Тренируем аудирование по английскому, урок 64 (курс 1)

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1. Where is Ines working now?
2. How long has she been working with Peugeot?
3. Who does she live with?
4. Where do they live?
5. Where is the Latin Quarter in Paris?
6. What did she do before going to Paris?
7. How long did it take her to feel that she could handle the language without too much trouble?
8. What’s her position now in Peugeot?
9. What does she do m her job?
10. What’s the most common problem that arises?
11. What kind of Peugeot dealers usually have this problem?
12. What does the dealer contract specify in this regard?
13. Where are most of the dealers located who take tractors as trade-ins?
14. On what condition do they take a tractor as a trade-in?
15. What is their rationale in doing this?
16. What department in the company has an ongoing problem with this question?
17. On behalf of what department does Ines attend the meetings on this question?
18. Does she agree with the dealers’ position?
19. According to the dealers, how much would they lose in sales if they adhered to the dealer contract?
20. Does Ines think it should matter how the dealers operate in this regard?
21. What kind of person is her boss?
22. How does she often feel about the dealers?
23. Does her boss feel the same way?
24. What does her boss remind her of?
25. How does Ines feel about her job and her life in Paris?
26. What plans are she and Francois making?
27. When will they get married?
28. How many months away is that?
29. What is Ines starting to feel nervous about?
30. Where will the wedding be held?
31. How many of Francois’ friends and relatives will be going down to the wedding?
32. How many people from Seville does Incs expect at the wedding?
33. How much time will she and Francois have off for their honeymoon?
34. Where are the planning to go on their honeymoon?

Ines Garcia has been working now in the legal department of Peugeot for seven months. She lives with Francois in a small apartment in the Latin Quarter on the left bank of the Seine River. Shortly before going to Paris, she took a three-week crash course in French. Once she started working in the Peugeot headquarters, it took her about two months to feel she could handle the language without too much trouble. Right now, she’s the assistant to the dealer-contract supervisor. Her job is to draw up contracts for new Peugeot dealerships or advise the sales and credit departments on fine points concerning current dealer contracts. The most common problem that arises is when some of the Peugeot dealers who operate in rural areas agree to take a tractor as a trade-in on a new or used car. This is specifically prohibited in the contract, but some dealers, especially those in southern France, will take a tractor as a trade-in if they know they have a buyer for it. This way, they make a car sale as well as a small profit on a tractor sale. The Peugeot credit department has an ongoing problem with these dealers about this question and Ines always has to attend the meetings on behalf of the legal department. Deep down, she agrees with the dealers, who state that if they didn’t take tractors as trade-ins, they would probably lose between 5 and 10% of their sales. Ines doesn’t see why it should matter, but her boss is a person never who questions the rules. Someday, however, if she moves up in the organization, she will try to change this rule. She often feels sorry for some of the rural dealers, but then her boss reminds her that they earn 30 times more than she does. Despite this little problem. Ines is very happy in her job and in Paris. She and Francis are making plans to get married next September. The date is only four months away and she’s already starting to feel nervous about the preparations. The wedding will be held in the cathedral in Seville. At least 70 friends and relatives of Francis’ will go down for the event. She expects around 300 people from Seville to be there too. After the wedding, she and Francois will have three weeks off for their honeymoon. They’ve already made reservations to spend the time in Thailand and in Bali.