3. The Work of Our Club
to take an interest in, instead of, to take private lessons, to be given every opportunity, different people, to mix with, to be fond of, to prefer, frequent (~ly), to look forward to, to be a success, to enjoy, to arrange, at one’s disposal, talent ed, to gain experience, to make progress, to turn into, to be proud of, to be worth
VIII. Retell these stories, using the words following each of them.
Friends in Business
A rich businessman was dying. He asked all tfie members of his family to leave him alone with his partner, who had run the business with him for years.
The dying man did not want anybody to hear thei,r conversation.
‘George,” he whispered when they remained alone, ‘I’ll soon die, I can’t wait ... I must tell you ... Listen... When you were away on business five years ago, I took eighty thousand dollars from the safe (сейф), and never put the money back____
“I’ve always tried not to let you be successful in business. I’ve disliked you greatly all my life .... You remember that plan of yours which ended in failure? You explained the fail ure by changes in business conditions, but the real reason was quite different: I had sold your secret to McKay and Co. for 150 thousand dollars... Forgive me, George ...
‘‘Don’t worry, Jim,” said George. “It’s all right. I’ve
also got to tell you something: I put some poison (яд) into
your soup at dinner yesterday.”
in private, urgent, to apologize, to take advantage (of), to fail, to hate, to put down (to)
Overengaged in Work
Einstein ['ainstain], like many other scientists, did not like being bothered while he was working. Everybody who came in contact with him knew this very well and tried not to go into his study when he was there.
Once a servant entered his library to give it the
usual cleaning, and to her great horror (ужас) saw some strange-looking men hurriedly throwing books into a big bag.
Since the thieves (воры) didn’t notice her, she stepped