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. Where is Natasha Zarakovich now?
2. What did she think she knew?
3. What made her think otherwise?
4. When did she arrive in Scotland?
5. Who did she spend Saturday and Sunday with?
6. What did she do in the evenings?
7. Did she have trouble understanding the family?
8. Why not?
9. Who did she have trouble understanding?
10. What kind of effort did she have to make to understand them?
11. What made things worse?
12. Why did she feel embarrassed?
13. What did Andre tell her later about this problem?
14. What did Andre think about how Natasha would progress with her English?
15. When would Natasha leave for Moscow?
16. Where did Andre take her on Saturday afternoon?
17. What is Edinburgh in Scotland?
18. What was Natasha’s reaction to Edinburgh?
19. How long was she standing in Princes Street?
20. Why did she spend so much time there?
21. What was the weather like?
22. What did Andre want to do because of the weather?
23. Did Natasha feel cold?
24. Why didn’t she feel cold?
25. How did Natasha find things compared to Moscow?
26. How far had she been outside of Moscow?
27. What did she see everywhere?
28. What was her impression of the people?
29. How did Andre compare London to Edinburgh and Glasgow?
30. When did he say they would be going to London?
31. What two things would they do in London?
32. What musical would they see?
Natasha Zarakovich thought she knew English well. However, her first two days in Scotland have made her think otherwise. She arrived on Friday, the 22nd, and spent Saturday and Sunday with her cousin Andre and his family. In the evenings she went out with Andre and a group of friends. She didn’t have any trouble understanding the family, because they spoke Russian or English with a slight Russian accent. But die evenings were different. She had big trouble understanding Andre’s friends. She had to make a strong effort every time they said something to her. What made things worse was that they were in a noisy restaurant and then in a discotheque. Natasha felt embarrassed because she kept having to ask the friends to repeat. Later Andre told her not to worry about it. He knew that by the time she left for Moscow in early January, she would understand everyone quite well. On Saturday afternoon, after lunch, Andre took Natasha to Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital. She had never seen such a beautiful city. She spent more than half an hour standing in Princes Street looking across at the castle of Mary, Queen of Scots. It was a cold and windy day, and Andre wanted to go inside a pub to get warm. However, Natasha was used to the Russian winters and the weather seemed almost warm to her. Everything was so different to her. She had never been more than 50 kilometers outside of Moscow in her life. Here there were cars everywhere, coming and going. Everyone seemed to be in a hurry. Andr6 told her that compared to London, Edinburgh and Glasgow were quiet cities. He also told her that they would be going to London in a few days to see the sights and to go to a musical, either “Cats” or “The Phantom of the Opera”.