уровня IELTS по английскому языку. № 22.
Прочтите следующий отрывок о танцоре
Нижинском и выберите лучший ответ (a, b или c) на вопросы
с 1 по 5.
the following passage about the dancer Nijinsky
and choose the best answer (a, b or c) for
questions 1 to 5.
Nijinsky was arguably the greatest dancer
of the twentieth century. From an early
age, he was trained by his Polish parents,
both famous dancers themselves, and was
sent to the Imperial Ballet School in St
Petersburg at the age of ten. In 1907, he
joined the Marinsky Company and was an immediate
success. He danced the great classical roles
with the most famous ballerinas of the time,
and he gained a reputation for grace of
movement and the great athleticism of his
was here in 1909 that he was noticed by
the great impresario, Sergei Diaghilev,
who took him on a highly successful tour
to Paris. In 1911, he left the Marinsky
Company and joined Diaghilev's Les Ballets
Russes. Here he continued to dance and also
choreographed a number of ballets himself,
most notably Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring.
His choreography was very different from
the classical style that was popular at
that time. It was powerful and dramatic
rather than beautiful, and not everybody
1913, he married a wealthy Hungarian. As
a result, his relationship with Diaghilev
collapsed and he was told to leave the company.
For the next six years he tried without
much success to set up his own company.
Tragically, his career ended suddenly when
in 1919 he became mentally ill and was diagnosed
with schizophrenia. From then on, he spent
much of the time in psychiatric hospitals
in Switzerland, France and England. He died
in London in 1950 and his body was moved
to France three years later.
Nijinsky started learning to dance…
a) when he was ten.
b) in 1907.
/ c) before going to ballet
Diaghilev discovered him…
a) when he was dancing in Paris.
/ b) when he was with the
c) in 1911.
a) was very popular.
b) was very beautiful.
/ c) was very unusual.
Nijinsky left Diaghilev's company because…
a) he got married.
b) he wanted to start his own company.
c) he was becoming less popular.
Nijinsky didn't dance after 1919 because…
a) his company was unsuccessful.
/ b) he became unwell.
c) he stopped enjoying it.
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