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II Grammar


1. I'm not going with you, I __________ this film twice.


had seen

have seen

2. I like __________ .

swim very much

very much swimming

swimming very much

3. How __________ money do you have?

lot of



4. My daughter __________ 3 years old.



has got

5. How __________ does it take you to get to work?




6.She is the __________ girl in the group.


most pretty

much more pretty

7. Would you like ___________ grapes?




8. I'm looking forward __________ you again.

to meet

for meeting

to meeting

9. If __________ give me some time, I'll write a new report.

you would

you will


10. I've no idea where __________ .

is he going

he going

he is going


III Essay Writing

My favorite TV show


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I Reading

Conan Doyle

Many years ago a young doctor began to write stories about a man who was a detective. Readers liked his stories because they were very interesting and the doctor decided to become a writer. The doctor was Conan Doyle and he wrote about Sherlock Holmes.

Conan Doyle wrote his first story about Sherlock Holmes in 1887. In this story the detective meets his friend Dr. Watson. Holmes and Watson lived at 221 Â Baker Street in London.

Many discussions take place about where 221 Â was. There is no house there now. But a large company has its office near the place. This company answers twenty or so letters which still come every week to Sherlock Holmes, 221Â Baker Street.

Most come from the United States and many people ask if Mr. Holmes can help them with some problem.

The company answers saying that, «Mr. Sherlock Holmes is no longer working as a detective».

There is a pub in London called Sherlock Holmes. One of the rooms in the pub is Sherlock Holmes' room. It has many things the room in Conan Doyle's stories had — Holmes' hat, some letters written to Sherlock Holmes, chairs and tables like those described in the stories. Besides, there are some pictures of Holmes and Conan Doyle, of actors who played Holmes and Watson in films, on television and radio.

In 1961 lovers of Sherlock Holmes formed the Sherlock Holmes Society. They meet three or four times a year to talk about Sherlock Holmes. The members of the Society know the stories about Sherlock Holmes very well, and they discuss these stories at their meetings.


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II Grammar


1. It … Sunday evening.




2. Everybody looked tired and wanted to go … home.





3. … sun was shining brightly in the cloudless sky. 





4. Mr. Candy locked the door and … outside.





5. … door was blocked by the police.

Mr. Candy

Mr. Candys’

Mr. Candy’s


6. Mr. Candy was sure that his life … change greatly soon.





7. It wasn’t really funny because Mr. Candy … a date that night.





8. Somebody stole the picture, that ... in town the day before.


did arrive 

had arrived


9. … wanted to go to the restaurant, so all stayed to have dinner at home. 





10. The dinner smelled … good. 





III Essay Writing

Advantages and disadvantages of social networking



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I Reading

Ernest Hemingway

Ernest Hemingway, an outstanding American novelist, short story writer and journalist of the 20th century, was a son of a country doctor. Hemingway worked as a reporter for the Kansas City Star after graduating from high school in 1917. During World War I he served as an ambulance driver in France and in the Italian infantry and was wounded just before his 19th birthday. Later, while working in Paris as a correspondent for the Toronto Star, he became involved with the expatriate literary and artistic circle surrounding Gertrude Stein. During the Spanish Civil War, Hemingway served as a correspondent. He fought in World War II. In 1954, Hemingway was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. He had a lot of ill health problems, and in July, 1961, he committed suicide by shooting himself.

Hemingway's fiction usually focuses on people living dangerous lives— soldiers, fishermen, athletes, bullfighters — who meet the pain and difficulty of their life with stoic courage. Hemingway's first books, attracted attention because of his literary style. His style, influenced by Ezra Pound and Gertrude Stein, is direct and often monotonous but very well suited to the subject matter.

With the publication of The Sun Also Rises (1926), he was recognized as the spokesman of the lost generation' (so called by Gertrude Stein). The novel describes a group of expatriates living in postwar Paris. They are disillusioned and take psychological refuge in such immediate physical activities as eating, drinking, travelling — and love-making. His next important novel, A Farewell to Arms (1929), tells of a tragic wartime love affair between an ambulance driver and an English nurse. Hemingway also published such volumes of short stories as Men without Women (1927) and Winner Takes Nothing (1933), as well as The Fifth Column, a play.

Hemingway's nonfiction works, Death in the Afternoon (1932), about bullfighting, and Green Hills of Africa (1935), about big-game hunting, glorify bravery. From his experience in the Spanish Civil War came Hemingway's great novel, For Whom the Bell Tolls (1940), which, describing an incident in the war, argues for human brotherhood. His novel The Old Man and the Sea (1952) celebrates the courage of an aged Cuban fisherman. Among Hemingway's other works are the novels To Have and Have Not (1937) and Across the River and into the Trees (1950); he also edited an anthology of stories, Men at War (1942).


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