Ex. XII, p. 170 1. The trouble with the book is that it's boring me to death. 2. It will take me at least a
month to catch up with the group. 3. What did you buy with the money you got from
you father? 4. I need an alarm clock to wake me up in time. 5. I've been writing the
letter on and off/off and on for two days, now I've finished it at last. 6. I was perfectly
sure to be put down at the desk next to the girl whom I didn't like to sit with. 7. His
visit was a surprise to me, I didn't know he was in town. 8. When I come across some
English words which I don't know, I always look them up in the dictionary. 9. In his
speech he pointed out all the drawbacks of our work. 10. The drills on the English
sounds bore me at times, but I know that they are very useful. 11. He helped me a lot
with my mathematics, and I'm much obliged to him for it.
Ex. XIII, p. 170 1. You must catch up with the group no matter how hard you have to work. 2. He
bored me to death with stories about his adventures. 3. He has at least five mistakes
in every test. 4. The trouble is that I've got only fifty kopecks/with/on/about me.
What can I buy with this money? 5. No matter how many new words there are in the
text, I look all of them up in my dictionary. 6. You make mistakes in every other
sentence. 7. I have time and again/I have repeatedly told Boris Petrov, a sophomore/a
second- year student, that if he wants to pass the exam, he should study harder. 8. All
the students are expected/supposed to know when
the examinations begin. 9. It's difficult to confess/admit that you are wrong, but he
had to do it/he was forced to do it. 10. I know that I have done wrong, but at least I
have realized that I shouldn't have acted (in) that way/like that. 11. Oliver liked this
lively/high-spirited/active bright boy very much, and they became friends. 12. I am
obliged to you for your help. 13. You should read more, it will enable you to
considerably enlarge your vocabulary. 14. He was staring at me blankly as though he
didn't hear what I was saying. 15. Why should you get excited about/over so much
trifles? 16. The teacher pointed out the worst/grossest mistakes in the dictation and
plainly and clearly explained the rules one should use/to be used to avoid them. 17.
Describe in detail your impressions of the trip. 18. I liked his bright mind and plain
speech. 19. "What has agitated/excited the class so much?" — "A piece of
news/News they have found exciting: they are going to have a new geometry
teacher." 20. They used to be good friends. I can't imagine why they have quarrelled.
21. The old man pointed to the picture (hanging/ that hung) on the opposite wall.