CPE :: Lesson 33

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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Reading and writing

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Comprehension
True or false?

ACTIVITY 154: You're going to read a speech from the Headmaster of a school welcoming a guest speaker who has come along to give a talk. For questions 1-7, choose whether the statements are TRUE or FALSE. Then check the correct answers.

A WELCOME SPEECH

HEADMASTER: Good evening, ladies and gentlemen. May I first say what a pleasure it is to see so many of you here this evening. Since its inception some one hundred and twenty years ago, this school has produced, 'released' some would say, sent out into the world thousands of talented young men and women who went on to achieve great success in their chosen field. A great many have achieved a certain fame, a few, it is only fair to say, a certain notoriety. However, I think I can pretty safely say that no Old Boy ... and of course nowadays we must add 'Old Girl', has, if you like, captured the imagination of the public in the way that our guest speaker tonight has done.

For the past twelve months he has had not one, not two, but three of his plays running to packed audiences in the West End of London, and you have to go back a long way to match that particular achievement. And another, I gather, is at present in rehearsal and is due to open at the 'Prince of Wales' in four months' time. No-one would now begrudge him a place in the top echelons of British dramatists. If I may remind you briefly of some of the reviews his latest success received: 'Wickedly irreverent; don't miss it!' said The Standard; 'Hilarious! Sidesplitting!' from The Mail; 'The tears were rolling down my cheeks!' That was from The Express. And I could go on all night.
He has of course also found time in the past five years to write two novels, the first of which, Quantity Before Quality was an out-and-out best-seller, the sequel to which was the winner of last year's Thomas Rushton prize. There does indeed seem to be no limit to his talents.
We remember him here as a fine all-rounder, a hard worker, keen sportsman, of whom, to my undying shame, when Head of the English Department, I once wrote: 'tends to be rather idiosyncratic', and on another occasion – I hope all is forgiven – 'needs to develop a clearer style'.
Ladies and gentlemen, we are very grateful that such a busy man has been able and willing to find the time to be with us this evening. Would you please welcome – or rather, welcome back - Mr Andrew Barnes...

QUESTIONS 1-7

1.

The guest speaker was one of the school's first pupils.

2.

Not all its pupils have been a credit to the school.

3.

The school has always been co-educational.

4.

The guest speaker has written at least four plays.

5.

His most recent hit is a comedy.

6.

His first novel won a literary prize.

7.

The Headmaster once criticised the guest's English.

 

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