Match the texts (1-6) to the headings (A-G). There is one extra heading that you do not need to use.
A AN INTERESTING READ
В WHAT'S IM FASHIOM
С HOROSCOPE UPDATE
D MAKING PLANS
E SHARING A PROBLEM
F BEAUTY TIPS
G INTERNET PALS
1 For those of you who like to stay ahead of the latest trends, expect to see plenty of romantic blouses and dresses on the high street this spring. High-heeled shoes and plenty of accessories, such as gold chains, beads and leather bags will also be hot this season. And if you like hats ... they are set to make a big comeback!
2 Witi Ihimaera's Whale Rider is a rare story of love, rejection, adventure and passion. Beautifully written and memorable, it is about family relationships, traditions and culture, and a little girl who rode a whale out to sea. Those interested in finding out about the native people of New Zealand, the Maoris, will find it well worth reading.
3 Do you enjoy clubbing, hanging out with friends, taking part in extreme sports or surfing the Net? Whatever you like, others want to know about it! Join our online pen-friends club today by just filling in the form below. We will send you your secret password and you'll be set to be part of this amazing chatroom1
4 LIBRA (23 Sept - 22 Oct) With Venus as your key planet, you have a great personality, patience and a good sense ot humour. Your greatest gifts are your honesty and trustworthiness, as well as your ability to understand the problems of others. You are very dedicated to your job and will go far in your chosen career.
5 I am a sixteen-year-old student who has been brought up to respect other people, so why don't people respect me too? OK, so I'm short and fat, but that's no reason for other kids to make fun of me behind my backl Please help me. I've had enough!
6 I'm sorry that I haven't written back sooner. I've been studying for exams. They're over now and I have time on my hands. Tell me, what are you going to do for the holidays? Why don't we meet up and go shopping? The winter sales are starting soon and I need some new jeans! There are some real cool ones at our local shopping centre.
Peter the Great
Peter the Great (1672-1725) is probably the 1).......famous of all the Russian tsars.
Under his rule, Russia 2).......from being a poor farming society into an empire as strong as the other European powers. Peter toured Europe, sometimes in disguise to 3).......being recognised, and learned about western culture and science. Returning to Russia, he 4).......changes to his army and government to make Russia more like Europe, especially Germany. He 5)....... much of his time fighting wars, first against the Ottoman Empire and then against Sweden.
He founded St Petersburg, his most lasting contribution to Russia, on some land he conquered along the Baltic Sea. A gateway to Europe, St Petersburg became the new-capital 6).......his kingdom.
In 1725, after bravely trying to rescue some drowning sailors, he ended up with a bad cold and died a 7).......time later.