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Ex. 14. Make short dialogues by analogy





Model: – When was Charles Dickens [‘tò a:lz dikənz] born?

– Charles Dickens, probably the best-known and best-loved English novelists, was born on February 7, 1812. He died at the age of 58.

 

Prompts: 1. Charlotte Bronte [‘òa:lət 'brOnti] (April 25, 1816; whose name is mentioned among the representatives of the brilliant school of British novelists of the 19th century; 1855; 39).

2. William Makepeace Thackeray [‘wiljəm ; meilpi:s ‘θOkəri] (July 18, 1811; one of the greatest English novelists; 1863; 52).

3. Jonathan Swift [‘dзOnəθ(ə)n ‘ swift] (November 30, 1667; the greatest English satirical writers; 1745; 78).

4. Mark Twain [‘ma:k 'twein] (November 30, 1835; the most out-standing American writer of the 2nd half of the 19th century; 1910; 75).

5. Jack London [‘dзǽk ‘ lOnden] (January 12, 1876; оne of the greatest American writers; 1916; 40).

6. George Gordon Byron [dз:dз gO:dn baiorən] (January 22, 1788; one of the greatest English poets, the poet of liberty, an outstanding representative of revolutionary romanticism in England; 1824; 36)

7. Robert Burns [‘rObət ‘bə:nz] (January 25, 1759; the greatest poet of Scotland; 1796; 37). I

8. Henry Longfellow ['henri 'lON:feləu] (February 27, 1807; oneof the most famous American poets; 1882; 75).

9. William Shakespeare ['wiljəm 'òeikspiə] (April 23, 1564; the greatest English writer; 1616; 52).

10.George Bernard Shaw ['dзO:dз’bə:nəd’ò:] (July 26, 1856; one of the greatest playwrights, and one of the most important representatives of critical realism in English literature; 1950; 94).

Ex. 15. Choose the correct variant.

 

1. Jonathan can't be ten years old! He behaves like ... boy most of time.

1) a five-year-old 2) five years old

3) fifth year old 4) five-year old

 

2. James' mother is forty-two now. She is in her....

1) early forties 2) mid forty's

3) early fortieth 4) early forty's

3. The population of Minsk is about....

1) two millions people 2) two million people

3) two millionth of people 4) two million's people

 

4. Davy is only 4 months now. He's ... baby.

1) a four-month-old 2) a fourth months old

3) the fourth month old 4) four months old

 

5. The company is going to employ a few... people.

1) dozens 2) dozen

3) dozenth 4) dozen of

 

6. These cases weigh more than three ... pounds.

1) hundreds 2) hundred of

3) hundreds of 4) hundred

 

7. The closure of the factory is likely to cost... jobs.

1) a hundred 2) hundreds of

3) hundreds in 4) the hundredth

 

8. Linda takes... in shoes.

1) the size 36 2) the size 36th

3) a size 36 4) 36th size

 

9. This breathtaking story takes place in Chicago in....

1) 1930th 2) the 1930s

3) the 1930th 4) a 1930s

 

10. In ... time people will own solar-powered cars.

1) hundred years 2) the hundredth year

3) a hundred years' 4) a hundreds year

 

 

Ex. 16. Translate the fragment in brackets into English using the appropriate numerals.

1. The lecture will be held in (аудитории 212). 2. You can see (тысячи звезд) in the sky. 3. I was given (двухнедельный) holiday. 4. Every (пятый) person has a personal computer. 5. My elder brother is (на 5 лет старше, чем) you. 6. We've been waiting for delivery now for about (полтора месяца). 7. (Вторая) part of the lesson was devoted to practising the language in pairs. 8. I needn't have run all the way to the station. The train was late (на10 минут). 9. The waxworks in Madam Tussaud's are visited by over (два миллиона) people a year. 10. (Первые) settlements appeared in North America in (восемнадцатом) century.



 

Ex. 17. Correct the mistakes (if any) in these sentences.

1. The radio said that there were more than ten thousands people taking part in the meeting. 2. She bought two dozens eggs. 3. My birthday is on the twenty-one of March. 4. His telephone number is four six seven, five nought, nine two. 5. There are two hundred fifteen pages in this book. 6. Write down the following: zero point six hundred and twelve plus six point nought two. 7. This is twenty-five per cents of the total. 8. The game ended with the score three nought. 9. The temperature is two degrees below oh. 10. He was born in nineteen eighty-first.

 

Ex. 18. Translate into English. Write the numbers in full.

 

1. Он заплатил за это ожерелье (necklace) пятнад­цать с половиной тысяч долларов. 2. Подождите пол­часа, пожалуйста. Документы скоро будут готовы. 3. Нам нужно спешить. Самолет улетает через полто­ра часа. 4. Сколько безработных (unemployed) в этом городе?— На сегодняшний день 2338 человек. 5. Джейн купила три дюжины яиц. 6. Он родился 3 октября 1979 года. 7. На митинге присутствовало три тысячи студентов. 8. Тысячи студентов заканчивают колледжи Оксфорда и Кембриджа ежегодно. 9. Мил­лионы звезд ярко мерцали (sparkle) на черном южном небе. 10. Если тебе нужно вызвать пожарную команду (fire brigade), звони 01. 11. Его состояние (fortune) со­ставляет три миллиона долларов. 12. Одна четверть равна 25-ти процентам. 13. Этот замок (castle) был по­строен во времена Генриха V. 14. Один дюйм (inch) равен двум с половиной сантиметрам. 15. Эти дома были построены в девяностые годы девятнадцатого века.

WORD FORMATION. СЛОВООБРАЗОВАНИЕ

Nouns from verbs

The typical suffixes forming nouns from verbs

-age -al -ance -ation -ence -er -ion pass — passage arrive — arrival appear — appearance admire — admiration differ — difference lead — leader confuse — confusion -or -ment -sion -tion -ure -y -ее detect — detector improve — improvement divide — division invent — invention fail — failure recover — recovery employ — employee

 

The nouns in the list below do not follow the above patterns:

advise — advice choose — choice

behave — behaviour complain — complaint

believe —belief (beliefs) die —death

fly —flight practise — practice

grow —growth prove —proof (proofs)

hate — hatred serve — service

know — knowledge speak — speech

live — life (lives) think — thought

lose — loss weigh — weight

 





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