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There are a number of interesting events coming up in this city. Tomorrow evening the Central Orchestra (A1) … a performance at the Town Hall, where their concert last year (A2) … . For fans of another kind of music, it will be great to see Tony Andrews appearing here again. Tickets for his show at the Apollo went on sale yesterday and by the time the box office (A3) … there (A4) … people queuing for miles! It will be interesting for Tony’s fans to hear what his new material is like and there (A5) … five thousand of them at the show, so it should be a memorable occasion. Finally, the Ramp Band (A6) … tonight at the Golden Club. It’s great that they (A7) … for so many years together as a band.

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There are a number of interesting events coming up in this city. Tomorrow evening the Central Orchestra (A1) … a performance at the Town Hall, where their concert last year (A2) … . For fans of another kind of music, it will be great to see Tony Andrews appearing here again. Tickets for his show at the Apollo went on sale yesterday and by the time the box office (A3) … there (A4) … people queuing for miles! It will be interesting for Tony’s fans to hear what his new material is like and there (A5) … five thousand of them at the show, so it should be a memorable occasion. Finally, the Ramp Band (A6) … tonight at the Golden Club. It’s great that they (A7) … for so many years together as a band.

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There are a number of interesting events coming up in this city. Tomorrow evening the Central Orchestra (A1) … a performance at the Town Hall, where their concert last year (A2) … . For fans of another kind of music, it will be great to see Tony Andrews appearing here again. Tickets for his show at the Apollo went on sale yesterday and by the time the box office (A3) … there (A4) … people queuing for miles! It will be interesting for Tony’s fans to hear what his new material is like and there (A5) … five thousand of them at the show, so it should be a memorable occasion. Finally, the Ramp Band (A6) … tonight at the Golden Club. It’s great that they (A7) … for so many years together as a band.

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There are a number of interesting events coming up in this city. Tomorrow evening the Central Orchestra (A1) … a performance at the Town Hall, where their concert last year (A2) … . For fans of another kind of music, it will be great to see Tony Andrews appearing here again. Tickets for his show at the Apollo went on sale yesterday and by the time the box office (A3) … there (A4) … people queuing for miles! It will be interesting for Tony’s fans to hear what his new material is like and there (A5) … five thousand of them at the show, so it should be a memorable occasion. Finally, the Ramp Band (A6) … tonight at the Golden Club. It’s great that they (A7) … for so many years together as a band.

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There are a number of interesting events coming up in this city. Tomorrow evening the Central Orchestra (A1) … a performance at the Town Hall, where their concert last year (A2) … . For fans of another kind of music, it will be great to see Tony Andrews appearing here again. Tickets for his show at the Apollo went on sale yesterday and by the time the box office (A3) … there (A4) … people queuing for miles! It will be interesting for Tony’s fans to hear what his new material is like and there (A5) … five thousand of them at the show, so it should be a memorable occasion. Finally, the Ramp Band (A6) … tonight at the Golden Club. It’s great that they (A7) … for so many years together as a band.

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There are a number of interesting events coming up in this city. Tomorrow evening the Central Orchestra (A1) … a performance at the Town Hall, where their concert last year (A2) … . For fans of another kind of music, it will be great to see Tony Andrews appearing here again. Tickets for his show at the Apollo went on sale yesterday and by the time the box office (A3) … there (A4) … people queuing for miles! It will be interesting for Tony’s fans to hear what his new material is like and there (A5) … five thousand of them at the show, so it should be a memorable occasion. Finally, the Ramp Band (A6) … tonight at the Golden Club. It’s great that they (A7) … for so many years together as a band.

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There are a number of interesting events coming up in this city. Tomorrow evening the Central Orchestra (A1) … a performance at the Town Hall, where their concert last year (A2) … . For fans of another kind of music, it will be great to see Tony Andrews appearing here again. Tickets for his show at the Apollo went on sale yesterday and by the time the box office (A3) … there (A4) … people queuing for miles! It will be interesting for Tony’s fans to hear what his new material is like and there (A5) … five thousand of them at the show, so it should be a memorable occasion. Finally, the Ramp Band (A6) … tonight at the Golden Club. It’s great that they (A7) … for so many years together as a band.

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Ena was small and strongly built; usually she wore a plain, faded blue dress, and her feet were always bare. Sometimes I used to think that her head was very slightly too large for her, but she had (A8) … appealing and serene face framed by her long black hair. She reminded me (A9) … a Greek girl I had once been in love with; she had the same smooth, soft olive skin, and big brown eyes beneath eyebrows almost heavy enough to meet in the middle. (A10) … her forearms were (A11) … traces of soft black downy hair which is something that has always driven me crazy, and her fingers were slim and elegant. The best thing about her, however, was her elfin spirit; she had (A12) … air of quiet amusement, an innocent devilry, that gave her the aura of having existed (A13) … all eternity, and of being able to see the funny side of everything. I saw that she had a streak of mischief (A14) … her, as was to be revealed when I discovered how it was that she had kept me (A15) … ignorance for so long.

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Ena was small and strongly built; usually she wore a plain, faded blue dress, and her feet were always bare. Sometimes I used to think that her head was very slightly too large for her, but she had (A8) … appealing and serene face framed by her long black hair. She reminded me (A9) … a Greek girl I had once been in love with; she had the same smooth, soft olive skin, and big brown eyes beneath eyebrows almost heavy enough to meet in the middle. (A10) … her forearms were (A11) … traces of soft black downy hair which is something that has always driven me crazy, and her fingers were slim and elegant. The best thing about her, however, was her elfin spirit; she had (A12) … air of quiet amusement, an innocent devilry, that gave her the aura of having existed (A13) … all eternity, and of being able to see the funny side of everything. I saw that she had a streak of mischief (A14) … her, as was to be revealed when I discovered how it was that she had kept me (A15) … ignorance for so long.

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Ena was small and strongly built; usually she wore a plain, faded blue dress, and her feet were always bare. Sometimes I used to think that her head was very slightly too large for her, but she had (A8) … appealing and serene face framed by her long black hair. She reminded me (A9) … a Greek girl I had once been in love with; she had the same smooth, soft olive skin, and big brown eyes beneath eyebrows almost heavy enough to meet in the middle. (A10) … her forearms were (A11) … traces of soft black downy hair which is something that has always driven me crazy, and her fingers were slim and elegant. The best thing about her, however, was her elfin spirit; she had (A12) … air of quiet amusement, an innocent devilry, that gave her the aura of having existed (A13) … all eternity, and of being able to see the funny side of everything. I saw that she had a streak of mischief (A14) … her, as was to be revealed when I discovered how it was that she had kept me (A15) … ignorance for so long.

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Ena was small and strongly built; usually she wore a plain, faded blue dress, and her feet were always bare. Sometimes I used to think that her head was very slightly too large for her, but she had (A8) … appealing and serene face framed by her long black hair. She reminded me (A9) … a Greek girl I had once been in love with; she had the same smooth, soft olive skin, and big brown eyes beneath eyebrows almost heavy enough to meet in the middle. (A10) … her forearms were (A11) … traces of soft black downy hair which is something that has always driven me crazy, and her fingers were slim and elegant. The best thing about her, however, was her elfin spirit; she had (A12) … air of quiet amusement, an innocent devilry, that gave her the aura of having existed (A13) … all eternity, and of being able to see the funny side of everything. I saw that she had a streak of mischief (A14) … her, as was to be revealed when I discovered how it was that she had kept me (A15) … ignorance for so long.

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Ena was small and strongly built; usually she wore a plain, faded blue dress, and her feet were always bare. Sometimes I used to think that her head was very slightly too large for her, but she had (A8) … appealing and serene face framed by her long black hair. She reminded me (A9) … a Greek girl I had once been in love with; she had the same smooth, soft olive skin, and big brown eyes beneath eyebrows almost heavy enough to meet in the middle. (A10) … her forearms were (A11) … traces of soft black downy hair which is something that has always driven me crazy, and her fingers were slim and elegant. The best thing about her, however, was her elfin spirit; she had (A12) … air of quiet amusement, an innocent devilry, that gave her the aura of having existed (A13) … all eternity, and of being able to see the funny side of everything. I saw that she had a streak of mischief (A14) … her, as was to be revealed when I discovered how it was that she had kept me (A15) … ignorance for so long.

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Ena was small and strongly built; usually she wore a plain, faded blue dress, and her feet were always bare. Sometimes I used to think that her head was very slightly too large for her, but she had (A8) … appealing and serene face framed by her long black hair. She reminded me (A9) … a Greek girl I had once been in love with; she had the same smooth, soft olive skin, and big brown eyes beneath eyebrows almost heavy enough to meet in the middle. (A10) … her forearms were (A11) … traces of soft black downy hair which is something that has always driven me crazy, and her fingers were slim and elegant. The best thing about her, however, was her elfin spirit; she had (A12) … air of quiet amusement, an innocent devilry, that gave her the aura of having existed (A13) … all eternity, and of being able to see the funny side of everything. I saw that she had a streak of mischief (A14) … her, as was to be revealed when I discovered how it was that she had kept me (A15) … ignorance for so long.

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Ena was small and strongly built; usually she wore a plain, faded blue dress, and her feet were always bare. Sometimes I used to think that her head was very slightly too large for her, but she had (A8) … appealing and serene face framed by her long black hair. She reminded me (A9) … a Greek girl I had once been in love with; she had the same smooth, soft olive skin, and big brown eyes beneath eyebrows almost heavy enough to meet in the middle. (A10) … her forearms were (A11) … traces of soft black downy hair which is something that has always driven me crazy, and her fingers were slim and elegant. The best thing about her, however, was her elfin spirit; she had (A12) … air of quiet amusement, an innocent devilry, that gave her the aura of having existed (A13) … all eternity, and of being able to see the funny side of everything. I saw that she had a streak of mischief (A14) … her, as was to be revealed when I discovered how it was that she had kept me (A15) … ignorance for so long.

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Ena was small and strongly built; usually she wore a plain, faded blue dress, and her feet were always bare. Sometimes I used to think that her head was very slightly too large for her, but she had (A8) … appealing and serene face framed by her long black hair. She reminded me (A9) … a Greek girl I had once been in love with; she had the same smooth, soft olive skin, and big brown eyes beneath eyebrows almost heavy enough to meet in the middle. (A10) … her forearms were (A11) … traces of soft black downy hair which is something that has always driven me crazy, and her fingers were slim and elegant. The best thing about her, however, was her elfin spirit; she had (A12) … air of quiet amusement, an innocent devilry, that gave her the aura of having existed (A13) … all eternity, and of being able to see the funny side of everything. I saw that she had a streak of mischief (A14) … her, as was to be revealed when I discovered how it was that she had kept me (A15) … ignorance for so long.

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Ann finally got fed up with the situation and gave him her … of resignation.

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… the fact that he argued with a referee, he got into trouble with the sports authorities.

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Few airports in the United States is (1) as modern as (2) that (3) of Atlanta (4).

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He won’t agree to (1) modernising the office (2) let alone (3) hire (4) more staff.

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My children were disappointed (1) when they were not choosing (2), but their disappointment faded (3) when the clowns took the centre ring (4).

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The government has (1) broken (2) all the (3) its (4) promises.

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She is currently (1) doing (2) slow progress (3) on the latest (4) of her series of novels.

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It’s time for the Planet Song Music Competition again. Several British hopefuls are working hard (A23) … the finals in Brussels in the hope of winning the contest for their country. Like the other contestants, Marcus Inman is excited to have the (A24) … to represent his nation. He says that it’s every boy’s dream to perform for his country at the (A25) … level. Marcus adds that he believes the contest is the most important music event of the year and that he feels he has a (A26) … to do his very best for the UK. Marcus isn’t a newcomer to the music business, though. He was (A27) … the lead singer of the noted heavy rock band The Fortress. His band’s first album sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, as a (A28) …, their first single, Missing a Piece of the Puzzle, (A29) … number one in the music charts. After his huge achievement, Marcus (A30) … his mind to take a short break from recording songs. However, he assures everyone that his new Planet Song ballad means he’s well and truly back. He says that he is hoping that the judges will like his unique singing style as much as the Brits do. Whatever happens, though, he has (A31) … a promise that he will not (A32) … even if he is unsuccessful this time around. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Marcus!

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It’s time for the Planet Song Music Competition again. Several British hopefuls are working hard (A23) … the finals in Brussels in the hope of winning the contest for their country. Like the other contestants, Marcus Inman is excited to have the (A24) … to represent his nation. He says that it’s every boy’s dream to perform for his country at the (A25) … level. Marcus adds that he believes the contest is the most important music event of the year and that he feels he has a (A26) … to do his very best for the UK. Marcus isn’t a newcomer to the music business, though. He was (A27) … the lead singer of the noted heavy rock band The Fortress. His band’s first album sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, as a (A28) …, their first single, Missing a Piece of the Puzzle, (A29) … number one in the music charts. After his huge achievement, Marcus (A30) … his mind to take a short break from recording songs. However, he assures everyone that his new Planet Song ballad means he’s well and truly back. He says that he is hoping that the judges will like his unique singing style as much as the Brits do. Whatever happens, though, he has (A31) … a promise that he will not (A32) … even if he is unsuccessful this time around. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Marcus!

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It’s time for the Planet Song Music Competition again. Several British hopefuls are working hard (A23) … the finals in Brussels in the hope of winning the contest for their country. Like the other contestants, Marcus Inman is excited to have the (A24) … to represent his nation. He says that it’s every boy’s dream to perform for his country at the (A25) … level. Marcus adds that he believes the contest is the most important music event of the year and that he feels he has a (A26) … to do his very best for the UK. Marcus isn’t a newcomer to the music business, though. He was (A27) … the lead singer of the noted heavy rock band The Fortress. His band’s first album sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, as a (A28) …, their first single, Missing a Piece of the Puzzle, (A29) … number one in the music charts. After his huge achievement, Marcus (A30) … his mind to take a short break from recording songs. However, he assures everyone that his new Planet Song ballad means he’s well and truly back. He says that he is hoping that the judges will like his unique singing style as much as the Brits do. Whatever happens, though, he has (A31) … a promise that he will not (A32) … even if he is unsuccessful this time around. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Marcus!

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It’s time for the Planet Song Music Competition again. Several British hopefuls are working hard (A23) … the finals in Brussels in the hope of winning the contest for their country. Like the other contestants, Marcus Inman is excited to have the (A24) … to represent his nation. He says that it’s every boy’s dream to perform for his country at the (A25) … level. Marcus adds that he believes the contest is the most important music event of the year and that he feels he has a (A26) … to do his very best for the UK. Marcus isn’t a newcomer to the music business, though. He was (A27) … the lead singer of the noted heavy rock band The Fortress. His band’s first album sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, as a (A28) …, their first single, Missing a Piece of the Puzzle, (A29) … number one in the music charts. After his huge achievement, Marcus (A30) … his mind to take a short break from recording songs. However, he assures everyone that his new Planet Song ballad means he’s well and truly back. He says that he is hoping that the judges will like his unique singing style as much as the Brits do. Whatever happens, though, he has (A31) … a promise that he will not (A32) … even if he is unsuccessful this time around. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Marcus!

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It’s time for the Planet Song Music Competition again. Several British hopefuls are working hard (A23) … the finals in Brussels in the hope of winning the contest for their country. Like the other contestants, Marcus Inman is excited to have the (A24) … to represent his nation. He says that it’s every boy’s dream to perform for his country at the (A25) … level. Marcus adds that he believes the contest is the most important music event of the year and that he feels he has a (A26) … to do his very best for the UK. Marcus isn’t a newcomer to the music business, though. He was (A27) … the lead singer of the noted heavy rock band The Fortress. His band’s first album sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, as a (A28) …, their first single, Missing a Piece of the Puzzle, (A29) … number one in the music charts. After his huge achievement, Marcus (A30) … his mind to take a short break from recording songs. However, he assures everyone that his new Planet Song ballad means he’s well and truly back. He says that he is hoping that the judges will like his unique singing style as much as the Brits do. Whatever happens, though, he has (A31) … a promise that he will not (A32) … even if he is unsuccessful this time around. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Marcus!

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It’s time for the Planet Song Music Competition again. Several British hopefuls are working hard (A23) … the finals in Brussels in the hope of winning the contest for their country. Like the other contestants, Marcus Inman is excited to have the (A24) … to represent his nation. He says that it’s every boy’s dream to perform for his country at the (A25) … level. Marcus adds that he believes the contest is the most important music event of the year and that he feels he has a (A26) … to do his very best for the UK. Marcus isn’t a newcomer to the music business, though. He was (A27) … the lead singer of the noted heavy rock band The Fortress. His band’s first album sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, as a (A28) …, their first single, Missing a Piece of the Puzzle, (A29) … number one in the music charts. After his huge achievement, Marcus (A30) … his mind to take a short break from recording songs. However, he assures everyone that his new Planet Song ballad means he’s well and truly back. He says that he is hoping that the judges will like his unique singing style as much as the Brits do. Whatever happens, though, he has (A31) … a promise that he will not (A32) … even if he is unsuccessful this time around. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Marcus!

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It’s time for the Planet Song Music Competition again. Several British hopefuls are working hard (A23) … the finals in Brussels in the hope of winning the contest for their country. Like the other contestants, Marcus Inman is excited to have the (A24) … to represent his nation. He says that it’s every boy’s dream to perform for his country at the (A25) … level. Marcus adds that he believes the contest is the most important music event of the year and that he feels he has a (A26) … to do his very best for the UK. Marcus isn’t a newcomer to the music business, though. He was (A27) … the lead singer of the noted heavy rock band The Fortress. His band’s first album sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, as a (A28) …, their first single, Missing a Piece of the Puzzle, (A29) … number one in the music charts. After his huge achievement, Marcus (A30) … his mind to take a short break from recording songs. However, he assures everyone that his new Planet Song ballad means he’s well and truly back. He says that he is hoping that the judges will like his unique singing style as much as the Brits do. Whatever happens, though, he has (A31) … a promise that he will not (A32) … even if he is unsuccessful this time around. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Marcus!

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It’s time for the Planet Song Music Competition again. Several British hopefuls are working hard (A23) … the finals in Brussels in the hope of winning the contest for their country. Like the other contestants, Marcus Inman is excited to have the (A24) … to represent his nation. He says that it’s every boy’s dream to perform for his country at the (A25) … level. Marcus adds that he believes the contest is the most important music event of the year and that he feels he has a (A26) … to do his very best for the UK. Marcus isn’t a newcomer to the music business, though. He was (A27) … the lead singer of the noted heavy rock band The Fortress. His band’s first album sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, as a (A28) …, their first single, Missing a Piece of the Puzzle, (A29) … number one in the music charts. After his huge achievement, Marcus (A30) … his mind to take a short break from recording songs. However, he assures everyone that his new Planet Song ballad means he’s well and truly back. He says that he is hoping that the judges will like his unique singing style as much as the Brits do. Whatever happens, though, he has (A31) … a promise that he will not (A32) … even if he is unsuccessful this time around. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Marcus!

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It’s time for the Planet Song Music Competition again. Several British hopefuls are working hard (A23) … the finals in Brussels in the hope of winning the contest for their country. Like the other contestants, Marcus Inman is excited to have the (A24) … to represent his nation. He says that it’s every boy’s dream to perform for his country at the (A25) … level. Marcus adds that he believes the contest is the most important music event of the year and that he feels he has a (A26) … to do his very best for the UK. Marcus isn’t a newcomer to the music business, though. He was (A27) … the lead singer of the noted heavy rock band The Fortress. His band’s first album sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, as a (A28) …, their first single, Missing a Piece of the Puzzle, (A29) … number one in the music charts. After his huge achievement, Marcus (A30) … his mind to take a short break from recording songs. However, he assures everyone that his new Planet Song ballad means he’s well and truly back. He says that he is hoping that the judges will like his unique singing style as much as the Brits do. Whatever happens, though, he has (A31) … a promise that he will not (A32) … even if he is unsuccessful this time around. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Marcus!

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It’s time for the Planet Song Music Competition again. Several British hopefuls are working hard (A23) … the finals in Brussels in the hope of winning the contest for their country. Like the other contestants, Marcus Inman is excited to have the (A24) … to represent his nation. He says that it’s every boy’s dream to perform for his country at the (A25) … level. Marcus adds that he believes the contest is the most important music event of the year and that he feels he has a (A26) … to do his very best for the UK. Marcus isn’t a newcomer to the music business, though. He was (A27) … the lead singer of the noted heavy rock band The Fortress. His band’s first album sold hundreds of thousands of copies and, as a (A28) …, their first single, Missing a Piece of the Puzzle, (A29) … number one in the music charts. After his huge achievement, Marcus (A30) … his mind to take a short break from recording songs. However, he assures everyone that his new Planet Song ballad means he’s well and truly back. He says that he is hoping that the judges will like his unique singing style as much as the Brits do. Whatever happens, though, he has (A31) … a promise that he will not (A32) … even if he is unsuccessful this time around. We’ve got our fingers crossed for you, Marcus!

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Woman: What is your ambition?

Man: In two years I can become a first artist and then a soloist. But it is early days; let’s hope I don’t get injured.

What does the man mean?

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I wish I could.

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1. I’ve failed my exam.
2. Will you do me a favour?
3. Shall I give you something to drink?
4. I did well at the exam.

A. By all means.
B. Don’t bother.
C. Better luck next time.
D. Good for you.
E. May success attend you!

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A. Do you think we should let him choose? Or should we just tell him which one to take?
B. Yes. I wonder which other language he’d like to do. Look, they offer Spanish, French and German as well. He knows a few words of Spanish and he’s done a little French at school.
C. Tennis, swimming, hill walking. He’d enjoy all of those.
D. German would be completely new, but it might be very useful.
E. Hey! Slow down! We don’t know if he wants to go yet! Let’s see what the rest of the ad says … hmmm, lots of sports and activities.
F. Here, let’s have a look. Ah, so they do two languages, not just English. That’s good, isn’t it?

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§ 1. At the office that day, Martha was left to ‘keep her eyes open’ until after the lunch hour. Then Mr Cohen brought her a document to copy. She was so tense, she had to start three times and when he came to fetch it, all that had been achieved were the words, ‘Memorandum of an Agreement of Sale’ typed raggedly across the top of the sheet. She shrank under his impatient assurance that it did not matter in the least, and she must take her time. Her fingers were heavy and trembling, and her head was thick. To type two pages of his small neat writing into something clean and pleasant to look at seemed to her, just then, an impossibly difficult task. He went home without coming to her desk again and she flung a dozen sheets of paper into the wastepaper basket, and decided she would come early next morning and do it before anyone else arrived.

§ 2. Mrs Buss, on her way out, asked, “Have you got any certificates?” Martha said no, she had learned to type at home. Mrs Buss said nothing consoling, but merely nodded absent-­mindedly, for her eyes were on the elegant Mrs Jasper Cohen. Martha could barely see where she was going as she left the office. She was filled with a violent revulsion against the law and everything connected with it. What she said to herself was, “I won’t spend the rest of my life typing this stupid jargon.”

§ 3. She stood at the corner of the street and watched a crowd of carefree young people going into McGrath’s Hotel, and felt sick with envy. Then she crossed the street and went into the offices of the Zambesi News. She was going to see if Mr Spur, an old journalist, whom she had known ‘as a child’ — that is to say, she had spent a month’s holiday with him and his wife about four years before — could offer her any kind of position. She was in the building about half an hour, and when she came out her face was hot with embarrassment. It had been so painful she could not bear to remember what had happened. What she must remember was that she had no qualifications whatsoever.

§ 4. She understood, finally, the extent of the favour Mr Cohen was doing her; and next morning she was at her desk in a very chastened frame of mind. Her eyes were certainly opened, but she had no time to use them, for long before that first document was finished, several more arrived on her desk, and it was lunchtime before she knew it. She tried to persuade herself that the papers she sent in, neatly clipped and tied with green tape in the form of the exquisite, faultless documents Mrs Buss turned out with such ease, were satisfactory. Mr Cohen received them with a noncommittal glance and a nod; and later Martha saw Mrs Buss doing them again. She was given no more. For a whole day she sat idle at her desk, feeling sick and useless, wishing that she could run away, wondering what would happen.

§ 5. The fair, plump girl, Maisie Gale, who sat next to her said consolingly, “Don’t lose any sleep. Just do what you can get away with, that’s my motto.” Martha was offended, and replied with a stiff smile.

Why did Martha find her first day at the office difficult?

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§ 1. At the office that day, Martha was left to ‘keep her eyes open’ until after the lunch hour. Then Mr Cohen brought her a document to copy. She was so tense, she had to start three times and when he came to fetch it, all that had been achieved were the words, ‘Memorandum of an Agreement of Sale’ typed raggedly across the top of the sheet. She shrank under his impatient assurance that it did not matter in the least, and she must take her time. Her fingers were heavy and trembling, and her head was thick. To type two pages of his small neat writing into something clean and pleasant to look at seemed to her, just then, an impossibly difficult task. He went home without coming to her desk again and she flung a dozen sheets of paper into the wastepaper basket, and decided she would come early next morning and do it before anyone else arrived.

§ 2. Mrs Buss, on her way out, asked, “Have you got any certificates?” Martha said no, she had learned to type at home. Mrs Buss said nothing consoling, but merely nodded absent-­mindedly, for her eyes were on the elegant Mrs Jasper Cohen. Martha could barely see where she was going as she left the office. She was filled with a violent revulsion against the law and everything connected with it. What she said to herself was, “I won’t spend the rest of my life typing this stupid jargon.”

§ 3. She stood at the corner of the street and watched a crowd of carefree young people going into McGrath’s Hotel, and felt sick with envy. Then she crossed the street and went into the offices of the Zambesi News. She was going to see if Mr Spur, an old journalist, whom she had known ‘as a child’ — that is to say, she had spent a month’s holiday with him and his wife about four years before — could offer her any kind of position. She was in the building about half an hour, and when she came out her face was hot with embarrassment. It had been so painful she could not bear to remember what had happened. What she must remember was that she had no qualifications whatsoever.

§ 4. She understood, finally, the extent of the favour Mr Cohen was doing her; and next morning she was at her desk in a very chastened frame of mind. Her eyes were certainly opened, but she had no time to use them, for long before that first document was finished, several more arrived on her desk, and it was lunchtime before she knew it. She tried to persuade herself that the papers she sent in, neatly clipped and tied with green tape in the form of the exquisite, faultless documents Mrs Buss turned out with such ease, were satisfactory. Mr Cohen received them with a noncommittal glance and a nod; and later Martha saw Mrs Buss doing them again. She was given no more. For a whole day she sat idle at her desk, feeling sick and useless, wishing that she could run away, wondering what would happen.

§ 5. The fair, plump girl, Maisie Gale, who sat next to her said consolingly, “Don’t lose any sleep. Just do what you can get away with, that’s my motto.” Martha was offended, and replied with a stiff smile.

By the end of the day, which of the following was true of Martha?

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§ 1. At the office that day, Martha was left to ‘keep her eyes open’ until after the lunch hour. Then Mr Cohen brought her a document to copy. She was so tense, she had to start three times and when he came to fetch it, all that had been achieved were the words, ‘Memorandum of an Agreement of Sale’ typed raggedly across the top of the sheet. She shrank under his impatient assurance that it did not matter in the least, and she must take her time. Her fingers were heavy and trembling, and her head was thick. To type two pages of his small neat writing into something clean and pleasant to look at seemed to her, just then, an impossibly difficult task. He went home without coming to her desk again and she flung a dozen sheets of paper into the wastepaper basket, and decided she would come early next morning and do it before anyone else arrived.

§ 2. Mrs Buss, on her way out, asked, “Have you got any certificates?” Martha said no, she had learned to type at home. Mrs Buss said nothing consoling, but merely nodded absent-­mindedly, for her eyes were on the elegant Mrs Jasper Cohen. Martha could barely see where she was going as she left the office. She was filled with a violent revulsion against the law and everything connected with it. What she said to herself was, “I won’t spend the rest of my life typing this stupid jargon.”

§ 3. She stood at the corner of the street and watched a crowd of carefree young people going into McGrath’s Hotel, and felt sick with envy. Then she crossed the street and went into the offices of the Zambesi News. She was going to see if Mr Spur, an old journalist, whom she had known ‘as a child’ — that is to say, she had spent a month’s holiday with him and his wife about four years before — could offer her any kind of position. She was in the building about half an hour, and when she came out her face was hot with embarrassment. It had been so painful she could not bear to remember what had happened. What she must remember was that she had no qualifications whatsoever.

§ 4. She understood, finally, the extent of the favour Mr Cohen was doing her; and next morning she was at her desk in a very chastened frame of mind. Her eyes were certainly opened, but she had no time to use them, for long before that first document was finished, several more arrived on her desk, and it was lunchtime before she knew it. She tried to persuade herself that the papers she sent in, neatly clipped and tied with green tape in the form of the exquisite, faultless documents Mrs Buss turned out with such ease, were satisfactory. Mr Cohen received them with a noncommittal glance and a nod; and later Martha saw Mrs Buss doing them again. She was given no more. For a whole day she sat idle at her desk, feeling sick and useless, wishing that she could run away, wondering what would happen.

§ 5. The fair, plump girl, Maisie Gale, who sat next to her said consolingly, “Don’t lose any sleep. Just do what you can get away with, that’s my motto.” Martha was offended, and replied with a stiff smile.

How had Martha’s attitude towards her job changed by the following day?

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§ 1. At the office that day, Martha was left to ‘keep her eyes open’ until after the lunch hour. Then Mr Cohen brought her a document to copy. She was so tense, she had to start three times and when he came to fetch it, all that had been achieved were the words, ‘Memorandum of an Agreement of Sale’ typed raggedly across the top of the sheet. She shrank under his impatient assurance that it did not matter in the least, and she must take her time. Her fingers were heavy and trembling, and her head was thick. To type two pages of his small neat writing into something clean and pleasant to look at seemed to her, just then, an impossibly difficult task. He went home without coming to her desk again and she flung a dozen sheets of paper into the wastepaper basket, and decided she would come early next morning and do it before anyone else arrived.

§ 2. Mrs Buss, on her way out, asked, “Have you got any certificates?” Martha said no, she had learned to type at home. Mrs Buss said nothing consoling, but merely nodded absent-­mindedly, for her eyes were on the elegant Mrs Jasper Cohen. Martha could barely see where she was going as she left the office. She was filled with a violent revulsion against the law and everything connected with it. What she said to herself was, “I won’t spend the rest of my life typing this stupid jargon.”

§ 3. She stood at the corner of the street and watched a crowd of carefree young people going into McGrath’s Hotel, and felt sick with envy. Then she crossed the street and went into the offices of the Zambesi News. She was going to see if Mr Spur, an old journalist, whom she had known ‘as a child’ — that is to say, she had spent a month’s holiday with him and his wife about four years before — could offer her any kind of position. She was in the building about half an hour, and when she came out her face was hot with embarrassment. It had been so painful she could not bear to remember what had happened. What she must remember was that she had no qualifications whatsoever.

§ 4. She understood, finally, the extent of the favour Mr Cohen was doing her; and next morning she was at her desk in a very chastened frame of mind. Her eyes were certainly opened, but she had no time to use them, for long before that first document was finished, several more arrived on her desk, and it was lunchtime before she knew it. She tried to persuade herself that the papers she sent in, neatly clipped and tied with green tape in the form of the exquisite, faultless documents Mrs Buss turned out with such ease, were satisfactory. Mr Cohen received them with a noncommittal glance and a nod; and later Martha saw Mrs Buss doing them again. She was given no more. For a whole day she sat idle at her desk, feeling sick and useless, wishing that she could run away, wondering what would happen.

§ 5. The fair, plump girl, Maisie Gale, who sat next to her said consolingly, “Don’t lose any sleep. Just do what you can get away with, that’s my motto.” Martha was offended, and replied with a stiff smile.

Martha was given no more documents to type because

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§ 1. At the office that day, Martha was left to ‘keep her eyes open’ until after the lunch hour. Then Mr Cohen brought her a document to copy. She was so tense, she had to start three times and when he came to fetch it, all that had been achieved were the words, ‘Memorandum of an Agreement of Sale’ typed raggedly across the top of the sheet. She shrank under his impatient assurance that it did not matter in the least, and she must take her time. Her fingers were heavy and trembling, and her head was thick. To type two pages of his small neat writing into something clean and pleasant to look at seemed to her, just then, an impossibly difficult task. He went home without coming to her desk again and she flung a dozen sheets of paper into the wastepaper basket, and decided she would come early next morning and do it before anyone else arrived.

§ 2. Mrs Buss, on her way out, asked, “Have you got any certificates?” Martha said no, she had learned to type at home. Mrs Buss said nothing consoling, but merely nodded absent-­mindedly, for her eyes were on the elegant Mrs Jasper Cohen. Martha could barely see where she was going as she left the office. She was filled with a violent revulsion against the law and everything connected with it. What she said to herself was, “I won’t spend the rest of my life typing this stupid jargon.”

§ 3. She stood at the corner of the street and watched a crowd of carefree young people going into McGrath’s Hotel, and felt sick with envy. Then she crossed the street and went into the offices of the Zambesi News. She was going to see if Mr Spur, an old journalist, whom she had known ‘as a child’ — that is to say, she had spent a month’s holiday with him and his wife about four years before — could offer her any kind of position. She was in the building about half an hour, and when she came out her face was hot with embarrassment. It had been so painful she could not bear to remember what had happened. What she must remember was that she had no qualifications whatsoever.

§ 4. She understood, finally, the extent of the favour Mr Cohen was doing her; and next morning she was at her desk in a very chastened frame of mind. Her eyes were certainly opened, but she had no time to use them, for long before that first document was finished, several more arrived on her desk, and it was lunchtime before she knew it. She tried to persuade herself that the papers she sent in, neatly clipped and tied with green tape in the form of the exquisite, faultless documents Mrs Buss turned out with such ease, were satisfactory. Mr Cohen received them with a noncommittal glance and a nod; and later Martha saw Mrs Buss doing them again. She was given no more. For a whole day she sat idle at her desk, feeling sick and useless, wishing that she could run away, wondering what would happen.

§ 5. The fair, plump girl, Maisie Gale, who sat next to her said consolingly, “Don’t lose any sleep. Just do what you can get away with, that’s my motto.” Martha was offended, and replied with a stiff smile.

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§ 1. At the office that day, Martha was left to ‘keep her eyes open’ until after the lunch hour. Then Mr Cohen brought her a document to copy. She was so tense, she had to start three times and when he came to fetch it, all that had been achieved were the words, ‘Memorandum of an Agreement of Sale’ typed raggedly across the top of the sheet. She shrank under his impatient assurance that it did not matter in the least, and she must take her time. Her fingers were heavy and trembling, and her head was thick. To type two pages of his small neat writing into something clean and pleasant to look at seemed to her, just then, an impossibly difficult task. He went home without coming to her desk again and she flung a dozen sheets of paper into the wastepaper basket, and decided she would come early next morning and do it before anyone else arrived.

§ 2. Mrs Buss, on her way out, asked, “Have you got any certificates?” Martha said no, she had learned to type at home. Mrs Buss said nothing consoling, but merely nodded absent-­mindedly, for her eyes were on the elegant Mrs Jasper Cohen. Martha could barely see where she was going as she left the office. She was filled with a violent revulsion against the law and everything connected with it. What she said to herself was, “I won’t spend the rest of my life typing this stupid jargon.”

§ 3. She stood at the corner of the street and watched a crowd of carefree young people going into McGrath’s Hotel, and felt sick with envy. Then she crossed the street and went into the offices of the Zambesi News. She was going to see if Mr Spur, an old journalist, whom she had known ‘as a child’ — that is to say, she had spent a month’s holiday with him and his wife about four years before — could offer her any kind of position. She was in the building about half an hour, and when she came out her face was hot with embarrassment. It had been so painful she could not bear to remember what had happened. What she must remember was that she had no qualifications whatsoever.

§ 4. She understood, finally, the extent of the favour Mr Cohen was doing her; and next morning she was at her desk in a very chastened frame of mind. Her eyes were certainly opened, but she had no time to use them, for long before that first document was finished, several more arrived on her desk, and it was lunchtime before she knew it. She tried to persuade herself that the papers she sent in, neatly clipped and tied with green tape in the form of the exquisite, faultless documents Mrs Buss turned out with such ease, were satisfactory. Mr Cohen received them with a noncommittal glance and a nod; and later Martha saw Mrs Buss doing them again. She was given no more. For a whole day she sat idle at her desk, feeling sick and useless, wishing that she could run away, wondering what would happen.

§ 5. The fair, plump girl, Maisie Gale, who sat next to her said consolingly, “Don’t lose any sleep. Just do what you can get away with, that’s my motto.” Martha was offended, and replied with a stiff smile.

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When you meet Beatrice Smythe, you are struck by her wonderful smile and well­toned muscles. The muscles might be expected in someone who has spent eighteen years dancing. The smile, as Beatrice explains, is a reflection of the great joy that dancing has given her. “Performing on stage is one of the most exhilarating experiences possible. All the nerves and fright you feel in the wings just melt away when you face the audience. Although you are aware of a sea of faces watching you, this is not what you concentrate on. (A43) ____ If you focus on this, then your dancing will look natural and unforced.”

So how did Beatrice get started? “I began taking ballet lessons in a local school when I was six. But after eleven years of ballet, I realised I wanted to do something different. Then a contemporary dance company staged a performance in our town, which I went to see. I had never seen dancing like this and immediately decided it was for me.”

Today Beatrice is a permanent member of the Charmed Circle Dance Company. But was it a difficult transition from studies to career? “I was warned that the competition would be fierce. (A44) ____ Applying even for the smallest part meant auditioning with dozens of others. Finally, I was lucky enough to be offered a trial period of one year with Charmed Circle. It was an extremely difficult period, but it gave me the hope of something permanent.” “I could have been tempted to join other dance companies on a temporary basis. But this would have meant missing out on the chance to become part of the regular line-up of one of Britain’s leading contemporary dance companies.” (A45) ____ But Beatrice’s ultimate ambition is to make it to America, where contemporary dance was first pioneered and developed. When asked about what it takes to become a dancer, Beatrice says, “You have to completely love what you’re doing, to keep pushing yourself to the limit and, quite frankly, to be slightly mad, too! (A46) ____ Most dancers will tell you how physically painful daily training can be. You also have to be extremely self-motivated.”

So what does Beatrice particularly enjoy about contemporary dance? “Well, contemporary movements are so different from other types of dance. In ballet, the movements are strictly structured and you have to stick to them. In contemporary dance, the movements are more expressive and have individual meanings. (A47) ____ This makes them very moving experiences both to perform and to watch.” “Charmed Circle offers a great opportunity for performers, but other career paths are also possible within contemporary dance. Our director is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I’ve lost count of the times he has helped me achieve something I thought I couldn’t do. (A48) ____ I would also like to gain further experience in choreographing pieces, as I really enjoyed the choreography lessons we did at dance school.”


1) Contemporary dance is often termed, more simply, modern dance, though some claim there are slight differences between them.

2) Charmed Circle regularly tours all the major cities at home and has also been to several European capitals, including Madrid, Prague and Berlin.

3) In London, there are literally thousands of highly talented performing artists of all kinds.

4) What matters is using the act of moving as a means of expressing yourself.

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When you meet Beatrice Smythe, you are struck by her wonderful smile and well­toned muscles. The muscles might be expected in someone who has spent eighteen years dancing. The smile, as Beatrice explains, is a reflection of the great joy that dancing has given her. “Performing on stage is one of the most exhilarating experiences possible. All the nerves and fright you feel in the wings just melt away when you face the audience. Although you are aware of a sea of faces watching you, this is not what you concentrate on. (A43) ____ If you focus on this, then your dancing will look natural and unforced.”

So how did Beatrice get started? “I began taking ballet lessons in a local school when I was six. But after eleven years of ballet, I realised I wanted to do something different. Then a contemporary dance company staged a performance in our town, which I went to see. I had never seen dancing like this and immediately decided it was for me.”

Today Beatrice is a permanent member of the Charmed Circle Dance Company. But was it a difficult transition from studies to career? “I was warned that the competition would be fierce. (A44) ____ Applying even for the smallest part meant auditioning with dozens of others. Finally, I was lucky enough to be offered a trial period of one year with Charmed Circle. It was an extremely difficult period, but it gave me the hope of something permanent.” “I could have been tempted to join other dance companies on a temporary basis. But this would have meant missing out on the chance to become part of the regular line-up of one of Britain’s leading contemporary dance companies.” (A45) ____ But Beatrice’s ultimate ambition is to make it to America, where contemporary dance was first pioneered and developed. When asked about what it takes to become a dancer, Beatrice says, “You have to completely love what you’re doing, to keep pushing yourself to the limit and, quite frankly, to be slightly mad, too! (A46) ____ Most dancers will tell you how physically painful daily training can be. You also have to be extremely self-motivated.”

So what does Beatrice particularly enjoy about contemporary dance? “Well, contemporary movements are so different from other types of dance. In ballet, the movements are strictly structured and you have to stick to them. In contemporary dance, the movements are more expressive and have individual meanings. (A47) ____ This makes them very moving experiences both to perform and to watch.” “Charmed Circle offers a great opportunity for performers, but other career paths are also possible within contemporary dance. Our director is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I’ve lost count of the times he has helped me achieve something I thought I couldn’t do. (A48) ____ I would also like to gain further experience in choreographing pieces, as I really enjoyed the choreography lessons we did at dance school.”


1) Contemporary dance is often termed, more simply, modern dance, though some claim there are slight differences between them.

2) Charmed Circle regularly tours all the major cities at home and has also been to several European capitals, including Madrid, Prague and Berlin.

3) In London, there are literally thousands of highly talented performing artists of all kinds.

4) What matters is using the act of moving as a means of expressing yourself.

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When you meet Beatrice Smythe, you are struck by her wonderful smile and well­toned muscles. The muscles might be expected in someone who has spent eighteen years dancing. The smile, as Beatrice explains, is a reflection of the great joy that dancing has given her. “Performing on stage is one of the most exhilarating experiences possible. All the nerves and fright you feel in the wings just melt away when you face the audience. Although you are aware of a sea of faces watching you, this is not what you concentrate on. (A43) ____ If you focus on this, then your dancing will look natural and unforced.”

So how did Beatrice get started? “I began taking ballet lessons in a local school when I was six. But after eleven years of ballet, I realised I wanted to do something different. Then a contemporary dance company staged a performance in our town, which I went to see. I had never seen dancing like this and immediately decided it was for me.”

Today Beatrice is a permanent member of the Charmed Circle Dance Company. But was it a difficult transition from studies to career? “I was warned that the competition would be fierce. (A44) ____ Applying even for the smallest part meant auditioning with dozens of others. Finally, I was lucky enough to be offered a trial period of one year with Charmed Circle. It was an extremely difficult period, but it gave me the hope of something permanent.” “I could have been tempted to join other dance companies on a temporary basis. But this would have meant missing out on the chance to become part of the regular line-up of one of Britain’s leading contemporary dance companies.” (A45) ____ But Beatrice’s ultimate ambition is to make it to America, where contemporary dance was first pioneered and developed. When asked about what it takes to become a dancer, Beatrice says, “You have to completely love what you’re doing, to keep pushing yourself to the limit and, quite frankly, to be slightly mad, too! (A46) ____ Most dancers will tell you how physically painful daily training can be. You also have to be extremely self-motivated.”

So what does Beatrice particularly enjoy about contemporary dance? “Well, contemporary movements are so different from other types of dance. In ballet, the movements are strictly structured and you have to stick to them. In contemporary dance, the movements are more expressive and have individual meanings. (A47) ____ This makes them very moving experiences both to perform and to watch.” “Charmed Circle offers a great opportunity for performers, but other career paths are also possible within contemporary dance. Our director is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I’ve lost count of the times he has helped me achieve something I thought I couldn’t do. (A48) ____ I would also like to gain further experience in choreographing pieces, as I really enjoyed the choreography lessons we did at dance school.”


1) Contemporary dance is often termed, more simply, modern dance, though some claim there are slight differences between them.

2) Charmed Circle regularly tours all the major cities at home and has also been to several European capitals, including Madrid, Prague and Berlin.

3) In London, there are literally thousands of highly talented performing artists of all kinds.

4) What matters is using the act of moving as a means of expressing yourself.

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When you meet Beatrice Smythe, you are struck by her wonderful smile and well­toned muscles. The muscles might be expected in someone who has spent eighteen years dancing. The smile, as Beatrice explains, is a reflection of the great joy that dancing has given her. “Performing on stage is one of the most exhilarating experiences possible. All the nerves and fright you feel in the wings just melt away when you face the audience. Although you are aware of a sea of faces watching you, this is not what you concentrate on. (A43) ____ If you focus on this, then your dancing will look natural and unforced.”

So how did Beatrice get started? “I began taking ballet lessons in a local school when I was six. But after eleven years of ballet, I realised I wanted to do something different. Then a contemporary dance company staged a performance in our town, which I went to see. I had never seen dancing like this and immediately decided it was for me.”

Today Beatrice is a permanent member of the Charmed Circle Dance Company. But was it a difficult transition from studies to career? “I was warned that the competition would be fierce. (A44) ____ Applying even for the smallest part meant auditioning with dozens of others. Finally, I was lucky enough to be offered a trial period of one year with Charmed Circle. It was an extremely difficult period, but it gave me the hope of something permanent.” “I could have been tempted to join other dance companies on a temporary basis. But this would have meant missing out on the chance to become part of the regular line-up of one of Britain’s leading contemporary dance companies.” (A45) ____ But Beatrice’s ultimate ambition is to make it to America, where contemporary dance was first pioneered and developed. When asked about what it takes to become a dancer, Beatrice says, “You have to completely love what you’re doing, to keep pushing yourself to the limit and, quite frankly, to be slightly mad, too! (A46) ____ Most dancers will tell you how physically painful daily training can be. You also have to be extremely self-motivated.”

So what does Beatrice particularly enjoy about contemporary dance? “Well, contemporary movements are so different from other types of dance. In ballet, the movements are strictly structured and you have to stick to them. In contemporary dance, the movements are more expressive and have individual meanings. (A47) ____ This makes them very moving experiences both to perform and to watch.” “Charmed Circle offers a great opportunity for performers, but other career paths are also possible within contemporary dance. Our director is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I’ve lost count of the times he has helped me achieve something I thought I couldn’t do. (A48) ____ I would also like to gain further experience in choreographing pieces, as I really enjoyed the choreography lessons we did at dance school.”


1) Nobody would willingly put their bodies through what we do.

2) For this reason, I feel inspired to try having a similar job myself someday.

3) And although the pieces don’t tell a story in the way, say, a ballet does, they explore themes and issues related to our everyday lives.

4) Modern and contemporary dance has many elements in common.

Прочитайте текст. Заполните пропуск A47 одним из предложенных текстовых фрагментов (1—4). Один фрагмент является лишним.

When you meet Beatrice Smythe, you are struck by her wonderful smile and well­toned muscles. The muscles might be expected in someone who has spent eighteen years dancing. The smile, as Beatrice explains, is a reflection of the great joy that dancing has given her. “Performing on stage is one of the most exhilarating experiences possible. All the nerves and fright you feel in the wings just melt away when you face the audience. Although you are aware of a sea of faces watching you, this is not what you concentrate on. (A43) ____ If you focus on this, then your dancing will look natural and unforced.”

So how did Beatrice get started? “I began taking ballet lessons in a local school when I was six. But after eleven years of ballet, I realised I wanted to do something different. Then a contemporary dance company staged a performance in our town, which I went to see. I had never seen dancing like this and immediately decided it was for me.”

Today Beatrice is a permanent member of the Charmed Circle Dance Company. But was it a difficult transition from studies to career? “I was warned that the competition would be fierce. (A44) ____ Applying even for the smallest part meant auditioning with dozens of others. Finally, I was lucky enough to be offered a trial period of one year with Charmed Circle. It was an extremely difficult period, but it gave me the hope of something permanent.” “I could have been tempted to join other dance companies on a temporary basis. But this would have meant missing out on the chance to become part of the regular line-up of one of Britain’s leading contemporary dance companies.” (A45) ____ But Beatrice’s ultimate ambition is to make it to America, where contemporary dance was first pioneered and developed. When asked about what it takes to become a dancer, Beatrice says, “You have to completely love what you’re doing, to keep pushing yourself to the limit and, quite frankly, to be slightly mad, too! (A46) ____ Most dancers will tell you how physically painful daily training can be. You also have to be extremely self-motivated.”

So what does Beatrice particularly enjoy about contemporary dance? “Well, contemporary movements are so different from other types of dance. In ballet, the movements are strictly structured and you have to stick to them. In contemporary dance, the movements are more expressive and have individual meanings. (A47) ____ This makes them very moving experiences both to perform and to watch.” “Charmed Circle offers a great opportunity for performers, but other career paths are also possible within contemporary dance. Our director is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I’ve lost count of the times he has helped me achieve something I thought I couldn’t do. (A48) ____ I would also like to gain further experience in choreographing pieces, as I really enjoyed the choreography lessons we did at dance school.”


1) Nobody would willingly put their bodies through what we do.

2) For this reason, I feel inspired to try having a similar job myself someday.

3) And although the pieces don’t tell a story in the way, say, a ballet does, they explore themes and issues related to our everyday lives.

4) Modern and contemporary dance has many elements in common.

Прочитайте текст. Заполните пропуск A48 одним из предложенных текстовых фрагментов (1—4). Один фрагмент является лишним.

When you meet Beatrice Smythe, you are struck by her wonderful smile and well­toned muscles. The muscles might be expected in someone who has spent eighteen years dancing. The smile, as Beatrice explains, is a reflection of the great joy that dancing has given her. “Performing on stage is one of the most exhilarating experiences possible. All the nerves and fright you feel in the wings just melt away when you face the audience. Although you are aware of a sea of faces watching you, this is not what you concentrate on. (A43) ____ If you focus on this, then your dancing will look natural and unforced.”

So how did Beatrice get started? “I began taking ballet lessons in a local school when I was six. But after eleven years of ballet, I realised I wanted to do something different. Then a contemporary dance company staged a performance in our town, which I went to see. I had never seen dancing like this and immediately decided it was for me.”

Today Beatrice is a permanent member of the Charmed Circle Dance Company. But was it a difficult transition from studies to career? “I was warned that the competition would be fierce. (A44) ____ Applying even for the smallest part meant auditioning with dozens of others. Finally, I was lucky enough to be offered a trial period of one year with Charmed Circle. It was an extremely difficult period, but it gave me the hope of something permanent.” “I could have been tempted to join other dance companies on a temporary basis. But this would have meant missing out on the chance to become part of the regular line-up of one of Britain’s leading contemporary dance companies.” (A45) ____ But Beatrice’s ultimate ambition is to make it to America, where contemporary dance was first pioneered and developed. When asked about what it takes to become a dancer, Beatrice says, “You have to completely love what you’re doing, to keep pushing yourself to the limit and, quite frankly, to be slightly mad, too! (A46) ____ Most dancers will tell you how physically painful daily training can be. You also have to be extremely self-motivated.”

So what does Beatrice particularly enjoy about contemporary dance? “Well, contemporary movements are so different from other types of dance. In ballet, the movements are strictly structured and you have to stick to them. In contemporary dance, the movements are more expressive and have individual meanings. (A47) ____ This makes them very moving experiences both to perform and to watch.” “Charmed Circle offers a great opportunity for performers, but other career paths are also possible within contemporary dance. Our director is one of the best teachers I’ve ever had. I’ve lost count of the times he has helped me achieve something I thought I couldn’t do. (A48) ____ I would also like to gain further experience in choreographing pieces, as I really enjoyed the choreography lessons we did at dance school.”


1) Nobody would willingly put their bodies through what we do.

2) For this reason, I feel inspired to try having a similar job myself someday.

3) And although the pieces don’t tell a story in the way, say, a ballet does, they explore themes and issues related to our everyday lives.

4) Modern and contemporary dance has many elements in common.

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PROSPER, NUMBER, OWN, EARN

House (B1) … has been increasing in recent years. The causes of this are (B2) …, but no doubt higher (B3) … is an important factor. Some economists consider this change to be of great benefit to the (B4) … of the country.

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PROSPER, NUMBER, OWN, EARN

House (B1) … has been increasing in recent years. The causes of this are (B2) …, but no doubt higher (B3) … is an important factor. Some economists consider this change to be of great benefit to the (B4) … of the country.

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PROSPER, NUMBER, OWN, EARN

House (B1) … has been increasing in recent years. The causes of this are (B2) …, but no doubt higher (B3) … is an important factor. Some economists consider this change to be of great benefit to the (B4) … of the country.

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PROSPER, NUMBER, OWN, EARN

House (B1) … has been increasing in recent years. The causes of this are (B2) …, but no doubt higher (B3) … is an important factor. Some economists consider this change to be of great benefit to the (B4) … of the country.

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There is alarming new evidence that the number of asthma cases is on the (B5) … . The main areas of the population to be affected (B6) … this illness are young people and the inhabitants of cities. One possible (B7) … for this problem is the increase (B8) … air pollution, although the level of some pollutants has actually decreased over the last few years.

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There is alarming new evidence that the number of asthma cases is on the (B5) … . The main areas of the population to be affected (B6) … this illness are young people and the inhabitants of cities. One possible (B7) … for this problem is the increase (B8) … air pollution, although the level of some pollutants has actually decreased over the last few years.

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There is alarming new evidence that the number of asthma cases is on the (B5) … . The main areas of the population to be affected (B6) … this illness are young people and the inhabitants of cities. One possible (B7) … for this problem is the increase (B8) … air pollution, although the level of some pollutants has actually decreased over the last few years.

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There is alarming new evidence that the number of asthma cases is on the (B5) … . The main areas of the population to be affected (B6) … this illness are young people and the inhabitants of cities. One possible (B7) … for this problem is the increase (B8) … air pollution, although the level of some pollutants has actually decreased over the last few years.

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Many of the developments of the 20th century have changed the way we live enormously, but a few of them have had the impact of the motor car. In most parts of today’s world, it is very difficult for most of people to imagine life without it — getting to work, going on holiday, visiting family and friends — would not be possible for a lot of people. Some families have more than one car.

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However, despite all of the advantages the car gives us, it also has a several disadvantages. In lots of cities there is so much congestion that none of the traffic can move during the busiest periods. And much of the pollution that affects many places is caused by the motor car.

Переведите на английский язык фрагмент предложения, данный в скобках.

Do you have (другие) hobbies apart from playing sports?

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Susan thinks reading magazines is a waste of time, (не так ли)?