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10th Form. Listening Comprehension

Название10th Form. Listening Comprehension
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1. /7 Англ_йська мова/10 form/Listening.doc
2. /7 Англ_йська мова/10 form/Reading.doc
3. /7 Англ_йська мова/10 form/Speaking.doc
4. /7 Англ_йська мова/10 form/Writing.doc
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10th Form. Listening Comprehension
Text I. Read the text and write t (true) or F(false) for each of the statements below: (10 points)
Speaking Tasks for 10th Form Students
Writing Tasks for 10th Form Students
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11th Form. Reading Comprehension. Text 1 I. Read the text
Speaking Tasks for 11th Form Students
Writing Tasks for 11th Form Students
8th Form. Listening Comprehension
Text I. Read the text and write t (true) or f (false) for each of the statements below. (6 points)
Speaking Tasks for 8th Form Students (one to be chosen of three)
Writing tasks for 8th Form Students Choose one of the tasks and write your opinion (not less than 200 words)
9th Form. Listening Comprehension Teacher’s Paper Choices
Text I. Read the article and choose the best answer (A, b or C), according to the text. (10 points)
Speaking Tasks for 9th Form Students (one to be chosen of three)
Writing Tasks for 9th Form Students (one to be chosen of three)

10th Form. Listening Comprehension.


Teacher’s paper


Why are we shy?


Do you feel nervous when you meet new people? Does speaking in public send a chill up your spine? Is it sometimes difficult for you to express your true feelings to others? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you may be a shy person. But if you are, don’t despair. You are not alone. In fact, research shows that most people are shy. Almost 80 percent of people report feeling shy at some point in their lives. And with each passing year, shyness becomes more common. With shyness being so widespread, scientists have long desire to know what causes it. Although they don’t have any definite answer, they do have some interesting ideas about why we are shy.

A common belief is that people become shy during life as a result of troubling social experiences. But scientists now say there is evidence that we are born shy. Studies show that 15 to 20 percent of babies behave shyly. These babies tend to be a little quieter and more reactive to unfamiliar sounds and images than other babies. Interestingly, these shy babies usually have shy parents and grandparents. As a result, many scientists now believe that shyness is genetic.

Family size might be a factor in shyness as well. A Harvard University study of shy children found that 66 per cent had older brothers and sisters. The Harvard researchers concluded that menacing behavior by the older siblings made the younger children become shy. Of course, children with no brothers and sisters may be shy as well. Growing up alone, they are not able to develop the same social skills as children from big families. When they reach school, interacting with teachers and classmates can be difficult.

People may even be shy simply because of where they were born. A study of shyness in different countries found remarkable differences. In Japan, for example, most people said they were shy. But in Israel, only one in three people said so. The study’s authors said the difference can be explained by Japanese and Israeli opinions about failure. In Japan, say the researchers, people tend to blame themselves for their failures. In Israel, the opposite is true. Israelis often blame failure on external factors: family, teachers, friends, or bad luck. In Israel, freedom of expression and risk taking are encouraged. This may be why Israelis worry less about failure and less shy.

Another cause of shyness might be technology. Thanks to computers, face-to- face conversation is no longer essential in many situations. Activities such as buying groceries or filling up a car at the gas station once required social interaction. Today they can all be done via machines. As a result, people are losing daily practice in the fundamentals of conversation. As technology continues to play a larger role in our lives, scientists say shyness will likely increase even further.

What then, can shy people do? Scientists agree that shyness can be overcome, but the transformation cannot happen overnight. Often, shyness is lost very slowly. Significant life steps such as starting a career, getting married, or buying a home instill shy people with a sense of confidence. This new confidence then makes it easier to interact with others. For some people, however, shyness continues to be an ongoing problem. Michael Jordan, for example, has famously said that he is shy. This is despite him being considered by many people to be the greatest basketball player of all times.

To overcome severe cases of shyness, scientists say there are certain steps people can take. First of all, it is important to be conscious of negative thoughts. For, example, people who experience shyness when meeting others should be honest with themselves about their nervousness rather than trying to ignore it. They should ask themselves why they feel nervous and accept the answer. Once this is done, they can try to shift their attention outward. People can also practice conversational strategies that they can later replicate. For example, the skills that allow someone to converse successfully with a family member can also be applied when talking with strangers. Finally, and perhaps most importantly, shy people should remember that their condition is widespread. In a world full of shy people, there are a lot of other people who are in the same boat.


10th Form. Listening Comprehension.


Student’s paper


1. Listen to the text and put T if the sentence is true and F if the sentence is false. (20 points)


1. There are fewer shy people now than there were in the past.

2. Shy parents often have shy children.

3. Most Israeli people are shy.

4. Japanese fail more often then Israelis.

5. Many shy people have older brothers and sisters.

6. Children from big families often acquire social skills at home.

7. Genetics, family size, and the place you are born all may cause shyness.

8. Technologies make shyness less common.

9. Basketball player Michael Jordan is shy despite being the greatest basketball player of all times.

10. If you are shy now, you will be shy forever.


2. Listen to the text again. Answer the questions in your own words. (20 points, 4 points each paragraph)

  1. How common is shyness?

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  1. What are four possible causes of shyness?

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  1. How can family size be a factor of shyness?

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  1. What things are difficult to shy people?

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  1. How can people overcome their shyness?

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