Advanced Test 1

1. Open the brackets and use the verb in the required tense.

Hi, Mary!

I 1(write) this letter to you from the top of the Amphitheatre. It 2(be) in the Drakensberg mountains where my friends and I 3(stay) for a week already. Yesterday I 4 Do a 30 km hike to the top of the Amphitheatre, which 5 To be one of the most spectacular views in the world. So I 6 That the effort of this seven-hour hard work climb 7__________

(convince) to (know) (think) (be) worth it.

Before that we 8(successfully/climb) some lower tops.

We 9_______

And the wind 11 Top, we 13 14

(set out) at 7 am this morning, the sun 10 (not/blow). By the time we 12

(come across) some really dangerous obstacles. One girl (twist) her ankle and she 15(carry) all the way up by our boys. And now we 16__

(be) so foggy here that we 18(get) lost. We 19(wander) for an hour already. The only thing we 20(find) was a gravestone for an 18-year-old girl who 21(go up) here five years ago.

A message to the rescue team 22(just/send). I hope we (save) and we 24 (come back) before the night

(fall).

23

25

___ (shine)

(get) to the

(tackle) another problem — it 17

(get) lost. We 19

Total 25

2. Choose the best option to fill in the gaps; the dotted gaps are to be filled in with an appropriate article.

THE WHITE HORSE GHOST OF VALLECITO

Vallecito, in A.

Its history 2________

Wicked tales. One well known story involves C

Sonoran desert, is famous 1 Its ghosts.

Many murders, deaths, robberies, and B.

._ double-murder 3

Stage in that area, $65,000 scene, G Driver of H……….. Stage

.„ four men. When he came up

Other

Vallecito Station. Once four men robbed D………………..

4. But as E………………………… Men 5 f^.

6________ fire one shot, killing one of I

Thief he 7______________ , he found not one, but two dead bodies. He

Concluded that K……….. Leader of L………. Band had shot one of his own men so he

8 ………………… share M Loot.

Bandit leader and one other thief survived O.

9 on to rest at Vallecito Station. Shortly 10

The station, they had buried their loot in some nearby hills. While having

Driver of Ft.

To J.

N.

Leader of L. .^ loot.

.„ robbery and they arrived at

P-

Two bandits quarreled. R.

Discussion when he 11. He did return, doorway on his white horse. He shot 12 His

Dying bandit fired back and killed his gun fire and death of his master,

Drink, Q.

Promising to continue S.

Entering through T

Companion and 13 Him. U.

Leader went out to check his horse

Boss. V White horse, 14 By W.

Ran away. It is said that if you are travelling next to that place 15 Midnight, X Through Y^.

Ghost of a White Horse will appear from nowhere, galloping trace.

Sand and then disappearing without Z.

1

2

3

4

5

6

A) with

A) consists

A) in

A) was stolen

A) fleed

A) could

A) shot

B) of

B) contains

B) at

B) were stolen b) flew b) might

B) shoot

C) for

C) coincides

C) on

C) stole

C) flowed

C) had to

C) had shoot

D) in

D) contests

D) besides

D) had stolen

D) fled

D) was able to

D) had shot

9

10

11

A) didn’t have to b) wouldn’t have to

B) rode

B) soon

A) rod

A) after

A) return

C) wouldn’t have d) wouldn’t had to

C) road

C) before

B) would return c) returned

12

13

A) in

A) winded

B) to

B) wounded

C) down

C) wound

14

15

A) spooked a) on

B) spoken b) in

C) spoked

C) during

D) ridden d) as d) had returned d) at d) had wounded d) spooken d) at

Total: 15 — for the multiple choice; 13 — for the articles

(0,5 point for each correct)

3. Fill in the underlined gaps with only one word which best fits each space; open the brackets and form a word derived from the one in brackets.

A FAMOUS FLAMENCO DANCER

Cristina Hoyos, A)… (doubt) 1… of Spain’s most famous flamenco B)… (dance), is a romantic. Over thirty years spent

Travelling 2 Place to place has not affected her love of

3____

Had 4

She calls ‘the life of an artist’. But in fact she feels she has choice, because her desire to dance is so strong. 5

A child, she would dance to music on the radio. No one else in her family danced flamenco C)… (profession), and neither 6 Many

Other people in the central Seville 7 She grew up. D)… (Shy) at

8 Prevented Cristina from taking up her parents’ offer of sending

Her to a special dance school, but they finally 9 To persuade her. At

Twenty, she moved to Madrid, where she set out on a dance career which has 10 Her E)… (nation) famous. 11 The Olympic Games

Were held in Barcelona, she 12 chosen to perform at the opening and

Closing ceremonies. Both of these were broadcast live worldwide, giving many sports fans their first taste of real flamenco dancing. Her critics say that her dancing is far 13_______ smooth and professional, but they are in

The F)… (minor). For millions of dance-lovers around the world, Hoyos is 14 Best example of flamenco 15 Represents grace, energy

And G)… (noble).

Total 22 (15 + 7)

4. Report sentences 1—5 (use an appropriate reporting verb) and make 6-10 direct.

1. ‘I’m the most beautiful girl in the class,’ Dora said.

2. ‘I’m having a splitting headache,’ John said.

3. ‘We haven’t broken the window,’ the boys said.

4. ‘Tell me your secret, I won’t tell anyone,’ Missy asked.

5. ‘Put your hands up!’ said the policeman.

6. Peter promised to call as soon as he arrived.

7. Mum didn’t allow me to swim in the river as the water was too

Cold.

8. The man confessed to stealing the car.

9. He recommended us not to go to that place.

10. Mary suggested going to the theatre.

Total 10

5. Translate into English using modals.

1. Не смей перебивать старших!

2. Неужели она опоздала?

3. Настоящий мужчина должен уметь обращаться с оружием.

4.

5.

6.

7.

8.

9.

С какой стати я должен тебе верить?

Тебе давно надо было сходить к врачу.

Он хорошо считает деньги, ему суждено стать банкиром.

Каждые выходные нам приходится ездить к родителям мужа.

Мы должны были приехать ровно в пять, но поезд опоздал на пол­часа.

Сварить кофе?

10. Бабушка ни за что не переедет в новую квартиру.

Total 10

6. Correct mistakes.

A)

B)

C)

D)

E)

He claims to be working since morning.

Could you give me a piece of advise?

Prague is the capital of Czech Republic.

As his life was depressful, he committed suicide.

Can you exchange a 50-dollars note?

Total 5

Total 100

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