Rambler's Top100

III. Grammar Section
Complex Object
Ex.1. Decide what parts of speech the following words are according
to the text:
mix, clear, sounds, aggregate, solid, glue, cost
Ex.2. Suggest the following sentences in English using “as...as”:
1. Упражнения такие же трудные, как и текст.
2. Я собираюсь сделать это как можно быстрее.
3. Он не так умен, как кажется
Ex.3. Read the passage and distinguish the infinitive construction:
For the last hundred years we all watch the climate growing much war-
mer. This has had a number of different effects. First of all, glaciers have
been melting very rapidly. For example, the scientists proved the Muir Glaci-
er in Alaska to retreat two miles in ten years. Secondly, rising temperatures
have been causing the snowline to retreat on mountains over the world. In
Peru, for example, it has risen as much as 2700 feet in 60 years.
Ex.4. Give Russian equivalents of the sentences below:
1. Scientific research requires people to question received wisdom and
to draw conclusion based on evidence.
2. The commission wants the government to draft a policy for protecting
the environment.
3. As the creator of psychoanalysis, you might expect Freud to be its
best practitioner. In fact he seems to have been a useless therapist.
4. State-of-the-art environmental controls will enable the delicate and
rarely seen works of art to be shown for the first time.
5. Britons and Americans alike consider the English Puritans who set-
tled New England to be the progenitors of the United States.
6. Antibiotics can cause more resistant strains of bacteria to develop.
7. Scientist found the theory correct.
8. Any person who has lived in the 20
century has seen a lot of changes
take place in almost all areas of human existence.
9. Many immigrant groups in America want their children to know their
own culture. Many Hispanics, for example, wish their children to learn both
English and Spanish in school.
10. They admitted the results of his experiments to be disappointing.
11. Researchers have now proved earlier theories to have been wrong.