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. 



A traditional family book


“The Polar Express” is a traditional holiday story. Awarded the prestigious Caldecott Medal in 1986, “The Polar Express” has sold more than 7 million copies and has been translated into stage productions that take (1) ______ across the United States during the holiday season.

The book (2) ______ a story about a young boy, who is taking the Polar Express to test his beliefs in Santa. He is awakened from his Christmas Eve rest by a train that magically appears just outside his home. Ignoring the risk of the unknown, the boy climbs aboard, finding the car filled (3) ______ other youngsters. They are treated to goodies while on their way to the North Pole where Santa is to (4) ______ the first gift of Christmas to one of the passengers in a great festive ceremony. All the fairy tale characters as well as the youngsters from the train get (5) ______ in the town square to celebrate. Our hero is selected, and when asked what he would (6) ______, chooses a bell from Santa’s sleigh.

This is one of the great magical stories, with wonderful illustrations. I read this to my kids every Christmas Eve for many years. While they have long outgrown that tradition, on the rare occasions when I pick it up again, it never (7) ______ to bring tears to my eyes.



  1. A) part                                                 B) charge                                    C) time                                          D) place
  2. A) talks                                                B) speaks                                    C) tells                                           D) says
  3. A) with                                                B) by                                             C) of                                               D) in
  4. A) suggest                                          B) propose                                  C) offer                                          D) submit
  5. A) across                                            B) together                                  C) through                                    D) round
  6. A) want                                               B) love                                         C) wish                                           D) like
  7. A) lacks                                               B) fails                                         C) loses                                          D) falls




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