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Дата сдачи: Декабрь 2009

1. Прочитайте текст. Перепишите и письменно переведите.

1. The American inventor, Thomas Alva Edison, was born in Ohio in 1847.The boy's education was limited to three months in the public school of Port Huron, Michigan. He started work at the age of twelve, when a new railway was opened between Port Huron and Detroit. Young Edison began to travel every day on one of the trains. He sold fruit, sweets and cakes to the passengers. The hours he had to wait at-Detroit before starting back home he spent in the library reading technical books.
2. Several years later, Edison learned telegraphy and he became a telegraph operator. He was soon one of the fastest operators in a large telegraph company in Boston. He wanted to improve the telegraph system and worked very hard at it.Night after night he read the "Book of Experiments" , by Michael Faraday , the inventor of the electric generator , in the hope that this would help him to solve his problems.
3. After a few months of work , he built a transmitter of a new kind. This was his first important invention. Edison was advised to go to New York where the opportunities were greater.He did so , but when he reached New York, he had no money left at all.He had to walk in the streets all night because he hadn't the price of a bed ; and in the morning nothing to buy breakfast with.
4. But soon , he opened a small workshop. At the age of twenty he had two inventions. One of Edison's greatest inventions was the gramophone, or the "phonograph",as he called it , which repeated his words. Another of Edison's invention was the electric lamps.
Edison believed that only work could bring success.He continued active work until only eighteen days before his death in 1931 , at the age of eighty-seven.
That evening , Americans all over the country turned off their electric lights for a few moments - the light which Edison had given them.

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What was the first Edison's invention?

3. Переведите предложения на русский язык, обращая внимание на Perfect и Perfect Continuous (смотрите образец в варианте № 1).
1. The dentist has asked us to wait for a few minutes.
2. The Prime Minister hasn't been abroad since January.
3. Yesterday Ann had a phone call. She was very surprised. She had written to him many times but he had never replied to her letters
4.1 have sold my car.

4. Перепишите предложения, выбрав правильную форму глаголов. Переведите предложения на русский язык.
1 I tried to phone Tom this morning but there was no answer. He goes / is going / had gone / will have gone/ out
2 When I arrived at the party. Paul goes / has gone | had gone | home
3 Sarah lives / lived / will have lived / has lived / in London since 1985

5. Поставьте глаголы в скобках в Present Perfect или Present Perfect Continuous. Переведите предложения на русский язык
1.1 (not see) Tom since Monday.
2. It (rain) since I got up this morning.
3.1 (always want) to go to NewYork.
4.1 (lose) my address book. You (see) it anywhere?

6. Переведите предложения на английский язык.
1. Я искал тебя все утро. Где ты был?
2. «Ты умеешь играть в шахматы?" "Да, но я не играла вечность» (for ages).
3. Я читаю книгу, которую ты мне дала, я еще не закончила её.
4. Смотрите! Кто-то разбил то окно.

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