Exercise 25. Choose the correct alternative
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1. Catherine loves cats/the cats.

2. Look at cats/the cats! They are chasing a bird.

3. I don’t like coffee/the coffee, but I like tea/the tea.

4. You cut the cake/cake and I’ll pour coffee/the coffee.

5. Life/The life will be very different in the future.

6. Life/The life of a mayfly is extremely short.

7. I enjoy swimming/the swimming in the sea.

8. Children/The children usually like playing games.

9. Children/The children have gone to the park.

10. All people/the people in this room are my relatives.

11. All people/the people should have freedom of speech.

12. Villages/The villages in this part of the country are very beautiful.

13. Breakfast/The breakfast is the most important meal of day/the day.

14. Paul was only/the only person who remembered me.

15. In Stone Age/the Stone Age, people lived in caves.

16. I would like to travel to Spain/the Spain.

17. We travelled to London by train/the train.

18. He is learning to play flute/the flute.

 

Exercise 26. Fill in a, an or the where necessary.

1. A: Shall we go to … cinema tonight?

B: Yes. It’s a long time since I saw … film.

2. A: Have you ever been to … Copenhagen?

B: Yes. I think it’s … prettiest city in Europe.

3. A: Did you see all … sights in Paris?

B: Yes, but … Eiffel Tower and … Louvre were my favourites.

4. A: What did you have for … lunch today?

B: I had … sandwich in … office canteen.

5. A: Do you buy … newspaper every day?

B: Yes. I usually buy … Independent and my wife reads … Times.

6. A: Danny plays … golf very well, doesn't he?

B: Yes, he practises every weekend with his friends.

7. A: Which station are you meeting John at?

B: … Waterloo Station. It's … big place. I hope I find him easily.

8. A: Are you going on holiday this summer?

B: Yes. We've booked … holiday for three weeks in … Canary Islands.

9. A: What did you see on your tour today?

B: … Buckingham Palace and … Houses of Parliament.

10. A: … Duponts, who live next door to us, are French.

B: … French are very friendly people, aren’t they?

11. A: That’s … beautiful dress. Where did you get it?

B: In …summer sale at … Harrods, actually.

12. A: Who is going to open … new shopping centre?

B: I heard that … Queen is going to do it.

 

        

Exercise 27. Fill in a, an or the where necessary.

1. … football team who have won …World Cup … most times is … Brazil. They have won … competition four times. … team also hold … record for … greatest number of … goals scored overall and have played in every one of … tournament’s finals.
2. … tallest man in … world was born in … USA in 1918. His name was … Robert Wadlow and … last time he was measured, in 1940, he had reached a height of 2.72 m. His hands were 32.4 cm from … wrist to … tip of … middle finger.
3. David was waiting at … King’s Cross station. He was about to travel to … Newcastle by … train for … job interview. However, … train was late and he had been standing on … platform for over … hour.
4. I take … bus to … school every day. I leave ... house at eight o'clock in … morning. It is … five-minute walk from my house to … bus-stop. … journey to school takes about … quarter of …hour.
5. … Queen is going to visit … Bridgeford … next week to open … new hospital which has been built in … town. It will be … exciting event which all … local people will attend.
6. Stuart has got … cold, so he has to stay in … bed. His mother has made him … bowl of soup and he has got … box of … tissues on his … bedside table. He will probably spend most of … day sleeping.

 

Exercise 28. Read the following proverbs and fill in a, an, the or Zero article.

1. … Rome wasn’t built in … day.

2. … actions speak louder than … words.

3. … apple … day keeps … doctor away.

4. When in … Rome, do as … Romans do.

5. Where there’s … will there’s … way.

6. You can’t teach … old dog … new tricks.

7. You can’t get  … blood out of … stone.

8. You cannot make … omelette without breaking … eggs.

9. … more you get … more you want.

10. …more … merrier.

11. … home is where … heart is.

12. Fire is    … good servant but … bad master.

 

Find Russian equivalents for these proverbs. Choose one/some of them and make up a dialogue to illustrate its meaning.

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