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  1. Translate the sentences

1. Только лишь дома я могу полностью расслабиться.

2. Ни при каких обстоятельствах вы не должны открывать дверь незнакомым людям. 3. Ни за что на свете я здесь не останусь! 4. Тщетно кошка пыталась поймать мышку, та

оказалась проворнее. 5. Лишь в последний день он признался ей в любви. 6. Только лишь в самолете он почувствовал себя в безопасности. 7. Никогда за всю свою жизнь я не слышала нечего подобного. 8. Он утверждал, что только лишь в 372

суде все расскажет. 9. Едва лишь она услышала эту новость, как побежала рассказать ее своим подружкам. 10. Мало же ты знаешь, что такое человек! 11. Велико было его

негодование, когда он увидел, что его машина исчезла. 12. Даже со своим лучшим другом я не мог говорить об этом. 13. В маленьком городке на севере Англии жил маленький волшебник. Гарри Поттер было его имя.

Complete the following phrases

1.not for the world... 2. In vain... 3. Only then... 4. Not for love or money... 5. Little... 6. Hardly... 7. Never before... 8. No sign of... 9. Not until... 10. Scarcely...II. Only after... 12. Not for anything... 13. Down... up... 14. Not only... 15. Nowhere... 16. How little... 17 So... 18. Little... 19. No sooner... 20. Such... 21. Should... 22. Had... 23. Many a time... 24. Were... 25. On no account... 26. In no way... 27. At no time...
3. Find the subjects in the sentences and say what they are expressed by Translate the


1. Life is full of compensations. 2. Nancy is my close friend. 3. She found this hard to believe. 4.

Everything that lay before us was new and mysterious. 5. Yours was a clever choice. 6.

Reading is a way of learning things. 7. What I mean is that we should compromise. 8. To accept

this offer is to radically change your life. 9. Thirteen is a tricky number: with some nations it

means good luck, with others bad luck. 10. The rich and the powerful rule this country. 11.

There are fashions in language learning. 12. Your constant perhapses and might-have-beens

irritate me. 13. It was a pleasant surprise. 14. Shopping is my life. 15. To have been hit under

the belt by your closest friend must have been a shock for you, Andrew.
4. Analyse the pronoun it used as the subject in the following sentences

1. It doesn't matter. 2. It was very pleasant on the river's bank. 3. It's raining here at the

moment. 4. — Who was that you were speaking to? — It was only the postman. 5. It took Stephen some time to work out what she meant. 6. It is impossible to make any decision. 7. He gave her an engagement ring. It was beautiful, very expensive, too. 8. The strike went on for over a year. Finally it was settled. 9. It seemed like a good idea. 10. The punishment wasn't severe. It was a three-month stay in prison. 11. We've just got urgent information. It can explain everything. 12. It's unexplainable, don't even try to do it. 13. It's vitally important that you give up smoking. It has become too bad for your lungs. 14. It's hard to believe that you are leaving us for such a long stretch of time. 15. It's an antique vase. It's very, very old.