N. 1 (not to share) that opinion. He (to be) quite an ordi nary player until,last year. As a matter of fact he (to lose) nearly half his games then.
A. Did he? He must have improved a lot. He (to beat) most of his opponents this season.
N. Well, we (not to argue) about it.
A. Of course not; still, I think his chances (to be) very good.
VOCABULARY EXERCISES Stage I
1. Make up fifteen questions on the text, using the active vocabulary of the lesson.
II. Paraphrase the following sentences and parts of sentences from the text.
1. ...because of her really remarkable plainness. 2. It (the acquaintance) began entirely on my initiative. 3. Miss Bradley was a remarkable bore... 4. She kept on talking and made no remark worth taking notice of. 5. ...I would see her through the customs. 6. ...normally passengers for the Golden Arrow are dealt with by the customs first. 7. We’re just sharing a porter. 8. The customs officer ... will do you next. 9. ...when you’re through. 10. 1 have never been clear...
II. She never made the slightest effort to make my acquaint ance.
III. Substitute words and word combinations from the text for the Italicized parts.
1. 1 think we may have exchanged a few words at dinner, when passing one another the sugar or the bread.
2. There were quite enough porters on the platform. 3.1 am quite sure that had she been even a little good-looking, I should not have gone up to her. 4. Before the boat had been sailing for ten minutes 1 realized that Miss Bradley was a remarkably uninteresting person. 5. It would help Miss Bradley to pass through the customs quickly. 6. The customs examiner reached us, looked at the four suit-cases in that X-ray manner which customs examiners must train themselves to have night and mor ning and said, "This is all yours?” 7. "Yes,” said the customs man without getting angry. "Does the luggage be long to you and this lady together?“ “Not quite, we’ve just