A man selling
vacuum cleaners appeared at the door of an old lady's cottage and,
without allowing the woman to speak, rushed into the living room and
threw a large bag of dirt all over her clean carpet. He said, "If this
new magical cleaner doesn't pick up every bit of dirt, I'll eat it."
The woman, who by this time was losing her patience, said, "Sir, if I
had enough money to buy that, I would have paid my electricity bill
before they cut it off. Now, what would you prefer, a spoon or a knife
Mark the best choice.
1. A 'cottage' is a ___.
kind of shop
small house in the country
very big expensive house
kind of car
2. To 'rush' means to ___.
3. To 'cut off' here means to ___.
remove by cutting
make by cutting
pay the bill
Questions for Discussion
1. Why did the man throw the bag of dirt over the carpet? 2. Why should the man choose either a spoon or a knife and fork? 3. What do you think the man will do the next time he wants to sell something?
1. Now ask your student to tell the story in his/her own words.