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English Discoveries

Basic 1Student Workbook

COPYRIGHT NOTICEAll rights are reserved. No part of these materials may be reproduced,photocopied, transmitted or translated in any form or by any meanswithout permission in writing from Edusoft Ltd.

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Dear Student,

Welcome to the English Discoveries Student Workbook – Basic 1.

This workbook is especially for you! It will help you use, practice and progress in English.

Each unit of the workbook corresponds directly to a unit in the English Discoveries Basic 1 course.

You should use this workbook together with the course. For example, after you do the Listening

section from the course, we recommend you do the Listening section in the workbook. Your workbook

also contains copies of the Explore texts from the English Discoveries course, so you can refer to its

content when you are away from the computer.

Each unit in the workbook has four sections: Listening, Reading, Speaking and Grammar.

• The Listening section will help you practice your listening skills. A variety of genres such as voice

mail messages, radio programs and TV video clips are included.

• The Reading section will reinforce your understanding of different kinds of reading texts such as

postcards, ads, stories and newspaper articles.

• The Speaking section will give you the opportunity to practice different speaking functions such as

ordering a meal in a restaurant, asking for directions, making suggestions, etc.

• The Grammar section will help you practice the main points of the online unit within the context of

the unit theme. This way you will learn to use grammar structures in real-life situations.

Special emphasis has been given throughout the workbook to speaking and writing activities and you

will see that you have a lot of opportunity to express yourself in both spoken and written English.

We hope you enjoy using this program and wish you lots of luck!

The English Discoveries Team

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UNIT 1Meet a Rock Star . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7

UNIT 2Against the Law . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13

UNIT 3At the Restaurant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19

UNIT 4Going Out . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27

UNIT 5On a Business Trip . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33

UNIT 6About People . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39

UNIT 7For Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45

UNIT 8On the Move . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51


Explore Texts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57

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a. What can you do? Mark the sentences that are true for you.

1. I can play a guitar.

2. I can write rock songs.

3. I can speak English.

4. I can play the piano.

5. I can dance.


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d. Imagine you are a radio reporter reporting on a rock concert. Write a dialogue between yourself and the radio announcer. Use the sentences from c. to help you.

Radio announcer: Let’s go to our reporter now at the jazz/classical/rock concert in

Tokyo/London/San Francisco. Who can you see at the concert?


Radio announcer: Are there a lot of people at the concert?


Radio announcer: Is everyone having a good time?


e. Practice your dialogue with a partner.

b. Write three more sentences about what you can do.

1. I can .

2. I can .

3. I can .

c. Linda Chavez is reporting on another rock concert to radio announcer, Bill Winters.Which sentences are NOT part of their conversation?

1. Can you hear me, Linda?

2. Yes, I can, Bill.

3. Are you a reporter?

4. Are there a lot of people at the concert?

5. Yes, there are.

6. Who can you see, Linda?

7. I can play the guitar.

8. I can see the rock star, Maxi.


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My name is Maria. I am twenty-two years old. I’m English, but I live in Paris.I am an artist. I speak Italian, French and English. I likeclassical music, watching movies and traveling. I amlooking for a boyfriend. Write: P. O. Box 93048, Paris, France.


a. Match these personal ads to the pictures of the people who wrote them.

My name is Elena. I live in New York. I am twenty-seven years old. I am aradio reporter. I speak English and Italian. I like rockmusic and dancing. I love junk food! I am looking for aboyfriend. Write: P. O. Box 456, New York, N.Y.

b. Complete the table below about Maria and Elena.

1. She lives in New York.

2. She is an artist.

3. She is from England.

4. She likes rock music.

5. She is looking for a boyfriend.








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c. Josh is looking for a girlfriend. Read his personals ad and decide who Josh should meet– Maria or Elena? Why?

Josh should meet because


d. Read the sentences below about Josh. Mark if they are true or false.

1. Josh likes to watch movies.

2. Josh likes rock and roll music.

3. Josh likes junk food.

4. Josh likes to travel.

e. Write your own personals ad. Use the words and phrases from a. and c.


My name is Josh. I am thirty-one years old. I speak English and French. I am looking for a girlfriend. I love movies and classical music. I love healthy food and I like to travel. Write: P.O. Box 789, London.


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b. How well do you remember the dialogue from the Speaking section? Matchthe answers below to the right questions.


Questions Answers

1. Is this the right hotel? a. I don’t know. That isn’t in the newspaper story.

2. How do you know? b. Yes, Maxi is staying here.

3. What room is she in? c. There’s a story about her in the newspaper.

c. Imagine you and your friend are looking for someone famous. Complete the dialoguebelow:

You: Is this the right cinema/theater/concert hall?

Your friend:

You: He/She is? How do you know?

Your friend:

You: Well, when does he/she arrive?

Your friend:

d. Practice your dialogue with a partner.

a. Match the words from columns A and B to make phrases from this unit.


1. hotel a. star

2. rock b. hall

3. concert c. story

4. newspaper d. room

5. radio e. station




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a. Debbie is telling her friend, Linda, about her new boyfriend. Complete their dialogue bymatching the answers to the questions.


Questions Answers

1. So, how’s your new boyfriend? a. He’s the same age as me – 28.

2. What does he do? b. Yes, he is. He’s from New York.

3. Wow! Is he famous? c. Yes, he’s very good-looking.

4. Is he good-looking? d. He’s great.

5. How old is he? e. He’s a rock and roll singer.

6. Is he American? f. No, he’s not.

b. Describe your ideal boyfriend/girlfriend. Answer the questions below.

1. Is he/she the same age as you?

2. Is he/she good looking?

3. Does he/she speak English?

4. What does he/she do?

c. Tell your partner about your ideal boyfriend/girlfriend.


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B A S I C 1 U N I T 2


a. Which of the following words and expressions can you use in a formal conversation andwhich in an informal conversation?

Formal Informal

1. Mr. Montenegro

2. How do you do?

3. Thanks.

4. Sergio.

5. Hi!

6. Thank you.

7. Nice to meet you.


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b. Susan Bailey and Mr. Montenegro met each other for the first time in the video. Mark the sentences below that you can use to introduce people to each other.

1. Nice to meet you!

2. Can I have a menu, please?

3. This is my friend from New York.

4. How do you do?

5. Thank you.

6. Yes, it is.

7. How are you?

8. Please call me Sergio.

c. Susan is introducing Mr. Montenegro to another friend of hers. Use the sentences aboveto complete the dialogue.

Susan: Hello, Mr. Montenegro! (1) ?

Mr. Montenegro: Fine, thanks, Susan. How are you?

Susan: Great! Mr. Montenegro, (2) , Tom Smith.

Mr. Montenegro: (3) , Mr. Smith!

Mr. Smith: (4) , Mr. Montenegro?

Mr. Montenegro: (5) Sergio!

d. Practice the dialogue from b. in groups of three. Take turns introducing each other.


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a. Do you remember the characters from the story “Follow That Man”? Write the characters’names below their pictures. Use the Explore text on pages 60, 61 to help you.


b. Answer the questions below about the characters from the story. Write full sentences.Compare your answers with your partner’s.

1. Who is touring New York City?

2. Who steals wallets?

3. Who is wearing a blue suit?

4. Who can’t find his/her wallet?

5. Who finds the thief?

6. Who sees the police officer?

7. Who recognizes the thief?

8. Who likes nice restaurants?

Sam and Becky • Nate the Napkin • police officer

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c. Read what happened next to the characters in “Follow That Man.”

Follow That Man - Part 2

“Just a minute, Officer, I’m finishing my coffee,” says Nate the Napkin.

“Oh no, you’re not Nate! I know you,” answers the police officer.

“Come with me please!”

“But Officer, I haven’t paid for my lunch!” says Nate.

“Yes, you must pay for your lunch.” says the police officer. “But do you

have any money?”

“Yes, Officer, I have a wallet!” says Nate the Napkin.

“You have my wallet!” shouts Becky.

Nate takes out a wallet to pay for his lunch.

“That’s not my wallet!” says Becky.

“No, that’s my wallet!” shouts the police officer.

d. Did you understand the end of the story? Mark if the sentences below are true or false.

1. Nate is drinking tea.

2. Nate is eating his dinner.

3. The police officer asks Nate to come with him.

4. Nate has no money to pay for his lunch.

5. Nate has the police officer’s wallet.

6. Nate has Becky’s wallet.



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a. Here is another dialogue between a police officer and a driver. Use the words below tocomplete the sentences.


driving • how much • ticket • money • why

Police Officer: OK, young man, I’m giving you a speeding (1) .

Man: (2) are you doing that?

Police Officer: I’m giving you a ticket because you are (3)

too fast!

Man: Oh no! A ticket! (4) is it?

Police Officer: It’s fifty dollars.

Man: Fifty dollars! But I’m a student and I don’t have any (5) !

b. Imagine that a police officer gives you a ticket. Mark the sentences you can use to make anexcuse.

1. But I only have ten dollars!

2. But I’m a student!

3. But I’m finishing my coffee!

4. But my wallet is gone!

5. But I’m very sorry!

c. Practice with a partner. A police officer has stopped you in your car. Use the phrases aboveto help you.



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a. Who can say these sentences? Copy them under the right heading and then write another sentence using this/that/these/those.

That man’s a thief! Stop! That’s my wallet.

Oh dear! Those men are police officers. Is this the thief?

Is this your wallet? This is a great restaurant!


Nate the Napkin Becky The police officer

b. The police officer is interviewing everyone at the police station. Complete the dialogueusing short answers.

Police officer: Is your name Becky Smith?

Becky: Yes, (1) .

Police officer: Are you and Sam tourists?

Becky: Yes, (2) .

Police officer: Is this the man who pushed you?

Becky: Yes, (3) . That’s him!

Police officer: Becky, is this your wallet?

Becky: No, (4) .

Nate: You see, it’s my wallet!

Police officer: No, (5) . It’s my wallet!

c. Practice the dialogue from b. with a partner.

it is



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a. The International Café is organizing its menu. Help by matching the correct titles to thefoods below.


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chow “mein” hamburgers salsa pasta

egg-roll hot dogs tacos pizza

green tea French fries beer lasagna


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Are you looking for a good restaurant?

Then the Italian café is the (1) for you!

We make (2) Italian food.

We have (3) and a lot of

(4) kinds of pasta.

We’re open Monday through (5)

for lunch and (6) .

Our (7) is

34 Milano Street.

b. Complete this restaurant ad with the words below.

c. Write an ad for a restaurant. Include the following information in your ad:

• The name of the restaurant.

• The type of food the restaurant serves.

• The times when the restaurant is open.

• The address of the restaurant.

address • delicious • different • dinner • pizza • restaurant • Sunday


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VisitHamburger City!

It’s the restaurant for you.We have seven different kinds of

hamburgers.This week the hamburgers

come with French fries and a free drink for only $8.95

Hamburger City Restaurant is on

479 High Street.

We are open for lunch and dinner,

Monday - Friday.


Visit theRendezvousRestaurant!

We make delicious French food. We have fresh fish, salads and great

French bread.This week all meals come with a

free drink!All meals are $10.95

The Rendezvous Restaurant is open

everyday for lunch on 972 Spring Street.


a. Read the restaurant ads and answer the questions which follow.

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b. Correct the sentences below according to the ads in a.

1. Hamburger City makes three different kinds of hamburgers.

2. The Rendezvous Restaurant isn’t open for lunch.

3. Hamburger City is on 972 Spring Street.

4. The Rendezvous Restaurant serves Mexican food.

5. The meals at Hamburger City cost $10.95.

c. Which restaurant would you like to have dinner at tonight? Discuss with a partner.

I would like to have dinner at ,

because .


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a. A man is taking his girlfriend to lunch at an American restaurant. Match thequestions she asks to his answers.

Questions Answers

1. Are the hamburgers good here? a. Well, they’re not as good as the hamburgers.

2. Are the hot dogs good? b. I don’t know, I only drink tea.

3. What about the French fries? c. Yes, they’re very good.

4. How is the coffee? d. Yes, they’re excellent! The fries are my favorite.

b. You are visiting the International Restaurant with a friend. Your friend knows therestaurant but you don’t. Write a dialogue asking your friend about the food on the menubelow. Use the words and phrases from a. to help you.

International Restaurant MenuHamburgers ............ $3.55 French Bread ................................. $0.75

Hot Dogs................. $3.25 Tacos with beans, chicken or beef $3.55

French Fries ............ $1.90 French Onion Soup........................ $2.95

Mexican Beer .......... $1.50 Dessert – Chocolate Ice Cream..... $2.25

Chinese Tea ............ $1.00 Dessert – Cheese Cake ................. $1.95


Your friend:


Your friend:


Your friend:


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a. Look at this picture of a busy restaurant. Use the words in the table to write five positivesentences and five negative sentences about the picture.


any waiters listening to a menu

one children eating to customers

There is / isn’t some people reading tea

There are / aren’t a lot of man talking dessert

a woman drinking music

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Positive sentences






Negative sentences






b. Close your book and tell your partner what you remember from the picture.

c. Answer the following questions about your English classroom. Use full sentences.

1. Is there a computer in your classroom?

2. Are there a lot of students?

3. Are there any pictures on the walls?

4. Is there a blackboard?

5. Is there a lot of noise?


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d. Look at the restaurant ads below. Complete the sentences with the correctarticles - a/an/the.

1. At International Restaurant you can eat food from all over world.

2. Come to Golden Apple Restaurant, where you can eat best

hamburgers in world.

3. Italian Chef Restaurant has excellent selection of pastas.

4. Sandwich Shop is only place to get really good sandwich.

5. Come to Perfect Pizza Parlor! We have pizza with most cheese!

6. At New Mexican Restaurant, we have great menu, low prices and

friendly waiters. manager is Mexican – so you know food will be good!

e. Write an ad for your favorite restaurant.

f. Exchange ads with a partner. Suggest how he/she can improve his/her ad. Read your adsto the class.


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a. Do you remember Amy, Katie and Mark from the video? The next day, Mark and Amy go to arestaurant together and they see Katie. Complete their dialogue with the words below.

Mark: Katie’s (1) over there, isn’t she?

Amy: Who are you (2) about?

Mark: Katie! The girl from our class. What is she doing? Is she (3) at us?

Amy: No, she’s not. She’s (4) coffee and (5) to music.

Mark: Ask her if the coffee is good.

Amy: No, you ask her!


B A S I C 1 U N I T 4


talking • looking • listening • sitting • drinking


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b. Mark the sentences below true or false according to the dialogue from a.

1. Mark likes Katie.

2. Katie and Mark are sitting together in a restaurant.

3. Amy and Katie are talking about Mark.

4. Mark is looking at Katie.

5. Mark is drinking coffee.

6. Mark and Katie are in the same class.

c. Look at the picture. What is Mark thinking? What is Amy thinking? Write a sentence foreach.


d. Practice the dialogue from a. with a partner. Then role-play a meeting between Mark andKatie.



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a. Did you understand the story “Richard’s Romance”? Mark which quote belong to Pennyand which to Richard.

1. “Hi. I’m Penny.”

2. “Meet me at Le Café Restaurant.”

3. “What is she thinking?”

4. “What a great salad!”

b. Correct these sentences about Penny and Richard. Check your answers with a partner.

1. Richard is a teacher.

2. Richard and Penny are studying English.

3. Penny is sitting next to the teacher.

4. Richard is listening to the teacher.

5. Penny is writing a note to Richard.

6. Richard and Penny go to the airport after class.

7. Richard and Penny are eating pasta.

8. Penny is thinking about her Spanish teacher.




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c. Read and find out what happened next in the story “Richard’s Romance”.

Richard’s Romance – Part 2

Penny is smiling. “What is she thinking?” Richard asks himself.

Penny is thinking, “What a great salad! This is a great chicken salad!”

“What are you thinking about, Penny?” asks Richard.

“I am thinking that this is a good salad!” says Penny.

“Oh really!” says Richard. “Then you aren’t thinking of me!”

“Well, yes… This is a good salad, because I’m eating it with you,” says Penny.

d. Circle the correct answers to the questions about Penny and Richard.

1. Penny likes...

a. music.b. tuna salad.c. Richard.

3. Richard and Penny are sitting...

a. in class.b. in a restaurant.c. at home.

4. Penny is eating...

a. a chicken salad.b. a hamburger.c. a pizza.

2. Richard asks Penny...

a. what she is eating.b. what she is doing.c. what she is thinking.

e. Richard is writing a note to Penny the next day in class. Read the note and help Pennyanswer it.

Dear Richard,



Dear Penny,

Do you want to be my girlfriend? Can you

meet me today at the Mexican Restaurant

on Spring Street at 1:30 p.m.?





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a. Here are two dialogues of people making suggestions. Number the sentences in thecorrect order.

Dialogue A

a. Let’s walk.

b. Why?

c. Let’s go. Are you ready?

d. The weather is beautiful.

e. Yes. Are we walking ortaking the bus?

Dialogue B

a. That’s a good idea!

b. The weather is bad.

c. I don’t know.

d. So let’s take a taxi.

e. Are we walking or driving?

f. OK. Let’s go.


b. Complete the sentences below with the suggestions from the box.

1. for a cup of coffee after class.

2. . It’s a lovely day.

3. to the restaurant. It’s raining

and I don’t want to get wet.

4. . The Spanish class starts at

10:00 a.m. and I don’t want to be late.

c. With a partner, suggest things to do together on the weekend. Use the sentences from a.and b. to help you.

• Let’s take a taxi • Let’s walk to the park

• Let’s meet at the coffee shop • Let’s go to the university



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a. Penny and Richard are in class together. What are they doing? Look at the picture belowand answer the questions.


1. Who is Penny sitting next to?

2. Where are the students sitting?

3. What is the teacher doing?

4. What is the girl in the front eating?

5. What are the boys at the back reading?

6. Why is Richard smiling at Penny?


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B A S I C 1 U N I T 5

BUSINESSa. Look at Betty’s diary and write three sentences about what she is doing today.




Tuesday, July 27th 2005

12:30 Lunch with Mr. Harold Stone

15:00 Coffee with Mr. Montgomery

18:00 Shopping for new dress

19:00 Movie with Claire


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b. Read the voice mail message below, and answer the questions that follow.

“Hi Betty, this is Susan Fenhill from Electro Tec. I’m very interested

in your electronics products! I’m free this afternoon, Tuesday

July 27th. Can we meet at 12:15, at the French Restaurant in the

Edison Hotel?

Please phone me at 458-034 as soon as you get this message.”

“Hi, Ms. Fenhill. Thanks for your message. I’m sorry I can’t meet you

at because . I suggest we meet

instead at at .”

1. What company does Susan Fenhill work for?

2. Why does Susan Fenhill want to meet Betty?

3. When does Susan Fenhill want to meet Betty?

4. Where does Ms. Fenhill want to meet Betty?

5. Can Betty meet Susan Fenhill? Why/Why not?

c. You are Betty and want to reply to Ms. Fenhill. Look at Betty’s diary from a. andsuggest a time and place you can both meet.



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a. Which of the hotel facilities below are important to a businessperson?


fast laundry service

24-hour room service

comfortable beds

computers in the rooms

meeting rooms

Internet access

a swimming pool

a business center

b. Read the article below about hotels for business people. Underline the facilities from a.that the article mentions.

Hotels for Business PeopleMore and more people are traveling on business, and hotels

everywhere are offering business people more services. Many

hotels now offer Internet access in bedrooms and some even

provide computers! Most hotels have business centers where you

can make photocopies and send faxes. Business people also want

to stay in hotels with meeting rooms and conference halls. Business

people are often in a hurry, so they want a good, fast laundry

service and 24-hour room service. They don’t have time to eat in


Most important – they want to stay somewhere comfortable.

After all, they are working hard. They aren’t on vacation!

c. Compare your answers with a partner’s.


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d. Look at these two hotel ads. Which hotel is more suitable for someone on a business trip?

The Sea View InnThe Sea View Inn is right on the

beach, near the sea. We have a big

swimming pool and a great restaurant.

We have a fast laundry service and

24-hour room service.

Room Prices:

Single rooms - $60 a night

Double rooms - $95 a night

(Breakfast is included in the price.)

For reservations call: 56-132-1647

e. Complete the table below about the hotels from d.

The Plaza Hotel

The Sea View Inn

1. Which hotel is in the city?

2. Which hotel is better for a relaxing vacation?

3. Which hotel doesn’t include breakfast in its price?

4. Which hotel is cheaper?

5. Which hotel is near the beach?

f. Which hotel would you like to visit? Compare your answer with a partner.

The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel is in the center of

town, near all the stores and

restaurants. It has a business center

and conference facilities. We have

Internet access in all our bedrooms.

Room Prices:

Single - $70 a night

Double - $98 a night

(Breakfast is not included in the price.)

For reservations call:




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a. Betty is on a business trip. She is ordering food in a restaurant. Complete the dialoguewith the sentences below.

Yes, a cup of coffee, please.

Yes, a hamburger and French fries, please.

No thanks. I don’t like salad.

Thank you.

Fine, thanks. How’re you doing?

Waiter: Hello, how are you today?

Betty: (1)

Waiter: OK. Here’s a menu.

Betty: (2)

Waiter: Would you like a salad?

Betty: (3)

Waiter: Would you like a hamburger?

Betty: (4)

Waiter: Would you like something to drink first?

Betty: (5)

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a. Harold Stone is on a business trip. He calls his wife to tell her what he is doing. Completetheir dialogue, using the Present Progressive.

Mr. Stone: Hello, dear. How are you?

Mrs. Stone: Fine thanks. Are you very busy? (1)

(you/work) hard?

Mr. Stone: Yes, we’re working very hard. But we’re also enjoying ourselves. Just now

I’m relaxing in the swimming pool.

Mrs. Stone: That’s nice. (2) (your boss/swim), too?

Mr. Stone: No. He’s in a very important meeting. What about you?

(3) (you/have) fun?

Mrs. Stone: Yes, I am. I’m watching television with the kids.

Mr. Stone: (4) (you/watch) the news?

Mrs. Stone: No, we’re watching a movie. It’s very exciting.

(5) (you/come) home tomorrow?

Mr. Stone: Yes, I’ll call when I get to the airport. Enjoy the movie!

b. Answer the questions below according to the dialogue above. Circle the correct answer.

1. Is Mr. Stone enjoying his trip? Yes, he is. / No, he isn’t.

2. Are Mr. Stone and his boss working hard? Yes, they are. / No, they aren’t.

3. Is Mr. Stone swimming? Yes, he is. / No, he isn’t.

4. Are Mr. Stone’s children watching television? Yes, they are. / No, they aren’t.

5. Is Mrs. Stone watching the news? Yes, she is. / No, she isn’t.

6. Is Mr. Stone coming home tomorrow? Yes, he is. / No, he isn’t.




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B A S I C 1 U N I T 6


a. What information is important when you leave a message on an answering machine?

1. Your age

2. Your first name

3. Your family name

4. Your birthday

5. Your telephone number

6. Your reason for calling


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d. Leave a message for one of the people from b. Include the important information from a.

3. Hi, this is Sally.

I’m not home now. You

can call me on my

mobile phone or leave a

message after the beep.


2. Antonio Martinez’s

office is open from

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,

Monday to Friday. Please

leave your name and


1. Hi, this is the

Chan family. We aren’t

home right now. We are

on vacation. Please

leave a message after

the beep.

b. Who left these outgoing messages? Read the messages below and match them to thecorrect picture.

a. b. c.

c. Answer the following questions about the messages from b.

1. Who lives alone?

2. Where are the Chan family?

3. Does Antonio Martinez work on the weekend?

4. Who has a mobile phone?

5. Is Antonio Martinez’s office open at 6.00 p.m.?



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a. John and Jenny went on another vacation. Read their postcard and answer the questionsbelow.


Dear Shirley,

We’re having a great time in

Spain. We’re relaxing by the pool

and reading lots of books. The

food here is great. The sun is

shining and it’s not raining.

See you in two weeks.


John and Jenny

P.S. Tomorrow, we’re going to Malaga.

1. How is the weather in Spain?

2. What are John and Jenny doing?

3. Do they like the food?

4. When are they going to Malaga?

5. When is Shirley going to see John and Jenny?

Ms. S. Turnbull

P.O. Box 127


New York 21796



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b. Look at the sentences below. Which sentences can you use to end a postcard?

1. Hope you’re feeling well.

2. See you in a week.

3. Here’s a menu.

4. What would you like to drink?

5. Wish you were here.

c. Write your own postcard. Think of a place you have visited and fill in the spaces below. Use thesentences from the postcard in a. to help you.

Dear ,

I’m having a time here in


I’m and I’m

. The weather is


Tomorrow I am going to .

I wish




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a. John is interviewing a student. Read the dialogue below and answer the questions.

John: Hi, what’s your name?

Kumiko: I’m Kumiko.

John: Hi Kumiko! Where are you studying?

Kumiko: I’m studying at Columbia University.

John: Are you studying English?

Kumiko: Yes, I am!

John: You speak English very well! Are you enjoying your classes?

Kumiko: Yes, very much.

1. What is the student’s name?

2. Where is she studying?

3. What is she studying?

4. Is she enjoying her classes?

5. Do you think her English is good?

b. What about you? Answer these questions about yourself.

1. What is your name?

2. What are you studying?

3. Where are you studying?

4. Are you enjoying your classes?

5. Do you think your English is getting better?

c. Practice with a partner. Ask your partner the questions above. Compare your answers.



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a. Look at this picture of the Dixon family. Correct the sentences that follow using thenegative form of Be.


1. Clara is John’s wife.

2. Mark and Ana are Shirley and Mario’s children.

3. Shirley and Mario are Lucy’s grandparents.

4. John is Martha’s husband.

5. Jenny is Lucy’s sister.

Clara isn’t John’s wife. She’s his sister.


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a. Do you remember the ad about Fred’s Furniture Store? Put the words from the ad underthe correct heading.


B A S I C 1 U N I T 7


Time Furniture Places Days

9:00 a.m. • sofa • Saturday • Monday • 55 Park Avenue

• New York City • bed • 12 o’clock


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b. Complete the following radio announcement with the words below:

come • midnight • open • percent • price • sale • selling • weeks

“Pam and Jim's Clothes Store is having a big (1) !

We're (2) all our clothes at half price!

Sweaters are fifty (3) off the regular price!

Shoes are fifty percent off the regular (4) !

We're (5)______ Monday to Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to (6) .

This sale is for two (7) only!

So (8) to Pam and Jim's Clothing Store, 67 Madison Avenue in

New York City.”

c. Write a radio ad for store that is having a sale. Include the following information:

• the name of the store

• the items on sale

• the time of the sale

• the address of the store



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CAR FOR SALEa. Here are some more car ads. Read them and complete the answers below.

1. Which cars have radios?

2. Which car is the most expensive?

3. What car is David selling?

4. Which car is good for someone with children?

5. Which car needs paint?

6. What color is the Volkswagen?

Old BMW for sale. Very good condition.Needs new paint. Price $50,000.Phone Benny: 256 389

Volkswagen for sale. Blue witha new radio. 32,000 miles.

A great family car!Price $25,000.

PhoneDiana: 546 47466

Red sports car with new

radio and CD player. Only

has 21,000 miles.

Price $120,000.

David: 76743464


b. Read the dialogue below. Which of the cars from a. should John buy? Which carshould Sue buy? Why?

Sue: Hi, John. What are you doing?

John: I’m looking in the paper. I want to buy a car.

Sue: I’m also looking for a car. What kind of car are you looking for?

John: I’m looking for a family car, one that’s good for going on picnics with the kids. What about you, Sue?

Sue: I don’t need a big car because I haven’t got any children. I’m looking for a sports car. I love driving fast.

1. Sue should buy the because .

2. John should buy the because .



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c. The classified ads below are advertising other objects. Read them and answer thequestions below.

1. If you want to buy a dog, what number do you need to call?

2. What is Juan selling?

3. What can you buy for $150?

4. What color is the sofa?

5. Is the refrigerator suitable for a family?

6. How much is the refrigerator?

Beautiful sofa!

Dark blue color.Very clean. Price $350.Call James:

976 4614

A piano

In good condition. Price $800.

Phone Steve: 645 5456

Two Labradordogs

Very cute! 1 year old. Price $70 each.

Call Michael: 973 1463

Children’s bedNeeds new paint.

Price $150.

Call Cristina:

976 4613

Big, family-size

refrigerator – NEW!

Price $300. Phone Juan:

316 4313


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a. What sentences can you use in a conversation to make an appointment?

1. Hello, can I speak to Mrs. Lang?

2. Yes, I want to meet him at 4:00 p.m.

3. Do you want to make an appointment?

4. What time would you like to meet Mr. Juarez?

5. How can I help you?

6. I want to discuss doing business with her.

7. It needs new paint.

8. Do you want something to drink first?


c. With a partner, practice making appointments.

b. Mark the places below where we can make appointments.

We make appointments…

1. at the doctor’s office.

2. at the supermarket to go shopping.

3. at the dentist’s office so he/she can check our teeth.

4. at a fast-food restaurant to eat lunch.

5. to speak to the manager of a company.

6. to meet someone at a restaurant for a business lunch.

7. to read the newspaper.



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a. Read about Lee and Mandy. Look at the pictures below. Who do the objects belong to?

• Lee reads a lot of magazines, but he doesn’t like books. He likes to wear different hats.

• Mandy likes listening to music; she has lots of CDs. She loves tennis and soccer. She also likes reading.

1. This is .

2. These are .

3. These are .

4. This is .

5. These are .

6. This is .


Mandy’s tennis racket.


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B A S I C 1 U N I T 8

ADVENTUREa. Match the answers to the questions.


1. What time is it?

2. Are you waiting for the bus?

3. How much is the bus fare?

4. Where are you going?

5. Where's the bus stop for Trenton Street?


a. It’s over there.

b. It’s 40p.

c. Trenton Street.

d. Yes, I am.

e. It’s 7:30.


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1. Which bus goes to Jackson Road?

2. Where is the bus stop for the park?

3. Does Bus Number 1 go to the shopping center?

4. Which bus goes to the Musgrave Museum?

c. Someone asks you how to get to the shopping center and from there to the museum.Write the directions.

b. Look at the bus map below and answer the questions using full sentences.21521

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a. Help Susan plan her trip from Richmond, Virginia to her meeting in Washington, D.C., andthen home to New York.

Richmond 06:05 07:35 08:25 08:49 10:45 14:08 15:00 18:50 22:07

Washington 08:15 09:45 10:40 11:01 12:55 16:30 17:31 21:00 -

New York 11:43 13:45 14:15 15:50 16:45 21:08 22:10 1:00 -


1. The next train from Richmond to Washington, D.C. is at 3:00 p.m. What time does it arrive in Washington?

2. Susan finishes her meeting in Washington, D.C. at 6:30 p.m. What time is the next train to New York?

3. What time is Susan going to arrive home in New York?

AMTRAK: Richmond-New York-Boston Train Times

b. Susan is explaining to her husband what time she will be home. Read the dialogue andanswer the question that follows on the next page.

Susan: Hi, John. It’s Susan.

John: Hi, Susan. How are you?

Susan: Don’t ask! I am having a terrible day!

John: What’s wrong?

Susan: I missed the Washington, D.C. stop and now I’m in Richmond!

My meeting is at 6:00 p.m.

John: What time are you coming home?

Susan: Well, the next train back to New York is only at 9:00 in the evening.

John: That’s very late!

Susan: I know! See you at 1:00 in the morning!

John: Bye.



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1. Susan is...

a. in Washington, D.C.

b. in Richmond.

c. on the train.

2. Susan is...

a. late for her meeting.

b. on time for her meeting.

c. early for her meeting.

3. The next train to Washington, D.C. is...

a. at 2:00 p.m.

b. at 4:00 p.m.

c. at 3:00 p.m.

4. Susan thinks she can be at Mr.Sharp’s office...

a. by 3:00 p.m.

b. by 4:00 p.m.

c. by 6:00 p.m.

5. Mr. Sharp is...

a. going to meet someone else.

b. not going to meet Susan.

c. going to wait for Susan.

c. Susan is phoning Mr. Sharp. Read the conversation and answer the questionsthat follow.

Susan: Hello, Mr. Sharp. It’s Susan.

Mr. Sharp: Hi, Susan.

Susan: I’m calling to tell you that I am going to be late for our meeting today.

Mr. Sharp: Oh, no! What’s wrong?

Susan: I am in Richmond now and the next train to Washington, D.C. is only at

3:00 p.m.

Mr. Sharp: What time can you be at my office then?

Susan: I think I can make it by 6:00 p.m.

Mr. Sharp: OK, see you then. I’m waiting for you.

Is Susan happy with her day? Give two reasons why/why not:



e. Role-play the dialogues from b. and c. with your partner.


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a. Jane and Frank are saying good-bye. Number the sentences in the correct order.



Your friend:


Your friend:


Your friend:


Jane: What time is it?

Jane: Good-bye, Frank.

Jane: My train’s late.

Frank: That’s your train, isn’t it?

Jane: Yes. Good, here it comes.

Frank: Have a good trip. See you next week.

Frank: I think it’s 7:15.

b. Write your own dialogue saying good-bye to a friend, either at a bus stop or train station.Use the words and sentences below to help you.

What time is your bus / train?

My train / bus is late.

See you later / tomorrow / next week.

Have a good trip!




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a. Susan and her assistant, Paulo, are late for a meeting with Mr. Sharp. Read their dialogueand mark if the sentences below are true or false.

Susan: Paulo, are you ready for our meeting with Mr. Sharp?

Paulo: Yes, just a minute. I’m looking for my pen. Do you have it?

Susan: No, Paulo, I don’t. Do you have Mr. Sharp’s letter?

Paulo: Yes, I have it in my bag.

Susan: OK. I have my jacket and my hat. Do you have our train tickets?

Paulo: Yes, they’re in my wallet. Let’s go. We’re late!

True False

1. Susan and her assistant have a meeting with Mr. Sharp.

2. Susan is looking for her pen.

3. Mr. Sharp has the letter.

4. Susan can’t find her jacket and her hat.

5. Susan has the train tickets.




Mr. Sharp

b. Who do the objects below belong to? Draw a line.



3. 4.5.





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Announcer: This is Bill Winters talking to you from radio station WNYC in New

York City. Tonight is Rock and Roll Night at the Apollo Theater.

Our reporter Linda Chavez is at the theater. Can you hear me, Linda?

Linda: Yes, I can, Bill.

Announcer: Who can you see, Linda?

Linda: Bill! I see the rock star, Maxi! She’s with her friend Rocky!

Maxi! Can I ask you some questions?

Maxi: Not now, Linda. I’m busy.

Linda: Maxi is walking into the theater now. Back to you, Bill.

Meet Me!

I’m a rock and roll singer. I’m twenty-eight years old.

I like travel, healthy food, and good movies.

I don’t like classical music. I’m looking for a new girlfriend.

Write: P. O. Box 123, New York, N.Y.

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Maxi’s Room

- Is this the right hotel?

- Yeah. Maxi is staying here.

- She is? How do you know?

- There’s a story about her in the newspaper today.

- Well, what room is she in?

- I don’t know.

- That isn’t in the newspaper story.

Be: Affirmative

- My name is Maurice. I am your waiter.

- We are hungry.

Be: Yes/No Questions

- Are you angry, Mom?

Be: Contractions

- Who’s next?

- I’m next.

- No, you aren’t. We’re next!

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Mr. Montenegro: Susan Bailey?

Susan: Yes?

Mr. Montenegro: I’m Sergio Montenegro. And this... is the Blue Angel.

Susan: Very nice. Mr. Montenegro, this is...

Mr. Montenegro: Susan, this is the United States. Sergio, please.

Susan: Sergio, this is Mike Valacci. Mike, this is Mr. Sergio Montenegro.

Mr. Montenegro: How do you do, Mike?

Mike: Nice to meet you. Please.

Mr. Montenegro: Ah, yes.

Waiter: This is Mr. Montenegro?

Susan: Yes, it is.

Waiter: A menu, sir.

Mr. Montenegro: Thank you.

Follow That Man!

Sam and Becky are touring New York City. Suddenly, a man in a blue suit is

pushing Becky!

“Are you all right, Becky?” asks Sam.

“No! No, no! My handbag is open and my wallet is gone! That man is a thief!”

shouts Becky. They look for the man all afternoon.

“There he is!” shouts Becky. “He is eating in that nice restaurant.”

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Sam sees a police officer. “Officer! Officer! That man’s a thief!”

“That’s Nate the Napkin,” answers the police officer. “He robs people and then eats

lunch in a nice restaurant.”

“OK, Nate,” says the police officer. “What are you doing here?”

“Just a minute, Officer. I’m just finishing my coffee.”

No Parking

- Oh, no. What are you doing?

- I’m giving you a ticket.

- A ticket? How much is it?

- It’s twenty dollars.

- Twenty dollars! But I’m a student. I don’t have any money!

Be: Short Answers

- Is this your dog?

- Yes, it is.

Nouns: This/That/These/Those

- Is this your hat?

- No, that is my hat.

- Are these your gloves?

- No, those are my gloves.

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Are you looking for a good restaurant? Are you looking for a restaurant with a lot of

different food? The International Café is the restaurant for you! They make delicious

Italian food. They have Chinese food. They also have Mexican food. The American

food is good, too: hamburgers, hot dogs and French fries. They’re open Monday

through Sunday for lunch and dinner. The address is 234 Henry Street.

New Mexican Restaurant Open in Soho

There are a lot of Mexican restaurants in New York City, but not all of them are

good. Taco City is a good Mexican restaurant on 845 Spring Street in Soho. Taco

City has wonderful Mexican food at low prices.

Today, Taco City is selling two big tacos with beans, chicken or beef, cheese,

lettuce, and salsa for only $4.25.

A complete dinner, with soup, a main dish, a salad, and dessert is only $10.95.

Mexican beer is $2 a bottle. This week they are giving a free drink with each dinner.

Visit Taco City soon and enjoy some great Mexican food.

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Delicious Salads

- Is the food good here?

- Yes, it’s delicious.

- What’s good?

- The hamburgers are excellent.

- What about the salads, are they good, too?

- Yes, the tuna and chicken salads are very good.

Nouns: Singular/Plural

- Guitar

- Guitars

- Foot

- Feet

Nouns: There Is/There Are

- Are there any cookies left?

- There is one more left.

Nouns: Articles

- You have a meeting with an important client.

- Oh, what time is the meeting?

- Now!

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Katie: He’s looking over here, isn’t he?

Amy: Who? What are you talking about?

Katie: Mark, of course. What’s he doing? Is he looking over here?

Amy: OK. He’s listening to his Walkman.

Katie: Oh. Ask him what he’s listening to.

Amy: No! You ask him.

Katie: Ask him if the food is good. Yes, ask him that.

Amy: He’s not eating now. Katie, just turn around and say hi.

Katie: No way!

Richard’s Romance

Richard is a student at New York University. He’s studying Spanish. Right now he’s

in class.

“Hi. I’m Penny,” says a young woman to Richard. She is sitting next to him. The

teacher is talking. Richard isn’t listening. He’s writing a note to Penny.

“I’m Richard. Meet me at Le Café Restaurant after class at 2:30.”

It’s three o’clock now. Richard and Penny are at the restaurant. They are eating

salads. They are looking at each other. Penny is smiling.

“What is she thinking?” Richard asks himself. Penny is thinking, “What a salad!”

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Let’s Go

- Are you ready?

- Yes, let’s go.

- Are we walking or taking a taxi?

- Let’s walk. The weather is beautiful.

- That’s a great idea.

Present Progressive: Negative

- Let’s go to the beach now. It isn’t raining anymore.

Present Progressive: Wh Questions

- What are you doing now?

- I’m, er, cleaning the house.

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“Betty. This is Mr. Black. It is now 9:00 a.m.”

“You are meeting with Mr. Harold Stone for lunch at 12:30 at the Chinese restaurant

on Main Street. Mr. Stone is very interested in our electronics products. Be on


More Women Traveling

“More and more women are traveling on business,” says Linda Holms, manager of

the Dorchester Hotel. “More businesswomen are staying at our hotel. So we are

offering them more services.

“We now have more guards in the hotel,” says Ms. Holms. “There are two guards

24 hours a day. From 11 p.m. to 7 a.m., there are two more guards.

“Businesswomen are asking for more fresh fruit and vegetables,” Ms. Holms says.

“So we are now serving more of these foods in our restaurant. We are doing many

things to help our women guests.”

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Coffee, Please

- Hello. How are you today?

- Fine, thanks. How’re you doing?

- Good. Here’s a menu.

- Thanks.

- Would you like something to drink first?

- Yes. A cup of coffee, please.

Present Progressive: Affirmative

- Please be quiet! I am trying to study.

Present Progressive: Yes/No Questions

- Jack!

- Jack!

- Jack, are you listening to me?

Present Progressive: Short Answers

- Marie, are you enjoying the party?

- Yes, I am.

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Outgoing Message

Hello, this is 232-2663, home of the Dixon family. We aren’t at home right now.

Please leave your name and phone number after the beep.


Dear Shirley,

We’re having a great time in Monaco! I’m sitting by the pool and drinking a cool,

pink drink. Susie is swimming. The children are playing and fighting. John is fine.

He’s reading in the hotel room. Tomorrow we’re going to Barcelona. Hope you’re

feeling fine!

Much love,

Jenny, John, and the kids


- So, Jeff, are you a student?

- Yes. I am. I’m going to school at night.

- What are you studying?

- I’m studying business.

- Are you enjoying your classes?

- Yes, I am. Very much.

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Be: Negative

- This dress is not my size.

Present Progressive: Spelling Changes

- Dear Mom, I'm having a great time in Paris! Love, Linda

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Hi, I’m Fred. And this is Fred’s Furniture Store. Fred’s Furniture Store is having a

big sale! We’re selling all our furniture. Everything is fifty percent off the regular

price. A new sofa is fifty percent off the regular price. A new bed is fifty percent off

the regular price. We’re open Monday to Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12 o’clock

midnight. I’m waiting for you at Fred’s Furniture Store, 55 Park Avenue in New York

City. This sale is for one week only. So come to Fred’s Furniture Store, 55 Park

Avenue, in New York City.

Cars for Sale

Corvette sports car for sale. Red and white with a radio and CD player.

Needs new paint. 78,000 miles. Very clean and fast. A beautiful car.

Price is $20,000.

Phone Dave: 980-6321.

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Phone Call

– Hello?

– Hello, may I speak with Mr. Dickson?

– This is Mr. Dickson. How can I help you?

– I’m interested in your company’s new products.

– I’d be happy to tell you about them. Would you like to make an appointment?

– Yes, I would.

Nouns: Possessive

- Look at the boy’s pizza.

- Look at the boys’ pizza.

Present Progressive: Contractions

- Frank isn't driving to work today. He’s taking the bus.

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Younger man: Excuse me, are you waiting for a bus?

Older man: Yes.

Younger man: How much is the bus fare?

Older man: Where are you going?

Younger man: Trenton Street.

Older man: It’s 40p. But this isn’t the bus stop for Trenton Street.

That’s over there. Sorry.

Susan’s Train Ride

Susan Kim is a sales manager. She is working on a big computer project in

New York City. But today she has an important meeting in Washington, D.C. at 3:00


It is now 9:30 a.m. She is on the train. She’s sitting next to a man.

“How are you this morning?” the man asks.

Susan starts to answer, but the man is talking again – on and on.

After an hour, the man is still talking, but now Susan is sleeping. Suddenly, the train

conductor is shouting, “The next stop is Richmond, Virginia!”

“What? Richmond, Virginia? But that’s after Washington, D.C. and I’m going to

Washington, D.C. for a three o’clock meeting!” Susan shouts. “Sorry, ma’am,” says

the conductor. “The next train to Washington, D.C. is at three o’clock. You’re going

to be very late.”

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Bus Stop

– What time is it?

– It’s seven-thirty.

– My bus is late. This is your bus, isn’t it?

– Yes, it is. Well, see you later, Frank.

– Good-bye, Jane. Have a good day.

– You, too.

Pronouns: Subject

– Hi, I’m Mack. She is Matilda. He is little Spike. We are your new neighbors.

Pronouns: Object

– Is that him?

– Yes, and that’s her!

– Oh, I know them!

Pronouns: Possessive

– Is it your turn?

– No, it’s his.

– It’s not my turn, it’s hers.

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