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LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

 

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Barbara and Harry Sallis are at last installed in their new house.
The mood this time is one of RELIEF that all the difficulties are over.

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Oh!! Thank heaven, we're in at last.
What a relief that everything went so smoothly.
I'm so glad that all the furniture moving's over. Usually something gets broken, but this time everything seems to be intact.
I know. It's comforting to see our own things around us again, isn't it? In a new house it gives a sense of continuity.
Yes. Look at that bookcase. It's not very beautiful but it's a kind of symbol.
The other furniture has memories too. Ah!! Yes, it's good to be installed at last. After all those complications, I feel a weight's been lifted from my shoulders.
The colours have come out very well. I thought the painters were going to get them all wrong.
You always worry too much.

GLOSSARY
Thank heaven
: Thank goodness
What a relief
: What a relaxing situation
intact
: undamaged
sense: feeling
to be installed: to settle oneself 
in a place
complication: difficulty

to come out: to appear

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITY

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

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Why are Barbara and Harry talking about moving furniture?

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What gives them a sense of continuity?

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What is the bookcase a symbol of?

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