Honesty A man wentan insurance officehave his life insured. The managerthe office asked him how old his parents .were when they died. "Mother had a bad heart and died at the agethirty. Father diedtuberculosis when he was thirty-five. " "I am very sorry," said the manager, "We cannot insure your life as your parents were not healthy. " As the man was leaving the office, depressed, he met a elerk who had overheard the conversation. "You must not be so frank and tell the truth," said the clerk, "no office will insure you if you speak like that. Use your imagination a little. " The man wentanother office and was shown into the manager's room. "Well, young man, how old were your parents when they died?" "Mother was ninety-three, and she died from a fall off her bicycle. Father was ninety-eight and he died while he was playing football. "
Can You Deliver It?
MAN: Can you deliver9 it, please'? SALESwOMAN: It depends where you live , sir. MAN: In Camden Town. SALESwOMAN: Yes, we deliver there. But it. costs two pounds fifty. MAN: All right. But I'm onlyon Saturday. SALESwOMAN: Morning or afternoon? MAN: Afternoon, please, if that's possible.
7. Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the storyyour partner.
They Are HereMy Hand ! Mrs Williams loved flowers and had a small but beautiful garden. In the summer, her roses were always the besther street. One summer afternoon her bell rang, and when she wentthe front door, she saw a small boy outside. He was about seven years old,,and was holding a big bunchbeautiful roseshis hand. "I am selling roses", he said. "Do you want any? They are quite cheap. Five pence for a big bunch. They are fresh.picked them this afternoon. " "My boy,"Mrs Williams answered, "I pick roses wheneverwant, and don't pay anything for them, becausehave lotsmy garden. " "Oh , no , you haven't , " said the small boy. "There aren't any rosesyour garden - because t.hey are heremy hand!"