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IX. Read and translate into Russian. Use the italicized structures in sentences of your own.

A. 1. You’ve got all my papers. 2. I've got some money in the bank. 3. You've got the keys, haven't you?

B. 1. What about him? 2. What about the poor fellow who was dying in the hospital? 3. What about the song we heard on the radio? 4. How about your clothes? 5. How about going to the pictures tonight?

C. 1. He sounded silly. 2. Her words sound true, don't they? 3. His voice sounded happy over the telephone.

D. 1. She was the ugliest girl he had ever seen. 2. He was the strongest person I had ever met. 3. It was the most beautiful dress she had ever worn.

X. Read the following passages from the text and analyze the use of tenses.

1. It was Sunday now and it was still raining. It had been raining since Thursday night when he had come to the hospital. Now, in the East, where the man was singing, it was probably snowing. It was winter now, and all over the country, the streets were wet and cold, but on the radio, in a warm room somewhere in the East, the man was singing to Nancy. He was telling her to put on her best dress. 2. The nurse was reading a big book. She'd been reading it since eight in the morning, and now it was late in the afternoon.

XI. Practise in using correct tenses.

a) Imagine that you are not quite sure of the following. Agree or disagree with the statement. Work in pair.

Example. The man on the radio had a voice appropriate for the song.

A. The man on the radio had a voice appropriate for the song, hadn't he?

B. Oh, yes, he had. (Oh, no, he hadn't.)

1. Now in the East it was snowing hard. 2. That story happened in a small town somewhere on the East coast. 3. The nurse didn't look at all like the girl of the song. 4. The boy wasn't crying about his mother. 5. The nurse didn't go to fetch the doctor. 6. The boy fell asleep.

b) Express surprise and disagree with the remark. Ask if the following is true. Work in pair.

Example. The man on the radio had a nasal voice, (that singer)

A. Hadn't that singer a nasal voice too?

B. Oh, no. I guess you are wrong, that singer hadn't a nasal voice.

1. It had been raining since Thursday night when he came to the hospital. (Monday morning) 2. The nurse saw tears in his eyes. (a happy smile on his face) 3. The nurse had been reading the book since eight in the morning. (five in the afternoon) 4. Two policemen have come to question him. (to wish him luck). 5. The boy died. (to fall asleep) 6. The boy was crying about his miserable luck. (his mother)

c) List what the boy had to or didn't have to do.

Example. to answer questions

The boy had (didn't have) to answer questions.

to tell the truth about himself; to tell a lie; to be nice to the nurse; to tell the policemen his real name; to be angry with the nurse; to tell his home address.

d) List what the nurse could or could not do.

Example. to help the boy

The nurse could (couldn't) help the boy.

to look like Nancy; to make Joe Renna feel comfortable; to guess what he'd done; to fetch a doctor; to look after the boy well; to leave the dying boy

e) Say that the following has taken place, took place or had taken place.

1. By the time the nurse (to fetch) the doctor, the boy (to die). 2. I (not to see) your wife lately. Remember me to her, please. 3. "You (to read) the book The Living and Dead'?" "Yes, I have." "When you (to see) it?" "Some years ago." 4. They (not to fix) the time for their meeting yet. 5. On Remembrance Day the Englishmen remember those who (to die) during World War I and World War II. 6. I (not to come across) this novel in paperback yet.

f) Say that the following was taking place, has been taking place or had

been taking place.

1. I (to look through) the list of guests again while my wife (to change) for dinner. 2. The stranger (to walk) about town for some time before he found the place. 3. “How long you (to wait) for me?” “20 minutes to tell the truth. I was about to leave.” 4. John (to repair, fix) his car all day yesterday. 5. If 1 remember it right, he (to wear) glasses for years. 6. When I (to walk) about London I came across a group of my fellow countrymen who were there on business. 7. Many people (to look for) their missing relatives since the war.

g) Read the dialogue using correct tenses and dramatize it working in pair.

A Telephone Conversation

Tom: Can I speak to Ann, please?

Ann: Ann (speak).

T. Tom here. Where you (be) Ann? I (try) to get you on the phone for the last half hour. You (not leave) your office at 5 o'clock?

A. Yes, I ... but today I (go) shopping, only just (get) in. It (be) nice to hear your voice, Tom. I (not know) you (be) in London.

Т. I only (arrive) this morning. I (ring) you before but 1 (be) terribly busy all day at the conference. It only just (end). You (do) anything tonight, Ann?

A. Yes, I (go) to the theatre, but I (be) free tomorrow.

T. Wonderful. Let's meet at 5.30 at my favourite tea shop in Oxford street.

A. Good! It (be) quite near my office.

T. Till tomorrow then, Ann.

A. Bye-bye, Tom!

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