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C Be prepared to break off overlong e-mail communications.

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D Read your e-mails even if you're not going to answer them.

 

5 According to the writer, what advantage does e-mail correspondence have over the

traditional letter?

 

A It is more convenient to send.

B It causes fewer misunderstandings.

C It can be written in a less conversational style.

DIt does not have the same time-consuming conventions.

 

79 @ Write a summary of the text.

80²Listening comprehension

It’s common knowledge that Mark Twain had a reputation for being a smart and sharp-witted person. It is no accident that he was made an object of numerous jokes and anecdotes. You are going to hear one of them. Before listening, look at the words below and make sure you know them.  

 

a way out ……………………………………… - the solution of a problem; a way out of the situation.  
to make a speech……………………………… - If you make a speech, you give a talk to an audience.  
to be a success………………………………….   - If the book is a success with the readers, it is very popular with them and sells well.  
to have a good laugh…………………………… - to laugh well as at a funny story or joke.

81 Listen to the story and say why it is called ‘A Way Out.’

Choose the most appropriate answer.

It’s called ‘A Way Out’ because

§ Mark Twain and his friend found a way out of the house

§ Mark Twain found a way out of the situation

§ Mark Twain’s friend found a way out of the situation

82 Listen to the story again and say whether these sentences are true or false.

1) ___ Once Mark Twain and his friend were at a dinner party.

2) ___ Mark Twain was asked to make a speech.

3) ___ Though he spoke for half an hour, his speech was a great success.

4) ___ Then his friend spoke.

5) ___ He said that Mark Twain had taken the notes of his speech.

6) ___ That’s why he couldn’t make his speech.

7) ___ When Mark Twain’s friend sat down, everybody laughed.

 

 

83 Listen for more details. Fill in the blanks and complete the sentences.

Use the verbs in brackets in the correct tense and voice.

 

1) Once M. Twain and his friend (invite) ………………………………………….

2) When it was time to make speeches, M. Twain (ask)………………………..

…………………………………………………………………………………..

3) He (speak) for…………………………………………………………………….

and his speech ………………………………………………………………..

4) Then it was his friend’s…………………………………………………………..

5) His friend (stand) up and (say) that he and M. Twain……………................

………………………………………………………………………………………

6) He (explain) that M. Twain had just ………………………………………………

and he had (lose) the ……………………………………………………..

7) He added that he (can’t) …………………………………………………………..

8) Then he (sit) down and everybody…………………………………………………

 

84Retell the story in the name of

 

· Mark Twain

· his friend

· the host

· a guest

85 Mark Twain addressed the party with the words ‘Ladies and gentlemen!’

How would you address different people in English? Match the forms of

address with the people.

a policeman · officer
your teacher(male/female) · ma’am
a university professor · excuse me
a shop assistant · Mum/mother
your father · Dad/father
your mother · dear
your boy/girl friend · baby(babe, sweetie)
a stranger · honey
your wife/husband · dear
an old man an old woman · sir · man/mate
a group of students · guys
your best friend (male)   · professor/sir · Mr Strict · Mrs Kind

 

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86 With a partner, act out situations when you need to address people.

Model: Excuse me, officer. I’m looking for…( Could you tell me the way …)

Try as many situations as possible.


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