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Effortless English. Green Tea

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  2. Слушайте аудио-историю несколько раз
  3. Слушайте аудио-историю и отвечайте на вопросы

Green Tea text


There is a frog. She lives in Austin, Texas. The frog really loves tea. Everyday, she drinks 85
cups of tea. Her favorite tea is green tea.

One day, she meets a Japanese man. The man tells the frog, «If you love green tea, you should
go to Japan. Japan has the best green tea in the world».

The frog is very excited. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have any money. She needs money to buy
a plane ticket to Japan. She wants to buy a Japan Rail Pass as well.

So she goes to her Mom. She asks her mother, «Can you please give me 4000 dollars. I want to
go to Japan to drink green tea».

Her mother says, «Are you crazy? I don’t have 4000 dollars».

The frog doesn’t give up. She goes to her Dad and says, «Dad, can you please give me 4000
dollars. I really want to go to Japan to drink green tea.»

Her father says, «I want to help you, for sure, but I just don’t have the money. Why don’t you
go to the bank and get money.»

The frog runs to the bank. She goes inside and looks around. She sees a giant safe in the back.
She goes to the safe. Because she is a small frog, no one sees her.

She gets into the safe, and takes 7462 dollars. Then she leaves the bank. No one sees her.
She buys a first-class ticket to Japan, and a Japan Rail Pass.

When she arrives in Kyoto, Japan she immediately goes to a tea shop. She buys 126 cups of
green tea, and drinks them all.

She smiles and says, «That’s the best tea I’ve ever had!»

Слушаем и отвечаем на вопросы



  • really: very much
  • Japan Rail Pass: a train ticket for all trains in Japan
  • «are you crazy»: means «your request is unreasonable»
  • give up: quit
  • for sure: certainly, surely
  • why don’t you: a polite suggestion
  • a safe: a place to keep money
  • gets into: enters, goes inside something
  • first-class: most expensive ticket
  • a shop: a store
  • ever: in all of life (span), from birth until now

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