Просмотр задания №468
Вставьте подходящее слово в пропуск 34:
William and Philippa
William and Philippa were students. Some people, it is said, fall in love at first 30 , but that was not what happened to them. They hated each other from the moment they met. This mutual hatred began at the first tutorial of their freshman term. Both had 31 with major scholarships to read English language and literature. Each had been reliably assured by their schoolteachers that they would be the star pupil of their year. 32 students had such prospects. Their tutor, Simon Jakes of New College, was amused by the competition that so quickly developed between his two brightest pupils. He skillfully used their hatred to bring out the best in both of them. He never 33 it. By the end of their first year, they were far ahead of other students.
In their second year, they became even more hostile. When they were both awarded A-plus for their essays on Shakespeare, it didn’t help. Simon Jakes told his colleagues that he had never had a brighter pair up in the same year. They taught each other most of the time and he 34 acted as a referee. It 35 as no surprise to anyone that, as the examiners felt unable on this occasion to award the prize to just one person, they 36 decided that it should be shared by William and Philippa.
Решение: They taught each other most of the time and he merely acted as a referee.
Они учили друг друга большую часть времени и он всего лишь выступал в качестве судьи.
1) rarely – редко
2) merely – просто, всего-навсего
3) nearly – почти
4) hardly – едва
Источник: Реальные задания (ЕГЭ, ФИПИ, Вербицкая)