Английский, вар 1 (COMMUTING IS BAD FOR YOU)

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Вариант I
1. Choose the most suitable responses (a, b or c) to the questions.
1 Can I speak to Mr Zidane, please?
a Who’s calling?
b Who do you spell it?
c Who are you?
2 Does he work here?
a No, he doesn’t.
b No, he doesn’t works here.
c No, he don’t.
3 How are you?
a Nice to meet you too.
b Usually.
c Fine, thanks. And you?

2. Underline the correct word in italics. See the example.
Example: His name are / is Mike.
1 I ’m / ’s the head of Sales.
2 They are / am from Brazil.
3 He / His company produces cars.
4 I listens / listen to music to relax.
5 Do / Does she smoke?
6 How often / usually do you play tennis?

3. Complete the wh- question word. See the example.
Example: What do you have for lunch? A sandwich.
1 Wh___ time does he leave work? About 9am.
2 Wh___ do you like your job? Because it’s interesting.
3 Wh___ does she know there? A client.
4 Wh___ do you have a break? In the morning.
5 Wh___ do they work? In the city.

4. Write a reply to the e-mail below using the prompts in the box.
Here are the details of your flight. You fly in and out of Barcelona the same day, 3rd September.
Your talk is from 2.30pm to 4pm, so you could fly out from London at 9:15 in the morning
(arrive Barcelona 12:05) and then get a flight back in the evening (depart Barcelona 18:30 arrive
London 19:45).
Best wishes,

thanks / message
unfortunately / problem / flights
have / meeting / Barcelona / next day
possible / return / evening / 4th September?
let me know / soon / possible

5. Put the sections of the reading (A–F) in the correct order. Write the letters on the lines.
1 Section ___
2 Section ___
3 Section ___
4 Section ___
5 Section ___
A. Her day begins at 7.15 when the alarm goes off. But she doesn’t often get up straight away. She lies in bed and listens to the news on the radio until 7.30. She usually goes to work by bus, but she sometimes runs.
B. She leaves work around seven, but quite often goes to an evening meeting. To relax she likes seeing her friends and family, and enjoys going away at the weekend and getting out of the city. She goes to bed between 11 and midnight.
C. Jodie Lawson, Young Businessperson of the Year, is managing director of roundpeg.com, an internet-based recruitment agency.
D. Her morning always involves meetings, taking calls from clients and dealing with emails. Most days she has lunch at her desk, but sometimes she goes out with a client, or makes a lunchtime presentation. In the afternoon she is usually out of the office visiting clients.
E She likes running and finds it relaxing. It takes her about 30 to 35 minutes to get to work – about the same as the bus. When she gets to the office, she turns on the computer, reads her email, and has breakfast – a bowl of cereal.

6. Below are two e-mails, one formal and one informal. The e-mails are mixed up. Put sentences a–p into the correct order.
Formal e-mail: 1d 2___ 3___ 4___ 5___ 6___ 7 o
Informal e-mail: 1h 2___ 3___ 4___ 5___ 6___ 7___ 8___ 9 j
a I’m sending you my CV.
b I would like to apply for the post of sales representative advertised on your website.
c I thought I’d like to apply.
d Dear Mr Watts
e The job seems very interesting, and your company has a very good reputation.
f I’m young and full of energy.
g It sounds great and I’d love to work for such a cool company.
h Hi there M

Additional information

h Hi there Mr Watts.
i Please find my CV as an attachment.
j All the best
k I am a dynamic young person and I am very keen to show you that I can make the most
of any opportunity I am offered.
l I was browsing your website the other day and saw the ad for a sales rep.
m I look forward to hearing from you.
n I hope you give me an opportunity.
o Yours sincerely
p Anyway, please reply soon.

7. Complete the text below by adding the parts of sentences a to f below. Write the letters on the lines.
a they can even have fatal heart conditions as a result
b they get back for making the passengers’ lives more comfortable
c they were stressed even before they arrived at the office
d they resent this
e they travel on overcrowded trains
f they are cancelled without warning

Millions of rail passengers have health problems because (1) ___. A recent study by the Rail Passenger Council measured the heart rate and blood pressure of commuters on trains which were too small. It found that as a result of the poor conditions of their journey to work, (2) ___.
An added problem is that trains are often delayed or (2) ___. The combination of uncomfortable trains and unreliable services can cause a level of tension which is dangerous. According to some experts, regular commuters can suffer from high blood pressure, anxiety or (3) ___.
To begin with, on crowded trains passengers get angry because they have to stand. Then the train stops for 20 minutes for no reason they can see, and this adds to their frustration. To make the situation worse, their season tickets are not cheap. They pay high prices for a poor service and, logically, (4) ___.
For the rail companies it is cheaper to pay fines than to provide longer trains. Putting on an extra carriage is not profitable for a train company. It costs far more than (5) ___. Most of the companies prefer to pay a small fine for overcrowding.


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