I drived too fast.
I have been driving too fast.
I was driving too fast.
I drive too fast.
How much did it cost?
How much it costed?
How much it cost?
How much was it cost?
Yes, there wasn’t a traffic.
Yes, there wasn’t no traffic.
Yes, there wasn’t many traffic.
Yes, there wasn’t much traffic.
Really? You mustn’t be 18?
Really? You don’t have to be 18?
Really? You shouldn’t be 18?
Really? You should be 18?
No, I didn’t.
Actually, I bought a car yesterday.
Actually, I’ve bought a car yesterday.
Actually, I’d bought a car yesterday.
for about 20 years
since 20 years
20 years ago
still 20 years
Yes, 2 people was took to hospital.
Yes, 2 people took to hospital.
Yes, 2 people were taken to hospital.
Yes, 2 people had taken to hospital.
I’ll go out.
I’m going out.
I go out.
I’ll be going out.
If it doesn’t, our planet won’t survive.
If it won’t, our planet won’t survive.
If it wouldn’t, our planet won’t survive.
If it didn’t, our planet won’t survive.
No, I got used to be a teacher.
No, I was used being a teacher.
No, I used to be a teacher.
No, I’ve been a teacher.
Yes, I am.
Yes, that’s right.
No, never mind.
No, don’t worry.
Yes, you should.
Yes, get me some.
Not at the moment, thanks.
Yes, you can.
No, I mind smoking.
I’d rather you didn’t.
It doesn’t matter.
Yes, here you are.
Don’t mention it.
I look forward to see you again.
I look forward to seeing you again.
I’ll be pleased to seeing you again.
I’ll see you forward next week.
Of course you didn’t.
I’m sorry to hear that.
Sure, I’ll do it.
I’d appreciate that.
Sorry, but that’s not possible.
No, of course not.
According to me why not.
Sorry, but I disagree.
I’m not sure tonight is good.
The woman at Victoria station was waiting for her son. Robert Hathall was one minute late, but this quietly pleased the woman. Other people’s faults often pleased her.
‘There you are,’ she said, when he arrived.
‘Have you got your ticket?’ asked Robert.
She hadn’t. She knew that he’d had money problems for the three years of his second marriage, but that was his fault.
‘Go and buy them, or we’ll miss the train,’ she said.
Perhaps they would miss the train to Kingsmarkham. Then Angela, Robert’s wife, would be angry with him. It would be a good start to the weekend, she thought with a smile.
They did not miss the train. But it was crowded, and they had to stand.
‘Angela is looking forward to seeing you,’ said Robert.
Mrs Hathall remembered the only time that she had met her daughter-in-law. It was in a flat at Earl’s Court. Angela had described Robert’s first wife, Eileen, as a greedy cow. Mrs Hathall had immediately walked out of the building. She told herself that she never wanted to see Angela again. But here she was, going to Kingsmarkham. And Robert was getting nervous.
‘Angela’s been cleaning the house to make it nice for you,’ he said.
Mrs Hathall wanted to say, ‘A good wife always has a clean house, not just when a visitor is coming.’
But she said nothing.
‘Angela’s meeting us with the car,’ Robert said, when they arrived at Kingsmarkham railway station.
His mother pushed her suitcase at him and took hold of his arm.
‘Eileen visited me this morning,’ she said, when they were walking out of the station.
‘Why don’t you go and see her one evening when you’re in London?’
‘Is that a joke?’ he asked. ‘Because it’s not funny.’
He was looking around the car park for Angela and the car. A cruel smile pulled at the corners of Mrs Hathall’s mouth.
‘Your wife’s not here,’ she said.
‘It doesn’t matter,’ said Robert. ‘It’s not far to walk.’
It was unusual for him to be so calm, she thought. Usually he became angry when his mother was rude about Angela. Then they would have an argument. But not today.
Yes, very sorry.
Just a little bit.
Not at all.
We don’t know.
Yes, a lot.
Just a little bit.
Not at all.
She was angry.
She was afraid.
She didn’t care.
She was happy.
Yes, a lot.
his second wife
to tell a lie
to tell a story
to tell your friend
to tell goodbye
IDs and money
Find the expression that differs from the others. (Najděte výraz, který se liší od ostatních.)
to try something on
to put something off
to put something on
to take something off