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Внутришкольный контроль

continued from No. 19

Профильная школа



Вариант 1 (Время выполнения: 15 минут)

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It was New Year at the court of King Arthur. The King, the Queen and all the knights of the Round Table were celebrating. Suddenly the door opened and everybody turned round. A knight rode into a room on a magnificent horse. The knight and the horse were completely green!

The strange green knight got off his horse and spoke. “I know that King Arthur and his knights are famous for their bravery. I have come to test their bravery with a little game. Here is my axe. One of your brave knights must try to cut off my head. But, next year, on the same day, I will try to do the same to that knight.”

A brave and honest knight, Sir Gawain, stood up and said: “I will do it.” With no hesitation, he took the axe and cut off the Green Knight’s head. Then the strangest thing happened. The Green Knight picked up his head, got on his horse and left the room!

Ten months later, Sir Gawain went off to find the Green Knight. He came to a magnificent castle. The lord of the castle invited him to stay for the New Year. Sir Gawain and the lord made an agreement. They agreed to give each other anything they received.

The next day, the lord of the castle went out hunting. Sir Gawain stayed in bed. Suddenly, the lady of the castle, the lord’s wife, came into his room. She was beautiful. She kissed Sir Gawain and then left. When the lord of the castle returned, he gave Sir Gawain a deer he had caught. Sir Gawain gave the lord a kiss.

The next day the same thing happened. On the third day, the lady of the castle kissed Sir Gawain and then gave him a special belt. She said it would save his life. Sir Gawain did not give the belt to the lord of the castle because he thought it might be useful when he went to see the Green Knight.

On New Year’s Day, Sir Gawain went to meet the Green Knight. As they had agreed, the Green Knight took the axe. He was going to cut off Sir Gawain’s head, when suddenly he stopped. He tried the second time, but stopped again. The third time he cut Sir Gawain’s neck a little, but didn’t hurt him.

Sir Gawain was angry. He said: “Why did you try three times? We agreed only once!” The Green Knight told him that he was, in fact, the lord of the castle. “I didn’t cut you the first two times because you were honest for two days! But on the third day, you didn’t tell me about the belt. So I had to cut you!”

Sir Gawain returned to King Arthur’s court. He was sad because he had not been honest. He decided to wear the belt around his neck for the rest of his life. He told King Arthur: “When I become arrogant, I can look at the belt and remember that I am not a perfect knight.”

axe топор

arrogant самонадеянный, высокомерный

Расположи предложения в соответствии с содержанием текста. Занеси твои ответы в таблицу.

a) The Green Knight didn’t cut off Sir Gawain’s head.

b) Sir Gawain went back to Camelot, but he was unhappy.

c) Sir Gawain and the lord agreed to give each other anything they received.

d) Ten months later, Gawain went to look for the Green Knight.

e) When King Arthur was celebrating the New Year, a strange knight arrived.

f) The Green Knight picked up his head and got on his horse.

g) Sir Gawain stayed with the lord of a castle.

h) The lady visited Sir Gawain and kissed him.

i) The last day she gave him a belt but Gawain said nothing to the lord.

j) On New Year’s Day, Sir Gawain went to meet the Green Knight.


Key: 1. e; 2. f; 3. d; 4. g; 5. c; 6. h; 7. i; 8. j; 9. a; 10. b

Вариант 2 (Время выполнения: 25 минут)

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My name is James. I’m fourteen, and I moved to this town with my family three months ago. My parents lived here when they were young, but my brother and I didn’t know anyone here except a few aunts and uncles we’d met when we’d spent a couple of weeks with my grandparents during school holidays. When I started school, one of my cousins, Sophie, who was in my class, was very friendly for the first week, and I was happy to have a friend in a strange place. Then, for no reason, she stopped talking to me and I felt very hurt and lonely for several weeks.

In the end, I made some more friends and once I got to know them, I’ve been fine. Now Sophie is having a disco party for her birthday next week and she has invited me. I don’t want to go. My brother says he heard someone say she only asked me because her parents said she had to. But my mum and dad say it would be rude not to accept. Some of my new friends are invited, too. How can I show Sophie that she can’t behave so badly towards me without causing a family quarrel?

I. Верно (true) или неверно (false)?

1. James knew nobody in the town six month ago.

2. He has more than one cousin.

3. Sophie stopped talking to James.

4. James’s parents want him to go to the party.

5. James doesn’t want to go because it might cause a family quarrel.

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

1. What is the writer trying to do in the text?

a) explain a problem

b) describe a family

c) offer advice

d) refuse the invitation

2. Who did James know in the town six months ago?

a) no one

b) a few relatives

c) only his grandparents

d) Sophie’s friends

3. At the beginning of the term, Sophie’s behaviour made the writer feel…

a) embarrassed.

b) unhappy.

c) grateful.

d) surprised.

4. James doesn’t want to go to Sophie’s party because he…

a) feels hurt.

b) doesn’t know where to go.

c) he doesn’t like disco parties.

d) his brother isn’t invited.

5. James wants Sophie to realize…

a) that he still hasn’t forgiven her.

b) that his friends think she behaved rudely.

c) that his parents dislike her.

d) that she has fewer friends.


Key: I. true: 2, 3, 4; false: 1, 5; II. 1. a; 2. b; 3. c; 4. a; 5. a

Вариант 3 (Время выполнения: 25 минут)

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I went to the cinema last week and laughed all the way through the new film “Waiter!” which is set in a restaurant. American actor Tom Waters plays the worst cook the world has ever seen, and he employs one of the worst waiters, played by Joe Vermont.

The London restaurant where the filming took place actually does exist. Jane Connors, the owner, runs a successful business with many regular customers. However, although she thinks “Waiter!” is a good film, she is very annoyed with the director. When she agreed to the filming, she wasn’t told that the film is about a restaurant where everything goes wrong and the food is disgusting. Although the film might make Jane’s restaurant famous if it is a success, she is afraid that people will stop coming because they will think the food and the service are terrible – like it is in the film. Jane is worried she will lose business and may even have to close and start again with a new restaurant.

Having seen the film, I agree that she has a problem. The film company paid her a very small fee, and she has since asked for more. The best solution for her is to contact the newspapers. I am sure they will be interested in her story and it will actually help her business in the end.

I. Верно (true) или неверно (false)?

1. The film “Waiter!” is set in a restaurant of a small town.

2. Tom Waters plays the owner of the restaurant.

3. Jane Connors agreed to the filming because she wanted to make her restaurant famous.

4. Jane is worried about the reputation of her restaurant.

5. The writer advised Jane to turn to the police.

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

1. What is the writer trying to do in the text?

a) advertise a restaurant

b) review a film

c) explain someone’s problem

d) take someone’s advice

2. What do we learn about Jane’s restaurant?

a) It is very popular

b) The food is not good

c) It is in a beautiful building

d) The waiters are unhelpful

3. What did the director not tell Jane?

a) that the film would be a success

b) that the restaurant in the film would be very bad

c) that she would not be paid

d) that she would need to employ more people

4. Why is Jane annoyed with the director?

a) because she didn’t like the film

b) because she is afraid to lose her customers

c) because the director didn’t ask her permission to do the filming

d) because the film is a great success

5. What does the writer think Jane ought to do?

a) open a new restaurant

b) ask the film company for more money

c) improve the quality of the food in her restaurant

d) write to the newspapers


Key: I. true: 3, 4; false: 1, 2, 5; II. 1. c; 2. a; 3. b; 4. b; 5. d


Вариант 1 (Время выполнения: 15 минут)

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A Test of Bravery

In France there once lived a lady who was so beautiful that all men who saw her immediately fell in love with her.

However, she was so cruel that she would neither agree to marry any of her lovers nor let them go.

One day there was a great show of lions in the palace of gardens, and thousands of people came to see the terrible but beautiful animals. The lions were roaring and the people were trembling with fear when the lady arrived surrounded by her lovers.

“Now I shall find out which of you really loves me!” the lady cried. And pulling one of her gloves off, she threw it right into the middle of the lions. “Whoever will bring me my glove is a true lover!” she continued.

The men surrounding her turned pale. Who would dare to go among such animals? There was silence for a moment. Then a handsome young man, one of the bravest captains of France stepped forward. Without saying a single word, he jumped lightly over the fence and advanced upon the lions. The spectators hardly breathed. They expected the bold man to be torn to pieces. But to their surprise, the lions frightened by the man’s calm look and fearless behaviour retreated from him, as he advanced.

He picked up the lady’s glove and returned safely to the lady’s side. The lady looked at him with shining eyes. Even her cruel heart was touched by his bravery.

“You are a true lover”, she cried. But the handsome captain’s eyes as he handed her glove were hard and cold.

“I have brought back your glove, my lady,” he said. “But I take back my love. A woman like you does not deserve real love.”

to roar рычать

to step forward шагнуть вперед

bold/brave смелый

to retreat отступать

to deserve заслуживать

I. Верно (true) или неверно (false)?

1. The lady didn’t feel like marrying any of her lovers.

2. Many people gathered to watch terrible animals in the garden.

3. The lady asked her true lover to feed the lions.

4. All the men surrounding her were willing to do what she had asked.

5. The spectators were afraid for the young сaptain’s life.

6. The bold man was torn to pieces.

7. The lady was moved by his courage.

8. At the end of the story she had two gloves.

9. The handsome man was very cold.

10. He said he did not deserve her love.

Key: true: 1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 9; false: 3, 4, 6, 10

Вариант 2 (Время выполнения: 15 минут)

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A. When I injured my back I had to take a break from my running career. I decided to introduce more women to the sport, to show them how much fun it can be and to give them the confidence to get out and run.

B. I decided to start a running club for women in my area because I was annoyed by the attitude of many race organizers. They complain about the lack of women in the sport but also use this as an excuse for not providing separate changing facilities.

C. I put up posters and 40 women, young and old, fit and unfit, joined. All of them were attracted by the idea of losing weight but I don’t think they had really thought about running before. When or if they did, they had a picture of painful training. They didn’t think of chatting and smiling while running in beautiful places, like by a river.

D. At first they ran for only a minute – now they can run for thirty minutes. They’ve also learned from other runners about diet and keeping fit in general.

E. I wanted to do something for women’s running and I’ve had so much pleasure watching their progress – almost as much as they’ve had themselves.

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

1. What’s the writer’s main aim in writing the text?

a) To describe her own running career

b) To complain about race organizers

c) To talk about women runners

d) To describe good running methods

2. What would a reader find out from the text?

a) The best kinds of places for running

b) How runners can avoid injuring themselves

c) The progress made by the women in the club

d) The teaching skills of the writer

3. What is the writer’s opinion of the runners she trained?

a) They were too serious

b) They needed encouraging

c) They couldn’t develop their skills

d) They were difficult to train

4. Why did the women join the running club?

a) To have a good time

b) To meet other people

c) To help them to lose weight

d) To become top runners

5. Which of the following could be the best title for the club poster?

a) Discover the pleasure of running

b) Riverside Running Club for Women

c) Athletics competitions: how to win

d) Keep Fit By Training Hard


II. Соотнеси абзацы текста и следующие предложения.

1. Women of all ages were eager to start running and lose weight

2. The author didn’t like the race organizers as they were not ready to offer separate changing facilities to women

3. The author stopped her career in running

4. The women’s success and progress in running

5. The positive results of the author’s plans

Key: I. 1. d; 2. c; 3. b; 4. c; 5. a; II. 1. C; 2. B; 3. A; 4. D; 5. E

Вариант 3 (Время выполнения: 15 минут)

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A. Last week I went to visit Atlantic College, an excellent private college in Wales. Unusually, it gives young people much needed experience of life outside the classroom, as well as the opportunity to study for their exams. The students, who are aged between 16 and 18 and come from all over the world, spend the morning studying. In the afternoon they go out and do a really useful activity, such as helping on the farm, looking after people with learning difficulties, or checking for pollution in rivers.

B. One of the great things about Atlantic College students is that they come from many different social backgrounds and countries. As few can afford the fees of £20,000 over two years, grants are available. A quarter of the students are British, and many of those can only attend because they receive government help.

C. “I really admire the college for trying to encourage international understanding among young people”, as Barbara Molenkamp, a student from the Netherlands, said. “You learn to live with people and respect them, even the ones you don’t like. During the summer holidays my mother couldn’t believe how much less I argued with my sister.”

D. To sum up, Atlantic College gives its students an excellent education, using methods which really seem to work.

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

1. What is the writer trying to do in the text?

a) Give an opinion about a particular student

b) Give an opinion about a special type of education

c) Describe the activities the students do in their free time

d) Describe his own experience of education

2. What can a reader find out from this text?

a) How to become a student at Atlantic College.

b) What kind of programme Atlantic College offers.

c) What the British education system is like.

d) How to get along better with other people.

3. What is the writer’s opinion of Atlantic College?

a) It doesn’t allow students enough study time.

b) Its students are taught to like each other.

c) It doesn’t give good value for money.

d) Its way of teaching is successful.

4. How has Barbara changed since being at Atlantic College?

a) She knows a lot about other countries.

b) She is more confident than her sister now.

c) She finds it easier to get on with other people.

d) She prefers her new friends to her family.

5. Which advertisement uses correct information about Atlantic College?

a) Study at Atlantic College courses for 16–18 year olds. Lessons all morning, sport in the afternoon.

b) Study at Atlantic College courses for 16–18 year olds. Morning lessons and afternoon activities. Help with fees available.

c) Study at Atlantic College. Classes on international topics. Many free places available. Students of all ages welcome.

d) Study at Atlantic College. Learn English in a beautiful place. Lots of weekend activities. Help with fees available.


II. Соотнеси абзацы текста и следующие предложения.

1. The payment for the courses and the government help

2. Students enjoy learning to live with people of different backgrounds and respect them

3. Excellent education of the college

4. The college gives not only experience of life but good preparation for exams

5. Useful activities outside the classroom

Key: I. 1. b; 2. b; 3. d; 4. c; 5. b; II. 1. B; 2. C; 3. D; 4. A; 5. B

(Из сборника “Внутришкольный контроль”, изданного НМЦ ВАО ДО г. Москвы)

to be continued

Составители: М.А. Дручина, О.П. Булатова ,
школа № 1246, Москва