Тренируем аудирование по английскому, урок 6 (курс 1)

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1. How old is Luigi Barghmi?
2. Is he from a big city or a small town?
3. Where is the small town?
4. Where does he live now?
5. Does he live in a beautiful villa or a small flat?
6. Who does he live with?
7. What’s his wife’s name?
8. Does Luigi have a lot of money or only a little money?
9. Why does he have a lot of money?
10. What does the factory supply to Rat?
11. Where is Fiat?
12. What is Luigi’s position in his company?
13. Who is the managing director of his company?
14. What does she take care of in the company?
15. What does Luigi spend a lot of time doing?
16. What other country does he spend time visiting?
17. What company does he visit in Germany?
18. What is he negotiating with Mercedes Benz?
19. Are the car seats for small or big models?
20. Where does Mercedes make its small models?
21. Is Luigi a busy man?
22. Does he want to stop working?
23. How does he feel about his work?
24. When he’s not traveling, does he stay at home?
25. Where does he go every day when he’s at his villa?
26. How far is the factory from his villa?
27. Does he see his daughter when he goes there?
28. Who else does he visit at the factory’?
29. How many hours does he spend with the workers?
30. What does he invite the workers to?
31. What does he tell them?
32. Does he like the people in the north of Italy?
33. What does he enjoy?
34. Why is his company strong and healthy?
35. Does he consider his work a job or a game?
36. Does he like to win?
37. What kind of disposition does he have?
38. Does he take things too seriously?
39. Is his daughter similar to him?
40. Why is she different?

Luigi Barghini is 49 years old. He’s from a small town in the north of Italy and lives with his wife, Sofia, in a beautiful villa outside Verona. He has a lot of money because he owns a big factory that supplies car seats to Fiat in Turin. Luigi is the chairman of the company, but his daughter, Ana, is the managing director. She takes care of the day-to-day business, while Luigi spends a lot of his time visiting different members of the Agnelli family that owns Fiat. He also spends a lot of time in Germany, because his company is negotiating with Mercedes Benz a big contract to supply car seats for the small models that Mercedes makes in Stuttgart. He is a very busy man, but he enjoys his work. When he’s at his villa near Verona, he always goes to the factory, 23 kilometers away, to see his daughter and to visit with the workers. He probably spends at least three hours on the floor of the factory talking with workers, inviting them to coffee, telling jokes, and having a good time. He likes the people in the north of Italy and really enjoys human contact. That’s probably the reason why his company is strong and healthy. He doesn’t consider that his work is a job. He considers it a game, something that he likes to play. Of course, he wants to win and he wins, but he has a good disposition all the time and he doesn’t like to take things too seriously. His daughter, Ana, is different, but she is a manager, not an owner.