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Ex.16: Complete the sentences withthan orto.

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  2. A) Put the words in brackets in the correct places in the sentences.
  3. After studying the definitions above, use these new words in the sentences below.
  4. After studying the definitions above, use these new words in the sentences below.
  5. After studying the definitions above, use these new words in the sentences below.
  6. And so on and so forth and so following till they had done and drawn all the sound-pictures that they wanted, and there was the Alphabet, all complete.
  7. Ask other students about their weekends, and complete the chart with different names.
  8. B) Make sentences with the pairs of objects as in the model.
  9. B) Write sentences of your own using the phrases in bold type. Address them to the other students who should reply them expressing their approval or disapproval.
  10. Change these sentences by changing certain adjectives into verbs.

1. When I'm hot and thirsty, Iprefer cold drinks ___w____ hot drinks.

2. . When I'm hot and thirsty, Ilike cold drinksbetter than hot drinks.

3. . When I'm hot and thirsty, I'drather have a cold drinkthan____ a hot drink.

4. I prefer chicken __________ beef.

5. I like chickenbetter _________ beef.

6. I'drather eat chicken _________ beef.

7. When I choose a book, Iprefer nonfiction _________ fiction.

8. I like rock 'n rollbetter __________ classical music.

9. Tinawould rather lie on the beach _________go swimming.

10. Tinalikes lying on the beachbetter _________ going swimming.

11. Tinaprefers lying on the beach _________going swimming.

12. My parents would rather work_________ retire. They enjoy their jobs.

13. Do youlike fresh vegetablesbetter _________ frozen or canned vegetables?

14. Iwould rather take a picture of a wild animal _________kill it with a gun.

15. Mr. Kirnprefers tea _________ coffee with his evening meal.

16. Iprefer visiting my friends in the evening _________watching TV by myself.

17. My brotherwould rather read a book in the evening _________ visit with friends.

18. My sisterlikes her math classbetter _________ her biology class.


Ex.18: Complete the sentences with prepositions. This exercise contains prepositions that follow adjectives.


1. 1. Alex is afraidof snakes.

2. I don't understand that sentence. It isn't clear ______ me.

3. Mark Twain is famous ______ his novels about life on theMississippi in the nineteenth century.

4. I'm hungry ______ some chocolate ice cream.

5. Our daughter graduated from the university. We're very proud ______ her.

6. A lot of sugar isn't good ______ you. Sugar is especially bad ______ your teeth.

7. Who was responsible ______ the accident?

8. My coat is similar ______ yours, but different ______ Ben's.

9. Some people aren't friendly ______ strangers.

10. My daughter is crazy ______ horses. She is very interested ______ horses.

11. Sara knows what she's talking about. She's sure ______ her facts.

12. Are you aware ______ the number of children who die each day throughout the world? According to one report, 40,000 children die each day throughout the world, mostly due to malnutrition and lack of minimal medical care.

Ex.19:Find out the Subject and the Predicate

1. Courses vary in length - from a few months to two years.

2. In order to enter a university or polytechnic in Britain, you should have two or three "A" levels with good marks.

3. Do young people pay less in their own state?

4. The undergraduate education culminates in a Bachelor's Degree.

5. During the last two years the undergraduates major in one special subject.

6. To obtain the Master's Degree a graduate student should work for two or sometimes three years.

7. For classes like history, literature, or even science there are essay questions, for math there are problems to solve.

8. Discussion often centres on the design of secondary and higher education programs.



Ex 20:Choose the verb (in brackets) that agrees with the subject

1. Colleges of education (train, trains) teachers.

2. Postgraduate courses (exist, exists) for the degrees of MA, M Sc and Ph.D.

3. In you have a high IQ score the teacher (give, gives) you more interesting work to do.

4. Further education at special colleges is mainly vocational, and (lead, leads) to a certificate, or a diploma, not a degree.

5. The academic programs (differ, differs) greatly in various universities.

6. An ever increasing number of students (hold, holds) jobs besides studying.

7. This (mean, means) that just about any student who really (want, wants) to can finance his education.

8. Young people usually (go, goes) to the university in the state they (live, lives).



Ex.21:Choose the correct form of each present tense verb

1. A university (offers, offer) both the B.D. and graduate degrees such as the M.A. and Ph.D.

2. Why (does, do) people go to university?

3. Education in Great Britain (is, are) compulsory from 5 to 16.

4. University and Polytechnic degree courses (lasts, last) three or four years.

5. (Does, do) a student wear a uniform?

6. Private universities (is, are) generally small and, therefore, very competitive.

7. In the USA the word "school" (describes, describe) any place where people learn.

8. (Does, do) students have a lot of tests and exams?


Ex.22: Complete the sentences with the words in parentheses. Some of the sentences express true situations, and some of the sentences express contrary-to-fact situations.

1. Maybe I will have enough time tonight. If I {have)have enough time, I (write) ______Will write________ a letter to my cousin.

2. I won't have enough time tonight. But if I (have) had enough time, I (write) _____would write______ a letter to my cousin.

3. Maybe I will have enough money. If I (have) ________ enough

money, I (buy) _________________ a ticket to the rock concert.

4. Unfortunately, I don't have enough money. But if I (have) ________ enough money, I (buy) _________________________ a ticket to the rock concert.

5. Maybe I will buy a car. If I (buy) _________ a car, I (drive) ________________ to Springfield next month to visit my friend.

6. I'm not going to buy a car. But, if I (buy) ____________ a car, I (drive) ____________ to Springfield next month to visit my friend.

7. The weather is terrible today. But if the weather (be) _________ good, I (go) ____________________ for a five-mile walk.

8. Maybe the weather will be nice tomorrow. If the weather (be) _________ nice, I (go) __________________ for a long walk.

9. I know that you don't want to go to a movie tonight. But if you (want) ___________ to go to a movie, I (go) __________ with you.

10. What would you like to do tonight? Do you want to go to a movie? If you (want) _________ to go to a movie, I (go) ___________ with you.


Ex.23: Complete the sentences with the words in parentheses.

1. I didn't feel good yesterday. If I (feel) _____________ better, I (come) ___________________ to class yesterday.

2. I don't feel good today. If I (feel) _____________ better, I (take) ___________________ a walk in the park today.

3. I have a cold today, but I will probably feel better tomorrow. If I (feel) _________ better tomorrow, I (go) ________________ to class.

4. I'm sorry that you didn't come to the party. If you (come) ________ ________, you (have) ____________________ a good time

5. I didn't know that Bob was sick. If I (know) _____________ that he was sick, I (take) ____________________ him some chicken soup.

6. I'm tired. If I (be, not) __________ tired, I (help) __________ you.

7. Snow is predicted for tomorrow. If it (snow) __________ tomorrow I (stay) ________________ home.

8. I may have a dollar. Let me look in my wallet. If I (have) ________ a dollar, I (lend) ________________ it to you.

9. I don't have any money. If I (have) __________ a dollar, I (lend) ________________ it to you.

10. I didn't have a dollar yesterday. If I (have) _________ a dollar yesterday, I (lend) ___________________ it to you.

11. I didn't know it was your birthday yesterday. I wish you (tell) _____________ me. I (get) ____________________ you present if I (know) ________________ it was your birthday yesterday.

13. Why didn't you tell me when your plane was supposed to arrive? If you (tell) _____________ me, I (pick) ___________________


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