listening lab 0817

 

Step 1: Read the questions below.

質問を読んでください。

 

 1.  Why do some Americans complain about immigrants?  

 

2.  What do Google, Yahoo! and Kraft Foods have in common?  

 

3.  Where is Ulukaya from originally?  

 

4.  Did Ulukaya work in a factory or on a dairy farm before starting his own business?    

 

5.  How many people work for Chobani now? ​

 

 

Step 2:  Listen to the audio and try to answer the questions.
オーディオを聞いて、 質問に答えて見て下さい。
 
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Step 3:  Listen again while you read the article.

記事を読みながら、もう一度聞いてみてください。
   
       Some people in the US complain that immigrants take jobs from Americans, but the truth is complicated.  Yes, immigrants sometimes take some low-paying jobs, often jobs that Americans don't want to do, but sometimes it's just the opposite — they create jobs for Americans.  Did you know that Google, Yahoo!, YouTube, Kraft Foods, and P&G were all founded by immigrants?  They were! And if you include the companies that were built by the children of immigrants, there are too many to count.
 
     Hamdi Ulukaya is one of the more recent of these immigrant success stories. Ulukaya arrived in America from Turkey 23 years ago on a student visa with almost no money in his pocket.  He is a billionaire now.   He is the founder of a company that makes Greek yogurt.  He named the company Chobani, which means "shepherd," because in the small Kurdish village in Turkey where he grew up, his family raised goats and sheep and made cheese and yogurt.   
 
     Ulukaya's success didn't come overnight.  When he arrived in the US, he didn't speak English.  He studied for years, and he found work on a dairy farm in upstate New York.   He worked hard, and eventually he started a small business making feta cheese.  Then one day, he saw an ad for a yogurt plant that was for sale.  The company that was selling it was none other than Kraft Foods.  The company had decided to close the plant, which would mean a loss of 200 jobs in the small town.  Kraft's asking price was $700,000, which was a lot of money, but Ulukaya knew it was a very good deal for a fully equipped yogurt plant.  Ulukaya managed to get a loan and buy the plant, and the rest is history. 
 
      Thanks to Ulukaya, the town did not lose those 200 jobs.  Instead, over the years, Chobani has steadily created more jobs.  Chobani now employs about a thousand people. Ulukaya not only changed his own life, but he helped the people of the town and changed what many Americans eat for breakfast. 
 

  

Step 4:  Check your answers.

答えをチェックしてください。

 

1.  Why do some Americans complain about immigrants?

They think they take jobs from Americans.  

 

2.  What do Google, Yahoo! and Kraft Foods have in common?

They were all founded by immirants.  

 

3.  Where is Ulukaya from originally?

He is from (a small Kurdish village) in Turkey.  

 

4.  Did Ulukaya work in a factory or on a dairy farm before starting his own business?

He worked on a dairy farm.    

 

5.  How many people work for Chobani now?

About a thousand people do.

 

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