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NAME___________________________

TEST PAPER, 11TH GRADE

I. Open Cloze: fill in the blanks with only ONE word: 16 p
Cats of all kinds are present in the legends, religion, mythology, and history of (1) ................ different cultures. Cave
paintings created by early humans display different types of wild cats (2) .................. are now extinct, or no longer
around. Many of these great beasts saw humans as food, but were hunted by humans in return. Cats similar
(3).......... ... the ones kept as pets today started showing up in artwork thousands of years ago. For example, the
ancient Egyptians believed cats were the sacred, or special, animal of a goddess named Bast. They believed that
Bast often appeared as a cat, so many ancient Egyptians respected and honoured cats and kittens. (4) ................,
other cultures feared cats or thought that they brought illnesses and bad luck. Today, with millions kept as pets in
homes around the world, cats have become important members of many families. No one knows for sure when or
(5) ............................ cats became very popular household pets. It's possible that people noticed how cats hunted
mice and rats, (6) ............................. they set food and milk out to keep the cats near their homes. This helped to
prevent (7) ......................... many of these rodents (8) ............................ coming into homes and eating people's
food or spreading sickness.
II. Word Formation. Write the correct form of the words in brackets 20 p
UK companies have received (1)_________________(CRITIC) from a business forum for what their report refers to
as a rather narrow-minded attitude towards the dress code for office workers. This follows a case in which a male
(2) ___________________( EMPLOY) working in the post room of a large company in the United Kingdom received
a (2) __________ (SUSPEND)for wearing jeans to work. Whilst the report accepts that there is a need for people
dealing with (3) ______________(CUSTOM) to look well dressed, it questions whether employees who work behind
the scenes necessarily need to dress formally. The authors of the report made a (5) ______________ (COMPARE)
between the UK and other European nations where employers seem (6) ______________ (CONCERN) about the
need for their (7)____________(WORK) to wear smart clothes in the office. Their (8) ______________(ARGUE) is
based on research that claims workers are far more (9) ________________(PRODUCT) when they have the (10)
____________________ (FREE) to dress in a way that they feel most comfortable in.
III. Rephrase the sentences so as the meaning stays the same. Use between 3 and 6 words including the
word given: 20 p
1. This manual is too difficult for me. CONCERNED
As ........................................................................, this manual is too difficult for me.
2. Susan couldn't get to the date because of the heavy rain. PREVENTED
The heavy rain......................................................................getting to the date.
3. The deaths of almost sixty people were caused by the tornado. RESULTED
The tornado ...............................................................................almost sixty people.
4. " I wish I'd had the chance to visit Dublin", Peter said. NOT
Peter regretted .................................................................................he chance to visit Dublin.
5. Somebody is coming to repair the computer the day after tomorrow. REPAIRED
I ............................................................................. the day after tomorrow.
6. Even though he tried hard, he couldn't do anything about it. MATTER
No ................................................................................tried, he couldn't do anything about it.
7. I'm sorry I didn't go to college. WISH
I ..............................................................................................to college.
8. It was raining heavily, so I didn't go to school at all. FOR
If it ........................................................................ rain, I would have gone to school.
9. . Do you and your brother have the same looks? like
Does .................................................................... you?
10. Being rude is inexcusable. excuse
There is ............................................................... rude.

IV. Writing: for-and-against essay-choose one of the topics below and write an argumentative essay –
(150-200 words)
“Mobile phones- a blessing or a curse” / “Adolescence is the unhappiest time in most people’s lives” -
34 p

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