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1Read the text and do the tasks that followPantomimes are very popular in Britain at Christmas. Most big towns and cities have their own pantomime. This is a humorous musical play usually performed in the open air. A pantomime is usually based on a traditional story which everyone knows, and the show itself is very exciting, with lots of jokes, songs and dancing. Sometimes the audience takes part in the performance, too.
The tradition began over two hundred years ago and has been a part of Christmas celebrations ever since. At first it was merely an entertainment for children, but now adults enjoy it as much. Of course, there have been a lot of changes over the years. Some elements, like joking and singing, were added, but the basic plot has remained the same. Every pantomime must have three main characters: a young man, a young lady and a ”dame”. The first two always marry at the end, and the dame, the comic figure, tries to prevent them from doing it.
There are all possible kinds of pantomimes, and a lot of famous singers or comedians take part in them. Thus the old tradition is enriched with modern ideas and fresh forces, which is so typical of the British.
Choose the best sentence ending (a, b, c or d) which is true to the text1. Pantomimesare a sort of entertainment for children;
started not so long ago;
are absolutely the same in every area;
have the same principal characters.
2. The principal charactersare always played by pop singers;
are found in every pantomime;
are all comic figures for people to laugh at;
are always performed by famous comedians.
3. New ideasbring life into old stories that the pantomimes are based on;
can prevent the characters from getting married;
make people feel sorry and sad;
are something pantomimes can’t do without.
4. The songs and dances in pantomimeshave been a part of every pantomime from the very beginning;
were added to please the children;
are one of those new ideas which didn’t let pantomime die;
have always been the funniest part of them.
2. Reading. Mark the statements T (true), F (False), NS (Not Stated).
I lay awake all night thinking about the next day, which was my birthday. My uncle Bob was going to take us to EuroDisney. At last, it was morning and I jumped out of bed. “Hurry! We can’t keep Uncle Bob waiting!” I shouted to my Dad and we set off. We arrived at EuroDisney and looked for my uncle but there was no sign of him. “Jenny, we’ve been waiting for ages. Why don’t we go on and check out the rides ourselves?” said Dad. When we got onto the rollercoaster I saw Mickey Mouse waving at me. Then later, as we walked towards the fairytale castle, we saw Mickey waving at me again. “That’s very friendly, isn’t it, Jenny?” said my mum. “He must do that to all other kids,” I said but I was secretly pleased. Before we knew it, it was time for lunch. We made our way towards the restaurant, and believe it or not, there was Mickey again, but this time with a huge birthday cake. “I think it’s your birthday today, young lady,” he said in a very familiar voice. He took off his big mask and there was my uncle Bob standing in front of me! My parents smiled and everyone wished me a happy birthday.
EuroDisney was the best place to celebrate the birthday.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
Jenny was glad to see Mickey Mouse waving at her.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
They decided to go home to have lunch.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
It turned out that Mickey was Jenny’s uncle Bob.
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
Nobody wished Jenny a happy birthday
1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
Jenny spent her birthday in EuroDisney1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
3. Use of English. Vocabulary and Grammar.Choose the correct answer A, B or C.
1. Look! The man on the road ………. (dance)!
 a. danced b. is dancing c. has been dancing
2. I ……. (revise) for my English test yesterday
revised b. was revising c. had revised
3. Who is ………. (funny) boy in your class?
funnier b. funniest c. the most funny
4. Let’s go to the ………….. with me! I need to buy some aspirin.
butcher’s b. optician’s c. chemist’s
5. Can you add a ………….. of salt in my steamed vegetables?
pinch b. loaf c. litre6. My best friend is …….. with ……. ears and …….. lips.
small, long, bushytall, small, fullshort, curly, thin7. The paper ……. (make) from wood.
makes b.is made c. is being made
8. A shaking of the ground is called …….
tornado b. flood c. earthquake
9. It’s getting warmer and warmer on the Earth. The …….. is coming.
famine b. headmaster c. global warming
10. We will be ………… when we pass our English test successfully.
on cloud nine b. feeling under the weather c. heard through the grapevine
11. The plane took off ten minutes after the last passenger had………. it.
caught b. boarded c. booked
12. ………… I ask you a question?
may b. should c. must
13. You ………….. feed crocodiles and tigers at the zoo.
mustn't b. don’t have to c. might
14. This picture ……… at the beginning of the century.
was painted b. had painted c. painted
15. A great amount of snow falling from the mountains is ……
tsunami b. drought c. avalanche