Упражнение 1. Разделите следующие существительные на 2 части: исчисляемые (с артиклем “а”, “an”) и неисчисляемые (без артикля).
wall, pen, meat, air, picture, water, teacher, work, school, hour, tea, bread, river, friend, gold, cheese, glass (стакан), glass (стекло), coffee, sister, chalk, word, sentence, knowledge, paper (газета), paper (бумага), silk, dress, umbrella, coat, shoe, Russian, pocket, time (раз), time (время).
Упражнение 2. Напишите следующие существительные во множественном числе, прочитайте их.
pen, window, wall, week, clock, ship, library, watch, dress, country, glass, day, party, play, bus, leaf, life, colony, hero, fox, half, eye, language, place, shelf, key, roof, thief, ray, bush, mouth, journey; man, woman, child, tooth, foot, mouse, goose; postman, son-in-law, fisherman, school-girl, text-book, pocket-knife, passer-by, salesman, editor-in-chief; stimulus, datum, crisis, phenomenon.
Упражнение 3. Выберите правильную форму сказуемого.
There (is, are) money in my pocket. 2. Your knowledge (leave, leaves) much to be desired. 3. Jeans (is, are) easy to buy now. 4. The papers (was, were) dull, the news (was, were) old. 5. The police (was, were) not interested in that case. 6. All his advice (is, are) useful. 7. Look! Your clothes (is, are) dirty. 8. Ann’s hair (is, are) red. 9. Their debate (last, lasts) long as a rule. Don’t wait. 10. Be careful! The stairs (is, are) old.
Упражнение 4. Замените, где возможно, существительные с предлогом “of’ существительными в притяжательном падеже
the plays of Shakespeare; the clothes of the boy; the wages of the workers; the watch of Peter; the house of my friend; the birthday of his daughter; the pages of the book; the leg of the table; the books of our pupils; the walls of the castle.
Упражнение 5. Вместо точек вставьте артикли “a”, “the” или местоимения “some”, “any”.
1. Has ... postman come? I am expecting ... letter from my father. 2. My brother can drive ... car. 3.1 got ... interesting book from our library, ... librarian said that I could keep it for ... week. 4. Could you show me ... way to ... theatre, please? 5.1 like ... people I work with. 6.1 know ... students from that Institute. 7. ... letter which is written in ... pencil is difficult to read. 8.... pine grows in ... northern countries. 9. This is ... only book that I have on this question. 10. ... English is spoken in several countries. 11. I don’t like ... rainy weather. 12.... highest mountains are in Asia. 13. This is ... difficult work. It’ll take us ... week to do it. 14. It’s time to go ... home now. 15. When I am free, I often listen to ... music.