II..Think of a beginning.
1. ...they can’t have found him unfit for the competition.
2. ...the preparations must be under way at the present time. 3. ...you should have stood it patiently. 4. ...you can imagine the picture yourself.
III. Make as many combinations as you can with the adjectives frank,
sincere and honest and the following nouns. Translate them into
friendship, a face, a greeting, a letter, a person, an opinion, work, words, an act, criticism, an attitude, surprise
IV. Fill In the blanks with prepositions or adverbial particles if necessary.
I. I don’t want you to check this list now, only make a note ... it so as not to forget to do it later on. 2. The doctor isn’t likely to prescribe any special medicine ... your headaches. 3. Why should you argue ... this mistake when it is obvious ... everybody? 4. ... a long time the doctor couldn’t say exactly what the patient was suffer ing ... . 5. The exams were such a strain ... Jane that she began to sleep badly and as a result was found unfit ... the sports competition. 6. The house would suit ... us perfectly if it weren’t so far ... the centre ... the town. 7. It isn’t convenient ... me to decline ... their invitation. It may be a disappointment ... my friend. 8. She’s learnt two foreign languages ... rather a short time and very cleverly manages to keep ... her know ledge ... listening ... the radio and reading a lot. 9. If you hadn’t kept Alice ... going on the stage, she might have made a good actress. 10. During my illness all my fellow-stu- dents made so much progress ... English that now I find it
a strain to keep......them. 11. Does this method differ very
much ... the one suggested ... your friend? 12. ... the present time one cannot imagine a house ... electricity. 13. The me dicine you prescribed ... the child last time was too bitter. Could you prescribe something else ... her ... this time? 14. He must be very good at languages, he picks ... hundreds of expressions. 15. Here are some journals ... you. Pick ... those which may be useful ... your work. 16. “Your child must have been frightened ... something!” said the doctor. "That’s probably the reason ... his being so nervous.” 17. I had been looking forward ... seeing the game, but ... my