a. životopis (osobné údaje: meno, bydlisko, dátum a miesto narodenia, rodinný stav, významné momenty v živote)
My family home is on a quiet street, not far from the centre of the town. I’ve got a mum and a dad and, unfortunately, two sisters who I manage to get on with (most of the time). My Dad is called James and my Mum is Anna. I love them to bits, although we have our moments when we argue, but all teenagers are like that, aren’t they? Dad is forty-nine and Mum is a little bit younger, she is forty-seven and she always reminds him about this. Dad is quite fit, although he is getting a bit of a belly from drinking beer. He runs a lot and plays golf and he is a great guy.
My name is David, I am seventeen and I live in a small town called Altrincham, in Greater Manchester. I love where I live, my town has got good shops and lots of things to do. There are pubs, clubs and restaurants and a leisure centre with a swimming pool. There are many schools in the area and I have got a variety of friends.
Although Altrincham is a small town, there are parks and plenty of green areas to walk and play sport. Manchester is not so far away and I often travel in on the tram or by bus with my friends. Manchester is a great place to go, it’s always busy and has a good vibe.
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Rozumiete väzbe-There is/are?
Porovnajte text so slovenčinou.
Moje mesto má dobré obchody. Sú tam krčmy, kluby a reštaurácie a stredisko voľného času s plavárňou. Na okolí je veľa škôl a ja mám veľa priateľov.
Väzba There is/are sa doslovne neprekladá=je to formálny podmet. There is = je, there are = sú. Všimnite si preklad. There are many schools in the area. Na okolí je veľa škôl. (Postupujeme odzadu pri preklade)
Odpovedzte na otázky
- What is your name?
- How old are you?
- How many people live in your house?
- Have you got any brothers and sisters?
- What are the names of your mother and father (mum and dad)?
- What are the names of your sisters(s) and brother(s)?
- Where do you live? What is your address?
- What sort of accommodation do you live in?
- Do you live in a city, town or village?
- Is there a lot to do in your city/town/village?
b. členovia rodiny (zovňajšok, charakter, záľuby)
c. rodinné vzťahy (vzťahy medzi súrodencami, rodičmi a deťmi, starí rodičia, pomoc v rodine, domáce práce, všedné dni a rodinné oslavy)
My dad and I share a lot of interests and we are very close. We both support Manchester City football team and Dad takes a keen interest in everything I do, particularly in watching me play rugby, which is my sport. We also go fishing together a lot and sometimes we take my Granddad. These days out together are fantastic. Dad and Mum get on very well considering they have been together for ages and I would say they are a very happy couple, although Mum always complains that Dad could do a bit more around the house to help her. He says because he is a teacher, and has to bring homework to do in the evenings, that he doesn’t have much time for housework. I am not sure Mum believes him.
My Mum is a bit fussy and because I am the only boy in our family she tends to be easier on me than she is with my sisters. This is okay but sometimes she treats me like a baby, which is definitely not okay. Still, I love her and would not swop her for the world.
Mum is a researcher for a medical firm and works at a big company in a town called Lymm. She works part time for three days a week, but I think she would like to work full time really.
Mum is not very sporty but she likes to go swimming once a week and walking in the hills with Dad or a group of her girl friends. She is very house-proud and is always giving my sisters and me a hard time about the state of our bedrooms and how we should keep them tidy. I don’t take much notice of this because if my room gets really bad she comes and does it for me. Mum is also a very good gardener and is always dragging Dad off to garden centres, which drives him crazy.
Mum is a very good cook, but then so is my Dad. It’s funny sometimes to see them argue about how to cook a certain recipe and which of the two of them is the best chef.
- We share a lot of interests.
- We both support Manchester City Football Club.
- We go fishing.
- Mum always complains that Dad could do a bit more around the house to help her.
- My Mum is a bit fussy.
- She is always dragging Dad off to garden centres.
- She works part time for three days a week.
- She drives him crazy.
- They argue about cooking.
- I should keep my room tidy
Väzba: to be interested in
My dad is interested in everything I do.
My dad takes a keen interest in everything I do.
My dad is interested in watching me play rugby.
Všimnite si: My mum likes to go swimming. Môžete povedať: My mum is interested in swimming.
Grundium (sloveso+ing) sa používa po určitých predložkových väzbách alebo po určitých slovesách vo vetnom modely - Podmet +Sloveso+gerundium
She likes walking in the hills.
I like swimming.
She loves taking pictures.
Odpovedzte na otázky
- Are you and your dad very close?
- Do you do anything together?
- Do you get on well with your parents?
- Do your parents still treat you like a little baby?
- Do your parents work full time?
- Is your mum house-proud?
- What is the state of your bedroom?
- Do your parents argue about how to cook?
- Do your parents like swimming?
- Do you like cooking? Are you a good cook?