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Effortless English. Female seeks Male

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  1. Сначала прочитайте текст, главное не старайтесь его учить наизусть
  2. Слушайте аудио-историю несколько раз
  3. Слушайте аудио-историю и отвечайте на вопросы

Female seeks Male text


Julia was 12 years old. Her best friend Betsy was 13. Summer was almost over. School was
about to start. Julia and Betsy were about to eat lunch at TacoBell. Betsy decided that Julia
needed a boyfriend.

“But why?” asked Julia. “I’m okay without one. What good is a 12-year-old boy? All they’re
interested in is playing baseball or riding their skateboards. Where does a girl fit into that

“Don’t be silly,” replied Betsy. “As to 12-year olds, forget about them. They’re immature. You
should have someone more experienced— you’ll be better off with someone at least 13 years
old. Someone who will carry your books and walk you to your classes. You need someone who’ll
give you a Valentine’s Day card and remember your birthday.

“I’ve got a backpack to carry my books, and I know where all my classes are. I don’t want a
Valentine’s Day card from someone I don’t love. I’m too young. Besides, you don’t have a
boyfriend. Why should I?”

“Because you’re my first client. I’ve decided that I’m going to be a matchmaker when I grow

“Well, if I’m your first client, that means I’ll probably be your first mistake. No, thank you.”

Слушаем и отвечаем на вопросы



  • about to: almost ready to do something
  • fit into that picture: fit in, make sense
  • as to: with regard to, according to
  • immature: not mature, childish
  • more experienced: mature, knowledgeable
  • better off: better, in a better situation
  • Valentine’s Day: romantic holiday on February 14th
  • besides: also, in contrast to
  • client: customer
  • matchmaker: a person who tries to match people romantically
  • probably: likely

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