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    Контрольная работа по английскому языку для учащихся 8-х классов по теме«Лучший друг земли -это ты»


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    Контрольная работа по английскому языку за II четверть в 8 классе по теме «Лучший друг земли -это ты»

    I.Match the words (and phrases) which have opposite meanings.

      1.  Prohibit

      2.  protect

      3. pollute

      4. throw

      5. drop litter

      6. be in danger

      7.avoid doing something

     a) damage

     b) clear rubbish away

     c) be out of danger

     d)  allow

     e) enjoy doing something clean


    II.Complete each sentence with one of the words or phrases below.

    polution, rubbish, cans, environment, packaging, protect, is thrown, in danger,pro hibited, pollute, bins, clearing up.

    People get a lot of food from the sea. But we have made the sea a very dirty place. If we are not carefulul, ... will kill many of the animals and plants in the sea. A lot of rubbish ... into the sea. Sea animals,fish and birds are .... Some animals try to eat the., they die. Oil from big ships, chemicals and waste... the sea and kill whales and dolphins,fish and sea birds. Luckily many people realize now that we must look after the sea and ... it. They say polluting the sea should be strictly ,.. . Groups of people who care about the ... spend their free time ...litter from the beaches. People collect..., bottles and… and put them into different... for further recycling.

    III.Use the word in capitals  to form a word that fits suitably in the bank space.

    1.  POLLUTE

    ... is one of the most serious and crucial world's problems of our day.

    2. PROTECT

    The young woman didn't know where to look for... .


    Some of the first... organizations in the world started in Britain.

    4. DANGER

    It was a very ... journey.

    5.  USE

    When the young people first came to Ireland, they weren't ... to cold weather.

    6.  PROHIBIT

    Smoking is strictly ... in the office.

    IV. Fill in the definite article the if needed.

    The official name of the country is ... United Kingdom of ... Great Britain and ... Northern Ireland. The country is situated in ... British Isles. The two main islands are: ... Great Britain (in which are ... England, Wales and Scotland) and ... Ireland. ... United Kingdom is not far from ... Europe.

    ... UK is washed by ... Atlantic Ocean in the east and by ... North Sea in the west. The highest mountains are in ... Scotland and ... Wales: ... Ben Nevis (1,343 metres) and ... Snowdon (1,085 metres). The longest rivers are .., Severn (345 kilometres) and ... River Thames (346 kilometres).

    ... UK is one of the world's smallest countries (it is half the size of ... France or ... Spain). The largest cities of ... Great Britain are ... London, ... Birmingham and ... Glasgow.

    V. Complete the sentences, using Conditional II and III.

    1.  If people ... (take) bottles, newspapers and cans to special bins, they could be recycled.

    2.  If I ... (be) you, I would join Greenpeace.

    3.  If we didn't pollute our seas, they ... (be) full of fish.

    4.  If I were you, I ... (continue) the exploration.

    5.  If you had read these books, you ... (know) more about this environmental problem.

    6.  If we had protected the environment seriously, our planet ... (be) out of danger.

    7.  If people ... (avoid) damaging nature, many species of animals wouldn't have disappeared.

    8.  If she ... (hear) the conversation, she wouldn't have come there.

    VI. Read the text. For the questions (1, 2, 4) choose the answer (a, b, c or d) which you think fits best according to the text. For the questions (3, 5) write a short answer.

    Dead Sea in Danger

    The Dead Sea, the saltiest body of water of the earth and a wonderful natural treasure, is becoming smaller and smaller because of decisions by people to use part of its waters.

    The Dead Sea is located at the lowest poir the earth, almost 400 metres below sea level. 50 kilometres long. Just 40 years ago it stretc 80 kilometres in length.

    One of the main reasons for the sea's shri ing* is lack of water. 90% of the waters that \ from the Jordan River, which traditionally j into the Dead Sea, is taken for drinking and riculture in Israel and Jordan.

    Besides, local industry adds to the Dead ' problems. They use the water for getting nessary minerals. It's a real disaster for the Sea.

    Now hundreds of thousands of tourists a to the Dead Sea every year. Its water is so  that a man can read a newspaper comfort while lying on his back on the water. The w contains a lot of sulphur", and the thick b mud"" that is found at the sea's beach is very full for people with skin diseases. Tourists l their bodies with the black mud, but they c think about the Dead Sea's troubles.

    It can be saved — but time is running out.

    1.  Where is the Dead Sea located?

    a) At the highest point of the Earth

    b) At the hottest place of the Earth

    c) At the lowest point of the Earth

    d) At the coldest place of the Earth

    2.  According to the text how long is the De Sea now?

    a) 400 metres

    b) 50 kilometres

    c) 80 kilometres

    d) 40 kilometres

    3.  Find and write down the sentence that says why the Dead Sea is in danger?

    4.  What are two main reasons for taking off part of the Dead Sea's water?

    a) Thousands of tourists come to the Sea to treat their diseases; the Dead Sea's water is used by local industry.

    b) People take water from the Jordan River for their needs; they use the Dead Sea's water for getting necessary minerals.

    c) Local industry uses its black mud; people take the Sea's water for agriculture and drinking.

    d) 90% of the Jordan waters is taken for drinking and agriculture in Israel and Jordan; thousands of tourists come to the Sea for treating

    5.  Why does the text finish with the words:

    It can be saved — but time is running out? Explain your answer.


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