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Экзаменационные вопросы (грамматика и лексика) для 8 класса с углублённым изучением английского языка

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 1

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

Jazz.

 

1

Sometimes jazz concerts … on the radio and on the television.

broadcast

2

We … sure that you … about this type of music.

be, hear

3

It … in the United States when the … Africans … to North America.

appear, one, bring

4

In those years many native songs … by … and the music of … homeland … on the new continent.

sing, they,

they, play

5

Modern … write that jazz … up of the music of West Africa.

science, make

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

     1.      If I go to Paris, I … (to send) a postcard to you.

     2.      Most of the Earth’s surface … (to cover) with water.

     3.      If you … (to feed) the cat more often, it wouldn’t be so hungry.  

     4.      Last year the delegation … (to head) by the Minister of Foreign Trade.

     5.      My parents … (to be) upset if I fail the exam.

II.              Topic for discussion: TRAVELLING

 

EXAMINATION CARD 2

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

The Internet.

 

1

In some families children surf the Internet for several hours. Many parents … this … work on the computer.

like, stop

2

They think that some computer sites can show too much … and … .

violent, aggressive

3

They also … to let their sons and daughters spend a lot of time before monitors because young people become … , not sporty and even physically … .

agree

active

fit

4

Some parents say that they want to control the … their children get which is often … .

inform

possible

 

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      What will you do if someone … (to want) to meet you through the Internet?

2.      If you had studied harder, you … (to pass) the test.

3.      What would you do if you … (to see) a fight in the street?

4.      If you stay up too late tonight, you … (to get up) at 7 o’clock.

5.      The computer … (to use) at the moment.

II.               Topic for discussion: EDUCATION

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 3

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

The Internet.

 

1

The Internet changed our life a lot and the … of this medium is quite clear.

important

2

To spend a part of the day on the Internet is for many people quite typical.

 

3

They … use this medium to get … about all kinds of things.

usual

inform

4

… some of them like surfing the Net … , others would like to have some Internet … , for example, they may prefer to do online shopping.

probable

stop

serve

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      Foreign languages … (to learn) by the students in every school.

2.      What will you do if your best friend … (to forget) your birthday?

3.      The child … often … (to leave) home alone last month.  

4.      What would you do if you … (not understand) English?

5.      The children … (to look after) when their parents go on a business trip.

II.              Topic for discussion: BOOKS IN MY LIFE.

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 4

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

Red Chief.

 

1

When I … there was a fire at the entrance of the cave.

arrive

2

Bill had some scratches and bruises on his face. The boy … two big feathers in his red hair.

have

3

When I came up he pointed his stick at me and said: “Ha! Paleface, this is the camp of Red Chief, the terror of the plains!” “We … Indians,” said Bill.

play

4

“I’m a hunter called Old Hank and I’m Red … prisoner. He’s going to scalp me at daybreak!”

chief

5

The boy immediately called me Snake Eye, the Spy, and said: “When the Indians return they  … you on the fire at daybreak!”

cook

 

2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      English … (to speak) in many countries of the world.

2.      What would you do if you … (to loose) your way in London?

3.      All our money and passports … (to steal) at the airport the day before yesterday.

4.      If I … (not to get) a raise soon, I’ll complain to my boss.

5.      It is so foggy! The flight to Rome … (to delay).

II.               Topic for discussion: MY FAMILY AND I. 

 

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 5

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

Red Сhief.

 

1

Then we had supper, and the kid filled his mouth with bacon and bread and gravy, and … to talk. He made a speech something like this:

begin

2

“I like this very much. I … never … out before, but I had a pet opossum once, and I was 9 last birthday. I hate to go to school. Are there any real Indians in the forest? I want some more gravy.

camp

3

We … five puppies.

have

4

What … your nose so red, Hank? My father has a lot of money. Are the stars hot? Have you got beds to sleep on in this cave?

make

5

A parrot can talk, but a monkey or fish can’t … And, please, … me home, Snake Eye!”

not take

2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      If Nina were more careful, she … (to be) a better driver.

2.      The BBC World Service … well … (to know). It … (to listen) to all over the world.

3.      If he … (not study) hard, he … (not pass) his exams.

4.      How would you act if you … (to find) yourself on an uninhabited island?

5.      The new computer system … (to install) next month.

II.              Topic for discussion: TRAVELLING

 

EXAMINATION CARD 6

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

 

Queen Elizabeth.

 

1

Elizabeth was queen for 45 years. She showed that a woman on her own could rule her country as well as any man and … than most.

well

2

England was a small country but under Elizabeth it … wealthy and respected.

become

3

Schools and hospitals … , theatres were opened.

found

4

England’s … poet William Shakespeare wrote his plays and poems, the English sailor Francis Drake sailed around the world.

great

5

Queen Elizabeth … with Parliament.

work

 2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      If you … (to go) to London, you … (to see) the Tower and Big Ben.

2.      A new underground line … (to construct) now.

3.      If you could make three wishes, what … (to ask for)?  

4.      While I was on holiday, my digital camera … (to steal) from my hotel room.

5.      Yesterday the tickets … (not to buy): the box office was closed.

II.              Topic for discussion: EDUCATION 

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 7

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

The Royal Family.

 

1

The … Royal Family consists of close … of the monarch of the United …

Britain, relate, king

2

Its members by birth or by … belong to the House of Windsor.

marry

3

Before 1917 the royal members belonged to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha. In 1917 Britain was at war with … . The name sounded German.

German

4

So after … King George V and his … chose the name Windsor , the name 

consider, advise

5

of the castle which was and is the royal residence and is … for its … .

fame, architect

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      If you … (to go) to Egypt, you … (to see) the Pyramids and the Sphynx.

2.      Such television programmes … usually … (to show) in the middle of the evening.

3.      My little sister … just …. (to discover) that Santa Claus … (not to exist). She … (to believe) in him since the day she was born.  

4.      Don’t enter the lab. The experiment … (to carry out) by them right now.

5.      The teacher … (to correct) essays for three hours.

II.              Topic for discussion: BOOKS IN MY LIFE 

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 8

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

The Chinese language.

 

1

Chinese authorities have taken steps to protect the Chinese language from the excessive use of English and other … .

language

2

The People’s Daily Online Website … , “With economic and social development foreign languages … more often in all types of publications in China.

say

use

3

It is true about all kinds of media … newspapers, books, e-books and the Internet publications.”

include

4

According to … General Administration of Press and Publication (GAPP) the invasion of English words in Chinese texts is abusing the language.

China

5

Currently a lot of English abbreviations … widely … in Chinese press.

use

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      When I entered the room, the walls … (to paint) and I couldn’t find any place to put my things.

2.      London … (to destroy) by the Great Fire in 1666.

3.      If the traffic not … (to be) so heavy in the morning, it … (to be) much easier to get to the office on time.

4.      I’m sure these problems … (to discuss) at our meeting tomorrow.

5.      If you … (to go) to school yesterday, you (may give) your cold to the other children.

II.              Topic for discussion: MY FAMILY AND I

EXAMINATION CARD  9

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

My hobby.

 

1

My hobby is … .I started that sport when I was an eight-year-old girl.

snowboard

2

My friends thought I was fairly … . It is not … surprising that I became a …

talent, real

snowboard

3

My elder brother is my … .

manage

4

I hope my … trainings will lead to … results.

end, success

5

I will be a … of some snowboarding … .

win, compete

      2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      The constitution of the United States of America … (to write) in 1787.

2.      If he … (not to like) his job, he … (not to work) so hard.

3.      Thanks to television Walt Disney’s cartoons … (to spread) all over the world.

4.      What … you … (to do) if somebody … (to come up) to you in the street and … (to try) to rob you?

5.      Rome … (to found) in753 BC.

II.              Topic for discussion: TRAVELLING 

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 10

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

Explorer.

 

1

James Raymond is a famous explorer. He ... always …. interested in visiting unknown places of distant lands. James … just … from his journey.

be

return

2

     -          When … you first … interested in travelling?

become

3

     -          I can … you the exact day. I … in the library reading a book. Suddenly I …  a picture of high mountains around a beautiful lake.

tell, sit

see

4

     -          How long … you … ?

travel

5

     -          For more than 20 years, I … so many … since the day of my … travel.

visit, country

one

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      A well-known children’s story “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” … (to write) by an English writer Lewis Caroll in 1832.

2.      If no one … (to break) the rules, language … (not to develop).

3.      The new documentary is not ready yet, it … still … (to make).

4.      If I … (to be) ill, I … (not to eat) anything. I … (to starve) for a day or two.

5.      The article … (to complete) by the end of this week, take my word for it.

II.  Topic for discussion: MY FAMILY AND I

 

EXAMINATION CARD 11

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

Primary School.

 

1

Jane Smith worked in a primary school. She … there since the time she … college and met her … students.

work, leave

one

2

She never … the fact that her students were very young … .

regret, child

3

Jane  … absolutely satisfied with her job and … that she … her lessons with little boys and girls very much. She liked the time they … in the classroom.

feel, admit, appreciate

spend

4

While her pupils … , drawing or reading she often … how wonderful they were.

write

think

5

At … moments she was really in harmony with herself.

these

 

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      The first man … (to send) into space in Russia on the 12th of April 1961.

2.      If people … (to trust) and (to respect) one another, it … (to make) life much easier.

3.      The news … (to discuss) by the head managers yesterday, they all know what is happening.

4.      If there were no Internet, we … (to get) so much information.

5.      The criminal … just … (to catch) by the police.

II.              Topic for discussion: EDUCATION 

 

EXAMINATION CARD 12

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

The holiday of a lifetime.

 

1

If you want a truly … holiday, book with us now!

memory

2

We can offer you a … service that no other company can.

person

3

Our expert staff will provide you with very … information about all of the

use

4

… buildings and areas that you can visit.

history

5

On excursions, for a small … charge, we can provide you with your guide. 

add

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      The situation was becoming dangerous and the police … (to call).

2.      If I … (to be) you, I … (to buy) this laptop.

3.      I hate it when too many commercials … (to show) on television.

4.      If you were always more attentive, you … (not to make) so many mistakes.

5.      They say that a new film … (to shoot) by our famous director now. I hope it will be very successful.

II. Topic for discussion: Choose any topic for discussion you like 

 

EXAMINATION CARD 13

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

 

The holiday of a lifetime.

 

1

A trip with us will give you an insight into the …life of the region.

culture

2

We try to make sure that nothing is … in order to make your trip

miss

3

a … one that you will talk about for ages.

marvel

4

We have something to offer both those looking for a … time taking it easy,

peace

5

... people looking for the adventures of a lifetime.

energy

 

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      The e-mail message … just … (to send), you’ll get it in a second.

2.      If the pizza weren’t so spicy, I … (to enjoy) it.

3.      James Bond felt that he … (to spy on). It was a very unusual feeling for the secret agent.

4.      I’ll take some photos of the mountains on my trip if I … (to have) a digital camera.

5.      I … (to lend) you some money if you promise to give it back on time.

II.               Topic for discussion: BOOKS IN MY LIFE 

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 14

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words. 

The rights of customers.

 

1

Many people are … of exactly what their rights are as customers.

aware

2

But many people experience … service, receive bills that are totally

efficient

3

… or are victims of traders who are either simply

correct

4

… or engaged in activities that are completely

honest

5

… . What can you do in this position?

legal

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      Political problems … often … (to discuss) on television.

2.      If you had some interesting hobbies, you … (not to watch) television all day.

3.      Some money can … (to save) by using less water, gas and electricity.

4.      If we … (to go) to London, we could speak English.

5.      Every time they met some kind words and smiles …(to exchange).

II.              Topic for discussion: TRAVELLING

 

EXAMINATION CARD 15

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

The rights of customers.

 

1

Many people feel that they are… of doing anything about it, while others

capable

2

don’t wish to be … when dealing with a shop assistant or other trader and

polite

3

are … to make a fuss.

willing

4

But this attitude is surely … . If you have been the victim of what you

wise

5

believe to be …treatment, you should do something about it and in this leaflet we’ll explain exactly what.

fair

      2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      If you … (to go) to Sydney, you … (to see) the Sydney Opera House.

2.      If she … (to keep) to a diet, she (to feel) very well.

3.      If I … (to have) enough money, I … (to go) abroad.

4.      Penicillin … (to discover) by Alexander Fleming.

5.      Don’t worry. Everything … (to forget) and you … (to forgive).

 II.              Topic for discussion: My Family and I.

 

 

 

Topics for Discussion. Устные темы.

My Friend.

Education in Great Britain.

     1.     Everyone knows that friendship is very important in our life.

1. Education in Great Britain is compulsory and free for all children between the ages of 5 and 16.

     2.     A friend in need is a friend indeed.

2. There are many children who attend a nursery school from the age of three, but it is not compulsory.

     3.     A lot of people think that they have many friends, but I’m absolutely sure that not all of them are your real friends.

3. In nursery school they learn some elementary things such as numbers, colours and letters.

     4.     The word “friend” has a very special meaning.

4.Apart from that, babies play, have lunch and sleep there.   

     5.     We can call friends only those people who mean a lot to us, who will give advice whenever we need it, whom we can trust our secrets, who will help us if we are in trouble and what is especially important, who will not turn away if we have good luck.  

5. Whatever they do, there is always someone keeping an eye on them.

     6.     I have got a very good friend.

6.Compulsory education begins at the age of 5 when children go to primary school.

     7.     Her/his name is … .

7.Primary education lasts for 6 years.

     8.     We met when we were … years old and since then we have been the best friends.

8.It is divided into two periods: infant schools (pupils from 5 to 7 years) and junior schools (pupils from 7 to 11 years).

     9.     It is strange, but our tastes are different.

9.Compulsory secondary education begins when children are 11 or 12 and lasts for 5 years.

    10.  Most of all I value his/her honesty.

10.Secondary school is traditionally divided into 5 forms: a form to each year.

    11.  I can fully trust her, even if her opinion doesn’t coincide with mine.  

11.After five years of secondary education, at the age of 16, pupils take the General Certificate of Secondary Education examination.  

    12. The second thing is his/her remarkable sense of humour.

12.When they are in the third or in the fourth, they begin to choose their exam subjects and prepare for them.

    13. So far I have never met such a person who could make my mood better in any situation.

13. After finishing the fifth form pupils can make their choice: they may either leave school and go to a Further Education college or continue their education in the sixth form.

    14. My best friend always supports me in any beginning.

14.Those who stay at school after GCSE, study for 2 more years for “A” (advanced) Level Exams in 2 or 3 subjects which is necessary to get a place at one of British Universities.  

    15.  Even if something goes wrong, she/he persuades me not to give up.

 

    16. In fact, it is very difficult to find a real friend but when this person appears in your life, you realize that it is a great happiness.

 

Travelling.

     1.     People travel for different purposes.

     2.     Some people travel on business, others travel to visit their relatives and friends, but most people travel to see the world.

     3.     There are two ways of travelling: using your own transport and using public transportation.

     4.     One can travel by car, by plane, by ship, by train, by coach or on foot depending on what one prefers: comfort or speed.

     5.     Going by air is the fastest way of travelling.

     6.     Modern planes are comfortable and it is always nice to reach the destination point within hours, even if you travel to another part of the globe.

     7.     If you decide to travel by any means of transport, you’ll have to get ready for the trip.

     8.     If you travel by plane, train or ship, you have to book tickets beforehand which can be done either online or in a travel agency.

     9.     When travelling by plane, you have to be at the airport two hours before an international flight and one hour before a domestic flight.

     10. At the airport you will have to go through the passport control and security check, have your luggage of a limited weight checked and then wait until the plane is ready for take-off.

    11.  Sometimes, however, the flight can be delayed, so you have to wait at the airport.

    12. When travelling on vacation you should look for accommodation appropriate to your demands.

    13. Before the arrival you should make a room reservation at a hotel.

     14.Travelling is always nice: it gives you an opportunity to see interesting places and meet new people.

     15. I like travelling a lot!

 

Hobbies and pastime.

Shopping.    

     1.     Hobbies differ like tastes.

     2.     If you have chosen a hobby according to your character and taste, you are lucky because your life becomes more interesting.

     3.     I believe that almost everyone has a hobby.

     4.     It can be such activities as doing any kind of sport, travelling to different countries, gardening, drawing, singing, dancing, cooking, reading, listening to music, watching TV, shopping, studying…

     5.     People of all ages collect different things: stamps, coins, badges, stones, shells, flowers, books and many others.

     6.     Some collections are very valuable.   

     7.     As for me, I am greatly interested in photography.

     8.     I like to take photos of different people even if I don’t know them.                                                                             

     9.     It is interesting to take photos of people when they don’t know they are being photographed.

     10.  Such photos may be especially good because they show real human emotions and feelings. 

     11. Both grown-ups and children are fond of playing different computer games.

     12.   This is a relatively new hobby but it is becoming   more and more popular.

     13.   Very often our hobby helps us in choosing our     future profession.

     14.  When we are interested in something, we always try to know everything connected with it.

     15.  So, having a hobby is not only pleasant but useful.

     16. No matter what kind of hobby a person has, he always has the opportunity of learning much from it.

     1. Shopping is an integral part of our life.

     2. Nowadays it has become not only a necessity, but also a pleasure for many people.

     3. Such people are called “shopaholics” because they sometimes buy things which they don’t need at all and it is like an addiction.

     4. There are people who hate shopping, so they usually make a list of things they need, run through shops and buy them.

     5. There are people who go from shop to shop choosing goods at a lower price.

     6. There are a lot of different shops in my city, both expensive and cheap and everyone has a choice where to go.

     7. I prefer going to a big shopping center not far from my home where there are a lot of shops and a food court.

     8.The shop assistant shows the customer various goods and sells them.

     9.We pay at the cash desk.

    10. The goods can be wrapped up or packed in a plastic bag, a box or a parcel.

    11. I usually walk there with my friends doing the window-shopping.

    12. Big department stores are very widespread in Great Britain.

    13. The most famous department stores in the UK are Harrods (one of the largest and the most expensive), Marks and Spencer and House of Fraser.

     14.  There is a great variety of shops in the world: dairy, baker’s, grocer’s, fishmonger’s, greengrocer’s, butcher’s sweet shop (candy shop), florist’s, stationer’s, footwear, children’s wear, toy shop, jewellery, perfumery and so on.

     15.  It’s up to you to decide where to go.

Ecology.

     1.  Ecology is a science about nature and about relations of human beings to the environment.

     2. The environment is our home.

     3. But I’m sure not all of us clearly understand it.

     4. Ecological problems are becoming more and more important today.

     5. People all over the world discuss environmental protection.

     6. We should not only protect our planet from air pollution water pollution, littering, and destruction of natural resources, but also take care of it.

     7. Factories and plants pollute air by harmful emissions into the air causing lung diseases and doing harm to our health.

     8. As a result, acid rains appear and damage forests and soil.

     9. People should try to use alternative sources of energy, support public transportation, encourage tree planting.

     10. Every day we throw away a lot of litter, which we can use again, for example, paper, cloth, glass, plastic etc.

     11. We should remember that our environment is our home and we should value, respect and take care of it all the time.

     12. Reduce, reuse and recycle.

     13. It is impossible to stop technological progress, to close all factories and plants to prevent pollution, but people need to invent new waste-free technologies that will not damage the environment.

     14. There are up-to-date filters that make water and air clean and that some factories and plants have started using to prevent pollution.

     15. We must not ignore the problems of environmental pollution and we have to try and make everything possible to stop or at least reduce it.

Mass Media

Technological Progress

    1.     Modern world is full of information of various kinds           which sometimes even more valuable than money.

    2.     Information is the weapon of mass destruction.

    3.     Mass media (the press, radio, television and Internet) have a very big impact on modern society.

    4.     People need information in order to keep up with the       whole world around them – with vogue, new trends of life, discoveries and inventions.

    5.     I prefer getting news from the Internet.

    6.     Computer studies is a subject in many schools and many young people have laptops and personal computers.

    7.     If you have the internet access, you may read newspapers online, watch films, listen to music, listen to the radio and   even watch television online.

    8.     I use the Internet every day for various purposes: I chat with friends all over the world, read news and browse the Net to find necessary information for my studies.

    9.     E-mail has become the greatest way of communication and the letter will be delivered in a few seconds.

    10. I also like social media sites, like Facebook or VK.

    11. I have my profiles there and they help me stay in touch with all my friends both from Russia and abroad.

    12. There are advantages and disadvantages of mass media.

    13. Some of the advantages are education and entertainment.

    14. But the information provided on the Internet is unreliable and even harmful to people.

     15. In spite of all disadvantages, people still read newspapers, watch TV, listen to the radio, surf the Net.

     1.  For centuries people have been inventing things to make life easier.

     2. Among the greatest inventions of the past are the automobile, the steam engine, the electricity, the telephone and television.

     3.  Since the beginning of the 20th century people have made a huge step in technology.

     4.      Now we live in flats, talk to people who live in other parts of the world, travel from one place to another by plane.

     5.  All these things are a product of technological progress and it is still growing rapidly.

6.      Today we live in the world of machines and computers.

     7.      Every day more and more gadgets appear and all of them make our life easier.

     8.       The mobile phone has turned from an expensive portable phone into an inexpensive data.

     9.      The Internet provides any kind of information on any topic.

    10.  It give you an opportunity to book rooms and flights, to shop, watch films, listen to music, make new friends, find old ones thanks to social networking sites such as FB or VK.

    11.  The car industry has computer systems installed in cars and they give information on car condition, including tire pressure, headlights or the temperature inside and outside.

    12.  Tablet PCs are much lighter than laptops or netbooks and contain all the software that is needed for business, studies and pleasure.

    13.  EBook readers are a new invention too.

    14.  This is a very convenient gadget that allows uploading books in different electronic formats.

    15.  Printing has become much easier with the computer-based printing machines.

    16.  Surely, these new inventions are not the last ones that humanity has developed and many others will be developed year after year.

Books in my life.

Healthy body, healthy mind.

    1.  I like reading very much and I can’t imagine our life without books.

    2. They teach us to recognize what is right and what is wrong.

    3. Books play a very great role in forming our life values and characters.

    4. They also give us an opportunity to look into the past or into the future, using our imagination.

    5. Besides, they help us in our self-education.

    6.  When I have some spare time, I usually spend it with a book.

    7.  I like to read detective stories about Sherlock Holmes written by Arthur Conan Doyle, adventure books, like “Oliver Twist” written by Charles Dickens, and poetry.

    8.  As for historical novels, I find them less interesting and rather dull.

    9.  After reading an interesting book I always try to find out if there is a film based on this book.

    10. If there is any, I try to see it by all means, compare it with the book and make my own opinion of the main characters.

    11. It is always very interesting to find some difference between a film and a book.

    12.  Books must be our friends during all our life.

    13.  I’m sure there is no situation in life which is not described in this or that literary work.

    14. That is why books help us to find solutions to any problems and answers to any questions.

     15.  And now it’s only up to you to choose what book to read next.

P.S. Your favourite book and writer.

1.    We can’t buy our health for any amount of money.

2.    So, it’s very important to take care of your health.

3.    How can we do it?

4.    First of all, you may follow a special diet which will help you to keep slim and feel better.

5.    There are many kinds of diets, that is why you should consult your doctor and find out which of them will suit you.

6.    Secondly, it’s very important to make a daily timetable suitable for yourself.

7.   Getting up and going to bed early may help you feel full of energy the whole day, as well as the refreshing cold shower in the morning and ten minutes of exercising after it.

8.    But the best way to keep fit is to do sports.

9.    It suits people of all ages because everyone can find something he likes.

10. Small changes in your daily routine like climbing the stairs instead of using the lift or cycling instead of taking the bus to school or work, can help you to become more enduring and healthier.

11. The last thing I can recommend you to do to be healthy – try to resist bad habits, such as smoking, playing computer games, drinking alcohol and so on.

12. In conclusion I must note that it’s not enough to follow only one point from the list mentioned above.

 

P.S. What do you usually do to keep fit?

London

London

1.      London is the capital city of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in southeast England on the River Thames with an official population of 7.7 million people.

2.      London was originally established by the Romans as Londinium, in the first century AD, and became the capital of England in the 11th century. 

3.      London is traditionally divided into 4 main parts.

4.      They are Westminster, the City, the West End and the East End.

5.      Westminster is the historical area in London.

6.      Famous monuments and buildings are there.

7.      One of the most beautiful places is Westminster Abbey.

8.      For nearly one thousand years all the kings and queens of England have been crowned there.

9.      Many greatest poets and writers are buried there.

10.   William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, George Byron, Walter Scott, Charles Dickens, Rudyard Kipling are among them, Newton and Darwin are buried there too.

11.   The Tower is situated on the north bank of the Thames.

12.   It dates from the Roman times and was strengthened by William the Conqueror.

13.  In different times this castle was a fortress, a royal palace, a prison.

14.  Now it is only a museum of armour and also the place where Crown jewels are kept.

15.  The Tower of London is also famous for its beefeaters, people who work mainly as guides or guards.

16.  But another duty is to look after 12 black ravens (вОроны) that live on the territory of the Tower.

17.   Buckingham Palace is the official residence and the home of the queen.

18.  Westminster Palace is the seat of the British Parliament.

19.   10 Downing Street is the residence of the Prime Minister.

20.  Trafalgar Square is considered to be the very center of London.

21.  In the middle of it stands the monument to Admiral Nelson built to commemorate the Battle of Trafalgar.

22.  London is also one of the main financial centers, and the London Stock Exchange and the Bank of England are in the City, the main business area in the eastern part of central London.

23.  Most of the well-known shops, hotels, theatres, cinemas, etcetera are in the West End, the western part of central London.

24.  The East End was known in the past as a mainly working-class area where the local people are called “Cockney”.

25.  London is also known for its system of public transport, which includes red buses, black taxis, and an underground railway called the “Tube”.

26.  Speaking about London it is impossible to say nothing about its museums.

27.  The British Museum is one of the best-known for its library, reading room, the collection of manuscripts.

28.  It shows works of art from ancient Asia, Egypt, Rome and Greece side by side with those of Great Britain and other countries.

29.  The Victoria and Albert Museum houses a magnificent collection of fine and applied arts.

30.  One of the most famous museums in London is Madam Tussauds Museum, which houses a great collection of wax figures of celebrities.

31.  The Sherlock Holmes Museum is dedicated to the fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

32.  Kensington Gardens house the statue of Peter Pan, which is a favourite place for children that gather around it, and the famous Round Pond.

33.  Big Ben is the nickname for the Great Bell of the clock at the north end of the Palace of Westminster and a landmark. 

34.  The London Eye is a giant Ferris wheel on the South Bank of the River Thames in London. Also known as the Millennium Wheel, it has also been called by its owners the British Airways London Eye.

35.  You can see up to 25 miles in each direction with views over some of the world's most famous sights, including St Paul's, the Palace of Westminster and Windsor Castle.

36.  The ride lasts about 25 minutes.

37.   London is an ancient city.

38.  It is about two thousand years old.

39.  But it is constantly developing.

40.  Londoners like to say “When a man is tired of London, he is tired of life”.

the English Language

the English Language

1. People began to speak many centuries ago, and since then they have been speaking different languages.

17. Speaking a foreign language one can not only read books, magazines and newspapers in the original but also watch satellite programs, use the internet, travel easily to different parts of the world…

2. Every language reflects the soul, behaviour and temperament of each nationality.

18. Now I know that it is a must for any XXI century professional no matter what job to choose.

3. People created their own alphabets and grammar rules, but they always wanted to communicate with each other to understand and to know more about each other.

19. The world is getting smaller with the development of communication means, such as the internet technologies, and international connections become tighter and tighter.

4. All languages are different. There are more than 2,700 languages in the world.

20. English is easier to learn than any other languages. It borrows words and phrases from the very countries into which it expands. Eighty per cent of all English vocabulary comes from other languages.

5. Most of them are “alive” because people use them, but there are “dead” languages, for example Latin. Two thousand years ago, Latin was the world’s most important international language.

21. A lot of foreign delegations keep coming to our country. There are hundreds of joint ventures almost in all big cities of the Russian Federation.

6. English has grown from a few tribes on an island in Europe, to the world’s first global language.

22. So just imagine that two absolutely different people from different parts of the world can understand each other clearly, exchange their experience, simply be friend and you will see how necessary it is to know English well.

7. Nowadays contemporary English is the most widespread language in the world.

23. If you know English, you have an opportunity to apply for an interesting and well-paid job.

8. It has become an international language of politics, science, trade and cultural relations.               

24. There are a lot of useful learning strategies such as reading English books, using a cassette recorder or watching English films.

9. The English language is spoken as a mother tongue in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the United States of America, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

25. But in my opinion, the best way of learning a language is to practice a lot. Today we have an opportunity to go to an English-speaking country and to talk to native speakers. It opens up much a wider range of sources of information.

10. Besides, a lot of people speak English in India, Africa, China, Japan and many other countries.

26. As for me, I learn English because I like this language. It is one of my favourite subjects at school.

11. The English language is now the first language of about 400 million people, the native language of 12 nations and the official or semiofficial language of 33 more nations.

27. I have been learning English for … (7) years and I hope I am rather good at it now.

12. That means one in every seven people in the world speaks English.

28. Besides, I want to travel abroad and communicate with different people.

13. English is one of the official languages of the United Nations Organisation.

29. I can’t imagine my future life without English.

14. Half of the world’s scientific literature is written in English.

30. It goes without saying that I won’t be able to do without English when I grow up. English is a must for every educated person. I am sure it will help me in my life.

15. It is the language of computer technology. Informed citizens of our information-dependent society should be computer-literate, which means that they should be able to use computers as everyday problem-solving devices. They should be aware of the potential of computers to influence the quality of our life.

31. The future of the English language will not depend on the nations who first owned the language.

 

16. English is the language of such outstanding writers as William Shakespeare, Walter Scott, Lewis Carrol, Rudyard Kipling, Lord George Gordon Byron, Oscar Wilde, Agatha Christie, Mark Twain, Arthur Conan Doyle and many others.

32. Instead the millions of people learning the language today could be the people who shape its future.

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EXAMINATION CARD № 1

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

    1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

Fukushima Tragedy.

Words

1

A lot of people from a small town of Japan … never … in such a situation before.

be

2

They … never … 11th March, 2011.

forget

3

On this day powerful earthquake in Japan … a lot of buildings and roads and … another powerful disaster – tsunami.

destroy/cause

4

Tsunami in Japan … a small town of Takajo.

ruin

5

What is even …, tsunami … Fukushima nuclear plants situated on the shores of Japan and the cooling systems of the five nuclear reactors.

bad/damage

    2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

      1.      If you … (to go) to Egypt, you … (can) see the Pyramids and the Sphynx.

      2.      People … (to feel) much better if the ecological situation … (to improve).

      3.      Enjoy … , life is so short. (a reflexive pronoun)

      4.      The robbers … (to hide) in a farmhouse for a week.

      5.      I am your boss, … I? (to be)

II.              Topic for discussion

Travelling

 

EXAMINATION CARD 2

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

    1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

Travelling by plane.

Words

1

The plane safely took off and Anna … a sigh of relief. She … flying.

breathe/not like

2

She knew that, according to statistics, it … the … way of travelling, but it didn’t make her feel any … .

be/safe/ good

3

Statistics were impersonal but when she imagined …plane flying over the ocean, she … dizzy.

she/feel

4

The guy sitting next to … was, on the contrary, happy and relaxed.

she

5

He … his eyes but when Anna tried to reach for her bag on the luggage deck, he immediately stood up to help her.

close

      2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      If you … (to go) to Paris, you … (to see) the Eiffel Tower.

2.      If the film (to finish) late, the child not (be able) to fall asleep .

3.      When people are alone, they often talk to …  . (they - a reflexive pronoun)

4.      … you already (to decide) where you are going this summer?

5.      Sean has already booked a table for tonight, …?

  II.              Topic for discussion

My family and I.

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 3

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

    1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

Travelling by plane.(2)

Words

1

“Thanks, I can do it …,” Anna said and … voice shook.

I/she

2

“Are you OK? You look pale. Are you afraid of flying?” Anna … .

nod (кивнуть)

3

“Take this. It… you good,” the boy … … a package of candies.

hand/she

4

It reminded Anna her … flight. She and her Granny… to NY for Christmas.

one/fly

5

Anna sighed and … a handful of the candies.

take

    2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      She … (to send) us an SMS if she … (to be) late.

2.      If my money not … (to come) tomorrow, I … not (to be able) to go shopping with you.

3.      I’m not angry with you. I’m angry with …. (I - a reflexive pronoun)

4.      Carlo … never … (to eat) Chinese food before.

5.      My brother and I … (to go) swimming almost every day last summer.

II.              Topic for discussion

                                               Books in my life.

 

EXAMINATION CARD 4

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

At school.

Words

1

Mia was suddenly taken ill at school. She felt very hot and … head ached terribly. The teacher insisted on taking her to the doctor.

she

2

However, when Mia was brought to the school medical room, the doctor …out.

be

3

The nurse … her temperature – it was very high and she called for the doctor.

take

4

“It’s the … sick child since morning. The symptoms are the same. It’s the flu.”

four

5

The doctor … worried and upset.

look

 

2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      If there … (to be) unknown words in the text, I … (to take) a dictionary from the library.

2.      He … (to go) to the expedition to the Urals if summer … (to come) soon.

3.       We looked at … in the mirror to check our make-up. (a reflexive pronoun)

4.      If you … (to be) happy, you … (to smile).

5.      Mary … (to revise) the rules since 8 a.m.

 II.              Topic for discussion

Hobbies and pastime. 

 

 

EXAMINATION CARD 5

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

At school (2)

Words

1

“When exactly … you … to feel unwell?”

start

2

“It was in Maths. We … a test when I started to feel weak and very tired. I wasn’t able to concentrate on the test.”

write

3

“I see. I’ll give you an injection and you’ll feel  a bit …” said the doctor.

well

4

“I … her Mum already,” the nurse said. “She … here soon.”

call/be

5

The doctor said that he would have to see the headmaster and Mia … him leave the room.

see

2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      If you … (to enter) incorrect PIN code, you … (not draw out) your money.

2.      The water … (to be) frozen if the temperature … (to be) below zero.

3.      If he … (not study) hard, he … (not pass) his exams.

4.      Children, stop talking, sit down and behave…(a reflexive pronoun – you).

5.      The girl … (to look for) her English textbook right now.

II.              Topic for discussion

Mass Media

 

EXAMINATION CARD 6

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

At the station.

Words

1

John wasn’t surprised to see that nobody had met him at the station. The weather … awful – it … windy and it … hard.

be/be/rain

2

His … got wet in seconds.

foot

3

His old jacket … defend him from the rain or the cold.

not/can

4

“If I … a shelter and a warm drink, I … a cold,”

not find/get

5

John said to … and went back inside the railway station.

he

 

2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      If you … (to go) to London, you … (to see) the Tower and Big Ben.

2.      If she (to want) it, she (to get) it.

3.      The knife is very sharp. Don’t cut … (you - a reflexive pronoun)

4.      Hurry up! The train … (to come).

5.      What exams … you … (to pass) recently.

II.              Topic for discussion

Technological progress. 

 

 

EXAMINATION CARD 7

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

The Red Chief

Words

1

When I … there was a fire at the entrance of the cave. Bill had some scratches and bruises on the face.

 arrive

2

The boy … two big feathers in his red hair. When I came up he … his stick at me and said: “Ha! Paleface, this is the camp of Red Chief.”

have/point

3

“We … Indians,” said Bill. “I’m a hunter called Old Hank and his prisoner.”

play

4

The boy called me Snake Eye, the Spy and said: “When the Indians … they … on the fire at daybreak!”

return/cook

5

Then we had supper, and the kid filled his mouth with bacon and bread and gravy, and … to talk.

begin

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      If you … (to go) to Egypt, you … (can) see the Pyramids and the Sphynx.

2.      People … (to feel) much better if the ecological situation … (to improve).

3.      Her children are very selfish. They only think of …. (they - a reflexive pronoun)

4.      Don’t enter the lab. They … their experiment. (to carry out)

5.      The teacher … essays for three hours. (to correct)

II.              Topic for discussion

Environmental progress.

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 8

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

The Red Chief (2)

Words

1

“I like this very much. I … never … out before, but I had a pet opossum once. I hate to go to school.

camp

2

… there … real Indians in the forest? I want some … gravy.

be/some-any/much

3

What … your nose so red, Hank? My father … a lot of money.

make/ have

4

… the stars hot? I … girls. Why … oranges round?

be/not like/be

5

… you got beds to sleep on in this cave? Please, … me home, Snake Eye.”

have/not take

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      … you ever … to the Crimea? (to be).

2.      The student … (to learn) the new words for an hour, but he doesn’t remember them.

3.      What … you … (to think) about when I (interrupt)  you?

4.      I … (not/often/ buy) computer things by mail order.

5.      An interpreter  … (to translate) from one language into another.

  II.                      Topic for discussion

                    Shopping 

EXAMINATION CARD  9

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

Angry Birds.

Words

1

… you ever … Angry Birds? If not, then you shouldn’t. This game is hard to stop playing.

play

2

Someone brought this Rovio’s virus in class and three days later all my classmates … it on their phones and computers.

install

3

Between the break bells and in the classroom, we … poor birds at bad pigs hiding stolen eggs in their houses, on the islands and on their planets.

throw

4

At home I … start my homework. The game took all my free time.

not/can

5

I often find … coming back to Angry Birds.

I

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      Mr. Brown … (to drive) home at 3 a.m., when suddenly he … (to see) some strange people in the street.

2.      Diana … (to find) a new job. She is starting next week.

3.      Tom … (to play) football for only a few months but he’s already very good.

4.      Most people … (to learn) to swim at an early age.

5.      How many languages … they … (to speak)?

II. Topic for discussion

Travelling

 

 

EXAMINATION CARD 10

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

      1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

A film in French

Words

1

Last week I … to watch a film in French.

decide

2

I … in France for five months now and I have been studying the language for eight years.

live

3

So we went to the cinema at Part-Dieu shopping center in Lyon and prepared … for two hours of nonsense.

we

4

We … to watch a modern-day remake of Disney’s well-known Beauty and the Beast.

choose

5

As we knew the storyline by heart, we hoped that it would make the film  a bit … to watch.

easy

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      I met Nelly last weekend while I … (to shop) at Ikea.

2.      Mr. Grant sent us an e-mail, ... ?

3.      He … (to know) everything about computers.

4.      Thank you for everything you … (to do) for us.

5.      I … (to look through) my favourite magazine yet.

II.  Topic for discussion

Mass Media

EXAMINATION CARD 11

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

A film in French (2)

Words

1

I felt very happy leaving the cinema room. It was the … time I’d understood so much from a French film at the cinema.

one

2

The film … the … one, but it was such a relief to understand nearly everything.

be/difficult

3

If you ever … a spare moment on your trips, and you speak the language,

have

4

I … a trip to the cinema!

recommend

5

You … a film in the language you are learning, haven’t you?

have

 2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      When we went out, it … (to snow) heavily.

2.      What is the … continent. (small)

3.      You didn’t forget to call your mother, … you?

4.      What temperature … water … at? (to boil)

5.      I … (to learn) English Grammar all day yesterday.

II.              Topic for discussion

My family and I.

 

EXAMINATION CARD 12

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

    1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

Shopaholics

Words

1

Shopaholics … individuals who can’t control … spendings.

be/they

2

It makes … feel great.

they

3

Just recently my friend … a new sweater, although she already has one of the same style and colour.

buy

4

If you suspect that … friend is a shopaholic, there is help available.

you

5

Of course, if you … … a shopaholic, than this organization would be for you.

you/be

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      - … you (to see) the latest video game? – No. I not …(to see) it yet. I’m not a gameaholic.

2.      Your boss didn’t like your project, … he?

3.      The lecture began half an hour ago, … ?

4.      My computer … (to crash). May I use yours?

5.      Our students … (to study) the history of the English Language.

 II. Topic for discussion

Choose any topic for discussion you like.

EXAMINATION CARD 13

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

New York City

Words

1

Driving to the airport in early morning, Nick and Ron …  … .

be/excite

2

As it was … … journey abroad without parents they felt excited and a bit nervous.

they/one

3

They … in NY at about 10 p.m., and decided to go ahead and get some sightseeing out of the way.

Arrive

4

When they settled on the Empire state Building, the 86th floor was … than they had expected.

Windy

5

But they got the … view of the city.

Great

 

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      You are late. The plane … already … off (to take).

2.      Jack … (to find) a wallet while he … (to walk) in the center of London.

3.      If you … (to push) the button, the light … (to switch on).

4.      I … (to take) some photos of the mountains on my trip if I … (to have) a digital camera.

5.      I … (to lend) you some money if you … (to promise ) to give it back on time.

  II.              Topic for discussion

Technological Progress.

 

EXAMINATION CARD № 14

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

      1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

New York City

Words

1

The rain …  when they woke up the next morning.

pour

2

But the boys … only two days in NY, so they had to get up.

have

3

The boys … most of the day wandering around Times Square.

spend

4

They liked the city as it was always alive, always running from one thing tom another. “The city that never … “.

sleep

5

When Nick and Ron returned to the hotel to pack, they … to leave.

Nick said: “New York is the … place I … .

not want

good/see

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      Edik, … you usually (to play) … hockey competitively or just for fun?

2.      Jessica … already … (to leave), I’m afraid.

3.      If you … (to trust) someone, they … (not/let you down).

4.      Where … you … (to go) for your honeymoon last year?

5.      I am not your boss, … I? (to be)

II. Topic for discussion

Books in our life.

 

EXAMINATION CARD 15

 

I.                  Grammar and Vocabulary

     1.     Read the text and fill in the gaps with the proper grammatical form of the capitalized words.

The English language

Words

1

English as a foreign language … popular for quite a long time.

be

2

Actually, I … English since my primary school.

study

3

In high school, … English classes consisted of very easy listening practice and writing an article within 150 words.

we

4

Our tutors explained to … how to be an effective reader, do critical thinking and write academic essays on your own.

we

5

That was the … time I had to think in English.

one

 

     2.     Read the sentences, translate and open the brackets if necessary.

1.      If you … (to go) to Sydney, you … (to see) the Sydney Opera House.

2.      If she … (to keep) to a diet, she (to feel) very well.

3.      If I … (to have) enough money, I … (to go) abroad.

4.      I … already … (to write) to all local newspapers and TV stations to complain.

5.      It’s the first time I … ever … (to eat) octopus.

II.              Topic for discussion

                             Travelling