Monday, 25 November 2013

Speakout Advanced p 56. The Hours. Extra Listening




Scene 1 Introduction
Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verbs in brackets:
Dearest,
I feel certain, that I __________ (go) mad again.
I ___________ (think) we can't go through another of these terrible times
and I ____________ (recover) this time.
I ____________ (begin) to hear voices
and can't concentrate.
So I ____________ (do) what seems the best thing to do.
You _______________ (give) me the greatest possible happiness.
You ______________ (be) in every way all that anyone could be.
I know that I ______________ (spoil) your life
and without me you could work
and you will.
I know.
You see I can't even write this properly.
What I want to say is that I __________(owe) all the happiness of my life to you.
You ____________ (be) entirely patient with me
and incredibly good.
Everything is gone for me,
but the certainty of your goodness.
I can't go on ____________ (spoil) your life any longer.
I don't think two people could have been happier  than we _____________(be).
Virignia.

Morning, doctor! -Mr. Woolf.
A little worse, I think. -I see.
My thing is to keep  her where she is.
Good morning, Leonard.
Good morning, Virginia.
How was your sleep?
Uneventful.
Headaches? - No, no headaches.

Doctor seemed pleased.
It's all from this morning? -Yes.
This young man has submitted his manuscript.

KEY:
Dearest,
I feel certain, that I'm going mad again.
I think we can't go through another of these terrible times
and I shan't recover this time.
I begin to hear voices
and can't concentrate.
So I'm doing what seems the best thing to do.
You have given me the greatest possible happiness.
You have been in every way all that anyone could be.
I know that I'm spoiling your life
and without me you could work
and you will.
I know.
You see I can't even write this properly.

What I want to say is that I owe all the happiness of my life to you.
You have been entirely patient with me
and incredibly good.
Everything is gone for me,
but the certainty of your goodness.
I can't go on spoiling your life any longer.
I don't think two people could have been happier  than we have been.
Virignia.

Morning, doctor! -Mr. Woolf.
A little worse, I think. -I see.
My thing is to keep her where she is.
Good morning, Leonard.
Good morning, Virginia.
How was your sleep?
Uneventful.
Headaches? - No, no headaches.

Doctor seemed pleased.
It's all from this morning? -Yes.
This young man has submitted his manuscript.

Scene 2 When were you happiest?
Fill in the gaps with the correct form of the verbs in brackets:
Clarissa: If you say to me when were you happiest.
Daughter: Mum...
Clarissa: Tell me the moment  you were happiest.
Daughter: I know! I know, it was years ago.
Clarissa: Yeah.
Daughter: All you're saying is...you were once young.
Clarissa: I _____________ (remember) one morning...
____________(get up) at dawn...there _______ (be) such a sense of possibility!
___________ (You know)? That feeling?
And...and I____________  (remember)  ___________(think) to myself:
"So this ___________ (be) the beginning  of happiness..."
"This ____________(be) where it ___________ (start)!"

"And, of course,  there ____________  (always, be) more."
It never _____________(occur) to me
it ____________ (not, be) the beginning,
It _____________ (be) happiness.
It _________ (be) the moment...right then







KEY
If you say to me when were you happiest. -Mum...
Tell me the moment  you were happiest.
I know! I know, it was years ago.
Yeah.
All you're saying is...
you were once young.
I remember one morning...
getting up at dawn...
there was such a sense of possibility!
You know? That feeling?
And...and I remember  thinking to myself:
"So this is the beginning  of happiness..."
"This is where it starts!"

"And, of course,  there'll always be more."
Never occurred to me
it wasn't the beginning,
It was happiness.
It was the moment...

  
 Scene 3 Final scene.

Rearrange the following lines:


_____always the hours...
_____always the love...
_____always the years between us
_____always the years...
_____always... to look life in the face...
_____and then...
_____and to know it... for what it is...
_____at last to know it...
_____Dear Leonard...
_____Leonard...
_____to look life in the face,
_____to love it... for what it is...
_____to put it away.


  
KEY:

Dear Leonard...
to look life in the face,
always... to look life in the face...
and to know it... for what it is...
at last to know it...
to love it... for what it is...
and then...
to put it away.
Leonard...

always the years between us
always the years...
always the love...
always the hours...

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