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БИЛЕТ № 1
ANSWERS H.R. 4 STATE EXAM
3. Mind the text “The Beard” by G. Clark and with the help of the questionsdescribe the events in 10-15 sentences.
1. Why did the author go to the dining – car?
2. What struck the author in the manner his companion was eating?
3. What did the young man suffer from when he was a student?
4. How did the young man explain to the author his careful manner of eating?
One day the author was going by train to London, he got hungry and decided to go to the dining car. He saw a young man with full, loose and very black beard. He was a big pleasant fellow with dark laughing eyes. The beard ordered soup and big buttered roll. The author was impressed that he not crumped or drops on his beard and was interested in the reason of growing the beard. The young man explained that when he was a student suffered horribly from shyness. At university he took up psychology and began reading books on psychology'. And one day he came across a chapter on human defence mechanisms, explaining how so many of us resort to all kinds of tricks to escape from the world, or from conditions in the world which we find hateful. He decided to make other people shy of him. So he grew this beard.The young man explains that it was experiment in psychology
he suffered from shyness. When he took up psychology he came across on human defense mechanisms. And he thought that the beard decided to grow the beard to make other people become shy of him. The author asked the beard how he could eat without dropping a single crumb. The beard told the author that he just wipes it off.