107. A PRESENT FOR THE SMILEYS
Alan: lunch ready, Amy? I must say I’m rather hungry.
Amy: Oh dear, Ionly just got back. I’ve shopping all the
morning, and I’m dead tired.
Alan: That means we’ll have to call up a food delivery, I suppose.
Amy: I’m afraid so.
Alan: Since you’ve got that job I’ve to eat pizza almost every Saturday. But never mind that now. What about that present for Debby and Bob?
you done anything about it?
Amy: Yes, I. But itgiven me a lot of trouble. I had to walk all
way along Oxford Street until at last I found something really good. And
then I found I had too little money on me. And I had to look for something
cheaper. I got so tired that I simply had to have a cup of coffee
Alan: Well, but what about that present? you or n’t you buy anything?
Amy: You should n’tso impatient. Of course, I. But In’t
want to carry it without help myself because it’s too heavy.
Alan: Too heavy?
Amy: Yes, theydeliver it with a courier.
Alan: n’t go Amy, Isee to it.
Amy: That should someone from that shop. You’ll have to tip them, Alan.
Alan: Look here, Amy. What on earthyou bought? What’s this big
roll? You wanted to buy them the newest IPad tablet.
Amy: So I. But I found something better. A lovely rack for their sitting room. They should pleased with it. Only whythis roll
(сверток) so big? Let’s unpack it now, Alan. Good heavens, what’s this?
Alan: Why, it’s a roll of wall paper.
Amy: Really? How could they make such a silly mistake? But look here, Alan. We can use it for our bedroom. You wanted to repaper it,n’t you?
Alan: What? Darling, you surelyn’t expect me to sleep in a room
with those blue roses and pink lilies.
Amy: Jeena wouldn’t like it either, Iafraid.
Alan: Of course not. Ring up that shop, Amy. They should take back this
stuff at once.
LISTEN, REPEAT AND TARANSLATE
Since you’ve got that job // I’ve to eat pizza almost every Saturday.
But what about that present for the Smileys? - Oh, I had to walk
all way all along Oxford Street // until I found something really good.
I bought them a rack for their sitting room. They should pleased with it.
That should someone from the shop.
You’ll have to tip them, Alan.
108. THE SMILEYS IN LONDON
Amy: Debby, darling, here youat last. Whenyou arrive? Where you staying? Where’s Bob? Whyn’t you brought him with you?
Debby: Goodness, Amy, not so fast! Howyou expect me to answer all your questions at once?
Amy: Well then, whenyou arrive?
Debby:The day before yesterday.
Amy: Really? Iso glad you’ve able to come to see me so soon. I’m dying to hear all about you and Bob. Whyyou make such a secret of your plans?
Debby:A secret? But wen’t. I’ve just made up my mind rather suddenly.
Amy: Who would’ve thought you’d marry Bob Smiley of all people? (уж
за кого-кого, но не…)? Of course, he’s a very interesting man. But I
simply can’t imagine him in a part of a husband.
Debby: It fits him quite well. When you come and see it you’ll
able to judge for yourself (сами увидите). Could you come to dinner next
Sunday, you and Alan?
Amy: With pleasure. Thanks for the invitation.
Debby:you think Sergei would glad to come too?
Amy: Isure he would. By the way, Debby, where you staying?
Debby: In my old flat.
Amy: n’t it rather small for two people?
Debby: Oh yes, it’s far too small for all Bob’s books and collections. But most of his thingsstill in the flat he rented from the Luises’. Wen’t able to take them all to my place.
Amy: Well then, whatyou going to do? you move in to Luises’ flat?
Debby: Perhaps, but we won’t able to stay there longer than a month or two. The Luises coming back from Canada.
Amy: Oh, they? In’t know. Look here, Debby. Sergei
going back to Russia very soon. When he’s gone we can store some of your
things in his room if you like.
Debby: That’s very kind of you, Amy. But we rather think we’ll able
to buy a small house. Bob’s latest book’s selling quite well, you know. We’ll have to get mortgage on a house, of course.
Amy: I think Alan might able to help you over all that. Won’t you stay to supper, Debby? He’ll here any moment. You can tell him
about your problem.
Debby: Oh, I’m very sorry, Amy, but I can’t stay now. I’m meeting Bob in
half an hour. As a matter of fact he rather thought of ASKING Alan’s advice.
Amy: They’ll able to discuss the whole thing on Sunday then.
Debby: Thank you, Amy. Till Sunday then. Good bye.
Amy: Good bye, Debby.
LISTEN, REPEAT AND TRANSLATE
I so glad you’ve able to come to see me so soon.
But I simply can’t imagine Bob in a part of a husband.
It fits him quite well. you come and see us? You’ll able to judge for
n’t your room rather small for two people? – Yes, most of Bob’s things still in the Louise’ flat.
Hen’t able to take them all to my place.
you going to move in to Luises’ flat then? – We’re not going to stay there very long. And I think we’ll able to buy a small house.
Bob thought of ASKING Alan’s advice.
They’’llable to discuss the whole thing on Sunday.
109. MEETING OLD FRIENDS
Amy: Goodness, Alan! It’s 11 o’clock. Whereyou ? What you doing?
Alan: I’m sorry, Amy. I met some old friends.
Amy: And Iso worried.
Alan: You see, I met old Steve Dunn and his brother Duncan. In’t seen them for years. You must met them when we first (только-только) married.
Amy: In’t remember.
Alan: Any way. We went to a pub and had a drink.
Amy: I might known. At least you could called me and let me
Alan: Well, I know I should done that. Only you see my mobile must switched off and In’t realize that.
Amy: But surely youn’t spend all the time in the pub?
Alan: No, of course not. Therea small Indian restaurant next door,
so we went and had some curry.
Amy: And now of course youn’t want any supper?
Alan: Well…, as a matter of fact (вообще-то) In’t. I’m sorry, Amy. You’ve sitting at home all this time and cooking, I suppose?
Amy: Nothing of the sort! (Ничего подобного!)
Alan: Whatyou mean?
Amy: Just think! (Представь себе!) . I too meeting my old friends. You should come home half an hour earlier. Then I wouldn’t at home. And you would cross with me.
Alan: I see. Well, better luck next time. (В следующий раз повезёт.)
LISTEN, REPEAT AND TRANSLATE
You know, Amy I met Steve Dunn today. You must met him when we first married.
We went to a pub and had a drink. - I might known. At least you could called me and let me know.
I know I should done. Only you see my mobile must switched off and In’t realize that.
Youshould come home half an hour earlier. Then Iwouldn’t at home. And you could cross with me.
READ AND REMEMBER THE REPHRASED SENTENSES
Alan’s mobileprobably switched off. - Alan’s mobile must switched off.
Amy probably met Steve Dunn when shefirst married. - Amy must met Steve Dunn when she first married.
Amy probably guessed why Alanso late. - Amy must guessed why Alan so late.