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суббота, 4 декабря 2010 г.

68: Intermediate Listening: English for Interior Designers

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  1. Assignment 1: Before watching the clip, read the following words and translate them.

    to rejuvinate
    design trends
    individuality and customization
    hand-crafted
    plain brass
    complement with smth
    hardwood floor
    bulla or silk carpets
    to feature
    be eclectic
    oriental-pattern rug
    organic/eco-friendly
    pallette
    cork, bamboo
    stark concentrasting colors
    chic materials
    supple leather

    Assignment 2. Watch the first 3:32 minutes and fill out the gaps in some of the following sentences:

    1. The New Year is a perfect time to 1)_______ your home with modern and 2)________ design ideas.

    2. Individuality and customazation is 3)_______ by a 4)______ 5)________ desire to show their personal taste and 6)_________ expression.

    3. And 7)_________ _____ _______ to flooring, you can complement a 8)_______ design with a unique hardwood floor or sculpted 9)______ or silk carpet.

    4. This trend 10)_______ an artistic mix of styles from 11)_________ cultures.

    5. Pair this 12)_______ with materials like 13)______, 14)_______ or 15)_______.

    6. Look for 16)_______-_________ or natural materials.

    7. Sunlight yellows and different shades of green also 17)_____ nature and a healthy 18)_________ atmosphere.

    8. Pair 19)_______ _______ furniture and large simple accent pieces with stark contrasted colors like 20)___________ with _________, and an accent color like 21)________, 22)_________, or 23)________.

    9. To complement this elegant style 24)______ for carpet that is 25)______ ________ or that has a large-scale 26)________.

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