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Words and expressions. .

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  1. Complete this memo with the words given below. Translate it into Russian.
  2. Fill in the correct word derived from the words at the end of the sentence.
  3. I. Read the list of adjectives below and find the pairs of opposite words.
  4. I. Read the text once again and find in the text the English equivalents of the following Russian words. Make up your own sentences with these words.
  5. I. Suggest English equivalents of the following expressions and use them in your own sentences based on the text.
  6. I. Suggest Russian equivalents of the following expressions and use them in your own sentences based on the text.
  7. I. Suggest Russian equivalents of the following expressions.
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to build (built, built) [bIld, bIlt] строить
to rebuild (rebuilt,   перестраивать
fortification   укрепление
to cross   пересекать
defence   защита
peace [pÖs] мир
Norman   норманнский
conquest   завоевание
to continue   продолжать (ся)
terrible   ужасный
plague [pleIg] чума
to destroy   разрушать
fire   пожар
Londoner   житель Лондона
to spread (spread, spread)   простираться, разверты­
    вать (ся)
further   дальше, далее
outwards   наружу
ant inwards   внутрь
to surround   окружать
surrounding   окружающий
metropolis   столица
square (=sq.) [skwe@] квадратный
kilometre (^km.)   километр
suburbs   пригород
beyond   за, за пределами
gradual   постепенный
growth   рост
a number of   несколько
distinct   четкий
character   характер
the West End   Уэст-Энд (западная фе­шенебельная часть Лон­
east   восток
east of the centre   к востоку от центра
site   местоположение, участок, площадка
original   первоначальный
Roman   Римский
exciting [Ik'saItIÎ] интересный, волнующий
independence   независимость
traditional   традиционный
role   роль
commerce ['komýs] торговля
thread   нить
needle   игла
stock   акции и облигации
stock exchange   фондовая биржа
gent = gentlemen    
bowler   котелок
hat   шляпа
pin-striped   в полоску
suit   костюм
rolled   закрытый
umbrella [öm'brel@] зонт
to involve   привлекать
men involved in business   люди, занятые в бизнесе


Unit forty three

Driving a car


One of the evenings Mr. Hill and a few participants decided to go to the cinema to see the film, the latest Oscar Award winner. Before the film was to start they had an hour at their disposal. And they decided to have a ride around London by Mr. Hill's car.

David: What would you like to see during this hour in London?

Anton: And what would you recommend?

David: We might have a ride through this entertainment area around Leicester Square and then through the Strand fa­mous for its rich hotels. Then we could also drive to St Paul's Cathedral. It looks majestic in the evening lights.

Anton: We would be glad to see all that.

David: Then let's start the journey.

Anton: ... By the way, I know that when you were in Russia you hired a car and drove it a few days. Was it very difficult to drive on the right?

David: Oh, it was very difficult at first. It was necessary to con­centrate... especially when I wanted to overtake. But the hardest were roundabouts. Well, you know, we Englishmen have always driven on the left and are accustomed to that.

Anton: Did you usuaully find the ways very easily?

David: I wouldn't say so. Once it was terrible. I was in a traffic jam for an hour and then I got lost. But finally everything was all right. I should let bygones be bygones.

Anton: I always wonder how fast your cars and buses go along these narrow streets. It is fantastic. You must be all very good drivers!

There are speed limits — 30 or 40 miles per hour in or near towns in England and 70mph on motorways. The driver must wear a seat belt and so must the front seat passenger. Two yellow lines on the load mean no parking. One yellow line means parking is restiicted. In some big towns the car may be clamped and towed away if it is parked illegally. It is very expensive to get the car back. All the rules and regulations on driving are fully described in The Highway Code.

Petrol stations or garages are often self-service. The driver can select 4 star (super), unleaded petrol or diesel from the automatic pump and pay the cashier. If the pump is not automatic there is an attendant to help.

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