Mrs. Williams lived in a small street in London, and now she had a new
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.
1. Where did Mrs. Briggs live? Mrs. Briggs and Mrs. Williams live in a small street in London.
2. Why was Mrs. Briggs surprised? Mrs. Briggs was surprised when Mrs. Williams answered. ‘And does it dry them and put them in the cupboard too?
3. Did Mrs. Briggs’s dishwasher dry the plates and other things? Yes, the things in the machine are dry after an hour.
4. Did it put them away? No, it doesn’t put them away.
5. Did Mrs. Williams’s dishwasher put the things in the cupboard? Yes, she had a dishwasher for twelve and a half years and he dries the dishes and puts them away.
6. Who was Mrs. Williams’s dishwasher? His husband.
B. Write these sentences. Put one of these words in each empty place:
an any no none some
1. Mrs. Briggs was rich, but Mrs. Williams was not. Mrs. Briggs had some beautiful carpets, but Mrs. Williams didn’t have none 2. Mrs. Briggs had some expensive furniture, but Mrs. Williams had none. 3. Mrs. Briggs had an expensive dishwasher, but Mrs. Williams did not have an machines in her kitchen. 4. Mrs. Briggs had any nice roses in her garden, but Mrs. Williams had no flowers in hers. 5. Mrs. Briggs had some big trees in her garden too, but Mrs. Williams had none.
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: He never cried, and his clothes were always clean. Mrs. Briggs was very surprised and said, ‘When my daughter was small, I gave him 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 his 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 he is happy and clean.