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Ex. 14. Ask special questions

1. They had an important paper in the desk. (what, where) 2. Five girls from our group live in the hall of residence. (how many) 3. Paul and Jim played tennis yesterday. (when) 4. This student has got three lectures today. (how many) 5. His friends work hard all day. (whose) 6. Professor Smirnov will hold a seminar tomorrow. (what, when) 7. These men have a logical plan. (who) 8. It took me two hours to do my homework yesterday. (how long) 9. We will probably go to Scotland for our holiday. (where) 10. We usually have our meals in the kitchen. (where) 11. I like a big breakfast in the morning. (who, when) 12. Sally goes to the theatre once a month. (how often) 13. My cousin won one million rubles in the lottery. (how much)

Ex. 15. Translate into Russian.

1. I overslept this morning because I had a late night yesterday. 2. Helen will stay in this evening. 3. Did you go out last Sunday? 4. At the end of each term students are always up to their neck in work. 5. Jennifer and her room-mate get on well because they respect each other. 6. Jack left his house a bit late in the morning, missed the bus and was late for classes. 7. We have a long lunch break but I never go to the University canteen. 8. At times there are other things to do like going shopping, doing sports and so on. 9. Later in the evening Kate does a bit of painting which is a sort of a hobby for her. 10. I used to go fishing when at school, but now I haven’t got any time to do that.

Ex. 16. Translate into English.

1. Летом я принимаю душ по утрам, а зимой я часто принимаю ванну. 2. В Минске есть много мест отдыха и развлечений. 3. Твоя квартира выходит окнами на юг или на север? 4. Я занимаюсь английским в выходные дни, так как я по горло загружен работой в течение недели. 5. К сожалению, у меня очень мало времени на отдых. 6. Моя подруга никогда не опаздывает на первую лекцию. 7. В наше время не так уж легко поступить в университет. 8. Если вечером я ложусь поздно спать, то на следующий день я стараюсь поспать немного днём. 9. Здесь у меня есть возможность играть в теннис два раза в неделю. 10. Как правило, рабочая неделя пролетает очень быстро. 11. Катя живёт в студенческом общежитии №7, и с ней в комнате живут ещё две девушки.

Ex. 17. Writing.

1. Write a letter to your mother describing your weekdays at the University.

2. Write a letter to your friend in which you tell him/her how you enjoy your life at weekends.


Grammar: Continuous tenses. Pronouns: some, any, no

Continuous tenses

Present Continuous Past Continuous Future Continuous
      I/He/She/It was working            
We/You/ They were working

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