Test 30

Task 1. You will hear an interview about the lifestyles of teenagers. Liz is answering questions about herself and her brother Mike. Listen and mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).

1. For breakfast, Liz sometimes has a banana. FALSE

2. At breakfast, Mike drinks milk. TRUE

3. The number of portions of fruit and vegetables every day for Liz is fewer than three. FALSE

4. Mike’s favourite sport in summer is athletics. FALSE

5. Liz would like to learn horse riding. FALSE

Task 2. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B, C or D.

1. What does the author of the text find enigmatic about music?
A That it can be enjoyed by anyone.

2. How do different people take music?
D As something that only some people can afford.

3. What do many people think about the role of music in education?
A That it is overestimated.

4. Which words in the text show that the author is critical about the role of music?
D treated as an extra

5. Which of these titles is the most suitable for the text?
C Music is an enigma.

Task 3. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B, C or D.

There are some stories of superheroes. Who are they? A superhero is a fictional character with special powers. (1) B Since the first Superman story was written in the USA in 1938, superheroes have (2) D appeared in various comic books around the world. But more recently they have become better known as film characters.

(3) C Although superhero powers vary widely, superhuman strength and the ability to fly are common. Some superheroes do not have special powers but have (4) D developed other important abilities. In order to protect friends and family, a superhero’s identity is normally (5) C kept secret, which often means superheroes have a complicated double life.

(6) C There have been successful superheroes in countries other than the USA. Examples (7) D include Cybersix from Argentina and the heroes of AK Comics from Egypt. Japan is the only country that has created as many superhero characters as the USA. However, most Japanese superheroes are short-lived. While American entertainment companies reinvent superheroes, hoping they will stay popular, Japanese companies frequently introduce new characters.

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