уровня IELTS по английскому языку. № 55.
Прочтите текст о Лэнсе Армстронге,
знаменитом велосипедисте. Выберите () true (T) или false (F) для
предложений с 1 по 7.
the text about Lance Armstrong, the famous
cyclist. Choose true (T) or false (F) for
sentences 1 to 7.
NEVER KNOWS WHEN HE'S BEAT
Armstrong is a bicycle hero who succeeded
in achieving what many people believed could
never be done.
four months before his twenty-fifth birthday,
Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with advanced
cancer. The athlete underwent chemotherapy
and worked hard to recover from his illness.
In fact, he regained enough strength to
continue training rigorously, and became
an even stronger bicyclist than before his
prove his victory over the disease, Armstrong
has won the Tour de France, the most famous
bicycle race in the world, in five consecutive
years. His success has brought hope and
inspiration to countless cancer patients
around the world. Through his hard work
and unwavering commitment, Lance has demonstrated
that with enough determination, no obstacle
is too daunting to be overcome.
has faced similar challenges throughout
his life. He wanted to be a football player
but was told he lacked coordination. He
decided to try swimming but his swimming
skills were so weak that he was put in a
group of younger swimmers. This was very
embarrassing but he wanted to be successful
and before long, he was put back in his
own age group.
finally made the swimming team and that
was a lot of hard work. He had to practise
swimming before and after school every day.
His morning workout was from 5:30 am until
7:00 am and to get to the pool he had to
ride twenty miles, which meant getting up
all his hard work, Lance only managed fourth
in the state in the 1,500 metre freestyle.
So he switched to the triathlon, an event
that combines swimming, biking and running.
By the age of fifteen, he was entering triathlons
to win money and won so many races that
he made $20,000 in one year. That's good
progress when only five years before he
was in a swimming class with younger swimmers!
Lance was a teenager he almost got killed
while training on his new bike. Lance did
not stop at a red light and got hit by a
truck. He wasn't wearing a helmet and landed
on his head. An ambulance took him to the
hospital. He had a concussion and had to
have stitches in his head.
1996, shortly after his 25th birthday, Lance
had to face his biggest challenge. He was
diagnosed with cancer. In order for him
to fight this dreadful disease, Lance had
to have some very uncomfortable treatments.
The chemotherapy treatments made him weak,
caused nausea, and hair loss. After several
months of chemotherapy, the doctors told
him that he had beaten the disease.
worked very hard to regain his strength
and was so successful that he decided to
enter the Tour de France. However, teams
didn't want to include him because they
didn't believe that his cancer was cured.
Fortunately, the US Postal team signed him
up and he has gone on to win the Tour de
France five times.
though doctors told Lance that he probably
wouldn't be able to have a child because
of his disease, four months after he won
his first Tour de France, Lance and his
wife, Kristin, had a baby boy, who they
(1) Armstrong received strong medical treatment
for his illness. T
(2) He fully recovered from his medical
(3) In his youth, success came to him easily.
(4) Lance lacked the determination to become
a professional swimmer. T
(5) As a teenager, he was not allowed to
compete professionally. T
(6) His accident was nobody's fault. T
(7) He proved cycling teams and medical
experts wrong. T
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