L Fill in the blanks with prepositions or adverbial particles where necessary.
1. When Mary opened a meeting... the first time ... her life, her voice shook ... nervousness. 2. The young scientist shook hands ... his friends, who had come ... the airport to see him .... 3. I wonder why Bob is such an ill-natured boy. It’s a pity he only takes ... his mother ... looks! 4. Ask Kate to join ... our party. She looks serious, but I know she is very jolly ... nature and is fond ... singing and dancing.
5. Since more and more people are going......winter sports
to-day, skis are usually ... great demand when winter ap proaches. There is also a great demand ... skates. 6.1 know ... my own experience that to gain a good knowledge ... a fore ign language one must work hard ... it every day. 7. Having no experience... teaching little children, Comrade Ivanov sat in at other teachers’ classes before he himself began to teach. 8.... spite ... the fact that he made a few mistakes, everybody liked his talk. 9. I don’t advise you to allow your son to go ... the cinema very often. I am sure he does it ... the expense ... his studies. 10. ... which year did the Russian people gain the victory ... Napoleon [na'poulisn] ? II. Which books ... Jack London have you read ... the original? 12. The wor kers ... the factory went... strike and the news spread quickly all over the place. 13. Many African patriots have been arre sted ... spite ... the fact that they are not guilty ... any crime.
14. He’s only come ... a short stay, but the news ... his arrival spread in no time.
II. Choose the correct word.
1. When I saw that actress on the stage for the first time, she (to look like, to take after) a small girl. From her biog raphy I learnt that she (to look like, to take after) her mo ther, who had been a great actress, too. 2. Don’t be cross with the man! When you (to get to know, to learn, to find out, to recognize) him better you will find him a very good- natured person. 3. I am afraid I don’t know what time our meeting begins tomorrow. Can you (to get to know, to learn, to find out, to recognize) it for me? 4. After a month's stay in hospital he lost ten kilos, and we hardly (to get to know, to learn, to find out, to recognize) him on his return. 5. I just (to get to know, to learn, to find out, to recognize) that it’s my turn to be on duty tomorrow. 6. You’ll (to win, to gain) a lot of useful knowledge if you go to these lectures regularly