Test 29

Task 1. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B or C.
1. Mensa is...
B the clever people’s club.
2. To be invited to Mensa a person must...
C do well on a series of special tests.
3. The minimum number of points an applicant must score in tests is..
A 148.
4. Oliver didn’t get good marks at school because he...
C was shy.
5. Adragon Eastwood Demello...
B is a wonder-child.

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

English is the first language of many people in countries outside the United Kingdom.

When you (1) B meet speakers of English from around the world, you (2) D immediately notice that they do not all speak in the same way. There are also some (3) D differences in the words they use, including the names of (4) A common objects that are part of everyone’s daily life. But although pronunciation and (5) D vocabulary are not the same everywhere, it is interesting that English speakers (6) C from opposite sides of the world can understand (7) A each other easily. It does not seem to (8) C matter where they learnt the language. And of course this is one reason why speakers of other languages are keen (9) B on learning English too. If you know English, you are more (10) A likely to be able to study or work in all sorts of exciting places, such as the United States or Australia.


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