Тест по английскому языку

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1. Water {is to boil /is boiling /boils} at 100C.

2. In some countries {there is / is /it is} very hot all the time.

3. In cold countries people wear thick clothes {for keeping / to keep /for to keep} warm.

4. In England people are always talking about {a weather / the weather /weather}.

5. In some places {it rains /there rains /it raining} almost every day.

6. In deserts there isn`t {the / some / any} grass.

7. Places near the Equator have {a warm / the warm / warm} weather even in the cold seasons.

8. In England {coldest / the coldest / colder} time of year is usually from December to February.

9. {The most / Most of / Most} people don`t know what it`s like in other countries.

10. Very {less / little / few} people can travel abroad.

11. Mohammed Ali {has won / won / is winning} the first world title fight in 1960.

12. After he {had won / have won / was winning} an Olympic gold medal he became a professional boxer.

13. His religious beliefs {have made him / made him to / made him} change his name when he became champion.

14. If he {has / would have / had} lost his first fight with Sonny Liston, no one would have been surprised.

15. He has travelled a lot {both / and / or} as a boxer and a world-famous personality.

16. He is very well known {all in / all over / in all} the world.

17. Many people {is believing / are believing / believe} he was the greatest boxer of all time.

18. To be the best {from / in / of} the world is not easy.

19. Like any top sportsman Ali {had to / must / should} train very hard.

20. Even though he has now lost his title, people {would / will / did} always remember him as a champion. Imagine that you are still living in the 20th century…

The history of {aeroplane / the aeroplane / an aeroplane} is {quite a / a quite / quite} short one. For many centuries men {are trying / try / had tried} to fly, but with {little / few / a little} success. In the 19th century a few people succeeded {to fly / in flying / into flying} in balloons. But it wasn`t until the beginning of {this / next / that} century that anybody {were / is / was} able to fly in a machine {who / which/ what} was heavier than air, in other words, in {who/ which / what} we now call a “plane”.

The first people to achieve “powered flight” were the Wright brothers. {His / Their / Theirs} was the machine which was the forerunner of the Jumbo jets and supersonic airliners that are {such / such a / so} common sight today. They {could / should / couldn`t} hardly have imagined that in 1969, {not much / not many / no much} more than half a century later, a man {will be / had been / would be} landed on the moon. Already {a man / man / the man} is taking the first steps towards the stars. Although space satellites have existed {since / during / for} less than forty years, we are now dependent {from / of / on} them for all kinds of {informations / information / an information}. Not only {are they / they are / there are} being used for scientific research in space, but also to see what kind of weather {is coming / comes / coming}.

By 1998 there {would / must / will} have been satellites in space for forty years and the “space superpowers” are planning to {have / make / let} massive space stations built. When these {will be / are / will} have been completed it will be the first time {when / where / that} astronauts will be able to work in space in large numbers. {Apart / For / Except} all that, in many ways the most remarkable flight {of / above / at} all was {it / that / that one} of the flying bicycle, which the world saw on television, {flying / to fly / fly} across the channel from England to France, with nothing {apart / but / than} a man to power it. As the bicycle-flyer said, “It`s the first time {I realize / I`ve realized / I am realizing} what hard work is to be a bird!”

Part 2

Tick the correct answer:

51. Many teachers {say to / say / tell} their students should learn a foreign language.

52. Learning a second language is not the same {as / like / than} learning a first language.

53. It takes {long time / long / a long time} to learn any language.

54. It is said that Chinese is perhaps the world`s {harder / hardest / more hard} language to master.

55. English is quite difficult because of all the exceptions {who / which / what} have been to be learnt.

56. You can learn the basic structures of a language quickly, but only if you {are wanting / will to / are willing} to make an effort.

57. A lot of people aren`t used {to the study / to study / to studying} grammar in their own language.

58. Many adult students of English wish they {would start / would have started / had started} their language studies earlier.

59. In some countries students have to spend a lot of time working {on / by / in} their own.

60. There aren`t {no / any / some} easy ways of learning a foreign language in your own country.

61. Some people try to improve their English by {hearing / listening / listening to} the BBC World Service.

62. {Live / Life / Living} with a foreign family can be a good way to learn English.

63. It`s no use {to try / trying / in trying} to learn a language just by studying a dictionary.

64. Many students of English {would rather not / would rather prefer not / would rather not to} take tests.

65. Some people think it`s time we all {learn / should learn / learnt} a single international language.

Charles Walker is a teacher at a comprehensive school in Norwich. He {has joined / joined / joins} the staff of the school in 1998 and {has been working / worked / works} there ever since. Before {move / to move / moving} to Norwich, he taught in Italy and in Wales, and before that he {has been / was / was being} a student at Cambridge University. So far he {isn`t / wasn`t / hasn`t been} in Norwich for as long as he was in Wales, but he likes the city a lot and {should / would / could} like to stay there for at least another two years, or, {how / which / as} he puts it, until his two children {have / will have / will be} grown up a bit. He met his wife, Kate, in 1982 while he {was to live / was living / had been living} abroad for a while, and they got married in 1986. Their two children, Mark and Susan, {are / were / have been} both born in Norwich.

The Walkers` boy, {who / which / he} is four, has just started at nursery school, but {his / their / her} sister {shall stay / stays / will be staying} at home for another couple of years, because she is nearly two years {younger / more young / the younger} than him. Charles and Kate Walker {are used / use / used} to live in the country, but now that they have children, they {have moved / move / moved} into the city. Charles wanted a house {next / near / close} the school {in order / for / to} get to work easily. Unfortunately {the / a / that} one the two of them really wanted was too expensive, so they {must / should / had to} buy one a bit further away. By the time the children {go / will go / will have gone} to secondary school, {that / which / what} Charles and Kate hope will be in Norwich, the Walkers {will have been / have been / will be living} there for at least fifteen years. They can`t be sure if they {stay / do stay / will stay}, but if they {don`t / didn`t / won`t}, their friends won`t be too surprised.

91. John`s coming to see you, {hasn`t he / wasn`t he / isn`t he}?

92. It`s been a long time since you`ve seen him, {hasn`t it / isn`t it / haven`t you}?

93. He`s due to arrive tomorrow, {won`t he / isn`t he / will he}?

94. He won`t be getting in till about 10.30, {isn`t he / is he / will he}?

95. You met him while you were on holiday, {didn`t you / weren`t you / haven`t you}?

96. I think I`m expected to pick him up, {aren`t I / don`t I / are you}?

97. No doubt you`d rather he stayed in England now, {didn`t you / wouldn`t you / shouldn`t you}?

98. Nobody else has been told he`s coming, {is he / has he / have they}?

99. We`d better not stay up too late at night, {didn`t we / have we / had we}?

100. I suppose it`s time we called it a day, {didn`t we / isn`t it / don`t I}?