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Angol érettségi - nyelvhelyesség 2018.május/3.

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Sleeping cars (0) C introduced in 1838 in the US to provide "hotel" sleeping accommodation on overnight passenger trains. However, they were (1) commonly used until the late 1850s. George Pullman began manufacturing and operating sleeping cars in 1859.

Pullman believed that if he wanted his sleeping cars to (2) successful, he needed to provide a wide variety of services to travelers. He hired porters (3) provided polite and efficient service to passengers. The porters greeted the passengers, and helped them settle into their rooms. They (4) care of the passengers’ needs while they were on board. They were responsible (5) the air conditioning and heating systems, making the beds (6) evening, cleaning the rooms, shining shoes, mailing letters and telegrams, and bringing meals into rooms on request.

Soon, Pullman’s sleeping car became the public favourite, and sleeping cars were called Pullman cars. Pullman porters were referred to as "George" (the name of the company's founder) (7) travelers.

The company employed African-American ex-slaves (8) Pullman porters. Since Pullman offered better pay and security (9) most other jobs open to African Americans at the time, it was a respected job in black communities.


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