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Пособие по английскому языку "Контроль аудирования и чтения в 10 - 11 классах общеобразовательных школ"


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КОНТРОЛЬ АУДИРОВАНИЯ И ЧТЕНИЯ

В 10 – 11 КЛАССАХ

ОБЩЕОБРАЗОВАТЕЛЬНЫХ ШКОЛ



Аникеенко Н. В.,

учитель английского языка

ДОШ№ 60,

























Донецк

10 класс

I ceместр

Listening

Basketball

It was a rainy day in November, 1891. An instructor at Springfield College in Massachusetts climbed up a ladder and nailed a fruit basket to the wall of the gymnasium. Then he climbed down the ladder. He picked up a football and threw it. The ball went into the basket. As he climbed back up the ladder to get the ball, the man was very glad. Maybe he had solved his problem! Well, he would soon see.

Ten minutes later, eighteen young men ran into the little gym. The instructor put nine boys on one side and one on the other. He told them to throw the ball to each other or bounce it and, when they were near the wall where the basket was nailed, to try and throw the ball into the basket.

The game started, and what a game it was!

When several of the young men fell to the floor as they were playing, the instructor stopped the game. “Something is wrong in this game,” he said. “This is too unpleasant.”

He sat down and took out a piece of paper and a pencil. “Now let’s have some rules – and let’s observe them!” He paused for a minute, thinking. Then he began, “Rule number one: No one can run with the ball! You have to throw it or bounce it to someone else on your side.”

They all agreed that it was a good rule.

Rule number two: If a man pushes another player to get the ball, the game will stop. The man pushed will have a free throw at the basket. Nobody must try to catch the ball on its way to the basket. ”

That rule, too, was good. Quickly, other rules were made. When the game started again, there was less pushing, fewer men falling, and better passing of the ball from one man to another. A second basket was nailed to the wall at the other end of the gym.

The man, who nailed the fruit basket to the wall, was a young Canadian. His name was James Naismith, and he was a college teacher.


Listen to the text. Are the following statements about the text true or false? Change the false statements to make them true.

  1. It was a rainy day in November, 1881.

  2. An instructor at Springfield College nailed a fruit basket to the wall of the gymnasium. .

  3. Then he threw the ball, but it didn’t go into the basket.

  4. Ten minutes later, twenty young men ran into the little gym.

  5. The instructor put ten boys on one side and ten on the other.

  6. He told them to throw the ball to each other or bounce it and try to throw it to the basket.

  7. When several players fell to the floor, the instructor stopped the game to write the rules.

  8. Rule number one: No one can run with the ball.

  9. Rule number two: If a man pushes another player to get the ball, he will be pushed by the captain of the team.

  10. The second rule was not good.

  11. A young college teacher from Canada invented basketball.


Keys: 1. False. It was a rainy day in November, 1891.

2. True.

3. False. Then he threw the ball, and it went into the basket.

4. False. Ten minutes later, eighteen young men ran into the little gym.

5. False. The instructor put nine boys on one side and one on the other.

6. True.

7. True.

8. True.

9. False. If a man pushes another player to get the ball, the game will stop. The man pushed will have a free throw at the basket.

10. False. The second rule was good.

11. True



Reading

Cheeses

I remember a friend of mine buying a couple of cheeses in Liverpool. Splendid cheeses they were, with a two hundred horsepower scent about them. I was in Liverpool at the time, and my friend asked me to take them back with me to London as he was not coming up for a day or two.

Oh, with pleasure, dear boy,” I replied, “with pleasure.”

I called for the cheeses and took them to the station. I took my ticket, and marched proudly up the platform, with my cheeses, the people falling back respectfully on other side. The train was crowded, and I had to get into a carriage where there were already seven other people. A few minutes passed, and then an old gentleman began to fidget.

Very close in here,” he said.

Yes,” said the man next him.

And then they both rose up without another word and went out.

From the next station I had the compartment to myself, though the train was crowded.

In London, I took the cheeses down to my friend’s house. When his wife came into the room she smelt round for a moment.

Then she said:

What is it? Tell me the worst.”

I said:

It’s cheeses. Tom bought them in Liverpool, and asked me to bring them up with me.”

Three days later, as my friend hadn’t returned home, his wife called on me.

She said:

What did Tom say about those cheeses?”

I replied that he had said they must be kept in moist place, and that nobody must touch them.

She said:

Nobody is going to touch them. Had he smelt them?”

I thought he had, and added that he liked them very much.

Do you think he will be upset,” she asked, “if I give a man some money to take them away and bury them?”

I answered that I thought he would never smile again.

Very well, then,” said my friend’s wife, rising, “all I have to say is, that I shall take the children and go to a hotel until those cheeses are eaten. I don’t want to live any longer in the same house with them.”

She kept her word and went to live in a hotel.

When my friend returned he had to pay fifteen pounds for the hotel. He said he dearly loved a bit of cheese, but it was too expensive for him, so he decided to get rid of them.

He took them down to a seaside town, and buried them on the beach. It gained the place quite a reputation. Visitors said they had never noticed before how strong the air was.

Read the text and choose the correct item to complete the sentences.

  1. A friend asked me…

  1. to buy cheeses in Liverpool.

  2. to take cheeses to Liverpool.

  3. to take cheeses to London.

  4. to buy cheeses in London.

  1. The train was crowded, and there were… other people in my carriage.

  1. ten

  2. eight

  3. three

  4. seven

  1. A few moments passed, and … went out.

  1. two men

  2. a man

  3. a woman

  4. I

  1. From the next station there were only… in the compartment.

  1. two men

  2. two women

  3. a man and a woman

  4. cheeses and I

  1. My friend’s wife…

  1. ate the cheeses.

  2. didn’t know what to do with the cheeses.

  3. threw the cheeses away

  4. liked their smell.

  1. Her husband gave the instructions…

  1. not to touch the cheeses.

  2. to bury the cheeses.

  3. to eat the cheeses.

  4. to throw them away.

  1. The family left the house and went to… until the cheeses were eaten.

  1. a seaside town

  2. a beach

  3. a hotel

  4. London

  1. My friend had to pay… for the hotel.

  1. sixty pounds

  2. fifteen pounds

  3. sixteen pounds

  4. fifty pounds

  1. My friend decided

  1. to eat all the cheeses himself.

  2. to eat all the cheeses with his family.

  3. to leave the cheeses in the hotel.

  4. to get rid of the cheeses.

  1. My friend buried the cheeses

  1. in the garden.

  2. on the cemetery.

  3. in the yard.

  4. on the beach.


Keys: 1-c, 2-d, 3-a, 4-d, 5-b, 6-a, 7-c, 8-b, 9-d, 10-d.


II ceместр

Listening

An Incident

It was the early evening rush-hour in Montgomery. Mrs. Rosa Parks had just finished work for the day and was waiting at a bus-stop for a bus to take her home. When the bus arrived, she got on through the front door and dropped her twenty cents fare into the coin box next to the driver. Then she quickly stepped off the bus again and hurried to the back to board by the rear door.

Standing at the back of the moving bus, she noticed that although there were a number of seats free in the first four rows, there was only one empty seat in her part of the bus. She walked forward to the fifth row and sat down, glad to have found a place to sit. At the next stop, some more passengers got on and filled the empty seats in the first four rows. One man could not find a seat, however, and stood in the aisle next to Mrs. Parks waiting for her to get up for him. Mrs. Parks did not move.

The bus driver swore and stopped the bus in the middle of the road. He had been watching Mrs. Parks and the man in his rear mirror and was very angry. He got out of his seat, walked down the aisle and ordered her to stand. Mrs. Parks quietly but firmly refused. She had been standing all day in the department store where she worked and was tired. The bus driver swore at her, and, when she still refused to move, called the police. Mrs. Parks was still sitting in her seat when two policemen arrived a few minutes later. When she again refused to get up, the policemen arrested her for breaking the city bus regulations.


Listen to the text and choose the correct item to complete the sentences.

  1. It was the… rush-hour in Montgomery.

  1. late morning

  2. early evening

  3. early morning

  4. late evening

  1. Mrs. Rosa Parks was waiting for a bus to take her…

  1. home.

  2. to work.

  3. to school.

  4. to a shop.

  1. The fare was…

  1. twenty-five cents.

  2. twenty cents.

  3. thirty cents.

  4. forty cents.

  1. She boarded the bus by the… door.

  1. front

  2. driver’s

  3. central

  4. rear

  1. There were some free seats…

  1. near the driver.

  2. in the last row.

  3. in the first four rows.

  4. in her part of the bus.

  1. She sat down on the empty seat in the… row.

  1. sixth

  2. fourth

  3. third

  4. fifth

  1. At the next stop some more passengers filled the empty seats in the first… rows.

  1. six

  2. five

  3. four

  4. three

  1. One… could not find a seat and stood next to Mrs. Parks.

  1. man

  2. woman

  3. boy

  4. girl

  1. ordered Mrs. Parks to stand up.

  1. The man

  2. The driver

  3. The woman

  4. The boy

  1. Mrs. Parks…

  1. stood up quietly.

  2. stood up angrily.

  3. swore.

  4. refused to stand up.

  1. The policemen…

  1. gave her another seat.

  2. helped her get rid of the rude man.

  3. arrested her for breaking the city bus regulations.

  4. arrested the driver for breaking the city bus regulations.


Keys: 1-b, 2-a, 3-b, 4-d, 5-c, 6-d, 7-c, 8-a, 9-b, 10d, 11c.



Reading

Real Life Drama:

Face to Face with Hurricane Camille

John Koshak knew that Hurricane Camille would be bad. He had heard warnings on the radio and TV all day as the storm rushed northwest across the Gulf of Mexico. He didn’t think he and his family were in any real danger, however.

Our house is twenty-three feet above sea level,” he said to his father, “and 250yards from the ocean. This house has stood here since 1915, and no hurricane has blown it away. We’ll be safe here.”

John and his father prepared for the storm. They filled the bathtub and every bucket they could find with water. This was in case the water mains were damaged. They checked the batteries in their flashlights and put kerosene in two lanterns in case there was a power failure. They closed the shutters on the windows.

It grew dark before seven o’clock. They had never seen such wind and rain before; the house was shaking.

The sea water was up to the door. Suddenly the door blew off; sea water filled the downstairs, and the electricity went off.

Everybody on the stairs,” shouted John.

The Koshak family – John, his parents, wife, children, and a cat and a dog – sat on the stairs and watched the water rise higher and higher.

I can’t swim!” one of the children cried.

Everybody upstairs to the second floor,” John shouted.

A moment later, the wind lifted the roof off the house, and the bedroom walls collapsed.

On the floor! Everybody lie on the floor!”

John pulled mattresses from the beds and threw them over his family. His father tore the doors from the closets.

If the floor goes, use these doors as rafts,” he shouted.

The water was already running across the floor. The dog and the cat had disappeared. The Koshaks huddled on the floor and prayed. After what seemed an eternity, the wind dropped, and the water stopped rising. The hurricane had passed, the family had survived.

Later, Grandmother Koshak said, “We lost all our possessions, but the family came through. When I think of that, I realize that we haven’t lost anything important.”

Two days after the hurricane, the family’s cat and dog reappeared.


Read the text. Are the following statements about the text true or false? Change the false statements to make them true.

  1. John Koshak knew that Hurricane Camille would be bad.

  2. He had heard warnings on the radio and TV and thought he and his family were in a real danger.

  3. His house was 250 yards from the ocean, and no hurricane had blown it away.

  4. His house was built in1916.

  5. John and his father prepared for the storm.

  6. They prepared water, kerosene and closed the shutters on the windows.

  7. It grew light before six o’clock.

  8. The wind was very strong, but their house was not damaged.

  9. The cat and the dog were with the family during hurricane.

  10. The family had survived.

  11. They hadn’t lost anything important.


Keys: 1. True

2. False. He didn’t think he and his family were in any real danger.

3. True

4. False. His house was built in1915.

5. True

6. True

7. False. It grew dark before seven o’clock.

8. False. The house was damaged.

9. False. The cat and the dog had disappeared.

10. True

11. True













11 класс

I ceместр

Listening

The Adventure of Three Students

In 1895 Mr. Sherlock Holmes and I spent some weeks in one of our great University towns. It was during this time that the facts which I am going to tell you took place.

One evening we received a visit from a certain Mr. Hilton Soames, lecturer at the College of St. Luke’s. Mr. Soames was so excited that it was clear that something very unusual had happened.

I hope, Mr. Holmes,” said he, “that you can give me a few hours of your time. A very unpleasant thing has taken place at our college and I don’t know what to do.”

I am very busy just now,” my friend answered. “Could you call to the police?”

No, no, my dear sir, that is absolutely impossible. It is one of these cases when it is quite necessary to avoid scandal. I am sure you will keep our secret. You are the only man in the world who can help me. I beg you, Mr. Holmes, to do what you can. ”

Holmes agreed, though very unwillingly, and our visitor began his story.

I must explain to you, Mr. Holmes,” he said, “that tomorrow is the first day of the examination for the Fortescue Scholarship. I am one of the examiners. My subject is Greek. The first of the examination papers consists of a piece of Greek translation which the candidates for the scholarship have not seen before. Of course, every candidate would be happy if he could see it before the examination and prepare it in advance. So much care is taken to keep it secret.”

Today at about three o’clock I was the proofs of the examination papers. At four- thirty I went out to take tea in a friend’s room, and I left the papers upon my desk. I was absent a little more than an hour.”

When I approached my door, I was surprised to see a key in it. For a moment I thought I had left my own key there, But when I put my hand in my pocket, I found my key in it. The other key to my room belonged to my servant, Bannister, who has been looking after my room for ten years. I am absolutely sure of his honesty. I understood that he had entered my room to ask if I wanted tear.”


Listen to the text. Are the following statements about the text true or false? Change the false statements to make them true.

  1. In 1895 Mr. Sherlock Holmes and I spent some weeks in one of our great University towns.

  2. We were visited by Mr. Hilton Soames, the director of the College of St. Luke’s.

  3. Something very unpleasant had happened in the college.



  1. Mr. Holmes agreed to help him at once.

  2. Mr. Soames called to the police first, but they didn’t help him.

  3. Tomorrow is the first day of the examination for the Fortescue Scholarship,” said Mr. Soames.

  4. Mr. Soames was one of the examiners.

  5. His subject was Latin.

  6. The first of the examination papers consisted of a piece of Latin reading.

  7. When Mr. Soames came back to his room after tea, he saw a key there.

  8. There was no key in his pocket.


Keys: 1. True

2. False. Mr. Hilton Soames was a lecturer at the College of St. Luke’s.

3. True

4. False. First Mr. Holmes didn’t agree to help him.

5. Mr. Soames didn’t call to the police, because he wanted to avoid scandal.

6. True

7. True

8. False. His subject was Greek.

9. False. It consisted of a piece of Greek translation.

10. True

11. False. His own key was in his pocket.



Reading

When Did Man First Dream of Space Travel?

The dream of leaving the earth and reaching another world can be traced back in history to the second century A. D. At the time a Greek, Lucian of Samos, wrote a fantasy about a man who was carried to the moon by a waterspout during a storm. In his second story about space, Lucian’s hero flew to the moon with a pair of wings he had made himself.

The moon was the obvious destination for such fantasies because it is so large and has clearly visible markings, which could be thought of as a land and sea areas. But for the next 1400 years, the dream of reaching the moon was abandoned.

It was not until 300 years ago, when the famous Italian astronomer Galileo looked through his telescope and told about the other worlds he saw, that men realized there were other worlds in addition to our earth. Again, they began to dream of reaching these worlds.

In 1634, there appeared a story about a journey to the moon by Johannes Kepler, the German astronomer who discovered how the planets moved about the sun. Although Kepler was a scientist, he transported his hero to the moon by “magic moon people” who could fly through space. Kepler included a detailed description of the surface of the moon, which he had seen through his telescope.

After Kepler’s book, there were many others about space travel and voyages to the moon. The first serious discussion of space travel was written in 1640 by Bishop Wilkins of England. It contained a description of physical conditions on the moon and discussed ways in which man could possibly live on the moon. The first man who wrote about a rocket as a spaceship was the noted Frenchman, Cyrano de Bergerac. In his Voyage to the Moon and History of the Republic of the Sun, he had his space travelers flying to the moon and the sun inside a rocket.

When these books were written, no one seriously thought that it would be possible to fly through space. It was not until Jules Verne, the French novelist, wrote his story From the Earth to the Moon in 1865 that any attempt was made to apply scientific principles to the space vehicle. By the time that H. G. Wells, the English author, wrote The First Men on the Moon in 1901, man was already at the beginning of a new era in the development of air travel and conquest of space.


Read the text and choose the correct item to complete the sentences.

  1. The dream of leaving the earth can be traced back in history to the

  1. seventh century A. D.

  2. second century A. D.

  3. second century B. C.

  4. seventh century B. C.

  1. In his first story a Greek, Lucian wrote about a man who was carried to the moon by

  1. a waterspout.

  2. a lightening.

  3. a wave.

  4. a wind.

  1. In his second story Lucian’s hero flew to the moon

  1. with a magic carpet.

  2. with a pair of wings.

  3. with a pair of magic shoes.

  4. with an umbrella.

  1. For the next 1400 years, people

  1. continued dreaming about flying to the moon.

  2. wrote many books about moon.

  3. abandoned their dreams to fly to the moon.

  4. looked through their telescopes.

  1. The telescope was invented by

  1. Jules Verne.

  2. Cyrano de Bergerac.

  3. Kepler.

  4. Galileo.

  1. In 1634 Kepler wrote about

  1. Magic moon people.

  2. Magic earth people.

  3. Magic planets.

  4. Magic moon animals.

  1. The first serious discussion of space travel was written in

  1. 1632.

  2. 1634.

  3. 1640.

  4. 1865.

  1. The first man who wrote about a rocket as a spaceship was

  1. Galileo.

  2. Cyrano de Bergerac.

  3. Jules Verne.

  4. Kepler.

  1. Cyrano de Bergerac wrote

  1. Voyage to the Sun.

  2. History of the Republic of the Moon.

  3. Voyage to the Star Republic.

  4. Voyage to the Moon.

  1. Jules Verne was… novelist.

  1. a French

  2. an English

  3. an Italian

  4. a German

  1. The First Men on the Moon” was written by

  1. Jules Verne.

  2. H. G. Wells.

  3. Cyrano de Bergerac.

  4. Kepler.


Keys: 1-b, 2-a, 3-b, 4-c, 5-d, 6-a, 7-c, 8-b, 9-d, 10-a, 11-b



II ceместр

Listening

A Friend in Need

One afternoon I was sitting in the lounge of the Grand Hotel in Yokohama. Burton came into the lounge presently and caught sight of me. He seated himself in the chair next to mine. He was a merchant. A conversation began and he told me his story.

There was a fellow here last year, who had the same name as mine; he was the best card player I ever met. Lenny Burton he called himself.”

No, I don’t believe the name.”

He was quite a remarkable player. I used to play with him a lot. He was in Kobe for some time.”

It’s rather a funny story,” he said. “He was a bad fellow. I liked him. He was always well-dressed and good looking. Of course, he drank too much. Fellows like him always do. Once in a quarter he got some money from home and he made a bit more by card-playing. He won a lot of mine, I know that.”

He came to see me in my office one day and asked me for a job. I was rather surprised. He told me that there was no more money coming from home and he wanted to work. I asked him how old he was.”

Thirty-five,” he said.

And what have you been doing before?” I asked him.

Well, nothing very much,” he said.

I couldn’t help laughing.

I’m afraid I can’t do anything for you just now,” I said. “Come back and see me in another thirty-five years, and I’ll see what I can do.”

He didn’t move. He went rather pale. Then he told me that he had bad luck at cards for some time. He didn’t have a penny. He couldn’t pay his hotel bill and they wouldn’t give him any credit.

I looked at him for a bit. I could see now That he was all to pieces. He had been drinking more than usual and he looked fifty.

Well, isn’t there anything you can do except play cards?” I asked him.

I can swim,” he said.

Swim!” I could hardly believe my ears.

I swam for my university.”

I was a good swimmer myself when I was a young man,” I said.

Suddenly I had an idea. When I was a young man I swam round the beacon in Kobe. It’s over three miles and it’s rather difficult because of the currents round the beacon. Well, I told young Burton about it and said to him that if He’d do it I’d give him a job.

But I’m not in very good condition,” he said.

I didn’t say anything. He looked at me for a moment and then he agreed.

All right,” he said. “When do you want me to do it?”

I looked at my watch. It was just after ten. “The swim shouldn’t take you much over an hour and a quarter. I’ll drive over at half past twelve and meet you.”

Done,” he said.

We shook hands. I wished him good luck and he left me. I had a lot of work to do that morning and could only get to the place at half past twelve. But he never turned up. The currents round the beacon were more then he could do. We didn’t get the body for about three days.”

I didn’t say anything for a moment or two. I was a little shocked. Then I asked Burton a question.

When you offered him a job, did you know that he’d be drowned?”

He gave a little laugh and looked at me with those kind blue eyes of his.

Well, I hadn’t got a vacancy in my office at the moment.”


Listen to the text and choose the correct item to complete the sentences.

  1. Edward Hyde Burton was

  1. a shop-assistant.

  2. a farmer.

  3. a merchant.

  4. a manager.

  1. I met Edward

  1. in a hotel.

  2. in a bar.

  3. on the farm.

  4. in the street.

  1. Edward Burton told me the story about the best… he had ever met.

  1. golf player

  2. swimmer

  3. friend

  4. card player

  1. Edward Burton thought that the story was

  1. sad.

  2. funny.

  3. terrible.

  4. happy.

  1. Lenny Burton came to see Edward in his office one day and asked

  1. some money.

  2. to play cards with him.

  3. about his friend.

  4. for a job.

  1. Lenny Burton was

  1. thirty-five.

  2. thirty-four.

  3. twenty-four.

  4. twenty-five.

  1. Lenny Burton could play cards and

  1. dance.

  2. sing.

  3. swim.

  4. play golf.

  1. Edward asked Lenny to swim round the beacon in Kobe and promised him

  1. some money.

  2. a job.

  3. a house.

  4. a bottle of wine.

  1. It was difficult because it was over

  1. two miles.

  2. three miles.

  3. four miles.

  4. five miles.

  1. Lenny

  1. swam and got his job.

  2. couldn’t swim and was drowned.

  3. swam but he didn’t get his job.

  4. made Edward swim round the beacon.

  1. When Edward offered Lenny the job

  1. he had a vacancy in his office.

  2. he wanted to help him.

  3. he wanted to see if Lenny was a good swimmer.

  4. he didn’t have a vacancy in his office.


Keys: 1-c, 2-a, 3-d, 4-b, 5-d, 6-a, 7-c, 8-b, 9-b, 10-b, 11-d


Reading

Ruthless


Judson Webb was an American businessman. He had a comfortable flat in New York but in summer he used to leave the dusty city and go to the country. There he had a cottage which consisted of three rooms, a bathroom and a kitchen. In one of the rooms there was a big closet where he kept his guns, fishing rods, wine and other things. It was his own closet and he didn’t like anybody to touch his things.

It was autumn now and Judson was packing his things for the winter. In a few minutes he would be driving back to New York.

As he looked at the shelf on which the whiskey stood his face became serious. All the bottles were unopened except one which was less than half full. It was placed in front with a whiskey-glass by its side. As he took it from the shelf, Helen, his wife, spoke from the next room:

I’ve packed everything. Hasn’t Alec come to get the key? ”

Alec was their neighbor and took care of the cottage.

He’s at the lake taking the boats out of the water. He said he’d be back in half an hour.”

Helen came into the room carrying her suit-case. She stopped and looked in surprise as she saw the bottle in her husband’s hand.

Judson,” she exclaimed. “What are you doing?”

I am just putting something into the bottle.” He took two small white tablets out of his pocket and put them on the table. Then he opened the bottle.

The person who broke into my closet last winter and drank my whiskey will probably try to do it again while we are away,” he went on, “only this time he’ll be sorry if he comes.”

Then one by one he dropped the tablets into the bottle. His wife looked at him in horror.

What are they?” she asked at last. “Will they make the man sick?”

Not only sick. They will kill him,” he answered.

He closed the bottle and put it back on the shelf near the little whiskey-glass. He was pleased. He said:

Now, Mr. Thief, when you break in, drink as much as you wish…”

Helen’s face was pale.

Don’t do it, Judson,” she cried. “It’s horrible, it’s murder!”

The law does not call it murder if I shoot a thief who is entering my house by force.”

Don’t do it,” she asked. “What right do you have?”

When it comes to protecting my property I make my own laws.”

He was now like a big dog which was afraid that somebody would take away his food.

But all they did was to take a little whiskey,” she said, “probably some boys.”

It does not matter. If a man robs me of five dollars it is the same as if he took a hundred. A thief’s a thief.”

She knew it was useless to argue. He had always been ruthless in business. She went to the door.

I’ll walk down the road and say good-bye to the neighbours,” she said quietly.

She had made up her mind to tell Alec’s wife about it. Someone had to know.

Helen went down the road and Judson started to close the closet door. He suddenly remembered that he had not packed his boots drying outside on the heavy table in the garden. So, leaving the door open, he went to get them. But when he wanted to reach for his boots he suddenly slipped on a stone and his head struck the table as he fell.

Several minutes later he felt a strong arm round him and Alec’s voice was saying: “It’s all right, Mr. Webb, it was not a bad fall. Take this – it’ll make you feel better.”

A small whiskey-glass was pressed to his lips and he drank.


Read the text. Are the following statements about the text true or false? Change the false statements to make them true.

  1. Judson Webb was an English businessman.

  2. He spent summer in New York.

  3. In his cottage there was a big closet where he kept his guns, fishing rods and wine.

  4. It was summer and Judson was packing his things for the autumn.

  5. Judson Webb saw that somebody had opened a bottle of whiskey and drunk half of it.

  6. He decided to kill the thief.

  7. He put some poisoned water into the bottle.

  8. His wife wanted to stop him but she couldn’t.

  9. She decided to be quiet and not to tell anybody about poison in the bottle.

  10. Suddenly Judson slipped on a stone and his head struck the table as he fell.

  11. To help Judson his neighbor Alec gave him some whiskey and he drank.


Keys:

  1. False. He was an American businessman.

  2. False. He spent summer in the country.

  3. True

  4. False. It was autumn and Judson was packing his things for the winter.

  5. True

  6. True

  7. False. He put two small tablets into the bottle.

  8. True

  9. False. She decided to tell Alec’s wife about the poison in the bottle.

  10. True

  11. True









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