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Olvasott szöveg értése - Task 1

Angol középszintű érettségi, 2015. május

• In this article about a man whose invention has become a popular toy, some parts of sentences have been left out.
• Your task is to reconstruct the text by filling in the gaps below.
• Remember that there is one extra phrase that you will not need.
• At the real exam, the first question is always an example - here you have to solve it too.
• If you make a mistake, please try again until you find all the correct answers - note that this is of course different at the exam too because there you don't have a second (or third) chance. The scoring is also different here because of this; if you want to see your real life score, only count your correct answers that you got right first time.

I invented the loom band

Growing up in a small town in Malaysia, we did not have many toys. We had to be creative, so we built kites, played with sand and (1) . My father worked on a rubber-tree plantation, and sometimes he showed me the thick, rubber milk they got from the trees to produce natural rubber.
After school, I dreamed of becoming an engineer, but (2) , so my brother and I decided to study abroad. We landed in Kansas, USA, on a snowy day in 1991. I had never seen snow before and (3) .
After I graduated, I started working as an engineer. I loved my job, but I couldn’t spend much time with my family, and (4) . One evening I saw them making bracelets from rubber bands and I thought, "I can impress my girls!" I sat down and (5) , using the same technique we had used to make jumping ropes back in Malaysia.
The next day, my daughters took their bracelets to school and (6) . Children came up to me and asked me to make them bracelets. Then my older daughter suggested selling the bracelets. We all agreed, and we decided to sell not only bracelets, but also various kits containing rubber bands and tools so that kids could make their own designs.
We invested all our money in tools and rubber bands, and (7) . I spent months going round toy stores, trying to sell the loom band kits. Nobody was interested. The problem was that people didn't understand how they worked, so (8) which explained how to make rubber-band bracelets. These created a trend.
In July 2012, we received an order from a toy store for 12 kits. Two weeks later, the same store ordered kits for $10,000. When we saw it, we thought it was a mistake and (9) . They told us they had never seen anything like it. After that, our sales climbed quickly until, in December 2012, we reached $200,000 sales a month. Now I run our family business and I have given up my old job.

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Utolsó módosítás: 2015. 05. 19.