I. Answer the following questions, using the active vocabulary of the lesson.
a) I. Why did Frank Cowperwood want to master mathe
matics? Do you think he intended to invent a machine?
2. What kind of businessman did Frank want to be? Do you think he intended to keep the law in his future business operations?
3. Do you think Frank soon mastered the laws of finan ce? Would he have succeeded in business if he hadn’t done so?
b) 1. Can one become an inventor without mastering the
subject one has chosen?
2. What should one do to master a subject?
3. Do you think inventors are always successful in
their work? Do they have to experience any bitter moments? '
4. How would you behave if your invention failed?
5. Would you accept friendly advice or would you turn , it down?
II. Make up sentences of your own, using the word combinations below.
to be of (no, great, little) interest to ...; to be of (no, gre at, little) importance to ...; to be of (no, great, little) use to ...; to be of (no, great, little) value to ...
III. Fill in the blanks with prepositions or adverbial particles If necessary and retell the text.
Free at Last
“What is life ... a man? It is ... no value ... him, if he cannot call the woman he loves his wife, if he has no right to bring ... his4own child, if he cannot have a will ... his own ... the risk... being treated like a dog!” These thoughts were passing ... George’s mind as he watched his wife put ... the man's suit ... which she intended to make the risky journey. “Well”, he said, “you look ... a nice young fellow. I think even people who have known you ... years will hardly recognize you ... this disguise. I wonder if Harry’s ready. The carriage should be here ... a few minutes."
The door opened to let ... a respectable old woman ... little Harry ... her side. “I’ve heard,” said thewoman,“there’s