Nicole's story and check your guesses from the Internet

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Unit 8


1 What possibilities can virtual reality offer as compared with real life?
Continue the list.

Forget the troubles of everyday routine.
To express oneself.

2 Read the opinions below, add to your list and answer the questions.

Who of the speakers is for / against virtual reality (VR)?
Which of the opinions would you share? Explain your choice.

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rock .
$600 .
flashing computer .
message .
talk on the Net
swap pictures .
psycho .
speak online .
panic .
stricken .

3 A. The words in the box are in the story you are going to read. Can you guess what the story is about?

B. Write down 3-4 sentences about the contents of the story.

C. Read Nicole's story and check your guesses.

I can remember exactly what I was doing the day I first talked to David. It was 4 p.m. on a Wednesday, and I was mucking around on the Internet. I'd used it for three years but I had never before been into a transatlantic chat room. But for some reason that day, for the first time ever. I decided to give it a go, And at the very same moment Davy sent a message asking, "Anyone want to talk?"

I replied and that was the beginning, That first time we talked for an hour and the messages just flew across the Atlantic, Davy was so much fun to talk to, so animated and full of life. He also got my sense of humour, unlike most people!

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The next day I woke up to a flashing computer message that just said: "Hey!" My heart started pounding and the butterflies were zipping round my stomach. I knew it was Davy. I didn't bother getting dressed or even grabbing a cup of coffee - I typed back furiously and we picked up from the day before. We started talking about dreams and ambitions, Then we swapped pictures, Davy looked artistic and creative.

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D. Do you think it is a fairy tale? Could it happen in real life (RL)?

E. Answer the questions alongside the text.

4 A. Choose the most suitable sentence (a, b or c) to explain the phrase in italics:

1 ... everything was turning out to be so perfect...
a) She couldn't believe herself.
b) There was a strong tendency for something to happen.
c) The end of the story was not clear to her.

2 I had to keep repeating...
a) It was my duty.
b) I tried to persuade myself to believe it.
c) I was forced to believe It.

B. Is Nicole certain about the "happy ending" of the story? Find evidence in the text.

C. Find words and expressions in the text, which mean the same as those in the chart below. Write them down in the second column.

    1 playing around                                                
    2 to try it
    3 ... beating very hard
    4 I felt very nervous
    5 exchanged
    6 I fell in love
    7 my feelings became stronger
    8 a deserted place
    9 he took and held me in his arms
    10 wonderful, delightful
    11 looking at each other very closely and lovingly                     

D. Pick out the following words and expressions in ex. 3C and say what their function is.

a) The phrases expressing Nicole's feelings.
b) Tht adjectives she uses to describe Dave.
c) Words describing the sequence of events (Refer to Lessons 3-4. Unit 8).

5 A. Compare extracts tandt.

Say what is the difference between them?
For your answer use the words in the box.

 The next day, when I woke up, I got a message with a greeting, My heart started beating hard and I felt nervous. I knew it was Davy. I didn't get dressed, didn't have a cup of coffee. I typed back very quickly and we continued the previous topic of our talk, We started talking about dreams and ambitions. Then we exchanged pictures, Davy looked artistic and creative.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. emotional - unemotional
. colourful - colourless
. colloquial - neutral .
. expressive - non-expressive.
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

B. Prove your point with evidence (words and phrases which are similar in meaning but different in style) from the text.

C. Rewrite the extract below in the style of (B). Refer to ex. 4C, 4D, SA.

"My phone rang. I quickly took the receiver. It was Davy. He greeted me. His voice was wonderful. I felt happy. He said that he wanted to take me to some deserted place. We were unable to behave sensibly. When we were talking to each other there were no moments of silence or discomfort. We understood each other very well."

D. Finish the story preserving Nicole's style of writing.

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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