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Иностранные языки Read the given expressions and responses, paying attention to their pronunciation
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Read and learn the following words and word-combinations

Make up a dialogue based on the following situation and act it out.

A couple arrives at a hotel.

They don’t have a reservation. The clerk explains the hotel services available. The guests have to choose the type (kind) of room, and if they want breakfast included. The clerk asks them to fill out the registration form; if the couple needs any assistance with the luggage and gives the key. The woman is superstitious and doesn’t want the room Number 13. So, the clerk gives them another room.

Have Fun!

Jokes and Funny Stories

Four in a German Castle

During an evening stay in a castle in Germany, a young woman said to the guide that she had been afraid she might encounter a ghost. ”Madame”, he said, “in all my years here I have never seen a ghost”. Noticeably relieved, she asked him how long he had been there. The guide solemnly replied,”Three hundred years”.

A mistake

Two men had put up at a country inn, and they found their bed room so hot in the night that one of them got up to open the door.

As he got back into bed, his friend asked him what kind of night it was. ”I don’t think it’s raining”, he replied, ”but it’s pitch-dark, and there is a strong odour of cheese”. In the morning he discovered that he had not opened the bedroom door, but the door of a cupboard.

Sight Unseen

While telephoning a resort to reserve accommodation for a long weekend I asked about the rates. I was told that they varied, depending on whether I wanted a view of the mountains or a view of the lake.

How much of a difference is there between the two? – I asked. The voice at the other end replied, ”Well, one’s hills and the other’s water”.

to encounter – (несподівано) зустріти

to relieve – заспокоювати

solemnly – урочисто, серйозно

pitch-dark – дуже темний

odour – запах, аромат

a cupboard – буфет, сервант

a rate – ціна

to vary – різнитися

At a restaurant

an order – замовлення (в ресторані), кафе

salmon – лосось, сьомга

a steak – біфштекс

rare, medium, well done – з кров’ю, соковитий, добре просмажений

baked potatoes – печена картопля

mashed potatoes – картопляне пюре

a roll – булочка

a BLT – bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich – сандвіч з беконом, салатом латук і томатами

a T-bone steak – біфштекс на кісточці

corn on the cob – варена кукурудза

a pea – горох, горошина

a carrot – морква

a meringue [mə'ræŋ] – меренга (тістечко з запечених збитих яєчних білків та вершків із цукром)

Enjoy your meal – смачного.

Expressions Responses

a waitera customer

May I take your order? Could I have a few minutes, please?

Are you ready to order? Yes, I’ll have the salmon.

How would you like (… your Well done, please.

steak: rare, medium, well done)?

You have a choice of (… baked I’ll have the mashed potatoes.

or mashed potatoes).

Would you care (… for something Yes, I’ll have an iced tea.

to drink)?

May I get you anything else? No, I’m fine, thanks.

a customera waiter

Could I get another (… roll, Certainly, I will bring it right away.


Could I see the menu? One moment, please.

This steak is (… still bloody. Right away, sir.

Could you ask the chief to cook

it a little more)?

This isn’t what I ordered I’m so sorry, sir. It’s my first day and

(I wanted a BLT and you gave I’m still a little confused.

me a meat loaf)

Can I get the bill, please? Certainly, sir.