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. Devices with a large variety of functions may confuse some users.
2. We should learn how to use a device before attempting to use it.
3. If a new device stops working, the repair should be free.
4. If a device is too expensive, most people will just do without.
5. Most people prefer devices that can serve many different purposes.
6. A device should be strong enough to survive a fall.
7. The appearance of a device is an important feature for some.
A – 3
B – 6
C – 1
D – 5
E – 4
F – 7
Speaker A: Electronic devices have become so sophisticated these days. I love the fact that my mobile phone and music player can do a million different things. Of course, sometimes they stop functioning properly. With most phones you’re covered for a year or two, so that if that happens you can take them back to the shop, and either get the staff to fix the devices, or get replacements, free of charge.
Speaker B: I’m rather clumsy when it comes to handling small things. I cant tell you how many times I’ve dropped my phone on the floor. Just the other day, my laptop slid off my lap and hit the ground. I had dozed off while I was surfing the net. Luckily they both still work. These manufacturers have done a good job with their products. I wonder how many times they threw them on the floor when they were testing them!
Speaker С: When it comes to electronic devices, the only thing I’m very good at is switching them on and off. I’m simply not very keen on them, and every year, devices get more and more complicated. I know they do lots of useful things, which I’m sure is helpful for some people. But people like me – and I cant be the only one -need simplicity. I don’t want to spend hours trying to figure out how to use something.
Speaker D: As an estate agent, I’ve got a lot of different tasks to carry out. I work independently, so I’ve had to purchase my own equipment, and I’ve had to choose wisely. I needed a mobile phone that can schedule appointments, send emails, and take photos and videos of property, and it can do much more. I think lots of people share similar needs as myself when it comes to devices. They need to do a minimum often things at once.
Speaker E: Lets face it – were not all millionaires. Most of us cant throw down a huge pile of cash when we go into an electronics shop. Devices should be made affordable for the average user. I’m a fairly picky shopper as well. If I think I’m getting ripped off I wont spend the money. I’ll wait for a sale, or I just won’t buy it. I think a lot of people are like that, which is good.
Speaker F: When I’m looking for a new device, such as a mobile phone, I have a lot of things in mind just like everybody else. I want a phone that does a multitude of things, like take good quality photos and have easy access to the internet. But on more than one occasion I’ve chosen one device over another simply because it had a sleek, more modern look that matched my style a bit better. It’s something to consider.