101. YOUNG MILLER FOUND
Amy: I’m so glad that the boyfound.
Alan: n’t I tell you they would find him? Where he found?
Amy: In Canterbury.
Alan: Oh! Howhe manage to get as far as that (так далеко)?
Amy: He got there in Mr Perckin’s van.
Amy: Mr Perckinn’t know about it, of course. His van standing in
front of his shop. And the boy just got in (to get in - пролезать внутрь) at the back (с задней стороны).
Alan: And got a free ride to Canterbury. He probably hoped he would get to Dover. Howthe police catch him?
Amy: Theyn’t exactly catch him. He went to the police station himself.
Alan: A-ah, he thought better of the whole thing (to think better of it -
Amy: Yes, particularly as he found he’d lost all his money. But he
promised he would never run away again.
Alan: Howthey send him home?
Amy: Mr Miller went himself to fetch him.
Alan: And had it out with (to have it out with smb. - разобраться с кем-л.; жестко поговорить с кем-л.) him when they got home, I suppose.
Amy: Nothing of the kind! Mr Miller wanted to, but his wife thought it better not to discuss the thing at all (вообще).
Alan: Now you see, the Millers simplyn’t strict ( strict -
строгие) enough with that boy of theirs.
Amy: In’t think so. Mr Millertoo strict with him sometimes. And he n’t try to make friends with (по/дружить/ся с к-л.) his son. But Mrs Miller tries very scientific about it (по-научному; с научной
точки зрения: Миссис Миллер старается старается подходить к этому с научной точки зрения).
Alan: These modern ideas! When I a boy I never…
Amy: Now, now, Alan, I know a thing or two from your mother. What
about that walk on the roofs? Or the experiment with your father’s gun?
Alan: Oh well, just stop your harmless jokes.
Amy: That’s exactly what young Jack says.
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AND TRANSLATE
Where young Jones found? - In Canterbury.
Howhe manage to get as far as that? - He got there in Mr Perckin’s van.
Whyhe go to Canterbury? - He probably hoped he would get to Dover.
Whyhe go to the police? - Because he found helost all his money.
Whathe promise? - He promised he would never run away again.
Whathis mother think of all that? - She thought it was better not to
discuss this thing at all.
102. DEBBY AND AMY TALK ABOUT AMY’S JOB
Debby: You n’t told me anything about your job yet, Amy. What exactly you doing at present?
Amy: Cataloguing new books. We’ve bought quite a lot of science fiction (научная фантастика) lately.
Debby: children like READING at all now?children like
books like that?
Amy: Oh yes, theyextremely interesting (ВНИМАНИЕ! interesting - интересные. НО interested in smth. - интересоваться
ч. либо) really! I would read them myself if I had more time, but Ifar too busy now. Work at my job, and the house KEEPING.
Debby: Couldn’t Alan and Jeena help you a little?
Amy: Jeenan’t much good ( not much good - толку чуть; никакого толку ). Besides, she’s busy with her lessons lately. And Alan doing his best (to do one's best - стараться изо всех сил), but he’s no good ( no good - не получается) at all (совсем) at house work, poor darling.
Debby: It’s your own fault, Amy. If I had a husband I would train him better.
Amy: Perhaps, youwould. I always find it quicker to do everything myself.
Debby: That’s why you’re overworked.
Amy: I’m not getting enough sleep, that’s the worst.
Debby: You start very early,n’t you?
Amy: Yes, our librarymoved further west lately. And it’s a long way from here.
Debby: Well, then try to go to bed earlier. If you went to bed at ten you would get enough sleep, surely.
Amy: Yes, you’re right, Debby. I’ve tried that, but somehow itn’t work (не получается). We always sit up too late, (to sit up - засиживаться
допоздна) Alan and I.
Debby: Listen, Amy, I have an idea. That library of yours has several branches, hasn’t it?
Amy: Yes, it has, but what about it (= А что?)?
Debby: Ask them to transfer you to another branch. If you worked nearer
home, you wouldn’t waste so much time on the journey (to waste time on smth. - тратить на ч.-л. время).
Amy: What? Oh no, that’s out of the question (= это невозможно)!
Amy: If In’t have that hour on the tube I wouldn’t have time to read
any books at all. And I must read something as a librarian, mustn’t I?
LISTEN, REPEAT AND TRANSLATE
Alanno good at all at house work. - If I had a husband // I would train him better.
I’m not getting enough sleep. - If you went to bed at ten // you would get
If you worked nearer home // you wouldn’t waste so much time on a journey
If I n’t have that hour on the tube // I wouldn’t have time to read any books at all.
103. AUNT GWEN GETS A LEGACY
(to get a legacy - получать наследство)
Amy: Aunt Gwen, how nice to see you again! Please come in.
Alan: Oh, how you, aunt Gwen?
Aunt Gwen: I’m very well, thank you! I’m glad to find you at home, Alan.
I want to ask your advice.
Aunt Gwen: Of course! But In’t know I would want to ask for it.
Amy: Whatit aunt Gwen? What can Alan do for you?
Aunt Gwen: Here, read this letter.
(Alan reads the letter)
Alan: Hm…Very interesting.
Aunt Gwen: Yes,n’t it? Well, what I’m going to do about it?
Amy: But whatit all about? Whyn’t you tell me? If you told
me I might give you some advice too.
Alan: Aunt Gwengot a legacy, Amy. This letter from her solicitor in Australia . Her cousin thereleft her a small sheep farm.
Amy: A sheep farm in Australia? How peculiar! It would much simpler if itin this country.
Aunt Gwen: If I20 years younger I wouldn’t hesitate to go out
there and run the farm (to run a farm - держать ферму) myself.
Alan: If Iyou, aunt Gwen, I would instruct the lawyer to sell the
farm, and I would spend the money on a good holiday abroad.
Amy: And if Iyou, aunty, I would see the farm before I sold it.
Aunt Gwen: If I had money to spare I would do exactly as what you suggest, Amy. As it (- Но увы!), I think Ifollow Alan’s advice and sell the farm. I’ve no idea how much itworth. ( worth - стоить)
Alan: If you wrote to that lawyer and asked him he would tell you.
Aunt Gwen: Of course I’ll write to him. Meanwhile, In’t think you
need worry about the money you borrowed from me last year. I won’t need it now. n’t in a hurry ( in a hurry - торопиться) to
Alan: Thank you, aunt Gwen! That’s awfully good of you! (Очень благородно с твоей стороны!)
ANSWER THE QUESTIONS AND TRANSLATE
What would aunt Gwen do, if she20 years younger? - Shewould go to Australia and run the farm herself.
What would Alan do with the money if heon aunt Gwen’s place? -
He would spend it on a good holiday abroad.
What would Amy do if sheaunt Gwen? - She would want to see the
What would aunt Gwen do if she had money to spare? - She would do as