The Charcoal Pit
Erika was worried. Her restaurant was losing customers.
The new restaurant across the street now had more customers than she did.
She had even seen some of her own customers going to eat at The Charcoal
Pit. What was she going to do?
One thing she could do was revise her menu. Maybe not
everyone wanted hamburgers. She might add omelets and casseroles. The menu
Perhaps the decor of her restaurant was dated. She
could redecorate the place. Erika decided to consult an interior decorator
who could give her some new ideas. A face-lift for Burger Haven would
certainly lift her spirits.
In fact, she felt better after thinking of some
improvements. Erika would fight to make her restaurant the most popular
one in town.
There Is Hepe for Us !
Tina and Leela are
talking to each other. They are standing outside a dance-hall and
they are talking about dancing.
|| I haven't danced for a long
|| Neither have I.
|| We must go to a dance soon, or
we'll forget how to dance.
|| Yes, we must. What have you
been doing since I last saw you?
|| I've been studying hard for my
examinations. And you?
|| I've been learning Japanese
|| Why have you been learning
Japanese? Why not English?
|| I hope to visit Japan next
|| Well, we'll both have to start
learning all the new dances.
|| Yes, let's go into the
dance-hall and ask if we can take dancing-lessons .
|| A good idea. They can teach
elephants to dance nowa days perhaps there's hope for
|| us !
Questions on Text B
7. Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while
reading and retell the story to your partner.
When I looked out the window and saw the snow drift in
the driveway, I thought to myself that I should never have gotten out of
bed. I had been making preparatioris for more than two days for a large
dinner party to bc held that night and knew that several of the people I
was expecting to come would be calling to cancel if the snow continued
much longer. I called upstairs to tell Jerry to look out the window. Jerry
heard me and quickly got out of bed. He knew that the weather people had
been predicting snow. Now it had really come. To Jerry, two or three
inches of fresh snow would be just what was needed to make the ski trip a