We all learn foreign languages in our office. There's a library of foreign literature near us. We like to read books in foreign languages, so we often go there. There are always a lot of people there. Comrade Smirnova goes to the library, too, because she hasn't got English books at home. She's in the library now.
Smirnova: Good morning.Librarian: Good morning.- Have you got any interesting English books?- Yes, we have some. Which English writers d'you like?- I like Dickens. I've read a lot of books by Dickens.- Did you read them in English or in Russian?- I read them in Russian in my childhood. I didn't know English then.- When did you begin learning English?- Two years ago.- Then don't take any books by Dickens now. They are too difficult for you. Take a book by Oscar Wilde or Jack London. Their books are easy.- All right. Please show me some books by Oscar Wilde, but don't bring “The Picture of Dorian Gray.” I've just read it.
The librarian goes away and soon comes back:- I'm very sorry, but we haven't got any books by Oscar Wilde in at the moment. I advise you to take a book by Jack London. Shall I get you “Martin Eden” or “White Fang”?- Please give me “White Fang”.- Here it is.- Thank you very much.
(The student takes the book and leaves the library.)