IN FOCUS (Предлог like и союз as)
Говоря о похожих вещах, мы используем предлог like и союз as.
Like — это предлог, поэтому он ставится перед именем существительным или местоимением.
Russian teens, like British teens, listen to techno music.
As — это союз, поэтому он ставится перед придаточным предложением.
Russian teens think about love as teens all over the world do. (As также может быть предлогом и иметь значение «в качестве». Не works as a teacher. = Не is a teacher.)
2. When young Russians are bored being alone they choose a group with the same interests as all teenagers do.
1) Is there such an opportunity? (reading for the main idea)
In Russia in 2003 there were 62 federal and interregional youth and children organisations which were officially registered.
One of them is the Federation of Children Organisations of Russia. (Unlike/Not as) the organisations many years ago this organisation is independent from political parties. The main aim is to protect rights and interests of children and young people, to organise their free time, to help them develop various skills useful in their future life. (Like/As) pioneers many years ago members of this organisation help disabled people, make performances for young children. Besides such organisations there are different groups and subgroups with special interests (like/as) in many countries.
2) What is similar in the activities of youth organisations in Russia nowadays and some years ago? (AB Unit 3, ex. 5)