Задания 32-38



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Light from the Past


When you stand and look at the stars, you are really looking at past history. The light from Alkaid, the end star in the handle of the Big Dipper, has taken about 210 years to (1) ________ your eyes. If Alkaid stopped (2) ________ today, people on earth would still see it (3) ________ about 210 years. Some of the stars you see here tonight may have stopped existing several thousand years ago. The light from some (4) ________ stars right now will not be seen on earth until thousands, or even millions, of years from now!

It’s (5) ________ breathtaking, and it (6) ________ to the great mystery about the nature of light. Think about water waves. They get smaller and smaller in amplitude as they travel. Their energy is lost in friction among the water molecules. Think of sound waves in air. They too get weaker and weaker because of friction among the air molecules.

But light waves stop only if they strike something, and their energy is transferred (7) ________ another form. (8) ________, they can go on and on, at the same terrific speed, with no loss of energy, forever!




  1. A) approach                                       B) reach                                   C) hit                                    D) achieve
  2. A) burning                                         B) flashing                               C) blushing                         D) shining
  3. A) after                                               B) through                               C) for                                    D) at
  4. A) farewell                                         B) faraway                              C) far                                    D) fair
  5. A) quit                                                 B) quick                                   C) quiet                               D) quite
  6. A) enlarges                                        B) increases                            C) adds                                D) multiplies
  7. A) into                                                 B) onto                                     C) for                                   D) at
  8. A) Although                                       B) Otherwise                          C) Whatever                      D) Either



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