News Exercise #195


1) When was Lada founded, and what was its purpose?
2) What two situations did Lada survive?
3) What did most employees do during the crises?
4) At 2:07, how did the reporter describe these cars?
5) What did he exclaim as he sat in the sports car? (hint: he didn’t swear!)
6) What was the driver keen to show off?

Answers:
1) When was Lada founded, and what was its purpose?
It was set up in the 60s to make an affordable “people’s car” for the communist world; the Volkswagon of the Soviet Union.
2) What two situations did Lada survive?
It survived the collapse of the Soviet Union and the financial crisis of 2008.
3) What did most employees do during the crises?
Most employees continued to work for nothing (no salary). They said that they were patriots.
4) At 2:07, how did the reporter describe these cars?
He said, “These are some seriously pimped-up people’s cars.”
5) What did he exclaim as he sat in the sports car? (hint: he didn’t swear!)
He said, “Bucket seats!”. A bucket seat is the kind used in racing cars and high performance cars,. The seat holds your body in place.
6) What was the driver keen to show off?
He was keen to show off his “doughnutting” prowess.” A doughnut (or US donut) is making the car back wheels spin around the front wheels in a circle, making a black ring on the road.

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