from all around the world

There is no insurmountable solitude. All paths lead to the same goal: to convey to others what we are. And we must pass through solitude and difficulty, isolation and silence in order to reach forth to the enchanted place where we can dance our clumsy dance and sing our sorrowful song - but in this dance or in this song there are fulfilled the most ancient rites of our conscience in the awareness of being human and of believing in a common destiny.

Pablo Neruda, Nobel Peace Prize Lecture 1971

Created by Karpik Anastasia


I. Read the article, answer the questions and explain the words in bold.

1. Where is Thailand?
2. What do their villages consist of?
3. What do Thais look like?
4. What do they do in their free time?

5. What are they like?
6. What do they love eating?
7. Where do they live?
8. What do the people do?

II. Read the text again and find the phrases which best describe pictures on the slides.

Whatever country we come from, whatever colour our skin is, we all have one thing in common: we are all people of the world.

Thailand is a beautiful country with a rich culture, just south of China. People call it 'the jewel of south-east Asia' for a good reason. Its tropical climate, white sandy beaches and ancient temples make it a perfect holiday destinationholiday destination - место проведения отпуска. Linguee . What makes it really special, though, is its people.

Thai people are good-looking. They are short with delicate featuresdelicate features- тонкие черты лица. Linguee. They have got black hair, dark eyes and light brown skin. The Thais are friendly people who are well known for being generousgenerous - щедрый. Linguee and kindkind - добрый. Linguee. "We are a happy people who have strong willsstrong wills - сильная воля. Linguee and are especially proud ofproud of - гордиться. Linguee our history," says Kasem from Bangkok.

Most people in Thailand live in villages. A typical Thai village consists of wooden houses, a school and a Buddhist temple. Most of the people in the villages are farmers and fishermen. The men usually work in the fields or catch fish in the rivers, and the women plant the crops.

Family life is very important in Thailand, and families often eat together. Thai food is very spicyspicy - пряный. Linguee and includes curries, fish, seafood, soups and noodles. "We eat rice with our meals and use a lot of strong spices in our cooking," explains Kasem.

Thai people love to enjoy themselves. PopularPopular - популярный. Linguee free-time activities include Thai boxing and watching traditionaltraditional - традиционный. Linguee dance shows. Thais also celebrate many festivals throughout the year. "My favourite holiday is Surin, in November, when we always have elephant football matches," says Kasem.

Thailand is a wonderful country. Its fascinatingfascinating - захватывающий. Linguee sights, rich cultural history and warm-hearted people make it unique.

Language Development

III. Fill in the words from the list, then make sentences using the completed phrases.

ancient, cultural, delicate, friendly, holiday, rich, sandy, strong, tropical, wooden.

1. a(n)......... culture;
2. a(n) ......... climate;
3. ......... beaches;
4. ......... temples;
5. a(n) ......... destination;

6. ......... features;
7. ......... people;
8. ......... wills;
9. ......... houses;
10. ......... history.

Fill in: well known, typical, celebrate, generous, spicy, includes.

1. The Japanese are ......... for their hospitality.
2. Ann's ......... nature makes her very special to everyone.
3. A ......... Italian meal consists of pasta, meat and salad.

4. Indian people like ......... curries.
5. The guidebook ......... information on hotels and trains.
6. The Spanish .......... a lot of festivals every year.

IV. Fill in the correct preposition, then make sentences using the completed phrases.

1. to have sth ......... common;
2. to be proud ......... sb/sth;
3. to live ......... a village;

4. to consist ......... sth;
5. to be well known ......... sth;
6. a lot ......... strong spices.

V. Match the adjectives to the reasons, then use them to describe people you know well, as in the example.

Tom is vox honest. He never tells lies.

1) honest
2) jealous
3) shy
4) mean
5) loyal
6) imaginative
7) sociable
8) talkative

a) never stop talking
b) not say a lot
c) able to think of new ideas
d) talk to everybody
e) never betray friends
f) never tell lies
g) hate spending money
h) feel angry about not having what others have


VI. Read the letter and explain the words in bold.

Dear Mum and Dad,

1. I'm so happy to be here in Bergen for our holidays. I'm having a fantastic time and I just love this part of Norway. Lee and I are staying at the historic Royal Hotel. At the moment we are having a cup of hot chocolate and enjoying the spectacular view of the harbour.

2. The weather is cold, and perfect for skiing. The seven mountains around the city are covered in thick snow. The famous fjords are stunning. In these quiet waters you can sail past mountains, waterfalls and fields. We spend most of our days hiking in the mountains with our Norwegian/riends, Erik and Katerina.

3. Norwegians really love the outdoors. They're very friendly and kind to us. I think they're really good-looking. Most of them tend to be tall, with fair hair and light blue eyes.

4. The food is delicious. Norwegians like eating fish and seafood, especially salmon, shrimps, lobster and caviar. I just love eating fresh, bread and smoked salmon for lunch.

5. Next week we're going to Oslo. I can't wait to visit the Outdoor Folk Museum. Lee is not so keen, but I'm looking forward to it. Our flight is leaving from Oslo next Friday, so I hope you'll receive this before we get home!

6. I think you should come here next year. Vm sure you would love it!

See you soon.

Love, Susan

VII. Match the headings to the paragraphs.

People (Looks/Character)


VIII. Fill in the correct word from the list, then make sentences using them.

smoked thick, fantastic, quiet, historic, spectacular

1. a ......... time;
2. a ......... view;
3. a ......... hotel;

4. ......... snow;
5. ......... waters;
6. ......... salmon.


Present Simple
Affirmative Negative
I work
You work
He works
She works
It works
We work
You work
They work
I don't work
You don't work
He doesn't work, etc.
Do I work?
Do you work?
Does he work? etc.

Short answers

Do I/you, etc. work...?
Does he/she, etc. work...?

Yes, I/you, etc. do. No, I/you, etc. don't.
Yes, he/she, etc. does. No. he/she, etc. doesn't.

Use the present simple for:
1. permanent states, repeated actions and daily routines.
Carlos lives in Lisbon, (permanent state)
He goes to work by bus. (repeated action)
She gets up at six o'clock every morning, (daily routine)

2. scheduled actions, i.e. timetables of trains, buses, etc. or programmes.
The train to Istanbul leaves at 9.00 pm.

3. likes and dislikes. He likes horses.
4. general truths or laws of nature.
The sun rises in the east.

Present Continious
Affirmative Negative
I work
You work
He works
She works
It works
We work
You work
They work
I don't work
You don't work
He doesn't work, etc.
Do I work?
Do you work?
Does he work? etc.

Short answers

Do I/you, etc. work...?
Does he/she, etc. work...?

Yes, I/you, etc. do. No, I/you, etc. don't.
Yes, he/she, etc. does. No. he/she, etc. doesn't.

Use the present continuous for:
1. actions happening now, at the moment of speaking.
The children are sleeping right now.
2. temporary actions, i.e. actions happening around the time of speaking.
The Greens are looking for a babysitter at the moment.
3. actions that we have already arranged to do in the near future, especially when the time and place have been decided.
They're flying to Canada at seven o'clock this evening.

Time Expressions

Used with the present simple:
always, usually, often, etc., every day/week/ month/year, etc., on Mondays/Tuesdays, etc., in the morning/afternoon/evening, at night/the weekend, etc.
Used with the present continuous:
now, at the moment, these days, at present, nowadays, still, etc.

State Verbs

• State verbs are verbs which do not normally have continuous tenses because they describe a state rather than an action. These include:

verbs expressing likes and dislikes: like, love, hate, dislike, can't stand, don't mind, prefer, enjoy, etc.
Thomas likes jazz music.
Note: Verbs expressing likes/dislikes take a noun or an -ing form after them. She can't stand cats/ He loves playing basketball.

verbs of perception: believe, know, notice, remember, forget, understand, think, etc. I don't understand the meaning of that word.

verbs of the senses: see, hear, feel, taste, look, smell, sound. We often use can or could with these verbs when we refer to what we see, hear, etc., at the moment of speaking.
The cake tastes delicious.
I can hear children's voices coming from the playground.

some other verbs: fit, contain, need, belong, cost, owe, mean, own, appear, want, have (= possess), etc.
This dress is very expensive. It costs £250.

  1. I think she needs help. ( = I believe ...)
    I'm thinking about buying a new car. ( = I'm considering ...)
  2. This pasta tastes delicious! ( = This pasta has a delicious flavour.)
    He's tasting the pasta. ( = He's testing the flavour of...)
  3. I can see a light in the distance. ( = I can actually see...)
    I'm seeing Tom this evening. (= I'm meeting ...)
  4. George looks very tired. ( = George appears to be...)
    John is looking at an old map. ( = John is studying ...)

IX. Name the tenses of the verbs in bold (1 - 5), then match them to their uses (a - e).

1. I'm having a fantastic time.
2. We spend our days hiking in the mountains.
3. Norwegians really love the outdoors.
4. Next week we're going to Oslo.
5. At the moment we are having a cup of hot chocolate.

a) habits/routines/ repeated actions
b) permanent states
c) actions happening at the time of speaking
d) fixed arrangements in the near future
e) actions happening around the moment of speaking

X. Put the verbs in brackets into the present simple or present continuous.

A :
B :
A :
B :
A :
B :
A :
B :
A :

B :
Excuse me. I 1) ......... (look for) Mr Harris.
He's upstairs. I 2) ......... (go) there myself.
Oh really? Can I come with you?
Of course. 3) ......... (you/work) here?
Yes. I 4) ......... (work) in the Sales Department. How about you?
I 5) ......... (be) Mr Harris' secretary, Susan Blair.
Tony Miller. Nice to meet you.
Nice to meet you, too.
6) ......... (you/do) anything later? We could go for a coffee after work.
I usually 7) ......... (leave) work at four, but today I 8) ......... (stay) late because we 9) ......... (have) an important meeting and Mr Harris 10) ......... (need) me. Sorry - some other time, perhaps.

XI. Fill in am, is, are, do, does or isn't. Name the tenses of the verbs (1 - 19), then explain their uses.

A :
B :
A :
B :
A :
B :

A :
B :

A :
B :

A :
B :
So, Rosa, where 1) ......... you from?
I 2) ......... from Lisbon.
Ah, Lisbon! That 3) ......... a beautiful city. So, what 4) ......... you do, Rosa?
I 5) ......... an actress.
And what 6)......... you doing here in the UK?
I 7) ......... working. I work with the Royal Theatre Company, and this year we 8) ......... touring Britain.
Tell me, Rosa, what 9) ......... you think of this country?
Well, London 10) ......... like Lisbon at all! I 11) ......... not like the food very much and the sun 12) ......... not shine very often, but the people 13)......... great, and I love shopping here!
And what 14) ......... you doing today?
I 15) ......... seeing my friends this evening. We 16) ......... going to the theatre.
17) ......... you travel to other countries, too?
Yes, we 18)......... Next year we 19) ......... travelling to Canada. I can't wait!

XII. Read the letter below and underline the correct word(s).

Thanks for your letter. It sounds like you're enjoying yourself at university. Anyway, here's the recipe for the apple pie that you asked for. It's cheap 1) also/ and also easy to make.

First, you need about ten large cooking apples and some sugar 2) as well/ also. Peel the apples 3) and/ but cut them into pieces. Then, boil them with the sugar until they are soft. You could make some pastry 4) but/ also ready-made pastry is just as nice. Roll the pastry until it's thin and put it into a greased dish. Put the apples into the dish, too. Sprinkle some cinnamon on top 5) and/also cover it with more pastry. Put it in the oven at 150°C 6) but/also don't leave it for too long. I always serve it with fresh cream. 7) On the other hand/But, it tastes great with ice-cream.

Well, let me know how your exams go 8) and/but enjoy the apple pie.

Love from
Aunt Jane


XIII. Listen to Naula talking to Sean about a recent travel experience. For questions 1-5, tick A,B or C.

  1. Nuala checked the bus time on
    A Thursday
    B Sunday
    C Saturday
  2. Nuala's flight was at
    A 12:00
    B 12:30
    C 7:00
  3. Nuala was too late to get
    A the metro to the city
    B the bus to the airport
    C a taxi to the airport
  4. Nuala
    A went to a hotel
    B went back to her friend's
    C stayed in the city
  5. During the night, Nuala
    A watched TV
    B read magazines and newspapers
    C got a bit of sleap
  6. Nuala waited at the airport for
    A five hours
    B four hours
    C nine hours

XIV. Listen to Katy talking about her friends to her cousin. What are their favourite free-time activities?

1. Henry
2. Sarah
3. Michelle
4. Tony
5. Mike
6. Ellen

a) clubs
b) basketbal
c) reading
d) fishing
e) gym
f) parties
g) music
h) cinema

Words of Wisdom

XV. Read the sentence. What does it mean?

Honesty is the best policy.

This Unit was created after the books "Enterprise 2 (Elementary)" by Virginia Evans and Jenny Dooley"

Enterprise series is designed for learners of English at secondary level.

Enterprise 2 consists of four modules and are designed for learners of English at early-secondary level. The course focuses on the gradual development of all four language skills: listening, reading, speaking and writing. The Student´s Book and the Workbook for each level are designed to be covered in approximately 80 to 90 hours of classroom work.

Key Features:

  • four modules of four units each.
  • a variety of carefully selected texts designed to stimulate students' interest through the presentation of thought-provoking subjects and real-life situations.
  • the development of vocabulary skills through interactive tasks.
  • exploring grammar tasks with thorough practice of grammar structures.
  • a broad range of culturally diverse material.
  • pronunciation practice.
  • Communication sections which recreate everyday situations to teach functional English.
  • practice in all four language skills.
  • writing sections and project work.
  • regular revision units.
  • strip cartoons.
  • captivating stories and games which allow students to have fun while learning.
  • special section on British and American culture.