Задание 1. Установите соответствие между заголовками (1-6) и текстами (A-E). В задании один заголовок лишний.
The blue planet
Books and writers
The Internet and television are the most popular mass media. Most people consider them to be very useful and interesting. The Internet helps people to find necessary information, to communicate with relatives and friends. People can see different films and programs on TV. They can also take part in TV shows and competitions.
Britain is an island country. Its climate is varied. It is difficult to predict the weather and British people never know what the weather will be like. It can be sunny one day and rainy the next. In general British people have warm summers and cool winters. Summers are cooler than those on the continent, but winters are milder.
There are some environmental issues that require urgent attention to make the ecology friendly. Global warming is the most pressing environmental problem. Global warming has the effect of melting polar ice caps, displacing people form tropical and coastal islands and can ultimately threaten the survival of human race.
Natural disasters are widespread. A few examples of natural disasters are earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, volcanic eruptions and drought. An earthquake is one of the worst natural disasters on our earth. Earthquakes happen when there is a sudden vibration in the earth's crust. It's like a large lorry that travels down your street.
Mark Twain, Rudyard Kipling and Agatha Christie are famous writers. Agatha Christie is known all over the world as the Queen of Crime. She wrote 78 crime novels, 19 plays and 6 romantic novels. Her books have been translated into 103 foreign languages. She is the third best-selling author in the world (after Shakespeare and the Bible). Many of her novels and short stories have been filmed.
Задание 2. Прочитайте текст. Определите, какие из приведенных утверждений соответствуют тексту(T – true), а какие не соответствуют(F – false).
Our Solar System
When you look at the sky at night you can see millions of stars, which are known as the Milky Way. Our Sun is one of the 100 billion stars in our galaxy. The Earth and the other planets in our solar system orbit the Sun and get light and heat from it. It takes eight minutes for light to travel from the Sun to Earth. Each planet moves on its own orbit around the Sun. It takes the Earth one year to go around the Sun. Mercury is the closest planet to the Sun. Venus spins the opposite way to the Earth, so the Sun rises in the west and sets in the east. The next planet is ours. It's the only planet that we know has life. Mars is like a bright red star. Jupiter is the biggest planet in our solar system. Saturn looks beautiful with its rings, but it is very cold and has lots of strong storms. The last three planets are Uranus, Neptune and Pluto. Pluto is the farthest.
At noon we can see millions of stars.
The Sun is one of the stars in our galaxy.
The closest planet to the Sun is Venus.
Pluto has beautiful rings.
The Earth is the only planet that has life.
Задание 3. Прочитайте внимательно предложения, заполните пропуск в каждом предложении, выбрав правильный вариант из предложенных.
The Times usually gives ______________ information.
Many b) a lot of c) a few
phoned b) phone c) phones
She enjoys _________ tennis and golf.
to play b) play c) playing
If I were rich I _____________ money on scientific research.
would spend b) will spend c) spent
It was one of the most important ___ __________ organizations in the world.
environment b) environmental c) the environment