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ТЕСТ ДЛЯ ШКОЛЬНИКОВ8-11 КЛАССОВ
1. Jenny ….. a dog.
2. John and his friends….. very good swimmers.
3. Every morning Andrew ……. get up at 6.30 a.m.
4. Henry was very ………. during the lesson because he didn’t know where London was on the world map.
5. Smoking was not ……… in the office, so all the employees had to do it outside.
6. Even if studying seems ……… you should never give up discovering something new.
7. Last April Jane ….. to Australia to see some kangaroos there .
8. By the time Helen came home, her husband ………… any dinner yet.
9. Nick bought a lot of food because he was very ……… that day.
10. This must be ……….. puppy that Paul has ever seen.
11. We are looking forward to ……… this action movie.
12. Jenny has a pen friend. They ……… letters to each other for already two years.
13. Kevin is a good singer. He goes to karaoke bars very ……….
14. You’re running too fast. I can’t keep …… with you.
15. If I were you I would never ……… that video store!
16. If you hadn’t been driving your car so fast this terrible accident ……….
17. ……… it rained a lot we enjoyed our camping.
18. Paul highly ……… his best friend’s help.
19. We ………. for half an hour when it started to rain.
20. Jack’s car ……… of petrol and he had to look for a gas station.
21. «Has ……… eaten my breakfast?” – asked Ann.
22. “I wish you ……… so irresponsible as you are now, Carry” – her mother said.
23. The driver spoke ……… English so it was difficult to communicate with him.
24. No sooner ……… at the railway station than the train started.
25. All parents insist … schools having free Internet access.
26. Can you look ……… my cat while I’m away?
27. Pamela ………. her friends’ invitation to come to Egypt together.
28. By the time Jenny will return home her mother will ………… for the party.
29. I’m………. I’ve left my umbrella at the office.
30. I ……… be the first person to climb that rock.
1. back someone up
2. fall apart
3. count on
4. get along
5. break in
6. give away
7. take off
8. break down
9. work out
10. try out
One day, overnight, the world turned violet. Just about everything turned violet from the sky and ocean and mountains to the trees and animals and people and from the tallest skyscrapers to the tiniest ant. People sat around looking at one another wondering if they were dreaming. But nobody woke up and things stayed violet, all except for a single Blue Jay who hadn't changed color and stayed the brightest blue. Being the only thing in the world that wasn't violet, he was caught and put in a cage.
People were shocked. Some were afraid and some were amazed and a few thought it funny, because along with everyone else, the President was very violet. Whole families were violet as were teachers, movie stars, doctors, nurses, gas station attendants, the Queen of England, the President of Mozambique, taxi-drivers, everybody. They went from place to place in their violet cars and buses and rode violet bikes and sat on violet furniture and ate violet food. Even Hershey's candy bars had turned all violet as had Skittles and M&M's. Girls generally thought this yucky, but some boys thought it was pretty neat.
The smartest scientists in the world gathered to figure it out. Was something wrong with people's eyes or was it a trick of nature? They did studies and tests and analyzed and evaluated and debated and wrote article after article, but couldn't explain it. And no longer could people say they felt "blue" or were "green" with envy or had a "green" thumb. So what they said and how they said it began to change. Some people said violet was now the most important color in the world because it was everywhere. Others said that violet had no importance at all because there was too much of it. They discussed and argued, joined clubs, held debates, wrote books, and produced movies all about the issue of the importance or unimportance of the color violet.
The color of the Blue Jay became a big issue because he had such a little bit of blue and the world had such a whole lot of violet. People argued about the importance of that. Some said the Blue Jay must be a very special bird or maybe not a bird at all because he alone had kept his true color. Others said this was silly, that the Blue Jay ate bird seed and drank water and fluffed his feathers and that other than his special color he was still just a bird. It was exactly one year to the day after the world had turned violet that people awoke to find the world had turned yellow. All except the Blue Jay.
In some ways a yellow world isn't any different than a violet world. People simply said yellow instead of violet when they talked about things. Only now the Blue Jay was more important than ever because he alone had stayed the color blue and people argued about what that meant. They lined up for miles just to take a look at him. For the next two years, exactly on the day the world had turned violet and then yellow, it turned new colors: first orange and then pink. Still the Blue Jay stayed blue, causing ever greater disagreement -- until in the fifth year the whole world turned blue. The first thing people asked was what about the Blue Jay. Had he stayed blue? Yes, he was still the same color. No longer were there two colors in the world, but just one -- the color blue. And because the Blue Jay was a color like everybody and everything else people began to lose interest. Now that he was neither more nor less important crowds stopped coming and one day, six months into the year that the world had turned blue, somebody let him out of his cage and he flew off looking happy to be free.
The very next morning the world regained its rainbow of colors as if nothing had ever happened. At first this was a novelty but soon people forgot the world had once been all violet. They forgot the world had once turned yellow, then orange, then pink, and then blue. They returned to saying they felt "blue" or were "green" with envy or had a "green" thumb.But on occasion they wondered where the Blue Jay had gone and how he was doing and, most of all, if he was still the color blue and what it had all meant.
1. People were not surprised when they found out that the whole world turned violet overnight.
2. All the scientists in the world couldn’t say what was wrong with the colors.
3. All the people agreed that violet was the best color because it was everywhere.
4. The second year all the world turned green.
5. Nobody was interested in Blue Jay, because people had more important problems to solve.
6. When the world turns Blue, the bird suddenly became violet.
7. The world regained its rainbow of colors just as soon as somebody let Blue Jay out of his cage.
8. Very soon people forgot all the strange things that had happened to them.
9. On the fourth year the world turned pink.
10. Nobody has remembered Blue Jay ever since.
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