Task 1. You will hear a radio report about a trip to an animal fair in India. Listen and mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).
1. To get to an animal fair in India the speaker had to take two planes and take a long taxi ride.
2. The speaker saw the first elephant walking to the fair.
3. Lately the number of elephants decreased from several hundred to around 70.
4. From a small hill the speaker was amazed to see an open plain, full of cows.
5. The dealers sat patiently waiting for a display of a white horse for their son to ride at his wedding.
Task 2. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B or C.
1. Roosevelt Island is...
B not very frequently visited by tourists.
2. In the 17th century the island was used as a...
B place for raising pigs.
3. The city of New York bought the island from the...
A Blackwell family.
4. All-in-all the name of the island has been changed...
5. Roosevelt Island was the place where the city sent...
C the poor.
Task 3. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B, C or D.
People (1) B have always loved gold because it is beautiful and useful. Gold is a soft, heavy, brilliant yellow metal (2) A and it doesn’t change colour in the air or water.
People have used gold money for hundreds (3) B of years, but people all (4) D over the world wear gold wedding rings too. You can even find gold in racing-car engines because gold is able to carry electricity.
Let’s discuss some facts about the history of gold. (5) D Between 1880 and 2002 most gold came from South Africa, but now more gold comes from China. People in India buy more gold (6) A than any other nationality. An average Indian woman has more gold than any other woman from any other country.
One kilo of gold (7) B costs about 35,000 dollars at the moment. That’s a lot of money! But if you want some gold for free, remember that all the winners of the Olympic Games are given gold medals. Train hard at school in your sports lessons and perhaps some day you’ll get a golden medal!