A Weekend Getaway
On Friday, Brett(1)_______(decide) that it would be nice to go camping with his best friend
James to Toad Island for weekend. Ye went over to James’ house. James (2)_____(play) football
with his brother. “Hey, James! Would you like to go camping tomorrow? The
weather(3)_____(be) good!” shouted Brett. “I would love to. What time(4)______(think) you of
leaving?’ asked Brett. “Oh, I don’t know. What about 6.30 am?” answered Brett. “Wow! That’s
early! Let me ask my parents. I (5)_____(call) you,” said James. James told his mum about the
camping trip. “I’m afraid you can’t go. We (6)______(buy) tickets to go to Shortland Safari Park
for the weekend,’ replied his mum. “Well, can I invite Brett along? I’m sure he (7)_____(love) to
come,” James asked. “Sure, ask him along. Tell him to be here by 10 am,” said his mum. “A
more civilized time,” said James as he walked towards the phone.
Cycling Across the Ocean
‘The Subhuman Project’ is one man’s dream to cycle 3,700 kilometres just below the surface of
the Atlantic Ocean in a pedal-power submarine. The man is Ted Ciamillo, an engineer,
(8)_____(invent) and entrepreneur, who says that he hopes to make the journey in just fifty days.
Ciamillo will pedal two metres below the ocean surface for 6 hours each day. He will breathe
through a(n)(9)______(special) designed snorkel or, for deeper dives, through a scuba system. At
night, he will come up to the surface and sleep in a tent erected on top of the submarine.
(10)______(power) cameras mounted on the submarine will record everything from huge whales
to tiny plankton. They will even capture(11)_______(pollute) such as floating rubbish. Naturally,
marine biologists are excited by the large amount of data Ciamillo could gather for them on
his(12)______(cross). Once a day, Ciamillo, will meet with a support boat that will follow him
for his entire journey to replace dead batteries, air cylinders and other (13)_____(equip).
Task 6: Choose the right variant:
The Best Season
Most people say they prefer spring to summer, but early autumn is the time when I most want to
be in England. Surprisingly, the weather is often better in September and October than it is in
the(14)______of summer. This is really the time to get out and enjoy the beauty of the English
countryside. Already the children have(15)_____to school and, with fewer people
looking(16)____hotel room, accommodation is a lot less(17)______than in the summer season.
At this time of the year, you will find that the English woods and forests are breathtakingly
beautiful. Few things are more enjoyable than(18)_____slowly through an English wood on a
sunny morning in early autumn, walking(19)____a crisp carpet of falling orange, gold and brown
leaves in the still, cool air. The world seems at(20)_____when the weather is like this and I
always feel relaxed in a golden English wood in autumn.
14. a)close b)middle c)period d)time
15. a)returned b)departed c)attended d)left
16. a)at b)for c)from d)to
17. a)wealthy b)valuable c)rich d)expensive
18. a)striding b)marching c)strolling d)racing
19. a)across b)by c)through d)away
20. a)calm b)peace c)comfort d)happiness