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PART TWO: GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY A.

Put each verb in parentheses into an appropriate form (10 points) What a shame! I’d rather you (1. not dismiss)__________________________ like that. When I noticed the blank stare he (2. give)_____________________________ me, I (3. realize)______________ that he didn’t understand me. Would you be so kind as (4. switch off)____________________ the light when leaving? Just inside the outer layer of the earth’s atmosphere (5. be)___________________ the elements necessary to protect it from ultraviolet rays, extreme temperature and threatening foreign substances The Swedish scientist, Alfred B. Nobel, left money (6. award)___________________ to people who have done something important to help humankind. I didn’t see anyone, but I felt that I (watch)_____________________. It’s imperative that the wildlife program (8. broadcast)__________________ tomorrow. The president (9. deliver)__________________________ a speech, but in the end he (10. change) _____________________ his mind B. There are 5 mistakes in this paragraph. Find and correct them. (5 points) A recent investigation by scientists at the U.S geological survey shows that strange animal behavior might help predictable future earthquakes. Investigators found such occurrences about ten kilometers from which a fairly recent earthquake took place. Some birds did strange sounds and flew about wildly, dogs barked and ran around controllably. Scientists believe that animals can sense these environmental changes as early as several days before the disaster. In 1970 after observing animal behavior, the Chinese scientists were able to predict a terrifying earthquake. Although hundreds of people were killed, the government was able to evacuate millions of another people and thus keep the dead toll at a lower level 1. ............................................. 2. ............................................. 3. ............................................. 4. ............................................. 5. ............................................. C. Fill in each blank with one appropriate preposition. (5 points) The monk told me that the old woman had not really dies. He said that she simply passed (1)_______ her next life When we had worked (2)_____ the cost of a holiday abroad, we decided to stay at home The shop is closing down and selling (3)_____ all the stock (4)_____ reduced price BBC stands (5)_____ British Broadcasting Corporation I can pay (6)_____ the money you lent me after I have been to the bank They wouldn’t let me in the pub as I was (7)______ age We met at the hotel completely (8)______ coincide

I came (10)______ this picture .Most high school students look up (9)_______ the star player on the football team When I was looking through my papers.