1. Read the text and mark the following statements «True» or «False».
1 Before movies, Americans got their entertainment from radio shows. TRUE
2 Programmes for children and comedy shows were broadcast on the radio in the 1920s. TRUE
3 All types of movies were presented in the 1920s except Bible stories. FALSE
4 Two big changes in movies since the 1920s are music and sound. FALSE
5 Two big changes in movies since the 1920s are sound and colour. TRUE
6 When one character throws a pie in the face of another, it is an example of slapstick. TRUE
7 When characters hit each other in the face with pies, it is an example of a silent movie. FALSE
8 Charlie Chaplin got famous after the role of a poor funny little man. TRUE
9 The audience loved «the Little Tramp», because he made them laugh. TRUE
10 «The Little Tramp» was successful because he was always lucky. FALSE
2. Complete the text with the correct words from the table.
The cake is home-made, decorated with «Happy Birthday Sophie» in red icing. We gather (1) around the 4 year-old and sing the birthday song. Cake comes (2) with assorted flavours of ice cream. Sophie’s friend Duncan grabs from (3) another little guest's plate, and the adults make them share. When it’s finally time to (4) open gifts,
Sophie’s (5) too tired to care. Sophie’s not a party animal, (6) but she is a dog, as are Duncan and half the guests at the feast arranged (7) by Doggie Heaven, a Seattle bakery and boutique for dogs. I’m visiting my hometown after several years of living in Hong Kong, and I’m (8) stunned by the contrast. In parts of Asia, many people still (9) prefer to cook a dog (10) than pet it. But in America, a dog is man’s best-friend.