to do something, to call at, to leave a message, to phone, to get somebody on the phone
4. Preparing to Receive a Foreign Delegation
to make all the arrangements, to appoint somebody to do something, to look up, to get somebody on the phone, straight away
5. Receiving a Foreign Delegation
to have a pleasant journey, to put up at a hotel, to enjoy the stay, to be pleased, to be interested in, to prefer, to consider, straight away, I’d rather, to get in touch with one’s people, what a shame, to be held up
I. Ask a box-office clerk which performances he would advise you to see. Book two seats for the performance you have chosen.
II. Ask your guests if they would like to see some places of interest In Moscow. Tell them what you consider to be of interest to them.
III. Invite your guests to come to Moscow again.
IV. Say a few words to your friends about the last football (hockey) match you’ve seen.
V. Speak of your impressions of a film (play). Try to persuade your friend to see it.
VI. Explain to an assistant at a book-shop why you don’t like the book she's shown you. Tell her what kind of book you’d prefer.
VII. Look at the picture carefully and ask each other questions about it. Use one of the Perfect Continuous forms and the words and expressions given below. '
to discover, to be surrounded, in spite of (the fact), to take no notice of, to lean forward, to pull, the result was..., to blame smb.
Words you may need: to fish удить рыбу, a fishing line леска, a life belt спасательный круг