Exercises to Card 22

CARD 22

Reading “FROM LIBRARIAN TO POLITICAL REPORTER”

I. Find in the text English equivalents:

Очень успешное и популярное, должен пройти тест, три судьи, другие профессионалы, тот кто притворяется, совершенно новая работа, вместе с , в местной библиотеке, во-первых, это была шутка, заставили меня, наконец, превратиться из….. в , опытный, гораздо труднее, съедят ее заживо, заставил ее читать, нервничала, вынесли свой вердикт, это был прекрасный опыт.

II. Translate into Russian:

The Pretenders, a contestant, English Literature, have to identify, to take part in, a quiet and shy librarian, a confident TV reporter, political journalist, wasn’t very optimistic, had to transform, too sweet and shy, to speak clearly, live interviews, have to be confident, even aggressive, felt exhausted, felt more relaxed, well-prepared, don’t feel like, was pleased how she did it.

III. Say if sentences are TRUE or FALSE:

  1. The Pretenders is a very popular series in Britain.
  2. Each contestant has just four weeks to learn to do a completely new job.
  3. At the end of the month the contestant has to take an exam.
  4. Three judges have to identify the one who pretends.
  5. Jessica Winters is a 26-year-old teacher.
  6. She sent her name to the TV company.
  7. Jessica had four weeks to turn into a confident TV reporter.
  8. She had to interview the Minister of Education.
  9. Adam Bowles is a professional sportsman.
  10. During the interview Jessica felt nervous.

IV. Answer the questions according to the text:

  1. What is the Pretenders?
  2. What does every contestant have to learn?
  3. Where does Jessica Winters work?
  4. Where did she study?
  5. How did Jessica get to the programme?
  6. She had to turn into a professional TV reporter, didn’t she?
  7. Who had to transform her into a professional TV reporter?
  8. What did Adam make her read?
  9. What was the judges’ verdict?
  10. Why was it an exсiting and useful experience for Jessica?

V. Match the words of the two columns to make up the word combinations used in the text and translate them into Russian:

1. new a. company
2. the University b. the interview
3.much c. programme
4. political d. of Education
5. interview e. job
6. TV f. people
7. professional g. of Bath
8. during h. research
9. Minister i. reporters
10. each j. journalist

 VI. Give the equivalents from the text that mean the same:

HELP BOX

boring            transform           contestant         aggressive            judge
librarian          terrify               reporter            pretender           interview 

 

  1. a person who works in a library;
  2. a meeting in which someone answers questions about himself or herself for a newspaper article, television show, etc
  3. the person who officially decides who is the winner of a competition;
  4. someone who competes in a contest;
  5. to frighten someone very much;
  6. a person who states they have a right to the high position that someone else has, although other people disagree with this;
  7. to change completely the appearance or character of something or someone;
  8. behaving in an angry and violent way towards another person;
  9. a person whose job is to discover information about news events and describe them for a newspaper or magazine or for radio or television;
  10. not interesting or exciting

Listening

Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.

I. Choose the right answer:

1.The first speaker likes……most.
a) Britain
b) China
c) Italy

2. The favourite country of the second speaker is…..
a) Germany
b) Japan
c) Italy

3. The towns of Italy are…….
a) fabulous
b) exciting
c) wonderful

4. The third speaker likes……most.
a) Italy
b) Argentina
c) Spain

5. Argentina  is…….itself.
a) beautiful
b) wonderful
c) interesting

II. TRUE or FALSE:

  1. The first speaker enjoyed his visits to Russia and Belarus.
  2. Italy has got the most wonderful mountains, coasts, beaches, and lakes.
  3. Some of the towns in Italy are very small with lots of factories.
  4. Argentineans are really friendly.
  5. The third speaker has never eaten such good pork as in Argentina.

III. Fill in the missing words:

  1. So many ______ are _______ in different ways.
  2. There are _______ things to _______ in Italy.
  3. Visit ______ if you get a _______.
  4. Of course, there is fantastic _____ and _____ as well, especially _____.
  5. My favourite _______ in Argentina was _______.

IV. Answer the questions:

  1. What country does the first speaker like most?
  2. What countries did the first speaker enjoy to visit?
  3. What makes Italy a favourite place for the second speaker?
  4. What kind of people are there in Italy?
  5. Why does the third speaker like Argentina?

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