уровня TOEFL по английскому языку. № 23.
Прочтите следующую статью о человеческом
мозге. Выберите T (Истина) или F (Ложь) для предложений
с 1 по 5.
the following article on the human brain.
Choose T (True) or F (False) for sentences
1 to 5.
is conflict over its abilities. On the one
hand, and for many a normal day, a particular
brain may exhibit precious little intelligence.
Its owner may eat what has been set before
him, walk to a bus stop, reach work, perform
the same repetitive task, return home, eat
again and sleep. An animal could do the
same. On the other hand, there is the musician
Hans von Bulow travelling by train from
Hamburg to Berlin, reading Stanford's Irish
Symphony, previously unknown to him, and
then conducting it that evening without
a score. Some musicians prefer reading a
piece of music to hearing the work, claiming
that the experience is without the blemishes
of an actual performance.
Mozart confided that a whole new composition
would suddenly arise in his mind. At convenient
moments he would translate this entire fabric
of rhythm, melody, harmony, counterpoint
and tone into the written symbols of a score.
For those who have trouble with a telephone
number or with a name to fit a face, it
is even problematical contemplating the
gap between us and them, the normal and
bizarre fact is that the brains of von Bulow
and Mozart were inherited from a long line
of hunter-gatherers. Why on earth, or even
how on earth, did a brain system evolve
that could remember symphonies when its
palaeolithic requirements were assuredly
to the text:
People do not have to use much intelligence
in a normal day. T
(2) Music is often performed imperfectly.
(3) Mozart imagined a piece of music in
his mind before writing it. T
(4) The author considers himself to be a
(5) Everyone has the potential to be a genius.
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