Training 3 variants


Тренировочные варианты для подготовки к проверочной работы за 3 четверть для 9 классов
Вариант 1
LISTENING
1. Вы услышите четыре коротких диалога, обозначенных А, B, C и D. Определите, где происходит каждый из этих диалогов. Используйте каждое место действия из списка 1–5 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее место действия. Вы услышите запись дважды.
1. On an excursion
2. At the airport
3. In a classroom
4. In a restaurant
5. On board a ship
А B C D
2. Вы услышите пять высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A–E и утверждениями, данными в списке 1–6. Используйте каждое утверждение из списка 1–6 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.
1. The speaker describes the school sports facilities.
2. The speaker describes his/her school library.
3. The speaker describes his/her schoolmates.
4. The speaker explains why he/she had to change school.
5. The speaker explains why he/she was late for school.
6. The speaker talks about his/her favourite school subject.
A B C D E
Вы услышите разговор двух друзей. В заданиях 3-8 выберите цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.
3. Nora
1) is having a birthday party tonight.
2) had a birthday party some time ago.
3) is going to have a birthday party later.
4. Nora
1) has passed her Maths exam.
2) has failed her Maths exam.
3) is going to take her Maths exam later.
5. Nora
1) has chosen her future career already.
2) is choosing between two careers at the moment.
3) has no idea what to do in the future.
6. Next year Nora is going to
1) start working.
2) enter university.
3) continue her school education.
7. In the summer Nora wants to
1) go to Italy.
2) go to France.
3) stay at home.
8. Nora can speak
1) Italian and French.
2) Spanish and French.
3) Spanish and Italian.
READING
9. Прочитайте тексты и установите соответствие между текстами и их заголовками: к каждому тексту, обозначенному буквами А-G, подберите соответствующий заголовок, обозначенный цифрами 1-8. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании есть один лишний заголовок.
1. Good for everyone
2. Easy to care for
3. Part of culture
4. Screen fashion
5. An innovative idea
6. Working clothes
7. Jeans’ labels
8. Clothes to protest
A. Jeans are one of fashion's most long enduring trends. Cowboys wear them but so do supermodels, farmers, presidents and housewives. Ask any group of people why they wear jeans and you will get a range of answers. For some they're comfortable and easy – for others they're trendy and cool. Jeans mean different things to different people, but they are popular everywhere.
B. Americans do not have a national folk dress with a long tradition. Blue jeans are probably the most recognisable article of American clothing. They have been part of American life for over 125 years. Blue denim jeans became not only an expression of American fashion but also an element of American identity known around the world.
C. Jeans were first designed as trousers for farmers and miners in the states of the American West. They quickly grew popular with common people, including cowboys, factory employees and railroad builders. The new trousers were made from a very strong material which did not wear out easily. However, at the same time jeans were very practical and comfortable to wear.
D. Pockets were the weak point of the miners' clothes – they easily tore away from the jeans. A man called Jacob Davis had the idea of using metal rivets (fasteners) to hold the pockets and the jeans together so that they wouldn't tear. Davis wanted to patent his idea, but he didn't have enough money, so he offered Levi Strauss a deal if Strauss paid for the patent. Strauss accepted and started making jeans.
E. By the middle of the twentieth century, these heavy cotton trousers had become a symbol of opposition for young artists and writers. College students started to wear them to show they were against the Vietnam War. The new trousers were banned in American schools from coast to coast and sometimes in theatres and cinemas.
F. Jeans are good because they don't show the dirt. You can easily go a month without washing them and they don't look shocking. They don't need to be washed as often as other trousers and you don't need to iron them. What's more, because of the strong material you can wear your favorite jeans for years. Even the occasional hole or spot doesn’t spoil them at all.
G. In the 30s and 40s many people began to spend their spare time watching movies where adventurous cowboys rode horses, fought bad guys and wore blue jeans. The actors made jeans popular in movies and everyone wanted to wear them. Young people wished to imitate the casual “cowboyish” look they saw in films, and they began to wear jeans as casual wear.
A B C D E F G
Прочитайте текст. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений 10-17 соответствуют содержанию текста (1 – True), какие не соответствуют (2 – False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 – Not stated). В поле ответа запишите одну цифру, которая соответствует номеру правильного ответа.
A Christmas Story
It happened a few days before Christmas. John and Alice were on their way home from visiting their daughter at college. The drive was long and exhausting. Alice was thinking about the money they had given for their daughter’s last semester. It was a big sum for their family. Alice realized that they had no money for the next semester fee. She was in despair.
On their way home they stopped at a small town market. Alice got out of the car to walk a little. Suddenly an old woman approached her. She asked Alice to buy an old brass teapot*. Alice took the heavy teapot and gave the woman the money that she had asked for.
Alice, got into the car and placed the teapot on the back seat. She didn’t need the teapot, but she could not refuse the old woman. The car set off and the rest of the way John and Alice argued about the money. John was angry with Alice because of her last purchase.
John’s arguments were powerful. The family’s budget was not at all promising. They had a lot of electric and gas bills to pay. What’s more, they had recently bought a new refrigerator. And the college fee ate up a good part of their budget. Alice kept silent.
When they arrived home, Alice decided to make tea. She found out that their electric tea kettle was broken and put the new brass teapot on the stove. When the tea was getting ready, they heard a door bell. It was Mr. Ramson, their neighbour. The old man lived alone and there were no relatives and friends to support him in town.
Alice invited Mr. Ramson in for some tea. At the table Mr. Ramson asked Alice and John if they could lend him some money. His only granddaughter, whom he loved dearly, lived far away and he wanted to visit her for the coming Christmas. Alice sighed but John, suddenly, nodded his head in agreement. Mr. Ransom thanked John and went home happy.
Alice was alone in the kitchen washing up after tea. She was thinking how to cut down their expenses if they gave the money to the old man. Suddenly she heard a sound of something dropping into the teapot. Alice took the teapot and, to her great surprise, she found two £50 notes inside. She called John to ask if he had by mistake dropped them into the teapot. John looked at her in surprise but answered that he had not.
At that moment Alice knew what to do. She removed the banknotes from the teapot and ran to Mr. Ramson.
When she came home, John smiled and gave her a warm kiss. The same dropping sound repeated. It came from the teapot. When Alice opened the top, she found a banknote inside. Christmas Magic! They could not understand how it worked, but the teapot produced some banknotes every time they were kind to each other and helped people around.
They put the brass teapot on the shelf in the kitchen and never used it for making tea. When their daughter came for Christmas, she could hardly recognize the house. The furniture was the same, but the house looked warmer and cozier than before. Her parents did not argue about money any more.
When she asked where the money for her education had come from, they said it was a Christmas present from old Mr. Ramson.
*A brass teapot – медный чайник10. Alice was upset because they had failed to pay for her daughter’s studies.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
11. The old woman gave the brass teapot to Alice as a present.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
12. In the car Alice and John had a quarrel over the brass teapot.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
13. At home Alice made tea in her new brass teapot.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
14. Mr. Rampson’s granddaughter visited him last Christmas.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
15. Alice found some money in the teapot.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
16. The brass teapot worked wonders only during Christmas.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
17. Alice and John gave the brass teapot to Old Mr. Ramson.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
GRAMMAR
Прочитайте приведённые ниже тексты. Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали содержанию текстов. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию.
18. Tim woke up later than usual. It was Sunday and he _________HAVE_________ lots of plans for the day. He was in the bathroom cleaning his _________TOOTH_________ when he heard some unfamiliar voices from the veranda. “Who could they be?” Tim _________THINK_________. When he came into the room, his mum and two other women ________CHAT__________ happily and didn’t notice him. Tim coughed to attract _________THEY_________ attention. “Oh, Tim, you’re up already!” his mother sounded excited. “Meet my school friends, Linda and Emma.” Linda shook his hand, Emma smiled and said: “We _________BE_________ happy to meet you, Tim.” Your mum showed us your photo, but you are much _________YOUNG_________ there. Join us for tea. I wish we _________CAN_________ talk about our school days for ages, but we have some other business to discuss with your mother. It’s going to be interesting for you, too.” Tim sat at the table. Emma had some papers in her hands but Tim couldn’t read what _________PRINT_________ there – the letters were too small.
WRITING
You have 30 minutes to do this task.
You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen friend, Ben.
…We’ve moved house and now I have to go to a new school. It’s a pity because I liked my old school and I had a lot of friends there. Now I feel a bit lonely but I hope to find some friends here too….
…What do you like most about your school? Have you got a lot of friends at school? What do you usually do with your school friends in your free time? …
Write him a letter and answer his 3 questions.
Write 100–120 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.

Вариант 2
LISTENING
1. Вы услышите четыре коротких диалога, обозначенных А, B, C и D. Определите, где происходит каждый из этих диалогов. Используйте каждое место действия из списка 1–5 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее место действия. Вы услышите запись дважды.
1. On board a plane
2. At home
3. In the theatre
4. At a railway station
5. In a restaurant
А B C D
2. Вы услышите пять высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A–E и утверждениями, данными в списке 1–6. Используйте каждое утверждение из списка 1–6 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.
1. The speaker talks about his/her recent trip.
2. The speaker describes the hotel room.
3. The speaker talks about his/her travelling plans.
4. The speaker explains why he/she likes travelling.
5. The speaker talks about his/her favourite transport.
6. The speaker talks about his/her job responsibilities.
A B C D E
Вы услышите разговор двух друзей. В заданиях 3-8 выберите цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.
3. Frank is going to miss the party because
1) he feels unwell.
2) it’s his grandmother’s birthday.
3) his grandmother is visiting him.
4. Kate is against going to the pizzeria because
1) she’s afraid of putting on weight.
2) she dislikes pizza.
3) the pizzeria is too far away.
5. Kate
1) ignores sports.
2) does sport regularly.
3) watches sports on TV.
6. Frank’s dog is
1) a nice little puppy.
2) a large and powerful dog.
3) an old and clever dog.
7. Frank walks his dog
1) once a day.
2) twice a day.
3) three times a day.
8. Kate and Frank agree to meet
1) near the park.
2) near Kate’s house.
3) at the bus stop.
READING
9. Прочитайте тексты и установите соответствие между текстами и их заголовками: к каждому тексту, обозначенному буквами А-G, подберите соответствующий заголовок, обозначенный цифрами 1-8. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании есть один лишний заголовок.
1. Coffee in the New World
2. The original taste of coffee
3. A chance discovery
4. A place for communication
5. An illegal drink
6. A long journey to Europe
7. Growing coffee plants
8. Different recipes
A. Coffee was first found in Eastern Africa in the area we know today as Ethiopia. A popular legend says that one day a man called Kaldi was watching his goats eating grass and leaves. He noticed that after eating berries from a certain bush the goats became very active. Curious, Kaldi tried the berries himself. He found that these berries gave him additional energy. The story quickly spread throughout the region.
B. The first coffee berries were transported from Ethiopia to Arabian countries and then they were cultivated in Yemen. From there, coffee travelled to Turkey where coffee beans were roasted for the first time over open fires. The roasted beans were crushed and then boiled in water, creating the drink we enjoy today. Finally, in the seventeenth century coffee arrived in France, Britain and Italy.
C. The first coffeehouses opened in Mecca and quickly became popular centres of social and political activity. The government believed that coffee stimulated radical thinking, and the governor even thought it might unite his opposition. As a result, coffee was forbidden in Mecca. The same thing happened in Turkey a century later, when coffee drinkers were severely punished.
D. They say, in 1776 the thirteen American colonies adopted coffee as their national drink instead of tea. When the British tried to raise the tax on tea, Americans refused to buy it and switched to coffee. In fact, by drinking coffee Americans demonstrated their political views and their dislike for the British – the famous tea-lovers.
E. The Italians drink their espresso with sugar, the Germans and Swiss add an equal part of hot chocolate, the Mexicans prefer it with cinnamon, and the Belgians – with chocolate. Coffee drinkers in the Middle East usually add cardamom and spices. The Egyptians, on the other hand, are extremely fond of pure, strong coffee. They add neither milk nor cream.
F. Plain and simple, nothing else. People discovered that if they drank coffee slowly they could taste bitterness, sourness, sweetness and saltiness. For a long time such a taste was new and more than enough. It needed no improvement. Only later did they start experimenting with coffee by adding milk, chocolate, and other flavors. However, nothing can hide the taste of real coffee.
G. When the first European coffeehouses opened, they quickly grew into places where people played chess, exchanged gossip, sang and danced. Coffeehouses were very popular because anyone could go and enjoy a cup of the drink. The price of a cup of coffee was reasonable. European coffee houses became meeting points for intellectuals, writers and businessmen.
A B C D E F G
Прочитайте текст. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений 10-17 соответствуют содержанию текста (1 – True), какие не соответствуют (2 – False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 – Not stated). В поле ответа запишите одну цифру, которая соответствует номеру правильного ответа.
Joseph Rudyard Kipling
Joseph Rudyard Kipling is considered to be one of the greatest English writers. He was born in 1865, in Bombay, India. At the time of his birth, his parents were recent arrivals in India. They had come to India with plans to start a new life. The family lived quite well. His father, an artist, was the head of the Department of Architectural Sculpture at the School of Art. For young Kipling, India was a wonderful and happy place.
However, at the age of 6, Kipling's life changed greatly. He was sent to England to receive a formal British education. These were hard years for Kipling. The boy suffered from strict school discipline, his classmates’ insults and bullying. His only comfort was books: he enjoyed reading. By the age of 11, Kipling was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. Fortunately, Kipling’s mother placed him in a new school. There, Kipling found friends and discovered his talent for writing, eventually becoming the editor of the school newspaper.
In 1882, Kipling was told by his parents that they didn't have enough money to send him to college, and he returned to India. It was a powerful moment in the young writer's life. He found a job with a local newspaper. Kipling's experience as a reporter formed the backbone for lots of his stories. Later, his collection of 40 short stories called Plain Tales from the Hills gained wide popularity in England.
Seven years later, Kipling returned to England in the hope of becoming a famous writer. In London, he met Wolcott Balestier, an American publisher who became one of Kipling's great friends and supporters. Later, Kipling happily married Wolcott’s sister, Carrie.
As a writer, Kipling flourished. His portfolio contained gems like The Jungle Book, The Naulahka: A Story of the West and East and The Second Jungle Book. Kipling loved children and understood them very well. His tales fascinated boys and girls all over the world.
Kipling travelled a lot, but in 1902 he returned to Great Britain with his wife and children. The Kiplings bought a large estate in Sussex and many of his most famous books were written there. One of them was Just So Stories. The book's name had, in fact, come from his daughter, who asked her father to repeat each tale several times, or "just so," as she often said.
In 1907 he was the first English writer to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. It was international recognition of his talent.
In 1914, the First World War began and Kipling was a passionate supporter of the fight against Germany. He even encouraged his son John to join the army though John had a serious problem with his eyesight. Kipling and his son were very close. Unfortunately, in October of 1915, John was killed in France. Kipling, feeling guilty about persuading his son to become a soldier, was terribly depressed.
Due to these sad circumstances, for the last twenty years of his life Kipling did not write any more of his wonderful children's tales.
10. Kipling was born into the family of a writer.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
11. His school teachers considered the young Kipling a capable student.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
12. Kipling studied at college.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
13. Kipling met his future wife due to his friend.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
14. The book Just So Stories got its name due to Kipling’s daughter.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
15. At the beginning of the 20th century, Kipling was given a prestigious literary award.
1) True 2) False 3)Not stated
16. Kipling’s son returned from the war with a problem with his eyesight.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
17. Kipling continued creating tales for children until the end of his life.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
GRAMMAR
Прочитайте приведённые ниже тексты. Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали содержанию текстов. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию.
18. It was about 6pm when I heard a knock on the door. It _________BE_________ Jason, my teenage neighbour. He looked cold and upset.
“What’s wrong, Jason?”
“I _________LOSE_________ my key and I can’t get into my house.”
“Come in. Today’s not a day for long walks, or long waits,” I looked out the window. It _______SNOW_________ hard and it was windy. The weather was getting ________BAD__________ every hour.
Jason _________TAKE_________ off his coat and boots. His ________FOOT__________ were wet and I gave him a pair of socks to change into. A cup of hot tea and some biscuits soon made the boy feel warm.
“Where are your parents, Jason?”
“I _________NOT/KNOW_________. I can’t call them because of this,” he pulled his phone out of his pocket and showed it to me – the screen _________BREAK_________ and the phone was obviously dead.
Jason focused on the food again. He took his _________FOUR_________ biscuit and said: “I wish my mum could make biscuits like this.”.WRITING
You have 30 minutes to do this task.
You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen friend, Ben.
… I am very busy now preparing for my exams, but yesterday I went to the cinema with my friends. We saw a new film about Sherlock Holmes. You’ve probably seen it, too. …
…What kinds of films do you like? Where do you prefer watching films – in the cinema or at home and why? What would you make a film about if you had a chance?…Write him a letter and answer his 3 questions.
Write 100–120 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.

Вариант 3
LISTENING
1. Вы услышите четыре коротких диалога, обозначенных А, B, C и D. Определите, где происходит каждый из этих диалогов. Используйте каждое место действия из списка 1–5 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее место действия. Вы услышите запись дважды.
1. At the Doctor’s
2. In a shop
3. In a classroom
4. In a museum
5. In a swimming pool
А B C D
2. Вы услышите пять высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A–E и утверждениями, данными в списке 1–6. Используйте каждое утверждение из списка 1–6 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.
1. The speaker describes his/her room.
2. The speaker describes the area where he/she lives.
3. The speaker talks about unusual houses.
4. The speaker talks about a local tourist attraction.
5. The speaker explains how to get to the city centre.
6. The speaker explains why he/she likes the city life.
A B C D E
Вы услышите разговор двух друзей. В заданиях 3-8 выберите цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.
3. Jim was late to school because he
1) got up too late.
2) had a talk with someone.
3) missed his bus.
4. Last night Jim
1) was watching a film.
2) was playing on his computer.
3) was writing a school project.
5. After classes Jim and Kelly are going to
1) a library.
2) a café.
3) Jim’s house.
6. Jim
1) is the only child in the family.
2) has at least one brother.
3) has at least one sister.
7. Jim and Kelly are going to search for the information for their project
1) on the Internet.
2) in books.
3) in journals.
8. Jim asks Kelly
1) to advise him on his further education .
2) to help him choose the topic for the essay.
3) to correct his mistakes in the essay.
READING
9. Прочитайте тексты и установите соответствие между текстами и их заголовками: к каждому тексту, обозначенному буквами А-G, подберите соответствующий заголовок, обозначенный цифрами 1-8. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании есть один лишний заголовок.
1. Extreme tourism
2. A way to get to know the world
3. Different types of tourism
4. For all ages and interests
5. The negative impact of tourism
6. The most popular destinations
7. Travelling tips
8. Nature-friendly tourism
A. Tourism has become a popular activity. Indeed, nowadays people travel more, and further, than they used to. The main reasons for tourism are: recreation, leisure and business. When travelling for recreation, people want to escape their stressful daily routine and to relax. Beach holidays are an example of leisure tourism. Business trips involve going to some distant place in order to settle business issues.
B. When people travel, they broaden their horizons. Whether on a business trip or on a honeymoon, people want to explore the place they are in. They go on excursions, try new activities like diving or mountain climbing, learn about the historical background of the place, and buy souvenirs to remind them of the local cultural peculiarities. Sometimes they find out amazing facts about people and places, and about themselves, too!
C. Trips can be spontaneous or well-planned, but before any planning is done, you need to decide where you want to go. Lots of people prefer places where they can enjoy the sea and the sun, that’s why tourism in countries like Turkey, Thailand, Bali, Cyprus is quite a profitable industry. People who like winter leisure activities go to ski resorts in France, Austria, Iceland, Serbia and so on.
D. A new branch of tourism is ecotourism. It involves visiting relatively untouched places in remote areas. Ecotourism is often misinterpreted as any form of tourism involving wildlife - but it’s completely different from jungle tourism or safari. Eco-tourists are against disturbing the environment; even taking photos is not recommended. Take only memories and leave only footprints is a very popular slogan for them.
E. By educational tourism, most people mean different versions of Learn and Travel Programmes for students. But it’s not only for the young and brave. Lots of training and educational programmes for adults are offered in different corners of the world. Retired people participate in these programmes too. They gladly enroll on overseas courses ranging from gardening and design to computer skills and programming.
F. With all the benefits of travelling, it’s still a very expensive activity and may not fit every budget. To reduce the costs, avoid travelling in high season when flight tickets, hotels, food and excursions are overpriced. Remember that, as well as the well-known, popular, and therefore most expensive, destinations, there are less prestigious but even more interesting places. When planning a trip, find out about low-cost airlines, discounts and special offers.
G. If possible, consider means of transport other than the plane. Rapidly increasing numbers of flights have put the environment in danger. Planes pollute the air, which results in global warming. In fact, tourism is not harmless fun as many may think: new airports and tourist infrastructure, pollution, and crowds of noisy tourists make wild animals migrate, which may decrease their population or even make them extinct.
A B C D E F G
Прочитайте текст. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений 10-17 соответствуют содержанию текста (1 – True), какие не соответствуют (2 – False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 – Not stated). В поле ответа запишите одну цифру, которая соответствует номеру правильного ответа.
David Livingstone
David Livingstone was an explorer, missionary, and anti-slavery fighter. He became a great hero of the 19th century for his discoveries in Africa.
David Livingstone was born in 1813 in Scotland, and grew up with several brothers and sisters in a single room in a gloomy building for the workers of a cotton factory. To support his family, he started working at the cotton mill as a child. The work was dull and monotonous, but it taught him patience and sympathy with those who worked hard. Though he had twelve-hour working days, David studied at school during the evenings and weekends. Later, he started studying medicine in Glasgow and completed his medical studies in 1840 in London.
In the official role of a ‘medical missionary’, he set off for Africa, arriving in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1841.
Exploring Africa, Livingstone went north and walked across the Kalahari Desert. He came upon Lake Ngami and, later, the Zambezi River. Livingstone was the first European to see the famous Zambezi falls, which he renamed Victoria Falls, after Queen Victoria.
Livingstone was the first medical missionary to enter southern and central Africa, and he was the first European to meet local tribes. He won their trust as a friendly person and an experienced doctor. He had so many patients among the native people that he had to limit his treatment only to those with serious illnesses.
David Livingstone made two more expeditions to Africa. By 1856, he was one of the first Europeans to cross the African continent from west to east. His motto, which was later written on the base of the statue to him at Victoria Falls, was ‘Christianity, Commerce and Civilization.’ He deeply believed that the navigation of the Zambezi River, as a commercial route into the centre of the continent, would help people achieve these goals. Livingstone also tried to find the source of the Nile River. He never did, but discovered lots of facts about the four great African lakes.
Livingstone’s African expeditions brought him fame as one of the leading explorers of the 19th century. However, according to historians, one of Livingstone's greatest achievements was also promoting antislavery ideas. His books told people about the cruelties and horrors slaves had to suffer.
For several years there were no letters from Livingstone and it was decided in London that the explorer was lost. The two main British newspapers sent the journalist, Henry Stanley, to Africa to find David Livingstone. Stanley found the explorer in late 1871, and upon seeing him, said the now well-known words, "Dr. Livingstone, I presume?"
Livingstone refused to leave his beloved Africa and spent the last years of his life almost cut off from the outside world. He died in 1873. Later, his body was transported to London and buried in Westminster Abbey.
10. All David Livingstone’s sisters and brothers started working in their childhood.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
11. In his childhood David Livingstone never attended school.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
12. David Livingstone named one of the natural wonders after the British Queen.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
13. During his expeditions, David Livingstone treated the local people.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
14. David Livingstone went to Africa several times.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
15. David Livingstone bought slaves and made them free.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
16. Henry Stanley made David Livingstone return to England.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
17. David Livingstone’s grave is in Africa.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
GRAMMAR
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18. We arrived at the lake very early. It was cold but in spite of that there were several _______MAN_____ there. Dad pulled our fishing rods out of the rucksack and we joined the others.
“Hey, look what I_______CATCH____!” a man sitting several metres upstream proudly showed us his bag. There was a large fish in it.
“Good job,” Dad _______SAY_____ and everyone became quiet again.
“How long do we have to wait? When will they bite?” I whispered.
“I _____NOT/KNOW______,” Dad whispered back and a moment later he was holding a little, silver fish.
“See?” he turned to me. “But this one is too small. We’d better let it go and wait for the next one.” And he let ______HE______ fish go.
The second fish was _____BIG_______ than the first one and soon Dad caught a few more.
“If it goes on like this, mum ______COOK_______ us a great dinner,” he said.
We kept fishing till noon but I didn’t catch anything ______I_____ and got really bored with it. To me, it _____BE______ a stupid waste of time but I certainly wasn’t going to tell Dad that. He wouldn’t have liked it.
WRITING
You have 30 minutes to do this task.
You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen friend, Ben.
... Next year at school I have to choose a second foreign language to learn. The problem is that I cannot make a choice about what language to take. …
…When did you start learning English? What do you do to improve your English? What foreign language besides English would you like to learn, and why? …
Write him a letter and answer his 3 questions.
Write 100–120 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.

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