суббота, 12 октября 2013 г.

Вариант 1


Раздел 2. (задания по чтению)
Прочитайте тексты и установите соответствие между заго­ловками 1-8 и текстами AG. Запишите свои ответы в табли­цу. Используйте каждую букву только один раз. В задании есть один лишний заголовок.
1.  The prophecy (предсказание) of the highest church post
2.   The prophecies of fatal events
3.   Difficulties of interpretation
4.   The ways of making predictions
5.   The fans of Nostradamus
6.   Unfulfilled predictions
7.   Inability to save the dearest people
8.   Printed heritage
A.  Nostradamus' real name was Michel de Nostradame. He was born on the 14th of December, 1503, in a small town in southern France. As a child he was very good at mathematics and astrology. At the age of 15, he became a university student, but the University was soon closed because of the plague. Nostradamus travelled across the country and helped victims of the plague using his own methods. It is said that he invented a 'rose pill' that could protect people against the plague. Sadly, his first wife and two small children later died of the plague.
B.  Nostradamus continued to learn and practise medicine, but he also got interested in astrology. Soon legends began to grow about his strange ability to predict the future. One story said that when Nostradamus was in Italy, he met a monk. He immediately went down on his knees and called the monk 'Your Holiness'. About 45 years later the monk became Pope.
C.    Nostradamus realized that he had an unusual gift and started writing down his predictions in the form of four-line poems. He quickly became famous, and even Queen Catherine de Medici wanted to meet him. Nostradamus predicted the death of her husband, King Henry II, and in 1559 his prediction came true'. It is said that Nostradamus even predicted his own death! When his assistant wished him goodnight on the let of July, 1566, Nostradamus said: 'You won't find me alive at sunrise'. He was found dead on the 2nd of July.
D.   All in all, Nostradamus wrote over 900 predictions about the future of the world. They were published in two books called The Centuries, which were published in 1555 and 1558. Nostradamus' four-line poems predicted events from the mid-1500s until the end of the world. People have studied and interpreted his predictions since the sixteenth century!
E.   The problem with these predictions is that they are very vague and can mean many things. Nostradamus made his poems difficult to understand by using words from Latin, French, Greek and Italian. They have anagrams and riddles and are not placed in chronological order. This was because he didn't want the Church to accuse him of being a magician or a heretic.
F.   But just how did Nostradamus predict the future? He worked with ancient books, he studied the stars using his knowledge of astrology. He also looked into a bowl of water until he had an inspiration or saw an image. But his favourite technique for predicting was gazing into a crystal ball. He fell under a trance for two hours and more. When he came out of the trance he would find that he had written a quatrain of the events he had seen.
G. Many of his predictions seem true. But some of the events never happened. Let's take a look at this famous prediction:
'Like the great king Angolmois
The year 1999, seventh month,
The great king of terror will come from the sky,
At this time, Mars will reign for the good cause'.
Just imagine how people felt in 1999! Some said that Nostradamus predicted the end of the world, others thought that he spoke about an invasion from outer space. But nothing happened.
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Утверждение







Прочитайте текст. Определите, какие из приведённых утвер­ждений А7—А14 соответствуют содержанию текста (1— True), какие не соответствуют (2 — False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 — Not stated).        
Mr. Parker liked the Hotel Pino d'Oro at once. Unlike other hotels in Majorca, it was small and peaceful. It stood on the edge of the sea and the view was breathtaking.
At a quarter to ten, Mr. Parker went out onto a small terrace. There were four tables there. At the nearest sat a family of father and mother and two elderly daughters Germans. At the corner of the terrace, sat what were clearly an English mother and son. The woman was about fifty-five and the young man was about twenty-five. They made little jokes together and seemed to be on very good terms.
As they talked, her eye met that of Mr. Parker and he felt that he had been recognized as English.
In the afternoon, Mr. Parker, Mrs. Chester and her son Basil were having coffee together and chatting. '     ,
Mr. Parker found Basil Chester a very pleasant young man. He called Mr. Parker 'sir' and listened politely to what the older man said. Mrs. Chester talked about flowers and the growing of them, of how expensive France had become, and the difficulty of getting good afternoon tea.
When the young man rose from his seat and said that he was going out, Mr. Parker noticed a slight tremor on his mother's lips. But she immediately took control of herself and talked pleasantly on the above-mentioned topics.
Little by little she began to talk of Basil of how well he had done at school, of how everyone liked him, of how proud his father would have been of the boy had he lived. 'Of course I always urge him to be with young people, but he seems to prefer being with me.'
'Oh, but there are so many young men here!'
At that, he noticed, Mrs. Chester stiffened.
On the following day Basil said to Mr. Parker
'I'm awfully glad you turned up here, sir. My mother likes to have a talk with you in the evenings. As a matter of fact I've got some friends here, but I don't think my mother approves of them. She is very old-fashioned. Even girls in trousers shock her!'
'I see,' said Mr. Parker.
That evening, after coffee, Mrs. Chester said to Mr. Parker, 'Will you come into the little salon, Mr. Parker. There's something I want to tell you.'
As the door of the little salon closed behind them, she sat down and burst into tears. 'My boy! You must save him, Mr. Parker. We must save him. It's breaking my heart! This girl is dreadful. She drinks, she swears, she wears no clothes to speak of.'
'Is the young lady, by any chance, the one who had tea with you yesterday?'
'You saw her? Terrible! He wants to marry this girl Betty Gregg they're engaged.'
'It's gone as far as that?'
'Yes, Mr. Parker, you must do something. You must get my boy out of this disastrous marriage! His whole life will be ruined.'(By A. Christie)
A7   The Hotel Pino d'Oro looked like many other hotels in Majorca.
      1) True      2) False           3) Not stated
А8   A single glance was enough for Mrs. Chester to guess Mr. Parker was an Englishman.
l)True                 2) False                     3) Not stated
A9   Basil Chester was a well-educated young man.
l)True                 2) False                     3) Not stated
A10| Mrs. Chester became nervous when Basil left her and Mr. Parker while they were having coffee.
l)True                 2) False                     3) Not silted
All |  Mrs. Chester's husband died when Basil was a little boy. 
          l)True         2) False           3) Not stated
A12|  Basil did not like the friendship between his mother and Mr. Parker.
          l)True    2) False           3) Not stated
A13|  Mrs. Chester worried that her son spent so little time with young men. 
           l)True  2) False           3) Not stated
A14| Mrs. Chester believed that Mr. Parker would be able to prevent Basil's marriage.
   1)      True 2) False 3) Not stated 

Раздел 3. (задания по грамматике и лексике)
Прочитайте приведённый ниже текст. Преобразуйте  слова, на­печатанные заглавными буквами в конце строк,  обозначенных но­мерами  В4 — В12 так,  чтобы они грамматически соответство­вали содержанию  текста. Заполните пропуски полученными сло­вами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию В4 — В12.

     The standards of mathematical ability are falling and not 
     enough young people want to study maths after the age of 16. 
      For this reason, it is very important to help
B4 young people to become____ in mathematics.                                INTEREST
B5 Many experts say that young people ____ maths                              NOT LIKE
because they think it is a difficult subject.
B6 They also think that it_______ necessary to know                             NOT BE
     about maths. Teachers must therefore help students
       understand that maths is not any more difficult than
В7 other subjects. Recently scientists___________ that when                   SHOW
   people are afraid, or if they aren't relaxed, they aren't 
       able to do calculations so easily. So teachers must help 
       students to be relaxed about maths.
B8 This is why targets for____________certain maths skills                    LEARN
    should be flexible. In this way students will not feel pressure
          and they will be more relaxed. Teachers can also help students understand how
B9 maths_________in the real world.                                                        USE
BIO Students_______ . fun when they see that they can do                      HAVE
all kinds of interesting calculations. Last year some people who use mathematics in their work
Bll_____ to schools. These people talked to the stu-                 INVITE
dents about their work. They could explain how im­portant mathematics is and how much
B12 money they could earn _________________mathematics.                       DO
        
Прочитайте  приведённый ниже текст. Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами В13-В18 так, чтобы они грамматически и лексически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами, Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию В13-В18.

 Most of the people who have to live together are


B13  single students or young._________________ trying to make              PROFESSION


        ends meet on starting wages. Those who rent an apartment with
        someone   else usually can't
B14     afford separate and much more_________   housing.                              EXPENSE
B15    In_________ to saving on rent, the bills, which can
ADD


            run up to around 6,000 roubles a month, are split between the tenants.
         'It's economical — we share rent, energy and water bills,' said Shi Yang,
          a Moscow-based architect.
В16 'I think it's_________ . boring to live with more peo-                      LITTLE
В17    ple, especially for a_________           . But there are also                            FOREIGN
           some probleins with house sharing, like the rush
           and waiting time for the shower or toilet.
В18    I think two or three people in one flat is________                                        REASON


Раздел 4. (задание по письму)


Для ответа на задание С1 используйте отдельный чистый лист При выполнении задания С1 особое внимание обратите на то, что ваши ответы будут оцениваться только по записям, сделанным на отдельном листе. Никакие записи черновика не будут учиты­ваться экспертом. Обратите  внимание также на необходимость соблюдения указанного объёма письма. Письма недостаточного объёма, а также часть текста письма, превышающая требуемый объём — не оцениваются
| CI 1 You have 30 minutes to do this task.
You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Jane who writes:

... Next week is going to be rather busy for me. Some of our relatives are coming to stay with us over Easter. My aunt and her husband are coming with their child. Tomorrow I’ll be busy buying a new dress and shopping for Easter souvenirs. How do you usually celebrate Easter? How are you going to spend Easter holidays? What have you bought as Easter presents?
Jane

Write her a letter and answer her 3 questions.
Write 100 — 120 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.







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