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    Материалы для улучшения понимания речи на слух

    Math Education: An Inconvenient Truth

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    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U1tPHInrEk0

    Народ, задавайте вопросы, если какое-то слово или выражение непонятно. Ссылка, от секунды а до секунды б?
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    "...Важно, чтобы форум оставался местом, объединяющим людей, для которых интересны русский язык и культура. ..." - MasterАdmin (из переписки)



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    Я не так много понял(без субтитров всё-таки сложновато), чтобы спрашивать секунды , да и посмотрел только первую запись(другие ниасилил), но всё-равно пиар книжек жжот))). В остальном довольно уныло :P
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabus
    Я не так много понял(без субтитров всё-таки сложновато), чтобы спрашивать секунды , да и посмотрел только первую запись(другие ниасилил), но всё-равно пиар книжек жжот))). В остальном довольно уныло :P
    При чём здесь пиар? Что уныло? Мы об английском или о чём?
    Так, слушай несколько раз одно и то же место. Если различишь какое-то слово, посмотри его в словаре. После того, когда сделал всё, что мог, спрашивай по очереди каждое непонятное место.
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    Ну, там книжки пиарили зач0тно, о том и речь . "У студентов недостаток базовых знаний по математике бла-бла бла, а потом так хоп, и книжечки достаёт и т.д. и т.п. ". А уныла сама тема, ибо математика это boring. Слушал только 1 раз и то с трудом осилил, где-то треть промотал))). Хотя это может только я такой ленивый
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scrabus
    Ну, там книжки пиарили зач0тно, о том и речь . "У студентов недостаток базовых знаний по математике бла-бла бла, а потом так хоп, и книжечки достаёт и т.д. и т.п. ". А уныла сама тема, ибо математика это boring. Слушал только 1 раз и то с трудом осилил, где-то треть промотал))). Хотя это может только я такой ленивый
    Я до конца не смотрела. Мне сразу показалось, что её английский легко понимать начинающим, и тема простая. Если ты знаешь что-то интересное и разговорное на ютюбе, тащи это сюда для разбора.
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    Дискуссии о России.

    Stephen Cohen c 30.44: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0efwhtKbHsQ

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=LWnHa5j18Ro

    Интервью с Алексеем Ратманским, начиная с 41 минуты: http://youtube.com/watch?v=w8wQQtwlaO8
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    Re: Полезно послушать (изучающим английский язык)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr1qee-bTZI
    Лампада, спасибо! Я всегда хотел знать, что говорят в американских школах, когда перемножают в столбик... И вообще это очень интересно! Правда!

    И деление в столбик тоже прикольное Не такое как у нас.

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    Re: Полезно послушать (изучающим английский язык)

    Quote Originally Posted by astronomer
    И деление в столбик тоже прикольное Не такое как у нас.
    Не такое, как у вас в учебном учреждении было, очевидно. Чуть-чуть отличается запись, способ с диагоналями для умножения не помню, но он вероятно тоже был. А так лично ничего нового не заметил, математика везде одна).
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    Ничего нового тётка не сказала, зато мужик против неё тему продвинул. Ему зачОт.

    З.Ы. А как она страницы отвратительно перелистывает! Явно не филолог!
    «И всё, что сейчас происходит внутре — тоже является частью вселенной».

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    Re: Полезно послушать (изучающим английский язык)

    Quote Originally Posted by Lampada
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tr1qee-bTZI
    Первая сцылка - это ж про натуральнейший петерсон, с дополнениями и прибавками "до". Еще по теме -
    http://www.mathematicallycorrect.com/ , где ровно с такими "учебникам" борятся.

    пример задачки петерсоновской -
    "У Тани в одной руке 8 орехов, а в другой руке на 2 меньше. Сформулируйте вопрос так, чтобы задача решалась в 2 действия. Решите задачу."
    Russian is tough, let’s go shopping!

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cXqvMjlkVt4
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7kbsN-qiPo
    Мой племянник за камерой. Его голос вначале и в конце, он задаёт вопросы. Этот документальный фильм занял первое место в конкурсе: http://www.responsiblesexed.org/il/vc_winners.html
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    http://youtube.com/watch?v=N0qIeM80DGQ
    March 23, 1993 Дискуссия. Владимир Познер. Чарлз Роз.
    (Первые 17 минут)
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    Удивительная женщина Sarah Chayes
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    Full story - 6 минут
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    Bill Moyers Interviews Sarah Chayes on February 22, 2008

    Part 1: http://youtube.com/watch?v=AX5rV3EaRrM

    Part 2: http://youtube.com/watch?v=76h3P3vYZ5Q

    Part 3: http://youtube.com/watch?v=SEqfT5JqPu8

    "PBS MOYERS JOURNAL
    FEBRUARY 22, 2008

    BILL MOYERS:
    No one has watched events on the ground in Afghanistan more closely than the American Sarah Chayes who was born in Washington D.C. She has lived in the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, near the southern border with Pakistan, since the weeks following 9/11. Back then, she was an NPR reporter covering the Taliban. But she soon left an award-winning career in journalism to live and work as a private citizen in Afghanistan. For almost seven years she has been helping to rebuild that country's civil society.

    FRONTLINE WORLD followed Chayes as she negotiated with Afghan bureaucrats and warlords to literally rebuild a village. Chayes later organized the Arghand Cooperative to offer Afghans an alternative to working in the poppy trade. Composed of men and women, her coop produces skin-care products from local herbs and botanicals in the region around Khandahar, where she lives. Along the way, Chayes wrote, THE PUNISHMENT OF VIRTUE, about the resurgence of the Taliban.

    Even as Sarah prepares to return to Afghanistan, the bad news there keeps unfolding. The Red Cross says the humanitarian crisis is growing as civilians caught between security forces and the Taliban flee their homes. Last week severe winter weather and a shortage of food caused over 100 children to run away from an orphanage; they were trying to find warmth and something to eat. Angry Afghan men shouted anti-American slogans after nine policemen were killed in a raid conducted by U.S.-led forces looking for the Taliban. The commander of NATO forces there, General Dan McNeill said recently that to defeat the tribal resistance, the U.S. would need 400,000 soldiers. He retired from Congress and became a lobbyist for the defense industry. His firm also received $30,000 a month to represent Pakistan in Washington.

    Sarah Chayes' Biography

    After reporting for National Public Radio in the Balkans, North Africa, and the Middle East, as well as nearer her base in Paris, Sarah Chayes left journalism in 2002 to help rebuild Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban regime. She has launched a cooperative in the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, producing fine skin-care products from local fruits, nuts, and botanicals. (www.arghand.org) The aim is to discourage opium production by helping farmers earn a living from licit crops, as well as to encourage collective decision-making. From this position, deeply embedded in Kandahar's everyday life, Ms. Chayes has gained unparalleled insights into a troubled region.
    Beginning in 2002, Ms. Chayes served in Kandahar as Field Director for Afghans for Civil Society, a non-profit group founded by Qayum Karzai, President Hamid Karzai's older brother. Under Ms. Chayes's leadership, ACS rebuilt a village destroyed during the anti-Taliban conflict, launched a successful income-generation project for Kandahar women, launched the most popular radio station in southern Afghanistan, and conducted a number of policy studies. Later, she ran a dairy cooperative.

    From 1996, Ms. Chayes was Paris reporter for NPR. Her work during the Kosovo crisis earned her the 1999 Foreign Press Club and Sigma Delta Chi awards, together with other members of the NPR team. She has also reported from Algeria, Lebanon, Israel/Palestine, Serbia and Bosnia, as well as covering the International War Crimes Tribunal and the European Union. Before that, Ms. Chayes free-lanced from Paris for a variety of radio and print outlets. She began her radio career in 1991 at Monitor Radio.

    Ms. Chayes graduated in History from Harvard University in 1984, earning the Radcliffe College History Prize. She served in the Peace Corps in Morocco, then returned to Harvard to earn a master's degree in History and Middle Eastern Studies, specializing in the medieval Islamic period.

    Ms. Chayes is recipient of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists' inaugural Ruth Adams Award for writing on strategic issues. She has published articles in THE ATLANTIC, THE NEW YORK TIMES, THE WASHINGTON POST, THE BOSTON GLOBE, THE MAIL ON SUNDAY, and the TORONTO GLOBE AND MAIL. She is featured in the Sundance/Frontline World documentary "Life After War"/"A House for Haji Baba." She has lectured widely as well as participating in the training of incoming US and NATO military officers. Her book on post-Taliban Afghanistan, The PUNISHMENT OF VIRTUE: INSIDE AFGHANISTAN AFTER THE TALIBAN was published in 2006."
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    Video: http://www.pbs.org/moyers/journal/02222008/watch2.html

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    "February 22, 2008


    BILL MOYERS: Hollywood last year gave us a record number of movies about war and terrorism but there's one film we'll see at the Oscar's this Sunday night that tells us more about the enemy we're fighting than it ever intended.

    CHARLIE WILSON'S WAR was described by its star, Tom Hanks, as a "serious comedy". It portrays a fun-and-freedom loving communist-loathing Texas Congressman, who with the help of earmarks, slipped hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars into a covert war against the Russian occupation of Afghanistan back in the 1980s.

    While the movie has a happy Hollywood ending, the story wasn't over when the Afghans drove the Russians from their country. In 1988, CBS documented the real Congressman Wilson during a trip to Afghanistan where he was filmed presenting arms to the mujahideen. He even tried one on for size.Those mujahideen fighters did whip the Russians, thanks to the deadly weapons Wilson helped them acquire, especially stinger missiles that brought down Soviet helicopters. But in time those freedom fighters became the Al Qaeda and Taliban who ran Afghanistan as a theocracy and a training camp for Osama bin Laden's suicide bombers.

    Now both the Taliban and Al Qaeda are back... And it's Americans, not Russians, they want to kill. The war is not going well for Americans and our NATO allies. This week was one of the deadliest yet. Suicide bombings in the country's largest cities — Kabul and Kandahar — killed over 130 Afghan civilians.

    The attacks occurred soon after the frank assessment of an independent non-partisan study group that said, in its opening statement: "make no mistake, NATO is not winning in Afghanistan." The report lays the blame for the lack of progress on "too few military forces and insufficient economic aid," and calls for "immediate action and attention in order to prevent a setback to regional and global security."

    With conditions worsening Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice dropped in for a surprise visit earlier this month and as usual offered a cheery diagnosis:

    CONDOLEEZZA RICE: I think it is fair to say that if you look at the Afghanistan of 2001 and the Afghanistan of now there is a remarkable difference for the better.

    BILL MOYERS: But the day before, her own State Department warned travelers against going to Afghanistan. With the growing power of the Taliban and Al Qaeda and widespread crime, violence is on the rise — an estimated 550 Afghan businessmen were kidnapped last year. President Bush is sending another 3200 marines to the country, with the first deployment this spring. And Secretary Robert Gates has been making the rounds in Europe pleading for NATO to send more combat troops to the international force. There were no takers. Gates had to admit:

    ROBERT GATES: Many of them, I think, have a problem with our involvement in Iraq and project that to Afghanistan.

    BILL MOYERS: Meanwhile, Afghanistan is back producing opium in a big way — the world's number one supplier of heroin, according to the United Nations. Half a million acres are dedicated to its poppy fields. With a cut of those profits reportedly going to the Taliban and other rebels, the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the West is facing "a classic growing insurgency".

    No one has watched events on the ground in Afghanistan more closely than the American Sarah Chayes who was born in Washington D.C. She has lived in the former Taliban stronghold of Kandahar, near the southern border with Pakistan, since the weeks following 9/11. Back then, she was an NPR reporter covering the Taliban. But she soon left an award-winning career in journalism to live and work as a private citizen in Afghanistan.

    For almost seven years she has been helping to rebuild that country's civil society. FRONTLINE WORLD followed Chayes as she negotiated with Afghan bureaucrats and warlords to literally rebuild a village. Chayes later organized the Arghand Cooperative to offer Afghans an alternative to working in the poppy trade. Composed of men and women, her coop produces skin-care products from local herbs and botanicals in the region around Khandahar, where she lives. Along the way, Chayes wrote, THE PUNISHMENT OF VIRTUE, about the resurgence of the Taliban.

    Welcome to the JOURNAL.

    SARAH CHAYES: Thanks so much for having me.

    BILL MOYERS: Are there any good tidings from Kandahar, where you lived?

    SARAH CHAYES: You know, there's a sort of litany that public officials, when they do want to put a 'happy face' on things always run through. Like, there are schools, and there are people in schools, and there are kids in school. That's true. The roads in town are paved. The road to Kabul is paved. But there's almost always like a flip side to these stories. It's great to have paved roads in town. But the road to Kabul, I can't drive it anymore. I could drive up to Kabul before it was paved because it was safe enough to drive up there. But now, you're going run into Taliban check-points in two or three provinces, between Kandahar and Kabul. So I can't drive that road.

    BILL MOYERS: You're at-risk there, right? Why do you keep going back?

    SARAH CHAYES: I think it's really important. I think that where this world is going in the 21st century, is partly going be determined by what happens in Afghanistan. And I just can't imagine anything that would be more important to devote yourself to.

    BILL MOYERS: Why is Afghanistan so important?

    SARAH CHAYES: You know, there's a title of a book that's come into parlance now. CLASH OF CIVILIZATIONS. There are a lot of people, I think, both in the West and in the Muslim world, who believe in clash of civilizations. Who want to see the world as a place dominated by two irrevocably hostile blocs. I don't want to live in that kind of world. I think that we live in an interconnected world full of rich, flawed, varied civilizations that are inextricably intertwined. And, so what I'm doing in Afghanistan, is working for that intertwined world. Working--

    BILL MOYERS: You're going thread it.

    SARAH CHAYES: Yeah.

    BILL MOYERS: But, you know, some people do miss the 'Cold War.' They miss that two superpowers.

    SARAH CHAYES: In that regard, I would say that Osama bin Laden and certain members of our government are actually on the same team. Because they're working toward, they want to split the world apart, into two poles that are enemies. I'm on that other team.

    BILL MOYERS: When you left National Public Radio back in 2002, didn't Karzai's brother ask you to join in helping to build a civil society?

    SARAH CHAYES: Yeah. Well, it was his uncle first, who just popped this question. "Wouldn't you come back and help us." Like, how do you say no to that one? And then I did work with president Karzai's older brother, who had founded a non-profit organization called Afghans for a Civil Society.

    BILL MOYERS: Oh, yeah. You were there for the fall of the Taliban.

    SARAH CHAYES: Just after.

    BILL MOYERS: Just after.

    SARAH CHAYES: Yeah.

    BILL MOYERS: Just after the fall of the Taliban. And now, six years later, they're back?

    SARAH CHAYES: Yeah. I mean, you know, these are districts that are in the hands of the Taliban. There's a district I used to go to frequently. We would gather herbs for our essential oil distilling up there. And now there was a deal between the district chief, the government and the Taliban saying, "so long as you don't kill the police, we'll let you go wherever you want."

    Now couple of things have happened. One is people are just so disaffected with the government that we put in power.

    BILL MOYERS: Ordinary people.

    SARAH CHAYES: Ordinary people.

    BILL MOYERS: Disaffected?

    SARAH CHAYES: Yeah. Their government is shaking them down. I have people telling me, "We get shaking down by the government in the daytime, and shaken down by the Taliban at night. What are we supposed to do?"

    BILL MOYERS: This is the Karzai government.

    SARAH CHAYES: That's correct.

    BILL MOYERS: This is the government the United States put in power.

    SARAH CHAYES: That's correct. It's basically a criminal enterprise. And we haven't really asked it for any accounts in any serious way. And that's where the average person in Kandahar is totally perplexed. They assume that this degree of corruption, which is everywhere. You hear about it in the police department. It's not just the police department, it's in customs. It's in any adminis--You have-- you want to get a driver's license. You have to fork over money.

    Teachers. Yeah, kids are in schools. Teachers aren't in schools. Because their salary is $50 a month. And so they can't afford to teach. They need to do something else. In order to make enough money, they'll teach in a private school. Or they'll raid the international development assistance that's provided to students through the schools. For example, you'll have-- let's say each student is supposed to get five kilos of rice. The principal of the school is going to skim off one of those kilos and then sell. So that's 2,000 kilos he gets, if there's 2,000 kids in school. Then he sells that on the market.

    BILL MOYERS: Right.

    SARAH CHAYES: And then he distributes, you know, some of it to teachers.

    BILL MOYERS: Does the government look the other way? Or is the government participating in it?

    SARAH CHAYES: Well, every government official that I know is participating. So, with the exception of President Karzai himself, personally. How can he possibly not know? If I know. But it's not just them, what about us? We put-- us, the international community, we put these people into power. They wouldn't last a day if we weren't backing them up and propping them up in a way. So my question is, why is it that we don't begin putting some pressure on them to treat their citizens with common decency?

    BILL MOYERS: What is life like under this kind of circumstance for ordinary people?

    SARAH CHAYES: Well, in our case, for example, we import two products to make our soap. Most of our ingredients are local. But we import coconut oil and palm oil. So I know the cross border tribes. I can run that stuff across the border.

    BILL MOYERS: This is the Pakistan border.

    SARAH CHAYES: Correct.

    BILL MOYERS: Yes.

    SARAH CHAYES: Any time I want to. I said, "No, I'm not going do that. I don't want to pay customs, you know." So we deliver the oil to the customs. And then, there's this whole rigmarole about how we have to have this agent who's going go to-- you know, he's going get our stuff out of customs. And we're going have to pay him. There's no list that says, "this much of the truckload is your goods, and, therefore, you owe this much customs on these goods." You just get a bill from this guy. Which is astronomical. He's going to kick back half of that to the customs agents. And if you refuse to go that route, then all of a sudden, your stuff is held up, and it needs to get sent to Kabul to be tested for health reasons and all this stuff.

    BILL MOYERS: Are the basic needs of ordinary people being met?

    SARAH CHAYES: Well, currently, there's enormous inflation. The price of wheat has doubled. Now this is a global problem. But the price of wheat has doubled in about the last six months. And that means, that a government salary, which is at, let's say, $50 a month. That buys you not one sack of wheat. And an extended family is going eat three sacks of wheat in a month. So that means you've got a whole system that obliges people to be corrupt.

    BILL MOYERS: But as I listen to you, I keep thinking, we've given, the United States and the international community, has given over a billion dollars to the government of Afghanistan. What's happened to it?

    SARAH CHAYES: Well, for example we have one machine that really needs decent electricity.

    BILL MOYERS: In your co-op?

    SARAH CHAYES: In my co-op. We're getting three, four hours of electricity every three days. It'll come on any time. You don't know when it's going come on. So it'll come on at 1:30 in the morning, and the guys stay the night on rotation. So whoever the poor fellow is who had to spend the night that night, it's like, I'm knocking on the door, and it's like, we have to get up because there's electricity. So then we'll run the machine until 6:00 in the morning when the electricity ends.

    Now, okay, they're working on it, but it's six years after the fall of the Taliban. These are the things that people are wondering. If we're not there to provide reliable infrastructure, there's another real issue which is employment. And this is a kind of economic ideological problem. That when we talk about development aid, we talk about public facilities. And it's sort of against our religion to think about building a factory that would actually employ people. But Afghans don't understand that. They say, "Why aren't you people building any factories?" That's why I made my little soap factories. Because so many people were saying, "what are you foreigners doing here, if you're not employing people? Getting people off the streets."

    BILL MOYERS: So what...

    SARAH CHAYES: So, we're not doing those things. And we're not providing a government that they can you know, feel any pride in. So that's where you go starting to hear people say, "what are you people doing for us."

    BILL MOYERS: So, put on your old reporters hat.

    SARAH CHAYES: Right.

    BILL MOYERS: Follow the money. Where has that billion dollars gone that we have been providing?

    SARAH CHAYES: You know, you can drive around the streets of Kandahar. You can drive around the streets of Kabul, and you see some massive buildings. Massive buildings. You see the price of property in Kandahar is probably close to the price of property in New York City.

    BILL MOYERS: So who's living in those buildings? Who's using those buildings?

    SARAH CHAYES: Government officials and drug traffickers. So it's either the opium money, or it's the development money. And we're not following that money trail. The same problem in Iraq. I mean, there's just millions of dollars that are kind of leaking out of the system.

    BILL MOYERS: So, has this become an opium economy?

    SARAH CHAYES: Definitely, it's an opium economy. And it's totally integrated into the economy. It's a normal aspect of the economy. And you can feel it. For example, in opium harvesting season, we needed one of our herbs. We needed somebody to harvest herbs up in the hills. We couldn't get anybody because there were you know, buses at the Helmand, is the province right next door to us where most of the opium is growing. And there would be, you know, from the Helmand bus depot, they would just drive people straight out into the fields. Because, and the price of labor was going up. Normally, labor is unskilled labor is $4 a day. It was $20 to $25 a day in opium harvesting season. It totally absorbs all of the available manpower. Now, the clich
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