В этой серии публикаций мы обратимся к текстам для чтения на выпускном экзамене по английскому языку. Сегодня мы разбираем текст из двадцатого билета How I got to the top.
Вопросы к тексту How I got to the top
1. Read the article and say in 2-3 sentences what it is about.
2. The author explains what made her write songs. Find this extract and read it aloud.
3. Why were all the people nice to her during the show?
4. What did she talk to Girl Scouts in Nashville about?
Варианты ответов к тексту How I got to the top
1. The heroine of the text is a girl, who became a winner of the American Idol. She describes her way to the top despite hardships. The narration proves yet another time that persistence and a luck coincidence are vital to overall success.
2. I was either ten or eleven when I wrote my first song. I don’t remember. My mum was struggling financially and emotionally, so I didn’t talk a lot. Finally, she told me if I couldn’t talk about what was bothering me, I should write about it. So she gave me a notebook, and my poems turned into lyrics.
3. The girl thinks the organisers and participants were nice to her during the contest since no one thought she could win. It came as a surprise to all of them. As far as I know, people in show business avoid criticizing each other as bad publicity is a way to nowhere. Maybe it is not the case, but it is what I think about it.
4. She is certain it’s of vital importance to talk to girls about weight. Girls can be easily influenced by glossy magazines which spread the false idea of beauty. Skinny models shouldn’t be role models. The desire to look like a girl from a magazine often leads to anorexia. Refusing to eat doesn’t make a person happy. Health is easy to ruin and hard to restore. First things first!
Обратите внимание на другой вариант ответов к тексту How I got to the top. В данном случае в качестве ответов используются слегка измененные предложения из текста.
1. This text is about a girl who won the American Idol. The girl describes her way up.
3. She thinks that everyone was supportive and nice because no one thought I could win.
4. She talked to them about self-esteem, weight and how to be self confident.
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