Read the text below. For questions (6—10) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Write your answers on the separate answer sheet


Task 1

Read the text below. Match choices (A—H) to (1—5). There are three choices you don’t need to use. Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.


The foundation of the hippie movement finds historical precedent as far back as the counterculture of the Ancient Greeks, espoused by philosophers like Diogenes. The first signs of what we would call modern «protohippies » emerged at the end of the century in Europe.


Hippies tried to free themselves from social restrictions, choose their own way, and find new meaning in life. The movement opposed the formality of traditional clubs, instead performing amateur music and singing, creative dress, and communal rest like hiking and camping.


As such, hippie clothing was often loose and made of natural fibers like cotton. Men and women grew their hair long and avoided styling. Anything one made oneself, whether sewn, knit or woven as macramé, was prized. Flowers were very emblematic of the hippie movement. Nothing represented peace and love so much as a flower, and they were everywhere. Floral patterns were popular on tops and dresses and flower patches adorned skirts and jeans. Real flowers were worn in the hair and flower

images were painted on the face. Hippies argued that in the face of some ugliness in the world, it was important to display as much natural beauty as possible.


Gathering of the Tribes — The First Human Be-In, San Francisco, January 1967. This was a highly charged, symbolic event that brought together the political, spiritual, literary, musical and shamanic leaders of the generation. At the time it seemed like a good thing to do. Just get together and experience the vibes.


Carlos Santana is the musician who managed to define a whole genre back in the early 70s. His great performance at Woodstock made him a legend. And today he’s back on the charts with a new hit. Santana’s original funky, Latin, soul and rock sound is unmistakable. «Black Magic Woman » (1970) was the greatest hit of Santana.


BLifestyle and Characteristics

CSymbols of the Hippy Movement

DLandmark Hippy Event



GHippy Leaders


Task 2/ 198

Read the text below. For questions (6—10) choose the correct answer (A, B, C or D). Write your answers on the separate answer sheet.

Welcome to the annual Festival of Western Art. Visitors of the festival can get the festival programme for free. In this programme you can easily find the time and place of each of the performances and events of the festival. I’d like to tell you a bit about our programme of entertainments. The festival will start at 3 p.m. with the classical concert where the violinists from different countries of Eastern Europe will perform a range of works of classical music by famous composers. If you wish to attend this concert, please go to the recital room on the second floor at 2.45 p.m. No latecomers are admitted. For those of you interested in literature, the young writer Larry Higgins will be reading his own works from 5 o’clock onward. Beside his best-known short stories, today Mr Higgins will read some of his favourite abstracts. You will be able to buy copies of his stories at the bookshop, which Larry would be pleased to autograph on request. If painting is your interest, you may visit the modern-art exhibition.

There at noon a famous painter Victoria Serebryanska will represent her pictures. Visitors interested in meeting Victoria Serebryanska should go to the far end of the gallery. The show for children which will include special children entertainment of music, dance and drama is going to start at 4 p.m. in the hall. Due to the shortage of space in the hall, parents are asked not to accompany their children who will be looked after by the Festival staff.

6The purpose of the announcement is

Ato tell about the performers taking part in the programme.

Bto tell about the bonuses for the visitors.

Cto inform about the time and place of the festival events and


Dto tell about the prices of the tickets.

7The festival starts with the

Ashow for children.

Bconcert of classical music.

Cmodern-art exhibition.

Dreading of short stories.

8The concert takes place

Ain the hall.

Bin the recital room.

Cat the bookshop.

Din the far end of the gallery.

9Mr Higgins is

Aa musician.

Ba poet.

Ca writer.

Dan artist.

10What event will take place at the far end of the gallery?

ASelling books by Mr Higgins.

BThe classical concert.

CThe modern-art exhibition.

DThe performance for children.

Task 2/245

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