«Text 1 Задание 1. Прочитайте текст. Заполните пропуски 1-4 одним из предложенных текстовых фрагментов. Два фрагмента являются лишними. ...»
Задание 1. Прочитайте текст.
Заполните пропуски 1-4 одним из предложенных текстовых фрагментов. Два фрагмента являются лишними.
Isn't it fun to go for a ride in the rain? To hear the patter of raindrops on the roof of the car and to watch the windshield wipers swing back and forth? Have you ever wondered who invented those handy wipers?
Well, I hadn't either, but Martha J. Beckman recently wrote and said that it was Mary Anderson who invented them way back in 1902. One day Mary was visiting relatives in New York City, where she had her first ride in a trolley car, in the rain. (1)...
When Mary returned home to Alabama, she kept thinking about that ride and came up with the idea of a moving arm that would clean the outside of the windshield, but work from the inside of the car. (2)... Mary's window-cleaning device had to be operated by hand, but it was much better - and safer! - than having to get out of the car to wipe the windshield. (3)... So Mary got a patent from the government, a certificate saying no one else could make or sell her idea without her consent.
The wipers weren't a success immediately - most cars didn't even have windshields then! But by the time Mary died in 1953, all cars had windshield wipers. (4)... More important, she had the satisfaction of knowing she had probably saved many lives with the convenience and safety of her invention.
And of course it kept the driver dry.
Mary became world-famous and received a lot of awards for her clever invention.
In those days, drivers had to stop the car, get out, and wipe off the windshield by hand.
She drew her idea on paper and took it to a friendly blacksmith who made up a model for her.
And Mary was a wealthy woman.
She made the first specimen herself and persuaded a sympathetic neighbor to give it a try.
Задание 2. Выберите наиболее подходящее заглавие для текста из предложенных ниже вариантов.
A Woman Was There First.
Nothing New Under the Sun.
There's No Bad Weather for Driving.
Why Not Go for a Ride in the Rain?