№1 Контрольное чтение
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.
As soon as spring brings a new growth of bushes and berries, bears start feeding. They eat and eat. All through the spring and summer their feeding goes on. The bears build themselves up. They store food and fats that they will need in the fall when they start their long sleep.
As days grow shorter, and the temperature begins to fall, bears hunt for a sleeping place. It may be a shallow cave, or a deep crack between rocks. Some bears end up sleeping in hollow logs. Logs seem to be bears’ favourite places. Bears seem to choose small spaces. They can keep warmer in a cave that’s just large enough to hold them than in a larger cave. They often line their sleeping place with leaves and dried grass.
All through their winter naps, bears will not eat. Often they will sleep for 7 months, moving only now and then.
№2 Прочитайте приведённый ниже текст.
Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами в конце строк так, чтобы они грамматически и лексически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию.
The Turners were not used to snow. The most they ever got in Birmingham was an inch or so each winter. Even that happened quite_______ .RARE
The________thing was that a tiny bit of snow was enough to cancel school and even to close some businesses.FUN
One night, in March of 1993, something very _________ happened.EXCITE
Very cold air from Canada created the "Storm of the Century".
When the Turner kids woke up on Saturday morning, there were 17 inches of _______ snow as far as the eye could see.WONDER
The Turners were in shock. They had no idea what to do. Though Mr. Turner was an experienced ________ he chose to leave his car in the garage.DRIVE
He wanted the whole family to stay at home but it was natural for the kids to ________ with him. They put on the warmest clothes they had and ran outside to enjoy the snow.AGREE
№3 Прочитайте приведённый ниже текст. Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами в конце строк, так, чтобы они грамматически и лексически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию.
At school, writing essays was a real problem for me, and my grades were always low. ______ enough, I didn’t like writing and tried to avoid writing lessons at all costs.NATURAL
I thought I didn’t have enough ______ for any kind of writing. IMAGINE
I only understood what my problem was after school. In a ________ journal I saw an article about children’s writing problems.SCIENCE
The author claimed that anyone could become a good _______ if they learned some rules. I read and reread the article several times. Then I tried to use the information in practice.WRITE
I have never become a professional journalists but from time to time I publish some pieces of my ________ writing on my blog.CREATE
My friends find these essays and stories very ________ .ENJOY
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Dylan had a very old car. It was 20 years old. But the faded paint made it look even_____ than that.OLD
It _______ a shame to drive a car that looked like that and Dylan took it to a paint shop.BE
There the car _______ dark blue for $200.PAINT
Dylan was very pleased with the new look. The only problem was that the car stereo __________ properly. Dylan managed to fix it himself.NOT/WORK
Then one day Dylan had a new problem – petrol. He could smell it while he ________ his car. Dylan asked himself “Am I driving a bomb? Could the car explode at any minute?”DRIVE
He knew the car manual by heart. He had car problems at least once a month, and he always found a way to fix _______ himself.THEY
However, this time, it was a job for a mechanic. So he ________ his car to the closest service station.TAKE
The mechanic said they __________ the car to find out what the problem was. He told Dylan to come back in an hour.
When Dylan came back, the mechanic said, "The problem is with the fuel pump. You need a new one. It costs $400."TEST
"Let me think about it. I __________ you a call when I decide what to do."
But Dylan had already decided what to do.GIVE
№5 Прочитайте приведённый ниже текст. Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами в конце строк, так, чтобы они грамматически и лексически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию.I’ve worked in an office for many years. It’s a very ________ job and recently I’ve taken up a new hobby - gardening.STRESS
My grandmother was a very good _______ .GARDEN
She never did gardening as a job but for pleasure and _____ .ENTERTAIN
She had the so-called “green fingers” - the flowers and fruit trees she planted grew very _______. I wish I were as skillful as she was. QUICK
It’s a pity my family does not share my interest in gardening. My children _____ working outdoors. They prefer using the computer indoors.LIKE
I don’t argue with them. Arguing and quarrelling makes me feel _____ and unhappy but cannot change the situation. I hope one day they will join me in the garden. NERVE