Bill Lane has just touched some wet paint. MR FIELD: You mustn't touch the wet paint, Bill.
BILL: I'm sorry.won't doagain.
MR FIELD: Trybe more carefulfuture.
BILL: shall.wasn't as careless as John Sampson. He walked across that wet cement
over there. MR FIELD: The workmen oughtn'tleavewithout a no tice.
BILL: The headmaster asked them notdo so.
MR FIELD: Then why isn't there a notice?
BILL: They wenttheir storesget one. Here they come withnow!
MR FIELD: But look at them! They've forgotten about the wet cement and they're walking
across itput up the notice!
A Tall and Slim Girl
At five feet six inches , Rosa was taller than every other studentthe sixth grade. She worried about this alt the time,school and at home. Her mother told herstand up straight and be proud that she was so tall and slim. "Someday , " her mother said , "you' be happy that you're tall. " This made Rosa happier, but she was still afraid her classmates were making funher behind her back. One day , all this changed when Mr Ransom, the coach from the youth club , asked Rosaplay centertheir basketball team. He said that Rosa was a good ball player and her height would make her valuable as center. Now, she really was proudbe tall. She was someone special.
7. Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell tbe storyyour partner.
Better Be a Stupid Man It was a beautiful spring morning. There wasn't a cloudthe sky, and the sun was warm but not too hot . so Mr Andrews was surprised when saw an old gentleman at the bus-stop with a big, strong black umbrella i' his hand. Mr Andrews saidhim, "Are we goinghave rain today, do you think?" "No , " said the old gentleman , "I don't think so. " "Then are you carrying the umbrellakeep the sun off you?" "No, the sunnot very hotspring. " Mr Andrews looked at the big umbrella again, and the gentleman said, "I am an old man, and my legs are not very strong, soreally need a walk- ing-stick. But whencarry a walking-stick, people say, `Look at that poor old man' , anddon't like that. Whencarry an umbrellafine weatber, people only say, `Look at that stupid man'. "