Actions and Activities
devote time to smth.посвящать время чему-либо
enjoy oneselfхорошо проводить время
go for a picnicездить на пикник
go for a walkходить на прогулку
go skiingкататься на лыжах
(skating, swimming) (коньках, плавать)
go to some place (somewhere) ходить (ездить) куда-либо
go to the country (out of town) ездить за город
have fun веселиться
meet smb. встречаться с кем-либо
plan free планировать свободное время
receive guests [gests]принимать гостей
rest (have a rest)отдыхать
spend timeпроводить время
visit smb (smth)навещать кого-либо
Places for Rest and Recreation
disco (discoteque) дискотека
out-of-doorsна свежем воздухе
sports hallспортивный зал
Kinds of Rest and Recreation
I. Write down the words denoting:
1.Feeling calmer and less worried or tense.
2.The act of going from one place to another.
3.It’s a place where you can buy and have light meals and drinks.
4.It’s a place where people go to watch films.
5.It’s a public area of land with grass and trees where people go to relax and enjoy themselves.
6.Eating a meal in the open air.
7.It’s a social event at which people enjoy themselves doing things such as eating, drinking, dancing, talking.
8.It’s a building with a stage on which plays are performed.
9. It’s an energetic and always busy person.
II.Fill in the gaps with the suitable derivative of the word given in capitals on the right.
I was eight before I could read. And my thirst for reading was__________!
I joined the library and the local _________ used to interrogate me on the contents _________that I was showing off.LIBRARY
Most adults were ________ about my passion for books. "Your brain will burst" was a common ________, one that I took_________. _______became the most important thing in my life. I've always felt a great ________ on ________a book.SUSPECT
WARN, SERIOUS, READ
I've enjoyed a strong _______ to _______ close the book and put it on a shelf.
The first book I lost a night's sleep over was "Jane Eyre".RELUCTANT, ACTUAL
III. Translate into English using your active vocabulary:
1.Выходной день – это время, которое можно посвятить себе.
2.Ты можешь хорошо проводить время, гуляя по лесу.
3.Когда вы последний раз ходили в театр?
4.Часто мой лучший друг приходит ко мне поболтать и весело провести время.
5.На выходных мы поедем за город, чтобы расслабиться и побыть на свежем воздухе.
6.Летом вы опять будете путешествовать? – Да, мы, должно быть, поедем на Кавказ.
IV. Make 6 sentences with the following words:
go to the country, receive quests, spend time, have fun, picnic, party:
1.On Sunday …
2.At the weekend …
3.We prefer …
4.… in the open air.
5.I’m fond of …
6.They usually …
V. Read the text:
Everyone needs at least one holiday a year, so when you begin spending sleepless nights thinking about the sun and the sea, when you think longingly of the green, countryside and forget the mosquitoes and the boredom, there's no doubt about it — you're ready for a holiday.
Even a week-end is better than nothing. You need to get away from all your usual routines and get some fresh air and a change of perspective.
You should also take occasional holidays without the family. Husbands and children can do very well without you for a limited time and, if they cannot, they must learn to. It will be good for them to realize how much you do for them during the rest of the year. It is necessary for children to realize at a very young age that they can do without their parents. It teaches them independence.
Go somewhere quiet, where the climate is pleasant and invigorating. For the first couple of days, rest and sleep as much as you can. If you are in the mountains, give yourself a day or two to get used to the altitude; by the sea, have a daily swim.
Do things the way they are done in the country you are staying and eat the local food. Get to know the natives and their customs. Do a little sightseeing, even if you do not like it. Always have a dictionary of the local language, and pick up a few words. It is a good idea to get to know the place as well as you can.
If you prefer complete solitude, take some books and catch up on your reading.
Be sure to take the necessary clothes and equipment, but don't burden yourself with a mountain of lug¬gage full of things you will never use. Dress simply and in accordance with the climate. Bring whatever sporting equipment you plan to use.
The sun is good for some people, and very bad for others. Don't overdo it; your skin will turn to leather and age much faster if you get it too brown. Protective oils and creams are a very necessary part of your holiday equipment.
You should try and store up energy and vitality to see you through the winter months. Be willing to put up with small inconveniences, and don't allow yourself to be annoyed. Things will not be done in the way you do them; so much the better. Take note of the good, and pass over the bad in silence.
Try and learn something useful from your holiday. Bring back an unusual peasant recipe or a local pottery jug. Don't burden yourself with a camera unless you are a genuine enthusiast ; you will be always looking through it instead of directly at what is around you. And don't indulge in that useless habit of sending holiday postcards — if you forget all about home, you will come back with far more interesting tales to tell.
VI. Agree or disagree with the following sentences: (true / false):
1.Everyone needs at least one holiday a year.
2.The sun is good for all people.
3. You need to get away from all your usual routines and get some fresh air and a change of perspective.
4. It’s a useful habit to send holiday postcards.
5. Be willing to put up with small inconveniences, and don't allow yourself to be an¬noyed.
VII. Complete the following sentences:
1.You need to get away from all your usual …
2. If you are … give yourself a day to get used to the altitude.
3. Be sure to take … and equipment.
4. Your skin will … if you get it too brown.
5. If you prefer complete …, take some books and catch up on your … .
VIII. Write down the right combinations:
1.1. Even a weekenda.where the climate is pleasant and invigorating.
2.2. Go somewhere quietb.they are done in the country you are staying.
3.3. Do things the wayc.and very bad for others.
4.4. The sun is good for some peopled.is better than nothing.
5.5. Bring whatever sporting equipment
e.you plan to use.
IX. Answer these questions basing your answer on the text:
1.Is it necessary to take occasional holidays without the family?
2.What would you do if you prefer complete solitude?
3.Can you learn anything useful from your holiday?
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