Задание 1. Повторяйте за диктором слова и словосочетания. Запомните их значения:
1. majority большинство
2. to distinguish отмечать
3. to afford позволять себе
4. site площадка, место
5. cub детёныш
Задание 2. Прослушайте текст. Постарайтесь понять его содержание:
Most of London’s big department stores are in Oxford Street and Regent Street. They are always crowded, but at sale times, in January and July, there are so many people that it is difficult to move and it is usually safer to go in the direction of the majority.
These days, it is often difficult to distinguish the goods in the large store from those in another. If you are looking for something “different” it is certainly worth going to New Covent Garden. This used to be England’s biggest fruit and vegetable market, but a few years ago, the market was moved to a new site on the other side of the River Thames. The old market, now called “New Covent Garden”, was restored and converted into a shopping centre. There are now more than forty shops of many different kinds and there are several places to eat and drink. The opening hours are different from most other shops: they open at 10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. As well as shopping, there is entertainment with lunch-time theatre groups and classical, jazz, folk and pop music.
Kensington and Knightsbridge is an exclusive area of London. There you can find the department store that is the symbol of expensive and high-class living – Harroads. People say you can buy anything in Harroads, including wild animals – they even have a zoo, which will sell you lion cubs as well as more common pets such as dogs, cats or parrots.
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Задание 5. Заполните пропуски в предложениях, используя слова и выражения, данные в скобках:
(in Oxford Street and Regent Street, New Covent Garden, a shopping centre, to eat and drink, Kensington and Knightsbridge).
1. The old market, now called “New Covent Garden”, was restored and converted into….
2. … is an exclusive area of London.
3. Most of London’s big department stores are ….
4. If you are looking for something “different” it is certainly worth going to ….
5. There are now more than forty shops of many different kinds, and there are several places ….
6. The opening hours are different from most other shops; they open ….