In the epoch of quickly changing international and home situations it is quite necessary for every human being to get up-to-date information.
Choose a lexically similar word to "up-to-date" in line 2:modern
What information do the qualities print?They print serious information in tone
What information do the tabloids print? They print stories of celebrities
What is the BBC?the main television and radio broadcasting organization in Britain
What is the main topic of the text?Mass media in Britain
What kinds of newspapers are there in Britain?national and local newspapers
When and whom by was the first radio invented?The first radio was invented by Alexander Popov in 1895
When was the first public demonstration of television in Britain?in 1926
Who was the inventor of television?John Logie Baird
Why is radio said to be convenient to listen to?Because you can drive a car simultaneously COMPUTER CRIME
In many businesses, computers have largely replaced paperwork, becau they are fast, flexible, and do not make mistakes.
Choose the correct answer:Why have computers replaced paperwork?they are fast, flexible and do not make mistakes
How do some employees use the computer's power?to get revenge secret
How many days' notice was she given?thirty days'
How much money did the head teller steal?more than one and a half million
What are the advantages of computers for companies?they are honest and never have a bad day
Who used a computer to steal money from one account to another?the head teller
Who was fired in a large insurance company?a librarian
Who were in fact most computer criminals?minor employers
Why do banks want computers to handle their business?they don't steal money
Why do you think computer criminals are hard to find?a computer cannot remember the users BRIDGE HISTORY
The earliest bridges were simple beam bridges-something like a log or plank of wood laid across a stream - a basic and simple design According to paragraph 4, which of the following statements about the rulers of the Holy Roman Empire is true?They wanted their priests to travel throughout Europe.
According to the text, the introduction of steel.caused the biggest revolution in bridge design
In paragraph 5, which of the following statements implies an idea about railroad bridges?They were impressive but not sturdy enough.
It can be inferred from the text that the function of bridge chapels was.religious
The phrasal verb "make for" in paragraph 3 is closest in meaning to.provide
The word "withstand'.resist
What can be understood about arch bridges in paragraph 2?They were sustainable and durable bridges.
Which of the following is not mentioned as a part of suspension bridge design?masterpiece
Which of the following statements would the author most probably agree with?The 19th century was marked by major revolutions in the technology of bridge building.
Why does the author mention the Eiffel Tower and the Ferris Wheel in paragraph 6?To show the importance of truss systems in the development of engineering. For Love or Money
Sports are one of the world’s largest industries, and most athletes are professionals who are well paid for their efforts.
According to the text. What do countries fight for?to hold the Olympics not only for honour but for money
How many weeks were required to spend in a training camp?four weeks
Many athletes play more for ... than for love. MONEY
What rewards could ancient Greek athletes expect?a wreath of olive leaves
What was Spiridon Loues’s occupation?a water carrier
How much money do Americans spend annually for pets?more than three billion dollars
What kind of extras do they provide their animals?clothes, jeweled collars, beds
What saved the life of the old woman?a canary
Where did ships sail safely through a dangerous channel?off the coast of New Zealand
Where did the accident with forty people take place?in Switzerland
Who spent at one time 50.000 dollars to feed her dog?a rich American woman Ethnic groups in Kazakhstan
During the decades Kazakhstan was formed as a state with a wide variety of ethnic groups with varying religions How many groups of visiting function are there in Kazakhstan?160
How many priests work in the Republic of Kazakhstan?over 60
How many religious sisters work in the republic of Kazakhstan?70
What is the largest religion practiced in the republic?Islam
When was the Decree od the Pope John-Paul II signed?1999
When were diplomatic relations between Kazakhstan and the Sacred throneestablished? 1992
Who was appointed as an apostolic nuncio?Marian Oles Britain and Britons
Of the early Britons, their life and their habits, we know little but what has been told us by the Roman writers. How were the priests of that time called?Druids
The Romans came over and ... the Britons.conquered
What clothes did the Druids wear?Long white robes.
What did the Britons get used to drink? strong drink of honey
Where did the Druids go to pray to their gods?under the great oaks
Who wrote about early life of Britons?Julius Caesar and Cornelius Tacitus Why did the Druids use the mistletoe in the places of their prayers?The Druids considered them to be holy. The life of desert animals
Since water is the basis of life, composing the greater part of the tissues of all living things, the crucial problem of desert animals is to survive... What is the topic of this passage?Animal life in a desert environment.
The word "emaciated" in line 13 is closest in meaning to.Unhealthy.
When do desert animals usually hunt?by night
"Desiccating" in line 8 means.Drying.
The word "greater" in line 1 is closest in meaning to.Larger.
The word "austere" in line 14 is closest in meaning to.Severe.
The word "they" in line 26 refers to.Plants and seeds.
What is the average temperature at the surface of the sun-baked desert?Around 150 degrees. American weddings.
There are many different kinds of weddings in the United States, reflecting the ilillerent religious.....
Do most of today’s American couples marry in religious or civil ceremonies?Religious ceremony.
Only ... can give the couple blessings to be officially married.The officiant.
Wedding is ...Colorful and interesting ceremony.
What do people do at a wedding reception?Share the joy of the bride and groom.
What do the guests throw at the bride and groom?Rice.
What do the guests throw at the bride and groom?Rice.
What happens after the groom puts the wedding ring on his bride’s finger?Kisses her.
What happens when the bride enters the church?Walks down the aisle with father.
Where does the couple go?Honeymoon.
Who cuts the cake and who takes the first bite?The couple.
Who does the bride dance with first?The groom.
Who waits for the bride at the end of the aisle?The groom.
Woman who catches the bridal bouquet is believed ...The next married.
Movies are the most popular form of entertainment for millions of Americans.
According to the text, movies are ...The most popular form of entertainment.
Hollywood is...The capital of the film industry
How much does it cost to make an average Hollywood movie?It costs $12 million to make a picture.
Is making movies a risky business? Why? It’s hard to predict what public will want to see.
The movie «Star Wars” is ...Blockbuster.
What can we learn from movie? A little more about life.
What creates conflict?Opposition.
What happens to the main character in a good movie?The main character becomes better, changes.
What kind of movies are made in Hollywood?Mysteries, comedies, musicals, love stories.
Who are some famous Hollywood stars?Charlie Chaplin, Marilyn Monroe.
Who is protagonist?Negative hero of a movie.
Why do people go to the movies?Л) To escape everyday existence.
Why do we need movie heroes?To be similar with them («get a lift”).