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ЧАСТЬ 1 – АУДИРОВАНИЕ Practice Test 1

B1 Вы услышите шесть высказываний. Установите соответствие между

высказываниями каждого говорящего A–F и утверждениями, данными в списке
1–7. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей
цифрой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение.
Вы услышите запись дважды. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу.

1 I’ve never really taken sport seriously.

2 There is no real proof that sport alone is the key to good health.
3 In a way I regret having taken up the sport.
4 All children should do sport at school.
5 The speaker has never done any sport in their life.
6 Children should choose to do sport or not.
7 The speaker needs challenges and likes to win.


Вы услышите диалог. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений

А1–А7 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). Обведите номер выбранного Вами варианта
ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.

A1 The caller’s son is 12 years old.

1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
A2 The caller wants to send their son to an adventure camp.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
A3 The caller’s son hopes to do water sports.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
A4 The receptionist says they can do mountain sports on a nearby mountain.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
A5 The children are divided into small groups for activities.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
A6 There is a World Owl Centre not far from the camp.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
A7 Payment for the camp has to be made before June.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated

Practice Test 1 ЧАСТЬ 1 – АУДИРОВАНИЕ

Вы услышите интервью. В заданиях А8–А14 обведите цифру 1, 2 или 3,

соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа. Вы услышите
запись дважды.

A8 According to the speaker, which of the following proves that tea is very important
in Britain?
1) Britain is the biggest consumer of tea in the world.
2) Everyone has his or her own different slang word for tea.
3) People have different opinions of how to make it.

A9 How many million cups of tea do British people drink every day?
1) 70
2) 96
3) 165

A10 Which of the following is TRUE about early British tea drinkers?
1) They added milk to the hot water.
2) They added hot water to the milk.
3) They didn’t add milk to tea.

A11 How does the speaker like to prepare his tea?

1) He adds hot water to the tea bag and milk.
2) He adds milk to the brewed tea.
3) He adds the tea bag to hot water and milk.

A12 What does the speaker say about dipping biscuits in tea?
1) It is not acceptable.
2) It destroys the tea.
3) It improves the taste of the tea.

A13 Which of the following is TRUE?

1) For some people the word ‘tea’ can mean dinner.
2) Many people still drink tea from a saucer.
3) Almost everyone drinks tea with their dinner.

A14 According to the speaker why do the British drink so much tea?
1) Caffeine in tea is addictive.
2) Drinking tea is a custom.
3) It contains less caffeine than coffee.

ЧАСТЬ 2 – ЧТЕНИЕ Practice Test 1

B2 Установите соответствие между заголовками 1–8 и текстами A–G.

Занесите свои ответы в таблицу. Используйте каждую цифру только один
раз. В задании один заголовок лишний.

1 Addicted to tech 5 A healthy hobby

2 Teen magazine 6 Gadget magazine

3 Benefits of Internet 7 A must-have

4 A growing tourist sector 8 A student magazine

A Moby is a technology magazine that specialises negative impact on the individual’s life and
in the latest gadgets and gizmos. It features their ability to engage in other activities.
descriptions and reviews of products such as Some young people can become agitated
MP3 players, smartphones, GPS devices and and irritable if not allowed access to the
digital cameras. It mostly targets young people Internet or their favourite gadget.
on the move who are looking for small mobile E With the recent rise in fuel prices many
devices for commuting or for travel purposes. people who hadn’t been on a bike in a very
Recently it has also featured fold-up and long time are rediscovering the joys of the
electric bicycles, which are growing in ‘little queen’, as the French call it. More than
popularity amongst young professionals. just a means of transport it has become a
B Cycle touring is a great way to travel and see leisure activity for a huge number of people.
a country at your own pace and has been And, why not? It’s the best way to explore
growing in popularity in recent years. Now, both city and country. It’s rewarding, fun and,
many tourist agencies and other commercial most important of all, it’s good for your
agencies around the world organise cycling health. Not to mention the fact that it is
holidays at very affordable prices. Some cheap and environmentally friendly.
companies provide accommodation and
F TIN is an international magazine for young
route information to cyclists travelling inde- people in the final years of university who are
pendently, while others organise all-inclusive looking to spend time abroad before starting
group trips that include guides, equipment their first job. It provides information on how
and support. to find summer and volunteer jobs around the
C The need and popularity of smartphones is world and gives travel advice and tips. One of
growing day by day and currently almost the magazine most popular features is letter
50% of adults in the USA have their own sent by people who are abroad describing
smartphone. In fact, smartphones have their experience.
become the basic necessity of today’s
G While there are disadvantages and even risks
society and people use smartphones to
to social networking, there are also many
browse the Internet rather than using laptops
advantages. Apart from keeping in touch
or desktops. This is particularly true for
with friends, young people can gain
travellers who no longer need to pack their
confidence and communication skills by
laptop when going on a trip.
interacting with others online while also
D A lot of young people spend several hours improving their reading skills when sharing
each day playing computer games or using online material with others. It also helps kids
social network websites. Unfor tunately, to exchange ideas, opinions and knowledge
some have developed a serious addiction with other kids, which they may find more
and the need to access a site and reply to difficult in face-to-face situations.
messages is so strong that it can have a

Practice Test 1 ЧАСТЬ 2 – ЧТЕНИЕ

B3 Прочитайте текст и заполните пропуски A–F частями предложений,

обозначенными цифрами 1–7. Одна из частей в списке 1–7 лишняя.
Занесите цифры, обозначающие соответствующие части предложений, в
Most people rightly consider the submarine to be Engineers all over Europe continued experi-
a relatively recent invention but the idea of an menting D __________ . At the same time, their
underwater vessel actually goes way back to ancient military potential became obvious and by 1727
times and very early naval warfare. A medieval 14 types of submarines had been invented in
legend tells of how Alexander the Great used a England alone. In 1776, the American David Bushnell
submersible mission to spy on his enemies. It cannot developed the first military submarine
be confirmed whether it was an actual submarine E __________ . Turtle attempted to sink a British
and it is believed that it was most likely a large sort ship HMS Eagle in New York harbour but failed.
of diving bell A __________ . However, it at least However, during the American Civil War submarines
proves that the idea to create a machine in which were to be used more successfully. The French-
man could remain underwater and undetected for designed Alligator was the first US Navy sub to use
long periods was already in the mind of man. compressed air and an air filtration system. It was
During the Middle Ages European inventors made also the first submarine to plant electrically
many attempts at developing submarines. detonated mines on enemy ships. Alligator was
Leonardo da Vinci and other great thinkers eventually lost in a storm off North Carolina
B __________. The first submarine that really F __________. In 1897, Irish engineer John Philip
worked was built around 1620 by a Dutchman by Holland developed the first submarine with the
the name of Cornelius Drebbel who was working for power to run submerged for any considerable
King James I of England. Accounts from the time, distance, and the first to combine electric motors
tell of how he made a submerged journey down the for submerged travel and gasoline engines for use
River Thames in an adapted rowing boat. No one on the surface. His submarines would be officially
knows how his vessel actually worked and rumours adopted by both the US and British navies and
that King James C __________. found the bases of future modern submarine fleets.

1 made designs of underwater 5 in all weather and sea conditions

6 capable of moving under water and
2 with different ways to make a carrying out operations
7 took part in the experiment are most
3 but the hope of building functional likely untrue
submarines was far from lost

4 that was used and not an actual

submersible machine


ЧАСТЬ 2 – ЧТЕНИЕ Practice Test 1

Прочитайте текст и выполните задания А15–А21. В каждом задании

обведите цифру 1, 2, 3 или 4, соответствующую выбранному Вами
варианту ответа.

In the previous year Christian Thrale, who people dress! Will you just look at that one? I
was then in his twenties, unexpectedly had an ask you. They might have smartened the place
evening free from his weekend work at a up a bit by now. Wouldn’t you think?’ The girl
government office. Looking back it seemed to sat quietly, something she would not be allowed
have been an evening free, also, of himself. He to get away with. ‘You’re cheery I must say. First
did not often go alone to a concert or other you tell me I’m depressed, and then you don’t
cultural events. On your own, you were at the have a solitary word to say for yourself.’
mercy of your responses. Accompanied, on the The lights lowered. Throughout the first work
other hand, you remained in control. You could Christian was aware of the woman simmering
also share your opinion, seldom favourable, there, a boiling pan turned low. The girl
while walking home. The concert, on that between them was impassive, hands lightly
particular evening, was too easy to get into. clasped, slim knees aligned under dark skirt. At
Passing in light rain, he saw posters and bought the interval the little woman, murmuring to the
a seat on the aisle. girl, got up and went out to the ladies.
He was scarcely in his seat when he had to She was no sooner down the aisle than
stand up again to let two women into the row. Christian spoke. He had never done such a
He lifted the folded raincoat, hat, and damp thing in his life, but knew there was no time to
umbrella he had dumped on the empty seat lose. They got swiftly through some chit-chat
alongside; and the younger woman, having about the music, and by the time the woman
stood back for the elder, now sat there. He had returned Christian had written a phone number
noticed her good looks at once when she and suggested Saturday. All this, which should
glanced up saying sorry. But as the struggling have seemed extraordinary to him, appeared
out of coats went on, and the drawing off of inevitable and entirely right.
stubborn gloves, he lost interest. He got to his feet, and Grace said, ‘Dora, this
It was the other woman he next became aware is Mr Thrale.’ He saw Dora’s face flash with the
of. realisation that they had stolen a march on her,
The older woman was small and dark and wore and with an impulse to spoil things. Dora saw a
a red felt hat on her head, trimmed with navy sandy man, quite tall, who could easily present
ribbon. Around her shoulders there was a shawl a threat. Christian had discovered they were
of little furs. That she was in some way related to half-sisters and from Australia. When the
the girl, though not of an age to be her mother, concert was over, he hailed a taxi for them.
was evident from their manner together. It was He did not, during that week, tell himself that
hard to summarise, even in guesses, even in his he must have been love-struck, even though
mind, the relation of girl to woman. Until, as the love-struck was one of his expressions. He knew
musicians started to appear and more arrivals that something out of the ordinary had been set
pushed along the rows, the phrase came to him: in motion. But he did wonder if it would survive
she is in her power. a second meeting with Grace, whose attraction
The older woman had been coaxed into an could well decline in another setting. One
outing, in the desperation of an interminable would then be faced with the process of coming
Sunday. That she expected nothing of the music to one’s senses. To do him justice, Christian
was apparent from her turning this way and feared rather than hoped for this.
that, providing her own commentary. ‘The way The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard

Practice Test 1 ЧАСТЬ 2 – ЧТЕНИЕ

A15 In the first paragraph, we learn that Christian ...

1) had planned to go to a concert alone.
2) had asked for time off work to go to a concert.
3) had planned to meet someone that evening.
4) had planned to be at work that evening.

A16 Why does Christian think the two ladies are related?
1) The way they both dressed.
2) The way they both behaved.
3) They looked very much alike.
4) The older lady behaved like a mother.

A17 The writer implies that the old woman …

1) didn’t usually go out on Sundays.
2) had nothing better to do that day.
3) was bored of going to concerts every Sunday.
4) was looking forward to the concert.

A18 What word best describes the older woman’s attitude?

1) cheerful
2) depressed
3) critical
4) impressed

A19 How does Christian feel about talking to the girl?

1) He felt he had done something extraordinary.
2) He felt it was a good way to pass the time.
3) He felt slightly ashamed of it.
4) He felt what he did was normal.

A20 In the second last paragraph, what does ‘stolen a march’ mean?
1) to do something wrong to someone.
2) to steal the attention from someone.
3) to gain an advantage over an opponent.
4) to make oneself look better than someone else.

A21 In the last paragraph, how does Christian feel?

1) Anxious about the future.
2) Disappointed in himself.
3) Afraid he may have disappointed Grace.
4) Hopeful about the future.


Прочитайте приведённые ниже тексты. Преобразуйте, если необходимо,

слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных
номерами B4–B10, так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали
содержанию текстов. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждый
пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы B4–B10.

An Ancient Computer
The Antikythera Mechanism is an ancient analogue computer designed to calculate the
B4 movement of celestial bodies. The device ................ in an ancient shipwreck found FIND
off the coast of Greece in 1901 and has been dated to around 100 BCE. Technological
devices of such complexity didn’t appear again until the 14th century when mechanical
B5 astronomical clocks ................ to be built in Western Europe. Since its discovery BEGIN
B6 many scientists ................ it but only recently have we really been able to understand STUDY
B7 it and understood that it is one of man’s ................ technological creations. GREAT
An Old Fable
B8 There is an old fable our grandfather once told ................ about a young lion and a WE
cougar. The two thirsty animals arrived at a watering hole at the same time and started
B9 ................ about who should drink first. They both decided that they were prepared ARGUE
B10 to die rather than give up the privilege of being the ................ to drink. Then, they ONE
both looked up and saw a flock of vultures circling them. The two animals walked away in

Прочитайте приведённый ниже текст. Образуйте от слов, напечатанных

заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами В11–B16,
однокоренные слова так, чтобы они грамматически и лексически соответ-
ствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами.
Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы В11–В16.

Titanic Belfast
There are about 200 Titanic Museums all over the world but nowhere is a more appropriate
home for such a museum than the city of Belfast in Ireland where the ill-fated Titanic was built.
B11 Titanic Belfast is an ................ and a monument that tells the story of RMS Titanic, ATTRACT
which sank on her maiden voyage in 1912, after hitting an iceberg.
Titanic Belfast is located only a few metres from where the Titanic was launched back in
B12 1911. The building is the same ................ as the Titanic and looks like the bow of a ship HIGH
and a huge iceberg at the same time. The local people call it ‘The Iceberg’.
B13 The building has got several galleries that host permanent ................ about the Titanic. EXHIBIT
The first gallery recreates scenes from Belfast at the time of Titanic’s construction in
1909–1911. The sixth gallery portrays the sinking of the Titanic with the background sound of
B14 SOS messages being sent. A reproduction of the ................ staircase on the Titanic ship, ORIGIN
made famous by the James Cameron film ‘Titanic’ in 1997, is located in the conference centre.
Titanic Belfast opened its doors on 31st March 2012. In its first year, the centre
B15 received over 800,000 ................ and is expected to attract about 400,000 VISIT
B16 ................ in the coming years. ANNUAL


Прочитайте текст с пропусками, обозначенными номерами А22–А28. Эти

номера соответствуют заданиям A22–A28, в которых представлены возмож-
ные варианты ответов. Обведите номер выбранного Вами варианта ответа.

Matthew Johnson wouldn’t be considered the most successful young man by most people’s standards. He was aware of
that and knew only too well that he had A22 ......... a number of huge mistakes in the past. However, he believed that
he had paid for his mistakes and deserved another chance. He looked at himself in the mirror, made final adjustments to
A23......... himself in a firm voice that this was his day.
his tie, and A23
He had been recommended by a friend and wasn’t going to be late A24 A24......... his interview so he left early and took a
bus into town. Room 336 was on the third floor and as the lift was out of A25
A25 ......... he took the stairs. His heart was
pounding and he could feel the sweat running down his forehead as he reached out to knock on the door.
“Come in,” said a voice from the other side of the door and as Johnson entered a plump man with huge glasses took no
notice of him but continued with A26
A26 ......... writing. “What do you want?” said the man. “Good morning. I have an
A27......... officer, sir,” replied Johnson timidly. “You must be Johnson”, said the man. “Well,
appointment with the A27
you’re on time and that’s a good start. Now, I’ve looked at your CV and you seem like the right man for the job and I am
A28......... about having you work with us. When can you start?” Johnson couldn’t believe it could be so easy.
very A28
Maybe this was his day after all.

A22 1) had 2) done 3) made 4) taken

A23 1) said 2) spoke 3) told 4) talk
A24 1) at 2) for 3) in 4) to
A25 1) function 2) order 3) work 4) use
A26 1) it 2) he 3) its 4) his
A27 1) persons 2) personal 3) personnel 4) people
A28 1) exciting 2) excited 3) excitable 4) excitedly

1 You have received a letter from your English-speaking friend who writes:
Last night, I went to see the latest James Bond film. It was excellent. I love action films and especially
ones about spies. Next weekend my cousin Darren is visiting and maybe we will go to see a film. What is
your favourite film genre? Why? Are there lots of cinemas where you live and how often do you go? Who
do you usually go with?
Write a letter to Brian. In your letter ! answer his questions
! ask 3 questions about his plans for next weekend.

Write 100–140 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.

2 Comment on the following statement.
Sport stars are paid too much.
What is your opinion? Do you agree with the statement? Write 200–250 words.
Use the following plan:
! write an introduction (state the problem)
! express your personal opinion and give 2–3 reasons for your opinion

! express an opposing opinion and give 1–2 reasons for this opposing opinion

! explain why you don’t agree with the opposing opinion

! make a conclusion restating your position