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. Zoe did not expect to be a teacher after leaving school at sixteen.
B. Zoe did not continue her studies at college.
C. Zoe says her parents were teachers.
D. Zoe misunderstood the taxi driver’s remark.
E. Zoe settled down the moment she arrived in Britain.
F. Zoe wants her book to attract readers of different nationalities.
G. Zoe thinks life turns out as we intend it to.
A. Zoe did not expect to be a teacher after leaving school at sixteen. FALSE
B. Zoe did not continue her studies at college. TRUE
C. Zoe says her parents were teachers. NOT STATED
D. Zoe misunderstood the taxi driver’s remark. TRUE
E. Zoe settled down the moment she arrived in Britain. FALSE
F. Zoe wants her book to attract readers of different nationalities. TRUE
G. Zoe thinks life turns out as we intend it to. FALSE
Interviewer: Each week we invite different people into the studio to talk about their career. This week our guest is a TV actress Zoe Fisher. Zoe, welcome to our programme. I suppose the first thing we all want to know is how you started your career. Have you always wanted to be an actress?
Zoe Fisher: No, of course not. When I was a little girl at school, I always used to say, ‘I’m going to be a teacher when I grow up.’ I really believed my dream would come true, even though I left school at 16.1 had to leave because I was one of six children and my parents couldn’t afford to keep me there. That was one of the saddest days of my life because I loved going to school.
Interviewer: So what did you do?
Zoe Fisher: Anyway, after leaving school I went to work in the chief accountant’s office of a bank. I had intended studying in the evenings at college but I got involved with an amateur theatrical group and a few years later I applied for, and got a job in children’s television.
Interviewer: When you started work on the children’s programme, many people asked us if you had trained as a teacher. And today they are still interested in the same question.
Zoe Fisher: I suppose in a way I am a natural teacher although I don’t have any qualifications. However, my chance to communicate with millions of children across the world in the past 25 years has given me the opportunity to develop that ability. I love to bring knowledge into children’s lives and truly believe that if we teach children well, they will lead the way in the future.
Interviewer: Did you have any funny incidents in your career?
Zoe Fisher: Well, I was in a taxi on my way home one day from the TV studios and the cab driver turned round and said, ‘I think of you every day.’ ‘Oh no, here we go.’ I thought. But it turned out that he had a two-year-old son and his wife worked during the day, so when he looked after his son he would always turn on the TV so he and his son could watch my programme. That was the biggest compliment anyone could ever pay me.
Interviewer: You grew up in Trinidad in the West Indies, didn’t you? How did you feel when you came to the UK?
Zoe Fisher: When I arrived in Britain in 1960 I had quite a difficult time to begin with. I had to fight to be accepted and I think that experience gave me a certain amount of drive and ambition.
Interviewer: Zoe, are you satisfied with your career choice?
Zoe Fisher: In a way I think I’ve achieved my ambition to become a teacher through my work on television. I get letters from children whose lives I have touched in some small way and I feel my dream has come true. I’m hoping to write a book about my life and what I would want most is that children from all countries and cultural backgrounds will be able to identify with the emotions I have experienced. I think I’ve been a very lucky person and I believe that our path may not always take the course we expect, but sometimes we reach the same destination by a different route.
Interviewer: Zoe, thank you very much for coming…