ПИСЬМЕННАЯ РАБОТА Max. 80 points
I. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense (13 points).
I remember the first flight of Concorde, the airplane which 1)__________________(build) with the cooperation of the British and French Governments. I 2)_____________________(stay) at my grandparents' house in Bristol at that time. My granddad 3)_____________________(retire) by that time, but he 4)__________________(work) at the factory that built Concorde. On that morning we 5)___________________(have) breakfast early as granddad 6)_______________(promise) that he 7)______________ (take) me to the factory to watch Concorde take off. As we 8)_______________ (walk) towards the factory we 9)________________(join) by many other people. Near the factory there were hundreds of people standing, some 10)_______________(wait) there for over two hours. Minutes later we saw the beautiful plane. It was the longest and thinnest plane I ever 11)______________(see). It scarcely 12)_______________ (take) off when it 13)_______________ (lose) sight of in the clouds.
II. Insert suitable prepositions/postpositions if necessary (18 points).
1. Children get presents _______ Christmas and _______ their birthdays.
2. Write _______ ink and put your name _______ the top of the page.
3. There is no simple cure _______ hay fever.
4. I feel very tired. _______ times I consider giving _______ my job.
5. I saw Tom _______the bus stop _______ queue and he was _______ the front of it and I was_______the back.
6. We thought the two films were very similar _______ a great extent.
7. _______ the beginning of a textbook there is a preface.
8. We would like to congratulate you _______ getting engaged.
9. Helena quarreled _______ Liz _______ the preparations _______ the party. I couldn’t go because I was suffering _______ flu.
III. Insert the correct article where necessary or “-” (12 points).
Daniel Defoe who was born in 1)___ London in 1660 is 2)____ author of “Robinson Crusoe” which has become 3)_____ children’s classic. 4)____ book was based on 5)___ experiences of 6)_____ sailor called Alexander Selkirk. It’s curious that Crusoe that we think of 7)____ kindly man is really 8)_____ typical colonist. Defoe whose techniques are still employed in newspaper offices today has been called 9)_______ first English novelist, but he was really 10)_____ great journalist. This is why his best book is 11)____ wonderful reconstruction of 12)_____ Great Plague of 1665.
IV. Complete the second sentence so that it has a similar meaning to the first sentence, using the word given. Do not change the word given. You must use between two and five words, including the word given (6 points).
1. Subscribe to our newsletter to know the latest news.
If you want to _____________________________ news, get our newsletter for free.
2. You use this to open wine bottles.
This _______________________________________________ wine bottles.
3. I put the water in the fridge because I wanted it to get cold.
I put the water in the fridge ________________________________________ cold.
4. This play will be staged at the Odeon next Friday.
This play ___________________________________ at the Odeon next Friday.
5. Always beware of strangers as they may behave strangely.
Always ______________________________________! They are unpredictable.
6. They started doing research two weeks ago.
They ____________________________________________ two weeks.
V. Underline the correct word (8 points).
1. Peter won't lend/borrow his car to anyone.
2. She was surfing the internet while/during her friend was driving.
3. Horses were the only method/means/way/instrument of transport.
4. My job gives/supports/ensures/provides me with the opportunity to meet new people every day.
5. I like either/neither of them, they are awful.
6. I had seen him go out of the room before the lights went/passed/gave/ran out.
7. I didn't expect/wait such a gift!
8. They tried to have/take/make/bring revenge on me by finding someone to do me in.
VI. Use the word given at the end of each line to form a word that fits the gap in the same line (10 points).
Winning at Any Price?
What is it that marks out a top_____________ sportsman from the rest? At the very top there is very little _______________ in skill and physical fitness. An enormous amount seems to depend on the person’s self ________________ and their _________________ to win. In doing so they can sometimes forget about the rules of fair play or even take ___________________ substances to improve their _______________. This desire to win by all means which is often set in _______________ by ambitious parents is, in my opinion, ________________ and _________________. It is very sad to see children unable to accept victory or defeat_______________.
VII.Think of the word which best fits each space. Write only one word in each space (12 points).
The “Lost City of Atlantis” was first described (0) _by_ Plato, the famous Greek philosopher, over 2,000 years ago. His story paints a picture of an ancient civilisation whose hunger for power over others led to (1) _____ final downfall. According to Plato, after a failed attempt to invade Athens, “the island of Atlantis was swallowed up by the sea and vanished” in only one day.
Ever (2) _______ this legendary account was given, philosophers and scientists have taken (3) ______ in many debates and discussions about (4) _______ the city was real or not. Some say that Plato was merely trying to warn people about the dangers of political greed, (5) ________ others believe the island really existed.
One American classical scholar, Daniel Dombrowsi, claims that Plato wanted to show (6) ________ happened when man attempted to create an “ideal state”. However, some people have (7) ________ forward the idea that Atlantis could (8)_______ been one of the islands we know today as Crete, Santorini, Malta (9)______ Cyprus. And in their book ‘When the Sky Fell’, Rand and Rose Flem-Ath suggest that the lost nation could still exist today under the thick snow of Antarctica. Could a once sundrenched paradise now (10) _____ a frozen tomb?
(11) ______ theory we choose to believe, the myth of Atlantis seems set to remain a subject of debate for quite (12) ________ time to come!
ПИСЬМЕННАЯ РАБОТА: КЛЮЧИ
Max. 80 points
I. (13 points)
1. was built, 2. was staying, 3. had retired, 4. had worked, 5. had/were having, 6. had promised, 7. would take, 8. were walking, 9. were joined, 10. had been waiting, 11. had ever seen, 12. had taken off, 13. was lost.
II. (18 points)
1. at, on; 2. in, at; 3. for; 4. at, up; 5. at, in, at, at; 6. to; 7. at; 8. on; 9. with, during/about, for, from.
III. (12 points)
1. -, 2. the, 3. a, 4. The, 5. the, 6. a, 7. a, 8. a, 9. the, 10. a, 11. a, 12. the.
IV. (6 points)
1. keep up with the latest; 2. is (used) for opening; 3. so (that) it would get; 4. will be on; 5. watch out for strangers; 6. have been doing research for.
V. (8 points)
1. lend; 2. while; 3. means; 4. provides; 5. neither; 6. went; 7. expect; 8. take.
VI. (10 points)
professional, difference, belief, determination, illegal, performance, childhood, poisonous, unhealthy, gracefully.
VII. (12 points)
The ‘Lost City of Atlantis’ was first described (0) _by_ Plato, the famous Greek philosopher, over 2,000 years ago. His story paints a picture of an ancient civilisation whose hunger for power over others led to (1) _its_ final downfall. According to Plato, after a failed attempt to invade Athens, ‘the island of Atlantis was swallowed up by the sea and vanished’ in only one day.
Ever (2) _since_ this legendary account was given, philosophers and scientists have taken (3) __part__ in many debates and discussions about (4) __whether__ the city was real or not. Some say that Plato was merely trying to warn people about the dangers of political greed, (5) __while__ others believe the island really existed.
One American classical scholar, Daniel Dombrowsi, claims that Plato wanted to show (6) __what__ happened when man attempted to create an ‘ideal state’. However, some people have (7) __put___ forward the idea that Atlantis could (8)_have_ been one of the islands we know today as Crete, Santorini, Malta (9)__or__ Cyprus. And in their book ‘When the Sky Fell’, Rand and Rose Flem-Ath suggest that the lost nation could still exist today under the thick snow of Antarctica. Could a once sundrenched paradise now (10) _be_ a frozen tomb?
(11) _whichever_ theory we choose to believe, the myth of Atlantis seems set to remain a subject of debate for quite (12) _some____ time to come!