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Czytelnia – A Prison Carpenter

Tekst został nagrany przez Karę Shallenberg - kayray.org.
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Several years ago, Andy was sentenced to prison. During his stay, he got along well with the guards and all his fellow inmates. The warden saw that deep down, Andy was a good person and made arrangements for Andy to learn a trade while doing his time.

carpenter – stolarz

sentence – skazać

prison – więzienie

get along well – utrzymywać dobre stosunki

guard – strażnik

fellow inmate – współwięzień

warden – naczelnik więzienia; strażnik

deep down – w głębi duszy

make arrangements – organizować, czynić przygotowania

trade – zawód, fach

do one's time – odsiadywać karę

After three years, Andy was recognized as one of the best carpenters in the local area. Often he would be given a weekend pass to do odd jobs for the citizens of the community, and he always reported back to prison before Sunday night was over.

recognize – uznać

pass – przepustka

odd jobs – dorywcze prace

citizen – mieszkaniec

community – społeczeństwo

report back – stawiać się z powrotem

The warden was thinking of remodeling his kitchen and in fact had done much of the work himself. But he lacked the skills to build a set of kitchen cupboards and a large counter top which he had promised his wife. So he called Andy into his office and asked him to complete the job for him. But, alas, Andy refused. He told the warden, "Gosh, I'd really like to help you but counter fitting is what got me into prison in the first place."

remodel – przerabiać

lack – brakować

set – zestaw, komplet

counter top – blat

alas – niestety

refuse – odmówić

gosh – ojej!

counter fitting – montaż blatu

counterfeiting – fałszowanie, podrabianie (wymowa identyczna jak counter fitting)

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