Mrs. Williams lived in a small street in London, and now she had a new
neighbour. Her name was Mrs. Briggs, and she talked a lot about her expensive
furniture, her beautiful carpets and her new kitchen.
‘Do you know,’ she said to Mrs. Williams one day, ‘I’ve got a new
dishwasher. It washes the plates and glasses and knives and forks beautifully.’
‘Oh?’ Mrs. Williams answered. ‘And does it dry them and put them in the
Mrs. Briggs was surprised. ‘Well,’ she answered, ‘the things in the machine
are dry after an hour, but it doesn’t put them away, of course.’
‘I’ve had a dishwasher for twelve and a half years,’ Mrs. Williams said.
‘Oh?’ Mrs. Briggs answered. ‘And does yours put the things in the cupboard
when it has washed them?’ She laughed nastily.
‘Yes, he does,’ Mrs. Williams answered. ‘He dries the dishes and puts them
A. Answer these questions.
- Where did Mrs. Briggs live? — She lived in London.
- Why was Mrs. Briggs surprised?— Mrs. Briggs was surprised because Mrs. Williams asked her if it dried the things and put them in the cupboard too.
- Did Mrs. Briggs’s dishwasher dry the plates and other things?— Yes, Mrs. Briggs’s dishwasher dried the plates and other things.
- Did it put them away? —-No, Mrs. Briggs’s dishwasher didn’t put them in the cupboard.
- Did Mrs. Williams’s dishwasher put the things in the cupboard?—- Yes, Mrs. Williams’s dishwasher put the things in the cupboard.
- Who was Mrs. Williams’s dishwasher? —- Mrs. Williams’s dishwasher was her husband.
B. Write these sentences. Put one of these words in each empty place:
an, any, no, none, some.
- Mrs. Briggs was rich, but Mrs. Williams was not. Mrs. Briggs had
some beautiful carpets, but Mrs. Williams didn’t have any.
- Mrs. Briggs had an expensive furniture, but Mrs. Williams had none.
- Mrs. Briggs had an expensive dishwasher, but Mrs. Williams did
not have any machines in her kitchen.
- Mrs. Briggs had some nice roses in her garden, but Mrs. Williams had
no flowers in hers.
- Mrs. Briggs had some big trees in her garden too, but Mrs. Williams
C. Write this story. Put one of these words in each empty place:
he, him, his, her, it, its, she.
Mrs. Williams had a good baby: she never cried, and her clothes were
always clean. Mrs. Briggs was very surprised and said, ‘When my daughter
was small, I gave her lots of food, but she cried a lot, and her clothes were
always dirty. Why is your baby so different? How do you do it ?’
‘Well,’ answered Mrs. Williams, ‘my first child was a boy. I always gave
him a lot of food, he got very fat, and his stomach was always full. He
cried a lot and was dirty. Now I give my new baby much less, and . . . is
happy and clean.’