local Taxation Office to pick up and fill out the form necessary to/apply for a provincial driving, license. Within six weeks of reaching this age I could take the test. I have passed the test and lnow I'm able to drive on the open roads at last. If you asked me to tell what this test looked like I would say it was a real exam and the traffic rutes were the most difficult part of it.
Michael: What kind of questions did you have to answer?
Alec: Oh, .there were a lot of them. But the trickiest ones were the questions about the
pavement markings, signs and the signals. Believe me, it’s not an easy thing to learn
all this by heart and then be smart enough to identify each of them at once. Imagine,
all these broken white lines, solid white lines, crosswalk lines, broken yellow lines and
so on and so forth not to speak of signs and signals.
Michael: What can you recommend me to do if I want to prepare myself for this test?
Alec: The best way, I think, is to study the special booklet “What every driver must know” that
is reflects the recent changes in the UK Vehicle Code. It also presents information about
driver licensing, driver insurance, vehicle registration and other driving-related subjects.
but tell me, why do you want to apply for the driving license? I remember you
Complained to me of your Dad, who had refused to buy you a car.
Michael: That’s true. He did refuse to buy me a car when I told him that I had got a job at a disco Friday and Saturday nights. My Dad said that my school and future applying for the college were of primary importance for me at the moment. I answered that I was sick of going to school, that I enjoyed playing the guitar and wanted to try my luck with music and to be on my own.
Alec: It's too bad. I don't think it is the right way to talk to your Dad.
Michael: You are right. My Dad said that I could never make money as a musician. He offered to earn the money needed for a car that he had previously promised me as a birthday present.
Alec: And what happened then?
Michael: Well, I had talks with my mother and,. even with my sister Emily. In
the end I
changed my mind and spoke to Dad promising him that I should apply for a
technical college after school. Dad was pleased very much. Now he is on business
trip in Russia and I hope if his trip is a success he will change his mind about the car.
Alec: I see. The situation is quite clear for me and how are things with you and Susan?
Michael: Don't ask. We don’t see each
Alec: That's too bad.
Michael: Yes. She's going out with someone else now. I have bad luck with girls.
Alec: Well, I guess .we're in the same so. I'm trying to meet somebody too.
Michael: That’s really easy for us, jaunty boys. Hey, Alec. Look at those two girls.
Alec: What girls?
Michael: They are sitting at the next table.
Alec: Michael, you are staring at them.
Michael: That’s okay. They’re staring at us.
Alec: Hey, the girl with the dark hair is waving at as.
Michael: I think she's inviting us to their table. (He gets up and walks towards the other table).
Alec: Wait a minute. What are you doing? Where are you going?
Michael: Come on. What are you waiting for? Let's go.
Упражнение 1. Ответьте на вопросы и затем представьте диалог в форме рассказа.
1. Where are Michael and his friend Alec meeting and what are they doing?
2. What does Michael want to know?
3. How did Alec get through the procedure of getting the driving license?
4. What kind of questions did he have to answer?
5. What did Alec recommend Michael to do preparing for the test?
6. Why did Michael’s father refuse to buy him a car?
7. Will father change his mind?
8. How are things with Michael and Susan? And with Alec?
9. Whem did the boys see? What were the girls doing?
1.Всегда ли вы с удовольствием ходили в школу?
2. Кем хотели стать в детстве?
3. Почему захотели получить высшее образование?
Есть ли у вас друзья?
О чем вы обычно говорите с ними?
Легко ли вы знакомитесь с юношами(девушками)?
Где вы обычно знакомитесь?
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