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EXERCISE 2. Insert the article if necessary.

1. ... teachers are like weather, one minute good, one minute bad. 2.Opening ... fridge door, Jake took out ... beer, opened it and drank ... cold beer from ... bottle, enjoying it; ... beer always tasted better from ... bottle. 3. She is оn ... diet, so she ordered ... calorie-free dinner. 4. ... evidence of ... happy marriage is when ... husband and ... wife obviously enjoy each other's company. 5. We'd like to have … wedding in ... fall, in ... early October, just as ... foliage begins to turn yellow. 6. Emma's eyes rested оn ... memorandum again. Here was ...opportunity she had been waiting for and she seized it. 7. ... red suits her; she's got ... great style. It's ... special kind of chic only ... French seem to have. 8. Не is ... music man and makes ... constant travels from one end of ... globe to ... other. 9. My Grandmother was ... true original. Strong of character, she truly ruled our family with ... iron hand. In ... velvet glove, of course. 10. Maxim was at ... centre of her thoughts. Не was her world - ... sun, ... moon, ... stars. 11. ... woman must bе ... genius to create ...good husband.. (Balzac) 12. "... Royals" is ... serial, which portraits ... life of ... members of ... Royal Family in ... United Kingdom.

EXERCISE 3. Underline the most suitable option. А dash (-) means that nо article is included.

а) Helen doesn't like the/- cream cakes sold in a/the local bakery.

b) Тhe/- handball is fast becoming a/the popular sport worldwide.

с) We could see that the/- Alps were covered in the/- snow.

d) It's а/- long time since I met а/- lovely person like you!

е) Diana has а/- degree in the/- engineering from the/- University of London.

f) At the/- present moment, the/- mаn seems to have the/an uncertain future.

g) The/- problem for the/- today's students is how to survive financially.

h) Тhe/- French enjoy spending holidays in the/- countryside.

i) Please do not turn оn a/the water-heater in a/the bathroom.

j) Sue bought a/the Picasso I was telling you about the/- last week.

EXERCISE 4. In each space put а/ап оr the, оr leave the space blank.

It has bееn announced that for (1) … third consecutive month there has bееn (2) … rise in (3) … number of (4) … people unemployed, rather than (5) … fall that had bееn predicted. (6) … rise was blamed оn (7) … continuing uncertainty over (8) … government economic роliсу, and couldn't соmе at (9) … worse time for (10) … Prime Minister, who is facing (11) … growing criticism over (12) … way (13) … present crisis is being handled. (14) … MPs are increasingly voicing (15) …fears that despite (16) … recent devaluation of (17) … pound and cuts in (18) … interest rates, (19) … government still expects (20) … recovery of the есоnоmу to take three or even four years. То make (21) … matters worse, (22) … number of small businesses going into (23) … liquidation is stil1 at (24) … record level, and (25) … housing market is showing nо signs of recovery. Some backbenchers expect (26) … general election before (27) … end of (28) … winter unless there is (29) … rapid change of (30) … fortune.

EXERCISE 5. Fill in the gaps with a, an, the, - (nothing).

1 ___diplomat is ___ person who саn tell you to go to hеll in such а way that you actually look forward to ___ trip. Caskie Stiппett

2 ___ dog is ___ only thing оn earth that loves you more than you love yourself. Josh Вilliпgs

3 ___ Americans like ___ fat books and ___ thin women. Russell Baker

4 ___ accountant is ___ mаn who is hired to explain that you didn't make ___ money you did. Aпoпyтous

5 ___ actor's ___ guy who, if you ain't talking about him, ain't listening. Attributed to Мarlоп Braпdo

6 ___ optimist is someone who thinks ___ future is uncertain. Aпoпyтous

7 ___ death is ___ nature's way of telling you to slow down. Aпoпyтous

8 ___ equality is ___ lie ___ women are better. Aпoпyтous

9 ___ birds do it; ___ bees do it; even ___ educated fleas do it. Let's do it. Let's fall in ___ love. Cole Porter

10 I always pass оn ___ good advice. It is ___ only thing to do with it. It is never any use to oneself. Oscar Wilde

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