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PROGRESS TEST 1, October 2012, 3rd year _ A Name and surname: _______________________ Class: ____ Nzd (1) 0-24,5

Zd (2) 25-32

Db (3) 32,5-38,5

Pdb (4) 39-44,5

Points: ___ / 50

Odl (5) 45-50

Grade: ____

1. Complete the sentences using a suitable word from the box. progress unreliable faced

disastrous disaster thoughtless impolite signs remarkable

illegible knowledgeable disappointment sledges race incomprehensible

1. She still hasn’t _________________ her fear of flying. 2. The dogs were pulling the _________________ all the way to the South Pole. 3. My father is very _________________ – he’s learnt a lot from the books he’s read. 4. You aren’t making any _________________, your technique hasn’t improved since the last time I saw you. 5. The show was a _________________ – everything went wrong. 6. This _________________ landscape will always remain in my memory. 7. Being _________________ means the same as being careless or unthinking. 8. I just can’t trust you anymore and I don’t believe you’ll do what you should – you’re _________________. 9. All road _________________ should be illuminated or covered with a lightreflecting material that allows their recognition in the dark. 10. Why are you so _________________? At least try to be a little less rude. / 10 2. Explain the following words in English. 1. illegible - __________________________________________________________ 2. expedition - ________________________________________________________ 3. inflexible - _________________________________________________________ 4. employee - ________________________________________________________ 5. similarity - _________________________________________________________ 6. disappointment - ____________________________________________________ 7. to achieve - ________________________________________________________ 8. punctuality - _______________________________________________________ /8 3. Word formation – complete the sentences using a suitable form of the word in the brackets.

1. Who will win the next _____________________ (elect)? A trustworthy politician, of course. 2. My younger sister is still too _____________________ (responsible) to take care of our dog properly. 3. I’d really like to _____________________ (success) in this profession. 4. Your _____________________ (stupid) makes me laugh. 5. Our _____________________ (discuss) was about school and education. 6. She’s a well-known _____________________ (act). 7. It’s _____________________ (possible) to remember all these words! 8. A: Are you still _____________________ (employ)? B: Yes, I cannot find a job anywhere. 9. Let’s not talk about _____________________ (die) – it scares me. 10. The bad news _____________________ (sad) me because I care about you. 11. Who takes care of the _____________________ (manage) of this company? / 11 4. Complete the sentences using Present Simple, Present Continuous or Present Perfect. 1. My sister always _____________________ (study) in the afternoons. At the moment she _____________________ (learn) biology in her room and she ________ already _____________________ (do) her maths homework. 2. What _______ you _____________________ (think) about the political situation in our country? 3. A: What are you cooking? B: A soup but it _____________________ (taste) funny. 4. We _____________________ (go) to several exhibitions so far. 5. It’s so good to see you here! We _____________________ (not see) for months. 6. Can you call me back later? I _____________________ (watch) a really interesting documentary. 7. Shakira is a very famous Colombian singer. She _____________________ (record) many interesting songs. 8. _________ Lisa _____________________ (have) any brothers? Yes, one but he ___________________ (have) a birthday party now so he’s not here. 9. What ________ you _____________________ (think) about? About summer holidays. / 12

5. Reading comprehension: read the text and answer the questions. THE AGE OF EXPLORATION The Age of Exploration started in the 1400's. Europeans were desperate to get spices from Asia. Spices were used to preserve foods and keep them from spoiling. Spices, however, were expensive and dangerous to get. European rulers began to pay for explorations to find a sea route to Asia so they could get spices cheaper. Portugal was the first country that sent explorers to search for the sea route to Asia. After Bartholomew Dias and his crew made it to Africa's Cape of Good Hope, Vasco da Gama and his crew became the first to sail around Africa and through the Indian Ocean to India. Spain, however, would soon take over the lead in exploration. When Portugal refused to finance Christopher Columbus' idea to sail west to find the shortcut to the Indies, Columbus convinced the Spanish King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella to finance it. On October 12, 1492, Christopher Columbus and his crew reached the island of Hispaniola. Although Columbus believed he had reached Asia, he had actually discovered the entire continent of North America and claimed it for Spain.

Spain quickly colonized North America. Ponce de Leon discovered Florida, and the first European settlement in the New World was later established at St. Augustine. Hernando Cortes crushed the Aztec empire in Mexico and claimed it for Spain. Francisco Pizarro did the same to the Incan Empire in South America. Other explorers such as Francisco Coronado and Hernando de Soto claimed other portions of North America for Spain. Vasco Nunez de Balboa even claimed the entire Pacific Ocean for Spain. As the Spanish empire grew, explorers forced native populations into slavery and to convert to Christianity. Meanwhile, France began to explore North America. Explorations by Giovanni Verrazano and Jacques Cartier resulted in French claims of much of Canada and the north Atlantic coast. England would soon attempt to make its presence known by financing pirates such as Francis Drake to plunder Spanish settlements and steal gold from Spanish sea vessels. England also established a settlement in North Carolina in 1587. Territorial disputes and constant pirating resulted in a series of major wars between the competing nations. In 1588, the British Army defeated the vaunted Spanish Armada. The British victory proved a serious blow to Spanish influence in the New World. Although Spain still controlled much of the New World after defeat, England and France were able to accelerate their colonization. England soon established successful colonies throughout the eastern portions of the United States, and France

had colonies in Canada and the middle portions of the United States. By the mid 1700's, new territorial disputes between England and France eventually resulted in England gaining control over much of North America after the French and Indian War. English colonies flourished in North America until 1776 when the colonists declared their independence. The Revolutionary War ensued and resulted in independence for the colonists. The United States of America was formed.

Answer the questions (short answers): 1. Why was Asia important for Europeans in 1400’s? ___________________________________________________________________ 2. What country was the first to send explorers to search for a sea route to Asia? ___________________________________________________________________ 3. Who was the first explorer to sail through the Indian Ocean to India? ___________________________________________________________________ 4. What country established the first permanent European settlement in the New World? _____________________________________________________________ 5. What did explorers do to the native populations in North America? ___________________________________________________________________ 6. Did Francis Drake help Spanish explorers? _______________________________ 7. Which two countries were involved in the war in 1588? ___________________________________________________________________ 8. When did the colonists become independent? _____________________________ 9. What happened first? Circle the correct answer: 1. Ponce de Leon discovers Florida 2. Vasco Nunez de Balboa claims the Pacific Ocean for Spain 3. October 12, 1492 4. Vasco da Gama sails to India. /9

Progress test 1  
Progress test 1  

Explorers, word formation, present tenses, reading comprehension