An old Scottish national song «Auld Lang Syne» («Забыть ли старую

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An old Scottish national song «Auld Lang Syne» («Забыть ли старую

любовь?» about friendship and remembering good times in the past … versified by Robert Burns and became a National Anthem of the country.

a) were b) is c) was d) are

4. The name «Caledonia» is used in literature to mean «Scotland», it …

Given by Romans.

a) were b) is c)is being d) was

5. In the past the island of Ireland … hidden under the water, but the water

Retreated every seventh year.

a) was b) is c) are d) were

6. It … known that the island of Ireland could be saved by burying a peace

Of iron as a lucky-bringing metal.

a) is b) was c) were d) are

7. The island of Ireland… saved by a brave man who buried his sword in the water according to the legend.

a) is b) were c) was d) are

8. Because of the legendary man the island of Ireland … known as Iron

Land or

оr Ireland*.

a) is b) was c) is d) to be

9. The inhabitants of Scotland … called Scots (Scottish).

a) are b) is c) was d) were

10. The answer in choosing a thistle* as a symbol of Scotland сan… found in its history.

a) are b) be c) was d)were

11. Look! Mickey’s clothes … decorated with a little shamrock on Ireland’s

NNational holiday, St. Patrick Day now.

a) was being b) was c) are being d)were

12. Many English surnames … originally connected with a person’s job (e.g. Nick (e.g. Charles Baker); someone’s size (e.g. Jack Long); a family relationship (e.g. Peter Richardson).


a) is b) will be c) were d) are

13. A lot of Scottish families … begun with «Mac», «Mc» (means «the son of») like of») like MacDonald.

a) are b) is c) was d) shall be

14. The Welch living in England … often called by the nickname «Taffy».

a) was b) are c) is being d) has been

15. The nickname «Taffy» … related with the river Taff, which runs through the the capital of Wales, Cаrdiff or from «Daffydd», the Welch form of the name «David».

a) have been b) was c) is d) are

16. The letter «P» can … found in many Welch surnames: e.g. Prees, Price.

a) be b) to be c) was d) had been

17. Many Irish surnames … begun with: «O’» (the meaning «the family of» e.g. e.g. O’Brien);; «Fitz», or with «Mac…», «Kil…», «Gil…» (the meaning «of the son of» e.g. Gilmore).

a) is b) are c) was d) were

18. Look! A red cloak (плащ), a long black skirt, an apron, a high black hat

… already put on by Glenda!

a) has been b) had been c) have been d)are

19. Special clothes … worn by Welch women on holidays.

а) be b) to be c) was d) are

20. It is known, that national costumes … … …used by Welch men.

a) have neverbeen b) had never been c) has never been d) will have never been

21. A picture of red handdrawn on Northern Ireland’s coat of arms.

a) was b) is c) were d) will be

22. The Welch call their country and themselves «Cumru», this word ... from the the word «camrador» – «a friend», comrade».

a) were formed b) is formed c) was formed d) is being formed

23. When the Scots arrived from Ireland in the VIth century and bringingought the Gaelic Gaelic language with them, Picts, Brits, Scots … already … included into the Celtic community.

а) will … beenb)have been c) has … beend) had … been

24. A Scottish clan had earlier its own territory and it … ruled by a chieftain


a) was b) is c) was being d) were

25. Every Scottish clan … marked with its own tartan.

a) was b)is c) will be d) were

The answer in choosing thistle (чертополох) as a symbol of Scotland can

… found in its history.

a) to be b)were c) be d) was

27. By legend Scotland … saved from invaders with the help of a thistle.

a) is b) are c) were d) was

28. The Scottish soldiers … awakened by the shouts of invaders during the

Surprise (внезапный) night attack as the invaders’ bare foot touched the

Thorns of the thistles in the field.

a) were b) was c) is d) are

29. A leek or a daffodil as Welsh national emblems … placed on costumes of the Welshof Welsh people on St. David’s Day*.

a) is b) are c) was d)were

30. A leek* … chosen as a national Welsh symbol, possibly because Welsh

Soldiers used to wear leeks in their caps to recognize each other in the


a) is b) were c) was d) are


1. Mrs. White looks … in this frock.

a) much nicer b) much more nicer c) much nicely d) much more nicely

2. Only when the rain … , they managed to continue the trip along the



a) have stopped b) had stopped c)was stopped d) had been stopped

3. You learnt the history of the Tower of London only yesterday, …?

a) wasn’t it? b) didn’t you? c) was it? d) did you?

4. There’s only one Scot left … address we haven’t found out yet.

a) whom b) whоse c) who d) what

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