95. THE JOB FOR AMY
Amy: Here a book I told you about, Debby. It’s called “Things We
Never Dream About” by Martin Astell. It’s extremely good! You simply must
Debby: How long may I keep it?
Amy:Oh, as long as you like. The friend I got it fromjust gone away and won’tback till the end of the month. You can keep it till then.
Debby:Thanks. By the way, Amy, you still thinking of GETTING a job, aren’t you?
Amy:Why, of course.
Debby:How would you like to work in a library?
Amy:A library? Where? What sort of a library?
Debby:A children’s library, in Camden. You remember Caroline Breech, n’t you?
Amy:The girl I stayed with in Hastings 5 years ago.
Debby:Well, she knows the man whoin charge of that library. She heard from him that therea vacancy there. He looking for some sort of a person who would handling the library’s database.
Amy:Iafraid Inot the sort they looking for. I know very little about library work.
Debby:Oh, theyn’t need a qualified librarian. Caroline made it quite clear. I think you have a very good chance of GETTING a job. Shall I give you Mr Friedman’s telephone?
Debby:The man Caroline talking about, you future boss. Caroline says he’s very charming.
Amy:Hm…It might nice to have a charming boss. It’ll make Alan a little jealous.
Debby:As far as I know Mr Friedman over 60, rather fat and completely bald.
Amy:Oh, he? So, Alan n’t need to know about it,he?
LISTEN AND TRANSLATE
Here a book I told you about, Debby.
The friend I got it fromjust gone away.
You can keep it till she comes back.
you remember Caroline Breech, Amy?
She the girl I stayed with in Hastings 5 years ago.
Shetold me about a vacancy in the library. How would you like to apply?
I afraid I not sort of a person they looking for. Library work something I know very little about.
96. HOW MEN CHANGE
Alan: you know what time it, Amy? Half past ten. I n’t know children’s libraries stayed open as late as that. I thought you finished work at five.
Amy:Oh, Alan,n’t I call you?
Alan:Yes, you. Only to tell me you not coming home yet.
Amy:Oh, I couldn’t start EXPLAINING everything on the phone, could I?
Alan:Suppose you start EXPLAINING now.
Amy:Iif you stop MAKING faces at me (to make faces at smb. – кривляться перед кем-л.).
Alan:I not making faces.
Amy:Well, never mind. I spent a most interesting evening. I met... Can you guess whom I met?
Alan:How can I? Go on, Amy.
Amy:I met Russell Preston.
Alan:Russell Preston? Where?
Amy:At the London Book Fair. I buying some books for the library. He seemed awfully pleased to see me.
Amy:He asked me to have a drink with him and then we had dinner together. It very nice.
Alan:But Amy, you said youn’t like him. After that party at the Swindons you said youn’t want to see him again. You said he a frightful bore.
Amy: I? Well, I liked him today. But it only shows how men change, n’t it?
REPEAT AND TRANSLATE
In’t know children’s libraries stayed open as late as that. = Alann’t know children’s libraries stayed open as late as that.
I thought you finished work at five, Amy. = Alan thought Amy finished work at five.
I called you to tell you I not coming home yet. = Amy called Alan and told him she not coming home yet.
You said youn’t like Russell Preston, Amy. = Amy said shen’t like Russell Preston.
You said you n’t want to see him again. = Amy said shen’t want to see him again.
You said hea frightful bore. = Amy said hea frightful bore.
Suppose you start EXPLAINING now, Amy. - Iif you stop MAKING faces at me.
I met Russell Preston. I spent a most interesting evening with him.
97. ALAN GETS A RISE (to get a rise - получить прибавку к зарплате)
Amy:Oh, here you at last! Why you looking so pleased with yourself? And what are all these parcels?
Alan:You’ll see in a moment. Here! A bottle of wine, chocolate…
Amy:And what’s this?
Alan:Caviar. You like it,n’t you, Amy?
Amy:Very much. What the meaning of all this? Why you want me to eat caviar with chocolate?
Alan:I want us to have a little celebration tonight.
Amy:To celebrate what?
Alan:You remember that old Bruce,n’t you? He retiring.
Amy:Oh, I thought heretired long ago. But why should we celebrate his retirement?
Alan:Not his retirement but my promotion, darling.
Alan:Yes, I’m taking over Mr Bruce’s job. And that means a rise, you know.
Amy:That’s really wonderful, Alan! Whenyou learn about this?
Alan:This morning. Mr Hanger called me to his room and said hedecided to give me Mr Bruce’s job. In’t expected it at all!
Amy:Oh, Alan, I’m so glad! Now what we going to do with extra money? Thereso many things we need.
Alan:I’m sure you’ll find some way of SPENDING the money, darling. You’re so good at it.
Amy:That n’t a very nice thing to say, Alan. But you’ll see how sensible I may if I try.
REPEAT AND TRANSLATE
I thought heretired long ago.
No, this morning Mr Hanger called me into his room. Hesaid hedecided to give me Mr Bruce’s job. In’t expected it at all!
ANSWER AND TRANSLATE
WhatAlan bought tonight? – He’s bought caviar, some chocolate and a bottle of wine.
Whathe want to celebrate? – He wants to celebrate his promotion.
Whose job he taking over? – Mr Bruce’s job.
heearning more now? – Yes, he’s got a rise.