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A couple going on vacation but his wife was on a business trip so he went to the destination first and his wife would meet him the next day.

When he reached his hotel, he decided to send his wife a quick email.

Unfortunately, when typing her address, he mistyped a letter and his note was directed instead to an elderly preacher’s wife whose husband had passed away only the day before.

When the grieving widow checked her email, she took one look at the monitor, let out a piercing scream, and fell to the floor in a dead faint.

At the sound, her family rushed into the room and saw this note on the screen:

Dearest Wife,
Just got checked in. Everything prepared for your arrival tomorrow.

P.S. Sure is hot down here.


Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/04/11 10:34, 2017/07/12 13:58

1. What was the reason why the email appeared?

2. Who was the husband of the widow? ← Какая исходная мысль? (What was the work of the widow's husband?)

3. Why did the widow feel bad instantly?

4. What could the widow understand from the postscript?

5. Where was the wife of the email sender?

AlexAlex, 2017/04/13 19:35, 2017/06/29 21:35

1. The reason was the husband's desire to inform his wife, lingering for a day on business trip, that he had already checked into the hotel and everything was ready for her arrival.

2. The dead husband of the widow (husband of the widow) was a preacher.

3. Because she thought the email has been sent (had been sent) by her dead husband.

4. She decided that her husband had gone to hell and tomorrow (the day after) she would be there too.

5. She was on a business trip.

AlexAlex, 2017/04/13 19:35, 2017/06/29 21:36

1. Who is the main character of this story?

2. How did the family know about the death of the widow?

3. How could the message be reformulated (to prevent her from losing consciousness) so that the widow could stay alive?

4. What (is) the moral of the story? ← Где глагол?

5. What (is) the mood of the story? ← Где глагол?

Vitali SolomeinVitali Solomein, 2017/04/14 14:59, 2017/07/12 14:11

1. The main character of the story is the grieving widow. (a grieving widow)

2. I hope the widow hasn't died (didn't die) but only fell in a death faint. Her family heard her piercing scream and rushed into the room.

3. It would be better for her to receive (if she received) a more personalised message, for example with the name of the sender's wife.

4. Absent-mindedness leads to troubles.

5. I think that the mood of the story is a cautionary tale, warning the reader against absent-mindedness.

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