Stories for Reading Comprehension 3 Unit 9 The Dust
astonished - удивленный, изумленный
carriage - вагон
chalk dust - меловая пыль, толченый мел
eccentric - странный, чудной
ignore - игнорировать
irritated - раздраженный
keep on - продолжать
ordinary - обычный
powder - порошок
protested - возразил
quiet - тихий, спокойный
quite - очень, почти
rare - редкий
relaxing - расслабляющий, успокаивающий
scattering - разбрасывающий
sprinkle - обрызгивать, посыпать
tigers - тигры

1. Transform the Voice of the sentences.

1) The man opened a small brown bag and took out some fine white powder.
2) This was continued to be done for about five minutes.

2. Transform the sentence into Indirect Speech.

In an irritated voice Mr White shouted, "But why are you throwing it around this railway carriage?"

3. Transform the sentence from 'there + to be' pattern.

Mr White protested to the man, "But there are and will be no tigers around here!"

4. Transform the sentence into 'there + to be' pattern.

He looked a little eccentric.

5. Transform the sentence into State pattern.

Mr White had sat on a train which travelled from Glasgow to London.

6. Transform the sentence into Action pattern.

The man was throwing the white powder.

7. Transform the part of the sentence into Complex Subject pattern.

Mr White was finding the journey enjoyable and relaxing. (happen)

8. Transform the sentence from Complex Object pattern.

"Ah," said the man. "By sprinkling it around the carriage I am keeping all the tigers to be scared away."

9. Transform the sentence into Complex Object pattern.

After two hours Mr White asked angrily, "Excuse me, but what are you doing? Stop throwing the white powder!"