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8th Forms

I Listening (10рoints)

  1. Вы услышите 6 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A-F и утверждениями, данными в списке 1-7. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное цифрой только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу.

  1. The speaker explains why shopping online is good.

  2. The speaker explains how to win a competition.

  3. The speaker talks about some bargains at a market.

  4. The speaker believes we don’t need the latest phones.

  5. The speaker talks about spending a lot of money.

  6. The speaker explains the advantages of saving money.

  7. The speaker believes it’s good to earn money.









II Reading (10рoints)

Part 1.Read the text and choose the best possible answer to the questions given below

In the 1400s, merchants and traders from Europe travelled long distances to the east by land and by sea. They

exchanged, bought, and sold things to people in Asia. Merchants from Italy, Spain, and Portugal travelled to Asia to buy

such things as jewels, gold, tea, and silk. They also bought salt and spices that were necessary to preserve food. The trade

route back and forth to Asia by land was very long and difficult. On the sea, ships had to travel all the way around Africa.

It was a long and dangerous trip.

An Italian sea captain and mapmaker named Christopher Columbus believed that there was an easier way to travel

to Asia from Europe. In the 1400s, many people believed that the world was flat! They believed that ships would fall off

the earth if they travelled too far west. Columbus believed that he could travel west across the Atlantic Ocean and arrive

in Asia. He believed the world was round. Many people laughed at Columbus, but the queen of Spain believed Columbus

was correct. She gave him money, ships, and men. He went to look for a faster trade route to Asia.

In 1492, Columbus travelled across the Atlantic Ocean with three ships. After about 30 days, he reached a land. He

thought he had arrived in India. In fact, he had really found Islands of North America. Columbus showed the world's

people that the Earth was not flat! He opened up a «New World» for exploration, for trade, and for settlement.

When Columbus reached the islands of North America, he thought he was in India. He called the people on island

Indians. Of course, they were not Indians.

They were Native Americans whose ancestors had migrated from Asia thousands of years ago. Millions of Native

Americans lived in the Americas. They lived in many beautiful cities in over 2,000 separate and advanced societies. Many

of these societies were attacked and totally destroyed by the Spanish and Portuguese who came after Columbus in the

1500s. These explorers came to find gold and other riches. They came to take new land for their countries. They killed the

Native Americans, stole their women, their gold, their land, and their possessions. These explorers became rich and

powerful. Spain and Portugal controlled all of the people and land in what are now the southern and western parts of the

United States and all of Mexico, Central America, and South America. France and England also controlled land in North


1. Merchants and traders from Europe travelled long distances:

a) to the west by sea and by land;

b) to the west by air and by see;

c) to the east by sea and by land;

d) to the east by land and by air.

2. The trade route to Asia by land was:

a) very time-consuming and hard;

b) very short but intricate;

c) very expensive but easy;

d) very extensive and wide.

3. In the 1400s, many people believed that:

a) the earth was flat;

b) the globe was unexciting;

c) the planet was smooth;

d) the world was routine.

4. It can be clear from the passage that Columbus believed that:

a) the moon was round;

b) the earth was rotating;

c) the humanity was ill;

d) the planet was round.

5. Among the people who didn't laugh at Columbus was:

a) the queen of Britain;

b) the principal of Spain;

c) the sovereign of Spain;

d) the king of France.

6. The passage implies that Columbus travelled across:

a) the Atlantic Ocean with three vessels;

b) the Athlantic Ocean with three ships;

c) the Pacific Ocean with three boats;

d) the Atlantic Ocean with three dispatches.

7. Columbus thought he was:

a) in America;

b) in Asia;

c) in China;

d) in India.

8. The word «ancestors» in line 33 may best stand for:

a) успешные люди;

b) потомки;

c) предшественники;

d) наследники.

9. The explorers killed the Native Americans:

a) stole their woman, their gold, their land, and their wealth;

b) stole their women, their gold, their territory, and their things;

c) stole their men, their gold bars, their land, and their possessions;

d) stole their women, their gold, their terrain, and their gods.

10. Spain and Portugal controlled what are now:

a) the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Cuba and South America;

b) the United States, South America, Mexico, and Central America;

c) the United States, Panama, Central America, and South America;

d) the United States, Central Africa, Mexico, and South America.

III Use of English (10 рoints)

Part 1. Read the text below and choose the correct word for each space. For each question, mark the correct letter

A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.


0 A won B took C beat D held


Yesterday Eleanor Preston (0) ….. an international swimming competition for girls (1) ….. under sixteen. She swam

faster (2) ….. girls from ten other countries. This (3) ….. even better when you learn that Eleanor is only thirteen. She had

to have special (4) ….. to enter, because normally competitors are fourteen or older.

Eleanor has been (5) ….. on swimming for a long time – (6) ….. she was three in fact. I wondered whether she found it

hard to (7) ….. several hours a day training. She (8) ….. me that sometimes she has problems finding time for

homework, but that’s all. ‘my parents have given up so (9) ….. time driving me to local competitions, I think it’s been

harder for them, actually.’ Her aim is to swim at the Olympics.

After yesterday’s performance, I think she may (10) ….. there.

1 A age B aged C ages D ageing

2 A that B from C than D of

3A suggests B means C sounds D shows

4 A permission B attention C opportunity D facility

5 A happy B good C pleased D keen

6 A until B since C when D ever

7 A take B use C spend D pass

8 A told B explained C said D agreed

9 A often B much C long D many

10 A reach B find C get D make

Part 2. Try to guess who these quotations belong to.

1) I came, I saw, I conquered.

2) He laughs best that laughs last.

3) To be or not to be that is the question.

4) I woke one morning and found myself famous.

5) Children should be seen but not heard.

6) That’s elementary, Watson.

a) George Gordon Byron

b) John Vanbrugh

c) Queen Victoria

d) Arthur Conan Doyle

e) Julius Caesar

f) William Shakespeare

IV WRITING (20рoints)

You have received a letter from your friend Jack, who writes:

We moved our house a couple of weeks ago and I had to change school. It's very difficult for me to get used to new

classmates and the teachers. I don't have friends here and I feel very lonely. Where did you meet your best friend? What is

he/she like? Do you often spend your free time together, what do you do?...

Write him a letter and answer his 3 questions.

Write 80 - 100 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.

SPEAKING (20рoints)

Student Card

Task 1

Give a talk about holidays.

Remember to say:

· what holidays are the most popular in your country;

· what your favourite holiday is and why you like it;

· how you usually celebrate this holiday.

You have to talk for 1–1,5 minutes.


Listening (6 рoints)

A 7 B 4 C 2 D1 E 5 F 6

Reading (10рoints)

Part 1.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

c a a d c b d c b b

Use of English (10рoints)

Part 1.

1 a

2 c

3 c

4 a

5 d

6 b

7 c

8 a

9 b

10 c

Part 2.

1 2 3 4 5 6

e b f a c d

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