Control-work 10 form Starter
2.Read the text.
SWIFT AND HIS SERVANT
Jonathan Swift, a famous English writer, was one day travelling on horseback with a servant. The weather was bad; it was raining and the roads were muddy. In the evening the two men came to an inn. Before going to bed, Swift told his servant to clean his boots as they were dirty. But the servant was very lazy and did not do what his master had said.
The next morning when Swift saw the dirty boots, he asked the servant why he had not executed the order. ”The roads are muddy. What is the use of cleaning the boots now? They will soon be dirty again,” the servant answered.
Swift didn’t say anything and soon told the servant to get ready because they would start at once. But the servant looked very displeased and said that he had not eaten his breakfast yet.
Swift answered that they would go without any breakfast.
”What is the use of eating now? You will be hungry again”, he said.
Complete the sentences:
1. Jonathan Swift was a(an) ______ English writer.
a)well-known b)busy c)unpopular d)difficult
2. The weather was ____.
a)sunny b)frosty c)not very good d)dangerous
3. The servant seemed to dislike ...
a)his master b)shoes c)work d)bad weather
4. Swift’s servant was _____.
a)kind b)polite c)responsible d)not hardworking
5. The next morning the boots were _____.
a)clean b)sold c)dry d)dirty
3. Fill in the missing words.
universities, many schools, languages, travellers, practically ,Latin
English is ________________spoken all over the world. It is spoken as the mother tongue in Great Britain, the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand. It is one of 6 official ____________ of the United Nations. It is studied as a foreign language in____________________________. Many new words were brought by traders and______________. These words came from all parts of the world: “umbrella” -from Italian, “skates” – from Batch, “tea” – from Chinese, “cigar” – from Spanish.
Some words came into English directly from ______________, which was the language of the church and the_________ in the Middle Ages.
4. Fill in the gaps in the sentences given below with one of the words A, B, C or D.
A failing B studying for C passing D taking
1.Congratulations on ... all your exams!
2.No one likes ... an exam. I hope she will do better next time.
3.When are you ... your English exam, in May or June?
4.Maria is ... her English exam so hard, she doesn't go out at all!
5. Write about English language.