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. Not having to visit doctors is being somewhat healthy.
2. It's important to reduce stress to be healthy.
3. To be healthy, you have to be thin.
4. To look healthy is not to be healthy.
5. To be in good health one needs to be active.
6. To be healthy one needs to use cosmetics.
7. To stay healthy you need a balance of mind and body.
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. Mike has been ill for a month.
B. Mike’s classmates have paid him long visits.
C. Mike loves watching TV.
D. Mike found a very interesting program on TV.
E. Jane had an easy day at school.
F. Mike enjoys watching informative programs.
G. Jane doesn’t agree to watch a quiz show on TV.
The progress in the development of the English language was connected with ...
1. Shakespeare’s death.
2. discovering America.
3. settling in the New World.
Why did American colonists borrow words from natives for geographical names.
1. They were easy to pronounce.
2. It helped to communicate with natives.
3. They found it handy and useful.
How did the English language grow in colonial times?
1. It spread among natives.
2. It gained words from local languages.
3. It became the mother tongue for colonies.
Which of the following is TRUE about the English word “dog”?
1. It has a less popular synonym.
2. Its origins are very interesting.
3. It came from an African colony.
What, according to Sally, is one of the ways for new words to appear in English?
1. Putting words together.
2. Expansion of meanings of borrowed words.
3. Shortening of existing words.
What does Sally Smith say about the word “radar”?
1. No one knows where the word came from.
2. lt's an acronym.
3. It's а borrowed foreign word.
Why is it difficult to count the exact number of English words?
1. Many of them have several meanings.
2. No one counts scientific words.
3. New words appear every day.
Раздел 2. Чтение
1. Women doing men’s jobs
2. Holidays - the best time to visit
3. Ideal to grow a man
4. A costume for a mythic sea creature
5. The best profession for a lady
6. A festival to a season
7. Words for all times
8. Best clothes for burial
A. Mary is a professional dress-maker specializing in exotic costumes. She devotes many hours to crafting mermaid tails and hand-made tops. Her professional mermaid costume includes a tail and a top. A tail is made of the finest silicone that bends naturally with movement and looks beautifully on film and in print. Out of the depths of the water her costume shines with hundreds ot pearls, crystals, and gemstones.
B. Today’s well-educated person uses about 18,000 words. Shakespeare, whose plays written for a small theatre are now performed in more countries than ever before, used over 34,000 different words, thousands of which he made up. For example: accessible, roadway, schoolboy, and watchdog. Many of his phrases have fallen into everyday use in our language today, including, “A horse, a horse! My kingdom for a horse!’’ by Richard III.
C. The Celtic division of the year was into two parts. The winter half was considered the beginning of the year, and the summer half the second part. There were two further subdivisions. so the year was finally divided into the standard four seasons. At each of these four stages, a Fire Festival was celebrated. It involved religious ceremonies, music, storytelling, and poetry. These great festivals were regarded to be the best time.
D. As symbols of respect and courage, knights turned out to be an intriguing mix of all the things that made males the best, as their education included the most effective sorts of exercises for the brain and the human body. Knight tournaments were a good way for the knights to try out the actual travails of fighting and never having to go through the pain and troubles of having to look after themselves, and of their kingdoms.
E. Were there any women pirates in Renaissance England? They were in the minority, but they were never the less there and very able. Lady Mary was a daughter of a pirate and married to a pirate. When her husband died, she recruited her castle staff and went to sea herself. Her luck ran out when she captured a German captain, who was a friend of Queen Elizabeth. So Lady Mary quit piracy ... and started selling stolen goods.
F. Russia is an amazing holiday destination. It should be visited during the festival season, as it reveals the rich cultural tradition and fascinating customs of its people. While the festivals come from the Christian legacy Russia shares with Europe and America, the manner of celebration is unique. Enthusiastic travelers suggest planning a Russian holiday during the festival time and to be sure that the memories will last a lifetime!
G. Normally very fine textiles are found in graves. Obviously, the quality of clothing worn in the Middle Ages would reduce with lower ranks, but even the slaves did not wear cloth as rough as people thought in the past and some still do today. Slaves would probably wear their master’s clothes, which may have been very thin in places and not decorated. They would usually receive the underclothes to be worn as overclothes.
Прочитайте текст и заполните пропуски A-F частями предложений, обозначенными цифрами 1-7. Одна из частей в списке лишняя.
1. when studying and can help to start memory
2. who struggle to learn foreign languages
3. had no experience of learning this
4. have experience of remembering words
5. who had used the "listen and sign" approach
6. can barely order a simple drink while abroad
7. facilitate verbatim memory for foreign languages
It is a source of national embarrassment despite hours of lessons and listening to foreign language tapes, most of us A ______. However, a new study suggests there may be hope for those who have difficulty with a foreign language - they should try singing it instead.
Research found that adults who sang wools or short phrases from a foreign language while learning were twice as good at speaking it later, It is thought that by listening to words that are sung, and by singing them back, die technhjuc takes advantage of the strong links between music and memory.
Although not clearly understood, music is known to help students В ______ recall.
Dr Overy said singing could lead to new approaches to learning a foreign language. She said: "Most people C ______ from songs they have heard and songs are sometimes used by language teachers widi young children.''
Dr Overy and her colleagues used recordings of Hungarian words to teach 60 adults. They chose Hungarian as the participants D ______ language.
The participants either listened to words that were spoken and then had to repeat them back, much like a standard teach-yourself tape, or the words were said rhythmically or sung.
After a 15-minute learning period, they were then given several tests to see how well they had learned the words. Those E ______ scored highest. They were also better at recalling the words correctly in tests of long term memory. Interestingly, they did not sing the words when they recalled them.
Dr Ludke said the findings could help those F ______.
Прочитайте текст и выполните задания 12—18, обводя цифру 1, 2, 3 или 4, соответствующую номеру выбранного вами варианта ответа.
In some heavily multilingual areas of the world, most people learn a lingua franca - a regional trade language in addition to their mother tongue. But when someone proposes English or French say, as a trade language, objections inevitably arise. These languages are notoriously difficult to learn with strange spellings and numerous grammatical rules and exceptions. But more importantly, they’re loaded with historical and cultural baggage. The only hope for a truly universal language would seem to he an artificial one a language that is designed to be free from cultural biases and easy to learn This was precisely the goal of Esperanto.
L. L. Zarnenhof grew up in the late 1800s in Warsaw, which was a part of Russia at that time. While still in high school he set out to design a universal artificial language that would facilitate communication within his linguistically diverse community. By the time he finished this side project ten years later, Zamenhof was a practicing ophthalmologist. In 1887, Zamenhof published the first guide in RUssian to the new language, which he called “Lingvo Internacia”, meaning “international language''. Zamenhоf wrote the textbook under the pseudonym “Esperanto,” meaning ''a person who is hoping'' in Lingvo Internacia. Fans of the language decided that “Esperanto” had a nicer ring to it, and they soon adopted it as the informal name of the language.
Esperantо was designed to be both easy to learn and culturally neutral. According to some sources, an English speaker can learn Esperanto up to five times faster than Spanish. For starters, Esperanto uses strictly phonetic spelling - a given letter always makes exactly the same sound. Second, the structure оf Esperanto is very simple, with only sixteen basic grammatical rules that need to be learned - and no exceptions to the rules such as irregular verbs. And third, Esperanto has a very small core vocabulary, new words are constructed by combining words and adding prefixes and suffixes.
The vocabulary of Esperanto will have a familiar ring to anyone who knows a European language, as roots were borrowed from French, German, and Spanish, among other languages. For examples: ''bona'' means ''good'' ; ''porko'' means “pig”; “filo” means “son”; “hundo” means “dog.” One could argue that this selection represents not so much cultural neutrality as Euro-neutrality, but this hasn’t prevented Esperanto from becoming popular in China and some other parts of Asia.
For all its merits, Esperanto has not reached the level of acceptance its creator foresaw more than a century ago. There may be as many as two million people who speak Esperanto with at least a moderate level of proficiency, but probably no more than a few hundred who learned Esperanto at home as their first language and no known speakers over the age of three or so who speak only Esperanto. Ironically, the cultural neutrality that is touted as such a benefit of the language also serves to limit its growth, because languages tend to spread with the cultures that gave rise to them. Alas, unless or until the number of Esperanto speakers reaches a larger critical mass, it will be of little value as a trade language, and without a clear value, it will be difficult to convince people to learn it.
According to the text, an artificial language should ...
1. be similar to the mother tongues of the majority of speakers.
2. be based on cultural and historical traditions.
3. have clear grammatical rules and exceptions.
4. be simple and culturally neutral.
Zamenhof started to work on a new language because ...
1. it was his school home assignment.
2. he wanted to improve communication in his multilingual environment.
3. it was an important requirement for his job.
4. he had problems with studying Russian in Warsaw.
At first, the word “Esperanto” was used as the ...
1. name of the new language.
2. pen-name of the new language designer.
3. title of the book about the new language.
4. name of the place where the new language was designed.
According to the text, it is NOT true that ...
1. grammatical system of Esperanto is easy.
2. Esperanto is easier for the speakers of English.
3. Esperanto has a simple phonetic system.
4. the new words in Esperanto are built up by joining words.
According to the text, Esperanto represents Euro-neutrality because it is...
1. designed for the Europeans.
2. based on European culture.
3. based on different European languages.
4. designed to be used within Europe.
The phrase “level of acceptance” in “Esperanto has not reached the level of acceptance its creator foresaw ...” (paragraph 5) means the level at which the language is ...
3. spoken as the first language.
The purpose of the text is to ...
1. encourage people to learn Esperanto.
2. give a general overview of Esperanto.
3. present grammar principles in Esperanto.
4. tell the story of the word “Esperanto”.
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.
ONE The history of parachutes is full of surprises. The ____ living thing to fall to earth with a parachute was a sheep.
DROP The animal, attached to a seven-foot-wide umbrella, _____ from a tower in France.
NAME In 1797 a Frenchman ______ Andre Garnerin climbed into a basket attached to a hot-air balloon and rose into the air above Paris.
DO When he reached an altitude of 2,230 feet, he cut the basket loose and fell toward the earth under an umbrella-like parachute. No one knew if a parachute would work from that height, but it _____ , and Garnerin went on to give many more parachute-jumping exhibitions.
NOT LIKEI’ve got a two-year-old brother, Jeremy. He _____ to eat with a spoon or a fork, he prefers to eat with his hands.
GIVE Yesterday, my dad ______ him a dish of ice cream, which was new to him.
EATJeremy started _____ it with his hands. My mom was in the next room when he yelled, “Mommy, my hands are cold!” “Well, then, use your spoon,” she replied. “No, no, Mommy,” he yelled back, “I need gloves!”
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.
SUCCESS The development of cyber communication - email, text messaging, and social networking - has revolutionized the way we communicate. Quick and _____ communication via the Internet has proved essential to national governments, and to the individual.
PRACTICAL Now, we can send and receive important messages, communicate and clarify statements _____ within seconds.
BUSYCyber communication is very important in _____ .
POPULAR On a more individual level, cyber communication has transformed the method in which people communicate. In particular, social networking sites have provided access to people in every corner of the globe and their ______ is growing.
RELATIONThis has helped old friends living far apart to maintain a close _____ .
TRADITION For many people, not just teens, social networking has become an alternative to _____ forms of communication - writing a letter, a face-to-face conversation, or phone call.
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.
Christopher and Margaret Roberts always spent their summer vacation as far away from England as they could possibly afford. 32 ____, as they both were teachers at a small preparatory school just north of Bristol, their experience of four of the five continents was largely 33 ____ to periodicals such as National Geographic and Time.
But their annual vacation each August was sacred, and they spent eleven months of the year saving, planning, and preparing for their one extravagant luxury. The following eleven months they spent 34 ____ their pupils about their discoveries.
During the long evenings when their pupils were meant to be asleep, Christopher and Margaret would examine maps, analyze expert opinion, and then finally come up with a shortlist to consider. In recent trips they had 35 ____ to visit Norway, northern Italy, and Slovakia, ending up the previous year exploring the east coast of Greece.
“It has to be Turkey this year. We can 36 ____ afford any other trip. The prices have risen again,” said Christopher one evening. A week later, Margaret 37 ____ to the same conclusion, and so they were able to move on to Phase Two. Every book on Turkey in the local library was borrowed and consulted. By the first day of the summer term, charter tickets were paid for and reservations were 38 ____.
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 Alice:
From: [email protected]
... I have to think about my pocket money all the time. My parents try to make me earn it by doing the housework. They try to make me save up and then buy something useful. But I need pocket money for the cinema and ice-cream and other treats like that. Do you have to ‘earn’ your pocket money in any way or do your parents just give it to you? What do you spend your pocket money on? What do your parents think of the way you spend it?
Last weekend my friends and I went on a picnic to the countryside...
Write an email to Alice.
In your message answer her questions, ask 3 questions about her picnic.
Write 100—140 words.
Remember the rules of email writing. You have 20 minutes to do this task.
40.1. Imagine that you are doing a project on the countries with the most tree species in Zetland. You have found some data on the subject (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 main features;
— make 1−2 comparisons where relevant;
— outline a problem that can arise with the variety of tree species and suggest the way of solving it;
— draw a conclusion giving your personal opinion on the importance of trees in the modern world
40.2. Imagine that you are doing a project on wildfires in Zetland. You have found some data on the subject (see the diagram below). Comment on the data in the diagram 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 main features;
— make 1−2 comparisons where relevant;
— outline a problem that can arise with the wildfires and suggest the way of solving it;
— draw a conclusion giving your personal opinion on the importance of wildfire prevention.
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.
Geography is the study of the Earth and its features, its inhabitants, and its phenomena. The word geography comes from Greek. It means “to write and draw about the Earth”. Geography studies continents, seas, rivers and mountains. It deals with all the people and animals that live on the Earth. It is interested in the things that happen on the Earth like tides, winds, and earthquakes.A person who is an expert in geography is a geographer. A geographer tries to understand the world and the things that are in it, how they started and how they have changed.Geographers need to know a lot about maps because maps are very important for understanding geography.
Geography is divided into two main parts called physical geography and human geography. Physical geography studies the natural environment and human geography studies the human environment. Human geographystudies include things such as the population in a country, a country’s economy and so on.
Study the advertisement.
You are considering staying one week at the resort and you'd like to get more information. In 1.5 minutes you are to ask four direct questions to find out the following:
- discounts for regular customers
- special offers
- entertainment programs
- multilingual staff
You have 20 seconds to ask each questions.
1. Does your resort provide discounts for regular customers?
2. Do you have any special offers?
3. What entertainment programs are included?
4. Is there multilingual staff?
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 English. We’d like to know our guest’s point of view on this issue. Please answer five questions. So, let’s get started.
Interviewer: How do you use English in your daily life?
Interviewer: Do your relatives know English well?
Interviewer: Should public schools put more emphasis on the English language? Why?
Interviewer: How does English help people in different countries?
Interviewer: In your opinion, will another language take over the English’s role of an international language?
Interviewer: Thank you very much for your interview.
1. In my daily life I speak English when I travel around the world. Also in English I talk to my brother from the USA every week.
2. No, my relatives don't know English well, because they didn't learn it at school earlier. Some of them want to learn Chinese, but I say them that it's difficult. but it's possible.
3. In my opinion, public schools should put more emphasis on the English language, because nowadays everyone needs to know English well. It gives opportunity to get a well-paid job, to talk to native speakers and to travel more.
4. English helps people to understant native citizens and gives opportunity to ask some questions in different countries. A person can be calm if he or she knows English, because almost everyone knows English in each country.
5. I consider that Chinese language will take over the English’s role of an international language in the future. I think so, because international relationship with China is developing now actively.
Imagine that you are doing a project “Celebrations” together with your friend. You have found some illustrations and want to share the news. Leave a voice message to your friend. In 2 minutes be ready to:
- give a brief description of the photos, justifying the choice of the photos for the project;
- say in what way the pictures are different, justifying the choice of the photos for the project;
- mention the advantages and disadvantages (1–2) of the two types of celebrations;
- express your opinion on the subject of the project – which celebration you preferred as a child and why
You will speak for not more than 3 minutes (12–15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.
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