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 city is Ana Barghini on her way to?
2. Is she going there by plane or by train?
3. Is she flying tourist class or business class?
4. Who is she thinking about?
5. What kind of man did she think she would never like?
6. What did she receive just yesterday?
7. Did Karl tell her his true feelings in the letter?
8. How long was the letter?
9. How long did Karl probably spend writing it?
10. What kind of impression did it make on Ana?
11. What type of person did Karl tell her he wasn’t?
12. What did he admit?
13. Who did he say he couldn’t stop thinking about?
14. What did he say about her qualities?
15. How had he been affected by her presence?
16. What did he say he knew about her family?
17. What did he assure her concerning money?
18. What can you say about Karl’s family?
19. What did Karl say about his ambitions?
20. What did he ask her to do with him on her first night Stuttgart?
21. Where did he invite her to have dinner?
22. Who owned the restaurant?
23. What kind of food did it serve?
24. What was Karl’s opinion of the food?
25. What did Ana do after reading the letter from Karl?
26. What hadn’t Ana ever received?
27. What did she decide she ought to do?
Ana Barghini is on her way to Stuttgart. She’s flying business class and thinking about Karl Polster. She had never thought she would like a German man… not even in her wildest dreams. However, just yesterday she received a letter from Karl. In it, he told her the truth. The letter was only three paragraphs long, but Karl must have spent hours working on it because it certainly made a strong and pleasant impression on Ana. First he told her that he wasn’t the type of person to insinuate his feelings to anyone. He admitted that he was very fond of her and that he couldn’t stop thinking about her. Second, he told her that she was one of the most attractive and intelligent women he had ever met and that, logically, he had been deeply affected by her presence. Third, he told her that he knew very well that her family was wealthy, but he assured her that money was not and had never been a factor that influenced his feelings toward people. He was from an upper middle class family that had a small, but comfortable estate and he was not ambitious to amass a fortune. Finally, he asked her to have dinner with him her first night in Stuttgart in a small restaurant in the center of town where he liked to go when he wanted enjoy a long, pleasant meal. His uncle owned the restaurant and it served the best Alcasian cuisine he had ever tasted. When Ana finished reading the letter, she sat still for a moment. She had never received such a warm, sincere letter in her life. Maybe she ought to get to know this Karl Polster fellow a little better.