I. Прочитайте текст и выполните задания, обводя букву A, B, C или D, соответствующую ответу, который вам кажется наиболее верным.
Free Trip to America — Nearly
Six boys, aged seven to nine, nearly got a free trip to America last Sunday. They got on to the 42,000-ton ship Oriana, one of the world’s biggest passenger liners, by saying that their parents had their tickets and passports. As the ship sailed from Southampton on its way to the Caribbean and America, the boys laughed and waved goodbye to policemen standing on the dockside.
Unfortunately for them, the boys were discovered when they asked a sailor the way to the “café”. The sailor took them to the Captain, who checked up on them and radioed for a police boat to take them back to Southampton. The boys are now in a children’s home while police try to trace their parents.
Two of the boys are called John, there are two Davids (aged seven and nine), and the others are called Larry and Michael. They say that their surname is Power, and claim to be brothers or cousins. Nine-year-old David said that their parents’ caravan was moved on by police from its site near Heathrow Airport on Sunday morning. The boys came back from a swimming trip and found their home gone.
The boys took the Underground to Waterloo, bought platform tickets, and got on the boat train to Southampton. When they arrived there they thought it would be great to go to America, and boarded the Oriana.
Apparently this was not the first time the boys had experimented with foreign travel. They told police that a few weeks ago they went to France on a hovercraft, but were picked up by French police at Amiens and sent home.
1. Which statement is true?
- Six boys, aged nine, nearly got a free trip to America last Sunday.
- Six boys, aged seven to nine, got a free trip to America last Sunday.
- Six boys, aged seven to nine, nearly got a business trip to America last Sunday.
- Six boys, aged seven to nine, almost got a free trip to America last Sunday.
2. When were the boys discovered?
- When they asked the way to the “café”.
- When they were having dinner in the “café”.
- When they waved goodbye to policemen standing on the dockside.
- When they were saying that their parents had their tickets and passports.
3. Which statement is not true?
- Two of the boys are called John.
- There are two Larries and Michael.
- There are two Davids.
- They claim to be brothers and cousins.
4. Why did they board the Oriana?
- because they thought it would be great to go to America.
- because they wanted to go to France.
- because they wanted to trace their parents.
- because their parents had their tickets and passports.
5. Where did the police take the boys back to?
- to America
- to France
- to Southampton
- to the Caribbean
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