Exercises to Card 23

CARD №23

Reading “Mi Luna”

I.Find in the text English equivalents:

Ресторан испанской кухни, один из твоих любимых ресторанов, есть много причин, удивительное блюдо, очень острый,  следующие ингредиенты, испанская атмосфера, действительно очень впечатляющее, отличные моменты, классический испанский танец, музыкальный инструмент, обслуживание, официанты, немедленно спросят тебя, что-нибудь ещё, способны объяснить, большое разнообразие еды, к тому времени, для любого случая, заказать столик.

II. Translate into Russian:

Lively atmosphere, delicious food, seafood dish, octopus, chilepiquin, red powder, the place itself, the classical colours, Spanish bullfighters, of their performances, traditional clothes, just keep looking at, an empty glass, all the used dishes, comfortable and happy, on their menu, appetizer, a small amount of food, very good memories, to be entirely satisfied.

III. Say if sentences are TRUE or FALSE:

  1. Mi Luna is a famous café in London.
  2. It is a Spanish cuisine restaurant.
  3. Pulpo con Patatas is a delicious Spanish vegetable dish.
  4. The restaurant is painted with classical Spanish colours – red, yellow, white and black.
  5. On the walls there are photos of Spanish actors.
  6. The famous classical dance is called Flamenco.
  7. The service in Mi Luna is pleasant, caring and quick.
  8. The waiters are rude and indifferent.
  9. On the menu they serve a large variety of fish.
  10. If you want to visit this restaurant for any reason you should book a table.

IV.Answer the questions according to the text:

  1. What is Mi Luna?
  2. It is  an Italian cuisine restaurant, isn’t it?
  3. What ingredients does Pulpo con Patatas include?
  4. What makes Mi Luna look very Spanish?
  5. What is the most famous Spanish musical instrument ?
  6. What is the service in Mi Luna like?
  7. Are the waiters able to explain each dish to you?
  8. What do they serve on their menu?
  9. What section on the menu does the author like most? Why?
  10. Is it a great place for any occasion?

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

1.  a great a.  on the menu
2.  kind of b.  con Patatas
3. called c.  smiling
4.  another d.  place
5.  Rice e.  dance
6.  seafood f.  chil
7.  classical g.  tapas
8.  a section h.  reason
9.  always i.  dish
10.  Pulpo j.  Village

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



  seafood               come back           chili              restaurant                 serve
   cuisine                 book                    castanets               delicious             appetizer


  1. a place where meals are prepared and served to customers;
  2. to provide food or drinks;
  3. having a very pleasant taste or smell;
  4. a style of cooking;
  5. the small, red or green seed case from particular types of pepper plant that is used to make some foods very hot and spicy;
  6. a small amount of food eaten before a meal;
  7. a musical instrument consisting of two small pieces of wood tied together by string and knocked against each other in the hand to make a noise;
  8. to return to a place;
  9. to arrange to have a seat, room, performer, etc. at a particular time in the future;
  10. animals from the sea that can be eaten, especially fish or sea creatures with shells.


Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.

I. Choose the right answer:

1.Margaret is not sure  she likes her…….
a) new car
b) new job
c) new flat

2. She…..all day.
a) works hard
b) reads books
c) listens to music

3. Peter is shopping for a …….
a) new shoes
b) new hat
c) new suit

4. Peter has only had two……………. so far.
a) interviews
b) parties
c) visits

4. Networking groups help people to…….
a) find a job
b) discover new opportunities
c) enter the university


  1. Margaret is making a good salary.
  2. Margaret hasn’t got an apartment and a car.
  3. Peter wants to make the best impression at his job interviews.
  4. Peter is looking for a new apartment.
  5. Peter hopes to find a new job.

III. Fill in the missing words:

  1. (Margaret) To tell the _______, I’m not _______ I like it.
  2. (Margaret) Now, I’ve got ______, a nice _________, and a _______.
  3. (Peter) You can still go to _______ and you can _______ late.
  4. (Peter) I want to make the best _______ possible at my _______ _______.
  5. They ________ each other to _______ new __________.

IV. Answer the questions:

  1. What does Margaret complain about?
  2. Has Margaret got any time to go to parties?
  3. Why does Peter need new clothes?
  4. How do networking groups help people?
  5. What piece of advice does Margaret give to Peter?
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