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Задание 11 № 2601

Прочитайте текст и заполните пропуски A–F частями предложений, обозначенными цифрами 1–7. Одна из частей в списке 1–7 — лишняя. Занесите цифры, обозначающие соответствующие части предложений, в таблицу.



Is there enough to say?


They only appeared about ten years ago but already they are everywhere, everyone’s got one. They are the wonder of the modern age — mobile phones, or cell phones, A _____________________. Apparently, mobile phones are now used by about 2.5 billion people worldwide, and about one billion new mobile phones are sold every year worldwide. Go back to 1997, and only 100 million were sold. As we can see, the mobile phone business B_____________________.

And the developments keep on coming. Once we could only make phone calls; now mobile phones C _____________________ and do many other useful things. Once we had to hold our mobile phones in our hand; now we can use throat microphones. What next? We are told that soon, tiny microphones will be implanted into our lips. We’ll be able to dial numbers just by saying them.

But surely we need to ask ourselves: What’s good about this? OK, we can talk to other people almost all the time now — but is that so great? Watch and listen to people when a plane has landed. Anxious D _____________________, dial a number, and then: “It’s me, I’m here. I’ll be there in twenty minutes.” Is this communication? Is this what all these years of technology have brought us to?

In the early days of communication there were letters. When they arrived at your house, you knew they had been delivered by a man E _____________________.

In those days, people would think very hard before they wrote a letter. You had to have a good reason to write — communication was serious. Now it’s not — people phone each other F _____________________. Once the phone was a way for people far away from each other to talk — now it’s just an excuse to talk.


1. has been developed very quickly

2. not understand why they are doing it for

3. as Americans call them

4. riding halfway across the country on a horse

5. just because they can

6. can also be used to take and send photos

7. fingers immediately switch on the mobile phone


Часть предложения


Все по переводу:

А−3: or cell phones, as Americans call them. (как их называют американцы).

B−1: бизнес мобильных телефонов развивается очень быстро (с 1997 по наши дни продано очень много).

С−6: раньше мы могли только звонить, а теперь мобильные могут также делать и отправлять фотографии.

D−7: жадные пальцы немедленно включают телефон и набирают номер...

E−4: письма были доставлены человеком, который ехал через пол страны на лошади.

F−5: люди звонят друг-другу просто потому что они могут.

Источник: ЕГЭ по ан­глий­ско­му языку 24.04.2014. До­сроч­ный экзамен. Ва­ри­ант 2.