Итоговый тест по чтению №2
Рекомендуемое время выполнения задания - 8 минут.
Установите соответствие между заголовками А - Н и текстами 1 - 7. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу. Используйте каждую букву только один раз. В задании один заголовок лишний.
A. TOURING THE COUNTRY
B. NEW MANAGEMENT
C. SATISFYING DIFFERENT TASTES
D. PLEASURE OF THE HOLIDAY
E. BEGINNING OF THE CAREER
F. GREAT CHANGES
G. LOSS OF INTEREST
H. FINANCIAL POLICY
1. Tourists from all over the world will enjoy their time in London if they plan a visit to one of the capital's famous musicals or plays as an inbuilt part of their holiday in England. The London stage scene has been a big success story for over a hundred years and visitors will appreciate the programme in London theatres which has not changed for years.
2. Robert Sims is the brilliant new author of the comedy play about student life in Scotland at the Round House Theatre in Glasgow. Robert, who is only twenty four, started to write the play immediately after leaving university. He told our reporter that he couldn't write the play while he was at university, because many of the characters in it were his fellow students or university lecturers. The play is also partly a musical with some very funny songs.
3. The new programme of plays at the Eastbourne Winter Garden Theatre contains a very varied and interesting variety of productions. The summer holiday programme starts with a French comedy, continues with the play "The Three Sisters" by Chekhov and ends with the "Rocky Horror Movie Show". I wonder how the conservative Eastbourne audiences will cope with this surprising mix.
4. The new winter season at the Hippodrome Theatre is a big break with tradition. There are no musicals, no comedies and no Agatha Chistie thrillers. The new management is staging three Shakespeare plays and two plays by the German playwright Bertolt Brecht, in addition to a very modern pantomime which doesn't have either a Prince Charming or two ugly sisters. We wish the Hippodrome every success in its efforts to bring culture to the masses.
5. Our winter programme of plays and musicals starts on the first of December. We offer special rates to all students and senior citizens and there are also very good reductions for all theatre goers, who join our theatre club and buy tickets for three or more performances in advance. Theatre programmes with details of each performance and the actors are also free for all members of the theatre club, which is another big saving. Support your local theatre again this season.
6. The long running soap opera "Green Wellies", set in the rural south east of England is scheduled to end in August. The directors of Channel 4 point to decreased enthusiasm for the programme over the last year as the major cause for this decision. Many viewers have complained about the weak story lines and the poor acting of some of the main characters. Also a lot of young people are not interested anymore in hearing about agricultural topics.
7. The new boys' pop group "No Chance" is scheduled to perform at the Liberty Theatre in Clacton. This is part of their journey of England from Bognor in the south to Grimsby in the north. The boys are in big demand after the successful launch of their new CD "Mind over Matter" and it is anticipated that the Clacton venue will be a complete sell out. Buy your tickets now to be sure of a seat.
Рекомендуемое время выполнения задания - 7 минут.
Прочитайте текст и заполните пропуски 1-6 частями предложений А-G. Одна из частей в списке А-G лишняя. Перенесите ответы в таблицу.
A substance produced by disease-transmitting in sects could 1) _______ . Mosquitoes and blackflies transmit malaria and river blindness respec
tively, both of which 2) _______ .
However, scientists have discovered, in some of these insects, a substance called a peptide which can 3) _______ . Recently introduced techniques have allowed researchers to study these minute insects in order to 4) _______ . Professor John Wells said that his team had discovered that the peptides 5) _______ . He pointed out that if they could identify the genes responsible for producing the substance, they could introduce into the world genetically altered mosquitoes which 6) _______ .
In the wake of these exciting developments, it is hoped that science will be able to eradicate some major tropical diseases sooner rather than later.
A. were incapable of spreading the disease.
B. kill the viruses and parasites they carry.
C. provide the key to fighting these same diseases.
D. cause a large number of deaths every year.
E. find out more about the peptides.
F. were active against parasites.
G. were able to spread the disease.
Рекомендуемое время выполнения задания - 15 минут.
Прочитайте текст и выполните задания А15 - А21, обводя цифру 1, 2, 3 или 4, соответствующую номеру выбранного вами варианта ответа.
I think I'm a good librarian. I love books, and the people who read them, and if that makes me intolerant of the video and computer age, it doesn't matter much in here. Paul was embarrassed by my job. It didn't fit in with his creative Director image at dinner parties. He'd rather I had either stayed at home, and then he could continue to make jokes about me being the last housewife in captivity; or else that I had found some trendy, highly-paid job in the media. When I pointed out that I did work in the media, it just wasn't very highly paid, he would look pained.
I've always been addicted to the printed word. A former headmistress once said, "If Constance had nothing else to read, she'd read the label on a jam jar!"
She meant to be scathing, and the other girls tittered sycophantically, but I thought she was being silly. You could learn a lot from the labels on jam jars... and besides, the other girls would only gaze into space and moon. Was that supposed to be better?
So my first thought, when Kate started school and I decided I could now take a job with a clear conscience, was something to involve me with books. I would have been quite happy in a bookshop, but the humiliation of having his wife working as a shop assistant was more than Paul could contemplate. I tried to argue that all advertising is only selling. I'd heard him propound the argument often enough at dinner parties, when smart women fresh out of university and burning to write had asked him if it wasn't an awful come down, when you'd got a First in English, to wind up working in advertising? The moment he heard that contemptuous stress on the first syllable, advertising, aa'man, Paul would assume his patient, sophisticated smile and take them through his catechism about selling. But evidently the same didn't apply to me and bookshops.
"Not even Hatchards?" I'd said. "Then I'd be near your office and we could meet for lunch sometimes. That would be nice..."
"My dear girl, you wouldn't stand a chance of getting a job in Hatchards!" Paul had answered.
So I did get a year's course in librarianship, and started work within a month of completing it. There aren't that many librarians with a First from Oxford, and although I didn't tell my colleagues, it showed up on my CV and must have impressed the selection committee. They probably thought I wouldn't stay, but I have spent nearly nine years now in the same public library. It helped to tide me over the utter disorientation I felt when Paul left me, and my raging sense of pain and injustice over the divorce. My incredulity at the distortion of our marriage as expressed in solicitors' letters, and later my fury over the court proceedings, were tamed and made bearable by the sweet unvarying routine of the Dewey classifying system and the old ladies, the truanting children and the coffee breaks.
A15 Paul disapproved of his wife's job because it
1) deprived him of a chance to show off.
2) had nothing to do with computers.
3) made her look like a housewife.
4) was not acceptable in their circles.
A16 According to the text, the narrator was critical of her school environment as
1) the headmistress had disapproved of her love for books.
2) the headmistress had teased her for her obsession.
3) the other girls had never shared her love for reading.
4) it had never been a source of excitement for her.
A17 The narrator decided to take a job in a bookshop because
1) it could offer her vast career opportunities.
2) she knew it would bring her a lot of money.
3) her daughter had grown up and did without her help.
4) it was a great place to meet people who read books.
A18 According to the text, the narrator thought "advertising" to be NOT
A19 In order to start the work in a library the narrator needed
1) a First from Oxford.
2) a year of job experience.
3) professional qualifications.
4) a reference enclosed in CV.
A20 The narrator felt completely confused because of
1) splitting up with her husband.
2) financial difficulties.
3) injustice on the part of old ladies.
4) the disappointment with her job.
A21 The narrator survived the trauma because
1) she and her husband remained friends.
2) she found satisfaction in her job.
3) the court proceedings were just.
4) her own children supported her.