H. Act as an interpreter. Translate the sentences from Russian into English and from English into Russian


R: Hello, what can I do for you?

V: . ?

R: What room would you prefer: single or double?

V: .

R: We have a single room on the third floor. Unfortunately it faces a parking lot.

V: . ?

R; Sure. We have an excellent room service in our hotel.

V: ?

R: $200 per night. If you want TV or PC you'll have to pay extra. Morning papers and 10 o'clock tea are our hotel compliments.

V: , .



V: , 5 .

R: It's possible. We have singles, doubles and twins. Or you may prefer suites?

V: - .

R: How long are you going to stay?

V: . ?

R: $250 per night twins and $750 - a suite. All rooms are with private baths, TV and a fridge.

V: . 16 . ?

R: Yes, confirm your reservation not later than the 14th of April, afternoon.

V: , 14 .



R: Good morning! Welcome to our hotel! What can I do for you?

V: .

. .

R: We are a 3-Crown hotel and the hotel is well equipped. We offer a lot of services to our clients: restaurants, bars, hairdressers' and barbers', dry cleaning services, laundry and a lot of others.

V: - ?

R: Certainly. We can also offer our guests a number of sorts and leasure facilities: tennis courts, billiard rooms, bowling, sauna and a swimming pool.

V: ?

R: The price of the room with all its facilities and breakfast.

V: . .

R: Certainly. You can also use E-mail and fax. Here is our business card.

Now illustrate the following situations in the dialogues of your own.


1. At the Reception. You dont have a reservation but you need a room in this hotel.

2. You share a hotel room with a stranger. He doesnt like the hotel. You try to persuade him that the hotel is not as bad as he imagines.

3. You have some problems while staying at a hotel and trying to solve them with the hotel officials.

4. You want to extend your stay at the hotel but there are some problems. The hotel is completely booked out. The Chief receptionist is trying to help you.

5. You and your family are going to spend a week in Moscow and are choosing a hotel to stay at. Give the grounds for your suggestions (location, category, facilities, services, prices, etc.).


Topics for discussions

1) You have enough equity to start a hotel. What hotel would you set up?

2) Grand hotel or a small country inn. They both have advantages & disadvantages. Enlarge on them.

3) Describe your experience of staying at a hotel.




I. Countries & Nationalities


Country Adjective Person
1. Afghanistan Afghan an Afghan
2. Albania Albanian an Albanian
3. Algeria Algerian an Algerian
4. Andorra Andorran an Andorran
5. Angola Angolan an Angolan
6. Argentina Argentinian an Argentinian
7. Armenia Armenian an Armenian
8. Australia Australian an Australian
9. Austria Austrian an Austrian
10.Azerbaijan Azerbaijani an Azerbaijani
11.Bahamas Bahamian a Bahamian
12.Bahrain Bahraini a Bahraini
13.Bangladesh Bangladeshi a Bangladeshi
14.Barbados Barbadian a Barbadian
15.Belarus Belorussian or Byelorussian a Belorussian or a Byelorussian
16.Belgium Belgian a Belgian
17.Belize Belizian a Belizian
18.Benin Beninese a Beninese
19.Bhutan Bhutanese a Bhutanese
20.Bolivia Bolivian a Bolivian
21.Bosnia-Herzegovina Bosnian a Bosnian
22.Botswana Botswanan a Tswana
23.Brazil Brazilian a Brazilian
24.Britain British a Briton
25.Brunei Bruneian a Bruneian
26.Bulgaria Bulgarian a Bulgarian
27.Burkina Burkinese a Burkinese
28.Burma (official name Myanmar) Burmese a Burmese
29.Burundi Burundian a Burundian
30.Cambodia Cambodian a Cambodian
31.Cameroon Cameroonian a Cameroonian
32.Canada Canadian a Canadian
33.Cape Verde Islands Cape Verdean a Cape Verdean
34.Chad Chadian a Chadian
35.Chile Chilean a Chilean
36.China Chinese a Chinese
37.Colombia Colombian a Colombian
38.Congo Congolese a Congolese
39.Costa Rica Costa Rican a Costa Rican
40.Croatia Croat or Croatian a Croat or a Croatian
41.Cuba Cuban a Cuban
42.Cyprus Cypriot a Cypriot
43.Czech Republic Czech a Czech
44.Denmark Danish a Dane
45.Djibouti Djiboutian a Djiboutian
46.Dominica Dominican a Dominican
47.Dominican Republic Dominican a Dominican
48.Ecuador Ecuadorean an Ecuadorean
49.Egypt Egyptian an Egyptian
50.El Salvador Salvadorean a Salvadorean
51.England English an Englishman, an Englishwoman
52.Eritrea Eritrean an Eritrean
53.Estonia Estonian an Estonian
54.Ethiopia Ethiopian an Ethiopian
55.Fiji Fijian a Fijian
56.Finland Finnish a Finn
57.France French a Frenchman, a Frenchwoman
58.Gabon Gabonese a Gabonese
59.Gambia, the Gambian a Gambian
60.Georgia Georgian a Georgian
61.Germany German a German
62.Ghana Ghanaian a Ghanaian
63.Greece Greek a Greek
64.Grenada Grenadian a Grenadian
65.Guatemala Guatemalan a Guatemalan
66.Guinea Guinean a Guinean
67.Guyana Guyanese a Guyanese
68.Haiti Haitian a Haitian
69.Holland (also Netherlands) Dutch a Dutchman, a Dutchwoman
70.Honduras Honduran a Honduran
71.Hungary Hungarian a Hungarian
72.Iceland Icelandic an Icelander
73.India Indian an Indian
74.Indonesia Indonesian an Indonesian
75.Iran Iranian an Iranian
76.Iraq Iraqi an Iraqi
77.Ireland, Republic of Irish an Irishman, an Irishwoman
78.Israel Israeli an Israeli
79.Italy Italian an Italian
80.Jamaica Jamaican a Jamaican
81.Japan Japanese a Japanese
82.Jordan Jordanian a Jordanian
83.Kazakhstan Kazakh a Kazakh
84.Kenya Kenyan a Kenyan
85.Korea see North Korea, South Korea    
86.Kuwait Kuwaiti a Kuwaiti
87.Laos Laotian a Laotian
88.Latvia Latvian a Latvian
89.Lebanon Lebanese a Lebanese
90.Liberia Liberian a Liberian
91.Libya Libyan a Libyan
92.Liechtenstein - a Liechtensteiner
93.Lithuania Lithuanian a Lithuanian
94.Luxembourg - a Luxembourger
95.Macedonia Macedonian a Macedonian
96.Madagascar Malagasay or Madagascan a Malagasay or a Madagascan
97.Malawi Malawian a Malawian
98.Malaysia Malaysian a Malay
99.Maldives Maldivian a Maldivian
100. Mali Malian a Malian
101. Malta Maltese a Maltese
102. Mauritania Mauritanian a Mauritanian
103. Mauritius Mauritian a Mauritian
104. Mexico Mexican a Mexican
105. Moldova Moldovan a Moldovan
106. Monaco Monégasque or Monacan a Monégasque or a Monacan
107. Mongolia Mongolian a Mongolian
108. Montenegro Montenegrin a Montenegrin
109. Morocco Moroccan a Moroccan
110. Mozambique Mozambican a Mozambican
111. Myanmar see Burma - -
112. Namibia Namibian a Namibian
113. Nepal Nepalese a Nepalese
114. Netherlands, the (see Holland) Dutch a Dutchman, a Dutchwoman, or a Netherlander
115. New Zealand - a New Zealander
116. Nicaragua Nicaraguan a Nicaraguan
117. Niger Nigerien a Nigerien
118. Nigeria Nigerian a Nigerian
119. North Korea North Korean a North Korean
120. Norway Norwegian a Norwegian
121. Oman Omani an Omani
122. Pakistan Pakistani a Pakistani
123. Panama Panamanian a Panamanian
124. Papua New Guinea Papua New Guinean or Guinean a Papua New Guinean or a Guinean
125. Paraguay Paraguayan a Paraguayan
126. Peru Peruvian a Peruvian
127. the Philippines Philippine a Filipino
128. Poland Polish a Pole
129. Portugal Portuguese a Portuguese
130. Qatar Qatari a Qatari
131. Romania Romanian a Romanian
132. Russia Russian a Russian
133. Rwanda Rwandan a Rwandan
134. Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabian or Saudi a Saudi Arabian or a Saudi
135. Scotland Scottish a Scot
136. Senegal Senegalese a Senegalese
137. Serbia Serb or Serbian a Serb or a Serbian
138. Seychelles, the Seychellois a Seychellois
139. Sierra Leone Sierra Leonian a Sierra Leonian
140. Singapore Singaporean a Singaporean
141. Slovakia Slovak a Slovak
142. Slovenia Slovene or Slovenian a Slovene or a Slovenian
143. Solomon Islands a Solomon Islander
144. Somalia Somali a Somali
145. South Africa South African a South African
146. South Korea South Korean a South Korean
147. Spain Spanish a Spaniard
148. Sri Lanka Sri Lankan a Sri Lankan
149. Sudan Sudanese a Sudanese
150. Suriname Surinamese a Surinamer or a Surinamese
151. Swaziland Swazi a Swazi
152. Sweden Swedish a Swede
153. Switzerland Swiss a Swiss
154. Syria Syrian a Syrian
155. Taiwan Taiwanese a Taiwanese
156. Tajikistan Tajik or Tadjik a Tajik or a Tadjik
157. Tanzania Tanzanian a Tanzanian
158. Thailand Thai a Thai
159. Togo Togolese a Togolese
160. Trinidad and Tobago Trinidadian and Tobagan a Trinidadian and Tobagan
161. Tunisia Tunisian a Tunisian
162. Turkey Turkish a Turk
163. Turkmenistan Turkmen or Turkoman a Turkmen or a Turkoman
164. Tuvali Tuvaluan a Tuvaluan
165. Uganda Ugandan a Ugandan
166. Ukraine Ukrainian a Ukrainian
167. United Arab Emirates (UAE)
168. United Kingdom (UK) British a Briton
169. United States of America (USA) a citizen of the USA
170. Uruguay Uruguayan a Uruguayan
171. Uzbekistan Uzbek an Uzbek
172. Vanuata Vanuatuan a Vanuatuan
173. Vatican City -
174. Venezuela Venezuelan a Venezuelan
175. Vietnam Vietnamese a Vietnamese
176. Wales Welsh a Welshman, a Welshwoman
177. Western Samoa Western Samoan a Western Samoan
178. Yemen Yemeni a Yemeni
179. Yugoslavia Yugoslav a Yugoslav
180. Zaire Zaïrean a Zaïrean
181. Zambia Zambian a Zambian
182. Zimbabwe Zimbabwean a Zimbabwean

II. Traditions and Habits of American People

INTRODUCTIONS (Episodes 1-3)



Malcolm Stewart 72, retired, former engineer, who comes to live with his son and his sons family in Riverdale, New York.

Philip Stewart Malcolms son, 50, a pediatrician in a childrens hospital in Riverdale, New York.

Ellen Stewart Philips wife, 50, a homemaker and former music teacher.

Richard Stewart Philips and Ellens elder son, 30, a photographer.

Merylin Stewart Richards wife, 29, a salesclerk and a fashion designer in a boutique.

Robbie Stewart Philip and Ellens younger son, 17, a senior in high school.

Susan Stewart Philip and Ellens daughter, 28, a vice-president in a toy company, unmarried and living in an apartment in Manhattan.

Harry Bennett 32, a widower, who dates Susan Stewart.

Michelle Bennett Harrys daughter, 9.




1. Excuse me, Im Richard Stewart (My name is Richard Stewart).

Im a photographer.

2. Hello, Im Richard. Whats your name?

3. Hello, hi! (.)

4. Im Alexandra Pappas. How do you do?

5. Alexandra, let me introduce you to my family.

6. - This is my wife, Merylin.

- Its nice to meet you.

7. - You must be Susan, hi!

- Hi, welcome!

8. And now meet my Mum, Ellen.

9. - Hallo, Harry! Its nice to meet you!

10. - Pleased (happy, glad, nice) to meet you too.

11. Use these expressions to thank one (1) or after one thanks you (2).



Thank you You are welcome

Thank you very much Im glad that I could help you

It was very nice of you Dont mention it.

I appreciate your help My pleasure.

I appreciate it Anytime.

Thanks, any It was nothing.




1. Introduce yourself to somebody in the street. You want to know the time.

2. Introduce yourself to somebody in the street. You want to know the directions.

3. Introduce yourself to somebody in the street. You want to know where you can have a bite.

4. Introduce your friend to your family.

5. Introduce your new friend to your classmate.


FAMILY LIFE (Episodes 1-3)




to take pictures to try something on

a photographer to help a customer

a book of pictures to expect somebody

to appreciate ones help heavy traffic

an exchange student to be late for dinner

steelworkers to rush into the boutique

bankers to leave the canvas bag on the ferry

street vendors lost-and-found office

ambulance drivers

Hispanic family






chocolate, coffee and vanilla ice-cream



a high school student

a freelance photographer

a fashion designer

a vice-president of a toy company

a lawyer


1. New York Harbor

2. Statue of Liberty

3. Martha Vann

4. Gerald

5. Alexandra Pappas

6. Greece

7. Thessaloniki

8. The Bronx



Training exercises on the vocabulary:

1. Explain the meanings of units 1 11 in English, if possible, give Russian equivalents to them

2. Translate units 1 10 into Russian

3. Try to remember the occupations of all the members of the Stewarts family. What other occupations do you remember?


Questions and tasks:

1. What is Richard Stewarts occupation? What did he do on the ferryboat?

2. Who is Alexandra Pappas? What does she do in the USA?

3. What is Merylins occupation? Why is she worried about Richards being late? Why is Richard late?

4. What did Robbie cook for the family dinner? What did he forget?

5. Why did Alexandra come to the Stewarts place? How did she find them?


THE BLIND DATE. (Episode 2)



to make a left (right) turn

traffic lights

to make another left (right)

to have a dinner date


dinner reservation



A special place for special people to be nervous

Ginger ale the first date in two years

California Chablis delicious

Mee crob to look through the peephole

Crispy fried noodles to let somebody in

Rose-petal salad to apologize

The vice-president of new toy development a fashion show

CPA certified public accountant to be close (friendly)

A phone call for somebody to date occasionally

To have a stomachache to have an early start

Not to have a chance to eat


Training exercises on the vocabulary:

1. Make up some talks on asking for directions, using the expressions from the first act.

2. How do you understand the expression A special place for special people?

3. What are Ginger ale, California chablis, Mee crob, crispy fried noodles, rose-petal salad?

4. What is to have a dinner date?

5. What is a new toy development?

6. Why do you think Harry will have to apologize?





83 Wooster Street


Thai restaurant

Thai food


Questions and tasks:


1. Who and what is Harry Bennett? What does he work for?

2. Why did he come to Susan Stewart?

3. Whom did he call from her? Why?

4. What happened during the dinner in the restaurant?

5. Did Susan and Harry still have dinner? Where? Why?

6. What did they order for dinner?

7. What is a blind date? Are blind dates common in your country?

8. Did you ever have a blind date or arrange one for someone else?

9. Are there many international restaurants in your country?

What is your favorite international food?





to be excited

to arrive by train (by plane)

to pick somebody up at the station

to set up somebodys room

It takes time to feel comfortable in a new place

to pull together some photos as a welcome present

to be disappointed

to remind somebody of something (or somebody)

to be independent



Training exercises to the vocabulary:


Give Russian equivalents to the vocabulary units 1 10.


Questions and tasks:


1. Are the Stewarts family going to pick Grandpa at the station? Why?

2. What preparations did they make to meet Grandpa?

3. Why couldnt Susan meet Grandpa?

4. What was in Grandpas trunk? Why wasnt the family able to open

the trunk before Grandpas arrival?






to get to work (The whole family usually gets to work to be in time for the Thanksgiving dinner)

Thanksgiving apple-pie

ingredients: walnut, cinnamon, dill weed, salt, pepper, garlic powder, space rack

big dinners

family reunions

stuffed turkey

turkey dressing (stuffing)


corn harvest

pumpkin pie

craneberry jelly



the Pilgrims a parade with large floats

English settlers baloons of popular cartoon characters

religious freedom famous television stars

a celebration for three days the bands from allover the USA

to share the first harvest to watch the parade on TV

to give thanks clowns

to look forward to something

Training exercises to the vocabulary:


1. Fill in the blanks from the list of vocabulary units 1 11:


Lets quickly, otherwise well not give the article in on time.

.is the most popular dish for the Thanksgiving day.

Will you give me the of an apple pie?

Have you ever tried . for a celebration dinner?

What are the ..of this delicious pumpkin pie?

Are . frequent in your family?

Do you know why Americans prepare as a dessert for

the Thanksgiving Day?

In our family we usually have ..for the birthdays of each member.


2. Explain the meanings of units 1 6 in Russian.

3. Make up a short situation using units 1 7.




Thanksgiving Day

Michigan football game-


Questions and tasks:


1. What is Thanksgiving Day in America? How did it start?

2. What are the traditional dishes for the Thanksgiving dinner? Who usually prepares the celebration dinners in American families? What did the Stewarts cook for the Thanksgiving Day?

3. What are the traditional entertainments on the Thanksgiving Day?

4. Do we have similar celebrations in Russia? Describe them.



HOME. (Episodes 11, 7)




1. to have ones own place to live to have a house where your family lives alone (without the parents or other relatives);

2. with a baby coming waiting for a baby;

3. room enough space;

4. to be pregnant to be waiting for a baby;

5. to afford something to have a possibility to have, bye or do something;

6. to lend money to give money to somebody for some time;

1. to borrow money to take money from somebody for some time;

7. to be stubborn to follow only ones own decisions;

8. History repeats itself. The same events take place from time to time;

9. to look in the real estate section to look through the column in a newspaper, where the advertisements about selling or buying houses or any other property are published;

10. to speak with a bank about a mortgage to discuss with a bank an agreement about a loan for buying something;

11. the cost of housing the average pricing of the houses;

12. personal earnings the salaries and wages of those who want to take a loan from the bank or buy a house.


1. to find out about the possibilities to ascertain if a person is able to repay a loan;

2. the information about the salaries and savings the information about the income of a person;

3. to have a good idea about the financial situation to know everything about the welfare standards of a family;

4. a book with photos of some homes a brochure, advertising homes for sale;

5. two-bedroom house a house with two bedrooms;

6. to be in ones price range to have enough money to buy something;

7. ranch type house a one-story house;

8. two-bathroom house a house with two bathrooms;

9. full basement a basement which occupies the underground area of the whole house;

10. a half-acre lot a piece of land near the house equal to 0,4 hectare;

11. Spanish style architecture a house built in Spanish style;

12. to come on the market to appear on the market for sale;

13. a brand new kitchen a kitchen which has just been built or rebuilt;

14. a two-car garage a garage for two cars;

15. a good investment a profitable purchase;

16. information sheets advertisements.


1. a loan officer a clerk in a bank who deals with loans;

2. to refinance the present home to registrate another mortgage for the house which has already been bought;

3. to find out about a mortgage to ascertain everything about concluding an agreement about a loan with a bank;

4. to own or rent a house to have a house as ones property or to lease it;

5. a freelance photographer a photographer who doesnt work for any company;

6. tax forms the forms one must fill in to pay taxes on the income;

7. to make a 10% downpayment to pay 10% of the whole sum of a loan at once;

8. payments over 30 years one can repay the loan during 30 years;

9. to own property, stocks, bonds to have some kind of security in possession;

10. collateral some property which one can give if he cant repay the loan;

11. a guarantor a person who can repay a loan instead of you if you cant do it;

12. income money received during a certain period;

13. to handle something alone to cope with something without any help;

14. to have an advance on a book to get some money for the book before it has been published;

15. to put the money down to save some money for future use;

16. a great learning experience to acquire more knowledge about something.


Give Russian equivalents to all the vocabulary units of Episode 11.


Episode 11




The New York Times a New York newspaper

Virginia Martinelly a real estate agent

Spring Avenue

Linden Street

Mount Kisco

Spanish style

Mr. Riley a real estate officer in a bank in Riverdale


Questions and tasks:


1. Why did Richard and Merylin come to a decision to bye a house of their own?

2. What did Ellen tell them about the history of the house in Riverdale? What did she advise them?

3. Render the talk of the young Stewarts with a real-estate agent.

4. What is necessary for a young couple to get a loan in a bank in America?

5. What was Richard and Merylins final decision about the house of their own? Why did they make this decision?

6. Do most people in your country own their homes or apartments? Is housing expensive in your town?

7. What formalities must you go through in your country to bye a house or an apartment?





to miss somebody the owner of the dog

to be thoughtful (kind, considerate) to give somebody a paw

to treat somebody nicely to be well-trained

to cheer somebody up ASPCA- Animal Society for Prevention

identification tag of Cruelty to Animals

to belong to somebody to find the owner

a phone number to adopt an animal

cute to be hard to resist

to be no longer in service to want love and affection

to be lost the ID number on the collar

to claim the animal


to come by to pick up the dog

to thank somebody for bringning the dog

to find another dog

Training exercises on the vocabulary:


Give Russian equivalents to all the vocabulary units of episode 7.




ASPCA-American society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Animal Shelter

Linda Aborn- the animal shelters director

Mr. and Mrs. Levinson

Gemma-a springer spaniel


Questions and tasks:


1. Why was Alexandra sad? How did Robbie try to cheer her up?

2. What finally cheered Alexandra up on that day?

3. What is ASPCA? Why did Robbie and Alexandra decide to contact this organisation?

4. Is it possible to adopt an animal from ASPCA? What is necessary for it?

5. How did the story with the springel spaniel end? Was it a happy end?

6. What pets are common in your country? How do people treat their pets?

7. Do you have a pet? Tell us about it.





- to work on something - to be in indecision

(on the article, on the book, etc.) - to follow in ones fathers footsteps

- high-school paper - to follow in my own footsteps

- to turn something in - to be a reporter (a newspaperman)

(, . ) - to give up a lot to save money for the

- an article on the feelings about graduation college tuition

- to be scared (scary) - to apply to a University

- The worst part is making decisions. - to be accepted

- the Dean of Admission - to be impressed with somebody

- classmate - to have some doubts about something

- to interview applicants for admission - not to be sure about something

- to fit somebody into ones schedule - to be clear about ones future

- to grow up - to make ones own decision



- to come to the conclusion

- to get right to work

- transcript

- a journalist

- to have some reservations

- to be a little uncertain

- to decide ones own future


Training exercises to the vocabulary:


1. Find Russian equivalents to units 1 11, if possible. If not, try to explain their meanings in Russian in your own words.

2. Try to use expressions 1 7 in sentences of your own to decipher their meanings.

3. Give English equivalents to units 1 13. Translate the units into Russian.




Columbia University

NYU New York University

Michigan University

Charley Rafer


Questions and tasks:


1. What was Robbie busy with when his father returned late from work? Why was Robbie staying up so late?

2. Why were Philip and Grandpa cheerful and jolly one morning?

3. Why do you think Robbies father was an understanding father?

4. What decision did Robbie finally make?

5. How did you come to the decision to enter the world economy faculty? What did you feel on the eve of the exams? Were you scared or in indecision? Did you follow in your fathers or mothers steps or was it your own decision?

6. What college degrees are the most popular in your country?

2. Is the University tuition very expensive in your country?






inn, hotel, motel to show the room

to spend the anniversary to get a look at the view

the second honeymoon to enjoy looking at the parking lot

the fifth wedding anniversary to clean up the room

a romantic weekend alone together to blame oneself

to sound tempting to call a room service

to make a reservation to face the truth

room clerk to stick something out for the whole weekend a double room a daily rate

to check out (in)

to have an opening

to reserve a honeymoon suite


the innkeeper

patcwork quilt

to cut patches from the old clothing

to be welcome somewhere

to take the liberty of doing something

a bellhop

Compliments of the inn

hotcakes (pancakes)

scrambled eggs





Training exercises to the vocabulary:


1. Whats the difference between the words: inn, hotel, motel?

2. Explain the words: anniversary, honeymoon.3.

3. What does the expression alone together may mean to your mind?

4. Translate the expressions: to sound exciting, to sound tempting, to sound boring.

1. What is to make a reservation? Does it have the same meaning as to book a room in a hotel?

2. In what meanings the word room is used in expressions 8 and 9.

3. Does daily rate mean the cost of the room in a hotel per day and night?

4. All the vocabulary units 1 11 describe the Old Country Inn. Do you think Richard and Merylin like this hotel? Why?


Translate these units into Russian.

Discuss units 1 13 with the teacher and find out what American traditions are mentioned here.




The Watermill Inn

The Old Country Inn

The Hudson River

Mrs. Monterfiore the innkeeper of the Watermill Inn

Teddy Roosevelt the 26th PRESIDENT OF THE United States (1901 1909)

George Washington the first President of the United States (1789 1797)


Questions and tasks:


1. Why did Richard and Merylin decide to spend a weekend in a small country inn? Did they manage to reserve a room?

2. Describe the Old Country Inn and the young couples feelings about it.

3. Why did they still turn out to settle in the Watermill Inn?

4. What was the Watermill Inn like? Why did Richard and Merylin like it?

5. What American tradition is mentioned in this episode?

6. Do you enjoy staying in hotels? Have you ever stayed at a hotel? What would you prefer: to stay at a small country inn or a large luxurious hotel?

7. Describe a hotel you would prefer to stay at. Speak on the facilities and services the hotel can offer to its visitors.



ELECTIONS. (Episode 18)




to run for the school board to run for the open seat

to be on the school board to care about smth. or smb.

elections to play ones sets

to cut the school budget appliance store

to cut the cultural programs to cover (about the press)

to save the taxpayers money to pick up the story

to vote for somebody the hotly contested race

new paint job in the schoolrooms to take an early lead

to run against somebody a rival

to win ones seat on the school-board to be ahead

to run for office to wait for the final results


to run a campaign to make a strong impression

to make a difference to have another chance

to give somebody a clear notice to lose by a very small number of votes to win the attention of smb.

the most influential newspaper to appoint somebody to a

to need some publicity committee

a slogan



the fliers hot off the press

to fold the fliers


a short amount of time

to lick the envelopes

to do a commercial

practical things

to be in favour of something

a powerful speaker

to be up to something


Training exercises:


1. Choose and translate the expression, which can be used while describing any elections from the whole list of vocabulary units.

2. Say in other words:

to cut the school budget

to cut the cultural programs

to save the taxpayers money

new paint jobs in the schoolrooms

to make a difference

to give somebody a clear notice

the most influential paper

practical things

to care about something or somebody

appliance store




1. Carter Boswell- , , .

2. harles Maxwell- .


Questions and tasks:


1. Why did Ellen Stewart decide to run for the school board?

2. What was the trouble of running this campaign?

3. Why did Ellen need the help of Charles Maxwell?

4. How did Ellens family help her during the election campaign?

5. What does the slogan I care mean?

6. Describe the Election Night. Did Ellen win the elections? Did she really make a difference in town? Why?

7. Who makes decisions about public education in your country? A there school boards? Do you think local school boards should have much power, or do you believe that the government should have complete control over public education?







to tie ones bow tie a wristband

to be nervous an antique shop

to figure a way to save something for the

a tuxedo wedding day

to wear a clip-on bow tie pearls

to clip a tie around the collar veil

a relief to take off the veil

to kick off the shoes to relax

wedding-day jitters III

to put the ring on to joint in holy matrimony

to put something in a tuxedo jacket pocket legally

a best man just cause

a maid of honour to be lawful, wedded wife

to hand something to somebody by the power vested in smb.

to pick up a clip-on bow tie to pronounce somebody husband

lapel pocket and wife

to kiss the bride


Training exercises:


1. Write out the words from the vocabulary list, which are connected with the traditions of the American wedding.

2. Find out the words, which denote the emotions of the participants of the wedding ceremony. Explain their meaning.

3. What is: a tuxido rental store, lapel pocket, an antique shop.

4. Pay attention to the formal expressions 1 7, pronounced by the judge during the wedding ceremony. Who pronounces such formal words to the bride and bridegroom in your country? How do they sound in Russian?


Questions and tasks:


1. What happened when Harry was getting dressed for his wedding? How did his relatives find the way out?

2. What is the American tradition to dress a bride?

3. What is Susans maiden name? What will her married name be?

4. Describe the wedding ceremony of Harry and susan. Wo are the best man and the maid of honour at an American wedding?

5. In your country who participates in a wedding ceremony?

6. Have you been to wedding ceremonies? Describe a wedding ceremony in your country.







to balance the check book to be up late

to sit around and do nothing to be around much late

to work late the ships that pass in the night

to be exhausted to spend quality time

to have dinner together with the family to take a vacation away from

different schedules the family

to be at the hospital doing paperwork different schedules

to be off to bed to set up a regular weekly

reading program

to fit in with something

III to encourage something

to work on the special project

to find a way to encourage reading

to spend the leisure time

to take the time to read

to involve the entire family in something

to schedule one hour a week to do something

to go beyond the school system

to guarantee something

to experiment with somebody

to accomplish something


Discuss with the teacher the following expressions from the vocabulary list:


to balance the check book

to sit around and do nothing

to be around much late

the ships that pass in the night

to spend quality time

to fit in with something

to encourage something

to schedule one hour a week to do something

to go beyond the school system






Robert Frost (1874 1963) one of Americas most popular poets


Questions and tasks:


1. Why was Robbie worried about his family life?

2. What idea came into his head?

3. What is quality time?

4. How did Robbie offer to solve the problem of his family? Did it fit in with Ellens schedule?

5. Did they solve the problem of the family? How?

6. Do you think you spend enough quality time with the people you love?

7. What is the quality time for you?



CARRIER. (Episodes 21, 22)


Vocabulary to episode 21 A BIG FISH IN A LITTLE POND


to be on ones mind a real dilemma

to be offered a job with to have a fantastic reputation

a major accounting company to work out something

a big decision to support somebody

to affect somebody or something to make a sacrifice

a client in the garment business to get ones feelings about smth

to do taxes to delay something

a big sales office a once-in-a-lifetime offer

to do the major accounting work to interrupt the school year

to look for an executive a vice-presidency with the biggest

to recommend somebody accounting company

to move to some place to get a good job through somebody

to do some thinking about a major toy buyer

the career opportunities




to be in a good mood

to be behind somebody

to be touched

to turn something down

to go into business for oneself

to be ones own boss

to be a big fish in a little pond or a little fish in a big pond.


Training exercises to episode 21:


1. Give English equivalents to the first set of expressions 1 13 to understand their meaning.

2. Find out the expressions from the second list 1 12, equivalent in meaning to those, given below:

a person or company who byes toys wholesale constantly

to stop going to school in the middle of the school year

to of a very high opinion about ones job

a problem which is very difficult to solve

to design or invent something

to do something later

a high-level position in a major accounting company

a proposal which can never be given twice

somebody can help find a good job

to be of the same opinion as somebody

to have something on the mind about something

to refuse from something for the sake of somebody


3. Translate expressions 1 8 into Russian. Your teacher will help you.





Seventh Avenue

Los Angeles (L.A.)


Questions and tasks:


1. What news did Harry have for Susan and Michelle?

2. What dilemma did the family face?

3. Did Grandpa advise something to Susan to solve the problem?

4. What was Michelles opinion about her family moving to Los Angeles?

5. What decision did the family finally make? Why?


Vocabulary to episode 22 CAREER CHOICES


to wrestle with the question to stay at home and be a full-time

be torn mother

to go back to work to be disappointed

to pursue the career in fashion design to respect ones decision

a full-time mother custom-designed dresses

to arrange the schedule around to do the pricing at the boutique

ones schedule a big market in wedding dresses

to accept the offer to expand to all kinds of dresses

to have two career opportunities to make the right decision

at the same time


to watch over the baby

to hire a woman to watch over the baby

to give full-time attention to raising a child

to need money

to be wound up

the career as a fashion designer versus the career as a mother

to the best of ones ability

to establish something out of the home

to make (or design) the dresses at home

to do the selling at the boutique

to benefit financially


Training exercises on the vocabulary:


1. Find out the expressions connected with the topic Career and translate them into Russian.

2. Find out the expressions related to the career of a full-time mother and translate them into Russian.

3. Decipher the meanings of the following expressions:

to wrestle with the question

to be torn

to arrange the schedule around ones schedule

to hire a woman to watch over the baby

to be wound up

to the best of ones ability

to benefit financially

to be anxious to see somebody

custom designed dresses

a big market in wedding dresses

to expand to all kinds of dresses





Rita Mae


Questions and tasks:


1. Why has Merylin been torn recently? What question has she been wrestling with?

2. What did Susan advise to Merylin? What was Ellens experience concerning raising a baby?

3. What was Merylins final decision about her career?

4. Are two incomes usually necessary to support a family in your country? Do many mothers work outside the home?

5. Would you prefer a working career being a mother or a career of a full-time mother? Why?




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