1. Grammar. Choose the most suitable option from below to fill in the gaps.

Jean Smith, a 14-year-old girl, 1 Free on Tuesday after 2 By

Kidnappers for three days. At the moment she 3 At home, where she

4 For by her parents. Jean’s ordeal began last week as she 5

Home from school. She 6 Home alone before — always with her

Friends. But that day the teacher made her 7 Some test and didn’t

Let her 8 Home after classes. If she 9 With her friends, it

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To her.

A) was sat a) holding a) recovers

B) was set

B) have been held

B) is recovering

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A) is being cared a) walks a) never walked

B) is cared

B) was walking b) has never walked

C) was seated c) being held c) is being recovered c) have been cared

C) has walked c) never walks

D) set

D) had reached

D) is recovered

D) has been

Cared

D) walking

D) had never walked

A) to rewrite b) rewriting a) go b) to go a) is b) has been

A) wouldn’ t b) didn’t happen have happened

C) rewrite

C) going

C) was

C) wouldn’t happen

D) to have rewritten d) to be going d) had been d) hadn’t happened

2. Vocabulary. Choose the most suitable option from below to fill in the gaps.

There has been a trend towards 11 Living in the last two or three

12. 13, there are still a lot of debates about 14

Style of life is the most 15 To help you live longer. Many people

Believe that keeping fit and doing regular exercise can lead to a longer life. But there is no real 16 For that. 17, abusing our bodies

Can result in disaster. Drinking, smoking or living a 18 Life can

Shorten our lives dramatically. At the same time even if some people live to excess, something appears to protect them. Some strong gene might help them combat illness. On the other hand, if we are 19 To inherit a

Weak gene, then there is 20 To be done. In this case a balanced diet

Can help a variety of illnesses and improve the quality of our lives.

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A) wealthier

A) debates

A) Evidently

A) whose

A) luckily

A) roof

A) Obviously

A) stressing

A) lucky

A) few

B) wealthiest

B) debits

B) However

B) whatever

B) unluckily

B) prove

B) That’s why

B) stressed

B) unlucky

B) a few

C) healthier

C) decays

C) Obviously

C) what

C) likely

C) proof

C) Strangely

C) stress

C) likely

C) little

D) healthiest

D) decades

D) On the one hand

D) which

D) unlikely

D) root

D) Luckily

D) stressful

D) unlikely

D) a little

3. Writing. Put the sentences in the correct order to make a well-known children’s story.

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D)

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F)

G)

So they knew she was a real princess. The young people got married and lived happily ever after.

The next morning the queen asked the girl how she’d slept.

So the queen thought of a plan. The next girl who came was asked to stay the night.

The problem was that all the girls who came to the place said they were princesses.

One dried pea was placed on the bed in the guest room and forty mattresses were placed on it.

Once a prince was looking for a wife. His mother, the queen, wanted him to marry a real princess.

‘The bed was so uncomfortable that I didn’t sleep a wink!’ she replied.

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I)

J)

The guest climbed up onto the fortieth mattress and put her head on the pillow.

But how could they be sure if they were telling the truth?

When bedtime came, everyone said goodnight and went to their rooms.

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4. Finding mistakes. Each sentence below has four bolded words or phrases (they are marked A, B, C, and D). Find the one bolded word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct.

31. The film was not (A) Bad, but I (B) Could Feel impatience (C) Radiating From her and knew she was longing (D) Leaving.

32. (A) First She (B) agreed but (C) After A while she changed her mind and refused (D) To help Me.

33. He (A) Driven Home to (B) Indian Village In his (D) Four-wheel-drive Van, considered advisable for winter in (D) The country.

34. The plane (A) Crashed (B) In the jungle And (C) No one Of (D) tHe passengers Survived.

35. (A) In that peaceful morning Hagert (B) Rose And (C) Told Them he (D) Was going To leave them for ever.

36. (A) America (B) Has had (C) Few geniuses (D) So extraordinary As Edgar Allan Poe.

37. I didn’t like (A) Their flying Alone, but when I suggested they (B) Wait For (C) A better weather, Johnny got (D) So Upset that I relented.

38. The costs of treating (A) Injured People and repairing damaged property could (B) Easy Bring financial ruin to (C) The people Who (D) Must Pay.

39. (A) Let’s Stay here (B) For (C) A couple Of days, (D) Won’t we?

40. (A) The police (B) Has put Together (C) An extraordinary amount Of information (D) On Him.

5. Reading. Read the text and answer the questions below it choosing the most suitable option.

Have you ever noticed how much of our life is centered on food? Look at all the meetings held and decisions made over a meal: power breakfasts,

For centuries, food has been a key element in religious rituals. Food was used as offerings to the gods and their high priests and priestesses. Food has been considered a form of tithing to a church or religious

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Rations where food is all-important: weddings, birthdays, religious feast days, national holidays, etc. Food is the great icebreaker when people meet for pleasure or business. Food is at the center of many of our important activities.

Often the differences among cultu­res in the foods they eat are related to the differences in geography and local resources. People living near water (the sea, lakes, and rivers) tend to eat more fish and seafood. People living in colder climates tend to eat heavier, fatty foods. However, with the development of a global economy, food boundaries and differences are beginning to dissipate.

Throughout history, food has been used as a symbol of wealth or gratitude, or to demonstrate positi­on and power. In some cultures, eating lavish and exotic meals is a sign of wealth and power, whereas eating only the basic foods is a sign of belonging to a more common class. In some cultures, the offer of a glass of cool water is the greatest honor or compliment one can receive.

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Sect. Certain foods such as lamb, bread, and bitter herbs are religious symbols in some ceremonies.

The sharing of food demonstrates acceptance, friendship, family, and love. To be invited to ‘break bread’ with a family, in many cultures, shows respect and is a sign of friendship and acceptance.

Regardless of how you view food, you need it to live. You need the right kinds of food in the right amounts to have a healthy life. Your needs for different kinds of foods change as you grow and mature. Everyone needs the three key nutrients that provide the body with energy and the necessary building blocks: carbohydrates, fat, and protein.

Not everyone knows the right types and kinds of foods the body needs to grow, develop, and stay healthy. A good, daily, balanced diet is the key to a healthy life. Eating the right food every day not only nourishes our bodies, but it also nourishes our spirits, our creativity and thinking.

41. Why is food called ‘the greatest icebreaker’?

A) People eat it hot.

B) People cannot talk when eating.

C) People relax when they eat.

D) People like eating.

42. Why do people usually eat at weddings?

A) They are hungry.

B) It has a symbolic meaning.

C) Whentheguestsareeatingthe newly-weds can stay alone.

D) They have to do something after the wedding ceremony.

46. What does invitation to ‘break bread’ with a family usually mean?

A) It’s an invitation for a young man to become a husband.

B) People show how wealthy they are.

C) People think you’re hungry and they want to feed you.

D) It’s a sign that people like you.

47. Which of the following ele­ments does food not provide your organism with?

A) protein

B) carbon dioxide

C) carbohydrates

D) fat

43. What generally forms eating habits?

A) geographical position of the country

B) people’s tastes

C) laws and regulations

D) the quality of food

44. Why are food differences be­ginning to dissipate?

A) People are fed up with their traditional food.

B) People are becoming wealt­hier.

C) It is becoming easier to get food.

D) The communication among nations is becoming closer.

45. What does ‘tithing in the line 42 mean?

A) a sort of tax that people pay to the church

B) eating food after certain religious ceremonies

C) killing animals during religious ceremonies

D) a present to the priest

48. According to the text, what is the key to a healthy life?

A) following eating traditions

B) eating at home with friends and family

C) following a balanced diet

D) consulting a dietitian

49. What does it in the line 69 mean?

A) a healthy life

B) the right food

C) keeping to a diet

D) the key to a healthy life

50. Which of the following areas connected with food hasn’t been covered in the text?

A) communication among people

B) health

C) religion

D) language

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