The Shopping List Mrs Black was having a lottrouble with her skin, so she wenther doctor about it. He could not find anything wrong th her, however, so he sent herthe local hospital for tests. The hospital,course, sent the resultsthe tests directMrs Black's doctor, and the next morning he telephoned hergive her a listthe things that he thought she should not eat, anythern might be the causeher skin trouble.
Mrs Black carefully wrote all the things downa piecepaper, which she then left beside the telephone while she went outa ladies' meeting. When she got back home two hours later, she found her husband waiting for her. He had a big basket fullpackages beside him, and when he saw her, he said, "Hullo, dear.have done all your shopping for you."
"Done all my shopping?" she askedsurprise. "But how you know whatwanted?" "Well, Whengot home,found your shopping list beside telephone , " answered her husband , "sowent downthe shops and bought everything you had written down. " Of course , Mrs Black hadtell him that he had bought all the things the doctor did not allow hereat!
Under a Terrible Strain Betty and Jean aretheir waywork.
BETTY: What was the party like last night, Jean? JEAN: Not bad at all , thanks. There were one or two interesting people there. Why-couldn't you come? BETTY: Well,couldn't get away from work early. And when.got homehad a headache , sohadgo straightbed. Butwas over-tired , becausewasn't able getsleep for hours. JEAN: What a shame. Why didn't you take a sleeping pill? BETTY: don't like them.usedtake them' whenhadwork overtime, you know. JEAN: How many did you usetake? BETTY: Three every night. JEAN: Good heavens. Why did you take so many? BETTY: Becausewas under a terrible strain. The doctor said they weren't very strong. Anyway,usedfeel awful the next morning. JEAN: I'm sure you did. BETTY: The doctor saidhadbe careful. JEAN: He was quite right. BETTY: Sostopped drinking coffee late at night instead.
7.Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the storyyour partner.
A Language Mix-Up Two young British tourists were travellingFrance when a policeman stopped their car and gavea search. He found a bagwhit.e powder which looked suspicious. "Drogue?" asked the heroin-conscious policeman. "Yes, dogs," they responded, and promptly found themselvesjail. Analysisthe powder revealed thatwas a chemical which gives off a smell , useddiscourage dogs from using the sidesthe car as a toilet. The tourists were set free, after promisingtake a few French lessons before their next vacationFrance.