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Thursday, 30 June 2011

Just good friends - The ending!!!

"Good of you to join me," he said, a grin spreading over his face. I padded over towards him and looked up expectantly. He bent down and pushed my bowl towards me. I began to lap up the milk happily, my tail swishing from side to side. It's a myth that we only swish our tails when we're angry.

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Just Goodfriends by Jeffrey Archer

Very few authors are capable of writing good books everytime and Jeffrey Archer is definitely one of those authors. He always writes very good novels and short stories. Just good friends by Jeffrey Archer is a good short story. It just seems to be a normal story till the last page when suddenly readers gets a twist in the tale and the last line makes the readers imagination throughout reading the book go topsy turvy. The story is a narration and the narrator starts the story in a morning. The narrator just wakes up one morning and looks at the guy next to her sleeping. She thinks that the guy will not get up till sometime and starts remembering the initial days of their meeting. They met in a bar after her boyfriend cheats on her and goes away after making her pregnant. She sees the guy with whom she lives now at a bar and feels jealous of a girl who goes with him to bar. After twenty days when they break up the narrator feels very happy and goes to the guy’s side and sits there. The guy looks up at the narrator and softly touches her cheek and takes her home. They would be living in his house since then. When she gets out of her thoughts she sees him get up and go to the kitchen. He pours milk into his cornflakes bowl and in another bowl pours milk and offers that bowl to the narrator and she swishes her tail and drinks it happily. The author wrote the story in such a way that no one gets the doubt that the narrator is not a woman but a cat.

Rating: 8

Friday, 3 June 2011

Third Conditional

Third conditional

We can use the Third Conditional to talk about 'impossible' conditions, impossible because they are in the past and we cannot change what has happened.

If I had worked harder at school, I would have got better grades.
If I had had time, I would have gone to see him. But I didn't have time.
If we had bought that house, we would have had to rebuild the kitchen.
If we had caught the earlier train, we would have got there on time but we were late.
Notice that the main clause can contain 'would', 'could' or 'might.

If I had seen him at the meeting, I would have asked him. (But he wasn't there so I didn't.)
If I had seen him at the meeting, I could have asked him. ( But he wasn't there so it wasn't possible.)
If I had seen him at the meeting, I might have asked him. (But I'm not sure. Perhaps if the opportunity had arisen.)
If I had paid more attention in class, I would have understood the lesson.
Also notice that somet
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Snarl: gruñir
Stomp: to walk with a loud heavy step usually in anger - pisotear.
Faucet: llave de la canilla
Soothe: to bring peace, composure, or quietude – calmar.
Seeming: outwardly or superficially evident but not true or real - aparentemente.
African crested crane
Mat: colchoneta.
Alight: to descend from or as if from the air and come to rest – posarse – aterrizar.
Crowd: to press close - amontonarse.
To hover about: rondar.
Mackerel: caballa.
Excruciating: atroz, insoportable.
Tirade: diatriba.
Blankly: expressionless.
Acknowledge: to recognize the rights, authority, or status of.
Rant: despotricar.
Nod: asentir con la cabeza.