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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.

Mr. Maddox:
Mr. Roper:
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Barbara:
Mr. Roper:
Harry:
Mr. Maddox:
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Mrs. Middleton:
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Mr. Roper:
Mr. Middleton:
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Mrs. Middleton:
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Mr. Middleton:
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Mrs. Middleton:
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Harry:
Barbara:
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Harry:

Ah, Mr. Roper. This is our general manager ...
What on earth's going on, Maddox? I've never heard such a noise ...
This gentleman has cheated us!!
Cheated you?
It's true. We've been tricked.
Now, please ... Oh, good evening Mr. and Mrs. Middleton.
We've come here to make a serious complaint.
No. Not another one.
An example of the most extraordinary inefficiency.
Believe or not, gentlemen, the house you sent us to see has disappeared!!
And been replaced by a large but very commonplace building.
We gave you a deposit for this beautiful house, full of wonderful carvings ...
Oh, no!!
Oh, you idiot, Mr. Maddox!! You've mixed up the addresses!!
Really!! What incompetence!!

GLOSSARY
What on earth's going on?
: I haven't the faintest idea what's happening
to cheat: to win something dishonestly or by lying
to trick: to play a trick on somebody
complaint: charge, formal accusation
inefficiency: lack of efficiency

believe it or not ...: it may sound unusual but ...
to replace
: to take the place of

to mix up: to confuse
incompetence: lack of a desirable ability











 

ACTIVITY

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

7.

Was Mr. Middleton as angry as Barbara?

8.

Did Mr. Middleton think Mr. Maddox had made a mistake with the addresses?

9.

Why were the Middletons keen to buy the pirate's house?

 
 

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