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An old man with steel-rimmed spectacles and very dusty clothes sat by the side of the road. There was a pontoon bridge across the river and cars, trucks and men, women and children were crossing it. But the old man sat there without moving. He was too tired to go any farther. It was my business to cross the bridge, explore the bridgehead beyond and find out to what point the enemy had advanced. I did this and returned over the bridge. There were not so many carts now and very few people on foot, but the old man was still there.
“Where do you come from?” I asked him. – “From San Carlos,” he said, and smiled.
That was his native town and so it gave him pleasure to mention it and he smiled.
“I was taking care of animals,” he explained. -“Oh,” I said.
“I stayed, you see, taking care of animals. I was the last one to leave the town of San Carlos.”
He did not look like a shepherd nor a herdsman and I looked at his black dusty clothes and his
grey dusty face and his steel-rimmed spectacles and said, “What animals were they?”
“Various animals,” he said, and shook his head. “I had to leave them”.
“What animals were they?
“There were three animals altogether,” he explained. “There were two goats and a cat and then there were four pairs of pigeons.” – “And you had to leave them?” – “Yes, because of the artillery. The captain told me to go because of the artillery.”- “And you have no family? I asked, watching the far end of the bridge where a few last carts were hurrying down the slope of the bank. – “No,” he said, “only the animals I stated. The cat, of course, will be all right. A cat can look out for itself, but I cannot think what will become of the others.”-”What politics have you?”
I asked. – “I am without politics,” he said. “I am seventy-six years old. I have come twelve kilo-
metres now and I think I can go no further.” – “This is not a good place to stop,” I said. “If you can make it there are trucks up the road.”
“I will wait a while,” he said, “and then I will go. Where do the trucks go?”
“Towards Barcelona,”I told him. – “I know no one in that direction,” he said, “but thank you very much. Thank you again very much.”
He looked at me very blankly and tiredly, then said, having to share his worry with someone. “The cat will be all right, I am sure. There is no need to be unquiet about the cat. But the others. Now what do you think about the others?”
“Why, they’ll probably come through it all right.” – “You think so?” – “Why not,”I said, watching the far bank where now there were no carts. “But what will they do under the artillery when I was told to leave because of the artillery?”
“Did you leave the dove cage unlocked?” I asked. – “Yes.” – “Then they’ll fly.”
“Yes, certainly they’ll fly. But the others. It’s better not to think about the others”, he said.
“If you are rested I would go,” I said. “Get up and try to walk now”.
“Thank you”, he said and got to his feet, swayed from side to side and then sat down back-
wards in the dust.
“I was taking care of animals,” he said dully, but no longer to me. “I was only taking care of animals.”
There was nothing to do about him. It was Easter Sunday and the fascists were advancing toward the Ebro. It was a grey overcast day so their planes were not up. That and the fact that cats know how to look after themselves was all the good luck that the old man would ever have.
This is Edna Shaw. She’s a language student at London University, so she’s got a lot of university work to do during the week. In fact, she doesn’t have any spare time on weekdays. But when the weekend comes she tries to have a good time getting some exercise and fresh air and entertainment, too.
She spends Saturday morning doing jobs around the house: cleaning the room, doing the laundry, going round the shops. She doesn’t have lunch at home, she normally goes out for lunch with her friend Nancy. As a matter of fact, Edna and Nancy rent a small two-room flat in the town centre. After lunch the girls play tennis or go for a run out into the country. Edna’s got a second-hand Volkswagen which she bought very cheap.
Saturday afternoon is the time to play sport but in the evening the girls sometimes go out to listen to a band. Bars are very much like clubs,the music is free and everything is very relaxed. It’s great to listen to some music and dance.
On Sunday the two friends have a nice quiet morning reading newspapers over a cup of coffee. Sunday is the day when Edna goes to see her parents. They live in a nice cottage in a suburb of London. Edna drives there for brunch. (Brunch is breakfast and lunch combined. It’s becoming very popular to have brunch at the weekend.) Brunch is a good time for all the family. They get together and eat brunch. It’s normally a huge meal. You have all the breakfast things and all sorts of salads and chicken and pies and lots of fruit. A lot of people go out to a restaurant for brunch. Not the Shaws ... they enjoy theirs at home.
On Sunday evening Edna and Nancy quiet down a bit. They watch a little television or, perhaps, have a little chat and share the impressions of the day. It’s time to get ready for Monday. So they usually go to bed early.
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Дисциплина: Практика устной и письменной речи
^ 60 минут
Количество заданий: 30
Преподаватель: Булгарцева Татьяна Николаевна
Группа: 101, 102, кафедра английской филологии, ИФ.
СОДЕРЖАНИЯ ОСНОВНОЙ ОБРАЗОВАТЕЛЬНОЙ ПРОГРАММЫ
Задание 1. Выберите один вариант ответа.
In the production of voiceless consonant sounds the vocal cords are ________________.
+1. kept apart
2. brought together
Задание 2. Выберите один вариант ответа.
In the production of ____________ consonants the vocal cords vibrate.
Задание 3. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Vowels the articulation of which is almost unchanging are called __________.
Задание 4. Выберите один вариант ответа.
When some articulatory features of the following sound are changed under the influence of the preceding sound, assimilation is called ________________.
Задание 5. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Shortening of a vowel sound in the unstressed position affecting long vowels is called __________________ reduction.
+ 2. quantitative
Задание 6. Выберите один вариант ответа.
The process of pronunciation of a plosive followed by nasal [n] or [m] is called
+ 3. nasal
Задание 7. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Name the tense, denoting a simple action in the future.
1. Future Continuous
+ 2 Future Indefinite
Задание 8. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Name the tense, denoting an action at some definite moment in the past.
1. Past Indefinite
+ 2. Past Continuous
3. Past Perfect
Задание 9. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Name the tense, denoting a prior action connected with the present by its result.
1. Present Indefinite
2. Present Continuous
+ 3. Present Perfect
Задание 10. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Name the tense, denoting a future action in its progress at a definite moment viewed from the past.
1. Future Perfect- in-the-Past
+ 3. Future Continuous-in-the-Past
Задание 11. Выберите один вариант ответа.
The son of my brother is my ________ .
+ 2. nephew
Задание 12. Выберите один вариант ответа.
We are never a minute late ____ the lessons.
Задание 13. Выберите один вариант ответа.
All the students of our group are good __________ English.
+ 1. at
Задание 14. Выберите один вариант ответа.
The dressing-stool stands _______ of the dressing-table.
+ 1. in front
Задание 15. Выберите один вариант ответа.
The children were _______ eating their porridge while the Father was having a cup of tea.
2. some more
+ 3. still
Задание 16. Выберите один вариант ответа.
What is a washing-machine used for?
1. washing up
2. carrying rubbish down
Задание 17. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Rain in many small fine drops is called _______________.
+ 2. drizzle
Задание 18. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Find the word in which the letter “u” is pronounced differently.
+ 3. rude
Задание 19. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Find the word in which the letter “i” is pronounced differently.
Задание 20. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Find the word in which the digraph “ew”is pronounced differently.
+ 1. threw
Задание 21. Выберите один вариант ответа.
The most common way of giving commands is with:
+ 1. Low Fall
2. Low Rise
3. Fall Rise
Задание 22. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Define nasal plosion in one of the words:
+ 1. shipmate
Задание 23. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Define lateral plosion in one of the words:
+ 1. blame
Задание 24. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Define loss of plosion in one of the words:
+ 1. September
Задание 25. Выберите один вариант ответа.
You ____________ be hungry after such a big dinner.
1. are allowed
2. had to
+ 3. can’t
Задание 26. Выберите один вариант ответа.
That was the ______________ movie I have ever seen.
+ 2. worst
Задание 27. Выберите один вариант ответа.
Alice ___________ take the bus to school every day. She usually walks instead.
1. do not
2. is not
+ 3. does not
Задание 28. Выберите один вариант ответа.
This car _____________ a very strange noise. Do you think it’s all right?
+ 2. is making
3. had made
Задание 29. Выберите один вариант ответа.
We _________ the bus. Now we’ll have to walk.
2. are missing
+3. have missed
Задание 30. Выберите один вариант ответа.
His phone ___________ for ten minutes. I wonder why she doesn’t answer it.
1. is ringing
+2. has been ringing
8. Банк тестовых заданий
I. Supply the best word or words:
1. How long does it take you to _______ in the morning?
a. get dressed b. dress up c. dress yourself
2. You can’t go to the interview ______ jeans and an old jacket!
a. dressed with b. dressed in c. dressed up
3. Just a minute! I must have a shower and _______clothes before we go out.
a. change b. exchange c. choose
4. You’d better _________your coat before you go out into the cold.
a. wear b. dress in c. put on
5. ________ that blue dress to see if it suits you.
a. test b. try on c. probe
6. I can’t go out in this shirt. I’ve ________ all day.
a. dressed in it b. had it on c. got dressed in it
7. The doctor asked me to _______ my shirt.
a. put off b. take off c. take out
8. We got John a new _______ for his job interview.
a. costume b. suit c. suite
9. How much would you expect to pay for a pair of men’s ________ ?
a. socks b. stockings c. tights
10. They won’t let you into the restaurant without a ________.
a. cravat b. tie c. umbrella
11. These are the _________ I work in.
a. clothing b. cloth c. clothes
12. Your collar looks very tight. Why don’t you ________ your tie?
a. loose b. lose c. loosen
13. It was so early in the morning that she answered the door bell in a ______ .
a. dressing-gown b. robe c. dress
1. high-heeled a. pullover
2. short-sleeved b. shoes
3. V-necked c. cut
4. striped d. taste
5. stylish e. skirt
6. modern f. design
7. sophisticated g. shirt