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. When did Michael turn 15?
2. How many presents did he get from his parents?
3. How many presents did he get from other relatives?
4. Who woke him up on Saturday morning?
5. What did his father show him when he woke him up?
6 What was in the middle of the front page?
7. What was Michael doing in the photo?
8 How long did it take Michael to wake up completely?
9. What did he remember when he finally woke up?
10. What had happened the night before?
11. What was the final score of the game?
12. Was Michael’s team favored to win the game?
13. How many points did Michael score?
14. How did Michael’s father feel about his son?
15. Had he seen Michael play better in previous games?
16. How did Michael seem to his father during the game?
17. What was the most important thing for Michael?
18. Who was Ricky Tanner?
19. How many points per game did Ricky usually make?
20. What was Ricky considered by basketball experts?
21. How many points did he make last night?
22. Whose advice did Michael follow concerning Ricky?
23. What was the coach’s advice?
24. What advantage did Michael have over Ricky?
25. Who did Michael concentrate on when playing defense?
26. What was the result for Ricky Tanner and his team?
Michael Johnson turned 15 last Saturday. He received four presents from his parents and three other presents from relatives. However, his biggest birthday surprise was when he woke up on Saturday morning. His father came into his room and woke him up. He showed him the front page of the sports section in the Lincoln newspaper. There, in the middle of the page, was a photo of Michael shooting a free throw. It took the boy about five seconds to wake up completely and realize what was happening. Then he remembered the big game the night before.
His middle school team had beaten die Omaha Buffaloes 79 to 66. It was a surprise to everyone and Michael had scored 34 points. His father was proud of his son. He had never seen Michael play so well. He seemed to control the game. However, for Michael, his 34 points weren’t the most important thing for him. He had held Ricky Tanner, the star of the Omaha Buffaloes, to only 12 points. Ricky had achieved an average of 36 points a game during the season and was considered the best young basketball player in the state of Nebraska. Michael’s strategy was to follow his coach’s advice. His advice was to pay no attention to the ball when playing defense, but to concentrate only on Ricky Tanner and follow him everywhere. Michael had the advantage that he was faster than Ricky Tanner, so he stayed with him everywhere on the basketball court. This was suffocating for Ricky and disastrous for his team. Michael’s defensive effort had broken the Buffaloes’ strategy.