His wife likes it when he does all of the following EXCEPT

A) building things. C) biking.

B) skating. D) assembling telescopes.

3. From the text, we can infer that ‘to marvel’ is to ...

A) admire. C) examine.

B) question. D) use.

He wants to build the small house quickly because ...

A) he must build it as quickly as he built the telescope.

B) he told his wife he would complete it while she helped her mother.

C) he wants to impress his wife.

D) he wants to finish it before the weather gets worse.

We can assume that ...

A) the husband and wife are competitive.

B) the husband and wife like to spend time apart.

C) the wife thinks the husband is fat.

D) the husband and wife like to do things for each other.

Use of English

Choose the correct item.

1. … bicycle is over there?

A) Who B) Who’s C) Whose D) Which

2. Does Mary have … money to buy a car?

A) too much B) very much C) enough D) little

3. Would you like a … sandwich?

A) bread B) sandwich C) cheese D) soup

4. My sister and her boyfriend are getting … next year.

A) marry B) marries C) marrying D) married

5. We moved to our flat … year.

A) ago B) behind C) last D) passed

6. Have you done your homework …?

A) yet B) still C) ever D) only


Write an e-mail ( not less than 35 words) to your friend. Invite him/her to do some sports at the weekend. Write about:

· the activity you are doing;

· the place where you are meeting;

· the day and time when you are meeting.


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Read the text and choose the best answer (A-D) to answer the questions (1-5).

Americans often express a great love of informality when using nicknames. These are shortened forms of their given name at birth and reflect the casual relationships which exist among friends and co-workers. Family names are hardly ever used in daily situations and the use of one’s father’s last name is saved only for rare and formal occasions. In many traditional cultures the use of the family name is seen as a sign of respect. For Americans, however, it’s the nickname which creates an immediate intimacy between two people upon which to build a relationship.

This love for nicknames can create a sense of closeness between people who are otherwise not related. Even the presidents of the United States have borne nicknames. Abraham Lincoln was known as “Honest Abe”, Franklin Delano Roosevelt was simply called FDR, Eisenhower was referred to informally as Ike, President Ronald Reagan was affectionately called “The Gipper” , and John F. Kennedy was known as Jack or JFK.

Not every nickname, however, is a compliment and some can be downright rude and insulting. If someone should demonstrate a certain negative characteristic, a label will soon be attached to describe that person in a non-flattering1 way. Likewise a person’s dominant physical traits may lead to nicknames that are not necessarily to one’s liking or choice.

Taken from “Nicknames” from Nada’s ESL Island


1 non –flattering—неулесливий, непідлесливий

1. Why do Americans use nicknames when addressing one another?

A) Nicknames are easier to remember.

B) Americans are formal people.

C) Nicknames help to create a casual atmosphere.

D) Nicknames are never to be used in daily life.

2. When do Americans prefer to use their family names?

A) when they are working C) while in formal situations

B) when writing a business letter D) when they are in trouble

3. Which American president was known as “The Gipper”?

A) John F. Kennedy C) Ronald Reagan

B) Richard Nixon D) Franklin Roosevelt

4. In a traditional society, how could the use of one’s family name be described?

A) rude C) intimate

B) respectful D) informal

5. Which of the following is true?

A) All nicknames have a positive meaning.

B) All nicknames have a negative meaning.

C) Nicknames are never endearing.

D) Nicknames can have positive or negative meanings.

Use of English

Choose the correct answer.

1. Ann started.....when she heard the news.

A) crying B) sadness C) misery D) tears

2. The city is located on five.......

A) peak B) valley C )cliff D) hills

3. I was.....because I couldn’t find my mobile phone.

A) happy B) guilty C) worried D) glad

4. Rio de Janeiro was the capital of Brazil..... 1822 to 1960.

A) until B) in C) on D) from

5. Mickey couldn’t stand up so two men carried him off the football pitch on a… .

A) trolley B) surgery C )ambulance D) stretcher

6. We were a .....surprised when we realized the hotel didn’t serve food.

A) quite B) bit C) so D) fairly


You have two tickets for a football match. Write a phone message (not less than 35 words) to your friend. Include this information:

• invite your friend to go with you;

• state the time and the place of the match;

• suggest the time to meet your friend.


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