Тексты для аудирования и чтения с тестовыми заданиями

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1

I woke up late yesterday. I only got up at a quarter to eight and I haven’t got enough time to do my morning exercises or take a shower. I washed my face and hands and dressed quickly. I had a light meal and gave my son some money for his school lunch. “Can I have some money for an ice-cream, too, Daddy” he asked. “Don’t ask silly questions”, I said angrily. “Why did I say that?” I thought as I drove to the office, I went through the red light, and a policeman stopped and fined me. I was five minutes late to work and met my chief at the door. He saw me but didn’t talk to me. I didn’t have much to do, but I was very tired in the afternoon. When I got home I spoke angrily to my wife and son.

I had supper, watched a football match on the telly and went to bed.

1. Choose the correct title for the text.

a) The Best Day in my life
b) A Bad Day
c) A Bad Chief
d) Some Money for an Ice-cream

2. Put the sentences into the correct order.

a) The chief met me at the door.
b) My son asked some money for an ice-cream.
c) I got up late yesterday.
d) I watched TV after supper.
e) I was fined by the policeman.

3. Choose the correct variant to complete the sentences.

1) The text tells about … .

a) a bad father
b) a brave policeman
c) an angry chief
d) an unlucky day

2) The man in the story told about … .

a) a bad dream
b) his great talents
c) a day in his life
d) his son and chief

3) The day was not good that’s why….

a) he broke his leg
b) fell ill
c) his chief punished him
d) at home he was not kind to his wife and son

4) The man drove to his office… .

a) five minutes earlier
b) just in time
c) at the wrong time
d) and was stopped by his chief

4. Write short answers to the questions.

1. What did the man do in the morning?
2. Who met the man at the door of the office?
3. Why did he speak angrily to his wife and son?
4. Was it a good or a bad day for the author?

2. How a Sparrow Set Off for Warm Lands

Once a sparrow decided to see warm lands. “Perhaps,” he thought, “the birds know what they are doing when they fly there. Perhaps, I too will go and see what they look like.” So he left home. He flew till dusk. And then he thought, The next day the same thing took place. On the third day the sparrow again flew till dusk. And then he thought, “Perhaps it’s time to see how far I have gone from my home. He never reached those warn lands. Winter came, he felt the cold, yet there he was at home.

1. Choose the correct answer to the questions.

1) What did a sparrow once decide to see?

a) Warm seas.
b) Cold lands.
c) Warm lands.
d) Strange lands.

2) How long did he fly?

a) Till night.
b) Till dusk.
c) Till dawn.
d) Till sunset.

3) What took place the next day?

a) An accident.
b) The unusual thing.
c) The usual thing.
d) The same thing.

4) Did he reach those warn lands?

a) No, he didn’t.
b) Yes, he did.
c) He didn’t want to do that.
d) They were too far.

2. Mark the following statements “True” (T) or “False” (F).

 

T

F

1

The sparrow went back home because he was tired.

 

 

2

He flew till dawn.

 

 

3

The sparrow went to the seaside.

 

 

4

He wanted to see how far he had gone from his home.

 

 

3. Match the words with their descriptions. There is one variant you don’t need to use.

1)

A sparrow

2)

A crow

3)

Warm land

4)

Autumn

5)

Dusk

 

a)

Time of a year when birds fly to warm lands.

b)

A place where it is not cold.

c)

A bird who wanted to see warm lands.

d)

Time just before night.


4. Write short answers to the questions.

1. Who decided to see warm lands?
2. What did the sparrow leave?
3. He never reached those warn lands, did he?
4. Where was the sparrow in winter?

3. The King and the Painter

Once there was a king, who liked to paint pictures, but his pictures were bad and nobody liked them. The people to whom the king showed his pictures were afraid of him and they said that the pictures were good. One day the king showed his pictures to a great painter who lived in that country and said, “What do you think of my pictures? Am I a good painter or not?” The painter looked at the king’s picture and said, “My king, the pictures are bad and you will never be a good painter.” The king was very angry and sent the painter to prison. After two years the king wanted to see the painter again. When the painter came the king gave him a good dinner and said, “Now you are a freeman and I am your friend.” So he talked kindly to the painter. After dinner the king showed his pictures to the painter again and asked, “Well, how do you like them now?” The painter did not answer. He turned to the soldiers and said, “Take me back to prison!”

1. Choose the correct answer to the questions.

1) What did the king like to do?

a) To do morning exercises.
b) To write short stories.
c) To paint pictures.
d)  To buy pictures.

2) Who said the pictures were good?

a) The people who were afraid of the king.
b) The people who liked the pictures.
c) The great painter.
d) The soldiers.

3) Whom did the king show his pictures one day?

a) To the soldiers.
b) To a great painter.
c) To his servants.
d) To the prisoners.

4) Why did the painter ask to send him back to prison?

a) Because the king gave him a good dinner.
b) Because he liked the pictures.
c) Because the truth was more important to him than freedom.
d) Because he wanted to paint pictures there.

2. Mark the following statements “True” (T) or “False” (F).

 

T

F

1

Once there was a king, who was a great painter.

 

 

2

The people were afraid of the president.

 

 

3

The painter spent two years in the prison.

 

 

4

The king was a kind man.

 

 

3. Match the words with their descriptions. There is one variant you don’t need to use.

1)

A king

2)

A painter

3)

A soldier

4)

A servant

5)

A prison

 

a)

A person who was not afraid of the king.

b)

A place where the painter spent two years.

c)

A person who was a bad painter.

d)

A person whom the painter asked to take him back to prison.

4. Write short answers to the questions.

  1. Who liked to paint pictures?
  2. The people were afraid of the King, weren’t they?
  3. What did the painter look at?
  4. When did the king show his pictures to the painter again?

4. What a test!

A poor young artist was asked to paint the portrait of a rich lady and he did his best to make a good picture. When the portrait was finished it was shown to lady’s friends. Some of them thought it was too realistic. They were afraid the lady would not like the picture. But the painter felt that he had been successful. He didn’t want to change anything. Then one of his friends suggested the following: “We’ll leave it to the lady’s dog to decide if the picture is good or bad.” The next day the picture was sent to the lady’s house. The friends gathered to see the result of the test. As soon as the dog was brought before the portrait it began to lick it all over. Everybody congratulated the painter. Nobody knew that the painter had spread some bacon all over the picture!

1. Choose the correct answer to the questions.

1) What was a poor young artist asked to paint?

a) The portrait of a king
b) The portrait of a rich lady.
c) A landscape
d) A portrait of a rich lady’s dog.

2) Who thought the portrait was too realistic?

a) The painter.
b) Lady’s friends.
c) Lady’s dog.
d) The lady.

3) What did the painter feel?

a) He was happy.
b) He felt he had painted a good picture.
c) He felt ill.
d) He felt sorry.

4) Why did the dog like the picture?

a) The dog saw a piece of bacon in the picture.
b) The dog was silly.
c) It was not the lady’s dog.
d) The painter had spread some bacon all over the picture.

2. Mark the following statements “True” (T) or “False” (F).

 

T

F

1

When the portrait was finished it was shown to the lady.

 

 

2

The painter wanted to change the picture.

 

 

3

The lady’s dog was to decide if the picture was good or bad.

 

 

4

The dog liked the picture.

 

 

3. Match the words with their descriptions. There is one variant you don’t need to use.

1)

An artist

2)

A rich lady

3)

A dog

4)

A portrait

5)

A friend

 

a)

A woman who has much money.

b)

A picture of a person.

c)

A person who paints pictures.

d)

A pet that licked the picture.

4. Write short answers to the questions.

  1. Who did his best to make a good picture?
  2. When was the portrait shown to lady’s friends?
  3. What was sent to the lady’s house?
  4. Did the dog really like the picture?  

5. The Cunning of an Astrologer

An astrologer once foretold something unpleasant to the King. The next day the King sent for the astrologer. He came to the palace. The King turned to his servants and ordered them to throw the astrologer out of the window at his signal. Then the King turned to the astrologer and said; “You are such a wise man and know so perfectly the fate of others. What will your own fate be? How long will you live? ” The astrologer was afraid of the King but answered with great presence of mind; “I know my fate. I will die three days before your Majesty!” Now the King didn’t want to throw the astrologer out of the window. He took good care for him.

1. Choose the correct answer to the questions.

1) What did an astrologer once foretell to the King?

a) Something pleasant.
b) Something bad.
c) Something interesting.
d) Something stupid.

2) Where did the astrologer come?

a) To a strange place.
b) To the house with many windows.
c) To the palace.
d) To the servant’s house.

3) When will the astrology die?

a)  In three days.
b) Three days before the King.
c) He will never die.
d) Three days after the King.

4) Did the King want to die three days after the astrologer?

a) Yes, he did. And he ordered to throw the astrologer out of the window.
b) No, he didn’t. He took good care of the astrologer.
c) No, he didn’t. He gave the astrologer much money.
d) Yes, he did. He sent astrologer to prison.

2. Mark the following statements “True” (T) or “False” (F).

 

T

F

1

 The King didn’t like the astrologer’s prediction.

 

 

2

The King was a wise man.

 

 

3

The astrologer knew his fate.

 

 

4

The astrologer died three days before the King.

 

 

3. Match the words with their descriptions. There is one variant you don’t need to use.

1)

An astrologer

2)

A King

3)

A servant

4)

A window

5)

A fate

 

a)

One of the people who were to throw the astrologer out of the window.

b)

A person who didn’t like the astrologer’s prediction.

c)

 The development of events beyond a person's control.

d)

A wise man who knew the fate of others.

4. Write short answers to the questions.

1.  Whoforetold something unpleasant to the King?
2.  What did the king order his servants to do?
3.  Was the astrologer afraid of the King?
4.  Who did the King take good care for? 

6. A Real Mother

Once upon a time there lived two sisters. The elder sister had a son. The boy was one year old. The two women loved the baby dearly. One day the sisters quarrelled and at night the younger sister tried to leave house with the boy. The elder sister saw it and stopped her. “You cannot take the boy. He is my son!” said the elder sister. But the younger sister wanted to have the boy very much and she said, “I`ll tell the judge the boy`s mine. I love the baby so much that the judge will believe me.  In the morning they were before the judge. Each woman told him that the baby was hers. The judge thought a little and then called his servants. “Cut the child into two halves and give each woman a half of the body,” he said. The younger sister didn`t say a word, but the elder told the judge, “I`m not the child`s mother. Give him to my sister and let him live.” The judge then said to his servants, “Give the boy to the elder sister. She is a real mother.”

1. Choose the correct answer to the questions.

1) How many sisters were there in the story?

a) Seven
b) Three
c) Five
d) Two

2) Who had a son?

a) The younger sister
b) The elder sister
c) Both sisters
d) None of them

3) Why did the younger sister try to leave the house with the boy at night?

a) because the child was ill
b) because the sisters quarrelled
c) because the younger sister was ill
d) because the boy’s mother died

4) What was the judge`s decision?

a) To give the boy to the elder sister
b) To give the boy to the younger sister
c) To give the boy to his father
d) To give the boy to the servants

2. Mark the following statements “True” (T) or “False” (F).

 

T

F

1

The two women hated the baby.

 

 

2

The judge told the servants to divide the child into two halves.

 

 

3

The younger sister told the judge that she was not the boy`s mother.

 

 

4

The elder sister was a real mother.

 

 

3. Match the words with their descriptions. There is one variant you don’t need to use.

1)

A baby

2)

A judge

3)

A servant

4)

A half

5)

A real mother

 

a)

One of two equal parts.

b)

One of the people who was to cut the boy into two halves.

c)

A person who had to decide whose son it was.

d)

A little boy of one year old.


4. Complete the sentences with the information from the text.

  1. Once upon a time there________________________________.
  2. The two women______________________________________.
  3. The judge told his servants to cut___________________________.
  4. The elder sister told the judge she was ______________________.

7. The Donkey and his Tricks

One day a farmer and his donkey went to town. The donkey carried two bags of salt. Soon they came to a small river. There was a bridge across the river. The donkey stepped on the bridge but stumbled and fell into the river. He came out very happy: there was no salt in his bags. Some days passed. The farmer loaded the donkey with two bags of salt and they again went to town. When the donkey was in the middle of the bridge he did not stumble but jumped into the river. He was very happy again: there was no salt in his bags. Next day the farmer loaded the donkey with sponges. He wanted to see Mr. Donkey’s tricks. They went to town again. When they were in the middle of the bridge the donkey jumped into the water. But this time he was not happy. The bags were very heavy!

1. Choose the correct answer to the question.

1) What did the donkey carry?

a) Two bags of salt.
b) Two bags of sugar.
c) Two bags of sponges.
d) Two boxes of salt.

2) Why did he fall into the river?

a) He slipped.
b) He stumbled.
c) It was very hot that day.
d) He wanted to make a trick.

3) Who was very happy?

a) The farmer.
b) The donkey.
c) The people
d) The author.

4) What did the farmer want to see?

a) Mr. Donkey’s trucks.
b) Mr. Donkey’s tricks.
c) Mr. Donkey’s traps.
d) Mr. Donkey’

2. Mark the following statements “True” (T) or “False” (F).

 

T

F

1

One day a farmer and his monkey went to town.

 

 

2

One day a farmer and his wife went to town.

 

 

3

The donkey was sly.

 

 

4

The farmer was smart.

 

 

3. Match the words with their descriptions. There is one variant you don’t need to use.

1)

A farmer

2)

A donkey

3)

A bridge

4)

A sponge

5)

A bag

 

a)

A very light soft substance which absorbs water.

b)

A person who wanted to sell salt in town.

c)

An animal which liked to make tricks.

d)

A structure that is built over the river.

4. Complete the sentences with the information from the text.

1. One day a farmer and his_____________________________________.
2. The donkey stepped on the bridge but stumbled___________________.
3. Next day the farmer loaded___________________________________.
4. This time the donkey was not happy because_____________________.

8.  Last Will

Mr. Brown was a very rich and mean man. When he died he had 10 million pounds in the bank.  He had only two relatives, his sons Joseph and Oliver who pretended to get this money. They were twins. They were so alike that nobody could tell who was who. Joseph and Oliver left home when they were 20 years old. When the two brothers heard about their father’s death, they went to his house right away. Their father’s lawyer Miss Smith met them. She said; “Come into the library, I must read you your father’s will. Your father made a very short will. It is in three parts. Part one says: I leave all my money to my son Oliver.” The lawyer turned to the twin brothers and asked, “So which one of you is Oliver?” Both of the sons said;“I am. I’m Oliver!”
Miss Smith was angry; “One of you must be a liar”. Then she began reading the second part of the will. It said: “If there is any argument about which son is real Oliver, then I leave all my money to Joseph!” Once again the lawyer asked; “Which one is Joseph?” “I am!” cried the two sons with one voice. The lawyer was very angry. She cried; “But a minute ago you both were Oliver!”You are liars!” Then she began reading the third part of the will. It said;“If both my sons turn out to be liars then I leave all my money to Miss Smith, my faithful lawyer.”
So the twins left the house without a penny. The clever will had shown that both of them were liars. But it was Miss Smith, who tricked them, because Mr. Brown had never made a will!

1. Choose the correct answer to the question.

1) How much money did Mr. Brown have?

a) Ten million dollars.
b) Ten million rubles.
c) Ten million pounds.
d) Ten thousand pounds.

2) Who was very rich and mean?

a) Oliver.
d) Joseph.
c) Mr. Brown.
d) Miss Smith.

3) Where did Miss Smith read the will?

a) In the kitchen.
b) In the living room.
c) In the cafe.
d) In the library.

4) Who got the money?

a) Miss Smith.
b) Oliver.
c) Nobody.
d) The twins.

2. Mark the following statements “True” (T) or “False” (F).

 

T

F

1

Many people pretended to get Mr. Brown’s money.

 

 

2

Both brothers were liars.

 

 

3

Mr. Brown’s will was very clever.

 

 

4

Miss Smith was very smart.

 

 

3. Match the words with their descriptions. There is one variant you don’t need to use.

1)

A lawyer

2)

A rich man

3)

A  library

4)

A liar

5)

A will

 

a)

A man who has much money.

b)

A room where the will was read.

c)

A person who reads the will.

d)

A person who is not honest.

4. Complete the sentences with the information from the text.

1. Mr. Brown was___________________________________________________.
2. Joseph and Oliver were ____________________________________________.
3. The clever will had shown_________________________________________.
4. Miss Smith_____________________________________ the twins.

9. Whose dog was it?

A lady who was driving through the country in a car saw an old man followed by an old dog. As the car approached near the dog suddenly crossed the road. He was hit by the car and killed. The lady stopped the car at once and came to the man. “I am awfully sorry that this has happened”, she said, “Will two pounds settle it?” “Oh, yes”, replied the man. Pocketing the money as the car disappeared in the distance he looked down at the dead animal. “I wonder whose dog it was?”

1. Choose the correct answer to the question.

1) Whom did a lady who was driving through the country in a car see?

a) An old dog followed by an old man.
b) An old dog followed by an old lady.
c) An old man followed by an old dog.
d) An old lady followed by an old dog.

2) Who suddenly crossed the road?

a) The old lady.
b) The old man.
c) The lady who was driving a car.
d) The old dog.

3) How much money did the lady offer to the old man?

a) Two dollars.
b) Ten pounds.
c) Two pounds.
d) Two gryvnyas.

4) Whose dog was it?

a) It was the old man’s dog.
b) It was the lady’s dog.
c) Heaven knows!
d) It was the young man’s dog.

2. Mark the following statements “True” (T) or “False” (F).

 

T

F

1

The old man was killed.

 

 

2

The old dog was hit by the car and killed.

 

 

3

The old man put the money into the pocket.

 

 

4

The old man was awfully sorry.

 

 

3. Match the words with their descriptions. There is one variant you don’t need to use.

1)

A dog

2)

A lady

3)

An old man

4)

A car

5)

A pocket

 

a)

A vehicle that hit the dog.

b)

A person who got two pounds.

c)

An animal which was hit by the car.

d)

A person who was driving a car.

4. Complete the sentences with the information from the text.

1. A lady who was driving through the country in a car________________________.
2.  As the car approached near the dog suddenly_____________________________.
3.  The lady stopped the car at once and ____________________________________.
4.  “I wonder_________________________________________________________?”

10.

Once an Englishman went to Paris and stopped at a hotel. First of all he sent a telegram to his wife and told her the address of the hotel. Then he decided to see the city. He left the hotel and walked along the street.  He passed several blocks then turned to the right and walked along another street. At the corner he crossed the street and turned to the left. He liked Paris very much. In every street there was something interesting. He saw a lot of ancient buildings, cathedrals, monuments. He walked a long way, crossed many streets and turned many corners. When it was evening he decided to go back and only now he realized that he lost his way. He didn’t remember the name of his hotel. He tried to remember the way back but could not. He didn’t know what to do. It was already late and he was very tired. The Englishman went into the first hotel he saw and took a room there. Before going to bed he sent another telegram to his wife. The telegram said; “Send me my Paris address!”

1. Choose the correct title for the text.

a) A new dress.
b) A Bad Day.
c) New Address.
d) At the post office.

2. Make the following sentences true to the text.

1) Once a Frenchman went to Paris and stopped at a hotel.
2) First of all he bought a new dress for his wife.
3) He left the hotel and saw a long street. 
4) In every street there was nothing interesting.
5) In the  evening he realized that he lost his money.
6) Before going to bed he got a telegram from his wife.

3. Choose the correct answer to the questions:

1) Where did an Englishman stop?

a) In a motel.
b) In a hostel.
c) In a hotel.
d) In a camp.

2) What was there in every street?

a) Something interesting.
b) Nothing interesting.
c) Many places of interest.
d) Many interesting books.

3) Where did the Englishman go?

a) To the first restaurant
b) To the first hotel
c) To the post office
d) To the cinema

4) What did the Englishman send to his wife?

a) His new Paris address
b) A nice new dress
c) A telegram
d) A letter

4. Give short answers to the following questions.

a) Who went to Paris and stopped at a hotel?
b) What did he decide to see?
c) Did the Englishman lost his way or money?
d) Whom did the Englishman send a telegram?

Литература:

  1. Панченко Л.М. Your guide in English. Сборник текстов для учеников. Киев: «Шлях», 2003.
  2. Панченко Л.М. Your guide in English. Part II. Сборник текстов для учеников. Луганск: «Шлях», 1999.

Образцы заданий:

  1. Евчук О.В. Английский язык 7 класс, Итоговые контрольные работы, издательство «Ранок» 2011.
  2. Мясоедова С.В. Английский язык 6 класс, Итоговые контрольные работы, издательство «Ранок» 2011.
  3. Доценко И.В. Английский язик 8 класс, Итоговые контрольные работы, издательство «Ранок» 2011.
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