Задание 1.Прослушайте диалог. Воспроизведите его в парах.
A Visit To The Doctor
Doctor: Well, what is the trouble? You are looking rather unwell, I must say.
Mr. Brown. You had better ask me what is not trouble with me, sir. It seems to me I am suffering all the illnesses imaginable: headache, earache, insomnia, indigestion, pains in the stomach, muscle pain, appetite loss. And to make things worse I’ve caught a cold, I’ve got a sore throat, so I am sneezing and coughing all the time. I feel hot and feverish. I got short of breath. Actually, I feel more dead than alive.
Doctor: I am sorry to hear that. Anyway, I don’t think things are so bad as you can imagine. Let me have a look at you. I’d like to sound your chest. Your heart, chest and lungs seem to be not bad. Now let me see your throat. Yes, it looks a bit sore. Show me your tongue. Have you taken your temperature?
Mr. Brown. Not yet, but I guess I should.
Doctor: Well, I don’t find anything radically wrong with you. But it is clear that you’re down, and if you don’t take care of yourself, you may have a nervous breakdown. So, first of all I advise you to stop worrying. Take some rest, have regular meals, keep off alcohol. If possible, give up smoking, at least for a time. Have this tonic made up and take 1 tablespoon three times a day before meals.
Mr. Brown. What about diet, doctor?
Doctor: Well, keep to a diet of salads and fruit, and a bit meat. If you do this I can promise you soon full recovery.
Mr. Brown. But if I don’t?
Doctor: Youhave to decide what is the lesser evil – to follow my advice or prepare for a better world! And one more thing. Keep off accidents so that your neck, arms and legs were not hurt!
Задание 2. Подберите перевод следующих клише и выражений в правом столбце:
- What’s the trouble? 1. Мне кажется, …
- It seems to me … 2. Позвольте на вас взглянуть
- to make things worse 3. В чем дело?
- Let me have a look at you 4. Я скорее мертв, чем жив
- I feel more dead than alive 5. Ухудшить положение
- I guess I should stop worrying 6. Я думаю, что мне не стоит
- if possible 7. соблюдать диету
- give up smoking 8. брось курить
- at least for a time 9. если возможно
- keep a diet 10. хотя бы на время
- what is the lesser evil 11. что меньшее зло
- keep off accidents 12. избегай катастроф
Задание 3.Составьте вопросы, ответы на которые приводятся ниже:
- I am suffering all the illnesses imaginable
- Yes? I have a sore throat
- I feel hot and feverish
- Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day before meals
- Come to me in some days