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English Teaching Theatre - Unit 05 - Gussett and Rose

http://e-repa.ru/speech-practice/conversation-practice/gassette-rose/gussett-rose.html

Scene A street

Characters Two Englishmen: Albert Gussett and Harold Rose
The two men pass in the street.

Rose Goodness me!

Gussett Well I never!

Rose Herbert Bishop!

Gussett Arthur Trigwell!

Rose No…Actually my name’s Harold Rose.

Gussett I’m Albert Gussett, as a matter of fact.

Rose Albert Gussett. Of course.

Gussett And you’re Harold Rose. Of course you are.

Rose Well I never!

Gussett Goodness me!

They hesitate for a moment.

Rose Well, how are you, then?

Gussett Fine, fine. How’s Alice?

Rose Alice?

Gussett Yes, Alice. Your wife’s name's Alice, isn't it?

Rose No, no… Gloria, actually.

Gussett Oh, yes. Gloria Trigwell.

Rose Er… Rose.

Gussett Rose Trigwell?

Rose No. Gloria Rose.

Gussett Gloria Rose. Of course. How is she?

Rose She’s very well. How’s…er…

Gussett Doris?

Rose Yes, Doris, your wife. How is she?

Gussett Oh, she's very well -Rose Good, good.

Gussett - but she isn’t my wife.

Rose No?

Gussett I'm not married.

Rose Oh.

Gussett Doris is my sister.

Rose Oh, yes.

They hesitate again for a moment.

Rose Well, it is a small world, isn’t it, Herbert?

Gussett Albert.

Rose Albert, yes. It seems like yesterday -Gussett Yes, it certainly does…

Rose - when we were at that awful school together.

Gussett School?

Rose Yes. Doesn’t time fly?

Gussett We weren’t at school together.

Rose Do you remember that awful English teacher with black teeth? Gussett We weren’t at school together.

Rose Weren’t we?

Gussett No, we were in the Army together.

Rose We weren’t.

Gussett Weren’t we?

Rose I was in the Navy.

Gussett Oh.

They hesitate again for a moment.

Rose Er…Albert, I mean Herbert -

Gussett No, no, Albert’s my name.

Rose Er, yes… Albert, how do we know each other?

Gussett I was just wondering about that myself, er…

Rose Harold.

Gussett Yes, Harold. Er…Are you an architect?

Rose Yes! Are you an architect?

Gussett No, I'm a taxi-driver.

Rose Oh.

They hesitate again.

Gussett Are you interested in boxing?

Rose No, not at all.

Gussett Ah.

Rose Do you go to the theatre?

Gussett I went once - about twenty years ago.

Rose I see.

Gussett Do you take your holidays in Brighton?

Rose No, never.

Gussett Mmm.

Rose Do you play golf?

Gussett No, I don’t.

Rose Well, that’s not it then.

They hesitate again.

Rose Do you know, Albert, I don’t think we’ve met before.

Gussett No, you’re right. We haven’t.

Rose Well, er…l’m Harold Rose.

Gussett And I'm Albert Gussett.

Rose How do you do?

Gussett How do you do?

They shake hands.

Discussion

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/04/02 14:04

The two men passed in the street. One of them, Harold Rose, noticed other man, Albert Gussett, and exclaimed: ‘goodness me!’. Gussett also noticed Rose and shouted: ‘well I never!’. And after that they named each other wrong names: Rose named Gussett as Herbert Bishop, and the latter called Rose as Arthur Trigwell. They were embarrassed and they said each other their correct names. After that they greeted each other again and then they hesitated for a moment. After that Rose asked Gussett how did he do, the latter asked the same and also took interest how was a wife of Rose, Alice. Rose, confused, said that his wife’s name was Gloria, not Alice. After that Gussett mixed up Gloria’s first and last name. Rose tried to be polite and asked how the wife of Gussett, Doris, was, but it was found out that Doris was not wife but sister of Gussett. They hesitated again for a moment. Rose noticed how small the world is and named Albert as Helbert. After that he said that it seemed like yesterday when they had studied together at the school. Gussett wondered and said that they had never been at the same school. They also found out that they weren’t in Army together, so they hesitated again for a moment. Then they tried to understand how they knew each other. Rose was an architect, and Gussett was a taxi-driver, so they can’t work together. They hesitated again for a moment. They never did boxing, golf, visiting theatre and traveling to Brighton together, and when they found it out, they hesitated again. Finally, two men decided that they had never met before. So they made themselves known to each other.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/04/02 14:31, 2015/04/02 14:33

Two men were walking in the street. One of them, Harold Rose, noticed the other man, Albert Gussett, and exclaimed, ‘goodness me!’. Gussett also noticed Rose and shouted, ‘well I never!’. And after that they named each other wrong names: Rose named Gussett as Herbert Bishop, and Gussett called Rose as Arthur Trigwell. They were embarrassed and said to each other using their correct names this time. After that they greeted each other again and then they hesitated for a moment. After that Rose asked Gussett how his business was, the latter asked the same question and also took interest in how Rose's wife, Alice, was. Rose, being confused, said that his wife’s name was Gloria, not Alice. After that Gussett mixed up Gloria’s first and last names. Rose tried to be polite and asked how Gussett's wife, Doris, was, who appeared to be not his wife but his sister. After that they hesitated again for a moment, and then Rose noticed how small the world is and named Albert as Helbert. After that he said that it seemed like yesterday when they had studied together at the school. Gussett wondered at it and said that they had never been at the same school. They also found out that they had never been in Army together, so they hesitated again for a moment. Then they tried to understand how this happened that they knew each other though Rose was an architect, and Gussett was a taxi-driver, and they could’t have worked together. They hesitated again for a moment. They couldn't have done boxing, golf, visiting theatre or traveling to Brighton together, and when they found it out, they hesitated again. Finally, the two men decided that they had never met before. So they made themselves known to each other and made it as if they have just met.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/04/09 12:09

Two men were walking in the street, when one of them, Harold Rose, noticed the other man, Albert Gussett, and exclaimed, ‘goodness me!’. Gussett also noticed Rose and shouted, ‘well I never!’. And after this hot greeting they named each other wrong names: Rose named Gussett as Herbert Bishop, and Gussett called Rose as Arthur Trigwell. They were embarrassed and said to each other their correct names. After that they greeted each other again and then they hesitated for a moment. Then Rose asked Gussett how his business was, and the latter asked the same question and also took interest in how Rose's wife, Alice, was. Rose, being confused, said that his wife’s name was Gloria, not Alice. After that Gussett, on top of that, mixed up Gloria’s first and last names. Rose tried to be polite and asked how Gussett's wife, Doris, was, who appeared to be not his wife but his sister. After that they hesitated again for a moment. So then Rose noticed how small the world is and named Albert as Helbert. After that he said that it seemed like yesterday when they had studied together at the school. Gussett wondered at it and said that they had never been at the same school. They also found out that they had never been in Army together, so they hesitated again for a moment. Then the two men tried to understand how this happened that they knew each other though Rose was an architect, and Gussett was a taxi-driver, and they couldn’t have worked together. They hesitated again for a moment. They also couldn't have done boxing, golf, visiting theatre or traveling to Brighton together, and when they found it out, they hesitated again. Finally, Gussett and Rose decided that they had never met before. So they made themselves known to each other and made it as if they have just met.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/04/09 12:23, 2015/04/09 12:28

Two men, actually strangers to each other, were walking in the street, when one of them, Harold Rose, noticed the other man, Albert Gussett, and exclaimed, ‘goodness me!’. Gussett also noticed Rose, took him for his old friend and shouted, ‘well I never!’. And after this warm greeting they named each other wrong names: Rose named Gussett as Herbert Bishop, and Gussett called Rose as Arthur Trigwell. They were embarrassed and said to each other their correct names. After that they greeted each other again and then they hesitated for a moment. Then Rose asked Gussett how his business was, and the latter asked the same question and also took interest in how Rose's wife, Alice, was. Rose, being confused, said that his wife’s name was Gloria, not Alice. After that Gussett, on top of that, mixed up Gloria’s first and last names. Rose tried to be polite and asked how Gussett's wife, Doris, was, who appeared to be not his wife but his sister. After that it was a moment of hesitation. So then Rose noticed how small the world is and named Albert as Helbert again. After that he said that it seemed like yesterday when they had studied together at the school. Gussett wondered at it and said that they had neither gone to the same school, nor served in the Army together, so hesitation took them again. Then the two men tried to understand how this happened that they knew each other though Rose was an architect, and Gussett was a taxi-driver, and they couldn’t have worked together. They became embarassed again for a moment. They also couldn't have done boxing, golf, visiting theatre or traveling to Brighton together. Hesitation. Finally, Gussett and Rose decided that they had never met before. So they made themselves known to each other and made it as if they have just met.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/04/09 12:35, 2015/04/09 12:37

Two strangers were walking in the street, when one of them, Harold Rose, noticed the other man, Albert Gussett, and they took each other for old friends. But when they named each other wrong names, they became embarrassed. After that the two men tried to take interest in how the business and then after that they tried to find out how this happened that they knew each other, but both couldn't remember. Hesitation. Finally, Gussett and Rose decided that they had never met before. So they made themselves known to each other and made it as if they have just met.

Sonya SchepetovaSonya Schepetova, 2015/04/09 12:46, 2015/04/09 12:48

A Harold Rose and an Albert Gussett were walking in the street, when they noticed each other and took themselves for old friends. They started the conversation, but named each other wrong names and got embarrassed. After that the two men tried to take interest in how their businesses and families were, but the more they talked the more embarassing mistakes they made, and then they tried to find out how they happened to know each other, but none of them could remember. Finally, Gussett and Rose decided that they had never met before. So they made themselves known to each other and made it as if they have just met.

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