KYRGYZ-TURKISH MANAS UNIVERSITY ENGLISH PLACEMENT TEST – 2011

ENGLISH TEST SESSION II

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Manas OSYS 2011

Fill in the proper form of the verb for questions 1-4

7. Out of the given 5 variants ( а, б, в, г, д) choose the one you think to be correct to be used before the noun and mark it. They enjoyed ____ holiday which they spent on the Volga.

1. What ___ two and two? А) to be Б) have В) be Г) am Д) are

А) the

Б) in

В) an

Г) o

Д) a

8. Fill in each gap with the proper preposition: 2. They___ a wonderful party last week. А) have Б) had В) has Г) was Д) were Promising again to call when I arrived ___ London I headed ___ the door and ___ the stairs. А) at, out, o Г) before, at, into Б) in, out, down Д) to, into, after В) into, of, up

3. You know many symphonies by Chaikovsky, ___ ? А) do you? Г) haven’t you? Б) don’t you? Д) hasn’t you? В) aren’t you? 9. Out of the given 5 variants ( а, б, в, г, д ) choose the one you think to be suitable and mark it. The ___ between Russia and Kyrgyzstan was signed. А) agree Г) agreed 4. ___ very sunny and warm today. А) This was Г) There were Б) It is В) There is Д) There are 10. Out of the given 5 variants ( а, б, в, г, д ) choose the one you think to be suitable and mark it. The ___ of David Copperfield was very unhappy. 5. Out of the given 5 variants ( а, б, в, г, д) choose the one you think to be a correct version of the given sentence changed into the negative and mark it. There are children in the classroom. А) There are no children in the classroom. Б) Their children are in the classroom. В) No children in the classroom. Г) There were no children in the classroom. Д) There is no children in the classroom. А) child Г) childhood Б) children Д) childly В) childoom Б) agreeable Д) agreement В) agreeing

11. Find the proper form of an adjective and mark it. Well, the ___ the food the ___ it tastes. А) salty – good Б) saltier- better В) saltiest - best Г) more salty - more better Д) much salty – most better

6. Out of the given 5 variants ( а, б , в , г , д ) choose the one you think to be suitable to complete the given sentence and mark it. There are too ..... people at the library now. А) a lot of Г) many Б) some Д) little В) much

12. Out of the given 5 variants ( а, б, в, г, д ) choose the one and use the correct form of a pronoun and mark it. Is there ___ who wants to see me? А) somebody Г) anything Б) somewhere Д) anywhere В) anybody

13. Out of the given 5 variants ( а, б, в, г, д) choose the one you think to be a correct version of the given sentence changed into the negative and mark it . This boy draws very well. А) This boy can draw very well. Б) Not this boy draws very well. В) This boy draws not very well. Г) This boy does not draw very well. Д) This boy will not draw very well.

18. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. Oh, your hat ................ your coat and shoes! А) breaks Б) cost В) goes Г) wears Д) matches

19. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. The treaty on cooperation between Iran and Kyrgyzstan was ............ yesterday . А) conquered Г) won Б) signed Д) tied В) competed

14. Out of the given 5 variants ( а, б, в, г, д ) choose the tense - form you think to be correct in the given sentence and mark it. I am in a hurry because I ___ my mother at 4 o’clock. А) meets Г) met Б) am going to meet Д) had met В) not meet

20. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. A tailor is one who ................... . 15. Out of the given 5 variants ( а, б, в, г, д ) choose the tense - form you think to be correct in the given sentence and mark it. The plane that you are looking at ___ to Paris. А) have gone Б) go В) went Г) is going Д) shall go 21. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. A barber is one who ............ . 16. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. These pupils must ............ the classroom . They are on duty. А) move Б) know В) like Г) clean Д) hate 22. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. 17. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. Somebody has ............... the key and we can’t open the door. А) lost Б) found В) ate Г) met Д) paid The cost of living has ............ again. А) risen Б) arisen В) raised Г) lifted Д) waste А) cooks buns В) sells things Б) does one’s hair Г) travels Д) enjoys life А) sails Б) paints В) sews Г) sells Д) drives

23. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. What’s that concert you are ..............? А) travelling В) listening to Б) listening Г) listen Д) hear

28. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) find and mark the suitable word. Cost , price ............... . А) trick Г) rebuff Б) failure В) expense Д) mystery

24. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. The workers weren’t .................. with what they were paid. А) agree В) satisfied Б) applaud Г) approved Д) young

29. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) find and mark the suitable word. Ruin , spoil ........ . А) inject Б) reject В) revolt Г) suspect Д) corrupt

30. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) find and mark the suitable word. The chairman walked confidently and quickly to the podium. А) clumsily Г) solemnly Б) carefully Д) assuredly В) slowly

25. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. We are concerned about how well he will do .............. . А) shop Г) on the exam Б) the room Д) school В) in the cinema

31. Choose and mark the synonymous verbal phrase. The leaders of the Turkic language states found out much in common in the realization of their programs. А) discovered Г) kept on Б) brought up Д) confirmed В) maintained

26. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. The old lady ...........rooms to single men. А) bought Г) rented Б) presented Д) repaired В) gave

32. Choose and mark the synonymous verbal phrase. Two belligerent countries are talking over the forthcoming summit . 27. Out of the given 5 variants (а, б, в, г, д) choose and mark the only word to make each sentence sensible. She was very ..............about whom she let stay in her house. А) afraid Г) rich Б) particular В) satisfied Д) sympathized 33. Choose and mark the synonymous verbal phrase. What is he up to? А) is ...... going to do В) is.......... throwing Д) is ........collecting Б) is ........explaining Г) is....... training А) promoting Г) discussing Б) disordered Д) changing В) submitting

34. Choose and mark the synonymous verbal phrase. This vase is superb. It costs an arm and a leg. А) is expensive Г) is frank Б) is absolute Д) is cheap В) is naive

35. Find the equivalent: Mathematics is a compulsory subject in American high school . А) easy Г) favorite Б) amusing Д) dull В) necessary

36. Find the equivalent: The once beautiful flowers in the vase withered. А) watered Г) waved Б) wilted Д) bloomed В) writhed

37. Match the word: Leave -___________ . А) give up Г) check up Б) look up Д) look for В) go away

38. Match the word: Control- _______. А) check up Г) look for Б) go away Д) look up В) give up

39.Match the word: The time between childhood and adulthood. А) age Г) youth Б) a century Д) a grown-up В) two years

40. Match the word: Any mark or thing used to mean , or point out something. А) a sign Г) an eraser Б) an object Д) a ruler В) a pencil

“Newton” (1642-1727) Newton, one of the greatest scientists of all time, was born on the 25th of December, 1642, in the little village of Woolsthorpe in Lincolnshire. His father was a farmer and had died before Newton was born. His mother was a clever woman for whom Newton retained a great love all his life. Newton's school-days were not remarkable. He studied mathematics at Cambridge and took his degree there in 1665. Then the University was closed because of the danger of plague and Newton went home for a period of eighteen months, which was the most important period, for during that time Newton, between the age of 22 and 24, made his three great discoveries: the discovery of the differential calculuses, of the nature of white light, and of the law of gravitation. These three great discoveries, which have changed the course of thought, have also influenced the course of science from that day until our days. Newton had always been interested in the problem of light. Most people have seen the colours of the rainbow reflected in a drop of dew but it was Newton who by his experiments, showed that white light is made up of these different colours. It is interesting how the idea which led to the discovery of the laws governing the forces of gravitation first came to him. Once, as he sat in his garden the fall of the apple made him think: why must that apple always descend perpendicularly to the ground? Why must it not go sidewards or upwards, but usually to the earth's centre? Certainly, the reason is that the earth draws it. An apple falling was not an unusual event, but only Newton drew from his sight the inspiration and particular demonstration which led to a great scientific discovery. By degrees he began to apply this property of gravitation to the motion of the earth and the heavenly bodies ( небесныетела ) round the sun. Newton died when he was 84, and was buried in Westminster Abbey, where his monument is today. 41. When was Newton born? А) 1630 Б) 1640 В) 1642 Г) 1662 Д) 1665

42. When did he get his degree in Mathematics? А) 1630 Б) 1632 В) 1932 Г) 1642 Д) 1665

43. Why was Cambridge University closed? А) because of the climate Б) because of the danger of plague В) because of the danger of war Г) because of the students' poor knowledge Д) because of Newton's behaviour

Д) at the age of 83 50. Where was he buried? А) in the USA В) in Hyde Park Д) Paris Б) in Westmister Abbey Г) in Red Square

“A Job in Mexico”. 44. Why were the eighteen months he spent at home a most important period? А) because he got married Б) because he took his degree В) because he didn't have to study at the University Г) because he made his three great discoveries at this time Д) because he was interested in the problem of light It happened some years ago. Two of my friends lived in a small town near Liverpool. They were out of work and were happy to agree to any job. Their names were Stevenson and Black. Stevenson was a very talented engineer, and as he had a large family and no money to live on his life was very difficult. One day when I was coming back from my office I saw Stevenson . He was going along the street with a suitcase in his hand. Stevenson had read an advertisement in a newspaper that a manufacturing plant of chemical equipment wanted an engineer. "You see, I must get that job. I have got a large family". "Why must you go to Liverpool yourself?" I asked, " it's better to send the documents by mail". "I think," Stevenson answered, "many people want to get the job and I am sure all of them will send letters. If I get there before the manager of the plant receives the letters I think I'll be able to get the job". Stevenson was right. He received the job. My other friend Black had lost three or four jobs though he was a very good clerk. I told him Stevenson's story. The story impressed him. A few days later I met Black with a suitcase in his hand. "Where are you going?" I asked him. "To Mexico", was the answer. "A bank there requires a clerk. I have sent my documents by post, but to settle the matter sooner I decided to go there myself. I remember the story you told me the other day about Stevenson". So Black went to Mexico City. But his letter had come three days earlier. When he came to the Bank and spoke to the assistant-manager, the assistantmanager said:" I am sorry to say we have already got a man. But I'll clear up the matter with the manager." And he left the office. "Yes", the manager said, "I have received a letter from a man who lives near Liverpool. His name is Black. A good young man, he suits us all right. I have sent him a telegram to come here immediately and we shall keep the job for him for 10 days". "There is a man outside", said the assistantmanager, "who wants to get this job". "But we have got this man Black and we'll wait for

45. What is white light made up of? А) different colours of the rainbow Б) numerous experiments В) the law of gravitation Г) the differential calculuses Д) his great discoveries

46. What led Newton to the discovery of the law of gravitation? А) the burning leaves in his garden Б) the flight of a bird in the sky В) the fall of the apple in his garden Г) his fall in his garden Д) a snowfall

47. Why does everything fall perpendicularly to the ground ? А) the earth draws nothing Б) the earth draws everything В) everything is heavy Г) nothing is heavy Д) the earth is the centre of the universe 48. Are there any heavenly bodies round the sun? А) I don't think so Г) yes Б) perhaps В) no Д) I don't remember

49. At what age did he die? А) at the age of 84 В) at the age of 22 Б) at the age of 24 Г) at the age of 64

him". Black had not heard the conversation between the manager and his assistant. He had to go back home. But as he had spent all his money and nobody in Mexico could help him it took him two months to get back to England. There he found the telegram which was waiting for him. 51. What were the names of the author's friends? А) Stevenson and Clinton В) Black and Dickson Д) Black and Stevenson Б) Dickson and Nickson Г) Stevenson and White

56. Did he have a job at that moment ? А) he didn't want to work Б) he didn't have any job В) he was a bank clerk Г) he worked at the plant Д) he had his vacation

57. Where was the opportunity for Mr. Black to get the job? А) at one of London's banks Б) at the plant of chemical equipment in New York В) at a bank in Mexico Г) at a post office in Washington Д) in the office in London

52. Why were they happy to agree to any job? А) because their life was not very difficult Б) because they were talented engineers В) because they were unemployed Г) because they had much to do Д) because they were hardworking

58. What happened one day to Mr. Black? А) he left for Paris. Б) he met his girl friend at the bus stop. В) he received a letter from his mother. Г) he decided to stay at home. Д) he decided to go to Mexico himself.

53. Where did Stevenson decide to get a job? А) at a manufacturing plant of chemical equipment in Liverpool Б) at a manufacturing plant of chemical equipment in Mexico В) at a manufacturing plant of chemical equipment in London Г) at a bank Д) in the office

59. Why did he leave for Mexico ? А) to get the job immediately Б) to speak to the manager himself В) because he was invited to start to work Г) to meet his classmates Д) to get married

54. What did the author tell Stevenson to do to get the job in Liverpool ? А) to sit and to wait Б) to buy a new suit В) to send the documents by mail Г) to go to Liverpool himself Д) to refuse to take the job

60. What was the result of his visit? А) they sent him the telegram informing about the reception Б) he was waiting for the job for two months В) he wasn't given the job because they didn't know him personally Г) he refused to get the job Д) he decided to find another job

55. What was Black's occupation? А) a sergeant Г) a clerk Б) a manager Д) a sailor В) a doctor

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