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glimpses of smb — видеть кого-либо мельком 14) to be turned down — быть отвергнутым 15) to get over smth — преодолеть (чувства) 16) to come in useful — использовать ¹ 5. To feel uncomfortable, to be away, to suggest to smb smth, a dress-rehearsal, to have no intention of doing smth, to take smb out to supper, to sympathize with smb, to give up one’s ideals, she couldn’t but recognize, a stall, to take two by oneself, to accept the direction, to amuse smb, to run (a play), to shake one’s head, to take smth seriously. Portion I.
1. Michael Gosselyn’s office was furnished in good taste. Everyone who came there realized at once that it was an office of the manager of a first class theatre.
The walls had been panelled and on them hung engravings of theatrical pictures by Zoffany and de Wilde. The carved furniture was solid. Only a specialist could guess that it was not the real Chippendale.
Everybody knew that Michael was very thrifty and ran the theatre on business-like lines. The decorator had to accept the client’s terms and made the most of what he had. The room was designed to make an impression of prosperity at the least possible expense.
Michael was extremely proud of his office and Julia, who saw through him, couldn’t help smiling at the complacency on his face. 2. Julia realized what a treat it would be for a young accountant to have breakfast at her place, she was just not sure if it would be proper to invite him.
Julia gave him a doubtful look. His confusion was so touching, he blushed scarlet. It was clear that the sight of the famous actress took his breath away.
He admired her so frankly that Julia couldn’t but feel flattered.Скачать