5-1 “Telling About Past Experiences”

Module 5, Unit 1

“Telling About Past Experiences”

Base Sentences – (601-615)

601 A strange thing happened to me this morning.

Странная вещь произошла со мной этим утром.

602 I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a car.

602 Я переходил улицу и был чуть не попал под машину.

603 Fortunately, I jumped back in time to avoid being hit.

603 К счастью, я прыгнул в прошлое, чтобы избежать удара.

604 It was a terrible experience, and I won’t forget it.

604 Это был ужасный опыт, и я этого не забуду.

605 Yesterday was such a beautiful day we decided to go for a drive.

605 Вчера был такой прекрасный день мы решили кататься.

606 We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the river.

606 Мы подготовили пикник и поехали вниз по реке.

607 After a while, we found a shady place under some poplar trees.

607 Через некоторое время мы нашли тенистое место при некоторых тополей.

608 On the way back home, we had a flat tire.

608 На пути домой, у нас было спущенное колесо.

609 It was after dark when we got back, and we were all tired.

609 Это было после наступления темноты, когда мы вернулись, и мы были все усталыми.

610 I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip.

610 Я желаю вам даст мне более подробное описание вашей поездки.

611 Speaking of trips, did I ever tell you about the experience I had?

611 Говоря о поездках, Я когда-нибудь говорил вам об опыте у меня было?

612 We used to have a lot of fun when we were that age.

612 Раньше у нас было очень весело, когда мы были этого возраста.

613 I can’t recall the exact circumstances.

613 Я не могу вспомнить точные обстоятельства.

614 I never realized that someday I would be living in New York.

614 Я никогда не понимал, что когда-нибудь я буду жить в Нью-Йорке.

615 We never imagined that John would become a doctor.

615 Мы никогда не думал, что Джон станет доктором.

Verb Study

1. avoid, jump back =

(A) I jumped back in time to avoid being hit by a car. (B) I avoided an accident by jumping back. (C) He always avoids driving on busy streets. (D) Mr. Cooper is avoiding me these days. (А) Я прыгнул назад во времени, чтобы избежать сбила машина. (B) я избежал аварии, прыгнув обратно. (C) Он всегда избегает вождения на оживленных улицах. (D) г-н Купер избегает меня в эти дни.

2. become =

(A) We never imagined that John would become a doctor. (B) Did you know that Ralph became a doctor? (C) The meeting is becoming interesting. (D) Whatever became of Mr. and Mrs. Cooper? (A) Мы никогда не думал, что Джон станет доктором. (B) Знаете ли вы, что Ральф стал врачом? (C) На встрече становится все интереснее. (D) Что стало Мистер и миссис Купер?

3. cross =

(A) I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a car. (B) Please don’t cross the street here. Cross at the corner. (C) I crossed the street and went into the restaurant. (D) It’s important to cross busy streets at the corner. (А) Я переходил улицу и был чуть не попал под машину. (B) Пожалуйста, не переходить улицу здесь. Крест на углу. (C) я пересек улицу и вошел в ресторан. (D) Важно пересекать оживленные улицы в углу.

4. live =

(A) I’m now living in New York. (B) I’ve lived here for more than 20 years. (C) My sister lives in California. (D) We live in a big white house on Washington Street. (A) Я сейчас живет в Нью-Йорке. (B) Я живу здесь более 20 лет. (C) Моя сестра живет в Калифорнии. (D) Мы живем в большом белом доме на Вашингтон-стрит.

5. prepare =

(A) We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the river. (B) We’re preparing the lunch now. (C) My mother prepares wonderful food. (D) Be prepared for engine trouble if you take my car. (A) мы ​​подготовили пикник и поехали вниз по реке. (B) Мы готовим сейчас обед. (C) Моя мать готовит замечательную еду. (D) Будьте готовы к неисправности двигателя, если вы берете машину.

6. realize =

(A) I never realized that someday I would be living in California. (B) She realizes that it costs too much, but she wants it anyway. (C) I’m just realizing how hard it is to speak another language. (D) Do you realize that you were almost hit by a car? (А) Я никогда не понимал, что когда-нибудь я буду жить в Калифорнии. (B) Она понимает, что это стоит слишком много, но она хочет, это в любом случае. (C) Я просто понимая, как трудно говорить на другом языке. (D) Ты понимаешь, что ты чуть не попал под машину?

7. wish =

(A) I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip. (B) She wishes she could go with us to Africa. (C) Have you ever wished you could travel around the world? (D) Do you wish you could have a new car? (А) Я хочу, чтобы ты дал мне более подробное описание вашей поездки. (B) Хотела бы поехать с нами в Африку. (C) Вы когда-нибудь хотели вы могли путешествовать по всему миру? (D) Вы хотите вы могли бы иметь новый автомобиль?

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a A strange thing happened to me this morning.

1b An odd thing happened to me this morning.

1c An interesting thing happened to me this morning.

1d A funny thing happened to me this morning.

1e A peculiar thing happened to me this morning.

1f An amazing thing happened to me this morning.

2a I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a car.

2b I was crossing the street and was almost hit by an ambulance.

2c I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a fire engine.

2d I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a truck.

2e I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a motorcycle.

2f I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a sports car.

3a Fortunately, I jumped back in time to avoid being hit.

3b Fortunately, I realized the danger in time to avoid being hit.

3c Fortunately, I reacted in time to avoid being hit.

3d Fortunately, I got out of the way in time to avoid being hit.

4a It was a terrible experience, and I won’t forget it.

4b It was a terrible shock, and I won’t forget it.

4c It was a terrible feeling, and I won’t forget it.

4d It was a terrible situation, and I won’t forget it.

5a Yesterday was such a beautiful day we decided to go for a drive.

5b Yesterday was such a magnificent day we decided to go for a drive.

5c Yesterday was such a glorious day we decided to go for a drive.

5d Yesterday was such a perfect day we decided to go for a drive.

6a We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the river.

6b We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the creek.

6c We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the brook.

6d We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the lake.

6e We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the canal.

7a After a while, we found a shady place under some poplar trees.

7b After a while, we found a shady place beneath some oak trees.

7c After a while, we found a shady place near some elm trees.

7d After a while, we found a shady place by some redwood trees.

8a On the way back home, we had a flat tire.

8b On the way back home, we had some engine trouble.

8c On the way back home, we had a blowout.

8d On the way back home, we had motor trouble.

8e On the way back home, we had an accident.

8f On the way back home, we had a breakdown.

9a It was after dark when we got back and we were all tired.

9b It was after dark when we got back and we were all exhausted.

9c It was after dark when we got back and we were all worn-out.

10a I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip.

10b I wish you would give me a more detailed account of your trip.

10c I wish you would give me a more detailed report of your trip.

10d I wish you would give me a more detailed story of your trip.

11a Speaking of trips, did I ever tell you about my experience?

11b Talking about trips, did I ever tell you about my experience?

11c On the subject of trips, did I ever tell you about my experience?

12a We used to have a lot of fun when we were that age.

12b We used to get into a lot of trouble when we were that age.

12c We used to behave strangely when we were that age.

12d We used to tell a lot of jokes when we were that age.

13a I can’t recall the exact circumstances.

13b I can’t remember the exact circumstances.

13c I can’t reconstruct the exact circumstances.

13d I can’t report the exact circumstances.

14a I never realized that someday I would be living in New York.

14b I never realized that someday I would be married to a genius.

14c I never realized that someday I would be flying a plane.

14d I never realized that someday I would be learning a foreign language.

15a We never imagined that John would become a doctor.

15b We never suspected that John would become a doctor.

15c We never dreamed that John would become a doctor.

15d We never realized that John would become a doctor.

16a Please tell me about your trip.

16b I wish you would tell me about your trip.

16c I’d like you to tell me about your trip.

17a Let me tell you the exact circumstances.

17b Let me tell you all the details.

17c Let me tell you the whole story.

18a Are you sure he’ll be a doctor someday?

18b Do you think he’ll be a doctor someday?

18c Did you think he would be a doctor someday?

18d Did you realize he would be a doctor someday?

18e Did you ever dream he would be a doctor someday?

Reading Practice

An odd thing happened to me last Sunday. It was such a beautiful day that I decided to go for a leisurely drive in the country. On the way back home, my motor stopped. Странная вещь произошла со мной в прошлое воскресенье. Это был такой прекрасный день, что я решил пойти для неторопливой поездки за город. На домашнем обратный путь, мой мотор остановился.

I was out of gasoline on a lonely road far from a town. I decided to walk until I found someone who could sell me a gallon or two of gasoline. I had walked almost a mile before I finally found a big house near the road. I was glad to see it because it was starting to get dark. Я был вне бензин на пустынной дороге недалеко от города. Я решил идти, пока я не нашел того, кто мог бы продать мне за галлон или два бензина. Я шел почти милю, прежде чем я, наконец, нашли большой дом рядом с дорогой. Я был рад видеть, потому что это начинало темнеть.

I knocked on the door and a little old lady with long white hair answered. She said, “I’ve been waiting for you for a long time. “Come in. Tea is almost ready.” “But I only came for some gasoline,” I answered. I couldn’t imagine what she was talking about. “Oh, Alfred! Gasoline? ” You used to prefer tea.” Я постучал в дверь, и маленькая старая леди с длинными белыми волосами ответил. Она сказала: “Я ждал вас в течение длительного времени.” Входите Чай уже почти готов. “”Но я только пришел для некоторых бензина”, ответил я. Я не мог себе представить, что она имела в виду. “Ах, Альфред! Бензина?” Раньше вы предпочитаете чай “.

I quickly explained that my car was out of gasoline, but she didn’t seem to hear me. She just kept calling me Alfred and talking about how long it had been since she had seen me. She was behaving very strangely and I was anxious to leave. Я быстро объяснил, что мой автомобиль был из бензина, но она, казалось, не слышал меня. Она просто продолжала называть меня Альфредом и говорить о том, сколько было, так как она видела меня. Она вела себя очень странно, и я очень хотел уйти.

As soon as she went to get the tea I went out of the house as fast as I could. Fortunately, there was another house down the road, and I was able to buy several gallons of gasoline. Как только она пошла, чтобы получить чай, который я вышел из дома, как быстро, как мог. К счастью, был еще один дом в будущем, и я был в состоянии купить несколько галлонов бензина.

When I told the man about my experience, he said, “Oh, that’s Miss Emily. She lives by herself in that big house. She’s peculiar, but she wouldn’t hurt anyone. She’s still waiting for the man she was supposed to marry thirty years ago.The day before their wedding he went away and never came back.” Когда я сказал человеку о своем опыте, он сказал: “О, это мисс Эмили. Она живет сама в этом большом доме. Она своеобразная, но она не хотела никого обижать. Она все еще ждет человека, которого она должна была выйти замуж тридцать лет ago.The день до их свадьбы он ушел и не вернулся “.

Questions

1. Why did the man in the story decide to go for a drive?

2. Where was he when his motor stopped?

3. What was wrong with his car?

4. What did he decide to do?

5. What did the old lady say to him?

6. Why did he run out of the house?

7. What did the man tell him about Miss Emily?

Conversation

JIM: Harry! What’s the matter? You look pale. Are you sick? HARRY: I just had a terrible experience. JIM: Sit down. Let me get you a glass of water. HARRY: No thanks, Jim. . I’ll be fine in a minute. JIM: Did you have an accident? HARRY: Not quite, but almost. I was crossing the street just now and was almost hit by a car. Fortunately, I jumped back in time. JIM: How awful! I hope you got the license number of the car so you can report this man to the police department. HARRY: Before I realized what had happened, the car was gone. JIM: Drivers like that should have their licenses taken away from them. HARRY: I agree. I won’t forget this for a long time. JIM: I’m sure you won’t. HARRY: Yes, from now on I won’t cross the street in the middle of the block reading my newspaper. I’ll have to watch where I’m going, since there are dangerous drivers like that one on the road.

Word List

account (SD-10b)

I wish you would give me a more detailed account of your trip.

amazing

An amazing thing happened to me this morning. (SD-1f)

ambulance (SD-2b)

I was crossing the street and was almost hit by an ambulance.

beneath (GSL-1344) (SD-7b)

After a while, we found a shady place beneath some oak trees.

blowout ยางแตก, ยางระเบิด (GSL-1061) (SD-8c)

On the way back home, we had a blowout.

breakdown (SD-8f)

On the way back home, we had a breakdown.

brook ลำธาร (SD-6c)

We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the brook.

canal คลอง (SD-6e)

We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the canal.

circumstance

613 I can’t recall the exact circumstances. (SD-abcd)

creek (SD-6b)

We prepared a picnic lunch and drove down by the creek.

danger

Fortunately, I realized the danger in time to avoid being hit. (SD-3b)

I’ll have to watch where I’m going,

since there are dangerous drivers like that one on the road. (CV)

description

610 I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip.

detail (SD-10abcd)

I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip.

detailed (SD-10abcd)

I wish you would give me a more detailed description of your trip.

elm (SD-7c)

After a while, we found a shady place near the elm trees.

engine (VS-5d) (SD-8b)

Be prepared for engine trouble if you take my car.

On the way back home, we had some engine trouble.

ever (SD-11abc)

611 Speaking of trips, did I ever tell you about the experience I had?

Have you ever wished you could travel around the world? (VS-7c)

Talking about trips, did I ever tell you about my experience?

exhausted (SD-9b)

It was after dark when we got back and we were all exhausted.

experience

604 It was a terrible experience, and I won’t forget it.

When I told the man about my experience,

he said, “Oh, that’s Miss Emily. (Reading)

I just had a terrible experience. (Conversation)

Speaking of trips, did I ever tell you about my experience? (SD-11abc)

feeling

I was a terrible feeling, and I won’t forget it. (SD-4c)

fire engine (SD-2c)

I was crossing the street and was almost hit by a fire engine

flat (GSL-1102)

608 On the way back home, we had a flat tire.

On the way back home, we had a flat tire. (SD-8a)

fortunately

603 Fortunately, I jumped back in time to avoid being hit.

Fortunately, there was another house down the road, (Reading)

Fortunately, I jumped back in time. (Conversation)

Fortunately, I reacted in time to avoid being hit. (SD-3abcd)

genius คนที่ฉลาดหลักแหลม

glorious

lake

magnificent สง่างาม

motor

motorcycle

oak

odd

peculiar

picnic

poplar

redwood

report (SS-10c)

I wish you would give me a more detailed report of your story.

river

shady

shock

someday

sports car

strangely

such

tire

under

whole

worn-out

VERB FORMS

avoid

become, became (p.), become (p. part.)

behave

cross

dream

get back

happen

hit, hit (p. and p. part.)

jump back

react

Fortunately, I reacted in time to avoid-being hit. (SS-3c)

realize (GSL-146)

(614) I never realized that someday I would be living in New York.

reconstruct

I can’t reconstruct the exact circumstances. (SS-13c)

report (GSL-240)

I can’t report the exact circumstances. (SS-13d)

suspect

EXPRESSIONS

get into trouble

get out of the way

have fun

in time

on the way back

tell jokes

SUPPLEMENTARY WORD LIST

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

driver

hair

knock

license

GRAMMAR NOTES FOR TEACHER:

a) The suffix for regular English verbs is -ed

happen, jump, decide, prepare, realize, imagine.

b) English verbs that don’t follow this rule are irregular verbs:

was, hit, drove, found, had, got, were, did, used to.

b) adjectives before nouns form a noun phrase indicated by the particle “a” or “an”:

A strange thing, a terrible experience, a beautiful day, a picnic lunch, a shady place

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