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Task 14. Use two or three words to complete the second sentence of each pair so that they mean the same as the first sentence.

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  2. A. Complete the sentences with the comparative forms of the adverbs in the box.
  3. A. Read the text about takeover and choose one of the three connectors to fill each gap.
  4. A. Read the text, give the English equivalents for the words in brackets, and single out the main items of the income statement.
  5. Add prefix re-. Translate the new words.
  6. All the verbs in the box relate to legal matters. Use them in the correct forms to complete the sentences.
  7. B) Substitute the words in italics with the idiom that would fit best in the context.
  8. B. Below is а list of words derived from the same stem. Indicate the parts of speech. Choose а suitable word for each blank in the sentences below.
  9. B. Compose your own word-combinations or sentences with the use of Participle II of the notional verb.
  10. B. Match the definitions with the italicized words and phrases from the text.


1. We haven’t got any matches to light the fire. – I wish _____ some matches.

2. I can’t afford that skirt. - I wish _____ that skirt.

3. She is very sad that she missed your wedding. - She _____ your wedding.

4. You always make a mess in the kitchen! - I wish _____ make a mess in the kitchen!

5. We were late for the train, so then we missed our flight! - If only _____ late for the train!

6. You live too far away, so we never see each other. - If only ____ closer to me.

7. I can’t do this biology homework. It’s too difficult. - I ____ better at biology.

8. I love China but I can’t speak the language. – I wish _____ Chinese.

9. I ate a disgusting pizza. - I wish _____ that pizza.

10. You’re always complaining! - I wish _____ stop complaining! [68]


Task 15. Choose the correct response.


1. I want to be there with you, but I’m too busy.

A. I wish you were here too.

B. I wish you had been here too.

C. If only you are here too.

2. You’re lazy and your room’s a mess and you haven’t done your homework.

A. I wish you stop criticizing me.

B. If only you shut up!

C. I wish you would stop criticizing me.

3. Our exam is on Thursday.

A. If only we won’t have to do this exam!

B. I wish we didn’t have to do this exam!

C. I wish the exam be on Friday.

4. You didn’t have to buy those new chairs. I’ve already ordered a new sofa.

A. If only you had told me earlier.

B. If only you told me earlier.

C. I wish you would tell me earlier.

5. There’ no room for all your friends to stay.

A. I wish there were more room.

B. I wish we had a bigger house.

C. If only we had a bigger house.

6. You have to keep working. All of this must be finished by 5 o’clock.

A. I wish you gave me a break.

B. I wish I could take a break.

C. If only I could stop now.

7. You’re too young to come in here.

A. I wish I was older.

B. If only I’m older.

C. I wish I can go in.

8. That film was absolutely terrible.

A. I wish we had gone somewhere else.

B. If only we saw a different film.

C. I wish we hadn’t wasted our money. [69]

Task 16. Complete the second sentence of each pair using the verbs in brackets so that they mean the same as the first sentences.

1. It was my first time in Scotland. (go)

I wish _____ Scotland before.

2. I hate smoking but I can’t give up! (stop)

I wish I ______ .

3. When I arrived the room was dirty. (clean)

I wish _____ before I arrived.

4. That lottery ticket was a winner, but you threw it away. (throw)

If only you _____ the ticket!

5. I love tennis, but I’m not very good at it. (be)

I wish ____ better at tennis.

6. I didn’t hear his lecture. I came too late. (hear)

I wish _____ that lecture.

7. I did not use all the opportunities.

I wish _____ the opportunities.

8. The exam is tomorrow and I haven’t finished the work yet.

I wish ______ studying earlier.

9. It will be nice if you could go with us.

I wish ______ go with us.


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