Ответы на вопросы к олимпиадным темам по английскому языку… Часть 7

Еще один набор из возможных вопросов на олимпиадах по английскому языку.

Ответы на вопросы к олимпиадным темам по английскому языку

Whom of the famous people would you like to take after?
Do you think that women work more about the house than men?
What is your idea of a perfect household?

Whom of the famous people would you like to take after?

I’d like to begin by defining what a famous person is. For most people it is someone whose deeds made him famous. As you know fame and popularity are gained in different ways. So many kinds of fame so many ways of gaining them. There are many different words in English to refer to what is known as a bad reputation. They are infamous, notorious, ill-famed, outrageous, scandalous and dishonorable. None would like to take after those whose action are described by using the adjectives given above. As for politicians, of course they are generally are as pure as white. Any scandal irretrievably ruins their reputation and calls for resignation would definitely follow if anything of shame came up. The kind of people I’d like to take after is related to science. The impact they made on our lives is visible. Without them there were any advances in technology and breakthroughs in medicine. As for the most prominent of them I think Thomas Edison will ever stand out among the noble representatives of human beings. All he achieved was not gained by sheer luck only. His thirst for action and strong will lead to his numerous discoveries. Unfortunately I am not so persistent as he was but I’d love to possess such an important trait of character.

Do you think that women work more about the house than men?

I’d like to have a look in the eyes of a person who dares to question what seems to me a mere fact. Men are thought to have more energy consuming jobs during regular working hours so even many women think that they have right to do almost nothing about the house. Most of us live in blocks of flats so the leaking roof is not men’s concern. Call a specialist is often heard in answer to asking for help. Other things like faulty tubes are a plumber’s headache. The same often goes for electric wires. Dealing with them is supposed to be dangerous and it usually calls for having to hire a specialist to see to them. It is traditionally thought that most of former men’s things to do about the house are considered to difficult to accomplish. As for the things women usually do about the house they are seen as less skillful so they can do it on their own. I wouldn’t say that I think it is fair. My answer to the question is definitely positive.

What is your idea of a perfect household?

I reckon that a girl’s point of view on this matter will differ a lot from that of boy’s. As for men they think that a perfect household is what can be boasted about showing the house around to their relatives and friends. From their point of view it should be as spacious as it is possible. You see, more reasons for showing off. Girls have to work day and night so that others can throw envious looks. I am one of those who are against having unnecessary things to care about. As for me carpets on the walls and floor should be done away with as they can’t be seen as decorations any more. Some 20 years ago they were signs of luxury but nowadays they look archaic. The same goes for furniture. Our flats are where we live but not exhibit what we can afford to buy. Children need some place to play with toys and so on and so forth

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2015-02-01
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