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. Does Nancy Johnson have a problem?
2. Is it a serious problem or a pleasant problem?
3. What would her economic status be like if she had problems like this one every day?
4. What job has she been offered?
5. Where is Robert Redford’s home?
6. What is Aspen, Colorado famous for?
7. Who will she discuss the problem with this evening?
8. Who will she call after making a final decision?
9. Who is Eddie Campbell?
10. Where does he teach interior design?
11. What does UCLA stand for?
12. Does Eddie only teach or does he do other things?
13. What other things does he do?
14. Who helps him?
15. Where do the Hollywood rich have their homes?
16. Does Eddie know Nancy well?
17. Why does he know her so well?
18. Where did they study together?
19. Why did Robert Redford know Eddie personally?
20. When did Eddie and his students decorate his home?
21. When did Mr. Redford call Eddie?
22. Why did he call him?
23. What did Eddie tell Mr. Redford?
24. Who lives in Coffeeville, Kansas?
25. What is her sister’s marital status?
26. What does Nancy think they could do?
27. If they came up to Lincoln, what could Nancy do?
28. How does she think the technical school will react?
29. Why does she think they’ll say yes?
30. What is her only real doubt?
Nancy Johnson has a problem. If she had problems like this one every day, she and her family would be rich by now. Her problem is that she’s been offered a job to decorate the home that Robert Redford owns in Aspen, Colorado, the most famous ski resort in the United States. It would mean spending at least one week out of every month in Aspen. This evening, she will discuss the problem with her husband, Phillip, and then call Eddie Campbell to let him know her final decision. Eddie is a famous interior decorator and the most prestigious professor of interior design in California. He teaches at UCLA, which stands for the University of California at Los Angeles. He and his students often help the Hollywood rich to decorate their homes in Beverly Hills and Malibou Beach. He knows Nancy Johnson very well because they studied interior design together at the University of Kansas. Eddie and his students decorated Robert Redford’s home in Beverly Hills seven years ago. Last week, Mr. Redford called Eddie, asking him to decorate his new home in Colorado. Since Eddie couldn’t do it, he told Mr. Redford that he had the perfect person for the job. Now Nancy has to make a decision.
Her mother and sister live in Coffeeville, Kansas. Her sister is single. If they could come up to Lincoln from time to time to stay with the kids, then maybe Nancy could have time to go to Colorado and do the job. Also, she’s sure that the technical school w here she works would give her the time off as well. It would mean a lot for the school to have a teacher who’s decorating the home of Robert Redford. «What will Phillip say?» she thought.