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Yolanda: I will never invite George to another business lunch with clients again! Sunan: Why, what happened? Yolanda: George has the worst manners of anyone I know. First of all, he was ten minutes late. And as soon as he sat down, his cell phone rang and he answered it! Sunan: Maybe it was an important call? Yolanda: From his girlfriend? It was completely unprofessional. Sunan: I know George is a little rough around the edges, but he’s not that bad. Yolanda: You don’t think so? After I introduced him to the clients, he told them that he had been up late the previous night, because one of our other representatives didn’t finish her proposal and he had to complete it. Everyone knows not to air their company’s dirty laundry in public, especially in front of clients. Sunan: Okay, that was a blunder. Normally, George isn’t so clueless. I wonder if he was distracted. Yolanda: I don’t buy that as an excuse. And here’s the kicker: He ordered two drinks during lunch! If that weren’t bad enough, when he ordered his second one, he jokingly thanked the clients paying lunch. Of course our company was picking up the tab since we invited them! I was mortified. Sunan: I’ll admit that that was bad, very bad. Are you going to have a talk with George? Yolanda: I will as soon as I calm down a little. I’m seeing red right now. Sunan: Then waiting a little while is a good idea. I’d better go warn George... 9753

The Joys of Writing写作的乐趣The tunate people in the world-the only really tunate people in the world,in my mind, are those whose work is also their pleasure.在我看来,世上幸运的人—世上唯一真正幸运的人,是那些以工作为乐的人The class is not a large one,not nearly so large as it is often represented to be;这个阶层的人并不多,还没有人们常说的那样多and authors are perhaps one of the most important elements in its composition.也许,作家是其中最重要的组成部分之一They enjoy in this respect at least a real harmony of life.就幸运而言,他们至少享受着生活中真正的和谐美To my mind, to be able to make your work your pleasure is the one class distinction in the world worth striving ;依我看,能使工作成为乐趣,是世人值得为之奋斗的一种崇高的荣誉;and I do not wonder that others are inclined to envy those happy human beings who find their livelihood in the gay effusions of their fancy,而且,我毫不怀疑别人会羡慕这些幸福的人,因为他们在快乐地喷涌的幻想中找到了生计,to whom every hour of labour is an hour of enjoyment,to whom repose-however necessary-is a tiresome interlude.对他们来说,每劳动一小时,就是享受一小时,而休息—无论多么有必要—是令人讨厌的插曲,And even a holiday is almost deprivation.甚至度假也几乎成了一种损失Whether a man writes well or ill, has much to say or little,if he cares about writing at all,he will appreciate the pleasures of composition.无论写得好坏,写成多少,只要在意,就可尝到谋章布局的乐趣To sit at one table on a sunny morning,with four clear hours of uninterruptible security,plenty of nice white paper, and a Squeezer pen-that is true happiness.在一个阳光明媚的早晨,临桌而坐,整整四个小时不受打扰,有足够数量的雪白稿纸,还有一“挤压式”妙笔—那才叫真正的幸福The complete absorption of the mindupon an agreeable occupation-what more is there than that to desire?全心全意地投入一项令人愉快的职业—此愿足矣!What does it matter what happens outside?外面发生什么事又有何妨?The House of Commons may do what it likes,and so may the House of Lords.下院想干什么就干什么吧,上院也可如此The heathen may rage furiously in every part of the globe.异教徙可以在全球各地大发作The bottom may be knocked clean out of the American market.美国市场可以彻底崩溃Consols may fall and suffragettes may rise.券可以下跌;女权运动可以兴起Nevermind, four hours, at any rate,we will withdraw ourselves from a common, ill-governed, and disorderly world,没有关系,不管怎么说,我们有四个小时可以躲开这俗气的、治理不善的、杂乱无章的世界,and with the key of fancy unlock that cupboard where all the good things of the infinite are put away.并且用想象这把钥匙,去开启藏有大千世界一切宝物的小橱 75

My computer has been acting up on me. It a pretty old model, and I need to replace it. So I decided to call up my friend Kevin to ask his two cents. Kevin is a computer whiz. He knows PC really well since he worked on them years, but in his heart of hearts, he is a big Mac fan. So, I thought he would be good person to ask.我的电脑出毛病了它的型号很老了,我需要换一台了所以我打电话给我的朋友凯文听听他的意见凯文是一个电脑高手他很了解电脑,因为他研究电脑很多年了,但是他心里面是一个苹果电脑迷所以我觉得问他很合适I have always used a PC. I do mostly word processing so I dont need anything fancy. But, I see people I know doing cool things with photos and , so Id like to take a crack at some new programs in the future.我一直用的是个人电脑我大部分时间是做文本处理,所以我不需要很俏的功能但是我看到我认识的人用照片和视频做很酷的事情,所以以后我想尝试一些新的项目Well, I called up Kevin to tell him what I needed. He immediately started throwing out specs: ;You need at least a Gigahertz processor and 1 Gig of memory, and make sure it has a writable DVD drive.; ;Whoa,; I said. ;All of that is way over my head. Let back up a a minute.; Then he laughed and said he had gotten carried away . ;Okay,; he said. ;Let start at the beginning. Now, the processor determines how easily and how fast you can use the programs on your computer. Got that?; I said that I did. Then he continued, ;How much RAM memory you have is very important, too. Your computer will go faster the more you have. So, I recommend getting at least 1 Gigabyte of RAM memory.; ;I think Im following you so far, ; I said. ;Great,; he said. Another thing you want is a drive that handles both CDs and DVDs. Some drives can just DVDs and some can record onto blank ones. If you want to burn your own s, youll want a writable DVD drive. Remember though, that just the computer itself. Dont get that youll need a monitor, a keyboard, a mouse, and speakers.嗯,我打电话给凯文,告诉他我的需要他直接就开始说起来:“你需要至少GHz的处理器,还有1G的内存,并且要有DVD光驱”我说:“哇哦,你说的什么啊,我们倒回去再说一遍吧”然后他笑了说他说的太快了他说:“好,我们从头开始,听着,处理器决定你能多快多容易的使用你电脑上的程序,明白了吗?”我说明白了然后他继续说:“内存大小也很重要你的电脑内存越大运行越快我推荐至少1G的内存”我说:“到目前为止我跟上你的节奏了”他说,很好,你还需要能读取CD和DVD的光驱有些光驱只能读DVD,有些还能刻录空盘如果你想烧录自己的视频的话,你需要一个可写的DVD光驱但是,记住这只是计算机本身别忘了你还需要显示器,键盘,鼠标和扬声器;OK,; I said. ;I think Ive got all that. Now, here the burning question: Mac or PC?我说:“好,我觉得我都有了现在,最纠结的问题,是选苹果电脑还是微软的呢?”He said: ;Now that a whole different thing. Do you have a couple of hours?#818;;他说:“现在是完全另一回事儿了你有几小时时间吗?” 9

Scott: Hi, I thought Id stop by to pick up those chairs I wanted to borrow.斯科特:嗨,我想顺便把我要借用的椅子带回去Roberta: Oh, sure. Here they are.罗伯塔:啊,当然它们在这里Scott: What are you doing?斯科特:你在做什么?Roberta: Im looking through the material we got on adoption.罗伯塔:我在浏览收集到的领养资料Scott: Are you and Robert thinking about adopting a child?斯科特:你和罗伯特计划领养一个孩子?Roberta: Yeah, we are. Weve been thinking about it a long time, and we think we might be y now.罗伯塔:对,我们要领养这事我们已经想了很久了,现在我们差不多准备好了Scott: Have you decided on an international or domestic adoption?斯科特:你决定跨国收养还是在国内领养?Roberta: Were going domestic.罗伯塔:我们决定在国内收养Scott: That means going through the foster care system, right?斯科特:那就意味着要懂领养制度,对吗?Roberta: Yeah, it going to be a lot of work getting our house y and all of the paperwork done. But after we pass inspection, well just need to wait a call from a social worker with a placement. We hope itll happen quickly.罗伯塔:是呀,我们要花很多功夫来收拾房子,还得处理完所有的文件但通过检查后,我们要做的就只剩下等电话通知了我们希望能尽快接到社会工作者的电话Scott: I thought people had to wait months or years a baby.斯科特:我以为要领养到小孩就必须等好几个月甚至一年Roberta: They may, but were asking a waiting child, maybe even one with special needs. We may even take more than one child, someone with siblings.罗伯塔:别人可能会这样,但我们不同我们要求领养的是候补孩子,甚至是有特殊需要的孩子如果他有兄弟的话,或许我们收养的孩子不止他一个Scott: Wow, that a lot of responsibility. Wouldnt you rather do a private adoption? Then you can call the shots and even have a closed adoption, if that what you want.斯科特:哇,那要担负很大的责任啊你难道没考虑过私人收养?这样你就不用听从别人的指挥了如果你愿意的话,甚至还能秘密收养Roberta: We dont mind an open adoption, actually. Weve given it a lot of thought, and we think it best if the child knows who his or her birth parents are. That way, they wont always be wondering.罗伯塔:实际上,我们不介意公开收养我们已经再三考虑过,我们都觉得最好让孩子知道自己的亲生父母是谁那样我们就不用总是担心这个问题Scott: I hope everything goes smoothly. Im sure youll both make great parents.斯科特:我希望一切都顺利相信你们一定会成为很棒的父母Roberta: Were not so sure, but well do our best. By the way, you can keep those chairs.罗伯塔:这可说不好,但我们肯定会尽自己最大的努力顺便说一句,这些椅子你可以留着Scott: Really? Why?斯科特:真的吗?为什么?Roberta: You have no children and theyre a hazard. We need to childproof this house and were starting with those chairs.罗伯塔:你没有孩子,而这些椅子可能伤害到孩子我们需要确保房子是对孩童安全的,先从椅子开始处理吧Scott: Hey, that great. That big-screen TV looks dangerous. Id be more than happy to take it off your hands, too.斯科特:嘿,那太好了那台大屏幕电视机看起来也很危险如果你能把它送给我,我会更加开心的Roberta: Hands off the TV!罗伯塔:不要动电视!原文译文属! 119

Helen Keller海伦.凯勒Helen Keller lived in the U.S.A. She was a great woman.海伦.凯勒生活在美国,她是个伟大的女性When Helen was a baby,she got very sick.当海伦还是个婴儿的时候,她患了重病After many weeks,the doctor said,几个星期之后,医生说;She is better,but now she cant see and she cant hear.;;她现在好多了,但是她看不见,也听不见了;Her mother and father were very sad.她的父母很伤心After a few years, things got worse.几年以后,情况变得更糟了There was no way Helen to speak to other people. She heard nothing.海伦没有办法同其他人交谈,她什么也听不见She saw nothing.She didnt understand anything.什么也看不见,什么也不明白Then one day a teacher came to live with Helen and her family.后来,有一天一位老师和海伦及其一家住在一起The teacher helped Helen learn about words.老师帮助海伦学习单词Helen was a bright child and soon she learned to spell her first word.海伦是个聪明的孩子,她很快就学会了拼写第一个单词When she was older, she went to college.当她长大以后,她上了大学Helen was very famous.She helped many blind and deaf people.海伦名气相当大,她帮助了许多盲人,聋人She traveled around the world and helped many people.她周游世界,帮助了许多人Helen was a very old woman when she died.海伦去世时年龄很大The world remembers her today as a brave and wonderful person今天全世界记得海伦是位勇敢而了不起的人She was blind and deaf,but she found a way to see and hear.虽然她双目失明又耳朵失聪,但她却找到了看和听的方式 1

A friend of mine, Rob Jenkins, almost had a nervous breakdown last year. I told him to go to the doctor.Doctor: Hello, Mr. Jenkins. What can I do you?Mr. Jenkins: Well, doctor ... I'm very tense and nervous. I haven't been able to sleep several days.Doctor: Hmm ... have you been working hard?Mr. Jenkins: Oh, yes. I've been very busy. I've been working twelve hours a day.Doctor: Have you been taking any pills?Mr. Jenkins: No, but I've been smoking too much, and I've been drinking a lot of coffee.Doctor: Well, you should take a holiday. You should go somewhere quiet and peaceful, like Cornwall. Why don't you go there?* * * Rob decided to go to Cornwall the next weekend. Penquay was a very small fishing village on the north coast of Cornwall. There were no trains or buses to Penquay, so he had to drive. It was a long journey, and Rob arrived late on Friday evening. The landlady of the guest house, Mrs. Doone, answered the door and showed him to his room. Rob was very tired and went straight to bed. He slept well and didn't wake up until nine o'clock the next morning. Rob went downstairs breakfast. Because there were no other guests, Mrs. Doone invited him to have breakfast with her and her daughter, Catherine. Catherine was aly sitting in the dining room. She was about thirteen years old, with long, black hair and clear, grey eyes. Mrs. Doone went to the kitchen to prepare breakfast. Rob and Catherine looked at each other nervously a few seconds.Mr. Jenkins: There are four places at the table. Is there another guest?Catherine: Oh, no ... we never talk about the empty place.Mr. Jenkins: The empty place? What do you mean?Catherine: Well, that used to be my father's place.Mr. Jenkins: 'Used to be?' I don't understand.Catherine: My father was a fisherman. Three years ago he went out in his boat, and he never returned.Mr. Jenkins: What happened to him?Catherine: Nobody knows. They searched everywhere, but they found nothing. My mother always keeps that place him, and she makes his breakfast every morning. She thinks he'll come back. That's a photograph of him ... over there, on the wall. My mother's been waiting him three years.* * * Rob said nothing, but he looked very worried. At that moment Mrs. Doone returned. She poured four cups of tea, and put one cup in the empty place. Rob looked more worried and he stared at the empty chair. Suddenly, he heard footsteps outside the door and a tall man, with a black beard, walked into the room. Rob looked terrified. It was the man in the photograph! He jumped up and ran out of the room.Man: Who was that? What's the matter?Mrs. Doone: I don't know. I don't understand. He's a guest from London. He arrived last night while you were asleep.Man: Catherine! Do you know anything about this?Catherine: No, I don't, father. But he's here because he's very nervous. He says he's hiding here because a tall man with a black beard is trying to kill him.Man: Catherine, have you been telling stories again?Catherine: Stories, father? Me? (laughing) Robert Gordon is phoning to book a hotel room in Paris.Receptionist: 5-1-6. Allo?Robert: Is that the Saint-Martine Hotel?Receptionist: Oui. Yes, it is. Can I help you?Robert: Have you got a double room the night of 3rd July?Receptionist: One moment please. I'll just have a look. Yes, we have got a double room on that date.Robert: Has it got a double bed or two singles?Receptionist: Two singles, monsieur.Robert: And is that with or without bath?Receptionist: It's a room with shower and toilet, monsieur.Robert: That sounds fine. Is there a TV?Receptionist: Could you repeat that, please?Robert: Is there a color television in the room?Receptionist: Yes, but of course. And a , if you choose.Robert: How much will it be one night?Receptionist: About four hundred francs.Robert: And what does that include?Receptionist: It includes morning newspaper, continental breakfast and service.Robert: Where is the nearest metro?Receptionist: Opera, monsieur. It's only five minutes from here.Robert: And is there an extra charge children?Receptionist: If the child is under sixteen and we put an extra bed in your room, the charge is seventy-five francs. Do you want the room?Robert: Yes, one night—3rd July.Receptionist: Oui, monsieur. May I have your name, please?Robert: Actually, it's my wife and two daughters—Mrs. Jean Gordon, Linda and Maggie.Receptionist: Yes, monsieur. So you need an extra bed. And what time will they be arriving on July 3rd ...Interviewer: Now you've been a veterinary doctor some thirty years, what was it that made you become a vet in the first place?Vet: Well, I studied as an ordinary doctor in the beginning, but I slowly realized that I liked animals very much. I almost prefer animals to people. So I took an extra course in animal medicine. It's as simple as that really.Interviewer: And you still enjoy working with animals?Vet: Oh, yes, very much so. In fact, more than ever now. I've got to know animals much better, you see, and I get on better with them in every way. Their owners sometimes get on my nerves, though.Interviewer: Oh ... why is that?Vet: Well, some people know very little about animals and keep them in the wrong conditions.Interviewer: What sort of conditions?Vet: Oh, you know, some people buy a large dog and then try to keep it in a small flat; they don't take it out enough to give it proper exercise. Other people have a cat and try to keep it in the house all day, but a cat needs to get out and be free to come and go as it pleases. A lot of people don't feed their animals properly. It's very common to give pets too much food which is very bad them, especially if they're not getting enough exercise. Or not to feed them regularly, which is equally bad. An animal is a responsibility which is something many people don't seem to realize.Interviewer: You mean people keep pets the wrong reasons?Vet: Yes, some people want a pet because they're lonely, or simply decoration, or just to show how rich they are.Interviewer: And just how do you deal with these people?Vet: Well, I try to tell them what the animal needs, what is the right sort of food, the proper exercise. I try to teach them that animals are not toys and if they're to be healthy, they have to be happy.Interviewer: Yes, I suppose you're right. In your thirty years as a vet you must have come across some interesting cases?Vet: Oh yes, there are lots of interesting cases. I was once called to a lioness who was giving birth and having difficulty. Now that was really interesting. Well, now, ladies and gentlemen, that was our last item, and all that remains me to do is to thank our permers sincerely on behalf of us all the pleasure they have given us this evening. And of course I must express thanks to those who've worked behind the scenes. And especially our producer. But most of all I want to say thank you to all of you coming here this evening and supporting this event, especially in such weather. I think perhaps I should take this opporty to renew my sincere apologies to those sitting in the back rows. We've made temporary repairs to the roof, but untunately the rain tonight was unexpectedly heavy, and we're grateful to you your understanding and cheerful good humor. I may say that we had hoped that temporary repairs would suffice. But we were recently inmed by our surveyor that the whole roof will have to be replaced: which is of course a severe blow when you think it's only five years since we replaced the roof of the church itself. And so we shall be having another concert soon, I hope.Manager: Good morning, madam. And what can we do you?Woman: What can you do me?Manager: Yes, madam, what can we do you?Woman: You've aly done it, thank you very much. And I want something done about what you've done me.Manager: Is something the matter, madam?Woman: I'll say there is, I want to see the manager.Manager: I'm the manager, madam. Now ... now what seems to be the trouble?Woman: Look at my face!Manager: Your face? Ah yes. Oh dear. Well, never mind. What's wrong with your face? What exactly am I supposed to be looking at?Woman: My lines, my Wrinkles.Manager: Well, we can soon put that right, Madam. You need a bottle of our New Generation Wrinkle Cream. With this wonderful new cream your lines and wrinkles just ...Woman: Shut up!Manager: ... just disap ... I beg your pardon?Woman: I said shut up! I was silly enough to listen to you bee. I'll listen to no more of it.Manager: You say you've been here bee, madam. I'm afraid I don't recognize you.Woman: Of course you don't recognize me! Last time I came in here I was a very attractive middle-aged woman. Now I look old enough to be even your grandmother.Manager: Well, yes ... er ... some of us do age quicker than others.Woman: It's not a question of age, my man, it's a question of your cream. I used it two small lines under my eyes and I woke up next morning looking like Lady Frankenstein. Your advertisement says 'Lose ten years overnight. only five pounds you can look young and attractive again. Tried by thousands. Money back guarantee.' Well, I want more than my money back. I want you to pay me to have plastic surgery.Manager: But, madam, there must be some mistake.Woman: I'll say there's been a mistake. My mistake was believing your advert and buying your silly cream. 'It can do the same you, too,' it said. Well, it's certainly done something me, but now what it did the lady in the picture.Manager: But our product is tested and approved by doctors. It was thoroughly tested on thousands of volunteers by experts bee it was allowed to be sold on the market. This is the first complaint we've had.Woman: I told you, I want you to pay a face lift or I'm taking you to court! So there!Manager: Er, do you happen to have a ... a recent photograph, madam?Woman: What ... whatever do you want with a photograph? You can see the way I look.Manager: I mean a photograph of you just bee you used the cream.Woman: Do you think I go to the photographers everyday? (Pause) Look, Just give me the five pounds, will you?Manager: Do you have your receipt with you, madam?Woman: Er ... just a minute ... let me have a look. (Rummages in bag) Er ... no. No, I seem to have lost it?Manager: Then there's nothing I can do, madam. Sorry.Woman: (furious) I'll take you to court. I'll take you to court.Manager: You can do as you please, madam. Good morning.—Right, what do you want me to get then?—Right, er ... well, go to the green grocer's first.—Yeah, the green grocer's. (Right.) OK.—Right, let me see, potatoes, but new potatoes, not mottled ones. I mean they're really not very good any more. Urm, three pounds ...—Hang on. I'm trying to write this down. New potatoes.—Right.—... three pounds.—Three pounds. Yes.—Spring onions, one bunch.—One bunch of spring onions.—Yeah.—OK.—And ... a pound of bananas.—And a pound of bananas. Right.—And then, could you go to the supermarket as well?—Yes, yes.—Mm, let me see. A packet of sugar cubes.—A packet of sugar cubes.—Yeah. Cubes, mind you, not the other stuff.—Right.—Coffee, instant coffee, but yeah, get Nescafe, Nescafe gold blend.—Nescafe?—Yeah. I don't really like any other kinds.—OK. Nescafe ... what did you say?—Gold blend.—Gold blend. Yeah.—You know one of those eight-ounce jars.—Eight ounces. Yes, yes.—Cooking oil.—Cooking oil.—Sunflower ... you see, I need it ...—What is it? What's that?—Sunflower.—Sunflower?—I need it a special recipe.—Never heard of that.—Sunflower cooking oil.—Yeah.—Right.—Wine.—Any special kind?—Any dry white.—Dry white wine. Yeah.—And some b.—Some b. Any, again, any particular kind?—No.—Any kind?—Any kind, yeah.—OK. Yeah. Anything else?—No, I don't think. Oh yes, hang on. I get apples. Golden delicious, urm, from the green grocer's.—Golden delicious apples. How many?—Two pounds.—Two pounds.—Yes.* * *—Hi, I'm back.—Ah, good. Right, well, let's see what you've got then.—Right, let's see what we have got here. Three pounds of potatoes.—Oh look. These're old potatoes. I did say new potatoes. These, these are no good.—Oh, I'm sorry. It doesn't make much difference.—Yes, it does.—I'm sorry. Well, actually, I couldn't, I didn't see any new potatoes.—Mm, alright. What are these, onions?—Onions, yes.—But these are not spring onions.—Oh, they are nice, nice big ones, though, aren't they?—Yeah, but not spring onions.—Oh, sorry. I didn't, I didn't really know what spring onions were.—Well, you know, there's long ones ...—Oh, they have all sorts.—... and thin ones.—Right. Some bananas.—That, yeah, they are fine. Great.—Good. Two pounds of apples.—Cooking apples? I did say golden delicious. Look, these are cooking. I wanted some eating. You know, ... oh well ...—Oh well, I didn't know. I thought they would do. They look nice.—Mm, no.—Right. A bottle of wine. Riesling, OK?—Yeah, fine, great. That's fine. And sugar cubes here. Great.—Yes, yes.—OK.—Right. Now they didn't have any Nescafe Gold Blend, so I got Maxwell House. That's all they had.—Alright, alright. Never mind.—Yeah. And oil.—But not Sunflower oil.—I couldn't see that. I got this. I think it's good stuff, good quality.—Yes, it is good, but it's olive oil and that's not what my recipe wanted. I need Sunflower oil.—Well, I don't think you'll find it. And a loaf of b.—That's fine. All right. Well, I suppose I'll have to go out myself again then.—Well, sorry, but I don't think it's my fault.—Mm.Hugh is on the telephone. Listen to his conversation with Herr Kohler.Secretary: I have a call you on line one, Mr. Gibbs. It's Mandred Kohler in Dusseldorf.Hugh: Oh, yes. Put him through. Hello, Herr Kohler. How are you?Kohler: Very well, thank you. And you?Hugh: Just fine.Kohler: Glad to hear it ... uh ... I'll come straight to the point, if you don't mind. I'm sure you know why I'm phoning.Hugh: Yes, of course. About the ...Kohler: Exactly. Are you in a position to give us a definite assurance that the goods will be delivered on time?Hugh: Well, um ... you can count on us to do our very best, however ...Kohler: Hmm. Excuse me, Mr. Gibbs, but I'm afraid that really isn't good enough ... I beg your pardon, I don't mean your best isn't good enough, but will you meet the deadline or won't you?Hugh: I ... I was coming to that, Herr Kohler. I must be frank with you. We've run into a few problems.Kohler: Problems? What kind of problems?Hugh: Technical problems. Nothing very serious. There's no need to worry.Kohler: I hope not, Mr. Gibbs, your sake as well as ours. I'm sure you're aware that there's a penalty in your contract with us late delivery and we'll ...Hugh: Yes, Herr Kohler, I'm perfectly aware of that. But do you need the whole order by the th?Kohler: We would certainly prefer the whole order to be delivered by then, yes.Hugh: Yes, but do you need the whole order then?Kohler: What exactly are you suggesting?Hugh: You can count on us to get half of the order to you by then.Kohler: Hmm ... and how long bee the other half is delivered?Hugh: Another week at the most!Kohler: Hmm ... you're sure that's all?Hugh: Yes, absolutely! You can depend on us to get half the order to you by the th and the other half within a week.Kohler: Hmm ... yes, that should be all right ... but there must be no further delays!Hugh: There won't be! You can count on that.Kohler: Very well, Mr. Gibbs.Hugh: Thank you! You've been very understanding.Kohler: Goodbye, Mr. Gibbs.Hugh: Goodbye, Herr Kohler. And thank you again! Phew! Well, ... that's at least one problem out of the way! When Elvis Presley died on th August, 1977, radio and television programs all over the world were interrupted to give the news of his death. President Carter was asked to declare a day of national mourning. Carter said: 'Elvis Presley changed the face of American popular culture ... He was unique and irreplaceable.' Eighty thousand people attended his funeral. The streets were jammed with cars, and Elvis Presley films were shown on television, and his records were played on the radio all day. In the year after his death, one hundred million Presley LPs were sold. Elvis Presley was born on January 8th, 1935, in Tupelo, Mississippi. His twin brother, Jesse Garon, died at birth. His parents were very poor and Elvis never had music lessons, but he was surrounded by music from an early age. His parents were very religious, and Elvis regularly sang at church services. In 198, when he was thirteen, his family moved to Memphis, Tennessee. He left school in 1953 and got a job as a truck driver. In the summer of 1953 Elvis paid four dollars and recorded two songs his mother's birthday at Sam Phillips' Sun Records studio. Sam Phillips heard Elvis and asked him to record "That's All Right" in July 195. Twenty thousand copies were sold, mainly in and around Memphis. He made five more records Sun, and in July 1955 he met Colonel Tom Parker, who became his manager in November. Parker sold Elvis's contract to RCA Records. Sun Records got thirty-five thousand dollars and Elvis got five thousand dollars. With the money he bought a pink Cadillac his mother. On January th, 1956, Elvis recorded "Heartbreak Hotel", and a million copies were sold. In the next fourteen months he made another fourteen records, and they were all big hits. In 1956 he also made his first film in Hollywood. In March, 1958, Elvis had to join the army. He wanted to be an ordinary soldier. When his hair was cut thousands of women cried. He spent the next two years in Germany, where he met Priscilla Beaulieu, who became his wife eight years later on May 1st, 1967. In 1960 he left the army and went to Hollywood where he made several films during the next few years. By 1968 many people had become tired of Elvis. He hadn't permed live since 1960. But he recorded a new LP "From Elvis in Memphis" and appeared in a special television program. He became popular again, and went to Las Vegas, where he was paid seven hundred fifty thousand dollars four weeks. In 197 his wife left him, and they were divorced in October, 1973. He died from a heart attack. He had been working too hard, and eating and drinking too much several years. He left all his money to his only daughter, Lisa Marie Presley. She became one of the richest people in the world when she was only nine years old.

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