Task 2. read the text. for questions 11 - 15, choose the answer (a-d) which you think fits best according to the text. write the correct letter in the answer sheet. i felt water splashing on my face. i slowly opened my eyes. i was lying, out of the wind, under an overhanging shelf of rock. peterkin and jack were kneeling beside me, their faces pale and drawn, and at that moment it all came back to me. i sat up, then blinked and clenched my brows in a frown of pain. i put a hand to my head and found that it had been gashed across. “don’t rush things, ralph,” said jack. “you’re not quite better yet. wet your lips with this water. i got it from a spring.” “what—what happened,” i asked, “after we were thrown into the water? ” “the oar struck your head,” said jack. “i managed to grab you and push you towards the shore. it wasn’t too hard because the water was quite calm inside the reef.” “and the others? ” i asked. jack shook his head. “no sign of them,” he said quietly. we were silent for a minute or two. “did you see what happened to the ship? ” i asked at last. “she’s gone to the bottom,” jack replied. “she struck on the tail of the island and stove in her bow. the next breaker swung her clear, and she floated away to leeward before she filled and went down.” there was a longer silence while we thought about it all. for my part, i did not feel very happy. we might be on a desert island, but if it should turn out to be inhabited i felt certain, from all i had heard of south sea islanders, that we should be roasted alive and eaten. if, on the other hand, it should turn out to be uninhabited, i fancied that we might well starve to death. jack must have been thinking the same. “if this is a desert island,” he said suddenly, “we’ll have to live like wild animals. we haven’t a tool of any kind— not even a knife.” peterkin’s face lit up. “yes we have! ” he cried, and fumbled in his trousers pockets, from which he drew out a small penknife with only one blade—and that was broken. jack grinned suddenly. “well, that’s better than nothing,” he said. “let’s see what else we’ve got.” i sat up. i was feeling a lot better now. my friends had taken off some of their clothes the fifth english language contest for school children, 2016 – 2017 form: 10 - 11 and spread them out in the sun. they had also stripped off most of my wet clothes and laid them out to dry. we went through our pockets and discovered that we had, between us, the broken penknife, an old silver pencil-case without any lead in it, a piece of cord about six yards long, a small sailmaker’s needle, and a ship’s telescope. and that was all! … “what are we going to eat? ” asked peterkin, as we moved along the white beach. “i could do with a drink, too.” “look up there,” answered jack, “and you’ll see both food and drink.” he pointed to the branched head of a coconut palm, heavily laden with fruit. peterkin gave a cry of delight and climbed up the tall stem of the tree as easily as a squirrel. in a matter of seconds he had thrown down more than a dozen nuts. “now let’s have some of the green, unripe ones,” jack called up to him—and down they came, followed by peterkin. we cut holes in the unripe nuts with peterkin’s knife and drank gratefully of their cool, sweet milk. “marvellous! ” cried peterkin, in high delight. “this is the life! it’s like paradise! ” we went on until we came to the point of rocks off which the ship had struck, and searched carefully along the shore. we found nothing. 11. the narrator a. came to himself and realized that he was lying in the water and his friends were around him. b. had been injured. c. helped his friends to get out of the water. d. couldn’t remember what had happened. 12. the narrator and his two friends a. were the only ones on the beach. b. had lost their friends on the island. c. were happy that everyone had been able to survive during the storm. d. hoped that the islanders would help them. 13. the narrator, jack and peterkin a. had lost all their things during the storm. b. found some useful things in their pockets. c. found a telescope. d. had only useless things with them. 14. the narrator and his friends a. could find only green fruit that was not good for eating. b. couldn’t get the nuts from the trees. c. didn’t know what to drink. d. could find something good to eat and to drink.
11 b (some)12 c (because)13 a (more)14 b (give)15 a (during)16 c (they)17 b (have) 18 c (also)
task 2read the text and put the verbs in brackets 19–31 in the correct tense. the first one is done for you.
do you agree happy birthday to you (0) is (be) the world’s most famous song? it (19) is recognised by just about everyone. in fact somebody probably (20) is singing it somewhere in the world at this moment! but what are the origins of a tune which (21) has become so famous? in 1893 two teachers patty and mildred j.hill (22) wrote a song. they (23) called it good morning to you. they (24) taught it to their kindergarten pupils in kentucky, usa. the children (25) found the song easy to learn and sing.the present song (26) has the same tune but different words. millions of people (27) have sung the song in many different languages since those days.not long ago it (28) was my birthday. my guests (29) gave me many presents. and i (30) heard (не употребляется в continuous) this wonderful song when i (31) blew out the candles on the cake.
task 3underground (bre) - subway (ame)
car park (bre) - parking lot (ame)
chips (bre) - fries (ame)
form (bre) – grade (ame)
petrol (bre) – gas (ame) ground floor (bre) - first floor (ame)
shop (bre) – store (ame)
ill (bre) - sick (ame)
rubbish (bre) - garbage (ame)
wardrobe (bre) – cabinet (ame)handbag (bre) - purse (ame)
2 I've seen the children's school.
3 Where are the girls' jackets!
4 She quietly opened the laboratory door.
5 The garden is at the house's front.
6 She's just had a week holiday.
7 I've broken the kitchen door.
8 She's the doctor's receptionist.
9 I'm the manager of the London office.
10 It's six day's work.
A: Do you like your new job?
B; Oh, yes, it's more interesting than my old position. Of course, I have to work harder, too.
A: Are the working conditions better, too?
B: My office is more spacious, and it's quieter. But the people in my old office were more friendly. My new boss seems more difficult to please, too.
A: Well, you're new person, so I guess you'll have to prove yourself.
B: I'm certainly working much hard than anyone else in the office! It's a real challenge, but every day it gets easier.
1 This is the highest mountain in the country.
2 She's only twelve, but she's taller than her mother.
3 He's just bought the most expensive computer in the shop.
4 Pat's the most intelligent student in the class.
5 My uncle was shorter than me.
6 It was the ugliest dog I have ever seen.
7 I had the most wonderful holiday of my life.
8 He's the laziest person I've ever met.
9 Food is more expensive here. (хотя, теоретически, можно и the most expensive)
10 This school is better the other one.
1 I was very embarrased - it was such a stupid mistake!
2 He was so ill that I took him to hospital.
3 They worked so slowly that they didn't finish!
4 It was so expensive that I didn't buy it.
5 It was such an expensive shop that I walked out.
6 Why are you always so rude?
7 Please don't make such a terrible noise!
8 It was such a nice car that I bought it.
9 You look so healthy!
10 She was such a lovely person. I'll always remember her.
1 She bought a lovely new silk blouse.
2 The shop sells expensive old handmade objects.
3 She seldom gets to work before 9.00.
4 I'll probably see him early in the morning when I come to work.
5 He left the house quite suddenly after his phone call.