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подводим итоги курса

Дебет и кредит; пункт Б
Спасибо, что прошли этот курс произношения. Надеюсь, вы узнали что-то новое и научились слышать то, чего не могли уловить на слух раньше.

Вас ждут еще два бонусных урока - про ритм английского в сонетах Шекспира и про фишки американской речи - пригодится, чтобы смотреть голливудские фильмы и сериалы от нетфликс.

А пока давайте сверимся, где мы, что мы, как мы.


1. Сформулируйте, запишите все, что вы узнали, чем научились на этом курсе.

2. Помните, в самом начале вы читали вслух контрольный текст? Прочитайте его еще раз, теперь уже со всеми знаниями, которые вы взяли из курса. Сравните с первой записью.

Присылайте мне в мессенджеры тоже. И напишите, слышите ли вы разницу, и если да, то в чем.
Легкий текст
I'm Tomas and I live in Vienna with my parents and my sisters. I'm the youngest in my family. I turned 13 last month. My sisters are Martina, 16, and Betta, 19. Betta's very serious and she always tells me what to do, I guess because she's the oldest.

I go to a nice school not too far from our home and I really enjoy it. I have a lot of friends there and I enjoy studying. My best subject is Geography, probably because it's the easiest too! My most difficult subject is Math — I'm terrible and I don't like my teacher.

I love playing sports, especially basketball. I'm the tallest player on the school team and I usually play really well. It's the happiest part of my day. My coach says that one day I could play professional basketball!

On the weekend I spend a lot of time with my friends Ralf and Kurt. We do everything together and they are the most important people in my life, apart from my family of course!
Средний уровень (аж целое эссе, кстати, на заметку тем, кому нужно уметь писать)
Today, millions of people want to learn or improve their English but it is difficult to find the best method. Is it better to study in Britain or America or to study in your own country?

The advantages of going to Britain seem obvious. Firstly, you will be able to listen to the language all the time you are in the country. You will be surrounded completely by the language wherever you go. Another advantage is that you have to speak the language if you are with other people. In Italy, it is always possible, in the class, to speak Italian if you want to and the learning is slower.

On the other hand, there are also advantages to staying at home to study. You don't have to make big changes to your life. As well as this, it is also a lot cheaper than going to Britain but it is never possible to achieve the results of living in the UK. If you have a good teacher in Italy, I think you can learn in a more concentrated way than being in Britain without going to a school.


So, in conclusion, I think that if you have enough time and enough money, the best choice is to spend some time in the UK. This is simply not possible for most people, so being here in Italy is the only viable option. The most important thing to do in this situation is to maximise your opportunities: to speak only English in class and to try to use English whenever possible outside the class.
Сложный текст
The couple banished from the hit "reality" series "Temptation Island" because they are parents of a young child have sued the production company and Fox-TV for defamation, claiming that producers knew about the toddler all along.

Ytossie Patterson and Taheed Watson claim in their Los Angeles Superior Court lawsuit that producers edited an episode of the hit show to make it appear that they had concealed their status as parents and then chastised them on the air in an "extremely condescending and humiliating manner."

A spokeswoman for Rocket Science Laboratories, the show's producers, referred calls regarding the lawsuit, which was filed on Wednesday, to Fox, which said it would have a statement "later in the day."