III. State the part of speech, say how the words are formed and translate them into Russian.
nonsense, improvement, misunderstanding, overcrow ded, unimportant, entirely, conductor, humorist, disagree, impolite, funny, weaken, famous, discrimination, unleash
IV. Answer the following questions, using the active vocabulary of the lesson.
1. What was Mark Twain to do at Salamanca, New York?
2. What were all the people doing on the platform?
3. Who did Mark Twain speak to about getting a place in a sleeper?
4. Why was Mark Twain hurt by the official’s answer?
5. Why did Mark Twain’s companion advise him to put up with things?
6. What Mark Twain’s companion said didn’t improve the writer’s condition, did it?
7. What did Mark Twain notice just then?
8. What did the uniformed conductor say to Mark Twain?
9. Why did Mark Twain say that any place would do?
10. What kind of compartment did the conductor put at Mark Twain’s disposal?
11. What did the conductor tell Tom to do with the gentle men’s suitcases?
12. In what way did the porter make the gentlemen comfort able there?
13. What did Mark Twain say about the conductor’s and the porter’s attitude to them?
14. Did Mark Twain’s companion like the way they were being served? Why?
15. Was the conductor’s attitude to Mark Twain a result of respect for the writer?
V. Substitute words and word combinations from the text for the italicized parts.
I. I went off and asked another local official if I could have some poor little corner somewhere in a car with sleeping berths. 2. His answer made me so sad and uncomfortable that I said to my companion... 3. But my companion stopped me there. “Don’t talk nonsense, we’ll have to accept what we’ve got." 4. This did not make things better. 5. We have nothing left but the big family compartment where two can sleep, with two armchairs in it, but you can use it in any