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According to the article, what hasnt man accomplished?

A Exploration of the moon.

B Ascending to the top of high mountains.

C Studying different weather patterns.

D Fully exploring the depths of the ocean.

       

II. Writing

Put the adjectives in brackets into the comparative or superlative form, adding any necessary words, as in the example (0).

0. A: Why do you want to live in the countryside?

B: Because the air is ...much cleaner than... (clean) in the city.

1. A: The driving test was very easy.

B: I know. It was a lot ............ (easy) I thought it would be.

2. A: Your dog is really clever.

B: Yes, shes ............ (intelligent) dog weve ever had.

3. A: How was the comedy festival?

B: Fantastic! The comedians told ............ (funny) jokes Ive ever heard.

4. A: Did you go swimming in Crystal Lake when you were in the mountains?

B: Of course! And the water was ............ (clear) Ive ever swum in.

5. A: Im 1.60 metres. How tall are you?

B: Im ............................ (tall) you. Im 1.64 metres.

6. A: That was .......... (bad) train Ive ever travelled on!

B: Well, at least it was ............. (comfortable) than travelling by bus.

Examination Card #34


You are planning to celebrate your friends birthday in a cafå and are going to come home later than usual. Write a note to your parents in which you:

explain the reason of coming later tonight;

ask your parents not to wait for you for supper;

promise to be at home by 10 p.m.


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Examination Card #36

I. Reading

Read the text and put the sentences (AH) in order.

HISTORY OF BRITISH RAILWAYS

George Stephenson (17811848) was the father of British railways. He and his son, Robert (18031859), built steam locomotives engines for pulling trains. From 1830 to 1850 engineers and businessmen built railways all over Britain. The first railway line from Liverpool to Manchester opened in 1830. In 1833 Robert Stephenson became chief engineer on the first railway line from London to Birmingham. They finished it in 1838.

In 1840 people travelled for fun on a train for the first time. It took them from Nottingham to Leicester. They sang all the way! By 1850, there were over 2,500 steam locomotives in Britain. Their highest speed was 125 kilometres an hour. After 1850, Queen Victoria often travelled from London to Edinburgh by train.

Victorian Railway stations were big, high, beautiful buildings. You can see many of them today. In London, there are nine main railway stations. The oldest is London Bridge (1836) and t he newest is Marylebone (1899.) The first electric railway opened in 1883. It was cleaner and quieter than steam.

In 1914, at the start of World War I, no town in Britain was more than 32 kilometres from a railway station. Later, cars and aeroplanes became popular, and many smaller railway stations closed. But trains didnt go away. In 1994, the Channel Tunnel opened. Now people can travel by train under the sea between England and France. It is one of the worlds greatest railway projects.

A.People first travel on a train for fun.

B.The first electric railway opens.

C.Queen Victoria starts going by train to Scotland for her holidays.

D.They build London Bridge Station.

E.They build the Channel Tunnel.

F.They build Marylebone Station.

G.They build the first railway line between Liverpool and Manchester.

H.They finish the first railway line from London to Birmingham.

 

Examination Card #36


               

II. Writing

Choose the correct answer.

1. You ..... be late for work. I know. Im leaving now.

A neednt  B must  C mustnt

2. Jim ..... lose some weight. His doctor said so. Then he must go on a diet.

A mustnt  B can  C has to

3. I ..... go to the bank today. I have enough money. Well, Ill go alone, then.

A neednt  B have to  C must

4. Did you deliver that parcel for me? No, I ..... find the house, so Ive come back to get a map.

A can  B could  C couldnt

5. I ..... clean the house today. Its dirty. Ill help you.

A neednt  B must  C mustnt

6. I ..... feed the dog at lunchtime. My brother did it in the morning. You can do it this evening, then.

A didnt need to  B neednt have  C need

7. Do you need any help? Yes. I ..... open the window. Its stuck.

A could  B am able to  C cant

8. I ..... swim until I was ten. Well, I didnt learn until I was eleven.

A can  B cant  C couldnt

               

Write an advertisement about the coming sports competitions in your school. Include the following:

the dates of the events;

who is invited to take part;

the places where the sporting events are going to be held;

whom to address to sign up to participate.

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Examination Card #39

I. Reading

Read the text and choose the best answer (A, B, C, D) for the sentences (14). THE SPIRIT OF SPAIN

Spain looks pretty small on a world map, but this country has produced an extraordinary culture. All over the world, people have no problem recognizing the music, art, dance, or food that comes from Spain. Spanish culture is unmistakable.

When a person thinks of Spain, the first thing that comes to ones mind might be flamenco dancing. Passionate and lively, usually performed to the accompaniment of fast guitars, flamenco dancing originated in southern Spain, and it has strong gypsy roots. Bullfighting is another of Spains most famous attractions, and it is not just for tourists; bullfighting is enormously popular with the Spanish themselves. Thrilling and artistic, a bullfight is a match between a toreador, or bullfighter, and a bull. Bullfighting is one of Spains long-standing traditions that might seem quite different from the ways of the modern world.

Spain is known as a country of romance, and for good reason. The history of Spain had its starting point not in a war over territory or the discovery of a new continent, but in a marriage. In 1469, Queen Isabella of the Kingdom of Castile married King Ferdinand of the Kingdom of Aragon, joining two of the most powerful Christian kingdoms in what is known as the unification of Spain. This unification began the period of Spanish history that saw three centuries of global exploration, trade, and conquest, carrying the Spanish language and culture all over the world.

No longer being one of the worlds strongest empires, Spains political power has declined over the years, but its culture is as inspiring and well known now as ever. The spirit of Spain continues to inspire the world.

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