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  Тест по английскому языку по теме: «Прямая и косвенная речь» 9 класс

        I вариант

The following sentences are direct speech. Complete each sentence below using reported speech.

1.  She said, “How many hours a day do you watch TV?”

 2.  She said, “Don`t write a letter to Ann.”

3. He asked, “What magazines do you prefer to read?”

4. She said, “Tom is leaving tomorrow night.”

5. “Have you cut your hair?”, my mother asked me.

6. The chief ordered, “Go to the theatre and book the tickets.”

7. She said, “Kent has visited many countries in western Europe.”

8. I said, “Don`t drink coffee at night, you will not sleep.”

9. He read, “The south of England is warmer than the North.”

10. “Are you going to pick up the phone?”, Miranda asked him.

 II вариант

The following sentences are direct speech. Complete each sentence below using reported speech.

1.  He said, “Bring me some water, please.”

2. She was surprised, “Somebody stole my bag in the shop”

3. She asked, “Does this film is about police and crime?”

4. “Please don`t tell anybody what happened”, Ann said to me.

5. He said, “I can` t move the piano alone.”

6. She said, “Dairy products are useful for little children.”

7. The teacher said, “What do you do to express yourself?”

8. She said, “Doctors don`t advise us to eat chips and chocolate.”

9. I asked my Dad, “Did you take part in the Great Patriotic War?”

10. The girl said, “All the guys try to look really cool driving up     and down in their dad`s car”

3 вариант

The following sentences are direct speech. Complete each sentence below using reported speech.

1. I thought, “He is going to give up his job”.

2. “Go to your room now and do your homework”, the mother said to her son.

3. The teacher asked Nina, “Do you live far from the school?”

4. “What have you bought me for Christmas?” the little boy asked his parents.

5. Helen: I cannot call you, I’ve lost your phone number.

6. Marina: I’ve lost my ticket.

7.  “Don’t take my ruler, use yours,” Ann said to Harry.

8. She said, «Let’s go to a movie».

9. Nick told us, “I saw Jimmy at a party last week.”

10. ‘’Fasten the seat belts!’’ the stewardess said to passengers.

4 вариант

The following sentences are direct speech. Complete each sentence below using reported speech.

1. ‘’Have you finished reading my book?’’ my friend asked me.

2. ‘’Why are you looking pale? What’s the matter?’’ asked Mother.

3. Sister: I have been looking for you everywhere, Robbie.

4. David: It’s a bit cold today. I’m going to wear a pullover.

5. Mother said, ‘’Alice, don’t interrupt the grown-ups.’’

6. ‘’Let’s begin the meeting,’’ said the chairman.

7. ‘Eat more fruit and vegetables’, the doctor said.

8. ‘Shut the door but don’t lock it’, she said to us.

9. ‘Can you speak more slowly? I can’t understand’, he said to me.

10. Don’t come before 6 o’clock’, I said to him.


Тест по английскому языку 5 - 6 классы

  1. Чтение

Прочитай рассказ и выполни задание.

  Yesterday afternoon John’s mother was at work. John was at home with his father. They watched TV together. Then his father said: “Let’s cook dinner for Mum and we can all have dinner!” And they went to the kitchen. The father wanted to have some soup but John didn’t like it. They decided to have fish. The father took the fish and they started cooking it together.

  Then John went to his bedroom to do his homework. His father went to his room to read a book. They didn’t go to the kitchen again.

  After an hour, John’s mother came home. She was tired. But when she opened the door, she ran to the kitchen and cried: “Oh, no!” The kitchen was very dirty. They couldn’t eat the fish because it was black! John’s mother wasn’t happy. John and his father were sad, too.

  But then, John and his father cleaned the kitchen and cooked a pizza for dinner.


Выбери правильный ответ в соответствии с прочитанным текстом.

1. Yesterday John was at home …

    a) with his mother

    b) with his father

    c) with his mother and father

2. Yesterday John’s father said:

    a) “Let’s cook dinner for Mum together”.

    b) “Let’s do your homework together”.

    c) “Let’s watch TV together”.

3. At first they decided to…

    a) cook fish for dinner.

    b) cook soup for lunch.

    c) cook a pizza for dinner.

4. They started cooking fish and …

    a) John went to his bedroom to read a book.

    b) John went to his bedroom to watch TV.

    c) John went to his bedroom to do his homework.

5. John’s mother was unhappy because…

    a) John didn’t do his homework.

    b) the kitchen was dirty.

    c) John and his father cooked a pizza for dinner.

My Family

  1. Чтение

My name is Polly. I am ten. I am a schoolgirl. I go to school. I like learning English and playing puzzles. I would like to tell you about my family. It is neither big nor small. There are four of us.

I have got a mother. Her name is Jane. She is a teacher. She is very responsible and creative. She likes her work. Her hobbies are singing and shopping. My mother is fond of reading detective stories.

I have got a father. His name is Jack.  He is a doctor. He is clever and hardworking. My father likes playing golf. He goes in for sport to be healthy and strong. He is fond of fishing too.

My brother Nick is small. He is only four. He likes playing toys. Usually we get on well with him, but sometimes he is very naughty.

On Saturdays and Sundays we like to be together. Last Sunday we went to the country. We had a good rest.

Decide whether the following sentences are true or false, correct the false ones. (Какие из предложений правда, а какие нет?)

  1. Polly’s mother is a doctor.

  2. Polly has got a younger brother.

  3. Her brother Nick is a pupil.

  4. Polly is ten.

  5. Polly`s father is clever and hardworking..

  1. Чтение

My Mother’s Birthday

Task I: read & comprehend the following story.

My name is Kate. My family is a typical Russian family. There are four of us. I have got a mother. Her name is Ann. She is a teacher. She is very kind. Her hobbies are singing and shopping. My mother is fond of reading detective stories.

My father`s name is Peter.  He is a driver. He is clever and sporty. My father is fond of fishing. My brother Nick is small. He is only four. He likes playing with his toys.

We are a close and friendly family. We like to spend time and holidays together.

Tomorrow it will be my mother’s birthday. My brother and I will go shopping together with our father. We are going to buy our mum a birthday present. It will be a nice scarf. She would like to have a white one. And we shall buy flowers for her, too.

Tomorrow my brother and I will clean the flat. We won’t be lazy. Father will help us. Then we’ll make our kitchen clean and bright. Tomorrow we will lay the table. We would like our mother to be happy.

Task II: decide whether the following sentences are true or false, correct the false ones.

  1. There are five people in Kate’s family.

  2. Kate’s father is helpful.

  3. Tomorrow it will be Kate’s birthday.

  4. Kate will get a present tomorrow.

  5. Kate’s mother will get a red scarf for her birthday.

  6. Tomorrow Kate and her brother will clean the flat.

  7. Kate and her brother won’t be lazy tomorrow.

  8. Tomorrow the family will lay the table.

  1. Чтение

My Family

Task I: read & comprehend the following story.

My name is Polly. I am ten. I am a schoolgirl. I go to school. I like learning English and playing puzzles. I would like to tell you about my family. It is neither big nor small. There are four of us.

I have got a mother. Her name is Jane. She is a teacher. She is very responsible and creative. She likes her work. Her hobbies are singing and shopping. My mother is fond of reading detective stories.

I have got a father. His name is Jack.  He is a doctor. He is clever and hardworking. My father likes playing golf. He goes in for sport to be healthy and strong. He is fond of fishing too.

My brother Nick is small. He is only four. He likes playing toys. Usually we get on well with him, but sometimes he is very naughty.

On Saturdays and Sundays we like to be together. Last Sunday we went to the country. We had a good rest.

Task II: decide whether the following sentences are true or false, correct the false ones.

  1. Polly’s mother is a doctor.

  2. Polly has got a younger brother.

  3. Her brother Nick is a pupil.

  4. Polly is ten.

  5. There are five people in Polly’s family.

  6. Polly`s father is clever and hardworking..

  7. Last Sunday Polly’s family went to the Zoo.

  8. Last Sunday Polly’s family had a good rest.

Тексты по английскому  языку для 7-8 классов 

Чтение.  Установите соответствие тем A-H текстам 1-7.  Используйте каждую букву только один раз. В задании одна тема лишняя.


1. For the first time since 1948, the British capital will host the summer Olympic Games. It was the fourth participation of Britain in the battle to host the games after failed attempts of Birmingham for the 1992 Olympics and Manchester for 1996 and 2000. "I’m looking forward to what I’m sure will be a fantastic Olympic Games,” said Prince William.

2. There are many factors, both social and psychological, which influence the roles of teachers and learners in the classroom. The book "Roles of Teachers and Learners” by Tony Wright helps teachers to understand these roles. And the ways in which co-operative learning may best be fostered.

3. It’s calculated that Joanne Rowling, the author of very famous books about Harry Potter, is earning $36,000,000 daily and her total profit is already more than $1,000,000,000.

4. In 2005 " Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince” broke the previous record of Potter series itself as wall as all other records had ever held by freshly published books: more than 8.9 million copies had been sold within 24 hours since the moment of release.

5. The word "hamburger” comes from the name of the German city Hamburg and not from the word "ham”, and so the word "cheeseburger”, sometimes used to mean a similar kind of sandwich with cheese instead of meat, is based on a false analogy.

6. Reading works of literature gives students an insight into the variety of ways language has been handled over the last three centuries.  It is both rewarding and motivating for learners to discover they can understand the language, and that they can even enjoy the experience of reading an English or American classic.

7. The world’s famous cycling race comes to its exiting conclusion when the riders cap off three weeks of road racing and 21 stages with a sprint down the Champs Elysees in Paris. The Tour de France will be broadcast live daily at Sport land at 5 p. m. until the last stage on Sunday, June 24.

7-8 Чтение

 There is something about the English Channel that has always fascinated the human race and it has always played a special role in British history. The sea itself has always been important to mankind but the Channel often created a barrier between Great Britain and the Continent. This barrier has existed for more than 12,000 years and the desire to break it has occupied the minds of many people for almost two hundred years.
  The construction of the tunnel is perhaps the most incredible engineering project of the 20th century. In fact its completion was called a "technical triumph”.
  However, the first proposal to build a Channel Tunnel appeared in 1802, when a French engineer presented his project for two tunnels to cross it. Historians say Napoleon was interested in that plan. But Napoleon was more interested in fighting the British than in linking the two countries, and shortly afterwards a new war between England and France began. There were many other plans to build a tunnel but unfortunately all of them failed. It was not until after the last war that Britain and France began seriously considering the project. On the 12th February, 1986, Mrs. Thatcher and President Mitterrand signed the Franco-British Treaty which allowed the construction and the operation of the Channel Tunnel. The tunnel was completed eight years later.
  It is now very quick and easy to cross the Channel. You don’t have to book a ticket. The Channel Tunnel trains operate twenty-four hours a day, every day of the year. You can now cross the Channel in thirty-five minutes. At last the great barrier has been broken.
  In 1996, the American Society of Civil Engineers, with Popular Mechanics, selected the tunnel as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. 

1. What has always been important to all people?
a. The English Channel.
b. The sea.
c. The tunnel.

2. What did Europeans want to do for many years?
a. To create a barrier between Great Britain and the Continent.
b. To sign a contract on the construction of the tunnel.
c. To connect Great Britain and the continent by train service.

3. When did the Channel Tunnel begin to function?
a. In 1994.
b. In 1986.
c. In 1996.

4. Who proposed the first plan to build a tunnel under the Channel?
a. Napoleon
b. A French engineer.
c. President Mitterrand.

5. When did the construction of the tunnel become possible?
a. After the treaty had been signed.
b. After the engineering project had been presented.
c. After many other plans had been discussed.

6. Why is it easy to cross the Channel at present?
a. The tickets are cheap.
b. The tickets are sold everywhere.
c. The trains go day and night.

7. What is the best title for the text?
a. Engineering Projects.
b. The Channel Tunnel.
c. Seven Wonders of the World.

Ответы: Чтение (35 баллов)
1 задание (7 заданий по 2 балла, всего 14 баллов)
1  2  3  4  5  6  7
E  H  A  G  D  F  C

2 задание (7 заданий по 3 балла, всего 21 балл)
1  2  3  4  5  6  7
b  c  a  b  a  c  b

9-11 Reading.

Reading time – 15 min.

Read the text and fulfill the tasks given.

The Secrets of Happiness

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi has devoted his life to studying happiness. He believes he has found the key.

I've been fascinated by happiness most of my life. When I was a small boy, I noticed that though many of the adults around me were wealthyand educated, they were not always happy and this sometimes led them to behave in ways which I, as a child, thought strange. As a result of this, I decided to understand what happiness was and how best to achieve it. It was not surprising, then, that I decided to study psychology.

On arrival at the University of Chicago fifty years ago, I was disappointed to find that academic psychologists were trying to understand human behaviour by studying rats in a laboratory. I felt that there must be other more useful ways of learning how we think and feel. Although my original aim had been to achieve happiness for myself, I became more ambitious. I decided to build my career on trying to discover what made others happy also. I started out by studying creative people such as musicians, artists and athletes because they were people who devoted their lives to doing what they wanted to do, rather than things that just brought them financial rewards.

Later, l expanded the study by inventing a system called 'the experience sampling method'. Ordinary people were asked to keep an electronic pager for a week which gave out a beeping sound eight times a day. Every time it did so, they wrote down where they were, what they were doing, how they felt and how much they were concentrating. This system has now been used on more than 10,000 people and the answers are consistent: as with creative people, ordinary people are happiest when concentrating hard. After carrying out thirty years of research and writing eighteen books, I believe I have proved that happiness is quite different from what most people imagine. It is not something that can be bought or collected. People need more than just wealth and comfort in order to lead happy lives. I discovered that people who earn less than £10,000 are not generally as happy as people whose incomes are above that level. This suggests that there is a minimum amount of money we need to earn to make us happy. But below and above that dividing line, people's happiness has very little to do with how much poorer or richer they are. Multi-millionaires turn out to be only slightly happier than other people who are not so rich. What is more, people living in poverty are often quite happy.

I found that the most obvious cause of happiness is intense concentration. This must be the main reason why activities such as music, art, literature, sports and other forms of leisure have survived. In order to concentrate, whether you're reading a poem or building a sandcastle, what you need is a challenge that matches your ability. The way to remain continually happy therefore, is to keep finding new opportunities to improve your skills. This may mean learning to do your job better or faster, or doing other more difficult jobs. As you grow older you have to find new challenges which are more appropriate to your age.

I have spent my life studying happiness and now, as I look back, I wonder if I have achieved it. Overall, I think I have and my belief that I have found the keys to its secret has increased my happiness immeasurably.

Read the questions 1-3 and the underlined sentences. Choose the answer (А, В, С or D) which you think fits best according to the underlined sentences. Circle the correct letter.

1)  What does 'this' in line 5 refer to?

A the writer's decision to study psychology

В the writer's interest in happiness

С the writer's observations of adults

D the writer's unhappy childhood

2)  What did he consider was wrong with psychology 50 years ago?

A Psychologists were trying to achieve the wrong objectives.

В Psychologists were using the wrong scientific methods.

С Psychologists were not making sufficient progress with their experiments.

D Psychologists were carrying out experiments on animals.

3)  Why did he concentrate on creative people to begin with?

A They were obviously happier than other people.

В They had greater freedom than other people.

С They had clear aims in life.

D They did not try to become happy by making money.

Now, for questions 4-8, choose the answer (А, В, С or D) which you think fits best according to the text. Circle the correct letter.

4)  The 'experience sampling method' showed in general that

A creative people are happier than ordinary people.

В ordinary people and creative people are equally happy.

С people's happiness depends on who they are with.

D people are happier when they are very focused on an activity.

5)  What does the writer say about money and happiness?

A Below a certain level of income, people are not so happy.

В Poor people are often happier than rich people.

С There is no relationship between money and happiness.

D It is necessary to have money in order to be happy.

6)  What is that dividing line in line 25 ?

A a level below which people do not live so comfortably

В a line dividing poor countries from rich ones

С a line which divides happy people from unhappy people

D a line dividing millionaires from poor people

7)  According to the writer, people concentrate more when they are doing

A something which they find easy.

В something which they find difficult but possible.

С something which they find too difficult.

D more and more things all the time.

8)  What impression do you have of the writer of the text?

A He has become happier by studying happiness.

В He has been unhappy most of his life.

С He has always been a happy person.

D He has only been happy for short times.

9-11 Reading
Choose the most suitable heading for each paragraph

1 Knowing the good from the bad 6 The worst kind?
2 Different categories 7 Both sides benefit
3 A difficult distinction 8 How to hear lies
4 Why we need to lie 9 Visual signs
5 Learnt then forbidden 10 Not your responsibility

Can you imagine a whole day without telling lies? ‘Yes, of course,’ most people would answer, but then they’ve probably forgotten all those little lies that are said so easily — ‘This is delicious.’, ‘You look lovely in that shirt.’, ‘I’d love to come with you.’, etc. Lying is a way of making life run more smoothly.
We are told not to lie from the moment we learn how to do it. According to psychologist Catherine Brown, this is at the age of about four when children realize they can deceive people. We are not born liars.
In childhood, the line between imagination and lying is often not clear. Children are praised for creative imagination, but generally criticized for hiding the truth.
As adults we have definite ideas about which kind of lies are OK and which are not. Very often the reason for lie is the important thing in accepting or rejecting the lie.
Generally speaking there are three types of lies, and liars. The first sort of liar wants to please people, the second wants to protect him or herself, the third sort doesn’t care about other people and lies to get what he or she wants.
If someone is fishing for compliments and you tell them what they want to hear, you probably think it’s a ‘kind’ lie. However, you get something as a result of this lie — affection, friendship, peace and quiet.
When you lie for self-protection, the reason is clearer. To explain your lateness, you tell your boss the train was cancelled, not that you overslept. You cannot be blamed for being late, because you are not responsible for the ‘behaviour’ of the train and the consequences.
The third sort of lie could be more dangerous. It is, for example, the kind that people tell in order to climb up the ladder at work, without caring who gets hurt in the process.
But what about being lied to? Can you spot when someone is telling you a lie? Apparently there are some verbal clues — lots of ums and ahs — and liars take longer to answer a question. They also speak faster but don’t always give the right amount of detail.
And then there’s body language. Experts say there are certain things that can help identify someone who’s not telling the truth. Speaking through their fingers and putting their hands over the face is one. Playing with their hair or clothes and being unable to stay still for any length of time is another. But the truth of the matter is that we all lie at some time, and if anyone tells you they don’t, they’re lying.



Read the following magazine article about mobile phones and answer        questions 1-5. Indicate the letter A, B, C or D against the number of each question in the table given below. Give only one answer to each question.

Menace or Convenience:

The lure of the mobile phone

A friend of mine was a penniless student at university in 1985 when she started to go out with a man who lived in an oil-rich eastern state. To all her friends he seemed like the possessor of boundless riches, not least because he gave her a mobile phone so that he could contact her at any point of her day directly from his home country. Although virtually none of us had ever seen a mobile phone, the overriding reaction was, ‘What a waste of money ringing all that way’ as opposed to, ‘Wow, that’s brilliant.’ From their earliest incarnations,  these telephones have never had the capacity to thrill us in the way that other new bits of technology can. Sighs of contempt, rather than envy, would be breathed in all the first-class train carriages where mobiles started ringing in the late 1980s.

By the mid 1990s, the mobile was no longer the preserve of image-conscious businessmen. Suddenly, it seemed, every petty criminal could be seen organising their dodgy deals as they shouted into stolen ones in the street. It was at this point that I bought a mobile. I had been sneering for years , but I reasoned that as everyone now had one, surely no-one would be offended or irritated by mine, as long as I used it exclusively in the back of taxis or other places where I could avoid intruding on people’s mental privacy.

But I immediately grew to depend on it and constantly checked that I had it, in the way that habitual smokers are said to keep checking for their cigarettes. And it affected my behavior. Without the means of ringing ahead to say I was going to be late, for example, would I have set off for my business appointment with so little time to spare? I began to understand how those inexperienced walkers come to call out the Mountain Rescue Team from the top of some perilous peak. Without the false sense of security the phone in their pocket provided, they wouldn’t have gone up there in the first place.

What’s more, after a while, I realised that once it has got a hold on you, all telephone calls are urgent in exact proportion to the availability of a mobile to announce them. Because our modern lives have so much capacity for urgency, the mobile is turning into an enemy rather than a helpmate. It is enabling us to dash from one activity to another in the mistaken belief that we can still be in touch – with work, with other family members. Yet, although we are constantly on standby, we are not in a position to be fully engaged with anything else. No mental commitment to the task in hand is possible when the mobile can ring at any moment with another demand for our attention, no matter how legitimate. In this way, I began to feel persecuted rather than liberated.

And mobiles may be even more sinister than any of us could have dreamt. When activated, it seems, they serve as miniature tracking devices which, unknown to their owners, reveal their whereabouts at any given time, even if no calls are made or received. In a recent murder trial, the police showed that the suspect travelled to and from the murder scene, despite his having denied this, through using the computer records of his mobile’s whereabouts.

But what has really put me off my phone is a conversation I had with a terrifyingly important man – one of the most conspicuously successful in Britain. He had been to dinner the night before with two other such figures. ‘Do you know,’ he said, ‘they sat there taking calls all through dinner.’ What a let down. In my book, importance is denoted not by a ringing mobile, but rather by the ability to build up the kind of efficient and trustworthy support team that ensures you never to need to take an urgent call in public. One suspects moreover, that it is the very existence of the mobile phone that prevents effective delegation in such situations, that it represents a menace rather than a convenience.

  1. According to the writer, how did people react when the first mobile phones were introduced in the 1980s?

They were rather suspicious of them.

They saw how useful they might be.

They realised how popular they would be.

They were generally unimpressed by them.

  1. Why did the writer eventually decide to buy a mobile phone?

She accepted that one was needed for her work.

She realised they had become widely accepted.

She had seen how to use one effectively.

She had got used to the idea of them.

  1. What immediate change did the mobile phone make to her life?

It tended to make her less reliable.

It caused her to do irrational things.

It led her into dangerous situations.

It forced her to make better use of her time.

  1. Why did she eventually come to resent her mobile phone?

It allowed her employers to monitor her movements.

It prevented her from concentrating on what she was doing.

It allowed people to make unreasonable demands on her.

It meant that her work was invading her free time.

  1. The writer tells us the anecdote about the important man to show that mobile phones

are essential in modern business.

are a nuisance in social situations.

may lead to less efficient management.

 may lead to a loss of business confidentiality.

9-11 Прочитайте рассказ и выполните задания А15—А21. В каждом задании обведите цифру 1, 2, 3 или 4, соответствующую выбранному вами варианту ответа.

There was a small breeze when Christine came out for her lunch as she usually did, even when it was raining, instead of going up to the store canteen. You could never get a table to yourself there, and whoever sat with you always wanted to complain about the shop, the customers, the management or the canteen food. Everyone at Gold-Wynn’s seemed to have a complaint of some kind, although it was one of the best London stores to work for, and many of the staff had been there for years — some of them were long past retiring age. This was because the management let them stay on even when they were really past it, like poor old Martha, who was always trying to sell people dresses that were much too old for them.

Christine herself had been in the book department for more than four years. She had started as a junior, knocking over piles of books and breaking the till once a week in her efforts to serve customers quickly. Now she was Head Salesperson and moved calmly around the department between the bright new paperbacks, knowing that book customers liked to take their time, unlike the people who stampeded through the other parts of the shop with never a moment to spare.

She knew every book in the place and all about the new ones before they came out. She was said to be Mr Parker's right-hand person — and heaven knows he needed one — and was sometimes asked into his office to meet a favored publisher's representative.

The book department, partly due to Mr Parker's weak administration and partly because it was thought to be sophisticated, was the only department in Goldwyn's where you did not have to wear black. This led to some confusion as to who was an assistant and who was a customer, not untypical of bookshops, and accounted for the distressed look of people who picked up a book they wanted but were afraid of having their elbows grasped by the store detective before they could find someone to take their money.

Christine was wearing her grey suit today. She liked the grey suit. She had liked it for a long time, because she had accepted her aunt's advice that it was better to buy an expensive suit that would last than to keep buying cheap suits that looked very smart for a few weeks, until they began to wrinkle at the elbows and sag at the seat. The grey suit had been what the shop had called a 'classic', which meant that nobody would ever turn round in the street to look at it, but it would stand having its skirt taken up or let down according to the swings of fashion.

Christine liked her work, as much as one can like any job that imprisons one from nine till five-thirty. She liked Goldwyn's, but she 
was always glad to get away from it at lunchtime, even though it meant queuing for a table at one of the restaurants and teashops that fed the local shop-workers. Here people tended to eat with one eye on their watches and had a taste for things like pasta and puddings which were the most filling at the least cost. But Christine, once seated, enjoyed a leisurely, if lonely, sandwich.

Alice, who was her junior, was always meeting people at lunch-time. Even if it was only a man who had picked up her handkerchief in the cafeteria, she made it sound exciting, like an adventure. Alice and the other junior, Helen, were always giggling in the classics section where the customers did not go much. If Christine came along, they would suddenly look serious and pretend to be straightening books. Christine thought this should have made her feel very old, but it didn't. She was so much happier than she had been at the giggling age. She liked her authority in the book department. Sometimes, outside, she insecurely wondered how she stood in relation to the rest of the world. At Goldwyn's she was someone.

А) Christine preferred not to have lunch at work because she wanted to avoid

  1. her colleagues. 3) the customers. 

  2. the canteen food. 4) the management. 

B) Christine was particularly valuable to Mr Parker because 

  1. publishers' representatives liked her. 

  2. she had good relations with customers. 

  3. she had knowledge which he lacked. 

  4. she knew which books would sell. 

С) In paragraph 4 'This' refers to 

  1. Mr Parker's attitude to customers. 

  2. the assistants' free choice of clothes. 

  3. a confusing situation. 

  4. the book department. 

D) Customers in the book department sometimes looked uncomfortable because 

  1. it was unlike other bookshops. 

  2. the assistants watched them closely. 

  3. there were no prices on the books. 

  4. they didn't know who to pay. 

E) Which word most accurately describes Christine's grey suit? 

  1. fashionable. 3) original. 

  2. inexpensive. 4) practical. 

F) The disadvantage for Christine of the places she went to for lunch was

  1. the fact that they were crowded. 

  2. the speed with which she had to eat. 

  3. the type of food they served. 

  4. the type of people who ate there. 

G) How did Christine regard the junior members of staff? 

  1. She found them amusing. 

  2. She found them annoying. 

  3. They made her feel important. 

  4. They made her feel old. 

9-11  Reading    

Each of us has the way and what will be your destiny depends in many respects and on you. Someone will become already history of school as the well-known athlete, the winner of the subject Olympic Games; someone will glorify our city or can even the country. And the ordinary fifteen-year-old boy became famous as the war hero who rescued many people. All the history is made by people, and the future depends on us too.

But until the history of the future isn’t written, we will remember that it was with our Homeland in the past.

More than seventy years ago the Great Patriotic War began which claimed many millions of the lives of our fellow citizens, family - people whom we are obliged by the freedom and independence.

Pioneer-hero Victor Nowicki, brutally murdered by the Nazis September 8, 1942 in Novorossiysk was one of these heroes.
Victor was a foster son in the family of Mikhail Alexandrovich and Maria Petrovna Nowicki. His father worked as a draftsman, his mother was a telephone operator. First and second class(1935-1937.) Victor studied at school №2 of Zernograd. Before the war the family moved to the city of Novorossiysk. His cherished dream was to become a sailor after high school. But the war has changed... Novorossiysk was invaded the Germans, Victor was one of the defenders of the city. For two hours he kept tower, shot from a gun, blocked the way of enemies. He threw grenades from the porch... But the Germans still managed to get to the tower. Wounded, bleeding the boy was grabbed, poured flammable liquid, set on fire.
 So the young hero didn't pass the enemy on a threshold of the house. To the end he has performed his duty.

Only one day Victor did not live before his birthday. September 9, 1942, he would have been 15 years and 8 September, he died defending from enemies of their city. His name was named street in Novorossiysk and dry-cargo ship. Legendary tower, which among other things was for the city of great historical and architectural value, was demolished in 1956. In its place now a neat little obelisk stands: "the Young defender Novorossiysk, pioneer hero-Vitya Nowicki, 1927-1942". As for the city of Zernograd school reveres the memory of his pupil, pioneer of Vitya Nowicki, who died the death of the hero in Novorossiysk in the fight against the Nazi invaders. In Zernograd the monument is also delivered to Vitya Nowicki.


a draftsman- чертежник

cherished- заветная

porch- крыльцо

pour flammable liquid- облить горючей жидкостью

threshold- порог


  1. Give the title of the text.

  2. Write the sentences in the right order.

  1. Pioneer-hero Victor Nowicki, brutally murdered by the Nazis September 8, 1942 in Novorossiysk was one of these heroes.

  2. But the war has changed...

  3. Victor studied at school №2 of Zernograd.

  4. In Zernograd the monument is also delivered to Vitya Nowicki..

  5. Victor was one of the defenders of the city.

  6. His cherished dream was to become a sailor after high school.

  1. Find sentences which prove that Victor Nowicki was a hero.

  2. Make up 5 questions to the text.

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