Now match English expressions with their Russian equivalents
Types of Friends
Section 1 Warming-up
1.1 According to the famous Greek philosopher Aristotle “Man is by nature a social animal” which means that all of us can live only in society in constant interaction with other people. Each day we socialize with dozens of people and some of them become our friends. Study the words bellow, explain their meanings, compare their meanings with the meaning of the word “friend”. Formulate your own understanding of the terms “friend” and “friendship”.
WORDS: a companion, a partner, a peer, a neighbour, a girlfriend, an acquaintance, a colleague, a mate, a pen pal, comrade, associate, co-worker, keypal .
1.2 Person’s character is the major factor we take into account while choosing our friends. Each of us possesses positive traits as well as negative ones. Study the words below and place them in the chart. Add 5 more words of your own to each column. Provide these words with nouns of the same root and antomyns.
WORDS: selfish, devoted, caring, flexible, envious, modest, stingy, enthusiastic, grateful, aloof, indifferent, tolerant, optimistic, generous, lazy, irresponsible, self-centered, unreliable, loyal, polite, outgoing, cooperative, shy, fussy, honest, sincere, thoughtful, critical, bossy, independent, witty, conservative, punctual, passionate, chatty, imaginative, depressive, sympathetic, candid, cheerful, hot-tempered, dull, quarrelsome, persistent, arrogant, helpful, respectful.
ü Describe one of your group-mates using 5 of these adjectives, let other students guess the name of the student.
ü Work in pairs. Make up 5-7 questions for you partner to find out what qualities he/she has. Report your findings in class.
e.g. Do you like to give orders and instructions and control everything? (bossy)
Now match English expressions with their Russian equivalents.
ü Now make up sentences describing people’s qualities and their typical behavior.
e.g. Generous people sacrifice everything for the sake of their friends.
Irresponsible people often don’t keep their word and neglect their friends’ problems.
ü Express your opinion about people’s qualities and their behavior using the patterns below.
1. I can’t but admire people who are… who always….
2. I hate when…
3. I highly respect those who…
4. I can’t stand …. When I meet such people I always try to…
5. What I value most in my friends is their ability to…
6. I feel disappointed when I meet people who..
7. People who are… always irritate me.
8. People who are… set me a good example to follow.
9. I prefer to deal with people who…
10. What I really like about my friend is his / her… He/ she always …
11. I lose my temper when I meet people who..
12. I feel sorry for people who are…
1.4 Now give a precise description of a true friend? Are your friends of the kind?