Тренируем аудирование по английскому, урок 52 (курс 1)

Прослушайте аудио, в котором в естественном темпе прозвучит текст, озвученный два раза разными носителями языка. Постарайтесь детально понять высказывание и ответить на нижеследующие вопросы.

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1. How long have Aki and his family been in Louisiana?
2. Has Aki already changed his working habits?
3. What time does he leave home in the morning?
4. When does he get back home in the evening?
5. What time do people have dinner in Louisiana?
6. What time do Aki and his family have dinner?
7. How close to completion was the Honda factory when Aki arrived in Louisiana?
8. Is the construction work on schedule or behind schedule?
9. What should production start?
10. What is Aki busy doing?
11. What does he desperately need?
12. What does he need these people for?
13. What is the other Japanese colleague in charge of?
14. What advantage does the other man have over Aki?
15. What can you say about Aid’s English?
16. Who is he finally starting to understand? w. How is Aki’s wife doing?
18. Who has she made friends with?
19. What nationality is she?
20. Where is she from?
21. What does the woman want to learn?
22. What has Aki’s wife agreed to do with the woman?
23. How much is she going to charge for the classes?
24. Where do the two families live relative to each other?
25. What do the two wives always do together?
26. Where does Akf s wife love to shop?
27. How far is the shopping mall from her house?
28. How many shops does Akif’s wife think there must be in the mall?
29. What is her impression about the prices?
30. How much does Aki earn compared to Japan?
31. What seems to be the only problem?
32. What are they having trouble adapting to?
33. How difficult are the subjects for the kids?
34. What’s the biggest problem?
35. What positive thing can you say about this problem?

Aki Morita and his family have been in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for two months. Aki hasn’t changed his habits. He still goes to work before 7:00 a.m. and gets back home just before dinner time. However, dinner time in Louisiana is 6:00 p.m., but Aki and his family still have dinner around 8:00. When Aki arrived, the new Honda factory was three months away from completion. The works are on schedule and production should start within six weeks. Aki is busy making contact with suppliers and training the factory personnel on the Honda quality procedures. He desperately needs more people in his department to evaluate the American suppliers who are bidding on supply contracts. A Japanese colleague of his is in charge of purchasing and the two are working together. Fortunately, the other man has been living in the States for two years and knows more about how things work. However, Aki is learning fast. His English is improving tremendously and he is finally starting to understand the strange southern accent spoken by the people in Louisiana. Aki’s wife is enjoying her new life for the moment. She’s made friends with the purchasing manager’s wife, who is an American from a small town in Texas called Bertram. The woman wants to learn Japanese and Aki’s wife has agreed to give her classes for free. They live on the same block and always go shopping together. Aki’s wife loves to shop at the nearby mall. There must be more than 200 different shops there and the prices are not bad. Aki’s salary in Louisiana is almost double what he earned in Japan. The only problem seems to be the kids. They’re having some trouble adapting to the American school system. The subjects are easy for them, but the language barrier is still a problem. However, they’re young and they’ll soon learn to speak English as well as Japanese.