№36 по английскому языку за 9 класс Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
авторы: Л.М. Лапицкая, Н.В. Демченко, А.В. Волков
Английский 9 класс Лапицкая страница 36
she often smile? 6. Is he/she usually happy? 7. Does he/she enjoy the company of other people? 8. Is he/she an optimist or a pessimist? 9. Can you rely on your friend? 10. Does he/she put off until tomorrow what they can do today?
2b Change pairs. Tell your second partner about your first partner's friend.
3a Read the story about Socrates and give it a title.
In ancient Greece, Socrates was well known as a wise man. One day one fellow met the great philosopher and said, "Do you know what I've just heard about your friend?". "Hold on a minute," Socrates stopped him. "Before telling me anything I'd like you to have a little test. It's called the Triple Filter Test.". "Triple filter?". "That's right," Socrates continued. "Before you talk to me about my friend, it might be a good idea to
take a moment and filter what you're going to say. That's why I call it the triple filter test. The first filter is Truth. Have you made absolutely sure that what you are about to tell me is true?" "No," the man said, "actually I just heard about it and...". "All right," said Socrates. "So you don't know if it's true or not. Now let's try the second filter, the filter of Goodness. Is what you are about to tell me about my friend something good?". "No, on the contrary...". "So," Socrates continued, "you want to tell me something bad about him, but you're not certain it's true. You may still pass the test though, because there's one filter left: the filter of Usefulness. Is what you want to tell me about my friend going to be useful to me?" "No, not really." "Well," concluded Socrates, "if what you want to tell me is neither true nor good nor even useful, why tell it to me at all?"
Lesson: always avoid talking behind the back about your nearest and dearest.