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                     LISTENING COMPREHENSION
I  Listen to the two parts of the text twice and then choose the best 
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1. The retired couple chose the location for their  ranch because

     Los Angeles was a small and bustling town.

     they liked to live near Hollywood.

     they wanted to make movies.

     they liked the environment.


2. In 1886 Hollywood was

     as famous as it is now.

    only a small remote ranch.

     the most famous city in America.

    surrounded by wide open spaces.


3. The Lumiere brothers were the first

    to give a demonstration of moving pictures.

   to get money for the demonstration of a film.

    to believe that movies had commercial use.

    to make a film that used actors.


4. Pirate film companies

    made their films illegally.

    moved across the country illegally.

    wanted o work within the law.

    joined together to protect their products.


5. According to the text, other film companies moved to Hollywood because

   they wanted to avoid prosecution.

    they wanted to make movies outside the law.

   the weather conditions allowed them to make films outside.

   the weather was sunny most of the time.


6.  According to the text

   “The Great Train Robbery” was a huge success.

   people were not enthusiastic about “The Great Train Robbery”.

   each person gave a thousand dollars for  “The Great Train Robbery”.

   “The Great Train Robbery” was first shown in the “Odeon Cinema.”


7. According to the text in the 1920s many people in America                    

    respected actors very much.

   thought badly of Hollywood artists.

    regarded Hollywood artists as noble people.

   were not interested in movies and actors at all.

                                                             READING COMPREHENSION 
II     Read the text and then choos the best answer:
                                                                        The Robot Wine Waiter
                 Would you like to be served in a restaurant by a robot waiter? This is what happened  when a robot lost its head.
                A robot that was supposed to serve wine in a restaurant ran amok instead, knocking over furniture and frightening customers, until eventually its head fell off into a  customer's lap, the court of Sessions in Edinburgh was told yesterday. The court was told that during its eventful career in a restaurant in Leith, Edinburgh, the robot spilled a glass of wine on its first test run and became uncontrollable after thirty minutes, knocking over furniture.

                 It was said to have been erratic and uncontrollable again during tests the next day, when it spilled more glasses of wine and ended dropping its head into a customer's lap,  while its lights and voice cassette also failed.  The engineer who demonstrated the robot at the restaurant and showed a disc jockey how to use it, told the court:

                "It just needed practice, and in time you can perfect it. It is almost like a conjuring trip. You speak into the microphone."  But he said that if the batteries were undercharged "the results would be catastrophic, because the radio-controlled signal would be too weak and there would be jerky movements."
                 The robot stood in court wearing a black hat and bow tie. It looked in a sorry state, incapable of speech or movement. After the case was settled, it was taken from the court on a trolley, its internal wiring detached from its body.
1. The restaurant employed the robot
to do the cleaning.
 to help the other waiters.
to taste wine for customers.
to provide wine for customers to drink.
2. During its test the robot waiter
 worked properly.
did some unexpected thing.
 ran away from the customers.
knocked over some of the restaurant staff.
3. During tests the next day the robot
did the same things as the day before.
sat into a customer's lap.
became controllable.
behaved properly.
4. The restaurant staff
disconnected the robot.
managed to control the robot.
 gave the demonstration of the robot's operation.
couldn't stop the robot when it was working.
5. The engineer suggested that the robot
 wasn't difficult to operate.
spoke into the microphone.
should charge its batteries.
was just a conjuring trick.
6. In court, the engineer
explained why the robot had behaved so badly.
couldn't think of any reason why the robot had behaved so badly.
spoke about the catastrophe in the restaurant.
showed the court how to use the robot.
7. While the robot stood in court it
behaved violently.
was in working order.
was in poor condition.
was able to speak for itself.
8. The court's decision about the case was:
More practice is needed.
Some repairs are needed.
 A fine should be paid.
 Not mentioned in the text.