Short story: A HITCH-HIKER
John was walking into Springfield one day when he was overtaken by a stranger driving in the same direction. John hailed him and asked, "Will you have the goodness to take my overcoat to town for me?"
"With pleasure," the stranger said, "but how will you get it again?"
"Oh, very easily," John replied. "I intend to remain in it."
a hitch-hiker - autostopowicz
to overtake - wyprzedzać
to hail - zatrzymać
an overcoat - palto, płaszcz
to reply - odpowiedzieć
to intend - zamierzać
to remain - pozostać
JOKE OF THE WEEK: Driver illegally parks
A driver tucked this note under the windscreen-wiper of his automobile. "I've circled the block for 20 minutes. I'm late for an appointment, and if I don't park here I'll lose my job. Forgive us our trespasses."
When he came back he found a parking ticket and this note: "I've circled the block for 20 years, and if I don't give you a ticket, I'll lose my job. Lead us not into temptation."
to tuck - wsunąć, włożyć
a windscreen wiper - wycieraczka
forgive us our trespasses - odpuść nam nasze winy
a block - kwartał, przecznica
lead us not into temptation - nie wódź nas na pokuszenie
DID YOU KNOW
The Channel Tunnel between France and Great Britain is the longest undersea tunnel in the world. It is 50km long, with the 39km undersea section. It actually consists of three tunnels: two running tunnels through which the trains travel, and a central service tunnel. On average, the tunnels lie 40 metres below the seabed of the English Channel. In accordance with the concession to operate the Channel Tunnel, Eurotunnel has submitted a proposal for a second Channel Tunnel.
undersea - podmorski
the seabed - dno morskie
in accordance with sth - zgodnie z czymś
a concession - koncesja
to submit - złożyć
a proposal - propozycja
Five Signs You Have a Bad Airplane Pilot
1. You overhear him say on the intercom "Hey, Pedro, What's this gizmo do?"
2. For the past two hours, you've been going straight up.
3. He's wearing a Domino's Pizza uniform.
4. Over P.A. you hear, "Heh, heh, heh, this plane sucks, heh, heh, heh".
5. As you get on the plane you recognize the pilot as the same guy who drove your taxi to the airport.
to overhear - przypadkiem podsłuchać
a gizmo - infml ustrojstwo, urządzenie
P.A. = public address (system) - system nagłaśniający
It sucks! - infml To jest do bani!
to recognize - rozpoznać
CHECK YOUR VOCABULARY
Put the following words into four categories:
bus terminal, coach, drive, driver's seat, engine driver, gangway, land, passenger jet, passenger train, pilot, platform, quay, sail, station, take off, voyage
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by rail: platform, passenger train, station, engine driver; by bus: driver's seat, bus terminal, coach, drive; by sea: quay, sail, gangway, voyage; by air: take off, passenger jet, land, pilot.