One day Tom saidonehis friends, "I'm goinghave a holidayPeking. Butdon't speak Chinese, so I'll goevening classes and have Chinese lessons for a month beforego." He studied very hard for a month, and then his holidays began and he wentChina. When he came back a few weeks later, his friend saidhim, "Did you have any trouble with your Chinese when you werePeking , Tom?" "No,didn't have any trouble with it," answered Tom. "But the Chinese did !"
At the Birthday Party
MRs Ross: Welcome, Peter. Give me your coat and hat. PETER: Thank you, Mrs Ross. MRs Ross: The boys and girls arethe living room. Wait, I'll call John. * * * JOHN: Hi, Peter. Why are you late? PETER: My mother made me dress up. JOHN: That's good. Alice has some pretty friends. PETER: You knowdon't like girls. * * * PETER: Happy birthday, Alice. Many happy returnsthe day. Here's a present for you. ALIcE: Thank you, Peter. Come into the dining room. I'm goingcut the cake soon. JOHN: Have some sandwiches , Peter. PETER: Thanks. John. who's that girl? JOHN: That's Joan. She's pretty, isn't she? She likesdance. Ask herdance. PETER: Well ,don't know. JOHN: Don't be afraid. She isn't goingbite you. PETER: Who's afraid? I'm not afraid. * * * PETER: Would you likedance, Joan? JOAN: Yes , Thank you. I'd likedance very much.
QuestionsText B 7. Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the story your partner.
Self-service If you area hurry and you wanthave a quick meal thereno better place than a self-service restaurant. You go into the restaurant, pick up a tray, knife, fork, and spoon and queue at a counter where the foodon display. You pick out what you want and put ityour tray, which you havepush along a special rack till you reach the cashier. The cashier will give you your bill. After paying, you take your trayany table you like. You can sit alone or with another customer. You can have a good mealten minutes. And-as thereno waiter you don't havegive a tip.