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. How long has Li Tong been taking English lessons?
2. What did he think about his capabilities at first?
3. What kind of progress has he made lately?
4. What two factors have influenced his progress?
5. When do Li and his daughter study English together?
6. How much time do they devote to this subject?
7. Besides English, what other language does Li’s new teacher speak?
8. Where’s he from?
9. How long has he been living in Shanghai?
10. Why has he been living in Shanghai for so long?
11. What’s his name?
12. How old is he?
13. What has Pat Riley spoken to Li about over the past three weeks?
14. What did he give Li?
15. What did he tell Li to do with the audio tape?
16. What did he tell Li not to worry about?
17. What did he tell him specifically not to do?
18. What did he tell him to pay attention to while the tape was running?
19. According to Pat, what would Li slowly get used to?
20. What would he become familiar with?
21. According to Pat, how much faster would Li progress with his English if he did this for year?
22. Why would he progress faster?
23. What did Pat remind Li of concerning children?
24. How many hours a day is Li in the factory?
25. How did Pat suggest that Li should take advantage of those eight hours every day?
26. Did Li follow the teacher’s advice?
27. How long has he been keeping the tape on at work?
28. What does he do at home in this regard?
29. What is he already starting to recognize?
30. How is he starting to feel regarding the language?
Li Tong has been taking English lessons for the past four months. At first, he thought he wasn’t capable of learning even the simplest forms of the language. However, thanks to the help his daughter has given him and thanks to a positive teacher change in the language school, Li’s made excellent progress. Every night, he and his daughter study the language for about 30 minutes. The new teacher that Li has in the language school speaks perfect Chinese. He’s from Ireland, but he’s been living in Shanghai since he was 14 years old. His name is Pat Riley and he’s 24. Both of his parents are professors at the Shanghai University. Over the past three weeks, Pat has spoken to Li several times about what he should do to speed up the learning process. He gave Li an audio tape and told him to take it to work and leave it on all day while he was working in the factory. Fie told him not to worry if he didn’t understand what the people were saying in the tape. In fact, he told him not to listen to it, but to pay attention to his work, keeping the English sound within earshot. According to Pat, Li would slowly get used to hearing English sounds and become familiar with the cadence, intonation, and phonetics. If Li did this over a period of one year, for example, he would progress twice as fast because he’d find the new forms taught in class easier to assimilate. The sounds would be familiar to him. Pat reminded him that children absorb their mother tongue quickly because they are surrounded by it 15 hours a day over several years. He told Li that he should take advantage of the eight hours he spends everyday at his worktable to simulate this kind of language atmosphere. Li followed Pat’s advice and has been keeping the audio tape on at his worktable for the past two weeks. He even plays the tape at home as background music. He’s already starting to recognize certain sounds and, more importantly, he’s starting to feel comfortable with the language during the class sessions.