Home Reading Aid on the Book "The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4" by Sue Townsend. Костенко Н.В - 8 стр.

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(b) Search for abbreviations used in this portion of the text. Try to explain
them as well.
TASK 3
Study the following phrasal verbs. Explain their meaning relying on the context
in which they are used and use them in your own speech:
to laze about; to come round; to lock smb up; to cut up; to carry on; to drop smb off;
to wave back; to knock smth over; to get over smth; to go out; to cut off; to turn (the
volume) up/down; to pack in; to clear off; to show off.
TASK 4
Give synonyms to the following words and phrases relying on the active
vocabulary:
to feel sore; to get crazy; to be likely to do smth; to catch the flu; to feel a strong
sense of dislike and disapproval at smth; to retort; smth is sure to happen or to be
done; to quarrel (2); to fall ill; to defame; to beat smb up; to spoil smb; to make a
cigarette (cigar, pipe) start burning; to have a cheek to do smth; a skirt with opening;
in a nasty voice.
TASK 5
Give Russian equivalents to the following:
to do ones back-stretching exercises; a felt-tip pen; television series; to set (about the
concrete); the old people were shared out; to clog up the drain hose of the washing-
machine; to go rusty (about hedge-clippers).
TASK 6
The author makes use of certain lexical units to intensify the meaning of the
statements made. What are these lexical units like?
TASK 7
Look for words and phrases that relate to (1) dogs and (2) doors.