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Reading test: National Parks

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Такой вид тестового задания называется  Matching (установление соответствия) и встречается в материалах ГИА и ЕГЭ.

1. Going to this place once meant danger and even death. It's the hottest place in the United States and summer temperatures there can reach 54 degrees C! Today, it is a national park and thousands of people drive there (in air-conditioned comfort, of course) to enjoy the beauty of this strange land.
There are lots of ghost towns in this place. In the 1800s people streamed here looking for gold and silver. The terrible heat combined with hard work made people leave the towns. Today, you can visit these eerie ghost towns and look inside old houses, prisons and banks to see how people lived back then.

2. The Redwood National Park in California is home to the oldest trees in the world. One of them, called General Sherman, is more than 3,000 years old. It's about 84m tall.
The Saguaro National Park in Arizona is the only place in the United States where you can find the magnificent saguaro cactus. It's one of the slowest-growing plants -it takes seventy-five years before it even grows its first branch!

3. The Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is famous for its 'cliff dwellings'. The Anasazi Indians, who lived there over a thousand years ago, built many houses, both underground and on the tops of the cliffs. For some unknown reason, the Anasazi Indians disappeared suddenly and mysteriously in 1300 AD.

4. In the Capitol Reef National Park in Utah you'll see lots of beautiful cliffs. Many of them are covered with petroglyphs (rock carvings) and pictographs (rock paintings). They were made by the Fremont Indians, who -just like the Anasazi - mysteriously disappeared in 1300 AD.

5. It is one of the true natural wonders of the world. It makes up most of the Grand Canyon National Parkand millions of tourists visit it every year.
The Grand Canyon is over 320 km long and up to 6 km deep. The top and the bottom of the canyon have very different weather and vegetation. In fact, going from the top to the bottom is somewhat like going from Canada to Mexico.
There are signs that people lived in the Grand Canyon 4,000 years ago.

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Чтение. Диагностический тест

Чтение. Диагностический тест 11 класс (демо, Москва 2012г)


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  1. Ask your parents for permission to have a party. Decide what kind of party you want and whether it will be held indoors or outdoors. Send written invitations to your friends. Tell them what kind of party you are having, at what time, where, and whether or not the guests should wear costumes. Make a list of games you would like to play. Ask your mother to help you prepare refreshments. Ice cream, cake, cookies, and lemonade are good for any party
    Party dessert
    Outdoor game
    Giving a party
    Party game
  2. Do you like Latin American dancing? Do you want to dance like you see in the films and on the stage? Do you want to feel the rhythm of the music in your body and in your soul? Do you want to meet other people who have a love for the same music as you? If you have answered “Yes” to any of these questions, join our Latin dance classes on Thursday night between seven and ten. All are welcome.
    Musical performance
    Perfect holidays
    Exciting hobby
    Giving a party
  3. Like other sweet food, chocolate helps endorphins, natural hormones, that give us the feelings of pleasure and well-being, to appear in our body. Chocolate also makes us feel good by reacting with our brains. Scientists say that some people may develop chocoholism – a dependency on chocolate. So it\'s just possible that, with every bar of chocolate, your brain changes step by step in order to make you love chocolate more and more!
    Safe sweetness
    Love of sweet from your father
    History of chocolate
    Chocolate mania
  4. Chocolate is made from the seeds of the tree Theobroma cacao. The ancient Aztecs used the beans of the cacao tree as a form of money. The Aztecs discovered that by crushing the beans into a paste and adding spices, they could make a refreshing and nourishing drink. This drink was very bitter, not like our chocolate drinks today. 16th century European explorers brought the drink back from their travels, added sugar, and soon it was popular as an expensive luxury.
    History of chocolate
    Favourite food
    Love of sweet from your father
    Chocolate mania
  5. I\'m a 24-year-old business student from Malaysia and I\'ve been going to English classes at night school for the past 5 years. I\'m writing to ask your opinion on my problem. Up to now I\'ve thought that I\'m a good student. Last month I went to Britain. Nobody could understand me and I couldn\'t understand them. What went wrong? My English teacher is very good and I always get the highest mark for my grammar test.
    English people’s mistakes
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  6. Back in the 17th and 18th centuries, many scientific works were written explaining the advantages of chocolate for medicine, and today it\'s a regular food in army rations. Chocolate could help prevent tooth decay, according to scientists at Japan\'s Osaka University. The cocoa beans from which chocolate is made have an antibacterial agent that fights tooth decay. These parts of the beans are not usually used in chocolate production, but in future they could be added back into chocolate to make it friendly for teeth.
    Friend or enemy
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    Healthy food
    Sweet tooth

    
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