Dear English speakers!
Please read this text slowly and distinctly to make a beginner hear every sound peculiarity of English and thus get an excellent model to imitate. British speakers (England) are the most welcome! Thank you very much for your precious help and contribution.
WE LEARN FOREIGN LANGUAGES
My name’s Petrov. I live in the centre of Moscow. I work at the design office of a big plant. I’m an engineer and I’m also a student.
Many engineers in our office learn foreign languages. I learn English. We have our English in the morning.
We’re at a lesson now. Jane is standing at the blackboard. She’s writing an English sentence. We aren’t writing. We’re looking at the blackboard.
We don’t often write in class. Sometimes we have dictations. During the lesson we read our text-book and do a lot of exercises. We don’t often speak Russian in class. We speak English to our teacher. We usually speak Russian after classes.
“What’s your name?” “My name’s Smirnov.”
“Where d’you work?” “I work at an office.”
“What d’you do?” “I’m an engineer.”
“Do you learn French?” “No, I don’t.”
“What language do you learn?” “I learn English.”
“When d’you usually have your English?” “In the evening.”
“Are you having a lesson now?” “No, I’m not.”
What’s the English for … ?
What’s the Russian for “trade”?