56. A REAL BARGAIN (УДАЧНАЯ ПОКУПКА)
Debby: You know Amy, thisa very good shop. Look at those blouses . n’t they pretty?
Amy: Yes, they. That blue onereally beautiful.
Debby: I think the white onemore fashionable.
Amy: Yes, but it’s more expensive. Look, it costs 12 pounds.
Debby: Well, whiteoften more expensive. But look at these cotton blouses. Theyeven more expensive.
Amy: Of course, they. And theybetter for your skin.
Debby: But it’s often better to pay more to get a really good thing.
Amy: Oh no, I’m not going to buy the most expensive blouse in a shop. I want to buy something really cheap. But there n’t any cheap blouses here.
Debby: No, I’m afraid there n’t.
Amy: Oh look, there’s something cheap.
Debby: But that’s only a scarf! You n’t need a scarf.
Amy: Well, italways nice to have a new scarf. I’m going to buy it. Besides, it only costs 9.20. And ita very practical thing.
Debby:Then why youn’t buy a duster! Itthe cheapest thing in the whole shop! And the most practical too. A real bargain!
Amy: Fine, Debby. Let’s buy a scarf for me and a duster for you.
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS
Whichmore practical, a white blouse or a colored one? - A colored blousemore practical.
Whichmore expensive, a scarf or a duster? - A scarfmore expensive.
Whichmore popular in the world, Google or Yandex? - Googlemore popular, I suppose.
Whichmore beautiful, spring or autumn? - Springmore beautiful, I
Whichthe most interesting city in England? - London, I suppose.
57. A NEW MAN AT THE OFFICE
Alan: you know, Amy, we have a new man on our staff. Hegoing to be my assistant.
Amy: Really? Youa very important person now, n’t you darling?
Alan: Of course, I. From now on you must call me ‘sir’ when you speak to me.
Amy: Yes, sir! (Amy giggles). But seriously, youglad to have someone to help you, n’t you Alan? You’ve so overworked lately.
Alan: Yes, it ought to make things easier for me. He seems a promising young man.
Amy: What’s his name?
Alan: Sellvin. Sellvin Sprins.
Amy: Sellvin Sprins? He’s tall and dark, n’t he?
Alan: Yes…Yes. But howyou know?
Amy: And he has a little moustache, hasn’t he?
Alan: A little moustache? Yes, I believe he has.
Amy: And he can play the guitar, can’t he?
Alan: Really, Amy, I have no idea. He certainly n’t play his guitar at the office. But howyou know all this things about him? you met him?
Amy: I think, I.
Alan: you? Where?
Amy: n’t you remember, Alan, heone of Debby’s friends. We’ve met him once or twice at her place. It’s funny you n’t remember.
Amy: Of course, we. It’s funny you n’t remember.
Alan: Why funny? How can I possibly remember all Debby’s friends. There too many of them.
REPEAT ADDING A QUESTION TAG AS IN THE FIRST EXAMPLE AND TRANSLATE.
I suppose youa very important person now Alan. - Youa very important person now, n’t you Alan?
I’m sure, youpleased to have an assistant. - Youpleased to have an assistant, n’t you?
I think, it makes things easier for me. - It makes things easier for me, n’t it?
I think this man is tall and dark. - This man is tall and dark, n’t he?
I think he has a little moustache. - He has a little moustache, hasn’t he?
I think he can play the guitar. - He can play the guitar, can’t he?
58. SERGEI STARTS WORK AT HIS FACTORY
Mr Fyodorov: Good morning, Mr Cowely!
Mr Cowely: Good morning, Mr Fyodorov! Howyou? you had a good rest after your journey?
Mr Fyodorov: Yes, thank you, I’m feeling fine.
Mr Cowely:Good.you smoke?
Mr Fyodorov: No, thank you, I n’t.
Mr Cowely:By the way it’s not your first visit to England, it?
Mr Fyodorov: As a matter of fact it.
Mr Cowely:Really? Your Englishvery good.
Mr Fyodorov: Thank you.
Mr Cowely:Well now, let’s get down to business. I’m going to take you to our research department. Youn’t met with Mr Bell yet, you?
Mr Fyodorov: No, In’t.
Mr Cowely: He’s the head of our research department. I’m going to take you to see him in a minute. But to go back to your English. Itn’t difficult for you to write in English,it? you think you can manage to keep a written record of your work?
Mr Fyodorov: Yes, I think, I can.
Mr Cowely: Fine. By the way, could you join me for lunch today, Mr Fyodorov?
Mr Fyodorov: With pleasure.
Mr Cowely: Let’s meet in the hall at a quarter to one, then. And after
lunch I’d like to introduce you to Mr Litchfield and Mr Sways.
They’ve just come back from Russia.
Mr Fyodorov: Oh,they?
Mr Cowely: Yes. Wegoing to buy your machinery, you know.
Well now, let’s go to see Mr Bell.
REPEAT ADDING A QUESTION TAG AS IN THE FIRST EXAMPLE.
Thisnot your first visit to England, I suppose. - Itnot your first visit to England, it?
Youn’t met with Mr Bell yet, I believe. - Youn’t met with Mr Bell yet, you?
Itn’t difficult for you to write English, I expect. - Itn’t difficult for you to write English,it?
Youn’t very busy tonight, I hope. - Youn’t very busy tonight,you?
You can come to see us tomorrow, I hope. - You can come to see us
tomorrow, can’t you?