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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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