Задания 32-38



Прочитайте текст с пропусками, обозначенными номерами 1 – 7. Эти номера соответствуют заданиям 1 – 7, в которых представлены возможные варианты ответов (А, B, C, D). Установите соответствие номера пропуска варианту ответа. 



Philip and Michael


Philip Masters was a millionaire now. (1) ______, everyone in the club was aware that he had built up his own business from scratch after he had left his first job as a kitchen salesman. “Ready-Fit Kitchens” had started in a shed at the end of Philip’s garden. Later, he (2) ______ in building a factory on the other side of town that employed more than three hundred people.

Ten years later, the financial press speculated that Philip’s business was worth a couple of million. When five more years later the company was taken over by the John Lewis Partnership, Philip got seventeen million pounds. (3) ______ businessmen were as lucky as he was.

Philip was married for more than twenty years. He had fallen in love with Sally at first (4) ______. Now Sally was chairman of the regional branch of the Save the Children Fund. Their son had just won a place at St Anne’s College, Oxford. Michael was the boy’s godfather.

Michael Gilmour could (5) ______ be a greater contrast. On leaving school, where Philip had been his closest friend, he (6) ______ to find a permanent job. He started out as a trainee with Watneys, but lasted only a few months. Then he started to work as a reporter with a publishing company. He drifted from job to job. (7) ______ Philip, he married his childhood sweetheart, Carol West, the daughter of a local doctor. They had a daughter. Michael seemed to have settled down at last.



  1. A) Therefore                                       B) Moreover                               C) However                                  D) Although
  2. A) fulfilled                                           B) succeeded                              C) managed                                 D) achieved
  3. A) Little                                               B) Many                                        C) Much                                        D) Few
  4. A) view                                                B) sight                                         C) look                                           D) glimpse
  5. A) simply                                            B) nearly                                      C) hardly                                       D) merely
  6. A) lacked                                            B) missed                                     C) failed                                         D) lost
  7. A) Like                                                B) Alike                                         C) Familiar                                    D) Similar




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