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. 



Henry Thompson


Henry was the most talented child in the Thompson family. The whole family were really proud (1) ______ him. Henry’s mother Mrs. Linda Thompson never tired of (2) ______ everybody what fine letters and essays he could write when he studied at school. She bought a lot of different books to help Henry develop his skills.

Just as his mother hoped, when Henry (3) ______ up, he decided to be a writer. To begin with, he taught at school a while and gave lectures which people did not understand very well, for he had strange ideas for those times. (4) ______, Henry didn’t give up his philosophy and devoted his time to writing his thoughts down. No (5) ______ how tired or busy he was, he wrote page after page, sitting in the woods, as he liked that activity better than anything else. It helped Henry to express his ideas and understand the world around him. He first wrote a report on a week’s trip on the Concord and Merrimac rivers. This book did not sell very well, and one time he carried home from the publishers seven hundred copies that no one would buy, saying: “Well, I have quite a respectably sized library now — all my own writing, too!” His sense of humour never (6) ______ him. Henry’s mother Linda was always by his side supporting him, reading his books. Mrs. Thompson often kept (7) ______ Henry of his wonderful talent. She had no doubt that her son would succeed one day; it was only a question of time. And she was absolutely right.



  1. A) by                                                    B) to                                              C) of                                               D) at
  2. A) saying                                            B) talking                                     C) telling                                       D) speaking
  3. A) grew                                               B) got                                            C) came                                         D) rose
  4. A) Otherwise                                     B) However                                 C) Moreover                                 D) Therefore
  5. A) chance                                           B) wonder                                    C) problem                                   D) matter
  6. A) ruined                                            B) failed                                        C) turned                                      D) spoiled
  7. A) recovering                                    B) realizing                                  C) reminding                               D) remembering




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