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Mrs. Williams lived in a small street in London, and now she had a new

neighbour. Her name was Mrs. Briggs, and she talked a lot about her expensive

furniture, her beautiful carpets and her new kitchen.

‘Do you know,’ she said to Mrs. Williams one day, ‘I’ve got a new

dishwasher. It washes the plates and glasses and knives and forks beautifully.’

‘Oh?’ Mrs. Williams answered. ‘And does it dry them and put them in the

cupboard too?’

Mrs. Briggs was surprised. ‘Well,’ she answered, ‘the things in the machine

are dry after an hour, but it doesn’t put them away, of course.’

‘I’ve had a dishwasher for twelve and a half years,’ Mrs. Williams said.

‘Oh?’ Mrs. Briggs answered. ‘And does yours put the things in the cupboard

when it has washed them?’ She laughed nastily.

‘Yes, he does,’ Mrs. Williams answered. ‘He dries the dishes and puts them


B. Write these sentences. Put one of these words in each empty place:

an any no none some

1. Mrs. Briggs was rich, but Mrs. Williams was not. Mrs. Briggs had

some  beautiful carpets, but Mrs. Williams didn’t have any .

2. Mrs. Briggs had some expensive furniture, but Mrs. Williams had none .

3. Mrs. Briggs had an  expensive dishwasher, but Mrs. Williams did

not have any machines in her kitchen.

4. Mrs. Briggs had no nice roses in her garden, but Mrs. Williams had

some flowers in hers.

5. Mrs. Briggs had some big trees in her garden too, but Mrs. Williams

had none.

C. Write this story. Put one of these words in each empty place:

he him his her it its she

Mrs. Williams had a good baby: she never cried, and her clothes were

always clean. Mrs. Briggs was very surprised and said, ‘When my daughter

was small, I gave  lots of food, but . She cried a lot, and her  clothes were

always dirty. Why is your baby so different? How do you do ?’

‘Well,’ answered Mrs. Williams, ‘my first child was a boy. I always gave

him a lot of food, he got very fat, and his  stomach was always full. He

cried a lot and was dirty. Now I give my new baby much less, and she is
happy and clean.’


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