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ЗАДАНИЕ 1

In the following sentence one letter has been omitted throughout. Guess what the letter is. MBOSPLAWITHTOSEVERDA

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ЗАДАНИЕ 2

The differences between the following adjectives are often based on collocation as much as meaning. Match each of the adjectives on the left with a collocating noun on the right.

1. illegitimate А. killing
2. illegal B. child
3.illicit C. advice
4.unlawful D. pleasures
5. legal E. substances

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ЗАДАНИЕ 3

Match each sentence on the left with a sentence of related meaning on the right.

1. Stop kidding yourself А. Why am I so stupid?
2. Pull yourself together. B. Stop deluding yourself.
3. I could kick myself. C. Get a grip on yourself?
4. Don’t belittle yourself. D. Stop putting on an act.
5. Be yourself. E. Don’t put yourself down so much.

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ЗАДАНИЕ 4

Match the five sentences with the most appropriate response.

1. Will it be all right to borrow his paper?

2. Thanks for putting me up at such short notice.

3. Would they care to put us on a three-day working week?

4. They are finally going to get married then.

5. Sorry, we have decided to give the job to Anna and not you.

А. That’s all right, dear.

B. I should think so.

C. That’s that, then.

D. I sincerely hope not.

E. So it seems.

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ЗАДАНИЕ 5

Match the question with an appropriate answer

1. When is the best time to pick strawberries?

2. What do you get when you cross a sheep with a kangaroo?

3. Are your curtains drawn?

4. Do you write with your left hand or your right hand?

5. You smell good. What have you got on?

a. Clean socks.

b. Nether – I use a ballpoint pen.

c. When the farmer isn’t looking.

d. Really? I didn’t even know they could knit.

e. No, they’re real.

f. A wooly jumper.

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ЗАДАНИЕ 6

You had better take your mobile phone with you _____.

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ЗАДАНИЕ 7

Complete the sentences

The bank’s security system is completely ______ .it can’t possibly go wrong.

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ЗАДАНИЕ 8

Match the columns

1) all eyes a) well-known to
2) see eye to eye b) watching intently
3) have an eye for c) never, under no condition
4) in the public eye d) to be in agreement
5) in a pig’s eye e) be a good judge of

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ЗАДАНИЕ 9

We listened to the story _____ and couldn’t believe our ears.

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ЗАДАНИЕ 10

Nowadays people are very sensitive not to offend women, poor people, the old and various minority groups. The careful language used to refer to such people is called “politically correct”. Guess the meaning of the expression “vertically disadvantaged”.

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