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Vocabulary and Grammar. Task 15. a) Study the patterns and say the following numbers in English:





Task 15. a) Study the patterns and say the following numbers in English:


1/2 - a half

13/4 - one and three quarters

2/5- two fifth

1.25 - one pointtwo five

0.7 - nought point seven

6.02 - six point ohtwo

$1.2M-one point two million dollars

£200K - two hundred thousand pounds



b) Say the numbers in English:



1) 421,389

2) 31/3

3) 7/8

4) 10,037

5) 2,745

6) 0.53

7) 1732 – 1805

8) 19.03.2012

9) 1,900

10) 602 8433 (phone number)

11) $20.7M

12) £850K


 

c) Study the following expressions with numbers. Speak about the situations when people use them?

- It’s all one to me.

- You look like a million dollars.

- I have a thousand and one things to do.

- When three know it, all know it.

- When angry, count a hundred.

Task 16.a) Study the information in the table.

word meaning can be combined with
PRICE the amount of money for which smth is bought, sold or offered high/low go up/increase/rise go down/fall/drop
COST the amount of money that you have to pay in order to buy, do or produce smth high/low/full/total /extra/additional
VALUE the amount of money that smth is worth high/low go up/increase/rise go down/fall/drop
to be WORTH to have a value in money

b) Choose the right verb.

1. People are prepared to pay high __________ for designer clothes.

2. Your insurance covers the _________ of repairing the damage.

3. The police seized drugs with a street __________ of $2.5m.

4. They have cut the __________ of their products by 30%.

5. It is a rather old car so I don’t think it is __________ anything.

6. Redecoration doubled the __________ of the house.

7. One of the stolen pictures is __________ £50,000.

8. They are selling two bottles of wine for the __________ of one.

9. We offered to pay the __________ of a taxi.

 

Task 17.Read and translate the text.

Some time ago a jazz drummer on tour in Japan knew exactly how to get his new mini television set through the Customs without paying duty. He wrapped it in his laundry, stuffed it inside a snare drum, and deposited the lot in the drum case. Arriving in San Francisco the drummer announced that he was just in from Tokyo but had nothing to declare. The customs agent looked him straight in the eye and said. “What about the television you’ve hidden in your drums?” The guy blanched. “How did you know?” The officer shrugged, “Because every drummer coming back from Japan has a television hidden in his drums.”

b) Make up 10 questions of all types to the text;

c) Give the gist of the story.

 

Task 18.a) Study the table.

verb meaning
SAY to express an idea, feeling, thought, etc. using words
TELL to give someone information by speaking to them
  TALK a) to produce words and express ideas, feelings, thoughts, etc. using words; b)to say things to someone as part of the conversation
  SPEAK a) to express an idea, feeling, thought, etc. using words; b)to be able to talk in a language; c)to make a speech

b) Insert the correct form of the right verb.

1. “Good morning,” she __________. “I am going to work here.”

2. He __________ that he had nothing to declare.

3. _________ us the truth.

4. I can __________ Spanish.

5. They __________ he earns $10,000 a month.

6. I was __________to be careful with the boxes.

7. __________ to him.

8. __________ us the latest news.

9. They were __________ in French.



10. Actions __________ louder than words.

11. “Hello, may I _________ to Jim Smith?”

12. English people like to __________ about the weather.

13. She could __________ when she was two.

 

Task 19.a)Fill in the blanks with suitable prepositions:

(from US Customs Hints)

_____ making a written declaration, everything you brought _____ must be listed _____ its price or value. This includes gifts _____ other persons, articles carried _____ another person, articles _____ sale and commercial samples.

You do not list articles _____ personal use, toilet articles and similar personal belongings owned _____ you abroad or intended _____ your own use.

The purchase price _____ articles may be given _____ the currency _____ the country _____ the purchase. If you don’t know the price, say so.

If the article was a gift, state the fair value ___ it _____ the country where it was bought. The customs inspector may reduce the value of a dutiable article which has been used or worn.

b) Say what articles are to be listed by a non-resident visitor in the US written declaration.

Task 20. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct Active or Passive form.

When a 16-year-old boy (to pass through) the customs control as a pedestrian at the Ysleta international crossing, a Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officer at the primary inspection point (to select) him for a secondary examination. During the secondary inspection several bundles (to detect) beneath the youth’s pants. Four marijuana bundles (to tape) to the thighs of the boy. The smuggler (to turn over) to the El Paso Police Sheriff’s Office for prosecution. “Young teens who (to become) involved in drug smuggling (not to understand) that the consequence of their actions can have a long lasting negative impact on their lives,” said CBP El Paso port director.

Task 21.Find 20 words from Units 4 and 5.

E X P L O S I V E S A R
A S I G N W E A P O N A
U B G I F T W E I G H T
T O C L E A R U B C L E
H R A D D O M E S T I C
O D R E S S V O L U M E
R E C I P I E N T S I E
I R E N G I N E F T T L
T T N A T U R E O O E A
I A E X C E E D R R M B
E X E M P T F S M E G E
S F R E Q U E N C Y H L

Task 22.a) Unscramble these words.

AINIELLOTGS - _______________

OIOIPSRNV - _______________

IREEENTMD- _______________

b) Use all three words to make a sentence of your own.

 

Task 23. a) Make a written translation of the text and think about the title for it.

What can you bring back from a trip abroad? Which formalities apply to cash, animals, and cultural goods? This is the kind of information that the French and Dutch Customs administrations have decided to make easily and quickly accessible to travelers so that they pass through Customs untroubled.

To do so both administrations have embraced smart mobile phone technology. A smart phone is a mobile phone that includes features that you might find on a computer such as office software applications (emails, contact database, document editing, etc) and multimedia applications (photos, music, videos, games, internet navigation).

The Customs released an application that allows them to provide travelers with information on what goods are forbidden, which are subject to specific formalities, what limits apply to quantities, and so on. Information on applicable duty-free allowances is also available.

 

b) What do you think about the idea? What else can a smart phone be used for?

Task 24.Make a written translation of the text into English.

Дело шопоголиков.

Двое граждан привлекли внимание таможни в тот момент, когда они бодро следовали через «зелёный коридор» с незадекларированными товарами. Их остановили для выборочной проверки.

Они заявили, что привезли из Италии предметы женской и детской одежды, обувь в количестве по одному экземпляру. Указанные вещи предназначались для личного и семейного пользования, и были куплены со значительными скидками из прошлогодних коллекций. Но у таможенников есть свой каталог, который позволяет им оценить ввозимые товары по рыночным ценам (в крайнем случае, они привлекают экспертов), и личную собственность оценили в 298 770 рублей и в 435 150 рублей.

Другая заявительница заинтересовала таможню, когда возвращалась из Китая в Красноярск, не указав в декларации «меховые изделия» на сумму 292 300 рублей. Житель Москвы был обвинён в перемещении через границу ювелирных изделий на сумму 364 601 рубль, купленных во Вьетнаме.

Согласно существующему законодательству, если у пассажира обнаружены незадекларированные товары на сумму от 65 тысяч до 1,5 миллионов рублей, наступает административная ответственность. Если свыше 1,5 миллионов – уголовная.

 

 

Speaking

Task 25.Discuss the following:

1. What do customs officers want to know when they ask passengers “Have you got anything to declare?”

2. What does the phrase “Nothing to declare” mean?

3. Are the customs restrictions the same in different countries and why?

Task 26. Get ready to speak on the topic. Use the vocabulary of the unit.

 





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