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Ағылшын тілінен бақылау жұмыс жиынтығы


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«Ағылшын тілі» пәні бойынша

бақылау жұмыс жиынтығы

Құрастырған: Кутанова Д.Ш.



Preface ……………………………………………………………………4


Part 1. Text "Our Family".......…….....................................……..........5

Part 2. Lexical exercises ................…….....................................……...6

Part 3. Grammar exercises .....................……............................………8


Part 1. Text "Tom Brown Speaks about his Flat".............………..…11

Part 2. Lexical exercises .....................................................…………..12

Part 3. Grammar exercises ...................................................………….14


Part 1. Text "The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland".....................................................………………………………17

Part 2. Lexical exercises .....................................................…………..18

Part 3. Grammar exercises ...................................................………….19


Part 1. Text "Meals in Britain".....................................................……..24

Part 2. Lexical exercises .....................................................…………...25

Part 3. Grammar exercises ...................................................…………..26


Part 1. Text "Businessman's Working Day".................................…….29

Part 2. Lexical exercises .....................................................……………31

Part 3. Grammar exercises ...................................................…………...33


Part 1. Text "InstituteLife".....................................................………….36

Part 2. Lexical exercises .....................................................……………37

Part 3. Grammar exercises ...................................................…………...38


Part 1. Text " The English About The English Weather".....................................................………………………………41

Part 2. Lexical exercises .....................................................……………42

Part 3. Grammar exercises ...................................................……………43


Part 1. Text "Nick's Trip to the South and Back".....................................................…………………………………..46

Part 2. Lexical exercises .....................................................……………47

Part 3. Grammar exercises ...................................................……………49


Part 1. Text " Mrs. Richards'Shopping"..................................................53

Part 2. Lexical exercises .....................................................…………….55

Part 3. Grammar exercises ...................................................……………56

Алғы сөз

Бұл жиынтық мектеп оқушыларына ағылшын тілін меңгеруге арналған.

Бақылау жиынтығы ағылшын тілі пәні бойынша 9 тақырыптық бақылау жұмысы қосылған. Бақылау жұмысының тапсырмалары негізгі 3 бөлімнен тұрады. Мәтінмен жұмыс жасау, лексикалық және грамматикалық тақырып бойынша қорытындылау.

Мәтінмен жұмыс және лексикалық жаттығулар мынадай тақырыптарға байланысты болады: “Family”, “House”, “Shopping”, “Meals”, “Institute Life” , “Travelling” және т.б.

Бақылау жиынтығының грамматикалық бөлімінде мынадай тапсырмалар беріледі: Present Indefinite, Past Indefinite, Present Continuous, Past Continuous, Future Indefinite, Future Continuous, Reported Speech Degrees of Comparison of Adjectives, Pronouns, Plural of Nouns т.б..


Part 1

Exercise 1. Read and translate the text.

Our Family

We are a large and friendly family. There are six of us: grandfather, grandmother, father, mother, my younger sister and I. I have an elder sister, too, she is 22 years old, but she does not live with our family. She has a little family of her own: a husband and a child - a two-year old boy.

Our grandfather is a scientist. He is on the wrong side of sixty, but he does not want to retire. He works at the university. He works part-time. He goes to the university two or three times a week and delivers lectures to students and does scientific work. On the days when he is at home, he works in his study, preparing for his lectures and writing a book.

Our grandmother is retired. She was a teacher and worked at school. She is recognized head of the family. She keeps house. Of course we help her about the house: all of usdo our share in daily household chores.My sister washes the dishes, sweeps and washes the floor, washes the sink in the kitchen. My work is empting the dustbin, beating the capets, dusting and vacuum cleaning. Our mother and father do most of the shopping. My mother and my sister also do washing. But most of the cooking is done by grandmother. She is a wonderful cook, and all our family likes her cooking very much.

Father is a doctor. He works at a large hospital. Mother is an economist and she works at a bank. Both our parents are very busy. Father has a car. In the morning he drives mother to work, then he goes to his hospital. Father also always drives grandfather to work on his university days.

My sister and I go to school. We are both senior formers, so naturally school takes up a lot of our time. We spend most of the afternoons and evenings doing our homework.

At the weekend we are not so busy as on week days, and we can relax: visit or receive friends or relations or just go for a walk. I also enjoy quiet Saturday evenings, when all the members of our friendly family are at home and nobody is in a hurry, and we are quietly sitting in our large and comfortable living-room, talking, joking, discussing our everyday affairs and drinking nice hot cups of tea with something deliсious prepared by grandmother.

Exercise 2. Answer the following questions. Look for the answers in the text.

1. How many members are there in the family?

2. What is the grandfather? Where does he work?

3. What was the grandmother 's occupation?

4. What do the members of the family do about the house?

5. Where do the parents work?

6. Are children still pupils?

7. How does the family spend the weekend?

Exercise 3. Ask questions so that the sentences below could be answers.

1. My sister is 22 years old. 2. They have only one child. 3. Our grandfather delivers lectures to students. 4. Most of the cooking is done by grandmother. 5. Father always drives grandfather to work on his university days. 6. We spend most of the afternoons and evenings doing our homework. 7. At the weekend we visit our relations or just go for a walk.

Part 2. Lexical exercises

Exercise 4. Complete the sentences.

0 What’s your name ?

1 How many brothers and s______ have you got?

2 My a______ is 79, Grafton Street, Hull.

3 Costas is m______ to Nina.

4 I don’t w______ glasses.

5 ‘Can you d______ your grandfather?’ ‘Yes, he’s short and has dark hair.’

6 Nina’s h______ is called Costas.

7 Have you got any c______ ?

8 Are you married or s______ ?

9 Harry’s very t______ . He’s 1.86 metres.

10 John and Mary have two sons and two ______ .

Exercise 5. Complete each sentence. Use a word from the box.

a cook

a nurse

A vet

a mechanic

an actor

a plumber

a sailor

a gardener

A musician

an architect

a dentist

0 He repairs cars in a garage. He’s a mechanic.

1 He looks after people’s teeth. He’s ___________ .

2 He looks after sick animals. He’s ___________ .

  1. He plays parts in films and the theatre. He’s ___________ .

4 He makes meals in a restaurant. He’s ___________ .

5 He travels the world in a ship. He’s ___________ .

6 He looks after people in a hospital. He’s ___________ .

7 He plays the saxophone in a jazz band. He’s ___________ .

8 He cuts the grass and looks after the flowers. He’s ___________ .

9 He designs houses and flats. He’s ___________ .

10 He repairs broken taps and pipes. He’s ___________ .

Exercise 6. Read the paragraph. Choose the best answer for each space. Each of us in our family do different things on Saturday mornings. My husband drives to the (0) A to get the (1) _____ for the week. I walk to the open-air (2) _____ to buy (3) _____ and vegetables. They are more expensive there, but they are better quality. My son (4) _____ football for a local team. They don’t usually (5) _____ , but he enjoys the game. My daughter isn’t (6) _____ in sport. She spends the morning at home, alone, listening to (7) _____ music. In the afternoon, friends sometimes (8) _____ to see us and we go for (9) _____ in the woods. In the evening, the children often go out with their friends to the cinema, but we prefer (10) _____ at home.

0 A supermarket B newsagent’s C greengrocer’s

1 A shops B shopping C shop

2 A shops B supermarket C market

3 A chocolate B fruit C milk

4 A watches B does C plays

5 A win B lose C play

6 A like B play C interested

7 A classical B classic C class

8 A go B come round C go round

9 A a walk B walk C walking

10 A stay B stayed C staying

Part 3. Grammar exercises

Exercise 7. Change the sentences into negatives sentences or questions.

0 It’s Thursday today. (question) Is it Thursday today?

1 She is at home. (negative) ___________________________________________

2 Anna is hungry. (question) __________________________________________

3 This answer is wrong. (negative) _____________________________________

4 Your sister works in the morning. (question) ____________________________

5 Katy likes tennis. (negative) _________________________________________

6 They watch T.V. in the afternoon. (negative) ____________________________

7 They eat vegetables. (question) _______________________________________

8 Mehmet drinks coffee. (question) _____________________________________

9 We play basketball at the weekend. (negative) ___________________________

10 George wants to go to the cinema. (question) ____________________________

Exercise 8. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

0 Alice goes/go to school by bus.

1 They is/are in the living-room.

2 Harry and Peter works/work in Manchester.

3 My uncle sings/sing in a rock group.

4 Joe don’t/doesn’t like chocolate.

5 Peter is/am Australian.

6 I have/has a new CD.

7 My cat is/are thirsty.

8 Jane get up/gets up at 7 o’clock.

9 The children often play/plays in the park.

10 It rains/rain a lot in Dublin.

Exercise 9. Read the paragraph. Choose the best word for each space.

My name (0) David Jackson. I (1) ______ in an office in the city. I (2) ______ work at 9.00 and usually (3) ______ at 4.30. I sometimes (4) ______ lunch with my friend, Karen. She works in the same office as me. We always (5) ______ to the same cafe. I (6) ______ a sandwich and Karen (7) ______ hamburger. We both (8) ______ coffee with our lunch. After lunch Karen and I often (9) ______ for a walk in the park, but we always (10) ______ back at the office by 2.00.

0 A are B is C am

1 A work B working C works

2 A starts B start C started

3 A finishes B finishs C finish

4 A eats B eaten C eat

5 A goes B go C gone

6 A has B having C have

7 A has B having C have

8 A drinks B drink C drinking

9 A going B go C goed

10 A arrive B arrives C arrived

Exercise 10. Rewrite each sentence using the words in brackets. Do not change the meaning.

0 This book is Bob’s. (his) This is his book.

1 I own this house. (mine) ____________________

2 This is Paula and John’s dog.(their) ____________________

3 Who owns this bag? (whose) _____________________

4 Is this money yours? (your) ______________________

5 They own that cat. (theirs) _____________________

6 That house belongs to my family. our) _____________________

7 I own that coat. (me) ______________________

8 We own this boat. (ours) _______________________

9 This CD is mine. (my) _______________________

10 Are they your animals? (yours) ________________________

Exercise 11. Rewrite each sentence using the words in brackets. Do not change the meaning.

0 This room is very warm. (It) It is very warm in this room.

1 A bird is in the garden. (There) ________________________

2 The other people are waiting. (They) ________________________

3 This town has some good cafes. (There) _________________________

4 All of us have a cold. (We) __________________________

5 The weather was rainy today. (It __________________________

6 Somebody was talking in the class. (There) ________________________

7 The sea was cold. (It) _________________________

8 Nobody was home. (There) __________________________

9 All those people are in my family. (They) _________________________

10 Everyone here hates you. (We) ____________________________


Part 1

Exercise 1. Read and translate the text.

Tom Brown Speaks about his Flat

Our flat is on the sixth floor of a big twelve-storey building. In our flat we have three rooms, a kitchen, a hall, a bathroom and a toilet.

The first place you get to when you enter our flat is the hall. It is rather large. To the left of the entrance door there is a hall-stand, where we hang our overcoats and put our hats when we take them off. To the right of the entrance door there is a large mirror with a little table under it.

Our living-room is large. The floor of our living-room is yellow, the ceiling is white, the walls are blue. The curtains on the windows are brown.

There is a large brown sideboard in our living-room. It is at the wall to the right of the door. In the sideboard there are many plates, cups and glasses. There are some fine vases in the sideboard, too.

There is a cosy sofa in our living-room. It is at the wall to the left of the door. There are some cishions on the sofa. There is a little black coffee-table in front of the sofa.There are some newspapers and magazines on the coffee-table.

We have a large colour TV-set in the living-room. It is in the coner of the room on a little table. There is a big vase on the TV-set. There are usually some beatiful flowers in the vase. There are two cosy armchairs in our living-room. They are in front of the TV-set.

There are some fine pictures on the walls of our living-room.

We usually spend our free time in the living-room, reading, talking or watching TV. We receive our guests in the living-room, too.

Our bedroom is not very large. The walls of our bedroom are pink, the curtains on the window are yellow. In our bedroom we have two beds. There is a little bedside table between the beds.

There is a large yellow wardrobe in our bedroom. It is at the wall to the right of the door. There are some clothes in the wardrobe.

In the corner of the bedroom there is a small dressing table with a mirror over it.

Our study is small. The walls of our study are brown, the curtains on the window are green.

In our study we have a little writing-desk. It is in front of the window.There are some pens, pencils and exercise-books on the writing-desk. There is a large brown bookcase in our study. It is at the wall to the left of the writing-desk. There are many books in it.

Our kitchen is small. There is a refrigerator in the kitchen. The refrigerator is white. There is a gas-cooker in the kitchen. The gas-cooker is black. There is a cupboard at the wall and a little table in the middle of the kitchen. There are some stools round the table.

In the kitchen we cook, have our meals and wash the dishes.

Exercise 2. Answer the following questions. Look for the answers in the text.

1. What kind of building is the Browns' flat in?

2. What is the first place you get to when you enter their flat?

3. What is there in their hall?

4. Is the living-room large or small?

5. What do the Browns usually do in their living-room?

6. How many beds are there in the bedroom? What is there between the beds?

7. Where do the Browns keep their clothes? What colour is it?

8. What is the third room in the Browns' flat?

9. Do Browns have many books? Where do they keep them? Where is the bookcase?

10. Where is the table in the kitchen? Are there chairs round the table?

Exercise 3. Disagree with the statments below. Begin your sentence with one of the following: I don't think so; I'm afraid you are wrong; on the contrary; it's not so; far from it.

1. The Browns have five-room flat. 2. There is no mirror in their bedroom. 3. They receive their guests in the kitchen. 4. The Browns' living-room is rather small. 5. In the sideboard they keep their clothes. 6. There is a computer on the writing-desk. 7. The refrigerator is grey and the gas-cooker is white. 8. The Browns have their meals in the dining-room.

Part 2. Lexical exercises

Exercise 4. Read the paragraph. Choose the best answer for each space.

I don’t like Stephen’s new flat. It’s too (0) B .He has one (1) _____ and a small

(2) _____ .He hasn’t got a (3) _____ so he has to sit in the kitchen. (4) _____ , there is a bathroom which he shares with three other people. The (5) _____ are very small, so it’s always dark. However, there’s a new (6) _____ on the floor and the (7) _____ are full of pictures. Tomorrow, he’s going to buy some (8) _____ . He needs to get a (9) _____ because he has to study. He also wants to buy a new (10) _____ to sit on.

0 A thin B small C space

1 A bedroom B bed C floor

2 A door B wall C kitchen

3 A living room B space C ceiling

4 A Beside B Inside C Upstairs

5 A window B windows C light

6 A armchair B carpet C curtain

7 A downstairs B room C walls

8 A furniture B furnitures C bookcase

9 A chair B desk C wardrobe

10 A bed B light C chair

Exercise 5. Complete the sentences.

0 I keep all my books on a bookshelf in my bedroom.

1 It’s very hot today. Turn off the c______ ______ .

2 My brother likes to look at himself in the m______ .

3 The living room c______ is very dirty, because people don’t take their shoes off.

4 I always have a hot s______ in the morning.

5 My dad always puts the rubbish in the d______ at night.

6 I’ve got lots of p______ of my favourite pop stars on my bedroom wall.

7 In winter we have a fire in the f______ to keep the living room warm.

8 The sugar is on the top s______ in the cupboard.

9 There are two armchairs and a s______ in the room.

10 My sister has a lovely, soft p______ on her bed.

Exercise 6. Complete the sentences.

1. I'm fond of our new flat because ... . 2. It's very convenient to ... . 3. There are nine storeys in the house, that's why it... . 4. The room looks very small because ... . 5. The best place for the TV- set is ... . 6. There are all modern conveniences in the flat, such as ... . 7. Our flat is not very large, there are ... . 8. Let's place the sofa ... .

Part 3. Grammar exercises

Exercise 7. Choose the best answer for each space.

The B and forks are on the table.

A knife B knives C knifes

1 You should brush your _____ every day.

A teeths B tooths C teeth

2 I’ve walked ten kilometres. My _____ hurt.

A feet B foots C footes

3 _____ can do the same jobs as men.

A Womans B Woman C Women

4 How many _____ have you got?

A childs B children C childes

5 I can’t see without my _____ .

A glassies B glasss C glasses

6 The shop was empty. There was nothing on the _____ .

A shelves B shelfs C shelvs

7 John has got three pet _____ .

A fishs B fishies C fish

8 There are lots of _____ in the field.

A sheeps B sheep C shep

Exercise 8. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

0 Is your money in/into your pocket?

1 Clare isn’t at/on work today.

2 Did you hear the news in/on the radio?

3 The shop is near/outside the post office.

4 There was somebody into/behind him.

5 Meet me on/in the corner.

6 We live in/at the end of the street.

7 Take the second turning at/on the left.

8 Put this on/to the table.

9 Is it in/on the library?

10 Marco lives next to/beside a cafe.

Exercise 9. Rewrite each sentence using the words in brackets. Do not change the meaning.

0 This book is John’s. (his) This is his book.

1 Who owns this coat? (whose) _______________________

2 I own this pen. (mine) ________________________

3 That car belongs to my family. (our) _______________________

4 This telephone is mine. (my) _______________________

5 Is this CD yours? (your) _______________________

6 We own this painting. (ours) _______________________

7 Are they your children? (yours) _______________________

8 They own that car. (theirs) _______________________

9 This is Harry and Luigi’s cat. (their) _______________________

10 I own that computer. (me) _______________________

Exercise 10. Translate into Russian/ Kazakh. 1. There' s an English magazine on her desk. 2. There' s a bed in his bedroom. 3. There' s some butter on the table. 4. There's a TV-set in their sitting-room. 5. There's some bacon on his plate. 6. There are some red and green apples on the plate. 7. There are four desks and eight chairs in our classroom. 8. There is a map and two pictures on the walls. 9. There are four newspapers and a magazine on his desk. 10. There is no TV set in their sitting-room. 11. There is no coffee at home. 12. There isn't any fork on the table. 12. There are no children in the study. 13. There aren't any cups on the table. 14. There aren't any chairs in their classroom. 15. Is there a blackboard in their classroom? - Yes, there is. 16. Is there any butter at home? - No, there isn't. 17. Are there any notebooks on the desk? - Yes, there are. 18. Are there any students in the classroom? - No, there aren't.

Exercise 11. Put a preposition in each space. Choose from in, on, at, to, above, below.

0 Jane’s sister has got a job at Manchester airport.

1 You’ll find the index ____________ the back of the book.

2 My brother lives ____________ Milan.

3 There was nobody ____________ the bus except me.

4 I dropped the box and it landed ____________ my foot.

5 There are twelve students ____________ my class.

6 Walk ____________ the pavement - it’s much safer.

7 You can’t see the ship any more - it’s ____________ the horizon.

8 Go down the street, and you’ll see the cinema ____________ the right.

9 My grandmother is ____________ hospital at the moment.

10 There’s a video shop ____________ the other side of the street.

11 I went ____________ a small Greek island for my holidays.

12 He shouldn’t drive - he’s ____________ the alcohol limit.


Part 1

Exercise 1. Read and translate the text.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Nothern Ireland

The United Kingdom is situated on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of two large islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and a great number of small islands. Their total area is over 244,000 sq km.

The British Isles are separated from the European continent by the North Sea and the English Channel. The western coast of Great Britain is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Irish Sea.

Nothern Ireland occupies one third of the island of Ireland. It borders on the Irish Republic in the south.

The island of Great Britain consists of three main parts: England (the southern and middle part of the island), Wales (a mountainous peninsula in the west) and Scotland (the northern part of the island).

There are no high mountains in Great Britain. In the north the Cheviots (the Cheviot Hills) separate England from Scotland, the Pennines stretch down North England almost along its middle, the Cambrian mountains occupy the greater part of Wales and the Highlands of Scotland are the tallest of the British mountains. Ben Nevis, the tallest peak of the Highlands, is only 1,343 m high.

There is very little flat country except in the region known as East Anglia.

Most of the rivers flow into the North Sea. The Thames is the deepest and the longest of the British rivers, it is over 300 km long. Some of British greatest ports are situated in the estuaries of the Thames, Mersey, Tyne, Clyde and Bristol Avon.

Great Britain is very rich in mineral resources, it has some deposit of coal and iron ore and vast deposits of oil and gas that were discovered in the North Sea.

The warm currents in the Atlantic Ocean influence the climate of Great Britain. Winters are not severely cold and summers are rarely hot.

The population of the United Kingdom is over 55 mln people. The main nationalities are: English, Scottish, Welsh and Irish. In Great Britain there are a of immigrants (black and coloured) from former British Asian and African colonies.

Great Britain is highly industrialized counry. New industries have been developed in the last three decades. The main industrial centres are London (Greater London), Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Glasgow and Bristol. The capital of the country is London.

During the twentieth century the position of Great Britain among the countries of the world has changed beyond recognition. It is no longer the leading imperialist state.

The United Kingdom is a parliamentary monarchy.

Exercise 2. Study the text and these questions.

1. What islands do the British Isles consist of? 2. What oceans are the British Isles washed by? 3. How many parts does the island of Great Britain consist of and what are they called? 4. What country does Northern Ireland border on? 5. Where are the main mountain ranges situated in Great Britain? 6. What sea do most of the rivers flow into? 7. What mineral resouces is Great Britain rich in? 8. What is the climate like in Great Britain? 9. What is the population of Great Britain? 10. What nationalities live in Great Britain? 11. What are the names of the main industrial centres? 12. What kind of state is Great Britain?

Exercise 3. Find in the text English equivalents for these word combinations.

1. и большого числа небольших островов. 2. южные две трети острова Ирландия. 3. Пеннинские горы тянутся. 4. самая высокая вершина. 5. длиной более 300 км. 6. которые были обнаружены. 7. новые отрасли промышленности. 8. изменилась до неузнаваемости.

Part 2. Lexical exercises

Exercise 4. Read the descriptions and complete the words.

0 Mont Blanc is the highest one in Europe. m o u n t a i n

1 The Pacific is the largest one in the world. o _ _ _ _

2 It flies and carries passengers. p _ _ _ _

3 The place where trains stop. s _ _ _ _ _ _

4 Crete, Ireland and Iceland are all… i _ _ _ _ _ _

5 It sails across the sea. s _ _ _

6 A place where many trees grow. f _ _ _ _ _

7 It has got two wheels and no engine. b _ _ _ _ _ _

8 People love sunbathing on this. b _ _ _ _

9 Planes take off and land here. a _ _ _ _ _ _

10 The Nile, the Amazon and the Thames are … r _ _ _ _ _

Exercise 5. Complete each sentence. Use a word from the box.












0 An Egyptian comes from Egypt.

1 Have you ever _______ to Brazil?

2 You need to show your _______ when you go into Switzerland.

3 He comes from Poland. He’s _______ .

4 The Dutch come from _______ .

5 We’re going on a _______ round Canada this summer.

6 Where is Scotland? Can I see the _______?

7 Berlin is the capital of _______ .

8 Asia is a large _______ .

9 There are many _______ in New York.

10 Fish and chips is a national _______ in England.

Part 3. Grammar exercises

Exercise 6. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

0 How much/many cheese do you want?

1 Hurry up. There isn’t much/many time.

2 There is enough/too time. We’re not late.

3 I’ve got enough/too much homework. I can’t do it all.

4 There’s not enough/too much money. Give me some more.

5 How much/many bananas are there?

6 I can’t hear you. There’s not enough/too much noise.

7 I’m not hungry. I’ve had too/enough to eat.

8 We haven’t got some/any biscuits.

Exercise 7. Put the words from the box into the correct list.













Countable Uncountable

sandwich information

___________________ ___________________

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Exercise 8. Choose the best reply (A-I) for the questions (0-8).

0 Do you know where the theatre is? E

1 What does you boyfriend look like? ______

2 What’s New York like? _____

3 Could you tell me the time, please? ______

4 Can I help you? ______

5 Do you mind if I sit here? ______

6 Would you like some cake. ______

7 Let’s go for some tea. ______

8 Where’s the bus station? ______

A That’s a good idea.

B It’s interesting, but very noisy.

C It’s near the theatre.

D It’s nearly four o’clock.

E Yes. It’s next to the post office.

F No thanks, I can do it.

G Yes, please.

H He’s tall, dark and handsome.

I No, not at all.

Exercise 9. Choose the best answer for each space.

0 Today is the B of September.

A 22th B 22ndC 22

1 What are you going to do _____ week?

A next B last C the

2 My birthday is in _____ .

A Aug B Augest C August

3 Tuesday is the day _____ tomorrow.

A of B from C after

4 The time is _____ .

A eight past twenty B twenty from eight C twenty past eight

5 I’ll meet you in a _____ of an hour.

A half B quarter C about

6 The show starts at _____ .

A thirty six B six thirty C six and thirty

7 He stayed at home all _____ .

A afternoon B noon C afternoons

8 Where did you go _____ summer?

A next B last C after

Exercise 10. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

0 The Pacific is larger/more large than the Atlantic.

1 My car is gooder/better than your car.

2 Australia is the most small/smallest continent.

3 Tony walks more quickly/quicker than me.

4 Rome is older/oldest than London.

5 The white jacket is the most/more expensive.

6 This video is interestinger/more interesting than the other one.

7 Sarah is the tallest/most tall in the class.

8 This is the worst/baddest film I’ve seen.

9 It’s the beautifullest/most beautiful painting in the gallery.

10 The new computer is smallest/smaller than the old one.

Exercise 11. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

0 The Nile is longer/more long than the Amazon.

1 Mike is younger/youngest than Pierre.

2 My computer is badder/worse than your computer.

3 This is the best/goodest book I’ve read.

4 The new telephone is smallest/smaller than the old one.

5 This book is interestinger/more interesting than the other one.

6 She’s the beautifullest/most beautiful girl in town.

7 Asia is the most big/biggest continent.

8 Pedro is the shortest/most short in the class.

9 The black jacket is the cheapest/more cheap.

10 Bob runs more quickly/quicker than me.

Exercise 12. Rewrite each sentence using the words in brackets. Do not change the meaning.

0 The weather is very rainy. (It) It is very rainy.

1 Everyone here likes you. (We) ______________

2 The weather was sunny today. (It) _______________

3 A bird is in the tree. (There) _______________

4 All those people are my friends. (They) ______________

5 This town has some good restaurants. (There) ______________

6 The desert was hot (It) ______________

7 Those children are playing. (They) ______________

8 All of us have some homework. (We) ______________

9 Nobody was in the office. (There) ______________

10 Somebody was singing in the class. (There) ______________


Part 1 Exercise 1. Read and translate the text.

Meals in Britain

A traditional English breakfast is a very big meal - sausages, bacon, eggs, tomatoes, mushrooms... . But nowadays many people just have cereal with milk and sugar, or toast with marmalade, jam, or honey. Marmalade and jam are not the same! Marmalade is made from oranges and jam is made from other fruit. The traditional breakfast drink is tea, which people have with cold milk. Some people have coffee, often instant coffee, which is made with just hot water.

Many visitors to Britain find this coffee disgusting!

For many people lunch is a quick meal. In cities there are a lot of sandwich bars, where office workers can choose the kind of bread they want - brown, white, or roll - and then all sorts of salad and meat or fish to go in the sandwich. Pubs often serve good, cheap food, both hot and cold. School-children can have a hot meal at school, but many just take a snack from home - a sandwich, a drink, some fruit, and perhaps some crisps.

Tea means two things. It is a drink and a meal! Some people have afternoon tea, with sandwiches, cakes, and, of course, a cup of tea. Cream teas are popular. You have scones (a kind of cake) with cream and jam.

The evening meal is the main meal of the day for many people. They usually have it quite early, between 6.00 and 8.00, and often the whole family eats together.

On Sundays many families have a traditional lunch. They have roast meat, either beef, lamb, chicken, or pork, with potatoes, vegetables, and gravy. Gravy is a sauce made from the juices.

The British like food from other countries, too, especially Italian, French, Chinese, and Indian. People often get take-away meals - you buy the food at the restaurant and then bring it home to eat. Eating in Britain is quite international!

Exercise 2. Are the sentences true or false? Correct the false sentences.

1. Many British people have a big breakfast. 2. People often have cereal or toast for breakfast. 3. Marmalade is different from jam. 4. People drink tea with hot milk. 5. Many foreign visitors love instant coffee. 6. All British people have a hot lunch. 7. Pubs are good places to go for lunch. 8. British people eat dinner late in the evening. 9. Sunday lunch is a special meal. 10. When you get a take-away meal, you eat it at home.

Exercise 3. Ask questions so that the sentences below could be answers.

1. The traditional breakfast drink is tea. 2. Many visitors to Britain find this coffee disgusting! 3. Pubs often serve good, cheap food, both hot and cold. 4. School-children take a snack from home. 5. The evening meal is the main meal of the day for many people. 6. Gravy is a sauce made from the juices. 7. The British like food from other countries, too, especially Italian, French, Chinese, and Indian. 8. Take-away meals you can buy at the restaurant.

Part 2. Lexical exercises

Exercise 4. Read the paragraph. Choose the best answer for each space.

My dad and I went for a (0) B in the country. It was terrible! First, we forgot the (1) _____ , so we couldn’t have any sandwiches. Then a (2) _____ came over and ate all the (3) _____ . And then, I spilt hot (4) _____ all over my new (5) _____ . I was very cross! We did have some chocolate (6) _____ though, so we ate them - they were very nice, but we were still hungry so dad took me to a cafe. We got a (7) _____ . I had chicken and (8) _____ and my dad had a hamburger and (9) _____ . Although the picnic was terrible we did have a nice (10) _____ after all.

0 A party B picnic C snack

1 A knife B menu C bread

2 A dog B horse C chicken

3 A bread B snack C sausages

4 A plate B coffee C cup

5 A napkin B costume C skirt

6 A biscuits B chicken C chips

7 A take-aways B take-away C takes-away

8 A chips B chip C crisps

9 A salad B a salad C salads

10 A food B meal C snack

Exercise 5. Answer the following questions.

1. Can you cook well? 2. What dishes can you cook? 3. What is your favorite dish? 4. Is it easy to cook? 5. What kinds of soups do you know? 6. Which soup do you like best of all? 7. What dishes can be served for the second course? 8. Do you like dishes made of fish? 9. What appertizers do you usually take? 10. Are you fond of sweet dishes? 11. What do you usually have for dessert? 12. What things do you usually put out when you lay the table for dinner? 13. How many meals do you have daily? 14. Is you breakfast light or substantial? 15. What does it consist of? 16. Are you a hearty or a poor eater? 17. Who does the cooking in your family? 18. What did your friend treat you to when you came to visit her/him?

Exercise 6. Complete the following sentences.

1. Help yourself to ... . 2. The meat is ... . 3. The soup lacks ... . 4. Can I offer you ...? 5. Will you have ...? 6. May I trouble you ... . 7. Will you pass ... ? 8. Shall I treat you ... ? 9. For dessert I'll have ... . 10. Will you ... ? 11. Let's have ... . 12. They serve ... .

Exercise 7. Translate into English.

1. Вы не позавтракаете с нами? - Нет, спасибо, я только-что завтракал. 2. Сварить грибной суп? 3. Помоги мне накрыть на стол. 4. Я хочу угостить вас тортом, который я сделала сама. 5. Могу предложить вам курицу с пюре. 6. Подайте мне, пожалуйста, хлеб. 7. Я предпочитаю крепкий чай с лимоном. 8. Ваш пирог изумительно вкусный. 9. Что приготовить на обед? 10. Не хотите ли еще чашечку кофе? - Спасибо, с удовольствием. 11. Можно мне еще кусок пирога? 12. Вчера у нас был очень вкусный обед. На первое у нас был грибной суп, а на второе рыба и жареная картошка. 13. Я голоден. Как насчет того, чтобы перекусить? 14. Ты любишь блины со сметаной? Или ты предпочитаешь с медом? 15. Передайте мне, пожалуйста, зеленый лук, петрушку и укроп.

Part 3. Grammar exercises

Exercise 8. Change the verbs in brackets into the present continuous.

0 It (rain) is raining again.

1 I (sit) ________________ on the sofa.

2 We (study) ________________ for our exams.

3 The teacher (shout) ________________ to us.

4 Mum is (cook) ________________ the dinner.

5 The bus (arrive) ________________ .

6 George (come) ________________ to school late today.

7 I (read) ________________ a very good book at the moment.

8 William and Ali (play) ________________ basketball.

9 The children (go) ________________ to the park now.

10 He (make) ________________ a cup of tea.

Exercise 9. Put the verb in the correct form, present continuous or present simple.

1. Let's go out. It (not/rain) now. 2. Julia is very good at languages. She (speak) four languages very well. 3. Hurry up! Everybody (wait) for you. 4. (you/listen) to the radio? - No, you can turn it off. 5. (you/listen) to the radio every day? - No, just occasionally. 6. The River Nile (flow) into the Mediterranean. 7. Look at the river. It (flow) very fast today - much faster than usual. 8. We usually (grow) vegetables in our garden but this year we (not/grow) any. 9. How is your English? - Not bad. It (improve) slowly. 10. Ron is in London at the moment. He (stay) at the Park Hotel. He (always/stay) there when he's in London.

Exercise 10. Use reported speech instead of direct speech. Change the pronouns and adverbs if necessary.

She says, 1. "He's my friend."

2. "She works in a typewriting office."

3. "The room looks clean tidy."

4. "His name is Jack."

5. "We must be there at five."

6. "I can help you."

7. "It was cold in the room."

8. "Is it all right?"

9. "Is it still snowing?"

10. "Am I wrong?"

11. "Can you help me?"

12. "Will you come to the disco?"

Exercise 11. Use reported speech instead of direct speech. Change the pronouns and adverbs if necessary.

He asks, 1. "Who is this girl?"

2. "What is it all about?"

3. "What kind of job is this?"

4. "What colour is your new hat?"

5. "How many exercises do you do at home?"

6. "When will they return?"

7. "What does she do?"

8. "Where do you live?"

9. "Why are you crying?"

10. "Why don't you answer?"


Part 1

Exercise 1. Read and translate the text.

Businessman's Working Day

Jeff Fuller is a salesman. He has a wife and three children and lives in San Francisco. He travels a lot. Every week he goes to New York or Washington or Chicago. He brings home presents for his wife and children.

Last week he had to go to Chicagoon business. He left San Francisco on Monday morning. He got to Chicago at noon. He went to the Park Hotel and had lunch. In the afternoon he talked to some businessmen. That evening he called his friend, Carlos, and they had dinner at the hotel.

On Tuesday he worked all morning. In the afternoon he went shopping. He bought toy cars for the children. He got a present for his wife, too. Tuesday evening he was alone. At 7.30 he called his wife. He talked to the children, too. Then he was happy.

On Wednesday morning he got up at 6.00. He took the 8.00 plane to San Francisco. He didn't want breakfast on the plane, but he drank some coffee and read the paper. He got to San Francisco at 9.30. He took a taxi and went home. His wife and daughter were at home. They were glad to see him and their presents.

After breakfast Mr Fuller went to his office. When he entered the office he found a number of bussiness letters on his desk. Mr Fuller sat down and began to look through the letters. Suddenly the telephone rang. Mr Fuller took up the receiver and heard the voice of his chief. The chief asked Mr Fuller to come over to his office and discuss the results of the trip.

After the talk with the chief Mr Fuller came back to his office and continued his work.

At 1 o'clock he went out for lunch. In the afternoon he had several visitors. At 5 o'clock he took part in a meeting and made a report on his trip to Chicago.

Mr Fuller came home later than usual that day. His wife and children were waiting for him. They all had dinner together. After dinner Mr Fuller told his wife and children about business trip and his friend in Chicago. Then he looked through the papers and watched television. At half past ten he switched off the TV set and went to bed.

Exercise 2. Read the text again and say which of the two statements is true to the text.

1. Jeff Fuller is a busy man.

a) He is an engineer; b) He is a salesman.

2. Jeff left for Chicago

a) on Monday; b) on Tuesday.

3. Jeff got to Chicago

a) in the morning; b) at noon.

4. In the afternoon Jeff

a) talked to some businessmen; b) met his friend Carlos.

5. On Tuesday morning Jeff

a) went shopping; b) worked hard.

6. On Wednesday Jeff got up early

a) at 6.00 a.m. b) at 7.00 a.m.

7. When Jeff got to San Francisco he went straight

a) home; b) to work.

8. When Mr Fuller came to work

a) his wife rang him up; b) went to a meeting.

9. At 5 o'clock Mr Fuller

a) went home; b) went to a meeting.

10. On Wednesday Jeff returned home

a) later than usual; b) earlier than usual.

Exercise 3. Ask questions about: a) Mr Fuller's trip to Chicago; b) Mr Fuller's working day on Wednesday.

Part 2. Lexical exercises

Exercise 4. Read the paragraph. Choose the best word for each space.

My name (0) A Sandra Marshall. I (1) _____ in a big shop in Oxford. I (2) _____ work early, at 7 0’clock, but I (3) _____ early too, at 3 0’clock. I (4) _____ my lunch at midday, with my friends. We sometimes (5) _____ to a restaurant, but usually we (6) _____ in a cafe. My friend Leo usually (7) _____ pasta and I (8) _____ a sandwich. On the way home from work I often (9) _____ at the baker’s and

(10) _____ a cake for my tea. I never get a big one though!!

0 A is B am C are

1 A works B working C work

2 A starts B start C started

3 A finishes B finish C finished

4 A have B having C had

5 A goes B gone C go

6 A eat B ate C eats

7 A have B having C has

8 A had B have C has

9 A stop B stopped C stops

10 A buying B by C buy

Exercise 5. Insert to do or to make.

Глаголы to do, to make сочетаются с различными словами прямого дополнения и не взаимозаменяются:

to do - выполнять какую-либо работу, заниматься какой-либо работой или делом

to make - делать, изготовлять

to make a mistake - сделать ошибку

to make a dress - сшить платье

to make progress - делать успехи

to make tea (coffee)- заваривать чай (кофе)

to make the bed - стилить постель (перед сном)

to do the cooking - готовить

to do the shopping - покупать, делать покупки

to do the washing - стирать

to do the ironing - гладить

to do a room - убирать комнату

to do a translation - переводить

to do an exercise - делать упражнение

to do bed - убирать постель

1. Will you please ... the beds while I ... the cooking? 2. You can ... progress only if you ... all the exercises. 3. Don't ... this mistake again. 4. You must ... your work first, then you may take out your bike for a run in the country. 5. Don't ... anything until he comes back. 6. You can ... a very nice summer dress out of this material. 7. Let her ... the cake herself, she must learn how ... it. 8. Don't put off till tomorrow what you can ... today. 9. I always ... the beds and ... the room myself. 10. Don't ask Marry ... coffee, she doesn't know how ... it.

Exercise 6. Insert prepositions or post-verbal adverbs.

1. I wake ... ... seven o'clock and then it is time for me to get ... . I like a cold bath every morning, so I put ... my dressing-gown and slippers and go ... the bathroom. The water feels cold ... winter morning, but I rub myself hard with a towel and soon I feel quite warm. 2. I brush my teeth and wash my face and go back ... the bedroom to dress. I brush my hair, take a clean handkerchief ... ... the drawer and go ... the dinning-room ... breakfast. 3. ... twelve-thirty I have a break ... lunch. I usually have it ... our refectory. Sometimes I go ... ... lunch and have it at the cafeteria just ... the corner. 4. Sometimes ... weeek-days we go ... the cinema or the theatre. But very often we just have a quiet everning ... home. We sit and talk, listen ... or watch TV. 5. Don't come ... my place tonight. I'm going to tidy ... my flat. My mother-in-law is arriving ... Moscow tomorrow. She lives ... ... town and ... winter she comes to see us and usually stays ... us ... a fortnight. Everything must be ready ... her arrival. 6. I'm short ... time. ... my way ... the University I must buy tickets ... the cinema and call on a friend ... mine who is leaving ... Kiev tomorrow. 7. When you are ... ... your work, go ... the shop and buy something ... supper. 8. Don't turn ... the radio. Father is working and we are playng ... chess. 9. My brother likes to walk ... his office ... any weather. ... summer he likes to take ... his bike ... a run ... the country. 10. Let's go ... our refectory ... the interval. 11. Do you help your mother ... the house? - Of course, I do. I always wash ... ... meals and sometimes do the shopping ... week-days. 12. Don't hurry. We have an hour and a half ... the concert. We have enough time to put everything ... its place.

Part 3. Grammar exercises

Exercise 7. Change the verbs in brackets into the past simple.

0 I (finish) finished my exams last week.

1 Yesterday, Simon (walk) ________________ to the supermarket.

2 The plane (arrive) ________________ on time.

3 We (play) ________________ tennis for two hours.

4 A bird (fly) ________________ into the window.

5 It (begin) ________________ to snow.

6 My family (go) ________________ to Spain for a holiday.

7 Clare (bring) ________________ her new book to school.

8 The children (wear) ________________ their best clothes.

9 I (have) ________________ to talk to the teacher after school.

10 Graham was ill so he (stay) ________________ at home all day.

Exercise 8. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

0 Do/Did/Don’t Sue want to go shopping?

1 The shop do/didn’t/don’t open at 9.30.

2 I does/didn’t/don’t answer the question.

3 Do/Did/Don’t you see him yesterday?

4 Does/Did/Don’t they come to the disco?

5 He do/didn’t/don’t wash the clothes.

6 Do/Did/Don’t your Mother cook your lunch?

7 My dog do/didn’t/don’t do it!

8 I do/doesn’t/didn’t go to the cinema.

9 I doesn’t/do/didn’t hear you.

10 Does/Did/Doesn’t you go to bed early?

Exercise 9. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

0 I’ve worked here since/for 2002.

1 He’s late. He hasn’t arrived already/yet.

2 I finished this magazine 5 days since/ago.

3 Karl’s played tennis for/since ten years.

4 The team have just/since won their first match.

5 Your father has ever/just gone to the office.

6 Pedro has ever/never had a dog.

7 We’ve already/since seen that film.

8 I’ve worked here for/since last week.

9 They’ve lived here since/for a long time.

10 Has he ever/since been to Australia?

Exercise 10. Change the verbs in brackets into the present perfect.

0 Someone (eat) has eaten my apple.

1 Sandra (buy) ________________ some new trainers.

2 Oh no. I (break) ________________ a window.

3 My sister (start) ________________ a new job.

4 You (not leave) ________________ my homework on the bus. Here it is!

5 I (write) ________________ my English composition.

6 We (finish) ________________ the shopping already.

7 I (lose) ________________ all my money.

8 John (not go) ________________ to the supermarket, he’s still here.

9 Your girlfriend (phone) ________________ .

10 Mr and Mrs Jones (not see) ________________ the new film yet.

Exercise 11. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

0 I’ve worked here since/for 2001.

1 Your mother has ever/just come home.

2 Has he ever/since arrived on time?

3 We’ve never/ever been to Spain.

4 Katy has just/for come back from her holiday.

5 I’ve worked here since/for 5 years.

6 I started this book 2 days since/ago.

7 They’ve lived here since/for a few months.

8 She’s early. She’s yet/already arrived.

9 Mike’s played golf since/for last year.

10 We haven’t started our homework just/yet.


Part 1

Exercise 1. Read and translate the text.

Institute Life

Kate: Hello, Ann. Haven't seen you for ages. What are you doing now?

Ann: I'm studing in the teachers' training college.

Kate: Are you, really? What are you doing?

Ann: I'm doing foreign languages.

Kate: How very interesting! You know my sister is leaving school this year and her dream is to enter this college. Will you tell me some words about your college?

Ann: Most willingly. What are you interested in?

Kate: What languages are you doing?

Ann: German and English. German is my first language and English is the second. I have taken it up only this year.

Kate: Which of them do you find more difficult?

Ann: English grammar is easy but pronunciation is my weak point. I have to work hard at it in the language laboratory. On the whole, English is easier in my opinion.

Kate: How long will your course run?

Ann: Five years. In the fourth and fifth years we'll have our teaching practice at school.

Kate: How many periods do you have daily?

Ann: As a rule we have one or two lectures, then a seminar or a class in English or in German.

Kate: Is it a hard job to do two foreign languages?

Ann: If you don't miss classes and work regularly you are sure to make a good progress.

Kate: Do students sometimes fail at the exams?

Ann: They do, if they work by fits and starts.

Kate: Thanks a lot for this useful information.

Ann: You are welcome.

Exercise 2. Learn the dialogue by heart.

Exercise 3. Give antonyms to the following words and expressions.

to attend classes, to be absent, to fail, in writing, part-time students, evening department, to lack fluency, to be good at a subject

Exercise 4. Answer the following questions.

1. You are a student, aren't you? 2. What faculty do you study at? 3. What foreign languages do you study? 4. What year student are you? 5. How many lectures do you have weekly? 6. Do you attend them regularly? 7. What is your favourite subject? 8. Are you good at languages? 9. How many exams will you have in summer? In what subjects? 10. Have you ever failed at an exam? In what subject did you fail? 11. Do you work regularly or by fits and starts? 12. Are there any students' scientific societies at your faculty? Are you a member of any any? What research work have you done? 13. Are there any sport societies and theatrical groups at the faculty? Have you ever taken part in amateur perfomance?

Part 2. Lexical exercises

Exercise 5. Ask questions so that the sentences below could be answers.

1. She is very good at English Grammar. 2. Our course runs for five years. 3. He fell behind the group because of his illness. 4. The brightest student in our group is Mary. 5. Reading books in original is one of the ways of mastering a language. 6. My favourite subject is English. 7. She couldn't stay after classes because she was very busy. 8. You can get this book at the library. 9. She has made a very good report on Byron's poetry. 10. We shall have a seminar on English Literature. 11. She has made good progress in English because she works hard. 12. Ann failed in history.

Exercise 6. Complete the following sentences.

1. She has been ill for a week and now ... . 2. My friend has made a good progress in English because ... . 3. If you work by fits and starts ... . 4. You will fall behind the group if ... . 5. I'm going to the library, I must prepare ... . 6. She is very good at ... . 7. If you don't know the pronunciation of a word ... . 8. Will you help Ann... . 9. He is very weak in ... . 10. Our course of studies runs ... .

Exercise 7. Ask your fellow students:

1. ... what new subjects she (he) has this year; 2. ... if she (he) attends classes; 3. ...how many classes she (he) attends classes; 4. ... what subjects she (he) is especiallygood at; 5. if she (he) fell behind the group when she (he) was ill; 6. if it took her (him) much time to catch up with the group; 7. if she (he) has already begun to read up for the exams; 8. if it is difficult to do two foreign languages at the same time; 9. if she (he) always comes in time for classes; 10. what her (his) favourite subject is; 11. what subjects she (he) had in the first year.

Part 3. Grammar exercises

Exercise 8. Change the verbs in brackets into the past simple or the past continuous.

0 For dinner, my sister (eat) ate pizza, but I (have) had soup.

1 My brother (drink) ________________ coffee while he (do) ________________ his homework.

2 He (walk) ________________ into the classroom, then he (sit) ________________ down.

3 While I (study) ________________ , Sue (run) ________________ into the library.

4 When the class (finish) ________________ , the teacher (drive) ________________ home.

5 Harry (sing) _______________ a song when Jane (come) _______________ in.

6 Nothing happened when I (turn on) ________________ the DVD player.

7 It (start) ________________ to rain while I (walk) ________________ to the park.

8 Yuki (listen) ________________ to the radio when the phone (ring) ________________ .

9 The children (go) ________________ the cinema last night.

10 Mr. Jones (find) ________________ some money when he (clean) ________________ the cupboards.

Exercise 9. Read the paragraph. Choose the best tense for each space.

My grandfather (0) C to the same school as me. He (1) ______ to our school last week to talk to the class about what it (2) ______ like in the old days. He (3) ______ he (4)______ the names of all his teachers. One of them still teaches at the school. He (5) ______ art and music, but now he only teaches music. As he (6) ______ , he

(7) ______ us pictures of his school friends. He (8) ______ us that the boys (9) ______ only football, but now we play basketball as well. He thinks things

(10) ______ better in the old days.

0 A goes B was going C used to go

1 A comes B came C was coming

2 A was being B is C was

3 A said B says C was saying

4 A remembered B remembers C was remembering

5 A is teaching B used to teach C teaches

6 A talks B is talking C was talking

7 A is showing B showed C was showing

8 A told B is telling C tells

9 A play B were playing C used to play

10 A are B were C used to

Exercise 10. Write two short answers for each question.

0 Was James watching television? Yes, he was. No, he wasn’t.

1 Is it finished? _____________ _____________

2 Can you swim? _____________ _____________

3 Have you seen my book? _____________ _____________

4 Did he go to school on Monday? _____________ _____________

5 Has she been to Vienna? _____________ _____________

6 Do you like peanuts? _____________ _____________

7 Were they disturbing you? _____________ _____________

8 Are you cold? _____________ _____________

Exercise 11. Write a tag for each sentence.

0 Stephen works here, doesn’t he ?

1 She did it, ________________ ?

2 He knows, ________________ ?

3 John hasn’t gone, ________________ ?

4 The bus is leaving soon, ________________ ?

5 I didn’t break the cup, ________________ ?

6 Ana will be here, ________________ ?

7 It’s his, ________________ ?

8 My cousins are coming, ________________ ?

9 They weren’t here, ________________ ?

10 The policeman won’t be angry, ________________ ?


Part 1

Exercise 1. Read and translate the text.

The English About The English Weather

The English weather on the whole is not exceptionally good. It's very damp, we have a lot of rain. Our weather is very changeable: a fine morning may change into a wet afternoon and evening. Conversely, a miserable morning may give place to a glorious afternoon.

The English summer is usually disappointing. We expect during winter to have two or three months of extremely good weather, sunshine and hot weather, hot enough to bathe, to go to the sea. But summer months are often cool, there is always plenty of rain. Planning summer holidays is not easy because you can never depend on the weather. One year June may be hot and sunny and July and August rainy, another year it might be the other way round. So many people who look forward to the summer holidays, if they can afford it, go abroad for their holidays, though there are so many lovely beaches on the English coast.

The English winter is not cold. The temperature seldom falls below 3-4 degrees. The usual temperature is about zero. The air is frequently damp and foggy. It often rains and it seldom snows. The snow melts very quickly.

Autumn is the season of foggy, windy days. A spell of sunny weather in October is called an Indian Summer.

Spring is a warm and beautiful season. Spring flowers start to bloom from February. The weather in spring however, is changeable, and even if the sky is blue without a single cloud in the morning there is no guarantee that it may not rain within a short time. It is always wise to take a mac or an umbrella.

No conversation ever starts in England without a comment on the weather. It is almost a formality like shaking hands. "How do you do?", "Nice day today, isn't it?", "Isn't it hot today?", "Isn't it a beastly day?", "Shocking weather, isn't it?" - these remarks are often used when speaking about the weather.

Exercise 2. Are the sentences true or false? Correct the false sentences. Begin your sentence with one of the following: I don't think so; I'm afraid you are wrong; on the contrary; it's not so; far from it; you are quite right; I agree with you; as far as I know.

1. The Ehglish weather is very changeable. 2. The English summer is usually fine. 3. It is usually cold in winter. 4. Spring is a very pleasant season. 5. The weather in autumn isn't very pleasant as a rule. 6. The English like to speak about the weather. 7. An Indian Summer is a spell of rainy weather in summer. 8. The English like to spend their holidays on the English coast. 9. In winter the snow doesn't melt. 10. The English take an umbrella only in rainy weather.

Exercise 3. Imagine you've just come from England. Your friends want to know about the English weather. They are asking you questions. (10 questions)

Part 2. Lexical exercises

Exercise 4. Change the following sentences according to the example.

Example: When the sun shines ... (the weather is sunny). - When the weather shines we say that the weather is sunny.

1. When it rains ... (rainy). 2. When it drizzles and sleets ... (nasty). 3. When a cold wind blows ... (windy). 4. When there is a fine mist over the city ... (misty). 5. When a frog is spreading ... (foggy). 6. When the streets are covered with mud and slush ... (muddy and slushy). 7. When the frost is hard ... (frosty). 8. When it is warm ... (fine). 9. When the temperature is + 25 ... (hot). 10. When the temperature has fallen to -25 ... (very cold). 11. When the air is hot and dry ...(stifling). 12. When the sky is clear ... (cloudless). 13. When the sky is coved with clouds ... (cloudy). 14. When the weather often changes ... (changeable). 15. When the rivers and lakes are covered with ice ... (frozen). 16. When there is much snow ... (snowy). 17. When we are in for a spell of good weather at the beginning of September ... (Indian summer). 18. When it pours with rain ... (beastly). 19. If the weather doesn't turn to worse ... (to keep fine). 20. When the temperature falls below zero ... (to freeze).

Exercise 5. What will you say if:

it rains cats and dogs; the sun shines brightly; it's warm; it pours with rain; everything is covered with hoarfrost; the air is cool and fresh; the temperature is falling; it sleets; the streets are slushly and muddy; it drizzles; the sky is overcast; the weather has turned to better.

Suggestions: it's lovely; the weather is nasty; it's beastly; we are in for a spell of good weather again; the wether is fine; it's a lovely day; it's a nasty day; it looks like rain; it looks like frost; it's pleasant to breathe fresh air.

Exercise 6. Complete the following sentences.

1. It looks like ... . Take your umbrella. 2. The temperature has fallen to ... . 3. The weather has turned to ... . It is drizzling. 4. After a hard frost everything is covered ... . 5. When the snow begins to melt the streets ... . 6. The temperature has risen ... . 7. The sky is dark, it is covered ... . 8. In autumn it often ... . 9. Summers are not very ... . 10. London is famous for ... . 11. St.Petersburg looks at its best in ... . 12. Indian summer is a spell of good weather ... .

Exercise 7. Translate into English.

1. Какая прекрасная погода, не правда ли? Совсем не похоже на осень. - Да, сегодня очень тепло. И солнце светит ярко. - Вы не знаете, какая сегодня температура? - Я думаю, градусов 19-20. -Это довольно высокая температура для октября. - Да, такая погода осенью бывает не часто. Если такая погода простоит еще пару дней, давай поедем в воскресенье за город. - С удовольствием. Я думаю, в парках сейчас очень красиво.

2. Ты не знаешь сегодняшний прогноз погоды? - Днем обещают дождь. Возьми на всякий случай (to be on the safe side) зонтик и надень плащ.

3. Какая отвратительная погода! Совсем не похоже на весну. Небо опять затянуто тучами, похоже, что будет дождь. В апреле было всего несколько теплых солнечных дней.

4. Короткий период теплой погоды в начале осени называют "бабьим летом". Многие русские поэты воспевали это время года.

Part 3. Grammar exercises

Exercise 8. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

0 If you break/broke it, it won’t go.

1 My cat doesn’t/didn’t come if you call her.

2 If you don’t do your homework, you will get/got into trouble.

3 We’ll be late if you didn’t/don’t hurry.

4 If we leave at 9.00, we arrived/will arrive on time.

5 I’ll go to the station if you will tell/tell me the way.

6 If you don’t practise, you will/won’t get better.

7 I’ll tell you the answer if you will give/give me a cake.

8 If I pass my exams, I will go/go to university.

9 We won’t/wouldn’t drive to the beach if the weather’s bad tomorrow.

10 If you lend me some money, I will pay/am paying you back tomorrow

Exercise 9. Underline the correct tense.

0 It’s very cold. It will/is going to rain.

1 The party will/is going to be on 17th March.

2 I am seeing/will see the doctor at 2.30.

3 I will/am going to do it next week. Promise.

4 I haven’t got any plans. I don’t know what I will do/am doing next year.

5 I expect the bus will/is going to arrive very soon.

6 I will/am working at 9.00.

7 I will/am going to have a salad, please.

8 I will tell/am telling you tomorrow.

9 Michelle has just told me. Her sister is going to/will have a baby.

10 They are going to arrive/are arriving at 5.00.

Exercise 10. Underline the correct word in each sentence.

0 If you fix/fixed it, it will work.

1 If we leave at 7.00, we arrived/will arrive on time.

2 I will make lots of money if I work/will work hard.

3 You’ll be hungry if you didn’t/don’t eat your dinner.

4 If you don’t practise, you will/won’t improve.

5 If I don’t go out so much, I will/would study harder.

6 I’ll help you with your homework if you will give/give me some chocolate.

7 My dog doesn’t/didn’t sit if you tell him to.

8 If Mark does/do more exercise, he will feel healthier.

9 We won’t/wouldn’t be late if you hurry up!

10 When I’m old I will have/have grey hair.

Exercise 11. Choose the best ending (A-J) for each sentence (0-9).

0 If I had no money, B A I’d swim in the sea.

1 If Sally listened to the teacher, ____ B I’d be very sad.

2 If you didn’t eat so much, ____ C I’d drive to work.

3 If I were a cat, ____ D you’d recognise him.

4 If the water was warm, ____ E she’d know what to do.

5 If today were Saturday, ____ F you’d be able to carry it.

6 If you had a bag, ____ G you wouldn’t be fat.

7 If you saw him, ____ H I’d buy a drink.

8 If I was thirsty, ____ I I wouldn’t go to school

9 If I bought a car, ____ J I would sleep all day.


Part 1

Exercise 1. Read and translate the text.

Nick's Trip to the South and Back

Last summer Nick spent his holidays in the Crimea. He went there by plane. He booked his ticket in advance. He rang up the air-travel booking office and reserved a seat for the fifteenth of July. "Will you come for your ticket yourself or do you want it delivered?" asked the booking-office clerk. "I'd like my ticket delivered, please," said Nick, because he did not want to waste his time going to the booking office and standing in a queue. The plane to Yalta took off at 9 a.m., but he had to be at the airport an hour before to register his ticket. His plane was TU-134. It is a comfortable modern plane. Nick's seat was near the porthole and he could see how they took off in St.Petersburg and landed in Yalta. They were flying at a height of six thousand metres, so Nick could see only clouds through the porthole. The hostess offered the passengers some snacks and soft drinks. The flight was very pleasant. It took Nick only three hours to get to Yalta. The way back wasn't so pleasant. Nick could not get a ticket for a plane. He had to stand in a long queue to get a ticket for a plane. When at last his turn came, he said to the booking-office clerk: "Please, I want a ticket to St.Petersburg for the fourth of August." "I am sorry," said the booking -office clerk, "there are no tickets for a through train to St.Petersburg. I could give you an upper berth on a train to Moscow, and in Moscow you will have a changing." Nick thought a little. "Oh well, that's all right," he said, "give me a ticket for the Moscow train. After all, there are a lot of trains going from Moscow to St.Petersburg every day, so I hope I will have no problems punching the ticket." He was right. When he arrived in Moscow, he consulted the time-table and saw that there were ten trains to ST.Petersburg. It did not take him long to punch his ticket. He just had time to drop into a bar and have a snack before his train started. The train was comfortable. Nick had a lower berth in a separate compartment. In the morning he was in ST.Petersburg.

Exercise 2. Answer the following questions.

1. Where did Nick spend his holidays? 2. How did he travel to the Crimea? 3. How did Nick book a ticket? 4. What date did he reserve a seat for? 5. Why did Nick have his ticket delivered? 6. Why did he have to be at the airport an hour before taking-off time? 7. What height was the plane flying at? What could Nick see through the porthole? 8. What did the hostess offer the passengers? 9. Was Nick's way back as pleasant? Why not?10. Why did Nick have to make a changing in Moscow? 11. What accomodation did Nick get on the train to Moscow? 12. It was not difficult for Nick to punch his ticket in Moscow, was it? Why?

Exercise 3. Fill in prepositions where necessary.

1. You needn't go ... the booking-office: it is possible to book ... phone ... advance. 2. Please, I want two lower berths ... the Almaty express ... Saturday, the second ... May. 3. I was looking ... the porthole and saw how our plane took ... . 4. I can give you one upper berth ... a separate compartment. 5. The train ... Astana leaves ... eleven-twenty-three. 6. When did you last travel ... railway? 7. Arriving ... the station where he was to change ... the Almaty train, he went ... the inquiry office to find out what platform his train started ... . 8. Our plane took ... ... nine o'clock ... the morning. 9. It takes you only an hour to get ... Aktobe ... plane. 10. I could not get a ticket ... a plane and had to stand ... a long queue to get a seat ... a train ... Paris.

Part 2. Lexical exercises

Exercise 4. Answer the following questions.

1. Where do trains come in and go out? 2. Where can you buy a ticket for your journey? 3. What is the fare to Almaty? 4. What are waiting-rooms for? 5.Who can help you with your luggage? 6. What kind of trains do you know? 7. What trains do you prefer? Why? 8. Where can you have a light refreshment? 9. What trains have dining-cars? 10. Do you prefer to book your ticket beforehand or to queue up at the booking-office? 11. What is the left-luggage office for? 12. Do you usually travel light or with a lot of things? 13. Where can you buy a newspaper at the railway station? 14. Do you like it when your friends and relatives come to see you off? 15. What does a big railway station look like? 16. Where can one get information about the time of arrival and departure of trains?

Exercise 5. Complete the following sentences.

1. When we came to the railway station we saw ... . 2. If you did not book your ticket beforehand you will have to ... . 3. If you want to buy a ticket for your journey you must ... . 4. It takes you much time to travel by a stopping because ... . 5. If you have much luggage and prefer to travel light you can ... . 6. If you don't like queuing up at the booking-office you can ... . 7. They did not want to miss the train that's why ... . 8. The train was ready to leave that's why ... . 9. The train starts in 20 minutes so if you are hungry you can ... . 10. If you are in a hurry and don't want to travel by a stopping train ... .

Exercise 6. Decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each space.


Most people enjoy going (1) ........ for their holidays, and having the opportunity to (2) .......... in an interesting city or a seaside (3) ....... . If you speak (4) ...... languages, you can make new friends, and (5) ..... home some interesting (6) ....... as presents. But before you can do that, you have to (7) ....... your destination, and that is often a problem! If you fly, then you may find that your flight has been (8) ....... . (9) ....... by train can also be difficult, since trains are often (10) ...... in the summer, and you might have to reserve a (11) ....... in advance. Whichever way you (12) ...... , you can have problems with your (13) ....... , and it is often difficult to find good (14) ........ . Apart from this, you might not be to afford the (15) ...... !

1. A out B forward C abroad D foreign

2. A remain B pass C spend D stay

3. A resort B post C too D one

4. A strange B stranger C foreigner D foreign

5. A fetch B take C go D get

6. A memories B souvenirs C memoirs D recollections

7. A reach B arrive C go D travel

8. A waited B reversed C delayed D booked

9. A Journeys B Travels C Voyages D Passes

10. A filling B occupied C overdone D crowded

11. A post B chair C seat D position

12. A voyage B travel C trip D tour

13. A baggages B luggage C goods D sacks

14. A staying B homes C lodges D accommodation

15. A fare B fair C far D fur

Exercise 7. Translate into English.

1. Моя подруга собиралась лететь в Крым. 2. Поскольку это было её первое воздушное путешествие, она очень волновалась. 3. В день отъезда мы поехали в аэропорт. 4. Катя зарегистрировала билет и багаж, и мы пошли в буфет выпить чашку кофе. 4. Через полчаса пассажиров на рейс 237 пригласили пройти к самолету. 5. У трапа пассажиров встречала стюардесса. 6. Через несколько минут самолет вырулил на взлетную полосу. 7. Сколько железнодорожных вокзалов в Алматы? 8. Если вы не заказали билет заранее, вы можете купить его в билетной кассе на вокзале. 9. Скорые поезда останавливаются только на больших станциях. 10.Она не сдала вещи в камеру хранения, так как не хотела стоять в очереди. 11. Те, кто любит путешествовать налегке, сдают чемоданы в багаж. 12. До Астаны нет прямого поезда, вам придется делать пересадку в Кустанае. 13. Я вам советую взять билет туда и обратно. 14. Поезд из Актобе должен прибыть в 12 часов к пятой платформе. 15. Поезд № 23 идет без остановок, а поезд № 7 останавливается на многих станциях.

Part 3. Grammar exercises

Exercise 8. Underline the correct word or phrase in each sentence.

0 That can’t be right! I don’t believe/I’m not believing it.

1 I was here/I’ve been here since the beginning of June.

2 No, I can’t see the bird. Where are you looking/do you look?

3 Your secret is safe with me. I’m not going to say/I won’t say anything.

4 It’s raining. Shall we/Will we take a taxi?

5 I’m meeting/I will meet Lisa for lunch tomorrow.

6 I’ve wanted to go to Paris all my life, but I still didn’t go/I still haven’t been there.

7 I’m going to tell her, but I didn’t see/I haven’t seen her yet.

8 I play/I’m playing tennis with John and Chris at the weekend. Do you want to join us?

9 I think we have time for a coffee before the train arrives/will arrive.

10 I haven’t seen you before. When have you started/did you start working here?

11 Where will you be going/do you go for your holidays next year?

12 While I walked/I was walking through the park a dog ran up to me and bit me.

13 Look out of the window! How long has it been snowing/is it snowing?

14 When I was a baby I was carrying/I used to carry a yellow blanket everywhere I went.

15 When the film will end/ends, let’s have a coffee.

Exercise 9. Put each verb given into the present simple or continuous, or the past simple or continuous.

0 What (usually you do) do you usually do at the weekend?

1 What (you get) ______________________ for your birthday last week?

2 ‘What are you doing?’ ‘I (check) ______________________ this letter for spelling mistakes.’

3 I got to the station at 3pm, (wait) ______________________ for half an hour, then came back here.

4 George (watch) ___________________ the television when I arrived at his flat.

5 At the moment inflation (increase) ______________________ slowly.

6 James (turn on) ______________________ the television so we could watch the football match.

7 Every day Helen (check) __________________ her emails when she gets home.

8 ‘Where (you go) ______________________ ?’ ‘To the shops. Do you want to come with me?’

9 ‘What games (you play) ______________________ when you were young?’ ‘Hiding from people, trying to catch people, all the usual things.’

10 When I arrived at the checkout a lot of people (wait) ______________________ in the queue.

11 Buy one next year - prices (go down) ______________________ quite fast at the moment.

12 ‘Where (you go) ______________________ on Saturday afternoons?’ ‘Shopping, with my mother.’

13 Prices (go down) ______________________ quite fast when other, similar models started to appear.

14 ‘What game (you play) __________________ just now?’ ‘We were playing chess.’

Exercise 10. Put each verb given into the past simple or the present perfect.

0 A: What’s the matter?

B: I (cut) have cut myself.

1 A: What did you do on your holiday?

B: We (go) ______________________ to the disco most nights.

2 A: How is the holiday going?

B: Great! We (go) ______________________ to the disco most nights.

3 A: Did you carry on working at the shop after your argument with the manager?

B: No, I (leave) ______________________ .

4 A: Are you still working at the shop?

B: No, I (leave) ______________________ .

5 A: Why are the police here?

B: There (is) ______________________ an accident.

6 A: Why did the metro stop running yesterday evening?

B: There (is) ______________________ an accident.

7 A: How are the unemployment figures this year?

B: They (rise) ______________________ by 2%.

8 A: How were the unemployment figures last year?

B: They (rise) ______________________ by 2%.

Exercise 11. Rewrite each sentence so that it contains the word in bold, and so that the meaning stays the same.

0 The woman teaches us music. She also plays in an orchestra.
The woman who teaches us music also plays in an orchestra .

1 I go to a fitness centre. It also has yoga classes.
The ____________________________________________________________ .

2 I go to a fitness centre. It also has yoga classes.
I go ____________________________________________________________ .

3 I know a man. His brother is a record producer.
I know _________________________________________________________ .

4 You were talking about a woman. I wanted to meet her.
I wanted ________________________________________________________ .


Part 1

Exercise 1. Read and translate the text.

Mrs. Richards' Shopping

Last Sunday Mrs. Richards looked into her refrigerator and saw that it was nearly empty. Mrs. Richards does not like when there is nothing in her refrigerator. She took a big bag and went shopping. The best place to do your shopping in is a supermarket. There is a good supermarket not far from Mrs. Richards' house, and she went there. The supermarket has many self-service counters. Mrs. Richards like it because at a self-service counter you can choose what you like and take it off the counter with your own hands. When Mrs. Richards came to the shop, she took a basket at the entrance and went to the butcher's counter. They did not have beef that day, but there was a good choice of pork. Mrs. Richards took a good piece of pork and two chickens. She also took half a kilo of mince. Then she went to the greengrocer's counter, because she wanted some potatoes and cabbage. She did not like the potatoes and decided to go to the market later. But she took a good head of cabbage. After that Mrs. Richards stopped at the grocer's counter to take a package of macaroni, and then went to the delicatessen counter to see what she could buy for supper. She took a piece of cheese and a piece of sausage. They were selling ham, too, but she decided not to take ham: there was too much fat on it. On the way to the cash-desk Mrs. Richards stopped at the confectioner's counter to buy some candy and biscuits for tea. She also took a chocolate roll. There were two or three people in front of Mrs. Richards at the cash-desk, and she had to wait a little. When her turn came, she paid for the foodstuffs she had bought and went home. On the way home she called at a dairy-shop to buy a bottle of milk. She did not buy eggs, because her bag was full and she was afraid to break the eggs. She decided to go later for eggs and also to the baker's to buy a loaf of bread.

Exercise 2. Answer the following questions.

1. What did Mrs. Richards do when she saw that her refrigerator was nearly empty?

2. What is a self-service counter?

3. Where did she take the basket?

4. What counter did Mrs. Richards go to first?

5. What did she find at the butcher's counter?

6. What did Mrs. Richards buy at the grocer's department?

7. Why did Mrs. Richards have to wait at the cash-desk? Did she have to wait long?

8. What did she do when her turn came?

9. What shop did Mrs. Richards call at on the way home?

10. What did she decide to do about eggs and bread?

Exercise 3. Complete each phrase with a suitable word from the box.

bar box bunch carton loaf packet tin tube

1. a ........... of biscuits

2. a ........... of toothpaste

3. a ........... of tomatoes

4. a ........... of milk

5. a large ...........of tissues

6. a .......... of chocolate

7. a .......... of bananas

8. a .......... of bread

Exercise 4. Decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each space.

Shopping in the street

When I (1) ......... shopping, I enjoy visiting street (2) ....... and looking for (3) ......... . I wander around looking at each (4) ......., and asking about (5) ....... . Many (6) ...... on sale are less (7) ........ than those in high-street shops, though the (8) ........ is not always as good. It also depends on how much you want to (9) ........ . Clothes are often (10) ........, but it is difficult to (11) ........ them on. It's always (12) ........ looking at second-hand books, because you can (13) ......... a lot of money in this way. Fresh fruit and vegetables are usually good (14) ......... , and there is always an excellent selection. The main problem is whether you can carry home lots of (15) ........ bags!

1. A like B make C go D do

2. A markets B trades C shops D sales

3. A values B cheaper C special D bargains

4. A counter B table C stall D department

5. A costs B prices C values D figures

6. A produces B shopkeepers C offers D goods

7. A expensive B cost C priced D cheaper

8. A expense B package C kind D quality

9. A spend B use C make D cash

10. A fashion B cheaper C worn D logical

11. A purchase B carry C try D wrap

12. A worth B more C been D time

13. A borrow B spend C save D count

14. A health B value C time D taste

15. A hand B papers C more D heavy

Part 2. Lexical exercises

Exercise 4. Answer the following questions.

1. What is a department store? 2. What can one buy at the footwear department? 3. What size do you take in shoes? 4. Do you wear high heels? 5. Do you always try shoes on before buying them? 6. Do you buy ready-made clothes or have them made to measure? Why? 7. What do you usually buy at the stationery? 8. What hats are in fashion now? 9. What is your favourite department? 10. Who does shopping in your family? 11. What kinds of meat do you know? 12. How much bread do you buy daily? 13. Where do you buy sweets? 14. What does the fruiterer deal in? 15. Where do you buy vegetables? 16. What dairy produce do you buy daily? 17. What shop deals in fish? 18. Is there a supermarket not far from where you live? 19. What department can you see in the supermarket? 20. How much money do you spend on your everyday shopping?

Exercise 5. Ask your fellow students:

1. ...... if she (he) likes shopping

2. ...... when she (he) usually does it

3. ...... if there are many shops in her (his) street

4. ...... what food she (he) buys every day

5. ...... what vegetables she buys for a mushroom soup

6. ...... what kind of meet she usually buys

7. ...... if she (he) is fond of shopping

8. ...... if her shoes go with her coat

9. ...... where she buys her hats

10. ...... where one can buy a pair of gloves

11. ...... what size she takes in dresses

12. ...... when she wears high heels

Exercise 6. Look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. Tick each correct line. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word in the space.

The January sales

I always look forward to the Christmas, and one of the 0 the

main reasons is because of the January sales that come 00

afterwards! No sooner do the shops close for the ______

holidays, than they do open again for the sales, 2 ______

which they are the busiest few shopping days of the 3 ______

year. Some of people queue all night to get the best 4 ______

bargains on the first morning. I have never been done 5 ______

that myself, although I do usually buy a lot of clothes. 6 ______

Exercise 7. Translate into English.

1. Простите, где отдел готового платья? - На втором этаже, напротив отдела галантереи. - Спасибо. 2. Покажите мне вон то светло-серое шерстяное платье, пожалуйста. 3. Какой размер вы носите? - 46. Можно его примерить? 4. Сколько оно стоит? - 3 500 тенге. 5. Чем я могу вам помочь? - Мне нужны вечерние туфли на высоком каблуке. 6. Какой размер вы носите? 7. Я думаю, эти туфли подойдут к моему вечернему платью. 8. У нас кончилосьмасло. Зайди, пожалуйста, по дороге из школы в магазин и купи двести граммов. 9. Что нужно купить в овощном магазине? - Пакет картошки, килограмм лука, полкило соленых огурцов и банку зеленого горошка. 10. Рядом с нашим домом большой универсам. Я очень люблю делать там покупки. На это у меня уходит не больше 30-40 минут. 11. Когда пойдешь в аптеку, зайди, пожалуйста, по дороге в булочную и купи полбуханки черного хлеба и два батона.

Part 3. Grammar exercises

Exercise 8. Write statements, negative sentences or questions with used to.

0 you/have/brown hair (question) Did you use to have brown hair?

1 people/use/the computer (negative) _______________________________

2 he/go/running (statement) ______________________________________

3 they/like/painting (question) ____________________________________

4 your brother/come/by bus (statement) _____________________________

5 we/drink/coffee (negative) ______________________________________

6 my mother/speak/Spanish (negative) ______________________________

7 he/live/in Paris (statement) _____________________________________

8 Julie/play/football (question) ____________________________________

9 houses/have/bathrooms indoors (negative) __________________________

10 all children/go/to school (question) _______________________________

Exercise 9. Change each sentence into direct speech or reported speech.

0 Bill said he was leaving.

‘I’m leaving,’ said Bill.

00 ‘I’m sorry,’ said Kevin.

Kevin said he was sorry.

1 ‘I’ve missed the bus,’ she said.


2 Jill said it was OK.


3 Dad told us not to be so stupid.


4 ‘That’s too much,’ said the shopkeeper.


5 ‘I’ve just bought a bike,’ said the boy.


Exercise 10. Put a/an or the in each space or leave the space blank.

We had (0) a great holiday in (1) _____ London. We arrived at (2) _____ airport late on Sunday evening, and we decided to take (3) _____ taxi, even though it was very expensive. (4) _____ taxi took us to our hotel, which was very nice, although
(5) _____ rooms were quite small. On (6) _____ next day we woke up early and had (7) _____ enormous breakfast. I don’t know how (8) _____ people can eat so much in (9) _____ morning! But it was good for us because eating out in (10) _____ London is expensive, and with such (11) _____ big breakfast we didn’t need to have (l2) _____ lunch. After breakfast we went to (13) _____ art gallery. I can’t remember (14) _____ name, but it was full of (15) _____ famous paintings and I really enjoyed it.

Exercise 11. Underline the most suitable word(s) in each sentence.

0 I suddenly remembered that I forgot/had forgotten my keys.

1 Mrs Pollock is very fond of/kind of cats.

2 I don’t know, it doesn’t depend of/depend on me.

3 If you’ve finished I can ask/ask for the bill.

4 Vienna is famous about/famous for its classical music concerts, which are popular with/popular for tourists.

5 In Customer Services we are used to dealing with/dealing to complaints.

6 I apologize for being late/my late.

7 I’m really happy about/happy for the way that Linda and Peter have become friends and are going out/going off together.

8 Who are you going to vote in/vote for when the election comes?

9 When the villain took out/took off his mask, the heroine fainted.

10 There they are! I’ve been looking for/looking at those keys all morning.


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  2. Michael Vince with Kevin Mc Nicholas “Elementary. Language Practice” MACMILLAN 2005

  3. Michael Vince with Paul Emmerson “Intermediate. Language Practice”


  1. Michael Vince with Paul Emmerson “First Certificate. Language Practice”


  1. Корнеева Е.А., Баграмова Н.В. “Практика английского языка.” Сборник упражнений по устной речи. Ст.- Петербург, Союз, 1998

  2. Emmerson Paul Business Grammar Builder. Oxford, MACMILAN 2002

  3. Soars Liz, Soars John Headway, Elementary. Oxford University Press 1998

  4. Murphy R. English Grammar in Use. Cambridge University Press 2001


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