Assignment for 16.11.2020

Read the passages and match the headlines with the passages.

Plan beforehand

2. Carnival roots
3. The best viewpoints
4. Styles of dancing
5. A music group for a street
6. Carnival’s music
7. The time for pleasure
8. The time to attend the Carnival

A. 8. The time to attend the Carnival
Carnival is the most famous holiday in Brazil and has become a world-famous annual celebration. It is celebrated in towns and villages throughout Brazil for almost a week 40 days before Easter, which is usually in February, the hottest month in the Southern Hemisphere. Officially, it starts on Saturday and finishes on Fat Tuesday with the beginning of Lent on Ash Wednesday, during which some Christians give up something that they enjoy.

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Assignments for 30.11.2020

a.Underline the right pronoun.
1 One / you can often tell where people are from by the way they speak.
2 Can you put my case on the rack above yourself / you?  
3 Sally and her sister look incredibly like each other / one another. Are they twins?
4 Steve’s a really private person and he rarely talks about him / himself
5 Either Suzie or Mark has left her / their bag behind, because there’s only one in the back of the car.   
6 When a person goes to live abroad it may take them / him a while to pick up the language.
7 They / One say that eating tomatoes can help protect the body against certain diseases.

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Exercises

a. Rewrite the underlined phrase using the + an adjective.
1. The people from the Netherlands are very good at languages.
The Dutch are very good at languages.
2. The people who had injures were taken to hospital.
The injured were taken to the hospital.
3. The system of reading for people who can’t see is called Braille.
The system of reading for the deaf is called Braille.
4. The people from France enjoy eating good food.
French people enjoy eating good food.
5. A nurse’s job is to look after the people who aren’t well.
A nurse’s job is to look after the sick.
6. I think the people from Switzerland are very punctual.
I think the Swiss are very punctual.
7. The worst season for people without a home is winter.
The worst season for the homeless winter.
8. There is a discount for students and people without a job.
There is a discount for students and the unemployed.

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“Magic Lavash” Translation

The power of your lavash hasn’t disappeared my son. May your mother’s hands stay strong, they returned my eyesight.
And the old man added:
– And lavash decreased my son because you didn’t earn it yourself.
With hesitation and tired Nagash slept. In his dream from a distance, very far he heard his grandfather’s words “Your lavash will be magical again when you irrigate it with your own sweat “.
Nagash woke up and went to his native village. He entered his native home silently then climbed the slope in front. Cleared a lavash- sized ground from stones Sowed his field, irrigate with sweat and the ground gave him harvest. And Nagash remembered his childhood lavash and magic words of his grandfather, ” Remember my son, the happiness is only in work and the luck is in the homeland”.

Home Reading.  The Necklace by  Guy de Maupassant

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”

A photo from my album

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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.

Exercises

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.
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Exercise

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.
can’t have borrowed 

Fill in the Blanks

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.