Образование есть то, что остается после того, когда забывается все, чему нас учили.

А. Эйнштейн

Вариант 6

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Blues musicians (A1) … their own kind of music in the early 20th century in the southern region of the US. They were originally people who lived in rural areas and their songs were about their own lives and experiences. They developed a kind of music that was completely theirs and totally unlike anything else. The early blues singers (A2) … songs from each other. It (A3) … whose song it was, they (A4) … them in their individual way. A legendary figure in the history of blues (A5) … Robert Johnson. Many songs of his (A6) … by lots of other musicians and singers, and are still played now. Blues singers contributed a lot to the history of popular music but people (A7) … them the recognition they deserve. Blues music was the basis of rock ‘n’ roll and so it was the starting point for today’s most popular music.

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Blues musicians (A1) … their own kind of music in the early 20th century in the southern region of the US. They were originally people who lived in rural areas and their songs were about their own lives and experiences. They developed a kind of music that was completely theirs and totally unlike anything else. The early blues singers (A2) … songs from each other. It (A3) … whose song it was, they (A4) … them in their individual way. A legendary figure in the history of blues (A5) … Robert Johnson. Many songs of his (A6) … by lots of other musicians and singers, and are still played now. Blues singers contributed a lot to the history of popular music but people (A7) … them the recognition they deserve. Blues music was the basis of rock ‘n’ roll and so it was the starting point for today’s most popular music.

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Blues musicians (A1) … their own kind of music in the early 20th century in the southern region of the US. They were originally people who lived in rural areas and their songs were about their own lives and experiences. They developed a kind of music that was completely theirs and totally unlike anything else. The early blues singers (A2) … songs from each other. It (A3) … whose song it was, they (A4) … them in their individual way. A legendary figure in the history of blues (A5) … Robert Johnson. Many songs of his (A6) … by lots of other musicians and singers, and are still played now. Blues singers contributed a lot to the history of popular music but people (A7) … them the recognition they deserve. Blues music was the basis of rock ‘n’ roll and so it was the starting point for today’s most popular music.

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Blues musicians (A1) … their own kind of music in the early 20th century in the southern region of the US. They were originally people who lived in rural areas and their songs were about their own lives and experiences. They developed a kind of music that was completely theirs and totally unlike anything else. The early blues singers (A2) … songs from each other. It (A3) … whose song it was, they (A4) … them in their individual way. A legendary figure in the history of blues (A5) … Robert Johnson. Many songs of his (A6) … by lots of other musicians and singers, and are still played now. Blues singers contributed a lot to the history of popular music but people (A7) … them the recognition they deserve. Blues music was the basis of rock ‘n’ roll and so it was the starting point for today’s most popular music.

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Blues musicians (A1) … their own kind of music in the early 20th century in the southern region of the US. They were originally people who lived in rural areas and their songs were about their own lives and experiences. They developed a kind of music that was completely theirs and totally unlike anything else. The early blues singers (A2) … songs from each other. It (A3) … whose song it was, they (A4) … them in their individual way. A legendary figure in the history of blues (A5) … Robert Johnson. Many songs of his (A6) … by lots of other musicians and singers, and are still played now. Blues singers contributed a lot to the history of popular music but people (A7) … them the recognition they deserve. Blues music was the basis of rock ‘n’ roll and so it was the starting point for today’s most popular music.

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Blues musicians (A1) … their own kind of music in the early 20th century in the southern region of the US. They were originally people who lived in rural areas and their songs were about their own lives and experiences. They developed a kind of music that was completely theirs and totally unlike anything else. The early blues singers (A2) … songs from each other. It (A3) … whose song it was, they (A4) … them in their individual way. A legendary figure in the history of blues (A5) … Robert Johnson. Many songs of his (A6) … by lots of other musicians and singers, and are still played now. Blues singers contributed a lot to the history of popular music but people (A7) … them the recognition they deserve. Blues music was the basis of rock ‘n’ roll and so it was the starting point for today’s most popular music.

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Blues musicians (A1) … their own kind of music in the early 20th century in the southern region of the US. They were originally people who lived in rural areas and their songs were about their own lives and experiences. They developed a kind of music that was completely theirs and totally unlike anything else. The early blues singers (A2) … songs from each other. It (A3) … whose song it was, they (A4) … them in their individual way. A legendary figure in the history of blues (A5) … Robert Johnson. Many songs of his (A6) … by lots of other musicians and singers, and are still played now. Blues singers contributed a lot to the history of popular music but people (A7) … them the recognition they deserve. Blues music was the basis of rock ‘n’ roll and so it was the starting point for today’s most popular music.

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Some people consider motorcycles to be (A8) … dangerous and awkward form of transport. Critics point (A9) … that motorcycles cannot offer the same degree of protection that the structure (A10) … a car provides. Moreover, a rider either has to stop and take shelter if it begins to rain, or suffer the discomfort (A11) … riding in soaked, freezing clothes. While these criticisms are certainly justified, there is another point of view. Motorcycle fans argue that motorcycles are in fact an extremely convenient way to get (A12) … . Motorcycle riders often say that travelling in a car brings (A13) … it a sense of isolation whereas motorcycles give (A14) … feeling of being closer to nature. The unrestricted view also helps them better appreciate (A15) … scenery around them. People also claim that motorcycling is a marvellous way to get some sun — if the weather conditions are favourable, of course!

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Some people consider motorcycles to be (A8) … dangerous and awkward form of transport. Critics point (A9) … that motorcycles cannot offer the same degree of protection that the structure (A10) … a car provides. Moreover, a rider either has to stop and take shelter if it begins to rain, or suffer the discomfort (A11) … riding in soaked, freezing clothes. While these criticisms are certainly justified, there is another point of view. Motorcycle fans argue that motorcycles are in fact an extremely convenient way to get (A12) … . Motorcycle riders often say that travelling in a car brings (A13) … it a sense of isolation whereas motorcycles give (A14) … feeling of being closer to nature. The unrestricted view also helps them better appreciate (A15) … scenery around them. People also claim that motorcycling is a marvellous way to get some sun — if the weather conditions are favourable, of course!

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Some people consider motorcycles to be (A8) … dangerous and awkward form of transport. Critics point (A9) … that motorcycles cannot offer the same degree of protection that the structure (A10) … a car provides. Moreover, a rider either has to stop and take shelter if it begins to rain, or suffer the discomfort (A11) … riding in soaked, freezing clothes. While these criticisms are certainly justified, there is another point of view. Motorcycle fans argue that motorcycles are in fact an extremely convenient way to get (A12) … . Motorcycle riders often say that travelling in a car brings (A13) … it a sense of isolation whereas motorcycles give (A14) … feeling of being closer to nature. The unrestricted view also helps them better appreciate (A15) … scenery around them. People also claim that motorcycling is a marvellous way to get some sun — if the weather conditions are favourable, of course!

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Some people consider motorcycles to be (A8) … dangerous and awkward form of transport. Critics point (A9) … that motorcycles cannot offer the same degree of protection that the structure (A10) … a car provides. Moreover, a rider either has to stop and take shelter if it begins to rain, or suffer the discomfort (A11) … riding in soaked, freezing clothes. While these criticisms are certainly justified, there is another point of view. Motorcycle fans argue that motorcycles are in fact an extremely convenient way to get (A12) … . Motorcycle riders often say that travelling in a car brings (A13) … it a sense of isolation whereas motorcycles give (A14) … feeling of being closer to nature. The unrestricted view also helps them better appreciate (A15) … scenery around them. People also claim that motorcycling is a marvellous way to get some sun — if the weather conditions are favourable, of course!

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Some people consider motorcycles to be (A8) … dangerous and awkward form of transport. Critics point (A9) … that motorcycles cannot offer the same degree of protection that the structure (A10) … a car provides. Moreover, a rider either has to stop and take shelter if it begins to rain, or suffer the discomfort (A11) … riding in soaked, freezing clothes. While these criticisms are certainly justified, there is another point of view. Motorcycle fans argue that motorcycles are in fact an extremely convenient way to get (A12) … . Motorcycle riders often say that travelling in a car brings (A13) … it a sense of isolation whereas motorcycles give (A14) … feeling of being closer to nature. The unrestricted view also helps them better appreciate (A15) … scenery around them. People also claim that motorcycling is a marvellous way to get some sun — if the weather conditions are favourable, of course!

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Some people consider motorcycles to be (A8) … dangerous and awkward form of transport. Critics point (A9) … that motorcycles cannot offer the same degree of protection that the structure (A10) … a car provides. Moreover, a rider either has to stop and take shelter if it begins to rain, or suffer the discomfort (A11) … riding in soaked, freezing clothes. While these criticisms are certainly justified, there is another point of view. Motorcycle fans argue that motorcycles are in fact an extremely convenient way to get (A12) … . Motorcycle riders often say that travelling in a car brings (A13) … it a sense of isolation whereas motorcycles give (A14) … feeling of being closer to nature. The unrestricted view also helps them better appreciate (A15) … scenery around them. People also claim that motorcycling is a marvellous way to get some sun — if the weather conditions are favourable, of course!

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Some people consider motorcycles to be (A8) … dangerous and awkward form of transport. Critics point (A9) … that motorcycles cannot offer the same degree of protection that the structure (A10) … a car provides. Moreover, a rider either has to stop and take shelter if it begins to rain, or suffer the discomfort (A11) … riding in soaked, freezing clothes. While these criticisms are certainly justified, there is another point of view. Motorcycle fans argue that motorcycles are in fact an extremely convenient way to get (A12) … . Motorcycle riders often say that travelling in a car brings (A13) … it a sense of isolation whereas motorcycles give (A14) … feeling of being closer to nature. The unrestricted view also helps them better appreciate (A15) … scenery around them. People also claim that motorcycling is a marvellous way to get some sun — if the weather conditions are favourable, of course!

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Some people consider motorcycles to be (A8) … dangerous and awkward form of transport. Critics point (A9) … that motorcycles cannot offer the same degree of protection that the structure (A10) … a car provides. Moreover, a rider either has to stop and take shelter if it begins to rain, or suffer the discomfort (A11) … riding in soaked, freezing clothes. While these criticisms are certainly justified, there is another point of view. Motorcycle fans argue that motorcycles are in fact an extremely convenient way to get (A12) … . Motorcycle riders often say that travelling in a car brings (A13) … it a sense of isolation whereas motorcycles give (A14) … feeling of being closer to nature. The unrestricted view also helps them better appreciate (A15) … scenery around them. People also claim that motorcycling is a marvellous way to get some sun — if the weather conditions are favourable, of course!

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It was a hot day with the temperature … .

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Alex got the job … he wasn’t qualified.

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Everyone (1) who takes the examination (2) will receive their score reports (3) after six weeks (4).

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We solved the problem by using a computer (1) rather than (2) to do it all (3) by hand (4).

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A friend of mine (1) thinks (2) he has a voice (3) as an angel (4).

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If you can’t get the stain (1) out of your shirt (2), you could try (3) to put salt on it (4).

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Speak to the person (1) directly (2) and listen to any comments (3) they wish to do (4).

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Carolyn James is an artist, poet, writer and a great cook. In 1991 she was (A23) … Woman of the Year in Britain. All this is a great achievement for anyone, but when you (A24) … that she is blind, you realise how great an achievement it is. Her sight began to (A25) … when, as a child, she suffered from retinitus pigmentosa. She became totally blind in her mid-twenties. She has written an autobiography in which she claims that her blindness has actually been an advantage as it helped her to (A26) … her creativity. While painting, Carolyn uses pieces of paper to help her remember (A27) … colours begin and end on her canvas. However this does not make her work easy. Her ability to paint (A28) … from her great vision within. She says she can feel colours with her hands. She paints landscapes and (A29) … her inspiration from the countryside’s smells and sounds. Carolyn has been involved in lobbying MP’s and drawing their (A30) … to the problems of people with disabilities. She has also found it (A31) … to fight with her local council from time to time. Her story proves that it’s not what people can’t do that (A32) … but what they can.

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Carolyn James is an artist, poet, writer and a great cook. In 1991 she was (A23) … Woman of the Year in Britain. All this is a great achievement for anyone, but when you (A24) … that she is blind, you realise how great an achievement it is. Her sight began to (A25) … when, as a child, she suffered from retinitus pigmentosa. She became totally blind in her mid-twenties. She has written an autobiography in which she claims that her blindness has actually been an advantage as it helped her to (A26) … her creativity. While painting, Carolyn uses pieces of paper to help her remember (A27) … colours begin and end on her canvas. However this does not make her work easy. Her ability to paint (A28) … from her great vision within. She says she can feel colours with her hands. She paints landscapes and (A29) … her inspiration from the countryside’s smells and sounds. Carolyn has been involved in lobbying MP’s and drawing their (A30) … to the problems of people with disabilities. She has also found it (A31) … to fight with her local council from time to time. Her story proves that it’s not what people can’t do that (A32) … but what they can.

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Carolyn James is an artist, poet, writer and a great cook. In 1991 she was (A23) … Woman of the Year in Britain. All this is a great achievement for anyone, but when you (A24) … that she is blind, you realise how great an achievement it is. Her sight began to (A25) … when, as a child, she suffered from retinitus pigmentosa. She became totally blind in her mid-twenties. She has written an autobiography in which she claims that her blindness has actually been an advantage as it helped her to (A26) … her creativity. While painting, Carolyn uses pieces of paper to help her remember (A27) … colours begin and end on her canvas. However this does not make her work easy. Her ability to paint (A28) … from her great vision within. She says she can feel colours with her hands. She paints landscapes and (A29) … her inspiration from the countryside’s smells and sounds. Carolyn has been involved in lobbying MP’s and drawing their (A30) … to the problems of people with disabilities. She has also found it (A31) … to fight with her local council from time to time. Her story proves that it’s not what people can’t do that (A32) … but what they can.

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Carolyn James is an artist, poet, writer and a great cook. In 1991 she was (A23) … Woman of the Year in Britain. All this is a great achievement for anyone, but when you (A24) … that she is blind, you realise how great an achievement it is. Her sight began to (A25) … when, as a child, she suffered from retinitus pigmentosa. She became totally blind in her mid-twenties. She has written an autobiography in which she claims that her blindness has actually been an advantage as it helped her to (A26) … her creativity. While painting, Carolyn uses pieces of paper to help her remember (A27) … colours begin and end on her canvas. However this does not make her work easy. Her ability to paint (A28) … from her great vision within. She says she can feel colours with her hands. She paints landscapes and (A29) … her inspiration from the countryside’s smells and sounds. Carolyn has been involved in lobbying MP’s and drawing their (A30) … to the problems of people with disabilities. She has also found it (A31) … to fight with her local council from time to time. Her story proves that it’s not what people can’t do that (A32) … but what they can.

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Carolyn James is an artist, poet, writer and a great cook. In 1991 she was (A23) … Woman of the Year in Britain. All this is a great achievement for anyone, but when you (A24) … that she is blind, you realise how great an achievement it is. Her sight began to (A25) … when, as a child, she suffered from retinitus pigmentosa. She became totally blind in her mid-twenties. She has written an autobiography in which she claims that her blindness has actually been an advantage as it helped her to (A26) … her creativity. While painting, Carolyn uses pieces of paper to help her remember (A27) … colours begin and end on her canvas. However this does not make her work easy. Her ability to paint (A28) … from her great vision within. She says she can feel colours with her hands. She paints landscapes and (A29) … her inspiration from the countryside’s smells and sounds. Carolyn has been involved in lobbying MP’s and drawing their (A30) … to the problems of people with disabilities. She has also found it (A31) … to fight with her local council from time to time. Her story proves that it’s not what people can’t do that (A32) … but what they can.

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Carolyn James is an artist, poet, writer and a great cook. In 1991 she was (A23) … Woman of the Year in Britain. All this is a great achievement for anyone, but when you (A24) … that she is blind, you realise how great an achievement it is. Her sight began to (A25) … when, as a child, she suffered from retinitus pigmentosa. She became totally blind in her mid-twenties. She has written an autobiography in which she claims that her blindness has actually been an advantage as it helped her to (A26) … her creativity. While painting, Carolyn uses pieces of paper to help her remember (A27) … colours begin and end on her canvas. However this does not make her work easy. Her ability to paint (A28) … from her great vision within. She says she can feel colours with her hands. She paints landscapes and (A29) … her inspiration from the countryside’s smells and sounds. Carolyn has been involved in lobbying MP’s and drawing their (A30) … to the problems of people with disabilities. She has also found it (A31) … to fight with her local council from time to time. Her story proves that it’s not what people can’t do that (A32) … but what they can.

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Carolyn James is an artist, poet, writer and a great cook. In 1991 she was (A23) … Woman of the Year in Britain. All this is a great achievement for anyone, but when you (A24) … that she is blind, you realise how great an achievement it is. Her sight began to (A25) … when, as a child, she suffered from retinitus pigmentosa. She became totally blind in her mid-twenties. She has written an autobiography in which she claims that her blindness has actually been an advantage as it helped her to (A26) … her creativity. While painting, Carolyn uses pieces of paper to help her remember (A27) … colours begin and end on her canvas. However this does not make her work easy. Her ability to paint (A28) … from her great vision within. She says she can feel colours with her hands. She paints landscapes and (A29) … her inspiration from the countryside’s smells and sounds. Carolyn has been involved in lobbying MP’s and drawing their (A30) … to the problems of people with disabilities. She has also found it (A31) … to fight with her local council from time to time. Her story proves that it’s not what people can’t do that (A32) … but what they can.

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Carolyn James is an artist, poet, writer and a great cook. In 1991 she was (A23) … Woman of the Year in Britain. All this is a great achievement for anyone, but when you (A24) … that she is blind, you realise how great an achievement it is. Her sight began to (A25) … when, as a child, she suffered from retinitus pigmentosa. She became totally blind in her mid-twenties. She has written an autobiography in which she claims that her blindness has actually been an advantage as it helped her to (A26) … her creativity. While painting, Carolyn uses pieces of paper to help her remember (A27) … colours begin and end on her canvas. However this does not make her work easy. Her ability to paint (A28) … from her great vision within. She says she can feel colours with her hands. She paints landscapes and (A29) … her inspiration from the countryside’s smells and sounds. Carolyn has been involved in lobbying MP’s and drawing their (A30) … to the problems of people with disabilities. She has also found it (A31) … to fight with her local council from time to time. Her story proves that it’s not what people can’t do that (A32) … but what they can.

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Carolyn James is an artist, poet, writer and a great cook. In 1991 she was (A23) … Woman of the Year in Britain. All this is a great achievement for anyone, but when you (A24) … that she is blind, you realise how great an achievement it is. Her sight began to (A25) … when, as a child, she suffered from retinitus pigmentosa. She became totally blind in her mid-twenties. She has written an autobiography in which she claims that her blindness has actually been an advantage as it helped her to (A26) … her creativity. While painting, Carolyn uses pieces of paper to help her remember (A27) … colours begin and end on her canvas. However this does not make her work easy. Her ability to paint (A28) … from her great vision within. She says she can feel colours with her hands. She paints landscapes and (A29) … her inspiration from the countryside’s smells and sounds. Carolyn has been involved in lobbying MP’s and drawing their (A30) … to the problems of people with disabilities. She has also found it (A31) … to fight with her local council from time to time. Her story proves that it’s not what people can’t do that (A32) … but what they can.

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Carolyn James is an artist, poet, writer and a great cook. In 1991 she was (A23) … Woman of the Year in Britain. All this is a great achievement for anyone, but when you (A24) … that she is blind, you realise how great an achievement it is. Her sight began to (A25) … when, as a child, she suffered from retinitus pigmentosa. She became totally blind in her mid-twenties. She has written an autobiography in which she claims that her blindness has actually been an advantage as it helped her to (A26) … her creativity. While painting, Carolyn uses pieces of paper to help her remember (A27) … colours begin and end on her canvas. However this does not make her work easy. Her ability to paint (A28) … from her great vision within. She says she can feel colours with her hands. She paints landscapes and (A29) … her inspiration from the countryside’s smells and sounds. Carolyn has been involved in lobbying MP’s and drawing their (A30) … to the problems of people with disabilities. She has also found it (A31) … to fight with her local council from time to time. Her story proves that it’s not what people can’t do that (A32) … but what they can.

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Woman: Will we go down the river to Mappin Isle?

Man: Right! Local pleasure boats will ferry us across to the isle where we can wander at leisure among the large range of wildlife.

What does the man mean?

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Go ahead.

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1. Shall we go out tonight?
2. I’d like to have another look at it.
3. Would you like to join us?
4. Could you give me a lift?

A. I’d love to.
B. You are welcome.
C. Sure. No problem.
D. Good of you.
E. Yes, let’s go.

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

A. Like this?
B. No, you’ve got to stand straight.
C. You’ll be fine! Now, push off with your feet and make a big splash!
D. I’m feeling a bit nervous, you know.
E. Yes, that’s better. Now, put your arms out and keep your head down. Bend over a bit so you’ll be nearer the water.
F. Here goes!

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§ 1. Watching wooden dolls come to life may not be one of the most popular forms of entertainment today, but with over twenty years’ experience, talented artist Peter Robets has earned himself the title ‘master puppeteer’ due to his extraordinary ability to transform puppets into believable, almost living characters. “People are quite often surprised to hear what I do for a living and have little appreciation of puppetry as a form of entertainment. But while the exact origins of puppet theatre are unknown, it has still been popular in many cultures and may have been the very first kind of theatre,” he explains.

§ 2. As Roberts writes his own scripts and musical scores, his shows are highly original. “A puppet show can involve anything from clowning to storytelling,” he explains. Equally diverse are the audiences he performs for. “Some come to be entranced by the puppets themselves, while others enjoy the catchy tunes and witty dialogue.” Roberts believes that this form of entertainment crosses international boundaries and can be appreciated by people of all ages and cultures.

§ 3. Roberts’ fascination with puppets started when he received some beautiful glove puppets one Christmas. He started putting on shows with these for family and friends and then moved on to handmade Chinese string puppets. Learning mostly from books and personal experience, he continued with his ‘hobby’ while studying for a degree in architecture. “By the time I left university,” he explains, “I was already spending most of my free time carving puppets and putting on shows in the community, so I hardly noticed the transition from student to full-time professional puppeteer. I realised I had long since abandoned all thoughts of pursuing any other career!”

§ 4. The puppets are designed specifically for each show, which is extremely time-consuming. Each one is carved out of English limewood and then painted. According to Roberts: “Sometimes what you anticipate and what you actually create in the end are two very different things. I’ve made some of my best puppets ‘accidentally’, as it were.” Some of his ‘characters’ then appear in exhibitions; others are used for puppeteering workshops. “They have to be strong enough to withstand a great deal,” Roberts says, “as they are often thrown into boxes or dropped from a great height.”

§ 5. Anyone interested in puppetry can be trained to assist, and not just with the actual puppet making. Puppet theatre companies in the UK are usually small, but each one still needs writers, performers, musicians and even sound and lighting engineers. In China they can be huge, with literally hundreds involved, including a full orchestra!

§ 6. An important sideline for Roberts is designing figures for the film industry, as there is relatively little money to be made in puppet making for theatre. This is a complicated and expensive business — it can take a whole day to perfect something, like a smile on a puppet’s face, for example. Once captured on computer, however, it is there forever. Still for Roberts it’s traditional puppet shows that are his passion. “As the story is mainly communicated visually, it draws people in. The puppets come alive and immediately the audience are in a magical fantasy land. It’s just so different from any other kind of theatre.”

What do we learn about puppet theatre in the first paragraph?

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§ 1. Watching wooden dolls come to life may not be one of the most popular forms of entertainment today, but with over twenty years’ experience, talented artist Peter Robets has earned himself the title ‘master puppeteer’ due to his extraordinary ability to transform puppets into believable, almost living characters. “People are quite often surprised to hear what I do for a living and have little appreciation of puppetry as a form of entertainment. But while the exact origins of puppet theatre are unknown, it has still been popular in many cultures and may have been the very first kind of theatre,” he explains.

§ 2. As Roberts writes his own scripts and musical scores, his shows are highly original. “A puppet show can involve anything from clowning to storytelling,” he explains. Equally diverse are the audiences he performs for. “Some come to be entranced by the puppets themselves, while others enjoy the catchy tunes and witty dialogue.” Roberts believes that this form of entertainment crosses international boundaries and can be appreciated by people of all ages and cultures.

§ 3. Roberts’ fascination with puppets started when he received some beautiful glove puppets one Christmas. He started putting on shows with these for family and friends and then moved on to handmade Chinese string puppets. Learning mostly from books and personal experience, he continued with his ‘hobby’ while studying for a degree in architecture. “By the time I left university,” he explains, “I was already spending most of my free time carving puppets and putting on shows in the community, so I hardly noticed the transition from student to full-time professional puppeteer. I realised I had long since abandoned all thoughts of pursuing any other career!”

§ 4. The puppets are designed specifically for each show, which is extremely time-consuming. Each one is carved out of English limewood and then painted. According to Roberts: “Sometimes what you anticipate and what you actually create in the end are two very different things. I’ve made some of my best puppets ‘accidentally’, as it were.” Some of his ‘characters’ then appear in exhibitions; others are used for puppeteering workshops. “They have to be strong enough to withstand a great deal,” Roberts says, “as they are often thrown into boxes or dropped from a great height.”

§ 5. Anyone interested in puppetry can be trained to assist, and not just with the actual puppet making. Puppet theatre companies in the UK are usually small, but each one still needs writers, performers, musicians and even sound and lighting engineers. In China they can be huge, with literally hundreds involved, including a full orchestra!

§ 6. An important sideline for Roberts is designing figures for the film industry, as there is relatively little money to be made in puppet making for theatre. This is a complicated and expensive business — it can take a whole day to perfect something, like a smile on a puppet’s face, for example. Once captured on computer, however, it is there forever. Still for Roberts it’s traditional puppet shows that are his passion. “As the story is mainly communicated visually, it draws people in. The puppets come alive and immediately the audience are in a magical fantasy land. It’s just so different from any other kind of theatre.”

In the second paragraph, we learn that Roberts believes his shows

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§ 1. Watching wooden dolls come to life may not be one of the most popular forms of entertainment today, but with over twenty years’ experience, talented artist Peter Robets has earned himself the title ‘master puppeteer’ due to his extraordinary ability to transform puppets into believable, almost living characters. “People are quite often surprised to hear what I do for a living and have little appreciation of puppetry as a form of entertainment. But while the exact origins of puppet theatre are unknown, it has still been popular in many cultures and may have been the very first kind of theatre,” he explains.

§ 2. As Roberts writes his own scripts and musical scores, his shows are highly original. “A puppet show can involve anything from clowning to storytelling,” he explains. Equally diverse are the audiences he performs for. “Some come to be entranced by the puppets themselves, while others enjoy the catchy tunes and witty dialogue.” Roberts believes that this form of entertainment crosses international boundaries and can be appreciated by people of all ages and cultures.

§ 3. Roberts’ fascination with puppets started when he received some beautiful glove puppets one Christmas. He started putting on shows with these for family and friends and then moved on to handmade Chinese string puppets. Learning mostly from books and personal experience, he continued with his ‘hobby’ while studying for a degree in architecture. “By the time I left university,” he explains, “I was already spending most of my free time carving puppets and putting on shows in the community, so I hardly noticed the transition from student to full-time professional puppeteer. I realised I had long since abandoned all thoughts of pursuing any other career!”

§ 4. The puppets are designed specifically for each show, which is extremely time-consuming. Each one is carved out of English limewood and then painted. According to Roberts: “Sometimes what you anticipate and what you actually create in the end are two very different things. I’ve made some of my best puppets ‘accidentally’, as it were.” Some of his ‘characters’ then appear in exhibitions; others are used for puppeteering workshops. “They have to be strong enough to withstand a great deal,” Roberts says, “as they are often thrown into boxes or dropped from a great height.”

§ 5. Anyone interested in puppetry can be trained to assist, and not just with the actual puppet making. Puppet theatre companies in the UK are usually small, but each one still needs writers, performers, musicians and even sound and lighting engineers. In China they can be huge, with literally hundreds involved, including a full orchestra!

§ 6. An important sideline for Roberts is designing figures for the film industry, as there is relatively little money to be made in puppet making for theatre. This is a complicated and expensive business — it can take a whole day to perfect something, like a smile on a puppet’s face, for example. Once captured on computer, however, it is there forever. Still for Roberts it’s traditional puppet shows that are his passion. “As the story is mainly communicated visually, it draws people in. The puppets come alive and immediately the audience are in a magical fantasy land. It’s just so different from any other kind of theatre.”

The writer informs those who might be interested in puppetry that

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§ 1. Watching wooden dolls come to life may not be one of the most popular forms of entertainment today, but with over twenty years’ experience, talented artist Peter Robets has earned himself the title ‘master puppeteer’ due to his extraordinary ability to transform puppets into believable, almost living characters. “People are quite often surprised to hear what I do for a living and have little appreciation of puppetry as a form of entertainment. But while the exact origins of puppet theatre are unknown, it has still been popular in many cultures and may have been the very first kind of theatre,” he explains.

§ 2. As Roberts writes his own scripts and musical scores, his shows are highly original. “A puppet show can involve anything from clowning to storytelling,” he explains. Equally diverse are the audiences he performs for. “Some come to be entranced by the puppets themselves, while others enjoy the catchy tunes and witty dialogue.” Roberts believes that this form of entertainment crosses international boundaries and can be appreciated by people of all ages and cultures.

§ 3. Roberts’ fascination with puppets started when he received some beautiful glove puppets one Christmas. He started putting on shows with these for family and friends and then moved on to handmade Chinese string puppets. Learning mostly from books and personal experience, he continued with his ‘hobby’ while studying for a degree in architecture. “By the time I left university,” he explains, “I was already spending most of my free time carving puppets and putting on shows in the community, so I hardly noticed the transition from student to full-time professional puppeteer. I realised I had long since abandoned all thoughts of pursuing any other career!”

§ 4. The puppets are designed specifically for each show, which is extremely time-consuming. Each one is carved out of English limewood and then painted. According to Roberts: “Sometimes what you anticipate and what you actually create in the end are two very different things. I’ve made some of my best puppets ‘accidentally’, as it were.” Some of his ‘characters’ then appear in exhibitions; others are used for puppeteering workshops. “They have to be strong enough to withstand a great deal,” Roberts says, “as they are often thrown into boxes or dropped from a great height.”

§ 5. Anyone interested in puppetry can be trained to assist, and not just with the actual puppet making. Puppet theatre companies in the UK are usually small, but each one still needs writers, performers, musicians and even sound and lighting engineers. In China they can be huge, with literally hundreds involved, including a full orchestra!

§ 6. An important sideline for Roberts is designing figures for the film industry, as there is relatively little money to be made in puppet making for theatre. This is a complicated and expensive business — it can take a whole day to perfect something, like a smile on a puppet’s face, for example. Once captured on computer, however, it is there forever. Still for Roberts it’s traditional puppet shows that are his passion. “As the story is mainly communicated visually, it draws people in. The puppets come alive and immediately the audience are in a magical fantasy land. It’s just so different from any other kind of theatre.”

In paragraph six, Roberts says ‘it draws people in’ to explain how puppet shows 

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§ 1. Watching wooden dolls come to life may not be one of the most popular forms of entertainment today, but with over twenty years’ experience, talented artist Peter Robets has earned himself the title ‘master puppeteer’ due to his extraordinary ability to transform puppets into believable, almost living characters. “People are quite often surprised to hear what I do for a living and have little appreciation of puppetry as a form of entertainment. But while the exact origins of puppet theatre are unknown, it has still been popular in many cultures and may have been the very first kind of theatre,” he explains.

§ 2. As Roberts writes his own scripts and musical scores, his shows are highly original. “A puppet show can involve anything from clowning to storytelling,” he explains. Equally diverse are the audiences he performs for. “Some come to be entranced by the puppets themselves, while others enjoy the catchy tunes and witty dialogue.” Roberts believes that this form of entertainment crosses international boundaries and can be appreciated by people of all ages and cultures.

§ 3. Roberts’ fascination with puppets started when he received some beautiful glove puppets one Christmas. He started putting on shows with these for family and friends and then moved on to handmade Chinese string puppets. Learning mostly from books and personal experience, he continued with his ‘hobby’ while studying for a degree in architecture. “By the time I left university,” he explains, “I was already spending most of my free time carving puppets and putting on shows in the community, so I hardly noticed the transition from student to full-time professional puppeteer. I realised I had long since abandoned all thoughts of pursuing any other career!”

§ 4. The puppets are designed specifically for each show, which is extremely time-consuming. Each one is carved out of English limewood and then painted. According to Roberts: “Sometimes what you anticipate and what you actually create in the end are two very different things. I’ve made some of my best puppets ‘accidentally’, as it were.” Some of his ‘characters’ then appear in exhibitions; others are used for puppeteering workshops. “They have to be strong enough to withstand a great deal,” Roberts says, “as they are often thrown into boxes or dropped from a great height.”

§ 5. Anyone interested in puppetry can be trained to assist, and not just with the actual puppet making. Puppet theatre companies in the UK are usually small, but each one still needs writers, performers, musicians and even sound and lighting engineers. In China they can be huge, with literally hundreds involved, including a full orchestra!

§ 6. An important sideline for Roberts is designing figures for the film industry, as there is relatively little money to be made in puppet making for theatre. This is a complicated and expensive business — it can take a whole day to perfect something, like a smile on a puppet’s face, for example. Once captured on computer, however, it is there forever. Still for Roberts it’s traditional puppet shows that are his passion. “As the story is mainly communicated visually, it draws people in. The puppets come alive and immediately the audience are in a magical fantasy land. It’s just so different from any other kind of theatre.”

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§ 1. Watching wooden dolls come to life may not be one of the most popular forms of entertainment today, but with over twenty years’ experience, talented artist Peter Robets has earned himself the title ‘master puppeteer’ due to his extraordinary ability to transform puppets into believable, almost living characters. “People are quite often surprised to hear what I do for a living and have little appreciation of puppetry as a form of entertainment. But while the exact origins of puppet theatre are unknown, it has still been popular in many cultures and may have been the very first kind of theatre,” he explains.

§ 2. As Roberts writes his own scripts and musical scores, his shows are highly original. “A puppet show can involve anything from clowning to storytelling,” he explains. Equally diverse are the audiences he performs for. “Some come to be entranced by the puppets themselves, while others enjoy the catchy tunes and witty dialogue.” Roberts believes that this form of entertainment crosses international boundaries and can be appreciated by people of all ages and cultures.

§ 3. Roberts’ fascination with puppets started when he received some beautiful glove puppets one Christmas. He started putting on shows with these for family and friends and then moved on to handmade Chinese string puppets. Learning mostly from books and personal experience, he continued with his ‘hobby’ while studying for a degree in architecture. “By the time I left university,” he explains, “I was already spending most of my free time carving puppets and putting on shows in the community, so I hardly noticed the transition from student to full-time professional puppeteer. I realised I had long since abandoned all thoughts of pursuing any other career!”

§ 4. The puppets are designed specifically for each show, which is extremely time-consuming. Each one is carved out of English limewood and then painted. According to Roberts: “Sometimes what you anticipate and what you actually create in the end are two very different things. I’ve made some of my best puppets ‘accidentally’, as it were.” Some of his ‘characters’ then appear in exhibitions; others are used for puppeteering workshops. “They have to be strong enough to withstand a great deal,” Roberts says, “as they are often thrown into boxes or dropped from a great height.”

§ 5. Anyone interested in puppetry can be trained to assist, and not just with the actual puppet making. Puppet theatre companies in the UK are usually small, but each one still needs writers, performers, musicians and even sound and lighting engineers. In China they can be huge, with literally hundreds involved, including a full orchestra!

§ 6. An important sideline for Roberts is designing figures for the film industry, as there is relatively little money to be made in puppet making for theatre. This is a complicated and expensive business — it can take a whole day to perfect something, like a smile on a puppet’s face, for example. Once captured on computer, however, it is there forever. Still for Roberts it’s traditional puppet shows that are his passion. “As the story is mainly communicated visually, it draws people in. The puppets come alive and immediately the audience are in a magical fantasy land. It’s just so different from any other kind of theatre.”

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

Falling face first through a plate of glass, being thrown from a moving car, diving off a tall building and being beaten up — this could all be the material from people’s nightmares, but for me it’s all in a day’s work. Having trained as a professional dancer, I started out by choreographing dance routines in music videos and films. I was working on the set of a musical, overseeing a particularly complex dance sequence, when I was introduced to Dan Pullman, who was the senior stunt coordinator on the movie. We hit it off straight away. (A43) ____ We enjoyed each other’s company and gradually grew very close. Then we decided to get married.

At first I had absolutely no interest in stunt work, but just for fun Dan started showing me a few basic stunts, such as falling and landing safely. (A44) ____ Apparently, I was a natural. I didn’t find these stunts too difficult, because my dance background had equipped me with a certain amount of physical strength and flexibility. Compared to dancing around a studio, I found it exhilarating because there were more risks involved. It prompted me to rethink my own career.

So then Dan started training me seriously. I learnt the martial art of judo and how to fight, and to ride horses and motorbikes. I remember the pain that I suffered in this short space of time. (A45) ____ By the time I was hired for my first stunt job, I felt ready. I know that within the stunt community there was some talk that my connection with Dan had helped me to land jobs. Well, that may have been the case at first, but since then I believe I have proved myself on my own merit. I keep getting hired to do further jobs so I must be quite good at what I do.

I only entered the stunt industry four years ago and now I have built up a fairly impressive list of stunt work experience. I have worked in music videos, television and major motion pictures. (A46) ____ It isn’t easy to get regular work in this field, especially if you are a woman. There are many unemployed stunt performers out there. The longest I have gone without a project is a month, so I consider myself really lucky.

It’s great work if you can get it. You might get asked to do a stair fall or a car knock-down. (A47) ____ Last week I was strapped to a moving truck as it caught fire. The days tend to be long and, depending on what is being made, a job can last from a few hours to several months. Sometimes you get to travel. My last job — doubling for an actress in a horror film — involved spending three whole weeks is Mexico.

If I’m not working, I’m training. I take karate lessons and always find time to ride, as horse stunts are my speciality. I also make sure I rehearse driving stunts in deserted areas. Doing long falls is a common thing asked of stunt people but it is not something you can practise regularly. (A48) ____ That way I am prepared for anything that is asked of me.


1) I didn’t know then that he would inspire me to follow a different path in life.

2) I would go to bed every night covered in bruises, but I remained extremely focused.

3) I think even he was surprised by what I could do.

4) I like it when we work on a film together, because we can see each other every day.

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Falling face first through a plate of glass, being thrown from a moving car, diving off a tall building and being beaten up — this could all be the material from people’s nightmares, but for me it’s all in a day’s work. Having trained as a professional dancer, I started out by choreographing dance routines in music videos and films. I was working on the set of a musical, overseeing a particularly complex dance sequence, when I was introduced to Dan Pullman, who was the senior stunt coordinator on the movie. We hit it off straight away. (A43) ____ We enjoyed each other’s company and gradually grew very close. Then we decided to get married.

At first I had absolutely no interest in stunt work, but just for fun Dan started showing me a few basic stunts, such as falling and landing safely. (A44) ____ Apparently, I was a natural. I didn’t find these stunts too difficult, because my dance background had equipped me with a certain amount of physical strength and flexibility. Compared to dancing around a studio, I found it exhilarating because there were more risks involved. It prompted me to rethink my own career.

So then Dan started training me seriously. I learnt the martial art of judo and how to fight, and to ride horses and motorbikes. I remember the pain that I suffered in this short space of time. (A45) ____ By the time I was hired for my first stunt job, I felt ready. I know that within the stunt community there was some talk that my connection with Dan had helped me to land jobs. Well, that may have been the case at first, but since then I believe I have proved myself on my own merit. I keep getting hired to do further jobs so I must be quite good at what I do.

I only entered the stunt industry four years ago and now I have built up a fairly impressive list of stunt work experience. I have worked in music videos, television and major motion pictures. (A46) ____ It isn’t easy to get regular work in this field, especially if you are a woman. There are many unemployed stunt performers out there. The longest I have gone without a project is a month, so I consider myself really lucky.

It’s great work if you can get it. You might get asked to do a stair fall or a car knock-down. (A47) ____ Last week I was strapped to a moving truck as it caught fire. The days tend to be long and, depending on what is being made, a job can last from a few hours to several months. Sometimes you get to travel. My last job — doubling for an actress in a horror film — involved spending three whole weeks is Mexico.

If I’m not working, I’m training. I take karate lessons and always find time to ride, as horse stunts are my speciality. I also make sure I rehearse driving stunts in deserted areas. Doing long falls is a common thing asked of stunt people but it is not something you can practise regularly. (A48) ____ That way I am prepared for anything that is asked of me.


1) I didn’t know then that he would inspire me to follow a different path in life.

2) I would go to bed every night covered in bruises, but I remained extremely focused.

3) I think even he was surprised by what I could do.

4) I like it when we work on a film together, because we can see each other every day.

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Falling face first through a plate of glass, being thrown from a moving car, diving off a tall building and being beaten up — this could all be the material from people’s nightmares, but for me it’s all in a day’s work. Having trained as a professional dancer, I started out by choreographing dance routines in music videos and films. I was working on the set of a musical, overseeing a particularly complex dance sequence, when I was introduced to Dan Pullman, who was the senior stunt coordinator on the movie. We hit it off straight away. (A43) ____ We enjoyed each other’s company and gradually grew very close. Then we decided to get married.

At first I had absolutely no interest in stunt work, but just for fun Dan started showing me a few basic stunts, such as falling and landing safely. (A44) ____ Apparently, I was a natural. I didn’t find these stunts too difficult, because my dance background had equipped me with a certain amount of physical strength and flexibility. Compared to dancing around a studio, I found it exhilarating because there were more risks involved. It prompted me to rethink my own career.

So then Dan started training me seriously. I learnt the martial art of judo and how to fight, and to ride horses and motorbikes. I remember the pain that I suffered in this short space of time. (A45) ____ By the time I was hired for my first stunt job, I felt ready. I know that within the stunt community there was some talk that my connection with Dan had helped me to land jobs. Well, that may have been the case at first, but since then I believe I have proved myself on my own merit. I keep getting hired to do further jobs so I must be quite good at what I do.

I only entered the stunt industry four years ago and now I have built up a fairly impressive list of stunt work experience. I have worked in music videos, television and major motion pictures. (A46) ____ It isn’t easy to get regular work in this field, especially if you are a woman. There are many unemployed stunt performers out there. The longest I have gone without a project is a month, so I consider myself really lucky.

It’s great work if you can get it. You might get asked to do a stair fall or a car knock-down. (A47) ____ Last week I was strapped to a moving truck as it caught fire. The days tend to be long and, depending on what is being made, a job can last from a few hours to several months. Sometimes you get to travel. My last job — doubling for an actress in a horror film — involved spending three whole weeks is Mexico.

If I’m not working, I’m training. I take karate lessons and always find time to ride, as horse stunts are my speciality. I also make sure I rehearse driving stunts in deserted areas. Doing long falls is a common thing asked of stunt people but it is not something you can practise regularly. (A48) ____ That way I am prepared for anything that is asked of me.


1) I didn’t know then that he would inspire me to follow a different path in life.

2) I would go to bed every night covered in bruises, but I remained extremely focused.

3) I think even he was surprised by what I could do.

4) I like it when we work on a film together, because we can see each other every day.

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

Falling face first through a plate of glass, being thrown from a moving car, diving off a tall building and being beaten up — this could all be the material from people’s nightmares, but for me it’s all in a day’s work. Having trained as a professional dancer, I started out by choreographing dance routines in music videos and films. I was working on the set of a musical, overseeing a particularly complex dance sequence, when I was introduced to Dan Pullman, who was the senior stunt coordinator on the movie. We hit it off straight away. (A43) ____ We enjoyed each other’s company and gradually grew very close. Then we decided to get married.

At first I had absolutely no interest in stunt work, but just for fun Dan started showing me a few basic stunts, such as falling and landing safely. (A44) ____ Apparently, I was a natural. I didn’t find these stunts too difficult, because my dance background had equipped me with a certain amount of physical strength and flexibility. Compared to dancing around a studio, I found it exhilarating because there were more risks involved. It prompted me to rethink my own career.

So then Dan started training me seriously. I learnt the martial art of judo and how to fight, and to ride horses and motorbikes. I remember the pain that I suffered in this short space of time. (A45) ____ By the time I was hired for my first stunt job, I felt ready. I know that within the stunt community there was some talk that my connection with Dan had helped me to land jobs. Well, that may have been the case at first, but since then I believe I have proved myself on my own merit. I keep getting hired to do further jobs so I must be quite good at what I do.

I only entered the stunt industry four years ago and now I have built up a fairly impressive list of stunt work experience. I have worked in music videos, television and major motion pictures. (A46) ____ It isn’t easy to get regular work in this field, especially if you are a woman. There are many unemployed stunt performers out there. The longest I have gone without a project is a month, so I consider myself really lucky.

It’s great work if you can get it. You might get asked to do a stair fall or a car knock-down. (A47) ____ Last week I was strapped to a moving truck as it caught fire. The days tend to be long and, depending on what is being made, a job can last from a few hours to several months. Sometimes you get to travel. My last job — doubling for an actress in a horror film — involved spending three whole weeks is Mexico.

If I’m not working, I’m training. I take karate lessons and always find time to ride, as horse stunts are my speciality. I also make sure I rehearse driving stunts in deserted areas. Doing long falls is a common thing asked of stunt people but it is not something you can practise regularly. (A48) ____ That way I am prepared for anything that is asked of me.


1) I just need to keep my body lean and in peak physical condition.

2) You never know what to expect, and no two stunt jobs will ever be exactly the same.

3) Stunt schools often last around a month and can be quite costly.

4) People in the industry say that such success so early in your career is very unusual.

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Falling face first through a plate of glass, being thrown from a moving car, diving off a tall building and being beaten up — this could all be the material from people’s nightmares, but for me it’s all in a day’s work. Having trained as a professional dancer, I started out by choreographing dance routines in music videos and films. I was working on the set of a musical, overseeing a particularly complex dance sequence, when I was introduced to Dan Pullman, who was the senior stunt coordinator on the movie. We hit it off straight away. (A43) ____ We enjoyed each other’s company and gradually grew very close. Then we decided to get married.

At first I had absolutely no interest in stunt work, but just for fun Dan started showing me a few basic stunts, such as falling and landing safely. (A44) ____ Apparently, I was a natural. I didn’t find these stunts too difficult, because my dance background had equipped me with a certain amount of physical strength and flexibility. Compared to dancing around a studio, I found it exhilarating because there were more risks involved. It prompted me to rethink my own career.

So then Dan started training me seriously. I learnt the martial art of judo and how to fight, and to ride horses and motorbikes. I remember the pain that I suffered in this short space of time. (A45) ____ By the time I was hired for my first stunt job, I felt ready. I know that within the stunt community there was some talk that my connection with Dan had helped me to land jobs. Well, that may have been the case at first, but since then I believe I have proved myself on my own merit. I keep getting hired to do further jobs so I must be quite good at what I do.

I only entered the stunt industry four years ago and now I have built up a fairly impressive list of stunt work experience. I have worked in music videos, television and major motion pictures. (A46) ____ It isn’t easy to get regular work in this field, especially if you are a woman. There are many unemployed stunt performers out there. The longest I have gone without a project is a month, so I consider myself really lucky.

It’s great work if you can get it. You might get asked to do a stair fall or a car knock-down. (A47) ____ Last week I was strapped to a moving truck as it caught fire. The days tend to be long and, depending on what is being made, a job can last from a few hours to several months. Sometimes you get to travel. My last job — doubling for an actress in a horror film — involved spending three whole weeks is Mexico.

If I’m not working, I’m training. I take karate lessons and always find time to ride, as horse stunts are my speciality. I also make sure I rehearse driving stunts in deserted areas. Doing long falls is a common thing asked of stunt people but it is not something you can practise regularly. (A48) ____ That way I am prepared for anything that is asked of me.


1) I just need to keep my body lean and in peak physical condition.

2) You never know what to expect, and no two stunt jobs will ever be exactly the same.

3) Stunt schools often last around a month and can be quite costly.

4) People in the industry say that such success so early in your career is very unusual.

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Falling face first through a plate of glass, being thrown from a moving car, diving off a tall building and being beaten up — this could all be the material from people’s nightmares, but for me it’s all in a day’s work. Having trained as a professional dancer, I started out by choreographing dance routines in music videos and films. I was working on the set of a musical, overseeing a particularly complex dance sequence, when I was introduced to Dan Pullman, who was the senior stunt coordinator on the movie. We hit it off straight away. (A43) ____ We enjoyed each other’s company and gradually grew very close. Then we decided to get married.

At first I had absolutely no interest in stunt work, but just for fun Dan started showing me a few basic stunts, such as falling and landing safely. (A44) ____ Apparently, I was a natural. I didn’t find these stunts too difficult, because my dance background had equipped me with a certain amount of physical strength and flexibility. Compared to dancing around a studio, I found it exhilarating because there were more risks involved. It prompted me to rethink my own career.

So then Dan started training me seriously. I learnt the martial art of judo and how to fight, and to ride horses and motorbikes. I remember the pain that I suffered in this short space of time. (A45) ____ By the time I was hired for my first stunt job, I felt ready. I know that within the stunt community there was some talk that my connection with Dan had helped me to land jobs. Well, that may have been the case at first, but since then I believe I have proved myself on my own merit. I keep getting hired to do further jobs so I must be quite good at what I do.

I only entered the stunt industry four years ago and now I have built up a fairly impressive list of stunt work experience. I have worked in music videos, television and major motion pictures. (A46) ____ It isn’t easy to get regular work in this field, especially if you are a woman. There are many unemployed stunt performers out there. The longest I have gone without a project is a month, so I consider myself really lucky.

It’s great work if you can get it. You might get asked to do a stair fall or a car knock-down. (A47) ____ Last week I was strapped to a moving truck as it caught fire. The days tend to be long and, depending on what is being made, a job can last from a few hours to several months. Sometimes you get to travel. My last job — doubling for an actress in a horror film — involved spending three whole weeks is Mexico.

If I’m not working, I’m training. I take karate lessons and always find time to ride, as horse stunts are my speciality. I also make sure I rehearse driving stunts in deserted areas. Doing long falls is a common thing asked of stunt people but it is not something you can practise regularly. (A48) ____ That way I am prepared for anything that is asked of me.


1) I just need to keep my body lean and in peak physical condition.

2) You never know what to expect, and no two stunt jobs will ever be exactly the same.

3) Stunt schools often last around a month and can be quite costly.

4) People in the industry say that such success so early in your career is very unusual.

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LAUGH, CREATE, FASHION, ENTHUSIASM

Nowadays, you are more likely to hear (B1) … than serious comment when stamp-collecting is mentioned because it’s no longer (B2) … . But lots of people are (B3) … about collecting things and find it a (B4) … way to spend their time.

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LAUGH, CREATE, FASHION, ENTHUSIASM

Nowadays, you are more likely to hear (B1) … than serious comment when stamp-collecting is mentioned because it’s no longer (B2) … . But lots of people are (B3) … about collecting things and find it a (B4) … way to spend their time.

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LAUGH, CREATE, FASHION, ENTHUSIASM

Nowadays, you are more likely to hear (B1) … than serious comment when stamp-collecting is mentioned because it’s no longer (B2) … . But lots of people are (B3) … about collecting things and find it a (B4) … way to spend their time.

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LAUGH, CREATE, FASHION, ENTHUSIASM

Nowadays, you are more likely to hear (B1) … than serious comment when stamp-collecting is mentioned because it’s no longer (B2) … . But lots of people are (B3) … about collecting things and find it a (B4) … way to spend their time.

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When going on holiday, it is always a good idea to take (B5) … travel insurance. This is just in (B6) … something goes (B7) … along the way. You could lose your luggage, you could (B8) … robbed, or even become ill and need expensive medical treatment.

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When going on holiday, it is always a good idea to take (B5) … travel insurance. This is just in (B6) … something goes (B7) … along the way. You could lose your luggage, you could (B8) … robbed, or even become ill and need expensive medical treatment.

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When going on holiday, it is always a good idea to take (B5) … travel insurance. This is just in (B6) … something goes (B7) … along the way. You could lose your luggage, you could (B8) … robbed, or even become ill and need expensive medical treatment.

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When going on holiday, it is always a good idea to take (B5) … travel insurance. This is just in (B6) … something goes (B7) … along the way. You could lose your luggage, you could (B8) … robbed, or even become ill and need expensive medical treatment.

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The arrival of satellite TV has brought up a whole new world of viewing into our living rooms — if we can afford to pay for it, that this is. Major sporting events can now be seen live.

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Besides of this, a wider variety of sports is now available. The viewer can choose anything from dog-racing up to sumo wrestling. Certain channels show 20 films every day.

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Helen’s hair used to be longer than anyone (еще).

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That was your brother, (не так ли)?