Раздел 1 Аудирование

Вы услышите 6 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего А-F и утверждениями, данными в списке 1-7. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей цифрой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу.

1. Sometimes it helps to sip on something warm to relax.
2. A deep back and shoulder massage can get rid of stress.
3. You can relieve stress by clearing your mind.
4. For severe anxiety, a doctor can prescribe a pill.
5. Theres nothing like rest and relaxation for a stress cure.
6. You may have to switch jobs in order to deal with your stress.
7. A visit to a therapist can sort out stress-related problems.

Вы услышите диалог. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений A-G соответствуют содержанию текста (1 - True), какие не соответствуют (2 - False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 - Not stated). Занесите номер выбранного Вами варианта ответа в таблицу. Вы услышите запись дважды.
A A lot of people went to Michaels photography exhibition.
В Michael has paid for lessons in photography.
С Michael is not fond of colour photography.
D Denise doesn’t know how to use the camera on her phone.
E Michael uses a camera phone to take a lot of photos.
F Michael’s mum has stopped using traditional film.
G Michael’s mum wants him to learn how to develop photos from film.
Соответствие диалогу

Вы услышите интервью. В заданиях 3-9 запишите в поле ответа цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.
3 Mark became a racing driver because ...
1) his father was also a driver.
2) his father encouraged him to do it.
3) he loved driving at a young age.
4 When did Mark first drive an actual racing car?
1) When he was a child.
2) During his later school years.
3) When he became an adult.
5 Mark says that open-wheelers ...
1) often reach 400 kilometres per hour.
2) don’t require a lot of skill to master.
3) can reach high speeds very quickly.
6 When did Mark reach top speeds in racing?
1) After a long period of practice.
2) He hasn’t reached them yet.
3) Right from the start.
7 Mark acquired most of his racing skills ...
1) from a coach who accompanied him on drives.
2) from drivers with lots of experience.
3) by learning from his own experiences
8 Who does Mark blame for poor vehicle performance?
1) The driver.
2) The mechanics.
3) The racing conditions.
9 Mark doesn’t worry about having an accident because ...
1) he never thinks about it.
2) he puts it out of his mind.
3) he thinks the risks are low

Раздел 2 Чтение

Установите соответствие между текстами А -G и заголовками 1-8. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании один заголовок лишний.
1. Grand heights 5. Grand metropolis
2. Life down below 6. Desert survival
3. Seaside living 7. Below zero living
4. The wettest settlement 8. Dense living
A. The famous island of Aruba is located in the Caribbean Sea. Its approximately 100,000 residents live mostly along the coast, although there are a few inland settlements. Compared with the rest of the Caribbean Islands, the inhabitants ol Aruba live in a considerably drier climate. The island is strewn with cactus plants, and its relatively flat compared with neighbouring land masses.
B. Although it doesn’t exist anymore, at one point Kowloon Walled City had more people living in it per square kilometre than any other city in the world. Over 30,000 people lived in the settlement, which was only the size of one city block. It was a dangerous place to live, full of health hazards and shoddy building standards. This is why the Chinese government eventually tore it down.
C. Antarctica is not a continent many people have visited, or probably ever will. Almost completelv covered in ice for the entire year, there are no towns or cities there, and the only permanent inhabitants are penguins, seals and other ocean-faring creatures. Antarctica is the coldest continent on Earth, with temperatures plummeting to almost -90 degrees Celsius in winter. Despite its icy surface, it hardly receives any rain.
D. Los Angeles may seem like a glamorous place, but its motorways are jam-packed. Still, they’re the best way to get around the city, as the underground, although improved, is not always useful, and the bus system is complicated. Thus, it’s essential to have a vehicle to get around, but to get right across the citv could take more than two hours, even driving at high speeds on the motorway.
E. The village of Mawsynram, northeast India, has a special distinction to accompany its name. It receives more rainfall than any other place in the world. On average, almost 12 metres of rain fall in Mawsynram each year. That’s metres, not inches or centimetres. The village lies amongst hills where monsoon winds from southern India converge. It’s highly recommended to bring an umbrella if you visit!
F. Believe it or not, there is life at the very bottom of the Pacific Ocean. Seven miles below the surface, it’s pitch black because no sunlight reaches that far. There is little for anything to eat down there, and temperatures are not far above freezing point. What could possibly exist down there? And yet, this is the home of many small, fish-like creatures
G. Mount Everest is generally thought to be the tallest mountain in the world, but it depends on how you measure things. If you start from the very bottom of the base of a mountain, even if it’s below the sea. then Hawaii’s Mauna Kea would qualify as the tallest. From the sea floor to its peak, it’s 10,203 metres high, compared to Mount Everest’s 8,848 metres.

Номер текстаABCDEFG
Прочитайте текст и заполните пропуски А -F частями предложений, обозначенными цифрами 1-7. Одна из частей в списке 1 -7 лишняя. Занесите цифры, обозначающие соответствующие части предложений, в таблицу.
Pavlovsk Palace
Pavlovsk Palace near St Petersburg has a remarkable story. In its over 200 years of existence, it has been ravaged by fire, A ________. But its survival of World War II is perhaps the most interesting period in its history.
The palace was built in the late 18th century on land that belonged to Catherine the Great. She had passed the land down to her son, Paul I, and his wife, Maria, upon the birth of their son, Alexander I ot Russia. Scottish architect Charles Cameron, a lover of Greek and Roman architecture, was hired to design the palace. His relationship with Catherine the Great was quite close, В ________ .
The three ol them had competing interests tor the interiors, each one disliking the others’ tastes. Eventually the palace was finished, and after Catherine the Great’s passing, Paul I made it the official royal residence. His death in 1801 meant Alexander I would become emperor, С _______ .
The palace stayed in royal hands up until the Russian Revolution, when the royal family fled the country They left the palace to Alexander Polovotsoff, a prominent museum director, who fought to have it saved as a museum. His success meant that the palace survived, D _______ .
Just before its seizure, the museum staff hurried to save the art contained in the museum. Furniture was dismantled and shipped off, E ________.
Perhaps the cleverest trick involved the statues. They were too heavy to evacuate, so the staff buried them in the gardens. They sank them three metres into the ground, F ________. They were right; after the occupation was over, the statues still remained.
1. occupied by foreign troops and nearly completely destroyed
2. and large antiquities were stored in a basement and walled up
3. but it would be seized by the Germans years later and used for military purposes
4. and he designated the house as his mother Marias official residence
5. believing the palace would best serve the country as a museum
6. but clashes would erupt between him, Paul and Maria over style issues
7. thinking the Germans wouldn't dig that deep to look for them
Прочитайте текст и выполните задания 12-18. В каждом задании запишите в поле ответа цифру 1, 2, 3 или 4, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа.
Life in Bali
Martin began his life in Bali with a massive feeling of excitement. Here he was in paradise, surrounded by palm trees, white-sand beaches and crystal dear waters as far as the eye could see. But it wasn’t long before he realised that it’s a bit different actually working in paradise as opposed to being on holiday there.
When he and some friends had visited the island for a holiday a couple of years before, he had fallen for the lifestyle hook, line and sinker. It had become his passion to find an excuse to live there extendedly. Of course, this meant he would actually have to do something while he was there to fund it all. It couldn’t be just days on end with nothing to do but lie on the beach or sit by a pool and chat about random things with the locals.
There were all sorts of fantastic opportunities he had in mind: be a yoga instructor, give kayaking lessons to tourists, give tours of the cultural centres on the island. Not only did he have the dream location in mind, but he had the dream job in his sights as well.
And of course there was the modest and traditional living accommodation he was sure he’d find, with big windows to let in the warm breeze throughout the day and a stunning ocean view. All of this a matter of steps away from the water he’d swum and surfed in as a holidaymaker.
But things rarely turn out how we want them to be, and Martin’s case was no different. Without any real qualifications in any of the vocations he’d imagined, other than being armed with a sociology degree, Martin was forced to settle for whatever he could find. He accepted the first position he could actually manage to obtain, which was at a quaint resort a little way from the busy touristy area. He would work as a drinks server for little pay and few perks, aside from being by the seaside.
And the dream house he thought would be easy to find turned out to be a little out of reach in terms of rent. He ended up being closer to the jungle than the sea. None of this was as a result of not trying; it was just going to be a while longer before Martin got all that his heart desired.
As the weeks passed by, Martin’s island life slowly filled up with minor daily annoyances that took a certain change of perspective to handle. His move to Bali wasn’t intended to be an escape-from-it-all adventure; he still very much cherished the modern conveniences in life. He had to learn to anticipate that the internet wouldn’t always be on or that getting laundry done might take hours. Power cuts, while entertaining at first, can be a real pain when you’re actually trying to accomplish something.
Eating became a real adventure as well, which Martin had got a taste of, so to speak, while he was there on holiday. He loved Indonesian food, but not all of it from every vendor was fit for consumption. Those charming power cuts meant that sometimes food had thawed, and then been refrozen. The flavour wasn’t the only thing lost in the process, if his occasional stomach aches were anything to go by.
But Martin was determined to make it work. If the inconveniences frustrated him, he reminded himself not to cry over spilt milk. He told himself that, after all, if he had got everything he wanted in the first week, he might not appreciate his achievements as much, and there was plenty to appreciate on Bali.
12 Before Martin moved to Bali, he ...
1) was very unhappy with his life in general.
2) spent some time working there to see if he would like it.
3) was only thinking of the positive aspects of life there.
4) expected life there to be full of inconveniences.
13 What did Martin think about lying on the beach and sitting by a pool?
1) It wasn’t something he’d ever be able to do. 2) It was the only thing to do in Bali.
3) It would be something he’d find very boring. 4) It would have to be an occasional thing.
14 Martin’s dream jobs were all...
1) educational. 2) sporty.
3) travel-related. 4) hospitality-related.
15 What kind of living arrangements did Martin want to secure?
1) A luxurious sort of place. 2) Anything he could find.
3) Something in a good location. 4) A modern type of place.
16 ‘This’ in ‘None of this was as a result of not trying’ in the sixth paragraph refers to ...
1) the place Martin found. 2) the results of Martin’s endeavours.
3) the island life. 4) the rent he had to pay.
17 How did Martin feel about the power being cut in the beginning?
1) It didn’t bother him very much. 2) He became really annoyed.
3) He worried about being disconnected. 4) He thought he’d get used to it.
18 What does the phrase ‘cry over spilt milk’ in the last paragraph mean?
1) Get upset about spoiled food. 2) Worry about unimportant things.
3) Imagine serious health problems. 4) Give up on dreams.

Раздел 3 Грамматика и лексика

Прочитайте приведённые ниже тексты. Преобразуйте, если необходимо, слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами 19-25, так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали содержанию текстов. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы 19-25.
The letter
19 Michelle was looking for her sister, Lynn, because the day’s post had arrived and one of the letters was for her. She found her in the living room, ______________________ LISTEN to music with her headphones on.
20 Michelle pulled Lynn’s headphones off and told her she had received a letter. ‘Oh, from ______________________ WHO ?' Lynn said aloud, even though she could have just looked at it.
21 The envelope said ‘Teen Ink’ and Lynn got very excited. She ripped open the envelope and read the letter as fast as she could without missing a word. Her article ______________________ WIN first prize in a competition, and she was going to be a published author!
Teacher’s pet
22 It seems that it would be a good idea for any student to want to be teacher’s ‘pet’, or favourite. After all, if a teacher likes you the most, that teacher ______________________ REWARD you with the most privileges in class, won’t they?
23 Strangely, though, almost no student wants this role! If they were given f the choice, they ______________________ PREFER to have a good relationship, but not too favourable.
24 Unfortunately, kids who are labelled teacher’s pet ______________________ MAKE fun of by their classmates. The other students become jealous, so they try to level things out by giving the favoured student a hard time.
25 If anyone ever calls you a teacher’s pet, don’t let it get to you. It’s nothing but positive to have a good relationship with teachers, so just be ______________________ YOU and ignore the others.

Прочитайте приведённый ниже текст. Образуйте от слов, напечатанных заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами 26-31, однокоренные слова так, чтобы они грамматически и лексически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию из группы 26-31.
St Ives
26 When the British travel in their own country for a holiday, what’s their favourite destination? This topic could lead to a ______________________ LENGTH discussion, but one place that often wins awards is St Ives.
27 St Ives is a town in Cornwall, the most south-westerly county in England. It lies on the Celtic Sea at the tip of the Cornish peninsula, and its white-sand beaches and year-round pleasant weather make it seem ______________________ TROPICS in comparison to the rest of Britain.
28 The town has a rich past, and some notable buildings date back centuries A fishermans tavern known as the Sloop Inn is believed to have been built in 1312 and has displayed the ______________________ PAINT of local artists for many years.
29 Although mostly regarded as a resort town now, St Ives was ______________________ HISTORY a fishing port, one of the largest in the area Billions of fish have been exported from the town over the years.
30 Dozens of artists make St Ives their home. They gain much ______________________ INSPIRE from looking out to the open seas or at the lovely landscaped hills on the inland side.
31 The work that the artists of St Ives do is so ______________________ IMPRESS that a Tate gallery has been founded in the town and documentaries have been made to showcase the artists’ lives.

Прочитайте текст с пропусками, обозначенными номерами 32-38. Эти номера соответствуют заданиям 32-38, в которых представлены возможные варианты ответов. Запишите в поле ответа цифру 1, 2, 3 или 4, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа.
It had been Faustos dream to live in the UK since he had visited as a child and fallen in love with it. It was so different from his 32 _______ country of Portugal, and he liked British culture and the way people spoke English.
When the opportunity to study there came up, he 33 _______ at the chance. The day had finally come to meet his host family. Having just arrived at Heathrow airport, Fausto was excited to meet them, although he was also a bit apprehensive.
But he was on an adventure, and that was to be enjoyed 34 _______ all.
He knew a few things about the family. The father, Donald Hines, worked as a computer 35 ______ which Fausto thought was really cool, and the mother, Diane, worked as a nurse in the emergancy care centre of a hospital. The couple had one son. Martin, who was the same age as Fausto.
Although he had been studying English for years, Fausto wasn’t very good at speaking the language. He had trouble 36 ______ certain words and spoke rather slowly. His reading and writing skills were excellent though, and he understood spoken English perfectly.
He hoped his lack of speaking skills wouldn’t interfere 37 ______ his communication for long.
As he exited the flight terminal, he saw Diane waiting for him with the rest of the family. She greeted him with open arms and gave him a big hug, which helped to 38 ______ Fausto’s nerves a lot!
32 1) local 2) natural 3) native 4) original
33 1) ran 2) jumped 3) hopped 4) skipped
34 1) across 2) beyond 3) over 4) above
35 1) maker 2) programmer 3) creator 4) inventor
36 1) pronouncing 2) announcing 3) voicing 4) talking
37 1) towards 2) about 3) with 4) in
38 1) stroke 2) stop 3) calm 4) silence

Раздел 4 Письмо

Для ответов на задания 39 и 40 используйте БЛАНК ОТВЕТОВ № 2. Черновые пометки можно делать прямо на листе с заданиями, или можно использовать отдельный черновик. При выполнении заданий 39 и 40 особое внимание обратите на то, что Ваши ответы будут оцениваться только по записям, сделанным в БЛАНКЕ ОТВЕТОВ № 2. Никакие записи черновика не будут учитываться экспертом. Обратите внимание также на необходимость соблюдения указанного объёма текста. Тексты недостаточного объёма, а также часть текста, превышающая требуемый объём, не оцениваются. Запишите сначала номер задания (39, 40), а затем ответ на него. Если одной стороны бланка недостаточно, Вы можете использовать другую его сторону.
You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen-friend Ryan, who writes:
We had a terrible storm last night. I thought it would never stop raining! I was wondering what the weather is like in your country? What s the worst kind of weather that you've experienced? What do you do to prepare for a really bad storm? Which part of your country has the best weather?
I've got some good news: my sister has just got a place at university.
Write a letter to Lisa.
In your letter:
• answer her questions
• ask 3 questions about her new house
Write 100-140 words.
Remember the rules of letter writing.

Comment on the following statement.

Pushing children to achieve robs them of their childhood.
What is your opinion? Do you agree with this statement?
Write 200-250 words.
Use the following plan:
• make an introduction (state the problem)
• express your personal opinion and give 2-3 reasons for your opinion
• express an opposing opinion and give 1-2 reasons for this opposing opinion
• explain why you don’t agree with the opposing opinion
• make a conclusion restating your position

Раздел 5 Говорение

Task 1

Imagine that you are preparing a project with your friend. You have found some interesting material for the presentation and you w ant to read this text to your friend. You have 1.5 minutes to read the text silently, then be ready to read it aloud. You will not have more than 1.5 minutes to read it.
A visit to the beach might mean building a sand castle. Can you imagine drawing a castle on a single grain of sand? An artist and a scientific researcher have joined forces to do just that.
The artist first used a 100-year-old device to reflect images of real castles onto paper. He then traced these images onto the paper and sent them to the researcher. The researcher used technology similar to microscopic lasers to copy each image onto a grain of sand. The process took four years of trial and error to complete. The specific type of instrument could draw an extremely thin line. In fact, the line was only a tiny fraction of the width of a human hair.
With the sand grain etched, the artist photographed the grain and enlarged the image. The technological marvel is a sight to see, and the applications for it are endless.

Task 2

Study the advertisement.
You are considering attending the course and you would like to get more information.
In 1.5 minutes you are to ask five direct questions to find out the following: 
1) the tuition fees
2) if you have to be a university student
3) materials provided
4) course location
5) afternoon and evening classes
You have 20 seconds to ask each question.


Task 3

Imagine that some years ago you took some photos. Choose one photo to present to your friend.
You will have to start speaking in 1.5 minutes and will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). In your talk remember to speak about:
• when you took the photo
• what/who is in the photo
• what is happening
• why you took the photo
• why you decided to show the picture to your friend
You have to talk continuously, starting with: I ’ve chosen photo number...

Task 4

Study the two photographs. In 1.5 minutes be ready to compare and contrast the photographs: 
• give a brief description of the photos (action, location)
• say what the pictures have in common
• say in what way the pictures are different
• say which of the meals presented in the pictures youd prefer
• explain why
You will speak for not more than 2 minutes (12-15 sentences). You have to talk continuously.