Промежуточная аттестация по английскому языку 9 класс

Промежуточная аттестация 9 класс.
1 Вариант.
I. Use of English
1. Grammar. Two friends are discussing their plans. Complete the dialogue using the correct verb forms!
- What (0) are you going to do (to do) this weekend?
- I (1) ... (to go) to Lady Gaga’s gig. Do you know she (2) ... (to give) a live performance within her tour
at the concert hall in Piccadilly Circus?
- Is she? I was at her gig in New York last year. But maybe, I (3) ... (to accompany) you. I’ve gone to
concerts since my university years. And I’ve always liked (4) ... (to listen) to live performances. When
does it begin?
- It (5) ... (to start) at 7 on Saturday evening.
- And what about the tickets? How are you going to get them?
- I (6) ... (to order) it via the Internet.
- Oh, it’s very wise. I think a queue at the box office (7) ... (to be) huge. I must remember (8) ... (to order)
it tonight. I remember (9) ... (to queue up) overnight at a music shop for Lady Gaga’s autograph last year.
Then, the singer sent 80 pizzas to her fans in case they were hungry. I was on a diet, but liked (10) ... (to
eat) a piece of a star” pizza.
- Will you go on (11) ... (to follow) this tradition?
- I’m sure I won’t stop (12) ... (to wait) for the autograph; I’ve got one, though.
- And I am about to go on (13) ... (to observe) it. I’m really looking forward for (14) ... (to get) Lady
Gaga’s, too.
2. Vocabulary. Choose the best answer to fill in the gaps in the text!
I think people cannot live without music. The first thing I do in the morning I play popular (0) on my
mobile phone and sing along: I know all (15) … by heart. I always look forward to (16) … British singer
and actor Ed Sheeran (17) … a new album and hope he (18) … recording new hits. The tunes of his songs
are so (19) … that I can’t help playing them in my head all my spare time. Besides, I like listening to (20)
… music. I particularly like classical music arrangements made by this type of orchestras.
As to concerts, I am not a concert-goer, and my parents afford to go to (21) … only twice annually. Their
favourite place is (22) …. Westminster Cathedral Hall. Speaking of my favourite musicians, these are not
only (23) … Sheeran’s works but also songs of Jasmin Thomson, (24) … popular British singer and
songwriter. Their songs are (25) … listening as they are senseful and tuneful.
0. (a) songs (b) books (c) films
15. (a) words (b) lyrics (c) films
16. (a) - (b) the (c) a
17. (a) making (b) inventing (c) releasing
18. (a) continues (b) composes (c) makes his way to the stage
19. (a) catchy (b) romantic (c) sentimental
20. (a) symphonic (b) brass band (c) choral
21. (a) theatres (b) full houses (c) opera houses
22. (a) - (b) the (c) a
23. (a) - (b) the (c) a
24. (a) - (b) the (c) a
25. (a) available (b) worth (c) appreciated
II. Reading comprehension
Read the text about the history of popular music. Mark statements 1 10 true (T) or false (F)!
Popular Music
As defined in “The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians”, popular music is the music that has
developed since the industrialization in the 1800s and is in line with the tastes and interests of the urban
middle class. This includes a wide range of music genres, from vaudeville and minstrel shows to heavy
metal. Popular music and pop music are believed to be synonyms. However, pop music appeared in the
mid-1950s to describe the music style that developed from the rock'n’roll revolution.
A number of factors led to the rise of popular music: a player piano and a phonograph in the 19th century,
"talking pictures", sound films, and radio in the 1920s, a consumer culture, advertising, and a growing
industrialization in music production. Frederick Taylor (1856-1915) and Henry Ford (1863-1947) were
inventors of various management techniques in music which made it more like a business. Tin Pan Alley
became the first popular song-publishing industry in New York in the 1890s. At the same time, a musical
was created, and jazz, blues, and other African American styles came into being when African Americans
began combining African rhythms with European musical structures.
By 1920 there had been almost 80 record companies in Britain, and almost 200 in the USA. In the early
1920s music broadcasting on the radio started. The first mass-media popular music super stars, including
Rudy Vallye (1901-1986) and Bing Crosby (1903-1977), prepared the way for Frank Sinatra (1915-1998)
and Elvis Presley (1935-1977). Popular music rose drastically after World War II as prices of recordings
were much reduced after a magnetic tape had been invented. Based on African American blues, rock and
roll was a very popular style in this postwar period. In the 1950s and 1960s, popular music was widely
spread thanks to television. In the 1960s, a multitrack recording and other new recording technologies
were invented. Owing to them sound engineers could create new sounds and sound effects. After World
War II, America dominated in popular music. By the middle of the 20th century, lots of African
Americans had moved to big cities in the North of the country, which led to mixing various musical
elements with jazz. In this way, blues rock and roll was created with its pioneer Elvis Presley, whose
work was a mixture of rhythm and blues (R & B) and country music.
In the 1970s, the trend towards consolidation in the recording industry continued to the point that there
were five huge transnational organizations, three American-owned (“WEA”, “RCA”, “CBS”) and two
European-owned (“EMI”, “Polygram”). In the 1990s, the consolidation trend took a new turn - inter-
media consolidation. That meant recording companies worked with media ones: film, television,
magazines, and others. As a result, singing star could be cross-promoted by television and the press. In
the 1990s, a digital technology, computers, and the Internet popularized music. In the 21st century,
Europeans and Americans are leaders in popular music business and influence a plenty of styles globally.
1. Popular music and pop music are synonyms.
2. Popular music meets average people’s tastes.
3. Since it arose, popular music has been like a business.
4. Jazz and blues are composed of African American music and European.
5. From the 1920s, popular music was widespread thanks to radio.
6. African American blues was particularly popular after World War II.
7. In the postwar period, recordings were sold at low prices thanks to multitrack recording technology.
8. By the mid-20th century, jazz had influenced lots of music styles and promoted rising new ones.
9. America has mainly dominated in popular music.
10. Popular music musicians can be promoted only by recording companies, on the radio, and at live
Промежуточная аттестация 9 класс.
2 Вариант.
I. Use of English
1. Grammar. Two friends are discussing their plans. Complete the dialogue using the correct verb forms!
- What (0) are (to be) your plans for tomorrow?
- I (1) ... (to have) a good time at Adele’s gig. My boyfriend’s bought the tickets. He thinks we (2) ... (to
enjoy) it.
- Great! When does the concert take place?
- It (3) ... (to start) at 7 on Saturday. Do you think it (4) ... (to be) a success?
- Certainly. Her songs are so touching. They can let nobody be indifferent to them. She also performs
songs from box-office films. And what (5) ... you ... (to do) after the performance?
- Oh, I don’t have any special plans, but my boyfriend (6) ... (to queue up) for the singer’s autograph
- Does he like (7) ... (to stand) in a queue?
- Not at all. Since I knew him, he has hated (8) ... (to queue up). But he likes (9) ... (to wait) for his turn at
a checkout counter in a supermarket because he can’t do without good food.
- And you? Will you go on (10) ... (to follow) his tradition?
- I think I should do it.
- Remember (11) ... (to say) that when you queue up and look forward to putting an end to your waiting.
- I (12) ... (to stand) with my boyfriend. And I love (13) ... (to be) with him. So, I don’t think I’ll have to
remember (14) ... (to follow) your advice.
- Neither do I.
2. Vocabulary. Choose the best answer to fill in the gaps in the text!
Music plays a significant role in my life. I’ve always been fond of various (0) of music. I listen to
everything that sounds (15) … to me. Of course, there are some groups that I prefer, for example
“Queen”. They (16) … the stage in the 70s. Their hits “We Are the Champions” and “Bohemian
Rhapsody” made (17) … in British pop and rock music. The group’s concerts, especially their (18) …,
were always played to (19) … . If they performed music now, they would do it at (20) … London’s best
concert halls, for example, in (21) … Albert Hall or Wilton’s Music Hall. To their admirers’ pity,
“Queen” entered (22) … only until the death of (23) … leader Freddy Mecury. Unfortunately, up-to-date
popular songs are often senseless.
As regards classical music, it’s a little bit (24) … for me. But I perceive it more easily in case it appears in
films. For instance, everybody can listen to “Moonlight” composed by Claude Debussy, (25) … famous
French composer, in the film “Twilight”.
0. (a) styles (b) idols (c) festivals
15. (a) tuneless (b) tuneful (c) aggressive
16. (a) recorded (b) released (c) made their way to
17. (a) a breakthrough (b) the charts (c) a full house
18. (a) festivals (b) first nights (c) musicals
19. (a) full seats (b) the charts (c) full houses
20. (a) - (b) a (c) the
21. (a) - (b) a (c) the
22. (a) the charts (b) the stage (c) full houses
23. (a) - (b) a (c) the
24. (a) available (b) complicated (c) noisy
25. (a) - (b) a (c) the
II. Reading comprehension
Read the text about the history of popular music. Mark statements 1 10 true (T) or false (F)!
African American Music
African American music has a rich history, which came from slaves who were shipped from West Africa
from the 1600s. In its basic form, it was a simple rhythm beaten out on drums and other percussion
(ударный) instruments.
One of the most widespread early forms of music for southern African Americans was spiritual. It began
in the 18th century and existed during the 1860s. Spiritual expressed the slaves' wish for freedom. Some
songs, such as the well-known "Wade (Переход вброд) in the Water", contained even instructions for
escaping to North America.
In the 1870s, a new type of music arose from marches and social dances. It was called ragtime. Scott
Joplin's (1868 - 1917) "Maple Leaf Rag" was a phenomenal success. Ragtime marked a departure from
sentimental spirituals. It was at its height from 1890 to 1920 and lead to jazz.
But before jazz blues came. It began in the South during the slavery era and was spread by means of
bluesmen who wandered the country. It was closely linked with spirituals. Blues became a basis for most
American musical forms. Its types were classical, country and Chicago blues. Robert Johnson (1911-
1938) is widely regarded as the father of classical blues. In the 1960s, Chicago blues gave way to other
musical forms such as Motown, rhythm and blues (R&B), and soul and funk. The early forms of R&B
were loud and lively and mostly played on drums, a double bass, and an electric guitar. Singers were men
or women with big voices, and audiences loved it. The style quickly spread throughout the country, with
larger bands adding a piano, a trumpet, and a saxophone. R&B was great fun and perfect for dancing. As
to funk music, it was dance music, too, which emphasized rhythm. On the contrary, soul expressed strong
Jazz is called America's classical music. The term "jazz" had been widely in use by 1918. One important
part of jazz is improvisation, which means a musician makes music up while playing. There are various
forms of jazz, such as New Orleans style, avant-garde, soul and fusion, and new jazz swing. There is also
bebop, a revolutionary style performed by a smaller ensemble than the classic big band set-up. The
trumpeter and singer Louis Armstrong (1900-1971) was the most famous jazz musician and the first to
achieve international recognition with West End blues in the 1920s.
In the 1930s gospel (religious) music came. Its features were vocal embellishment (приукрашивание)
and dramatic power. In the 1980s, rap exploded into the mainstream and developed into numerous styles.
Some of its biggest stars came from street. It combined urban storytelling and beat-driven technological
music. This music style was accompanied by a montage of well-known recordings, usually disco or funk.
Famous rappers include Run D.M.C, Snoop Dogg and Queen Latifah.
African American music has influenced many modern musical styles. For example Chuck Berry (1926-
2017) and Little Richard (born in 1932) transformed urban blues into what we know as rock’n’roll.
1. African American music originates in slaves from West Africa.
2. Spiritual songs consisted of instructions for slaves how to escape to native Africa.
3. Ragtime was not a sentimental kind of music.
4. Jazz came into being on the basis of ragtime.
5. Scott Joplin was the father of blues.
6. In spite of its sadness, blues gave rise to some types of dance music.
7. Blues is called American classical music.
8. Raps were spoken to dance music.
9. After spiritual no other religious music came into existence.
10. Jazz is the freest music style.