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VOCABULARY EXERCISES

Ex. 14. Fill in the blanks with a suitable word in the correct form. Trans­late the sentences into Russian.

to account; admission; to admit; to aim; aim; to appoint; appoint­ment; attitude (2); to bother (2); to check; check; conclusion (2); conviction; convincing; to dare; to delay; delay; to deny; experience (2); to fix; to guess; guess; mood; observation (2); opinion; permit; responsible; responsibility; to tell (2)

1. ... of the moon's surface made by the Luniks ... the scientists to draw important ... about the origin and age of the moon. 2. Direct­ing the work of a chemical laboratory was a highly ... job. 3. For one who has spent his life in town a trip into the mountains could prove an unforgettable .... 4. He ... at quick results and, therefore, could not be bothered with details. In my ... it was just this that ... for his fail­ure with the experiment. 5. You can hardly expect a frank ... from a person who has made a habit of lying. 6. He had done what he be­lieved to be right and was fully prepared to take the ... for his action. 7. Before drawing any ... he intended to make a careful ... of the facts connected with the case. 8. Once he had set himself an ... there could be no doubt whatever that sooner or later he would reach it. 9. It had always been his firm ... that the best way to learn was to learn by ... . 10. Unable to ... his annoyance at the unforeseen ..., he struck the table with his fist. 11. People suffering from colour blindness can't ... col­ours. 12. His reasons for taking that particular ... to the problem were not difficult to .... 13. He felt restless, though he knew that everything was taken care of and there was no need for him to .... 14. The doctor's instructions on leaving were that the patient should be kept under con­stant ... . 15. When questioned, the night watchman flatly ... having seen or heard anything suspicious. 16. From where I stood it was diffi­cult to ... the exact distance to the mountain top. I could only make a rough ... . 17. Though the story may have sounded ... enough, I still had my doubts. 18. The thought that he may have misjudged his friend kept ... him. 19. He had been unexpectedly ... at the office and was now in a hurry to keep his ...with the dentist. 20. Looking back on the in­cident he had to ... that he had mishandled the job. 21. Her quickly changing ... made her a difficult companion. 22. His beliefs and ... were something he did not care to discuss in company. 23. She would never ... to disobey her mother's orders. 24. My friend's ... to the matter puz­zled me beyond words. 25. You ought to have a specialist look at your radio. Maybe he could ... it. 26. He wondered who would be ... chair­man of the newly-established committee.

 

Ex. 15. Paraphrase the following, using words and word combinations from the text. Make all other necessary changes.

to check (4); to handle (2); to fix; to pretend; to bother; to put up with; to aim (at); to have to do with; to have it out with smb; to convince; conviction; to make sure; fresh from; opinion; ex­perience; responsible (for); to account (for).



1. Having just finished school, the girl was inexperienced in any kind of work. 2. He looked overthe luggage piled at his feet to see if it was all there. 3. The fellow was after easy success. 4. After going through the facts once more, my doubts turned into firm belief. 5. We were all interested in, what the professor would say about the article since it dealt with the very problem he was working at. 6. Seeing the ., puzzled expression on his face I nearly burst out laughing, but stopped myself in time. 7. There was really no way of making'him realize that what he intended to do meant exposing himself to a great risk for noth- „^ ing. 8. The experiment had failed and the professor wondered whose " ', fault it couJd have been. 9. It had not been an easy job, but the prac­tical knowledge he got proved well worth, the time and the effort. 10. He was warned to be careful in working with the apparatus since there was a danger that if^it broke down there would be no one to put it right. 11. The job was connected with things I hardly knew anything about when I first started on it. 12. She tried to look indifferent as if she weren't in the least interested in my attitude. 13. The thought of the chil­dren, alone in the house, gave her no peace. 14. He had been treated unfairly, and he wouldn't'stand it. 15. There was no way to explain his strange behaviour. 16. I wished I had settled the misunderstanding with him then and there.

 

Ex. 16. Speak on the following topics, using the words and expressions given below.

Inside the Hot Lab

radio-active substances; to handle things by remote control; to wear protective clothing; air-conditioned; windowless; to be swept and pol­ished constantly; to take care not to expose oneself to too much radia­tion; extremely dangerous; to catch one's eye; in the middle of the floor; a coffin of a particular design; a large brick-shaped block of solid lead; the best material to stop radiation; to give very little protection against radiation; a cavity; a uranium slug; fresh from the reactor; atomic pile; to be pushed along the channels; to take place (of fission); to transform partly into plutonium and fission products; to experiment with slugs; the longer the slug has been in the pile, the more active it's likely to be when it comes out; to do (make) an experiment; to be off (of the lead bricks); to make observations; to check smth; to read the instruments; to have everything under control

 


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