# Методические указания по английскому языку для студентов 3-5 курсов исторического факультета. Часть 2. Коныгина Г.И. - 22 стр.

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B:
Well, mostly the leaflets.
A:
And where did you see them?
B:
Well, in two places. Firstly, here, at the club, and secondly at the University. There
are lots of them around there.
A:
Right, OK. That’s it. Thanks a lot.
B:
Oh, that’s alright. I enjoyed this - gave me something to do while queuing.
Part 3
You’ll hear five different men talk about why they are learning a new language. For
questions 19-23, choose from the list A-F which reason each person mentions. Use the
letters only once. There is one extra letter which you do not need to use.
Speaker 1
Well, you see I came here last year to teach English, and it was the first time I’d ever
gone to work in a country whose language I didn’t know. After a while I realised that in
order to get along I would need to know the language because although some people
speak English, this doesn’t get you very far. Even at work not everybody understands
instructions that I give in English - when I want photocopying done and so on - and it
just helps contact with people generally.
Speaker 2
Well, at school I did Latin and Greek, and later you had the option of doing a modern
language. I did French, which really set the scene. Then at university I read Modern
Languages and now I have a degree in French and German. And for my birthday my
wife gave me a book called
Italian is easy if you know Latin
and I thought to myself,
‘Hmm, let’s see how fast I can learn Italian.’ In fact, it took me only a few weeks till I
was able not only to read but also to speak and listen to the radio, and even write fairly
well.
Speaker 3
Well, my wife is a lecturer in the German Department and at home she is always going
on about how the greatest writers of the twentieth century are German, so I read the
translations. But then she started saying how these translations do not really capture the
spirit of the original and how I should really learn German in order to be able to
appreciate these novels. And, frankly, she does have a point there and so in the end I
decided that I would learn German.
Speaker 4
I don’t really like learning foreign languages. I find them incredibly difficult. But I
suppose one has to learn them, simply because everywhere you look now you find
advertisements looking for secretaries with at least one foreign language. And obviously
you stand a better chance anywhere if you have an additional language. So I decided to
take up French again. I did it at school, but was never really any good at it. But I
thought maybe this time it would be easier - which unfortunately it isn’t.
Speaker 5
Well, my girlfriend is living in South America and she of course is a Spanish speaker. I
am going out there to visit her, so I thought that I should really have a few words of the
language to be able to get along. I mean, I suppose I could get by with English, but I
would like to be on the safe side, and, although I’ll be back within a couple of weeks, it
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B: Well, mostly the leaflets.
A: And where did you see them?
B: Well, in two places. Firstly, here, at the club, and secondly at the University. There
are lots of them around there.
A: Right, OK. That’s it. Thanks a lot.
B: Oh, that’s alright. I enjoyed this - gave me something to do while queuing.
Part 3
You’ll hear five different men talk about why they are learning a new language. For
questions 19-23, choose from the list A-F which reason each person mentions. Use the
letters only once. There is one extra letter which you do not need to use.
Speaker 1
Well, you see I came here last year to teach English, and it was the first time I’d ever
gone to work in a country whose language I didn’t know. After a while I realised that in
order to get along I would need to know the language because although some people
speak English, this doesn’t get you very far. Even at work not everybody understands
instructions that I give in English - when I want photocopying done and so on - and it
just helps contact with people generally.
Speaker 2
Well, at school I did Latin and Greek, and later you had the option of doing a modern
language. I did French, which really set the scene. Then at university I read Modern
Languages and now I have a degree in French and German. And for my birthday my
wife gave me a book called Italian is easy if you know Latin and I thought to myself,
‘Hmm, let’s see how fast I can learn Italian.’ In fact, it took me only a few weeks till I
was able not only to read but also to speak and listen to the radio, and even write fairly
well.
Speaker 3
Well, my wife is a lecturer in the German Department and at home she is always going
on about how the greatest writers of the twentieth century are German, so I read the
translations. But then she started saying how these translations do not really capture the
spirit of the original and how I should really learn German in order to be able to
appreciate these novels. And, frankly, she does have a point there and so in the end I
decided that I would learn German.
Speaker 4
I don’t really like learning foreign languages. I find them incredibly difficult. But I
suppose one has to learn them, simply because everywhere you look now you find
advertisements looking for secretaries with at least one foreign language. And obviously
you stand a better chance anywhere if you have an additional language. So I decided to
take up French again. I did it at school, but was never really any good at it. But I
thought maybe this time it would be easier - which unfortunately it isn’t.
Speaker 5
Well, my girlfriend is living in South America and she of course is a Spanish speaker. I
am going out there to visit her, so I thought that I should really have a few words of the
language to be able to get along. I mean, I suppose I could get by with English, but I
would like to be on the safe side, and, although I’ll be back within a couple of weeks, it