1. Текст THE CONDEMNED ROOM
1. Read the story and say in 2—3 sentences what it is about.
The text Is about a brother and sister who live in one house. For them, the big problem is cleaning in their rooms. Their mother had made the sign on her door ‘The room is condemned. Its owner may not go anywhere or do anything until the area is restored.
2. The author tells us about her brother's room. Find this extract and read it aloud.
She was always getting the Condemned sign. Her brother hardly ever did. And his room was really disgusting, with posters of rock stars and basketball stars and movie stars wearing tiny bikinis covering every inch of his walls. But, her mother pointed out, his floor was clean and his desk as well. That was all she cared about.
3. What made Sam’s Mum write a message?
Sam’s sister doesn't clean her room for a long time. It's very dirty. There were her clothes, lying high on her chair and overflowing onto the floor, Dirty shoes, an umbrella from when it rained on Tuesday, Library books, Magazines and different little things.
4. Is Sam going to clean the room? Why do you think so?
I think, Sam is going to clean the room. It was Impossible to imagine they couldn't leave their room all weekend. Sam wants to go to Katy's to work on their Halloween costumes. May be, Sam is how her father, the organization man.
1. Where was Tina going to?
She was going to Hong Kong from London.
2. What happened at the airport?
She overslept and realized she had missed her plane. When she got the airport she was happy because she saw the queue for her flight. It meant it was delayed.
3. Why was Tina scared during the flight?
During the flight a huge storm began. The plane started bouncing around all over the place and soon the oxygen masks dropped down. So she put her mask on and felt extremely scared.
3. Тема Art
Art is something that inspires people, affects their senses, develops the spiritual world of every human being. Art is “something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas and feelings.” Drawing, painting, sculpture, literature, music, theatre, cinema, dancing - these are just a few examples of art. On the one hand, art reflects the world, on the other hand it allows us to escape from the monotonous routine of the world. We may like it or dislike it, we may enjoy or criticize it, but one thing cannot be denied - its great emotional and cultural influence over great masses of people. From this point of view art has a great educational significance. People learn about history of the preceding generations, their lifestyle, life conditions, Interests, habits, events, etc. My favorite art is music. Museums and art galleries has always attracted me, too. I wish I could be good at painting. Unfortunately, I am not good at it. It conclusion I'd like to stress that without art our life would be dull, colorless and depressing.