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Exercise 1. Comprehension questions. 1. What is the language of international communication?

1. What is the language of international communication?

2. Why do people learn foreign language?

3. Is English the official language of Russia?

4. Do many people speak English?

5. Do you know many words and expressions?

6. How often do you make mistakes?

7. Do you like to speak English on the lessons?

8. Do you work hard on the English lessons?


Exercise 2. Find in the text equivalents to the following words and phrases.

To compare, desks, широко распространенный, обычно, different tests, different texts, пересказывать, работать много, foreign language, easy, длинный, медленный процесс, compulsory, secondary school, высшая школа, начинать, usually, to ask questions, новые слова, новые выражения, text-books, to answer questions, важный, общаться с другими людьми

Exercise 3. Match the following verbs from column A with those in column B.


1. to work a. получать

2. to compare b. работать

3. to ask c. спрашивать

4. to repeat d. сравнивать

5. to answer e. повторять

6. to receive f. отвечать

1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Exercise 4. Translate the following sentences.

1. English is the language of the world.

2. English is the most widespread language on the Earth.

3. We repeat old words and expressions.

4. We write different words and sentences on the blackboard.

5. We read different texts in the text-books.

6. The teacher asks us different questions.

Exercise 5. Match up two halves of the sentences.

  A   B
1. We learn a) old words and expressions.  
2. We repeat b) our mistakes.  
3. We receive c) many new words and expressions.
4. The teacher corrects d) excellent and good marks.  
5. We sometimes work e) at the computer.  
6. We read f) different texts.

Exercise 6. Replace the words in brackets with the corresponding English words.

1. We can (понимать) each other if we speak English.

2. On the English lessons the teacher (задавать вопросы).

3. We try (отвечать) well and (получать) excellent marks.

4. We take our text-books and (читать) different texts.

5. Foreign language helps us (развивать) mutual friendship and understanding.

6. Over 350 million people (говорить) it.

Exercise 7. True or False statements.

1. At the very beginning of the lesson we sit down and start to work.

2. We learn few words and expressions.

3. We always make mistakes.

4. We ask and answer different questions.

5. Foreign language doesn’t help us to develop mutual understanding and friendship.

6. Over 23 million people speak it.

Exercise 8. Read the questionnaire. Write down your answers. Be honest!

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