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Байкина Татьяна Алексеевна


Задания А1 – А7

Вы услышите речь женщины по имени Морейн. Определите, какие из приведенных утверждений А1-А7 соответствуют содержанию текста (1 - True), какие не соответствуют (2 - False) и о чем в тексте не сказано, то есть на основании текста нельзя дать ни положительного, ни отрицательного ответа (3- Not stated). Обведите номер выбранного вами варианта ответа.

A1. Moraene cannon work because of bad health.

1) True  2)False 3) Not stated.

A2. Her husband died in a car crash.

1) True  2)False 3) Not stated.

A3 The place where she lives is safe.

1) True  2)False 3) Not stated.

A4 Poverty made her feel depressed.

1) True  2)False 3) Not stated.

A5 Moraene has a good relationship with her son.

1) True  2)False 3) Not stated.

A6 Moraene has no time to go to the theatre.

1) True  2)False 3) Not stated.

A7 Moraene says that poor people are deprived of human rights.

1) True  2)False 3) Not stated.


A1 - 1, A2 - 3, A3-2, A4 - 1, A5 - 2, A6 - 3, A7 – 1


 I Learn the  new words:

Poor housing conditions – плохие жилищные условия

Bad health – плохое здоровье

Debts  - долги

Lone/single parents – одинокие родители

Malnutrition – плохое питание

Low pay -  низкая заработная плата

Lack of education – недостаток образования

Lack of leisure – недостаток досуга

Unemployment – безработица

Stress – стресс

Crime – преступность


II Divide the words into two groups: causes and effects of poverty:


III You are going to listen to the speech given by a woman called Moraene. Read the title and try to predict what kind of changes she will mention.

“Real change will come from the bottom up”

Listen to the speech and check your guesses.

Text for listening.

Poverty takes over your whole life, changing your future and your children’s.

I spent years struggling against its effects, living in damp conditions in a place where burglary and personal attack were common. I was trying to get help from my older son who had special educational needs. Feeling like a total failure.

Finally, six years ago, I had a breakdown and become suicidal. A friend got in touch with a charity that supports families living in poverty.

Sharing experience can help. People from diverse backgrounds and cultures fight together for their right to take active part in society, to get recognition of their human rights.

These are the bravest and strongest people I have ever met.

For all of us, living in poverty has meant giving up rights and choices. To get the right education for my elder son, I had to place him in care.

I felt guilty. He felt rejected and our relationship was damaged.

Parents give the most nutritious food to the children, while they eat bread, margarine and leftovers. Some don’t eat much at all. Malnutrition is common.

We have to accept low paid work or lose out. We cannot choose how to use our free time. We cannot afford the cost of public transport to reach free facilities. As for the arts, a seat at the opera can cost more than a week’s benefit.

Debts, illness, imprisonment for unpaid fines can leave us homeless or without our children.


Burglary – кража со взломом

Free facilities – бесплатные удобства

Take active part in society – принимать активное участие в жизни общества

Leftovers – остатки еды

Get in touch with a charity – войти в контакт с благотворительными организациями

Share experience – делиться опытом

Have special educational needs – нуждаться в специальном обучении


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