Раздел 1. Аудирование
Вы услышите 6 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A—F и утверждениями, данными в списке 1—7. Используйте каждую букву, обозначающую утверждение, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды. Занесите свои ответы в поле справа.
1. Pets can be clever and feel the mood of their master.
2. Animals should live in their natural habitat.
3. This pet is seen as dangerous even by family members.
4. To have a pet you need permission from your parents.
5. This pet can help to relax after a stressful day.
6. This pet can communicate with its master.
7. Some pets are too unusual to keep at home.
Вы услышите диалог. Определите, какие из приведенных утверждений A—G соответствуют содержанию текста (1 — True), какие не соответствуют (2 — False) и о чем в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 — Not stated). Вы услышите запись дважды.
A. Sally tends to stay strong in difficult situations.
B. It’s significant to focus on your breathing.
C. Moving your eyes does not help to control your tears.
D. Sally is afraid of looking ridiculous.
E. It’s not easy for Sally to relax her facial expression.
F. Smiling is believed to impact people’s mood positevely.
G. Sally managed to remove the lump in her throat.
According to Kristine, the key point to gain success raising children is...
1) realize that very young children do not have impulse control.
2) understand the reasoning behind distraction.
3) develop children’s behavior by instruction and practice.
Young parents must pay attention to ...
1) not using distraction for young children.
2) inability of a child to pay attention to many objects.
3) the fact that misbehavior is normal for children.
What is the common mistake parents usually do?
1) They are inclined to forbid too many things the child can do.
2) They don’t allow to play with dangerous items.
3) They tend to rely too much on language.
Misbehaviour can be overcome by...
1) preventing the danger.
2) removing the toddler.
3) expecting the toddler to always respond to “no”.
What is the secret to distract the toddler?
1) Give them something else to do.
2) Offer a new toy, object or person to interact with.
3) Choose toys that stimulate your toddler.
What is the advice for parents?
1) Not to react.
2) Teach children to act politely in any situation.
3) Remain calm if it is not a real emergency.
What should parents avoid?
1) Interacting with their toddler.
2) Punishing or shaming the toddler.
3) Using positive reinforcement.
Раздел 2. Чтение
1. Not for children
2. Benefits for poor countries
3. Illegal and unsafe
4. Small size - great role
5. One is not enough
6. Don't speak - text
7. Spreading wider - weighing lighter
8. One device - many functions
A. A mobile phone (also known as a cell phone) is a device that can make and receive telephone calls while moving around. It does so by connecting to a cellular network provided by a mobile phone operator, allowing access to the public telephone network. In addition to telephony, modem mobile phones also support a wide variety of other services such as text messaging, MMS, email, Internet access, Bluetooth, business applications, gaming and photography.
B. The first hand-held mobile phone was demonstrated by Dr. Martin Cooper ol Motorola in 1973, using a handset weighing around 1 kg. In 1983, the first commercial cell phone was released. In the twenty years from 1990 to 2010, worldwide mobile phone subscriptions grew from 12.4 million to over 4.6 billion. It got to the developing countries and reached the poorest citizens. The devices themselves have also become smaller and much lighter.
C. The most commonly used data application on mobile phones is SMS text messaging. The first SMS text message was sent from a computer to a mobile phone in 1992 in the UK, while the first person-to-person SMS from phone to phone was sent in Finland in 1993.The first mobile news service, delivered via SMS, was launched in Finland in 2000. Mobile news services are expanding with many organizations providing «оп-demand» news services by SMS.
D. Mobile phones need a small microchip called a Subscriber Identity Module, or SIM card, to function. The SIM card is approximately the size of a small postage stamp and is usually placed underneath the battery in the rear of the unit. The SIM card does not only store data like telephone numbers but also allows users to change phones by simply removing the SIM card from one mobile phone and inserting it into another mobile phone or broadband telephony device.
E. Mobile phones are used for keeping in touch with family members, conducting business, and having access to a telephone in an emergency. Some people carry more than one cell phone for different purposes, such as for business and personal use. Multiple SIM cards may also be used to take advantage of the benefits of different calling plans - a particular plan might provide cheaper local calls, long-distance calls, international calls, or roaming.
F. Mobile phones have spread more quickly than any other technology and can improve the life of the poorest people in developing countries. They provide access to information in places where landlines or the Internet are not available. In Africa, people travel from village to village to let friends and relatives know about weddings and births. They need not do this if the villages are within coverage. Mobile phones are recharged using a solar panel or motorcycle battery.
G. Mobile phone use while driving is common but dangerous, as it increases the risk of accident. Many countries prohibit it. Some schools also limit or restrict the use of mobile phones because cell phones are used for cheating on tests, harassment and bullying, causing threats to the school's security. Many mobile phones are banned in school locker room facilities, public restrooms and swimming pools due to the built-in cameras that most phones now have.
Прочитайте текст и заполните пропуски A-F частями предложений, обозначенными цифрами 1-7. Одна из частей в списке лишняя.
1. according to a sumptuary law in 17th-century England
2. royal garments were often repurposed
3. it is a rare fashion find
4. as it was aimed at
5. to that of the dress worn
6. one of Elizabeth’s ladies-in-waiting
7. the fabric will go
Experts at the Historical Royal Palaces have found the ‘Mona Lisa of fashion’: fabric used in a skirt once worn by Queen Elizabeth I. As the only known surviving piece of her clothing, A____________, and researchers took more than a year to determine its royal provenance. The evidence is persuasive. The material is similar В______________by the queen in a 1602 painting known as the Rainbow Portrait; the skirt itself is obscured by a robe. The fabric features elaborate embroidery of flowers and animals and is woven with silver strands — which, C_______________, could be worn only by high-ranking royals. In addition, the material was discovered (in the form of an altar cloth) at St Faith’s Church in Bacton, Herefordshire, where Blanche Parry, D_____________, was a parishioner.
Elizabeth, who reigned from 1558 to 1603, was known for her expensive gowns. It is estimated that the fabric in question would have cost the same as three years of a laborer’s wages. Given their high value, E____________________, which might explain how the fabric became an altar cloth. The material — which measures more than 79 by 39 inches (201 by 99 cm) — will now undergo a lengthy restoration to undo a crude alteration. Once that work has been completed, F___________on display at Hampton Court Palace in Greater London.
Прочитайте текст и выполните задания 12—18, обводя цифру 1, 2, 3 или 4, соответствующую номеру выбранного вами варианта ответа.
It’s no secret that Brixton, in the district of South London, has changed over the last decade. Once a neighborhood known for the shops, markets and food stalls of Brixton Village that reflected the cultural flavor of its multiracial residents, today in place of locally owned businesses, Brixton is increasingly populated with chain restaurants, trendy burger joints and organic wine bar pop-ups.
David Thorpe, the owner of Alkaline Juice Factory on Brixton Hill, said he barely recognizes Brixton Village anymore. “Ten years ago, Brixton Village was useful. I’d go down for the fruit and veg market inside Granville Arcade — the whole area was for shopping and hanging out — but it’s changed,” said Mr Thorpe, who was wearing jeans and a juice-stained shirt. In his small comer shop, he prides himself on offering Alkaline’s raw green juices at prices geared to the incomes of bom-and-bred Brixtonites. “It means locals who have lived here their whole lives can afford to come,” he said. “We get everyone — schoolkids, local gangsters wanting protein shakes, yoga types, pensioners and left-wing politicians.”
Lined with trees and grand Victorian buildings, many still boasting their original facades, Brixton Hill road is just five minutes from Brixton Village, between it and Streatham Hill. Its cheaper rents have made the street especially attractive to small businesses. “Rents are better here, but even if we did go into Brixton Village, there isn’t the local vibe that Brixton Hill has,” said Gus Mustafa, the owner of the Fish Lounge, a traditional fish and chips bar that opened there last September. “It’s only moments away from the centre of Brixton, but Brixton Hill has a slower pace.”
With picturesque landscapes and easy access to the center of London, Brixton Hill became a prosperous suburb in the 19th century. The road’s old mansions are still accompanied by 150 foot-long gardens. You can still see the old water pump station that once served the borough of Lambeth and the windmill that gave its name to one of London’s best-known music destinations. Small-business owners like the grass-roots energy of the area and hope that its increasing popularity won’t ruin its creative spirit. “Music has always been important to Brixton’s identity, but many of the original venues have been closed and replaced with private flats,” said Tony Reid, a pensioner who immigrated from Jamaica in the 1960s and has lived on a street off Brixton Hill ever since. “It’s the music and cultural history that made all the developers want to come to Brixton in the first place. On Brixton Hill that creative community spirit is still alive; this area is for real people.”
Francklin Evagle, the owner of Kata Kata, a vegetarian galette restaurant, has lived in the close-by neighborhood of Camberwell all his life and appreciates the authenticy of Brixton Hill. “My customers are local and happy to be in a place that is relaxed and fair with basic prices and honesty. That’s what this area is really good at, it’s honest.”
Kata Kata’s customers range from students to musicians, all vying for tables and vegan buckwheat pancakes with fillings with names such as Veggie Lovers and Caribbean Twist. Anticipating a spike in real estate prices, Mr Evagle said, “We know it’s going to go mad, landlords are greedy, but we want to keep Brixton Hill as it is. It should be the place where a 60 year-old resident can spend an afternoon across the table from a local politician.”
The article says that Brixton ...
1) has changed over the last 20 years.
2) has not changed significantly.
3) reflects the cultural favour.
4) has changed a lot over the last 10 years.
David claims that...
1) he is satisfied with the changes.
2) Brixton does not meet the requirement of many residents.
3) there are a lot of students in Brixton.
4) his products are not available to all residents of the city.
Gus Mustafa considers that...
1) Brixton attracts everyone because of its local vibe.
2) rental prices are higher in Brixton.
3) Brixton has a faster pace of life.
4) the speed of life slowed down here.
Brixton Hill became a prosperous suburb because of its ...
1) conventional location and scenic spots.
2) graceful 150-foot-long gardens.
3) water pump station.
4) fame of being one of London’s best-known music destinations.
Brixton attracts people because ...
1) there are a lot of private flats.
2) the original venues gave the way to the modem buildings there.
3) it has cultural heritage.
4) it's increasing in popularity.
Francklin Evagle emphasizes that...
1) his restaurant is mostly visited by locals.
2) he is happy to be the owner of Kata Kata.
3) his visitors are satisfied with the prices.
4) Brixton’s authenticy is not its main quality.
Francklin Evagle says that he wants to keep Brixton as it is because ...
1) landlords are greedy.
2) changes can lead to spiking in real estate prices.
3) he has a lot of customers ranging from students to musicians.
4) it is an ideal place for interaction with people of all statuses.
Раздел 3. Грамматика и лексика
Прочитайте приведенные ниже тексты. Преобразуйте, если необходимо, слова, напечатанные жирными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами 19—25, так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали содержанию текстов. Перенесите полученный ответ в соответствующее поле справа. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы 19 — 25. Ответ пишите без пробелов и иных знаков.
LEADThe spice trade was important during ancient times and the Middle Ages. Spices ___________to the creation of vast empires and powerful cities.
BRINGWhen Europeans heard of spices like cinnamon, pepper, ginger and vanilla they travelled to Asia________them home.
LONGPeople used spices to flavour their food and make them taste better. Some were used to preserve food and make it last__________.
EXPLOREThe origins of trading valuable materials go back to prehistoric times. Ancient Egyptians traded with places to the south. Greek merchants traded with India and got as far as south-eastern Asia.The Romans_________ the Mediterranean Sea.
TRANSFERDuring an intensive period of trading with India they brought goods back from the east and set up a trading post in Alexandria. There goods___________to ships that sailed back to Rome.
TAKEMost of the trading went along the Silk Road. During the Middle Ages Arabs started ________ control of the overland routes to Asia. Their influence reached as far as the Indus valley, which gave them control of large parts of India.
CITYMarco Polo and other traders brought goods back to Venice and Genoa, which became major trading hubs and powerful _______. Silk and spice trade made these cities very rich. Venetian merchants sold their goods throughout Europe.
Прочитайте приведенный ниже текст. Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные жирными буквам в конце строк 26—31, так, чтобы они грамматически и лексически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните соответствующее поле справа полученными словами. Каждое поле соответствует отдельному заданию из группы 26—31.
COASTThe Malayan, or common, water monitor is native to the Greater Sunda Islands and__________areas of the Bay of Bengal and the South China Sea from Sri Lanka through Southern China.
RELATEAs with other monitor lizards, the Malayan water monitor has an elongated head and neck, a________ heavy body, a long tail, and well-developed legs. Their tongues are long, forked, and snakelike, and adults can grow to 2.7 meters (9 feet).
CARNIVORECommon water monitors are ____________and often consume large insects and spiders, other lizards, small mammals, fish, moliusks, and birds.
ACTIVEThese lizards do not surprise their prey; they_________pursue their prey by swimming, climbing, or running after them.
INFECTHumans bitten by common water monitors may be injected with venom, which produces a mild, but not fatal effect, as well as exposed to____________bacteria. This monitor can also use its whip-like tail and sharp claws as weapons.
TRUEAlthough some reports of.people dying from attacks by large individuals exist, they are probably ________.
Прочитайте текст с пропусками, обозначенными номерами 32 — 38. Эти номера соответствуют заданиям 32 — 38, в которых представлены возможные варианты ответов. Обведите номер выбранного вами варианта ответа.
The tiny Tuscan island of Moritecristo, whose mysterious history is 32________with saints, monks and pirates, is to be opened up to the public for the first time. The diamond-shaped island, which is 33 _____ four square miles in size, was immortalised by Alexandre Dumas in The Count of Monte Cristo as the 34________________of an enormous hidden treasure.
For almost 40 years, since it became a nature reserve, only scientists and researchers have been allowed within three miles of the island’s granite cliffs. The waters were regularly patrolled to make sure the island’s population of monk seals, dolphins, tuna and rare birds was not disturbed. Anyone 35___________the waters illegally was liable to an instant 150 pounds fine.
However, the Park Authority for the Tuscan Archipelago has now decided to 36___________up to 1,000 tourists a year to visit Montecristo, which lies 22 miles south of Elba and 40 miles from the coast of Italy.
Visitors will be allowed from April 1 to July 15 and then from August 31 to the end of October each year. Trips for 2009 have to be 37 ___________with the authority by the end of January next year. Dumas 38 ____ on the island in 1842, in the company of Napoleon Bonaparte’s nephew. “It is fantastic and lonely, smelling of thyme and broom,” he wrote in a letter.
Раздел 4. Письмо
При выполнении заданий 39 и 40 особое внимание обратите на то, что Ваши ответы будут оцениваться только по записям, сделанным в БЛАНКЕ ОТВЕТОВ. Никакие записи черновика не будут учитываться экспертом. Обратите внимание также на необходимость соблюдения указанного объёма текста. Тексты недостаточного объёма, а также часть текста, превышающая требуемый объём, не оцениваются.
You have received an email message from your English-speaking pen-friend Thomas:
From: [email protected]
… Last summer my family and I went to Hawaii. I’d never seen an active volcano before. We were walking on the still warm lava! I was amazed by its horror and beauty. What natural phenomenon have you ever been greatly impressed by? When did it happen? What did you feel when you experienced it?
By the way, I’ve just joined a horse-back riding club. I’ve already had three lessons. My horse’s name is Apple…
Write an email to Thomas.
In your message
— answer her questions
— ask 3 questions about Thomas’s horse.
Write 100—140 words.
Remember the rules of email writing.
40.1. Imagine that you are doing a project on doing a project on what young people in Zetland expect from university education. You have found some data on the subject – the result of the opinion polls (see the table below). Comment on the data in the table and give your personal opinion on the subject of the project.
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
— make an opening statement on the subject of the project work;
— select and report 2-3 facts;
— make 1-2 comparisons where relevant;
— outline a problem that can arise with meeting your expectations when having entered a university and suggest a way of solving it;
— conclude by giving your opinion on the necessity of university education for young people.
40.2. Imagine that you are doing a project on doing a project on the most important occasions for buying gifts in Zetland. You have found some data on the subject – the result of the opinion polls (see the diagram below). Comment on the data in the table and give your personal opinion on the subject of the project.
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
— make an opening statement on the subject of the project work;
— select and report 2-3 facts;
— make 1-2 comparisons where relevant;
— outline a problem that can arise with choosing a present and suggest a way of solving it;
— conclude by giving your opinion on the reasons why people buy gifts.
Раздел 5. Говорение
Imagine that you are preparing a project with your friend. You have found some interesting material for the presentation and you want to read this text to your friend. You have 1.5 minutes to read the text silently, then be ready to read it out aloud. You will not have more than 1.5 minutes to read it.
Museums have served generations of people as holders of our history, artistically, scientifically and otherwise. They are teachers without ever saying anything out loud. Sometimes we don’t even need words; a picture is enough to say it all. Museums are the conserves of heritage and beauty. It displays everything important and beautiful in our world that once was. They showcase beautiful minds that may be long gone but are still with us through their creations.
Most of us visit museums as mere spectators for enjoyment, some as critics. It is relaxing. There are a variety of museums from archaeological, art, biographical, children’s, historic, living history, military and war, mobile, natural history, to open air, pop up, science, virtual, specialized, zoological and botanic gardens.
Mexico City has the largest number of museums with over a hundred and twenty-eight museums and according to the World Museum Community, there are over 55000 museums in over 202 countries!
Study the advertisement.
You are in Manchester. You are considering going on a guided walk organized by Visitor Information Centre. Now you are calling to find out more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask direct questions to find out the following:
You have 20 seconds to ask each questions.
1. What sights are included in a guided walk?
2. When does it start?
3. What ways of booking for tour do you have?
4. What are the tour guide specialities?
You are going to give an interview. You have to answer five questions. Give full answers to the questions (2−3 sentences). Remember that you have 40 seconds to answer each question.
Interviewer: Hello everybody! It’s Teenagers Round the World Channel. Our guest today is a teenager from Russia and we are going to discuss music. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.
Interviewer: Who do you believe to be the greatest musician? Why?
Interviewer: What is your favourite music genre?
Interviewer: Do you think classical music is still relevant in the modern world?
Interviewer: Should children have music lessons at schools?
Interviewer: Do you share similar preferences in music with your friends?
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.
1. I believe that Beethoven is the greatest musician, because his melodies are very pleasant to the ear. His musical compositions are amazing for me.
2. My favourite music genre is jazz. I prefer listening to retro music. It calms me and relaxes me.
3. I think that classical music is still relevant in the modern world. I know a lot of people who listen to classical music. My friends prefer this genre of music, too.
4. I think that children should have music lessons at schools. It is useful for them. And it is good to get new knowledge about music.
5. Yes, my friends and I listen to the same genres of music. We like retro songs, jazz and and so on like.
Imagine that you are doing a project "Work throughout one's life" together with your friend. You have found some illustrations and want to share the news. Leave a voice message to your friend. In 2.5 minutes be ready to tell the friend about the photos:
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (2–3 sentences for every item of the plan, 12–15 sentences total). You have to talk continuously.
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