Вы услышите 6 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A-F и утверждениями, данными в списке 1-7. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей цифрой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение.
1. This invention entertains me.
2. This invention guarantees contact.
3. This invention helps my memory.
4. This invention provides an escape.
5. This invention has removed a pressure.
6. This invention is always with me.
7. This invention saves my time.
A – 7
B – 6
C – 5
D – 4
E – 2
F – 3
Speaker A: You want to know what I think about different inventions? Well, we have lots of useful things and I can’t imagine my life without TV, a mobile or the Internet and the list goes on and on. But what I value most of all is the microwave oven. It is used in my home more that an iron, a toaster or a blender. Who would have thought 25 years ago that the microwave would become so essential? Not only does it help me spend less time in the kitchen but decreases the number of unwanted dirty dishes, too. I think it’s very important.
Speaker B: I used to think television was the most brilliant invention because you could sit in an armchair and have a window on the world. But in the last couple of years I’ve changed my mind. For me now the best thing ever is the mobile phone. I mean they used to be so heavy and not that attractive to carry around. But now they’re tiny and light — I never go anywhere without mine. And you can buy personalised covers and even change the covers to match what you’re wearing. Some of my friends are so cool — they dye their hair to match their phones and their watch straps as well. I mean how amazing is that?!
Speaker С: There are so many things that I think I couldn’t live without. My mum moans at me because I can’t be bothered to cook. But I mean who needs to cook when there are so many takeaway places. Nor can I imagine life without radio and TV but if there’s one thing that’s made a big difference to my life, it’s the cash machine. I can relax about getting money and not rush around trying to get to a bank before it closes. I was always running out of cash but now at any time of day or night I can turn up at a hole in the wall, put my card in and magic — there’s money! No hassle.
Speaker D: I know there are all sorts of wonderful inventions and it’s easy to take everything for granted. Like electricity — life as we know it would be impossible without it, I mean we depend on it for almost everything. But for me personally it’s the car which I think has massively changed people’s lives. I know that holidays in space are more or less a reality now; and you can reach any part of the world by plane. But it’s the ease of the car, the fact that it offers you such freedom. Like you wake up in the morning and think where would I like to go today? And you just do it!
Speaker E: I think some inventions are such fun. All these computer games, I really love them. And the fact that they’re hand-held is great. They help me relax when I’m feeling stressed and take my mind off whatever’s worrying me, although I suppose I could live without them if I had to. But there’s no way I could live without my e-mail. When we all left school last year, I made sure I had everyone’s e-mail address and that means we all keep in touch and get to meet up with each other. And if we can’t meet, then at least we know each other’s news and what we’re all doing.
Speaker F: I hate being without my electric toothbrush but I know that’s silly because most people use an ordinary toothbrush and never think twice about it. But there is one invention which has really saved my life and that’s my electronic diary. My girlfriend bought me one because she got so fed up with me forgetting arrangements. I’ve no excuse now for forgetting anything, even her birthday is programmed into it! They used to be dead expensive but now they’ve come down in price and I use mine all the time.