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Exercises

I. Repeat the words after the teacher

whether, isthmus, mercantile, route, domain, sable, northwards, coast, peninsula, swerved, sufficient, St. Lawrence

II. Read and translate the international words

expedition, fact, story, detailed, information, sable, command, kilometre, distance, continent, west, north, voyage

III. Read and translate the information using the vocabulary

IV. Translate the verbs, give the three forms

decide, send, know, join, separate, remain, publish, forget, find out, become, carry on, find, start, trade, get, set out, perish, reach, sail, discover, name, sight, swerve, continue, come across, see, reject, turn back, call

V. Arrange the following in pairs of synonyms

    1. area a. begin

    2. boat b. brave

    3. coast c. come back

    4. call d. country

    5. come across e. die

    6. command f. fleet

    7. daring g. leadership

    8. difficult h. learn

    9. find out i. meet

    10. journey j. name

    11. marine k. not easy

    12. perish l. region

    13. power m. seafarers

    14. return n. see

    15. route o. ship

    16. seamen p. shore

    17. sight q. voyage

    18. start r. way

VI. Give Russian equivalents

to send an expedition, no one knew, joined by an isthmus, separated by a strait, remained unpublished, besides finding out, sea power, carry on foreign trade, mercantile marine, to find sea routes, far-eastern domains, to get valuable furs, a most difficult journey, sailed northwards, along the coasts, in the strait, discovered an island, could not sight the opposite coast, the Alaska Peninsula, reached latitude 67º 18' N, the coast swerved to the west, sufficient proof, existence of the strait, reach the mouth of the Kolyma, come across ice floes, daring plan was rejected, on their way back

VII. Grammar revision

Translate the sentences into Russian

  1. Nо one knew whether Asia and America were joined by an isthmus or separated by а strait.

  2. The expedition had other tasks besides finding out whether Asia and America were joined or not.

  3. It was important to find out whether it was possible to get more valuable furs from those parts.

  4. Do you know whether the expedition set out in 1724 or 1725?

  5. They had to decide whether to sail to the north or to the north-west.

Translate the sentences into English

  1. Никто не знал, отделена Азия от Америки проливом или нет.

  2. Члены экспедиции хотели выяснить, соединяются два континента или нет.

  3. Мы хотим знать, экзамен у нас будет зимой или весной.

  4. Я не знаю, будет ли опубликована моя статья.

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