15. November 2017.

Online Test in English

About you

 

PART 1

    Where can you see these notices?

  • In this section you must choose the word which best fits each space in the text below.

  • Scotland is the north part of the island of Great Britain. the Atlantic Ocean is on the west and the North Sea on the east. Some people (6)_____ Scotland speak a different language called Gaelic. There are (7)_____ five million people in Scotland, and Edinburgh is (8)_____ most famous city. Scotland has many mountains; the highest one is called Ben Nevis. In the south of Scotland, there are a lot of sheep. A long time ago, there (9)_____ many forests, but now there are only a (10)_____.
  • Alice Guy Blache was the first female film director. She first became involved in cinema whilst working for the Gaumont Film Company in the late 1890s. This was a period of great change in the cinema and Alice was the first to use many new inventions. (11)_____ sound and colour. In 19907 Alice (12)_____ to New York where she started her own film company. She was (13)_____ successful but, when Hollywood became the centre of the film world, the best days of the independent New York film companies were (14)_____ . When Alice died in 1968, hardly anybody (15)_____ her name.
  • UFO is a short for "unidentified flying object". UFOs are popularly known as flying saucers, (16)_____ that is often the (17)_____ they are reported to be. The (18)_____ "flying saucers" were seen in 1947 by an American pilot, but experts who studied his claim decided it has been a trick of the light. Even people experienced at watching the sky, (19)_____ as pilots, report seeing UFOs. In 1978 a pilot reported a collection of UFOs off the coast of New Zealand. A television (20)_____ went up with pilot and filmed the UFOs. Scientists studying this phenomenon later discovered that in this case they were simply lights on boats out fishing.
  • In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.

 

PART 2

    In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best fits each space in the texts.

  • Nowadays, skyscrapers can be found in most major cities of the world. A building which was many (41) _____ high was first called a skyscraper in the United States at the end of the 19th century, and New York has perhaps the (42) _____ skyscraper of them all, the Empire State Building. The (43) _____ beneath the streets of New York is rock, (44) _____ enough to take the heaviest load without sinking, and is therefore well-suited to bearing the (45) _____ of tall buildings.
  • Scrabble is the world's most popular word game. For its origins, we have to go back to the 1930s in the USA, when Alfred Butts, an architect, found himself out of (46) _____ . He decided that there was a (47) _____ for a board game based on words and (48) _____ to design one. Eventually he made a (49) _____ from it, in spite of the fact that his original (50) _____ was only three cents a game.
  • In this section you must choose the word or phrase which best completes each sentence.