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I. Read and translate the texts given below. Answer the questions
Hi everybody, my name is Zackary Steward. I live in San Francisco, California, USA. I’m fifteen years old. I go to the Backer High School in San Francisco. I’m planning to enter the technical college next year but I’m not really sure which one.
There are two more kids in the family besides me – my elder brother Anthony and my younger sister Emily. Josh is twenty, he attends a medical college, and he will be a dentist. Emily is only seven, she is a schoolgirl, and she goes to Backer Elementary School.
I love my brother and sister a lot. My parents are the best parents in the world.
My mom is forty one, she is a manager. My dad is forty nine; he has got his own business – our local newspaper. Our family is very friendly. We spend a lot of time together.
I have a hobby – I am really fond of sports. I play basket-ball. In summer time I like windsurfing. I take part in different basket-ball competitions. In my school I study different subjects. I don’t know yet what profession I want to get but I’ll figure it out soon.
to enter – поступать (в учебное заведение)
technical college – технический колледж
medical college – медицинский колледж
manager – менеджер
to be fond of – интересоваться
Answer the questions
1. Where does Zackary live?
2. How old is Zackary?
3. Where does Zackary study?
4. Is Zackary the only kid in the family?
5. What do Zackary’s brother and sister do?
6. What do Zackary’s parents do?
7. What hobby does Zackary have?
Hi, let me introduce myself first. My name is Alice. I am 16 years old. I live in London, Great Britain. I would like to tell you some words about my family and myself. I am the only child in our family. It made me be sad when I was little because I didn’t have any brothers or sisters to play with, so I just played alone.
My dad is a doctor and he always spends so much time in his hospital, even on weekends. My mom works in the flower shop; she loves gardening and growing flowers. I help her sometimes when I have free time.
I go to the art college in London. I major in architecture. I am a first year student. I like my college and I have many friends there. We like to gather after our classes and go somewhere like to a coffee bar. My best friends are Jessie, Diana, Ann, Christina and Erik.
I forgot to mention my grandmother. I love her a lot. She is retired. She doesn’t have to go to work any more, so she spends the most of her time with her cats. She has three cats and I like playing with them. I have a boyfriend; we started dating two months ago. He studies in my art college but he majors in modern art. We like to walk in the center of London when the weather is good. I can’t wait until I graduate from my art college and open my own gallery.
to introduce oneself – представить (кого-то)
gardening – садоводство
art college – колледж искусств
to mention – упоминать
to major – учиться по специальности
to graduate – оканчивать (учебное заведение)
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