Прочтите текст о Линн Кокс, пловчихе
на длинные дистанции. Ответьте ( ) на пункты с 1 по 5 верно
(T) или ложно (F).
the text about Lynne Cox, the long-distance
swimmer. Answer () questions 1 to 5 True (T) or False (F).
In December 2002, Lynne Cox became the first
person to swim a mile in the Antarctic. She
then wrote a book about it: Swimming to Antarctica,
which has become a best seller in the States.
She did it in 25 minutes in 32-degree water,
wearing only a swim suit and a cap for her
1972, at the age of 15, she broke the records
for both the youngest and the fastest person
to swim across the English Channel. Her
book tells the story of those swims and
others over 30 years.
has swum along the River Nile and around
the Cape of Good Hope. When she swam across
the Cook Strait in New Zealand, she was
accompanied for a while by dolphins. She
has also swum from Denmark to Sweden, from
Morocco to Gibraltar and across the Bering
Strait from the America to Russia.
reasons which remain a scientific mystery,
her body can cope very well with cold water.
Even when she was a teenager, she realised
'there weren't any races long enough for
me in a swimming pool'. But her body is
not her only advantage. She's also very
hard-working and ambitious.
book is interesting, but not perfect. It's
longer than it should be, mostly because
Cox discusses in great detail the dangers
of her various swims, most of which involve
death from freezing. We don't learn enough
about her parents either. They are always
there to help her, but I wanted to know
more about them.
best bits of the book are where she explains
her motivation. She writes: 'It is amazing
how incredible the human body is, that it
can do so much, that it can go beyond the
everydayness of life, that it can be extraordinary
and powerful, and harbour a spirit of hope
and pure will.'
Lynne Cox's book is very popular in the
She needed a wetsuit in Antarctica. T
Scientists would like to know why Lynne
does it. T
Some parts of her book are too long.
Her book doesn't talk much about her family
Заполните вопросы, используя правильную
форму глаголов в круглых скобках.
the questions using the correct form of
the verbs in parentheses.
Romeo and Juliet? (write)
I think it was Shakespeare.
I come from Sao Paulo.
do you like
I really love pasta.
Christopher Columbus, in 1492.
are you feeling / do you feel
at the moment? (feel)
I feel great.
did you go
on your holiday? (go)
I went to Australia.
Do you have
any English-speaking friends? (have)
Yes. I have two friends from the USA and
one from England.
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