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LESSON 13


- Good evening Jane.

- Good evening, Andrew.

- How are you today?

- Fine. Thank you. And you?

- Fine. Thank you.

Shall we go and have coffee somewhere?

- Yes. We must. I must tell you so many things.

- Fine. Shall we go to this cafe?

- Good.

- Where shall we sit? Perhaps there, near the window.

- All right, what will you have?

- I'll have coffee and two cakes.

- I'll have the same. Waiter!

- Yes, sir.

- Can we have two coffees and four cakes, please?

- Certainly, sir.

- But they weren't of the same family,

were they?

- No, they weren't. And there was another writer,

Horace Walpole.

- Were Horace Walpole and Sir Robert

of the same family?

- Yes, they were. Horace was

а son of Sir Robert Walpole.

Sir Robert was also а great man of business,

the leader of his party and а Member of Parliament.

- Anything else?

- Yes. He was a lover of art.

Не had a fine collection of pictures.

- I'm full of admiration for your knowledge

of the history of England.

- Oh, after all I'm a student

of English literature, aren't I?

- The question of the production of coal

is a separate question, isn't it?

- Yes, it is. And we should discuss it separately.

- But we should discuss the problem of mines

in general now, I think.

- Yes. I suppose so.

And the problem of the living conditions of miners

and their families is also very important.

- Yes. You're quite right.

Have you any other suggestions?

- Yes. I have one final suggestion.


We may also consider the problem

of schools for miners.

- Fine. This is a lot of work. Is that all?

- Yes. That's all. Thank you.

- What can I do for you madam?


- I'll take a pound of sugar, please.

Half a pound of cheese. And a tin of sardines.

- What else?

- A bottle of orange juice and

a small piece of this cake, please.

- Will that be all?

- No. A packet of cigarettes, please.

- I have many kinds of cigarettes.

What kind will you have, madam?

- Some mild cigarettes, please.

- A packet of ten or twenty?

- A packet of twenty, please, or two packets of ten.

- What will you have, sir?


- I'll have a few of these and a little of this.

- Won't you have any of those?

- Yes, I'll take some of those too.


- And perhaps a little of that?

- Good. Just a little will be enough.

- Mrs. Waller's the mother of five children, isn't she?

- Yes, she is. She's very proud of them.

- Are all her children boys or girls?


- Two of them are boys and three are girls

- Are any of them like her?

- Yes. One of them is very much like her.

The rest of them are like their father.

- Diana isn't a teacher of English, is she?

- Oh, yes, she is. I'm sure of that.

She's a colleague of my wife.

- Is your wife also a teacher of English?

- No, she's a teacher of French.

But both of them are working at the some school.


- They are members of the same union, aren't they?

- Yes, both of them are members of the Union of Teachers.

And Diana is one of the vice-presidents

of their branch.

- So she has a lot of work to do, hasn't she?

- Yes, but she's a woman of great energy

and she's very fond of her work.

^ LESSON FOURTEEN

- Where are you going, Mr. Elliot?

- I'm going to my office.

- Why are you walking?

- Because the queue for the bus

was too long.

I always go by bus,

but now I must walk.

- That's too bad, isn't it?

- Oh, no, it isn't so bad after all.

I like long walks.

- What kind of cigarette are you smoking?

- I'm smoking an Egyptian cigarette.

- Do you often smoke Egyptian cigarettes?

- No, I usually smoke English cigarettes.

- I see.

- Do you smoke cigarettes?

- No, I do not smoke cigarettes.

I smoke a pipe.

- How are you feeling today?

- I'm feeling pretty well, Thank you.

- Your heart's all right now, isn't it?

- Yes, it's perfectly all right.

- Do you ever feel any pain?

- No, I never feel any pain,

but I sometimes feel weak.

- So you must be extremely careful.

- I'm afraid I must.


- What are you reading?

- I'm reading an English paреr.

- Do you read it every day?

- No, I don't read it every day.

- It's not a daily, it's а weekly.

- When does it appear?

- It appears on Sundays.

- Do many people read it?

- Yes, it has many readers.

- How many copies do they sell?

- I'm afraid I don't know the exact figure.

- What's this music?

- Susan's playing the piano.

- I like this melody.

- She often plays it. I like it, too.

- Does she ever sing it?

- Yes she sings it from time to time.

- Does your sister often write to you?

- No she doesn't. She writes once a month.

- What does she usually write?

- She tells me about her

troubles in every letter.

- What are her troubles?

- She works too much. This is one of her troubles.

- What else?

- She has too little money. That is another trouble.

- Does she write only about her troubles?

- No, she also writes about pleasant things.

- What pleasant things?

- For instance her holidays.

- Where does she usually go for holidays?

- She usually goes to the seaside.

- Does she take her children there?

- Yes, she always takes them.

- How often do you write to her?

- I write to her every two weeks.

- Does she answer your letters quickly?

- No, not very quickly.

- You don't often go to the theatre, do you?

- No, I don't.

- Don't you like it?

- I do, but I prefer to go to the cinema.

- How often do you go to the cinema?

- I go to the cinema every week.

- And how often do you go to the theatre?

- Usually once a month.

- Do you ever go to concerts?

- Yes, I do from time to time.

- What music do you like?

- First of all I like operas.

I also like piano recitals.

- Do you like music?

- Yes. I do.

First of all I like а symphonic music.

But I like operas, too.

- Have you a job?

- Yes, I have.

- What do you do?

- I'm a secretary.

- Do they pay you well?

- Yes, they do.

- Do they pay you every week or every month?

-They pay me every week.

- How much do you get а week?

- I get 6 pounds net.

- Do you work every day of the week?

- No, I work five days a week.

I don't work on Saturdays and

I don't work on Sundays.

- Do you get holiday with pay?

- Yes, I do.

- What holidays do you get?

- I get a holiday of two weeks every year.


^ LESSON FIFTEEN

- Do you speak English?

- Yes, I do.

- Does your friend?

- No, she doesn't.

She knows some German only.

- Do you speak German?

- No, I don't. What other languages do you speak?


- I speak Russian and

I understand some French as well.

- You collect stamps, don't you?

- I don't, but my sister does.

- What stamps does she collect?

- She collects European stamps and she also has

collection of stamps with animals and plants

- I can give you a few stamps for her.

- Thank you. You're very kind.

- I'm sure she'll give you some stamps in exchange.

- Does your son go to school?

- Yes, he does.

- Does your daughter?

- No, she doesn't.

- Why doesn't she?

- She's too young.


- What does she do?

- She takes piano lessons.

- Does her teacher come to your house?

- Yes, she does.

- Do you play football?

- Yes, I do. Do you?

- No, I'm afraid I don't.

- Do you like football?

- I do. Why don't you play it?

- I don't like it.

Do they play а lot of football in your country?


- Yes, they do. It's our national sport.

- When do they play it?

- They play it in spring, summer and autumn.

- And don't they play it in winter?

- No, they don't.

- They do in my country.

- Good morning, Janet.

Where are you going?

- Good morning, Richard.

I'm going to get some medicine.

- Do you need medicine?


- I'm afraid I do.

- What medicine do you take?

- I don't know exactly. It helps me anyhow.

- Do you often take this medicine?

- Yes, I do. I need two bottles of it a month.

- When do you take the medicine?

- I take it after meals. An hour after each meal.

- Do you take any other medicines?

- I do take some pills,

six of them every day.

- Oh, that's a lot.

Do you really need all that?

- Of course, I do, Richard.

- Doesn't all that make you really ill?

- But I am ill. I can assure you.

- You certainly don't look very ill.

- How many people work in this workshop?

- About twenty.

- What do they make?

- They make gloves, shoes, suit-cases.

- Do they make these things of leather?

- They make them of leather,

а they make them of other materials, too.

- They make a lot of money, don't they?

- Yes, they certainly do.

- Who publishes this interesting magazine?

- My friend does.

- Who works with him?

- A group of young journalists do.

- Which of them writes those funny stories?

- A young girl does. She's only twenty-six.

- The magazine is very popular, isn't it?

- Yes, it is.

- What makes it so popular?

- There's a lot of humor and many

fine photographs in it.

Those make it so popular I think.

- How many people read it?

- I'm afraid I don't know.


^ LESSON SIXTEEN

- Did you know the Knights?

- Yes, I knew them. I was their friend

- William Knight was the head of the family,

wasn't he?

- Yes, he was.

- And who was Dorothy?

- Dorothy was William's wife.

- And Patrick was William and Dorothy's son?

- That's correct.

- And who was Edward?

- Edward was William's brother.

- And what was the name of William's mother?


- Elizabeth. And her husband's name was Harry.

- Washington is an American national

hero, isn't he?

- Yes, he is.

- Do you know anything about Washington's life?

- I think I know a little about it.

- Will you tell us something about

Washington's life and work?

- Good. What do you want to know?

- When did Washington live?

- He lived about 200 years ago.

- When did he die?

- Hе died in 1799.

- What happened during Washington's life?

- America became a free country.

- Wasn't America a free country before?

- No, she wasn't.

- What was she then?

- She was just a group of English colonies.

- Was there a war between the colonies and England?

- Yes, there was.

- Did, it end with America's victory?

- Yes, it did.

- Who led the American people during the war?

- Washington did.

- When did they elect him president?

- They elected him president in 1789.

- That was the year of the French revolution,

wasn't it?

- That's correct.

- But aren't America and Britain good friends now?

- Yes, they are.

America's Britain's friend and Britain's America's.

- Did relations between these

two countries change at once?

- No, not at once. First there were wars

and peace came only many years after.

- What about your shopping yesterday?

Did you buy many things?

- Oh, no. I only bought some things

for dinner and a few other small things.

- And I spent five hours in shops.

- What did you buy?

- I went to the butcher's

and I bought two pounds of meat.

- Where did you go then?

- Then I went to the grocer's and

I bought some sugar and salt.

- Did you go anywhere else?

- I went to the chemist's to get some medicine.

- I see. Was that all?

- Yes, that was almost all.

- You say "almost". What else did you buy?

- A few small things. I told you, didn't I?

- What were these small things?

- Clothes. I bought a dress, a blouse, a skirt,

a pair of shoes, a pair of stockings, and a hat.

- I see. And you spent only five hours on shopping?

- Did you really? I can't believe it.


^ LESSON SEVENTEEN

- What are you doing?

- I'm writing.

- What are you writing?

- I'm writing a letter.

- What are you writing on?

- I'm writing on fine white paper.

- What are you writing with?

- I'm writing with a pen.

- Who are you writing to?

- I'm writing to my cousin.

- What are you writing about?

- I'm writing about my visit

to the picture gallery.

- Where are you coming from?

- I'm coming from the theatre.

- Which theatre were you at?

- I was at the Comedy Theatre.

- Who did you go with?

- I went with my girl-friend.

- What was the show like?

- It was very funny.

- Who are you looking at?

- I'm looking at those people.

- What are those people doing?

- They're listening.

- What are they listening to?

- They are listening to а speaker.

- What's he speaking about?

- I can't hear.

- What language is he speaking in?

- He's speaking in Spanish, I think.

- What are you doing here?

- Nothing particular.

I'm just waiting.

- Who are you waiting for?

- I'm waiting for Bob.

- Did you ask him to come?

- Yes, I did.

- What time did you arrange for?

- We arranged for seven.

- What country do you come from?

- I come from Ireland.

- What town do you live in?

- I live in Dublin.

- Who do you live with?

- I live with my family.

- When did you come here?

- Two weeks ago.

- Who did you come with?

- I came with my wife.

- What hotel are you staying at?

- I'm staying at the "Bull's Head".


- What are you thinking of?

- I'm thinking of my next lecture.

- What day will it be on?

- It'll be on Thursday.

- What will you lecture on?

- I'll lecture on American philosophy.

- May I come to listen?

- Of course you may.

- What room will you lecture in?

- In the big room on the second floor.

- What did he come to your house for?

- Не came to ask me for something.

- What did he ask you for?

- Не asked me to give him some money.

- How much did he want to get?

- He wanted to get 100 pounds.

- Did you decide to give him the money?

- Yes, I did. I like to help people.

- What did he want the money for?

- It will help him to buy а car.


- Did he promise to return the money soon?

- Yes, he did.

He promised to return it in two months.


^ LESSON EIGHTEEN

- Are any machines made in Poland?


- Yes, a lot of machines are made in Poland.

- Are they sent abroad?

- Yes, some of them are sent abroad.

- What countries are they sent to?

- They are sent to a lot of countries.

- What's sent to Poland in exchange?

- A lot of materials are sent to Poland in exchange.

- What is this made of?

- This is made of nylon and rubber.

- Is that made of nylon as well?

- No, that isn't. That's made of leather.

- And what's that made of?

- The outside's made of glass

and inside's made of wood.

- It isn't always made of wood and glass,

is it?

- No, not always.

Sometimes the front may be

made of plastic, the back of metal

and the sides of clay.

And once I saw a thing like

that made of paper.


- Who's this meeting organized by?


- This meeting's organized by the committee.

- And who does the committee consist of?

- It consists of a chairman and seven members.

- When was the committee elected?

- The committee was elected last year.

- And who was the committee elected by?

- It was elected by all members.

- What period was it elected for?

- It was elected for four years.

- When will the next meeting be held?

- The next meeting will be held next month.

- And when will a new committee be elected?

- A new committee will be elected in three years.

- It will also be elected for four years, won't it?

- Yes, it will.

- Will you be asked to be present at the next meeting?

- Yes, I will.

- When was this palace built?

- It was built in Napoleon's times.

- Who was it built by?

- It was built by a rich aristocrat.

- Who was it occupied by?

- It was occupied by the aristocrat's

family at first and later it was sold.

- Who to?

- To a rich businessman.

It was then destroyed during a war

in the last century and rebuilt later.

- Who is it owned by now?

- It's owned by the state now.

- What can be said about these pictures?

- Quite a lot can be said about them.

They're very interesting.

- Where were they painted?

- They were painted at the end of the last century.

- How old was the painter then?

- Не was very young. He was twenty-one.

- Were many of his pictures sold then?

- No, only a few of them were sold at first.

- When were they bought by this gallery?

- They were bought at the beginning of this century.

- Can they be seen now?

- Yes, they can be seen in the gallery.

- How should the sum be paid?

- It may be paid at the bank

or it may be sent by post.

- When must it be paid or sent?

- It must be paid

or sent by October 10th.

- Can it be paid in dollars?

- No, it can't be paid in dollars.

It can be paid in pounds only.


^ LESSON NINETEEN

- There are a lot of hats in this department.

- I must buy one.

- Who for?

- For myself, of course.

Why don't you buy one for yourself?

- I don't need one.

Which of these two do you like?

- Both are very elegant and I like both.

- But which do you prefer?

- Well, to tell the truth,

I don't like either.

- And what about this one?

- This one is no good.

- Why?

- It doesn't look nice.

- What about the black one?

- Too black.

- And what about the one with flowers?

- The one like my old one?

- No, the one like Helen's.

Not elegant enough.

- And the one in the middle?

- NoI don't like it either.

The one at the bottom may be very good.

- It may. I'll put it on. What do I look like?

- You look very nice.

- How much is this one?

- This one's one pound.

- And what's the price of that one?

- Two pounds.

- It speaks for itself, doesn't it?

- I'll take off this one

and put on the one for two pounds.

- Do you like it?

- I do. And I like the other one, too.

- In fact you like too many

of them, don't you?

- I'm afraid I do. And it's difficult to choose.

- So we should come here again,

shouldn't we?

- Yes, we should.

That's a good idea,

because it's very late now.

- Can you change me a one pound.

- Just a moment. I'll see.

No, I'm sorry, I can't.

- Can you perhaps change it?

- No, I'm sorry. I can't either.

- What can I do?

- You may ask that gentleman.

- Excuse me, sir.

Neither of my friends can

change me this note.

Can you?

- No, sorry. I can't do it either.

- Did you go to Margaret's party

the day before yester day?

- Yes. I did.

- Was Rose there?

- Yes, she was.

- Did she come by herself?

- No, she came with her mother.

- Did you enjoy yourself at the party?

- Yes, we enjoyed ourselves very much

all the time except for a few minutes.

- Why? What happened then?

- Our son cut himself with a knife.

- I hope he didn't cut himself badly?

- No, not very badly. But it made him cry.

- This is our tram, isn't it? Are we getting on?

- Yes, we are.

- Where are we getting off?

- We are getting off at the stop opposite the theatre.

- How far is the theatre?

- It isn't very far. We can get there in five minutes.

Why do you ask?

- It's getting late and we mustn't be late.

- Won't you take off your coat?

- Yes, I will. It's pretty warm here.

- Will you sit down here, next to the fire?

- Yes, thank you.

- Will you have a cup of tea?

- Yes, please.

- Here you are.

- Thank you. It'll warm me up.


^ LESSON TWENTY

- What time's your plane starting?

- Mine's starting at 12:15.

What time's yours starting?

- At 1 p.m.

- Does yours fly via Amsterdam?

- No, mine doesn't.

There's another one flying that way.

- But yours doesn't fly via Amsterdam either, I think.

- No, it doesn't. It flies via Brussels.

- Whose watch is this?

- It's hers.

- Your sister's?

- Yes. Mabel's.

- And whose is this one?

- This one must be Tom's.

- Oh, no. It can't be his.

- Why can't it be his?

- Because he

never leaves his here.

- This is your car, isn't it?

- No, it isn't. It's my friends'.

- Which friends?

- Anne and Arthur's.

- The Richardsons?

- Yes. Theirs.

- Is anything wrong with the car?

- Yes, the engine doesn't work.

- The car was in a bad

accident yesterday.

- Oh, I didn't know.

Did Arthur run over anybody?

- No, he ran into a tree.

- I hope he wasn't injured was he?

- No, luckily he wasn't.


His wife wasn't either.

- They are lucky, aren't they?

- Take my things upstairs, please.

- Very good, sir.

- And bring me some newspapers.

- All right, sir. Which should I do first?

- Well, get the papers first, please.

- Very good. And what about the letters?

- Take them to the post office.

- Anything else, sir?

- Oh, yes. Is there a telephone in my room?

- Yes, there is.

- Then call me at seven tomorrow morning.

- Certainly, sir.

- But don't forget, please.

Remember - seven in the morning.

- I'll remember, sir.

- Show me some cards, please.

- With views of our town?

- Yes. And give me some paper.

- Here you are. Will this be all right?

- Yes. Thank you. How much is all this?

- Three and six.

May I put the cards and the paper together?

- Yes, do.

- Where can we meet?

- Just come to my house or ring me up.

Which do you prefer?

- Either suits me.

I can see you at your house or ring you up.

Give me your address and telephone number.

- Here you are. And may I come to your house.

- By all means do. Bring your friend with you.

- What time suits you?

- Let's make it six or seven.

- Whose is this suit-case?

- It's mine. Leave it there, please.


Don't move it.

- I'm sorry, but it can't be left here.

Please take it and put it somewhere else.


- May I put it here?

- Yes do.

Or put it on mine.

It doesn't look very heavy.

- No, it isn't heavy. You're very kind. Thank you.

- Not at all.

- John! What time shall we get up tomorrow?

- I think we should get up at 5.30.

- Oh, surely, that's too early.

- No, it isn't.

- But our train leaves at 7.30 only.

- No, it doesn't. It leaves at 6.30.

- Oh, no.

- Ring up the railway station and ask,

and they'll tell you.

- Yes, do.

- I shall.

- No, don't do that. Look it up in this time-table.

- Here it is. Neither of us was right.

The train leaves at seven.

- Seven is early enough.

Please go to bed now,

Lucy and get up at 6 tomorrow morning,

- All right. Good night John.

- Good night Oliver.

- Good night, Lucy.

- Good night, Lucy, Sleep well.


^ LESSON TWENTY-ONE

- How long did you stay in London?

- I stayed in London for ten days.

- What did you do on the first day?

- I visited the City and

the Tower of London on the first day.

- Where did you go on the second day?

- I went to the British Museum

and the National Picture Gallery.

- What did you see on the third day?

- I saw the guards in front of the Royal Palace,

and in the evening I saw a performance

at Covent Garden opera-house.

- What was your program on the fourth day?

- On the fourth day

I visited St. Paul's Cathedral

and Westminster Abbey

and in the afternoon I went to

football match with some friends of mine.

- The fifth day was Sunday, I think.

You went to Hyde Park then, didn't you?

- Yes. I did.

And I listened to speakers at Hyde Park Corner.

- Where did you go on the sixth day?

- I went to visit Windsor Castle,

and on the following day, the seventh day,

I went to the beautiful Kew Gardens by bus.

- Did you buy anything in London?

- Yes, I wanted to buy a few things and I went

shopping early in the morning on the eighth day.

- And I suppose you spent the

whole day in shops, didn't you?

- Yes, you're quite right.

But I didn't have a good time on the ninth day.

- Why didn't you? What was the matter?

- I had a cold and spent that day in bed.

- That's a pity.

Did you stay in bed on the last day as well?

- No, luckily I didn't.

On the last day, the tenth day of my stay,

I had a long walk round the town

with a friend of mine and in the

evening I had dinner with him.

- When did you leave London?

- I left London on the eleventh day in the morning.

I took a train to Dover,

then I crossed the Channel

and landed in France coat 2.30 p. m.

- Do you like this book?

- Yes. I do. And I would like to have it.

- Do you want me to give it to you?

- Well, I wouldn't like to leave you

without your only copy.

- Never mind. I wish you to accept it.

Take it. Do.

- Very good.

But what do you want me

to give you in exchange?

- Oh, I don't want anything.

- When is your husband coming back from

his trip abroad?

- I wanted him to come this month

and I asked him to do so.


- Will he bring you anything?

- I think he will.

What do you want him to bring you?

- I want him to bring me a nice raincoat.

- What else?

- I'd also like him to buy me a pair of shoes,

but he may have too little money for that.

- I'd like you to think about a wedding present

for Beryl.

- All right. I have no ideas at the moment.


- What would you like us to give her?


- I don't know.

I think she'd like to get a camera.

But can we afford one?

- That's the question.

A camera costs a lot of money.

- What would mother like us to buy?

- I don't know yet.

I think she wouldn't like us to spend

too much.

- I think we must still think it over.

- There isn't very much time left.

- I know.

- I would like you to make up your mind

about the camera.

- Good. I'll think about it.


^ LESSON TWENTY-TWO

- When were you born?

- I was born on January 3, 1920.

- When did you first go to school?

- I first went to school on September 1, 1926.

- When did you leave school?

- I left school on May 11, 1938.

- When did you first meet your husband?

- On December 31, 1937.

- When were you married?

- We were married on August 9, 1939.

- What happened when you went in?

- Nothing. Nobody saw me.

- What were all of them doing?

- Frank was listening to the radio.

- And Alice?

- Alice was having tea.

- What was Derek doing?

- Derek was sitting in the corner

and reading his paper.

- And the cat?

- The cat was sleeping under the table.

- Did you meet Henry at the restaurant?

- Yes. I did.

- What was he doing?

- He was sitting at the bar.

- Did you talk to him?

- No, I didn't. I couldn't. He wasn't by himself.

- Who was he with?

- He was with a lady.

They were talking all the time.

- But you went there again, didn't you?

- Yes, I did. But I couldn't talk to him then either.

- Why? Was he still talking to the lady?

- Exactly. And dancing with her, too.

- What were you doing this time last year?

- I was studying this time last year.

- What were you studying?

- I was studying technology.

- And you were still studying in May, weren't you?

- Yes, I was.

- And when did you take the final examination?

- I took it late in June.

- Did you work hard then?

- Yes. I did. I was learning Spanish at the same time.

- When did the accident happen?

- If happened when I was driving home yesterday.

- What was the time?

- It was exactly 7.42 p.m.

- Was the other car standing

or moving at that moment?

- It was stopping.

- Which side of the road was it stopping on?

- It was stopping on the left side.

- So it wasn't your fault.

- No, it wasn't my fault.

It was his fault.

- Was it dark then?

- It wasn't dark yet. But it was getting dark very fast.

- Was it raining?

- It was just starting to rain.

- Were there any people near the place?

- There were two people walking in this direction.

- Were they near enough

to see anything?

- Well, they were.

But I think they weren't looking at my car.


^ LESSON TWENTY-THREE

- What are you looking for?

- I'm looking for a book of mine.

- Why are you looking for it?

- I have lost it.

- When did you lose it?

- I lost it in the morning.

- When did you first come to London.

- I first come to London seven years ago.

- So you have lived in London for seven years,

haven't you?

- Yes, I have.

First I lived in Chelsea for three years

and since 1958 I've occupied

a flat in Netting Hill.


- Have you been to the cinema lately?

- Yes, I have.

- How many times have you been?

- I've been three times.

- What films have you seen?

- On Tuesday I saw an American film,

on Friday a French one

and on Saturday an Italian one.

- Has she ever been to England?

- Yes, she has.

- When was she in England?

- She went there in 1939.

- But she hasn't been in the

United States, has she?

- No, she hasn't. It has always been

her desire to visit this country.

But she has never. had the chance.

- That's too bad.

- Where are the letters?

- They've been sent off.

- Who has sent them?

- The secretary has.

- They've been sent by air, haven't they?

- No, they haven't been sent by air.

- That's no good. They may be late.

- Can we go for a walk?

- No, I cannot. I must stay at home.

I've sent for the doctor.

- Why? What's the matter?

- My daughter's ill.

- How long has she been ill?

- She's been ill for two days.

- Has she had a temperature?

- Yes, she has.

- Have you given her any medicine yourself?

- No, I haven't yet.


- At last you have come.

I've waited for you twenty minutes.

- I'm so sorry.

- Where's Sheila?

- She's gone to a concert.

- Who has she gone with?

- She's gone with Robert.

- When did they leave?

- They left an hour ago.

- What's the time?

- It's just struck five.

- Shall we have tea now?

- Well, I've already had some.

- But I've bought some cakes

and we may have them with tea.

- That's fine. Let's have tea then.

- Have you finished the book?

- No, I haven't.

- How long have you kept this book?

- I've kept it for two weeks.

- Would you like to have it for another week?

- Yes, I would.

- Do you promise to return it in time?

- Yes, I do. And I'll keep my promise.


- Have you told her to come?

- Yes. I've told her to come at once.

- When did you tell her?

- I told her half an hour ago.

- So I think we've waited too long.

- Perhaps, but shouldn't we wait till eight?

- We may.

But I've waited for her so many times

and she's never come.


^ LESSON TWENTY-FOUR

- Which of these two is cheaper?

- The black one is. The red one's much dearer.

- I think it's the cheapest of all.

- And which is the dearest?

- The green and yellow one is the dearest.

- Does Poland produce much coal?

- Yes, we produce more coal than China,

France, Japan and India.

- Also more than Germany?

- No, one third less than Germany,

and less than the United States.


- You produce more tractors now than

before the war, don't you?

- We didn't produce any before the war.

- And after the war?

- We produced more

than 2.500 tractors in 1949.

- Did you produce more in 1955?

- Yes, we did. We produced more than 8.000.

- And when did you produce most tractors?

- In 1956.

The production then was more than 8.500.

- That's more than three times as many as in 1949.

- Exactly. The production fell a little in 1957.

- What is the figure for that year?

- Nearly 7.000.

- Has the production risen again since 1957?

- Yes, it has.

- Her dress is certainly more elegant

than mine, isn't it?

- No, it isn't. Hers is just more expensive than yours.

- But it's not so expensive as Martha's, is it?

- No, it isn't. Martha's is the most expensive of all.

- And yet it certainly isn't the most elegant.

- No, yours is as elegant as hers.

- How many methods may I use?

- You can use three methods.

- Which is the best?

- The direct method is the best.

- Why do you call it the best.

Is it the simplest?

- No, it isn't the simplest, but it's the fastest.

- And the other two methods?

- The so-called natural method is not so good

as the direct one, but it's still better than

the mechanical one.

- Which one of the other two safer?

- Both are quite safe.

- And which is more often used?

- The mechanical one was more often used

before and the natural one is more often

used now.


- Excuse me. How far is it from here to the lake?

- It's about twenty miles this way,

but it's farther that way.

- Which road should I take to get there?

- You may take any of these three.

- Which is the best?

- I'm afraid

all our roads are bad now because of rain.

This one's bad, but that one's even worse,

and the third one's the worst of all.

^ LESSON TWENTY FIVE

- Will you go to town tomorrow?

- Yes, I'll go if it's fine.

- Will you go if it's fine but cold?


- No, if it's cold I won't go.

- And if you go, will you bring a present?

- I'll bring you a present if you do your work.

- Will he come tonight?

- He will, if he catches the bus.

- And what will happen if he misses the bus?

- If he misses the bus, he'll miss the train.


- And if he misses the train?

- If he does, he can't get here in time.

- Will you get your diplom a soon?

- I will if I pass the examination.

- And what will happen if you don't pass

your examination?

- If I don't pass it this time, I'll try again next year.

- And if you get your diploma this year,

what will you do?

- I'll look for a good job.

- Thank you, doctor, for everything.

- It's all right. Ring me up if the patient is worse,

though I hope he'll be better.

- Will you come again if he's worse?

- Yes, if he's worse I'll come again.

And if I can't come I'll ask my

colleague to see the patient.

- Can you give me this book?

- Yes, I can, if you promise to return it

next week.

- May my friend also take the book?

- Yes, your friend may take

it if he's also a member of our club.

- May I take it now?

- Yes. If you wish you take it now.

- But I should return it in a week, shouldn't I?

- Yes. If you take it now

you must return it in seven days.

If you take it on Monday,

you may keep it till Thursday week.

- When shall we go out?

- We'll go out when the rain stops,

- But when will it stop?

- Nobody knows. It may stop any moment.

- And if it doesn't stop?

- If it doesn't stop we may stay at home

and listen to some music on the radio.

- Do you always listen to music when it rains?

- No, not always. But if we aren't busy

we usually do.

And if there's good music, of course.


- When will you go to. China.

- I'll go when I get my holiday

and when I have enough money.

- When will you get your holiday?

- I'll get my holiday

when my colleague returns from his.

- And not before he returns?

- No, not before.

- And when will you have enough money?

- When my publisher pays me for my book.

- And when will he pay you?

- He'll pay me

when my book's published.

- Can't he do it

before it's published?

- No, he can do it

only then.

- And when will the book be published?

- It'll be published before Christmas.

- When may you cross the road?

- You may cross the road only

when the green light's оn.

- And what do you do when the red light's on?

- When the red light's on you mustn't cross.

You must wait.

- And what may I do when the yellow light's on.

- When the yellow light's on,

you should get ready to cross the road.

- Thank you.

I hope we'll remember all that

when we walk about the town.

- I'll say it once again now.

- When the red light's off

you get ready to go.

- When the yellow light's off you start.

- Or you wait, if the yellow light follows

the green one.

- Oh, yes. And when the green light's off

you stop and wait.



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