We Are Not Deaf !
We Are Not Deaf !
Jane and Lise have had lunch with Uncle David and Aunt Janet. The two old people are deaf , and the girls are tired be- cause they have had to shout. They both want to leave.
LISE: We'll have to leave soon, Aunt Janet.
ANET JANET: Yes , of course you can have some tea , dear. I'll go and make some.
JANE: Oh no, Lise. Stop her! You'd better say it louder.
LISE: WE'LL HAVE TO LEAVE, AUNT JANET.
UNCLE DAVID: You can't leave yet. I want to hear some more about Canada.
LISE: But I must go back and look after Malcolm. Oh dear, thhear. I MUST GO BACKAND LOOK AFTER MALCOLM.
AUNT JANET: Why, what's the matter with him?
LISE: I TOLD YOU, AUNT JANET. HE ISN'T WELI..
AUNT JANET: But I thought you said he was in the hotel. Where are you staying?
LISE: We'rc camping. . . WE'RE CAMPING.
AUNT JANET: In this weather? Well, I'm not surprised Malcolm isn't well. Perhaps I oughtto come out and wee him.
LISE (firmly): NO, THAT'S NOT A CJOOD IDEA, AUNTIE. HE'S ILL.
UNCLE DAVID: What's the matter with him?
LISE: He's got a cold.
JANE: He's got a temperature.
LISE: Oh, what's the use? HE'S GOT A COLD.
UNCLE DAvID: All right , all right , we can hear. We're not deaf!
The Stolen Smells
Many years ago in another country there lived a poor student.He had vcry little money. He lived in a very small room over a restaurant? His room was at the back of the building over the kitchen. The restaurant owner was a very mean man. Nobody liked him. But he was a good cook and many people came to his restaurant.
One day he was working quietly in his kitchen when he heard the poor student talking to his friend."You must be very unhappy, said his friend, `living in a poor room like this.
"Oh no." said the student, "I am busy with my studies and I'm not interested in my room.
"But you only cat plain rice - you don't have money for anything tasty "
"Yes, it's true, I eat only plain rice. But the delicious smells that come from the kitchen make thc rice very tasty indeed. "
The restaurant owner was furious. This student was stealing the smells from his kit.chen. He decided to tatke him to court.
Everybody in the court laughed whcn the me; n man accuset thc student of stealing hi.s smells'. But thc judge took him seriously."Every man should be able to complain to the court ." he said.
When the restaurant owvner told the judgc everything. the judge said , "You are right. The student is guiltv. " The reataurant owner waa delighted, but the poor student was vcry much . afraid. What could he do? He had only a few coina in his pocket.
The judge asked the studcnt if he had any money. The student took 5 coins from his pockct and held them out to the judge in his right hand.
"Let the coins fall into your left hand," said the judge.
The courtroom was very quiet. Everyone heard the tinkle of the coins as they fell into the student's left hand.
"Well," said the judge to the restaurant owner, "you've heard his money. You've been well paid for your smells. "
7. Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading
and retell the story to your partner.
A Bad Student
Peter's father wants to know how his son is getting along in school. One day he asks him;
"Peter, how are you getting along in school? What seat do you have in the class? Does the teacher place you in seats according to your marks?"
"Yes, father. "
"And what seat do you have?" "Number twenty-one. "
"And how many students are there in your class?" "Twenty-one, father. "
Several weeks pass. Peter, who is a bad student and studies very little, brings home the marks of his monthly examinations.
"How are you getting along in school now, Peter?" asks his father. "Your marks do not seem to be very good. "
"I am getting along much better now, father. " "What is your place in the class now?"
"Number twenty now. "
"Good. Then you are one place ahead. "
"No, father. One of the students left the class. His family moved to another town. "
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