Read the passages below. Match choices (A-H) to (12-16). There are three choices you do not need to use. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet
TOP FIVE CHILDREN’S BOOKS
This children’s book is about the tragic fate of the imaginary town of Chewandswallow. It’s a place where there are no grocery stores, because all the food the people ever need falls from the sky! But the people of Chewandswallow soon find out that there really can be too much of a good thing. From gigantic meatball storms to tomato tornadoes, the weather just keeps getting worse, until the townsfolk are forced to make a difficult decision.
This delightful book tells the story of a tattered, stuffed teddy bear named Corduroy. He explores his surroundings at night as he waits in the department store for someone to come and buy him. At the end, the lonely bear gets a new home, a new friend, and a new button for his overalls.
This is a wonderful book to read to children as old as six or seven, but it’s also a great book to read to a baby. The text is simple, the story is about a caterpillar’s transformation into a butterfly. The story itself is only 14 quick pages long. The artwork, however, will have parents and children alike adoring the pages for much longer.
This could be the one children’s book that everyone remembers clearly from their childhood. It is certainly a classic. Written in the characteristically zany rhyming verse style that made Dr Suess one of the best loved children’s writers of all time, this book is illustrated in full color artwork that is, well, a little creepy, but also one of the many things Dr Suess fans love about his work.
This just might be the very best children’s book to read at bedtime. The illustrations are beautiful, but they are rendered in a way that makes each scene look like a bedroom that is dark and ready to be slept in. The text is intentionally repetitive, and is one child’s nightly ritual of saying goodnight to everything he can see. This is a great book for a child who needs calm, quiet, and minimal distractions at bedtime.
A has lines that can be listened again and again.
Вonly takes a couple of minutes to read aloud.
C is about a cute toy character that finds a new friendly home.
D is written in a form of comic poems.
E is too scary for the kids to read at bedtime
F tells about an imaginary place where people have a bad destiny.
G tells about a boy who has an incredibly bad day
H is about an imaginative little boy who colors his world exactly the way he wants it.
Read the text below. Choose from (A-H) the one that best fits each space (17-22). There are two choices you do not need to use. Write your answers on the separate sheet paper.
WHAT IS ACID RAIN?
Acid rain is a result of air pollution. When any type of fuel is burnt, (17) __________________. The smoke that comes from a fire or the fumes that come out of a car exhaust don’t just contain the sooty grey particles that you can see — (18) __________________.
Power stations, factories and cars all burn fuels they also contains lots of invisible gases (19) __________________. Some of these gases (especially nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide) react with the tiny droplets of water in clouds to form sulphuric and_____________________________________________________ nitric acids. The rain from these____________________________________________________ clouds then falls as very weak acid — (20) __________________. The release of sulphur dioxide can also occur naturally when a volcano erupts.
Acid rain can be carried great distances in the atmosphere, not just between countries but also from continent to continent. The acid can also take the form of snow, mists and dry dusts. The rain sometimes falls many miles from the source of pollution but wherever it falls (21) __________________. In the 1970s the effects of acid rain were seen at their worst.
Forests all over the world are dying, in Scandinavia the fish are dying; lakes were crystal clear (22) __________________. Many of Britain’s freshwater fish are threatened, their eggs are damaged and deformed, fish are being hatched. This in turn leads to fish-eating birds and animals also being affected.
A it can have a serious effect on soil, trees, buildings and water.
Вacid rain can cause trees to grow more slowly.
C seems to have more effect in some areas than it does in others.
D but now contain no living creatures or plant life.
E that is why it is known as “acid rain”.
F that can be even more harmful to our environment.
G and therefore they all produce polluting gases.
H lots of different chemicals are produced.
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Read and complete the text below. For each of the empty space (23-32) choose the correct answer (А, В, C, or D). Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.
TRAVEL STORIES ALTIPLANO ADVENTURES
In just under three weeks Brett (partner/husband), Ryan (20-year-old son) and I travelled (23) __________________ three countries, flew on six different planes, walked up to (24) __________________ of 4,300m and had the experience of a lifetime.
We arrived in Buenos Aires, capital of Argentina, and (25) __________________ we were impressed by the architecture, (26) __________________ we found Buenos Aires a (27) __________________, dirty, bleak and depressing city.The fact that we were stuck at Buenos Aires Airport on the way to____________ Bolivia for hours and hours during the night after a (28) __________________ flight with no announcements in English and no boards to let us know what was happening could be forgiven....nearly! But the fact that we were nearly stuck there again on our way home because Aerolines decided to (29) __________________ our flight to Australia by two hours with no notice threw panic into our hearts. To be stuck in Buenos Aires for up to (30) __________________ week with no money, no accommodation and the expense of the Argentinian peso matched to the US dollar was unforgivable!
We had a couple of days in Buenos Aires before moving on. Buenos Aires, like New York, never shuts down. Traffic goes all night. Drivers sit with hands (31) __________________ glued to horns. Food in BA is delicious — and heaps of it. As stated before, fabulous architecture but most buildings need restoring. The Retiro, Buenos Aires’s main railway station, for example, has a net attached to the roof, to catch the masonry falling off it. After spending more days in Buenos Aires than we should’ve we flew an antiquated 737 into Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Slept all the way due to no sleep the night before and still (32) __________________ from Australia.
Read the text below. For each empty space (33-42) choose the correct answer (A, В, C or D). Write your answers on a separate answer sheet.
When the first Harry Potter movie (33) __________________ ten years ago, it was a perfect (34) __________________ movie. But over the years the movies, (35) __________________ the books, (36) __________________ more and more grown up. (37) __________________ film in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly____________________________________________ Hallows, is so dark and scary that the little ones might want to stay at home, or (38) __________________ cover their eyes.
This is (39) __________________ part of a two-part finale for the series. In the film, Harry has to find and destroy mysterious dark objects (40) __________________ as Horcruxes, which (41) __________________ Lord Voldemort his power. The only problem is that Harry has no idea (42) __________________ the Horcruxes are, where to find them, or how to destroy them. Find out if Devan and Dale plan to go Horcrux- hunting with Harry.
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43. Write an essay (100-120 words) and put the case for and against on the topic: "Can man and society live in harmony with nature?"
Read the text below. Make choices (A-H) to (1-5). There are three choices you do not need to use. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.
You love reading, and you’re dying to get your hands on a book. But you’ve read all your books four times, and are tired of the same ones. You’re planning to go to the library, but don’t know what kind of book to get. Here’s how to choose:
1. ________________________ :
- What kind of books do you like?
- What authors do you like? Research books by authors you’ve enjoyed in the past. Chances are they’ll have another publication that you’ll also enjoy.
- Is there a type of book, or a specific book you would like to try?
- Are there any books in a certain series you would like to read?
- What are your interests? Insert your hobbies into your library catalogue search and set it to, “Keyword.”
You can ask your older sibling, your mom, your dad, your best friend, or even your English teacher. Friends or family with whom you have things in common can often make excellent book recommendations. Local, small bookstores often have wonderful recommendations, and when they get to know you, it’s even better!
He/she will be happy to help you. He / she will show you the shelves with the book you need.
If you see anything that looks appealing, pick it up and read the back of the book. Skim over the back of the book or the inside flap, wherever the summary is. If that holds your attention, read the first page or so. If it still holds your attention, then it’s probably a good book for you. The subject might be interesting to you, but the writing style can be key to enjoying it. If it looks interesting, put it in your pile. Keep doing this until you have a few books.
A Search your house.
ВRead book reviews in newspapers and magazines.
C Join a book club.
D See if the library or bookstore has computers.
E Skim through the shelves in the section you’re interested in.
F Ask the librarian or book seller about the location of the books you’re looking for.
G Make a list answering these questions.
H Ask someone to recommend a good book.
Read the text below, For questions (6-11) choose the correct answer (A, B, C,D). Write your answers on a separate answer sheet.
THE GROWTH OF TEENAGERS AS A MARKET FORCE IN 1950’S SOCIETY
Until 1950 the term teenagers had never before been coined. Children were known as girls and boys were known as youths once they displayed signs of puberty. Then young people were grown up at 18 and fully adult legally at 21 when they often married and set up a home of their own, even if it was a rented room. Getting married was a way of showing the adult world that you belonged to their world and was a way of escape from puberty.
During the 1950s a range of influences including films, television, magazines and the rock music scene created a new market grouping called teenagers. Teens made themselves known. A sudden flurry of consumer goods denied to war torn Europe were available and a consumer boom was actively encouraged.
These single young people with cash from paid work soon had their own fashions, own music, own cafes, own milk bars and by the end of the decade even their own transport in the form of fuelled scooters. Teenagers suddenly dominated style in clothes, haircuts and even travel abroad. A generation gap began to emerge between parents and teen offsprings. It seemed almost unholy at the time and was viewed as rebellious, but compared to later anti-fashion and anarchic movements it was all rather innocent.
American influence on European teenagers was huge. Rock and Roll idols including Elvis Presley, Bill Hayley, Jerry Lee Lewis and film stars James Dean and Marlon Brando set fashions almost unwittingly. The main looks for teenagers were greasers and preppies.
Greasers followed the standard black leather and denim jeans look set by Marlon Brando in “The Wild One” (1953) and later emulated in the 1978 film called “Grease”. They raced about town on motorbikes and were consider outrageous.
Preppie qualities were neatness, tidiness and grooming. Teen girls wore full dirndl or circular skirts with large appliquits on their clothing. Neat pleated skirts were also popular. The pleated skirts were made from a then new fabric called TERYLENE (polyester) which helped maintain razor sharp sunray pleating.
The skirts were supported by bouffant paper nylon or net petticoats. On top, teens wore scoop neck blouses, back to front cardigans, tight polo necks or three quarter sleeve white fitting shirts often with a scarf knotted cowboy fashion at the side neck. These teen clothing fashions that originated in America, filtered to Britain in watered down fashion.
6. The word puberty is close in meaning to ...
7. What influenced the formation of a new teenage grouping?
Read the passages below. Match choices (A-H) to (12-16). There are three choices you do not need to use. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.
MOST UNUSUAL BUILDINGS
Here’s a building that should really get your attention when walking past it. The Dancing House is considered as one of the most real controversial buildings in Prague. The DH was actually designed by a great architect from California, which only proves that he had done some type of hallucinogen while designing it.
The Bank of Asia is a very famous building in Bangkok. It was made way back in 1985, and its robotic appearance is just a symbol of the modernization of banking. It also has the ability to transform into a megarobot. So, if Godzilla ever decided to show his green face in the land of Bangkok, they would have to fight!