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Manchester United is a football club that these days (A1) … one of the most well-known clubs in the world. It started in 1902 and (A2) … the FA Cup, a famous competition in English football, more times than any other club. In 1958, many of its players died in a plane crash. Ten years later, the club (A3) … the European Cup, with famous players like George Best and Bobby Charlton. In the early 1990s, the club became a public company, with shares on the Stock Exchange. Since then, it (A4) … its own TV channel and it (A5) … even more famous world-wide, with all kinds of publicity and many different kinds of goods related to the club. In 1999, the team won the European Champions League. They (A6) … the match against Bayern Munich 1—0 but right at the end of the match they scored two goals. The club has millions of supporters both in Britain and abroad — although many of them (A7) … to Manchester in their lives!

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Manchester United is a football club that these days (A1) … one of the most well-known clubs in the world. It started in 1902 and (A2) … the FA Cup, a famous competition in English football, more times than any other club. In 1958, many of its players died in a plane crash. Ten years later, the club (A3) … the European Cup, with famous players like George Best and Bobby Charlton. In the early 1990s, the club became a public company, with shares on the Stock Exchange. Since then, it (A4) … its own TV channel and it (A5) … even more famous world-wide, with all kinds of publicity and many different kinds of goods related to the club. In 1999, the team won the European Champions League. They (A6) … the match against Bayern Munich 1—0 but right at the end of the match they scored two goals. The club has millions of supporters both in Britain and abroad — although many of them (A7) … to Manchester in their lives!

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Manchester United is a football club that these days (A1) … one of the most well-known clubs in the world. It started in 1902 and (A2) … the FA Cup, a famous competition in English football, more times than any other club. In 1958, many of its players died in a plane crash. Ten years later, the club (A3) … the European Cup, with famous players like George Best and Bobby Charlton. In the early 1990s, the club became a public company, with shares on the Stock Exchange. Since then, it (A4) … its own TV channel and it (A5) … even more famous world-wide, with all kinds of publicity and many different kinds of goods related to the club. In 1999, the team won the European Champions League. They (A6) … the match against Bayern Munich 1—0 but right at the end of the match they scored two goals. The club has millions of supporters both in Britain and abroad — although many of them (A7) … to Manchester in their lives!

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Manchester United is a football club that these days (A1) … one of the most well-known clubs in the world. It started in 1902 and (A2) … the FA Cup, a famous competition in English football, more times than any other club. In 1958, many of its players died in a plane crash. Ten years later, the club (A3) … the European Cup, with famous players like George Best and Bobby Charlton. In the early 1990s, the club became a public company, with shares on the Stock Exchange. Since then, it (A4) … its own TV channel and it (A5) … even more famous world-wide, with all kinds of publicity and many different kinds of goods related to the club. In 1999, the team won the European Champions League. They (A6) … the match against Bayern Munich 1—0 but right at the end of the match they scored two goals. The club has millions of supporters both in Britain and abroad — although many of them (A7) … to Manchester in their lives!

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Manchester United is a football club that these days (A1) … one of the most well-known clubs in the world. It started in 1902 and (A2) … the FA Cup, a famous competition in English football, more times than any other club. In 1958, many of its players died in a plane crash. Ten years later, the club (A3) … the European Cup, with famous players like George Best and Bobby Charlton. In the early 1990s, the club became a public company, with shares on the Stock Exchange. Since then, it (A4) … its own TV channel and it (A5) … even more famous world-wide, with all kinds of publicity and many different kinds of goods related to the club. In 1999, the team won the European Champions League. They (A6) … the match against Bayern Munich 1—0 but right at the end of the match they scored two goals. The club has millions of supporters both in Britain and abroad — although many of them (A7) … to Manchester in their lives!

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Manchester United is a football club that these days (A1) … one of the most well-known clubs in the world. It started in 1902 and (A2) … the FA Cup, a famous competition in English football, more times than any other club. In 1958, many of its players died in a plane crash. Ten years later, the club (A3) … the European Cup, with famous players like George Best and Bobby Charlton. In the early 1990s, the club became a public company, with shares on the Stock Exchange. Since then, it (A4) … its own TV channel and it (A5) … even more famous world-wide, with all kinds of publicity and many different kinds of goods related to the club. In 1999, the team won the European Champions League. They (A6) … the match against Bayern Munich 1—0 but right at the end of the match they scored two goals. The club has millions of supporters both in Britain and abroad — although many of them (A7) … to Manchester in their lives!

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Manchester United is a football club that these days (A1) … one of the most well-known clubs in the world. It started in 1902 and (A2) … the FA Cup, a famous competition in English football, more times than any other club. In 1958, many of its players died in a plane crash. Ten years later, the club (A3) … the European Cup, with famous players like George Best and Bobby Charlton. In the early 1990s, the club became a public company, with shares on the Stock Exchange. Since then, it (A4) … its own TV channel and it (A5) … even more famous world-wide, with all kinds of publicity and many different kinds of goods related to the club. In 1999, the team won the European Champions League. They (A6) … the match against Bayern Munich 1—0 but right at the end of the match they scored two goals. The club has millions of supporters both in Britain and abroad — although many of them (A7) … to Manchester in their lives!

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Many people are (A8) … the impression that British food is awful. It is said to be tasteless and cooked badly, so the idea that Britain has some of the best restaurants in the world is usually met (A9) … roars of laughter. However, this might be a little unfair. There have been some wonderful improvements in recent years. There are now many excellent restaurants serving customers high-quality dishes that have been very skillfully prepared. Also, many British chefs now have (A10) … Michelin stars, which are only awarded (A11) … the world’s very best chefs. A good variety of food is available these days, too. In other words, (A12) … food being served isn’t just French gourmet. There has been a huge rise (A13) … the popularity of traditional British dishes. Fortunately, gone are (A14) … days when the only things (A15) … the menu were boiled vegetables and stewed meat! So, the next time you get a chance, be adventurous and try some real British food. You just might find that it no longer deserves its terrible reputation.

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Many people are (A8) … the impression that British food is awful. It is said to be tasteless and cooked badly, so the idea that Britain has some of the best restaurants in the world is usually met (A9) … roars of laughter. However, this might be a little unfair. There have been some wonderful improvements in recent years. There are now many excellent restaurants serving customers high-quality dishes that have been very skillfully prepared. Also, many British chefs now have (A10) … Michelin stars, which are only awarded (A11) … the world’s very best chefs. A good variety of food is available these days, too. In other words, (A12) … food being served isn’t just French gourmet. There has been a huge rise (A13) … the popularity of traditional British dishes. Fortunately, gone are (A14) … days when the only things (A15) … the menu were boiled vegetables and stewed meat! So, the next time you get a chance, be adventurous and try some real British food. You just might find that it no longer deserves its terrible reputation.

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Many people are (A8) … the impression that British food is awful. It is said to be tasteless and cooked badly, so the idea that Britain has some of the best restaurants in the world is usually met (A9) … roars of laughter. However, this might be a little unfair. There have been some wonderful improvements in recent years. There are now many excellent restaurants serving customers high-quality dishes that have been very skillfully prepared. Also, many British chefs now have (A10) … Michelin stars, which are only awarded (A11) … the world’s very best chefs. A good variety of food is available these days, too. In other words, (A12) … food being served isn’t just French gourmet. There has been a huge rise (A13) … the popularity of traditional British dishes. Fortunately, gone are (A14) … days when the only things (A15) … the menu were boiled vegetables and stewed meat! So, the next time you get a chance, be adventurous and try some real British food. You just might find that it no longer deserves its terrible reputation.

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Many people are (A8) … the impression that British food is awful. It is said to be tasteless and cooked badly, so the idea that Britain has some of the best restaurants in the world is usually met (A9) … roars of laughter. However, this might be a little unfair. There have been some wonderful improvements in recent years. There are now many excellent restaurants serving customers high-quality dishes that have been very skillfully prepared. Also, many British chefs now have (A10) … Michelin stars, which are only awarded (A11) … the world’s very best chefs. A good variety of food is available these days, too. In other words, (A12) … food being served isn’t just French gourmet. There has been a huge rise (A13) … the popularity of traditional British dishes. Fortunately, gone are (A14) … days when the only things (A15) … the menu were boiled vegetables and stewed meat! So, the next time you get a chance, be adventurous and try some real British food. You just might find that it no longer deserves its terrible reputation.

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Many people are (A8) … the impression that British food is awful. It is said to be tasteless and cooked badly, so the idea that Britain has some of the best restaurants in the world is usually met (A9) … roars of laughter. However, this might be a little unfair. There have been some wonderful improvements in recent years. There are now many excellent restaurants serving customers high-quality dishes that have been very skillfully prepared. Also, many British chefs now have (A10) … Michelin stars, which are only awarded (A11) … the world’s very best chefs. A good variety of food is available these days, too. In other words, (A12) … food being served isn’t just French gourmet. There has been a huge rise (A13) … the popularity of traditional British dishes. Fortunately, gone are (A14) … days when the only things (A15) … the menu were boiled vegetables and stewed meat! So, the next time you get a chance, be adventurous and try some real British food. You just might find that it no longer deserves its terrible reputation.

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Many people are (A8) … the impression that British food is awful. It is said to be tasteless and cooked badly, so the idea that Britain has some of the best restaurants in the world is usually met (A9) … roars of laughter. However, this might be a little unfair. There have been some wonderful improvements in recent years. There are now many excellent restaurants serving customers high-quality dishes that have been very skillfully prepared. Also, many British chefs now have (A10) … Michelin stars, which are only awarded (A11) … the world’s very best chefs. A good variety of food is available these days, too. In other words, (A12) … food being served isn’t just French gourmet. There has been a huge rise (A13) … the popularity of traditional British dishes. Fortunately, gone are (A14) … days when the only things (A15) … the menu were boiled vegetables and stewed meat! So, the next time you get a chance, be adventurous and try some real British food. You just might find that it no longer deserves its terrible reputation.

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Many people are (A8) … the impression that British food is awful. It is said to be tasteless and cooked badly, so the idea that Britain has some of the best restaurants in the world is usually met (A9) … roars of laughter. However, this might be a little unfair. There have been some wonderful improvements in recent years. There are now many excellent restaurants serving customers high-quality dishes that have been very skillfully prepared. Also, many British chefs now have (A10) … Michelin stars, which are only awarded (A11) … the world’s very best chefs. A good variety of food is available these days, too. In other words, (A12) … food being served isn’t just French gourmet. There has been a huge rise (A13) … the popularity of traditional British dishes. Fortunately, gone are (A14) … days when the only things (A15) … the menu were boiled vegetables and stewed meat! So, the next time you get a chance, be adventurous and try some real British food. You just might find that it no longer deserves its terrible reputation.

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Many people are (A8) … the impression that British food is awful. It is said to be tasteless and cooked badly, so the idea that Britain has some of the best restaurants in the world is usually met (A9) … roars of laughter. However, this might be a little unfair. There have been some wonderful improvements in recent years. There are now many excellent restaurants serving customers high-quality dishes that have been very skillfully prepared. Also, many British chefs now have (A10) … Michelin stars, which are only awarded (A11) … the world’s very best chefs. A good variety of food is available these days, too. In other words, (A12) … food being served isn’t just French gourmet. There has been a huge rise (A13) … the popularity of traditional British dishes. Fortunately, gone are (A14) … days when the only things (A15) … the menu were boiled vegetables and stewed meat! So, the next time you get a chance, be adventurous and try some real British food. You just might find that it no longer deserves its terrible reputation.

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Do you happen to know that Pluto is … away from the Sun?

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It was … she was on her summer holiday that she wrote that book.

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There have been (1) little rain (2), in the last twenty-four-hour period (3) in the area (4).

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I suggested that the instructor react (1) to the situation (2) by changing the textbook (3) instead of to modify (4) the objectives of the course.

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The author’s latest (1) novel wasn’t any more (2) better than (3) his previous one (4).

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They were in theirs (1) early teens (2) when I first (3) met them (4).

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These two photos (1) are so similar (2) that I can’t say (3) them apart (4).

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Art experts have a large number of scientific ways to (A23) … whether a painting is a forgery. Forged paintings are often discovered because the materials used were not available at the time the (A24) … painting was made. Ultra-violet light, x-rays and powerful microscopes can show modern paints and repairs which cannot normally be seen. Many new colours were (A25) … during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of the commonest ways of (A26) … that a supposedly seventeenth century painting is a forgery is to find paints in it which did not exist at the time that the original was produced. For example, many forgeries of old paintings were (A27) … when it was discovered that the artists had used titanium white, a paint first (A28) … in 1921. Unfortunately forgeries of more modern paintings can be more difficult to (A29) … . There are also techniques (A30) … for testing the age and (A31) … of a painting’s frame, paper or canvas and backing. However, many forgeries still slip through the experts’ net. Many insist that often the best way to spot a forgery is to compare it with an undisputed original. One leading expert believes that no single scientific test can (A32) … prove a painting is a forgery. The important thing is to look at the painting as a whole.

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Art experts have a large number of scientific ways to (A23) … whether a painting is a forgery. Forged paintings are often discovered because the materials used were not available at the time the (A24) … painting was made. Ultra-violet light, x-rays and powerful microscopes can show modern paints and repairs which cannot normally be seen. Many new colours were (A25) … during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of the commonest ways of (A26) … that a supposedly seventeenth century painting is a forgery is to find paints in it which did not exist at the time that the original was produced. For example, many forgeries of old paintings were (A27) … when it was discovered that the artists had used titanium white, a paint first (A28) … in 1921. Unfortunately forgeries of more modern paintings can be more difficult to (A29) … . There are also techniques (A30) … for testing the age and (A31) … of a painting’s frame, paper or canvas and backing. However, many forgeries still slip through the experts’ net. Many insist that often the best way to spot a forgery is to compare it with an undisputed original. One leading expert believes that no single scientific test can (A32) … prove a painting is a forgery. The important thing is to look at the painting as a whole.

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Art experts have a large number of scientific ways to (A23) … whether a painting is a forgery. Forged paintings are often discovered because the materials used were not available at the time the (A24) … painting was made. Ultra-violet light, x-rays and powerful microscopes can show modern paints and repairs which cannot normally be seen. Many new colours were (A25) … during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of the commonest ways of (A26) … that a supposedly seventeenth century painting is a forgery is to find paints in it which did not exist at the time that the original was produced. For example, many forgeries of old paintings were (A27) … when it was discovered that the artists had used titanium white, a paint first (A28) … in 1921. Unfortunately forgeries of more modern paintings can be more difficult to (A29) … . There are also techniques (A30) … for testing the age and (A31) … of a painting’s frame, paper or canvas and backing. However, many forgeries still slip through the experts’ net. Many insist that often the best way to spot a forgery is to compare it with an undisputed original. One leading expert believes that no single scientific test can (A32) … prove a painting is a forgery. The important thing is to look at the painting as a whole.

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Art experts have a large number of scientific ways to (A23) … whether a painting is a forgery. Forged paintings are often discovered because the materials used were not available at the time the (A24) … painting was made. Ultra-violet light, x-rays and powerful microscopes can show modern paints and repairs which cannot normally be seen. Many new colours were (A25) … during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of the commonest ways of (A26) … that a supposedly seventeenth century painting is a forgery is to find paints in it which did not exist at the time that the original was produced. For example, many forgeries of old paintings were (A27) … when it was discovered that the artists had used titanium white, a paint first (A28) … in 1921. Unfortunately forgeries of more modern paintings can be more difficult to (A29) … . There are also techniques (A30) … for testing the age and (A31) … of a painting’s frame, paper or canvas and backing. However, many forgeries still slip through the experts’ net. Many insist that often the best way to spot a forgery is to compare it with an undisputed original. One leading expert believes that no single scientific test can (A32) … prove a painting is a forgery. The important thing is to look at the painting as a whole.

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Art experts have a large number of scientific ways to (A23) … whether a painting is a forgery. Forged paintings are often discovered because the materials used were not available at the time the (A24) … painting was made. Ultra-violet light, x-rays and powerful microscopes can show modern paints and repairs which cannot normally be seen. Many new colours were (A25) … during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of the commonest ways of (A26) … that a supposedly seventeenth century painting is a forgery is to find paints in it which did not exist at the time that the original was produced. For example, many forgeries of old paintings were (A27) … when it was discovered that the artists had used titanium white, a paint first (A28) … in 1921. Unfortunately forgeries of more modern paintings can be more difficult to (A29) … . There are also techniques (A30) … for testing the age and (A31) … of a painting’s frame, paper or canvas and backing. However, many forgeries still slip through the experts’ net. Many insist that often the best way to spot a forgery is to compare it with an undisputed original. One leading expert believes that no single scientific test can (A32) … prove a painting is a forgery. The important thing is to look at the painting as a whole.

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Art experts have a large number of scientific ways to (A23) … whether a painting is a forgery. Forged paintings are often discovered because the materials used were not available at the time the (A24) … painting was made. Ultra-violet light, x-rays and powerful microscopes can show modern paints and repairs which cannot normally be seen. Many new colours were (A25) … during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of the commonest ways of (A26) … that a supposedly seventeenth century painting is a forgery is to find paints in it which did not exist at the time that the original was produced. For example, many forgeries of old paintings were (A27) … when it was discovered that the artists had used titanium white, a paint first (A28) … in 1921. Unfortunately forgeries of more modern paintings can be more difficult to (A29) … . There are also techniques (A30) … for testing the age and (A31) … of a painting’s frame, paper or canvas and backing. However, many forgeries still slip through the experts’ net. Many insist that often the best way to spot a forgery is to compare it with an undisputed original. One leading expert believes that no single scientific test can (A32) … prove a painting is a forgery. The important thing is to look at the painting as a whole.

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Art experts have a large number of scientific ways to (A23) … whether a painting is a forgery. Forged paintings are often discovered because the materials used were not available at the time the (A24) … painting was made. Ultra-violet light, x-rays and powerful microscopes can show modern paints and repairs which cannot normally be seen. Many new colours were (A25) … during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of the commonest ways of (A26) … that a supposedly seventeenth century painting is a forgery is to find paints in it which did not exist at the time that the original was produced. For example, many forgeries of old paintings were (A27) … when it was discovered that the artists had used titanium white, a paint first (A28) … in 1921. Unfortunately forgeries of more modern paintings can be more difficult to (A29) … . There are also techniques (A30) … for testing the age and (A31) … of a painting’s frame, paper or canvas and backing. However, many forgeries still slip through the experts’ net. Many insist that often the best way to spot a forgery is to compare it with an undisputed original. One leading expert believes that no single scientific test can (A32) … prove a painting is a forgery. The important thing is to look at the painting as a whole.

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Art experts have a large number of scientific ways to (A23) … whether a painting is a forgery. Forged paintings are often discovered because the materials used were not available at the time the (A24) … painting was made. Ultra-violet light, x-rays and powerful microscopes can show modern paints and repairs which cannot normally be seen. Many new colours were (A25) … during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of the commonest ways of (A26) … that a supposedly seventeenth century painting is a forgery is to find paints in it which did not exist at the time that the original was produced. For example, many forgeries of old paintings were (A27) … when it was discovered that the artists had used titanium white, a paint first (A28) … in 1921. Unfortunately forgeries of more modern paintings can be more difficult to (A29) … . There are also techniques (A30) … for testing the age and (A31) … of a painting’s frame, paper or canvas and backing. However, many forgeries still slip through the experts’ net. Many insist that often the best way to spot a forgery is to compare it with an undisputed original. One leading expert believes that no single scientific test can (A32) … prove a painting is a forgery. The important thing is to look at the painting as a whole.

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Art experts have a large number of scientific ways to (A23) … whether a painting is a forgery. Forged paintings are often discovered because the materials used were not available at the time the (A24) … painting was made. Ultra-violet light, x-rays and powerful microscopes can show modern paints and repairs which cannot normally be seen. Many new colours were (A25) … during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of the commonest ways of (A26) … that a supposedly seventeenth century painting is a forgery is to find paints in it which did not exist at the time that the original was produced. For example, many forgeries of old paintings were (A27) … when it was discovered that the artists had used titanium white, a paint first (A28) … in 1921. Unfortunately forgeries of more modern paintings can be more difficult to (A29) … . There are also techniques (A30) … for testing the age and (A31) … of a painting’s frame, paper or canvas and backing. However, many forgeries still slip through the experts’ net. Many insist that often the best way to spot a forgery is to compare it with an undisputed original. One leading expert believes that no single scientific test can (A32) … prove a painting is a forgery. The important thing is to look at the painting as a whole.

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Art experts have a large number of scientific ways to (A23) … whether a painting is a forgery. Forged paintings are often discovered because the materials used were not available at the time the (A24) … painting was made. Ultra-violet light, x-rays and powerful microscopes can show modern paints and repairs which cannot normally be seen. Many new colours were (A25) … during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. One of the commonest ways of (A26) … that a supposedly seventeenth century painting is a forgery is to find paints in it which did not exist at the time that the original was produced. For example, many forgeries of old paintings were (A27) … when it was discovered that the artists had used titanium white, a paint first (A28) … in 1921. Unfortunately forgeries of more modern paintings can be more difficult to (A29) … . There are also techniques (A30) … for testing the age and (A31) … of a painting’s frame, paper or canvas and backing. However, many forgeries still slip through the experts’ net. Many insist that often the best way to spot a forgery is to compare it with an undisputed original. One leading expert believes that no single scientific test can (A32) … prove a painting is a forgery. The important thing is to look at the painting as a whole.

Прочитайте диалог. Ответьте на вопрос, следующий после диалога, выбрав один из предложенных вариантов ответа.

Man: How is your training course?
Woman: I am sure my students benefit and I like to think my colleagues look to me for guidance in methodology.

What does the woman mean?

Выберите реплику-стимул, подходящую по смыслу к предложенной ответной реплике.

Neither am I.

Установите соответствие между репликами-стимулами 1—4 и ответными репликами A—E. Выберите один из предложенных вариантов ответа. Одна ответная реплика (A—E) является лишней.

1. Goodbye and thanks again for all you’ve done.
2. Would you mind if I turned the TV on?
3. She can’t stand washing up.
4. Would you like a cup of tea?

A. No, I wouldn’t.
B. Thanks, you needn’t bother.
C. Nor can I.
D. It was a pleasure.
E. That’s all right.

Расположите реплики так, чтобы получился связный диалог. Выберите один из предложенных вариантов ответа.

A. Yes … this is a photo of me when I was a lot younger. Oh, I used to love that dress!
B. That’s your Dad.
C. Are you serious! Look at his hair!
D. I suppose he thought he looked very handsome!
E. Men used to wear their hair long in those days. Well, that was the fashion then.
F. Mmmm, I like the colour. Who’s that beside you?

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§ 1. It would be simple enough to follow him. Roger was a man of habits, and even when he worked irregular hours he would still have mid-day meal, whenever he did have it, at Percy’s. Miss Temple found an antique bookshop across the street where, as she had to buy something for standing so long watching through its window, she selected, on impulse, a complete four-volume Illustrated Lives of Sea Martyrs. The books were detailed enough for her to spend time in the window, pretending to examine the books while actually watching Roger. First she watched him enter and then, after an hour, leave Percy’s alone.

§ 2. He walked straight back to his office in the Ministry courtyard. Miss Temple arranged for her books to be delivered to the Boniface, and walked back into the street, feeling like a fool. She had re-crossed the square before she convinced herself that she was not so much a fool as an inexperienced observer. It was pointless watching from outside the restaurant because only from inside could she have found out whether Roger had eaten alone or with others, or with which particular others — all important information.

§ 3. She had a pretty good feeling that the crime she believed he had committed wasn’t to benefit his work, which meant she was unlikely to learn anything from observing his working day. It was after work that any real information would be gathered. Then she entered a store whose windows were full of luggage, hampers, oilskins, lanterns, telescopes, and walking sticks. She left wearing a ladies’ black travelling cloak, with a deep hood and several well hidden pockets, opera glasses, a leather-bound notebook and an all-weather pencil. Miss Temple then went for tea.

§ 4. Between cups of tea and two cakes, she made entries in the notebook, summarising her plan and then describing the day’s work so far. That she now had a kind of uniform and a set of tools made everything that much easier and much less about her own feelings. Tasks requiring clothes and other equipment seemed somehow more objective, even scientific, in nature. In keeping with this, she made a point of writing her entries in the notebook in a kind of code. She replaced proper names and places with synonyms or word-play that hopefully would not be understood by anyone but herself.

§ 5. Knowing that Roger usually finished his work at five, Miss Temple left the tea shop at four o’clock and hired a cab. After assuring the driver he would be well paid for his time, she instructed him in a low, direct tone of voice, that they would be following a gentleman, most likely in another cab, and that she would knock on the cab window when he appeared. The driver nodded, but said nothing else. She took his silence to mean that this was a usual enough thing, and felt all the more sure of herself. When Roger appeared, some forty minutes later, she nearly missed him, amusing herself by peering through the opera glasses into nearby open windows, but a sudden feeling caused her to glance back at the courtyard gates just in time to see Roger, standing in the road with an air of confidence and purpose that took her breath away. He flagged down a cab of his own. Miss Temple knocked sharply on the cab window, and they were off.

§ 6. The thrill of the chase, complicated by the nervousness of seeing Roger, was quickly lost when, after the first few turns, it became obvious that Roger’s destination was nowhere more interesting than his own home.

Miss Temple thought it would be easy to follow Roger because

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§ 1. It would be simple enough to follow him. Roger was a man of habits, and even when he worked irregular hours he would still have mid-day meal, whenever he did have it, at Percy’s. Miss Temple found an antique bookshop across the street where, as she had to buy something for standing so long watching through its window, she selected, on impulse, a complete four-volume Illustrated Lives of Sea Martyrs. The books were detailed enough for her to spend time in the window, pretending to examine the books while actually watching Roger. First she watched him enter and then, after an hour, leave Percy’s alone.

§ 2. He walked straight back to his office in the Ministry courtyard. Miss Temple arranged for her books to be delivered to the Boniface, and walked back into the street, feeling like a fool. She had re-crossed the square before she convinced herself that she was not so much a fool as an inexperienced observer. It was pointless watching from outside the restaurant because only from inside could she have found out whether Roger had eaten alone or with others, or with which particular others — all important information.

§ 3. She had a pretty good feeling that the crime she believed he had committed wasn’t to benefit his work, which meant she was unlikely to learn anything from observing his working day. It was after work that any real information would be gathered. Then she entered a store whose windows were full of luggage, hampers, oilskins, lanterns, telescopes, and walking sticks. She left wearing a ladies’ black travelling cloak, with a deep hood and several well hidden pockets, opera glasses, a leather-bound notebook and an all-weather pencil. Miss Temple then went for tea.

§ 4. Between cups of tea and two cakes, she made entries in the notebook, summarising her plan and then describing the day’s work so far. That she now had a kind of uniform and a set of tools made everything that much easier and much less about her own feelings. Tasks requiring clothes and other equipment seemed somehow more objective, even scientific, in nature. In keeping with this, she made a point of writing her entries in the notebook in a kind of code. She replaced proper names and places with synonyms or word-play that hopefully would not be understood by anyone but herself.

§ 5. Knowing that Roger usually finished his work at five, Miss Temple left the tea shop at four o’clock and hired a cab. After assuring the driver he would be well paid for his time, she instructed him in a low, direct tone of voice, that they would be following a gentleman, most likely in another cab, and that she would knock on the cab window when he appeared. The driver nodded, but said nothing else. She took his silence to mean that this was a usual enough thing, and felt all the more sure of herself. When Roger appeared, some forty minutes later, she nearly missed him, amusing herself by peering through the opera glasses into nearby open windows, but a sudden feeling caused her to glance back at the courtyard gates just in time to see Roger, standing in the road with an air of confidence and purpose that took her breath away. He flagged down a cab of his own. Miss Temple knocked sharply on the cab window, and they were off.

§ 6. The thrill of the chase, complicated by the nervousness of seeing Roger, was quickly lost when, after the first few turns, it became obvious that Roger’s destination was nowhere more interesting than his own home.

What mistake did Miss Temple soon realise she had made?

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§ 1. It would be simple enough to follow him. Roger was a man of habits, and even when he worked irregular hours he would still have mid-day meal, whenever he did have it, at Percy’s. Miss Temple found an antique bookshop across the street where, as she had to buy something for standing so long watching through its window, she selected, on impulse, a complete four-volume Illustrated Lives of Sea Martyrs. The books were detailed enough for her to spend time in the window, pretending to examine the books while actually watching Roger. First she watched him enter and then, after an hour, leave Percy’s alone.

§ 2. He walked straight back to his office in the Ministry courtyard. Miss Temple arranged for her books to be delivered to the Boniface, and walked back into the street, feeling like a fool. She had re-crossed the square before she convinced herself that she was not so much a fool as an inexperienced observer. It was pointless watching from outside the restaurant because only from inside could she have found out whether Roger had eaten alone or with others, or with which particular others — all important information.

§ 3. She had a pretty good feeling that the crime she believed he had committed wasn’t to benefit his work, which meant she was unlikely to learn anything from observing his working day. It was after work that any real information would be gathered. Then she entered a store whose windows were full of luggage, hampers, oilskins, lanterns, telescopes, and walking sticks. She left wearing a ladies’ black travelling cloak, with a deep hood and several well hidden pockets, opera glasses, a leather-bound notebook and an all-weather pencil. Miss Temple then went for tea.

§ 4. Between cups of tea and two cakes, she made entries in the notebook, summarising her plan and then describing the day’s work so far. That she now had a kind of uniform and a set of tools made everything that much easier and much less about her own feelings. Tasks requiring clothes and other equipment seemed somehow more objective, even scientific, in nature. In keeping with this, she made a point of writing her entries in the notebook in a kind of code. She replaced proper names and places with synonyms or word-play that hopefully would not be understood by anyone but herself.

§ 5. Knowing that Roger usually finished his work at five, Miss Temple left the tea shop at four o’clock and hired a cab. After assuring the driver he would be well paid for his time, she instructed him in a low, direct tone of voice, that they would be following a gentleman, most likely in another cab, and that she would knock on the cab window when he appeared. The driver nodded, but said nothing else. She took his silence to mean that this was a usual enough thing, and felt all the more sure of herself. When Roger appeared, some forty minutes later, she nearly missed him, amusing herself by peering through the opera glasses into nearby open windows, but a sudden feeling caused her to glance back at the courtyard gates just in time to see Roger, standing in the road with an air of confidence and purpose that took her breath away. He flagged down a cab of his own. Miss Temple knocked sharply on the cab window, and they were off.

§ 6. The thrill of the chase, complicated by the nervousness of seeing Roger, was quickly lost when, after the first few turns, it became obvious that Roger’s destination was nowhere more interesting than his own home.

Miss Temple decided to follow Roger after work because 

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§ 1. It would be simple enough to follow him. Roger was a man of habits, and even when he worked irregular hours he would still have mid-day meal, whenever he did have it, at Percy’s. Miss Temple found an antique bookshop across the street where, as she had to buy something for standing so long watching through its window, she selected, on impulse, a complete four-volume Illustrated Lives of Sea Martyrs. The books were detailed enough for her to spend time in the window, pretending to examine the books while actually watching Roger. First she watched him enter and then, after an hour, leave Percy’s alone.

§ 2. He walked straight back to his office in the Ministry courtyard. Miss Temple arranged for her books to be delivered to the Boniface, and walked back into the street, feeling like a fool. She had re-crossed the square before she convinced herself that she was not so much a fool as an inexperienced observer. It was pointless watching from outside the restaurant because only from inside could she have found out whether Roger had eaten alone or with others, or with which particular others — all important information.

§ 3. She had a pretty good feeling that the crime she believed he had committed wasn’t to benefit his work, which meant she was unlikely to learn anything from observing his working day. It was after work that any real information would be gathered. Then she entered a store whose windows were full of luggage, hampers, oilskins, lanterns, telescopes, and walking sticks. She left wearing a ladies’ black travelling cloak, with a deep hood and several well hidden pockets, opera glasses, a leather-bound notebook and an all-weather pencil. Miss Temple then went for tea.

§ 4. Between cups of tea and two cakes, she made entries in the notebook, summarising her plan and then describing the day’s work so far. That she now had a kind of uniform and a set of tools made everything that much easier and much less about her own feelings. Tasks requiring clothes and other equipment seemed somehow more objective, even scientific, in nature. In keeping with this, she made a point of writing her entries in the notebook in a kind of code. She replaced proper names and places with synonyms or word-play that hopefully would not be understood by anyone but herself.

§ 5. Knowing that Roger usually finished his work at five, Miss Temple left the tea shop at four o’clock and hired a cab. After assuring the driver he would be well paid for his time, she instructed him in a low, direct tone of voice, that they would be following a gentleman, most likely in another cab, and that she would knock on the cab window when he appeared. The driver nodded, but said nothing else. She took his silence to mean that this was a usual enough thing, and felt all the more sure of herself. When Roger appeared, some forty minutes later, she nearly missed him, amusing herself by peering through the opera glasses into nearby open windows, but a sudden feeling caused her to glance back at the courtyard gates just in time to see Roger, standing in the road with an air of confidence and purpose that took her breath away. He flagged down a cab of his own. Miss Temple knocked sharply on the cab window, and they were off.

§ 6. The thrill of the chase, complicated by the nervousness of seeing Roger, was quickly lost when, after the first few turns, it became obvious that Roger’s destination was nowhere more interesting than his own home.

How did the things Miss Temple bought make her feel about what she was doing? 

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§ 1. It would be simple enough to follow him. Roger was a man of habits, and even when he worked irregular hours he would still have mid-day meal, whenever he did have it, at Percy’s. Miss Temple found an antique bookshop across the street where, as she had to buy something for standing so long watching through its window, she selected, on impulse, a complete four-volume Illustrated Lives of Sea Martyrs. The books were detailed enough for her to spend time in the window, pretending to examine the books while actually watching Roger. First she watched him enter and then, after an hour, leave Percy’s alone.

§ 2. He walked straight back to his office in the Ministry courtyard. Miss Temple arranged for her books to be delivered to the Boniface, and walked back into the street, feeling like a fool. She had re-crossed the square before she convinced herself that she was not so much a fool as an inexperienced observer. It was pointless watching from outside the restaurant because only from inside could she have found out whether Roger had eaten alone or with others, or with which particular others — all important information.

§ 3. She had a pretty good feeling that the crime she believed he had committed wasn’t to benefit his work, which meant she was unlikely to learn anything from observing his working day. It was after work that any real information would be gathered. Then she entered a store whose windows were full of luggage, hampers, oilskins, lanterns, telescopes, and walking sticks. She left wearing a ladies’ black travelling cloak, with a deep hood and several well hidden pockets, opera glasses, a leather-bound notebook and an all-weather pencil. Miss Temple then went for tea.

§ 4. Between cups of tea and two cakes, she made entries in the notebook, summarising her plan and then describing the day’s work so far. That she now had a kind of uniform and a set of tools made everything that much easier and much less about her own feelings. Tasks requiring clothes and other equipment seemed somehow more objective, even scientific, in nature. In keeping with this, she made a point of writing her entries in the notebook in a kind of code. She replaced proper names and places with synonyms or word-play that hopefully would not be understood by anyone but herself.

§ 5. Knowing that Roger usually finished his work at five, Miss Temple left the tea shop at four o’clock and hired a cab. After assuring the driver he would be well paid for his time, she instructed him in a low, direct tone of voice, that they would be following a gentleman, most likely in another cab, and that she would knock on the cab window when he appeared. The driver nodded, but said nothing else. She took his silence to mean that this was a usual enough thing, and felt all the more sure of herself. When Roger appeared, some forty minutes later, she nearly missed him, amusing herself by peering through the opera glasses into nearby open windows, but a sudden feeling caused her to glance back at the courtyard gates just in time to see Roger, standing in the road with an air of confidence and purpose that took her breath away. He flagged down a cab of his own. Miss Temple knocked sharply on the cab window, and they were off.

§ 6. The thrill of the chase, complicated by the nervousness of seeing Roger, was quickly lost when, after the first few turns, it became obvious that Roger’s destination was nowhere more interesting than his own home.

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§ 1. It would be simple enough to follow him. Roger was a man of habits, and even when he worked irregular hours he would still have mid-day meal, whenever he did have it, at Percy’s. Miss Temple found an antique bookshop across the street where, as she had to buy something for standing so long watching through its window, she selected, on impulse, a complete four-volume Illustrated Lives of Sea Martyrs. The books were detailed enough for her to spend time in the window, pretending to examine the books while actually watching Roger. First she watched him enter and then, after an hour, leave Percy’s alone.

§ 2. He walked straight back to his office in the Ministry courtyard. Miss Temple arranged for her books to be delivered to the Boniface, and walked back into the street, feeling like a fool. She had re-crossed the square before she convinced herself that she was not so much a fool as an inexperienced observer. It was pointless watching from outside the restaurant because only from inside could she have found out whether Roger had eaten alone or with others, or with which particular others — all important information.

§ 3. She had a pretty good feeling that the crime she believed he had committed wasn’t to benefit his work, which meant she was unlikely to learn anything from observing his working day. It was after work that any real information would be gathered. Then she entered a store whose windows were full of luggage, hampers, oilskins, lanterns, telescopes, and walking sticks. She left wearing a ladies’ black travelling cloak, with a deep hood and several well hidden pockets, opera glasses, a leather-bound notebook and an all-weather pencil. Miss Temple then went for tea.

§ 4. Between cups of tea and two cakes, she made entries in the notebook, summarising her plan and then describing the day’s work so far. That she now had a kind of uniform and a set of tools made everything that much easier and much less about her own feelings. Tasks requiring clothes and other equipment seemed somehow more objective, even scientific, in nature. In keeping with this, she made a point of writing her entries in the notebook in a kind of code. She replaced proper names and places with synonyms or word-play that hopefully would not be understood by anyone but herself.

§ 5. Knowing that Roger usually finished his work at five, Miss Temple left the tea shop at four o’clock and hired a cab. After assuring the driver he would be well paid for his time, she instructed him in a low, direct tone of voice, that they would be following a gentleman, most likely in another cab, and that she would knock on the cab window when he appeared. The driver nodded, but said nothing else. She took his silence to mean that this was a usual enough thing, and felt all the more sure of herself. When Roger appeared, some forty minutes later, she nearly missed him, amusing herself by peering through the opera glasses into nearby open windows, but a sudden feeling caused her to glance back at the courtyard gates just in time to see Roger, standing in the road with an air of confidence and purpose that took her breath away. He flagged down a cab of his own. Miss Temple knocked sharply on the cab window, and they were off.

§ 6. The thrill of the chase, complicated by the nervousness of seeing Roger, was quickly lost when, after the first few turns, it became obvious that Roger’s destination was nowhere more interesting than his own home.

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Even though I am a writer for Outdoor Adventures Magazine, everyone at my office actually knows the fact that I’m a bit wary of anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor adventure.’ That’s why my boss likes to give me these projects. He thinks I’m the perfect candidate because, like most people, I’m often afraid to try something new. However, upon my return from an assignment I have usually not only conquered any fears I originally had, but also become quite an enthusiast of the activity as well!

This month’s hair-raising adventure — white-water rafting — was no exception. The minute my boss told me about it, I felt very nervous. (A43) ____

But now that I’ve completed the assignment, I’m happy to report that I found it extremely enjoyable.

In order to get some information about white-water rafting, I called Nigel Dossett, who runs Scotland’s foremost white-water rafting centre in Perth. The first thing he told me was that not all rafting trips are the same. (A44) ____ It’s important for the public to be aware of this before booking a trip, in order to determine how hard or easy a rafting course should be. The goal is to spend more time in the raft than in the water, so it’s best to take it easy the first time out.

Upon my arrival at Nigel’s Extreme Raft World Centre, I saw that there were several dozen people there for the day’s rafting activities. (A45) ____ We were then given a safety briefing about some of the dangers to watch out for, such as boulders, fallen trees, sharp underwater rocks, waves and anything else that could block a raft’s forward movement.

We were put into groups of six, plus a guide, based on skill and level of experience. (A46) ____ I put on my wetsuit, life jacket and crash helmet and climbed aboard, hoping he was right. With the first few strokes of the paddle, I could feel excitement begin to replace my fear. The river caught us in a gentle flowing motion, rocking and pulling us smoothly towards the first rapid.

Suddenly our guide shouted “Forward paddle!” and everyone started paddling excitedly. We steered around boulders as huge waves crashed over us, soaking the entire boat. (A47) ____ It was remarkable how much team spirit had sprung up immediately between the members of my boat.

We eventually stopped for lunch at a lovely spot on the river under a huge oak tree. In the relaxed conversation I found out that there were different people in the team, including a stockbroker and a housewife.

It was satisfying to see that such an exciting and fun sport could be enjoyed by such a wide variety of people.

My trip was much better than I had expected, and the scenery, the accommodation, the rushing river and the thrill of the ride were all amazing. (A48) ____ I recommend it for anyone, from the fit to the couch potato, the young to the old, and even for cowards like yours truly!


1) Nigel began by explaining the differences in the difficulty levels and asked us to be honest about our paddling experience.
2) The thought of battling raging river rapids in a flimsy rubber boat was almost enough to make me call in sick.
3) He said that rapids are broken down into different classifications — anything from very calm to very dangerous.
4) It all depends on what each individual feels like doing on that particular day.

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Even though I am a writer for Outdoor Adventures Magazine, everyone at my office actually knows the fact that I’m a bit wary of anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor adventure.’ That’s why my boss likes to give me these projects. He thinks I’m the perfect candidate because, like most people, I’m often afraid to try something new. However, upon my return from an assignment I have usually not only conquered any fears I originally had, but also become quite an enthusiast of the activity as well!

This month’s hair-raising adventure — white-water rafting — was no exception. The minute my boss told me about it, I felt very nervous. (A43) ____

But now that I’ve completed the assignment, I’m happy to report that I found it extremely enjoyable.

In order to get some information about white-water rafting, I called Nigel Dossett, who runs Scotland’s foremost white-water rafting centre in Perth. The first thing he told me was that not all rafting trips are the same. (A44) ____ It’s important for the public to be aware of this before booking a trip, in order to determine how hard or easy a rafting course should be. The goal is to spend more time in the raft than in the water, so it’s best to take it easy the first time out.

Upon my arrival at Nigel’s Extreme Raft World Centre, I saw that there were several dozen people there for the day’s rafting activities. (A45) ____ We were then given a safety briefing about some of the dangers to watch out for, such as boulders, fallen trees, sharp underwater rocks, waves and anything else that could block a raft’s forward movement.

We were put into groups of six, plus a guide, based on skill and level of experience. (A46) ____ I put on my wetsuit, life jacket and crash helmet and climbed aboard, hoping he was right. With the first few strokes of the paddle, I could feel excitement begin to replace my fear. The river caught us in a gentle flowing motion, rocking and pulling us smoothly towards the first rapid.

Suddenly our guide shouted “Forward paddle!” and everyone started paddling excitedly. We steered around boulders as huge waves crashed over us, soaking the entire boat. (A47) ____ It was remarkable how much team spirit had sprung up immediately between the members of my boat.

We eventually stopped for lunch at a lovely spot on the river under a huge oak tree. In the relaxed conversation I found out that there were different people in the team, including a stockbroker and a housewife.

It was satisfying to see that such an exciting and fun sport could be enjoyed by such a wide variety of people.

My trip was much better than I had expected, and the scenery, the accommodation, the rushing river and the thrill of the ride were all amazing. (A48) ____ I recommend it for anyone, from the fit to the couch potato, the young to the old, and even for cowards like yours truly!


1) Nigel began by explaining the differences in the difficulty levels and asked us to be honest about our paddling experience.
2) The thought of battling raging river rapids in a flimsy rubber boat was almost enough to make me call in sick.
3) He said that rapids are broken down into different classifications — anything from very calm to very dangerous.
4) It all depends on what each individual feels like doing on that particular day.

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Even though I am a writer for Outdoor Adventures Magazine, everyone at my office actually knows the fact that I’m a bit wary of anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor adventure.’ That’s why my boss likes to give me these projects. He thinks I’m the perfect candidate because, like most people, I’m often afraid to try something new. However, upon my return from an assignment I have usually not only conquered any fears I originally had, but also become quite an enthusiast of the activity as well!

This month’s hair-raising adventure — white-water rafting — was no exception. The minute my boss told me about it, I felt very nervous. (A43) ____

But now that I’ve completed the assignment, I’m happy to report that I found it extremely enjoyable.

In order to get some information about white-water rafting, I called Nigel Dossett, who runs Scotland’s foremost white-water rafting centre in Perth. The first thing he told me was that not all rafting trips are the same. (A44) ____ It’s important for the public to be aware of this before booking a trip, in order to determine how hard or easy a rafting course should be. The goal is to spend more time in the raft than in the water, so it’s best to take it easy the first time out.

Upon my arrival at Nigel’s Extreme Raft World Centre, I saw that there were several dozen people there for the day’s rafting activities. (A45) ____ We were then given a safety briefing about some of the dangers to watch out for, such as boulders, fallen trees, sharp underwater rocks, waves and anything else that could block a raft’s forward movement.

We were put into groups of six, plus a guide, based on skill and level of experience. (A46) ____ I put on my wetsuit, life jacket and crash helmet and climbed aboard, hoping he was right. With the first few strokes of the paddle, I could feel excitement begin to replace my fear. The river caught us in a gentle flowing motion, rocking and pulling us smoothly towards the first rapid.

Suddenly our guide shouted “Forward paddle!” and everyone started paddling excitedly. We steered around boulders as huge waves crashed over us, soaking the entire boat. (A47) ____ It was remarkable how much team spirit had sprung up immediately between the members of my boat.

We eventually stopped for lunch at a lovely spot on the river under a huge oak tree. In the relaxed conversation I found out that there were different people in the team, including a stockbroker and a housewife.

It was satisfying to see that such an exciting and fun sport could be enjoyed by such a wide variety of people.

My trip was much better than I had expected, and the scenery, the accommodation, the rushing river and the thrill of the ride were all amazing. (A48) ____ I recommend it for anyone, from the fit to the couch potato, the young to the old, and even for cowards like yours truly!


1) Nigel began by explaining the differences in the difficulty levels and asked us to be honest about our paddling experience.
2) The thought of battling raging river rapids in a flimsy rubber boat was almost enough to make me call in sick.
3) He said that rapids are broken down into different classifications — anything from very calm to very dangerous.
4) It all depends on what each individual feels like doing on that particular day.

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Even though I am a writer for Outdoor Adventures Magazine, everyone at my office actually knows the fact that I’m a bit wary of anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor adventure.’ That’s why my boss likes to give me these projects. He thinks I’m the perfect candidate because, like most people, I’m often afraid to try something new. However, upon my return from an assignment I have usually not only conquered any fears I originally had, but also become quite an enthusiast of the activity as well!

This month’s hair-raising adventure — white-water rafting — was no exception. The minute my boss told me about it, I felt very nervous. (A43) ____

But now that I’ve completed the assignment, I’m happy to report that I found it extremely enjoyable.

In order to get some information about white-water rafting, I called Nigel Dossett, who runs Scotland’s foremost white-water rafting centre in Perth. The first thing he told me was that not all rafting trips are the same. (A44) ____ It’s important for the public to be aware of this before booking a trip, in order to determine how hard or easy a rafting course should be. The goal is to spend more time in the raft than in the water, so it’s best to take it easy the first time out.

Upon my arrival at Nigel’s Extreme Raft World Centre, I saw that there were several dozen people there for the day’s rafting activities. (A45) ____ We were then given a safety briefing about some of the dangers to watch out for, such as boulders, fallen trees, sharp underwater rocks, waves and anything else that could block a raft’s forward movement.

We were put into groups of six, plus a guide, based on skill and level of experience. (A46) ____ I put on my wetsuit, life jacket and crash helmet and climbed aboard, hoping he was right. With the first few strokes of the paddle, I could feel excitement begin to replace my fear. The river caught us in a gentle flowing motion, rocking and pulling us smoothly towards the first rapid.

Suddenly our guide shouted “Forward paddle!” and everyone started paddling excitedly. We steered around boulders as huge waves crashed over us, soaking the entire boat. (A47) ____ It was remarkable how much team spirit had sprung up immediately between the members of my boat.

We eventually stopped for lunch at a lovely spot on the river under a huge oak tree. In the relaxed conversation I found out that there were different people in the team, including a stockbroker and a housewife.

It was satisfying to see that such an exciting and fun sport could be enjoyed by such a wide variety of people.

My trip was much better than I had expected, and the scenery, the accommodation, the rushing river and the thrill of the ride were all amazing. (A48) ____ I recommend it for anyone, from the fit to the couch potato, the young to the old, and even for cowards like yours truly!


1) Knowing how to swim is not absolutely vital but it is an important safety measure that may be of great help in an emergency.
2) Although we were drenched, everyone was laughing and yelling as we worked together to drive the raft forward.
3) I was in a medium difficulty group, and our guide assured us that the ride would be lots of fun without being too dangerous.
4) Without a doubt, white-water rafting is one of the most exciting outdoor adventures.

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

Even though I am a writer for Outdoor Adventures Magazine, everyone at my office actually knows the fact that I’m a bit wary of anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor adventure.’ That’s why my boss likes to give me these projects. He thinks I’m the perfect candidate because, like most people, I’m often afraid to try something new. However, upon my return from an assignment I have usually not only conquered any fears I originally had, but also become quite an enthusiast of the activity as well!

This month’s hair-raising adventure — white-water rafting — was no exception. The minute my boss told me about it, I felt very nervous. (A43) ____

But now that I’ve completed the assignment, I’m happy to report that I found it extremely enjoyable.

In order to get some information about white-water rafting, I called Nigel Dossett, who runs Scotland’s foremost white-water rafting centre in Perth. The first thing he told me was that not all rafting trips are the same. (A44) ____ It’s important for the public to be aware of this before booking a trip, in order to determine how hard or easy a rafting course should be. The goal is to spend more time in the raft than in the water, so it’s best to take it easy the first time out.

Upon my arrival at Nigel’s Extreme Raft World Centre, I saw that there were several dozen people there for the day’s rafting activities. (A45) ____ We were then given a safety briefing about some of the dangers to watch out for, such as boulders, fallen trees, sharp underwater rocks, waves and anything else that could block a raft’s forward movement.

We were put into groups of six, plus a guide, based on skill and level of experience. (A46) ____ I put on my wetsuit, life jacket and crash helmet and climbed aboard, hoping he was right. With the first few strokes of the paddle, I could feel excitement begin to replace my fear. The river caught us in a gentle flowing motion, rocking and pulling us smoothly towards the first rapid.

Suddenly our guide shouted “Forward paddle!” and everyone started paddling excitedly. We steered around boulders as huge waves crashed over us, soaking the entire boat. (A47) ____ It was remarkable how much team spirit had sprung up immediately between the members of my boat.

We eventually stopped for lunch at a lovely spot on the river under a huge oak tree. In the relaxed conversation I found out that there were different people in the team, including a stockbroker and a housewife.

It was satisfying to see that such an exciting and fun sport could be enjoyed by such a wide variety of people.

My trip was much better than I had expected, and the scenery, the accommodation, the rushing river and the thrill of the ride were all amazing. (A48) ____ I recommend it for anyone, from the fit to the couch potato, the young to the old, and even for cowards like yours truly!


1) Knowing how to swim is not absolutely vital but it is an important safety measure that may be of great help in an emergency.
2) Although we were drenched, everyone was laughing and yelling as we worked together to drive the raft forward.
3) I was in a medium difficulty group, and our guide assured us that the ride would be lots of fun without being too dangerous.
4) Without a doubt, white-water rafting is one of the most exciting outdoor adventures.

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

Even though I am a writer for Outdoor Adventures Magazine, everyone at my office actually knows the fact that I’m a bit wary of anything remotely resembling an ‘outdoor adventure.’ That’s why my boss likes to give me these projects. He thinks I’m the perfect candidate because, like most people, I’m often afraid to try something new. However, upon my return from an assignment I have usually not only conquered any fears I originally had, but also become quite an enthusiast of the activity as well!

This month’s hair-raising adventure — white-water rafting — was no exception. The minute my boss told me about it, I felt very nervous. (A43) ____

But now that I’ve completed the assignment, I’m happy to report that I found it extremely enjoyable.

In order to get some information about white-water rafting, I called Nigel Dossett, who runs Scotland’s foremost white-water rafting centre in Perth. The first thing he told me was that not all rafting trips are the same. (A44) ____ It’s important for the public to be aware of this before booking a trip, in order to determine how hard or easy a rafting course should be. The goal is to spend more time in the raft than in the water, so it’s best to take it easy the first time out.

Upon my arrival at Nigel’s Extreme Raft World Centre, I saw that there were several dozen people there for the day’s rafting activities. (A45) ____ We were then given a safety briefing about some of the dangers to watch out for, such as boulders, fallen trees, sharp underwater rocks, waves and anything else that could block a raft’s forward movement.

We were put into groups of six, plus a guide, based on skill and level of experience. (A46) ____ I put on my wetsuit, life jacket and crash helmet and climbed aboard, hoping he was right. With the first few strokes of the paddle, I could feel excitement begin to replace my fear. The river caught us in a gentle flowing motion, rocking and pulling us smoothly towards the first rapid.

Suddenly our guide shouted “Forward paddle!” and everyone started paddling excitedly. We steered around boulders as huge waves crashed over us, soaking the entire boat. (A47) ____ It was remarkable how much team spirit had sprung up immediately between the members of my boat.

We eventually stopped for lunch at a lovely spot on the river under a huge oak tree. In the relaxed conversation I found out that there were different people in the team, including a stockbroker and a housewife.

It was satisfying to see that such an exciting and fun sport could be enjoyed by such a wide variety of people.

My trip was much better than I had expected, and the scenery, the accommodation, the rushing river and the thrill of the ride were all amazing. (A48) ____ I recommend it for anyone, from the fit to the couch potato, the young to the old, and even for cowards like yours truly!


1) Knowing how to swim is not absolutely vital but it is an important safety measure that may be of great help in an emergency.
2) Although we were drenched, everyone was laughing and yelling as we worked together to drive the raft forward.
3) I was in a medium difficulty group, and our guide assured us that the ride would be lots of fun without being too dangerous.
4) Without a doubt, white-water rafting is one of the most exciting outdoor adventures.

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CROWD, MOUNTAIN, IMPRESS, SOLITARY

The (B1) … mountains and charming valleys of the Lake District have made the region one of Britain’s most (B2) … tourist areas. It is, however, still possible to experience (B3) … walking among the (B4) … landscapes.

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CROWD, MOUNTAIN, IMPRESS, SOLITARY

The (B1) … mountains and charming valleys of the Lake District have made the region one of Britain’s most (B2) … tourist areas. It is, however, still possible to experience (B3) … walking among the (B4) … landscapes.

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CROWD, MOUNTAIN, IMPRESS, SOLITARY

The (B1) … mountains and charming valleys of the Lake District have made the region one of Britain’s most (B2) … tourist areas. It is, however, still possible to experience (B3) … walking among the (B4) … landscapes.

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CROWD, MOUNTAIN, IMPRESS, SOLITARY

The (B1) … mountains and charming valleys of the Lake District have made the region one of Britain’s most (B2) … tourist areas. It is, however, still possible to experience (B3) … walking among the (B4) … landscapes.

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With (B5) … warm sunshine, sparkling seas and serene landscapes, Cyprus offers (B6) … of reasons to escape the grey winter days. Cyprus has (B7) … many attractions as a holiday island. The sun shines (B8) … days of the year and even in the middle of winter the weather is warm and inviting.

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With (B5) … warm sunshine, sparkling seas and serene landscapes, Cyprus offers (B6) … of reasons to escape the grey winter days. Cyprus has (B7) … many attractions as a holiday island. The sun shines (B8) … days of the year and even in the middle of winter the weather is warm and inviting.

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With (B5) … warm sunshine, sparkling seas and serene landscapes, Cyprus offers (B6) … of reasons to escape the grey winter days. Cyprus has (B7) … many attractions as a holiday island. The sun shines (B8) …days of the year and even in the middle of winter the weather is warm and inviting.

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With (B5) … warm sunshine, sparkling seas and serene landscapes, Cyprus offers (B6) … of reasons to escape the grey winter days. Cyprus has (B7) … many attractions as a holiday island. The sun shines (B8) … days of the year and even in the middle of winter the weather is warm and inviting.

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I was in the middle of a marvelous dream when the alarm clock it went off. Friday morning, seven thirty. “Ten more minutes,” I muttered and then promptly fell back to sleep. I woke up suddenly, knowing that I had slept for more over than ten minutes.

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A quick glance at the alarm clock confirmed my whole fears. Quarter past eight. I jumped out of bed and ran into the bathroom. There was no time to wait for the water to warm itself up so I had to have a cold shower.

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I think there is (нет) enough room for all of us.

Переведите на английский язык фрагмент предложения, данный в скобках.

Sam thought the music wasn’t performed well, (не так ли)?