3. “ (to be) you pleased with your pay and treatment (обращение)?"
Once a young Frenchman (to join) the Prussian army. As he just (to come) from France, he could not speak German at all. Knowing that he was going to be asked the three questions his captain (to make) him learn the simplest ans wers to them by heart. The soldier (to know) he (to get) into trouble unless he (to give) the proper answers, and he (to work) hard to learn them.
Next day Frederick (to see) the young soldier in the ranks (ряды) and (to go up) to him. But this time for no pa rticular reason the king (to begin) with question two:
“How long (to be) you in my service?” asked Fre derick.
“Twenty-one years," (to reply) the Frenchman.
“Indeed, that (to be) very strange for a young soldier like you," (to say) the king. The next question was:
“How old (to be) you?"
“One year, your Majesty," (to answer) the young man, looking at the king with innocent eyes.
“But that makes no sense!" the king (to exlaim). “One of us must be mad (сумасшедший). Either you or I!"
Thinking this the third question, the Frenchman (to say) firmly, "Both, your Majesty."
VOCABULARY EXERCISES Stage I
I. Pronounce correctly.
a suggestion, to convince, awkward, to guess, handsome, fashionable, engaged, to persuade, an engagement, a fellow- worker
II. Read the following words, paying particular attention to the pro nunciation of the letters and combinations of letters in bold type.
lump, mutton, hurry, furrow, burrow, lung, rule, rude, blue, clue, tune, huge, puma, fur, slur, spur, murder, sure, furious, picture, torture, culture
III. Give compound adjectives which correspond in meaning1 to the italicized parts.
Model: a man with a long nose — a long-nosed man
a gentleman with a red face, a girl with a pale face, a woman with dark eyes, a woman who is fashionably