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Underline the articles in the text and explain their usage





Underline the nouns in the text with which no articles are used and explain why.

3. Complete as in the text:

During their stay at the hotel .. had a few talks with ... staff, ... re­ceptionist, waiters ... etc. The text reproduces some ... talks.

4. Read the following:

Is there any message for me, please?

Is this channel paid?

What's the number of the channel?

That's a rule practically with every hotel in England.

5. Insert prepositions:

Is there any message ... me, please? Mr Brown telephoned you . three o'clock. He will call you . . eight this evening Thank you . the message. The sugar is ... the table.

What's the number ... the channel?

Can I make a local call... my room?

That's a rule practically ... every hotel in England.

I'll do that ... all means.

Образование вопросительных предложений

Общие вопросы

Do you speak English?

Did they speak English much?

Have you read the text?

As he working now?

Can you repeat it please?

Специальные вопросы

Вопросительные слова

what что, какой

when когда

where где

why почему

Where did they stay?

Why are you learning English?

6. Underline auxiliary and modal verbs in the following questions:

Is there any message for me, please?

Is this channel paid?

Would you like tea or coffee?

May I also have some milk, please?

Will you remove these bags, please?

Do you mean all calls in the London area?

What's your room number?

What's the number of the channel?

How can 1 make a call from my room?

When should 1 pay then?

ü auxiliary — вспомогательный

ü modal — модальный

7. Complete the dialogues and act out similar ones:

— Excuse me, is there ... message ...?

— What's your ... number, sir?

— It's ...

— Just ... Yes, Mr. Brown ... at three o'clock. And he will ...

— Thank ...

— Would ... tea or ...?

— I don't ... Tea ...

— Here ...

— Thank you. May I ... milk ...?

— Yes, here ... And if... sugar ... table. Help ...

— Excuse me, is ... paid?

— What's the number ...?

— It's ...

— No ... Only channel 10 ...

— Thank you ... And ... remove ...

— If... need ... certainly ...

— ... how can I ... call from ...?

— It's very ... Dial 0 and then ... But please note ... paid.

— Do you mean all ... area?

— Yes ... rule...

— I see. When ... pay ...?

— Any time before ...

— ... I'll ... means.

Unit twenty six

Madame Tussaud's

Text

One day the group went to Madame Tussaud's, one of London's most popular tourist attractions, receiving well over a million visitors a year.

Madame Tussaud was born Marie Gresholtz in Strasbourg, France, in 1761. She spent her childhood in Paris with her mother and her uncle who, when she was rather young, took Marie to help mould the heads of the Revolution victims.

In 1802 Marie fled Paris, and arrived in Britain with her macabre collection, first touring the country. Then she set up an exhibition of historical figures, living and dead, in London in 1835. The collection moved to Marylebone Road, the present location of the museum, in 1884. Madame Tussaud died in 1850 at the age of 89.

The Great Hall of the museum shows the present royal family, kings and queens of England, present royals of other countries, public figures, pop stars, writers, famous sportsmen and other figures.

Some time after the group visited the museum David Hill asked one of the participants about his impressions:



David: Well, Ivan, and how did you like the museum?

Ivan: Oh, it's great. I heard so much about it. But the mu­seum surpassed all my expectations.

David: It's really fantastic. And were you photographed with your personal hero or any celebrity?

Ivan: Oh, yes. With Arnold Schwartzenegger, Yeltsin, the Beatles and some others. And I wished my son could be with me when I enjoyed the Spirit of London.

David: Do you mean the ride through the old city in a car in the museum?

Ivan: Yes, quite so. It was superb. The historic sights of the past, sounds and smell of the city.

David: By the way, do you know how much all these innova­ tions could cost?

Ivan: No idea.

David: About 21 million pounds.

Ivan: Quite a lot. But it 's very impressive, especially for chil­dren, I mean the Spirit of London. As to the wax fig­ures they are unforgettable for all, to my mind.

David: I agree with you.

Words and expressions

attraction   привлекательность, пре­
    лесть
over   свыше
well over 1 million   намного больше 1 мил­
    лиона
to be born   родиться
to spend (spent, spent)   проводить (время)
child   ребенок
children   дети
childhood   детство
mother   мать
uncle ['önk@l] дядя
to mould   отливать форму
head   голова
victim   жертва
to flее (fled, fled)   бежать, спасаться бегством
macabre   мрачный, ужасный
to set up (set, set)   организовывать
exhibition [,eksI'bIS@n] выставка
to live   жить, житие
living   жизнь
life   жизнь
dead   умерший, мертвый
to be dead   быть умершим
She is dead now.   Она умерла.
to die   умирать
She died in .   Она умерла в ..
location   месторасположение
age   возраст
at the age of   в возрасте
royal   королевский
king   король
queen   королева
public figure   общественный деятель
writer   писатель
famous ['feIm@s] известный
impression   впечатление
to impress   производить впечатление
What impressed you   Что больше всего произ­
most9   вело на вас впечатление9
to surpass   превосходить
to expect   ожидать
expectation   ожидание
It surpassed my expec­   Это превзошло все мои
tations.   ожидания.
hero ['hIrou] герой
celebrity   знаменитость
I wished he could be with me.   Жаль, что его не было
    вместе со мной
spirit   дух
ride   поездка
sound   звук
innovation   нововведение, новинка
to cost   стоить
to forget   забывать
unforgettable   незабываемый

 

Exercises

1. Translate into Russian:

It is one of the most popular touiist attractions receiving many visitors.

receiving well ovei a million visitors a year

Her uncle who, when she was rather young, asked her to help him ..

who took Mary to help mould the heads of the French Revo­lution victims

In 1802 she fled Paris

... her macabre collection...

She arrived with her collection, first touring the country.

She set up an exhibition of famous figures, living and dead.

2. Complete as in the text:

Madame Tussaud's is one of London's. . attractions.

Madame Tussaud was born... She spent her childhood .. When Mary was still rather young her uncle took her to help mould... In 1802 Mary fled Paris and... collection, first touring the country. Then she set up . in 1835. The collection moved to Marylebone Road... in 1884. Madame Tussaud died.. at the age of. .





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