Test 42

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.