Владимира Дмитриевича Аракина одного из замечательных лингвистов России


b) the Past Indefinite and Present Participle of the verbs



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b) the Past Indefinite and Present Participle of the verbs:


differ, prefer, murmur, appear, occur, recover, remember, chatter, refer, stir, water, fear, offer, drag, wag, plan, chat, slip, beg.

IV. Find nouns related to the verbs below. Pay special attention to the spelling of the suffix -ence/-ance. Place them in two columns:


depend, differ, exist, accept, resemble, attend, perform, insist, occur.

V. What nouns are these adjectives derived from? What is the meaning of the suffixes -еd, -у? Translate the adjectives:


a) freckled, nosed, haired, winged, homed, bearded, feathered;
b) watery, skinny, grassy, silky, bony, branchy, wavy, stony.

VI. Answer these questions:


1. How was Anne introduced to her class? 2. What did she feel at that moment? What words does the author choose to describe her feelings? 3. What instructions did the headmistress give to the young teacher? What do you think of them? 4. Why did Anne "look with fresh interest at Arnold?" Describe Arnold's appearance and behaviour. 5. How did the other children behave in Miss Enderby's presence? (Find words describing their behaviour.) 6. Why do you think "there came a faint sigh of relief" after Miss Enderby left the classroom? Describe the children's behaviour after she left. 7. What advice given her at college did Anne remember? Did she follow the advice? What was the result? Why did the children behave like that? 8. How did Anne restore the order? Do you think it was the only way out? 9. Comment on the words: "Anne's self-esteem crept back".

VII. Comment on the meaning of the prepositions for, in, with in the sentences below:


A. 1. ... you are very, very lucky this term to have Miss Lacey for your new teacher. 2. They chose him for their leader. 3. Must you have George for a master — here, and our mother for a school-mistress? 4. I still want you for my wife.
B. 1. "Perhaps you could say 'Good morning' to your new teacher?" suggested Miss Enderby in an imperative tone. 2. "Good morning, children," responded Anne in a voice which bore no resemblance to her own. 3. They conversed in a whisper.


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