Підручник Англійська мова 9 клас (9-й рік навчання) - Л.І. Морська - Астон 2017 рік

UNIT 2. MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS

LESSON 22

1. Listen to the dialogue and say whether the statements below are true or false. Find the words in bold and explain their meaning.

Linda: Mr. and Mrs. Thompson moved to Seattle last week.

Brenda: That’s terrible news. They had been living in this neighbourhood for at least twenty years.

Linda: True. But Mrs. Thompson was promoted to a very high position in her company. She couldn’t turn it down.

Brenda: Right, especially since she had been working there for such a long time.

Linda: Yes. She had invested a great deal of energy and time in her profession.

Brenda: Linda, did you have a chance to visit them before they left?

Linda: No. Unfortunately, by the time I went to say good bye to them, they had already moved out.

1. The Thompsons stopped living in Seattle.

2. They had spent about twenty years in Seattle.

3. Linda saw the Thompsons before they had left the neighbourhood.

2. Rewrite the dialogue in exercise 1 as if the Thompsons have moved to Seattle today. Make the necessary changes in grammar.

Exam Skill Builder

3. Read an extract from a student’s autobiography.

Choose the correct answer.

My English is really getting better. I 1. ___ to learn the language since 1985, but only recently I have I been able to make some real progress. By the time I started high school in 1988, I 2. ___ the language for almost three years; however, I was only able to introduce myself and utter a few memorized sentences. For a couple more years, I 3. ___ through grammar and vocabulary lessons, which made absolutely no difference. Nothing worked, so I decided to study abroad. I found an exchange program in England that sounded like the perfect answer. I 4. ___ with a host family for one month. It was a huge disappointment! I 5. ___ there the whole time staring at the host mother and father hoping that there would be some breakthrough. Nothing. When I returned, I mentioned to a friend that I 6. ___ problems ith the language for years. He recommended that I spend a year in an English speaking country. I decided to go abroad again. I 7. ___ exchange programs for a couple of weeks and finally decided on a school in the United States. Well, it worked. I 8. ___ and 9. ___ in the U.S. for more than two years. I 10. ___ here for at least another year before I return home. By then, I should be completely fluent.

A

B

C

D

1

am trying

tried

have been trying

had been trying

2

am studying

studied

have been studying

had been studying

3

am struggling

struggled

have been struggling

had been struggling

4

am staying

stayed

have been staying

had been staying

5

am sitting

sat

have been sitting

had been sitting

6

am having

had

have been having

had been having

7

am

researching

researched

have been researching

had been researching

8

am living

lived

have been living

had been living

9

am studying

studied

have been studying

had been studying

10

am staying

had staying

have been staying

had been staying

4. Provide the term for the opposite sex.

Female

Male

Female

Male

grandmother

son

mother

husband

stepdaughter

uncle

sister

father-in-law

niece

boy

cousin

spouse

5. Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Continuous or the Past Perfect tense form.

1. When I walked into the kitchen after dinner last night, my wife (wash) the dishes, so I picked up a dish towel to help her. 2. By the time class was over this morning, the rain (stop) so I didn’t need my umbrella anymore. 3. When I left for school this morning, it (rain) so I used my umbrella. 4. Last night I started to study at 7:30. Dick came at 7:35. I (study) when Dick came. 5. By the time I walked into the kitchen after dinner, my husband (wash, already) the dishes and (put) them away. 6. Last night I started ro study at 7:30.I finished studying at 9:00. Dick came at 9:30. By the time Dick came, I (finish) my homework.

6. Match the definitions with the correct phrasal verb

1. to change or develop into something different

2. to develop in a particular result

3. to not accept an offer or request, to refuse

4. to give something to the person who has officially asked for it or who is in charge

7. Replace the underlined word combinations with the correct phrasal verb from exercise 6.

1. The teacher asked the students to give their copy-books to her: - The teacher asked the students to turn in their papers.

2. How could you reject such a nice job offer?

3. Obviously, I’m disappointed at the way the things have developed.

4. Our holiday developed into a nightmare.





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