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The 8-th form

PROGRESS CHECK 1

PART I. LISTENING COMPREHENSION

Listen and find out what weather will be in the capitals of the English-speaking countries tomorrow.

Fill in the table (17 points).

Capitals

Weather

Temperature, C°

London







Washington







Ottawa







Canberra







Wellington







^ PART II. USE OF ENGLISH (GRAMMAR/VOCABULARY)

Task 1. Choose the word with the same or similar meaning (4 points).

1. foggy

a) rainy

b) stormy

c) misty

2. a disaster

a) danger

b) trouble

c) luck

3. to damage

a) to be in trouble

b) to be out of luck

c) to hurt

4. an exploration

a) research

b) an experiment

c) an achievement

Task 2. Choose the word which best completes the sentence (4 points).

1. A terrible noise was coming … the ground.

a) with

b) in

c) from

2. Hurricanes often … massive floods.

a) break

b) take

c) bring

3. The great scientist did this research … this problem.

a) on

b) of

c) in

4. A rocket was … last week.

a) flown

b) launched

c) taken

Task 3. The word in capitals in the right column can be used to form a word that fits suitably in the blank space. Fill each blank in this way (3 points).

  1. The kiwi is the … bird and emblem of New Zealand.

NATION

  1. A hot day in the afternoon or in the early evening is the most likely time for the … tornadoes.

DANGER

  1. It’s a … day, isn’t it?

WONDER

Task 4. Complete the sentences. Be careful with grammar tenses (the past perfect and the past simple) (4 points).

  1. When Mary arrived at the airport, she saw that the plane … already (take off).

  2. Yesterday he … (come) home at nine in the evening.

  3. Nick … (play) golf yesterday, he … (never/ play) golf before.

Task 5. Choose the correct answer (4 points).

  1. She … TV when my sister came home after work. (watched/ was watching/ had watched)

  2. Where … you … this book? (did … buy/was … buying/ had … bought)

  3. I … my homework by 7 o’clock. (did/ was doing/ had done)

  4. We … very pleased to see Alice again at the party last Sunday. (were/ were being/ had been)

^ PART III. READING COMPREHENSION

Read an article about Antarctica in your Student’s Book (ex. 7 p. 39). For questions 1-3 choose an answer (A, B, C or D) which you think fits best according to the text. (3 points)

  1. What part of the Earth’s surface does Antarctica take up?

  1. 1/5 B. 1/8 C. 1/10 D. 3/2

  1. When is the lightest time in Antarctica?

  1. In January B. In August C. In July D. In April

  1. Why do the scientists have to use fridges to keep their samples warm?

  1. because it is too cold outside B. because of constant darkness

  1. because of wild animals D. because it is too hot outside


PART IV. WRITING (Home task; 6 points)

Write a letter inviting your English pen friend to come to your home town. Write about what your place is famous for. Describe the weather and climate in your area. Use the following guidelines:

Dear …,

……………………………………

Best wishes,

Ivan

^ PART V. SPEAKING

  1. Imagine that you are the winner of the TV show “The Last Hero”. You spent thirty days on an island in the Pacific Ocean on your own. Tell about one of your days there (5 points).

  2. Discuss the weather with your partner. Make up “a weather dialogue” using the phrases and expressions from Unit one (5 points).



Maximum 55 points

^ 55 – 50 points

5”

49 – 39 points

4”

38 – 28 points

3”



The 8-th form

^ PROGRESS CHECK 2

PART I. LISTENING COMPREHENSION

Listen to the interviews with Dawn and Rory about zoos. Write in the spaces below who likes zoos and does not. Then listen again and write down for reasons each person gives. The first one has been done for you (9 points). (Student’s Book: ex. 9 p. 61)


^ PART II. USE OF ENGLISH (GRAMMAR/VOCABULARY)

Task 1. Match the words and phrases which have opposite meanings (5 points).



to remember



expensive



cheap



to pollute



to damage



to be out of luck



to clean



to forget



to be in luck



to protect

Task 2. Complete each sentence with one of the words or phrases below (5 points).

human beings, environment, pollute, insects, prohibited

On the Earth live human beings, animals, birds, fishes, 1) … and plants. Now 2) … are killing our planet. People 3) … natural homes of animals. Luckily many people care about the 4) … . They say polluting should be strictly 5) … .

^ Task 3. The word in capitals in the right column can be used to form a word that fits suitably in the blank space. Fill each blank in this way (3 points).

  1. Disappearing of the forests all over the word is an … disaster.

NATION

  1. We should improve … education.

ECOLOGY

  1. …, some of packaging becomes litter.

FORTUNE

Task 4. Find and correct the mistakes. Fill in the definite article “the” if needed (8 points).

I live in Russian Federation. Russia is largest country in world. There are many mountains there: Alps, Everest, Pamirs, Elbrus, Urals. My town Gorokhovets is small. It stands on river Klyazma. I want to visit United Kingdom.

Task 5. Complete the sentences, using Conditional II and III (6 points).

  1. What … (do), if you … (be) me?

  2. 2. If she … (study) better, she … (not pass) her exams.

  3. 3. If people … (avoid) damaging nature, many species of animals … (disappear).

  4. 4. If I … (finish) my research, I … (take part) in the conference.

^ PART III. READING COMPREHENSION

Read the text (ex. 7 p. 60 in your Student’s Book) and answer the questions (4 points).

  1. How long is the Dead Sea?

  2. Why is the Dead Sea becoming smaller and smaller?

  3. Why the Dead Sea is in danger now?

  4. Why is the water of the Dead Sea useful for people with skin diseases?

PART IV. WRITING (Home task: Student’s Books - ex. 8 p. 61; 6 points)

PART V. SPEAKING (10 points)

  1. Tell your friend about vital environmental problems. Imagine that your friend knows very little about them (5 points).

  2. Discuss with your friend a plan for a clean up day in your town/ school (5 points).

Maximum 56 points

^ 56 – 51 points

5”

50 – 40 points

4”

39 – 28 points

3”

The 8-th form

^ PROGRESS CHECK 3

PART I. LISTENING COMPREHENSION

Listen to the recording. On the recording you’ll hear the person talking about public libraries in Britain. As you listen to his comments, complete the following sentences. The first letters of the following words will help you (8 points).

  1. Public libraries are f . 2. 40 per cent of people use p libraries.3. Libraries encourage people to b as well as b… books. 4. H…, for most people’s purposes, the library is still q… and more effective. 5. These days many l… have CD-ROMS, computer games, DVDs of films and the I… .

^ PART II. USE OF ENGLISH (GRAMMAR/VOCABULARY)

Task 1. Complete each sentence with one of the words and phrases below (7 points).

books, other things, inventions, communicate, CDs, all parts of the country, information

Radio, television and the Internet are the great 1) … of the 20th century. In 2) … there are many papers giving information about films, concerts and 3) … that are happening in the local area. These days you can read books on 4) … . In the Internet you can find any 5) … you want. Also you can 6) … with your friends there. But I think that 7) … are forever.

^ Task 2. The word in capitals in the right column can be used to form a word that fits suitably in the blank space. Fill each blank in this way (3 points).

  1. Reading CD books you can see what’s happening in … .

ACT

  1. She … everything to the police.

EXPLAIN

  1. The famous … collected the most interesting material in the South Africa.

REPORT

Task 3. Complete the sentences. Choose the correct variant (5 points).

  1. The (new/ news) is shocking.

  2. The (new/ news) film is shocking.

  3. I have some (money/ moneys) in my pocket.

  4. We have much (snow/ snows) in winter.

  5. Her (hair/ hairs) is beautiful.

Task 4. Complete the sentences (5 points).

  1. He agreed (to help/ helping) us with Physics.

  2. We are fond of (to fish/ fishing).

  3. His Dictionary was proved (to be/ being) useful.

  4. He finished (written/ writing) the letter.

  5. Children decided (to buy/ buying) the present for their teacher.

Task 5. Write the following statements in reported speech (6 points).

  1. She says: “I saw you in the cinema”.

  2. He said: “Helen left yesterday”.

  3. My friend asked: “How long have you been here?”

  4. She said to Richard: “Water the flowers”.

  5. Mother said to the children: “Don’t touch the cat”.

  6. The teacher asked: “Did you write your homework?”

^ PART III. READING COMPREHENSION

Read the text (Student’s Book: ex. 8 p. 92) and do the tasks (10 points).

  1. Choose the title which fits the text best.

  1. How to Read Magazines.

  2. Do You Like Reading Newspapers?

  3. British Magazines for Teenagers and Grown-ups.

  4. Teenage Magazines And Newspapers.

  1. Decide whether the following sentences are True (T) or False (F):

  1. In Great Britain people can read a lot of magazines.

  2. There are groups of magazines for teenagers.

  3. Girls like to read magazines about clothes.

  4. Just Seventeen is the most popular magazine only for 15-year-olds.

  5. People like to read TV HITS less than Smash Hits.

  6. Just Seventeen is the most popular magazine in Britain.

  1. Write down the answers. Use the chart.

  1. What is a favourite magazine of 15-year-olds?

  2. What is the least favourite magazine of 15-year-olds?

  1. What does the word “general” mean in the phrase “general magazine”?

  1. обычный

  2. генеральный

  3. генеральский

  4. всеобщий

PART IV. WRITING (Home task: Student’s Books - ex. 9 p. 93; 6 points)


PART V. SPEAKING (10 points)

  1. Talk about any programme or TV show you have watched on TV or heard on the radio recently

(5 points).

  1. Reading or watching TV: advantages and disadvantages. Discuss with your partner (5 points).


Maximum 60 points

^ 60 – 55 points

5”

54 – 43 points

4”

42 – 30 points

3”



The 8-th form

^ PROGRESS CHECK 4

PART I. LISTENING COMPREHENSION

Listen to 2 teenagers talking about their jobs. Fill in the table (6 points).




Wendy

David

  1. Where does she/he work?







  1. How much is she/he paid?







  1. What do they spend their money on?








^ PART II. USE OF ENGLISH (GRAMMAR/VOCABULARY)

Task 1. Choose the word with the same or similar meaning (4 points).

1. sick

a) healthy

b) luck

c) ill

2. crazy

a) mad

b) clever

c) ambitious

3. to begin

a) to stop

b) to start

c) to decide

4. to decide

a) to solve

b) to give up something

c) to make up one’s mind


Task 2. The word in capitals in the right column can be used to form a word that fits suitably in the blank space. Fill each blank in this way (3 points).

  1. There are … levels of bulling and various punishments.

DEFFER

  1. Support and … can be better than any pressure.

ENCOURAGE

  1. I … you. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

CONGRATULATE


Task 3. Complete each sentence with one of the words and phrases below (6 points).

money, better, constructing models, fight, work hard, scientists

The great English scientist Isaac Newton was born in the little village of Woolthorpe, not far from the old university town of Cambridge on December 25' 1642. His father was a farmer. He died before his son was born. Little Isaac lived with his mother, grandmother and uncle.

When he was twelve years old he was sent to the small town of Grantham to grammar school. He wasn't a very good pupil. Some day he had a 1) … with one of his friends and got victory but he wasn't satisfied by his physical victory. He decided to study 2) … than this boy. He began to 3) … at his lessons and became the best pupil in his class. Most of all he liked reading books and 4) … .

When he was fourteen years old his mother took him back home because she hadn't 5) … to pay for his stu­dies. But at home Isaac didn't stop reading and his mother realized that it was important for her son to continue his education.

At the age of eighteen Newton entered Cambridge University and became one of the best students. Later he became one the greatest 6) … of that time.

Task 4. Complete the sentences. Fill in “do” or “make” in an appropriate form (5 points).

  1. Yesterday I … a lot of mistakes in my English dictation, and now I must … my homework hard.

  2. Mary … the best to win next competition.

  3. My brother often … the shopping, but he … a bed.

Task 5. Complete the sentences. Fill in “to” if necessary (5 points).

  1. We want you … phone Mr. Jones.

  2. Our mother made us … clean the room, and our father asked me … help him to wash the car.

  3. Many parents expect their children … study well, they don’t want them … go to the disco in the evening.

^ PART III. READING COMPREHENSION

Read the text (Student’s Book: ex. 6 p. 114) and do the tasks (5 points).

PART IV. WRITING (Home task: Student’s Books - ex. 7 p. 114; 6 points)


PART V. SPEAKING (10 points)

  1. Tell your friend about a self-made person whom you know/ have read about/ have seen a film about (5 points).

  2. Read the problems below and decide what advice you would give to each person. Act out the imaginary conversation with your partner (5 points).

Mary: “I’m worried about my best friend. She doesn’t eat breakfast or lunch any more and she is getting very thin. When I talk to her about this, she says she is fat! What should I do to help her?”

Steve: “All my friends have forgotten about me. They make fun of me because I’ve got a Sunday job. What should I do?”


Maximum 50 points

50 – 46 points

5”

45 – 36 points

4”

35 – 25 points

3”

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