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Complete the sentences with a question tag.

Your name is Asel, isn`t it?

1 You donТt take sugar in your coffee, ___________?

2 He is on holiday this week, ______?

3 You would like to come, _______?

4 There is a bank near here, ______?

5 She bought some stamps, _____?

Exercise 1. Listen to the text and finish the following sentences [T.21]



1 Jane was expecting her first childЕ.

2 In this small space there wereЕ

3 The story was featured Е..

Exercise 2. Retell the listened text.

Exercise 3. Prepare your speech about your birth using the useful language expressions and given questions.


Here are the opening lines of your story about your birth My mother told me that I was born in Е. It was early morning Е. The weather was Е  
and closing lines of your story My parents had already got a name planned for me. So I have the name Е It means Е. Actually my story was Е
What do you know about your birthday? What have you been told about the day you were born? What was the time? What was the weather like? What has happened? Were there any problems? Who told you? What did they say? Useful language: It was early morning (evening, midnight etc.) It was summer (winter, autumn, spring) At the birth there was/were Е. A name planned Е. One of the problem wasЕ. I have name Е.

Exercise 4. Dialogue. Student A: Tell about wedding ceremony which you visited. Student B: React to the story and ask questions to get more information.

Exercise 5. Read and translate the text (use your dictionary).


Wedding Information

A common practice among Jewish couples is the tradition of the bride circling her groom seven times under the wedding canopy. Another tradition Jewish couples observe during wedding ceremonies is the breaking of a glass underfoot by the groom. When he does this, the wedding party shouts Mazel Tov! A dozen times. This is done because of the loss of the Temple in Jerusalem. It is recorded in a sacred Jewish book that during the joyous wedding of an important man, he took a glass of great value and shattered it, startling his guests. It means that in the midst of the most joyous occasion, one should never forget the destruction and loss of their Temple.

In many American weddings, it is tradition for the bride to throw her bouquet out to her guests. The person who catches it is said to be the one who will be the next to marry. In a typical American wedding, it is considered to be bad luck for the groom to see the wedding dress at anytime before the ceremony.

Exercise 6. Answer the questions

1. What is the significance of the Jewish bride circling her groom seven times during the wedding ceremony?

2. What is one of the superstitions typically observed during American weddings?

3. Why do you think traditions are important parts of weddings?

Exercise 7. Write these words and phrases in the correct column.

wedding, have a baby, widow, honeymoon, coffin, mourners, funeral bouquet, pregnant, nappy, midwife, bury, get engaged, wreath groom, cot, get divorced, reception
Birth Marriage Death
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.   1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.


Exercise 8.Imagine you received an e-mail letter from your foreign friend asking about customs and tradition in your country. Write an e-mail letter about the most popular traditions of your country.

Check yourself

1. 1. Choose the right meaning of the word: УbrideФ

a) a woman who is going to the party

b) a man who is about to be married

c) a woman who is about to be married

d) a couple who is going to the wedding ceremony


2. Choose the right variant: He hasn`t been to Shanghai before, Е?

a) has he

b) is he

c) had he

d) was he

3. Choose the right variant: She wasn`t so happy, Е?

a) will she

b) weren`t she

c) was she

d) is she

4. Choose the right phrase: It is better to marry for___________ than for love.

a) for many reason

b) life reason

c) your own reason

d) practical reason


English Russian Kazakh
startling ['stɑːlɪŋ] поразительный таңғалдыратын, жан түрш≥гет≥н
broomstick ['bruːmstɪk] ракитовый куст сыпыргыш ағашы
coffin [ˈkɒfɪn] гроб табыт
mourners [ˈmɔːnə] плакальщики жоқтаушылар
wreath [riːθ] венок, гирл€нда ш≥р (гүлдерден өрген)
wedding [wedɪŋ] свадьба той
observe [əbˈzɜːv] отмечать, праздновать тойлау
destruction [dɪsˈtrʌkʃən] уничтожение, разрушение қырып-жою
dozen [ˈdʌzn] дюжина ондаған
widow [ˈwɪdəu] вдова́ жес≥р әйел


Office hours є 11   Make up a topic УCustoms and traditions in my countryФ and retell it. Using texts on p.173
LIW є 31   Write a condolence using a model. (p. 176)





1. Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig. New English File. Intermediate. StudentТs book, Oxford, 2010.

2. Clive Oxenden, Christina Latham-Koenig. New English File. Intermediate. Workbook, Oxford, 2010.


3. John and Liz Soars. New Headway. Intermediate. StudentТs book. Oxford, 2009.

4. John and Liz Soars. New Headway. Intermediate.. Workbook. Oxford, 2009.



HAND OUT є 22(82)
Discipline: English as a foreign language Credits-2
Intermediatelevel Practical lesson
Lexical theme: How well do you know our world.  
Grammar: Expressing a wish or a regret.  
Teacher: assistant professor Gaiipova Gulipa Abdraimovna


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