Аудирование 11 класс (Могилёв) — English for School
Listening Comprehension Test Form 11
When the 12.25 train from Cambridge arrived in London and all the people got put, fifty of them hadn’t got any shoes on their feet. With red faces they hurried along the platform to where a hundred shoes, men’s, women’s and children’s were already waiting. How did they lose them? One of the people, a tall man with his shoes in his hand, explained.
“We were travelling on the train from Cambridge to London when three young men in white coats went into our compartment with important papers from the government. They gave us the paper to look at. Then they explained that a disease was killing all the chickens near Cambridge and the government wanted to stop it. They asked for our shoes and of course we all gave them at once. One of the young men took them along the train to wash them,” said the tall man looking at his shoes, “and for he rest of the journey we sat with our feet on newspapers because the floor was dirty. We arrived in London before he brought them back.”
But there was something he and all the people on the train didn’t know. The young people weren’t from the government. They were only students from the Cambridge University. And here was no disease. It was all a joke. When the train left Cambridge the students walked along the train asking for shoes. When they had about two hundred, they started to give them back. But the train arrived in London and they had a hundred shoes left. So they put them on the platform for the people to find.
This happened during the students’ “rag week”. At English Universities the students study all the year, but one week during the year they keep for jokes. Often people give them money for their jokes and they put all the money together and give it to charity. There was no money for this joke. But of course everyone laughed when they heard what had happened to their shoes.
I. Choose the continuation of the sentences (3 points)
1. The young men in white coats said that
a) the government wanted to stop a disease that was killing the chicken
b) the government wanted to prevent passengers from catching the disease
c) it was dangerous for the passengers to travel on that train
2. The passengers didn’t know that
a) the disease was not dangerous
b) the whole thing was a joke
c) where the three men would be waiting for them in London
3. By the end of the journey
a) none of the passengers had got their shoes back
b) fifty passengers hadn’t got their shoes back
c) a hundred passengers hadn’t got their shoes back
II. Fill in the missing parts of the sentences.
1. The train was travelling from _________ to ______________ .
2. The passengers sat with their feet on _________ because the floor was dirty.
3. The students got ________________ for this joke.
4. Everybody ______________ when they heard what had happened to their shoes.
III. Answer the questions (9 points)
1. How did the passengers lose their shoes?
2. Why did the people believe the young man?
3. How did the students spend the money they had got during the “rag week”?
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ЕГЭ по английскому языку (аудирование №11: детальное понимание текста)
Who invented it first?
I’m not really what you would call a patriot, but of course, I love my country. I was born as a result of pure chance on an island off the northern coast of Europe called the United Kingdom — in the southern part of it called England. So I can’t see the reason for being proud of my country. I had nothing to do with its history or achievements. I just happened to be born there. If I was born in France or America or Russia, maybe I would feel differently. I don’t know. But as with most English people I’m not really into waving flags or boasting about achievements in one field or another. We’re happy enough to celebrate Ireland’s St Patrick’s Day on the 17th of March or even the 4th of July for the Americans but we’re not too fussed about our own national day — St George’s — on the 23rd of April.
Nevertheless, I do find it as a minimum interesting how many inventions were discovered in the UK. Over the past 50 years, according to Japanese research, more than 40 per cent of discoveries taken up on a worldwide basis originated in the United Kingdom. Many of these
British inventions have had an enormous impact on the world. For example, imagine how different life would be today if Michael Faraday hadn’t built the first simple electrical generator or if James Watt hadn’t developed the steam engine?
I also find it interesting and even more amusing to see the international arguments over who invented what, especially between the UK and the USA. For example, the Americans claim the first powered flight as their invention for the Wright brothers in 1903. But the British claim that the invention belonged to a British man, Percy Pilcher, who designed and built a powered aeroplane in 1899. Unfortunately, Pilcher died before being able to fly it, but he was still (the Brits say) the inventor.
The Americans, similarly, claim that Thomas Edison invented the light bulb. But Sir Joseph Swan of Newcastle announced that he had made a working light bulb on the 18th of December, 1878 and on the 18th of January, 1879 he gave a public demonstration in Sunderland — 10 months before Edison. The Americans say it was just a working model and not a commercial reality, but then they would say that, wouldn’t they?
The first telephone message was made at 5 Exeter Place, Boston, Massachusetts on the 10th of March, 1876. Alexander Graham Bell called to his assistant, ‘Come here, Watson, I want you.’ The rest is history. But Alexander Graham Bell was born in 1847 in Edinburgh, Scotland. He moved to Canada for health reasons when he was 23, and only then migrated to the USA. He was British, so Brits can rightly claim the telephone as a British invention.
In 1896 Guglielmo Marconi won even greater fame for sending a wireless telegraph over 94 miles. But David Edward Hughes, born in London of Welsh parents, is recorded as the first person in the world to transmit and receive radio waves in 1879. Yet another British first!
So forget the Wright Brothers, Marconi and Thomas Edison. All they had was good PR. In their own quiet, modest way the Brits were always first there. As if it had anything to do with me or as if I really care!
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Ответы к экзамену по английскому языку в 11 классе (Беларусь 2018) (чтение и аудирование)
II. Listen to the story about a girl and answer the questions below.
1. Why was Whitney worried about going to college?
— Whitney was a bit shy and she was nervous because she was going to share a room with a complete stranger and live far from her parents. And she has no idea how she was going to make friends.
2. How did she find a friend?
— In her first English class she was asked to tell something about herself. And she said that her goal for that class was to make just one good friend. And one of the students came to Whitney and introdused himself and asked if she would be his friend.
3. What lesson did Whitney learn?
— Whitney learned the power of asking of what she wanted, being honest and taking action.
II. Listen to the career counsellor speaking about choosing a career and answer the questions below.
1. Why is choosing the right job very important?
— Choosing the profession influences all our life. It is like choosing a wife or a husband, or choosing friends to rely on.
2. Which jobs are popular among young people at present?
— Young people usually try to get jobs that are paid well. These are jobs connected with buisiness, information technology, politics and so on.
3. What advice does the speaker give?
— While choosing a job you should take into concideration such things as talent and personal interest. You should have the ability to the profession you have chosen and your job should bring you joy and satisfaction.
II. Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.
1. What is wrong with the accommodation?
— The hotel is OK but not perfect. The heating doesn’t always work and the breakfast in very early in the morning.
2. Why did the boy oversleep?
— There was another boy in that room and he snored realy badly and he couldn’t sleep at all.
3. What agreement did he reach with the person on Reception?
— The receptionist said that she would send an engineer if there were any that day to fix the problem.
II. Listen to Alice speaking about her first job and answer the questions below.
1. What job did Alice do?
— Alice worked as a shop-assistant in her uncle’s shop.
2. What difficulties did she have?
— The most difficult things were dealing with customers and working with money.
3. What kind of knowledge and skills did she get at her first job?
— She became more tolerant and open, more serious and responsible. And she also managed to become more relaxed and easy-going.
II. Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.
1. Where does the conversation take place?
— The conversation takes place at the health club (or «Be Health» club)
2. What is the man interested in?
— The man is interested where the jym is, if there is a yoga class and if there is a car park there.
3. How much do you need to pay monthly?
— You need to pay 50 pounds a month.
II. Listen to three teenagers talking about homework and answer the questions below.
1. Why does the first speaker dislike doing homework?
— The first speaker dislike doing homework because it affects his family. They can go out with a family because he has to do his homework and it puts them in a bad mood.
2. What does the second speaker have regrets about?
— The second speaker have regrets about copying her homework at school and now she has problems with doing homework at college.
3. What are the benefits of doing homework according to the third speaker?
— It develops our sense of logic. It makes you more intelligent and enhances your personality. It makes us more disciplined and ready for future working obligations.
II. Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.
1. Where was Tina going to?
— Tina was going to Hong Kong from London.
2. What happened at the airport?
— She came late to the aiport thinking that she had missed the flight. But the flight was delayed and Tina had to wait for nine hours.
3. Why was Tina scared during the flight?
— There was a huge storm, the plain started bouncing around all over the place and the oxigen masks dropped down.
II. Listen to the member of the Greenpeace organisation telling a story about whales and answer the questions below.
1. How did Uncle Roger explain to the boy why the whales were on the beach?
— somtimes whales go crazy and throw themselves on the beach. Dirty water makes them that crazy. Plants and factories throw rubbish into the water.
2. How did the people help them?
— Some people brought ropes and they pulled the whale into the water.
3. How did this event affect the story-teller s life?
— He decided to study the ocean and protect animals. He became a member of GreenPeace and his priority is to protect whales.
II. Listen to the conversation and answer the questions below.
1. Where does the action take place?
— The action took place in the author’s grandmother’s big old house near London.
2. What happened to the furniture in the grandmother’s room?
— All the furniture in his grandmother’s bedroom was on the left side of the room and the carpet was on the other side.
3. Why were Martin and his friend scared?
— They were crared because the furniture was really heavy and they heard just a tiny noise. And grannny said it had happened before and she did’t mind.
II. Listen to the girl speaking about her eating habits and answer the questions below.
1. What problem does the girl have?
— The girl can’t stop eating chocolate.
2. What makes the girl think that her habit is harmful?
— Chocolate contains a lot of sugar and fat so the girl has a lot of spots on her face and she is a little overweight.
3. Why can’t she stop eating chocolate?
— First the chocolates are sold everywhere. Then if she doesn’t eat them she had very bad headackes and if she eats she feels better and happier.
II. Listen to the interview with Mr Ron Cansler taken by the Youth Magazine and answer the questions below.
1. How old is Mr Cansler?
— Mr Cansler is 99
2. What kind of life did he have when he was young?
— He was one of 10 children. They were happy if they had enough to eat and they worked hard on a farm.
3. What does he recommend listeners to do?
— He recommends to be as active as possible and have a positive attitude.
II. Listen to the conversation between Nancy and her mum and answer the questions below.
1. What do Nancy’s parents worry about?
— Nancy’s parent are worried because Nancy hasn’t cleaned her room for 3 day already.
2. Why does Nancy refuse to do household chores?
— Nancy said that she didn’t have to clean up her room at college. And the parents shouldn’t worry because its her room.
3. What arguments does Mum use to make Nancy clean the room?
— Her father said that the plague will start in her room. And her mother insisted on an idea of making beds in the morning and asked Nancy to do it to please them.
II. Listen to the advice how to make a good friend and answer the questions below.
1. How do people feel if they have no friend?
— People who don’t have friends feel lonely and unhapy.
2. What qualities does a good friend have?
— Compassion, attention, honesty and carying are the main qualities of a good friend.
3. Why is it good to be a real friend?
It will make your life different: full, meaningful and interesting. You feel the joy you can’t experience being alone.
II. Listen to Huan, a Chinese man, speaking about moving out and answer the questions below.
1. Why do young people prefer to live with their parents in Hong Kong?
— First it is expensive to rent a flat in Hong Kong. Secondly the Chineese traditional value of family supposes you to take care of your parents.
2. How did Huan’s parents react to his decision?
— They supported his idea but they thought that he would understand how good it is to live with them.
3. What are the advantages of living on your own?
— First he saves his travelling time to work and his travelling cost. Then has his personal space and freedom. He can make his own decisions and he can also invite friends to stay late.
II. Listen to the tour guide and answer the questions below.
1. What sort of tour is it?
— It is a fantastic tour of London by an open-top bus.
2. What will the tourists see on the tour?
— The torists will see all the famous sites: Madam Tussaud’s Museum, Oxford Street, Westminster Abbey, The Houses of Parliament, The London Eye, Tower Bridge and the Tower of London and Buckingham Palace.
3. Why does the tourist ask to return the money?
The tourist asked to return the money because it was going to rain heavily and the guide didn’t have any extra umbrellas.
Билет 11 Аудирование (Скрипт 32, страница 98-99)
How many runners are going to take part in the race? At
the moment they have 150 applicants and it’s fully expected there
will be 200.
Where would they like to organize the starting line? They
organize the starting line at the Town Hall.
Why do they need to have first aid points? They
should have another first aid point somewhere on the route in case
the runners have problems.
Текст (№ 34 family history, страница 40)
the article and say in 2-3 sentences what it is about. This
text is about the importance of researching our family’s past. We
can learn a lot of interesting things about our family. In the future
our children and their children may be very grateful to us.
Jean Sandwell made a shocking discovery. Read aloud the extract which
says about it. (3
абзац) Some of the things that people discover about their
families can be very surprising. When Jean Sandwell researched her
family history she had a very big shock. She found out that she had
been adopted as a baby. After she had accepted this situation, Jean
tried to find her real parents. «I discovered that my mother
emigrated to Australia in 1966,» says Jean. «In 1982 I went
to Australia to meet her. It was a very emotional experience for both
Why do people start tracing their family histories? They
want to know more about their ancestors.
What recommendations does the author give to discover your roots?
should interview all our members, make a basic family tree of our
close family & step by step make it bigger. We should check
everything what our relatives say.
Билет 10 Аудирование (Скрипт 31, страница 98)
According to the first speaker what is his favourite pastime? There
is nothing better than riding on horseback on a hot sunny day with a
little breeze in the country where the first speaker lives.
Why is the first speaker keen on crafts? All
things he makes relax him, not to mention that he gets a bit of
satisfaction from having made something useful.
What problem does the first speaker have because of his favourite
only problem is that he has put on a lot of weight, because he can’t
help eating crisps and other snacks while watching.
Текст (№ 32 do very clever children need help?, страница 38)
Read the article and say in 2-3 sentences what it is about. This
text is about especially gifted children. They feel different to
other children of their age. They have to study with people who are
older than them. But they must be allowed to stay children.
Ruth Lawrence was a gifted child. Read aloud the extract which says
about her. (2
абзац) Ruth Lawrence, from the UK, became famous at the age of
12, when she began her studies at Oxford University. She was the
youngest student ever to attend a university in the UK. Before going
to university, Ruth was taught at home by her father. While she was a
student, her father was always by her side. He attended all her
lectures with her. Ruth did very well at Oxford. She got a first
class degree in mathematics. Now Ruth is a mathematics professor.
What kind of problems can wonderkids have? They
can become lonely, lazy & behave badly because they are bored.
What should parents and teachers do for their gifted children?
have to help their children develop but they can’t push their child
too hard. Parents & teachers should motivate them & allow
them to be children.
Ответы к экзамену по английскому языку в 11 классе. (РБ. 2018) (Чтение и аудирование)
It is about beauty of our motherland Belarus, its nature and traditions. The author is proud of being Belarusian and loves our country.
He is proud of its wonderful nature, rich heroic history, national holidays and traditions and its people.
If he were a talented painter, he would draw pictures with its beautiful landscapes, if he could compose verses, he would write lyric poems.
Listening.Whithny was going to college. She was a bit shy and reserved. She had to share a room with a complete stranger, she didn’t have friends there. So she was nervous.
When she was asked about her goal at college, she was honest and answered, she wanted to have at least one true friend. One boy came to her, introduced himself and offered to become friends. Their friendship lasted for many years and brought them together in marriage.
She learned to be honest, openhearted and take actions.
This article is about fruitful and dynamic cooperation between Belarus and such international organizations as UNESCO. And about attractions of Belarus which have been included into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The Belovezhskaya Pushcha National Park, The Mir Castle Complex, The Nesvizh Palace and The Struve Arc are included on the list for protection.
Belarusian government wants to propose to add Independence Avenue in Minsk for inclusion into the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Listening.Choosing the right job is very important as it influences all our life like choosing a wife or a husband, a friend you can rely on.
In our materialistic world young people choose well-paid jobs connected with business, modern technologies and politics and so on.
The speaker advises us to take into consideration our talents, interests and abilities.
This text is about the children’s opinions about ideal school and what they want to change in their school. Different pupils have different ideas.
They want their school to be creative, valuable for their sociable and educational experience. Teachers should help them develop their individuality.
Everybody has the right to be free, to choose what to be or not to be. So the children want more freedom.
Listening.The heating doesn’t work properly and the breakfast is very early in the morning.
There was another boy in this room, he was snoring on the night and Peter couldn’t sleep.
The man on reception promised to send an engineer to fix the heating.
It’s about a 13yearold girl, who decided to keep a diary. She didn’t have a true friend, who can share her thoughts with. She wants her diary to be a patient friend.
There are a lot of people around her, but she has only few close ones. They love parents, aunts and her 16yeraold sister.
Anna started writing in a diary, because she felt alone, she didn’t have a true close friend, who she could trust her thought, dreams and ideas.
Listening.Alice worked in her uncle’s shop as a shop assistant in Australia.
It was difficult to deal with customers, but the most difficult thing was money, as she made a lot of mistakes, but her uncle helped her to get out of trouble.
She learned to understand people’s behaviors better; she has become more tolerant, serious and responsible.
This article is about cyber bulling and the ways, who to avoid it. The author tells us bout SID which is organized every year in 74 countries.
We should follow the tips given in the article, treat people online as you do in the real life, don’t ever post personal information.
SID is a good way to stop abuse the Internet, because it helps people to use the Internet.
Listening.The conversation takes place at Abbey Health Club.
The man is interested in where the gum is, if they have a yoga class, if there is a car park.
50 a month need to pay.
It tells us about friendly loving family, they were going to celebrate Christmas, but the author brother Clifton didn’t get go for Christmas, as he saved the army, during the World War 2 and asked his family to keep Christmas tree, but he arrived. They did all the best to do it.
He was one of the Tuskegee Airmen and was responsible for maintaining the airplanes flying off to fight in the World War 2.
Clifton was eager to celebrate Christmas with his family, but he didn’t his manage , so he asked his family to leave the Christmas up until he made it back.
Listening.Homework puts her in a bad mood. She wants to relax instead of doing homework.
She did very little homework in high school and didn’t get used to doing homework how at college.
It develops a sense of logic, makes us more disciplined, intelligent and ready for future career.
It is about Sam, a teenager girl; her mum didn’t let her go out anywhere, because there was a terrible mess in her room, until her room was tidy.
Sam’s room was piled with a lot of things. There was a terrible mess. Her mum thought her room w
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Аудирование 11 класс
I. Read the statements below carefully. After listening to a speaker describing modern London decide if the statements below are true or false (T/F).
- ______ London has a great number of historic landmarks.
- ______ London has been recently renovated.
- ______ In the area along the river new warehouses have been built.
- ______ The City is the shopping centre of London.
- ______ There are no historic sites in the City.
- ______The best way to explore the City is by bus.
- ______ The English cuisine is very expensive.
- ______ London shopping facilities provide for a variety of tastes.
- ______ Soho has always been the safest and the cleanest part of London.
- _____ Soho is busy by day and by night.
London often gives the impression of being more comfortable with the past than its present. From the world-famous landmarks of St. Paul’s Cathedral, Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London to the traditional and well-loved double-decker buses, the theatres and the many grand hotels, England’s capital offers visitors a journey through centuries of history. This journey is even better now that the building works, which covered many historic sites have been taken down. Newly cleaned and restored buildings are revealed, and the city looks as if it has been revitalized.
The city has also rediscovered its river. The area between the South Bank Arts Center, which includes the National Theatre and Tower Bridge, has been brought back to life, and the city has found a new heart along the forgotten riverside. As you walk eastwards along the river from Westminster, you will discover that old warehouses have been transformed into galleries, shops and clubs.
Across the river from London Bridge is ‘the City of London’, the financial district of the capital. The City has its own historic delights, such as the 15″‘ century Guildhall and churches designed by Sir Christopher Wren. The best way to explore the City is on foot. For instance, you can «walk through the ages»‘ starting from Fournier Street and ending at the modem Lloyd’s building on Lime Street . Remember, however, that in London you are never far away from the past; the old-fashioned red telephone boxes are becoming popular again, and many London pubs — where a visitor might ask for a pint of bitter — have been restored to their original Victorian beauty.
But the capital is not a historical theme park. It is a lively and exciting metropolis which is well-known for its popular culture, music, clubs, street fashion and visual arts. Today many of its wide variety of restaurants claim to be as good as any other European capitals. For example, Marco Pier Whites is highly recommended restaurant of the Hyde Park Hotel is a perfect example of new English quisine — unusual sophisticated and extremely expensive.
When it comes to shopping Covent Garden and King’s Road in Chelsea offer a mixture of reasonably priced chain store clothing and unique boutiques selling anything from rave gear to skateboards. Shoppers with full wallets and more sophisticated tastes should head for Knightsbridge where Harrods and Harvey Nichols compete to be the most exclusive department store in London.
Much of London’s energy and originality is now centered in Soho — the city’s liveliest and most bohemian area squeezed in between the department stores of Oxford Street and the bookshops of Charring Cross Road. Soho, once considered one of the most dirtiest and dangerous parts of London was cleaned up in the early 1980s. Today with its gurgling cappuccino machines and pavement cafes it has become a meeting place for all kinds of people from all over the world whatever the hour of day or night. So even if you are new to the city yon don’t have to tr\ hard in order to experience the real London. Despite its heavy traffic and shaking underground railway, it is still one of the world’s greatest and most cosmopolitan cities.
II. Read the notes below carefully. You will hear part of a radio programme about food and nutrition. After listening for points 1-10, complete the sentences in the notes with one to four words.
The advice on the programme is mainly for people who are 1) _____on their own for the first time. A lot of people make 2) ______when they think that cooking and nutrition are the same. You don’t have to 3) ______in order to survive and stay healthy. Bread is found at the base of the food pyramid — in other words, it is something we 4)______ often. The speaker says that eating 5) ______every day is not good for you but toast and sandwiches are fine. 6)______сheese or ham with lettuce and tomato make good fillings for sandwiches. Putting ham, eggs or cheese in a salad adds variety and 7) ______ to your diet.
You put your health 8) ______ if you eat too many packets of biscuits or crisps. You shouldn’t eat too many ready-made meals and you should 9) ______the amount of junk food you eat. In the next programme the speaker will talk about the kind of 10) ______that anyone can do.
Hеllo and welcome to another edition of our programme, ‘Living today’. On today’s programme, I’ll be talking to you about nutrition for people who are not used to having to think about it — perhaps you’ve just gone off to college, or you’re living alone for the first time — these are the people I’m mainly talking to. But if you’re not one of them, don’t switch off just yet, as there will still be plenty to interest you.
I think the mistake a lot of people make is that they confuse nutrition with cooking. Why is that such a bad mistake to make? Well, if you have to survive on your own, and you think you have to learn all about cooking, you might not succeed very well. Not all of us make great cooks. But you don’t need to cook everything you eat — you don’t actually need to cook anything at all, of course, and you’ll still survive very well and be healthy. With that in mind, I’d like to focus today on the kind of food that doesn’t need cooking.
The first food that a lot of people turn to when they don’t cook is bread. Now as long as you don’t live on it, bread is an excellent food. If you’ve ever seen a food pyramid, you’ll know that bread is a food that forms the base of the pyramid — in other words, we should eat it often. I’m not saying eating a loaf of bread a day is good for you, but toast for breakfast and a sandwich for lunch is fine.
Just what you’re going to put in that sandwich is another question. If you like cheese, you’re lucky because there are so many different types of cheese. So, a slice of cheese or, if you don’t like that, there are plenty of meat-based fillings you can use for sandwiches, like a slice of ham. Just remember one thing — we are all supposed to eat five portions of fresh fruit and vegetables a day. So remember to put some lettuce or tomato (or both) in that sandwich. A big healthy salad, of course, is a great idea. You can add ham or boiled eggs or cheese for variety … and for vital protein. And don’t forget the fruit. An apple a day, or an orange, or any fruit, is an excellent source of vitamins and will help to keep doctor away.
Without cooking at all, you may need to use some tinned or packed food. A tin of tuna, for example, is a great source of protein and will go well in a salad. And when we say packed food, we don’t mean you should live on packets of biscuits or crisps — that’s the worst thing you can do as you are just putting your health at risk! Make sure you get something fresh every day if possible.
Finally, there’s always ready-made or frozen meals. You might have to heat them up but that’s not really cooking, is it? All you need is a microwave oven and you just press a button or two. The problem is that these meals aren’t always healthy, and they often have a lot of salt and sugar added to them. They frequently have a high fat content too, which is bad, so you definitely ought to avoid eating them too often. Of course, I don’t need to mention that you are serious about your health, you should cut down on junk food for the same reasons.
Let’s see then – could you survive without cooking at all? Well, if you had cereal with low-fat milk for breakfast, a cheese sandwich for lunch, and a big salad and a tin of fish for your main meal, you would have a very healthy diet. If you ate fruit for snacks, it would be perfect — your health would definitely this kind of food. … But it just might get л little boring if you do it every day, tune in next time when I will give some tips on simple cooking — the kind everyone can do!. Until next time then.
Keys to Listening Comprehension 11th form
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