Упр.4 Unit 1 Reader
ГДЗ English Кузовлев 10-11 класс
- Быть просто готовым что-то сделать
- Интересоваться и стремиться кому-то или чему-то
- Любить или интересоваться чем-то или кем-то
- Мысль, что прошлое мнение может быть не верно
1) What country was Rusty in evacuation in? What was Rusty’s native country? (reading for detail)
“How are you finding England?”
Before Rusty could answer, her mother said, “She did live here before, you know.”
“Sure you did, but how does it compare with the good old U.S. of A.?”
Now Rusty was stymied. If she said she preferred America, her mother would get angry. If she said she liked England, Mitch (an American) would get mad.
“Difficult to choose, eh?” said Mitch.
“Uh-huh. There’s good things in both.”
2) Rusty told her friends a lot about America.
What did she tell them about? Why?
What didn’t she tell them about? Why not? (reading for detail)
“Tell us about America.”
So Rusty told them about blueberry pie, and milk shakes with walnut syrup, and how she had seen a wonderful film called The Wizard of Oz and was in colour.
And she told them how they made Valentines and how she went through crazes of collecting things like coins.
And she told them how they sometimes had corn muffins for breakfast, and how one afternoon they’d been taken to see a brand-new musical called Oklahoma and there were cowboys dancing and singing. And how they’d make fudge (глупости) and listen to phonograph records.
And she told them they had been spending time at their summer cottage on Lake Champlain. She loved it there, no matter what time of the year it was. Sometimes, even in the winter, she and Skeet would go and stay with them and camp out in the cottage, and they’d go ice-boating and skating on the frozen lake.
Rusty was absolutely the centre of attention. Everyone was listening, wide-eyed, to her. She left out the fact that she had to save up all her money and do odd (случайный) jobs so that she could go to the cinema and buy milk shakes and roller-skates.
3) How did Rusty usually spend free time?
Grammar on focus "Would"
Когда мы описываем действия, которые происходили регулярно в прошлом, мы используем глагол would.
When Rusty lived in America, her family and she would spend time in their summer cottage on Lake Champlain. (= they did this regularly)
4) Find in the text on page 10 all the sentences with ’d. Give the full forms of the verbs.
5) In America, there were things that were not common in England in those days.
What things did the English people never hear about in those days? What spheres of life were they connected with? Fill in the table, (reading for detail/making notes)
Rusty shivered (дрожать). She couldn’t understand how her mother and brother could bear (терпеть) not having a coat on.
Beth didn’t think it was cold at all, either. “It’s only September,” she had said that morning. “It gets far colder than this. I thought you’d be used to it. Don’t they have snow in Connecticut?”
“Sure they do,” Rusty had replied. “But we have this thing called central heating. Ever heard of it?”
Rusty looked at the writing on the envelope. It was Skeet’s (her American friend). She was about to open it when on second thoughts she put it into her blazer pocket.
“Aren’t you going to open it?” said her grandmother.
“Unless, of course, you have something to hide.”
“Ever heard of privacy?” thought Rusty.
“Children shouldn’t have secrets from grown-ups.”
“Oh, Mother, I’m almost a teenager.”
“What on earth is a teenager?”
“Someone who’s thirteen, or fourteen, or fifteen... Don’t you call them that here?”
“I’ve never heard the expression.”
Was it only a few weeks ago that she was in America, and Janey and her American sister were nuts over Frank Sinatra? She began humming (напевать).
“What’s that tune?” said Beth.
“This is A Lovety Way to Spend an Evening. It’s one of the songs Frank Sinatra sings. Don’t you know it?”
“No. I’ve never even heard of him. Is he popular in America?” “Popular? He’s the tops. Everyone’s crazy about him.”
6) WORD POWER
How do you understand the highlighted words? Choose the correct meaning from the following.
• to be just ready to do something
• to be interested and eager about somebody or something
• to be very fond of or interested in something or somebody
• a thought that a past opinion may not be right
7) Rusty returned home just before Christmas.
How did she feel about Christmas at home? (reading for the main idea)
The night before Christmas Eve, Rusty’s father allowed her to go with her mother and Charlie to see the Christmas lights.
They took a train to London. Rusty was disappointed. Compared with the Christmas lights in America, the English ones were a washout. But Charlie was completely impressed by them.
Christmas Day was orderly and quiet. After a polite meal of chicken and vegetables, they all went into the drawing room, where a small Christmas tree stood in the corner. It was so unlike the noisy Vermont Christmases, where the tree was as high as the ceiling, and where endless gifts and candy and popcorn hung from the branches and filled half the floor space.
8) What contrast words show that Rusty was not impressed by the holiday? Find the missing pair in the text.
small Christmas tree
9) Rusty said, “It’s different back home. ”
From Rusty’s point of view, how different were the two countries in the 1940s? Complete the chart. (making notes)
10) Here are some things and people that Rusty told her friends about. What did you learn about them?