Read and complete the text below. For each of the empty space (23-32) choose the correct answer (А, В, C or D). Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.
Andy Wasnick loved the idea. Mary Arthur hated it. Kurt Mendez didn’t think it was any big deal. Mr. El thought it (23) ____________________ a brilliant idea. After all, it was (24) ____________________ idea.
’It’s only fair’, Mr. El explained to his new fourth graders as they stood (25) ____________________ waiting for the lunch bell to ring, ’that we turn things around. Every year you guys line up in alphabetical (26) ____________________. Alphabetical order to go to lunch, to go to gym, to go home, and so on. This (27) ____________________ we’re using reverse alphabetical order’.
Mindy Vale put her hand down as Mr. El pointed to her. ’I’ve always had to stand at the back of the line, ever since (28) ____________________! Now I’m near the front. Thank you, thank you!’
The teacher smiled. Then he called on Christopher Cash, a serious and (29) ____________________ young man. ’Mr. El, I think you should reconsider this policy. This is very drastic and (30) ____________________. This could confuse our fragile young minds!’
’Put a lid on it, Chris!’ shouted David Tyler.
’We won’t have any outbursts like that, David!’ Mr. El said firmly. He turned toward Christopher. ’Don’t (31) ____________________ , Christopher. We only have strong minds in this class’.
’How many of you think this is a good idea?’ Mr. El asked. As you would probably expect, most of the hands that went up were in the (32) ____________________ half of the line.
For each of the empty space (33-42) choose the correct answer (А, В, C or D), Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.
The stars are usually actors and actresses. Most people do not even look at the name of the director or producer, except one — Steven Spielberg. When he was a little boy, his father (33) ____________________ him how to use a camera. Later he got his own camera and started to film things like model train crashes, stories about monsters and horrible murders. His three younger sisters (34) ____________________ always the victims. Later he made his first film at home at the age of twelve. It was a cowboy film three and a half minutes long, and it (35) ____________________ $10 to make. When he was sixteen, he (36) ____________________ a science-fiction film more than two hours long. (37) ____________________ films was his great hobby — much more fascinating for him than school. Of course, Steven wanted to go to film school. But his high school grades (38) ____________________ not good enough! So he just (39) ____________________ along to Universal Studios and asked for a job. Spielberg sometimes (40) ____________________ a lot of complicated effects — in the Indiana Jones films, for example. But, like in Duel, he (41) ____________________ a fantastic atmosphere even without special effects. E. T. is a success because of the feelings and reactions of the children. In 1994 he (42) ____________________ the most important film prize, the Oscar, for Schindler’s List. The secret of Spielbergs success is that the stories in many of his films somehow look as if they could happen to ordinary people like you and me.