Архив рубрики: ЕГЭ Грамматика и лексика

ЕГЭ: Grammar and Lexis Part 3 #2

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Bill, Bingo and Bram


Bill Smith had a (32) ________ with dogs, a kind of power over them. They would sit in awe of him, would listen to him and would slink away sheepishly if they had growled near him. It was a skill I had cause to be thankful for once or twice. The odd thing was that Bram, the last dog Bill owned, had died in 1925 — fifty years distant.

Bill was a retired, (33) ________ bachelor.

He lived alone in the small terraced house next door but two from us. (34) ________ a number of occasions, I visited Bill’s house, and it seemed that it hadn’t really changed much from the 50s.

There were hints that some articles had been undisturbed apart (35) ________ the occasional silverfish or visiting woodlouse, since the 1930s.

He had a picture of a dog in the small converted kitchen which housed his huge solid pillowed chair, newspapers protruding from beneath its seat cushion. It was among one or two other small photos, which (36) ________ closer examination were photos of seventeen year old Bill. Almost forgotten amid the clutter of pipe cleaners, matches, spills, bits of wire, tea coupons and old Yale keys was a very small dark photo of a black mongrel dog, lying in a backyard. A white stripe down its nose and in between its ears was one of the few ways it was distinguishable from the background gloom. This was Bram, Bill told me, his dog.

Through the years, my family had a total of four dogs. We actually had no photo-graphs whatever of the first two. Dogs had only played walk-on parts in my family. As far as I was (37) ________ , the all defining object in a house was a television. There was one in Bill’s house. It stood like a lonely, redundant sentinel in a dank corner of his empty living room and seemed cold and unused.

When I asked Bill what he watched, he an­swered that the set didn’t work, it needed a new plug, and he hadn’t (38) ________ to get it fixed. And what’s more, he didn’t miss it. To me this was unimaginable — how could a person have a TV and not use it?

ЕГЭ: Grammar and Lexis Part 2 #2

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Conflict


1. Conflict is a part of life. It exists as a reality of any relationship, and is not (NECESSARY) bad.

2. In fact a relationship with no apparent conflict may be (HEALTY) than one with frequent conflict.

3. Conflicts can be (PRODUCT) , creating deeper understanding, close­ness and respect.

4. However, they can also be destructive, causing resentment, (HOSTILE) and pain.

5. Conflicts run all the way from minor differences to critical fights and conflict (RESOLVE) is a skill that can be useful in all aspects of living.

<p>6. If conflict can be avoided in any way, it’s better to go for it. (FORTUNATE) %LANK% , sometimes it is the only way to improve a situation with someone who is hurting you or doing you wrong.</p>

ЕГЭ: Grammar and Lexis Part 1 #2

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Earthquake Strikes Southern Iran


1. This is the latest news from BBC. An earthquake (STRIKE) the southern port city of Bandar Abbas in Iran, cutting power and telephone lines.

2. Emergency teams (SET) (already) up all over the city. They report on the situation in Bandar Abbas every half hour.

3. At the moment they (HELP) people, suffering from injuries. Fortunately, there are no reported deaths in this quake.

4. Iran (LOCATE) on seismic fault lines and is prone to earthquakes.

5. On average one earthquake (HIT) the country each day, although most are minor tremors and are often in sparsely populated regions.

The deadliest quake to hit Iran in recent years was in 2003, when 25,000 people (DIE) in a 6.7-magnitude quake in Bam.

This is a breaking news update. Check back soon for (FAR) infor­mation.

ЕГЭ: Grammar and Lexis Part 3 #1

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From Failure to Success


Failure is something that we all face in our lives. I’ve sure had my (1) _____ I remember that by the mid 1990s, I had worked myself all the way from a sales per­son to Marketing Director of a thriving company only to discover that I really did not like that position.

So I did something radical. I decided (2) _____ that very secure job and start my own advertising based business. It was an original idea in an industry I was very familiar with - a business magazine mailed to local business owners around my community. A great idea plus my hard work ethic would work, I was sure.

Both my wife and I put everything we had, financially and emotionally, into this idea. It was very exciting to see how fast we acquired our first (and last) 30 clients! Within a couple of months we had a real magazine! Clients were getting fantastic results. There was only one small problem. Although clients were (3) _____ about the return they were getting, some still had financial problems...

... and couldn’t continue on a regular (4) _____.

The bottom line was that we eventually (5) _____ out of money. Then, on top of having to close down the magazine, we even had to sell our car just to pay post­age for the last mailing!

I was devastated ... my dream had died. I remember how depressed I was. I had no job, no money, and worst of all - a seriously damaged sense of confidence. Maybe, that’s where you are now.  It took another two months for me to hit the real bottom when I had to sell our earthquake preparedness kit to buy some food...we were that (6) _____.

But I didn’t give up hope to find employment. A week later, totally out of the (7) ______ , I re­ceived a call from a stranger offering me the best job I’d ever had. An old friend who I hadn’t talked with for years referred me to him. It was nothing short of a miracle, It was eerie.

ЕГЭ: Grammar and Lexis Part 2 #1

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A Global Language


1. Nowadays English is quickly becoming the global language, and it dominates the world in many ways. One of the reasons is the fact that Great Britain was a global power during the (COLONY) days, and today America is, perhaps, the most powerful nation in the world.

2. Due to this (DOMINATE) , learning English is essential for successful communication in our global society.

3. This is (CLEAR) seen in the business world. Today, a meeting be­tween business leaders from different nations is more likely to occur in English.

4. The Internet also plays a role in making English the dominant language. By far, the vast (MAJOR) of online resources are written in En­glish.

5. In addition, most forums are frequently visited by people who can speak English, which means that free sharing of ideas online is more(ACCESS) to those who know English.

6. Today, English is inevitably turning into a global language. So it’s (SURPRISE) that in order to make an impact on today’s economy, one must be able to use English well.


ЕГЭ: Grammar and Lexis Part 1 #1

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My First Year at Wennington School


1. I (COME) to Wennington School in the autumn of 1968.

2. The school itself was doing rather well; it had a new theatre and science building but the rest of the school was much as it (BE)  for years before.

3. Life in general was not too bad for me. In the first year I (BULLY) a bit by a couple of boys. There were always two or three pupils in every class that did get some bullying from the others.

4. However, that (NOT LAST) long.

5. The (ENJOYABLE) aspect of school life for an eleven-year-old Londoner was going to the woods.

6. I spent most of my free time during the first few weeks (EXPLORE) the woods in the company of a classmate.Your new question!

7. Playing down the woods so much had its effects. My group parent report for the summer term of my first year stated: ‘He also succeeds in get­ting dirtier in a short space of time than any other boy I (KNOW) before’.