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Досуг и увлечения

Раздел 2. (задания по чтению)

Прочитайте тексты и установите соответствие между заголовками 1–8 и текстами А–G. Запишите свои ответы в таблицу. Используйте каждую букву только один раз. В задании есть один лишний заголовок.


1. The War Office Propaganda

2. Chances for sightseeing

3. Winning Dresses

4. Stars are always stars

5. Bright Images

6. To Honour the former star

7. Men and women in art

8. A New Game Week
  1. There are many stops on the trail of an Oscars campaign. Nominees do face time at the galas for the various guilds (writers, directors, producers). And then there’s the daytime meet-and-greets at American Film Institute and the nominees luncheon for the Academy Awards themselves. But the clothes get louder where the cameras get brighter at the Golden Globes and later the SAG Awards. A highly subjective ranking of how stars showed up and showed off.

  2. Act of Valor” blends fiction and realism, casting active-duty service members as Navy SEALs (the babes and the bad guy are actors). But some critics question whether the Pentagon has played too large a role in this big-budget Hollywood picture.

  3. In her best, loosest moments, Twyla Tharp choreographs the way Woody Allen writes – with a keen understanding of personality, idiosyncratic rhythm and the essence of the performer. In much the same way that Allen crafted the title character of “Annie Hall” (1977) to distill perfectly Diane Keaton’s offbeat hesitancies and craziness Tharp created the leading male role in “Push Comes to Shove” (1976) to tease out the contradictions, playfulness and sexual tension coiled up inside ballet star Mikhail Baryshnikov. The portrait still feels right all these years later, even when danced by another man in entirely different circumstances.

  4. America’s favorite quiz show “Jeopardy!” is coming to Washington again for a Power Players Week. It’s only the third Power Players Week in the show’s 28-year history; the first time was in 1997, and the other time was in 2004. The syndicated hit’s producers haven’t announced who will compete this year, but don’t expect a lot of politicians who are now in office.
  5. The new Mob Museum in Las Vegas, which opened Feb. 14, is a late-generation design that uses many of the same tools and techniques one finds at similar venues focused on subjects where popular culture and history are too complicated to be understood. Think of the International Spy Museum or the Crime Museum (billed as “a must-see for CSI fans”), both in Washington and both conveniently located in a neighborhood near the Mall where the white marble of history blends into the neon lights of food, drink and fun.

  6. And yet as you wander through this exhibition of 77 works by 35 (mostly unknown) artists, many of which have never been seen outside of France, there’s always the possibility that something more is happening. The show is heavy with portraits, in part because female artists were allowed to pursue portraiture as a form more in keeping with gender expectations. Yet many of these relatively conventional portraits are uncommonly interesting, especially those of male sitters. Is there a psychic reversal here, an inversion of the usual power dynamic between the “male” gaze and the submissive “female” subject?

  7. The public of the previous years loved celebrities – their generals, athletes and film stars – but until New York Daily News photographer Harry Warnecke put them on the Sunday Magazine. Most people only knew shapes and shadows of famous faces awash in smudged newsprint. Dwight Eisenhower and Roy Rogers came to life in bright tricolor prints, a process so rare and complicated few photographers used it. That’s one of the reasons why the National Portrait Gallery is exhibiting “In Vibrant Color: Vintage Celebrity Portraits from the Harry Warnecke Studio,” which opens on Friday.










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In concert: Guns N’ Roses at Fillmore Silver Spring

Guns N’ Roses stepped onto the Fillmore Silver Spring stage a few ticks after midnight on Friday morning and didn’t pack it up until 3:04 a.m. It wasn’t a rock concert. It was a hostage situation.

Where did these guys even find the dare to call themselves Guns N’ Roses? Led by the band’s only original member, frontman Axl Rose, this unfocused eight-man crew pranced and preened with the enthusiasm and talent of a tribute band. For three torturous hours, the guys sucked the life force from some of the most anthemic rock songs ever written - “Sweet Child O’ Mine,” “Paradise City” and “November Rain” among them.

To call it a train wreck wouldn’t be right. Train wrecks are fast and violent. This was like being stuck in gridlock traffic behind a garbage truck in August.

Since Guns N’ Roses’ beloved original lineup dissolved in the mid-’90s, Rose has become a master of this brand of show business. Fans stuck around him for 15 years but the 2008 opus only proved how far he had fallen. Now, at age 50, Rose is touring with this version of Guns N’ Roses as the band prepares to take part in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in April.

Dreamers dreamed that this warm-up tour of relatively intimate club dates might include some of the band’s early members - guitarists Slash and Izzy Stradlin, bassist Duff McKagan, drummer Steven Adler - that fantastic collision of characters that made Guns N’ Roses so magnetic 25 years ago when its album “Appetite For Destruction” gave rock-and-roll its last massive injection of sex and danger.

Instead, Rose has surrounded himself with sloppy, unimaginative players that make him sound dated, safe and sexless. They had no command of pace or rhythm on Friday morning. Drum fills were dashed off. Guitar leads were hurried. And anytime Rose left the stage for one of the dozens of breathers he took throughout the set, the band would wander off into instrumental dead zones, as if trying to discover the intersection of pathetic and insulting.

Vocally, Rose sounded battered but not beaten. And he made up for any botched notes with those iconic moves, furiously pacing the stage, leaning against phantom walls, doing that snakey thing with his hips. His physicality was the only thing connecting him to a more glorious past.

So why did he keep leaving the stage? It only served as a repeated reminder of the Guns N’ Roses we weren’t seeing.

A 7 Guns N’ Roses started the show at twelve sharp.

1) True 2) False 3) Not stated
A 8 Guns N’ Roses had a new eight-membered staff.

1) True 2) False 3) Not stated

A 9 The concert produced a terrible impression on the audience.

1) True 2) False 3) Not stated

A 10 Axl Rose is still giving a lot of concerts all over the world.

1) True 2) False 3) Not stated

A 11 Some former musicians will participate in the warm-up tour.

1) True 2) False 3) Not stated

A 12 “Appetite For Destruction” was a hit album for all rock-n-roll industry.

1) True 2) False 3) Not stated

A 13 Today’s Guns N’ Roses cannot co-operate properly on the stage.

1) True 2) False 3) Not stated

A 14 Rose could remind of himself only by his gestures.

1) True 2) False 3) Not stated

Раздел 3. (задания по грамматике и лексике)

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Big salary, private screening room – and now another perk of _______ president of the Motion Picture Association of America: An Oscar vote. When former Sen. Chris Dodd ______ the job last March, he also received a membership in the academy, complete with voting rights and an invitation to his first-ever awards ceremony. “This is my maiden voyage,” Dodd told us on Thursday from L.A. As an academy member, he received all _____ “For Your Consideration” screeners and took his voting duties seriously: “I should probably ________ more in the theater. Martin Scorsese does not make movies for a DVD player. I ______not 37 years in politics and not learn anything,” he said.

He’s got a full schedule of meetings, parties and after-parties, where he’s power-networking like crazy: “The value for me is _______ into people I should know.” One new challenge: Trading business cards. “I never had one in my life before,” he told us. “I have to remind _____ to hand them out.”

Sacha Baron Cohen. Dodd and wife Jackie will walk the red carpet of the Kodak Theatre. Since Eastman Kodak filed for bankruptcy last month, a judge released the company from ____ expensive naming-rights deal. The gold “Kodak” sign is still on the front of the building, but academy president Tom Sherak said Wednesday that broadcasters and presenters _______ the unwieldy new name of the retail/entertainment complex instead.







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Art in focus: Frida Kahlo

Few artists can summon _____ interest like Mexican painter Frida Kahlo, whose physical torment, excited wedded life and famous lovers could have come straight from a telanovela.

Yet Artisphere’s new exhibit, “Frida Kahlo: Her Photos,” opening tonight, isn’t ______ as sexy as you hope it will be.

The exhibit features mostly keepsakes dug up from the ______ archives of Kahlo and her husband, Diego Rivera. Tucked away for 50 years were thousands of images Kahlo collected from family, friends, lovers and other _______, as well as a few shots she took herself.

But what’s on the walls at Artisphere are copies. The ____ photos went on display in 2007 at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico, and have remained there since. The perfectly aged-looking tears and wrinkles that _____ can make out at Artisphere are thanks to a careful process used to make facsimilies of the worn, wrinkled originals.






Раздел 4 (задания по письму)

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You have 30 minutes to do this task.

You have received a letter from your English-speaking pen friend Minnie.

I was watching the Oscar nominations this year and was so surprised to see dogs as nominees. I couldn’t have thought that animals were taken as serious artists…

By the way I’ve seen a nice comedy lately. Do you have any favourite style in movies? Do you like musicals? Do you fancy watching an old film, somewhat of the eighties or something like?

White a letter to him and answer his 3 questions.

Write 100–120 words. Remember the rules of letter writing.
Раздел 2

Задание В3

4 - extra

















Задание А7–А14

A7 – 2; A8 – 2; A9 – 1; A10 – 3; A 11 – 2; A 12 – 1; A13 – 1; A14 – 1.
Раздел 3

Задание В4-В12

B4 – being; B5 – got; B6 – those; B7 – have seen; B8 – didn’t spend; B9 – to run; B10 – myself; B11 – its; B12 – will use.
Задания В13-В18

B13 – sexual; B14 – nearly; B15 – sealed; B16 – artists; B17 – actual; B18 – viewers.

Раздел 4

Задание С1

Dear Minnie,

I’m glad to receive a letter from you. I hope everything is all right. The Oscar nomination you write about is always a big event in your country but not as such as in mine. I didn’t either know that dogs could be awarded any prizes especially in filming business. It’s also a surprise to me. I just wonder what they value when they try to find the winner.

As for my preferences in movies I really like thrillers. There’s something in them that makes me feel agitated while watching the film. Musicals and comedies may also be nice, I think. I had to wind up.

See you soon,


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