1. We sometimes (to forget) people's names.
2. Right now I am in class. I (to stand) at my desk and (to speak) English to my students.
3. A postman (to begin) work very early in the morning every day.
4. The teacher (to spend) a lot of money on books every month.
5. What you brother (to do) in the kitchen right now?
6. Women (to like) to look at the shop windows.
7. My friend (to like) playing chess but his wife (to hate) doing it.
8. Look! Kate (wash) all the dishes.
9. Look! The children (to eat) ice-cream.
10. My friend (to work) as a bus driver.
Образуйте вопросительную и отрицательную формы предложений.
1. The sun rises in the east.
2. 1 have dinner in the evening.
3. We did all the work on time.
4. I was doing my homework at 5 o'clock yesterday.
5. The scouts heard something strange.
6. We shall go on a picnic.
7. I don't understand this text.
8. We had a nice journey to Jamaica last year.
9. The teacher will get here soon.
10. People often do stupid things.
11. My brother is playing tennis now.
12. Everybody will leave at the end of the week.
Образуйте форму притяжательного падежа.
The house of his parents, the face of the girl, the children of my sister Mary, the room of my daughter–in-law, the niece of my boyfriend, the rights of the women, the books of my friend's son.
Выберите правильную форму местоимений.
1. Jack loves Mary. He offered (she, her, hers) to marry (he, his, him).
2. Is this (they, them, their, theirs) tape-recorder?
3. Who are those people? Nobody knows (they, them, their).
4. I told her (my, mine) life story and she told (I, me) (she, her, hers).
5. Now we are going to open (our, ours) presents, and then we'll look at (you, your, yours).
6. We are going shopping. Would you like to join (we, us, our)?
7. This is (me, my, mine) car. Do you like (its, it, it's)?
Заполните пропуски соответствующими артиклями.
1. I wrote to her but... letter never arrived.
2. ... Europe and ... America are separated by … Atlantic Ocean.
3. Jane is ... very nice person. You should meet her.
4. What is ... largest city in Canada?
5. Can you turn on ... radio, please? I want to listen to some music.
6. We live in ... old house near ... station. It's two miles from ... centre.
7. Enjoy your holiday and don't forget to send me ... postcard.
8. What is ... name of... director of... film we saw ... last night?
9. Pete and Mary have two children, ... boy and ... girl. ... boy is seven years old and ... girl is three.
10. If you sail from ... Britain to ... Denmark, you cross ... North Sea.
11. You should visit... British Museum when you are in ... London.
12. Montreal is ... large city in Canada.
Заполните пропуски соответствующими предлогами.
1. It is clear ... me that you don't know your lesson.
2. London is the capital ... Great Britain.
3. ... nine o'clock the lecturer entered ... the hall, walked up ... the table, put his bag ... it, looked ... everybody and began his lecture.
4. My explanation seemed strange ... the teacher.
5. He gave her a big bunch ... flowers.
6. We tried to speak ... him, but he did not want to listen ... us.
7. Yesterday the teacher spoke ... us about the architecture ... St. Petersburg.
8. My grandmother often complains ... head ache.
9. I am sorry, I cannot speak ... you now, the professor is waiting ... me.
10. I must go ... the institute and explain ... him some details ... our work.
11. Many pages ... this book are torn.
12. Everybody looked ... me with surprise: they had not waited ... me.
Переведите предложения на английский язык.
1. У тебя есть несколько карандашей?
2. Я умею хорошо играть в теннис.
3. В чашке мало молока.
4. Где Миша? – Он сейчас делает домашнюю работу.
5. Дику нравятся ее глаза.
6. Каждый день он встает в 7 часов.
7. Вы слышите странный шум?
8. Сколько времени потребуется на эту работу?
9. Лектор читает сейчас лекцию по математике.
10. Иностранные студенты обсуждают проблемы, связанные с изучением языка.
THE AMERICAN FAMILY
Most American families consist of a mother, a father, and three or four children living at home. There may be relatives - grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, and in-laws in the same community, but American families usually maintain separate households. This familial structure is knows as the "nuclear family." It is unusual for members of the family other than the husband, wife, and children to live together. Occasionally an aging grandparent may live with the family, but this arrangement is usually not considered desirable.
Although the nuclear family unit is economically independent of the rest of the family, members of the whole family group often maintain close kinship ties. Visiting between parents and their married children and between married sisters and brothers is frequent when they live close to each other. If they live in different communities, they keep in touch by writing letters and by telephone.
In the American family the husband and wife usually share important decision making. When the children are old enough, they participate as well. Foreign observers are frequently amazed by the permissiveness of American parents. The old rule that "children should be seen and not heard" is rarely followed,' and children are often allowed to do what they wish without strict parental control.
The father seldom expects his children to obey him without question, and children are encouraged to be independent at an early age. Some people believe that American parents carry this freedom too far. Young people are expected to break away from their parental families by the time they have reached their late teens or early twenties. Indeed, not to do so is often regarded as a failure, a kind of weak dependence.
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