bilingv engleza proba orala varianta 2
Bilet nr. 2
Read the text below and answer the questions that follow:
It was already late when we set out for the next town, which according to the map was about fifteen miles away on the other side of the hills. There we felt sure that we would find a bed for the night. Darkness fell soon after we left the village, but luckily we met no one as we drove swiftly along the narrow winding road that led to the hills. As we climbed higher, it became colder and the rain began to fall, making it difficult at times to see the road. I asked John, my companion, to drive more slowly. After we had traveled for about twenty miles, there was still no sign of the town which was marked on the map. We were beginning to get worried. Then, without warning, the car stopped. A quick examination showed that we had run out of petrol. Although we had little food with us, only a few biscuits and some chocolate, we decided to spend the night in the car.
- What is the text about?
- What did the travelers expect to find in the next town?
- Why did John ask his companion to drive more slowly?
- Do you think that the car is the ideal means of transport? Give arguments to support your opinion