Здесь находится упражнение 7 на английские артикли.
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1. There was … knock on … door. I opened it and found … small dark man in … blue overcoat.
2. He said he was … employee of … gas company and had come to read … meter.
3. But I had … suspicion that he wasn’t speaking … truth because … meter readers usually wear … peaked caps.
4. However, I took him to … meter, which is in … dark corner under … stairs ( … meters are usually in … dark corners under … stairs).
5. I asked if he had … torch; he said he disliked torches and always read … meters by … light of … match.
6. I remarked that if there was … leak in … gaspipe there might be … explosion while he was reading … meter.
7. He said, ‘As … matter of … fact, there was … explosion in … last house I visited; and Mr Smith, … owner of … house, was burnt in … face.’
8. ‘Mr Smith was holding … lighted match at … time of … explosion.’
9. To prevent … possible repetition of this accident, I lent him … torch.
10. He switched on … torch, read … meter and wrote … reading down on … back of … envelope.
11. I said in … surprise that … meter readers usually put … readings down in … book.
12. He said that he had had … book but that it had been burnt in … fire in the Mr Smith’s house.
13. By this time I had come to … conclusion that he wasn’t … genuine meter reader; and … moment he left … house I rang … police.
1. There was A KNOCK on THE DOOR. I opened it and found A SMALL DARK MAN in A BLUE OVERCOAT.
2. He said he was AN EMPLOYEE of THE GAS COMPANY and had come to read THE METER.
3. But I had A SUSPICION that he wasn’t speaking THE TRUTH because METER READERS usually wear PEAKED CAPS.
4. However, I took him to THE METER, which is in A DARK CORNER under THE STAIRS (METERS are usually in DARK CORNERS under THE STAIRS).
5. I asked if he had A TORCH; he said he disliked torches and always read METERS by THE LIGHT of A MATCH.
6. I remarked that if there was A LEAK in A / THE GASPIPE there might be AN EXPLOSION while he was reading THE METER.
7. He said, ‘As A MATTER of FACT, there was AN EXPLOSION in THE LAST HOUSE I visited; and Mr Smith, THE OWNER of THE HOUSE, was burnt in THE FACE.’
8. ‘Mr Smith was holding A LIGHTED MATCH at THE TIME of THE EXPLOSION.’
9. To prevent A PISSIBLE REPETITION of this accident, I lent him A TORCH.
10. He switched on THE TORCH, read THE METER and wrote THE READING down on THE BACK of AN ENVELOPE.
11. I said in SURPRISE that METER READERS usually put (THE) READINGS down in A BOOK.
12. He said that he had had A BOOK but that it had been burnt in THE FIRE in the Mr Smith’s house.
13. By this time I had come to THE CONCLUSION that he wasn’t A GENUINE METER READER; and THE MOMENT he left THE HOUSE I rang THE POLICE.