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АУДИРОВАНИЕ 1

Listen to the interview and for questions A8-A14, choose the answer (1, 2 or 3) which you think fits best according to the text. Write the appropriate number (1, 2 or 3) in boxes A8-A14 on your answer sheet.



A8. Catherine mainly gets inspired for her novels from

1) things that happen in her personal life.

2) unimportant new stories.

3) major events in the local area.



A9. The example of the shopping centre shows that, before writing, Catherine

1) interviews a lot of people.

2) does a lot of background research.

3) imagines a complete story.



A10. Catherine says her characters

1) can be identified by the people they’re based on.

2) are exact copies of people she has known.

3) are only loosely based on real people.



A11. Catherine is more likely to create a character based on a real person’s

1) history.

2) appearance.

3) view of the world.



A12. There is a chance that

1) Catherine will give a talk about making films.

2) a company will buy the film rights to Fire at Dawn.

3) there will be a film version of Fire at Dawn.



A13. Catherine does not want

1) to be involved in making the film.

2) someone else to write the screenplay.

3) the plot to be altered in a major way.



A14. Catherine believes that

1) the stories in the book and film should be the same.

2) film and literature are extremely different media.

3) films based on books are usually annoying.

A8

2

A9

3

A10

3

A11

2

A12

3

A13

3

A14

1



АУДИРОВАНИЕ 2 LISTENING

Task 1.

You will hear an interview with an Australian girl called Verity, who has recently been on a student

exchange programme. For each question 16, choose the correct answer A, B or C.

1. Verity chose the Netherlands for her exchange programme because

A a friend had recommended it.

B one of her relatives was from there.

C she had always wanted to go there.

2. What did Verity find difficult about living in the Netherlands at first?

A sharing a bedroom

B getting up early

C cycling to school

3. What did Verity immediately notice about the Netherlands?

A The countryside was more varied than Australia.

B The buildings were how she’d imagined them.

C The weather was much colder than she’d expected.

4. What was different about the school in the Netherlands?

A It had better facilities.

B There was a wider range of subjects.

C The class size was much bigger.

5. Verity was surprised that students in the Netherlands

A knew very little about Australia.

B had never considered doing an exchange programme.

C had travelled to a lot of countries.

6. Verity recommends that students on an exchange programme should

A go to a place where they can speak the language.

B stay for six months.

C ask their parents to visit.

Task 2.

You will hear a boy called Jake talking to his classmates about a diving trip he recently did with his

family. For each sentence 714, fill in the missing information in the numbered space. Write only

one word in each gap.

DIVING TRIP

The trip was very exciting because Jake was diving in (7) ……………….. water for the first time.

Jake’s only previous diving experience was training in a (8) …………..….. .

Jake went for his first sea dive off the coast of (9) ………..……. .

Jake’s (10) ………………… went into the water with him.

Jake says the best thing he saw under the water was a (11) ………..…… .

While they were swimming, Jake was afraid that there might be some (12) ………………. nearby.

However, he discovered that the big creatures he saw were (13) ………..……… .

Jake managed to do (14) ……………….. dives in total.

Task 3.

You will hear a conversation between a boy, Harry, and a girl, Laura, about wildlife photography.

Look at statements 1520 below. Decide if each statement is true or false. Put a tick (v) in the

corresponding box.

Statement TRUE FALSE

15. Harry admires the wildlife photo of a fish in ‘Animals’ magazine.

16. Harry thinks the unusual creatures in Laura’s photos are what makes

them good.

17. Laura and Harry find it’s hard to keep still when taking wildlife photos.

18. Harry doubts whether his camera is good enough for wildlife

photography.

19. Laura thinks it’s important to get up early to take wildlife photos.

20. Laura and Harry are both considering getting more instruction in

photography.

LISTENING

Task 1. 1C 2C 3B 4A 5B 6B

Task 2. 7 open 8 pool 9 the USA 10 cousin 11 ship 12 sharks 13 dolphins

14 eleven/11

Task 3. 15B 16B 17A 18A 19B 20A



АУДИРОВАНИЕ 3

Learning about the culture is another important part of travel and sightseeing. What customs should visitors be aware of when visiting a home in your country? What should and shouldn't people do? What are the expected customs and behaviors in this situation?

Pete: Hey Markus. I have a question I'd like to ask you.

Markus: Yes. Go ahead.

Pete: Well, I'm thinking about going to Germany this summer [Great!], and I need some advice. You're the best person I know to answer my questions since you're German.

Markus: Thank you. What do you want to know?

Pete: Well, don't laugh, but I met this really nice woman through an online music mailing list, you know, a discussion group on the Internet [laughter]. I need some advice. You see, Claudia, . . .

Markus: Okay. So it's Claudia, oh?

Pete: Yeah, yeah. See, she invited me to spend two weeks in Germany [Hum]. And well, I told here I had studied a little bit about the country and language [Hum], and she's kind of expecting that I know more than I really do.

Markus: Hum. You're really in hot water now!

Pete: Yeah. I think so.

Markus: Well, what do you want to know?

Pete: Well, she's planning on introducing me to her parents.

Markus: Hey. Sounds kind of serious.

Pete: It isn't, at least I think it isn't. Anyway, what should you do when you greet someone for the first time in Germany?

Markus: Well, it depends upon your relationship with the person. Now, speaking of your girlfriend, Claudia, . . . .

Pete: Hey, I didn't say she was my girlfriend.

Markus: Ah, okay, okay. Now if you're meeting someone formally for the first time, like Claudia's parents, you should make sure you arrive on time.

Pete: Okay, so arrive on time. Uh, what about common greetings?

Markus: Well, Germans often shake hands, and they use the person's family name, unless they're really close friends.

Pete: Okay, what about with Claudia? I'm not sure what I should do in her case.

Markus: Ah. You can call her Claudia [Okay], shake hands, and why don't you take her some flowers?

Pete: Oh, how do you say "Nice to meet you" anyway?

Markus: Oh, "Ich freue mich, Sie kennenzulernen."

Pete: "Ich freu me senselen. . ? "

Markus: Uhhh. Not exactly. "Ich freue mich, Sie kennenzulernen" [Uhhh].

Markus: Humm. Honestly, I think you need to take a crash course in German before you leave. Claudia might think you're speaking Chinese or something if you don't

  • mailing list (noun): a list of people who subscribe or join to a mailing distribution on a particular topic
    - I'd like to join a mailing list on studying intercultural communication so I can exchange ideas with others.

  • to be in hot water: to be in a difficult situation or in trouble that might lead to punishment
    - The politician is
    in hot water because of the he lack of lack of cultural sensitivity to that group.

  • common (adjective): the same for many situations and people
    One
    common gesture of friendship is to greet someone with a firm handshake while looking them in the eye.

  • crash (adjective): quick, complete, short or intensive, often difficult
    She took
    crash course in Spanish before she left for Mexico, but I'm not sure if it helped.




pinkarHELPFUL TIP: The manner of greeting someone can vary from culture to culture. In the US, handshakes are more formal greetings, while hugs and kisses are common in other countries. Ask someone from that country for advice and then observe how it is done when you arrive.

traffic ticket

1. Where is the man going on vacation?
A. Italy
B. France
C. Germany

2. Where did he meet Claudia?
A. at a music store
B. at the post office
C. on the Internet

3. What advice does Markus give Pete about meeting Claudia's parents?
A. be on time
B. take a small gift
C. smile and be friendly

4. What is one thing Markus does NOT say about greeting Claudia?
A. shake her hand
B. give her a friendly hug
C. take her some flowers

5. Markus' final suggestion for Pete is that he should:
A. brush up on his German.
B. buy souvenirs for Claudia's family.
C. visit Berlin during his visit.

1. Germany

2. on the Internet

3. be on time

4. give her a friendly hug

5. brush up on his German.

Pete: Hey Markus. I have a (1) I'd like to ask you.

Markus: Yes. Go ahead.

Pete: Well, I'm thinking about going to Germany this (2) [Great!], and I need some advice. You're the best person I know to answer my questions since you're German.

Markus: Thank you. What do you want to know?

Pete: Well, don't (3), but I met this really nice woman through an online music mailing list, you know, a discussion group on the Internet [laughter]. I need some advice. You see, Claudia, . . .

Markus: Okay. So it's Claudia, oh?

Pete: Yeah, yeah. See, she invited me to (4) two weeks in Germany [Hum]. And well, I told here I had studied a little bit about the country and language [Hum], and she's kind of expecting that I know more than I (5) do.

Markus: Hum. You're really in hot water now!

Pete: Yeah. I think so.

Markus: Well, what do you want to know?

Pete: Well, she's (6) on introducing me to her parents.

Markus: Hey. Sounds kind of serious.

Pete: It isn't, at least I think it isn't. Anyway, what should you do when you (7) someone for the first time in Germany?

Markus: Well, it depends upon your relationship with the person. Now, speaking of your girlfriend, Claudia, . . . .

Pete: Hey, I didn't say she was my girlfriend.

Markus: Ah, okay, okay. Now if you're meeting someone (8) for the first time, like Claudia's parents, you should make sure you arrive on time.

Pete: Okay, so arrive on time. Uh, what about common greetings?

Markus: Well, Germans often shake hands, and they use the person's family name, unless they're really (9) friends.

Pete: Okay, what about with Claudia? I'm not sure what I should do in her case.

Markus: Ah. You can call her Claudia [Okay], shake hands, and why don't you take her some flowers?

Pete: Oh, how do you say "Nice to meet you" anyway?

Markus: Oh, "Ich freue mich, Sie kennenzulernen."

Pete: "Ich freu me senselen"?

Markus: Uhhh. Not exactly. "Ich freue mich, Sie kennenzulernen" [Uhhh].

Markus: Humm. Honestly, I think you need to take a crash (10) in German before you leave. Claudia might think you're speaking Chinese or something if you don't.



1. question

2. summer

3. laugh

4. spend

5. really

6. planning

7. greet

8. formally

9. close

10. course







ЧТЕНИЕ 1 Reading

A mysterious robbery Mr Fergus Dilger turned up at his toy shop in Fareham, England on Monday morning to find that he had been robbed! Someone had entered the shop at some point between the moment he closed at 5.30 p.m. on Saturday, and the time he arrived on Monday morning. The mystery was that there had been money in the shop, and it was still there. The thieves also hadn’t stolen his computer or any of the expensive computer games in the store. The only thing that was missing was about twenty packets of children’s cards. These come from a game with pictures of monsters, which has been incredibly popular since it went on sale last year. Mr Dilger spoke to me by phone this morning. “If they had stolen something valuable, I would have called the police” he said, “but this is crazy!” Later in the day, the crime was solved by video cameras in the street outside the shop. They had recorded a pair of people about 1½ metres tall climbing through a window at the back of the shop late on Saturday evening. “It seems clear that some children saw the open window and decided to steal the cards for their favourite game” said a police officer this afternoon, after we had contacted them about the events. “But because Mr Dilger said he wouldn’t complain to us, we haven’t begun an investigation. Nevertheless, we will visit all schools in the local area to remind children that a crime is a crime.” Mr Dilger told us that his shop would be open throughout the week, as usual.

Read the text. Put the events in order 0–6.

  1. A reporter spoke to Mr Dilger.

  2. The thieves took the cards.

  3. Mr Dilger left a window open.

  4. Mr Dilger discovered the crime.

  5. The thieves were filmed.

  6. The children’s card game went on sale.

  7. The police learned about the crime.

0-D, 1-B, 2-A, 3-F, 4-G, 5- E, 6-C



Read the text again. Are the sentences True or False? If you don’t have enough information, write ‘Not stated’.

1. Mr Dilger saw how the crime was happening.

2. The thieves took a lot of cash.

3.The cards show hundreds of different monsters

4. Mr Dilger phoned the police.

5. The crime happened at the weekend.

6. There were two criminals.

7. The police have been visiting lots of schools.

1-NOT STATED, 2-F, 3-T, 4-F, 5-T, 6-NOT STATED, 7-T

ЧТЕНИЕ 2 TASK 1 Read the text. Six sentences have been removed from the text. Choose from the sentences A-G the one which fits each gap (1-6). There is one extra sentence which you do not need to use.

People often ask which is the most difficult language to learn, and it is not easy to answer 1___________________. A native speaker of Spanish, for example, will find Portuguese much easier to learn than a native speaker of Chinese, because Portuguese is very similar to Spanish, while Chinese is very different, so the first language can affect learning a second language. The greater the differences between the second language and our first one, 2___________________. Many people answer that Chinese is the hardest language to learn possibly influenced by the thought of learning the Chinese writing system. The pronunciation of Chinese appears to be very difficult for many foreign learners, too. However, for Japanese speakers, who already use Chinese characters in their own language, learning this language will be less difficult than for speakers of languages using the Roman alphabet.

Some people seem to learn languages readily, 3____________________. Teachers and the circumstances in which the language is learned also play an important role, 4____________________. If people learn a language because they need to use it professionally, they often learn it faster than people studying a language that has no direct use in their day-to-day life.

British diplomats and other embassy staff have found that the second hardest language is Japanese, which will probably come as no surprise to many. But the language that they have found to be the most problematic is Hungarian, which has 35 grammatical cases. This does not mean that Hungarian is the hardest language to learn for everyone, but it causes British diplomatic personnel the most difficulty. However, Tabassaran, a Caucasian language has 48 cases, 5____________________. Different cultures and individuals from those cultures will find different languages more difficult. In the case of Hungarian for British learners, it is not a question of the writing system, which uses a similar alphabet, but the grammatical complexity, though native speakers of related languages may find it easier, 6____________________.



A. as well as each learner’s motivation for learning

B. because there are many factors to take into consideration

C. so it might cause more difficulty if British diplomats had to learn it

D. while others find it very difficult

E. while struggling with languages that the British find relatively easy

F. the harder it will be for most people to learn

G. as it might seem

TASK 2 Read the text. For situations 7-20, choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D).

§ 1. China’s new marriage bureaus are doing a roaring business among frustrated singles. The world’s most populous nation, where young love once was considered almost a crime, recently opened it matchmaker service in the bustling seaport of Shanghai.

§ 2. Now one has opened in the capital of Peking. Both are doing so well that youth organizers dare to talk about a string of marriage bureaus across the country to cater for tens of millions of lonely hearts.

§ 3. The marriage bureaus are run by earnest young Communist Party cadres. They are serious business.

§ 4. The Peking bureau is in a beautiful temple courtyard with a curved green tile roof where China’s former emperors used to dress before praying at the nearby Sun Altar.

§ 5. It has quickly become the liveliest spot in town on Sunday afternoons.

We’re overwhelmed with people,’ said Liu Lian, 29, one of the seven part-time employees who helps singles fill out lengthy application forms. ‘We cannot cope with the number of people we have.’

§ 6. As he explained bureau operations, dozens of eager males lined up in the courtyard. Women registered in a smaller building.

§ 7. ‘There are more men than women at present,’ Liu said. ‘Perhaps the girls are shy. Often one will send her mother to register her.’

§ 8. In the middle of the courtyard, one elderly lady (who did not seem to mind she was ignoring bureau rules) spoke enthusiastically about the qualities of her daughter. A crowd of men gathered to listen.

§ 9. ‘Marriage seekers are allowed three tries. If they reject a series of partners without good reason, they are removed from the books,’ Liu said.

§ 10. As he talked, an anxious-looking tile worker, Liang Zhe Cheng, 27, bustled into the room. He was the first to sign up when the bureau opened earlier this month. He had returned twice to ask if a suitable partner had been found.

§ 11. Liu told him that a meeting, under strict supervision, would be arranged shortly. Liang said his only alternative to the marriage bureau was to ask his parents’ help, ‘but their circle of friends is too small, and I haven’t been able to find a partner myself at work.’

§ 12. The newspaper China Youth News, reporting on the new marriage bureau, wrote, ‘These young people are suffering badly from their failure to get married. Their enthusiasm for work and study is dampened by lack of love, and this is not good for China’s modernization and their own development.’

§ 13. It explained why marriage bureaus are necessary in a country where there are few if any bars or clubs for meeting young people of the opposite sex: ‘The proportion is quite out of balance in various industries,’ it said. ‘There are more young men than girls in porcelain, thermos flasks and bicycles, and vice versa in clocks and watches and the foodstuff trade. This has confronted the young people with not a few marriage difficulties, and our service wants to help them overcome their problems.’



7. Who are meant by ‘frustrated singles’ in the first sentence?

Men and women who

A do not dare to marry.

B have failed to find a marriage partner.

C have got no friends.

D have no one to live with.



8. What do the words ‘where young love once was considered almost a crime’ from the second sentence make clear?

A In China young people have to wait a long time before they can marry.

B In China young people in love behave differently from old people in love.

C Things have changed in China.

D Young people in China have to keep their love a secret.



9. ‘Both are doing so well’ (§ 2) can be replaced by ...

A Both marriage bureaus are making so much money.

B Both marriage bureaus are organized so efficiently.

C Both marriage bureaus are so popular with young organizers.

D Both marriage bureaus have so many clients.



10. Which of the following is true about the “string of marriage bureaus” (§ 2)?

A It is already in existence all over the country.

B It is a possibility youth organizers are thinking of.

C It is a youth organizers’ dream that cannot come true.

D It is going to be realized in the near future.



11. What is the problem mentioned by Liu Lian in § 5?

A Clients get confused by having to deal with so many people.

B Clients get confused by the lengthy application forms.

C The bureau cannot always find the right partner.

D The bureau does not have enough staff.



12. Why did the elderly lady speak enthusiastically about her daughter’s qualities? (§ 8)?

A She realized this was the only way to attract the men’s attention.

B She thought it might help to find a suitable partner for her daughter.

C She thought it would make the bureau accept her daughter as a client.

D She wanted to find the best possible husband for her daughter.



13. Under what circumstances are applicants “removed from the books” (§ 9)?

A If, in the bureau’s opinion, they have proved to be unreasonably critical.

B If they have not behaved correctly towards a partner.

C If they keep turning up at the bureau without an appointment.

D If they refuse to meet more than one partner.



14. Which of the following can be concluded about Liang Zhe Cheng from § 10?

A He knew in his heart that no marriage partner could ever be found for him.

B He wanted very much to hear about a possible partner.

C He was nervous because that day’s visit was his last chance.

D He was sure the bureau had not paid enough attention to his case.



15. What is the attitude of the China Youth News towards the marriage bureaus (§ 12)?

It considers them …

A a good thing for the country and the young people.

B a guarantee for long-lasting marriages.

C a means of making the population grow.

D a sign of the country’s modernization.



16. Which “proportion” is meant in § 13?

A of married and unmarried people.

B of men and women.

C of skilled and unskilled workers.

D of young and old people.



In this reading, what do the following words mean?



17. populous (§ 1)

A popular

B intelligent

C numerous



18. to cater for (§ 2)

A to be useful to

B to service

C to look after



19. earnest (§ 3)

A serious

B honest

C professional



20. to dampen (§ 12)

A to weaken

B to stress

C to worse

Task 1 1-B,2-F,3-D,4-A,5-C,6-E

Task 2 7-B,8-C,9-D,10-B,11-D,12-B,13-A,14-B,15-A,16-B,17-C,18-B,19-A,20-A



ЧТЕНИЕ 3 READING

Task 1.

Read the text and questions 15 below. For each question, mark the correct letter A, B, C or D.

My home is a windmill

by Josh Summers, aged 14

My home’s different from where my friends live because I live in a19th century windmill! My parents

saw it one day, and bought it. It was in poor condition, but it was repaired and now it’s fantastic!

The windmill was once used to make flour from corn. The corn store used to be downstairs, where

our kitchen is now, and horses came there to deliver the corn. The enormous 20metre sails are still

on the front, but they don’t turn in the wind like they used to because it’s too dangerous, so birds live

in them instead. There’s always a ladder up the side of the windmill so that dad can paint it and keep

it a nice cream colour. He also cleans the windows, although a company comes to do the top ones as

the ladder’s too short.

Inside it’s like a tent with six sides, and it becomes more pointed towards the top, so the rooms get

smaller. My room’s under the roof and I get a fantastic view – it’s like looking out of an airplane

window. There are some other houses around now, and a new main road, but I can relax and make a

noise when I play my guitar up there and no one can hear me! I can hear everything, though, like the

birds when it’s quiet, which is really calming, or the very loud storms, which I can see coming towards

us. And I actually find it easier to concentrate on my school work up there, as my brothers and sisters

don’t want to climb up all the stairs, so they don’t disturb me! I can’t imagine living anywhere else!

1. What is Josh trying to do in the text?

A compare his home with his friends’ homes

B explain why his family chose to live in their current home

C tell readers about advantages of living where he does

D suggest how his home could be improved

2. What does Josh say about the outside of the windmill?

A Wild creatures have made their homes there.

B It’s covered in dark paint.

C There’s a ladder that goes right to the top.

D The windows frequently need cleaning.

3. Josh says that his room

A is a bit like an aeroplane inside.

B is a good place for practicing a musical instrument.

C is the largest one in the windmill.

D is better for relaxing in than doing school work.

4. What does Josh say about the different sounds he hears in the windmill?

A He dislikes the noise of the sails in the wind.

B He enjoys listening to all the birds.

C He feels nervous when a loud storm comes along.

D He’s pleased that he’s not disturbed by any noise.

5. What would a visitor from the 19th century say if they saw the windmill now?

A It’s great that they’ve kept the corn store as it was. The horses used to love coming

there.

B The sails are a lot smaller than they used to be. I suppose that’s for safety reasons.

C It’s still in the same condition as before. The owners never looked after it then, either.

D You can still see the windmill from miles away. Of course, there weren’t all these

buildings around it then, as a busy road going past.

Task 2.

Read the text and mark statements 612 below as T (true) or F (false).

On 2 November 1982, the British public turned on their television sets for the arrival of the nation’s

fourth TV station, called Channel 4. They were greeted by the smiling face of local TV news presenter

Richard Whiteley, who welcomed them with the words: ‘As the countdown to a new channel ends, a

brand new countdown begins.’ And with this sentence, the words and numbers game show

Countdown’ was launched.

The rules of this new game show were as follows: two contestants faced each other over several

rounds of games with letters and with numbers. Finally, there was the Conundrum round, where

contestants had to work out the nineletter anagram. At the end of the show, the contestant with the

highest score won and was invited back the next day to face a new challenger.

However, despite the simplicity of the rules, those who watched the early editions of the 30minute

show, which was on five days a week, could hardly have imagined that it would last any longer than

the original seven weeks that had been planned for it. The first contestants and guests were not

exactly the most exciting people on television.

But luckily for ‘Countdown’, there were enough old people, university students and other people with

nothing much to do each afternoon to keep the show alive. When the show began, Carol Vorderman

won over fans with her amazing mathematical abilities. ’Countdown’ made a celebrity out of Carol,

and these days she’s a familiar face on British TV. Despite her fame, Carol still loyally turned up on

Countdown’ each day to turn over the letters and show the contestants how to solve the numbers

game until she retired in 2008.

Yes, that is correct – nearly 30 years since it began, ‘Countdown’ continues to keep its audience’s

brains working every afternoon. In fact, on 3 January 2006, it celebrated its 4,000th show. Other signs

of its success include the increase in the length of each programme to 45 minutes, the addition of a

show on Saturdays and the number of British celebrities who have made an appearance.

6. ‘Countdown’ was the first programme ever shown on Channel 4. ……………

7. Every day two new contestants compete to become ‘Countdown’ champion. …………..

8. Originally only 35 programmes of ‘Countdown’ were planned. ……………

9. The early shows were popular with working people. ……………

10. Carol Vorderman is no longer involved with the show. ……………

11. These days ‘Countdown’ is on for four and a half hours every week. ……………

12. More and more famous people like turning up on the programme. ……………

Task 3.

Read the text and match sentences 1320 below with paragraphs AF of the text.

The History of BMX Biking

A. BMX biking began in the late 1960s in southern California. It’s based on the sport of motocross,

which dates back to 1924 and involves racing motorbikes across rough tracks. It started when children

began to copy motocross riders by racing their bikes on tracks which they built themselves. This new

form of bike racing was named bicycle motocross, or BMX.

B. In July 1971, a movie about motocross called ‘On Any Sunday’ came out. At the start of the film a

group of kids from California are shown riding their bicycles as if they were riding motorbikes. This

helped to make BMX biking more popular. Soon BMX races attracted hundreds of riders.

C. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, the most famous BMX bike was the Schwinn StingRay; this was

the bike every young rider wanted to own. At this time 70 per cent of all bicycle sales in the USA were

either the StingRay or similar models. By the mid 1970s BMX design had improved a lot and there

were many new models to choose from. But the bikes all had the same sized wheels and usually only

one brake.

D. In 1977, the American Bicycle Association was formed to organize the competitions and to make

the rules. The sport was also becoming popular in other parts of the world, particularly in Europe. The

first BMX world championship was held in Indianapolis, USA, in 1978. Most of the 165 competitors

were teenagers, but there were also children competing in special races for the under 8s and under

12s. There were separate races for boys and girls. There weren’t many nationalities present at this

competition; apart from Americans there were only a few riders from Australia, Japan and Venezuela.

E. Since that time the number of races for adults has grown very quickly, but BMX racing didn’t

become a full Olympic sport until the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. Maris Stromberg from Latvia

won the first ever Olympic men’s gold medal for BMX racing and AnneCaroline Chausson from France

became the first women’s champion.

F. As the popularity of BMX grew, riders were constantly testing the limits of their bikes. BMX wasn’t

just about racing any more. Riders began to take their bikes to skateboard parks and started

performing tricks and jumps. This became known as ‘freestyle’ and riders soon began to practice this

as much as racing.

13. There were races for different age groups at the first BMX world championships. ____

14. BMX freestyle started because BMX riders wanted new challenges. ____

15. BMX biking was invented by children.

16. The Schwinn StingRay was the favourite model of BMX riders to begin with. ____

17. More BMX bikes were sold than any other type of bike in the USA in the early 1970s.____

18. Many people learned about BMX biking from a film. ____

19. BMX biking appeared more than 40 years after its prototype – motocross. ____

20. Some riders from Asia and Latin America took part in the first BMX world championship. __

READING

Task 1. 1C 2A 3B 4B 5D

Task 2. 6 T 7 F 8 T 9 F 10 T 11 T 12 T

Task 3. 13 D 14 F 15 A 16 C 17 C 18 B 19 A 20 D

ГОВОРЕНИЕ 1

SPEAKING

Карточка участника

Student 1

Task 1

Look at the pictures and say which of these sports you think would be more in demand and

thus more popular at resorts –

hang gliding or skydiving ?

Give your reasons.

(Monologue; Time: 2-3 minutes)

Then answer 3 QUESTIONS of your partner.

(Dialogue; Time: 2 minutes)

Task 2

Listen to the presentation of your partner, ask your partner 3 QUESTIONS to get

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION not mentioned in the presentation.

(Dialogue; Time: 2 minutes)

Карточка участника

Student 2

Task 1

Listen to the presentation of your partner, ask your partner 3 QUESTIONS to get

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION not mentioned in the presentation.

(Dialogue; Time: 2 minutes)

Task 2

Look at the pictures and say which of these sports you think would be more in demand and

thus more popular at resorts –

outdoor or indoor climbing?

Give your reasons.

(Monologue; Time: 2-3 minutes)

Then answer 3 QUESTIONS of your partner.

(Dialogue; Time: 2 minutes)























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Student 2 Pictures: Outdoor and indoor climbing

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ГОВОРЕНИЕ 2, 3 Speaking Comprehension Test

Directions:
In this test you will select three task slips from those before you. After, selecting three, choose the one you feel you are most capable to speak about and return the other two to the table face down. Then take about a minute to collect your thoughts before you begin to speak on the topic. You may refer to the topic as needed. Take a deep breath and begin.


1. People are often interested by foreign people and cultures. Which foreign culture do you find most intriguing?

Which tradition from that culture would you like to experience?
• How has the classical understanding of that culture evolved over time?
• What are the advantages and disadvantages of accepting foreign traditions into your own culture?

2. Everyday millions of people visit video-hosting sites such as YouTube.

Why have these sites become so popular? Do you or someone you know what these clips? What kind of clips do you watch and why?
• What makes such sites different than television?
• How do these clips influence society? Give examples.

3. Throughout most of the 20th century, music and art were considered equally important as math and science. Some people are concerned that schools are placing less and less emphasis on studying art and music.

Do you think that students should be required to learn music and art in school? Why?
• How do you think our society will change if we stop learning about music and art?
• Who is your favorite composer or artist? Did you learn about them at school or another way?

4. If you could be in any TV show, which would it be?

Would you be a new character or an existing one?
• How would you introduce yourself into the show?
• How would your present affect the plot?

5. Imagine you have become stranded on a desert island.

Without a computer, phone, or television, how would you spend your time?
• What do you know about survival skills, like planting food, building houses, or making clothes?
• If you could choose two people to be stranded with you, who would they be and why?

6. Shakespeare wrote, «All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players.»

Interpret this statement.
• Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why or why not?
• How does this quote apply to your own life?

7. The world is becoming increasingly urbanized.

Why are more and more people living in cities?
• In the future, do you think people will live in the countryside?
• Is living in a city a sustainable lifestyle? Explain.



8. Mobile phones have become commonplace in the past decade, and are a useful tool used by nearly everyone. However, mobile phones are occasionally used in inappropriate times and situations.



How has the use of mobile phones negatively affected an experience you've had?
• If you could write their guidelines for their use, what would they be?
• How would society benefit from your guidelines? When is it appropriate to use mobile phones?

9. Imagine that you are a newspaper reporter. You have the opportunity to interview any person in the world.

Who would you choose to interview?
• How has this person influenced people's lives?

10. Mark Twain once wrote, «Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness, j Broad, wholesome, charitable views cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth.»

Do you agree with Twain's statement?
• How does traveling to different cities and countries combat prejudices?
• Other than traveling, how can people become more open-minded?

11. Imagine you have the power to see the future.

What advantages and disadvantages accompany this gift?
• What responsibilities come with this gift?
• Would you make the knowledge of your ability public? Why or why not?

12. Imagine that someday you will have a career as an actor or actress.

What kind of character would you play? What types of production would you be in?
• If you could play any character in a theater performance or movie that you have seen, who would it be and why?
• Do you think you would enjoy this career?

13. Discuss the quote «You never step into the same river twice»

How do you interpret this quote?
• Do you think it is a true statement? Why or why not?
• How can you relate it to yourself?

14. Imagine you have a magic mirror that allows you to see anything in the world.

What would you choose to see?
• What would you do with this information?
• What could be dangerous about someone having access to such a powerful tool?

15. If you could learn any language besides Ukrainian, Russian, or English, what would it be?

What are your reasons?
• What opportunities would it create for you?
• What unique hurdled would you have to overcome?

16. How important is it for young people to have good role models?

Who do you think is a good role model for young people in your country? Why?
• What would you most like to be admired for?
• What characteristics define a good role model for you?





17. Many young people nowadays use social networks like Vkontakte and Facebook to stay in touch with friends and family. However, many critics fear that these sites are costing us too much in terms of privacy and can have a negative impact on users.

What are the advantages of using social networking websites?
• What are the possible disadvantages of using such sites?
• How can people reduce the risk they put themselves in when using sites like Facebook ¦ and Vkontakte?



18. People today may think that humankind has seen everything there is to discover in and around the world, yet there are still a lot of unknowns about the ocean and outer space.

Do you think it is more important to devote resources to exploring the ocean or outer space?
• How would we benefit from exploring this realm?
• What do you hope we discover in the next ten years?

19. «If you don't have something nice to say, then don't say anything at all.»

  • How do you feel about this American saying?

  • Do you keep quiet when you want to critique someone or do you say what is on your mind?

  • In which kinds of situations is it more tactful to keep your criticism to yourself and when is it more important to contradict someone?



20. «Social networks like Kontakt and Facebook help us better understand one another.» 

  • Do you agree with this statement? Explain.

  • How is online communication different from communicating in person?

  • If you had to choose between communicating online and communicating in person for the rest of your life, which would it be and why?


ПИСЬМО 1 WRITING

Time: 20 minutes

Comment on the following statement.

Some people think that computer games are better than life.

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?

Write 100 120 words.

Remember to

make an introduction

express your personal opinion and give reasons for your opinion

make a conclusion.













ПИСЬМО 2 WRITING

Comment on the following statement.

Some people think that http://cs7011.vk.me/v7011319/df09/5fzQvl0TVZo.jpg

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?

Write 100 120 words.

Remember to

make an introduction

express your personal opinion and give reasons for your opinion

make a conclusion.

ПИСЬМО 3 WRITING

Comment on the following statement.

Some people think that http://cs7011.vk.me/v7011319/dad1/wsiz5k2TMrw.jpg

What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?

Write 100 120 words.

Remember to

make an introduction

express your personal opinion and give reasons for your opinion

make a conclusion.



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