Упражнения уровня IELTS по английскому языку. № 35.

Прочтите текст о поиске жены и выберите ( ) Верно, Ложно или Не указано для предложений с 1 по 7.
Read the news story and choose ( ) True, False or Not stated for sentences 1 to 7.

Oldham Man Advertising For A Wife

John Hawthorne's quest for a wife is no secret. For the past few months, it has been advertised on a large, portable sign - simply reading 'WIFE WANTED' - in front of his home in Oldham.

But after hearing from about 60 women and going out with three, the 53-year-old says all he's looking for now is a second date with one. So the sign has come down.

Hawthorne says he was so taken with one woman after their lunch date that he presented her with a video of his friends' testimonials on his behalf.
The woman, who declines to be identified pending future dates, says she is 'intrigued' by Hawthorne, columnist Tim Brooking wrote in The Oldham Press on Monday.

She describes herself as being about a decade younger than her suitor, college-educated, childless and never-married. She says she's 'open to the idea of a relationship.' But Hawthorne is a bit bolder in his assessment: 'I think this really could be the one.'

Hawthorne's dating methodology didn't exactly come as a big surprise to many who know him in Oldham. The retired teacher is known for his wacky sense of humour, and unconventional behaviour - such as sleeping in his living room on a pair of mattresses piled on top of a dining room table.

Married many years ago for just six months, Hawthorne says that until that momentous lunch, he hadn't had a date since 1994.
Some of the 60 women from around the county who responded to his plea for a partner wrote eloquent letters, he says. One arrived at his post office addressed only, 'To the man who wants to get married, Oldham.'

'It's a bizarre way to meet somebody,' Hawthorne said, 'but I never would have met this woman otherwise.'
The second date was set for New Year's Eve.

(1) Mr Hawthorne's friends have helped him to find a wife. True / False / Not stated /
(2) Mr Hawthorne advertised himself in The Oldham Press. True / False / Not stated /
(3) The residents of Oldham are not surprised by his dating methods. True / False / Not stated /
(4) Mr Hawthorne thinks he might have found true love at last. True / False / Not stated /
(5) The woman he is dating wants to keep her identity a secret. True / False / Not stated /
(6) Mr Hawthorne regrets the method he chose. True / False / Not stated /
(7) Mr Hawthorne would like to start a family. True / False / Not stated /

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