Uwaga! Zadania 1-3 miały zostać wykonane w oparciu o nagranie. Tutaj jest jego transkrypcja i rozwiązania. Wykonaj je z kimś, kto potrafi czytać płynnie po angielsku lub nagraj sobie te teksty, a potem wykonaj ćwiczenia, odtwarzając je: ćwicz rozumienie tekstów ze słuchu.
Zadanie 1. (0–5) Usłyszysz dwukrotnie wywiad z uczestniczką konkursu. Zaznacz znakiem X, które zdania są zgodne z treścią nagrania (T – True), a które nie (F – False).
Interviewer: Cindy, congratulations! You’ve won the National Spelling Competition!
Cindy: Thank you. I’m so happy. I’ve done the competition once before so this year I was more relaxed. Last year when I got a word that I didn’t know, I panicked. As a result, I didn’t qualify for the next stage. This year I spent more time studying. Whenever I found an interesting word, I spent 15 minutes looking up its context to remember it better. I was really well prepared. I thought the words to spell would be harder but I didn’t have any problems with the ones I got.
Interviewer: How much time did you spend studying words?
Cindy: Three hours on weekdays. Additionally, about 10 hours on Saturdays and Sundays, but I took some breaks to relax. At the weekend just before
the competition I didn’t study at all. Instead, I went to a party. My dad said I’d studied enough.
Interviewer: Parents can be right sometimes, can’t they?
Cindy: Actually, my father knew very well how much time I’d spent spelling words. He often asked me if I needed help but I preferred to do all the work alone.
Interviewer: Do you often use the new words in everyday life?
Cindy: Sometimes, when I want to impress my school friends. I also find that some of these unusual words are helpful in writing my essays. Once, even the teacher was not sure about the spelling of a word he wrote on the blackboard and asked me whether it had one or two Ls.
Interviewer: He must be glad he can rely on you.
1.1. This is the second time Cindy has won a spelling competition.
1.2. This year the competition words were easier than Cindy expected.
1.3. Cindy studied for 10 hours at the weekend just before the competition.
1.4. Cindy learned the words for the competition without her father’s help.
1.5. Cindy’s teacher asked her to check her friends’ essays for spelling mistakes.
Zadanie 2. (0–4) Usłyszysz dwukrotnie cztery wypowiedzi związane z hałasem. Do każdej wypowiedzi (2.1.–2.4.) dopasuj odpowiadające jej zdanie (A–E). Wpisz rozwiązania do tabeli.
Uwaga: jedno zdanie zostało podane dodatkowo i nie pasuje do żadnej wypowiedzi.
Listen! You know, just as we all do, that this is an old building and the walls are very thin. You keep telling everyone else here that they’re loud and insist that they apologize every time. And then, when it’s your party, you behave as if no one else lived here. It’s been like this for years and I’m fed up. Either you stop the party right now or I’m calling the police!
I’m Izzy Thomlinson. It may seem strange, but I’m interested in unpleasant noises, for example fingernails scratching down a blackboard. Together with Professor Trevor Cox, an acoustics engineer, we want to test people’s reactions to such sounds. I’ll try to find out why some people react differently to the same type of noise, or why they find some noises more unpleasant than others.
If, like me, you’re easily upset by noise, you may find noise stoppers useful in many situations. I’ve used them and I can honestly say that they have saved me from many sleepless nights. You may also try the so-called “White Noise” CDs. Actually, they don’t block irritating sounds. They simply cover them up with more pleasant sounds, such as ocean waves or birds singing in the distance.
Can you imagine trying to relax with planes flying low over your head day and night? This happened to me when we were away. The hotel we stayed in was fine, but when booking the trip we didn’t know we would have to stay so close to the airport. Believe it or not, we had to stop talking when a plane was landing or taking off. Even car alarms sometimes went off when a 747 jumbo jet went over. We went there to relax and there was no chance!
A. complains about noise on holiday.
B. gives advice on how to deal with noise.
C. speaks to a noisy neighbour.
D. apologizes for making noise.
E. talks about some research on noise.
Zdanie do odpowiedzi 2.1.
Zdanie do odpowiedzi 2.2.
Zdanie do odpowiedzi 2.3.
Zdanie do odpowiedzi 2.4.
Zadanie 3. (0–6) Usłyszysz dwukrotnie sześć tekstów. Z podanych odpowiedzi wybierz właściwą, zgodną z treścią nagrania. Zakreśl literę A, B albo C.
Next month we’re starting our very first Group Fitness Programme. You can get all the details of the dates and activities included in the programme at the reception. The programme will be run by our best instructors. They’ve been with us for at least five years and have worked with different age groups. And if you join the programme today and pay for the first month, you’ll get a free consultation with an expert specializing in healthy diets.
Well, it’s not far from here. Drive straight on all the way down until you get to Central Avenue. There’ll be a petrol station on your right. Then, take the first turning to the left and you’ll see the shopping centre in the distance. If by any chance you miss it and get as far as the health club, it means you’ve gone too far. You’ll have to turn back at the next roundabout.
Kate, it’s Tim. Why aren’t you answering? I know what you can do if your parents still don’t want to let you redecorate your room. There is a computer program I’ve found on the Internet. It allows you to make a 3D version of a room. You’ll have to measure everything first but I can help you with that. Then you can make a presentation for your parents. You’ll show them what you’d like to do, how long it’ll take, and how much it’ll cost. Maybe they will agree. I’m on my way. I hope you’re in.
Woman: Good morning. How can I help you, sir?
Man: Well, I’m flying to Liverpool in about three hours. Could you tell me the quickest way to get to the airport?
Woman: We have a free bus service here. The next bus leaves in 20 minutes, and it takes about 15 minutes to get to the airport.
Man: Fantastic. I will check out and wait in the main hall. Will you please let me know
when the bus arrives? Woman: Of course, sir. No problem. Can I have your room key, please?
Man: The roses look so beautiful. Where did you get them?
Woman: From a friend. His parents own a flower shop.
Man: Do you need any help with them?
Woman: Yes. Here are the gloves. Put them on or you’ll get dirty.
Man: What do I do now?
Woman: Dig a hole and then I’ll put the roses in. We don’t need to water them. It’s going to rain soon.
Man: I think they will look nice near the gate and we’ll have a better view of them from the living room.
Woman: Good idea!
And finally a news story from Colorado. A bear climbed into an empty car and sounded the horn. The bear was probably attracted by the sandwiches left on the back seat after a picnic. The car owner, 18-year-old Ben Tyler, was taking a nap in his tent when the bear opened the car door and climbed inside. When Ben woke up, he saw the animal stuck in the car, unable to get out. He called the nearby zoo whose workers eventually freed the frightened animal.