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smoke: aunt em

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intro … Paul was almost run over by a truck when he stepped into a busy street one day. He would have been killed if it hadn’t been for a young black boy who pulled him back, saving his life. The boy introduced himself as Rashid and wouldn’t accept any payback. A couple days later, however, Rashid showed up at Paul’s apartment to take him up on his offer to put Rashid up if he ever needed a place to stay (“I saw something I wasn’t supposed to see and for the time being I’d better keep out of sight“) and stayed for two or three nights until Paul grew tired of the teenager’s clumsiness and noise-making and asked him to leave. Two days later, an older woman storms into Paul’s apartment.

run sb over … přejet (autem)
if it wasn’t for … kdyby nebylo (něčeho)
show up … objevit se
for the time being … prozatím, teď nějakou dobu
keep out of sight … moc se neukazovat
I grew tired of it … přestalo mě to bavit
clumsy … neohrabaný
storm in … vtrhnout dovnitř

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smoke: aunt em /1/ barging in

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AUNT EM: Is your name Paul Benjamin?

PAUL: What can I ………. for you?

AUNT EM: I just want to know what you think you’re doing, mister, that’s all.

PAUL: How the ………. did you get into the building anyway?

AUNT EM: What do you mean, how’d I get in? ………. I had to do was push the door and walk in. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to ………. that out.

PAUL: The damn lock’s broken again. And so you just barge in on ………., is ………. what you do?

AUNT EM: Actually, I’m looking for my nephew, Thomas.

PAUL: Thomas? Who’s Thomas? I can’t ………. of any Thomas that I know.

AUNT EM: Don’t give me any of that. I know he’s ………. here. You can’t ………. me, mister.

PAUL: I’m telling you, I don’t know anyone named Thomas. No one that you would know anyway.

AUNT EM: Thomas Cole. Thomas Jefferson Cole. My nephew.

PAUL: You mean Rashid?

AUNT EM: Rashid? Is that what he told you his name ……….?

PAUL: Well, ………. his name is, he’s not here ……….. He left two days ago, and I haven’t heard ………. him since.

AUNT EM: And what was he doing here ……….? That’s what I want to know.

ALL … ANYMORE … ANYWAY … BEEN … DO
FIGURE … FOOL … FROM … HELL … STRANGERS
THAT … THINK … WAS … WHATEVER

… anyway? … (co) vůbec …?
rocket scientist … zde: génius (nemusím být génius na to abych…)
figure st out … přijít na něco, vykoumat
barge in on sb … vpadnout nečekaně dovnitř a překvapit někoho
nephew … synovec
don’t give me that … takové blbosti mi netvrďte
no one you know anyway … aspoň tedy nikdo koho byste znala
I haven’t heard from him since … od té doby se mi neozval

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smoke: aunt em /2/ a whole new life

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AUNT EM: Why is a man like you messing around with a black boy like Thomas? Are you some kind of pervert or what?

PAUL: Look, lady, I’ve ………. just about enough of this. If you don’t calm down, I’m going to throw you out.

AUNT EM: I just want to know where he is. I haven’t seen him or talked to him ………. last week.

PAUL: As ………. as I know, he went back to his parents.

AUNT EM: Is that ………. he told you? His parents?

PAUL: That’s what he said. He told me he lived with his mother and father on East Seventy-fourth Street. Yes, he ………. have lied but ………. was no way for me to know.

AUNT EM: I always knew that boy had an imagination, but now he’s ………. up a whole new life for himself. Do you mind if I sit down? I guess I should explain who I am and how I know Thomas. He’s ………. living with me and his uncle Henry since he was a baby. In case you’re ………., we don’t live in Manhattan. We live in the projects. His mother’s dead, and he hasn’t seen his father in twelve years.

PAUL: I can’t believe I ………. for all those lies. I ………. have let him go.

AUNT EM: Which brings me back to my original question. What was he doing here in the first place?

PAUL: I was about to ………. run over by a car, and your nephew pulled me back. He saved my life. I sensed he was in trouble, so I offered to ………. him up for a few days. Maybe I should have pressed him a little more, I don’t know. I feel pretty stupid ………. it now.

AUNT EM: He’s in trouble, all right. But I don’t have any idea what it is.

ABOUT … BEEN … FAR … FELL … GET
HAD … MADE … MAY … PUT … SHOULDN’T
SINCE … THERE … WHAT … WONDERING

mess around … blbnout, provádět nepřístojnosti
pervert … zvrhlík
make st up … vymyslet si
the projects … státem podporovaná bytová výstavba pro chudé
fall for … zde: naletět na
what … in the first place? … co vůbec (v první řadě) ….?
put sb up … ubytovat
he’s in trouble, all right … je v nějakém průšvihu, to teda jo
if you’re a teacher of english and you’d like to use this fill-out in your classes, well, you will have to do most of the work yourself again. here are the keywords

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