Olvasott szöveg értése — Task 4

Angol középszintű érettségi, 2017. május

Read the following story about a clever invention and then read the half sentences that follow the text.
Your task is to match the half sentences based on the information in the text.
Write the letters (A-K) in the boxes next to the numbers.
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A) their lock cannot protect their bike.

B) they will almost certainly start vomiting.

C) will get a very smelly surprise.

D) can resist a thief for more than a minute.

E) they cannot touch the bike.

F) a friend’s electric bike was stolen.

G) it will release its smelly gas.

H) his friends ask him for help.

I) they try to cut off SkunkLock.

K) you can steal the bike.
Bike lock developed that makes thieves immediately vomit

A thief approaches a bicycle, with an electric saw in his hand. He starts to drill, and is shot in the face with a foul spray that makes him vomit uncontrollably. This is the dream of the inventor of SkunkLock.
“Basically I was fed up with thefts,” says inventor Daniel Idzkowski. “The real last straw was when a friend parked his very expensive electric bike outside a café, and then went to have lunch and chat. When he left, his bike was gone.” He was outraged.
“I realized that the biggest problem is that most people don’t know that the lock that they bought for $20 is absolutely worthless. It costs at least $100 to get at least somewhere close to where you can at least limit the chances of a thief wanting to steal your bike. With the right tools a thief could cut through most locks in less than a minute. Thieves talk in seconds: a 15-second bike, a 20-second bike, and it goes up to 60-second bikes.”
Idzkowski created a U-shaped lock of carbon and steel with a hollow chamber to hold a pressurized gas. When someone cuts about 30% of the way into the lock the gas erupts in the direction of the cut. “It’s pretty much immediately vomit inducing,” Idzkowski said.
The inventors have tested it on themselves and volunteers at distances of 50cm and 2 metres. “At 50cm it was pretty bad. It was absolutely vomit inducing in 99% of people. At 2 metres it’s still definitely detectable and very unpleasant.”

1) The thief with an electric saw …
2) It will make the thief vomit if …
3) The inventor finally decided to create SkunkLock when …
4) Most people have no idea that …
5) There is no bike lock that …
6) If you cut less than half way through SkunkLock, …
7) When the gas hits someone from half a metre away, …