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Read the text and choose the word A, B or C that fits best.
An old man from Hanover, Germany, was tired of his cat. The cat (1) (A. scratched; B. walked; C. jumped) all the furniture and made a mess. So he gave the cat to a friend, who lived on (2) (A. another; B. other; C. the other) side of the town. He told his friend that he was getting too old to look after (3) (A. the monster; B. the pet; C. the organism) A week later, on a very cold winter day, the old man returned home from shopping and was (4) (A. surprise; B. surprised; C. surprising) to see the cat shivering with cold on his doorstep. The man was moved by the fact that his pet (5) (A. found; B. had founded; C. had found) the way back from the other side of the town in such cold weather. He took the cat inside and gave the pet lots of loving attention.
But (6) (A. the next; B. the other; C. following) day the old man met another friend, who asked him if he had found his cat. The old man said he had found the pet on his door step. His friend (7) (A. said; B. told; C. spoke) him, ‘Oh, well, I was on the other side of the town when I saw your cat in the road. Although she hissed and struggled all the way, I drove her home and left her outside (8) (A. your; B. the man’s; C. – ) door.’
What meaning are the words in bold type in the text used in?
to cause a person to do sth
to change position or go to a different place
to have effect on your emotions
Which of the animals A – D cannot hiss?
Read the text. The sentences are in the wrong order. Put them in the correct order.
The Great London Fire
The fire burned for four days. It destroyed 80% of the city. The fire destroyed 13,200 houses, 87 churches, St Paul’s Cathedral and most of the buildings of the City authorities. Fortunately, nobody died in the fire.
The old city of London differed greatly from today’s London. The old city of London had narrow crooked streets with wooden houses. Like many cities in those times, it was a rather dirty city. In 1665-1666 about 100,000 Londoners, or 20% of London’s population, died of Plague. On September 2nd, 1666, a bakery in Pudding Lane near London Bridge caught fire.
The people of London built a new city. The new houses were made of brick or stone, not wood. The new streets were not crooked any longer – they were straight. Other characteristic features of the streets was that they were wider and cleaner than they had been before. As for St Paul’s Cathedral, Sir Christopher Wren rebuilt it.
After a long summer the wooden houses were dry. A wind was blowing from the river. It blew the flames from house to house, and in the narrow streets the fire spread quickly.
Read statements based on the text above. Mark the statements as TRUE (T) or FALSE (F).
The old city of London had some problems with hygiene.
Before the Great Fire of London there had been Plague.
The fire spread quickly because there were no people.
The fire burned more than a week.
The fire destroyed almost the whole city.
All Londoners were all right.
The new houses didn’t contrast the old ones.
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