Test 10 form.
Раздел 1. Чтение.
I. Прочитайте вопросы 1-4 и тексты, обозначенные буквами A-E. Установите, в каких текстах можно найти ответ на эти вопросы. Ответ на каждый вопрос можно найти только в одном тексте. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу, приведенную ниже, где под номером вопроса впишите соответствующую букву. В задании один текст лишний.
Where can tourists….
1. learn more about extreme sports?
2. see a country which is as large as America?
3. enjoy the most splendid view of the Niagara Falls?
4. have lunch at a sand dune?
Canada has an area of nearly ten million square kilometers. It is a country of lakes. Since the building of the St. Lawrence Seaway the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence River form a great water way from the Atlantic to the heart of the country. The Niagara Falls on the Niagara River between Lake Erie and Lake Ontario are one of the most splendid sights in the world.
New Zealand is famous for its geysers, thermal springs, its national past time rugby and extreme sports. It is a mountainous country. Most of North Island and the south-west of South island have good forests of evergreen trees and large areas are rich grasslands. Tourists are offered such extreme amusements as tramping through virgin forest, rafting on rushing mountain rivers, jumping from helicopters and bridges into precipices and water.
Australia is massive and very sparsely peopled: in size in rivals the USA, yet it’s population is just over eighteen million. This is an ancient land, and often looks it. In contrast, its cities – most of which were founded as recently as the mid nineteenth century – express a youthful energy.
Indian people are very friendly and hospitable. I continued to travel in India at a snail’s pace. The longer we were out in the desert, the more beautiful it grew, so peaceful and romantic as the land shifted from scrub bush to sand dunes to rocky hills and back to sand dunes. Each day we could stop at a new sand dune for lunch.
Dubai (a land of sunrise) was once a part of a large desert. But now it is a green island of everlasting summer, a centre of world entertainment, and a civilized city in the United Arab Emirates. There are wonderful buildings of glass, skyscrapers, peaceful fountains in the middle of flower gardens, and meadows with colorful plants.
Прочитайте текст и заполните пропуски 1 – 6 частями предложений A – G. Одна из частей в списке А – G – лишняя.Перенесите ответы в таблицу.
Do you speak English?
When I arrived in England I thought I knew English. After I’d been here an hour I realized that I did not understand one word. In the first week I picked up a tolerable working knowledge of the language and the next seven years convinced me gradually but thoroughly that I 1 _______________________, let alone perfectly. This is sad. My only consolation being that nobody speaks English perfectly.
Remember that those five hundred words an average Englishman uses are 2 _______________________. You may learn another five hundred and another five thousand and yet another fifty thousand and still you may come across a further fifty thousand 3 _______________________.
If you live here long enough you will find out to your greatest amazement that the adjective nice is not the only adjective the language possesses, in spite of the fact that 4 _______________________. You can say that the weather is nice, a restaurant is nice, Mr. Soandso is nice, Mrs. Soandso’s clothes are nice, you had a nice time, 5_______________________.
Then you have to decide on your accent. The easiest way to give the impression of having a good accent or no foreign accent at all is to hold an unlit pipe in your mouth, to mutter between your teeth and finish all your sentences with the question: “isn’t it?” People will not understand much, but they are accustomed to that and they will get a 6_______________________.
A. whatever it costs
B. most excellent impression
C. you have never heard of before, and nobody else either
D. in the first three years you do not need to learn or use any other adjectives
E. would never know it really well
F. far from being the whole vocabulary of the language
G. and all this will be correct
Раздел 3. Грамматика и лексика
Прочитайте приведенный ниже текст. Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами после номеров 1 – 7 так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы 1 – 7.
Everybody knows that Christopher Columbus discovered America. However, America 1________________ after Amerigo Vespucci who explored the eastern coast of South America.
Was he really the first to reach the continent? The great Norwegian explorer Thor Heyerdal 2________________ it wasn’t true.
He believed that ancient people were able to build boats that 3________________ cross oceans.
To test his ideas, Heyerdal decided to build a copy of the reed boats, which 4________________ in ancient Egyptian paintings and sail across the Atlantic.
On May 25, 1969 the boat called Ra left a port in Morocco and headed across the 5________________ part of the Atlantic.
Before reaching Barbados, Ra 6________________ but all the members of the expedition survived and wanted to try again.
So, on May 17, 1970 Ra II successfully crossed the Atlantic, 7________________ that ancient civilizations had enough skill to reach America long before Columbus.
Раздел 4. Письмо.
Ваша школа решила стать членом международной организации “Friends around the world”. Заполните нижеследующую анкету, чтобы найти себе друга по переписке в любой стране мира.
What are your favourite subjects at school? ___________________________
What languages do you speak? ____________________________________
Why are you learning English? _____________________________________
How many people are there in your family? ____________________________
How many brothers and sisters do you have? __________________________
What is your hobby? _______________________________________________