№9 по английскому языку за 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
авторы: Н.В. Юхнель, Е.Г. Наумова, Н.В. Демченко
Учебник по английскому языку 11 класс Н.В. Юхнель. Страница 9
I called my father. When he picked up, I berated him for his treatment of the COO and then I told him he would either have to buy me out, or he was fired. It was the hardest call I've ever made, and I was speaking through tears, expecting my father to be angry and hurt.
Instead, he told me, "I am so proud of you. You're right. It's time for me to leave." I was surprised, but I think he re¬spected how difficult it was for me to make that call.
Since my father retired in 2004, Arkay Packaging has kept going strong. It was a difficult transition for both of us, but now we are able to laugh about our past differences. We go on weekend trips together and our relationship is stronger than ever. He is still my sounding board when it comes to tough business decisions.
1 Chief Operating Officer
b) Find the defined words in the excerpts above.
A. a public institution for the care and protection of chil¬dren without parents; a person's brother or sister; centre upon
B. to become an important news story; one of six offspring born in a single birth; to transport people here and there in small groups
C. an employee who is responsible for the daily operation of the company; to criticize angrily; to feel thankful or grateful for
c) Which story would you like to read in its complete version?
Why did this story interest you?
Work in pairs. Name the tenses of the English language. Then look at the table in the Grammar Reference section on pages 302-305 to check yourselves.
b) Look at the words and phrases in italics in ex. 2. Name the tenses and explain why they are used.