I. Read the text and answer the questions choosing the correct variant. (Чтение с извлечением полной информации. «Отзывчивая мама». с 38-39. Числова А.С., Татарчук Г.М. Тесты по английскому языку. М.,2004). The worried housewife sprang to the telephone when it rang and listened with relief to the kind voice in her ear. "How are you, darling?" it said.
"Oh, mother," said the housewife breaking into bitter tears, "I've had such a bad day. The baby won't eat and the washing machine broke down. I haven't had a chance to go shopping, and besides, I've just strained my ankle (растянула связки) and I have difficulties to walk around. On top of that, the house is a mess and I'm supposed to have two couples tonight."
The mother was shocked and was at once all sympathy. "Oh, darling", she said, "sit down, relax and close your eyes. I'll be over in half an hour. I'll do all your shopping, clean up the house and cook your dinner for you. I'll feed the baby and I'll call a repairman who will be at your house to fit your washing machine promptly. Now stop crying. I'll do everything. In fact, I'll even call George in the office and tell him he ought to come home and help out for once." "George?" said the housewife. "Who is George?"
"Why, George! Your husband!.......is this 555-1374?"
"No, this is 555-1375."
"Oh, I am sorry. I guess I have the wrong number."
There was a short pause and the housewife said, "Does this mean you are not coming over?"
1. Who called first?
a. a young housewife b. a mother c. a husband
2. What the matter with the baby?
a. it got dirty b. it didn't eat c. it got married
3. Why didn't she have a chance to go shopping?
a. she lost her credit card b. she was locked at home. c. she had got her ankle hurt
4. What was she going to do tonight?
a. she was expecting guests b. she was going to the theatre with her husband
c. he was going to the fitness centre
5. In what condition was her house?
a. it was in order b. it was in mess c. she didn't have a house
6. What was her mother's advice?
a. she said her to relax b. she said her to go shopping c. she said her to do nothing
7. Did her mother want to help?
a. she was going only to sit with the baby
b. she was going only to go shopping
c. she was going to do everything
8. Why did she change her mind (передумала) to come?
a. she thought she had to visit her friend who was ill
b. she realized it was a wrong daughter
c. she was very changeable
II. Find the English equivalent:
«В добавление ко всему в доме не убрано, а я жду две пары на обед сегодня вечером.»Form 7
Контроль чтенияВариант II
I. Read the text and answer the questions choosing the proper variants. (Чтение с извлечением полной информации. «Её желание стать моложе». с. 34-35. Числова А.С., Татарчук Г.М. Тесты по английскому языку. М.,2004). This is a story about an old man and an old woman. They lived near the fine green woods. One summer day the old man went to the woods to pick mushrooms. It was a hot day and the old man soon got tired and thirsty, but there was no water in the woods. So he sat down under the tree to rest.
Everything around him was so fresh and fine but he was so old and sad. "I wish", he thought, "I could return the days when he was young and fine." Suddenly he saw a little spring near him. He was very glad as he was very thirsty. He began to drink the water. Soon he felt that he became younger and in a few minutes he was a fine and young man again.
He ran home to tell his wife about the spring. The old woman couldn't believe her eyes. In front of her there was a man that was very much like her husband in youth. When his wife heard the story, she ran to the woods quickly though she was very old.
It was very late but the old woman didn't return home. It was getting dark and the man began to worry about his wife. So the man went to the woods to meet her. When he came up to the spring, he saw a little girl. She was very glad to see him as she didn't know how to get home. The man realized that it was his wife. The man thought, "My wife wanted to become young so much that she drank too much water". He took the girl in his hands and carried her to their house.
1. Where did an old man and his wife live?
a. not far from the beautiful lake b. near the fine green woods
c. in the wonderful mountains
2. What did the old man feel in a hot day a. he was hungry b. he was angry c. he was thirsty
3. What did he dream about under the tree?
a. he wanted to die b. he wanted to be rich
c. he wanted to return the days when he was young
4. What did he drink water from?
a. from the spring b. from the river c. from the lake
5. What happened to him after drinking the water?
а. he became a woman b. he became a young man c. he became a goat
6. What did his wife do when she said the story?
a. she mothered him b. she put him out с. she ran to the woods
7. Who did the man find in the woods?
a. a little girl b. an old witch c. a baby
8. Why did the old woman drink too much water?
a. she wanted to drink very much b. she wanted to swim
c. she wanted to become young very much
II. Find the English equivalent:
Перед ней стоял мужчина, который был очень похож на ее мужа в молодости.