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Shopping on the Internet

0 on the Internet or "shopping on-line" is becoming more and more popular. More and more people are using the Internet to buy things. Why do people use the Internet to shop?

16 Some people say it is more convenient. They don't have to leave their homes to order something, and they can shop for anything they want at any time, day or night. Other people say they can find things for sale that they can't find in the stores near their homes. Still other people say they can find better prices on the Internet.

17 If you want to buy something on the Internet, you need a credit card.

You have to type your credit card number and some other information on the website and send it to the store over the Internet. You have to be sure that the store will not use your information in the wrong way. You don't want someone to get your credit card number and charge something to your account. Of course, you always have to be careful with your credit card number, because people sometimes steal credit card numbers from stores and restaurants too.

18 For people who are too nervous to shop on-line, the Internet is a good place to go window-shopping. Window-shopping is when you go to a store and look at the things for sale, but don't plan to buy anything.

19 Window-shopping is easy on the Internet. You can see what kinds of products are available and how much they cost. You can visit stores with branches near you, or you can visit stores that are only on the Internet.

20 Some stores have a website for information about their stores, but not for shopping. Some stores have a website for information about their stores, and you can shop on-line there too. Some stores are only for on-line shopping.

A A certain time for shopping on the Internet

B Growing popularity of the Internet

C Getting credit cards from other people

D Window-shopping as a way-out for people who are afraid to buy something

E 'fhe reasons of using the Internet for shopping

F Websites for stores

G The necessity to have a credit card for buying something

H An opportunity to know range of goods and their prices


Task 5 Read the text below. For question (21-30) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Write your answer in the boxes. An example (0) has been done for you.

The Response to Britney's Letter

After weeks of speculation Britney Spears has (0) D her "letter to the fans." In the letter the superstar announces that she is (21) ___ from her career to enjoy the "simple things" in life that she (22) ___ on over the past few years.

(23) ___ Spears is taking a break from the limelight she says that she really wants to watch "Saved" with Mandy Moore and re-runs of "Sex and the City." Don't (24) ___ the singer to just be sitting around on this break though she and husband, Kevin Federline, will be taking their honeymoon. On that note, Britney says, "Being married is GREAT and I can't wait to start my family."

After reading this letter I must admit that my (25) ___ toward Britney has grown. While I have been a fan of Britney since the beginning I have been somewhat annoyed with her publicity antics over the past few years. I mean, the Madonna kiss was HOT, but it was (26) ___ just another attempt for her and Madonna to land on the (27) ___ of every magazine worldwide. And, the 55 hour wedding was a great way to garner some much needed attention after "In the Zone" sales weren't doing so well. But, Mrs. Federline is ready to put all that (28) ___ her. "My prerogative right now is to just chill & let all of the other overexposed blondes on the cover of US Weekly be your entertainment... GOOD LUCK GIRLS!!"

As for all the antics, Britney says, "I'm sorry that my life seemed like it was all over the place the past 2 years, it's probably because IT. WAS!" She continues, "I understand now what they mean when they talk about child stars. Going & going & going is all I (29) ____ since I was 15 years old. It's amazing what advisors will push you to do, even if it means taking a naive, young, blonde girl & putting her on the cover of every magazine."

While Britney may hope that the letter puts an end to the chaos of paparazzi that surrounds on any given day, it is highly doubtful that any of that will come to an end any time soon. I would like to wish Britney and Kevin the best of luck on their marriage. I (30) ____ to seeing and hearing more from Britney in the future.

So, what do you think of Britney's letter? Tell us in our brand new column "Letters to the Editor".

Chad Kennedy, Editor-in-Chief


0 A put out B let C produced D released
  A taking a break B breaking C pausing D cutting off
  A missed out B has been missed out C has missed out D had missed out
  A During B While CAs D Though
  A make B let C expect Dwant
  A respect B hatred C enjoy D hostility
  A apparent B evident C clear D obviously
  A bottom B cover C folder D title
  A behind B before C in front of D above
  A had never known B just knew C have ever known D always know
  A hope B expect C want D look forward



Task 1 Read the text below. Complete the story with the correct forms of the words in brackets. Write your answers on the lines. An example (0) has been done for you.

An Ideal Neighbour?

Mrs. Jackson (0) thought (to think) George was an ideal neighbour. He was a shy person who (1) __________ (to keep) himself to himself,.and he was always polite. He was about fifty, with greying hair, and he (2) ____________ (to marry) never.

Hardly (3) _________ (anyone/someone/no one) knew what he did. Whenever he was asked about his job, he simply (4) __________ (to smile) and (5) _________ (to say) that he worked for the government. He (6) ________________ (to get up) early and leave the flat at 8 o'clock, (7) ____________ (to take) the underground to St James' Park: where he (8) _______________ (to get off) and walked the rest of the way to his office. As a rule he (9) _______________ (to return) at about 6 o'clock, usually (10) _______________ (to bring) home some papers to work on in the evening. He only went out once (11) ___________ (every/each) two or three weeks, and apart from that, as far as Mrs. Jackson could tell, he saw nobody socially.

It was only when he disappeared that Mrs. Jackson learned what he really did. The papers printed a story that a man who (12) _____________ (to be) in the secret service had defected. Next to the article there was a large photograph of George.

Task 2 This is your first letter to your pen-friend in India. You would like to write to him/her about the way you spend your spare time. Write about the following:

· how you usually spend your spare time;

· about your hobbies;

· about the day in your life you enjoyed most of all;

· about the entertainment you would have if your pen-friend came to your country.

Start your letter with: Dear John/Alice, ………………… Best wishes!




Task 1 Read the texts below. Match choices (A-H) to (1-5). There are two choices you do not need to use. Write your answers in the boxes. An example (0) has been done for you.

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Enrollment into existing classes is possible at any time; subject to previous knowledge (aptitude test).

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