Пробне ЗНО 2018

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

1. When are the speakers going to do the shopping?


2. Which sweater did the speaker buy?

3. What has the customer ordered for the second course?

4. The biggest chair in the world was made to __________.

A attract tourists

B express gratitude

C advertise furniture

5. What do the two species of pandas have in common?

A natural habitat

B appearance

C legal protection

6. What happened to Mike at the airport?

A His flight was cancelled.

B His flight was oversold.

C His flight was delayed.


Listen to the text. For statements (7–11) choose T 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 three restaurants follow the same pricing policy.

A T (True)

B F (False)

8. Barton’s is conveniently located.

A T (True)

B F (False)

9. There’s a car park next to Carter’s.

A T (True)

B F (False)

10. Customers can enjoy live music at Barton’s.

A T (True)

B F (False)

11. Guide books advise visiting Carter’s, Barton’s and Aster’s.

A T (True)

B F (False)


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. What routine does Valerie follow before she decides to make some changes?

A She goes to work three times a week.

B She exercises between work and studies.

C She has hardly any time to have a rest.

13. What foods does Valerie usually have before the big changes?

A She eats chips at the office.

B She likes home-made pizzas.

C She prefers unhealthy meals.

14.How does Valerie feel about university before the big changes?

A willing to quit studies

B proud to be a student

C sick of doing homework

15.What does Valerie dislike about going by bus?

A Bus fares are very high.

B Buses get caught in jams.

C Buses are overcrowded.

16. Which is one of the improvements in Valerie’s life?

A She enjoys a more relaxed life.

B She has been promoted at work.

C She looks much more attractive.


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.

17 _______________
18 _______________
19 _______________
20 _______________
21 _______________

A Services

B Entertainment

C Employment

D Celebration

E Shopping

F Museum

G Travelling

H Sightseeing


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.

Mary Kingsley’s Fur Hat

Famous for her eccentric behaviour and appearance, Mary Kingsleywore this moleskin hat during her travels in West Africa.

Often described as “an extremely amusing woman with a strange taste for odd forms of danger”, Mary Kingsley came to adventuring late in life, despite the fact that exploration seemed to be in her blood. The niece of a well-respected travel writer, she spent much of her life helping her father in his studies of African religions and laws, and nursing her mother; however, before her first trip to Africa in 1892, she had never travelled further than Paris.

All that changed when her mother and father died within a few weeks of each other when she was 30 years old. Finding herself alone for the first time, Kingsley made the radical decision to continue her father’s work in Africa. Within five years, she had travelled across large sections of equatorial West Africa. She became the first European to enter some parts of Gabon. She made extensive collections for the British Museum and climbed the region’s highest peak, 4,000-metre Mungo Mah Lobeh (literary “the Throne of Thunder”; now known as Mount Cameroon). On her return to the UK, she spent three years hosting lectures on her travels and wrote several books about her experiences.

At a time when it wasn’t appropriate for a woman to walk the streets of London unaccompanied, travelling in previously unexplored areas of West Africa entirely alone was decidedly eccentric behaviour. However, when accused of behaving improperly, Kingsley replied: “Neither the Royal Geographical Society’s list, nor any other, of articles necessary to travellers in tropical climates makes mention of husbands.”

She had equally firm views about what clothing was appropriate for travel, reportedly saying: “You have no right to go about Africa in things you would be ashamed to be seen in at home.” She gained a reputation for eccentric dress, and wore this moleskin hat, now stored within the archives of the Royal Geographical Society, throughout her travels in West Africa. She got that moleskin hat while staying with the cannibalistic Feng tribe in the Gabon.

Kingsley went on to work as a nurse in Cape Town during the Boer War, and it was here, in 1900, that she died of heart failure. Her body was taken out to sea in a torpedo boat and she was given a military and naval funeral. Burial at sea was a unique honour for woman to receive at the time, and she was further honoured when the African Society was founded in her memory in 1901.

22. Mary Kingsley’s exploration of Africa began when she __________.

A decided to write travel books

B was helping her famous uncle

C had lost both of her parents

D was already an old woman

23. Why did Mary begin to travel?

A She had always dreamt to go to West Africa.

B She wanted to go on with her father’s research.

C She had never had an opportunity to travel before.

D She was sent to Africa by the British Museum.

24. What did Mary Kingsley do in Africa?

A She discovered a cannibalistic tribe in the Gabon.

B She wrote three books about equatorial West Africa.

C She gathered material on unknown parts of Africa.

D She became the first European to climb Mount Cameroon.

25. Mary was criticized for __________.

A ignoring social norms

B studying African religions

C taking part in the Boer War

D exposing herself to danger

26. Which of the following is NOT TRUE about Mary Kingsley

A She spent years taking care of her sick mother.

B She made a big contribution to the study of Africa.

C She was a member of the Royal African Society.

D She was highly praised for her deeds after death.


Read the texts below. Match choices (A–H) to (27–32). There are two choices you do not need to use. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.

27. _________

These camps offer participants the opportunity to experience several different outdoor adventures during their summer weeklong programs. Activities may include: rock climbing at one of Alabama’s own secluded climbing areas; airing in the Appalachian Mountains of Georgia, Tennessee, or North Carolina; exploring the underground world of caves in Alabama or Georgia, learning the basics of whitewater kayaking and/or white water rafting on the Ocoee River in Tennessee! No experience necessary for this adventure of a lifetime! Please refer to the enclosed chart for potential locations and planned activities for each session of this camp… activities WILL vary according to session.

28. _________

The summer of 2016 marked new territory for Cosby Expeditions… the first ever Llama Trek in the mountains of North Carolina! It was a fantastic adventure for the select few who dared to join us for the week of fun. Llamas carried our essentials, needed for spending 3 days in the mountains of North Carolina. The Llama Trek also offers adventurers the opportunity to experience several different outdoor activities including rock climbing and whitewater rafting on the Ocoee River in Tennessee! Our week will feature 1 day of rock climbing, 3 days of trekking through the mountains of North Carolina with our llamas, and will end with our adrenaline-filled day of rafting.

29. _________

This camp is for teens and adults who want to become more effective and efficient in the water sports. Once there, you’ll find first-class paddling. But first of all the camp will focus on the rafting. With the onset of the spring snowmelt, the area serves up prime-time whitewater rafting. Rafters flock to two rivers in particular: the forest-hemmed Skykomish and the wideopen, sun-drenched Wenatchee. Both offer rollicking fun for participants of all skill levels. Campers will be offered tours on both rivers. Welcome to aquatic nirvana!

30. _________

This camp offers participants the opportunity to learn the basics and advanced techniques of rock climbing and whitewater kayaking at various outdoor destinations throughout the southeast. This camp is designed for teens that have a desire to push their limits in adventure sports. Possible destinations may include stops in Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, and North Carolina. Experience is helpful, but not a requirement.

31. _________

This camp is a shortened version of the Appalachian Explorer, and kept a little closer to “home” for those who aren’t interested in a full week of wilderness camping and experiences. This camp will begin at Camp Cosby but will quickly move to the mountains of northern Alabama where campers will spend 2 days backpacking in some of the most beautiful areas of Alabama. The camp will then spend a day rock climbing destinations in the south. No experience necessary for this quick shot of adrenaline!

32. _________

This camp offers trips for teens with concentrations in Marine Biology, Cultural Immersion, and Expedition. Teens live at Seven Palms Villa, a luxury villa in Runaway Bay, Jamaica. The beach is just a short walk from the villa with an amazing number of marine fish and corals in the reef. Campers snorkel every morning along the shallow reefs of the Caribbean Sea with their lifeguard trained counsellors. Afternoons are spent swimming with dolphins and stingray at Dolphin Cove, tubing down the clear waters of the Rio Bueno River, climbing the world famous Dunn’s River Falls, and shopping at the local craft and fruit markets.

In this camp __________.

A participants can enjoy an adventurous water ride in spring

B campers can descend into the grottos and observe them

C a camping trip is included in the program of activities

D participants will get acquainted with scuba diving

E only two outdoor activities are on offer

F all necessary things will be carried by animals

G campers will be pleased with the perfect sightseeing

H experience is necessary for the adventures


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

The Boy Scout Who Thought He Was Tintin

As with many great fictional heroes, there are several possible models who may or may not have inspired the character of the brave boy reporter Tintin. But one of the most likely was a Danish youngster named Palle Huld, (33) __________ to travel around the world in imitation of Jules Verne’s Phileas Fogg. In his case, he was given just 46 days to accomplish the feat, wasn’t allowed a companion and was forbidden to travel by aeroplane. Nevertheless, Huld managed it in 44 days. Nor was it only his age and dauntless spirit (34) __________. It was also his appearance. He had freckles, a snub nose and unruly bright-red hair.

Huld, (35) __________, was chosen from applicants, and set off among a storm of publicity in March. His voyage was not without mishaps, yet he made it home – much to the relief of his poor mother, (36) __________ during her boy’s absence to help her cope with the stress.

The following year, the enterprising Huld wrote his own account of his adventures, A BoyScout Around the World, (37) __________. His travels around the globe apparently gave him a taste for fame, too. He went on to become a distinguished actor, (38) __________, including Three Men In Search of a Troll.

A which was translated into several languages

B who at the age of 15 won a competition

C who had been prescribed sleeping pills

D that influenced his decision

E who was then working in an automobile dealership

F appearing in some 40 films

G that made him a truthful model for Tintin

H making his wishes come true


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

Travelling Adventure

Why do so many amusing incidents (39) __________ during train journeys? I want to tell you about one of such cases. So, I remember the day when a ticket inspector entered the (40)__________ where six or eight commuters were sitting. Everyone quickly found their tickets – (41) __________ for the man sitting next to me. His hands searched urgently into his pockets, and then he began to search through his briefcase. Everyone else could see (42) __________ where his ticket was – he was gripping it between his teeth.

The ticket inspector calmly dealt with all the other passengers. Then, equally calmly, he drew the ticket out from between the man’s teeth, (43) __________ it with a frown and popped it back again.

Once the inspector had left, most of the passengers (44) __________ down and carried on reading their morning papers. (45) __________ the passenger who’d had his ticket in his mouth, he popped it into his pocket, looking very relieved.

He was (46) __________ quite a friendly person, so to make (47) __________ I said to him, “You must have felt foolish – searching in all your pockets while it was in your mouth.”

“Foolish?” he whispered. “Not at all – I was chewing the date (48) __________.”

39 meet occur find run
40 cabin wagon compartment salon
41 apart besides opposite except
42 exactly sharply surely really
43 saw examined noticed reviewed
44 came climbed went settled
45 Because of According to As for What about
46 usually commonly generally considerably
47 sound talk speech conversation
48 from off on out


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.

Tower Ravens

For many centuries ravens (49) __________ The Tower of London. Legend has it that should the ravens ever leave, The White Tower will fall and a great disaster will strike England.

Fortunately, these (50) __________ residents, since the resign of King Charles II, (51)__________ by royal decree.

The fortunes of The Tower ravens reached their (52) __________ point soon after World War II. With the disturbances of the bombing only Raven Grip was left (53) __________ the fort!

49 guarded were guarding were guarded have guarded
50 respect respecting respected respectful
51 have been protected protected were protected had been protected
52 the lowest lowest lower much lower
53 hold was holding held holding


The successful aeroplane flights of the Americans Orville and Wilbur Wright in 1903 marked the beginning of the (54) __________ aviation industry. After these flights, the Wright brothers tried to interest the U.S. and various European governments (55) __________ buying the design for their plane. But they had never made an official public flight, and government leaders were not convinced that their plane (56) __________ fly.

The Wright brothers (57) __________ their official public flight in 1908 and amazed the world with their (58) __________ flying ability. That same year, the U.S. Army ordered a specially built Wright plane. This was the first military plane.

54 practically practical practice practicality
55 with of at in
56 can was able could is able
57 make have made made were making
58 aeroplane’s aeroplane aeroplanes aeroplanes’


59. Your English friend is preparing for his/her school leaving examinations and feels very nervous as the exam dates are approaching fast. He/she wants your advice on how to deal with exam stress. Write him/her a letter in which you

➢express your understanding of his/her problem and support him/her

➢share several ways of preparing for exams

➢give some tips on how to reduce stress and calm down before and during exams

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.