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1. Прочтите текст "Future King Joins Trade Union" и выберите единственно правильный ответ.
FUTURE KING JOINS TRADE UNION
It has recently been reported that Prince Charles, Prince of Wales and heir to
the throne of the United Kingdom, has joined a trade union. He has become a
member of the trade union for writers, the Society of Authors. Prince Charles,
born in 1948, is the author of two books: The Old Man of Lochnagar and
A Vision of Britain. The first book is a children's story in which a mysterious old
man haunts the mountain of Lochnagar in Scotland. The second book has
caused a lot of discussion. The matter is the Prince of Wales is an advocate of
more traditional architecture and would like to witness a return to the principles
of classical architecture. It's only natural that the architectural establishment has
been angered with his views.
Isn't it strange that a millionaire of royal blood chose to join the trade union?
Of course, he can expect some legal services as a member of the Society of
Authors. His Union could help him to check the contracts with publishers in
order to make sure that he is treated fairly. He might use the Society's
photocopying equipment a little cheaper. If he fell on hard times, he could get
financial help from the trade union.
Mark le Fanu, General Secretary of the Society of Authors, which was
founded in 1884 but became an official trade union only in 1978, is happy to
welcome the Prince to the membership of the Union. He thinks it's unlikely
that the Prince will ever need the Union's legal services. But he is sure that
applying for membership the Prince displays a true interest in writing.
The Prince doesn't overestimate his own literary talents. However, the critics
say, that unlike many other famous people, the Prince of Wales wrote every
word of his books himself.
The Prince of Wales is not the only and the first notable personage —
member of the Society. Such writers as Graham Greene and George Bernard
Shaw have also been members. A number of people who are better known for
their public standing than for their writing have been members too. Among
these is Sir Winston Churchill, the former British Prime Minister, who was
really talented with his pen. The Society unites 5000 members and many
modern politicians are also applying for membership being novelists or thriller
Вопросы к тексту:
1. Which of the following sentences best describes what this passage is about:
(A) Prince Charles rejected the proposal to join the trade union for writers.
(B) The Prince of Wales first rejected the proposal to join the trade union
for writers but then changed his mind.
(C) The Prince of Wales applied for membership and joined the trade union
(D) Prince Charles even doesn't think of joining a trade union.
2. Which of the following is true?
(A) The Prince is modest about his own literary talents.
(B) The Prince thinks highly of his own literary talents.
(C) The Prince is sure he is one of the most famous writers in the world.
(D) The Prince has never tried to estimate his own literary talents.
3. Which of the following was not mentioned in the text?
(A) The Prince's children are happy that the Prince has joined the
(B) It's unlikely that the Prince will ever need to take advantage of the
Union's legal services.
(C) Mark le Fanu is happy to welcome the Prince to his membership in the
(D) The Prince has become a member of the'Society of Authors.
4. As a member of the Society of Authors the Prince can expect: 1
(A) advertising of his books.
(B) meetings with his readers arranged by the Union.
(C) legal services, such as checking his contracts with publishers.
(D) regular salary as a writer and member of the Union.
5. The book entitled A Vision of Britain has caused a lot of controversy because:
(A) Prince Charles has a strong distaste for classical architecture.
(B) Prince Charles is an advocate of classical architecture and would like to
see a return to its principles.
(C) Prince Charles likes very much modern architecture and shares views of
(D) Prince Charles supports every idea of modern architects.
6. The critics say that
(A) there is a group of writers who help the Prince to create his books.
(B) his wife and his mother help him to write his books.
(C) he copied works of some not very well known writers and used his
name to promote the books.
(D) he wrote every word of his books himself.
2. Из четырех вариантов (А), (В), (С), (D) выберите единственно правильный:
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(B) was doing (D) had been doing
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3. Выполните письменно следующее задание:
You have been asked to write a short book review for a school (college) English language
magazine. Choose any book which you think might interest your fellow students. Write