I. Grammar review.
Put the verbs in the brackets into the correct past forms.
Last year Sam and Joanna decided to buy a house. They (1) (save up) for ages , and by the end of April they (2) (put by) enough for the deposit on a house. They (3) (live) in a tiny flat at that time and Joanna (4) (insist) that she wanted a house with a big garden.. They (5) (search) for only a few days when they found exactly what they (6) (look for)-a two-bed –roomed house in a nearly an acre of garden .Unfortunately the owner (7) (ask) much more then they (8) (be) willing to pay, and when they (9) (look) more closely at the interior, they (10) (see ) that whoever (11) (live) there before, he (12) (make) an absolute mess of the walls and floors. Still Joanna (13) (like) the garden and the location so much that she (14) (manage) to convince Sam that , despite the price, it (15) (be) the perfect house for them.
2.Modal verbs( may, can, must, could).
Fill in the gaps , using these modal verbs.
1 ..Hello, ….I speak to Tom, please?
2. ….I use your telephone?
3. You….smoke if you like.
4 You ….drive for a year in Britain with an international licence.
5. I borrow your camera?
6.…..I give you a lift?
7. You ….tell anyone what I said.
8. You ….have a passport to visit most foreign countries.
9. …..I smoke here?
10. If you are 17, you …..drive a car in Britain..
Fill in each gap with a preposition.
The Rio carnival in Brazil.
This festival is the largest (1)….the world. Hundreds (2) ….thousands (3) …visitors come every year (4)….for celebrations(5)….the start (6)…Lent. The carnival takes place (7)…the Sambadrome, a huge new stadium. . There samba schools compete (8)…each other (9)….the best costumes and dancing. They spend a lot (10) ….time and money (11) ….carnival preparations making fantastic costumes, masks, decorations, mobile floats and teaching the samba. (12) …the past , the carnival procession was held (13)….the streets (14) ….Rio, where beautifully clothed people threw streamers and confetti and danced(15)…for days.
Nowadays , the world’s biggest street party has became a pleasure only (16)…those who can afford the entrance fee.
Complete the table.
5. Choose the best alternative to fill in the gaps in each of the following sentences .
1) We have a ….tradition of hunting every fall.
a) long staying;
b) long term;
c) long wearing;
d) long standing.
2) This church dates….the 13th century.
a) back to;
3) Give the….to the dog.
4) The living conditions in this ….country have improved slightly.
5) The charity provides homeless people with…..like food and clothing.
b) basic rights;
6. Fill in the gaps with the words from the box.
ST. Patrick’s Festival.
ST. Patrick,s Festival has been in existence since 1996. From a one-day (1) ….it has developed into a 5- day (2) …. , the largest in Ireland. It takes place in March in Dublin. (3) …..of music , street (4) …. ,(5) ….and dances attract a lot of participants and (6) … . The ….has become an (8) ….element of festival.
7.Form the opposites. Add: In-, im-, un-.
8. Translate into English
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