Учебное пособие: Методические указания к выполнению контрольных работ для студентов заочной формы обучения. Дисциплина: Английский язык

Федеральное агентство по образованию

Югорский государственный университет

Гуманитарный факультет

Кафедра иностранных языков

Углева И.В.

Методические указания к выполнению контрольных работ

для студентов заочной формы обучения.

Дисциплина: Английский язык

Специальность: 080504 Государственное и муниципальное управление

Курс II

Семестр весенний 2007-2008 учебный год

Ханты-Мансийск 2007

1. Содержание теоретического раздела дисциплины, необходимого для выполнения контрольной работы.

Работа с текстом с целью извлечения общей информации.

Ознакомление с новой лексикой и отработка новой лексики, чтение, перевод с англ. на рус. яз.

Грамматика, повторение грамматических структур: система видо-временных форм английского глагола, страдательный залог.

2. Основные требования к выполнению, оформлению и защите контрольной работы

2.1. Контрольную работу нужно выполнять чернилами в школьной тетради, на обложке которой следует привести необходимые сведения:

Югорский государственный университет Факультет заочного обучения

Специальность ________________________________________

Группа _______________________________________________

Контрольная работа по ___________________


Номер варианта ___________________________

семестр 200 _____________________ — 200_____ учебного года

осенний, весенний

Студент _________

фамилия, имя, отчество

Номер зачетной книжки ______________

Адрес: ______________________________

Дата предоставления на проверку_

2.2. Условия заданий в контрольной работе надо переписать полностью без сокращений. Для замечаний преподавателя на страницах тетради оставлять поля.

2.3. Контрольная работа своевременно передается студентом на факультет заочного обучения для проверки, рецензирования и оценки.

2.4. Если контрольная работа при рецензировании не зачтена, студент обязан внести необходимые изменения и представить работу на повторную рецензию.

2.5. Студент должен быть готов во время зачета или экзамена дать пояснения по решению задач соответствующей контрольной работы.

3. Выбор варианта и задач (заданий) контрольной работы

Номер варианта следует выбирать в соответствии с первой буквой фамилии студента:

· первый вариант выполняют студенты, фамилии которых начинаются с букв: А, Б, В, Г, Д;

· второй — с букв Е, Ж, 3, И, К, Л;

· третий — с букв М, Н, О, П, Р;

· четвертый — с букв С, Т, У, Ф, X;

· пятый — с букв Ц, Ч, Ш, Щ, Э, Ю, Я.

4. Порядок выполнения контрольной работы.

1.Выполните задания контрольной работы

2.После выполнения заданий к тексту его следует письменно перевести.

5. Варианты контрольных работ.

Вариант 1

Task 1

Underline the correct word/s.

1 A: Did you get / got the email I sent you yesterday?
B: Yes, thanks, I did/'got.

2 How you felt/did you feel when they told/did tell you about moving offices?

3 A: Did you tell/told him about the change of plans?
B: Yes, I told./I did.

4 I didn't see/didn't saw the reason for the delay, so I got/did get angry.

Task 2

Complete the dialogue using the verbs from the list below in the past simple. There is a mixture of affirmative, negative and question forms. There is one negative question.

go take think sell like have (x2) make (x2) be (x4) buy

dale: Hi, Jill.You (1)… to the Milan Fashion Show last week, didn't you?

(2)… you… a good trip?

jill: Yes, it was great.

dale: (3)… you… any useful contacts?

jill: Well, there (4)… loads of people at the show, and I (5)… a lot of good

contacts but we (6)… nearly as many orders as last year.

dale: Oh, why was that? (7)… they… our new styles?

jill: No, no, that (8)… the problem. The shoes (9)… really well, but we

(10)… so successful with some of our other products, like handbags, for example, an

there (11)… much more competition this year.

DALE: Who from?

jill: Well, the Paul Smith stand was really busy.

dale: Oh, but his clothes are expensive… Um, (12)… people at the show

… our prices were too high?

jill: Possibly. But we (13)… the authority to lower them at the time.

dale: Oh, what a shame. So it was a waste of a trip then?

jill: Well, not exactly… I (14)… this great pair of Prada shoes and this Gucci handbag ...

Task 3

Complete this article about Vivendi by putting each of the verbs in brackets into the past simple. Most of the verbs are irregular. Translate it into Russian.

Vivendi: 150 years of history

Vivendi, the French utilities and communications group, has a long history going back to 1853. In that year the Government (1)… (create) Compagnie Generale des Eaux. The

founders (2) (have) two objectives: to irrigate the countryside for farming and to supply water to towns and cities in France. In 1880 a treaty (3) (give) Generale des Eaux the right to supply water to Venice, and then Constantinople and Oporto (4) (come) soon after. By the time of the centenary celebrations in 1953 Generale des Eaux (5) (supply) water to eight million people in France.

In the 1960s and 1970s the company (6)........(begin) activities in the area of civil construction and (7)

(build) a large tower block in the La Defense business district of Paris.

During the 1980s Generale des Eaux (8) (join) with the Havas media group to create Canal Plus, a pay TV channel. They also (9) (take) a controlling stake in the civil engineering giant, SGE. In the 1990s they (10) (win) major contracts in the Asia Pacific region and in Latin America. Jean-Marie Messier 11) (become) CEO in 1996 and (12) (run) the company along American lines. He (13) (sell) $5 billion in assets and (14) (cut) the workforce by 10%. All this (15) (mean) that an annual loss of $600 million (16) (turn) into a profit of $320 million. In 1998 he (17) (change) the name of the group to Vivendi and soon after (18) (make) a series of partnerships and acquisitions in the telecommunications industry. Operations in North America (19) (grow) very quickly afterthis and in 2000 Vivendi (20) (buy) Seagram to become a truly international media and communications company.

Task 4

Complete the sentences by putting the verbs in brackets into either the past simple or past continuous. Sometimes the same tense is used twice; sometimes different tenses are used.

1 What…… (eat) when you… (go) to Paris?

2 While I… (negotiate) the contract, my boss… ...(phone) me to

say that he wanted completely different conditions.

3 The last time something like this… (happen), she… (call) a

press conference immediately.

4 Anne… (explain) her proposal when Pedro… (interrupt) her.

5 We never got the chance to interview him. While we… (investigate) the incident, he

… (resign).

6 When he… (finish) reading the article, he… (give) it to me.

7 Everyone… (wait) for the meeting to begin when he… (call) to

say that he was stuck in a traffic jam.

8 When I… (clean) the piece I… (drop) it by mistake.

9 I (find) the missing file while I… (look) for some other


10 When Tim… (arrive), we… (tell) him what had happened.

Вариант 2

Task 1

Underline the correct words.

1 You often work/Do you often work at the weekend?

2 I don't know/not know why your invoice hasn't been paid. I'll try to find out.

3 Excuse me, does you know/do you know if this is the way to the IT seminar?

4 Sorry, that projector don't work/doesn't work. Use this one instead.

5 A: Do you know our new sales rep Marta?
B: Yes, I do./Yes, I know.

6 A: Is that Linda Napier over there?

B: Yes, she works/she do work here.

7 / writing/I'm writing the report at the moment. It should be ready tomorrow.

8 They not replying/They're not replying to my emails. I'll have to phone them.

9 Why is there such a long delay? What is happening? I is happen?

10 You are enjoying/Are you enjoying this conference?

11 Can Karen call you back? She's speak/She's speaking on another line.

12 A: Is Sarah Kennedy expecting me?
B: Yes, she's expecting./Yes, she is.

Task 2

Match sentences 1-5 with their uses a)-e).

a) permanent facts

b) habits and repeated actions

c) actions in progress at the moment of speaking

d) temporary actions happening 'around now'

e) current trends and changing situations

1 These days we're selling more and more of our products abroad.

2 Look! They're selling malt whisky at 20% discount in duty free!

3 We're selling the new model, but we don't have any in stock right now.

4 We usually sell around 40% of our annual total at Christmas time.

5 We sell a full range of consumer electronics, from TVs to cameras.

Task 3

Jane introduces Claude to Joao in London. Complete the dialogue by putting each of the verbs in brackets into the correct form of the present simple.

jane: Claude, (1)… (you/know) Joao? Joao (2)… (be)

from Brazil, but he worked with me in Paris last year. He (3)…

(know) a lot about your line of work.

claude: Really! Well I (4)… (be) very pleased to meet you, Joao.

JOAO: Pleased to meet you too, Claude.

claude: So, what exactly (5)… (you/do)?

joao: I (6)… (work) in the oil industry as a market analyst.

claude: Oh, so you (7)… (make) decisions about levels of production?

joao: No, I (8) (not make) any decisions really. My job

(9)… (involve) studying market trends and giving advice on levels of


claude: Still, that's a lot of responsibility.
joao: Well, yes, but Brazil (10)… (not/be) a major producer like Saudi

Arabia. What about you?
claude: I work for a French company that (11)… (supply) specialised

equipment to the oil industry. We (12)… (be) one of the biggest

companies in our market.

JOAO: Oh, really? And (13)… (you/often/come) to London?

claude: Yes, quite often. My company (14)… (have) an office here. It

(15)… (not/take) long to get here now, if you travel by Eurostar.

Could I give you my card?

Task 4

Complete this newspaper article about the Brazilian company Gerdau by using the words from the list below. Each set of words fills two spaces.

is becoming/companies is making/flexible is attracting/attention is approaching/market share is getting/right is raising/plants is beginning/expectations is modernising/law

Gerdau: a Brazilian success story

Gerdau, the Brazilian steel maker, (la)… one of Latin. America's most successful (1b)… It (2a) productivity in its (2; it 3a) the price and timing of its takeovers of smaller companies (3b); and, most important, it (4a) to

understand investors' (4b) Investors want a firm that's focused and transparent, with a simple share structure, and that's exactly what Gerdau gives them. The only problem in the short term is a problem of success. Gerdau (5a) a 50% (5b) in its

domestic market, and so it (6a) the (6b) of Cade, themonopolies authority.

These days it's much easier to do business in Brazil. The government is simplifying the company-tax

structure, it (7a) the labour market more(7b) by changing the restrictive labour laws, and it

(8a)… company (8b) in general

Вариант 3

Task 1

Underline the correct words.

1 A: What do you do /are you doing?
B: I'm an executive secretary.

2 A: What do you do/are you doing?

B: I'm looking for the details on the computer.

3 A: Where do you work/are you working?
B: Paris this month, then Bonn the next.

4 A: Where do you work/are you working?
B: At our head office in Paris.

5 My name's Walter, and I come/I'm coming from Frankfurt.

6 / come/I'm coming to Frankfurt next Thursday — I can call in to your office.

7 / deal with/I'm dealing with Andrew's clients while he's on holiday.

8 / deal with/I'm dealing with the paperwork and general administration.

9 A: Who do you go/are you going to the Trade Fair with?
B: This year with Stefano.

10 A: Who do you go/are you going to the Trade Fair with? B: Usually with Stefano.

Task 2

Complete the sentences by putting the verbs in brackets into the present simple or present continuous.

1 I… (look at) the details on the screen right now.

2 I (look at) the sales results in detail every month.

3 The production line… (not, work) at weekends.

4 The production line… (not, work) at the moment.

5 Yes, I agree. I… (think) it's a good idea.

6 I (think) about it. I'll let you know tomorrow.

7 Helen (stay) at the Astoria while she's in Madrid this month.

8 Helen (stay) at the Astoria when she's in Madrid.

9 We (take) a sample for testing once a day.

10 We (take) a big risk if we go ahead with the project.

11 They (be) usually very flexible if we need to change the order.

12 They (be) flexible about giving us credit for a few more months.

Task 3

Some of the following sentences are right and some are wrong. Put a tick next to the right ones, and correct the wrong ones.

1 Which wine are you going to have?

2 Which wine are you preferring? do..you..prefer.

3 That's ridiculous — I'm not believing it!

4 That's ridiculous — I'm not doing business with them again!…

5 I'm sorry, I'm not following what you're saying.

6 I'm sorry, I'm not understanding what you're saying.

7 This building is containing all the printing machines.

8 This building is getting very old — soon we'll have to move…

Task 4

Complete this article about the magazine Time Out by using words from the list below. Decide whether to

put the verbs into the present simple or present continuous.

look for move investigate rely want provide

try to

Time Out: time to

Time Out, the London entertainment magazine, has plans for expansion. It

already (1)… the monthly

magazine Paris Passion, and now it

(2)… beyond France to

other markets such as Argentina and Japan. Tony Elliott, Time Out's founder, says he

(3)… local people to

initiate and run the magazines, as Time Out's London office doesn't have the cash or

Вариант 4
management time. Elliott also has plans for the website, Timeout.com, which was

launched in 1995 and (4)…

information about more than 30 cities. It

(5)… on advertising

revenue and a small amount of money from ticket sales to survive. But as Time Out changes and expands, Tony Elliott

(6)… persuade advertisers

in the printed version to take more

space on the Internet site. Also, he

(7)… the possibility of

charging visitors to the site for access to some information. Despite these expansion plans, Elliot says that a flotation on the stock market is out of the question. He

(8)… to keep control of

the business he has built up.

Task 1

Underline the correct words. This exercise includes examples of the past perfect, used to, the past simple and past continuous.

1 While I looked/was looking for my keys, I suddenly remembered I left/had left them at home.

2 In those days the unions used to/had used to go on strike whenever there was/was being a problem.

3 After they were buying/had bought the company, they started/were starting to make a lot of people

4 Jack used to have/was having a Mac, but then he used to change/changed to a PC.

5 I asked about my package in reception, but they said/were saying that it still hadn't arrived/wasn't

6 I was sure that I used to lock/had locked the door to my office last night, but it was/had been open this

7 I'm sure that the winters used to be/had been colder when I was a child. I remember that we used to
walk/were walking to school in the snow every winter.

8 I had gone/went back to the restaurant to look for my umbrella, but found/was finding that someone
took/had taken it.

9 When George saw/was seeing Diane at the seminar, he knew/was knowing that he met/had met her
somewhere before.

10 While I had/was having breakfast I looked/was looking at the financial pages to see the share prices. I saw/was seeing that my original investment grew/had grown by over 40%.

Task 2

Complete this magazine article by putting the verb in brackets into either the past simple or past perfect. In one case only the past perfect can be used, in five cases only the past simple can be used and in six cases both are possible.

On 28 September 2000 the people of Denmark (1)… (vote) 'No' to joining the single European currency, the euro. All the main political parties, the trades unions, the employers and the

media (2)… (campaign) for a

'Yes' vote before the referendum. So why

(3)… (the Danes/reject) the euro?

Let's look first at the economic
background. For many years the Danish
central bank (4)… (be) committed


to keeping the value of the krone stable against the German mark, and this policy

(5)… (be) very successful in

maintaining stability and prosperity. Then the euro was launched in January 1999. In the period after the launch the countries in

the euro zone (6)… (perform)

relatively well in economic terms. How ever, by the time of the referendum the

euro (7)… (fall) significantly

against the dollar, and the central banks of

the USA and Japan (8)… (be)

forced to intervene in the foreign exchange markets to buy euros.

But the 'No' campaign (9)…

(focus) on national identity, not economic

issues. In the end the Danes (10)

(make) their decision because they

(11)… (fear) that economic

integration would eventually lead to political

integration. They (12)… (want) to

keep their independence and freedom.

Task 3

Alan is talking about his first job. Complete what he says with the best form of the verb in brackets. Choose

between the past simple (unit 3), past continuous (unit 3) or past perfect.

interviewer: So, Alan, why did you quit your last job?

ALAN: Well, at the time I (1)… .... (work) as a financial officer for an International

Accountancy firm in London. I (2)… (be) in the same company for three years.

interviewer: How (3)… (you/get) the job?

ALAN: Just after I (4)… (finish) university I (5)… (go) to a job

fair. I still (6)… (decide) what I wanted to do and I was interested to see what

kind of jobs there (7)… (be) at the fair. While I (8)… (look) at

information on one of the stands for a large international accountancy firm, someone

(9)… (give) me an application form to fill in. I thought this might be a good

career opportunity for me as I (10)… (already/take) some accountancy exams

for my degree. So I (11)… (complete) the form and (12)…

(send) it off. They (13)… (interview) me the following week and I got job.

At first, I (14)… (feel) satisfied with the job, but as time went by, things

(15)… (change) and I began to hate working there.

INTERVIEWER: So what (16)… (go) wrong?

ALAN: Well, the situation was this: I (17)… (work) for a person who was very

difficult, er… very demanding… never satisfied. What's more, my job (18)…

(become) too repetitive and I really wanted to do something more creative. So, that's why I

resigned… I (19)… (not have) another job to go to, but I knew I

(20)… (have) to make a change.

Task 4

Complete the sentences with used to or used to/would.

1 With my old boss we… have meetings several times a week.

2 I …………… own a BMW, but now I have an MG.

3 Before they built the new motorway it… take me an hour to get to work.

4 I ………… think I wanted to work for a large organisation. Now I want to be self-employed.

Вариант 5

Task 1

Complete the sentences by putting the verbs in brackets into a form of the present perfect. Use contractions where possible.

1 Are you sure it isn't working?..… (you/try) it?

2 I (never/see) such a boring presentation.

3 Luckily, our customers (not/complain) about the price rise.

4 We (already/spend) quite a lot of money on this project.

5… (they/reply) to your last email?

6 I (not/get) the figures to hand — can I call you back later?

7 Unemployment (go/up) by 2% since January.

8 I'm sorry, she's not here. She… (just/leave).

9 Their shares (fall) by 15% since the merger.

10 (you/ever/take) the Eurostar to Brussels?

Task 2

Complete the sentences with a suitable time expression from the list below. already yet ever never just for since always

1 The goods will be with you soon. They've… left our warehouse.

2 I've… had a great idea! Why don't we launch a new range of colours?

3 We've known each other… more than twenty years.

4 I've… used my credit card on the Internet. I don't think it's safe.

5 I haven't had a chance to speak to Magda…, but I'm sure she'll agree.

6 I've… worked in insurance, ever since leaving university.

7 I'm sorry he hasn't called you back. He's been in a meeting… lunchtime.

8 Have you… been to Sao Paulo? It's completely different from Rio.

Task 3

Read this text about the performance of the Ford car company. Complete the text with the verbs from the list below, using the present perfect.

make fall launch be have cut withdraw spend take perform

Ford: the road to recovery

Although Ford (1) operating profits of over $7 billion in its American market this year, the story in Europe (2)… very different.

Its market share (3)… from 12% six years ago to only 9% now. The truth is that

rivals like Volkswagen and Renault (4)… much better over recent years. They (5) costs and (6)

… exciting and highly successful new models. In contrast, Ford (7) its large saloon, the Scorpio, which was not selling well. But Ford (8) a lot more success at the higher end of the market. Over the last few years it (9) a lot of money buying brands such as Jaguar, Aston Martin and Land Rover, and these models have much higher profit margins. It (10) some time to sort out the problems at Jaguar in particular, but it's now a successful part of the business.

6. Литература

1. Хведченя Л.В., О.И. Васючкова, Т.В. Елисеева и др. Английский язык для студентов-заочников. Гуманитарные специальности: Учебное пособие, 3-е изд., доп. – Мн.; Выш. шк., 2002.

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