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Тест по английскому языку


9th form


Present Perfect Active / Passive

Choose the correct answer (a, b, c or d)

1. When ... back from your business trip?

a) did you come

b) you have come

c) have you come

d) you came

2. Nice to see you! I ... you for ages.

a) didn't see

b) don't see

c) haven't seen

d) can't see

3. How many new schools ... this year?

a) were built

b) have built

c) built

d) have been built

4. The play ... several times in the last century.

a) was staged

b) staged

c) has been staged

d) has staged

5. I can't read this. I ... my glasses.

a) forgot

b) have been forgotten

c) forget

d) have forgotten

6. I... Ann yesterday. Perhaps, she's ill.

a) hasn't seen

b) don't see

c) haven't seen

d) didn't see

7. ... any tomatoes? I can't see them in the bag.

a) you have bought

b) have you bought

c) you bought

d) did you buy

8. The teacher... out test papers. Let's go and find out the results.

a) has marked

b) marked

c) has been marked

d) marks

9. Application forms that... cannot be accepted.

a) didn't sign

b) wasn't signed

c) haven't been signed

d) haven't signed

10. The rules of the game have been changed,...?

a) aren't they

b) haven't they

c) didn't it

d) wasn't it


Conditional sentences

Choose the correct answer (a, b, c or d)

1. We ... there unless we are invited.

a) wouldn't go

b) would go

c) won't go

d) will go

2. If you ... hungry, I ... you something to eat, but I can see you aren't.

a) are, will

b) were, will

c) are, would

d) were, would

3. What ... if you ... in cold water?

a) would happen, swam

b) will happen, swam

c) would happen, swim

d) will happen, swim

4. Where ... if you were on holiday?

a) would you go

b) you will go

c) will you go

d) you would go

5. I... interfere if I... you. They'll do it by themselves.

a) wouldn't, was

b) won't, were

c) wouldn't, were

d) won't, was

6. I'm very busy, but if I... more free time, I... more languages.

a) have, will learn

b) had, would learn

c) had, will learn

d) have, will learn

7. She feels awful, but she ... to work if she ... so ill.

a) wouldn't go, felt

b) would go, felt

c) wouldn't go, didn't feel

d) would go, didn't feel

8. Our team has entered the competition. If they ..., they ... the World Cup.

a) win, will get

b) won, will get

c) won, would get

d) win, will get

9. You will wait for me if I'm late, ...?

a) are you

b) won't you

c) aren't you

d) will you

10. We ... an interpreter unless they speak English.

a) need

b) will need

c) don't need

d) won't need


Different Tenses in the Active Voice

Choose the correct answer (a, b, c or d)

1. I remember he ... when I... him.

a) was crying, was seeing

b) cried, saw

c) was crying, saw

d) cried, was seeing

2. I didn't realize they ... to help me at the station.

a) had arrived

b) were arriving

c) arrived

d) arrive

3. My friend ... in Boston at the moment, but he ... from Canada.

a) lives, comes

b) lives, is coming

c) is living, is coming

d) is living, comes

4. They ... all sorts of things here.

a) are selling

b) sell

c) have been selling

d) were selling

5. You look tired. What ...?

a) did you do

b) have you been doing

c) you did

d) you have been doing

6. Did you like the film? — I... it is boring.

a) think

b) thought

c) am thinking

d) was thinking

7. My granny is so absent-minded. She ... things.

a) forgets always

b) always is forgetting

c) always forgets

d) is always forgetting

8. I was told you .... Mr. Stone before.

a) had met

b) were meeting

c) met

d) meet

9. He ... up, ... his breakfast and ....

a) had got, had, left

b) had got, had had, left

c) got, had, left

d) had got, had had, had left

10.1 have changed three flats since I ... in New York.

a) have settled

b) had settled

c) settled

d) settle



Choose the correct answer (a, b, c or d)

1. Is Mr. Green at home? — He ... be, but I'm not sure.

a) could

b) may

c) must

d) might

2. Soldiers ... obey their commander's orders.

a) must

b) can

c) may


3. We tried to drive but the engine ... start.

a) won't

b) wouldn't

c) can't

d) couldn't

4. ... I hold the door for you? — Yes, please.

a) will

b) can

c) shall

d) may

5. How ... be so rude with your teacher?

a) you could

b) you might

c) might you

d) could you

6. ... I ask you how old you are?

a) may

b) could

c) might

d) must

7. You ..: smoke on the plane — it's against the rules.

a) shouldn't

b) can't

c) may not

d) mustn't

8. I can do it myself. You ... bother.

a) mustn't

b) shouldn't

c) needn't

d) wouldn't

9. You ... be so friendly to every person you meet.

a) needn't

b) shouldn't

c) mustn't

d) can't

10. Someone's at the door. It... be Sharon.

a) can

b) would

c) might

d) must


Articles, adjectives and adverbs

Choose the correct answer (a, b, c or d)

1. Those are ... great jeans! How much were they?

a) a

b) the

c) an

d) — (nothing)

2. The house hasn't got... garden but it looks nice anyway.

a) a

b) the

c) an

d) — (nothing)

3. Why are ... windows so dirty? When did you clean them last?

a) a

b) the

c) an

d) — (nothing)

4. We waited for ... hour but nothing happened.

a) a

b) the

c) an

d) — (nothing)

5. Do you know what is ... river in the world?

a) the longest

b) longest

c) the most long

d) most long

6. The ... the goods are, the ... the price is.

a) worse, lowest

b) worst, lower

c) worst, lowest

d) worse, lower

7. People choose planes because they travel... than trains.

a) more fast

b) faster

c) fastest

d) most fast

8. She asked me to drive ....

a) more slowly

b) most slowly

c) slowlier

d) slowliest

9. The ... I forget, the ... I know.

a) most, least

b) most, less

c) more, less

d) more, least

10. Some people say children are ... when they sleep.

a) the best

b) better

c) the better



Sequence of tenses

Choose the correct answer (a, b, c or d)

1. I think your brother ... very clever and brave.

a) was


c) will be

d) would be

2. She didn't know the guests ... late.

a) come

b) would come

c) will come

d) have come

3. They understood that they ... a mistake.

a) made

b) make

c) had made

d) are making

4. Children thought no one ... them.

a) can see


c) was seeing

d) could see

5. She changed her mind after she ... about it for several days.

a) had been thinking

b) thought

c) had thought .

d) was thinking

6. We decided that John ... the front door.

a) will watch

b) watched

c) would watch

d) watches

7. 1 didn't realize you ... the piano so beautifully.

a) played

b) will play


d) had played

8. I don't know who ... chemistry better than she does!

a) understood

b) understand

c) has understood

d) understands

9. She closed the door but the windows ... open all night.

a) would be

b) will be

c) has been

d) are

10. Ann didn't go in because she ... afraid of ghosts.

a) was

b) has been

c) is

d) will be


Reported speech

Choose the correct answer (a, b, c or d)

1. My friend ... he was very proud of me.

a) said



d) talked

2. They ... me I couldn't stay longer.

a) said

b) told


d) talked

3. She asked ... her in this difficult situation.

a) will I help

b) would I help

c) if I will help

d) if I would help

4. I didn't know ... she wanted to know.

a) that

b) where

c) what

d) which

5. No one said where ... the night.

a) had they spent

b) they had spent

c) they spent

d) did they spent

6. He answered that he ... for a phone call and ... speak.

a) is waiting, can't

b) was waiting, can't

c) was waiting, couldn't

d) is waiting, couldn't

7. He didn't tell us ... to the party.

a) if he will come

b) if he would come

c) whether he will come

d) would he come

8. Mary asked us ... the room on the left.

a) so that we don't enter

b) not to enter

c) to not enter

d) that we didn't enter

9. I have already said that I ... part in this show.

a) won't take

b) haven't take

c) wouldn't take

d) wouldn't be taking

10. Mr. Jones tries to explain that he ... his secretary since Tuesday.

a) hadn't seen

b) hadn't been seeing

c) didn't see

d) hasn't seen


Questions and word order

Choose the correct answer (a, b, c or d)

1. It... cold there in December.

a) will be certainly

b) will certainly be

c) certainly will be

d) will for certainly be

2. This child ... for his classes.

a) often is late

b) is late often

c) is often late

d) often late is

3. My children ... my birthday.

a) usually don't forget

b) don't forget usually

c) don't usually forget

d) do usually forget not

4. ... from work very late at night.

a) Mary sometimes comes

b) Mary comes sometimes

c) sometimes Mary comes

d) sometimes comes Mary

5. I don't know ... my holidays this year.

a) where will I spend

b) where will spend I

c) I where will spend

d) where I will spend

6. Could you give ... when she comes?

a) to Mary this card

b) Mary to this card

c) this card to Mary

d) to this card Mary

7. She was rather old so she ....

a) had the windows cleaned

b) the windows had cleaned

c) had cleaned the windows

d) the windows cleaned had

8. Unfortunately we haven't got....

a) chairs enough for the guests

b) enough for the guests chairs

c) chairs for the guests enough

d) enough chairs for the guests

9. Will you tell me at last... ?

a) with whom are you

b) who you are with

c) who with are you

d) whom with you are

10. Have you read that... which the teacher recommended?

a) funny old Spanish novel

b) Spanish old funny novel

c) old funny Spanish novel

d) old Spanish funny novel



Choose the correct answer (a, b, c or d)

1. I think you have met Sarah, a friend of... .

a) my

b) mine

c) me


2. I have shown Mr. Scott my pictures. Could you show ... to …..?

a) her, him

b) her, his

c) hers, him

d) hers, his

3. Students then repeat sentences ... after another.

a) one

b) each

c) everyone

d) every

4. ... would like to live in a terrible house like this.

a) everyone

b) no one


d) anyone

5. Just choose ... you like and I'll pay.

a) everyone

b) some thing

c) nothing

d) anything

6. They'll have a great party on Saturday. ... is invited.


b) everyone

c) nobody

d) anyone

7. We bought two hair dryers but ... of them worked.

a) everyone

b) no one


d) none

8. There are two bikes in the garage. I think you can take ....

a) any


c) either

d) every

9. Look at...! Your clothes are dirty and you look exhausted.

a) yourself

b) you

c) yourselves

d) yours

10. There is ... waiting for you in the lobby.


b) everyone

c) none

d) someone

TEST G9-10

The Future

Choose the correct answer (a, b, c or d)

1. When ... back? Do you have any idea?

a) are you going to be

b) are you being

c) will you be

d) you are going to be

2. The weather ... next week.

a) will probably change

b) is going to change probably

c) is probably changing

d) probably changes

3. Dad will be very disappointed when he ... home.

a) will come

b) is coming

c) is going to come

d) comes

4. Please, remind me that I ... lunch with the director at two next Monday.

a) will have

b) am having

c) am going to have

d) have

5. Don't forget that next semester ... in February.

a) will start

b) is starting

c) starts

d) is going to start

6. I promise next time everything ... absolutely different.

a) is going to be

b) will be

c) is

d) would be

7. What will happen if you ... here tonight?

a) will stay

b) are staying

c) are going to stay

d) stay

8. I'm sorry, I can't come. Jan... me to see his parents on Friday.

a) will take

b) is going to take

c) takes

d) is taking

9. Promise you ... to me as often as you can.

a) will write

b) write

c) are going to write

d) are writing

10. I won't see him on Friday, ...?

a) shall I

b) shan't I

c) will I

d) won't I


Find a word (a, b, cord) which does not go with the first one

1. foreign ...

a) language

b) friend

c) custom

d) letter

2. ...traffic

a) heavy

b) noisy

c) difficult

d) light

3. dangerous ...

a) story

b) situation

c) adventure

d) walk

4. ... ticket

a) return

b) single

c) small


5. ... tradition

a) strange

b) fair

c) old

d) interesting

6. ... hard

a) work

b) try

c) cry

d) study

7. ...sights

a) exciting

b) unusual

c) old-fashioned

d) common

8. make ...

a) mistakes

b) housework

c) a cake

d) noise


Find a word (a, b, c or d) which does not go with the first one

1. look...

a) fine

b) strange

c) worried

d) high

2. play ...

a) the violin

b) difference

c) jokes

d) chess

3. ...performance

a) hard

b) excellent

c) original

d) new

4. do...

a) a favour

b) progress


d) ironing

5. important ...

a) decision

b) news


d) view

6. ... idea

a) quick

b) brilliant

c) fresh

d) stupid

7. ...fast

a) remain

b) move

c) drive


8. ... advice

a) useful

b) clever

c) good

d) helpful


Find a word (a, b, c or d) which does not go with the first one

1. ... price

a) expensive

b) agreeable

c) nice

d) reasonable

2. ... change

a) recent

b) huge

c) unexpected

d) dramatic

3. fashionable ...

a) clothes

b) street

c) music

d) reason

4. ... softly



c) smash

d) take

5. comfortable...

a) apartment

b) meeting

c) furniture

d) environment

6. ...crash

a) driving

b) plane

c) air

d) car

7. take ...

a) a holiday

b) dinner

c) a shower

d) responsibility

8. ... reason

a) unknown


c) strange

d) crazy


Find a word (a, b, c or d) which does not go with the first one

1. fair-...

a) headed

b) eyed

c) legged

d) skinned

2. medical...

a) advice

b) stuff

c) support

d) patient

3. ... building

a) modern

b) enormous

c) heavy

d) high-rise

4. ... mountains

a) tall

b) principal

c) beautiful

d) faraway

5. ... phone

a) direct

b) public

c) cellular

d) random

6. get...

a) changed

b) well

c) married

d) wonderful

7. last...

a) news

b) lecture

c) decision

d) word

8. test...

a) paper

b) effort

c) results

d) drive


Find a word (a, b, c or d) which does not go with the first one

1. ... house

a) family

b) farm

c) summer

d) horse

2. find...

a) excuse

b) friends

c) reply

d) way

3. ... number

a) contact

b) helpless

c) great

d) lucky

4. first...

a) aid

b) class

c) start

d) name

5. lonely...

a) party

b) person

c) street

d) house

6. pass ...

a) time

b) a bill

c) greetings

d) explanations

7. ... sentence

a) complex

b) business

c) life

d) grammatical

8. ... hours

a) rush

b) opening

c) morning

d) glory


Using the words from the box fill in the gaps with opposites of words underlined

accept catch spend fail hide nod miss complete tighten lend

1. He ... his head if he agreed and shook his head if he didn't.

2. When I throw you the ball you just ... it. That's what the game is all about.

3. J was sure I was ... the screws but in fact I was loosening them.

4. My offer was rejected by everyone, only he ... it.

5. He never borrowed money from his friends, but gladly ... it to them if they asked.

6. Please ... this letter in a secret place and don't show it anyone.

7. My parents thought I ... the test and they couldn't believe that I had passed it.

8. I ... the bus again. I can never catch it when I leave home five minutes later.

9. I don't think she has saved any money, she only ... it.

10. As soon as you ... the exercise, start the translation.


Using the words from the box fill in the gaps with opposites of words underlined

attack deny lower lose keep forget hit lengthen receive enter

1. Only Robin's arrow ... the target. All the others missed.

2. I think we should ... the intervals rather than shorten them.

3. She never ... her promises, she breaks them as soon as she gives them.

4. This statement was neither confirmed nor ..., so we don't know what to think.

5. You can only expect them to rise prices, they never ... them.

6. Our team ... wonderfully but defended weakly, which cost them victory.

7. The waiting-room was crowded: as soon as one passenger left two more ....

8. I try to remember anecdotes but next day I completely... them.

9. Unfortunately our team ... last game, but we hope they'll win the next one.

10. We ... the postcard our friends sent from a resort in Spain.


Using the words from the box fill in the gaps with opposites of words underlined

complicate permit demolish take freeze break waste reply consume dislike

1. Problems start when factories produce more than people can ....

2. When I asked a simple question he ... it wasn't his business.

3. I thought you enjoyed noisy parties. Do you really ... them?

4. Our parents forbade us to ask people in, but they ... us to stay out as long as we liked.

5. Please,... these plates to the kitchen and bring us some coffee.

6. If you want to build a house in the centre, you have to ... an old one on the site.

7. We saved some time when we took a taxi but we ... a lot while waiting in the hall.

8. The robbers told everyone to ... and promised to shoot if someone moved.

9. Are you sure this is going to simplify our task? To my mind it will only ... it.

10. No matter how long you have obeyed the law—once you ... it you go to prison.


Using the words from the box fill in the gaps with opposites of words underlined

permanent slight artificial stale major light rapid mild dark busy

1. You can never tell whether a day will be ... or quiet — everything goes.

2. I wonder why a fresh loaf of bread costs as much as a ... one.

3. My doctor advised to avoid heavy meals and have ... lunch instead.

4. If I try this, my hair will look .... I want a natural colour.

5. At first his progress in French was ... but later it became slow when Ms Stone left.

6. No, the girl wasn't.... I think she had fair skin.

7. I got tired of temporary jobs. I must find a ... one as soon as possible.

8. As soon as you overcome minor difficulties, the ... problem will get easier to solve.

9. English climate isn't very cold, there is usually one severe winter for nine ... ones.

10. We expected considerable changes from him but he only made ... alterations.


Fill in the gaps in the following phrases with prepositions

1. The girls were looking at me ... silence not daring to ask anything.

2. You'd better not stay alone with him. No one knows what's ... his mind.

3. Did you come here ... business of just for fun?

4. Look at this hat! It's certainly ... fashion and I would never put it on.

5. We really must stop our arguments ... now on for the child's sake.

6. She is difficult... times but on the whole she's a good worker.

7. I'm sorry, we'll have to use the stairs. The lift is ... order.

8. I've tried to get her through several times but ... success.

9. Do you know what these houses have ... common? They're both from brick.

10. Some people say young boys become violent... the impres­sion of thrillers.


Read the text and do the tasks that follow

Pantomimes are very popular in Britain at Christmas. Most big towns and cities have their own pantomime. This is a humorous musical play usually performed in the open air. A pantomime is usually based on a traditional story which everyone knows, and the show itself is very exciting, with lots of jokes, songs and dancing. Sometimes the audience takes part in the performance, too.

The tradition began over two hundred years ago and has been a part of Christmas celebrations ever since. At first it was merely an entertainment for children, but now adults enjoy it as much. Of course, there have been a lot of changes over the years. Some elements, like joking and singing, were added, but the basic plot has remained the same. Every pantomime must have three main characters: a young man, a young lady and a "dame". The first two always marry at the end, and the dame, the comic figure, tries to prevent them from doing it.

There are all possible kinds of pantomimes, and a lot of famous singers or comedians take part in them. Thus the old tradition is enriched with modern ideas and fresh forces, which is so typical of the British.

Choose the best sentence ending (a, b, c or d) which is true to the text

1. Pantomimes

a) are a sort of entertainment for children;

b) started not so long ago;

c) are absolutely the same in every area;

d) have the same principal characters.

2. The principal characters

a) are always played by pop singers;

b) are found in every pantomime;

c) are all comic figures for people to laugh at;

d) are always performed by famous comedians.

3. New ideas

a) bring life into old stories that the pantomimes are based on;

b) can prevent the characters from getting married;

c) make people feel sorry and sad;

d) are something pantomimes can't do without.

4. The songs and dances in pantomimes

a) have been a part of every pantomime from the very begin­ning;

b) were added to please the children;

c) are one of those new ideas which didn't let pantomime die;

d) have always been the funniest part of them.


Read the text and do the tasks that follow

Most British housewives love window shopping. This is a pastime when you just walk round the shops and look at all those beautiful things that are displayed in every shop window. Some women can spend the whole day looking at everything they meet on their way. But it would be a mistake to say that men are against this king of shopping. You will certainly see a lot of unmarried couples, husbands and wives, or just friends wandering about different stores without any idea of buying something in the end.

Shop managers know about this feature of people's character and try to benefit from it. They usually place the most unusual, most beautiful or most attractive items in their shop windows to attract as many customers as possible. Sometimes you'll see something which has absolutely nothing to do with the things you can buy in the shop. For example, if you see a sheep dummy pretending that it peacefully eats grass, do not expect to buy a nice piece of mutton or, say, a toy sheep. Most probably this shop sells wool and woolen clothes.

There is another point about shop windows. As managers make them look better to attract people, streets become more colorful and picturesque

Choose the best sentence ending (a, b, c or d) which is true to the text

1. Window shopping

a) is not very popular in Europe;

b) is a nice pastime for some people;

c) is hated by men and older people;

d) is more difficult in the evening.

2. A manager must pay special attention to the shop windows because

a) they attract customers;

b) they are colorful and picturesque;

c) everyone likes window shopping;

d) everyone can throw a stone at the glass.

3. Things that are displayed in shop windows

a) sometimes frighten nervous customers;

b) sometimes have nothing to do with the goods;

c) sometimes look dirty;

d) sometimes pretend to be something else.

4. One of the reasons why window shopping is good is that

a) it keeps managers busy most of the time;

b) it is the best pastime for young people;

c) it protects the environment;

d) it helps to make streets look better.


Read the text and do the tasks that follow

Christmas in England is the biggest celebration of the year. Quite unlike the New Year's day which is usually dedicated to big and noisy parties Christmas is a home and family holiday. In Western Europe people usually have special Christmas holidays which last for about ten days. These are used to get ready properly.

Christmas time is the busiest for housewives. Most shops have season sales so they get a wonderful chance to buy lots of useful things and presents much cheaper. You just have to know what you want to buy and where you have to go. There are special services delivering Christmas trees in special pots. These firms take care of the environment and prevent wild trees from being cut down.

Small children believe that on Christmas night Santa Claus travels from chimney to chimney on his deer and brings presents to everyone. That is why to get a present you have to put up a sock next to the fireplace. Of course, in modern houses most flats are equipped with central heating and have no fireplaces, that is why children usually put their gift socks next to their beds. This is quite comfortable because you can see what Santa has brought to you as soon as you wake up.

Choose the best sentence ending (a, b, c or d) which is true to the text

1. Christmas time is the busiest for housewives because

a) they have to work and do the housework;

b) they have no time to get ready for the celebration;

c) they have to buy presents and things in sales;

d) their families eat more on these days.

2. The difference between New Year's day and Christmas is that

a) no one gets presents on New Year's day in England;

b) New Year's day is a public holiday while Christmas is a family one;

c) you don't have to buy a Christmas tree for New Year's day;

d) people don't have holiday on New Year's day

3. According to the legends Santa Claus

a) gets into a house through the chimney;

b) never gives presents to those who live in modern flats;

c) brings gift socks with him;

d) wakes children up to ask how they behaved.

4. Christmas sales

a) are held every three months;

b) are a way to protect the environment;

c) can't be organized to sell Christmas trees;

d) are a wonderful opportunity to buy things cheaper.


Read the text and do the tasks that follow

If both parents go to work it is wise to take on a nanny. Some nannies live in the house where they work, some come in the morning and leave when one of the parents come back home. Having a nanny is not a new idea, most rich families have always had one, even if mothers don't work. Nannies can also work as cleaning ladies or housekeepers, for additional money, of course.

In most European countries there are agencies who send nannies to families. These firms care about their reputation so you practically don't run any risk when you leave your child alone with a new person. Agencies also require some qualifications from the nannies which can be obtained in special colleges or evening classes.

Is it good to leave a child in the charge of a nanny? Parents will say it's wonderful as they can work or go out freely without worrying about their child. Nannies must be content, too — they get reasonable money for doing what they like. The only disadvantage of this is that children spend less time with their parents and get less love and affection. But on the other hand, when a qualified nanny brings your child up you can be sure he or she will become more friendly and less spoilt.

Choose the best sentence ending (a, b, c or d) which is true to the text

1. Most nannies

a) live with the family they work in;

b) do the housework as well;

c) have good qualifications;

d) only work in rich families.

2. Parents employ nannies because

a) they don't want to do the housework;

b) they have to work during the day;

c) they go out very often;

d) they have extra money.

3. Having a nanny in the house can be bad because

a) children become more friendly;

b) parents can go to work without worrying;

c) children become more spoilt;

d) parents don't see their children very often.

4. Agencies which send nannies require qualifications because

a) they don't want to pay more money;

b) they don't like risking;

c) they care about what people say;

d) there is a serious competition between nannies.


Read the text and do the tasks that follow

Thanksgiving day is a legal holiday in the United States. It is celebrated on the fourth Thursday in November. This is a family holiday when all the members get together to have a meal. Most people go to church in the morning, and then comes the Thanksgiving dinner at which roasted turkey is usually served.

This holiday is a harvest festival which is thought to be one of the oldest and most popular ones in the world. The first celebration in the United States was held in 1621 when the settlers gathered their first harvest. First people came to New England in December 1620 on a ship called "The Mayflower". The winter was very cold so half of them died during the first months of 1621 of hunger and decease. The settlers weren't good farmers, so they couldn't grow anything by themselves. The Indians whose land it was gave them some seeds of corn which they planted, and the first harvest was very good.

Later Thanksgiving days were celebrated all over the country among the settlers but the dates were different. During the third year of the Civil war in October 1863 President Lincoln proclaimed this holiday to be a national one. And even later, in 1951, the United States Congress fixed this celebration on the fourth Thursday of November.

Choose the best sentence ending (a, b, c or d) which is true to the text

1. Thanksgiving is now celebrated

a) on December 21;

b) on the fourth Thursday in November;

c) after a very cold winter;

d) after a very good harvest.

2. The first celebration was held

a) after the first harvest;

b) after the Civil war;

c) in 1951;

d) in 1863.

3. The settlers took seeds from the Indians because

a) they didn't want to grow anything by themselves;

b) they had no possibility to grow anything by themselves;

c) they didn't want to offend the Indians whose land it was;

d) they didn't want to come back to England to get some seeds.

4. Half of the people arrived on "The Mayflower" died because

a) they didn't like new surroundings;

b) they couldn't live with Indians;

c) the harvest was not good enough;

d) the winter was severe.


Choose the best reply (a, b or c) to the sentences given

1. Are you doing anything on Friday next week?

a) I'm expecting a phone call from Singapore.

b) No, Mike is coming by a five-forty train from ">c) Nothing special. Why do you ask?

2. How long do you think it will take?

a) I wouldn't call that one long, if you ask me.

b) Sorry, I've never tried it before.

c) Would you like something shorter?

3. Where did you meet those friends of yours?

a) They are staying in a hotel just round the corner.

b) They are having lunch in a restaurant now.

c) They asked me to phone when I get back.

4. Would you like something special for your birthday?

a) No, thanks, I'd rather stay at home.

b) What do you mean special?

c) Where are we going on holiday this year?

5. I find soap operas very boring.

a) Me too. They've got to many things to carry.

b) So do I.I nearly fell asleep when I tried to watch one.

c) Nor do I. They are really exciting, aren't they?

6. I wonder when the bus will come at last.

a) They run strictly on time, don't they?

b) You always have to wait for ages, don't you?

c) They are painted red, aren't they?

7. So why did you give up smoking?

a) I found I had never been able to sing properly.

b) Because my best friend says it's delicious.

c) I found I was out of breath too often.

8. Have you got any idea why she did it?

a) I think it was raining heavily.

b) She might come on time, but I'm not sure.

c) I think she was really offended.


Choose the best reply (a, b or c) to the sentences given

1. What does the dictionary say?

a) They say it's awful to use bad words.

b) I haven't got one at hand.

c) It says you have to dial "o" before the number.

2. Computers are more and more important in our lives.

a) How on earth did you find it?

b) How much time will it take you to sell them?

c) How widely are they used in medicine?

3. Your father isn't at home, is he?

a) Yes, he is. He has gone out to get some cigarettes.

b) Yes, he is. But he's sleeping.

c) No, he isn't. He's in the living-room watching TV.

4. Why are you so excited?

a) I've just seen a star who's given me an autograph.

b) I've just come home and can't speak.

c) I've just lost any sight of them.

5. Is that the book that you recommended?

a) Yes, she's an interesting person, isn't she?

b) No, they don't sell books here.

c) No, the one you want is on the shelf.

6. Mary seems to be very careless about her family.

a) Well, she has always been a good friend to me.

b) Well, perhaps you don't know her as well as I do.

c) Well, her family is about to go on holiday leaving her behind.

7. It's bad for your eyes to work in front of a computer for too long, isn't it?

a) It certainly is. You get short-sighted really soon.

b) It certainly is. They've just bought some new machines for the office.

c) It certainly isn't. This sort of exercise helps you to get fit.

8. Have you ever been abroad?

a) I don't think there is a lot to see in there.

b) I hear you're interested in modern art.

c) I hope I'll go somewhere in winter.


Choose the best reply (a, b or c) to the sentences given

1. Flying is much faster than travelling by car.

a) I agree, but it's more dangerous, too.

b) I agree, but you shouldn't forget about hold-ups.

c) I agree, but mum would never drive herself.

2. Is there anything good on TV?

a) Jogging is really good for you.

b) There is something, but I don't remember the times.

c) There is something, but I forgot where.

3. Do you think the room needs redecorating?

a) I wouldn't hurry if I were you.

b) Yes, the view is really depressing.

c) I wonder how much it's going to cost.

4. Guess what! Alan has just received a letter from his old aunt.

a) Is she really as young as she looks?

b) Is he going to come and visit her some day?

c) Is it of any interest to the public?

5. Sharon wasn't trying to persuade you, was she?

a) Yes, she was. She gave up all hopes.

b) Yes, she was. She thought it was absolutely useless.

c) No, she wasn't. I didn't argue.

6. How many guests came to the dinner?

a) I think, you'd better ask the waiters.

b) About one hundred and eight per cent, I think.

c) Not that much, if you know what I mean.

7. I'm really sick of doing the same job every day for five years.

a) Why don't you look for something different?

b) Why don't we go out for a drink?

c) Why don't you change your mind?

8. There was a serious crash round the corner.

a) Oh, no! Do you think she's still there?

b) Oh, no! Were the police there already?

c) Oh, no! Is there anything I can do for you?


Choose the best reply (a, b or c) to the sentences given

1. Did the film have a happy ending?

a) No one expected it to be so noisy.

b) We tried to make it out but we couldn't.

c) It's difficult to say for sure.

2. I think you should smoke less.

a) I strongly disagree. There is nothing more dangerous than drugs.

b) Everyone says the same thing.

c) It's cheaper to buy packets by tens.

3. I have never been so offended in my life.

a) I'm afraid it was only your fault.

b) Really? I thought you've had an extraordinary sort of life.

c) He's been staying with us for several days.

4. Do you have to pay for parking?

a) You sometimes do, especially if they send you a postcard.

b) Who would want to pay for such things?

c) It depends, actually. Some spaces are free.

5. Do you come here often?

a) Yes, I'm a member of the club.

b) No, I used to live in Liverpool.

c) Yes, my friends say they like it here.

6. Doing lots of tests is usually very exhausting.

a) Not if you live not far from the school.

b) Not if you can concentrate for some time.

c) Not if you know what the teacher wants you to revise.

7. Why are you holding this wonderful bunch of flowers?

a) Never ask me such rude questions again.

b) Perhaps I will get married to him.

c) Because I'm going to see my friend in hospital.

8. Was there anything else worth seeing?

a) Yes, this old piece of furniture is absolutely worthless.

b) Perhaps you will like the old cathedral in the town center.

c) No, there is nothing to worry about.


Choose the best reply (a, b or c) to the sentences given

1. What was the weather like?

a) It was a bit strange, especially on the first floor.

b) It was rather nice but a little wet.

c) R was so wet that I left marks on the floor.

2. Do you spend a lot of time talking on the phone?

a) Well, everything depends on my mood.

b) You see, we've got the most recent edition.

c) I usually spend a lot of money when I travel.

3. So that's how the story ends.

a) Do you always interrupt other people?

b) Oh, that's a difficult question, I should say.

c) You don't believe it yourself, do you?

4. People say most stars suffer from nervous breakdowns.

a) Oh, do they? I've never heard of it.

b) It's difficult when you've got so much money and fame.

c) Oh, do they? They must be so happy.

5. What about playing a game of tennis?

a) Not today. It's her birthday, remember?

b) Sorry, there are no balls in my garden.

c) I'm afraid it's too wet today,

6. Have you seen Julia in the office today?

a) I think she never came this morning.

b) Julia isn't married but she has a boy-friend.

c) It certainly needs some repair.

7. Don't you find travelling by car a pleasure?

a) As for me, there is nothing more frightening than that.

b) Please don't ask me again about that old car of mine.

c) Everyone seems to be very fond of German cars.

8. We haven't seen much of him lately.

a) Yes, I haven't seen him for several hours.

b) It's a pity, isn't it? He was a nice boy.

c) Did he come here yesterday?


Rearrange the words to make sentences

1. lot told jobs are a teaching someone of English there me

2. a in so will do teaching perhaps course I

3. and October I am to in business study marketing going

4. American you which other know actors do

5. to book who belong this does

6. to very you do go late bed sometimes

7. best long how you your have friend known

8. any his songs can remember of you

9. history interested so why books become in you did

10. understand her she did you ask to what wanted


Rearrange the words to make sentences

1. my City father in university going to after work the I with am

2. parts in London of there from people the all of world are the streets

3. so cars like because people comfortable these are they

4. season what favourite your is

5. nights you at work have to do late

6. museum please where me the excuse is

7. a famous ballet grandmother my dancer was

8. yet she European any been country to has

9. quickly professionals can work older than he many more

10. husband when your fist meet the time for you did


Rearrange the words to make sentences

1. country cheaper is in everything my much

2. name was went the to the show of what you

3. TV doesn't likes night she watching at she

4. you was old were your how sister when born

5. house ago town he built the three biggest years the in

6. again really bedroom is her untidy

7. who know you are in richest country the people do this

8. Chinese tried you have food ever

9. holidays will be when your back from you

10. to new area really this wants a she restaurant in open


Rearrange the words to make sentences

1. do the Asia know what about countries in you

2. here them often how see you do

3. aren't classes they for never their are late they

4. brother has a neither she nor a sister

5. of kind prefer flowers what you do

6. sixth year or seventh of June the is the month the

7. often for special children no reason cry little

8. wild night you have ridden a pony at ever

9. finish the answers check your back at of the when you book

10. not usual come very try to as late


Rearrange the words to make sentences

1. notebook just can't my find anywhere I

2. on much his money how spend he did traveling

3. always the use when you the computer are office you do in

4. if football happened again playing are as they has nothing

5. you will think in you like why Chicago do it

6. party didn't enjoyed the Saturday you on you

7. Angela got have news you from any

8. will furious if this be you they tell them

9. last car you bought a he know did new month

10. the weekends sometimes to we out theatre go at


Fill in the gaps with the most suitable word. Only one word is correct

In Britain, Margaretta Simons_____ be a full-time housewife _____home with her four children. This, she says,_____ unusual in her native Norway_____ almost all Norwegian women_____ out to work. It is also unusual in Norway to have_____ than two children. Margaretta_____ British people and finds_____ friendly. New neighbours invite _____ for coffee, introduce their children, and take you_____ shops. She_____ thinks the men are more courteous and romantic_____ Norwegian men.

However,_____ doesn't like everything. She thinks British houses are_____ built well — even modern houses_____ a lot of draughts. Also, there is_____ much litter on the streets and by_____ sides of the motorways. At_____ she didn't like the tea because it looked cloudy _____ gray. Now she's addicted to it and has_____of tea all the time!


Fill in the gaps with the most suitable word. Only one word is correct

When Xavier Dupont_____ to Britain, his friends in Paris said he_____ hate it. However, Xavier,_____26-year-old chef, says_____ were wrong. He explains that French_____ imagine that Britain is a cold, miserable country_____ everyone dresses badly, you can't see _____ for fog, and the food is worst_____ the planet. Xavier does_____ agree. He insists that the British look good_____ they don't follow fashion so seriously. He enjoys shopping_____ Britain because there are_____ many fresh things in_____ supermarkets._____ particularly likes the street markets.

However he_____ some complaints. He thinks British men don't show _____ consideration_____ appreciation of the women. _____, he doesn't like British bathrooms where_____ stand or sit in the bath_____ have a shower!


Fill in the gaps with the most suitable word. Only one word is correct

Builder Phil Young_____ celebrating_____ very special birthday today — it is exactly one year_____ he was operated on at a hospital_____ given a new heart. Mr. Young, 47, is now so full of energy_____ he is training to play_____ a charity football match to raise money_____ the hospital's transplant programme. So_____ eleven people_____ been given new hearts.

Mr. Young wants to help_____ like himself. In 1990 he was seriously ill with heart decease. He couldn't work, he couldn't climb_____ stairs, and he_____ two young sons_____ look after. Now the boys are helping to train_____ father for the football match. He_____ his boys are very pleased that he is _____fit again. He adds that he has become a_____ father to them again. The family don't just_____ football — they go jogging and swimming and play snooker _________ . Mr. Young hopes more people will_____ helped by the hospital, as he was.


Fill in the gaps with the most suitable word. Only one word is correct

Concorde, the world's fastest and______ graceful passenger plane,______ soon be 25 years______. It first flew on March 1969. The plane was developed______ both France and Brit­ain. From 1956 these_______ countries had a dream______ a supersonic passenger plane. In 1962 they started______ work together on______ project. The______ cost over 1.5 billion pounds to develop. It the most tested plane______ the history of aviation. It______ given over five thousand hours______ testing.

Concorde flies_____ twice the speed of sound. This means _____takes only about three hours to fly_____ London and New York. Thanks to_____ fastness, Concorde is_____ used by business people_____ film stars. But its oldest passenger was Mrs. Ethel Lee_____ England. She was 99 years old when _____took from Heathrow on 24 February 1985.

TEST U9-10

Fill in the gaps with the most suitable word. Only one word is correct

Last Thursday, Mr. Murphy, aged 28_____unemployed, found _____wallet on a Montreal street._____ contained $85, some_____ cards, and some lottery tickets. Mr. Murphy checked_____ address _____the wallet and immediately posted it back_____ its owner, Mr. Dupont, but_____ didn't send the lottery tickets back. He wanted _____check them in hopes to win ______ little money.

On Sunday, Mr. Murphy_____ a newspaper and started checking_____ numbers_____ the tickets. He couldn't believe it — he had the winning ticket!_____ was worth $7 million. He sat thinking about what to do_____ two hours. At_____ he _____the bus to Mr. Dupont's address and brought_____ the ticket. Mr. Dupont couldn't believe his ears_____ he was shown the lottery ticket and the_____.


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