Установите соответствие между текстами A–G и заголовками 1–8. Запишите свои ответы. Используйте каждую цифру только один раз. В задании один заголовок лишний.
1. Quiet winners
2 . Fruit competition
3 . Running contests
4 . Pairs race
5. Racing animals
6 . Eating contests
7 . Rolling competition
8 . Biggest winner
A. Every year a strange event takes place at Cooper's Hill. Dating back centuries, it is an event not to be missed! A huge round cheese is released from the top of the hill and as it rolls down, local competitors have the task sometimes a dangerous one of trying to catch it. Believe it or not, the cheese sometimes reaches speeds of more than 100 kilometres an hour!
B. Part of MTV programming, silent Library was incredibly funny. Based on the original Japanese show, contestants working in teams of six were made to do what appeared to be impossible tasks. Whether they had to eat a peanut butter and jellyfish sandwich, or run inside a giant wheel wearing flippers, neither the Victim' nor his teammates were allowed to make a sound if they wanted to win the cash prize.
C. First, competitors are divided up into teams of two. Each team is then handed a large sack similar to the ones used to hold potatoes. Next, the teams take their place at the starting line. Once teams have got into their bags, an announcer yells, 'On your marks, get set, go!' And they are off . The first team to hop to the finish line wins!
D. Mexico has made the records book for the largest sandwich ever! To mark the opening of the yearly Torta Fair in Mexico City, teams of cooks and other restaurant workers made a sandwich - a huge sandwich! Using countless slices of bread, jar after jar of mayonnaise and mustard, cheese, meat, and other fillings, it took the sandwich makers less than four minutes to complete this massive 'snack'.
E. What would a Halloween celebration be without scary costumes, grinning jack o' lanterns, trick or treat and, of course, bobbing for apples? This fun traditional game involves placing five or six apples into a large container of water. Competitors must then grab one. Sounds easy? Well, it's not, because competitors' hands are tied behind their backs and they can use only their teeth to grab the floating apples!
F. It's not uncommon for people to bet on which horse, dog or even donkey will reach a finishing line first. But betting on the fastest tortoise? Tortoises aren't known for their speed, so announcing the actual winner might take a while! These contests do, however, take place. Tortoises are placed in the centre of a circle and the first one to step outside the circle wins.
G. America is famous for its summer festivals, and Americans are famous for their love of food. They also enjoy a challenge and they'll go to almost any lengths to come out winners. From Maine to Miami, visit any summer fair and you'll see races involving food. Who can gobble up the most hot dogs? How fast can someone gulp down an apple pie? There can be only one winner!
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