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суббота, 4 декабря 2010 г.

67. Intermediate Listening: English for Interior Designers

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  1. Assignment 1. Pre-viewing activity:

    Before viewing the first part of the video, translate the following words and expressions:

    durable
    to last a lifetime
    a household
    appropriate to your lifestyle
    flooring
    industrial
    (the flooring that will) stand up to smth
    four times the stain protection as most carpets
    virtually
    exclusion
    wear warranty
    to be covered from
    fabric
    finish (noun)
    easy-to clean, snag-free
    vinyl
    ultrasuede
    to mimic
    otherwise
    whimsical
    vibrant
    fabric with added treatments
    to enhance stain/water resistance
    family-friendly application

    Assignment 2. Watch the first part (0:00 - 2:25) of the clip and complete the following sentences by filling out the gaps:

    1. Today we're going to give you some 1)_______ on how to create beautiful yet 2)__________ spaces that will 3)_______ a lifetime.

    2. And just because your furniture or 4)_________ is 5)_________ and long-lasting doesn't mean it has to look 6)_________.

    3. The arrival of a new 7)______________ requires adjustment.

    4. Today's busy families need flooring that will 8)_____________ to kids, pets and constant 9)_________ while still looking great.

    5. These styles have 10)________ no 11)________ to their stain and wear 12)__________ and are guaranteed for 13)___________.

    6. Easy-to-clean and snag-free vinyls and ultrasuedes can 14)________ leathers, suedes and other natural materials which would 15)_________ never be a 16)________ when creating a kid- and 17)___________ environment.

    7. Bold colors and 18)_________ patterns are also 19)________ in these fabric types for more 20)_________ and vibrant room settings.

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