Looks and smiles by Barry Hines

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Unit 6

1 A. Have you ever thought what your priorities in life are?

 Put numbers f,om 1 to 8 in the boxes below to rank the importance of the following things in your life.
"1" should mean the most important.

- sport
- school
- museums
- friends
- family
- theatre
- girl/boyfriend

толпа людей

B. Answer these questions.

1 What place does sport take in your life?
2 If sport is priority No, 1 in the lives of some people, what do you think it means for them?

2 A. Discuss the Questions below in pairs and then in class.

1 What do you think is going on in the pIcture above?
2 What is the story going to be about? Why do you think so?

B. Read the first part of the story and answer the highlighted question below it.

Barry Hines

Part 1
She began to dread United coming over the halfway line and became a secret Chersea 9.03-63.jpg supporter, wining thiem to keep the ball ai the otner end.  The orowd across there kept falling forward too, and the waves of movement were like shadows racing down a hill, Watching these surges made Karen feel worse.
The United goalkeeper rolled the ball to a full-back on the edge of the penalty area.
"I feel sick."
The full-back passed to a mid-field player who had moved into a space on the wing.
"What did you say?"
"I said I feel sick. I don't feel well."
The mid-field player began to dribble the ball up the touch line.
"You'll be all right. "
"I think I'm going to be sick, It must be that hot dog I had outside."
"It'll go off."
The mid-field man was allowed to run fwenty yards with the ball before he was challenged.

dread t feel worried about
surge - if a crowd of
people surges, they
suddenly move forward
together very quickly
dribble - to move lne
ball along with you by
small kicks

"I feel awful, All hot and dizzy."

The United player tried to beat an opponent, but the ball bounced out of play off the other man's leg. This gave Mick the chance to have a quick look at Karen before the ball boy threw it back. Her pallor was obvious even through her makeup, and there was sweat on her top lip.
"You're not going to faint, are you?"
"I don't know what I'm going to do, I just feel awful,"
What do you want to do then?"
"I'll have to go out."
Mick turned and looked at her even though the ball was still in play.
You what? We can't do that!"
"I'll have to, Mick. I feel terrible."


pallor - unhealthy
paleness of the skin or face
yard - cf. Russian ярд
sweat - liquid on your
skin when you are hot,
frighlened or ill
faint - yпасть в обморок

Do you think Mick will agree to leave the football ground with Karen?

C. Read the second part of the story.

Part 2
"Come on, then, But I'm coming straight back in, I can tell you."

And he began to force his way back up the terracing holding her hand. They reached the top of the terrace and began to walk down the deserted steps at the other side.

"It's the last time I'm bringing you, I can tell you."
"I can't help it, can I? I'm not doing it on purpose."

When they reached the bottom, Karen sat down on the steps and covered her face with her hands.

Mick relented slightly when she started to cry, and he was just about to sit down and put his arm around her, when there was an outburst from inside the ground that could only mean one thing.

Mick spun round and looked up, At the top of the steps people were jumping up and down waving scarves and hugging each other. From the bottom of the steps, where the reason for their behaviour wasn't apparent, they looked as it they had gone mad.

"They've scored!"

Mick dasheaup the steps to join them and was Immediately absorbed into the celebrations. He reappeared seconds later and ran down the steps again just as fast. Karen was still sitting on the steps.

What are you going to do?"

Karen stood up, She was still crying.
"I'm gOing home."
"Hurry up, then. That's one goal I've missed. They'll get a bagful against this lot."

She walked away immediately. She seemed determined not to say any more, but as she drew level with a poster on the wall advertising the next home fixture she turned round.

"I've finished with you, Mick Walsh, You're horrible! I never want to see you again!"

Mick was astounded! Horrible! How could he be? He had deserted his mates to bring her. Risked being ridiculed if he had been seen, Bought her a hot dog.

terracing - wIde steps for people watching football to stand or sit on

relent - change attitude and become less cruel


apparent - clear, obvious

absorb - interest somebody very much

fixture - sport match that has been arranged for a particular date and place

astound - to make someone very surprised or shocked

D. In the second part of the text find sentences that are close in meaning to the following.

1 He left his friends because she had asked him to leave the football ground,
2 Soon there will be many more goals.
3 She looked as if she wasn't going to speak, but when she was passing a poster advertising the next game in their town she turned round.
4 Mick felt some pity for her when she began to cry, and he wanted to sit down and put his arm around her but suddenly he heard a loud noise coming from the football ground...
5 Mick quickly climbed the steps to join them and forgot about anything else in the world except for the joy about the goal, But in a minute he returned....

E Answer these questions

английский язык

F. Discuss the following questions.

1 If you were Karen, would you break your relationship with your boyfriend only because he loves football very much?
2 Do you sympathise with Mick? Why? Why not?

3 A. Write out the words describing Karen's state during the game.

How do they change from the beginning to the end of the story? Why?

B. Look at the dialogue in the first part, beginning with "Mick?" and finishing with "I feel awful.
All hot and dizzy." Do the tasks below:

1 First, in pairs read the dialogue omitting the narrator's words.
2 Then read only the words of the narrator.
3 What are all his words about?
4 What is the effect they produce? '

C. Think about and answer the following questions:

1 What do you notice about the length of the sentences in the dialogue?
2 Why does the author use such sentences for the dialogue?
3 How do they help create the atmosphere of the story?

4 Choose and do one of the following tasks.

. Imagine that you are Karen, Write your diary entry for the events of the day.
(Refer to ex. 3A-3C, For language support also refer to Unit 1, Lessons 1-2.)

. Imagine that Mick re1urned to his friends in the football ground. What do you
think happened there? Continue the story, keeping as close as possible to the
style of the author. (Refer to ex, 3A-3C.)

O. Л. Гроза, О. Б. Дворецкая, Н. Ю. Казырбаева, В. В. Клименко, М. Л. Мичурина, Н. В. Новикова, Т. Н. Рыжкова, Е. Ю. Шалимова, Английский язык нового тысячелентия, Учебник английского языка для 10 класса общеобразовательных учреждений. — 2-е изд. — М. Титул, 2004. — 175 с, ; ил.

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