Входная диагностическая контрольная работа по английскому языку 9 класс

Дорогой ученик!
На выполнение работы отводится 40 минут (1 урок). Рекомендуемое время
выполнения отдельных разделов: Чтение – 15 мин. Грамматика и лексика – 15 мин.
Письмо 10 мин. Работа состоит из 4 заданий. Прежде чем приступить к выполнению
работы, внимательно прочитай задание. Если ты не знаешь, как выполнить задание,
пропусти его и переходи к следующему. Ты сможешь вернуться к нему позже. Все
ответы записывай на бланке заданий в специально отведенном для этого месте.
Если ты ошибся и хочешь исправить свой ответ, то зачеркни его и запиши тот,
который считаешь верным.
Желаю успеха!
Task 1.
Choose the right preposition.
1. The teacher said: “Look ___the blackboard!”
a) After b) at c) for d) of
2. Who do you look ___, father or mother?
a) For b) at c) after d) like
3. How are you getting___?
a) On b) in c) of d) over
4. Where were you yesterday? I couldn’t get_____.
a) Over b) away c) through d) back
5. It is sunny. Turn ____ the light.
a) On b) of c) off d) in
6. We usually borrow books _______our school library.
a) From b) to c) of d) for.
Task 2.
Match the paragraphs (A-G) to the headings (1-8). There is one extra heading:
A. Russia, also officially known as the Russian Federation, is the largest country in the world. Its
territory is 17,075,400 square kilometers. According to scientists, the country’s territory would
almost cover the surface of the planet Pluto. It is the only country which is washed by 3 oceans
and 12 seas. Russia is considered to be a European country, but two-thirds of the country are in
Asia. However, most of the population lives in the European part of Russia.
B. Siberian Lake Baikal is the largest pool of fresh water on the planet. All the 12 major rivers of
the world (the Volga, the Don, the Yenisei, the Ob, the Ganges, the Amazon, etc.) would need to
flow almost a year to fill a pool equal to the volume of Lake Baikal. Another impressive fact is
that even if all the rest of the planet’s fresh water supply were to disappear, there would be
enough fresh water left in Lake Baikal to supply the people of the earth for up to 50 years.
C. Russia is the country with the largest forest reserves in the world. 45% of its territory is
covered in green forests. The forests are located in the European north of the country, in Siberia
and in the Far East. Forests play an important role in the life and welfare of people. Russian
forests are the biggest ‘lungs’ of the Earth. They produce oxygen and clean the atmosphere of
carbon dioxide and other pollutants.
D. There are more than five thousand languages in the world. Russian is one of the five major
world languages. 280 million people around the world speak Russian and it is one of the most
widely spoken native languages in Europe. The United Nations uses Russian as one of the
official languages of the organization. It is also used in international commerce, politics,
academic and cultural life.
E. For its collection of books, the Russian State Library is considered to be the biggest in
Europe and one of the largest in the world. The Russian State Library was founded in 1862, in
Moscow. The library has over 275 km of shelves with more than 43 million items, including
books, journals and magazines, art publications, music scores and sound records, maps and other
things. There are items in 247 languages of the world.
F. Russia is known all over the world for its space programmes. In 1957 the Soviet Union
launched Sputnik 1, the first artificial satellite in the world. Four years later, in 1961, human
space flight was accomplished. Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin was the first man to journey into
space. He orbited the Earth and landed the same day. There are other impressive space
achievements of the country like the first long space flight, the first woman cosmonaut in space,
and the first spacewalk.
G. One of the most popular souvenirs tourists buy in Russia is the Matryoshka. It
is a doll made of wood and painted with colourful ornaments. Although the
Matryoshka is called a doll, it is actually a set of dolls of different sizes placed
inside one another. A traditional Russian Matryoshka has big black eyes, red
healthy cheeks and a friendly smile. She wears a national Russian costume, and
often has some flowers or a basket of fruit in her hands.
1. A huge diamond of water
2. A famous Russian toy
3. Named after a famous scientist
4. Getting higher than the sky
5. The fresh air producer
6. Famous for its size
7. A great source of knowledge
8. Spoken all over the world
Task 3.
Complete the sentences with words derived from the words in bold.
Michael could not imagine his life without computers. His parents 1________(BUY) him his
first computer at the age of seven. It took 2_________(HE) several days to learn how to use it.
His mum said that the younger people were much 3____________(FAST) than adults at
learning computer skills. That was probably true most 4________(CHILD) in Michael’s
class were very competent computer users. Michael was really surprised to find out that the
first personal computer 5_________(INVENT)in the 70’s of the last century.
“And how did you chat or send your e-mails without computers?” he asked his mother.
She smiled: “We 6_________(NOT/SEND) each other e-mails. And there were no networks.”
She also said that it 7_________(BE) fun to communicate face-to-face, to play out-of-doors and
to visit friends’ homes.
“But if there 8_________(BE) no computers, I wouldn’t be able to communicate with my friends
who live far away from me,” Michael replied.
“True. Technological progress is a great thing,” his mother said “And I think people
9_________(CREATE) even more amazing communication devices in the near future.”
Task 4.
You have received an email message from your English-speaking pen-friend Ben:
From: Ben@mail.uk
To: Russian_friend@oge.ru
Subject: Time out
…I am very busy now preparing for my exams but yesterday I went to the cinema
with my friends.
…What kinds of films do you like? Where do you prefer watching films in the
cinema or at home, and why? What would you make a film about if you had a chance?…
Write a message to Ben and answer his 3 questions.
Write 100120 words.
Remember the rules of letter writing.