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Раздел 1. Аудирование
1. Letter writing is a waste of time.
2. It is a waste of time making your views known.
3. Sometimes it is a mistake to write a letter.
4. Seven together will be better than one.
5. For some people, old habits never die.
6. Writing letters in English is good practice.
7. Persistence eventually gives some results.
Говорящий A В С D E F
Вы услышите 6 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказывания¬ми каждого говорящего А-F и утверждениями, данными в списке 1-7. Используй¬те каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей цифрой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды. За¬несите свои ответы в таблицу.
Вы услышите диалог. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений А-G соот-
ветствуют содержанию тексща (1 — True), какие не соответствуют (2 — False)
и о чём в тексте не сказано, т.е. на основании текста нельзя дать ни положи-
тельного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 — Not stated). Занесите номер выбранного
вами варианта ответа в таблицу. Вы услышите запись дважды.
т Katie approves of Paul’s summer plans.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
В Paul is Katie’s younger brother.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
| С | Paul sympathizes with people who have no computer skills.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
\m Katie gives many reasons to support her point of view.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
E Paul plans to work in the city all summer.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
DE) Katie plans to work part time in summer.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
| G | Paul and Katie make independent decisions about the nearest plans.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
Утверждение A В С D Е F G
Вы услышите рассказ. В заданиях 3—9 обведите цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую вы¬бранному вами варианту ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.
The Academic Ladder
Originally pre-school program was designed
1) for gifted and talented kids.
2) to prepare kids from poor families for school.
3) as part of compulsory schooling.
[~4~1 When the speaker says “State attendance laws vary” it means that each state can
1) recommend public, private or home education schooling for each kid.
2) have different requirements for students’ academic performance.
3) decide on the best age and grade division for school students.
The term “middle school” in America can refer to school grades
School leavers can’t become university students if
1) they fail to get academic or athletic scholarshipr
2) their parents have no ability to finance this education.
3) they do not meet the requirements of university assessment.
|~7~1 Community colleges are colleges that are
1) 2 year colleges-that have occupational curricula.
2) financially supported by the state.
3) used mainly as feeders to the 4 year colleges.
8 Bachelor degree is crucial for a professional career as it
1) is the minimum entry credential for any profession.
2) has both major and minor fields of study, needed for professional skills.
3) includes general and professional training components in a field.
Graduate students are students who
1) are ready to study more than 4 years.
2) want to get a university degree in higher education.
3) try to get a doctorate degree skipping Master’s Degree.
Раздел 2. Чтение
A. Every summer more than 60 towns in Derbyshire celebrate “well dressing”. This is the practice of decorating wells, springs and fresh water sources with wooden frames, clay and flowers. It is thought to date back to a pagan ceremony of blessing the water source: The sweeter and fresher the water, the more elaborate the “dressing”. Some of the locals take it all very seriously indeed.
B. Until the mid 19th century, children were used in England to climb down chimneys and clean them. In fiction, the most famous of all these children was “Oliver Twist”. Every May, in Rochester, these exploited youngsters are remembered in the Sweeps Festival. Children and adults dress up, and folk players sing and act, Morris dancers perform and a good time is had by all.
C. On the 12th night after Christmas, since the 1790’s, actors at the Drury Lane Theatre drink wine and eat a cake, inside which is baked a pea and a bean. It is called the Baddeley cake — named for an 18th century actor, Robert Baddeley, who left his money to help “decrepit actors” who are out of work. I can’t imagine why he thought the cake would be improved by a pea or bean.
D. Every February in St. Ives, Cornwall, the mayor throws a silver ball into a crowd of youngsters. It is fought for, thrown and passed around in the streets and on the beaches whilst fruit is thrown, toasts are given and speeches made. The ball is then returned to the mayor and the one who does so wins the traditional prize of 5 shillings. Being more valuable than the prize, I am surprised the ball is returned.
E. On March 25th, since the 13th Century, the village of Tichbourne remembers Lady Maybela de Tichborne. She carried a burning torch around the village when she was sick and dying because her mean husband had promised that all the land she could circle would be used to feed the poor. He never imagined that his wife would find miraculous strength to leave her bed and complete the journey.
F. Mummers’ Plays are one of the oldest surviving features of the traditional English Christmas. Mumming in England goes back for over a thousand years and is still popular — especially in Northern England. Mumming is best described as early pantomime. The plays are based loosely on the legend of St. George and the dragon. The plays are intended to show the struggle between good and evil.
Установите соответствие между заголовками 1-8 и текстами А-G. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании один заголовок лишний.
1. A brave effort
2. Regular Spring drama
3. Winter performance
4. Gone but not forgotten
5. Winter contest
6. Remembered by colleagues
7. Sweet success
8. Demonstration of thanks
G. In Midgley, Yorkshire, every Good Friday, the “Pace Egg play” is performed by local children. Characters include St George, The King of Egypt, Bold Slasher and Tosspot. Easter eggs are given out and kisses offered. Apparently the play dates back via the English “Mummers plays” to ancient Syria and Egypt. I was Tosspot once but nobody wanted to be kissed by me!
A В С D E F G
Прочитайте текст и заполните пропуски A—F частями предложений, обозначен¬ными цифрами 1-7. Одна из частей в списке 1-7 — лишняя. Занесите цифру, обо- значающую соответствующую часть предложения, в таблицу.
The Application Form
Mike finished reading the application form and then set it down. It was a nervous
moment. He needed this job. It was only | A | his only source of income during
this last term of college. Some of his friends were working three or even four days a
week. Mike didn’t understand how they could cope with their course work. But
him enough time to study. It was ideal.
He picked up the form again. If successful, he’d have to help with a touring market,
selling soap products. He’d travel to a different town each weekend 1 С |
Saturday until late Sunday night — depending how far away the market was that weekend.
Again he put the form down, scanned the pages once more, and got his pen ready. He
was still anxious. For a start, he only had one copy. If he made a spelling mistake there
was nothing he could do. For a moment he considered trying to create a replica form on
his computer. “Why on earth” he pondered aloud •m for this?” Jim
overheard him. “Because it is a real test Mike — everybody faces the same form. Tidy,
easily readable handwriting tells an employer quite a lot about the candidate applying for
the job. If a form comes
packed into a given space, mistakes crossed out
etc. — an employer will know so much more about who is applying for a job. Online ap¬plications all look the same.”
“I suppose so” — said Mike, yet again picking up and scrutinizing the form “but it’s
only a job selling soap in markets — not working for the Civil Service!”
“Whatever!” laughed Jim. “My advice is 1 F | two or three practice runs. You
need this job right? Ok — then take time to do the job properly”.
1. a weekend job but it would be
2. a weekend job would leave
3. in smudged, with too many words
4. to ask for help and to provide
5. to photocopy the form and do
6. and work from 5.00 am
7. do they use paper and ink
A В С D E F
Прочитайте текст и выполните задания 12—18. В каждом задании обведите цифру 1, 2, 3 или 4, соответствующую выбранному вами варианту ответа.
The Science Museum in Vancouver has had many different names over the years. Its present form however dates back to the 1986 World Fair (Expo 86). That year the theme for the World Fair was “Transport” and a special, modernistic exhibition space and dome was built as the centre piece. Called a geodesic dome; its style was influenced by the great American architect — Richard Buckminster Fuller. After the Fair closed, the people of Vancouver (private individuals, businesses, government offices) began a massive fund raising project to save the Dome and make it home to the city’s science museum. Two years later, $19 million dollars had been raised and the first stages of construction completed. In the first 12 weeks alone 310,000 visitors came to visit what was then called “Science World”.
Since that time the museum’s name changed a few times. The aluminium company, Alcan Inc, acted as sponsor so that one of the buildings would be named after thdm. Then Telus, the Canadian telecommunications giant donated $9 million dollars and the venue became “The Telus World of Science”: However, the new name proved almost universally unpopular among the people of Vancouver.
But during the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, the museum was once again transformed and for a short while became — the Russky Dom! This involved two weeks of spectacular events in February 2010. Every day the people of Vancouver and international visitors to the Winter Games were treated to Russian folk songs, dancers and music sessions. Russian athletes came in to meet the public and sign autographs. There were quizzes and comedy shows and an opportunity for the world to get a taste of what they might expect when the Winter Games come to Sochi in 2014. The centre piece was a huge electronic clock counting down the days, hours, minutes and seconds until the start of the Sochi games.
Today the museum is still very much in business attracting huge numbers of visitors. A $35 million dollar development program was recently announced. There are thousands of brilliant exhibits that teach children and adults all about the world. Many are “hands-on” so that people can perform simple experiments themselves. There is a fabulous and entertaining educational program. You can even go to the link for a taster!
If you plan to visit the museum there are a few exhibits you supply must not miss — “Our World” in particular. It is about sustainable electricity. There are kinetic wheels, wind tunnels and solar panels. You are even given the chance to generate electricity using your own hands. The largest and brightest gallery in the museum is called “Eureka”. Here you can explore and learn about water, air, light, sound and motion.
You can go in to “Contraption Corner”, check out an “inventor box” and construct one of several whirling, buzzing and spinning gadgets. You also get to try and find solutions to practical (and in some cases not so practical) problems — such as how to lift a hippopotamus!
But the wrangle over the name continues. Some people insist it is called “Telus World of Science” and others say it is called “Science World”. But there are more than a few citizens of Vancouver who still remember a great party in February 2010. For them— the name Russky Dom is the one they prefer to use!
I 12 | The “Science World” originally was
1) transport exhibition.
2) a part of the World Fair.
3) a geodesic sight.
4) Richard Buckminster Fuller’s home.
| 13 | The Museum changed its name due to the
1) development of telecommunications.
2) will of people of Vancouver.
3) popularity of local companies.
4) wish of the main sponsor.
] 14 | Which of the following is NOT TRUE about the Russky Dom?
1) Russian musicians performed there.
2) Athletes met the public there.
3) The clock there showed the time remaining till the Sochi Olympiad.
4) It was decided there to set the next 2014 Olympics in Sochi.
| 15 1 “Hands-on” in paragraph 4 refers to
4) educational programs.
1 16 1 The text particularly recommends to
1) generate electricity with one’s hands.
2) visit electricity exhibits.
3) enjoy a walk in a “Eureka” gallery.
4) pay attention to solar panels.
| 17 1 In the “Contraption Corner” one can
1) try oneself as an inventor.
2) solve any practical problem.
3) see all familiar gadgets.
4) try to lift a hippo.
1 18 | Which of the following officially won the name competition?
1) Telus World of Science.
2) Russky Dom.
3) Science World.
Раздел 3. Грамматика и лексика
Прочитайте приведённые ниже тексты. Преобразуйте, если необходимо, слова, напеча¬танные заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами 19—25, так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали содержанию текстов. Заполните пропуски получен¬ными словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы 19-25.
19 I think I may be allergic to shopping malls. I am not sure if my condition officially by medical science but I am sure there are others who suffer as I do. RECORD
20 All I have to do is walk inside one of awful places and within minutes the artificial “day light” from a thousand “soft” lights begins to give me a headache. THIS
1 21 Then there is the piped music which tunes in and out. endlesslv WALK
from shop to shop, my brain slowly turns into a large vegetable.
22 Christmas is in July and Valentines’ day is in October in these unreal labvrinths. A Christmas gift, for in August seems wrong to me. PAY
23 And surelv no one can believe signs that promise the sale ever BIG
virtually every day of the year.
24 Shopping should be exciting in opinion with fresh sites and beautiful goods to buy. Instead it feels much closer to being in a strange parallel universe. I
25 still is trying to leave. I can never find my way out to fresh air and daylight. I wonder if some poor souls remain trapped down there for weeks on end. BAD
Прочитайте приведённый ниже текст. Образуйте от слов, напечатанных заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами 26-31, однокоренные слова так, чтобы они грамматически и лексически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните про¬пуски полученными словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы 26—31.
Advantages of a regular homework
What is homework? Should it always be done in writing, or can it be
2б1 oral? Is it necessarily connected with the and tasks from INFORM
the text books?
Homework refers to any work or activity that students are asked to do outside the classroom, either on their own or with other students or parents.
Sometimes it is based on it involves highly
simple drill exercises, sometimes
challenging tasks, project or
research work aimed at integrating skills and knowledge from subject areas.
Research indicates that schools in which hoipework is routinely assigned and systemically assessed tend to have higher achieving students, as learning is not confined to the schoolroom environment.
designed and well balanced is able to APPROPRIATE
enhance self-discipline and good study habits; to develop students’ independence and . INITIATE
It can also provide an opportunity to revise or complete classroom work, thus reinforcing what has been taught, to provide regular feedback on the students’ progress in learning and raise academic skills and standards. Parents who are concerned with their kids’
homework get an opportunity to become engaged in the of EDUCATE
Прочитайте текст с пропусками, обозначенными номерами 32-38. Эти номера соот¬ветствуют заданиям 32-38, в которых представлены возможные варианты ответов. Обведите номер выбранного вами варианта ответа.
Day schools VS Boarding schools
The majority of modern public schools in the UK and state schools in the USA — schools that offer free education— are co-educational day schools. Children that attend these schools remain in family settings with family support and nurture that helps to reduce the stress of 32 any school for a child. They are able to retain con¬
tacts with friends and neighbours.
Being less expensive, these schools offer a wider
of courses and
activities. On the other hand, these schools have larger classes and lower academic standards as compared to more selective schools.
of encountering bad social trends: drug
Pupils there have a greater 34
culture, gangs, anti-intellectualism. Of course, much depends on the regional location
and the administrative policy of each school.
Boarding or recreational schools have smaller classes with more individualized
instruction; can often (though not always) boast higher academic standards that are
making students more independent thinkers; encourage them to
make many decisions on their own. Graduates of such schools may have an advantage when applying at more popular universities.
Students of such schools 36
lifetime friendships and the so-called
“old school tie” — the system of afterschool, lifelong support and lobbying former
schoolmates — can be truly applied in this case.
side of the medal: missed opportunities for parents to
But there is the 37
educate their children on values; disruption of family: homesick kids, parents missing their children; narrower and less-diverse 38 contacts; expensive tuition.
32 1) starting 2) entering 3) getting 4) going
33 1) group 2) selection 3) mixture 4) collection
34 1) ability 2) chance 3) opportunity 4) prospect
35 1) on 2) at 3) for 4) to
36 1) assemble 2) construct 3) build 4) design
37 1) another 2) other 3) different 4) optional
38 1) sociable 2) social 3) society 4) civil
Раздел 4. Письмо
Для ответов на задания 39 и 40 используйте бланк ответов № 2. Черновые пометки можно делать прямо на листе с заданиями или можно использовать отдельный черно¬вик. При выполнении заданий 39 и 40 особое внимание обратите на то, что ваши отве¬ты будут оцениваться только по записям, сделанным в бланке ответов № 2. Никакие записи черновика не будут учитываться экспертом. Обратите внимание также на не¬обходимость соблюдения указанного объёма текста. Тексты недостаточного объёма, а также часть текста, превышающая требуемый объём, не оцениваются. Запишите сна¬чала номер задания (39, 40), а затем ответ на него. Если одной стороны бланка недос-таточно, вы можете использовать другую его сторону.
39 You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Monica who writes:
…Thank you for the book about national festivals in Russia. Which of them do you personally like most and why? How popular festivals like “Maslennitsa” or Kolyadky before Christmas are among young people today? Why are there so many different regional festivals in Russia?
…Next week I’m planning to apply to a University…
In your letter
— answer her questions,
— ask 3 questions about the University she is going to apply to.
Write 100—140 words.
Remember the rules of letter writing.
40 Comment on the following statement.
School friendship can’t last forever.
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200—250 words.
Use the following plan:
— make an introduction (state the problem)
— express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
— express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
— explain why you don’t agree with the opposing opinion
— make a conclusion restating your position