Входная диагностическая работа по английскому языку для 8-х классов.
1. Write the missing letter.
1. vol...nteer 2. j...dge 3. flight att...ndant 4. camp c...unsellor 5. s...rgeon
2. Put the words in the correct order.
3. Read the texts (1-7) and match them with the titles (A-H). There is one extra title.
A. Sports and money. B. The riskiest sports. C. The most popular sport. D. Sports at school. E. Young, sporting and rich.
F. Sporting inventions. G. The fastest-growing sports. H. Sports to stay healthy.
1. According to recent statistics, the sport that causes most injuries is rugby, and football is a close second. Despite the popularity of these games, and although we teach school children to play them, they injure more people per 1,000 than motor-racing, skiing, or scuba-diving. Of course, people do get hurt in 'adventure sports' and the most dangerous is climbing, which kills eight people a year.2. Britain does not often produce sportsmen or sportswomen who are successful in world sporting championships, but it has been good at inventing sports and writing the rules of games. Golf was first played in Scotland in the fifteenth century. Cricket was first played in England in the sixteenth century. Nineteenth-century team sports, such as football, rugby and hockey, were first played in British public schools.
3. Sport today means big business for both players and sponsors. Sporting events like the World Cup, which has a TV audience of 35 billion people, make huge amounts of money. Companies like Coca Cola and Adidas have paid more than $20 million to sponsor a sports event. They know that people all over the world will see their names and logos at the sports stadiums and on participants' clothes.
4. Children are encouraged to participate in sports at an early age. There are children's baseball, football, and basketball teams in almost every community. The rivalry between high schools and colleges in sporting events goes right through the school year from football in September to track and field in June. Cheerleaders and bands lead the supporters in rooting for their home team.
5. Many top stars make a fortune during their sporting careers. Tiger Woods, the professional golfer, is only 23 years old. He has already earned more than $5 million. He has won eight tournaments in his career so far, including the US Masters which he won in 1997. He reached the position of the world's top player in the shortest time ever - just 42 weeks. He is sponsored by Nike, the sportswear company.
6. The majority of people live in towns and cities, where space for team sports is limited. Most people take part in individual sports. They usually go walking, swimming, cycling, or do aerobics. Taking part in all these sports is informal and casual. Most people just want to relax. If they do aerobics or go swimming, they usually go to the sports centre, but not many people join a sports club.
7. Britain's national sport is football. During the football season most professional footballers play two matches every week. Many people say this is too many because the players cannot devote enough time and energy to international games. The 22 best English teams play in the Premier League, run by the Football Association. Liverpool is the most successful team and have won the most games in tournaments.
4. Read the text and mark the statements True(T), False(F), or Not Stated (NS).
Sports in Australia are very popular. In many ways Australia seems to be the sports and outdoor activity capital of the world. There's a wide range of climates on the continent, so a wide range of sports activities is available throughout the year.
Surfing is the obvious sport associated with Australia, and if you are brave enough, you can enjoy this sport all year around. Swimming is very popular, too. Australians and tourists enjoy swimming both in swimming pools, and, of course, at a large number of Australia's beaches. Other popular sports include walking, jogging, cycling and much more. It may sound surprising but Australia also offers skiing, cross-country skiing and snowboarding. The snow in Australia is real and ski resorts are popular.
Getting back to surfing, it's important to remember that anyone who wants to get into it should follow the safety rules. Surfing is a high risk sport, and sharks are not actually the main danger' Sharks are a common feature of Australian waters but fatal attacks are rare. Rips put inexperienced surfers at much greater risk. They are the cause of most tragedies at beaches.
A rip, or a rip current, is a strong current running out to sea. It forms not far from the shore. It's difficult to notice when a rip comes. It drags everything from the beach to sea. Rips are very dangerous as they can carry a weak or tired swimmer out into deep water.
To avoid or survive rip currents, surfers and swimmers should use only lifeguide protected beaches. They should never swim or surf alone. They should never enter the surf in places where swimming is prohibited. Sport is a great way to escape the stress of modern day living, but it can cause trouble if people are careless.
1. Winter sports are popular in Australia too.
2. The most surfers' deaths and injures are caused by sharks.
3. All the beaches in Australia have protection against sharks.
4. A rip is a dangerous fish that lives in Australians waters.
5. Read the text. In each question choose the correct answer A, B, C or D.
Catherine Destivelle is a rock star. She loves rock, but she can't sing or play the guitar! She is a rock climber and a big star in France and Italy. She is probably the most famous woman climber in the world because she often climbs without ropes. She climbs in many countries but most often in the French Alps near Chamonix, where she lives.
She started climbing near her home in Paris when she was five. Then, at fourteen, she joined the French Alpine Club to learn more, but immediately she climbed better and more quickly than the older members of the club. She won her first competition in Italy in 1985.
Three years ago she found a new route up the Dru Mountain near Chamonix. The climb took eleven days and for four days the snow was so heavy that she could not move. She slept and ate in a bivouac on the side of the mountain. Last year other climbers tried to follow the new Destivelle Route, but they failed. They are going to try again this year.
People always ask her this question. She says, "I climb because I'm in love with mountains. I like touching the rock and reading the face of the rock. I like it a lot. I feel comfortable and at home on the side of a mountain. I prepare well before I go, so I'm never worried."
Catherine chooses new mountains from books - like buying from a shopping catalogue! "I see a nice mountain and I go to climb it!" Her next mountain is in Pakistan. She is going there next month. "It's much bigger than the Dm, so it's going to take longer to climb. An American climber, Jeff Lowe, is coming with me to help."
1. Catherine Destivelle is good at
A) singing. B) climbing mountains. C) playing the guitar. D) dancing.
2. She is famous because she
A) often climbs without ropes. B) climbs in France and Italy. C) climbs in the French Alps. D) joined the French Alpine Club.
3. She didn't climb until she
А) was fourteen. В) moved to Chamonix. С) got interested in travelling. D) was five.
4. The climb up the Dru took
A) four days. B) three days. C) eleven days. D) a week.
5. Next month she is going to climb
A) alone. B) with the Club members. C) with an American climber. D) with her friends.
6. Choose the adjectives from the list.
Well, patient, loudly, attraction, careless, conservation, attractive, friendly,recently, suspicious, honest.
7. Circle the odd one out.
2. middle aged-old-teenager-plump
4. deforestation-thunderstorm-oil spills-global warming
8. Choose the correct question.
1. A: a. Do you have any relevant experience?
b. Are you looking for a part-time job?
B: I worked in a camp last year.
2. A: a. What was the concert like?
b. Did you enjoy the concert?
B: Not really. It was nothing special.
3. A: a. How can I help you?
b. Can I take your name?
B: I'd like to book a room, please.
4. A: a. Can you tell me what you saw?
b. Is there anything else you can tell us?
B: I don't think so.
9. Put the verbs in brackets into the correct form.
1. How often you ( to go ) to the gym?
2. She was having a bath when the phone ( to ring).
3. The thief ( to catch ) yesterday.
4. They ( to learn ) Spanish for two years now.
5. If it is nice day tomorrow, we ( to go ) sailing.
10. Сhoose a proverb that best fits the meaning of the text.
"The Ant and the Grasshopper"
One summer day a grasshopper was singing and chirping and hopping about. He was having a wonderful time. He saw an ant who was busy gathering and storing grain for the winter. "Stop and talk to me," said the grasshopper. "We can sing some songs and dance a while." "Oh no," said the ant. "Winter is coming. I am storing up food for the winter. I think you should do the same." "Oh, I can't be bothered," said the grasshopper. "Winter is a long time off. There is plenty of food." So the grasshopper continued to dance and sing and chip and the ant continued to work. When winter came the grasshopper had no food and was starving. He went to the ant's house and asked, "Can I have some wheat or maybe a few kernels of corn. Without it I will starve," whined the grasshopper. "You danced last summer," said the ants in disgust. "You can continue to dance." And they gave him no food. There is a time to work and a time to play.
a. He works best who knows his trade.
b. Make a provision for a rainy day in good time.
c. A good beginning makes a good ending.