a) Answer these questions.
1. Why do people sometimes hire things instead of buying them?
2. Do you always spend your holiday somewhere near Moscow? Do you sometimes go to the seaside in stead?
3. In what kind of weather do you usually like to stay in instead of going out?
b) Make up sentences according to the models; use the words and word combinations given below.
Models: 1. He has taken my book instead of his.
2. They stayed in instead of going out.
1. this journal — that one; a pair of gloves — a hat (as a present); a cup of tea — a cup of coffee
2. to play — to work; to go in for sports — to read at the expense of one’s health; to hire a taxi — to go by under ground
to do somebody harm, to do somebody good, to do (be doing) well
1. You’d better practise skating for another two weeks or so. You will find it very helpful. 2. I advise you to go skiing every Sunday. 1 am sure you won’t feel the worse for it. 3. A walk before going to bed will improve the condi tion of his health. 4. My son is making good progress in music. 5. The young actress was given a very difficult role, but she managed it.
b) Think of a beginning.
1. ... It won’t do you any harm. 2. ... I am sure it’ll do him good. 3. ... I am sure he’ll do well. 4. ... I find she’s done very well, don’t you?
1. Прочитайте книгу еще раз, это будет очень полезно.
2. Вы можете быть на солнце около двух часов, это вам не повредит. 3. Я не хочу, чтобы мой сын курил. Это ничего не принесет ему, кроме вреда.
a) Make up sentences, using the English equivalents of the following.