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. 



Merrywood Elementary


My mother decided it was time for me to go to school. I was sent to Merrywood Elementary when I was six and I thought it was a complete waste of time. What was the (1) _______ of school when I could learn all I needed at the docks? It turned (2) _______ that Mum had other plans for my future which didn’t include joining Uncle Stan in the shipyard.

Once Mum had dropped me off each morning, I would hang around in the yard until she was out of sight, and then slope off to the docks. I made sure I was always back at the school gates when she returned to pick me up in the afternoon. On the (3) _______ back home, I had to be very inventive. I would (4) _______ her everything I’d done at school that day. I was good at making up stories. (5) _______, it wasn’t long before she discovered that was all they were: stories.

Occasionally Mr. Haskins, the gatekeeper, decided he’d seen me leave the school too often and I’d be (6) _______ to the headmaster. My form master, Mr.Holcombe, never let on if I didn’t show up for his class, but then he was a bit soft.

One or two other boys from my school also (7) _______ to hang around the docks but I kept my distance from them. They were older and bigger and never missed a chance to beat me if I got in their way.



  1. A) help                                                B) goal                                           C) point                                           D) aim
  2. A) off                                                   B) out                                             C) in                                                 D) over
  3. A) trial                                                B) path                                           C) track                                           D) way
  4. A) speak                                             B) say                                             C) tell                                               D) talk
  5. A) moreover                                      B) however                                  C) therefore                                    D) although
  6. A) reported                                        B) remembered                          C) reminded                                   D) required
  7. A) held                                                B) kept                                           C) used                                            D) had




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