Практична граматика англійської мови для першокурсників. Частина II: Навчально-методичний посібник з граматики, страница 55

9.  Старик любил, когда ему читали.

10.   По этому вопросу спорили три дня.

11.   На эту картину всегда смотрят с восхищением.

12.   На меня никогда не обращают внимания.

13.   Над Питером всегда насмехались.

14.   Земля вскоре была потеряна из виду.

15.   Задание было выполнено.

16.   К Дэвиду всегда придирались.

17.   На тебя никогда нельзя положиться.

18.   Поторопитесь, вас ждут.

19.   С ним нельзя иметь дело.

20.   С этой ситуацией придется смириться.

21.   Этот вопрос надо рассмотреть немедленно.

**TASK 86.  Mary has just arrived home from work. Neil is already there. Complete their conversation by using the right tense forms

MARY:  Hi! I'm back. Sorry I'm late.

NEIL:  Hello. What kept you?

MARY:  I  ___________(to have) to use the ring road and I  ___________ (to stick) in a traffic jam for forty minutes.

NEIL:   Why you  ___________(not to use) the usual route?

MARY:  Because the road  ___________ (to close) until work on the access road to the new hospital  ___________ (to complete).

NEIL:   When is it due to  ___________ (to finish)?

MARY:   Well, the access road  ___________ (to open) by the Mayor next week, according to the newspaper, and the Health Minister  ___________ (to invite) to open the hospital on the same day, but they  ___________ (to know) yet whether she definitely ___________ (to come).

NEIL:    A lot of money  ___________ (to waste) if she  ___________(not to come).

MARY:  Why's that?

NEIL:  You  ___________ (not to see) all those rose bushes that  ___________  (to plant) round the hospital?

MARY:  So what? They  ___________ (to be) lovely for the patients.

NEIL:  But the patients  ___________(to be able) to see them, because they're round the entrance, and the wards  ___________(to look) out in the other direction. A lot of people  ___________ (to protest) about it, but all their complaints ___________ (to ignore) until it was too late.

MARY:   If they had money to spare, it must  ___________ (to spend) on facilities for patients, not on making the front look pretty for the Minister.

NEIL:   Absolutely. It's typical of this local council. They  ___________ (to elect) to save money, but they do just the opposite.

MARY:   Perhaps they  ___________ (to throw) out at the next election.

NEIL:  I hope so. Now, are you ready for supper?

**TASK 87.  Read this letter from Maurice, who is on holiday in Britain, to his sister Wendy in New Zealand. Put the verbs in brackets into a suitable tense form, active or passive.

Dear Wendy,

How are you? We've been having a lovely time. We're being very well looked after by our hosts. We __________ (to take) sightseeing and we __________  (to introduce) to some of their friends, who __________ (to make) us feel very welcome. Last night we __________ (to show) round a castle, by the owner! Most of the land in this area __________ (to belong) to his family for about five hundred years. Apparently, the land __________ (to give) to them after one of his ancestors __________ (to kill) while trying to save the king’s life. Quite romantic, isn't it?

The castle itself was a little bit disappointing, to be absolutely honest. The owner told us that it __________ (to suffer) serious damage during a fire about thirty years ago. When the building __________  (to restore) they __________ (to install) central heating and things like that. So once you're inside, it __________ (not feel) much different to any other large old house. But the owner if a real character. He told us lots of stories about things that __________ (to happen) to him when he was young. He __________ (to send) abroad to work in a bank, but he hated it, so he  __________ (to behave) very badly in order to __________ (to sack). He kept us laughing for hours. I hope he __________ (to invite) here before we leave. I'll have lots more to tell you when we get back.

Take care. Yours affectionately.


***TASK 88.   Translate into English.