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Тестовое задание по теме «Знаменитые люди Великобритании и США»

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Тестовое задание по теме

«Знаменитые люди Великобритании и США»

Автор работы: Романова Нелли Викторовна, учитель английского языка, Средняя школа № 82 город Ульяновск.

Описание работы: Данный тест будет полезен учителям английского языка для проведения в 6 классе с целью контроля знаний учащихся по теме «Знаменитые люди Великобритании и США» на уроках и внеурочных занятиях. Тест охватывает сведения о писателях, ученых, музыкантах и других знаменитых людях Великобритании и США. hello_html_m643b1e4.png


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Цели и задачи:

Образовательные: обобщение изученного материала по теме «Знаменитые люди Великобритании и США»; актуализация страноведческого материала; совершенствование навыков чтения и говорения; совершенствование лексических навыков.

Развивающие: повышение уровня мотивации к изучению английского языка; развитие познавательной активности; развитие внимания, памяти, воображения и логического мышления.

Воспитательные: воспитывать чувство сопричастности к мировой культуре.



Choose the correct variant.

  1. Elizabeth II was …

  1. An actress

  2. The Queen

  3. Princess

  1. Diana was …

  1. An actress

  2. The Queen

  3. Princess

  1. Abraham Lincoln was …

  1. The Prime Minister of GB

  2. The President of the USA

  3. The King

  1. Alexander Graham Bell was …

  1. A writer

  2. A scientist

  3. A minister

  1. Jack London was …

  1. An American writer

  2. A British writer

  3. A British actor

  1. James Fenimore Cooper was …

  1. A British writer

  2. An American writer

  3. A British engineer

  1. Elvis Presley was …

  1. A British writer

  2. An American actor

  3. An American singer

  1. Fred Perry was …

  1. A tennis player

  2. A scientist

  3. A pianist

  1. James Hadly Chase was …

  1. A musician

  2. A writer

  3. A sportsman

  1. Eleanor Farjeon was …

  1. An English author of children’s stories

  2. An English author of detective stories

  3. An American author of children’s stories

Keys: 1b, 2c, 3b, 4b, 5a, 6b, 7c, 8a, 9b, 10a.

Match the names of the famous British people (1-10) with the information about them on the right (a-j).

Robert Burns
  1. A well-known scientist

  1. Agatha Christie

  1. A Scottish poet

  1. Sir Isaac Newton

  1. The Prime Minister

  1. Joseph Turner

  1. A famous singer and musician

  1. Paul McCartney

  1. A writer of detective stories

  1. Margaret Thatcher

  1. A famous actor

  1. William Shakespeare

  1. A famous artist

  1. Daniel Jacob Radcliffe

  1. An English admiral

  1. Horatio Nelson

  1. A famous writer of plays and a poet

  1. Charles Darwin


  1. A famous biologist



Keys: 1b, 2e, 3a, 4g, 5d, 6c, 7i, 8f, 9h, 10j.



Match the names of the famous American people (A-F) with the sentences

(1-5). One name is extra.

  1. Walt Disney

  2. Neil Armstrong

  3. Martin Luther king

  4. Henry Ford

  5. Charlie Chaplin

  6. Mark Twain

  1. The American astronaut first stepped on the surface of the Moon.

  2. His cartoon films are popular all over the world.

  3. He was the leader of the Black civil rights movement in the USA.

  4. He was a famous American actor called “The Little Tramp”.

  5. He was the first to use an assembly line in car making, which made cars

Keys: 1B, 2A, 3C, 4E, 5D.



Match the names of the famous British people (A-F) with the sentences (1-5). One name is extra.

  1. William Shakespeare

  2. Sir Isaac Newton

  3. Princess Diana

  4. Paul McCartney

  5. Daniel Defoe

  6. Horatio Nelson


  1. All the British admire that man. He was a brave and skillful admiral. He won the battle of Trafalgar.

  2. The British called her “the Queen of people’s hearts”. She was well-known for her charity; she helped people with dangerous diseases. At the age of 20 she married Prince Charles and they had two sons.

  3. His name is well known all over the world. He acted at the London theatre called “The Globe” and wrote tragedies, historical plays, comedies and poetry. His plays are still popular – not only in England but in the whole world.

  4. He is one of the greatest men in the history of science. He was born in a small village in England in 1642, studied mathematics and physics at Cambridge University. He discovered the universal law of gravitation.

  5. He was a famous English writer of the eighteenth century. He wrote his famous book when he was nearly 60 years old. His book was based on the real adventures of a sailor, who had lived alone for four years on a desert island. For this book he was called “the father of English prose”.


Keys: 1F, 2C, 3A, 4B, 5E.


There are a lot of outstanding writers in Great Britain. Their works are well known all over the world. Do you know who wrote these books? Match the authors (a-i) and their works (1-10).

Romeo and Juliet”

David Copperfield”

The adventures of Sherlock Holmes”

Alice in Wonderland”

The cat that walked by himself”

Headless rider”

Robinson Crusoe”

Rikki-Tikki-Tavi”

Gulliver’s travels”

Treasure Island”


  1. Rudyard Kipling

  2. Charles Dickens

  3. William Shakespeare

  4. Conan Doyle

  5. Lewis Carroll

  6. Robert Louis Stevenson

  7. Maine Reid

  8. Daniel Defoe

  9. Jonathan Swift




















Keys: 1c, 2c, 3b, 4b, 5a, 6b, 7c, 8a, 9b, 10a.

Answer the questions

  1. Who invented the phonograph and the light bulb?

  2. Who wrote the book “The Old Man and the Sea”?

  3. Who acted at the London theatre called “The Globe”?

  4. Who lived in Alaska for some years and wrote 152 stories about the North?

  5. Which of the British monarchs said: “I know I have a body of a week and feeble woman but I have a heart and stomach of a King”?

  6. Who was the only woman-scientist in the world who became a Nobel Prize winner twice?

  7. Who founded the company Microsoft?

  8. What was Mark Twain’s real name?

  9. Who made jeans?

  10. Who was the first President of the USA?

Keys: 1. Thomas Edison; 2. Ernest Hemingway; 3. William Shakespeare; 4. Jack London; 5. Queen Elizabeth I; 6. Marie Curie; 7. Bill Gates; 8. Samuel Langhorn Clemens; 9. Levi Strauss; 10. George Washington.

Read the texts and decide which writer the sentence is about.

  1. His medical knowledge was a great help to him in his detective stories.

  2. He had to work at the age of ten.

  3. He started the fashion of detective story.

  4. She is the Queen of crime.

  5. At the age of 25 he became one of the best newspaper reporter in London.

  6. He knew the life of London very well.

  7. The books of this writer have been translated into 103 foreign languages.

  8. This writer didn’t go to school and got education at home.

  9. The main character of his books is the most famous detective in the world.

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens was a famous English writer. He was born on the 7th of February, 1812. His father worked in an office. He was a very clever man, but he was very poor. When Charles was 10 years old, his family went to London. There his father got into debt (as he had little money) and then into debtor's prison. So little Charles began to work when he was ten. He worked at a small factory in London, pasting labels on blacking bottles. He had to work at the factory for two years. Then he went to school for three years. At the age of 15 he began to work in a London lawyer’s office. He didn’t like this work. When he was 25 years old he became one of the famous and best newspaper reporters in London. He liked this work. He knew the life of London and wrote about it in his articles.

In 1837 he published his first novel «The Pickwick Papers». And the young reporter became a famous writer. Then he published novel after novel - «Oliver Twist», «Dombey and Son», «David Copperfield» and many other good books.

He is one of the greatest novelists in the English literature. Dickens lived more than a hundred years ago, but people in the whole world like to read his books today, because in his books he showed a real world and people of Victorian England.

Arthur Conan Doyle

With the words "Elementary, my dear Watson ..." the most famous detective of all time, Sherlock Holmes, starts to explain a crime to his friend, Dr. Watson. That phrase has now entered the English language. Who invented Sherlock Holmes? Arthur Conan Doyle was his inventor. Arthur Conan Doyle was born in Scotland, of Irish parents. He was a doctor. In 1882 he moved from Scotland to England to set up a practice. One of the doctors he worked for, Dr. Joseph Bell, was the model for Sherlock Holmes's friend, Dr. Watson. Conan Doyle's medical knowledge was a great help to him in his detective stories. Conan Doyle started the fashion of the detective story. Today the fashion goes on — with Simenon's Inspector Maigret stories and the stories of other writers. Sherlock Holmes after more than eighty years is still the most famous detective in the world. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the novelist, first created his famous character, Sherlock Holmes, in 1885. Six years later, when he wrote another group of stories about the detective, Sherlock Holmes was a name that everybody knew. When Conan Doyle began to get tired of writing detective stories, he decided to 'kill' Holmes. He wrote a story in which Holmes meets his great enemy, Professor Moriarty, in Switzerland. Holmes and Moriarty fight, and fall over a cliff and are both killed. The public didn't like it. Conan Doyle had to write another story in which Holmes comes back. Conan Doyle was a famous writer. He became popular because of his love for people

Agatha Christie

Agatha Christie is known all over the world as the Queen of Crime. She wrote 78 detective novels, 19 plays, and 6 romantic novels. Her books have been translated into 103 foreign languages. They are the third best-selling books in the world (after Shakespeare's works and the Bible). Many of her novels and short stories have been filmed.

Agatha Christie was born at Torquay, Devonshire. She was educated at home and took singing lessons in Paris. She began writing at the end of the First World War. Her first novel, "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" was published in 1920. That was the first appearance of Hercule Poirot, who became one of the most famous private detectives since Sherlock Holmes.

When Agatha Cristie got tired of Hercule Poirot she invented Miss Marple, a deceptively mild old lady with her own method of investigation.

Agatha Christie's success with millions of readers lies in her ability to combine clever plots with excellent character drawing and a keen sense of humour with a great observation. Her plots always mislead the reader and keep him in suspense. He cannot guess who the criminal is. Fortunately, evil is always conquered in her novels.

Keys: 1 Conan Doyle, 2 Charles Dickens, 3 Conan Doyle, 4 Agatha Christie, 5 Charles Dickens, 6 Charles Dickens, 7 Agatha Christie, 8 Agatha Christie, 9 Conan Doyle.



Cписок использованной литературы:

  1. И. Ю. Баканова «600 устных тем для школьников и поступающих в вузы» М., «Дрофа» 2001;

  2. Т.П. Ванина, М.С.Евдокимов «Тестовые задания по английскому языку» М.,

«Лист»1999;

  1. Т.Ю.Журина «55устных тем по английскому языку для школьников» М., «Дрофа», 1999

  2. В.В.Ощепкова, И.И.Шустилова «О Британии вкратце» М., «Лист» 2000

  3. В.В.Ощепкова «США: география, история…» М., «Лист» 2000

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