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Ewa Staniszewska, 2013-09-03
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Język angielski, Sprawdziany i testy

British Culture Test - Test Kulturowy z Języka Angielskiego

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Poniższy test został opracowany na konkurs dotyczący wiedzy o Wielkiej Brytanii w klasach licealnych.

Opracowała:
Ewa Staniszewska
nauczyciel języka angielskiego

I. Choose the correct answer a, b or c.

1. The highest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis, is located in ……. .
a) Wales b) Scotland c) England
2. Ulster is the name of ………… .
a) The Republic of Ireland b) Northern Ireland c) Belfast
3. The largest immigration that settled in Britain in the 20th century came from ……… .
a) West Indies and Asia b) Africa c) European countries especially Poland
4. A term “swell” means ……… .
a) a minor civil servant b) a businessman c) an extremely well-paid single woman
5. The first inhabitants of Britain were tribes of hunters called
a) the Celts b) the Druids c) the Iberians
6. “ Witan” was the name used to describe …… .
a) a kingdom b) an Anglo-Saxon council c) the 9th century monastery
7. Geoffrey Chaucer’s greatest work, The Canterbury Tales commemorates …….. .
a) the murder of Thomas a Becket b) the victory of Alfred the Great c) the reign of Henry II
8. Oliver Cromwell was the leader of a group called ……… .
a) the Cavaliers b) the Tories c) the Roundheads

II. Circle True or False

1. Unemployment, long working hours and high prices were the greatest problems of the working classes in the period 1830 – 1850. T / F
2. The first national Trade Union Conference in Britain took place in 1846. T/F
3. Clement Attlee became the first post-war Prime Minister in the 1945 election. T/F
4. Mrs Margaret Thatcher’s Conservative government activities led to the reduction of unemployment in 1982. T/F
5. The Channel Tunnel between England and France was opened in 1996. T/F
6. Norman French became the official language of the court in England in 1006. T/F
7. The common expression cast pearls before swine first appeared in S. Johnson’s The Dictionary of the English Language. T/F
8. The Ministry of Defence is located in Whitehall. T/F

III. Complete the sentences with appropriate words.


1. Oxford Street, Regent Street and Bond Street are the streets famous for _ _ o _ _ _ _ _ .
2. The castle of Tintagel in the county of Cornwall is said to have been the home of _ i _ _ _ _ _ h _ _ .
3. Emily Bronte in her novel Wuthering Heights depicts the mysterious atmosphere of the
Y _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ o _ _ _ .
4. A Scottish church is called the P _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Church of Scotland.
5. The Clyde valley in Scotland was famous for _ h _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ for over 100 years.
6. _ r _ _ _ are short trousers worn under the kilt.
7. “ Land of My Father” is a Welsh national _ _ _ _ e _ .
8. 30 January 1972 is known in the Northern Ireland as _ l _ _ _ _ S _ _ _ _ _ , the day when 13 Civil Rights protestors were killed during a demonstration in Londonderry.

IV. Complete the text with the words from the table. There are 2 extra words.

Hyde Arthur Buckingham Regent Victoria James Ann George Guards Kew

(1)…………………. Palace, the official residence of the Royal Family, was built in the early 18th century. Later it was purchased by King (2)…………. III who preferred to live in St James’s Palace. It was Queen (3)……………….. who made it her official residence in London. Visitors can watch the changing of the (4)……………… in front of the Palace on alternate days. St (5)…………’s Park is situated nearby with a lovely lake. The most famous London park is called (6)………….. Park. The Royal Botanic Gardens at (7)………… in west London are both a public park and a scientific institution. (8)……………’s Park is a lasting memorial to George IV who, while Prince Regent, supported plans for its development in the early 19th century.

Key
I. 1 b, 2 b, 3 a, 4 c, 5 c, 6 a, 7 a, 8 c
II. 1 T, 2 F, 3 T, 4 F, 5 F, 6 F, 7 F, 8 T
III. 1. shopping
2. King Arthur
3. Yorkshire moors
4. Presbyterian
5. shipbuilding
6. Trews
7. anthem
8. Bloody Sunday

IV. 1. Buckingham
2. George
3. Victoria
4. Guards
5. James
6. Hyde
7. Kew
8. Regent



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