Lekcja – Communication

Andy and Selma are a middle aged couple living in the American midwest. Andy owns the pharmacy in his small town, and Selma is a housewife. They both don’t like to travel very often with Selma having a real fear of flying lęk przed lataniem. Andy however, rather enjoys flying once he is in the air, but always becomes annoyed when driving to the airport, finding a parking spot in “long term parking”, catching the shuttle bus to the departure terminal with their luggage, etc. Selma would rather park in the “short term parking” section, but as they will be visiting their daughter in San Francisco for four days to see their grandson, Andy feels it would be too expensive (the short term parking fee opłata is thirty dollars per day). They are both very excited about seeing their new grandson for the first time. His name is Justin, and he will be exactly three weeks old on the day of their arrival. Their daughter Karen is a schoolteacher in a private school for international students, and their son-in-law Kevin is a theology student who is studying for his doctorate at the state university. While they are happy that within the next several years Kevin will become a minister, they are also worried about Karen and Kevin’s current obecną financial situation. This is because her income dochód as a teacher is not very high, and his income from waiting tables after classes is extremely limited. If it was still just the two of them, they wouldn’t be so concerned, but now with a child in the picture, the situation has changed radically. Kevin’s parents are actually quite poor, being small farmers whose uninsured nieubezpieczony home was destroyed by a tornado last year. As a result, Andy and Selma are prepared to offer their daughter and son-in-law a substantial znaczną amount of financial help.

Selma: I cannot wait to see our new grandson. He must be so gorgeous.

Andy: I must admit przyznać, I am looking forward to it too.

Selma: Well, as always I’m horribly fearful about flying, but I’ll just have to come to grips with it muszę się z tym uporać.

Andy: I don’t thing we want to drive 1800 miles to see them, do we?

Selma: No, of course not. It’s just that I always become so nervous starting several days before a flight.

Andy: Well, that’s one good thing about my profession. I can get your sedatives środków uspokajających wholesale!

Selma: Very funny. Anyway, do you think this time we could at least park closer to the terminal?

Andy: Selma, you know how much that costs. I just cannot justify usprawiedliwić spending over a hundred dollars for a little extra convenience dodatkową wygodę.

Selma: I’m sorry Andy, but this time I’m putting my foot down. I really am so frugal oszczędną, but I would like this little convenience, as I’m no spring chicken anymore.

Andy: Fine Selma, if it’s that important to you, we’ll do it.

Selma: Thanks dear, it’s just that my nerves are shot as it is.

Andy: I understand, dear. Well, perhaps we should turn in położyć się spać, since tomorrow will be a hectic gorączkowy day.

Selma: That’s fine with me, but we should really talk first about how much we want to offer them.

Andy: Oh yes, the money.

Selma: That’s right. Kevin’s folks can’t do anything for them, so I guess as you sports fans say “the ball is in your court”.

Andy: I’m afraid that’s the way it is. How much do you suggest?

Selma: Well, it’s really your decision, being the family breadwinner żywicielem rodziny. All I know it will be tough trudne to properly raise our grandchild on what they earn.

Andy: I guess $35,000.00 a year doesn’t go a very long way in San Francisco.

Selma: Not, for a family. I don’t expect this situation to go on trwać forever, because Kevin will be earning good money once he graduates and goes into the ministry.

Andy: The problem is that it is still two years away. Why don’t we sleep on it, and decide something over breakfast.

The next morning Andy and Selma decide to offer the young couple a gift of twenty thousand dollars. This is of course quite a generous hojny gift. One of the reasons for its size, is that Karen is their only child, and they understandably want to see their first grandchild as well cared for as possible. They fly to San Francisco and have a wonderful reunion zjazd rodzinny with their daughter and son-in-law. Of course the highlight atrakcją is finally seeing their new grandchild Justin. At dinner that evening they decide to present their gift.

Karen: Thanks for coming out mom and dad. It’s so good to see you both.

Andy: Well, how could we possibly not see our new little boy.

Selma: He is even prettier that I had hoped.

Kevin: I’m also really glad you folks came. This little guy had better start getting used to przyzwyczajać się do the two of you.

Andy: Listen, there is something we need to talk to you about.

Karen: Dad, is everything O.K.?

Andy: Don’t worry. Everything is fine. Grandma, why don’t you do the honors.

Selma: Well, your father and I wanted to give you a little something to help take care of zaopiekować się our little boy.

Andy: Here Karen, this is for you, Kevin, and Justin.

Karen: Oh my lord, I cannot believe this. Kevin, look what my parents are giving us!

Kevin: Wow, thanks, folks. I don’t know what to say.

Selma: You don’t have to say anything. Just use it in good health w dobrym celu, and make sure you save a little something for plane fare to come and see us at Christmas time.

 

Exercise 1

Zamień oznaczone w tekście słowa na ich przeciwieństwa wybrane z listy poniżej

annoyed    arrival    concerned    current    departure    enjoys    excited    expensive   first    happy    international    limited    long term    not very high    poor    private    radically    short term    small     student    studying    substantial    uninsured home    worried

Andy and Selma are a middle aged couple living in the American midwest. Andy owns the pharmacy in his large town, and Selma is a housewife. Andy rather hates flying once he is in the air, but always becomes relaxed when driving to the airport, finding a parking spot in “short term parking”, catching the shuttle bus to the arrival terminal with their luggage, etc. Selma would rather park in the “long term parking” section, but as they will be visiting their daughter in San Francisco for four days to see their grandson, Andy feels it would be too cheap. They are both very calm about seeing their new grandson for the last time. His name is Justin, and he will be exactly three weeks old on the day of their farewell. Their daughter Karen is a schoolteacher in a public school for local students, and their son-in-law Kevin is a theology teacher who is teaching for his doctorate at the state university. While they are unhappy that within the next several years Kevin will become a minister, they are also certain about Karen and Kevin’s future financial situation. This is because her income as a teacher is very high, and his income from waiting tables after classes is extremely unlimited. If it was still just the two of them, they wouldn’t be so indifferent, but now with a child in the picture, the situation has changed slightly. Kevin’s parents are actually quite wealthy, being small farmers  whose insured home was destroyed by a tornado last year. Andy and Selma are prepared to offer their daughter and son-in-law a small amount of financial help.

 

Exercise 2

Uzupełnij tekst następującymi zwrotami:

the highlight      course      that evening      gift      only      size      fly      as well      son-in-law      generous      reasons      thousand      decide to offer      want to see   their new grandchild      a wonderful reunion   

The next morning Andy and Selma   ___________   the young couple a gift of twenty   _______    dollars. This is of   _______  quite a   _____      gift. One of the   ________   for its, is that Karen is their  ______   child, and they understandably   _________   their first grandchild   ______  cared for as possible. They   _________  to San Francisco and have   _________   with their daughter and   ________. Of course   ________   is finally seeing   ___________   Justin. At dinner   _______    they decide to present their _______.

 

Exercise 3

Wybierz poprawną formę

  1. Andy and Selma are a middle aged couple living / lived in America.
  2. They both don’t like to travel very often with Selma having / to have a real fear for / of flying.
  3. Andy rather enjoys flying / to fly once he is in the air, but always becomes annoying / annoyed when driving to the airport, finding / found a parking spot in “long term parking”, catching / caught the shuttle bus to the departure terminal with their luggage.
  4. Selma would rather park  / to park in the “short term parking” section, but as they will have visited / will be visiting their daughter in San Francisco for four days seeing / to see their grandson, Andy feels it would be / will be too expensive (the short term parking fee is thirty dollars per day).
  5. They are both very excited / exciting about seeing their new grandson
    since / for the first time.
  6. His name is Justin, and he will be exactly three weeks old on / at the day of their arrival.

 

ODPOWIEDZI

Exercise 1

˙dןǝɥ ןɐıɔuɐuıɟ ɟo ʇunoɯɐ ןɐıʇuɐʇsqns ɐ ʍɐן-uı-uos puɐ ɹǝʇɥƃnɐp ɹıǝɥʇ ɹǝɟɟo oʇ pǝɹɐdǝɹd ǝɹɐ ɐɯןǝs puɐ ʎpuɐ ˙ɹɐǝʎ ʇsɐן opɐuɹoʇ ɐ ʎq pǝʎoɹʇsǝp sɐʍ ǝɯoɥ pǝɹnsuıun ǝsoɥʍ sɹǝɯɹɐɟ ןןɐɯs ƃuıǝq ‚ɹood ǝʇınb ʎןןɐnʇɔɐ ǝɹɐ sʇuǝɹɐd s’uıʌǝʞ ˙ʎןןɐɔıpɐɹ pǝƃuɐɥɔ sɐɥ uoıʇɐnʇıs ǝɥʇ ‚ǝɹnʇɔıd ǝɥʇ uı pןıɥɔ ɐ ɥʇıʍ ʍou ʇnq ‚pǝuɹǝɔuoɔ os ǝq ʇ’upןnoʍ ʎǝɥʇ ‚ɯǝɥʇ ɟo oʍʇ ǝɥʇ ʇsnɾ ןןıʇs sɐʍ ʇı ɟı ˙pǝʇıɯıן ʎןǝɯǝɹʇxǝ sı sǝssɐןɔ ɹǝʇɟɐ sǝןqɐʇ ƃuıʇıɐʍ ɯoɹɟ ǝɯoɔuı sıɥ puɐ ‚ɥƃıɥ ʎɹǝʌ ʇou sı ɹǝɥɔɐǝʇ ɐ sɐ ǝɯoɔuı ɹǝɥ ǝsnɐɔǝq sı sıɥʇ ˙uoıʇɐnʇıs ןɐıɔuɐuıɟ ʇuǝɹɹnɔ s’uıʌǝʞ puɐ uǝɹɐʞ ʇnoqɐ pǝıɹɹoʍ osןɐ ǝɹɐ ʎǝɥʇ ‚ɹǝʇsıuıɯ ɐ ǝɯoɔǝq ןןıʍ uıʌǝʞ sɹɐǝʎ ןɐɹǝʌǝs ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ uıɥʇıʍ ʇɐɥʇ ʎddɐɥ ǝɹɐ ʎǝɥʇ ǝןıɥʍ ˙ʎʇısɹǝʌıun ǝʇɐʇs ǝɥʇ ʇɐ ǝʇɐɹoʇɔop sıɥ ɹoɟ ƃuıʎpnʇs sı oɥʍ ʇuǝpnʇs ʎƃoןoǝɥʇ ɐ sı uıʌǝʞ ʍɐן-uı-uos ɹıǝɥʇ puɐ ‚sʇuǝpnʇs ןɐuoıʇɐuɹǝʇuı ɹoɟ ןooɥɔs ǝʇɐʌıɹd ɐ uı ɹǝɥɔɐǝʇןooɥɔs ɐ sı uǝɹɐʞ ɹǝʇɥƃnɐp ɹıǝɥʇ ˙ןɐʌıɹɹɐ ɹıǝɥʇ ɟo ʎɐp ǝɥʇ uo pןo sʞǝǝʍ ǝǝɹɥʇ ʎןʇɔɐxǝ ǝq ןןıʍ ǝɥ puɐ ‚uıʇsnɾ sı ǝɯɐu sıɥ ˙ǝɯıʇ ʇsɹıɟ ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ uospuɐɹƃ ʍǝu ɹıǝɥʇ ƃuıǝǝs ʇnoqɐ pǝʇıɔxǝ ʎɹǝʌ ɥʇoq ǝɹɐ ʎǝɥʇ ˙ǝʌısuǝdxǝ ooʇ ǝq pןnoʍ ʇı sןǝǝɟ ʎpuɐ ‚uospuɐɹƃ ɹıǝɥʇ ǝǝs oʇ sʎɐp ɹnoɟ ɹoɟ oɔsıɔuɐɹɟ uɐs uı ɹǝʇɥƃnɐp ɹıǝɥʇ ƃuıʇısıʌ ǝq ןןıʍ ʎǝɥʇ sɐ ʇnq ‚uoıʇɔǝs ”ƃuıʞɹɐd ɯɹǝʇ ʇɹoɥs“ ǝɥʇ uı ʞɹɐd ɹǝɥʇɐɹ pןnoʍ ɐɯןǝs ˙ɔʇǝ ‚ǝƃɐƃƃnן ɹıǝɥʇ ɥʇıʍ ןɐuıɯɹǝʇ ǝɹnʇɹɐdǝp ǝɥʇ oʇ snq ǝןʇʇnɥs ǝɥʇ ƃuıɥɔʇɐɔ ‚”ƃuıʞɹɐd ɯɹǝʇ ƃuoן“ uı ʇods ƃuıʞɹɐd ɐ ƃuıpuıɟ ‚ʇɹodɹıɐ ǝɥʇ oʇ ƃuıʌıɹp uǝɥʍ pǝʎouuɐ sǝɯoɔǝq sʎɐʍןɐ ʇnq ‚ɹıɐ ǝɥʇ uı sı ǝɥ ǝɔuo ƃuıʎןɟ sʎoɾuǝ ɹǝɥʇɐɹ ʎpuɐ ˙ǝɟıʍǝsnoɥ ɐ sı ɐɯןǝs puɐ ‚uʍoʇ ןןɐɯs sıɥ uı ʎɔɐɯɹɐɥd ǝɥʇ suʍo ʎpuɐ ˙ʇsǝʍpıɯ uɐɔıɹǝɯɐ ǝɥʇ uı ƃuıʌıן ǝןdnoɔ pǝƃɐ ǝןppıɯ ɐ ǝɹɐ ɐɯןǝs puɐ ʎpuɐ

Exercise 2

˙ʇɟıƃ ɹıǝɥʇ ʇuǝsǝɹd oʇ ǝpıɔǝp ʎǝɥʇ ƃuıuǝʌǝ ʇɐɥʇ ɹǝuuıp ʇɐ ˙uıʇsnɾ pןıɥɔpuɐɹƃ ʍǝu ɹıǝɥʇ ƃuıǝǝs ʎןןɐuıɟ sı ʇɥƃıןɥƃıɥ ǝɥʇ ǝsɹnoɔ ɟo ˙ʍɐן-uı-uos puɐ ɹǝʇɥƃnɐp ɹıǝɥʇ ɥʇıʍ uoıunǝɹ ןnɟɹǝpuoʍ ɐ ǝʌɐɥ puɐ oɔsıɔuɐɹɟ uɐs oʇ ʎןɟ ʎǝɥʇ ˙ǝןqıssod sɐ ɹoɟ pǝɹɐɔ ןןǝʍ sɐ pןıɥɔpuɐɹƃ ʇsɹıɟ ɹıǝɥʇ ǝǝs oʇ ʇuɐʍ ʎןqɐpuɐʇsɹǝpun ʎǝɥʇ puɐ ‚pןıɥɔ ʎןuo ɹıǝɥʇ sı uǝɹɐʞ ʇɐɥʇ sı ‚ǝzıs sʇı ɹoɟ suosɐǝɹ ǝɥʇ ɟo ǝuo ˙ʇɟıƃ snoɹǝuǝƃ ɐ ǝʇınb ǝsɹnoɔ ɟo sı sıɥʇ ˙sɹɐןןop puɐsnoɥʇ ʎʇuǝʍʇ ɟo ʇɟıƃ ɐ ǝןdnoɔ ƃunoʎ ǝɥʇ ɹǝɟɟo oʇ ǝpıɔǝp ɐɯןǝs puɐ ʎpuɐ ƃuıuɹoɯ ʇxǝu ǝɥʇ

Exercise 3

˙ןɐʌıɹɹɐ ɹıǝɥʇ ɟo ʎɐp ǝɥʇ uo pןo sʞǝǝʍ ǝǝɹɥʇ ʎןʇɔɐxǝ ǝq ןןıʍ ǝɥ puɐ ‚uıʇsnɾ sı ǝɯɐu sıɥ ˙6

˙ǝɯıʇ ʇsɹıɟ ǝɥʇ ɹoɟ
uospuɐɹƃ ʍǝu ɹıǝɥʇ ƃuıǝǝs ʇnoqɐ pǝʇıɔxǝ ʎɹǝʌ ɥʇoq ǝɹɐ ʎǝɥʇ ˙5

˙(ʎɐp ɹǝd sɹɐןןop ʎʇɹıɥʇ sı ǝǝɟ ƃuıʞɹɐd ɯɹǝʇ ʇɹoɥs ǝɥʇ) ǝʌısuǝdxǝ ooʇ ǝq pןnoʍ ʇı sןǝǝɟ ʎpuɐ ‚uospuɐɹƃ ɹıǝɥʇ ǝǝs oʇ sʎɐp ɹnoɟ ɹoɟ oɔsıɔuɐɹɟ uɐs uı ɹǝʇɥƃnɐp ɹıǝɥʇ ƃuıʇısıʌ ǝq ןןıʍ ʎǝɥʇ sɐ ʇnq ‚uoıʇɔǝs ”ƃuıʞɹɐd ɯɹǝʇ ʇɹoɥs“ ǝɥʇ uı ʞɹɐd ɹǝɥʇɐɹ pןnoʍ ɐɯןǝs ˙4

˙ǝƃɐƃƃnן ɹıǝɥʇ ɥʇıʍ ןɐuıɯɹǝʇ ǝɹnʇɹɐdǝp ǝɥʇ oʇ snq ǝןʇʇnɥs ǝɥʇ ƃuıɥɔʇɐɔ ‚”ƃuıʞɹɐd ɯɹǝʇ ƃuoן“ uı ʇods ƃuıʞɹɐd ɐ ƃuıpuıɟ ‚ʇɹodɹıɐ ǝɥʇ oʇ ƃuıʌıɹp uǝɥʍ pǝʎouuɐ sǝɯoɔǝq sʎɐʍןɐ ʇnq ‚ɹıɐ ǝɥʇ uı sı ǝɥ ǝɔuo ƃuıʎןɟ sʎoɾuǝ ɹǝɥʇɐɹ ʎpuɐ ˙3

˙ƃuıʎןɟ ɟo ɹɐǝɟ ןɐǝɹ ɐ ƃuıʌɐɥ ɐɯןǝs ɥʇıʍ uǝʇɟo ʎɹǝʌ ןǝʌɐɹʇ oʇ ǝʞıן ʇ’uop ɥʇoq ʎǝɥʇ ˙2

˙ɐɔıɹǝɯɐ uı ƃuıʌıן ǝןdnoɔ pǝƃɐ ǝןppıɯ ɐ ǝɹɐ ɐɯןǝs puɐ ʎpuɐ ˙1

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