In pairs, ask and answer questions using the prompts below, as in the example.

Example: 1. A: Is this problem too difficult for you to solve?

B: Yes, it`s too difficult. I can`t solve it.

2. book/boring/to read.

3. school/uniform/expensive/to buy.

4. the Eleven Plus/easy/to pass.

5. boarding school/comfortable/to live.

6. dish in a school canteen/expensive/to buy.

7. exercise/difficult/to do.

8. school bag/heavy/to carry.

9. lecture/difficult/to listen to.

10. evening school/expensive/to pay.



2. What do Kharkiv applicants want to know at the Education Information Center?

Example: 1. What are the oldest universities in Ukraine?

Kharkiv applicants want to know what the oldest universities in Ukraine are.

2. How can we find out about Kharkiv National Pedagogical University?

3. Is the tuition fee-paying or free in Kharkiv National Universtity?

4. Which way is the faculty of foreign languages of Kharkiv National Pedagogical University?

5. When does the academic year start?

6. Is there the Institute of Postgraduate Education in Kharkiv National Pedagogical University?

7. When does the first term start?

8. Which way is Kharkiv Medical University?

9. When does the vacation start?

10. How can we find out about the degrees which are given by Kharkiv universities?


3. Choose the most appropriate verb from the box. Remember they all follow the pattern verb+infinitive.


offer agree order refuse decide promise fail  

Example: 1. John`s parents decided to spend more time with their child.

2. The school administration to set up tutorials.

3. The pupils like this teacher as he to increase the amount of homework.

4. The pupils had enough time for independent work but to pass their exams.

5. The teacher the pupils who behave especially badly in class to go to the headteacher`s office.

6. The regional education authorities to give grants to some schools of the city.

7. The teachers the pupils to provide sick notes when they are absent.

8. The school administration to improve library facilities and organize a Parent Teacher Association.

9. The district education authorities to appoint some extra staff.

10. The school administration to install more computers.

4. Write sentences using the structure I prefer to do something rather than do something else.

Example: 1. get a taxi/walk home. I prefer to get a taxi rather than walk home.

2. write an essay/do math calculations.

3. read/study for tests.

4. study Japanese/do a research on food in Japan.

5. have one`s own room/share a room with a sister.

6. spend time with the parents/work with a computer.

7. do exercises/study for exams.

8. make up a dialogue/retell the text.

9. go to a private school/go to a state school.

10. wear school uniform/wear casual clothes.


There are lots of books about living a healthy life. Most of the experts say the same things. Change the following sentences into reported speech.

Example: 1. You should eat more fruit-They tell you to eat more fruit.

2. It`s bad to have fatty foods-They tell you not to have fatty foods.

3. You must get some exercises.

4. Don`t eat sweet things.

5. You must relax sometimes.

6. Find time for a hobby.

7. You mustn`t smoke.

8. Don`t go to bed very late.

9. It`s bad to drink alcohol.

10. You ought to see a doctor sometimes.


6. Monica Collins is a famous educator. She is going to another country to take part in a scientific conference. Say what she expects to be done on her arrival, as in the example.


Example: 1. meet at the airport.-She expects to be met at the airport.

2. give some flowers.

3. drive to the hotel.

4. give a scientific degree.

5. invite to appear on TV.

6. give a grant for research.

7. photograph for newspapers and magazines.

8. inform immediately about the agenda of the conference.

9. give donations for research.


7. Complete each sentence with the ing form of one of the verbs:

go try take write listen steal work leave


Mind that we use ing formafter the verbs:

avoid stop enjoy admit finish carry on suggest give up


Example: 1. He tried to avoid answering my question.

2. She suggested to the cinema.

3. I enjoy to music.

4. She admitted the money.

5. Have you finished your essay yet?

6. Jim is 65 but he isn`t going to retire yet. He wants to carry on

7. Could you please stop downnotes?

8. He suggested immediately.

9. She gave up to find a job in this country and decided to go abroad.

8. Put the verbs in brackets into the infinitive form or the ing form. Note that there are two possible structures after these verbs:


advise recommend encourage allow permit forbid

Compare: verb+ ing (without an object) verb+object+to


Example: 1. I wouldn`t I wouldn`t recommend anybody

recommend attending this lecture. to attend this lecture.


2. I`ll advise you your child to a private kindergarten (send).

3. I advise you to our university (go).

4. This discipline encourages the history of your country (study).

5. The rules forbid a scientific degree after a one-year post-graduate course (receive).

6. They allowed me for the tuition in a week (pay).

7. When this lecturer gives a lecture he doesn`t permit the questions (ask).


These verbs take the to-infinitive or the ing form without a change in meaning:

begin start continue

Example: They started talking/to talk.

9. They continue their post-graduate course (do).

10. They began additional tutorials (set up).



Choose the correct answer.

1. The Ministry of Education and Science recommends this college a variety of professions for industry, commerce, and administration.

a) prepares b) prepare c) will prepare d) to prepare

2. British students began for their teaching at university.

a) pay b) will pay c) paying d) pays

3. Would you mind part in the work of this tutorial?

a) to take b) take c) takes d) taking

4. Helen`s parents always encourage her hard at school.

a) will study b) study c) studying d) to study

5. My room-mate doesn`t allow in the hostel.

a) smoking b) smoke c) to smoke d) smokes

6. Where would you recommend me for the summer vacation?

a) go b) goes c) to go d) going

7. The Ministry of Education and Science allowed our university control over the curricula, appointment of staff and the way in which money is spent.

a) have b) to have c) having d) has

8. Glasses make him older.

a) looking b) looks c) look d) to look

9. Do you want him a Master`s degree?

a) will get b) to get c) get d) getting

10 .She doesn`t enjoy tests, she just can`t help that.

a) write b) writes c) will write d) writing

a) does b) do c) doing d) to do

Exercise 10

Choose the correct answer.

1. Everyone enjoys on holiday.

a) to go b) go c) going d) will go

2. He advised me warm clothes.

a) wear b) wearing c) to wear d) will wear

3. They denied the window.

a) breaking b) to break c) break d) will break

4. They refused him any more money.

a) to give b) give c) giving d) will give

5. You had better your umbrella with you today.

a) taking b) to take c) take d) will take

6. They don`t allow in the examination room.

a) talking b) talk c) to talk d) will talk

7. The boys avoided through the dark forest.

a) walking b) to walk c) walk d) will walk

8. Karen suggested a new car.

a) buy b) buying c) to buy d) will buy

9. You have home early tonight.

a) to come b) come c) coming d) will come

10. I`d rather at home. I`m tired.

a) staying b) to stay c) stay` d) will stay



English in Use




1. Study World List I and Conversational Formulas.

World List I

onion vermicelli

tomatoes strawberries

potatoes raspberries

mushrooms currants

cauliflower carrot

dill tangerine

parsley persimmon

broccoli peach

lettuce dried apricots

aubergine prunes

cabbage pineapple

We`ve run out of... ...

Conversational Formulas


-Can I have , please? -Yes, of course.

-Could I have , please? -Here you are.

-Have you got any ? -I`m afraid we haven`t got any left.

-I would like , please.


Offers -No, thank you. I`d rather have

-Would you like? Yes, please. Thank you very much.


2. Practise the models:

Model 1: Customer: Can I havesome peaches,please?

Assistant: I`m afraid we haven`t got any left.

Model 2: C: I would like some bread, please.

A: Yes. How much would you like?

C: Two loaves, please. Is there any cheese?

A: Of course. How much do you need?

C: One kilo, please.

A: Here you are.

C: Thanks.


3. In pairs, act out similar dialogues using the useful expressions:

a bar of chocolate

a carton of juice, milk

a packet of flour, sugar, crisps

a bottle of Coke, lemonade, ketchup

a box of biscuits, a loaf of bread

4. Practise the illustrative dialogue:

Mary: Oh dear! We`ve run out of lemons.

John: Don`t worry. I`ll go and buy some. What else do we need?

Mary: We need tangerines, peaches and persimmons.

John: What do you need them for?

Mary: I want to make a fruit pie. And these fruit are good for our muscles and nerves, they keep our skin healthy and contain a lot of vitamins.

John: I see. Having a healthy diet will make you feel better.

Mary: That sounds nice. Let`s go shopping, then!


5. a) Complete the dialogue with the sentences from the list:

-I need some carrots and broccoli.

-Do we need anything for stewed vegetables?

-Well, there are some aubergines but we don`t have any cauliflower and cabbage.


John: I`m going to the supermarket. 1)

Mary: 2)

John: What else do you need?

Mary: Let me see. 3)


b) Act out similar dialogues using the words in the list:

pizza: mushrooms, ham, cheese, dill, parsley, tomatoes, onions.


6. Fill in: any, much, some, many.

A: Let`s check what we need for the dinner party tonight.

B: Would you like me to make a shopping list?

A: Yes. Is there meat in the fridge?

B: No. How do you need?

A: I need two kilos.

B: All right. Do you need eggs?

A: No, I think we have enough eggs, but I need carrots.

B: How do you need?

Have Fun!


Jokes and Funny Stories


a) Teacher (checking Tommy`s homework): I don`t see how it`s possible for a single person to make so many mistakes.

Teddy (proudly): It isn`t a single person, teacher.

b) Mrs. Brown: Do you think Im going to wear this old squirrel coat all my life?

Mr. Brown: Why not, dear? The squirrels do.

c) Mother: I sent my little boy for two kilos of plumps and you sent a kilo and a half.

Shop-assistant: My scales are all right, madam. Have you weighed your little boy?



1. Study the words and useful expressions:




striped pattern



casually o

a V-neck jumper


a T-shirt

a suit

size (e.g.large/small/medium/14/16)

a fitting-room/changing-room

to match ( )

to fit (


Can I try it on? ?

I`m looking for ()...

What size are you? ?

How much is it? ?

Do you take credit cards?


I`ll pay cash


2. Practise the models:

Model 1: Assistant: Can I help you?

Customer: Yes, I`m looking for a polka-dotted blouse.

Assistant: What size are you?

Customer: Small.

Assistant: Here it is. The last one in stock.

Customer: Great. Can I try it on?

Assistant: Yes, of course. The fitting-room is just over there.

Model 2: C: Excuse me - how much is this pair of boots?

A: These boots? They`re 300 hryvnas.

C: Do you take credit cards?

A: I`m afraid not.

C: That`s okay. I`ll pay cash, then.


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