1. Fill in each
space in the following sentences with the correct preposition.
I was tired……… being an
accountant – I needed a change.
The Government have known……….
the scandal for months.
Why are you staring…………me like
On Friday we had a nice long
discussion…………the wording of the proposal.
We’d like to discuss our
contract with you and agree…………new terms, if possible.
It’s hard to see the
difference………….the center and the liberal party.
2. Fill the gaps with the correct preposition from the list below.
_Learning is fun
A lot_____people in Britain
really do think that learning is one of the best ways to spend theit spare
time. Ask a friend________the cinema, and you will quite probably get the
reply, "Sorry, that’s my judo evening”, or "I can’t go_______Thursday, I’ve got
to finish my sculpture”.
But where do they do these things?
Almost every town________Britain has classes for adults, most of them
held in the afternoons and evenings. Of course, the bigger the town the more
classesit has and the greater the variety of subjects it can offer. Often the
classes are held in the local schools, ______school hours. In London, there are more than thirty Adult
Education Institutes; 260,500 students attend classes_________them – that’s
more than 15 million student hours spent in class learning a craft, a skill, a
language or a sport. The more classes you join, the less you pay_________ each
For many office workers, their local
institute is a place where they can do something active or creative after a day
sitting________a desk. For some people it is almost like a club.
They make friends, have coffee
together in the canteen and go ______outing together. Learning is only part of
behind to for(2) in of on after at
3. In each item below one
or two options may be possible to complete the sentences. Underline those that
Can/ Would you
mind lifting your feet for a moment while I hoover?
you be so kind as to give me some advise?
Will/ Can I
carry that rather heavy-looking case for you?
Could/ Can you
possibly come back a little later?
you be willing to refund the money we have already paid you?
you think you will/ may/ could stand a little further away?
4. Complete the
dialogues by filling in must, mustn’t,
can, can’t, needn’t or have to.
Do I need to buy a ticket in advance?
No, you ________ buy one there, if
I haven’t eaten anything all day.
Really? You ________ be starving.
Are you working late again tonight?
Yes we ________ finish the project by the weekend.
Would you like me to cook dinner tonight?
Oh you ________ do that. I’ll make something when I get back.
Have you seen this note I got from Alex? I ________read any of it.
Oh, I know. His handwriting is awful, isn’t it?
So we’ll meet at the station at six o’clock.
OK, fine. You ________ forget to call Adam to let him know what time we’re
It’s a shame we didn’t book that holiday, isn’t it?
Yes, but there’s nothing we ________ do about it now, I’m afraid.
You look happy. What did the doctor say?
Oh, he said my knee is much better and I ________ go back and see him again.
Do you think that’s Paul’s sister?
No, it ________ be. He said she would be in Rome this week.
Is Jane home yet?
No, she ________ still be at work. She said she would be late today.
5. Underline the correct modal verb, then explain its use.
me, will/could you tell me how to get to Oxford Street,
needn’t/shouldn’t pick up the
children from school, I’m leaving work
early today so I can do it.
doctor said I can’t/mustn’t eat
too much red meat.
got a terrible toothache. He really should/could
go to the dentist.
- I mustn’t/might go out tonight, if I
finish this project.
must/ought to eat at least three
pieces of fruit each day.
mustn’t/ shouldn’t forget to pay
the phone bill today.
must/ought to wear a helmet when
you ride a motorbike, it’s against the law not to.
might/may borrow my new
earrings, as long as you don’t lose them.
shouldn’t/can’t have eaten so
many sweets. No wonder you’ve got stomach ache!
6. Fill in needn’t have/didn’t need to and the
correct form of the verb in brackets to complete the sentences.
I _____________ (do) all of the work again because I had a back up copy on
turned out that I ___________________(call) Jo because Ian had already
told her the news.
____________________(buy) more milk
because Mum had already bought some.
___________________(dress) smartly for the party, so she wore her jeans.
___________________(go) into the bank, he could have closed his account
over the phone.
___________________(walk) to the supermarket because Simon gave them a
7. Fill in the correct
go for a walk, __________?
rarely goes out on a week night, __________?
lives near me, __________?
is you newspaper, ___________?
haven’t finished you homework, __________?
children are very quiet today, __________?
is a good cook, __________?
haven’t got a CD player, __________?
loves Italian food, __________?
will come to the party, __________?
8. Read the text. Make the literary
translation of the text in writing.
Choice of a job
Before taking a job, a young person should ask
himself two simple questions: "What kind of work do I like?” and "What kind of
work can I do well?” These questions are important for several reasons. First
of all, we will spend most of our adult life working; and we should settle on a
job in which we will be reasonably successful and happy. For if we are
frustrated and discontented with our work, we will be irritable and annoyed not
only with ourselves, but also with friends, associates, and family.
Also, except for the few of you who will
have independent incomes, your livelihood will depend on your job. The kind of
job you take determine your standard of living, the things you will be able to
afford beyond the mere necessities of life. Frequently one of the first
questions we ask about another person is: ”What does he do? What is his job?”
And a person’s job is most important to
his self-concept, to the image he forms of himself. If he is successful in his
work, he will be confident and self-assured.
Our job, then, performs various complex
functions in our lives and serves many different needs. Consequently, a person
should consider and weigh all factors carefully down to a specific occupation.
If possible, he should try a few different jobs in an effort to find one that
will satisfy at least some of his needs.
adolescence we have had a chance to discover some of our interests and to
explore our abilities. We have found our own preferences and have learned what
others expect of us. Many of us, perhaps, have already held part-time jobs
during the school years or have worked full time during the summer vacations.
And if these jobs have been varied, we have had a chance to discover some of
the things we can or cannot do well and the sort of frustrations and
satisfactions each job has to offer. Though all these influences and
experiences we become oriented in the occupational field. By the time we reach
the point where we must decide on a full-time job, we may not know exactly which
job to choose but we may at least have eliminated those we feel would
definitely not suit us.
up questions to each paragraph of the text.
10. Give the
Russian equivalents for the following: adult life; to settle on a job; discontented with work; associate
independent income; livelihood; the standard of living; to afford; mere
necessities of life; self-concept; image of himself; successful in his work; a
specific occupation; try a few different jobs; satisfy his needs; a particular
job; part-time job; to work full-time; oriented in the occupational field;
decide on a full-time jobs.