Test 4


READINGRead the text below. Mach choices (A - H) to (1 – 5). There are three choices you do not need to use.

(1) _________Money often causes problems in a marriage, sometimes leading couples directly to divorce court. To control money problems in a marriage, set goals to clarify what you really want. Another technique is to find out where you are really spending your money. Add up those «little» expenses such as a morning cup of latte at $3.00 a cup or an apple-blueberry muffin for $1.00. At the end of the year, you’ve spent $1,460. In addition, set a «talk to me» limit, deciding which purchases require a household discussion. For example, many couples might decide that any purchase over $200 requires a joint discussion before purchase. 

(2) _________When aging parents need help, it puts a tremendous weight on their adult children. The situation is particularly difficult if the parent does not live nearby. To handle such difficult situations, some health experts advise adult children to investigate community resources such as Meals on Wheels. Another suggestion is to rotate care among other family members. Sometimes the problem can be alleviated by having the parent move closer. It is also essential to assess the parent’s actual needs.

(3) _________

The cold and flu season typically occurs during the fall and winter. According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, one billion colds occur in the United States each year with children suffering the majority of these. To ward off colds, wash your hands frequently. Another technique is to avoid touching one’s eyes and nose. Cleaning household surfaces with disinfectants can also help reduce the spread of infection. However, avoiding people with colds is equally important.

(4) _________

Because of the danger of hypothermia, one should dress in layers if exercising during cold winter weather. Another precaution to take for exercising in the winter months is to drink plenty of liquids and to watch for frostbite. Stretching before and after exercising is also vital in winter because one’s muscles will be cold.

(5) _________

When you reach a stop sign and no one is coming from the other direction, do you roll on through instead of stopping? A large majority of bad drivers say that they believe it is okay to go through stop signs as long as no one gets hurt. Do you talk on the cell phone while driving instead of pulling over to stop and talk? Seventy-seven percent of bad drivers frequently don’t pull over. Do you hate driving behind large vehicles that obstruct your view? More than 60% of bad drivers report that they are frustrated when driving behind SUVs. Do you find yourself in confrontations on the road because of your own driving habits or the driving habits of others? At least half of all bad drivers do. (adapted from Insure.com 2004)

A Neglecting the regulations is contagious.
B Some serious medical conditions often go unnoticed.
C The ways to curb expenses in the household budget.
D Winter weather is no excuse for lack of exercise.
E Offspring’s moral imperatives.
F Millions of people suffer from colds in the U.S. each year.
G Preventative measures.
H Rules to follow for workouts at low temperatures.


Read the text below. For questions (6 – 11) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D).


The elephant is the largest animal to walk on Earth. An elephant can carry a load of 1200 pounds. They eat 300 pounds of food a day. An elephant baby can weigh 200 pounds at birth. Elephants can live up to 70 years. Elephants can be trained to carry logs with their trunks, and have been used in the forestry*industry in Asia for many years. Elephants also use their trunks for drinking water, bathing, and eating and communicating. Recently it was discovered that elephants can communicate over a distance of several miles using infrasonic sounds inaudible to humans. Elephants use their ears as a cooling system. Blood flows through veins in the ears and as the elephant flaps his ears, the blood cools and flows through his body to cool off other parts. Elephant feet are large and round. They distribute the large animal’s weight effectively. In the past, elephants were killed and their feet were made into umbrella stands and small tables for tourists. Now elephants are protected by special laws. There are two kinds of elephants: the African elephant and the Indian elephant. African elephants can be identified by the larger ears. The African elephant grows up to 10 feet tall and weighs as much as 12,000 pounds. The Indian elephant grows up to 9 feet tall, and weighs up to 8000 pounds. It’s easier to identify because of its smaller ears. Most circus elephants are Indian elephants. Another name for the Indian elephant is the Asian elephant. Unfortunately, there is a growing conflict between elephants and humans as more of the elephants’ habitat is developed. Elephants can destroy the crops of an entire village in a single night, and this also causes conflict. At the moment, there are about 600,000 elephants remaining in Africa. The greatest threat to elephants is the ivory trade. Most commercial ivory comes from elephant’s tusks. From 1979 to 1989 was a bad time for African elephants. About 70,000 wild elephants were killed for ivory each year. In 1989 an international treaty limited the trade in ivory, decreasing the number of elephants killed, but elephants are still being killed for ivory. Please don’t ever buy anything made from ivory! Don’t even buy anything that looks like ivory!

forestry * is the science or skill of growing and taking care of trees in forests, especially in order to obtain wood.

6. Which is NOT true about the elephants?


 A new born elephant can weigh 200 pounds .


 They can be trained to communicate.


 They can be taught useful for humans skills.


 Their life span is almost like humans’.

7 .When elephants communicate


they keep water in there trunks to cool blood.


they deliberately use inaudible to humans sounds.


they move their ears intensely to cool the inner organs.


use their ears to make blood run faster.

8. Elephant feet


 are tiny and round


 used to be carved by tourists


 let elephants balance themselves


 used to be made into statues.

9. What differentiates two kinds of elephants


The tail, trunk and feet.


The trunk, ears and weight.


The feet, tusks and the size of body.


The size of ears, weight and height.

10. What animal is the most dangerous to an elephant?


Human beings.







11. How can you help elephants?


Don’t eat elephant burgers!


Avoid purchasing whatever made from tusks.


Don’t go to Africa.


Buy only artificial ivory.


Read the text below. Mach choices (A - H) to (12 – 16). There are two choices you do not need to use.


A US man held on to the back of his sports car and rang police on his mobile phone as a thief drove off at speeds of up to 130mph. Tony Young said he was determined to hang on to his car because it had been stolen before, but admitted he thought he was a ‘goner’.Mr Young, 35, of Swartz Creek, told reporters: «1 didn’t want to lose it again. That car’s my pride and joy».

The car was stolen from his home, but Mr Young asked a friend to give him a lift so he could look for it, and they saw the car at a stop sign.

He challenged the driver but the car drove off. Mr Young jumped on the back of the car and held on to the spoiler.

As the car went faster and faster, Young hung on and gave police a running commentary on his phone. He says he thought he was going to die when the car turned on to a motorway.

The chase finally ended when the thief stopped the car and ran away on foot. He was caught by police about 10 minutes later.

(13) _________

Britain’s newspapers have played their annual April Fool’s jokes on their readers with a series of hoax stories.

«The Sun» reckons gipsies have established a camp on the Queen’s grass at Windsor Castle using a 650-year-old law. The paper reckons the gipsies claim to be descended from the original builders of the castle who got permission to put their tents there from King Edward III.

«The Mirror» reckons sheep with St George’s Cross markings on their coats are being used to cut the grass at the new Wembley football stadium. It says the natural fertilizer of their droppings has reduced the need for chemicals, meaning less allergic reaction on players. The paper claims a Wembley spokesman said: «It’s based on methods going back centuries».

Meanwhile «The Daily Mail» has what it claims to be a ‘Royal picture exclusive’ of Prince Charles and Prince Harry shopping for sexy underwear. The pictures show Royal look-alikes examining bras and knickers at what is described as an exclusive lingerie shop near Windsor Castle.

(14) _________

A German scientist is being studied by colleagues after claiming that he has eaten nothing for four years. Cancer researcher Dr Michael Werner says he gets all his energy from sunlight. He says he drinks only water mixed with a small amount of fruit juice.

Dr Werner has written a book about his experiences, saying that when he started the experiment he even put on weight. In his book he says: «1 can’t really explain what is happening on a scientific level in my case, but perhaps just a little bit of faith is all that is needed».

German colleagues who are investigating the source of Dr Werner’s energy say only plants can synthesize energy from the sun, and they cannot explain how he is able to stay healthy.

Dr Helmut Oberritter, head of the German society for nutrition, said: «It is not possible to live on what one gets from fruit juice. There are lots of vital proteins and fats that are missing. Obviously this case needs a lot more investigating before we will be able to explain it».


An Italian woman who was previously confined to a wheelchair has gone trekking in Nepal after diagnosing her illness on the Internet.

Stefania Vanoni’s illness had puzzled her doctors in Baceno in northern Italy for more than two decades.

Endless tests failed to find out why she was unable to walk, reported Italian media. But after identifying the symptoms that had left her crippled as the condition known as ataxia, she is now walking again and has to take one small tablet a day.

After reading how an inability to coordinate muscular movements was a symptom of certain nervous disorders, she asked doctors to perform a DNA test which confirmed that she had ataxia.

After six months of physiotherapy and treatments, she was able to walk again for the first time in 23 years, and lead «a normal life».

Vanoni now wants to make up for lost time, and following her trekking holiday in Nepal she is planning another trekking trip to Peru.

(16) _________

A 9-year-old Bulgarian orphan who was adopted by a wealthy Western family has given £6,000 worth of presents to his former playmates.

The youngster, named Axel, saved his Christmas and birthday money for five years to save up the cash to buy toys and clothes.

Axel was adopted five years ago by the family of a rich banker in Luxembourg from an orphanage in the small town of Dobrich.

Dr Eugenia Georgieva, director of the orphanage, said that Axel regularly wrote her emails and told her about saving his Christmas and birthday money to help his old friends.

She said, «I imagined he was talking about pocket money amounts».

She added that Axel’s dream was to return to Bulgaria as a grown-up and set up his own bank there.

A Designer dog bums down kitchen
B Wallace and Grombit posters banned
C Deliberate deceiving.
D Donations from anadoptee.
E Facing death pursuing.
F Hair by axe, sword and vacuum cleaner
G Wheelchair-bound patient diagnosed online.
H Nourishing on the sunlight energy.


Read the text below. Choose from (A - H) the one which best fits each space (17-22). There are three choices you do not need to use.

Pizza And Comprehension

«Perry’s Pepper Pizza Parlor!» Perry said. «May I help you?»

«Yes, I’d like to order a large pepper pepperoni pizza with hot peppers and green peppers», said the lady on the other end of the phone.«Is that all, ma’am?» asked Perry.

«Yes, but please put the hot peppers on half the pizza and the green peppers on both halves».

«Also, 17 ____________________ but not on the green pepper part».

«But didn’t you say you wanted the green peppers on both parts?»

«That’s right», the lady replied.

«That’s not possible!» Perry pronounced.


«I mean the pepperoni part».

«I don’t see why pepperoni placement is so difficult», the lady said. «19___________________, just put the pepperoni on the whole pizza!» she added impatiently.

Perry sighed. «That will be twelve dollars and fourteen cents».

«Can you deliver my pizza?»

«Sure can. What’s your address?»

«There’s no number, but I live on Forest view Road».

«Can you help me a little more than that?» Perry asked, trying to be as pleasant as possible .

«I live in a white trailer with a pickup truck in the driveway», responded the lady.

Perry wanted to scream, «20____________________”» but he restrained himself. «Can you give me a little more help than that?» he asked calmly.

Yes, there is no blue picket fence in front of our home», said the lady.

«Are there blue picket fences in front of all the other homes on your road?»

«No, silly, 21___________________. Just look for the home that doesn’t have one there anymore».

Perry began to dream about early retirement. «I’m kind of confused», he said in a shaky voice. «No offense, sir», the lady said, «22_____________________».

A Why can’t I have green peppers on the whole pizza?

B but you do have a listening comprehension problem

C I’d like the pepperoni on the hot pepper part

D So, does everyone else in this county!

E Who has put green peppers on the whole pizza?

F but we used to have one a few years ago

G but you do have a good voice

H But if that’s too much trouble

I I ordered the cake with sour cream


Read the text below. For questions (23 – 34) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D)

Adapted from The Lady or the Tiger by Frank StocktonWhen all the people had assembled, the king, surrounded by his court, gave a signal. Then a door beneath him opened, and the accused man (23)________ out into the arena. Directly opposite him were two doors, exactly (24)________ and side by side. It was the duty and the privilege of the person on trial to walk (25) _____ to these doors and open one of them. He could open (26)_____ door he pleased; he was subject to no guidance or influence but that of impartial and incorruptible chance. If he opened the one, there (27)________ of it a hungry tiger, the fiercest and most cruel that could be found, which immediately sprang upon him and tore him to (28)_______ as a punishment for his (29) _____. But, if the accused person opened the other door, out of it came a beautiful lady, and to this lady he was immediately married, as a (30) ______ of his innocence. This was the king’s method of (31) _____ justice. Its perfect (32)______ is obvious. The criminal could not be pleased, without having the slightest (33) _____ whether, in the next instant, he was to be devoured or married. So the accused person was instantly (34)________ if guilty, and, if innocent, he was rewarded on the spot.


Read the text below. For questions (35 – 46) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D).

A Little Advice

Allow me 35 ___________ you a little advice about writing fiction. First, make your characters believable. Make sure that they behave and talk 36___________ individuals. In real life, everyone is unique. If all your characters (37)________ the same way and (38)________ to things in the same way, you (39)________ your readers from the start. Once your readers (40) _____________ in your characters, you must get them to care. Each reader (41) ____________ identify with at least one character, to almost become that character in his or her mind. You can do this by (42) __________ characters with genuine human traits, both good and bad. The individuals who populate your story (43) __________ human strengths and weaknesses.Now it’s time to weave your tale, to create a plot. Your readers (44)________ the story now; they (45)________.

One last thing. Your story must touch the readers’ emotions. If you can make them 46 __________ along with your characters, you will be a successful writer.

  A B C D
35 giving to give give to be given
36 as well like as as if
37 speak speaks spoke spoken
38 will react reacted to be react react

  A B C D
39 to lose will lose lost was lost
40 believe believed have believed had believed
41 are able to was able to must be able to will able to
42 developing develope developed will develope
43 should have will have have had
44 was part of are part of were part of is part of
45 were involved involve are involved to be involved
46 laughed and cried laughing and crying to laugh and cry laugh and cry


Write to the newspaper advertising the art exhibition in the gallery. In your letter ask for some information about the date, the time, the place, the cost and the theme of the event; people invited and activities planned; the availability of accommodation for not local visitors


1.C; 2.E; 3.G; 4.H; 5.A; 6.B; 7.C; 8.C; 9.D; 10.A; 11.B; 12.E; 13.C; 14.H; 15.G; 16.D; 17.C; 18.A; 19.H; 20.D; 21.F; 22.B; 23.C; 24.A; 25.В; 26.D; 27.В; 28.A; 29.C; 30.D; 31.B; 32.D; 33.C; 34.D; 35.B; 36.C; 37.A; 38.D; 39.В; 40.A; 41.С; 42.A; 43.A; 44.В; 45.C; 46.D


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