1. Now Miss Carrington was at the height of her fame, the critics spoke highly of her talent, and in the next season she was going to star in a new play. 2. The difficulty about it is Miss Carrington won’t listen to anything I say to her. She doesn’t want to act with any of the best imitators of a country fellow... 3. She spent her childhood in a village, and nobody can make her believe when a Broadway fellow goes on the stage with a straw in his hair... So you'll have to make Miss Carrington believe you. 4. I would if you allowed me... But I’d rather keep my plans secret for a while. 5. “You may get me a glass of beer", he said. 6. I think I was a boy when you left Cranberry Corners, I am no longer a boy now.
7. ... it seems to me / know your face. 8. A brilliant idea, wasn’t it? The little lady never once thought that I wasn’t really Bill Summers. 9. At 11.45 next morning Highsmith, handsome, and dressed as fashionably as he possibly could, sent up his card to Miss Carrington at her hojel.
10. “I’m sorry,” said the maid. “Miss Carrington’s officially told her manager that she’d no longer take part in any performances.”
VII. Find English equivalents for the following (See Text).
в зените славы; исполнить главную роль; по имени Хайсмит; обратился к нему за советом; беда в том; собст* венно говоря; хотите попробовать?; Хайсмит сел в поезд, отправлявшийся в Крэнберри Корнерз; огни и публика смущали его; как вы поживаете?; рядом с вашим домом; извините меня, я отойду на минутку; ну, Билл, идите сюда; я что-то не помню никакого Билла Саммерса; когда я начинаю припоминать; все выглядело по-прежнему; я рада, что встретила вас; приходите ко мне в отель; за ваш успех; вы бы лучше... посмотрели, как она к вам отнесется; его провели в номер; как называется это место?
VIII. Give the situations In which the following are used (See Text).
trouble, to turn down, to deceive, to convince, distant, shy, to fetch, to grow up, plain, innocent, a road, sensible, to guess, handsome, an engagement
IX. Correct the following statements (for Model see Lesson 2, Ex. VIII, p. 36).
1. Miss Posie was hardly ever praised as an actress and she had no engagements for the next season.
2. First of all, Highsmith went to Miss Posie and tried to convince her that he would make an excellent partner