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) Peter began his working life in Abu Dhabi.
В) Louise volunteered to visit Abu Dhabi.
С) Peter pays Louise a compliment.
D) Peter advises Louise on what kind of shoes to wear.
E) Peter gives Louise an idea for being less nervous.
F) Louise is not ready to practise her presentation yet.
G) Louise learns a polite way to ask someone to stop talking.
A) Peter began his working life in Abu Dhabi. NOT STATED
В) Louise volunteered to visit Abu Dhabi. FALSE
С) Peter pays Louise a compliment. TRUE
D) Peter advises Louise on what kind of shoes to wear. FALSE
E) Peter gives Louise an idea for being less nervous. TRUE
F) Louise is not ready to practise her presentation yet. TRUE
G) Louise learns a polite way to ask someone to stop talking. FALSE
Louise: Hi Peter, I believe you spent some time working in the office in Abu Dhabi a few years ago.
Peter: That’s right, Louise. I helped to set up that office and recruited most of the staff we have there. The company asked me to do it because I worked there for five years early in my career.
Louise: I wonder if you could help me, then. I’ve agreed to go to Abu Dhabi to meet potential new clients and deliver a presentation for them, but I’m concerned I might do things that are insensitive towards the local culture, as I’ve never been to the Middle East. Can you give me some advice for avoiding offending people?
Peter: First of all, congratulations on being invited to do that! It shows that the company realises you have excellent communication skills. Now let me think about what you should know… I should warn you that you should never let anyone see the bottom of your shoes. It’s extremely rude there, so it’s probably best to keep your feet on the floor at all times, to be safe.
Louise: Good to know! Are there any other gestures that I should be careful about?
Peter: When you’re talking to an individual, don’t put your hand in front of your stomach with the fingers turned in. The message that sends out is “I think you’re a liar”. Also, Louise, I’ve noticed you get nervous ahead of presentations sometimes and bite your nails. That’s not a problem, exactly, but it might look like you’re biting your finger, which is something people do in Abu Dhabi when they don’t like someone.
Louise: Really! So I need to try to get my nerves under control somehow! Maybe if I practise my speech and presentation a few times before I go I won’t get too anxious.
Peter: Good thinking. I could assemble my team for you if you want to practise giving it to an audience. I’m sure it would be useful for them to hear it too!
Louise: Thanks, Peter. I’ll email you when I’ve finished work on it. Thanks for the tips. By the way, is there any positive body language I can use?
Peter: Yes, you can place your hand over your heart to show respect for someone. If you combine that with a bow, it’s a good way of saying ‘thank you’.