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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.

Barbara:-
Plumber:
Barbara:
Harry:
Barbara:
Harry:
Plumber:
Harry:
Barbara:
Plumber:
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Harry:
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Plumber:

No!! If we'd put the water on ...
Everything would've been flooded!!
All the new paint!!
The furniture!!
Oh, it's a mercy your forget things, Harry!!
It is indeed.
You can thank your lucky stars I came.
Whew!! What a narrow escape!!

I don't know how we can thank you enough.
There are always ways of showing appreciation, you know ... it being near Christmas and all.
Oh yes, of course. It's always nice to give presents at Christmas time.
Thank you, Mr. Sallis, thank you. I couldn't agree more, Mrs. Sallis. 

GLOSSARY
flooded
: covered with water
mercy
: piece of good fortune
lucky stars: good fortune
a narrow escape: escape just in time
appreciation: gratitude

 

 

 

 

 

ACTIVITY

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

8.

What would have happened if Harry had turned the water on?

9.

Why does the plumber expect a present from Harry?

 
 

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