Second Conditional Tense 
If I knew better English, I would go to USA and study there. 
If I were more hard-working, I'd study better. 
I wouldn't fail the exam, if I read that book. 
If I weren't careless, I wouldn't lose my keys. 
I'd be more fresh and cheerful now, if I slept a little more. 

Answering the following questions write about your best friend. 
  1. How long have you known him/ her? 
I have known them for about 2 years. 
  1. Where did you meet? 
We met at school. 
  1. Why do you get on well? 
Maybe because we think similar, and have a lot in common. 
  1. What do you have in common? 
We have the same hobbies, friends, like the same things, and e.t. 
  1. Do you ever argue? What about? 
If yes, we argue about some little things. 
  1. How often do you see each other? 
We see each other every day. 
  1. How do you keep in touch the rest of the time? 
In holidays, we go for a walk, to cinema, and try to see each other as often as we can. 
  1. Have you ever lost touch? Why? When? 
I think, no. We try to always keep in touch. 
  1. Do you think you’ll stay friends? 
I'm sure in that. 


Exercise 1: Think of reasons for doing these things, for example: play the lottery – I play the lottery with some hope to win the jack pot. 
I study with a hope to find a good work in the future. People work to earn much money. 
We sleep to be more fresh, cheerful, and efficient. 
I go to the gym to become more hardworking and strong. 
I learn English to go to other countries and be able to communicate there with others. 
I am learning to cook to cook my favorite dishes myself. People plant trees to create new forests. 
Exercise 2: Some difficult cases of turning direct speech into reported speech.  
He said, “No, thank you”. -  He thanked, and said no. 
He said, “Yes, please. I’d like a cup of coffee with a piece of cake.” -  He said, that he'd like a cup of coffee with a piece of cake. 
He said, “You are from Armenia, aren’t you?” -  He asked am I from Armenia. 
He said, “I am sorry for keeping you waiting.” -  He said sorry for keeping me waiting. 
He said, “Are you coming with us or do you prefer to stay at the hotel?” -  He asked am I coming with them, or do I prefer to stay at the hotel. 


Exercise 1: Choose the correct verb form. 
  1. saw / was seeing a very good programme on TV last night. 
  1. While I shopped / was shopping this morning, I lost / I was losing my money. I don't know how. 
  1. Last week the police stopped / were stopping Alan in his car because he drove / was driving at over eighty miles an hour. 
  1. How did you cut / were you cutting your finger? 
  1. I cooked / was cooking and I dropped / was dropping the knife. 
  1. When I arrived / was arriving at the party, everyone had / was having a good time. 
  1. Did you have / Were you having a good time last night? 

Exercise 2: Complete the sentences with the verbs in the Past Simple or Past continuous. 
  1. 1 While I was going to work this morning, met an old friend. 
  1. didn’t want to get up this morning. 
  1. It was raining and it was cold, and my bed was so warm. 
  1. was listening to the news on the radio when the phone rang. 
  1. But when I picked up the phone, there was no one there. 
  1. said hello to the children, but they didn't say anything because they were watching television. 

Exercise 1: Match the verb phrases. Then make sentences using both verbs in the past. Join the sentences with so, because, and, or but. 
  1. I broke a cup, but I mended it with glue. 
  1. I felt ill, so I went to bed. 
  1. I made a sandwich, because I was hungry. 
  1. I had a shower, and washed my hair. 
  1. lost my passport, but then I found it. 
  1. called the police, because I heard a strange noise. 
  1. ran out of coffee, so I bought some more. 
  1. forgot her birthday, so I said sorry to her. 
  1. The phone rang, and I answered it. 
  1. My friend told a joke, and I laughed. 

Exercise A: Look at the pictures of Helen and use the prompts to write sentences. Use the correct form of the present simple. 
  1. Every day Hellen gets up at half past seven. 
  1. Often, Hellen eats fast food for lunch. 
  1. In the evening Hellen usually meets her friends for coffee. 
  1. Once a week Hellen watches a film at the cinema. 
  1. Hellen rarely goes to the gym. 
  1. Hellen has a driving lesson twice a week. 

Exercise B: Complete using the correct present continuous form of the verbs in brackets. You may have to use some negative forms. 
  1. Gordon? I think he is writing a letter at the moment. 
  1. Yes, the match is on TV now, but we are losing. 
  1. Right now, Margaret is having a shower. Do you want to ring later? 
  1. Sally is staying with her aunt for a few days. 
  1. I'm not lying! It's true. I did see Madonna at the supermarket. 
  1. Josh is always using my bike! It's so annoying. 
  1. We are having lunch, but I can come around and help you later. 
  1. Are you playing music up there? It's really noisy! 

Exercise C: Rewrite correctly. Change the words or phrases in bold. 
  1. Are top musicians studying for many years? 
Do top musicians study for many years? 
  1. What's going on? I hope you don’t touch my things! 
What's going on? I hope you didn’t touch my things! 
  1. It's a small business, so each person is doing lots of different jobs. 
It's a small business, so each person does lots of different jobs 
  1. Does Christine listen to the radio, or is that the TV I can hear? 
Is Christine listening to the radio, or is that the TV I can hear? 
  1. am usually buying a special ticket each week for the bus because it's cheaper. 
usually buy a special ticket each week for the bus because it's cheaper. 
  1. Our washing machine is starting when you press the button. 
Our washing machine starts when you press the button. 
  1. How's the match going? Does our team win? 
How's the match going? Is our team winning? 
  1. Many people are enjoying spending time on the beach on holiday. 
Many people enjoy spending time on the beach on holiday. 

Exercise 3: Match a line in A with a reply in B and a further comment in C. 
  1. What a lovely day it is today! - Yes. - Beautiful, isn't it? 
  1. It's very wet today. - Mm. Horrible. - Makes you feel miserable, doesn't it? 
  1. How are you today? - I'm very well, thanks. - How about you? 
  1.  Did you have a nice weekend? - Thank you. - We had a pub lunch and went for a walk. 
  1.  How are you finding living in London? - I'm enjoying it. - It was a bit strange at first, but I'm getting used to it. 
  1.  Did you have a good journey? - Yes, it was lovely. - The plane was a bit late, but it didn't matter. 
  1.  Did you watch the football yesterday? - No, I missed it. - Was it a good game? 
  1.  What a lovely coat you're wearing! - Thank you very much. - I got it in Paris last year. 
  1.  If you have any problems, just ask me for help. - Yes, no problems. - That's very kind of you. 

Think of three questions to  ask someone about three of these subjects job, home, last holiday, free time. 
Where do you work? How long have you been working there? Do you like your job? How much money do you earn? 
Do you live in a house or in an apartment? Do you like your home? Do you live alone or with your family? Do you spend much time at home? 
Do you have lots of free time? How do you like to spend your free time? Do you like to stay at home or go somewhere eith your friends? 

Exercise E: Write one word in each gap. 
  1. We were waiting outside the stadium for a long time before they finally let us in. 
  1. I've got that concert on on DVD – it's fantastic! 
  1. I ran all the way home and I was just in time for my favourite programme. 
  1. Everyone clapped when the singer came on stage. 
  1. At the cinema, Mum sat on the right, Dad sat on the left and I sat in the middle. 
  1. Ed doesn't want to become a professional footballer. He just does it for fun. 

Exercise F: Complete by changing the form of the word in capitals when this is necessary. 
  1. Whats the name of that song you were singing earlyer? 
  1. I started to learn the piano, but I don’t think I've got much musicial talent, to be honest. 
  1. My dad used to be really fit and was on his college athletes team. 
  1. When you were young, did you ever play in street with other local children? 
  1. Alan is studying to be an actor, but I don’t think he's enjoying it. 
  1. They have a wonderful collection of old toys at the museum in town. 
  1. my grandad loves to sail and we often go out on his boat. 
  1. You love to practise a lot if you want to work as a musician. 

  1. You have received a letter from your English–speaking pen friend 
I am very busy now preparing for my exams but yesterday I went to the cinema with my friends. We saw a new film about Sherlock Holmes. You’ve probably seen it too. … 
What kinds of films do you like? Where do you prefer watching films — in the cinema or at home and why? What would you make a film about if you had a chance? 
Most of all I like comedy films. I think it's the most interesting and funny janre. The place means nothing to me, I'll watch a film anywhere, if I'm not alone. If I had a chance, maybe I'd like to make a film about school life, because is very interesting. 

2.You have received a letter from your English–speaking pen friend. 
My brother sent his best photos to a young photographers’ competition and won a camera. It was cool! I’ll try my luck one day too. 
What kind of competition would you like to take part in? What prize would you like to win? Do you think participating in competitions is worth the time and effort, why? 
I think I'd like to take part in a kind of music competition, and it'd be perfect if I win some money. 

  1. Our team won the competition. 
  1. He has been a champion for a long time. 
  1. I´d like to join in a concert 
  1. Finally, she beat her best score. 
  1. She likes folk music most of all. 

Funny Story
After her husband had gone to work, Mrs Richards sent her children to school and went upstairs to her bedroom. She was too excited to do any 1 housework that morning, because in the evening she would be going to a fancy dress party with her husband. She intended to dress up as a ghost and she had 2 made her costume the night before. Now she was 3 impatient to try it on. Though the costume consisted only of a sheet, it was very effective. Mrs Richards put it 4 on, looked in the mirror, smiled and went downstairs. She wanted to find out whether it would be 5 comfortable to wear.
Just as Mrs Richards was entering the dining-room, there was a 6 knock on the front door. She knew that it must be the baker. She had told him to come straight in if ever she failed to open the door and to leave the bread on the kitchen table. Not wanting to 7 frighten the poor man, Mrs Richards quickly hid in the small store-room under the stairs. She heard the front door open and heavy footsteps in the hall. Suddenly the door of the store-room was opened and a man entered. Mrs Richards realized that it must be the man from the Electricity Board who had come to read the meter. She tried to 8 explain the situation, saying 'It's only me', but it was too late. The man let out a cry and jumped back several paces. When Mrs Richards walked towards him, he ran away, slamming the door behind him.
1. А) homework; B) household; C) housework; D) housewife
2. А) did; B) made; C) built; D) created
3. А) nervous; B) restless; C) ill at ease; D) impatient
4. А) up; B) on; C) over; D) down
5. А) attractive; B) exciting; C) comfortable; D) cozy
6. А) knock; B) kick; C) hit; D) crash
7. А) fear; B) worry; C) disturb; D) frighten
8. А) describe; B) explain; C) interpret; D) clear

Getting to know each other.
1.   Tell me about yourself. Where were you born? Where do you live at the moment? What have you studied?
My name is Liana. I was born in Yerevan, and now I live there.
2.   How long have you been studying English?
I've been studying English for 8 years.
3.   Are you good at cooking/swimming/etc?
Yes, I'm good at cooking, swimming and playing the piano.
4.   Who you want to be, what you want to do?
I've not decided yet.
5.   What are your future plans?
I want to choose a profession, and work somewhere in Europe or America.
6.   What did you do yesterday?
7.   What are you going to do tomorrow?
Go to school.
8.   What have you seen before you came here?
9.   Do you remember your last dream or any particular dream?
10.     Tell me a story that you remember from childhood?
I don’t remember any story.
11.     Do you remember any strange or dangerous situation from your life?
No, I don't.
12.     Do you live in a house or an apartment?
I live in an apartment.
13.     Have you ever lived in another country?
14.     Have you ever met a famous person?
Yes. I have met many famous persons.
15.     How do you spend your free time?
I play the piano, spend my time in internet, or play with my dog Lexie.
16.     What are your hobbies?
Playing piano.
17.     What is your motto?
I don’t have a motto.
18.     What kind of people do you like?
I like kind, funny, clever and self-confident people.
19.     What languages do you speak?
 I know Armenian, Russian and English.
20.     What’s something you do well?
I don't know.
21.     What is your goal in life?
To have a good work.
22.     Are you a ‘morning’ or ‘night’ person?
I'm a night person.
23.     When do you feel best? In the morning, afternoon, or evening?
 I feel best in evening.
24.     Why do you want to learn English?
Because English is the most used language, and its really important.
25.     Would you like to be famous?

No comments:

Post a Comment