# Методические указания по английскому языку для студентов 3-5 курсов исторического факультета. Часть 1. Коныгина Г.И. - 23 стр.

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Tony:
We left the island first of all because we’d left the children with Kathys parents
so that we could see whether we could survive on the island. We went back to Britain - I
only had six months’ leave of absence, without pay, from my employers. Then when we
went back to Britain, I had this accident and I lost my job and I wanted to go back to the
island with my children, with the family as a whole.
Interviewer:
So you went back to the island ... and at this stage ... you give details in
the book about the sunburn, the fishing and all the rest of it that you had to do, and
there’s a wonderful description of a storm.
Tony:
Yes, after the first week or so on the island for the second time, we had a
hurricane. The calm lagoon turned into huge waves, our tent nearly blew away and there
was fear but we didn’t want to show it to our children because they looked up to us. I
thought I needed to tie my four-year-old daughter to a palm tree for safety but it didn’t
happen because she was a bit scared. There was a lot of noise on the island, there were a
lot of frigate-birds and mynah birds and a few hours prior to the storm everything went
quiet as if the animals sensed what was coming, but we didn’t realize that at the time.
The storm lasted one night and half a day and the island was in a bit of a mess after that.
Interviewer:
You’re back in Britain now to promote the book, but are you going back
to the island?
Tony:
I came back to Britain with my family but I’m homesick for the island.
Interviewer:
Tony:
She’s had a taste of the South Seas and she wants to go back there.
Interviewer:
If you went back, would you find it easy to survive?
Tony:
Well, what I found on our island, which was strange - all the years I was
working, for ten years I was working twelve-hour shifts and I wasn’t progressing, there
wasn’t any money, still a search for money to find to pay our bills. But on our island we
had the coconuts for food, fish, crabs, rice, there were wild chickens, and we found we
could survive on the island with the food that was there. Still, we would take more
supplies with us next time.
Interviewer:
Would you take the kids with you next time, and would you go forever?
Tony:
This is what we’ve discussed and what we’ve decided is when we get back as a
family to the island, if for any reason the children say, ‘We’ve been here for a few
months, we want to go back home, it’s not for us’, then I would return with them until
they became independent and that’s when I would go back to the island for good.
Interviewer:
Well, it’s a wonderful story and if you read it, it tells you a lot about
yourself and your own reactions. Tony Williams, thanks for coming.
Tony:
Thank you.
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Tony: We left the island first of all because we’d left the children with Kathy’s parents
so that we could see whether we could survive on the island. We went back to Britain - I
only had six months’ leave of absence, without pay, from my employers. Then when we
went back to Britain, I had this accident and I lost my job and I wanted to go back to the
island with my children, with the family as a whole.
Interviewer: So you went back to the island ... and at this stage ... you give details in
the book about the sunburn, the fishing and all the rest of it that you had to do, and
there’s a wonderful description of a storm.
Tony: Yes, after the first week or so on the island for the second time, we had a
hurricane. The calm lagoon turned into huge waves, our tent nearly blew away and there
was fear but we didn’t want to show it to our children because they looked up to us. I
thought I needed to tie my four-year-old daughter to a palm tree for safety but it didn’t
happen because she was a bit scared. There was a lot of noise on the island, there were a
lot of frigate-birds and mynah birds and a few hours prior to the storm everything went
quiet as if the animals sensed what was coming, but we didn’t realize that at the time.
The storm lasted one night and half a day and the island was in a bit of a mess after that.
Interviewer: You’re back in Britain now to promote the book, but are you going back
to the island?
Tony: I came back to Britain with my family but I’m homesick for the island.
Tony: She’s had a taste of the South Seas and she wants to go back there.
Interviewer: If you went back, would you find it easy to survive?
Tony: Well, what I found on our island, which was strange - all the years I was
working, for ten years I was working twelve-hour shifts and I wasn’t progressing, there
wasn’t any money, still a search for money to find to pay our bills. But on our island we
had the coconuts for food, fish, crabs, rice, there were wild chickens, and we found we
could survive on the island with the food that was there. Still, we would take more
supplies with us next time.
Interviewer: Would you take the kids with you next time, and would you go forever?
Tony: This is what we’ve discussed and what we’ve decided is when we get back as a
family to the island, if for any reason the children say, ‘We’ve been here for a few
months, we want to go back home, it’s not for us’, then I would return with them until
they became independent and that’s when I would go back to the island for good.
Interviewer: Well, it’s a wonderful story and if you read it, it tells you a lot about
yourself and your own reactions. Tony Williams, thanks for coming.
Tony: Thank you.

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