Jaws. Why does he put this scary stuff7 into his films? Probably because in his childhood he was afraid of everything. To this day, he remains terrified of airplanes, elevators and closed-in places... The great white shark silently approaches the unsuspecting swimmer. The audience is frozen with horror... In a moment those huge teeth will snap shut and pull the victim under waves! By the way, when the shark was built, it was never water tested, so when it was put in the water, it sank straight to the ocean floor. It took a team of divers to take it out!
Jurassic Park. Spielberg consulted many specialists and reconstructed the dinosaurs to perfection. The biggest is the Tyrannosaurus Rex. It's 7 metres high, weighs 1,500 kilos and is set in motion by computer. Because of Spielberg's perfectionism, this is one of the most expensive films in the history of cinema (it cost more than 70 million dollars).
"This isn't science fiction", Spielberg says, "it's a scientific possibility. Today science can do extraordinary things. But we know how many terrible things have been done in the name of science. And this film helps us to remember this".
Steven Spielberg - Стівен Спилберг "Jaws" - "Щелепи"
"Jurassic Park" - "Парк юрського періоду"
1 wizard - чарівник 2 to shoot a flick -знімати фільм
3nimble - спритний, моторний 4 to adopt (a child) - усиновлювати
5 to shrug - знизувати (плечима) 6 to coax - домагатися
7 scary stuff - страхи, жахи
8.2. Прочитайте та перекажіть текст.
1. Everybody describes his malady.
2. The visit to the British Museum library.
3. The diseases I had.
4. An interesting case from a medical point of view.
Bad from a medical point of view; quite nervous; extraordinary; out of or-der; symptoms; the treatment; an unthinking moment; generally; frozen with horror; in despair; to get interested; the acute stage; complications; a hospital in myself.
After "Three Men in a Boat" by Jerome K. Jerome
There were four of us - George, and William Harris, and myself, and Montmorency. We were sitting in my room, smoking, and talking about how bad we were - bad from a medical point of view, I mean, of course,
We were all feeling unwell, and we were quite nervous about it. Harris said he felt such extraordinary fits of giddiness come over him at times, that he hardly knew what he was doing; and then George said that he had fits of giddiness too, and hardly knew what he was doing. As for me, I knew it was my liver that was out of order1, because I had j ust been reading a patent liver-pill advertisement2, in which were detailed the various symptoms by which a man could tell when his liver was out of order. I had them all. I remember going to the British Museum library one day to read up the treatment for some slight ailment - hay fever, I think it was. I took the book and read all about it; and then, in an unthinking moment3, I idly turned the leaves and began to study diseases generally. I forgot which was the first, but before I had glanced half down the list of "premonitory symptoms"4, I was sure that I had got it. I sat for a while frozen with horror5; and then in despair, I again turned over the pages. I came to typhoid fever - read the symptoms - discovered that I had typhoid fever; turned up St Vitus's Dance6 - found, as I expected, that I had that too - began to get interested in my case, so started alphabetically and learned that I was sickening for it, and that the acute stage would start in about a fortnight. Bright's disease7, I was glad to find, I had only in a modified form and, as for that, I might live for years. Cholera I had, with severe complications; and diphtheria I seemed to have been born with. I looked through the twenty-six letters, and the only malady I had not got was housemaid's knee8.I had every other known malady in the pharmacology. I sat and thought. I thought what an interesting case I must be from a medical point of view. Students would have no need to "walk the hospitals" if they had me. I was a hospital m myself. All they need do would be to walk round me, and, after that, take their diploma.
Jerome [ ] - Джером
George [ ] - Джордж
William Harris [ ] - Вільям-Харріс
Montmorency [ ] - Монтморенсі
1 out of order - негаразд
2 patent liver-pill advertisement - проспект-реклама патентованих пілюль від хвороби печінки
3 in an unthinking moment - машинально
4 before I had glanced half down the list of "premonitory symptoms" - до того, як я дійшов до середини переліку "ранніх симптомів"
5 frozen with horror - завмерши від жаху
6 turned up St Vitus's Dance - перейшов до хвороби "танець святого Вітта"
7 Bright's disease - Брайтова хвороба
8 housemaid's knee - запалення сумки надколінка
9.2. Прочитайте та перекажіть текст.
1. The way to expand business.
2. The advertisement of new business propositions.
3. The necessity to have an article published in the newspaper.
4. A real modern banker.
Approval; the board of directors; expand business; interest; attractive terms; massive advertising campaign; the righteousness of savings; new account; value; attracted most attention; modern bankers; executive; fashionable.
The Money Shops
After "The Moneychangers" by Arthur Halley
In the four and a half months since approval of his plan by the board of directors of First Mercantile American Bank (FMA), Alex Vandervoort had moved swiftly. Methods by which, according to the executive vice-president's plan, FMA could expand business were - a higher savings interest rate, to the top legal limit; more attractive terms for one-to-five year certificates of deposit1; checking facilities for savings depositors as far as banking law allowed; gifts for those who opened new accounts; a massive advertising campaign describing the savings programme and the nine newbranches.
Now, in early August, double-page newspaper advertisements2 proclaimed the righteousness of savings in FMA. They also showed locations of eighty bank branches in the state where gifts, coffee, and "friendly financial counselling" were available to anyone who opened a new account. The value of a gift depended on the size of the initial deposit, and involved an agreement not to disturb it for a stated time. There were also announcements on TV and radio.
As to the nine new branches - "our money shops", as Alex called them - two were opened in the last week of July, three more in the first days of August, and the remaining four would be in business before September. Since all were in rented premises, which involved conversion instead of construction, speed had been possible here too.
It was the money shops, which attracted most