Cardiff – Capital of Wales

Чтение 2

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Welcome to Arundel

Just 90 minutes away from London by train, the picturesque town of Arundel, dominated by its old castle and surrounded by ancient woodlands, is the historic heart of the Southern Downs. Alongside the River Arun, A______________________________, this sleepy little town lies between the rolling South Downs and the glistening sea.

Once in the town itself you will see that it is not just the castle and surrounding area that is so stunning. There is the impressive gothic style Cathedral of Our Lady and beautiful old-fashioned narrow streets B______________________________.

In the riverside park visitors can see hundreds of the most spectacular ducks, geese and swans. You will be amazed at the wide range of eating and drinking places in this small but very cosmopolitan town. Here you may find all sorts of places, C______________________________.

One of the town’s major annual events is Carpet of Flowers,D______________________________. This festival is the biggest celebration in this Country and a 93 feet carpet of fresh flowers is laid for two days. Another major event is Arundel Festival, which lasts for 10 days taking in the August Bank Holiday. This festival features everything,E______________________________ , ranging from Shakespeare staged at the castle to street theatre and shows for children. The festival is launched with a gigantic firework display.

Unique as they are, Arundel and its attractions are not the only draw. The town is also a perfect base from which it is good to explore the surrounding local towns, villages and many seaside attractions F______________________________.


1. that are often enjoyed more by children
2. from modern and classical music to art and drama
3. which is one of the fastest flowing rivers in Europe
4. which is celebrated in the Cathedral 60 days after Easter
5. which is one of the most interesting sights
6. that are full of tea rooms, restaurants, galleries and shops
7. from the traditional British tea rooms and pubs to oriental cuisine



//Ответ: A-3, B-6, C-7, D-4, E-2, F-1.

Вариант 2

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Welcome to Tavistock

Tavistock is a market town whose history may be traced back to the time of the Saxons as described in the old books. The name of the town derives from "Tavy", the river on which the town lies, and "stock" indicating that the town became a prominent agricultural market for the area. Today’s Tavistock is the largest town in West Devon. The town’s recognition has come from its wealth of individual specialist shops, some of which began in Victorian times, its old architecture, A______________________________.

A further part of its history is that Britain's great seafarer hero, Sir Francis Drake,was born in Tavistock. A fine statue of him can be seen not far from the town centre. Tavistock is the home of the cream tea and visitors have been treated to it since medieval times,B______________________________.

The town still supports the large farming community in the area but also offers a selection of shops in the main streets of the town. Off the main roads are many side streets C______________________________.Today we find antiquarian book shops, art galleries, health food shops, bakeries with wonderful fresh bread and family butchers,D______________________________. The gift shops attract hundreds of tourists. The coffee shops and tea shops, E______________________________, are also numerous in the town.

Eating out in the evening offers a cosmopolitan choice from bistro and wine bar to pub food and fish restaurants, from Oriental to English cooking. This fine and flourishing town is excellent for visitors who would like to explore the town itself, F______________________________.


1. that are narrow and packed with buildings of varying ages
2. providing a very different fare from the supermarket
3. as well as its ancient market founded in 1105
4. and now it is a speciality of the whole of the West Country
5. that leads directly to the town centre
6. as well as the surrounding beautiful countryside
7. offering a wide selection of hot and cold beverages




//Ответ: A-3; B-4; C-1; D-2; E-7; F-6.


Вариант 3


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Desert Museum

The Arizona Desert museum is a world-renowned zoo, natural history museum and botanical garden, all in one place. You will see beautiful displays of living animals and plants native to the Sonora Desert region. That is an area including parts of Arizona and California in the United States, A______________________________.

Within the museum grounds, you will see more than 300 animal species and 1200 kinds of plants B______________________________. There are almost two miles of outdoor paths covering 21 acres of wonderful desert. If you look closely, you may see native animals scurrying across pathways.

C______________________________, you can’t always see everything in one visit. The activities of the animals, captivating plants, and demonstrations will all compete for your time. If your time is limited, take a few minutes to review the map and the “Plan Your Day” board D_____________________________.

The Desert museum is primarily an outdoor experience, E______________________________. Drinking fountains, shade shelters and restrooms are scattered throughout the grounds for tourists’ convenience. All indoor exhibits are cooled for your comfort.

The museum is not the place for pets – only trained service animals assisting visitors are permitted on the grounds. And it is prohibited to leave your pets unattended in a car for any amount of time, particularly in warm weather.

Specially trained museum volunteers are ready to answer your questions about the plants and animals, F______________________________. They are often busy giving demonstrations and talks throughout the grounds.



1. that are all demonstrated alive in their natural settings
2. like in any large and modern zoo or museum
3. if you want to see exotic kinds of animals
4. and some parts of the Mexican states
5. that are both displayed at the front entrance in the patio
6. and natural environment of the Sonoran Desert
7. so you had better wear a hat and comfortable shoes




//Ответ: A-4, B-1, C-2, D-5, E-7, F-6.

Вариант 4


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Madame Tussaud’s

As the best known and most widely celebrated wax exhibition in the world, Madame Tussaud’s museum attracts over two million visitors every year. So exactly what is the secret behind this success? Firstly, it is the surprising accuracy of three dimensional portraits, A______________________________. Secondly, they are regularly updating their displays to reflect a rapidly changing world. But the key reason for such popularity is a very simple one – because curiosity about people B______________________________ is part of human nature.

When Madame Tussaud first discovered her remarkable talent for wax sculpture, modelling the great figures of the time in the 18th century France, little did she realize C______________________________. Her adventures began with an invitation to join the Royal Court of King Louis XVI. Following the revolution, she made the monumental decision to leave France and tour the British Isles, D______________________________. In 1835 this exhibition found its first permanent home in London, not far from the present day site. Since then, the story has been one of constant progress.

Today Madame Tussaud’s is more impressive than ever before, thanks to a multi-million pound investment E______________________________. For instance, there is the Garden party set in the beautiful grounds of an English country house, F______________________________. Or you can easily meet royalty and statesmen in the Grand Hall. So this museum is the place for the people to meet the famous people.



1. who have onscreen entered our everyday life
2. and the chance to rub shoulders with the famous
3. that has resulted in many costly unique attractions
4. who made a strong impact on the museum progress
5. where you can mingle with a host of contemporary celebrities
6. that her skill would take her on such a long journey
7. where she exhibited her collection of figures to curious spectators  
A B C D E F  


//Ответ: A-2, B-1, C-6, D-7, E-3, F-5.


Вариант 5


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London Planetarium

The London planetarium provides both a gateway to the galaxy and a unique perspective on the vastness of the universe. It takes your fascination with stars, planets and space travel to the very limits of exploration. As a star gazing experience without equal, the planetarium has been attracting millions of visitors for almost 40 years.

The planetarium is even more popular now A______________________________. A costly transformation has recently been made to the planetarium. It has used modern technologies at every level of its development. The end result is a spectacular three-dimensional exhibition and a wonderful cosmic show, B______________________________.

Before you lift off into orbit, three new interactive exhibition areas – Launch zone, Planet zone and Space zone – will help to prepare you for your journey by C______________________________. All information is presented in an interesting colourful way, D______________________________. For example, you can enjoy lifelike wax models of the world most famous astronomers. So in each zone you will find something to surprise you, E______________________________.

Under the dome, the new star show is made possible thanks to the most advanced star projector in existence. On a journey, F______________________________, passengers are taken then on a fast moving trip through stars into distant galaxies. Everything is designed not only to thrill and amaze you, but to show how our perception of the universe has changed over the centuries.


1. which takes you on an imaginary trip into the space
2. because the admission fees have been raised considerably
3. because it has a new look and a fresh approach to presentation
4. providing as many facts and figures as you can learn
5. which starts with a beautiful sunrise over ancient Stonehenge
6. using large displays, videos, detailed models and more
7. and you will also discover answers to the most challenging questions  
A B C D E F  


//Ответ: A-3, B-1, C-4, D-6, E-7, F-5.

Вариант 6


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Cardiff – Capital of Wales

Cardiff, the capital of Wales, extends a very warm welcome to all its visitors. It was established on the fabulous wealth of a vast coal empire and now it is becoming one of the finest maritime cities in Europe.

Cardiff is a beautiful city A______________________________. Yet both are evident all around the city. The spectacular Civic Centre, in gleaming white stone, stands alongside green avenues of magnificent town houses.

Many of the finest department stores in Britain fill the pedestrian city centre. Four excellent new shopping malls together with countless speciality shops provide a comfortable shopping environment all year round.

Cardiff is an international city with a range of lively and interesting restaurants to suit every pocket and taste, B______________________________.

Wales lives up to its reputation of being the “land of song”, C______________________________. Welsh National Opera presents all its new productions at the New Theatre in the city. In addition to the opera, there are several theatre groups, D______________________________.

Cardiff also offers peace and relaxation in its magnificent city parks. The Central park features beautiful formal gardens and small lawns E______________________________.

For sports enthusiasts there are many facilities, F______________________________. Cardiff is not just another city - it is a city that makes you feel happy and relaxed. It is a completely new experience in a magical country.



1. and Cardiff is home to many great song performers
2. that is better known for rugby football than elegance and entertainment
3. and Cardiff welcomes many touring companies with their stage performances
4. that is appreciated by tourists all four seasons a year
5. that are perfect for a family picnic or a quiet walk
6. from home-made pizzas to oriental cuisine and fine Indian dishes
7. from swimming pools and tennis courts to riding centres and golf clubs  
A B C D E F  


//Ответ: A-2, B-6, C-1, D-3, E-5, F-7.

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A Day out in Wales

Nothing could be better than a nice day out with a family in the countryside surrounding Cardiff, the capital of Wales. Cardiff is ideally situated for exploring the whole of South Wales. Less than fifteen minutes from the city centre there is a fairy-tale castle, A______________________________, several museums and vast areas of green pasturelands and mountains.

One of Europe’s foremost open-air museums is the museum of Welsh life B______________________________. Sights include a mansion house and formal gardens within the wall of a Norman Castle, re-erected farmhouses and cottages, C______________________________.

There is a bakery, village shop, Celtic village, a cockpit, a chapel and Victorian school. Cattle, sheep and poultry complete the rural scene. Local galleries display exhibits of agriculture and costume, D______________________________.

One of the most attractive sights in the area is Caerphilly Castle. This vast fortress is one of the greatest surviving castles of the mediaeval western world. The strategic importance of the site is best appreciated by E______________________________.

South Wales’ finest country house set in 90 acres of parkland, woods and walled gardens. Lively and entertaining guided tours now take place in many restored rooms of this country house. As well as a magnificent stable block, many estate buildings have also been restored, F______________________________. Visitor centre, restaurants and shops are available at this site.



1. approaching from the mountain to the north of Cardiff
2. and local craft workshops demonstrate various skills in summer
3. planning your day out with a family beforehand
4. which peeps unexpectedly through the trees on the hills north of Cardiff
5. and tourists are allowed to visit them freely on weekdays
6. that presents the life and culture of Wales in 100 acres of parkland
7. which show the evolution of building styles and living conditions in Wales  
A B C D E F  


//Ответ: A-4, B-6, C-7, D-2, E-1, F-5.

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Attractions of Cardiff

Cardiff, the capital of Wales, offers a wide variety of attractions for tourists to enjoy visiting, or just soaking up the atmosphere of this cosmopolitan city. Less than two hours from London by rail or road, with its own international airport, Cardiff is beyond all your expectations.

In the centre of the city stands the 1900 year old Cardiff Castle. The Romans were the first to build on the site and the Normans built a castle on the remains of that eight acre fort. In the 19th century it was restored by the Victorian architect A______________________________. The Castle has been in continuous occupation ever since. B______________________________, you will certainly enjoy an evening of music at a mediaeval castle.

The National Museum and Gallery in Cardiff is unique among British museums in its range of art and science displays C______________________________. The art galleries provide magnificent settings for works of the world famous artists. The exhibition on the evolution of Wales takes visitors on a spectacular 4600 million year journey, D______________________________.

E______________________________, the ice rink is the best place to visit for a change. Situated in the heart of Cardiff, the ice rink offers hours of pleasure to all ages, F______________________________. Britain’s number one ice hockey team have won both of their championships at this rink.

There is much to see and do in Cardiff. Ancient castles, spacious parks and new shopping malls make it a city for all seasons.


1. that reflect Welsh life and culture in different time periods
2. if you are fond of historic costumed performances
3. that attracted public attention by its unique design
4. if you are tired of a long sightseeing tour
5. encouraging every sort of skater from ice hockey fans to families
6. who created an extravagance of colour and detailed craftsmanship
7. tracing the development of Wales and the world from the beginning  
A B C D E F  


//Ответ: A-6, B-2, C-1, D-7, E-4, F-5.


Вариант 9


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