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ЕГЭ 2015. Английский язык. Сборник заданий

I kept trying to break into television and found work on a cable channel, Talk TV, alongside Sacha Baron Co­hen, the future Ali G. That was the vital break I had been desperately searching for and within a year, I was taken on at Meridian television in Maidstone. The people there trained me up and eventually gave me the morning news show to present. It was my first news role and led to my presenting the station's evening bulletins with Fred Dinenage. When I was given the chance to work alongside Alastair Stewart presenting London Tonight, I had my dream job. It lasted a year. Journalism had tru­ly gripped me. Yet at the same time, I bought my first flat in London, forcing me to make a long commute to the south coast every day, until, fortunately, London To­night came calling.

I settled in very happily to presenting the capital's flagship news programmes, so when my agent called me during a holiday with an approach from Sky News, I was very upset, even cross. I was convinced that I didn't want to move. He spent hours pleading, trying to convince me that cutting my teeth on a 24-hour breaking news net­work was a career move that could not be spurned. My two years on Sky, dealing with limited resources and in­terviewing a diverse range of guests at short notice on Sunrise and Live at Five, turned out to be a tremendous learning experience. But I promised myself I would never do the early starts again — until Breakfast headhunted me to work on the BBC channel that I had always longed to work for.

I have had a strange career, moving around an awful lot. In fact, my current stint on the early morning BBC sofa is the longest I have remained in a job since I start­ed in television. However, it is an enormous strain and it takes huge sacrifices to wake up at such a ridiculous time in the morning. Over the years, I have wished that I had banked up more sleep. I have embarked on a to­tally different stage in my career — entertainment pre­senting. I never thought I would make it as far in tele­vision so quickly, especially recalling how difficult it was to find a job at the outset. Aspiring broadcasters should remember that most people are sympathetic, that you have to start from somewhere, and it is in people's nature to help. That said, so much is based on luck, rather than a fantastic CV, and as Jill so memorably told me in my hour of need, you have to believe in your­self.

A15. The article says that the author has lived the most of her

life in:

a small country town in East Success;

Oxford, famous for its ancient University;

Kenya, a country located in East Africa;

England, the southern part of the UK.

A16. After the author had passed A-level exams, she:

immediately went travelling the world;

went straight to Oxford University;

started doing an unqualified job;

experienced different types of workplaces.

A17. In this article the author stresses that:

journalism became her dream career as soon as she had completed A-level exams;

salaries for journalists may vary widely depend­ing on what is the person's area of specialization;

journalism as the most high-paid occupation in many countries attracted her immediately;

she started thinking about how to become a TV journalist when she studied at the university.

A18. After she had graduated from Oxford University:

she wrote to everyone asking for a job as a pre­senter;

she immediately started working as a BBC jour­nalist;

she quite easily found a job of a BBC newsreader;

she was never among unemployed media special­ists.

A19. She left the TV programme London Tonight because:

she didn't like her job there any more;

she had been persuaded to change her job;

she lived very, very far from her work;

she was about to make a career move.

A20. The writer feels that her years on Sky News were from

professional point of view:

absolutely useless;

extremely useful;

quite encouraging;

financially stable.

A21. In this article the writer tries to prove that in the world of

TV journalism:

only self-confident professionals usually make a successful career;

good written CVs always help professionals to find a dream TV job;

successful journalists shouldn't often change their places of work;

good communication and writing skills are not enough to be a journalist.

Задание 3

Прочитайте рассказ и выполните задания А15—А21. В каждом задании обведите цифру 1, 2, 3 или 4, соот­ветствующую выбранному вами варианту ответа.

Another course that I didn't like, but somehow man­aged to pass, was economics. I went to that class straight from the botany class, which didn't help me any in un­derstanding either subject. I used to get them mixed up. But not as mixed up as another student in my economics class who came there direct from a physics laboratory. He was a tackle on the football team, named Bolenciecwcz. At that time Ohio State University had one of the best football teams in the country, and Bolenciecwcz was one of its outstanding stars. In order to be eligible to play it was necessary for him to keep up his studies, a very dif­ficult matter, for while he was not dumber than an ox he was not any smarter.

Most of his professors were lenient and helped him along. None gave him more hints in answering questions, or asked him simpler ones than the economics professor, a thin, timid man named Bassum. One day when we were on the subject of transportation and distribution it came to Bolenciecwcz's turn to answer a question, "Name one means of transportation," the professor said to him. No light came into the big tackle's eyes. "Just any means of transportation," said the professor. Bolenciecwcz sat star­ing at him. "That is," pursued the professor, "any me­dium, agency, or method of going from one place to an­other." Bolenciecwcz had the look of a man who is being led into a trap. "You may choose among steam, horse- drawn, or electrically propelled vehicles," said the in­structor. "I might suggest the one which we commonly take in making long journeys across land." There was a profound silence in which everybody stirred uneasily, in­cluding Bolenciecwcz and Mr Bassum.

Mr Bassum abruptly broke this silence in an amazing manner: "Choo-choo-choo," he said, in a low voice, and turned instantly scarlet. He glanced appealing around the room. All of us, of course, shared Mr Bassum's de­sire that Bolenciecwcz should stay abreast of the class in economics, for the lllinois game, one of the hardest and most important of the season, was only a week off. "Toot, toot, too-tooooooot!" some student with a deep voice moaned, and we all looked encouragingly at Bolen- ciecwcz. Somebody else gave a fine imitation of a loco­motive letting off steam. Mr Bassum himself rounded off the little show. "Ding, dong, ding, dong," he said hopefully. Bolenciecwcz was staring at the floor now, trying to think, his great brow furrowed, his huge hands rubbing together, his face red.

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