Test 26

Task 1. You will hear an interview with a geologist. Listen and mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).

1. Miners were looking for crystals when they found the cave. FALSE

2. The first scientists encountered problems when they explored the cave. TRUE

3. Explorers had to wear special equipment. TRUE

4. There were beautiful flowers in the cave. FALSE

5. The future of the cave is uncertain. TRUE

Task 2. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B or C.

1. Pubs differ from cafes by...
B cozy and friendly atmosphere.

2. In most pubs ... plays the piano.
C one of the customers

3. In the pub customers...
B discuss many topics.

4. The regulars of the pubs...
A never invite each other to their places.

5. Pubs are...
C closed from 2 to 6 p.m.

Task 3. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B, C or D.

At School: Japanese students spend 240 days a year (1) D at school that is 60 days more than the average American student. The students stay (2) B in their classrooms for most of the school day while the teachers move from room to room. At the end of the day, the students (3) A have to clean the school. They sweep the classrooms and hallways, empty rubbish bins and tidy the playground.

After school clubs: Club activities (4) C take place every day after school for around two hours. In most schools, clubs can be divided into two types: sports clubs (e.g. baseball, football) and culture clubs (e.g. English, chess).

Entrance Examinations: Students have to (5) B pass exams to get into high school and university. So their success or failure in these exams can determine a student’s whole future. This is because the chance of finding a good job usually depends on (6) D which school you graduated from.

Evening Schools: In Japan around 60% of students go to evening schools to help them (7) B prepare for exams. Surprisingly, many students enjoy these extra classes because the teachers are often lively and more interesting than their high school teachers. Japanese students do around two hours of homework every day except for Sundays, when they may do as many as three hours.

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