I. Read the text and fill in the gaps with the appropriate phrases and word combinations given bellow.
Sports in Russia.
Sport has always been popular in our country. There are different sporting societies and clubs in Russia. Many of them take part 1.________ and are known all over the world.
A great number of world records have been set by Russian sportsmen: gymnasts, weightlifters, tennis players, swimmers, figure skaters, runners, high jumpers. Our sportsmen 2._______ in the Olympic Games and always win a lot of gold, silver and bronze medals.
Millions of people watch figure skating competitions, hockey and football matches, car races, tennis tournaments and other sports events. Certainly watching sports events and going in for sports are 3.________.
In the past it was never admitted that professional sport existed in our country. The official point of view was that our sport was totally amateur. Now everybody knows that sport can be a profession and a business. But sport can be fun as well. Besides, it helps to stay in good shape, 4.________ and to be healthy.
Doing sports is becoming more and more popular. Some people do it occasionally — 5.________, skiing or skating in winter — but many people go in for sports on a more regular basis. They try to find time to go to a swimming pool or a gym at least once a week for aerobics or yoga classes, body building or just work-out on a treadmill. Some people jog every morning,6._______. For those who can afford it there are clubs where they give lessons of scuba diving or riding. In spring and summer young people put on their rollerskates and skate in the streets and parks.
two different things
swimming in summer
some play tennis
in different international tournaments
to keep fit
II. Read the text again. Then mark the sentences as True ( T ) or False ( F )
Sport helps people to stay in a good shape, keeps them fit, healthy and makes them more organized and better disciplined in their daily activities.
Our sportsmen take part in the Olympic Games and never win a lot of gold medals.
Millions of people prefer to watch hockey, car races, figure skating and other sports events. But watching sports and going in for spots are two different things.
Everybody knows that sport can be only amateur.
Some people do sports occasionally but many people go in for sports on a more regular basis.
III. Match the words and phrases which have opposite meanings.
to have a chance
to lose a game
to win a competition
to be interesting
to get on
have a rest
to win a game
to be boring
to get off
to have no chance
to lose a competition
IV. The word in capitals above each of the following sentences can be used to form a word that fits suitably in the blank space. Fill each blank in this way.
It was a ……………………. tour.
Be ………………….. ! Don’t break the mirror!
The hall was full. It was very ………………………. there.
It’s a ………………. day, isn’t it? – Yes, wonderful.
They have already discussed this important ……………………. problem.
They study …………………… and French at school.
He is a …………………… scientist. His ideas are new and original.
V. Write another sentence with the same meaning using the Passive Voice.
The old man punished the naughty boy.
Students use computers at their lessons.
Ann cooks a special dinner on the 21st of May.
They arranged a nice picnic last month.
The little boy drew these funny pictures.
The teacher explained the rules of the game to the students.
The writer will publish his new book next year.
VI. Put in the definite article the if needed.
Travelling around …… world is fantastic. Sometimes I imagine myself climbing mountains in ….. Asia or in …. America. I often dream of fishing in ….. long and deep rivers of ….. Russian Federation, watching ….. penguins in ….. Antarctica, or breaking through ….. jungles of ….. South America. I also think of visiting ….. China, ….. United States, ….. Spain and …… Netherlands some time in future.
But you know what? For me ….. Tushino will always be ….. best place in …… world. Because all my family and my …. best friends live there!
VII. Complete the sentences using Conditional II.
If Liza _________( be ) rich, she would send her son to Eton.
If my parents allowed me to get a Saturday job, I _________________ ( earn) some money for new computer games.
If the policeman ______________ ( know ) the way, he would tell me how to get to the bus stop.
If he _____________ ( need ) money, he would ask for a job.
If the school were not far from my house, I _________________ ( go ) there by bike.
If I ________________ ( be ) you, I wouldn’t miss History lessons.
If they _______________ ( worry ) about the test, they ________________ ( come ) on time.
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