1: SPOKEN ETIQUET
Match the etiquette phrases 1—10 and responses A—J to
How are you getting on?
Would you like to come along?
How do you do?
Do you have the time?
I have a little something for you.
How do you find the new film?
I am sorry.
May I have your pen please?
10.My sis has been
two weeks ill.
I enjoyed every minute of it.
Yes, it's …
Here you are.
How nice of you. You really shouldn't have.
I am sorry to hear that.
Fine, thank you.
That's all right.
How do you do?
I'd love to.
There are two mixed texts below.
Separate the two texts.
Arrange each text in the logical order.
"How did you find your way here being in this
town for the first time and not knowing it, and not even using a map?"
asked his uncle who was still very surprised at his nephew.
When the ticket inspector came and asked him for his
ticket, the old writer began to look for it in his pockets, in his bag and
suitcase. He could not find his ticket. He looked in the book he was reading, on
the seat he was sitting. But in vein. The ticket was nowhere.
Michael looked around. Then he took a piece of paper
out of his pocket and had a brief look at it. The address of his uncle's home
was written on it. He looked at it once more, then he crossed the street and
stopped in front of the new building. He came in and soon happened to be in his
It was an express train from London to Edinburgh. The
compartment was spacious, the service was a first-class one, the people were
pleasant and did not annoy him with the silly questions like: "Ah, you
must be the person everybody knows, aren't you?" Looking out of the window
he could see a picturesque landscape: carefully tended green plains with blue
lakes like saucers, and a blue mass of sky above with yellow, warm and kind
sun. To cut a long story short he obviously liked the trip.
It was the first time when Michael, a fifteen-year-old
boy, went to see his uncle who had moved to a new town after he had married. It
was 278 miles
away and the boy decided to hitchhike to see the neighbouring countryside, to
develop his communicational skills talking with drivers and, which had a great
importance for him, to save an amount of money he had earned delivering
newspapers every morning during the school year.
The ticket inspector stared at writer straight, the
other passengers started the throw suspicious looks at him, and the writer
himself was in despair. "Anyway I must find my ticket," said he.
"I do want to know where I'm going."
"Please, do me a favour, don’t worry," said
the ticket inspector. "You might have forgotten where you have put it.
Take it easy. I can wait. I'll ask for it at the next station." But at the
next station it was all the same.
He made that distance in quite a short period of time.
The last vehicle was a truck, which let him off at the main street of the town.
The boy thanked the truck driver and wished him a good luck. The town was
modern and not large like many all round the country.
"No wonder," was the answer. "We live
in a wonderful country which is very vast, with very friendly people always
ready to help you. Just ask the people and they'll explain you how to get to a
Once upon a time an old writer who was extremely
popular in England was travelling by train.
PART 3: USE OF ENGLISH
Choose the right variant (14
- I was very much surprised when the alien said
that he …
A can’t to swim
B can’t swim
C couldn’t swim
D weren’t able to swim
- Many people saw Nessy near … Loch Ness.
- Don’t worry, you’ll see the mummy …
A at last
B one of those days
C sooner or later
- If you can’t remember, let me try to … your
memory. The previous lesson we spoke about Bermuda Triangle near Mexico.
- Because of the bad weather we had to … our раскопки in Egypt.
A put aside
B put off
C put out
D put up
- The majority of people … against of the journey near
- Please … the book open to show Yeti a picture of
- Of the two evils choose the …
- I wonder what the aliens … when we come back.
B will do
C are doing
D will be
- Plesiosaurs were probably cold-blooded reptiles …
warm tropical waters.
A to require
- Many people in Scotland and all over the world
have been fascinated ……. the idea of the Loch Ness Monster
- An estimated 20,000 to 30,000 workers …….. the
Pyramids at Giza over 80 years.
A were building
B had been building
D has built
- The Great Pyramid at Giza in Egypt
………………………..around 2500 B.C. It was …….… building in the world until the
Eiffel Tower was erected in 1889.
A was being constructed ; the taller
B was constructed;
C were constructed;
D had been
constructed; the most tall
E had been constructed ; the tallest
- If he saw Yeti near the camp, he …….. with his fear.
A would cope
B will cope
C would have coped
Read the text below and decide
which answer (A, B, or C) best fits each space (15 points)
Charles Dickens was one of (1) ….
greatest nineteenth-century English novelists. At the time of (2)
…. death in 1870 he was a wealthy man,
in contrast (3) …. the poverty of
his early days. His parents (4) ….
their best to look after him but were always in difficulties with money.
Eventually, his father owed (5) ….
a large amount of money that he was sent to prison (6) …. three months.
Two days after his twelfth birthday,
Dickens was taken (7) …. from
school by his parents and made (8) ….
in a factory in London to increase the family income. Factories could be
dangerous places (9) …. those days and some employers were cruel. Charles
was not only extremely unhappy, but also ashamed of working there, and he could
never (10) …. that period of his
life. Years later, in his novel ‘Oliver Twist’, Dickens described his own
childhood experiences. Oliver Twist was one of his most famous characters and
he too suffered (11) …. a child worker. Dickens’ novels showed how
shocking working and living conditions were. Working in the factory affected
him so deeply that he found it much too painful (12) …. about in later
life. His own wife and children knew (13) …. at all about the
unhappiness of his childhood while Dickens was still (14) …., but
shortly after his death a biography was published in which Dickens’ terrible
childhood experiences in the factory were revealed (15) …. the first time.
1. А. the В. a С. --
2. А. -- В. his С. a
3. А. of В. for С. to
4. А. did В. made С. do
5. А. such В. so С. too
6. А. for В. on С. by
7. А. aback В. away С. off
8. А. work В. working С. to work
9. А. within В. in С.
10. А. forget В. to forget С. forgetting
11. А. like В. for С. as
12. А. speaking В. speak С.
13. А. nothing В. anything С. something
14. А. alive В. live С. lively
15. А. in В. at С. for