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Ex. 16. Give the feminine gender of the following nouns. Use a dictionary if necessary.

king poet host grandfather husband
uncle actor landlord milkman steward
sir hero cock salesman lion
cook Czar man-servant gentleman tiger
son Sultan Prince boyfriend  


Ex. 17. Say the following correctly.

1. Look! Two aircraft/aircrafts are flying in the sky.

2. The police have /has weighed all the evidence and have/has found the accused guilty.

3. Your advice was/were very useful. I usually use your advice/advices when Iím in trouble/troubles.

4. Money isnít/arenít everything in my life, but it is difficult to live without it/them.

5. Do you grow your own carrot/carrots? Ė Yes, some dishes must contain a lot of carrot/carrots.

6. We ought to buy some potato/some potatoes. Ė OK. Iíll get them/it.

7. Fish/fishes travel long distances and different fish live/lives at different levels of water.

8. Coffee/a coffee or tea/a tea, please? Ė Two tea/teas and a coffee/coffee, please.

9. Could you help me carry my luggage/luggages? Ė Were is/are it/they?

10. The jury is/are ready to give a verdict.

11. The number of months in a year is/are twelve.

12. The wages of a professor is/are higher than that/those of a secretary.


Ex. 18. Choose the correct form.

Dear Polly,

Thank/thanks for your letter. Your news was/ were interesting. We must talk soon. What about us? Well, we are living on the outskirt/outskirts of town, not far from the company headquarter/headquarters where Bill works. Weíve spent nearly all our saving/savings on the house. That wouldnít matter so much if I hadnít crashed the car last week and done some damage/damages to the front of it. More bills! But at least I wasnít hurt. The house is nice actually, but the surrounding/surroundings isnít/arenít very pleasant. We are on a very busy crossroad/crossroads.

Iím doing the course I told you about. Statistics is/are an easy subject, but economics give/gives me problems.

I am looking forward to seeing you soon.

With love. Rita.


Ex. 19.Use the nouns in the singular or plural. Retell the text.

Time and Crimes

1) (Thief) have been around for 2) (century), probably for as long as 3) (human), but armed 4) (robbery) is a more recent 5) (phenomenon). Unfortunately 6) (woman) have always been 7) (victim) of rape and domestic violence. 8) (Forgery) has been around ever since printing has been used to make 9) (money) or produce 10) (document). Rich people or their 11) (child) are sometimes kidnapped and are not set free until a ransom has been paid.

The twentieth 12) (century) saw the appearance of many organized 13) (crime) such as hijacking and drug-smuggling or drug-trafficking. Statistics show an alarming rise in the rate of violent 14) (crime) and 15) (crime) to do with the illegal sale of arms across the world. Perhaps the most recent crime of all is hacking 16) (computer) to access 17) (information) that helps 18) (competitor) in industry. This increase in international 19) (crime) makes one wonder whether it is still true to say ď20) (Crime) doesnít pay!Ē

Ex. 20.Give Russian equivalents to the following English proverbs. Use them in the situations of your own.

1. One man, no man. 2. A friend in need is a friend indeed. 3. No news is good news. 4. Time is money. 5. Misfortunes never come singly. 6. When in Rome, do as the Romans do. 7. Caesarís wife must be above suspicion. 8. Clothes do not make the man./ Clothes make the man. 9. Business is first, pleasure afterwards. 10. The way to manís heart is through his stomach. 11. Speech is silver, but silence is gold.

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