Английский язык. 9-11 класс. Use of English

Task 1

For questions 1-15, read the text below and decide which word А, В, С or D best fits each space. There is an example at the beginning (0).

A flight to remember

I always remember the toy plane that gave us so (0) much pleasure during a sunny summer holiday on the coast of North Wales. We stood in a field
(1) the top of the cliffs, and time (2) ……………… again we hurled the little glider towards them, into the warm sea (3) ………………… . It always took a similar flight path, curling upwards, looping the loop above our heads and landing in the grass (4) ……………. us.
Gradually we became more daring. Each flight (5) ………….nearer the edge of the cliffs, and the wind always (6) our little plane back. Finally, standing right at the edge, I (7) to hurl it seawards with all the power I could muster.
It (8) out that I’d made the mistake of defying fate and the elements just once too (9) …………….. .This time the plane failed to return. It darted downwards towards the waves then levelled off a metre or two above the spray. Seagulls flew close to examine it as it (10) ………………….. its unsteady way out to sea.
And that’s the last I saw of it. It (11) ……………….. into the distance, with only the flock of inquisitive birds to tell me that it was (12) …………………….. in the air.
I suppose it soon came down and got torn (13) ………………….. by the sea. Even so, our main (14) as we turned for home was joy at having (15) ……………….such a glorious final flight.

0 A good В much С great D many
1 A by В at С to D up
2 A or В yet С and D but
3 A wind В draught С water D breeze
4 A behind В beyond С nearby D among
5 A began В was С flew D travelled
6 A brought В took С landed D returned
7 A thought В decided С commenced D tried
8 A worked В turned С broke D went
9 A frequently В much С many D often
10 A journeyed В floated С flew D made
11 A hovered В went С departed D disappeared
12 A now В staying С still D yet
13 A open В about С apart D up
14 A idea В attitude С feeling D sense
15 A ended В achieved С made D produced

Keys 1B, 2C, 3D, 4A, 5A, 6A, 7B, 8B, 9D, 10D, 11D, 12C, 13C, 14C, 15B

Task 2

For questions 16-30, read the text below and look carefully at each line. Some of the lines are correct and some have a word that should not be there.
If a line is correct, put a tick ✓ by the number. If a line has a word which should not be there, write the word down. There are two examples at the beginning (0 and 00).

Studying away from home

 …….the0 If you ‘re thinking of going away to study, your choice of the

……….00 accommodation will be very important. You may be lucky

………….16 enough to have the chance of to staying with relatives.

………….17 However, this can bring problems as well as advantages.

………….18 Family life may well distract you away from your studies, and

………….19 there will also be the question of what you should pay your

………….20 relatives. No matter how caring they may be and no matter

………….21 how much they will want you with them, they won’t expect to keep

………….22 you for nothing. Paying too much or too little can be easily

………….23 lead you to bad feeling but setting the right amount can be

………….24 tricky and be embarrassing. You should also consider

………….25 the matter of satisfying the grant authorities. They may

………….26 distrust an arrangement between relatives and finish up

………….27 paying you less than you need. Believe it or not, there’s

………….28 a strange idea that if you’re living in with relatives it

………….29 costs nothing either for you or for them. Lodging with

………….30 strangers can often be the best arrangement after it all.

Keys 16to, 17✓, 18Away, 19✓, 20✓, 21Will, 22Be, 23You, 24Be, 25✓, 26✓, 27✓, 28In, 29✓, 30It

Task 3

For questions 31-40, read the text below. Use the word given in capitals at the end of each line to form a word that fits in the space in the same line. There is an example at the beginning (0).

Nothing to match it!

There’s nothing to match the (0) warmth and cosiness of a genuine log-fire. The luxury and sheer

(31) …………. of sitting back and watching the progress of fire and flame is almost (32)……………… . A log-fire appeals to all the senses. Yes, you can (33) …………….. taste and smell the

(34) …………… of newly cut timber — and then enjoy the sight and sound of the minor (35) …………….. as it burns.

Logs hiss for a while before they (36) ……………… burst in the heat, so the moment of (37) . comes as a climax after lots of suspense!

All of this is very (38) , and the thing that makes it more (39) …………………. than ever is that one’s feet are up and one’s whole body is being bathed in tropical heat. It’s a (40) ………….. experience!

WARM

RELAX

BELIEVE

ACTUAL

FRESH

EXPLODE

FINAL

DESTROY

 DRAMA

ENJOY

MARVEL

Keys 31 Relaxation, 32 Unbelievable, 33 Actually, 34 Freshness, 35 Explosions, 36 Finally, 37 Destruction, 38 Dramatic, 39 Enjoyable, 40 Marvelous

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