Вы услышите диалог. Определите, какие из приведённых утверждений A-G соответствуют содержанию текста (1 — True), какие не соответствуют (2 — False) и о чём в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3 — Not stated).
A) After college Rosalind wants to become a teacher of French.
B) David believes there are enough people in the world to speak English to.
C) David is not impressed with the first argument in favour of learning languages.
D) David is interested in furthering his education.
E) David thinks Rosalind is not very persuasive for a future foreign language teacher.
F) David is going to learn poetry.
G) Rosalind thinks David is too childish to discuss serious matters with.
A) After college Rosalind wants to become a teacher of French. TRUE
B) David believes there are enough people in the world to speak English to. TRUE
C) David is not impressed with the first argument in favour of learning languages. TRUE
D) David is interested in furthering his education. NOT STATED
E) David thinks Rosalind is not very persuasive for a future foreign language teacher. FALSE
F) David is going to learn poetry. NOT STATED
G) Rosalind thinks David is too childish to discuss serious matters with. NOT STATED
Rosalind: David, I told Mrs. Young, my French teacher, I want to teach foreign language after college. She said if I do, I should have some good reasons why it’s important to learn one.
David: Well, most people in the world speak English, so why bother?
Rosalind: No, that’s not true. She said less than 6% speak English as their first language, and probably twice that number as a second or third language.
David: Let s see. That gives me about a billion and a half people to talk to. That should be enough.
Rosalind: I’m serious, David.
David: Well, what reasons have you thought of so far?
Rosalind: For one thing, studying a foreign language helps you understand language in general, and that helps you understand and use your own better.
David: Give me something practical.
Rosalind: OK, it improves your chance of being accepted to college and graduate school, and it opens the possibility of foreign studies.
David: Not bad. What else?
Rosalind: Later on you’re prepared for a wider range of jobs; and it makes foreign travel easier and more interesting.
David: Mrs. Young will be pleased, Rosalind. You’ll be her star pupil!
Rosalind: I still have another reason, David. It’s probably the most important.
David: Maybe I should sit down.
Rosalind: How can I explain this? If you lived in a house and never went out, would you know how the rest of the world lived?
David: No, of course not.
Rosalind: I think it’s the same with language. A different language gives you a different vision of life, a vision you’ll find in foreign films, art, literature, conversations, all that. It opens a world of experience that’s closed to you otherwise.
David: You may be right, Rosalind. I can see you’ve put some thought into this.
Rosalind: I know I’m right, David. Learn a foreign language!
David: Maybe someday, but not right away. Hey, that rhymes! What a gift! I’m a poet and didn’t know it! Think I should join the poetry club?
Rosalind: David! Will you ever be serious?!