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Ted had not seen his friend Sam since they were at school . Then Ted saw Sam at a meeting which men were at in a hotel, and he went and spoke to him.
"Hi, Sam!" Ted said . "How are you?"
"I'm , thank you, Ted," Sam answered, "and how are you?"
"Not , thank you," Ted said They sat side by side and began to talk.
"I've got a wife and two children ," Sam began.
"Well," Ted answered, "I've got a wife and three children myself."
After half an hour, Sam said, "I must go and buy myself a toothbrush . I left mine at home. Let's have dinner to­ evening and then we can talk ."
"All right," Ted answered.
They met in the restaurant of the hotel, and they began to talk about television.
Ted said, "I think it's for people. When I was a man, we did things ourselves - we didn't just watch people. In the evenings, we sang songs or played music or cards with each other, or we read the newspaper or found ourselves something to do."
Sam nodded. "Yes," he said, "that's true, and perhaps once a week, or once a month, we went into the town to see a film in the cinema, and maybe to buy ourselves an cream."
"And ," Ted went on, "my children watch films on television almost evening, and they don't do the work that teachers give them. What will they do with them­selves when they leave school?"
"Yes, it's , isn't it?" Sam said. "But what can we do about it?"
"Well," Ted answered, "I've promised myself thing: I'm going to sell television set - as soon as the season finishes at the end of month."

Exercise 1

Finish the questions and the answers:

1. Had Ted and Sam (***) often since they left school?
, .

2. they meet in a big hotel?
Because they both at the (s***)   business meeting.

3. of them has a wife now?
of .

4. they to have dinner (to******) ?
Because they to talk .

5. they like television?
, .

6. ?
Because now people not things, but only watch them television.

7. Ted and Sam television when they young?
, .

8. television bad for Ted's and Sam's children?
Because they their work at home now.

9. Ted going about it?
He sell his television set.

10. he going to wait until the football season finished?
he watched football on television all the time.