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  1. 1. Giao trinh DVD3, xem thu truoc 20/36 trang DVD 3 FLOW ENGLISHĐat mua sach tai : http://xmen1903.com (Dt : 0937 31 88 55)
  2. 2. Đat mua sach tai : http://xmen1903.com (Dt : 0937 31 88 55) DVD 3. FLOW ENGLISH TABLE OF CONTENTS Page How To Use The Lessons 01 LEVEL 1 1.01. Baseball pig 05 1.02. Evil english teacher 06 1.03. Fat man 08 1.04. Female seeks male 09 1.05. Goats being hired 10 1.06. Green peanut butter 11 1.07. Mama’s boys 12 1.08. Man injured 14 1.09. Sick in india 15 1.10. Starving bug 17 1.11. Super cow 19 LEVEL 2 2.01. Eat your vegetables 20 2.02. Green tea 21 2.03. Lemon dog part 1 23 2.04. Lemon dog part 2 24 2.05. Mosquitos 26 2.06. Movie star 27 2.07. Roach vacation 29 2.08. Sweet dreams 31 BONUS Cafe Puccini 32 Hitch intro 34
  3. 3. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) Flow English How To Use The LessonsWelcome To Flow English Lessons. Flow English Lessons are part of the Effortless English System.You now have a link to the download page. Save the email and link. Do not lose it. It is the onlyway you can download each lesson set.Each lesson Set has at least 3 different parts. All parts in a Set have the same name. These les-sons go together. Every day, you will listen to all the lessons in ONE lesson SET (all the lessonswith the same name). You will listen to the lessons in only one set. You will listen to only one setfor a week or more.This is very important. You will only improve quickly if you follow this method-- one lesson seteveryday-- the same lesson set every day for a week (or more).Some sets have more than 4 parts.What kind of parts are in each set, and how should you use them?*A Text Article (Adobe .pdf file)Read the article and review the wordlist if there is one. Do not “study” it. Don’t try to memorize it.Just read it a couple of times each day and review new words (in a relaxed way). Use a dictionaryto translate difficult words, if necessary.*Mini-Story Lessons(MP3)This is the most powerful lesson. First time, just listen. Then, listen and pause after each question.Answer each question loudly in English, then play again. Continue to pause and answer after eachquestion. Don’t worry if you don’t understand everything. Don’t worry about mistakes.In the Mini-Story, we will do only three things:1. We will make a statement. After a statement, just say, “Ahhhh” or “Ohhhh”.2. We will ask a question that you know the answer to. Just answer the question. You don’t needto answer with a sentence. You can answer with only one or two words.3. We will ask a question that you don’t know the answer to. Guess. Yell a guess immediately.Again, you can guess with just one (or a few) words. Complete sentences are not necessary.When you answer a question, don’t worry about exact answers. Saying a correct and exact answeris not important. The most important thing is speed. Try to answer very quickly. Speed is yourgoal. You want short fast answers, not long answers (one word is OK)! In the beginning, this Page 1
  4. 4. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55)may be difficult. That’s OK. Use your pause button.Eventually try to answer instantly, without using your pause button (this may take two weeks or evenmore).Listen to this lesson many times every day for at least a week. The Mini-Story is the MOST IMPOR-TANT LESSON in the Effortless English system. LIsten to these lessons the most.*Audio Story (MP3)Just listen. Relax and enjoy it. Listen to it several times each day for at least a week. Your goal is tounderstand 100% instantly and automatically.You also have:*CommentariesThese are extra talks about the topic. They might seem very difficult.If they seem too difficult, skip them. The Commentary lessons are the LEAST IMPORTANT lessonsin the Effortless English system. You can skip them if they feel too difficult.However, if you understand 75% or more... listen. You probably won’t understand everything-- itsnormal. Just relax and listen. Focus on the general ideas and information, not the language. Try tounderstand the main ideas. Listen to this lesson a couple of times each day for at least a week.Suggested Lesson Order (Every Day Using The Same Set):1. First, read the Text article. Read and review it, do not “study” it. Don’t try to memorize it.2. Listen to the Mini-Story Lesson several times3. Listen to the Audio Story several times5. Listen to the Commentary (if there is one, and if you can understand it).Learning ScheduleEffortless English is a deep learning system. You will learn each lesson very well. You will relax,go slowly and learn to speak English easily and automatically.The best study schedule is as follows:*Study one lesson set for a week or more. That’s right, only one set for at least a week. If you getbored, make a game with the Mini-Story lessons-- try to answer each question faster and faster.*Everyday, listen to all of the parts of the lesson set. Try to listen to each part (in theset) at least two times every day. Listen to each lesson in the set every day-- for at least a week.You should, therefore, repeat every lesson at least 20 times. 30 or more times for each lesson isbest. Remember, the Mini-Stories are most important.*Listen at least one hour every day. Two hours every day is best. Its OK to divide your timeduring the day. For example, you might listen 30 minutes in the morning, 30 minutes going to work,30 minutes during lunch, 30 minutes going home, and 30 minutes before going to sleep. In fact, this Page 2
  5. 5. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55)is an excellent way to learn.*Relax :) Do not think about grammar rules. Just listen to the lessons and enjoy them. There is nopressure. You only need to listen and answer the questions (use the pause button).. If you have trou-ble, its OK. Just relax, go back to the beginning, and listen more. Listening is the most importantactivity.*Start with the level “1.” lessons. These are the slowest, shortest, and easiest lessons. Then moveto the lesson sets that begin with “2.”. These have a little more difficult words or grammar.Even if the lessons seem easy, listen to only one set for a full week. You might know the words verywell, but you need them to go deep into your brain. You need a lot of repetition and a lot ofanswering questions. If the lessons seem easy, try to answer the questions very quickly-- make it agame.If even the “1.” level lessons seem difficult-- just relax. You can listen to one lesson set for 4 weeks,or 10 weeks if necessary. Don’t worry about doing a lot of lesson sets. This is not important.Relax and focus on understanding. Choose one lesson set at level “1.”. Listen to all the lessons init everyday until you understand them 100% of the Audio Story. Go slow. You will improve a lot,even if you listen to only one lesson set for 10 weeks! The Effortless English ForumAs a user of The Effortless English System, you can join our Forum. The Forum is a place to meetother members. This is a new bonus for users of The Effortless English System.Go to the Forum at: http://forum.effortlessenglish.org/Use the Forum to meet other English speakers from all over the world. Schedule Skype discussionswith other members. Share opinions, suggestions, and information.When you try to add a comment, you will be asked to login.Click “Not Registered? Sign Up Now!” and create an account.Later, you will login with the username and password you created. The Effortless English WikiAs a user of the Effortless English System, you can also join our Wiki for free. What’s a wiki? A wikiis a group website. Each member can add pages and edit them.You can, for example, create your own page to introduce yourself to other Effortless English mem-bers. You can also add a link to your personal blog or webpage.And the wiki has a chat room where you can talk to other members who are online when you are.To get started with your own page, go to:http://effortlessenglish.pbwiki.com/The password is: wuwei Page 3
  6. 6. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) Our Podcasts & BlogsDo you want to learn more about The Effortless English System? Do you have a comment or sug-gestion for us?Chris Podcasthttp://www.FlowEnglish.libsyn.comAJ’s Podcasthttp://www.EffortlessEnglish.libsyn.comYou will learn more about the Lessons. You’ll learn more about us. You’ll hear about new LessonAlbums that are coming. And you’ll learn more about learning English fast and easily.You can also leave a comment for us!Chris MosesPresidentFlow Englishwww.FlowEnglish.comAJ HogeDirectorEffortless English, Inc.www.EffortlessEnglishClub.com Page 4
  7. 7. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) LEVEL 1 1.01. Baseball PigThere is a little pig. The pig wants to be a baseball player. Everyday, he practices baseball. Hepractices hitting a baseball. He wants to be a big hitter.After 10 years of practice, the pig decides to try out for the New York Yankees-- the mostfamous baseball team in America. He takes a direct flight to New York, then rents a car anddrives to Yankee Stadium.He tries out for the Yankees, but the Yankees reject him. The Yankees manager says, "Imsorry. You are an amazing baseball player, but we cant let a pig join our team."The pig is very unhappy. He goes home and cries everyday. Finally, his friend says to him,"Come on, get a grip! Stop crying and try again with another team."The pig listens to his friend. He stops crying. He practices baseball everyday.One day, he is reading the newspaper and he finds out that the San Francisco Giants need newbaseball players. The pig immediately flies to San Francisco.He tries out for the Giants. The Giants are very impressed with the pig. The manager says,"Wow, you are the best hitter I have ever seen". The Giants hire the pig and pay him 2 dollars.In his first game, the pig hits 5 home runs! Everyone in San Francisco loves the pig! TheGiants give him a big raise. They pay him 540 million dollars!The pig is rich, famous, and happy.Vocab/Phrasesbig hitter: someone who can hit a baseball very far (ie. a strong hitter)to try out (for): to try to get a job (usually used in sports or other performance jobs)direct flight: a flight with no stops, (an airplane trip with no stops)to reject: to say "no" to, to refuse"come on": (idiom) "hurry", "do [something] now"-- (always used as a command)get a grip: control your emotions, calm down (be calm), control yourselfto find out: to learn, to discover (new information)impressed with: think (someone/something) is greathitter: a person who hitsto hire: to give a job (to someone)home run: the biggest hit in baseball, (idiom) a very big successa raise: a pay increase, an increase in money (for a job) Page 5
  8. 8. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) 1.03. Fat ManThere is a fat man. The man is very fat. He weighs 500 pounds (227 kg). When he walks, healways gets tired.The very fat man wants to lose weight. In fact, his doctor tells him, "You must lose weight oryou will die!"The fat man is scared. He doesnt want to die. So he starts a diet. For one month, he eats onlygrass. Of course, the grass tastes terrible. But the man really wants to lose weight.Unfortunately, after one month, he is still very fat. He doesnt lose any weight! Not one pound!The fat man is frustrated. He decides to exercise. Everyday he walks 12 miles (20 km).Everyday he is very tired. In fact, he is exhausted.But after one month, the man is still very fat! Oh no! He is extremely frustrated!He decides to give up. He goes to a restaurant. He wants to eat everything, because he is sofrustrated.At the restaurant, he meets a beautiful women. She likes him. He likes her. They begin to date.Every day, the woman cooks healthy food for the fat man. His new girlfriend makes adifference in his life.The fat man loses weight. After 6 months, he weighs only 170 pounds (77 kg)! He is thin andhe has a wonderful girlfriend.The man is thrilled. The man and his girlfriend are both thrilled.Vocabgets: becomesin fact: actually; the truth isreally: very muchfrustrated: upset or angry because of failureexhausted: very, very tiredextremely: very, veryto give up: to quitto date: to be boyfriend & girlfriendmakes a difference: causes a change in a situationthrilled: very excited and happy Page 8
  9. 9. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) 1.05. Goats Being HiredGoats are being hired to do the work of men in a neighborhood outside of San Diego. The firesthat occurred in the neighborhood four years ago burned thirty homes. Most of the homes havebeen rebuilt. While contractors were rebuilding the homes, nature was regrowing the grasses,bushes, and shrubs. The area is once again overgrown with brush that poses a major fire hazard.The city council asked for bids to remove the brush. The lowest bid they received was $50,000.And that was if the city provided breakfast and lunch for the work crews for six weeks. The citycountered and offered unlimited coffee and a doughnut a day for each crew member. When thatoffer was rejected, the city asked for help on its website.A sheep herder in Montana and a goat herder in San Bernardino read about the city’s plight.They read about it while surfing the web on their laptops. They both offered to do the job for$25,000. The council chose the goat herder because he lived closer.If all goes well, they will invite the goat herder and his goats back every three years. The goatherder said he will probably visit San Diego while his goats are working. “I want to take one ofthose hang-glider rides. I just hope we don’t crash. My goats would end up missing me a lot,”he said.Vocabularyoccurred: happenedcontractors: builders, companies that buildregrowing: grow againonce again: againbrush: small plants, weedsposes: is, presentscountered: counter offer, negotiationsheep herder: sheep owner, farmergoat herder: goat owner, farmerplight: problemsurfing the web: using the internethang-glider: un-powered planeend-up: do something unplanned or unexpected Page 10
  10. 10. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) 1.07. Mamas BoysSara recently retired from her job of 23 years. Because she retired, Sara has less money thanshe used to. She has enough money for herself, but she has a problem.She has 2 sons. One is 23 and the other is 26. Both sons work. However, they both live athome with their mom. They eat her food and expect her to cook for them. They also expectSara to clean their rooms. The boys never do any chores at all. Also, they dont pay for food oranything else. In short, they are mamas boys.Sare is sick of the situation. She thinks, "Theyre adults. They should be living on their own,not still living with their mother. Im going to kick them out."During dinner that night, Sara tells the boys, "Its time for you two to take responsibility. Youcant live with me anymore. Im not going to cook for you. Im not going to clean for you. Youneed to grow up and get your own apartments!"The boys are very upset. They complain. They rant and rave-- "Youre a terrible mom. Howcan you do this. Were your children. Its not fair." The boys continue to rant and rave for 57hours without stopping. But Sara wont budge.She tells them, "You have 1 month to find your own apartment. No more whining-- just do it."Then Sara leaves the room.The next day, the boys come to the kitchen for breakfast-- but theres no food. Sara refuses tocook for them. She says, "You have jobs-- get your own food and make it yourself. " The boyscant believe it!This happens everyday. The boys gradually lose weight because they wont cook forthemselves. Finally, on the 28th day, they look for an apartment. They find a 2 bedroom for$750 a month. They sign a one year lease.They rush home to tell their mother. Theyre very excited because this will be their firstapartment. They tell their mom, "We did it. We found an apartment. Well move intomorrow."Sara says, "Im very proud of you. Youre finally becoming independent."The next day, the boys move in. They have a big party with their friends. In fact, every nightthey have parties at their apartment. Theyre very happy because now they have their ownplace-- and they can have parties all the time!Sara is happy too, because her boys are finally growing up. Page 12
  11. 11. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) 1.09. Sick in IndiaIm in India, travelling by myself. Its a great place and I love it. I arrive in a town calledJodhpur. Though I like the country, I have a big problem.I ate some bad food . Now my stomach is bad. Everyday, my stomach gets worse. In thebeginning, I only had nausea. I lost my appetite. But now Ive got diarrhoea and vomitingtoo. I feel terrible.However, I want to see Jodhpur, so I leave my hotel and walk into the city. The city is filledwith old stone buildings. Some of the buildings are painted blue. I make my way to a huge hillin the middle of the city. On top of the hill is a big fort. I hail a cab to take me to the top of thehill.When I arrive, I walk around the fort. The views from the top are amazing. I can see the wholecity. Im walking when suddenly I get a sharp pain in my stomach."Ohhh", I cry. I sit down. My skin is pale. I feel weak.A British tourist comes over and asks me, "Are you OK?""No", I say. "I think I need to see a doctor".The British woman says, "Ill help you... Ill take you to a doctor".We walk out of the fort and find a taxi. We tell the taxi driver, "Take us to the nearest hospital".The taxi driver looks at me and says, "You dont look good. You look very white- sorta like aghost. You definitely need a doctor."He drives fast-- down the hill, through the streets, to a small hospital.We go into the hospital. The British girl says, "He needs to see a doctor, hes very sick".The nurse gives me some papers and says, "Fill out these forms. Be sure to fill in all theinformation correctly". There are 78 pages to fill out. Each page has 67 blanks to fill in."Oh my god", I say, "Im too sick to do this. I want to see the doctor now".The nurse says, "You must fill out all the forms first!"Im too sick to do it. So instead, I fall on the floor and act as if Im having a seizure! I kick mylegs, wave my arms, and yell really loud.The nurse says, "Oh my god." She runs and gets the doctor. They take me in a room and thedoctor examines me.He says, "Youll be OK, but you cant eat any more Indian curries. You can only eat bananas andwhite rice".He gives me a big banana. I eat it and Im very happy. My stomach feels much better. Page 15
  12. 12. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) 1.10. Starving BugTheres a bug. Hes a very, very big bug. Hes hungry. In fact, Hes starving! So, the giant buggoes to a bug restaurant. This restaurants only for bugs. No one else can go. The bug goesinto the restaurant.The hostess says, "Hi. How many?"The giant bug says, "Just one."The hostess says, "Follow me"The giant bug follows the hostess. The hostess takes him to a table in the corner. He sits down."The waitressll be with you shortly", says the hostess.The giant bug looks at the menu. Hes very hungry. He decides to order soup, a salad, ahamburger, a steak, french fries, green beans, and a milkshake. He puts down the menu andwaits for the waitress.He waits 5 minutes. The waitress doesnt come. He waits 10 minutes, then 20, then 30minutes... but the waitress still doesnt come.Now hes really starving. He waves his hands to get the waitress attention. Finally, after 39minutes, she comes to his table.She says, "Can I take your order?"The bug says, "Yes! Id like a large vegetable soup, a salad, 3 hamburgers, 2 steaks, french fries,and green beans."The waitress says, "Would you like anything to drink?"The bug says, "Ah, yes. Ill have a large milkshake, two Cokes, and a coffee"The waitress says, "Anything else?""No, thats it", says the bug.The waitress leaves and takes the bugs order to the kitchen. The bug waits. He waits 15minutes... but no food. He waits 19 minutes, but no food. He waits 28 minutes, but no food.The bug is starving. He wants to eat! He sees the waitress and calls her over to his table."Excuse me, can you check on my food please? Im starving!", he says."Sure", the waitress says.The waitress returns with a large bowl of vegetable soup."The rest of your food is coming soon", she says.The bugs very happy. He immediately starts eating the soup.But theres a problem. Theres a small person in his soup! He cant believe it.He yells, "Ahhhh, theres a person in my soup". He throws the bowl on the floor and runs outta Page 17
  13. 13. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) LEVEL 2 2.01. Eat Your Vegetables ?The U.S. federal government, displaying even less sense than usual, is yielding to the French fryindustry. Frozen French fries—cut, fried in oil, and then packaged—are being approved as “freshvegetables” by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA).The French fry industry has been asking the USDA for years to get this approval. They say thattheir product is similar to cucumbers that have wax on them. They argue that they use 100percent vegetable oil, which is much healthier for consumers than plain wax.Most consumers, of course, beg to differ. “You must be joking,” says Annie, 50. “How canyou think a product that’s deep-fried in oil is a fresh vegetable? Even if I cooked broccoli, I couldno longer call it fresh broccoli—it’s cooked! I wish I were a big company, so my congressmanwould help me. Unfortunately, I’m only a citizen.”The USDA defends its decision, saying that potatoes undeniably are vegetables. “AlthoughFrench fries are fried in oil, they are still potatoes. If you let them sit on your counter for acouple of weeks,” a USDA employee said, “the fries will rot just like all other fresh vegetables.”Consumers say the USDA has totally lost touch with the public. “Theyd probably say thateggshells are healthy if a company asked them to,” says one consumer.Vocab Phrase: Meaningyielding to: agreeingwax: polishconsumers: buyers, the publicbeg to differ: disagreeno longer: not, no moreundeniably: without a doubt, no doubtslost touch: don’t understand Page 20
  14. 14. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) 2.03. Lemon Dogs Lucky Day Part 1There is a dog. This dog loves to eat anything with lemons. As a matter of fact heonly eats food that is made from lemons. His mother is a bulldog and she raised himvegetarian. His father is a sheepdog. He is supposed to protect the sheep butinstead he eats them. He is nutty as a fruitcake!It turns out that when Lemon Dog was a puppy he only ate food made from pumpkin.His favorite was vegan cream of pumpkin popsicles. As far as making the popsiclesvegan, his mother made them with soy milk.Lemon Dog wants to throw a party. He decides to stick with making everything fromlemons. He really wants to make lemon soup, lemon sandwiches, lemon salad,lemon cake, and lemon pie. He needs to buy 36,000 lemons to feed his friends. Heknows that they will love his party as long as all the food is made from lemons!He finds his keys and gets into his car… to be continued in Part 2!!!Vocabularyas a matter of fact: actually, in factraised him: parented, brought him up, taughtvegetarian: lacto-ovo vegetarian: eats plants, eggs, and milk. No meat, fish or flesh.supposed to: should, ought tonutty as a fruitcake: crazy, insane, “nuts”turns out: to be found or known, to prove to be truevegan: eats plants. No animal products such as meat, fish, flesh, eggs, milk or honey.cream of: food or soup made with creampopsicles: frozen juice, type of desert or treatas far as: with regard to, to the extent or degree of somethingsoy milk: a type of milk made from soy beansthrow a party: have a party, give a partystick with: to continue doing something, to not quit somethingas long as: provided that, on condition that Page 23
  15. 15. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) 2.04. Lemon Dogs Lucky Day Part 2(Continued from part 1)Lemon Dog finds his keys and gets into his car….On his way to the store he has to get through a long line of traffic. Luckily, his car issouped up and he gets through fast!When he gets to the grocery store he goes to the fruit and vegetable aisle. He looks atthe shelf of beautiful, sexy, delicious lemons. He can tell they are loaded with lots ofjuice. He fills his shopping cart with 36,001 plump, juicy lemons.He pushes his cart up to the cashier in the check-out line. She is used to him buyinglots of lemons but not thousands of them! She rings up his bill on the cash registerand it totals $53,000,000. $53,000,000!!! “Oh No,” says Lemon Dog, “I don’t haveenough cash!” Lemon Dog is very upset; he doesn’t know how to deal with it.But, it is his lucky day. The cashier has a crush on him. She thinks he is beautiful,sexy, and delicious. She says “I like you Lemon Dog. If you invite me to your party, I’llmake up the difference.” “Great,” says Lemon Dog, “you’re invited!” He pays$40,000,000 and she pays $13,000,000. Lemon Dog leaves with his lemons andgives the cashier his telephone number.“Call me!” he says as he smiles and leaves the store….Vocabularyon his way: while traveling, during travelget through/gets through: to complete something, to finish somethingsouped up: change something to make it faster or more powerfulaisle: rowdelicious: tasty, yummy, appealingloaded with: full of, having a lotplump: fat, fullup to: near, next tocashier: teller, clerkcheck-out line: a line of people waiting to payused to: accustomed to Page 24
  16. 16. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) 2.05. MosquitosWill Smith has a problem. His house is full of mosquitos. Every night they bite him. He cantsleep because the mosquitos constantly bite him.Will needs to get rid of the mosquitos. He calls his friend David Beckham. He says, "Dave, Ineed help. I need to come up with a way to kill mosquitos-- do you have any ideas?"David says, "Well, you could spray them or you could burn them. Id go with spraying, if Iwere you."Will Smith goes to a Hardware store and buys a powerful mosquito spray. He returns home andsprays the chemical everywhere.Unfortunately, he breaths the chemical. He coughs and coughs and coughs. Even worse, themosquitos dont die.He calls his friend Chris Moses. Chris says, "In order to kill mosquitos, you must eat garlic.When the mosquitos bite you, they will be killed by the garlic".Will buys a huge bag of garlic at the Grocery store. He eats 49 pounds of garlic.Then he goes to sleep. During the night, thousands of mosquitos bite him. But they all diebecause of the garlic.When Will wakes up, there are thousands of dead mosquitos on the bed.He yells, "Chris Moses is a genius!"Vocabconstantly: very frequently, very often, almost alwaysget rid of: destroy something, eliminate, make something disappearto come up with: to find/produce an idea, answer, or solutionId: I wouldgo with: choose one thing (rather than another)if I were you: if I was in your situation, if I had your same problemin order to: for the purpose ofhuge: very big, giant, gigantica genius: a very, very smart person, super intelligent person Page 26
  17. 17. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) 2.06. Movie StarOne day you are walking on the street. You bump into Brad Pitt. He looks at you and says,"Wow, you are amazing. Come with me to Los Angeles. I will make you a movie star."You go to LA and become a famous movie star. You are rich. Everybody loves you. But youhave a problem. You are lonely in LA. You miss your friends. So you decide to fly home andvisit your friends and family.You get a first class ticket, because you are rich. However, when you get to the airport, yourflight is delayed. The ticket agent says, "Im sorry, your flight is delayed 7 and a half hours."You wait. After 7 and a half hours, an agent says, "Im sorry, but the flight has been cancelled".You are angry. You yell at the agent, "Ive been waiting 7 and a half hours. Im tired and Impissed off. I want another flight."The agent recognizes you, because you are a famous movie star. She says, "Im so sorry... wellget you on another flight." She looks on her computer and finds another flight in 4 hours.She says, "I have booked you on the next flight in 4 hours. Here is your new boarding pass."You take the ticket and wait in a bar. You drink 62 beers and get very drunk. 4 hours later, yougo to the gate to catch your flight. But youre drunk, so you walk very slowly.Because you walk so slowly, youre late and miss your flight! When you get to the gate, theplane is already leaving.You yell, "Dammit, I missed my flight". Youre drunk and angry. The agent is afraid. She callsairport security.26 security officers run to the gate. They grab you and take you away. However, one officerrecognizes you. He says, "Wow. You are a famous movie star".The officers are all very happy to meet you. They say, "We will help you. We have a policeairplane and we can fly you home".You are very happy. All of you have a big party inside the police airplane. 6 hours later, youfinally arrive home. You are very drunk, and very happy. Page 27
  18. 18. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) 2.08. Sweet DreamsNo Sweet Dreams for Couple at BedtimeDEAR DR. ELLIS:Im married. Every night my husband "tells" me when its time for us to retire for the night.This can be anytime from 9:30 to 11:30 p.m.If I tell him that Im ready for bed he gets upset. If hes ready to get into bed, and I want tofinish a book Im reading, he gets upset.According to him, married men and women should go to bed "together," period! It is always onhis timetable. Needless to say, we have gone to bed angry many times.How do we figure it out without getting angry and resenting each other?TIRED OF BEING TIRED, Des Moines, IowaVocabsweet dreams: good sleepbedtime: sleeping time, time when you go to sleepDr: doctor (person with a Phd degree)to retire: to restto retire for the night: to go to bedready for bed: ready to sleepupset: very unhappy, emotionalget into bed: go onto, go to sleepaccording to him: in his opinionperiod: definitely, absolutelytimetable: scheduleneedless to say: obviously, of coursehave gone: were (several times in the past until now)figure it out: find an answer, find a solutionresenting: angry (about something in the past)Des Moines: a townIowa: a state (in the USA) Page 31
  19. 19. http://xmen1903.com (Phone :: 0937 31 88 55) http://xmen1903.com (Phone 0937 31 88 55) BONUS Effortless English Cafe Puccini Publish Date: December 28th, 2006spot: placeimmigrants: foreigners who come All Sound (Audio) Archives Available At:to live in a (new) country http://www.effortlessenglish.libsyn.comperiod: timeserved as: wasliterary: re: writing and books My favorite spot in San Francisco is Cafe Puccini- located in therenaissance: a time of artistic North Beach neighborhood of the city. North Beach has a long andimprovement; a time of art (and interesting history. It was originally the neighborhood for Italian immi-science) grants in the city- and even today it has many Italian people, cafes,in particular: specificallydeveloped: made, created and restaurants. As a kid, the famous baseball player Joe Dimaggiostyle: way of doing something lived in North Beach.challenged: disagreed withconservative: traditional; old; The most famous period for the neighborhood, however, was in theagainst change late 1950s and the 1960s--when North Beach served as the center ofuniquely: specially; not like othersliberal: new; wanting change and San Franciscos literary renaissance. In particular, North Beachimprovement; open was home to the Beat writers and poets. The Beats developed acredit: compliment; identify new, free, open style of writing. They also challenged the conser-renaissance: a time of great art vative society of America in the 50s, and helped create San(and science) Franciscos uniquely liberal culture. Many credit the Beats as thevarious: different, somefocal point: center point; gather- fathers and mothers of the 1960s cultural renaissance in America.ing placethe movement: a change in socie- Among the most famous Beat writers were Jack Kerouac, Allenty; a group trying to change socie- Ginsberg, and Gary Snyder- all of whom lived in North Beach at vari-ty ous times in their lives. The focal point of the movement was Cityanarchist: political group that isagainst authority and control Lights Bookstore- owned by the anarchist poet Lawrencemade history: became famous; Ferlinghetti. In the 1950s, City Lights made history when they pub-did something famous lished Allen Ginsbergs controversial poem "Howl"- which shockedcontroversial: creates conflict or mainstream Americans at the time. Soon after, Jack Kerouac fol-disagreement lowed with his books "On The Road" and "The Dharma Bums"-- andshocked: surprised and angeredmainstream: normal (society, cul- the Beat movement was born. Ferlinghetti is still the owner of theture) bookstore, and City Lights is still a popular independent publisher.independent publishers: a smallbookstore or publisher (not a And North Beach is still home to artists and writers, although it haschain) become much more expensive and now attracts wealthier residentswealthier residents: richer people(living in the neighborhood) as well as tourists. Even though the literary scene is not what itthe literary scene: the writing sit- used to be- North Beach still has many family owned cafes. Youlluation (in the city) find artists, writers, poets, entrepreneurs, musicians, businesspeo-entrepreneurs: businesspeople ple, and tourists relaxing together in them.who start and own a business Page 32
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