A. Sarah and Ken are having an argument. Read what Sarah says and complete the dialogue with Ken’s answers from the box below. Then try to guess his last answer.
Sarah: Is that a new camera?
Ken: 1.Yes, I have just bought it.
Sarah: What’s wrong with our old camera?
Ken: 2. ____________________.
Sarah: Old? How long have we had it?
Ken: 3. __________.
Sarah: Three years? I’m sure we bought it last year. Look. We can’t afford a new camera.
Ken: 4. ___________.
Sarah: Have you seen this?
Ken: 5. ___________.
Sarah: The gas bill. It arrived this morning. And we haven’t paid the phone bill yet. Take it back to the shop and get your money back.
Ken: 6. ___________.
Sarah: Why not?
Ken: Because …
B. Correct the mistakes in the bold phrases:
Model: I have never sawStar Wars.– I have never seen.
1. He left quite early but he yet hasn’t arrived.
2. We don’t see each other since we left school.
3. I’ve lent him $50 last week, but he hasn’t paid me back yet.
4. What year have you left school?
5. I sent her an email last week, but she doesn’t reply yet.
6. Did you ever loose your credit card?
7. He just passed his exams successfully.
8. She has written her test yesterday. Has she got her results yet?
C. Translate the sentences from the text into Russian paying attention to the grammar tenses:
1. The one in ten residents of Britain speaks a language other than English at home.
2. Fewer young people are studying languages in school.
3. A trend has accelerated since 2004, when the government allowed English schools to make foreign languages optional for students aged 14 and over.
4. In 2006 only half of all students took a foreign-language GCSE exam – the standard test for 16-year-olds.
5. The idea was to persuade young people and schools that studying a language is necessary and worthwhile.
6. Countries as diverse as Chile and Mongolia have declared their intention to become bilingual in English over the next decade or two.
7. And last year they added English to the curriculum studied by Mexican primary-school children.
8. Entrepreneurial English-speakers have gone for another fast-growing language such as Spanish, Mandarin or Arabic, allowing them to get the leap on their polyglot rivals in these important tongues.
9. In this country of first-and second-generation immigrants, owners of foreign holiday homes and workers dreaming of retiring to the sun, they pick something more idiosyncratic and follow their hearts.