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  1. 1. AMERICAN ACCENT Research proven methods to achieve an absolutely fantastic American English Accent stan Burmich with yun jeong
  2. 2. How To Practice With <ul><li>Read the first Dialogue and listen carefully to the recording. Practice saying the Dialogue “out loud” until you are comfortable with the words. Then, every day, read a new Dialogue going back to repeat the previous Dialogues in this order . . . </li></ul><ul><li> 1 </li></ul><ul><li> 2 1 2 </li></ul><ul><li> 3 1 2 3 </li></ul><ul><li> 4 1 2 3 4 </li></ul><ul><li> 5 1 2 3 4 5 </li></ul><ul><li> 6 1 2 3 4 5 6 </li></ul><ul><li> 7 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 </li></ul><ul><li> 8 X 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 (drop Dialogue 1) </li></ul><ul><li> 9 X X 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 (then drop Dialogue 2) </li></ul><ul><li>Each Day you “Add a Dialogue” and “Drop a Dialogue” . </li></ul>AMERICAN ACCENT
  3. 3. STUDENTS PLEASE . . . THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT!!! <ul><li>English is a very different language from all other languages. Words are not always spelled the way they sound. Some letters of the English alphabet have several different sounds. Although there are only 26 letters in the English alphabet there are 39 different sounds. Some words sound the same and are spelled differently. Other words are spelled the same and sound differently. You cannot learn to speak English with a perfect or even a very good accent by reading. </li></ul><ul><li>You must learn English with your EAR ! </li></ul>
  4. 4. Dialogue #1 Making Small Talk <ul><li>Good evening. It sure is a nice night, isn’t it? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes it is. The weather was great today. </li></ul><ul><li>Last year it was very cold by this time. </li></ul><ul><li>Does it ever snow here in winter? </li></ul><ul><li>No, but it rains a lot. Almost every day. </li></ul><ul><li>It never rains in Sacramento during the summer. </li></ul><ul><li>But you have snow in the mountains, don’t you? </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, yes, and the skiing is terrific. </li></ul><ul><li>I would like to go there on vacation. </li></ul><ul><li>You should see the beautiful sunsets in the mountains. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Weather <ul><li>It was raining “cats and dogs” today. </li></ul><ul><li>It sure was nice out yesterday. </li></ul><ul><li>I hope the weather is good this weekend for our picnic. </li></ul><ul><li>It will probably snow and be foggy all day. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conversation Starter #1 Hello. How are you? I am fine, thanks, and you? I am very good. What is your name? My name is Fred. Nice to meet you Fred. How to Begin a Conversation
  7. 7. Dialogue #2 Daily Routine <ul><li>Good afternoon. How are you doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Not too bad, but I have a lot of homework this evening. </li></ul><ul><li>I have an English class tomorrow morning myself. </li></ul><ul><li>What time do you have to get up? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I leave home about 7:30. </li></ul><ul><li>When will you get back from school? </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know for sure. But probably sometime after noon. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, would you like to have dinner together? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m sorry. I can’t. I’ve made other plans. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh! That’s too bad. Maybe another time. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Making Plans <ul><li>We should get together sometime. </li></ul><ul><li>That would be great. Give me a call when you have time. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m really busy this week but I might be able to do something next weekend. </li></ul><ul><li>O.K. I’ll check with my wife and see if we have any plans. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Rhythm #1 English Rhythms CATS EAT MICE The CATS EAT MICE The CATS EAT the MICE The CATS have EATEN the MICE The CATS might have EATEN the MICE Click on Screen to View Video
  10. 10. Dialogue #3 Introducing A Family Member <ul><li>Hi, Clark, did you meet my sister over there? </li></ul><ul><li>No, I haven’t met her yet. What is her name? </li></ul><ul><li>Her name is Anna. She’s nineteen years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Is she living with you now in Sacramento? </li></ul><ul><li>No. She is living with my brother. </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t know you had a brother. </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. I have two brothers and two sisters. </li></ul><ul><li>You have two of everything. Two cars, two jobs, and two sisters. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, you can’t have too much of some things. </li></ul><ul><li>Right. Like too much chocolate or too much money. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Second Meeting <ul><li>You remember my brother, Bill, don’t you? </li></ul><ul><li>Of course, I do! How are you doing Bill? </li></ul><ul><li>Fine, thanks. Nice to see you again Jim. </li></ul><ul><li>So, are you two guys going to the big game this afternoon? </li></ul><ul><li>Are you kidding? We wouldn’t miss it. </li></ul>
  12. 12. Conversation Starter #2 Tell Me About Your Family Do you have a big family? Yes, it’s very big. What about you? No. My family is very small. Do you have any pictures? Sure. Would you like to see them?
  13. 13. Dialogue #4 Talking About Pets <ul><li>Is that your dog? What's his name? </li></ul><ul><li>Her name is Daisy. She's a poodle. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any other pets? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. I have two cats and a goldfish. </li></ul><ul><li>What about you? Do you like animals? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I do, but they are very expensive. </li></ul><ul><li>Tell me about it. My pets cost me a fortune in food and vet bills. </li></ul><ul><li>I heard that pet birds can be really costly. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. I have a friend that has to buy special food for his pet snake. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't tell me! I don't want to know! </li></ul>
  14. 14. Man's Best Friend <ul><li>Can your dog do any tricks? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. He's very smart. You won't believe what he did yesterday! </li></ul><ul><li>I dropped a dollar into the river and he jumped in to get it for me. </li></ul><ul><li>He brought back a big fish and twenty-five cents in change!!! </li></ul>
  15. 15. Rhythm #2 English Rhythms KIDS LOVE TOYS . The KIDS LOVE TOYS . The KIDS LOVE the TOYS . The KIDS might LOVE the TOYS . The KIDS might have LOVED the TOYS .
  16. 16. Dialogue #5 Household Chores <ul><li>We need to clean the house. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. My friends are coming this weekend. </li></ul><ul><li>Suzy, you can wash the dishes and your brother can dry them. </li></ul><ul><li>I will vacuum the carpet. </li></ul><ul><li>When your father gets home he can clean out the garage. </li></ul><ul><li>Who wants to dust the furniture? </li></ul><ul><li>Put those papers in the trashcan. </li></ul><ul><li>OK. I will take out the garbage. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to put your clothes away. </li></ul><ul><li>You can do the laundry tomorrow. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Getting Ready For A Party <ul><li>We are going to need some drinks. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. And some snack food like potato chips and pretzels. </li></ul><ul><li>Did you bring your CD’s for the music? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. And I brought some balloons for the kids to play with. </li></ul>
  18. 18. Conversation Starter #3 Ending A Conversation Oh! Look at the time. I really have to go. Could we get together later today? No, I have so many things to do today. Well, it was really nice talking with you. Yes, I hope that I see you again sometime!
  19. 19. Dialogue #6 Going To A Party <ul><li>Hello, Maria. Thank you for coming to my party. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you for inviting me. Your house is really lovely. </li></ul><ul><li>Have you met my husband, Fred? </li></ul><ul><li>Nice to finally meet you Maria. My wife has told me so much about you. </li></ul><ul><li>Can I offer you something to drink? </li></ul><ul><li>A glass of white wine would be nice. </li></ul><ul><li>Help yourself to the food. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh. It all looks delicious. What is this? </li></ul><ul><li>That is a vegetable dip for the chips. </li></ul><ul><li>Let me introduce you to some of our other guests. </li></ul>
  20. 20. At The Party <ul><li>Hi. My name is Jerry. Would you like to dance? </li></ul><ul><li>OK. I really like this Latin salsa music, don’t you? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. It’s great. But it’s hard to talk. The music is a little bit too loud. </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s take our drinks outside where we can talk and get some fresh air. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Rhythm #3 English Rhythms ONE TWO THREE FOUR a ONE a TWO a THREE a FOUR a ONE and a TWO and a THREE and a FOUR a ONE and then a TWO and then a THREE and then a FOUR Click on Screen to View Video
  22. 22. Dialogue #7 At A Birthday Party <ul><li>How was your grandmother's birthday party? </li></ul><ul><li>It was very nice. I baked her a chocolate cake. </li></ul><ul><li>This year I had to help her blow out the candles. </li></ul><ul><li>Did she get very many gifts? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. All my aunts, uncles, and cousins were there. </li></ul><ul><li>What did your mother and father buy her? </li></ul><ul><li>They bought her a very nice present, a photo album of the whole family. </li></ul><ul><li>You should have seen her smile when I took her picture. </li></ul><ul><li>Did everyone sing &quot;Happy Birthday&quot; to her? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. And then she cut the cake and opened the birthday cards. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Getting a Present <ul><li>Oh! This package is beautiful. I wonder what it could be? </li></ul><ul><li>Wow! This is terrific! Just what I always wanted. </li></ul><ul><li>How did you know what size to buy? It fits perfectly. </li></ul><ul><li>You shouldn't have spent so much money on my gift. </li></ul><ul><li>How can I ever thank you? </li></ul>
  24. 24. Conversation Starter #4 Which Do You Prefer? <ul><li>Hi, Sandy! Would you like something to drink? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. That would be very nice. It is really hot today! </li></ul><ul><li>Do you prefer iced tea or a cold soda? </li></ul><ul><li>Actually, I prefer the ice tea to the soda. </li></ul><ul><li>O.K. Sit down and make yourself comfortable while I get the drinks. </li></ul>
  25. 25. Dialogue #8 Going To Class <ul><li>Are you studying English in school? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. I'm taking night classes three times a week. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you learn English just by going to three classes a week? </li></ul><ul><li>Not really. I have to practice at home every day too. </li></ul><ul><li>How much homework do you have? </li></ul><ul><li>It's not that much. We have dialogs that you read aloud. </li></ul><ul><li>By reading them out loud it helps perfect my English accent. </li></ul><ul><li>We also read stories out loud to build vocabulary. </li></ul><ul><li>Why does saying the words out loud make your accent better? </li></ul><ul><li>Because it trains the muscles and tongue to say the words properly. </li></ul>
  26. 26. Studying English at Home <ul><li>To learn a foreign language you must practice at home everyday. </li></ul><ul><li>It is better to practice twenty minutes every day than to study longer but skip days. </li></ul><ul><li>I always go to every class. I never miss a day of practice. </li></ul><ul><li>My English is getting better and better. </li></ul>
  27. 27. Rhythm #4 English Rhythms I read the book. I read the book that you lent. I read the book that you lent to me. I read the book that you lent to me yesterday. I read the book that you lent to me yesterday at the coffee shop. I read the book that you lent to me yesterday at the coffee shop beside the parking lot. I read the book that you lent to me yesterday at the coffee shop beside the parking lot near the apartment.
  28. 28. Dialogue #9 Talking About The English Class <ul><li>What time is your English Class? </li></ul><ul><li>We start at seven p.m. and go until nine-thirty p.m. </li></ul><ul><li>How many students are there in your class? </li></ul><ul><li>We usually have about twenty students show up. </li></ul><ul><li>You mean some students actually skip class? </li></ul><ul><li>Not too often. If you miss class, it will slow your progress. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you use computers to study English? </li></ul><ul><li>We don't in the beginning class, but the advanced class does. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you like most in your class? </li></ul><ul><li>I like the stories if they are not too hard to understand. </li></ul>
  29. 29. In the Classroom <ul><li>Which one is your desk? That one over there in the corner. </li></ul><ul><li>I need to sit up front so I can see the board easier. </li></ul><ul><li>Is your teacher funny? Well, he thinks he is . . . . </li></ul><ul><li>Do you read all your cards everyday? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. I practice at home and then the teacher listens to us in class. </li></ul>
  30. 30. Conversation Starter #5 Taking Telephone Messages (Ring! Ring!) Hello. Hello. Is Mr. Burmich there? No. I’m sorry but he’s not here right now. Can I take a message? Yes. Would you tell him that Juan, one of his students, called and that ___________?
  31. 31. Dialogue #10 Skipping School <ul><li>Tom, can I borrow your English book? </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I could lend it to you, but yesterday I lost my English book. </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe you could get another one from the library. </li></ul><ul><li>In the meantime, can I take a look at your notes from English class last week? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. Why didn't you go to class last week? </li></ul><ul><li>I told the teacher that I was sick, but that was just an excuse. </li></ul><ul><li>The truth is that I went to San Francisco with my girlfriend for a couple of days. </li></ul><ul><li>Man! You shouldn't make up excuses like that! </li></ul><ul><li>Besides, you'll never learn English if you don't study every day and go to class. </li></ul><ul><li>Okay, no more excuses. May I please borrow a piece of paper and a pencil? </li></ul>
  32. 32. Excuses, Excuses <ul><li>I'm sorry that I'm late. The traffic was terrible today. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm sorry that I broke your pencil. I didn't mean to do it. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm sorry I forgot about our date. I've just been so busy lately. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you ever forgive me? </li></ul>
  33. 33. Here is a Rhythm with the /th/ sound: It’s nothing. I told you it’s nothing. I thought I told you it’s nothing. I thought I told you a thousand times it’s nothing. I thought I told you a thousand times it’s nothing worth thinking through. I thought I told you a thousand times it’s nothing worth thinking through at the theater. I thought I told you a thousand times it’s nothing worth thinking through at the theater on Thursday. I th ought I told you a th ousand times it’s no th ing wor th th inking th rough at th e th eater on Th ursday, en th usiastically.
  34. 34. Dialogue #11 Learning English <ul><li>So, how is your English coming along? </li></ul><ul><li>Pretty good. I understand almost everything. </li></ul><ul><li>But I still make mistakes once in awhile. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, it's hard work to learn a foreign language. </li></ul><ul><li>My teacher says it sometimes takes years to master. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. If you don’t practice every day you will begin to forget the words. </li></ul><ul><li>If you can't find someone to talk to, you can buy English CD’s to practice with at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. And reading a lot of books or newspapers keeps your vocabulary up. </li></ul><ul><li>Movies and TV shows are good practice too. </li></ul><ul><li>But sometimes they use so much slang that it's hard to follow. </li></ul>
  35. 35. Find A Friend <ul><li>The best way to practice is to find someone that speaks only English. </li></ul><ul><li>You can talk to a neighbor or join a club and meet a new friend. </li></ul><ul><li>Or visit an assisted living home and ask for someone who needs company. </li></ul><ul><li>Of course, the best way is to get a handsome American boyfriend. </li></ul>
  36. 36. Conversation Starter #6 Making Excuses (Ring! Ring!) Hello. Hello. Is Maria there? Yes. Speaking. Hi Maria. This is Julia and I am calling about our lunch today because ( Reason For The Call ).
  37. 37. Dialogue #12 Parents At Kid’s School <ul><li>Excuse me. Could I ask you something? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. What do you need? </li></ul><ul><li>We're looking for Mrs. Johnson's classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>I think she's in Building B. Down this hallway and then turn left. </li></ul><ul><li>Hello. We're the Smiths. Our son Tommy is in your class. </li></ul><ul><li>How nice to meet you. Thanks for coming in for the parent-teacher conference. </li></ul><ul><li>How's Tommy doing? His grades are pretty good. </li></ul><ul><li>He's a good student. He might be able to do even better with a little more work. </li></ul><ul><li>Does he study at home in the evenings? </li></ul><ul><li>He's pretty good. Sometimes we have to make him turn off the TV. </li></ul>
  38. 38. Meeting The Teacher <ul><li>Excuse me. May I talk to you for a minute? </li></ul><ul><li>Your daughter isn't behaving herself in class. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm not following you. What is she doing? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, she’s not paying attention in class, she’s talking to her neighbors, and she’s disturbing the other students. Things like that. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, it was nice talking to you. </li></ul>
  39. 39. Here is another Rhythm with a different /th/ sound: Don’t bother. Don’t bother your father. Don’t bother your father, ask your mother. Don’t bother your father, ask your mother then your brother. Don’t bother your father, ask your mother then your brother you have another. Don’t bother your father, ask your mother then your brother you have another sister and another brother. Don’t bo th er your fa th er, ask your mo th er th en your bro th er you have ano th er sister and ano th er bro th er you can bo th er.
  40. 40. Dialogue #13 Making A Reservation <ul><li>( ring, ring ) Hello, Joe’s Restaurant. How may I help you? </li></ul><ul><li>I would like to make a reservation, please. </li></ul><ul><li>What day did you want to come in? </li></ul><ul><li>This Friday at seven p.m. if possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Sorry, we have nothing available at seven. Would a table at six be OK? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I think that would be fine with me, too. </li></ul><ul><li>Sure, how many people are there in your party? </li></ul><ul><li>For four people, please. The name is Roberts. </li></ul><ul><li>Okay, See you on Friday at six then. Is there anything else I can do for you? </li></ul><ul><li>No, thank you. That will be all. </li></ul>
  41. 41. Waiting For Your Table <ul><li>Excuse me. Can you tell me if our table is ready? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. Let me check the reservations list. What name is it under? </li></ul><ul><li>Roberts. R O B E R T S. We have a reservation for six o’clock. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. Here it is Mrs. Roberts. Your table is ready. Please follow me. </li></ul>
  42. 42. Conversation Starter #7 At The Restaurant <ul><li>You want to go to a very nice restaurant for a special dinner. Select a Conversation Partner to take phone calls for Dinner Reservations. Then have another student act as Hostess and seat the “guests” and give them the Menu. Finally, have your “Waiter” take your orders and serve the food. Don’t forget to pay the bill . . . and leave a tip for the waiter!!! </li></ul>
  43. 43. Dialogue #14 Ordering Food In A Restaurant <ul><li>Hello. Welcome to Joe’s Restaurant. </li></ul><ul><li>My name is Todd and I’ll be your server. </li></ul><ul><li>Our specials tonight are Salmon and Prime Rib. </li></ul><ul><li>What would you recommend? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, they are both very good. </li></ul><ul><li>OK, I will have the Prime Rib with Baked Potato. </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like Soup or Salad? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the soup today? </li></ul><ul><li>We have French Onion or Vegetable Beef. </li></ul><ul><li>I think that I’ll have the Salad with Oil and Vinegar. </li></ul>
  44. 44. Dessert <ul><li>Would you like coffee with dessert? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. I’d like some coffee. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you take cream and sugar? </li></ul><ul><li>No. Just black. </li></ul>
  45. 45. A Rhythm that works on the letter /l/: My love called me. My love called me late. My love called me late last night. My love called me late last night to let me know. My love called me late last night to let me know that he would leave. My love called me late last night to let me know that he would leave Illinois. My love called me late last night to let me know that he would leave Illinois and go to California. My l ove ca ll ed me l ate l ast night to l et me know that he wou l d l eave I ll inois and go to Ca l ifornia to l ook for a l ittle work.
  46. 46. Dialogue #15 Complaining About The Service <ul><li>Have you been to Joe’s Restaurant? </li></ul><ul><li>No, I have never been there. Have you? </li></ul><ul><li>I went there with my husband last Friday. </li></ul><ul><li>It was our first wedding anniversary so we wanted to have a nice dinner. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, really? Congratulations. So how was the dinner? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, actually it turned out to be not so good. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? What was the matter? </li></ul><ul><li>The Prime Rib wasn’t cooked enough and the service was terrible. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, you are kidding! Did you talk to the manager? </li></ul><ul><li>My husband did and they gave us a free dessert, but it wasn’t very good, either. </li></ul>
  47. 47. Talking to the waiter <ul><li>So how was everything? </li></ul><ul><li>Everything was very good thanks. </li></ul><ul><li>Can I get you anything else? </li></ul><ul><li>No thanks. Just the check please. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Conversation Starter #8 Pardon The Interruption <ul><li>Excuse me. Do you mind if I talk to Sherrie for a minute? </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, no, not at all. I have to go anyway. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you so much! See you again soon. </li></ul><ul><li>Have a nice day you two! </li></ul><ul><li>You too! </li></ul>
  49. 49. Dialogue #16 Cooking On The BBQ <ul><li>John. Come in and sit down. Make yourself at home. </li></ul><ul><li>I have to go out back and light the barbecue. </li></ul><ul><li>OK. I'll go outside with you and keep you company. </li></ul><ul><li>Great. Give me a hand, will you? Bring the salt and pepper with you. </li></ul><ul><li>OK. Do you need anything else? </li></ul><ul><li>No. I already have the hot dogs and the hamburgers. </li></ul><ul><li>The rest of the stuff is already out there. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you cook out a lot? </li></ul><ul><li>As much as possible. My wife isn't a very good cook. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you like your hamburgers well done or medium? </li></ul>
  50. 50. On the Lawn <ul><li>You have a very nice backyard. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. It's a little too big though. I hate to cut the grass. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have a vegetable garden? </li></ul><ul><li>No. We just have some flowers that I planted. </li></ul>
  51. 51. Here is a Rhythm that works on the letter /r/: My brother wrote. My brother wrote his secretary a card. My brother wrote his secretary a card three times. My brother wrote his secretary a card three times to ask her. My brother wrote his secretary a card three times to ask her to marry him. My brother wrote his secretary a card three times to ask her to marry him but she worried. My b r othe r w r ote his sec r eta r y a ca r d th r ee times to ask he r to ma rr y him but she wo rr ied about how to r eact.
  52. 52. Dialogue #17 Having Guests For Dinner <ul><li>It’s almost time for dinner. Could you help me set the table? </li></ul><ul><li>OK. How many plates should I set? </li></ul><ul><li>Let’s see. We will need six. Uncle Jim and Aunt Sandy are coming. </li></ul><ul><li>Mom. Where do I put the fork, knife and spoon? </li></ul><ul><li>Here, let me show you. There, like that. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks. What are we having for dinner tonight? </li></ul><ul><li>We are having roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy. </li></ul><ul><li>Umm. That sounds good. What about dessert? </li></ul><ul><li>Your father’s favorite, chocolate cake with raspberries. </li></ul><ul><li>What time are they getting here? I’m starving! </li></ul>
  53. 53. Dinnertime in America <ul><li>Dinner is ready! Everybody come to the table. </li></ul><ul><li>Did you remember to wash your hands? </li></ul><ul><li>Please wait until our guests are served. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget to ask your father to be excused from the table after dinner. </li></ul>
  54. 54. Conversation Starter #9 What’s For Dinner Tonight? <ul><li>What are we having for dinner tonight? </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know. What do you want? </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t know either. How about fish? </li></ul><ul><li>O.K. We haven’t had fish for a long time. </li></ul>
  55. 55. Dialogue #18 Getting Sick <ul><li>How are you feeling today? </li></ul><ul><li>Not too good. I’ve been sick all week. </li></ul><ul><li>Have you gone to the Doctor? </li></ul><ul><li>No. Not yet. I have an appointment tomorrow at 3:00 o’clock. </li></ul><ul><li>Have you taken any medicine? </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t really like to take pills. </li></ul><ul><li>Aspirin may help. You should try it. </li></ul><ul><li>OK. I’ll take some tonight before going to bed. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I hope you feel better soon. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m sure that I’ll be fine. </li></ul>
  56. 56. On The Telephone <ul><li>Hello. Can I make an appointment for tomorrow afternoon? </li></ul><ul><li>(doctor or dentist) </li></ul><ul><li>Hello. Can I make a reservation for tonight around 8:00 p.m.? </li></ul><ul><li>(restaurant or theater) </li></ul>
  57. 57. A Rhythm that works on the letter /e/ He used to sleep. He used to sleep at least thirteen hours. He used to sleep at least thirteen hours, eat ham and cheese. He used to sleep at least thirteen hours, eat ham and cheese, and leave the house. He used to sleep at least thirteen hours, eat ham and cheese and leave the house to play soccer. He used to sleep at least thirteen hours, eat ham and cheese, and leave the house to play soccer on a team. H e us e d to sl ee p at l ea st thirt ee n hours, e at ham and ch ee se, and l ea ve th e hous e to play socc e r on a t ea m until h e hurt his h ee l. Click on Screen to View Video
  58. 58. Dialogue #19 Making A Doctor’s Appointment <ul><li>Hello, Dr. Kim’s office this is Marsha. </li></ul><ul><li>Hi, this is Sara Smith and I would like to make an appointment, please. </li></ul><ul><li>I’m afraid we don’t have any openings until the end of August. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, really? So then when is the earliest date that I can see the doctor? </li></ul><ul><li>August twenty eighth. Would mornings or afternoons be better for you? </li></ul><ul><li>The afternoon time would probably be better for me. </li></ul><ul><li>OK. How about August twenty-eighth at twelve thirty, would that work? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, that would be perfect. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell me why you want to see the doctor? </li></ul><ul><li>I have had a stomachache for several days now. </li></ul>
  59. 59. At The Pharmacy <ul><li>Good morning. How can I help you? </li></ul><ul><li>Can you fill this prescription for me, please? </li></ul><ul><li>Certainly. It will only take a few minutes. </li></ul><ul><li>O.K. I’ll do a little shopping here in the store while I’m waiting for it then. </li></ul>
  60. 60. Conversation Starter #1 0 What’s Wrong? What’s The Matter? <ul><li>You don’t look well. What’s wrong with you? </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve had a headache and a sore throat since last night. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, maybe you caught a cold. </li></ul><ul><li>What should I do? </li></ul><ul><li>You should take an aspirin and drink hot tea with lemon. </li></ul>
  61. 61. Dialogue #20 At The Doctor’s Office <ul><li>Hello, James. Tell me when was your last physical? </li></ul><ul><li>Hello, Doctor. Probably last year when I went out for the Basketball team. </li></ul><ul><li>So is this your last year in school? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. I am studying English Literature and hope to be a teacher. </li></ul><ul><li>Excellent. What seems to be the problem today? </li></ul><ul><li>I have frequent backaches and headaches. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you getting enough exercise on a daily basis? </li></ul><ul><li>Not much. Not since basketball season ended. </li></ul><ul><li>How about nutrition? Well, doctor, I’ve been on a diet actually. </li></ul><ul><li>You need more protein in your diet and regular exercise. </li></ul>
  62. 62. At The Doctors Office <ul><li>First we need to get your vital statistics. </li></ul><ul><li>How tall are you? What is your weight? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, John, you would be the perfect weight if you were just eight feet tall. </li></ul><ul><li>Take two (2) of these daily. One is Vitamin E and the other is for the headaches. </li></ul>
  63. 63. And here is a Rhythm that works on the letter /i/: It was silly. It was silly that my sister Cindy picked. It was silly that my sister Cindy picked the simple red bricks. It was silly that my sister Cindy picked the simple red bricks to fix the doorway. It was silly that my sister Cindy picked the simple red bricks to fix the doorway since the color simply didn’t fit. I t was s i lly that my s i ster C i ndy p i cked the s i mple red bricks to f i x the doorway s i nce the color s i mply d i dn’t f i t i nto the v i ntage style house.
  64. 64. Dialogue #21 Working Out At The Gym <ul><li>Hey, Stan. You’ve lost a lot of weight. I hardly recognized you. </li></ul><ul><li>I’ve been working out at the gym for several weeks now. </li></ul><ul><li>Wow! Is there a particular reason for you to do that? </li></ul><ul><li>Not really. I was just turning into a lazy couch potato. </li></ul><ul><li>I have been thinking about getting a membership, myself. </li></ul><ul><li>I heard that it’s a little expensive but I like their facilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Yeah, they have two very nice swimming pools and a sauna? </li></ul><ul><li>My friend told me that they even have a special work out place just for women. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want, I can ask them if they have any special offers right now. </li></ul><ul><li>Could you get me a guest pass so I can try it out before actually signing up? </li></ul>
  65. 65. At The Club <ul><li>Welcome to California Fitness. Can I help you? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. This is my first time here. Can you tell me where the locker rooms are located? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. They are over there by the basketball courts. On the left. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, and I need a towel for the swimming pool. </li></ul><ul><li>Here you go. The swimming pool is outside beside the tennis courts. </li></ul>
  66. 66. Conversation Starter #1 1 How Often Do You . . . ? <ul><li>How often do you work-out? </li></ul><ul><li>Three times a week. What about you? </li></ul><ul><li>Me? Never! I’m in such bad shape. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, it’s never too late to start working out you know. </li></ul>
  67. 67. Dialogue #22 Travel Planning <ul><li>Where are we going for vacation this year? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, we could go to the mountains again. </li></ul><ul><li>No. We’ve done that three years in a row. </li></ul><ul><li>OK. How about going to the beach this time. </li></ul><ul><li>Great. We should go to Big Sur or Carmel-by-the-Sea. </li></ul><ul><li>That would be lovely this time of year. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s hard to beat sea, surf and sand. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t forget about sunshine. Do you think it will rain? </li></ul><ul><li>I don’t care. There are lots of things to do even if it does rain. </li></ul><ul><li>We can build a fire in the fireplace and enjoy some classical music. </li></ul>
  68. 68. Vacations are Wonderful <ul><li>Did you remember to bring your swimsuit? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s fun to take a walk on the beach. </li></ul><ul><li>We love to swim in the ocean. </li></ul><ul><li>And the seafood is delicious in the restaurant. </li></ul><ul><li>What do you like to do on vacation besides sleep? </li></ul>
  69. 69. This Rhythm will help you work on the letter /b/: The boy. The boy’s brother. The boy’s brother used to be a bad baseball player. The boy’s brother used to be a bad baseball player, but now he is probably the best. The boy’s brother used to be a bad baseball player, but now he is probably the best baseball player. The b oy’s b rother used to b e a b ad b ase b all player, b ut now he is pro b a b ly the b est b ase b all player on his b ase b all team.
  70. 70. Dialogue #23 Making A Hotel Room Reservation <ul><li>Thank you for calling the Grand Hyatt. How may I help you? </li></ul><ul><li>I would like to make a reservation. How much do you charge per night? </li></ul><ul><li>Our prices start at $80 for a standard room. </li></ul><ul><li>Okay. I would like to reserve a room for three nights for two adults. </li></ul><ul><li>I will be checking-in on September tenth and checking-out on the thirteenth. . </li></ul><ul><li>We have ocean view and garden view. Which do you prefer? </li></ul><ul><li>Do I have to pay more for the ocean view? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. But the room with ocean view is only $100 per night. </li></ul><ul><li>Okay, that’s a very good deal. I’ll take a room with the ocean view. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, sir. I have the room reserved for you. Check-in anytime after 11:00 am. </li></ul>
  71. 71. Checking Out Of The Hotel <ul><li>Good Afternoon. Are you checking out sir? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. I’m in Room 342. Can you have someone get my suitcase for me? </li></ul><ul><li>Certainly sir. Do you want to leave the charges on your credit card? </li></ul><ul><li>No, thank you. I’ll pay with cash. </li></ul>
  72. 72. Conversation Starter #12 Making Hotel Reservations <ul><li>Hello. Do you have any rooms available for tonight? </li></ul><ul><li>Let me see. Yes. We have one king-size room available for $150. </li></ul><ul><li>Good. I’ll take it. But I won’t be able to check-in until after 6pm. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s fine sir. Now if you could just give me some information. </li></ul>
  73. 73. Dialogue #24 Renting A Car <ul><li>I would like to rent a car for a trip. I will need it for four days. </li></ul><ul><li>What size car would you like? We have compact, midsize, and full size. </li></ul><ul><li>I think that a midsize car will be fine. </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like insurance on the car? </li></ul><ul><li>I have my own insurance. So I don’t need it. </li></ul><ul><li>How many people are going to drive? </li></ul><ul><li>Just me. Do you have a map of the area? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure, here it is. Can I see your driver’s license? </li></ul><ul><li>Okay, you can pick up your car in parking lot B. </li></ul><ul><li>Be sure to fill up the gas tank when you return the car. </li></ul>
  74. 74. Getting To The Freeway <ul><li>Excuse me. How do I get to Highway 80 from here? </li></ul><ul><li>Go down to the stoplight and turn right. You’ll see the signs from there. </li></ul><ul><li>Do I go east or west to get to Lincoln Park? </li></ul><ul><li>You need to go east on 80. Stay in the left hand lane. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks, I really appreciate it! </li></ul>
  75. 75. This Rhythm will help you with the letter /v/: They live. They live in a valley. They live in a valley and bought a very expensive television. They live in a valley and bought a very expensive television, video. They live in a valley and bought a very expensive television, video and oven. They live in a valley and bought a very expensive television, video and oven so they invited us over. They li v e in a v alley and bought a v ery expensi v e tele v ision, v ideo and o v en so they in v ited us o v er to show off their v aluables.
  76. 76. Dialogue #25 At The Airport Counter <ul><li>Hello. How many suitcases are you checking in? </li></ul><ul><li>Just two, plus I have a carry-on bag. </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like a window or an aisle seat? </li></ul><ul><li>I would like an aisle seat, please. </li></ul><ul><li>Here is your boarding pass. The gate number is on the bottom of the ticket. </li></ul><ul><li>Thanks. Can you tell me where gate C-14 is located? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. You go up the escalator and Terminal C will be on your left. </li></ul><ul><li>Do we go through security before we get to Terminal C? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, you do. You’ll see security at the top of the stairs. </li></ul><ul><li>We will start boarding 30 minutes before the departure time. </li></ul>
  77. 77. At The Boarding Gate <ul><li>Passengers with small children and those needing assistance may begin boarding now. </li></ul><ul><li>Please have your boarding passes ready when you get to the gate. </li></ul><ul><li>O.K. We will begin boarding passengers with seats 1 through 15 now. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you very much. Have a nice flight. </li></ul>
  78. 78. Dialogue #26 Going Camping <ul><li>If I were you, I’d take a vacation. You need some time off. </li></ul><ul><li>I wish I could but I can’t afford one. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, I suggest that you go camping. </li></ul><ul><li>It’s cheap and the forest is beautiful this time of year. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s a great idea! Why don’t you come with me? </li></ul><ul><li>That would be fun and I have a tent and sleeping bags. </li></ul><ul><li>Great! I have some camping equipment myself that we can use. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know how to start a campfire? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, but in California you need to get a fire permit first. </li></ul><ul><li>This is going to be so much fun. I love to hike in the mountains. </li></ul>
  79. 79. Giving Advice and Making Suggestions <ul><li>I think you should take some time off from work. </li></ul><ul><li>Me too! What do you recommend? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, my advice is to look for a better job. </li></ul><ul><li>And I think you should mind your own business! </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I think you owe me an apology! O.K. I apologize. </li></ul>
  80. 80. This Rhythm will help you with the letter /w/: Who wants? Who wants a window? Who wants a window wound down? Who wants a window wound down in the wind? Who wants a window wound down in the wind on a winding way? Who wants a window wound down in the wind on a winding way in the west? W ho w ants a w indow w ound do w n in the w ind on a w inding w ay in the w est w hen driving in W yoming?
  81. 81. Dialogue #27 Asking A Stranger For Directions <ul><li>Excuse me. I’m looking for the Bank of America. Do you know where it is? </li></ul><ul><li>Uh, do you know where the coffee shop is just around the corner? </li></ul><ul><li>No, I’m sorry, I don’t. Is it very close? </li></ul><ul><li>Yeah, it’s not very far. Turn left at the light and immediately take another left. </li></ul><ul><li>I turn left at the next street and then take another left, right? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. Then, you will see the coffee shop on the left hand side of the street. </li></ul><ul><li>Okay, and then what do I do? </li></ul><ul><li>Just go past the coffee shop and at the stop sign look to your right. </li></ul><ul><li>You will see the Bank of America on the next corner. You can’t miss it. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you so much for your help. </li></ul>
  82. 82. I’m So Lost <ul><li>Pardon me sir. I’m looking for the Bank of America. Is it around here? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m sorry but I’m not from around here. I don’t really know. </li></ul><ul><li>Excuse me miss. But do you know where the Bank of America is located? </li></ul><ul><li>I think that it is back that way about six or seven blocks. </li></ul>
  83. 83. Conversation Starter #13 How Do I Get To . . . ? <ul><li>Excuse me. Is there a hotel near here? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, there’s a hotel on the corner of 1st Ave. and Beach Drive. </li></ul><ul><li>How do I get there from the Post Office? </li></ul><ul><li>At the traffic light, turn right and go straight ahead. It’s on your right. </li></ul>
  84. 84. Dialogue #28 Checking The Bus Schedule <ul><li>Excuse me. Could you tell me which bus I take to get downtown, please? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. You need to take the Madison Avenue bus east and change at Watt. </li></ul><ul><li>Does the Watt Avenue bus run north and south? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. And the bus south goes all the way. </li></ul><ul><li>Is it very far from here? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. It is too far to walk. </li></ul><ul><li>But there is a train station very close. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh. Can I take the train instead of the bus? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. It’s faster and you don’t have to change. </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t know they had a direct line downtown. </li></ul>
  85. 85. Asking for Directions <ul><li>Excuse me. Which way is the post office? </li></ul><ul><li>Straight ahead to the stop sign and then turn right. </li></ul><ul><li>You can’t miss it. It’s the big building on the right hand side. </li></ul><ul><li>The one across the street from the mall? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. That’s it. Thank you very much. Don’t mention it. </li></ul>
  86. 86. Conversation Starter #14 The Best Place To Vacation. <ul><li>June, I heard that you are going to visit my country next month. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, but I don’t know where to go. Where do you recommend? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, actually there are a lot of good places to go in my country. </li></ul><ul><li>But I don’t have a lot of time. So, where is the best place to go? </li></ul>
  87. 87. Dialogue #29 Making A Deposit <ul><li>I would like to deposit some money into my checking account. </li></ul><ul><li>Okay, can I see your ID, please? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. Here it is. </li></ul><ul><li>How much would you like to deposit? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s a check for two hundred dollars.. </li></ul><ul><li>Could you sign it on the back of the check? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. Do I also have to fill out the deposit slip? </li></ul><ul><li>I can do that for you. Is there anything else that I can do for you? </li></ul><ul><li>Can I get a balance of my checking account? </li></ul><ul><li>Of course. Let me get that for you. </li></ul>
  88. 88. Opening A New Account <ul><li>How do I go about opening a new account? </li></ul><ul><li>Just sign the clip board over there and someone will assist you. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to open a Savings or a Checking account? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I am starting a new business so I need a Business Checking Account. </li></ul>
  89. 89. Conversation Starter #15 What Would You Like To Do? <ul><li>Hey Bobby! Would you like to go for a bike ride in the park? </li></ul><ul><li>I’d like to but I can’t. I have to go to the supermarket with my mom. </li></ul><ul><li>Maybe we can do it after you get back. Give me a call, O.K.? </li></ul><ul><li>O.K. But it might be pretty late before we get back. </li></ul>
  90. 90. Dialogue #30 At The Post Office <ul><li>I would like to send a package to Korea. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to send a parcel to another country, you need to fill out this form. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the cheapest way to send it? </li></ul><ul><li>Just standard air mail but it would take 7 to 10 business days. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s fine. There’s not really any real hurry. </li></ul><ul><li>Are there any fragile items, or any perishable food items in the package? </li></ul><ul><li>Oh no, nothing like that. </li></ul><ul><li>Would you like to buy the insurance? </li></ul><ul><li>No, thank you. I don’t need to insure it. </li></ul><ul><li>Your total is thirty five dollars and twenty cents. Do you need any stamps today? </li></ul>
  91. 91. Finding the Post Office <ul><li>Excuse me, can you tell me which way it is to the Post Office? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. Just go down this street and turn right at the light. </li></ul><ul><li>Is it close enough that I can walk from here? </li></ul><ul><li>It’s not that far. I think that it’s about six or seven blocks from here. </li></ul>
  92. 92. Conversation Starter #16 At The Post Office <ul><li>Hello. I would like to get a post office box for my new business. </li></ul><ul><li>Certainly. I just need you to fill out this application for me. </li></ul><ul><li>O.K. May I borrow a pen, please? </li></ul><ul><li>Of course, there’s one over there on the counter you can use. </li></ul>
  93. 93. Dialogue #31 At The DMV <ul><li>I would like to get a driver’s license. </li></ul><ul><li>Are you an American citizen or a permanent resident? </li></ul><ul><li>No. But I brought my passport. </li></ul><ul><li>That’s good. Have you taken the written test yet? </li></ul><ul><li>No. I haven’t but I could take it today if that is all right. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you want to take it in English or in your own language? </li></ul><ul><li>English, please. Can I also take the driving test today? </li></ul><ul><li>No. You’ll need to come back later for the driving test. </li></ul><ul><li>I see. What is the minimum score that I need to get to pass the exam? </li></ul><ul><li>You have to get at least eighty percent correct on the test to pass. </li></ul>
  94. 94. The Driving Test <ul><li>Good morning. I’m Officer Smith and I’ll be giving you your driving test today. </li></ul><ul><li>Hello. Nice to meet you Officer Smith. I’m sorry but I’m a little bit nervous. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t worry. I’m sure that you’ll do very well. Start the car and turn on the lights. </li></ul><ul><li>O.K. What do you want me to do next? </li></ul><ul><li>Please exit the parking lot, turn right, and merge with the traffic. </li></ul>
  95. 95. Conversation Starter #17 Talking About The Wedding. I heard that Sara just got married! Yes, the wedding was last Sunday. It must have been a beautiful wedding. It was, and the music was terrific. Oh! I’m sure she was a beautiful bride.
  96. 96. Dialogue #32 Shopping With Your Friends <ul><li>What do you think, Judy, about this coat? </li></ul><ul><li>It really fits you very nicely. </li></ul><ul><li>Don't you agree with me Bob? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, yes, but the color would be better if it were darker. </li></ul><ul><li>I agree with Bob. It is too light. </li></ul><ul><li>Why don't you try on a different style? </li></ul><ul><li>That's a good idea. I need some new shirts and a black belt too. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you like solid colors or do you prefer stripes? </li></ul><ul><li>For work I need shirts that I can wear with a tie. </li></ul><ul><li>What's your opinion of this one? Oh! That's ugly! </li></ul>
  97. 97. At The Clothing Store <ul><li>Can I help you find anything? </li></ul><ul><li>No thanks. We're just looking. </li></ul><ul><li>Well. Be sure to ask if you have any questions. </li></ul><ul><li>O.K. Do you have anything on sale today? </li></ul><ul><li>Sure. What size do you wear? </li></ul>
  98. 98. Conversation Starter #18 What Are We Going To Do Tonight? <ul><li>Hey, it’s Friday. What are we going to do tonight? </li></ul><ul><li>I want to go out dancing. What about you? </li></ul><ul><li>I feel like dinner and a movie. </li></ul><ul><li>How about pizza at Adolfo’s and then we go dancing! </li></ul>
  99. 99. Dialogue #33 Buying shoes <ul><li>Do you need help finding anything? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m looking for these shoes in size five and a half. </li></ul><ul><li>Let me see if we have any in the back. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you. I like this style if you have them in my size, too </li></ul><ul><li>Here you go. I found both pair in your size. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh that’s terrific. Can I try them on? </li></ul><ul><li>Of course. There’s a mirror over there beside the fitting room. </li></ul><ul><li>Wow! Those look great on you, don’t you think? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I do. I think that I will take these with the shorter heels. </li></ul><ul><li>Very good. Is there anything else that I can help you with? </li></ul>
  100. 100. Trying on shoes <ul><li>I think these shoes look really good on me, don’t you? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. I really love the color and the double straps. </li></ul><ul><li>Me too! I think that they are on sale today for forty percent off. </li></ul><ul><li>You have got to be kidding! In that case you should buy two pair. </li></ul>
  101. 101. Conversation Starter #19 Talking About Last Weekend. <ul><li>Hi. How was your weekend? </li></ul><ul><li>Actually, it was really great! </li></ul><ul><li>Really? What did you do? </li></ul><ul><li>We went to San Francisco and saw a play. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh! That must have been so much fun! </li></ul>
  102. 102. Dialogue #34 At The Counter <ul><li>Did you find everything all right today? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. No problem. How much do I owe you? </li></ul><ul><li>Eighty-six dollars and twenty-seven cents. Did anybody help you out today? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I don’t remember her name. She is the one over there with the blond hair. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, that’s Susan. Great. How would you like to pay? </li></ul><ul><li>Do you take Visa or an ATM card? </li></ul><ul><li>Of course. We take both. Would you like your receipt in the bag or with you? </li></ul><ul><li>Just put it in the bag, please. </li></ul><ul><li>Okay, here you go. I hope you enjoy your new outfit. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you. I’m sure that I will. </li></ul>
  103. 103. Credit Card Offers <ul><li>Would you like to apply for a new credit card? </li></ul><ul><li>No, thank you. I prefer to pay with my ATM card. </li></ul><ul><li>You get an extra 10% off your purchases when you sign up for the credit card. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you anyway, but I really don’t think so. Not today. </li></ul>
  104. 104. Conversation Starter #20 Talking About Next Weekend. <ul><li>What are your plans for next weekend? </li></ul><ul><li>I’m not sure yet. But I would really like to go to the beach. </li></ul><ul><li>That sounds like fun! I have to stay home. I have a lot of work to do. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, that doesn’t sound like any fun at all! </li></ul>
  105. 105. Dialogue #35 Asking For A Refund <ul><li>I would like to return this sweater. </li></ul><ul><li>Is there a problem with it? </li></ul><ul><li>It irritates my skin. It gave me a rash. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I can’t give you a cash refund, but I can give you a store credit. </li></ul><ul><li>What is a store credit exactly? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I can give you a receipt that you can use here anytime like cash. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, that’s good. I don’t really need anything else right now. </li></ul><ul><li>Then, do you want to get the store credit? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. That will be fine, thank you. </li></ul><ul><li>Here it is. You should bring this receipt with you next time. </li></ul>
  106. 106. Using A Coupon <ul><li>Hi. I have this coupon for 20% off. Can I use it today? </li></ul><ul><li>Of course you can. It is good until the end of the month. </li></ul><ul><li>What all can I use it for in the store? </li></ul><ul><li>It can be used for everything except computers and video equipment. </li></ul>
  107. 107. Conversation Starter #21 Have you ever gone to…? <ul><li>Have you ever gone to Australia? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I went there last year for a week. </li></ul><ul><li>You did! Where all did you go and what did you do? </li></ul><ul><li>I went to the Sydney Opera House. It was so beautiful. </li></ul>
  108. 108. Dialogue #36 Talking About Yourself <ul><li>Can you tell me about yourself? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I was born in Romania but moved to Austria when I was ten years old. </li></ul><ul><li>So you speak both Romanian and German fluently. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I do. But I'm afraid my English is not exactly perfect yet. </li></ul><ul><li>I think your English is very good. How long have you been studying? </li></ul><ul><li>Only about three months now. My class lasts until June, so I hope I'll get better. </li></ul><ul><li>You are doing very well for only three months. I'm sure it will be very good by the time you graduate. </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of job are you hoping to get? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, in Germany I worked as a chemist. </li></ul><ul><li>Here in the United States I will take part-time work while I study English. </li></ul>
  109. 109. Personal Data <ul><li>I have been here for only about six months. </li></ul><ul><li>I am married and have two children, a boy eight years old and a girl six years old. </li></ul><ul><li>Both of them are in school here and already speak and understand English very well. </li></ul><ul><li>If I can find a job, my wife and I are hoping to buy a small house. </li></ul>
  110. 110. Conversation Starter #22 Tell Me About Yourself <ul><li>Well, I was born in Thailand. But I studied Engineering in Singapore. I have seven sisters and two brothers, and I really like sailing and golf. Someday, I would like to work in Europe. </li></ul>
  111. 111. Dialogue #37 Talking About Your Hobby <ul><li>What do you like to do when you have free time? </li></ul><ul><li>I really like reading books a lot. </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of books do you usually read? </li></ul><ul><li>I read everything, but I like reading novels and poetry the most. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the title of the most recent book that you have read? </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, it’s an old one called “Gone with the wind”. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh, I saw the movie. I don’t like reading but I like watching movies a lot. </li></ul><ul><li>So, watching a movie is what you usually do when you have free time. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I am a member of Netflix and I usually watch three or four movies a week. </li></ul><ul><li>Wow! You really do like movies. </li></ul>
  112. 112. Favorite Sport <ul><li>Do you have a favorite sport that you like to play? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I really like soccer but I don’t play anymore. </li></ul><ul><li>So you just watch it on TV or go to the games? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, and I am coaching my kids soccer team too. </li></ul><ul><li>That must be a lot of fun for you watching them play. </li></ul>
  113. 113. Conversation Starter #23 Talking About Music <ul><li>Do you like music? </li></ul><ul><li>Oh yes! I really like music! </li></ul><ul><li>Do you play a musical instrument? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, I play the piano a little. But I’m not very good. </li></ul><ul><li>What kind of music do you listen to usually? </li></ul>
  114. 114. Dialogue #38 A Job Interview <ul><li>What did you do today? </li></ul><ul><li>Well, let's see. I got up very early this morning. </li></ul><ul><li>I had a job interview and I didn't want to be late. </li></ul><ul><li>I brushed my teeth, took a shower, and got dressed. </li></ul><ul><li>Did you wear a suit and tie to the meeting? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. And I took my briefcase and a pen and paper in case I needed to take notes. </li></ul><ul><li>Was the interview completely in English? </li></ul><ul><li>Completely! I think I did very well actually. </li></ul><ul><li>It really helped to practice introductions and meetings in my English class. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you think you got the job? </li></ul>
  115. 115. The Job Interview <ul><li>I've heard a lot of good things about your company. </li></ul><ul><li>Everybody says you have the best products on the market today. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm really very interested in the opening. </li></ul><ul><li>Can you tell me more about what you are looking for? </li></ul><ul><li>I would like to give my present company at least two weeks notice. </li></ul><ul><li>How soon would you want me to start? </li></ul>
  116. 116. Conversation Starter #24 Education And Work Experience Well, I went to High School in Oregon. But I studied Accounting at the University of California in San Diego. My first job was with a manufacturing company. But right now I am not working. I would like to find something in advertising.
  117. 117. Dialogue #39 Taking A Business Trip <ul><li>I have a flight to Chicago today at 11:00 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>You have to check in at least an hour before your flight. </li></ul><ul><li>I know, and I have a lot of bags to check too. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you have any carry-on luggage? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. Just one small suitcase that I like to keep with me. </li></ul><ul><li>It has all my overnight stuff in case my bags get lost. </li></ul><ul><li>You mean like your toothbrush and toothpaste? </li></ul><ul><li>Yes. Plus pajamas and clean underwear. </li></ul><ul><li>I always like to take a good book to read on the flight. </li></ul><ul><li>Well? Can you drop me off at the gate this morning? </li></ul>
  118. 118. At The Airport <ul><li>Has anyone given you anything to carry on board today? No Sir. </li></ul><ul><li>Have your bags been out of your control at any time? No Sir. </li></ul><ul><li>OK. You are checked all the way to Chicago. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you very much. Here's something for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Thank you very much! Have a nice day! You too! </li></ul>
  119. 119. Conversation Starter #25 Talking About The Future <ul><li>So, Carol, what will you do after school is finished? </li></ul><ul><li>I have a job lined-up in a small dress shop downtown. </li></ul><ul><li>Oh! That sounds like a very good experience. </li></ul><ul><li>Yes, I have to save some money to go to college. </li></ul><ul><li>Why? What do you want to study? </li></ul><ul><li>Fashion Design. I want to have my own line of clothes. </li></ul>
  120. 120. Dialogue #40 A Business Meeting <ul><li>What time is our business meeting tomorrow? </li></ul><ul><li>The boss wants us all to meet in the conference room at 9:00 a.m. </li></ul><ul><li>Do you know what's on the agenda? </li></ul><ul><li>We're going to talk about new product ideas first. I know that much. </li></ul><ul><li>And probably cost reductions. We're always trying to cut costs around here. </li></ul><ul><li>Well, profits are always slim during a recession. </li></ul><ul><li>Why don't we just raise our prices? That would increase our profit. </li></ul><ul><li>I disagree with you. We would just sell less. </li></ul><ul><li>I'm not sure I agree with that. </li></ul><ul><li>It seems to me that we have a product people really want. </li></ul>
  121. 121. Meetings, Meetings, and More Meetings <ul><li>Could you tell us more about your ideas? </li></ul><ul><li>In other words, you think that we should lower our prices. </li></ul><ul><li>Sorry for interrupting, but that just won't work either. </li></ul><ul><li>Not everyone will agree with me, but here's what I think we should do. </li></ul>
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