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A: Well, what are you saying your problem is?
B: It hurts here. When I step on my foot, it’s really painful.
A: Okay. Let me see. How long have you been feeling like this?
B: Since after dinner on Sunday. We’d been at the skating rink before that.
A: It looks like you’ve twisted your ankle. We’ll x-ray it to be sure the bone is not damaged.
A: Well, what do we need here?
B: A pair of skates for Kate. Hers are too small. Her feet hurt when she’s wearing them.
A: But they’re expensive.
B: Skates are expensive. Look! These ones come with a discount.
A: Anyway, we can’t buy them now. I want Kate to try them on first. Where is she?
B: She’s having pizza upstairs. Call her, and tell her to come down as soon as she’s finished.
A: Look, Mia. You’ve left your skates in the hall again. Why don’t you put them in the storeroom?
B: I will. Later. Just let me lie down for a few minutes.
A: What’ up? Are you feeling unwell?
B: My head’s spinning and my whole body hurts. Everything.
A: Okay. It looks like you’ve got a fever. Don’t stand up. I’ll make you a hot lemon drink.
A: Feeling cold?
B: No, I’m fine. My woolen sweater keeps me warm in any weather.
A: But I feel cold, and my feet hurt. I’ve fallen over three times already.
B: Oh, I see. You need a break. There’s a cafe over there. You can have some tea and you’ll get warm.
A: I don’t want any tea. I don’t want a break. I just want to take off these skates and go home.
A – 3: At the doctor’s
D – 5: In a shop
C – 2: At home
D – 1: At a skating rink
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Speaker A: I started playing the piano when I was five years old, and still really enjoy it now. When I lived at home with my parents, we had a lovely dark brown piano in the house. And I had piano lessons every week. However, when I went to university, I had to move to the capital. I missed my family, my home, and my piano. That piano had become part of me. And when I moved into a flat of my own, I took the piano from my parents’ house. And now, it’s in my living room.
Speaker B: Well, when I was younger I listened mostly to Rap and Rock because my parents were quite fond of them. At fourteen, I began to listen to Pop music. I still listen to Rock bands occasionally, but not as much. My Pop phase lasted for a year. I’m now twenty and I’m proud to say that I don’t know who’s at the top of the Pop Charts. Blues, Rock and Roll, and Jazz are my favorites today. So, it’s been a long journey for me from popular culture to real music.
Speaker C: It’s hard to name one thing that’s great about it. The music, of course, is an important aspect of the show. But so is the story. To me, personally, it’s more than just a romance story. It has aspects of horror, mystery, sometimes even comedy. So the plot, the music, and the emotion make it a great show that I can watch over and over and…you get the picture. I love “The Phantom of the Opera.” I’ve seen it lots of times, and I’m ready for more.
Speaker D: Well, when I was five or six, I was desperate to play the piano. I begged my parents to buy me one. When I finally got it, I started taking music classes. But honestly, two lessons were enough for me. I had never imagined they could be such torture. Boring and endless. But, dad made me practice music every day. He only gave up a year later. To be honest, I still see these classes in my worst nightmares.
Speaker E: Well, you could already have a good storyline and good actors, but the music draws the viewers into action on the screen more. Sometimes, music can even do all the talking. For example, when there’s a neutral scene, or a scene involving nature, the music you hear with it will set the mood and add colour. The soundtracks will create mood and arouse emotion. Often, they become more popular than the movies they were created for.
A – 6: a musical instrument.
B – 3: changes in music preferences.
C – 2: a film he/she enjoys.
D – 5: a negative childhood experience.
E – 4: the role of music in films.
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Jane: It really is a pity, Mr. Grey, that our course was so short.
Mr. Grey: Are you saying you’re leaving?
Jane: Yes. Tomorrow. My month and a half long course felt like a week.
Mr. Grey: Time flies. Mrs. Grey and I will really miss you. It was nice to have you around.
Jane: Thank you. I was really lucky to stay with a hospitable host family like yours.
Mr. Grey: And I hope you enjoyed your course too.
Jane: Oh, yes, very much.
Mr. Grey: Yeah, six weeks is not a very long time. But you benefitted from your course a lot. Your English has become much better.
Jane: It’s nice of you to say that. Thanks. I feel much more confident with my English now. Mrs. Grey and you were also a great help. Our conversations were not only interesting, but very useful too.
Mr. Grey: We enjoyed our talks too. You are a good listener, and you told us lots of interesting things about your country.
Jane: Did I?
Mr. Grey: Oh, yes. I’ve always been curious about Russia. Curiosity is my profession. I’m a journalist, after all.
Jane: Yes, Mrs. Grey has shown me some of your articles and newspaper reports. I especially liked the ones about contemporary musical trends.
Mr. Grey: Yes, I remember that collection of articles. I wrote about the music in different countries. I’m ashamed to say that I knew almost nothing about Russian contemporary music and literature. I certainly knew that you have great writers like Pushkin and Dostoevsky. Once, I even wanted to learn Russian, to read them in the original.
Jane: Did you really learn Russian?
Mr. Grey: No. I gave it up very quickly. Russian seemed almost as difficult as Arabic. I tried to learn Arabic at university, without any success either. The only language I can speak, apart from my native one, is French.
Jane: French is a beautiful language.
Mr. Grey: Yes, but it’s not very difficult, and lots of people speak it. So, nobody’s impressed I can do it too.
Jane: For me, English is still difficult. I have no problem in understanding it, no matter whether I read a text or listen to people talking. I can even write quite well. But I often feel embarrassed when I have to speak English. I can’t find the appropriate words and make lots of mistakes. It’s because in conversations I have no time to think over what I’m going to say.
Mr. Grey: You’re too hard on yourself. We’ve been having the conversation for a good while and I haven’t noticed any mistakes yet.
Jane: It’s because I feel at ease now. When I practice my speaking at home, I make very few mistakes. But when I speak in public, I get lost and sometimes forget what I was going to say.
Mr. Grey: Then it will probably be useful to come to this school next year, to ensure your success.
Jane: I would like to, but I don’t think I’ll be able to.
Mr. Grey: Why not?
Jane: Courses abroad are rather expensive, and apart from that, I’ve promised my grandmother to spend the holidays with her. She lives alone in a little town, and she misses me badly.
Mr. Grey: Yes, I understand. Family commitments are very important. Your grandmother needs your care and attention.
Jane: Yes, it’s true.
Mr. Grey: Have you bought any souvenirs for your family?
Jane: Yes, I have already packed them. I also want to buy some flowers for Mrs. Grey, to show that I appreciate her kindness and care.
Mr. Grey: Well?
Jane: But, I don’t know what flowers she likes.
Mr. Grey: Any kind. You can’t go wrong. And, we also want to give you a little gift. This book will help you understand our country better. It’s about our history and traditions.
Jane: Oh, thank you Mr. Grey. I really appreciate this present.
3. How long was Jane’s English course?
3) Longer than one month.
4. What’s Mr. Grey’s profession?
3) A journalist.
5. What foreign language does Mr. Grey speak?
6. What aspect of English does Jane find the most difficult?
7. Where is Jane going to spend next summer?
3) At her granny’s.
8. What does Jane want to buy before her departure?