An Opera Singer in Moscow

 
 
 

Tatiana talks about her life and globalization.
 

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tasty individual in my opinion
values abroad all over the world
unique process good thing
tasty squeeze beauty of its own
useful surround surroundings
opera special theater (2)
fresh opinion consequence

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Transcript

My name is Tatiana Pechnikova, and I live in Moscow.

What do you do for a living?

I’m an opera singer, and I work at Moscow’s Novaya Opera Theater.

What does globalization mean to you?

In my opinion, one good thing about globalization is that it brings people from all over the world closer together.

But unfortunately, one of the consequences is that national values and some of the uniqueness of individual cultures are lost in the process.

What’s your favorite food?

I love simple and tasty food: meat, fish, vegetables and freshly squeezed fruit juice.

Basically, food that good for me and that tastes good.

Which countries would you like to visit?

I’d like to go abroad and visit countries like Italy, France, and Spain. Every country has something special about it; a beauty of its own. I find it interesting to see the differences to my own country.

What makes you happy?

My surroundings make me happy. To have work that makes me feel useful. And my health is also important to me. I just want to live and sing; then everything is fine.

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Questions

Nursery Rhymes, Mother Goose Rhymes. Who is this person? What’s her name? Where is she from?

Children’s Songs, School Songs. Tatiana is a concert pianist. True or False? What is her profession? What’s her job?

Folk Songs, Folk Music. According to Tatiana, is globalization entirely good, mostly good, in the middle, both good and bad, neither good nor bad, largely negative, or horrible and terrible? What does she think about it?

Ballad. Her favorite foods are pizza and spaghetti. Is this correct or incorrect? Is she a vegetarian? What are her favorite foods? Her favorite foods are . . . . . . .

Pop Music. Tatiana only wants to stay home, listen to music, watch music videos, sing and dance. Is this right or wrong? She would like to visit . . . . because . . . . .

Rap, Hip-Hop. Do gold and diamond jewelry, and luxury cars make her happy? What makes her happy?

Hard Rock, Heavy Metal. Does Tatiana want to be a famous celebrity? What is her goal or ambition?
 
 
 
House Music, Techo Music, Dance Music. I love to sing. Yes or No? Do your friends love to sing (in public)?

Brass Band, Marching Band. Do you often attend the opera, ballet or symphony orchestra? Are opera, symphony orchestra, and ballet popular in your city?

Classical Music. What kind of music do you like? Who is your favorite singer or band?

Baroque Classical Music. Do you live in Moscow? Are you from Moscow? Have you ever been to Moscow?

Medieval Music, Celtic Music. Have you met people from Moscow? Who were they? What were they doing?

Latin Music, Spanish Music. Describe the climate and geography of Moscow and Russia in general.

Indian Music, Bollywood Music. Describe the economy of Moscow or Russia in general. What the main industries?

Philharmonic Orchestra.
Does Moscow have any problems? What are some problems or challenges facing Moscow?

Instrumental Music. Describe the food of Russia.

New Age Music. What are some tourist attractions in Moscow (cultural, historical, natural)?

Busking, Street Music. What comes to mind when you think of Moscow? What do you associate with Moscow?
 
 
 
 
 
 

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