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Examination №1


Text 1

Read and translate the text written in Russian.

My family

We are seven in the family: Mother, Father, a brother, a sister, my wife, my daughter and I (me).

My name is Alex Sviridov. I am 26. At the age of 18 I finished school and then I was in the Russian Army. When I returned home, I went to work to the construction site where my Father works. I am a bricklayer. Last year I entered The Tomsk State University of Architecture and Building (part-time department).

My father is 52 years old. He works at the construction site, he is an engineer. My mother is two years younger than my father. She is an economist but now she does not work, she keeps house.

My sister´s name is Ann. She is the youngest in our family. She is a teacher. She teaches physics at one of our town´s schools. She likes her job very much. She is not married. My elder brother Denis does not live with us, he lives in St. Petersburg and has a family of his own.

I am married. My wife´s name is Helen. She is 25, she is one year younger than me. She studies in the Polytechnic University. She is going to be a manager. My little daughter was born three years ago. Every morning, except Sundays and Saturdays, we take her to the kindergarden.

We live in four-room flat in a modern block of flats. Our flat has all modern conveniences: gas, central heating, cold and hot running water and a telephone. We all like to gather in the evening, talk about the latest news, watch TV or read and study. We have lots of friends who often come to see us on Saturday evenings or on Sunday.


Lexical and grammatical exercises

1. Answer the questions.

a) 1. What is your name?

2. How old are you?

3. Do you work?

4. Where do you work?

5. What do you do? (What are you?)

6. When did you live school?

7. When did you begin to work?

8. Do you like your job?

9. Are you married?

10. Do you study?


b) 1. Have you a family?

2. How many are you in the family?

3. What does your father (mother) do? (What is your father (mother)?)

4. Have you any sisters or brothers?

5. How old is your mother (father, sister, brother)?

6. Where do they work?

7. Do you live with your parents?

8. Do you live in a new or an old house?


2. Fill in the missing prepositions and adverbs, where necessary.

Olga Orlova is a woman ... 32. She graduated ... the Institute ... Foreign Languages \u200b\u200beight years ago. She is a lecturer now. She usually goes ... the University ... eight o´clock ... the morning. She teaches English ... the University. Her daughter Ann is a girl ... ten. She goes ... school every day. She spends four hours ... school every day. Mary´s son is a boy ... four. Her husband takes the boy ... a nursery school every morning. Mary´s parents do not live ... her. They live ... the country, a long way ... Moscow. ... Summer Mary takes her children ... the country and they stay ... their grandfather and grandmother.


3. Put proposals Past and Future Indefinite, eating appropriate adverbs of time: last year, a year ago, next year, in ... year.

Sample: I am - I was - I shall be

I study - I studied - I shall study

Do you study? - Did you study? - Will you study?

1. I am a mechanic.

2. My wife (husband) studies at the Polytechnic University.

3. My father works as a bricklayer.

4. I am in the Army.

5. There are four rooms in our flat.

6. My sister teaches physics at school.

7. Do you work? Where do you work?

8. Does your sister clean the house?


4. Turn the questions in English.

1. Your family is large or small?

2. You live with parents or alone?

3. Do you have children?

4. You are married (married)?

5. Do you have any close relatives?

6. Do you have brothers or cousins?

7. What is the name your cousin?

8. How old is she?

9. What d

Additional information

Text 2

Read and orally translate the text into Russian.

My Working Day

As you already know, in the daytime Alex Sviridov works at the construction site but in the evening he studies at the Tomsk State University of Architecture and building (part-time department). It takes much effort to combine work and studies.

Alex usually gets early, opens the window and does his morning exercises. After that he goes to the bathroom, takes a shower, dresses and he is ready to have breakfast. His morning gymnastics and a shower help him to feel strong all day long.

Alex does not spend much time on his breakfast, it takes him about a quarter of an hour. He has time for a cup of coffee and a sandwich or two. At ten minutes to eight he leaves home. Alex lives rather far from his work and he gets there by bus. It takes him 30 minutes to get to the construction site. His working day lasts eight hours plus one hour´s break for dinner.

Three times a week: on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday he has lectures, classes and labs at the University. But on the days when there are neither lectures nor classes at the University, he gets home at about 6 o´clock in the evening. He has supper and if the programme is interesting, he watches TV or listens to the music. Later he looks through his notes and does his homework. At half past eleven or at twelve he goes to bed.


Lexical and grammatical exercises

1. Answer the questions in the text.

1. At what time does Alex Sviridov get up?

2. What does he do after his morning exercises?

3. How long does it take him to have breakfast?

4. When does he leave home?

5. How does he go to the construction site?

6. How long does his working day last?

7. How many times a week does Alex go to the University?

8. What does Alex do in the evening?


2. Fill in the missing prepositions.

1. My friend lives far ... the construction site.

2. Our working days begin ... half past eight.

3. ... the evening I like to watch TV.

4. Nick works hard ... his English.

5. My friend goes ... bed ... 11 o´clock.

6. This is a letter ... my sister.


3. Put the question to the underlined words.

1. His sister´s work at a new factory.

2. Our English lessons usually last two hours.

3. He sometimes goes to the University by metro.

4. Their child seldom stays at home on Sundays.

5. I never come late to work.


4. employ verbs in parentheses in the appropriate time, person and number.

1. He usually (to go) home after work.

2. She (to graduate) from the University two years ago.

3. Nick (to work) hard at his English.

4. They (to finish) work at six in the evening tomorrow.

5. Her sister (to be) a student. She (to live) in Moscow.

6. Ann often (to get) letters from her parents.

7. They (to translate) text two tomorrow.

8. The great Russian poet Pushkin (to be born) in 1799.

9. Our granny always (to cook) dinner in the family.

10. Last summer we (to buy) a house in the country.

11. Yesterday´s meeting (to begin) at 6 o´clock.


Text 3

Read and orally translate the text into Russian.

Our flat

I live in the city in a block of flats. Our flat is on the first floor and we do not take a lift. We usually go upstairs and downstairs on foot. There are no flats on the ground floor. There are some shops and a library there. It is very convenient.

Our flat is big. There is a living-room, a dining room, a bedroom and a children´s room in it. At the end of the corridor there is a big hall with a balcony. At the other end of the corridor there is a kitchen and a bathroom. The dining room is opposite the living room, and the children´s room is to the left of the bedroom.

We have all modern conveniences in our flat: telephone, gas, electricity, cold and hot water.


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