Task 1. You will hear an interview with an opera singer. For each question choose the correct answer A, B, C or D.
1. Alfie Jones is currently performing at the
A London Theatre.
B West End Theatre.
C Queen’s Theatre.
D Shaftesbury Theatre.
2. The performances
A are mostly crowded.
B are only in the evenings.
C are only in the afternoons.
D stop in early October.
3. The story of Les Miserables
A takes place during the French Revolution.
B is about an ex-prisoner.
C takes place in a prison.,
D is about Victor Hugo.
4. On Alfie’s album you can hear
A lots of different singers.
B only songs from musicals.
C a solo performance from Michael Ball.
D different types of music.
5. Alfie needs time to
A record an album.
B recover from a cold.
C rest his voice.
D practise for the show.
Task 2. Read the text and decide if the sentences are T (true) or F (false).
1 For centuries people were proud of Westminster Abbey. TRUE
2 The British Queen has never been crowned in it. FALSE
3 The Poet’s Corner is in the Houses of Parliament. FALSE
4 The Courts of Justice meets in Westminster Abbey. FALSE
5 As history shows the Houses of Parliament were rebuilt three times. TRUE
Task 3. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B, C or D.
Running is now very popular with teenagers in many countries both as a sport and as a way of keeping fit. Even if you only run twice a week, you (1) C need to wear good shoes. There is a lot of choice in running shoes, so decide how (2) D much you can afford to pay for your shoes, then find a pair that fits you (3) D well. Be prepared to (4) C try different sizes in different shoes. If you wear adult shoes, remember that women’s are made narrower (5) C than men’s and, although most girls and women will find a woman’s shoe which suits them, there is no reason why they shouldn’t wear a man’s shoe. The same is true for men and boys — (6) D if a woman’s shoe fits you better, then wear it. If you (7) B make a mistake and buy the wrong shoes, you may do serious damage to your feet.