The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant
We had a discussion about story. It went very well, we all managed to express our opinion. We learned a lot of new words from this story. But I didn’t really like it, because it was simple. As you read the story, it was clear how it would go on and how it would end. But it’s a very instructive story.
Answer the questions
1. What was this story about?
This story was about Mathilde who was born into a family of clerks. She had no dowry, no expectations, no way of being known, understood, loved, married by any rich and distinguished man. And she suffered ceaselessly, feeling herself born to enjoy all delicacies and all luxuries. Continue reading “Home Reading. The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant”
It’s me and Elen in this picture. She is my childhood friend. We have known each other since kindergarten. We have studied together for 9 years, also we have attended music school together. She is my best friend and we’ve known each other for 13 years.
It’s an old picture, we were in middle school and were about 10 years old.
It was February 19, Book Donation Day. We were secretly photographed while giving books to each other.
We are little and very happy in this picture and every time seeing this picture I remember that happy day. That’s why I love it and keep it in my album.
A. Match the word in the left-hand column with its OPPOSITE in the right-hand column:
- popular – unpopular
- happy – sad
- late – early
- strong – weak
- upstairs – downstairs
- true – false
- lower – higher
- hard – soft
- lost – found
- dirty – clean
Continue reading “Vocabulary and Idiom Review”
Infinitive and Gerund Verbs followed by gerund nd infinitive
A: Put in the infinitive or the -ing form of the verb in brackets.
1. I was overjoyed to see (see) you at the party.
2. The nuclear station is not likely to blow up (blow up) although it may shut down.
3. Janice was sad to see (see) such poverty when she visited India.
4. It’s possible working (work) all day without being disturbed.
5. You are free leaving (leave) any time you want to. Continue reading “Exercises”
New grammar. Rewrite the sentences using must have, might have, or can’t have.
1 I’m sure the burglar got in through an open window.
The burglar must have got in through an open window.
2 Perhaps you left your bag on your seat in the restaurant.
You might have left …
3 I’m sure my wife didn’t take my keys. She never does that.
My wife can’t have taken …
4 Perhaps our neighbours have gone on holiday. There are no lights on in the house.
Our neighbours might have gone …
5 I’m sure the Mayor didn’t accept the bribe. He’s a very honest man.
The Mayor can’t have accepted …
6 Perhaps the thieves sold the stolen goods.
The thieves might have sold …
7 Im sure my girlfriend was at home last night. She was studying for an exam.
My girlfriend must have been …
8 I’m sure I didn’t borrow any money from you. I never forget things like that.
I can’t have borrowed …
Place one of the new words in each of the blanks below.
1. I have it on the highest authority that the lead in the play has been chosen.
2. I am going to encourage my brother to become a lawyer.
3. Uncle Sam is the well-known symbol of the United States.
4. We pay $5 a month to keep our house free from vermin.
5. When a country is neutral , it does not want to get involved in foreign conflict.
6. What type of art work do you consider to be beautiful?
7. The fierce lion clawed at the visitors to the zoo.
8. To hear the wail of a person in sorrow is to hear a dismal* sound.
9. Only a trifle of Ivan’s fortune was left to his human beneficiaries; most of the money was
given to his cats.
1 0. I detest people who are jealous* of my success.
11. The unpleasant salesgirl always had a scowl on her face.
12. My father warned me not to sneer at our poor relatives.
a Rewrite the bold sentence sentence with must / might (not) / can’t + have + verb.
1. I’m sure Ben has read my email. I sent it yesterday.
1. Ben must have read my email…
2. Holly’s crying. Perhaps she’s had an argument with her boyfriend.
2. …She might have had an argument with her boyfriend.
3. I’m sure Sam and Ginny haven’t got lost. They had a map.
3. Sam and Ginny can’t have got lost…
4. You saw Ellie yesterday? That’s impossible, She was in bed with flu.
4. You can’t saw Ellie yesterday… Continue reading “Exercises”