Noun 1 Group these nouns into countable and uncountable




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3 Complete the newspaper report using a suitable form of the bracketed verbs. Sometimes more than one answer is possible.

Maria Campos (become) a rising star in the Progressive Party. She (begin) her political career while she (study) at Woodsville University. When she first (stand) as a candidate for Woodsville, she (not/win) many votes — Woodsville is a traditional town, and no woman ever (be) a candidate there before. "They (elect) the same man year after year," she told me, "and they just (laugh) at me when I (get up) to speak." But she was the winning candidate in the next election and since then she (show) herself to be a hardhitting speaker who never (be) afraid to say what she thinks.

In recent months she (fight) hard to improve the position of women. She told me the reason. "I (begin) this campaign because women continually (write) to me, complaining of how their husbands (treat) them. Sometimes their husbands (throw) them out of the family home and (leave) them without any possessions. The law always (take) the husband's side in such cases."

When I (interview) Maria Campos last week, she (plan) a new campaign on this question. She already (persuade) some of the country's most important legal experts to support her. "The law must be changed," she (tell) me.

4 Use one of the present tenses instead of the verbs in brackets.

1. Will you, please, lend me your pen for a moment? I (leave) mine at home and now (have) nothing to write with. — I (be sorry), but I (be going) to write myself. Ann (not/write) she can give you her pen. •

2. What you (look) at? — I (look) at that picture over there. I (look) at it for almost half an hour and still can't understand what it is.

3. We (go) to the cafe "Cosmos" tonight. You ever (be) there?

4. Don't forget we (have) a party tomorrow, be sure to bring Bob with you if he (come ) back from Manchester.

5. Who (play) the piano? Mary still (have) her music lesson? — No. The lesson (be) over and the teacher already (go). Mother (play) for little Kitty.

6. David (repair) the TV-set. He (work) at it for an hour or so.

7. David (wash) his hands. He just (repair) the TV-set.

8. That book (lie) on the table for weeks. You (not/read) it yet?

9. Some of our students (join) the English club to get a better command of the language.

10. Ring me up when you (be) free. I (have) something to discuss with you.

11. It's six o'clock. I (wait) for Ann for an hour and a half. I must be off now.

12. She (send) me a letter that she (come ) in a few days.

13. I (work) so hard this week that I (not/have) time to go to the cinema.

14. I (know) her all my life and we always (be) good friends.

15. Harry's mother (rest) in the garden all day because she's ill.

16. When she (call) on us she always (bring) some toys for my little sister.

17. There's nothing to be proud of, you (not/get) a single excellent mark as yet.

18. I see you (write) letters all the morning. Is it the last letter you (write) now?

19. What you (think) of this drawing? — I (think) it (be) excellent.

20. You (like) to spend your holidays with hundreds of other people?

21. What you (listen) to? — It (seem) to me I (hear) a strange noise outside.

22. Nell (have) a rest in the South too, I (guess). — Yes, you (guess) right.

23. This pair of shoes is just what I (look for) to match my new dress.

24. I (think) about it the last three days, it's such a bother to me. So it (be) really a relief to talk it over with you.

25. He (write) me only once since he went away, I (send) him 4 letters.

26. I'm afraid I (not/understand) you, Gerald. I (not/change) my mind. You (change) yours?

27. I see you (not/do) much. What you (do) all the morning?

28. My watch (go) for three days and it (not/stop) yet.

29. Can I see Doctor Trench? — I'm sorry, you can't, he (have) his breakfast

30. I (not/like) the girl, she continually (bother) me with silly questions.

5 Use one of the past tenses instead of the verbs in brackets.

1. He (read) his evening paper as usual when a friend of his (call) him on the telephone.

2. Mary (go) to the door and (lock) it and (return) with the key.

3. The storm (pass) and the sun (shine) on the green leaves of the trees.

4. When we (go) to see them last night they (play) chess, they said they (play) since six o'clock.

5. It (be) all so sudden that for a moment no one (know) what (happen).

6. Nobody (know) he (go) to London on Sunday.

7. Grant (go) to the drawing room where Alison (sit) with a book.

8. The boys (be tired) because they (play) football.

9. She (say) it in a voice he never (hear) before.

10. I (be) sure they (talk) about me, because they (break off) as soon as I (enter).

11. The rain that (fall) since the morning (stop) by the afternoon but a strong wind still (blow) and the sky (be covered) with dark clouds.

12. I (tremble) like a leaf.

13. He (make) tea and (eat) the biscuits Mrs Aberdeen (bring) him.

14. At the age of 74 he (be) excited as a boy about his expedition.

15. It (rain) heavily since the morning and she (not/allow) the children to go out.

16. When it (be) time to go I (ask) if I could see the room I (live) in for 5 years.

17. He (lie) there and (think) of what (happen).

18. When the dog (see) that the kettle (boil) he (growl) and (run) away. Poor thing!

19. I (finish) my work for the day and (rest) quietly in my armchair, thinking of the days that (go) by.

20. At that moment the phone bell (ring). Rose (take) up the receiver and (listen).

21. He (like) music very much but the piece she (play) (have) no melody for him. .

22. I (look) at her. She (smile) to herself and (not/answer) my question at once. I (repeat) it.

23. For some time she (not/realize) where she (be) and what (happen).

24. She (feel) chilly after she (swim) for an hour.

25. Near the gate he (see) the same red Mercedes he (pay) attention to at the station.

26. As they (stroll) up College Road, Paul (begin) talking about the exams he successfully (pass) in his Department.

27. He (not/be) a cruel man by nature and (be) secretly a little ashamed of the part he (play) during the last month.

28. Dixon (be) a bit disappointed, he (feel) none of the pleasurable excitement he (expect).

29. She (teach) Russian for 2 years when she (live) in Great Britain.

30. I (stand) at the window for some time, the sun (shine) and I (decide) to go for a walk.

6 Complete the sentences with the past simple or present perfect.

1. You (find) the key you (lose) yesterday? — Yes, I (find) it in the pocket of my other coat.

2. I (see) him in the laboratory today. We (be) there together.

3. You (see) him today? He's your friend as far as I know, help me to find him.

4. She (meet) them in the park this afternoon.

5. It's 8:30 and you (not/do) your morning exercises yet.

6. I (get up) with a headache today and (decide) to walk to my office instead of taking a bus. Now I'm feeling much better.

7. I hear you just (to get married). When the ceremony (take) place?

8. You (meet) any interesting people at the holiday camp?

9. Do you remember my name or you (forget) it?

10. Where you (buy) these lovely gloves?

11. Why you (shut) your book? Please open it again on page 7.

12. His first question to the girl (be): "Where you (see) the man?"

13. We never (meet) him. We don't know what he looks like.

14. Where's Tom? — I don't know. I (not/see) him today.

15. He (leave) for the Far East 3 years ago and I (not/see) him since.

16. I'm angry with Ann. She (keep) me waiting at the Institute for a long time this morning.

17. Why you (switch on) the light? It's not dark yet.

18. When it (happen)?

19. Where she (go)? Perhaps she's in the lab? - No, I just (be) there. It's locked.

20. I'm sorry. What you (say), Ann?

21. You (enjoy) Mary's singing?

22. His face seems familiar to me. When and where I (see) him?

23. Do you know that the English delegation already (leave) for London? — Yes, of course, my fellow and I (be) at the station to see them off.

24. When I (call) on him I (find) that he (be) out.

25. The new manager (have) many problems to solve since he (take over) six months ago.

26.1 know what your boss is like. I (work) for him two years ago.

27. When he (arrive)? — He (not/arrive) yet.

28. We (miss) the train. Now we'll have to wait.

29. You (see) Kitty on Monday? — Certainly not, I (be) so busy.

30. You (be) to the library this week?

7 Use the required future or present tense instead of the verbs in brackets.

1 Don't come so early. Jim still (sleep), I'm sure.

2. By the 1st of January he (work) at this firm for 3 years.

3 Another ten years and you (forget) all about it.

4 He (not/be satisfied) until he (get) an apology.

5'. As soon as we (hear) from the suppliers, we (let) you know when the goods (be) in stock.

6 This time tomorrow we (cross) the Atlantic.

7 By next Christmas I (live) in London for 2 years.

8. We (finish) the repairs to your car by tomorrow morning. It (be ready) for you at 11 o'clock.

9 If we don't hurry, the meeting (start) by the time we get there. 10 By the end of the next week he (be out) of hospital. 11. Do you think he (reach) the house when we (arrive)? 121 (let) you know as soon as I (finish) my work. 13'. We (go) to Scotland next summer. It (be) the first time we

(spend) a holiday there.

14. We'd better move the dining-table into the kitchen. We

(eat) there during the winter.

15 You (come) to the concert tonight? If so, we (meet) you there.

1б'. Stephen (not/be) happy until he (be promoted) to the Chief Accountant's job.

17 When Granny (arrive) I thijik she (be) very tired.

18. On the 7th of the next month they (be) married for exactly

19 You know it's Emily's birthday on Friday, don't you? — Actually I've forgotten. Thanks for reminding me. I (buy) her a present this afternoon. .

20. That child eats too much. He (be going) to be really overweight one day.

21. Don't phone her now. It's 4 o'clock and she (be busy) with

622 Where you (go) this summer? — We (go) to the Pyreneers for a couple of weeks in July to do some walking.

23. Why don't you come round at 9 o'clock? Everybody (go out) so it (be) nice and peaceful.

24 If I (come) and (see) the film with you on Saturday, I (see) it 6 times. But it's my favourite film of all time: I think you (love) it.

25. I think they (finish) building the house by the time the winter (come) and then we (move in) in the New Year.

26. They might be tired when you (see) them because they work hard.

27. You (eat) when you (get) here? If not, I (make) you something.

28. I hope I (find) a new job before the end of the year.

29. Look, why don't we go out for a drink after work? — I can't, I (meet) some friends for a meal and then we (go) to the cinema.

30. It's too stuffy in the room. You (open) the window or I (do) it for you?

8 Translate into English.

1. Мы сейчас очень заняты, так как завтра мы уезжаем.

2. Давайте пройдем на платформу, поезд прибывает через 5 минут.

3. Очень полезно прогуляться после ужина.

4. Надень пальто и шапку. На улице холодно, дует сильный ветер.

5. Когда мы катались на лыжах, начал идти снег.

6. Она долго сидела на скамейке с письмом в руках.

7. Останься со мной еще немного. Мы скоро будем пить чай.

8. Пока она убирала комнату, я готовила обед.

9. Он живет в Лондоне 5 лет. Его семья переехала туда из Манчестера.

10. Большое спасибо за сведения, которые вы мне дали.

11. Он приятный человек. Мы будем скучать, когда он уедет.

12. Он чувствовал себя виноватым, так как ни разу не позвонил ей.

13. Было чудесное воскресное утро в начале лета. Ярко светило солнце, пели птицы.

14. Я тебя не видел целую неделю. Ты была очень занята на работе?

15. Зачем ты открыла окно? На улице очень шумно.

16. Встречайте меня на вокзале, когда я вернусь из Лондона.

17. Когда они устраивают вечер, они обычно приглашают всю нашу семью.

18. Послушайте! В соседней комнате кто-то плачет.

19. Ты читал эту книгу, Том? — Конечно. Очень хорошая книга, я собираюсь прочесть ее еще раз.

20. Мой руки, ужин готов.

21. Они уже уехали? — Нет, они уезжают 3-часовым поез­дом.

22. По вечерам он имел обыкновение ходить на прогулку.

23. Я легко могу представить, что будут делать мои родите­ли, когда я приеду: отец будет читать свою любимую газету, а мама —готовить мой любимый торт.

24. Она долго работала в саду. Она не знала, что происхо­дит в доме.

25. Он пожалел, что сказал ей правду, когда увидел, что она плачет.

26. Мы обсудим все после того, как выпьем по чашке чая.

27. Мне бы хотелось знать, когда она приедет домой. Если она приедет в этом месяце, я постараюсь с ней увидеться.

28. Она закрывала окно, когда заметила, что кто-то подхо­дит к дому.

29. Анна думает, что они будут нас ждать ровно в 5.

30. Когда она садилась в автобус, он тронулся.

31. Он жил в Лондоне 5 лет, когда был ребенком. Он там родился.

32. Привет, Барбара! Я не видел тебя более года. Ты совсем не изменилась.

33. Он открыл книгу и увидел фотографию, которую долго искал до этого.

34. У тебя такой расстроенный вид. О чем они с тобой гово­рили?

35. Как жаль, что доктор ушел. Я не спросила его, когда принимать эти таблетки.

36. Не забудь взять цветы, когда пойдешь навестить Анну.

37. Ты видел Викторию сегодня? — Нет. Она больна. Она болеет уже 10 дней.

38. Вы часто ходите в театр? -*• Да, довольно часто, и се­годня иду.

39. Мы познакомились, когда сдавали вступительные экза­мены.

40. До этого года мы отдыхали в Италии, но этим летом собираемся в Болгарию.

41. Объясни мне, почему он рассердится, если я расскажу ему правду?

42. Я был очень занят с тех пор, как видел вас в последний раз.

43. Я думаю, они будут здесь через полчаса, если поезд не опоздает.

44. Вчера я прождала тебя у метро 20 минут и ушла домой. Почему ты не пришла?

45. Только по дороге в театр я вспомнила, что забыла дома бинокль.

46. Лето было очень жаркое, и все стремились уехать за город.

47. Он читал газету перед тем, как лечь спать, когда я заглянул к нему в комнату.

48. Она выглядела обеспокоенной и грустной. Мы собирались уезжать, а она была против.

49. Он долго жил здесь и знает город очень хорошо.

50. Я с ним сегодня не разговаривала. А ты видела его? — Да, я встретила его в читальном зале.
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