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 will Natasha be leaving for Moscow?
2. What airline will she be flying on?
3. Where has she spent the last two days?
4. Who has she spent these two days with?
5. What have they been doing in London?
6. What play did they see last night?
7. What was Natasha’s opinion of the play?
8. What play had she seen the night before?
9. What had she thought about that play?
10. How did she compare «The Phantom» with «Beauty and the Beast»?
11. What seemed incredible to her about «The Phantom»?
12. What did she buy after the show?
13. Where did she buy it?
14. Did she have a CD player in Moscow?
15. What did she decide to do about this problem?
16. Where did Andre take her this morning?
17. What is Harrods?
18. How long were they in the store?
19. What did Natasha buy for her mother?
20. What did she buy tor her brother?
21. What did Andre buy for Natasha?
22. Where did they have dinner later in the evening?
23. What did they drink for dinner?
24. How long were they in the restaurant?
25. What did they talk about?
26. What was Natasha sorry about?
27. What had the weather been like during her visit?
28. How many of Andre’s friends had she met?
29. Who was Stuart?
30. What special connection did he have with Natasha?
31. How long had he studied Russian?
32. What did he try to do with Natasha all the time?
33. Who did he tell her he was going to contact?
34. What was he going to ask the language school?
35. If they needed a Russian teacher, what would Stuart do?
36. What was Natasha’s reaction to this possibility?
37. What was her most important doubt concerning this possibility?
38. Would it be an easy decision or a tough decision if she did receive an offer to work abroad?
Natasha Zarakovich will be leaving London for Moscow tomorrow morning. She’ll be flying British Airways. She and her cousin, Andre, have spent the last two days in London, seeing the sights and attending the theater. Last night they saw «The Phantom of the Opera». Natasha couldn’t believe how good the play was. She had seen «Beauty and the Beast» the night before and thought that nothing could surpass it. But «The Phantom» surpassed it in musical quality and stage scenery. It seemed incredible to her how the stage could change to accommodate almost anything imaginable. After the show, in the theater lobby, she bought a CD with the soundtrack of the play. She didn’t have a CD player in Moscow but she had already decided to save up to buy one. This morning, Andre took her to Harrods, one of the best department stores in London. They spent two hours walking around the store, looking at things. Natasha bought a scarf for her mother and a gameboy for her brother. Andre bought her a Walkman CD player and probably a year’s supply of batteries. Later in the evening, they had dinner in a nice Italian restaurant with the best wine Andre could afford. They spent two and a half hours talking about Moscow and Scotland. Natasha was sorry to be leaving. She had had a wonderful time, despite the wet weather. She had met at least 20 of Andre’s friends. One of his friends, Stuart, had spent a lot of time with Natasha. He had studied Russian for two years and he spent the whole time trying to use die language with her. He told her that he was going to contact the largest language school in Glasgow to see if they might need a Russian teacher in the future. If so, he would write her and invite her back to Scotland, this time to live there. Natasha was open to the idea but she had a good job in Moscow and was moving up in the Ministry of Health. It would be a tough decision if she did have a firm offer to settle and work abroad.