1. A Visit to the Theatre
to ihink of, to hesitate, io be praised for, to have (be gi ven) the opportunity of, to book a ticket, to look forward to, to be worth, excellent, talented, acting
2. During a Business Trip
to be away on business, to stay at (with), to be interested in, to take advantage of, before doing something, to run into a friend, to show round, to have very little time to spare, to put up with, to be tired of, to gain a lot from
3. On the Skating-Rink
to enjoy, (not) to feel like, to feel shy, to keep away, to give in, to have a good time
VOCABULARY EXERCISES Stage I
I. Answer the following questions, using the active vocabulary of the
1. Would the Colonel have succeeded in learning the sere nade if he hadn’t worked hard?
2. Do you think the teacher’s advice was discouraging? Why?
3. Where was Linda’s house situated?
4. What did Colonel Green inten'd to attempt? Would he have thought of serenading Linda if he hadn’t known she was alone?
5. Where did the Colonel run into Porcharlester? Why was the meeting inconvenient? Would Colonel Green have started the conversation himself if he hadn’t felt awk ward?
6. Do you think Porcharlester could have sung the serena de to Linda in private first if he had the courage to do so?
7. Would Colonel Green have stayed in the shadow for such a long time if he hadn't wanted to serenade Linda?
8. Why did Linda say, “I’ll forgive you?”
9. What was Linda’s reaction to the first note produced by the Colonel’s horn? Would she have started if she had been favourably impressed?
10. What did Colonel Green mean by saying, "I succeeded fairly well?”