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«Подготовка к олимпиадам 5-7 классы»
Part 1. Form 5-7. test 1. Match the words with their definitions. 1. a classmate; 2. holidays; 3. a weekend; 4. countryside; 5. to travel.
a) a period of leisure and recreation, especially away from home or in travelling; b) to make a journey; c) a village area; d) a fellow member of a class at school, college, or university; e) Saturday and Sunday.
Choose and circle the right option. 6. My summer holidays (was, were, is) rich with events. There (was, were, is) trips, new friends and bright impressions! 7. I’d like (to say, to tell) you about (, the, these) most exciting trip of the summer. It (were, was) the trip to (, a, the) Carpathians. 8. (The, a, ) best way to understand people is to meet them in (theirs, their) homes. 9. It is (, the, a) great pleasure (to bring, to have) a rest (in, at, on) summer after a year of (hard, lazy) work or study. 10. (Any, Some) people go (to, ) abroad to see new (countrys, countries). 11. I also like to read (cartoons, detectives) but only by Agatha Christie and Arthur Conan Doyle. 12. Two months ago I (go, will go, went) (in, at, to) a children’s English summer camp in Bukovel. 13. A great number of people go to (a, , the) seaside (in, at, the) summer. 14. I (not, don’t, does not) have a hobby. I like (to do, to doing, do) (every, everybody, everything) a little. 15. I’m also very fond (in, of, ) reading. I cannot imagine my life (without, with) a good book. 16. I like (to reading, read, to read) novels (of, to, by) F. Dostoevsky, I. Turgenev, A. Chekhov.
17. (Somebody, Something, Some) people like to spend (there, theirs, their) holidays in (citys, cities) visiting theatres, museums and going (the sights, sightseeing). 18. (At, In, Of) winter I like to go (skate, skating) and (ski, skiing). 19. (The best, the goodest) way to study (a, the, ) geography is to travel. 20. If we are fond (in, on, of) travelling, we see and learn (much, a lot) of things that we (can’t, can) never see or learn (in, at) home. 21. People travel (, by, in) train, (by, on, in) plane and (on, in, by) foot. 22. I will (usually, often, never) forget this summer moment. 23. (Millions people, Millions of people, Million people) all over (, a, the) world spend their holidays travelling. 24. Most travellers usually ( are taking, take, taked) a camera with them and (make, take) pictures of everything that they (like, lake, hate). 25. (The most bright, The brightest) event was climbing (, the, a) Hoverla, (, a, the) highest peak in the country.
Open the brackets and write down the sentences. 26. Last summer we (to go) hiking in the mountains and (to take) part in different games. 27. Your summer holidays (to be) very successful? 28. Two months ago we (to play) tennis, football, basketball, (to ride) mountain bikes, but we (not, to swim) in the deep blue lake 29. In future the photos (to remind) me of the happy time that I (to have) last summer. 30. Every evening I (to have) a lot of homework to do. On Sundays I (to spend) most of the afternoon doing my hometasks. 31. Three months ago I (to go) to the summer camp that I (to visit) every year. There we (to talk) about various things, (to remember) interesting events in our lives, (to tell) funny and horror stories, (to sing) songs. 32. When I (to choose) a book for reading, it (not, to be) interesting. 33. The teachers usually (to give) much homework in every subject and I often (to have) extra lessons in English and Chemistry. 34. Last weekend (to be) full of small joys. We (to swim) in the sea, (to lie) in the sun, (to play) different games. You (to have) a wonderful time? 35. Two years ago I went to a summer camp in Poland. There I (to discover) new things, (to meet) different people,( to taste) different food, (to listen) to different musical styles.
Read the text and do the tasks following it. THE HuNgrY MOuSE A mouse was having a very bad time. She could find no food at all. She looked here and there, but there was no food, and she grew very thin. At last the mouse found a basket, full of corn. There was a small hole in the basket, and she crept in. She could just get through the hole. Then she began to eat the corn. Being very hungry, she ate a great deal, and went on eating and eating. She grew very fat before. When the mouse tried to climb out of the basket, she could not. She was too fat to pass through the hole. “How will I climb out?” said the mouse. “Oh, how will I climb out?” Just then a rat came along, and he heard the mouse. “Mouse,” said the rat, “if you want to climb out of the basket, you must wait till you have grown as thin as you were when you went in.”
Complete the sentences according to the text: 36. A mouse was having a very _______ time. 37. At last the mouse found a ________, full of corn. 38. When the mouse _____ to climb out of the basket, she could not. 39. Just then _____ came along, and he heard the mouse. 40. You _____ wait till you have grown as thin as you were.
test 2. Match the words with their definitions. 1. the entertainment park; 2. the library; 3. the cinema; 4. the theatre; 5. the excursion.
a) a building or room containing collections of books; b) a building in which plays and other dramatic performances are given; c) an event, performance, or activity designed to entertain others; d) a short journey or trip to see the sights; e) a theatre where films are shown.
Choose and circle the right option. 6. My grandmother (go, is going, went) (to, on, for) an excursion to Las Vegas. 7. (Everybody, Every, Anybody) enjoyed the picnic (in, on, by) the lake. 8. randy (is wanting, wants, want) a job in theatre or ballet. 9. (, A, The) National gallery in Trafalgar Square has one of the (good, best, better) picture collection in (the, , a) world. 10. (A, , The) russian Museum (is having, has, have) several sections. 11. I (were, am, are) fond (in, of, with) gathering (berries, berrys) or picking mushrooms in (, a, the) wood. 12. (Five hundred, five hundreds, five hundred of) people live in the village. 13. We (sported, sports, sport) with our friends (in, at, on) the playground yesterday. 14. I (exercises, am exercising, exercise) in (the theatre, the gym, the cinema) every morning. 15. There (are, is) a very good circus in our city which is near (a, the, ) central square. 16. Every circus show (lasts, is lasting, last) for more than an hour and (have, has, is having) a variety of performances. 17. He (writes, wrote, is writing) a book on the history of cinema now. 18. Yesterday we (landed, took off, land) the canoe and (a picnic, picnicked) by the stream. 19. The circus is a good entertainment for (childs, children), but parents (should not, should) explain that people (must not, must, should) treat animals badly. 20. He (goed, went, did go) out running in his (ballet, sport, home) shoes. 21. During the circus interval we (buys, bought, buyed) icecream, cottoncandy and a bottle of CocaCola. 22. Our seats (was, did, were) not far from the ring and we (could, could to, can) see everything very (good, well, goodly). 23. All museums (are, is, were) interesting and they give us an opportunity (to teach, to learn) (anything, something) new about different nations and (countries, country, countrys). 24. The students enjoyed (to seeing, seeing, to sea) the ancient dinosaur skeletons in (a, , the) museum. 25. Charles Dickens, the author of ‘David Copperfield’ and ‘Oliver Twist’, spent (many, few, a lot of time) in the British Museum Library.
Open the brackets and write down the sentences. 26. The town park (to have) a playground, a swimming pool, and a picnic area? 27. Many playgrounds of our city (not, to have) swings and slides. 28. Two months ago I (to be) on an excursion in S. Petersburg. I (to visit) many places of interest. 29. Museum (to come) from an ancient greek word that meant “place of the Muses”? 30. Villagers usually (to grow) vegetables, fruit and berries in the gardens? 31. Last month my mom (to make) a twoday excursion to California for business. 32. He (to like) to watch the sport channel? 33. All the kids in that school always (to wear) a uniform. 34. My grandfather (to have) a valuable library of materials about World War II.
test 3. Match the words with their definitions. 1. a comedy; 2. a TV set; 3. a quiz show; 4. a horror film; 5. a musical.
a) a movie in which characters sing songs; b) a program where people answer questions and win prizes; c) a professional entertainment or a film with jokes; d) a film that shows vampires, monsters and witches; e) a box showing films and cartoons.
Choose and circle the right option. 6. There (are, is) a TV program which I try to watch (now, yesterday, every day). 7. A quizshow gives (moneys, money) and prizes to (a, the, this) winners. 8. A long time ago I (like, liked, liking) the TV program “In the world of animals”.
9. (Peoples, People) of all ages can (to watch, watch) (its, it). 10. (Mine, My) favourite cartoon is “Tom and Jerry”. 11. The main (characters, character) of (these, this, those) cartoon are the cat Tom and the mouse Jerry. 12. “Harry Potter” is a (more, very, most) interesting fantasy novel about (a, the, ) magicians. 13. Sometimes I (watch, watches, am watching) (a, , the) news (at, in, on) different channels. 14. I usually (cryed, cry, am crying) when I (watch, am watching) melodramas. 15. Ten years ago I (didn’t like, don’t like) horror films and I (found, find, finded) (they, them, their) boring. 16. Harry (leaves, lives, lifes) with (her, his, he) uncle and aunt who (doesn’t, don’t) love him. 17. Traditionally a program (begin, is beginning, begins) with the (more, most, very) important political news. 18. Sport (fens, fans) like (to watch, to watching) football or hockey matches. 19. When I was a child I (like, liked, liking) to watch (the, a) programs “While Everybody’s at Home” (at, on, in) Sunday and “The Morning Star” on (Monday, the morning, weekend). 20. “MTV” is probably (the most popular, more popular) channel in (the world, planet, earth). 21. I (yesterday, tomorrow, usually) watch the news early (at, in, on) the morning during the breakfast or (at, on, in) the evening. 22. Every time (the, , a) new film (come, is coming, comes) out I and my friend (goes, go, went) to watch (he, him, it). 23. I liked (these, this) film very (many, much, a lot of) because there (is, were, was) many kind and positive moments. 24. This film (getted, gets, got) (much, many, a lot) of prizes ten years ago. 25. Will Smith was born (at, in, on) 1968 in West Philadelphia. He (beginned, began, was begin) his acting career in (1993, the age of 5, Monday).
Open the brackets and write down the sentences. 26. Many years ago Mickey Mouse (to become) the first cartoon with the sound. 27. Walt Disney (to win) 22 Academy Awards during his lifetime?
28. Walt Disney (to create) many characters including Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, and goofy. 29. Today there (to be) Disney theme parks around the world – in Tokyo, Paris, and Hong Kong. 30. Toy Story (to be) the first computeranimated feature film? 31. Flowers and Trees (to be) the first cartoon in colour. 32. The film was boring. It (not, to bring) much fun. 33. I usually (to watch) watch TV programs about my hobbies. 34. You (to like) this program because it is very educational? 35. You often (to sit) together to watch the “National geographic”?
test 4. Match the description of the holidays with their names. 1. … is a holiday for children and young people. In the evening of October 31 boys and girls «dress up» in different old clothes and wear masks. 2. April 1 is …. . This is a day to play jokes and make people laugh. 3. On, ….. the Boxing Day, traditionally people give each other Christmas presents, which used to come in boxes. It is a very pleasant custom. 4. … is St. Valentine’s Day. Boys, girls and grownups send valentines to their friends. 5. ….. is guy Fawkes’s Day. All over the country people build wood fires or «bonfires» in their gardens.
a) December 26; b) Halloween; c) February 14; d) November 5; e) April Fool’s Day.
Choose and circle the right option. 6. Today, people (do not believe, are not believing, not believe) (, in, at) ghosts and (witchs, witches, witch) but they like (to tell, say, told) stories about them (at, on) Halloween. 7. (The more famous, The most famous, Most famous) celebration is in London (at, on, in) (, the, a) Piccadilly Circus. 8. (The most common, The commonest, The more commoner) type of celebration is a New Year party.
9. According to a legend, Valentine was (an, the, ) Italian bishop who (lives, didn’t lived, lived) many centuries ago. 10. Two little children (sat, sitted, seated) by (a, the) fire one cold winter night. All at once they (heard, hear, here) a knock at the door, and (run, ran) to open (them, it, her). 11. Three (King, Kings, Kinges) came riding from far away. They (travelling, travelled) by night and they (sleeped, slept, are sleeping) by day. 12. Long ago the family (gather, gathered, used to gathered) for Easter lunch or dinner, which (consists, consisted) (with, in, of) roast lamb with mint sauce, (potatos, potatoes) and green (peace, piece, peas). 13. (There, Their) guide (is, were, was) a beautiful, (wonder, wonderful) star. 14. He (secret, secretly) (marryed, married) couples. 15. In the evening of October 31 boys and girls «dress up» in different old (clothe, clothes, cloth) and (put, wear, are wearing) masks. 16. (In, On, At) July 4 (, the) Americans celebrate (there, they, their) national holiday – Independence Day. 17. Maslenitsa is one of the (favouritest, most favourite, more favourite) holidays in our country. (She, It) lasts (at, from) Monday (up, till) Sunday. 18. (The, A, ) Christmas in Australia (happens, happen) in (December 25, summer, Monday). 19. (On, In, At) New Year’s Eve people (ate, eat) tasty food, (drink, drinked) champagne, (danced, dance) and (take, have) a good time together. 20. Traditionally people give each other presents (on, at, in) Christmas, which (used to, use, using) come in boxes. It is (, the, a) very pleasant custom. 21. My family (is not, , not) believe (in, at, with) rules and traditions. 22. The 1st of September is (the Day of Knowledge, Mother’s Day, April Fool’s Day). Children (are going, go, goes) to school with flowers. There (is, are) meetings before the classes (started, start). 23. We celebrate (many, a lot, much) of professional holidays. Banks, offices and schools (do not, does not, are not) close. 24. I like (have, to having, to have) rest (in, on, at) the seaside (good, best, better) of all. 25. I (do not, not, does not) like crowds when I (are, is, am) (at, on, in) holiday.
Open the brackets and write down the sentences. 26. The pilgrims (to celebrate) the first Thanksgiving Day in the autumn of 1621.
27. The tradition of putting candles on a birthday cake (to start) about 200 years ago in germany? 28. The pilgrims (to prepare) the dinner of turkey, corn, beans and pumpkins. 29. The custom of singing “Happy Birthday to You” (to begin) about 100 years ago. 30. Victory Day (to come) on the ninth of May. 31. Families (to open) their presents on Christmas Eve, December 24th? 32. Last year on the eighth of March we (to celebrate) the International Women’s Day. We (to present) our dear women with flowers. 33. April Fool’s Day first (to appear) in France when the French began to use the new calendar. 34. Many veterans usually (to take) part in the military parade? 35. There (to be) many holidays in Belarus?
TeST 5. Match the words with their definitions. 1. healthy; 2. shape; 3. a doctor; 4. disease; 5. meal.
a) a person who treats sick people; b) food; c) without sickness or pain; d) sickness; e) physical condition.
Choose and circle the right option. 6. You (shouldn’t, should) eat well and exercise (seldom, often) to be healthy. 7. (I, He) sometimes (is working, works) hard and (does not, often) feels very tired. 8. The professional (athletes, athlete) is in (his, its, their) top shape. 9. A healthy diet (shouldn’t, should) include fresh products. 10. There is a (best, good, well) proverb: “We (it, eat) to live, but (not, are not, do not) live to eat.”
11. (On, At, For) supper we usually (has, are having, have) different kinds of potato dishes or pasta. 12. Every PE class we (make, do) (exercises, exercise), run, (jumps, jump) and play basketball. 13. I (haved, had) a running nose and a sore throat (usually, last week, at the moment). 14. The food that (she, we) eat (should, must not, should not) also be healthy. 15. You (should, should not, can not) eat more homemade food and less fast food. 16. As for me, (she, I) have (any, no) bad habits. 17. Parents (should, should not) be very active, (too, two, to). 18. (Quick, Fast) food is very (bad, good) for our health. 19. Children and young people (must mot, should not, should) spend more time (on, in, with) the open air. 20. People, who (eats, eat, are eating) fast food, (should, must, can) become overweight. 21. Our busy lifestyle (should, must, can) be dangerous for (its, our, ours) health. 22. We (do, did, should) get 60 minutes of physical activity (last week, every day, Monday). 23. American pupils (has, have, did not had) their PT lessons every day. 24. To be healthy you (should, should not) smoke and take drugs. You (should, should not) eat more vegetables and fruit, sleep well, do exercises. 25. (At, In, On) the morning I usually (has, have) (any, many, some) tea with cheeseburgers or hamburgers, (nothing, something, some) porridge or cottage cheese with sugar or jam.
Open the brackets and write down the sentences. 26. In summer I (to like) to play tennis, to ride a bicycle and to swim. 27. When I was sick my mother (to fix) me hot lemonade but that (not, to help) me much. 28. Last week the doctor (to examine) my throat. It (to be) a little red. 29. Yesterday the doctor (to come), (to put off) his coat and (to put on) his white jacket. 30. You (to have) two lessons of physical training once a week? 31. Nowadays people (not, to take) care about their health. They (to be) so busy.
32. When I followed all the doctor’s instructions I (to feel) much better. 33. This is our city clinic. The doctors (to examine) patients here. 34. An apple a day (to keep) a doctor away. That’s why I usually (to eat) a lot of fruit and vegetables. 35. Yesterday the doctor (to write) a prescription for cough medicine.
test 6. Match the words with their definitions. 1. a photo; 2. a city; 3. the native place; 4. domestic; 5. foreign. a) a large and important town where many people live and work; b) the place of birth or origin; c) related to the home or family; d) international; e) a picture made by a camera.
Choose and circle the right option. 6. Michael often (locks, looks) (on, in, at) old photographs with (he, his) grandmother. 7. (, The, A) Spanish is his native language. 8. In St. Petersburg there are (much, а lot, many) of places tо enjoy. 9. The city (lie, lies, lays) (on, in, over) (, a, the) Svisloch river. 10. You (should, must not, can’t) be very careful in crowded places. 11. (The, , A) Belarus is situated in the centre of (the, , a) Europe and borders (in, on, with) 5 countries: (the, a, ) russia, ukraine, Poland, Lithuania and Latvia. 12. It is a great pleasure to walk (to, on, along) the ancient streets of (, a, the) Moscow. 13. In the city you (must not, can, not) find a park where you (can, must) feed the ducks. 14. (The, A, ) Belarus (consist, consists) (with, of) 6 regions: (the, , a) Brest, Vitebsk, gomel, grodno, Minsk and Mogilev regions.
15. Country life (can, must not, is) be interesting for old (peoples, people). 16. (, The, A) Minsk is a city of science and students. 17. (The, A, ) building of the library (haves, has) 22 floors. 18. (The, , A) Minsk is a modern (the, a, ) European city, (the, ,a) largest in the country. 19. Town life is (more, very, most) expensive (then, than) village life. 20. A man living in a town (can not, can not to, must not to) enjoy the beauties of nature. 21. Living in a city (must, can, should to) be very comfortable. 22. You (should to, can, must not to) buy everything you want in the city. 23. (, The, A) National Library of (, the, a) Belarus is (at, on, in) Minsk. 24. In Minsk you (must not, should not to, can) travel (by, on, in) bus. 25. People of the village traditionally (live, lives, are living) in (the, , a) peace.
Open the brackets and write down the sentences. 26. Minsk (to stand) on the Svisloch river? 27. The people of Belarus (to rebuild) Minsk after the great Patriotic
28. There (to be) a lot of ancient sights in the city? 29. Foreigners often (to visit) the National Library of Belarus. 30. There (not, to be) clubs and restaurants in this town. 31. The village people (to have) simple lives? 32. People in the country (to have) a horse and dog? 33. I (to move) from my small hometown to Moscow five years ago. 34. They often (not, to go) to clubs or hotels. 35. After work, he sometimes (to enjoy) a nice domestic life.
Read the text and do the tasks following it. THE WOLF PLAYS THE FLuTE FOr THE CLEVEr LAMB A wolf carried off a lamb. The lamb said, “I know you are going to eat me, but before you eat me I would like to hear you play the flute. I have heard that you can play the flute better than anyone else, even the shepherd himself.” The wolf was so pleased at this that he took out his flute and began to play. When he did, the lamb insisted him to play once more and the wolf played again. The shepherd and the dogs heard the sound, and they came running up and fell on the wolf and the lamb was able to get back to the flock.
Complete the sentences according to the text: 36. I know you are going to _____ me. 37. I would like to hear you play _____. 38. The wolf was so ____ at this that he took out his flute and began ___. 39. The shepherd and the dogs _____ the sound 40. They came running up and fell on _____.
test 7. Match the words with their definitions. 1. animals; 2. cooking; 3. vegetables; 4. dangerous; 5. to sing.
a) making something tasty; b) bears, cats, and elephants; c) not safe; d) to make musical sounds with the voice; e) tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes.
Choose and circle the right option. 6. (Any, Some, Somebody) villagers take a nap after (, the, a) lunch. 7. Some people (play, plays, pay) cards and other games which are special (to, for, in) the village. 8. The life in the villages (are, is) full (in, with, of) hard work. 9. Village people are simple and (leave, live, leaf) like one big family. 10. The life in (, a, the) countryside is (a very, very, most) peaceful. 11. gessler, a local farmer, was very cruel and people (hated, hate) (he, him, his). 12. Jason arrived (in, to) London and (understand, understood, understands) how peaceful his country life (were, was). 13. People in cities usually (had, have) (a lot, many, few) of diseases because of (there, their, thery) lifestyle and (quick, fast) food. 14. People in villages are (a more, more, most) optimistic and (happiest, happier) (then, than) people in cities and towns
15. Village parents (should, must to, should to) lock away all chemicals from (childs, children, babys). 16. Village (mouths, mouses, mice) (say, tell, speak) jokes about city (mouses, mice, mouth) who (eats, eat) only fresh bread crumbs. 17. Children in the village (must to, can to, must not) drive tractors without (a parents, parents, a parent). Tractors can (kill, to kill, killing) (goose, geese, gooses), pigs, ducks and hens. 18. Last week Nick’s mum or dad (asked, ask, are asking) (he, him, his) to feed (sheeps, sheep). 19. (In, At, On) a farm the family often (must, should to, must to) work together. 20. When you are (at, on, in) the country you (should, must to, can’t to) tell (your, their, his) mums or dads if you see something dangerous. 21. If you live (at, on, in) the country, there (was, are, is) lots of interesting things to do. 22. (The most, Very, Much) dangerous place for small children (must to, can, shouldn’t to) be in the home. 23. Help your parents (to do, to make, to made) your home a safer (plate, place, please) for all of you. 24. Village (peoples, people, mans) live in (a, most, ) beautiful natural wonders. 25. Village (womans, woman, women) are often very good (in, of, at) growing (fruits, fruit) and vegetables, (doing, making) bread and singing (cakes, forests, songs).
Open the brackets and write down the sentences. 26. The food that the villagers always (to take) is fresh. 27. You (to enjoy) your countryside picnic last weekend? 28. Villagers (to love) their neighbours? 29. Once two mules (to go) to a town. They (to get) to the town and (to see) a lot of other animals there. That day there (to be) a big animas’ performance there. 30. The Browns usually (to do) some work in their small gardens or (to pay) some visit to the small shops in the village. 31. William was the only man in the village who (not, to be) afraid of the wicked farmer. 32. Last year I (not, to spend) my summer holidays in the country. 33. Last summer we (to go) camping. It (to be) nice to live in a tent by the lake.
34. There (to be) usually many insects in the forest. 35. In summer children usually (not, to leave) for summer camp. 36. I (to call) my friend yesterday and his mother (to say) that he still (to be) in the country. 37. Two days ago my father (to buy) me a bicycle as a birthday present. I (to be) happy and (to take) the bicycle to the country. 38. My friend often (to say) that village life is very boring in autumn. 39. She (to like) to go to the art exhibitions? 40. When I (to stay) in the village last summer I (to miss) my parents very much.
test 8. Match the words with their definitions. 1. a mountain; 2. continents; 3. a river; 4. a nation; 5. a language.
a) Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America, and South America; b) spoken or written words with which people communicate thoughts, ideas, or feelings; c) a land mass with great height; d) a people living in the same region of the world and having a common history, language, and culture; e) a large natural stream of water.
Choose and circle the right option. 6. (, The) Alps are (the highest, highest, higher) mountains in (, the, a) Europe. 7. (, The, A) Odessa is (smaller, the largest, larger) port on (, a, the) Black Sea. 8. (Belarusian, Belarusians, Belarussians) forests are the home for (an elks, elks, elk), wild boars, (deers, deer), (wolves, wolfes, wolf), (hairs, hares) and beavers.
9. (What, Which) (city, country, continent) is larger, (, the, a) Africa or (, the, a) South America? 10. (, the, a) russian is (the, a, ) national language of (, the, a) russia. 11. Each (, the, a) country is rich (of, in, with) culture and national traditions. 12. 400 years (before, ago) (somebody, something, some) English people (sail, sailed, saled) to North America to live there. 13. (, the, a) great Britain is much (smaller, small, big) than (, the, a) France and (, the, a) Norway. 14. In (, the, a) Canada people (will say, speak in, speak) (, the, a) English and (, the, a) French. 15. (, the, a) Australia is (very, the, much) smallest continent and (a, the, ) largest (Ireland, Iceland, island) on the map. 16. There (are, is, have) blue lakes and rivers, (sick, thick, fat) forests and many (spices, species, specyes) of animals and plants in (, the, a) Belarus. 17. (The, , A) first settlers who landed in (, the, a) America (was, were, be) Pilgrims. 18. My (, the, a) American friends are very interested (of, with, in) (, the, a) Belarusian customs and traditions. 19. The Indians (will help, help, helped) (, a, the) first Americans with corn. 20. She (had, will have, will has) (many, much, a lot) of English practice in (, the, a) Britain (, the, a) next week. 21. People (want, won’t, did) go to Jupiter even (in 100 years, 100 years ago). 22. This website (will gives, will give, will to give) you (a lot, few, many) of useful information. 23. Don’t drink coffee (in, on, at) night. You (will have, has, had) problems with sleep. 24. They (will not go, not will go) to (, the, a) Philippines (, the, a) next summer. (There, Their, Theirs) son (will take, took, will get) exams to the university. 25. He (return, returned, will return) to London in a (many, few, little) days.
Open the brackets and write down the sentences. 26. Soon she (to speak) English well. 27. Where (to go) to celebrate Christmas next year? 28. What (to tell) them about your studies in great Britain?
29. Thousands of people (to visit) this festival in France next week. 30. They (not, to celebrate) Thanksgiving Day at home tomorrow. They (to join) the greens for special celebrations at their place. 31. Last summer the Whites (to travel) around the Crimea. 32. As a rule we (to get) together for Christmas dinner. 33. I and my classmates often (to arrive) here to have a good time and a good rest. 34. The first people (to come) to Belarus twenty four thousand years ago. 35. It (to take) me about twenty minutes to get to the airport tomorrow.
test 9. Match the words with their definitions. 1. to travel; 2. the sights; 3. a tourist; 4. a local; 5. a foreigner.
a) something that you should see; b) a person who lives in the local area. c) to journey from place to place; d) a person who is born in or is from a foreign country. e) a person who travels for pleasure.
Choose and circle the right option. 6. We (travel, traveled, will travel) twenty miles on yesterday’s bicycle
7. The journey from Earth to Mars (taked, takes, take) 150300 days. 8. You (will look, looked, will see) stupid many times (why, when, where) you travel to new places. 9. People usually (make, make, will made) your travels more interesting than (, a, the) sights do. 10. You (should, can to, must to) learn from (that, this, those) people who (live, lives) in the country you (visits, visit). 11. Every time he (comes, came, come) from his trips (they, you, he) brings a lot of (photoes, photos, photo).
12. My (goodest, best) travel advice is to smile. (These, This) is a fast way (to build, to make, to do) new friends. 13. (Hundred, Hundreds, Hundreds of) local people (helped, help, will help) you to get to the bank if you have problems tomorrow. 14. You (should to, can, can not) see (a lot of, much, little) interesting places if you go this way. 15. Modern trains have (very, much, more) comfortable (sits, seats). 16. (In, On, ) July 31, 2015 Minsk guests (got, get, will get) a chance to see the dinosaurs in (the, , a) Minsk zoo. 17. (In, , On) last Wednesday, we (had, will, have) a trip to Oxford. 18. Travelling (on, in, by) train is (slower, more slow, slowest) than (in, on, by) plane. 19. Would you (like, want, hate) to go somewhere? 20. (, A, The) first travellers to (a, , the) uSA were explorers. 21. People can travel (in, on, by) train, (in, on, by) plane, (in, on, by) ship, (in, on, by) car and (in, on, by) foot. Everyone (choose, chooses, choosed) his favourite way of travel. 22. Young Columbus first (will go, go, went) to sea (in, on, at) the age of fourteen. 23. When I travel, I learn (few, a lot, very) about (peoples, people’s, people) traditions and beautiful nature. 24. Travelling is the (best, gooder, goodest) way (to do, to make) friends and to relax. 25. Everybody (know, knows) the name of Christopher Columbus who (made, will make, makes) voyages to India.
Open the brackets and write down the sentences. 26. There (to be) a lot of famous travellers in the past? 27. Last Saturday, we (to have) an excursion to London. We (to walk) through Trafalgar Square and (to look) at Buckingham Palace. 28. They (to visit) the old museum ships last year? 29. Yesterday we (to pack) our suitcases and (to have) a farewell dinner. 30. During my last trip to Brazil I (to break) my old camera. 31. The trip helped me a lot: I (to find) new friends. I hope next year I (to visit) England again! 32. How long does (to take) to get to Mars? 33. Belavia (to have) flights to Europe, Asia and the Middle East. 34. It (to cost) you 20 euros to get to the city center tomorrow. 35. Ancient travellers (to love) adventures.
Read the text and do the tasks following it. A VILLAgE SCHOOL The greens are a British family. Mr. green is a builder and Mrs. green is a housewife. There are three children in the family: a son and two daughters. Mike is thirteen years old, Sandy is twelve and Kate is ten. All the three children are pupils. Mike is at the boys’ school; his sisters are at a school for girls. Mike is a tall boy. He is clever. He is a very good pupil. Sandy has dark hair and hazel eyes. She is a pretty girl, she is clever and a good pupil. Her sister Kate is a nice girl with long fair hair and large blue eyes. She is good at music. The greens are in Australia now. Mr. green’s uncle is a farmer. His house and farm in Australia are in a village. The greens are in their uncle’s house now. The house is big. It is on a hill. It is summer now. In Australia January, February, March and April are summer months. The school in the village is small. In fact, it is a oneroom school. There is only one teacher for all the pupils. The garden around the school is very beautiful. The greens are fond of the farm and the school in the village.
Choose the correct answer. 36.What is Mr. green? a) He is a teacher. b) He is a doctor. c) He is a builder. 37. How old is Mike? a) He is twelve. b) He is thirteen. c) He is ten years old. 38. Where is the uncle’s house? a) On a hill. b) In a big city. c) On the bank of a river. 39. What is the village school like? a) It is big. b) It is small. c) It is very old.
Complete the sentences. 40. All the three children in the greens family are______ a) students; b) pupils; c) farmers. 41.Now the greens are in ________ a) Africa; b) America; c) Australia. 42. In Australia January, February, March and April are _____ a) winter months; b) spring months; c) summer months. 43. All the pupils in the village school have ______ a) one teacher; b) many teachers; c) two teachers.
Mark the sentences as True or False. 44. Mike is a small boy. ___ 45. Sandy is not a good pupil. ___ 46. Mr. green’s uncle is a builder. ____ 47. The greens are happy in Australia. ____ 48. There is no garden round the school. ____
Answer the questions. 49. Where are the greens from? 50. How many children are there in the family? 51. What are summer months in Australia? 52. What are summer months in your country? 53. How many rooms are there at school?