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Text 2. DOCTOR JONES and HIS PATIENT.

The telephone rang and doctor Jones took up the receiver. His patient`s servant asked him to come to their place. “I can do nothing with the old man”, he said and the doctor agreed to come at once.

He had thought much about his patient since his last visit and knew what the matter was. His patient, a rich old man, liked to buy things at high prices. In a short period of time he had spent very much money. His friends were afraid that he would soon be penniless, that`s why they wanted the doctor to do something to stop him.

The doctor was thinking about it when he entered his patient`s house that day.

”Good morning!” he greeted the old man. “How are you today? I want to tell you something.”

The old man who was sitting in an armchair turned to him.

“What is it? More medicine or some other idea?” he asked.



“Would you like to study art?” asked the doctor. “It will do your health much good.”

“Why should I? I don`t understand it,” the old man answered.

“It doesn`t matter. You must study it. I can get a student from an art school, who will come here once a week and give you lessons,” the doctor said.

His patient who wanted to be sound agreed. A few days later the doctor found an art student who was glad to accept his offer. Five dollars a lesson was not bad at all. The next morning the lessons began.

The old man studied hard and often visited art exhibitions. He even stopped buying things at high prices. He decided to exhibit one of his own pictures. It was a very bad picture and the doctor could not understand why the exhibition accepted it.

Some days passed. One morning the old man received a letter. “Read it to me,” he asked the doctor,” I am tired.”

“Your picture has received the first prize,” the doctor said. ”Now, I believe, you like art more than anything else.”

“Oh, no! Art is nothing,” said the old man. “I`ve bought the exhibition.”

 

Exercise 1.Answer the following questions.

1. Who rang doctor Jones up?

2. What was the doctor asked to do?

3. What did his patient like to do?

4. Who was afraid that he would soon be penniless?

5. What did they want the doctor to do?

6. What did the doctor want the old man to do?

6. Why didn`t the old man agree to study art?

7. How often did he take art lessons?

8. Who gave him lessons?

9. How much did the old man pay for each lesson?

10. When did the lessons begin?

Exercise 2. Fill in the text with necessary words.

 

The telephone rang and doctor Jones took … the receiver. His patient`s servant asked him to … to their place. “I can do nothing with the old man”, he said and the doctor agreed to come at … . He had thought much … his patient … his last visit and knew what the matter was. His patient, a rich old man, liked to buy things at high prices. In a short period of time he had spent very much money..

The doctor was thinking … it when he entered his patient`s house that day.

The old man who was sitting in … armchair turned to him.

“What is it? More medicine or some other idea?” he asked.



“Would you like to study art?” asked the doctor. “It will do your health much good.”

A few days later the doctor found an art student … was glad to accept his offer. Five dollars a lesson was not bad at all. The next morning the lessons began.

The old man studied hard and … visited art exhibitions. He even stopped buying things … high prices. He decided to exhibit one of his own pictures.


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