|Từ||Phiên âm||Loại từ||Nghĩa tiếng việt||Phát âm|
|sore throat||sɔ: θrout||đau họng|
|exciting||ik'saitiɳ||adj||hồi hộp,náo nhiệt|
|suddenly||'sʌdnly||adv||thình lình,đột ngột|
|cameraman||ˈkæmərəˌmæn||n||người quay phim|
|close-up||'klousʌp||n||cận cảnh,gần cảnh|
Bill Walker works for an import-export company. Last Wednesday morning Bill rang his office at nine o'clock. His boss, MrThompson, answered the phone.
MrThompson Hello, Thompson here...
Bill Hello. This is Bill Walker.
MrThompson Oh, hello, Bill.
Bill I'm afraid I can't come to work today, MrThompson.
MrThompson Oh, what's the problem?
Bill I've got a very sore throat.
MrThompson Yes, you sound ill on the phone.
Bill Yes, I'll stay in bed today, but I'll be able to come tomorrow.
Mr Thompson That's all right, Bill. Stay in bed until you feel well enough to work.
Bill Thank you, MrThompson.... Goodbye.
MrThompson Goodbye, Bill.
Mr Thompson liked Bill very much. At 12.30 he got into his car, drove to a shop and bought some fruit for him. He went to Bill's flat and rang the doorbell. Bill's wife, Susan, answered the door.
Susan Oh, Mr Thompson! Hello ... how are you?
Mr Thompson Fine, thanks, Susan. I've just come to see Bill.How is he?
Susan He doesn't look very well. I wanted him to see the doctor.
Mr Thompson I'll go in and see him. ... Hello, Bill!
Bill Oh .. . hello .. . hello, Mr Thompson . .. er ... er...
Mr Thompson I've brought some fruit for you, Bill.
Bill Thank you very much, Mr Thompson.
Mr Thompson Well... I had to pass your house anyway.How's your throat?
Bill It seems a little better. I'll be O.K. tomorrow.
Mr Thompson Well, don't come in until you feel better.
Bill All right... but I'm sure I'll be able to come in tomorrow.
Mr Thompson Goodbye, Bill.
Bill Goodbye, Mr Thompson.
At three o'clock in the afternoon, Mr Thompson locked his office door, and switched on his portable television. He wanted to watch an important international football match. It was England against Brazil. Both teams were playing well, but neither team could score a goal. The crowd were cheering and booing. It was very exciting.
Then at 3.20, England scored from a penalty. Mr Thompson jumped out of his chair. He was very excited. He was smiling happily when suddenly the cameraman focussed on the crowd. Mr Thompson's smile disappeared and he looked very angry. Bill Walker's face, in close-up, was there on the screen. He didn't look ill, and he didn't sound ill. He was smiling happily and cheering wildly!