20 ЮНИ 2014 г.

8и клас - Английски език - Външно оценяване

Read the text below. For questions 1 - 5, choose the answer (A, B or C) which
you think fits best according to the text.

Guy Fawkes and Bonfire Night
To many English children, Bonfire Night, with its fireworks and a bonfire, is one of the most exciting nights of the year. Why do people take part in such strange rituals?
In 1567 Mary, Queen of Scots, ran away to England, and her thirteen-month-old son James was crowned king of Scotland. Although his mother was a Catholic, James was brought up as a Protestant.
Years later, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, died without children, so Mary's son became king of both England and Scotland. The Catholics in England were upset that they had a Protestant king. They became especially angry when the new king made them pay heavy taxes if they did not go to Protestant church services.
As a result in 1605, a group of Catholic conspirators planned to kill the king by blowing up the House of Parliament. They put gunpowder under the rooms in the Parliament where the king and his men would meet - enough powder to destroy the building and kill everyone present. One of the conspirators, Guy Fawkes, had to blow up this huge bomb. However, he failed and was executed.
For centuries afterwards, Londoners have organized a bonfire on November 5th to mark the anniversary of this event. They even sing a special song on this occasion: “Remember, remember the fifth of November …,” they sing.
Anyway, it seemed that only half of the people hated Guy Fawkes… while the other half celebrated his rebellious spirit. They believed it’s not only our right, but our duty to fight back when a group of people try to tell the rest of us how to live our lives.

1. James became king of both England and Scotland …

2. King James was …

3. The conspirators planned to kill the king …

4. Guy Fawkes was …

5. Guy Fawkes was …

6. Read the text below. For questions 6 - 10, choose the answer (A, B or C) which
you think fits best according to the text.

A Weekend in Las Vegas
On a weekend in Las Vegas, a woman won a jackpot at a slot machine. As she was going to have dinner with her husband, she decided to leave the money in their room.
She carried her bag full of coins to the elevator. As she was about to walk into the elevator she noticed two men already there.
Both were black. One of them was big ... very big ... and scary. Her first thought was: "These two are going to rob me." Her next thought was: "Don't be a fool, they look like perfectly nice gentlemen.” But racial stereotypes are powerful, and fear paralyzed her. She stood and stared at the two men. Finally she couldn't just stand there, so with a great effort she picked up one foot and stepped forward and followed with the other foot and was on the elevator. Trying not to look at them, she turned around and faced the closing doors.
Some time passed but the elevator didn't move. She panicked. "My God", she thought, "I'm trapped and about to be robbed!" Then one of the men said, "Hit the floor." Instinct told her: Do what they tell you. She threw out her arms and went down on her knees. Her bag of coins flew upwards and the coins rained down on her.
"Take my money but don’t hurt me", she prayed. More seconds passed.
Then she heard one of the men say politely, “Madam, when I told my friend here to hit the floor I meant that he should press the elevator button for our floor in the hotel. I didn't mean for you to hit the floor." They reached down to help her up. Confused, she struggled to her feet. She was too ashamed to speak and she didn't know what to say.
The three of them collected the coins and put them back in her bag. When the elevator reached her floor, they walked her to her room and wished her a good evening. As she entered her room she could hear them laughing while they walked back to the elevator.
The next morning there were flowers in her room and the card said: "Thanks for the best laugh we've had in years." It was signed, Eddie Murphy & Michael Jordan.

6. The woman was …

7. The two men entered the elevator …

8. The woman went down on her knees because …

9. The woman didn’t say anything in the end as she was …

10. The next day the woman …

11. Read the text below. For questions 11 - 15, choose the answer (A, B or C) which
you think fits best according to the text.

"Good morning!" said Bilbo, and he meant it. The sun was shining, and the grass was very green. But Gandalf looked at him from under his long bushy eyebrows:
"What do you mean?" he said. "Do you wish me a good morning, or you mean that it is a good morning; or that you feel good this morning; or that it is a morning to be good on?"
"All of them at once," said Bilbo.
Then he took out his morning letters, and began to read, pretending to take no more notice of the old man. He wanted him to go away. But the old man did not move. He stood leaning on his stick and gazing at the hobbit without saying anything, till Bilbo got quite uncomfortable and even a little cross.
"Good morning!" he said at last. "We don't want any adventures here, thank you! You might try over The Hill or across The Water." By this he meant that the conversation was at an end.
"What a lot of things you do use Good morning for!" said Gandalf. "Now you mean that you want to get rid of me, and that it won't be good till I move off."
"Not at all, not at all, my dear sir! Let me see, I don't think I know your name?"
"Yes, yes, my dear sir - and I do know your name, Mr. Bilbo Baggins. And you do know my name, though you don't remember that I belong to it. I am Gandalf, and Gandalf means me! I will give you what you asked for."
"I beg your pardon, I haven't asked for anything!"
"Yes, you have! I’ll give it to you. In fact I will go so far as to send you on this adventure.”
"Sorry! I don't want any adventures, thank you. Not today. Good morning!”

11. Gandalf thinks that Bilbo says “Good morning!” with different meanings.

12. Bilbo was impatient to leave.

13. Gandalf knows Bilbo’s grandparents well.

14. Bilbo looks forward to the forthcoming adventure.

15. The last “Good morning” is used instead of “Goodbye” by Bilbo.


For questions 16 - 35, read the text below and decide which answer (A, B, C or
D) best fits each gap.

16. ________ he nor Mr.Whitty have ever asked Mr.White for his version of the events.

17. While she ________supper the phone rang.

18. The rocket, containing the second live space monkey, ________ into space and
brought back to Earth safely.

19. London is ________ popular tourist destination city for overseas travelers in 2013.

20. She refused ________ without him.

21. Chickens __________eat meat.

22. The main shopping areas and most of the tourist attractions __________ reached by
subway, taxi or bicycle.

23. There's ________ to worry about.

24. Dorothy opened her basket and got out ________ bread.

25. If you __________ her now, she will possibly come to your birthday party tomorrow.

26. She asks how I am, and whether I’m looking ________ myself.

27. I don’t know why he __________ the same silly mistake every time.

28. You don’t have to be afraid ________ this dog, it doesn’t bite.

29. Some ________ white powder caused the people to call the police.

30. Tell me something about yourself, and the country you come ________.

31. The dentist asked the old lady to __________ her mouth wide.

32. Yesterday my niece __________ in front of a lot of people at work.

33. It is very hot in here. Please, turn ________ the heating.

34. John is a very ________worker.

35. All the dishes are dirty. Would you do the ________.