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Mr. Day

Mr. Day was a teacher at a school in a big city in the north of England. He
usually went to France or Germany for a few weeks during his summer holidays,
and he spoke French and German quite well.

But one year Mr. Day said to one of his friends, ‘I’m going to have a holiday
in Athens. But I don’t speak Greek, so I’ll go to evening classes and have Greek
lessons for a month before I go.’
He studied very hard for a month, and then his holidays began and he went
to Greece.
When he came back a few weeks later, his friend said to him, ‘Did you have
any trouble with your Greek when you were in Athens, Dick?’
‘No, I didn’t have any trouble with it,’ answered Mr. Day. ‘But the Greeks

trouble – դժվարություն

A. Answer these questions.

1. Where did Mr. Day usually spend some time during his holidays?

He usually went to France or Germany for a few weeks during his summer holidays.

2. Why did he want to have Greek lessons?

Because he wanted to go to Greek.

3. Where did he go to learn Greek?

4. How long did he stay in Greece?

A few week.

5. How much did his Greek help him while he was in Greece?

B. Which of the answers to these questions are right? Write them down.

Why did Mr. Day have Greek lessons?
a. Because he liked evening classes.
b. Because he wanted to visit Greece.
c. Because he did not like French and German.

How long did Mr. Day stay in Greece?
a. A month.
b. A few weeks.
c. One year.

What did the Greeks have trouble with?
a. Mr. Day’s Greek.
b. Mr. Day’s friend.
c. Mr. Day’s holiday.

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