Тренируем аудирование по английскому, урок 67 (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. What was Li notified of yesterday?
2. When would his promotion become effective?
3. What would he be in charge of?
4. Who would he report to?
5. What would this mean to his base salary?
6. When would his salary be increased?
7. What additional income could he earn?
8. What was Li’s reaction when he received the news about his promotion?
9. Who had been at his worktable three weeks before?
10. Who was the Australian man?
11. What kind of question did the two Chinese managers ask Li when they were showing the Australian man around the factory?
12. Did Li speak to the Chinese managers or directly to the Australian man?
13. What language did he speak to him in?
14. How was the quality of Li‘s English?
15. What did Li explain to the Australian man?
16. What was the reaction of the two Chinese managers?
17. What did the Chinese managers have no idea of?
18 How was Li’s English as compared to the production manager’s English?
19. Was Li amazed that he could speak English so well?
20. How many hours a day had he spent studying English?
21. Besides going to class, how else did he study English?
22. How many hours a day had he listened to audiotapes?
23. What had his co-workers gotten used to?
24. How many hours of exposure to the language did Li calculate that he had had over the past year?
25. Did he normally concentrate on listening to the tapes?
26. What did he do while he was listening to the tapes?
27. What two things did the many hours of listening do to his English?
28. What two people had had a strong influence on Li’s English?

Li Tong was notified yesterday that, as of March 1st, he would be promoted to the position of assembly foreman for standard telephones. He would be in charge of making sure that the production schedules for standard telephones were met and that the quality was in compliance with specifications. He would report to the assembly shop supervisor. Starting in April, his base salary would go up 17% and he would be included in the bonus system for middle managers. When Li received the news, he wasn’t too surprised. He knew he had made a strong impression on his new boss and on the production manager. Three weeks ago, the assembly shop supervisor and the production manager were showing an Australian customer around the factory. When they reached Li’s worktable, they asked him a question about the workflow. Li turned to the Australian man and explained in fairly good English how the telephone assembly was performed in his area. The two Chinese managers were amazed. They had no idea that Li could speak English and, in fact, he spoke it quite a bit better than the production manager himself. Li, however, wasn’t amazed. He had spent probably three hours a day for over a year studying English, on his own, in class, and with his daughter. In addition, he had listened to audiotapes at work almost eight hours every day. His coworkers had already gotten used to seeing him wearing earphones at his worktable. Li calculated that between study and listening, he had managed to get close to 3,000 hours of exposure to the language. Usually he didn’t listen to the tapes, but rather left them on while he was thinking about other things, reading the newspaper, or concentrating on his work. Nevertheless, the hours and hours of exposure opened up his ear to the language and helped him consolidate a strong basic knowledge of grammar and vocabulary. His teacher’s advice and his daughter’s help had produced a miracle. Li was now on his way up in the organization.