Установите соответствие тем A-G текстам 1-6. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу. Используйте каждую букву только один раз. В задании одна тема лишняя. TEST 04 (part 1)
A. EXPENSIVE NEWSPAPERS
B. SERIOUS PROBLEM
C. DIFFERENT TOPICS
D. WAYS OF READING
E. INSTANT INFORMATION
F. EASIER READING
G. FAMOUS AUTHOR
1. There are two main types of newspaper: 'broadsheets' and 'tabloids'. Broadsheets are often larger than tabloids, and are 'serious' newspapers. They present the news in detail, and do not have many stories about the private lives of famous people. Tabloids, on the other hand, are much more interested in news and scandals involving stars than they are in serious news. They often have very big headlines, particularly on the front page, and have lots more photographs.
2. There is an organisation in the UK called the Plain English Campaign. Their aim is to try to get official documents, such as government leaflets, written in a style of English that is easy to understand. They say that a lot of written English, particularly when it's talking about legal issues, is confusing, even to British people. They have had a lot of success, and many government departments now make sure that the documents they produce are checked to make sure they're understandable.
3. The Tolstoy family have contributed much to Russian society and culture for many hundreds of years. One of the most famous Tolstoys, Count Lev Nikolaevich, better known to the world as Leo Tolstoy, was born in 1828. He was a writer, politician and philosopher, and is now considered to be one of the greatest novelists of the 19th century. Many of his books, including War and Peace and Anna Karenina, are still extremely popular today. Leo Tolstoy died in 1910.
4. If you're reading a newspaper and you want to find out what's on TV at 8 o'clock tonight, you don't read every word on the TV page. You ignore all the programmes on earlier in the day, and just look at the information about programmes on at 8 pm. With a news report, however, you may read the whole thing through quickly to get a general idea of what it's about. If it looks interesting, you might decide to read it in more detail.
5. When we want to find a company's telephone number, we look in a telephone directory. The Internet, however, doesn't have a directory of websites, so how can we find the website of a business we're interested in? The answer is to use a 'search engine'. One of the most popular search engines at the moment is Google. Let's say you want to find a company called Haymarket. You do a quick search on Google, and all the websites which have the word Haymarket in them appear in a list.
6. Many people suffer from some form of dyslexia. This means that their reading or writing ability is not as good as you would expect from their level of intelligence. There are actually many different types of dyslexia. If you have 'scotopic sensitivity syndrome', for example, you find it difficult to read black print on white paper. Other colours, however, are much easier to read.