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Topic: Home. Lexical exercises (part 1)

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Topic: Home. Lexical exercises (part 1)

  К теме “Daily life: Home” прилагается набор упражнений, направленных на закрепление основной тематической лексики.
Lexical exercises:

  Vocabulary:

  Тексты по теме:

I. Give definitions to the following words:

  1. lounge
  2. sky-scraper
  3. freezer
  4. lift
  5. carpet

II. Put each of the following words or phrases in its correct position in the passage below:

deposit
landlord
rent
flat
fee
advertisements
self-contained
references
accommodation agency
block

  The first thing I had to do in Belfast was find somewhere to live, if possible a small, one-bedroomed (a) …………………………………….. . I didn’t want to share a kitchen or toilet; I wanted to be independent in my own (b) ……………………………………place. I decided I could pay a (c) ………………… of £50 a week. I couldn’t find what I wanted in the newspaper (d) ………………… so I went to an (e) …………………. . They offered me a nice place. It was in a modern (f) ……………….. on the third floor. I had to pay the agency a (g)………………… , and the (h)………………… wanted a big (i)………………… and (j)…………… from my employer and bank manager.

III. Match the words and phrases in the left column with their Russian equivalents in the right column:

1. a housewarming party
2. plaster
3. central heating
4. upholstered furniture
5. to paint window-frames white
6. a tap. a faucet
7. a study
8. to cross the threshold
9. to paper walls
10. a nursery
11. an adjoining room
12. a cabinet
13. to screw in a bulb
а) перешагнуть через порог
b) примыкающая (соседняя) комната
с) оклеивать стены обоями
d) детская (комната)
e) кабинет
f) ввернуть лампочку
g) шкаф со стеклянными дверцами, тумбочка, комод
h) штукатурка
і) кран
j) красить оконные рамы в белый цвет
l) мягкая мебель
m) новоселье
n) центральное отопление

IV. Put one of the following words in each space in the sentences below:

for at in on of into with
  1. She wanted a place ………….her own.
  2. He’ll move ………….tomorrow.
  3. He’ll move………….his new flat tomorrow.
  4. I share the kitchen…………three other people.
  5. The landlord asked the tenant…………. more rent.
  6. My flat is ………….the top floor.
  7. My flat is………….a modern block.
  8. The house is …………good condition.
  9. I looked ………….advertisements………….the newspaper.
  10. She pavs a rent……..£90 a week.

V. Find Russian equivalents for the following proverbs:

  1. People who live in glass houses should never throw stones.
  2. Do not bum your house to get rid of the mice.
  3. As you make your bed, so you must lie on it.
  4. A rolling stone gathers no moss.
  5. Home is where the heart is.
  6. East or West - home is best.

VI. Put each of the following words or phrases in its correct position in the passage below:

semi-detached
estate-agent
terraced
condition
builder
detached
removal
surveyor
spacious
cramped
architect

  Tony and Sheila’s first home was a (a) …………… house, one of a line of houses all connected. But several years later when they had a small child, they found it rather (b) …………… for three people. They wanted something more (c) ……………… and so decided to move. They went to an (d) ……………… and looked at details of the houses he had to offer. They looked at a (e) ……………… house (one of a pair attached to each other), liked it, and asked a (f) …………… to inspect if for them. He said that it was in good (g) ……………….and they therefore decided to buy it. Luckily they sold their house quickly and soon a (h) ……………… firm was taking all their furniture and other possessions to their new home. But already, after a couple of years, the; are hoping to move again. Tony’s business is doing well and they want to get an (i) ……………… to design a modern, (j) ……………… house for them, and a (k) ……………… to build it.

VII. Match the two parts of the idioms and them:

1) to build one s castle
2) to build castles
3) room
4) to do something
5) to be
6) to take
7) a window
to camp on somebody’s
9) to shut the door
10) to show somebody
11) to force
12) to call somebody
13) a magic
14) wall have
15) to drive somebody
a) the floor
b) the door
c) doorstep
d) on the carpet
e) an open door
f) carpet
g) upon the sand
h) ears
i) in the chair
j) on the world
k) in somebody’s face
l) under the table
m) to the wall
n) in the air
o) at the top
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