to run smth. to pull up (at)
to run into smb. (smth.) to beat (beat, beaten)
to be alike
to compare (with, to)
(See Vocabulary for Lesson 5, p. 389)
1. State the tense-form of the italicized verbs, then translate the sen tences into Russian (} 4. p. 466).
a) I. How long have you been doing this translation?
2. I’ve been waiting an hour and a half for you. 3. He’s
been working here since 1980. 4. He says he had been studying English for two years before he came to work here. 5. I was told your friend had been waiting half
an hour before you rang him. 6. I haven’t seen him
since last month. What has he been doing? 7. Since when has the man been sitting here? 8. How long has this question been under consideration? 9. "Have you known Comrade Sedov long?" “Yes, I’ve known him since 1980."
b) 1. Why didn’t you look for the journal yourself?
2. What were you all looking for when I came in? 3. He said he had looked for the magazine everywhere, but could not find it anywhere. 4. Vd been looking for my notebook the whole morning before 1 finally discovered it under the newspaper. 5. The tickets haven’t been booked yet. 6. Call the children in! They’ve been playing outside since early morning. 7. The passengers could not go into the compart ment because their berths were being set up. 8. When the passengers went into the compartment, the porter was fixing a new lamp for them. 9. You’ue chosen a book, haven’t you?
10. When I saw her last, she was wearing a well-cut sleeve less dress. I don't think she’d been wearing it long. It looked quite new.
11. Practise aloud.
1. How long have you been waiting for me here? 2. It’s been raining for ages. 3. This hat isn’t new at all! I’ve been wearing it for years!
III. Answer the following questions, paying particular attention to the use of the Perfect Continuous forms.
1. How long have you been learning English?
2. What are you reading now in English? How long have you been reading it?