Аудирование в формате ЕГЭ – Вариант 4

Предлагаем попробовать свои силы и выполнить полное аудирование в формате ЕГЭ. Ответы и полные тексты к аудио даны в спойлерах. Здесь представлен вариант 4.

Задание 1

Вы услышите 6 высказываний. Установите соответствие между высказываниями каждого говорящего А-F и утверждениями, данными в списке 1-7. Используйте каждое утверждение, обозначенное соответствующей цифрой, только один раз. В задании есть одно лишнее утверждение. Вы услышите запись дважды.

Play Задание 1

1. Suspense and mystery keep readers entertained to the end.
2. A sweet tale of romance can warm the reader’s heart.
3. Some of the best stories are told through pictures, rather than words.
4. Some stories describe technological advancements yet to be seen.
5. Our behaviour can be improved by looking back in time.
6. Reality is sometimes more entertaining than fantasy.
7. Reading about another person’s life can bring meaning to our own.


A – 6
B – 5
C – 1
D – 7
E – 4
F – 2

Speaker A: They say that some of the strangest stories you’ll ever encounter are about events that happened in real life. When we read about something unbelievable, but then find out its true, our shock and bewilderment are even greater, and I think we enjoy this feeling. This can be the case with amazing tales of human survival, or a rags-to-riches story. It also applies to geological events, or the objects astronomers have found in space.

Speaker В: Historical conflicts are a terrible thing, but there are lessons to be learned from reading about them. We can see the mistakes that mankind made so many years ago, and we can use them as an example of what not to do now. It’s hard to believe that some of the mistakes in the past get repeated, but people have short memories. That’s why it’s important to study these periodsу so we make better decisions today.

Speaker С: Have you ever read a book that was so compelling, you couldn’t put it down? Л real page-turner, in which you sit reading for hours and ignore everything else? Even hunger and thirst cant tear you away from the story This is what a really well-written murder mystery is like. You want to know who killed off the leading character and you can’t turn the pages fast enough to find out!

Speaker D: We all try to achieve greatness in our lives in our very own way. It may seem as though the things we do are trivial and meaningless at times, but as the great Mahatma Gandhi once said, even the most insignificant things we do are important for our lives. Reading about great people such as him allows us to understand our own existence. It helps us realise that even the small things we do are to be cherished.

Speaker E: A good writer has to be imaginative, especially when writing science fiction. If the writer succeeds, they may invent an idea that actually becomes reality. Take headphones, for example. Before they were invented, they were the stuff of novels. No one could picture a tiny speaker small enough to fit inside your ear. Now it seems everyone’s got a pair. Who knows what’s in today’s novels that will become a reality later on?

Speaker F: A good book can take us away to another world that we sometimes wish were a reality. Let’s face it, life is rarely quite as exciting as what you can read in the pages of a novel. This is true of our expectations in life and our most tender emotions. A story about love can actually help us to understand our own feelings for the people we care about especially when our daily routines make life a bit dull.

Задание 2

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).

Play Задание 2

A) Gareth twice had problems sleeping during the night.
В) Gareth’s dad is going to cut branches from the tree.
С) Gareth decides to miss football practice in order to get more sleep.
D) Margie had a coke earlier in the day.
E) Neither Gareth nor Margie enjoy drinking coffee.
F) Margie’s next lesson is in maths.
G) Gareth doesn’t like the English lit teacher.


A – 1
B – 2
C – 2
D – 3
E – 1
F – 3
G – 2

Margie: Hey Gareth, you look a bit tired. Is everything OK?

Gareth: I didn’t sleep well last night because of the storm. It was so windy and there’s an old tree near my bedroom. The wind was causing the tree branches to bang against the window.

Margie: Oh, that’s terrible. I heard the storm before I fell asleep, but I was able to block out he noise. And once I’m asleep, it’s hard to wake me up.

Gareth: I had so much trouble falling asleep. Eventually I did, around I am. Then I woke up again in the middle of the night. It was awful! The branches were still banging on the window. My dad said he would get someone to cut those branches off. Our neighbour could probably do it. Anyway, I guess I’ll sleep well tonight!

Margie: Yeah, take it easy today. I hope you don’t have a lot to do.

Gareth: I’ve got football practice after school. I hope I don’t collapse on the field! Maybe it’ll make me feel better to run and get some exercise. But really, I’d rather just go back to bed!

Margie: Why don’t you have a coke? Maybe the caffeine will help you wake up. I would suggest coffee, but I hate the taste of it.

Gareth: Actually I’ve had a coke already for that reason. It helped a little bit, but not as much as I’d hoped. I don’t drink too many of those because they contain a lot of sugar. I’m with you about the coffee. I don’t like it either.

Margie: I hope you’re able to get through your classes today. I know if I’m very tired, it’s hard to pay attention to lessons. That’s especially true in maths. It takes all your brain power to learn numbers.

Gareth: I’m pretty good with maths. Actually I enjoy it quite a bit. That might help keep me alert. I’m not a huge fan of English lit. It’s not that I don’t like the subject, but the lessons are sometimes a bit long-winded, and I get bored.

Margie: I know what you mean. Mr Davis seems very passionate about the subject, though.

Gareth: Oh yes, Mr Davis is a great guy, I just wish the classes were a little more interactive.

Margie: I hope you make it through the day OK.

Gareth: Thanks, Margie. See you later!

Задание 3

Вы услышите интервью. В заданиях выберите правильный вариант ответа. Вы услышите запись дважды.

Play Задание 3

1. Lori says a zorb ball is …
1) larger than a car.
2) made of a very hard material.
3) capable of holding two people. Ответ:

2. What keeps the ball from rolling off the path?
1) Trained personnel.
2) Wooden railings.
3) The riders. Ответ:

3. How does Lori describe her zorbing experience?
1) She felt sick the first time.
2) She wanted to do it again and again.
3) She likes it better than a roller coaster. Ответ:

4. Lori says the zorb runs …
1) are like going down a motorway.
2) last for a few minutes.
3) spin a rider over several times. Ответ:

5. Where is the zorbing park located?
1) On the edge of town.
2) In an open meadow.
3) In a wooded area. Ответ:

6. Lori says the other type of zorb b a ll…
1) doesn’t spin the rider.
2) is for experienced riders.
3) rolls over water. Ответ:

7. Which of these other activities can you do at the zorbing park?
1) Take swimming lessons.
2) Go on some walks.
3) Have a barbecue.


1 – 3
2 – 2
3 – 2
4 – 3
5 – 3
6 – 1
7 – 2

Presenter: Hi and welcome to our programme, Time for Fun. With us today is Lori French, who works at a zorbing park just outside town. Thanks for joining us, Lori.

Speaker: Thanks for having me!

Presenter: Explain to our listeners what zorbing is.

Speaker: Well, zorbing involves riding inside a gigantic ball. In fact, it’s almost as wide as a car. It’s made of a flexible plastic material, and there’s an inside compartment where a person or two people sit, which is attached to the outer ball. Between the inside and the outside is empty space. This allows the ball to roll or bounce safely over the ground.

Presenter: So it’s a big ball inside an even bigger one, is it?

Speaker: That’s right. Once you’re inside the ball, you roll down a hill – not a steep one, of course. And because it’s soft and bouncy inside the ball, you don’t get hurt. At our zorbing park, we have a hill with a slight incline, with wooden railings on the left and right sides of the zorbing path to keep the ball on track. The ball rolls slowly down the hill at first. It picks up speed as it rolls, but it’s only a few metres to the bottom, so it never goes too fast.

Presenter: That sounds like a lot of fun. I take it you’ve tried it yourself, have you?

Speaker: Oh, yes. All the personnel at the park have to try it at least once as part of our training. It’s quite addictive, so once is never enough! It’s like a roller coaster ride, you know. It’s a lot of fun, but you have to like those sorts of things. It’s not for those with a weak stomach! We inform people what it’s like before they try it. We don’t want anyone getting sick.

Presenter: I love roller coaster rides, so I imagine I would like this.

Speaker: Oh, you should give it a try! Our zorb balls have got seats fitted inside with straps that keep you steady in the ball. A typical zorb run lasts about a minute, so it spins you round about a dozen times. And with our specially designed path, you needn’t worry your zorb balls going to roll away and land on a motorway somewhere!

Presenter: Well that’s good! Where can people find your zorbing park?

Speaker: Its about 20 kilometres outside of town, in Kings Forest. It’s a beautiful location surrounded by lush nature, and we’ve got a park area nearby for picnics. Of course, we suggest eating after your zorb run!

Presenter: Yes, that sounds wise! Is there a more challenging hill for experienced zorbers?

Speaker: Actually, no. We’ve got two zorbing paths on the same hill. What we do offer is a type of zorbing ball that doesn’t have seats, but inside, it’s been filled with a small amount of water. As the ball rolls, the rider slips about inside without spinning round. It’s more like being on a water slide.

Presenter: Are there other activities to do at your zorbing park?

Speaker: As I said, there’s a picnic area. We also have a camping area, so you can camp out for a few days, but barbecues are not permitted. There are lots of nature trails in the forest and there’s a river nearby. You could even do some swimming in the summer months if you like…