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Дробові числівники /

Fractional Numerals

Звичайні / Common

Десяткові / Decimal

1/3 one third

2/5 two fifths

5/6 five sixth

1/2 one half

1/4 one quarter

3 ½ three and a half

12.66 twelve (one two) point six six

0.325 nought point three two five (or point three two five)

but $12.50 twelve dollars fifty

Способи називання 0 в англійській мові:







67 01 38 (tel.)

No. 701 9 (bus)

Room 206

1905 (year)




5-0 (football score)

15-0 (in tennis)

five point oh three

six seven oh one three eight

get the seven oh one

I’m in room two oh six

nineteen oh five

nought point oh two

the number zero

five degrees below zero

Spain won five nil.

The score is fifteen love.

1.Read and write down the following cardinal  numerals.

1. 3; 13; 30; 4; 14; 40; 5; 15; 50; 2; 12; 20; 1; 11; 100.

2. 21; 34; 63; 72; 56; 98; 76.

3. 152; 284; 581; 760; 985; 201.

4. 1,385; 8,123; 7,003; 45,670; 98,350; 586,342; 552,331.

5. 1,234,567; 35,756,394; 257,382,764.

2.Form, read and write down ordinal numerals from the following.

1; 3; 7; 9; 12; 20; 56; 102; 300.

3.Read and write out in words the following common and decimal fractions.

a) 1/7; 2⅝; 6⅔; 1/25; 10¾.

b) 3.5; 0.14; 15.025; 9.2; 4.878; 20.05.

4.Do the sums and read them.

M O D E L S:


20 plus 5 is (is equal to) 25


20 minus (less) 5 is (is equal to) 15

2 x 5=10

2 times5 is (is equal to) 10

10 : 2=5

10 divided by 2 is (is equal to) 5














Read and translate the text. Describe the manager’s office.


            People who are engaged in business, in operating it spend the most part of their working hours in an office. That is why it is necessary to create the best conditions for their fruitful work.

            I work as a manager of International Building Company and I'd like to tell you some words about my office. I have a great deal of work to do, so my secretary helps me to organize the meetings, registers all the calls, types different records, sheets, documents.

            My office is not very spacious, but light. I have not much furniture in it - only two desks, two bookshelves and a bookcase.

            To be a prosperous businessman, to save much time, you should have everything at hand. My desk is near the window and there is a tower computer with a laser printer on it. Word processor and scanner are to the left and a mat with a mouse on it is to the right. The keyboard is in front of me. I can not imagine my work without computer as it contains all the necessary information. I also perform the calculations with the help of it. The quickest way to get in touch with my foreign partners, to send them a letter is the Internet, so I have my personal e-mail.

            Sometimes I need different documens in double, so I use a Xerox-machine, which is in the right-hand corner of my office. There is a telephone, fax and answering machine on the desk. I keep all the papers in files, folders to avoid a mess on my table and in drawers.

            When I am on a business trip, I take a note-book, attaché case, mobile phone to continue my work and be available to reach any time.

            You will be able to succeed in business if you are confident in yourself. It also depends on your appearance, clothes. I have not a numerous staff in my firm, but all my colleagues are very responsible people and highly qualified specialists

A Working Day of the Businessman.

1.Read the text and translate it.

John Naylor, 24, is a successful businessman. Let’s follow him through a typical day.

The alarm clock goes off at 7.00 a.m. John gets out of the bed at the same time. He jumps in the shower, shaves, opens one of the half-dozen boxes of fresh, white shirts waiting on the shelf, finishes dressing, and makes a cup of coffee. He sits down to a toast while he looks through the Fleet Street Journal. It takes him about 15 minutes to wake up and get ready. His briefcase in one hand and gym bag in the other, he sits in the car, ready to start the day.

He clocks in at exactly 7.45 a.m. He takes a seat in front of the computer and prepares for hours of phone calls and meetings that occupy his mornings.

At noon John rushes to the health club. In an hour he sits in the club dining room where he has lunch with a potential client. They discuss business over sparkling water and a cup of coffee.

At 2.30 p.m. he is back at his office, ready for some more hours of meetings and phone calls. At 6.00 p.m. John phones out for delivery of dinner to keep him going through the next two or three hours he’ll spend at his office. John gets home at 10.00 p.m. just in time to sit down to a packet of yoghurt and to watch his favourite film on TV before going to bed. 

2. Make brief notes of John’s daily routine. Use these times as a guide.









3. Answer the questions:

1. What takes up most of his time?

2. What things do you dislike about his daily routine?

3. Is his daily routine always the same?

4. Is his daily routine very different from yours? How?

5. What do you think about his social life?

4. Work in groups of two.

Student A: You are going to interview John. Ask him questions about his daily routine.

Student B: You are John. Answer the interviewer’s questions about your daily routine.