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Task 1. Listening

Listen to the speakers. For questions (1-6) choose the correct answer(A, B or C). Write your answerson the separate answer sheet. You will listen to each recording twice.

1. What job does he do?

2. What sport does the girl enjoy?

3. What has the girl decided to buy?

4. What is special about this land?

A They celebrate New Year’s Day in winter.

B Winter is the hottest time of the year.

C Everything is upside-down in Austria.


5. What does he do when he feels stressed?

A He deals with thestress only by exercising.

B He deals with his stress by squeezing pet.

C He deals with his stress by exercising and squeezing something.


6. How does he feel about this holiday?

A It is his favourite holiday.

B He doesn’t like it because he is a vegetarian and never tries roast turkey.

C He doesn’t like taking part in Thanksgiving Day parades through his town.


Task 2. Listening

Listen to the text. For statements (7-11) chooseT if the statement is true according to the text, F if it is false. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet. You will listen to the text twice.


7. The new invitation is a television set combined with a bicycle.  T F
8. The experiment’s aim wasto measure electricity generated through exercise. T F
9. Mr. Allison says watching television limits children’s imagination. T F
10. Mr. Allison tried to discourage people from using lifts. T F
11. The invitation has reduced the number of overweight children in the USA by 13%. T F




Task 3. Listening

Listen to the text. For questions (12-16) choose the correct answer(A, B or C). Write your answers on the separate answer sheet. You will listen to the text twice.


12. Which health problem was NOT mentioned in the fairy tale?

A Poorvision.

B Bad hearing.

C Terrible headaches.


13. Which action caused the son to move the old grandfather to sit in the corner behind the stove?

A He droppedhis cane.

B Hespilt his broth.

C He didn’t pay attention.


14. Which action caused them to exchange a wooden bow!for the earthenware bowl?

A He broke his bowl.

B He complained about the taste.

C He insulted his grandson.


15. Which action caused them to reconsidertheir treatment of the old man?

A The old man looked towardsthe table with his eyesfull of tears.

B Their child began creating something for them toe at outofin their old age.

C Their child began crying when speaking with the old man.


16. How did they treat the old manin the end?

A With respect and as an equal.

B They continued to ignore him.

C They asked their child to spend more time with him.



Read the texts below. Match choices (A—H) to (17-21). There are three choices you do not need to use. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.



Read the text below. For questions (22-26) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.

The Beginning

The wind stabbed through his heavy wool jacket as though he wasn’t even wearing one. Andy struggled to wrap his scarf more securely around his neck and face. Gusts of thickly flying snow hid the sun and made it impossible to look at his watch, so he had no idea what time it was. He was certain of only one thing. Somewhere along the way back to his uncle’s house he had taken a wrong turn and was now lost.

In the Colorado Rocky Mountains, a wrong turn could be fatal in a snowstorm. Here, the ranchers and farmers strung a rope from the house to the barn to provide safe passage if they had to go outside. Andy had heard about that, but he hadn’t been impressed; after all, he was tough.

He shook his head in aneffort to clear his vision. Even though he kept rubbing his eyes, snow frosted his eyelashes so quickly that he could barely see. The thought that a simple afternoon walk had turned into a life-and-death struggle frightened him. He probably should have listened to his uncle when he reminded him to stay close to home.

A sudden slip sent him tumbling down steep incline. Exhausted, he struggled to his feet and stumbled into a drift of snow already driven high by the wind. Panic drove him to scramble through it, but he discovered that his feet were growing numb. Uncomfortably, he suddenly recalled his last words to his mother as she put him onthe plane to visit his uncle for the holidays. “I’ll be okay,” he had said, rolling his eyes while she cautioned him about the weather. He was more eager to get his first vacation away from home started than he was to listen to her fussing over him.

Now he regretted that he had not said something nice to her before he boarded the plane.

It looked as though he might not get the opportunity again, and that drove another dagger of cold through his jacket, although he could scarcely feel it. Based on the stories he had heard, numbness was a bad sign. His body was freezing.

He fell in the snow and lay there for what seemed like an hour, although he knew it couldn’t have been more than a few minutes. He thought of his mother and how miserable she would be if something happened to him. For once, he felt truly guilty. After his father’s death, she had worked very hard to take care of him, and he had never thought to show his appreciation.

No more of that, he thought. He would change. If he made it through this, he would be a completely different person. All he desired was another chance.

In the distance, from what seemed like miles away, he heard someone calling his name.

“Here!”he called frantically. “Here!” For him, this would not be the end of the story, but the beginning.


22. Which ofthe following is an OPINION in the story?

A Andy loses his wayin the storm.

B Andy falls down steep incline.

C Andy hears someonecalling his name.

D Andy needs a vacation away from home


23. What happensto cause Andyto have clearer view of his life?

A He almost dies in the snowstorm.

B He realizes that he misses his mother.

C He discovers that he likes life on a ranch.

D He and his uncle have a long talk.


24. Which of the following words BEST describes Andy's feelings about his mother at the end of the story?

A Anger.

B Guilt.

C Happiness.

D Dislike.


25. What is the setting for this story?

A A park during a snowstorm.

B A city during a snowstorm.

C A quiet little town during a snowstorm.

D Open country during a snowstorm.


26. What is the BEST summary of this passage?

A Being lost in a snowstorm makes Andy want to becomea rancher.

B Being lost in a snowstorm makes Andy decide to be angry with his mother.

C After being lost in a snowstorm, Andy thanks the men who rescued him.

D After being lost in a snowstorm, Andy decidesto change his tough attitude.


Task 6. READING.

Read the texts below. Match choices (A-H) to (27-31). There are two choices you do not need to use. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.



New Year’s Eve,

December 31, is more important to Americans than New Year’s Dayitself. In the United

States, the federal holiday is January 1, but most people begin celebrating on December, 31.

Sometimes they have masquerade balls, where guests dress up in costumes and covertheir

faces with masks. Accordingto an oldtradition, guests unmask at midnight. Many Americans

watch television as part of the festivities. Most of the television channels show Times Square

in the heart of New York City.



Martin Luther King Jr,

a distinguished African American, organized andled thecivil rights movement in the United

States during the 1960s. During the 1963 march on Washington,he deliveredthestirring and

memorable ‘I have a dream’ speech to a quarter million people gathered before the Lincoln




Memorial Day

is the day on which Americans remember those whodied in the service of their country.

Manyfamilies visit graves and decorate them with flowers, and the day is also marked with

patriotic parades. This day is considered the beginning of the summerseason.




This holiday commemorates the birthdays of George Washington,the first President of the

United States, and Abraham Lincoln, President during the Civil War (1861 —1865).



Independence Day

is the US National Day. It commemorates the day the Declaration of Independence was

signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. This holiday is celebrated all over the country with

picnics, political speeches, and community get-togethers that culminate in fireworks




Thanksgiving Day

The first Thanksgiving Day was observed by the Pilgrims at Plymouth Colony in

Massachusetts in 1621 to give thanks for the bountiful harvest and their triumph of survival

over the wilderness. Now it is a time when Americans give thanks for the goodlife they

enjoy andcelebrate by getting together with family andfriends to eat traditional foods such

as turkey, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie.


Which holiday is known for _________ ?

A survival victory

B patriotic parades

C commemorating the birthdays of two outstanding Americans

D the unforgettable speech

E being celebrated with picnics andpolitical speeches

F bringing dolls as a present

G dressing in masquerade costumes

H dancing samba


Task 7. READING.

Read the text below. Choose from (A—-H) the one which best fits each space (33-38). There is one choice you do not need to use. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.

The universal symbol of Internet era communications, the @ sign used in e-mail addresses (33) _________, is actually a 500-year-old invention of Italian merchants, a Rome academic has revealed. Giorgio Stabile, a science professor at La Sapienza University, claims (34) _________ of the symbol’s use, as an indication of a measure of weight or volume. Hesays the sign represents an amphora, a measure of capacity based on the terracotta jars used (35) _________ in the ancient Mediterranean world.

The professor unearthed the ancient symbol in the course of research for a visual history of the 20% century, (36) _________ .

The first known instance of its use, he says, occurred in a letter written by a Florentine merchant on May 4, 1536. He says the sign madeits way along trade routes to northern Europe, where it came (37) _________ , its contemporary accountancy meaning.

Professor Stabile believes that Italian banks may possess even earlier documents bearing the symbollying forgotten in their archives. “The oldest example could beofgreat value. It could be usedfor publicity purposes and (38) _________ ,” he says. Therace is on between the mercantile world and the banking world.

A to signify the word “at”

B to represent“at the price of”

C to see whohasthe oldest documentation of @

D to transport grain and liquid

E to have stumbled on the earliest known example

F to be published by the Treccani Encyclopedia

G to learn how popular it has become

H to enhance the prestige of the institution that owned it



Read the texts below. For questions (39-48) choose the correct answer(A, B, C or D). Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.

Nick Gillard

Nick Gillard earns a living working as a stuntman on films and TV shows but his first (39) _________ at show business wastrick-riding circus horses. Four years later he got the chance to perform in his first film. “I really enjoyed working on the film,” Nick remembers, “so I started asking what I should (40) _________ to become a stuntman.” 

To do this he had to reach instructor level in six sports including skiing, riding and gymnastics. Since qualifying (41) _________ the age of 19, Nick has worked on many movies and has doubled for some ofthe biggest stars in Hollywood. 

Nick has (42) _________ some terrifyingly dangerous stunts. For one film he jumped across a bridge in a speed boat, and in Alien 3 he was (43) on fire, without air, for more than two minutes.

Microsoft Flight Simulator

There exist (44) _________ different kinds of computer games. Usual games are quick and easy to play. People can choose andplay the game (45) _________ they have a spare minute or two. You can find them on your mobile phone, on your computer and (46) _________ on your television. They include popular games like Solitaire and Spider.

These games are designed to teach players something useful. One of the longest running serious games are the Microsoft Flight Simulator. It was made in 1982 andsince then, many (47) _________ have used it to learn to fly planes. Other games teach police and fire fighters what to do in a(n) (48) _________ case.

In recent years, an increasing number of games have been created to improve the player’s skills and knowledge. They help younger kids learn to countand spell, and teach older kids mathematics and technology.



Read the texts below. For questions (49-58) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.

Cirque du Soleil

The famous circus, Cirque du Soleil, is known all over the world. It was organized (49) _________ the Canadian Guy Laliberte in 1984. The first show was a striking, dramatic mix of circus arts (without animals) and street performancethat featured magical lighting and original music. He named it Cirque du Soleil because, in his own words, “The sun symbolizes youth, energy, and strength.”

After leaving college, Laliberte travelled all over Europe earning money (50) _________ music in the open air. After returning home, he began Cirque with his friend, Daniel Gauthier. In the 1990s, Cirque quickly expanded. It now shows the performances all over the world and the stuff working for it has grown from 73 to (51) _________ than 3,500. The Cirque does not work with animals, but (52) _________ is music and dance and each showis like a story.

The Cirque performs(53) the delight of locals andvisitors.

The Louvre, the national art museum ofFrance and the palace in which it is (54) _________ ; is located in Paris, on the right bank of the Seine River. The structure, until 1682 a residence of the kings of France, is one of the largest palaces in the world. It (55) _________ the site of a 13"-century fortress. The building of the Louvre was begun in 1546.

Additions were made to the structure during the (56) _________ of almost every French monarch. Under Henry IV, in the early 17 century, the Grande Galerie, now the main picture gallery, which borders the Seine, was (57) _________ . By the mid-19" century the vast complex was built; (58) _________ more than 19 hectares, it is a masterpiece of architectural design.



59. You’ve received a letter from your English penfriend in which he/she writes that when he/she is sixteen he/she can leave school and goto vocational school, collage or take apprenticeship.

Write a letter to your penfriend in which you tell him/her

- what age children go to school in your country

- what exams you have to pass after leaving school

- what the options after leaving school are

Write a letter of at least 100 words. Do not write your own name, any dates, addresses or other personal information. Start your letter in an appropriate way.