ЕГЭ Тест 4-3.

Вы услышите рассказ выпускницы колледжа о ее поездки в Италию. Выполните задания A8-A14 вставив цифру 1, 2 или 3, соответствующую выбранному варианту ответа. Прослушайте запись дважды.

A8 it was the narrator’s first visit to Europe because
1) she wanted to travel round her own country first.
2) she didn’t have enough money to go to Europe before.
3) her parents thought the trip wasn’t worth the money.

A9 When leaving for Italy the narrator expected
1) her Italian to be good enough to help her interpret what was going on.
2) everyone spoke some English there.
3) her Spanish to help her feel more comfortable.

A10 The narrator and her friend kept riding around Rome on a bus for a long time because
1) an exchange student got them on the wrong bus.
2) they didn’t know where to get off the bus.
3) they wanted to see as much of Rome as possible.

A11 The narrator was amazed that in Rome
1) fourteen-year-olds were allowed to drive cars.
2) pedestrians had the right of the way.
3) drivers didn’t keep to the highway code.

A12 The thing that the narrator didn’t like about her trip was that she had to
1) do sightseeing in a rush.
2) travel long distances on a bus.
3) do the sights she didn’t feel like doing.

A13 The narrator thought Europe was wasted on many people in the group because they
1) hardly had any time to do the shopping.
2) couldn’t interact with the locals.
3) were indifferent to the local culture.

A14 When it was time to leave Italy, the narrator felt
1) a little disappointed.
2) ready to go home.
3) fairly excited.


Ответы на тест.

Now we are ready to start.

This summer I went on a three-week trip to Italy with a friend of mine from college. I had never been out of the USA before although I had traveled a lot around of my own country and I'm glad about that. I had always wanted to go on an exchange when I was in college but I couldn't afford it. When I graduated from college I decided that I was just going to throw all my money into this trip to Europe. My parents tried to convince me that the trip wasn't worth the money, but they said so just because they didn't want me to leave the country.

When we landed in Rome, we immediately found that we were in another world. I don't know what I expected. I think I had expected that everything would have English subtitles or something. You know I had taken a year of Italian at high school at one point, and that was the extent of my experience. I had also been told that Spanish was very similar to Italian, so I guess I had expected that I would be able to interpret what was going on just based on my know-ledge of Spanish because I had some pretty extensive knowledge of Spanish. But it didn't work out that way. It took us about two hours to get out of the airport.

On our first day we had a big hassle with public transportation. We decided to take a bus into town but we missed our bus stop. I guess we were expecting somebody to hold up an English sign and say "Debbie and Christine, get off the bus now." But that didn't happen and we ended up just riding around Rome on the bus endlessly. So our trip downtown turned into some kind of a sightseeing tour. We kept asking the passengers questions in broken Italian slash Spanish but it wasn't turning out well for us. Finally, we ran into an exchange student and he got us off the bus at the right stop and pointed in the proper direction.

Rome is a really maniac city. I mean the traffic is completely insane. I mean there're traffic rules but drivers consider them to be optional. There're ten thousand mopeds everywhere. I think you can get a license when you're fourteen years old to drive a moped. It's definitely a far cry from Princeton where the pedestrians all have the right of the way.

We spent about three days in Rome and then we moved on to Florence. We were there for about three days too. But I'd say the tour we were on was very fast-paced, which was one thing I would change if I went back. I would like to do things according to when I want to do them and not according to when the guide tells me to move on to the next place. Because in a lot of cases I felt we didn't really get to absorb everything there was to absorb in each city. We were always just piled back on the tour bus and taken to the next place. We covered a lot of territory traveling by bus, but sometimes I just felt like we were running past things, which was kind of crazy. l also found a lot of people on our tour group to be rather embarrassing. For them the tour was little more than a shopping expedition. Nobody had any cultural interest in being in Europe or interacting with the locals. I felt Europe was wasted on them in a way. I felt they should be shipped straight home.

But on the whole it was definitely exciting to be over in Europe. When it was time to return home I felt that I hadn't been in Italy long enough to see everything that I wanted to see and I couldn't say "Okay. now I'm ready to go. It's time to load my stuff back on the plane and go home." So that was a little frustrating for me. I hope I can go back next year because it was a good trip.

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