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).
A) Mike’s administrative work was very well paid.
В) Mary did not do well at University because she had to earn her living.
С) Mary was younger than the other students at her university.
D) Mary thinks that regular classes are rather time-consuming.
E) Mary thinks that she can’t study better than when she was younger.
F) Distance learning seems to be very convenient for Mary.
G) Mike does not feel disappointed about going to University.
A) Mike’s administrative work was very well paid. FALSE
В) Mary did not do well at University because she had to earn her living. NOT STATED
С) Mary was younger than the other students at her university. FALSE
D) Mary thinks that regular classes are rather time-consuming. NOT STATED
E) Mary thinks that she can’t study better than when she was younger. FALSE
F) Distance learning seems to be very convenient for Mary. TRUE
G) Mike does not feel disappointed about going to University. TRUE
Mike: I’m 39 now and I resumed my studies when my son started Grade One. Now I’m very happy that I made up my mind to do this. I’ll be graduating in April and hopefully start teaching high school English in September.
Mary: What had you been doing before you went to university?
Mike: I had been doing administrative work for 13 years, straight out of high school. I had got very tired and fed up with the low pay and the monotonous nature of the work. So I started university.
Mary: That’s a right decision, indeed. As for me, I went to university at more or less the normal age. I was actually 21 at the time. But I did so miserably that the university suggested that I not return. Since then I’ve been basically wasting my time.
Mike: And what are your plans?
Mary: You see, one day I was fiddling around on the web and found some information about distance learning. It’s fabulous if you can’t take the time out to go to people-ridden classes, because you can work it around your own schedule.
Mike: Yes, I think the fact that you can do the work in your own space and your own time is really helping.
Mary: Of course, I will have deadlines to meet, but they’re not the same as the in-class sort. Handing things in doesn’t depend on anyone else’s office hours or class times, which is really handy. I will only have to contact my tutors when I want to or need to, or when I’m required to do an oral quiz or exam.
Mike: I think it’s a very good idea. Going to university was the best thing I have ever done. I found it was more fun than I expected, and the benefits outweighed the disadvantages. I learned so much about myself, and I’m very proud of my accomplishments!
Mary: And I expect my ability to study to be much better than it used to be and things come much more easily. While I still see doing some of the work as a chore, at least this time around I’m actually enjoying it.