4. Mark Twain Being Given a Whole Compartment
to take no notice of, to point to can I be of any service to you, a place in a sleeper, anything will do, will you have ..., the family compartment, a berth, to be entirely at one’s disposal
5. In the Carriage
what can I do for you, is there anything you want, can I have to fetch, to hang, to spread, to fix, comfortably, at your disposal, to please, what do you say to attitude, the moment they ..., to recognize
V. Retell the dialogues in Ex. IV, using indirect speech.
VI. Retell this story, paying particular attention to the adverbial
What a Language!
“What a language English is!" a Frenchman exclaimed in despair (в отчаянии). “I once called on an English friend and the maid who came to the door said, ‘He’s not up yet. Come back in half an hour.’
“When I came again, she was setting the table for breakfast and said, ‘He’s not down yet.'
“I asked: ‘If he’s not up and he’s not down, where is he?’
“She said, 'He’s still in bed. When I say ‘He’s not up,’ I mean he has not yet got up; when I say, ‘He is not down’ I mean he has not yet come downstairs!”
Vil. Change the dialogue into a story, using the words and expressions
foilowing the dialogue.
Ted and Jack, who are about fourteen, have been allowed by their parents to go to the country by train for the day They make themselves comfortable in an empty compart ment. Suddenly Jack sees Ted’s ticket lying on the seat. He moves up, takes it and puts it in his pocket. He says nothing to Ted.
Ted. I say! Where's my ticket?
Jack. You had it a minute ago.
Ted. I know. But where is it now?
Jack. You’d better look for it. The ticket collector will be here in a minute. If you can’t show him your ticket, he’ll make you pay double.
Ted. He can’t. I haven’t got enough money. (Ted gets up, turns out all his pockets, and looks for the ticket on the floor, but all this does not help.)