Dave married, and when his new wife saw the clothes in his cupboard, she said, ‘Dave, you have only got one good shirt. The others are very old, and they’ve got holes in them. I’m going to buy you a new one this afternoon.’
Dave liked his old shirts, but he loved his wife too, so he said, ‘All right, Beryl, but please don’t throw any of the old ones away.’
Dave went to work, and when he came back in the evening, Beryl said to him, ‘Look, Dave, I’ve bought you a nice shirt. Here it is. Put it on.’
Dave put the shirt on, and then he said, ‘Look at the sleeves, Beryl. They’re too long.’
‘That’s all right,’ Beryl answered. ‘They’ll get shorter when I wash the shirt.’
Then Dave said, ‘But the neck’s too small.’
‘That’s all right,’ Beryl answered. ‘It’ll get bigger when you wear the shirt, Dave.’
1. Why did Beryl want to buy Dave a new shirt?
2. Why didn’t Dave want his wife to throw any of his old shirts away?
3. Why didn’t Dave like the sleeves of his new shirt?
4. What did Beryl say about the sleeves?
5. Why didn’t Dave like the collar of the shirt?
6. What did Beryl say about the collar?
Opposites. Write one word in each empty space
1. New clothes do not have holes in them, but . . . ones sometimes
2. Sleeves don’t get . . . when you wash them. They get shorter.
3. Good shirts are not cheap. They are . . . .
4. The neck of Dave’s shirt wasn’t too big. It was too . . . .
5. Dave loved his old shirts, but he . . . his new one.
- cupboard – шкаф
- hole – дыра, отверстие
- I’m going to buy – я собираюсь купить
- throw away – выкидывать
- come back – вернуться
- put on – надевать одежду
- look at me – посмотри на меня
- sleeves – рукава
- get shorter – становиться короче
- get bigger – становиться больше
- too small – слишком маленький
- wear a shirt – носить рубашку