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    Контрольная работа для 8-9 класса Spotlight Mod 3
    тест по английскому языку (8, 9 класс)

    Ковалёва Виктория Николаевна

    Контрольная работа для 8-9 класса Spotlight Mod 3 (2 варианта)

    Употребление времен группы Perfect, навыки Словообразования, Чтения в формате ОГЭ


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    1. Transform the words given to complete the sentence

    18 The Globe Theatre is a very famous theatre near London

    but it’s new. They ___________ the first Globe Theatre in London in 1599.


    19 At first, the theatre ___________ to Shakespeare and five other actors.


    20 They __________ many plays by Shakespeare there until 1613.


    21 Then, there __________ an accident and the theatre burnt down.


    22 They ___________ a second theatre in its place the next year, in 1614. But that theatre was also destroyed in 1644.


    23 Now a new theatre __________ in its place.


    24. It is called ‘Shakespeare’s Globe’ and it __________ in 1997.


    25. It ___________ exactly like the old Globe Theatre.


    26. For example, it __________ any microphones, speakers or big lights. All performances take place in daylight.

    NOT / HAVE


    1. Transform the words given to complete the sentence

    18 Barry is fourteen years old and he is very clever. He has a lot of hobbies because he __________ doing many different things.


    19 He loves listening to hip-hop and rap music. He plays the

    guitar, but he __________ .

    NOT / SING

    20 Three times a week he __________ horse-riding with his

    dad. When it rains, they play chess together.


    21 He also __________ photography lessons every Monday and Wednesday.


    22 In his free time, he also __________ a blog.


    23 It’s Thursday today, so Barry __________ photographs. He’s at home doing his homework.

    NOT / TAKE

    24. But yesterday in the photography class, their teacher

    _____________ them some fantastic photos by Henri Cartier-Bresson.


    25. Barry ___________ those photographs really amazing.


    26. Now he __________ about becoming a photographer.



    II. Combine the sentences into one using the word given:

    1. My friend came to Moscow. Then we visited the Tretyakov Gallery. (when)


    2. I found out the news. I informed you immediately. (as soon as)


    3. She finished reading this book. Then gave it to me. (after)


    4.  You couldn’t use the Internet. You had to pay for it first. (until)


    5. I was taken by the theatre. I bought tickets for the play. (while)



    II. Combine the sentences into one using the word given:

    1. He arrived at the office. Then he discovered that he left all the necessary papers at home. (as soon as)


       2. Yesterday afternoon it was rain. I got home. (when)


    3. She finished her report. Then so she went to bed. (after)


    4.  She got the results of her medical tests. She didn’t realize that she felt ill. (until)


    5. The workers were on a strike. The agreement on pay reached. (while)



    III. Use the phrases given to complete the sentence

    1. Yesterday afternoon it (still to rain) when I (to get) home.

    a)  still rained b) was still raining c) got d) had got

    2. When he arrived at the office he (to discover) that he (to leave) all the necessary papers at home.

    a)  discovered b)  had discovered c)  left  d)  had left

    3. She (to intend) to make a cake for you, but she had run out of time.

    a)  intended  b)  was intending c)  had intended d)  had been intending

    4. Hardly we (to go) to bed when somebody (to knock) at the door.

    a)  went  b)  had gone c)  knocked d)  had knocked

    5. The workers (to be) on a strike for three weeks when the agreement on pay (to be reached).

    a)  were  b)  had been c)  was d)  had been reached

    6. When she got the results of her medical tests, she realized that she (to be feeling) ill since she (to be) on holiday.

    a)  felt  b)  had been feeling c)  was d)  had been


    III. Use the phrases given to complete the sentence

    1. She (to wonder) who (to leave) the door open.

    a)  wondered  b)  had wondered  c)  had left  d)  was leaving

    2. He (to play) football when the ball (to hit) his head.

    a)  was playing b)  had played c)  hit d)  had hit

    1. He (to drive) to work for half an hour when suddenly his car (to break) down.

    a)  drove  b)  had been driving c)  broke d)  was breaking

    1. He (to clean) the car when the phone rang, so he (not to answer) it.

    a)  was cleaning b)  had cleaned c)  didn’t answer d)  hadn’t answered

    1. Susan (to type) some letters when the boss (to ask) her into his office.

    a)  typed  b)  was typing c)  asked d)  had asked

    1. She looked tired. She (to type) letters all morning.

    a)  typed  b)  was typing c)  had been typing


    IV. Transform the words given to complete the sentence

    27 My best friend is Natasha. She’s a very nice person with a fantastic __________ .


    28 Our __________ started when we were six years old and we went to school together.


    29 Many people think we are sisters because we look __________ . We both have long, straight hair and blue eyes.


    30 Natasha and I don’t have the same hobbies. For example, I enjoy __________ and Natasha prefers collecting stamps.


    31 Our parents are friends too and sometimes we all go __________ together in the summer. It’s great fun!


    32 We usually get on very well, but sometimes we __________ and we argue. Then we become friends again!



    IV. Transform the words given to complete the sentence

    27 The Bolshoi Ballet is one of the oldest ballet companies in the world. It started in 1773 when a school started giving __________ lessons to orphan children in Moscow..


    28 These days, the Bolshoi Ballet is a __________ large company, with 220 dancers.


    29 To become a dancer for Bolshoi, you have to train __________ for hours every day, and for many years.


    30 Because the Bolshoi Ballet is so famous, there is a lot of __________ among dancers who want to dance there.


    31 For this reason, __________ there are problems between the dancers.


    32 Watching the ballet perform is great __________ for the whole family.



    V. Reading:


    The theatre has always been very strong in Britain. Its centre is, of course, London, where successful plays can   1   ____ without a break for many years. London has several dozens of theatres, most of them not   2   ____ from Trafalgar Square.   

    3   _____ London even some quite big towns have no public theatre at all, but every town has its private theatres. British theatre is much admired. There you can   4   ____ the best of everything – an excellent orchestra, famous conductors, celebrated actors and a well-dressed   5   ____.

    Choose a good play, and you’ll enjoy yourself throughout from the moment the curtain   6   ____to the end of the last act.

    Get your seats beforehand, either at the box-office or at the theatre itself. You’ll probably want to sit as near to the   7   ____ as possible.

    1. А) show                   Б) perform                 В) run                    Г) produce

    2. А) far                       Б) remote                   В) distant              Г) close

    3. А) Inside                  Б) Outside                 В) In                      Г) Out

    4. А) take                     Б) give                       В) hold                  Г) get

    5. А) audience              Б) auditorium            В) authority           Г) publicity

    6. А) puts up                Б) sets up                   В) makes up           Г) goes up

    7. А) scene                   Б) stage                      В) scenery             Г) performance


    V. Reading:


    When I was a child I loved visiting my grandmother. I thought her house was as beautiful as a palace. As I grew older the house and garden seemed smaller, but I still loved visiting the old lady. There were so many lovely things to look   1   _____ in the house. I loved her paintings and the old clock, but   2   _____ all I loved a big Chinese vase which stood in the hall. It was   3   _____ than me, and I couldn’t see   4   _____ it. I walked round and round it looking at the beautiful ladies and the birds and flowers and trees, and Grandmother often   5   _____ me stories about these ladies. She said that her grandfather had brought the vase with him when he returned from a long   6   _____ to China. We live in a modern house, and I’m afraid my husband and I often nag (ворчать) at the children. “Don’t make the new carpet dirty, Paul!” “Be careful with the new table, Philip!” Before she died, Grandmother gave me the vase I loved so much. It   7   _____ beautiful in our modern hall.

    1. А) out                    Б) at                       В) into                      Г) about

    2. А) mostly               Б) great of             В) greatly                 Г) most of

    3. А) higher               Б) larger                 В) taller                     Г) greater

    4. А) about                Б) around                В) inside                   Г) outside

    5. А) said                   Б) spoke                 В) talked                   Г) told

    6. А) voyage              Б) tour                    В) hike                      Г) excursion

    7. А) looked               Б) viewed               В) appeared               Г) seemed


    VI. Reading:

    The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories

    First introduced in 1927, The Hardy Boys Mystery Stories are a series of books about the adventures of brothers Frank and Joe Hardy. They are teenage detectives who solve one mystery after another.

    The Hardy Boys were so popular among young boys that in the 1930s a similar series was created for girls featuring a sixteen-year-old detective named Nancy Drew. The cover of each volume of The Hardy Boys states that the author of the series is Frank Dixon. The Nancy Drew Mystery Stories for girls are supposedly written by Carol Keen. Over the years, though, many fans of both series have been surprised to find out that Frank Dixon and Carol Keen were only pen names. Nobody knew who was hiding behind those names or who actually wrote The Hardy Boys and The Nancy Drew Stories.

    The Hardy Boys and The Nancy Drew Stories were written through a process called ghostwriting. A ghost-writer creates a book according to a specific formula. Ghost-writers are paid for writing books, but their names do not appear on the covers when the works are published. Ghost-writers can create books for children or adults, and most often they work on book series.

    The initial idea for both The Hardy Boys and The Nancy Drew Stories was developed by a man named Edward Stratemeyer, who owned a publishing company that specialised in children’s books. Edward Stratemeyer noticed the increasing popularity of mysteries among adults and decided that children would enjoy reading mysteries about younger detectives.

    Edward Stratemeyer first described the plot, the setting, and the characters himself. Then he hired a ghost-writer to develop his ideas into a book of over 200 pages. After the ghost-writer had written the book, he or she sent it back to Stratemeyer, who made a list of corrections and mailed it back. Once Stratemeyer had approved the book, it was ready for publication.

    As each series was published for so many years, The Nancy Drew Stories and The Hardy Boys both had a number of different ghost-writers. However, the first ghost-writer for each series turned out to be the most influential.

    Although The Hardy Boys and The Nancy Drew Stories were very popular with children, not everyone approved of them. Critics thought their plots were very far from the real life of teenagers – most of them could not experience adventures such as the young detectives from the books had.

    The way the books were written also attracted criticism. Many teachers and librarians disliked the ghostwriting process. They said it was designed to produce books quickly rather than create quality literature. Some libraries, including the New York Public Library, even refused to include the books in their children’s collections.

    Ironically, this decision helped the sales of the books because children simply bought them when they couldn’t find them in local libraries. Despite the debates about the literary value of these books, they have had a great influence on American and even global culture. Most Americans have never heard of Edward Stratemeyer and his ghost-writers, but people throughout the world are familiar with Nancy Drew and Frank and Joe Hardy.

    1. Rudyard Kipling’s book about Mowgli was based on the real life story of an Indian boy.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    2. In her early years, Tippi’s favourite book was the book about Mowgli.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    3. Tippi’s nationality is French.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    4. As a small child, Tippi spent a lot of time playing with her neighbours’ children.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    5. The parents prohibited Tippi from playing with wild animals

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    6. Tippi became famous due to her unusual childhood experiences

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    7. Tippi was educated in Europe

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    8. As an adult, Tippi protests against keeping animals in zoos

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated


    VI. Reading:

    Real-life Mowgli

    Do you remember The Jungle Book and the famous story about a boy who

    was raised by wolves in the jungle? The boy and the jungle animals - wolves, a bear, a black panther and a large python - managed to understand each other, and helped and defended each other. When grown up, Mowgli went back to live happily with people. This story, written by Rudyard Kipling, is beautiful but unrealistic. It came from the writer’s imagination.

    True, stories about children who are raised by animals really happen. However, these stories cannot be considered happy ones. If a child communicates with animals and is isolated from people, it affects his brain development, his speech and communication skills, which can never be fully restored.

    However, Mowgli's message about people and animals living in harmony -

    “We are of the same blood - you and I!” - was delivered to civilized society by

    another child. The story of Tippi Degré is a real and a happy one. As a child, she communicated with wild animals easily and amazingly well, but she had never been lost in the jungle. She had her parents’ love and care, books and educational toys. She spoke French as her mother tongue and English as a foreign language and, as a bonus, she had the most unusual childhood, full of adventures and fantastic experiences.

    Tippi Degré was born in Africa to a family of French wildlife photographers

    and filmmakers, Alain and Sylvie. Because of her parents’ job Tippi did not grow up in her own counrty but rather in the African desert. She spent the first ten years of her life in Namibia living close to tribespeople and, of course, to the animals.

    There were no other kids nearby and she played with the animals. From her very early childhood Tippi had no fear of animals. Later she said that she spoke with them with her mind, or through her eyes and that they understood each other. She was on the same wavelength as them. Her best friend was the huge African elephant Abu. Unlike European kids of her age, Tippi didn’t dream of getting a hamster or a kitten for her birthday and she didn’t go to the zoo. Instead, she played with lion cubs and baby zebras, with leopards and cheetahs and she even believed that an African snake was her friend.

    Tippi’s parents took lots of photographs of their daughter playing with

    different animals, riding an ostrich or climbing the trees with monkeys. These

    photos were published in the most famous wildlife journals, which made Tippi a world celebrity. Several books and documentary films about Tippi and her family’s adventurous lifestyle were made and became hits.

    At the age of ten, Tippi went to school in France but she could not forget her

    African life and revisited the places she had known before. After school she

    studied cinematography at the university in Paris. Now she is in her twenties and she lives in Paris. However, her love for animals will last forever and she does a lot to promote the idea that humans and animals are of the same blood.

    1. The Hardy Boys mystery stories lead to the creation of The Nancy Drew Stories.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    2. Frank Dixon and Carol Keen were the writers’ real names.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    3. Ghost-writers are paid less than ordinary authors.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    4. Edward Stratemeyer played a part in making The Hardy Boys and The Nancy Drew Stories.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    5. Ghost-writers and Edward Stratemeyer often argued about the plots of the stories.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    6. Most children enjoyed reading The Hardy Boys and The Nancy Drew Stories.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    7. The literary critics had a very high opinion of The Hardy Boys and The Nancy Drew Stories.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated

    8. The libraries’ rejection to have The Hardy Boys and The Nancy Drew Stories on their shelves increased the sales of the books.

    1) True                2) False                3) Not stated


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