Exercises to Card 4


I. Reading “Anna’s diary”

I. Find in the text English equivalents:

Дневник, странный опыт, не только потому что, мне кажется, позже, мысли, облегчить душу, более терпеливая, решила начать, позволить кому-то ещё, найти настоящего друга, совершенно одинока, любящие родители, постоянно пытается, иметь всё, хорошо проводить время, обычные вещи, стать ближе, долгожданный друг, собираюсь назвать.

 II. Translate into Russian:

Neither I nor anyone else, it doesn’t matter, greater need, a little depressed, bored and wondered, to the point that, in the first place, can call friends, a bunch of admirers, that’s a problem, adoring eyes, on the surface, in any case, to enhance the image, won’t make a bit of difference, it’s my fault, more clearly, to keep a diary, can’t bring myself, catch a glimpse.

III. Say if sentences are TRUE or FALSE:

  1. Writing a diary isn’t a really strange experience for Anna.
  2. Anna had never written a diary before.
  3. One day Anna was feeling happy and wanted to go out.
  4. Paper has more patience than people.
  5. Anna has loving parents and sixteen-year old brother.
  6. Anna was planning to let everybody read this notebook.
  7. Anna has everything except her one true friend.
  8. She could talk about everything with her friends.
  9. It was Anna’s fault that they didn’t trust each other.
  10. She was going to call this friend Jane.

IV. Answer the questions according to the text:

  1. How old was Anna?
  2. What was a really strange experience for her?
  3. Has she ever written anything like a diary before?
  4. What need did she have?
  5. Did she have a real friend?
  6. What was Anna’s problem?
  7. What close people did Anna have?
  8. Was she having a good time with her friends?
  9. Did they trust each other?
  10. Why did Anna start writing a diary?

V. Match the words of the two columns to make up the word combinations used in the text and translate them into Russian:

1. strange a. like
2. more b. aunts
3. feel c. friend
4. those d. experience
5. loving e. of admirers
6. that’s f. the diary
7. started g. each other
8. true h. patience
9. trust i. why
10. bunch j. days

 VI.Give the equivalents from the text that mean the same:


notebook, alone, diary, paper, trust, write, friend, patience, sister, bored

  1. a book in which you record your thoughts or feelings or what had happened each day;
  2. to make marks that represent letters, words or numbers on a surface such as paper or computer screen;
  3. thin flat material made from crushed wood or cloth used for writing, printing or drawing;
  4. a book of plain paper or paper with lines for writing on;
  5. without other people;
  6. a person who you know well and who you like a lot but who is usually not a member of your family;
  7. to believe that someone is good and honest and will not harm you or that something is safe and reliable;
  8. a girl or woman who has the same parents as another person;
  9. feeling unhappy because something is not interesting or because you have nothing to do;
  10. the ability to wait or to continue doing something despite difficulties or to suffer without complaining or becoming annoyed.

II. Listening

Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.

I. Choose the right answer:

1.  Alice would like to talk about her…….

a) first day at school
b) first job
c) holidays

2.  Her uncle lived in……..

a) Australia
b) Germany
c) France

3. It was a good idea to improve her…..

a) French
b) English
c) Chinese

4. Alice became a …………..

a) teacher
b) doctor
c) shop assistant

5. Alice’s first job was…………

a) a very positive experience
b) very hard
c) very responsible


  1. Alice decided to visit her relatives in Australia and improve her English.
  2. He uncle invited her to work in his laboratory.
  3. She discovered that some people come to their shop only to buy things.
  4. The most difficult thing was money.
  5. Alice has become very nervous and unhappy.

III. Fill in the missing words

  1. After __________ school last year, I decided to visit my _________ in Australia and __________my English.
  2. I hadn’t had any previous ___________in this kind of job and was a bit ________.
  3. __________ with customers is one of the most ___________ things to do.
  4. When you _________ for the first time you feel really _______ about it.
  5. I have also managed to become somehow __________ and ___________.

IV. Answer the questions:

  1. What did Alice decide after leaving school?
  2. Where did she go?
  3. Who invited her to work in the shop?
  4. What was the most difficult thing for Alice?
  5. Why was Alice very lucky?

III. Speaking

I. Translate the words into Russian:

Unique, cultural heritage, government, sovereign state, during many wars and invasions, enterprises, restored and rebuilt, courageous past, tolerant present, hard-working and friendly.

II. Find pairs of antonyms to the words:

1. capital a. live
2.  large b. disagree
3. die c. modern
4. unique d. ignore
5. war e. low-class
6. ancient f. keep
7. interesting g. ordinary
8. agree h. small
9. spend i. boring
10. reflect j. peace

 III. Find pairs of synonyms to the words:

1. situated a. middle
2. Homeland b. woods
3. forests c. hurt
4. scenery d. limited
5. centre e. surround
6. rare f. trip
7. border g. Motherland
8. suffer h. direction
9. weekend i. view
10. route j. place

IV.  Find corresponding words to definitions:


museum                       foreigner                          independent            differ                       government               to be proud of               ancient                            produce                   restore                     Homeland


  1. to feel very pleased about something or someone you are closely connected with;
  2. the group of people who officially control a country;
  3. not influenced or controlled in any way by other people, events or things;
  4. to make something or bring something into existence;
  5. a person who comes from another country;
  6. the country you were born in;
  7. to return something or someone to an earlier good condition or position;
  8. of or from a long time ago, having lasted for a very long time;
  9. to be not like something or someone else;
  10. a building where objects of historical, scientific or artistic interest are kept;

 V. Fill in the missing words:

  1. Today Belarus is a ___________ independent state.
  2. Belarus suffered a lot during many _________ and_________________.
  3. Ancient towns, monuments and museums are our national ___________.
  4. Belarus is also a member of ________ and many _________ organizations.
  5. I wonder people of what __________ live in Belarus?

VI. Translate the words in brackets:

  1. Belarus (граничит) Poland, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia and the Ukraine.
  2. Belarus (восстановила) its cities and (перестроила) its economy.
  3. All the sights (отражают) Belarusian cultural traditions.
  4. Do Belarusian people (отличаются) from Russian people?
  5. Belarus is situated (на перекрестке) of trade routes.
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