Вы услышите диалог. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений A-G 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).
A) Michael thinks it is best to buy a 3 or 4 year old car.
B) Michael is a careful driver.
C) The scrappage scheme supports buyers of second hand cars.
D) Hybrid cars are slower than regular cars.
E) Hybrids can reach over 60 mph from zero in less than 15 seconds.
F) Alice doesn’t know how to drive a car.
G) C02 emissions make a big contribution to global warming.
A) Michael thinks it is best to buy a 3 or 4 year old car. FALSE
B) Michael is a careful driver. NOT STATED
C) The scrappage scheme supports buyers of second hand cars. FALSE
D) Hybrid cars are slower than regular cars. NOT STATED
E) Hybrids can reach over 60 mph from zero in less than 15 seconds. TRUE
F) Alice doesn’t know how to drive a car. NOT STATED
G) C02 emissions make a big contribution to global warming. TRUE
Alice: You really are going to buy a NEW car? They are so expensive compared to buying one that’s maybe three or four years old.
Michael: Yes. I had planned to buy a second hand one but then I heard about this new car scrappage scheme. Provided your old car is at least 10 years old, you get a 2,000 price reduction on your new car – paid for by the government.
Alice: What is a scrappage scheme?
Michael: It basically means that your old car is taken away, scrapped and recycled. For the government the motive is to help the new car industry. But they also want to get old, petrol thirsty and environmentally unfriendly cars off the road.
Alice: What sort of car are you thinking of getting?
Michael: I am seriously thinking about buying a hybrid car — possibly the Toyota or Honda.
Alice: What is a hybrid car?
Michael: It is a car that generally combines a small fuel efficient petrol engine with an electric motor generator: This powers the car while cruising on level roads. Hybrids are still quite expensive but there are some really good offers available at the moment. Combined with the scrappage scheme I can just about afford it.
Alice: So it will be quite cheap to run once you have paid for it?
Michael: Certainly it will use a lot less petrol than an ordinary car and if you operate a car that produces low emissions — then you don’t have to pay Road Tax.
Alice: And what about reliability and performance. How quickly does it accelerate?
Michael: It goes from zero to 62 miles per hour in 12 seconds. As for reliability — all the reports seem to be quite good. It has a guarantee for the first 90,000 miles.
Alice: Well I have to say that I am really proud of you. You are not as green as me because I refuse to give up my bicycle. But I do realise that it is C02 emissions from cars that make one of the biggest contributions to global warming. So well done — you have the approval of your sister.
Michael: Any other questions?
Alice: Well — only the MOST important question of all. What colour are you getting?