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TASKS ONETWO
Volgina E.A. Reading in English Part II
William March ‘Bill’s Eyes’, pp. 4-11
I. Vocabulary List
to assure smb that… (of smth)
to lay off
to be used to smth (doing smth)
innocent
to be conscious of smth
to get smth off one‟s chest
there is no point/sense in smth (in doing
smth)
cautious(ly)
to be hard on smb
to take smth into consideration
to get over (with) smth
coincidence
to have/lose faith in smb/smth
to be scared to death
to exhibit
to starve to death
II. Vocabulary Exercises
1. Recall the situations from the text illustrating your Active Vo-
cabulary.
2. Match the words and their definitions:
1) to show something in a public place so that
people can go to see it
a) innocent
2) to stop employing someone because there is no
work for them to do
b) coincidence
3) not guilty of a crime
c) cautious
4) when two things happen at the same time, in the
same place, or to the same people in a way that
seems surprising or unusual
d) to lay off
5) to get a strong feeling of trust or confidence in
someone or something
e) to exhibit
6) careful to avoid danger or risks
f) to assure
7) to be awake and able to understand what is hap-
pening around you
g) to have faith in
smb/smth
8) to tell someone that something will definitely
happen or is definitely true so that they are less
worried
h) to be conscious
3. Explain the meaning of the following word-combinations:
- to get over (with) smth
- to starve to death
- to get smth off one‟s chest
- to take smth into consideration
- to be scared to death
- there is no point/sense in smth (in
doing smth)