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Czytelnia – A Bad Dream

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A man goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having a nightmare - the man wakes him and asks his son if he is OK. The son replies he is scared because he dreamt that Auntie Susie had died. The father assures the son that Auntie Susie is fine and sends him to bed.

nightmare – koszmarny sen

wake – obudzić

scared – przerażony, przestraszony

assure – zapewniać

The next day, Auntie Susie dies.

 

One week later, the man again goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having another nightmare - the man again wakes his son. The son this time says that he had dreamt that granddaddy had died. The father assures the son that granddaddy is fine and sends him to bed.

 

The next day, granddaddy dies.

 

One week later, the man again goes into his son's room to wish him goodnight. His son is having another nightmare - the man again wakes his son. The son this time says that he had dreamt that daddy had died. The father assures the son that he is OK and sends the boy to bed.

 

The man goes to bed but cannot sleep because he is so terrified. The next day, the man is scared for his life because he is sure he is going to die. After dressing he drives very cautiously to work fearful of a collision. He doesn't eat lunch because he is scared of food poisoning. He avoids everyone for he is sure he will somehow be killed. He jumps at every noise, starts at every movement and hides under his desk.

terrified – przerażony

scared for his life – śmiertelnie wystraszony

cautiously – ostrożnie

be fearful of – bać się czegoś

collision – wypadek

food poisoning – zatrucie pokarmowe

avoid – unikać

start – wzdrygać się, zrywać się

hide – chować się

Upon walking in his front door, he finds his wife. "Good God Dear," he proclaims, "I've just had the worst day of my entire life!"

upon – po

proclaim – ogłosić

entire – cały

She responds, "You think your day was bad, the milkman dropped dead on the doorstep this morning."

respond – odpowiedzieć

drop dead – paść martwym

milkman – mleczarz

doorstep – próg, stopień

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