How I Met Myself

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How I met myself .......................................................
Level 3

Cambridge English Readers

Series editor: Philip Prowse

How I Met Myself
David A. Hill

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I was very pleased. It was a better job in the company, and I thought it would be really interesting to work in another country, one I'd never visited. Like many British people, I thought I knew three things about Hungary: the Danube cuts the capital into two halves, Buda and Pest; the Hungarian football team had once beaten England 6 - 3 in London, and people eat hot goulash all the time. There was a lot to learn! And I learnt quickly. The company sent me to Hungarian language classes at a special school. Hungarian is very different from English. I had one-to-one lessons with a pretty teacher called Andrea. She was a lovely young woman, with dark brown hair, blue eyes and a beautiful smile, and she seemed to understand me very well. Our lessons 2

soon became lessons outside class hours, and slowly we fell in love. Eighteen months later we got married. Each day of the week I walk to work and back from our flat in the Thirteenth District. I work in a new office on Vaci urca, and it takes me about thirty minutes to get there. My usual working day is half past eight in the morning to six in the evening. I generally enjoy my work. The offices are light and modern, and I like the people I work with. Andrea works at different times during the day, teaching Hungarian to foreigners in a number of schools and companies. She also teaches some students at home. We live on the Pest side of the city, not far from the Danube. The old

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