Шесть студентов и студенток из разных стран мира – что у них общего? Все они приехали в американский университет по обмену на один семестр. Они будут изучать английский язык, культуру США, будут специализироваться в своей области. Эта серия Ежедневных диалогов посвящена жизни студентов в течение семестра в американском вузе. Диалоги рассчитаны на владеющих английским языком на среднем или более высоком уровне.
Студенты говорят о необходимости защищать другие культуры.
Ajay: On a whim, I signed up for an archeology class next semester. And the professor is well known for protecting cultural monuments.
Peter: What exactly does that mean?
Ajay: It means that she tries to prevent monuments from being vandalized or destroyed.
Peter: I cannot imagine who would want to destroy a part of someone’s culture. Is there a lot of destruction of cultural monuments?
Ajay: Unfortunately, there is. My professor also helps restore damaged monuments. I think she’s pretty famous around the world for this.
Peter: That would be a really cool job. I’d like to try doing that.
Ajay: I’m so glad you said that! My professor has asked for volunteers to help her with a restoration project next semester. And I signed us both up.
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Archeology: the study of past cultures by studying the bones, tools, buildings and other objects of past people. [Археология.]
To protect means to keep someone or something from being harmed, hurt or damaged. [Защищать.]
A cultural monument is a building, statue, etc., built to remind people of a famous person or event in history and that is important to the past or present culture of the people. [Памятник культуры.]
To prevent means to stop something from happening or to stop a person from doing something. [Предотвращать.]
To vandalize something means to intentionally damage or destroy something without a good reason. “Intentionally” means that it is done in a way that is planned. The verb “vandalize” is often used in the passive form. For example: “My car was vandalized last night.” [Вандализировать, злонамеренно разрушать или портить.]
Destruction: the act of destroying something so badly that it cannot be repaired or no longer exists. [Разрушение.]
In the conversation, restore means to repair a building, monument, work of art, etc., so that it looks similar to the way it did before it was damaged. [Реставрировать, восстанавливать.]
A volunteer is someone who offers to do something without being paid to do it or without being asked to do it. [Заниматься волонтерской работой.]
A project is planned work that is designed to improve something, produce something, or other purpose. It usually takes a lot of time. [Проект.]
To sign up means to show that you will do a job, join a team, etc. Sometimes, the person signs his/her name on a list to show that he/she will do or get something. [Записываться для участия в чем-л.]
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