Amy: So, yougoing to visit Professor Attckins Sergei.
Sergei: Yes, heinvited to spend a few days in his place in
Amy: Tell me, what sort of manhe?
Sergei: Oh, hevery pleasant and friendly. He’s a great expert on business management. Hehelped me a lot in my work.
Amy: But I expect he’s a bit of a bore like most professors.
Sergei: Oh no, not at all! Just the contrary! (Как раз наоборот). He
tells very amusing stories, mostly about himself.
Sergei: Yes, heextremely absent-minded, you know. When I first saw him he trying to get into the lift with an open umbrella. Once while we all waiting for him to begin his lecture he
entered the lecture room, looked at us and said: ‘That’s all for today,
ladies and gentlemen. I hope you’vefound my lecture quite clear
Amy: That’s wonderful, Sergei!
Sergei: Yes, and yesterday when I just putting salt into his tea! I
stopped him just in time.
Amy: But whatthose stories he tells about himself?
Sergei: Well, herethe latest. The other day he travelling by
train. When the guard (кондуктор) came to check his tickets the
professor couldn’t find it. The guard left him and came again a little later. But the professor still looking for his tickets. The guard said: “Never mind, sir! If youn’t find it you’ll have to buy another
one, that’s all”. “But I certainly must find it”, said the professor. “If I n’t find it I won’t know where I going”.
Amy: That’sa very good story. But I think he just invented it.
Sergei: Maybe, but still with Professor Attckins everything
possible. When I get to his place I may easily find he’sforgotten all
about his invitation and gone away.
LISTEN, REPEAT AND TRANSLATE
When I saw first Professor Attckins he trying to get into the lift
with an open umbrella.
Once when we all waiting for him to begin his lecture he
entered the lecture room and said: “That’s all for today”.
When I met him in a college snack bar yesterday he just putting