GRAMMAR TEST 11 класс
Match the headings (A-H) to the paragraphs (1-7). There is one heading that you do not need to use.
A A Hard Life at Sea
B Magnificent Landmark
C Help From Nature
D Paying the Price
F Ancient Roads
G Charting the Skies
E Wandrous Sights
H Every Bit Helps
The Indian summer monsoon is a heavy rainy season that occurs from June to September each year. It is caused by a major wind system that comes from the Southwest bringing up to 10,000 mm of rain to some areas. The summer monsoon is welcomed in India as farmers completely depend on the rain to irrigate their crops. A strong monsoon season is celebrated as it means the harvest will be good.
The ‘Seven Wonders of the Ancient World’ are a list of seven remarkable man-made constructions that existed in the Mediterranean area in ancient times. The Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is the only wonder that still stands today. There are many new lists of wonders. For example, there is the ‘Seven Natural Wonders of the World’ list, which includes Mount Everest and the Great Barrier Reef.
In ancient Rome, wars at sea were fought on galleys – ships which relied on men to row them with oars. The men who rowed these galleys were typically slaves, prisoners of war, or criminals. Galley slaves lived in terrible conditions. They were whipped and beaten, they had very little food, and they were chained to their oars, which meant if their galley sank, they would drown. Most died at sea.
The ‘Silk Road’ is the name given to a series of trade routes between the great ancient empires of China in the East and Rome in the West. The first of these routes began around 100 BC and eventually extended more than 4000 miles. Silk, salt, exotic spices and many other items were traded along these routes. Merchants travelling along the Silk Road faced many dangers as the routes were full of robbers and thieves.
Ayers Rock or Uluru is an enormous rock formation in central Australia. It extends 348 m from the ground and is 9 km around its base. Depending on the weather conditions and the time of day, the rock can change colour dramatically. It can appear anything from blue to violet to glowing red. Uluru is sacred to Australia’s native people, the Aborigines. ‘Uluru’, means ‘meeting place’ and they believe that it was formed by ancestral beings during the creation of the world.
Your carbon footprint refers to the amount of carbon you personally produce in a year. Almost everything you do directly or indirectly releases carbon into the air, whether it’s flying to the Caribbean on holiday or buying a packaged sandwich for lunch. As global warming is linked to the amount of carbon in the atmosphere, we should all try to reduce our carbon footprints. Even small changes like not leaving your stereo on standby, can make a big difference.
T he earliest known maps were found in the Lascaux caves, in France. They date back almost 20,000 years and are maps of the stars in the night sky. One map is of three stars in an area of the sky we know as the ‘Summer Triangle’. Another appears to be a map of the cluster of stars known as the ‘Seven Sisters’. These maps show that humans have been fascinated by the heavens from very early times.
Listen and choose the correct answer (A,B or C) for each question (1-7)
The narrator’s father encouraged him to take photographs as a child because
he wanted him to keep up the family tradition.
he wanted to introduce him to an enjoyable pastime.
it was a way they could spend some time together.
The narrator entered a wildlife photography competition because
his father sent in a photo he had taken.
someone persuaded him to.
he thought he could win it.
The narrator decided he wanted to be a photographer
after he found out he had won the competition.
after he got back from Africa.
after he got the perfect shot.
The narrator got his job at the National Geographic Society immediately after
The narrator believes the key to good photography is
mainly artistic talent.
good technical knowledge.
a combination of artistic talent and technical knowledge.
One disadvantage of being a professional photographer can be
the long distances you have to travel.
being away from home a lot.
not having time for anything else.
The narrator believes that the most important thing he’s learnt as a professional nature photographer is to appreciate
how animals live in the wild.
the diverse geography of the world.
nature and the beauty of our planet.
USE OF ENGLISH
Complete the gaps (1-6) with the correct derivatives of the words in bold.
THE END OF A CIVILISATION
Why the 1)________________empire of the ancient Egyptian POWER
Pharaohs collapsed into economic ruin, remains
one of history’s many unsolved mysteries.
But recent 2)____________ have suggested that the FIND
Answer may lie underneath Lake Tana in the
Ethiopian highlands. Lake Tana supplies the
Water which makes the Nile Valley so fertile.
Samples of sediment taken from the lake show
That the lake may have 3)_________ dried up around VIRTUAL
4,200 years ago due to climate change.
As the Egyptian economy depended on 4)__________, FARM
This is all that it would have taken to destroy it. In
Fact, it would have caused a 5)____________________ DISASTER
Famine lasting for two hundred years.
There are many other theories, however, about the
pharaohs’ demise, including 6)____________________ INVADE
from Asia and civil war.
Comment on the following statement:
Flying uses a lot of fuel and releases a lot of polluting CO2 into the atmosphere. In light of this, some people feel that the number of flights that we are allowed to take each year should be limited.
What is your opinion? Should we be allowed to take as many flights per year as we like or not? Write 120-180 words using the plan:
Para 1: Introduction (state the problem)
Para 2: Express your opinion and give reasons for it
Para 3: Give the opposing point of view and explain why you disagree with it
Para 4: Draw a conclusion
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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