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Раздел 1. Аудирование
Вы услышите 6 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказывания¬ми каждого говорящего A-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.
1. sometimes we need to travel to enjoy our hobby.
2. pastimes are generally expensive.
3. hobbies can sometimes change one’s life.
4. it is not easy to focus on one hobby.
5. hobbies can be the result of pure chance.
6. some hobbies are a form of escape. 4
7. an extra effort is sometimes rewarded.
Говорящий A В С D E F
Ц] Вы услышите диалог. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений А-G соот¬ветствуют содержанию текста (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.
Victor doesn’t like the programme Anna is watching.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
Anna finds the topic of Victor’s essay interesting.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
Victor believes the middle of the 20th century was rich on extraordinary people.
1) True 2) Fallse 3) Not stated
Florence Nightingale was a nick name of the famous nurse.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
Anna prefers Nancy Astor’s career to that of Florence Nightingale.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
Anna missed most part of the programme.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
Anna won’t let her brother watch his favourite TV programme in peace.
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.
Language and Me
As a little child the speaker spoke little and badly because
1) family conversations were too clever for the little boy.
2) he was left alone at home for most of the day.
3) the family were too busy to concern themselves with his speaking skills.
1~4~1 The speaker’s progress in language development was interrupted by moving to
1) a new cultural environment.
2) a secondary school.
3) a foreign country.
At secondary school the speaker became quite noticeable for his
1) failure in Latin as a way to rebel his parents.
2) ability to socialize easily with girls.
3) above average skills in math and sports.
|~6~| The speaker was accepted to the US Naval Academy thanks to his physical fitness,
1) academic skills in science and a textbook written by his father.
2) skills needed for engineering and academic family background.
3) high grades in math and ability to speak and write good English.
|~7~1 The speaker chose Russian as a foreign language only because it was the language
1) none of his fellow-students could have learned before.
2) that was rare and seldom taught at the Academy.
3) potentially useful for the military career.
8 Language studies opened a new world for the speaker because
1) they led to a lasting passion for Russian culture.
2) he could finally read Russian classics in the original.
3) the quality of linguistic instruction was inspirational.
|~9~| The speaker left the Academy to continue learning and then teaching Russian history
3) world cultures.
Раздел 2. Чтение
1. The fastest way
2. Happy times
3. Mission impossible
4. Now or never
5. Difficult job
6. Warm welcome
7. Hardly likely
8. Animal rights
A. It’s really hard for the nurses. They often work 12 hour shifts and in environment that could mean life or death if they make a mistake. And their pay is so low. Yet most of them just get on with it without complaining and they always seem to be cheerful, kind and interested in their patients.
B. It was better in the 70s. Our lives weren’t lived attached to mobile phones. There were no speed cameras. The music was brilliant — Glam, Prog and Punk Rock. And the fashion was outrageous. We must have looked complete idiots in our platforms and feather cuts — but we thought we looked amazing. And maybe we were.
C. My dog is a Border Collie called Rags. We have a big garden and Rags is taken for walks mornings and evenings. But he gets lonely during the day. This probably accounts for his mad greeting everyday when we return. He woofs, wags and jumps in a blur of delight — so happy to see that we’re home!
D. They say that a meteorite hit the Yucatan Peninsula 65 million years ago causing mass extinctions of species. The dinosaurs were the most famous casualties. Some people say it is bound to happen again any day now and that we will be the most famous of the new casualties. Optimistically — I’m still making appointments for next week.
E. Learning English is a long, slow process. There are mountains of verb tables, forests of vocabulary and wilderness plains of multiple choice questions. The only way to get there quicker is to go and live in the UK for a couple of months. That will do the job nicely!
F. Once a week we get a spelling test and we have to memorise fifty new words. I generally get 45 or more but it is too difficult to get them all. I mean this is on top of all the other homework we have to do. How on earth do they expect us to find the time?
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.
G. In Spain 11500 bulls are killed every year in official bull fights. They say it is supposed to be a real match and the matadors risk death at every encounter. This is, of course, nonsense. Really the poor old bull stands no chance of anything other than a slow and painful death. I think it should be banned.
A В С D Ё 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.
Sergey Pavlovich Diaghilev
On 21st August 1929 a funeral barge set off for the little island of San Michele, where
the city of Venice | A | . the beginning of the 19th century. The body on the
barge, bound for the Greek Orthodox section of the cemetery, was that of Sergey Pavlovich Diaghilev, founder and leader of the Ballets Russes and one of the most influential pioneers of modern art in the twentieth century.
In the course of a twenty three year career Diaghilev В Americas. In this
relatively short space of time he transformed the world of dance, theatre, music and the visual arts as no one | С [ (or has done since).
From 1896 he was active in Russia as a critic, exhibition organiser, publisher and art historian. Through his journal Mir Iskusstva and exhibitions he brought Russian art out of years of stagnation. He championed international symbolism, art nouveau, the Arts
and Crafts Movement and Russian neo nationalism. He managed 1 D | artistic
He set up a travelling, privately financed ballet troupe that performed in Europe’s and
America’s most famous theatres, and for nearly quarter of a century it E dance company. Its early productions fed the craze for the Slavic and oriental exoticism,
catapulting the Ballet Russes to instant fame. He was a central figure 1 F | of
Paris, London, Rome, Berlin and Madrid during the golden age of modern art. He lived through bankruptcy, war, revolution and exile.
1. had ever done before
2. would be the world’s leading
3. in the artistic worlds
4. to revive forgotten aspects of Russia’s
5. had made his mark in Europe and the
6. was named after Diaghilev
7. has buried its dead since
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.
1847. It was his toughest year and they had all been tough. As a 13 year old living in Verhnie Aremzyani he did not know, for example, that a lady had just published a book called “Jane Eyre” or that she’d used a false name, Currer Bell, to disguise her gender. Nor would he have known that 6000 miles away a town called Yerba Buena was being formally re-named. Dmitry hardly knew what was happening in Tobolsk, let alone Moscow. He had far more pressing problems. At an age when for other children happy childhood might have been giving way to purposeful adulthood — Dmitry knew only despair. His father Ivan Pavlovich was dead. His mother’s livelihood in a nearby factory had been destroyed in a cruel fire. Dmitry may not have known about Charlotte Bronte or San Francisco (as Yerba Buena had been re-christened) but he certainly knew hard times lay ahead.
Dmitry was the youngest of 14 brothers and sisters. Being the youngest had its advantages in terms of maternal and sisterly affection. It possibly also helped in his educational development. For two years he attended the Gymnasium in Tobplsk and did fairly well. But the family was now really poor. At the age of 15 they all relocated to St Petersburg — hoping for a better life. Dmitry entered the Main Pedagogical Institute and successfully graduated. Things seemed to be looking up — when disaster struck in the form of tuberculosis or ТВ.
ТВ is a dreadful disease. Usually the victim suffers from chronic, disabling fits of coughing. Fever, night sweats and dramatic loss of weight follow. We may suppose Dmitry suffered all of these because he made the sudden decision to travel to Crimea where, it was supposed, the warm southern climate would provide a better cure than any medicines. And so it proved. Dmitry became a science teacher at Simferopol Gymnasium No 1. When he returned to St. Petersburg in 1857 — his health was fully restored, his career as a scientist could properly begin.
In late August 1861 his first book (on the spectroscope) was published. In 1862, after an — engagement lasting just 23 days, he married Feozva Nikitichna — a marriage that was to sadly end disastrously and cause serious damage to his career. The following year, aged 29, he became Professor of Chemistry at the St. Petersburg Technological Institute.
On March 6th, 1869 Dmitry made a formal presentation to the Russian Chemical Society. A lot of other things were happening in 1869 and without doubt Dmitry was aware of most of them. Certainly he would have read that Ulysses S Grant had been elected 18th President of the USA and that the Suez Canal was complete. Probably he didn’t then know that a new synthetic material called plastic had just been patented or that a ship called The Cutty Sark was on its maiden voyage. But in a sense, none of these things were as important as the paper delivered that evening by a certain Mr. Dmitry Ivanovich Mendeleev.
As a result of that presentation, Dmitry was credited as being the creator of the first version of the periodic table of elements. Fantastically, using his table, he was able to predict the properties of elements yet to be discovered. From tough beginnings, Dmitry rose to be one of the greatest scientists the world has ever known.
Next time you are on the metro, line No9, passing south from Savelovskaya towards Moscow City Centre, spare a moment to remember Dmitry — the boy from Verhnie Aremzyani.
12 | Mentioning “Jane Eyre” and San Francisco in paragraph 1 the author probably wants to
1) point our attention to the times in which Mendeleev’s childhood ended.
2) demonstrate how obscure Mendeleev’s childhood was.
3) show how much young Mendeleev knew about the world around him.
4) stress the point that Mendeleev grew up being very ignorant,
13 We learn from paragraph 2 about Mendeleev’s family that
1) Dmitry suffered from lack of family love.
2) they helped him to study at the Tobolsk gymnasium.
3) it had always been extremely poor.
4) Dmitry had 13 elder brothers and sisters.
14 | What, according to the author, helped Mendeleev to win over TV
1) becoming a science teacher.
2) traveling around Crimea.
3) change of climate.
4) getting better medicine.
15 What does the author say about Mendeleev’s marriage to Feoza?
1) It happened when he was too young.
2) It had bad influence on his career.
3) It lasted only a few days.
4) It helped him to get a professor’s position.
16 | According to the author in 1869 Mendeleev was sure to know about
1) Cutty Sark voyage.
2) invention of plastic.
3) election of president Grant.
4) new patents on synthetic materials.
17 1 Of all the important events in 1869 Mendeleev’s presentation was special as
1) it was proved that tough beginnings may have glorious endings.
2) Dmitry was credited as the creator of the periodic table of elements.
3) it showed the possibility to predict properties of undiscovered elements.
4) Dmitry became one of the greatest scientists of the world.
18 | The last paragraph probably implies that
1) Savelovskaya station is related to the life of Mendeleev.
2) there is a metro station named after Mendeleev.
3) everyone should visit metro line #9 in Moscow.
4) when in Moscow metro, remember Mendeleev’s discoveries.
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.
California Summer Camp for Children
When it comes to California summer camps for kids, Skylake Yosemite
Summer Camp is the very . This year the camp is celebrating
its 66th season.
If you are looking for a summer camp your kids invite you to consider Skylake.
love, we LOVE
in the California Sierra National Forest, on Bass Lake, LOCATE
just a few miles from the south gates of Yosemite National Park. Skylake Yosemite is the kind of summer camp kids love.
Our dock on Bass Lake offers a variety of fun-packed waterfront
, warm-water swimming, waterskiing and tubing, and canoes
and kayaks. All staff members are First Aid Certified and have Water Safety Certifications.
23 The pine forest
the camp offers plenty of beautiful open land SURROUND
to accommodate horseback riding, a challenging ropes course, sand volleyball court, tennis courts, arts and crafts building and much more.
Day trips and backpack trips into Yosemite National Park
almost daily. Our camp-meal menus are creatively varied, always with lots of fresh ingredients.
25 Getting to
from Northern and Southern California and provide complimentary pick up at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, located only one hour from camp.
camp is easy, because we offer charter bus service WE
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. ‘ —
Moscow State University
One of the oldest Russian institutions of higher education, Moscow University was established in 1755. In 1940 it was named after Academician Mikhail Lomonosov (1711—1765), an outstanding Russian
scientist, who greatly contributed to the of the university in
From the very beginning elitism was alien to the very spirit of the University community. The Decree ’ Elizaveta Petrovna signed stated that the university was to educate commoners; it was the academic
of a student that mattered, not his social position or family ACHIEVE
In the late part of XVIII century there were only three noblemen among the 26 professors at Moscow University, most of the students were commoners too. The best students were sent to continue their education
abroad, establishing the contacts with the international community.
• tuition at Moscow University was free for all students. Later ORIGIN
only poor students were exempt from tuition fees. The state funding
did not cover all the University expenses; thus the
administration had to find ways to raise additional, funds.
The University was partly funded by its patrons, such as the rich merchants of the Demidov and Stroganov families and some others, who
donated laboratory , books, various collections and EQUIP
established scholarships for University students.
University alumni supported their alma mater through hard times
raising money by public subscription. University professors TRADITION
bequeathed to the University library their private book collections.
Прочитайте текст с пропусками, обозначенными номерами 32-^38. Эти номера соответ¬ствуют заданиям 32-38, в которых представлены возможные варианты ответов. Обве¬дите номер выбранного вами варианта ответа.
Schools for gifted and talented: view of American scholars
Gifted programs often provoke controversy because there is no standard definition of
what a gifted student is. There are six
to determine 33
of ability often evaluated in order
a child is gifted: general intellectual ability, specific
academic aptitude, creative thinking, leadership ability, visual and performing arts, and
psychomotor ability. They are
by combinations of standardized tests, plus
peer and teacher evaluations.
On the one hand schools for gifted and talented may
stress of isolation and peer rejection often experienced by gifted students in a traditional
school. On the other hand — social development of a child may be impeded as a result of
isolation from the general population.
We can’t deny the fact that gifted programs offer personalized instruction and
enriched curriculum suited to the needs of students gifted in this or that area. Such
programs allow students to learn at a highly
______ rate according to their
ability. School administrators in such schools hire gifted teaching staff and select
teachers who can be a source of instructional innovation.
Such schools normally have smaller classes and in general these schools for the gifted
are few. Access
them may be physically difficult because of their location.
Besides, they may be not available for families with limited income as they may be
expensive. If such schools are publicly funded, they may be opposed as elitist and
1) districts of misusing money that might go to traditional schools. 2) regions 3) areas 4) parts
33 1) wherever 2) whether 3) whenever 4) whereas
34 1) quantified 2) calculated 3) determined 4) measured
35 1) relieve 2) treat 3) simplify 4) improve
36 1) hasty 2) prompt 3) accelerated 4) hurried
37 1) for 2) to 3) at 4) in
38 1) blamed 2) charged 3) claimed 4) accused
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 Mary who writes:
…My doctor said I shouldn’t eat chocolate. At all!! Horror! What kind of food you feel difficult to live without, if any? What do you usually have for a quick snack? How do you like lunches served at your school canteen?
…Last week I wrote two final tests.
In your letter
— answer her questions,
— ask 3 questions about her final tests.
Write 100—140 words.
Remember the rules of letter writing.
40 Comment on the following statement.
Bookstores selling paper books will soon be the sign of the past.
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200—250 words.
Use the following plan:
— make an introduction (state the problem) 4
— 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