Do Test 3 Level A2 Pre-Intermediate

Test 3 Level A2 Pre-Intermediate is for students of the ninth and tenth grades learning English as a foreign language.

Task 1. Read the passage and answer the questions 1–5 (only one answer is possible).

Alfred Nobel

When Alfred Nobel invented dynamite, he became a very rich man. However, he understood destructive power of his invention too late. Nobel did not want to be remembered as the inventor of dynamite, so in 1895 he created a fund to award prizes to people who made important contributions to mankind.

Originally there were five awards: literature, physics, chemistry, medicine, and peace. Economics was added in 1968, sixty-seven years after the first award ceremony.

Every year on December 10, the anniversary of Nobel’s death, the awards (gold medal, diploma, and money) are presented to the winners. Now the awards are usually from $1,000,000 to $1,400,000.

Sometimes politics plays an important role in the judges’ decisions. Americans have won numerous science awards, but very few literature prizes. No awards were presented from 1940 to 1942 at the beginning of the World War II. Some people have won two prizes, but this is rare, others have shared their prizes.

1. When did the first award ceremony take place?

A. 1895
B. 1901
C. 1961
D. 1968

2. Why was the Nobel Prize established?

A. to recognize important contributions to humanity
B. to solve political problems
C. to honour the inventor of dynamite
D. to spend money

3. In which area have Americans received the most awards?

A. literature
B. economics
C. peace
D. science

4. Which of the following statements is NOT true?

A. No one received awards from 1940 till 1942.
B. Ceremonies are held on December 10 to honour Nobel’s invention.
C. Politics can play an important role in selecting the winners.
D. A few people have won two awards.

5. In how many fields are prizes awarded?

A. 2
B. 5
C. 6
D. 10

Task 2. Match statements (6–10) to the notices (A–G).

6. You mustn’t give food to animals here.
7. You may leave your younger brother or sister here and go shopping.
8. Go upstairs if you want a drink.
9. Your younger brother or sister cannot play with it.
10. If you get this job you will serve food.

A. Coffee machine – second floor
B. Waiter needed for fast food restaurant. Work evenings until late at night and weekends. Telephone: 646329847
C. Use our children playground and enjoy your shopping
D. Joe’s Fruit Farm. Summer jobs for students. Cash paid for all jobs.
E. Please, do not feed the horses
G. Only club members may enter
F. This device is not a toy. Keep away from children.

Task 3. For beginnings 11–16 choose the correct endings A–J. There are four choices you do not need to use.

11. Jack London …
12. J.K. Rowling
13. Charles Dickens …
14. William Shakespeare
15. Abraham Lincoln
16. George Washington

A. is known for his stories of American frontier life and pioneer adventures.
B. is the author of anti-slaver novel ‘Uncle Tom’s Cabin’.
C. is the American writer and the author of a remarkable story ‘Love of Life’.
D. is an author of the Harry Potter books.
E. was the first president of the USA
F. is the author of the best-loved novels in the English language (‘Oliver Twist’, ‘David Copperfield’).
G. professional actor and playwright, founded a theatre and wrote 37 plays.
H. is the author of ‘The Adventures of Tom Sawyer’.
I. was the first Englishman who was awarded the Nobel prize for literature.
J. issued a proclamation to say that slavery was abolished.

Task 4. Choose the correct answer A–D.

17. __________ sportsmen need to train a lot.

A Every
B Each
C Either
D All

18. There is __________ darkness in this painting, don’t you think?

A. too much
B. too many
C. a lot
D. a few

19. Please don’t forget to give me a call when you __________ to school?

A. will get
C. are going to get
B. get
D. are getting

20. I’m sure I would have regretted it if I __________ to take part in the play.

A. would have agreed
C. did agree
B. would agree
D. had agreed

21. The car __________ they bought is new.

A. what
B. who
C. which
D. whose

22. Nicole used to __________ ballet classes.

A. take
B. taking
C. takes
D. has been taking

23. The Beatles __________ in 1970.

A. broke down
B. broke off
C. broke up
D. had broken down

24. U2’s music will __________ forever.

A. go
B. last
C. reach
D. continue

Task 5. Writing

You are on a holiday in another country. Write a quick e-mail to your friend and tell him/her:

• where you are staying and what is the weather like;
• what you have done these days;
• any places of interest there;
• when you are going to come back.

I hope Test 3 Level A2 was interesting and it wasn’t a problem to do it.