GRAMMAR TEST 11 класс
Fill in the gaps (1-6) with the phrases (A-G). There is one phrase that you do not need to use.
ANYONE FOR A McJOB?
A McJob? What on earth is that? Well, according to a recently-added dictionary entry, a McJob is a low-paying job that requires little skill and provides little opportunity for advancement.
You dream of a job like this, right? A monotonous, tedious job 1)_______? No? Then, why are thousands of educated young people spending hours each day folding jumpers, grilling burgers, serving cappuccinos and unpacking boxes of books?
Katie Underwood, a twenty-three-year-old university student, has had around twenty jobs like this. She has worked night-shifts, has been told she can’t have a break or a day off 2)__________.
Fast food adverts and movies may make us think that these jobs are held by pink-cheeked, trendy teens 3)__________, but in actual fact, most people in these jobs are in their late teens and twenties.
Like Katie, these youngsters are juggling these part-time jobs and university classes 4)_________.
So, how sorry for yourself should you feel if you have to take a McJob? Well, perhaps you’re actually one of the lucky ones! First of all, some well-known former McDonald’s workers include Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com and Carl Lewis, Olympic gold medallist, and according to a recent article, around 20 0f the 50 top worldwide managers began by grilling burgers! Secondly, most young people who take these jobs have little or no previous work experience. Learning how to get to work on time, operate a machine, count change, serve customers politely, co-operate with fellow workers and accept orders from a boss are skills 5)________.
So, a McJob might be boring, tiring and badly-paid, 6)_________. Undoubtedly, it will also make you appreciate just how lucky you are when you finally get your dream job!
A so that they can pay for skyrocketing tuition fees and living expenses
B which can give you valuable experience and maturity before you enter your
C who have worked in factories, shoe shops, restaurants, bars and museums
D who are just looking for a bit of extra spending money
E but it can help prepare you better for the harsh world of work
F that involves washing dishes, delivering parcels or asking “World you like
fries with that?”
G and has usually been paid no more than the minimum wage
Listen to speakers 1-5. Which of the comments below might each speaker say? There is one comment you don’t need to use.
A I realized what I wanted to do at a particular moment.
B I want to do something that lets me see lots of different places.
C I want to be my own boss.
D I want to do something to fight unfairness in the world.
E I want to work for an environmental organization.
F It’s difficult to earn enough money doing what I love.
Speaker 1 2 3 4 5
Comment USE OF ENGLISH
Complete the text below by choosing the best word (A-D) for each gap (1-7).
TSOI A RUSSIAN ROCK STAR
Victor Tsoi was born in Leningrad in 1962. His mother was Russian and his father was Korean. 1)____________ did they know that their son would grow up to be one of the pioneers of Russian rock music.
He started writing rock songs 2)_______________he was 17, and by the time he was 20 he had formed a band called ‘Kino’. They made their first recording in Tsoi’s flat and the demo tape was passed 3)___________the city and then the country. Kino quickly 4)___________ a large cult following. When their first album ‘45’ was released in 1982, the political 5)___________ of their lyrics both excited a lot of Russian youth and angered the authorities. The band was the runaway winner of the Leningrad Rock Club Concert, mostly due to the popularity of their anti-war songs.
1985 proved to be a very important year for Tsoi and for Kino. Tsoi got married and had a son, Alexander. Social reforms allowed rock bands to be written about and 6)_____________ on TV, which up until then had not been allowed. Kino then quickly became the most popular rock band in Russia.
Sadly, Victor Tsoi died in a tragic car accident in 1990. Amazingly, a tape of his vocals for the next album survived the crash and the band made the album after his death. This album was called the ‘Black Album’ and it was the band’s 7)________ Their music is still popular today and Victor Tsoi remains a cultural hero.
1 A Few B Less C Small D Little
2 A then B when C so D because
3 A through B up C down D around
4 A reached B caught C attracted D attained
5 A essence B way C nature D spirit
6 A happen B occur C see D appear
7 A final B last C end D concluding
Read the extract from your friend Pete’s letter. Write a letter to Pete. In your letter:
tell him how you feel about finishing school and your plans for next year
ask three questions about his brother’s graduation
Write 100-140 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.
I can’t believe we’ve both finished school now! How do you feel about it? What are your plans for next year? My brother Michael has just graduated from university and we all went to his graduation ceremony last week…
Нормы оценивания ЗУН по английскому языку при выполнении данной контрольной работы:
Контрольная работа состоит из 4 заданий:
Задание 1 LISTENING (Аудирование) – 6 баллов
Задание 2 READING (Чтение) – 7 баллов
Задание 3 USE OF ENGLISH - 7 баллов
Задание 4 WRITING (Письмо) – 10 баллов
Всего: 30 баллов
30 - 28 баллов - оценка «5»
27 - 25 баллов - оценка «4»
24 - 20 баллов - оценка «3»
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