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УДК [811.111:37.091.26](076.1)

ББК 81.2Англ-922


                 М 99

Мясоєдова С. В.

М 99  Англійська мова. 8 клас : зошит для контролю рівня знань (до підруч. О. Д. Карп’юк) / С. В. Мясоєдова. — Х. : Вид-во «Ранок», 2016. — 64 с. : іл. ISBN 978-617-09-3047-7

Зошит для контролю рівня знань містить тести за кожною з тем підручника, семестрові й експрес-тести з англійської мови для учнів 8-х класів. До зошита включено завдання, побудовані на зразок зовнішнього незалежного оцінювання, що допоможе школярам навчатися працювати з тестами.

Для учнів загальноосвітніх навчальних закладів і вчителів англійської мови.

УДК [811.111:37.091.26](076.1)

ББК 81.2Англ-922

Разом дбаємо про екологію та здоров’я

 

 

© С. В. Мясоєдова, автор, 2016

ISBN 978-617-09-3047-7

© ТОВ Видавництво «Ранок», 2016

IT’S YOUR LIFE 1

1       Listen to the text. Match the young people’s names (1—5) to their characteristics (a—f).

There is one choice you don’t need to use.

                  1) Brenda                a) An energetic person who is fond of the Internet.

b) This person likes to look smart and stylish.

2)   Alex   c)  A determined person with a strong idea about the future.

3)   Serge

d) This person is interested in learning and computers.

                  4) Julia                    e)  A sociable and happy person.

f)  This person doesn’t think that piercing or a strange  5) Linda    haircut is a good way to show off his/her self-identity.

2       Complete the sentences with the words from the box.

catch

 

 trustworthy

 

 outgoing

 

 let

 

 caring

1)    You should tell your secrets only to a           friend.

2)    Let me           you up on all the news.

3)    Jane has an           personality — she is sociable, friendly and responsive to others.

4)    My parents believe in me — and I don’t want to           them down.

5)    My grandma is a wonderful person, very gentle and          .

3       Complete the sentences with as...as or not so…as.

1)    Oxford is        big     London.

2)    Tower Bridge in London was built more than 100 years ago. It is    old       the Tower of London.

3)    A car is       fast       a plane.

4)    Her cake is delicious! She is       good at cooking       her mother.

5)    In Ukraine the weather in May is        warm          in Belarus.

Test       1.            Unit       1.            Lesson  1.            Family  and        Friends

1)   Brenda          a) An individualist who doesn’t like parties.

b) A friendly person who likes rhythmical music.

2)   Alex

c) An ambitious person who helps parents.  3) Serge d) Careful and reliable.

e)    This person thinks too much about clothes.

 4) Julia

f)      This person understands the importance of studying

                           5) Rhone                       well.

2       Complete the sentences with the words from the box.

common

 

 honest

 

 get

 

 shy

 

 came

1)    Jane was too            to ask what she wanted.

2)    We were at the cinema yesterday and            across a friend from school.

3)   
An            person does not tend to cheat people; it’s good to have a friend like that.

4)    My sister and I have very much in            — we are really easy-going and love good jazz music.

5)    Mary and Kate seem to            on pretty well with each other.

3       Complete the sentences with as...as or not so…as.

1)    The train is       fast     the plane.

2)    The Eiffel Tower is        famous        the Tower of Pisa.

3)    Dnipro is         small       Nizhyn.

4)    It’s        cold in winter in the town       in the country.

5)    Unfortunately, he is lazy and         organised      you are.

                       1.            1.                              1. Family     and        Friends

IT’S YOUR LIFE 1

1       Listen to the text and read the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.       1) Modern teenagers are more and more interested in sport.

2)   Doctors are afraid that in future people will have poor health.

3)   Modern kids prefer virtual games to real sports.

4)   Students can always try a variety of games and activities at PE classes at their school.

5)   A lifestyle with lack of physical activity can cause health problems.

2       Read the text and choose the correct answer.

The human brain is undoubtedly the most amazing and least studied part of a human body. It needs        (1) exercise in order to be active and strong. The more you study, the more        (2) your brain works.

You may practise your intelligence with such fun activities as crossword        (3), Sudoku, or other word- and number-based brain teasers. Or you can train your brain while studies, like completing maths problems or foreign        (4) learning. Actually, the main idea is that you should always get to something        (5); the challenge of an unfamiliar task is much more useful than performing the same activity over and over again.

 

A

B

C

D

1

inconsistent

regular

nearly

no

2

effective

effectiveness

effect

effectively

3

riddles

puzzles

mysteries

problems

4

nation

people

language

tongue

5

useful

new

familiar

common

3       Put a tick (ü) before the correct sentences and a cross (û) before the incorrect ones.

1)   I will be 13 in December.

2)   The bus is leaving at 4:30 p.m.

3)   My cousin is coming to see me this weekend.

4)   One day there will be no wars in the world.

5)   We go to the Karen’s party tonight.

Test       2.            Unit       1.            Lesson  2.            A Healthy            Lifestyle

1       Listen to the text and read the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.       1) Modern teenagers consider sport to be interesting and cool.

2)   Sports people worry about the development of the sporting abilities of young people.

3)   PE uniform is usually comfortable and smart.

4)   PE lessons at school are usually exciting.

5)   During summer holidays very few children lead an active life.

2       Read the text and choose the correct answer.

Physical activity is generally useful for our body, but the latest researches have        (1) that training is great for our brain as well. Exercising your body at        (2) two hours every week is very important. So, learning is useful for mind improving. A good night’s sleep can help increase the brain’s function and ability to        (3). What you eat is also important. There are many        (4) that have been associated with brain health, including fish, meat, nuts, green tea, enough fruit and vegetables. Eating        (5), getting the required amount of sleep and exercises are the keys to improving memory and overall brain function.

 

A

B

C

D

1

proved

prevented

pretended

made

2

list

least

lost

last

3

concentrate

focusing

direct

motive

4

diet

health

products

facts

5

food

wrong

right

left

3       Put a tick (ü) before the correct sentences and a cross (û) before the incorrect ones.

1)   The students of our class go to a Science Museum on Friday.

2)   I’m going to Odesa on holiday.

3)   The lessons are starting at 8.30 a.m.

4)   I’m meeting Loran tonight.

5)   I believe that in future people live longer and healthier lives.

                       2.            1.                                    2. A          Healthy Lifestyle



 1 Listen to the text. Look at the pictures, under each picture write down the name of a school area. There are five choices you don’t need to use.

School’s main building                        Classroom           Music room           

Opportunity Centre                Reference Library           Computer Suite           

1)    Are there any specialised rooms in your school?

a)   There is a language laboratory and a computer class.

b)   Specialised rooms are well-equipped.

2)    How many lessons a day do you usually have?

a)   At 3 p.m. classes are over.          b) Six or seven.

3)    Do you do any project works at the lessons of English?

a)   No, there are not.                         b) Sometimes we do.

4)    Who teaches History in your class?

a)   Mr Kovalenko.                   b) He is very strict.

5)    Where do pupils have their Labour lessons?

a)   They are practising various crafts.       b) In workshops.

6)    Where are parties and meetings usually held?

a)   In the Assembly Hall.                   b) In the Science room.

 3 Underline the correct item.

1)    — ... I borrow your pen for a minute?


    — Sure, no problem.         a) May

b)   Must

c)    Should

2)    You ... worry so much. It doesn’t do you any good.            a) can’t

b)   might

c)    shouldn’t

3)    You ... be joking! That can’t be true.

a)   must

b)   should

c)    mightn’t

4)    I ... speak Arabic fluently when I was a child and we lived in Egypt.      a) might

b)   could

c)    should

                       3.                                                    1. What’s              Your      School  like?


 1 Listen to the text. Look at the pictures, under each picture write down the name of a school area. There are five choices you don’t need to use.

School’s main building                        Classroom           Music room           

Opportunity Centre                Reference Library           Computer Suite           

2)    What new subjects did you have this year?

a)   There are four of them.  b) Chemistry and Physics.

3)    What form are you in?

a)   In the 6th form.     b) In the 6 form.

4)    What things for learning are there in your classrooms?

a)   Maps and tables.  b) Stadium and Assembly Hall.

5)    Do you go to a school club?

a)   Drama club.            b) No, I don’t.

6)    Is your Literature teacher strict?

a)   Not really.    b) She does.

 3 Underline the correct item.

1)    Yesterday I ... to finish my Geography project.  a) should

b)   
have

c)     had

2)    In England, most schoolchildren ... wear a uniform.

a)    must

b)    may not

c)     ought

3)    Angela, you ... leave your clothes all over the floor like this.  a) shouldn’t

b)    can

c)     needn’t

4)    It ... rain tonight — take an umbrella with you.  a) should

b)    may

c)     must

                       3.                                                    1. What’s              Your      School  like?

1       Listen to the text. Circle the correct answer.

1)    Who let Lizzie miss her music class?  a) Her mum.

b)    Her Music teacher.

c)     Nobody.

2)    Why does Lizzie have problems with Ukrainian literature?          a) The teacher is irritable.

b)    She doesn’t like reading.

c)     The programme is boring.

3)    What does Lizzie say about her English language teacher?          a) She is too strict.

b)    She is nice and clever.

c)     She is very patient.

4)    How is Lizzie doing in her Maths class?          a) She has some problems with it.

b)    She is doing well.

c)    


She failed her last test.

2       Complete the sentences with your own ideas.

1)    I           (wait) for my sister when she sent me a message.

2)    We           (play) football from 10 to 12 o’clock.

3)    Ronnie fell while he           (watch) a new film.

4)    Cindy           (walk) along the street when she met her beloved aunt.

5)    It           (rain) so we decided to stay at home all afternoon.

Test 4.   Unit 2.   Lesson 2.              Are         You a Good        Team?

1)    The music teacher let Lizzie miss her music class because...

a)    Lizzie was going to participate in the concert the next day.

b)    Lizzie felt bad.

c)     Lizzie’s mum asked about that.

2)    How does Lizzie feel about her English class?      a) It’s too difficult for her.

b)    She finds some topics to be too hard to learn.

c)     She is really good at languages.

3)    Lizzie says that her Maths teacher is...  a) unfair.

b)    boring.

c)     demanding.

4)    Lizzie likes her History class because...      a) she finds the lessons interesting.

b)   
the teacher is not strict.

1)    I lost my keys while I         (walk) to school.

2)    Who         you         (talk) to on the phone when

I arrived?

3)    I         (do) my home assignment the whole evening yesterday.

4)    The children         (play) outside when someone shouted very loudly.

5)    While the doctor was examining Mr Jones, his son         (wait) outside.

                       4.                                                     2. Are    You        a              Good     Team?


LISTENING

1       Listen to the text. Circle the correct answer.

1)    What is Justin’s new hobby?  a) Tennis.

b)    Football.

c)     Skateboarding.

2)    Is Justin good at his new hobby?  a) Yes.

b)    No.

c)     The text doesn’t say.

3)    What is Sam’s attitude towards school?

a)    He likes most of the classes, but History is his favourite subject.

b)    He likes meeting his friends there.

c)     He doesn’t like it at all. 4) What subjects does Sam like?

a)    The majority of the lessons are interesting.

b)    History is his favourite subject.

c)     He doesn’t like any of them. 5) What do the speakers agree about?

a)    Their parents are too authoritative.

b)    All parents are the same.

c)     They don’t keep up to date. 6) How old can the speakers be?    a) Primary school students.

b)    Teenagers.

c)     Adult people.

2       Listen to the text and read the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.

1)   Annie tells about her friend’s father.

2)   Until 12 years old, Annie hadn’t lived with her parents.

3)   Annie’s mother spent much time with her when Annie was a child.

4)   In her teenage years, Annie was very sociable and had many friends.        5) Annie’s father taught her to be happy, positive and strong in mind.

      6)  Annie doesn’t think her character has changed a lot since she was a child.

3       Listen to the text. Underline the correct answer.

1)    Clyde’s telling about his…  a) 6th grade.

b)    7th grade.

c)     8th grade.

2)    Clyde’s teacher was enthusiastic about…  a) poetry.

b)    art.

c)     music.

3)    The teacher let the students listen to the music of…         a) «Peter and the Wolf».

b)    «The Wolf  and the Lamb».

c)     «Peter and Mary».

4)    The teacher made many efforts to let the students learn about…             a) the composer of the symphony.

b)    musicians in the orchestra.

c)     each instrument in the symphony.

5)    When the students learned about the sound of a group of instruments…        a) they listened to each instrument on a tape recorder.

b)    the teacher said that they were going to San Diego’s Civic Centre to watch the symphony.

c)     they got to put their names on the instrument cut-outs and display them on the bulletin board.

6)    Clyde still remembers the sights and sounds of the instruments because...  a) he liked the symphony.

b)    they were presented in many ways.

c)     he is missing his school years.

LISTENING

1       Listen to the text. Circle the correct answer.

1)    What does Andy want Frank to do?    a) To lend his notes.

b)    To go and see a dentist.

c)     To miss the class next Wednesday.

2)    Is Andy going to the class on Wednesday?  a) Yes.

b)    No.

c)     The text doesn’t say. 3) What is John’s classmate like?     a) Tall with curly dark hair.

b)    Short with curly dark hair.

c)     Slim with short blond hair.

4) What does the dialogue inform us about?     a) The girl’s talents.

b)    John’s appearance.

c)     How John and the girl are related.

5) What does the speaker say about cheating at tests?         a) She always cheats at tests.

b)    She cheats only if she isn’t interested in the topic.

c)     She never cheats.

6) What can we say about the speaker’s character?    a) She is really practical.

b)    She is lazy.

c)     She is a liar.

2       Listen to the text and read the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.       1) Annie’s father is a very important person for her.

2)   In her childhood Annie was very close to her parents.

3)   When Annie was in the middle school, her father spent more time with her than her mother.

4)   Annie and her father played chess and went out for a long walk every day.

5)   Annie’s father worked at her school.

6)   Annie’s father taught her that the surrounding atmosphere is not as important as the inside atmosphere of one’s heart.

3       Listen to the text. Underline the correct answer.

1)    Clyde’s teacher felt enthusiastic about…       a) rock music.

b)   folk music.

c)    classical music.

2)    Clyde’s teacher…

a)   managed to transfer her enthusiasm about music to her students.

b)   didn’t care if her students liked classical music.

c)    transferred books about classical music to her students.

3)    When the students found out that they were going to San Diego’s Civic

Centre to watch the symphony «Peter and the Wolf», they were…

a)   happy.

b)   disappointed.

c)    surprised.

4)    The teacher made a bright bulletin board with cut-outs of each instrument in order to...

a)   make the classroom nice.

b)   encourage the students to learn about each instrument.

c)    entertain the students and herself.

5)    Before the students watched the symphony at San Diego’s Civic Centre, they...

a)   had watched Disney’s movie of that symphony.

b)   had read the book «Peter and the Wolf».

c)    had watched a concert of pop music.

6)    Clyde...

a)   liked the symphony then but he doesn’t like it now.

b)   didn’t like the symphony then, but he likes it now.

c)    liked the symphony then and he still likes it now.

READING

 1 Read the text and choose the correct answer.

BEING ACTIVE MAKES YOU HAPPY

By now you probably know all about the physical       (1) of exercise, but new research shows that getting fit improves your mental health, too. Regular exercise can help you feel less stressed, get more sleep and improve your self-confidence.

So, think of your       (2) as a mini vacation. For 30 minutes, you will not answer the phone or take care of others. It is hard to worry about all the things you have to do when you are concentrating on doing one more push-up!

Exercise makes sure a good night’s rest in two key ways: the simple act of       (3) tires your body out, and working out also reduces       (4) which can cause sleeplessness. So, the equation is simple: more physical activity equals less insomnia.

By taking positive steps to improve your health and looks, you gain a feeling of control over your life and body. That sense of confidence will carry over to other areas of your life, raising your overall       (5). While you are working out, you can think and appreciate all that your body can do instead of thinking negative thoughts about your appearance.

 

A

B

C

D

1

uses

benefits

health

activity

2

workout

life

rest

lifestyle

3

sleeping

moving

resting

studying

4

stress

laziness

tiredness

health

5

character

hope

lifestyle

self-respect

 2 Read the text and the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.

DON’T HURT SOMEONE YOU LOVE

Are parents always fair, patient and tolerant towards their children? This story shows how true love can cope with misunderstanding and unfairness. There was a father who had three children and had to bring them up by himself because his wife died. He often felt tired, busy and stressed. One morning he asked his eldest daughter, Valery, to wash the breakfast dishes before going to school. But she was already running late, so she burst into tears. The father decided that she was just trying to get out of an unpleasant chore, and he demanded that she dry her tears and get back to work immediately. She silently did what he wanted, but that day they were driving to school in silence.

The man dropped his daughters and moved to his office. He tried to work but couldn’t focus on his job; all he could see was his daughter’s unhappy face as she got out of the car. So he decided to say sorry to his daughter. He took permission from the school to take his daughter for lunch. When she came out, he turned towards his daughter and said, «Valery, I am sorry. It’s not that I shouldn’t have asked you to help out at home, but I had no right to it this morning without any previous warning. I upset you at a time when you most needed my love and support. And I let you go without saying «I love you». Please forgive me».

Valery put her arms around her father’s neck and said, «Oh, dad, of course I forgive you. I love you, too».

1)   The man in the story had no wife.

2)   Valery was the only child.

3)   It was Valery’s duty to wash the dishes every morning.

4)   The father was rude with his daughter.

5)   The father felt guilty and couldn’t work.

6)   Valery easily forgave her father.

 3 Complete the text with the words (a—f). There are two choices you don’t need to use.

a)    subject         c) attend       e) language

b)    comprehensive     d) A levels     f) examination

SCHOOLING IN BRITAIN

British children ought to          (1) school until they are

16 years old.

At the age of 16, students write an          (2) called the GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education). All students are tested in Mathematics, English Literature, English Composition, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, History or the Classics, one modern language, and one more       (3), such as Art or Computer Studies.

After completing the GCSE, some students leave school, others enter a technical college, while others continue at high school for two more years and take a further set of standardised exams, known as       (4), in three or four subjects. These exams determine whether a student is smart enough for a university.

READING

 1 Read the text and choose the correct answer.

SHYNESS

What is shyness? It is when one feels so uncomfortable in social situations that one cannot enjoy oneself.

Scientists believe that all people are more or less shy. However, some       (1) are able to deal with it, whereas others are less successful.

Most people don’t regard shyness as a serious problem, but for some it can become a real suffering. You start feeling dizzy, your       (2) beats faster, your knees feel weak, and it seems to last forever. Shyness is possible to recognise: turning red is one of the most visible signs, for example. Yet we don’t judge someone harshly because of this. But shyness does mean you’re harder to approach, so you become more isolated and       (3).

There are different ways to solve the problem of being shy. The one that seems rather successful is finding an interest in common with other people. You can start by listening to what the others’re talking about and before you know it, you’ll be having       (4). You could also join a class of tapdancing or flamenco, where people are likely to laugh a lot. You’ll feel relaxed, and also too busy to feel shy.       (5), remember that most people make a fool of themselves so often — and it’s not the end of the world if you do!

 

A

B

C

D

1

scientists

scholars

qualities

people

2

heart

head

body

mind

3

happy

reserved

easy-going

sociable

4

an interest

a conversation

friends

a problem

5

First

Firstly

To start with

Lastly

 2 Read the text and the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.

PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOLS IN ENGLAND

Schooling in England is compulsory for all children from 5 to 6 years old. Besides, they can continue their schooling and have two more years of school studying. In England, the primary education is up to 11 years old. First, children enter an infant school and then move on to a junior school (which is often in the same building) at the age of 7, and then, when they are 11, go on to study in a secondary school.

About 90 per cent of children receive their secondary education at «comprehensive» schools where children of all backgrounds and abilities are educated in a single school. For those who wish to stay on, а secondary school can include the two final years of secondary education, sometimes known in Britain (for historical reasons) as «the sixth form». In many parts of the country, these two years are spent at a sixth-form college, which provides academic and vocational courses.

The academic year begins in late summer, usually in September, and is divided into three terms, with holidays for Christmas, Easter and for the month of August, although the exact dates vary a little from area to area. In addition in each term there is normally a mid-term one-week holiday, known as a «half-term».

1)   English children can choose when to start or finish their schooling.

2)   Some children stay at school at 16 for two more years.

3)   Infant school is a stage of primary education.

4)   Children who study at «comprehensive» schools have special abilities  and talents.

5)   The two final  years of secondary education are traditionally called «the sixth form».

6)   English pupils have no holiday in spring.

 3 Complete the text with the words (a—f). There are two choices you don’t need to use.

a)    selfish           c) boring       e) envious

b)    dishonest    d) reliable     f) hard-working

WHAT DOES BEING A GOOD FRIEND MEAN?

First of all, be honest and reliable. A       (1) person has no chance of having true friends. Keep your promises; do what you say you are going to do, and most importantly — don’t lie! Lying is when you say «Okay, I will...», but you never do.

Be       (2). If your friend tells you something in confidence, don’t talk about it to anyone else. Don’t discuss your friend behind his/her back. Don’t let others say bad things about your friend.

Don’t be       (3). Be attentive to your friend. Always find time to listen to him or her and not only to speak about your problems.

Never be       (4) or jealous of your friend. Live by the golden rule — always treat a friend as you would want to be treated.

WRITING

1       Imagine you are the owner of an English school, and you are hiring a new teacher of English. Write down three questions you would ask the person to see if he/she is a qualified candidate for the job.

1)     

              

2)     

              

3)     

              

2       Imagine you are taking a summer course of English in one of the language schools in the UK. Write an email to an English-speaking friend, using the plan below.

— Describe your schedule, teachers and new friends.

— Remember to say something about food and accommodation.

— Write what you like about the school and what you find disappointing.

Write a letter of about 12—14 sentences.


WRITING

1       Imagine you are the owner of a school, and you are hiring a new librarian. Write down three questions you would ask the person to see if he or she is a qualified candidate for the job. 1)  

                      

2)     

                      

3)     

  

2       Imagine you have received an email from your English-speaking friend in which he/she is asking about your daily routine. Write an email to the English-speaking friend, using the plan below.

— Describe what you usually do at different times of the day.

— Remember to say something about the food you eat.

— Write what you like about your life and what you would like to change.

Write a letter of about 12—14 sentences.

SPEAKING

1       Do you have a healthy lifestyle? Speak about…

— your diet;

— exercising;

— night sleep;

— stress management;

— things you’d like to change to feel healthier.

2       Ask your friend:


— what type of people he/she gets along with best;

—  what quality he/she admires most in people and which one he/she finds the most objectionable;

— what behaviour of others hurts him/her most;

— what he/she considers to be your good and bad qualities;

— what qualities help him/her to have good relationships with others.

      Answer your friend’s questions.

3       Describe one subject you really like in school and one class that doesn’t interest you. Explain what makes the class interesting (e.g. a teacher’s style, the subject matter, the difficulty of a class, the class materials, etc.).

SPEAKING

1       Some people think that family has the most important influence on teenagers. Other people think that friends are the most important in the teenage years. What about you? Say how important these people are in your life:

— family (parents, grandparents, brothers/sisters, etc.);


— other adults (teachers, friends of a family, etc.); — friends and classmates; — celebrities.

2       Ask your friend:

— if he/she likes to study;

— what subjects he/she studies at school; — what his/her favourite subject is;

— what students usually do at this lesson.

               Answer your friend’s questions.

3       Describe a person with an unhealthy way of life. Give this person a name and describe what he/she does which is not healthy.


YOUR PREFERENCES 3

1       Listen to the text and read the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.

1)   Mike didn’t read a lot in his childhood.

2)   Mike used to read books on philosophy because he hoped to take part in discussions with intellectuals.

3)   During his working life Mike was an active reader of books.

4)   While travelling by plane or train, Mike usually read newspapers.

5)   Mike became an active reader again after his TV broke.

2       Complete the text with the words from the box.

written

 

 character

 

 published

 

 fantasy

 

 novels

 

 author

Artemis Fowl is a series of          novels written by Irish          Eoin Colfer who has described the teenage criminal organizer Artemis Fowl II. The series is          in half-serious language, combining dark moments with humorous ones, a style favoured by a number of popular children’s authors.

Artemis, the main         , is a cruel and extremely intelligent young criminal whose main goal is the acquisition of money through a variety of often illegal schemes (although his values change towards the 5th book).

There are six          in the series; the first was      in 2001 and the sixth released in the United States on 15 July, 2008.

3       Transform the sentences into the Passive Voice. 1) A young writer wrote this detective story.

              

2)    They founded America’s first college, Harvard, in 1636. 

              

3)    My son draws nice pictures.

              

4)    They pay her good money for her detective stories.

              

Test       5.            Unit       3.            Lesson  1.            Do You Need     a              Book?

3 YOUR PREFERENCES

1       Listen to the text and read the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.

1)   As a child, Mike tried to find books which nobody usually reads.

2)   In teenage years Mike preferred books with strange ideas.

3)   During his working life Mike didn’t read at all.

4)   Mike doesn’t have a TV at present.

5)   It’s usual for Mike to read several books at the same time.

2       Complete the text with the words from the box.

fiction

 

 tale

 

 published

 

 chapters

 

 novel

 

 publication

The Hobbit, or There and Back Again is a fantasy          by J. R. R. Tolkien, written in the tradition of a fairy         . The story is told in the form of an episodic quest: most          introduce a specific creature of Tolkien’s Wilderland.

Tolkien wrote the story in the early 1930s to amuse his three sons. It was          on 21 September, 1937 and was awarded a prize from the New York Herald Tribune for best juvenile         . More recently, The Hobbit has been recognised as the «Most Important 20th-century Novel» by a children’s book magazine. It has sold about 100 million copies of the book worldwide since the first         .

3       Transform the sentences into the Passive Voice. 1) They published this novel a week ago.

                       

2)    My uncle sent me a nice birthday postcard.

                       

3)    I’ve written an article for our school newspaper.

                       

4)    Somebody has borrowed The Catcher in the Rye from our school library.

                       

                       5.             3.                                     1. Do      You        Need     a              Book?

YOUR PREFERENCES 3

1       Listen to the text and read the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.

1)   Paul Hanson is a presenter on the radio.

2)   It’s Wednesday noon.

3)   Paul Hanson is going to give away the tickets from next morning.

4)   Paul Hanson gives listeners a contact telephone number.

2       Complete the sentences with the words from the box.

rap

 

 composers

 

 string

 

 musician

 

 instrument

1)                                                                                           A           is a person who plays or composes music.

2)                                                                                           and songwriters create music.

3)                                                                                           The bagpipe is a traditional Scottish          .

4)                                                                                           — Do you like           music?

             — No, I can’t stand it.

5)                                                                                           A guitar is a           instrument.

3       Transform the sentences into the Passive Voice in two ways.

1)                                                                                           They gave him a golden watch for his birthday.

             The golden watch  

            He  

2)                                                                                           They offered him a job.

A   job     .

             He                                                                                                                                           .

3)                                                                                           They sent her a parcel with rare books.

A   parcel with rare books      .

             She                                                                                                                                          .

4)                                                                                           Somebody told Kate this good news.

             Kate                                                                                                                                        .

             This good news                                                                                                                   .

Test       6.            Unit       3.            Lesson  2.            Music Is Heard  Everywhere

3 YOUR PREFERENCES

1       Listen to the text and read the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.       1) This is a part of a TV programme.

2)   The programme is on late at night.

3)   Listeners who can identify the tune can have tickets for a new musical.

4)   Listeners who want to get the tickets should know the name of the tune and the year it was recorded.

2       Complete the sentences with the words from the box.

violinist

 

 singer

 

 keyboard

 

 rock

 

 conductor

1)    A         is a person who directs the performance of an orchestra or choir.

2)    — What do you think about         music?

                      — I’m crazy about it.

3)    A         uses his or her voice as an instrument.

4)    A musician or a         plays a violin. 5) The piano is a         instrument.

3       Transform the sentences into the Passive Voice in two ways.

1)    Somebody gave these flowers to Jane.

                      These flowers   .

                      Jane                                                                                                                                        .

2)    Mum told the children a wonderful fairy tale.

                      A wonderful fairy tale                                                                                                       .

                      The children                                                                                                                         .

3)    They sent her an invitation to the party.

                      An invitation to the party                                                                                                .

                      She                                                                                                                                          .

4)    They gave students extra lessons in English Literature.

                      Extra lessons in English Literature                                                                                .

                      The students                                                                                                                       .

                       6.            3.                                       2. Music             Is             Heard   Everywhere


BROADEN YOUR MIND!

1               Listen to the text and tick (ü) the correct column in the table.

This newspaper/magazine…

The Guardian

The Guardian Weekly

Melody Maker

is published in London and Manchester.

 

 

 

was united with New Musical Express in 2000.

 

 

 

had another name until 1959.

 

 

 

provides a compact digest of four newspapers.

 

 

 

2               Complete the text with the words from the box.

weekly

 

 reports

 

 newspaper

 

 column

 

 published

 

 articles

A          is a printed publication containing information, news and advertisements. The newspaper          are usually devoted to social issues, news of business, political events, criminal         , art and sports. In a newspaper there’s usually an editor’s          that expresses the personal opinions of writers. Newspapers are most often          on a daily or          basis, and they usually focus on one particular geographic area where most of their readers live.

3               Write questions to the following answers.

       1) How often   ?

 I don’t often read newspapers, I prefer to find the news on the Internet. 2) What type of newspapers        ?

              I sometimes read special newspapers for schoolchildren.

3)    When           ?

              The first newspaper appeared in Britain over 300 years ago.

4)    What            ?

 Mass media is the term that denotes such means of communication as television, radio, and newspapers.

Test       7.            Unit       4.            Lesson  1.            A             Daily, a Weekly,               a Monthly

4               BROADEN YOUR MIND!

1       Listen to the text and tick (ü) the correct column in the table.

This newspaper/magazine…

The Guardian

The Guardian Weekly

Melody Maker

was founded as a magazine for musicians.

 

 

 

is published from Monday to Saturday.

 

 

 

was the world’s oldest weekly music newspaper.

 

 

 

contains articles from The Guardian.

 

 

 

2       Complete the text with the words from the box.

articles

 

 Issue

 

 newspaper

 

 published

 

 inform

 

 news

The Big          is the name of a British         , started in 1991. It is sold on the street by homeless people, who are allowed to keep most of the money they make from selling it. It consists mainly of          of music, films, plays, etc. that are on in the area where it is         , as well as          about homelessness and unemployment. The aim for homeless people is to earn money without begging, and to          other people about their situation.

3       Write questions to the following answers.

1)    When          ?

                       My dad usually reads his newspaper during his morning coffee.

2)    What           ?

                      My favourite newspaper is Kyiv Post.

3)    How often             ?

                      This newspaper is issued once a week.

4)    When          ? Mass media appeared in the 1920s with the introduction of nationwide radio networks and mass circulation of newspapers and magazines.

                       7.                                                            1. A Daily,    a              Weekly,               a              Monthly

BROADEN YOUR MIND!

1       Listen to the text. Match the names of the countries (1—5) with the statements (a—e).

                  1) Australia                                             a) At present this country is called Eire.

b) The famous leader of the indepen-

 2) Countries of East Africa

dence movement of these countries  3) India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka     was Gandhi.

4)   Ireland       c) Many poor English, Scottish and Irish

people came to find a better life

5)   The USA    there.

d)    This country was a colony until the Revolution in 1776.

e)    These countries were under British control from the 1890s to the 1960s.

2       Write questions to the following answers.

1)    How            ?

  The UK’s climate varies greatly according to a season and location, but on the whole it can be described as mild with few extremes.

2)    Where            ?

              The highest mountains are in Scotland and Wales.

3)    What            ?

  Autumn 2000 was the wettest since records began in 1766, with a total of 503 millimetres of rainfall for September, October and November.

4)    How many   ?

              Nine out of ten people live in towns and cities.

5)    What            ?

  The Lake District is England’s wettest region, receiving an average of 130 inches (330 centimetres) of precipitation each year.

6)    What            ?

       About 5,000 years ago, the center of the United Kingdom was covered with thick forests.

7)    Where          ?

 Important rivers flowing into the North Sea are the Thames, the Humber, the Tees, and the Tyne.

Test       8.            Unit       4.            Lesson  2. Geographical Outlook


3       Read the texts about geographical peculiarities of England and Scotland. Then write E before the sentences concerning England, and S before those describing Scotland.

England

Scotland

England, the largest of the countries on the island of Great Britain, covers a area of over 130,279 sq km.

Much of the land in England is flat, forming meadowlands, and less than 10 per cent of the area is covered with woodlands.

There are mountains in the north and the west of England. The highest point in England is Scafell Pike, 978 m, part of the Cumbrian Mountains in north-west England. The Pennines, a large chain of hills, run down from the Scottish border to the river Trent about halfway down the country.

The Thames, England’s best-known river, is also the longest one. It flows through London.

Scotland is situated in the northern part of the United Kingdom. The country occupies about one third of the island of Great Britain and is surrounded by seas on three sides.

Scotland is a mountainous country. More than one half of the land is occupied by the Highlands, the most rugged region on the island of Great Britain.

The main mountains of Scotland are the Grampian Mountains. The highest peak of the Grampians is Ben Nevis (1,346 m), which is also the highest summit in the United Kingdom.

Many of the rivers of Scotland, especially those in the west, are short, with limited commercial importance.

The longest river of Scotland is the Tay.

1)   It occupies the northern part of the United Kingdom.

2)   Most of its land is mountainous.

3)   It is the largest of the countries on the island of Great Britain.

4)   The Highlands is the most mountainous region on the island of Great Britain.

5)   A small part of its territory is occupied by woods.

6)   Its highest point is Scafell Pike.

7)   Its highest peak — Ben Nevis — is the highest summit in the United Kingdom.

8)   Its best-known river flows through London.

                       8.                                           2. Geographical          Outlook

BROADEN YOUR MIND!

 1 Listen to the text. Match the names of the countries (1—5) with the statements (a—e).

 Canada                                 a) Most of the slaves in America and the Caribbean came from this part of Africa.

                  South Africa                  b) First this island belonged to Spain.

                  West Africa                    c)  The first Englishman who came there was John

Cabot.

 Jamaica

d)  The native people of this country are the Maoris.  New Zealand       e)  The leader of this country was Nelson Mandela.

 2

1)    How far            ?

               People in the UK live no far than 120 km (75 miles) from the sea.

2)    What            ?

  The UK is made up of Great Britain, Northern Ireland and numerous smaller islands including the Isle of Wight, Anglesey, and the Scilly, Orkney and Shetland.

3)    How many   ?

              More than two thirds of people have their own homes.

4)    How much   ?

              Three quarters of the land in Britain is used for farming.

5)    When           ?

       June and July 2007 have been the wettest months the British have had for years.

6)    How many   ?

  The United Kingdom is a unique country made up of four nations: England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

7)    Where          ?

 The highest temperature in England was recorded in Brogdale, Kent, on 10 August 2003.

Test       8.            Unit       4.            Lesson  2. Geographical Outlook

 3 Read the texts about geographical peculiarities of Wales and Northern Ireland. Then write W before the sentences concerning Wales, and NI before those describing Northern Ireland.

Wales

Northern Ireland

Wales lies on the western side of the island of Great Britain and occupies the total area of 20,779 sq km.

The coastline of Wales is narrow and twisted, and has many picturesque bays, the largest is Cardigan Bay.

Mountains occupy most of the territory of Wales. The main range is the Cambrian Mountains, which extend north and south through central Wales. Other major highland areas are the Brecon Beacons in the south-east and the Snowdon massif, in the northwest. Bala Lake is the largest natural lake in Wales. The River Dee is the most important river of Wales. In the south numerous rivers flow through steep valleys, including the Usk, Wye, Teifi, and Towy.

Northern Ireland is situated on the separate island and occupies a territory of 14,130 sq km, 628 sq km of which is inland water. Northern Ireland is surrounded by the North Channel in the north and north-east, washed by the Irish Sea in the south-east, and in the south and west it is bounded by Ireland. Its coastline has wide, sandy beaches, broken by steep cliffs in the north, north-east, and south-east.

The land of this region is often described as saucer-shaped: a low-lying central area is surrounded by the Antrim Mountains, Mourne Mountains and the Sperrin Mountains to the north-west.

The highest mountain is Slieve Donard (850 m), located at the eastern end of the Mourne Mountains in County Down.

1)   It borders on Ireland.

2)   This part of the UK is not on the island of Great Britain.

3)   It occupies the western side of the island of Great Britain.

4)   Its most important river is the River Dee.

5)   It has many bays, the largest of which is Cardigan Bay.

6)   Its narrow coastline is not straight.

7)   Its main range is the Cambrian Mountains.

8)   Its highest mountain is 850 m high.

                       8.                                           2. Geographical          Outlook


LISTENING

1       Listen to the text. Circle the correct answer.

1)    How does Jackie feel about her trip to Zanzibar?  a) She enjoyed it to the full.

b)    She is fed up with hotels and hotel food.

c)     She didn’t like the hotel where she stayed.

2)    Frank…

a)    understands Jackie’s feelings.

b)    can’t see the point in her complaints.

c)     says how much he likes travelling.

3)    What can festival guests visit only at the weekend?          a) A photography exhibition.

b)    Concerts of Welsh music.

c)     Plays and films.

4)    Listen to the speaker talking about London. The speaker...             a) likes visiting different places again and again.

b)    doesn’t want to visit London one more time.

c)     wants to see the New Year under Big Ben. 5) What advice does the tour guide give to the tourists?           a) Not to get into the water.

b)    To stay in the tram.

c)     To go out of the tram and take pictures of crocodiles.

6) Listen to the news report. Which of the following statements are true?          a) The climbers were found in York.

b)    Three climbers were one man and two women.

c)     At the moment of the news report the climbers were in hospital.

2       Listen to the text and write one-word answers to the questions. 1) What is Mr Barton fond of borrowing?

              

2)    Does he bring a book back to the library?

              

3)    How many books for children did he «forget» to return to libraries?

              

4)    According to one of the librarians, what is Mr Barton’s attitude towards books?

                                        He            them.

5)    What did he repair in the books?        He repaired torn  

6)    Why did Mr Barton reorganise books on the shelves?      So they could meet new  

3       Listen to the text. Underline the correct answer.

1)    This text is...

a)    an interview with Daisy Allen.

b)    a weather forecast.

c)     a report about usual weather in the UK.

2)    The text describes the weather…  a) for today.

b)    for a week.

c)     for the weekend.

3)    What was the weather like on Friday morning?      a) Fair and humid.

b)    Comfortable and cloudless.

c)     Hot and partly cloudy.

4)    What is Saturday evening’s weather forecast?        a) Light rain over the entire country.

b)    Heavy showers over the northern part.

c)     Some rain in most parts of the country.

5)    About what time should skies clear on Sunday?     a) Around 10:00 a.m.

b)    Around 3:00 p.m.

c)     Around 6:00 p.m.

6)    The weather forecast describes the weather…        a) in England and Wales.

b)    in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

c)     in all the parts of the UK.

LISTENING

1       Listen to the text. Circle the correct answer.

1)    What’s the speaker’s main point?

a)    She is not fit enough to go cycling right now.

b)    She is in the best shape for cycling.

c)     She would like to go skiing at a place where there are rugged mountains and beautiful scenery. 2) The speaker needs more time…             a) to plan the route.

b)    to exercise.

c)     to choose a bicycle.

3) What does the speaker think about Tom Clancy?    a) He gives bright descriptions of events.

b)    His books are boring.

c)     He is an ordinary writer.

4) What is the purpose of the announcement?

a)    To tell about the performers taking part in the programme.

b)    To tell about the prices of the tickets.

c)     To inform about the time and place of the classical music concert. 5) Listen to the speaker talking about London. The speaker…          a) thinks that the Houses of Parliament are magnificent.

b)    says that his favourite place is the Houses of Parliament.

c)     has never visited the Tower of London.

6) What will the weather be like in the East tomorrow afternoon?            a) Rainy and cloudy.

b)    Sunny and warm.

c)     Much colder than in the West.

2       Listen to the text and write one-word answers to the questions.

1)    Where does Mr Barton borrow books from?

    From the  2) Has he stolen any of the books?

              

3)    What do books mean to Mr Barton?

                                       They are a                for him.

4)    Why was Mr Barton afraid to return them?

       Because kids or     could chew them up, throw them around and tear the pages.

5)    What did he do so they could breathe and get some fresh air?

                      He turned their                                                                                                                     

6)    What does Mr Barton say about how his books feel?

                                          He says that his books are             books.

3       Listen to the text. Underline the correct answer.

1)    Daisy Allen is…

a)    a radio presenter.

b)    a weather forecaster.

c)     a celebrity.

2)    Daisy is speaking about the weather…           a) in England and Wales.

b)    in Scotland and Northern Ireland.

c)     in all the parts of the UK.

3)    What season is that?  a) Late autumn.

b)    Winter.

c)     Summer.

4)    On Friday evening, there is a possibility of showers...       a) across north-west Wales and north-west England.

b)    across south-west Wales and north-west England.

c)     across north-west Wales and south-west England.

5)    When is «fine sunny weather», «not as hot» is expected?  a) After Saturday.

b)    After the weekend.

c)     Next weekend.

6)    The weather expected that weekend is…  a) boiling hot.

b)    wet.

c)     changeable.

READING

 1 Complete the dialogue with the replies from the box.

a)    Then what about an adventure novel?

b)    Would you like to read it?

c)    I read Dumas’ The Three Musketeers a couple of months ago, and  I should say I couldn’t put it down!

d)    Can I return it within a week or so?

e)    Have you got anything special in mind?

f)      The story is fast-moving and the plot is really thrilling.

— Have you got any interesting book to read, Nick?

        —                                                                                                                                                (1)

—  Not really. But just now I don’t care for anything too serious — I feel tired. Can you give me anything for light reading?

—  I’ve recently read Three Men in a Boat by Jerome K. Jerome. I couldn’t stop laughing while reading it.       (2)

—  Actually I’ve already read it, and I didn’t like it very much. I think it’s too simple.

        —                                                                                                                                                (3)

— I have read many of them. Which book do you mean?

— Have you read The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas?

        — No, not this one.   (4)

— That’s why you must like this one, too. Well, it’s a book you can spend hours with.      (5) — Yes, with pleasure. Thanks a lot, Nick.  (6)

— Certainly.

2       Read the text and the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.

Although nowadays the majority of people prefer to learn out about the news from the Internet or TV, reading is still an important leisure activity in Britain and there is a very large number of books, newspapers and magazines devoted to a wide variety of subjects. The biggest-selling magazines in Britain (after TV guides which sell over 3 million copies a week) are women’s and pop music publications.

The best-selling books are not great works of literature but stories of mystery and romance which are sold in huge quantities (Agatha Christie’s novels, for example, have sold more than 300 million copies). It has been estimated that only about 3 per cent of the population read «classics» such as Charles Dickens or Jane Austin, whereas popular book sales can be enormous, particularly if the books are connected with TV shows or dramatisations.

1)   People in Britain don’t read nowadays because they prefer watching TV.

2)   Women’s and pop music publications are very popular in Britain.

3)   Not many people buy TV guides.

4)   Stories of mystery and romance are more popular than great works of literature.

5)   Only a few people in Britain read classical literature.

6)   Agatha Christie’s novels are still popular in Britain.

3       Read the text and answer the questions.

The British Isles lie off the north-west coast of Europe. There are two main islands — Great Britain and Ireland. There are also hundreds of smaller ones, especially off the coast of Scotland in the north. Northern Ireland is on the same island with the country of Ireland, but it’s part of the United Kingdom.

The United Kingdom has lots of coastal towns. Rolling plains cover much of the interior land. There are mountains, too. Ben Nevis, in Scotland, is the highest at 1,346 metres. England has an area of mountains and lakes called the Lake District. Wales is almost entirely covered with craggy mountains and deep, green valleys. 1) How many islands do the British Isles include?

                       

2)    What countries are there on the island of Ireland?

                       

                       

3)    What is special about the Lake District?

 

 

READING

1       Complete the dialogue with the replies from the box.

a)    It’s just terrific! I can’t put it down!

b)    What book is that?

c)     As a rule I read stories based on real life.

d)    Actually I have just started a new book.

e)    Well, what kind of book is it?

— Well, Ann, do you like reading?

— Yes, very much.  

— What kind of books do you prefer? —  

— Are you reading anything at the moment?

 

 

The Moon and Sixpence by Somerset Maugham.

— And when was it written?

—  As far as I remember it was written just at the beginning of the 20th century. So it’s quite classical.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

—  

(5)

f)      I can say reading is my hobby.

— This is a story of the conflict between the artist and conventional society,  based on the life of the French painter Paul Gauguin. — Ah! I think you’re really enjoying reading this book.

        —                                                                                                                                                (6)

— That’s great.

2       Read the text and the statements to it. Write if the statements are true or false.

Most of Britain’s most popular newspapers are tabloids. These include The Sun, The Mirror, The Express and The Daily Mail. Although some tabloids are serious newspapers and the broadsheets also have tabloid editions, many people talk about tabloid journalism or the tabloid press to refer to a type of a newspaper that contains many articles about music, sport and famous people, and less serious news, and is often insulting to women and people from other countries. The word «tabloid» is less widely used in the USA, where most of the important national newspapers are of a regular size. The best-known US tabloid, which uses short articles and large photographs, is the New York Daily News. Serious tabloids include the Chicago Sun-Times.       1) Tabloids are rather popular in Britain.

2)   All the tabloids are serious newspapers.

3)   Most people believe that there is very little serious news in tabloids. 

4)   Tabloids concentrate on such topics as political and economic  events.

5)   The New York Daily News is issued in the UK.

6)   The Chicago Sun-Times is a serious tabloid.

3       Read the text and answer the questions.

As Samuel Johnson (an English critic famous for his smart sayings) once noticed, when two Englishmen meet, their first talk is about the weather, and this is still true. The weather is a safe, polite and impersonal topic of conversation. Most British people would agree that bright sunny weather, not too hot and with enough rain to water their gardens, is good. Bad weather usually means dull days with a lot of clouds and rain or, in winter, fog or snow. The British tend to expect the worst as far as the weather is concerned and it is part of national folklore that summer holidays on a bank will be wet. It may be pouring with rain, raining cats and dogs, bucketing, or even just drizzling or spitting, but it will be wet.

1)    Why do English people like to discuss weather?

                            .

2)    What weather is considered to be bad?

                       

                       

3)    What are the words used for wet weather in the text?

                       

                       

WRITING

 1 Write questions to the following answers.

1)     

                 The book was written by Agatha Christie.

2)     

                 It was written at the end of the 18th century.

3)     

                It’s a detective story.

4)     

                 The plot is thrilling and unpredictable.

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 2 Imagine that you are writing an email to your pen friend from England who wants to learn about Ukraine. Write where Ukraine is situated, how large it is, what are the population and the capital, what rivers, seas and mountains are there; say that you are proud of your country and love it very much. Start like this:


1)               ?  Richard Wagner wrote several operas that tell stories from German folklore.

2)               ?

                       All four Beatles were born in Liverpool, England.

3)               ?

                       Anything that makes sound could be a musical instrument.

4)               ?

                       The electric guitar is popular with rock musicians.

 2 Imagine you have visited a place in Ukraine which you really liked. Describe it using the plan below.

Plan

Introduction (where the place is and why you went there).

Main body (further details about the place; weather conditions; what you saw and what you did there).


Conclusion (how you feel about the place and whether you recommend it or not).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

       Comics and other entertainment, such as crosswords, sudoku and horoscopes;

       A sports column or section;

       Editorial opinions;

       A food column;

       Advertisements.

 3 What types of books do you enjoy reading for pleasure? Do you enjoy reading in English?

Why or why not? What things can you do to improve your reading skills?

SPEAKING

1       Use the information below to speak about the book by O’Henry The Gift of the Magi.

Writer: O’Henry.

Book: The Gift of the Magi.

Type: a short story.

Characters: Jim and Della, young married couple, poor, but happy.

Jim’s worthiest thing: his grandpa’s golden watch.

Della’s worthiest thing: her long beautiful hair.

Plot: time before Christmas — Della wants to make a present to Jim — she has no money — she decides to sell her hair — Jim sells his watch to buy a set of combs for Della’s hair.

Recommendation: great story — wonderful descriptions — great humour.

2       Look at the following list of newspaper columns. Which of them can be interesting for you?

Which would you like to read? Which of them would you ignore? Explain your choice.

       Weather news and forecasts;

       An advice column;

       A humour column or section;

       Reviews of movies, plays, restaurants, etc.;

       A gossip column.


COMPARATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS

ASAS/NOT SOAS

Variant 1

1       Match the parts of the sentences.

1)   My parents try to give me as much           a) as she can. freedom     b) as the Bourne Identity.

2)   The team played as well

c) as they can.

 3) This juice does not taste so good

d) as the one I bought yesterday.

 4) The test was not so difficult

e)  as they usually do during 5) She’s not singing so beautifully      matches.

6)   Your dress is as trendy          f) as I thought it would be.

7)   Jason Bourne was not so interesting         g) as mine.

2       Transform the sentences using the constructions as…as/not so…as. 1) This bicycle and this motorbike are both very expensive.

                 

2)    She is less successful than her brother.

                 

3)    My room is bigger than yours.

                 

4)    We were both born in 1984.

                 

5)    My umbrella is wetter than yours.

                 

6)    Nick’s answer is worse than Jack’s.

                 

7)    Paul and Simon are both noisy.

                 

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COMPARATIVE CONSTRUCTIONS 

ASAS/NOT SOAS

Variant 2

1       Match the parts of the sentences.

1)   There weren’t so many people       a) as I can.

near the pool

2)   I’ll come as quickly     b) as 25 km per hour.

3)   This athlete can run as fast c) as your mum.

4)   My story is as funny   d) as I expected.

5)   My mum is not so strict

e) as the one you told yesterday.

 6) I’m not so good at Italian

f) as our parents do.  7)  My elder sister does not earn

                                      so much money                                        g) as at English.

2       Transform the sentences using the constructions as…as/not so…as. 1) The plane is faster than the train.

                         

2)    London and Paris are both interesting cities.

                         

3)    The long dress is more expensive than the shorter one.

                         

4)    Jane and Kellie are both slim.

                         

5)    Your idea is better than mine.

                         

6)    This week is hotter than the last one.

                         

7)    Rick and John are both clever.

                         

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THE PRESENT TENSES WITH FUTURE MEANING.

THE FUTURE SIMPLE

Variant 1

1       Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form.

1)    This baker’s  closes  (close) at 8 p.m.

2)    My dad        (pick) me up at the station.

3)    The train from Kyiv        (arrive) at 6:30 in the morning.

4)    The film        (start) at quarter to seven.

5)    Sam         (not/go) anywhere this weekend. He              

(study) for his Maths test.

6)    We        (have) a party at Christmas.

2       Use the prompts to write sentences in the Future Simple.

1)    I/sure/you/enjoy/film/./            .

2)    Peter/say/help/us/./  

3)    We/not/see/you/until next Tuesday/./  

4)    We/send/you/an email/./  

Variant 2

1       Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form.

1)    This TV show usually          (finish) by midnight.

2)    This art exhibition          (open) at 10 a.m.

3)    The concert of this band          (begin) at 8 p.m.

4)    — What          (do) tomorrow afternoon? — I          

(visit) my grandma — she needs my help.

5)    For my birthday, which is this Friday, my mum          (cook) a chocolate cake.

6)    The sun          (rise) a minute earlier tomorrow.

2       Use the prompts to write sentences in Future Simple.

1)    It/rain/tomorrow/./  

2)    I/call/you/I/promise/./  

3)    I/think/our team/win/the match/./  

4)    The baby/not/eat/these fruits/./  

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MODAL VERBS

Variant 1

1)    Where is Margaret? She ... be at school. Her classes begin at 8:30.

a)   must b) mustn’t                c) may

2)    She ... think that it is a good idea. It’s crazy!

a)   can     b) can’t                      c) may

3)    The courses in this language school ... begin on 4 September, I know exactly.

a)   must b) may                       c) may not

4)    Take an umbrella, it ... rain in the afternoon.

a)   can’t b) may                       c) must

5)    I think we ... check everything again before we hand in the project work.

        a) may                                        b) should                          

6) In England you ... have four seasons for one day.

c) mustn’t

        a) might                                     b) may not                       

7) He was obviously joking. He ... be serious.

c) must

        a) can                                          b) might                            

8) This bill ... be right. £200 for two cups of coffee?!

c) could not

        a) mustn’t                                  b) can’t                             

9) They ... live in New York, but I’m not sure.

c) shouldn’t

        a) can’t                                       b) may                               

10) He ... be very tired. He’s been working all day long.

c) must

        a) can’t                                       b) should                          

c) must

 2 Complete the School Rules with the words from the box.

must

 

 mustn’t

 

 allowed

 

 may

1)    Electronic devices (CD players, MP3’s, pagers, radios, laser pens, etc.) are not             at school.

2)    Mobile phones            be turned off during regular school hours. Students are allowed to use cell phones before and after school only.

3)    Students             have the following items at school: knives, weapons, dangerous objects, tobacco, drugs, alcohol and gang emblems.

4)    Fighting or provoking fights             result in suspension or transfer to another school.

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                                                                                                              MODAL VERBS

Variant 2

1)    Where is Jake? He ... be out with his friends, but I’m not sure.

                a) can’t                                       b) may                                         c) must

2)    Oh, dear! It’s half past ten. We ... be late for the meeting.

      a) may                                        b) may not

3) You ... drive carefully in bad weather.

 

c) must

      a) should                                    b) may

4) You ... use a mobile phone during the lesson.

 

c) can’t

      a) must                                       b) may

5) I ... see a dentist. I have a terrible toothache.

 

c) may not

      a) should                                    b) may

 

c) can’t

6)         The performance ... be wonderful. Mademoiselle Ellene is a great actress.

a)   can’t b) may not                c) must

7)         I’m absolutely sure! They ... arrive on Monday, I saw their tickets.

a)   might            b) may                       c) must

8)         It’s so cold outside! It ... be 20 degrees below zero!

a)   can’t b) might                    c) mustn’t

9)         Are you joking? Will ... go to Paris tomorrow. He doesn’t have enough money.

a)   can’t b) shouldn’t             c) must

10)    It’s a top secret. You ... not tell anybody else.

a)   can     b) shouldn’t             c) may

 2 Complete the School Rules with the words from the box.

must

 

 mustn’t

 

 allowed

 

 may

1)    Food and drinks are not             in the classrooms, assembly hall, laboratories, library or workshops.

2)    Pupils             use someone else’s book or gym locker, or allow them to use yours.

3)    Hats             be removed when entering classrooms and offices.

4)    Pupils             use the Internet without permission.

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THE PAST SIMPLE AND THE PAST CONTINUOUS

Variant 1

                  Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Simple or Past Continuous form.

1)    Who            (talk) to when I            (see) you in the cafeteria yesterday?

2)    You            (phone) while I            (have) a shower.

3)    When I           (get) home yesterday, my cat         

(sleep) on my pillow.

4)    It            (start) to rain just as we             

(get ready) to have our picnic.

5)    I            (see) my Art teacher in town yesterday. She            (wear) a blue dress and an orange hat!

6)    While their children            (clean) the table, their mother            (wash) the dishes.

7)    At 3 p.m. yesterday I            (play) tennis.

Variant 2

                  Put the verbs in brackets into the Past Simple or Past Continuous form.

1)    The sun           (already/begin) to rise when I           

(go) to bed last night.

2)    It was lucky we       (sit) under that tree when it            (break) and fell down.

3)    How fast            he            (drive) when he            (have) an accident?

4)    She            (read) in the garden when it            

(start) to rain.

5)    The family            (eat) dinner and talking.

6)    They            (talk) about her when she            

(walk) into the room.

7)    I            (still/sleep) while my parents            

(leave) for work this morning.

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                                                                                                    THE PASSIVE VOICE

Variant 1

1)    Alex learned a poem.

                 

2)    Students handed in their reports at the end of the lesson.

                 

3)    Maria feeds a cat.

                 

4)    Julia bought a cat.

                 

5)    Steven left a book.

                 

6)    They play handball at this sports ground.

                 

7)    He borrowed this book from the library.

                 

8)    Peter gave me these photographs two days ago.

  

1)    Everybody shocked by the terrible news yesterday.

                 

2)    Philosophy teaches at the first year of the university.

                 

3)    Not much said about the accident since that time.

                 

4)    A new book published by that company next year.

                 

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THE PASSIVE VOICE

Variant 2

1)    Frank built a house.

                                                     

2)    A mechanic did not repair the DVD recorder.

                                                     

3)    Sue puts her rucksack on the floor.

                                                     

4)    They lost the match last week.

                                                     

5)    Grandmother tells good stories.

                                                     

6)    She checks her mail every morning.

                                                     

7)    Sue will look after the children tomorrow.

                                                     

8)    Mary doesn’t take her children to the cinema every week.

                                                     

 2 Correct the mistakes. 1) A new student introduced to our class yesterday.

                                                     

2)    A prize gives to whoever solves this equation.

                                                     

3)    After an hour and a half the essay wrote.

                                                     

4)    Algebra and Geometry are teach in the seventh form.

                                                     

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ARTICLES WITH GEOGRAPHICAL NAMES

Variant 1

         Complete the sentences with the or — (no article).

1)    Highlands in northern      Scotland is a region of mountain ranges, deep valleys and beautiful lakes.

2)    Ben Nevis —      highest peak in Great Britain — rises in      Highlands.

3)    When we were in      London, we stayed in      Plaza Hotel.

4)    Americans call      Mississippi river «the Father of Waters».

5)    There are many cinemas, theatres and shops in      Piccadilly Circus. 6)  The waters of      North Sea and      English Channel separate      Great Britain from      Europe.

7)      Yonge Street in Canada is the longest street in the world.

Variant 2

         Complete the sentences with the or — (no article).

1)                                            UK is made up of      Great Britain (England, Scotland and Wales) and      Northern Ireland.

2)                                            Great Britain is the largest island of      Europe and the seventhlargest island in the world.

3)                                            Scottish Lowlands lie in the valleys of      Clyde, Forth and

Tay rivers.

4)                                            British Museum shows works from ancient      Asia, Egypt, Rome and Greece.

5)                                            Loch Ness is the largest lake in      United Kingdom.

6)                                            Cardiff is the capital city of Wales.

7)                                            Grampian Mountains in central      Scotland form a natural division between the Lowlands and Highlands.

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MIXED TENSES

Variant 1

                 Circle the correct answer.

1)    We ... TV when it started to rain.

                         a) watch                  b) watching                c) were watching     d) watched

2)    I wanted to visit you yesterday, but you ... not at home.

      a) is                          b) are                           c) was

3) Look! It ..., so we can’t go to the beach.

d) were

      a) to rain                 b) rains                        c) is raining

4) While he was in the shower, his dogs ... his steaks.

d) rain

      a) eat                       b) eats                         c) ate

5) The sun ... in the East.

d) eaten

      a) to rise                 b) rise                          c) rises

6) Since 2003 they ... their son every year.

d) risen

      a) visiting                b) visits                       c) visited

d) have visited

7) After Larry ... the film on TV, he decided to buy the book.

        a) see                       b) saw                          c) have seen

8) Wait a minute, I ... this box for you.

d) had seen

        a) carry                    b) ’ll carry                   c) am carry

9) She ... her left arm two weeks ago.

d) have carry

        a) broke                  b) have broken         c) is broken

10) — I’m about to fall asleep. I need to wake up!

         — I ... you a cup of coffee. That will wake you up.

d) had broken

        a) make                   b) making                    c) ’ll make

11) Last I ... my elder sister in April, and it’s June already!

d) have made

        a) see                       b) saw                          c) have seen

12) Listen! There’s someone at the door. I ... open.

d) was seeing

        a) ’m                        b) was                          c) ’ll

d) ’ve

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MIXED TENSES

Variant 2

        Circle the correct answer.

1) While the doctor was examining Mr Jones, his son ... outside this morning.

        a) wait                     b) waits                       c) is waiting

2)    I ... for my girlfriend for two hours already.

a)   wait                    c) had waited

b)   have been waiting      d) ’ll wait

3)    The weather ... nice at the weekend.

d) was waiting

        a) be                         b) will be                     c) is

4) I ... to the cinema yesterday.

d) were

        a) go                         b) went                       c) gone

5) My friend ... to music every evening.

d) have gone

        a) listens                 b) listen                       c) is listening

6) They ... their car. It looks new again.

d) had listened

        a) clean                   b) cleaned                  c) have cleaned

7) Listen! Mr Jones ... the piano.

d) had cleaned

        a) to play                b) play                         c) played

8) He ... his money. So he can’t buy this hamburger.

d) is playing

        a) lose                      b) loses                       c) is losing

9) When she ... in her garden, it started to rain.

d) has lost

        a) has worked       b) had worked          c) was working

10) Peter ... 14 tomorrow.

d) working

        a) be                        b) was                          c) am

d) ’ll be

11)    When they were in Paris, they ... many museums and art galleries.

a)   visit    b) visited       c) have visited         d) will visit

12)    I promise I ... call you as soon as I have any news.

a)   ’m      b) was            c) ’ll    d) ’ve

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THE FIRST SEMESTER TEST 1

My name is Nick. I’d like you to meet the best friends of mine — Brenda, Alex, Serge, Julia, Linda and Rhone. They are really interesting. So what are they like?

Brenda says: «I’m a very determined person and I’ve got a pretty good idea about my future, that’s why I think it’s very important to study well».

Well, what will Alex say? Alex: «Perhaps I’m a bit of an individualist, always doing what really interests me. I always try to find some excuse not to go to parties and if I go I don’t mix with the crowd. I like to use the computer, but only for work. I’m interested in lots of things and always want to learn something new».

Now let’s listen to Serge: «I’m an extroverted and happy person, that’s why I have a lot of friends. I love music with rhythms you can dance to».

What about Julia? «Well, I think that in life you’ve got to think about others, not only study or have fun. I don’t understand why my friends do piercing or cut their hair into strange shapes trying to show off their selfidentity. For me, what is really important is to give a hand to those who need it. I like to care about others, and I’m also rather reliable».

Well, Linda thinks she is trendy and stylish: «I like to look smart and attractive, so I enjoy wearing elegant clothes. For me it’s very important to follow fashion. Maybe in future I’ll make a career as a fashion designer».

And now the last, but not the least — Rhone. «I’m very energetic. I like sports and games, I’m fond of the Internet, I help my daddy in his work and mum with my little brother. My parents say I’m rather ambitious — and that may be true as I want to be successful in life».

TEST 2

Modern teenagers tend to have less interest in sport as they consider it as «boring and uncool».

This tendency makes doctors worry about the future of the nation’s health, and sports people are alarmed by the development of the sporting abilities of the young.

The recent survey of teachers and pupils showed that sporting activity among older teenagers had got smaller as modern kids prefer to play virtual games on their com puter or smartphones rather than practise real sports.

Besides, sports lessons at school only give students the chance to try a really short list of activities, and the uniform students have to wear at their PE classes is often not really smart, which doesn’t add excitement to the lessons of Physical Education.

However, the problem with being active is not only school-based — a large number of children spend less than an hour a week doing any form of exercise during summer holidays. Health officials worry that this lack of sport and fitness will lead to a nation of «couch potatoes» who will suffer from heart diseases and being overweight. Specialists agree that the problem must be solved at an early age.

TEST 3

There’re lots of different schools in the United Kingdom — big and small, old and new, traditional and modern. Let’s have a look at Cornwall School located in Gateshead, a small nice town in the north of the United Kingdom.

The school is relatively new, it was built just about 30 years ago, and it is not overcrowded as there are no more than 150 students.

The school has a main two-storeyed building and some outer buildings.

The school has a well-equipped Music room where class and individual lessons are held. Many of the students play a variety of musical instruments. For individual and small-group work there’s an Opportunity Centre.

The Reference Library looks like a usual classroom but with lots of books on the bookshelves and is used by all the classes weekly and also at lunch time.

There’s a Computer Suite of 24 computers where students have their IT lessons.

The school is the place for social events, assemblies and PE lessons. It’s huge and airy with colourful curtains; behind the curtains is the dining hall.

In the school there is a playground where students can play games when the weather is fine.

There is also a Nature Area, for children who want peace away from our two playgrounds at break time. It used to be a place where the school rabbits were kept when the school first opened.

TEST 4 Mum: Hey, Lizzie, where are you going?

Lizzie: Oh, mum, my friends are waiting outside. We are going to the movies.

Mum: Movies? But weren’t you supposed to have a music class after school?

Lizzie: That’s it. But my music teacher was so nice as to let me miss a music class today as I’m going to sing at the school concert tomorrow.

Mum: I see… Have you done your Ukrainian literature task? As far as I remember you’ve had some problems with it recently.

Lizzie: Well, my Ukrainian literature teacher is so boring, and he gets angry every time someone talks. Besides, I missed some classes, too...

Mum: That’s too bad. Well, how are you doing in your English class? You said you liked that one.

Lizzie: Well, I do, especially I like Ms Maria, she is smart and friendly; but all those irregular verbs are so difficult to learn!

Mum: Okay, and what about Maths?

Lizzie: Ah, I have rather good command of that subject, really. The teacher is strict of course, but rather fair. No, no problems.

Mum: Hard to believe... And how are you doing in history?

Lizzie: Oh, that’s my favourite class. The teacher tells us many interesting things from the history of mankind. And she encourages us to use the Internet to learn more interesting facts.

Mum: Great. Now, I have a bright daughter with some language problems.

Lizzie: Ah, mum. Can I go now?

Mum: Well, OK, but you need to come straight home after the movie, and you need to practise your clarinet. Lizzie: OK, mum. Bye!

THE FIRST SEMESTER Listening

Task 1

Variant 1

1, 2) What is Justin’s new hobby?

—  Where is Justin today? Is he at his tennis practice?

— No, he’s taken up skateboarding.

—  That’s surprising. I believed he adores games like tennis or basketball. Is he any good?

—  Well, he enjoys it, but he isn’t very good yet.

3, 4) What is Sam’s attitude towards school?

— Do you like your school, Sam?

—  Yeah, on the social factor — yes. I mean I get to see people every day, my friends and others. It is good in that sense. However, I hate most classes except History. I love it.

5, 6) What do the speakers agree about?

—  My parents are from the dark ages or something! Do they think they can run my life?

—  Well, my folks are like that, too, they make me be at home by 9 p.m...

— Oh man!

—  And force me to finish all my homework before I can go out with my friends.

Variant 2

1, 2) What does Andy want Frank to do?

Andy: I have a problem, and I hope you can help me out.

Frank: What’s that, Andy?

Andy: I need to be absent from the class next Wednesday because I have a dentist’s appointment, and I need to borrow someone’s notes.

Frank: Well, you can certainly borrow mine.

Andy: Thanks very much.

3, 4) What is John’s classmate like?

Clark: Who is that girl?

John: Which one do you mean? The tall girl with short fair hair?

Clark: No, the short slim one. Her hair is curly and dark.

John: Ah, I know her. She is very kind and she is also very reliable.

Clark: How do you know that?

John: Well, she is my classmate.

5, 6) What does the speaker say about cheating at tests?

As for cheating — I’d say sometimes, only if I don’t like the subject and believe that the knowledge that we are required to take away from the course is not important for me.

In certain courses I really want to know the stuff we are being taught, and I want it to stay in my brain, because it would be important to use it in everyday life.

Task 2

Listen to Annie telling about a very important person in her life.

«One person is very important to me — my father. For some reason, before I was 12 years old, I had been separated from my parents. They visited me frequently, but I was afraid in my childhood I was not close to them.

When I was 12 years old, it was time to go to a middle school. My parents decided to pick me up to live with them and tried to find the best school for me. My mother was very busy with her work, so most of the daytime, my father stayed with me at home. He tried to play games with me. We played chess and went out for a long walk every day. My father was very handsome and humorous. He was quite different from the other people I used to get along with at that time. But he was like a stranger to me. So I was still very silent and kept my distance from him. Due to how I felt, which was a little different from other children’s lives, I was quite lonely and blue in my teenage years. I didn’t want to communicate with others. I had no friends because I didn’t want any. My father, who has been the best teacher I have ever had in my life, taught me to be happy, positive and strong in my mind. He rebuilt my character with a lot of patience.

My father told me: «The atmosphere surrounding you is not as important as the inside atmosphere of your heart. Thinking in a positive way and always asking yourself: «Do I try my best before I give up?» Comparing my life now and in the past, I see two girls with the same face but different expressions».

Task 3

Listen to Clyde speaking about his school years:

«My 8th-grade teacher had a true enthusiasm about classical music that is transferred to her students in many ways. She started her classical music theme by allowing us to listen to the symphony «Peter and the Wolf» by the famous Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev during our reading time. She surprised us when she said that we were going to San Diego’s Civic Centre to watch the symphony! Yet, she encouraged us to learn about each instrument: its sound and its section in the symphony. She made a bright bulletin board with cut-outs of each instrument in its respective section in the symphony. For the next few weeks, she allowed us to listen to each instrument on a tape recorder. When we learned about the sound of a group of instruments, we got to put our names on the instrument cut-outs and display them on the bulletin board. The next week we analysed the sound of «Peter and the Wolf» from the tape recorder and watched Disney’s movie of that symphony. Finally, we went to watch the symphony! I loved it then and still love to hear the thunder of the kettle drums like I did that day. The sights and sounds of the instruments are cemented in my memory because it was so fun and was presented in many ways».

TEST 5

My name is Mike Chirinos and I work as a sales manager.

I used to be an active reader in my childhood, between the ages of eight and thirteen. I had enough time to read usual things for this age like Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne, Jack London’s The Call of the Wild or Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.

In my teens I looked for books with strange and sometimes controversial ideas. I wanted to amaze my friends with original opinions. I looked for the longest titles and the authors with the funniest names; in the library I tried to find books which nobody usually reads.

Later, when I studied at the university, I expected to spend long evenings in intellectual discussion with clever people, that’s why I started reading philosophy.

Professional life was the end of books for me. Books didn’t really help in practical work.

I didn’t stop reading, I read all day, but this was usually news on the Internet, manuals and documents. No books.

In those days I only had a book «on the go» during airplane flights or train journeys. And in my free time I usually watched TV. Then, one fateful day, my TV broke.

My new TV is inside my computer. It’s on a desk in front of a working chair and I can’t see it from the bed. I still use it for the weather forecasts and it’s nice to have it on while I’m typing… but what to do while long winter evenings? Well, have another go with books.

Now, I just like books. I have a pile of nice ones by my bed and I’m reading about three or four at the same time. There are books everywhere and all of them have something to read in them. I have a strange feeling that they’ve been there all along, waiting for me to pick them up.

TEST 6

Ah, nothing like good old rhythm and blues to enjoy and please the soul this late Wednesday night. This is Paul Hanson, and I’ll be with you throughout the night here on EUROPA FM 150. Oh, and don’t forget that I’ll be giving away the tickets to the concert at the Odeon Hall from now until morning for those of you who can identify this tune:

[jazz music]

Call me and be the first caller. And if you can tell me the name of the melody and the year it was recorded, you’ll enjoy the tunes of one of the best bands ever a week from this Friday night in downtown at the Odeon Hall. Now sit back, relax, and enjoy listening to EUROPA FM 150.

TEST 7

British people are known as great newspaper readers. The most popular British newspapers are The Times, The Guardian, The Guardian Weekly, The Daily Telegraph, and The Independent and many others. Let’s have a look at some of them.

The Guardian (which was called The Manchester Guardian until 1959) is a liberal newspaper that focuses on such important social issues as education, medical reforms, the problems of the elderly, protection of the environment, etc. It is published from Monday to Saturday in London and Manchester.

The Guardian Weekly, which circulates worldwide, provides a compact digest of four newspapers. It contains articles from The Guardian and its Sunday sister paper The Observer, as well as reports, features and book reviews from The Washington Post and articles translated from a French newspaper, Le Monde.

Melody Maker, published in the United Kingdom, was the world’s oldest weekly music newspaper. It was founded in 1926 as a magazine for musicians; in 2000 it was united with its «long-standing rival» New Musical Express.

TEST 8 ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES  OF THE WORLD

The English moved to Scotland, Wales and Ireland in the Middle Ages. Then the English started to look for new land beyond the

British Isles.

Australia. Captain Cook, the English traveller, landed in Australia in 1770. A lot of poor English, Scottish and Irish people came to find a better life there. Australia became independent in 1903.

Canada. The English traveller John Cabot came here in 1497. The French, the English, and the native Inuit people fought for the country until 1763. The English won.

Countries of East Africa. Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania were under British control from the 1890s to the 1960s.

South Africa. The British bought it from the Dutch in 1814. It became completely independent from Britain in 1931. Nelson Mandela became the leader of the country in 1994. West Africa. In British hands from 1788. Most of the slaves in America and the Caribbean came from this part of Africa. West African countries became independent in the 1950s and 1960s.

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka. Under British control from 1763 to 1947. Gandhi was the leader of the independence movement.

Ireland. The English arrived in Ireland in 1169, and four hundred years later imposed direct rule, which lasted until 1921. It is now called the Republic of Ireland or Eire. Northern Ireland is still a part of the UK.

Jamaica. The English took this island from the Spanish in 1655. It was a colony until 1962.

New Zealand. The native people, the Maoris, accepted British rule in 1840 (the Treaty of Waitangi). It became independent in 1931.

The USA. The English came in 1607, and America was a colony until the Revolution in 1776.

SECOND SEMESTER Listening TASK 1

Variant 1

1, 2) How does Jackie feel about her trip to Zanzibar?

Frank: I heard you took a trip to Zanzibar. How did you like it?

Jackie: Oh, wonderful beaches, warm sea, sunny weather... It was alright, but I got sick and tired of hotels and hotel food.

Frank: I can imagine. East or west, home is best.

3)      What can festival guests visit only at the weekend?

The Baltic Centre in Gateshead is holding a festival of Welsh culture from the 1th to 5th of June. An exhibition of photography is open daily and on some weekday evenings the Theatre has special events including plays and films. For those of you interested in literature, today Mr Higgins will read some of his favourite abstracts. On Saturday and Sunday, concerts of Welsh music will take place in the Town Hall.

4)      Listen to the speaker talking about London.

I used to hear many people saying that they have visited the same place many times and I could never understand why they did that — there are lots of beautiful places in the world. But after I visited London, it became my number one place to visit. I‘d like to come there again and again. My next dream is to celebrate the start of a new year under my friend, Mr Big Ben!

5)      What advice does the tour guide give to the tourists?

Today we are going to be taking a tram tour through the Rainforest National Park.

Over there on the left there are two large crocodiles, right next to the fallen trees. You can get out your cameras and take pictures from here on the tram, but no, you can’t get off the tram to get any closer.

6)      Listen to the news report. Which of the following statements are true?

Three climbers, missing for thirty hours, have been found safe and well by a rescue team in Scotland. The three, two men and a woman, who are from York, were found early this morning. They are recovering in hospital, and as they say, are doing well.

Variant 2

1, 2) What’s the speaker’s main point?

Well, I would really like to go cycling somewhere like Nepal or something like that, where there’s lots of rugged mountains and beautiful scenery. I don’t think I’m in shape enough to do it just now but maybe some time in the future, when I have more time to work out and stuff...

3)      What does the speaker think about Tom Clancy?

My favourite author is Tom Clancy. He will draw you deeper and deeper into his world until there is no return. You get to the point where you can hear the sounds of battle and see soldiers scrambling wildly, trying to survive just one more minute, dodging that one bullet so they can return home to their families. They shake your soul when you read them.

4)      What is the purpose of the announcement?

Welcome to the annual Festival of Western Art. Visitors to the festival can get a festival programme for free. I’d like to tell you a bit about one of the festival events.

The festival will start at 3 p.m. with a classical concert. If you wish to attend this concert, please go to the Hall on the second floor at 2:45 p.m. No latecomers are admitted.

5)      Listen to the speaker talking about London.

I love London architecture, especially the magnificent Houses of Parliament. As for my favourite place… I’m a devotee of the Tower of London with all its history and Beefeaters and ravens, truly as it sounds!

6)      What will the weather be like in the East tomorrow night?

Good afternoon and welcome to the weather forecast.

Shall we see what the weather will be like tomorrow? Well, some forecasts are predicting rain for the western parts of England from Wednesday to Thursday. However, in the East it will be dry and quite windy with winds coming from the north-east in the morning, and in the afternoon, the East of England will see cloudy weather with some rain later in the day.

Task 2

Mr Barton has a strange hobby. He borrows books from libraries and doesn’t bring them back. Until now he «forgot» to return more than 700 children’s books to five different libraries in the county. One of the librarians said about Mr Barton, «This is a man who loves books. He just can’t let go of them. He hasn’t stolen a single book. So what’s the crime?»

When he was asked why he didn’t return the books, Mr Barton said, «Well, how could I? They became family to me. I was afraid to return them, because I knew that kids or dogs would get hold of these books and chew them up, throw them around or tear pages.»

He continued, «Books are like people! They talk to you, they take care of you, and they enrich you with wisdom and humour and love. A book is my guest in my home. How could I kick it out? I repaired torn pages.

I dusted them with a soft clean cloth. I turned their pages so they could breathe and get some fresh air. Every week I reorganised them on their shelves so they could meet new friends. My books are happy books. You could tell just by looking at them».

Task 3

Presenter: With us in the studio this morning is Daisy Allen with the weather forecast. Hello, Daisy!

Forecaster: Hello, Kevin. The weather at the moment is rather warm and clear with temperatures about 25—26 degrees above zero. However, rain is expected later on across many parts of Northern Ireland and Scotland, quite heavy at times. In other parts of the UK, it will be another dry, sunny and hot day, but a few showers are possible across north-west Wales and northwest England in the evening. For those of you planning outdoor activities tomorrow, you can expect fair skies for most of Saturday with temperatures about 30° C across most parts of England and Wales. But things might change by Saturday evening with a storm front moving in. We can expect light scattered showers for most of the United Kingdom bringing slightly cooler temperatures in the 20’s, but this rain should stop by mid Sunday morning. It will be partly cloudy for most of the morning, but these clouds should move out by mid-afternoon.

Well, we can expect a lot of fine sunny weather not as hot to come by Monday with risk of some rain.

Presenter: Thank you, Daisy. And now...


Підсумкові тестові роботи

Test 1. Unit 1. Lesson 1. Family and Friends

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Test 2. Unit 1. Lesson 2. A Healthy Lifestyle

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Test 3. Unit 2. Lesson 1. What’s Your School like?

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Test 4. Unit 2. Lesson 2. Are You a Good Team? Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10

Семестрові тестові роботи

LISTENING (THE FIRST SEMESTER)

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 READING (THE FIRST SEMESTER)

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17

WRITING (THE FIRST SEMESTER)

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 SPEAKING (THE FIRST SEMESTER)

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

Підсумкові тестові роботи

Test 5. Unit 3. Lesson 1. Do You Need a Book?

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24

Test 6. Unit 3. Lesson 2. Music Is Heard Everywhere

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

Папір, на якому надрукована ця книга,

безпечний для здоров’я                         з оптимальною білизною,                                     вибілювався

та повністю  рекомендованою  без застосування переробляється офтальмологами хлору

Разом дбаємо про екологію та здоров’я      

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

CONTENTS

Test 7.  Unit 4. Lesson 1. A Daily, a Weekly, a Monthly

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Test 8. Unit 4. Lesson 2. Geographical Outlook

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Семестрові тестові роботи

LISTENING (THE SECOND SEMESTER)

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 READING (THE SECOND SEMESTER)

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 WRITING (THE SECOND SEMESTER)

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42 SPEAKING (THE SECOND SEMESTER)

Variant 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43

Variant 2. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44

Експрес-тести

Test 1. Comparative Constructions 

As…As/Not So…As . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Test 2. The Present Tenses with Future Meaning. The Future Simple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47

Test 3. Modal Verbs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

Test 4. The Past Simple  and the Past Continuous. . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Test 5. The Passive Voice . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51

Test 6. Articles with Geographical Names . . . . . 53

Test 7. Mixed Tenses. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

TEXTS FOR TEACHERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56


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