Task 1. You will hear a tourist guide talking about the city of York. Listen and mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).
1. The population of York is more than 137,000.
2. The Viking Festival is in February.
3. The length of the city walls is nearly four kilometres.
4. The National Railway Museum is the biggest railway museum in the world.
5. The ‘Shambles’ is the name of an area of old streets.
Task 2. 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 3. 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.