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A catalogue some stationery




1. stationery 11. money

2. bottle 12. paper clip

3. coffee 13. desk

4. butter 14. filing cabinet

5. catalogue 15. sheet

6. tea 16. fax

7. equipment 17. ink

8. envelope 18. car

9. table 19. furniture

10. paper

20. country

Exercise 207

Complete the sentences with the correct form, singular or plural, of the given nouns.

1. chair I bought some chairs.

2. furniture I bought some furniture.

3. information There (is, are) a lot of ____________ in a newspaper.

4. fact There (is, are) a lot of ____________ in a newspaper.

5. traffic There (is, are) a lot of ____________ in the street.

6. car There (is, are) a lot of ____________ on the road.

7. penny Tommy had four ___________ in his pocket.

8. money He has some _______________ in his pocket.

9. coin I need some ______________ for the vending machine.

10. machinery It takes a lot of ____________ to build a road.

11. machine There (is, are) a lot of washing _____________ in a laundromat.

12. equipment There (is, are) a lot of ____________________ in the chemistry lab.

13. tool There (is, are) a lot of _____________________ in the garage.

14. hardware That store sells a lot of ____________________ .

15. suggestion Can you give me some ____________________ ?

16. advice Can you give me some ____________________ ?

17. news There (isn’t, aren’t) any interesting _________ in today’s newspaper.

18. idea have you got any good ___________________ ?

 

Exercise 208

Complete the following text by choosing the correct alternative for each noun.

Every year/years the company publishes its annual account/accounts in a report for the shareholder/shareholders. The main detail/details concern the financial report. This contains information/informations about sales/sale, turnover/turnovers, cost/costs and the liability/liabilities. There aren’t any debt/debts or cash/cashes that the company owes. All this data/datas is presented in the profit and loss/profits and losses account and the balance sheet.


Exercise 209

Decide which word goes with which picture and write about them, like this: It is a roll of sellotape.

 

roll

bottle

box

sheet

glass

jar

packet

cup

Exercise 210

Fill in the plural:

1. A chair. Four chairs.

2. Some coke. Two .......................................................................................

3. An old lady. Four ....................................................................................

4. Some cake. Two .......................................................................................

5. Some honey. Three ..................................................................................

6. A tall boy. Five ..........................................................................................

7. Some tea. Two ..........................................................................................

8. A spoon. Three .........................................................................................

9. Some paper. Two ......................................................................................

10.Some ink. Four .......................................................................................

Exercise 211

Use the words in the list to complete the sentences.

Bar gallon piece sheet
Bottle glass pound spoonful
Bowl loaf quart tube
Cup      
  1. I drank a cup of coffee.
  2. I bought two __________________ of cheese.
  3. I bought a ___________________ of milk at the supermarket.
  4. I drank a ___________________ of orange juice.
  5. I had a ____________________ of toast and an egg for breakfast.
  6. I put ten ___________________ of gas in my car.
  7. I had a __________________ of soup for lunch.
  8. I need a _______________ of chalk.
  9. I drank a ______________ of beer.
  10. I bought a ______________ of margarine.
  11. There are 200 ____________ of lined paper in my notebook.
  12. There is a _______________ of fruit on the table.
  13. I used two ______________ of bread to make a sandwich.
  14. I bought one _____________ of bread at the store.
  15. I put a _____________________ of honey in my tea.
  16. I need to buy a new ________________ of toothpaste.
  17. There is a _____________________ of soap in the bathroom.
  18. Let me give you a _________________ of advice.
  19. I just learned an interesting ___________ of information.
  20. There were a dozen ______________ of mail for me in my mailbox today.
  21. A three–piece suit is made up of three _____________ of clothing: slacks, a jacket, and a vest.

 



Grammar notes

Со значением “иметь/обладать” употребляется глагол “to have/ have got”. I have a radio. – У меня есть(я имею) радио.

Формы “to have got”.

Утвердительная форма Вопросительная форма Отрицательная форма
I have got you have got he has got she has got it has got you have got we have got they have got have I got? have you got? has he got? has she got? has it got? have you got? have we got? have they got? I haven’t got you haven’t got he hasn’t got she hasn’t got it hasn’t got you haven’t got we haven’t got they haven’t got

 

Exercise 212

Fill in the blanks, like this:

I have got a walkman.

1. John ............................... a nice car.

2. We ................................. a large office.

3. They .............................. many computers.

4. You .............. not ................ a garden.

5. He ....................................... a company.

6. She ............... not ................ an answering mashine.

7. Ben and Tim .................................. much money.

8. You ........................................ a camera.

9. The house .................................. two floors.

10. This office ................... not ................ a photocopier.

Grammar notes

Неопределенные местоимения “some – any” обозначают “некоторые”, “несколько”, “какие–нибудь”.

Местоимение “some” употребляется с существительными в утвердительных предложениях, специальных вопросах, а также в общих вопросах, где что–нибудь предлагается или выражается какая–либо просьба.

I have some English newspapers. У меня есть(несколько) английских газет.

Why didn’t you buy some cheese? Почему вы не купили сыру?

Would you like some tea? Не хотите ли чаю?

Местоимение “any” употребляется в отрицательных и общих вопросительных предложениях.

Have you got any sugar? У вас есть сахар?

I haven’t got any paper. У меня нет бумаги.

Местоимение “any” в утвердительных предложениях употребляется в значении “любой/ всякий”.

Any man can do it. Любой может сделать это.

Местоимения “some/ any” часто на русский язык не переводятся.


Exercise 213

Fill in “some”, “any”.

1. Are there .............. bottles in the fridge.

2. There is ................ butter on the butter dish.

3. Are there ................ chocolates in the box?

4. There is ............... black ink in the bottle.

5. Are there ................. visitors in the hall?

6. There aren’t ............... trays on Ann’desk.

7. There are ................. sheets of paper in the ream.

8. Are there .............. books in the bag?

9. There is ................. honey in the jar.

10. There isn’t ................ coffee in the cup.

 

Exercise 214

Joy and Simon are planning Joy’s leaving party. They are making a list of things they need for the party and then discussing what they need to buy. In pairs, discuss the list, as Simon and Joy do:

Simon: Have we got any glasses?

Joy: Yes. We’ve got a lot of glasses.

Simon: Have we got any bread?

Joy: No. We need some bread. Party list

Ú glasses bread – to buy cheese – to buy Úplates butter – to buy Ú knives Ú orange juice wine – to buy

Exercise 215

Fill in “some’, “any”.

Paul and Ann are making a shopping list.

P: Have we got .............. bread?

A: Yes, we’ve got ................... .

P: How much bread have we got?

A: One loaf.

P: We haven’t got ........... biscuits and there aren’t ........... crisps.

A: We need to buy ................. biscuits and ............... crisps.

P: What about potatoes? Are there ............... potatoes?

A: Yes, there are ............... .

P: Is there ................. rice?

A: No, there isn’t ............... rice. We need to buy ................ .

P: How much rice do we need to buy?

A: Two packets.

P: Have we got ............. milk?

A: No, we need to buy ............... .

P: How many cartons of milk?

A: Four cartons.

 

Exercise 216

Steve Marshal and Ben Long work for an engineering company. Steve has just returned from a week in Kuala Lumpur, at a trade fair. Explain the use of someand any.

Ben: How was Kuala Lumpur? Any contracts?

Steve: Excellent. We made some good contacts.

Ben: Contacts? I said did you get any contracts?

Steve: No, we didn’t get any contracts. But I’m sure we’ll get some soon.

Ben: I hope so. We’ve had some good news this week.

Steve: What was that?

Ben: Our American agent wants some more PX100s.

Steve: Good. Have they sold any more PX50s?

Ben: Some, but not many.

 

Exercise 217

Two colleagues are talking about a printing job. Put some or any in the spaces.

A:Have we got …………. paper for the printer?

B:………….. , but not much. We’ve got ………… more on order.

A:Good. I’ve got to print ……….. reports.

B:If they are urgent, take them to the Sales Office. They usually have paper if we haven’t ………. left.

A:The printer wasn’t working yesterday.

B:It was fine. There just wasn’t …………. toner left. I put ……….. in. It’s fine now.

Exercise 218

Discuss the difference.

  1. I don’t like some of your friends.
  2. I don’t like any of your friends.
  3. I don’t know some of the people here.
  4. I don’t know any of the people here.

Find sentences above that mean these things.

a) There are a number of people (I’m not saying how many) that I don’t know.

b) There is not one person here that I know.

c) I think all your friends are terrible.

d) Not all your friends but two or three (perhaps more) are terrible.

 

Exercise 219

Complete the sentences with some or any. You can use either some or any in one of them. Which one?

  1. I don’t want ……… food. I couldn’t eat a thing!
  2. There are ………. words here that I don’t understand.
  3. I can’t understand ………. of these words here. Not one of them!
  4. Have you got ……. money?
  5. I haven’t got …….. money at all. Look! My pockets are empty.
  6. Could you give me …….money? I don’t need much.
  7. There are ……… people in the next room. I can hear them.
  8. The room was empty when I looked in. There weren’t ….. people there at all.
  9. I understand most of the words here, but there are still …… that I don’t understand.

Lesson 17 Урок 17

Stationery Канцелярия

Active vocabulary

Nouns

1. pen – ручка

2. pencil – карандаш

3. ballpoint – шариковая ручка

4. sellotape – скотч

5. typing paper – печатная бумага

6. file – файл

7. ruler – линейка

8. liquid – жидкость

9. rubber/erasor – ластик

10. drawing pin – канц. кнопка

11. envelope – конверт

12. mistake – ошибка

13. quantity – количество

14. measure – отмерять

15. warehouse – склад

Verbs

16. to begin – начинать

17. to draw – рисовать

18. to use – использовать

19. to rub out – стирать

20. to stick – приклеивать

21. to send – посылать

22. to keep – держать, скреплять

23. to represent – представлять

24. to order – заказ, заказывать

Adjectives

25. straight – прямой

26. soft – мягкий

27. hard – твердый

28. narrow – узкий

29. wide – широкий

30. long – длинный

31. short – короткий

32. big/ large – большой

33. small – маленький

34. internal – внутренний

35. quarto – четверть

36. blue – синий

37. black – черный

38. dozen – дюжина

39. together – вместе

 

Exercise 220

Use these clues to fill in the words in this puzzle.

1. You measure or draw straight lines with this.

2. You write with this.

3. A quantity of paper.

4. You use these on a notice board.

5. You rub out mistakes with this.

6. You type or write on this.

7. You put this in number 9 to send it by post.

8. You stick paper together with this.

9. You put number 7 in this to send it by post.

10. This liquid is number 14 and number 2.

11.You keep papers and documents in this.

12. These keep papers together.

13. You buy number 8 in this from.

14. You write with this.

15. This word represents most of the other words in this puzzle.

16. You write with this.

Exercise 221º (We Mean Business ex 65, p 37)

Listen to the tape. Write down the number referred to in each sentence. Be careful. The number is not always mentioned directly. 12 – midnight

 

Exercise 222

Charlie Alexander is in charge of the stationery store. He is stocktaking. Here is the list of things in the stationery store.

pencils paper clips ballpoints sellotape typing paper files rulers H large blue 2.5 cm A 4 quarto 30 cm   boxes   rolls reams

NB pencils H = hard B = soft; sellotape 2.5 cm = wide

1.8 cm = narrow; rulers 30 cm = long 15 cm = short

 

Here is the list of things he needs:

pencils (B) paper clips (small) ballpoints (black) sellotape (1.8 cm) typing paper (quarto) files (A 4) rulers (15 cm)

 


Look at the things Charlie might say to himself:

A: I need some soft pensils and some small paper clips.

B: I do not need any hard pencils or any large paper clips.

C: I need some soft pencils, but I do not need any hard pencils.

 

Write 2 more sentences to each example.

Exercise 223

Here is the list of stationery Helen needs.

6 pencils (B)

2 boxes paper clips (small)

8 ballpoints (black)

2 rolls sellotape (1.8 cm)

1 ream typing paper (quarto)

5 files (A 4)

2 rulers (15 cm)

 

In pairs, ask and reply as Helen and Charlie do:

Helen: I need some pencils, please.

Charlie: Right. Hard or soft?

Helen: Soft, please.

Charlie: I’m sorry. I haven’t got any.

Exercise 224

Here is Mary’s list:

6 pencils (H)

3 boxes paper clips (lrg)

10 ballpoints (blue)

2 rolls sellotape (2.5 cm)

3 reams typing paper (A 4)

20 files (quarto)

1 ruler (30 cm)

 

In pairs, ask and reply as Mary and Charlie do:

Mary: Have you got any hard pencils?

Charlie: Yes. How many do you need?

Mary: Six, please.

Charlie: Here you are.

 

Mary: Have you got any large paper clips?

Charlie: Yes. How many boxes do you need?

Mary: Three, please.

Charlie: Here you are.


Exercise 225

Here is Simon’s order for stationery for the sales department:

 

These are the answers to some questions about the order form. Write what you think the questions are (there is more than one possibility for each). Here are some examples:

27 November 1992 – What is the date on the order form?

3 – How many boxes of large paper clips does Simon need?

A 4 – Does Simon need quarto or A 4 files?

1. 003926 ________________

2. 1 _____________________

3. wide __________________

4. 5 ____________________

5. a dozen _______________

6. hard __________________

7. 2 _____________________

8. long __________________

9. half a dozen ___________

10. blue _________________

11. 14 ___________________

12. 4 ____________________

Exercise 226

Write the conversation between Simon and Charlie about the stationery for the sales department. Simon looks at his order and Charlie looks at his stocktaking list. Begin your conversation like this:

Simon: Hello, Charlie. How are you today?

Charlie: Fine, thank you, Charlie. Can I help you?

Simon: Yes.........

Exrecise 227 º (We Mean Business ex 72, p 40)

Listen to the conversation on the tape. Charlie Alexander is talking to Janet Elvin at the warehouse. He is ordering some stationery. Fill in a copy of this order form with the information on the tape.

 


Revision 1 Повторение 1

Exercise 1

Put the verbs in brackets in the right form.

1. I (read) now. I (read) every day.

2. We (drink) tea now. We (drink) tea every morning.

3. They (go ) to school now. They (go) to school every day.

4. We (not watch) TV now. We (not watch) TV in the morning.

5. Peter (not work) now. Peter (not work) on Sunday.

6. I (not type) now. I (not type) after lunch.

7. You (work) now? You (work) every day?

8. He (write) now? He (write) to his friends?

9. What you (do) now? What you (do) every day?

10.What she (read) now? What she (read) at home?

 

Exercise 2

Underline the correct form of the verbs in brackets:

Joy is very bad–tempered today. Usually she 1 (works/is working) in a large office, but today she 2 (works/is working) in a small office. The decorators 3 (redecorate/are redecorating) room 102. Joy does not like anything in the small office. She 4 (types/is typing) on a manual typewriter, but usually she 5 (has/is having) an electric one. Her filing cabinet is in room 102, so she 6 (goes/is going) through to the big office every hour to do the filing. The decorators are not very happy either. Usually they only 7 (paint/are painting) the walls and ceilings, but here they 8 (paint/are painting) all the doors and window frames too. Luckily the room is nearly finished.

Exercise 3

Put the verbs in brackets into Present Simple or Present Continuous.

Every summer Tonia and her family 1) go (go) on holiday. They usually 2) ........................ (stay) in England but at the moment they 3) ......................... (travel) by plane. They 4) ............................ (go) to America! Tonia 5) ................. (be) very excited. She 6) .....................(look) out of the window and she 7) ..................................... (laugh). Her brother 8) ................................. (play) a game. He 9) .............................. (like) aeroplanes. He 10) ............................ (want) to be a pilot when he grows up.

Exercise 4

Which sentences are Present Simple and which are Present Continuous?

  1. I’m getting used to it.
  2. How long does it take to deliver to Manchester?
  3. Which other languages do you speak?
  4. We provide catering and cleaning for big companies.
  5. I’m trying to get through to Rashid Aziz in Accounts.
  6. I go abroad at least once a month.
  7. What are you planning to do in the holidays?
  8. I’m still waiting for a call from head office.

 

Exercise 5

Use the following verbs in the Present Simple or Present Continuous to complete the text.




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