Would You Like a Shave or a Haircut? A poor farmer who had always livedthe country and had never visited a big town won a lotmoney, so he decided that he could now afford a holidayan excellent hotel by the sea. When lunch-time camehis first day there, he decidedgo and eatthe restaurantthe hotel. The head waiter showed himhis table, took his order and went away. When he looked at the farmer again, he had a surprise! The farmer had tied his table napkin round his neck. The head waiter was very annoyed at this and immediately told onethe other waitersthe restaurantgothe man and inform him, without beingany way insulting, that people did not do such a thingrestaurantsthat quality. The waiter wentthe farmer and saida friendly voice, "Good morning, sir. Would you like a shave, or a haircut?"
What Do the Romans Do?
MR TURNBULL: WhenRome, do as the Romans do, they say. MRs TuRNBULL: What do the Romans do? MR TURNBULL: They liveRome ,course , and gowork by car or bus. But sometimestakes too long that wayl because the traffic jams, so they walk. MRS TURNBULL: In other words , the Romans do what everyone else does. MR TURNBULL: Yes, but they dodifferently. Everythingdifferent. MRs TURNBULL: What do you mean? MR TURNBULL: Well, the climate's different for a start. It doesn't rain so much asdoesEngland. The sun shines more often. MRs TURNBULL: envy them the sun. MR TURNBULL: know. You hate the rain, don't you? MRs TURNBuLL: certainly do. MR TuRnBuLL: And a Roman really Ioves life. Eie knows howenjoy himself. MRs TuRNsuLL: They always eat spaghetti and drink wine, don't they? MR TURNBULL: Not always. But they like a good meal. Lotstourists goRome just for the food, you know. MRS TURNBULL: Really? How much doescostflyRome? MR TURNBULI: don't know exactly, butcosts a lot oi money.
7. Read the following conversation once. Underline the key words and retellyour partner the dialogueyour own words.
Mrs Smith Meets Mrs Turnbull Mrs Smith: Hello, Mrs Turnbull. How are you? Mrs Turnbull: Fine, thanks. How's your boy, Jack? Mrs Smith: He's a bit tired. You know, he goesschool at eight o'clock every morning. He doesn't get home till after four. then he does his homework after tea. It often takes him a couplehoursfinish it. Mrs Turnbull: Poor boy. They work hard at school nowadays, don't they? Does he like it? Mrs Smith: School, you mean? Yes, he does. He likes his teachers, and that always makes a difference. Mrs Turnbull: Yes,does. Does he goschool by bus? Mrs Smith: No, he walks. He likes walking. He meets somehis friends at the corner and they go together. Mrs Turnbull: What does he do whenrains? Mrs Smith: My husband takes himthe car. He passes the schoolthe waythe office.