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Поуви Дж. Говорите правильно по-английски — М.: Высшая школа, 1984. — 152 c.
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school/college/university, work.

Dunlop. (name of an industrial company)

53. —How did you get on in your exam(s)?

(meaning "Did you pass? If so, what mark did you get?")

uHow did you get on?" can be used in any situation when one wants to know what happened, whether the result was favourable or unfavourable.

52. — Jenny's getting on (very) well at

65 eg 54. — How did you get on at

your interview? the doctor's? the ministry? the publishers?

If it is clear where the person has been, we ask simply tiHow did you get on?"

The following two sentences are often used by teachers in the classroom:

55. —How did you get on with your homework?

(meaning "Did you find it easy or difficult? Did

you manage to do it?")

56. —Get on with your work.

(meaning "Don't waste time. Do the work".)

Get on also occurs in the general sense of "advance in one's profession, reach a higher position (at work and sometimes also in society)".

eg 57. David was determined to get on (in the world).

Get on (with smb.) means "have harmonious relations (with smb.)".

( (very) well (togeth-I er.

ro ~ I1 . * A1. . I like a house on eg 58. Catherine and Alison get on -j ^re

(meaning "extremely well")

59. Dont invite Michael this time. He and David don't get on.

This expression is close to the formal be on good terms (with smb.).

Get off occurs in such sentences as:

60. —Let's get off the subject of illnesses. It depres-

ses me.

(meaning "leave the subject")

61. He got off with a warning this time but if he does anything like that again he will find himself in serious trouble.

(meaning "he escaped punishment")

Other idiomatic uses of get can be found in dictionaries and in separate books dealing with phrasal verbs.

66 fexercise 1 (on Section 1). Fill in the blanks with got or the appropriate form of the verb to be.

1. —My feet . .. wet while I was walking to the bus stop. 2. —My feet . . . wet. Can I take my shoes off and dry them? 3. —I . . . tired of listening to his complaints. He never stops. 4. After wandering through the woods for about an hour we realized that we ... lost. 5. When he was in the sixth form he suddenly . . . interested in chess. 6. —Your tea ... cold while you were on the phone. 7. —I'm afraid that tea ... cold. Let me make some more. 8. I must press my skirt before I go out. It . . . creased. 9. My skirt . . . creased in the train. 10. The traffic couldn't move because the road . . . blocked by snow.

Exercise 2 (on Section II). In the sentences given below get is too colloquial for the situation. Replace it by a more formal (or neutral) verb, for example, become, grow, receive, obtain, acquire or be, making any other necessary changes.

1. At the beginning of March the ambassador got an invitation to the Shakespeare anniversary celebrations at Stratford-on-Avon. 2. Any employee wishing to remain on the premises after 6 p. m. must get permission from the manager. 3. When the unfortunate boy saw that the man was still pursuing him, he got very frightened. 4. During her long holiday on the French Riviera she got a deep golden tan which was subsequently the envy of all her friends. 5. All citizens of the Soviet Union can get free medical treatment. 6. Those students who get good marks in their examinations are entitled to a grant. 7. As the day of Roger's departure approached, Susan got more and more despondent. 8. At the age of nineteen Shakespeare got married to Anne Hathaway. 9. Being unaccustomed to such strenuous physical activity, he soon got extremely tired. 10. In the Soviet Union men over the age of sixty and women over the age of fifty-five get a retirement pension from the state. 11. The gallery got this fine portrait from a private collection. 12. In English universities students who are successful in their final examinations get the degree of bachelor.

Exercise 3 (on Section III). Insert the appropriate form of come, go or get with a preposition or particle if required. The direction of the movement is indicated by an arrow, as follows:

-> . .

= in/on (to)

=OUt (of), off

I. — When the bus

. . -

it was so crowded that I

couldn't ^ - - -

2. As she had seme time to spare, she -shop to see whether they had anything new.

4 . . .

the book-

67 3. —How did the cat

? I'm sure I locked the


4. He

-K . .

the car and drove off.

5. The thief--$ . „ . through the window.

6. — What time did you iast night? It must

have been at least half past twelve. 7. — We

I at the next stop.

8. —While we were sitting in the cafe a strange-looking woman

9. The telephone went on ringing and at last John - - - ^

bed to answer it.

10. The hill was so steep that Brenda had to her bicycle and walk.


take them to Hyde Park Corner. 14. As the team

^ the plane they were photographed

by journalists. 68 15. -I

fr , ¦ - to work late this morning because the

bus broke down.
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