III. Find in the text English equivalents for the following Russian phrases and sentences and use them in situations based on the text:.

в дверь позвонили опять; ее рука поглаживала левую щеку; вы кажетесь таким тихоней; я очень страдаю (мне очень больно); я хочу удалить этот зуб; какое вам до этого дело; это был критический момент; принять все меры предосторожности; он был в панике; его нервы были напряжены до предела; его тошнило (он почувствовал тошноту); он ухватился за; вы должны крепко держаться за стул

IV. Respond to the following questions or statements and correct them if necessary (see Unit One, Ex. IV, p. 22):

1. Mr. Cowlishaw's second visitor came half an hour after his first one. 2. Mrs. Clowes wasn't suffering from toothache when she came to Mr. Cowlishaw. 3. Mrs. Clowes wanted to have her tooth filled, did she not? 4. Dentists try to avoid extraction, don't they? 5. Mr. Cowlishaw had had a lot of experience in extracting teeth, had he? 6. Mrs. Clowes was a woman of strong character, wasn't she? 7. Mrs. Clowes insisted on having her tooth out, didn't she? 8. Mrs. Clowes didn't object to being given gas, did she? 9. Having made up his mind what he would do, Mr. Cowlishaw was calm and self-possessed. 10. It wouldn't have mattered if Mr. Cowlishaw had failed to extract the tooth, would it? 11. What the attendant saw when he rushed into the surgery didn't surprise him at all. 12. Mr.Cowlishaw failed to extract the tooth, didn't he? 13. Mrs. Clowes fainted from nervous excitement.

V. Answer the following questions:

1. Why did Mr. Cowlishaw find himself in a double difficulty? 2. Who was his second visitor? What was she like? 3. Did Mr. Cowlishaw impress Mrs. Clowes as an experienced dentist? 4. What did she demand that Mr. Cowlishaw should do? Do you think Mrs. Clowes was a brave woman? 5. Why did Mr. Cowlishaw feel troubled as he examined the mayoress teeth? 6. How did Mrs. Clowes take the proposal Mr. Cowlishaw made to fill her tooth? 7. Did Mr. Cowlishaw flatly refuse to take out Mrs. Clowes's tooth or did he argue with her for some time? 8. Was Mrs. Clowes afraid of pain? What did she demand? 9. Why was poor Mr. Cowlishaw in panic as he was getting ready for the operation? 10. Do you think Mrs. Clowes noticed his state of mind? 11. What instructions did Mr. Cowlishaw give to the lady? 12. What did the attendant see when he rushed into the room? 13. What did Mrs. Clowes say to the attendant? 14. Which of the two had more self-possession: the dentist or the patient?

VI Find evidence in the text to support the following statements:

1. Mrs. Clowes was in the habit of bossing everybody about. 2. Mr. Cowlishaw was glad to have Mrs. Clowes as his patient and tried to please her in every possible way. 3. Mr. Cowlishaw was in panic at the prospect of the operation. 4. Mr. Cowlishaw was a brave young man. 5. The spectacle the attendant saw when he rushed into the surgery was indeed unique.



VII Make up stories as they might have been told by:

a) Mr. Cowlishaw, who does what he can to please Mrs. Clowes, as he realizes that his career depends on it.

b) Mrs. Clowes, who is resolved to persuade the young dentist to take her tooth out.

c) The attendant, who is really glad that Mr. Cowlishaw has such remarkable patients but is shocked by what he sees in the surgery.

VIII Make up dialogues between:

1. Mrs. Clowes and a lady-friend of hers (about Mrs. Clowes's visit to the young dentist).

2. The attendant and one of his family (about his first day with Mr. Cowlishaw).

Use (he following colloquial expressions wherever possible:

How could you!; Well, ...; That depends ...; Naturally; I really couldn't; I do hate...; That's my affair, isn't it?; Certainly; Not a bit; You don't say so.


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