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.
Трое студентов (Аджей, Люсия and Яна) говорят о футболе.
Ajay: I can’t believe you’re calling it soccer now!
Lucía: When in Rome…
Jana: I’m with Ajay. At the start of the semester, you were adamant about calling it football.
Lucía: Yes, well, that was before I made the team!
Jana: I’m really excited to see you play. I haven’t been to a soccer game yet. And you know I’ve never played soccer before in my life.
Ajay: I went to a game last week. It was pretty intense!
Lucía: We take athletics very seriously on my team. By the way, after the game, we’re having a bonfire party. You both will come to that too, right?
Jana: Of course! Ajay: I can’t wait.
Слова и выражения.
When in Rome is a shortened version of the full phrase when in Rome, do as the Romans do. This phrase means that when one is in a different country, one should follow the customs of the country. It also means that when one is in an unfamiliar situation, one should follow the lead of those who are familiar with the situation. [“Говорим, как здесь принято.”]
In this context, the phrase I’m with someone means that the speaker agrees with the person named. For example, I’m with you means that I agree with you. [“Поддерживаю.”]
When someone is adamant, he or she is not willing to change an opinion or decision. [“Так – и никак иначе.”]
Pretty intense means that something is done with great energy, enthusiasm, strength or effort. In the conversation, the soccer game was pretty intense. This means that the game was played with serious effort and energy. [“Было круто.”]
A bonfire is a large outdoor fire. Sometimes bonfires are built for entertainment, such as a party with friends. In fall in the U.S., they are sometimes built to burn leaves. [“Костер.”]
The phrase by the way is used to introduce a statement that mentions another subject. For example: I went to the movies last night and saw the movie you recommended. By the way, I saw your sister there. [“Кстати.”]
When someone can’t wait, it means they are looking forward to something. [“Жду не дождусь.”]
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