Option number 2.
(Performed by students whose names begin
with the letters A - Z).
Section 1. Linguistic aspect
1.1. (1 x 8 points) Phonetics. Choose the words which have the vowel sound you hear in COME. Tick \u200b\u200b(√) the correct variant (s) in the boxes.
1.2. (7 x 1 points) Put in the correct articles if necessary. Write your answers (a (n), the, -) in the boxes.
a) (1) ... prices for this type of (2) ... equipment are usually high.
b) We can offer you our cars at (3) ... price of 20 $ per (4) ... unit.
As it was (5) ... trial order Rossexport found it possible to give (6) ... Buyers (7) ... 2% discount.
1.3. (8 x 2 points) Put in correct prepositions if necessary. Write your answers in the boxes.
a) We quote (1) ... our machines $ 20 (2) ... unit.
b) We have bought some carpets lately (3) ... a lower price. - Then I'm sure their quality is worse than the quality (4) ... our carpets. You will see it yourself if you come (5) ... our shop. We are open (6) ... 7 o'clock (7) ... the evening. I'm sure you'll be satisfied (8) ... the quality.
1.4. (8 x 2 points) Put in a suitable verb in the correct form, "-ing" (A) or "to ..." (B). Sometimes either form is possible. Write your answers (letters A or B) in the boxes.
1. When I have to catch a train, I'm always worried that I'll miss it. So I like (get) to the station in plenty of time.
2. Have you got a moment? I'd like (talk) to you about something.
3. Do you mind (travel) such a long way to work every day?
4. Ann loves (cook) but she hates (wash) up.
5. I can not stand people (tell) me what to do when I'm driving.
6. I do not like this house. I would hate (live) here.
7. Do you like (drive)?
8. I very much enjoy (listen) to classical music.
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1.5. (5 x 2 points) Rewrite the sentence using linking words given below. Think about its appropriate in the sentence. Write your answers in the boxes.
Both ... and and also and ... too
and ... as well as well as
We offer good quality and cheap prices.
1.6. (3 x 1 points) Match word sets with the associated categories. Write your answers (A - C) in the boxes.
1: Financial terms
4: Religion a: debt, turnover, assets, dividend
c: run several lines, project, general layout, plant
b: freshman, exact sciences, curriculum
English for Academic Purposes
2.1. (8x2 points) Written by John Henry Newman in 1852, the following passage presents Newman's idea of \u200b\u200bthe purpose and benefits of a university education.
I have said that all branches of knowledge are connected together, because the subject-matter of knowledge is intimately united in itself. Hence it is that the Sciences, into which our knowledge may be said to be cast, have multiple bearings on one another, and an internal sympathy, and admit, or rather demand, comparison and adjust¬ment. They complete, correct, and balance each other. This consideration, if well-founded, must be taken into account, not only as regards the attainment of truth, which is their common end, but as regards the influence which they excise upon those whose education consists in the study of them. I have already said, that to give undue prominence to one is to be unjust to another; to neglect or supersede these is to divert those from their proper object. It is to unsettle the boundary lines between science and science, to disturb their action, to destroy the harmony which binds them together. Such a proceeding will have a corresponding effect when introduced into a place of edu¬cation. There is no science but tells a different tale, when viewed as a portion of a whole, from what it is likely to suggest when taken by itself, without the safeguard, as I may call it, of others.