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Задание 3 № 1387

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Why did Kate miss the class?


1) She got ill.

2) She lost her key.

3) She overslept.


Расшифровка записи
James: Hi, Kate! How are you doing?
Kate: Oh, it’s you, James. Everything’s fine, thanks. I’m just looking for my key. It must
be here somewhere … in my bag, but I can’t find it…
James: You missed the morning class. Did you feel unwell?
Kate: Oh, no! I just didn’t hear my alarm clock. I went to bed late yesterday - I was busy
with an essay on English Literature, and then chatted online with some friends to
cheer myself up … And I found it too difficult to wake up on time. Oh dear. Mrs.
Jefferson will never forgive me for skipping the test.
James: She won’t get very angry with you. Your grades in Maths are the highest in the class.
Kate: Yeah, I would prefer three Maths tests to one essay …but still… Oh, here’s the key
at last. I was afraid I’d lost it somewhere during our PE lesson.
James: You had PE?
Kate: Yes. We did lots of running today – I really hate it.
James: You don’t like any sport, do you?
Kate: No, I don’t hate everything. I don’t mind watching some sports on TV. Something
artistic like gymnastics or skating. I even did some skating myself, a couple of years
James: Were you any good?
Kate: No, not really. I gave it up pretty soon after. The skating rink was a bit far from our
house. I had no time to go there.
James: I live a long way from the stadium too, but I go there three times a week anyway.
My coach has designed a special programme for me and I stick to it. If you like what
you do, you can always find an opportunity to do it.
Kate: Hey, James, you sound like my father! He’s a manager in a company, and a very
well-organized person. He plans everything! Not only his work but our home life too
– when we go on a picnic, when we go to the cinema, when we go out as a family.
James: There’s nothing wrong with that – when you plan, you find time for everything, and
for hobbies too.
Kate: I don’t think I have any hobbies. Do you?
James: I don’t know… Sports don’t count as a hobby, do they?
Kate: No, they don’t.
James: Then it’s probably computer games. I don’t play them very often, but sometimes
they help me relax. And what’s your hobby?
Kate: My mum has always tried to get me interested in gardening. But it’s her idea of
relaxation. Not mine!
James: It can’t be that you don’t enjoy doing anything… Music, may be?
Kate: No, not that. What I really like is reading old historical novels. Or science-fiction
books. Not modern authors but the old classical fictions. They are old-fashioned but
so beautifully written and relaxing. I even have a little collection of excellent old
books at home.
James: Which means you do have a hobby after all! It’s reading and collecting old books.
Kate: Yes, you’re right! Collecting old books sounds glamorous. It’s a nice hobby. The only problem is it’s difficult to find these books in the shops.
James: Yes, you can hardly find them there. But some people have these books at home and
would gladly give them to you for free. Me, for example. I think there are some
books like that in our attic.
Kate: Are there?
James: I could give a couple of them to you, say, as a birthday present…
Kate: But I can’t wait till then! It’s March, and I was born in August!
James: Never mind. It can be a present for your previous birthday.
Kate: Oh, thanks. That’s so nice of you…
James: My birthday is in December and I’ve always envied people born in summer, like
Kate: Why? It’s not as good as it seems. Very few people come to my birthday parties.
Lots of friends are on holiday, out of town… (fades away)

James: You missed the morning class. Did you feel unwell?

Kate: Oh, no! I just didn’t hear my alarm clock.


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