# Иностранный язык. Мартемьянова Н.В. - 23 стр.

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• ## Иностранный язык

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shopping, we have to cook the meals, keep the house clean and (last but not least) see
to the children. Its really surprising how much work some people manage to do, and
quickly at that! But it often happens that we dont have enough time to do everything,
and put it off till some other time. What do you think is the reason? Why do some
people manage and not others?
A lot depends on how you plan your daily round. If you plan your day carefully,
youll be able to do more, and itll take you less time. If you ask someone to see you at
a definite hour, for instance, the other person will also plan his time accordingly. If you
know how long you can keep your visitor, you will try not to waste his time and have
everything ready for the talk when he comes. Your visitor, in his turn, will not keep
you longer than necessary and will leave as soon as youve discussed your problem. It
doesnt mean that you will interrupt the talk before you finish the discussion. No, youll
go on discussing the matter until you settle every point. But the time limit you set
yourself will help you not to waste time and to speak to the point.
Planning the day is especially necessary for people who want to make time for
important things. Many outstanding people say that a daily timetable has helped them
greatly to achieve what they have. There are some people, however, who will say that
a daily timetable makes life dull and uninteresting. What do you think?
1) Is it true that everybody has a lot of duties and obligations?
2) What does it depend on?
3) How much time do you spend on the daily shopping?
4) How long does it take you to clean the flat and make the meals?
5) Can you say that you manage it all quickly?
6) Are you good at planning your daily round or do you find it difficult?
TRAVELLING BY AIR
The rules for passengers who are going abroad are similar in most countries, but
sometimes there might be a slight difference in formalities.
If, for instance, you are supposed to begin with going through the customs, youd
better fill in the customs declaration before you talk to the customs officer. An
experienced customs officer usually smells a smuggler, but he may ask any passenger
routine questions, for instance, have you got anything to declare? or Any spirits,
tobacco, present? The usual answers would be, Yes, Ive got some valuables, but Ive
put them down in the declaration, or Ive got two blocks of cigarettes for my own
use or something of that kind.
Then you go to the check-in counter where your ticket is looked at, your things are
weighed and labeled, a claim-check for each piece of luggage is inserted in the ticket
and you are given a boarding pass, which has a seat number on it. Of course, if your
luggage weighs more than 20kgs, you have to pay extra. The next formality is filling in
the immigration form and going through passport control. The form has to be filled in
block letters. You write your name, nationality, permanent address and the purpose of
your trip. In most countries there is also a security check when your carry-on luggage is
inspected. This is an anti-hijacking measure, and anything that might be dangerous or
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shopping, we have to cook the meals, keep the house clean and (last but not least) see
to the children. It’s really surprising how much work some people manage to do, and
quickly at that! But it often happens that we don’t have enough time to do everything,
and put it off till “some other time”. What do you think is the reason? Why do some
people manage and not others?
A lot depends on how you plan your daily round. If you plan your day carefully,
you’ll be able to do more, and it’ll take you less time. If you ask someone to see you at
a definite hour, for instance, the other person will also plan his time accordingly. If you
know how long you can keep your visitor, you will try not to waste his time and have
everything ready for the talk when he comes. Your visitor, in his turn, will not keep
you longer than necessary and will leave as soon as you’ve discussed your problem. It
doesn’t mean that you will interrupt the talk before you finish the discussion. No, you’ll
go on discussing the matter until you settle every point. But the time limit you set
yourself will help you not to waste time and to speak to the point.
Planning the day is especially necessary for people who want to make time for
important things. Many outstanding people say that a daily timetable has helped them
greatly to achieve what they have. There are some people, however, who will say that
a daily timetable makes life dull and uninteresting. What do you think?
1) Is it true that everybody has a lot of duties and obligations?
2) What does it depend on?
3) How much time do you spend on the daily shopping?
4) How long does it take you to clean the flat and make the meals?
5) Can you say that you manage it all quickly?
6) Are you good at planning your daily round or do you find it difficult?

TRAVELLING BY AIR
The rules for passengers who are going abroad are similar in most countries, but
sometimes there might be a slight difference in formalities.
If, for instance, you are supposed to begin with going through the customs, you’d
better fill in the customs declaration before you talk to the customs officer. An
experienced customs officer usually “smells” a smuggler, but he may ask any passenger
routine questions, for instance, “have you got anything to declare?” or “Any spirits,
tobacco, present?” The usual answers would be, “Yes, I’ve got some valuables, but I’ve
put them down in the declaration”, or “I’ve got two blocks of cigarettes for my own
use” or something of that kind.
Then you go to the check-in counter where your ticket is looked at, your things are
weighed and labeled, a claim-check for each piece of luggage is inserted in the ticket
and you are given a boarding pass, which has a seat number on it. Of course, if your
luggage weighs more than 20kgs, you have to pay extra. The next formality is filling in
the immigration form and going through passport control. The form has to be filled in
block letters. You write your name, nationality, permanent address and the purpose of
your trip. In most countries there is also a security check when your carry-on luggage is
inspected. This is an anti-hijacking measure, and anything that might be dangerous or