A. Read and learn the phrasal verbs and collocations
call away – отозвать, отзывать
speak of – упомянуть, коснуться ч-л
Grammar & Vocabulary Practice
B. Раздел 3 (задание по грамматике и лексике)
Прочитайте приведённый ниже текст. Преобразуйте слова, напечатанные заглавными буквами в конце строк, обозначенных номерами B4–B13 так, чтобы они грамматически соответствовали содержанию текста. Заполните пропуски полученными словами. Каждый пропуск соответствует отдельному заданию B4–B13.
|B4||The New Zealanders Dwayne van der Sluis and Andrew Akers must be the happiest people on Earth now that their invention and latest craze, zorbing, has become a success.||LATE|
|B5||Zorbing involves standing in a ball or zorb which||STAND|
|B6||consists of specially hardened plastic.||CONSIST|
|B7||The zorb is rolled down a hill, speeding at 50 kilometres an hour. Participants can be||PARTICIPATE|
|B8||garanteed a huge adrenaline rush. It may sound like quite||GARANTEE|
|B9||a risky pastime, but the 70 centimetres of air between you and||RISK|
|B10||the ground make it impossible to get hurt.||POSSIBLE|
|B11||That's why zorbing didn't take long to gain in popularity.||POPULAR|
|B12||In 2000, inventors broke up their||INVENT|
|B13||partnership, but zorbing remains popular in many countries worldwide.||PARTNER|
C. Read the text and decide which answer A, B, C or D best fits each space.
A Taxi Experience
As a journalist, I'm asked to travel around the globe to all sorts of 1 foreign countries. Over the years, I've used different means of transport. Of course, for long 2 trips, flying is the fastest and safest way to 3 reach a far-off destination.
Unfortunately, I'm not a very organized traveler and despite my travel agent's best efforts, 4 something always goes wrong. Last week, while I was heading for the airport, I realized I had left my passport at home. Obviously, I had to go back so I asked the taxi driver to turn around and take me home. In the meantime, I crossed my fingers and hoped that I wouldn't miss my 5 flight.
All the 6 way home, the driver was speeding in and out of traffic. He got even more carried 7 away when he got on the motorway, 8 travelling at speeds of up to 150 kilometres per hour.
By the time we arrived home, I was 9 in a state of shock and it took me a while to 10 catch my breath. So, before driving off again, I decided to pay him 11 a little extra, so that he would go slower as we were bound 12 to have an accident.
|1.||A. curious||B. peculiar||C. foreign||D. strange|
|2.||A. travels||B. excursions||C. tours||D. trips|
|3.||A. arrive||B. reach||C. get||D. approach|
|4.||A. anything||B. something||C. everything||D. nothing|
|5.||A. flight||B. cruise||C. trip||D. journey|
|6.||A. road||B. way||C. route||D. direction|
|7.||A. away||B. on||C. out||D. along|
|8.||A. moving||B. travelling||C. transferring||D. transporting|
|9.||A. at||B. under||C. on||D. in|
|10.||A. hold||B. catch||C. keep||D. find|
|11.||A. many||B. a little||C. a few||D. some|
|12.||A. to||B. for||C. in||D. of|