Read the text and fill the gaps 1-3 with the most suitable missing
sentences A-E. There is one extra option which you don’t need to use.
Example: 0 – A
A Legend of Tomsk
There are very many wonderful, amazing legends about the origin of such
names as Tom, Bassandaika, Ushaika and others. This is one of them ...
Far long before the Russian people came here, the Tomsk lands were
populated by small Tatar tribes and they were not good neighbours. On the
left bank of the beautiful river covered with thick forests there was a
settlement of Tatar princeling Toyan, and on the wooden right bank – the rich
lands of princeling Bassanday were lying.
Bassanday and Toyan were great enemies. They did hate each other. But their
children – Toyan´s daughter, the beautiful Toma and Bassanday´s son Ushai
were in love with each other. And their love was so great that they could not
live in separation.
The courageous Ushai with his friends crossed the stormy river and stole up
to Toyan´s small town. Toma was waiting for them.
But they could not go away. Toyan´s servants attacked them. Ushai was killed
in the unequal fight. And the beautiful Toma with a cry of horror and despair
rushed into the river ...
When Toyan learned this terrible news he couldn´t survive his great grief. He
came to the brink of the river´s bank, stood here for a while and then plunged
into the water ...
Everywhere his servicemen were looking for Ushai. And at last they came
back with his corpse. For many long hours old Bassandai was sitting near his
dead son. The short day was over. It was getting dark. People went to their
nomad tents. But the broken-hearted father was sitting and talking silently to
his son ...
Since that time such names as Tom, Bassandaika, Ushaika, Toyanovo Lake
have been known to everybody.
It happened on one of the darkest autumn nights.
It happened many years ago ... many, many years ago ...
Prince Bassandai was waiting for his son for a long time.
And in the morning the peole saw a boat, Ushai´s dead body and
nobody else on the bank of the river ...
Life without them was impossible.
Read the article about an actor. Are sentences 1–7 “Right” (A) or
“Wrong” (B)? If there is not enough information to answer “Right” (A)
or “Wrong” (B), choose “Doesn´t say” (C). For questions 1–7, mark A, B
or C. The example is given (0).
As a child in Spain, Juan Fernandez wanted to be a
footballer. That was before he broke his foot at the age of
fifteen. After this, he decided to become an actor. He went
to acting school, which he enjoyed more than his old
school. But after only a year there, he was offered work at
the National Theatre and he left the school without getting
At the theatre he met film-maker Antonio Garcia who
invited him to act in a film called Camarero. Antonio´s film
was watched in many other countries, and soon film-makers
in Hollywood wanted to meet the good-looking young actor.
Juan´s first acting job in Hollywood was very interesting for him because
he spoke no English at the time. He learned to pronounce his words perfectly
for the film The King, but when they made the film, he had no idea at all what
any of them meant. The film was a big hit, and so was Juan.
He then decided to learn some English. Because he was never good at
languages as a child, he went back to school. Since then Juan has made nine
films in English which have all been big hits.
Although Juan is very busy, he enjoys his career in Hollywood and has a
big house there, which he loves. But he would like to return to the musical
theatre in Europe now and again to practise what he learnt at acting school.
He would like to show people that he´s still a good singer!
0 When Juan was a young child, he wanted to be an actor.
A Right B Wrong C Doesn´t say
1 Juan left acting school before the end of the course.
A Right B Wrong C Doesn´t say