Final Test (9th form)
Match the statements 1-5 with the statements from the list A-F. There’s one extra.
In the city
In the island
In unknown places
Read the text and mark the sentences T(True), F (False) or NS (Not stated):
The beginning of spring (March-April) is a very special time in Japan, because this is when Japan’s famous cherry trees come into flower. The Japanese celebrate This happy time with festivals and flower-viewing parties.
At the end of winter, everyone’s excitement starts to grow. The Whole country wants to know the exact day when the cherry flowers (‘sakura’) will appear. Starting in February, weathermen try to guess when this day will be.
When the first flowers open on trees, national joy breaks out! There are rides and games for children in the street, music and dance performances, tea ceremonies, flower displays, and much more. But the most special thing that people do at this time is have ‘hanami’ parties. Hanami means flower watching. In hanami parties, families and friends take a picnic and go and sit under a cherry tree to look at and admire the flowers. Hanami parties take place during the daytime and also at night, because when it is dark, lights light up the cherry trees.
Hanami is very important to Japanese. Cherry blossoms appear on trees for only one week before they fall to the ground and die, and for the Japanese this symbolizes the short nature of childhood and life. So hanami is a time when people like to think about how important life is.
Spring is Japanese people’s favourite time of year.
It is not easy to know the day the cherry flowers will open.
Hanami takes place a week after the cherry trees blossom.
The cherry flowers do not stay on the trees for very long.
When the cherry flowers appear, people hope for long lives.
II. Fill in the correct word derived from the given word:
1) The capital of the Commonwealth is Canberra. Each State government takes care of its ….(educate), health, justice, roads and railways. Canberra was planned as a capital city and its people almost all do government work.
2) Forty years ago Canberra was a tiny….(settle) of a few homesteads, a church, a school and post office.
3) Though still…..(finish), it is now a garden city with broad roads lined 4)with….(ornament) trees and shrubs. The State capitals not only contain their governments but are the centres of trade industry.
5) They are all bigger than Canberra and all are ….(import) seaport.
III. Choose the correct answer A, B or C:
Do you like the salad? It’s made…. Fresh vegetables from our garden.
A by B of C with
Cynthia pays 30 euros ….. hour for guitar lessons.
A a B an C the
I usually like eating out, but tonight I’d like….. at home.
A eating B I eat C to eat
Georgia….. many fancy dress costumes. Let’s borrow one from her for the party.
A is having B has C has had
Why ….. this cheese? Is there something wrong with it?
A you are smelling B do you smell C are you smelling
The Prague Spring International Music Festival…… in the middle of May and lasts for about two weeks.
A starts B is starting C has started
I will call you when I ….. in London.
A will arrive B arrive C am arriving
The scanner isn’t working. When…… someone to fix it?
A do you call B will you call C have you called
Has Tim….. living on his own yet?
A used to B been used to C got used to
It…have been John who answered the phone last night. I know there was no one else home.
A must B can C may
IV. Translate into English:
B каждой стране существует большое количество благотворительных организаций.
–Во сколько отправляется поезд на Ливерпуль? - В семь вечера.- Один билет туда и обратно, пожалуйста.
Технический прогресс сделал нашу жизнь радостной и творческой.
Образование « в сети» стало очень популярным. Сейчас трудно представить себя без Интернета.
В детстве я обычно проводил лето у бабушки в деревне.
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