Раздел 1. Аудирование
- 1. I feel unhappy because I can't change public attitude to our planet.
- 2. I would like to see new energy saving laws introduced.
- 3. I am afraid of the after-effects of human activities.
- 4. I am sure that wise attitude to basic earth supplies is necessary.
- 5. I do not want my family to live in polluted environment.
- 6. I am for the use of energy saving practices in house construction.
- 7. I find many simple ways to help our planet in everyday life.
Вы услышите разговор друзей. Определите, какие из приведенных утверждений А1 — А7 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). Обведите номер выбранного вами варианта ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.
When leaving school Emily already knew that she would study medicine.
- 1. True
- 2. False
- 3. Not stated
Emily left Melbourne to get new experiences.
- 1. True
- 2. False
- 3. Not stated
Emily moved to Finland because she found her lab work in London boring.
- 1. True
- 2. False
- 3. Not stated
In Finland people at university preferred to speak Finnish with Emily.
- 1. True
- 2. False
- 3. Not stated
David is not happy about his experience of learning French in France.
- 1. True
- 2. False
- 3. Not stated
David would like to go by the trans-Siberian train one day.
- 1. True
- 2. False
- 3. Not stated
The Portobello Festival differs from festivals in Cannes and Venice as it
- 1. is running its second season only.
- 2. is not so fashionable and well-known.
- 3. does not attract celebrities.
The festival was initially founded to
- 1. let independent filmmakers demonstrate their work.
- 2. help different filmmakers earn money.
- 3. advertise video equipment but not to show films.
According to the festival's director they made the festival free because
- 1. they get enough money for placing advertisements.
- 2. there are no expensive prizes and launch parties.
- 3. sponsors and funds provide good financial support.
One characteristic feature of the Portobello Festival is that
- 1. 700 films are shown each festival season.
- 2. only short films are chosen for the festival annually.
- 3. student films are shown together with professionals' works.
The festival's director believes that their films are
- 1. of better quality than TV films.
- 2. worthy to be shown on TV.
- 3. the world's top hits.
The famous filmmaker whose first film was shown at the festival is
- 1. John Malkovich.
- 2. Guy Ritchie.
- 3. Jonathan Barnett.
Speaking about future plans, the festival's director
- 1. thinks the festival will be united with Glastonbury or Edinburgh events.
- 2. believes the festival should turn to other arts mostly.
- 3. sounds optimistic about the festival extension.
Раздел 2. Чтение
- 1. Perfect for a quiet holiday
- 2. Land of nature wonders
- 3. Bad for animals
- 4. A visit to the zoo
- 5. Perfect for an active holiday
- 6. Difficult start
- 7. New perspectives
- 8. New rules to follow
A. The mountains of Scotland (we call them the Highlands) are a wild and beautiful part of Europe. A golden eagle, flies over the mountains. A deer walks through the silence of the forest. Salmon and trout swim in the clean, pure water of the rivers. Some say that not only fish swim in the deep water of Loch Ness. Speak to the people living by the Loch. Each person has a story of the monster, and some have photographs.
B. Tresco is a beautiful island with no cars, crowds or noise — just flowers, birds, long sandy beaches and the Tresco Abbey Garden. John and Wendy Pyatt welcome you to the Island Hotel, famous for delicious food, comfort and brilliant service. You will appreciate superb accommodation, free saunas and the indoor swimming pool.
C. The Camel and Wildlife. Safari is a unique mixture of the traditional and modern. Kenya's countryside suits the Safari purposes exceptionally well. Tourists will have a chance to explore the bush country near Samburu, to travel on a camel back or to sleep out under the stars. Modern safari vehicles are always available for those who prefer comfort.
D. Arrival can be the hardest part of a trip. It is late, you are road-weary, and everything is new and strange. You need an affordable place to sleep, something to eat and drink, and probably a way to get around. But in general, it's a wonderful trip, full of wonderful and unusual places. Whether it is the first stop on a trip or the fifth city visited, every traveller feels a little overwhelmed stepping onto a new street in a new city.
E. No zoo has enough money to provide basic habitats or environments for all the species they keep. Most animals are put in a totally artificial environment, isolated from everything they would meet in their natural habitat. Many will agree that this isolation is harmful to the most of zoo inhabitants, it can even amount to cruelty.
F. A new London Zoo Project is a ten year project to secure the future for the Zoo and for many endangered animals. The plan has been devised by both animal and business experts to provide world-leading accommodation for all our animals, to more fully engage and inform people about conservation issues, to redesign certain aspects of Zoo layout.
G. Leave-no-trace camping is an increasingly popular approach to travel in wilderness areas. As the term suggests, the goal is for the camper to leave as little impact as possible on the place he is visiting. One of its mottos is "Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints." Its simplest and most fundamental rule is: pack it in, pack it out, but it goes beyond that.
Установите соответствие тем 1 — 7 текстам A — F. Занесите свои ответы в соответствующее поле справа. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании одна тема лишняя.
- 1. such as hunting exotic animals and selling furs
- 2. as well as the ins and outs of being a keeper at London Zoo
- 3. which take place every day, from
- 4. because they see and touch them close up
- 5. despite the serious side to our work
- 6. which demand much time and effort
- 7. that is not counting every ant in the colony
London Zoo is one of the most important zoos in the world. There are over 12,000 animals at London Zoo and A ___ ! Its main concern is to breed threatened animals in captivity. This means we might be able to restock the wild, should disaster ever befall the wild population.
Partula Snail, Red Crowned Crane, Arabian Oryx, Golden Lion Tamarin, Persian Leopard, Asiatic Lion and Sumatran Tiger are just some of the species London Zoo is helping to save. That is why it is so important that we fight to preserve the habitats that these animals live in, as well as eliminate other dangers В ___ . But we aim to make your day at London Zoo a fun and memorable time, С ___ .
In the Ambika Paul Children's Zoo, for instance, youngsters can learn a new love and appreciation for animals D ___ . They can also learn how to care for favourite pets in the Pet Care Centre.
Then there are numerous special Highlight events E ___ unforgettable pony rides to feeding times and spectacular animal displays. You will get to meet keepers and ask them what you are interested in about the animals they care for, F ___ .
Whatever you decide, you will have a great day. We have left no stone unturned to make sure you do!
Прочитайте текст и выполните задания А15—А21, обводя цифру 1, 2, 3 или 4, соответствующую номеру выбранного вами варианта ответа.
The last time I saw my father was in Grand Central Station. I was going from my grandmother's in the Adirondacks to a cottage on the Cape that my mother had rented, and I wrote my father that I would be in New York between trains for an hour and a half, and asked if we could have lunch together. His secretary wrote to say that he would meet me at the information booth at noon, and at twelve o'clock sharp I saw him coming through the crowd.
He was a stranger to me — my mother divorced him three years ago and I hadn't been with him since — but as soon as I saw him I felt that he was my father, my flesh and blood, my future and my doom. I knew that when I was grown I would be something like him; I would have to plan my campaigns within his limitations. He was a big, good-looking man, and I was terribly happy to see him again.
He struck me on the back and shook my hand. "Hi, Charlie," he said. "Hi, boy. I'd like to take you up to my club, but it's in the Sixties, and if you have to catch an early train I guess we'd better get something to eat around here." He put his arm around me, and I smelled my father the way my mother sniffs a rose. It was a rich compound of whiskey, after-shave lotion, shoe polish, woollens, and the rankness of a mature male. I hoped that someone would see us together. I wished that we could be photographed. I wanted some record of our having been together.
We went out of the station and up a side street to a restaurant. It was still early, and the place was empty. The bartender was quarrelling with a delivery boy, and there was one very old waiter in a red coat down by the kitchen door. We sat down, and my father hailed the waiter in a loud voice. "Kellner!" he shouted. "Garcon! You!" His boisterousness in the empty restaurant seemed out of place. "Could we have a little service here!" he shouted. Then he clapped his hands. This caught the waiter's attention, and he shuffled over to our table.
"Were you clapping your hands at me?" he asked.
"Calm down, calm down," my father said. "It isn't too much to ask of you — if it wouldn't be too much above and beyond the call of duty, we would like a couple of Beefeater Gibsons."
"I don't like to be clapped at," the waiter said.
"I should have brought my whistle," my father said. "I have a whistle that is audible only to the ears of old waiters. Now, take out your .little pad and your little pencil and see if you can get this straight: two Beefeater Gibsons. Repeat after me: two Beefeater Gibsons."
"I think you'd better go somewhere else," the waiter said quietly. "That," said my father, "is one of the most brilliant suggestions I have ever heard. Come on, Charlie."
I followed my father out of that restaurant into another. He was not so boisterous this time. Our drinks came, and he cross-questioned me about the baseball season. He then struck the edge of his empty glass with his knife and began shouting again. "Garcon! You! Could we trouble you to bring us two more of the same." "How old is the boy?" the waiter asked. "That," my father said, "is none of your business."
"I'm sorry, sir," the waiter said, "but I won't serve the boy another drink." "Well, I have some news for you," my father said. "I have some very interesting news for you. This doesn't happen to be the only restaurant in New York. They've opened another on the corner. Come on, Charlie."
He paid the bill, and I followed him out of that restaurant into another ...
The narrator was looking forward to meeting with his father because he
- 1. hoped that his parents would get back together.
- 2. expected to get a valuable present from him.
- 3. wanted to stay with him in New York.
- 4. missed the feeling of being with him.
The narrator's request to meet was accepted by his father
- 1. unwillingly.
- 2. with great pleasure.
- 3. in business-like manner.
- 4. with much hope and expectation.
The narrator wanted to be photographed with his father because
- 1. it was the happiest time of his life.
- 2. he was proud of his father's good looks.
- 3. he wanted to boast of his father to his friends.
- 4. he wished to remember their moments together.
The father did not invite his son to his club because
- 1. the son was pressed for time to catch a train.
- 2. it was necessary to book in advance to enter the club.
- 3. the man feared that his son would not behave properly.
- 4. it was a closed club with no children allowed.
The father's behaviour in the first restaurant was inappropriate as he
- 1. was too boisterous in an empty restaurant.
- 2. could not afford to pay the bill.
- 3. tried to boast of his knowledge of foreign languages.
- 4. treated the waiter in a rude manner.
The waiter in the next restaurant' refused to bring them more drinks as
- 1. the son looked pale and faint.
- 2. the boy was too young to drink alcohol.
- 3. the restaurant was closing soon.
- 4. the waiter got angry with the son.
The title of the story "Reunion" actually implies that the
- 1. son found his lost father after decades of separation.
- 2. son now would be living together with his father.
- 3. son made an attempt to re-establish relations with his father.
- 4. "father — son" relations is what both sides feel the need for.
Раздел 3. Грамматика и лексика
Прочитайте приведенные ниже тексты. Преобразуйте, если необходимо, слова, напечатанные жирными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами В4—В10, так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали содержанию текстов. Перенесите полученный ответ в соответствующее поле справа. Каждое поле соответствует отдельному заданию из группы В4 — В10. Ответ пишите без пробелов и иных знаков.
HeAmong the e-mails waiting for me at work one morning was one from a member of my staff. It was sent from his personal e-mail address and there was only his home phone number. Thinking something was wrong, I immediately called ___ .
ComeA sleepy female voice answered and told me he was at work and ___ home late in the evening.
BadThe ___ moment was when I remembered that I had recently asked staff members to give me their home numbers. I went right down to the employee's office to apologize for my call.
Late___ , however, he thanked me. I had awakened his daughter, who had an exam that morning but had forgotten to set her alarm. Thanks to my call, she hadn't missed the exam.
CallIn English-speaking countries they celebrate Valentine's Day and Mother's Day. In Russia we celebrate the International Women's Day. Though it ___ 'International', it is observed only in Russia and some CIS countries.
ManBoys and ___ bring flowers and small presents to girls and women they work or study with.
BecomeIt ___ a tradition for husbands to do all house work on that day. There are many jokes about it being the only day of the year when they do this.
Прочитайте приведенный ниже текст. Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные жирными буквам в конце строк В11—В16, так, чтобы они грамматически и лексически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждое поле соответствует отдельному заданию из группы В11—В16.
PopularFollowing a recent renovation, the new Hancock Observatory invites you to enjoy Chicago's best views from the city's highest open-air Skywalk. It has quickly gained ____ with both Chicagoans and visitors of the city.
CertainSkywalk is Chicago's highest open-air viewing area. It is 1,000 feet in the air! Everyone here can feel the strong wind and hear the dynamic buzz of the city below. The friendly staff will ____ tell the real story behind Chicago's "Windy City" nickname.
ComfortFor those who feel ____ about such a great height there are more relaxing indoor audio Sky Tours.
RemarkThese 30-minute personal audio tours give a unique "overview" of Chicago's wonderful sights and ___ history! Sky Tours are available in English, Spanish and German.
AttractHistory Wall is another popular ____ . More than 100 photos on a great 80-foot display show Chicago's rise from a small settlement to a great city.
CountAs a tour guide I have been to the Skywalk ____ times and still I can't help admiring it.
Прочитайте текст с пропусками, обозначенными номерами А22 — А28. Эти номера соответствуют заданиям А22 — А28, в которых представлены возможные варианты ответов. Обведите номер выбранного вами варианта ответа.
Stephen pulled up the collar of his coat as he walked along the platform. Overhead a dim fog clouded the station. He was A22 ___ trains move slowly, throwing off clouds of steam into the cold air. Everything was dirty and smoke-grimed. Stephen thought with revulsion: "What a foul country — what a foul city!" He had to A23 ___ that his first excited reaction to London — its shops, its restaurants, its well-dressed attractive women — had faded. Supposing he were back in South Africa now... To A24 ___ the truth, he felt a quick pang of homesickness. Sunshine — blue skies — gardens of flowers. And here — dirt, grime and endless crowds — moving, hurrying, jostling. He got on a train and passed along the corridor, looking for a place. The train was full. It was only three days before Christmas. He A25 ___ to go to his parents for Christmas... And then, suddenly, he caught his breath, looking into a carriage. This girl was different. Black hair, rich creamy pallor, the sad proud eyes of the South... It was all wrong that this girl should be sitting in this train A26 ___ these dull drab looking people. She should be somewhere splendid, not squeezed into the corner of a third class carriage. He was an observant man. He did not fail to A27 ___ the shabbiness of her black coat and skirt, the cheap quality of her gloves. A28 ___ splendor was the quality he associated with her. He thought: "I've got to know who she is and what she's doing here."
Раздел 4. Письмо
Для ответов на задания С1, С2 используйте Бланк ответов № 2. При выполнении заданий С1 и С2 особое внимание обратите на то, что ваши ответы будут оцениваться только по записям, сделанным в Бланке ответов № 2. Никакие записи черновика не будут учитываться экспертом. При заполнении Бланка ответов № 2 вы указываете сначала номер задания С1, С2, а потом пишете свой ответ.
C1. You have 20 minutes to do this task.
You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Jane who writes:
... Yesterday my Mum asked me to help her about the house. We were very busy with cleaning up after the birthday party the whole morning. I got quite tired and even missed my fitness class. What are your family duties, if any? Is there anything you especially like or dislike about house work? Do you find helping your parents necessary, why or why not?
Oh, I have some great news! I got a lovely kitten for my birthday...
Write a letter to Jane
In your letter:
- answer his questions;
- ask 3 questions about her kitten
Write 100 — 140 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.
C2. You have 40 minutes to do this task. Comment on the following statement.
Some parents think that if there is a computer at home their children will waste much of their time on videogames and social networking.
What is your opinion?
Write 200—250 words.
Use the following plan:
- make an introduction (state the problem);
- express your personal opinion and give reasons for it;
- give arguments for the other point of view and explain why you don't agree with it;
- draw a conclusion.