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Муниципальное бюджетное общеобразовательное учреждение средняя общеобразовательная школа № 1 г. Курганинска










Материалы для подготовки школьников к олимпиаде

по английскому языку









Громова Зоя Владимировна


















г. Курганинск


Пояснительная записка


Тестовые  задания для учащихся 8 классов средней общеобразовательной школы. Рекомендуемое время для проведения работы – 2 часа. В части Use of English учащиеся должны раскрыть скобки, поставив глагол в нужную форму. На это отводится 30 минут. В части Reading проверяется умение понимать текст в целом и распознавать детали. Учащимся необходимо так же выполнить задания к тексту. На это отводится 45 минут. В части Writing необходимо написать личное письмо (100-150 слов). На это отводится 30 минут. Часть Speaking состоит из двух частей: проверка навыков монологической и диалогической речи.

Тесты составлены с учетом программы по английскому язы­ку для средних школ и направлены на контроль правил чтения, лингвострановедческих знаний, грамматических и лексических навыков. Приведенные ключи позволят проверить правильность выполнения заданий и помогут избежать типичных ошибок.















Test 1

I. Прочитайте текст и ответьте на вопросы.

A certain king was in the habit of writing verses. He thought highly of them. Since he was a king the people to whom he showed them tried to praise them too. Once he showed his verses to a wise man. The wise man didn't like them. It made the king very angry and he put the man into prison. Some time passed and the king decided to set him free. The king invited him to dinner and showed him his new verses. Then he asked the wise man what he thought of them. The wise man turned to the king and said, "Send me back to prison."


1. Was the king wise?

2. Why did the wise man ask to send him back to prison?

II. Поставьте вопрос к подчеркнутому члену предложения.

The king thought highly of his verses.

III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.

One bright afternoon Major Brown (I — go) out for his usual after-dinner walk. The major (2 — be) a little man, very energetic and strong-looking. Some time before Major Brown (3 — retire) from the army and now (4 — live) on a small pension. He (5 — be) a brave and successful solider but he never (6 — like) being a military man. He (7 — take) a small house in London and (8 — devote) the rest of his life to growing his favourite flowers – pansies in his little garden.

As the major slowly (9 — walk) along a narrow street he suddenly (10 — see) a most pleasant sight. A large, heavy man (11 — push) before him a barrow full of pansies. The major pever (12 — see) such beautiful flowers. He (13 — come) up to the man and (14 — begin) to talk to him. At first he only (15 — want) to buy some of the pansies but finally he (16 — decide) to buy them all.

"I (17 — tell) you something, sir," (18— say) the man and (19 — look) around. "If you (20 — interest) in such things, you just get on to that wall," and the man (21 — point) to the garden wall by which they (22 — stand). "The finest collection of yellow pansies in England (23 — be) in that garden," whispered the man. How it (24 — happen) no one ever (25 — know) but the fact (26 — be) that a second later the major (27 — stand) on the garden wall. At the next moment he (28— forget) everything. In the very centre of the garden he (29 — see) a large bed of the most beautiful yellow pansies. But it (30— be) not the beauty of the pansies that (31 – surprise) him. It (32 — be) something else: the pansies (33 — arrange) in gigantic capital letters which (34 — form) the sentence "Death to Major Brown." An old man (35 — water) them. Brown (36 – look) back at the road behind him. The man with the barrow (37 – disappear). Then he (38 — look) again at the flowerbed that had the terrible words. The evening air (39 – be) so still, the garden (40 — look) so quiet. Suddenly Major Brown (41 — see) the watering can (42 — fall) from the old man's hand.

IV. Выберите правильный вариант.

1. Mother doesn't have much free time. Neither ... .

a) do I, b) do I have, c) I do, d) I am.

2. It has been snowing all day. I wonder when ... .

a) will it stop, b) does it stop, c) it stops, d) it will stop.

3. This is ... useful advice.

a) such, b) such a, c) so, d) so a.

4.1 have two rooms. One is a bedroom, and ... is a sitting room.

a) other, b) the other, c) another, d) others.

5. He ... his hat to welcome us.

a) rose, b) has risen, c) raised, d) is rising.

6. I haven't the slightest idea of what I ... to do in this situation.

a) could, b) ought, c) would, d) should.

7. They let their children ... different pets at home.

a) keeps, b) keeping, c) keep, d) to keep.

8. You have to support your children, ... ?

a) have you, b) haven't you, c) do you, d) don't you.

9. We all... mistakes when we are young.

a) do, b) make, c) did, d) made.

10. Something is wrong with the watch. Can you repair ... ?

a) they, b) it, c) them, d) its.

11. She looks ... today.

a) happily, b) happy, c) nicely, d) beautifully.

12. I'll give the book back as soon as he ... it.

a) will want, b) want, c) wants, d) doesn't want.

13. When the phone rang I... a bath.

a) had, b) was having, c) had been having, d) have been had.

14. Не ... whenever he goes to the theatre.

a) is boring, b) has bored, c) bores, d) is bored.

15. If it ... rain, we'll have the party outside.

a) won't, b) wouldn't, c) doesn't, d) didn't.

16. When I arrived at the party, Tom ... home.

a) had already gone, b) has already gone, c) already went, d) have already gone.

17. Is that the man ... yesterday?

a) you're met, b) met you, c) you met, d) has met you

18. We couldn't find the cat... .

a) any, b) nowhere, c) anywhere, d) everywhere.

19. He won't let anyone ... his records.

a) to touch, b) to have touched, c) touch, d) touching.

20. ... already dark outside.

a) There was, b) It was, c) There had been, d) It had been.

V. Переведите на английский язык.

1. Что ты делаешь сегодня вечером?

2. Я опоздала на десять минут.

3. Кто из вас самый старший в семье?

4. Можно мне еще чаю?

5. Мы спросили, сколько времени нам потребуется, чтобы добраться поездом до Ярославля.

VI. Выберите правильный ответ.

1. What is Humpty Dumpty?

a) a toy, b) an egg, c) an animal, d) a bird.

2. Where is the official residence of the Queen?

a) Chatham House, b) Regent Palace, c) Westminster Palace, d) Buckingham Palace.

3. What is Benjamin Britten?

a) an architect, b) a composer, c) a writer, d) a politician

4. What is the emblem of Wales?

a) Rose, b) Leek, c) Thistle, d) Shamrock.

5. What's the name of the Queen's eldest son? a) Charles, b) Philip, c) Andrew, d) Edward.






Test 2

I. Прочитайте и ответьте на вопросы.

A rich old businessman decided to make his will. He told his lawyer he would give 5 thousand pounds to each of his employees who had been working with him for 20 years or more. The lawyer was surprised at such generosity of the businessman. But the businessman said that he wasn't going to be generous at all because none of his employees had worked for him longer than a year. He only wanted to produce a favourable impression on the public for he was sure it would look nice in the newspapers.


1. The old businessman wasn't generous, was he?

2. Why did the businessman make such a will?

II. Поставьте вопрос к подчеркиутому члену предложения.

Не promised to give five thousand pounds to each of his employees.

III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.


If you (1 — like) stories I (2 — tell) you a true story. It (3 — happen) to a friend of mine a year ago. While my friend Geoige (4 — to read) in bed two thieves (5 — climb) into his kitchen. After they (6 — enter) the house, they (7 — go) into the dining room. It (8 — be) very dark, so they (9 — turn) on a torch (фонарь). Suddenly they (10 — hear) a voice behind them. "What (11 — be) up?" someone (12 — call). The thieves (13 — drop) the torch and (14— run) away as fast as they (15 — can). Geoige (16 — hear) the noise and (17— come) downstairs quickly. He (18 — turn) on the light but couldn't sec anything. The thieves already (19 — go). But George's parrot Henry (20 – be) still there. "What (21 — be) up?" he (22 — call). "Nothing," George (23 – say) and (24 – smile). "If something (25— happen) I (26— let) you (27— know)." And George (28 — leave) the room.


The relations between dolphins and human beings long (1 — surprise) people. These relations (2 — last) for thousands of years. Pictures of dolphins (3 — use) to decorate the coins of ancient Greeks. Sailors (4— consider) the presence of dolphins near ships to be good luck. Now dolphins (5 — train) and they (6 — take) part in performances that both children and grown-ups (7 — like). When you (8 — spend) your holiday on the Black Sea coast you (9 — can) see dolphins (10 — play) near the shore. They usually (11 — come) early in the morning and before sunset. They (12 — consider) to be our friends. No one ever (13 — see) a dolphin attack human beings.

IV. Выберите правильный вариант.

1. My dream is to visit ... Sahara.

a) the, b) а, с) — , d) an.

2. The Second World War ... in 1939.

a) broke out, b) broke up, c) broke open, d) broke off.

3. This test consists ... a number of multiple-choice questions.

a) — , b) in, c) of, d) for.

4. She could ... open her eyes.

a) hard, b) hardly, c) badly, d) well.

5. Peter ... since he left school.

a) was working, b) works, c) has been working, d) will be working.

6. Jane is as ... as her elder sister.

a) tall, b) taller, c) the tallest, d) much taller.

7. Take your umbrella. It ... .

a) rain, b) rained, c) is raining, d) rains.

8. I knew him ... a considerate man.

a) was, b) is, c) to be, d) be.

9. He said they ... to buy flowers for her.

a) forgot, b) forget, c) have forgotten, d) had forgotten.

10. When I came they ... things.

a) pack, b) packed, c) were packing, d) were packed.

11. Mrs White ... Mary that she was going away. a) said, b) told, c) talked, d) spoke.

12. This is ... very important news.

a) a, b) the, c) — , d) an.

13. They ... yet.

a) didn't arrive, b) haven't arrived, c) don't arrive, d) won't arrive.

14. How old ... when you got married?

a) are you, b) will you be, c) were you, d) have you been.

15. I am not very good ... learning languages.

a) at, b) in, c) of, d) while.

16.1 don't know if she ... to the party.

a) comes, b) will come, c) had come, d) would come.

17. You ... work hard to pass the exam.

a) must, b) can, c) may, d) might.

18. Don't worry. All your expenses ... .

a) will pay, b) will be paid, c) had been paid, d) are paying.

19. Is there ... strange in what she is saying?

a) some, b) anything, c) any, d) no.

20. This time she has ... mistakes in her test.

a) fewer, b) less, c) fewest, d) little.

V. Переведите на английский язык.

1. Мне будет трудно переводить этот текст без словаря.

2. Мама сказала, что, когда придет, отпустит нас погулять.

3. Сколько стоит эта книга?

4. Какая река длиннее: Волга или Миссисипи?

5. Школа — на другой стороне улицы.

VI. Выберите правильный ответ.

1. For Christmas dinner the English usually have ... .

a) chicken, b) roast beef, c) fish, d) turkey.

2. The Whispering Gallery is situated in ... .

a) Westminster Abbey, b) St. Paul's Cathedral, c) Tower, d) Hyde Park.

3. What is Eisteddfod?

a) a county, b) a dish, c) a festival, d) a dance.

4. Who wrote "Winnie-the-Pooh"?

a) L. Carroll, b) O. Wilde, c) J.R. Tolkien, d) A. Milne.

5. What is custard?

a) cream, b) a pudding, c) a pie, d) a tart.














Test 3

I. Прочитайте текст и ответьте на вопросы.

Enrico Caruso, a famous Italian singer, often said, "No one is so well-known as he thinks." He knew it by his own experience. Once he came to the United States to give concerts. One day he was driving to New York and his car broke down. It was near the farm and he asked the farmer to help him repair the car. When the car was repaired, Caruso paid the farmer for his work and gave him his photograph with his name on it. The farmer read the name on the photograph and cried out, "What a luck! I've never dreamed of receiving the greatest traveller Robinson Crusoe in my house!"


1. What did Caruso know by his own experience?

2. Who did the farmer, take Caruso for?

II. Поставьте вопрос к подчеркнутому члену предложения.

Once he came to the US to give concerts.

III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.

When he (1 — be) twenty-three years old Paul Morel (2 — send) a landscape to the winter picture show at Nottingham Castle. His pictures already (3 — admire) greatly and (4 — talk) much about.

One morning the young postman (5 — come) just as Paul (6 — wash up) in the kitchen. Suddenly Paul (7 — hear) a loud cry that (8 — come) from the front door. He (9 — hurry) to the door and (10 — find) his mother with a letter in her hand that the postman (11 — hand) to her.

Mrs Morel (12 - cry): "Hurrah!"

Paul (13 – surprise) and (14 – shock). "Why, Mother!" he (15 — exclaim). "Hurrah, my boy! I (16 — know) you (17 — get) it!" He (18 — be) afraid for her — that small woman with grey hair who (19 — cry) so excitedly. The postman (20 — come) back, as he (21 — be) afraid something (22 — happen). Mrs Morel (23 — open) the door to him.

"His picture (24 — get) the first prize, Fred!" she (25 — cry).

"And it (26 — buy) by a Major Moreton!"

The young postman, whom they (27 — know) all their life (28 — be) glad he (29 — bring) such an important letter.

"The letter (30 — say) how much the picture (31 — sell) for?"

"It (32 – sell) for 20 guineas!"

Paul (33 — follow) his mother into the room. He (34 — be) sure she (35 — make) some mistake reading the letter and now he (36 — want) to read it. He slowly (37 — read) the letter over unable to believe that it (38 — be) true.

"Mother!" he (39 – exclaim).

"Didn't I say we (40 – do) it, Paul!"

IV. Выберите правильный вариант.

1. When she arrived we ... dinner.

a) have had, b) were having, c) are having, d) will have.

2. He ... school this year.

a) finished, b) was finished, c) has finished, d) is finished.

3. They ... by 5 o'clock.

a) returned, b) had returned, c) have returned, d) has returned.

4. I wonder when we ... their letter.

a) receive, b) have received, c) will receive, d) are receiving.

5. ... you do me a favour?

a) can, b) may, c) should, d) need.

6. He ... spend more time in the open air.

a) has, b) need, c) should, d) ought.

7. Tom works ... at his English.

a) hard, b) hardly, c) well, d) badly.

8. My car ... repairing.

a) must, b) must be, c) needs, d) hasn't.

9. Have you seen the film ... ?

a) already, b) ever, c) yet, d) just.

10. Ann enjoys ... to classical music.

a) to listen, b) listening, c) being listened, d) having listened.

11. What did you...?

a) speak, b) talk, c) say, d) tell.

12. He spent his childhood in ... Scotland.

a) a, b) an, c) the, d) — .

13. John is twice as ... as his sister.

a) old, b) older, c) oldest, d) the oldest.

14. She did ... she had been told.

a) like, b) as, c) how, d) as well as.

15. Her grandmother is ... 70.

a) near, b) nearly, c) close, d) closely.

16. ... snowing at night.

a) It is, b) It was, c) There is, d) There was.

17. I haven't done ... wrong.

a) something, b) anything, c) nothing, d) no.

18. He heard somebody ... .

a) talking, b) talked, c) to talk, d) being talked.

19. Mother ... to return on Sunday.

a) expects, b) expected, c) has expected, d) is expected.

20. He ... two foreign languages in childhood.

a) taught, b) has taught, c) is taught, d) was taught.

V. Переведите на английский язык.

1. Она уже закончила школу, да?

2. Интересно, на каких еще иностранных языках он           говорит.

3. Мои часы на 5 минут спешат.

4. Это произошло много лет назад.

5. Мы знали, что он сдержит обещание, если ничего нс слу­чится.

VI. Выберите правильный ответ.

1. The Irish Sea is ... .

a) to the west of England, b) to the east of England, c) to the north of England, d) to the south of England.

2. The official language of Canada is ... .

а) English, b) French, c) English and French, d) English and Spanish.

3. The capital of the US is ....

a) New York, b) Washington, c) Boston, d) Philadelphia.

4. On the whole the climate of Great Britain is ... .

a) dry, b) frosty, c) mild, d) tropical.

5. Elisabeth II lives in ... .

a) No 10, Downing Street, b) the Tower of London, c) Buckingham Palace, d) Westminster Palace.






Test 4

I. Прочитайте текст и ответьте на вопросы.

An American was travelling in Switzerland. Once he was taken by a local man to the hills. The man shouted, "Hello!" and after about five minutes the echo came back. "You can't have that in America, can you?" said the Swiss. "Yes, we can," replied the American. "At my house in the hills, every night before I go to bed, I put my head out of the door and shout, 'It's time to get up.' Nine hours later the echo wakes me up."


1. How long did it take the echo in Switzerland to come back?

2. Did the American tell the truth?

II. Поставьте вопрос к подчеркнутому члену предложения.

Once he was taken by a local man to the hills.

III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.

There (1 — be) many ways of (2 — get) to know people and their country. One way (3 — be) to get a job there.

My friend and I (4 — think) it (5 — look) just what we (6 — dream) of for the summer holiday in England. We (7 — can) improve our English, and it not (8 — cost) us anything, and we probably (9 — make) enough money (10— have) a week or two in London at the end.

In June we (11 — set) off for Sonnybrook Fruit Farm in East Anglia. We (12 — find) the farm building, but there (13 — be) no one about. We (14 — knock) on the door of the farmhouse, it (15— open) by a woman. We (16 — explain) to her what we (17 — come) for. Then we (18 — take) to a low white building which (19 — be) our accommodation. We (20 — be) to pay 20 pounds per week for this and food. There (21 — be) other students too, from different countries. They (22 — tell) us a lot of things. They (23 — say) there (24 — be) not enough work for everyone, and you (25 — have) to be up early if you (26 — want) to work.

The next day we (27 — come) to the farmyard by 7. That day we (28 — be) lucky. We (29 — send) to pick strawberries. Some of the others who (30 — pick) strawberries before (31 — tell) us what to do. We (32 — start) working. After I (33 — work) for five minutes I (34 – get) a backache, but I (35 – keep) on (36 – work). We (37 – work) hard till twelve when we (38 — have) an hour off for lunch. By that time I (39 — pick) thirteen boxes and my friend (40 — do) fourteen.

IV. Выберите правильный вариант.

1. I must ... this work today.

a) make, b) do, c) be making, d) be doing.

2. How ... times did you call me?

a) much, b) many, c) little, d) few.

3. It's quiet today, ... no wind.

a) it is, b) there is, c) it was, d) there was.

4. This test is ... difficult for me to do.

a) too, b) enough, c) even, d) still.

5. Shall I give you ... more tea?

a) some, b) any, c) no, d) much.

6. He was ... injured in the accident.

a) bad, b) badly, c) very, d) strongly.

7.What did he ... ?

a) speak, b) talk, c) say, d) tell.

8. Do you remember when you went to the theatre ... ?

a) last, b) last time, c) at last, d) for the last time.

9. Mary doesn't leam Spanish, ... ?

a) does it, b) doesn't it, c) doesn't she, d) does she.

10. Can you tell me what time ... ?

a) is it, b) it is, c) is there, d) there is.

11. The more you do now, the ... will be left for tomorrow.

a) more, b)-much, c) less, d) little.

12. Why ... I ask anybody for help, I can do it myself.

a) can, b) could, c) have, d) should.

13. By the end of the next week they ... all the exams.

a) have passed, b) had passed, c) will have passed, d) will pass.

14. Everybody ... the film is interesting.

a) say, b) says, c) said, d) have said.

15. We were sorry we ... the bus.

a) miss, b) missed, c) have missed, d) had missed.

16. We have not decided yet when we ... into the new flat.

a) move, b) moved, c) shall move, d) would move.

17. Ted suggested ... the party at his place.

a) holding, b) to hold, c) having held, d) being held.

18. There are heavy clouds in the sky, it ... to rain soon.

a) is unlikely, b) is sure, c) is possible, d) seems.

19. All the books ... .

a) have sold, b) sold, c) have been sold, d) had been.

20. I'd like him ... a success.

a) to be, b) to have been, c) being, d) will be.

V. Переведите на английский язык.

1. — Что ты читаешь? — Я читаю интересную статью в се­годняшней газете.

2. В нашей школе французкий не преподают.

3. Я тебе звонил сегодня несколько раз.

4. В какой институт ты собираешься поступать?

5. Когда я была маленькой, я думала, что хлеб растет на де­ревьях.

VI. Выберите правильный ответ.

1. The Quakers are ... .

a) a religious movement, b) a pop group, c) the title of a book, d) the title of a film.

2. What great historical event happened in 1066?

a) the Roman invasion, b) a bourgeois revolution, c) the battle of Hastings, d) the Danish invasion.

3. The printing press was invented by ... .

a) Oliver Cromwell, b) William Caxton, e) William     the Conqueror, d) Alexander Bell.

4. Secondary education in Britain is ... .

a) compulsive, b) compulsory, c) optional, d) voluntary.

5. The size of the house in Britain is determined by the number of....

a) sitting rooms, b) kitchens, c) bedrooms, d) floors.















Test 5

I. Прочитайте текст и ответьте на вопросы.

The father of a famous English actress didn't allow her to marry an astor. Nevertheless, one day he was told that his daughter had secretly married one of the actors of his company. The father got angry and decided to punish them both. "Why did you marry an actor when I told you not to do it," he shouted at her, "and besides he is the worst actor in my company who can hardly be called an actor!" — "So dear father, I have obeyed your orders," said the young actress. I have married someone whom you can't call an actor."


1. What did the young actress do against her father's will?

2. What was the father's mistake?

II. Поставьте вопрос к подчеркнутому члену предложения.

The father of a famous English actress didn't allow her to marry an actor.

III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.

Rob Jonkins almost (1 — have) a nervous breakdown and his doctor (2 — advise) him to go to a quiet and peaceful place.

Rob (3 — decide) (4 — go) to Cornwall the next weekend. Penquay (5 — be) a very small fishing village. There (6 — be) no trains <?r buses to Penquay so he (7 — have) to drive. It (8 — be) a long journey, and Rob (9 — arrive) late on Friday evening. He (10 — meet) by the landlady of the quest house, Mrs Doone. He (11 — show) to his room. Rob (12 — be) very tired and (13 — go) straight to bed. He (14 — sleep) well and not (15 — wake) up until nine o'clock the next morning.

Rob (16 — go) downstairs for breakfast. Because there (17 — be) no other guests Mrs Doone (18 — invite) him to have breakfast with her and her daughter, Catherine, who already (19— come) to the dining room. She (20 — be) about thirteen years old. Mrs Doone (21 — go) to the kitchen (22 — prepare) breakfast. Rob and Catherine (23 — look) at each. other nervously for a few seconds, before Rob asked why there (24 — be) four places at the table. Catherine (25 — say) it (26 — be) her father's place, who (27— go) out in his boat three years before and never (28 — return). Nobody (29 — know) what (30 — happen) to him. But mother always (31 — keep) that place for him, because she (32 — hope) he (33 — come) back. "My mother (34 — wait) for him for three years," said Catherine.

Rob (35 — see) a photograph on the wall and (36 — stare) at the empty chair. Suddenly he (37 — hear) footsteps outside the door and (38 — see) a tall man, with black beard he (39 — see) in the photograph, enter the room. Rob (40 — rush) out of the room.

IV. Выберите правильный вариант.

1. ... Petrovs have moved into a new flat.

a) – , b) A, c) An, d) The.

2. ... time I meet her she is walking with a dog.

a) Some, b) Any, c) Every, d) All.

3. He ... gets up very early, he isn't an early riser.

a) always, b) often, c) normally, d) never.

4. ... a swimming pool in their garden.

a) It is, b) There is, c) It has been, d) There were.

5. The clock ... stopped.

a) has, b) is, c) was, d) were.

6. When did you see each other ... ?

a) last time, b) last, c) at last, d) latest.

7. The episode isn't worth ... .

a) mention, b) mentioning, c) to mention, d) to be men­tioned.

8. She was busy all days of the week ... Saturday.

a) except, b) besides, c) but for, d) in addition to.

9. Was anybody ... present during the conversation?

a) other, b) more, c) else, d) still.

10. This book can be found in ... library, you'll have no problem.

a) some, b) any, c) no, d) none.

11. The ... you talk about it the better.

a) much, b) many, c) little, d) less.

12. ... nervous he couldn't understand the question.

a) Being, b) Having been, c) Was, d) Been.

13. We expect them ... in a few days.

a) returning, b) return, c) to return, d) to have returned.

14. She wants to have her hair ... .

a) cutting, b) cut, c) to cut, d) to have cut.

15. What would he do if he ... me? a) is, b) was, c) were, d) will be.

16. She ... stay away from school because she was ill. a) can, b) may, c) was able to, d) was allowed to.

17. It ... ever since morning today.

a) rains, b) is raining, c) has been raining, d) was raining.

18. We knew if we ... a taxi, we would come on time.

a) take, b) took, c) have taken, d) had taken.

19. Schoolchildren ... to know Russian literature.

a) suppose, b) supposed, c) are supposed, d) have supposed.

20. Where are the foreign tourists? — They ... on a sightseeing tour.

a) are taking, b) are taken, c) have taken, d) have been taken.

V. Пререведите на английский язык.

1. В Африке никогда не идет снег.

2. Вам скажут, когда вы должны прийти.

3. Я ждала вас у входа в театр.

4. Можете не приходить завтра.

5. Учитель сказал, что мы обсудим пьесу на следующем за-яятии.

VI. Выберите правильный вариант.

1. England consists of ... .

a) districts, b) counties, c) states, d) regions.

2. Smog is ... .

a) a man's suit, b) a heavy rain, c) a thick fog, d) a man's hat.

3. Porridge is made of... .

a) wheat, b) barley, c) rye, d) oats.

4. Who wrote "Winnie-the-Pooh"?

a) A. Milne, b) E. Lear, c) L. Carroll, d) J. Barrie.

5. A limerick is ....

a) a dish, b) a. rhyme, c) a bird, d) a game.














Test 6

I. Прочитайте текст и ответьте на вопросы.

Once a French cab driver played a joke ой Conan Doyle. The driver took Conan Doyle from the station to the hotel and said, "Thank you, Mr Conan Doyle." Conan Doyle was surprised and asked how he knew his name. The driver said that he had seen in the papers that the writer was coming to Paris. And he said that Conan Doyle's appearance was typically English and he guessed at once, who he was. "Besides," said the man, "your name is written on your luggage."


1. What was Conan Doyle surprised with?

2. What helped the driver to recognize Conan Doyle?

II. Поставьте вопрос к подчеркнутому члену предложения.

The driver took the writer from the station to the hotel.

III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.

Mark Twain (I — be) not only a famous writer but also a famous humorist. He (2 — travel) a lot and (3 — make) speeches in different towns. During these speeches he always (4 — tell) funny stories.

Wherever he (5 — go) he (6— follow) by reporters who (7 — write) down everything he (8 — say). His stories (9 — tell) and (10 — retell) and (11 — pass) down from generation to generation. Once he (12 — hear) a rumour that he (13 — be) dead and (14 — remark): "The rumours of my death greatly (15 — exaggerate)."

There (16 — be) a lot of humorous stories (17— connect) with the name of Mark Twain. Here (18 — be) one of them.

Once Mark Twain and two of Ms friends (19 — sit) in a restaurant. One of the friends just (20 — return) from a trip to the mountains. He (21 — say) that the air in the mountains (22 — be) very clear. In many places the echo of a voice (23 — come) back five times stronger than the original voice.

"That (24 — be) nothing," (25 — say) the second friend. "In Colorado, in many places the echo of a voice (26 — speak) in the morning (27 — come) back in the afternoon."

Mark Twain (28 — laugh) and (29 — say), "The echoes which you (30 — tell) us about (31 — be) very unusual. But in a small church in Hannibal where I (32 — be) born, there (33 — be) an even more unusual echo. If someone (34 — say) in a loud voice, "Good morning! How (35 — be) you?", the echo (36 — come) back after a moment very clearly, "I (37 — be) very well, thank you, and how (38 - be) you?"

Of course, Mark Twain's friends not (39 — believe) the story, but they (40— enjoy) it.

IV. Выберите правильный вариант.

1. He is very honest, he never tells ... lie.

a) — , b) a, c) an, d) the.

2. Your hair ... beautiful today.

a) look, b) is looking, c) are looking, d) looks.

3. I have no pen. I have nothing to write ... .

a) by, b) with, c) on, d) about.

4. Would you like ... milk in your tea?

a) some, b) any, c) none, d) every.

5. I'm afraid I can't tell you ... about the accident.

a) many, b) much, c) little, d) a little.

6. There was an interesting film on TV yesterday, ... ?

a) was there, b) was it, c) wasn't there, d) wasn't it.

7. I ... getting up very early.

a) am used to, b) used to, c) didn't use to, d) never used to.

8. They all have worked ... at their English. a) good, b) well, c) hard, d) hardly.

9. Kate is the ... dancer in our class.

a) good, b) better, c) best, d) best of all.

10. I can speak French. — So ... .

a) I can, b) can I, c) I can't, d) can't I.

11. The mother didn't let her daughter ... late.

a) to stay out, b) stayed out, c) stay out, d) staying out.

12. You ... do it now, you can do it tomorrow.

a) mustn't, b) needn't, c) can't, d) may not.

13. Steve ... English since he was 5 years old.

a) learns, b) learned, c) has bееn learning, d) is learning.

14. How long ... you ... to drive a car? — For three years now.

a) are able, b) were able, c) will be able, d) have been able.

15. She ... to do the work immediately.

a) tells, b) told, c) was told, d) was telling.

16. We wanted to know if they ... to the party.

a) come, b) would come, c) came, d) have come.

17. If it's dark, you may ... the light.

a) turn on, b) turn in, c) turn out, d) turn off.

18. He is known ... from the trip.

a) to return, b) to be returned, c) to have returned, d) returned.

19. Can you tell me how far ...? I can't walk.

a) is it, b) it is, 6) it was, d) was it.

20. I haven't taken my exam yet. — ... .

a) I haven't too, b) I also haven't, o) Neither have I, d) Neither have.

V. Переведите на английский язык.

1. Мы думали, что вы едете с нами.

2. Она выглядит такой же молодой, как ее двадцатилетняя дочь.

3. Кто еще хочет сказать что-нибудь?

4. Они когда-то были друзьями.

5. К 11 часам гости ушли.

VI. Выберите правильный ответ.

1. A double-decker is ... .

a) a train, b) a small plane, с) a hotel room for two people, d) a bus

2. The common name for a toy bear in England is ... .

a) Michael-bear, b) Tom-bear, c) Teddy-bear, d) Jack-bear.

3. The "Dynasty" is an American ... .

a) opera, b) soap opera, c) musical, d) documentary.

4. The Crown Jewels are in ... .

a) the Tower of London, b) Buckingham Palace, c) Westmin­ster Palace, d) the British Museum.

5. St. Patrick is the patron of... .

a) Wales, b) England, c) Ireland, d) Scotland.













Ключи к тестам



Test 1


1. No, he wasn't.

2. He asked to send him back to prison because he thought that the verses were poor.


Who thought highly of his verses?


1 — went, 2 — was, 3 — retired, 4 — lived, 5 — had been, 6 — had liked, 7— took, 8 — devoted, 9— was walking, 10— saw, 11 — was pushing, 12— had seen, 13 — came, 14 — began, 15 — wanted, 16 — decided, 17 — will tell, 18— said, 19— looked, 20— are interested, 21— pointed, 22— were standing (stood), 23— is, 24— happened, 25- knew, 26— was, 27-, was standing (stood), 28 — forgot, 29 — saw, 30— was, 31 — surprised, 32 — was, 33 — were arranged, 34 — formed, 35 — was watering, 36 — looked, 37 — had disappeared, 38 — looked, 39 — was, 40 — looked, 41 — saw, 42 — fall.


1 - a, 2- d, 3-a, 4-b, 5- с, 6 - b, 7- с, 8-d, 9-b, 10-b, 11-b, 12-с, 13-b, 14- d, 15- с, 16 - а, 17-с, 18- с, 19-, с, 20- b.


1. What are you doing tonight?

2. I was (am) ten minutes late.

3. Which of you is the eldest in the family?

4. Can (may) I have some more tea?

5. We asked how long (how much time) it would take us to get to Yaroslavl by train?


1 - b, 2 - d, 3 - b, 4 - b, 5 - a.





Test 2


1. No, he wasn't.

2. He wanted to produce an impression on the public.


How much (money) did he promise to give his employees?



1— like, 2— shall tell, 3— happened, 4— was reading, 5— sclimbed, 6— entered, 7 — went, 8— was, 9— turned, 10— heard, 11— is, 12— called, 13— dropped, 14— ran, 15— could,16— heard, 17— came, 18— turned, 19— had gone, 20— was, 21— is, 22— called, 23— said, 24— smiled, 25— happens, 26— shall let, 27— know, 28 - left.


1 — have surprised, 2 — have lasted, 3 — used, 4 — consider, 5 — are .trained, 6 — take, 7 — like, 8 — spend, 9 — can, 10 — play (playing), 11 — come, 12— are considered, 13— has seen.


1 - a, 2 - a, 3 - с, 4 - b, 5 - с, 6 - а, 7 - с, 8 - с, 9 - d, 10 -с, 11- b, 12- с, 13- b, 14- с, 15- а, 16 - b, 17- а, 18- b, 19-b, 20 - а.


1. It will be difficult for me to translate this text without a dictionary.

2. Mother said that when she came she would let us go for a walk.

3. How much does this book cost?

4. Which river is longer: the Volga or the Mississippi?

5. The school is on the other side of the street.


1-      d, 2-b, 3- с, 4- d, 5- а.



Test 3


1. He knew that no one was so well known as he thought.

2. He took him for Robinson Crusoe.


Why (what for) did Enrico Caruso come to the US?


1 — was, 2 — sent, 3 — were .admired, 4 — (were) talked, 5 — came, 6— was washing, 7— heard, 8 — came, 9— hurried, 10— found, 11 — had handed, 12— cried, 13— was surprised, 14— (was) shocked, 15— exclaimed, 16— knew, 17— would get, 18— was, 19— was crying, 20— came, 21 — was, 22— had happened, 23 — opened, 24 — got, 25 —cried, 26 — was bought, 27 — had known, 28 — was, 29 — had brought, 30 — did ... say, 31 — had been sold, 32 — has been sold, 33 — followed, 34 — was, 35— had made, 36— wanted, 37— was reading, 38— was, 39— exclaimed, 40 — would do.


1- b, 2- с, 3- b, 4- с, 5- а, 6- с, 7- а, 8- с, 9- с, 10-b, 11 - с, 12— d, 13- а, 14- b, 15- b, 16- b, 17- b, 18- а, 19-d, 20- d.                                               .


1. She has finished school, hasn't she?

2. I wonder what other foreign languages he can speak.

3. My watch is five minutes fast.

4. It happened many years ago.

5. We knew that he would keep his promise if nothing happened.


1 — a, 2 — с, 3 — b, 4 — с, 5 — с.





Test 4


1. It took the echo 5 minutes to come back.

2. No, he didn't.


By whom was he once taken to the hills?


1— are, 2— getting, 3— is, 4— thought, 5— would look, 6 — dreamed, 7 — could, 8 — would cost, 9 — would make, 10 — to have, 11— set, 12— found, 13— was, 14— knocked, 15— was opened, 16— explained, 17— had come, 18— were taken, 19— was, 20— were, 21 — were, 22 — told, 23 — said, 24 — was, 25 — had, 26 — wanted, 27 — came, 28 — were, 29— were sent, 30 — had picked, 31 — told, 32 — started, 33— had worked, 34 —got, 35 — kept, 36-- working, 37— had worked, 38 — had, 39 — had picked, 40 — had done.


1 — b, 2— b, 3— b, 4— a, 5—a, 6— b, 7 — с, 8 — а, 9 — d, 10 — b, 11- с, 12- d, 13- с, 14- b, 15- d, 16- с, 17- а, 18-b, 19 — с, 20 — а.


1. What are you reading? — I am reading an interesting article in today's paper.

2. French isn't taught in our school.

3. I have phoned you several times today.

4. What institute are you going to enter?

5. When I was a little girl, I thought that bread grew in the trees.


1 - a, 2 - с, 3 - b, 4 - b, 5 - с.




Test 5


1. She married an actor.

2. He said that his daughter's husband couldn't be called an actor.


What didn't the father allow his daughter to do?


1 — had, 2 — advised, 3 — decided, 4 — to go, 5 — was, 6 — were, 7 — had, 8 — was, 9 — arrived, 10 — was met, 11 — was shown, 12 — was, 13— went, 14— slept, 15— did not wake, 16— went, 17— were, 18—, invited, 19 — had come, 20 — was, 21 — went, 22 — to prepare, 23 — had been looking, 24— were, 25 — said, 26— was, 27— had gone, 28— returned, 29 — knew, 30 — had happened, 31 — kept, 32 — hoped, 33 — would come, 34 — has been waiting, 35 — saw, 36 — stared, 37 — heard, 38 — saw, 39 — had seen, 40 — rushed.


1- d, 2- с, 3- d, 4-b, 5- a, 6-b, 7-b, 8- a, 9- с, 10-b, 11- d, 12-а, 13-с, 14-b, 15- с, 16-d, 17-с, 18 - b, 19-с, 20 - d.


1. It never snows in Africa.

2. You'll be told when you must come.

3. I was waiting for you at the entrance to the theatre.

4. You needn't (don't have to) come tomorrow.

5. The teacher said that we would discuss the play in the next class.


1- b, 2- с, 3- d, 4- b, 5- b.




Test 6


1. He was surprised that the cab driver had recognized him.

2. Conan Doyle's name on his luggage did.


Where did the driver take the writer from?


1 — was, 2— travelled, 3 — made, 4— told, 5 — went, 6 — was followed, 7 — wrote, 8 — was-saying (said), 9-— were told, 10— retold, 11 — passed, 12 — heard, 13 — was, 14— remarked, 15 — are exaggerated, 16 — were, 17— connected, 18 — is, 19 — were sitting, 20— had returned, 21— said, 22— was, 23— came, 24— is, 25— said, 26— spoken, 27— comes, 28— laughed, 29— said, 30— have told, 31— are, 32— was, 33— is, 34— says, 35— are, 36— comes, 37— am, 38— are, 39— did not believe, 40— enjoyed.


1 - b, 2 - d, 3 - b, 4 - a, 5 - b, 6 - с, 7 - а, 8- с, 9- с, 10-b, 11- с, 12-b. 13-с, 14-d. 15- с. 16- b, 17-a, 18- с. 19-b,20-c.


1. We thought you were going with us.

2. She looks as young as her 20 year-old daughter.

3. Who else wants to say something?

4. They used to be friends.

5. The guests had left by 11.


1- d, 2- с, 3- b, 4- а, 5- с.











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