Do Reading Test 3 Year 7 to develop your reading skills.

Task 1. Read the text. For questions (1—6) choose and circle the correct answer (a, b, cor d).

The tomato is the world’s most popular fruit. And, botanically speaking, it is a fruit, not a vegetable. More than 60 million tons of tomatoes are produced per year, 16 million tons more than the second most popular fruit, the banana. Apples are the third most popular (36 million tons), then oranges (34 million tons) and watermelons (22 million tons). Tomatoes were first cultivated in 700 AD by Aztecs and Incas. Explorers returning from Mexico introduced the tomato into Europe.

Tomatoes are rich in vitamins A and C and fiber, and are cholesterol­free. Doctors say that the stuff that makes tomatoes red may prevent cancer. It can also protect us from the free radicals that may ruin many parts of the body together with vitamins C and E.

Tomatoes are used in many food products, including, of course, tomato sauce (ketchup), pasta and pizza. Don’t store ripe tomatoes in the fridge. Cold temperatures lessen the flavour in tomatoes.

1. About 60 million tons of tomatoes are grown … .

a. every month

b. every year

c. every 6 months

d. every 2 years

2. Which is the continent where tomatoes were cultivated for the first time?

a. Europe

b. America

c. Asia

d. Africa

3. Oranges are … .

a. as popular as tomatoes

b. in the fourth place in popularity

c. not so popular as watermelons

d. not mentioned in the text

4. What is the right way to keep tomatoes?

a. At a hot temperature.

b. At a cold temperature.

c. At a normal temperature.

d. In water.

5. Doctors think tomatoes help people to … .

a. prevent flu

b. become cleverer

c. be strong

d. resist some diseases

6. In the fridge the taste of tomatoes becomes … .

a. richer

b. not so rich

c. more intensive

d. stronger

Task 2. Make the following sentences true to the text.

1. Tomatoes are not so popular as bananas.
2. Scientists conclude that tomatoes protect us from flu.
3. Explorers brought the tomato from Canada to England.

Task 3. Read the text. Choose from (A—G) the one which best fits each space. There is one choice you do not need to use.

At the first Academy Awards, 1 __ 1929, Best Director awards went to Lewis Milestone for Two Arabian Knights and Frank Borzage for 7th Heaven. The first award for 2__ went to Emil Jannings (real name Theodor Friedrich Emil Janenz) for his roles in The Last Command and The Way of All Flesh.

The first Best Actress award 3 __ Janet Gaynor for her roles in 7th Heaven, Street Angel and Sunrise.

Janet Gaynor: The First Woman To Win The Academy Award For Best Actress

The first Best Picture award went to Wings. All those films 4 __ in 1927. Those were the days of the silent movies, thus Wings was the only silent to have won a Best Picture Oscar. It also featured Gary Cooper 5 __ . Swiss­ born Jannings grew up in Germany and had a heavy German accent which, 6 __ sound in movies, basically put an end to his Hollywood movie career.

A. was won by

B. with the invention of

C. Actor in a Leading Role

D. could play

E. were screened

F. in a minor role

G. held in May