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LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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Barbara and Harry Sallis have the impression that they have been sold the wrong house. Here, they are trying to straighten out the situation with the estate agent. The mood is ANGER.

Harry:
Clerk:
Barbara:
Clerk:
Harry:
Barbara:
Clerk:
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Barbara:
Harry:
Mr. Maddox:
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Barbara:
Harry:
Mr. Maddox:
Harry:

I've got a bone to pick with you!!
Me, Sir?
Yes, you!!
I beg your pardon!!
Well, if it isn't you, it's someone in this firm.
It was a man with red hair!!
Ah!! You must be talking about Mr. Maddox!! If you'll be kind enough to wait a moment, I'll fetch him.
Well, really!! Who does he think he is?
I'll get my deposit back if it's the last thing I do.
Oh, good evening Mr. and Mrs. Sallis. I gather there's been some little difficulty.
Little difficulty!! I like that!!
We've been defrauded!!
Defrauded. Are you accusing me?
Yes, Mr. Maddox, I am!!

GLOSSARY
estate agent
: a person who buys and sells houses and lands for others, and makes a profit from it.
to have a bone to pick with someone: to have something to disagree or complain about
I beg your pardon: Please, remember your manners
fetch: to go and get

deposit: make first payment of money owed
Who does he think he is?: What gives him the right to behave like that? 

gather: to understand, conclude
defraud: to swindle

 

 

ACTIVITY

ANSWER THESE QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS PART OF THE DIALOGUE AND CHECK HERE YOUR ANSWERS. 

1.

How did the clerk know that Barbara and Harry were looking for Mr. Maddox?

2.

What did Harry intend to do?

3.

Why was Barbara furious with Mr. Maddox when he first appeared?

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