62. ALAN NOT LIKE IT
Alan: A job with The Bell Enterprises? Why on earthyou want this job,
Amy: I want to earn some money. We need some more money, n’t we?
Alan: Nonsense, I earn enough. And I’m () going to get a rise.
Amy: But you n’t know for certain, you? Besides, I simply n’t want to stay at home. I just want something more interesting to do.
Alan: But what can you do at in the office? You n’t like WORKING with a computer, you?
Amy: Oh, I n’t mind it.
Alan: But you can’t work well enough with computer programs, can you?
Amy: I only need more practice.
Alan: But look here, Amy. Whogoing to do all the housework? You’ve
always said it’s a full time job. You n’t want to work day and night, you?
Amy: Of course, I n’t. But I have you and Jeena to help me, haven’t I?
Alan: Yes, Jeena… you thought about her? Whogoing to look
Amy: Jeenaalready grown up, Alan. She n’t need looked after
Alan: Jeenaat a very difficult age. You never know what she might do.
Amy: Oh, Alan, you’re only saying this to upset me.
Alan: All right, darling. Let’s stop ARGUING. After all, you n’t got this job yet, you?
REPEAT ADDING A QUESTION TAG AS IN THE FIRST EXAMPLE.
Youn’t earn enough money, I’m afraid Alan. - You n’t earn enough, you Alan?
You n’t like WORKING on a computer, I believe. - You n’t like
WORKING on a computer, you?
You n’t want to work day and night, I expect. - You n’t want to work day and night, you?
Jeena n’t need looked after by anybody, I think. - Jeena n’t need looked after by anybody, she?
63. MONEY WORRIES
Amy: You look worried, Alan. What’s the matter?
Alan: Yes, the next payment for the house. It’s due next week.
Amy: But we've just sent off the payment, n’t we?
Alan: Really, darling. We’ve had the house for 8 years now, and you say that
every month. No, the new paymentdue next week, and we n’t got the money for it.
Amy: Ah, now you see, Alan, I ought to have a job.
Alan:All right, all right. But whatwe going to do now?
Amy: Can’t we borrow some money?
Alan:Who from? The Litchfields, perhaps.
Amy: Oh no, we can’t spend our lender’s money. Wen’t know them well enough.
Alan:That’s true. We’ve only known them for two years. What about Debby then? You’ve known her for years and years, Amy.
Amy: Yes, but I know she n’t got any money now. She’s had a lot of expenses lately.
Alan:That’s too bad. I reallyn’t know what we can do.
Amy: I know. We can ask aunt Gwen.
Alan:Aunt Gwen? Hmm, I wonder.
Amy: n’t say “hmm”, shemy aunt after all (какникак).
Alan:All right. Then you must talk to her, Amy.
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
How longAlan and Amy had their house? – They’ve had it for 8 years.
How longthey known the Jones’s? - They’ve known them for 2 years.
How longAmy known Debby? – She’s known her for years and years.
LISTEN AND REPEAT
Amy: Whyyou look so worried, Alan?
Alan: The next payment for the housedue next week. We n’t got the money for it.
Alan: Who from? Debby, perhaps.
Amy: She n’t got any money now. She’s had a lot of expenses lately. But we can ask aunt Gwen.
64. THE POSTCARD FROM PARIS
Alan: you talked to aunt Gwen about that loan, Amy?
Amy:No, I can’t get in touch with her.
Alan:What’s the matter with her? Wen’t seen her since our dinner party.
Amy:That’s almost 6 weeks. And wen’t heard from her since the last month.
Alan: But youtried to ring her up, n’t you?
Amy:Yes, I’ve tried several times since yesterday’s morning, but without any luck.
Alan: Perhaps, her phoneout of order.
Amy: It may . Or she may ill.
Alan: That n’t very probable. She n’t ill for years. Sheas strong as a horse.
Amy: Perhaps, she’s had an accident. She may notat home. She may at hospital.
Amy: Please, Alan.go to her house and find out.
Alan:Must I go now? It’s so cold this evening.
Amy: Please, darling,.
Alan:Oh, well. I suppose I must. Look, Amy. There’re some letters in the letter box... A gas bill. That can wait. A letter from Sergei Fyodorov.
Amy: Oh, good! We n’t heard anything from him since 5th (the fifth).
Alan:And what’s this? A postcard from Paris!
Amy: Give it to me! “Parislovely even in February. I feel 20 years younger. Love to you both, Aunt Gwen.” Well, well, fancy that!
Alan and Amy seen aunt Gwen recently? – No, they n’t seen her since their dinner party.
they heard from her recently? - No, they n’t heard from her since the end of last month.
Amy tried to ring her up? – Yes, she’s tried several times since yesterday morning.
the Jones had a letter from Sergei recently? – No, they n’t had any letters from him since 5th (the fifth).
WhereAunt Gwenall this time? – She’s in Paris.
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