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Lesson 9 Check your progress

1 Put the verbs in brackets in the correct tenses (active or passive).

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Of all festivals in the Chinese calendar, the New Year is without doubt the most colourful and important. It (1) (celebrate) ... on the first day of the First Moon of the lunar Calendar and so varies every year from late January to earfy February.

On New Year's Eve families (2) (get) ... together for a meal and (3) (eat) ... jiaozi, or dumplings. Children (4) (give) n. red lucky money packets by their parents to wish them luck throughout the year. At midnight fireworks (5) (light) ... up the sky, On New Year's Day, people (6) (visit)... relatives, friends and neighours to wish them peace and happiness, These traditions (7) (pass) ... down through the years - but how (8) no it all (start) ...?

The story goes that there (9) (be) ... once a beast called Niah who (10) (swallow) n. up people on earth. He (11) (terrify) n. of loud noises and the coJourred and, just in case he (12) (come)... back, the people of China (13) (put) ... up red decorations and (14) (let) On off firecrackers to scare him away, Red
(15) '.. now (consider) no a lucky colour.

The festival traditionally (16) (end) ,n on the 15th day of the lunar month with the Lantern Festival when the streets (17) (fill) .., with dragon dances. It is thought that the longer the dragon's tail, the more good he (18) (bring) 'n to the community.

Chinese New Year customs (19) (vary) ... from place to place. However the celebrations (20) (have) ... the same meaning all over the worfd - to wish for peace, good luck and happiness.


Points _/20

2 Choose the best alternative to fill in the gaps in each of the following sentences.

1 We have a t. tradition of hunting every fall.

a) long-staying
b) long-term
c) long-wearing
d) long-standing

2 This church dates ... the 13th century.

a) back to
b) behind
c) back
d) towards

3 We are... that a pupil from our school has won a prize.

a) proud
b) gifted
c) tolerant
d) sad

4 Breakfast is 'n between 7 and 9 a.m.

a) helped
b) given
c) served
d) sent

5 Give the ... to the dog.

a) leftons
b) leftafters
c) leftouts
d) leftovers

6 The meeting will be ... in the Town Hall.

a) hold
b) holding
c) held
d) holded

7 The next meeting will ... on Thursday.

a) take place
b) take part
c) take work
d) take space

8 Some people believe that only herbs can protect ... diseases.

a) against
b) from
c) for
d) of

9 The living conditions in this... country have improved slightly.

a) declining
b) reclining
c) inclining
d) declined

10 You can hardly see ceremonies of this kind in other regions of the world, This one is ....

a) strange
b) unique
c) beautiful
d) informal

                                                                                                                                                                             Points_/ 10

3 Rephrase the sentences below using may / might so that they mean the same.

1 It's possible I left my bag at school.                                     4 Perhaps Sally didn't enjoy the meal.
I...                                                                                                              Sally...

2 Perhaps, he didn't mean what he said.                                 5 He possibly hasn't left yet.
He...                                                                                                         He...

3 It's possible that Tom saw me.

                                                                                                                                                                               Points _/5
4 Read the text about an interview with an unusual cook and fill in each gap with a preposition.



David George Gordon likes bugs. He has a pet tarantula called Doris. 

For years, his wife and daughter have even grown to love the liftle pests crawling and flying (1) ... the house and garden (2) ... the Olympic Peninsula (nollYOCTpOB) near Seattle. But now Gordon has done something even his nearest and dearest find a little too much. He has brought his insects (3) ... the kitchen and put them (4) ... frying pans. In short, he has turned (5) ... a bug eater. He has renamed his kitchen the Eat-A-Bug Cafe and spent the last few months travelling (6) ... the USA to demonstrate recipes from his Cookbook. Gordon is a man of warmth and humour. Our appointment is (7) ... a picture-perfect kitchen (8) ... the northern tip (вершина) of Seattle's Capitol Hill.

"We are looking (9) ... the food olthe future," says my host, "nutribous, cheap, easy on the earth's resources and protein-rich". The scorpions are ready and my host puts a couple of them (10) ... my plate. It tastes a bit chalky; somewhere (11) ... tinned tuna and a piece d string.

"How did you first get interested (12) ... eating bugs?" I ask, poiIeIy setting the rest of my plate aside. The answer lies with his preoious research, He found that English sailors (13) ... the 18 th century t preserves (14) ... the roaches (таракан) annoying them on board. "That shocked me," he says. "Eating cockroaches (таракан) seal separates the men (15) ... the boys."

                                                                                                                                                                                 Points_/ 15

5 Crossword


1 A public enjoyment with eating, drinking, dancing and processions.
2 This bird looks like a big chicken.
3 (across) When it is carved it is scary, when it is not It is tasty.
3 (down) Children sometimes ask it when they want to leave the table.
4 There IS a tradition to kiss under this plant.
5 This holiday is celebrated in winter.
6 In this town one of the oldest universities is situated.
7 (across) Its symbol is a rabbit.
7 (down) It is decorated at Easter.
8 Nolting Hill Carnival takes place here.


O. Л. Гроза, О. Б. Дворецкая, Н. Ю. Казырбаева, В. В. Клименко, М. Л. Мичурина, Н. В. Новикова, Т. Н. Рыжкова, Е. Ю. Шалимова, Английский язык нового тысячелентия, Учебник английского языка для 10 класса общеобразовательных учреждений. — 2-е изд. — М. Титул, 2004. — 175 с, ; ил.

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