Cafe Puccini lesson

Английский по методу A J Hoge с адаптацией от Романа Пронина.  Это большой урок.

Короткая рассказ, ministory, vocabulary (урок грамматики) по нисходящей

My favorite spot in San Francisco is
Cafe Puccini- located in the North Beach
neighborhood of the city. North Beach has a long and interesting history.
It was originally the neighborhood for Italian
immigrants in the city- and
even today it has many Italian people, cafes, and restaurants.
As a kid, the famous baseball player Joe Dimaggio lived in North Beach.
The most famous period for the neighborhood,
however, was in the late 1950s and the 1960s—when North Beach
served as the center of San Francisco’s
In particular, North Beach was home to the Beat writers and poets.
The Beats developed a new, free, open
style of writing. They also
challenged the
conservative society of America in the 50s, and
helped create San Francisco’s
uniquely liberal culture.
Many credit the Beats as the fathers and mothers of the 1960s
cultural renaissance in America.
Among the most famous Beat writers were Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Gary Snyder-
all of whom lived in North Beach
at various times in their lives. The
focal point
of the movement  was City Lights Bookstore-
owned by
the anarchist poet  Lawrence Ferlinghetti. In the 1950s, City Lights
made history when they published Allen Ginsberg’s
controversial poem «Howl»- which
shocked mainstream Americans at the time.
Soon after, Jack Kerouac
followed with his books «On The Road» and «
The Dharma Bums«— and the Beat movement
was born. Ferlinghetti is
still the owner of the bookstore, and City Lights is still a popular
independent publisher.
And North Beach is still home to artists and writers,
although it has become much more expensive
and now attracts
wealthier residents as well as tourists.
Even though
the literary scene is not what it used to be- North Beach still has many
family owned cafes. You’ll find artists, writers, poets,
entrepreneurs, musicians, businesspeople, and tourists
relaxing together in them. My favorite is Cafe Puccini,
which is named afterthe Italian 
opera composer. The cafe owner is Italian. He often plays opera music, and every day he sits at a table in the back and chats with his friends.
They hold long animated conversations in Italian,
adding to the music of the place.
I go to that cafe often. I usually get
mocha, find a small table, and    
then write articles for Effortless English. Sometimes I study a
little Spanish or Japanese. Sometimes I read. Sometimes
I just watch the people walk by the windows.
The staff
never seems
to mind that I stay a long time- they are always friendly.
On sunny days I sit at a table on the
sidewalk, but now,
during the winter, I stay 
If you get a
chance to visit San Francisco, stop by Cafe Puccini. Its located near the 
intersection of Columbus and Vallejo streets, in North Beach.
Be sure to bring a book by Kerouac or Ginsberg. Sit
enjoy the opera music, and 
relax for a while. No one will 
hurry you.
Для более полного освоения курса рекомендую со словарем заниматься отдельно.

ministory (2 аудио)

conservative people hate him

King accepted

he seemed very confident

Mike is famous in the American literary scene

he’s a very controversial writer creates a lot of conflict a lot of argument
his writing creates disagreement

I challenge you to a competition to prove who the best writer really


to prove

Stephen King wrote calmly and slowly (см.суффикс ly в английском)

he seemed very confident

he shook his head, he moved his feet, he smiled, he frowned, he cried and he laughed

he shook his head

he moved his feet

he frowned

he laughed

they decided that both papers were so good

they could not pick a winner, everybody else was shocked



though there was not a clear winner this competition started a new movement called Fast write

suddenly everywhere in America writers tried to write quickly

so suddenly

many writers tried to copy Mike and Stephen King’s fast writing

again this time with some questions

what kind of writer is he?

do does everybody like his writing?

they do not liberal people of Israel

people who like change and new things like his writing

to hold in this case means to have or to do

they decided to hold the competition in New York City

what’s his face animated when he wrote?

when he wrote he smiled, you frown, he moved his face, a lot a lot of facial gestures

he is space was very animated his body was very animated

what else did he do?

it means a lot of people copied

he makes noise

it was a a lot of people follow this technique of fast writing

he came up big movement the Mexico, to Canada, to Europe rightsize

most writers in this movement very bad writers none of them could match

Напутствие от Hoge:

I could beat Mike and Stephen King all right please stop your iPod now
tell the story out loud….
you don’t need to say every word correctly, however try to use the new vocabulary correctly
don’t memorize the story…..
if you have trouble, if you can’t do it, listen again and then try again to tell the story yourself ,okay.

vocabulary (3 аудио)

if Mexicans come to America and they want to live here they are immigrants

Renaissance when there is a lot of Art and Science, so the art improve a lot of great art, coming from one city, or one country, or one area

writing in books is literary

so back in the 1950s and 60s a San Francisco had a lot of good writers and famous writer

we talked about the Italian Renaissance back in the 1500s and 1600s so suddenly and Italy there was a lot of great art

they are or maybe even returned to the past

liberal wants to change society make it better

so at the time American society in the fifties was very conservative

people didn’t like change they wanted everyone to be normal and the same

beat writers this group called the Beats

they disagreed with the conservative Society of America in the 50s

they were very liberal and they helped create San Francisco’s liberal culture

we call back a movement when a large group of people joined together to change something, may be an art may be in society

I guess is a kind of political communist capitalism

interact communicate equally as equals

the simple version

 very different was controversial something that is controversial causes, disagreement it, makes people disagree it, sometimes creates a conflict

literary scene usually means a situation or a group of people.

so say you are mentioned a list of people you find in the cafes, you’ll find artists, writers, poets, entrepreneurs

very strong many people are against abortion

entrepreneur is a business person, but it’s someone who owns start their own
but an employee at Microsoft someone who works there is not an entrepreneur

the staff never seems to mind that I stay a long time

in this case the verb, to mind means to be bothered by something or to care about something or to be upset by something

to be upset by something

it doesn’t bother them it’s okay

they’re talking loudly if they have a lot of emotion

most of you probably know this word, an intersection is where two streets across each other or meet or maybe more Caffe Puccini is at the intersection it’s where Columbus and Vallejo

I stay a long time and this case the verb to mind means to be bothered by something
I think is a little easier than some of our past articles
you will absorb the vocabulary

Словарь (анг.-анг.):

immigrants: foreigners who come to live in a (new) country

period: time

served as: was

literary: re: writing and books

renaissance: a time of artistic improvement; a time of art (and science)

in particular: specifically

developed: made,

created style: way of doing something

challenged: disagreed with

conservative: traditional; old; against change

uniquely: specially; not like others

liberal: new; wanting change and improvement

credit: compliment; identify

renaissance: a time of great art (and science)

various: different, some

focal point: center point; gathering place

the movement: a change in society; a group trying to change society

anarchist: political group that is against authority and control

made history: became famous; did something famous

controversial: creates conflict or disagreement

shocked: surprised and angered

mainstream: normal (society, culture) independent

publishers: a small bookstore or publisher (not a chain)

wealthier residents: richer people (living in the neighborhood)

entrepreneurs: businesspeople who start and own a business

named after: given the same name as someone or something

composer: someone who writes music

hold: have; do

animated: emotional; having a lot of movement and gestures
to mind: to be bothered; to care
the intersection: where two (or more) streets cross each other
hurry: rush; make you leave quickly

Упражнения. Проверьте себя как вы усвоили материал произнесите на английском эти выражения:

Мое любимое место

Кафе Puccini- расположено

окрестности города

даже сегодня

особенно, конкретно

создать, разработать

стиль письма


консервативное общество Америки

помогли создать

уникальная либеральная культура

эпоха культурного возрождения 

координационный центр, место сбора


противоречивая поэма

шокированы нормальные (Американцы)

последовать, последующими (его книгами)

был рожден

все еще владелец

независимые издательства

привлечь, привлекает

состоятельные люди

литературная сцена


Они ведут длинные эмоциональные (разговоры)

Перекресток (пересечение)


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