Примеры контрольных заданий первого семестра (рейтинг, зачет)
второй курс интенсивная программа
Лексико-грамматическая работа 1. Fill in the gaps with suitable verbs in the correct tense form.
Заполните пропуски подходящими по смыслу глаголами, поставив их в правильную форму. Dear Anita,
Thank you for your entertaining letter, which (1)_________________ yesterday. I (2) ________________ to feel much better now although my leg still (3) ________________ if I (4) ________________ too far. Last weekend I (5) ________________ some friends who (6) ________________ their summer holidays just up the road from here. They’re nice – I hope you’ll meet them if you come here next month.
2. Put the verbs in brackets in the correct form.
Поставьте глаголы, данные в скобках, в правильную форму. Colin Boyle was born in 1973 near Dublin, Ireland. In 1983 he became seriously ill. While he (1) ________________ (recover) his uncle (2) ________________ (give) him an old violin. He enjoyed playing and practiced at his school every day after lessons. One day in 1987, John Leaf, the manager of several successful musicians, (3) ________________ (have) a meeting with the headmaster when he (4) ________________ (hear) Colin (5) ________________ (practise). He immediately (6) ________________ (contact) Colin’s teacher and (7) ________________ (invite) Colin (8) ________________ (appear) in one of the concerts he (9) ________________ (organise) that year.
3. Complete the second sentence so that it has similar meaning to the first one, using the word given in brackets. Donotchangethewordgiven.
Закончите второе предложение так, чтобы оно совпадало по значению с первым предложением, используя слово в скобках. Не изменяйте форму данного слова.
My sister and I are completely different because she has dark hair and eyes. (look)
I __________________________________ my sister who has dark hair and eyes.
b. My parents always allowed me to decide when to go to bed. (let)
My parents always _______________________________ when to go to bed.
c. Ben is speaking to a lady. She is the director. (who)
The lady __________________________________________________ is the director.
d. They last played tennis two weeks ago. (for)
They _________________________________________________two weeks.
e. The film lasted for two hours. The concert lasted for an hour and a half. (long)
The film _________________________________________________ the concert.
4. Choose the most appropriate word from the list below to fill each gap.
Выберите наиболее походящее слово из предложенных. This was Sarah’s first ______________ (1) to Italy for fifteen years. She had previously been there_______________(2) a child and now she was going for ______________ (3) year!
Before ________________ (4) the train, while ___________________(5) for it at Victoria Station, she bought a Teach-yourself-Italian book to study _________________ (6) the long journey. But ______________ (7) the train she didn’t have time to ________________ (8) much studying.
1. A. journey B. trip C. way
2. A. while B. like C. as
3. A. a whole B. total C. all the
4. A. getting B. going by C. catching
5. A. expecting B. waiting C. standing
6. A. during B. on C. while
7. A. in B. into C. on
8. A. make B. do C. have
5. Write an adjective for every description of a person’s characteristic.
Для каждого описания подберите и напишите подходящее по смыслу прилагательное. 1. You always arrive on time. ___________________________________
2. You do what you say you will do. ______________________________
3. You are unkind or not willing to spend money. ___________________________
4. You understand the feeling of others. ___________________________
5. You try not to work if you can. ________________________________
6. Complete the passages below with any suitable words.
Заполните пропуски подходящими по смыслу и грамматической форме словами. Bruce is definitely a (1) __________________ man. He has a lot of friends, because he is always (2) __________________, (3) __________________ and ready to help anyone in need. When it comes to giving advice, he is also very (4) __________________. When it comes to dangerous situations, Bruce always acts quite (5) __________________. For example, a few weeks ago he saved a little boy’s (6) __________________ by pulling him out of the path of a speeding truck. (7) __________________, he can be rather aggressive, especially when he is driving – sometimes he drives so (8) __________________ that his friends are too (9) __________________ to get in the car with him.
7. Use the notes below and write one sentence only for each numbered set of notes. You may add words and change the form of the words given in the notes, but do not add any extra information.
Используя предложенные слова и словосочетания, составьте предложения, внося необходимые изменения и дополнения. Dear Lisa,
a. I write / let you know / I arrive / airport / 4 p.m./ Saturday 14th.
8. Read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct, and some have a word which should not be there. If a line is correct, put a tick by the number at the end of each line. If a line has a word that should not be there, write this word next to the number at the end of each line.
Прочитайте текст. В нем присутствуют строки, содержащие лишнее слово. Если в строке отсутствует лишнее слово, поставьте галочку в начале строки. Если в строке есть лишнее слово, напишите его в конце строки. First of all, walking is obviously the cheapest 1) _______________
means of travelling, and can be the quicker 2) _________________
in a city centre. Of course, the more farther you have 3) _________________
to go, the more tired you will become. 4) _________________
In some ways walking is more healthier than 5) _________________
travelling by bus or car, but it can be just as like 6) _________________
unhealthy because cities are far more 7) _________________
polluted than they were used to be. 8) _________________
9. Rewrite the text using whenever possible «he saw/ heard/ felt/ noticed/ watched and the right form of the verb»
Перепишите текст, используя, где возможно конструкцию “he saw/ heard/ felt/ noticed/ watched иправильнуюформуглагола”. The door of the restaurant opened and a man came in. He wore thin, wire-rimmed glasses. He ordered a cup of coffee and two cups. The waitress was making coffee and the noise of the television set was like the distant buzz of a saw. Behind the man wearing the glasses, a second man stood watching him. He had dark brown hair. Soon he slid into the seat opposite the man wearing glasses.
Работа по проверке умений чтения Text 1 1. You are going to read an article about a famous actress. Six paragraphs have been removed from the article. Choose from paragraphs A-G the one which fits each gap (1-6). There is one extra paragraph which you don’t need to use.
Прочитайте статью про известную актрису. Восстановите текст, расставив абзацы A – Gв соответствующие по смыслу пропуски 1 – 6. Вспискеприсутствуетлишнийабзац. Sharon Stone
In the space of a few years, Sharon Stone has gone from being regarded as just another pretty face on the Hollywood scene to being considered a serious – and talented – actress. Her performance in the films Casino and Last Dance have proven her talent beyond doubt.
Last Dance deals with an even darker subject. Stone plays the part of a woman who has been sentenced to death, and most of the action takes place in a prison cell on death row in an American prison.
In order to play the role, Stone had her hair dyed about twenty times to get the right shade of dirty brown.
Surprisingly, she didn’t feel ugly at all. In fact, she found it liberating not to have to worry about messing up her hair or ruining her make-up.
She proved that she no longer had to rely on her looks to play a part effectively.
In another attempt to get rid of her ‘glamour girl’ image, she turned up at the Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles wearing an old T-shirt and skirt. Why did Stone decide to turn her nose up at the Establishment at one of the biggest international displays of designer fashion on earth?
Stone’s determination to succeed can be seen in the way she deals with the nasty rumours that cheap newspapers print about her.
She has learnt to keep quiet about her personal relashionships, and to separate her public abd private lives.
Her efforts to keep her private life to herself and preserve her energy for professional pursuits show how much she wants to keep on growing as an actress. She also plans to try her hand in other areas. ‘I’m going to direct some music videos later this year, and if that goes well, I might try directing something bigger.’ Whatever she does, she’s determined to do it right – and she’s definitely succeeding.
A After the performance in Basic Instinct, people came to expect Stone to project the same glamorous image in all her roles. She turned all that around in Last Dance.
B ‘I don’t even go to events with men I’m dating,’ she said. ‘I usually go alone, with friends or with my father. I just don’t need the drama.
C In Casino, which is set in the dark world of gambling and violence, she plays the wife of a casino owner. Her fine performance earned her an Oscar nomination for Best Actress.
D. She has a notice-board in her office where she pins up the most ridiculous stories concer-ning her private life. ‘Some of them are hilarious,’ she said. But in her view, as long as people are talking about her, she’s still in the public eye.
E. She also had her hairdresser give her a really bad haircut so that her hair would look untidy and badly kept. When she walked on to the movie set, people were shocked at how plain she looked.
F. Stone is also very close to her sister, but admits she has problems with her brother. He was recently released from prison for committing an offence.
G. Her explanation is that trying to find the perfect outfit to wear to such an event can drive you crazy. ‘I just wanted to wear my favourite, most comfortable clothes,’ she said. ‘Why shouldn’t I dress simply if I want to?’
2. Find the word or phrase in the text which means:
Найдите слова в тексте, соответствующие приведенным ниже значениям:
making something untidy __________________
to surprise or shock smb __________________
silly and unreasonable, deserving to be laughed at __________________
Text 2 Read the story and decide what the setting, the conflict and the resolution are.
Прочитайте рассказ и выделите с нем основные элементы «рассказа». TRUTH IS ALWAYS STRANGE, SRANGER THAN FICTION!
I would like to tell you a story about my uncle Theo. He’s my oldest uncle, a tall, thin, grey-haired man whose thoughts were always on learning and nothing else. He is quiet and gentle and absent-minded and with about as much sense as a child where money is concerned.
Well, he applied for a post in Camford University. It was a very good post and there were hundreds of candidates who applied for it, and about fifteen, including Theo, were asked to go to be interviewed.
Now Camford is a very small town; there is only one hotel in it, and this was so full that they had to put many of the applicants two in one room. Theo was one of them - he shared the room with a man who was a self-confident fellow, called Adams, about twenty years younger than Theo, with a loud voice, and a laugh that you could hear all over the hotel. But he was a clever fellow all the same and had a good post in Iscariot College, Narkover.
The Dean and the committee interviewed all the candidates and as a result of the first interview the number was reduced to two, Uncle Theo and Adams. The committee couldn’t decide which on e the two to take, so they decided to make their final choice after each candidate had given a public lecture in a college lecture hall. The subject they had to speak on was “The Civilization of the Ancient Greeks”, and the lecture had to be given in three day’s time.
For three days Uncle Theo never left his room. He worked day and night at that lecture, writing it out and memorizing it, almost without eating or sleeping. Adams didn’t seem to do any preparation at all. You could near his voice and his laughter at the bar where he had a crowd of people round him. He came to his room late at night, asked Uncle Theo how he was getting on with his lecture, and then told him how he had spent the evening playing billiards, or at the theatre or music-hall. He ate like a horse and slept like a log, and Uncle Theo sat up working at his lecture.
Finally, the day of the lecture arrived. They all went into the lecture-hall and Theo and Adams took their seats on the platform. And then, Theo discovered, to his horror, that the typewritten copy of his speech had disappeared! The Dean said he would call on the candidates in alphabetical order, Adams first: and with despair in his heart, Theo watched Adams calmly take the stolen speech out of his pocket and read it. When Adams finished there was a great burst of applause. Adams bowed and sat down.
Now it was Theo’s turn. But what could he do? He had put everything he knew into that lecture. His mind was too much upset to put the same thoughts in another way. With a burning face he could only repeat, word for word, in a low dull voice the lecture that Adams had spoken so eloquently. There was hardly any applause when he sat down.
The Dean and the committee went out to decide who the successful candidate was, but everyone was sure what their decision would be. Adams leaned across to Theo and patted him on the back and said smilingly, ‘Hard luck, old fellow, but after all, only one of us could win’.
Then the Dean and the committee came back. ‘
Gentlemen,’ the Dean said, ‘the candidate we have chosen is Mr. Theo Hobdell.’ Uncle Theo had won! The audience was completely taken by surprise, and the Dean continued, ‘I think I ought to tell you how we arrived at that decision. We were all filled with admiration at the learning and eloquence of Mr. Adams. But you remember, Mr. Adams read his lecture to us. When Mr. Hobdell’s turn came, he repeated that speech word by word from memory, though of course he couldn’t have seen a line of it before. Now a fine memory is absolutely necessary for this post, and what a memory Mr. Hobdell must have! That is why we decided that Mr. Hobdell was exactly the man we wanted!
As they walked out of the room, the Dean came up to Uncle Theo, who was so confused but so happy that he hardly knew whether he was standing on his head or his heels, and as he shook Uncle Theo’s hand he said, “Congratulations, Mr. Hobdell! But my dear fellow, when you are on our staff, you must be more careful and not leave valuable papers lying about!”
____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Text 3. Read a magazine article about going on holiday. For questions 1-3 choose the answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text.
The writer implies that her family
find it hard to agree on anything
all have different personalities
don’t usually fight over things
don’t care about each other’s feelings
The writer thinks that her daughter’s ambition to go to India is
not as strong as she claims
amusing in a girl her age
strange for someone like her
a secret she should have shared
The writer implies that
her son refuses to go with them
the others try to make her agree
nobody is really happy with the idea
she gets the others to agree
Somewhere around February it begins. The drizzle is coming down outside and the kids are bored on a Saturday afternoon. It’s usually then that my husband decides it is time to plan our summer holiday. Out come the brochures and the discussion begins.
It’s not that we’re an argumentative family, but it seems that where we are to spend two weeks in the summer relaxing brings out the worst in us. Before too long, we’re all insisting on places and refusing others, the volume steadily increasing. My daughter discovers a lifelong ambition to go to India. Funny how she never mentioned it before. My son isn’t going anywhere unless he can bring his dog and my husband doesn’t mind where he goes as long as it’s within five miles of a golf course.
As usual, it’s left to someone, and guess who, to find somewhere that everybody is willing to accept (the dog goes to the neighbours, though). This can take some weeks of persuading, reminding and convincing on my part, but usually there’s a solution. Then it’s time to plan the packing. It seems that everybody else believes that it can be done half an hour before we leave for the airport. My husband lays out things he wants to take and I put them back when he’s not looking and get out the real holiday clothes. My daughter wants to take everything she owns. Each item she has to put back is the subject of another argument.
Finally the day arrives and we get to the airport in plenty of time. This happens because I start to shout five hours earlier that we are going in five minutes, ready or not. Once at the airport, we check in. It sounds simple enough, but the thing is that airports are full of people running around who don’t know where to go. Not surprising since we only do it once a year and we’ve forgotten where we went last time. We finally find the right desk, get rid of the bags and go through to the departure lounge.
Somewhere around here I can finally think about relaxing. Not for me the cold sweats, shaking, and nervous wondering about the plane. Everything is somebody else’s problem. If there’s something wrong with the plane, the pilot can worry about it. If a passenger has a heart attack, the stewards can worry about it.
And so begin two weeks of relaxation. I learned long ago that the only way to do it is to stop being called ‘Mum’. For those two weeks, whenever I hear the word I look around as if it refers to someone else. I ignore any question that begins with ‘Where’s my...’. The funny thing is that they always find it anyway. The only thing I worry about is which book I’m going to take to the pool. My husband follows a ball around a course, my kids do whatever kids do these days and I become myself again for a short while.
Работапопроверкеуменийаудирования 1) You are going to listen to the dialogue between a travel agent and Mrs. Cohen. Listen and mark the statements below as true or false. Ifthesentenceisfalse, correctit.
Прослушайте запись и отметьте каждое ниже приведенное утверждение как ВЕРНОЕ (True) или НЕВЕРНОЕ (False) в соответствии с прослушанной информацией. Еслипредложениеневерное (False), исправьтеего. 1. _____________ There was a nice beach very close to the apartments.
2) You are going to listen to someone giving advice on how to travel wisely. Listen to the recording. For questions 1-5, fill in the missing information.
Прослушайте запись и заполните пропущенную информацию First, make sure your passport (1) _____________________________, getting a new one can take up to six weeks.
Find out if you need (2) ____________________________ to travel to the country you’re planning to visit.
You have to go to the (3) ________________________ of the country you want to visit to get one.
Buy some (4) __________________________ of the country you’re going to. At the bank you’ll get a much better (5) _______________________ than you would at an airport.
3) You are going to listen to five people. Match each speaker (Speakers 1-5) with the reactions to books they have read (A-F). You can use each statement only once. You will only use five of the statements.