уровня IELTS по английскому языку. № 59.
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questions that follow.
FISH OUT OF WATER
week earlier I had no idea that the following
Friday morning I'd be about to present my
screenplay for a film to my favourite film
director, George Slater. Sitting alone in
the waiting room outside his office, watching
the carp safe in their aquarium playfully
chasing each other's tails, I could hardly
believe where I was. I wish I could say
I was loving every minute of it. This was
one fish who was definitely out of water.
did I find myself in that situation? Well,
it all started when my friend Steve asked
me if I'd like to earn some extra cash helping
to serve drinks at a party. He neglected
to tell me that the party was to be at Mr
Slater's house, so I said no. On the night
of the party, Steve phoned me up again,
saying that one of the guys had got ill
and they were desperate. He begged me to
help him out and since I was getting nowhere
with the screenplay I was trying to write,
hours later I found myself sitting in movie
director George Slater's kitchen telling
Mr Slater himself about the screenplay I
had 'just finished.' He said he liked the
basic idea but that he was not sure who
it was aimed at or whether it would work.
Although he gave me some good suggestions,
I went back to serving drinks feeling disappointed.
following day, I got a phone call from Mr
Slater. At first I thought it was a friend
pretending to be him, so I hung up. When
he called back, I immediately realised my
mistake and couldn't stop apologising. Mr
Slater said he had had second thoughts and
would like to read my screenplay. He had
got my number from Steve and he gave me
one week to 'put the final touches to it.'
that moment until the next Friday morning
I hardly slept at all. Sitting in the waiting
room, watching the carp watching me, all
my doubts about the screenplay came flooding
back and I wondered whether I would not
have been better off if I had actually been
able to write on the night of Mr Slater's
What is the writer trying to do in this
a) show how to get a screenplay accepted.
b) describe a chance meeting.
c) criticise the film-making industry.
/ d) explain how lucky he
How did the writer feel while he was waiting?
/ b) happy
Why did the writer not accept his friend's
first request? a) He did not know whose
party it was.
b) Steve owed him some money.
c) He was too busy working.
d) He wasn't feeling well.
How did the writer feel when he got the
second phone call from Mr Slater?
a) Guilty for having lied about finishing
/ b) Embarrassed for not recognising
c) Worried about finishing the screenplay.
d) Angry with Steve.
What kind of person does the writer seem
/ b) anxious
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