Text A How Old Is She?
A woman was having some trouble
with her heart, so she went to see the doctor. He was a new doctor, and did not know her. So he first asked some questions, and one of them was:"How old are you?"
"Well," she answered:"I don't remember
, doctor, but I will try to think. "She thought for a minute and then said,"Yes. I remember now, doctor! When I married, I was eighteen years old, and my husband was thirty. Now my husband is sixty, I know. And that is twice
thirty. So I am twice eighteen. That is thirty-six, isn't it? "
Text B Could I Speak to Jim, Please?
A: Hello, 332440.
B: Oh hello, Sally. This is Dave Thomson here. Could I speak to Jim please?
A: I'm afraid he's not in at the moment Dave. He went out about an hour ago and he's not back yet.
B: Any idea when he might be back?
A: Well, he shouldn't be long. He said he was just going to get some paint. But I wouldn't be surprised if he's stopped off at the pub
on the way back.
B: OK, well, tell him I've called, will you? And I'll try again later.
A: All right. Goodbye, Dave.
B: Thanks, then Sally, goodbye.
• Read the following passage once. Underline the key words while reading and retell the story to your partner.
The river, you see, was never really safe at that time of the year- early autumn, I mean, when there is heavy rainfall
. So when I heard the children had gone swimming, as they used to all spring and summer, I knew there might be an awful
accident. And when they came home late without little Katie, I guessed what had happened.
1.have trouble with:
例句：I'm still having trouble with this math problem.
例句：We stopped off at a hotel for the night.
常用口语：How old are you? Could I speak to someone?