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Lesson 1

Text A

How Old Is She?

    A woman was having some trouble with her heart, so she went to see the doctor.He was a new doctor, and did not know her. so he first asked some questions, and one of them was , "How old are you?"
    "Well," she answered, "I don't remember. doctor, but I will try to think." She thought for a minute and then said, "Yes. I remember now, doctor! When I married, I was eighteen years old, and my husband was thirty. Now my husband is sixty, I know. And that is twice thirty. So I am twice eighteen. That is thirty-six, isn't it?"

 

Text B

Could I Speak to Jim,Please?


A:

  Hello, 332440.

B:

  Oh hello, Sally. This is Dave Thomson here. Could I speak to Jim please?

A:

  I'm afraid he's not in at the moment Dave. He went out about an hour ago and

    he's not back  yet.

B:

  Any idea when he might be back?

A:

  Well, he shouldn't be long. He said he was just going to

  get some paint. But I wouldn't be surprised if he's stopped off at the pub on the way back.

B:

  O. K. well , tell him I've called , will you , and I'll try again later.

A:

  All right. Goodbye , Dave.

B:

  Thanks then Sally. Goodbye.

 

Questions on Text B

7. Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the story   to your partner.
                                                                     
                                        Accident
    The river, you see, was never really safe at that time of the year- early autumn, I mean, when there is heavy rainfall. So when I heard the children had gone swimming, as they used to all spring and summer, I knew there might be an awful accident. And when they came home late without little Katie, I guessed what had happened.