Task 1. You will hear an interview with an online shopping expert. For questions choose the best answer A, B or C.
1. What is the main advantage of shopping online?
A The products are cheap.
B It’s a quick process.
C It isn’t necessary to visit the shops.
2. What is the point of auction websites?
A You set your own prices for an item.
B You pay a fee to use the site.
C You win the item without paying for it.
3. What is a disadvantage of shopping online?
A It is impossible to inspect the product before purchase.
B The photos of the products may be unclear.
C The return policy may not be indicated on many sites.
4. What does Betty say about using debit cards online?
A They offer customers more security.
B They have higher interest rates.
C It is not the best way to pay for something.
5. Why should people check their credit card statements?
A To spot extra charges.
B To ensure they don’t overspend.
C To see if a lot of money is missing.
Task 2. Read the article and match the title A-F to each paragraph 1-5 . There is one extra title.
1C, 2F, 3D, 4A, 5B
Task 3. Read the text. Choose one of the variants А, В, C or D.
Nick Gillard earns a living working as a stuntman on films and TV shows but his first (1) A experience of show business was trick-riding circus horses. Four years later he got the chance to perform in his first film. “I really enjoyed working on the film,” Nick remembers, “so I started asking what I should (2) B do to become a stuntman.”
To do this he had to reach instructor (3) B level in six sports including skiing, riding and gymnastics. Since qualifying (4) C at the age of 19, Nick has worked on many movies and has doubled for some of the biggest stars in Hollywood.
Safety and timing are all-important for stunt professionals — they plan everything down to the tiniest detail. “We take the utmost (5) B care. It’s not like being an actor where you can take the shot again if it goes wrong. It’s got to work first time.” Nick has (6) A done some terrifyingly dangerous stunts. For one film he jumped across a bridge in a speed boat, and in Alien 3 he was set on fire, without air, for more than two minutes. Filming on location takes him all (8) D over the world, often for months at a time.