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Angol emelt szintű érettségi, 2010. május

In this article about a supermarket some sentences have been left out. Your task is to match the sentences (1-9) with the gaps (A-I). Remember that there are two extra sentences that you will not need. When you have entered all your answers, cick on the button Check answers. If you make a mistake, please try again until all your answers are correct.

Missing sentences

(A) Or they won’t recognise you at all.

(B) If ex-teachers were our only worry, we’d be happy indeed amid these aisles.

(C) Here, he opens his diary...

(D) ‘So, how are things?’ I’d say, scanning their faces for clues of mourning, happiness or slight embarrassment.

(E) ‘This is not shouting! I know what shouting is and this isn’t it.’

(F) If it’s not the old girlfriend by the sandwiches, or an ex-band-member by the fish, it’s a former teacher taking ages to choose a dessert.

(G) ‘What on earth is going on here?’

(H) Bob thinks there should be specially designated supermarkets for former teachers, leaving ‘safety zones’ where people like him can shop freely.

(I) That’s how it is with Garry, my boss at the supermarket, and our new ‘co-ordinator’ Pauline from the head office.
Shelf life

Simon Parke was a priest in the Church of England for 20 years − then he gave it up to work in a supermarket, where he stacked shelves and worked on the tills. (1)
My cousin, Bob, tells me that a supermarket is the place where you always meet the person you least want to meet in the world − and he has a lot to choose from. He claims he’s forever ducking in and out of the aisles, like a soldier in a war zone, seeking cover where he can find it. (2)
And as he says, ‘You particularly don’t want to meet that former teacher, because either they’ll struggle to remember you, which is embarrassing, or they will remember you, which is again embarrassing, or they’ll ask you how things are going now, which is embarrassing in a new way. (3)
I hadn’t fully appreciated the angst created by ex-teachers in supermarkets. It’s hardly their fault, of course. They imagine they’re just nipping in to grab a cheesecake or some grapes. Little do they know that, all around them, former pupils are cowering by the cauliflowers. (4)
My main problem as a priest, though, was recognising people − but not knowing why. So when I meet somebody, I’d be wondering: have I buried their mum? Baptised their daughter? Or heard their confession of adultery? This can make for a tricky opening few seconds of conversation. (5)
There are those worse off than Bob, however. After all, if he walks into the store and discovers the person he least wants to meet in the world − well, he can always walk out. But what of the poor so-and-so who has that person as a colleague? (6)
Where ultimate power now lies, is hard to tell. Garry is still the manager, but Pauline is a rival − and really getting on our nerves. (7)
Not used: (8) - (9)

Utolsó módosítás: 2010. 05. 11.