3. Do you think Mr Forrester was happier with Mrs Bull finch than with Mrs Forrester?
4. Why was Mrs Forrester horrified at the idea of writing a detective story?
5. Why did she change her mind?
6. Why were her guests still waiting when she came back?
7. Why did they all exclaim that she was wonderful?
8. Was Mrs Forrester a talented writer?
9. Do many people enjoy reading detective stories? Why?
II. Retell the following episodes from the text.
1. Mrs Forrester returning home from Mrs Bullfinch’s.
2. Mrs Forrester’s friends waiting for her.
III. Retell the text: a) in Indirect speech, b) as Mrs Forrester, c) as Mr Forrester, d) as Mrs Bullfinch, e) as one of the guests.
IV. Dramatize the following parts of the text.
1. Mrs Forrester coming into Mrs Bullfinch’s sitting- room (characters: Mrs Forrester, Mr Forrester, Mrs Bullfinch).
2. Mrs Forrester trying to talk her husband into coming to her (characters: Mrs Forrester, Mr Forrester).
3. Mrs Bullfinch giving Mrs Forrester the idea of writing a detective story (characters: Mrs Bullfinch, Mrs Forres ter, Albert).
4. Mrs Bullfinch seeing Mrs Forrester out ( characters: Mrs Bullfinch, Mrs Forrester).
5. Mrs Forrester announcing her intention to write a detec tive story (characters: Mrs Forrester, one of the guests).
V. Characterize, using the words in brackets.
a) Mrs Forrester (literary, undiscovered, talent, praised, artistic, properly)
b) Mr Forrester (ordinary, sensible, cheerful, to get tired of, to make fun of)
c) Mrs Bullfinch (to prefer, a good cook, to run a house, properly, to enjoy life)
VI. Translate the following story into English, using the active words and word combinations and retell it in class.
Однажды в редакцию (editorial office) одного из московских журналов пришел пожилой (старый) крестья