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1 Grade Task 1: Read the text and answer the questions: Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin was one of the most important Americans in history. In the early part of his life, Franklin was a business person and inventor. He ran the Pennsylvania Gazette (newspaper) and also published Poor Richard's Almanac. Poor Richard's Almanac was very popular because it made predictions about the future and had wise sayings. Ben Franklin also invented the Franklin stove, lightning rod, bifocals (eyeglasses), and started America's first library. He is probably best known for his kite experiment which proved electricity could be harnessed from lightning. In the later part of his life, Franklin became interested in politics. He spent many years in England before coming back to America. In 1776, Franklin helped Thomas Jefferson write the Declaration of Independence. Two years later, he went to France and convinced the French to help America in the war against England. After the war, Franklin joined the Continental Congress and signed the Constitution. He died in Today, Ben Franklin is honored on the $100 dollar bill. His name is honored on highways, schools, and businesses across America. 1. Which of the following is something invented by Ben Franklin? a) Headphones b) Electricity c) Bifocals d) Kites 2. Which is something that may have been found in Poor Richard's Alamanac? a) Directions for operating a soda machine. b) The score of a football game. c) "A penny saved is a penny earned". d) People's phone numbers. 3. Which of the following did Ben Franklin not do? a) Become president. b) Sign the Constitution. c) Help with the Declaration of Independence.

2 d) Travel to England. 4. What happened first? a) Franklin goes to France. b) 1776 c) Franklin signs the Constitution. d) Franklin went to England. 5. Today, Ben Franklin is honored on the dollar bill? a. 50 b. 100 c d. 200 Task 2: Choose the correct tense (Simple Present or Present Perfect Progressive). 1. I usually (to go) to the English Club on Saturdays. 2. They (to travel) since last year. 3. She (to run) every morning. 4. My sister (to play) the violin every evening. 5. We (to study) Geography for three years already. 6. My friends (to prepare) this project for three weeks now. 7. I (to go) to the gallery at the weekends. 8. When (to go /you) to bed in the evenings? 9. How long (to reading/they) their task now? 10. How often (to take/you) a holiday per year? Task 3: a) Complete the sentences using the structure of the verbs of Conditional sentences type If he (do) his best, he (win) the game. 2. We (get) these glasses if they (look) nice on my nose. 3. It (surprise / not) my father if I (come/ not) to the party with him.

3 4. If I (have) more time, I (teach) you how to play the piano. 5. If she (work) harder, she (get) higher results. b) Choose the correct answer: 1. The smell of the flowers is --- the smell of the fresh rain in the garden. A. more strong from B. more strong than C. stronger from D. stronger than 2. I --- to leave the office early today. A. had better B. have C. should D. will 3. I need a gift for my grandmother's birthday. This bag looks nice, so I might buy ---. A. her for it B. it for her C. she for them D. them for she

4 4. There --- many famous scientists in the history of the modern world. A. were B. have been C. has been D. were being 5. I need to go to the office right now. These parcels --- as soon as possible. A. are sending B. are going to send C. have to send D. have to be sent 6. The French language --- from left to right. A. is writing B. is written C. wrote D. was used to writing 7. She has a very --- voice when she speaks to children. A. enormously B. pleasant C. hardly D. quickly

5 8. The agenсy gave me three blanks. I filled --- right away. A. it out B. out it C. them out D. out them 9. There was a big tragedy on the road. It --- around 6 p.m. A. was happened B. was happen C. happening D. happened 10. A short letter --- was found in a case with old things. A. Lincoln was written B. Lincoln wrote it C. that Lincoln wrote D. that Lincoln wrote it

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