Slimming Food (text in English with tasks, intermediate)

После изучения английских слов по теме «Food». Список №2 (слова для продолжающих) прочитайте текст и выполните задание к нему. К тексту прилагаются ответы с объяснением.

Slimming Food (text in English with tasks)

These days most people, especially young girls, like .. (1) .. slim. Our grandfathers’ tastes were different .. (2) .. ours but nowadays .. (3) .. seems to enjoy .. (4) .. fat girls. That is why many companies have developed special foods to help people to slim. The only thing .. (5) .. is wrong with this is .. (6) .. a friend of mine said to me the other day: «I don’t mind .. (7) .. these foods if they give me a good figure but why .. (8) .. to taste so awful?» The only sensible advice I could give my friend was «Eat normal food, but .. (9) .. less».

Tasks. Choose the right variant.

    1. to look
    2. to be looked
    3. that they look
    4. that they are looking
    1. than
    2. that
    3. from
    4. to
    1. anyone
    2. anybody
    3. none
    4. no-оnе
    1. looking
    2. looking at
    3. to look to
    4. look at
    1. it
    2. that
    3. what
    4. as
    1. one
    2. that
    3. which
    4. what
    1. eat
    2. to eat
    3. eating
    4. the eating
    1. do they have
    2. they have
    3. are they
    4. they are
    1. to eat
    2. eating
    3. be eating
    4. eat

Check yourself and remember:

These days most people, especially young girls, like (1) to look slim. Our grandfathers’ tastes were (2) different from ours but nowadays (3) no-one seems to enjoy (4) looking at fat girls. That is why many companies have developed special foods to help people to slim. The only thing (5)that is wrong with this is (6) what a friend of mine said to me the other day: «I don’t mind (7) eating these foods if they give me a good figure but why (8) do they have to taste so awful?» The only sensible advice I could give my friend was «Eat normal food, but (9) eat less».

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Комментарий к тексту:

(1) look slim — выглядеть стройным. Глагол Look

(2) be different from — выражение для запоминания

(3) no-one — никто. Английское местоимение None (no-one, etc)

(4) enjoy looking — получить удовольствие от вида. Герундий после глаголов предпочтения LOVE, ENJOY

(5) that is — что.

(6) what — то, что.

(7) I don’t mind eating — Я не против того, чтобы есть… Герундий после глаголов предпочтения LOVE, ENJOY

(8) why do they have to taste — почему они должны быть на вкус … Английские модальные глаголы и их эквиваленты CAN & MUST

(9) eat less — ешьте меньше. Степени сравнения наречий в английском языке. 

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