1. Прочтите и переведите текст:
The problem of learning languages is very important today. Foreign languages are socially demanded especially at the present time when the progress in science and technology has led to an explosion of knowledge and has contributed to an overflow of information. The total knowledge of mankind is known to double every seven years. Foreign languages are needed as the main and the most efficient means of information exchange of the people of our planet.
Today English is the language of the world. Over 300 million people speak it as а mother tongue. The native speakers of English live in Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand and the United States of America. English is one of the official languages in the Irish Republic, Canada and the South African Republic. As а second language it is used in the former British and US colonies.
English is not only the national or official language of some thirty states which represent different cultures, but it is also the major international language for communication in such areas as science, technology, business and mass entertainment. English is one of the official languages of the United Nations Organization and other political organizations. It is the language of literature, education, modern music, international tourism.
Russia is integrating into the world community and the problem of learning English for the purpose of communication is especially urgent today.
So far there is по universal or ideal method of learning languages. Everybody has his own way. Sometimes it is boring to study grammar or to learn new words. But it is well known that reading books in the original, listening to the ВВС news, communicating with the English speaking people will help а lot. When learning а foreign language you learn the culture and history of native speakers. One must work hard to learn any foreign language.
2. Вставьте соответствующую форму глагола «to be»:
1). Good company ... an inseparable part of a good dinner.
2). There ... no need to worry.
3). I ... sure about the direction.
4). Autumn ... dull and rainy.
5). She ... very busy yesterday.
3. Вставьте предлоги:
1). My friend studies .. the university.
2). We waited ... you yesterday.
3). I entered ... the room quickly.
4). The performance lasts three hours and is over ... 6 p.m.
5). I am afraid ... dogs.
4. Ответьте на вопросы:
1). What is the best season for planting trees?
2). When do you usually have breakfast?
3). Do you call in a doctor when you have a headache?
4). Who does the cooking in your family?
5). When is your birthday?
5. Переведите на английский язык:
1). Он живет в большом городе.
2). Мы часто ходим в музей по воскресеньям.
3). Я смотрю образовательные программы по телевизору.
4). В комнате много цветов.
5). У них мало родственников.
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