Задания 19-25



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Excuses, excuses …


For years my husband, Tom, and I had complained bitterly about the lack of sidewalks in our village. We didn’t have enough exercise but we ___NOT/CAN___ jog because there were no sidewalks. Tom had often told ___I___, «If only we had sidewalks, we would jog or walk daily and become models of fitness». So we were thrilled when a community sidewalk project was announced, and watched eagerly as paving neared completion. Then the ____BAD____ thing happened: wishful thinking and reality collided.  «Well, dear,» Tom said. «What’ll we use as an excuse for not walking now?»  I said I ___THINK___ of some excuse.



Traffic lights


Have you ever wondered about the origin of the green, yellow, and red colour scheme for traffic lights? In 1920, in Detroit, the USA, a policeman ___NAME___ William L. Potts invented the four-way, three-colour traffic signal. It ___BASE___ on the colours used in the railroad system. Thus, Detroit ___BECOME___ the first city to use the red, green, and yellow lights to control road traffic.




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