ught it best not to tell the pupil the unpleasant truth as he knew the boy had been working hard at it. 3. When David first met Helen, he could hardly guess that one day the girl would become a reliable friend who would never say "no" when he needed help and would be ready to put new strength in him at cheerless moments. 4. The boy was fond of compo sing music, and his mother tried to get him still more inte rested by taking him out to concerts and lectures on music.
5. The day was so hot that by three o’clock only a few holi day-makers remained on the beach (пляж), as there were hardly any cool shady places there. 6. “Can I make an appo intment with you for one o’clock?” asked the girl. “The time you gave me doesn't suit me.” 7. “I know it was Nick who spoilt the tablecloth,” said the little boy, "but I'll never tell anybody.” 8. Although all of Jim Stone’s friends tried to convince him that the manager’s daughter was beyond his reach, he kept saying that he would rather risk his position with the firm than stop loving the girl.
II. Fill in the blanks with prepositions or adverbial particles if necessary.
1. ... what way did Highsmith expect to succeed... getting the part ... a country lad? 2. Many good actors failed to con vince Miss Posie ... their ability, but this did not discourage Highsmith ... trying again. 3. Why don’t you lie ... the shade? You’ll get a headache if you stay too long ... the sun. 4. When the car stopped, everybody got ..., and the mother spread a tablecloth ... the shade ... a big tree ... the side ... the road, while the children started running ... to stretch (размять) their stiff legs. 5. If I were you, I wouldn’t throw ... your grammar exercise books. You can make use ... them while you’re preparing ... the exam, I’m sure. 6. What’s the use ... waiting ... him? If he had been told ... time, he would have turned ... long ago. 7. Why did you refuse ... Comrade Petrov’s help? Don’t you know the matter’s urgent? 7. Try ... this dress. It’s a chearful shade ... green. Your new shoes will go nicely with it. 9. Why didn’t you tell ... me the time wasn’t convenient ... you? I wouldn’t have made the appointment.
III. Choose the correct word and put it in the right form.
1. What’s the use of speaking to him? Instead of keeping (in the shadow, in the shade) he would stay in the sun for hours in spite of the doctor’s orders. 2. Look what a strange (shadow, shade) the flower has thrown on the wall! 3. Why don’t you stay in the garden? It’s cool there now. The