Listening Examination

A. Listen to the dialogue and tick the right answers.

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Title: "Track 2"


Вы услышите диалог продавца книжного магазина с покупателем. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений А1-А7 соответствуют содержанию текста (1-True), какие не соответствуют (2 – False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, т.е. на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 – Not Stated).

A1  The customer was only interested in buying dictionaries.




A2  The customer studies phonetics of the foreign language at college.




A3  The shop assistant suggested that the customer should buy a fantasy book for his friend.




A4  The customer likes detective stories by British authors.




A5  Best-sellers are always available in that book shop.




A6  The shop assistant helped the person to find a detective story to his taste.




A7  The book shop offers the service of ordering books for customers.




Adjectives and Adverbs: Degrees of Comparison

B. Choose the right answers.

1. I like skiing as skating.

a. more
b. as much
c. as more

9. I can’t walk very fast. You are younger; you can walk .

a. much faster
b. fast
c. the fastest

2. I think I am seriously ill. Today I feel I felt yesterday.

a. worse
b. the worst
c. as bad as

10. I want you to read passage of the text.

a. the next
b. the nearest
c. next

3. The said the soonest mended.

a. least
b. less
c. last

11. Her illness was than we at first had thought.

a. the most serious
b. not as serious
c. far more serious

4. This building is very high. Actually it’s building in the town.

a. more higher
b. the highest
c. higher

12. Last Wednesday my friend didn’t come late to work. I came .

a. latter
b. the last
c. later

5. Richard got good marks than Fred in the examinations.

a. less
b. fewer
c. few

13. The nights in summer are the nights in winter.

a. not as long as
b. as long as
c. longer

6. Their children are not well-behaved. Actually they are children I’ve ever seen.

a. badly-behaved
b. worse-behaved
c. the worst-behaved

14. Richard and Timothy don’t know many people at the party. Lionel and David know .

a. more
b. the most
c. as many

7. The boys felt than the girls about losing the game.

a. bad
b. the worst
c. worse

15. I like decent people serious ones.

a. as much as
b. as more as
c. more

8. It was a very bad mistake. In fact it was mistake she had ever made.

a. worse
b. the worst
c. bad

Sequence of Tenses

C. Choose the right answers.

1. David told his friend that his bicycle whenever he liked.

a. might he use
b. he might use
c. he had used

9. The shop assistant showed me a book and said that the book the museums of our town.

a. described
b. was describing
c. had described

2. Julia said that she hard for the past few weeks and was very tired.

a. had been working
b. was working
c. worked s

10. Why did you say that Paul a careful driver?

a. wasn't
b. weren’t
c. hadn't been

3. I thought you said Jack you when he got back from his trip to the mountains.

a. ought to phone
b. would phone
c. phoned

11. Did you say very early the following morning?

a. you would have to get up
b. would you have to get up
c. will you have to get up

4. Ann told me that she them to arrive so soon and was very much surprised when they had.

a. didn't expect
b. hadn't expected
c. doesn't expect

12. Cecily answered she stories and poems all her life since as long as she could remember.

a. had been writing
b. was writing
c. wrote

5. The teacher said the pupils so much noise during the breaks.

a. mustn't make
b. don't have to make
c. didn't make

13. Tom said that he had been late for work that morning, and he added that he before.

a. had never been late
b. was never late
c. never had been late

6. Mr. Clemence said that because of the fire part of the building had gone completely, and the rest of it .

a. was falling down
b. had been falling down
c. fell down

14. Sharon said she her key in her pocket, but she couldn't find it there.

a. had been left
b. left
c. had left

7. The policeman warned us that the street against the red light.

a. we mustn't cross
b. mustn't we cross
c. we don't have to cross

15. The librarian didn’t think the students their books to the library by the following week yet.

a. would take
b. would have taken
c. took

8. Kay said that she usually bought her clothes at random, and as a result she any decent things to wear.

a. hasn't
b. didn't have
c. doesn't have