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2. The young pupil thinked of living together in the future. 

3. John is proposed twice: through internet  and personally.

4. Did Ashley liked he’s letters?

5. The young teacher didn’t said ”yes” to the proposal.

2. Choose between was/ were or did

1. … they know each other through internet?

2. … she say 'Yes!' to the proposal?

3. … they engaged through internet?

4. … they in love for nine months?

5. … they return to computer love?


1. Complete John’s story. You’ve got the first and the last sentences. Write 5-7 more. Use the Past Simple tense and change the sentences from direct into indirect speech.

«Well … Last year in chat I met a girl, Ashley, she was very nice girl and we talked for four hours  …. …. . I` m sure we will be a very happy family. »

2. You are a journalist. Make up 5 questions to Ashley and John (four questions in the Past Simple, one question about their future plans).

Module 7

Vocabulary: New Year traditions

Grammar: Present Continuous

Reading: New Year traditions all over the world


Read and translate these words.

          striking      [`straıkıη]                       mouthful    [`mauθful]

          resolution  [`rezә,lu:(ә)n]              laugh          [la:f]

          especially   [`ispә(ә)lı]                     celebrate    [`selı, breıt]

trouble       [`trΛbl]                           parade        [pә`reıd]


Match the words from these columns. Use a dictionary for unknown words and pronunciation.

a resolution  is …                to close

a co-worker is  …                 a problem

to shut is …                            to enjoy oneself

a trouble is …                         to wait for

to expect is …                        a collegue

to have fun is                         a promise


Complete the phrase using the words in the box. Make up your own sentences with any three words in the box


parades     celebrate       midnight         luck       troubles          mouthful

1. All the family is waiting for the last stroke of the … .

2. At the new year night people put on the table the symbol of the year, they think it brings … .

3. We forget all our …  and have fun on this special day.

4. Generally people …  the New Year at the end of December and the beginning of January.

5. There are big … on some special days such as Victory Day or Independence Day.

6. On the New Year’s Day my Mom cooks so many tasty things that I see the night in with … of food.


Do you agree with the following statements? Give a detailed answer.

1. Making wishes on the New Year’s night is a stupid thing is the modern world.

2. I don’t celebrate the New Year’s Day because I’m too busy for parties, gifts and dancing all the night.

3. I think that the New Year’s Day is a family day and I see it in with my family and TV.

4. I love making different gifts to my friends and my family. I think it is a great pleasure to give presents, not only get them.

5. The New Year’s Day is for children, adults must be more serious about parties.

6. People see in the New Year’s Day all over the world.



The English New Year in the report of Jane:

«In England there is an old tradition - letting the Old Year out. Now the clock is striking twelve, our father is going to the front door, is opening it, and is holding it until the last stroke of midnight. Now he is shutting the door and comes back to the family. The Old Year is out and we are waiting for the New Year. The other our popular tradition – making New Year's resolutions' — they are promises for the New Year. For example: «This year I am going to do exercises every morning, to be nice to my little sister and to go to the swimming pool every day». Of course, people, especially children, don’t always keep their resolutions».

The Japanese New Year in the report of Tomoko:

« We have New Year days from January 1 to January 3. Now it is the end of December and many people are having bonenkai parties. They are «forget-the-year parties» when friends and co-workers go together in pubs and bars and have fun. In Japan we believe that the New Year starts a new life that’s why in December we try to forget all troubles of the old Year»