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II Comprehension questions.

1. Why was Luke’s secretary preparing the room next door?

Because Luke and Jake had a meeting with the company’s directors.

2. Name some of the things in the room:

There were red roses, there was a table, there were crystal glasses, Some lamps and A golden cigarette.

3. What was the cause of the disagreement between Jake and Luke?

Because Jake wanted to construct an office building in the center of the city and Luke had given his word and he wanted to construct a children’s house.

4. What “harmful habit” did Jake have?

He smoke .

5. What’s the old saying that the two men used?

They used “ he who dares, wins”

6. Why had they used the saying?

They used it to motivate each other.

7. Who telephones Luke?

Luke was telephoned by his wife Megan.

8. What was Luke’s favorite meal?

It was the beef curry. Luke loved it.

9. Who was Jake in love with?

He was in love with Megan. His best friend’s wife.

10. What was Jake going to try and persuade the director do?

He wanted to persuade them to construct a luxury and comfortable offices building.

Topics for discussion

1. Do you think Luke and Jake are very different from each other? How?

Yes, I do. Because they had different life styles. Luke was a married man with a beautiful family while Jake was a single man who thought in getting money and prestigious. he was ambitious and he had a “harmful habit” he liked to smokes while Luke hate it.

2. Explain why smoking is considered to be such a harmful habit.

This is considered in that way because many people hate the make produced by cigarettes. Moreover it produces bad breath and a bad smelling in the clothes and hands. This habit makes the teeth yellow.

3. What would you build- a children’s home or an office block? Why?

I would build a children’s home because around the city you can find different building with offices functions but you never find a good place for children that maybe do not have a comfortable and good place where they can live.

4. Do you have a favorite dish? What is it?

My favorite dish is the lasagna.


A. Imagine that you are going to buy a house. Look at the three buildings below and decided which one you would choose to live in. give reasons for your choice.

I would choose number 3 because I like the comfortable things. I don’t like to live so far from people and the supermarkets. I like th modern things. If I live in the city I can find many different places to visits and where I can buy the things I need.

B. “ a fool and his money are soon parted”

It means that people who don’t care his/her money lose it quickly.

b. “ you can’t teach an old dog new tricks”

People who had done thing during a long time in his/her life can’t change their habits.

c. “ you can’t judge a book by its cover”

People can’t be defined by their appearance, its’ important to meet them.

d. “every cloud has a silver lining”

They mean that it is always possible to get something positive out of a situation, no matter how unpleasant, difficult or even painful it might seem.

e. “better safe than sorry”

This idiom is used to recommend being cautious rather than taking a risk.

Vocabulary exercises

I. Circle the odd one out.

1. gold silver Velvet

2. comfortable Harmful convenient

3. Success discussion conversation

4. Rush riches luxury

5. Gorgeous pretty Awkward

6. Bang buzz Button

7. sound Property. tone

II. Fill in the table below with the correct word.





4. Gold

5. Respect

6. Comfort

7. Pride

8. Fright










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