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. Action is the key to success.
2. You shouldn’t be afraid of difficulties.
3. You can’t move forward without looking back.
4. Be prepared to expand your horizons.
5. Believe in yourself and never give up.
6. We should be responsible for our actions.
7. Every person can make a difference in our world.
A – 7
B – 6
С – 3
D – 2
E – 1
F – 4
Too frequently we think we have to do spectacular things. Yet if we remember that the sea is actually made up of drops of water and each drop counts, each one of us can do our little bit where we are. Those little bits can come together and almost overwhelm the world. Each of us can make a contribution. Every day, everyone can make the world a better place. It’s simple; it’s quick and it is free. All it requires is to change the day of everyone you come into contact with in a positive way.
We’ve been very arrogant in assuming that there’s a sharp line dividing us from the rest of the animal kingdom. We are not the only beings on this planet with personalities, minds, and, above all, emotions. We need to be more respectful. The most important thing we can do to try to get out of the mess we’ve made on this planet is to spend time thinking about the consequences of the choices we make. What do we eat? How was it grown? Could we make it in a way that is less damaging to the environment? If we start thinking like that, inevitably people will make changes.
You should know about the good things that happened before. Learn from the past what matters in the present. Fill your brain with as much information as you can. Look at everything, know everything and develop a critical mind. History, theory, and criticism are the three fundamental elements to grow in a professional life. History will provide you with the tools for understanding. Theory will be the philosophy of why you’re doing it. And criticism will provide you with the ability to continually master what you are doing. Play with these tools and you can do pretty good things.
Wounds that can’t be seen are more painful than those that can be seen and cured by a doctor. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear but the triumph over it. I felt fear myself more times than I can remember, but I hid it behind a mask of boldness. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid but he who conquers fear. Where people of goodwill get together and transcend their differences for the common good, peaceful and just solutions can be found, even for those problems that seem most intractable.
The advice I’d like to give to young artists is not to wait around for inspiration. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightning to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself. If you’re sitting around trying to dream up a great art idea, you can sit there for a long time before anything happens. Any day when you just do a little something, all those little pieces of something add up and you keep moving forward.
Whenever I had opportunities to study, I used them and then accepted the results as they came out. When it looked like I could get my way into the space program, I felt it was important to improve my professional knowledge. We need a deep thinker, a person who can think ahead and be creative, a person who can look beyond the immediate problem. If we keep looking at only where our feet are going, we may walk off a cliff. We may miss a great opportunity. But if we can look up and look ahead, there’s a greater chance that we’ll live more productive lives.