Read the text below. For questions (1-6) choose T if the statement is true
ACCORDING TO the text, F if it is false.
The county town of West Sussex and its only city,
Chichester is an attractive market town, which began life as a Roman
settlement, and the Roman street plan is still evident in its symmetrical
layout. The city has built itself up as one of southern England’s cultural
centres, hosting the Chichester Festival in early July with a fairly
interesting programme of plays, though the studio theatre is a bit more
adventurous. The track for racing horses at Goodwood Park, north of the city,
hosts one of England’s most fashionable racing events at the same time. The
Gothic cathedral is the main tourist attraction in the city, but two miles west
of the town are the restored Roman ruins of Fishbourne, one of the most
visited, largest and best-preserved Roman palaces in the country. An
audio-visual programme gives a fuller picture of the palace as it was in Roman
Covering about 144 square miles the New Forest is one
of southern England’s main rural playgrounds. About eight million visitors come
here every year to enjoy a breath of fresh air, often after spending hours in
traffic jams. The name of the New Forest is misleading, for much of this
region’s woodland was cleared long before the Normans came. Some wooded areas
still remain and they are around Lyndhurst, “the capital” of the New Forest. To
get the best of the region, you need to walk or ride through it, avoiding the places
cars can reach. There are 150 miles of car-free gravel roads, making cycling a
good idea. The region has ten campsites run by the Forestry Commission, all of
them closed between October and Easter. In Lyndhurst you can pick up numerous
walking books and natural history guides.
1. Chichester was founded by the
2. Three cultural events take place in
Chichester in summer.
3. Tourists can get a good idea of
what the original palace looked like.
4. There are few forests left in the
5. The best way to explore the region
is by car.
6. Tourists can go camping all the
Read the texts below. Match choices (7-12) to texts (A-G). There is one choice
you do not need to use. In which place сan visitors... 7. ...buy souvenirs? 9. ...do water sports? 10. ...see a very old building? 11. ...eat Irish food? 12. ...see a friendly sea animal? A From Dalkey, a pretty village in beautiful
surroundings, one can take a trip on a boat out to Dalkey Island, where
climbing the ruined watch tower will provide stunning views of Killiney Bay.
The coastal waters are perfect for swimming, and there is a long, clean white
sandy beach called Killiney Bay which is great for sunbathing.
B Bray is 20 km from Dublin city and used
to be a holiday resort for people from Dublin and Britain. It’s popular for its
mile long sea walk, but its best days have passed.
A few kilometres south of Bray will bring you
into some of the nicest countryside in Ireland, including the impressive
Powerscourt Waterfall. C The attractive
Gaelic speaking Aran
Islands are a perfect place for a few days holiday. This is the original
donkey-and-cart landscape, so beloved of the postcard industry. The famous
woolen white Aran sweaters come from here. The largest of the three islands,
Inishmore, boasts one of the only buildings in Western Europe, which dates from
500 BC. D Dingle
Peninsula is a
Gaelic speaking area known for the beauty of the Atlantic landscape. The most
famous resident is not human at all, but a dolphin called Fungi. The dolphin
has lived in Dingle harbour for the past seven years, offering friendship to
all who swim near him, particularly children. E
Kilkenny is a large
busy market town and the most attractive in the midlands. It is much loved by
tourists. The narrow winding streets with small shops give an old-world
atmosphere to the place. The Kilkenny Shop is one of many which has a wide
range of goods that tourists usually buy: Irish-made clothes and crafts.
F Enniskerry is a pretty little village and only
a bus ride from Dublin. It offers access to the Wicklow Mountains where you'll
find good home-cooked food in Poppies, a famous restaurant. Smoked salmon,
Irish farmhouse cheeses, handmade chocolates are always served here.
G Cork is Ireland's largest county. It is
best loved for the coastal fishing villages which come alive in the summer
months. One of them is Cobh which was the main emigration port during the Great
Famine of the 1840s. Plenty of sailing, windsurfing and boat trips are
available around the harbour. Another is set in a thickly wooded valley. It is
commemorated in poems for richness of the vegetation, influenced by the warm
Gulf Stream current.
Read the texts below. Match choices (A-H) to (13-19). There is one choice you
don't need to use.
A. Musical performance
B. Attractive landscape
C. Perfect holidays
D. Portrait of a girl Е. Film
for all ages
F. Exciting hobby
G. Colourful festival
H. Interesting book 13. This is a full-length (ninety minutes) cartoon, which is entertaining
for both adults and children over six. The animation and colour are of
very high quality and the story has lots of fun and excitement. The plot is
quick moving andfull of surprises. There's romance, action, comedy, music and
lots of fantastic songs and dances.
14. This is a full-blooded magnificently written portrait of history's
most fascinating woman. Readers will lose themselves for hours in this richly
entertaining novel full of dramatic twists and turns. From the spectacular era
that bears her name comes the spellbinding story of Elizabeth I her tragic
childhood, her confrontation with Mary,Queen of Scots and her brilliant reign.
15. The young woman is shown in a "shepherdess" hat and white
dress, recalling a classical chiton. The background landscape, common in such
paintings, seems to indicate the heroine's closeness to nature, to the ordinary
joys of life. The painter's colour range — at times as translucent as
porcelain, at others muted like mother-of-pearl — is based upon subtle plays of
gray and green, light blue and pink.
16. In this picture one is struck by the artist's absolute mastery in
portraying natural details, whether the dry, sandy soil of the forest, the
clear stream of water in the foreground, the yellow bark and fluffy needles of
the pines, or the sense of a bright, clear, calm summer day. The artist managed
to create an image familiar to anyone who has seen a Russian forest.
17. Have a good time on the most lively and exciting island in the
Caribbean. Relax under a palm tree on the white sandy beaches. Swim in the
clear, blue sea. Listen to the bands playing Calypso music. Or get really
adventurous and go scuba diving for sunken treasure on the sea bed. Join in the
many cultural celebrations we offer, for example the sugar harvest festival.
18. This event is considered the greatest attraction for visitors to the
Isle of Man. No definite date can be given, but it is normally held between 5th
and 15th July. The Pageant begins at about 8 p.m. First we are given a glimpse
of village life in Celtic times. Then suddenly Viking long ships appear and
then there are scenes of war. Then Celts and Vikings unite, and the Manx nation
is born. The actual Pageant is followed by a grand torchlight procession and
19. Do you like Latin American dancing? Do you want to dance like you
see in the films and on the stage? Do you want to feel the rhythm of the music
in your body and in your soul? Do you want to meet other people who have a love
for the same music as you? If you have answered "Yes" to any of these
questions, join our Latin dance classes on Thursday night between seven and
ten. All are welcome.
Read the text below. For questions (20-26) choose the correct answer (A, B, C
ABBY'S TIDY DRAWER
One Saturday morning, Abby's
Mum came upstairs to see Abby in her bedroom. There was a big mess on the floor
and Abby sat in the middle of it all reading a book.
"What a mess," Mum said. "You need to have a
clear up in here. Because things get broken or lost when they're all
willy-nilly like this. Come on, have a tidy up now."
"But I'm very busy," Abby argued, "and it's
boring doing it on my own. Can't you help me?"
"No I can't, I'm busy too. But I'll give you extra
pocket money if you do a good job."
When Mum came back later all the toys and clothes and books
"I'm impressed," said Mum. "But I'll inspect
it properly later."
"It was easy," said Abby. "Can I have my
extra pocket money I now?"
"All right. Get it out of my change purse. It's in the
kitchen tidy drawer."
In the kitchen, Abby went over to the dresser and pulled
open the tidy drawer. She hunted for the purse.
"It must be somewhere at the bottom," Mum said.
"Let's have a I proper look."
She pulled the drawer out and carried it over to the table.
Abby looked inside. There were lots of boring things like staplers and string,
but there were lots of interesting things as well.
"What's this?" Abby asked, holding up a plastic
bottle full of red liquid.
"Fake blood, from a Halloween party years ago. Your Dad
and I took I you to that, dressed up as a baby vampire. You were really
Abby carried on looking through the drawer. She found some I
vampire teeth, white face paint, plastic witch nails and hair gel. Mum pulled
out a glittery hair band. It had springs with wobbly balls on the top that
flashed disco colours! Abby found some sparkly hair elastics to match the
hair band. She made her Mum put lots of little bunches all over her head so she
looked really silly.
"I remember this," Abby said as she pulled out a
plastic bag. "This is from my pirate party." Inside there was a
black, false moustache and some big gold earrings.
"Come here," Mum said and smeared white face paint
all over Abby's face. She dribbled the fake blood so it looked as if it was
coming out of Abby's eyes and mouth. She put gel all over Abby's hair and made
it stand up into weird, pointy shapes. Abby put in the vampire teeth and
slipped on the witch fingers. She made scary noises at Wow-Wow, the
He ignored her and carried on washing himself on the seat
next to her.
Abby came to sit on her Mum's knee.
"It's fun doing this together," she said.
"Maybe. But we still haven't found the change
"Well, you know things will get lost, or broken, when
they're all willy-nilly."
"You cheeky monkey!" Mum laughed. "But what
shall I do with it all?"
"I know, it's easy," Abby said and began to remove
everything off the table into her arms. She put it all back in the kitchen
Mum looked at her suspiciously.
"Let's go and inspect your bedroom, shall we?"
Abby followed her upstairs and into her bedroom. Wow-Wow was
sitting in front of her fish tank looking hungrily at the goldfish. He dashed
under the bed when he saw Mum and Abby. Mum kneeled down and lifted the bed
cover to get him out. Underneath were heaps of Abby's toys, books, tapes,
clothes and shoes, empty plastic cups, wrappers and a half-eaten sandwich on a
"Abby! What's all this?"
"It's my tidy drawer," Abby said. She wrapped her
arms around her Mum and gave her a kiss. "Let's sort this one out together
20. When Mum came to Abby's room she saw
A) her daughter reading at her table.
B) the cat looking at the fish.
C) a terrible mess all over the place.
D) Abby dressed up as a vampire.
21. Abby agreed to tidy up her room because Mother
A) promised to take her to the Halloween party.
B) offered to give her extra pocket money.
C) promised to help her.
D) said that she would punish her.
22. Where did Abby find many interesting things?
A) In her Mother's change purse.
B) Under her bed.
C) On the kitchen table.
D) In the tidy drawer in the kitchen.
23. Abby's parents used most of the interesting things
A) when they dressed themselves up for Halloween parties.
B) as presents for Halloween parties.
C) to dress her up for different parties.
D) when they wanted to play tricks on Abby.
24. Abby put on the vampire teeth, witch nails and other things from the tidy
A) she wanted to scare the cat.
B) she was going to a Halloween party that evening.
C) she enjoyed dressing up with her Mother.
D) she had to dress up for a pirate party.
25. Abby's Mother decided to inspect Abby's bedroom
A) after she had seen Abby tidy up the kitchen table.
B) because she had promised she would do that.
C) before Father came home from work.
D) when they heard some strange noise from it.
26. When Abby's Mother looked under her daughter's bed she saw
A) the cat eating a sandwich.
B) the tidy drawer from the kitchen.
C) her change purse.
D) all the Abby's things.
Read the text below. For questions (27-34) choose the correct answer (A, B, C
What will you be doing in 2025? Will you be living in an undersea research
station? Will you be the chief engineer (27)______ a bridge across the Atlantic
Ocean? Will you be leading an (28)______ to the planet Mars? Will you be ...?
You can daydream, of course, but nobody knows exactly what
the world will be (29)______ But scientists have made some guesses.
Based on the advances made, they believe people will be
healthier. Diphtheria, malaria, tuberculosis, polio and many other killers are
under control now. These diseases are on the way out, (30)______ to
germ-killing chemicals, new ways of finding out about our bodies, and new ways of providing clean, safe (31)______
Healthier people live longer, so we can expect the world's
population to (32)______ sharply. It may double in the next forty years! This
brings up a serious problem: how will we find food, water and minerals for such
a huge population?
Scientists are at work on some (33)______. From the ocean
they hope to get new fertilizers to increase the yield of the soil; new
chemicals to kill crop-destroying insects without (34)______ other animals, new
sources of water or supplies of food.
A) inventingB) designingC) schemingD) doing
A) explorationB) expenditureC) expeditionD) exhibit
A) likeB) alikeC) likelyD) likable
A) as a resultB) becauseC) on accountD) thanks
A) eatB) feedC) foodD) cooking
A) decreaseB) distractC) dissolveD) increase
A) solutionsB) alternativesC) preferenceD) questions