Three business partners decided to end their partnership due to (из-за) a dispute________ them
A in the middle of
Your friends won’t be late, _____ ?
A will not they?
B will they?
C are not they?
D would they?
They _____ their suitcases already when the taxi arrived.
B were packing
C have been packing
D had packed
4._____ you like to join our excursion?
5. Susan _____ dinner when the door bell rang.
B was finishing
C has been finishing
D has finished
6. By the end of this month we _____ enough money to buy a new washing machine.
A will save
B will have saved
D has been saving
7. ____ of the two dolls did your daughter like more?
8. They are interested in ancient history. - _____
A neither am I
B so am I
C neither do I
D so do I
9. A very important political event took _____ in 1980.
10. The museum is closed. This ancient building _____ now.
A is reconstructing
B is being reconstructing
C is reconstructed
D is being reconstructed
11. When she comes home in the evening she always ___ to her parents about what happened during the day.
C has been talking
D has talked
12. What a pity my husband is away! If he _____ here, he would help us.
13. We see _____way out of this situation.
A no other
B no another
C not any other
D not the other
14. If you had given him enough time, he ____ the article.
A would translate
C would have translated
D had translated
15. We have spent ___ money repairing our car!
A so much
B so many
C such many
D such much
16. We have _____ a lot of new friends since we moved to this town.
17. Yesterday at 7 o’clock he _____.
A was sleeping
B had been sleeping
D has slept
18. I _____ the speaker very well now.
A am hearing
D has heard
19. Your eyes are red. _____ you _____?
A Have….been crying
C Have ….cried
20. I haven’t got any money. - _____.
A so have I
B neither have I
C neither I have
D either have I
21. _____ many museums and theatres in our town.
A there was
B there is
C there are
22. If my friends _____, ask them to wait.
B will come
D are coming
23. There aren’t _____ buses after midnight.
C a few
24. I wish I _____ my father’s advice last week.
A will follow
B had followed
D have followed
25. Before he came she _____the whole house.
A has cleaned
C was cleaning
D had cleaned
26. No cars _____ in the city center.
A are allowed
B are forgiven
C are prohibited
D are declared
27. There isn’t _____ milk in the fridge left.
28. There was an accident but fortunately nobody _____.
A was pressed
B was injured
C was crashed
D was suspected
29. The woman who _____ to my sister is our neighbour.
A is speaking
C have spoken
30. Do you think the book is worth _____ ?
B to read
D be read
31. I _____ at the problem for two months already.
A have been working
B am working
C has worked
32. If he knew you were away, he _____ .
A won’t come
B wouldn’t come
C didn’t come
D hadn’t come
33. He looked _____ with interest.
34. _____ you were out, there was a phone call for you.
35.We _____ in a traffic jam on our way home.
A were kicked
B got kept
C got stuck
D got lost
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Can Trees Talk?
It seems that trees can talk to each other. Two American biologists at ( 1 )______ University of Washington carried out an interesting survey ( 2 ) _____ the early 1980s. They placed large ( 3 )_____ of harmful insects on the branches of some trees in order to discover ( 4 )_____ trees defend themselves from attack. ( 5 ) _____found that the chemical composition of ( 6 ) _____on the trees where the insects ( 7 ) _____soon began to change. They changed so that it was soon impossible for the insects to eat such leaves. The insects began to die ( 8 ) _____starvation.
( 9 )_____, the scientists’ most surprising discovery was that the chemical composition of leaves changed on neighbouring trees as ( 10 ) _____as on those already affected by insects. Those trees were ( 11 ) _____yet under attack and yet they were getting ready to defend ( 12 ) _____from attack. It seems that the ( 13 ) _____were somehow passing information to ( 14 ) _____other.
The trees were ( 15 ) _____far apart that there was no physical contact between their branches. Neither were they close ( 16 ) _____for their roots to touch.
A similar American experiment was carried out on a different kind of tree. Exactly the ( 17 ) _____results were obtained. No one knows for ( 18 ) _____how the trees pass information to their neighbours but some scientists think that they ( 19 ) _____release chemicals into the air to warn their fellows of danger.
Certain, each, enough, how, however, in, leaves, may, much, not, numbers, of, same, so, the, they, themselves, trees, were.
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No one knew Laika’s origin, ( 1 ) _____ and gave several advertisements in the newspapers. I found her, a lost and lonely ball of fluff, huddled by the roadside one summer evening ( 2 )_____. Though I had never liked dogs, it was impossible to leave this little creature to the mercy of the passing cars. With some disgust, wishing that I had a pair of gloves, I picked her up and threw her into the baggage compartment. When I had parked the car at the Monastery – the astronomers’ residential quarters, ( 3 ) _____– I inspected my find without enthusiasm. I intended to give the puppy to somebody but then it whimpered and opened its eyes. There was such an expression of helpless trust in them that…well, I changed my mind.
Sometimes I regretted my decision, though never for long. I had no idea ( 4 )_____. My cleaning and repair bills soared; I could never be sure of finding an undamaged pair of shoes and an unchewed copy of the astronomical journal. But finally, Laika grew into a well-trained dog. She was the only dog ( 5 )_____. She lay there quietly for hours while I was busy, quite happy, ( 6 )_____. The other astronomers also became fond of her (it was old Dr. Anderson who suggested her name), but from the beginning she was my dog, and obeyed no one else. Not that she always obeyed me.
where I had been living for a few years
when I was driving up to Palomar
that was ever allowed to come into an Observatory
seeking for the comfort I could find from the past
if she could hear my voice from time to time
how much trouble a growing dog could cause
though the Observatory staff made a few inquiries
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'It's Only Me'
After her husband had gone to work, Mrs. Richards sent her children to school and went upstairs to her bedroom. She was too excited to do any housework that morning, because in the evening she would be going to a fancy dress (1) ______ with her husband. She intended to dress up as a ghost and she had made her costume the night before. Now she was (2) ______ to try it on. Though the costume consisted only of a sheet, it was very effective. Mrs. Richards put it (3) ______, looked in the mirror, smiled and went downstairs. She wanted to find out whether it would be (4) ______ to wear.
Just as Mrs. Richards was entering the dining-room, there was a (5)_____ on the front door. She knew that it must be the baker. She had told him to come straight in if ever she failed to open the door and to leave the bread on the kitchen table. Not wanting to (6) ______ the poor man, Mrs. Richards quickly hid in the small store-room under the stairs. She heard the front door open and heavy footsteps in the hall. Suddenly the door of the store-room was opened and a man entered. Mrs. Richards realized that it must be the man from the Electricity Board who had come to read the meter. She tried to (7)_____ the situation, saying 'It's only me', but it was too late. The man let out a cry and jumped back several paces. When Mrs. Richards walked towards him, he ran away, slamming the door behind him.
ill at ease
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Tommy was wearing a thick warm scarf and looked
very unhappy. He (1)_________ a sore throat. HAVE
“It’s your fault”, said Mum angrily in the morning when she
was leaving for work. “You’ve eaten too much ice-cream,
haven’t you? Tomorrow your friends are going on a picnic,
and youwill stay at home.” Tommy switched on the telly but
there (2)_____________ nothing interesting on. BE
He reached for the bookshelf and took an old book with a picture
of a ship on the cover. He had lots of books but (3)___________ NOT LIKE
reading them, as he preferred films. However, he opened the
book. It was about the adventures of a brave captain and
his (4)_______________ On their way to India they survived SEAMAN
through storms and fought pirates. A treasure chest
(5)_______________ by them at the end of the journey. FIND
When Mum came home, she saw Tommy searching the
bookshelf. The book with a ship on the cover was on the bed.
“My favourite book,” said Mum. “I liked it when I was as old
as you are now. Why don’t you want to read it?”
“Because I (6)_______________ it already,” said Tommy. READ
“I (7)_______________ for another one.” LOOK
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31-A, 32-B, 33-D, 34-D, 35-C
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1 – G, 2 – B, 3 – A, 4 – F, 5 – C, 6 – E; D – лишнее
1 – C, 2 – D, 3 – B, 4 – C, 5 – A, 6 – D, 7 – B
1 – had, 2 – was, 3 – didn’t like, 4 – seamen, 5 – was found, 6 – have read, 7 – am