Sum up what the text said about VAT
4. Insert articles:
Excuse me, may I have... look at one of... chains displayed in... window?
Here is... calculator.
Just... length I wanted to have.
Here is your box and... receipt, please.
May I reclaim... VAT tax?
I'll consult... book.
5. Insert prepositions:
Where are you...?
Yes, you are eligible... the reclaim.
Please fill in this form. You'll give it... the customs.
Are you leaving... plane?
What should I do... this form?
Fill it in before you leave... the airport.
Have it stamped... the customs,... the airport.
In a month or so you'll receive a cheque... post.
Have it cashed... the bank stated.
6. Translate into English:
Могу я получить НДС обратно?
Что мне делать с этой формой?
предъявить форму на таможне
поставить штамп на этой форме
опустить форму (конверт) в почтовый ящик
получить деньги по чеку в банке
ü конверт — envelope
7. Make sentences:
|• I had||the form two forms a few forms||stamped at the customs|
|• I had the cheque cashed||yesterday last week a month ago|
|• What should 1 do about||this form this cheque this receipt|
8. Complete the dialogues and act out similar ones:
— Excuse me, may I... chain... window?
— Certainly ... number...?
— It's 9...
— Just... Yes, here ...
— And how long...?
— ... inches.
— And how centemetres?
— Let me ... calculator... I should multiply...
— Just wanted to have.
— And how much...?
— One hundred...
— Good. I'm... box. receipt...
— Excuse me, may I reclaim ... ?
— And ... from?
— From Russia.
— Just a minute.... the book. Yes, you are eligible to...
— May I have... passport to fill...?
— Here you are.
— Here is your passport and the form. Please fill... before you give it to .. How are you leaving? By...?
— Yes, by. . And what should... form?
— Fill in this form before... and have it stamped... Then post... In a month, ... at the bank...
— I see. Thank ..
—... more than...
9. Translate into Russian:
VAT is usually incorporated in the price.
A rather big sum was reclaimed this time.
A rather small sum was reclaimed, to my mind.
The appropriate receipts and forms were issued.
I believe the envelope with the form stampted was properly posted.
Ansver the following questions
• Had you heard anything about the VAT scheme in Great Britain before you read this text?
• On what goods can foreign visitors have VAT reclaimed when then leave Great Britain?
• What should they practically do to have VAT reclaimed?
• Do you find this procedure very complicated?
• Is a similar scheme practised in Russia, as rar as you know?
ü complicated — сложный
Unit thirty one
In England most shops open from 9 a. m. to 5.30 p. m. on Monday to Saturday, although some stay open much later especially in London and other large cities. In small towns and villages many shops close early on Wednesdays. Not many shops are open on Sundays.
Besides cash, a lot of shops accept plastic cards. Some may also accept Eurocheques.
One day one of the participants went to Foyle's, a famous bookshop in the centre of London.
Here is his talk with the shop assistant after he chose a few things he wanted to buy:
Participant: Can I have this book and this poster, please9 And these postcards and two first class stamps for America.
Shop assistant: The book, the poster and the cards come to ten pounds twenty. But we don't sell stamps.
Participant: And where can I buy a few?
Shop assistant: You have to get them from a post office
Participant: And where is the nearest one?
Shop assistant: Just round the corner.
Participant: Thank you.
Shop assistant: Welcome.
Here is another talk at a clothes department of a big department store, after the participant chose a certain dress she liked:
Participant: Excuse me, may I try it on anywhere here? Shop assistant: Yes, certainly. The fitting room is over there.
Participant: ... Thank you. It fits me well and I like it. Where shall I pay?
Shop assistant: The cashier's desk is just at the end of the aisle...
Cashier: Cash or credit?
Participant: Cash, please... Thank you.
Here is a talk at a shoe shop:
Participant: Excuse me, have you got size thirty seven in these shoes?
Shop keeper: This is a continental size. It must correspond to British size five. Just a minute I'll have a look if we have size five in these shoes.
Shop assistant: Can I help you?
Participant: Thank you. Being served.
Shop keeper: Here is your size... How does that feel?
Participant: A bit tight. Can I try the next size up?
Shop keeper: Here is five and a half.
Participant: Oh, this is much better. Thank you. I'm buying this pair.
Words and expressions
|to open||открывать (ся)|
|a. m.||до полудня|
|p. m.||после полудня|
|to stay||оставаться, находиться|
|to stay open||быть открытым|
|much later||намного позже|
|town||[taun]||город (небольшой), упот|
|ребляется с артиклем|
|ü В тексте относится к|
|любому городу и поэтому|
|используется без артикля|
|village||['vIl@³]||поселок, городок (в сель|
|to close||закрывать (ся)|
|книжный магазин в Лон|
|доне, называется по име|
|ни первого его владельца|
|to choose (chose, chosen)||выбирать|
|post office||почтовое отделение|
|round the corner||за углом|
|department store||универсальный магазин|
|to fit||годиться, быть в пору|
|at the end of||в конце|
|aisle||[aIl]||проход (между рядами,|
|стойками и т д )|
|Being served.||Мнои уже занимаются|
|to feel (felt, felt)||чувствовать|
|a bit tight||немного тесно|
|much better||намного лучше|
1. Translate into Russian:
|• to go shopping||• fitting room|
|to pay cash||cashier's desk|
|to accept plastic cards||shop keeper|
|department stores||shop assistant|
|bookshops||to buy — to sell|
|shoe shops||to try on|
2. Underline the answers true to the text:
|• Are most shops open on Sundays in England?||Yes, they are. No, they are not. Only in London most shops are open on Sundays.|
|• Are most shops open till late at night on working days?||Yes, they are. No, they are not. Only in London most shops are open till midnight.|
|• What money do shops accept from customers?||Only cash. Cash and Eurocheques only. Cash, plastic cards and Eurocheques.|
3. Complete as in the text:
In England most shops open... on Monday to Saturday, although some stay open much later... In small towns and villages... Not many... on Sundays. Besides cash a lot of shops... Some... Eurocheques.