# Тексты для чтения и грамматические тесты. Антонишкис А.А - 6 стр.

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d. 971 B.C.
3. Who was the predecessor of Cambyses?
a. Egypt
b. Darius I
c. Persepolis
d. Cyrus
Text B. In an effort to produce the largest, fastest, and most luxurious ship
afloat, the British built the Titanic. It was so superior to anything else on the seas
that it was dubbed unsinkable . So sure of this were the owners that they provided
lifeboats for only 950 of its possible 3500 passengers.
Many passengers were aboard the night it rammed an iceberg, only two days
at sea and more than half way between England and the New York destination.
Because the luxury liner was travelling so fast, it was impossible to avoid the
ghostly looking iceberg. An unextinguished fire also contributed to the ships
submersion. Panic increased the number of casualties as people jumped into the icy
water or fought to be among the few to board the lifeboats. Four hours after the
mishap, another ship, the Carpathia, rescued the survivors-less than a third of those
originally aboard.
The infamous Titanic enjoyed only two days of sailing glory on its maiden
voyage in 1912 before plunging into 12000 feet of water near the coast of
Newfoundland, where it lies today.
1. Which of the following is not true?
a. Only a third of those aboard perished.
b. The Carpathia rescued the survivors.
c. The Titanic sank near Newfoundland.
d. The Titanic was the fastest ship afloat in 1912.
2. Which of the following did not contribute to the large death toll?
a. Panic
b. Fire
c. Speed
d. Carpathia
3. How many days was the Titanic at sea before sinking?
a. 2
b. 4
c. 6
d. 12
Text C.
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                                           6
d. 971 B.C.

3.   Who was the predecessor of Cambyses?
a.   Egypt
b.   Darius I
c.   Persepolis
d.   Cyrus

Text B. In an effort to produce the largest, fastest, and most luxurious ship
afloat, the British built the Titanic. It was so superior to anything else on the seas
that it was dubbed “unsinkable”. So sure of this were the owners that they provided
lifeboats for only 950 of its possible 3500 passengers.
Many passengers were aboard the night it rammed an iceberg, only two days
at sea and more than half way between England and the New York destination.
Because the luxury liner was travelling so fast, it was impossible to avoid the
ghostly looking iceberg. An unextinguished fire also contributed to the ship’s
submersion. Panic increased the number of casualties as people jumped into the icy
water or fought to be among the few to board the lifeboats. Four hours after the
mishap, another ship, the Carpathia, rescued the survivors-less than a third of those
originally aboard.
The infamous Titanic enjoyed only two days of sailing glory on its maiden
voyage in 1912 before plunging into 12000 feet of water near the coast of
Newfoundland, where it lies today.

1.   Which of the following is not true?
a.   Only a third of those aboard perished.
b.   The Carpathia rescued the survivors.
c.   The Titanic sank near Newfoundland.
d.   The Titanic was the fastest ship afloat in 1912.

2.   Which of the following did not contribute to the large death toll?
a.   Panic
b.   Fire
c.   Speed
d.   Carpathia

3.   How many days was the Titanic at sea before sinking?
a.   2
b.   4
c.   6
d.   12

Text C.
Test on skimming and scanning strategies.