Проверочная работа по английскому языку 11 класс Биболетова 1 четверть

Guess what genre they are talking about.

musical opera science fiction

melodrama detective thriller

tragedy western ballet

  1. Listen to the teens’ opinions about the films they saw. Finish up their opinions using one of the phrases below.
  1. a) What a bore! 2. a) What a horrible film!

b) What a frightful film! b) What a boring film!

c) What a wonderful film! c) What a fantastic film!

  1. a) It makes me happy! 4. a) It is wonderful!

b) It makes me nervous! b) It is sensational!

c) It makes me want to hide! c) It is nothing to write home about!

Put the parts of the text in right order.

  1. Then, in 1927, Warner Brothers in Hollywood made the first film in which an actor sang and spoke. The film was called Jazz Singer. It opened a new era in films — the era of the “talkies”. The film mostly told its story with titles, but it had three songs and a short dialogue. There were long lines of people in front of the Warner Theatre in New York. The silent film was dead within a year. The first one hundred percent sound film. Lights of New York, appeared in 1928.
  1. Cinema is much younger than theatre. It was born at the end of the 19th century. The first people who showed the first movies to a paying public were the Lumiere Btothers of France. They did this on the 20th February 1896 at the Grand Cafe, Boulevard des Capucines, Paris. This was the first cinema show and it was quickly followed by many others in all parts of the world. All the 1996 we celebrated the hundredth anniversary of cinematography.
  1. The first colour films were made in the 1930s, but the black-and-white films are made even today.
  1. At first, films were shown anywhere: in music halls, clubs and shops. By 1908, special film theatres were being built to give regular programmes. At this time cinema rapidly developed in both the New and the Old World. Charlie Chaplin made his first film, Making a living, in 1914 in the USA. At that time the world was crazy about Charlie, that was created by Charlie Spencer Chaplin. His Charlie, small and clumsy yet kind-hearted, generous and brave, has attracted the hearts of simple people in different countries. Sometimes they would stand in long queues to see a film with their favourite actor. The first films in the West were mainly melodramas or comedies.
  1. The first films showed moving people and transport or newsreels of processions and wars, and short comedies. In 1901 France was the first country to produce a dramatic film, The Story of a Crime, which was followed by The Great Train Robbery in the United States in 1903.
  1. Find the words that is different.
  1. cartoon, western, opera, documentary
  2. excellent, superb, great, dreadful
  3. “PG”, “GP”, “NC-17”, “R”
  4. thriller, opera, ballet, tragedy
  5. awful, terrific, lousy, horrible
  6. absolutely, really, extremely, very
  1. You can evaluate in this way:

astonishing awful bad boring dreadful excellent extraordinary

fantastic frightful good great horrible impressive

lousy magnificent marvelous not bad nothing special outstanding

nothing to write home about reasonable rotten sensational

splendid superb wonderful

Which words can be used to negative, positive, neither negative nor positive attitude? Put the words into 3 columns

Terrible (ужасный) Terrific (необычайный) Not very good

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  1. Here is the story about Steven’s likes and dislikes.

Change it to show that he really likes or dislikes something.

  1. I like to go to the cinema. ________________________________
  2. I prefer to watch action films. ________________________________
  3. They are very dynamic. ________________________________
  4. I don’t like melodramas. ________________________________
  5. They are full of tears. ________________________________
  6. I hate tears. ________________________________
  7. I dislike theatre, especially opera. ________________________________
  8. It is very complicated. ________________________________
  9. I enjoy comedies. ________________________________
  1. There are a lot of theatres in Russia but the most famous is the Bolshoi Theatre.

Do you know the history of the Bolshoi Theatre? Put in the missing words in the right form. There are two extra words.

dance comedy opera drama sing

dancer ballet singer

The first building of the Bolshoi Theatre was built in 1776. The modern building of the theatre was created by the architect O. Bovet in 1825. In the theatre 1) ____________ and 2) _______________ of M. Glinka, A. Dargomyzhsky, P. Tchaikovsky are performed. In the theatre famous Russian 3)__________ I. Kozlovsky, E. Obraztsova, A. Pirogov 4) ______________. The most outstanding 5) ________________ G.Ulanova, M. Plisetskaya, V. Vasiliev, M. Liepa 6) ________________.

  1. Here are the impressions about two different films.

Choose the words from the box and put them into the gaps and find out what genres these films are.

  1. Wonderful / horrible / magnificent / rotten
  2. Romantic / realistic / mysterious / boring
  3. Criminals and detectives / vampires and werewolves / music and singing / fights and shooting
  4. True to life / boring / moving / dynamic
  5. Couldn’t help crying / couldn’t help yawning / made me want to laugh / made me want to screen
  1. Yesterday I saw a 1) _______________________ film. I’ve never seen such a 2_________________

Story before. The film was stuffed with the adventures of the unusual things such as 3) __________

and __________________. They were so 4) ______________________ that they 5)_____________ and hide. But I adore such films.

The girl saw __________________________.

  1. Some days ago I saw a 1) ______________________film. It was a 2) __________________ story. There were a lot of 3) __________________ and ________________ . It was so 4) ______________

that I 5) ____________________ but the happy end of the film made me feel wonderful too.

The boy saw __________________________ .

  1. Cinema combines different arts. That’s why people of different professions are involved in film making.

Who are these people? Match the name of the profession and what they do.

camera operator actor electrician costume designer make-up-artist

boom operator sound mixer director stuntman /-woman

editor director of photography producer scriptwriter

__________________ has general control of the money for a film but he doesn’t direct the actors.

__________________ fixes the lights and all other electrical equipment

__________________ is the boss and tells everybody what to do. He works very closely with the actors

__________________ looks through the camera, and operates the equipment

__________________ decides the position of the camera, and everything to do with the light and colour.

__________________ writes scripts for films, shows

__________________ holds the microphone

__________________ does all the dangerous things instead of actors

__________________ chooses the best bits of the shooting film, cuts film and puts the bits together

__________________ operates the microphones and gets very angry with people who makes noises

during the filming

__________________ pretends to be another person and acts in a film

__________________ prepares costumes: dresses, suits for films

__________________ can make a new face for an actor

IV. GRAMMAR (Emphatic structures)

  1. The director of the film is scolding (браниться) the young actor.

What conversation might take place between them.

Why don’t you work hard? But I do work hard.________________

Why haven’t you learnt the role by heart? ________________________________

Why didn’t you come here? ________________________________

Why don’t you look at me? ________________________________

Why aren’t you ready for work? ________________________________

Why haven’t you changed the costume? ________________________________

Why don’t you follow my instructions? ________________________________

Why aren’t you a star? ________________________________

  1. Match the following English proverbs with the Russian equivalents.
  1. All is not gold that glitters.
  2. The devil is not so black as it is painted.
  3. Nothing is so bad but it might have been worse.
  1. Answer the questions:
  1. What are the biggest film corporations in the USA?
  2. What was the first film demonstrated to the audience about?
  3. What was the first name of the first theatre in London?

What would you write in a letter to a pen friend club on one of the following themes? (15-20 sentences)

  1. “Films you like best”. 2. “ Plays that you like best”.
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