English text summary

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The text tells us about two little children, the boy Tommy and the girl Margie. They live in future time, in 2155 when the regular schools are gone, and everybody have their own mechanical teacher. Tommy finds a book about «school». He tells that he got that book from his grandfather, and his grandfather got it from his grandfather. So you can say that the book is old a bit. Tommy and Margie begin reading the book together. Tommy tells some stuff about school to Margie, but she hardly can believe all that. Also they both are being shocked of the actual that is made of paper, because they are used to the electronic ones.

After some time, Tommy’s mother calls him home for «school». Tommy goes home with the book ticked beneath his arm. Margie goes home for her «school» too. The «school» is just the classes with mechanical teacher. During the «class» Margie thinks the old schools, and how fun it would actually cause her «school» seemed very boring to her.

The message of this text is to compare the two educational systems, regular schools and home education. For me there is not right or wrong option, but if I say so, that answer would be very subjective. I know people are that so communicative, you could they are pure extroverts, that just need school, because they want friends, they want to have fun with people and etc. But there are also people who are more suited for the home education and I even know couple of examples. Of course communication is very important, but the school education is not perfect, you could say that home education or maybe just classes you go to alone, are much more effective for increasing your level in anything, of course at some point. Maybe if Margie were in school she would be bullied by her classmates and her only dream would be just studying in her quiet room in peace. Both schools and home education have their own goods and bads. And I don’t have straight answer for this comparison. I’m just gonna say that it’s all on you. Both of them are good. You just need to choose the one you really like and the one you think will suite you better

New words from the text

crinkly — կնճռոտ

Attic — վերնահարկ

Dials — զանգեր

Punch — հարված բռունցքով

To be geard —

Disappointed — Հիասթափված

Loftily — մեծամտորեն

Betcha — Գռազ եմ գալիս

Dispute — քննարկել

Adjusted — Դզված

Nonchalantly

English exercise

1. You will be robbed by him if you are not careful.
2. Edward’s friend was lent some money by Edward.
3. By whom has the light been turned out ?
4. Have the letters been delivered by the postman.
5. The soup is being prepared by the cook
6. Is the grass being cut by the gardener ?
7. You will be helped by Henry if you want.
8. He will be punished by them if he behaves like that.
9. Why is he being laughed by you ?
10. Will it be sent for the doctor ?
11. The thief was caught by the police.
12. Be careful, you are being watched by them.
13. The wallet was being looked for by him.
14. The lights were been turned out before he went to bed.
15. It must be done by someone before it’s too late.
16. The newspapers have been bought by me to read on the train.
17. The lectures are always being listened by them with great interest.
18. The patient was being examined by the doctor when I entered the consulting-room.
19. The branches of the tree were shaken by the wind.
20. Everything can be found by you in this shop.
21. I’m sure that my mistake will not be discovered by them.
22. The new hospital has been built by them near the airport.
23. She said that he hadn’t been invited by them.
24. Your papers weren’t been touched by anybody.
25. Has he been told about the changes in the test by them ?
26. The last was being examined when I came.
27. The notes will be looked through by me once more.
28. He is always being listened by the students with great interest.
29. The newspapers are only being looked through in the morning and being read in the evening by me.
30. We can do nothing for him to be helped.
31. The problem was been spoken much them.
32. Were the flowers sent by you ?
33. The answers will be given to me by him next week.
34. The letters are still being typed by her.
35. He was laughed by all the pupils.
36. What measures will be taken by them ?
37. The baby is being looked by them now.
38. What can be done about it by them ?
39. Nothing must be said about it by us at present.
40. Have the children been given the milk by you ?
41. Will I be shown the shortest way to station by them ?
42. Such things can’t be done by you here.
43. Can the voices from afar be heard by you ?
44. One of his books been published by them last year.
45. The books will be returned by them in time.
46. Th Christmas is being celebrated by many people.
47. I’m sure their secret will never be discovered by them.
48. He never been seen by us in the club.
49. The petrol is being made out of oil by them.
50. Don’t go in ! The room is being aired by them.
51. Was the thief cought by the policeman ?
52. The flowers were being watered by her in the garden.
53. Don’t worry ? He will be looked after by them.
54. I noticed that I was being watched by them.
55. His book wasn’t published by them.
56. Can it be done by you without special training ?
57. Everything must be explained by you to him.
58. She is usually being forgived by them in day or two.
59. This dress should be weared by you with belt.
60. The new ways of cooking vegetables have been invented by people.
61. She said that the letters would be typed by her in the morning.
62. Why wasn’t it told him by them ?
63. The child was being examined by the doctor when she came in.
64. It hasn’t been sent for him by them yet.
65. Why was he asked by them to come ?
66. By that time the whole work had been carried out by him.
67. The new theatre was being built by them in our street.
68. She said that the new job had been offered by them.

English exercise

1. You will be robbed by him if you are not careful.
2. Edward’s friend was lent some money by Edward.
3. By whom has the light been turned out ?
4. Have the letters been delivered by the postman ?
5. The soup is being prepared by the cook
6. Is the grass being cut by the gardener ?
7. You will be helped by Henry if you want.
8. He will be punished by them if he behaves like that.
9. Why is he being laughed by you ?
10. Will it be sent for the doctor ?
11. The thief was caught by the police.
12. Be careful, you are being watched by them.
13. The wallet was being looked for by him.
14. The lights were been turned out before he went to bed.
15. It must be done by someone before it’s too late.
16. The newspapers have been bought by me to read on the train.
17. The lectures are always being listened by them with great interest.
18. The patient was being examined by the doctor when I entered the consulting-room.
19. The branches of the tree were shaken by the wind.
20. Everything can be found by you in this shop.
21. I’m sure that my mistake will not be discovered by them.
22. The new hospital has been built by them near the airport.
23. She said that he hadn’t been invited by them.
24. Your papers weren’t been touched by anybody.
25. Has he been told about the changes in the test by them ?
26. The last was being examined when I came.
27. The notes will be looked through by me once more.
28. He is always being listened by the students with great interest.
29. The newspapers are only being looked through in the morning and being read in the evening by me.
30. We can do nothing for him to be helped.
31. The problem was been spoken much them.
32. Were the flowers sent by you ?
33. The answers will be given to me by him next week.
34. The letters are still being typed by her.
35. He was laughed by all the pupils.
36. What measures will be taken by them ?
37. The baby is being looked by them now.
38. What can be done about it by them ?
39. Nothing must be said about it by us at present.
40. Have the children been given the milk by you ?
41. Will I be shown the shortest way to station by them ?
42. Such things can’t be done by you here.
43. Can the voices from afar be heard by you ?
44. One of his books been published by them last year.
45. The books will be returned by them in time.
46. Th Christmas is being celebrated by many people.
47. I’m sure their secret will never be discovered by them.
48. He never been seen by us in the club.
49. The petrol is being made out of oil by them.
50. Don’t go in ! The room is being aired by them.
51. Was the thief cought by the policeman ?
52. The flowers were being watered by her in the garden.
53. Don’t worry ? He will be looked after by them.
54. I noticed that I was being watched by them.
55. His book wasn’t published by them.
56. Can it be done by you without special training ?
57. Everything must be explained by you to him.
58. She is usually being forgived by them in day or two.
59. This dress should be weared by you with belt.
60. The new ways of cooking vegetables have been invented by people.
61. She said that the letters would be typed by her in the morning.
62. Why wasn’t it told him by them ?
63. The child was being examined by the doctor when she came in.
64. It hasn’t been sent for him by them yet.
65. Why was he asked by them to come ?
66. By that time the whole work had been carried out by him.
67. The new theatre was being built by them in our street.
68. She said that the new job had been offered by them.