суббота, 4 октября 2014 г.

Великолепное аудирование с заданиями!

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THE READING / TAPESCRIPT

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Albert Einstein was a German-born physicist, although most people probably know him as the most intelligent person who ever lived. His name has become part of many languages when we want to say someone is a genius, as in the phrase, “She’s a real Einstein”. He must have been pretty brainy to discover the Theory of Relativity and the equation E=mc2.
In 1999, ‘Time’ magazine named Einstein as the Person of the Century. No one could have guessed this would happen when he was at school. He was extremely interested in science but hated the system of learning by heart. He said it destroyed learning and creativity. He had already done many experiments, but failed the entrance exams to a technical college.
He didn’t let this setback stop him. When he was 16, he performed his famous experiment of imagining traveling alongside a beam of light. He eventually graduated from university, in 1900, with a degree in physics. Twelve years later he was a university professor and in 1921, he won the Nobel Prize for Physics. He went on to publish over 300 scientific papers.
Einstein is the only scientist to become a cult figure, a household name, and part of everyday culture. He once joked that when people stopped him in the street, he always replied: "Pardon me, sorry! Always I am mistaken for Professor Einstein.” Today, he is seen as the typical mad, absent-minded professor, who just happened to change our world.
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Sources: http://www.wikipedia.org/ and assorted biographies.

SYNONYM MATCH

Match the words from the article on the left with their synonyms on the right. Are your answers the same as other students’?
Paragraphs 1 and 2
 



1.
probably
a.
mastermind
2
genius
b.
very
3.
brainy
c.
predicted
4.
guessed
d.
most likely
5.
extremely
e.
ruined
6.
destroyed
f.
intelligent

Paragraphs 3 and 4
 



7.
setback
g.
forgetful
8.
alongside
h.
answered
9.
papers
i.
next to
10.
figure
j.
problem
11
replied
k
personality
12
absent-minded
l
reports

PHRASE MATCH

Match the following phrases from the article:
1.
the most intelligent person
a.
this would happen
2
He must have been pretty
b.
name
3.
No one could have guessed
c.
brainy
4.
the system of learning
d.
stop him
5.
failed the entrance exams
e.
who ever lived
6.
He didn’t let this setback
f.
over 300 scientific papers
7.
traveling alongside a beam
g.
by heart
8.
He went on to publish
h.
to a technical college
9.
a household
i.
absent-minded professor
10.
the typical mad,
j.
of light

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