Check your progress -7

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Lesson 9  Check your progress

1 Look through the table. What features characterise these two types of text?
Tick the appropriate column.

   Peculiar features 
    Personal letter to a newspaper     An encyclopaedia entry
  1 Use of the passive voice

  2 Informal vocabulary

  3 Longer sentences

  4 Formal vocabulary

  5 Use of personal questions

  6 Use of personal pronouns

  7 Shorter sentences

  8 Use of scientific terms

  9 Use of direct speech

                                                                                                                                                                                             Points _/9

2 A. Find the odd feature out.

. The numbers of the features characterising a text (as they are listed in ex. 1) are given in brackets.
1 Pets are chosen for various reasons. For people                                8   An alternative pet is a pet that is not the norm.
who have a disability, a pet can be used as an aid                                     They are pets that are kept in cages the majority
to make life easier, (1, 2, 4)                                                                      of the time, or just have different needs than a
2 Have you ever wondered why so many people                                          dog or a cat, (1, 3, 4, 7)
keep pets around the house? What does a pet                                     9    People that purchase alternative pets are not
mean to you? (5. 6, 8)                                                                              always aware of what they need in the way of
3 I asked my fnend Amy thIs question, (1, 6, 7)                                          care. (4, 6)
4 For many others their choice of pets is based on                               10  This often results in the "premature death of the
their living arrangements, (1, 4, 5)                                                              pet". (4, 5)
5 She says that a pet means everything to her.                                     11  Most often the pet is "bought on impulse, be-
"They are caring, sweet, and don't talk back to                                           cause of a certain trend" and after the trend is
you," she says, (1, 2, 6, 9)                                                                       over the pet IS no longer wanted. (1, 3, 4, 7)
6 According to Amy, they love you for who you are                             12     Did you know that pets could actually improve
and never judge people, (2, 6, 8)                                                                your health? Your dog can keep you well exer-
7 Those who are not allowed to have pets in their                                        cised, if you walk it regularly. (1, 2, 5, 6)
home may choose an alternative pet, such as a
reptile. (1, 4, 8, 9)


B. Put the numbers of the sentences from ex. 2A under the appropriate heading.

. The order of the sentences is preserved.

   Personal letter
      Encyclopaedia entry

3 Choose the most appropriate word for each sentence.

. Change the form or use another part of speech, if necessary.

a) Before buying a pet, I think we should _ all the problems we could come across.
b) "Dad! Will you buy me a kitten?" ""11_ it."
c) If you're _ about buying or adopting a green iguana. please examine its requirements first.
d) Please _ about it because this is not like buying furniture, this is a living animal that will depend on you for many years.
e) We _ iguana care for a year before we decided to actually go out and buy our first iguana. We read books, talked to vets, to people that had already had iguanas.
f) Exotic animals can be dangerous for their owners, Several cases of pet attacks are under _ now.
g) I took my sick puppy to the vet where he was thoroughly _.

4 The Biology teacher underlined Vasia's mistakes. Correct them.

. There is only one vocabulary mistake in each sentence.


1 Man keeps such reptiles as frogs for companionship and aesthetic pleasure.
2 Wild animals are those that have been bred to live with people for thou5and of years.
3 Sheep are carnivores.
4 Green Peace supports the commercial exploitation of wild animals.
5 There is a statistical concern that tigers and lions are too dangerous to be kept as pets.
6 People watch birds for companionship .
7 The tiger, the mouse, the elephants are animal variants.
8 Domestic animals adopt on people for food, care and medical aid.
9 A nature reserve is a place where abandoned animals are kept.

Points _/9

5 Fill in the gaps with a / the or nothing.

The cat does not seem to have been domesticated as... (t) pet until... (2) new Kingdom period (about... (3) 16'" century Be) in... (4) Egypt. This is all the more strange as... (5) ancient Egyptians had tamed many types of ... (6) animals, such as ... (7) lions, hyenas, monkeys, dogs, and Nile geese, since... (8) Old Kingdom period. But once cats were finally domesticated, their popularity was enormous, Gradually, ... (9) cat became one of ... (10) most universally worshipped animals.

                                                                                                                                                                                                               Points _/10
TOTAL _ /60


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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