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TEST l A

I.

Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:

When he heard a voice... 1... him, he was standing at . . .2... door of his box, with a flag in his .. .
3..., furled round its . . .4... pole. One would have thought, considering . . .5... nature of the
ground, that he . . .6... not have doubted from what quarter the . . .7... came; but instead of looking
up to . . .8... I stood on the top of the steep cutting nearly .9... his head, he turned himself...10...
and looked down the Line.
II.

Write a letter to a pen-friend recommending him/her to read a book you like.

III.

a) Translate into English:

1.

Nu voi putea sa reusesc la examene dac nu ma ajuti.

2.

As vrea s nu mai fiu asa de neindemnatic.

3.

Nici Jonathan nici Frank nu stiu de cele intmplate saptamana trecut.

4.

L-am intrebat deja de trei ori pna acum, dar nu pare s ma fi auzit.

5.

Fratele meu aranjase ca cineva s ne duc la hotel.


b)

Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means the same

as the sentence written before it:


1.

We have almost run out of sugar

There is .............................................
2.

The film was so fascinating that they couldnt help watching it to the end.

It was .............................................
3.

This book didnt impress me as much as the previous one.

I didnt think .............................................


4.

She didnt see any of them around at that time.

She denied .............................................


5.

He felt sorry he forgot about her.

He wished .............................................

TEST 2 A
1.

Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:

Tom Sponson, at fifty-three, was a ... 1... successful man. He has worked up a ...2... business,
married a charming ...3..., and built himself a good house ...4... the London suburbs that was
neither
...5... modern as to be pretentious ...6... so conventional as to be dull. He had ...7... taste. His son,
Bob, nineteen, was ...8..: well at Oxford; his daughter, April, ... 9... sixteen, who was at a good
school, had no ...10... to use make-up or to flirt.
II.

Imagine a dialogue at a wedding party where you are paying compliments to the

bride and bridegroom.


III.

a) Translate into English:

1.

Se poate s ma fi inselat dar nici unul din cei doi nu seamn cu fratele br.

2.

De abia dup ce si-a ridicat privirea si a vzut c s-a intunecat si-a dat seama de cat timp

citea.
3.

Timp de dou zile a intrebat disperat pe toat lumea ce se va intmpla cu el dac va trebui

s se mute in alt oras.


4.

N-as fi crezut dac n-as fi vzut cu ochii mei.

5.

As prefera s nu mergi singur acas la aceast or trzie.


b)

Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means the same

as the sentence written before it:


I.

He is such a smart boy that he has won all -the competitions.

The boy is .............................................


2.

The film wasnt better than the book.

The film was .............................................


3.

Lets buy some food, because the shops may be closed tomorrow.

Lets buy some food in .............................................


4.

Its almost certain that he was out of town last week.

He .............................................
5.

Will you help me with my luggage, please? she said.

She asked me if .............................................

TEST 3 A
I.

Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:.

The ... 1... were even more preoccupied - the boy.. .2... his own work and his own friends, the girl
with . . .3.... They were polite to Tom-, but if he . . .4... into the room when they were . . .5... a
friend, there was at once a . . .6... of constraint. Even if they were alone . . .7..., he perceived that
when he came . . .8... them they were slightly embarrassed, and . . .9... the subject of... 10...,
whatever it was.
II.

Write a description of your best friend considering both his/her character and

his/her appearance. (12-15 lines)


III.

a) Translate into English.

1.

Este timpul s te maturizezi.

2.

Astzi John a refuzat s ne ajute.


Nu se poate s fi fost att de nepoliticos.

3.

Ar vrea s fi putut conta pe sora ei.

4.

Nici unul dintre cei doi btrni nu a recunoscut-o.

5.

Cunostintele intr-un singur domeniu nu sunt suflciente pentru a reusi in viat.


b)

Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means the same

as the sentence written before it:


1.

She started learning English four years ago.

She has .............................................


2.

What news have you got from Jeremy? he asked.

He asked me .............................................
3.

Maybe the train was late.

The train.............................................
4.

He only behaves like that because he is upset.

He wouldnt .............................................
5.

She hasnt taken care of her cat lately, as shes been so busy.

The cat .............................................

TEST 4 A
I.

Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:

It was February, but when he ... 1... Westford he was surprised for a ...2..., to find that both its
hotels were...3.... Only the village pub, The Case Is Altered, was .. .4... open for visitors, and as he
...5... in the coffee-room, he appeared to be the only ...6..., except for a commercial traveller, one
Sims, .. .7... dignified young man who addressed him .. .8... the most formal politeness and . . .9...
a strong tendency to talk politics - politics ... 10... what he called the highest level. II.

Write a letter to politely refuse an invitation to a party.

III.

a) Translate into English:

1.

Ar fi trebuit s ajung pana cum. Trebuie s se fi intamplat ceva.

2.

Se pare c el vrea s ne dea o mn de ajutor.

3.

Nici n-a intrat bine in camera, c s-a si intins pe pat si a inceput s plng.

4.

Niciodat nu mi-a trecut asa ceva prin minte.

5.

Se spune c iernile vor fi din ce in ce mai friguroase.


b)

Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means the same as the

sentence written before it:


I.

Its quite a long time since I last saw the two of them.

I.............................................
2.

Can you bring my book back tomorrow, please? Mike asked his friend.

Mike asked his friend if.............................................


3.

Some children playing football probably broke the window.

The window .............................................


4.

She only left so early because she didnt feel well.

She wouldnt .............................................


5.

Someone should accompany her to the station.

She.............................................

TEST 5 A
I.

Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:

For years he had been hiding this knowledge, just as he ... 1... always pretended that he
enjoyed .. .2... so much as his family life. How ...3... had he boasted of the sympathetic devotion
of his wife and .4..., saying how luck he was compared with so may

.. .5..., who found

themselves ciphers in their own homes. Why, why had he gone on ...6... himself these lies, living
a .. .7... of hypocrisy? It was as if he had been drugged - or was it . . .8... that the air was so thick
with nonsense that it was . . .9... impossible for any man to see the ...10..., even the biggest, the
most obvious truth?
II.

You are on the airport and a gentleman who has missed the announcement about

the~. flight to Lisbon has asked you to inform him about it. Write a dialogue to provide him
with the necessary directions. (10-12 lines).

III. a) Translate into English:


1.

Poate se va duce in excursie dac va avea voie.

2.

S-a intamplat ca Lisa si Jim s se intlneasc chiar in acelasi loc din nou.

3.

Se luda cu lucrarea lui de parca ar fi fost ceva extraordinar.

4.

Credea c stie totul foarte bine, dar rezultatul lui a dovedit ca s-a inselat.

5.

Dac m-ai asculta, ai avea mai putine probleme dect ai avut pn acum.
b)

Finish each of the sentences in such a way that it means the same

as the sentence written before it:


1.

Its ages since Jane last wrote a letter to me.

Jane .............................................
2.

Have you ever heard about his discovery?

Can you remember .............................................


3.

How many hours do you work daily? she asked.

She asked him .............................................


4.

We have such noisy neighbours.

Our neighbours .............................................


5.

His sister helped him and so did his brother.

Both.............................................
TEST 6 A
I.

Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:

At one time people thought that Stonehenge...(1)... a Druid temple. The Druids...(2)... Celtic
religious groups who were suppressed in Great Britain soon.. (3).. .the Norman Conquest. Some
people believe that they were groups of priests.. .(4). . .others regard them as medicine-men who
practised human sacrifice and cannibalism.
...(5)... Stonehenge had existed 1,000 years before the arrival of the Druids, this. ..(6)... has been
rejected but it is possible that the Druids used it as a temple. The theory is.. .(7)... alive today by
members of group called the Most Ancient Order of Druids who perform mystic rites.. .(8)...
dawn on the summer solstice. Every year they meet at Stonehenge.. (9)... greet the first
midsummer .sunlight...( 10)... it falls on the stones and lay out symbolic elements of fire, water,
bread, salt and a rose.
II.

Being a tourist in London you have lost your way. Write a dialogue between you and

a policeman who is telling you how to find your way. (12-15 lines).
III.

a) Translate into English:

1.

El e unul dintre acei oameni care au putini bani si putini prieteni.

2.

La cteva minute dup ce a plecat trenul controlorul a intrat in compartment si ne-a cerut

biletele.
3.

Cum arata profesorul tu de francez?


E inalt si foarte slab, are parul blond si ochi albastri.

4.

Se uita la mine de un sfert de ora de parca nu m-ar recunoaste.

5.

Cnd sunt oamenii indreptatiti s schimbe guvernul?


b)

1.

If they ... us they were coming so late, we wouldnt have waited for them so long.

A. told
2.

B. had told
B. what

A. like

D. were told

C. which

D. who

My brother ... have been here yesterday, he has been away for two weeks now.

A. mustnt
4.

C. would have told

I wonder ... his new girlfriend might be like.

A. how
3.

Choose the correct version:

B. shouldnt

C. may not

D. cant

We staying indoors for a talk tonight to going out again.


B. rather

C. want

5. I consider its time you ... to behave yourself

D. prefer

A. start

B. would start C. started

D. will start
TEST 7 A

I.

Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:

In 1920, when the Pilgrim Fathers...(1).. the rocky coast of the New World, their Mother Country
had already. ..(2). . .centuries of history.. .(3). . .her. The Universities.. .(4). ..Oxford and
Cambridge.. .(5). . centuries old; Chaucer, Christopher Marlowe, Shakespeare, Ben Johnson. ..
(6)... lived and died leaving the imperishable beauty of. .(7)...work. ..(8). ..future generations.
All...(9)...England great cathedrals stood in massive majesty, linking one generation...( 1 0)...the
next.
II.

Make up a dialogue between two friends talking about their likes and dislikes. (10-

12 lines).
Ill.

a) Translate into English:

1.

As vrea s nu te duci cu ei in excursia asta. Ai att de mult de lucru in acest sfarsit de

saptman!
2.

Echipajul freca puntea atat de caraghios inct capitanul nu se putea abtine s nu rada.

3.

Desi au vzut multe furtuni pe mare, aceasta pare s fie mai infricostoare ca oricare alta.

4.

Incepu s se intunece si copilul s-a speriat foarte tare.

5.

Inainte de a porni la drum am aseptat ca ei s se intoarc


b)

1.

The librarian asked me what ... like to read.

A. would I
2.

B. were

D. I

C. had been

D. would be

B. stop

C. will stop

D. are stopping

They left ... Barcelona this week.

A. from
5.

C. do I

Id rather you ... making such a noise.

A. stopped
4.

B. I would

If only he ... more attentive when driving home last night.

A. was
3.

Choose the correct version:

B. for

C. to

D. in

There are ... good restaurants in this district; we should try somewhere else.

A. a few

B. few

C. little

D. many

TEST 8 A
I. Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:
Reiss of Frankfurt in Germany discovered in 1861 that musical sounds could be...(1)...alone on
electric wire to a much...(2)... distance than they.. .(3). . .travel without the help of electricity, but
it was not...(4). ..1876 that the first telephone cable to carry ordinary speech...(5)... invented...
(6)...Professor Graham Bell, of America.
...(7)...same year Edison invented his carbon transmitter...(8)...which Bells telephone would
have been much less useful. This instrument increased...(9)...a wonderful degree the sound sent...
(10)...the wire. It is really the microphone the magnifier of little sounds.
II.

Imagine a talk in your family about a rock concert you have recently been to. (10-12

lines).
III.

a) Translate into English:

1.

De obicei nu beau cafea, dar acum beau una pentru c am mult de lucru si vreau s stau

treaz pn tarziu.
2.

Va place Marin Preda? I-ati citit toate romanele?

3.

Cnd au vzut filmul recomandat de fratele ei cel mai mare?

4.

Mai bine te-ai plimba putin prin parc dect s te joci cu ppusile; ti-ar face bine, nu crezi?

5.

Sunt dou saptamni de cnd nu i-am vzut pe colegii mei. unde-ar putea fi?
b)

1.

He suggested ... a taxi.

A. for us to take
2.

B. learned
B. with

D. us to

C. learn

D. would learn

C. by

D. for

I usually like to visit beautiful places twice. There are ... places Id like to go to again.

A. a little
5.

C. we are to take

They were all surprised ... his unexpected appearance

A. at
4.

B. that we should take

I wish you ... how to behave yourself some day.

A. will learn
3.

Choose the correct version:

B. few

C. a few

D. little

The baby was crying; it was obvious that she didnt ... it.

A. look for

B. look after

C. look into

D. look like

TEST 9 A
I.

Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:

King Edward the Confessor first decided to... (l)... a palace beside River Thames...(2)...the 11th
century.
...(3)...successors extended the palace and...(4)...it their m residence. Gradually, Westminster...
(5)... the centre of government justice. At first, Parliament...(6)... organised by the monarch he.. .
(7)... governing the country. Over the centuries power gradually...(8)... from the monarch...(9)...
Parliament but not...(10)... few problems!
II. Write a letter to a pen-friend to let him/her know about your hobbies and collections.
(12-15 lines).
III. a) Translate into English:
1.

A plecat Ia Timisoara cu avionul de team s nlu piarda inceputul conferintei despre

poluarea mediului inconjurator.


2.

M-a intrebat unde ma duc si cnd ma intorc.

3.

Aveam de gnd sa-l intreb cum i1 cheam si cati ani are, dar deja plecase.

4.

Cnd am ajuns acas familia mea discuta cu vecinii de alturi despre noua scoal ce urma

sa se construiasc in cartier.
5.

Cnd Mihai va absolvi liceul fratele lui va fi plecat deja in Canada.


b)

I.

This furniture............................................., too much space.

A. takes in
2.

Choose the correct version:


B. takes up

C. takes over

Only after he had entered the room ............................................. that he had gone to the

wrong
place.
A. he realised
3.

B. has he realised

C. did he realise

They are said to be very rich. They must have ............................................. money on the

bank.
A. many
4.

C. a lot

The chairman and the board agreed ............................................. the same points.

A. on
5.

B. much
B. with

C. to

The crew ............................................. working hard on deck.

A. used to

B. are used to

C. usually

TEST l0 A
I. Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:
...(l)...television is one of the great British pastimes! Broadcasting ...(2)... the United Kingdom is
controlled...(3)... the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Independent Broadcasting
Authority. The BBC... (4)... its income from the government,...(5)...the private companies
controlled by IBA earn money... (6)...advertising. National radio is controlled by the BBC and
listeners.. .(7)... choose between four stations.
...(8)...are many local stations,...(9)... private and some run by the BBC. Their programmes
consist ...(10)... music and local news.
II. Write an article with the title Hooked on Rock Music (15 lines)
III.

a) Translate into English:

1.

Cu cine tot vorbesti acum in timpul meciului?

2.

Poate ca e unul dintre cei mai buni din clas la chimie dar cunostintele lui de cultur

generala sunt foarte slabe.


3.

Cinii par s fie cele mai inteligente animale, nu-i asa?

4.

Ieri, la bazin, n-am putut inota mai mult de 500 de metri, desi inot foarte bine.

5.

Maria invata limba germana de la trei ani.


b) Choose the correct version:

1. Grandpa . . .............................................bring sweets to his grandchildren and tell them stories


whenever he came to town.
A. would

B. used to

C. was used to

2. They ............................................. so much; everything had been done for them.


A. mustnt have prepared

B. neednt have prepared

C. shouldnt have prepared

3. We were completely taken ............................................. surprise and didnt know what to do or


say.
A. with

B. by

C. at

4. No sooner had the thieves seen the policemen, ............................................. they ran away.
A. that

B. when

C. than

5. He said he would get on time only if the meeting ............................................. earlier as


expected.
A. finished

B. would finish

C. is finished

TEST 11 A
L Fill in the blanks with one word suitable in the context:
The first people...( 1 )...the American continent came from Asia. They came...(2)...the Bering
Strait from Siberia to Alaska...(3)... various times when the sea level dropped. The first migration
might have been...(4)...early as 40,000 years ago. Once in America,...(5)...people migrated east
across North America and south...(6)... Central and South America. When Columbus...(7)... in the
fifteenth century, there...(8)... perhaps 10 million people in North America alone. They...
(9)...developed many kinds of societies. These were the people that Columbus called Indians,...
(10)...the mistaken belief that he had reached the East Indies.
II. You and your family are wondering about the reasons for some guests late arrival Write
a dialogue using at least three modal verbs. Underline them. (10-12 lines).
III. a) Translate into English:
I.

Ai mai auzit vreodata o asemenea prostie?

2.

Dac nu vii Ia ora 6, vom pleca far tine la teatru.

3.

Ea cItoreste rareori cu trenul. De obicei merge cu avionul acas.

4.

Printii lor au plecat devreme ca sa nu intarzie la petrecere.

5.

Ea facea orice pentru el, muncea nopti de-a rndul, far s doarma, atunci cnd avea de

terminat o Iucrare importanta.


b) Rephrase the following sentences without changing their meaning:
1. You mustnt forget to call on Mrs. Evans at 6 oclock sharp.
You must remember .............................................
2. Maybe she was right after all!
He admitted she.............................................
3. She only refused because she didnt know what it was all about.
If she.............................................
4. You cant trust people who have lied once.
People.............................................
5. I cant wait to see you next month!
I look forward.............................................

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