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An Interview with Rosamund Lupton (7 points)
You will hear an interview with Rosamund Lupton, a popular British writer. For the following statements 01–07, choose the correct answer (A), (B), (C) or (D). There is always only one correct answer.
Now you have 2 minutes to read the tasks.
01 The imaginative scene that triggered Rosamund to write her new novel was a picture depicting a ______ .
(А) historical event
(B) natural phenomenon
(C) social conflict
(D) mysterious thing
02 A real inspiration for Rosamund’s new novel was her ______ .
(А) marital life
(B) dramatic relationship
(C) physical impairment
(D) mental illness
03 Rosamund compared the process of writing with a chess game to show that ______ .
(А) her characters are sometimes unpredictable
(B) her characters often influence each other
(C) she can get influenced by unexpected moments
(D) she can be fully in control of all stages
04 When writing a new novel, Rosamund feels ______ .
(А) attached to her previous novel
(B) detached from her previous novel
(C) that protagonists from both novels are somehow connected
(D) that the current story should develop the previous one
05 Rosamund describes the process of writing as ______ .
06 Rosamund Lupton considers Hilary Mantel’s novel Bring Up the Bodies ______ .
(А) a most entertaining book
(B) an example of fantasy literature
(C) the best depiction of musical life
(D) the culmination of her work
07 Rosamund looks up to people whose job is ______ .
LANGUAGE IN USE
BFF – Best Friends Forever (20 points)
For questions 08 – 27, read the text below. Decide which word or phrase (A), (B), (C) or (D) best fits each space. There is an example at the beginning (00).
Example: 00 – (A)
Some TV series end their run after 00 episodes when their ratings do not meet the expectations of the producers. Others live long and 08 respectable amounts of fans.