Task 1. Read the text and decide if the sentences are T (true), F (false) or NS (not stated).
1. Volunteering has become popular with young people. TRUE
2. You don’t need any qualifications to participate in volunteering. NS
3. Volunteers get paid a small sum in return for their help. FALSE
4. Teaching children is a popular form of volunteering. TRUE
5. Some volunteers don’t feel that they give enough. NS
Task 2. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B, C or D.
Get informed about the way of life of the Brits. Everyone in the UK speaks English, but some speak (1) A another language as well. British food is not the best in the world, but there are a lot of good restaurants in London (2) D serving food from many countries. A British family doesn’t often go out (3) D to dinner, but when a man and a woman wants to get to know each other better, a restaurant is sometimes the best place to meet.
Most British people take a (4) B two-week holiday in July or August and go to the country. There is still some beautiful open countryside in Britain, with lovely valleys full of (5) B sheep and peaceful lakes and hills. When people are (6) D on holiday, they like just sitting (7) C in the sun, but some others want a bit more. “Special interest” holidays are very popular, and you can find a hundred interesting things to do in Britain.