A Beautiful Dress One day Mrs Jones went shopping. When her husband came homethe evening, she begantell him about a beautiful cotton dress. "I saw ita shop this morning," she said, "and..." "And you wantbuy it," said her husband. "How much doescost? " "Forty pounds. " "Forty pounds for a cotton dress? Thattoo much!" But every evening, when Mr Jones came back from work, his wife continuedspeak only abou't the dress, and at last, after a week, he said, "Oh, buy the dress! Herethe money!" She was very happy. But the next evening, when Mr Jones came home and asked, "Have you got the famous dress?" she said, "No. " "Why not?" he said. "Well,was stillthe windowthe shop after a week, sothought, nobody else wants this dress, sodon't wanteither. "
Which Bus Shall Take?
Jane Foster has just met Henry Taylor.Janeon her waythe hospitalsee her friend, Susan Green. HENRY: Where are you going, Jane? JANE: I'm goingthe hospitalsee Susan Green. HENRY:saw her yesterday. She was a little better. JANE: Mustcatch a number 7 busget there? HENRY: No , you needn't. A number 3 bus will also take youthe hospital. JANE: Number 3 buses run much more frequently, don't they? HENRY: Yes.caught a number 7 bus yesterday, andhadwait for half an hour at the bus stop. JANE: Thank you, Henry. I'll get a number . HENRY: But number 3 buses leave from the centretown. You'll havewalk two miles catch one.
7. Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the storyyour partner.
Mrs Jones was still cleaning the house when her husband came back from work. She was wearing dirty, old clothes and no stockings, her hair was not tidy, she had dusther face, and she looked dirty and tired. Her husband looked at her and said, "Is this whatcome homesee after a hard day's work?" Mrs Jones's neighbour, Mrs Smit.h, was there. When she heard Mr Jones's words , she quickly said. goodbye and ran backher house. Then she washed, brushed and combed her hair carefully, puther best dress and her prettiest stockings, painted her face, and waited for her husbandcome home. When he arrived, he was hot and tired. He walked slowly into the house, saw his wife and stopped. Then he shouted angrily, "And where are you going this evening?"