Read the text and do tasks 1-3.

(1) Domestic culture flourished in estates near Moscow. (2) (…) they were called “Russian Parnassus”. (3) For example, Abramtsevo and Muranovo with their picturesque surroundings, which glorified Vasnetsov and Korovin, Vrubel and Ostroukhov, Polenov and Nesterov, Levitan and Yakunchikova, entered the history of Russian fine art forever.

1. Which of the following sentences correctly conveys the MAIN information contained in the text?

1. The estates of Abramtsevo and Muranovo near Moscow with their picturesque surroundings were rightly called the “Russian Parnassus”.

2. National culture was glorified by recognized masters of pictorial art: Vasnetsov and Korovin, Vrubel and Ostroukhov, Polenov and Nesterov, Levitan and Yakunchikova.

3. The picturesque surroundings of Muranov and Abramtsevo were glorified by Vasnetsov and Korovin, Vrubel and Ostroukhov, Polenov and Nesterov, Levitan and Yakunchikov, whose names entered the history of Russian painting forever.

4. Estates near Moscow, such as Abramtsevo and Kuskovo, were called “Russian Parnassus”, since it was here that Russian culture flourished.

5. Vasnetsov and Korovin, Vrubel and Ostroukhov, Polenov and Nesterov, Levitan and Yakunchikova glorified Muranovo and Abramtsevo, in which, as in other estates near Moscow, domestic culture was born and developed.

2. Which of the following words (combinations of words) should be in place of the gap in the second (2) sentence of the text? Write down this word (combination of words).

1. Because 2. For example, 3. However 4. Therefore 5. Despite this

3. Read the fragment of the dictionary entry, which gives the meaning of the word HISTORY. Determine the meaning in which this word is used in the third (3) sentence of the text. Write down the number corresponding to this value in the given fragment of the dictionary entry.

HISTORY, -and, f.

1. Reality in its development, movement. Laws of history.

2. what. The course of development, the movement of something. History of our friendship. Medical history (a card in which changes in the patient’s condition are recorded).

3. The process of development of human society as a whole, the past, preserved in the memory of man. Events in history. History of the world.

4. what or what. The science of the development of some area of nature, knowledge. Natural history (obsolete). Theater history.

5. Story, narration (colloquial). Tell funny stories.

6. Incident, event, mostly unpleasant (colloquial). Get into history. The whole story happened to somebody.

4. In one of the words below, a mistake was made in the formulation of stress: the letter denoting the stressed vowel is highlighted INCORRECTLY. Write out this word.

ACCOUNTANTS CLEAR CLOCK THE PLUM CREAM

5. In one of the sentences below, the underlined word is WRONGLY used. Correct the mistake and write the word correctly.

1. He is a poorly educated person, in general – a complete ignoramus.

2. Our neighbor is very TRUSTING and easily deceived.

3. The unbearable cold forces everyone to stay at home.

4. His BIGGER courage in battle commanded the respect and admiration of fellow soldiers.

5. SWAMP vegetation is not rich.

6. In one of the words highlighted below, a mistake was made in the formation of the form of the word. Correct the mistake and write the word correctly. RIDE carefully experienced ACCOUNTANTS

FIFTY houses on BOTH sides of TOMATO SALAD

7. Establish a correspondence between the sentences and the grammatical errors made in them: for each position of the first column, select the corresponding position from the second column.

GRAMMATICAL ERRORS

A) violation in the construction of a sentence with participial turnover

B) an error in the construction of a complex sentence

C) violation in the construction of a sentence with an inconsistent application

D) violation of the connection between the subject and the predicate

E) violation of the species-temporal correlation of verb forms

SUGGESTIONS

1) In the poem by M.Yu. Lermontov’s “Death of a Poet” refers to the tragic death in a duel of A.S. Pushkin.

2) F.M. Dostoevsky considered happiness possible not only “in the pleasures of love, but also in the highest harmony of the spirit” and admires Tatyana’s deed, who did not build her personal happiness on the misfortune of another.

3) Those who study English can read the works of Dickens in the original.

4) After the expiration of the bank card, it must be replaced with a new one.

5) Creating the image of Akaky Akakievich Bashmachkin in the story “The Overcoat”, N.V. Gogol shows how callous society is to the problems and needs of a small person.

6) According to K.I. Chukovsky, the main task of children’s writers is that “we at any cost bring up humanity in a child.”

7) By creating a work, the writer expresses his attitude to life and people in it.

8) The image of the poet-prophet, created by Pushkin, determined his own life.

9) It is necessary not only to pay attention to the knowledge of students, but also to their practical skills.

BUT B AT G D

8. Determine the word in which the unstressed alternating vowel of the root is missing. You write

this word by inserting the missing letter. emergency…small show…op…building float…wok d…line

9. Determine the row in which the same letter is missing in both words. Write out these

words by inserting the missing letter.

injection … injection, under … yachiy vz … mother, rose … sk pr … filed (lesson), pr … brought

and … under the forehead, and … bending the p … list, under … went

10. Write down the word in which the letter I is written at the place of the gap.

french … nca transportable … athletic athletic … unpretentious … new gutta-percha … new

11. Write down the word in which the letter I is written at the place of the gap.

deeds .. are clean … wasteful … t small … hated … t

12. Define a sentence in which NOT with the word is written CLEARLY. open the brackets and

write out this word.

1. Toys (NOT) SOLD OUT during the month were discounted.

2. This talented artist (NOT) IMMEDIATELY managed to achieve public recognition.

3. While the sun (NOT) HIDDEN by clouds illuminates the city with amazingly bright light.

4. Past Pelageya (NOT) HURRY passed the master of the carpentry shop.

5. (NOT) DESPITE the colossal workload, he still found time to meet with us

in the cafe.

13 Identify a sentence in which both underlined words are spelled ONE. Open the brackets and write out these two words.

1. He always appeared suddenly and SO (SAME), like his brother, suddenly disappeared, WHAT (WOULD) reappear a year later.

2. Keep (B) in mind that the same (SAME) event is perceived differently by different people.

3. (I) SO, (C) FOR a month you will have to take these pills daily.

4. The sun was already shining (C) SIDE, and the road, rolled after the rain with carts, went (B) DAL, unsteady, shrouded in fog.

5. (C) CONSEQUENCE of the incident, no one was hurt, but the garden house burned down (BEFORE) ASSEMBLY

14. Indicate all the numbers in the place of which HH is written.

Yu (1) beauty embarrassed (2) o smiled and inadvertently (3) o dropped the golden (4) powder (5) itsu from her hands.

15. Arrange punctuation marks. Indicate the numbers of offers in which you want to put

ONE comma.

1. The black cloud moved very low and soon it was cool.

2. In the evenings, pensioners played chess in the park and young people were going to dance.

3. Leaves slowly spin in the air and fly and fall to the ground.

4. He did not hear himself, and therefore he barely audibly muttered the words of prayers, then shouted them at the top of his voice.

5. And day and night they worked on a new project.

16. Place punctuation marks: indicate all the numbers in the place of which in the sentence should

stand commas.

Tired of the long road (1), they (2) exhausted (3) lay down at the (4) wind-blown (5) birch (6) covered with some kind of vegetation.

17. Place punctuation marks: indicate all the numbers in the place of which in the sentences should

stand commas.

Chekhov’s stories (1) seem (2) to have neither beginning nor end: they are a solid middle, like that turtle when it hides its tail and head. However (3) in them, if you look closely, both the tail and the head (4) are undoubtedly (5) present, although (6) sometimes (7) they are pulled inward.

18. Place punctuation marks: indicate all the numbers in the place of which in the sentence should

stand commas.

Every evening (1) along the shady alley of the garden (2) in the depths (3) of which a small arbor darkened (4) in the evenings, couples in love walked.

19. Place punctuation marks: indicate all the numbers in the place of which in the sentence should

stand commas.

And the old woman kept talking and talking about her happiness (1) and (2) although her words were familiar (3) but their grandson suddenly had a sweet heartache from them (4) as if he imagined himself in her place (5) and (6) as if everything he heard happened to him.

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