Unidad

26
Una escala no programada
El Jumbo Jet sufrió fallas en los motores, he hizo un pero una de las respuestas del marinero les provocó
aterrizaje de emergencia en San Juan, la capital de mucha risa a los dos.
la Isla de Terranova. Los pasajeros realizaron una
visita guiada por la ciudad pero los regresaron al ¿Usted ha vivido aquí toda la vida?
aeropuerto para almorzar.
¡Por Dios, no! Sólo llegué aquí esta
Mientras estaban almorzando, se les comunicó por mañana por accidente, porque el
el altavoz que las reparaciones de la aeronave avión en el que viajaba tuvo que
demorarían más tiempo de lo previsto y que se detenerse aquí para ser reparado.
habían efectuado las gestiones necesarias para que
los pasajeros pasaran la noche en la isla.

Se había organizado una excursión para la tarde,
pero los pasajeros que desearan descansar serían
llevados a su hotel. Frederick Stuart decidió que no
deseaba ni descansar ni participar en otro viaje
dirigido. Iría a pasear por la ciudad, comprar
algunas postales para enviar a sus amigos de
Londres y tomar un trago en alguna parte donde
pudiera conversar con los isleños. Las excursiones
organizadas no le interesaban. Prefería curiosear
por su propia cuenta.

Él caminó por la calle principal y compró algunas
tarjetas postales y recuerdos. Luego, preguntó el
camino al correo donde compró las estampillas y
envió las postales a sus amigos.

Como todavía era un poco temprano para un trago,
camino hacia el puerto donde entabló conversación
con un hombre a quien tomó por marino.
Empezaron hablar sobre la vida en Terranova.
Frederick estaba muy interesado en todo lo que
decía el desconocido y le hizo muchas preguntas

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of Newfoundland. buy some postcards to send to his friends in London. The passengers were taken on a guided tour of the city but they were brought back Have you lived here all your life? to the airport for lunch. but passengers who wished to rest would be taken to their hotel. no. he walked down to the harbor where he struck up a conversation with a man whom he took to be a sailor. I only arrived here While they were having lunch. and have a drink somewhere that he could talk to some of the islanders. Unit 26 An unscheduled stop The Jumbo Jet had engine trouble and made an lots of questions. it was announced this morning by accident because the over the loudspeakers that the repairs to the aircraft plane I was on had to stop for repairs. Good heavens. As it was still a little early for a drink. They started talking about life in Newfoundland. capital of the island made them both laugh. He preferred looking around on his own. An excursion had been arranged for the afternoon. Frederick Stuart decided that he didn’t want neither to rest nor to go on another guided tour. and asked him New Vocabulary Nouns Verbs Adjectives -Arrangements -Announce -Expected -Loudspeakers -Appeal -Interested -Postcards -Arrange -Sailor -Laugh -Souvenirs -Prefer -Stamps -Stranger 42 . Organized tours did not appeal to him. But one of the sailor´s answers emergency landing at St. He walked down the main street and bought some post-cards and souvenirs. Johns. He would go for a walk around the city. Then he asked the way to the post ofce where he bought stamps and mailed the postcards to his friends. would take longer than expected and arrangements had been made for the passengers to spend the night on the island. Frederick was very interested in everything the stranger had to say.

pages 151-155 43 . etc. may. should. You should see a doctor. obligation. could. Examples: Afrmative form: They can x the problem. shall. see Finding Out About Grammar Book.). might. Ref For better reference. They can be distinguished from other verbs because they do not have participle or innitive forms and by the fact that they do not take the ending -s or -es in the third-person singular in simple present. Here are some examples of how to use the Modal Verbs in their different forms. Question form: Would you make me a coffee? Could you help me? Shall I call a cab? Negative form: You must not smoke here He will not help me with that. something important! Modal Verbs (Review) The modal verbs of English are a kind of auxiliary verbs used mostly to express modality (properties such as possibility. must. The principal English modal verbs are can. Unit 9. will and would.Unit 26 An unscheduled stop ! Now.

arreglos necesarios. Burton. Como sabe. puedo. informe. Si se convierte en una realidad o no. por unas semanas. señor. Aún está en la etapa de planeación. viajará -¿Podrá él persuadirlos? también. Estará en Australia -¿Podrá ella venir mañana? por unas seis semanas. 44 . lo necesitaremos en Australia Lo necesitaremos en Australia. de australianos que en la actualidad están estudiando este proyecto. pero no sabía que estuviera tan No es necesario que ella venga el jueves. No tiene que preocuparse. Había oído acerca del accidente. debe ser capaz de hacerlo. ¿Cuándo debo Ellos van a estar aguardando verle. no puede. Había oído algo acerca del proyecto. haga los -Sí. dependerá principalmente de su Me había enterado de todo acerca de ello.Unidad 27 Un viaje de negocios El lunes pasado el Sr. Ross. próximamente una nueva ocina en -¿Podrán conseguir entradas? Sydney. No es necesario que salga sino hasta la próxima semana. El Sr. Me había enterado de las noticias. ¿Podría ir? Él querrá regresar pronto. señor. partir? Ella vendrá en el próximo tren. El señor Pearson era la persona encargada de los proyectos nuevos. nuestro gerente de mercadeo. Entretanto. esperamos abrir -Sí. Usted trabajará con un grupo -No. el gerente general. Creo que sí. Eso es realmente interesante. No tiene que partir sino hasta la -¿Podrá usted ir? próxima semana. -No. mandó llamar al señor Pearson. Práctica de estructuras Pearson. Yo había oído algo acerca del proyecto No es preciso que nos esperen. creo que no podrán. adelantado.

Structural practice Pearson. You’ll -Will she be able to come tomorrow? be in Australia for about six weeks. it becomes a reality or not will depend I had heard about the accident. I had heard all about it. the general manager. all the necessary arrangements. You don’t have to leave until next -Will you be able to go? week. our marketing manager. You don't have to leave until next week. That's very interesting. we -Yes. Mr. You’ll be working with a -No. Pearson. we'll be needing you in We'll be needing you in Australia. I guess so.Unit 27 A business trip Last Monday Mr. As you know. about the project but didn't know it They don't have to wait for us. Mr. team of Australians who are currently studying this project. please make -Yes. Pearson was the person in charge of new projects. called for Mr. Ross. -No. I will. They'll be looking forward to seeing you. Can you go? He'll be wanting to return soon. are hoping to open a new ofce in -Will they be able to get tickets? Sydney soon. Australia for a few weeks. When do I have to leave? She'll be coming on the next train. he should be able to. Burton. she won't. I had heard about the project. In the meantime. -Will he be able to persuade them? will be going too. New Vocabulary Nouns Verbs Adverbs -Arrangements -Need -Currently -Manager -Mainly -Marketing 45 . I don't think they will. Whether I had heard about the news. It’s still in the planning stage. She doesn't have to come on Thursday. was so far advanced. I had heard You don't have to worry. mainly on your report.

he used to have his meals at a small restaurant just down the road from his home. Past situation that I used to live in Spain. Unit 27 A business trip ! Now. Now I no longer exists live in Korea. Example: It should be ready in about twenty minutes. Can you wait? Used to Uses Present/future Past Repeated action in I used to visit my grandparents the past every weekend. see Finding Out About Grammar Book. pages 151-156. Unit 9. 90% certainty She should do well on the test. 46 . Example: When he rst moved to Boston. but I didn’t. something important! Modal Auxiliaries Should Uses Present/future Past I should have studied last Advisability I should study tonight. Ref For better reference. night. She should have done well (expectation) (future only not present) on the test.