10. Предлоги и союзы

Тест 1

Выберите правильный вариант.

1. She was jealous______her friend because she had a better


A) at c) of

B) on d) to

2. The waste paper bin is full______crumpled sheets of pa­per.

A) with c) to

B) for d) of

3. The computer is capable______producing graphics.

A) to c) for

B) of d) in

4. Moscow is especially famous______its elegant architec­ture.

A) for c) with

B) of d) at

5.1 felt very ashamed______making such a stupid mistake.

A) of c) at

B) for d) to

6. Could you add this up for me? I’m not very quick______


A) with c) at

B) in d) on

7. After days of preparation the hall is ready______the

Grand opening.

A) on c) at

B) to d) for

8. Who is responsible______making such a mess?

A) for c) with

B) of d) at

9. She was very proud______his achievements.

A) for c) with

B) of d) at

10. It took some time to get accustomed______driving on

The left.

A) at c) to

B) with d) for

11. We always eat food typical______the region we are trav­elling in.

A) for c) at

B) on d) of

12. Are you aware______any reason why he is late?

A) with c) for

B) about d) of

13. She went out to work not to be dependent_______her


A) on c) with

B) at d) for

14. She never goes out at night because she is afraid______

The dark.

A) at c) of

B) to d) for

15. Because of the flu many teachers were absent_______


A) of c) for

B) from d) at

16.1 feel really sorry______her because she has fallen ill.

A) about c) of

B) with d) for

17. She isn’t satisfied______her progress in English.

A) of c) from

B) with d) at

18. My sister is better______sport than me.

A) at c) of

B) in d) with

19.1 must hurry or I’ll be late______school.

A) at c) for

B)in d)to

20. He was found guilty______robbing the bank.

A) of c) with

B) for d) at

21.1 am short______money at the moment.

A) for c) in

B) with d) of

22. This incident is very similar______what happened yes­terday.

A) with c) in

B) to d) of

23. The teacher got tired______hearing the same old ex­cuses.

A) of c) at

B) from d) with

24. I am suspicious______those people who always ask


A) in c) from

B) of d) at

25. My sister is very keen______fashion.

A) of c) on

B) with d) at

TeСт 2

Выберите Правильный Вариант.

1. It was very nice______you to do my shopping for me.

A) on c) for

B) about d) of

2. I’m sorry______the smell of paint in this room.

A) by c) about

B) for d) at

3. We always have the same food every day. I’m fed up


A) with c) by

B) in d) to.

4.1 was shocked______what I saw. I’d never seen anything

Like that before.

A) on c) at

B) of d) with

5. Susan is married______two children.

A) to c) with

B) for d) —

6. Tom has no money of his own. So he’s totally dependent ______his parents.

A) at c) to

B) on d) of

7. She apologized______me______her behaviour.

A) to, with c) on, for

B) at, to, d) to, for

8. I’m sorry______being rude with you.

A) for c) on

b)- d)at

9. I’m afraid there is no solution______the problem.

A) to c) from

B) for d) on

10. He showed me a photograph______the house where he

Lived as a child.

A) of c) at

B) in d) for

11. The police believe that there is no connection______

The two crimes.

A) between c) with

B) for d) at

12. We called the doctor because Linda was complaining ______a pain in her back.

A) about c) on

B) of d) in

13. We’d better phone______the restaurant to reserve a


A) to c) —

B) for d) in

14. Thank you for the invitation______your party next


A) on c) to

B) by d) at

15. He accused his wife______being jealous.

A) at c) in

B) about d) of

16. I’ve received a cheque______$200.

A) on c) with

B) by d) for

17. Did you know the cause______the fire?

A) of c) from

B) to d) at

18. The children were excited______going to the circus

Next day.

A) for c) about

B) of d) to

19.______my opinion you shouldn’t go to Kate’s party to­morrow.

A) on c) in

B) from d) by

20.1 nearly forgot that it was Jack’s birthday. Fortunately I remembered______time.

A) in c) on

B) for d) at

Тест 3

Выберите правильный вариант.

1. Our house is similar______theirs. I think ours is a bit lag­er.

A) of c) for

B) to d) with

2. Do you belong______a political party?

A) to c) on

B) of d) about

3. It is terrible that some people are dying______hunger

While others eat too much.

A) with c) to

B) for d) of

4. Ann loves complaining. She complains______everything

A) of c) for

B) about d) to

5. He decided to give up sport in order to concentrate ______his studies.

A) on c) about

B) in d) of

6. The accident was my fault, so I had to pay_______the


A) on c) of

B) to d) for

7. Did you hear_______the fight in the club on Saturday


A) of c) about

B) for d) —

8. Have you heard ________ a company called "Smith


A) after c) about

B) of d) for

9. I have lost my keys. Can you help me to look_______


A) of c) for

B) after d) to

10. Who looked______you when you were ill?

A) after c) at

B) for d) to

11. Please don’t shout______me! Be nice to me.

A) to c) of

B) for d) at

12. We passed Tom as we were driving along. I shouted______

Him but he didn’t hear.

A) for c) to

B) of d) at

13. I’ve thought______what you said and I’ve decided to

Take your advice.

A) of c) at

B) about d) to

14.1 don’t know what to get Ann for her birthday. Can you think______anything?

A) of c) at

B) about d) to

15. When I saw Mike, I congratulated him_______passing

His driving test.

A) for c) to

B) of d) on

16. It’s not very pleasant when you are accused_______

Something you didn’t do.

A) for с) of

B)to d) in

17.1 didn’t have any money, I had to borrow some______a

Friend of mine.

A) of c) after

B) from d) over

18. I am not going out yet. I am waiting______the rain to


A) to c) about

B) — d) for

19. The roof of the house is in a very bad condition. I think we ought to do something______it.

A) of c) with

B) about d) after

20. Do you see that girl over there? Does she remind you ______anyone you know?

A) of c) —

B) about d) to

Тест 4

Выберите Правильный Вариант.

1. One can learn to play the guitar _____ two months.

A) in c) for

B) at d) after

2. Jane remembered the dates only______the exam.

A) in c) at

B) on d) to

3 . There is a comfortable chair______the corner of room.

A) at c) on

B) in d) into

4.______the comer of the street you will see a gift shop.

A) at c) on

B) in d) into

5. Susan looks very beautiful______this photograph.

A) on c) from

B) at d) in

6. Many people pay huge sums of money to see our team’s play______football match.

A) in c) at

B) on d) to

7. Call your relatives when you arrive______London.

A) at c) in

B) on d) for

8. Mary wanted to arrive______work______time, but her

Car broke and she was late.

A) at, in c) in, in

B) at, on d) in, on

9. The murderer was sent______prison although his advo­cate did his best to defend him.

A) to c) into

B) in d) at

10. — Have you ever been to Indonesia?

— Yes, last year I went there______business.

A) for c) on

B) in d) at

11. The shop assistant asked Jane to pay______cash.

A) in c) with

B) by d) for

12. In most shops you can pay______credit card.

A) in c) with

B) by d) for

13. Susan was afraid of travelling______sea, so we had to go

______my car.

A) on, by c) by, in

B) at, in d) in, by

14. Can you see any disadvantages______living in the city?

A) at c) in

B) for d) to

15. The behaviour of the aggressive fans caused serious dam­age ______the city centre.

A) of c) to

B) for d) in

16. Jane showed me her wonderful drawings______the sea.

I think she has a great talent.

A) at c) for

B) of d) in

17. Mary feels deeply sorry______homeless pets.

A) for b) with

C) about d) of

18. Many people are shocked______ the truth they hear

About themselves.

A) with c) in

B) by d) about

19. It was generous______the headmaster to give us expen­sive presents.

A) for c) of

B) to d) about

20. Although Jane was very nervous______the exam, she

Was able to concentrate.

A) about c) at b) for d) to 21. There is a terrible car accident. One car collided______

Another one.

A) to c) with

B) in d) into

22. Mary is suspected______telling lies.

A) in c) for

B) of d) at

23. Nowadays many people still suffer______cancer.

A) of c) in

B) from d) because of

24. My grandmother usually looks______me when my par­ents are______holiday.

A) after, on c) after, in

B) for, on d) for, at

25. It is difficult to blame the defeat______the team. They

Did their best.

A) for c) at

B) on d) in

Тест 5

Выберите правильный вариант.

1. I can’t open this door. Have you got a key______the

Other one?

A) for c) from

B) to d) out of

2. The train was late but nobody knew the reason______the


A) for c) to

B) of d) on

3.1 was surprised at her reaction______my suggestion.

A) to c) about

B) towards d) for

4. Do you think we will find a solution______the problem?

A) of c) to

B) for d) on

5. Why are you always jealous______other people?

A) about c) to

B) of d) towards

6. She is married______an American, but lives in England.

A) with c) for

B) to d) on

7. I am sure you are capable______passing the examina­tion.

A) of c) to

B) at d) for

8. The letter he wrote is full______mistakes.

A) of c) in

B) with d) for

9. This cup is filled______tea.

A) with c) in

B) of d) on

10.1 am a bit short______money. Can you lend me some?

A) in c) with

B) of d) off

11. She depends______her parents for money.

A) on c) from

B) in d) out of

12. Some people are still dying______pneumonia even in

Developed countries.

A) from c) of

B) at d) off

13.1 Have searched______my keys but I can’t find them.

A) in c) of

B) for d) after

14. She accused me______being selfish.

A) of c) at

B) for d) in

15. Everybody blamed me______the accident.

A) of c) for

B) about d) on

16. The book is divided______three parts.

A) in c) on

B) into d) on to

17. Don’t point that knife______me. It’s dangerous.

A) at c) in

B) on d) for

18. The school provided all its students______books.

A) on C) on

B) with d) for

19. Everybody blamed the accident______me.

A) for C) on

B) with d) after

20. What is this medicine______?

A) from C) at

B) for d) against

Тест 6

Выберите Правильный Вариант.

1.______the traffic was bad, I arrived on time.

A) although c) despite

B) in spite of d) because of

2. Kate might phone tonight. I don’t want to go out______

She phones.

A) because c) in case

B) because of d) if

3. A dog ran out in front of the car______we were driving

Along the road.

A) in case c) if

B) as d) when

4- _____ they are with an adult, children are not allowed to use the swimming pool.

A) unless c) providing

B) if d) provided

5.1 drew a map for her in case she______the house.

A) can’t find c) won’t find

B) couldn’t find d) don’t find

6. I’ll give you my phone number______you need to con­tact me.

A) because c) in case

B) because of d) if

7.1 used to live near the sea______I was a child.

A) as c) when

B) while d) during

8. The doorbell rang______we were asleep.

A) as c) when

B) just as d) while

9. After the interruption, the speaker went on talking______

Nothing had happened.

A) as c) like

B) as if d) without

10. We usually go out at weekends, but we don’t often go out ______the week.

A) while c) unless

B) for d) during

11. Please, don’t interrupt me______I’m speaking.

A) while c) till

B) until d) during

12. I felt really ill last week. I could hardly eat anything ______three days.

A) white c) unless

B) for d) during

13. We’ll buy some more food in case he______.

A) come c) will come

B) comes d) came

14. When we asked Kate to help us, she agreed immediately, ______I knew she would.

A) like c) how

B) as d) as if

15. I’m moving into my new flat next week. I’m staying with my friend______then.

A) by c) before

B) until d) for

16. My mother once had a part-time job______a tourist


A) as c) how

B) like d) the way

17. You can phone me at the hotel______you need to con­tact me.

A) because c) in case

B) because of d) if

18. My feet are really cold. They’re______blocks of ice.

A) like c) how

B) as d) as how

19.1 don’t watch TV______I’ve got nothing else to do.

A) provided c) as long as

B) unless d) so long as

20. Kate got married______she was 23.

A) when c) as

B) during d) just as

21. My father is a terrible driver. He drives_______he were

The only driver on the road.

A) as c) as if

B) like d) how

22. I’m playing tennis tomorrow______it’s raining.

A) if c) providing

B) unless d) provided

23.1 didn’t get the job______I had all the necessary qualifi­cations.

A) although c) despite

B) in spite of d) because

24. We are going to have a picnic tomorrow_______it’s no


A) unless c) in case

B) providing d) in spite of

25. I’ll phone you tomorrow______usual, OK?

A) how c) as

B) like d) for

Тест 7

Выберите Правильный Вариант.

1.______the house is old, it is still very warm.

A) although c) despite

B) even d) no matter

2.1 couldn’t sleep______very tired.

A) although I was c) despite of being

B) despite I be d) in spite of

3. In spite______the heavy snow, we enjoyed our weekend.

A) — c) from

B) of d) being

4. You should insure your bicycle______stolen.

A) in case it will be c) in case it is

B) if it will be d) if it is

5. She liked teaching in spite of______it was badly paid.

A) it was a fact c) —

B) the fact that d) in fact

6. The club is for members only. You______you’re a member.

A) can’t go in if c) can’t go in unless

B) can go in only d) can go in unless

7. Even______I was really tired, I couldn’t sleep.

A) — c) if

B)that d)though

8. I’ll give you my phone number______you want to speak

To me.

A) in case, c) for

B) if d) providing

9. Kate has been married a long time. She got married ______she was 22 years old.

A) when c) while

B) as d) providing

10. Despite______she wouldn’t take her coat off.

A) it was hot c) being heat

B) that it was hot d) the heat

11. What a beautiful house! It’s______a palace.

A) as c) even

B) like d) however

12. Travelling by car is convenient______you have some­where to park.

A) if not c) provided if

B) providing d) in case

13.______I got home, I had a bath.

A) when c) while

B) as d) if

14. They are very kind to me. They treat me______their

Own son.

A) like I am c) as if I were

B) as if I am d) as if I be

15.1 am going to get this qualification,______long it takes.

A) no matter c) nevertheless

B) however d) while

16. I’ll be in London next week. 1 hope to see Tom______


A) while I will be c) during my visit

B) while I am d) during I am

17. You should inform the police______your car is stolen.

A) if c) in case

B) though d) like

18. The doorbell rang______we were asleep.

A) when c) providing

B) as d) while

19. Jack is away at the moment. I don’t know exactly when

He is coming back but I am sure he’ll be back______


A) by c) on

B) until d) to

20. She was ill last week, but despite______this she went to


A) — c) in

B) from d) of

21.______the manager, she has to make many important


A) like c) when

B) as d) if

22. Why do you talk about him______he were an old man?

A) as c) if

B) as if d) like

23. What are you going to do while they______TV?

A) will be watching c) are watching

B) will watch d) watch

24. Everyone is ill at home. Our house is______a hospital.

A) like c) if

B) as d) in case

Тест 8

Выберите Правильный Вариант.

1. The plane was late but no one knew the reason______the


A) about c) of

B) for. d) to

2. The accident was my fault, so I paid for the damage ______the other car.

A) to c) with

B) for d) on

3. The man was surprised _______ his friend’s reaction

______what he said.

A) with, on c) of, towards

B) at, to d) in, to

4. Do you think they’ll find a solution______this problem

So soon?

A) of. c) to

B) on d) for

5. The police wanted to question the man in connection ______the robbery.

A) with c) to

B) of d) about

6. The police said that there was no connection______the

Two murders.

A) with c) in

B) of d) between

7.______his opinion she looked like a princess.

A) to c) on

B) in d) with

8. Don’t worry. She is jealous______everyone. 1

A) to c) of

B) with d) for

9. Lisa has married______Harry.

A) with c) on

B) to d) —

10. When I realized that I had taken the wrong umbrella, I immediately apologized______my mistake.

A) for c) on

B) to d) about

11. I couldn’t stop my car in time so I crashed______an­other car.

A) — c) in

B) into d) to

12. He loves complaining. He complains______everything.

A) of c) about

B) for d) on

13.1 dreamt______you yesterday.

A) of c) about

B) on d) at

14.1 often dream______being rich.

A) of c) about

B) on d) at

15. When I heard that he had passed his exams, I phoned him to congratulate him______his success.

A) with c) about

B) for d) on

16. I’ll visit you next Sunday and we’ll go for a walk______


A) like c) as

B) how d) for

17. He wasn’t feeling well, but______of this he answered all

The questions of the examiner.

A) although c) despite

B) in spite d) because

18.1 liked this room______it was, before we decorated it.

A) like c) how

B) as d) so

19.______we don’t use our car very often we’ve decided to

Sen it.

A) as c) although

B) when d) despite

20. We have too many bedrooms, so we use one of them ______a study.

A) like c) as

B) for d) how

Заполните пропуски предлогами (тест 9-41).

Тест 9

Money doesn’t mean that much. It never means much

______(1) someone who has always had enough to get by.

The only people who like money are those______(2) a lot

______(3) it and those______(4) none______(5) all.

Тест 1 0

My wives always had a lot______(1) money, and they

Were always worried that someone was going to take it away

______(2) them. I shouldn’t say that______(3) my first

Wife though. She was going to give up everything______(4)

Our marriage. Her father thought I was just a fortune hunter. He was only reconciled______(5) her when the baby was born.

Тест 1 1

He loved his grandchild. He left everything______(1)

Her, this land and all the holdings ______(2) town,

______(3) the condition that Amelia and I would never live

Together. Shortly after her father died, Amelia died

______(4) an airplane crash. Or______(5) least we assume

She died, she was never seen again.

Тест 1 2

The little girl was only three. I couldn’t raise a child my­self, especially a blind child. I found Ms. Ryan and Mrs.

Munsing to help out______(1) the child. As it turned out,

Ms. Ryan actually dislikes children and Mrs. Munsing is far

Too possessive______(2) the child. Fortunately there is a

Nun who lives______(3) the convent on this property who

Comes and gives Sonia her school lessons. She is a very nor­mal child______(4) spite______(5) the fact that she has

Never been on this land and has never played with children her own age.

Тест 1 3

Mrs. Munsing also must have had a headache since she stayed (1) the kitchen and did not serve dinner. Con­versation ______(2) the dinner table was kept______(3)

Safe topics______(4) the difference______(5) life in Rag-staff and New York City.

Тест 14

I left the house without saying thank you______(1) my

Hosts. I ran down the hill and stopped a passing car. I had a lot to tell the chief. I wondered how much he already knew.

The car that picked me up stopped______(2) front of the

Police station; inside I was told the chief was away______(3)

A few days. My tale would have to wait. I spent the afternoon

______(4) my desk trying to piece the story together. At five

O’clock, I had finished my report and returned______(5)

Mrs. Johnson’s house.

Тест 1 5

She said she had been worried______(1) me______(2) I

Had been away and hadn’t told her where I was. It was just like being home with my mother again. She handed me a let­ter that had been delivered______(3) hand (4) the

Afternoon. The address was written______(5) a large, clear


Тест 16

We always had such a quiet life______(1) the hill. When

My father was alive, he never allowed visitors. Tom was the

Only person my father had confidence______(2). When he

Died______(3) a heart attack______(4) my marriage, I

Blamed myself and was overcome______(5) guilt.

Тест 1 7

It seemed that the only way to provide______(1) my

Daughter and husband and still stay close______(2) the land

I loved was to "disappear". Small plane crashes are very con­venient. It was a very difficult life______(3) both my hus­band and me. Fortunately I had the comfort______(4) the

Friends______(5) the village who sheltered me.

Тест 1 8

I went______(1) the back______(2) the house where I

Could sit______(3) a bench and look______(4) the prop­erty. Down in the valley I could see the main building ______(5) the convent.

===== Тест 1 В =

She never leaves this valley unless she goes up______(1)

The air______(2) her plane. She never goes______(3) town

With the rest______(4) them. She does come here and take

Care______(5) Sonia.

Тест 2O

There has been nothing but trouble ever since she came

______(1) this house. He got her to take care______(2)

Poor little Sonia, but she began to act as if she owned the house. Later, when Mr. Fitch married, she acted all sweet

______(3) the new wife, but here______(4) the kitchen she

Would complain______(5) getting in the way.

Тест 21

None______(1) them had anything to do______(2)

Poor little Sonia. If it hadn’t been______(3) the nun who

Comes______(4) the morning to give her lessons, no one

Would pay any attention______(5) her, except me and Tom.

Тест 22

I was startled______(1) the bitterness______(2) her


"Look______(3) this garden. To you it may not look

Beautiful. Other people tell me the colors______(4) the

Flowers do not go well together, but they have only one sense. People trust their eyes too much. We must use other senses to appreciate a garden."

I walked over______(5) her and felt the soft leaf of a


Тест 23

I looked______(1) the garden. She was right. I did not

Think it was beautiful. The color of the flowers and the ar­rangement ______(2) the plants would not have been done

______(3) that manner______(4) a professional gardener.

"These are beautiful flowers," I said, hoping to express my interest______(5) the garden.

Тест 24

"Do you have poisonous plants______(1) your garden?"

"Oh, I have lots______(2) them."

She pointed to a plant______(3) her feet and bent over to

Pick it.

"The juice______(4) this plant is tasteless, but when

Added______(5) tea or any drink, it becomes deadly."

Тест 25

From the porch, Ms. Ryan was calling for us to come ______(1) tea. Sonia reached her hand______(2) her bas­ket and held out some parsley she had just cut. "You are not

Afraid______(3) parsley, are you?" She handed me a bit to


"You go have your tea______(4) Ms. Ryan. And enjoy it."

She then went back to the house. I followed slowly behind and reached the porch where Ms. Ryan was waiting ______(5) me.

Тест 26

I stared______(1) him and wondered why he had both­ered to talk______(2) me. But 1 turned my attention back

______(3) the garden below. I followed the woman with the

Straw hat as she walked into the garden,______(4) the gate,

And______(5) the main house.

Тест 27

Behind me I heard the woman coming from Sonia’s room. I watched the woman with the straw hat come

______(1) the hill. As she approached the top, she refused to

Look______(2) my direction. She concentrated______(3) a

Piece______(4) paper she was holding______(5) both


Тест 28

As she passed I said hello. She ignored me. I stood ______(1) and followed her.

"Have you come to give Sonia her lesson ______(2)

Plants?" She still did not respond.

"It was a pleasure meeting you… Amelia. "

She stopped______(3) an instant and then continued

(4) the house______(5) looking back.

Тест 29

Ms. Ryan led me______(1) the dark hall and______(2)

The steps______(3) a large kitchen that was warm from the

Oven. "Detective Smith would like to talk______(4) you be­fore dinner. I hope he won’t be______(5) your way."

Тест 30

The old woman shot a nervous look in my direction and

Gave a slight nod in the direction______(1) Ms. Ryan. Ms.

Ryan turned ______(2) me and said she would see me

______(3) dinner and left. Mrs. Munsing made herself busy

Preparing the food. I saw______(4) the table the basket

______(5) leaves and herbs that Sonia had collected. The

Parsley was spread out on the table.

Тест 31

Mrs. Munsing had still not turned around. I started the

Conversation_____(1) asking, "What do you think_____(2)

Ms. Ryan?" It proved to be a good opener.

"Oh, Mr. Smith, sir. She’s an evil woman, that one. She acts all sweet and nice, but she’s hard as nails. Don’t trust

Her, Mr. Smith. She grabbed the knife______(3) the table

Top and began to chop the tops______(4) the carrots throw­ing them (5) the sink.

Тест 32

I followed Sara______(1) the bedroom and watched her

Lay my niece (2) the middle of the old bed. I knew

That the next time I saw my niece she would be walking and talking. My sister put a lightweight sheet over her and hold­ing her fingers______(3) her lips, she motioned______(4)

Me to follow her back______(5) the kitchen.

Тест 33

The story was interrupted by Sara’s coming______(1)

The room ______(2) her little daughter Jeannie asleep

______(3) her arms. The entrance of the grandchild shifted

The focus______(4) me______(5) her, and my mother im­mediately took charge of the child’s welfare.

Тест 34

The sound______(1) a small plane______(2) my head

Interrupted my thoughts. The plane was very close

______(3) the earth. I took my binoculars______(4) their

Case and focused on the plane below. It rolled to a stop next to one______(5) the buildings.

Тест 35

There was a group______(1) men sitting______(2) a

Table waiting______(3) someone or something. It looked

Very strange: five men sitting______(4) a table with nothing

______(5) it but a record player.

Тест 36

I noticed some records______(1) a shelf; all were reli­gious songs, but one had no label. I picked it up out

______(2) curiosity. The second I picked it up, every nun

Lifted her finger______(3) her lips to warn me to be silent. 1

Imitated the gesture and put the record______(4) the table

Now I was really curious to know what the record was. I

Wondered if this was a group______(5) nuns that never


Тест 37

I have always been well taken care of. Since my father died

______(1) a heart attack, my two older sisters and my

Mother have been taking care______(2) me, their little boy.

When my sisters got married and moved out of the apart­ment, it was just Mama and I sitting alone______(3) night

Listening______(4) the neighbors fight______(5) door.

Тест 38

When I finished college and went______(1) the Police

Academy, Mama was really proud. She thought that I would

Get a job in the city and be able to stay______(2) her. But

When recruiters came______(3) Arizona, I was offered a job

In Flagstaff.

"Where is that girl?" Eleanor was looking out of the win­dow ______(4) Sara. "She ought to have been here

______(5) now."

Тест 39

"Give her time. You’re always after your sister. Let her

Alone." Mama got up______(1) her chair and moved over to

The sink and began putting away the dishes she had washed earlier. "She’ll come when she can. She has that new baby

______(2) home, you know. You can’t just get up and leave a

New baby, you know. "

"She can get a babysitter." My sister walked over to my mother to help put the dishes into the cabinet. "They make enough money to get a babysitter."

"You can’t trust just anyone to stay______(3) your chil­dren. You’ll find that out." Mama returned to her chair and

Began rearranging the things _______(4) the table. She

Avoided looking______(5) me.

Тест 40

After dinner we all headed______(1) our rooms. My

Room was______(2) the top floor. Below me was Ms. Ryan.

Across the hall was Sonia’s room. Mr. Fitch slept______(3)

The second floor below Sonia’s room.

The first thing I saw when I came______(4) the room

Was a bouquet______(5) parsley on the bedside table.

Тест 41

"Mama, how can you say you’re going to be all alone?

Why, every child in this street is in and out______(1) your

Apartment all day long looking______(2) treats______(3)

Your cookie jar. And______(4) the evening you play cards

And bingo______(5) the ladies in the street. How can you

Say you’re going to be alone?"

Тест 42

My brother was not a good businessman, as my father had suspected. He began to lose our fortune, and we were faced

______(1) selling the land I loved. We agreed______(2) his

Plan to marry a wealthy woman. That plan was helped along

______(3) the efforts______(4) Ms. Ryan, a very capable

Woman who was my best friend______(5) school.

Тест 43

And that he could live here______(1) this land. She sat

Forward______(2) her chair and put a sweater______(3)

Her shoulders. "It’s getting cold out here. Why don’t you go

On down______(4) the kitchen and talk______(5) Mrs.

Munsing? It’s warm down there, and after all, she’s the one who started this investigation. I’m sure she’ll have much to


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