Variant 18

1. Read the text and mark the following statements «True» or «False».

1 The man in the story had no wife. TRUE
2 Sonya had a brother and a sister. FALSE
3 Sonya was the eldest child. TRUE
4 It was Sonya’s duty to wash the dishes every morning. FALSE
5 Sonya didn’t want to wash the dishes because she didn’t like it. FALSE
6 The father was rude to his daughter. FALSE
7 Sonya didn’t obey her father. TRUE
8 Sonya got to school by bus that day. FALSE
9 The father felt guilty and couldn’t say a word. TRUE
10 Sonya easily forgave her father. TRUE

2. Complete the text with the correct words from the table.

What (1) do you think of when you hear the word «desert»? We usually think of deserts as hot,.dry places, but there can be (2) too hot and cold deserts. Scientists define deserts as areas of land where (3) less than ten inches of rain falls per year and (4) few plants can grow. In Arctic and Antarctic regions, there is very (5) little rain. Precipitation is almost always (6) frozen in the form of ice or snow, and because it stays frozen on the ground, plants cannot (7) use it to grow. So these regions (8) are considered deserts and given the special label «cold desert» to describe (9) their temperatures, which can range from 10 to 50° F (10) in summer and from –50 to 10° F in winter.

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