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1. Write a or an before the indefinite singular nouns.

Don't write anything in the blank before the indefi­nite plural or noncount nouns.

A.: You have ______ nice things here. This is ______ un­usual calendar. And these are______beautiful shoes.

Т.: Jean has ______ new records, _______ new blouse,______postcards, and ... Jean, why are you keeping______four old movie tickets?

/.: Oh, they're just______souvenirs. We went to remember ______special evening.

A.: Hmmmm ... you have______menu from_____nice res­taurant, too. Look at this! They serve______great food, I bet.

Т.: Is the menu from ______ date with ______ two special guys?

L.: Um ... I ... you see, sometimes we get lost in______city, and then we ask______people for______direction, and then ...

A.: Tell us about them. Are they handsome? What do they do for a living? Do they have ______money? Are you going to see them again? Well?

 

2. Insert a or an if necessary.

1. My neighbour is ... photographer; let's ask him for ... advice about colour films. 2. We had ... fish and ... chips for ... lunch. That doesn't sound ... very interesting lunch. 3. I had ... very bad night; I didn't sleep ... wink. 4. He is ... vegetarian; you won't get ... meat at his house. He'll give you ... nut cutlet. Last time I had ... nut cutlet I had ... indisgestion. 5. ... travel agent would give you ... information about ... hotels. 6. We'd better go by ... taxi if we can get ... taxi at such ... hour as 2 a.m. 7. ... person who suffers from ... claustrofobia has ... dread of being confined in ... small space, and would always prefer ... stairs to ... lift. 8. Do you take ... sugar in ... coffee? I used to, but now I'm on ... diet. I'm trying to lose ... weight. 9. ... man suffering from ... shock should not be given anything to drink. 10. You'll get ... shock if you touch ... live wire with that screw­driver. Why don't you get ... screwdriver with ... insulated handle? 11. It costs fifty-five and ... half pence and I've got ... fifty pence piece. You can pay by ... cheque here. But can I write ... cheque for fifty-five and ... half pence? 12. ... Mr Smith is ... old customer and ... honest man. Why do you say that? Has he been accused of ... dishonesty? 13. I'm not ... wage-earner; I'm ... self-employed man. I have ... business of my own. Then you're not ... worker; you're ... capitalist! 14. When he was charged with ... murder he said he had ... alibi. 15. ... friend of mine is expecting ... baby. If it's ... girl she's going to be called Etheldreda. What ... name to give ... girl! 16. I have ... hour and ... half for lunch. I only have ... half ... hour-barely ... time for ... smoke and ... cup of coffee. 17. I hope you have ... lovely time and ... good weather; but I'm not going for ... holiday; I'm going on ... business. 18. He looked at me with ... hor­ror when I explained that I was ... double agent. 19. I wouldn't climb ... mountain for £1,000! I have ... horror of ... heights. 20. I have ... headache and ... sore throat. I think I've got ... cold. I think you're getting ... flu. 21. ... Mr Jones called while you were out (neither of us knows this man). He wants to make ... complaint about ... article in the paper. He was in ... very bad temper. 22. If you go by ... train you can have quite ... comfortable journey, but make sure you get ... express, not ... train that stops at all the sta­tions. 23. ... few people know (hardly any one knows) that there is ... secret passage from this house to ... old smugglers' cave in the cliffs. 24. I'm having ... few friends in to ... coffee tomorrow even­ing. Would you like to come? I'd love to, but I'm afraid I'm going to ... concert. 25. It's time you had ... holiday. You haven't had ... day off for ... month. 26. He broke ... leg in ... skiing accident. It's still in ... plaster. 27. I want ... assistant with ... knowledge of French and ... experience of ... office routine. 28. I see that your house is built of ... wood. Are you insured against ... fire? 29. The escaping prisoner camped in ... wood but he didn't light ... fire be­cause ... smoke rising frok the wood might attract ... attention. 30. I had ... amazing experience last night. I saw ... dinosaur eating ... meat pie in ... London park. You mean you had ... nightmare. Anyway, dinosaurs didn't eat ... meat. 31. I'll pay you ... hundred ... week. It's not ... enormous salary but after all you are ... com­pletely unskilled man. 32. If you kept ... graph you could see at ... glance whether you were making ... profit or ... loss. 33. ... little





(hardly anything) is known about the effect of this drug; yet ... chemist will sell it to you without ... prescription. 34. I have ... little money left; let's have dinner in ... restaurant. 35. Would it be ... trouble to you to buy me ,... newspaper on our way home? 36. ... man is ... reasoning animal.

 

3. Supply a/an or one in these sentences.

1. I need ... picture-hook to hang this picture. 2. Did you say you wanted ... picture-hook or two? 3. ... nail won't be enough for this job. I need several. 4. You should use ... hammer to drive in those nails. 5. How many orange juices did you say? — Just ... orange juice, please. 6. You should get out into the fresh air on ... day like this! 7. ... day, many years later, I learnt the truth. 8. I was out walking late ... evening when I saw ... strange object in the sky. 9. He says he's going to be ... millionaire ... day. 10. There were over ... hundred people at the party. 11. Have you ever seen ... silent movie? 12. I've only ever seen ... silent movie.



 

4. Insert a/an or one if necessary.

1. ... of my friends advised me to take ... taxi; another said that there was quite ... good bus service. 2. ... friend of mine lent me ... book by Meredith. I've only ... more chapter to read. Would you like ... loan of it afterwards? No, thanks. I read ... of his books ... few years ago and didn't like it. Besides I have ... library book to finish. If I don't take it back tomorrow I'll have to pay ... fine. 3. ... man I met on the train told me ... rather unusual story. 4. Most people like ... rest after ... hard day's work, but Tom seemed to have ... inexhaustible supply of energy. 5. I've told you ... hundred times not to come into ... room with ... hat on. 6. It's unlucky to light three cigarettes with ... match. That's only ... superstition. Only ... idiot believes in superstitions. 7. He says ... caravan is not good; he needs ... cottage. 8. ... plate is no good; we need ... dozen. 9. Last time there was ... fog here ... plane crash-landed in ... field near the airport. The crew had ... lucky escape. ... man broke his leg; the rest were unhurt. 10. You've been ... great help to me; ... day I will repay you. 11. My car broke down near ... bus stop. There was ... man waiting for ... bus, so I asked him for ... advice. 12. He took ... quick look at my car and said, "Buy ... new ... ." 13. There was ... woman there. The rest were men. 14. Could you lend me ... dictionary, please? I'm trying to do ... crossword puzzle. I'm afraid I've only got ... dictionary, and Tom's borrowed it. 15. ... chop won't be enough for Tom; he'll want two; he's ... small man but he's got ... big appetite. 16. "I want ... volunteers for ... dangerous job," said the captain. There was ... long before. "Isn't there even ... man who will take ... risk?" he asked. ... voice called out from the back, "Will there be ... reward?" 17. I have ... flat on the top floor. You get ... lovely view from there. 18. ... day a new director arrived. He was ... ambitious, bad-tempered man, and the staff took ... instant dislike to him. 19. Suddenly ... bullet struck ... street lamp ... little to Bill's left. He looked up and saw ... man with ... gun standing at ... open window. 20. Bill fired back twice. ... bullet hit the wall, the other broke ... pane of ... glass. He heard ... angry shout. 21. ... day — it was ... dry day with ... good visibility — Tom was driving along ... country road in ... borrowed car. 22. You're making ... mistake after another. Have you ... hango­ver, or something? No, but I had ... very bad night last night. The people next door were having ... party. ... bad night shouldn't have such ... effect in your work. I often have three bad nights in succession. I live in ... very noisy street.

 

5. Supply a/an where necessary.

1. I'm going to bed. I've got ... headache. 2. I was awake all night with ... toothache. 3. I think Gillian's got ... flue. 4. The children are in bed with ... mumps. 5. Mind you don't catch ... cold. 6. ... measles can be very unpleasant. 7. Don't come near me. I've got ... sore throat. 8. I think I've got ... cold! 9. I've had ... terrible backache. 10. I often suffer from ... backache.

 

6. Do you need a definite article? Open the brackets.

Hi, I'm Cidy Castello. My parents and I came to New York three years ago. We're from Greenville, Tennessee. Greenville is a small place where (unemployment) is very high. So you can imagine that my parents didn't decide to come here because of (freedom) that (people) try to find in a place like New York. We didn't come to live near (skyscrapers) of Manhattan either. Like most people we don't like (noise). And (noise) of traffic in New York is worse than in Greenville. We hate (dirt) that you find in big cities, too. But we still moved. Why? — We did what (people) have always done in (history)of the USA. We moved to

a new place that offered better chances for us. And that meant new jobs for my father and my mother.

 

7. Write a/ an or no word in the blank before each indefinite noun. Write the before each definite noun.

Т.: Where is .............. menu from?

J: It is from ........... French restaurant downtown. They have ............. delicious food and ............ elegant atmosphere.

A.: How about .......... hotel? Is that ..............postcard of it?

J".: Yes it is............. rooms in ........... hotel have ...........wonderful views from them. And this is ........... picture of..........famous statue. It's ........... landmark in ......... main square in

......... downtown section of ........... city. And here's ......... post­card of........... big park in .........middle of........ business section. We love ............. fountain in it. Doesn't it look beautiful in .........sun? There are .......... fish in ........... water, and ........... people play ........... guitar music in ............ park all day long. And look at this picture! It's ........... amazing flower market, and ... .

 

8. Insert the if necessary.

1. ... youngest boy has just started going to ... school; ... eld­est boy is at ... college. 2. She lives on ... top floor of an old house. When ... wind blows, all ... windows rattle. 3. ... darkness doesn't worry ... cats; ... cats can see in ... dark. 4. My little boys say that they want to be ... spacemen, but most of them will probably end up in ... less dramatic jobs. 5. Do you know ... time? Yes, ... clock in ... hall has just struck nine. Then it isn't ... time to go yet. 6. He was sent to ... prison for ... six months for ... shop-lifting. When ... six months are over he'll be released; ... difficulty then will be to find ... work. Do you go to ... prison to visit him? 7. I went to ... school to talk to ... headmistress. I per­suaded her to let Ann give up ... gymnastics and take ... ballet lessons instead. 8. ... ballet isn't much use for ... girls; it is much better to be able to play ... piano. 9. I am on ... night duty. When you go ... bed, I go to ... work. 10. Peter's at ... office but you could get him on ... phone. There's a telephone box just round ... corner. 11. He got ... bronchitis and was taken to ... hospital. I expect they'll send him home at ... end of ... week. Have you rung ... hospital to ask how he is? 12. Ann's habit of riding a motorcycle up and down ... road early in ... morning annoyed ...neighbours and in ... end they took her to ... court. 13. He first went to ... sea in a Swedish ship, so as well as learning ... navi­gation he had to learn ... Swedish. 14. ... family hotels are ... ho­tels which welcome ... parents and ... children. 15. On ... Sundays my father stays in ... bed till ten o'clock, reading ... Sunday pa­pers. 16. Then he gets up, puts on ... old clothes, has ... breakfast and starts ... work in ... garden. 17. My mother goes to ... church in ... morning, and in ... afternoon goes to visit ... friends. 18. Like many women, she loves ... tea parties and ... gossip. 19. My parents have ... cold meat and ... salad for ... supper, ... winter and ... summer. 20. During ... meal he talks about ... gar­den and she tells him ... village gossip. 21. We have a very good train service from here to ... city centre and most people go to ... work by train. You can go by ... bus too, of course, but you can't get a season ticket on ... bus. 22. ... dead no longer need ... help. We must concern ourselves with ... living. We must build ... houses and ... schools and ... playgrounds. 23. I'd like to see ... Mr Smith, please. Do you mean ... Mr Smith who works in ... box office or ... other Mr Smith? 24. Did you come by ... air? No, I came by ... sea. I had a lovely voyage on ... Queen Elizabeth II. 25. ... most of ... stories that ... people tell about ... Irish aren't true. 26. ... married couples with ... children often rent ... cottages by ... seaside for ... summer holidays. ... men hire boats and go for ... trips along ... coast; ... children spend ... day on ... beach and ... poor mothers spend ... most of ... time doing ... cooking and cleaning. 27. It's usually safe to walk on ... sand, but here, when ... tide is coming in, ... sand becomes dangerously soft. ... people have been swallowed up by it. 28. When ... Titanic was crossing ... Atlantic she struck an iceberg which tore a huge hole in her bow ... captain ordered ... crew to help ... passengers into ... boats. 29. Everywhere ... man has cut down ... forests in order to cultivate ... ground, or to use ... wood as ... fuel or as ... building material. 30. But ... interference with ... nature often brings ... disaster ...; tree-felling sometimes turns ... fertile land into a dist-bowl. 31. ... people think that ... lead is ... heaviest metal, but ... gold is heavier. 32. Our air hostess said: "... rack is only for ... light articles. ...; heavy things such as ... bottles must be put on .. floor." 33. ... windows are supposed to let in ... light; but ... windows of this house are so small that we have to have ... elec­tric light on all ... time. 34. There'll always be a conflict between old and ... young. ... young people want ... change but ... old people want ... things to stay ... same. 35. ... power tends to cor­rupt and ... absolute power corrupts absolutely. 36. You can fool some of ... people all ... time, and all ... people some of ... time; but you cannot fool all ... people all ... time.

 

9. Put in a, the or one only where necessary.

HERE'S HEALTH!

"I think that's all, Mrs Grant," Dr Grey said as she handed her ... list of prescriptions. ... list was very long and Mrs Grant almost fainted as she tried to read it. She had ... headache and ... cold and felt as if she was getting ... flu. On top of this, one of her children was in bed with ... mumps. "I've prescribed some pills for ... high blood pressure as well," Dr Grey said. "How many do I have to take — ... pill ... day?" "No. One pill with each meal. Three pills ... day." Mrs Grant thanked ... doctor and walked out of her surgery with some difficulty. She staggered into the local chemist's and handed ... long prescription list to Mr Burt, ... chemist. Mr Burt greeted her cheerfully. "Good morning, Mrs Grant," he said, glancing at ... list. "What a list! I trust you're keeping well!"

 

10. Supply the or "—".

1. A lot of people are giving up ... meat. 2. ... meat we had for lunch last Sunday was very tough. 3. As some one said, ... life is just one damned thing after another. 4. I don't know much about ... life of ... Napoleon. 5. ... running is supposed to be good for you. 6. I ought to be fit with all ... running I do, but I don't feel fit. 7. Which is our favourite colour? ... Red. 8. I think ... red one will suit you best. ... red is more your colour. 9. We learnt ... English at school, but ... English we learnt was useless. 10. ... London is a safe city today, but ... London of the 18th century was pretty rough. 11. ... watches have become very cheap and very attractive. 12. Most of ... watches you see today work on ... quartz. 13. ... indoor plants require a lot of effort and attention. 14. ... Bach gives me a great deal of pleasure. 15. ... Bach record­ing you bought for my birthday is first class. 16. What has been the longest period of ... peace in ... history? 17. If you study ... History, you've got to read a lot. 18. ... fasting during ... Ramadan is more difficult in the summer months. 19. ... journeys to unknown places require a lot of preparation. 20. ... lives of ... poets and ... musicians have often been unbearably difficult. 21. I'm not interested in the price of ... silver or the price of ... gold. 22. ... time is ... money. 23. I can never regret ... time I've spent enjoying myself. 24. I often listen to ... music and I like ... jazz best.

 

11. Supply a or the in the following text.

We wanted to reach ... small village and knew we must be near. Then we saw ... woman just ahead and some children play­ing. When we stopped to ask the way, ... woman said she was ... stranger herself. We called out to ... children, but they ignored us. Just then two men came along and we asked them the way. ... men didn't know, but at least were helpful. "There is ... signpost a mile along this road," one of them said. We drove to ... signpost eagerly. This was what it said: NORTH POLE 6,000 MILES.

 

12. Put in a or the.

ANCIENT SECRETS

Mr Denys Stocks, ... retired policeman, has just been given ... B. Sc. for twelve years' research into ancient Egyptian indus­trial methods. Egyptologists have often wondered how ... Egyp­tians were able to cut such hard stone and how they produced such fine jewellery. Mr Stocks has shown that ... Egyptians used saws and drills. ... saws and drills were made of copper, which is very soft. But ... Egyptian craftsmen made ... cut in ... stone with

...... soft saw. Then ... craftsmen turned them into very powerful

tools. First ... craftsman made ... cut in ... stone with ... soft saw. Then ... craftsman poured sand into ... cut. ... hard sand got into ... teeth of ... saw and did ... cutting. In this way, ... worker could cut basalt, one of the hardest rocks. ... sand he used turned into very fine powder. ... powder was then used by jewellers to cut precious stones and to make delicate jewellery.

 

13. Supply the or "—".

1. I've always understood ... Dark Ages to refer to ... Medie­val Europe. 2. Ferguson has travelled everywhere from ... Central Asia to ... Arctic. 3. I've been to ... Brazil and ... Argentina, but I've never been to ... USA. 4. I'd love to do a tour of European capitals and visit ... London, ... Paris, and ... Vienna. 5. What's your address? I live in ... Montague Road, number 27. 6. I could never afford to stay at hotels like ... Brown's or ... Hilton. 7. Karl \vas born in ... Bavaria, but he now lives in ... Ohio. 8. You can't visit ... London without seeing ... Buckingham Palace. 9. I've been climbing in ... Alps, but I've never managed to get up ... Mont Blanc. 10. A lot of people have tried to cross ... Sahara without being properly prepared. 11. I'd love to travel down ... Nile as far as ... Luxor. 12. There's a splendid view of ... Lake Geneva from this hotel. 13. We had an early dinner at ... Leoni's and then go to a play at ... Globe Theatre. 14. Go down ... Oxford Street till you come to ... Oxford Circus, then turn right. 15. Do you know the song about ... London Bridge?

 

14. Insert a, an or the if necessary.

1. There was ... knock on ... door. I opened it and found ... small dark man in ... blue overcoat and ... woollen cap. 2. He said he was ... employee of ... gas company and had come to read ... meter. 3. But I had ... suspicion that he wasn't speaking ... truth because ... meter readers usually wear ... peaked caps. 4. However, I took him to ... meter, which is in ... dark cor­ner under ... stairs (... meters are usually in ... dark corners under ... stairs). 5. I asked if he had ... torch; he said he disliked torches and always read ... meters by ... light of ... match. 6. I remarked that if there was ... leak in ... gaspipe there might be ... explosion while he was reading ... meter. 7. He said, "As ... matter of ... fact, there was ... explosion in ... last house I visited; and Mr Smith, ... owner of ... house, was burnt in ... face."8. "Mr Smith was holding ... lighted match at ... time of ... explosion." 9. To prevent ... possible repetition of this accident, I lent him ... torch. 10. He switched on ... torch, read ... meter and wrote ... reading down on ... back of ... envelope. 11. I said in ... surprise that ... meter readers usually put ... readings down in ... book. 12. He said that he had had ... book but that it had been burnt in ... fire in ... Mr Smith's house. 13. By this time I had come to ... conclusion that he wasn't ... genuine meter reader; and ... moment he left ... house I rang ... police. 14. Are John and Mary ... cousins? — No, they aren't ... cousins; they are ... brother and ... sister. 15. ... fog was so thick that we couldn't see ... side of ... road. We followed ... car in front of us and hoped that we were going ... right way. 16. I can't remember ... exact date of ... storm, but I know it was ... Sunday because everybody was at ... church. On ... Mon­day ... post didn't come because ... roads were blocked by ... fallen trees. 17. Peter thinks that this is quite ... cheap restaurant. 18. There's been ... murder here. — Where's ... body? — There isn't ... body. — Then how do you know there's been ... murder? 19. Number ... hundred and two, ... house next door to us, is for sale. It's quite ... nice house with ... big rooms. ... back win­dows look out on ... park. 20. I don't know what ... price ... owners are asking. But Dry and Rot are ... agents. You could give them ... ring and make them ... offer. 21. ... postman's little boy says that he'd rather be ... dentist than ... doctor, because ... dentists don't get called out at ... night. 22. Just as ... air hostess (there was only one on the plane) was handing me ... cup of ... coffee ... plane gave ... lurch and ... coffee went all over ... person on ... other side of ... gangway. 23. There was ... collision between ... car and ... cyclist at ... crossroads near ... my house early in ... morning. ... cyclist was taken to ... hospital with ... concussion. ... driver of ... car was treated for ... shock. ... witnesses say that ... car was going at ... seventy miles ... hour. 24. Professor Jones, ... man who discovered ... new drug that everyone is talking about, refused to give ... press conference. 25. Peter Piper, ... student in ... professor's college, asked him why he refused to talk to ... press. 26. We're going to ... tea with ... Smiths today, aren't we? Shall we take ... car? — We can go by ... car if you wash ... car first. We can't go to ... Mrs Smith's in ... car all covered with ... mud. 27. He got ... job in ... south and spent ... next two years doing ... work he really enjoyed.28. It is ... pleasure to do ... business with such ... efficient organization. 29. ... day after ... day passed without ... news, and we began to lose ... hope. 30. Would you like to hear ... story about ... Englishman, ... Irish­man and ... Scotsman? — No. I've heard ... stories about ... English­men, ... Irishmen and ... Scotsmen before and they are all ... same. 31. But mine is not ... typical story. In my story ... Scotsman is generous, ... Irishman is logical and ... Englishman is roman­tic.— Oh, if it's ... fantastic story. I'll listen with ... pleasure. 32. My aunt lived on ... ground floor of ... old house on ... River Thames. She was very much afraid of ... burglars and al­ways locked up ... house very carefully before she went to ... bed. She also took ... precaution of looking under ... bed to see if ... burglar was hiding there. 33. "... modern burglars don't hide under ... beds," said her-daughter. "I'll go on looking just ... same," said my aunt. 34. One morning she rang her daughter in ... triumph. "I found ... burglar under ... bed ... last night," she said, "and he was quite ... young man." 35. ... apples are sold by ... pound. These are forty pence ... pound.

36. It was ... windy morning but they hired ... boat and went for ... sail along ... coast. In ... afternoon ... wind increased and they soon found themselves in ... difficulties.

 

15. In the following sentences supply the articles (a, an, or the) if they are necessary. If no article is neces­sary, leave the space blank.

1. Jason's father bought him ... bicycle that he had wanted for his birthday. 2. ... Statue of Liberty was a gift of friendship from ... France to ... United States. 3. Rita is studying ... English and ... math this semester. 4. ... judge asked ... witness to tell ... truth. 5. Please give me ... cup of... coffee with ... cream and ... sugar. 6. ... big books on ... table are for my history class.

7. No one in ... Spanish class knew ... correct answer to ... Mr. Perea's question. 8. My ... car is four years old and it still runs well. 9. When you go to ... store, please buy ... bottle of ... chocolate milk and ... dozen oranges. 10. There are"only ... few seats left for ... tonight's musical at ... university. 11. John and Marcy went to ... school yesterday and then studied in ... library before returning home. 12. ... Lake Erie is one of ... five great Lakes in ... North America.

13. On our trip to ... Spain, we crossed ... Atlantic Ocean. 14. ... Mount Rushmore is the site of ... magnificent tribute to ... four great American presidents. 15. What did you eat for ... breakfast this morning? 16. Louie played ... basketball and ... baseball at ... Boys' Club this year.

17. Rita plays ... violin and her sister plays ... guitar. 18. While we were in ... Alaska, we saw ... Eskimo village. 19. Phil can't go to ... movies tonight because he has to write ... essay.

20. David attended ... Princeton University. 21. Harry has been admitted to ... School of Medicine at ... Midwestern university. 22. Mel's grandmother is in ... hospital, so we went to visit her ... last night. 23. ... political science class is taking ... trip to ... Russia in ... spring. 24. ... Queen Elisabeth II is ... monarch of ... Great Britain. 25. ... Declaration of Independence was drawn up in 1776. 26. Scientists hope to send ... expedition to ... Mars during ... 1989. 27. Last night there was ... bird singing outside my house. 28. ... chair that you are sitting on is broken.

29. ... Civil War was fought in ... United States between 1861 and 1865. 30. ... Florida State University is smaller than ... University of Florida.

 

16.Put in a(n) or the if necessary.

1. She wants to be ... architect. 2. What's ... time? 3. I like ... music. 4. "What's your husband interested in?" " ... cars and ... money." 5. I went to get ... photos, but they weren't ready.

6. "Who broke the window?" "I don't know. Somebody threw ... stone at it." 7. "Do you know ... people in ... house next door?" "Not very well." 8. ... food is really expensive these days. 9. My daughter wants to study ... engineering at university. 10. Would you like ... drink?

11. I can remember ... faces, but I can never remember ... names 12. "Can I borrow your car?" "Yes, sure. Here are ... keys."

 

17. Put in a, an, or the.

SUNRAYCER

I read recently in ... Times that the big American company, General Motors, has developed ... vehicle that uses ... power of ... sun instead of petrol. ... vehicle is called Sunraycer. Sunraycer has just taken part in ... race against 25 solar-powered vehicles. ... route of ... race was from Darwin to Adelaide, ... immense dis­tance. Sunraycer covered ... distance in 45 hours at ... average speed of 41 miles ... hours in temperatures as high as 48 °C. It beat all other cars by two and ... half days! Sunraycer ("ray of the sun" + "raycer") is certainly ... car of ... future!

18. Put in a, an, the or "—".

FOOD FIT FOR A KING!

... seeds dating from 1325 B.C. have been found at ... Kew gardens in ... London. "It's ... exciting discovery, "... Professor Arthur Bell, ... Director, said yesterday. ... seeds were found in 30 cardboard boxes by ... French student, ... Christian Tutundjian de Vartavan. ... seeds come from ... tomb of ... King Tutankha-mun. Inside ... tomb were shawabtis, that is model human beings who would serve ... King after ... death. Inside ... Tutankhamun's tomb, there was ... wheat for making ... bread, ... barley, perhaps for brewing ... beer, and spices like ... coriander, ... cumin and ... sesame, as well as ... grapes and ... tropical fruits. ... food had to be suitable for ... King's last journey, but it was very tasty, too.

 

19. Insert the definite or the indefinite article.

I. What ... easy exercise! 2 We have chosen ... easiest exercise. 3 Do you know which is ... shortest day in ... year? 4. We have holidays four times ... year. 5. There are nearly ... thousand pupils in our school. 6. ... baby is playing in ... hall. 7. It caused ... great deal of trouble. 8. ... fifth month of ... year is May. 9. It is ... lovely month. 10. ... ground is white in winter. 11. London is on ... River Thames. 12. ... Volga is ... important waterway. 13. Can you tell me ... time? 14. Are you in ... hurry? 15. It is ... shame to be late. 16. ... few of ... old people lives over ... hundred years.

 

20. Insert the articles.

1. ... beef is kind of ... meat. 2. ... beef we had for dinner last night was excellent. 3. Jack is wearing ... straw hat today. 4. Jack likes to wear ... hats. 5. ... hat is ... article of clothing.

6. ... hats are ... articles of clothing. 7. ... brown hat on that hook over there belongs to Mark.

8. Everyone has ... problems in ... life. 9. My grandmother had ... long life. 10. Tommy wants to be ... engineer when be grows up. II. John Roebling is ... name of ... engineer who designed the Brooklyn Bridge. He died in 1869 from ... infection. He died be­fore ... bridge was completed.

12. The Brooklyn Bridge was designed by ... engineer. 13. ... people wear ... jewellery to made themselves more at­tractive. 14. ... jewellery Diana is wearing today is beautiful. 15. Mary is wearing ... beautiful ring today. It is made of ... gold and ... rubies. ... gold in her ring was mined in Canada. ... rubies came from Burma. 16. One of the first things you need to do when you move to ... new city is to find ... place to live. Most ... newspapers carry ... advertisements (called "wantads") for ... apartments that are for rent. If you find ... ad for ... furnished apartment, ... apartment will probably contain ... stove and refrigerator. It will also probably have ... furni­ture such as ... beds, ... tables, ... chairs, and may be ... sofa. 17. My wife and I have recently moved to this city. Since we're going to be here for only ... short time, we're renting ... furnished apartment. We decided that we didn't want to bring our furniture with us. ... apartment is in ... good location, but that's about the only good thing I can say about it. Only one burner on ... store works. ... refrigerator is noisy, and ... refrigerator door won't stay closed unless we tape it shut. ... bed sags in the mid­dle and creaks. All of the rest of ... furniture is old and decrepit, too. Nevertheless, we're still enjoying living in this city. We may have to look for ... another apartment, however.

 

21. Supply a, an, the or "—".

1. Jim got ... B.Sc. from Durham University in 1988. 2. Celia is sure she's seen ... UFO. 3. ... EC does a lot of trade with the rest of the world. 4. I don't know how much ... MP (Member of the Parliament) earns. 5. Which countries belong to ... NATO? 6. ... H2O is the chemical formula for water. 7. I've used my computer to learn ... BASIC. 8. ... NASA had a setback in 1986.

 

22. Supply a, an, the or "—".

1. I'm really tired and I'm going to ... bed. 2. Your shoes are under ... bed. 3. Tim's been in ... bed for hours. 4. We've bought ... lovely new bed. 5. We took some photos outside ... church. 6. We always go to ... church on Sunday. 7. Have you ever worked in ... factory? 8. Susan's in ... class at the moment. 9. My father went to ... sea when he was 14. 10. When do you hope to go to ... university? 11. Martha's been taken to ... hospital. 12. How long will she be ... hospital? 13. There's a strike at ... hospital. 14. We've got ... fine new hospital. 15. When do you get home from ... office? 16. John's at ... work at the moment.

 

23. Put a, an, the or "—".

HIGH FLYER

I travel all over ... world on business and my neighbour thinks my life is one long holiday. You know what ... business travel is like: up at ... dawn to catch ... plane; ... breakfast in ...London, ... lunch in ... New York, ... luggage in ... Bermuda. When you're in ... sky, you see only snow in. ... Arctic or ... Greenland. You have glimpses of ... Andes or ... Pacific. You're always exhausted. Your wife or husband complains you're never there to take ... children to ... school or put them to ... bed. When you get home, your neighbour says, "Another nice holiday, eh?" Give me Home Sweet Home any day!

 

24. Insert an article where necessary.

1. Both ... English and ... German are taught at school. 2. ... Shelley has studied at ... Oxford University. 3. ... father is not at home but you may ask ... mother's opinion. 4. ... ground is covered with ... snow in ... January. 5. Shall we go to ... pictures? 6. ... dinner is ready.

7. We finished ... dinner and went out into ... garden. 8. They went to ... seaside on ... hot summer day. 9. It was ... evening when we stopped working. 10. It took ...two boys only ... minute to reach ... top of ... tree. 11. George knows ... lot about ... USA. 12. He has studied ... geography of ... USA at ... school. 13. ... Americans spell some English words differently.

14. I have ... few friends in St Petersburg. 15. We had ... hot breakfast at ... hotel in ... Minsk.

16. We'll stay there for ... month. 17. Why did you not read ... last ten pages of ... book? 18. May I have another ... cup of ... tea? 19. ... child looked at us with ... charming smile. 20. She stopped at ... kitchen door. 21. ... boy grew stronger from... day to ... day. 22. Well, ... young man, what can I do for you? 23. After ... long silence she was ... first to speak. 24. She broke ... silence. 25. It was ... pleasure to see ... Urals. 26. I'll do it with ... pleasure. 27. Ann was making ... great progress. ... teacher told us of ... progress she was making. 28. What is ... weather like today? 29. ... life went on as usual. 30. Charles was sent to ... school when he was seven. He was sent to secondary school. It was ... oldest school in ... town. 31. What will ... future promise him? 32. He has ... bright future before him. 33. Is ... North Sea stormy in ... autumn? 34. ... Fleet Street is in ... City of ... London. 35. ... Mount Cook is ... highest peak in ... Southern Alps of ... New Zealand. 36. Besides ... English, ... French is also ... official language in ... Canada. 37. Let's go to see ... uncle Alfred! 38. I want to read ... next chapter now, there are only two chapters left before ... last one. 39. It was almost ... evening when I went home. 40. We wanted to reach ... home before ... sunset. 41. On ... Saturday evening most of ... schoolchildren had gone to the country. 42. It was raining for ... three whole days.

43. ... whole weekend was spoiled.

25. Insert an article where necessary.

1. I had ... very nice holiday. 2. There was ... knock at ... door and ... young girl wearing ... summer dress entered ... room. 3. She looked at everything with ... great interest. 4. Were you at ... home ... every evening ... last week? 5. Come to ... dinner with me. 6. Are you coming to ... dinner we are having on May's birthday? 7. ... Father earns 2 mln roubles ... month. 8. ... Robert lives in ... Parker street, ... Sidney. 9. ... largest central park in ... London is ... Hyde Park. 10. I'll play hockey ... next winter. 11. Our fishermen went to fish in ... Atlantic. 12. It was ... fine evening and we decided to walk ... home. 13. Ann was here yesterday ... afternoon.

14. We went on ... tour Saturday evening. 15. It was ... late autumn. 16. It was ... very warm autumn. 17. Can you get ... good supper here? 18. ... sky was cloudless. 19. ... Times is ... popular newspaper. 20. ... both ... girls wore ... jumpers and ... skirts. 21. It will take you ... half ... hour to get there. 22. Eskimos live in ... north of Canada. 23. ... most of my friends have ... thirst for knowledge. 24. I want to read something on ... development of ... science. 25. This is not ... question of ... importance. 26. ... Aunt Helen sent us ... telegram and on ... next day we met her at ... station. 27. ... writer has just finished ... historical novel. 28. Let's go to ... clothing department. 29. Do you feel ... smell of ... fallen leaves coming from ... park? 30. He seems to be ... clever man. 31. He has ... uncle who is ... teacher at ... university. 32. Can you drive ... eighty kilometres ... hour? 33. ... weather was cold on ... day of his arrival. 34. He did not want to show ... anger he felt. 35. She had ... strange feeling that it was all wrong.

 

26. Translate into English.

1. Поблизости есть хороший итальянский ресторан. 2. Мне хотелось бы выпить чашку кофе. 3. Джейн — редактор. 4. Джек — редактор университетской газеты. 5. На столе — журнал. 6. Вы нашли журнал, который вы искали? 7. Вчера впервые я видел новый фильм. — Как вам понравился фильм? 8. Том собирается купить новый автомобиль.

9. Том собирается застраховать автомобиль. 10. Я читаю интересную книгу. 11. Книга, которую я читаю, на столе. 12. Светило солнце. 13. Линда — дочь известного адвоката.

14. "Вишневый сад" — пьеса Чехова. 15. Из-за плохой погоды в пятницу мы не смогли поехать в Кливленд. 16. Смиты купили новый дом. 17. Вы правы. Питание здесь могло бы быть лучше. 18. Она нам предложила еду и напитки. 19. Они каждое лето ездили в Альпы. 20. Сегодня вечером я уезжаю в Бостон. 21. Я вам показал часы, которые я купил в Швейцарии? 22. Вы не могли бы доставлять молоко ко мне на дом? 23. Молоко полезно для здоровья. 24. Цена на золото падает. 25. Золото — драгоценный металл.

26. Он окончил Колумбийский университет. 27. Студенческий городок Колумбийского университета находится на Вест Сайде. 28. Лондон — старый город. 29. В Лондоне много музеев. 30. Вы когда-нибудь были в Британском музее? 31. Всегда есть надежда.

32. Вчера впервые я слушал оперу "Риголетто", и музыка мне очень понравилась.

33. Я очень люблю музыку. 34. Я встретил сестру Нэнси. 35. В Гринвич Виллэдже много хороших ресторанов. 36. Поедем на Бродвейском автобусе. 37. Я жду Бродвейский автобус. 38. Мексика богата нефтью. 39. Париж — столица Франции. 40. Миссисипи — самая большая река в США. 41. Пит обычно ходит к зубному врачу раз — в год. 42. В прошлое воскресенье мы пошли на концерт джаза. — Вам понравился концерт? 43. У вас есть телефон? 44. Очень часто раздается телефонный звонок. 45. Моя жена у доктора.

46. Ученый был награжден Нобелевской премией. 47. Джек — хороший работник.

 


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