Frederic Meets Janet

Обучение воспрития устной речи на слух: Frederic Meets Janet

I. Pre-Listening task.


Notice the pronunciation of the proper and geographical names you’ll hear in the recording.

Venice [ˈvenis]

Frederic [ˈfredərik]

Tokyo [ˈtəʊkɪəʊ]

Onassis [əʊ'næsis]

California [ˌkælɪˈfɔːnɪə]

Janet [ˈʤænət]

II. Listening and comprehension tasks.

2.1. Listen to the recording and identify the speech variety:

a) an interview;
b) a phone call;
c) a conversation;
d) an extract from a play.

2.2. Choose the correct continuation of each sentence: 

1. Janet and Frederic

a) are friends;

b) are colleagues;

c) have never met before.

2. Frederic Onassis

a) is a member of the famous Onassis family;

b) is telling lies about his being a relation of the Onassis family;

c) is a pilot of a Boeing 747 belonging to the Onassis family.

3. Janet and Frederic a) are at a party; b) are at a restaurant;

c) are talking on the phone.

2.3. Listen to the recording again and complete the mini-dialogue below choosing the correct answers from those given on the right. 

Fred: What’s your name?

(1) a.Janet Parker., b. Janet Piker.


Fred: Tell me, what do you do?

(2) a- a shopgirl.

Janet: (2)...

b. I have a shop.

Fred: Really?

Janet: What do you do, Fred?
(3) a I’m a photographer. b. I’m a film-star.

Fred: (3)...

Janet: Arc you based in London?
(4) a. Oh. yes. in London. b. Oh. no. I live in Park

Fred: (4)...

2.4. Frederic says that he is travelling a lot. Complete the parts of the sentences on the left with the places Frederic says he has been to or is going to visit:

A. I’ve just got back from a) Tokyo

B. Before that. I was in b) Paris

C. In a few days I’ll be in c) Washington

D. And then probably I'll take you to d) Venice

E. We'll go to e) California

2.5. Listen to the conversation again. Pick out the adjectives that are used with the nouns in the chart below.

I Face:

1. ...

2. ... people

3. ...

II. ... beauty

1. ...

2. ... eyes

3. ...


1. ...

2.6. Try to remember the English equivalents for the following Russian word combinations words and words from the recording?

1. Вернуться откуда-либо. 2. Ужасно интересно! 3. Удивить кого-либо. 4. Фотографировать (2). 5. Я похож на нее


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