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Некɪаɫова ИНОɋɌɊȺННЫЙ Некɪаɫова Печаɬаеɬɫя Некɪаɫова канɞиɞаɬ кɭльɬɭɪолоɝии анɝлийɫкий заɞания поɫоɛие ɪаɛоɬы / . 2- пеɪеɪаɛ Поɫоɛие ɪазɪаɛоɬано ɫооɬвеɬɫɬвии ɝоɫɭɞаɪɫɬвенным оɛɪазоваɬельным оɛɪазования поɞɝоɬовки 050100 Пеɞаɝоɝичеɫкое Иноɫɬɪанные ɭпɪажнений ɮоɪмиɪование чɬения лиɬеɪаɬɭɪы ɫɬɭɞенɬов неязыковыɯ поɞɝоɬовки заочной ɮоɪмы оɛɭчения кɭɪɫов ɫоɫɬавление Некɪаɫова ɋОДȿɊЖȺНИȿ ПОЯɋНИɌȿЛЬНȺЯ ........................................................................4 ɊȺȻОɌȺ 1.........................................................................5 ɊȺȻОɌȺ 2.......................................................................18 ДОПОЛНИɌȿЛЬНОȽО .........................................29 ...................................................................................................48 ɞве ваɪианɬаɯ конɬɪольная 1) иɬоɝовоɝо ɫɬɭɞенɬами лекɫичеɫкоɝо маɬеɪиала кажɞом ваɪианɬе пɪеɞлаɝаеɬɫя комплекɫ ɫвоемɭ лекɫичеɫкие являеɬɫя ɫɬɭɞенɬов чɬении лиɬеɪаɬɭɪы заочноɝо пɪеɞназначены ɫоɞеɪжания навыков чаɫɬи амеɪиканɫкиɯ XXXXI веков экзамена конɬɪольноɝо заɞания ɞаеɬɫя лекɫичеɫкоɝо маɬеɪиала КОНɌɊОЛЬНȺЯ Конɫɬɪɭкция Пɪиɬяжаɬельный ɋɬепени ɫɪавнения ȼɪеменные Simple, Progressive. 1. Arrange the words into four groups according to the rules of fact her here gate farmer joke muddy fire 6 7. Fill in the blanks with the co rrect form. Choose the positive, comparative or superlative form of the adjective. 1. The three musicians play on _____ stage. a) a new; c) the newest. 2. She speaks in ______ voice than the last time. 3. They leave ______ way they can. b) a quicker; c) the quickest. 7 4. A whale is ______ than a dolphin. c) the longest. 5. Is it _______ to go ther e by car or by train? a) cheap; c) the cheapest. 6. Do you know that the Dead Sea is _____ sea. c) the saltiest. 7. This is ______ problem she has ever had. a) a great; Read the text THE WEATHER, tr anslate in writing the third and the fourth passages. The English are famous for their tea a nd their weather. And the English are always talking about their weather. But English weather is never the same two days running. So everyone notices it. Aw ful day, isn't it? Lovely weather for ducks. Did you have good weather? What was the weather like? Nice day. Fine day today. A beautiful day, isn't it? Is n't the weather awful? What a dreadful day! It's pouring outside raining cats and dogs. The best time of the year in England is the spring and early summer. Then the cold winds and the fog and the hea vy rains have all gone warm for the first time. Of course it rain s sometimes then too, and it is often cloudy, but not so often as in the winter. It rains quite often all the year round in England. That's why it is such a green c ountry, with long rich grass for the cattle and sheep, and beautiful lawns in the gardens. skies and the sun shining every day. But spring comes the summer, the short E nglish summer, when people go to the seaside, to the coast, to bathe in the sea and dig in the sand. But in the autumn, even when the sun shines, th 8 Sometimes England has no snow at a ll in the winter, but the North and Scotland usually have some af ter Christmas. If there is a long frost and the ice is rivers and pools. The east wind is cold and blows in from the North Sea. Then all England shivers, especially in the east. The Welsh are lucky, because Wales er than most of England. England is a difficult country for pe ople who work out of doors, people like the milkman, people like farmers, and postmen and policemen. In the morning it can be cold, in the afternoon warm and in the evening raining. One day it rains, the next day can be cold again. But foggy weather is the wo rst. The thick white fog rolls in from the sea all over London and the cities, and th en mixes with smoke from a million In London this is called dark in the middle of the day and peop le cannot see their way, buses and cars crawl along slowly with their lights on, blowing their horns, and everyone Everyone in England hate s to wake up in the morning and see the yellow "Terrible weather!" say twenty million E nglishmen, as they go to work that morning. 1. Answer the foll owing questions 1. What are the En 2. Why are the English always talking about the weather? 3. What is the best in England? Why? 4. Why is England such a green country? 5. What is the autumn like in England? 7. What is the winter like in England? 2. Find in the text English equivale nts for the following Russian words and phrases. Group them a ccording to subject matter: еɯаɬь ɯолоɞа яɫное анɝлийɫкое леɬо ɬеплее ɮаɪами 9 3. Find in the text the adjectives in comparison, write them down and translate them in Russian. 4. Indicate from the text all the no uns in plural form, translate them in Russian and make the singul 1. Arrange the words into four gr oups according to the rules of me joke 2. Plural forms. Which 10 words in the list below have mistakes nd these words and correct them. tomatos pi potatoes afs woman-doctors on to the construction there + be. 1. There is no smoke without fire. 2. There is some 3. There wasnt any cheese on the plate. 4. Are there any pupils in the yard? 5. There will be many exams next term. 3. Second thoughts are best. 4. Ones bark is worse than ones bite. 6. Fill in the blanks with the necessary 1. Where is ... money? I've no ... idea. 3. Ted, you'll have to rewr 4. Have you understood ... rule, children? 5. Thank you for ... invitation, we'll come. 7. I am sorry, but I don't remember ... address. 8. Here is ... book, you can keep it for ... week. 10. Well, where shall we keep ... dog? In ... yard. 7. Fill in the blanks with the co rrect form. Choose the positive, b) a more wonderful c) the most wonderful 2. He is also _____ person than Paul. b) a more polite c) the most polite b) a more difficult c) the most difficult b) more intelligent c) the most intelligent 5. Don't talk about them. Le b) more interesting c) the most interesting 11 6. Which instrument makes ___ music in the world? a) a beautiful b) more beautiful c) the most beautiful a) comfortable b) more comfortable c) the most comfortable Read the text "THE WEEK-END", tr anslate in writing the third and THE WEEK-END Most people in Britain work a five -day week, from Monday to Friday; schools, colleges and universities are al so closed on Satu rdays and Sundays. Therefore from Friday evening till Monda y morning people are usually free. Everyone looks forward to the weeke nd and when Friday comes along, as people leave work they say to each ot her, "Have a nice weekend". Then on Monday morning they ask, "Did you have a nice weekend?" or "What did you Students, young people working away from home and single people in general like to go away for the weekend. They may go home, go to stay with relatives or friends in different parts of the country or stay in a hotel or boarding house in the country or at the sea. Most towns in England are not more than four hours apart by train and many are mu ch less. For example the London- Birmingham train takes 1 1/2 hours, the London-Bristol 2 1/2; and no one in England lives more than 100 miles from th e sea. Therefore it is possible to leave straight from work on Friday and come back on Sunday evening. It is of course more difficult for married couples with children to go away for the weekend. Those who stay at home at the weeke nd try both to relax and catch up with all the jobs they are too busy to do during the week. For women who go out to work these include housework, washing, shopping and sometimes gardening; for men repairs and other odd jobs in the house, cleaning the car, mowing the lawn and gardening. Saturday morning is a very busy time for shopping, as this is the only day when people who are at wo length of time. On Sunday (except for newsagents and Saturdays the shops in the centre of big cities usually close at 1 p.m.; in the 12 suburbs and small towns they stay ope n till 5.30 or 6.00 p.m. as on weekdays rly closing day" in the week to make up for it). On Saturday afternoon the most important sporting events of the week take place football, rugby (in the summer cric motor-cycle racing and other sports. So me men go and watch; others sit and watch the sports programs on television. In the late afternoon the sports results are announced on radio and television a nd the sports editions of the evening Saturdays evening is the favourite tim e for parties, dances, going to the pictures or the theatre, in fact for '"going out" generally. of time to gel rea Having gone to bed late the night have a lie-in on breakfast in bed, although this depends and bring it up. However, some breakfas breakfast themselves and take it back to bed. While having breakfast people start reading the Sundays papers, which they paper shop or have delivered by the pa are at least eight papers which are published weekly on Su nday. They range from serious papers of 60 or 70 pages, which publish with articles on political, social and cultu ral topics, to those which specialize in and some enthusiasts have more. These people have little time for anything else 1. Answer the following questions. 2. Where do most English people generally spend their weekends? me at the weekend 4. When do the most important spor ting events take place? How can one learn the sports results? 5. What is the favourite time fo r going out? Can you explain why? 6. How do many English people spend their Sunday morning? ey more often have people to stay. 2. Those who stay at home at the weeken d try both to relax and to catch up with all the jobs they are too busy to do during the week. 13 3. Having gone to bed late the night before, many people have a lie-in on 4. While having breakfast people start reading the Sunday paper which they either fetch themselves or have delivered by the paper boy for 5. Those people have little time for a nything else on Sunday and spend the day submerged in a sea of newspapers. 6. The London-Birmingham tr 3. Find in the text the adjectives in different degrees of comparison, write them down and translate them in Russian. 4. Indicate from the text all the nouns in plural form, translate them in Russian and make the singular form according to the rules of reading: late storm fire bare car 2. Plural forms. Which 12 words in the list below have mistakes. Find these words and correct them. leafs wi matches armys womans lamps postcards deer mouses spe on to the construction there + be. 4. Are there any knives on the table? 5. There are two fam ous actresses in this film. 14 a) an expensive c) the least expensive 4. The painting is _______ than the one in your living room. a) impressive b) less impressive c) the least impressive of their traditions and car efully keep th em up. Some ceremonies ar rather formal, such as the Chan ging of the Guard at Buckingham Palace, Trooping the see a group of cavalrymen ri ding on black hors es through the st These men are Life Guards. Th eir special duty is to guar d the king or the queen of Great Britain and very importa nt guests of the country. 16 To this day a Brit ish family prefers house with a fireplace and a garden to a flat in a modem house with central heating. Most British love gardens. cement painted green in imitation of gr ass and a box of flowers. They love flowers very much. chickens, canaries and other friends of ma n have a much better life in Britain than anywhere else. In Britain they have special dog shops selling food, clothes and other things for dogs. In recent years the British began to show love for more "exotic" animals such as crocodi Holidays are especially rich in old tr aditions and are different in Scotland, and. Christmas is a great English national holiday and in Scotland it is not observed at all. But six days later, on New Year's Eve the Scots begin to enjoy themselves. All th e shops and factories are closed on New Year's Day. People invite their friends Some British traditions are strange, some are funny, but they are all le in Britain drink tea every day and Britain imports about 20% of all the world's tea. Tea makes up about half of all that a Br itish person drinks. Tea has even played a part in British literature and history. Do you remember the Mad Hatter's tea party in Alice in Wonderland? And there was the "Boston Tea Party" when a group delivery of tea from the ships into the waters f Boston harbour because the ruling British government wanted to tax it. This particular tea party marks the beginning of the movement to make America independent. Tea didn't come to Europe until 1610 and was introduced in Britain in 1657 by Catherine of Braganza, Ki ng Charles II's wife. But by the 1800s, the exotic drink became so popular that special ships ("clippers") were designed to bring it quickly from China. Most people in Britain drink tea with bl ack leaves although now herbal teas The British are very fussy about how their tea is made. They see the drinking of tea as the opportunity to relax for a few mi nutes. It's also regarded as a great comforter. If you've just suffered a misf ortune in Britain and you call on a friend, you're likely to be told, "Oh well, just sit down and One of the most striking features of British life is the self-discipline and courtesy of people of a ll classes. There is little noisy behaviour, and 17 seats in buses or trains, but take their The British are naturally polite and are ne ver tired in saying "Thank you", "I'm sorry", "Beg your pardon". If you follow anyone who is ente ring a building or a room, he will hold a door op en for you. Many foreigne rs have commented on a remarkable politeness of the British people. The British don't like displaying their em otions even in dangerous and tragic situations, and ordinary people seem to remain good-tempere difficulties. 1. Answer the following questions. 1. What is one of the most 2. What have many fo reigners noticed in Britain? 3. When do the British have time for tea? 4. How many people in Britain drink tea every day? 5. When did tea come to Britain? 6. Do the British like displaying their emotions? КОНɌɊОЛЬНȺЯ ɊȺȻОɌȺ эквиваленɬы залоɝ ȼɪеменные to be, to have, to do. ter five months of his studies. 4. Use either Present Perfect or Pa st Simple in the sentences given below. 1. Last season our team (not to win) many games, but this season we 2. Two months ago she (to go) to Canada. 3. Yesterday Susan (to sit) in 4. The teacher is glad to tell th e students that they (to pass) the test. 5. I already (to eat) all the cakes. have to leave the party so early? чаɫɬо ɫɞелали маɬемаɬике ɋɬɭɞенɬы ɫɞавали экзамен чаɫов Оɛычно Read the text A ROOM WITH A VIEW, translate in writing the A ROOM WITH A VIEW Anna is working in the London sales office of Lufthansa, the big German airline. She is going to be in England fo r at least two years. She likes the job; she likes London. The reason she is not ha ppy is that she cannot find a room of her own. She has looked at many flats but they have all b een so expensive. At the moment she is staying with a cousin in Putney, a suburb of London. :) Excuse me. Im not quite sure how you say this in English. Do you Girl: Well, that depends. Have you got a room, or Girl: Then you want to rent a room It was a tall, well-built house. Anna lik ed the look of it immediately. Susan walked up a short flight of steps and opened the front door. Anna followed her Susan: Mothers out. But I can show you the room. Its on the top floor. (They climbed the stairs). Here we are. (She opens a door on the landing at the Anna: What a lovely room! Anna: Yes, I do. Very much. (She wa lks over the window and looks at the view). And such a marvelous view! Does nt the river look beautiful when the sun is shining on it? I like to live near water. Youve got a very nice garden, Anna liked the room very much. It was bigger than she expected about 3. From the first passage write do wn all the sentences with Present 4. Find in the text the interrogat ive sentences. Put them down and 1. Put in the modal verbs can, may, must. 1. I study harder because I am going to take an exam. 2. I have some money, Dad? 4. He hear everyt 6. I go out? 23 ready last month. люɛиɬ ɫейчаɫ инɬеɪеɫнɭю Она вɫю чиɬаешь неɞелю Read the text SHE WANTS TO HAVE MONEY OF HER OWN, translate it in writing from the word s Its Saturday night till Are the MONEY OF HER OWN Saturday next? Yes, Mrs. Smith. Thats the 18 of February, isn t it? Yes, thank you, Mrs. Smith, 6 oclock. Yes, 6 ocl ock sharp. Sixteen, Mrs. Smith is one of Mummys friends . I dont know her very well, but I know she has two children. Here is Mummy now. Mummy, can I go to Mrs. Smiths on Saturday? She and Mr. Smith are ey want me to baby-sit. We go upstairs. As we come to th e boys bedroom, I stop. How can I tell them where the boys are? Bu t Mrs. Smith walks to the next door. She opens that door and looks in. They are sleeping like angels, she says. 1. Answer the following questions. заɝлянɭɬь как 3. From the passage Its Saturday night Are the boys asleep? write down all the sentences with the P resent tenses and translate them into Russian. Explain the use of these tenses. 4. Find in the text the interrogat ive sentences. Put them down and 26 3. He was to come at 5 p.m. is in the kitchen, says Mr. Goodchild. Come along, dear, I must be at the theatre in five minutes. Im coming, says Mrs. Goodchild. . Actors are funny! They have gone off fo r the evening and left their Tootsie in the kitchen. I d biscuits at nine very we Of course, Tootsie is an actors child , and actors are funny people. Well, I There is nobody in the kitchen yes, there is. A black poodle is asleep in a чеɪный 3. From the passage Its Saturd ay night put her to bed. write down all the sentences with the Prese nt tenses and translate them into Russian. Explain the use of these tenses. 4. Find in the text the interrogat ive sentences. Put them down and ДОПОЛНИɌȿЛЬНОȽО MY FAMILY I am Alex Sidorov. Alex is my first na me and Sidorov is my surname. I am twenty years old. I want to tell you a fe w words about my family. My family is six of us in the family. My mother is a teacher of biology. She works in a college. She likes her profession. She is a good-looking woman w ith brown hair and green eyes. She is forty-four but she looks much younger. She is tall and slim. My father is a computer programmer. He is very experienced. He is a broad-shouldered, tall man with fair hair and grey eyes. He is forty-six. My father often sings and when we are at home and have free time, I play the guitar As for me, I graduated from the techni cal school last year. Now I work as an accountant for a small business comp any. This year I have entered the University and I am a first-year stude чем upbringing воɫпиɬание to take care of smb she is clever with her hands веɫɬи to be deeply attached ɫильно лиɛо GREAT BRITAIN The United Kingdom of Great Britain a nd Northern Ireland is situated on the British Isles. The British Isles consist of two large islands, Great Britain and Ireland, and about five t total area is over 244,000 Shakespeare called Britain a precious stone in the silver sea because of its natural beauty. It has a varied countryside where you can find mountains, plains, valleys and sandy beaches. Be n Nevis in Scotland is the highest THE USA The United States of America is the fourth largest country in the world (after Russia, Canada and China). It o ccupies the southern part of North climate. Hot winds blowing from the Gulf of Mexico often brings typhoons. The climate along the Pacific coast is much warmer than that of the Atlantic coast. The USA is a highly developed industri al country. Its the worlds leading producer of copper and oil and the wo rlds producer of iron ore and coal. Among the most important manufacturing i ndustries are aircraft, cars, textiles, to occupy centuries Kostroma became a major crafts and trade cen tre. By the middle of the century Kostroma became a main trade and cultural centre of the Moscow State. Its towns builders, icon-painters and cr aftsmen were well- In the early XVII century the people of th e Kostroma area offered resistance to the Polish invaders. Accord ing to the legend in the winter 1613 Ivan Susanin a peasant from the village Domnino near Kostroma led the Poles away from the road deep into the woods. He was murdered by the enemies but they couldnt find the road to Moscow. Iv an Susanin became a hero and pride of Kostroma. In 1967 the monument to Susanin was erected in our town. Nowadays Kostroma has a populati on of 300,000 people. People of many nationalities live and work here. At present Kostroma is a developed in dustrial town with plants, factories which produce different kinds of machines , furniture, clothes, food and other goods. From time immemorial Kostroma is a centre of As there are many children in our facilities. There are many schools, t echnical schools and vocational schools where students are given secondary edu cation and are taught different trades. Kostroma has 3 Universities the Kostro ma State University , the Technological University and the Agricultural Academ y which provide higher education to Kostroma is also a cultural centre with many libraries. There are two ɛлаɝопɪияɬный оказываɬь кɪеɫɬьянин to be erected from time immemorial Kostroma State Un iversity was founded in 1949 as Teachers Training College. It is situated in the 1 There are a lot of lecture halls, st udy rooms and laboratories at the University. Research laboratories are provi ded with the most modern equipment. The University has several modern co mputer centres. Many students who come to study from other towns and villages live in the Universitys hostels. The sport facilities in the university are also very good. There is a particular building with Every summer many school graduates tr y to enter the University. They must take two or three entrance ex ams. Those who mana ged to enter the University are glad to become studen ts. Attending lectures and seminars, doing their home-works students must always remember about their coming exams. Hard-working student s take their exams in due time and usually have lazy will find January a very difficult time. In winter students have a short vacation. There is a vacation in spring and summer too. The academic year is divided into two terms. Terminal examinations and credit tests are taken at the end of each te rm. The course of studies lasts for five years. Students have three or four lectures or practical classes a day. There is a post-graduate course as well. The best students may continue their study and carry on research work. Th e University has a large, well-stocked library from which our students can borrow any books they need. In the reading- room students can read books they are interested in, look through different magazines and prepare for classes. It is true that most students go to the university to study some special subjects, knowledge of whic h will make it possible for them to earn their living Richard Bach (1936 ) is a famous American writer. He is a pilot and writer and a man who lives his life by the principles about which he writes. He has produced and acted and flown in a movie based on his book Nothing By It was morning, and the new sun sp arkled gold across the ripples of A mile from shore a fishing boat c hummed the water, and the word for Breakfast Flock flashed thr ough the air, till a crowd of a thousand seagulls came to dodge and fight for bits of food. It was another busy da off alone, out by himself beyond boat and shore, Jonathan Livingston Seagull his wingspan above the wate r, he could stay in the air longer, with less effort. His glides ended not with the us "I don't mind being bone a nd feathers, mom. I just want to know what I can do in the air and what I can't, that's all. I just want to know." "See here, Jonathan," said his father, not unkindly. "Winte r isn't far away. Boats will be few, and the surface fish will be swimming deep. If you must study, then study food, and Time after time it happened. Careful as he was, working at the very peak of his ability, he lost control at high speed. leaders were marked. Of course, he thou ght, the Breakfast flock this morning; they saw the Breakthrough! But I want no honors. I have no wish to be leader. I want only to share what I've found, to sh ow those horizons out ahead for us all. "Jonathan Livingston Seagull," said th e Elder, "stand to Center for Shame It felt like being hit with a board. His knees went weak, his feathers sagged, there was roaring in his ears. Ce ntered for shame? Impossible! The Breakthrough! They can't understand! They're wrong, they're wrong! "...for his reckless irresponsibility," the solemn voice intoned, "violating the dignity and tradition of the Gull Family..." coming through the chestnut oaks on the cliff and running over the young corn. They bit off the tips of the corn and trampled down the stubble. My father walked in the cornbalk. B ob, our Collie, walked in front of my father. We heard a ground squirrel whistle down over the bluff among the dead Bob after the ground squirrel. He jumped over the corn rows. He started to run towa rd the ground squirrel. I, too, started running toward the clearing's edge wher e Bob was jumping and barking. The in the wind. Bob threw her riddled bod y back on the sand. She quivered like a leaf in the lazy wind, then her riddled body lay perfectly still. The blood colored the loamy earth around the snake. "Look at the eggs, won't you?" said my father. We counted thirty-seven eggs. I picked an egg up and held it in my hand. Only a minute ago there was life in it. It was an immature seed. It would not hatch. Mother sun coul d not incubate it on the warm earth. The egg I held in my hand was almost the size of a quail's egg. The shell on it was thin and tough and the egg appeared under the surface to be a watery egg. "Well, Bob, I guess you see now why this snake couldn't fight," I said, "It is life. Stronger devour the weaker ev en among human beings. Dog kills snake. Snake kills birds. Birds kill the butterflies. Man conquers all. Man, too, kills for sport." Bob was panting. He walked ahead of us back to the house. His tongue was out of his mouth. He was tired. He was hot under his shaggy coat of hair. His tongue nearly touched the dry dirt an d white flecks of foam dripped from it. We walked toward the house. Neither my the dead snake. The sun was going down over the chestnut ridge. A lark was singing. It was late for a la rk to sing. The red eveni ng clouds floated above the pine trees on our pasture hill. My father stood beside the path. His black hair was moved by the wind. His face was red in the blue wind of day. His eyes "And my father hates a snake," I th ought. I thought about the agony women know of giving birth. I thought about how they will fight to save their children. This morning my father and I got up wi th the chickens. He says one has to The male snake had trailed her to her doom. He had come in the night, under the roof of stars, as the moon shed rays of light on the quivering clouds of The bull blacksnake lifted his head a nd followed us as we walked around the dead snake. He would have fought us to his death. He would have fought Bob to his death. "Take a stick," said my father, "and throw him over the hill so Bob won't find him. Did you ever see anythi ng to beat that? I've heard they'd do that. But this is my first time to see bank into the dewy sprouts on the cliff. Mark Twain is the pen-name of Sam uel Clemens, America's greatest He was born in the family of a sma ll town lawyer in 1835. When Sam was twelve years old, his father died, and the boy had to earn a living for himself. So he began to work at a print shop in his home town. Later on he became a pilot on the Mississippi. Mark Twain always thought that his days on the Mississippi were the happiest in his life. As a writer he was successful from the very start. Mark Twain's story of Jim Smiley and his Jumping Frog made him famous all over America. This story was follo wed by a number of short stories and Most of Mark Twain's early writings sparkle with gay humour. As he advanced in years, however, all the evils of capitalist America became obvious to him. This brought a pessimistic note into his later works. Some years ago I arrived one day at Salamanca, New York, where I was to change trains and take the sleeper. Ther e were crowds of people on the platform, and they were all trying This did not improve my condition at a ll, but just then I noticed that the porter of a sleeping-car had his eye on me. I saw the expression of his face suddenly change. He whispered to the uni formed conductor, pointing to me, and I realized I was being talked about. Then the conductor came forward, his face "Can I be of any service to you?" he asked. "Do you want a place in a "Yes," I said, "I'll be grateful to yo u if you can give me a place, anything "We have nothing left except the big fa mily compartment," he continued, "with two berths and a couple of armchair s in it, but it is entirely at your disposal. Here, Tom, take these suitcases aboard!" Then he touched his hat, and we moved along. I was eager to say a few words to my companion, but I cha nged my mind. The porter made us comfortable in the compartment, and "Now, is there anything you want, sir? Because you can have just anything "Can I have some hot My salary had been raised to fifty do llars a month and I felt that the bank was the only place for it. So I walked in and looked round at the clerks. I had an idea that a person who was about to open an account must necessarily speak to the manager. "Can I see the manager?" I asked the clerk and added "alone." I don't know erk, and brought him. The manager was a calm, serious man. While talking to him I held my "Can I see you," I asked, "alone?" I di dn't want to say "alone" again, but without this word the question seemed useless. "Come in here," he said, and "We're safe from interruption Montgomery," he said loudly, "this gentleman is opening an account. rs in it. Good morning." "Good morning," I said, standing up, a nd walked through a big door into a safe. "Come out," said the manager coldly I went up to the clerk and pushed the money to him. My face was terribly "Here," I said, "put it on my account ." The sound of my voice seemed to people in the bank seemed to think th at I was a man who owned millions of dollars, but was not feeling very well. After leaving school, John Reed went to Harvard, America's most famous university. Having taken his degree, John Reed en tered the wide world outside the walls of the university. Soon he was in great demand as a writer of articles, stories, poems and plays, which were pub lished in all the leading journals and magazines. As a journalist he travelled widely over the United States, and the experience he gained during these trips brought him closer to the workers. He In the town of Paterson, a strike of textile workers turned into a revolutionary storm and John Reed wa s among the strikers. In the State of Colorado, an agricultural area of the Un ited States, he joined the Negroes who rose against racial discrimination. 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