Прослушайте аудио, в котором в естественном темпе прозвучит текст, озвученный два раза разными носителями языка. Постарайтесь детально понять высказывание и ответить на нижеследующие вопросы.
1. What was Aki Morita worried about?
2. What had his bosses told him earlier the same day?
3. Did Aki tell his family about Louisiana when he got home?
4. What book did he get when he got home?
5. What did he look up in the encyclopedia?
6. What did the article say Louisiana was famous for?
7. What group of people did the article talk about?
8. Why had they gone to Louisiana?
9. What was the name of the culture they established0
10. Why was it called the “Cajun” culture?
11. What big city did the article mention?
12. Did Aki read about the history or the economy of Louisiana?
13. What did he read about the politics in the 30s and 40s?
14. What did Aki find interesting in the article?
15. Where were the plantations located?
16. What did Aki think that his wife would enjoy?
17. What did he do after he had finished reading the article?
18. Who did he have dinner with?
19. What time did he sit down to have dinner?
20. What did his wife notice during the meal?
21. What did she say about this?
22. What did she think was the problem?
23. Was Aki usually fun and talkative when he was at home?
24. What was Aki usually like when he was at home?
Aki Morita was worried about his future in Honda. Earlier that day, his bosses had told him that he would be the quality manager at a new factory that Honda was building in Louisiana. That same night, before saying anything to his family, Aki looked up “Lousiana” in his encyclopedia. It said that Louisiana was famous for its French influence. A group of French protestants called the “Acadians” had gone to Louisiana to escape persecution. They had established a special culture in Louisiana and they were called the “Cajuns”, which was a deformation of the word “Acadians”. The article also talked about the city of New Orleans and about the history of Louisiana. It said that there had been a lot of political corruption in the state during the 30s and 40s. The only thing that Aki found interesting was the section about the beautiful plantation homes along the Mississippi River, in a town called Natchez. He thought that his wife would enjoy visiting that town. When he had finished the article about Louisiana, he sat down to have dinner with his family. At was 8:30. His wife noticed that he was quiet during the meal, but she didn’t say anything. She simply thought that he had had a hard day at the office. He was often quiet and pensive when he was at home.