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Jake: Hi, Mary. Long time no see. How are things?
Mary: Oh, hi, Jake. I’m fine, thank you.
Jake: Are you getting ready for college? The start of the new academic year is in a week already.
Mary: Yes, I know. It’s not like I’m really keen on studies, but after such a good summer, it’s not so bad to come back to college.
Jake: Did you have a good summer? You are so lucky, then.
Mary: I did. Didn’t you?
Jake: Well, I stayed in town the whole summer. I had a summer job as a waiter in a café, plus we moved house – and it’s no easy matter.
Mary: Oh, I see. You didn’t really have any chance to recharge your batteries, then.
Jake: Maybe next summer will be better. I’m trying to be positive, you know. Well, that’s enough about me. Tell me about your amazing summer. You went traveling, didn’t you?
Mary: Yes, I did. I think traveling is absolutely necessary if you really want to have a good rest.
Jake: So, where did you go?
Mary: You might be surprised, but my parents and I decided to go to Russia.
Jake: Russia? Come on, you must be joking.
Mary: Not at all. You know, my mum has been learning Russian for a while, and got interested in the Russian culture. So, finally, my dad and I agreed that it might be a nice experience, and we don’t regret it a single bit.
Jake: You must have visited Moscow and Saint Petersburg, then. I know these are the two biggest and most beautiful cities in Russia.
Mary: Well, we spent a couple of days in Moscow, but then we took a tour around the Golden Ring.
Jake: The Golden Ring? What’s that?
Mary: The Golden Ring unites several Russian towns and cities. They are quite old and have a lot of churches and cathedrals. I think the route is called so because of that. I mean, the colours of the domes.
Jake: It sounds so interesting. Did you take many photos?
Mary: Of course. Besides churches, many of these of these cities have Kremlins. These are ancient fortresses to protect the cities against invasions. Most of them are in very good condition and functions as museums of local history.
Jake: Was it a guided tour?
Mary: Yes. The tour guide was a very nice Russian lady with excellent English. She knows so much about all these places. I even made some notes.
Jake: Maybe I can drop in someday and you’ll show me your photos and the notes.
Mary: Of course!
A. Mary can’t wait to get back to studies. — 2: False
B. Jake didn’t have a chance to travel in summer. — 1: True
C. Mary’s mother speaks Russian fluently. — 3: Not stated
D. Mary and her parents spent a lot of time in Moscow. — 2: False
E. Mary’s hobby is taking photos of churches. — 3: Not stated
F. Mary had an English-speaking guide on her tour. — 1: True
G. Jake wants to see Mary’s photos from her trip. — 1: True