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. The Changing of the Guard takes place in front of Buckingham Palace at 11 a.m.
B. The Changing of the Guard takes place every day all the year round.
C. There are five lakes in Central London.
D. St. James’s Park is famous for its birds.
E. It’s not allowed to have a picnic in St. James’s Park.
F. Using deck chairs in St. James’s park is free of charge.
G. There are two palaces near St. James’s Park.
A. The Changing of the Guard takes place in front of Buckingham Palace at 11 a.m. FALSE
B. The Changing of the Guard takes place every day all the year round. FALSE
C. There are five lakes in Central London. TRUE
D. St. James’s Park is famous for its birds. TRUE
E. It’s not allowed to have a picnic in St. James’s Park. FALSE
F. Using deck chairs in St. James’s park is free of charge. NOT STATED
G. There are two palaces near St. James’s Park. TRUE
Maggy: Hey, Alex! I’ve got an idea. I can show you my favourite place in London.
Alex: Sure, I’d like to see that, but where is it exactly?
Maggy: Well, can you see all those people across the street?
Alex: Yes, they’re all waiting for something. It seems a bit odd to me. Are we going to see an exciting spectacle today?
Maggy: Not today! Look beyond the people. What do you see?
Alex: Well, there’s a beautiful building over there! It looks like a palace. What is it?
Maggy: It’s Buckingham palace! And all those people are waiting for the ‘Changing of the Guard’, which takes place in the forecourt. It’s 11 o’clock so the ceremony will start soon.
Alex: Does this ceremony take place every day?
Maggy: It’s held daily only from April to August, when there are lots of tourists. But we aren’t going to watch it right now; we’re going to the park which is opposite the palace.
Alex: Hey, there’s a lake over there. It looks very pleasant in the middle of a big city. Let’s go and take a closer look. I never knew there was a lake in the middle of London.
Maggy: Actually, there are several of them in Central London! There are two lakes in the northern part in Regent’s Park and one in the western part in Hyde Park. There’s also a lake in St. James’s Park and one in Buckingham Palace Gardens, which is actually not open to the public.
Alex: Let me guess. We must be in St. James’s Park now!
Maggy: Good guess! You’re right, it’s St. James’s Park, which is a popular place to stroll, feed the ducks or watch the pelicans.
Alex: Those people on the lawn seem to be having a picnic. Is it possible to have picnics in London parks?
Maggy: Sure, but you should follow certain rules. If you’re tired, we can have a rest on deck chairs over there.
Alex: Okay. What is this magnificent style building opposite the lake?
Maggy: This is St James’s Palace with its Tudor style. And behind it, there is an entertainment area of Piccadilly Circus with lots of pubs and cafes. If you like, we can go there later in the evening. It’s extremely beautiful.
Alex: That’s a wonderful idea! But honestly, I wouldn’t mind having a bite right now.
Maggy: Then let’s go to the cafe and have a snack.