Task 1. You will hear a radio interview with someone talking about natural cleaning products. For each question choose the correct answer A, B, C or D.
1. Barbara White is
A a radio host. C a housewife.
B a TV presenter. D a cleaner.
2. The interviewer is surprised by the use of vinegar as
A a bath cleaner.
B a kitchen counter cleaner.
C a window cleaner.
D a fabric softener.
3. Barbara recommends toothpaste for cleaning
A brass. C stainless steel.
B copper. D silver.
4. Lemon peel can be used to clean
A the microwave. C kitchen cupboards.
B pans. D carpets.
5. To make a carpet smell fresh, Barbara says to use
A soda water. C cornflour.
B baking soda. ’ D vinegar and water.
Task 2 Read the text and decide if the sentences are T (true) or F (false).
1 The Aborigines originally came from Europe. FALSE
2 They were farmers who settled on the territory for a long time. FALSE
3 There is no written Aboriginal language. TRUE
4 Europeans destroyed their traditional way of life. TRUE
5 No Aboriginal art or artifacts survive. FALSE
Task 3. Read the text. Choose one of the variants A, B, C or D.
The Rocky Mountains run almost the length of North America.
They start in the North-west, but lie only a (1) C few hundred miles from the centre in more southern areas. Although the Rockies are smaller (2) D than the Alps, they are no less wonderful.
There are many roads across the Rockies, (3) A but the best way to see them is to travel by train. You start from Vancouver, (4) C the most attractive of Canada’s big cities. Standing with its feet in the water and its head in the mountains, this city (5) B allows its residents to ski on slopes just 15 minutes by car from the city centre.
Thirty passenger trains a day used to (6) D set off from Vancouver on the cross continent railway. Now there are just three a week, but the ride is still a great adventure. You sleep on board, which is fun, but travel through some of the best (7) A scenery at night.