Questions for discussion.


Speak about yourself.


to be a student at a University, to be single / married, to come from, to be born, architect, politician, artist, musician, manager, sportsman / sportswoman, name, surname, full name, (e-mail) address, job, age, nationality

Question for discussion.

1. What is your full name?

2. What university/department do you study at?

3. How old are you?

4. Are you married?

5. Where do you come from?

6. What school did you finish?

7. Have you got any friends?

8. What are they? Where do they study?

9. What were your favourite subjects at school?

10. What are your hobbies?

11. What job do you want to find when you graduate from University?

Module 2

Speak about your family.


Parents / grandparents, relatives, younger / elder (brother), cousin, husband/wife, aunt/uncle, daughter / son, child /children, the (White) family

Questions for discussion.

1. Is your family large?

2. Have you got many relatives?

3. Where do they live?

4. Do you keep in touch with them?

5. What is your mother? How old is she?

6. What is your father? How old is he?

7. What is an ideal family?

8. Is it good to have more than one child in a family? Why?

Module 3

Daily life in your country.


to have lunch, to go to university, to find a good job, to study at university, to work from… to…, at the weekend, to start / to finish / to leave / to graduate, to live in a flat, apartment block, meal, to have a snack, most/all, to close /

to open

Questions for discussion.

1. What time do you have breakfast?

2. Where do you have lunch?

3. Where do most young people have lunch?

4. What do they have for lunch: a big meal or a snack?

5. Why do many young people want to go to university?

6. Is it easy to enter a university? Why?

7. When do children start and finish school?

8. How many hours a day do people work?

9. Do many people speak foreign languages in Russia? Why?

10. Are all people in Russia very friendly?

11. Where do most people live in Russia?

12. What time do most shops open and close?

13. What time do people go to bed?

14. Is there any nightlife in your town?

Module 4

People’s likes and dislikes.


to love / hate Ving, TV series, play computer games, do housework, to cook a meal, way of life, go swimming, to watch TV, to listen to (jazz music), to write / receive e-mails, to make / meet friends, to speak English, to go to the gym, to buy / to sell (on the Internet), to make money, to drive, to go for a run

Questions for discussion.

1. Why do people have different likes and dislikes? What does it depend on?

2. Who likes doing housework?

3. Why do many people love dogs?

4. Are there many people who love playing golf?

5. Can you imagine a person who hates TV?

6. What do you like doing at the weekends?

7. Why do some people hate flying?

8. Think of a foreigner who lives in your country. What do you think he loves and hates about Russia?

9. What do you usually do on holiday?

10. Do you ever visit your grandparents?

Module 5

Speak about public transport.


motorway, drive at (100 km an/per hour), service station, learner driver, ride a bicycle, go by underground, to take an underground train from…to…, bad traffic, traffic jam, to drive on the left, arrive in/at, public transport, to travel by plane, how long does it take to…, the journey takes (two hours), passenger / pedestrian, to travel in a (Boeing) aeroplane, traffic lights, crowded bus, to wait for a bus / to catch/to miss a bus, to get on/off a bus, to wait in a queue (to get on / off a bus), to have a real problem with cars / buses, to take a fast train, ticket (single / return)

Questions for discussion.

1. Can you drive? Are you a learner driver?

2. Is traffic in your town bad?

3. Do you really have a problem with cars or bicycles?

4. What means of transport do most people use?

5. Do you use public transport? Is it a nice experience? Why?

6. Do buses stick to the schedule in your town?

7. How long does it take you to get to university?

8. Is Moscow far from your town?

9. How can you get there?

10. How long does it take?

Module 6

Healthy food.


cereal, to have for (breakfast), bread roll, French fries, vegetables, fruit, …hasn’t got any calories /’s got no calories, to be healthy /it is (un)healthy to eat, to go on a diet, …is really good/bad for you, pasta, sauce, dessert, to contain (cream), simple but delicious, fast food / homemade food, vegetarian, to make an omelette, ingredient, recipe, dish, typical (breakfast)