Подготовка к олимпиаде. Чтение. 7-8 класс
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Подготовка к олимпиаде. Чтение. 7-8 класс
Reading 7-8 класс.doc

 

READING

 

TASK 1

Read the text. For each question 1 – 5 mark the correct letter A, B, C or D on your answer sheet.

Lake Vinney

 

My favourite place for water sports is Lake Vinney, but it has only existed since 1975 when the valley was filled with water to provide electricity. Under the water is the village, Vinnthorpe.

Last week I talked to Pat Smithers, who runs a shop on the edge of the huge car park. She gets up early to travel to her shop to sell newspapers and food and doesn’t finish work till late because of the car park. She said drowning the village was the best thing that ever happened, as it brought a lot of business to the area, and the number of visitors from all over the country continues to increase, especially as there is a new road which means it is easier to get to.

When I asked people enjoying the water sports, they said they never thought about the drowned houses and streets. When I spoke to some people sitting in the cafѐ overlooking the lake, I was surprised to find they still get angry about what happened. They used to live in Vinnthorpe and were moved to other places in the area, among them thirty children who are now middle-aged, but they still miss the village. They say that nobody asked them what they wanted – they were told one day that everything was decided. They were separated from their friends and had to get buses to new schools instead of walking there together. It is a shame that these people lost their homes, and I hope something similar never happens again in the future. I would miss the water sports if they weren’t there, however, and I must say that I hadn’t ever thought about what was under the water until last week.

 

1. What is the writer trying to do?

A. describe what people think about the drowned village.

B. persuade people to take up water sports on Lake Vinney.

C. discuss what might happen to Lake Vinney in the future.

D. explain why people like living by Lake Vinney.

 

2. What do we learn about Pat Smithers?

A. She lives beside the lake.

B. She used to live in Vinnthorpe.

C. She often visits the area on holiday.

D. She earns her living near Lake Vinney.

 

3. What do we find out about Lake Vinney?

A. It attracts tourists from abroad.

B. There are lots of houses on the banks.

C. More people are visiting it every year.

D. Mainly local people do water sports there.

 

4. What does the writer think about Vinnthrope?

A. He agrees with Pat Smithers.

B. He feels sorry for the people who lived there.

C. He thinks it should now be forgotten.

D. He has always felt guilty about water-skiing there.

 

5. Which of these is an advert for Lake Vinney?

A.  Come to Lake Vinney and water-ski or sail. No ugly car parks, shops or cafѐs around the lake to spoil the views.

B.  Come to Vinnthorpe and stay in a hotel in the village. Enjoy the walks around the lake in complete peace and quiet.

C.  Lake Vinney is perfect for all kinds of water sports. Wonderful cafѐ by the side of the lake and plenty of car-parking space.

D.  Enjoy water-skiing on Lake Vinney, but leave time to visit the old village beside the lake – nothing has changed there for 30 years.

 

 

Transfer your answers to the answer sheet!

 

 

TASK 2

 

Read the text and fill in the missing sentences A – F into the marked spaces 6– 10. There is one sentence which you do not need to use.

 

A. this doesn’t show animals as they really are in the wild

B. as if it was jumping like a gymnast

C. that was the message behind them

D. that the animals in the pictures were still wild animals

E. that animals live very differently in different countries

F. and another had added music

 

Wildlife Art

 

Go Wild! is a touring exhibition of wildlife photos and paintings by young artists. Its last stop has been in my city and I went last week.

The pictures were produced by teenagers living in countries as far apart as Asia and Canada. There were often humans and animals working together in the pictures, and to me

(6) _________. In one painting, for example, a girl was resting her head on an elephant. Some wildlife experts say (7)_______, and I agree. But that didn’t stop the pictures being beautiful. One artist, for example, had filmed videos of animals through coloured glass (8)__________ - they worked really well.

There were also action photos. One was of a bear that had climbed up a tree in a garden in Canada and refused to come down. Wildlife experts sent the bear to sleep with a special vet’s gun – and a brilliant photographer saw a great opportunity. He took a photo showing the bear falling out of the tree, fast asleep,

onto a rubber mat on the ground, (9)_________! The bear was later returned to the wild. And there were lots more amazing pictures like that!

Another young photographer took a photo while swimming with an elephant – although she almost got kicked as a result. I was glad I didn’t know that when I first saw the picture! It reminded me (10)_________, and shouldn’t be trusted. But this photographer clearly felt the photo was worth the danger.

 

 

Transfer your answers to the answer sheet!

 

 

КЛЮЧИ

 

READING

1

A (the text reports what people think all the way through) 

all the way through)

 

(the text reports what people think

all the way throug

 

2

D (she runs a shop on the edge of the lake)

(she runs a shop on the edge of the

lake

 

3

C (the number of visitors...continues to increase)

to increase

 

(the number of visitors...continues

to increase

 

4

B (it is a shame...I hope something similar never happens again)

similar never happens again)

 

(it is a shame...I hope something

similar never happens again

 

5

C (it mentions water sports, the café and car-parking space)

and car

-

parking space)

 (it mentions water sports, the café

and car

-

parking space

 

6

C

7

A

8

F

9

B

10

D

 


READING TASK 1 Read the text

READING TASK 1 Read the text

What do we find out about Lake

What do we find out about Lake

The pictures were produced by teenagers living in countries as far apart as

The pictures were produced by teenagers living in countries as far apart as
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