Ye. Khundaeva.

Lets have a chat, shall we?





Ye. Khundaeva,2017


ISBN978-5-4485-0807-3

Ridero

Introduction

Lets have achat, shall we? , ?

Would you like ( ) toimprove () your skills () and competences inEnglish while talking ()?

Ithink you would (, ).

Wouldnt you? ( ?)

Im sure you would (, !).

Thats agood idea ( ).

Sure, it is (,).

Come on! ()!

Talk as much as you wish (, ).

You will be agreat success (Ӡ ), wont you ()?

Sure (,).

Byall means! ()!

Whynot!

You are aself-confident ( ) person, arentyou?

So (), go ahead (!).

You should not hesitate ( ).

Pull yourself together and start ( ).

It will be athrilling adventure ( ).

It will be ofgreat use during your travels, wont it ( , )?

And there is nothing like travelling, is there? ( , ?)

It sure is (,).

There is no doubt ( ).

Just no doubt!

The idea isnt so bad, is it? ( , ?)

Grasp at it ( e).

We are sure ( ) you are going tobe quite successful ( ).

Oh, it seems, we have started talking, havent we? (, , ?)

But now youve got alot ofquestions, havent you? ( , ?)

Lets do away with them ( )!

Do you agree ( )?

You do ()!

Start!

Get down towork! ( !)

You will do it, wont you ( , )?

You will ()!

Be healthy, wealthy and wise! , !

Never say die! ( !)

Wish you success!

Section1

Lets have atalk, shallwe?

Using the tips (, , ) given () below () talk English.

Iwish you tohave anice time doing this ( ).

Go ahead (, ).

Enjoy yourself ().


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Congratulations on your new look!

()!

You have () anew hair cut () and quite anew make-up.

You look () awfully nice ( )!


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Agood massage drives out (, ) toxins, kills pain ( ), helps lose weight ().

You are too young tothink about this all, arent you ()? Sure, you are (,).

But still could you give ( ) your comments () on this ( )?

It would be ( ) quite interesting.


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Would you like ( ) totranslate from English toRussian or from Russian toEnglish?

Which would you like todo ( )?

From Russian toEnglish,yes?

Isee (), from Russian toEnglish, all right, just no problem.

Go ahead ()!


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Now, translate.

(it would be) (kind of; sort of) (for the future), (not toput on weight; not togain weight), (God forbid)!

Good! You did it ( ).

It was great, wasntit?


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As amatter offact ( , ) the word baroque () means apearl () ofirregular () form.

Such apearl is fabulously () beautiful.

Maybe, hence () there is an expression: the baroque style.

Maybe, it is so. Maybe, it is not quiteso.

Is it so, do you think?

Do you think Iam mistaken?

Correct me then!


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Sorry, Ididnt catch (/) what the word baroque means.

Well, originally () it meant ( ) apearl () ofirregular () form.

A-ha! Ive got it ()! Thanks alot!

Welcome ().


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Is Sophia Loren an icon (, )? Yes, shes an icon ofthe Italian cinematography (, ), Ithink.

Can one call her ( ) amaturing () beauty () now as one ofthe TV presenters () called () her once ()?

Do you think ( ) her tobe ( ) really quite beautiful?

Do you think there are many other beautiful actresses?

What is her distinguishing feature ( )?

How old is she now ( ), do you know?

As for me ( ), Idont know exactly ().

But Ilike and respect ()her!

Shes her countrys patriot.

She loves the place () where she was born () and where she has been living () since ( ).


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They say (), Princess Diana, Winston Churchills great-granddaughter (), had the Armenian roots ().

Did you hear () anything (-) about that?

The Armenians are spread (, ) throughout the world ( ), arent they?

They are very gifted (, ), arent they?

They say () they are ().


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Now we shall pass over to( ) Russian and translate alittle () from () Russian toEnglish, shant we ()?

You arent against () it, are you ()?

You arent ().

Very nice! !

Come on (), Ill help you ( )!

Yes, Iwill (, ).

Wont I(Will Inot) ( )!

Yes, sure (,).

No doubt ( )!

Lets () get doing ()!


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(castle) (rock, cliff), (legend) (Bavarian) (architecture) (Germany).

? (Is it?) .

(No problem)!

(The tours are wonderful).

(fairy-tale) (prototype) (decorate) (and is) - (tosome degree) (its) (symbol), (isntit)?

-? (Could you add anything)?

Do, please ( , ).


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Have you been to( ) some (-) Disneyland inFrance, Japan or theUS or somewhere else (- )?

Its fantastic, isnt it ()?


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Neuschwanstein castle is inBavaria (), as you could have understood ( ).

Sorry, you have always known about it ( ), havent you ()?

It is taken tobe ( ) the treasure (c) ofthe Alps.

Neuschwanstein means () anew () swan () rock (, , ).

Anew swan rock [ ()], isnt it? Maybe, it is so (, ). Maybe, it is not so. Im not quite sure ( /).

But it is like (, ) awhite swan () inthe bluesky.

Fantastic! Isnt it ( )? It is ().


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Now lets mix up () English and Russian. Why not ( )? That might be ( ) amusing (, ).

The eternal love and romance ( )! The fairy-tale beauty ( )!

(This all) , (the Bavarian castles).

(They were built) (king) II (Ludwig The second).

Are they not wonderful ( )? They are ().

Neuschwanstein castle was his swan song ( ).

(romantic) (epoch) (lady) (cavalier), (as he was called), (who lost) , (decide) (embody) (fantasies) (castle), (built) (the Bavarian Alps).

  (they reflected) (thought), (feeling) (soul).

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Its so beautiful that one cant find ( ) the words toexpress () ones admiration ().

Its so thrilling ( , )!


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Mermaid (, ).

Mer ; maid , ,

Did you hear () any legends ofher?

Is it afairy-tale (c, ) personage or did she exist () inreality?

Whats your idea? ( )?


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Gibraltar is abeautiful place, they say ().

John Lennon and Yoko Ono spent an hour on one ofits rocks () admiring (, ) the beauty around after their marriage () and then set out () for their honey-moon ( ).

They were apeculiar couple ( ), werent they ()?

Both were very gifted (), werent they?

They were aesthetes [i: s?i: t] (), werent they?

Ithink they were (, ).


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What does the word metamorphosis mean? What can you say about this?

Its kind oftransformation, isntit?

You are perfectly right.

Lets take an example. At first you can see an egg (), then alarva (), acaterpillar () and last ofall () abutterfly (). Isnt it great?

Thats great ( )! There is still another ( ) example: aberry (), alarva (), afish.

Right. Does your small son () or nephew([nvju: ]) have atoy () truck () which resembles () acaterpillar ()? Is it atransformer?

Yes. Would you present ( ) atoy () caterpillar truck, atransformer, toyour relatives or acquaintances () son ()? That would be great ( )! Sure, it would (,).

No doubt ( )!

He would be awfully glad ( ), would not he ()?

He would (). Sure ().


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The Scandinavian walk or pace () with the sticks () resembling (, ) the ski () sticks was formerly () spread () inFinland.

Its kind offitness, isntit?

It doesnt require () much strength () and art (, ) or certain skills ( ).

What do you think?

Ofcourse, it is great (), isntit?

Just () walk observing () afew () rules which arent so hard () tolearn ().

The sticks () help walk ( ), especially () inthe countryside ( ), inthe park or even on the asphalt.

That is otherwise (-) called Nordic () walk.

Well, its aNorthern (c) style byorigin ( ). The sticks are alittle shorter than those ( : ) for skis.

Does it inspire ()you?

It doesnt ().

Isee ().

Its apity ().

As for me ( ), Ithink it might be very effective ().


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Please, help me. How should Isay inEnglish?

(the biggest) (fireworks) (actually) (take place, occur) (Madeira).

It would be () nice if you helpedme.


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InSpain they know how toget people together ( ) doing some common work ( ), for instance, making beautiful carpets () ofthe various flowers, and just talking, dancing and singing at that ( ).

Is it great ()?

It sure is (, )!

No doubt ( ), it is ().

We are all ofthe same opinion ( ), arent we ()?

We sure are (, ).

Just no doubt! ( )!


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Madeira is abeautiful place, they say ().

Could you tellus ( ) afew words ( ) aboutit?

Is it inPortugal?

Its the place () tobest ( ) spend () ones honey-moon ( ).

Isnt it ( )?

Would you go there for your honey-moon?


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Tyrol is celebrated (, ) for its (c) Tyrol bells (). It is also very well known ( ) for good milk, cheese and seasoning or flavoring () made of(, ) milfoil ().

Have you got an idea ofthat medicinal plant [ - ( - )]?

None at all ( ).

Just listen then Oh, Im sorry, theres call. Its apity but Imust be going. Its such apity Icannot stay with you. But its urgent (c). Imust take aleave (). Bye-bye. See you ()!

So long ()! See you later (, ).


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The settlement () ofDvoryaninovo is quite beautiful and taken care of(). Formerly () it belonged () toBolotov who was fond of() nice landscapes ().

Ithink it is not far from Moscow, but Im not quite sure. Iwould like tovisit that place.

Bythe way, Ihavent been toMoscow for so long. When Iwas younger Ivisited it very often. Its agreat city, isnt it? It sure is (, ).


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Are you fond ofthe countryside ( )?

Not inthe least (, ).

Its apity (), isnt it ()!

As for me ( ) Im fond of(, ) the countryside (, ) landscapes (, ).


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You must be able toguess () the meaning () ofsome words and elements:

San Juan , Saint Juan

St. [snt] (saint ).

Saint Petersburg St. Petersburg -.


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olombo is the capital () ofSri Lanka (Ceylon), isntit?

It sure is (, ).

It is abeautiful country, isnt it? The landscapes are so fascinating ()! Going sightseeing ( , ) there is so impressive ( ).

Once () we were caught ( ) byatropical rain. It poured down () as though ( ) from apail (). It began ( ) all ofasudden (co ).

It came down intorrents (, ).

Yes, it poured down inbucketfuls ( ).


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Bythe way, once when Iwas talking with American guests Isaid: Its raining cats and dogs. They were surprised and said that they had never heard such aphrase before. Isaid the phrase was first recorded inthe middle ofthe 18th century byJonathan Swift. And the phrase rain dogs and polecats () was used inthe 17th century inRichard Bromes The City Witt. Iadded that Ianalyzed some English words and phrases inmy essay (, ) when Iwas astudent.

Isaid Iwas sorry () Ihad used aliterary phrase which had not yet got penetrated () into the spoken () English.

Thats how ( ; ) Iapologized for ( ) my fault ().


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Aforeigners () English is often very far from ( ) the live () spoken () English. But the native speakers ( ) are kind enough ( ) and patient (). They treat (; ) the non-native speakers ( ) with great benevolence (, ). Iam so much thankful tothem ( ).

English is spread () everywhere (). We must know it tobe able totalk ( ) with the other people on the planet.


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Its very important ( ) not tofeel () greatly sorry (, ) for making mistakes (, ), the people around (; ) will be tolerant (, ) and understanding (), they will be ready ( ) tohelpyou.


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Iremember Iliked Malaysia so much. Kuala Lumpur is magnificent. Up tonow Iremember Iwas presented abouquet oforchids byakind lady who grew those flowers. Idid not see her. She passed them tome through my companions. The flowers were marvelous.

It is apity Idid not go toPenang, it was so close by. The island ofPenang is beautiful, theysay.


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Subway (); ,

Double-decker


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A-ha moments ( ).

Do you happen ( ) touse this interjection (, ) inyour speech ()?

When do you use ()it?

Do you use it when you have understood something at last (), when youve got () something?


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Do you know, the capital ofJordan is the city ofAmman [?ma: n]. Could you say afew words aboutit?


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St. Petersburg became Leningrad in1924.

And when has it become ( ) St. Petersburg again, Iwonder ()?

Do you happen toremember (, )?

St. Petersburg is so beautiful!

There are magnificent () palaces (), museums, bridges () and alot other beautiful places. The Hermitage alone is worth Idont know what ( ). Its exceptional (), striking () and phenomenal (). It might take afew years tosee the things that are exhibited there. You can walk from one hall toanother for many years running but youll not be able tosay you have seen and felt everything. And above all just seeing does not seem tosatisfy you, you will want toget tothe heart ( ) ofthe painting, sculpture or anything.

There are no words toexpress ones admiration.

Well, Ido not know, but tomy mind there is so much incommon between St. Petersburg and Paris. Certainly, these are just my feelings. But Ilove both the cities.


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Dubai is the capital ofthe United Arab Emirates (the UAE), if Iam right.

Is it so? Could you tellme?

It would be nice ( ) if Iwere not mistaken ( ).

The official language is Arabic.

The currency () is dirham.

This is avery rich country owing to() oil production ( ).

Luxury uncovered .

The Arab people inthis city live on the welfare payment ( ).

Each child who is born into ( ) an Arab family is given quite abig cash benefit ( ) tobuy ahouse or aflat or get higher education ( ) infuture.

Only immigrants (expats) work there.

Actually ( ) they are not paid much ( ) but it is somewhat (, ) enough () for them tokeep ( ) their families who stay intheir motherland ().

The immigrants do not live invery good conditions (e) but they have to(, , ) put up with ( ) that inorder to( , ) provide sustenance (), tokeep (c) their families staying home ( ).

There are alot ofthe luxurious () palaces (), hotels, restaurants, supermarkets, entertainment centers ( ) and the other places that have already been built ( ) and are being built now ( ).

The country will flourish () owing to() tourismtoo.

Living ingood conditions now the young people an grow well-bred ( ), well-mannered (, , ), polite (), all-round educated ( ), erudite (), healthy () and kind () people. Many ofthem can develop () some gift () and become talented (, ) insome sphere ofscience, culture and economy.


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Stockholm is the capital ofwhich country? Iseem tohave forgotten (, )?

Could you helpme?

Oh, Ive got it ( )!

Its Sweden, isntit?

Am Iright?

Am Inot mistaken?

Iam right. Good, ifso.


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What is abay window (), do you happen toknow?

Iknew but now Iseem tohave completely forgotten.

[ (lug, prominence), ].

Please, translate: - (building, premise), (project beyond) (as) (semicircular) (multifaceted) (glassed) (volume).

It is apart ofthe building projecting beyond some wall ofthe building as asemicircular or multifaceted glassed volume.

Oh, my god. It was just ajob translating it toEnglish. Igot tired, oh, helpme!

Bythe way, abay window may be very nicely furnished () and decorated (), Ithink.


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What about Strasbourg?

What is this?

Is it located inFrance?

Do you happen toknow anything aboutit?

[European court () on human rights ()].


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Iam fond oflooking at the paintings byCaravaggio and Titian.

Titians painting Lady Day or Annunciation () is quite impressive (), tomy mind (-).





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