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A: Your cart is already full – apples, fish, sausages. Are you sure you need all of that?
B: Yes, and something else. I also need oil in a large glass bottle. Do you know where the oil is displayed?
A: With the groceries, I think. It’s over there, next to the large poster with the vegetables.
B: Yes, I see it. Wait for me here, I’ll be back in a minute.
A: Okay, fine. I’ll wait.
A: Today, we are trying a special king of drawing, which is called “still life.”
B: Still life? What is it?
A: A still life picture presents different arrangements of fruit, flowers, bowls…whatever. You can see a sample of still life here, on my table — apples, grapes, and an orange, and a ceramic bowl.
B: Are we going to draw it? With oils, or with pencils?
A: Today, we are drawing with pencils. Next time, we’ll try pastels, and then the oils.
A: What can I do for you?
B: I just want to send these things to my grandson. Every year, I send him a warm Christmas jumper and warm socks as a present. He says he loves homemade knitted things. It’s pure wool, by the way.
A: Yes, yes. I understand, but all these things need to be packed properly. Put them on the counter. I’ll do it myself.
B: Oh, thank you.
A: And you — could you please fill in this form? Here, you should write your grandson’s address. Don’t forget the post code, please. And here, you own address.
A: And what is this bowl for?
B: This old ceramic bowl? I have no idea. It dates back to the twelfth century. People probably kept grain, or flour in it.
A: It’s written here that the bowl was found when the archeologists dug out the village in 2012. There are many other objects from the village, and they are displayed here.
B: Let’s have a look. I’ve always been interested in history. The artifacts can tell us a lot about what people’s life was like I the past.
A – 3: In a supermarket
B – 1: In an art classroom
C – 5: In a post office
D – 2: In a museum
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Speaker A: We were planning to go on a picnic last weekend, but I decided not to go, as I found out I had nothing to wear to feel warm outdoors. Instead, I went to the shopping centre and bought a nice, warm coat for myself, and pair of warm sports trousers. The coat is great, and I like the colour a lot. It’s silver-grey. The coat is made up of a water-resistant fabric. It has a hood, and lots of different pockets for phones, keys, glasses…whatever. Next time, I’ll feel better prepared for a picnic.
Speaker B: We enjoy all sorts of outdoor activities, and seldom spend weekends at home. Last Saturday, we decided to go on an excursion to a nearby town, which is well known for its historical sites. We set off early in the morning and were there at about 9:30am. The first thing we did was to have tea with biscuits in a small café near the bus station, and then headed to the historical centre of the town.
Speaker C: My friends are going on a hiking trip this weekend, and invited me to join them. It may sound like a great idea, but I’m not sure I’ll go with them. It was on the radio and TV that we are in for heavy rain, and it will be very windy, almost stormy. There is some chance for brief, occasional sunshine, but in general it will feel cold and humid. I don’t even have any appropriate clothes for hiking and camping in such an unfriendly environment.
Speaker D: If you want to get the most from your trip, journey, or just a day out, remember to arrange everything beforehand. It’s very important to find out what the weather is going to be like at your destination. Bad weather can spoil any trip, you know. Then remember to book a hotel….if you are going to stay in a hotel, and book the excursions or trips you want to go on. If you leave it to the last moment, there may be no vacant places.
Speaker E: When the weather is okay, we usually spend time outdoors. The best way to relax after a busy working week is a bicycle ride. We are lucky to live in an area where there are lots of places for cycling. There are bicycle lanes all over the town, but we prefer cross country cycling, as it’s more fun. That’s why we go out of the town and race there.
A – 5: his/her new clothes.
B – 6: his/her recent trip.
C – 2: the weather forecast.
D – 4: the importance of planning holidays.
E – 1: his/her favourite sports activity.
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Kate: Hi, Leo. What are you looking for here?
Leo: Oh, Kate. Hi. I need a present for my nephew. Some colourful children’s book he can read himself. He’s only four and a half, but he’s learning to read already.
Kate: Clever boy! But I think at his age, it’s healthier to spend more time playing in a park, in a playground, not sitting over books.
Leo: Oh, don’t worry. He plays a lot. And you? Looking for a textbook?
Kate: Yeah, I need a reference book for our maths classes. I’ve chosen this one. What do you think?
Leo: It will do. Yes, you can find everything here. Lots of tables…and it’s presented very clearly. It’s worth buying.
Kate: Maths has always been a problem for me, and I also want to buy something to read on biology.
Leo: To read on biology? What do you mean? Some thriller about cactuses, or a love story about a beautiful white mouse?
Kate: Biology is not only about cactuses and mice. It’s a very interesting subject, and I read much more about it then we need to do for homework. I would like to work as a biologist or as an environmentalist in the future.
Leo: It’s an interesting job, I believe. And it usually means lots of travelling. You’ll see different places with different animals and plants. But it also means you have to go to university.
Kate: Probably. But one day I will. But not right after school. And I don’t have any travel plans for the near future either.
Leo: Do you want to find some work first? To gain some work experience?
Kate: Yes, it’s my plan. I think young people need to work a bit. To understand what they like, and what they want. And only after that to make decisions about university and serious careers.
Leo: It’s reasonable. There’s an old Chinese saying that “It’s better to stand and wait, rather than run in the wrong direction.”
Kate: Clever! Did you know that they’ve introduced a new course on Chinese language at school? An optional one. Would you like to try learning it?
Leo: No. French is my limit.
Kate: Yes, I also learn French…and German too. I like French more. German sounds too harsh to me.
Leo: Probably. In my school, only French is obligatory. And we can take one more foreign language if we want – Spanish, Italian, Russian. I took none of them.
Kate: You are just lazy.
Leo: No, I’m not. I just don’t have a gift for language, and I know it.
Kate: But you are very good at sports, aren’t you? You take part in all the school competitions, in all possible kinds of sports.
Leo: It’s because I love it. My training program is designed for seven days a week.
Kate: Don’t you relax even on Saturdays and Sundays?
Leo: No. If you really want to achieve something in sports, you need to do it every day.
Kate: Wow! And you cycle to school and back every weekday too, don’t you?
Leo: Yes, I do. In any weather. It’s great training, and I’m never late.
Kate: I should probably try it too. I usually go by school bus, or my mum drives me. Going by bicycle sounds really extreme to me.
Leo: Oh, just try, and you’ll get used to it very quickly.
3. Where are Kate and Leo talking?
3) In a shopping centre.
4. What subject is Kate interested in?
5. What is Kate planning to do after school?
2) To find a job.
6. What foreign languages does Kate learn?
1) French and German.
7. How often does Leo do sports?
3) Every day.
8. How does Leo get to school?
2) By bicycle.