(Answers from last time: A. 1. must, 2. must, 3. must, 4. must, 5. mustn’t; B. 1. You’ve got to lay the pieces on the floor, 2. We must check if all the pieces are there, 3. You have to start with sections 1, 2, and 3. 4. You must not glue the pieces together before you are sure they are in the right position. 5. You need another person to help you make the desk.)

Dear student,

1275249_study_tableI found a new study material just for you. It’s called „Exerciții și teste de limba engleză pentru competență și performanță”. The great thing about this book is that it is structured on 3 levels: elementary, intermediate and advanced. It is ideal for those of you who want to further your knowledge of the English language. With respect to the Intermediate level, it is made up of three parts, each followed by a test. In the end, you have the key to check your answers.

a. Phonetics (consonants, vowels, rhythm, intonation, etc.)

b. Lexicology (prefixes, suffixes, expressions, antonymy)

c. Morpho-syntax (nouns, determiners, adjectives, verbs, prepositions)

Till next time, here are a couple of exercises:

A. Fill in the blanks with the required adjective, without taking into account the frequency with which it is repeated. The following words will be necessary: black, greedy, blind, dry, soft, sweet, mad, hard, smooth, like, strong, fresh, cold, bright, tender:

 1. as….. as coal

2. as… as a bat

3. as…. as midnight

4. as…. as the light

5. as… as a wolf

6. as…. as a stone

7. as…. as velvet

8. as… as day

9. as… as wax

10. as…. as ice

B. Fill in the blanks with hard and hardly:

1. You didn’t try very… to contend with him.

2. She… ate anything at lunch.

3. Things went…with them during the famine.

4. Payment is required only in… currency.

5. His ailment is… to cure.

6. We’re all… up for ideas today.

7. I… know him.

8. He… reads anything before going to bed.

9. You must see a doctor: you are breathing…

10. I’m too tired: I can… learn.

Autor: Alexandru Macovescu – Trainer intern A_BEST Limba Engleză, Italiană şi Limba Română pentru Străini

Alexandru este absolvent al Facultăţii de Limbi şi Literaturi Străine, specializarea Engleză-Italiană. În 2010, a absolvit un masterat specializat în Traducerea Textului Literar Contemporan. Alexandru are o bogată experienţă atât în predarea limbilor engleză şi italiană cât şi în traduceri şi interpretariat şi exerciţiu în utilizarea, în contexte diferite, a limbilor străine. În prezent, Alexandru predă inclusiv cursuri A_BEST de limba engleză şi italiană, limbaj general şi de afaceri, precum şi cursuri de limba română pentru străini, în cadrul companiilor.