ENGLISH-9 UNIT 4
1. Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1 - 5 и утверждениями, данными в списке A - F. Одно утверждение лишнее. Вы услышите высказывания дважды.
A) The speaker describes his/her school library.
B) The speaker describes his/her schoolmates.
C) The speaker describes the school sports facilities.
D) The speaker talks about his/her favourite school subject.
E) The speaker explains why he/she had to change school.
F) The speaker explains why he/she was late for school.
Говорящий 1 2 3 4 5
Утверждение 2. Прочитайте текст и определите истинность утверждений 1 – 8 после него. Ответ выберите из вариантов a – c.
A great fight still goes on. The question is: should students wear school uniform? As with most things, there are two sides to the debate. Some people say that all schools should introduce uniforms. Others are sure that school uniforms are old-fashioned. However, both arguments have experts on their side. There is no clear answer. Let’s look at the pros and cons of it.
Many experts believe that students who wear school uniforms study much better than those who don’t. This is because you don’t have to worry about what you are wearing each day. As a result your attention improves and you learn to concentrate better on your studies. Wearing a uniform in calming colours makes you feel more serious and responsible.
They say if you wear a uniform then you won’t behave in a violent or inappropriate way at school. A uniform is a rule and rules must be obeyed. Research showed that students in uniforms don’t play as many tricks on their classmates, tease or bully them as much as their casually dressed mates.
Everyone wants to look their best and better than their classmates. Everybody wants to be popular and wear the latest fashions. However, not all students have enough money to buy stylish clothes. Uniforms make them all equal, social differences are not seen. No one wears expensive brands. Everyone wears the same thing, exactly the same brand. With a uniform, there is less competition in class.
School uniforms, however, are not always cheap for parents, especially if there are two or more children in a family and they all go to school. Parents can’t buy any skirt or trousers they want. They can’t shop in the sales either. What is more, many schools have several uniforms such as an everyday uniform, a formal uniform for special events and a uniform for P. E. classes.
Students in uniforms look the same. Uniforms don’t give students individuality so they have to look for other opportunities to express themselves. For example, they might start using make-up early, behaving badly or wearing bright accessories as a reaction against it. It’s not the answer.
Finally, there’s comfort. Lots of students complain that they feel uncomfortable when they wear uniforms in class. Some children have sensitive skin and like to wear 100% cotton clothes. Uniforms are often made from synthetics, such as polyester which is harmful for a child’s skin, especially if the child spends the whole day at school.
And we are back to the question: to wear or not to wear? You decide.
a) trueb) falsec) not stated
1) There are different opinions about school uniform.
2) A school uniform can improve students’ marks.
3) Grey is the best colour for a school uniform.
4) A uniform makes students aggressive.
5) Fashion designers create collections of school uniforms.
6) Uniforms can be expensive for parents.
7) Students in uniforms try to find ways to look different.
8) All uniforms are made of natural materials.
3. Выполните грамматическую трансформацию слов в скобках.
Nobel Prize for Mo Yan
Nobel Prize is one of the most prestigious awards in many fields of human knowledge and literature. The 2012 Nobel Prize for Literature 1) ______ (AWARD) to Chinese author Mo Yan. He is the 2) ______ (ONE) Chinese citizen to win the Literature prize. Gao Xingjian won the prize in 2000, but by then he 3) ______ (BECOME) a French citizen.
Mo Yan 4) ______ (BEAR) in 1955 in rural China. Because of the Cultural Revolution, he 5) ______ (HAVE) to leave school when he was only 12. He 6) ______ (GO) to work in the fields, and finished his education in the army. After completing a master’s degree in Literature, he started his writing career.
Mo Yan writes historical novels about the Chinese people and 7) ______ (THEY) fight for surviving life in the countryside. His stories have 8) ______ (HUNDRED) of characters. Many of his stories are influenced by the fairy tales he 9) ______ (HEAR) when he was a child.
4. Измените слова в скобках так, чтобы они лексически соответствовали тексту.
Schools in Australia
School 1) ______ (EDUCATE) in Australia includes preschool, preparatory (or kindergarten), primary school, 2) ______ (SECOND) school (or high school) and senior school (or college). Schooling lasts for 13 years, from kids' 3) ______ (PREPARE) to senior levels of studying. Types of schools include government schools, non-government schools (including 4) ______ (RELIGION) schools) and schools based on educational philosophies such as Montessori and Steiner. All schools must be registered and are subject to a lot of government 5) ______ (REQUIRE). Australian schools also prepare students for life − developing the skills of 6) ______ (COMMUNICATE), self-discipline and respect for themselves. Of course, schools offer a broad curriculum in the key 7) ______ (LEARN) areas. They also believe strongly in the benefits of a rounded studying – including the teamwork, self-expression and personal 8) ______ (DEVELOP). In Australia, students enjoy a diverse environment that is as 9) ______ (PERSON) enriching as it is educational, and develop the skills and qualities needed in a changing world.
ENGLISH-9 UNIT 4
Текст для аудирования
Now we are ready to start.
I enjoy reading but I don’t usually have much time for it because there’s lots of homework to do. Yesterday I borrowed a book from our school library. I wanted to read it for a while before going to sleep. But the book was really interesting, I got involved and put it aside only when I had read it up to the very end. In the morning, I wasn’t able to get up on time so I missed the school bus and got to school thirty minutes after the bell had gone.
I like reading, especially historical novels. That’s why I know more than most of my classmates. Our teacher often asks me to give presentations to the whole class. I may spend hours in the library or searching the Internet for information on some historical event or some historical personality. Some of my friends think that it’s boring but it’s incredibly interesting. I’m considering taking History as my major at university.
Our class is very united and we often help each other in school and in life. Yes, I’m very lucky that the people around me are friendly and supportive and there’s no bullying or fighting in class. My friends have different interests but they all are very nice people. There are those who like science, those who like sports and those who like arts but everyone enjoys school parties and school trips.
It was shocking news when my parents told me about their decision to move to another city. I was completely against it. I didn’t want to leave my school — I had so many friends there! I’d just joined the school volleyball team, the best team in the area! But there was no choice — my parents had to move because of their jobs. They have good jobs but we have to move too often.
I have lots of friends and most of them are my classmates. We often do homework, work in a library or do sports together. Our school is a good place for doing sports — we have a gym, a football pitch, a swimming pool and even a tennis court. The swimming pool is not very large but it’s enough for practicing different swimming strokes and for water aerobics classes. I wish we had a little skate park, too!
You have 30 seconds to complete the task. (Pause 30 seconds)
Now you will listen to the texts again. (Repeat)
ОТВЕТЫ И БАЛЛЫ
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F D B E C
Каждый верный ответ – 1 балл. Всего – 5 баллов.
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a a c b c a a b
Каждый верный ответ – 1 балл. Всего – 8 баллов.
1) was awarded
3) had become
4) was born
5) had6) went7) their
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1) education2) secondary3) preparation4) religious5) requirements6) communication7) learning8) development9) personallyКаждый верный ответ – 1 балл. Всего – 9 баллов.
ИТОГО: 31 балл
Перевод баллов в оценку:
28 - 31 балл – “5”
20 - 27 баллов – “4”
12 - 19 баллов – “3”
менее 12 баллов – “2”