8. Try to pull yourself together.
(can, to help you)
(not to tell you the sad news)
XII. Read the following statements, then express a wish or regret in connection with them. See the models.
Models: 1. It’s raining now. We can’t go to the country.
I wish it would stop raining. We could go to the country.
2. The weather was cold and windy orf Sunday. I caught cold on that outing.
I wish the weather had not been so cold and windy on Sunday. I wouldn’t have caught cold then.
1. You didn’t clear up the point at once. We have to consider the matter again now. 2. The bus is packed. It won’t pick up all the passengers. 3. It’s a pity you didn’t mention these facts while the subject was being discussed. 4. He always argues about everything. It’s hard to work with him. 5. The doctor’s very busy now. I’m afraid he won’t see the patient.
6. The medicine is very bitter, I can’t make the child take it.
7. I haven’t booked a return ticket and now I’m afraid it may be difficult to book it for a through train. 8. Nothing interest ing happens. I am bored. 9. You’re bothering me with ques tions all the time. I can’t finish this work. 10. You find fault with everybody. You’re becoming difficult to deal with.
. . GRAMMAR REVISION
I. Put the verbs in brackets Into the correct mood and tense-forms. After checking the exercise retell the story.
A Railway Incident
An American lady travelling in England (to get) into a compartment in a smoking carriage where an Englishman (to smoke) a pipe. For a short time she (to sit) quietly, expect ing that the Englishman (to stop) smoking. But when the train (to be) under way for half an hour, she (to begin) to cough (кашлять) and sneeze (чихать), trying in this way to show him that she (to object) to the smoked. At last, seeing that all her efforts to attract his attention (to fail), she (to address) him impatiently: /