Christmas Cards It mas two weeks before Christmas. and Mrs Smith was very busy. She bought a lotChristmas cardssendher friends andher husband's friends, and put themthe tablethe living-room. Then, when her husband came home from work, she saidhim, "Here are the Christmas cards for our friends, and here are some stamps, a pen and our bookaddresses.
WiII you please write the cards whileam cooking the dinner?" Mr Smith did not say anything , but walked outthe Iiving-room and wenthis studys. Mrs Smith was very angry with hims , but did not say anything either. Then a minute later he came back with a box fullChristmas cards. Allthem had addresses and stampsthem. "These are from last year," he said, "I forgotpost them. "
New Year Resolutions
Peter and John are admiring the Christmas decorationsthe houses. Peter invites Johnsee the tree at his house, but , John can't go. He hasbuy a present for his mother. Later the boys and Mary talk about New Year resolutions. Peter tells Mary about one she should make. Mary, as you will see, has a good answer for him.
PETER: I'm glad we livea small town.
PETER: Because the houses look so nice at Christmas time.
JoHN: Yes , they do. Do you have a Christmas tree this year?
PETER: Yes , we have a big tree this year.bought the decorations at the five-and-ten-
centstorel?yesterday. Do you wantcome and see it? JoHN : can't now becausehavebuy a present for my mother.
PTEER: When can you come?
JoHN: don't know whencan come. I'll let you know later.
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MARY: Hi, boys. Are you goingmake any New Year resolutions this year?
PETER: No,never make any.
JOHN: make them, butbreak them the next day. Are you making any, Mary?
MARY: Yes, butcan't tell you what they are.
PETER: You'd better make Qne about losing 20 or 30 pounds.
MARY: Meanie! You'd better make one about saying nice thingsgirls.
7. Read the following dialogue once. Underline the key words while reading and retellyour partner the dialogueyour own words.
Frankvery busy. HetalkingJimmy, his best friend. Jimmy: Did you play football yesterday? Frank: Yes ,played with Tony and John. Jimmy: What did you do after you'd played football? Frank: We all went swimming. Jimmy: Are you going swimming again this afternoon? Frank: No , we aren't. We're goinghelp Mr Smithplant some flowers. Jimmy: Are you helping him all afternoon? Frank: Yes, we are. We can neither play football nor do our homework today. Jimmy: You're,goingbe very busy. Frank: Yes, we certainly are. But Mr Smithgoingpay us for all the work we'll do.