HONEST BUT CARELESS
2. When Mr. Jones went to a restaurant one day, he left his coat near the door. There was nothing in the pockets of the coat when he left it, so he was very surprised when he took his coat after his meal and found the pockets full of jewelry.
There was a waiter near the door, so Mr. Jones said to him, ‘Somebody has made a mistake. He has put some jewelry in my coat. Take it, and when he comes back give it to him.’ The waiter took it and went away. Suddenly another man came in with a coat just like Mr. Jones’s. ‘I am sorry,’ said this man. ‘I made a mistake. I took your coat and you’ve got mine. Please give me my coat and jewelry.’ Mr. Jones answered, ‘I gave the jewelry to the waiter. He will give it to you.’
Mr. Jones called the manager of the restaurant; but the manager said, ‘we have no waiters here. We only have waitresses.’ ‘You gave the jewelry to a thief!’ shouted the other man. ‘I shall call the police!’ Mr. Jones was frightened and paid the man a lot of money for the jewelry.
- Which of these statements are true (T) and which are false (F)?
- Mr. Jones entered the restaurant in his coat.
- The pockets of his coat were all empty.
- He found some precious stone in the pockets of his coat
- The trouble began with the other man’s mistake.
- Mr. Jones knew the man to whom he gave the jewels.
- The restaurant employed only women servants.
- The thief was very lucky.
- Mr. Jones was an honest man.
- Mr. Jones was sometimes careless.
- Mr. Jones paid much for his carelessness.
- Find words in passage that have similar meanings to:
- precious stones 12. replied 13. left 14. startled 15. afraid
- not anything 17. entrance 18. by 19. received 20. stealer
III. Give the correct form of the word in the brackets!
- There (be) a few men in the restaurant when we left
- There (be) something behind that
- There will (be) a meeting here tonight
- There (be) always a policeman at the gate
- I like the story; it is very (interest)
- He and I are (interest) in English
- He had (leave) when the man arrived
- She gave a (sudden) cry.
- She (sudden) cried
- Mary was a (waiter)
- Fill in the correct words!
- be used c. not d. took e. had
- too g. do h. had i. to have j. want
Mr. Thompson 31____________ to go to a bar, but he never 32. __________ his son, Tom, because he was 33 ___________ young. Then when Tom 34 _____________ his eighteenth birthday, Mr. Thompson took him to his usual bar for the first time. They drank for half an hour, and then Mr. Thompson said to his son, ‘Now, Tom, I 35 _____________ to teach you a useful lesson. You must always 36 _________ careful 37 __________ to drink too much. And how do you know when you’ve 38 ___________ enough? Well, I’ll tell you, 39 ________________ you see those two lights at the end of the bar? When they seem 40 _____________ become four, you’ve had enough and should go home.’
‘But, Dad,’ said Tom, ‘I can only see one light at the end of the bar.’