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What classes you (to have) next Friday? Only Literature and Math. – ..........................................................

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When you (to go) to visit your granny? - .......................................................................................................

They (to have) party on Friday but they haven’t invite us yet. – Oh, (not to worry), they probably (to do) it today. - .............................................................................................................................................................

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Mummy, I (to visit) doctor when I (to be) free of work. – ..............................................................................

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You (to close) the door, please? – ....................................................................................................................

We (to go) to the park, then to the café and then (to visit) our friends. – ........................................................

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I (to go) to drink some tea at home. You (to join) me? – ................................................................................

Program about wild animals (to start) tomorrow at seven o’clock. You (to go) to see it with us? – No, I (to prepare) to my exams with Tony and Liza. – ..................................................................................................

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You (to drop)up at the grocery and (to buy) some salt? – ...............................................................................

Tonight we (to watch) an interesting film which has been shot this year. – ....................................................

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We (have) a party next Saturday. (To come) to our place at 6 o’clock? – Oh, yes. With pleasure..................

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I (not to go) away for my holidays next month because I haven’t enough money. You (to go) away?...........

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The concert (to start) at 7:30 this evening........................................................................................................

George, is it true that you (to get married) next week? ...................................................................................

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The art exhibition (to open) on the third of May and (to finish) on the fifteenth of July.................................

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What time the next train (to leave)?..................................................................................................................

Ann, we (to go) to the country, you (to come) with us?...................................................................................

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The S.S. Blue Star (to arrive) on Monday according to the plan......................................................................

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The exams (to take place) next month as announced.......................................................................................

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The office (to close) an hour later than usual tomorrow...................................................................................

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We (to have) breakfast very early tomorrow so that we can leave home before eight.....................................

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He usually works at the station but next month he (to work) at the docks for a few days each week.............

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Saturday is his day off, usually. However, he (to play) in the finals of a tennis tournament next Friday so the firm (to give) him both days off..................................................................................................................

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My uncle (to visit) us soon................................................................................................................................

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I am sorry I can’t accept your invitation. I (to have) lunch with some business people next Wednesday.

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Translate from Russian into English

Куда ты собираешься в следующие выходные? – Мы с мужем едем кататься на лыжах. –

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Мы навестим вас, как только папа придет с работы. – ..............................................................................

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У нас вечеринка в субботу. Приходи и бери свою подругу с собой..........................................................

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Не мог бы ты помочь мне? Мне очень трудно дается математика. – .......................................................

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Кажется, ты болен. Я вызову врача. – ..........................................................................................................

Я принесу книгу завтра. – .............................................................................................................................

Летом мы поедем к бабушке в деревню. Мы пробудем там весь июль, а затем вернемся в город.

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The clever poor man

One day a poor man was riding a horse on his way to a small town. In the evening when he was tired and hungry he tied his horse to a tree and sat down under it to have his supper. Soon a rich man sopped nearby and began to tie his horse to the same tree.

“Don’t tie your horse to that tree,” said the poor man. “My horse is wild and it may kill your horse. Better tie it to another tree.”

But the rich man answered: “I shall tie my horse where I like.” So he tied up his horse to the same tree and sat down to eat. But a few minutes later they heard a terrible noise and saw that the two horses were fighting. They ran up to them but it was too late – the rich man‘s horse was killed.

“See what your horse has done?” cried the rich man. “You’ll have to pay for it,” and he brought the poor man before a judge.

The judge asked the poor man: “Is it true that your horse has killed his horse?” But the poor man answered nothing. The judge asked him many other questions, but the poor man did not say a word. At last the judge cried: “What can I do? This man cannot speak!”

“Oh,” said the rich man, “he can speak as well as we can. He spoke to me when I met him.”

“Are you sure?” asked the judge. “What did he say?”

“Of course, I am sure,” answered the rich man. “He told me not to tie my horse to the same tree where his horse was tied. He said that his horse was wild and would kill my horse.”

“Oh,” said the judge, “now I see that you are not right. He told you not to tie your horse to that tree, so he must not pay for your horse.”

Then he turned to the poor man and asked him why he had not answered all his questions.

The poor man said: “I didn’t answer your questions as I knew you would believe a rich man sooner than a poor man. So I wanted him to tell you everything and now you see who was right and who was wrong.”

 

Wrong pronunciation

The pronunciation of English is not easy matter, since frequently the words are pronounced quite differently from how they are spelled.

A Frenchman who had learned English at school, but had half forgotten it, was staying in London on business. It was in November, and the weather was most unpleasant, damp and foggy.

The Parisian, not being accustomed to the English climate, had caught a severe cold, and was coughing day and night. At last, he decided on getting a remedy for this cough, but as he did not remember this English word, he looked it up in his dictionary. Unfortunately, the dictionary did not tell him how to pronounce it. Remembering, however, the pronunciation of the word “plough” [plau], he naturally concluded that “cough” must be pronounced [kau].

So he entered a chemist’s shop and said: “Will you, please, give a something for my cow!” The chemist, thinking, he had misunderstood him, asked politely:

“I beg you pardon, sir?”

The Frenchman repeated his request for some remedy for his “cow”.

“For your cow, sir?” replied the chemist. “Are you a farmer then?”

“A farmer?” answered the Frenchman rather indignantly. “What in the world makes you thinks so? Oh, no, I came from Paris, beautiful Paris!” he added haughtily.

The chemist now almost began to think that he was dealing with a madman. In great bewilderment he asked again: “But your cow, sir? Where is your cow?”

“Here!” cried the Frenchman, coughing very loud and pointing to his chest. “Here it is! I have a very big cow in my chest!”

Luckily, the chemist understood and gave him the remedy he wanted.

A prince and the horses

Once upon a time there lived a prince who had a great fancy for horses.

Walking through the market with one of his friends, the prince once saw a fine steed whom a passing dealer was selling. The prince decided to buy it and managed to induce the dealer to accept about half the price that he had asked for it.

“Get me another such horse to make a match to it,” said the prince, overjoyed with his bargain. “I will do so,” said the dealer, “if a get something in advance; for I cannot get another such horse without paying something down to its present owner.”

“Take this,” said the prince, handing him a considerable sum, “and come back with the other horse as soon as you can.”

Then turning to his friend the prince said: “Was he not foolish to take only half of what he asked? He saw that I was bent of buying that horse, whatever I had to pay for it, why did he give in? Oh, he had no sense! If only I make a list of all the fools in my kingdom sometime, I’ll place this man’s name at the top of it. Am I right?”

“No,” answered his friend, “you are not. You must put your name at the top of the list of fools, not his.”

“Why,” asked prince rather angrily.

“For giving money in advance to a stranger, without even knowing where he lives,” answered his friend.

“But,” said the prince, “if he comes back with the horse, as he certainly will, what will you say then? He will not dare to fail the prince; of course he will come. What can you answer me?”

“I shall then strike off your name from the top of the list, and put his in its place.”





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