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Задание №1 (установление соответствия)

Here is some information about national parks of the USA.

Match the information (1-5) with the titles (A – G). Two titles are extra.

1. Going to this place once meant danger and even death. It's the hottest place in the United States and summer temperatures there can reach 54 degrees C! Today, it is a national park and thousands of people drive there (in air-conditioned comfort, of course) to enjoy the beauty of this strange land.

There are lots of ghost towns in this place. In the 1800s people streamed here looking for gold and silver. The terrible heat combined with hard work made people leave the towns. Today, you can visit these eerie ghost towns and look inside old houses, prisons and banks to see how people lived back then.

2. The Redwood National Park in California is home to the oldest trees in the world. One of them, called General Sherman, is more than 3,000 years old. It's about 84m tall.

The Saguaro National Park in Arizona is the only place in the United States where you can find the magnificent saguaro cactus. It's one of the slowest-growing plants -it takes seventy-five years before it even grows its first branch!

3. The Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is famous for its 'cliff dwellings'. The Anasazi Indians, who lived there over a thousand years ago, built many houses, both underground and on the tops of the cliffs. For some unknown reason, the Anasazi Indians disappeared suddenly and mysteriously in 1300 AD.

4. In the Capitol Reef National Park in Utah you'll see lots of beautiful cliffs. Many of them are covered with petroglyphs (rock carvings) and pictographs (rock paintings). They were made by the Fremont Indians, who -just like the Anasazi - mysteriously disappeared in 1300 AD.

5. It is one of the true natural wonders of the world. It makes up most of the Grand Canyon National Parkand millions of tourists visit it every year.

The Grand Canyon is over 320 km long and up to 6 km deep. The top and the bottom of the canyon have very different weather and vegetation. In fact, going from the top to the bottom is somewhat like going from Canada to Mexico.

There are signs that people lived in the Grand Canyon 4,000 years ago

A. The Hottest Рlace in the World.

B. Mystery People.

C. Isn’t It Great?

D. The Biggest Trees.

E. Death Valley.

F. Rock Art.

G. Fantastic Plants.

Задание №2 Чтение

Восстановление пропущенных элементов текста (в данном случае – фраз), опираясь на логические и грамматические связи внутри текста.

You are going to read an article about Royal family. Six paragraphs have been removed from the article. Choose from the paragraphs (A-H) the one which fits each gap (1-6). There is one extra paragraph which you do not need to use. There is an example at the beginning. (0).