Our school gets ... (hundred, hundreds) of letters every year.
Five ... (hundred, hundreds) new houses were built in our city last year.
You can see ... (million, millions) of stars in the night sky.
Six ... (million, millions) tourists visited Rome last summer.
Our library has received four ... (thousand, thousands) new books.
... (thousand, thousands) of pupils nowadays try to learn two foreign languages.
2. Answer the following questions using the words and word combinations of ex. 9, ex. 10 (Unit 16).
What do you call your grandparents’ parents?
Do lakes have banks or shores? What about rivers?
How do Americans describe themselves as a nation?
What is the most famous desert in Africa?
What buildings are typical of New York centre?
At what temperature does ice melt?
Where do rivers usually rise?
What adjective can you use to describe the Mississippi and the Volga?
What is your favourite attraction in Moscow?
What mountain chain separates Europe from Asia?
3. Try and form compound words.1 Use the following:
weather green scraper maker lands land sun maker farm shine sky house glove holiday storm rain man low wild
1 compound words (compounds) — сложные слова, например: bed+room=bedroom
4. Look at the pictures (page 230) and say what Nick and Jane had done by six o’clock on Sunday (the phrases in the word box will help you).
Example: Nick had washed his bicycle by six o’clock.
5. Say: a) what these people had done before noon and b) what had happened by the end of the day. Use the words below.
Example: Ann: to write the letter — Ann had written the letter before noon.
Bill: to repair his bicycle
Nelly: to do her homework
Sarah: to dig the garden
Tim: to write a story
Polly: to cook dinner
Sam: to clean his room the children: to plant twenty trees
Chris: to lie in the sun
Bv the end of the dav
Example: the rain: to stop — The rain had stopped by the end of the day.
the rainbow: to appear
the play: to end
the rain: to begin
the race: to finish
the sky: to clear
the concert: to start
the storm: to stop
the snow: to start
6. Report what these people asked or said.
Example:Phil: There were many wildlands in America. — Phil said there had been many wildlands in America.
Ann: Did you see any skyscrapers in New York? — Ann asked if I had seen any skyscrapers in New York.
Kitty: What did you find on the beach?
Oleg: Where did you see a canoe?
Frank: How long did they travel in the Sahara Desert?
Alice: How far did the plain stretch?
Sam: What do you call the mixture you have prepared?
Nick: Were there many people on the bank of the river?
Betty: Have you heard anything of the mighty American rivers?