A trip of her life огэ ответы the story happened in new york

1 вы проводите информационный поиск в ходе выполнения проектной работы. определите, в каком из текстов a f содержатся ответы

1) Вы проводите информационный поиск в ходе выполнения проектной работы. Определите, в каком из текстов A — F содержатся ответы на интересующие Вас вопросы 1 — 7. Один из вопросов останется без ответа.

1. Why is the musical about Shrek successful?
2. What makes Shrek different from traditional fairytale characters?
3. The voices of which celebrities can we hear in the cartoons about Shrek?
4. What famous films do the cartoons about Shrek remind us of?
5. Why do children like the cartoons about Shrek?
6. Why can Shrek’s story be interesting to computer gamers?
7. What person does Shrek look like?

A. Somewhere in a far-away magical kingdom, there lived a beautiful princess, a prince and animals who could talk like humans. This is a typical plot for many fairy tales. In 1990, a short story for children about Shrek, a big green troll, appeared. Unlike previous heroes he looked ugly and scary but had a big, kind heart. In 2001, DreamWorks studio made the first animated Shrek cartoon.

B. All the characters of the cartoons about Shrek are easy to remember and have a good sense of humour. The cartoons are full of episodes about friendship, good and evil, love and family values. The cartoons present an amusing mixture of traditional fairy tales and real-life events familiar to everyone. All that made the story of the troll very popular, especially with children.

C. Maurice Tillet was a famous professional French boxer and wrestler of the 20th century. Unfortunately, at the age of twenty he got a rare disease which changed his body and appearance. It made him look like a huge troll. Few people know that Shrek’s appearance copies that of Maurice Tillet. However,in contrast to the cartoon character, Maurice Tillet was highly intelligent – he spoke fourteen languages and was good at writing prose.

D. Several scenes in cartoons about Shrek are based on scenes from famous movies. For example, the ‘Welcome to Duloc’ song sounds like the popular Disney tune ‘It’s a Small World’. During the fight between Fiona and Robin Hood’s men, the camera moves as in ‘The Matrix’. There are hints of the ‘The Lord of the Rings’ and ‘Mission Impossible’.

E. The famous story was also made into a Broadway show, ‘Shrek the Musical’. Technically, the musical show is not the same as the film but it has its advantages. Children and adults enjoy seeing celebrities in the roles of Shrek and Princess Fiona. The success of the musical is also based on a nice combination of new and old popular songs.

F. The stories about the green troll and his friends are for all ages. Teenagers and grown-ups may enjoy modern computer games about Shrek. Computer stories have attractive design and dynamic plots, so gamers and fans will not be bored. Though the images of Shrek and Fiona are a bit different from the film, they are easily recognizable.

2) Прочитайте текст и запишите в поле ответа цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа.

Показать текст. ⇓

Max was late to pick up his client.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

3) Прочитайте текст и запишите в поле ответа цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа.

Показать текст. ⇓

The old lady was a former actress.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

4) Прочитайте текст и запишите в поле ответа цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа.

Показать текст. ⇓

The old lady was grateful to Max for his help.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

5) Прочитайте текст и запишите в поле ответа цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа.

Показать текст. ⇓

The lady chose the shortest way to the hospital.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

6) Прочитайте текст и запишите в поле ответа цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа.

Показать текст. ⇓

Max drove the old lady to the places which were very special to her.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

7) Прочитайте текст и запишите в поле ответа цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа.

Показать текст. ⇓

The hospital was in the countryside.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

8) Прочитайте текст и запишите в поле ответа цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа.

Показать текст. ⇓

Max refused to take money for the trip from the old lady.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

max was late to pick up his client.
2) false
(he arrived at the place exactly on time)

the old lady was a former actress from the forties.
2) false
(a small lady of about ninety)

the old lady had two pieces of luggage.
2) false
(help her with the heavy suitcase ( только один ))

the old lady was grateful to max for his help.
1) true
(“oh, you are such a good boy!” she said)

the lady chose the shortest way to the hospital.
3) not stated
(she did not mind the distance and the time)

max drove the old lady to the places which were very special to her.
1) true
(went to the district she had lived in with her husband after their marriage)

the hospital was in the countryside.
3) not stated
( they were driving through the city)

max refused to take money for the trip from the old lady.
1) true
(“how much do i owe you?” she said looking at max. “nothing”, he answered.)



Прочитайте тексты и установите соответствие между текстами и их заголовками: к каждому тексту, обозначенному буквами А–G, подберите соответствующий заголовок, обозначенный цифрами 1–8. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании есть один лишний заголовок.

1. Safe solutions are still needed

2. International efforts to stop pollution

3. Science for nature protection

4. Set to protect nature

5. Air pollution in the chain of global destruction

6. We are all elements of global ecosystem

7. Melting Ice

8. Hope for the future

A. People have lived on our planet for many years. We may live on different continents and in different countries but we all depend on our planet, on the sun, on animals and plants around us. We must take care of Earth but not destruct wildlife. Many species of animals and birds are disappearing nowadays. We cut down trees to make furniture but we forget that people can’t live without trees and plants. Every little creature or thing on Earth plays its own part and makes our home unique.

B. One of the biggest eco problems is pollution. The main reason of pollution is rubbish. Most of our rubbish goes to big holes in the ground, called dumps. But dumps are very dangerous for our life, because they are full of rats, which can carry infections away from dumps. Another way to get rid of rubbish is to burn it. But the fires make poisons, which go into the air and pollute it. This is the proper scientists should get interested in. Such researchers are worth spending money on.

C. The Royal Society for the prevention of cruelty to animals (the RSPCA) tries to protect animals from bad use. It operates big nation campaigns aimed at lost pets and circus animals. The World Wildlife Fund (The WWF) rescued several species of animals, mammals as well as birds. These organizations also helped to create more than 250 National parks. Greenpeace began its work 20 years ago from saving whales. And now Greenpeace is a world-famous organization, which saves plants, animals and people.

D. Every year world industry pollutes the atmosphere with about 1000 million tons of dust and harmful substances. Many cities suffer from smog. Vast forests are cut down and bum in fire. Their disappearance upsets the oxygen balance. As a result some rare species of animals, birds, fish and plants disappear forever, a number of lakes and rivers dry up. The pollution of air and the world destruction of the ozone layer is the result of man’s careless interaction with nature, a sign of ecological crises.

E. Numerous conferences have been held to discuss questions of ecologically poor regions including the Aral Sea, the South Urals, Kuzbass, Donbass, Semipalatsinsk and Chernobyl. An international environmental research center has been set up on Lake Baikal. Scientists are also doing much to preserve the environment. But these are only the initial steps that must be carried forward to protect not only for the sake of the present but for the future generations.

F. Most scientists around the world agree that the Earth is getting warmer. They believe that some places are already 2 °C hotter than they were 50 years ago, and that temperatures will go up another 5 °C in 11 next hundred years. This means that the ice at the North and South pole will melt, the oceans will expand and the sea will rise by as much as one metre.

G. In many ways we are luckier than the Easter Islanders, we know about the problems and dangers and what we should do. Let us hope that we do not make the same mistakes and learn to look after the environment.

Прочитайте текст. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений 10–17 соответствуют содержанию текста (1 – True), какие не соответствуют (2 – False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 – Not stated). В поле ответа запишите одну цифру, которая соответствует номеру правильного ответа.

I met Richards ten or more years ago when I first went down to Cuba. He was a short, sharpfaced, agreeable chap, then about 22. He introduced himself to me on the boat and I was surprised to find that Panamerica Steel was sending us both to the same job.

Richards was from some not very good state university engineering school. Being the same age myself and just out of technical college I saw at once that his knowledge of engineering was rather poor. I couldn’t imagine how he had managed to get this job.

Richards was naturally likable, and I liked him a lot. The firm had a contract for the construction of a private railroad. For Richards and me it was mostly an easy job of inspections and routine paper work. At least it was easy for me. It was harder for Richards. When he asked me to check his figures I found his calculations awful. So when I had time I checked his figures for him, and the inspector only caught him in a bad mistake about twice.

In January several directors of the United Sugar Company came down to us on business, but mostly pleasure; a good excuse to get south on a vacation. Richards and I were to accompany them around the place. One of the directors, Mr Prosset was asking a number of questions. I knew the job well enough to answer every sensible question — the sort of question that a trained engineer would be likely to ask. But Mr Prosset was not an engineer and some of his questions put me at a loss. For the third time I was obliged to say, ’I am afraid I don’t know, sir. We haven’t any calculations on that’. Then suddenly Richards spoke up.

’I think, about nine million cubic feet, sir’, he said, ‘I just happened to be working this out last night. Just for my own interest’.

‘Oh,’ said Mr Prosset, turning in his seat and giving him a sharp look. ‘That’s very interesting, Mr… er… Richards, isn’t it? Well now, maybe you could tell me about…’ Richards could. Richards knew everything. All the way up Mr Prosset fired questions at him and he fired answers right back. When we reached the head of the rail, a motor was waiting for Mr Prosset. He nodded to me absentmindedly, shook hands with Richards.

As soon as the car moved off, I exploded. ‘A little honest bluff doesn’t hurt; but some of your figures…!’ ‘Listen, my son,’ said Richards kindly, ‘He wasn’t asking for any information he was going to use. He doesn’t want to know these figures. He won’t remember them. I don’t even remember them myself. What he is going to remember is you and me. Yes, believe me, he is going to remember that Panamerica Steel has a bright, young man named Richards who could tell him everything he wanted — just the sort of chap he can use; not like that other fellow who took no interest in his work, couldn’t answer the simplest question and who is going to be doing smalltime contracting all his life.’

It is true. I am still working for the company, still doing a little work for the construction line. And Richards? I happened to read in a newspaper a few weeks ago that Richards had been made vicepresident and director of Panamerica Steel when the Prosset Group bought the old firm.



Richards knowledge in engineering left much to be desired.






The author was surprised that Richards had got this job.






The author refused to check the calculations made by Richards.






The inspector reduced Richards’ salary when caught him in a bad mistake.






Mr Prosset was asking a lot of questions which the author could not answer.






Richards knew everything because he had worked out the questions by his own.






The author couldn’t answer Mr Prosset’s questions because he took no interest in his work.






Richards was made vicepresident and director of Panamerica Steel in a couple of years after the described episode.




A trip of her life огэ ответы the story happened in new york    
Прочитайте текст с пропусками, обозначенными номерами. Эти номера соответствуют заданиям А21-А28, в которых представлены возможные варианты ответов. Обведите номер выбранного вами варианта ответа. TEST  14 ( part 3)

Tonya didn’t know whether to laugh or cry. She certainly knew she’d never been in a situation like this before, and hoped she never would again. She also knew that the worst

A21response would be to panic. She had to stay calm. She sat on a bench to think things through. ‘I’m in a foreign country,’ she said to herself. ‘All my money, my mobile phone and my passport were in my bag. My bag’s been A22stolen. Or maybe I just left it somewhere — I don’t know. Should I go to the police or the embassy?’

She decided to go to the police first. Maybe, just maybe, someone had A23 handed in her bag or the thief had been caught. But how would she find the nearest police station? She’d have to ask someone.

The man in the newsagent’s was helpful and polite, which put a slight smile back on Tonya’s face, and she soon found herself talking to a police officer in Marylebone Police Station. ‘Thank goodness my English isn’t bad. At A24 least I can communicate easily,’ she thought. ‘It would be a lot worse if I couldn’t understand what he was asking me.’

The officer took down her A25details and went to see if her bag was in the lost property room. ‘Oh, please let it be there,’ thought Tonya. ‘What am I going to do if it’s not?’

When the officer returned, she saw from the expression on his face that her worst fears had been

realised. Now she really was in A26trouble. She wiped away the tears that were starting to run down her cheeks.

‘Please don’t get upset,’ he said kindly. ‘Every problem’s got a solution. I’m not quite sure what yours is in this A27case, but I’m sure there is one. You did the right thing coming to us anyway.’

Three hours later, Tonya was sitting in a small room in the embassy. From what she’d been told by the embassy staff, if the bag didn’t turn up by tonight, they’d have no choice but to put her on a plane back home. ‘What a complete A28disaster,’ she thought. ‘But I suppose it is a trip I’ll never forget.’


1) result


2) reply

ответ, отклик

3) response

ответ, ответная реакция

4) report

отчет, доклад


1) robbed


2) stolen


3) burgled

незаконно взломана и украдена

4) mugged

ограблена (на улице)


1) delivered

Deliver in — нет такого сочетания

2) passed

Pass inПосылать, передавать (как правило документы)

3) found

Find in — нет такого сочетания

4) handed

Hand in Вручить, сдать


1) least

At leastпо крайней мере

2) most

At most самое большое, не больше чем

3) last

At lastнаконец

4) first

At first — cначала, вначале


1) facts


2) details


3) truth


4) reality



1) problem

2) trouble

To be in troubleбыть в беде, иметь проблемы; устоявшееся выражение

3) mess

4) crisis


1) state

In this stateв этом положении, состоянии

2) order

In this orderв этом порядке

3) condition

In this conditionв этом состоянии

4) case

In this caseв этом случае


1) disaster


2) destruction

разрушение, уничтожение

3) damage

вред, повреждение

4) ruin

разорение, крах

Здесь находится второй пробный тест ОГЭ по английскому языку. Напоминаем, что ОГЭ (основной государственный экзамен) – экзамен, который сдается выпускниками 9-х классов школ, лицеев, гимназий. Вы можете попробовать свои силы, выполнив задания, данные ниже.



Вы услышите четыре коротких диалога (А, В, С, D). Определите, где происходит каждый из этих диалогов. Используйте каждое место действия из списка 1-5 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее место действия.

Play Аудирование, задание 1

1. In a cafe
2. In the classroom
3. At the airport
4. In the theatre
5. In a shop


A – 3
B – 5
C – 2
D – 4

Dialogue A
A: Hi! Here you are at last! How was the flight?
B: Fine, thanks!
A: And where are your bags? Haven’t you collected them at the baggage reclaim yet?
B: This shoulder bag is everything I’ve got. I never drag heavy suitcases with me.
A: Very smart. Shall we go then? My car is at the parking lot.

Dialogue В
A: Excuse me, have you got this bag in beige or brown?
B: Let me see. No, unfortunately not. We have this model in white, olive and red. Have a look at the white one. It looks very elegant.
A: Yes, it does. But I need something more casual and practical. I need it for university and everything.
B: What do you say to this model then? It wears very well, you can put a lot inside and it looks trendy at that.

Dialogue С
A: Hey, can you see what’s written on the board next to the word “Ted”?
B: Hughes. H-u-g-h-e-s. Ted Hughes was an influential poet of the 20th century.
A: Is he? Never heard of him.
B: You would have if you hadn’t missed so many classes of English Literature. Where are your glasses by the way?
A: I think I’ve forgotten them. Oh, no! Here they are in my bag. Now everything is fine and I can see everything very well. Are we going to write an essay about that Tom?! Oh, no!

Dialogue D
A: What’s this noise about? You’re not letting anyone watch the play.
B: Sorry, but I need to text a friend. Its really urgent.
A: Don’t you know that mobiles have to be off during the performance?
В: I do. Why are you fussing about it so much? After all, it was you who talked me into coming here. And I really think that the play is boring. By the way, is it a drama or a comedy?
A: Shhhh! And put the mobile back in your bag!


Вы услышите пять высказываний (A, B, C, D, E). Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего и утверждениями, данными в списке 1-6. Используйте каждое утверждение из списка 1-6 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение.

Play Аудирование, задание 2

1. The speaker describes the advantages of public transport.
2. The speaker believes that people should use personal cars less.
3. The speaker explains why a personal car is a necessity for him / her.
4. The speaker believes there should be only one personal car per family.
5. The speaker explains why he / she does very well without a personal car.
6. The speaker says that cars have made him / her change his / her lifestyle


A – 2
B – 6
C – 3
D – 5
E – 1

Speaker A
Environmental problems are important today. People in big cities suffer from pollution but it’s partially their own fault as their cars produce huge amounts of carbon dioxide which is the main cause of pollution. The number of personal cars is rising and when they get stuck in traffic Jams, the amount of gases increases several times. People will experience problems until they learn to care more about the environment than their own comfort.

Speaker В
I’ve lived all my life in the city centre and I’ve always enjoyed the city lifestyle. However, now I’m considering moving to the countryside. It’s a difficult decision but my son has started to fall ill too often. The doctors say that the polluted environment is the main reason. We live in one of the busiest streets. The traffic is very heavy there and there are often huge traffic jams. The doctors strongly recommend that we move to a healthier place.

Speaker С
I live in the suburbs. We moved there several years ago as the houses are much cheaper there than in the city centre. However I don’t want to change my job so I have to commute to the centre five days a week. A personal car is a must for me. Fortunately, my children’s school is on the way to the office and I drive them there every morning. When the classes are over, my wife drives them home — she can’t do without her car either.

Speaker D
I live in the city centre, in a historical house. I like the place very much and would never move anywhere else. Neither me nor my neighbours drive personal cars — there’s no need as living in the centre is very convenient: it takes me only fifteen minutes by bus to get to work. There are good shops and supermarkets nearby. And when I go out in the evening, I don’t have to bother about where to park my car. Life is easier on foot.

Speaker E
I believe that city dwellers should use personal cars less if they want the environment to be healthy. I never use my car if I can get to the place by bus or train. Trains and buses come and go according to the schedule and I’m never late to work or appointments. Also, buses go along special routes and escape traffic jams. I also enjoy reading on a bus or looking through the window — it’s relaxing.


Вы услышите беседу школьного доктора и пациентки. В заданиях 1-6 обведите цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному Вами варианту ответа.

Play Аудирование, задание 3

1. Jennifer first started to feel the symptoms of her illness

1) before leaving for school.
2) in her morning class.
3) after her PE class.

2. The doctor says that Jennifer’s blood pressure

1) too low.
2) normal.
3) too high.

3. Jennifer did without breakfast because

1) she was going to be late for school.
2) she was feeling unwell.
3) she never eats breakfast.

4. Jennifer’s diet is

1) healthy.
2) low-calorie.
3) protein rich.

5. The doctor insists that they should test Jennifer’s

1) heart.
2) stomach.
3) kidney.

6. The doctor suggests that

1) Jennifer makes an appointment herself.
2) he makes an appointment for Jennifer.
3) Jennifer calls him the next day.


1 – 1
2 – 1
3 – 3
4 – 2
5 – 2
6 – 2

Doctor: Well…, you’re Jennifer Black, aren’t you? The sixth form?

Jennifer: Yes, Doctor, it’s me.

Doctor: Your teacher said you suddenly fell ill in the PE lesson. What exactly happened?

Jennifer: To tell the truth, I’ve been feeling unwell all morning. When I tried to get up I felt very weak and stayed in bed for an extra fifteen minutes to cope with the weakness and the pain in my stomach. I was nearly late for the first class because of that.

Doctor: OK, but during the PE class… did you do any tiring exercises? Too much running or any difficult exercises?

Jennifer: No, not really! We did some aerobics and played volleyball. I felt sick during the game and nearly fainted. .

Doctor: OK, let me take your blood pressure. …Well, it could be higher… You are feeling weak because of a drop in your blood pressure. Don’t worry — it can be easily raised with a cup of strong sweet tea. What did you have for breakfast, Jenny?

Jennifer: I didn’t have any breakfast actually.

Doctor: Was it because you were going to be late for school? Did you skip breakfast as you didn’t have time for it?

Jennifer: No, it’s not that. I don’t normally eat breakfast because I want to lose weight. I want to be slimmer.

Doctor: Yes, I see. Can you describe in detail what you usually eat during the day? How many meals do you have? Lunch? Dinner? Supper?

Jennifer: One. At about 4 o’clock… I don’t know what to call it. I have a glass of juice and some salad, and a yogurt. Sometimes I skip the yogurt.

Doctor: Look here, Jenny, can’t you understand that you are ruining your body? This dieting will end up in an eating disorder, which will cause serious stomachaches, which you mentioned you’ve already been having, heart problems, kidney problems… You may become an easy target for any infection or disease. For now, I strongly recommend the medical examination called endoscopy. You’ll swallow a small flexible camera, so we will be able to see your stomach from inside.

Jennifer: No-o-o…

Doctor: We’ll have to, unfortunately. I’ll call the hospital and make an appointment for you. And I’ll let you know about the exact date and time tomorrow, OK?

Jennifer: OK. Will you call me?

Doctor: It would be better if you drop in. I want to check your blood pressure just to be sure. And now we are going to design your new diet. You must follow it.



Прочитайте тексты и установите соответствие между текстами A-G и заголовками 1-8. Запишите свои ответы в таблицу. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании есть один лишний заголовок.

1. How flash mobs are prepared
2. What the performers did
3. Who can join the movement
4. Where the action took place and who took part in it
5. Why flash mob events are arranged
6. What peoples attitude is
7. What a flash mob is
8. What the word means

A) It was a nice spring day. The city center looked busy: cars sped by and people hurried across the square in front of an impressive bank building. There were business people, couriers, tourists and lots of clerks. There were probably too many clerks. And they kept coming from the adjoining streets and side streets. They were young and seemed strikingly similar — all of them were wearing black trousers and white shirts with a little daisy pinned to their black ties.

B) All of a sudden the people in office uniform stood still, facing the bank. They paid no attention to other passersby bumping into them. Something weird was going on but nobody could say what exactly was wrong. And… the clerks started to dance. They danced to the music nobody could hear — that looked odd but captivating. The strange performance lasted for only a minute, after which all the black-and-white clerks rearranged their ties and instantly dispersed. The square was spotted with daisies.

C) The new phenomenon when lots of people get together in a public place and perform some action is called a flash mob. The participants may dance or perform mock fighting or put up similar umbrellas on a bright cloudless day and pretend they are hiding from the rain or something else. The performance is very brief — it lasts only one or two minutes. Then the flash mobbers disperse, as if nothing has been happening, leaving the passersby surprised and puzzled.

D) To surprise and puzzle is probable the main aim of the flash mobbers. It’s difficult to find another motivation for their actions which often seem pointless and strange. Unlike demonstrators or protestors, flash mobbers do not demand anything. They don’t get violent and they don’t normally have any problems with the police, though the latter don’t approve of flash mobbers as, in their opinion, crowds are potentially dangerous whatever their intentions are.

E) Like the phenomenon itself the word flash mob is very young but it has already been included in all contemporary dictionaries. It is formed with two words: flash, which means a bright light that shines for a short time and then stops shining, and mob — a crowd of people. The two words joined together connote the brisk and striking character of the action performed by those who at first looked like a simple crowd of people.

F) It’s difficult, however, to call them a simple crowd — flash mobbers are well-organized. The information about the coming flash mob spreads via the internet and mobiles — modern technology like blogs and social nets makes instant information exchange very easy. The place and the time of the coming flash mob event are usually kept secret till the very last moment. The participants are informed by text messages where they should head to and it’s amazing how quickly they get together.

G) Most people who have witnessed a flash mob say that they felt surprised and puzzled, but when the brief event was over, they started feeling more cheerful and relaxed than before the action. One of probable reasons is that people always welcome some unexpected event that makes their life less monotonous and ordinary. It’s important that flash mobbers sustain their positive image and never allow any violent behaviour to spoil it.


A – 4
B – 2
C – 7
D – 5
E – 8
F – 1
G – 6


Прочитайте текст. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений 1-8 соответствуют содержанию текста (True), какие не соответствуют (False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (Not stated).

My names Marta and I am from Poland. I’m an accountant by profession and I worked for a large chemical plant for more than fifteen years. The job seemed to be stable and I was quite happy with my salary there. It wasn’t a lot but it was enough- for a comfortable life. However, when the economic crisis broke, the plant went bankrupt and hundreds of employees, myself included, found themselves unemployed.
It was shocking news for me as we had two children to support. My husbands business was affected by the crisis too, so we needed to come up with something very urgently. I had lots of free time but it didn’t make me happy at all. I sent CVs to different companies but no answers came — who needs an accountant when the economy is in ruins and the financial sector is a complete disaster?
To escape the stressful situation I turned to my old hobby — photography. I was pretty good at it when I was at university, but I’d completely given up after graduation. At the difficult time of the crisis, taking photos became my relaxation therapy — my camera helped me notice things most people don’t see and don’t pay attention to. I took close-ups of the grass growing through the sand, the old cracked wooden bench covered with vine leaves or a stray dog sleeping on the pavement. Life around me was amazing — there was no reason for depression!
I wanted to share my new vision of life with other people and arranged a little photo exhibition for our community and friends. People came, looked at the pictures and left in a peaceful and relaxed mood. Sometimes they wanted to buy some of the photos to brighten up their home or office. I gave the photos away for free as I didn’t want to charge my friends and neighbours. Their interest, however, gave me the idea of how my hobby could help me earn money.
I enrolled on a Photo Art Course, completed it and prepared a business plan for my own photo studio. Last week my plan was approved by the local business committee and I received an interest-free loan to buy all the necessary equipment for my business — I’ve already bought a new camera and rented a studio. It’s all very exciting as its going to be a new page in my life. I really hope it’s a happy one.

1. Marta has a lot of experience as an accountant.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

2. Marta lost her job because of the economic crisis.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

3. Marta’s husband works in the financial sector.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

4. Marta tried to continue her career of an accountant.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

5. Marta is a complete beginner in photography.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

6. Marta’s photos of people are less successful than landscapes.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

7. Marta arranged her first exhibition to earn money.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated

8. Marta is going to become a professional photographer.
1) True
2) False
3) Not stated


1 – True
2 – True
3 – Not stated
4 – True
5 – False
6 – False
7 – Not stated
8 – False



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The plane safely took off and Anna breathed a sigh of relief. She (NOT LIKE) flying.

She knew that, according to statistics, it was the (SAFE) way of travelling, but it didn’t make her feel any better.

Statistics were impersonal but when she imagined her plane flying over the ocean, she (FEEL) dizzy.

The guy sitting next to (SHE) was, on the contrary, happy and relaxed.

He was listening to his CD player. His eyes (CLOSE) but when Anna tried to reach for her bag on the luggage deck, he immediately stood up to help her.

“Thanks, I can do it (I) ,” Anna said and her voice shook.
“Are you OK, miss?” the guy asked. “You look pale. Are you afraid of flying?”
Anna nodded.

“Take this. It (DO) you good,” the guy handed her a package of candies. “I always have candies when I fly.”

It reminded Anna her first flight. She and her granny (FLY) to New
York for Christmas. The six-year-old Anna was cheerful and excited. She had a large box of candies on her lap and was afraid of nothing.

“I wish I (CAN) feel the same now,” Anna sighed and took a handful of the candies. The guy looked at her in surprise.


did not like
were closed
will do
were flying


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It was getting dark and Ken turned on the light. On Sunday night the house was (UNUSUAL) quiet.

No noises from the kitchen, no little brothers screaming, no music or sounds of the TV; the house seemed (DESERT).

His parents and the twins had left for the country but Ken refused to go with them. His dad liked fishing, his mum was a keen (GARDEN)

but to Ken life in the country seemed (BORE) so he stayed at home. He thought that it would be fun, but it wasn’t.

Ken spent the whole Saturday playing his computer. Now he was (QUIET) sitting in the armchair and listening to the sounds from outside.

He hoped to hear the car engine which would mean his family were home at last (ALONE) was not a nice feeling and Ken was determined not to experience it again.