Раздел 1. Чтение
Read the text and do tasks after it
With the words “Elementary, my dear Watson...” the most famous detective of all times, Sherlock Holmes, starts to explain something to his friend, Dr. Watson. That phrase has now entered the English language
Sherlock Holmes first appeared in 1882. He became famous in ‘The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes”. After that came the whole series of books about him: “The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes”, “The Return of Sherlock Holmes”, “The Hound of the Baskervilles” and many others. Many thousands of books about Sherlock Holmes are still sold every year.
Who invented Sherlock Holmes? Arthur Conan Doyle was his inventor. He was a doctor. In 1882 he moved from Scotland to England to set up a practice. One of the doctors he worked for, Dr. Joseph Bell, was the model for Sherlock Holmes's friend, Dr. Watson. Conan Doyle's medical knowledge was a great help to him in his detective stories.
Conan Doyle started the fashion of tile detective story. Today the fashion goes on.
And what sort of man is Sherlock Holmes? We learn a lot about him from the stories in which he appears. He is a quiet man, who only speaks when he has something to say. He smokes a pipe (he has a collection of them). He plays the violin. He carries a large magnifying glass. He lives at 221B Baker Street in London.
If you go to London, you will not be able to find 221 B Baker Street. But instead, you can go to a pub called the “Sherlock Holmes”. In that pub there is a room exactly like Sherlock Holmes's room at 221B Baker Street as described in Conan Doyle’s stories. On the walls there are drawings from the original editions about Sherlock Holmes.
magnifying glass – увеличительное стекло
I. The text is about ...
1) Sherlock Holmes's work.
2) the most famous detective and his inventor.
3) Dr. Watson's medical practice.
4) Conan Doyle's education.
II. Choose the right sentence.
1) Dr. Watson was Dr. Bell's assistant.
2) Dr. Watson was Conan Doyle's friend.
3) Dr. Watson was Conan Doyle's book character.
4) Dr. Watson was Sherlock Holmes's relative.
III. Find the wrong statement.
1) Dr. Watson was Sherlock Holmes's friend.
2) Conan Doyle was a doctor.
3) There is 22l B Baker Street in London.
4) The fashion of the detective stories goes on.
IV. Complete the sentence.
Conan Doyle is known to everybody as...
1) the author of books about Sherlock Holmes.
2) a talented doctor.
3) a good friend of Dr. Joseph Bell.
4) a man who opened a pub in Baker Street.
V. Answer the question.
When did Sherlock Holmes use the phrase “Elementary, my dear Watson “?
1) after he gave Watson the explanation of his guess
2) if he wanted Watson to investigate the crime himself
3) before he began to explain something to Watson
4) if Watson asked him how to find the criminal
VI. Choose the title to the text.
1) Doctor Watson and Sherlock Holmes
2) Conan Doyle and Dr. Joseph Bell
3) Conan Doyle's Family
4) Conan Doyle and His Characters
Раздел 2. Лексико-грамматическая часть
Match the words (and phrases) which have opposite meanings.
To prohibit a) to damage
To protect b) to clear rubbish away
To pollute c) to be out of danger
To throw d) to allow
To drop litter e) to enjoy doing something
To be in danger f) to clean
To avoid doing something g) to catch
Match the words which have the same or similar meaning.
To succeed in
to be out of luck b) to win c) to manage
ambitious b) clever c) crazy
patient b) kind c) ambitious
Fill in the definite article the if needed.
1. … Altai Mountains are higher than … Urals.
2. There is a splendid view of … Lake Geneva from this hotel.
3. … United Kingdom consists of … Great Britain and … Northern Ireland.
4…. White Sea is in the north of our country.
5. … Pacific Ocean is very deep.
6. Is … Canada the largest country in … America?
7. … Red Sea is between … Africa and … Asia.
IV. Choose the correct translation of the sentences.
1. If he weren't such an outstanding actor, he would not have so many admirers.
a) Если бы он не был столь выдающимся актером (сейчас), у него не было бы столько поклонников.
b) Если бы он не был столь выдающимся актером (тогда), у него не было бы столько поклонников.
2. If he lived in St Petersburg, he would go to the Hermitage every week.
a) Если он будет жить в Санкт-Петербурге, он будет ходить в Эрмитаж каждую неделю.
b) Если бы он жил в Санкт-Петербурге сейчас, он ходил бы в Эрмитаж каждую неделю.
с) Если бы он жил в Санкт-Петербурге тогда, он сходил бы в Эрмитаж на прошлой неделе.
V. Complete the sentences, using Conditional II and III.
Example: If we … (throw away) less rubbish, our planet would be nicer and cleaner. - If we threw away less rubbish, our planet would be nicer and cleaner.
I’m glad we have a map. I’m sure we would get lost if we (not/have) one.
We can’t go on holiday this year. If we had more money, we (go) skiing.
We decided to move. We would have lost a lot of money if we (sell) our house.
I’m not going to get up early today. If it (be) Sunday, I wouldn’t have to get up.
Be quite, please! If you didn’t shout so loudly, I (understand) your words better.
I’m not sure. If you gave me more information, I (be) able to help you.
You didn’t call me up yesterday. If you (ring) me up, I would have told you everything.
VI. Open the brackets using Past Continuous or Past Simple.
When I (come) home, my mother (cook) dinner. 2. Yesterday at 2 o'clock I (prepare) for my English test. 3. What …you (do) when it (begin) raining. 4. He (buy) this car last month. 5. They (watch) the film when it (happen).
Open the brackets using Past Perfect or Past Simple.
Helen (do) it by 10 o'clock yesterday. 2. She (translate) the article before the film (begin). 3. I (see) him yesterday. 4. I (see) him before the accident (happen). 5. What (happen) before the accident?
VIII. Complex Object. Complete the sentences. Fill in to if necessary.
She made her son ____ read the letter.
We want you ____ join our organization.
Hot weather makes me ____ feel sick.
Don’t make me ____ laugh.
IX. Write the sentences into indirect speech.
He said: “Look at this picture!”
My mother said: “Don’t play with the matches!”
She said: “The weather is so cold but I haven’t got a jacket.”
He asked Ann: “What are you doing now?”
He said: “The film will be interesting.”
Раздел 3. Задание по письму
X. Write a letter (60 – 80 words) to your English-speaking pen-friend Tom about the book (or the writer) you like most of all.
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