Высказывания и утверждения

На этой странице представлены задания на аудирование, которые предполагают прослушивание высказываний и соотнесение их с утверждениями. Данный вид теста является одним из заданий на аудирование в ОГЭ по английскому языку.

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Задание 1 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы два раза услышите пять высказываний, обозначенных буквами А, В, С, D, Е. Установите соответствие между высказываниями и утверждениями из следующего списка: к каждому высказыванию подберите соответствующее утверждение, обозначенное цифрами. Используйте каждое утверждение из списка 1—6 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение.

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1. The speaker explains why he/she is afraid of exams.
2. The speaker says that he/she enjoys taking exams.
3. The speaker talks about exam preparation.
4. The speaker talks about a successful exam experience.
5. The speaker explains why he/she failed the exam.
6. The speaker says that exams are necessary.

A – 4
B – 6
C – 3
D – 2
E – 5

Speaker A
I have already taken two exams. I learn English as a foreign language and at the end of my course in the language school I had to take an exam. At first I was afraid of it. But then I managed to concentrate on the task. I made a few mistakes but my grade was ok anyway. Later, when I had to take an exam in my Art course, I didn’t worry about it at all, and everything went fine for that one, too.
Speaker В
I know that lots of students don’t like exams. They would prefer a school without tests and exams at all. But I don’t think it’s possible. Exams help us measure the progress we’ve made and help us to understand what we need to improve. Students usually need some motivation to learn and exams are a very effective way to make them study.
Speaker С
If you want to pass your exam successfully, you should remember a few points. The first one: revise all the material you’ve learned but not on the night before the exam. That night you should have a good sleep to be able to concentrate on your tasks. Second: have a walk before you get into the classroom — it’ll help you feel more relaxed.
Speaker D
It’ll sound absolutely crazy to most students but I don’t mind exams at all. More than that, taking exams makes me feel good. It’s like doing sport for me — I have to make some effort to achieve the result and if I manage (and in most cases I do), I feel very proud of myself. High grades motivate me to learn further. Low grades, if they happen, mark an area for improvement.
Speaker E
It was my first exam and I felt frightened and uneasy. I’m quite good at mathematics but there, in the exam room, I couldn’t concentrate. The first task took me much more time than it was supposed to and I simply didn’t manage to complete the test on time. My grade was very low, I didn’t get a pass, and I have to take it again in a month.

Задание 2 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы два раза услышите пять высказываний, обозначенных буквами А, В, С, D, Е. Установите соответствие между высказываниями и утверждениями из следующего списка: к каждому высказыванию подберите соответствующее утверждение, обозначенное цифрами. Используйте каждое утверждение из списка 1—6 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение.

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The speaker talks about:
1. his/her favourite shop.
2. expensive trends for teenagers.
3. his/her favourite colours for clothes.
4. clothes popular with teenagers.
5. his/her friend’s shopping habits.
6. his/her fashion hobby.

A – 5
B – 4
C – 3
D – 1
E – 6

Speaker A
My friend Lucy is a nice person but there are things about her that drive me mad. One of them is her way of buying clothes. She actually doesn’t just buy things — she tries them on. Even when the colour of the dress doesn’t suit her at all or when the jeans are three sizes bigger than hers, she will try them on anyway. Shopping with her takes so much time and effort!
Speaker В
Young people usually prefer an active life style and this means their clothes should be comfortable, practical… and fashionable, too. The best clothes for teens have always been jeans, T-shirts and jumpers. They can be different in colours — from dark ones to bright ones, different in style — either plain or with prints and accessories, but they are always trendy and fit for any occasion.
Speaker С
I have dark brown hair and dark eyes but my mum keeps buying me clothes in beige, brown and dark blue. She says it’s elegant and practical but I definitely prefer something in light green, orange or yellow. Green is bright but it still looks natural. Yellow and orange remind me of the sun and uplift my mood. They can brighten up even a gloomy winter day!
Speaker D
I normally don’t like shopping for clothes as it takes so much time and I… simply don’t find it interesting. But when I go to see my friend, I always drop in to a shop on the corner near her house. You can find all kinds of hand-made clothes and accessories there. I bought a scarf and a pair of gloves there for myself. And I also buy all kinds of presents there for my friends.
Speaker E
I don’t think that teenagers should wear something expensive but the clothes should be in line with their personalities. There are lots of similar looking clothes in the shops but if I want something really original, I… make it myself. I enjoy making all kinds of accessories like belts, bags, hand-made jewellery and decorations. I use different materials for this — like leather, fabrics, and other things.

Задание 3 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы два раза услышите пять высказываний, обозначенных буквами А, В, С, D, Е. Установите соответствие между высказываниями и утверждениями из следующего списка: к каждому высказыванию подберите соответствующее утверждение, обозначенное цифрами. Используйте каждое утверждение из списка 1—6 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение.

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1. The speaker explains why he/she had to change school.
2. The speaker describes the school sports facilities.
3. The speaker talks about his classmates.
4. The speaker describes the school library.
5. The speaker talks about his/her favourite school subject.
6. The speaker explains why he/she was late for school.

A – 6
B – 5
C – 3
D – 1
E – 2

Speaker A:
I enjoy reading but I don’t usually have much time for it because there’s lots of homework to do. Yesterday I borrowed a book from our school library. I wanted to read it for a while before going to sleep. But the book was really interesting, I got involved and put it aside only when I had read it up to the very end. In the morning, I wasn’t able to get up on time, so I missed the school bus and got to school thirty minutes after the bell had gone.
Speaker B:
I like reading, especially historical novels. That’s why I know more than most of my classmates. Our teacher often asks me to give presentations to the whole class. I may spend hours in the library or searching the Internet for information on some historical event or some historical personality. Some of my friends think that it’s boring but it’s incredibly interesting. I’m considering taking History as my major at university.
Speaker C:
Our class is very united and we often help each other in school and in life. Yes, I’m very lucky that the people around me are friendly and supportive and there’s no bullying or fighting in class. My friends have different interests but they are all very nice people. There are those who like science, those who like sports and those who like arts but everyone enjoys school parties and school trips.
Speaker D:
It was shocking news when my parents told me about their decision to move to another city. I was completely against it. I didn’t want to leave my school — I had so many friends there! I’d just joined the school volleyball team, the best team in the area! But there was no choice — my parents had to move because of their jobs. They have good jobs but we have to move too often.
Speaker E:
I have lots of friends and most of them are my classmates. We often do homework, work in a library or do sports together. Our school is a good place for doing sports — we have a gym, a football pitch, a swimming pool and even a tennis court. The swimming pool is not very large but it’s enough for practicing different swimming strokes and for water aerobics classes. I wish we had a little skate park, too!

Задание 4 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы два раза услышите пять высказываний, обозначенных буквами А, В, С, D, Е. Установите соответствие между высказываниями и утверждениями из следующего списка: к каждому высказыванию подберите соответствующее утверждение, обозначенное цифрами. Используйте каждое утверждение из списка 1—6 только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение.

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1. The speaker talks about an animal organization.
2. The speaker believes that environmental education is very important.
3. The speaker is against keeping exotic animals as pets.
4. The speaker explains how to protect exotic animals.
5. The speaker says that common animals are disappearing.
6. The speaker talks about health reasons for keeping pets.

A – 3
B – 5
C – 1
D – 6
E – 2

Speaker A:
Lots of people in big cities want to keep pets. I think that a cat or a dog in an urban flat is ok, but I strongly disapprove of people who want to have a tiger, a monkey or a large snake at home. The unnatural environment does lots of harm to the animals and it’s very difficult to provide a balanced diet for them. It also may be inconvenient or even dangerous to the owner and people around them as wild animals are unpredictable.
Speaker B:
Sadly, we seldom, if ever, have an opportunity to see animals in the wild. There used to be lots of hares, foxes, deer and beavers in my region. My grandfather said that when a little boy, he regularly saw those animals in the nearby forest. Today’s children are more likely to see an elephant in the Zoo than a hare or a squirrel in the forest.
Speaker C:
My friends and I are fond of animals and it makes us feel worried and sad that lots of animals suffer because of people. We set up an animal lovers’ club Mowgli that helps animals survive in the urban environment. We leave food for birds, find new families for homeless cats and dogs and raise money to provide medical care for animals injured in traffic accidents.
Speaker D:
Life in big cities is really stressful and it may cause different illnesses. Some doctors believe that common pets we keep at home, like cats, dogs and birds, can prevent some illnesses. For example, people who have heart problems usually feel better if there’s a dog in the house. It’s partly because of the positive energy the animal gives and partly because regularly walking the dog makes people stronger.
Speaker E:
I think that people should know more about nature and environmental problems. I like watching educational programmes about wild life on TV, but I don’t think there are enough of them. There should be more feature films about animals and there should be more interesting books. If children learn to understand and love nature, they will never poison rivers and cut down forests for money when they grow up.

Задание 5 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний о личных достижениях. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1-5 и утверждениями A-F. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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A) The speaker nearly gave up their challenge.
В) The speaker liked the idea of helping others.
С) The speaker was too busy to overcome a problem.
D) The speaker admits to having a bad habit.
E) The speaker wanted to do something exciting.
F) The speaker didn’t accept what someone told him.

1 – В
2 – D
3 – F
4 – E
5 – A

Speaker 1: When my friends asked me to take part in a marathon to raise money for a children’s charity, I was completely unfit. I had just four months to get into shape, but I was determined to do it! The training was hard at first but I didn’t give up. Gradually, I got stronger and slowly built up my speed. The big day finally came and I completed the whole 26 miles, with the crowd cheering excitedly. And later on, when we donated the money for the needy kids, I felt so happy to be doing something worthwhile.
Speaker 2: I was worried that I was becoming a TV addict. I spent hours every evening watching all kinds of rubbish. Even at mealtimes, I had a programme playing in the background. I was really hooked. Then I decided to challenge myself. Could I go a whole week without turning the television on? It seemed impossible, but I tried to keep myself busy; I went for long walks, read books and even tidied all the kitchen cupboards! At the end of the week I realised I didn’t actually miss it at all!
Speaker 3: When I injured my legs in a car accident, the doctor said I wouldn’t walk again, but I refused to listen to him. I’m a film director and I had a great idea for a new film. Nothing was going to stop me! After six months of physiotherapy, I knew I wasn’t working my legs hard enough. I made a habit of taking a few slow painful steps every day with the help of a stick. Each day I pushed myself a little further. A year later, to my doctor’s amazement, I’m walking around my film set!
Speaker 4: I love high-adrenalin activities, so I try any extreme sport that comes my way – bungee jumping, white water rafting, you name it. Then someone suggested skydiving! Jumping out of a plane at 15.000 feet sounded like the ultimate thrill. The day arrived and the instructor and I were getting ready to jump. Suddenly my legs turned to jelly, my heart started pounding and my mouth went dry. With the help of my instructor, though, I overcame the panic attack. Next thing, I was flying through the air at a hundred miles an hour!
Speaker 5: Everyone knows me at the driving test centre. That’s because I have taken my driving test five times! Each time I got so nervous I kept making silly mistakes, failure is hard to accept, but I was such a bag of nerves I was ready to quit. Then I saw an advert for relaxation classes. They were a bit expensive, but I decided to enroll. I learnt breathing exercises and how to think more positively. Feeling more relaxed and confident, I applied to take my test for the fifth time. And guess what? I passed?

Задание 6 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1-5 и утверждениями A-F. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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A) The speaker talks about taking a break.
В) The speaker explains we need a good night’s sleep.
С) The speaker talks about the need for companionship.
D) The speaker has changed their diet.
E) The speaker says what you drink is important.
F) The speaker enjoys a home-based activity.

1 – D
2 – A
3 – F
4 – E
5 – С

Speaker 1: I knew I had to do something to break my unhealthy eating habits! My friends often asked me to go with them to eat hamburgers and usually we had a fizzy drink, like a Coke. I started putting on weight and decided to act! Now I eat the recommended five portions of fruit and vegetables a day. It has really made a difference. I look and feel much better and I enjoy life more; I’m slimmer because I’m eating less calories and healthier because the five-a-day diet helps protect you from heart disease and other illnesses.
Speaker 2: You might think that going for an afternoon nap is a lazy thing to do. In fact experts say it usually is good for you. A short sleep during the day of, say, 30 minutes refreshes and relaxes you. Your stress disappears and you get back to work with twice the energy! I make sure I don’t sleep for too long in the afternoon, though. More than 45 minutes makes me feel exhausted when I wake up. The key is to keep it short.
Speaker 3: Following a strict diet to keep in shape is not for me. Instead, I prefer to make exercise part of my daily routine. But you won’t catch me going to the gym! Far too boring. Six months ago I bought an exercise bike and set it up in my living room. Now I can entertain myself tuning in to my favourite TV channel while I’m cycling. That’s much more fun than running on a treadmill in the gym! Having a shower afterwards in your own bathroom is much nicer, too!
Speaker 4: Did you know that the human body is around 60% water? That means we need to consume two to three litres of it a day. It keeps your skin looking good and it flushes all the toxins out of the body that could otherwise cause headaches. What’s more, it can protect us from getting arthritis in the joints, which can be very painful. A glass of water half an hour before a meal means you don’t overeat and it helps your system work more effectively to absorb nutrients.
Speaker 5: Why do they say a dog is a man’s best friend? There’s no limit to the reasons. Dogs put you in a good mood and reduce your stress levels. They’re even better than human friends because they don’t criticise you or judge you. They help you make social contact, because taking a dog out into the park often means other people start chatting with you about him. I take my dog out regularly for half an hour every day. That way. I’m always sure of a brisk healthy walk.

Задание 7 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1-5 и утверждениями A-F. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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A) The speaker advises being careful where we pack our things.
B) The speaker explains the need to pack a variety of clothes.
С) The speaker says we should avoid the cost of overweight luggage.
D) The speaker says we may pack something we don’t use.
E) The speaker says holiday preparations involve more than packing.
F) The speaker thinks it’s important to keep packing simple.

1 – B
2 – E
3 – А
4 – F
5 – D

Speaker 1: I never seem to get it right when I pack my suitcase. I go for a seaside holiday with lots of light summer clothes, and then it’s freezing. Or else I’m off to the mountains to catch some snow, only to find the sun is blazing and I don’t need thick jumpers! It’s so frustrating when that kind of thing happens. Indeed, deciding what to pack can be quite a nightmare. In future, I’ll be more organised and bring one of everything. I don’t care how much it weighs…
Speaker 2: Whenever I go on holiday. I always make a checklist so I don’t forget anything. I don’t just mean packing, though that needs quite а bit of thought. It’s all those little jobs you have to remember before you leave, like locking windows or cancelling newspaper deliveries. A few minutes extra trouble before you set off can put your mind at rest. Then you can sit back and enjoy your holiday with no worries. After all, you don’t want to encourage thieves, do you?
Speaker 3: With air travel nowadays, you have to remember the things you can and can’t take in your hand baggage. Rules have become much stricter because of security issues. Last summer I made a silly mistake. I suppose I just wasn’t thinking. I packed an expensive pair of nail scissors in my hand luggage at the last minute, only to have them taken from me going through security, I was so annoyed! I should have put them in my suitcase, you see…
Speaker 4: You know how it is… You pack one nice outfit in your case so that you have the right clothes for going somewhere special. Women have more trouble than men, I think, because they have to find all the matching accessories – a bag, shoes, jewellery and so on – and before you know it your case is full. All that trouble for an outfit you only wear once or maybe twice. Now I make a point of only packing the basics.
Speaker 5: It always happens… To me, anyway. You take a book with you to read and then you never get round to it. I find you’re either too busy seeing the sights or going out with friends. And even when you do get a few spare moments, there always seems to be something more interesting to do; just sitting on your hotel balcony and enjoying the view, for instance. So now I never bother with books. They’re just an extra weight in your suitcase.

Задание 8 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1-5 и утверждениями A-F. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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A) The speaker feels that mobile phones are not worth their high cost.
В) The speaker believes that mobile phones stop children from learning to interact socially.
С) The speaker talks about the possible effect of mobile phones on health.
D) The speaker feels that mobile phones distract children from their studies.
E) The speaker believes that mobile phones are a convenient means of communication.
F) The speaker feels that children must learn that they have to work for what they want to buy

1 – С
2 – E
3 – F
4 – В
5 – D

Speaker 1: The latest thinking seems to be that mobile phones are harmless to children. There is a report in the newspapers today that states that mobiles don’t damage brain cells. Even those earlier studies that suggested there might be a problem said that children would have to use their mobiles for several hours a day in order to be at risk. Mind you, it’s probably still a good idea to limit the number of calls you make.
Speaker 2: I have bought my children cheap mobile phones because I feel that it is a practical way for me to keep in touch with them. Sometimes they’re late home from school, or they want to stay a bit longer somewhere. I can contact them at any time, which is a great relief. Also, if the kids are in trouble, they can call for help. I know people say that children with mobiles are easy targets for robbers but I don’t think that’s true. From what I’ve heard robbers are only interested in expensive phones.
Speaker 3: My son has been asking me repeatedly to buy him the latest mobile with all the newest gadgets. He tells me that his friends have the current favourite but I honestly think that paying that kind of price would just be spoiling him. I have told him that he will have to earn the money by doing some chores around the house. I think it is important to teach him about the value of money at an early age.
Speaker 4: I am worried that my son lives in a private world with his mobile phone and I find it extremely hard to control his mobile phone use. He’s an expert at texting and spends his afternoons sending and receiving hundreds of messages. He also spends hours alone in his bedroom talking on the phone or playing games. I’m worried that it’s making him antisocial. He’ll soon begin to forget what good manners are.
Speaker 5: I refuse to buy my child a mobile phone. I believe that phones draw her attention away from her lessons. There are enough distractions as it is – the TV. the Internet and so on – without having another one. Mobile phones are a particular nuisance in schools, too. I have heard my daughter say that children just put them on silent mode and secretly text or play games at the back of the classroom.

Задание 9 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1—5 и утверждениями A—F. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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A) The speaker recommends entertainment for its relaxation value.
В) The speaker refers to simpler times.
С) The speaker talks about entertainment for the brave
D) The speaker says the cost of entertainment puts people at a disadvantage.
E) The speaker refers to the wider choice of entertainment now available.
F) The speaker mentions a form of entertainment which has more than one benefit.

1 – B
2 – C
3 – D
4 – F
5 – A

Speaker 1: I can’t understand why so much money has to be spent on entertainment these days. It’s become big business. But I don’t believe people enjoy themselves any more now than their ancestors did. Instead of paying a huge bill at a fancy restaurant or something like that, people in the old days were content with less. They were quite happy to sit around the fire telling stories, playing music or having a game of cards. I think they had just as much fun as people today, and with leas expense.
Speaker 2: I’ll never forget when my parents took me on my first visit to a funfair. I was amazed at the number of rides like the rollercoaster and the big wheel. Up there you can see the whole city spread out about 100 metres below. You think you’re going to fall out and it’s really scary! I still love going. When people tell me they can’t understand why I enjoy frightening myself to death, I just laugh. After all, it’s all about the thrill of facing your fears!
Speaker 3: Because of the educational value of entertainment, it’s my view that the theatre and concerts should have cheaper tickets. That way everyone would be able to afford to go and find out about local and foreign culture in an enjoyable way -through the arts. Unfortunately, the price of seats at these events is so high these days you have to think twice about splashing out on a ticket, which I think is really unfair. That’s why I missed seeing my favourite band last month…
Speaker 4: “Don’t play video games’ They’re too violent They’ll harm your eyes. You’d be better off playing a sport and getting some exercise. What about your homework? It’s antisocial to spend so many hours on your own.” – That’s all you seem to hear about computer games, from parents, anyway. But in fact they can actually help to develop reading, spelling and coordination skills. And believe it or not, they’ve been used to distract children from painful medical treatments and even as a form of physiotherapy if you’ve injured your arm!
Speaker 5: Entertainment is not really just down to going out and spending money, for me, at least. It can be simply anything that helps you get away from your stressful daily routine. There’s nothing quite like getting out in the garden and tending your plants or having a few good friends around and cooking a nice meal for them. I must admit, my personal favourite is lying in bed on a Sunday morning with an interesting book end not being in a rush to get up!

Задание 10 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1—5 и утверждениями A—F. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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A) The speaker wants to move house.
В) The speaker prefers a peaceful way of life.
С) The speaker lives in a city.
D) The speaker thinks nice surroundings are important.
E) The speaker has an active social life.
F) The speaker has a busy lifestyle.

1 – С
2 – В
3 – А
4 – F
5 – E

Speaker 1: A lot of people complain about the traffic where I live, but I can’t say I mind it, really, and I like the fact that there is always something to do after work. I live in a flat in the centre and although it is very small and the neighbours sometimes make a lot of noise, it’s conveniently close to the library where I work and the shops, so it’s not too bad. I only wish things were more affordable.
Speaker 2: I suppose after a difficult day at work, all I want to do is relax and just take it easy. I might get into a nice warm bath and listen to music through my headphones or go for a long evening walk. In winter I often just curl up in an armchair in front of the fire with a good book. At the weekends I enjoy gardening. I wouldn’t want a large garden, though. I’m quite happy just pottering around on my balcony looking after the plants there. Some people are always on the go, but that’s just not for me.
Speaker 3: I hardly ever get to see my friends as most of them live on the other side of town, it’s a difficult area to get to by public transport and I don’t drive. That means I’m lucky if I see them once every six months or so. I don’t have a problem with my surroundings – there are some very pretty parks around here. My neighbours are all right, too, but I feel rather isolated here. I miss going out and having everything I need nearby. I think it was a mistake to come here and I am going to look for a new place soon.
Speaker 4: There are just never enough hours in the day. From the minute I wake up in the morning, it’s non-stop with work all day and then my evening classes to get a Master’s degree. There’s a lot of reading, as you can imagine, so I don’t really have time to go out much, or pay attention to what’s going on in the area. But I don’t mind. I prefer to make a point of going to bed early so I have plenty of energy to keep up with everything I have to do each day.
Speaker 5: I’m always out with my friends. We like going to the cinema or going shopping. You find such lovely shopping centres about nowadays that you always come home loaded with goodies. I look forward to going out at the weekends when I can stay out late. My friends and I often go to parties or concerts. In the summer we are always at the beach and often stay there late just talking for hours. I can’t stand staying home, it’s much more fun to be out with people you know.

Задание 11 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1—5 и утверждениями A—F. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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A) The speaker talks about а wedding.
В) The speaker describes a seaside festival.
С) The speaker talks about a party.
D) The speaker describes a two-day festival.
E) The speaker talks about an ancient festival.
F) The speaker talks about a flower festival.

1 – E
2 – D
3 – А
4 – В
5 – С

Speaker 1: I love boats and when I went on holiday to China I saw the most amazing festival. It was the Duanwu Festival, otherwise known as the Double Fifth because it is traditionally held on the fifth day of the fifth month of the Chinese calendar. It is most well known, though, by the name of the Dragon Boat Festival. The dragon boats race each other and are decorated like dragons with colourful heads and tails. The tradition of dragon boat racing started about 2.000 years ago to honour Qu Yuan, who was a loyal supporter of China. Of course, nowadays, the sport is internationally recognised.
Speaker 2: I’m from India and each year in early March we celebrate Holi. On the first evening of the festival we light fires to keep away evil spirits. Everybody loves the second day because we throw coloured powder and water over everyone, this represents energy, joy and life. Everyone is covered with vivid orange, yellow, red, blue, green and purple. It’s best if you wear white clothes because the colours look great, you know, like a rainbow! It may sound messy but it’s a great way of bringing people together!
Speaker 3: I’m always anxious about being invited to one of these celebrations because I never know what to wear. It’s not only the happy couple who are under the spotlight. It’s everybody. Honestly, I’d be happy in casual clothes but it’s traditional to dress up. I’ve spent many evenings phoning my friends and discussing what colour to wear. White is forbidden, of course. That’s only for the bride. Most countries seem to have that rule, don’t they? Anyway, I’ll have to buy something soon, the ceremony is in two weeks!
Speaker 4: My friend lives in a large city on the coast. When I visited her last summer, they were holding a festival along the waterfront. The weather was glorious so we headed off to the port to see what was going on. There was a replica of a 15th century ship as well as the Tall Ships’ Race. There were other exciting things such as free sailing lessons and beach theatre, where they perform plays from all over the world. It lasted four days and it was wonderful.
Speaker 5: It’s great meeting friends and having a good time. One of my friends got married recently. After a month abroad on honeymoon, she and her husband are now back and settled into their new house. They have decided they want to arrange a small get-together for a few close friends to celebrate their first home. I don’t want to turn up empty-handed. I’ll probably bake a cake and buy some flowers to wish them good luck. Actually, I’m really looking forward to seeing my friends again and having a good time laughing and dancing.

Задание 12 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего 1—5 и утверждениями A—F. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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A) The speaker describes a funny incident.
В) The speaker felt proud of an achievement.
С) The speaker felt very frightened.
D) The speaker describes an embarrassing incident.
E) The speaker felt very nervous about doing something.
F) The speaker received a pleasant surprise.

1 – D
2 – С
3 – A
4 – F
5 – E

Speaker 1: It was absolutely dreadful. Everyone was staring at me. I turned bright red and wished I were a thousand miles away. I could never have imagined walking out on stage to receive my degree in front of all those people only to fall flat on my face. People tried not to laugh, but I guess I must have looked pretty amusing. My mum says I’m making a fuss about nothing. She thinks I should be proud to have been awarded a first class grade. But she didn’t have to hear all the jokes about it afterwards from the other students.
Speaker 2: My heart was beating like mad. It was so dark that I couldn’t see a thing. I managed to find matches and light a candle. I knew I was alone in the house, so what were those noises coming from upstairs? Now when I think back on it I’m so ashamed. It was silly to have been so terrified. I crept slowly up the stairs holding a frying pan and as my brother came around the corner I almost hit him with it. Fortunately, I recognized who it was just in time, or he could have had a very nasty bump on his head. Looking back, I can see the funny side of it but at the time I was scared to death.
Speaker 3: The whole thing was hilarious. I told Jane I would be waiting at the park bench by the duck pond wearing а blue hat. I arrived late and saw her walking towards the bench, then suddenly she hugged a stranger wearing a blue hat. The stranger stood up, staring at Jane in shock. Then Jane spotted me walking towards her and we both laughed! After all, it was a simple mistake, so nothing to be ashamed about.
Speaker 4: Call it luck or chance, it was an amazing coincidence. My friend Paul had been looking for a job for some time. I hadn’t seen him for at least a month. Then one morning at work I looked up from my desk and there he was right in front of me with a big smile on his face. I was so astonished. I didn’t know what to say. He had not only got a job at the same company as me but I was thrilled to hear we would be working together, too. It’s strange how things turn out sometimes.
Speaker 5: I’ll never forget the feeling of stage fright. This was a big step for me. I mean the thought of talking to a crowd that large made my stomach chum. As I was waiting, I began to sweat and my legs felt weak. Thoughts like “What am I doing here?” or “I can’t do this” were racing through my head. Just when I was ready to turn around and run off the stage, they announced my name. I smiled anxiously and walked over to the microphone. Surprisingly enough, it went okay, but I definitely don’t want to go through that again!

Задание 13 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A—E и утверждениями 1—6. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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1. The speaker talks about how it’s easy to get music.
2. The speaker explains that he/she has a future in music.
3. The speaker talks about the complete lack of good music.
4. The speaker describes something that will probably disappear.
5. The speaker explains when and where he/she likes to hear music.
6. The speaker describes two different styles of music.

A – 5
B – 1
C – 6
D – 2
E – 4

Speaker A: I love going to outdoor concerts, especially during the summer months, in the evening, just before the sun’s gone down and the temperature starts to cool a bit. It’s a great way to relax, listen to music and enjoy yourself. You can even dance and move around a bit if you like. If you’re lucky, you’ll find a nice patch of grass where you can sit down for a while and sip on some refreshing drinks with friends. Who wouldn’t like that?
Speaker В: I’m a huge fan of the digital music revolution. I love being able to download any song I want and listen to it on a device that fits in my pocket. There’s no end to what kind of music you can get in this format, because it seems like nearly every tune ever made has been put into this computerised form. I also like the fact that you can buy just one song, and not an entire album. That’s less expensive, in my opinion.
Speaker С: I think music’s changed quite a lot since my parents’ day. Nowadays, I think there’s a lot of electronic instruments in use, and that’s kind of disappointing. I’ve listened to a few of my mum’s old records, and I like the real guitars and drums without the electronic sound. I like the real voices too, not ones that have been changed digitally. I think there’s quite a lot of real music out there these days, but there’s also lots of competition from pop bands and so on.
Speaker D: I’ve been playing in a band for a couple of years now. I can’t say I’m ready to quit my job to become a full-time musician, but I think my band mates and I have got a good thing going on. We’ve almost got enough music to put an album together, and then we’re going to try and save up enough money to record it. It’s expensive, being a musician, but if we make it big, money won’t be a problem any more.
Speaker E: I think record shops will become a thing of the past. I realise it’s much more convenient to buy digital music, and I’m not against that. But I miss hanging out in a record shop, looking at all the album covers, running into people you know who love music also. It was a social thing. Sure, there are still some record shops around, but I imagine they’re having a tough time. I feel sorry for them!

Задание 14 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A—E и утверждениями 1—6. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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1. The speaker talks about saving money when he/she goes out.
2. The speaker explains how trying something new can be positive.
3. The speaker describes thinking of his/her appearance in public.
4. The speaker describes working at a place where people meet.
5. The speaker explains how going out helps to reduce stress.
6. The speaker talks about going out to popular places.

A – 3
B – 6
C – 5
D – 1
E – 2

Speaker A: Going out can sometimes be a bit stressful. You know you’re going to be around friends, and you’re going to have a great time. It should be as simple as that, right? But I often find myself putting a lot of effort into it. I spend a few minutes, maybe half an hour – at the worst a whole hour – looking for the perfect outfit to wear. If I don’t find something, you know I’ll be late!
Speaker В: I go out probably three times a week these days. I didn’t use to go out so often, but since I stopped my evening job I’ve had more free time. My favourite places to go are cafés. A couple of new ones have recently opened up in my area. I really like the one that’s just opened across from the park. It’s very fashionable and all the cool people hang out there. Sometimes it’s so busy it’s hard to find a table!
Speaker С: People go out for many reasons – to hang out with friends, get out of the house or just have a good time. It may not seem like a necessity, but going out is actually a great way to relax and take your mind off a hard day of studying or working, to celebrate after your exams, things like that. This must be good for our mental health, don’t you think?
Speaker D: Going out is a popular activity for young people. I should know – I’m one of them! When my friends and I go out, we make smart decisions about where we’re going. We often go to places where they’ve got something on offer – for example, the pizza place down the road from my house. On Tuesdays, they give you a 2-for-1 Pizza Special. Who could pass up a deal like that?
Speaker E: My friends and I hang out in one of our favourite places once a week or so. But lately I’ve been feeling a bit bored with that routine. I suggested to everyone that we go bowling instead, for a change. They weren’t really into the idea at first, but I begged them to go just once. We went last weekend and we had such a great time. None of us played very well, but just doing something different was exciting.

Задание 15 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A—E и утверждениями 1—6. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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1. The speaker thinks it’s a cultural shock.
2. The speaker talks about the hair factor.
3. The speaker says there are no problems.
4. The speaker talks about a live example.
5. The speaker says it’s much more than good looks.
6. The speaker talks about a strange diet.

A – 3
B – 5
C – 6
D – 4
E – 2

Speaker A:
Lee Redmond from the USA has the longest nails in the world. Their length is about 7.5 meters. Lee has been growing her nails since 1979. Every day she treats them with warm olive oil and nails hardener and says she can do almost everything about the house easily.
Speaker В:
In some ancient cultures people drew a red circle round their mouths to make sure that their souls couldn’t fly out. They also believed that the red circle would stop the devil from getting in. Eye shadow round the eyes was very important too. People thought it could protect them from the Evil Eye.
Speaker С:
In Mauritania a girl was considered to be beautiful only if she weighed 150 kg and was no taller than 160 cm. To make their daughters more attractive to future husbands the mothers forced them to eat a lot of dates and drink about five liters of milk a day.
Speaker D:
A schoolteacher has shaven her head to warn her pupils about the dangers of dyeing their hair. ‘I consider my pupils as my own children and this is why I wanted to show them something they would remember. And I don’t want them to say they didn’t know about the risks of hair dyeing,’ she explains. She adds that when she entered the classroom and took off her hat, the pupils were speechless.
Speaker E:
The majority of women and teen girls say that hair is important to their idea of beauty. More than seven in 10 women agree that it is difficult for a woman to feel beautiful if she doesn’t like her hair. Fortunately, most women (58%) are happy with their hair. 86% of women and 85% of teen girls agree that changing the length, colour or style of hair allows women to express different parts of their personality.

Задание 16 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A—E и утверждениями 1—6. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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1. The speaker doesn’t object going to school by tram.
2. The speaker usually goes to school by car.
3. The speaker usually goes to school by underground.
4. The speaker prefers to go to school by bus.
5. The speaker likes going to school by bike.
6. The speaker is happy to go to school by skateboard.

A – 4
B – 5
C – 2
D – 6
E – 3

Speaker A:
I think this is a great way of going to school or to the shops. I use it all the time. This is a cheap way of travelling as the ticket is not very expensive, and you can use it in cities or for longer distances. I’ve always travelled to school and as far as I know, many of my classmates do the same. It’s true that sometimes you have to wait a long time, but I don’t mind that. And sometimes there are lots of people, it’s a bit crowded, but I don’t think that’s a big problem. The most unpleasant thing is to get stuck in a traffic jam, because then you never know when you get to school.
Speaker В:
I like this method because it’s a good way of keeping fit, and it’s fast. I’ve done it for about a year now. I don’t mean winter of course. When the weather is bad, I sometimes take the bus, but I try not to. And most important — I don’t care about big traffic jams. I can go through the park, and take the shortest way, so it’s usually quicker. I carry my books in a basket on the front. The main problem is that I have to leave it at school, and sometimes I worry that someone is going to take it. It’s not very nice when someone steals it, is it?
Speaker С:
I usually go to school this way, because I live a long way from school, and it’s a very difficult journey by bus. You have to change buses twice and it takes ages. I’ve tried cycling but I get very tired when I get to school. Besides, I can’t do that in winter. So my dad usually takes me. We talk on the way, or I check my homework. Going to school is fine, but I sometimes have problems coming home. I often have to wait for my dad, but it’s still quicker than by bus.
Speaker D:
I think this way of travelling is fun. I don’t live very far from school, so I can travel this way along the pavement. It’s true, some people don’t like this. They think it’s dangerous, and they say that pavements are for walking. Sometimes they shout at me. I don’t agree with them, of course. I think this is a modern way of travelling short distances for kids. It’s better than a bike too. When it rains, or you feel tired, you can hang it over your shoulder and walk.
Speaker E:
This is the best kind of transport for such a big city. I’m lucky to live not far from the station, I just have to walk five minutes. And the moment I get in, I care neither about the weather nor about the traffic. Of course, it can be a bit crowded in rush hours, but otherwise it’s very comfortable. It’s cool in hot weather and warm in cold weather. But most important, it’s the quickest way. I just can’t imagine city life without it.

Задание 17 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A—E и утверждениями 1—6. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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1. The speaker speaks about the right way to dress.
2. The speaker thinks it’s a pretty bad mistake.
3. The speaker talks about some steps for better health.
4. The speaker talks about British character.
5. The speaker thinks they dislike you.
6. The speaker thinks it’s a usual thing in Britain.

A – 2
B – 4
C – 1
D – 3
E – 6

Speaker A:
The British like forming queues. They queue up when waiting for a bus, theatre tickets, in shops. They don’t like it when a person gets on a bus without waiting his turn. The British may get really annoyed with queue-jumpers — people who don’t wait their turn in the queue.
Speaker В:
The British, especially the English, are more reserved than the people of many other countries. They don’t like to show their emotions. They usually don’t easily get into conversation with strangers. They don’t like personal questions (for example, how much money they earn or about their family life). They take more time to make friends. They would like to know you better before they ask you home. So don’t be upset if your English friends don’t invite you home.
Speaker С:
These days most people in Britain do not wear very formal clothes. Of course, when they are ‘on duty’they have to obey certain rules. You cannot imagine a bank employee without a suit or a tie. But when he is no longer ‘at work’, he can put on an old sweater and jeans, sometimes with holes in them.
Speaker D:
In recent years smoking has received a lot of bad publicity, and fewer people now smoke. There is no more smoking on the London Underground, in cinemas and theatres and most buses. Many companies have banned smoking from their offices and canteens. And non-smokers can be rude to smokers who break the rule and smoke in public places.
Speaker E:
In some countries it is considered bad manners to eat in the street. In Britain it is quite common to see people having a snack while walking down the road, especially at lunchtime. Nobody pays attention to it as it seems quite natural.

Задание 18 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A—E и утверждениями 1—6. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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1. The speaker talks about drinking coffee day and night.
2. The speaker talks about good relaxation with friends.
3. The speaker talks about the importance of being fit.
4. The speaker talks about watching the time carefully.
5. The speaker talks about short breaks.
6. The speaker talks about a good night sleep before exams.

A – 6
B – 3
C – 5
D – 2
E – 4

Speaker A:
When examination time comes, I try to stay awake by drinking cups of coffee while I am studying. But the most important thing for me is to make sure I sleep well the night before the examination. I need at least eight hours a night to feel really energetic the next day. It really wouldn’t help if I stayed up late studying because I would be too tired the next day to do my best.
Speaker В:
Some people give up everything to spend their time studying, but I still meet up with my friends. As well as that, I do a lot of exercise and what’s more I have a good long walk or jog the night before my exam. I know that my brain will function better if I am in a good shape.
Speaker С:
I know that I can only concentrate for a limited time, so I stop every hour for ten minutes when I am getting ready for my exams. I may go for a walk to clear my head, or just sit and think about something. After that it’s much easier to go back to my books.
Speaker D:
The night before the exams I go out with my friends. I don’t believe in last minute revision. We usually go for a walk, or watch a video, preferably a comedy. It’s good to laugh a lot and to see the funny side of things when there is so much hard work to do the next day.
Speaker E:
I usually panic at exams, so I plan how much time I will need for each question. I try to ignore all those people around me, who are writing really fast and never solve a question until I have thought about it and made some notes.

Задание 19 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A—E и утверждениями 1—6. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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1. The speaker talks about the symbolic meaning of colours.
2. The speaker says how colours influence our health.
3. The speaker talks about the meaning of colours in the wildlife.
4. The speaker talks about the emotional influence of colour.
5. The speaker talks about the history of body art.
6. The speaker says how the attitude towards colours changed.

A – 6
B – 5
C – 4
D – 1
E – 3

Speaker A:
Colours have always been important for humans. In many ancient civilisations, people painted coloured circles and lines around their eyes and mouths. Originally they did this to please the gods and scare away evil spirits. But they soon realised that colour could be used to make their faces and bodies beautiful — and cosmetics were born.
Speaker В:
Body painting is one of the most ancient arts of humankind and today it is coming back into fashion. Until recently, only men used tattoos on their bodies. Now, however, they can be seen on many women and girls, too. Girls who don’t want to have tattoos use removable transfers to decorate their arms and legs.
Speaker С:
The colours of our clothes are also very important. For example, wearing a red sweater or jacket can increase your energy. But if you wear it too long, you can start to feel impatient or aggressive. The colour green, on the other hand, is known to calm the nerves and soothe emotions. Blue colour is supposed to be the colour of balance and harmony.
Speaker D:
For the mysterious Aztec and Maya civilisations every colour had a meaning, either positive or negative. For example, yellow was the symbol of the sun, and blue meant the person had royal ancestors. Red stood for blood. Black symbolised war and death. In ancient Egypt, gold was the sign of power.
Speaker E:
In nature very bright colours, such as yellow, red and orange are used both to warn and to attract. Birds, reptiles, fish and insects use brilliant combinations of colours to attract mates. Butterflies are an excellent example. Some animals also use bright colours to warn their enemies that they are nasty and poisonous.

Задание 20 на высказывания и утверждения

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Вы услышите 5 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего A—E и утверждениями 1—6. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей буквой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

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1. The speaker talks about a detective film.
2. The speaker gets frightened by a horror film.
3. The speaker gives his/her opinion of a documentary.
4. The speaker is happy to watch a comedy.
5. The speaker talks about a science fiction film.
6. The speaker is deeply touched by a romance.

A – 3
B – 4
C – 2
D – 1
E – 5

Speaker A:
In fact the film is based on real events which actually happened to some austronauts during one of their missions to space… I thought it would be very interesting because it shows how many things can go wrong… But I was very disappointed…
Speaker В:
Oh, this film is absolutely hilarious!… You can’t imagine what situations this guy goes through. There are some amazing scenes at airports… But the best part is when he finds out what’s inside the box… It’s a joke!
Speaker С:
It’s about a man, Mr Rattle, who uses magic to turn people into insects and then keeps them in his house… Oh, believe me, there are some really scary scenes, especially when Mr Rattle himself turns into monster… However, the main event of the film is when one of his victims manages to run away and is chased by the monster…
Speaker D:
It’s about an elderly couple who look quite nice and respectable but in fact they go around murdering people… That was really unexpected. There was also a lot of suspense. All in all it was a good film but I don’t think it’s one of those films that I’d like to see again.
Speaker E:
This film is really one of the best I’ve ever seen. It’s about those ugly creatures who want to take over our Solar System. I wouldn’t mind watching it once more as it’s got loads of action and the special effects are really amazing.