Постановка ритма при чтении и разговоре по-английски. Упражнение 6
Задание для постановки навыка ритмичности (техника shadow reading). Методика выполнения: надо одновременно читать текст, слушать соответствующую аудиозапись и повторять вслух. Скорость при этом довольно высокая и качество произношения может от этого страдать, но это не важно. В этом задании надо сконцентрироваться на соблюдении ритма.
The Dollar’s Ascendancy to the Throne.
Three years into the war, Britain, which had steadfastly held to the gold standard to maintain its position as the world’s leading currency, found itself having to borrow money for the first time. The United States became the lender of choice for many countries that were willing to buy dollar-denominated U.S. bonds. In 1919, Britain was finally forced to abandon the gold standard, which decimated the bank accounts of international merchants who traded in pounds. By then, the dollar had replaced the pound as the world’s leading reserve.
As it did in World War I, the United States entered World War II well after the fighting had started. Before it entered the war, the United States served as the Allies’ main proprietor of weapons, supplies and other goods. Collecting much of its payment in gold, by the end of the war, the United States owned the vast majority of the world’s gold. This precluded a return to the gold standard by all of the countries that had depleted their gold reserves.