A passenger addressed a lady travelling in the same compartment:
"Have you a family, madam?"
"Yes sir, one son."
"Indeed! Does he smoke?"
"No, sir, he has never touched a cigarette."
"So much the better, madam. Tobacco is poison. Does he drink wine?"
"Oh, no, he has never taken a drop of it."
"Then I congratulate you. Does he come late at night?"
"Never. He always goes to bed right after dinner."
"He is a model young man, madam. How old is he?"
"Five years, sir."
1. Why did the man call the lady's son a model young man?
2. Where did the conversation take place?
Не always goes to bed right after dinner.
III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.
So far everything (1 — be) good. Mick and Biddy (2 — get) into Mrs Simpson's house and (3 — find) the Picasso painting in the sitting room. Biddy (4 — put) it into the bag and (5 — climb) out of the window.
Mick (6 — be) about to follow her when the light (7 — go) on and he (8 — see) Mrs Simpson in the doorway.
"What you (9 – think) you (10- do)?" (11- ask) Mrs Simpson. She (12 — run) to the telephone, but Mick (13 — get) there first. He (14— put) his hand over her mouth, then (15 — gag) her with a scarf. Mrs Simpson (16 — try) to make a noise (17 — stare) at him. From outside the window Mick (18 — hear) Biddy (19-whisper), "What (20- happen)?"
Mick (21 — pull) a rope out of his pocket and (22 — tie) Mrs Simpson's hands behind her back. Mrs Simpson (23 — make) louder noises and Mick (24 — say), "What (25 — be) the matter? I (26 — take) the gag off if you (27 — promise) you not (28 — scream)." Mrs Simpson (29 — nod) and Mick (30 — take) the gag off.
Mick (31 — be) on the way to the window when Mrs Simpson (32 — ask) him to untie her hands before he (33 — leave). He (34 — do) it and (35 — run) like mad to the window. Mrs Simpson (36 — ring) the police, "This (37 — be) Fionna Simpson (38 — ring), I just (39 — have) a burglary. Yes, a Picasso. No, the real one (40 — hide) in a safe."
1. There ... three sheep in the yard.
a) is, b) was, c) has been, d) are.
2. The concert is ... over.
a) near, b) nearly, c) about, d) always.
3. What are you looking ... ?— Gloves, I can't find them.
a) on, b) at, c) f6r, d) of.
4. I like the idea. It sounds ... to me.
a) good, b) well, c) bad, d) badly.
5. Nothing could make her ... her mind.
a) change, b) changing, c) to change, d) to have changed.
6. When ... the road look left, then right.
a) cross, b) to cross, c) crossing, d) to be crossing.
7. She is happy ... the final examination successfully.
a) to pass, b) to be passing, c) to be passed, d) to have passed.
8. Has ... happened? She looks upset.
a) something, b) anything, c) nothing, d) somewhat.
9. They watched the car ... at the entrance.
a) stop, b) stopped, c) to stop, d) to have stopped.
10. Jane is known ... the first prize in the competition.
a) to win, b) to be won, c) to have won, d) winning.
11. We did not... ask her twice, she agreed at once.
a) can, b) ought to, c) have to, d) must.
12. How ... pages have you read?
a) much, b) many, c) more, d) most.
13. Judy came 5 minutes ... than her husband.
a) late, b) later, c) latest, d) least.
14. Ann suggested ... to the concert.
a) to go, b) to be going, c) going, d) to have gone.
15. If I were you I... the book.
a) bought, b) have bought, c) will buy, d) would buy.
16. We didn't know their address ... .
a) also, b) too, c) either, d) neither.
17. The children promised to call their parents as soon as they ... .
a) arrive, b) will arrive, c) arrived, d) would arrive.
18. It ... three years since we last met.
a) is, b) was, c) has been, d) have been.
19. They ... by 5.
a) have returned, b) had returned, c) returned, d) has returned.
20. Nobody knew where ... at the moment.
a) she is, b) she has been, c) she was, d) had been.
1. Об этом фильме в последнее время много говорят.
2. Что вы делали вчера в это время?
3. Где вы шили себе это платье?
4. Я тоже не знаю, где он.
5. Она спросила, где ближайшее метро.
1. Boston is in....
a) Florida, b) Mexico, c) Texas, d) Massachusetts.
2. Gulf Stream originates in ... .
a) the Gulf of Mexico, b) the Persian Gulf, c) the Gibraltar, d) the Panama Canal.
3. The Tower of London now is ... .
a) a prison, b) a royal residence, c) a museum, d) a burial place.
4. Englishmen eat dinner at....
a) 11 a.m., b) 2 p.m., с) б p.m„ d) 9 p.m.
5. A brunch is ... .
a) breakfast, b) late breakfast, c) dinner, d) a tea party.
A doctor was often stopped by one of his patients the street and asked for his medical advice free of charge. The doctor didn't like it and decided to put an end to this practice.
One day a patient stopped him again and exclaimed, "Oh, doctor! I'm so glad to see you. I heve such a bad headache?. The doctor seemed very much interested and said, "Close your eyes, open your mouth and show me your tongue." The patient did so. Then the doctor quickly went away leaving the patient with his mouth open and tongue out. .1
1. Why did the patient ask the doctor for advice in the street?
2. In what way did the doctor put an end to tttis practiced?
Then the doctor quickly went away.
III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.
"Guinness Book of Records" (1— be) one of the mostpopular books in the world. It (2 — contain) records of all kmds„ there (3 — be) thousands of them.
It all (4 — start) in 1954 when a man (5 — call) Norris McWhirter (6 — publish) the Guinness Book of Records for the Guinness brewery — Guinness, by the way, (7 — be) a type of beer. Very quickly the book (8 — become) a best-seller. It (9 — sell) over 49 copies so far. And if you (10 — think) that it (11 — be) the English who (12 — be) mad about records, you (13 — be) wrong: the book (14 — translate) into 24 languages. There (15 — to be) a lot of people all over the world who (16 — seem) to want (17 — read) about other people who (18— be) faster, fatter, fitter or just madder than they (19 — be).
Since ancient times people (20 — try) to break a record. If you (21 — want) to break a record one day, you (22 — have) to find someone reliable who (23 — watch) you and then (24 — ask) a newspaper (25 — write) a report. Then, when. you (26 — break) the record, you (27 — write) to the Guinness Book and (28 — hope) that the day (29 — come) when your record (30 — print) in the newspaper. Your name and photograph (31 — place) in many newspapers and your record (32 — translate) into twenty-four languages— in one of the world's famous books. You (33 — can) do it, for example by (34 — walk) on your hands a long way or (35 — sing) the same song over and over again or (36 — do) any other thing not many people (37 — be able) to do. Why not (38 — try) and (39 — see) what (40 — happen)?
1. Are you ... working?
a) yet, b) just, c) else, d) still.
2.1 don't know this writer. — ... do I.
a) So, b) Also, c) Either, d) Neither.
3. I can hear you well enough. You ... shout.
a) must, b) mustn't, c) needn't, d) need.
4. We wondered who ... .
a) is he, b) was he, c) he is, d) he was.
5. Can you wait ... minutes?
a) few, b) a few, c) little, d) a little.
6. Carlbs is not so ... at English as Jack.
a) good, b) better, c) worse, d) best.
7. Barbara is not ... in sports.
a) to interest, b) interest, c) interested, d) interesting.
8. Put on your warm coat, ... a strong wind outside.
a) it is, b) there is, c) it was, d) there was.
9. ... of you must go and see her at the hospital.
a) Some, b) Somebody, c) Any, d) Anybody.
10. When will you have your watch ... ?
a) repair, b) repaired, c) repairing, d) to repair.
11. Your watch ... 2 minutes fast, it's 12 o'clock now.
a) is, b) was, c) are, d) were.
12. They made a lot of friends during ... trip.
a) — , b) a, c) an, d) the.
13. Christie turned ... her father for advice.
a) up, b) to, c) at, d) in.
14. The teacher expected him ... better at the exam.
a) to do, b) doing, c) do, d) did.
15. The children were let... for a walk.
a) going, b) go, c) to go, d) to have gone.
16. Nobody ... saw them leave the house. a) others, b) more, c) get, d) else.
17. We can't wait, something has ....
a) done, b) do, c) to be done, d) to do.
18. The tourists said they wouldn't leave the town before they ... all the sights.
a) see, b) have seen, c) will see, d), had seen.
19. You needn't worry, your. parents ... .
a) are warned, b) have warned, c) have been warned, d) were warned.
20. I wishyou ... the meeting. It was so interesting.
a) attend, b) attended, c) had attended, d) would attend.
1. Мы так устали, что с трудом двигались.
2. Можно мне еще кофе?
3. Мне сказали, что статья напечатана на 3-й странице.
4. Вы не возражаете, если я приду немного позже?
5. Где твоя одежда? Ее надо постирать.
1. What river does London stand on?
a) the Thames, b) the Severn, c) the Avon, d) the Clyde.
2. Under what king did the knights of the round table gather together?
a) Henry IV, b) Edward II, c) Arthur, d) William the Conqueror.
3. What is Britain separated from the Continent by? a) the English Channel, b) the Persian Gulf, c) the Suez Canal, d) the Gulf of Mexico.
4. Robert Burns is a ... poet.
a) American, b) English, c) Scottish, d) Welsh.
5. R. Kipling wrote ... .
a) "Canterbury Tales," b) "Alice in Wonderland," c) "Treasure Island," d) "Maugly."