Упражнения уровня KET по английскому языку. № 47.

Прочтите текст о Линн Кокс, пловчихе на длинные дистанции. Ответьте ( ) на пункты с 1 по 5 верно (T) или ложно (F).
Read 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 head.

In 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.

She 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.

For 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.

Cox's 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.

The 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.'

(1) Lynne Cox's book is very popular in the USA. T / F /

(2) She needed a wetsuit in Antarctica. T / F /

(3) Scientists would like to know why Lynne does it. T / F /

(4) Some parts of her book are too long. T / F /

(5) Her book doesn't talk much about her family life. T / F /

Заполните вопросы, используя правильную форму глаголов в круглых скобках.

Complete the questions using the correct form of the verbs in parentheses.

Who wrote
Romeo and Juliet? (write)
I think it was Shakespeare.

Where do you come from? (come)
I come from Sao Paulo.

What food do you like best? (like)
I really love pasta.

Who discovered America? (discover)
Christopher Columbus, in 1492.

How are you feeling / do you feel at the moment? (feel)
I feel great.

Where 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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