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- Рассказы О. Генри (уровень легкий, for beginners)
- Рассказы О. Генри (уровень средний, for intermediate)
- Рассказы О. Генри (уровень продвинутый, for advanced)
Итак, выбирайте рассказ, соответствующий вашему уровню и читайте, читайте! Вас ждут лучшие рассказы О. Генри на английском языке:
- The Gift of the Magi (Дары волхвов)
- The Last Leaf (Последний лист)
- No Story (Без вымысла)
- After Twenty Years (Двадцать лет спустя)
- A Retrieved Reformation (Обращение Джимми Валентайна).
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Рассказы О. Генри на английском языке
I. Уровень «легкий» (beginner, pre-intermediate)
1.O. Henry «The Gift of the Magi» (in English, for beginner)
Della counted the money. It was one dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all that she could save on vegetables and meat during 5 months. Della counted it once more. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.
There was nothing to do but sit down and cry. So Della cried. When she finished crying, she dried her face and came up by the window. She saw a grey cat walking along a grey fence in a grey back yard. She sighed unhappily as the money was not enough to buy her husband Jim a gift.
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2. O.Henry «No Story» (in English, for pre-intermediate)
I worked in a newspaper.
One day Tripp came in and leaned on my table. Tripp was something in the hospital. He was about twenty-five and looked forty. His face was covered with short, curly red hair. He was pale and unhealthy and miserable and always was borrowing money from twenty-five cents to a dollar. One dollar was his limit. When he leaned on my table he held one hand with the other to keep from shaking. Whisky.
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3. O. Henry «After Twenty Years» (in English, for pre-intermediate)
The policeman walked along the street looking important. The time was nearly ten o’clock at night and it was cold. There was a wind with a little rain. The policeman looked up and down the street. Cigar shops or cafes that work all night were open; but most of the doors belonged to offices and they had been closed.
In the middle of one street the policeman suddenly began to walk slowly. In the doorway of one shop stood a man, with an unlighted cigar in his mouth. When the policeman came up to him, the man spoke quickly.
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II. Уровень «средний» (intermediate, upper-intermediate)
4. O.Henry «The Gift of the Magi» (in English, for intermediate)
One dollar and eighty-seven cents. That was all. And sixty cents of it in the smallest pieces of money — pennies. Pennies saved one and two at a time by negotiating with the men at the market who sold vegetables and meat. Negotiating until one’s face burned with the silent knowledge of being poor. Three times Della counted it. One dollar and eighty-seven cents. And the next day would be Christmas.
There was clearly nothing to do but sit down and cry. So Della cried. Which led to the thought that life is made up of little cries and smiles, with more little cries than smiles.
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5. O. Henry «The Last Leaf» (in English, for intermediate)
Many artists lived in the Greenwich Village area of New York. Two young women named Sue and Johnsy shared a studio apartment at the top of a three-story building. Johnsy’s real name was Joanna.
In November, a cold, unseen stranger came to visit the city. This disease, pneumonia, killed many people. Johnsy lay on her bed, hardly moving. She looked through the small window. She could see the side of the brick house next to her building.
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6. O.Henry «No Story» (in English, for intermediate)
I worked in a newspaper. One day Tripp came in and leaned on my table. Tripp was something. He was about twenty-five and looked forty. His face was covered with short, curly red hair. He was pale and unhealthy and miserable and always was borrowing money from twenty-five cents to a dollar. One dollar was his limit. When he leaned on my table he held one hand with the other to keep from shaking. Whisky.
O.Henry «No Story» (for intermediate, read online)
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Рассказы О. Генри на английском языке. Уровень «сложный» (advanced)
7. O. Henry «A Retrieved Reformation»
A GUARD CAME to the prison shoe-shop, where Jimmy Valentine was stitching uppers (тачал заготовки), and escorted him to the front office. There the warden handed Jimmy his pardon, which had been signed that morning by the governor. Jimmy took it in a tired kind of way. He had served nearly ten months of a four year sentence. He had expected to stay only about three months, at the longest. When a man had as many friends on the outside as Jimmy Valentine did it is hardly worthwhile to cut his hair.