External Independent Testing

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External independent evaluation or External independent testing (EITexternal testingET) is the examination for admission to universities in Ukraine.

Level B1/B2

External Independent Testing Test 1

Task 1. Read the text below. Match choices (A-H) to (1-5).There are three choices you do not need to use. 

Time Is on Your Side

Ask any high school student what the biggest challenge is, and chances are it’ll have something to do with time management. Here are some ways to help you build time management into your work habits:


Look ahead and set a schedule for yourself so that you always have time to be productive. Planners are the best things for any student. If you stay up-to-date with your homework, clubs, organizations, sports and jobs, there’s no way you’ll miss out an activity or forget an assignment. It’s a good idea to update your planner after every class or meeting so you’ll be 100% sure of deadlines, projects and meetings that are approaching in the future.


For many students, checking social media favourites like Facebook and Twitter has become a reflexive habit. Just keep reminding yourself that you don’t need to check these sites every time you use the computer for school or work. It may seem harmless to go through your networks quickly just to get that feeling of obligation out of the way, but it’s easy to get sucked into a time warp this way. Remember Facebook isn’t conducive to getting work done, as much as we all wish it were.


You have to be really sure of what it is that you want to get done. If you have homework in several classes, various ongoing projects already assigned, and tests to study for, you’re likely to stay more overwhelmed than focused. This is why it’s important to know what thing you need to do right now. You can only really focus on one thing at a time, so decide on some realistic tasks before setting out to tackle any business.


Make sure your schedule includes short periods to recharge and have some fun with friends. You might decide to gift yourself a tasty treat or to give yourself a break after making good progress. If you’re a social media junkie, you could even allow yourself to explore Facebook guilt-free after getting some work done. You’ll feel less overwhelmed if you have incentives to keep you going bit by bit.


If you’re having trouble keeping up, don’t be afraid to discuss it with your parents or friends. If you feel yourself floundering in a sea of information, talk to your teachers. They will answer your questions and recommend resources available to you. Don’t necessarily expect any special treatment, but if you show that you’re making an effort, they might just be willing to help.

A. Don’t burn daylight
B. Don’t keep late hours
C. Set achievable goals
D. Limit your social networking
E. Reward yourself to keep motivated
F. Keep your living space organized
G. Ask for assistance
H. Write everything down

Task 2. Read the text and choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D)

Teen Jobs – 5 Unique Ways to Make Money for Teens

Are McDonald’s and Burger King the only teen jobs around? Not by a long shot. If you want to average more than $10 dollars an hour, choose your own hours, and have some fun besides… then read on!

Here are 5 unique teen jobs to make money:

1. Article Writing

The internet is definitely the business way of the future. One of the best (and cheapest) ways for website owners to drive more customers to their websites for free is to write and submit articles.

But business owners are busy people and may not have the time or desire to write articles. That’s where you come in! You can offer to write articles for small website owners. Usually you can get paid $$10-20 dollars per article.

Can you guess the best part about writing articles for cash? You can do it from anywhere. No more ugly uniforms or stinky shifts.

2. Taking Online Surveys

You won’t make millions filling out surveys but it is an easy way to make some quick cash.

Companies will pay you to fill out brief surveys or try their products.

They want to pick your brain on what you like and what you don’t like!

One of the best and fastest growing paid survey sites is Cash Crate. It doesn’t cost a dime to sign up and you can start making money right away. But here’s a warning: Set up a separate email account because you’ll start getting an avalanche of spam.

3. Cleaning Up After People’s Pets

You’ve probably heard about pet sitting or walking dogs, right? Well, this is a new twist.

I own a condominium complex and I hire a local teen to pick up doggie do once a week. It takes less than an hour for $15. It may not be the most glamourous job, but a pooper scooper makes it easy to do, and you never run out of work!

This service is especially handy in colder climates. As the snow melts, there’re lots of business opportunities!

4. Washing, Waxing, or Car Servicing

I don’t know how it happened… But my cat accidentally got locked in the van overnight. I can’t tell you how horrible the smell is! I would pay big money for someone else to clean up the mess.

This is a great way for high school teens or college students to make money. You could even advertise with local businesses and shine up their cars in the parking lot while they work.

5. Sell Hand-Made Items on Etsy

This is my favourite way for teens to make money. And I just recently heard about it!

So if you have a knack for making anything…from furniture to baked goods to dog collars then you can sell them on web pages for hand-made items.

They have over a million visitors looking to buy. It’s free to join but it costs 30 cents to list items and a 3.5% sales tax on sold items.

Works for me! These are just a few ways to make money at teen jobs.

6.What is the author’s main point about article writing as a job for teens?

A. Article writing is the best paid job for teens.
B. Articles take long hours to write and submit.
C. Articles should be submitted to small websites.
D. Article writing is better than working for McDonald’s.

7. What does the author mean by saying that companies want to “pick your brain” (line 16)?

A. They want you to analyse business opportunities.
B. They want you to give them your opinion.
C. They want you to try their products.
D. They want you to sign up to their website.

 8. According to the author, which of the teen jobs discussed is always available?

A. Article writing
B. Taking online surveys
C. Cleaning up after pets
D. Selling hand-made items 

9. Which of the following is stated in the text about Etsy?

A. It is an internet site.
B. It is a workshop.
C. It is a market place.
D. It is a repair shop.

10. According to the author, in which of the teen jobs paying an initial fee is required?

A. Selling hand-made items
B. Cleaning up after pets
C. Washing people’s cars
D. Article writing

Task 3. Read the texts below. Match choices (A – H) to 11 – 16. There are two choices you don’t need to use.

Outdoor Adventure


Experience the natural beauty of majestic Mt Rainier on this guided, small-group tour from Seattle. Enjoy a scenic, narrated journey past lakes, waterfalls and historic towns to Mt Rainier, the highest mountain in the state of Washington and one of the tallest in the lower 48 states. Take in spectacular views from Narada Falls, considered the most popular waterfall in Mt Rainier State Park and the aptly named Paradise, at 5,400 feet above sea level on the south slope, among others.


Hurricane ridge, huge trees, hikes, Lake Crescent and quaint towns. Visit the 5th most visited National Park in the US. Enjoy Puget Sound ferry rides, natural wonders – from gigantic trees dripping with moss to small flower plants, and enjoy the spectacular view from mile high hurricane ridge. See the heart of this unusual and wild eco-system. On this tour you have a good chance of spotting elk, deer, eagles, and maybe even banana slugs.


The Salt River in central Arizona is a gem in the desert and an oasis for the people who like rafting. The Salt River runs west out of the White Mountains through 2000 foot deep Salt River Canyon. The canyon is lined with giant Saguaro cacti and beautiful rock walls. The Salt River is fed by snowmelt and only runs from March to May. Most Salt River Rafting outfitters run a one-day trip and a five-day trip. The one-day trips are convenient and fun. The five-day trips are a fantastic extended adventure that provides excellent rapids and scenery.


This exhilarating 20-minute seaplane adventure gives you a chance to feel the freedom of soaring though the sky. Lift off from Lake Union and get a stunning bird’s-eye view of Seattle, with beautiful Mt Rainier set as a backdrop in the distance. Get incredible views of the iconic Space Needle, the downtown skyline, the bustling Elliott Bay waterfront and more. You’ll hear a commentary about the city and land back on Lake Union to conclude the tour.


Home to 8-foot octupi and sixgill sharks, Puget Sound is one of the deepest, most diverse aquatic ecosystems in the Lower 48. Harmless creatures aside, it’s also home to some great diving. From West Seattle’s Alki Beach to the San Juans, the Puget Sound offers entertaining dive options for beginners and pros alike. Contact a local dive shop for suggested dives and local know-how.


Seattle is literally inundated with lakes, rivers and saltwater, so it only makes sense that kayaks are a preferred mode of sightseeing. Several outfitters offer rentals on Seattle’s Lake Union and Elliott Bay, but if you’re hankering for an escape from civilization, head north to the San Juan Islands. Once there, you’ll find stunning scenery and first-class paddling – plus a bevy of guide services to provide the boats and show you the way to aquatic nirvana.

Which attraction gives you an opportunity __________?

A. to experience submarine travelling
B. to enjoy a thrilling panorama of the city
C. to observe cascading water in highlands
D. to enjoy an exciting water ride in spring
E. to participate in a fishing expedition
F. to get acquainted with the underwater world
G. to hire equipment for water ride activities
H. to observe local fauna and flora

Task 4. Read the text below. Choose from A-H the one which best fits each space. There are two choices you don’t need to choose.

The Little Mermaid

On dry land she is still taking her baby steps, (17)______ . But in the water Leah Robbins leave the other two-year-olds in her wake. The child is now able to swim 50 metres unaided thought to be a British record for the age.

“Leah just loves being in the water. I have never pushed her in any way or tried to make her do anything she is not happy with,” said Miss Masters, an assistant swimming instructor. “Ever since she was a tiny baby, I have taught her to be happy and confident around the water. She just loves being in it. If we run a bath, (18)______ even if it is not for her.”

Leah has already gained her five-metre, ten-metre and 25-metre Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) certificates, and now the 50-metre award, last month at a pool near her home in Gorieston. The last award required an extra special effort. She was able to use her doggy paddle for the first three but ASA rules state that she had to use a proper stroke for the 50 metres. She chose backstroke (19)______.

“Leah first took to the water at four months, using a toggle float,” Miss Masters said. “By her second birthday she was confident enough to (20)______ in her local pool.”

She passed her ASA five-metre certificate when she was exactly two-and-a-half, on January 17. Her next target is her 100 metre certificate and her one mile award should follow shortly afterwards – her brother Luke, six, has already swum two miles.

A spokesman for the ASA said: “It is real achievement for a child of two to swim such a distance. If Leah continues to follow our programme and improves and develops her stroke technique, (21)_______ ”.

But her mother said that, (22)______ . “At the moment I think it would put her off if I made her take part in formal lessons – but she could be an Olympic champion in the making.”

A. she always tries to get in it
B. remain afloat without any help
C. she has no intention of pushing the little girl
D. just like any child of her age
E. she feels like a duck in the water
F. she could have real potential to become a great swimmer
G. because she is simply too small for anything else
H. because she is in need of highly individual approach

Task 5. Read the text. For questions (23-32) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D).

What will We See on Our Whale Watch?

No two whale watchers are identical… And that is what makes each one so special! We never know (23)______ what each trip will bring; so following is a (24)______ description of some of our common sightings.

Always a favourite amongst whale watchers, the humpback whale is the most frequently (25)______ whale species on our trips. Humpbacks, famous for their beautiful and elaborate songs, are curious animals that often (26)______ interest in boats and the people on-board. They are most well-known, however, for their ability to leap completely clear of the water’s (27)_______ in a spectacular display called breaching.

The largest and one of the most abundant whales in our area is the mighty finback whale. The elegant Finback or “Fin whale” can (28)_______ lengths of 75 feet and swim at 30 miles per hour!

The minke whale is the smallest of the great whales (a mere 20 to 30 feet long!) and is quite common (29)_______ the Gulf of Maine.

Other whales occasionally seen in our area include the harbour porpoise, pilot whale, and sometimes in our area is the Atlantic Right whale! Right whales were hunted to the edge of (30)_______ with only 250 to 300 of these 60-foot giants remaining.

Dolphins are a great (31)_______ to any whale watch trip. The most commonly observed species in our area is the Atlantic White-Sided Dolphins. These colourful, energetic and acrobatic animals often ride in the bow wave of boats in groups (32)________ from a dozen to more than a thousand individual dolphins!

23. A. mainly B. exactly C. sharply        D. frankly
24. A. little B. brief C. tiny       D. small
25. A. sighted B. reviewed C. looked       D. stared
26. A. make B. follow C. take       D. inspire
27. A. bottom B. level C. position       D. surface
28. A. reach B. take C. get       D. keep
29. A. nearly B. ahead C. over       D. throughout
30. A. destruction B. ruin C. extinction       D. death
31. A. element B. addition C. component       D. part
32. A. differing B. ranging C. consisting       D. grading

Task 6. Read the text. For questions (33-42) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D).

Why Does Red Mean Stop?

The l9th-century Scottish engineer Robert Stevenson, who was active in designing early lighthouses, (33)______ for an alternative colour to white – most lighthouses had a white beacon – when he built a lighthouse near to one that already existed, because he was afraid ships wouldn’t be able to tell which was which.

Of the light sources and (34)______ glasses available at the time, he found that red was a particularly intense light, meaning it (35)______ from the greatest distance.

So in maritime signaling red became an alternative to white, and was later adopted by the Admiralty in 1852 (36)______ the port-side on steam vessels. Green was adopted for the starboard-side, and vessels seeing the green light on (37)______ ships had the right of way.

When train tracks were developed, engineers adopted this system as meaning stop and go – and the same system continued with cars.

33. A. has looked B. looked C. looks       D. looking
34. A. colourful B. colours C. colouring       D. coloured
35. A. could see B. could be seen C. have seen       D. be seeing
36. A. to mark B. marked C. mark       D. was marked
37. A. others B. other C. another       D. the others

The Whole World in One Building

A journey around the world, all along the 8-th (38)______ of longitude, starting and ending in Bremerhaven. Through countries and climate zones, from the glaciers of Switzerland to the swamps of Cameroon to the desert heat of the Sahel. This unique experience (39)______ be had at the Klimahaus Bremerhaven, which opened in summer 2009. For a few hours the visitors become globetrotters in deceptively real-looking landscapes in an interactive (40)_______ covering 11.500 square metres. You can hike through the tropics and across the Antarctica ice cap. Interactive exhibits show how the climate (41)_______ the daily lives of people around the globe – and demonstrate how climate change can (42)_______ life on the continents.

38. A. degrees B. degree’s C. degree        D. degrees’
39. A. can B. would C. should       D. must
40. A. exhibiting B. exhibition C. exhibited       D. exhibitor
41. A. determine B. is determined C. determines       D. was determined
42. A. transforms B. transforming C. transform       D. to transform

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