I. Retell the text: a) as it is, b) without details (in 2—3 minutes),
c) as George, Mr Wilson, a man from the crowd or the owner of the inn.
II. Dramatize the following scenes from the text, using the words and expressions given below.
1. The guests of the hotel discussing the advertisement, to advertise, an advertisement, intelligent, reliable proof,
to invent, valuable
2. George speaking to Mr Wilson.
I beg your pardon, in private, the laws, to risk, to treat, to do well, to admit, beyond recognition
III. Characterize, using the words in brackets.
a) George (good-looking, tall, well-built, honest, reliable, a sense of responsibility, strong-willed, intelligent, by nature, to have the courage, not to give in, not to be able to remain indifferent, to risk one’s life, to prefer)
b) Mr Wilson (short, stout, well-dressed, features, plain, short-sighted, to wear glasses, shy, awkward, frank, honest, pleasant to deal with, to treat, in a friendly way)
c) George’s former master (cruel by nature, unpleasant to deal with, to treat, to look upon ... as, to be indifferent, to make profit, to make money out of, dishonest)
IV. Make up short stories of your own, using some of the words and word combinations given below.
1. At the World Youth Festival
in spite of ..., at the expense of ..., at the risk of ..., of one’s own will, an event, remarkable, to devote, to mix together, to look forward to to meet, to shake hands, friendly, to treat, in a friendly way, to get to know, a repre sentative, to represent
2. Foreign Students at Soviet Institutes
to be admitted, the advantages of ..., to devote, to take a great interest in, to take a course of..., to choose, to offer every opportunity, friendly, in a friendly way, at one’s disposal, to arrange, to gain knowledge, to master, as a result