Тестовые задания для контроля формирования грамматических и лексических навыков у учащихся 9-х классов
Unit 1.Progress Check1. Match the words and phrases which have similar meaning.1. to borrow a) imaginary2. to be keen on b) to respect highly3. to inspire c) outstanding4. to honour d) to take a great interest in
5. notable e) to take out6. invented f) to put creative thoughts, feelings or aims into
2. Complete each sentence with one of the words and phrases below. Use one of them once only. better, wiser and happier; the characters; published; plays; wrote; contain; Shakespear’s; one of the world’s greatest poets___________ works are often _________in one single book, and it’s not a very large one. Perhaps some may wonder why Shakespeare has won fame as _____________. It would be very difficult to give a brief explanation. But open any of his ___________ and read and you’ll immediately see why he has earned this praise.Shakespeare seemed to know human nature through and through. ______________ in his plays seem like living, with their weaknesses, people.Though Shakespeare ____________ his plays only for the amusement of those who went to see them, they ____________ many good morals and ethical lessons, which can help those who read them to be ______________.3. The word in capitals above each of the following sentences can be used to form a word that fits suitably into the blank space. Fill each blank in this way.Example: MANAGE He is the manager of the firm.1. POETI don’t usually like _________ but I really enjoyed this book2. ENJOY; BOREI found most of the stories very __________ and the best thing about the book was that it never got __________.3. ANNOYWhat a bore! I couldn’t read it. It was so_______________.4. DESCRIBEThe sofa, the ancient clock and other items __________ by him in his works can be seen in the museum. 4. Put the verbs in brackets in the right form.Shakespeare’s literary heritage (be) rich. He (write) at least thirty-seven plays, although only 18 (publish) in his lifetime and the first eight (not carry) even his name.The first collection (not publish) until 1623 and (contain) 36 plays. He usually wrote for a specific group of actors, and as they (grow) older, he (create) plays with older characters in mind. There (be) no female actors, and boys (take) all the female roles in his plays. 5. Complete the sentences. Choose the correct variant.1. I enjoy (to read / reading) about mysterious and supernatural events.2. My grandfather is fond of (to read / reading) encyclopedias.3. He finished (to write / writing) the story yesterday.4. I am captivated by detective stories but I wouldn’t mind (to read / reading) historical novels. 5. She was keen on (to collect / collecting) modern novels.6. I can (to play / play / playing) darts.7. This book is worth (read / reading).Unit 2. Progress Check1. Underline the word with the same or similar meaning.Example: well-known: a) famous; b) ambitious; c) clever 1. to perform: a) to manage; b) to act; c) to succeed2. enormously: a) hugely; b) hardly; c) easily3. overwhelming: a) irritating; b) dreadful; c) breathtaking4. to annoy: a) to conquer; b) to transform; c) to irritate5. rather: a) very; b) quite; c) though2. Complete each sentence with one of the words and phrases below. Use one of them once only. Moved, around the world, good luck, playing, performed, at the age of, concert, concertos, the youngest, musical styles; especially, music, brought.Vanessa Mae is a real phenomenon in the music world – playing her violin, she brings tradition and modernity together, doing something no one has managed to do so well in many years.At four, Vanessa _________ to London, where she became the British national. When she was three years old, she started _________ the piano but two years later she gave it up for the violin. ____________ ten, she __________with the Philharmonia and when she was twelve she toured internationally with the London Mozart Players. She was also _________ musician to record the Tchaikovsky and Beethoven Violin ____________.Probably her best known album is “The Violin Player”, which __________ her popularity in many countries___________. In her _________ Vanessa mixes many _____________ and uses acoustic and electric violins. Vanessa performs all year round, ___________ in the UK. Before each ____________ she always walks over freshly spilt water between the dressing-room and the stage. It’s for __________ !3. The word in capitals above each of the following sentences can be used to form a word that fits suitably into the blank space. Fill each blank in this way.Example: SING Dimitri Hvorostovsky is an opera singer. 1. GREATBillie Holiday was an American singer. She was one of the ___________ nightclub singers.2. FORGETShe had the sort of voice which made songs like “The Man I Love” _________.3. PERFORMIt was a great _____________ !4. LISTENLondon festivals of classical music are hugely popular with _____________ .4. Put the verbs in brackets in the right form.In Britain there (to be) strong local traditions of music that (to be) still alive centuries later.Eisteddfod (to be) an international festival of folk-dancing and music (to hold) every July at Llangollen, North Wales. It (to conduct) in English. It (to draw) singers, dancers and musicians from many parts of the world. Edinburgh International Festival (to be) an annual festival of music and drama which (to hold) in August and September.5. Complete the sentences. Choose the correct variant.1. My mother can’t stand (to listen / listening) to loud hard rock music.2. Her friend suggested (to go / going) to the theatre.3. I can’t (to listen / listen / listening) to this music. It’s annoying.4. I think the CD is worth (to buy / buying). It’s very popular now.Unit 3.Progress Check1. Match each adjective with the correct definition.1) outstanding a) something that makes you angry
2) disgusting b) something that is not very sensible and rather stupid
3) fascinating c) something that is very bad
4) wacky d) something that is very different and not very common
5) annoying e) something that is very interesting
6) unusual f) something that is silly or strange
7) rubbish g) something that is very unpleasant and horrible
8) silly h) something really excellent and among the best of its kind
2. Complete each sentence with one of the words below. Use one of them once only. opportunity, present, helpful, contain, latest, entertaining, informs, fashion, informed, forecasts, gossip, broadcastsNewspapers are very ____________. They __________ information we need every day: weather __________, TV programs, horoscopes. Newspapers are very informative. They publish local and world news, scandals and ________ about pop and TV stars. They keep us __________ about the latest inventions, sport competitions, _________ and police reports.My favourite radio station is “Russian radio station”. It ___________ musical programs, news, pop and rock musical concerts. My favourite program on the radio is “Sunflower”. This is an _______ program. This radio station tells us about lives of famous people and _______ pop and rock hits. It __________ us about the ________ scandals and gossip in show-business. “Sunflower” gives me an _________ to phone in. I think it is the best program on the station.3. Complete the sentences with the Present Participle or Past Participle.1. The book was so (exciting/excited) that I couldn’t put it down.2. After watching the documentary on global warming, we all felt a bit (depressing / depressed).3. I wish he’d be quiet. He is so (annoying / annoyed).4. The children were really (exciting / excited) about opening their presents.5. I was so hurt when he said I was (boring / bored).6. We were (shocking / shocked) when we heard the news.7. He works very hard. It’s not (surprising /surprised) that he is always tired.8. I’m (fascinating / fascinated) by this book.4. Put the following into Indirect Speech.1. “I’m going to Paris soon,” she said.2. “I bought a very thrilling book two days ago,” he said to me.3. “The film will be interesting,” I thought.4. “I can’t help you because I have too much to do,” she answered.5. “Ann has bought the tickets, “ Tom said to us.6. “My younger brother wants to be a doctor,” said Mary.7. He said to us, “We shall come here next Friday.”8. “You did very well in the test yesterday,” said the teacher to everyone.9. “I think it’s a stupid idea, and it won’t work,” she said.10. “Jane will come tomorrow,” promised Alex.Unit 4. Progress Check1. Match each word with the correct definition.1) dieticians a) smth. that you do often or regularly, without thinking about it
2) vegetarians b) to stop doing smth. you do regularly
3) habit c) a condition in which someone is too fat in a way that is dangerous for health
4) obesity d) to reduce an amount of smth5) give up e) people who avoid eating the flesh of animals
6) cut down f) people with knowledge of special diets
2. The word in capitals above each of the following sentences can be used to form a word that fits suitably into the blank space. Fill each blank in this way.Example: HEALTH A healthy balanced diet must consist of …1. HUNT, GATHERIn prehistoric time people ate what they could find by ______ and ______ wild plants.2. ILL Not enough of some foods, or too much of others, can lead to _________.3. HEALHTSome people believe that a vegetarian diet is ________ than a diet that includes meat.4. HARMMany people eat foods which are not necessary to health and may even be _________.5. CONTAINA balanced diet means a diet ____________ the right proportions of the main nutrients: carbohydrates, proteins, fats, fibre, minerals, vitamins, and fluids.6. MIXMany foods are a __________ of basic nutrients. 3. Complete each sentence with one of the words and phrases below. Use one of them once only. tobacco smoking, heart disease, don’t smoke, affects, development of cancer, scientific studies, reduceSince 1939, numerous ___________ have been conducted to determine whether smoking is a health hazard. Research teams have conducted studies that show that _____________ is associated with a shortened life expectancy. Smoking is believed by most research workers to be an important factor in the _____________ of the lungs and throat. Smoking also ________ the heart and blood vessels. Smokers die much more often from ___________. Filters and low tar tobacco are claimed to make smoking to some extent safer, but they can only marginally _________ , not eliminate the hazards.The majority of physicians say, “Give up smoking, if you ________ - don’t start!”4. Put the verbs in brackets in the right form. Use Present Perfect Passive, Present Perfect or Present Perfect Continuous.1. My skin is soft because I (to apply) Nivea cream for 6 months.2. We (to use) Aquafresh toothpaste since 1998. Our teeth are white and strong.3. A lot of plants (to recognize) as natural medicine. People (to use) galic as an antibiotic for centuries.4. He (to smoke) too many cigarettes today.5. I’ve got a terrible headache. The neighbours (to play) loud music all day.6. Official measures (to take) against smoking in many countries.7. You drink too much coffee. You already (to drink) three cups of coffee today.8. Many scientists believe our health is in trouble, because we (to pollute) the earth’s land, air and water for too long.Unit 5. Progress Check1. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form an appropriate word for the same line. Fill each blank in this way.WHOSE HIGHER EDUCATION IS MORE FUNDAMENTAL?In my (1)__________ the Russian system of higher education is (2)_________for its early
(3)________ , and the concentrated course work produces far more (4)_________ students in their chosen fields by the time they go on to graduate level studies. (5)_______ success in Russian universities depends on the amount of time and effort put into a class, while in many
(6) ______and American universities it is
(7) __________ homework, and many Russian students are used to (8)_______ problems at seminars with other students. Our students also have to take 30 courses to earn the (9) _____ degree in this or that area, while American schools have half that number of courses for the same degree. JUDGE
2. Read the text and fill in the gaps with an appropriate word.FRESHERSWhen they first arrive at college, first year students are (0) called “freshers”. A fresher’s life can be exciting, but terrifying during the first week.Often freshers live in a Hall of Residence on or near the college campus, (1) ____ they may move out into a rented room in their second or third year, or (2) ____ a house with friends. Many freshers feel homesick during the first week or so, but living in a student hall (3) ____ helps them to make new friends. On the day the lectures start, groups of freshers are often seen walking around huge campuses, with maps in hands, and a worried (4) ___ on their faces. They are (5) ___ how difficult it is to change from a school community to one of many thousands. They also learn a new (6) ___ of studying. (7) ___ lectures, there are regular seminars, at which one small group of students reads a paper he or she (8) ___ written. The paper is then (9) ___ by the tutor and the rest of the group. Once or twice a term, a student will have a tutorial. This means that they see a tutor alone to discuss their work and their (10) ___.0. named / called / known / said1. despite / in spite of / even / although2. take / achieve / share / afford3. soon / already / yet / even4. sight / look / view / appearance5. knowing / recognizing / learning / teaching6. case / way / attitude / concern7. In spite of / Despite / As well as8. had / has / is / will be9. discussed / completed / improved / approved10. advantage / progress / point / reasonUnit 6 Progress Check(A) 1. Complete this table.verb noun verbnounaccommodate declare
(B) 2. Read the text. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. An English-speaking WorldThe rise of English is a story of (1) ________success. When
Julius Caesar landed in Britain (2) _________two thousand years ago, English did not (3) ____________ .The English language had its official (4)___________as Anglo-Saxon, the tongue of invaders from the (5)______ mainland North Sea coast who in the (6)_______ century (7)_________ to push back the Celtic-speaking, Romanized Britons into the mountain (8)________ of Wales and Cornwall. But (9)_________ English was not the language we know today. Nowadays, 1500 years (10)_______ , one billion (11)______ speak English on every continent of the world. Of some three thousand (12)_________languages, large and small, English
is second only to (13) in number of (14)_______ .
Some (15) think English is easy to pronounce, in
contrast to Chinese, for example.
However, the (16) of some English (17)_________
is not easy.
Also, many common things have(18)__________ names in British and American English, for example "pavement" and "sidewalk". And one of the problems is (19)_____verbs.
English has become the language of the planet, the first (20)_______ global language. One half of the world's
(21) publications, books, newspapers and magazines are (22)___________ or partly in English. In international congresses and gatherings, English is (23)___________
(24) often than any other tongue. More than half
the world's radio and television programs (25)_______ in English, and it is the language most (26)_________ used in the world's airways and seaways.