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Текст 17

The Filipino and the Drunkard' W. Saroyan

This loud-mouthed guy in the brown coat was not really mean', he was drunk. He took a sudden dislike to the small well-dressed Filipino and began to order him around the waiting-room, telling him to get back, not to crowd among the white people. They were waiting to get on the boat and cross the bay to Oakland. He was making a commotion in the waiting-room, and while everyone seemed to be in sympathy with the Filipino, no one seemed to want to come to his rescue, and the poor boy became very frightened.

He stood among the people, and this drunkard kept pushing up against him and saying: "I told you to get back. Now get back. I fought twenty-four months in France. I'm a real American. I don't want you standing up here among white people."

The boy kept squeezing politely out of the drunkard's way, hurrying through the crowd, not saying anything and trying his best to be as decent as possible. But the drunkard didn't leave him alone. He didn't like the fact that the Filipino was wearing good clothes.

When the big door opened to let everybody to the boat, the young Filipino moved quickly among the people, running from the drunkard. He sat down in a corner, but soon got up and began to look for a more hidden place. At the other end of the boat was the drunkard. He could hear the man swearing. The boy looked for a place to hide, and rushed into the lavatory. He went into one of the open compartments and bolted the door. The drunkard entered the lavatory and began asking others in the room if they had seen the boy. Finally he found the compartment where the boy was standing, and he began swearing and demanding that the boy come out.

"Go away," the boy said.

The drunkard began pounding on the door. "You got to come out some time," he said. "I'll wait here.

"Go away," said the boy. "I've done you nothing."

Behind the door the boy's bitterness grew to rage.

He began to tremble, not fearing the man but fearing the rage growing in himself. He brought the knife from his pocket.

"Go away," he said again. "I have a knife. I don't want any trouble."

The drunkard said he was a real American, wounded twice. He wouldn't go away. He was afraid of no dirty little yellow-faced Filipino with a knife.

"I will kill you," said the boy. "I don't want any trouble. Go away. Please, don't make any trouble," he said earnestly.

He threw the door open and tried to rush beyond the man, the knife in his fist, but the drunkard caught him by the sleeve and drew him back. The sleeve of the boy's coat ripped, and the boy turned and thrust the knife into the side of the drunkard, feeling it scrape against the ribbon. The drunkard shouted and screamed at once, then caught the boy by the throat, and the boy began to thrust the knife into the side of the man many times. When the drunkard could hold him no more and fell to the floor, the boy rushed from the room, the knife still in his hand.



Everyone knew what he had done, yet no one moved. The boy ran to the front of the boat, seeking some place to go, but there was no place to go, and before the officers of the boat arrived he stopped suddenly and began to shout at the people.

"I didn't want to hurt him, why didn't you stop him? Is it right to chase a man like a rat? You knew he was drunk. I didn't want to hurt him, but he wouldn't let me go. He tore my coat and tried to choke me. I told him I would kill him if he wouldn't go away. It is not my fault. I must go to Oakland to see my brother. He is sick. Do you think I'm looking for trouble when my brother is sick. Why didn't you stop him?"

Give Russian equivalents

took a sudden dislike

making a commotion

to be in sympathy with

to come to his rescue

drunkard

try one’s best

bolt the door

pound on the door

bitterness grew to rage

earnestly

thrust the knife

“This loud-mouthed guy….” Is a good example of a metaphor. Find out what metaphor is and try to find most commonly-used metaphors, compose sentences with your examples.

True or false

They were waiting to get on the boat and cross the bay to Oakland.

He was making everybody laugh in the waiting-room, and everyone seemed to like the Filipino.

No one seemed to want to come to the Filipino’s rescue, and the poor boy became very frightened.

The boy was doing his best to annoy the drunkard.

He sat down in a corner, but soon got up and began to look for a more hidden place.

Finally he found the compartment where the boy was standing, and he began swearing and demanding that the boy come out.

Translate into English

Я не хочу, чтобы ты стоял рядом с белыми людьми.

Выпивший мужчина не оставлял его в покое.

Он вынул нож из кармана.

Он никак не хотел уходить

Парень распахнул дверь и, держа нож в кулаке, попытался пробежать мимо пьяного мужчины, однако тот схватил его за рукав и потянул к себе.

Все понимали, что он натворил, однако никто не сдвинулся с места.

Я не хотел причинить ему боль, почему вы не остановили меня?

Retell the text briefly. Give a character sketch of the main hero(es).

Give a character sketch of the main hero.

What is your attitude towards the main character of the story?

What are your emotions after reading the story? Did you like the plot?

Find grammatical phenomena and structures which you have studied during the semester

 

Текст 18

The Dinner Party N. Monsarrat

There are still some rich people in the world. Many of them lead lives of particular pleasure. But rich people do have their problems. They are seldom problems of finance, since most rich people have enough sense to hire other people to take care of their worries. But there are other, more genuine problems. They are the problems of behaviour.

Let me tell you a story which happened to my uncle Octavian a full thirty years ago. At that time I myself was fifteen. My uncle Octavian was then a rich man. He was a charming and accomplished host whose villa was an accepted rendezvous of the great. He was a hospitable and most amiable man – until January 3, 1925.

There was nothing special about that day in the life of my uncle Octavian, except that it was his fifty-fifth birthday. As usual on such a day he was giving a party, a party for twelve people. All of them were old friends.

I, myself, aged fifteen, was deeply privileged. I was staying with my uncle at his exquisite villa, on holiday from school, and as a special concession on this happy day, I was allowed to come down to dinner. It was exciting for me to be admitted to such company, which included a newspaper proprietor of exceptional intelligence and his fabulous' American wife, a recent prime-minister of France and a distinguished German prince and princess.

At that age, you will guess, I was dazzled. Even today, 30 years later, one may fairly admit that the company was distinguished. But I should also stress that they were all old and intimate friends of my uncle Octavian.

Towards the end of a wonderful dinner, when dessert had been brought in and the servants had left, my uncle leant forward to admire a magnificent diamond ring on the princess's hand. She was a handsome woman. She turned her hand gracefully towards my uncle. Across the table, the newspaper proprietor leant across and said: "May I also have a look?" She smiled and nodded. Then she took off the ring and held it out to him. "It was my grandmother's – the old empress," she said. "I have not worn it for many years. It is said to have once belonged to Genghis Khan."

There were exclamations of delight and admiration. The ring was passed from hand to hand. For a moment it rested on my own palm, gleaming splendidly. Then I passed it on to my neighbour. As I turned away again, I saw her pass it on.

It was some 20 minutes later when the princess stood up and said: "Before we leave you, may I have my ring back?" ... There was a pause, while each of us looked expectantly at his neighbour. Then there was silence.

The princess was still smiling, though less easily. She was unused to asking for things twice. The silence continued, I still thought that it could only be a practical joke, and that one of us – probably the prince himself – would produce the ring with a laugh. But when nothing happened at all, I knew that the rest of the night would be dreadful.

I am sure that you can guess the sort of scene that followed. There was the embarrassment of the guests – all of them old and valued friends. There was a nervous search of the whole room. But it did not bring the princess's ring back again. It had vanished – an irreplaceable thing, worth possibly two hundred thousand pounds – in a roomful of twelve people, all known to each other.

No servants had entered the room. No one had left it for a moment. The thief (for now it could only be theft) was one of us, one of my uncle Octavian's cherished friends.

I remember it was the French cabinet minister who was most insistent on being searched, indeed, in his excitement he had already started to turn out his pockets, before my uncle held up his hand and stopped him. "There will be no search in my house," he commanded. "You are all my friends. The ring can only be lost. If it is not found" – he bowed towards the princess – "I will naturally make amends myself."

The ring was never found, it never appeared, either then or later.

To our family's surprise, uncle Octavian was a comparatively poor man, when he died (which happened, in fact, a few weeks ago). And I should say that he died with the special sadness of a hospitable host who never gave a single lunch or dinner party for the last thirty years of his life.

Give Russian equivalents

a hospitable and most amiable man

a charming and accomplished host

to be deeply privileged

a newspaper proprietor

distinguished

to be dazzled

embarrassment

an irreplaceable thing

cherished friends

to be insistent on

naturally

make amends

exclamations of delight and admiration

to admire a magnificent diamond ring

True or false

There are plenty of rich people in the world

But there are other, more genuine problems. They are the problems of showing off.

My uncle Octavian was then a cruel man

I, myself, aged fifteen, was underprivileged.

It was a pleasure of being accepted to the company of noble people.

The princess presented the boy with a ring.

One of the guests stole the ring.

His grandfather swore he would never accept guests any more.

“rendezvous” is a word of French origin which is accepted and used in other languages as a neologism. Find out what a neologism is and try to find other examples of neologisms. Compose sentences with your examples.

Retell the text briefly. Give a character sketch of the main hero(es).

Give a character sketch of the main hero.

What is your attitude towards the main character of the story?

What are your emotions after reading the story? Did you like the plot?

Find grammatical phenomena and structures which you have studied during the semester

 

Текст 19

Fair of Face C. Hare

John Franklin, with whom I was at Oxford, invited me to stay with his people at Markhampton for the Markshire Hunt Ball. He and his sister were arranging a small party for it, he said.

"I've never met your sister," I remarked. "What is she like?"

"She is a beauty," said John, seriously and simply.

I thought at the time that it was an odd, old-fashioned phrase, but it turned out to be strictly and literally true. Deborah Franklin was beautiful in the grand, classic manner. She didn't look in the least like a film star or a model. But looking at her you forgot everything. It was the sheer beauty of her face that took your breath away.

With looks like that, it would be asking too much to expect anything startling in the way of brains, and I found Deborah, a trifle dull. She was of course well aware of her extraordinary good looks, and was perfectly prepared to discuss them, just as a man seven feet high might talk about the advantages and inconveniences of being tall.

Most of our party were old friends of the Franklins, who took Deborah for granted as a local phenomenon, but among them was a newcomer – a young man with a beard named Aubrey Melcombe, who had lately taken charge of the local museum. As soon as he set eyes on Deborah he said:

"We have never met before, but your face, of course, is perfectly familiar."

Deborah had evidently heard that one before.

"I never give sitting to photographers," she said, "but people will snap me in the street. It's such a nuisance."

"Photographs!" said Aubrey. "I mean your portrait – the one that was painted four hundred years ago. Has nobody ever told you that you are the living image of the Warbeck Titian?"

"I've never heard of the Warbeck Titian," said Deborah, "You shall judge for yourself," – said Aubrey. "I'll send you a ticket for the opening of the exhibition."

Then he went off to dance with Rosamund Clegg, his assistant at the museum, who was said to be his fiancé.

I did not care much' for Aubrey, or for his young woman, but I had to admit that they knew, their job when I came to the opening of the exhibition a few months later. They had gathered in treasures of every sort from all over the county and arranged them admirably. The jewel of the show was, of course, the great Titian. It had a wall to itself at the end of the room and I was looking at it when Deborah came in.

The likeness was fantastic. Lord Warbeck had never had his paintings cleaned, so that Titian's flesh tints were golden and carmine, in vivid contrast to Deborah's pink and white. But the face behind the glass might have been her mirror image. By a happy chance she had chosen to wear a very plain black dress, which matched up well to the portrait's dark clothes. She stood there still and silent, staring at her centuries-old likeness. I wondered what she felt.

A pressman's camera flashed and clicked. First one visitor and then another noticed the resemblance and presently the rest of the gallery was deserted. Everyone was crowding round the Titian to stare from the painted face to the real one and back again. The only clear space was round Deborah herself. People were moving to get a good view of her profile, without losing sight of the Titian, which fortunately was in profile also. It must have been horribly embarrassing for Deborah, but she never seemed to notice them. She went on peering into the picture, for a very long time. Then she turned round and walked quickly out of the building. As she passed me I saw that she was crying – a surprising display of emotion in one so calm.

About ten minutes later Aubrey discovered that a pair of Degas' statuettes was missing from a stand opposite the Titian. They were small objects and very valuable. The police were sent for and there was a considerable fuss, but nothing was found. I left as soon as I could and went to the Franklins. Deborah was in.

"Have you got the statuettes?" I asked.

She took them out of her handbag.

"How did you guess?"

"It seemed to me that your reception in front of the Titian was a performance," I explained. "It distracted attention from everything else in the room while the theft took place."

"Yes," said Deborah, "Aubrey arranged it very cleverly, didn't he? He thought of everything. He even helped me choose this dress to go with the one in the picture, you know."

"And the press photographer? Had he been laid on too?"

"Oh, yes. Aubrey arranged for someone to be there to photograph me. He thought it would help to collect a crowd."

Her coolness was astonishing. Even with the evidence of the statuettes in front of me I found it hard to believe that I was talking to a thief.

"It was a very clever scheme altogether," I said. "You and Aubrey must have put a lot of work into it. I had no idea that you were such friends."

There was a flush on her cheeks as she replied:

"Oh yes, I've been seeing a good deal of him lately.

Ever since the Hunt Ball, in fact."

After that there didn't seem to be much more to say.

"There's one thing I don't quite understand," I said finally. "People were surrounding you and staring at you up to the moment you left the gallery. How did Aubrey manage to pass the statuettes to you without anyone seeing?"

She rounded on me in a fury of surprise and indignation.

"Pass the statuettes to me?" she repeated. "Good God! Are you suggesting that I helped Aubrey to steal them?"

She looked like an angry goddess, and was about as charming.

"But – but – " I stammered. "But if you didn't who will?

"Rosamund, of course. Aubrey gave them to her while all was going on in front of the Titian. She simply put them in her bag and walked out. I'd only just got them back from her when you came in."

"Rosamund!" It was my turn to be surprised. "Then the whole thing was a put-up job between them?"

"Yes. They wanted to get married and hadn't any money, and she knew a dealer who would give a price for things like these with no questions asked and –and there you are."

"Then how did you come into it?" I asked.

"Aubrey said that if I posed in front of the Titian it would be wonderful publicity for the exhibition – and, of course, I fell for it." She laughed. "I've only just remembered. When Aubrey wanted to make fun of me he used to say I'd make a wonderful cover girl. That's just what I was – a cover girl for him and Rosamund."

She stood up and picked up the statuettes.

"These will have to go back to the gallery, I suppose," she said, "Can it be done without too much fuss? It's silly of me, I know, but I'd rather they didn't prosecute Aubrey."

I made sympathetic noises.

"It was Rosamund's idea in the first place," she went on. "I'm sure of that. Aubrey hasn't the wits to think of anything so clever."

"It was clever enough," I said. "But you saw through it at once. How was that?"

Deborah smiled.

"I'm not clever," she said. "But that old dark picture with the glass on it made a perfect mirror. Aubrey told me to stand in front of it, so I did. But I'm not interested in art, you know. I was looking at myself. And of course I couldn't help seeing what was happening just behind me..."

Answer the questions

What did the lady look like?

Was Deborah’s face familiar to people?

What was the jewel of the exhibition?

Was the exhibition arranged perfectly?

What was going on at the exhibition?

What was missing after the exhibition?

Did Deborah admit that everything was carefully planned?

What did they need the stolen statuettes for?

Give synonyms

To arrange-

Odd

Startling

a performance

exhibition

likeness

vivid

fury

collect

wonderful publicity

Give Russian equivalents

To be perfectly prepared

To take for granted

a trifle dull

to be in vivid contrast to

The likeness

a put-up job

to stammer

a cover girl

“Beautiful… grand….. sheer beauty……..her beauty will take your breath away….charming……..” These are good examples of epithets. Find out what epithets are and try to find examples of epithets. Compose your own story and try to use as many epithets as possible.

Retell the text briefly. Give a character sketch of the main hero(es).

Give a character sketch of the main hero.

What is your attitude towards the main character of the story?

What are your emotions after reading the story? Did you like the plot?

Find grammatical phenomena and structures which you have studied during the semester

 

Текст 20

Caged by L.E. Reeve

Purcell was a small, fussy' man; red cheeks and a tight melon- like stomach. Large glasses so magnified his eyes as to give him the appearance of a wise and kind owl.

He owned a pet shop. He sold cats and dogs and monkeys; he dealt in fish food and bird seed, prescribed remedies for ailing canaries, on his shelves there were long rows of cages. He considered himself something of a professional man.

There was a constant stir of life in his shop. The customers who came in said:

"Aren't they cute'! Look at that little monkey! They're sweet."

And Mr. Purcell himself would smile and rub his hands and nod his head.

Each morning, when the routine of opening his shop was completed, it was the proprietor's custom to perch on a high stool, behind the counter, unfold his morning paper, and digest the day's news.

It was a raw, wintry day. Wind gusted against the high, plate glass windows. Having completed his usual tasks, Mr. Purceil again mounted the high stool and unfolded his morning paper. He adjusted his glasses, and glanced at the day's headlines.

There was a bell over the door that rang whenever a customer entered. This morning, however, for the first time Mr. Purcell could recall, it failed to ring. Simply he glanced up, and there was the stranger, standing just inside the door, as if he had materialized out of thin air.

The storekeeper slid off his stool. From the first instant he knew instinctively, that the man hated him; but out of habit he rubbed his hands, smiled and nodded.

"Good morning," he beamed. "What can I do for you?"

The man's shiny shoes squeaked forward. His suit was cheap, ill-fitting, but obviously new. Ignoring Purcell for the moment, he looked around the shadowy shop.

"A nasty morning," volunteered the shopkeeper. He clasped both hands across his melon like stomach, and smiled importantly. Now what was it you wanted?"

The man stared closely at Purcell, as though just now aware of his presence. He said, "I want something in a cage."

"Something in a cage?" Mr. Purcell was a bit confused. "You mean – some sort of pet?"

"I mean what I said!" snapped' the man. "Something in a cage. Something alive that's in a cage."

"I see," hastened the storekeeper, not at all certain that he did. "Now let me think. A white rat, perhaps? I have some very nice white rats."

"No! Not rats. Something with wings. Something that flies."

"A bird!" exclaimed Mr. Purcell.

"A bird's all right." The customer pointed suddenly to a cage which contained two snowy birds. "Doves? How much for those?"

"Five-fifty," came the prompt answer. "And a very reasonable price. They are a fine pair."

"Five-fifty?" The man was obviously disappointed. He produced a five-dollar bill. "I'd like to have those birds. But this is all I've got. Just five dollars."

Mentally, Mr. Purcell made a quick calculation, which told him that at a fifty cent reduction he could still reap a tidy profit. He smiled kindly "My dear man, if you want them that badly, you can certainly have them for five dollars."

"I'll take them." He laid his five dollars on the counter. Mr. Purcell unhooked the cage, and handed it to his customer. "That noise!" The man said suddenly. "Doesn't it get on your nerves?"

"Noise? What noise?" Mr. Purcell looked surprised. He could hear nothing unusual.

"Listen." The staring eyes came closer. "How long d'you think it took me to make that five dollars?"

The merchant wanted to order him out of the shop. But oddly enough, he couldn't. He heard himself asking, "Why – why, how long did it take you?"

The other laughed. "Ten years! At hard labour. Ten years to earn five dollars. Fifty cents a year."

It was best, Purcell decided, to humor him. "My, my! Ten years. That's certainly a long time. Now"

"They give you five dollars," laughed the man, "and a cheap suit, and tell you not to get caught again."

The man swung around, and stalked abruptly from the store.

Purcell sighed with sudden relief. He walked to the window and stared out. Just outside, his peculiar customer had stopped. He was holding the cage shoulder-high, staring at his purchase. Then, opening the cage, he reached inside and drew out one of the doves. He tossed it into the air. He drew out the second and tossed it after the first. They rose like balls and were lost in the smoky gray of the wintry city. For an instant the liberator's silent gaze watched them. Then he dropped the cage and walked away.

The merchant was perplexed. So desperately had the man desired the doves that he had let him have them at a reduced price. And immediately he had turned them loose. "Now why," Mr. Purcell muttered, "did he do that?" He felt vaguely insulted.

Translate into English

1 Он прописывал лекарства для больных канареек

2 Он был владельцем зоо магазина

3 Он считал себя профессионалом

4 На дворе был сырой зимний день

5 Его костюм хоть и был новым, однако выглядел дешево и плохо сидел.

6 Разве этот шум не действует вам на нервы?

7 Хозяин хотел выставить посетителя из магазина.

True or false

It was a nasty winter day.

The owner of the shop was a real professional.

He could hardly find answers to the questions about pets.

A pleasant-looking visitor came to the merchant’s shop.

The proprietor’s daily custom was to perch on a high stool, behind the counter, unfold his morning paper, and digest the day's news.

The owner immediately understood that the visitor wasn’t going to treat him well.

The owner wasn’t going to give the customer a discount.

The customer bought the doves for five dollars.

He tossed the doves into the air.

“a tight melon- like stomach” is an example of such stylistic device as similie. What other examples of simile can you give? Compose a story and use as many examples of simile as you can.

Retell the text briefly. Give a character sketch of the main hero(es).

Give a character sketch of the main hero.

What is your attitude towards the main character of the story?

What are your emotions after reading the story? Did you like the plot?

Find grammatical phenomena and structures which you have studied during the semester

 

Текст 21

The TV Blackout by Art Buchwald

A week ago Sunday New York city had a blackout and all nine television stations in the area went out for several hours. This created tremendous crises in families all over New York and proved that TV plays a much greater role in people's lives than anyone can imagine.

For example, when the TV went off in the Bufkins's house panic set in. First Bufkins thought it was his set in the living-room, so he rushed into his bedroom and turned on that set. Nothing. The phone rang, and Mrs. Bufkins heard her sister in Manhattan tell her that there was a blackout.

She hung up and said to her husband, "It isn't your set. Something's happened to the top of the Empire State Building."

Bufkins looked at her and said, "Who are you?"

"I'm your wife, Edith."

"Oh," Bufkins said. "Then I suppose those kids' in there are mine."

"That's right," Mrs. Bufkins said. "If you ever got out of that armchair in front of the TV set you'd know who we are."

"Oh! they've really grown," Bufkins said, looking at his son and daughter. "How old are they now?"

"Thirteen and fourteen," Mrs. Bufkins replied.

"Hi, kids!"

"Who's he?' Buskin’s son, Henry, asked.

"It's your father," Mrs. Bufkins said.

"I'm pleased to meet you," Bufkins's daughter,Mary, said shyly.

There was silence all around.

"Look," said Bufkins finally. "I know I haven't been a good father but now that the TV's out I'd like to know you better."

"How?" asked Henry.

"Well, let's just talk," Bufkins said. "That's the best way to get to know each other."

"What do you want to talk about?" Mary asked.

"Well, to begin with, what school do you go to?"

"We go to High School," Henry said.

"So you're both in high school!" There was a dead silence.

"What do you do?" Mary asked.

'I’ m an accountant, ' Bufkins said.

"I thought you were a car salesman," Mrs. Bufkins said in surprise.

"That was two years ago. Didn't I tell you I changed jobs?" Bufkins said.

"No, you didn't. You haven't told me anything for two years."

"I'm doing quite well too," Bufkins said.

"Then why am I working in a department store?"

Mrs. Bufkins demanded.

"Oh, are you still working in a department store? If I had known that, I would have told you could quit last year. You should have mentioned it," Bufkins said.

There was more dead silence.

Finally Henry said, "Hey, you want to hear me play the guitar?"

"You know how to play the guitar? Say, didn't I have a daughter who played the guitar?"

"That was Susie," Mrs. Bufkins said.

"Where is she?"

"She got married a year ago, just about the time you were watching the World Series."

"You know," Bufkins said, very pleased. "I hope they don't fix the antenna for another couple hours. There's nothing better than a blackout for a man who really wants to know his family."

Answer the questions

What happened once in New York city?

Was a TV blackout a trifle or a real disaster?

How did the family of Bufkin react when a TV blackout happened?

Who was to be blamed for the TV blackout?

Were there any advantages of a few hours’ break from watching TV?

Give Russian equivalents

created tremendous crises

shyly

to hang up

to set in

to go off

a dead silence

an accountant

a department store

Translate into English

Я полагаю, что все эти дети мои.

Когда телевидение отключили, дом охватила паника.

Ты должен был сказать об этом раньше.

Ты все еще работаешь в универмаге?

Надеюсь они не починят антенну в ближайшие несколько часов.

Она вышла замуж год назад, как раз в то время, когда ты смотрел чемпионат мира.

Retell the text briefly. Give a character sketch of the main hero(es).

Give a character sketch of the main hero.

What is your attitude towards the main character of the story?

What are your emotions after reading the story? Did you like the plot?

Find grammatical phenomena and structures which you have studied during the semester

 

Part 2 Listening Tasks

№1 Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. The young men ran away

a) when they saw the old lady in the window

b) when they saw that the window was broken

c) as soon as they heard the explosion

2. When the detective came to the old lady's house

a) she told him who had fired the gun

b) she told him where one of the young men lived

c) she told him where the young men were hiding the gun

3. The chief officer told the detective to give the gun back to the young men

a) because the detective hadn't got a permission to take it away

b) because the young man had been just playing with the gun

c) because he wanted to know who the gun belonged to

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. Where were the three young men playing with a gun?

2. Why was the old lady able to recognize one of the young men?

3. Why was the owner of the gun afraid to admit it?

4. How did the owner of the gun give himself finally away?

Ml. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. One of the men fired the gun______________________________

2. The detective found the men and the gun___________________

3. When the detective said he hadn't got an officer's permission the young men______________________________

№2

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I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Polly decided to go to art college

a) because she had a friend there

b) because she had left school

c) because she knew the head of the art college

2. Polly's parents didn't have objections to her going to art college but

a) they had no money to pay for her college course

b) they had no money to keep her at home any longer

c) they did not think Polly would do well at college

3. At the museum which Polly took her parents to one day

a) her father saw a copy of the picture he had bought ten years before

b) she showed them Van Gogh's «Sunflowers»

c) they recognized a lot of famous paintings

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What were Polly's father and mother?

2. What were they saving money for?

3. What had they expected Polly to do after leaving school?

4. Why did Polly's parents feel proud of their daughter?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Polly's friend Josephine was_________________than Polly. •

2. Polly was offered a job_________________________

3. Polly's mother was free on______________________________

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Sam was never thinking about his driving

a) because the roads were nearly empty

b) because the market was only a few kilometres away

c) because he knew his truck very well

2. At the crossroads Sam usually

a) turned and went over the main road

b) continued over the small road

с) turned in the direction of the market

3. Sam didn't stop at the crossroads that morning

a) because there were no signs

b) because there was no fear of an accident

c) because he thought the policeman wouldn't notice it

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. Where had Sam lived all his life?

2. What made Sam think of the crops for the next year's harvest?

3. Why was Sam always in a hurry?

4. Why did Sam stop after he had crossed the road?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Sam had married______________________________

2. Sam got up_______________________________

3. Sam took a load off to market_______________________

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. After having attended classes in art for a few months Sebastian a) left the bank

b) realised that he only enjoyed painting

c) decided to go and see other artists' paintings in foreign museums

2. In the bank Sebastian sometimes had to deal with a man who was

a) a real artist

b) the owner of a picture shop

c) an art critic

3. Sebastian invited the man to his home

a) because he wanted to know his opinion of his pictures

b) because he wanted to show him one of his pictures

c) because he wanted to sell him his studio

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What manner did Sebastian paint in?

2. When did the visitor arrive at Sebastian's home?

3. Why was Sebastian disappointed when he watched his visitor's face?

4. What did visitor like most m Sebastian's studio?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. When Sebastian was at school_____________________-----

2. After leaving school Sebastian got a position as__________.------in

a bank.

3. Sebastian went to evening classes_________________a week.

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I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончани предложения.

1. Sleep is a subject

a) many people don't know much about

b) all people understand

c) all people are interested in

2. The correct amount of time for sleep

a) is 8 hours each night

b) varies from individual to individual

c) has been discovered by scientists recently

3. For making your sleep efficient it makes sense

a) to buy the highest quality bedding

b) to support those who suffer from insomnia

c) to use a bed with a soft surface

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What do scientists tell us about sleep?

2. What do surveys show?

3. What factors determine an individual's sleep needs?

4. What can help people who suffer from insomnia?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Six hours of sound, restful sleep ________________________

____________hours of tossing and turning.

2. The better your physical condition______

3. When you sleep your best you can_________________

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. The narrator doesn't like Tokyo mainly

a) because its population is 4 million more than in London

b) because there are always too many people walking along the streets

c) because there are too many trains on the platforms

2. In the morning you can see students

a) trying to get into the train

b) pushing passengers into the trains

c) helping passengers get out of the trains

3. In Tokyo trains people will go to sleep

a) if they make a long journey

b) if they are in a seat

c) if there is someone to wake them up at the station

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What is the population of Tokyo?

2. How do the Japanese drive?

3. What is the worst time to be in the street in Tokyo?

4. What would you see on a London train?

_________________________________

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Usually the taxis are shared________________________________

2. In Tokyo there is a station_______________________________.

3. Japanese trains always______________________________

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. John Cleef's father left Holland

a) when John was six years old

b) after playing for a Dutch football club for six years

c) to play for a London football team

2. John began to think of football as a career

a) when a talent scout spoke to his parents about him

b) after a special schoolboys' football match

c) after he signed a contract with the club

3. John has been lucky

a) because he is one of the ten young players who will have a career in football

b) because he is one of the young players who are called apprentices

c) because his club provides an opportunity for the young players to continue schooling

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What did Mr. Cleef say to the talent scout1?

2. How old was John when he signed a contract with the club?

1 a talent scout — зд. a person who looks for talented young players.

3 how does an apprentice's day at the club start?

4 What does being in peak physical condition mean for the young players?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. No-one in John's family was surprised when he started__________

2. John watches football______________________________

3. John's father is proud of him______________________________

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I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Twenty years ago

a) there were 22 000 police-officers in England

b) there were 1 500 police women in England

c) the number of police women was three times smaller than today

2. Twenty years ago police women

a) were mostly engaged in directing traffic

b) could not be met on the beat

c) were only given routine office work to do

3. Today women police-officers

a) are always in the front line

b) share the same conditions with men

c) refuse to do what you could call social work

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. How are women police-officers paid?

2. Why don't police-women take part in dealing with very violent demonstrations?

3. When are policewomen even better than men?

4. How do women police-officers behave in dangerous situations?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Resistance to police-women comes________________________

2. There is still a lot of respect_____________________________

3. If it comes to a fight women police officers_________________

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончанш предложения.

1. As the narrator glanced into a compartment next to his

a) he saw his old friend

b) he saw a man who lived next door to him in London

c) he saw a man who had been his neighbour once

2 The narrator was glad the man hadn't noticed him

a) because he knew that the man talked too much

b) because he had just finished a conversation with him

c) he didn't like talking to people when he was on holiday

3. The narrator heard the familiar voice of the man

a) as soon as he arrived at the hotel

b) when he entered the lounge

c) when he had ordered a drink

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. Where was the narrator going to spend his holidays?

2. What did the narrator do to escape from the man?

3. What did the narrator think about his chance of meeting the man again in the town?

4. What did the man insist on when he saw the narrator?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. When the train was approaching the station the narrator went into the corridor_________________________..

2. The narrator had_______suitcases.

3. The narrator got to the hotel by__________

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I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончани предложения. я

1. Mr. Wood was unhappy

a) because there was a party in the flat below

b) because he heard the noise of loud music and voices above his head

c) because he had some work from the office

2. Mr. Wood tried to read a book but

a) he was too tired

b) he couldn't concentrate

c) it was too late

3. When Mr. Wood entered his neighbour's flat

a) nobody paid any attention to him

b) everybody saw that he was angry

c) the owner of the flat attracted his attention at once

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. For how long did Mr. Wood manage to ignore the party?

2. How did Mr. Wood try to go to sleep?

3. What was Mr. Wood wearing when he came to his neighbour's place?

4. Why did Mr. Wood's anger disappear?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1 The party began just-----------------------

2 Mr. Wood was tired and ready to go to bed by---------------------------

3 The party was over_________________..

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|. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Tom's friends had advised him

a) not to travel by Tube after five o'clock in the afternoon

b) not to travel alone the first time

c) not to travel by bus

2. Tom did not get on the first train

a) but he moved nearer the edge of the platform

b) because he was pushed backward from the edge of the platform

c) because he was not sure if it was the right platform

3. Tom was alarmed as he got off

a) because he didn't know where to go

b) because he had never heard the name of the station

c) because he could not recognize the station

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What kind of person is Tom?

2. Why is five o'clock in the afternoon a bad time to travel in London?

3. Why did the people in the queue behind Tom grumble?

4. What did Tom do to know where to get off?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Tom's first journey by Tube was not_______________________

2. Tom's station was___________________________along the line.

3. Tom explained his difficulty______________________________

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Michael didn't tell anything to anyone

a) because the bullies had made him promise he would keep silent

b) because he thought he must solve his problems himself

c) because his mother and his sister were not interested in his problems

2. On the day before half-term

a) Michael handed in his English project

b) Michael stayed at school later than usual

c) saw a small boy from his school at the school grounds

3. The younger boy

a) recognized Michael

b) complained that some older boys had taken all his money from him

c) was surprised by Michael's question

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. Where were the bullies from?

2. How often were the bullies out there waiting for Michael? 3. Why did Michael decide to go and find his teacher?

4. What was the teacher's reaction to Michael's words?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. The boy was in the lowest class, so he was probably---------------

2. The teacher wanted to know if the bullies who had hurt the younger boy were____________________

3. The teacher was going to see __------------------------------- the next

morning.

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I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Mrs. C. always went shopping

a) to the same supermarket

b) at the same time

c) with her friend

2. One day Mrs. C.

a) met two friends at the shop

b) bought a piece of cheese at the shop

c) took a piece of cheese from the shelf

3. Mrs. C. has become a different person a) because she has lost weight

b) because she doesn't enjoy life anymore

c) because she has had trouble with her heart

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What happened when Mrs. C. went out of the shop?

2. What did Mrs. C. try to explain to the shop-keeper?

3. What did the doctor advise Mrs. C. to do?

4. What did the judge tell Mrs. C.?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. When they got her to the police-station, Mrs. С________________

2. During the next week Mrs. С______________________________

3. In a way, the story_________________________

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Mr. Gray was satisfied with his job

a) because it was not very exciting

b) because he was interested in farming

c) because he was fond of travelling

2. One of Mr. Gray's problems was often

a) to find where to stay in the small places he reached

b) to make his journeys by train interesting c) to drive long distances in rain or snow

3. Mr. Gray asked the local man he met

a) how to get to the nearest hotel

b) where he could find out about hotels there

c) how many hotels they had there

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. How did Mr. Gray usually travel?

2. What did Mr. Gray need most of all after a long and tiring journey?

3. When did Mr. Gray arrive at a small railway station?

4. Why couldn't the local man give Mr. Gray a definite answer?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Mr. Gray sold___________________to farmers.

2. When Mr. Gray arrived at a small railway station, he was--------------

3. The local man scratched_________for a few moments.

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Jim left home

a) because he wanted to live in a more comfortable flat

b) because his job was in another town

c) because he wanted to live on his own

2. Jim wanted someone to come and clean his flat

a) because he had never cleaned his flat himself

b) because he didn't want to do it any more

c) because a lot of his fellow-workers had someone to come and clean their flats

3. Jim was not happy with Mrs. Roper's work

a) because he coughed whenever he breathed

b) because she was a silly woman

c) because she did not clean his bedroom properly

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What kind of flat did Jim have?

2. How did Jim get to know Mrs. Roper?

3. How did Jim let Mrs. Roper know what he thought about her work?

4. What was Mrs. Roper's answer to him?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1Jim lived with his parents until he was----------------------------------

2Mrs. Roper agreed to come to Jim's flat every morning---------------

3Jim came home_________that evening.

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1George discovered that he was a clever businessman

a) by buying a small shop of his own

b) by making toys at a factory of his own

c) by selling toys in the street

2. George wanted jokes in a speech because

a) he wanted the audience to admire him

b) his speechwriter knew a lot of funny stories

c) he wanted to make his audience happy

3. George burst out laughing because

a) the audience was in a good temper

b) he had never heard the story before

c) his speechwriter put in his favourite story

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. Where was George Robinson elected to at the age of 32?

2. Why did George use a speechwriter?

3. Why did George not know what was in his speech?

4. What happened to George when he burst out laughing?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. George had always been interested in____________politics.

2. George got quite used to_______________his speechwriter.

3. George came to the words, «And that reminds me of_______

______________________________».

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. As he grew older Johny began

a) to feel unhappy at home

b) to travel further

c) to hide from his parents

2. Johny went to Cairo because

a) he liked geography

b) he liked flying

c) a plane was going there

3. Johny wanted to become an explorer, but his teachers said,

a) «You are too young»

b) «Go into space instead»

c) «It isn't easy these days»

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What did Johny answer when the police asked him why he ran awa> from home?

2. What was Johny's favourite trick as he grew older?

3. What subject was Johny especially good at?

4. Where did Johny see a notice about an expedition to Brazil?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Johny was able to run away from home for the first time at the age of three because________________________________________

2. Johny got on a bus or even a train, and simply sat there until someone

3. They wanted three young people _________________________

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I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Aunt Jane prefers to watch films at the cinema because

a) she thinks the television screen is too small

b) she likes to travel to other towns

c) most of the films are not shown on television

2. Aunt Jane's relatives have always been puzzled by the fact that she

a) likes going to the cinema so often

b) seldom watches films on television

c) goes to the cinema alone

3. To appear in a film Aunt Jane used to

a) spend hours outside film studios

b) work at one of the film studios

с) rehearse for days

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. Why does Aunt Jane have to travel a long distance to see a good film?

2. Why couldn't Jane sometimes go to see herself at the cinema?

3. How did Jane get to know the director of a film?

4. What turned out to be a big blow to Jane's hopes?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Jane has appeared in dozens of films as______________________

2. Jane's big chance came when______________________________

3. When the director congratulated Jane she thought that this was

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I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. A customer rang up

a) at six o'clock

b) at the time of Andy's favourite TV programme

c) a little before six

2. Andy was annoyed with the customer because

a) his complaints were groundless

b) he called at the wrong time

c) it was the customer's fifteenth complaint

3 Andy finally picked up the phone because

a) it was ringing continuously

b) the TV programme didn't need concentrating

c) he recollected that he had left something behind

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What was the name of Andy's favourite programme?

2. Why did Andy dislike Fenton's Garage?

3. Why did it take longer for Andy to get petrol?

4. Why did the man from Fenton's Garage recognize Andy?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. When at last Andy sat up in front of the television it was -------

2. When someone doesn't pay for the petrol the people at Fenton's

3. The Fenton's closed at_______________________

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I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Patrick used to meet his scientists regularly because

a) he was interested in what they were doing

b) he wanted to advise them on what they were doing

c) he enjoyed talking about the future of the company with them

2. Sir James White was a professor at the university where a) Patric Reilly studied

b) one of the company's scientists studied c) Patrick's son studied

3. The scientist learned about Professor White's latest research from

a) one of the scientific journals

b) one of the monthly papers

c) one of the professors at the university

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What did Patrick's company produce among other things?

2. Why did Patrick's company employ scientists?

3. Why did the scientist tell Patrick about Sir James White?

4. How was Patrick Reilly planning to meet Professor White?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Sir James White was one of the world's______________________

2. Patrick proposed to invite to dinner two of his scientists with

3. Patrick's son finished studying biology_______________

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

|. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Mr. Price never felt safe because

a) he lived in a lonely place

b) he was old and helpless

c) he had a lot of valuable articles

2. Mr. Price hid the money he had taken on Saturday

a) in one of the cupboards

b) in the pocket of his overcoat

c) under the pillow

3. Mr. Price lay awake for a long time wondering if

a) he had counted the money after closing the shop

b) he had locked all the doors

c) his money was safe

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. What precautions against robbers did Mr. Price take?

2. Why didn't Mr. Price take the money to his son's house?

3. When did Mr. Price fall asleep on that Saturday night?

4. What did the policemen come to warn Mr. Price about?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Mr. Price lived in______________________________

2. One Saturday after a good day's business Mr. Price took nearly

3. Mr. Price knew it would be better to take the money to his son's house where there was__________________

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I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. While on the train the narrator and his friend were able

a) to have dinner

b) to do some work

c) to look through some newspapers

2. Mark asked his companion the time because

a) he had lost his watch

b) he had left his watch at home

c) his watch had stopped

3. To find his watch the narrator had

a) to clear away the things from the table

b) to ask the man to empty the plastic bag

c) to explain the problem to the ticket collector

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. Why were the narrator and his friend lucky that morning?

2. Who informed the narrator where the man with the plastic bag came from?

3. What things besides the watch were there in the plastic bag?

4. Why couldn't the two friends have another cup of coffee?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. «I don't like this sort of carriage», Mark said, «but at least you _______________».

2. The narrator fetched some coffee and biscuits from____________

3. The narrator remembered taking the watch off and_____________

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Прослушайте текст два раза и выполните следующие задания.

I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. At present most of British holidaymakers spend their holidays abroad

a) because more people can afford it

b) because most people prefer something different every year

c) because there aren't enough hotels and guest houses at the seaside

2. Edna and her husband liked Blackpool so much that they decided

a) to return there the next year

b) to come to Blackpool every summer

c) to book the holiday in advance

3. Next year Edna

a) will be taking her holiday in July

b) will be coming back

c) will be staying at another guest house

II. Ответьте на следующие вопросы.

1. When did the idea of the seaside holiday start?

2. How many holidaymakers could Blackpool's hotels and guest houses have in summer when the seaside holiday was in fashion?

3. What does Edna enjoy doing when she comes to Blackpool?

4. Why was Edna disappointed when she came to Blackpool ten years ago?

III. Восполните пропущенную часть предложения.

1. Twenty million more people used Britain's railway during August than in_________________________

2. The Lord Mayor held a special reception____________________

3. According to Edna, Blackpool has everything she wants for a holiday including______________________________

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I. Выберите и запишите правильный вариант окончания предложения.

1. Peter needed a room

a) for a few weeks

b) for a few months

c) for the winter

2. Peter didn't rent a room at the first house because

a) the landlady was old and deaf

b) the land


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