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Контрольные задания по английскому языку



Контрольные задания по английскому языку



Unit 1. Артикли

Упражнение 1: Поставьте артикли, где необходимо.

1. This is ______ pen. _______ pen is red.
2. These are _______ pencils. ________ pencils are black.
3. This is ______ orange juice. _______ orange juice is tasty (вкусный).
4. In the morning I eat _______ sandwich and have _______ tea.
5. She has _____ coffee and _____ cake for breakfast. ______ coffee is hot. _____ cake is tasty.
6. Do you like _______ ice-cream?
7. I see _______ book in your hand. Is ______ book interesting?
8. We buy _____ meat, _____butter and ______ potatoes every week.
9. We always buy ______ cake. We eat ________ cake with ______ tea.
10. This is my _______ table. On _______ table I have ______ book, two ______ pencils, ______ pen and ________ paper.
11. This is ______ bag. ______ bag is brown. It is my sister’s _______bag. And that is my ______ bag. It is yellow.
12. I write her, but ______ letter never arrives.
13. Britain is ________ island.
14. What is _______ name of this village?
15. Jane is _______ very nice girl.
16. Montreal is _______ large city in Canada.
17. What is ______ name of ______ capital?
18. "What time is it?” – "I don’t know. I haven’t got ______ watch.”
19. When I go to Rome, I stay with ________ Italian friend of mine.
20. You look very tired. You need ________ holiday.
21. Can I have ______ film for my ________ camera?
22. Let’s go to ________ restaurant this evening.
23. That’s ________ good idea!
24. Tom is in ________ school now.
25. I don’t like _______ rainy weather.
26. It is ________ autumn. _______ strong wind blows.
27. I’m late. ______ traffic is bad today.
28. _______ weather is fine now. It’s warm and sunny!

Упражнение 2: Поставьте артикли, где необходимо.
1. I usually buy ____ newspaper.
2. We go to ____ theatre every month.
3. My brother is _____ artist.
4. It’s ____ beautiful day today.
5. I eat ____ sandwich and ____ apple.
6. Britain is ____ industrial (промышленная) country.
7. I have ____ bath every morning.
8. Barbara works in ____ office.
9. It’s ____ very difficult question.
10. We always stay at ____ expensive hotel.
11. Do you want ____ cup of tea?
12. Alice works in ____ bank.
13. I want to ask ____ question.
14. Birmingham is ____ large city in central England.
15. "What is your ____ job?” "I’m ____ dentist.”
16. I have ____ big house near London.
17. My son is at ____ home.
18. He has ____ camera.
19. Look! This is ____ shop.
20. Go to the bus-stop and take ____ bus number 26.

Упражнение 3: Поставьте артикли, где необходимо в контрольной работе по английскому.
1. I always buy ____ newspaper and ____ magazine. ____ newspaper is in my ____ bag but I don’t know where ____ magazine is.
2. My parents have ____ cat and ____ dog. ____ dog never bites (кусает) ____ cat.
3. I see three houses: ____ red one, ____ blue one and ____ white one. I live in ____ white one.
4. We live in ____ old house in ______ village. We have ____ beautiful garden behind ____ house. ____ roof of ____ house is in very old.
5. Would you like ____ apple?
6. Close ____ door, please.
7. We live in ____ flat near ____ centre of ____ city.
8. ____ restaurant we go to is excellent.
9. This is ____ nice house. It has ____ garden.
10. We decide to sit in ____ garden.
11. Every morning I have ____ boiled (вареное) egg and toast for ____ breakfast.
12. ____ President of the USA is elected (избирается) every four years.
13. I go into ____ shop and speak to ____ manager.
14. "Have you ____ car?” "No, I haven’t ____ car.”
15. ____ milkman brings ____ milk every morning.
16. Where is ____ station, please?
17. She goes to ____ dentist twice ____ year.
18. Do you have ________ light?
19. This is ______ difficult exercise!
20. I like doing ________ crosswords.
21. ________ Baseball is _________ exciting game!
22. Where is ______ pub?
23. Can I open _______ window?

Упражнение 4: Поставьте артикли, где необходимо.
1. Where is _______ post office?
2. ______ Lily’s uncle is ______ teacher.
3. Julie has ______ orange.
4. This is ______ way to ______ restaurant.
5. It’s ______ long way to ______ office.
6. We have a lot of ______ food for dinner.
7. ______ Italians like ______ spaghetti.
8. ______ article in ______ newspaper is interesting.
9. ______ Peter and ______ Ben are ______ brothers.
10. ______ Eiffel Tower is in Paris.
11. ______ Sphinx is in Egypt.
12. We have lunch in ______ cafe.
13. Open ______ door, please.
14. These are ______ our shoes.
15. _______ bottle of beer (пиво), please.
16. ______ Smiths have four children.
17. ______ English like ______ tea.
18. We usually go home by _______ taxi.
19. ______ her eyes are brown.
20. We often have breakfast in ________ hotel.
21. ______ woman in the green dress is Mary.

Упражнение 5: Поставьте артикли, где необходимо.
1. I write my name at ____ top of ____ page.
2. I work for ______ British company.
3. Do you see ____ films on ____ TV or at ____ cinema?
4. After lunch, we go for ____ walk.
5. I’m not very hungry. I had ____ big breakfast.
6. John is ____ only person I can talk to at ____ party.
7. Tim lives in ____ small village in ____ country.
8. I like taking photos especially in _____ spring.
9. Peru is ____ country in South America. ____ capital is Lima.
10. I like singing pop songs in ________ bar.
11. It is ____ beautiful day. ____ sun shines brightly in ____ sky.
12. I always invite (приглашаю) Tom to ____ cinema.
13. We don’t go to ____ theatre very much these days. In fact, in ____ town where we live we haven’t ____ theatre.
14. It is ____ long journey.
15. I relax in _____ bar near my office.
16. I meet friends in _______restaurants and ______ bars and we chat.
17. She works in ________ export department.



Упражнение 6: Поставьте артикли, где необходимо.
1. Usually I have _____ good dinner.
2. My father usually read his newspaper at _______ breakfast.
3. I want to invite Jane to ________ supper.
4. Usually I have ______ dinner at 3 o’clock.
5. My mother always cooks meat for ______ supper.
6. If ______ supper is cold, warm it up.
7. He is never late for ________ dinner.
8. In the morning, before ______ breakfast we go for a walk.
9. What do we have for _________ supper?
10. They want to have _______ light supper.
11. It’s very good for you to walk after _________ supper.
12. At the end of _______ breakfast I usually have a cup of coffee.
13. Wash your hands, _____ supper is ready.
14. What _____ tasty dinner it is !
15. Sit down at the table, ______ dinner is getting cold (остывает).
16. Next comes ______ lunch.
17. It is ______ very funny lunch.
18. _______ Dinner we usually eat is wonderful!
19. Eat something. We will have _______ real breakfast at the station.
20. ______ High tea is an early evening meal.
21. He likes _______ lunch but he doesn’t like the talk.
22. I invite you to _________ Christmas dinner.
23. David and Sally have ________ lunch at school.
24. Sit down to _________ breakfast.
25. Doctors recommend _____ substantial (плотный) breakfast, ______ moderate (умеренный) dinner and ______ light supper.

Упражнение 7: Поставьте артикли, где необходимо.
1. ____Andes; 14. ___Asia; 27. ___Great Bear Lake;
2. ____Arctic Ocean; 15. ___Central America; 28. ___Hawaiian Isles;
3. ____Baikal; 16. ___Dublin; 29. ___Ladoga;
4. ____Lake Baikal; 17. ___Gibraltar; 30. ___New Zealand;
5. ____Caucasus; 18. ___Havana; 31. ___Philippines;
6. ____Crimea; 19. ___Kalahari Desert; 32. ___Pacific Ocean;
7. ____Everest; 20. ___North Pole; 33. ___Urals;
8. ____Hague; 21. ___Persian Gulf; 34. ___Baltic States;
9. ____Hudson Bay; 22. ___Sakhalin; 35. ___Yenisei;
10. ____Netherlands; 23. ___Bahamas; 36. ___Volga;
11. ____Panama Canal; 24. ___Bay of Bengal; 37. ___Ob;
12. ____Sahara; 25. ___Corsica; 38. ___Georgia;
13. __Antarctic Continent; 26. ___English Channel; 39. ___Loch Ness.



Упражнение 8: Поставьте артикли, где необходимо.
1. ___Adriatic Sea; 11. ___Drake Strait;
2. ___Avon; 12. ___Elbrus;
3. ___Azov; 13. ___Ganges;
4. ___Batumi; 14. ___Frankfurt am Main;
5. ___Moscow; 15. ___Lake Huron;
6. ___Canary Isles; 16. ___Indus;
7. ___Gulf of Carpentaria; 17. ___Kamchatka;
8. ___Cape of Good Hope; 18. ___Kuril Isles;
9. ___Colorado; 19. ___Laptev Sea;
10. ___Dead Sea; 20. ___Madagascar.

Упражнение 9: Поставьте артикли, где необходимо.
1. ___Mediterranean Sea; 11. ___Rocky Mountains;
2. ___Nile; 12. ___Sardinia;
3. ___Mexico; 13. ___Solomon Isles;
4. ___Neva; 14. ___Tahiti;
5. ___New Guinea; 15. ___Thames;
6. ___Niagara; 16. ___Zambezi;
7. ___Oka; 17. ___Vistula;
8. ___Olympus; 18. ___Zanzibar;
9. ___Onega; 19. ___Tigris;
10. ___Lake Ontario; 20. ___Russian Federation.

Упражнение 10: Поставьте артикли, где необходимо.
1. Kevin lives in ____ Coronation Street.
2. I go to ____ National Theatre very often.
3. "Where do you usually stay?” "At ____ Intercontinental Hotel.”
4. Milan is ____ large city in ____ north of Italy.
5. Brussels is the capital of ____ Belgium.
6. ____ Manila is the capital of ____ Philippines.
7. ____ National Gallery is in ____ Trafalgar Square in ____ London.
8. Most of the best shops are in ____ Merrion Street.
9. ____ Rocky Mountains are in ____ North America.
10. In London, ____ Houses of Parliament are beside ____ River Thames.
11. Do you often go to ____ British Museum?
12. ____ Texas is famous for ____ oil and ____ cowboys.
13. Last night we saw a play at ____ Royal Theatre.
14. You must visit ____ Museum of Modern Art. It’s very interesting.
15. Alan studies chemistry at ____ London University.
16. When I finish my studies, I’m going to ____ United States for a year.
17. ____ Panama Canal joins ____ Atlantic Ocean and ____ Pacific Ocean.
18. We have two cinemas in our town – ____ Regal and ____ Plaza.
19. If you sail from ____ Britain to ____ Denmark, you cross ____ North Sea.
20. Mary comes from a small village in ____ west of ____ Ireland.

Unit 2. The Present Indefinite (Simple)
Упражнение 11: Раскройте скобки, употребив глаголы в Present Indefinite (Simple).
1. I __________ (to write) many letters every day.
2. I __________ (to read) all the important (важные) letters.
3. He __________ (to study) very well.
4. We usually _________ (to walk) in the park.
5. They _________ (to meet) important people.
6. I ___________ (to answer) all the important questions.
7. He ___________ (to send) letters to many other people.
8. We ___________ (to see) Smith and Brown every day.
9. My cousin ________ (to work) very hard.
10. We ___________ (to work) from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day.
11. Mr. Wilson _________ (to have) breakfast at work.
12. Miss Peters __________ (to write) letters to me.
13. Mr. Wilson ___________ (to collect) information.
14. Peter _________ (to buy) a morning newspaper every day.
15. I __________ (to come) to every lesson.
16. We ___________ (go) to the seaside (море) every year.
17. Peter __________ (to play) the piano very well.
18. My brother ___________ (to know) Spanish.
19. Dogs __________ (not / to like) cats.
20. Children __________ (to like) chocolate.
21. It usually __________ (to rain) very often.
22. They __________ (to love) this job.
23. The boy ___________ (to study) at the library every evening.

Упражнение 12: Раскройте скобки, употребив глаголы в Present Indefinite (Simple).
1. She _____________ (not / to speak) Italian.
2. They ______________ (not / to go) to school.
3. We ____________ (to swim) very well.
4. He ___________ (to watch) TV every day.
5. You ___________ (not / to live) in England.
6. The girl ___________ (not / to like) football.
7. Jim ___________ (to eat) hamburgers.
8. She ____________ (not / to drink) lemonade.
9. He ___________ (to help) his mother.
10. They ___________ (to walk) to school.
11. Fish ___________ (to live) in the water.
12. Your dog ___________ (to sleep) in your bedroom.
13. _________ you __________ (to like) bananas?
14. _________ Ann and Mary __________ (to visit) their grandparents?
15. Penny ____________ (not / to study) hard but she __________ (to ride) the bicycle and _____________ (to listen) to the radio every day.
Упражнение 13: Постройте отрицательные предложения.
1. I go to the office every day. ____I don’t go to the office every day.___
2. She comes from Ireland. ____________________________________
3. He teaches French. ________________________________________
4. That tall man works in this city. ______________________________
5. The people speak English very well. ___________________________
6. The cows fly. _____________________________________________
7. Dogs like cats. ____________________________________________
8. I want to be a nun. _________________________________________
9. The children go to bed very early. _____________________________
10. That girl comes from South America. __________________________
11. You know that Italian student. ________________________________
12. Miss Steward likes coffee. ___________________________________
13. This girl lives near the sea. __________________________________
14. Ann watches television very often. ____________________________
15. I write to my parents. _______________________________________
16. We have dinner in the evening. _______________________________
17. Tom works. ______________________________________________
18. She goes to the cinema. _____________________________________
19. He catches a train to Moscow. _______________________________
20. You answer my questions. ___________________________________


Упражнение 14: Постройте отрицательные предложения.
1. We have an aunt. __________________________________________
2. Betsy learns German. _______________________________________
3. They live in a beautiful city. _________________________________
4. She thanks the baker for the bread. ____________________________
5. My nephew wants to be a journalist. ___________________________
6. She often drinks coffee. _____________________________________
7. He works at hospital. _______________________________________
8. I write an important letter. ___________________________________
9. My son asks many questions. ________________________________
10. We arrive at this village twice a week. _________________________
11. They always catch the bus. __________________________________
12. My girlfriend comes home early. _____________________________
13. A car costs a lot of money. __________________________________
14. A pilot drives a taxi. _______________________________________
15. He often leaves home. ______________________________________
16. I like sea. ________________________________________________
17. We make great progress in English. ___________________________
18. They sell tuna in this shop. __________________________________
19. They go walking in their free time. ____________________________
20. He plays football very often. _________________________________
21. It takes me two hours to get there. _____________________________
Упражнение 15: Задайте общий вопрос.
1. She likes her job. __________________________________________
2. The sea is very cold! _______________________________________
3. It’s hot this evening! _______________________________________
4. She watches the television every day. __________________________
5. Keiko comes from China. ___________________________________
6. In his free tine he plays tennis. _______________________________
7. She is a teacher. ___________________________________________
8. He has three children. ______________________________________
9. He lives in France. _________________________________________
10. He speaks Italian. __________________________________________
11. I am tired and cold. ________________________________________
12. We often buy a bottle of wine. _______________________________
13. This seat is free. ___________________________________________
14. They often go walking. _____________________________________
15. It’s five to nine. ___________________________________________

Упражнение 16: Переведите текст на английский язык письменно.
Я учу английский язык в университете и хочу быть переводчиком. Утром я обычно встаю в 6 часов 30 минут.

После завтрака я иду на автобусную остановку и сажусь на автобус до железнодорожной станции.

Это занимает у меня 30 минут чтобы добраться до станции. На станции я сажусь на электричку

и добираюсь до Курского вокзала города Москвы. Мой университет находится в центре Москвы

и я пользуюсь метро, чтобы добраться до него. Я приезжаю в университет в 8.45 утра.

Я учусь с 9.00 утра до 4.30 дня. Потом я уезжаю из университета. Домой я приезжаю в 6.00 вечера.

Таким образом моя дорога в университет и обратно занимает у меня 3 часа и стоит довольно-таки дорого.

Но я очень хочу выучить английский язык для моей будущей профессии. 
Весной и осенью я езжу в университет на машине. Я оставляю ее недалеко от университета.

Unit 3. The Present Continuous
Упражнение 17: Раскройте скобки, употребив глаголы в Present Continuous.
It is Sunday morning and the family is on the beach. Mrs. Fairfax
1__________ (to sleep) under a sun-umbrella.
Mr. Fairfax 2__________ (to read) a book. He enjoys reading.
Their two daughters 3__________ (to swim) in the sea. Their son
4______________ (to play) with a ball.
It is noon and the family is on the beach. The two girls 5__________ (to run) along the beach with the boy. Mrs. Fairfax 6__________ (to call) them.

Mr. Fairfax 7__________ (to drink) some beer and he 8__________ (to read) a book.
It is Sunday afternoon and they 9_________ (have) their picnic. They 10__________ (to enjoy) their picnic.

They 11__________ (to eat) sandwiches. John 12__________ (not / to eat) his sandwich. He 13__________ (to feed) the birds. They 14__________ (to have) a wonderful day!

Упражнение 18: Раскройте скобки, употребив глаголы в Present Continuous.
1. Listen! Pat ________ (to play) the piano.
2. They ________ (to build) a new hotel in the city centre at the moment.
3. Look! Somebody ________ (to swim) in the river.
4. "You ________ (to stand) on my foot!” "Oh, I’m sorry!”
5. Hurry up! The bus ________ (to come).
6. "Where are you, George?” "I’m in the kitchen. I __ (to have) a meal.”
7. Please, be quite! I ______ (to try) to concentrate (сосредоточиться).
8. Look! It ________ (to snow).
9. Why ________ (to look) at me like that?
10. You ________ (to make) a lot of noise. Can you be a bit quieter?
11. Excuse me, I ________ (to look) for a phone box.
12. Look! Peter _______ (to sit) at the desk and _______ (to read) a book.
13. Why ________ (you / to wear) your coat today? It’s very warm.
14. I ________ (not / to work) this week. I’m on holiday.
15. I want to lose weight (вес). I ________ (not / to eat) anything today.
16. They are in the kitchen. They __________ (to cook) dinner.
17. He is still ill but he ________ (to get) better slowly.
18. These days food ________ (to get) more and more expensive.
19. Look at Len! He ____________ (to wear) suit!
20. Look at the baby! He ________________ (to smile).
21. The economic situation is already very bad and it ____ (to get) worse.
22. "What ________ (you / to do) now?” "I ________ (to train) to be a shop manager.






Упражнение 19: Раскройте скобки, употребив глаголы в Present Continuous или в Present Indefinite (Simple).
1. It is 5 o’clock. The family ________ (has \ is having) tea.
2. Every day the family ________ (has \ is having) tea at 5 o’clock.
3. In the morning mother ________ (cooks \ is cooking) breakfast for us.
4. It is 8 o’clock. Mother ________ (cooks \ is cooking) breakfast.
5. Every day father ____ (leaves \ is leaving) the house at half past eight.
6. It is half past eight. Father ________ (leaves \ is leaving) the house.
7. We often ________ (watch \ are watching) TV.
8. Now we ________ (sit \ are sitting) in armchairs and (watch \ are watching) TV.
9. Sometimes Mike ______ (does \ is doing) his lessons in the evening.
10. Look at Mike. He ________ (does \ is doing) his lessons.
11. It often ________ (rains \ is raining) in September.
12. It ________ (rains \ is raining) now.
13. It sometimes ________ (snows \ is snowing) here in April.
14. It ________ (snows \ is snowing) now.

Упражнение 20: Раскройте скобки, употребив глаголы в Present Continuous или в Present Indefinite (Simple).
1. We ___________ (fly) a plane every summer.
2. People usually ____________ (spend) their holidays at the seaside.
3. He ________ (visit) Aunt Mary for a few days at present.
4. He ________ (go) to the pictures once a week.
5. He ________ (not always / see) a good film.
6. This evening he ________ (not /go) there.
7. Uncle George always ________ (come) to dinner on Sundays.
8. He ________ (meet) an old school friend at the moment.
9. He ________ (not / work) on Sundays, of course.
10. Now he is old and ________ (stay) at home.
11. Look! A big white bird ________ (sit) in our garden.

 Упражнение 21: Раскройте скобки, употребив английские глаголы в Present Continuous или в Present Indefinite (Simple).
1. Hurry! The bus __________ (come). I (not / want) to miss it.
2. The River Nile _________ (flow) into the Mediterranean.
3. The river __________ (flow) very fast today –much faster than usual.
4. ___________________ (it / ever / snow) in India?
5. We usually ______________ (grow) vegetables in our garden but this year we ____________ (not / grow) any.
6. You can borrow my umbrella. I _______ (not / need) it at the moment.
7. George says he’s 80 years old but I ____________ (not / believe) him.
8. A: - What ___________ your father ___________ (do)? B: - He’s a teacher, but he _________ (not / work) at the moment.
9. What ________ your father _________ (do)? – He __________ (write) a letter now.
10. Why ___________ she often ___________ (wear) these earrings? They are so expensive!
11. Why ___________ she ____________ (wear) these earrings now?

Упражнение 22: Раскройте скобки, употребив глаголы в Present Continuous или в Present Indefinite (Simple).
1. He _______________ (smoke) twenty cigarettes a day.
2. What _______ you ________ (look) at?
3. Look! It ___________________ (rain).
4. I ____ (go) dancing every Friday night.
5. "______you often______ (go) abroad?” "Four or five times a year.”
6. _____you______ (spell) you name with one n or two?
7. "What ______ you _____ (think) about?” "I`m not going to tell you.”
8. "______you_______ (like) tea?” "No, I _________ (hate) it.”
9. "Can you come and see me tomorrow?” "Sorry, I ______ (work).”
10. "Is John here?” "No, he ___________ (play) football.”
11. Water ________ (boil) at 100` Celsius.
12. Can I turn off the TV? You _____not_____ (watch) it.
13. Prices ________ (go) up very fast these days.
14. I feel my English __________ (get) better very slowly.
15. I _______ (feel) a terrible headache now and can not go on my work.
16. This girl always _______________ (say) lies!
17. Where is Nick? – He _____________ (travel) round the world!
18. Our work ____________ (get) more and more difficult now!

Упражнение 24: Раскройте скобки, употребив английские глаголы в Present Continuous или в Present Indefinite (Simple).
1. I ____________ (not / know) these people!
2. He is a musician and he ___________ (work) in L. A.
3. Kathy is on the other side of the table. She ___________ (wear) red and white dress.
4. Alex _________ (smoke) a cigar now. He often __________ (smoke).
5. These girls are pupils. They ____________ (go) to St. Mary’s School.
6. I’m going to the pub. Who ______________ (come) with me?
7. Oh, look! The children _________ (eat) crisps and __________ (drop) them all over the carpet!
8. Where is Charles? – He _____________ (talk) to Kathy.
9. She is a writer. She ______________ (write) children’s stories.
10. Who ___________ (stand) near that door? – He’s one of my friends.




Unit 4. The Past Indefinite (Simple)
Упражнение 25: Раскройте скобки, употребив глаголы Past Indefinite (Simple).
1. Yesterday evening I _________ (to watch) television.
2. I _________ (to clean) my teeth three times yesterday.
3. Bernard ___________ (to smoke) 20 cigarettes yesterday evening.
4. The concert last night ________ (to start) at 7.30 and ____________ (to finish) at 10 o’clock.
5. The accident ___________ (to happen) last Sunday afternoon.
6. When I was a child, I ___________ (to want) to be a doctor.
7. Mozart ___________ (to live) from 1756 to 1791.
8. We __________ (to enjoy) our holiday last year.
9. We __________ (to stay) at a very good hotel.
10. Today the weather is nice, but yesterday it ___________ (to rain).
11. It was hot in the room, so I ___________ (to open) the window.
12. The weather was good yesterday afternoon, so we ___________ (to play) tennis.
13. William Shakespeare ____________ (to die) in 1616.
14. I _________ (to see) John yesterday.
15. They __________ (to work) last Saturday.
16. We _________ (to go) to the shop yesterday evening.
17. Jack _________ (do) English at school.
18. I _________ (to enjoy) the party.
19. I _________ (to have) a good holiday.

Упражнение 26: Раскройте скобки, употребив глаголы Past Indefinite (Simple).
Example: I didn’t go to New York, I went to Chicago.
1. We ________ Jim, we __________ Max. (to meet)
2. He ________ last Tuesday, he ___________ last Thursday. (to leave)
3. We ________ Jack, we _________ David. (to see)
4. They __________ a Volvo, they _________ a Fiat. (to buy)
5. You _________ the answer, Tom _________ the answer. (to know)
6. I _________ my passport, I _________ my ticket. (to lose)
7. We _________ the pizza, we __________ hamburgers. (to have)
8. He _________ a letter, he ___________ a postcard. (to write)
9. The film ___________ at 6.30, it ___________ at 7.30. (to begin)
10. My sister _________ at the theatre yesterday, she _________ at the disco. (to be)






Упражнение 27: Задайте общий вопрос.
1. My sister worked hard at her English last year. __________________
2. They wrote many exercises at home. __________________________
3. The students spoke only English last lesson. _____________________
4. Our lesson began at 12 on Thursday. __________________________
5. Our family got up at 8 o’clock last Sunday. _____________________
6. I did my homework at home. _________________________________
7. I listened to the news yesterday evening. _______________________
8. We worked together. _______________________________________
9. They sold these watches yesterday. ___________________________
10. The girl read about 20 pages yesterday. ________________________
11. Last morning she cleaned her room. ___________________________
12. We remember these words. __________________________________
13. The boys did their morning exercises. __________________________
14. He bought the cassette-recorder. ______________________________
15. He left the room. __________________________________________
16. It took me half an hour to get there. ___________________________
17. My son brought a cat. ______________________________________
18. I had dinner at the cafe. _____________________________________
19. He spent all his money. _____________________________________
20. He won the competition yesterday. ____________________________
21. I hated my job. ____________________________________________

Упражнение 28: Раскройте скобки и употребите английские глаголы в Present Simple или Past Simple.
1. She __________ (not / teach) at this school.
2. I ___________ (not / know) his family.
3. You often ___________ (see) them?
4. Agatha Christie _________ (write) over 75 detective stories.
5. She __________ (not / go) to school yesterday.
6. There _________ (be) an interesting film two days ago.
7. Where ___________ (you / go) for your holidays two years ago?
8. Last week we ____________ (be) at the library.
9. He often ___________ (bring) me flowers.
10. ___________ (you / meet) Paul yesterday?
11. Father __________ (work) in the garden yesterday.
12. What __________ (you / do) yesterday morning?
13. It ________ (be) hot yesterday.
14. The baby __________ (not / sleep) last night.
15. He never ___________ (drive) fast.
16. Lessy ___________ (live) in Paris in 1989.
17. Mary __________ (go) to work by car yesterday.
18. He ______ (go) to work in a factory every morning.
19. He ______ (die) very suddenly in 1870.
20. He always ___________ (spend) a lot of time abroad.
21. What ______ he ______ (do) in his first job?
22. He was not a policeman. He _______ (become) a travel agent last year.
23. My grandfather _______ (retire) two years ago.

Упражнение 29: Раскройте скобки и употребите глаголы в Present Simple или Past Simple.
1. Stratford-on-Avon ________ (to be) a small town in Central England where Shakespeare ________ (be born).
2. Two centuries (веков) ago, when there ___________ (not / to be) trains, cars and trams, people _____ (to travel) in carriages (кареты).
3. Latin __________ (to be) a dead language now, but it _______ (to be) the international language some four centuries ago.
4. Many thousands of years ago Cyprus (Кипр) ________ (to be) famous for its copper (медь).
5. In ancient Rome people _________ (to use) sticks of born or metal tablets. They _________ (to call) these sticks "styles”.
6. Shishkin __________ (not / to paint) his picture "Morning in the Pine-Wood” alone.

The no-less famous painter Savitsky _________ (to paint) the bear with her three little cubs (детеныши).
7. People _______ (to use) the rivers for travelling whenever they could.
8. Some centuries ago, the Russians _________ (to pay) heavy taxes (дань) to the Tartar Khans.
9. Christopher Columbus, an Italian, ________ (be born) in Genoa.
10. In 1486 Columbus ________ (to come) to Spain and Queen Isabella. Some courtiers ________ (to be) present at the audience. They ________ (to laugh) at Columbus.

Упражнение 30: Переведите текст на английский язык письменно.
1. Он пришел в пять часов.
2. Я говорил с ним на днях.
3. Он заходил, когда я был в институте.
4. Я узнал его с трудом. (Подразумевается: когда мы встретились).
5. Он вышел из гостиницы, взял такси и поехал в театр.
6. Начальник вошел в офис, сел за письменный стол и начал просматривать утреннюю почту.
7. Когда я приехал на вокзал, я пошел в кассу и купил билет.
8. Прошлой зимой я проводил много времени в библиотеке.
9. В прошлом году я часто ходил в театр.
10. Когда она была в Москве, она навещала нас каждый вечер.
11. Он был очень сильным, когда он был ребенком .
12. Я знал этого человека.
13. Он жил в Киеве.
14. Вы брали уроки английского языка каждый день?
15. Он (обычно) не обедал дома.
16. Летом я ходил на длинные прогулки в горы.
Unit 5. Модальные глаголы
Упражнение 31: Вставьте модальные глаголы can или can’t, could или couldn’t.
1. I’m sorry, but we _________ come to your party next Sunday.
2. She has the job because she ___________ speak five languages.
3. You always speak very quietly. I _________ hear you.
4. Where is my bag? I _________ find (найти) it.
5. I like this room. You ________ see the mountains from the window.
6. I was tied but I __________ sleep.
7. His eyes are not very good. He ___________ see very well.
8. I wasn’t hungry yesterday. I ____________ eat my dinner.
9. He _________ go to the party next Saturday.
10. He _________ go to the theatre last week he was ill.
11. I ________ play the piano.
12. _________ you open the door, please?
13. Ann ________ speak Italian.
14. When I was young, I _______ run very fast.
15. Bill ________ come to the party last week.
16. Computers ________ count.
17. I ________ play the guitar at all!
18. When he was five he ________ answer questions on calculus.
19. The teenagers of my age are boring. They ________ understand me.

Упражнение 32: Вставьте модальные глаголы can или can’t, could или couldn’t.
1. He ______ translate this article. It was very difficult.
2. If you are tired, I _______ check spellings.
3. ______ you write when you were 5 years old?
4. When I was a child, I ______ play chess.
5. What a delicious dinner! Your mother ________ cook well!
6. ______ you swim? – Yes, I swim very well.
7. ______ you cook when you were 16?
8. They say animals _______ forecast the weather.
9. Computers ________ write but they ________ smell.
10. My father ______ play football when he was 10.
11. He _______ answer any question now.
12. I think he _______ help you now.
13. I ______ go to the party as I was busy.
14. She ______ ride a bike when she was 7.
15. They __ speak English when they were 5, but they __ draw very well.
16. I ______ type but I ________ use a word processor.
17. I certainly _____ ski, but I’m good at tennis.
18. Cats ______ see in the dark.
19. He ______ sing but he ______ dance.
20. ______ you cook? – Yes, I _______.
21. Some years ago I ________ drive a car, but now I _________.
22. Last year he _______ speak English better (лучше) than now.
23. _________ you skate? – No, I _________.

Упражнение 32: Вставьте модальные глаголы Can, Could, May, Must (+not if necessary).
1. ______ you speak English?
2. I think all birds ________ fly.
3. There is a large pizza on the table. You ________ take it.
4. Where is the book? You ________ look for my book now!
5. _________ you help me? How _________ I go to the bar, please?
6. There was too many mistakes in my test! Last year I ____ do it better.
7. You _______ go out if you need (нужно).
8. If you don’t spend so much money on cigarettes, you _____ buy a car.
9. My father ____ speak eight languages, but he ____ write any of them.
10. Mammy, ______ I go to the party with Jill?
11. I think that all of the dinosaurs (динозавры) _______ swim very well.
12. Dinosaurs were very interesting animals. You ______ learn all about their life!
13. _______ you use a word processor?
14. Every child ________ go to school!
15. They are boring! They ________ understand me!

Упражнение 33: Вставьте модальные глаголы.
1. You _______ go out today. It’s too cold.
2. _______ I take your pen? – Do, please.
3. We ________ not carry (нести) the bookcase upstairs. It is too heavy.
4. When _______ you come to see us? – I ______ come only tomorrow.
5. ______ I write a letter to him? – No, you _______, it is not necessary.
6. You _______ meet Jill at the station.
7. Mary __________ finish the work at once.
8. You ______ drive to the airport. We are late for our flight!
9. Peter _________ return the book to the library. We all want to read it.
10. Why ____________ not you understand it? It is so easy.
11. ___________ we do the exercise at once?
12. __________ I see your passport, please?
13. My sister can read English but she ____________ not read German.
14. Who __________ read this poem?
15. _______ I have a seat next to the window?
16. ___________ I smoke here? – I am afraid not.
17. You _______ pay for your books in a day or two.
18. The lesson is over. We __________ go home now.
19. __________ I take your dictionary? – Do, please.
20. Must we translate this article in class? – No, you _________, you _______ do it at home.

Unit 6. The Present Perfect
Упражнение 34: Раскройте скобки и употребите глаголы в Present Perfect.
1. I _______________________ (stay) in an expensive hotel for 5 days.
2. I _______________________ (never / cook) dinner for 10 people.
3. They _______________________ (just / win) this competition.
4. My sister ___________________________ (just / leave) her school.
5. ___________ you ever ___________ (live) in a foreign country.
6. I _____________________________ (already / do) my homework.
7. He ______________________ (already / clean) his car.
8. ____________ you ______________ (make) the dinner yet?
9. I ________________________ (never / take) a helicopter tour.
10. We _________________________ (just / climb) a mountain.
11. I _________________________ (never / be) abroad.
12. She _______________________ (never / have) a job.
13. The film I ________________________ (just / see) is very interesting.
14. I _______________________ (always / have) the love of my children.
15. I ________________________ (just / do) my exercises.

Упражнение 35: Раскройте скобки и употребите глаголы в Present Perfect.
1. He ______________________ (write) a book about his life. Here it is.
2. _________________ he ever __________________ (be) abroad?
3. I ________________________ (know) true love.
4. Where is Peter? – He ______________ (go) to prison!
5. He _________________________ (travel) all over the world.
6. They _______________________ (just / arrive) home.
7. We _______________________ (just / buy) this house.
8. She _______________________ (live) in a foreign country.
9. He _______________________ (work) in a factory.
10. I ________________________ (be) in a jumbo jet.
11. I ________________________ (never / meet) anyone famous.
12. She ______________________ (cook) supper for us.
13. Help! He _____________________ (break) his arm!
14. They _________________________ (be) to the USA.
15. I ________________________ (see) the Shakespeare play "Hamlet”.
16. We ________________________ (be) for a walk in Central Park.
17. We _____ (climb) the Empire State Building. The view was fantastic!
18. ____________ you ever __________ (see) the Statue of Liberty yet?
19. ___________ you ever ____________ (see) a show on Broadway yet?
20. We ______________________ (not / decide) what to do yet.

Упражнение 36: Раскройте скобки и употребите глаголы в Present Perfect или Past Simple (Indefinite).
1. Jill ______ (buy) a new car two weeks ago.
2. His hair is very short. He _____ (have) a haircut (стрижка).
3. Last night I _____ (arrive) home at half past twelve. I ______ (have) a bath and then I ______ (go) to bed.
4. _______ (you/visit) many museums when you were in Paris?
5. My bicycle isn’t here any more. Somebody ______________ (take) it.
6. When ______ (you/give) up smoking?
7. I ____ (not/eat) anything yesterday because I _____ (not/feel) hungry.
8. Why _________ (Jim/not/want) to play tennis last Friday?
9. The car looks very clean. ________ (you/wash) it?
10. Brian: Hello, Susan. Is Alan here?
Susan: No, I’m afraid he _______ (go) out.
Brian: Oh, what a pity! When exactly _______(he/go) out?
Susan: About ten minutes ago.
11. "Look! I ______ (find) a $20 note!” "It’s probably mine. Where ___you___ (find) it?”
12. "Alice ____ (buy) a new car.” "Really? Where ____she____ (get) the new money?”
13. "I’m sorry. I ___ (break) a cup.” "How __ you ___ (manage) to do it?
14. "What ______ (happen)?” "It looks as if he _____ (come) round the corner too fast.”
15. My father ______ (just have) a car accident, but he ________ (not be) badly hurt.

Упражнение 37: Раскройте скобки и употребите глаголы в Present Perfect или Past Simple (Indefinite).
1. We ______ a terrible night-the baby _____ at three o’clock and ____________ crying since! (just have, wake up, not stop.)
2. She _____ to lock up last night. (forget)
3. He _____ to her lately-have you? (not talk)
4. I _____ too much money last month. (spend)
5. Since he was six he ________ Mozart. (always like)
6. He _______ as a vet until He got cancer. (work)
7. We _____ here for the last year. (live)
8. We certainly ______ a lot of rain this year! (have)
9. They __________ nearly ten years ago. (get married)
10. "______he_______ any work at all today?” "He ______ Angie Banks a few hours ago-otherwise not a thing?” (do, ring)
11. "How’s the weather?” "Great. The sun _________ every day up to now.” (shine)
12. I ________ lucky all my life. (be)
13. ________you ever________ what it’s all about? (wonder)
14. I ______ a lot of new people last year. (meet).
15. He ______ (spend) his last weekend in the country with his girlfriend.



Упражнение 38: Раскройте скобки и употребите глаголы в Present Indefinite (Simple), Present Continuous или Present Perfect.
1. What _____ you ______ (talk) about?
2. We ______ just_______ (talk) about it.
3. We ______ usually ______ (not talk) about it.
4. She ______ (tell) them some interesting stories every evening.
5. He ________ (tell) us nothing about it.
6. She ______ (tell) us some stories about dogs.
7. We ________ (have) two lessons today.
8. They are not at home. They ____ (have) a meeting.
9. She _______________ (not speak) yet.
10. The police ________ (ask) me several questions.
11. He ______already_______ (learn) the rule.
12. I am busy now. I _______ (write) a letter.
13. Who _________ (write) this article?
14. What language _____you______ (study)?
15. "What ______ he _______ (do)?” "He ______ (read) the newspaper.”
16. Who ________ (teach) you to do it?
17. He _____just_______ (do) something for us.

Упражнение 39: Раскройте скобки и употребите глаголы в Present Indefinite (Simple), Present Continuous или Present Perfect.
1. Where is Joe? He ____________ (look for) his key.
2. Hazel _______________ (study) a new language every year.
3. Give Ben lots of beans. He ________________ (like) them.
4. It’s quiet because the children _______ (stay) with their grandmother.
5. We always ________________ (spend) the summer in York.
6. I’m sorry, he can’t come to the phone. He ___________ (cook) dinner.
7. I ________ (believe) you _________ (know) Alison and Jenny Smith?
8. – What’s that noise? – Sam ____ (have) a bath. He always ___ (sing) in the bath.
9. Don’t disturb Edward. He __________ (do) his homework.
10. We usually ________ (watch) TV3 but tonight we ___ (watch) TV2 for a change.

Упражнение 40: Переведите на английский язык следующие предложения:
1. Неужели ты не помнишь, что мы должны встретиться в 6 часов? Я здесь уже 20 минут. Почему ты опоздала?
2. Мой брат хорошо знает математику. Если (if) вы не знаете как решить какую-нибудь задачу, спросите его. Сейчас он объясняет что-то своему товарищу. Вы слышите его объяснение?
3. – Она уже пришла домой?
- Не знаю.
- А я купил два билета в театр. Ведь она не была в театре с тех пор как вернулась в Москву.
4. Сегодня у нас зачет (a credit test). Преподаватель уже пришел и три студента готовятся отвечать.
5. Смотри, у Петра свет в окне! Давай зайдем к нему. Я не видел его с зимы.
6. За последнее время мы сделали много упражнений на употребление времени Present Perfect. Теперь я гораздо лучше понимаю как употребляется это время.
7. Мы только что закончили четырнадцатый урок. Урок очень интересный. В нем много новых слов и выражений. На следующей неделе мы собираемся начать пятнадцатый урок. Я надеюсь, что он будет еще интереснее.
8. На прошлой неделе я отсутствовал на двух уроках английского языка.




Unit 7. The Future Indefinite (Simple)
Упражнение 41: Измените предложения, употребив Future Indefinite (Simple).
1. Birds fly to Africa. _______________________________________
2. They draw animals well. __________________________________
3. These children help their mother. ____________________________
4. We open the window in our room. ___________________________
5. I come to see Mr. Dale. _____________________________________
6. Children read and write at school. _____________________________
7. We eat apples. ____________________________________________
8. They take their dog to the street. ______________________________
9. The day is hot. ____________________________________________
10. They study English with grandmother. _________________________
11. I have breakfast. ___________________________________________
12. I cook dinner. _____________________________________________
13. My family live in this town. _________________________________
14. Children play in the garden. _________________________________
15. My friends play football. ____________________________________
16. I get up early. _____________________________________________
17. I write a letter to my friend. __________________________________
18. We go to the disco. ________________________________________
19. I come to see my friend._____________________________________
20. We do our homework. ______________________________________

Упражнение 42: Задайте общий вопрос.
1. We shall go to the cinema. __________________________________
2. He will read this book quickly. _______________________________
3. They will bring you some mushrooms. _________________________
4. She will put on her new dress. ________________________________
5. I shall run to the lake. ______________________________________
6. The cat will catch a mouse. __________________________________
7. The children will bring their mother some berries. ________________
8. We shall go to the cinema tomorrow. __________________________
9. You will eat bread and butter. _______________________________
10. You will learn 20 English words tomorrow. ____________________
11. She will eat an apple. ______________________________________
12. He will see a new film on Sunday. ____________________________
13. You will count from 1 to 30 in English. ________________________
14. I shall take the umbrella with me. _____________________________
15. You will go to see your friends. _____________________________
16. We shall write the dictation. _________________________________
17. This duck will swim in the lake. ______________________________



Упражнение 43Раскройте скобки и употребите глаголы в Present Indefinite (Simple) или Future Indefinite (Simple).
1. We ___________ (to leave) as soon as he __________ (to arrive).
2. He says he ___________ (to telephone) us before he ____________ (to leave) the airport.
3. She ___________ (to stay) at home until she ___________ (to feel) better.
4. "When ___________ (you / to visit) them?” "Probably next week.”
5. When he _______ (to finish) school he ________ (to go) to university.
6. I ________ (to send) you a postcard as soon as I ______ (to get) there.
7. When ___________ (she / to be) back?
8. The plane ___________ (to leave) at 7.00.
9. I ___________ (to go) to the seashore every summer.
10. I ___________ (to go) to the seashore next summer.
11. He ___________ (to listen) to music when he ___________ (to come) back from school.

Упражнение 44: Переведите на английский язык.
1. Как долго Вы собираетесь сегодня работать?
- До шести часов вечера.
2. Что она собирается преподавать? – Танцы.
3. Мы собираемся пожениться!
- Мои поздравления!
4. Он ничего не знает! Он провалится на экзамене!
5. Я уверен, что он сдаст экзамен!
6. Поторопись! Поезд сейчас уйдет!
7. Я собираюсь учить английский, чтобы получить работу получше.
8. Я собираюсь пойти домой пораньше, чтобы закончить свое домашнее задание.
9. Она собирается родить ребенка!
- О! Поздравляю!
10. Он будет ждать меня в аэропорту.
11. Я собираюсь снять одноместный номер в вашей гостинице.
12. Он собирается забраться на эту гору в этом году.
13. Опять дождь! Что мы будем делать?
- Давай останемся дома и будем смотреть телевизор.
14. Мой начальник будет очень недоволен, но я не собираюсь делать эту работу.






Прочитайте, переведите  тексты  контрольной работы с английского языка.

Text 1. The Meal Is Paid
An Englishman who was in France wanted to go back to England by sea. But he had very little money.

He had so little money that he could pay only for the ticket. As he knew that the trip would last only two days, he decided not to eat during these days. 
As he took a ticket and got on the ship the next morning, he tried not to hear the bell for breakfast. When dinner time came,

he was very hungry, but he didn’t go to the dining-room. In the evening he was still more hungry, but when the waiter came to invite him to have supper, the Englishman said that he was ill. 
The next day the Englishman was half-dead and couldn’t stand the hunger any longer. "I shall go and eat even if they kick me out into the sea”, he said to himself.
So he went to the ship dining-room and had his dinner. In the evening he had supper but was very much afraid of his future because he didn’t pay for the meals. At last he addressed the waiter and said: " Bring me the bill, please”. – "What bill?” – asked the waiter. – "For the supper and dinner I had in your dining-room”. – "Don’t trouble, Sir. You paid for your meals when you bought the ticket”.

Text 2.
A Simple Language
Bill Thompson was a university graduate. That is probably why he got a good job soon after he left university.

He was a barman in a private hospital for the deaf and dumb. One day, of rather one evening, he wanted to go to a party and asked me to do his work. I said that I couldn’t do it, as I didn’t know the sign language.
- It’s very simple, – he said, – the moment you open the bar at six in the evening a few chaps will come in. They will make a sign to put the glasses on the table. You will take the glasses and put them on the table. Next they will make a sign to pour out whisky into the glasses and take the money. If you are still worried you can have my telephone number just in case.
I could not say "no”, so I said "yes”. I opened the bar at six and the moment I did so six fellows walked in. They made the sign to put the glasses on the table. Next they made the sign to pour out whisky into the glasses. I did what they wanted, for the next two or three hours they made the sign to pour out whisky and at last they got up to their feel, opened their mouths, but I could not understand anything. I rushed to the telephone, dialed Bill’s number and told him about it.
- Don’t worry, old chap, - he answered laughing, – they’ve had too many drinks and they are singing now!





Text 3.
The Present
The young man was going to marry a beautiful girl. One day the girl said to him that the next day she would celebrate her birthday and invited him to her birthday party.
The young man wanted to make her a present, so he went to a gift shop. Of all the things he particularly liked the vases. But they were very expensive, and as he had very little money he was going to leave the shop without buying anything. Making for the door he suddenly heard a noise: one of the vases fell on the floor and broke to pieces. A brilliant idea came to his mind. He came up to the counter and asked the salesman to wrap up the broken vase he wanted to buy. The salesman got a little surprised but did what the young man had asked him to do.
The young man took the parcel and went straight to the girl’s place. By the time he entered the room the guests had already gathered. Everybody was enjoying the party. Saying "Many happy returns of the day”, the young man told the girl that he had bought a small present for her. With these words he began to unwrap the parcel.
Suddenly he got pale and said, "I am afraid, I have broken it. There were so many people in the bus…” but when he unwrapped the parcel, he saw that the salesman had wrapped up each pieces of the vase separately.


Text 4.
Tea-Leaves
Many, many years ago tea was unknown in European countries. Many people didn’t even know the word "tea”, though drinking tea was very popular in the East.
Once a young sailor came back from India. He was the only son of an old woman and every time he returned to Great Britain from a far-away country he brought his mother a gift.
This time he brought her a box of tea. The old woman didn’t know anything about tea, but she liked the smell, and invited all her friends to come any try it.
When the guests arrived, she invited them to the dining table and treated them to cakes, fruit and tea-leaves.
When the sailor entered the room and saw a big plate filled with the tea-leaves, he understood everything. He smiled when he saw his mother’s friends eating tea-leaves with butter and salt. They pretended they liked it, but it was clear they didn’t enjoy eating the leaves.
"Where is the tea, mother?” – the sailor asked.
His mother pointed to the plate in the middle of the table. "No, this is only the leaves of the tea”, the sailor said. "I threw the water away, of course”, was the answer.




Text 5.
The Right Way
Walter Raleigh (1552- 1618), was a famous English admiral, explorer, statesman and writer. He was never tired of sailing across the seas in search of new lands for his queen, Elizabeth I.
Coming back from one of his expeditions to America, he brought with him a sack of potatoes which were then quite unknown in England. He had them planted in a field and when he got the first crop, he sent some potatoes to a friend of his, and wrote telling him to have them planted in spring. The friend’s crop was as good as Raleigh’s, and he took a basket of potatoes to his wife.
She did not know how to cook them, so she tried to fry some in butter. Then she served the new dish with sugar and cinnamon. However, the fried balls were hard and had an unpleasant taste. They thought it was too cold in England for the American potatoes to become ripe enough. So the man pulled up the plants and burned them. When the fire had died down, and there were only ashes left, the man happened to step on a potato lying in the ashes. The potato split and the man saw that it was white and soft inside. Then he picked up the split potato which now had a pleasant smell, and tasted it. The taste was very pleasant, too.
Thus the right way of cooking potatoes was found, and soon a lot of people were enjoying them.

Text 6.
Fishing
Fishing is my favourite sport in spite of my age. I am 16.
I often fish for hours without catching anything. But this does not worry me. Some fishermen are unlucky. Instead of catching fish, they catch old boots and rubbish. I am even less lucky.
I never catch anything – not ever old boots. After having spent whole mornings on the river. I always go home with an empty bag. "You must give up fishing!” my friends say. "It’s a waste of time”. But they don’t realize one important thing. I’m not really interested in fishing. I am only interested in sitting in a boat and doing nothing at all!
Every fisherman likes telling different stories about their fishing: how much fish they managed to catch or describe the biggest fish they caught. I can’t do that as I never catch anything, but I want to tell you a story that happened last year.
One day I was fishing on the bank of the river. The sky was blue, the sun was shining brightly and I was happy. The catch of the other fishermen was very good (they caught a lot of trout), but I was unlucky as usual.
A young man, tall and rather handsome, was closely watching me. An hour passed. I was still fishing. the man was still watching me. Two more hours passed. The young man was still watching me. At last I looked at him and said,
"Why don’t you fish yourself?”
"I haven’t got the patience”, answered the young man.



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