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Test 9. Fill in the spaces in the following text using a suitable form of the words given at the end of the lines. Memorial Day in the USA





Honoring the dead has been a practice of many ___ (1). civil

The ancient Druids, Greeks, and Romans ___ (2) decoration

the graves of their loved ones with flowers.

In the United States, the ___ (3) have been death

honored on Memorial Day since the time of the Civil

War. In 1967 a ___ (4) of President Johnson proclaim

and a ___ (5) congressional resolution officially join

recognized Waterloo as ‘the birthplace of Memorial

Day’. And the Memorial Day is ___ (6) on observation

the last Monday of May. Each year the President of

the US issues a special Memorial Day ___ (7) which proclaim

includes a call for ___ (8) to observe the city

occasion as a day of prayer for ___ (9). peaceful

Memorial Day observances are by no means ___ (10) limit

to the big ___ (11) cemeteries. In towns and cities,

across the land, veterans’ groups, civic ___ (12), nation

family groups, and individuals decorate graves organize

with flowers or with small American flags. In many

communities there are parades. Parade ___ (13) include participate

veterans and armed forces and a lot of other

people. Memorial Day has also ___ (14) marked tradition

the ___ (15) of summer. begin

Test 10. Fill in the spaces in the following text using a suitable form of the words given at the end of the lines. This ___ (1) was built in the 1920s and became showcase for ___ (2). neighbour, architecture

Each architect had one plot on which to ___ (3) one house. In spite of this, builder

the area has a ___ (4) unified style. Look, for example, at these wonderful

houses on our left. At that time very few people lived in their owner

___ (5) apartments; those flats had no ___ (6) water, bathrooms and other run , convenient

___ (7). And here was a ___ (8) building project which attempted mass

both to show the ___ (9) styles in which apartments could be difference

built, and to improve ___ (10) conditions. live

Test 11. Fill in the spaces in the following text using a suitable form of the words given at the end of the lines. Life used to be ___ (1) for teenag ers. They used to have money to funny



spend, and ___ (2) time to spend it in. They used to wear ___ (3) freedom

clothes, and meet in coffee bars and discos. Some of them still teenager

do. But for many young people, life is harder now. Jobs are ___ (4) to find. difficulty

There’s not so much money around. Teachers say that students work ___ (5) hard

than they used to. They are ___ (6) interested in politics, little

and more interested in ___ (7) exams. They know that good exams pass

may get them ___ (8) jobs. Most young people worry more about good

money than their parents did twenty years ago. They try to spend little

___ (9) and save ___ (10). They want to be able to get many

homes of their own one day. Three quarters of ___ (11) young Britain

people do more or less what their parents did. They did their ___ (12) good

at school, find some kind of work in the end, and get married in

their early ___ (13). They get on well with their parents and twenty

enjoy their ___ (14). They eat fish and chips, watch football on live

TV, go the pub and like ___ (15). After all, if they didn’t, they read

wouldn’t be British, would they?

Test 12. Fill in the spaces in the following text using a suitable form of the words given at the end of the lines. As your children move towards ___ (1) it is ___ (2) to make depend

sure that they understand what decent values are. To importance

prevent children from becoming ___ (3) and ___ (4) you should spoil

not indulge them too much. To make sure that they grow up greed

well– ___ (5) they should be taught to be ___ (6) from an manner

early age. Children should be scolded for bad ___ (7), politeness

which will be an effective way of helping ___ (8) to distinguish behave

right from wrong. You need to reward your ___ (9) when they they

do things well to give them a sense of ___ (10) but you must child

be careful not to overdo it or they may become ___ (11). proud

You should try to make your children ___ (12) and respectful conceit

of other peoples beliefs by exposing them to ___ (13) tolerate

races and cultures. Parents should try to place great difference

___ (14) on setting a good example to their children, important

because children’s behaviour is often an ___ (15) of that imitate

of their parents.

Test 13. Fill in the spaces in the following text using a suitable form of the words given at the end of the lines. The ___ (1) of children starts as soon as they are born. Boys are educate

allowed to make more ___ (2), to play with guns and cause more noisy

trouble. Such education prepares boys for ___ (3) in the world powerful

but for little else. But all boys are ___ (4). Some boys are differen

good at ___ (5) and poetry whereas others are good at football cook

or maths. Boys aren’t just ___ (6) and rebels, ‘machos’ and conform



‘wimps’. If we can ___ (7) them that all these types are okay, assurance

it may help to reduce the ___ (8) of those boys who are the least macho. bully

Test 14. Fill in the spaces in the following text using a suitable form of the words given at the end of the lines. The ___ (1) of fingerprints reached Britain in 1901 and systematize

proved ___ (2). In 1930, Scotland Yard set up its first use

___ (3) system to enable officers to compare fingerprints found on classify

the scene of the crime with those of ___ (4) known to the crime

police. Fingerprint technology has advanced ___ (5) since then. great

Different types of powder are used to ___ (6) the impression of the strength

fingerprint before it is taken. Another ___ (7) revolutionary

has been in the way that fingerprints are identified. Today, the

first ___ (8) is done by the computer, which then produces searching

a ___ (9) of possible matches. The final ___ (10) however is select

done by police experts. identify

Test 15. Fill in the spaces in the following text using a suitable form of the words given at the end of the lines. In the past, any mother would be ___ (1) if her children were pride

round and slightly fat. Those days are gone. ___ (2) have now research

reached the ___ (3) that too much fat and sugar in children’s conclude

diets are a major factor in the ___ (4) of heart diseases and develop

other ___ (5) when they are older. However, growing children need ill

to eat a wide range of foods, and their general health could be

___ (6) by cutting out particular ones. Psychologists say that the danger

___ (7) is not to change eating habits too fast, but to do it ___ (8), solve

so that children do not lose muscle in addition to fat. Parents should care

present food a little ___ (9), spread butter thinly and avoid difference

putting sugar on the table. Children should also be ___ (10) to courage

take part in sports: this way they will be using the calories

that they have eaten.

Test 16. Fill in the spaces in the following sentences using a suitable form of the words given at the end of the lines. 1. What can we do to reduce the ___ of the atmosphere? pollute

2. The change in the climate has produced ___ floods. disaster

3. Many rare species are threatened with ___. extinct

4. Many of the gases produced by factories are ___ to our health. harm

5. Exhaust fumes have ___ effects on the environment. damage

6. Many countries must try and control the growth of the ___. populate

7. Protecting the environment is essential to our ___. survive

8. The protection of the environment is everyone’s ___. responsible

9. While some countries get richer, the ___ in others get worse. poor

10. Millions of people in the world are threatened with ___. starve

 






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