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The Smuggler and the Customs Officer.

The customs officer had seen the same man coming into the country every day for the past month.

He knew that this man must be smuggling something into the country, but he didn’t know what it was.

The man was always very polite.

He always took off his hat and said “Good afternoon”, to the customs officer.

The customs officer always asked him to open his bag, but the customs officer couldn’t find out what the man was smuggling into the country.

He couldn’t find any whisky or perfume or cigarettes or anything.

When the customs officer had looked through the man’s bag and couldn’t find anything, the man always took off his hat and said, “Thank you.


” He was very polite, but the customs officer was sure the man was a smuggler.

After a month the customs officer was so unhappy that he left his job.

The next day he watched the smuggler come up to the new customs officer.

“Good afternoon!

” said the smuggler and took off his hat politely.

“Good afternoon!

” said the new customs officer.

“Would you open your bag, please.

” So the man opened his bag again, but the new customs officer couldn’t find anything either.

“Thank you.


” said the man and took off his hat politely.

Outside customs the old customs officer, who had left his job, stopped him and said, “I’m not a customs officer anymore.

I left my job.

Would you please tell me what you’re smuggling?

I know you’re smuggling something.

” The old customs officer was almost crazy because he didn’t know what it was.

“It’s true”, said the man.

“I am smuggling something.

I’m smuggling hats”, and he took off his hat politely and said, “Goodbye!

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1. How often had the man been smuggling through customs?

A) he had been smuggling for six weeks.

B) he had been smuggling for a day.

C) he had been smuggling for a year.

D) he had been smuggling for a month


How often did the man come into the country?

A) he came in every year.

B) he came in every day.

C) he came in every week.

D) he came in every month.

3. What kind of luggage did the man have?

A) he had a briefcase.

B) he had a suitcase.

C) he had a package.

D) he had a travelling bag.

4. How do you know that the man was polite?

A) he always spoke to the customs officer.

B) he always opened his luggage when the customs officer asked.

C) he always gave the customs officer cigarettes.

D) he always took off his hat and said, “Good afternoon”.

5. Why did the customs officer leave his job?

A) he left because he wasn’t polite.

B) he left because he was unhappy.

C) he left because he wanted to be a smuggler.

D) he left because he was too old.

6. What did the new customs officer find?

A) he found a lot of cigarettes.

B) he didn’t look in the luggage.

C) he found a lot of whisky.

D) he didn’t find anything.

7. What was the man really smuggling?

A) he was smuggling perfume.

B) he was smuggling whisky.

C) he was smuggling hats.

D) he was smuggling cigarettes.

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Sashaastana201 29 апр. 2022 г., 16:20:27

1. d, 2.

B, 3.

D, 4.

D, 5.

B, 6.

D, 7.


Anashkina891 21 мар. 2022 г., 01:49:07 | 10 - 11 классы

Помогиле, плиизПодчеркнуть правильный вариантI watched / was watching Rain Man DVD the other day when a part of the dialogue really caught / was catching my attention?

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I watched / was watching Rain Man DVD the other day when a part of the dialogue really caught / was catching my attention.

In fact l was / had been so surprised that I rewound the film to make sure I was hearing / had heard correctly.

In the film, the character Raymond Babbitt, who is autistic, claimed that Qantas was the only airline that never had / had never had a crash.

I went / had gone online to check out this fact.

Apparently it wasn't 100% true.

At the time of the making of the film, Qantas had had / was having eight crashes but they were all being / had al been propeller planes, not jets.

I also found / had found out that all airlines (except for Qantas, of course) took / were taking this line out of the film when they were showing / showed it on flights at the time.

Дженетельмен 27 янв. 2022 г., 14:16:27 | 5 - 9 классы

1. She looked tired?

1. She looked tired.

She … (planted / was planting / had been planting) flowers all morning.

2. I … (was playing / played / had played) volleyball when the ball hit my head.

3. His clothes were smudgy because he … (finished / had finished / was finished) painting the walls.

4. When I was five my parents … (were buying / bought / had been buying) a piano for me.

5. Kim … (was dancing / danced / had danced) when her husband opened the door.

6. He … (cut / was cutting / had been cutting) the grass for an hour when suddenly the lawn - mower broke down.

7. First I … (had taken off / took off / was taking off) my coat, then I went to the bathroom.

8. She forgot everything she … (had studied / was studying / studied) at a driving school.

Lora68 11 февр. 2022 г., 03:15:08 | 5 - 9 классы

Проверьте пожалуйста правильность предложений, заранее спасибо?

Проверьте пожалуйста правильность предложений, заранее спасибо.

Before the beginning of the lesson, I came to the classroom and put textbooks out of the bag.

After that she sat and prepared for the lesson, and talked with her friends.

After the second call teacher began a lesson.

At the lesson of the English language we translated the texts, and learned new words.

Then we had a lesson and we went to the Russian language where the dictation was written.

Then, according to the schedule, we had the algebra on which we solved examples and equations.

In each lesson I was distracted and I was wondering what the weather was like on the street.

Finally, the lessons were over.

And I had to go to practice.

Finally, the training ended and I went home with a smile.

Iwanovpiotor 28 янв. 2022 г., 18:19:14 | 1 - 4 классы

Помогите ответить на вопросы1} What did always a man, who lived alone in the house, do?

Помогите ответить на вопросы

1} What did always a man, who lived alone in the house, do?

2)How did he feel himself and what did he do one day?

3)What were the next nights like?

4} Did he wash up the d1shes right away after his eating out of them?

5)What did he find out one night?

6)What was h1s house like soon?

7)What things couldn'the find?

How did he feel himself?

8)What idea came to his mind?

9)Why was he very tired?

10) What did he dec1de?

11)Why is he happy at the end of the story?

The rain had been falling ON EVERYTHING and soon the dishes were clean again.


Then the man carried everything back into the house again.

He put the dishes into the cupboard, the frying pan and the pots on the pot shelves, the ash trays on the tables, the flowerpots back where he found them, the vases where the vases go, the kettle on the gas cooker, and the soap dish in the bathroom.

He was so very t1red after he had been carrying everything back and putting it away that he decided : "I will better always wash my dishes just as soon as I have finished my dinner : The next night when he came home, he cooked his dinner, flmshed to eat it, then washed the dishes and put them right away.

He did this every night after that, too.


He can find his chairs, and he can find his clock, and he can find his BED.

It is easy for him to get into his house, too, because there are no more dishes piled on the floor or anywhere!

Lenamoraru29 4 мая 2022 г., 03:28:15 | 5 - 9 классы

Underline the correct form of the verb (Нужна правильная форма глаголов)One day Robert Burns (1) was walking / walked near the sea?

Underline the correct form of the verb (Нужна правильная форма глаголов)

One day Robert Burns (1) was walking / walked near the sea.

Suddenly he (2) heard / had heard a cry for help.

He (3) was running / ran towards the water.

Just then a sailor (4) was jumping off / jumped off a boat, and (5) had begun / began to swim towards the man who (6) were calling / was calling for help and saved him.

The man who (7) saved / was saved was very rich.

He (8) thanked / was thanking the brave sailor and gave him a shilling.

By this time a lot of people (9) were standing / stood round them.

They called the sailor a hero but the rich man (10) gave / had given him only a shilling.

Burns (11) stopped / was stopped them and said, “Let him alone”.

The gentleman (12) knows / has known better how much his life costs.

The famous author of detective stories, Arthur Conan Doyle, once (13) comes / came to Paris.

He took a cab at the railway station to go to the hotel.

“What hotel would you like to go to, Mr Conan Doyle?

” asked the cabman.

The writer (14) is greatly surprised / was greatly surprised.

“How (15) do you know / has you known my name?

” he asked.

“Well, it is simple.

Yesterday I (16) read / had read in the newspaper that you would visit Paris.

Then I (17) noticed / was noticed that your suit (18) is made of / was made of English wool, ” the cabman said.


You (19) were / are a born detective!

” said Conan Doyle.

“Thank you, Sir, ” the cabman said.

“But another fact also (20) had helped / helped me” “What is it?

” asked the writer.

“You see, your name (21) is written / has been written on your luggage.


Stelni 1 мар. 2022 г., 01:46:51 | 5 - 9 классы

It was summer?

It was summer.

A Grasshopper lived in the green grass near a high hill.

He liked to sing and dance very much.

He often hopped and played in the grass in the daytime and when it was dark, he locked at the stars in the sky and at the yellow moon.

Sometimes he went to the mountains and walked in the woods.

He had a very good time he didn"t work, he didn"t think about food.

He had a lot to eat and his house was a beatiful place in the grass under a flower.

One day the grasshopper saw an ant.

The Ant looked tired.

He was hot.

He had a big sack on his back.

"Why are you working on such a lovely day?

"asked the Grasshopper.

"I am collecting food for winter, " answered the Ant.


Gorshok2016 17 февр. 2022 г., 04:14:31 | студенческий

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Customs tariff (to work out) in 1795 but it (to come) into effect only in 1800.

2. After the New Trade Statute (to sign), customs procedures (to establish).

3. Before he (to appoint) Head of St.

Petersburg Customs House, A.

N. Radishev (to work) for Commerce Board.

4. G.

R. Derzhavin (to work) at the Customs tariff for two years when Paul I

(to decide) to abolish it.

5. He (to be sure) that protectionist policy (to stimulate) industrial production.

6. He (to work) for the Customs for 15 years.

Then he (to retire).

7. While he (to collect) customs duties for 20 years, he (to attack) several times.

8. When he (to think over) the customs tariffs he (to come) to the conclusion that it (to serve) the development of the country.

9. It (to be) clear that he (not to be able) to pay the amount of duty, that the excise officer (to state) in the voucher.

CRonaldo777 11 янв. 2022 г., 21:25:44 | 10 - 11 классы






S. McClure

I reached Boston late that night and got out at the South Station.

I knew no one in Boston except Miss Bennet.

She lived in Somerville1, and I immediately started out for Somerville.

Miss Bennet and her family did all they could to make me comfortable and help me to get myself established2 in some way.

I had only six dollars and their hospitality was of utmost importance to me.

My first application for a job in Boston was made in accordance with an idea of my own.

Every boy in the Western states knew the Pope Manufacturing Company, which produced bicycles.

When I published my first work "History of Western College Journalism" the Pope Company had given me an advertisement, and that seemed to be a "connection" of some kind.

So I decided to go to the offices of the Pope Manufacturing Company to ask for a job.

I walked into the general office and said that I wanted the president of the company.

"Colonel Pope?

" asked the clerk.

I answered, "Yes, Colonel Pope.


I was taken to Colonel Pope, who was then an alert energetic man of thir - ty - nine.

I told Colonel Pope, by way of introduction, that he had once given me an advertisement for a little book I had published, that I had been a College editor and out of a job.

What I wanted was work and I wanted it badly.

He said he was sorry, but they were laying off hands3.

I still hung on4.

It seemed to me that everything would be all up with me5, if I had to go out of that room without a job.

I asked him if there wasn't anything at all that I could do.

My earnestness made him look at me sharply.

"Willing to wash windows and scrub floors?

" he asked.

I told him that I was, and he turned to one of his clerks.

"Has Wilmot got anybody yet to help him in the downtown6 rink?

" he asked.

The clerk said he thought not.

"Very well", said Colonel Pope.

"You can go to the rink and help Wilmot out for tomorrow.


The next day I went to the bicycle rink and found that what Wilmot wanted was a man to teach beginners to ride.

I had never been on a bicycle in my life nor even very close to one, but in a couple of hours I had learnt to ride a bicycle myself and was teaching other people.

Next day Mr.

Wilmot paid me a dollar.

He didn't say anything about my coming back the next morning, but I came and went to work, very much afraid that I would be told I wasn't needed.

After that Mr.

Wilmot did not exactly engage me, but he forgot to discharge me, and I came back every day and went to work.

At the end of the week Colonel Pope sent for me and placed me in charge of the uptown7 rink.

Colonel Pope was a man who watched his workmen.

I hadn't been mistaken when I felt that a young man would have a chance with him.

He often used to say that "water would find its level", and he kept an eye on us.

One day he called me into his office and asked me if I could edit a magazine.

"Yes, sir, " I replied quickly.

I remember it flashed through my mind that I could do anything I was put at — that if I were req uired to run an ocean steamer I could somehow manage to do it.

I could learn to do it as I went along8.

I answered as quickly as I could get the words out of my mouth, afraid that Colonel Pope would change his mind before I could get them out.

This is how I got my first job.

And I have never doubted ever since that one of the reasons why I got it was that I had been "willing to wash windows and scrub floors".

I had been ready for anything.

Вопросы часть 1

Paraphrase the sentences using phrases from the text :

1)Miss Bennet and her family received him very warmly.

2)Everybody tried to help him to find some kind of job.

3)Their concern and hospitality were very important to him.

4)He told Colonel Pope that he was unemployed and needed any job very much.

5)The man thought that everything would be lost for him if he didn't find a job.

6)He had never ridden a bicycle in his life.


Wilmot neither employed the journalist nor dismissed him.

8)The boss made him responsible for the uptown rink.

9) It suddenly occurred to him that his willingness to do any job had helped him to get his first job.

Вопросы на них надо дать ответы.

IV Questions on the text :

1)Who was the only person the author knew in Boston?

2)In what way was he received?

Why was it of great importance to him?

3)What made the young man apply for a job to the Pope Company?

4)Describe Colonel Pope.

What was his answer to the young man's sto -


5)Why did the man still hang on though he found out that the company was laying off hands?

6)What question did the Colonel ask him?

Describe the young man's job and say whether he coped with it.

7)Why did the man continue to work for Mr.

Wilmot though he hadn't engaged him?

8)What happened at the end of the week?

9)What job was the young man offered in the long run?

10)What idea flashed through his mind?

11)What helped the man to get his first job?

Ale03 31 мая 2022 г., 05:29:36 | 10 - 11 классы

Помогите перевести текст?

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A busy day


Though it was winter

VadimPetrovich, the agronomist of the farm, had a busy day last Tuesday.

He began his morning with the

radio, he listened to the news.

At half past seven he got up, washed, did his

morning exercises at an open window, dressed and had breakfast.

VadimPetrovich likes mornings,

because he can see his family, and he can have a talk with his wife and


At a quarter to nine

VadimPetrovich left home.

It was a cold winter day.

There was a lot of snow on

the ground.

The sky wasn't blue, and the sun didn't shine at all.

There weren't

any people in the street.

Roshkasvetlana 29 янв. 2022 г., 23:56:52 | 5 - 9 классы

Помогите пожалуйста?

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Надо поставить правильно эти слова ; guess easy address difficult kind of name noticed famous explaining modern На эту текст ; 221B Baker Street, London.

You have heard this .

Before, haven't you?

Yes, this is the place where the .

Detective Sherlock Holmes lived.

Do you remember what .

Man he was?

He was very clever, always .

Small details and then used them to .

What had hadhappened.

He smoked a pipe and played the violin in his free time.

He always said, '' Elementary, dear Watson'' when he was .

To his friend how .

It was to understand something.

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