Задания 32-38



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Looking for a job


My new home was a long way from the center of London but it was becoming essential to find a job, so (1) ______ I spent a whole morning getting to town and applying to London Transport for a job on the tube. It turned out that they were looking for guards, not drivers. This (2) ______ me. I couldn’t drive a car but I could probably guard a train and perhaps continue to write poems between stations. “Yes, I would be a tube guard,” I thought. I could see myself being cheerful, useful, a good man in a crisis.

The next day I sat down, with almost a hundred other (3) ______, for the intelligence test. I must have done all right because after half an hour’s wait I was sent into another room for a psychological test. The examiner sat at a desk. You were signaled forward to occupy the seat opposite him when the previous occupant had been (4) ______. Sometimes the person was rejected quickly and sometimes after quite a while. Obviously the longer interviews were the most successful ones. Mine was the only one that lasted a minute and a half. I can remember the questions now: “Why did you leave your last job, “Why did you leave your job before that? “And the one before?” I can’t (5) ______ my answers, except they were short at first and grew shorter as we continued. His closing statement (6) ______ a lack of sensitivity, which helped to explain why as a psychologist he had risen no higher than the underground railway. “You have failed this test and we are unable to offer you a position.” Failing to get that job was my low point. Or so I thought, believing that the work was easy. Actually, such a job (7) ______ exactly this sort of elementary responsibility a dreamer like me is unlikely to have. But, I was still far short of self-understanding as well as short of cash.



  1. A) finally                                              B) at the end                              C) lastly                                   D) in conclusion
  2. A) comforted                                      B) matched                                C) fitted                                    D) suited
  3. A) friends                                            B) members                               C) candidates                         D) nominees
  4. A) declined                                         B) dismissed                              C) accepted                             D) abandoned
  5. A) recall                                              B) memorize                               C) forget                                  D) remind
  6. A) discovered                                     B) revealed                                 C) disguised                           D) opened
  7. A) expects                                           B) offers                                      C) demands                            D) asks




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