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Hello, My Name Is Nicolas
1. Read the story One day, Nicolas, 23, went to a meeting and put on a nametag. It said, “Hello, my name is Nicolas.” After the meeting, Nicolas forgot all about his nametag and went out to a restaurant with the nametag still on his shirt. Strangers were friendly to him and began conversations. “Hello, Nicolas!” they said. “What’s up?” Nicolas met 20 people that night and had a wonderful time. Now Nicolas wears a nametag all the time at work and on weekends. He meets people everywhere at parks, movies and supermarkets. “Most people want to be friendly,” he says. “But they are afraid. Nametags make people comfortable. They break the silence, the walls between people.” 2. Check your comprehension Put the sentences in the correct order. From 1 to 6 a. _____ He now wear a nametag everywhere. b. _____ Later, he went out to eat with the name tag still on. c. _____ He had a wonderful time that night! d. _____ He put on a nametag. e. _____ Nicolas went to a meeting. f. _____ A lot of strangers talked to Nicolas. 3. Check your vocabulary Complete the sentences with the new words. a. Nicolas forgot about his nametag and w_ _ _ out to a rest_ _ _ _ _ _ . b. St_ _ _ _ _ _ s began _ _ _ _ ersations with him. c. Nametags, Nicolas says, m_ _ _ people com_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ . d. Nametags break the sil_ _ _ _ , the w_ _ _s between people. 4. Retell the story in your own words. 5. Answer the questions about you… a. Do you like to go out on weekend? Where? b. Where do you meet new people? c. How do you begin conversations with them? d. How can we be more friendly?
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A Colombian politician did not like the (1)____________ in big cities. He wanted to (2)__________ people more (3)_____________. So he put a big sign in Bogota. “Say Hello,” the sing says. The politician, Joel, moved to Bogota last year. Before that, he lived in a small town in the North of the Valley. There he says, people say hello to (4)_____________ on the street, in cafes, and in (5)______________. “When I came to Bogota last year, I was shocked. People here don’t say hello on street.” Joel now wants to put up “say hello” signs (6)_____________ in Bogota. “I want people to be friends,” he says.