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VIII. Say that the following can hardly happen.

Example. Such weather (to bring so much influenza).

Such weather can hardly bring so much influenza.

1. Eliza (to talk about anything else but the weather). 2. Mrs Higgins (to be pleased with her son's behaviour). 3. Mrs Higgins thinks that a common flower-girl (to pass for a lady). 4. This play (to be very popular). 5. I am afraid he (to be of any help to you). 6.1 (to recognize the city). There are such great changes in it.

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

A.1. She's got to talk about something. 2. You've got to change for the party. 3. We've got to be dressed properly for the occasion.

B.1. How kind of you to let me come. 2. How kind of him to give me a letter of introduction. 3. How nice of you to invite me for the concert.

C.1. It's so dark I can hardly see anything. 2. Speak louder, please. I can hardly hear you. 3. I can hardly say which of the musicals is better: "Hello, Dolly" or "My Fair Lady". I like them both.

X. Practise in using tag questions. Work in pair.

a) Imagine that you are not quite sure of the following.

Example 1. Higgins brings a common flower-girl to Ascot.

A. Higgins brings a common flower-girl to Ascot, doesn't he?

B. Yes, he does.

Example 2. Eliza is not a lady.

A. Eliza is not a lady, is she?

B. No, she isn't.

1. Eliza and Higgins are the main characters of "My Fair Lady". 2. Higgins is not dressed properly for the occasion. 3. Eliza cannot speak proper English. 4. She is to keep to two subjects. 5. She's got to talk about the weather and everybody's health. 6. She mustn't talk about other subjects. 7. She doesn't have to talk about the race. 8. The guests are having tea in Mrs Higgins' box at Ascot.

b) Ask for confirmation.

Example. I am right.

A. I am right, aren't I?

B. Yes, you are.

No, you aren't.

1. I am in time for tea. 2. I am dressed properly. 3. I am keeping to the subject. 4. 1 am trying hard to help you. 5. I am working hard. 6. I am giving you a proper answer.

c) Ask if the following is correct or contradicts the statement.

Example. Mrs Fleming never keeps her promise.

A. Mrs Fleming never keeps her promise, does she?

B. I'm afraid, you are wrong, she always keeps her promise.

1. Rock music is not popular with young people. 2. Mr Smith very seldom goes by plane when he travels. 3. Soup is never served at dinner. 4. John rarely keeps his appointments. 5. Men don't have to raise their hats to ladies when they meet them in the street. 6. You don't have to go in for sports to keep fit.

XI. Practise in using modal verbs. Work in pair. Ask:

  1. If Eliza can or cannot do the following.

Example. talk about health

A. Eliza can talk about health, can't she?

Eliza cannot talk about health, can she?

B. Yes, she can.

No, she can't.

speak properly about the weather; say proper words of introduction; pass for a lady anywhere; talk about the race; change the subject of the conversation; have common interests with the people at Ascot

b) If Eliza must or mustn't do the following.

Example. discuss weather at receptions

A. Eliza must discuss only weather and health at receptions, mustn't she?

Eliza mustn't discuss weather at receptions, must she?

B. No, she needn't.

Yes, indeed (she must).

stay at Mrs Higgins' box long; say "How do you do" after the introduction; read phonetic exercises every day to keep up her English; introduce herself to Mrs Higgins' guests; keep to two subjects only; thank Mrs Higgins for her kind invitation

c) If Higgins has to or doesn't have to do the following.

Example. speak to Eliza politely

A. Higgins has to speak to Eliza politely, doesn't he?

Higgins doesn't have to speak to Eliza politely, does he?

B. Yes, he does.

No, he doesn't.

change for the race at Ascot; pass Eliza for a lady; introduce Eliza to the guests; be dressed properly; teach Eliza proper manners

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