Kazakhstan 3

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

AGE: 25

DATE OF BIRTH (DD/MM/YYYY): 18/02/1995

PLACE OF BIRTH: Angren, Uzbekistan, but raised in Shymkent, Kazakhstan

GENDER: female

ETHNICITY: Korean

OCCUPATION: quality manager for a call center

EDUCATION: uncompleted higher

AREAS OF RESIDENCE OUTSIDE REPRESENTATIVE REGION FOR LONGER THAN SIX MONTHS:

The subject was born in Angren, Uzbekistan, but was raised in Shymkent, Kazakhstan. At the time of this recording, she had been living in Moscow, Russia, for five years.

OTHER INFLUENCES ON SPEECH:

The subject watched American and Australian television shows.

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RECORDED BY: Ivan Masterov

DATE OF RECORDING (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/09/2020

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ORTHOGRAPHIC TRANSCRIPTION OF UNSCRIPTED SPEECH:

One thing I would like to share about myself is that I am a big fan of tennis. My first encounter with the world of professional tennis was about 10 years ago. I never thought that it can be such an interesting and breathtaking sport. Initially, it seemed to me as a boring activity that requires only running from one corner to another and hitting a ball with a racquet. However, after watching several tournaments, I absolutely fell in love with tennis. One must be very athletic, smart, fierce, and fearless in order to be good at it. Mental health is extremely important, and sometimes you can win your opponent easily if your mental health is stronger. You can also quickly lose the match if you lose your concentration during the tie-breaks and while serving for the match. Unfortunately, this year was a catastrophe for the tennis world due to coronavirus. Two Grand Slams were delayed, and now tennis players have to play two Grand Slams in one month, which is very difficult. However, I still believe we will witness a lot of new champions and unforgettable matches.

[The subject reads a passage from the Russian novel The Master and Margarita, by Mikhail Bulgakov]: “Это водка?” слабо спросила Маргарита. Кот подпрыгнул на стуле от обиды. “Помилуйте, королева,” прохрипел он, “разве я позволил бы себе налить даме водки? Это чистый спирт.”

[Transliteration: “Ehto vodka?” slaboh sprosilah Margarita. Khot podprygnul nah stuleh ot obydi. “Pomiluiteh, khorolevah,” prokhripel ohn, “Razveh ya pozvolil bi sebeh nalit’ dameh vodki? Ehto zhystiy spyrt.”

English translation: “Is that vodka?” Margarita asked in a fragile way. The cat leaped up on the chair from the insult. “I beg your pardon, m’lady,” he snored. “Would I be so offensive as to pour vodka for a lady? It’s pure spirit.”]

TRANSCRIBED BY: Ivan Masterov

DATE OF TRANSCRIPTION (DD/MM/YYYY): 06/09/2020

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