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The wise old hunter was crafty enough not to take her on all by itself. It lifted its snout and howled in a chilling tone that sounded like Mom calling the kids to dinner. When it was answered by excited yip-ping, Buffy bounded to her feet and looked for an escape route. There was none. In every direction, all she saw were wild-eyed, snarling coyotes charging toward her! Buffy crouched in the graveyard. She saw a shadow move on her right, and she spun her left foot just in time to catch the pack leader before it could reach her throat. She kicked the old coyote a dozen feet into the bushes, then she leaped skyward as two more coyotes crashed under her feet. Landing on top of the dazed beasts, the Slayer pounded their jaws shut with flying fists. She looked around - still more were coming from every direction. They were all slashing teeth and smelly hair!
Buffy did a cartwheel, kicking two of the coyotes, and she twirled like a hula hoop down the hill - straight into the mysterious grave. She crashed in a heap on top of the wilted flowers, and the coyotes howled with indignation. Their anguished cries brought her quickly back to her senses, and she staggered to her feet. With no other options and coyotes bearing down on her, Buffy started to run. Two feet weren't as good as four, and the pack of predators was closing in fast, snapping at her heels and calves. In desperation, Buffy leaped ten feet into the air and landed on top of one of the old mausoleums. She weaved back and forth, trying to get her footing on the slippery marble roof - it was raked at an angle like the roof on a real house.
Coyotes could jump, too, and several of them came hurtling toward her. Buffy lashed out with her fists at the beasts, but they were wiry and quick - and hard to hit. She didn't dare use her feet, because she didn't want to lose her balance and tumble off her perch. Since she couldn't land a full punch, she hit the coyotes just hard enough to knock them off course and send them spiraling to the ground. When they started leaping at her from all four sides at once, Buffy was forced to whirl around and kick with her feet. Twice she nearly fell into their deadly jaws, but she caught her balance at the last moment. The excitement of the hunt drove them into a frenzy, and they yipped and yapped as if Buffy were a cat caught in a tree. From a distance, it's entertaining to watch this behavior; but when you're the prey, it's no fun at all!
With her lightning reflexes, Buffy was able to defend the roof of the mausoleum, but she never got a moment's rest from the enraged canines. Buffy quickly realized that a persistent attack would wear her down. There were enough attackers that some could take breathers, while she had to fight desperately every second. Her coordination and strength couldn't hold out forever! From her precarious perch, Buffy spotted another mausoleum two hundred feet away; she knew it well, and hated it. Inside that dreaded mausoleum was a secret passageway which led underground to a vampire lair. Who knows what's waiting there? With her feet slipping off the cold marble and her arms getting heavy from smashing at teeth and snouts, Buffy knew she had to do something fast. She dropped into a crouch, sprang forward, and leaped as far as she could off the roof of the mausoleum.
She cleared the first ring of coyotes and landed next to one that was taking a rest. Instinctively, she grabbed the surprised canine by its bushy tail, swung him around, and threw him into the others. That slowed their pursuit by a second or two, which was all she wanted. Running all out, Buffy tore through the cemetery with the pack nipping at her heels. She could see her goal, the old mausoleum, shimmering in the fog. But would she make it? Sensing that she might escape, the coyotes made frantic leaps and landed on her back. Buffy stumbled and nearly went down under their wiry limbs and sharp claws, but she tossed them off like an ugly coat and ducked inside the tomb. Fighting back half a dozen snarling coyotes, Buffy leaned against the heavy marble door.
(From Buffy the Vampire Slayer by John Vorholt)
Задания 1-5. Выберите вариант ответа, соответствующий содержанию текста.
By laying the scene in the graveyard the author creates
a carefree and merry atmosphere;
a mysterious and sinister atmosphere;
a kind and concerned atmosphere.
The description of Buffy's fight with the coyotes suggests that
Buffy was no ordinary girl;
Buffy was sure to lose sooner or later;
Buffy would rather run away.
The author hints that the pack
was determined to tear Buffy to pieces;
would be glad to get any other prey;
was just having a lot of canine fun.
By calling the girl the Slayer the author implies that
it was just her curious nickname;
she had an unusual character;
she was a young lady with unique talents.
Buffy wasn't too eager to find shelter in the other mausoleum as
the coyotes were sure to follow her there;
she could face there a more serious danger;
the place didn't seem safe enough.
Задания 6-8. Определите значение указанного слова в тексте.
a frenzy (3)
A. a pastime;
В. a race;
С. a chase.
Задания 9-11. Определите значение указанного фразового глагола в тексте.
bear down on(2)
С. come near.
take smb on (1)
wear smb down(4)
Задания 12-14. Выберите правильный вариант перевода в соответствии с содержанием текста.
From a distance, it's entertaining to watch this behavior; but when you're the prey, it's no fun at all! (3)
Забавно смотреть на такое поведение издалека, но если ты сам - добыча, то это вовсе не смешно!
Издалека такое поведение смотрится забавно, но когда нападают на тебя самого, то это вовсе не смешно!
Забавно смотреть на такое поведение издалека, но если ты сам - добыча, то тут уж не до смеха!
Her coordination and strength couldn't hold out forever! (4)
Ее владение своим телом и сила рано или поздно иссякнут!
Ее владение своим телом и сила не продлятся долго!
Ее координация и сила - это хорошо, но всему есть предел!