тренировочные упражнения "аудирование"(B1), Егэ.
- Look up the words in the dictionary to pay attention to their transcriptions:
decade, oscurity, assured, pursue, heartthrob, repertoir, duo, franchise, portrayal
- Try to read these proper names from the texts correctly:
George Clooney, Cincinnati Reds, Warner Bros., Hollywood, Chicago, Illinois, Ripon College, Wisconsin, Thomas Cruise, New York, Dustin Hoffman, Paul Newman, Johnnie Depp, Tim Burton, Philadelphia, Will Smith, Jeff Townes, Grammy Award, Christian Charles Philip Bale, Steven Spielberg.
- Match the Russian and English equivalents, names of the films:
|1||Star Wars||a||Бесконечная любовь|
|2||Indiana Jones||b||Кошмар на улице Вязов|
|3||Endless Love||c||Цвет денег|
|4||Risky Business||d||Империя солнца|
|5||Colour of Money||e||Звездные войны|
|6||Rain Man||f||Едвард Руки-Ножницы|
|7||A Nightmare on Elm Street||g||Человек дождя|
|8||Edward Scissorhands||h||Опасный бизнес|
|9||The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air||i||Принц из Беверли -Хиллз|
|10||Empire of the Sun||j||Индиана Джонс|
Keys: 1-e, 2-j, 3-a, 4-h, 5-c, 6-g, 7-b, 8-f, 9-i, 10-d
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A. The actor played a part of a doctor in one of the TV soap operas.
George Clooney spent almost a decade in acting obscurity before landing the role of television's hottest heartthrob in the medical drama ER in 1994. Early on, Clooney's only dream was to play professional baseball, but following a failed tryout with the Cincinnati Reds he turned to acting with the help of his father, broadcaster Nick Clooney and his aunt,singer and actress Rosemary Clooney. Beginning in television commercials, Clooney signed on with Warner Bros. in a series of supporting roles. His fame and fortune finally assured with his appearance on ER, Clooney left the cast after years to pursue a career in films.
B. The actor unexpectedly caught his interest in artist profession at school.
The top Hollywood actor and box-office record breaker - whose movies have grossed more than $5 billion world-wide - was born on July 13, 1942 in Chicago, Illinois. Today, most famous as the wisecracking Hans Solo in the Star Wars film series, and the adventure-seeking archeologist in the Indiana Jones franchise, young "Harry" was reportedly bored at school as a young boy and showed no particular ambition for a career...until the acting bug bit after performing his first drama class at Ripon College in Wisconsin.
C. The actor turned into profession due to his problems with health.
Thomas Cruise was a wrestling champ in high school, but turned to acting following a knee injury. A struggling thespian in New York, His Hollywood movie debut finally came with an appearance in the film Endless Love in 1980. It was only a short two years later when he appeared in Riscky Business in a scene that would forever-after define a teenager's lust for freedom when - following the departure of his parents - Cruise's character dances around the living room in his underwear. The iconic performance put Cruise on the Hollywood map, soon going from success to success with starring roles in Top Gun in 1985, a year later co-starring with Paul Newman in the Colour of Money, and opposite Dustin Hoffman in the megahit, Rain Man in 1988.
D.The actor played a part of a teenager who was eager to become a singer.
Originally known for his status as a TV teen heartthrob in his role on 21 Jump Street, Johnnie Depp later went on to become a serious adult actor respected for his choice of offbeat roles and sesitive, multy-textured performances. He began his career as a Kentucky-born high school dropout with dreams of making it as a musician, but later fell into acting with a debut performance in the horror shocker, A Nightmare on Elm Street in 1984, which later led to his winning the TV role on 21 Jump Street. With his teen following assured, Depp's breakthrough performance came in 1990 in the title role of Tim Burton's film Edward Scissorhands.
E. The actor never tried to participate in TV sitcoms. (extra)
F. The actor was noticed by TV producers due to his singing talent.
Born in Philadelphia on September 25, 1968, Will Smith began his career as a rapper with friend Jeff Townes. The teen duo would go on to produce two platinum albums - with such several megahits. They also happened to distinguish themselves as the first recipients ever to win a Grammy Award for rap. Intelligent and charismatic, Smith caught the attention of television producers who cast him in a starring role in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air in 1990, an instant hit that ran for six years.
G. The actor started to work on television being a teenager.
Known as an "actor's actor" with a widely diverse repertoire of movie portrayals and accents, the Welsh-born English movie star, born Chrisyian Charles Philip Bale on January 30, 1974, was the youngest of four children who spent time travelling throughout Europe with his circus performer mother, Jenny James. Christian began acting work in TV commercials as a young boy. His first screen role came when he was all of 13, appearing in Steven Spielberg's Empire og the Sun playing an English boy in a Japanese interment camp during World War II.
Английский язык:Аудирование: ЕГЭ 2011: Контрольные тренировочные материалы с ответами и комментариями (Серия "Итоговый контроль: ЕГЭ")/ Авт.-сост. С. В. Мичугина, Е. И. Михалёва. - М.; СПб.: Прсвещение, 2011.-123 с.