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Контрольно-измерительный материал по английскому языку для студентов 1 курса СПО


Государственное бюджетное профессиональное образовательное учреждение

«Невинномысский химический колледж»


Контрольно-измерительные материалы

для студентов 1 курса по дисциплине

«Иностранный язык»

Преподаватель ПЦК общеобразовательных дисциплин: Легенькая Е. А.

Невинномысск 2016г.


Данная методическая разработка включает контрольные и проверочные задания по английскому языку для студентов 1 курса. Она состоит из двух частей, соответствующим двум видам контроля. Это грамматический и лексический контроль.

Первая часть методической разработки (Grammar Tests) содержит проверочные задания, позволяющие проконтролировать знания студентов в области базовой практической грамматики. Материал представлен в основном в виде итогового тестирования и с учетом разного уровня трудности. Контрольные задания, отмеченные звездочками(*), имеют повышенную трудность и могут быть использованы индивидуально. Кроме того, в первой части методической разработки даются учебные тексты для итогового контроля по проверке грамматических форм английского глагола.

Вторая часть “Topics for Discussion” включает в себя итоговые темы бесед, которые предлагаются в виде вопросов, рассчитанных на ориентацию студентов в пределах разговорной темы, базовый лексический запас, владение навыками аудирования в рамках поддержания устной беседы на заданную тему.


Part I. Grammar Tests

The Noun

The Article

The Verb

The Gerund

The Passive Voice


Complex Object and Complex Subject

The Reported Speech

Relative Clauses

Part II. Topics for Discussion

Part I


The Noun


  1. Give the plural of:

toe, city, hero, chief, Negro, belief, shelf, foot, boot, ox, fox, German, woman, mouth, mouse, child, goose, deer, cheese, sheep, crisis, phenomenon, datum, nucleus, formula, room-mate, fellow-worker, man-of-war, boy-messenger, passer-by, sister-in-law.

II. Change the number of the underlined nouns where possible and make all the other necessary changes.

1. The boy drove many sheep in the direction of the village. 2. During the festival I made friends with many foreign delegates. Among them were a Swiss, a Negro, a German, a Frenchmen and others.3. I was presented with a dozen handkerchiefs. 4. The boy must have two teeth pulled out. 5. The child was bitterly crying over the broken toy. 6. She gave the dog a fish. 7. Her hair was soft and curly.

III. Replace the of-phrases by the nouns in the possessive case.

1. The wife of your teacher; 2. The order of the commander-in-chief; 3. The novel of Dickens; 4. The ball of the boys; 5. The life of a bachelor; 6. The address of a lady; 7. A distance of two miles; 8. The theatres of Moscow; 9. The rays of the sun; 10. The population of England; 11. The mother of May and Ann; 12. The children of my sister Irene.

IV. Put the nouns in the correct number.

more than one (day); twenty one (day); one and a half (mile); one (mile) and a half; three (foot); five (foot) six: a (pair) of shoes; two (pair) of shoes; to walk in (pair); four (dozen) buttons.

1. The man took five (fish) out of the bag and gave each dog (fish). 2. I wondered at the variety of (fish) in the aquarium. 3. Our (family) are all good chess-players. 4. Our (family) are next door neighbors. 5. The (people) of all the five continents were represented at the Moscow World Youth Festival. 6. The Russia (people) are very hospitable. 7. You must eat more (fruit).

V. Insert s, 's or s' where it is necessary.

1. This is new addition of Esenin … poem…. 2. That man was Vera … and Nelly … old teacher of music. 3. Those were Nick … and Kate … parents. 4. We spent a week … holiday at the Narton …. 5. The book is neither John … nor Mary …. 6. Tchaikovsky … house in Klin is now a museum. 8. Many a time did he rewrite some of his novel … chapter … before submitting it to the reader … judgement….

VI. Insert the appropriate article where it is necessary.

1. … door is locked. 2. Have you … telephone? 3. … telephone is out of order. 4. Do you like … dogs? 5. Don't tease … dog. 6. Never try to stroke … dog if you don't know it. 7. Where can I have … coat made to order? 8. … suits are ready-made. 9. How many flats are there in … house?

The Article


I. Put in or the where it is necessary.

1. Would you like to be … doctor? 2. What … beautiful garden! 3. … moon goes round … Earth every 27 days. 4. I never listen to … radio. In fact I have not got … radio. 5. It was … beautiful day, … sun shone brightly in … sky. 6. Robin Hood robber … rich and gave the money to … poor. 7. Jason's father bought him … bicycle that he wanted for his birthday. 8. Rita is studying … English and math this semester. 9. Please give me … cup of coffee with … cream and … sugar. 10. There are only … few seat left for tonight’s musical. 11. John went to … school last year. 12. … Lake Erie is one of five Great Lakes. 13. On our trip to … Spain, we crossed … Atlantic Ocean. 14. Louie played … basketball and baseball at … school. 15. Rita plays … violin quite well. 16. David attended … Princeton University. 17. … Declaration of Independence was drawn up in 1776. 18 … Civil War was fought in United States between 1861 and 1865. 19. Whet is … highest mountain in … world? 20. Agatha Christie was … writer who invented Hercule Poirot.

  1. Choose the correct form, with or without the.

Apples/ The apples are good for you. 2. In Britain coffee/the coffee is more expensive then tea/the tea. 3. The British Prime Minister lives in Downing Street. 4. Mr. Jenkins reads Daily Telegraph/the Daily Telegraph and his wife reads Times/the Times. 5. If you want to buy some new clothes, the shop I would recommend is Harrison's/the Harrison's. 6. We flew from London to Orly Airport. 7. Tate Gallery/The Tate Gallery is the main modern art museum in London. 8. Have you ever visited Tower of London/the Tower of London?

III. Complete these sentences using the words: work, home, church, prison, bed.

1. I was very tired and it was very late, so I went…. 2. Fred robbed a bank and was sent to…. 3. Jill isn't a religious person. She never goes to … .4. There is a lot of traffic in the morning when everybody is going to … .5. Bill never gets up early. He is still in ….

IV. Put in a or the where it is necessary.

1. Amazon in Brazil is longest river in South America. 2. Japan and United States are separated by Pacific Ocean. 3. While we were in London we stayed at Royal Hotel in Albert Street near Trafalgar Square. 4. On first morning we went to British Museum and had lunch at MacDonald's in the Church Street. 5. Next day we went to Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey. 6. We have just had dinner with Smiths. 7. They have just bought new house with small garden. 8. I spoke to official and he gave me very good advice.


I. Insert the appropriate articles where it is necessary.

1. They lived in … new house in … centre of … town. 2. Would you like … orange? 3. I went into … shop and asked to … manager. 4. What's on … television this night? Turn on … TV set, please. 5. Could you close … window, please? 6. He was sitting in … comfortable armchair and speaking to … man. … man was holding …newspaper in his hands. 7. I hope … police will catch that man. 8. He went out to … lunch at 12 o'clock. 9. It was … cold and miserable night. He didn't want to go there on … night like that. 10. – Is it … expensive restaurant? – Well, it is … most expensive restaurant 11. It's … second line at … top of … page. 12. Could you bring me … cake and … cup of tea? 13. … passengers for …flight 230 for … London please go to … gate five. 14. Two hours later … plane landed at Heathrow Airport … Mr. Blake came back to … England. 15. After … lunch we went for … walk by … sea. 16. I have no opinion about … modern art. 17. After … accident … driver of … car was not hurt. 18. There is … lot of … traffic in … morning when everybody is going to … work. 19 I think … apples are good for you. 20. … women are often better teachers then … men. 21. … England can't make … good coffee. 22. … United States of America consist of 50 states. 23. Do you know … man who lives next door? 24. We get … milk from … cows. 25. Tom's father is … doctor and his mother is … English teacher. 26. … knives are made of steel. 27. Do you collect … stamps? 28. My parents have got … cat … cat is big and nice but is never catches … mice. 29. This is … nice house. Has it got … garden? 30. I'd like to go to … cinema and sea … good film. 31. What is … highest mountain in … world? 32. Last night we went out for … meal in … restaurant. 33. Tom lives in … small village in … country. 34. We took taxi, so we got … station in time. 35. Ann is looking for … job. She hasn't been working for … long time.

The Verb


Present/Past Simple/Continuous

1. Tom usually (play) football but today he (play) tennis. 2. What language they (speak) in Holland? What language he (speak) now. 3. The professor (speak) foreign languages. Right now he (speak) Dutch.4.My friend always (tell) me the truth, but I see that she (tell) a lie now. 5. I usually (drive) to my work. Be careful! You (drive) too fast. 6. She, as a rule,(wear) smart hats. But today she (wear) a funny-looking one. 7. I (do) a lot of work every day. Don’t worry! I (know) what I (do). 8. Every summer he (watch) birds in the forest. Be quiet, the photographer (watch) that bird. He (want) to take a picture. 9. You (eat) fruit every day? What is the name of the fruit you (eat) with such pleasure? 10. You (remember) where he (work)! 11. She (not understand) what the teacher (explain). 12. She (say) now she (love) him very much. 13. I (not recognize) the man who (give) a talk. 14. You usually (not drink) coffee at this time. What is that you (drink) now? 15. I (feel) Nick (want) to know where you (live) now. 16. I (sit) on the bench for half an hour and then (begin) reading a book. 17. You (see) him this morning? – Yes. He (stand) in the hall laughing. 18. He (come) in and (see) Nelly who (draw) a strange picture. 19. I (not understand) what Mr. Green (do). 20. Nick and Fred (drive) along the road. 21. She (set) the table at six yesterday. 22. The businessman (fly) to England yesterday. 23. I (not to hear) what he (say). I (type) at the moment. 24. When it (happen)? It (happen) when you (talk) to your secretary. 25. We (walk) in silence for 5 minutes, then he (speak). 26. I (tell) him he should not (read) while he (eat). 27. The mouse (hide) while the cat (watch). 28. The train (strike) an obstacle on the lain, but in (not stop) because it (travel) too fast at the time. 29. I (sit) in may garden yesterday, when the servant (come) and (say) that a visitor (wait) for me in the hall. 30. He (not like) to play while others (work).


I. Present, Past, or Future?

1. I (go) and sea Venice as soon as I (reach) Italy.2.I (be) glad if some of these hopes

(be) realized.3. Wherever you go, you (find) the local people friendly. 4. I (stay) with mother if you (go) and telephone the doctor. 5. Where you (go) for your next holiday? 6. Do you know Ann (come) at the end of the week? 7. He (leave) for London tomorrow night. 8 He (come ) if you ask him. 9. Tom usually (play) football but today he (play) tennis. 10. My friend always (tell) me the truth, but I see that she (tell) me the lie now. 11. You (eat) fruit every day? What is the name of the fruit you (eat) with such pleasure? 12. I (not work) this week. I'm on holiday. 13. I have a car but I (not use) it very often. 14. If you need money, why (you net get) a job? 15. Ann watches television. ( How often?) 16. I go to the cinema. ( How often?) 17. I (not belong) to a political party. 18. Hurry! The bus (come). I(not want) to miss it. 19. (It ever snow) in India? 20. Ron is in London at the moment. He (stay) at the Hilton.

  1. Which word is different?

  1. tea, coffee, bread, milk

  2. kitchen, bathroom, bedroom, garage

  3. green, big, blue, red

  4. fair, red, green, grey, dark

  5. water, meat, bread, fish

  6. car, sheep, train, bicycle

  7. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, March

  8. July, Christmas, June, January

  9. book, letter, TV, newspaper

  10. uncle, friend, sister, mother


  1. Choose the correct form of the verb.


a) Let me buy you a drink.

to buy


b) I’ve decided stopping smoking.

to stop

to find

c) I managed finding the book I was looking for.


to think

d) The smell of the roses makes me think of you.



e) I tried understand the lecture, but it was too difficult.

to understand

to do

f) The doctor told me doing more exercises.



g) Look outside! It’s starting snowing

to snow

  1. Put verbs in the correct form. Use Past Simple or would.

a. If I … (be) rich, I (travel) around the world. b. I don’t like Hollywood. I … (not live) there if I … (be) a film star. c. I … (so) to work if I … (not feel) so ill, but I feel awful. d. What … you do if your baby .. (fall) into the water? e. If I … (have) more free time, I … (not waste) it. I … (learn) another language.


  1. Make questions with the words given.

1. (You/read/a newspaper lately?) 2. (You/see/Lisa in the past few days?) 3. (You/play/tennis lately?) 4. (You/eat/anything today?) 5. (You/take/your vacation yet?)

    1. Complete the sentences. Use so far.

1. We ate a lot of yesterday, but we … much today. 2. It snowed a lot last winter, but it … this winter. 3. I played tennis a lot last year, but … this year.

    1. Put the verbs into the correct form.

1. Look! Somebody … (break) that window. 2. I … (read) the book you gave me, but I … (not finish) it yet. 3. Hello! I … (clean) the window. So far I … (clean) five of them and there are two more to do. 4. There’s strange smell in here. … (You/cook) something?

    1. Complete the sentences with since or for.

1. Jack lives I Chicago (since he was born) …. 2. Mary is unemployed (since April) … .3. My brother is studying languages in college (for two years)….

    1. Make new sentences from the information given.

1. Maria’s sick. She got sick three days ago. 2. We got married in 1990.It’s 5 years already. 3. He went to London in September. He has not back yet. 4. He bought a new car in February. He drives it everywhere now.

    1. Make sentences using the words given.

1. (I/be/sick twice so far this year) 2.(I/not/drink/any coffee so far today) 3. (He/be/late three times this week) 4. (How many games/the team/win/so far season?)

    1. Put the verb in the appropriate form.

1. We (not/have) a holiday last year. 2. I (play) tennis yesterday afternoon. 3. What time (You/go) to bed last night? 4. … (you/ever/be) to the United States? 5. Kathy loves travelling. She (visit) many countries.

    1. Choose the right form.

1. He (forget) his French since he (leave) Paris. 2. I can reach my work easily now, as I (buy) a new car. 3. I (lose) my keys and cannot remember where I (see) them last). 4. He is a man who (live) a remarkable life. 5. It’s the most delicious cake I ever (taste). When and where you (buy) it? 6. You (telephone) for ages. You really (not finish)? 7. He (play) the piano since six o’clock in the morning. He only just (stop). 8. Why you (not bring) me the letters? You (not type) them yet? 9. The police (not find) the burglar yet. 10. I know him well. I (know) him since our childhood. 11. Mother asked who (break) her typewriter. Look! Somebody (break) my typewriter. 12. It (stop) raining and the sun is shining. 13. She (give) him the book his teacher (recommend). 14. We (go) out to ask them for a drink, but the pub (close). 15. There was nobody in the sitting-room when I (get) home. Everybody (go) to bed.

The Gerund


  1. Complete the sentences using the Gerund, made of the following verbs:

to wash, to ran., to ask, to collect.

1. … in the morning is very good for our health. 2. … ancient coins is my hobby. 3. Her dislike is … 4. It is not very polite … personal questions.

  1. Make English sentences using the Gerund.

1. I avoid (встречаться с этим человеком). 2. This book is worth (прочесть и обсудить). 3. Your shoes are dirty, they need (почистить). 4. Do you mind (пойти на концерт классической музыки).5 I hate (носить старомодную одежду).6. The factory started (выпускать новую модель утюгов). 7. Finish, please, (писать выше сочинение). 8. He continued (громко разговаривать). 9. Stop (перебивать его). 10. Go on (работать над своим докладом).

  1. Complete the sentences using the Gerund with proper prepositions.

1. She was tired (to repeat) her part in the play. 2. We thanked him (to be) so kind to us. 3. I insisted ( to turn down) the TV set. 4. He succeeded (to get) a good job. 5. She was interested (to enter) the University. 6. He was good (to make) things with his own hands. 7. Forgive him (to be) rude to you. 8. I’m pleased (to hear) from you. 9. Excuse me (to come) so late. 10. They objected (to invite) him.

  1. Join two sentences into one using the Gerund.

1. She entered the classroom. She greeted the teacher. 2. The girl left home. She didn’t lock the door. 3. I learned the words, I pronounced them aloud. 4. They listened attentively. They didn’t interrupt. 5. We didn’t miss the train. We took a taxi. 6. He sat at the table. He didn’t eat anything. 7. We wrote the test. We listened to the teacher’s explanation first. 8. She went to the South. She consulted the doctor before. 9. He heard this piece of news. He was greatly surprised. 10. They discussed the problem. Then thy adopted a resolution.

The Passive Voice


Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tense, Active or Passive, to fit the meaning of the text.


The first man-made fibre.

Nylon (a)…(invent) in the early 1930 s by an American chemist, Julian Hill. Other scientists (b) … (work) with his invention and finally on 27 October 1938, Nylon (c) … (introduce) to the world. It was cheap and strong and immediately (d) …(become) successful, especially in the making of ladies′ stockings.

During the Second World War, the best present for many women was a pair of nylon stockings, but more importantly, it (e) … (use) to make parachutes and tyres.

Today, nylon (f) … (find) in many things: carpets, ropes, seat, belts, furniture, computers, and even spate parts for the human body. It (g) … (play) an important part in our lives for over 50 years. Next year about 36 million tons of it (h) … (manufacture)


Present Indefinite Passive or Present Continuous Passive?

1. Papers (deliver) usually at 8 in the morning, they (look through) at the moment and you'll get yours soon. 2. Dresses (make) preferably of cotton in hot countries. This wonderful costume (make) specially for this performance now. 3. «What strange sounds!» - «Oh, our piano (tune)». 4. «Where is your car?» - «It (fill) in the garage at the moment.» 5. Tea (lay) usually on the balcony in fine weather. 6. We are finishing the last preparations for the party: the lights (switch on), the floors (clean), the tables (lay). Do you think we'll be ready on time? 7. I've got two questions to you. First: «What language (speak) all over the world?» Second: «What language (speak) in this room?» 8. The witness (question) by the police-inspector now. 9. The old motorway (use) by many people, but it's not very convenient, that’s why a new ring-road (build) in they city. 10. Our luggage (examine) at the Customs now. Any luggage going abroad (check) usually here. 11. We (give) a lot of advice by our parents. 12. All the contracts (sign) by the President. 13. You'll have your copy soon, the contract (type). 14. You can't use the fax, it (fix). 15. Lost of people (operate on) in this clinic. And now unfortunately my uncle John (operate) on here.

Complex Object and Complex Subject


  1. Write sentences using the right type of Complex Object made words give in brackets.

1. We knew (he, to be) a successful businessman. 2. Do you image (she, to work) late at night? 3. She couldn’t bear (the child, to cry). 4. The doctor recommended (the room, to air). 5. She wanted (I, to tell) her the truth. 6. I kept silent and watched (they, to play) chess. 7. I’ve never seen (he, to smile). 8. I looked up and saw (she, to cry).

  1. Complete the sentences using the Complex Object with Participle II.

1. You’ve got a nice new suit. Where did you (to make)? 2. Your dress is too long for you. Would you like (to shorten)? 3. I have a bad tooth. I think I must (to fill). 4. What a lovely haircut! When did you ( to cut one’s hair)?

  1. Translate into English.

1. Она почувствовала, что кто-то наблюдает за ней.2. Всем хотелось, чтобы она спела свою любимую песню. 3. Где вы чистите одежду? 4. Она отремонтировала свои часы в ближайшей часовой мастерской. 5. Мальчик видел, как родители выходили из комнаты. 6. Мы ожидали, что он напишет нам как можно скорее.

  1. Change the verbs from Active into Passive using the Complex Object.

1. People say that he writes poetry. 2. We expected the delegation to arrive at 10 o’clock. 3. They permitted him to use their computer. 4. I believe him to be honest.

The Reported Speech


  1. Make new sentences from these ones using reported speech.

    1. Charles said, «Ann has bought a new car.» 2. Tom said, «I want to go on holiday next week». 3. I thought, «He is going to give up his job». 4. She promised, «I'll speak to the manager about him». 5. Ann said, «I can type now». 6. Nick told us, «I saw Jimmy at a party last week».

II. Make new questions from these ones.

  1. Where is the bank? – Could you tell me …?

  2. Where does Ann live? – Have you any idea…?

  3. Why didn't Tom come to the party? – Do you know…?

  4. When will your friends arrive? - Have you any idea…?

  5. Did he bring his sister to the party? - Do you know…?

  6. Do you often see her? – Could you tell me…?

III. Make reported questions.

  1. How old are you? – She asked me…

  2. Where were you a few weeks ago? – She wasted to know…

  3. Can you play the guitar? – He wondered…

  4. How long have you been working in your present job? – He wanted to know…

  5. Are you glad to meet your former classmates? – She asked me…

  6. Will she arrive in two days? – He wondered…

IV. Make indirect commands and requests from the following sentences.

1. «Read the instructions before you switch on the machine», he said to me. 2. «Don't come before 6 o'clock», I said to him. 3. «Shut the door but don't lock it», she said to us. 4. She said to her friends, «Come and spend a holiday with me in the USA». 5. The boy said to his dog, «Lie down, Jack»! 6. The teacher said to the student, «Write your work more carefully or I shan't read it». 7. The manager said to his secretary, «Don't post this letter today. There is a mistake in it». 8. «Could you bring me another cup of tea, please», I said to the hostess. 9. The officer shouted to the soldiers, «Fire»! 10. Mother said to her son, «Please don't eat all the cake».

Relative Clauses


I. Join two sentences into one by making relative clauses.

1. This story is about a girl. She runs away from home. 2. Her father works for a company. It makes washing machines. 3. Where are the pictures? They used to hang on the wall. 4. What was the name of the horse? It won the race. 5. Do you know the man? He lives next door. 6. She took the dress back to the shop. She had bought it there. 7. I know a restaurant. We can have a really good meal there. 8. I see her rather often. The last time she looked very well. 9. Unfortunately I wasn't at home that evening. You phoned me then. 10. I didn't know your address. I didn't write to you for this reason.

II. Complete the following sentences with relative clauses. Leave out who, which or that every time it is possible.

1. The museum (we wanted to visit it) was shut when we got there. 2. The waitress (she served us) was very impolite and impatient. 3. The man (he answered the phone) told me you were out. 4. We didn’t like the woman (we met her yesterday). 5. The stories (Hob tells us them) are usually very funny. 6. The window (it was broken) has now been repaired.

III. Complete the following sentences with relative clauses using whose or whom (with or without preposition).

1. The man (I wanted to see him) was away on holiday. 2. What was the name of the couple (their luggage disappeared)? 3. This is the girl (I lent my car to her last weekend). 4. I phoned my friend (his son was going to leave for the USA). 5. I've just talked to a lady (her husband became ill and was taken to hospital). 6 Yesterday I met the people (I had stayed with them at the seaside last summer.)

IV. Make a relative clause with a preposition.

1. The house (I'm living in it) isn't in a very good condition. 2. He didn't get the job (he applied for it). 3. The party (we went to it) wasn't very enjoyable. 4. I wasn't interested in the things (they were talking about them). 5. I like the people (I work with them). 6. The man (she is married to him) is a successful businessman.

V. Join two sentences into one by making relative clauses with whom or which.

1. I have sent him letters. Neither of them has arrived. 2. My brother has a lot of friends. He was at school with many of them. 3. There were a lot of people at the party. I had met only a few of them before. 4. He tried on three jackets. Nome of them fitted him. 5. They gave us a lot of information. Most of it was useless.

VI. Join two sentences into one using which or what.

1. Jill isn't on the phone. This makes it difficult to contact her. 2. He offered me to stay in his house. This was very nice of him. 3. She couldn't come to the party. This was a pity. 4. Something unpleasant happened to her. She won't tell anyone the thing that happened.

Part II



  1. What foreign languages can you speak?

  2. How many of them would you like to know?

  3. Why are foreign languages socially demanded today?

  4. How is the progress in science and technology connected with the problem of learning foreign languages?

  5. What are the official languages of the United Nations Organizational communication?

  6. When and why did English become the language of international communication?

  7. In what countries is English the native spoken language?

  8. In what countries is English one of the official languages?

  9. Where is English used as a second language?

  10. Why is Spanish very popular in America including the USA?

  11. Why is French very much spoken in Africa?

  12. What do you find out for yourself about the countries and people when learning foreign languages?

13. Is it difficult to learn languages?

14. What methods of learning them do you know?


1. Do the Americans have universal access to quality education?

2. Is there a national administration or structure in American education?

3. How are the schools controlled and directed throughout the country?

4. What does preschools education include?

5. How long do elementary and secondary educations last together?

6. What subjects do American pupils study in the elementary school?

7. What subjects does the curriculum of secondary school include?

8. What types of schools are there in the USA?

9. Where do public schools get their support from?

10. How are private schools run?

11. Is higher education popular among the Americans?

12. What are the oldest and the most famous American universities?


1. Where is the USA situated?

2. How large is its territory? What is its population?

3. What oceans is the USA washed by?

4. What countries has the USA border with?

5. Why is America called a land of physical contrasts?

6. What are the highest mountains of the USA?

7. What rivers of the USA can you name? Which is the longest?

8. What state is known as the land of lakes?

9. What provides a solid base for American industry?

10. When and how did the USA become an independent country?

11. How many state formed a new sovereign country after the War of Independence?

12. When was the Constitution of the USA adopted?

13. What is the Bill of Rights?

14. Who was the first US President?

15. Who is the US President now?

16. How many states do the USA consist of today? Can your name any of them?

17. Why is the people of the USA called "the nation of immigrants"?

18. What are the big cities of the USA?

19. What is the capital of the USA?

20. What can you tell about the flag of the USA?

21. When did the USA become the world leading country?


1. When was the capital of the USA founded?

2. Who was it named after?

3. What do the letters "D.C." mean?

4. What river does the city stand one?

5. What do you know about the place of the city? How many sections is it divided into? What are the numbered and lettered streets?

6. What is the official home of the US President? When was it built?

7. What building dominates the city of Washington? What is it known for?

8. How tall is the Washington Monument? Why is it called "Pencil"?

9. What memorials can you see in the city of Washington?

10. What is the main cathedral of the city?

11. What museums are there is the US capital?

12. What is the name of the main avenue of the city? What official buildings does it connect?

13. Why is the Library of Congress worth seeing?


1. What are the main holidays observed in the USA?

2. What holiday commemorates the discovery of America?

3. When is it celebrated?

4. What holiday is celebrated on July 4th?

5. What does it commemorate?

6. What does Thanksgiving Day commemorate?

7. When is it celebrated?

8. How is it marked by American families?

9. What is the most important religious holiday in the USA?

10 What can you tell about its celebration?

11. When and how is Hallowe'en observed by the Americans?

12. Why does it have a special importance for children?

13. What is the American tradition of celebrating St. Valentine's Day?

14. What kinds of symbolic presents do the Americans give to people they love?


1. Where do you go shopping for food?

2. Where do you buy bread? And what about cakes?

3. What can you buy at a dairy?

4. Where do you go for of piece of beef?

5. What kinds of meat can you name?

6. What kinds of poultry do you know?

7. How is the seller of fish called?

8. What can you buy at a grocer's and at a greengrocer's?

9. What do they sell at a chemist's?

10. Where can you buy men's and ladies' clothes, shoes and hats?

11. Why do people prefer ready - made clothes?

12. Where can you have a suit or a costume made to measure?

13. How is the seller of newspaper and magazines called?

14. Where do you go for writing-paper or pencils and pens?

15. What can you buy at a jeweller's?

16. Where can you have your watch repaired?


1. Why has travelling become so popular lately?

2. How does scientific and technological progress of the 20th century help people to overcome time and distance?

3. What types of trips can you name?

4. What means of transport can people travel by?

5. What is the advantage of travelling by plane?

6. Why is it better to book tickets in advance?

7. What kinds of control do the passengers usually go through before the flight?

8. What kind of information do the passengers get on board the plane?

9. What is the service like there?

10. In what cases do people prefer travelling by train?

11. What is your idea of a comfortable journey?

12. What is a cruise?

13. What are the possibilities of travelling by car?

14. Why are coach tours very convenient for tourists?

15. Why do adventurers enjoy travelling by hitch-hiking, bicycles or on horseback?

16. What trip of your own could you describe in a few words?


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