Hi, everybody! Let meintroduce myself. My nameis Liuda. I’m 13. Meet myclassmate, Kristina. She ismy best friend and we arecrazy about learningforeign languages.Hello! How are you? I’mKristina and I’m 13 too.We really want to go toLondon, so we help tolearn English each other.Today we are glad topresent Liuda’s EnglishPortfolio.
Surname: HorovaFirst name: LiudaAddress: 97 Sevastopilska Street, Krasnyi Lyman, Donetsk region,UkraineNationality: UkrainianDate of birth (day| month| year): the25th of May, 2000Sex: f Age: 13 Form: 7What foreign languages can you speak? English, German, FrenchWhen did you begin to learn foreign languages? English – the 2ndform, German – the 5th form, French – the 5th formWhat are your hobbies? Learning, reading, comedies, embroideryWhat are your favourite lessons? Foreign languages, Chemistry,Biology, Geography, HistoryWhat is your future profession? Pharmacist or archaeologist
I’d like to tellyou a bitaboutmyself.I like to learnnew things,discuss smthat English andGermanlessons.I am keen onreading andI’ve got a biglibrary athome.I am goodatlearning.
I use the Internet. Ithelps me tocommunicate withkids all over theworld and improvemy foreignlanguages.Kristina and Iare interestedinembroidery.
We like to actand speakEnglish, German and French.
Level Formlistening reading spokeninteractionspokenproductionwritingI can understand extendedspeech and lectures andfollow even complex lines ofargument provided if thetopic is reasonably familiar.I can understand most TVnews and current affairsprogrammes. I canunderstand the majority offilms in standard dialect.I can read articles and reportsconcerned with contemporaryproblems in which the writersadopt particular attitudes orviewpoints. I can understandcontemporary literary prose.I can interact with a degree offluency and spontaneity that makesregular interaction with nativespeakers quite possible. I can takean active part in discussion infamiliar contexts, accounting forand sustaining my views.I can present clear, detaileddescriptions on a wide range ofsubjects related to my field ofinterest. I can explain a viewpointon a topical issue giving theadvantages and disadvantages ofvarious options.I can write clear, detailed text ona wide range of subjects related tomy interests. I can write an essayor report, passing on informationor giving reasons in support of oragainst a particular point of view.I can write letters highlighting thepersonal significance of eventsand experiences.I can understand speechwith requests and problemsexplanations. I canunderstand contents ofconversations, discussions,lectures and reports onfamiliar topics, althoughcannot recognize somephrases and expressions.I can understand simplefamiliar information in letters,leaflets, directions, newspaperarticles. I can understand thegist of specialized simplestructured texts within my ownfield.I can hold a conversation onfamiliar topics without delays andpauses, using simple languagetools. I can explain my attitude andrespond to the questions. I cansummarize and synthesizeinformation.I can talk about my ownexperience; describe my attitudeto the events. I can make shortpresentations and reports,followed by my comments andconclusions.I can write short reports andexplanations with simplestructure within field of my directcharge. I can write simple clearlystructured texts, make asummary, argumentation of mydoing or views.10 - 11I can understand the mainpoints of clear standardspeech on familiar mattersregularly encountered inwork, school, leisure, etc. Ican understand the mainpoint of many radio or TVprogrammes on currentaffairs or topics of personalor professional interestwhen the delivery isrelatively slow and clear.I can understand texts thatconsist mainly of highfrequency everyday or job-related language. I canunderstand the description ofevents, feelings and wishes inpersonal letters.I can deal with most situationslikely to arise whilst travelling inan area where the language isspoken. I can enter unprepared intoconversation on topics that arefamiliar, of personal interest orpertinent to everyday life (e.g.family, hobbies, work, travel andcurrent events).I can connect phrases in a simpleway in order to describeexperiences and events, mydreams, hopes and ambitions. Ican briefly give reasons andexplanations for opinions andplans. I can narrate a story orrelate the plot of book or film anddescribe my reactions.I can write simple connected texton topics which are familiar or ofpersonal interest. I can writepersonal letters describingexperiences and impressions.B2B1+B1
Level Formlistening reading spokeninteractionspokenproductionwriting5-9I can understand everydayspeech when the delivery isstandard and clear. I canunderstand the main point ofTV shows, films, where visualreception plays important role.I can understand the gist ofshort lectures, familiar stories,when speech is relatively slowand clear.I can read simple texts aboutthings I’m interested in,leaflets, short officialdocuments, simple and clearinstructions, short descriptionsof events.I can exchange opinions andinformation on familiar topicsin predicated everydaysituations. I can ask anotherperson to help when I need it.I can express myself inmonologue to talk about myfeelings, everyday aspects of myenvironment (people, local area,study) using simple languagetools.I can write short simpletexts, create messages todescribe the topic,problem, etc. I candescribe my dreams,hopes and expectations.I can understand phrases andthe highest frequencyvocabulary related to areas ofmost immediate personalrelevance (e.g. very basicpersonal and familyinformation, shopping, employment). I can catch the mainpoint in short, clear, simplemessages andannouncements.I can read very short, simpletexts. I can find specific,predictable information insimple everyday material suchas advertisements,prospectuses, menus andtimetables and I canunderstand short simplepersonal letters.I can communicate in simple androutine tasks requiring a simpleand direct exchange of informationon familiar topics and activities. Ican handle very short socialexchanges, even though I can’tusually understand enough to keepthe conversation going myself.I can use a series of phrases andsentences to describe in simpleterms my family and otherpeople, living conditions, myeducational background and mypresent or most recent school.I can write short, simplenotes and messages. I canwrite a very simplepersonal letter, forexample, thankingsomeone for something.A2+A2
Level Formlistening reading spokeninteractionspokenproductionwritingI can understand and followsimple directions. I canunderstand simplequestions concerning myexperience, as well assimple everydaydialogues, supported withmimic and gestures.I can understand simpleillustrated texts, guides, gamedirections, instruction for theuse of familiar things. I canfind relevant information insimple and familiar texts.I can greet other people andintroduce myself. I can respond tothe greeting and ask how someonefeels. I can order food and drinks. Ican do everyday shopping.I can express myself with simpleconnected sentences to give ashort simple description ofmyself and my environment. Ican talk about what I can see in apicture and describe otherpeople.I can copy words, sentenceswithout mistakes, writenames of countries, buildingsand food. I can write shortconnected paragraph aboutmyself, my place and myfamily.1-4I can understand familiarwords and very basic phrasesconcerning myself, my familyand immediate concretesurroundings when peoplespeak slowly and clearly.I can understand familiarnames, words and very simplesentences, for example, onnotices and posters or incatalogues.I can interact in a simple way if theother person is prepared to repeator rephrase things at a slower rateof speech and help me formulatewhat I’m trying to say. I can askand answer simple questions inareas of immediate need or on veryfamiliar topics.I can use simple phrases andsentences to describe where I liveand people I know.I can write a short, simplepostcard, for example,sending holyday greetings. Ican fill in forms withpersonal details, for example,entering my name, nationalityand address on a hotelregistration form.A1+A1
My Learning English Student What can Ido well?What can I donot well?What can I dobadly?Teacher What can I dowell?What can I donot well?What can I dobadly?3 2 1 3 2 1To learn new wordsTo write smth correctlyTo do English exercisesTo learn poems, proverbsTo learn grammar rulesTo listen English texts |dialoguesTo ask and answer thequestionsTo make and act thedialoguesTo play gamesTo discuss smthTo sing English songsTo learn and retell thestories | textsTo translate smth intoEnglish | UkrainianStudent35 30 4 1Teacher38 36 2 0
Ex.6, p. 17 Oksana Karpiuk “English 7”Write sentences about your family and your friends.MY FAMILYA composition by Liuda HorovaIt’s very important for everybody to have people, who love you, who understand you, whom you can apply to with your problems and whowill never betray you. For me these people are my family.The heart of our family is my Mom – kind and loving, always ready to listen and help. She is 42, but she does not look her age: she looksmuch younger. My Mom is slim, not very tall, but rather attractive with her blond long hair and beautiful blue eyes. She is a very busy womanand she’s very clever and wise.My Daddy is a very clever and educated person. In spite of his strictness, Dad is a very sociable person and makes a good company.I should admit that I look like my mother in appearance (both blue – eyed and big - nosed), but I’m very much like my Dad in character. Andon the contrary: my elder sister Maiia looks like our Daddy in appearance and like Mom in character.Maiia is 9 years my senior. She is tall, slim, blue – eyed and shy. Like our mother, Maiia is a kind – hearted, hard – working and friendlyperson.I think only people who like and dislike the same things can understand each other, so Maiia and I are good friends, we understand eachother, we share our problems. Maiia’s kindness and optimism always supports me in difficult situations.Actually we are a very friendly family. We understand each other at first sight and come to help each other without any extra word.In my opinion, onlypeople who like anddislike the samethings can understandeach other. I can say itabout my family.Liuda, let’s talk aboutyour family. What familytraits have you got inyour appearance andcharacter? Have you gotfriends in your family?What are they like?
I am going to write my reportabout the history of myfamily. I know someancestors in my mother’sline. These ancestors are themembers of my family treewho lived a long time ago.Look at “MY FAMILY TREE’.Olena SerhiiMaiia and LiudaDemian HalynaLeonidValentynaHanna KlavdiiaMaksymArtemSophiiaBorysIvanMariiaFedirPolinaAndriiPolinaSemenDemianOlhaVasylNastiaPetroLidiiaDariiaMykolaMariiaDaniilNinaIvan-UlianaHanna-IvanYakov-MarianaRoman-LukiiaLiuda, how much do youknow about the history ofyour family? Perhaps yourgreat grandfather camefrom another country? Doyou have a relative wholives far from you? Whatwould you like to know?
Ex.6, p. 22 Oksana Karpiuk “English 7”Find out more about your family history and the heredity.SOME INTERESTING PAGES OF THE HISTORY OF MY FAMILY.A report by Liuda HorovaAll members of my family took part in historic events in different times. My relatives createdtheir own patriotic pages in the book of history of our state. They put a lot of pages in thatbook from the government of the tsar Nikolai II and the Great October Socialist Revolution tillthe terrible events of the Great Patriotic War.We hadn’t any shirkers or lazybones in our family. We didn’t like the phrase “my house I willhide”. Courage and bravery run in the family. For example, one of my great grandfatherswas a leader among engine drivers in our town. He was decorated with different orders.Another one took part in the building of Belomorsko – Baltiyskii Canal.I know some established facts about one of my great grandfathers, who was a clairvoyant,and another one was a lecturer of Moscow Polytechnical University.I am so proud of my family.
Ex.10, p. 28 Oksana Karpiuk “English 7”Remember one of the characters from a book or film (cartoon). Choose one ofthem and describe his| her appearance and character.MY FAVOURITE CARTOON CHARACTERA project by Liuda HorovaMy favourite film is “Shrek”. I like the film becauseit’s an exciting story on a basis of a fairy tale. Thefilm has got several parts and fantastic specialeffects. All the characters were created bycomputers, but they look real. “Shrek” tells about amonster who lives in a wood. His name is Shrek.The Princess Fiona is a monster too. She is hiswife. Shrek and Fiona have three baby – monsters.They are green, funny and cute.This strange green family has a lot of friends: adonkey, a wolf, a Gingerbread boy, Pinocchio etc.But one of them is my favourite. His name is Puss.I like cartoons and“Shrek” is one of myfavourite computeranimation films. Let’stalk about it!Liuda, I would ask you about yourfavourite film. Do you have anyfavourite characters from a film orcartoon?
He is red, green – eyed Puss – Boots. Healways puts his black hat, belt and boots on.Puss – Boots has got his sword. He cancross swords with enemies to protect hisfriends, because he is brave and proud.All pussies like Puss – Boots. I understandthem. He is so handsome and charming.Puss likes to sleep on Shrek’s pillow andlaps too much milk, so he becomes fat andlazy after it.Sometimes he is so naughty. But Pussbegs his friends pardon with his beautifuleyes.Well, he is an attentive, friendly, devoted,kind – hearted cat. Puss likes children andthey find him funny.I like this character very much and lookforward next part of this film about hisamazing adventures.
OK. I’ll try andput it into myportfolio.Try to rememberwhat you havelearnt from Unit 1and test yourself.TEST YOURSELF!GRAMMAR Ex.1, p. 30 Oksana Karpiuk “English 7”1. Make up the forms of comparison of the adverbs.1) smartly more smartly the most smartly2) well better the best3) early earlier the earliest4) friendly more friendly the most friendly5) fast faster the fastest
VOCABULARY Ex.2, p. 302. Read and match the words with their meanings.1. thoughtful a) thinking only about his/her own needs2. devoted b) without other people, sadly3. lonely c) to bring trouble, to worry4. to bother d) showing care for the needs of others5. selfish e) giving one’s time, energy to someone or something1 – e, 2 – d, 3 – b, 4 – c, 5 – a.COMMUNICATION Ex.3, p. 303. Complete the interview with the a), b), c), d), e) phrases.A: Have you got a true friend? a) Well, she is intelligent and cheerful with good sense ofhumour.A: Why do you think that he | she is true? b) Yes, that’s right. I quite agree.A: What does your friend look like? c) I think, I have.A: What is your friend like? d) We help each other. And we’ve got much in common, Isuppose.A: Do you agree that everyone is special by beingdifferent?e) She is tall and slim with beautiful blond hair.B: c), d), e), a), b);
LISTENING Ex.4, p. 314. Listen to the young woman’s opinion about Richard Gere, a film star. Read thestatements below and put the letter “T” for the true statement and the letter “F” forthe false one.All women like Richard Gere. I don’t understand them. They say he is handsome. What’s handsome about him? He’s gotsmall eyes and a big nose, his hair is terrible. Well, he is slim and straight. It’s OK. In my opinion many men are slim, but notall of them are handsome. Maybe he is a good actor but I don’t think he is handsome man. As far as I see it he is not evengood – looking.1) Many women say Richard is handsome. T2) This young woman agrees with the others. F3) In her opinion, Richard is slim and straight. T4) She thinks he is a bad actor. FREADING AND WRITING Ex.5, p. 31Read the information about one of the Zodiac Signs. Imagine your classmate wasborn under the star. Write a paragraph about your classmate (5sentences).I have a friend. She is my classmate. Her name is Diana.Her Zodiac Sign is Leo. She is a generous, brave andproud girl. Her hair is short and blond. Diana has a kindheart and a pretty, round, good – humoured face. Butsometimes she is rude, because she’s got some difficultieswith English language and usually get bad marks. I think itisn’t the biggest problem in her life, because I can help herto solve it. As a real friend I can help her to learn English.LEOJuly 24 – August 23leading brave proudpopular generousrude boastful untidy
listen and read about people and friendshiptalk about my family, my friends and about my classmatesuse the degrees of comparison of manner adverbsask for someone’s opinion and express my opinionexpress agreement or disagreementdescribe people’s appearance and charactersdo a project about film’s, book’s or cartoon’s characterswrite a paragraph about my friend or another person
Follow this plan if you are writing an article.Think about your reader. Who is your article for?First write down all your ideas – then organize them.Think of one key sentence for each paragraph and add more information.Paragraph 1 (INTRODUCTION)1. Attract the attention of your reader.2. Introduce the topic of your article.Paragraph 2 (MAIN BODY)3. Give the main information.Paragraph 34. Add extra information.Paragraph 4 (CONCLUSION)5. Summarize and give your opinion.Note: The language of an article is usually formal. You should not use short forms like: I’m, isn’t, won’t,etc. Some useful words can be: First of all / Secondly / Finally.An article
The plan of writing a description.•Imagine who will read your description and whatinformation will interest them. Follow this plan.•Think of at least key words or phrases to describe theperson. Follow this plan.•Describe one feature in each paragraph and add extrainformation.Paragraph 11. Introduce the person you are going to describe.Paragraph 22. Describe one key feature.3. Add extra information.Paragraph 34. Describe what is special about that person.Paragraph 45. Finish with a personal opinion.Are you writing a story? Follow this plan.Give your story a clear beginning, middle and end.Think of key words to describe places / feelings, etc.Write three paragraphs.Paragraph 11) Set the scene. Say where you were and what you weredoing.2) Describe how you felt.Paragraph 23) Describe the place and give some backgroundinformation.Paragraph 34) Describe the main event, and the outcome.A description A storyThe paragraph writing in the following ways:showing the relationships between the ideas with words like: and, for example, because, also,besides;using pronouns to replace repeated nouns;leaving out the second subject, when two verbs have the same subject.A paragraph writing
The review writing in the following ways:Think about your reader. Who is your review for?Use descriptive language and sound enthusiastic.Write four paragraphs.Paragraph 11. Say what you are reviewing.2. Explain why you chose to review it.Paragraph 23. Describe the main characters of the book / film or the objectof the game.Paragraph 34. Describe the story / game.Paragraph 45. Give your personal opinion and recommendation.The plan of writing of a report.Think about your reader. Who is your report for? Reports areusually for teachers / parents / somebody official.Use formal language and a clear structure. Write four paragraphs.Paragraph 11. Say what the report is about.Paragraph 22. Explain the advantages of the first idea.3. Explain the consequences / result of the first idea.Paragraph 34. Introduce an alternative idea and explain the advantages.5. Explain the consequences / result of an alternative idea.Paragraph 46. Summarize your arguments, give extra information.7. Make your personal recommendation.Choose a title to give information about the event.Include all the key information: date, time and place.Also say:-if there is a dress code (do people have to wear certain clothes?)-if the guests need to bring anything-if there is a charge (do people have to pay to enter?)Ask people to contact if it’s necessary.InvitationA review A report
Informal letter Formal letterYOUR ADDRESSoStreet number and nameoTown/ City and postcodeoCountry, if foreignoDate97Sevastopil’s’ka StreetKrasnyLyman, 84403Ukraine4th December 20________Dear Diana,…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………Love, / Your friend,LiudaGREETINGSoGreet your friendMAIN BODYoGive your reasons for writingENDINGoEnd your letter in a friendly waySIGN YOUR NAME1. When you write a formal letter, always put youraddress (but not your name) in the top right- handcorner.2. Put the date below the address.3. Always start “Dear Sir or Madam”, if you don’tknow the name of the person you’re writing to.4. End the letter with “Yours sincerely” if you knowthe person’s name or “Yours faithfully” if you don’tknow the person’s name.•The computer includes your email address and thedate automatically.•Write the email address of the person you’re writingto.•Write the address of the people you would like tosend a copy of the letter to.•Choose a subject.•Write the message like a short informal letter or apersonal note.Writing an EMAILPut the date at the top. (You can leave this out.)Write Dear and the name of the person you’re writing to.Write your message. Use short forms (I’ll, it’s, we’re) and short sentences.Finish with a friendly phrase: See you soon, Wish you were here! (Lots of) Love, (to family members and closefriends) Best wishes.Sign your name. First name is usually enough.Write the name and address of the person you’re writing to.Writing a postcard
Your presentation should have:A. An INTRODUCTION in which you say:what and who you are (your name and position)what the issue iswhat your purpose isWhat I want to do (today / this morning) is to…My purpose / aim (today / this morning) is to…what your topic isI’m going to talk about… / The topic of my presentation is…what points you will coverMy presentation will be in 3 parts.First I’ll talk about / deal with…Then / Next / Secondly, I’ll consider / deal with…Thirdly / Finally I’ll / …when the listener can ask questionsIf you have any questions, please feel free to interrupt me.Finally, I’d be glad to answer any questions you may / might have.B. A clear signal at the start of each part of the BODY of the presentation:Let me begin with…Right Now if we turn to…O.K. Let’s deal next with… + topic So This brings meto…I would like to go on to…C. A clear SUMMARY / CONCLUSION AT THE END OF EACH PART of the BODY presentation, in which you restate yourmain point:To summarize, …To conclude / In conclusion …D. A CONCLUSION in which you:repeat your main pointsgive your main conclusionE. An ENDING:Well, that’s all I have to say. Thank you for your attention.If you have any questions, I’ll do my best to answer them.Giving a presentation
Learning English should not stop. There are someadvices for you below. Listen to English songsand radio programmes. Watch English andAmerican films and cartoons(not “dubbed” intoUkrainian). Read English magazines, newspapersor books. Make friends with some English –speaking people and communicate with them.Notice how English – speaking people say things.Write down interesting words and phrases. Don’tforget about your “Portfolio”!1) english.language.ru>Интерактивное тестирование2) testuz.ru>eng.php3) english – profi.com>tests.html4) Native – English.ru> Тесты5) HomeEnglish.ru>Tests6) infoenglish.info>ТестыLearning English should not stop. There aresome advices for you below. Listen to English songs and radioprogrammes. Watch English and American films andcartoons(not “dubbed” into Ukrainian).Read English magazines, newspapers orbooks.Make friends with some English – speakingpeople and communicate with them.Notice how English – speaking people saythings.Write down interesting words and phrases.Don’t forget about your “Portfolio”!