Which statement is TRUE according to the text?

A The author finally quit high school.

B After high school, the author did four years at college.

C The author has worked for several film studios.

4. Which statement is NOT TRUE according to the text?

A The author was strongly recommended to get higher education.

B College education wasnt necessary for the author.

C High school and college education helped the author to get a good job.



II. Writing

Choose the correct answer.

1. She ............. him that she would be late.

A tells  B said  C told

2. He ran ............. the thieves, but they got away.

Aafter  B across  Caway

3. Excuse me, could you ............. me the way to the bank, please?

A tell  B told  Csay

4. I cant decide ............. which outfit to wear.

Afrom  B of  C on

5. They ............. to hit us if we didnt give them the money.

Aoffered  Bthreatened  C suggested

6. This is the man ............. car was stolen last week.

Awhich  B who  C whose

7. I ............. good morning to him, but he ignored me.

A say  B said  Ctold

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8. My pen has run ............. ink, so I cant finish this letter.

Aaway  B into  C out of


You have been invited by your friend to spend the weekend in his grandfathers house in the village. Write a letter (5060 words) accepting this invitation. Include the following:

thank for the invitation and accept it;

ask about the region where the village is situated;

ask about the activities you are going to do.


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I. Reading

Read the text. Complete the sentences (16) with their missing parts (AG). There is one extra part of the sentence.

A.and carried him to a car

B.I saw a car knock into the boy

C.would not like to be involved

D.Sometimes a policeman is there to help things out

E.the driver managed to stop the car

F.to get to their cars and buses

G.who looked dazed and bewildered

The road in front of my school is a narrow one. It is also very busy. Every afternoon when school is dismissed the road becomes almost impassable as children, bicycles, cars and buses jostle and struggle to use it. (1) ....., but generally chaos reigns and we have to be careful not to get involved in an accident.

A few accidents had already occurred. I was a witness to one.

It happened just after school. As usual the road was an utter mad house. Children were running across the road (2) ..... . Cars and buses honked angrily at them.

Just then I saw a young boy make a dash across the road. There was a loud blare of horn, a squeal of brakes and (3) ..... . He fell as though his feet were swept from under him.

Fortunately, the car was not moving very fast and (4) ..... before a wheel could run over the fallen boy.

All traffic stopped. I ran over to the boy. He was shocked but seemed not to be injured badly. A man came and examined the boy. Then he lifted the boy (5) ..... .They sped off, presumably to the hospital.

Many people surrounded the driver (6) ..... . A policeman came to calm things down. As there was nothing I could do, I turned and walked down the road carefully. It was terrible to witness an accident.


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II. Writing

For questions 18, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or D) best fits each gap.

Like tens of thousands of other people, I use public transport every day either to get to and from work or to go from one place to another. So I can (1) ...... myself as a frequent user of the transport system, and to be (2) ...... sometimes Id (3) ...... I wasnt.

I have to admit that there are times when it can be a very tiring and frustrating experience, (4) ...... because of the way the other passengers behave. Some push and shove to squeeze in while others try to make their way to the doors in order to get off. And there I am, in a confined (5) ...... with lots of frantic people around me, having difficulty breathing.

Isnt it (6) ...... the law to fill up buses with so many people? I believe that there should be (7) ...... laws as to how many passengers should be allowed on a bus. This may sound a little unrealistic, but I have been on buses in potentially dangerous situations, where people have fallen on each other because they didnt have anything to hold (8) ...... .



You have invited your English-speaking friend to spend Christmas holidays with you in Ukraine. Write an email of 5060 words including the following points:

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weather in December and January;

Ukrainian Christmas traditions;

activities you are going to do.




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I. Reading

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