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Unit 5. Russian houses and flats

Ex. 4. Answer the questions.

1. How many rooms are there in the Garretts’ house? 2. What rooms are there on the ground floor? 3. What room will Sasha be sleeping in? 4. What do they use their recreation room for? 5. Do different appliances at home make our life easier and more convenient? 6. Why do the Garretts like to use a microwave oven? 7. What do they use a dishwasher for? 8. How does an electric can opener work? 9. Why is it convenient to use a disposal? 10. It’s easy for the Garretts to wash their clothes, isn’t it? 11. Does Sasha like the Garretts’ house? 12. Where do you live? 13. How many floors are there in your house? 14. How many people are there in your family? 15. Do you have any of the appliances that the Garretts have? 16. Do you think that some appliances save people their time?

Ex. 1. Use prepositions or adverbs:

Mr. Foster is a young man. .He is married and has two children. He plays cricket and football ...his local club and works ...an office. He usually walks ...his office: He has lunch ...a small restaurant ...his office.

Mr. Foster's .office is not very large. There is a desk ...it and some chairs. ...the desk there is a shelf ...books and ...the centre ...the room there is a table. There is a vase ...flowers on it. ...the walls ...his room there are some pictures and a map.

...his desk there is a box ...which there are some old Roman coins; nobody uses them for money now. Mr. Foster collects them.

Ex. 2. What are the English words for these common objects that you can find in most houses? Choose the correct item:

1. Where you hang your clothes a) TV set
2. More than one person can sit on this, comfortably, perhaps to watch television b) desk
3. Where you keep milk, butter and other foods cold c) mirror
4. Where you keep plates, cups - or almost anything d) carpet
5. Where you keep paper and pens, and write letters e) refrigerator
6. Where you bake cakes, biscuits, etc. f) wardrobe
7. When you look at this flat piece of glass, you can see yourself reflected in it g) clock
8. A thing that shows you the time h) sofa
9. A thick flat piece of cloth which you use to cover the floors and stairs i) oven
10. Usually you switch on and watch and listen to different programmes j) cupboard

Ex. 3. Use "some," "any," ``no'':

1.I want to show you ... pictures. 2. There is ... coffee at home. 3. Are there ... bookshelves in your study room? 4. There are... English students in our University. 5. Are there ... newspapers on his desk? 6. Have you got... children? 7. Jane has ... brother or sisters. 8. Has he got ... French magazines at home? -- Yes, he has.... 9.I have... friends in Britain. 10. We have ... pets at home.

Ex. 4. Use "some," ``any,'' "no," "something," "anything," "nothing, " "somebody," "anybody," "nobody":

1. Do you have... classes today? − No, we have ... classes on Saturday. 2. Have you got... questions? 3. I want to tell you ... interesting about our friend Sally. 4. Is there... interesting in today's paper? 5. Come here, I'll show you... pictures of our country house. 6. There is... in the fridge. Go and get... food. 7. Do you know ... in that house? 8. Hi! Is there ... in the house? − No, I'm afraid, there is .... . − Let's go and see. 9. There is light in the flat. ... is at home. 10. ... knows their new address.

Ex. 5. Use "much," "many," "little," "few":

1. I am busy now. I have ... time: 2. We know ... English and American songs. 3. There is not ... milk in the fridge. 4. There are ... rooms in the house. 5. Does she read ... ? 6. Are there ... bedrooms in your house? 7. ... people know Chinese. 8. ... people learn English. 9. Nick has ... English books but very ... Russian books. 10. There is... light in that room, because there are... windows in it. 11. She talks ..., but does.... 12. Is there ... or ... furniture in your new flat?

Ex. 6. Use "few", "little," "a few," "a little":

1.There is ... light in the bathroom. It is dark. 2. We have ... relatives, only a grandmother and an uncle. 3. I know ... people who like to stay at home. 4. We have very ... time. 5. There are... rooms in their flat. 6. He speaks Chinese... and knows ... words in Japanese. 7. Wait ... . 8. Has he got many English books? − No, only....


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