Подготовка к олимпиаде 9-11 класс. Чтение
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Подготовка к олимпиаде 9-11 класс. Чтение

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19.11.2021
Подготовка к олимпиаде 9-11 класс. Чтение
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READING

Time: 30 minutes

For items 1-15 read the texts A and B and decide whether the statements (1-15) refer to the text A (A), B (B), or both (C), or neither (D). Circle the correct option (A, B, C or D) in your answer sheet.

 

A

 

ETS[1] was founded in 1947 when the American Council on Education, the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the College Entrance Examination Board contributed their testing programs, a portion of their assets and a number of key employees to form an independent nonprofit organization under the leadership of Henry Chauncey.

 

In creating ETS, our founders brought to life a concept proposed a decade earlier by Harvard University President James Conant. Conant's belief was that a single organization devoted to educational research and assessment could make fundamental contributions to the progress of education in the United States.

 

At nonprofit ETS, we advance quality and equity in education for people worldwide by creating assessments based on rigorous research.

 

ETS develops, administers and scores more than 50 million tests annually —including the TOEFL® and TOEIC® tests, the GRE® General and Subject Tests and The Praxis Series™ assessments — in more than 180 countries, at more than 9,000 locations worldwide.

 

In addition to assessments, we conduct educational research, analysis and policy studies and develop a variety of customized services and products for teacher certification, English language learning and elementary, secondary and postsecondary education.

 

B

In the beginning, there was no SAT[2]. Students frolicked in their high school paradise without knowledge of evil.

But then the Serpent silently slithered into the high school through the hot lunch loading dock. He was the most nefarious, loathsome, malevolent, malicious, odious, insidious, cunning, beguiling, deceitful serpent who ever existed. It was because of this serpent that high school students have to learn vocabulary words like the ones in the previous sentence. This was the Evil Testing Serpent (ETS). The ETS, an unfathomably long, mighty, mucus-encrusted beastie, was determined to bring evil and pain into the paradise. So he devised a plan that would put an end to the happiness of high school students.

 

This is how his plan worked. For three hours students would have to answer an incessant string of multiple choice questions. The questions would be boring and tricky. Students who gave too many wrong answers would have miserable futures and then die. He called this hideous ordeal the Slimy and Atrocious Torture (SAT).

 

The ETS inflicted his SAT upon the oppressed masses of students for many years, and the serpent’s power increased as he drained their meager life forces. Gradually, all resistance was crushed and the tormented youth became accustomed to taking the SAT. Parents and teachers began to view the SAT as a national institution. Long, bleak years of misery appeared to lie ahead for civilization.

 

1. The ETS is an organization which is not maintained for the purpose of making profit.

2. Letter “E” in “ETS” stands for “evaluation”.

3. The goal of the ETS is to improve education in the USA.

4. The ETS is perceived as an enemy of American high school students.

5. Students’ parents see the SAT as nationally accepted and established procedure.

6. The ETS plays an important role in American education.

7. The SAT is produced by the ETS.

8. The SAT was created by James Connant.

9. The ETS operates internationally.

10. The life of American high-school students became miserable with the introduction of the SAT.

11. The SAT lasts three hours.

12. The SAT will soon be abolished.

13. The ETS is actively involved into educational studies.

14. Teachers are not satisfied with the SAT.

15. The ETS also produces materials for primary education.

 

Transfer your answers to the answer sheet!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

КЛЮЧИ

READING

1

A

2

D

3

A

4

B

5

B

6

C

7

B

8

D

9

A

10

B

11

B

12

D

13

A

14

D

15

A

 


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[1] ETS – Educational Testing Service

[2] SAT – a standardized test widely used for college admissions in the United States

READING Time: 30 minutes For items 1-15 read the texts

READING Time: 30 minutes For items 1-15 read the texts

So he devised a plan that would put an end to the happiness of high school students

So he devised a plan that would put an end to the happiness of high school students

КЛЮЧИ 1 A 2

КЛЮЧИ 1 A 2
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