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Czytelnia – Speeding

Tekst został nagrany przez Karę Shallenberg - kayray.org.
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A senior citizen in Florida bought a brand new Mercedes convertible. He took off down the road, flooring it to 80 mph and enjoying the wind blowing through what little hair he had left on his head.

speeding – jazda z nadmierną prędkością

convertible – kabriolet

take off – wystartować, ruszyć

floor – przycisnąć (pedał gazu)

mph = miles per hour – mil na godzinę; 80 mph = ok. 130 km/h

"This is great," he thought as he roared on down I-75. He pushed the pedal to the metal even more. Then he looked in his rear view mirror and saw a highway patrol trooper behind him, blue lights flashing and siren blaring.

roar – jechać z hałasem

rear view mirror – lusterko wsteczne

trooper – policjant

flash – błyskać

blare – ryczeć, wyć, trąbić

"I can get away from him with no problem," thought the man and he tromped on it some more, and flew down the road at over 100 mph, then 110, 120 mph. Then he thought, "What am I doing? I'm too old for this kind of thing." He pulled over to the side of the road and waited for the trooper to catch up with him. The trooper pulled in behind the Mercedes, and walked up to the man.

get away from – uciec od/z

tromp – nadepnąć

pull over – zjechać na pobocze i zatrzymać się

catch up with – zrównać się z, dogonić

pull in – zatrzymać się

walk up – podejść

"Sir," he said, looking at his watch. "My shift ends in 30 minutes and today is Friday. If you can give me any reason why you were speeding, that I've never heard before, I'll let you go."

shift – zmiana (robocza)

The man looked at the trooper and said, "Years ago my wife ran off with a Florida State trooper, and I thought you were bringing her back."

run off – uciec

The trooper replied, "Sir, have a nice day."

 

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