Итоговая контрольная работа 8 класса
Раздел I Прочитайте тексты и установите соответствие между текстами А–G и заголовками 1–8. В ответ запишите цифры, в порядке, соответствующем буквам. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании есть один лишний заголовок.
1. The symbols of London
2. Means of travelling
3. World record holder
4. A sweet in the street
5. On the road
6. A healthy but difficult choice
7. An unusual hobby
8. Conflict over roads
A. The British are enthusiastic about mobility. They think that the ability to travel far and frequently is their right. People can spend up to two or three hours commuting to London or another big city and arrive back at their homes in the countryside only late in the evening. They put up with the long journey because they want their families to avoid the unhealthy lifestyle of big cities.
B. Most journeys to work are made by private road transport. It leads to the pollution so familiar to many big cities, and to traffic jams. Congestion is especially high in Britain because the British do not welcome the idea of building new roads. They don’t like living close to them. Each proposal to build a new road is criticised so it’s not easy to improve the road situation.
C. Perhaps because the trains were the first means of transport in Britain many people still have a romantic outlook on them. Thousands of train-lovers spend a lot of time looking for information about trains, especially old steam engines. Many enthusiasts spend their free time restoring and repairing old trains. They even earn some money by offering rides to tourists.
D. It is possible to travel between any two towns or cities by either road or rail. In some parts of the country there is a very good rail network but most commercially successful trains run between London and the largest cities in the country. By modern European standards British trains are not fast. Coach services are generally even slower than trains but are much cheaper. It explains why they are still in use.
E. Britain is one of the few countries in Europe where double-decker buses are a common sight. Although single-deckers have been in use since 1960s, London still has many double-deckers in operation. They are world-famous, an image associated with the city. Another London icon is the black taxi. Normally, these traditional taxis cannot be hired by phone. You simply have to find one on the street.
F. In 1953, most schoolchildren walked to school. For this reason, school crossing patrols were introduced. This ‘patrol’ consists of an adult wearing a bright waterproof coat and carrying a stick with a circle on top of it, which reads ‘STOP’. Armed with this ‘lollipop’, the adult walks out into the middle of the road, stops the traffic and allows the children to cross.
G. On 9 January 2013, the London Underground (or the Tube) celebrated 150 years since the first underground journey. It is both the world's oldest underground railway and the oldest rapid transit system. It was also the first underground railway to operate electric trains. The Underground has 268 stations and 400 km of track, making it the longest metro system in the world by route length.
Раздел II. Преобразуй слова, помеченные заглавными буквами в конце строк,
соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами.
B8 This street_____ already _____ because of snow.
B9 A cinema is a place where films _____
B10 My friend ____on the project for two weeks
B11 I phoned my friend to________ him to my party.
B12 He will not____ to translate the text tomorrow.
B13 On July 4th,1776 the Americans celebrate ______Day.
B14 Tabloids and broadsheets_______ next week.
B15 Ann has got the Nobel Prize for her____ .ACTIVE
B16 I recommend this book. It is very____.
B17 He never thinks about his family. He always thinks about ____ .HE
B18 The Russian State Library____ by Lenin in 1918.
B19 When I arrived, the sun began to shine ______ .BRIGHT
Раздел III You have received a letter from your English–speaking pen friend Emma.
…My older brother doesn’t like reading books and can easily survive without them. He spends all his free time in the swimming pool and in the gym. I think his attitude towards books is wrong…
…Why are books getting less popular nowadays? What kind of books do you prefer to read, why? What else do you do in your free time?
Write her a letter and answer her 3 questions. Write 100–120 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.
B8 – has alredy been closedB9 – are shown
B10 – has been working
B11 – invite
B12 – be able
B13 – independent
B14 – will be printed
B15 - activity
B16 - interesting
B17 – himself
B18 – was founded
B19 - brightly