Министерство образования и науки Российской Федерации Т36 Омский государственный университет Рекомендовано к изданию редакционно-издательским советом ОмГУ Рецензенты: доц. С.К. Калинкина, доц. Т.П. Руденко Т36 Test Your English: Preparation Guide: Пособие для подготовки к тестированию по английскому языку / Сост. О.С. Дворжец, Н.Г. Гичева. – Омск: Омск. гос. ун-т, 2004. – 184 с.
ISBN 5-7779-0476-9 Test Your English В пособии приводятся тренировочные и проверочные материалы по основным разделам учебной программы в объеме средней Preparation Guide образовательной школы, аналогичные заданиям, которые предлагаются на вступительных и сертифицирующих экзаменах в учебных заведениях.
Тесты разработаны в соответствии с содержанием ГосударстПособие для подготовки к тестированию венного образовательного стандарта и позволяют судить о требованиях, предъявляемых вузами к уровню подготовки абитуриентов.
по английскому языку Представленные тестовые задания апробированы на вступительных испытаниях в ОмГУ и подтвердили свою состоятельность.
Для выпускников средних учебных заведений, абитуриентов вузов, а также преподавателей, применяющих тестовый контроль уровня сформированности языковых навыков учащихся.
Обширно представлены задания, позволяющие учащимся проверить и скорректировать свои лексические знания. Особое внимание уделяется пониманию текста, проверке словарного запаса, его расшиPart I рению.
Пробный и итоговый тесты сборника (разделы I и VI) позволяют учащимся оценить степень подготовки к сдаче теста в целом, набор Overview of Tests тренировочных тестовых заданий дает возможность отработать различные разделы тестов: раздел II – аудирование, раздел III – граммаFormat of Tests тическая часть, раздел IV – понимание текста, раздел V – лексика.
Последний раздел сборника содержит скрипты для секции «АуSample Test дирование» («Listening») в тестах и тренировочных тестовых заданиях, а также ключи ко всем тестовым заданиям и тестам, что поможет проверить правильность ответов и обратить внимание на некоторые моменты, которые следует повторить перед экзаменом.
Тестовые задания, представленные в сборнике, разработаны в соответствии с содержанием Государственного образовательного стандарта по английскому языку. Время выполнения заданий лимитировано и не должно превышать 1–1,5 минут на вопрос.
Большая часть тестовых заданий сборника была апробирована на вступительных испытаниях в Омском государственном университете в течение последних двух лет и представлена в сборнике с учетом результатов апробации в скорректированном виде.
3 Part B Questions are based on the text. Choose the one best answer to each Part I question on the basis of what is stated or implied in the text. Mark the anOverview of Tests. Format of Tests.
swer on your answer sheet.
Sample Test Section IV. Vocabulary Find the word (s) that is closest in meaning to the underlined word and mark the answer on your answer sheet.
Format of Test Section Subject area Number of questions Sample Test I Listening Section I II Grammar III Reading Directions: Listen to the tape and decide which of the four IV Vocabulary (Questions 1 – 5) choices A, B, C, D is the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.
Total time: 60 minutes 40 questions T1 You are going to listen to an extract from the American classic, the Form of Test movie ‘Little Women’ based on the novel by L. M. Alcott. Here young Joe meets young Laurie at a local dance.
Section I. Listening Listen to the tape and decide which of the four choices A, B, C, D is 1. It wasn’t the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.
A Joe who first talked to Laurie.
B the first time that Joe and Laurie had met.
Section II. Grammar C pleasant for Joe and Laurie to be at the dance and have tricks.
In each question, only one of the four answers is correct. Choose the D a chance meeting for the young people.
correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet. The example shows you what to do.
2. Joe and Laurie A were next door neighbours.
Section III. Reading B liked to chat when bringing cats home.
Part A C remembered their first nice cat.
Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four choices given below.
D knew many people at the party.
Choose the correct answer and mark it on your answer sheet.
3. How did Laurie manage to make the boys stop calling him ‘Dora’ A He beat them.
5 B He said ‘Dora’ was a girls’ name. 8. The works of Picasso were quite during various periods of his C The fellows hated the name too, they agreed easily. artistic life.
D He spoke tenderly to them. A differ B different C different from D different than 4. Why didn’t Joe want to dance 9. The terrain in North Cardina includes both the Highlands the A She was a bad dancer. Coastal Plain.
B She wanted to play a bad trick and stand near the fire. A and B as well as C and also D either C She didn’t want anyone to see the mend on her dress.
D Everything was too funny at the party. 10. He be in a meeting. I am not certain.
A ought B needs C shouldn’t D may 5. Laurie suggested A they laugh and forget the burn. 11. Oh, I’m sorry, I’ve spilt some tea. Where the paper towels B he should buy Joe another dress. A are you keeping C dancing in the long hall so that no one sees them. B do you keep D they should manage without dancing. C did you keep D have you kept Section II 12. Bob a lot of help since we arrived.
A gave B has given C was giving D had given Directions: In each question, only one of the four answers is (Questions 6 – 25) correct. Choose the correct answer and mark it on 13. This year, figuring standard income tax, taxpayers might also your answer sheet. The example shows you what have to compute alternative minimum tax.
A among B between C except D besides Example: 0. This a book.
14. By the late twenties, his friends down to respectable jobs.
A is B are C am D be A were settling B had settled C have settled D settled Answer: 0. A 15. I’d better answer these letters, I A wouldn’t B hadn’t C did D didn’t 6. After 11 days in prison they were released.
A the B a C an D — 16. a fierce competition between Ohio State University and the University of Michigan for the Big Ten Championships.
7. Don’t wait for us, help to some food.
A There’s B Theirs C Its D It’s A you B them C on your own D yourself 7 17. If services are increased, taxes. 24. She didn’t share his belief everything would be all right.
A will probably go up A why B that C what D where B probably are gone up C probably up 25. After a while I in a big city.
D had probably gone up A used to live B got used to living 18. The car wants. C use living A to clean D will use to live B cleaning C to have been cleaned D being cleaned Section III 19. The weather to be changing.
Part A. Directions: Fill in the gaps in the text with one of the four A was appeared (Questions 26 – 30) choices given below. Choose the correct answer B is appeared and mark it on your answer sheet.
C appears D their appeared Cycling Furiously 20. The train commuters.
An obscure 150-year-old law, 26 intended to deal with horsemen A packs with riding too quickly has claimed an unlikely victim – a cyclist who was not B has packed by even speeding. Tony Adams was 27 for “cycling furiously” after police C is packing with in Cambridge spotted him, in training for a world record attempt, cruising D is packed with at 40 kph zone. A police car crawled 28 him through the city center, in what must have been one of the slowest pursuits on record, before he was 21. Andrew here now if he had caught the train.
arrested. 29 he is facing up to three months in jail after refusing to pay A had been B would be C have been D is here the 120 fine imposed for breaking the law, 30 dates back to when bicycles as we know them today did not exist. “I couldn’t believe it,” 22. that the President is unwell.
A It is rumoured B Rumours are 26. A originally B basically C legally D practically C It rumoured 27. A proseculed B awarded C spotted D beaten D Rumours were 28. A before B after C in front of D through 29. A However B Besides C Since then D Now 23. We offered him a lift home.
30. A but B and C which D who A to give B giving C — D to have given 9 Part B. Directions: Questions 31 through 35 are based on the text 33. John Smith (Questions 31 – 35) below. A was broken and died in 1904.
Choose the one best answer to each question on B was a critic of identity parades.
the basis of what is stated or implied in the text. C looked like Alfred Beck.
Mark the answer on your answer sheet. D and Alfred Beck questioned how accurate identifications were.
34. What title would you give to the story A The days of the identity parades are numbered.
In 1895 a lady was walking along a dimly lit street in London when B A sad tale of mistaken identity.
she recognized a man who had robbed her of some jewellery a few days C Mr John Smith, a notorious criminal.
before. She called the police, who arrested the man, who protested his inD Compensation for robbery.
nocence. He said his name was Alfred Beck and he was a Norwegian businessman. The police insisted that he was John Smith, a notorious criminal.
35. The word ‘parade’ means in the text:
Ten different women picked him out at identity parades as the thief who A holiday had robbed them. In court, Beck was sentenced to seven years imprisonB display ment, but he was still angrily denying that he was guilty. A year after he C movement was released, he was arrested again following an accusation by three D procession women that he had stolen their rings. All the women confidently identified Beck as the thief. He was again sent to prison but at this point the police found the real John Smith, who bore an astonishing resemblance to Beck.
Section IV Beck received 5,000 in compensation but died, a broken man, in 1904.
Directions: Find the word (s) that is closest in meaning to 31. Which of the following is not true The ladies (Questions 36 – 40) the underlined word and mark the answer on A identified Alfred Beck as a thief.
your answer sheet.
B were asked to look at the line of people and pick out the person who committed the crime.
Example: 0. contrast C picked Mr Beck out at identity parades as a thief.
A purpose B choice C agreement D difference D identified Mr Beck at the scene of the crime – identity parades.
Answer: 0. D 32. Why did the victims of attacks identify Mr Beck as a thief A They took Mr Beck for Mr Smith.
36. surplus B The police insisted that he was John Smith, a notorious criminal.
A strange B extra C main D rare C They could find nobody else except Mr Beck.
D Mr Beck was guilty though he denied it.
37. approximately A certainly B never C about D faintly 11 38. metamorphosis A scientific theory B accurate copy C disaster D change in form 39. curious A not interested B angry C full of questions D true 40. wonder A blame B want to know C answer D let Part II Sample Questions for the Listening Section 13 C David’s mother thinks he can’t love anyone at all.
D Sue is sure he loves his mother more.
Part II Sample Questions for the Listening Section 5. Why doesn’t Sue tell David’s mother what she thinks about their relations A She is too sweet to talk to.
Directions: Listen to the tape and decide which of the four B David’s mother is very talkative – Sue is unable to say anything.
(Questions 1-30) choices A, B, C, D is the correct answer and mark C David doesn’t allow her to discuss it.
it on your answer sheet D David’s mother never phones Sue.
T2 Questions 1- T3 Questions 6-You will hear Sue discussing her problems with her friend.
You will hear Andy Tullet who has just come back from Spain after doing a month’s intensive language course talking to Susie Miller, the personnel 1. What problems is Sue discussing manager of his company.
A Her marital status.
B Problems of her married life.
6. Did Andy enjoy his stay in Spain C Problems of separation.
A On the whole he liked it.
D David’s bad behaviour.
B It didn’t influence his conversational Spanish.
C He didn’t like traffic jams there.
2. Who/what is causing problems to Sue D He only had a general feeling about it.
A Her mother-in-law.
B Peas on the table.
7. What was Andy’s criticism of the school C Frozen breakfast.
A The students were talkative – Andy couldn’t get a word in edgeD Her father-in-law.
B The teacher talked most of the time – Andy couldn’t practice his 3. Why is David’s mother not pleased with Sue Spanish, the classes were too large.
A She thinks Sue is in many ways worse than she is.
C The students in his class made many mistakes and looked stupid.
B She doesn’t cook anything.
D The group wasn’t big enough to speak Spanish.
C Breakfast is not served in Sue’s house.
D Sue is never ready to leave the house.
8. Did Andy think it was worth going on the course A He didn’t really think he learnt anything he couldn’t have done on 4. Who does David love more – his mother or his wife his own at home.
A He doesn’t love any of them.
B He thought it was better than learning the language at home.
B Sue suspects he doesn’t love her at all.
15 C He thought Spain was the only place to learn Spanish. 13. Why did Dave think people would love the idea of holding the concert D He thought the course was quite useful. A People were petty-minded.
B It was going to be enjoyable and informative, great musicians were 9. What were Andy’s views on learning grammar to take part in it.
A He didn’t really learn grammar in Spain. C Stalls with information about the concert were to be installed.
B He couldn’t understand grammar. D Everybody could take part in the concert.
C Things like Past Participle and Tenses bored him.
D He thought grammar was quite helpful. 14. How long was the concert going to last A Part of weekend.
10. What did Susie think Andy gained from his trip B All weekend.
A He didn’t gain anything – it was a complete waste of time. C The whole Sunday.
B He spent the money of the company which sent him on the course. D A peaceful day.
C He put on weight, he got out quite a bit in the evenings.
D He started diet to lose 15 kilos. 15. Dave thought the concert was necessary A to criticize the idea.
B to argue with Liz.
C to show its cares to the rillage.
T4 Questions 11-D because it was a good way of helping other people.
You will hear Liz and Dave talking about the plans to hold an open air concert in Shetford.
T5 Questions 16-11. Why were they going to organize an open air concert in Shetford A To buy and sell tickets for children. You are going to listen to Alex asking Richard and Wendy how they get B To have a good rest. close to nature.
C To raise money for charity.
D To draw attention to the political situation in Shetford. 16. If Richard wants to go and get close to nature, he … A goes walking in woods just before it is dark.
12. – Why were the local people going to complain about the concert B waits and watches for the appropriate time dear to him.
– They were afraid of C goes hunting for a fox taking its prey across the field.
A the noise, the mess, the car parking problems. D controls and regulates his movements to choose the best time to go B the smoke, the fire, the crowds of people. walking.
C the children in need.
D the field by the river. 17. If Wendy wants to go and get close to nature, she… A copes with difficulties with the help of the map.
B goes somewhere away from villages and cars.
17 C chooses places where the roads are very small and takes them. C knew what to expect when she came to Britain.
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