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Entry Test

  1. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct tense.

When Francis Lee was a boy, he 1) ………. (want) to be an astronaut. He 2) ………. (watch) TV one day in 1969 when he 3) ………….. (see) Neil Armstrong walk on the moon. Since then he 4) …………….. (always/dream) of doing the same. Every night when there is a full moon, he 5)………………………. (stare) up at it for hours and 6) …………………………. (imagine) himself walking around on it. At the moment, however, he 7) ……………………… (work) as a night-watchman at a meat factory. He 8) …………………. (do) the same job since ne left school fifteen years ago, but he still hopes that one day his dream 9) …………………………..(come) true. He 10) ………………………… (hear) that in the 21st century they 11)………………………………. (sell) tickets to fly to the moon. For this reason he 12) …………………………….. (save) half of his wages every month for the past two years.

  1. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct passive form.

Professor Higgins, who 1) …………………. (award) a major science prize last month, 2) ………………………. (invite) to take part in a conference which 3) ………………………………… (hold) in London last week. He 4) ……………………………………… (meet) at the airport by a driver who, unfortunately, 5) ………………………….(give) the name of the wrong hotel to take the professor to. A large reception 6) …………………….. (organize) for the professor, at least 200 eminent scientists 7) ………………… (invite) to meet him that evening. The poor professor, however, 8) ………………………

(leave) at a hotel in a rather bad area, and when he asked to speak to the head of the Conference Committee he 9) ………………………… (tell) to try somewhere else because he 10) ………………………….. (not/hear of) there. Luckily, that evening, the driver 11) …………………….. (send) to the hotel where the reception 12) ………………………… (hold), and when he 13) …………………………………… (ask) what he had done with the professor, everyone realized that a mistake 14) ……………………… (make). The professor says that if he 15) ………………………. (ever/send) another invitation to a conference, he hopes it 16) …………………………… (organize) more efficiently.

  1. Choose the only appropriate variant.

Levi Strauss came to California in the 1850s during the Gold Rush to make clothes for the miners. He knew that they would wear 1)…… (on; in; out; of) their clothes very quickly, so he made them out of canvas, which was used at 2) ……. (a; an; the; - ) time to make tents. Later, he replaced the canvas 3) …… (for; with; at; in) denim, a softer fabric originating from the city of Nimes in France. In Europe this fabric was known as “serge de Nimes” and because of 4) ……. (a; an; the; - ) way it was pronounced, it came to be known as denim in America. Strauss began to dye the miners’ pants blue so that stains would not show, and this color increased their popularity. To achieve 5) …. (a; an; the; - ) snug (облегающий) fit, cowboys would soak them in water, then put them 6) …… (on; off; -; down) and lie 7) …… (in; under; over; on ) the sun to shrink 8) ...... (a; an; the; - ) material as it dried.

  1. Translate the words given in brackets into English.

  1. There were really (трудный) questions in the exam.

  2. He’s a (трудный) man to speak.

  3. The topic get (сложнее) later in the course.

  4. Are you sitting (удобно)? Then I’ll begin.

  5. He felt (неловко, неудобно) when his parents started arguing in front of him.

  6. The agreement gives companies (свободный) access to the markets of member countries.

  7. Excuse me, is this seat (свободно)?

  8. There are three (свободных) houses in our street, no one lives in them.

  9. Do you know any (исторические) places in your native town?

  10. Is Robin Hood a legendary or (исторический) personage?

  11. (Политика) has been a concern of philosophers since Plato.

  12. (В конце) of the course all students should submit their written papers.

  13. That may be your opinion, but (другие) think differently.

  14. I’ll send (каждому из вас) some seeds in the autumn.