Контрольная работаКонтрольная работа. Английский язык. Выполнение.
4.3. Read the following statements and decide if they are true (T) or false
1. Our faculty is thirty-five years old.
2. It is prestigious to study at our faculty.
3. The name of the first dean was Mr. Harris.
4. We entered the university four years ago.
5. Ten years ago students had the same opportunities we are having now.
6. In 1975 the faculty had only two departments: a Department of
Telecommunication Devices and a Radioengineering Department.
7. The dean’s office is on the second floor.
8. A Radioengineering faculty is the most famous faculty at the
9. Since 1998 a well-known university has been inviting five best
students of the faculty to get further education in France.
10. The authorities of the faculty are always friendly and helpful.
4.4. Read the following words and notice their pronunciation.
faculty [`fxk(q)ltI] retire [rI`taIq] theoretical [TIq`retIk(q)l]
enter [`entq] further [`fWDq] opportunity [`Opq`tjHnqtI]
knowledge [`nOlIG] result [rI`zAlt] education [`edju`keIS(q)n]
department [dI`pRtmqnt] different [`dIf(q)r(q)nt]
Past Simple Tense
Two years ago I finished school and entered the university.
Yesterday she went shopping and bought some souvenirs
for her family.
He did not (didn’t) play football yesterday.
They did not (didn’t) have lunch together last week.
I did not (didn’t) live in Italy a year ago.
Did you go shopping yesterday?
– Yes, I did. / No, I didn’t.
Did he listen to jazz yesterday?
– Yes, he did. / No, he didn’t.
What time did you come home yesterday?
– I came home at about 10 in the evening.
4.5. Write the past simple form of the following verbs.
close open receive carry study offer store use collect
miss play fix help finish stay continue start expect
4.6. Divide the following verbs into three columns.
[ t ] [ d ] [ Id ]
finished continued enjoyed started received stopped
walked wanted played stored carried offered
used opened expected studied
4.7. Write the past simple form of the following verbs.
know think say go be leave eat give lose
make read take write buy send understand have
find feel pay build cost
4.8. Find the verbs in the past simple in the text "Our Faculty”.
Time Expressions of the Past Simple Tense
last night last Sunday last week last month last year
yesterday yesterday morning yesterday afternoon
the day before yesterday ten years ago
two days ago three weeks ago in 1985 from 1987 to 1993
4.9. Complete the following sentences with the past simple form of the
verb in brackets, as in the model.
Model: – Thomas … a new computer two days ago. (buy)
– Thomas bought a new computer two days ago.
1. I … an e-mail to Mary and she … me back immediately. (send; write)
2. Last summer Terry … to France. (travel)
3. My father … the university twenty years ago. (graduate from)
4. I always drive to work but yesterday I … the bus. (take)
5. We … a great show last night. (see)
6. Henry … late yesterday so he … Geometry. (be; miss)
7. Yesterday Sue … a package from Tom. (receive)
8. Three years ago I … swimming with my friends. (go)
9. When I … in Italy, I … in a luxury hotel. (be; stay)
10. Kelly … her project a week ago. (finish)
4.10. Write the correct question for the following sentences, as
in the model.
Model: – I watched TV last night. (When)
– When did you watch TV?
1. Joe went to bed at 10.30. last evening. (When)
2. I had a nice holiday in Rome. (Where)
3. Susan bought a fashion magazine yesterday. (What)
4. It wasn’t warm in the room so the teacher closed the window. (Why)
5. Helen received grant for her research work two weeks ago. (What)
6. Lora played tennis with her group-mates an hour ago. (Who)
7. I took a shower because the weather was hot. (Why)
8. The computer cost two thousand dollars. (How much)
9. The lecture began at 9.00. o’clock today. (When)
10. She took an interesting book in the library. (What)
4.11. Make the following sentences negative, as in the model.
Model: – She answered the first question. (the second question)
– She didn’t answer the second question.
1. Peter had dinner with Dorothy. (Fiona)
2. We knew her address. (phone number)
3. I bought some flowers. (chocolates)
4. They spoke Spanish. (English)
5. Lora wrote a letter to Jeremy. (Chris)
6. Fred felt well last night. (yesterday morning)
7. Our group traveled to London. (Oxford)
8. I visited my parents on Friday. (on Sunday)
9. You saw Mr. Little at the university. (Mrs. Swanack)
10. Jack sent an e-mail to his brother. (sister)
11. They finished the course of English last month. (the course of
12. Henry told me about his plans yesterday afternoon. (yesterday morning)
4.12. Read the following answers and match the number of the
question each speaker is answering.
1. Which faculty are you studying at?
2. Who is the dean of your faculty?
3. How old is your faculty?
4. How many departments and specialties are there at the faculty?
5. How long have you been studying at the university?
6. Have you taken part in international conferences?
Speaker 1: Well, I don’t know exactly how old my faculty is. I think more than twenty
years. Yes, surely. Dr. Pet has been teaching computer science for more than twenty
years. He told us about it during the lecture.
Speaker 2: The dean of our faculty is Gregory Watson. I know, he teaches optic
electronics. He is very intelligent and helpful.
Speaker 3: No, never. I have never taken part in international conferences. One of
my group-mates has already been to Germany and Holland with his scientific reports.
I am not as clever as he is.
Speaker 4: Oh, my faculty is the best at the university. It’s the Faculty of Control
Systems. I feel really happy because I am a student!
Speaker 5: I don’t know exactly. I am sure there are three departments. But I don’t
know about specialties. Maybe eight or nine. The name of my department is the
Department of Electronic Devices. My specialty is radioelectronics.
Speaker 6: I have been studying here for two years. Now I am a third-year student.
4.13. Write 10–12 sentences about your faculty.
Mention the following things:
– the name of the faculty
– the departments of the faculty
– the specialty you are getting
– how old the faculty is
– the name of the dean
– the subjects you are having
– your future plans and wishes
4.15. Read the text "A Letter to a Penfriend” and answer the
1. Did Angela pass the last exam?
2. What mark did she get?
3. When did Angela’s parents buy her a computer?
4. Was Angela good at Mathematics and Physics at school?
5. When did Angela have an interview?
6. How long has Mr. Bright been running computer business?
7. What did Mr. Bright ask Angela about?
8. Does Angela worry about finding a job? Why? Why not?
9. What is the most important thing for Angela at the moment?
10. Is it possible to imagine a modern society without computers? Why?
A LETTER TO A PENFRIEND
I am writing to you to share my success. I have just passed my last exam with an
excellent mark and now I am free till the first of September. As I told you last time,
I was always good at Mathematics and Physics at school. My parents bought me a
computer when I was in the 11th grade. Since then I have always known that I will
become a specialist in the sphere of computer design and technology. I have never
failed the exams. I haven’t had any satisfactory marks yet.
You know that with the rapid development of economics it has become impossible to
imagine modern society without computer systems and radioelectronics. No business
is possible without computers so computer industry has already comprised almost all
the spheres of professional life. Among recent trends in the engineering sciences computerization
has become the most widespread.
A week ago I had an interview with the head of the computer firm, Mr. Bright. He
asked me a lot of questions about my exam results, my plans and wishes. Mr. Bright
has been running computer business for twelve years and now his firm is well-known
all over the town where I live.
Recently I have read several advertisements in the newspaper. They offer a lot of
vacancies in the sphere of computer design and engineering. So, there are a lot of
employment opportunities in my specialty. I don’t worry about finding a job. The
most important thing for me now is to work hard and to graduate from the university
with excellent marks and to get the Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Give my regards to Hillary and wish me luck.
Sincerely yours, Angela.
4.16. Match the following words and expressions with their
1. to imagine
2. to have an interview
a) стремительное развитие
b) возможность трудоустройства
3. an employment opportunity
4. to get the Bachelor’s degree
5. to share one’s success
6. a modern society
7. a rapid development
10. to give one’s regards
11. to wish smb. luck
12. recent trends
13. to fail an exam
d) передавать привет
e) разделять успех
f) пожелать удачи кому-либо
g) современные тенденции
i) получить степень бакалавра
j) современное общество
l) проходить (иметь) собеседование
m) провалить (не сдать) экзамен
4.17. Complete the following sentences with the expressions from the
has graduated from to imagine a head of has failed
had an interview a lot of vacancies Among recent trends
in the sphere of my business is good at good and excellent marks
1. I am going to have the Red Diploma because I have passed my exams
and credit tests with … … … … .
2. In newspaper advertisements there are … … … … in the sphere of
business and finance.
3. According to statistics, every fifth highly-qualified specialist in
computer engineering … … … the university.
4. … … … , the profession of a radioengineer has become one of the
most important ones, especially at industrial enterprises.
5. Michael … … … History and Literature so he is going to enter the
6. I have talked to some specialists and they have offered me a new
direction … … … … … … .
7. It is impossible … … the further development of the university
without taking part in some innovative programs.
8. Fred was offered a good job as a computer designer in the international
company. He … … … yesterday and was asked a lot of questions.
9. ‘Where is Susan?’ ‘She isn’t feeling well today because she … … her
10. I hope, my cousin will become … … … a big factory as he is good at
organizing people. Besides, he is very intelligent and helpful.
Present Perfect Tense
I have already done my homework.
I have not (haven’t) gone shopping yet.
Have you washed the dishes yet?
– Yes, I have. / No, I haven’t.
She has written an article for the conference.
He has watched a new film.
I have known my friends since 2001.
I have read "Gone with the Wind” three times.
4.18. Complete the following sentences with the present perfect form of
the verb in brackets, as in the model.
Model: – Kelly … no news from her parents for two weeks. (have)
– Kelly has had no news from her parents for two weeks.
1. I … Professor McKinley but I … a lot of him. (not meet; hear)
2. ‘Do your parents know what university you are going to enter?’ ‘Yes,
I … them.’ (tell)
3. Steve is taking part in the conference next week. He … a very
interesting report. (prepare)
4. Mary likes this film very much. She … it twice this month. (see)
5. Look! Somebody … the books in the room. (leave)
6. Bill is on holiday. He … to Italy with his family. (go)
7. I … to her three times this week but I … the answer yet. (e-mail; not
8. Henry … a great success in the sphere of telecommunications.
9. ‘Can I have this newspaper?’ ‘Yes, of course. I … it.’ (read)
10. Since 1998 our company … a lot of progress, so we have no
problems with the clients. (make)
4.19. Find the verbs in the present perfect in the text "A Letter to a
Time Expressions of the Present Perfect Tense
I have known Lucy for seven years.
Laura has not been to New York since 2003.
Fred has just finished his home work so he may go to bed early.
Our English teacher has already come back from London.
Has your mother arrived yet?
I have not done my laboratory work yet.
Have you read Nancy’s article in the university magazine yet?
– No, I haven’t read it so far.
Have you ever been to Germany?
– No, never.
We have heard nothing of Sam recently.
Sarah has been ill a lot lately.
They have never discussed the problem with the group-mates.
Barbara has had some new instructions from her boss this week.
4.20. Fill in for or since.
1. … the last three years 6. … I was six years old
2. … yesterday 7. … last Monday
3. … six months 8. … we moved the house
4. … breakfast time 9. … two o’clock
5. … 1998 10. … four hours
4.21. Write sentences with the time expressions from
4.22. Complete the following sentences with since or for.
1. I haven’t been to the university … June.
2. My group-mate has had a computer … three years.
3. My mother has been a doctor … twenty-five years.
4. I haven’t seen you … ages.
5. It has been extremely cold … the last week.
6. Andrew has lived in Tokyo … the last three years.
7. I have become happier … I entered the university.
8. Ann graduated from the university in 1995 but she has worked as
a shop assistant … ten years.
9. Karl has become a student of our faculty … he passed his last exam.
10. Lilly hasn’t visited her parents … three months already.
4.23. Read the interview between Angela and Mr. Bright. Which
of the following things has Angela already done?
– present a diploma project
– pass the final exams
– buy a new flat
– choose a place of work
– give some advertisements to some local newspapers
– learn English
– get married
– have some English tests
– buy a new computer
– learn German
Mr. Bright: Hello, Angela! My name is Michael Bright and I am the head of the
computer company. Every year I have interviews with the best students of the
university because I am interested in finding some creative young people for my
company. I have to ask you some questions. How long have you been living in
Angela: I’ve been living in Oxford for six years already. I am a fifth-year student now
and I have just presented my course project. I haven’t passed the final exams yet.
Mr. Bright: I liked you course project a lot. I have discovered some new ideas which
can be useful in my business. How long have you been working on the project?
Angela: Mm… I’ve been working on my project for more than half a year. I have
done my best and now I feel satisfied with the result.
Mr. Bright: Can you speak any foreign languages?
Angela: I am not from England, you know. I was born in Argentina; my parents are
still living in Buenos-Aires. But I have learnt English. I have had some English tests
and they said that my English is nearly perfect. But I have not learnt German yet.
I started the course in February and I am planning to finish it in two months’ time.
Mr. Bright: Oh, it is very important for my company as we have our brunch in
Hanover in Germany. Have you chosen a place of work yet?
Angela: No, not yet. I have already given some advertisements to local newspapers
but I have not got any suggestions yet. Still I believe that my specialty is really
popular nowadays. I hope that after some time I will get some interesting information
about international firms and companies as well as vacancies they have.
Mr. Bright: Are you married, Angela?
Angela: No, I am not. I have a boyfriend but we haven’t got married yet. Fred has just
found a new job so we are planning to get married right after I pass my exams and got
the Diploma. My parents have just bought a flat here in Oxford. They would like to
live here and see me more often. They miss me a lot. They have also bought me a new
computer as an award for my successful graduation. They feel proud of me.
Mr. Bright: Very good, Angela. I would really like to invite you to work for my
company. I hope you will have a wonderful career and I wish you luck. I will e-mail
you in June. Think about my suggestion, please. Good bye, Angela.
Angela: Good bye, Mr. Bright. Thank you for the interview.