Tobacco and Narcotic substances. How Does Smoking Affect Health? Narcotics and Other Dangerous Substances (Тексты для перевода), страница 4

A person who is addicted to either of these drugs is a menace to himself and to others. He loses the ability to judge his actions realistically. He may be emotionally unstable. And above all, a barbiturate addict may die from the effects of an overdose of the drug. Clearly, the barbiturates and amphet­amines are two-edged swords; they may be used for great good by doctors, or they may be used with great harm by unstable individuals.

2. Поставьте 5 вопросов ко всему содержанию текста

3. Употребите глагол-сказуемое в правильной форме

If you 1_____ (to smoke) and you still 2_____ (to believe) that there's a definite link between smoking and bronchial troubles, heart disease and lung cancer, then you 3 _____certainly _____ (to deceive) yourself. No one 4_____ (to accuse) you of hypocrisy. Let us just 5_____ (to say) that you 6_____ (to suffer) from a bad case of wishful thinking. This 7_____ (to need) make you too uncomfortable because you 8_____ (to be) in good company. Whenever the subject of smoking and health 9_____ (to raise), the governments of most countries 10_____ (to hear) no evil, 11_____ (to see) no evil and 12_____ (to smell) no evil. Admittedly, a few governments 13_____ (to take) timid measures. In Britain, for instance, cigarette advertising 14_____ (to ban) on television. The conscience of the nation 15_____ (to appease), while the population 16_____ (to continue) to puff its way to smoky, cancerous death. You  17_____ (to have) to look very far 18_____ (to find out) why the official reactions to medical findings 19_____ (to be)so lukewarm. The answer 20_____ (to be) simply money.

4. Выберите правильный предлог

1.  If you find that thoughtfulness is a trait you want to develop, you can begin (on, for, by, in, at) making an effort to be thoughtful of others.

2.  You can try to be aware (in, at, from, of, for) the wishes of others at all times.

3.  In the first instance the person is being dishonest (on, from, for, with, at) those about him.

4.  This lack of sincerity is easily sensed (at ,in, from, with, by) one’s friends.

5.  It is only by being sincere (in, at, with, since, by) your effort to change some of your personality traits that you can make any change in your personality.

6.  Most people use the word “personality” to mean the total impression a person makes (for, since, at, on, by) other people.

7.  Part of your personality was formed (by, on, from, since, with) the time you were born.

8.  Your adolescence is the time (between, above, under, since, from)  your childhood and your adult years.

9.  (for, on, at, after, during)these years you form much of the personality that will be yours in years to come.

10.  You need to set reasonable goals for yourself and then do your best to achieve them.

5. Соедините слово в правой колонке в его определением слева

1.  neurosis

a)strong cords that control the location and movements of bones

2.  malignant

b)giving immunity to disease by injecting a weakened form of a germ into a scratch on the patient’s body

      3.   tendons

c) a mild emotional disturbance characterized by anxiety and feelings of insecurity

     4.    RNA

d)the body system that includes the organs that digest food

      5.    vaccination

e) very harmful to the body, causing death

      6.   artificial 

f) the body system that includes the organs that perform the function of blood movement

      7.   stethoscope

g) the practice of treatment of a germ-free environment

      8.   circulatory system

h)  not real, not made of natural things but made to be like something real

      9.   gastrointestinal system

i)an instrument used by doctors to listen to patient’s hearts, lungs

    10.   asepsis

j) ribonucleic acid