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4. Give the three forms of the following verbs:

Rest, leave, wish, dream, live, breathe, stay, catch, try, fail, spend, take, swallow, prefer, serve, read, become.

5. Study the following and add as many names of the countries, nations and languages to the list as you can. Consult a dictionary.

Country

England

Russia

Holland

Denmark

Nation

an Englishman

a Russian

a Dutchman

a Dane

Language

English

Russian

Dutch

Danish

6. Study the following combinations and use 3-5 of them in one situation.

A five-day week; look forward to; go to the countryside; dream of smth; in front of the house; patches of smth; breathe in the fresh air; catch up with smth; do some gardening; the best time for; traditional image; atmosphere of warmth; from time to time; take a sip; prefer a lie-in; serve breakfast; vary greatly in; all over the world; as well as; be rich in smth; favourite topic for.

7. Insert prepositions or adverbs. Retell the text.

The other day my friend George came to see me and brought a small book ______ him. It was a guide ______ English conversation ______ the use ______ foreign travellers. George said: “My idea is to go ______ London early ______ Wednesday morning and spend an hour or two going ______ and shopping ______ the help ______ this book. I want one or two little things: a hat and pair ______ bedroom slippers”.

______ Wednesday we arrived ______ Waterloo station and went ______ a small boot shop. The shelves were filled ______ boxes ______ boots. Black and brown boots were all ______ the place. The man, when we entered, was opening ______ a hammer a new case full ______ boots.

George raised his hat and said: “Good morning”.

The man did not even turn ______. He said something which was perhaps “Good morning” and went ______ ______ his work.

George said: “I’ve been recommended ______ your shop ______ my friend, Mr X”. The answer ______ this ______ the book was “Mr. X is a worthy gentleman; it will give me the greatest pleasure to serve a friend ______ his”.

What the man said was: “Don’t know him; never heard ______ him”.

This was not the answer we expected.

8. Fill in the blanks with a suitable word from your active vocabulary. Translate the sentences into Russian.

Failure; consequently; dream n; fail; event (2); job (2); prefer (2); rest n; rest v; change v; changeable; jobless; heart; leave v; depend; believe; wish; uneventfully; dream v (2); discussion (2).

1. I won’t press you to go back there at all ______, just now but you must promise me to take a good ______ when your vacation begins this summer. 2. But I want you to remember one thing: if you get into trouble over this, if you die, you will break my ______. 3. ______ in answer to his letter Arthur received a check to cover his expenses and a cold permission to do as he ______ about his holidays. 4. When Arthur had ______ his wet socks and came down to breakfast he found the child seated on the Padre’s knee. 5. The roses hung their heads and ______ under the still September clouds and the water splashed and murmured softly among the pebbles of the shore. 6. The autumn and winter passed ______, following the usual routine. 7. When the lecture and the long ______ which followed it were finished, he went up to Gemma who was still sitting in the corner of the room. 8. Look here, we had better ______ this subject alone, you are always intolerant when you talk about Protestants. 9. The conversation soon drifted into a ______ of university regulations, a burning question of that day. 10. I can well ______ it; he is a man whom no one can ______ to admire, a most noble and beautiful nature. 11. He hadn’t bothered to take the ______ at the bank, because there was so much he had to do before the wedding that a new ______ would really be a problem. 12. But he didn’t want to tell Sarah what he thought about her husband, he ______ to keep silence on the matter. 13. Jane promised she would go home at the end of the afternoon, ______ and recover from the days excitement. 14. She finally understood that her marriage to Freddie was a ______; a source of endless grief and disappointment. 15. Peter and Jane planned to spend the weekend in Southampton for the big ______. 16. Though she was 25 already, she fully ______ on her father and mother. 17. For the last five-six months Freddie’s mood has become so ______ that Sarah didn’t know how to behave. 18. The greeting was over till the evening when the younger men returned from their labour on the farms and the ______ from their hunting for food. 19. “There is nothing the matter with me. The colonel will tell you so if you ask him”. “I ______ to form my own conclusions”, Montanelli answered quietly. 20. “Arthur, is it really you? I have ______ so often that you had come back to me; and then have woken and seen only the darkness. How can I know I shall not wake again and find it all a ______?”

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