III. Fill in the blanks with articles wherever required.
Which Was the Fastest?
This is ... story about ... Frenchman, ... Englishman and ... American who were once travelling by ... train in ... Europe. ... conversation was about how fast ... trains were in their countries. ... Frenchman said, “In my country ... trains go so fast that ... telegraph posts by ... railway line look like ... garden fence (забор)". ... Englishman said, “At home ... trains run so fast that we have to pour ([po;] лить) ... water on ... wheels (колеса) to stop them from getting hot.” ...American said, “That’s nothing! I was once taking ... trip and my daughter came on to ... platform to see me off. While I was getting into ... compartment ... train started. I leaned out of ... window to give her ... kiss and kissed instead ... cow (корова) in ... field six miles down ... railway line.”
VOCABULARY EXERCISES Stage I
I. Pronounce correctly.
consideration, worth, instead, responsibility, responsible, reasonable, tired, journey
II. Read the following words, paying particular attention to the pro* nunciation of the letters and combinations of letters in bold type.
din, lime, rite, trimmed, pie, tied, wright, sigh, tightly, sir, mirth, stir, birch, entire, admire, irresponsible, squirrel, child, wild, mild, kind, grind, hind
III. State which part of speech the italicized words are and say how they are formed. Translate the word combinations Into Russian.
respectable age, heavy responsibility, a gloomy expre ssion, an ordinary reader, a reasonable excuse, considerable knowledge, a funnily-dressed person, a tiring journey, ca reful consideration
IV. Translate the following word combinations into Russian.
a respectable-looking gentleman, a hard-working stu dent, a grey-haired man, a good-looking girl, a fair-haired girl, a dark-eyed woman, a well-known writer, a well-