Read the story and get a general idea.
A young man was in love with a beautiful girl. One day she said to him: "It is my birthday tomorrow." "Oh," said the young man, "I'll send you roses, one rose for each year of your life."
The same evening he went to a florist's. As he knew that the girl was twenty two years old, he paid for twenty two roses and asked the florist to send them to the girl the next day.
The florist knew the young man very well as he had often bought flowers in his shop before. When the young man left the shop, the florist thought:
"This young man is a very good customer. I think that my price was too high. I'll send ten more roses."
He did so. The next morning thirty two roses were sent to the girl. When the young man came to see her she didn't want to speak to him. And he never knew why she was so angry with him.
I Learn and practise the pronunciation of the following vocabulary.
1. to be in love - mîlçt -
2. one day - vienreiz -
3. to send - nosûtît -
4. one rose for each year of your life - pa rozei katram dzîves gadam
5. the same evening - tai paðâ vakarâ -
6. a florist - ziedu pârdevçjs -
7. to pay (for) - maksât par -
8. the next day - nakoðajâ dienâ -
9. to buy (bought) - (no)pirkt -
10. a customer - pircçjs -
11. too high - pârâk augsts -
12. price - cena, vçrtîba -
13. to be angry - sadusmoties -
II Answer the questions.
1. Who was in love with a beautiful girl?
2. What did the girl say to the young man one day?
3. What did the girl have the next day?
4. How many roses did the boy promise to send?
5. Where did he go the same evening?
6. How many roses did the boy pay for?
7. Why did the florist add 10 roses more?
8. How many roses did the girl get the next morning?
9. Was the girl glad to see the young man the next morning?
10. Did he know why she was angry with him?
11. Why was she angry with him?
III Read and reproduce the dialogues.
C. How are you?
F. Fine, thanks.
C. Do you have roses on sale?
C. Will you please send 22 roses to this address tomorrow morning?
F. Sure, Don't worry. Everything will be O.K.
C. Thank you.
F. You are welcome!
B. Hi, my love!
G. What do you want?
B. Happy birthday to you, my dear!
G. Here are your flowers, you may take diem and leave at once!
B. What's the matter?
G. You should know it better than me.
B. I know nothing ...
IY Make up and act out dialogues, using the following vocabulary.
1. How are you?, sure, will you please ... , to this address, don't worry, O. K., thank you, you are welcome.
2. Happy birthday to you, my dear, at once, what's the matter, better than me, the next day.
Y Prove it by the facts from the story.
1. The boy loved the girl dearly.
2. The boy knew the age of the girl.
3. The boy promised to send one rose for each year of the girl's life.
4. The boy was a good customer.
5. The florist was a conscientious shop owner.
6. The girl didn't love the boy.
YI Retell the story according to the given plan.
1. The girl had her birthday.
2. The boy promised to send her flowers.
3. The boy was a good customer.
4. The girl got thirty two roses.
5. She never spoke to the boy any more.
YII Topics for discussion.
1. Why was the girl angry?
2. Did she love the boy?
3. Which way would you behave if you were the girl? Why?
4. What would you do if you were the boy? Why?
5. Speak on the behaviour of the girl (the boy). Was she (he) right?
6. How could the things turn out to be if the florist didn't know the boy?
7. How did their life go on? Were they happy?
8. Speak on the turns love makes sometimes. (Give examples from literature.)
9. "Love can never be without sadness, but it is still much better than sadness without love" - what is your opinion of it?