Пример вступительного теста по английскому языку на программу РЭШ "Магистр финансов"

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Пример вступительного теста по английскому языка на программу РЭШ "Магистр финансов"

Пример вступительного теста по английскому языка на программу РЭШ "Магистр финансов"

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  • 1. Masters in Finance supported by Morgan Stanley Entrance test on English language (sample) The test consists of two parts corresponding to Sections 2 and 3 of TOEFL and takes 30 minutes. Part 1. Structure and Written Expression. The questions in this section consist of sentences that test knowledge of important structural and grammatical elements of standard written English. These sentences include a variety of topics and give no particular advantage to individuals in specific fields of study. When topics have a national context, they are about the United States or Canada. The section includes 30 questions to be answered in (approximately) 20 minutes. Part 1A. Incomplete Sentences Fifteen incomplete sentences with four words or phrases listed beneath each sentence. You must choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Part 1B. Incorrect Sentences Fifteen incorrect sentences with four underlined words or phrases in each sentence. You must choose the one word or phrase that is not correct in the sentence. Part 2. Reading comprehension. In this section, the questions measure the ability to understand various kinds of reading materials, as well as the meanings and uses of words. The reading passages are similar to those that a university or college student is likely to read in books, magazines, newspapers, and other printed materials. Answering the questions does not require independent knowledge of the subject matter. This section includes one reading passage and 10 questions to be answered in 12 minutes. You must choose from four possible answers the answer that would be the best response to each question Part 1: STRUCTURE AND WRITTEN EXPRESSION 40 questions 25 minutes This section is designed to measure your ability to recognize language that is appropriate for standard written English. There are two types of questions in this section, with special directions for each type. Part 1A. Structure Directions: Questions 1-15 are incomplete sentences. Beneath each sentence you will see four words or phrases, marked (A), (B), (C), and (D). Choose the one word or phrase that best completes the sentence. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen. Fill in the space so that the letter inside the oval cannot be seen. 1. Political demonstrations on American campuses have abated (A) after 1970 (B) in 1970 1
  • 2. (C) for 1970 (D) since 1970 2. Ancient civilizations such as those of the Phoenicians and the Mesopotamians ———--- goods rather than use money. (A) use to trade (B) is used to trade (C) used to trade (D) was used to trade 3. Justice Sandra Day O'Connor was —--------— to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court. (A) the woman who first (B) the first woman (C) who the first woman (D) the first and a woman 4. North Carolina is well known not only for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park -—— for the Cherokee Indian settlements (A) also (B) and (C) but also (D) because of 5. General Grant had General Lee ——— him at Appomattox to sign the official surrender of the Confederate forces. (A) to meet (B) met (C) meet (D) meeting 6. If a ruby is heated it -——— temporarily lose its color. (A) would (B) will (C) does (D) has 7. ——- small specimen of the embryonic fluid is removed from a fetus, it will be possible to determine whether the baby will be born with birth defects. 2
  • 3. (A) A (B) That a (C)If a (D) When it is a 8. All of the people at the AAME conference are ——— . (A) mathematic teachers (B) mathematics teachers (C) mathematics teacher (D) mathematic's teachers 9. To generate income, magazine publishers must decide whether to increase the subscription price or ——— . (A) to sell advertising (B) if they should sell advertising (C) selling advertising (D) sold advertising 10. If it ——— more humid in the desert of the Southwest, the hot temperatures would be unbearable. (A) be (B) is (C) was (D) were 11. ——— Java Man, who lived before the first Ice Age, is the first manlike animal. (A) It is generally believed that (B) Generally believed it is (C) Believed generally is (D) That is generally believed 12. For the investor who -— money, silver or bonds are good options. (A) has so little a (B) has very little (C) has so few (D) has very few 3
  • 4. 13. —— both men and women have often achieved their career ambitions by midlife, many people are afflicted by at least a temporary period of dissatisfaction and depression. (A) Because (B) So (C) A (D) Who 14. Of all the cereals, rice is the one——— food for more people than any of the other grain crops. (A) it provides (B) that providing (C) provides (D) that provides 15. Travelers —— their reservations well in advance if they want to fly during the Christmas holidays. (A) had better to get (B) had to get better (C) had better get (D) had better got Part 1B. Written Expression Directions: In questions 16-30, each sentence has four underlined words or phrases. The four underlined parts of the sentence are marked (A), (B), (C), and (D). Identify the one underlined word or phrase that must be changed in order for the sentence to be correct. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen. 16. The duties of the secretary are(A) to take(B) the minutes, mailing(C) the correspondence, and calling the members before meetings(D). 17. If biennials were planted this year, they will be(A) likely (B) to bloom(C) next year(D). 18. The value of the dollar(A) declines(B) as(C) the rate of inflation raises(D). 19. Even though a member has drank(A) too much(B) the night before(C), the counselors at Alcoholics Anonymous will try to convince(D) him or her to sober up and stop drinking again. 20. Anthropologists assert that many of the early American Plains Indians did not engage in planting crops but(A) to hunt(B), living(C) primarily(D) on buffalo meat. 21. The neutron bomb provides the capable(A) of a limited(B) nuclear war in which(С) buildings would be preserved(D), but people would be destroyed. 22. The differential attractions of the sun and the moon have(A) a direct effect in(B) the rising(C) and falling of(D) the tides. 23. With special enzymes that are call(A) restriction enzymes, it is possible to split off (B) segments of DNA from(C) the donor(D) organism. 4
  • 5. 24. Before TV, the common man seldom never(A) had(B) the opportunity to see and hear(C) his leaders express their(D) views. 25. If(A) it receives enough(B) rain at the proper time, hay will grow(C) quickly, as(D) grass. 26. Psychology Today is(A) interesting(B), informative, and it is(C) easy to read(D) . 27. Before(A) she died, Andrew Jackson's daughter, who(B) lives(C) in the family mansion, used to(D) take tourists through her home. 28. It is essential that the temperature is not(A) elevated to a point(B) where the substance formed may become(C) unstable and decompose into its(D) constituent elements. 29. Two of the players(A) from the Yankees has(B) been chosen(C) to participate(D) in the All Star game. 30. John Philip Sousa, who(A) many(B) people consider the greatest(C) composer of marches, wrote his music during the era known as(D) the Gay 90s. Part 2. READING COMPREHENSION The section includes 10 questions to be answered in (approximately) 10 minutes. Directions: In this section you will read a passage, which is followed by a number of questions about it. You should choose the one best answer, (A), (B), (C), or (D), to each question. Then, on your answer sheet, find the number of the question and fill in the space that corresponds to the letter of the answer you have chosen. Answer all questions about the information in a passage on the basis of what is stated or implied in that passage. Passage: Alfred Bernhard Nobel, a Swedish inventor and philanthropist, bequeathed most of his vast fortune in trust as a fund from which annual prizes could be awarded to individuals and organizations who had achieved the greatest benefit to humanity in a particular year. Originally, there were six classifications for outstanding contributions designated in Nobel's will including chemistry, physics, physiology or medicine, literature, and international peace. The prizes are administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm. In 1969, a prize for economics endowed by the Central Bank of Sweden was added. Candidates for the prizes must be nominated in writing by a qualified authority in the field of competition. Recipients in physics, chemistry, and economics are selected by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences; in physiology or medicine by the Caroline Institute; in literature by the Swedish Academy; and in peace by the Norwegian Nobel Committee appointed by Norway's parliament. The prizes are usually presented in Stockholm on December 10, with the King of Sweden officiating, an appropriate tribute to Alfred Nobel on the anniversary of his death. Each one includes a gold medal, a diploma, and a cash award of about one million dollars. 1. What does this passage mainly discuss? (A) Alfred Bernhard Nobel (B) The Nobel prizes (C) Great contributions to mankind (D) Swedish philanthropy 5
  • 6. 2. Why were the prizes named for Alfred Bernhard Nobel? (A) He left money in his will to establish a fund for the prizes. (B) He won the first Nobel prize for his work in philanthropy. (C) He is now living in Sweden. (D) He serves as chairman of the committee to choose the recipients of the prizes. 3. How often are the Nobel prizes awarded? (A) Five times a year (B) Once a year (C) Twice a year (D) Once every two years 4. The word "outstanding" in line 4 could best be replaced by (A) recent (B) unusual (C) established (D) exceptional 5. The word "will" in line 4 refers to (A) Nobel's wishes (B) a legal document (C) a future intention (D) a free choice 6. A Nobel prize would NOT be given to (A) an author who wrote a novel (B) a doctor who discovered a vaccine (C) a composer who wrote a symphony (D) a diplomat who negotiated a peace settlement 7. The word "one" in line 13 refers to (A) tribute (B) anniversary (C) prize (D) candidate 8. Which individual or organization serves as administrator for the trust? 6
  • 7. (A) The King of Sweden (B) The Nobel Foundation (C) The Central Bank of Sweden (D) Swedish and Norwegian academies and institutes 9. The word "appropriate" in line 13 is closest in meaning to (A) prestigious (B) customary (C) suitable (D) transitory 10. Why are the awards presented on December 10? (A) It is a tribute to the King of Sweden. (B) Alfred Bernhard Nobel died on that day. (C) That date was established in Alfred Nobel's will. (D) The Central Bank of Sweden administers the trust. Recommended literature 1.Sharpe, Pamela J. How to Prepare for the TOEFL: Test of English as a Foreign Language. Barron’s educational Series, 2004. 2.Cracking the TOEFL with Audio CD. 2004 edition. Princeton Review, 2004. 3.Gear, Jolene and Robert Gear. Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL(R).Test Book with CD- ROM (Cambridge Preparation for the TOEFL Test S.).Cambridge University Press, 2002 4.Jolene Gear, Cambridge preparation for the TOEFL test, 1993 5.Patricia Noble Sullivan and et al. ARCO Preparation for the TOEFL, 1994, 1999 6.www.toefl.org 7