Many people likedecorate their houses at Christmas time. They decorate the insidethe house and the outside too. Inside they usually decorate a Christmas tree and the fireplace, if thereone. Outside they place wreaths, ribbons,and coloured lightson the door and windows. If therea treefronttheir house, they place olored lightsit too.
In New York City, therea very tall, beautifully decorated Christmas treeRockefeller Center at Christmas time. In Washington, therealso a big decorated treefrontthe White House. People come from many citiesadmir the trees and the gaily decorated store windowsthe principal avenues of large cities.
What Do You Do After Work? PETER: Hello, Jim. Where are you going? JIM: To the cinema. What about coming with me? PETER: No, thanks. I'm going home. My wife's expecting me. JIM: What a pity.believe it's a very good film. PETER: Do you gothe cinema a lot? JIM: Once a week. Most nightssit at home and watch telly PETER: Do you know what'stonight by any chance? JtM: No, I'm sorrydon't.never read the papers tillget home. PETER: Oh,see. By the way, where are you going for your holidays this year? JIM: don't know yet. My wife's goingher mother's for a coupleweeks. She lives by the sea, you know. PETER: Oh , does she? That's convenient. JIM: Yes, butwantgothe country. PETER: Don't you like the sea? JIM: Yes , very much. Butneed peace and quiet when I'mholiday. What are you goingdo?
PETER: I'm goingstay at home. JM: Aren't you goinghave a holiday abroad this year? PETER: No ,wantbuy a car , and that's goingtake every penny I've got.
7. Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the storyyour partner.
Goingthe Theater If you wantbe certainseeing a playLondon, you havebook your seatadvance. You can buy your tickets either at a Theatre Ticket Agency or at the Box Officethe theatre itself. ttvery rarely that you will be lucky enoughget a ticket five minutes before the play begins.
If you goa large party itnot always possible for allyousitthe same partthe theatre. Some will havesitthe Stalls, othersthe Dress Circle and somethe Upper Circie. These seats are the least expensivethe three. Seatsa Box or the Front Stalls are the most expensive.