Тексты для аудирования
Speaker A: I really think the Game of Thrones is the best show ever. It has everything in it – heartbreaking love stories, massive battles, true friendship, intrigues, and whatnot. Those who like to watch romances will be charmed by some of the episodes. And those who prefer war scenes will get enough of them as well. Maybe that’s the secret of the popularity of the show. As far as I know, it’s watched in most countries of the world with great pleasure.
Speaker B: If you ask my opinion of Game of Thrones, I guess the book is so much better than the show. The problem is the author is too slow to write sequels and the show makers have to change the screen story because they don’t know what will happen to the main characters in the next book. If you haven’t read the book, the show is okay. But for those who have read it, the screen play by HBO playwrights isn’t the same. It’s a pity that show can’t copy the book.
Speaker C: I love Game of Thrones. I can’t wait for a new episode to come out, and I have watched the series five times already. I think I love it so much because it’s unpredictable. I mean, the playwrights do what is not normally done in such shows. For instance, lots of characters, who were supposed to be the main ones, get killed or injured. You never know what will happen next, and that’s so intriguing you simply can’t switch your TV off.
Speaker D: I have watched all the episodes of Game of Thrones, and I’m looking forward to new ones. The reason I enjoy the show is basically the female characters. The male ones are also quite interesting, and I kind of follow their fate and make guesses of what will come of them. But the female characters are really absorbing — such beauty and strong will and power. Even Cersei, the evil queen, impresses and fascinates me, let alone the dragon queen.
Speaker E: I love Game of Thrones, as I am interested in history, very much — especially in British history. Some people think the world of Westeros is an imaginary one, but historians say the story is based on some real events of ancient history of Great Britain and of some other places too. I like to watch the show and recognize traces of real history in its fantasy world. Besides, the costumes are fantastic — they must have cost the team a fortune, really.
Speaker F: I know many people criticize the show Game of Thrones because they think the book is so much better. As for me, I don’t think it’s bad that the show doesn’t follow the plot of the book. It’s like having a second reality for the universe originally created by the author. It’s a chance to experiment with the characters, possibilities and ideas. I enjoy that about the show. I mean spotting the differences and thinking what other changes can be.
A — 3: The show can suit everyone’s taste.
B — 6: For certain reasons the book turned out to be much better than the show.
C — 1: You can’t guess what comes next in the show.
D — 7: The show is exciting because of the female roles.
E — 4: They say the show is based on real historic episodes.
F — 2: It’s not bad that the show differs from the book.