When I arrived in England, I couldn’t speak a word of English, so I decided to take some lessons.
My teacher told us that we should be careful as in many ways English was a confusing language. Many a trap lies waiting for the unsuspecting student. At first, I took his advice with a pinch of salt, but I was soon to learn by bitter experience.
I remember, only too well, an evening I spent in a local pub.
It is Friday afternoon. Three sisters are bored. They are alone at home! The oldest is Jane. She is seven years old. The middle sister is Vivian. She is five. And the smallest one is Bess, she is just three.
One morning, Joker walked out of town along the highway. When he had walked for a while he saw a wagon coming. The horses ran fast, the carter drove them violently with the whip. He called to Joker, «How far is it to the city? Can I be there by evening? „
Joker once worked as a farmhand with a farmer. The farmer wanted to get wood out of the forest. Joker had to go. He was sitting on the horse, the farmer was sitting in the cart. In the forest, a hare ran across the path in front of the horse. Then the farmer shouted: «Servant! Get back!
Mrs. Williams lived in a small street in London, and now she had a new neighbour. Her name was Mrs. Briggs, and she talked a lot about her expensive furniture, her beautiful carpets and her new kitchen. ‘Do you know,’ she said to Mrs. Williams one day,
A farmer had seven donkeys. He wanted to sell the donkeys on the market. He got the donkeys out of the stable and counted them: «One, two, three, four, five, six, seven.» Then he got on a donkey and rode off, the other donkeys ran after.
There is a family of three. This family is very happy. Mum and Dad are proud of their clever daughter. They have got a little girl Kate. She is only two years old. She is a small and very serious child.