Fill in prepositions and adverbs where necessary.
1. What size do you take ... hats? 2. What size ... collars do you wear? 3. I'm afraid these shoes wont go very well... this gown. 4. What have you got... latest things ... skirts? 5. These slacks will stand no comparison ... those beige corduroys. 6. This coat will last... years. 7. It wears well and it keeps ... shape. 8. This leather is ... very bad quality. 9.I should tike a pair... black laced boots. 10. Can you show me those shoes ... snake skin? 11. Have you got any like these, but,.. leather soles? 12. I like this silk ... spots. 13. Cut... 5 meters, please. 14. 3 meters ... that striped print, please. 15. I can never tell natural silk... artificial. 16, Lei me try that parka.... 17.... what size are these vests? 18. Give me another one,... 2 sizes bigger.
4. Match the following proverbs and their meanings:
| 1. Tastes differ
|| a) Do not buy anything without
examining it carefully beforehand.
| 2. Never buy a pig in a poke.
|| b) Be dressed in a brand-new suit, dress,
| 3. If the cap fits, wear it.
|| c) To cost a large sum of money.
| 4. Be dressed as neat as a new pin.
|| d) One man may hate what another likes.
| 5. To cost a pretty penny.
|| e) If the statement, remark, criticism, etc.
about somebody is true, then he must
5. Complete the following sentence:
Model:It's cold in the room, (the window/be open/for a long time) -- The window has beenopen for a long time.
1. Peter isn't in class, (he/be ill/for a week) 2. She doesn't know the way there, (she/never/be there) 3. He knows English well. (he/live in England/for three years) 4. Don't ask me about the film. (I/not to see/it) 5. Don't describe the place to me. (I/be there/several times) 6. I know him very well, (we/be friends/since childhood) 7. How is he? (I/not to see him/lately) 8. There is nobody in the house (everybody/to leave) 9. I am not hungry. (I/have lunch/already) 10. I don't need the menu. (I/make an order) 11. She is too thin, (she/be on diet/for a month) 12. Have a cup of tea with me. (I/bake/ new cake).
Write the possible answers. Use Present Perfect.
1. Why are you looking so happy?
2. Why are you looking so sad?
3. Why is your friend so angry?
4. Why is Ann crying?
5. Why are the students laughing? (to get a letter from home; to pass the exam; to fail the)
exam; to lose one's bag; to hear a funny story; to get a ticket to the Bolshoi; to hear bad news; to win the first prize; to hear good news ... )
7. Use Present Perfect or Past Indefinite:
1. I (to have) my breakfast. I'm not hungry 2. He (to have his breakfast an hour ago. 3. The Smiths (to invite) us to dinner last Saturday. 4. They (to invite) many guests to their Christmas party 5. We (to buy) a lot of things, put them into the fridge. 6. We went shopping yesterday and (to buy) a lot of things. 7. She (to be) to London a lot of times. 8. She (to be) in London last month. 9. I never (to taste) Indian food. 10. I (to taste) Indian food when we were at the restaurant. 11. They (not to write) to us since they moved to a new flat. 12. When they (to write) to you last? 13. How long you (to learn) English? 14. I (to learn) English long ago.
8. Use Present Perfect or Present Indefinite:
1. Our family (to eat) dinner at home on Saturdays an Sundays. 2. Our family (to eat) dinner at home since grandma came to live with us. 3. I (to know) Alice very well. 4. I (to know) Alice since school time. 5. Mr. Brook (to be) our English teacher. 6. Mr. Brook (to be) our English teacher for a year. 7. They (to be married) for 10 years. 8. They (to be married), 9. You (to live) in Moscow all your life? 10. You (to live) in Moscow? 11. He (to work) at this office long? 12. He (to work) at this office?
9. Change the sentences using Present Perfect Continuous:
Model:Ted is playing football (for an hour). -- Ted has been playingfootball for an hour.
1. It is raining (ever since morning). 2. Jane is talking on the phone (for a whole hour). 3. Mr. Greene is looking through papers (since we came). 4. I am writing a letter (for half an hour). 5. Mother is washing up (since we finished dinner).
6. The students are writing a test (for an hour and a half).
7. You are thinking about her (for the last few days). 8. The children are watching TV (the whole day).
10. Use the Present Perfect Tense:
Think of 7 good things you've done this year and of 7 important things you haven't done.
11. Use the right form of the adjective:
A. The Best and the Worst
Joe Brown has the (beautiful) garden in our town. Nearly ; everybody enters for "The (nice) Garden Competition" each year but Joe wins every time. Bill's garden is (large) than Joe's. ) Bill works (hard) than Joe and grows (many) flowers and vegetables, but Jot's garden is (interesting). I like gardens too, but I don't like hard work. Every year I enter for "The Garden Competition" too and I always win a little prize for the (bad) garden in the town.
B. * * *
I have seen the seven wonders of the world (семь чудес света) and if there is an eighth I have seen it too. I have walked through the (wonderful) public parks of every civilized and uncivilized country in the world. I have slept in the (fine) beds of the (fashionable) hotels of the (big) cities of the (good) countries. I have eaten the (tasty) foods on Earth, I have spent long afternoons in the (beautiful) gardens of the (rich) people on Earth drinking green tea, reading the (cheap) novels and smoking the (expensive) cigars. I have played poker with the (famous) people -- with the Prince of Wales and with the Countess of Strassbourg. Seven of the wonders I have seen, but the (good) place for me is Beale Street.
(After W. Saroyan)
С. Carol's Apple Cake
Carol baked on apple cake yesterday, but she couldn't follow all the instructions in her cookbook because she didn't have enough of the ingredients. She used (little) flour (мука) and (few) eggs than the recipe required. She also used (little) butter, (few) apples, (few) raisins (изюм) and (little) sugar than she needed. As a result Carol's apple cake didn't taste very good. In fact it tasted terrible.
XIV. Finish the text using the adjectives in the comparative degree:
Susan and Sally are twins (близнецы) They are very much alike. They are both young, tall and pretty, fair-haired and blue-eyed. Their hair is long and thick. They wear short bright dresses. They are kind and hard-working. They are good cooks and good students. They read many interesting books. But some people say that Sally is more beautiful than Susan....
(tall; pretty; long and thick hair; short and bright dresses; kind; hard-working; good; intelligent)
12. Translate from English into Russian:
1. По дороге домой зайди в гастроном и купи килограмм сахарного песку, баночку вишневого варенья, бутылку томатного соуса и два банки сардин. 2. Ассортимент продуктов в этом супермаркете очень широкий. 3. В нашем гастрономе всегда в продаже свежее мясо. 4. Как мне пройти в кондитерский отдел? - Это на противоположной стороне торгового зала. 5. Цены на свежие продукты меняются на протяжении года в зависимости от сезона. 6. Сейчас сезон яблок, и цены на них снижены. 7. Чтобы избежать лишних походов в магазин, я всегда составляю список необходимых продуктов. 8. У меня мало времени на приготовление пищи, поэтому я часто покупаю мороженые полуфабрикаты и овощи. 9. На рынке некоторые продукты можно купить по более низкой цене, 10. Этикетки дают важную информацию об ингредиентах и весе содержимого упаковки. П. Мне нужно сделать кое-какие покупки. 12. Завтра мы идём покупать мне пальто. 13. Как привлекательна витрина этого магазина. 14. Больше всего я люблю в этом универмаге отдел готовой одежды. 15. Когда открываются (закрываются) магазины в вашем городе? 16. Надо поторопиться. Скоро закрытие. 17. Как вам нравятся эти ковры? - Выглядят они прекрасно. 18. Такие костюмы сейчас в моде. 19. Мне нужна пара новых брюк, но сейчас у меня нет денег с собой. 204 Эти туфли очень красивы. Примерьте их. 21. Это пальто слишком дорого для меня.. Этот зонтик не очень дорогой. 22. У нас кончилось мясо. У нас кончился лук. 23. Мне нужно пойти в бакалею (булочную, овощной магазин, рыбный магазин, в кондитерскую, молочную). 24. Твоя очередь идти за покупками. Её очередь мыть посуду. 25. Пусть Ник купит лук. 26. Когда Анна подошла к примерочной, она увидела, что её подруга примеряет платье. 27. Не советуй ей покупать эту блузку. Она не идёт ей. 28. Мама не хочет, чтобы Боб пошел в булочную. 29. Платья в этом магазине не продаются. Здесь продаются только мужские костюмы, брюки, пиджаки и мужские рубашки. 30. Послушайте моего совета, не берите это пальто. Оно уже не модно. То серое гораздо лучше. Я уверена, что оно вам понравится. Пройдите в примерочную. Сюда, пожалуйста.
13. Read the story, answer the questions and retell it:
It was a cold autumn evening and it was raining. Mary was driving home in her Cadillac. It Was Saturday and almost all the shops were closed. Suddenly she saw a bright shop window. She did not like window-shopping but she stopped the car and got out. She came up to the shop window and among other things she saw a beautiful chain of pearls (жемчужное ожерелье). They were shining in the bright light of the window. Mary liked the pearls. She entered the shop. It was an expensive shop. There were no people inside. Mary went up to the counter and saw the same chain of pearls there. Soon the shop assistant came out to her.
"Can I help you, madam?" he asked while Mary was looking at the pearls.
"Yes, sir. Can I see that chain of pearls over there?"
"Certainly, madam. Here you are."
"How much is it?"
"Five hundred dollars."
"Only five hundred dollars," Mary thought.
"It's a pity I have no money about me."
She gave the chain back to the shop assistant and said, "Thank you. I think my husband and I will come and buy it tomorrow. Are you open tomorrow?"
"Yes, madam, we work from 8 till 6. The lunch hour is from 12 to 1. You're welcome, madam."
Mary was about to leave the shop when somebody took her by the hand. She turned round and saw a small young girl, who looked very unhappy. She was wearing an old thin coat and old dirty shoes. She had no gloves or hat.
"Yes," said Mary. "What can I do for you?"
"Excuse me, madam, but can you give me the price of a cup of tea? I'm very cold."
"Have you no money at all?"
"No," said the girl.
Suddenly Mary thought of a plan. "Come and have tea with me at my place," she said...
1. What season was it?
2. Where was Mary driving?
3. Why did she stop her car?
4. Was Mary rich?
5. Did she buy the pearls?
6. What did girl look like?
7. Where did Mary drive after the shop?
8. Finish the story and give it a title.