2. Лексико-грамматический комментарий
2.1. Would you mind answering the door? Не откроешь дверь?
Упражнение 16. Задайте вежливый вопрос (wouldyoumind …?), употребляя следующие глаголы:
to live in a suburb of St. Petersburg; to have a thick carpet on the floor; to look for business partners; to have a look at their web-site; to read their profile; to come back; to improve you business; to have a cup of tea; to take the children to school; to begin a new project; to stay with us for some days; to go to the seaside.
2.2. How should I know? (Un.3:1.4) Откуда мне знать? Разве я знаю?
2.3. Have a guess. Отгадай.
2.4. I haven't the faintest idea. Не имею не малейшего представления.
2.5. Who from? От кого?
Предлоги в разговорной речи обычно употребляются в конце предложения.
Упражнение 17. Поставьте вопросы к предложениям, употребляя Who …? или What…? с соответствующим предлогом.
1. I went with my sister. 2. I'm thinking about that film. 3. I bought it from my neighbour. 4. She sent it to her uncle. 5. I'll put it into a parcel. 6. He made it for you. 7. The book is about France. 8. I was talking to Jane.
Упражнение 18. Напишите вопросы, употребляя Who …? или What …? по образцу: Salad. (begin) What do you begin with?
1. A friend. (waiting). 2. Films. (talking). 3. The business partner. (speaking). 4. A starling. (looking). 5. Schubert's sonatas. (interested). 6. My mother. (write). 7. Life. (thinking). 8. Breakfast. (waiting). 9. Friend (play tennis). 10. Letter. (be). 11. Aunt. (have dinner).
2.6. What's the news? Что нового?
2.7. What are their opening hours? Как они работают? Какое у них время работы?
2.8. This Centre is open 7 days a week.
a week - раз в неделю; a month - раз в месяц и т.п. Предлог не употребляется.
2.9. from 6.30 in the morning to 10 in the evening.
from … to - от(с) … до
2.10. every two weeks каждые две недели
every two months каждые два месяца
2.11. It sounds well. Это (звучит) приятно.
2.12. to begin with для начала
2.13. Push yourself a little. Напрягись немного; сделай над собой усилие.
2.14. Have a pitty on me. Сжалься надо мной.
2.15. Come on, Emily. Давай, Эмили.
2.16. to go to bed ложиться спать.
I. A letter of invitation
Ms. Lewis: Emily!
Ms. Lewis: Would you mind answering the door? I'm washing up.
Emily: Okay. (After some time comes back into the room). Guess what's this?
Ms. Lewis: How should I know?
Emily: Well, have a guess.
Ms. Lewis: I haven't the faintest idea. Are you going to tell me or not?
Emily: Certainly I am. It'sa registered letter for you.
Ms. Lewis: A letter? Who from?
Emily: How should I know? I haven't opened it.
Ms. Lewis: Give it to me, then (she opens and reads the letter).
Emily: Now, what's the news?
Ms. Lewis: Well, Health and Fitness Centre invites me to join this Centre. They sent me the invitation, and an application form to fill out and a few advertising pamphlets.
Emily: Did you ask them about it?
Ms. Lewis: Yes, I did. I telephoned to this Fitness Centre last week to get some information about their services.
Emily: Well, I wonder how much it costs.
Ms. Lewis: Do you? If you are really interested in it, I can tell that it's about 500 euro for a year and for that I'll be able to use all the facilities. They have a fully-equipped gym, saunas, steam-baths and a swimming-pool and bowling-courts. And I can pay in monthly installments if I like.
Emily: Right. And what are their opening hours?
Ms. Lewis: This Centre is open 7 days a week from 6.30 in the morning to 10 in the evening.
Emily: OK. And how does it work? I mean, do you know what the procedure is?
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