This Handbook is intended for the students who learn English as their second foreign language on the level of beginners.
The Handbook consists of twelve units which contain a set of exercises aimed at training and consolidating the vocabulary of everyday topics and in this it fully meets the requirements of the approved Curriculum on oral and written speech practice of English as second foreign language.
Apart from traditional lexical exercises the students will find here exercises on translation from Russian into English and tasks that develop their oral speech skills.
The Key section at the end of the Handbook makes it possible to use it not only in the classroom but also for the students’ autonomous work.
UNIT I. GETTING TO KNOW YOU
Ex. 1. Find the words from column B to match their description in column A.
|1) an arranged meeting between a man and a woman who don’t know each other||a) poor|
|2) having stopped working, usually because of your age||b) agony aunt|
|3) not formal or not for a formal situation||c) outgoing|
|4) in or from a country that is not your own||d) fun|
|5) having very little or no money||e) advise|
|6) someone who is attractive||f) star sign|
|7) to tell someone what you think they should do (in a particular situation)||g) relationship|
|8) an activity that is very enjoyable and exciting; a person who is amusing and enjoyable to be with||h) couple|
|9) two things or people of the same kind||i) foreign|
|10) one of the twelve signs of the ZODIAC||j) blind date|
|11) a period of study in a particular subject at university||k) grow up|
|12) to gradually change from being a child to being an adult||l) good-looking|
|13) the way that two people feel about each other||m) retired|
|14) a person who writes in a newspaper or magazine and helps people with their personal problems||n) course|
|15) someone who likes to meet and talk to new people||o) casual|
|16) to or in the centre or main business area of a town or city||p) graduate|
|17) to complete a course of education (at a college or university)||q) downtown|
Ex. 2. Match synonymous words and expressions.
|1) hard||a) sociable|
|2) kid||b) pair|
|3) learn||c) give up work|
|4) good-looking||d) strange|
|5) funny||e) difficult|
|6) couple||f) offer suggestions|
|7) foreign||g) amusing|
|8) retire||h) child|
|9) advise||i) attractive|
|10) outgoing||j) study|
Ex. 3. Match antonymous words and expressions.
|1) casual||a) single|
|2) difficult||b) often|
|3) foreign||c) keep working|
|4) married||d) unsuccessful|
|5) poor||e) formal|
|6) retire||f) terrible|
|7) successful||g) native|
|8) wonderful||h) uncomfortable|
|9) comfortable||i) easy|
|10) sometimes||j) rich|
Ex. 4. Complete the charts below. Mind some spelling changes.
|1. advice 2. ---- 3. graduation 4. ----||---- design ---- inform||1. fun 2. success 3. ---- 4. retirement||---- ---- poor ----|
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