Read the text below. Match choices (A-F) to paragraphs (17-21). There is one choice you do not
need to use.
A. An unusual hobby
B. A new image for politicians
C. An early success story
D. Different plans for my future
E. An important influence
F. A young rebel
When I was young, I don’t think there was ever any doubt in my mind about what job I intended to
do for the rest of my life. However, I agree that it probably seemed a rather strange ambition for a
child to want to be a politician rather than a footballer or astronaut. I’m quite sure that the person
who was responsible for this was my grandfather. When he became the local Mayor, I was very
impressed by the golden chains he wore!
I inherited his love of debate and, apparently, even at primary school, I used to argue a lot with
the teacher about school rules and fairness in the classroom. I remember one school report when
she wrote that I had very strong views on a wide range of topics, and my parents got quite angry
with me for not doing what the teacher told me.
By the time I was a teenager, my parents were getting very worried about me. They wanted me to
be a doctor, but I had no interest in this at all! In fact, the only thing I was interested in was
reading newspapers, which was very odd for a young teenager! Then, I joined the UK Youth
Parliament, and they realised that I was serious about becoming a politician.
The UK Youth Parliament was very good training for me, and, some years after, I went on to be
elected as a Member of Parliament for my own area. In the beginning, my parents were unhappy
about my choice of career. They wanted me to choose a job which was well-paid with security,
and it didn’t help that my political beliefs were completely different from theirs! But I’ve been a
politician for four years, and they’re really happy now.
It’s interesting how people react when I tell them that I’m an MP. Some think that I must be very
caring and want to change the world, whereas others think that all politicians are rich and never
tell the truth! I suppose politicians, in general, have a bad reputation, but I’m sure that young MPs,
like me, really do want what is best for the people and our country. I hope so, anyway.
he said he knew that girl.
маловероятен, но возможен вариант: 'he said he knows that girl'.
в первом случае: "он сказал, что знал ту девушку". действие относится только к тому конкретному моменту в прошлом.
во втором случае: "он сказал, что знает ту девушку". действие продолжается до настоящего момента, он до сих пор ее знает.
однако принято согласовывать времена в предложениях (т.е. переводить в прошедшее время в данном случае), даже если действие продолжается до настоящего момента, но носит личный характер (связано с опытом конкретного человека, т.е. не является научным фактом).
hit the net. 2) the exercises done by her were very effective. 3) being very i didn't come to my friends. 4) the stadium built last year is very large and comfortable. 5) the watched film impressed me most of all. 6) the running athletes looked very tired. 7) she took her sleeping child and put it on the bed.
their house with no brothers and sisters. they looked at their street with no children. then they looked at henry's face. then they looked at each other. "okay," they said. "i want to hug you! " henry told his parents. and he did.
rolled the pup's cup with my ball i jumped up.