Конспект урока английского языка A visiting card, also known as a calling card, is a small paper card with one's name printed on it. They first appeared in China in the 15th century, and in Europe in the 17th century. The footmen of aristocrats and of royalty would deliver these first European visiting cards to the servants of their prospective hosts solemnly introducing the arrival of their owners. Some visiting cards included refined engraved ornaments, embossed lettering, and fantastic coats of arms. However, the standard form visiting card in the 19th century in the United Kingdom was a plain card with nothing more than the bearer's name on it. Sometimes the name of a gentlemen's club might be added, but addresses were not otherwise included. Visiting cards were kept in highly decorated card cases.
III. Практика чтения. Активизация изученного грамматического материала( Спряжение глагола to be в Present Simple)
Read the text and fill in the gaps. What is the story about?
Let me introduce myself. I am Maria Sokolova. I am sixteen. I live in the village of Timonovo. People say that I am a pretty girl: I have got big blue eyes and long fair hair, but I try to colour my hair in red because my horoscope tells me to do it. My star sign is a lion and I have decided to do this experiment to attract good luck. So, as you can see, I am cheerful, funny and have a good sense of humour. I am optimistic about everything. I believe that all people must live in harmony and love each other.
I am in the 11th form of a secondary school. At the end of this school year I will have to pass my exams and I am a bit scared about it because these will be my first, important for my future life, exams. But I hope that everything will be all right because I study well. There are a lot of interesting subjects in my timetable this year, but English and mathematics are my favourite. At our vocational school we study different recipes and get various information about the history of cooking in different countries. I have finished the 9th form this year. I was a success during my final exams because I studied well. But English, chemistry and mathematics were my favourite subjects. I have always been keen on cooking and I`d like to be a good chef in my future life. I hope that my dream will come true and I will become a pro. Some day I would be able to go to a foreign country on an exchange program and the knowledge of English language would help me to communicate with other people. So you’ve spoken about yourselves, giving your personal information. Next year we’ll continue to speak on the topic. But you’ll learn how to make another card – a business card. It will include more special information, concerning your future profession. What associations do you have when you hear the word “Profession”? Please, explain your choice.