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III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.

Mark Twain (I — be) not only a famous writer but also a famous humorist. He (2 — travel) a lot and (3 — make) speeches in different towns. During these speeches he always (4 — tell) funny stories.

Wherever he (5 — go) he (6— follow) by reporters who (7 — write) down everything he (8 — say). His stories (9 — tell) and (10 — retell) and (11 — pass) down from generation to generation. Once he (12 — hear) a rumour that he (13 — be) dead and (14 — remark): "The rumours of my death greatly (15 — exaggerate)."

There (16 — be) a lot of humorous stories (17— connect) with the name of Mark Twain. Here (18 — be) one of them.

Once Mark Twain and two of Ms friends (19 — sit) in a restaurant. One of the friends just (20 — return) from a trip to the mountains. He (21 — say) that the air in the mountains (22 — be) very clear. In many places the echo of a voice (23 — come) back five times stronger than the original voice.

"That (24 — be) nothing," (25 — say) the second friend. "In Colorado, in many places the echo of a voice (26 — speak) in the morning (27 — come) back in the afternoon."

Mark Twain (28 — laugh) and (29 — say), "The echoes which you (30 — tell) us about (31 — be) very unusual. But in a small church in Hannibal where I (32 — be) born, there (33 — be) an even more unusual echo. If someone (34 — say) in a loud voice, "Good morning! How (35 — be) you?", the echo (36 — come) back after a moment very clearly, "I (37 — be) very well, thank you, and how (38 - be) you?"

Of course, Mark Twain's friends not (39 — believe) the story, but they (40— enjoy) it.

IV. Выберите правильный вариант.

1. He is very honest, he never tells ... lie.

a) — , b) a, c) an, d) the.

2. Your hair ... beautiful today.

a) look, b) is looking, c) are looking, d) looks.

3. I have no pen. I have nothing to write ... .

a) by, b) with, c) on, d) about.

4. Would you like ... milk in your tea?

a) some, b) any, c) none, d) every.

5. I'm afraid I can't tell you ... about the accident.

a) many, b) much, c) little, d) a little.

6. There was an interesting film on TV yesterday, ... ?

a) was there, b) was it, c) wasn't there, d) wasn't it.

7. I ... getting up very early.

a) am used to, b) used to, c) didn't use to, d) never used to.

8. They all have worked ... at their English. a) good, b) well, c) hard, d) hardly.

9. Kate is the ... dancer in our class.

a) good, b) better, c) best, d) best of all.

10. I can speak French. — So ... .

a) I can, b) canI, c) I can't, d) can't I.

11. The mother didn't let her daughter ... late.

a) to stay out, b) stayed out, c) stay out, d) staying out.

12. You ... do it now, you can do it tomorrow.

a) mustn't, b) needn't, c) can't, d) may not.

13. Steve ... English since he was 5 years old.

a) learns, b) learned, c) has bееn learning, d) is learning.

14. How long ... you ... to drive a car? — For three years now.

a) are able, b) were able, c) will be able, d) have been able.

15. She ... to do the work immediately.

a) tells, b) told, c) was told, d) was telling.

16.We wanted to know if they ... to the party.

a) come, b) would come, c) came, d) have come.

17. If it's dark, you may ... the light.

a) turn on, b) turn in, c) turn out, d) turn off.

18. He is known ... from the trip.

a) to return, b) to be returned, c) to have returned, d) returned.

19. Can you tell me how far ...? I can't walk.

a) is it, b) it is, 6) it was, d) was it.

20. I haven't taken my exam yet. — ... .

a) I haven't too, b) I also haven't, o) Neither have I, d) Neither have.

V. Переведите на английский язык.

1. Мы думали, что вы едете с нами.

2. Она выглядит такой же молодой, как ее двадцатилетняя дочь.

3. Кто еще хочет сказать что-нибудь?

4. Они когда-то были друзьями.

5. К 11 часам гости ушли.

VI. Выберите правильный ответ.

1. A double-decker is ... .

a) a train, b) a small plane, с) a hotel room for two people, d) a bus

2. The common name for a toy bear in England is ... .

a) Michael-bear, b) Tom-bear, c) Teddy-bear, d) Jack-bear.

3. The "Dynasty" is an American ... .

a) opera, b) soap opera, c) musical, d) documentary.

4. The Crown Jewels are in ... .

a) the Tower of London, b) Buckingham Palace, c) Westmin­ster Palace, d) the British Museum.

5. St. Patrick is the patron of... .

a) Wales, b) England, c) Ireland, d) Scotland.

Test 20

I. Прочитайте текст и ответьте на вопросы.

Mark Twain and a friend of his went abroad on the same ship. Once they were both invited to a dinner. And they were to make speeches. Mark Twain was the first to speak. He spoke for twenty minutes and was a great success. Then if was his friend's turn. He rose and said, "Before this dinner Mark Twain and I agreed to pronounce each oth­er's speeches. He has just pronounced my speech. And I thank you for your kind appreciation of my speech. I'm sorry to say that I have lost the notes of his speech and can't remember what he was to say." Then he sat down and the guests burst out laughing.


1. What did Mark Twain's friend do when it was his turn to make a speech?

2. Did the guests understand what Mark Twain's friend had done?

II. Поставьте вопрос к подчеркнутому члену предложения.

Mark Twain spoke for twenty minutes.

III. Раскройте скобки, употребив правильную глагольную форму.

Everybody (1 — know) today what hot dogs (2 — be). Hot dogs (3 — be) popular for a long time. The first ones (4 — sell) by street vendors in the 19th century. They not (5 — know) then, of course, that they (6 — be) hot dogs. They (7 — be) just a sausage in a bun.

In the 1930s Harry Stevens (8 — start) to sell sausages in (9 — heat) buns, (10 — add) mustard and relish. He (11 — think) they (12 — be) very funny.

A famous sports cartoonist, who (13 — call) himself Ted, also (14 — think) they (15 — look) funny and (16 — draw) a picture of a dog in a bun. Ted (17— be) very good at (18 — draw). He (19 — name) the sausages "hot dogs," and the name soon (20 —become) very popular. But there (21 — be) a problem. Makers of sausages (22 — think) people (23 — think) they (24 — make) of dog meat and therefore not (25 — eat) them. So for some time "hot dogs" not (26 — use) in advertisements.

But hot dogs (27 — survive) this. Soon Nathan's restaurant in New York (28 — put) hot dogs on their menu. They (29 — be) a great success and (30 — become) famous in the whole of New York.

They (31 — be) still popular in many different places, they can (32 — buy) in parks, fast-food restaurants and cafeterias.

Since the time they first (33 — appear) hot dogs (34 — become) favourite food of those who (35 — camp) out or (36 — need) fast food for other reasons, though most people not (37 — know) why they (38 — call) hot dogs or who (39 — give) them that name.

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