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IV. Translate the following sentences from English into Russian.



1. There are many students at the lecture today.

2. There is a blackboard in front of the students’ desks.

3. There are some drawings on the blackboard.

4. There are some figures there too.



1. There are hundreds of different plastics.

2. There are different types of rocket motors.

3. There are some kinds of surfaces.



1. In the corner of the room there stands a bookcase.

2. There hangs a clock over the bookcase.

3. In the middle of the classroom there stand some desks.


V. Translate from English into Russian.


1. There are several billions of planets in the Milky Way galaxy. 2. There are tremendous difficulties in establishing radio communication with extraterrestrial civilization. 3. There was much snow last winter. 4. There are many thousands of stars in the sky that are like the sun. 5. There are great deposits of titanium in the Urals. 6. There lived a great philosopher in Greece long before our era. His name was Democritus. 7. There was no radio a hundred years ago. 8. There are many electric appliances we cannot do without.





I. Fill in “a, an, one” or “ones”.


1. I’m making … sandwich. Would you like … ?

2. There was only … sandwich left. All the others had been eaten.

3. We saw … giraffe and … aligator at the Zoo.

4. These biscuits are nicer than the … I normally buy.

5. She paid … thousand pounds for her car.

6. … day, I will buy a house of my own.

7. I’d love … car like that … over there.

8. … of my brothers is … policeman.

9.I am looking for … dress I’d like a blue … .

10. We had … exciting holiday. It was better than the … we had last year.


II. Choose the correct alternative.

1. Catherine loves cats / the cats.

2. You cut the cake / cake and I’ll pour coffee / the coffee.

3. Life / The life will be very different in the future.

4. All people / the people in this room are my relatives.

5. Paul was only / the only person who remembered me.

6. In Stone Age / the Stone Age, people lived in caves.

7. We travelled to London by train / the train.

8. He is learning to play flute / the flute.


III. What do we call the following things or people?

1. A person who drives a bus is a _____ .

2. The screen of a computer is a _____ .

3. A stick for walking with is a _____ .

4. A curtain around the shower is a _____ .

5. Someone who cleans windows is a _____ .


IV. Underline the correct word.

1. A: I have a Physics exam tomorrow.

B: Oh, dear. Physics is / are a very difficult subject.


2. A: My office is three miles from my house.

B: Three miles is / are a long way to walk to work.


3. A: My little brother has got measles.

B: Oh, dear. Measles is / are quite a serious illness.


4. A: Jane looked nice today, didn’t she?

B: Yes. Her clothes were / was very smart.

5. A: The classroom was empty when I walked past.

B: Yes. The class was / were all on a school outing.


V. Complete the sentences using the noun in brackets in the singular or plural form and “a/an” where necessary.

1. He gave me a box of my favourite _____ (chocolate).

2. His favourite food is _____ (chocolate).

3. She bought _____ on her way to work (paper).

4. He placed all the important _____ in his briefcase (paper).

5. I need some _____ to write this massage on (paper).

6. Hurry up! We don’t have much _____ (time).

7. She has visited us several _____ this month (time).

8. He has no _____ , but he is keen to learn (experience).

9. She had a lot of exciting _____ during her travels (experience).


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