Phần 1: Ấn tượng ban đầu gặp gỡ

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Nhân dịp đám cưới hoàng gia giữa hoàng tử William và cô bạn thời đại học, Kate Middleton vào tháng Tư sắp tới, trang Learning English của BBC Thế giới vụ vừa mở chương trình đặc biệt nói về chuyện tình yêu và hôn nhân.

Bài một của chương trình đặc biệt này nói về cái thuở ban đầu lưu luyến ấy. Đó là ấn tượng ban đầu khi hai bên gặp nhau.

Trước hết, mời các bạn nghe bài phỏng vấn hoàng tử William và Kate về kỷ niệm ngày đầu gặp gỡ của họ.

Image caption William và Kate về thăm trường xưa

Trong lúc nghe đoạn phỏng vấn William và Kate, các bạn hãy chú ý tìm thông tin để trả lời hai câu hỏi này:

1. How long were William and Kate friends before they became a couple?

William và Kate quen nhau bao lâu trước khi thành đôi?

2. Which event, at the start of Kate's time at university, was William not there for?

William không có mặt tại sự kiện gì lúc Kate mới vào đại học?

Các bạn có nghe được hết không? Nếu gặp khó khăn nghe hiểu đoạn phỏng vấn vừa rồi. Các bạn có thể bấm vào bảng Lời thoại và lời giải bên trên để tìm câu trả lời nhé.

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Image caption William và Kate (hình trái). David và Jennifer (hình phải)

So với mối tình hoàng gia trên, mối tình đời thường giữa David và Jennifer cũng thú vị không kém. Họ vừa đính hôn và cũng sắp làm đám cưới với nhau. Khi nghe đoạn phỏng vấn David và Jennifer do Yang Li thực hiện. các bạn chú ý trả lời hai câu hỏi này nhé:

3. How did David and Jennifer first meet?

David và Jennifer đã gặp nhau lần đầu trong hoàn cảnh nào?

4. What - according to Jennifer - helped their relationship develop before they became a couple?

Theo lời Jennifer thì điều gì giúp mối quan hệ của họ tiến triển tốt khi họ đã thành đôi?

Đến đây là hết bài học kỳ này. Mời các bạn đón học bài sau với chủ đề: Buổi hẹn hò đầu tiên.

Lời thoại và lời giải - Answers & Transcript

William: We were, obviously… we met at university, at St Andrews, and we were friends for over a year first. And it just sort of blossomed from then on. We just spent more time with each other and had a good giggle, had lots of fun, and realised we were sharing the same interests, and just, you know, had a really good time. She’s got a really naughty sense of humour which kind of helps me ‘cos I’ve got a very dirty sense of humour. So… it was good fun. We had a really good laugh, and then things happened.

Tom Bradby: And Kate, what did you think of William? I mean, he’s clearly not quite the same as meeting your average, you know, university…. maybe it was! I don’t know, but…what was your first impression?

Kate: Actually, William wasn’t there for quite a bit of the time, initially. He wasn’t there for Freshers’ week, and… erm, so it did take a bit of time for us to get to know each other. But we did become, you know, very close friends from quite early on.

Yang Li: Jennifer and David are with me now in the studio. Hi guys! It's fantastic to have you on the programme.

Jennifer: Thank you. Hello, it's great to be here.

David: Hello, yeah. Thanks for having us.

Yang Li: Welcome. We heard William and Kate describe how their romance blossomed out of a friendship. Was that the way with you, or was it love at first sight?

Jennifer: I first met Dave when he was interviewing me for a job, interestingly enough. And I remember going home that evening and telling my mum that I’d seen a very good-looking guy who was interviewing me! But then when I did get the job and started work there, erm, we became friends… initially.

Yang Li: What was your impression, David, of Jennifer?

David: Well, obviously I’m quite professional, so on the… on the job interview side, then, erm, I obviously did note that I was, er, quite attracted to her. But at the time we were in relationships, so, as Jenny said, it was erm… we were good friends, and then when we became single in our relationships we were able to ... to start dating.

Jennifer: I would say David and I worked opposite one another for quite a long period of time, so we got to know one other quite closely within a work arena.

Yang Li: As colleagues?

Jennifer: As colleagues, exactly. And a lot of what developed was based on, I think, humour… with one another. We laughed a lot in the office, and I always seemed to have a very good time when I was at work.

Yang Li: The sense of humour. Do you share the same sense of humour?

David: I think Jenny and I do have the same sense of humour. I think we, you know, obviously really enjoy our… each others’ company, and… there was a real core grounding for us with that. And we just love spending time together.

1. How long were William and Kate friends before they became a couple?

Over a year.

2. Which event, at the start of Kate's time at university, was William not there for?

Freshers' week (a special week of social events for new university students).

3. How did David and Jennifer first meet?

David interviewed Jennifer for a job at his office.

4. What - according to Jennifer - particularly helped the relationship between her and David to develop?

Humour.