Sergei: Yes, yes. I think I know where they, Professor. Of course! Till tomorrow then. Good bye, Professor. (Sergei puts down the phone.) That Professor Attkins. He wanted to know where heput some important papers of his.
Alan: How like him!
Sergei: I have to see him at the university tomorrow and find out what he done with them.
Alan: that all he wanted?
Sergei: He also wanted to know when I leaving. Hequite surprised when I told him itthis coming Thursday.
Alan: you registered yet?
Sergei: No, not yet. I’ll do this by internet first thing tomorrow morning. And then I’mgoing to book a hotel in Paris. I want to stop for two or three nights there.
Alan: You have a cousin there, haven’t you?
Sergei: Yes, but I n’t seen him for several years. I’d like to see how he getting on.
Alan: Your MEETING with Professor Attkins take the whole morning.
Sergei: Oh, that not all! I’ve got a lot of SHOPPINGS to do, presents for the family, you know. I’msure the kids never stop ASKING what Daddybring them from England.
Alan: BUYING presentsa task business.
Sergei: Yes, rather.
Alan: Ask Amy to help you. She adores SHOPPING!
Sergei: Shealready promised to help me.
Alan: you made up your mind what yougoing to buy?
Sergei: I’mafraid not. Pullovers for the children, I suppose. And some toys, of course. But I’mnot quite sure what I ought to buy my wife.
Alan: n’t she given the hints in her letters?
Sergei: Well, she writes: “n’t waste money on any presents for me. My measurements36x27x37.
ПРОЧИТАЙТЕ И ПЕРЕВЕДИТЕ НА РУССКИЙ ЯЗЫК
Professor Attkins wanted to know where he put some papers of his.
I think I know where they .
He also wanted to know when I leaving.
You have a cousin Sergei, haven’t you? – Yes, I’d like to see him in Paris and learn how he getting on.
you going to take any presents to Russia? – Oh, I’m sure the kids never stop ASKING what Daddy bring them from England.
you made up your mind what you going to buy? - I’m not sure yet what I ought to buy my wife.
112. A HOUSE FOR THE SMILEYS
Amy: I wonder if the Smileys’veseen this advertisement in the internet?
Alan: What advertisement? Where it placed?
Amy: Here, on the CountryLife website. A house for sale, the very thing for them (как раз то, что им надо).
Alan: For sale… ‘Modern house 50 miles from London’. I doubt if they going to move so far away.
Amy: Why not? If they can’t find anything suitable near in London. And this house looks very comfortable. Here, look at those pictures.
Alan: Hm, looks rather small, I must say.
Amy: But they wanted a small house. Besides, there’s a large garden.
Alan: How can you tell if itlarge? You can see only a part of it in the picture. Besides,you know if the Smileys want a large garden? It needs a lot of work.
Amy: I can ring Debby and ask. But never mind the garden (= Бог с ним, с эти садом!). Other thingsmore important. Central heating (центральное отопление), for example.
Alan: Howyou know if there’s central heating in that house? The advertisement n’t say so.
Amy: It says it’s a modern house. Surely, in a modern house…
Alan: I wouldn’t so sure about that, you know. Besides, you n’t know if the Smileys like central heating. Some people n’t.
Amy: I can call Debby and ask.
Alan: Now theysure to want a garage and there’s nothing about one (это местоимение вместо слова "гараж", чтобы не повторять дважды это слово, а не слово "один") in the end (в довершение всего).
Amy: Of course, there’s a garage! I can see it in a picture. Here, on the left.
Alan: What? This? It looks more like a hencoop (курятник)!
You’d better ring (ты бы [лучше] позвонила) Debby and ask if she wants
to keep chickens!
Amy:n’tabsurd (Несмеши!), Alan.
Alan: Sorry, darling. I only pulling your leg. As a matter of fact (по правде сказать), the Smileysalready bought a house. I helped them over the transaction this morning.
Amy: Well, really?
ПРОЧИТАЙТЕ И ПЕРЕВЕДИТЕ НА РУССКИЙ ЯЗЫК
I wonder if the Smileysseen this advertisement.
A modern house 50 miles from London.
I doubt if they’ll want to move so far away.
The houseso comfortable, and there’s a large garden.
How can you tell if it’s large? Andyou know whether ("whEther", а не "wEAther" - это частица, которая употребляется в косвенных вопросах как и другая частица "if") they want a large garden?
There’s central heating in the house and a garage.
How you know (Откуда ты знаешь, есть ли...?) if there’s central heating in that house?
And your garage looks more like a hencoop in the picture.