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Lesson 17

Grammar & Vocabulary Practice

A. Remember the Participle I, II

Выучите таблицу причастия настоящего и прошедшего времени

Table of Participle I, II


B. Choose the right answers

1. A _________ cup lay on the floor.

a. breaking
b. broken

2. They passed me _________ loudly.

a. talking
b. talked

3. _________ the room he found all the pupils present.

a. entering
b. entered

4. He sat at the table _________.

a. thinking
b. thought

5. He liked to rest in the evening _________ slowly in the park.

a. walking
b. walked

6. The _________ question made him confused.

a. asking
b. asked

7. _________ English books I wrote out new words.

a. reading
b. read

8. _________ his voice she ran to meet him.

a. hearing
b. heard

9. I liked the _________ shopping center near the square.

a. building
b. built

10. The bisector is a straight line _________ an angle into two equal parts.

a. dividing
b. divided


Grammar & Vocabulary Practice

C. Choose the right answers

1. The house _________ in our street is very good.

a. building
b. being built
c. having built
d. having been built
e. built

2. He was standing on the top of the mountains _________ the beautiful view.

a. admiring
b. being admired
c. having admired
d. having been admired
e. admired

3. _________ a little at that factory Jack understood everything.

a. working
b. being worked
c. having worked
d. having been worked
e. admired

4. When _________ for dinner the boy refused to come.

a. calling
b. being called
c. having called
d. having been called
e. called

5. _________ long ago, his book was finally published.

a. writing
b. being written
c. having written
d. having been written
e. written


Listening Practice

D. Listen to the text and choose the right answers

Вы услышите рассказ англичанки о знаменитом детективе. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений А1-А6 соответствуют содержанию ее повествования (1 - True), какие не соответствуют (2 - False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 - Not stated). Обведите номер выбранного вами варианта ответа. Вы услышите запись один раз.

Who was Sherlock Holmes?

Author: Jane Lawson
Source: https://www.dailystep.com

Audio Script 
Sherlock Holmes Underground Station - Baker Street

When Sir Arthur Conan Doyle wrote his first Sherlock Holmes mystery in 1887, he could not have imagined just how famous his hero would become. Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective in the world. His stories have been translated into over 60 languages, and we still watch films and TV series of the stories today. So what makes him such an enduring character?

Sherlock Holmes lived at 221b, Baker Street, London. Even though this was the address of a fictional character, it has now been turned into a Sherlock Holmes museum, and as you can see in the top picture, the London Tube station nearby has his famous profile picture on the walls, wearing a deerstalker hat and smoking a pipe. Holmes shared much of the detective work with his friend Dr Watson, who could be described in modern terms as Holmes's sidekick, in other words, the one who helps him but is not as clever or important as him. In nearly all modern detective TV programs and films, the main detective has a sidekick - such as Smithers in DailyStep's own Smithers and Boyle!

Holmes was an eccentric character, who could solve any crime, no matter how complex it may be, using only his powers of logical deduction, his sharp observation and, of course, his magnifying glass, which you can see in the bottom left hand picture. However, in his personal habits, he was very untidy and apparently disorganised. Here is a revealing quote about Holmes by Dr Watson:

"Although in his methods of thought he was the neatest and most methodical of mankind ... He keeps his cigars in the coal-scuttle, his tobacco in the toe end of a Persian slipper, and his unanswered correspondence transfixed by a jack-knife into the very centre of his wooden mantelpiece ... He had a horror of destroying documents.... Thus month after month his papers accumulated, until every corner of the room was stacked with bundles of manuscript which were on no account to be burned, and which could not be put away save by their owner."

In other words, Holmes was untidy, disorganised and a hoarder - not qualities which we would expect from such a man! But it is idiosyncrasies such as these which make him such a real character, even someone we can identify with!"

Holmes's arch-enemy was Professor Moriarty, who was a criminal mastermind and was described by Holmes as the 'Napoleon of Crime'. Even though Moriarty appears in only two of the Sherlock Holmes stories, it is Holmes's attitude to him that has made him one of the most famous of all fictional criminals.

A1 Sherlock Holmes' sidekick was Dr Watson.


A2 Sherlock Holmes was the neatest and most methodical of mankind.


A3 Sherlock had a horror of destroying documents.


A4 Sherlock burned his bundles of manuscript himself.


A5 Holmes's arch-enemy was Professor Moriarty.


A6 Sherlock Holmes is the most famous fictional detective in the world.



Writing Practice

E. Задание 33 («Личное письмо»)

Прочитайте приведенное ниже задание 33. Проанализируйте критерии оценивания данного задания и скажите, какие умения проверяются в личном письме.

Для ответа на задание 33 используйте бланк ответов №2. При выполнении задания 33 особое внимание обратите на то, что Ваши ответы будут оцениваться только по записям, сделанным на бланке ответов №2. Никакие записи черновика не будут учитываться экспертом. Обратите внимание также на необходимость соблюдения указанного объёма письма. Письма недостаточного объёма, а также часть текста письма, превышающая требуемый объём, не оцениваются.

You have received a letter from your English-speaking friend Bob.

...I love reading very much. Now I am reading a book called "Man on the Moon" and I rather like it, though I was told to read it at school.
Do you like reading? What kind of books do you prefer and why? Which book are you reading?

Write him a letter and answer his 3 questions.
Write 100-120 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.