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Внутришкольный контроль

continued from No. 18

Профильная школа



Вариант 1 (Время выполнения: 15 минут)

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Dear Mrs. Fortune,

I read your advertisement for an au pair in the International Times. I am very interested in the job. I would like to work in the USA this summer. I like children and I would like to look after your two sons.

My name is Anna Sentinelli, and I am nineteen years old. I live in Padua, Italy, with my family. We are a very big family. I have six brothers and two sisters. My mother does not go out to work because she has a lot to do at home. I am the oldest child in the family. When I am at home I help her with my younger brothers and sisters. My father is an engineer. His office is in Venice. He is not at home very often because he travels a lot for his job.

At university I am studying English and Russian. I want to be an interpreter. I like reading and cooking.

My university semester ends on June 15th and I go back on September 15th.

Yours sincerely,

Anna Sentinelli

I. В каждом задании (1–5) обведи букву (a, b или c), соответствующую выбранному тобой варианту ответа. Занеси ответы в таблицу.

1. Anna is writing to...

a) her parents.

b) a woman for a job.

c) a friend.

2. Anna wants to...

a) stay with an American friend.

b) have a holiday in the USA.

c) find a job in the USA.

3. Anna can start work...

a) in June.

b) in January.

c) in September.

4. In Anna’s family there are...

a) six children.

b) eight children.

c) nine children.

5. Anna is ...

a) an interpreter.

b) studying languages.

c) an engineer.


II. Заполни пропуски одним или несколькими словами в соответствии с содержанием текста.

Mrs. Fortune has two (1)________.

She is the (2)________ child in her family.

Anna’s mother doesn’t have a (3)________ because she has a lot to do at home.

Her father works in (4)_______.

Anna is studying (5)_____ and (5)_____ at university.


I. 1. b; 2. c; 3. a; 4. c; 5. b

II. 1. sons; 2. oldest; 3. job; 4. Venice; 5. English and Russian

Вариант 2 (Время выполнения: 20 минут)

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Bird Island

Once there was a beautiful island. It was called Bird Island. Many birds lived on the island. There were big birds and small birds, blue birds and red birds. There were parrots, ostriches and eagles.

One day there was a very strong wind. It blew across the sea and it blew across the land. The birds were all afraid. The next day it was quiet and still. A small yellow bird sat in a tree.

“Who are you? Where do you come from?” asked a parrot in his language.

The parrot said to the ostrich. “Who is this? Where does he come from?”

“I don’t know,” said the ostrich. “I don’t understand his language. The wind carried him here.”

The night was quiet and still but the yellow bird was unhappy.

“I don’t understand them,” he said. “I don’t understand their language.”

Suddenly an eagle landed in the tree. “What’s the matter?” she said. “Why are you crying?”

“I can’t understand the parrot, I can’t understand the ostrich,” said the yellow bird. “I can’t understand their language.”

“Don’t worry,” said the eagle. “I can teach you. Listen carefully. Sing after me.”

The yellow bird listened carefully and learnt the language of the other birds. At last, he was friends with all the other birds.

ostriches страусы

В каждом задании (1–5) обведи букву (a, b или c), соответствующую выбранному тобой варианту ответа. Занеси ответы в таблицу.

1. On the island there were…

a) many birds and animals.

b) many animals and insects.

c) a lot of birds.

2. The birds were all afraid because…

a) there was a storm at sea.

b) the wind blew strong.

c) they heard a strange noise.

3. The yellow bird…

a) didn’t want to learn their language.

b) understood their language.

c) didn’t know their language.

4. Who helped the poor bird?

a) the eagle

b) the ostrich

c) the parrot

5. The eagle taught the poor bird to…

a) sing very well.

b) fly fast.

c) understand the new language.


Key: 1. c; 2. b; 3. c; 4. a; 5. c

Вариант 3 (Время выполнения: 25 минут)

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Teen Movie Mag: Where did you grow up?

Josh: In Vancouver, Canada. We lived in California when I was nine.

TMM: When did you start acting?

Josh: Just after we moved back to Canada. I did some television advertisements and then I got a part in a TV series.

TMM: Did you know that it would be so popular for so long?

Josh: No way! I’m happy it’s been such a huge success!

TMM: Are any other members of your family actors?

Josh: My sister is an actress and both my grandparents were opera singers in Ireland so I suppose it runs in the family.

TMM: You didn’t go to university after you left school. Would you like to go?

Josh: Yes, I would. But I’d like to study somewhere in Europe. I’ve always lived in North America and I think a change would be good.

TMM: What are ten things you couldn’t live without?

Josh: Family (especially my mother and my sister), friends (I’ve got friends everywhere), my home town, Vancouver (it’s a fantastic city), my dog Shumba (it means lion), camping, nature, acting, learning and kiwi fruit.

TMM: You seem to be very busy. Do you have time for your personal life?

Josh: Sometimes life is really busy and I don’t have a moment for myself. Other times it’s not bad. We film during the day and then I go home just like someone with a normal nine-to-five job.

I. Верно (true) или неверно (false)?

1. Josh is from California.

2. His grandparents lived in Ireland.

3. He wants to go to university in North America.

4. He doesn’t like to be alone.

5. He is always busy.

II. Установи соответствия между предложениями и географическими названиями. Заполни таблицу.

a. Europe

b. Canada

c. California

d. Ireland

e. Vancouver

1. His grandparents lived there.

2. He and his family lived there for a while.

3. He likes this place very much.

4. He was born there and he lives there now.

5. He wants to go and study there.



I. true: 2, 4, 5; false: 1, 3

II. 1. d; 2. c; 3. e; 4. b; 5. a


Вариант 1 (Время выполнения: 20 минут)

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Mr. Stone was a very clever man whose thoughts were always on learning. When he applied for a post at Camford University, his friends had no doubts that he would get the job. Even though there were hundreds of candidates willing to try their luck, he made up his mind to take part in the contest. Arriving at Camford, a very small town, he learnt that the only hotel was already full. So, he had to stay in the same room with another candidate, a cheerful fellow called Adams, about twenty years younger that himself. After the committee had listened to all the candidates only two of them, Mr. Stone and Mr. Adams, were chosen because it seemed impossible to decide who was more skilful. That is why, they were both asked to prepare a report on ancient Greece and to give a lecture on the subject in three days’ time.

Mr. Stone almost stopped eating and sleeping. He worked day and night, arranging his thoughts, writing out and learning his lecture by heart. As for Adams, he didn’t seem to do any preparation. He spent most of his time playing tennis and going to parties and did not return to his room till midnight.

On the day of the lecture Mr. Stone, waiting for his turn to speak, discovered that his speech disappeared. Turning his head, he saw Adams take the stolen speech out of his pocket and heard him read it to the audience. Adams read it so well that when he finished there was a storm of applause. Mr. Stone was too much upset to express his ideas in a different way. Therefore, when his turn came, he could only repeat the same speech word for word, in a low voice.

When the committee went out to decide who the successful candidate was, everyone was sure what their choice would be. However, when the Dean gave Mr. Stone’s name at last, nobody could believe it! They all had admired Mr. Adams’s remarkable speech so much! Asked for explanation, the Dean said:

“The reason why we have chosen Mr. Stone is that he was able to repeat from memory a brilliant lecture he had never heard before. What a memory must he have! And a fine memory is quite necessary for this post.”

As they walked out of the room, the Dean came up to Mr. Stone and, shaking his hand, said: “Congratulations, Mr. Stone! However, let me give you a piece of advice. Be more careful and don’t leave valuable papers lying about!”

to apply for a post подать заявление о приёме на работу

a candidate кандидат, претендент

to give a lecture прочесть лекцию

the Dean декан (в университете)

В каждом задании (1–5) обведи букву (a, b, c или d), соответствующую выбранному тобой варианту ответа. Занеси ответы в таблицу.

1. Mr. Stone’s friends had no doubts that he would get the job because…

a) the Dean was one of his acquaintances.

b) he was talented enough and industrious.

c) everyone had given him much useful advice.

d) he was the only candidate.

2. The committee asked both Mr. Stone and Mr. Adams to prepare a report and give a lecture on ancient Greece as…

a) the subject was exciting to study.

b) the students of the University hadn’t learnt this subject.

c) the committee decided to find out which of the candidates was more skilful.

d) the committee wanted more information about ancient Greece.

3. Mr. Stone had to repeat the speech after Mr. Adams because…

a) Mr. Stone hadn’t prepared his own speech.

b) Mr. Adams had stolen Mr. Stone’s lecture.

c) Mr. Stone didn’t like the way Mr. Adams read the report.

d) Mr. Stone didn’t want their lectures to differ.

4. Nobody doubted that Mr. Adams was the successful candidate for…

a) he looked wise and skilful.

b) he had brilliant ideas.

c) he had read the lecture perfectly.

d) Mr. Stone didn’t participate in the contest.

5. The Dean chose Mr. Stone for the job as…

a) they were relatives.

b) the Dean admired Mr. Stone’s memory.

c) the Dean felt pity for Mr. Stone.

d) the Dean guessed the real reason for Mr. Stone’s “failure”.


Key: 1. b; 2. c; 3. b; 4. c; 5. d

Вариант 2 (Время выполнения: 25 минут)

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The Hot Dog

A hot dog is a funny name for a food, isn’t it? It really is. The story below may give you a really good idea of what a hot dog is.

The Germans invented the hot dog and called it “the frankfurter”, after Frankfurt, a German city.

Americans bought frankfurters for the first time in the 1860s. They gave it a different name “dachshund sausages”. A dachshund is a dog from Germany with a very long body and short legs, which looks like a sausage. Dachshund sausages became popular in New York, especially at baseball games. At the games the men walked down the stadium and said, “Get your dachshund sausages!”

One day in 1906 Tad Dorgan went to a baseball game. He was a newspaperman. When he saw the man with the dachshund sausages, he got an idea for a picture. The next day Tad Dorgan produced a picture of a piece of bread with dachshund inside. He didn’t know how to spell the name of this dog, so he wrote, “GET YOUR HOT DOGS!” under the picture. People liked the picture and the new name. And soon the name became very popular.

Now the hot dog is a common food in Russia. You can buy it almost anywhere, and if you are hungry and you don’t have enough time for dinner, a hot dog can make a really good snack.

В каждом задании (1–5) обведи букву (a, b, c или d), соответствующую выбранному тобой варианту ответа. Занеси ответы в таблицу.

1. People invented the hot dog…

a) in Germany

b) in the USA

c) at a baseball game

2. Americans called the food “dachshund sausages”…

a) after Mr. Dachshund

b) because it’s a beautiful name

c) because a dachshund dog looks like a sausage

3. Tad Dorgan…

a) didn’t know how to play baseball

b) gave a sausage a new name

c) became very popular

4. The hot dogs are very good…

a) for dinner

b) when you are short of money

c) if you are hungry

5. The frankfurter is…

a) a German city

b) the first name of the hot dogs

c) a dog


Key: 1. a; 2. c; 3. b; 4. c; 5. b

Вариант 3 (Время выполнения: 25 минут)

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Dear Mother and Father,

I arrived here in Poland at six thirty last Friday. My plane was only an hour late, which was surprising because there were a lot of people at Newark Airport. I think everyone in America is going away for Christmas! Jan was at the airport to meet me in his very old car. It made a lot of strange noises and I was happy when we arrived at his parents’ home. His parents are very nice. His mother is small and slim. She has fair hair and very blue eyes, just like Jan. His father is tall and fair and quite well-built. I don’t understand what they say because they don’t speak any English, but we communicate with gestures. I really must learn to speak Polish!

They were very pleased with the presents you sent them. They’re looking forward to eating the fruit cake on Christmas Day. They asked me to thank you very much.

Their house is small but very comfortable. They have an enormous vegetable garden behind the house. They grow all the vegetables they need.

Jan is not working this week, so he can spend time with me. Yesterday, we visited the town. The old quarter is very pretty. There are a lot of interesting buildings and a very beautiful cathedral by the river. Unfortunately, the modern part of the town is ugly and quite dirty.

Tomorrow, we’re going out into the country for the day. We’re going in Jan’s car, so I hope we get back all right!

Have a lovely Christmas day at home.

Love, Ruth

I. Верно (true) или неверно (false)?

1. Ruth’s plane arrived on time.

2. Ruth is learning to speak Polish.

3. Jan’s parents grow their own vegetables.

4. The old part of the town is more beautiful than the modern quarter.

5. They’re going to the country for the weekend.

II. В каждом задании (1–5) обведи букву (a, b, c или d), соответствующую выбранному тобой варианту ответа. Занеси ответы в таблицу.

1. There were a lot of people at the airport because ...

a) a lot of planes were late.

b) many people were going away for Christmas.

c) it is the biggest airport in the U.S.A.

d) it was the weekend.

2. Ruth was surprised because her plane ...

a) arrived on time.

b) was full of people.

c) was late.

d) was only an hour late.

3. Ruth doesn’t like traveling in Jan’s car because..

a) it’s very old and noisy

b) it’s dangerous.

c) he’s a bad driver

d) it’s very uncomfortable.

4. Jan ...

a) looks like both his parents.

b) looks like his father.

c) looks like his mother.

d) doesn’t look like his parents.

5. Ruth would like to...

a) learn to speak Polish.

b) live in Poland.

c) teach Jan’s parents English.

d) know Jan’s parents better.



I. true: 3, 4, 5; false: 1, 2

II. 1. b; 2. d; 3. a; 4. c; 5. a

to be continued

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