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Pop and rock music festivals have long been popular but probably the most famous one took place about fifty years ago. It is known as Woodstock because it (A1) … near a place of that name in New York State in the US. It took place in August 1969 and nothing like it (A2) … before. About half a million young people came from all over the US — as the festival (A3) … on, more and more people heard about it and decided to go there. Beforehand, the organisers (A4) … so many people and both the field where the festival (A5) … and the roads around it became very crowded. Lots of famous singers and bands performed. It rained a lot during the festival but people (A6) … such a good time that they didn’t care. When it was over, it became a legendary event in the history of popular culture and a film of the event was later released. Since then, there (A7) … lots of other big festivals all over the world.

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Pop and rock music festivals have long been popular but probably the most famous one took place about fifty years ago. It is known as Woodstock because it (A1) … near a place of that name in New York State in the US. It took place in August 1969 and nothing like it (A2) … before. About half a million young people came from all over the US — as the festival (A3) … on, more and more people heard about it and decided to go there. Beforehand, the organisers (A4) … so many people and both the field where the festival (A5) … and the roads around it became very crowded. Lots of famous singers and bands performed. It rained a lot during the festival but people (A6) … such a good time that they didn’t care. When it was over, it became a legendary event in the history of popular culture and a film of the event was later released. Since then, there (A7) … lots of other big festivals all over the world.

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Pop and rock music festivals have long been popular but probably the most famous one took place about fifty years ago. It is known as Woodstock because it (A1) … near a place of that name in New York State in the US. It took place in August 1969 and nothing like it (A2) … before. About half a million young people came from all over the US — as the festival (A3) … on, more and more people heard about it and decided to go there. Beforehand, the organisers (A4) … so many people and both the field where the festival (A5) … and the roads around it became very crowded. Lots of famous singers and bands performed. It rained a lot during the festival but people (A6) … such a good time that they didn’t care. When it was over, it became a legendary event in the history of popular culture and a film of the event was later released. Since then, there (A7) … lots of other big festivals all over the world.

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Pop and rock music festivals have long been popular but probably the most famous one took place about fifty years ago. It is known as Woodstock because it (A1) … near a place of that name in New York State in the US. It took place in August 1969 and nothing like it (A2) … before. About half a million young people came from all over the US — as the festival (A3) … on, more and more people heard about it and decided to go there. Beforehand, the organisers (A4) … so many people and both the field where the festival (A5) … and the roads around it became very crowded. Lots of famous singers and bands performed. It rained a lot during the festival but people (A6) … such a good time that they didn’t care. When it was over, it became a legendary event in the history of popular culture and a film of the event was later released. Since then, there (A7) … lots of other big festivals all over the world.

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Pop and rock music festivals have long been popular but probably the most famous one took place about fifty years ago. It is known as Woodstock because it (A1) … near a place of that name in New York State in the US. It took place in August 1969 and nothing like it (A2) … before. About half a million young people came from all over the US — as the festival (A3) … on, more and more people heard about it and decided to go there. Beforehand, the organisers (A4) … so many people and both the field where the festival (A5) … and the roads around it became very crowded. Lots of famous singers and bands performed. It rained a lot during the festival but people (A6) … such a good time that they didn’t care. When it was over, it became a legendary event in the history of popular culture and a film of the event was later released. Since then, there (A7) … lots of other big festivals all over the world.

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Pop and rock music festivals have long been popular but probably the most famous one took place about fifty years ago. It is known as Woodstock because it (A1) … near a place of that name in New York State in the US. It took place in August 1969 and nothing like it (A2) … before. About half a million young people came from all over the US — as the festival (A3) … on, more and more people heard about it and decided to go there. Beforehand, the organisers (A4) … so many people and both the field where the festival (A5) … and the roads around it became very crowded. Lots of famous singers and bands performed. It rained a lot during the festival but people (A6) … such a good time that they didn’t care. When it was over, it became a legendary event in the history of popular culture and a film of the event was later released. Since then, there (A7) … lots of other big festivals all over the world.

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Pop and rock music festivals have long been popular but probably the most famous one took place about fifty years ago. It is known as Woodstock because it (A1) … near a place of that name in New York State in the US. It took place in August 1969 and nothing like it (A2) … before. About half a million young people came from all over the US — as the festival (A3) … on, more and more people heard about it and decided to go there. Beforehand, the organisers (A4) … so many people and both the field where the festival (A5) … and the roads around it became very crowded. Lots of famous singers and bands performed. It rained a lot during the festival but people (A6) … such a good time that they didn’t care. When it was over, it became a legendary event in the history of popular culture and a film of the event was later released. Since then, there (A7) … lots of other big festivals all over the world.

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Every year (A8) … 1st January, millions of people decide that they will finally become (A9) … wonderful, productive, healthy, happy individuals they’ve always wanted to be. The various commitments that a person makes (A10) … the beginning of the year to achieve a beneficial lifestyle change are called New Year’s resolutions. In the Western world, popular resolutions include improving one’s appearance or physical fitness, or changing behaviour that is irresponsible, such as smoking cigarettes. Losing weight by eating healthier foods and exercising more is possibly the most common resolution. A student may wish to study harder in class. Other people may make (A11) … decision to donate money to (A12) … poor. Some may want to be more economical (A13) … their spending, and there are those who choose to become more environmentally responsible. The trouble is that this eagerness to make changes, especially concerning exercise and diet, tends to fade as soon as we come (A14) … the realisation that we can’t change everything overnight. Many New Year’s resolutions are broken long (A15) … the end of January.

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Every year (A8) … 1st January, millions of people decide that they will finally become (A9) … wonderful, productive, healthy, happy individuals they’ve always wanted to be. The various commitments that a person makes (A10) … the beginning of the year to achieve a beneficial lifestyle change are called New Year’s resolutions. In the Western world, popular resolutions include improving one’s appearance or physical fitness, or changing behaviour that is irresponsible, such as smoking cigarettes. Losing weight by eating healthier foods and exercising more is possibly the most common resolution. A student may wish to study harder in class. Other people may make (A11) … decision to donate money to (A12) … poor. Some may want to be more economical (A13) … their spending, and there are those who choose to become more environmentally responsible. The trouble is that this eagerness to make changes, especially concerning exercise and diet, tends to fade as soon as we come (A14) … the realisation that we can’t change everything overnight. Many New Year’s resolutions are broken long (A15) … the end of January.

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Every year (A8) … 1st January, millions of people decide that they will finally become (A9) … wonderful, productive, healthy, happy individuals they’ve always wanted to be. The various commitments that a person makes (A10) … the beginning of the year to achieve a beneficial lifestyle change are called New Year’s resolutions. In the Western world, popular resolutions include improving one’s appearance or physical fitness, or changing behaviour that is irresponsible, such as smoking cigarettes. Losing weight by eating healthier foods and exercising more is possibly the most common resolution. A student may wish to study harder in class. Other people may make (A11) … decision to donate money to (A12) … poor. Some may want to be more economical (A13) … their spending, and there are those who choose to become more environmentally responsible. The trouble is that this eagerness to make changes, especially concerning exercise and diet, tends to fade as soon as we come (A14) … the realisation that we can’t change everything overnight. Many New Year’s resolutions are broken long (A15) … the end of January.

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Every year (A8) … 1st January, millions of people decide that they will finally become (A9) … wonderful, productive, healthy, happy individuals they’ve always wanted to be. The various commitments that a person makes (A10) … the beginning of the year to achieve a beneficial lifestyle change are called New Year’s resolutions. In the Western world, popular resolutions include improving one’s appearance or physical fitness, or changing behaviour that is irresponsible, such as smoking cigarettes. Losing weight by eating healthier foods and exercising more is possibly the most common resolution. A student may wish to study harder in class. Other people may make (A11) … decision to donate money to (A12) … poor. Some may want to be more economical (A13) … their spending, and there are those who choose to become more environmentally responsible. The trouble is that this eagerness to make changes, especially concerning exercise and diet, tends to fade as soon as we come (A14) … the realisation that we can’t change everything overnight. Many New Year’s resolutions are broken long (A15) … the end of January.

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Every year (A8) … 1st January, millions of people decide that they will finally become (A9) … wonderful, productive, healthy, happy individuals they’ve always wanted to be. The various commitments that a person makes (A10) … the beginning of the year to achieve a beneficial lifestyle change are called New Year’s resolutions. In the Western world, popular resolutions include improving one’s appearance or physical fitness, or changing behaviour that is irresponsible, such as smoking cigarettes. Losing weight by eating healthier foods and exercising more is possibly the most common resolution. A student may wish to study harder in class. Other people may make (A11) … decision to donate money to (A12) … poor. Some may want to be more economical (A13) … their spending, and there are those who choose to become more environmentally responsible. The trouble is that this eagerness to make changes, especially concerning exercise and diet, tends to fade as soon as we come (A14) … the realisation that we can’t change everything overnight. Many New Year’s resolutions are broken long (A15) … the end of January.

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Every year (A8) … 1st January, millions of people decide that they will finally become (A9) … wonderful, productive, healthy, happy individuals they’ve always wanted to be. The various commitments that a person makes (A10) … the beginning of the year to achieve a beneficial lifestyle change are called New Year’s resolutions. In the Western world, popular resolutions include improving one’s appearance or physical fitness, or changing behaviour that is irresponsible, such as smoking cigarettes. Losing weight by eating healthier foods and exercising more is possibly the most common resolution. A student may wish to study harder in class. Other people may make (A11) … decision to donate money to (A12) … poor. Some may want to be more economical (A13) … their spending, and there are those who choose to become more environmentally responsible. The trouble is that this eagerness to make changes, especially concerning exercise and diet, tends to fade as soon as we come (A14) … the realisation that we can’t change everything overnight. Many New Year’s resolutions are broken long (A15) … the end of January.

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Every year (A8) … 1st January, millions of people decide that they will finally become (A9) … wonderful, productive, healthy, happy individuals they’ve always wanted to be. The various commitments that a person makes (A10) … the beginning of the year to achieve a beneficial lifestyle change are called New Year’s resolutions. In the Western world, popular resolutions include improving one’s appearance or physical fitness, or changing behaviour that is irresponsible, such as smoking cigarettes. Losing weight by eating healthier foods and exercising more is possibly the most common resolution. A student may wish to study harder in class. Other people may make (A11) … decision to donate money to (A12) … poor. Some may want to be more economical (A13) … their spending, and there are those who choose to become more environmentally responsible. The trouble is that this eagerness to make changes, especially concerning exercise and diet, tends to fade as soon as we come (A14) … the realisation that we can’t change everything overnight. Many New Year’s resolutions are broken long (A15) … the end of January.

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Every year (A8) … 1st January, millions of people decide that they will finally become (A9) … wonderful, productive, healthy, happy individuals they’ve always wanted to be. The various commitments that a person makes (A10) … the beginning of the year to achieve a beneficial lifestyle change are called New Year’s resolutions. In the Western world, popular resolutions include improving one’s appearance or physical fitness, or changing behaviour that is irresponsible, such as smoking cigarettes. Losing weight by eating healthier foods and exercising more is possibly the most common resolution. A student may wish to study harder in class. Other people may make (A11) … decision to donate money to (A12) … poor. Some may want to be more economical (A13) … their spending, and there are those who choose to become more environmentally responsible. The trouble is that this eagerness to make changes, especially concerning exercise and diet, tends to fade as soon as we come (A14) … the realisation that we can’t change everything overnight. Many New Year’s resolutions are broken long (A15) … the end of January.

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I’ve tried all sorts of detergents but it is still … when I started.

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Dan always left the milk out of the fridge, … really annoyed his wife.

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Benjamin Franklin strongly objected to (1) the eagle being chosen (2) as the national bird because of (3) their predatory nature (4).

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She said she was ready (1) to go (2), but adding (3) that the taxi was waiting (4).

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He is known (1) like (2)the living (3) legend’ of his time (4).

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Acid rain is said (1) to be damaged (2) to many trees (3) all over Europe (4).

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They set off (1) early in the morning (2) so that to get (3) there by 11 a. m. (4).

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Marilyn Monroe, the American film actress, was one of the (A23) … stars in Hollywood during the mid-1950s. She first attracted attention as a model. Early in her career she was (A24) … only as a sex symbol, but in later films showed that she also had talent (A25) … a comedienne. Some of her most famous films were How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). By the late 1950s she had started to (A26) … frustrated with her image and soon after her marriage (A27) … the American author Arthur Miller she (A28) … that she wanted to play more serious roles. She partially achieved this (A29) … in the film The Misfits, which was written by her husband. Unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage, so after some time she divorced Miller. It was soon after this that she died in (A30) … circumstances from an overdose of sleeping pills. Many people still idolise her, and flowers are (A31) … on her grave every year on the (A32) … of her death.

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Marilyn Monroe, the American film actress, was one of the (A23) … stars in Hollywood during the mid-1950s. She first attracted attention as a model. Early in her career she was (A24) … only as a sex symbol, but in later films showed that she also had talent (A25) … a comedienne. Some of her most famous films were How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). By the late 1950s she had started to (A26) … frustrated with her image and soon after her marriage (A27) … the American author Arthur Miller she (A28) … that she wanted to play more serious roles. She partially achieved this (A29) … in the film The Misfits, which was written by her husband. Unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage, so after some time she divorced Miller. It was soon after this that she died in (A30) … circumstances from an overdose of sleeping pills. Many people still idolise her, and flowers are (A31) … on her grave every year on the (A32) … of her death.

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Marilyn Monroe, the American film actress, was one of the (A23) … stars in Hollywood during the mid-1950s. She first attracted attention as a model. Early in her career she was (A24) … only as a sex symbol, but in later films showed that she also had talent (A25) … a comedienne. Some of her most famous films were How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). By the late 1950s she had started to (A26) … frustrated with her image and soon after her marriage (A27) … the American author Arthur Miller she (A28) … that she wanted to play more serious roles. She partially achieved this (A29) … in the film The Misfits, which was written by her husband. Unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage, so after some time she divorced Miller. It was soon after this that she died in (A30) … circumstances from an overdose of sleeping pills. Many people still idolise her, and flowers are (A31) … on her grave every year on the (A32) … of her death.

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Marilyn Monroe, the American film actress, was one of the (A23) … stars in Hollywood during the mid-1950s. She first attracted attention as a model. Early in her career she was (A24) … only as a sex symbol, but in later films showed that she also had talent (A25) … a comedienne. Some of her most famous films were How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). By the late 1950s she had started to (A26) … frustrated with her image and soon after her marriage (A27) … the American author Arthur Miller she (A28) … that she wanted to play more serious roles. She partially achieved this (A29) … in the film The Misfits, which was written by her husband. Unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage, so after some time she divorced Miller. It was soon after this that she died in (A30) … circumstances from an overdose of sleeping pills. Many people still idolise her, and flowers are (A31) … on her grave every year on the (A32) … of her death.

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Marilyn Monroe, the American film actress, was one of the (A23) … stars in Hollywood during the mid-1950s. She first attracted attention as a model. Early in her career she was (A24) … only as a sex symbol, but in later films showed that she also had talent (A25) … a comedienne. Some of her most famous films were How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). By the late 1950s she had started to (A26) … frustrated with her image and soon after her marriage (A27) … the American author Arthur Miller she (A28) … that she wanted to play more serious roles. She partially achieved this (A29) … in the film The Misfits, which was written by her husband. Unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage, so after some time she divorced Miller. It was soon after this that she died in (A30) … circumstances from an overdose of sleeping pills. Many people still idolise her, and flowers are (A31) … on her grave every year on the (A32) … of her death.

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Marilyn Monroe, the American film actress, was one of the (A23) … stars in Hollywood during the mid-1950s. She first attracted attention as a model. Early in her career she was (A24) … only as a sex symbol, but in later films showed that she also had talent (A25) … a comedienne. Some of her most famous films were How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). By the late 1950s she had started to (A26) … frustrated with her image and soon after her marriage (A27) … the American author Arthur Miller she (A28) … that she wanted to play more serious roles. She partially achieved this (A29) … in the film The Misfits, which was written by her husband. Unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage, so after some time she divorced Miller. It was soon after this that she died in (A30) … circumstances from an overdose of sleeping pills. Many people still idolise her, and flowers are (A31) … on her grave every year on the (A32) … of her death.

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Marilyn Monroe, the American film actress, was one of the (A23) … stars in Hollywood during the mid-1950s. She first attracted attention as a model. Early in her career she was (A24) … only as a sex symbol, but in later films showed that she also had talent (A25) … a comedienne. Some of her most famous films were How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). By the late 1950s she had started to (A26) … frustrated with her image and soon after her marriage (A27) … the American author Arthur Miller she (A28) … that she wanted to play more serious roles. She partially achieved this (A29) … in the film The Misfits, which was written by her husband. Unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage, so after some time she divorced Miller. It was soon after this that she died in (A30) … circumstances from an overdose of sleeping pills. Many people still idolise her, and flowers are (A31) … on her grave every year on the (A32) … of her death.

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Marilyn Monroe, the American film actress, was one of the (A23) … stars in Hollywood during the mid-1950s. She first attracted attention as a model. Early in her career she was (A24) … only as a sex symbol, but in later films showed that she also had talent (A25) … a comedienne. Some of her most famous films were How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). By the late 1950s she had started to (A26) … frustrated with her image and soon after her marriage (A27) … the American author Arthur Miller she (A28) … that she wanted to play more serious roles. She partially achieved this (A29) … in the film The Misfits, which was written by her husband. Unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage, so after some time she divorced Miller. It was soon after this that she died in (A30) … circumstances from an overdose of sleeping pills. Many people still idolise her, and flowers are (A31) … on her grave every year on the (A32) … of her death.

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Marilyn Monroe, the American film actress, was one of the (A23) … stars in Hollywood during the mid-1950s. She first attracted attention as a model. Early in her career she was (A24) … only as a sex symbol, but in later films showed that she also had talent (A25) … a comedienne. Some of her most famous films were How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). By the late 1950s she had started to (A26) … frustrated with her image and soon after her marriage (A27) … the American author Arthur Miller she (A28) … that she wanted to play more serious roles. She partially achieved this (A29) … in the film The Misfits, which was written by her husband. Unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage, so after some time she divorced Miller. It was soon after this that she died in (A30) … circumstances from an overdose of sleeping pills. Many people still idolise her, and flowers are (A31) … on her grave every year on the (A32) … of her death.

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Marilyn Monroe, the American film actress, was one of the (A23) … stars in Hollywood during the mid-1950s. She first attracted attention as a model. Early in her career she was (A24) … only as a sex symbol, but in later films showed that she also had talent (A25) … a comedienne. Some of her most famous films were How to Marry a Millionaire (1953), Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953) and The Prince and the Showgirl (1957). By the late 1950s she had started to (A26) … frustrated with her image and soon after her marriage (A27) … the American author Arthur Miller she (A28) … that she wanted to play more serious roles. She partially achieved this (A29) … in the film The Misfits, which was written by her husband. Unfortunately they did not have a happy marriage, so after some time she divorced Miller. It was soon after this that she died in (A30) … circumstances from an overdose of sleeping pills. Many people still idolise her, and flowers are (A31) … on her grave every year on the (A32) … of her death.

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

Man: The hotel is in the heart of London.

Woman: It is also an ideal base for visiting the stores, being within walking distance of Oxford Street, Regent Street and Harrods itself.

What does the woman mean?

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

Not at all.

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. Have a nice weekend.
2. Sorry to bother you.
3. What’s the news?
4. I’m taking an exam tomorrow.

A. Good luck and stay calm.
B. That’s OK.
C. The same to you.
D. Good of you.
E. Very much the same.

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

A. Your Dad was just the same as you when he was your age, but I managed to persuade him to stay on. He was glad in the end that he did.
B. But the sooner I leave school, the sooner I’ll get a job and start earning money.
C. Oh, the same as you. The teachers all say I should stay.
D. I just don’t see the point in staying at school after I’m sixteen.
E. What do they say at school about it?
F. It’s because better qualifications help you get a better job.

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§ 1. Pesca’s face and manner, on the evening when we met each other at my mother’s gate, were more than enough to inform me that something extraordinary had happened. However, it was useless to ask him for an immediate explanation. I could only guess, while he was pulling me inside by both hands, that (knowing my habits) he had come to the house to make sure of meeting me that night, and that he had some news to tell me that was particularly good.

§ 2. We both bounced into the lounge in a very rude and undignified manner. My mother sat by the open window laughing. Pesca was one of her especial favourites, and his strangest behaviour was always forgivable in her eyes. Poor dear woman! From the first moment when she found out that the little Professor was deeply and gratefully attached to her son, she opened her heart to him, and took all his puzzling foreign peculiarities for granted, without even trying to understand them.

§ 3. My sister Sarah, with all the advantages of youth, was, strangely enough, less tolerant. She admitted that Pesca had a good heart; but she could not accept him, as my mother accepted him, for my sake. Her narrow ideas about what was ‘proper’ contrasted sharply with Pesca’s natural lack of respect for appearances; and she was always openly astonished at her mother’s familiarity with the eccentric little foreigner. I have noticed, not only in my sister’s case, but in others as well, that we of the younger generation are not nearly so cheerful and so impulsive as some of our elders. I often see old people get wide-eyed and excited at the promise of some anticipated pleasure which totally fails to upset the calm of their grandchildren. Are we, I wonder, such genuine boys and girls as our seniors were when they were young? Have we been, in these modern days, just a little too well brought up?

§ 4. Without trying to answer these questions, I can at least say that I never saw my mother and my sister in the company of Pesca, without finding my mother much the younger woman of the two. On this occasion, for example, while the old lady was laughing at the boyish way we stumbled into the room, Sarah was anxiously picking up the broken pieces of a teacup which the Professor had knocked off when running to meet me at the door.

How did the author know that he was going to receive good news?

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§ 1. Pesca’s face and manner, on the evening when we met each other at my mother’s gate, were more than enough to inform me that something extraordinary had happened. However, it was useless to ask him for an immediate explanation. I could only guess, while he was pulling me inside by both hands, that (knowing my habits) he had come to the house to make sure of meeting me that night, and that he had some news to tell me that was particularly good.

§ 2. We both bounced into the lounge in a very rude and undignified manner. My mother sat by the open window laughing. Pesca was one of her especial favourites, and his strangest behaviour was always forgivable in her eyes. Poor dear woman! From the first moment when she found out that the little Professor was deeply and gratefully attached to her son, she opened her heart to him, and took all his puzzling foreign peculiarities for granted, without even trying to understand them.

§ 3. My sister Sarah, with all the advantages of youth, was, strangely enough, less tolerant. She admitted that Pesca had a good heart; but she could not accept him, as my mother accepted him, for my sake. Her narrow ideas about what was ‘proper’ contrasted sharply with Pesca’s natural lack of respect for appearances; and she was always openly astonished at her mother’s familiarity with the eccentric little foreigner. I have noticed, not only in my sister’s case, but in others as well, that we of the younger generation are not nearly so cheerful and so impulsive as some of our elders. I often see old people get wide-eyed and excited at the promise of some anticipated pleasure which totally fails to upset the calm of their grandchildren. Are we, I wonder, such genuine boys and girls as our seniors were when they were young? Have we been, in these modern days, just a little too well brought up?

§ 4. Without trying to answer these questions, I can at least say that I never saw my mother and my sister in the company of Pesca, without finding my mother much the younger woman of the two. On this occasion, for example, while the old lady was laughing at the boyish way we stumbled into the room, Sarah was anxiously picking up the broken pieces of a teacup which the Professor had knocked off when running to meet me at the door.

For what reason did the author’s mother like Pesca so much?

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§ 1. Pesca’s face and manner, on the evening when we met each other at my mother’s gate, were more than enough to inform me that something extraordinary had happened. However, it was useless to ask him for an immediate explanation. I could only guess, while he was pulling me inside by both hands, that (knowing my habits) he had come to the house to make sure of meeting me that night, and that he had some news to tell me that was particularly good.

§ 2. We both bounced into the lounge in a very rude and undignified manner. My mother sat by the open window laughing. Pesca was one of her especial favourites, and his strangest behaviour was always forgivable in her eyes. Poor dear woman! From the first moment when she found out that the little Professor was deeply and gratefully attached to her son, she opened her heart to him, and took all his puzzling foreign peculiarities for granted, without even trying to understand them.

§ 3. My sister Sarah, with all the advantages of youth, was, strangely enough, less tolerant. She admitted that Pesca had a good heart; but she could not accept him, as my mother accepted him, for my sake. Her narrow ideas about what was ‘proper’ contrasted sharply with Pesca’s natural lack of respect for appearances; and she was always openly astonished at her mother’s familiarity with the eccentric little foreigner. I have noticed, not only in my sister’s case, but in others as well, that we of the younger generation are not nearly so cheerful and so impulsive as some of our elders. I often see old people get wide-eyed and excited at the promise of some anticipated pleasure which totally fails to upset the calm of their grandchildren. Are we, I wonder, such genuine boys and girls as our seniors were when they were young? Have we been, in these modern days, just a little too well brought up?

§ 4. Without trying to answer these questions, I can at least say that I never saw my mother and my sister in the company of Pesca, without finding my mother much the younger woman of the two. On this occasion, for example, while the old lady was laughing at the boyish way we stumbled into the room, Sarah was anxiously picking up the broken pieces of a teacup which the Professor had knocked off when running to meet me at the door.

The fact that Sarah was of the younger generation meant that she 

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§ 1. Pesca’s face and manner, on the evening when we met each other at my mother’s gate, were more than enough to inform me that something extraordinary had happened. However, it was useless to ask him for an immediate explanation. I could only guess, while he was pulling me inside by both hands, that (knowing my habits) he had come to the house to make sure of meeting me that night, and that he had some news to tell me that was particularly good.

§ 2. We both bounced into the lounge in a very rude and undignified manner. My mother sat by the open window laughing. Pesca was one of her especial favourites, and his strangest behaviour was always forgivable in her eyes. Poor dear woman! From the first moment when she found out that the little Professor was deeply and gratefully attached to her son, she opened her heart to him, and took all his puzzling foreign peculiarities for granted, without even trying to understand them.

§ 3. My sister Sarah, with all the advantages of youth, was, strangely enough, less tolerant. She admitted that Pesca had a good heart; but she could not accept him, as my mother accepted him, for my sake. Her narrow ideas about what was ‘proper’ contrasted sharply with Pesca’s natural lack of respect for appearances; and she was always openly astonished at her mother’s familiarity with the eccentric little foreigner. I have noticed, not only in my sister’s case, but in others as well, that we of the younger generation are not nearly so cheerful and so impulsive as some of our elders. I often see old people get wide-eyed and excited at the promise of some anticipated pleasure which totally fails to upset the calm of their grandchildren. Are we, I wonder, such genuine boys and girls as our seniors were when they were young? Have we been, in these modern days, just a little too well brought up?

§ 4. Without trying to answer these questions, I can at least say that I never saw my mother and my sister in the company of Pesca, without finding my mother much the younger woman of the two. On this occasion, for example, while the old lady was laughing at the boyish way we stumbled into the room, Sarah was anxiously picking up the broken pieces of a teacup which the Professor had knocked off when running to meet me at the door.

What has the author noticed about the difference between the generations?

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§ 1. Pesca’s face and manner, on the evening when we met each other at my mother’s gate, were more than enough to inform me that something extraordinary had happened. However, it was useless to ask him for an immediate explanation. I could only guess, while he was pulling me inside by both hands, that (knowing my habits) he had come to the house to make sure of meeting me that night, and that he had some news to tell me that was particularly good.

§ 2. We both bounced into the lounge in a very rude and undignified manner. My mother sat by the open window laughing. Pesca was one of her especial favourites, and his strangest behaviour was always forgivable in her eyes. Poor dear woman! From the first moment when she found out that the little Professor was deeply and gratefully attached to her son, she opened her heart to him, and took all his puzzling foreign peculiarities for granted, without even trying to understand them.

§ 3. My sister Sarah, with all the advantages of youth, was, strangely enough, less tolerant. She admitted that Pesca had a good heart; but she could not accept him, as my mother accepted him, for my sake. Her narrow ideas about what was ‘proper’ contrasted sharply with Pesca’s natural lack of respect for appearances; and she was always openly astonished at her mother’s familiarity with the eccentric little foreigner. I have noticed, not only in my sister’s case, but in others as well, that we of the younger generation are not nearly so cheerful and so impulsive as some of our elders. I often see old people get wide-eyed and excited at the promise of some anticipated pleasure which totally fails to upset the calm of their grandchildren. Are we, I wonder, such genuine boys and girls as our seniors were when they were young? Have we been, in these modern days, just a little too well brought up?

§ 4. Without trying to answer these questions, I can at least say that I never saw my mother and my sister in the company of Pesca, without finding my mother much the younger woman of the two. On this occasion, for example, while the old lady was laughing at the boyish way we stumbled into the room, Sarah was anxiously picking up the broken pieces of a teacup which the Professor had knocked off when running to meet me at the door.

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§ 1. Pesca’s face and manner, on the evening when we met each other at my mother’s gate, were more than enough to inform me that something extraordinary had happened. However, it was useless to ask him for an immediate explanation. I could only guess, while he was pulling me inside by both hands, that (knowing my habits) he had come to the house to make sure of meeting me that night, and that he had some news to tell me that was particularly good.

§ 2. We both bounced into the lounge in a very rude and undignified manner. My mother sat by the open window laughing. Pesca was one of her especial favourites, and his strangest behaviour was always forgivable in her eyes. Poor dear woman! From the first moment when she found out that the little Professor was deeply and gratefully attached to her son, she opened her heart to him, and took all his puzzling foreign peculiarities for granted, without even trying to understand them.

§ 3. My sister Sarah, with all the advantages of youth, was, strangely enough, less tolerant. She admitted that Pesca had a good heart; but she could not accept him, as my mother accepted him, for my sake. Her narrow ideas about what was ‘proper’ contrasted sharply with Pesca’s natural lack of respect for appearances; and she was always openly astonished at her mother’s familiarity with the eccentric little foreigner. I have noticed, not only in my sister’s case, but in others as well, that we of the younger generation are not nearly so cheerful and so impulsive as some of our elders. I often see old people get wide-eyed and excited at the promise of some anticipated pleasure which totally fails to upset the calm of their grandchildren. Are we, I wonder, such genuine boys and girls as our seniors were when they were young? Have we been, in these modern days, just a little too well brought up?

§ 4. Without trying to answer these questions, I can at least say that I never saw my mother and my sister in the company of Pesca, without finding my mother much the younger woman of the two. On this occasion, for example, while the old lady was laughing at the boyish way we stumbled into the room, Sarah was anxiously picking up the broken pieces of a teacup which the Professor had knocked off when running to meet me at the door.

Прочитайте текст. Заполните пропуск A43 одним из предложенных текстовых фрагментов (1—4). Один фрагмент является лишним.

“I was a dreamer as a child and I’ve always been drawn to stories of adventurers. I was the girl who fell out of trees and got muddy. I was never much of a team player, which probably accounts for the fact that I’m now a solo explorer.” So says Hannah McKeand, the current world record holder for a solo, unsupported trek to the South Pole. It was no easy feat for the 33-year-old Briton, who completed the expedition in 39 days and 9 hours while suffering bitterly cold conditions in an effort that put her in the history books.

Hannah’s urge to explore began in 2001, when she joined an expedition into the Western Desert. (A43) ____ The trip was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but no sooner had she returned to the UK than she found herself yearning for more. Still wanting to travel, Hannah quit her job as a marketing director and committed herself to full-time exploration. In the first twelve months, she headed back to the Western Desert and then on to the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan. (A44) ____ She accomplished this trip with the support of a five-member team in 56 days. Next on her list was a world yacht race that took her sailing halfway around the globe.

Hannah returned to the South Pole in one of her most ambitious projects ever. (A45) ____ She received no outside assistance or re­supply throughout her time on the ice, meaning that she had to carry all of her food, fuel and equipment by herself for the entire time she was there. Hannah ended up pulling a sledge weighing up to 100 kg for close to twelve hours a day. Dragging this load over endless miles of snow and ice caused her to burn between 6,000 and 8,000 calories a day. She survived on a diet of chocolate, fudge, halva, dried fruit and nuts, energy bars and dried meats and still managed to lose nineteen kilos. “I didn’t miss normal food, because I had lost my appetite,” joked Hannah, when asked about the physical stress. She had also decided to complete the journey solo, meaning that in times of hardship, she had no teammates to provide either emotional or physical support. (A46) ____ Hannah reflects, “I thought it was going to be really hard, because I’m naturally a social person, but it turned out the loneliness wasn’t an issue. I was so busy taking care of my energy levels and body temperature that the days just flew by.”

To prevent loneliness and to keep in contact with the outside world, Hannah carried a variety of technological devices. (A47) ____ These allowed her to speak to family, friends and the media whilst on the ice. She was also able to connect them to her computer, allowing her to send and receive regular e-mails and update her website.

As with many an adventurer, Hannah always has one eye on the future. With the South Pole successfully behind her, Hannah’s next big adventure will be to conquer the North Pole. (A48) ____ She confides, “The biggest lesson I have learnt so far is that with a little patience, you can get anywhere. If you just keep putting one foot in front of the other then vast distances can be covered in time. But most importantly, I have learnt that in the wilderness we are completely insignificant, and that only with utter respect and the best preparation can we spend time there safely.”


1) It is a long enough period that sometimes you can’t see the end but you just have to be resilient and keep pushing on.

2) They explored the valleys and sandy landscape of this vast part of Egypt, looking for rock art.

3) She completed a 1,110-kilometre marathon across the Antarctic ice, beating the previous world record by nearly two days.

4) After fully exploring these two incredible places, Hannah ended the year with her first expedition to the South Pole.

Прочитайте текст. Заполните пропуск A44 одним из предложенных текстовых фрагментов (1—4). Один фрагмент является лишним.

“I was a dreamer as a child and I’ve always been drawn to stories of adventurers. I was the girl who fell out of trees and got muddy. I was never much of a team player, which probably accounts for the fact that I’m now a solo explorer.” So says Hannah McKeand, the current world record holder for a solo, unsupported trek to the South Pole. It was no easy feat for the 33-year-old Briton, who completed the expedition in 39 days and 9 hours while suffering bitterly cold conditions in an effort that put her in the history books.

Hannah’s urge to explore began in 2001, when she joined an expedition into the Western Desert. (A43) ____ The trip was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but no sooner had she returned to the UK than she found herself yearning for more. Still wanting to travel, Hannah quit her job as a marketing director and committed herself to full-time exploration. In the first twelve months, she headed back to the Western Desert and then on to the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan. (A44) ____ She accomplished this trip with the support of a five-member team in 56 days. Next on her list was a world yacht race that took her sailing halfway around the globe.

Hannah returned to the South Pole in one of her most ambitious projects ever. (A45) ____ She received no outside assistance or re­supply throughout her time on the ice, meaning that she had to carry all of her food, fuel and equipment by herself for the entire time she was there. Hannah ended up pulling a sledge weighing up to 100 kg for close to twelve hours a day. Dragging this load over endless miles of snow and ice caused her to burn between 6,000 and 8,000 calories a day. She survived on a diet of chocolate, fudge, halva, dried fruit and nuts, energy bars and dried meats and still managed to lose nineteen kilos. “I didn’t miss normal food, because I had lost my appetite,” joked Hannah, when asked about the physical stress. She had also decided to complete the journey solo, meaning that in times of hardship, she had no teammates to provide either emotional or physical support. (A46) ____ Hannah reflects, “I thought it was going to be really hard, because I’m naturally a social person, but it turned out the loneliness wasn’t an issue. I was so busy taking care of my energy levels and body temperature that the days just flew by.”

To prevent loneliness and to keep in contact with the outside world, Hannah carried a variety of technological devices. (A47) ____ These allowed her to speak to family, friends and the media whilst on the ice. She was also able to connect them to her computer, allowing her to send and receive regular e-mails and update her website.

As with many an adventurer, Hannah always has one eye on the future. With the South Pole successfully behind her, Hannah’s next big adventure will be to conquer the North Pole. (A48) ____ She confides, “The biggest lesson I have learnt so far is that with a little patience, you can get anywhere. If you just keep putting one foot in front of the other then vast distances can be covered in time. But most importantly, I have learnt that in the wilderness we are completely insignificant, and that only with utter respect and the best preparation can we spend time there safely.”


1) It is a long enough period that sometimes you can’t see the end but you just have to be resilient and keep pushing on.

2) They explored the valleys and sandy landscape of this vast part of Egypt, looking for rock art.

3) She completed a 1,110-kilometre marathon across the Antarctic ice, beating the previous world record by nearly two days.

4) After fully exploring these two incredible places, Hannah ended the year with her first expedition to the South Pole.

Прочитайте текст. Заполните пропуск A45 одним из предложенных текстовых фрагментов (1—4). Один фрагмент является лишним.

“I was a dreamer as a child and I’ve always been drawn to stories of adventurers. I was the girl who fell out of trees and got muddy. I was never much of a team player, which probably accounts for the fact that I’m now a solo explorer.” So says Hannah McKeand, the current world record holder for a solo, unsupported trek to the South Pole. It was no easy feat for the 33-year-old Briton, who completed the expedition in 39 days and 9 hours while suffering bitterly cold conditions in an effort that put her in the history books.

Hannah’s urge to explore began in 2001, when she joined an expedition into the Western Desert. (A43) ____ The trip was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but no sooner had she returned to the UK than she found herself yearning for more. Still wanting to travel, Hannah quit her job as a marketing director and committed herself to full-time exploration. In the first twelve months, she headed back to the Western Desert and then on to the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan. (A44) ____ She accomplished this trip with the support of a five-member team in 56 days. Next on her list was a world yacht race that took her sailing halfway around the globe.

Hannah returned to the South Pole in one of her most ambitious projects ever. (A45) ____ She received no outside assistance or re­supply throughout her time on the ice, meaning that she had to carry all of her food, fuel and equipment by herself for the entire time she was there. Hannah ended up pulling a sledge weighing up to 100 kg for close to twelve hours a day. Dragging this load over endless miles of snow and ice caused her to burn between 6,000 and 8,000 calories a day. She survived on a diet of chocolate, fudge, halva, dried fruit and nuts, energy bars and dried meats and still managed to lose nineteen kilos. “I didn’t miss normal food, because I had lost my appetite,” joked Hannah, when asked about the physical stress. She had also decided to complete the journey solo, meaning that in times of hardship, she had no teammates to provide either emotional or physical support. (A46) ____ Hannah reflects, “I thought it was going to be really hard, because I’m naturally a social person, but it turned out the loneliness wasn’t an issue. I was so busy taking care of my energy levels and body temperature that the days just flew by.”

To prevent loneliness and to keep in contact with the outside world, Hannah carried a variety of technological devices. (A47) ____ These allowed her to speak to family, friends and the media whilst on the ice. She was also able to connect them to her computer, allowing her to send and receive regular e-mails and update her website.

As with many an adventurer, Hannah always has one eye on the future. With the South Pole successfully behind her, Hannah’s next big adventure will be to conquer the North Pole. (A48) ____ She confides, “The biggest lesson I have learnt so far is that with a little patience, you can get anywhere. If you just keep putting one foot in front of the other then vast distances can be covered in time. But most importantly, I have learnt that in the wilderness we are completely insignificant, and that only with utter respect and the best preparation can we spend time there safely.”


1) It is a long enough period that sometimes you can’t see the end but you just have to be resilient and keep pushing on.

2) They explored the valleys and sandy landscape of this vast part of Egypt, looking for rock art.

3) She completed a 1,110-kilometre marathon across the Antarctic ice, beating the previous world record by nearly two days.

4) After fully exploring these two incredible places, Hannah ended the year with her first expedition to the South Pole.

Прочитайте текст. Заполните пропуск A46 одним из предложенных текстовых фрагментов (1—4). Один фрагмент является лишним.

“I was a dreamer as a child and I’ve always been drawn to stories of adventurers. I was the girl who fell out of trees and got muddy. I was never much of a team player, which probably accounts for the fact that I’m now a solo explorer.” So says Hannah McKeand, the current world record holder for a solo, unsupported trek to the South Pole. It was no easy feat for the 33-year-old Briton, who completed the expedition in 39 days and 9 hours while suffering bitterly cold conditions in an effort that put her in the history books.

Hannah’s urge to explore began in 2001, when she joined an expedition into the Western Desert. (A43) ____ The trip was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but no sooner had she returned to the UK than she found herself yearning for more. Still wanting to travel, Hannah quit her job as a marketing director and committed herself to full-time exploration. In the first twelve months, she headed back to the Western Desert and then on to the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan. (A44) ____ She accomplished this trip with the support of a five-member team in 56 days. Next on her list was a world yacht race that took her sailing halfway around the globe.

Hannah returned to the South Pole in one of her most ambitious projects ever. (A45) ____ She received no outside assistance or re­supply throughout her time on the ice, meaning that she had to carry all of her food, fuel and equipment by herself for the entire time she was there. Hannah ended up pulling a sledge weighing up to 100 kg for close to twelve hours a day. Dragging this load over endless miles of snow and ice caused her to burn between 6,000 and 8,000 calories a day. She survived on a diet of chocolate, fudge, halva, dried fruit and nuts, energy bars and dried meats and still managed to lose nineteen kilos. “I didn’t miss normal food, because I had lost my appetite,” joked Hannah, when asked about the physical stress. She had also decided to complete the journey solo, meaning that in times of hardship, she had no teammates to provide either emotional or physical support. (A46) ____ Hannah reflects, “I thought it was going to be really hard, because I’m naturally a social person, but it turned out the loneliness wasn’t an issue. I was so busy taking care of my energy levels and body temperature that the days just flew by.”

To prevent loneliness and to keep in contact with the outside world, Hannah carried a variety of technological devices. (A47) ____ These allowed her to speak to family, friends and the media whilst on the ice. She was also able to connect them to her computer, allowing her to send and receive regular e-mails and update her website.

As with many an adventurer, Hannah always has one eye on the future. With the South Pole successfully behind her, Hannah’s next big adventure will be to conquer the North Pole. (A48) ____ She confides, “The biggest lesson I have learnt so far is that with a little patience, you can get anywhere. If you just keep putting one foot in front of the other then vast distances can be covered in time. But most importantly, I have learnt that in the wilderness we are completely insignificant, and that only with utter respect and the best preparation can we spend time there safely.”


1) The potential psychological impact of such isolation is difficult to imagine.

2) Prior to the South Pole conquest, Hannah already had an admirable track record of travels and expeditions around the world.

3) In preparing for this latest endeavour, Hannah is quick to draw on her past experience.

4) As well as a beacon, which constantly transmitted her location via satellite, she also carried two satellite telephones.

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

“I was a dreamer as a child and I’ve always been drawn to stories of adventurers. I was the girl who fell out of trees and got muddy. I was never much of a team player, which probably accounts for the fact that I’m now a solo explorer.” So says Hannah McKeand, the current world record holder for a solo, unsupported trek to the South Pole. It was no easy feat for the 33-year-old Briton, who completed the expedition in 39 days and 9 hours while suffering bitterly cold conditions in an effort that put her in the history books.

Hannah’s urge to explore began in 2001, when she joined an expedition into the Western Desert. (A43) ____ The trip was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but no sooner had she returned to the UK than she found herself yearning for more. Still wanting to travel, Hannah quit her job as a marketing director and committed herself to full-time exploration. In the first twelve months, she headed back to the Western Desert and then on to the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan. (A44) ____ She accomplished this trip with the support of a five-member team in 56 days. Next on her list was a world yacht race that took her sailing halfway around the globe.

Hannah returned to the South Pole in one of her most ambitious projects ever. (A45) ____ She received no outside assistance or re­supply throughout her time on the ice, meaning that she had to carry all of her food, fuel and equipment by herself for the entire time she was there. Hannah ended up pulling a sledge weighing up to 100 kg for close to twelve hours a day. Dragging this load over endless miles of snow and ice caused her to burn between 6,000 and 8,000 calories a day. She survived on a diet of chocolate, fudge, halva, dried fruit and nuts, energy bars and dried meats and still managed to lose nineteen kilos. “I didn’t miss normal food, because I had lost my appetite,” joked Hannah, when asked about the physical stress. She had also decided to complete the journey solo, meaning that in times of hardship, she had no teammates to provide either emotional or physical support. (A46) ____ Hannah reflects, “I thought it was going to be really hard, because I’m naturally a social person, but it turned out the loneliness wasn’t an issue. I was so busy taking care of my energy levels and body temperature that the days just flew by.”

To prevent loneliness and to keep in contact with the outside world, Hannah carried a variety of technological devices. (A47) ____ These allowed her to speak to family, friends and the media whilst on the ice. She was also able to connect them to her computer, allowing her to send and receive regular e-mails and update her website.

As with many an adventurer, Hannah always has one eye on the future. With the South Pole successfully behind her, Hannah’s next big adventure will be to conquer the North Pole. (A48) ____ She confides, “The biggest lesson I have learnt so far is that with a little patience, you can get anywhere. If you just keep putting one foot in front of the other then vast distances can be covered in time. But most importantly, I have learnt that in the wilderness we are completely insignificant, and that only with utter respect and the best preparation can we spend time there safely.”


1) The potential psychological impact of such isolation is difficult to imagine.

2) Prior to the South Pole conquest, Hannah already had an admirable track record of travels and expeditions around the world.

3) In preparing for this latest endeavour, Hannah is quick to draw on her past experience.

4) As well as a beacon, which constantly transmitted her location via satellite, she also carried two satellite telephones.

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

“I was a dreamer as a child and I’ve always been drawn to stories of adventurers. I was the girl who fell out of trees and got muddy. I was never much of a team player, which probably accounts for the fact that I’m now a solo explorer.” So says Hannah McKeand, the current world record holder for a solo, unsupported trek to the South Pole. It was no easy feat for the 33-year-old Briton, who completed the expedition in 39 days and 9 hours while suffering bitterly cold conditions in an effort that put her in the history books.

Hannah’s urge to explore began in 2001, when she joined an expedition into the Western Desert. (A43) ____ The trip was supposed to be a once-in-a-lifetime experience, but no sooner had she returned to the UK than she found herself yearning for more. Still wanting to travel, Hannah quit her job as a marketing director and committed herself to full-time exploration. In the first twelve months, she headed back to the Western Desert and then on to the Wakhan Corridor in Afghanistan. (A44) ____ She accomplished this trip with the support of a five-member team in 56 days. Next on her list was a world yacht race that took her sailing halfway around the globe.

Hannah returned to the South Pole in one of her most ambitious projects ever. (A45) ____ She received no outside assistance or re­supply throughout her time on the ice, meaning that she had to carry all of her food, fuel and equipment by herself for the entire time she was there. Hannah ended up pulling a sledge weighing up to 100 kg for close to twelve hours a day. Dragging this load over endless miles of snow and ice caused her to burn between 6,000 and 8,000 calories a day. She survived on a diet of chocolate, fudge, halva, dried fruit and nuts, energy bars and dried meats and still managed to lose nineteen kilos. “I didn’t miss normal food, because I had lost my appetite,” joked Hannah, when asked about the physical stress. She had also decided to complete the journey solo, meaning that in times of hardship, she had no teammates to provide either emotional or physical support. (A46) ____ Hannah reflects, “I thought it was going to be really hard, because I’m naturally a social person, but it turned out the loneliness wasn’t an issue. I was so busy taking care of my energy levels and body temperature that the days just flew by.”

To prevent loneliness and to keep in contact with the outside world, Hannah carried a variety of technological devices. (A47) ____ These allowed her to speak to family, friends and the media whilst on the ice. She was also able to connect them to her computer, allowing her to send and receive regular e-mails and update her website.

As with many an adventurer, Hannah always has one eye on the future. With the South Pole successfully behind her, Hannah’s next big adventure will be to conquer the North Pole. (A48) ____ She confides, “The biggest lesson I have learnt so far is that with a little patience, you can get anywhere. If you just keep putting one foot in front of the other then vast distances can be covered in time. But most importantly, I have learnt that in the wilderness we are completely insignificant, and that only with utter respect and the best preparation can we spend time there safely.”


1) The potential psychological impact of such isolation is difficult to imagine.

2) Prior to the South Pole conquest, Hannah already had an admirable track record of travels and expeditions around the world.

3) In preparing for this latest endeavour, Hannah is quick to draw on her past experience.

4) As well as a beacon, which constantly transmitted her location via satellite, she also carried two satellite telephones.

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DIE, SECURITY, STRESS, PART

Moving house is said to be the third most (B1) … experience you can have (coming after the (B2) … of a close relative, or a divorce). The reason for this is (B3) … the organisation involved, but also the feeling of (B4) … caused by completely changing your environment.

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DIE, SECURITY, STRESS, PART

Moving house is said to be the third most (B1) … experience you can have (coming after the (B2) … of a close relative, or a divorce). The reason for this is (B3) … the organisation involved, but also the feeling of (B4) … caused by completely changing your environment.

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DIE, SECURITY, STRESS, PART

Moving house is said to be the third most (B1) … experience you can have (coming after the (B2) … of a close relative, or a divorce). The reason for this is (B3) … the organisation involved, but also the feeling of (B4) … caused by completely changing your environment.

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DIE, SECURITY, STRESS, PART

Moving house is said to be the third most (B1) … experience you can have (coming after the (B2) … of a close relative, or a divorce). The reason for this is (B3) … the organisation involved, but also the feeling of (B4) … caused by completely changing your environment.

Прочитайте текст. Заполните каждый из пропусков только одним словом, подходящим по смыслу. Слово должно содержать не более 15 символов.

If you haven’t stayed in a caravan (B5) … you were little, it’s (B6) … you tried it again. Standards of comfort are much higher (B7) … a decade ago, with facilities such (B8) … laundries and kids’ play areas.

Прочитайте текст. Заполните каждый из пропусков только одним словом, подходящим по смыслу. Слово должно содержать не более 15 символов.

If you haven’t stayed in a caravan (B5) … you were little, it’s (B6) … you tried it again. Standards of comfort are much higher (B7) … a decade ago, with facilities such (B8) … laundries and kids’ play areas.

Прочитайте текст. Заполните каждый из пропусков только одним словом, подходящим по смыслу. Слово должно содержать не более 15 символов.

If you haven’t stayed in a caravan (B5) … you were little, it’s (B6) … you tried it again. Standards of comfort are much higher (B7) … a decade ago, with facilities such (B8) … laundries and kids’ play areas.

Прочитайте текст. Заполните каждый из пропусков только одним словом, подходящим по смыслу. Слово должно содержать не более 15 символов.

If you haven’t stayed in a caravan (B5) … you were little, it’s (B6) … you tried it again. Standards of comfort are much higher (B7) … a decade ago, with facilities such (B8) … laundries and kids’ play areas.

Прочитайте текст. Найдите два лишних слова в тексте.

Paris in April is very much beautiful, with trees and flowers in everywhere. Luckily for me it was unusually sunny. Despite this, it was still quite cold.

Прочитайте текст. Найдите два лишних слова в тексте.

More than once I got lost. This was a little frightening as I do not speak much French. However, I soon discovered that too many people in Paris speak the English.

Переведите на английский язык фрагмент предложения, данный в скобках.

The two cars for sale are in poor condition, so I won’t buy (ни одну из них).

Переведите на английский язык фрагмент предложения, данный в скобках.

Alex had never been to a live performance before, (не так ли)?