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. 





Diana had been hoping to get away by 5:00, so she could be at the farm in time for dinner. She tried not to show her true feelings when at 4:37 her deputy, Phil Haskings, presented her with a complex twelve-page document that (1) ______ the signature of a director before it could be sent out to the client. Haskins didn’t hesitate to (2) ______ her that they had lost two similar contracts that week.

To (3) ______ the truth, it was always the same on a Friday. The phones would go quiet in the middle of the afternoon and then, just as she thought she could leave, a new document would land on her desk. Diana looked at the document and knew there would be no chance of escaping before 6:00.

Diana adored her children. At first (4) ______ she looked happy. The demands of being a single parent as well as a director of a small but thriving City company meant there were (5) ______ moments left in any day to relax. When it came to the one weekend in four that James and Caroline spent with her ex-husband, Diana would try to leave the office a little earlier than usual to avoid the weekend traffic.

She read through the first page slowly, aware that any mistake (6) ______ hastily on a Friday evening could be (7) ______ in the weeks to come. She glanced at the clock on her desk as the signed the final page of the document. It was just showing 5:51.



  1. A) compelled                                      B) obliged                                   C) required                                   D) demanded
  2. A) remember                                      B) remind                                   C) recall                                         D) recollect
  3. A) say                                                   B) talk                                          C) speak                                         D) tell
  4. A) look                                                 B) view                                        C) sight                                           D) glimpse
  5. A) little                                                B) few                                           C) many                                         D) much
  6. A) made                                              B) done                                        C) held                                            D) took
  7. A) apologized                                    B) disappointed                         C) regretted                                   D) dissatisfied




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