Кауфман, 8. Unit 7. Lessons 4, 5

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Open the brackets and complete the sentences. Раскройте скобки и закончите предложения.
1 This water tastes really strange.
2 I can’t speak English very well.
3 I’m feeling happy today.
4 Yesterday your friend looked awful. What’s wrong?
5 I haven’t seen her yet, but we’ve spoken on the phone. She sounds nice.
1 I want to try this cake. It smells (good/well).
2 I’m feeling (bad/badly).
3 The girl smiled (beautiful/beautifully).
4 Don’t wear this dress. You look (funny/funnily).
Listen to the conversation and mark these statements true or false. Прослушайте разговор Миши и мамы и отметьте, верны или нет данные утверждения.
1 Misha’s mother loves the poets of the Silver Age. — True
2 Anna Akhmatova was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. — False
3 Marina Tsvetaeva is Misha’s mother’s favourite poet. — True
Read the conversation and answer the questions. Прочитайте, о чем говорили Миша и мама, и ответьте на вопросы.
1 When was the Golden Age? What writers are its most famous representatives?
The Golden Age of Russian literature was in the 19th century. Its most famous representatives are Pushkin. Lermontov and many other talented 19th century poets.
2 When was the Silver Age? What writers are its most famous representatives?
The Silver Age of Russian literature was at the beginning of the 20th century. Anna Akhmatova. Alexander Block. Marina Tsvetaeva, Sergey Esenin, Nikolay Gumilyov, Osip Mandelshtam, Vladimir Mayakovsky and Boris Pasternak are its most famous representatives.
Answer the questions. Ответьте на вопросы.
1 How did Misha sound when he phoned his mum? — He sounded upset.
2 How did Misha’s mother feel when he told her about his problem? — She was not very proud of him.
3 Why couldn’t Misha’s mother read a lot of interesting books when she was a girl? — Because at that time a lot of books were banned.
4 What were the poets of the Silver Age like? — They were brilliant, well educated and free-spirited.
5 What was the life of the poets of the Silver Age like? — They loved Russia very much, but they didn’t always like things that happened in their country. When they spoke openly about it, they got into trouble. Some of them died in labour camps, but their spirit was never broken.
6 How do Tsvetaeva’s and Akhmatova’s poems help Misha’s mother? — When she feels sad or needs some advice, she opens the books by Akhmatova and Tsvetaeva and finds help and advice.
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