ADVANCED - ANSWERS DIALOGUE 1B

1.

Why does Harry wish it were yesterday?

   Because they were so happy with their furniture and all their
        possessions around them.

   Because thieves are so clever to steal things.

2.

Why does he think there's no point in telephoning the police?

   Because he thinks the police can do something about it.
  
Because he thinks the thief is miles from their house by now.

3.

Why doesn't Barbara eat any breakfast?

   Because she feels that they have made such fools of themselves.
  
She doesn't feel like eating anything because she has no hopes.

TRANSCRIPTION DIALOGUE 1B

THINGS ALWAYS GO WRONG - Part 2

Barbara:

Now I'm sure we'll never get all our things back. They're so clever these criminals. What's the point of collecting beautiful things for other people to steal?

Harry:

I only wish it were this time yesterday. Think how happy we were. Now this.

Barbara:

Things always go wrong.

Harry:

Perhaps we ought to get dressed and have breakfast. We'd feel better.

Barbara:

I don't feel like breakfast. I don't feel like anything. Why are we so unlucky? It's as if there were a jinx on us.

Harry:

Perhaps I'd better ring the police ...

Barbara:

Yes. Of course. But what good will it do? That man's miles away from here by now. In our car.

GLOSSARY
to get something back
: to recover something that appeared to be lost
What's the point of ...ing?
: What sense does it makes to ... ?
Things always go wrong
: We always make errors
unlucky: ill-fated; having misfortune
a jinx: an evil spell; someone believed to bring bad luck to those around him
miles away: very far away

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