D. Make up short dialogues expressing lack of certainty and surprise. Use prompts given below.
e.g. If I remember rightly, Vladimir Lenin studied in Kazan.
Really? It’s news to me. When was it?
1) There are more than 200 holidays in Russia and only 7 are state ones!
2) In 1240 Kiev was destroyed by the Mongols.
3) The first animal in space was a Russian dog, Laika.
4) Viking Rurik founded the first Russian dynasty in Novgorod.
5) 13 cities in Russia have population over 1 m.
6) The USSR was divided into fifteen independent republics.
7) The Russian Federation is home to as many as 160 different ethnic groups.
SAYING NUMBERS
 Numbers
 100 a/one hundred
1000 a/one thousand
1 000 000 (1m ) a/one million
3 000 000 000 (3bn) three billion
 Bigger numbers
 3 560 three thousand five hundred andsixty (BrE)
sixty (AmE)
598, 374 five hundred and ninetyeight thousand, three hundred and forty
seven(BrE)
ninetyeight thousand, three hundred fortyseven(AmE)
 Decimals
 Vulgar fractions

16.5 sixteen point five
17.38 % seventeen point three eight percent
0.185 (nought) point one eight five
 1/8 a/one eighth
3/8 three eighths
1/2 a/one half
3/4 three quarters
20/83 twenty over eighty three
   
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