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Серия тестов к факультативному курсу "Изученная Британия" (9 класс)

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Test 1

The Geography of Britain.

I Fill in the gaps with the article (a/an, the, -):

  1. The most precise distinction is __ geological.

  2. There is __ dramatic contrast between __ “highland” and “lowland” Britain.

  3. __ South is rarely __ flat.

  4. There are only __ five cities with __ populations over 500 000.

  5. Its climate is __ much milder because of the Gulf Stream which brings __ warm water and __ air across __ Atlantic.

II Put the verbs into correct form and voice:

  1. These older rocks (to cover) by large areas of moorland.

  2. Densities of more than 500 people per square kilometer only (to find) in the industrial areas.

  3. The Gulf Stream (to bring) warm water and air.

  4. The wind (to bring) rain from the Atlantic to the hills of the West.

  5. If you (to be) a Londoner you (to like) such weather.

III Complete the sentences with the comparative or superlative form of the given adjectives:

  1. Which are (obvious) geographical differences?

  2. Where is (high) mountain in Britain?

  3. Which countries in Western Europe are (big) than Britain?

  4. The Western parts of Britain are (wet) than the East.

  5. London is (dry) than continental cities.

Test 2

The United Kingdom.

I Complete the following geographical names with “the” or no article:

  1. __United Kingdom

  2. __Great Britain

  3. __North Sea

  4. __Atlantic Ocean

  5. __Ireland

  6. __Scotland

  7. __Northern Ireland

  8. __Republic of Ireland

  9. __South Wales

  10. __British Army

II Choose the right variant:

  1. Great Britain consists of:

  1. England, Wales, Scotland

  2. England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland

  3. England, Scotland, Northern Ireland

  1. The United Kingdom is a name which was introduced in

  1. 1780 b) 1801 c) 1901

  1. The Republic of Ireland became independent of London in

  1. 1922 b) 1822 c) 1941

  1. The official language of Wales is

  1. Welsh b) English c) Welsh and English

  1. The capital of Scotland is

  1. Cardiff b) London c) Edinburgh

III Put the words in the correct order:

  1. did, Scotland, when, Wales, and, being, London, from, governed?

  2. Britain, most, was, of, inhabited, Celts, by, century, until, fourth, by.

  3. Great Britain, the, of, island, three, contains, nations.

Test 3


I Choose the proper words and fill in the blanks:

  1. Little children attending nursery schools learn __.

  1. to read b) to write c) to behave

  1. __secondary schools embrace the majority of British pupils.

a) Comprehensive b) Modern c) Grammar

  1. The oldest University in Great Britain is __University.

  1. London b) Oxford c) Cambridge

  1. The famous scientific laboratory__, known all over the world, was founded in Cambridge.

a)Cavendish b) Gardian c) Peterhouse

5. The most beautiful college in Cambridge is the__College.

a) Magdalen b) King’s c) Christ Church

II Read the text and choose the right answer to the questions below:

The Open University.

  1. The Open University is the most recently established university in Great Britain. It was set up in 1969 for those people who missed the chance of going to an ordinary university. The university differs from other universities in that its students work in full-time jobs and can study only in their free time by means of distance teaching materials, through correspondence and broadcasting. Students study about ten hours a week and they do a lot of watching and listening to the weekly lectures through different communication systems.

  2. As the university is really ‘open’ neither formal entrance examinations, nor qualifications are required at undergraduate level. Students are admitted on a ‘first came, first served’ basis. Each student gets the help of his own tutor who he meets regularly.

  3. The university has some faculties and three programmes of study- undergraduate, associate and postgraduate. The Bachelor of Art degree is built up on a credit system. Students’ final mark is based on the exams in October and on the written assignments during the year. It takes six or eight years of study at the usual speed of a course.


  1. How does the Open University differ from ordinary universities?

  1. people study independently and only pass exams;

  2. they study by correspondents;

  3. they get the Master degree in some 3-4 years.

  1. How can people be admitted to the Open University?

  1. through competitive system;

  2. they take entrance exams;

  3. on the basis of ‘first came, first served’.

  1. Who helps the students of the Open University?

  1. lectures b)tutors c)dons

  1. How many years do students study at the Open University?

  1. 3-4 years b) 5-6 years c) 6-7

  1. What degree can a graduate of the Open University get?

  1. Bachelor of Arts b) Master of Arts c)Doctor of Arts

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