уровня IELTS по английскому языку. № 53.
Прочтите эти две истории. Выберите
( ) True (T) или False (F) для
предложений с 1 по 6.
the two stories. Choose () True (T) or False (F) for sentences
1 to 6.
Both thieves returned the goods they had
(2) Neither theft had been noticed.
(3) Both thieves regret their actions.
(4) Neither thief has been caught.
(5) One thief underestimated the value of
the goods. T
(6) Both owners are angry with the thief.
A thief with a conscience mailed back a
gold wedding ring and earrings to the jeweller's
where he or she stole them 35 years ago.
A letter to Harman Jeweller's accompanied
the traditional woman's wedding band, size
7, and a pair of pearl earrings with gold
posts, tiny diamonds and dangling pearls.
are two items that I stole from you in 1968.
I'm very sorry and I should not have taken
your property,' it said. 'The pieces belong
to you NOT me. I was wrong and I want to
apologise for my actions.' Owner Donald
Harman said the letter that arrived on Tuesday
did not have a signature. The only telltale
sign was a Barnsley, Yorkshire, postmark.
was the first time Harman could remember
stolen items being returned voluntarily.
'It's rather unusual,' Harman said. 'What
must have gone through the person's mind
after so long?'
package provided few clues. 'Even though
the 18-carat gold ring was highly polished,
it had obviously been worn,' he said. However,
the earrings, on close examination, appear
to be a brand the store has never actually
carried. After going through the shop's
records, including lost or missing items,
Harman is now convinced that they had never
actually sold the earrings. 'Perhaps after
all these years the thief got confused and
returned the goods to the wrong shop.'
A man whose coin collection was stolen 20
years ago has received a £400 money
order from the remorseful thief, who wrote
in an anonymous letter that he was sorry
for his youthful misdeeds. Victor Callan,
73, of Chester, said he didn't even know
the coin collection was stolen, but was
pleasantly surprised to receive the letter
after so many years.
think it's a message from God that not everyone
is bad,' Callan said last week. 'There are
good people, and there are people that have
made mistakes and feel the need to atone.'
letter-writer wrote that he felt guilty
about stealing the coins, which he found
in Callan's garage when nobody was home.
have grown up to be a good father and churchgoing
man,' the person wrote. 'I know this money
will never undo the pain I caused you, but
I truly hope it will restore a small piece
of your faith in humanity.'
a retired grandfather of five, said he had
thought he simply hid the coins so well
that he couldn't find them. He said the
collection of coins was almost certainly
worth less than £400.
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