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Задание 23 № 2331

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1) glimpse

2) view

3) sight

4) look


William and Philippa

 

William and Philippa were students. Some people, it is said, fall in love at first 32 ________, but that was not what happened to them. They hated each other from the moment they met. This mutual hatred began at the first tutorial of their freshman term. Both had 33 ________ with major scholarships to read English language and literature. Each had been reliably assured by their schoolteachers that they would be the star pupil of their year. 34 ________ students had such prospects.

 

Their tutor, Simon Jakes of New College, was amused by the competition that so quickly developed between his two brightest pupils. He skillfully used their hatred to bring out the best in both of them. He never 35 ________ it. By the end of their first year, they were far ahead of other students.

 

In their second year, they became even more hostile. When they were both awarded A-plus for their essays on Shakespeare, it didn't help. Simon Jakes told his colleagues that he had never had a brighter pair up in the same year. They taught each other most of the time and he 36 ________ acted as a referee. It 37 ________ as no surprise to anyone that, as the examiners felt unable on this occasion to award the prize to just one person, they 38 ________ decided that it should be shared by William and Philippa.

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Задание 24 № 2332

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1) reached

2) arrived

3) completed

4) achieved


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Задание 25 № 2333

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1) Few

2) Little

3) Much

4) Many


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Задание 26 № 2334

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1) disappointed

2) apologized

3) regretted

4) dissatisfied


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Задание 27 № 2335

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1) rarely

2) hardly

3) nearly

4) merely


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Задание 28 № 2336

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1) went

2) got

3) came

4) fell


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Задание 29 № 2337

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1) nevertheless

2) although

3) however

4) therefore


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Задание 23 № 2377

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1) held

2) took

3) used

4) kept


Amos

 

It wasn’t unusual for Amos to go to Deravenels on Saturday, even though the offices were closed over the weekend. He 32 ______ to go to tidy up his paperwork and do other small jobs he couldn’t attend to during the week.

 

But on this Saturday morning he had a specific purpose when he arrived at the grand old building on the Strand. The uniformed doorman 33 ______ Amos close his umbrella and take off his raincoat. Then he touched his cap and said, “Good morning, Mr. Finnister”.

 

Amos had come to the office to 34 ______ a few telephone calls. His first call was to the Royal London Hospital, Whitechapel, where he quickly discovered the records office was not open on weekends. He then dialed Ravenscar and was put through to Edward Deravenel.

 

“Good morning, Amos,” Edward said. “I’m assuming you have some news for me.” Amos then relayed all the information he had gathered the night before.

 

“Well done, Amos!” Edward exclaimed. “Thank you for going into all this 35 ______ . I knew I could depend 36 ______ you. My wife will be happy as I am to know everything; it’s been such a mystery all these years. To 37 ______ the truth, I think that Grace Rose should also know what happened to her mother. It will finally put her mind at rest.”

 

“I agree, sir. I will telephone you on Monday”. Amos walked home, 38 ______ no attention to the heavy rain. He felt happy.

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Задание 24 № 7671

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1) looked

2) gazed

3) stared

4) watched


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Задание 23 № 2423

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1) rose

2) raised

3) started

4) lifted


Uncle Stаn wаs а noisy mаn. When he 32 ______ in the morning, he somehow mаnаged to wаke the entire household. No one complаined, аs he wаs the breаdwinner in the fаmily, аnd in аny 33 ______ he was cheaper and more reliable than an alarm clock.

The first noise Harry would hear was the bedroom door slamming. This would be followed by his uncle tramping 34 ______ the creaky wooden landing, down the stairs and out of the house. Then another door would slam as he disappeared into the toilet. Stan 35 ______ his breakfast to be on the table by the time he walked into the kitchen. He only had a wash and a shave on Saturday evenings before going off to the Palais or the Odeon. He 36 ______ a bath four times a year on important holidays. No one was going to accuse Stan of wasting his hard earned cash on soap.

Maisie, Harry’s mum, would be next up, leaping out of bed moments after the first slammed door. There would be a bowl of porridge on the stove by the time Stan came 37 ______ of the toilet. Harry had to be down within five minutes of the first slammed door if he hoped to get any breakfast. The last to arrive in the kitchen would be Grandpa who was so deaf he often managed to sleep through Stan’s early morning ritual. This daily 38 ______ in the Clifton household never varied.

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Задание 24 № 2424

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1) occasion

2) possibility

3) case

4) chance


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Задание 25 № 2425

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1) above

2) along

3) under

4) behind


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Задание 26 № 2426

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1) managed

2) waited

3) expected

4) made


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Задание 27 № 2427

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1) did

2) took

3) held

4) put


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Задание 28 № 2428

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1) down

2) at

3) in

4) out


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Задание 29 № 2429

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1) routine

2) manner

3) road

4) way


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Задание 23 № 2470

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1) remind

2) commemorate

3) recollect

4) remember


The Silver Jubilee

 

The Silver Jubilee of King George V and Queen Mary in 1935 was celebrated by everyone at Trumper’s. There were various posters and pictures of the royal couple in every shop window, and Tom Arnold ran a competition to see which shop could come up with the most imaginative display to 32 ______ the occasion.

Charlie 33 ______ charge of Number 147, which he still looked upon as his personal kingdom, and with the help of Bob Making’s daughter, who was in her first year at the Chelsea School of Art, they produced a model of the King and Queen made from every fruit and vegetable that hailed from the British Empire.

Charles was angry when the judges - the colonel and the Marchioness of Wiltshire, awarded Number 147 second place 34 ______ the flower shop, which was doing a roaring trade selling bunches of red, white and blue chrysanthemums. What had put them in the first place was a vast map of the world made 35 ____ entirely of flowers, with the British Empire set in red roses.

Charles gave all the office 36 ______ the day off and he escorted Becky and Daniel up to the mall at four-thirty in the morning so that they could find a good vantage point to watch the King and Queen proceed from Buckingham Palace to St. Paul’s Cathedral, where a service of thanksgiving was to be conducted.

They 37 ______ at the mall only to discover that thousands of people were already covering every inch of the pavements with sleeping bags, blankets and tents. Charles knew he could only depend 38 ______ his luck to find a spare place.

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Задание 24 № 2471

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1) took

2) kept

3) held

4) was


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Задание 25 № 2472

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1) above

2) along

3) under

4) behind


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Задание 26 № 2473

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1) in

2) up

3) out

4) of


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Задание 27 № 2474

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1) crew

2) class

3) command

4) staff


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Задание 28 № 2475

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1) went

2) reached

3) arrived

4) came


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Задание 29 № 2476

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1) for

2) from

3) in

4) on


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Задание 23 № 2546

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1) open

2) find

3) discover

4) invent


“Looking for Alaska” by John Green

 

“Looking for Alaska”, written by John Green, is a story that will leave the reader moved by the characters. The readers will 32 _______ things about themselves they may have never known.

The author graduated from Kenyon College and worked for the “Booklist” journal. He reviewed hundreds of books, particularly literary fiction. In 33 _______, he critiqued novels for “The New York Times” Book Review. His first novel “Looking for Alaska” was mostly 34 _______ by his experience at a boarding school. This book made the “Top 10 Best Book for Young Adults” and undoubtedly 35 _______ it.

The novel is flawlessly written, moving and stimulating. All the characters are real and can create connections with their audience. They no longer seem to behave like fictional characters, but rather real people that have similar problems and ideas as young adults nowadays. 36 _______ of this, readers are able to recognize their own search for self-identity or labyrinths they must escape through the main characters.

Overall, I would recommend this novel to kids in high school. The characters in this story showed me the good and bad parts of life and still 37 _______ me want to live through them. This novel generated a spectrum of emotions with each page and I could 38 _______ put it down.

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Задание 24 № 2547

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1) general

2) addition

3) contrast

4) comparison


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Задание 25 № 2548

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1) inspired

2) involved

3) impressed

4) included


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Задание 26 № 2549

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1) confirmed

2) earned

3) defended

4) deserved


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Задание 27 № 2550

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1) Besides

2) Instead

3) Despite

4) Because


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Задание 28 № 2551

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1) held

2) made

3) kept

4) turned


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Задание 29 № 2552

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1) hardly

2) merely

3) nearly

4) really


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