Stan Burmich Productions © 2001
HOW TO USE THIS PROGRAM•Read 10 Cards “OUT LOUD” every day•Practice 15 -20 minutes EVERY DAY•LISTEN carefully to the Audio...
CARD #11.   Hello. My name is ___________________ .2.   What is your name?3.   Good Afternoon. How are you?4.   I am fine,...
Past        Present     FutureI was       I am        I will beYou were    You are     You will beShe was     He/She is   ...
CARD #21.   Do you speak English?2.   A little bit. But my sister speaks English very well.3.   My brother is learning Ger...
Past          Present   Future(yesterday)   (today)   (tomorrow)I did         I do      I will doYou did       You do    Y...
CARD #31.   I have to go to the supermarket today.2.   Yesterday they had a sale on vegetables.3.   I really like fresh fr...
Yesterday   Today        TomorrowI had       I have       I will haveYou had     You have     You will haveShe had     He/...
CARD #41.   My sister lives in a big apartment building.2.   She goes to work on the bus.3.   I live in a small house.4.  ...
Yesterday   Today       Tomorrow(past)      (present)   (future)I went      I go        I will goYou went    You go      Y...
CARD #51.   Good afternoon. How are you doing?2.   Not too bad. I have some homework this evening.3.   I have an English c...
Past          Present   Future(regular)Talked        Talk      Will TalkWalked        Walk      Will WalkWanted        Wan...
CARD #61. Yesterday I walked for 3 miles.2. Tomorrow I will walk to the store.3. Do you walk a lot?4. Not really. I don’t ...
Yesterday         Today   TomorrowStudied           Study   Will StudyWatched           Watch   Will WatchCalled          ...
CARD #71.   Hi. This is my sister.2.   Oh. Hello. What is her name?3.   Her name is Anna. She’s 19 years old.4.   Is she l...
PLURALS . . .   add “s” or “es”(one)                       (many)Brother                     BrothersSister               ...
CARD #81.   I heard you just got married.2.   When was the wedding?3.   Last Sunday at St. Paul’s Church.4.   It must have...
From Sunrise to 12:00 noon –                       “Good Morning”From 12:00 noon until Sunset –                       “Goo...
CARD #91.   Hello. Welcome to Joe’s Restaurant.2.   My name is Todd and I’ll be your server.3.   Our specials tonight are ...
DESSERTWould you like coffee with dessert?Yes. I’d like some coffee.Do you take cream and sugar?No. Just black.
CARD #101.   How are you feeling today?2.   Not too good. I’ve been sick all week.3.   Have you gone to the Doctor?4.   No...
On The Telephone:Hello. Can I make an appointment for tomorrow afternoon?      (Doctor or Dentist)Hello. Can I make a rese...
CARD #111.   I need some new clothes for work.2.   My husband says it’s not in the budget.3.   We can’t charge it on a Cre...
At the Bank:Can I open an Account? Sure. Savings or Checking?Actually, I need both. And do you sell CD’s? Of Course.We can...
CARD #121.   John let me introduce you to my friend Bill.2.   John Smith, this is my friend Bill Adams.3.   Bill plays soc...
Past            Present          Future(last year)     (right now)      (next year)I won/lost      I win/lose       I will...
CARD #131.   Good evening. It sure is a nice night, isn’t it?2.   Yes it is. The weather was great today.3.   Very warm da...
The WeatherIt was raining “cats and dogs” today.It sure was nice out yesterday.I hope the weather is good this weekend for...
CARD #141.   In America don’t forget to say “Thank You” and “Please”.2.   Thank you very much. That’s very nice of you.3. ...
YOU CAN’T BE POLITE ALL THE TIME!!!Listen. I don’t want any! Go away!You need to get lost and leave me alone.Shut up and s...
CARD #151.   Excuse me. Could you tell me which bus I take to get downtown,     please?2.   Sure. You need to take the Mad...
Asking for Directions:Excuse me. Which way is the Post Office?Straight ahead to the stop sign and then turn right.You can’...
CARD #161.   Pardon me. Do you have change for a dollar?2.   Is four quarters OK? I don’t have anything smaller.3.   No. I...
Money MattersDo you have two dimes and a nickel for a quarter?Do you have anything smaller than a twenty?Don’t forget to a...
CARD #171.   It’s almost time for dinner.2.   Could you help me set the table?3.   OK. How many plates should I set?4.   L...
Dinnertime in AmericaDinner is ready! Everybody come to the table.Did you remember to wash your hands?Please wait until ou...
CARD #181.   Where are we going for vacation this year?2.   Well, we could go to the mountains again.3.   No. We’ve done t...
Vacations are WonderfulDid you remember to bring your swimsuit?It’s fun to take a walk on the beach.We love to swim in the...
CARD #191.   We need to clean the house.2.   Yes. My friends are coming this weekend.3.   Suzy, you can wash the dishes an...
Getting Ready For A PartyWe are going to need some drinks.Yes. And some snack food like potato chips and pretzels.Did you ...
CARD #201.   Hello, Maria. Thank you for coming to my party.2.   Thank you for inviting me. Your house is really lovely.3....
At The PartyHi. My name is Jerry. Would you like to dance?OK. I really like this Latin Salsa Music, don’t you?Yes. It’s gr...
CARD 211. Are you studying English in school?2. Yes. Im taking night classes three times a week.3. Can you learn English j...
Studying English at HomeTo learn a foreign language you must practice at home everyday.It is better to practice 20 minutes...
CARD 221. How was your Grandmothers Birthday Party?2. It was very nice. I baked her a chocolate cake.3. This year I had to...
Getting a PresentOh! This package is beautiful. I wonder what it could be?Wow! This is terrific. Just what I always wanted...
CARD 231. What did you do today?2. Well, lets see. I got up very early this morning.3. I had a job interview and I didnt w...
The Job InterviewIve heard a lot of good things about your company.Everybody says you have the best products on the market...
CARD 241.   Can you tell me about yourself?2.   Well, I was born in Romania but moved to Austria when I was 10 years old.3...
Personal DataI have been here for only about 6 months.I am married and have two children.A boy 8 years old and a girl 6 ye...
CARD 251. What time is your English Class?2. We start at 7:00 p.m. and go until 9:30 p.m.3. How many students are there in...
In the ClassroomWhich one is your desk? That one over there in the corner.I need to sit up front so I can see the board ea...
CARD 261.   I have a flight to Chicago today at 11:00 a.m.2.   You have to Check-In at least an hour before your flight.3....
At the AirportHas anyone given you anything to carry on-board today? No Sir.Have your bags been out of your control at any...
CARD 271. How are you doing today? I am not too good.2. Oh! Whats wrong? Is something the matter?3. Well, its nothing seri...
Customer ServiceHow can I help you Sir?Can you give me my money back?Your product doesnt work.What seems to be the problem...
CARD 281. John. Come in and sit down. Make yourself at home.2. I have to go out back and light the barbecue.3. OK. Ill go ...
On the LawnYou have a very nice backyard.Yes. Its a little too big though.I hate to cut the grass.Do you have a vegetable ...
CARD 291. Hey Steve. What are you doing today?2. Im going over to the Art Museum today to help with a class.3. Come in and...
In the MuseumPlease dont touch the Artworks.Do you like Sculpture or do you prefer the Paintings?I really like the old oil...
CARD 301. I need to fill my car with gas and get the oil changed.2. How are you paying? Cash or Credit Card?3. Can I use m...
At the Gas StationHow much air pressure do I need in the tires?We usually pump them up to about 35 pounds.How often should...
CARD 311. Tom, can I borrow your English book?2. I wish I could lend it to you but yesterday I lost my English book.3. May...
Excuses, ExcusesIm sorry that Im late. The traffic was terrible today.Im sorry that I broke your pencil. I didnt mean to d...
CARD 321. If I were you, Id take a vacation. You need some time off.2. I wish I could but I cant afford one.3. Then, I sug...
Giving Advice and Making SuggestionsI think you should take some time off from work.Me too! What do you recommend?Well, my...
CARD 331. What do you think, Judy, about this coat?2. It really fits you very nicely.3. Dont you agree with me Bob?4. Well...
At The Clothing StoreCan I help you find anything?No thanks. Were just looking.Well. Be sure to ask if you have any questi...
CARD 341. Is that your dog? Whats his name?2. Her name is Daisy. Shes a poodle.3. Do you have any other pets?4. Yes, I hav...
Mans Best FriendCan your dog do any tricks?Sure. Hes very smart. You wont believe what he did yesterday!I dropped some mon...
CARD 351. Excuse me. Can I ask you something?2. Sure. What do you need?3. Were looking for Mrs. Johnsons classroom.4. I th...
Meeting The TeacherExcuse me, can I talk to you for a minute?Your daughter isnt behaving herself in class.Im not following...
CARD 361. Can I ask you something?2. Well, Im kind of busy at the moment.3. It will only take a few minutes.4. O.K. But I ...
Responding To CriticismOh! Im so sorry.I promise it wont happen again.Im sorry to hear that. Please forgive me.Please acce...
CARD 371. Hello, James. Tell me when was your last physical?2. Hello, Doctor. Probably last year when I went out for the B...
At The Doctors OfficeFirst we need to get your vital statistics.How tall are you? What is your weight?Well, John, you woul...
CARD 381. What time is our Business meeting tomorrow?2. The boss wants us all to meet in the Conference room at 9:00 a.m.3...
Meetings, Meetings, and More MeetingsCould you tell us more about your ideas?In other words, you think that we should lowe...
CARD 391. So, how is your English coming along?2. Pretty good. I understand almost everything.3. But I still make mistakes...
Find A FriendThe best way to practice is to find someone that speaks only English.Meet a neighbor or join a Club.Visit a R...
CARD 401. You dont have to leave already, do you?2. Yes. We really must be going.3. Well, I dont want to take up any more ...
Saying Goodbye!!!Goodbye! We love you!Dont forget to write.Do you have my E-Mail address?Come back and see us again soon!!!
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  • English normally forms the Past Tense by adding “ed” to the verb. These are called regular verbs Irregular verbs do not add “ed” and have to be memorized when they are learned.
  • Mr. Stan's English Language Program

    1. 1. Stan Burmich Productions © 2001
    2. 2. HOW TO USE THIS PROGRAM•Read 10 Cards “OUT LOUD” every day•Practice 15 -20 minutes EVERY DAY•LISTEN carefully to the Audio•READING, HEARING and “SAYING” Out Loud•Never read silently
    3. 3. CARD #11. Hello. My name is ___________________ .2. What is your name?3. Good Afternoon. How are you?4. I am fine, thank you. And you?5. Nice to meet you.6. Very nice to meet you too.7. Where are you from?8. I am from Sacramento.9. How long have you been in the United States?10. I have been here about 4 years.
    4. 4. Past Present FutureI was I am I will beYou were You are You will beShe was He/She is She will beWe were We are We will beThey were They are They will be
    5. 5. CARD #21. Do you speak English?2. A little bit. But my sister speaks English very well.3. My brother is learning German in school.4. The best way to learn a language is to visit the country.5. Did you study Spanish in college?6. Do you like English or do you prefer Russian?7. She does not speak Chinese. It is too hard.8. It is a big advantage to speak a foreign language.9. We practice English at home every day.10. Do you want to speak English perfectly?
    6. 6. Past Present Future(yesterday) (today) (tomorrow)I did I do I will doYou did You do You will doShe did He does It will doWe did We do We will doThey did They do They will do
    7. 7. CARD #31. I have to go to the supermarket today.2. Yesterday they had a sale on vegetables.3. I really like fresh fruit.4. She hopes they have some fish left.5. They had some yesterday.6. I know they will be out by tomorrow.7. Do you have the time?8. Yes. It is 6:30.9. I have to go to English class at 7:00.10. She has worked too hard today.
    8. 8. Yesterday Today TomorrowI had I have I will haveYou had You have You will haveShe had He/She has She will haveWe had We have We will haveThey had They have They will have
    9. 9. CARD #41. My sister lives in a big apartment building.2. She goes to work on the bus.3. I live in a small house.4. I go to school in my old car.5. My wife went to work on a bicycle.6. She will ride her bicycle in the big race.7. My house has three bathrooms.8. We need to do more work around the house.9. Do you have any money?10. I don’t have enough to fix my house.
    10. 10. Yesterday Today Tomorrow(past) (present) (future)I went I go I will goYou went You go You will goShe went She goes He will goWe went We go We will goThey went They go They will go
    11. 11. CARD #51. Good afternoon. How are you doing?2. Not too bad. I have some homework this evening.3. I have an English class tomorrow morning.4. What time do you have to get up?5. Well, I leave home about 7:30.6. When will you get back?7. I don’t know . . . . sometime after noon.8. Would you like to have dinner together?9. I’m sorry. I can’t. I made other plans.10. Oh! That’s too bad. Maybe another time.
    12. 12. Past Present Future(regular)Talked Talk Will TalkWalked Walk Will WalkWanted Want Will Want(irregular)Went Go Will GoGot Get Will GetLeft Leave Will Leave
    13. 13. CARD #61. Yesterday I walked for 3 miles.2. Tomorrow I will walk to the store.3. Do you walk a lot?4. Not really. I don’t have the time.5. What do you do?6. I study English at night and work during the day.7. What kind of work do you do?8. I work in construction building offices.9. That must be very difficult work.10. It is but it is also very rewarding.
    14. 14. Yesterday Today TomorrowStudied Study Will StudyWatched Watch Will WatchCalled Call Will CallVisited Visit Will Visit(but irregular)Taught Teach Will Teach
    15. 15. CARD #71. Hi. This is my sister.2. Oh. Hello. What is her name?3. Her name is Anna. She’s 19 years old.4. Is she living with you now in Sacramento?5. No. She is living with my brother.6. I didn’t know you had a brother.7. Sure. I have two brothers and two sisters.8. You have two of everything. Two cars, two jobs and two sisters.9. Well, you can’t have too much of some things.10. Right. Like Chocolate and Cash.
    16. 16. PLURALS . . . add “s” or “es”(one) (many)Brother BrothersSister SistersWindow WindowsClass Classes(irregular)Child ChildrenMan MenWoman WomenMouse Mice
    17. 17. CARD #81. I heard you just got married.2. When was the wedding?3. Last Sunday at St. Paul’s Church.4. It must have been a beautiful ceremony.5. Oh. It was. The music was terrific.6. I’m sure that Mike will be a good husband.7. What kind of work does he do?8. He works for the Sheriff’s Department.9. Is he working days or nights?10. He just changed to nights. It pays better.
    18. 18. From Sunrise to 12:00 noon – “Good Morning”From 12:00 noon until Sunset – “Good Afternoon”Then “Good Evening” . . . . .coming! “Good Night” . . . . . . . . leaving! or going to bed!
    19. 19. CARD #91. Hello. Welcome to Joe’s Restaurant.2. My name is Todd and I’ll be your server.3. Our specials tonight are Salmon and Prime Rib.4. What would you recommend?5. Well, they are both very good.6. OK, I’ll have the Prime Rib with Baked Potato.7. Would you like Soup or Salad?8. I’ll have the Salad with Oil and Vinegar.9. What is the soup today?10. We have French Onion or Vegetable Beef.
    20. 20. DESSERTWould you like coffee with dessert?Yes. I’d like some coffee.Do you take cream and sugar?No. Just black.
    21. 21. CARD #101. How are you feeling today?2. Not too good. I’ve been sick all week.3. Have you gone to the Doctor?4. No. Not yet. I have an appointment tomorrow at 3:00 o’clock.5. Have you taken any medicine?6. I don’t really like to take pills.7. Aspirin may help. You should try it.8. OK. I’ll take some tonight before going to bed.9. Well, I hope you feel better soon.10. I’m sure I’ll be fine.
    22. 22. On The Telephone:Hello. Can I make an appointment for tomorrow afternoon? (Doctor or Dentist)Hello. Can I make a reservation for tonight around 8:00 p.m. (Restaurant or Theater)
    23. 23. CARD #111. I need some new clothes for work.2. My husband says it’s not in the budget.3. We can’t charge it on a Credit Card.4. The interest on credit cards is too high.5. If we watch our budget maybe we can save some money for Christmas.6. How much money are you saving for retirement?7. First we need to save for the Children’s College.8. Well, they can always work part time.9. We are hoping for a Soccer Scholarship.10. Better to save. You can’t depend on luck.
    24. 24. At the Bank:Can I open an Account? Sure. Savings or Checking?Actually, I need both. And do you sell CD’s? Of Course.We can even help you with an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
    25. 25. CARD #121. John let me introduce you to my friend Bill.2. John Smith, this is my friend Bill Adams.3. Bill plays soccer for the Sacramento Knights.4. Nice to meet you Bill. I’m a big fan.5. Oh. Do you like soccer?6. I love soccer but I played basketball in high school.7. Did you guys win your game tonight?8. No. We lost but we beat Dallas yesterday.9. They won the Championship last year, didn’t they?10. Yes. But we will win it this year.
    26. 26. Past Present Future(last year) (right now) (next year)I won/lost I win/lose I will win/will loseYou won/lost You win/lose You will win/will loseHe won/lost She wins/loses He will win/will loseWe won/lost We win/lose We will win/will loseThey won/lost They win/lose They will win/will lose
    27. 27. CARD #131. Good evening. It sure is a nice night, isn’t it?2. Yes it is. The weather was great today.3. Very warm days. Last year it was very cold by this time.4. Does it ever snow here in winter?5. No, but it rains a lot. Almost every day.6. It never rains in Sacramento during the summer.7. But you have snow in the mountains, don’t you?8. Oh, yes, and the skiing is terrific.9. You should see the beautiful sunsets in the mountains.10. I would like to go there on vacation.
    28. 28. The WeatherIt was raining “cats and dogs” today.It sure was nice out yesterday.I hope the weather is good this weekend for our picnic.It will probably snow and be foggy all day.
    29. 29. CARD #141. In America don’t forget to say “Thank You” and “Please”.2. Thank you very much. That’s very nice of you.3. Could you please pass the salt and pepper?4. Can you help me please? How do I get to the Airport?5. Excuse me. Is this seat taken?6. I’m very sorry, I’m saving it for my husband.7. Oh that’s OK. I’ll find another one. Thank you anyway.8. Pardon me. Could you repeat that please.9. I’m sorry, I didn’t hear you.10. Oh, that doesn’t matter. I’m sure you didn’t do it on purpose.
    30. 30. YOU CAN’T BE POLITE ALL THE TIME!!!Listen. I don’t want any! Go away!You need to get lost and leave me alone.Shut up and sit down!You are really getting on my nerves.
    31. 31. CARD #151. Excuse me. Could you tell me which bus I take to get downtown, please?2. Sure. You need to take the Madison Avenue bus east and change at Watt.3. Does the Watt Avenue bus run north and south?4. Yes. And the southbound bus goes all the way.5. Is it very far from here?6. Yes, it is too far to walk.7. But there is a train station very close.8. Oh. Can I take the train instead of the bus?9. Sure. It’s faster and you don’t have to change.10. I didn’t know they had a direct line downtown. Thank you very much.
    32. 32. Asking for Directions:Excuse me. Which way is the Post Office?Straight ahead to the stop sign and then turn right.You can’t miss it. It’s the big building on the right hand side.The one across the street from the mall?Yes. That’s it. Thank you very much. Don’t mention it.
    33. 33. CARD #161. Pardon me. Do you have change for a dollar?2. Is four quarters OK? I don’t have anything smaller.3. No. I need a dime for the telephone.4. You can always call collect.5. Yes. But it costs a lot more.6. Maybe there is a change machine in the Bank.7. The coke machine takes coins or dollar bills.8. Do you have enough money for the parking meter?9. Do you have time to go to the store today?10. I have a lot of studying to do for English class.
    34. 34. Money MattersDo you have two dimes and a nickel for a quarter?Do you have anything smaller than a twenty?Don’t forget to add 15% to the bill for the tip.
    35. 35. CARD #171. It’s almost time for dinner.2. Could you help me set the table?3. OK. How many plates should I set?4. Let’s see. We will need 6. Uncle Jim is coming.5. Mom. Where do I put the fork, knife and spoon?6. Here let me show you. There like that.7. Thanks. What are we having for dinner tonight?8. We are having Roast Beef with mashed potatoes and gravy.9. Umm. That sounds good. What about dessert?10. Your father’s favorite, chocolate cake with raspberries.
    36. 36. Dinnertime in AmericaDinner is ready! Everybody come to the table.Did you remember to wash your hands?Please wait until our guests are served.Don’t forget to ask your father to be excused from the table after dinner.
    37. 37. CARD #181. Where are we going for vacation this year?2. Well, we could go to the mountains again.3. No. We’ve done that three years in a row.4. OK. How about going to the beach this time.5. Great. We should go to Big Sur or Carmel-by-the-Sea.6. That would be lovely this time of year.7. It’s hard to beat sea, surf and sand.8. Don’t forget about sunshine. Do you think it will rain?9. I don’t care. There are lots of things to do even if it does rain.10. Sure. We can build a fire in the fireplace and enjoy some classical music.
    38. 38. Vacations are WonderfulDid you remember to bring your swimsuit?It’s fun to take a walk on the beach.We love to swim in the ocean.And the seafood is delicious in the restaurant.What do you like to do on vacation besides sleep?
    39. 39. CARD #191. We need to clean the house.2. Yes. My friends are coming this weekend.3. Suzy, you can wash the dishes and your brother can dry them.4. I will vacuum the carpet.5. When your father gets home he can clean out the garage.6. Who wants to dust the furniture?7. Put those papers in the trashcan.8. OK. I will take out the garbage.9. Don’t forget to put your clothes away.10. You can do the laundry tomorrow.
    40. 40. Getting Ready For A PartyWe are going to need some drinks.Yes. And some snack food like potato chips and pretzels.Did you bring your CD’s for the music?Sure. And I brought some balloons for the kids to play with.
    41. 41. CARD #201. Hello, Maria. Thank you for coming to my party.2. Thank you for inviting me. Your house is really lovely.3. Have you met my husband, Fred?4. Nice to meet you finally Maria. My wife has told me so much about you.5. Can I offer you something to drink?6. A glass of white wine would be nice.7. Help yourself to the food.8. Oh. It all looks delicious. What is this?9. That is a vegetable dip for the chips.10. Let me introduce you to some of our other guests.
    42. 42. At The PartyHi. My name is Jerry. Would you like to dance?OK. I really like this Latin Salsa Music, don’t you?Yes. It’s great. But it’s hard to talk. The music is a little bit too loud.Let’s take our drinks outside where we can talk and get some fresh air.
    43. 43. CARD 211. Are you studying English in school?2. Yes. Im taking night classes three times a week.3. Can you learn English just by going to 3 classes a week?4. Not really. I have to practice at home every day too.5. How much homework do you have?6. Its not that much. We have cards that you read aloud.7. By reading them out loud it helps perfect my English accent.8. We also read stories out loud to build vocabulary.9. Why do you always say the words aloud?10. Because it trains the muscles and tongue to say the words properly.
    44. 44. Studying English at HomeTo learn a foreign language you must practice at home everyday.It is better to practice 20 minutes everyday than to study longer but skip days.I always go to every class. I never miss a day of practice.My English is getting better and better. “Out Loud”
    45. 45. CARD 221. How was your Grandmothers Birthday Party?2. It was very nice. I baked her a chocolate cake.3. This year I had to help her blow out the candles.4. Did she get very many gifts?5. Oh, did she ever. All my aunts, uncles, and cousins were there.6. What did your mother and father buy her?7. They bought her a very nice present. They gave her a photo album of all her children and grandchildren.8. You should have seen her smile when I took her picture.9. Did everyone sing "Happy Birthday" to her?10. Yes. And then she cut the cake and opened the birthday cards.
    46. 46. Getting a PresentOh! This package is beautiful. I wonder what it could be?Wow! This is terrific. Just what I always wanted.How did you know what size to buy? It fits perfectly.You shouldnt have spent so much money on my gift.How can I ever thank you?
    47. 47. CARD 231. What did you do today?2. Well, lets see. I got up very early this morning.3. I had a job interview and I didnt want to be late.4. I brushed my teeth, took a shower, and got dressed.5. Did you wear a suit and tie to the meeting?6. Yes. And I took my briefcase and a pen and paper in case I needed to take notes.7. Was the interview completely in English?8. Completely! I think I did very well actually.9. It really helped to practice introductions and meetings in my English Class.10. Do you think you got the job?
    48. 48. The Job InterviewIve heard a lot of good things about your company.Everybody says you have the best products on the market today.Im really very interested in the opening. Can you tell me more about whatyou are looking for?How soon would you want me to start? My present company has been verygood to me and I would want to give them at least two weeks notice.
    49. 49. CARD 241. Can you tell me about yourself?2. Well, I was born in Romania but moved to Austria when I was 10 years old.3. So you speak both Romanian and German fluently.4. Yes. I do but Im afraid my English is not exactly perfect yet.5. I think your English is very good. How long have you been studying?6. Only about 3 months now. My class lasts until June so I hope Ill get better.7. You are doing very well for only 3 months. Im sure it will be very good by the time you graduate.8. What kind of job are you hoping to get?9. Well, in Germany I worked as a Chemist.10. Here in the United States I will take part-time work while I study English.
    50. 50. Personal DataI have been here for only about 6 months.I am married and have two children.A boy 8 years old and a girl 6 years old.Both of them are in school here and already speak and understand Englishvery well.If I can find a job my wife and I are hoping to buy a small house.
    51. 51. CARD 251. What time is your English Class?2. We start at 7:00 p.m. and go until 9:30 p.m.3. How many students are there in your Class?4. We usually have about 20 students show up.5. You mean some students actually skip class?6. Not too often. If you miss class it will slow your progress.7. Do you use computers to study English?8. We dont in the beginning class but the advanced class does.9. What do you like most in your class?10. I like the stories if they are not too hard to understand.
    52. 52. In the ClassroomWhich one is your desk? That one over there in the corner.I need to sit up front so I can see the board easier.Is your Teacher funny? Well, he thinks he is . . . .Do you read all your cards everyday?Yes. I practice at home and then the Teacher listens to us in class.
    53. 53. CARD 261. I have a flight to Chicago today at 11:00 a.m.2. You have to Check-In at least an hour before your flight.3. I know and I have a lot of bags to check too.4. Do you have any carry-on luggage?5. Yes. Just one small suitcase that I like to keep with me.6. It has all my overnight stuff in case my bags get lost.7. You mean like your toothbrush and toothpaste?8. Yes. Plus pajamas and clean underwear.9. I always like to take a good book to read on the flight.10. Well? Can you drop me off at the gate this morning?
    54. 54. At the AirportHas anyone given you anything to carry on-board today? No Sir.Have your bags been out of your control at anytime? No Sir.OK. You are checked all the way to Chicago.Thank you very much. Heres something for you.Have a Nice Day! You too!
    55. 55. CARD 271. How are you doing today? I am not too good.2. Oh! Whats wrong? Is something the matter?3. Well, its nothing serious. Just a lot of little problems.4. Do you want to tell me about it?5. Yesterday my sink got stopped up and now its leaking water on my floor.6. Bad news. Plumbers are very expensive these days.7. Thats not all. I tried to fix it myself and broke the water faucet.8. Thats not so bad. You can replace that yourself.9. Well, I already tried and now the pipe is broken.10. Look you better just call the repairman and pay someone to do it right.
    56. 56. Customer ServiceHow can I help you Sir?Can you give me my money back?Your product doesnt work.What seems to be the problem?Can I speak with the manager?
    57. 57. CARD 281. John. Come in and sit down. Make yourself at home.2. I have to go out back and light the barbecue.3. OK. Ill go outside with you and keep you company.4. Great. Give me a hand will you. Bring the salt and pepper with you.5. OK. Do you need anything else?6. No. I have the hot dogs and the hamburgers.7. The rest of the stuff is already out there.8. Do you cook out a lot?9. As much as possible. My wife isnt a very good cook.10. But I prefer a thick, juicy steak myself.
    58. 58. On the LawnYou have a very nice backyard.Yes. Its a little too big though.I hate to cut the grass.Do you have a vegetable garden?No. Just some flowers that I planted.
    59. 59. CARD 291. Hey Steve. What are you doing today?2. Im going over to the Art Museum today to help with a class.3. Come in and tell me all about it.4. Thanks. Well, they need someone to tell the school kids about art.5. Sit down. Make yourself comfortable. Would you like anything?6. Oh. No Thanks. I just finished eating.7. Do you know a lot about art?8. No. You dont have to know about art to volunteer.9. Why are you doing it?10. Because its a good way to meet people and to practice my English at the same time.
    60. 60. In the MuseumPlease dont touch the Artworks.Do you like Sculpture or do you prefer the Paintings?I really like the old oil paintings myself.Have you ever tried to learn how to paint?Oh! I dont think I have the talent for painting.You never know until you try!
    61. 61. CARD 301. I need to fill my car with gas and get the oil changed.2. How are you paying? Cash or Credit Card?3. Can I use my ATM Card?4. Sure. Just slide the card through the slot and enter your PIN number.5. Do you want any cash back?6. Yes. Can you give me $30.00 and I also need a new air filter.7. OK. Here you go. Is there anything else I can help you with?8. Well, I need to rotate and balance the tires.9. Sure. We can do that. We always check the brakes at the same time.10. Good. If it wont take too long Ill wait in the lobby.
    62. 62. At the Gas StationHow much air pressure do I need in the tires?We usually pump them up to about 35 pounds.How often should I change the oil and rotate the tires?We recommend every 5,000 miles at least.
    63. 63. CARD 311. Tom, can I borrow your English book?2. I wish I could lend it to you but yesterday I lost my English book.3. Maybe you could get another one from the library.4. O.K. In the meantime can I take a look at your notes from English Class last week?5. Sure. Why didnt you go to class last week?6. I told the teacher that I was sick but that was just an excuse.7. The truth is that I went to San Francisco with my girlfriend for a couple of days.8. Man. You shouldnt make up excuses like that.9. Besides, youll never learn English if you dont study every day and go to class.10. O.K. No more excuses. May I please borrow a piece of paper and a pencil?
    64. 64. Excuses, ExcusesIm sorry that Im late. The traffic was terrible today.Im sorry that I broke your pencil. I didnt mean to do it.Im sorry I forgot about our date. Ive just been so busy lately.Can you ever forgive me?
    65. 65. CARD 321. If I were you, Id take a vacation. You need some time off.2. I wish I could but I cant afford one.3. Then, I suggest that you go camping.4. Its cheap and the forest is beautiful this time of year.5. Thats a great idea! Why dont you come with me?6. That would be fun and I have a tent and sleeping bags.7. Great! I have some camping equipment myself that we can use.8. Do you know how to start a campfire?9. Yes, but in California you need to get a fire permit from the Forest Ranger Station first.10. This is going to be so much fun. I love to hike in the mountains.
    66. 66. Giving Advice and Making SuggestionsI think you should take some time off from work.Me too! What do you recommend?Well, my advice is to look for a better job.And I think you should mind your own business!Well, I think you owe me an apology! O.K. I apologize.
    67. 67. CARD 331. What do you think, Judy, about this coat?2. It really fits you very nicely.3. Dont you agree with me Bob?4. Well, yes, but the color would be better if it were darker.5. I agree with Bob. It is too light.6. Why dont you try on a different style?7. Thats a good idea. I need some new shirts and a black belt too.8. Do you like solid colors or do you prefer stripes?9. For work I need shirts that I can wear with a tie.10. Whats your opinion of this one? Oh! Thats ugly!
    68. 68. At The Clothing StoreCan I help you find anything?No thanks. Were just looking.Well. Be sure to ask if you have any questions.O.K. Do you have anything on sale today?Sure. What size do you wear?
    69. 69. CARD 341. Is that your dog? Whats his name?2. Her name is Daisy. Shes a poodle.3. Do you have any other pets?4. Yes, I have two cats and a goldfish.5. What about you? Do you like animals?6. Well I do but they are very expensive.7. Tell me about it. My pets cost me a fortune in food and vet bills.8. I heard that pet birds can be really costly.9. Yes. I have a friend that has to buy special food for his pet snake.10. Don tell me! I dont want to know!
    70. 70. Mans Best FriendCan your dog do any tricks?Sure. Hes very smart. You wont believe what he did yesterday!I dropped some money in the river and he jumped in to get it for me.He brought back a big fish and 25 cents in change!!!
    71. 71. CARD 351. Excuse me. Can I ask you something?2. Sure. What do you need?3. Were looking for Mrs. Johnsons classroom.4. I think shes in Building B. Down this hallway and then turn left.5. Hello. Were the Smiths. Our son Tommy is in your class.6. Oh. How nice to meet you. Thanks for coming in for the Parent- Teacher Conference.7. Hows Tommy doing? His grades are pretty good.8. Hes a good student. He might be able to do even better with a little more work.9. Does he study at home in the evenings?10. Hes pretty good. Sometimes we have to make him turn off the TV.
    72. 72. Meeting The TeacherExcuse me, can I talk to you for a minute?Your daughter isnt behaving herself in class.Im not following you. What is she doing?Shes not paying attention in class, talking to her neighbors, and disturbingthe other students, things like that.Well, it was nice talking to you.
    73. 73. CARD 361. Can I ask you something?2. Well, Im kind of busy at the moment.3. It will only take a few minutes.4. O.K. But I have a business meeting in 15 minutes so it will have to be fast.5. Maybe it would be better if we set up another time to get together.6. Id love to continue this conversation, but I really do have to go now.7. Well, I dont want to take up any more of your time.8. Sorry Im so rushed right now. Maybe we can get together tomorrow.9. Oh. I understand completely. Thanks anyway.10. Please forgive me. I really have to run now.
    74. 74. Responding To CriticismOh! Im so sorry.I promise it wont happen again.Im sorry to hear that. Please forgive me.Please accept my apology.
    75. 75. CARD 371. Hello, James. Tell me when was your last physical?2. Hello, Doctor. Probably last year when I went out for the Basketball team.3. So is this your last year in School?4. Yes. I am studying English Literature and hope to be a teacher.5. Excellent. What seems to be the problem today?6. I have frequent backaches and headaches.7. Are you getting enough exercise on a daily basis?8. Not much. Not since Basketball season ended.9. How about nutrition? Well, doctor, Ive been on a diet actually.10. You need more protein in your diet and regular exercise.
    76. 76. At The Doctors OfficeFirst we need to get your vital statistics.How tall are you? What is your weight?Well, John, you would be the perfect weight if you were just 8 feet tall.Take two (2) of these daily. One is Vitamin E and the other is for theheadaches.
    77. 77. CARD 381. What time is our Business meeting tomorrow?2. The boss wants us all to meet in the Conference room at 9:00 a.m.3. Do you know whats on the Agenda?4. Were going to talk about new product ideas first, I know that much.5. And probably cost reductions. Were always trying to cut costs around here.6. Well, profits are always slim during a recession.7. Why dont we just raise our prices? That would increase our profit.8. I disagree with you. We would just sell less.9. Im not sure I agree with that.10. It seems to me that we have a product people really want.
    78. 78. Meetings, Meetings, and More MeetingsCould you tell us more about your ideas?In other words, you think that we should lower our prices.Sorry for interrupting, but that just wont work either.Not everyone will agree with me, but heres what I think we should do.
    79. 79. CARD 391. So, how is your English coming along?2. Pretty good. I understand almost everything.3. But I still make mistakes once in awhile.4. Well, its hard work to learn a foreign language.5. Yes. My teacher says it sometimes takes years to master.6. And you have to practice every day. Otherwise you will begin to forget the words again.7. If you cant find someone to talk to you can buy English tapes to practice with at home.8. Yes. And reading a lot of books or newspapers keeps your vocabulary up.9. Movies and TV shows are good practice too.10. But they use so much slang its hard to follow.
    80. 80. Find A FriendThe best way to practice is to find someone that speaks only English.Meet a neighbor or join a Club.Visit a Retirement (Assisted Living) Home and ask for someone who needscompany and would like to meet a new friend.Of course, the best way is to get a handsome American boyfriend.
    81. 81. CARD 401. You dont have to leave already, do you?2. Yes. We really must be going.3. Well, I dont want to take up any more of your time.4. Id love to continue this conversation, but I just have so much to do today.5. I understand. Maybe we can get together again sometime.6. Id like that. Call me and well get together for lunch. O.K.?7. That would be great! Ill talk to you again soon.8. Take it easy. See you later.9. I cant tell you how much Im going to miss you.10. Ive got to go now! I hate good-byes!
    82. 82. Saying Goodbye!!!Goodbye! We love you!Dont forget to write.Do you have my E-Mail address?Come back and see us again soon!!!

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