Урок 2: The Possessive Case — притяжательный падеж

possessive caseof nouns
  1. Read the text:

Alex Green’s Family

Alex Green is a teacher. He has a small fam­i­ly: a wife and two chil­dren. His wife Ann is a doc­tor. His son James is a stu­dent at a Lon­don Uni­ver­si­ty. James is a sec­ond-year stu­dent. His daugh­ter Aman­da is at school. She is fif­teen. Aman­da is going to be a school teacher. She is fond of Eng­lish language.

The Greens have a three-room flat. They have two bed­rooms and a liv­ing-room in their flat. Their liv­ing-room is large. Their flat is light, com­fort­able and their cozy.

It is Sun­day. The Greens are going to have guests today. Alex’s father and moth­er and Ann’s broth­er are com­ing to see them. Alex’s par­ents like to vis­it them. Ann’s rel­a­tives also often come to them.

It is sev­en o’clock now. The Greens and their guests are sit­ting at the table now. They are hav­ing din­ner. James and Aman­da are ask­ing their Uncle Tom about his work. Their uncle is a jour­nal­ist. He is a very inter­est­ing man.


Sec­ond-year stu­dent – студент второго курса
to be fond of —
three-room flat –
трехкомнатная квартира
cozy —
guests –

  1. Make up sen­tences with the new words.
  2. Answer the fol­low­ing questions:

What is Alex Green?
Has Alex a big family?
What is his wife?
How many chil­dren have the Greens?
What is Aman­da going to be?
How is the Greens’ flat?
What day is it?
Are the Greens going to have guests?
Who is going to vis­it the Greens?
What the Greens and their guests are doing now?
What is Uncle Tom?
Is Tom an inter­est­ing man?

  1. Trans­late and retell the text.
  2. Tell about your fam­i­ly, about your friend’s fam­i­ly using the new words.
  3. Find Eng­lish equiv­a­lents in the text:

Алекс Грин учитель. Джеймс – студент второго курса. Аманда собирается быть школьным учителем. У семьи Грин трехкомнатная квартира. Родители Алекса любят их навещать. Их дядя журналист.

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The Pos­ses­sive Case:

The house of my moth­er – My mother’s house

The book of our friends – our friends’ book

possessive case
Притяжательный падеж в английском языке
  • Is this Smith’s new car?
  • No, it isn’t. It’s his brother’s
  • Whose book is this?
  • It is Tom’s
  • Whose house is this?
  • It is my par­ents’


  1. Answer the ques­tions using the Pos­ses­sive Case:

Exam­ple: Whose room is this? (Jane)
This is Jane’s room.

Whose chil­dren are they? (my brother)
whose car is this? (Mr. Brown)
Whose TV set is this? (Peter)
Whose books are these? (her son)
Whose flat is this? (my friend)
Whose dress is this? (my sister)
Whose son is this? (my aunt)
Whose jack­et is this? (my father)

  1. Fill in with the prepo­si­tions at, on, after, of, about:

Ben’s two sons are…school and his daugh­ter is…Oxford University.
Is your mother…home now?
Mr. and Mrs. Brown and their guests are sit­ting …table now.
Peter and Jane are ask­ing their friend…his work.
Is your broth­er fond…mathematics?
Bill and Mary are going to see the Browns…Sunday.
Tom and Nick are going to play chess…classes.
Bill is writ­ing a sen­tence …black­board.

  1. Point out the Pos­ses­sive Case:

Peter’s son is play­ing chess now.
Mr. Black’s sis­ter is hav­ing an Eng­lish class now.
Ann’s chil­dren are watch­ing TV now.
Is Mr. Smith’s son a student?
Whose pen­cils are these? They are Ben’s pencils.
My par­ents’ car is being repaired now.
Where can I find your friend’s mother?

10. Trans­late these sen­tences into Eng­lish:

Дом моих родителей большой и светлый.
Подруга моей сестры учится в университете.
Книги моих друзей находятся на полке.
Доклад моего коллеги очень интересный.
Беседа наших друзей продолжилась вечером.
Друзья наших дедушки с бабушкой навестят нас завтра.
Компьютер моего двоюродного брата сломался.
Мне очень нравится одежда твоей сестры.
Чей это браслет? Моей сестры.

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