Раздел 2. Чтение

Вопрос:  Установите соответствие между заголовками 1–8 и текстами A–G. Занесите свои ответы в таблицу. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании один заголовок лишний.

1 Resistance to change

2 Innovation in action

3 Changing your routine

4 A change for the better

5 Changes in social trends

6 Changing roles

7 A first time for everything

8 Managing change

A The arrival of a new baby is always a marvellous thing but the change can be disruptive and even stressful, especially for first-time parents. It is difficult to cope with the sleepless nights and constant demands of a newborn so it is important to organise your day differently to accommodate for these circumstances. For example, afternoon naps can help parents catch up on much-needed sleep.

B Have you ever thought about doing a parachute jump? Join our two-day parachuting course and by the end you won’t be able to resist the challenge. Parachuting is fun, safe and once you know the routine, you’ll feel really confident about stepping out of that plane. Everyone can manage it and it can really change your attitude to adventure sports.

C Change is an inevitable part of the business cycle and it is crucial to plan and deal with it properly. At first, the organisation needs to accept the change in circumstances, whether for the better or not. The next steps depend on the extent of the change, in other words, if it is something routine and of low impact, or something with wide implications for the business.

D The first time I saw Sheffield park, I was shocked because it was a mess and it obviously hadn’t been looked after in years. When I came back to the park five years later, it looked much neater and I had a nice walk around. Parks are not very trendy these days, they probably never have been, but they are an important part of a town and should be well managed.

E Popular music seems to be running out of ideas. A recent trend is to take hits as far back as the 50s and 60s and re-release them with the lyrics changed. For many, there is something sacrilegious in seeing classics such as the Beatles’ All you need is love downloadable as I met her online. The melody is the same but the words and sense are completely different, completely distorting the original song.

F This innovative executive programme gives professionals from different fields the opportunity to exchange positions for a limited period and gain a completely new insight into the business world. To give a recent example, Paula Wright, sales manager in a pharmaceuticals firm, spent three months as a consultant in an accountancy company. Her feedback and comments can be found on the website at the top of this brochure.

G The first time that talking pictures were shown in cinemas was the 1920s with movies like The Jazz Singer. These films were expensive to make, and the actual content was often little improvement on silent movies, but they quickly caught movie-goers’ imagination. Talking pictures soon became trendy, in no small part thanks to technological advances which meant that dialogue sequences could be longer.


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