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READING COMPREHENSION TEST

 

 

Fear of flying

 

Have you ever flown? How do you feel about flying?

People who often travel for business usually find it boring. People who fly only once in a while are excited. However, some people feel only terror when they board an airplane. They suffer from phobia, an illogical fear.

If you are afraid of poisonous spiders, it is logical. If you are afraid of all spiders, even harmless ones, this is a phobia because it is illogical. Some people have phobias about heights, being shut up in a small area, or being in a large, open area. It is not logical to be afraid of these things when there is no danger.

Fear of flying is another phobia. We often have a plane crash in mind, but we don’t think about millions of safe flights. Riding in a car is 30 times more dangerous than flying, but most people are not afraid when they get into a car.

People feel afraid of flying for different reasons. Sometimes, they are afraid of heights and they don’t dare to look out of the windows if they are in a high-rise building. Some people might be afraid of being in enclosed places like an elevator or in tunnel on a highway. There are people who are afraid of crowds and all the noise and people rushing around at airports. This specially bothers older people. Some people are afraid of the unknown and they do not understand the technology of flying. They can’t believe that a huge airplane can stay in the air.

For some people fear of flying is not important because they do not need to travel. But there are people who work for international companies, or entertainers who have to visit many different places in a month. Their job depends on flying.

There is help for people with fear of flying. There are special classes in which they can learn to control their fear. They spend some time at an airport with special instructors, pilots, psychologists. They talk about flying and safety, they can hear different noises made by an airplane and listen to tape recordings of a takeoff and landing… Finally they are ready for a short flight. Some of them still have their phobia, but they know how to control their fear. Some of them even learn to enjoy flying.


 

Based on the information from the text “Fear of flying” choose the correct answer:

 

1. ______ usually think flying is boring.

People who have a phobia about flying

People who fly once in a while

People who are excited

People who fly on many occasions

 

5. ______ especially bother older people.

Crowds at airports

High-rise buildings

Spiders

Businessmen

2. It is reasonable to be afraid of

all spiders

all insects

spiders that contain poison

harmless spiders

 

6. People are afraid of flying because of

plane crashes

various reasons

engine noise

takeoffs

3. A phobia is

logical

illogical

harmful

chemical

 

7. A fear of flying is not important to some people because

they are entertainers

they can take a class about flying

they don’t need to fly

they can control their fear

 

4. A person with a fear of enclosed places doesn’t like

high places

walking on a path

being in a tunnel

being in the air

 

8. People can overcome their fear of flying if

they enjoy flying

they control their feelings

they attend special classes

they talk to a pilot

 

GRAMMAR AND VOCABULARY TEST

 

 

I           Choose the correct answer:                                                      

     1.  “What language ______ in Cuba?”

they speak               speak they               do they speak                      does they speak

  1. “We stayed at home last night.”   “Oh, _____.”

don’t                       didn’t we                 didn’t you                           I didn’t

  1. Look at  ______ two rings on my finger. They belonged to _____ grandmother.

that / my                  these / my                these / mine                         those / mine

  1. Jamaica is ______ island in ______ Caribbean.

a…the                     an… the                  the… the                             an… a

  1. She ______ several mistakes in the dictation.

did                           do                            made                                 make

  1. When he was five, he ______ very well.

can read                   might read               could read                           could to read

  1. “Will you  ______ us a story, mum?”

say                           said                         tell                                       told

  1. ______ butter in the fridge?

There is some          Is it some                 There is any                         Is there any

  1. Would you like to go ______ a walk ______ the park this afternoon?

to… in                     for… at                   for… in                               to… at

  1. We ______ on the beach if we were in Greece.

would be                 should be                will be                                 shall be

  1. “May I ______ your pencil?”  “Certainly.”

lend                         spend                      want                                    borrow

  1. “Where’s Bill?”  “He’s not here. I think he’s ______ to the bank.”

been                         gone                       going                                   working

 


II         Find the mistakes and write the correct sentences:                                                                       

  1. Were’s John? Why he isn’t here?

  

  1. “What is Mr. Black doing?”   “He’s engineer.”

 ?"      "  ."

  1. These books are my, but these newspaper is your.

 ,  .

  1. You should eat so quick! It’s not good to your stomach.

 !   .

  1. If everyone take care when crossing the road, there will be more accidents.

 ,  .

III        Complete the sentences. Use the correct form of the verbs in brackets.                                     

Peter Jones  (drive) home yesterday when he  (see) a house on fire. He  (stop) his car immediately and  (run) out. Someone  (shout) for help. Peter  (break) the door and  (go) in. There  (be) smoke everywhere, but he  (get) the old woman out.

“It was dangerous, but I  (do) the same thing again if someone needed help”, said Peter to the reporters last night.


IV        Rewrite the sentences in a different way, but without changing the meaning. Use the given words below the sentence.                                                                                                                                      

  1. Alexander Bell invented the telephone in 1876.

The telephone  .

  1. He walks to school in15 minutes.

It   15 minutes to  foot.

  1. I do apologize for my forgetting your birthday.

I’m    I  your birthday.

  1. I think no one is as beautiful as your sister in this school.

I think your sister is  in this school.

  1. Money is important, but not as important as love.
            Love is  .