dressed man, a badly-done translation, an entirely-for gotten son, a newly-hired servant, a well-read person, a highly-educated person
V. Answer the following questions, using the active vocabulary of the lesson.
1. What was Mrs Forrester’s position as a writer when her first detective story was published?
2. Was Mrs Forrester really deeply interested in politics?
3. What kind of people were invited to Mrs Forrester’s par ties? Why did they consider Albert Forrester a bore?
4. What can you say about Albert’s looks?
5. How did Mrs Forrester behave when her guests tried to make fun of her husband?
6. Why was Mrs Forrester the main speaker at her parties? Why did the guests interrupt her only from time to time?
7. What was Mr Forrester responsible for in the house?
8. What impression did Mr Forrester’s letter make on his wife? Why did she think he was unfair to her?
9. What information did Mr Simmons discover in Mr Forrester’s letter?
10. What was Mr Forrester tired of in his married life?
11. What reasons did Mr Simmons take into consideration when he advised Mr Forrester to try and get her husband back?
12. Was Mrs Forrester ashamed to act as advised? How did she feel about it?
13. Why did Mr Simmons think that a cook would do a lot of harm to Mrs Forrester’s reputation?
14. Why did Mrs Forrester finally make up her mind to speak to her husband?
15. Did she set out on her journey immediately?
VI. Substitute words and word combinations from the text for the italicized parts.
1. The number of her works was really quite big. 2. This was why her books did not sell. 3. All her friends thought he was a bore. 4. The suits he had on always looked shabby.
5. He never said anything really interesting. 6. She always stopped anyone who tried to joke at his expense in her pre sence. 7. The guests interrupted Mrs Forrester only someti mes to ask a question. 8. Matters like that were part of his duties. 9. When a lady friend saw Mrs Forrester reading the tetter she thought that Albert had thrown himself in the Tha mes. 10. I’ve invited a new cook to replace Mrs Bullfinch.