II. Read and translate the text. My family Someone said, “The most important thing in the world is family and love.” I think that a lot of people agree with this statement.
My family consists of four people: my lovely father, mother, elder brother and me.
My father’s name is Vladimir. He had been working as a deputy manager in the mining company, before he was pensioned off. Now he is 62 and takes care of my mother and our household. By the way, he had started cooking really great dishes after he retired, it's his favorite hobby.
My mother’s name is Olga. She is an IT manager in the treasure house. She has been working with computers for as long as I remember. I think she enjoys tinkering with them and making some changes in the software. She is 58, but still looks as if she's 48. Amazing!
My parents are kind but rather strict in educating their children and grandchildren. They always give me and my brother some good advice on how to live and share their life experience with us.
My elder brother works as a lawyer. His name is Denis. Now he lives with his own family in another country and I terribly miss our get-together time. He is quite handsome man with dark brown hair which has just started to go gray. Thank goodness, my sister-in-law is not a jealous woman. He is sincere and reliable. I can rely on him in any difficult situation. Also he is a 2–year–old girl proud father. Her name is Elizabeth, and she behaves like a real queen. She always demands attention of her parents and likes to boss around a little bit.
I can say that we’re a very amiable family. My parents understand us at first glance, and we help each other without further ado.
“My family” Our family is not very large. I have a father, a mother, a brother and a sister. We all live together in a new flat in one of the industrial districts of Minsk. My father Igor Ivanovich is 45 years old. He is a tall and wellbuilt man with short black hair and grey eyes. He works at a big automobile plant as an engineer. He likes his work and spends most of his time there. By character my father is a quiet man, while my mother is energetic and talkative. Her name is Olga Petrovna. She is a teacher of music and plays the piano well. She is intelligent, patient and always ready to help. I’ve got good relations with my mum. She is always interested in what I do, and I can always ask her advice. I love her very much though I love my father not less.My sister’s name is Alla. She has blue eyes and lovely fair hair. She is a very good-looking girl. Alla is three years younger than me. She is a pupil of the 9thform. She does well at school and gets only good and excellent marks. Alla has a good sense of humor and is very popular with her friends at parties.
My name is Tanya. I’m 17 years old. I resemble my mother in appearance but take after my father in nature. People say I’m an easygoing person. I have many friends. They come to my place very often.Our family is very united. We like to spend time together and help our mother about the house. In the evenings we watch TV, read books and newspapers, listen to the music or just discuss everyday problems. Our parents don’t always agree with us but they take into consideration our opinion. All of us like to spend our week-ends out of town. We often go to the village to see our grandparents. They are old age pensioners now but prefer to live in the country.I also have some other relatives: uncles, aunts, cousins and many
friends. We are happy when we are together. It is really very important to have a good family where all people are tactful, helpful, and tolerant and respect each other. In such families children get on well with their parents. They are confident; willingly share domestic duties, joys and difficulties, views and opinions. In happy families parents are not bossy
and never dominate their children. They teach them to communicate with different people in different situations. It’s nice to have a good family.
Parents ата ана
Grandparents ата әже
Be single үйленбеген, тұрмыс құрмаған
Be married үйленген
Get married үйлену
Be divorced ажырасқан
Be on pension зейнет жасында болу
Cousin немере аға (апа)
Son-in-law күйеу бала
Have бар болу