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AT THE LIBRARY

I am a subscriber to our local library.

About every fortnight I go there to exchange books.

I enter the library and go to the Lending Department.

Here I first of all look through the Catalogue.

Sometimes I look through the Author Catalogue.

Sometimes I look through the Subject Catalogue.

Best of all I like fiction, travel books, biographies.

I find the name of the author and the title of an interesting book.

I fill in a slip and hand it to the librarian.

She goes to the repository to see if the book is there.

Soon she comes back and says: «Неге is the book you want».

Sometimes however she returns with the words: «I am sorry, the book is taken. What other book would you like?»

In such cases I suggest some other book. The librarian then gives me the book I have chosen. I thank her and go home

It's always a fine thing to get an interesting new book to read!

CONVERSATION

Librarian - Good morning! How do you do? You have come to exchange books, I suppose.

Subscriber - Yes, I have. Could you recommend1 something interesting?

Librarian - Of course I can, but wouldn't you like2 to look through the catalogue yourself?

Subscriber - I rely on your choice. You have already suggested to me quite a number of interesting books which I have read with the greatest interest.

Librarian - To tell you the truth, I have forgotten your special interests. There are so many subscribers to our library that it is difficult to remember the taste of each.

Subscriber - In fact I am interested in everything: fiction, biography, history, travel books.

Librarian - If you care for fiction, here are some of the latest novels on the counter. I have read most of them, and after you have chosen a writer and a title, I can tell you what it's all about. By the way, do you like short stories? If so, I can recommend to you a collection of short stories by Paustovski.

Subscriber - I think I'll choose that book right away.

Librarian - And which is the second book? You have a right to take two books home, you know?

Subscriber - It strikes me that this new biography of Lermontov by Irakli Andronnikov is what I should like to take.

Librarian - And perfectly right you are in deciding upon that book. In fact it's a feature book, very much in demand.

Subscriber - Well, let me have it then. I think these two books are just the thing for me.

Librarian - You are welcome to them. Please fill in this slip and I shall write down the books in your reader's card.

Subscriber - Thank you very much for your kind advice. Now I've got something to read for at least a fortnight.

WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS

NOTES






About myself

A trip by railway

My family

A sea voyage

Our flat

At the doctor's

At the library

At the cinema

The hotel

At the theatre

Street traffic

At the post office

An excursion out of town

Sport

Telephoning

Shopping

A visit

Sightseeing

Park of culture and rest

The soviet union

The dining-room

Elections

At the museum

Sputnic

A trip by air

 

 

 





 

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