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Vocabulary and Grammar
II. Complete each sentence by using an adjective from the list on the left and a preposition from the list on the right. You must use each adjective and preposition once only.
The town is especially……………… …………. its elegant architecture.
Could you add this up for me? I’m not very ……………… ……. maths.
We try to eat food which is …………….. ……….. the region in which we are travelling.
They built nuclear power stations so as not to be ………………….. ………… coal as their main source of energy.
This is not really …………….. ……….. our discussion so can we get back to the main point of the meeting?
III. Choose the correct word to complete these sentences.
My kitten likes to play with _____ tail.
_____ is done where many command.
She speaks Danish, so _____ her husband.
I am sorry I really feel _____ to day.
I _____ over the phone when they brought me the letter.
had been talking
The rent is 50 dollars _____ week.
My dear wife didn’t speak _____ at the party.
a lot of
Where are my glasses? Has anybody seen _____?
I don’t want _____ or help.
The room was _____ comfortable _____ clean, was it?
either … or
neither … nor
either … nor
neither … or
Public transport in London is _____ in Europe.
a most expensivest
the most expensive
Yesterday while Dad _____, he _____ himself slightly.
was shaving, was cutting
was shaving, cut
shaved, was cutting
13.They can’t go out because they _____ raincoats and umbrellas.
14. Which of the following is correct?
There is a book and two pens on the table.
On the table there are a book and two pens.
There is two pens and a book on the table.
There are a book and two pens on the table.
did they came to the farm suddenly
did they come to the farm suddenly
they came to the farm suddenly
they did come to the farm suddenly
What’s their new friend _____?
You know, she plays _____ piano very well.
They have won six times since the season began, haven’t they?
Yes, they did
No, they didn’t
No, they have
Yes, they have
19._____ birthday is it to day ? It’s Clementine’s birthday. She is fifteen.
20.Have you _____ forgotten a friend’s birthday? No, I haven’t.
IV. For questions 1-10, read the text below and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.
Running is (1) ………. of the cheapest and most effective forms of exercise. When you first (2) …….. up the sport, it is important to build up your strength slowly. You should, however, plan to go out for (3) …… least thirty minutes, running for a minute and walking for a minute. (4) ……… this seems like a long time, you should try running (5) ………. a partner as this will help you to (6) …….. going.
It is a good idea to run on grass rather (7) …….. hard surfaces. This will help you to avoid injury to your muscles which may not be (8) ……….. to this kind of exercise. You (9) …………. to wear clothes that are both waterproof and lightweight and you should take care over your choice of footwear. This is (10) ………. the right kind of shoes are absolutely essential for running.
1. A this B such C one D the one
2. A take B do C make D pick
3. A average B at C the D up to
4. A If B Unless C Until D When
5. A like B for C with D as
6. A concentrate B stop C go on D keep
7. A than B then C as D like
8. A used B long C necessary D disastrous
9. A should B need C may D are not
10. A why B what C because D kind
V. Read the text and choose the best answer.
The period from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the death of James I represents one of Europe’s most brilliant “golden ages”.
Elizabethan civilisation was the fruit of an exceptionally favourable political and social union. The year 1588, which saw the defeat of the “Invincible Armada”, ushered in an age inspired by a new sense of self-confidence and optimism. It was really from this moment that music and theatre began to spread their wings. In the theatre for which Shakespeare wrote, music held an important place, and composers actively collaborated in plays which they enriched with numerous music pieces accompanied on the lute or viols. Unfortunately, owing to the essentially ephemeral nature of the occasion, much of this music is now lost.
But perhaps one of the most remarkable features of the Elizabethan age was the popularity of music making. In a period when public concerts were still unknown, the abundance of musical publications is explained by the great demand for music by amateurs. Everyone sang madrigals, most sizeable households possessed a chest of viola, and the virginal for which the keyboard composers poured out flood of fine music , was still more popular. As for the lute, such was its popularity that it was even to be found in barbers’ shops, so that customers might pluck a few chords while awaiting their turn. Any young man unable to take his proper place in a vocal or instrumental concert became a laughing-stock of the society.
Religious music plays a definitely lesser role compared with the preceding period, even though it is represented by the masterpieces of Byrd and Gibbons.
1.Which of these statements is true?
Elizabethan civilisation was not the fruit of an exceptionally favourable political and social union.
Music was important in the theatre
It was a period when public concerts were very popular
Religious music still played great role
The word “their” in line 6 refers to
Self-confidence and optimism
Theatre and Shakespeare
Theatre and music
The verb “to collaborate” in line 8 most nearly means
To work together
The word “amateur” in line 14 most nearly means
Person who likes music
Person who wants to become a composer
Person who does something for enjoyment, not as a job
Person who is employed as a composer
The word “its” in line 16 refers to
According to this passage, what can be called “the golden age” in England?
The year 1588
The moment of self-confidence and optimism
The reign of James I
The period from the defeat of the Spanish Armada to the death of James I
According to the text, which instrument could be found even in barbers’ shops?
Which of the following can not be referred to “golden ages”?
Most sizeable households could not afford a chest of viola
Music and theatre began to spread their wings
There were a lot of musical publications
It was not good for a young man to be unable to take place in a vocal or instrument concert
Which of the following statements is not mentioned in the text?
“the golden age” was inspired by a new sense of self-confidence and optimism
madrigals were never sang at that time
much of the music of that period is lost
Byrd and Gibbons created masterpieces of religious music
The word “laughing-stock” in line 19 most nearly means
someone who likes to laugh a lot
someone who tells jokes
someone who is regarded as foolish
d. every young man
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