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Liceul Teoretic Gheorghe Sincai

Varianta 2

TEST DE VERIFICARE A CUNOSTINTELOR


LIMBA ENGLEZA
CLASA IX- AN SCOLAR 2012-2013
Ex. 1. Put each word in brackets into a suitable verb form: 20p
Moving house
I come from a very large family, and recently my parents (1).
(decide) that they (2)..(spend) long enough living in an
overcrowded house in Birmingham. We (3).(move) to
the country, my father (4)(announce) one evening. I (5)
(sell) this house, and we (6)(live) on
a farm. So last week we (7)(load) all our possessions into
two hired vans, and for the last few days we (8)..(try) to
organize ourselves in our new home. Yesterday, for example, my three brothers and
I (9).(start) painting the downstairs rooms. Unfortunately while
I (10)..(mix) the paint, one of my sisters (11)
..(open) the door. Nobody (12)(tell) her
that we (13)in the room, you see. So instead of painting walls,
we (14)..(spend) all morning cleaning the paint off the floor. But
worse things (15)..(happen) since then. This morning when I
(16)..(wake up), water (17)..(drip)
through the ceiling next to my bed. We (18)..(spend) today so far
repairing the roof. Its not all bad news, though. The school in the village nearby
(19).(close down) two years ago, and my parents (20)
..(not find) another school yet.
Ex. 2. Complete each second sentence using the word given, so that it
has a similar meaning to the first sentence. 20p
1. Do you know how to drive this car?
Ever
Have ..this kind of
car before?
2. Its a shame we dont have a video.
Wish
I.a
video.
3. The police were following the suspects.
Were
The
suspects.p
olice.
4. We wont go out if the weather is bad.
Wont
We .the
weather is good.
5. David told me the time of the next train. What
David
told..train
left.
6. Look at those black clouds! Theres rain on the way. To
Look at those black clouds!
Its.rain.

7. Catherine refused to let me go.

Couldnt

Catherine.go.
8. Dont forget to buy some bread, Mum, said Pauline.
Reminded
Pauline .buy
some bread.
9. My parents made me study every night.
Was
I .every night by my
parents.
10.The swimming pool wasnt deep enough, so you couldnt dive into it.
Enough
The swimming pool was..to
dive into.
Ex. 3. Write one word in each gap. 15p
Your fist telescope
Many people look up at (1)..night sky and become fascinated by
the wonders of the universe. (2)..that sounds like you, then
perhaps its time you got your own telescope. Astronomy (3)..be a
great hobby and weve provided this simple guide for those of you thinking of (4)
.it up.
What if I dont have much money?
Try a pair of binoculars. You can still see a lot, as (5)as you
dont expect to see so (6).detail. Explore the Moon and the
stars- and who knows? You might (7)..discover a comet!
Remember, though, that you (8)..never look at the Sun directly
through binoculars or telescope.
What kind of telescope do I need?
Depending on what you want to do, you need to choose (9)..a
refracting and a reflecting telescope. A refracting telescope (with two lenses) is (10)
.great way of quickly (11)..your way
around heavens. As well as more stars (12)..you can imagine, there
are the planets to explore! You should have no difficulty (13)
finding Mars and even Saturn, with its fantastic rings. If you want to really explore
the universe, then you (14)..need a reflecting telescope (with a
mirror). These telescopes are much (15)at collecting light and
allow you to see things in amazing detail!
Whatever you decide, welcome to the wonderful world of astronomy.
Ex. 4. Complete each sentence with the most suitable word or phrase:
5p
1. The local..has agreed to repair the road outside your house.
A. government B. council
C. jury
D. people
2. Thanks for a great weekend! We really had a/an
A. Fun
B. good time C. enjoyment
D. hospitality
3. In order to prove Smith guilty, we must find some
A. Information
B. evidence C. knowledge
D. means
4. Grace thinks shes very.., but I dont think many people like her.
A. Famous
B. known
C. recognizable
D. popular

5. Theres a pack ofvegetables in the freezer, I think.


A. Freezing
B. frozen
C. iced
D. icy
Ex. 5. Use the words in capitals at the end of each of the following
sentences in order to form a new word that fits suitably in the blank
space. (10P)
1. Jennifer has nice memories from her.
CHILD
2. I dont think there are children that have no.
IMAGINE
3. is her new hobby.
PHOTOGRAPH
4. I cannot help feeling great.for her success.
ADMIRE
5. Be careful. That climb is quite
RISK
6. You know you can always count on my.
FRIEND
7. Eating fruit after main meals helps your
DIGEST
8. She has notranslating the letter.
DIFFCULT
9. The famous..was sold at an auction yesterday.
PAINT
10.Her.did not surprise anybody.
REACTION
KEYS:
EX. 1

14.

1. Decided
2. Had spent
3. Are going to
move/are moving
4. Announced
5. Am selling/have
sold
6. Are going to live
7. Loaded
8. Have been trying
9. Started
10.
Was mixing
21.
22.
23.
Ex 2.
1. You ever driven
2. Wish I had
3. Were being followed
by the
4. Wont go out unless
5. What time the next
6. Going to
7. Couldnt allow me
to/ couldnt let me
EX 3.
1. The
2. If
3. May/can
4. Taking

11.
Opened
12.
Had told
13.
Would be/were
going to be/were
14.
Spent
15.
Have happened
16.
Woke up
17.
Was dripping
18.
Have spent
19.
Closed down
20.
Havent found

8. Reminded her mum


to
9. Was made to study
10.
Not deep enough
11.
12.
13.

Ex. 5

5.
6.
7.
8.

Long
Much
Even
Must

17.

9. Between
10.
A
11.
Find
12.
Than
13.
In
14.
Certainly/surely
15.
Better
16.
Ex. 4
1. B
2. B
3. B
4. D

5. B
1. Childhood
2. Imagination
3. Photography
4. Admiration
5. Risky
6. Friendship
7. Digestion
8. Difficulty
9. Painting
10.
Reaction
18.