Развлекательное занятие. Литературные жанры.
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Concentrate on listening to the audio "On reading".

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Difficult words in this text:


fiction - художественная литература

non-fiction - документальная литература

to have an affair - крутить роман

to commute - ездить на работу в город (о жителе пригорода)

You are the man! - Ну ты мужик! (разг.)

imagination - воображение

to rot - разлагать

genre - жанр




Kerri on Reading


Todd: Keri, let's talk about reading.

Kerri: OK.

Todd: First of all, do you like to read?

Kerri: Yes, I do!

Todd: What do you read usually?

Kerri: I kind of alternate between fiction and non-fiction.

Todd: OK. What are you reading now?

Kerri: I'm reading two books now. The Ethics of Startrek, which my uncle gave me, which is non-fiction, and I just started it today: A Spy in the House of Love.

Todd: Oh, OK. It looks like a pretty good book. What is it about?

Kerri: Right now I've just started, so it's about a women who has been having an affair, basically.

Todd: OK. When do you read? When do you find time to read?

Kerri: I read on the trains while I'm commuting to work. I read at night, on the weekends.

Todd: OK. What is your favourite author?

Kerri: I don't have a favourite author.

Todd: Yeah. it's kind of hard to pick.

Kerri: Yeah.

Todd: OK. Do you go to the library often?

Kerri: No, I don't.


Mark on Reading


Todd: Hey, Mark I saw that you're reading a book out there.

Mark: Yeah, that's right.

Todd: So, do you read a lot?

Mark: Yeah, I read a lot. In fact I don't have a television.

Todd: Ah, you're the man.

Mark: Seriously, I only read.

Todd: Wow, how many books do you get through a week?

Mark: A week! Ah, at least one a week, because I work all the time.

Todd: Oh, that's pretty good.

Mark: Yeah, but I enjoy reading because television doesn't give you imagination, yeah I prefer reading.

Todd: Yeah, I hear you. It rots your mind, I think. Ah, also, what kind of books you like to read? What kind of genres?

Mark: Well, let's see, I've got a lot of nonfiction, a lot of comedy.

Todd: Cool, so actually, when you read, like where do you normally read?

Mark: Where do I normally read? On the trains, actually. I'm always reading on the trains. I read because I'm always travelling to work. A lot of pleasure. And it's funny because I meet people on the trains when I'm reading, they look over at my book.

Todd: That's cool. I love to read on the trains.


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