Exercise 3 . Translate into English

1. Кто из этих двух лучший ученик?

2. Она примерила (try on) свои два платья и надела самое нарядное (smart).

3. Он осмотрел все компьютеры и купил самый современный (modern).

4. Кто самый высокий ученик в классе?

5. Из двух игрушек мальчик выбрал самую яркую.

6. Возьмите этот чемодан (suitcase), он легче вашего.

7. В районе West End находятся самые дорогие магазины.

8. Что ты собираешься делать дальше?

9. Я думаю, что он старше вас, помоложе меня.

10. Это самый талантливый студент в нашей группе.

11. Хотя у нас были самые плохие места, нам очень понравился спектакль (performance).

12. Где ближайшее почтовое отделение?

13. Последний поезд прибывал в полночь.

14. Последние известия были совсем неинтересные.

15. Они получили дополнительные сведения по этому вопросу.

Exercise 4. Open the brackets and use the comparative form of the adjectives and adverbs.

1. This exercise is (simple) than that one.

2. Why are you talking? Please be (quiet).

3. New districts of Moscow are (beautiful) than the old ones.

4. He is (clever) than his brother.

5. My (old) sister is 4 years (old) than me.

6. There are (many) customers on Saturdays than on weekdays.

7. Are expensive things (good) than cheap ones?

8. Is English grammar (difficult) than Russian grammar?

9. He has made (few) mistakes than yesterday.

10. She had to give us (far) information though she didn't want to.

11. Students from Group 3 are (industrious) than those from Group 1.

12. Have you met our new colleagues, Mr. Brown and Mr. Green? The former is an excellent economist, (late) is a good lawyer.

13. They have got down to business without any (far) delay.

14. This matter is (urgent) than that one.

15. He plays tennis (bad) than she does.

16. He's got a still (old) edition of this book.

17. Is there a (late) train passing here?

18. (far) details will be given tomorrow.

19. Motor-cycles are (noisy) than cars, aren't they?

20. That is (incredible) story I have ever heard.

21. It is not always (bright) students who do well in tests.

22. Which is (deep), Lake Michigan or Lake Superior?

23. She is far (self-confident) than she used to be.

24.  (tall) man among the guests is a basketball player.

25. I like both of them, but I think Kate is (easy) to talk to.

26. Most people are (well off) than their parents used to be.

27. She has a lot to be thankful for; but (sad) thing of all is that she does not realize it,

28. I want to buy a car – (powerful) one you have.

29. You look a lot (sad) than you did last time I saw you.

30. There is nothing (irritating) than locking yourself out of your own house.

31. Both roads lead to the city centre, but the left-hand one is probably a bit (short) and (direct).

32. As I get (old), I notice the policemen seem to be getting (young).

33. The boys in our school are much (good-looking) and a lot (good) at football than the boys in other schools in the town.

 

PREPOSITIONS

 

Prepositions of Time

 

AT IN ON
at 10.30 at Christmas/Easter at noon/night/midnight at lunch/dinner/breakfast (time) at that time at the moment at the weekend in the morning/evening/afternoon/night in the Easter/Christmas holiday(s) in January (months) in (the) winter (seasons) in 1992 (years) in the 19th century in two hours (two hours from now) on Monday on Easter Sunday etc. on Christmas Day on Friday night on July 30th on a summer afternoon on that day

 

· We never use at, in, or on before yesterday, tomorrow, next, this, last, every.

                  e.g. She’s leaving next Sunday.

· We use from … to/until to talk about periods of time.

                  e.g. The museum is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

· on time – neither late nor early, at the correct time / in time – not late

                  e.g. I always make sure I get to work on time.

                  e.g. I hope I’ll get to the airport in time to watch the plane land.

· at the beginning – at the place or time at which smth starts / in the beginning – initially. This suggests further change

e.g. There is a contents page at the beginning of the book.

e.g. He thought German was hard in the beginning, but now he finds it easy.

· at the end – at the furthest or last part of smth / in the end – at last, finally, when everything is taken into consideration

e.g. At the end of the day I like to relax in front of the TV.

e.g. I was going to take the bus home, but in the end I got a taxi.

 

EXERCISES

Exercise 1. Fill in at, on, in.

1. … 6 June 7. … 24 September 13. … Friday morning
2. … the evening 8. … Thursday 14. … Saturday night
3. … half past two 9. … 11.45 15. … night
4. …Wednesday 10. … Christmas Day 16. … the end of the day
5. … 1987 11. … Christmas 17. … the weekend
6. … September 12. … the morning 18. … winter

Exercise 2. Fill in at, on, in.

1. Goodbye! See you ___ Friday.       

2. Whеrе were you ___ 28 February?

3. I got up ___ 8 o’clock this morning.        

4. I like getting up early ___ the morning.   

5. My sister got married ___ May.     

6. Diane and I first met ___ 1979.

7. Did you go out ___ Tuesday?        

8. Did you go out ___ Tuesday evening?     

9. Do you often go out___ the evening?      

10. Let’s meet ___ 7.30 tomorrow evening.

11. I often go away ___ the weekend.

12. I’m starting my new job ___ 3 July.

13. We often go to the beach ___ summer.

14. George isn’t here ___ the moment.

15. Julia’s birthday is ___ January.

16. Do you work ___ Saturdays?

17. The company started ___ 1969.

18. I like looking at the stars ___ night.

 

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