Read the text and do tasks 1-3.

(1) For all coral polyps, clarity and transparency are extremely important.

water. (2) This is the basic condition of their life. (3) _____ near the mouths of rivers, as well as in

places where the water is polluted by industrial waste, corals never

settle and do not build their castles.

1. Which of the following sentences correctly conveys the MAIN

information contained in the text?

1. Coral polyps never build their castles near river mouths.

2. Coral polyps never settle in polluted waters, since clean and clear water is the main condition for their life.

3. For all coral polyps, the purity and transparency of water are extremely important, and they build their castles near the mouths of rivers.

4. The main condition for the life of coral polyps is the purity and transparency of water.

5. Since the purity and transparency of water is important for coral polyps, they never settle in polluted waters.

2. Which of the following words (combinations of words) should be in place of the gap in the third (3) sentence of the text? Write out this word (combination


1. However

2. Apparently

3. Therefore

4. Of course

5. Generally

3. Read a fragment of a dictionary entry that gives the meaning of the word

CONDITION. Determine the meaning in which this word is used in the second

(2) sentence text. Write down the number corresponding to this value in

the given fragment of the dictionary entry.

CONDITION, -i, cf.

1. Circumstance, from which sth. depends. Self-demanding – success.

2. A claim made by one of the contracting parties. State your terms. Armistice terms.

3. An oral or written agreement about something, an agreement (outdated).

Conclude, break u.

4. pl., what. The rules established in some areas of life and activity.

On preferential terms. Conditions of residence in the hostel.

5. pl. The situation in which a swarm occurs, something is carried out. Good conditions

for work. natural conditions. Living conditions. Operate under favorable conditions.

6. usually pl. Data, requirements, from which it is necessary to proceed. Conditions of the problem.

4. In one of the words below, a mistake was made in setting the stress:

The letter denoting a stressed vowel is highlighted INCORRECTLY. write it out






more beautiful

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

1. Willows, burdocks and swamp grass grew on clay soil, in thickets

rabbits ran.

2. A COMFORTABLE city house is called a mansion in architecture.

type, intended for living in it for one family.

3. The plan has undergone significant changes.

4. COMPARATIVE GRAMMAR lets you discover commonalities

grammatical structure of related languages.

5. The soldiers were ordered to wear shoulder straps.

6. In one of the words highlighted below, a mistake was made in the formation of the form

the words. Correct the mistake and write the word correctly.

returns from championship


FIVE lambs

TEA plantations

kilo WAFER

7. Establish a correspondence between sentences and those allowed in them

grammatical errors: for each position of the first column, select

corresponding position from the second column.

A) incorrect construction of a sentence with a participial turnover 1) In besieged Leningrad, people fought hunger, death and supported each other.
B) an error in constructing a sentence with homogeneous members 2) Whole vegetables, fruits and greens contain more vitamins than chopped or grated.
C) incorrect use of the case form of a noun with a preposition 3) In one of the letters, A.P. Chekhov wrote to M. Gorky that you are an artist, an intelligent person and you feel excellent.
D) incorrect sentence construction with indirect speech 4) Bread made from wholemeal flour containing bran is very rich in vitamins.
E) violation of the species-temporal correlation of verb forms 5) The teacher and educator Ya. A. Kamensky was the first to talk about the fact that there are interests of mankind as a whole.
6) After spending fifteen minutes a day in the sun, you are provided with a beautiful and even tan.
7) Upon arrival in the capital, we hurried on an excursion.
8) In Russia, July is not only the hottest, but also the sunniest month.
9) The wind plays along the banks of a shallow river, spins over the fire, as if trying to extinguish it.

Write your answer in numbers without spaces or other characters.

8. Determine the word in which the unstressed alternating vowel of the root is missing. Write out this word by inserting the missing letter.

parting … barking

red… sweaty


vomit … vomit

l… wilted

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

s … spend the night, week … cook

pr … coastal, pr … given

and … cook, in … food

ex…increase, ex…passion

n … road builder, not … sightly

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



treat … to wat

bean … vy

burnt out

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

fry … sh

adopt … my

right … m

independent… my

bevel … sh

12. Indicate the numbers in the place of which the letter I is written.

The Russian landscape, with its softness, with n (1) ostentation, finally found its spokesman, n (2) when n (3) tried to embellish it.

13. Define a sentence in which both highlighted words are written

SEPARATELY . Open the brackets and write out these two words.

1. The rain (B) MIG stopped, AS (IF) somewhere at the top they closed the tap.

2. IT IS UNLIKELY (IS) worth hoping that the situation will change (IN) DURING the nearest


3. (WHAT) EVERYTHING they tell me, I (SAME) want to see the match with my own eyes.

4. (NOT) LOOKING at numerous warnings, the same (SAME) students violate discipline.

5. (B) CONSEQUENCE of heavy snow the roads were closed, so (B) LOCATION

planned trip had to stay at home.

14. Indicate all the numbers where HH is written .

The village craftsman worked with inspiration (1) about: he rewarded the nesting dolls with true (2) about Russian beauty, sable (3) eyebrows and a bright blush, and covered his blue eyes with long (4) eyelashes.

15. Arrange punctuation marks. Specify the number of proposals in which you need

put ONE comma.

1. Bold and nimble swifts rushed over the water and chattered busily.

2. Incandescent beams fill a round flower bed with flowers, dark green lilac garden alleys.

3. Among the meadow grasses there are not only anise and chamomile, but also yarrow and St. John’s wort and clover.

4. You can get a good upbringing not only in the family or at school, but also from yourself.

5. The sight of the awakened mighty river was, if not terrible, then truly

majestic spectacle.

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

The sentence must contain commas.

Magpies and crows (1) flying from tree to tree (2) swayed the branches (3) hitting the wing (4) broke off fragile twigs.

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

sentences must contain commas.

The sky above us (1) seemed (2) even deeper and bluer. Century pines close the road and (3) it seems (4) they don’t want to let the train go ahead.

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

The sentence must contain commas.

Among the conversations (1) that then took place between Daisy and me (2) and (3) which often ended in the morning (4) because we discovered new sides of them regarding the same things (5), the theme of traveling together to all those places (6) that I visited before.

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

The sentence must contain commas.

The night ended (1) and (2) when the sun rose (3) it became warm (4) all nature came to life.

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