15. Read the following sentences expressing the attitudes suggested in brackets. Use them In conversational situations of your own;
(detached, phlegmatic, reserved) Shall I ask him about it again?
Can you translate a few sentences?
Well, will you come and see her tomorrow?
Could we meet on Wednesday, then?
May we all know what's amusing you?
Do you think so?
Will you tell her about it frankly?
(lively, interested, somewhat unpleasantly surprised) Well when can you spare the time?
What's that got to do with you?
What makes you so sure?
Why not ask him about it?
How did you make that?
(wondering, mildly puzzled) How old is she? Who's he gone to see? How much do you make it? How often must he take it? How long do you want to keep it? Which is my car? Where did I find them?
(contradicting) You don't like it. You want it back. He's definitely going. He won't be able to help. You've got enough money.
(disapproving) When will that be? What do you want it for? How old did you say? What is the crowd looking at? When did I see him? How much did I give for it? How many did you say? Before when?
16. The teacher will suggest a Verbal Context You in turn reply to it in the form of statements and questions, expressing personal concern or interest:
What do you think of the houses in Michurinski Avenue?
What are your general impressions of Moscow?
What else was it that you especially liked in Moscow?
Now what do you want?
Why didn't you meet me at the station?
What was her sister like?
How did Judy get on with the girls?
I'd love going to the cinema.
You haven't left your book here.
Mary said she intended to come back.
How many books do you want?
Do let's buy this dress, Mum!
The last bus has gone.
Have you heard about Mary?
Mr. Burton's namesake was an unpleasant-looking man.
He was old; his face was worn and wrinkled and he was always poorly dressed.
He worked hard to earn his living.
Once he came to Mr. Burton's office to help him with his work.
He told Mr. Burton he was getting on in life.
He offered Mr. Burton a good job.
Mr. Burton's namesake didn't accept the cruel terms he was offered.
He was a poor swimmer and he couldn't manage the currents round the beacon.
Mr. Burton was sure that his namesake would succeed in covering the distance.
Mr. Burton's namesake regarded Mr. Burton's offer as an easy and worthy job.
The young man came to the creek of Tarumi on time.
So Mr. Burton proved himself a real friend.
It's rather a funny story on the whole.