Task 1. You will hear a successful fashion designer talking about his career. Listen and mark the sentences T (true) or F (false).
1. For the speaker fashion was something he never wanted to do.
2. Fashion was a serious subject for the speaker’s parents.
3. The speaker stayed at home until he won a prize for a design.
4. A prize for a design gave the speaker a place at a London college for nine months.
5. The speaker ended up in Milan, starting his own company.
Task 2. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B or C.
1. Mensa is...
B the clever people’s club.
2. To be invited to Mensa a person must...
C do well on a series of special tests.
3. The minimum number of points an applicant must score in tests is..
4. Oliver didn’t get good marks at school because he...
C was shy.
5. Adragon Eastwood Demello...
B is a wonder-child.
Task 3. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B, C or D.
English is the first language of many people in countries outside the United Kingdom.
When you meet speakers of English from around the world, you (1) D immediately notice that they do not all speak in the same way. There are also some (2) D differences in the words they use, including the names of (3) A common objects that are part of everyone’s daily life. But although pronunciation and (4) D vocabulary are not the same everywhere, it is interesting that English speakers from opposite sides of the world can understand (5) A each other easily. It does not seem to matter where they learnt the language. And of course this is one reason why speakers of other languages are keen (6) B on learning English too. If you know English, you are more (7) A likely to be able to study or work in all sorts of exciting places, such as the United States or Australia.