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Cosmo Books Unlimited

18, Woodman road,

Tow Bridges,

West Sussex.

Cosmo Books Ltd.,

Hertford Estate,

Rickmanswarth,

Middx.

25th February

Ref.GBS/SW/4CJ

Dear Sir,

Just over six months ago, I saw an advertisement in the Morning Mail for a set of the complete works of William Shakespeare.Your company, Cosmo Books Ltd., offered this set (eight books of plays and two books of poetry)at what was claimed to be a ‘remarkable’price:fifteen pounds and fifty pence, including postage and packing.I had wanted a set of Shakespeare’s plays and poems for some time, and these books in red imitation leather, looked particularly attractive;so I sent for them.

Two weeks later, the books arrived, together with a set of the complete works of Charles Dickens which I had not ordered.So I returned the Dickens books to you , with a cheque for fifteen pounds and fifty pence for the works of Shakespeare.Two more weeks passed.Then there arrived on my door step a second set of the works of Shakespeare, the same set of novels by Dickens and a six-book set of the plays of Moliere, in French.Since I do not read French, these were of no use to me at all.However, I could not afford to post all these books back to you , so I wrote to you at the end of August of last year, instructing you to come and collect all the books that I did not want, and asking you not to send any other books until further notice.

You did not reply to that letter.Instead you sent me a bill for forty-two pounds, and a set of the plays of Schiller, in German.Since then, a new set of books has arrived every two weeks:the works of Goethe, the poems of Milton, the plays of Strindberg;I hardly know what I have.The books are still all in their boxes, in the garage, and my car has to stand in the rain outside.

I have no room for any more books, and even if I read from now on until the Last Judgement, I should not finish reading all the books that you hove sent me.

Please send no more books, send no more bills, send no more angry letters demanding payment.Just send one large lorry and take all the books away, leaving me only with the one set of the complete works of Shakespeare for which I have paid.

Yours faithfully,

Simon Walker

1.The advertisement that Mr. Walker saw in the Morning Mail was for ______.

A.an unlimited number of Cosmo Books

B.a set of 10 books of the works of Shakespeare

C.a book containing all the plays and poems of Shakespeare

D.fifteen pounds and fifty pence

2.Mr. Walker answered the advertisement because ______.

A. he wanted a set of Shakespeare’s works, and this set was cheap, and looked attractive

B. he claimed that the books were being offered at a remarkable price

C. he had ordered the set and had been waiting for them to come for some time

D. the set he already had was not particularly attractive

3.Another two weeks passed, then there arrived ______.

A.three sets of books and a cheque for fifteen pounds and fifty pence

B.a third set of Shakespeare, a second of Dickens and a set of Moliere

C.three sets of books including one in French

D.the same set of Shakespeare, the novels of Moliere and a set of Dickens

4.Mr. Walker did mot want the novels of Dickens because ______.

A. he had not ordered them and had already sent one set back

B. he only wanted one set of Dickens, not two sets

C. he could not afford to buy his novels as well as his plays

D. he had not ordered them and could not read French

KEY: 1-4 BACA


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