Лекция: Richard and Victor are in Washington. They are in the hotel now.
— So we are in Washington, D. C.
— D. C? What does the D. C. stand for?
— District of Columbia. It's a special federal district.
— Is it part of the state of Washington?
— No, it doesn't belong to any of the fifty states. Washington State is very far from the capital.
— I see. I'd like know what the neighboring states are.
— The neighboring states are Maryland and Virginia.
— Oh, yes. I read about it in one of the magazines. But I don't remember how large the District is.
— It isn't very large. And the buildings aren't very tall.
— No skyscrapers?
— No. No structure is allowed to be taller than the Capitol.
— Ah, that's why our hotel isn't tall.
— How do you like it?
— It's great. The Ramada Innis a first class hotel.
— Well, it isn't really first class, but it's not bad.
— But I don't know anything about tipping yet.
— You have a tipping guide in the Amtrak timetable. It's a very useful thing to have, even for Americans.
— What's this guide for?
— Tips differ from place to place. Some places are very expensive and you give larger tips. Some are cheap and give smaller tips for services.
— I guess the tipping guide is really useful!
|– I like Washington more than New York. – I want to visit the Smithsonian Institution. –I don't want to stay here too long. –I can't attend the lecture in the afternoon. –I don't want to spend another day sightseeing. –I can't stand any more museums.||– So do I. –I do too. –I don't either/ neither do I. – Neither can I. –I do. (А я хочу) – I can. (А я могу)|
|— I like Mr. Robertson. I think he's very intelligent and sincere (искренний) — I like his wife. I think she's very modest and friendly. — Have you seen their house? I like it it's probably not very modern, but it looks okay. — I don't like Mr. Fisher. He doesn't seem sincere. Do you like him?||— Yes, I like him too. I think he's very nice. — Yes, I like her too. She's nice. — Yes, I like it too. You always feel welcome there. — No, I don't. I don't like insincere people either.|