3. A Friend Visiting Peter
On Saturday Peter’s friend called Nick went to see him. When he went into the room, Peter was practising English words. His friend thought it was too much of a strain for a sick man, and suggested that he should put off doing his homework until he had completely recovered. Nick asked Peter how he felt, and expressed the hope that he would soon be quite well again. Nick also offered to go to the chem ist’s, but Peter said it wasn’t necessary. The friends discus sed a lot of other things, and at last Nick left, wishing Peter a speedy recovery.
VIII. Give situations, illustrating the use of the following sentences.
Can I speak to Comrade...
Hold on, please.
Many happy returns of the day!
My best regards to your... This way, please!
“Are you? (Неужели?)” (Have you, did you, etc.?) I think so.
I’m afraid not.