Реферат: Билеты по английскому языку для 9 класса (2002г.)


Topics/questions for discussion

1.Somepeople think that school days are the happiest days in people `s lives. Can yousay that you have been happy at school? Why?

   Did you have adress code in your school? What do you think about it?

   Was school work, fun or both for you?

   What school subject did you like most? Why?

   What school activities did you take part in?What were the most enjoyable activities?

   What events did you write about in your schoolyearbook?

   Were you glad to be back at school aftersummer holidays? Why? Why not?

2.If youwant to continue your education, what kind of institution will you attend?Explain your choice.

   What school experiences have you had?

   What did (didn`t) you like about your school?Why?

   What kind of school did you go to?

   What are you going to do after the 9thform? How do your favorite subjects and interests influence your choice?

3.Choosinga profession is not an easy matter. What do you think can help you to make theright choice?

   What `s important while choosing aprofession?

   What professional field can you work in? Whatare you good at? Which of your personal qualities will help you in your futureprofession?

   Would you choose your parents` professions?

   Have you decided what you want to be? What doyou know about the advantages of your future profession?

   Do you think you will need English in yourfuture career?

4.Thereare different ways of learning about the world: through the mass media, books,traveling, visiting museums, meeting other people, etc. Which ways do youprefer to learn about the world?

   Why is visiting a museum interesting anduseful?

   What can museums, places of interest tell youabout the world (your home town, your country, people `s past, fashion, etc.)?

   What do Russian TV channels offer to theirviewers? Do you think TV programs can help you to learn at school? Which TVprograms can help you to learn at school? In what way?

What sort ofinformation do you get from newspapers and magazines? What newspapers andmagazines do you read? What information are you interested in?

Do you likelistening to the radio? Why?

What bookscan help you to learn better at school?

Whichbooks/magazines/newspapers would you recommend your foreign friend to read tolearn more about the life of teenagers in your country, famous people, thiscountry `s latest achievement in science, about fashion, etc.

Whatinteresting people have you met? What interesting people have ever been invitedto your school? What did they tell you about?

5.Traveling is one of the ways ofdiscovering new countries. What attracts tourists to Russia? What would youshow your foreign friends in your home town?

Do you thinkthat traveling is one of the best ways of spending holidays?

Does yourfamily travel a lot? Where to? What ways of traveling do you and your familyprefer? What places have you visited? Which of them did you like best? Why?

Have you evertraveled abroad? Which do you think is better: to travel abroad or to travel aroundyour own country? Give your reasons.

What are themost popular tourist attractions in Russia? What do you think attracts peopleto these places? What places do foreigners associate with Russia?

What placesconnected with famous people would you recommend your foreign friends to visit?

Do you thinkyour home town is worth visiting by tourists? Why?

6.Every country is special. Whatcomes to your mind, when you think of the UK/the USA and its people?

What are thesymbols of the UK/the USA?

What placesof the UK/the USA attract tourists? What places in the UK/the USA and itscapital would you like to visit? Why?   

What are the most common stereotypes about the UK/the USA and itspeople that you know?

   What do foreigners think about the UK/theUSA?

   What image of the UK/the USA do you have?

   What can traditional British/Americanclothing tell about the UK/the USA?

   What souvenirs from the UK/the USA would youbring back to Russia?

7.Eachcountry takes pride in its own achievements and success. What makes you feelproud of your country?

   What do you likeabout your country (sights, most positive traits of the national character,outstanding people, literature, arts, architecture, science, traditions, sportsachievements, Russian traditional food, music, Russian products)?

   What top ten items would you include on thelist of Russia `s best things and achievements? Why?

   Are you proud of your home town? Why?

8.Whatfamous people from Russia would you tell your foreign friends about? Whichfamous British and American people do you admire? What made/makes them famous?

   What great Russian writers are admired andremembered by Russians? How are famous Russians honored in this country?    

   What Russian musicians do you think arerecognized all over the world?

   What Russian sports figures are you proud of?

   Which Russians have been (worn Noble) Prizes?In what field?

   Which British/American people do you know?Why are they famous? How do you think they are honored in their countries?

9.Whatwould you tell your foreign friends about traditional Russian holidays andcelebrations? What do you think your British/American friends will tell youabout their traditional holidays and celebrations?

   What are the mostpopular Russian holidays and celebrations? How are days such as New Year `sDay, Christmas, Old New Year `s Eve, Epiphany, Shrovetide and one `s name-daycelebrated in Russia (in your home town, in your family)? What activities areconnected with these days? What traditional dishes are served on these days?

   What do you wear for different occasions?

   What gifts do you usually give to yourfriends /relatives at different celebrations?

   Is celebrating important to you? Why? What isyour favorite holiday or celebration? Why? What British/American holidays and celebrations  do you like? What traditions are connectedwith them? Which of them would you like to celebrate in Russia?

10.You aregoing to spend a month with an American or British family. What do you thinkwill be interesting for your host family to learn about you?

How do you usually introduce yourself to other people (name, age,birth place, home address)?

What do you look like?

What is your family like?

What are your family traditions?

Where do you live (your room, your flat, your home town)?

What are your interests and hobbies (reading and TV preferences,sports, pets, eating habits, etc.)?

What are you good at? What are your biggest lifeachievements/experiences?

Who do you admire?

Who are your best friends? Why?

What are your wishes and ambitions?

11.Peoplehave various reading preferences. What do you like to read? Ask your foreignfriend about his/her reading preferences.

Is reading important to you?

What kind of books do you like to read? What were your favoritechildhood books? Have your childhood reading interests changed? How?

What is your favorite book? Who is your favorite writer?

What British/American authors do you know? Have you read any oftheir books? Did you like them? Why?

12.Televisionis much spoken about nowadays. It has both good and bad points. What are yourarguments for and against watching TV?

Do you think watching television is one of the best ways of spendingfree time?

What do British/Russian TV channels offer to their viewers? What arethe channels your family does/doesn`t watch? What is your favorite channel?What TV program do you like best/least? Why?

What `s your attitude towards soap operas?

Which British TV channels/programs would you like to watch? Whichare the programs on Russian TV you would /wouldn`t recommend to your foreignfriends? Why?

   What do you think of advertising on TV?

13.What arethe most popular free time activities for British and Russian teenagers? Whichactivities do you like? Why?

   How do British/American/Russian teenagersspend their holidays?

   What sport activities are popular amongBritish /American/Russian teenagers?

   What TV programs do British/American/Russianlike watching?

   What do British/American/Russian teenagerslike to do in their free time?

   Do you like to spend your free time outdoorsor indoors? Why?

   What do you think is an ideal way of spendingyour free time?

   What city activities do you take part in?Where do you go in your home town during your free time?

14.Youngpeople are fond of different styles of music. What kinds are popular now? Whatkind of music do you like? Why?

   What do you think about the music youlike/dislike? What do you think about classical/rock/pop music?

   Which British/American/Russianmusicians/singers /groups do you know? What do you think of their music?

   What does music make you think of?

   Why is London called a musical center? Whatcontribution did Britain make to popularizing classical music? What musiciansis Britain famous for?

15.What aretraditional British kinds of sport? Are they popular in Russia? What kinds ofsport is your family interested in?

   Which sports wereinvented in Britain? Are they popular now?

   What kinds of sport are popular inBritain/Russia?

   What competitions are popular inBritain/Russia?

   How good are you at sports? Do your familymembers share your sport interests?

16.Somepeople go in for sports, while others like to watch sports competitions. Whichis better – to watch or to participate?

   Do you go in for sports? What reasons can yougive for going in for sports? Do you like to watch sports competitions? Whatcompetitions do you like to watch? Do you like to take part in the sports youlike to watch? Why? Why not?                                                           

What are the advantages /disadvantages of going in for some kinds ofsport?

Why do some people prefer to watch sports competition and not to goin for sports?

17.Whatdoes a healthy way of life mean? How do you look after your health?

What is a healthy way of life like?

What helps you to be healthy without doctors? How does sport helpyou to keep fit? When are doctors necessary?

What habits are thought to be bad? Why are they bad?

What are your health habits?

Do you have any health problems? Why do you think you have them/youdon `t have them?

18.Theproblems of ecology are very important now. Which problem is the most argent,in your opinion? What can you and the people around you do to protect theplanet?

What ecological problems are argent now?

What is the influence of pollution on people `s health? Was lifebetter a hundred years ago? Why do you think so?

What ecological problems exist in your home place?

Do you have environmental programs in your city?

How does your school help the earth?

What do you personally do to keep the world healthy?

19.Peopleset up different organizations for various purposes. What do you know aboutthese organizations? Are you a member of any organization? Which organizationwould you join? Why?

What kind of organizations do people set up? What are the purposesof these organizations? What do people do in these organizations? What do youthink makes people join these organizations?

What is the aim of ecological organizations? What ecologicalorganizations do you know?

What kind of people do the Scour organizations in the UK and USAteach teenagers to be?

What voluntary organizations do you know? Whom do voluntaryorganizations help? Which of these organizations do teenagers take part in? Doyou think that                  voluntarywork is important?

Are there any voluntary organizations in your school? Do you takepart in them? What do you do?

What other organizations do you know? Which of them would you liketo take part in? Why?

20.Growingup can cause problems. Do you have any problems with your friends, your parentsand other people around you? How do you cope with these problems?

How do you get on with your classmates?

Do you argue/quarrel with your sisters/brothers/ parents/friends?What about?

How do you feel about your problems?

Who or what helps you to cope with your problems?

21.LearningEnglish is becoming more popular in Russia. Why do people learn English in thiscountry? Do you think you can do without English in your future life?

Why is English the world `s top language?

What will the role of English be in the 21st century?

Why do people learn English in this country?

Why are you learning English?

Do you think you can do without English in your life?






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