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Вопросы к выделенным словам - Getting Out of A Ticket - Алёша vs Сергей

A man in his 40's bought a new BMW and was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive. The top was down, the breeze was blowing through what was left of his hair and he decided to open her up. As the needle jumped up to 80 mph, he suddenly saw flashing red and blue lights behind him. “There's no way they can catch a BMW,” he thought to himself and opened her up further. The needle hit 90, 100…. Then the reality of the situation hit him. “What the hell am I doing?” he thought and pulled over. The cop came up to him, took his license without a word and examined it and the car. “It's been a long day, this is the end of my shift and it's Friday the 13th. I don't feel like more paperwork, so if you can give me an excuse for your driving that I haven't heard before, you can go.” The guy thinks for a second and says, “Last week my wife ran off with a cop. I was afraid you were trying to give her back.” “Have a nice weekend,” said the officer.

По цепочке предложите друг другу по 10 заданий по образцу.

Образец

Первая сторона выделяет какой-нибудь член предложения в выбранном высказывании из текста:

A man in his 40's bought a new BMW and was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive.

Вторая сторона, учитывая контекст, составляет такой вопрос, чтобы он логически и грамматически согласовывался с выделенной частью предложения в качестве ответа:

Who bought a new BMW and was out on the interstate for a nice evening drive? - A man in his 40's did.

2022/07/14 21:27 · schyuri · 1 Comment

Вопросы к выделенным словам - Three Europeans in America - Милана vs Владимир

Three Europeans uropeans come to America. They all get captured by native americans and they want to kill them. But the europeans beg to have their lives spared. The native americans agreed to not kill them on one condition: the europeans must go into the forest and bring back a fruit and they will be informed what to do with it. So the first guy comes back with a peach. The native american says “Shove it up your ass, if you laugh we kill you.” So, he shoves the peach up his ass and he laughs, and the native americans kill him. The second guy comes back with a grape. The native american tells him the same thing. He laughs and the native american kills him. They both see each other in heaven and the first guy says to the second guy, “I had a peach and peaches are fuzzy so thats why I laughed, but you had a grape, what happened?” The second guy says, “Oh yea I was doing just fine until I saw the other guy come back with a pineapple!”

По цепочке предложите друг другу по 10 заданий по образцу.

Образец

Первая сторона выделяет какой-нибудь член предложения в выбранном высказывании из текста:

This tale is based on a true story.

Вторая сторона, учитывая контекст, составляет такой вопрос, чтобы он логически и грамматически согласовывался с выделенной частью предложения в качестве ответа:

What tale is based on a true story.? - This tale is.

2022/07/14 19:58 · schyuri · 5 Comments

Past Simple vs Present Perfect - Владимир vs Сергей

По цепочке предложите по 10 пар высказываний в Past Simple и Present Perfect для перевода на русский язык с комментированием.

Образец,

Первая сторона:

1. I fixed my car.
2. I have fixed my car.

Вторая сторона:

1. Я (по)чинил свою машину. (Когда работал в автосервисе.)

2. Машина теперь на ходу! (Это ту, которая на прошлой неделе сломалась, когда мы собирались поехать на ней на пикник. Поэтому собирайся - едем на пикник сейчас.)

2022/07/14 19:43 · schyuri · 1 Comment

Предлоги в контексте - Алёша vs Владимир


1. The Japanese macaque is an endangered monkey. It inhabits an area farther north than any other primate except — humans. The Japanese call this animal the snow monkey because it can be found — the snowy regions — Japan. Ironically, some troops — macaques have been relocated — Texas to ensure their survival.

2. Originally, robots were found only — science fiction movies and books. Today, they have become science fact as technology has turned them — a feasible means — increasing productivity. The robot industries may still be — their infancy, but their products are no longer being ridiculed as an impossibility.

3. — nine o'clock — the morning, the streets are lined — people. Somewhere — the distance, a band is heard playing a marching song. Shopkeepers are locking their doors and joining — the crowds. Everyone is craning their necks to see how long it will be before the first float reaches — them.

4. Parsley, a good source — iron and vitamins A, C, and E, is a common herb — the Mediterranean area. The ancient Greeks considered it sacred and therefore did not eat it. The Romans served it as a garnish and to improve the taste — food.

5. — thousands — years, desert dwellers have sheltered themselves — extremely functional buildings constructed — one — the most readily available, dependable, and inexpensive materials we know — . This ideal insulator, which absorbs heat — the day and slowly releases it — night, is mud.

6. — World War II, Hay-on-Wye was a bustling little market town — the border — Wales and England. However, it became a dying town when Welsh agriculture declined, forcing many farmers — their land and to factory jobs — England. Today, Hay is flourishing again because — a flamboyant gentleman who has turned the town — the world's largest secondhand bookstore.

7. Because — winning or losing a race — skiing can be a matter — a hundredth — a second, skiing equipment has undergone many changes. Even clothing has changed as skiers search — ways to increase speed. Now they wear one-piece suits that cling — their bodies — order to reduce wind resistance. Nothing is worn — these tight-fitting suits as anything extra may mean the loss — an important millisecond.

8. Addiction — cigarette smoking is basically an addiction — nicotine. Those who are attempting to overcome their addiction — nicotine have found the most common cures ineffective. Switching — low-nicotine cigarettes simply causes problem smokers to smoke more. Zero-nicotine cigarettes are usually rejected because they don't satisfy the smoker's need — nicotine. Perhaps the most effective aid — those who want to stop smoking is chewing a recently developed gum which contains nicotine.

9. Rice is the only major grain crop that is grown almost exclusively as human food. There have been a series — remarkable genetic advances that have made it possible to cultivate high-yield varieties that are resistant to disease and insect pests. Because — rice constitutes half the diet — 1.6 billion people, and another 400 million people rely — it — between one-fourth and one-half — their diet, these advances have deterred disasters which otherwise would have left millions — people severely underfed.

10. While living — Germany — her family, Caroline Herschel was not allowed to learn anything other than useful household skills such as knitting. However, all this changed — 1772, when her astronomer brother, William, took her to live — him — England. He taught her mathematics, and she began to help him keep a record — his discoveries. The two — them would —ten stay up — dawn, gazing upward. Eventually, they built their own telescopes, which were even bigger and better than those — the Royal Observatory — Greenwich.

11. Christmas Island, discovered — Captain James Cook — Christmas Eve — 1777, was once populated — a wide variety — bird species. — recent years, — least 18 species — birds - a total — 17 million birds - have either left or perished — the island. It is suspected that the cause — the disappearance may be related to a cyclical weather phenomenon — the Pacific that alters wind patterns, salinity, and ocean currents. These conditions have resulted — higher water temperatures which may have killed the fish and squid that the birds live — .

По цепочке заполните пропуски подходящими по смыслу предлогами.

2022/07/11 12:23 · schyuri · 14 Comments

Предлоги в контексте - Travel Plans - Владимир vs Вадим



I live —- Sweden, but every summer I like to travel —- Britain to visit my family and friends. I hate flying, so last summer I decided that —- a change I would travel —- bus. According —- the brochure I received —- the travel agency, the bus would leave Malmo —- 9.30 —- Friday evening and arrive —- London the following Sunday —- 7.30 —- the morning. The journey would involve taking the boat —- Trelleborg —- the south coast —- Sweden —- Travemunde —- West Germany. Then we would drive through Germany, Holland and Belgium before taking another boat —- Ostend —- Dover. It sounded wonderful - —- least —- theory.
—- fact, the journey was a nightmare —- start —- finish. To begin —-, I made the mistake —- not reserving a berth between Trelleborg and Travemunde since it was quite impossible to sleep due —- the combined singing —- groups —- drunk Germans and Swedes, each trying to outdo the other —- terms —- volume and vulgarity.
Again, I had forgotten that you are not allowed to smoke —- Swedish buses, which made the journey —- stops seem even longer than it was —- reality. It also meant that when we did eventually have a break I spent the whole time making up —- the hours when I had not been able to smoke, —- the result that I could not be bothered to waste valuable “smoking” time —- queuing up —- a meal.
—- the time we reached London I was a physical and mental wreck! I had not slept or eaten properly —- almost thirty-six hours and all I wanted to do was sleep. So I booked —- a really shoddy hotel next —- Victoria Coach Station and slept soundly —- twelve hours, —- the same time vowing that never again would I make the journey —- Sweden to Britain —- bus. —- fact, after that experience, flying took —- a whole new dimension and far —- hating it, I would now not dream —- travelling any other way.

По цепочке по одному или по два предложения заполните пропуски подходящими по смыслу предлогами. В случае нулевого предлога укажите NP (No Preposition).

2022/07/11 12:05 · schyuri · 6 Comments

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