УПРАЖНЕНИЯ НА РАЗВИТИЕ НАВЫКОВ УСТНОЙ РЕЧИ
I. Перескажите текст: а) от лрца Нормана; б) от лица молодого чело* века; в) от лица старого джентльмена.
II. Инсценируйте разговор Нормана с молодым человеком.
III. Составьте ситуации, используя следующие слова.
1. to buy smth. for smb., to want it to be a surprise, to hide, to produce, an expression of joy;
2. to be behind in smth., one’s people, to be upset, to try to make, to give advice, not to allow, to obey, to do well;
3. to seem simple, not to learn some expressions, to make a lot of silly mistakes, to be sorry about it, to promise to do better;
4. to be seriously ill, to keep silent, to speak in a whis per, to go to sleep, to feel better, to make smb. happy, to begin eating better, to be all right soon
IV. Перескажите следующий текст.
Michelangelo, the famous Italian sculptor, lived in Florence. Once a beautiful piece of white marble was brought to Florence, and the governor of the city told Mi chelangelo that he wanted him to make a statue out of the marble. He said that Michelangelo was the only man in Italy who could do it.
The sculptor worked for two years to make the statue as beautiful as possible. When the statue was ready, a lot of people gathered in the square where it stood. Every body was waiting for the governor. At last he came, accom panied by the richest people of the city. The governor looked pleased, and seeing the expression on his face the people thought that he liked the statue. So they were all surprised to hear him say that he didn’t like the sculptor’s work at all because the statue’s nose was too long.
“Can you make the nose shorter?’ the governor asked Michelangelo.
Those who heard the question expected the sculptor to get angry, but to their great surprise Michelangelo an swered calmly that he didn’t mind changing the shape of the nose.
When the governor was not looking, he picked up a handful of marble dust and went up to the statue. He pretended to work hard. Standing with his back to the governor, he dropped the marble dust he had picked up little by little to make the governor believe that he was