miercuri, 12 septembrie 2007



I. Complete the sentences below with an appropriate relative pronoun: (5 points)
1. The boys _________stole the sweets weren’t wearing school uniform.
2. I hate cars __________ engines break down all the time.
3. They wanted to spend more time together as they hadn’t seen _________ for a long time.
4. It had rained the night before, _________ made it impossible for them to go sunbathing.
5. She couldn’t see _________ because of the dark and she became afraid.

II. Complete the following sentences with a, an, the or no article: (6 points)
There were ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­____ man and _____ woman in front of me, waiting for the bus a well. ____ man was English, but ____ woman had a foreign look. She was wearing ___ beautiful fur coat which must have been very expensive, and she had _____ long dark hair and green eyes.

III. Choose the word which best completes each sentence: (5 points)
1. Nostradamus, one of the most famous clairvoyants of all time, began writing his ________ at about the age of 40.
a) novels b) prophecies c) memories d) stories
2. You shouldn’t eat ice cream if you have a/an _________ throat
a) allergic b) aching c)painful d) sore
3. In remote times women were often burned at the stake because they were accused of ___
a)magic b)witchcraft c)wizardry d)conjuring
4. Many people have been able to recall events from history, which suggests that ______could be possible.
a) levitation b)reincarnation c)teleportation d)clairvoyance
5. He dropped a heavy box on his right foot and now his ____ is all sore and painful.
a)finger b)toe c)thumb d)wrist

IV. Turn the following sentences into reported speech, using the reporting verbs in brackets: (5 points)
1. “My teachers don’t understand me.” (complain)
2. “Stay away from me or you’ll be sorry.” (warn)
3. “I’ll do my best to arrange a good stay for you”(promise)
4. “I saw this film when I was in France at some friends” (say)
5. “You are right. I was just pretending I was ill. (admit)

V. Put the verbs in the right tense: (15 points)
1. The teacher (enter)… the classroom when Lily (arrive)…
2. The team (not lose)… the match if Tom (not break)… his leg last week.
3. It’s late. If we (not leave…) now, we (miss)… the last train.
4. When I last (see) …him, he (live)… in London. He (tell)… me that he (think)… of emigrating to Australia.
5. I (not call)… on him just yet if I (be)… you, as I don’t think he (get)… home from work.
6. I (work)…for this company for 10 years by the time I (retire)…

VI. Use the constructions: Acc +Inf.; Nom+Inf.; -ing constructions to complete the following text: (7points)
While waiting for Julia to arrive, he was carefully looking around. (A man/ hear/ to sing)1 on the balcony above the place where he was hiding. He noticed (the girl / approach)2 the hedge. He had never seen (she/ to hurry)3. Her mother must have forbidden (she/ to leave)4 until things were settled. Mrs. Brown probably considered (she)5 insufficiently recovered (to face)6 the enmity of both her friends and her brothers. He had also been advised (to leave)7 her alone.

VII. Read the text about the Romantic movement, then using the information in the text, complete the six sentences below:(12 points)
The Romantic movement is characterised, as a whole, by the substitution of aesthetic for utilitarian standards. The earth-worm is useful, but not beautiful; the tiger is beautiful, but not useful. Darwin (who was not a Romantic) praised the earth-worm; Blake praised the tiger. In order to characterise the Romantics, it is necessary to take account, not only of the importance of aesthetic motives, but also of the change of taste which made their sense of beauty different from that of their predecessors. Of this, their preference for Gothic architecture is one of the most obvious examples. Another is their taste in scenery. The Romantics liked what was strange: ghosts, ancient decayed castles, the last melancholy descendants of once-great families, practitioners of occult sciences, pirates. The Romantics felt inspired only by what was grand, remote and terrifying. Science, of somewhat dubious sort, could be utilised if it led to something astonishing; but in the main the Middle Ages, and what was medieval in the present, pleased the Romantics best. Very often they cut loose from actuality, either past or present, altogether. The Ancient Mariner is typical in this respect. The geography of the Romantics is interesting – the places in which they are interested are remote, Asiatic, or Ancient. The Romantic movement in its essence, aimed at liberating human personality from the fetters of social conventions and social morality.
(adapted from Bertrand Russel, History of Western Philosophy)
1. For the Romantics space was interesting to the extent in which it was……………………..
2. The strange, exemplified in such things as……………………… particularly appealed to some of them.
3. With the Romantics the beautiful standards replaced………………………….
4. The time period which particularly attracted them was the ……………………..
5. The Romantics thought social life and morality………………… human personality.
6. The Romantics felt a special inclination for………………….. sciences.

VIII. Read the extract from Shakespeare’s Macbeth, then write the answers to the questions: (35 points)
Macb. So foul and fair a day I have not seen.
Ban. How far is it called to Forres? What are these,
So withered and so wild in their attire
That look not like the inhabitants of the earth,
And yet are on it? Live you? Or are you aught
That ,man may question? You seem to understand me,
By each at once her choppy finger laying
Upon her skinny lips: you should be women,
And yet your beards forbid me to interpret
That you are so.
Macb. Speak if you can: what are you?
First Witch All hail, Macbeth! Hail to thee, Thane of Cawdor!
Second Witch All hail, Macbeth! That shall be king hereafter.
Ban. Good sir, why should you start, and seem to fear
Thing that do sound so fair? In the name of truth,
Are you fantastical, or that indeed
Which outwardly you show? My noble partner
You greet with present grace and great prediction
Of noble having and of royal hope,
That seems rapt withal: to me you speak not.
If you can look into the seeds of time,
And say which grain will grow and which will not,
Speak then to me, who neither beg nor fear
Your favours nor your hate.
(Act 1, scene III )
1. Who are the characters of this scene?
2. What do they talk about?
3. How does this scene connect to the rest of the play?
4. What do the three witches stand for?
5. Discuss an important theme in the play.

Niciun comentariu:

Top  IPN  Romania Publicatii Mini-Top10 Promovare Gratuita Revista presei - Roportal Director One Director Web General Retete Culinare