Posted by: a2cristina | November 29, 2018

Listening page 17 English File Advanced

LISTENING PAGE 17

 

  1. Anyone who has a(n) _____________________ accent is a challenge for non-native speakers.
  2. After watching No country for old men, Joanna still has no idea what Tommy Lee Jones says in the _____________________ of the film.
  3. When Joanna was at Warsaw University, she did a comparative Polish – English _____________________course.
    4. After making great efforts, she sounded like the _____________________.
  4. When Joanna arrived in Britain people used to say she sounded _____________________.
  5. Joanna finds easier to understand _____________________ whose accent is closer to the standard pronunciation.
  6. She says that after listening to strong accents for quite a long time, you get used to the _____________________ and you start to understand people better.
  7. People who come from Nordic countries have got a(n) ________________________ and _____________________ way to speak English.
  8. Joanna _____________________ having her English corrected.
  9. If the people who correct her are nice and friendly, Joanna _____________________ listens to them. When they are not, she thinks they are just _____________________.
  10. What Joanna finds challenging about English is all the _____________________ she is always learning.
  11. Joanna thinks that speaking either English or Polish changes _____________________ in a way.
  12. Joanna tends to be more _____________________ when she writes an email in Polish than when she does in English.
  13. The most traumatic experience Joanna lived took place when she went to a small village in Scotland and realized she could only understand _____________________ of what people were saying.
  14. The word bairn refers to a(n) _____________________ in Scotland.

 

KEY

 

  1. BROAD REGIONAL
  2. CLOSING SCENES
  3. PHONETICS
  4. OXFORD ENGLISH DICTIONARY / OED
  5. POSH
  6. ANYONE / ANY SPEAKER
  7. MELODY
  8. CLEAR – (BEAUTIFULLY) ARTICULATED
  9. APPRECIATES
  10. WILLINGLY – MEAN
  11. WORDS / VOCABULARY
  12. HER BEHAVIOUR / THE WAY SHE COMMUNICATES
  13. DIRECT
  14. 30%
  15. CHILD
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