Контрольная работа “Do You Have Any Superstitions?”
7 класс, УМК “Enjoy English” М.З. Биболетова и др., Unit 1, Section 8
А) Read the text and choose the right variant
What are the most common superstitions in Britain?
There are many superstitions in Britain but one of the most widely-held is that it is (1_) to walk under a ladder – even if it means stepping off the (2_) into a busy street!
If you must pass under a ladder you (3_) avoid bad luck by crossing your fingers and keeping them crossed until you (4_) seen a dog.
Another common (5_) is that it is unlucky to open an umbrella in the house – it will either bring (6_) to the person that opened it or to the household. Anyone opening an umbrella in fine weather is (7_) , as it inevitably (8_) rain!
The number 13 is said to be unlucky and when the 13th day of the month falls on a Friday, anyone wishing to avoid a bad event had better stay (9_).
As to black cats, they are generally (10_) lucky in Britain, (11_) they are associated with witchcraft – a witch’s animal is usually a black cat.
1. a) unfamiliar b) unlucky c) unhappy d) unusual
2. a) pavement b) house c) bus d) train
3. a) have to b) must c) should d) can
4. a) are b) have c) were d) had
5. a) belief b) fear c) idea d) superstition
6. a) mistrust b) misbehavior c) mistake d) misfortune
7. a) unpopular b) unhappy c) unkind d) unreasonable
8. a) comes b) happens c) brings d) changes
9. a) indoors b) outdoors c) in the church d) in the garden
10. a) considered b) mentioned c) reported d) discussed
11. a) so as b) as if c) so that d) even though
В) Which superstition is not mentioned in the text?
1) Black cats are lucky.
2) Catch falling leaves in autumn and you’ll have good luck.
3) If you open an umbrella in the house you’ll have bad luck.
4) Don’t walk under a ladder.
C) Which proverb is the best as a different title for the text?
1) All is well that ends well.
2) Never say die.
3) Every country has its customs.
4) East or West, home is best.
D) Your pen friend Tom from Britain is going to make a project on superstitions in different countries. Write him a letter about some superstitions in Russia or in your family. Remember the rules of letter writing.
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