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Examination card № 1 (10)

І. Reading

Read the text given below. Decide if the statements are T (True) or F (False).

Dear Mom and Dad,

This is my fifth day at the summer camp. Life in the great outdoors isn’t exactly what I ve expected, but I’m not starving ... yet ... so don’t worry about me.

I guess I should tell you about what I do every day. First, everyone has to get up at 5:30 A.M. They have this silly old rooster named Harry who loves to wake us up. Next, we have to make our beds and tidy up the cabin before our camp counselor, Jeff, comes to inspect the place.

Then, we have breakfast around 6:30 A.M. After that, we have some free time, so I’ve been going down to the nearby stream to fish for a couple of hours. But yesterday, the only thing I caught was an old shoe and a tree branch. Great catch, Huh? Then when I was trying to swat a mosquito buzzing around my head, I slipped and fell in the stream and lost my fishing pole. That ended my fishing career.

Well, in the afternoon, there are different activities we can choose from like archery, horseback riding, and hiking. I thought archery would be the sport for me until I shot an arrow through Jeff’s pant leg. As you can imagine, I haven’t been invited back since.

In the evening, everyone is assigned a different chore to get dinner ready. Yester-day, I was in charge of cooking the hotdogs, but I accidentally dropped them in the fire, so we had to settle for beans instead. The other kids are always razzing me about it.

At night, we sit around a campfire in front of the cabin, sing songs, and tell ghost stories. That’s usually fun, but one night while trying to find more sticks for the fire, I got all turned around and got lost. After about an hour of wandering aimlessly in the forest, I finally found my way back, but no one seemed to have realized what had happened, thinking that I just had gone to bed. A bear or wolf could have eaten me and no one would have known it. I was so beat I just crashed ... out like a light.

Well, today is another day and tomorrow I go home ... and not a bit too soon. I’ve learned that camping is just not for me.

Love,

Brad

  1. Brad wrote a letter to his sister and brother.

  1. Brad wrote in his letter that he wasn’t starving.

  1. Brad does the same things every morning.

  1. Brad wakes up at 6:30 in the morning.

  1. Brad never has free time at the camp.

  1. A mosquito caused Brad to fall into the stream.

  1. Brad really enjoys archery.

  1. Brad shot his friend Jeff in the leg with an arrow.

  1. Brad dropped the beans in the fire, so the kids had to eat hot dogs.

  1. Brad was lost for an hour in the forest.

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Edward Bellamy was born (1________) 1850 in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, to a long line of New England Baptist ministers. He was (2____) in the United States and in Germany, and at length (3____) law. Working (4_____) a journalist and editor in New York and (5_____) Springfield, he began to publish fiction in 1879, and by 1898 he (6_____) published five novels and a collection of short stories.(7_____) them was the novel now considered the (8__________) masterpiece, Looking Backward. The visionary novel not only (9_____) literary fame to Bellamy but established (10______) as an important social and economic theorist.

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3. Share your opinion (35–45 words) on the topic: “How can the Internet affect a person’s life?” Use the prompts given below.

• What are positive and negative aspects of the Internet?

• Can a person be successful if they do not have access to the Internet? Give an example.

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І. Reading

Read the text and match the headings (A–D) to the paragraphs (1–5). One heading is extra.

  1. How dangerous is it?

  1. What’s it like up there?

  1. Have you had any funny experiences?

  1. How long have you been a window cleaner?

  1. Would you like to change your job?

When you hear the phrase ‘dangerous jobs’, you probably think of firefighters, life-guards or police officers. Can window cleaning be dangerous? No? Well, if you are working 250m above the ground, it can be very dangerous. This week, Darren Barnes, a window cleaner on some of the tallest buildings in Perth, in Australia, talks to us.

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For ten years, I was working as a builder before that. Then, my brother started cleaning windows on skyscrapers and I changed jobs to work with him. I have always loved being up in the sky!

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If you’re not afraid of heights, it’s great. On a sunny day the view is amazing. It’s very quiet and the people below look like ants. Of course, bad weather can be a problem – you know, strong winds – and the pollution sometimes makes the city look grey. However, I like it up there.

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Well, it’s safer than it looks. The job was more difficult when I started. But safety equipment has changed a lot since then. We’ve got a power roof car now to take us to the top instead of the old chair. And I don’t work alone. Twelve of us clean a building, so we look out for each other.

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Oh sure. Once, a pigeon sat on my head for hours and went up and down the building with me. It came every day and we used to share my sandwiches.

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Amanda is 81. She has grey hair (1)____ blue eyes. She is a kind, friendly lady (2)_____ likes talking to people (3)________making new friends. (4) _____, she enjoys good shopping. (5)_______, she cannot walk very far (6)________her age, (7) her daughter Jane takes her into town every Sunday. They look in the shops, (8)______ go for a coffee together.

3. Write an email (35–45 words) to a friend telling him / her about your impressions of celebrating New Year’s Day. Include this information:

• where and with whom you celebrated the event;

• the entertainment you had;

• what you liked most.

Examination Card № 3 (24)

І. Reading

Read the text given below. For questions (1–8), decide if the statements are T (True) or F (False).

We may take it for granted, but water is the most important resource on Earth. It covers 80 % of the Earth’s surface and it’s the only substance that can be found naturally in three forms: solid, liquid and gas. Water also makes up 66 % of the human body and without it we can’t live for more than a week.

Although water is the most common substance on Earth, we should use it carefully because only 1% is drinkable and 1/3 of all the people in the world can’t get enough clean water. Today, we use 3 times more water than in 1950, and people in rich countries use 10 times more than those in poor ones. So where does it all go? Well, a single dripping tap can waste up to 7,600 litres of water in a year and a leaking toilet can waste about 260 litres in a day.

At home, we can help by fixing broken taps and toilets. Having showers instead of baths could save about 300 litres of water a week. We should also avoid using chemicals that pollute the water supply, because we can’t increase the amount of fresh water in the world. We can only change the way we use it.

  1. Water can exist in solid, liquid and gas forms.

  1. 66 % of the Earth’s water is drinkable.

  1. Humans can live for seven days without water.

  1. Water is the most common substance on our planet.

  1. People use 1/3 of the water on Earth.

  1. Having baths instead of showers wastes water.

  1. We shouldn’t use so many chemicals.

  1. We can’t increase the water supply.

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Brazilian New Year is one of (1________) traditionally celebrated festivals for the people living there. New Year in Brazil is (2_______) as Ano Nove (Portuguese) but is more popularly known as Revillion. It is celebrated (3________) January 1. New Year is the time (4_______) people from various parts of the world like to celebrate it in Brazil. Pubs, party halls, clubs, beaches and even roads (5______) overcrowded. New Year’s celebrations in Brazil reflect (6____) culture and tradition. (7______) the New Year’s Day, it’s a tradition to eat lentils and rice. It is (8_____) to bring in wealth, health and good fortune in the coming year. New Year’s is celebrated with (9______) devotion and sincerity by the (10_____) of the city. They believe the catch at the time reflects the catch for rest of the year.

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3. You have a new pen friend. Write an email (35–45 words) about yourself. Include this information:

• your age;

• your family;

• your interests and hobbies.

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І. Reading

Read the text and choose the best answer (A–C) to complete the sentences (1–4).

Today, millions of people want to learn or improve their English but it is difficult to find the best method. Is it better to study in Britain or America or to study in your own country?

The advantages of going to Britain seem obvious. Firstly, you will be able to listen to the language all the time you are in the country. You will be surrounded completely by the language wherever you go. Another advantage is that you have to speak the language if you are with other people. In Italy, it is always possible, in the class, to speak Italian if you want to and the learning is slower.

On the other hand, there are also advantages of staying at home to study. You don’t have to make big changes to your life. As well as this, it is also much cheaper than going to Britain but it is never possible to achieve the results of living in the UK. If you have a good teacher in Italy, I think you can learn in a more concentrated way than being in Britain without going to a school.

So, in conclusion, I think that if you have enough time and enough money, the best choice is to spend some time in the UK. This is simply not possible for most people, so being here in Italy is the only viable option. The most important thing to do in this situation is to maximise your opportunities: to speak only English in class and to try to use English whenever possible outside the class.

http://www.esllounge.com

  1. What is the article about?

A How many people learn English.

B The best way to learn English.

C English schools in England and America.

  1. What is one of the advantages of going to the UK to learn English?

A There are no Italians in Britain.

B You will have to speak English and not your language.

C The language schools there are better.

  1. What is one of the advantages of staying in your country to learn English?

A The teachers aren’t very good in Britain.

B You have to work too hard in Britain.

C Your life can continue more or less as it was before.

  1. People who don’t have a lot of time and money should...

A Learn English in Britain.

B Try and speak English in class more often.

C Go to Italy to learn English.

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If you 1____ to Birmingham, you 2____ also visit Stratford-upon-Avon. This is the town where William Shakespeare 3____and it`s only thirty-five 4_____ from Birmingham. Shakespeare, 5____was one of the greatest writers of all time, grew 6___ in this little town. You can still visit his birthplace, a small house that 7____ hundreds of years ago. The town 8____ by thousands of tourists every year and there are lots of things to see and do there. You 9____ to worry about where to stay- there are lots of hotels and guesthouses in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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4 A litres B kilograms C kilometres

5 A who B which C that

6 A on B up C out

7 A built B was built C is built

8 A visits B is visiting C is visited

9 A mustn`t B don`t have C needn`t

3. You are in London and have just bought a postcard to send to your friend. Write 35–45 words in your postcard. You should:

• explain how long you have been there;

• tell your friend where you are staying;

• share your impressions of places of interest you have visited;

• what you are enjoying most about your trip.

Examination Card № 5 (29)

І. Reading

Read the text and decide if the statements are T (True) or F (False).

Presidents’ Day

The United States has at least one holiday in every month except August. On the third Monday of February, Americans celebrate the birthday of two former presidents. They are George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. They were both famous U.S. presidents and they both had birthdays in February. Even though they are different days, Americans celebrate both of them on the same day.

George Washington was born February 22, 1732. He was the first president of the United­ States, elected by unanimous vote in 1789. He is sometimes referred to as The Father of Our Country [the USA]. He was one of the people who fought in the Revolutionary War and later helped write the United States Constitution. There is a famous story about George Washington when he was a young boy. It says that he chopped down his father’s cherry tree with an ax. When his father asked, “Who did this?” young George replied, “I cannot tell a lie. I did it.” Many children have heard this story and are encouraged to always tell the truth.

Abraham Lincoln was born on February 12, 1809. He became the president in 1860. His presidency was difficult. The states in the north and the south were divided because of slavery. White people in the south owned black people. The north did not like it. A civil war began between the two sides. In the end, the northern states won and President Lincoln helped to free the slaves. He gave a very famous speech about how everybody had the right to be free and how all people were equal. After the civil war, Abraham Lincoln went to see a play. While he was there, he was assassinated.

Both George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were very famous presidents in the United States. Today you can see their faces on the American money. George Washington is depicted on the one dollar bill and Abraham Lincoln is on the five dollar bill. Many schools and some cities in the USA are named after each president. And the State of Washington and Washington D.C. were both named after President Washington.

www.5minuteenglish.com

  1. President’s Day is on the third Tuesday of every February.

  1. Everybody wanted George Washington to be the president.

  1. George Washington fought in the civil war.

  1. George Washington chopped down an apple tree when he was a young boy.

  1. Abraham Lincoln became the president in 1809.

  1. Abraham Lincoln believed black people and white people should be equal.

  1. Someone killed Abraham Lincoln.

  1. You can see Abraham Lincoln’s face on a U.S. one dollar bill.

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Lucy was in her bedroom 1)______the doorbell rang. It was dark, 2)_________she switched on the lights 3)_____went downstairs. She opened the front door, 4)____there was nobody there. Nervously, she closed the door 5)______went into the living-room. She was very scared 6)_____ because she was all alone. She closed the windows 7)________doors tightly. 8)_______she heard a strange noise in the garden. She went to the window 9)______ looked out nervously. She screamed 10)_______she saw what was outside.

3. Write an email (35–45 words) to your friend about the sports at your school and the sports you do. Write about:

• the sports you do at school;

• the sports you like / don’t like;

• the sports you are good at / bad at.

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I. Reading

Read the text and choose the best answer (A–D) to answer the questions (1–5).

Statue of Liberty: A Famous Gift

On July 4, 1884 France gave the United States an amazing birthday gift: the Statue of Liberty! Without the base at the bottom, it is as tall as a 15-­storey building. It is a symbol of the United States. But the world­-famous Statue of Liberty standing in New York Harbour was built in France. The statue was shown to the US, taken apart, shipped across the Atlantic Ocean in crates and rebuilt in the US.

Sculptor Frederic Auguste Bartholdi was commissioned to design a sculpture with the year 1876 in mind for completion, to commemorate the centennial of the American Declaration of Independence. The Statue was a joint effort between America and France. It was agreed upon that the American people were to build the pedestal, and the French people were responsible for the Statue and its assembly in the United States. However, lack of funds was a problem on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. In France, public fees, various forms of entertainment, and a lottery were among the methods used to raise funds. In the United States, benefit theatrical events, art exhibitions and auctions assisted in providing needed funds.

Finally, in 1886, the statue was completed. Engineer Gustave Eiffel, who would later design the Eiffel Tower in Paris, designed Liberty’s “spine.” Inside the statue four huge iron columns support a metal framework that holds the thin copper skin.

The statue – 151 feet, 1 inch tall – was the tallest structure in the U.S. at that time. The arm holding the torch measures 46 feet; the index finger, 8 feet; the nose, nearly 5 feet.

Visitors climb 354 steps (22 storeys) to look out from 25 windows in the crown. Seven rays in the crown represent the Earth’s seven seas.

Over the years, the Statue of Liberty’s symbolism has grown to include freedom and democracy as well as friendship between the two continents.

1. Where is the Statue of Liberty located?

A France B New York C New Jersey D Germany

2. How was the Statue of Liberty shipped over from France?

A On an airplane B In crates C On a train D In trucks

3. Why did France want to build this monument?

A America wanted to give France a birthday present

B to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the American Independence

C America wanted to become a democracy

D To support American freedom

4. Who sculpted the Statue of Liberty?

A Gustave Eiffel B Frederic Auguste Bartholdi C Bill Gates D Lady Liberty

5. What makes up the Statue of Liberty’s “spine”?

A Four iron columns B 206 bones C Five copper wires D 40 pounds of stone

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We can all help to 1)_________the environment and there are a lot of things we can do. To start with we should 2)________public transport because cars 3)_____________the air, Packaging from food products 4)________a lot of rubbish. We should not 5)______ rubbish in the streets because it looks and 6)_________horrible. We mustn`t 7)____________rubbish in the sea either because fish will die. Lastly, we should never 8)_______fires in forests or all the trees will burn. We should all try to help make a difference.

3. Write a postcard (35–45 words) to your friend in Ukraine. You are staying with your English pen-friend in England. Write about the following:

• what city you are staying at now;

• what interesting things you have learned about this city;

• how you spend your time.

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I. Reading

Read the text and decide if the statements are T (True) or F (False).

Dolphins are very popular animals – they are considered to be intelligent and friend-ly and they seem to play and smile all the time. There are almost 40 species of dolphins and watching them in their natural environment is an unforgettable experience.

However, the future of these marine mammals is in danger. Amongst the many threats to dolphins are environmental pollution, noise pollution, habitat destruction and industrial fishing: many dolphins die as bycatch in fishing nets or cannot find enough food due to overfishing.

To protect dolphins from extinction, the United Nations declared 2007 the Year of the Dolphin. With this campaign, the United Nations wanted to make people aware of the many threats dolphins face.

Patron of the Year of the Dolphin was Prince Albert II of Monaco. He said, “The Year of the Dolphin gives me the opportunity to renew my firm commitment towards protecting marine biodiversity. With this strong initiative we can make a difference to save these fascinating marine mammals from the brink of extinction.”

www.ego4u.com/en/read-on/animals/dolphin

1. Dolphins are very clever and friendly animals.

2. There are more than 40 species of dolphins.

3. Dolphins have already become extinct.

4. Environmental pollution, noise pollution, habitat destruction and industrial fishing threaten dolphins.

5. Dolphins can get enough food in the sea.

6. The United Nations declared 2007 the Year of the Dolphin.

7. The aim of the campaign was to make people aware of the many threats dolphins faced.

8. Patron of the Year of the Dolphin was Prince Charles

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It 1)______________a bitterly cold night. It 2)_________heavily. Sally_______along the empty road and tears 4)_______________down her face. She 5)________ a street lamp and stopped there. She 6)____________nowhere to go to, no one to stay with …nothing! She was soaked to the skin but this 7)_________to bother her. Suddenly she 8)___________a gentle tap on her shoulder. Surprised she 9)________around. In the pale yellow light she 10)_________ a stranger. He 11)__________clothes as black as night, but his face 12)__________kind and calm.

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3. Write a short composition (35–45 words) on the topic: «How has the Internet changed studying?». Use the prompts given below.

• Do you use the Internet when you study?

• Evaluate and compare the advantages and disadvantages of the Internet.

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I. Reading

Read the text and choose the best answer (A–D) to answer the questions (1–5).

The Eiffel Tower is a very famous tower in Paris, France. It was named after the engineer who designed and built it, Alexandre Eiffel. The tower was built in 1889.

Alexandre Eiffel was asked to build the tower when France decided to have a big fair to exhibit its goods and wares. The tower was to be located in the middle of the fair as a special attraction. So, Eiffel designed the tower and soon began to build it, using iron beams and bolts. When the structure first started to take shape, the people of France did not like it. They thought it looked like a giant skeleton and was not attractive at all. However, when the tower was finally completed and lighted up at night, the people quickly changed their minds. It was an enchanting sight and now looked like a tower made of lace.

The Eiffel Tower is sometimes considered one of the seven wonders of the modern world. It is 300 meters high and people can take an elevator all the way to the top. From the tower, they can get a marvellous view of the city and the River Seine which runs through it. Besides the elevator, there are steps which lead all the way up the tower. For those who are energetic, they can use these to climb up. It is very windy at the top of the tower and can be very cold at times because it is only built by iron beams. There are no walls to keep the wind out.

1. The Eiffel Tower got its name ... .

A from its location B from its designer C from the fair D from Paris

2. The tower is ... now.

A more than 100 years old

B less than 100 years old

C 100 years old exactly

D hundreds of years old

3. Why didn’t the people like the tower at first?

A They thought it wasn’t safe.

B They didn’t like iron beams.

C They were haunted by it.

D They thought it was very ugly.

4. Why did they change their minds in the end?

A It turned out to be very safe.

B They liked lace.

C It turned out to be beautiful.

D The design was changed.

5. What can we see from the tower ?

A Paris B A tower of lace C Iron beams D A giant skeleton

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I (1) _____ home from school yesterday when I suddenly (2) _____ this really loud noise. It (3) _____like an aeroplane! I (4) ______a wall at the time so I (5) _____ over. In the middle of the field I (6) _____ a huge, round object - just like a UFO! It (7) _____ the strange sound and lights (8)_____ all round it. Then I (9) ______ that the lights were cameras! Some people (10) _______a film!

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3. Write a review about one of your favourite books (35–45 words). Use the prompts given below:

• the title and the author;

• what the book is about (the main characters/subjects);

• recommendations why you think other readers might read it.

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I. Reading

Read the text and choose the best answer (A–D) to complete the sentences (1–5).

Coca­-Cola is probably the world’s best­-known taste, and was the first truly global brand. Dr. John Stith Pemberton, a pharmacist from Atlanta, Georgia, invented the drink. He mixed the Coca­-Cola syrup, which was combined with carbonated water to make a popular soda fountain drink, in the local Jacob’s Pharmacy. The first customers, who paid a hand-some 5 cents a glass, pronounced the drink to be “excellent,” “delicious and refreshing.”

Dr. Pemberton’s partner and book-keeper, Frank M. Robinson, suggested the pro­ duct’s unusual name and wrote it down in his florid handwriting, feeling that the “two C’s would look well in advertising.” The first advertisement for the drink appeared in the Atlanta Journal, and handpainted oilcloth signs indicated which soda fountains offered the product­. This was just the first step in a fantastic co-operation between the brand and advertising,­ which has made the trademark universally recognized. A continuous stream of slogans have entered the collective consciousness, from “Drink Coca­ Cola” in 1886, the iconic “I’d Like to Teach the World to Sing” television advertisement of 1971, right up to the simple assertion “Real” of today’s campaign.

From its original output of around nine drinks a day, Coca­-Cola is now the world’s most ubiquitous brand, serving over 1.3 billion drinks every day.

Taken from “Made in America: The History of Coca­Cola,”-Levi’s to Barbie to Google, by Nick Freeth, 2005

1. The Coca-Cola logo comes from ...

A an idea that Dr. John Stith Pemberton had.

B an advertisement in the Atlanta Journal.

C Frank M. Robinson’s belief that the name would market well.

D the first customers at Jacob’s Pharmacy.

2. Coca- Cola has been advertised for about ... years.

A 90 B 120 C 150 D 200

3. Coca-Cola first became popular with. ..

A young people who saw the TV commercials.

B Dr. Pemberton’s friends and family.

C the customers at the local pharmacy.

D Frank M. Robinson.

4. Coca- Cola has become the popular and recognized product that it is today due to ...

A its cheap price in Jacob’s Pharmacy.

B the first customers who drank it.

C Dr. Pemberton’s disgusting recipe.

D the brand and advertising together.

5. “Ubiquitous” means ...

A delicious B existing everywhere C important D least popular

2. Complete the text with the correct forms of the "Verbs in brackets.

Last Monday I (1) __ __________ home at 4:30 pm, a little later than usual. I (2)__________ longer at school because my teacher (3) _____________ to discuss my test results. So, I was in a good mood when I (4)________home! Unfortunately, that (5)___________ long. When I (6) _______ the front door, there (7)_________water all over the floor. My mother (8)________ a tap running in the bathroom earlier and she (9)__________out. The water (10)___________ through the ceiling. It ( 11) ________ (to cost) a fortune to repair.

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3. Your pen friend has decided to visit you in Ukraine. Write him / her an email (35–45 words). Include this information:

• what to prepare for this trip to Ukraine;

• what traditional Ukrainian dishes you will recommend him / her to try ;

• what places of interest you are going to show him / her in your town.

Examination Card № 10 (75)

I. Reading

Read the text and decide if the statements are T (True) or F (False).

Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy. This story is about something that happened to them when they were sent away from London during the war because of the air-­raids1. They were sent to the house of an old Professor who lived in the heart of the country, ten miles from the nearest railway station and two miles from the nearest post office. He had no wife and he lived in a very large house with a housekeeper called Mrs. Macready and three servants. (Their names were Ivy, Margaret and Betty, but they do not come into the story much.) He himself was a very old man with shaggy2 white hair which grew over most of his face as well as on his head, and they liked him almost at once; but on the first evening when he came out to meet them at the front door he was so odd­-looking that Lucy (who was the youngest) was a little afraid of him, and Edmund (who was the next youngest) wanted to laugh and had to keep on pretending he was blowing his nose to hide it.

Taken from The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis

  1. air-­raid – бомбардування

  2. shaggy – тут кошлате (про волосся)

  1. The four children went to live in the house of an old Professor.

  1. Lucy laughed at the old man.

  1. The Professor was very old with brown hair.

  1. The children left London to live with the Professor because of the air-­raids.

  1. The Professor’s house was in the centre of Cambridge.

  1. Lucy was the youngest child.

  1. The Professor lived two miles away from the post office.

  1. The names of the four children are Peter, Ivy, Susan, Edmund, and Betty.

  1. The Professor lived with a housekeeper named Mrs. Macready.

  1. This story is about four children’s trip to Paris.

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I (1) _____ in a very multicultural part of England. It's a very interesting place. I often (2) ____ in the little streets behind the station. They're full of little shops and restaurants. My friends and I (3) _____ here every Friday. This week we (4) ____ to a new restaurant. I (5) ____ Thai chicken - I always do. One day I (6) ______ how to cook Thai food. (7) ____ how to cook Thai food?

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3. Write a description of your friend in your class (35–45 words). Write about:

• his / her personality;

• something about his / her physical appearance;

• something you like about him / her.

Examination Card № 11 (81)

I. Reading

Read the article and choose the correct item (A–D) to complete the sentences (1–5).

How green are you? Being green used to mean that you were young and inexperienced. Now people who call themselves ‘green’ seem to think that they know better than the rest of us. But just how wise are these new ‘greens’? How well do their ideas work in practice?

Take the example of what happened this week to Donna Challice, mother of three, from Exeter. She was actually taken to court by her local council for not recycling her rubbish. She was charged with putting food in the green recycling bin which is intended for cans, paper, plastic and glass. She faced a fine of up to 1,000 pounds and the court case cost much more than that. What a waste of the court’s time and money. The reality­ is that recycling household rubbish is a waste of all our time. It takes hours and makes very little difference to the planet. Only 5 % of our waste is made up of household rubbish, while a massive 60 % is agricultural and industrial. Why doesn’t the council do something about that first!

And it isn’t only local government that is anxious to be green. We are surrounded by green thinkers. Have those people who refuse to accept nuclear energy thought about what renewable energy means? They say that 20 % of our energy has to come from renewable sources such as wind and solar power. Can you imagine what our countryside­ will look like? There will be forests of giant wind turbines and nothing in the fields except rape seed oil to make bio­-fuel. There is no real alternative to using more nuclear energy, so why don’t we focus on building new safer nuclear plants? You have to be green, in the old sense of the word, to think that these ideas are a step for-ward. What a load of rubbish!

Taken from “Going Green” by David Woodward, Premium Learning

1. Being Green today means you ...

A are young and inexperienced.

B accept nuclear energy.

C care for the environment.

D are absolutely wise.

2. Which word can replace “intended” in the text?

A meant B cared C purpose D lost

3. What per cent of our waste is not household rubbish?

A 60 % B 95 % C 10 % D 5 %

4. Rape seed oil is used to ...

A fuel wind turbines.

B create forests.

C make biofuel.

D produce oil.

5. The author’s attitude towards Green Thinkers is ...

A negative. B positive. C neutral. D changing.

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2. Choose the correct answer

Dear Sean,

Hi. How are you? I 'm OK here in Germany but I miss ( 1 ) _____ with my friends. I managed (2) ______ a job as a translator - I should (3) ______ working now hut I'm having a break. I decided (4) ______ here for another two weeks. I promised (5) ______ the boss because he's very friendly to me and it's busy here. Really, I prefer (6) ______ outside in the summer so I’m going to look for work on a campsite after this.

Right, I must (7) _______ .

See you some time.

Keith

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3. Write a personal profile (35–45 words) of a member of your family / your classmate. Include the following:

• his / her name, when and where he / she was born;

• his / her appearance and character;

• his / her interests and activities;

• his / her achievements and future hopes.

Examination Card № 12 (96)

I. Reading

Read the magazine article. Put the paragraph titles (A–I) in the right places. The first paragraph has been done for you. There are two extra paragraphs that you don’t need.

Tigers

A Skills F Number of people killed by tigers

B General characteristics G Reproducing

C Reasons for attacking humans H The most famous type

D Tigers as swimmers I Tiger versus lion

E Place of origin

0 B

The largest of the cats is the tiger. It is as strong and aggressive as it is big. The tiger’s coat is often a bright golden colour. It has black stripes on the head, body, limbs, and tail. Stripes like these are sometimes found on the domestic cat, or house cat, which is a distant relative of the tiger.

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They are different mainly in the colour of their coats, but their skeletons are almost the same. Zoologists recognise the tiger skull by the higher setting of the nasal bones. The two species are similar in hunting habits, though tigers usually do not hunt in pairs as lions often do.

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They range from Iran to the Sea of Okhotsk in eastern Siberia and from this north-eastern limit southward to Malaysia and the Indian peninsula. A smaller variety is found on Sumatra, Java, and Bali. Tigers are not native to any other continent.

3______

This is the Royal Bengal found in the Indian peninsula. An adult male weighs as much as 500 pounds (230 kilograms) and may be 10 feet (3 metres) long, including the 3-­foot (1metre)­ tail.

4

Unlike most members of the cat family, tigers are good swimmers. They cross rivers easily to hunt down animals. Occasionally, to run away from a flood or some other serious danger, they even climb trees.

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Tiger kittens number from two to five at a time and they grow for about 100 days inside their mother’s body. Unfortunately, not more than two usually survive the birth. After they are born they stay with their mother until their third year.

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Tigers do not naturally attack people, but a few become man-­eaters when they lose the ability to kill faster animals. Broken teeth, broken claws, or being too weak in general­ can make an old tiger into a man-­eater. Hunters in India report that one tiger killed 127 people in 1973.

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II . Complete the dialogue with the correct question tags.

A: Hello! You're the new student, (1) _______________?

B: Yes, I am. My name's John.

A: Hi, John. I'm Cathy.

B: Hi. Eric . . . we have lessons in room 6, (2) ______________?

A: That's right. You're not from London, (3) ______________? Where are you from?

B: I'm from Durham. I'm not late, (4) ________ ?

A: No, don't worry. You'll hear the bell and then you have to go to class.

B: Oh, good. You'll show me where room 6 is, (5) ______________? I don't think I could find it on my own.

A: Of course. I'll go with you. You're wearing a Newcastle shirt, (6) ____________ ?

B: That's right. You don't like football, (7) __________ ?

A: Yes, why not? Because I'm a girl?

B: No, I mean . . . sorry, I don't know many girls who like football.

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III Write an email (35–45 words) to your friend about a famous singer. Include the information:

when and where he / she was born;

his / her appearance and character;

his / her achievements.

Examination Card № 13 (98)

I. Reading

Read the text and match the paragraphs (A–C) to the questions (1–5).

So, You Want to Be on Television?

So, you want to be on television? Read about three different ways you can make your dream come true!

A Who Knows?

Have you ever wanted to be on a TV game show? If you think you’ve got good general knowledge and you’re confident enough to appear on TV in front of millions of people, just fill in our application form. You could be a winner on Channel 7’s new game show Who Knows? There will be twelve weekly shows and the winner of each show will go on to play a final competition to win two million pounds!

B Watching You!

The producers of the reality show Watching You! are looking for ten new people to live in the famous house for ten weeks. Are you funny and talkative? Are you interested in other people? Would you like to become a big star? Send in your application be-fore 7 November, and you could be invited to the auditions in London and Manchester!

C Children’s Hour

As viewers know, Dani Byers has left Channel 7’s Children’s Hour to make a film in Hollywood. So, we need someone to take her place as a presenter on the show. We’re looking for someone who is enthusiastic, intelligent and who loves children. Is that you? Apply now and come for a voice test!

Which show:

will be shorter than three months? (1) .....

can make people very famous? (2) .....

only needs one person? (3) .....

offers a lot of money? (4) .....

wants someone who likes talking? (5) .....

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II. Complete the dialogue

Mary: I`ll make an omelette. Do we have 1)__________eggs?

Bill: No, there aren`t 2)________. We need to buy 3)___________.

Mary: Is there 4)___________cheese in the fridge? I`ll need 5)_____.

Bill: Yes, there`s plenty.

Mary: Good. Is there 6)________ham?

Bill: Not 7)_________. Only two slices.

Mary: That`s OK. I need 8)______ tomatoes too.

Bill: How 9)_______do you need?

Mary: Just two.

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III Write a note (35–45 words) about your shopping preferences. Include the following:

How often do you go shopping?

Where do you prefer to do the shopping and with whom?

What do you mostly buy?

Examination Card № 14 (99)

I. Reading

Read the menu and answer the questions.

A La Carte Menu

2013

Starters

Soup of the day

‡4.95

Wild mushroom pancakes

‡8.50

Baked aubergine, potato and spinach with tomato & coriander sauce

‡6.70

Main Courses

Meat

Tournedos of Scottish beef with French fries

22.50

Corn-fed­ chicken supreme

14.95

Roast English lamb with vegetables

19.95

Fish

Pan-fried­ salmon, with a white wine sauce

16.50

Roast trout with candied tomato and deep fried basil

23.50

Vegetarian

Vegetable paella with Saffron and shaved Parmesan

14.95

Side Dishes

Chunky chips

2.75

House salad

2.95

Broccoli

2.00

Selection of seasonal vegetables

3.00

Desserts

Chocolate, rum & raisin délice with orange sauce

6.50

Fruits of the forest & Ricotta cheesecake

6.50

Apple tart with vanilla ice cream and custard

6.50

Selection of mixed ice creams

4.00

SET LUNCH (per person)

25.00

1. How many starters are there?____________________________________

2. What can you choose for a main dish?_____________________________

3. Is there a vegetarian menu?______________________________________

4. How much does the set lunch cost?________________________________

II Complete the text with the words from the table.

On a clear night? You can see about 3,000 stars (1)_______ the sky without (2)______ a telescope, (3)____star that astronomers (4)_______ is nearly 40 times (5) _____ than the sun. In about five billion years, the sun (6) _________ to a giant star. It (7) _______________large enough (8)________ Earth.

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III Write a letter (35–45 words) to your English-speaking friend about your hometown. Use the prompts given below.

What is your hometown known for?

Would you move away from your hometown?

Do you think you could be happy anywhere?

Examination Card № 15 (3)

I. Reading

Read the text and choose the best answer (A–D) to complete the sentences (1–4).

CALIFORNIA STRAWBERRY FESTIVAL

Have you ever tried a strawberry pizza? If you went to Oxnard, the “Strawberry Capital of California,” in May, you could!

Oxnard is in Southern California and this part of the state takes its strawberries very seriously. At the two-day California Strawberry Festival you can see and try strawberries prepared in all sorts of ways. In addition to traditional treats such as strawberry shortcake, strawberry jam, strawberry tarts and strawberries dipped in chocolate, there is strawberry pizza! This dessert pizza is topped with strawberries, sour cream, cream cheese and whipped cream on sweet bread baked like a pizza. Straw-berry kеbabs dipped in powdered sugar are another delicacy. And drinks such as a strawberry smoothie can wash it all down.

Strawberries are big business in Oxnard. The annual strawberry revenues are $100 million from Oxnard’s bountiful 6,600 berry acres. Twenty-four companies harvest and cool nearly 16 million trays of berries, which are shipped throughout North America as well as to Germany and Japan. The festival, which attracts more than 85,000 visitors, features three stages with musical entertainment, 335 arts and crafts exhibits, strolling musicians, clowns, artists, face-painting, contests, and a “Strawberryland” for children with puppets, magicians, musicians, and a pet zoo.

1. Which food is not mentioned in the article?

A Strawberry shortcake

B Strawberry jam

C Strawberry candy

D Strawberry pizza

2. What are the annual revenues from strawberries?

A $100 million B $85,000 million C $335 million D $16 million

3. Who is the target audience of “Strawberryland”?

A adolescents B children C young adults D the elderly

4. What attractions are available for the visitors?

A arts and crafts exhibits

B strolling musicians, clowns, artists

C face-painting, contests

D all of the above

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II Complete the text with the words from the table.

Hello Bill,

I (1)_______ to school any more. I (2) ___________ to college. In fact I (3)__________ to college at the moment. I hope you can read my letter as I (4)___________ it on the train. It isn`t very comfortable. A boy (5)_____________ next to me and he (6)___________to a Walkman. It`s very loud. I usually (7)________ the 9 o`clock train but today I (8) ____________ the 9.30 one as I got up late.

I (9)_______badminton with Sue this evening. She still (10)________ to school, so I don`t see her during the day. We (11)______badminton every Tuesday.

We (12)________at my station now, so I`ll stop for the moment.

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not go

don`t go

am not going

not going

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travel

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writing

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listen

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III Yesterday you went to the cinema with your friend. Write an e-mail (35–45 words) about your impressions.

Did you and your friend like the film?

What impressed you most of all in this film?

What did you do after you had seen the film?

Examination Card № 16 (5)

I. Reading

Read the text and decide if the statements are T (True) or F (False).

“Fish and chips” is deep-fried fish in batter with deep-fried potatoes, and a popular take-away food. Fish and chips is originally from the United Kingdom, but also very popular in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand, South Africa and some coastal towns of the Netherlands and Norway; and also increasingly so in the United States and elsewhere. For decades it was the dominant (if not the only) take-away food in the United Kingdom.

The fried potatoes are called chips in British and international usage; and while American English calls them french fries, the combination is still called “fish and chips”. (Potato chips, an American innovation, are a different potato-derived food, and are known as crisps in the United Kingdom.)

Fish and chips have separately been eaten for many years – though the potato was not introduced to Europe until the 17th century. The originally Sephardi dish Pescado frito, or deep-fried fish, came to Netherlands and England with the Spanish and Portuguese Jews in the 17th and 18th centuries.

The dish became popular in more widespread circles in London and the south-east in the middle of the 19th century (Charles Dickens mentions a “fried fish warehouse” in Oliver Twist) whilst in the north of England a trade in deep-fried “chipped” potatoes developed.

It is unclear when and where these two trades were merged to become the fish and chip shop industry we know today. The first combined fish and chip shop was probably the one opened in London by Joseph Malin in 1860.

During World War II, fish and chips were one of the few foods that were not rationed in the UK.

  1. Fish and chips are popular only in England.

  1. Americans call “French fries” what British call “chips”.

  1. Americans call “chips” what British call “crisps”.

  1. The potato was introduced to Europe in the 18th century.

  1. The dish became popular in the 19th century.

  1. The first fish and chip shop was opened in the 19th century.

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Moved returned studied continued left became started

won went divorced died married was

Ingrid Bergman 1)_____ a famous Swedish actress. She was born on 29th August, 1915, in Stockholm.

Ingrid 2)_______at the Royal Dramatic Theatre in Stockholm. She 3)______ to Hollywood in 1939. She 4)_______ famous for the starring role in the classic film Casablanca. In 1950, she 5)_______ Roberto Rossellini and 6)___________to Europe. She 7)______ her acting career there and 8)______ in French and Italian films. In 1956, she 9)_____Rossellini and 10)_____ Europe. She 11)_______to Hollywood and 12)_______ three awards for the Best Actress.

Ingrid Bergman 13)_____on 29th August, 1982, in London.

III You have found a wallet in the school corridor. Write a notice (35–45 words) about it. Include this information:

describe the wallet (colour, shape);

say where and when you found it;

give your contact details.

Examination Card № 17 (12)

I. Reading

Read the text and choose the best answer (A–D) to complete the sentences (1–4).

Christmas is probably the most festive time of the year, a season of gift-giving and celebration. We all know that Christmas is a religious holiday which marks the birth of Jesus Christ. But did you also know that some of the traditions are adapted from rituals dating back to the time before Christianity?

Many pagan peoples regarded the winter solstice as a time of celebration. Anticipating the return of spring, people decorated their homes with evergreen plants, a symbol of eternal life. Mistletoe was especially popular, as it was believed to have magic powers. People hung sprigs of mistletoe in their homes and kissed beneath them as a gesture of friendship. At pagan festivals there was also a lot of singing and dancing going on – “dancing in a circle” is the original meaning of the word “carol”.

Still now we keep these traditions up: we sing Christmas carols and dance around in circles, we kiss beneath the mistletoe and we decorate our homes with Christmas trees. By the way, did you know that it was a German who set the trend of decorating Christmas trees in England? It was Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. When he moved to England, Christmas trees had already been popular in continental Europe, but not in England. In 1841, Prince Albert put up a Christmas tree at Windsor Castle. The event was reported in the press; and as the whole country was very keen on the royal family, people enthusiastically took up the custom of decorating a tree at Christmas.

1. What did pagan peoples celebrate at this time of the year?

A the birth of Jesus Christ

B the winter solstice

C the magic powers of mistletoe

D the New Year coming

2. What does the word “carol” originally mean?

A to dance in a circle

B to sing Christmas songs

C to sing and dance around the Christmas tree

D to play games at Christmas

3. According to the text, which statement is correct?

A The royal family were the first Europeans who had a Christmas tree.

B Many people went to Windsor Castle to see the Christmas tree.

C Prince Albert brought the tradition of putting up a Christmas tree to Britain.

D Christmas trees had been already popular in England.

4. Did people support the idea of decorating a Christmas tree?

A People didn’t like this idea.

B People eagerly took up the custom of decorating a tree at Christmas.

C People only supported the idea of celebrating Christmas.

D People didn’t want to decorate Christmas trees.

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II Complete the text with the verbs from the list.

crashing sailing enjoying trying blowing sitting making talking helping

It was a sunny afternoon. David and his friends were (1)_________along the coast, (2)_______ the warm weather. A light breeze was (3)__________ across the bay. They all felt relaxed. Rick and Tyler were (4)_________ David sail the boat as the others were (5)_________, (6)_____ about their plans for the summer holidays. Suddenly, the wind started blowing strongly and the sea became rough. Waves began (7)_________ against the boat, (8)_________ everyone lose their balance. Dark clouds covered the sky. David was (9)_________ to lower the sails when rick cried “Where’s Tyler?”…

III You have two tickets for a football match. Write a phone message (35–45 words) to your friend. Include this information:

invite your friend to go with you;

state the time and the place of the match;

suggest the time to meet your friend.

Examination Card № 18 (18)

І. Reading

Read the text and choose the best answer (A–D) to complete the sentences (1–4).

European scientists say they have found further evidence that how you serve food and drink matters hugely in the perception of taste. Researchers at the Polytechnic University of Valencia and the University of Oxford recruited 57 volunteers and asked them to taste hot chocolate served in plastic cups with four different colours – white, cream, red and orange. All of the cups were white on the inside.

The chocolate was the same in all the samples, but the volunteers found that the flavour was better when the drink was served in the orange or cream-coloured cups. “The colour of the container where food and drink are served can make taste and aroma better,” Betina Piqueras-Fiszman of the Polytechnic University of Valencia said in a press release.

“The findings could be beneficial to chefs and food manufacturers,” Piqueras-Fiszman added. Previous research has found that yellow containers boost the perception of flavour of lemons in soft drinks; beverages in cold colours, like blue, seem more thirst-quenching than warm colours like red; and if drinks are pink, they are perceived as being more sugary.

Taken from “Hot chocolate tastes better in an orange cup” from Agence France Presse, 2012

1. What colour were the cups used in the study on the inside?

A red B orange C white D different colours

2. Volunteers found that the flavour of the hot chocolate was better when it was served in:

A only orange cups

B orange or cream cups

C orange or red cups

D cream or red cups

3. According to the article the results of the research can be considered:

A surprising and new

B useless

C boring

D useful to chefs and food manufacturers

4. Research has shown that beverages in blue colour seem:

A more thirst-quenching than beverages in red colour

B less thirst-quenching than beverages in red colour

C more sugary

D more delicious

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II Complete the text with the words from the table.

Alysia’s sitting room is a beautiful room, very feminine and done in good taste. Upstage left is a large bay (1)_________; from it, one can view a large tree with a birdhouse of unusual size and shape. The room faces south, so it is flooded with light. To the right is a door leading to the kitchen; there is another door leading to the bedroom. Downstage left is a door leading outside. When the curtain rises, Alysia is sitting on the floor. It is before dawn, but a minute or so after the curtain rises, (2)_______ begins to fill the room. Alysia is cleaning the sitting-room carpet, an unusual task for this hour. She uses a (3)_________ of cloth with quick movements, rinses and continues rubbing the carpet. (4)_________ a while, she stares at the cloth in her hand, drops it, raising herself to her knees, and then covers her face with her hands. She sits back on the floor leaning her head against a chair, looking (5)_________ and lost. She is sobbing quietly. Then she stares at the new streaming light from the window. The sound of a milk bell interrupts the (6)________. When she hears it, she jumps up, looks desperately about the room, wipes the traces of tears from her eyes and goes to the window and looks out.

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III You are on holiday at the seaside and you’ve just met a famous sportsman. Write a postcard (35–45 words) to your friend. Include this information:

write a few words about the weather;

write about who you met and where you met him / her;

ask about your friend’s holiday.

Examination Card № 19 (55)

I. Reading

Read the text and decide if the statements are T (True) or F (False).

The Effects of Stress

There is a famous expression in English: “Stop the world, I want to get off!” This expression­ refers to a feeling of panic, or stress, that makes a person want to stop whatever they are doing, try to relax, and become calm again. ‘Stress’ means pressure or tension. It is one of the most common causes of health problems in modern life. Too much stress results in physical, emotional, and mental health problems.

There are numerous physical effects of stress. Stress can affect the heart. It can increase the pulse rate, make the heart miss beats, and can cause high blood pressure. Stress can affect the respiratory system. It can lead to asthma. It can cause a person to breathe too fast, resulting in a loss of important carbon dioxide. Stress can also affect the stomach. It can cause stomach aches and problems digesting food. These are only a few examples of the wide range of illnesses and symptoms resulting from stress.

Emotions are also easily affected by stress. People suffering from stress often feel anxious. They may have panic attacks. They may feel tired all the time. When people are under stress, they often overreact to little problems. For example, a normally gentle parent under a lot of stress at work may yell at a child for dropping a glass of juice. Stress can make people angry, moody, or nervous.

Long-­term stress can lead to a variety of serious mental illnesses. Depression, an extreme feeling of sadness and hopelessness, can be the result of continued and increasing stress. Alcoholism and other addictions often develop as a result of overuse of alcohol or drugs to try to relieve stress. Eating disorders, such as anorexia, are sometimes caused by stress and are often made worse by stress. If stress is allowed to continue, then one’s mental health is put at risk.

It is obvious that stress is a serious problem. It attacks the body. It affects the emotions. Untreated, it may eventually result in mental illness. Stress has a great influence on the health and well-­being of our bodies, our feelings, and our minds. So, reduce stress: stop the world and rest for a while.

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  1. Physical, emotional, and mental problems are commonly caused by stress.

  1. Stress is one of the most common causes of health problems in modern life.

  1. According to the essay, the arms may suffer physical problems caused by stress.

  1. Stress can affect emotions by making people feel elated and thrilled.

  1. Long term stress can lead to depression and alcoholism.

  1. People often develop addictions when trying to relieve stress.

  1. If untreated, stress could often lead to death.

  1. Stress can affect the respiratory system by causing stomach problems.

  1. Stress can affect the heart by decreasing the pulse rate.

  1. Symptoms of emotional stress include feeling hungry and thirsty.

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II Complete the text from the table

The Purple Patch

Jack was nervous. He had to wear his old trousers with the purple patch that could be seen by those who didn’t matter and those who (1)_______, like Ann Dale. Are you going to the sports, Jack? His friend came up to him. ≪There are prizes — 10 dollars and 12 dollars! Perhaps if I get a prize, I could buy those trousers now≫, Jack thought. Ten minutes later they were on their way to the sports. There were many children there. ≪First race!≫ the man with the megaphone shouted. Jack tried too (2)_______ at the sprint. He wanted to win. And he was second. ≪Event Two! A Thread-the-Needle race!≫ When he heard the signal he ran like the wind. But the pair next to them finished first. The last (3)________ was Jack’s last chance for a big prize. At that very moment Ann offered him to be his partner. ≪Ready! Off!≫ Jack forgot why he had come to the sports. He had only one (4)_______ — to get to the other end quickly: the sooner he was there the less time Ann would have to notice the patch. Sharp grass hurt his hands; the blood ran to his head. But he was going on... ≪We (5)__________ , Jack!≫ he heard Ann’s words when they crossed the finishing line. And he saw that Ann’s face was full of admiration, not contempt, and he was very (6)________.

(After David Bateson)

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III Write (35–45 words) about the rules you are supposed to obey in a library. Include this information:

what library you are in;

what you should do;

what you shouldn’t do there.

Examination Card № 20 (60)

I. Reading

Read the article and choose the correct item (A–C) to complete the sentences (1–5).

“When I visit London one of my favourite things to do is shopping! I really enjoy hunting around for interesting things in the sales, buying something new to wear out on a Saturday night. Or a bit of window­-shopping – it doesn’t cost a penny. Sometimes I’ll spend hours just walking around a market having a chat with my friends.

There are lots of different places to go shopping in London. If you’re looking for ‘high street’ shops – the kind of shops you will find in most towns, you can go to Oxford Street, but it gets too busy sometimes; it can be difficult to get anywhere! For a less crowded, more relaxing shopping experience, go to Covent Garden – you can have an expensive cappuccino, and watch some (free) street theatre at the same time.

Some people like shopping in department stores. The most famous one in London is ‘Harrods’ in Knightsbridge, but for me, it’s not modern enough, and too expensive, the sort of place your parents do their shopping. The best of all the big department stores is ‘Selfridges’ in Oxford Street, it’s a shoppers’ paradise, nice clothes but very high prices.

For the ‘day out walking around a market’ experience, try ‘Camden’. It’s exciting, fashionable, and there are lots of lovely things at attractive prices! You can buy cheap jeans and cool second hand clothes in the morning and then get a tattoo and a body piercing later on! If all that shopping is too tiring, you can get some Chinese or Thai food for ‡2 or 3, sit by the canal and relax. What could be better?

If you think you need to experience more of London’s ‘culture’, you might prefer a trip to Greenwich. This is a much more relaxing day out. You can have a walk round the market and shops, and then take in a bit of London’s history – it was the birthplace of Henry VIII, Queen Mary and Elizabeth I. There’s also the park, the ‘Cutty Sark’ (an old ship that was used for transporting tea), and the old observatory ... so much to do, but don’t forget the shopping!”

Adapted from: www.bbc.co.uk

1. “High street” shops are ...

A the most expensive shops in town.

B shops you can find almost everywhere.

C street markets.

2. Covent Garden is a place where you can ...

A have a cheap cup of coffee.

B get lost in crowded shops.

C watch a street performance.

3. The speaker’s favourite department store is in ...

A Knightsbridge. B Oxford Street. C Covent Garden.

4. You should go to Camden if you want to ...

A have a tattoo. B buy expensive clothes. C try traditional English food.

5. When you go to Greenwich you can ...

A see the birthplace of the British queens.

B visit an old war ship.

C eat a Chinese dinner.

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II Complete the text with the correct forms of the "Verbs in brackets.

Last Monday I (1) ___________ home at 4:30 pm, a little later than usual. I (2)__________ longer at school because my teacher (3) _____________ to discuss my test results. So, I was in a good mood when I (4)________home! Unfortunately, that (5)___________ long. When I (6) _______ the front door, there (7)_________water all over the floor. My mother (8)________ a tap running in the bathroom earlier and she (9)__________out. The water (10)___________ through the ceiling. It (11) ________ (to cost) a fortune to repair.

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III Write an email (35–45 words) to your friend who wants to know more about the city where you live. Include the information:

the name of the city, its location;

an interesting thing about its history;

things to see or to do there.

Examination Card № 21 (87)

I. Reading

Read the text and match the statements (1–8) to the paragraphs (A–D).

A The Dove Hotel, Paddington

Today’s traveller quite rightly expects the highest standards of quality and comfort. At the Dove you are unlikely to be disappointed. Our hotel is located a few minutes walk from 5 underground lines as well as from local bus stops. The Heathrow Express provides direct access to Heathrow in 15 minutes from Paddington Station.

B Sunset Hotel, Bayswater

Situated in a very popular location for shopping and entertainment. The hotel is open 24 hours a day and all rooms have private bathrooms, colour TV and direct dial telephone. The hotel is opposite Whitley’s indoor shopping centre in Queensway, and only a few minutes walk from Kensington Gardens, where you can take a walk and relax close to nature.

C Queen’s Hotel, Earls Court

Queen’s Hotel is a small friendly hotel in the Kensington area. The hotel is located close to Earls Court Exhibition Halls 1 and 2 and Olympia Exhibition Halls with their many shows ranging from business to boats! It’s a perfect location for groups travelling to London on a limited budget. The prices are so reasonable you’ll want to tell everyone about it.

D The George Hotel, Kings Cross

The George Hotel has 35 rooms all with central heating and tea and coffee making facilities.

Private or shared bathrooms are available. The family run hotel has a ‘home from home’ atmosphere, clean comfortable rooms and many satisfied customers. The enormous English breakfast will keep you going until dinner-time!

Adapted from: www.bbc.co.uk

  1. You can prepare something to drink in the room.

  1. It’s close to shops.

  1. You won’t be cold in your room.

  1. It’s close to the underground.

  1. It’s near a park.

  1. It’s cheap.

  1. It offers rooms of different standard.

  1. It offers luxury accommodation.

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II Fill in each gap with only one word

In most is does likes has with her

Naomi Campbell, the famous model, is very tall (1)_________ a perfect figure. She (2)_______ dark complexion and beautiful brown eyes. (3)_______ straight black hair falls past her shoulders. When she (4)_______ not working, she usually wears casual clothes. Naomi (5)________ reading and often goes to the theatre.
Travelling is what she likes (6)_________. She always travels abroad when she has free time. Naomi spends a lot of time (7)________ the gym and she does not eat fattening food. She believes that working hard (8)___________ the only way to succeed in life.

III Imagine that a relative has given you a mobile phone as a present for your birthday. Write a thank-you letter (35–45 words). Include this information:

thank your relative for the present;

state why it was so memorable;

what other presents you received.

Examination Card № 22 (92)

I. Reading

Read the brief newspaper articles. Match the headlines (A–E) with the articles (1–5).

  1. Television star in politics

  1. Torrential rain and storm blast again

  1. Debate to settle stock issues

  1. Former champion beaten

  1. Violence threatens expected pullout

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Hurricane Jeanne blasted ashore in Florida with drenching rains and 120 mph wind, tearing off rooftops, hurling debris through the air and sending huge waves crashing into buildings on Sunday as it hit the same area battered by Frances three weeks ago.

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The first U.S. presidential debate this week and a load of data on consumer spending will settle some questions that have been hanging over U.S. stocks, and equity strategists, and traders say the decreased uncertainty could draw buyers back to the market.

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Israeli helicopter gunships destroyed a metal workshop in a Gaza Strip refugee camp on Sunday, the latest attack in a cycle of violence threatening to complicate Israel’s planned pullout from the territory.

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Actor Martin Sheen did some real life politicking for a congressional candidate who used to work on his television series “The West Wing.”

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Serena Williams erased a match point in the second set and came all the way back to beat U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova 4­-6, 7­-5, 6­-4 Sunday at the China Open for her first title in six months.

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III Your English friend asks you about school dinners. Write him an email (35– 45 words) answering his questions:

What do you eat when you are at school?

What food do you buy from a school canteen?

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