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  • I. Daily Life
  • School Life
  • 1. I Go to College
  • 2. A Lost Pen
  • 3. Gravity for All
  • 4. New Glasses
  • 6. A Good Magazine
  • 7. Shake Your Pen
  • 10. The English Major
  • 11. No Parking
  • 13. Two Plus Two
  • 14. Prayers
  • 15. Hit and Run
  • III.Transportation
  • II.Entertainment
  • V. Dating
  • 1. A Blind Date
  • 2. Let’s Have Dinner
  • 3. Blue Eyes
  • 4. True Love
  • 5. Ask Her Out
  • 6. A Night by Himself
  • 7. Go on a Blind Date
  • 8. Two Pineapples
  • 9. One Date Only
  • 10. A Bad Date
  • 11. Sweet Dreams
  • 12. I Love You More than Money
  • 13. A Good Nose
  • VI. At the Restaurant
  • 1. I Feel Like Chinese
  • 2. A Slow Burger
  • 3. A Good Lunch
  • 4. A Bad Steak
  • 5. Dirty Nails
  • 8. Bad Service
  • 10. Do I Hear $60,000?
  • VII. Sports
  • 1. Too Much Crime
  • 2. No One Ever Leaves
  • 4. Play with Fire
  • 5. Fasten Your Seatbelt
  • 6. Use the Stepladder
  • 7. A Puddle on the Floor
  • 9. Double-Check Everything
  • 10. Guns for ALL
  • 11. Crime Reduction
  • 12. Two Different States
  • IX. Travel
  • 1. Beautiful Hawaii
  • 2. A Real Meal
  • 3. New Sheets
  • 4. The Airport
  • 5. A Christmas Flight
  • 6. Fear of Flying
  • 7. Row Your Boat
  • 8. A Cruise
  • 9. Prepare for Takeoff
  • 10. The Grand Canyon
  • 11. Hotel Hell
  • 12. A Long Day
  • 13. A Free Trip
  • 14. Serving Your Country
  • 1. I Need a Job
  • 2. Before Going to an Interview
  • 3. Work Is Hard
  • 4. Peas in a Pod
  • 5. I Am a Babysitter
  • 6. Hire Me
  • 7. What If?
  • 8. Become a Teacher
  • 11. A Bad Boss
  • 12. Light My Fire
  • 13. Still Working
  • 14. All His Eggs in One Basket
  • 15. His Parents Are Disappointed
  • 16. Nice Doggy
  • 17. Knock, Knock!
  • 1. A Good Salad
  • 2. We Get Cheese from Cows
  • 3. I Used to Work in a Deli
  • 4. A New Diet
  • 5. Bad Manners
  • 6. Same Old Diet
  • 7. A Pink Orange
  • 8. Roasted or Boiled
  • 9. A Pound a Week
  • 10. No More for Me
  • 11. Don’t Be Lazy
  • XII. Shopping
  • 1. I Like That Shirt
  • 4. Poor Pockets
  • 5. Wipe Everything
  • 6. The 99 Cents Store
  • 7. PC or Mac?
  • 8. Bad Business
  • 9. Sharpen the Pencil
  • 10. To Save Money
  • XIII. Housing
  • 1. A New House
  • 5. Fix the Doorbell
  • 6. Almost Perfect
  • 7. Life Was Hard
  • 8. Sell Now
  • 10. Hungry Bears
  • 2. Don’t Vote for Him
  • 3. He Got Reelected
  • 4. Change Is Good
  • 5. A Powerful Position
  • 6. A Traveling Man
  • 7. Vote for Ralph
  • 8. Why Vote?
  • 9. Every Vote Counts
  • 10. George Tells Jokes
  • 11. Give Them More
  • 12. They’re Lying
  • XV. Health
  • 1. A Stomachache

I. Daily Life A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: I Live in Pasadena Where do you live? I live in Pasadena. Where is Pasadena? It’s in California.

Is it in northern California? No. It’s in southern California. Is Pasadena a big city? It’s pretty big. How big is “pretty big? It has about 140,000 people. How big is Los Angeles? It has about 3 million people.

A: But girls like guys who are funny. B: Maybe we should learn some good jokes. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Walking the Dog Where are you going? I have to walk the dog. What kind of dog do you have? I have a little poodle. Poodles bark a lot. They sure do. They bark at everything. They never shut up. Why did you get a poodle? It’s my mom’s dog. So she likes poodles. She says they’re good watchdogs.


I Have a Honda

A: Do you have a car? B: Yes, I do. A: What kind of car do you have? B: I have a Honda. A: Is it new? B: It was new in 2003. A: So, it’s pretty old now. B: Yes, it is. But it still looks good. A: Do you take good care of it? B: Oh, yes. I wash it once a week. A: Do you change the oil? B: My mechanic changes the oil twice a year. 3. Do You Have a Girlfriend?


Borrowing Money

A: Can I borrow $5? B: Sure. Why do you need it? A: I want to buy lunch. B: Where’s your money? A: It’s not in my wallet. B: Your wallet is empty? A: I don’t have even one dollar in it. B: Being broke is no fun. A: Even if it’s only for a short while. B: It’s always good to have friends. A: Friends will lend you money when you’re broke. B: As long as you pay them back. Going to the Beach A: Let’s go to the beach. B: That’s a great idea. A: We haven’t been in a while. B: We haven’t been in a month. A: The last time we went, you almost drowned. B: No, I didn’t. A: Then why did the lifeguard dive into the water?

A: Do you have a girlfriend? B: No, I don’t. Do you? A: I don’t have a girlfriend, either. B: Why not? A: I don’t know. Maybe I’m not rich enough. B: Girls like guys with money. A: They sure do. B: They like guys with new cars. A: I don’t have money or a new car. B: Me, neither.


B: A: B: A: B:

I think he wanted to cool off. He swam right up to you. And then he turned right around. Maybe you’re right. Maybe we should get going. 7. My Wife Left Me

B: A: B: A: B: A: B:

It has the Rose Parade. It has beautiful houses. It has wonderful restaurants. It has great schools. It’s close to the mountains. The people are friendly. I’m not ever going to leave. 10. The New Mattress

A: Are you married? B: No. I’m divorced. A: When did you get divorced? B: I got divorced two years ago. A: Why did you get divorced? B: My wife left me. A: Why did she leave you? B: She said she didn’t love me anymore. A: Wow! That’s terrible. B: Yes, it was. A: Why didn’t she love you anymore? B: She fell in love with my best friend. What’s on TV? A: I’m bored. B: What’s on TV? A: Nothing. B: There must be something on TV! A: Nothing that’s interesting. B: What about that new game show? A: Which one? B: "Deal or No Deal" A: Tell me you’re joking. B: I love that show. A: I watched it once. That was enough. B: It’s on right now. Let’s watch it together.

A: We need a new mattress. B: What’s the matter with this one? A: It’s not comfortable. B: It seems fine to me. A: I toss and turn all night. B: You should stop drinking coffee. A: Look at these marks on my arms. B: What are they? A: They are bites. B: Did the cat bite you? A: No. The bedbugs in that mattress bit me. B: Okay. Let’s get a new mattress. 11. My Laptop Is So Slow

9. B: A: B: A:

A Nice Place to Live

A: I like living here. I agree. Pasadena is a nice city. It’s not too big. And it’s not too small. It has great weather all year long.

A: My laptop is so slow. B: Buy a new one. A: I would if I had the money. B: Why is it so slow? A: That’s a good question. B: Did you take it to a computer shop? A: I would if I had the money. B: Well, I guess you have to live with it. A: Sometimes I want to throw it out the window. B: You don’t want to do that. A: Why not? B: You might hit someone in the head. 12. How about a Pizza?

A: What’s for dinner? B: I’m not sure.


A: How about a pizza? B: You had pizza for lunch. A: But I love pizza. B: Everybody loves pizza. A: So why can’t I have pizza for dinner? B: Because you need variety. A: What’s “variety? B: Different things—not the same thing all the time. A: You mean, like a pepperoni pizza instead of a cheese pizza? B: No, I mean a salad instead of a pizza. 13. The New House

A: We need to save money. B: Why do we need to save money? A: Because we need to buy a house. B: But a house is so expensive. A: That’s why we need to save money. B: How much do we need to save? A: We need to save enough for a down payment. B: How much is that? A: That’s about $30,000. B: Thirty thousand dollars! That will take forever. A: Not if we save every penny. B: Okay. Here’s seven pennies. Fish Are Everywhere A: The ocean is so big. B: You can’t see the end of it. A: It goes on and on forever. B: And it’s deep, too. A: I think it’s five miles deep. B: Are there fish at the bottom? A: There are fish at the top and the bottom. B: Are there more fish or more people? A: I think there are more fish. B: I hope so. I love to eat fish.

A: I’m upset with my mom. B: Why is that? A: I warned her about her new boyfriend. She didn’t listen to me. B: What happened? A: I gave her $1,000 for her birthday. I told her to spend it on herself. B: That was very nice of you. A: I found out that she gave it to her new boyfriend. B: Why did she do that? A: He said he would buy her a nice ring. B: What’s wrong with that? A: He went to Las Vegas. He lost it all gambling. B: I hope your mom broke up with him. 16. Talking Animals

A: Do animals talk to each other? B: Of course they talk to each other. A: What do they talk about? B: They talk about other animals. A: What else do they talk about? B: They talk about food and the weather. A: Do they talk about us? B: Of course they talk about us. A: What do they say about us? B: They say that we are funny-looking. A: Ha! We’re not funny-looking; animals are funny-looking. B: We’re funny-looking because we wear clothes. 17. B: A: B: A: B: A: Housecleaning Day


A Bad Boyfriend

A: I have to clean the house. Yes, it’s very dirty. You can help me. Why me? Because you helped make it dirty. What do you want me to do? I want you to clean the bathroom.


B: Oh, that’s easy. A: Clean the sink, the tub, the counter, and the toilet. B: That’s a lot of work. A: Tell me when you finish. B: I don’t think so. You’ll just give me more work. A TV Lover A: You’re watching too much TV. B: What do you mean? A: I mean you’re wasting your life. B: I’m having fun. A: You’re sitting there with your mouth open. B: Who cares? A: I care. Do something. B: Okay. I did something. A: What did you do? B: I turned up the volume. A: That’s not what I meant by “do something.?

B: When is grandma going to learn about e-mail? Are You Sleepy? A: Why are you yawning? B: I’m sleepy. A: Why don’t you go to bed? B: I want to watch this TV show. A: Maybe you should record it. B: The tape recorder is broken. A: Then you should watch the rerun. B: Why? I’m watching the original. A: But you’ll be asleep in about one minute. B: I’m just yawning because the commercials are on. A: Okay. I’ll tell you how the show ends. B: Zzz.

21.God Is Watching A: It’s Sunday. B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: So? You know what that means. I forgot. Sunday means we go to church. Oh, yeah. Put on a coat and tie. Why? To show respect to God and others. I’m glad Sunday is only once a week. I hope God didn’t hear that. He’ll forgive me. 22.Feed the Cat A: Did you feed the cat? B: I’ll do that in a minute. A: The cat is meowing. He’s hungry. B: Okay. I’ll feed him right now. A: You shouldn’t make him wait. B: I was doing my homework. A: The cat doesn’t care about your homework. B: The cat doesn’t care about anything.

B: Will you do something? Leave me alone. 19. Write to Your Grandma

A: Did you write a letter to grandma? B: Yes, I did. A: Did you tell her about school? B: I told her that school is fun. A: Did you put the letter in an envelope? B: Yes, and I sealed the envelope. A: Did you put a stamp on the envelope? B: I couldn’t find any stamps. A: They’re in the kitchen drawer. B: Okay. I just put a stamp on the envelope. A: Give me the envelope, and I’ll mail it for you.

A: B: A: B:

That’s the way cats are. All they think about is themselves. Maybe we should get rid of him. Of course not! He’s family.

23.Shave Your Face A: I hate shaving. B: Me too. A: I just cut myself again. B: Did you use a new blade? A: It doesn’t matter. Old blades cut, new blades cut. B: Maybe you should use an electric shaver. A: They make a lot of noise, but they don’t give a close shave. B: Maybe you should stop shaving. A: And grow a beard? B: Sure. Why not? A: Because food and other stuff sticks in my beard. B: Hmm. Here’s an idea. Put cream on your face and have the cat lick it off. 24.Two Polite People A: Excuse me. B: Yes? A: Are you reading this paper? B: Oh, no. Help yourself. A: I asked because the paper is sitting next to you. B: Thank you. That’s polite of you to ask. A: Some people would just pick it up. B: Yes, I know. Some people are rude. A: I always try to be polite. B: So do I. A: The world needs more polite people like us. B: I agree 100 percent. 25. Give Me a Puppy A: Mom, I want a puppy. B: Let me think about it.

A: Why do you have to think about it? B: Because a puppy costs money. A: No, it doesn’t. Puppies are free. B: Yes, but a puppy needs shots. A: Shots for what? B: So it won’t get sick. Just like you get shots. A: I hate shots. B: And a puppy eats food. Food costs money. A: No problem. I’ll give him food off my plate. B: Oh, no you don’t. Puppies don’t eat vegetables. 26. Kittens to Give Away A: Look at all these kittens! B: How many are there? A: Eight. B: They’re all so cute. A: Yes, but I can’t keep them. B: What are you going to do with them? A: I’m going to give them away. Do you want one? B: Yes, I would love one. A: Which one do you want? B: That one. The one that’s all black. A: Yes, I like that one, too. B: I’ll call him Blacky. 27. Happy in Heaven A: My parents go to church every Sunday. B: They trust in God. A: They hope they will go to heaven. B: They probably will. A: But no one knows for sure. B: That’s for sure. A: No one knows what happens after we die. B: If we are good, we will be happy in heaven with God.


B: So are mine. B: You’re supposed to stay home all day. B: Yes. B: My mother was hurt and angry. B: He learned his lesson. we will be unhappy forever in hell. A: It’s supposed to be unlucky. not to McDonald’s. His Line Is Never Busy A: My husband died. and you have to make a reservation. B: Let’s go to church with your parents on Sunday. when I call him on his cell phone. What’s That Smell? A: My grandma’s apartment smells funny. A: What did your father do? B: He moved out of our house. A: Prove it. B: He stayed on the thirteenth floor. Friday the 13th A: Today is Friday the thirteenth. but she left him a year later. B: So does mine. B: But a nice restaurant costs money. 30. A: She had good reason. B: Like fruit that is too ripe? A: Yes. A: Why did your parents get divorced? B: My father found a new girlfriend. you begin to smell. He’s home today. A: I think it’s an old people’s smell. 28. B: How can I prove it? A: Take me to dinner.A: That’s what many people believe. B: When did he die? A: A couple of months ago. 6 . A: I knew you didn’t love me. A: He was asking for it. Do You Love Me? A: Do you really love me? B: Of course. B: You still miss him. A: Yes. 32. 31. okay! I’ll make a reservation right now. Dad Has a Girlfriend A: My parents are divorced. B: That’s it? That’s all I have to do? A: Take me to a nice restaurant. B: Really? A: Yes. B: My friend stayed in a hotel on Friday the thirteenth. A: What happened? B: Someone stole his laptop. B: Okay. B: What will you do when the battery dies? 29. A: That’s what I do. A: Yes. B: If we are bad. A: That’s too bad. A: That was a mistake. A: Thank you. B: I’m sorry for you. B: That’s such a hassle. A: I guess he really liked his new girlfriend. B: What do you mean? A: I buried him with his cell phone. I think when you get old. but I talk to him almost every day. B: That’s a bad day. B: But the smell is different. A: I don’t want to go to hell. just like fruit that is too ripe. What did she do? B: She told him to drop his girlfriend. B: When you go to church? A: No.

36. I don’t think so. A: What’s that? B: People talk about current events. I took them off the pillows and washed them. and I put the pillowcases on the pillows. they smell like a thrift shop. 35. B: Many shirts come with an extra button. That’s what I thought you said. Washed and Folded A: Did you do the laundry? B: Yes. A: Let me look. B: It was before I was born. A: Yes. B: Where did you lose it? A: I have no idea. B: Yes. A: Did you put the sheets on the beds? B: Yes. What did you say? I said I have to go to the bathroom. A: Why do they want tax cuts? B: Because tax cuts will save them money. A: What do you listen to? B: Mostly talk radio. A: Yes. an old smell 33. B: Now all you have to do is sew it on. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: But I love coffee. B: No. it’s your life. Talk Radio A: Do you listen to the radio? B: I listen day and night. 38. B: Maybe we shouldn’t complain 34. You eat too much chocolate. they do a good job for the money. it’s not there. I haven’t. old people don’t smell like fruit. A: What kind of change? B: They want tax cuts. A: Now a stamp is 42 cents. Have you looked in the mirror? Do you think I’m getting fat? I didn’t say that. A: Then what did you do? B: I folded all the towels. A: Have you ever lost a letter in the mail? B: No. B: I found a button in my pant cuffs one time. This one does have an extra button. A: That was a long time ago. A: What did you wash? B: I washed the sheets and towels. B: You drink too much coffee.A: Yes. Well. A: What about the pillowcases? B: Yes. a thrift shop has that same smell. they do. I dried everything in the dryer. B: A button is hard to find. A: Neither have I. I did. 37. A Lost Button A: A button came off my shirt. I have to find the button. A Bad Diet 7 . Did You Say Something? A: I have to go to the bathroom. B: I think stamps used to cost a penny. A: You’re right. B: What are you going to do? A: First. A: What do they say? B: They say they want change. Did you look in your pant cuffs? A: That’s a good idea. B: But in May it will be 44 cents. A: Did you dry everything in the dryer? B: Yes. No. B: So. They Deliver A: The price of stamps goes up and up.

Do you want a sandwich? B: Yes. 39. B: Plus installation? A: No. I could smell me. All you want to eat are hot dogs and candy bars. A: It sure is. I’m hungry. that sounds nice. A: I can smell you. A: Where’s the mustard? B: It’s in the fridge. A: I’m looking. here it is. B: Really? A: Yes. B: If I smelled bad. A Ham Sandwich A: What is there to eat? B: I don’t know. B: Eat the fruit. B: When can I wear perfume? 41. young lady. A: Oh. Your Email Address A: What’s your email address? B: It’s bluedog123. 40. B: Oh. Mom. too. B: You’re smart. 43. That’s bad news. I’m not dirty. because this happened before. thank you. A: How about some potato chips? B: Yes. B: If my hard drive crashes. A: That’s my perfume. B: But. B: Look in the fridge. Time for Your Bath A: It’s time for your bath. but I’m going to call HP first. it’s just a couple of screws. I’ll just call you. A: Next time you go to the market. A Black Screen A: Something’s wrong with my computer. A: That’s what you think. I think. B: Exactly what? A: All I get is a black screen. B: Are you sure? A: It’s almost empty. 42. Look in the fridge. yes. B: What happened before? A: My hard drive crashed.A: Mom. B: I bought lots of oranges and apples. And a pickle. A: It’s a lot better than paying someone $60. my hard drive is easy to remove and replace. I always back up my files. I want something tasty. only about $85. B: Why? A: Because you don’t want to smell bad. B: I can smell you. B: I went to the market yesterday. A New Hard Drive A: I called HP about my computer. A: I think I’ll make a sandwich. B: What did they say? A: They said I need a new hard drive. just to make sure. B: What’s the matter? A: I think I know. let me go with you. There’s nothing to eat. How much is a new one? A: It’s not too much. B: That’s too bad. no. It’s good for you. B: No. if we have any. A: You need a bath every day. B: Will you lose all your files? A: No. 8 . B: I don’t smell bad. B: The bread is in the cabinet. B: What kind? A: A ham sandwich. A: I don’t see anything. B: That’s nice. A: I don’t want fruit.

A: I thought you had an elephant in your house. A: I liked it. B: It was long. and you’ll see. My email address is bluedog123@yahoo. Pasadena. B: It wasn’t that loud. B: You’re funny. B: You should unplug the phone. Do you have a best friend? A: Of course. maybe one hundred. B: So what’s the problem? A: Bluedog123 is just the street. B: That is a lot of friends. CA 91170. and ZIP code. A: No. B: Hmm. B: I’m going into the bathroom to blow my nose. too. A: The son gave a nice speech about his father. A: Do you think anyone will come to my funeral? B: Of course. dad. B: Really? How many do you have? A: I don’t know. You have to give me the city. I’m really tired. too. state. Just let me sleep until I wake up. 47. B: How many best friends do you have? A: I think about twenty-five. 44. I have only one best friend. A: I think it was about 45 minutes long. I thought a plane had crashed into your house. That’s incomplete. 45. A: Okay. too! 46.A: Bluedog123. B: I’ll start dinner at 6:00. A: What did you say? I think I’ve gone deaf. A: That’s correct. I think I’ll be awake by then. I’ll be right back. You Can Have Some of My Friends A: I have lots of friends. B: I’ll give you a speech like that. A: I will blow my nose sometime for you. B: Have a nice nap. B: But it went by fast. I’ll take your word for it. your nose will wake you up. A: That’s a good idea. B: Yes.com. B: Do you want me to wake you in an hour? A: No. B: If not. A: I don’t think I’m going to dream about anything. A: Did you have to blow right next to the phone? B: Did you hear that? A: Of course I heard that. The Elephant A: Yikes! What was that noise? B: I had to blow my nose. Thinking about His Funeral A: That was a nice funeral. I have lots of best friends. B: Oh. A: You mean I will smell the food cooking? B: You might even dream about dinner. I get it. 9 . A: I think only the family will be there. thanks. Are you sure that's all? B: Yes. B: Okay. it was. They will be there. It was interesting. B: What do you mean? A: What’s your mailing address? B: 456 Cherry Drive. Time for a Nap A: I’m going to take a nap. B: You have lots of friends.

A: Rude people are everywhere. B: For example. 51. Is It Raining? A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: What’s the weather like? I don’t know. I took him there yesterday. B: What do you want to do? A: I want to get a puppy for my son. 49. A: I’m watching you. because I love you. A: I don’t understand. He showed me one that he really liked. You’re the only woman for me. B: Let me help you. if your birth date is January 12. B: I don’t want any other woman. A: I will chop your toes off. I’m not a cheater. A: What does “MI?mean? B: “MI?stands for Middle Initial. I just woke up. B: I’m an open book. B: I have only a few friends. A: I’ll get him one of those little dogs. A: Why do you hate to go outside? B: I meet too many jerks. yes. That’s simple enough. B: That will make him so happy. B: Do you know which one he would like? A: Oh. B: You won’t catch me. I will share my friends with you. and fill in the bubbles completely. B: I wonder what he’ll name it. but not me. I swear it. Use numbers. 48. You Will Die A: Don’t you ever cheat on me. A: What does “MM/DD/YY?mean? B: That means Month/Day/Year. The best thing to do is just stay home. B: Why would I do that? A: Because men like to cheat. B: But what can you do? A: You can yell at them. If You Cheat. Let’s Not Go Out A: I hate to go outside. A: If I catch you. 52. A: And eat too much. write 01/12/87. B: And they will yell back at you. B: This city is full of jerks. B: No. Fill Out the Form A: Will you look at this form? B: Are you having problems with it? A: I don’t understand some things. B: Me too. B: I bet you had to drag him away. The Animal Shelter A: Let’s go to the animal shelter. A: He wanted to take it home yesterday. B: That’s very nice of you. Watch me all you want.A: I feel sorry for you. A: I agree. A: Yelling doesn’t do any good. Why don’t you look outside? Okay. forever. you’ll be sorry. 10 . It looks like rain. B: One that won’t grow up too big. 50. B: Honey. 1987. please. A: Oh. Is it raining right now? No. How do you know? The street isn’t wet. B: Some men do. A: I will poke your eyes out. A: You must be lonely. one by one. Why do you say that? The sky is gray. B: Always print clearly.

yes. the snow is fun. B: What do you mean? A: Every morning you get up late and rush off to work late. B: Okay. A: That means it will get hotter. I forgot. 54. A: Well. B: I am dying from the heat. It’s So Hot A: I can’t believe how hot it is. Digital TV A: Are you ready? B: Ready for what? A: Ready for the big switch. B: Oh. I don’t need a converter because I bought a digital TV. A: Oh. B: You’d better take an umbrella. B: Oh. A: Turn on the air conditioner. 53. A: Did you buy the converter? B: No. B: I’ll just take it out to the street tomorrow morning. B: It gives you money? A: I just insert my debit card into the machine. Of course I’m ready. B: How long did it take? A: It took us all day. no. B: What time does the recycle truck come by? A: It usually gets here at noon on Tuesday. The ATM A: I’m going to the bank. B: Why is that? A: Because I love the snow.A: I have to go shopping today. B: How are you going to do that? A: I’ll just use the ATM. 56. 55. A: When is he coming? B: He’s busy. B: What’s that? A: It’s the Automatic Teller Machine. which is tomorrow. B: Yes. but it’s my own money. you’d better take it out front. What good is that? I thought it gave you free money. it gives me money. B: Do you think I’ll forget to do it? A: You’ll remember to do it. you don’t. 57. but you won’t have time to do it. A: Does it pick up any digital channels? B: Oh. He said next week. B: And it gives you money? A: Well. B: Let me help you make one this year. B: It doesn’t work. B: How big was it? A: It was seven feet tall. A: How much was that? B: It was only about $120 for a 13-inch screen. A: What happened? B: I don’t know. I get six Korean channels but nothing in English! 11 . B: What are you talking about? A: The nation is switching to digital TV. A Snowman A: I’ll be glad when winter comes. Move the Blue Bin A: Did you put the blue bin out on the street? B: Oh. no. A: Last year we made a big snowman. B: Did you give him a nose? A: Of course. I’ll take it out front right now. A: Did you call the repairman? B: Of course. We gave him a big carrot for a nose. B: What do you need to do? A: I need to withdraw some money. B: It’s not even noon yet.

A: That doesn’t make it right. A: Your daddy was a good little boy. A: Of course not. B: But I don’t have a tissue.? A: His life sucked. A: Except we can’t afford it! B: No wonder you’re worried. B: Do they know what the robber looks like? A: Yes. fighter jets followed him for an hour. A: And I have to take care of our children. B: You should be happy. B: Poor guy. he stole a plane in Canada and flew into the U. you have to take care of your wife. B: What race is he? A: They didn’t say.S. too? 61. but marriage is a lot of responsibility. A: I am happy. B: I didn’t have time to get one from there. B: Then they also shouldn’t tell us if the robber is male or female. A: They're in a different world. A: I will talk to your father about that. because that is sexist. A: Then go find a tissue in the bathroom.S. He was hoping a fighter jet would shoot him down. Use a Tissue A: Don’t wipe your nose on your sleeve.S. Two Little Ones A: I’m worried. B: How do you know? Were you his mommy. B: The TV news doesn’t tell us the race anymore. After two U. But Is It Art? A: I don't get art. That would be racist. not worried. he landed on a highway. B: But how can we identify someone if we don’t know their race? A: Don’t ask me. all my friends use their sleeves. 59. he just landed the plane and walked to a restaurant. A: Did you hear about the pilot? B: The one that stole a small plane? A: Yes. A: Your sleeves are not tissues. B: I bet Dad did it all the time when he was my age. B: Worried about what? A: I’m getting married. B: Or artists.58. 12 . B: They sure are. We want to have a little boy and a little girl. B: How do you know? A: The TV news is reporting a bank robbery. B: I saw Dad wipe his nose on his sleeve yesterday. and about 30 years old. B: Did they catch him? A: Yes. 62. he’s 6 feet tall. B: Are you going to start a family? A: Yes. Just Shoot Me A: People are funny. black hair. 60. B: That sounds wonderful. B: Yes. B: Did he crash? A: No. 200 pounds. B: Did the cops find out why he flew into the U. Don’t Be a Racist A: The police need our help finding a robber. B: But Mom.

A Tough Choice A: Beer is a powerful drug. The hot iron melts the glue so the patch sticks on. that's a tough one.B: I saw a painting of a jar that was full of pencils. I have to fix the hole. A: Yesterday a pen fell through my pants onto my shoe. B: Just be patient. B: Did he ever take art lessons? A: I can't believe it. they will offer you beer or cigarettes. B: You can sew it up or use an iron-on patch. 63. B: But it was full of pencils! How could he say it was empty? A: Artists see things differently. B: Lucky for you it wasn't a sharp knife. A: Which would you prefer? B: What do you mean? A: When you die and go to heaven. I'll start thinking about having some fun. A: Who carries a sharp knife in their pocket? B: Criminals. the glue washes off. A: Tell me about this patch. Nothing's perfect. 66. I drew paintings like that in third grade. B: Who knows? You live. A: Well. Patch It or Sew It? A: My pants have a hole in the front pocket. B: You shouldn't carry pens in your pocket. A: That sounds a lot easier than sewing. A: Anyway. B: Boy. A: Then why aren't I having fun? B: Because you're thinking too much. of course. B: Did you ever see anything that Picasso painted? A: Of course! He's world famous. B: The patch has glue. B: But cigarettes taste much better when you have a cold beer. B: Where are they? Maybe they are worth millions. Fun doesn't come along every five minutes 64. A: We must be here for some reason. A: Who makes up all these jokes? B: Who knows? But there must be a 13 . But after about ten washings. What's So Funny? A: Do you know any good jokes? B: I can't remember jokes. A: The artist said the jar was both full and empty. A: What's so tough about it? Of course. B: They go in one ear and out the other. B: I could pick only one or the other? A: Yes. Life Is for Living A: What's the point? B: The point of what? A: Of living. not even in heaven. B: It is. B: So are cigarettes. A: So I should stop thinking? B: Stop thinking about what the point is. A: Neither can I. A: Okay. and then you die. B: Maybe we're here to have fun. I would pick cigarettes. B: I don't think I want to go to your heaven 65. you can't have everything.

just in English alone. I never did. We need to think green. A: No one speaks perfect English. buckle my shoe. B: What's that? A: It's a yearly reminder to take care of our planet. 68. 70. songs would suck. A: How long will it take me to learn? B: I think it will only take you a year or two.hundred new ones every day. B: Don't be ridiculous. A: Of course! People everywhere like good jokes. A: Yes. B: I wonder if every language has jokes. A: Did you ever take an IQ test? B: No. I think I'm average. A: It's more than just a date. I guess. A: Like "One. because showers waste a lot of water. Spanish Spoken Here A: You're very lucky. but songs have music." B: But people still write poems. no one understands what you're saying. B: Shakespeare was a poet. B: Yes. A: How soon can we begin? B: Ahora! That means right now. really? I think most jokes are about men! 67. wish that you were really rich or famous. B: What do you think people joke about the most? A: I think most jokes are about women. two. B: Oh. 71. A: Did he get rich from his poetry? B: Probably not. No Time for Rhyme A: Poetry sucks. it's Earth Day. B: Yes. too. A: Don't you ever wonder what it's like to be super-smart? B: It must be very lonely. my English isn't perfect. A: Why's that? B: Because if you're super-smart. B: Spanish is easy. B: Maybe I will be the first! A: I've been thinking about learning Spanish. A: What do you mean? B: If you're going to make a wish. B: Is it your birthday or anniversary? A: No. All I know is that I got A's and B's in school. B: How about if I take shorter showers? A: That's a good idea. 69. Dumb and Happy A: How smart are you? B: I don't know. A: Some of it is okay. you mean like reuse things and recycle stuff? A: Yes. B: Oh. save water. B: I don't know anyone who likes it. it's April 22. Live from NBC 4! 14 . I'll be happy to teach you. B: Well. Without music. B: Why do you say that? A: You speak two languages. A: Poems are a little bit like songs. A: I wish I was really smart. and stop using plastic bags. It's the Only Earth We've Got A: Do you know what today is? B: Yes. A: No one makes any money at it. the poems that rhyme and are easy to remember. B: From now on I'll spend only 20 minutes in the shower.

You left all the mud on the carpet. B: I thought it was next Sunday. A: She raised you. A: Well. It’s all over the news. 72. I switch channels. B: Don’t you want me to clean up the mud? A: Wait till it dries. A: I mean. She knows that I love her. no. B: Look at the bottom of my shoes— they’re clean. A: That's true. B: Okay. 73. 75. B: Next time I will be more careful. Wipe Your Feet A: Did you wipe your feet? B: Yes. and all you ever give her is a card? B: It’s okay. A: Of course they’re clean. B: What’s the matter with it? 15 . A cemetery is for dead people. A: You're not going to be buried? B: A coffin costs too much and takes up too much space. A New Flag A: I don’t like our flag. A: Well. 74. B: Children seldom visit their parents in a cemetery. B: I’ll get her a nice card. She's going to hire a nanny for her eight infants. A: Wasn't there anything about OctoMom? B: Of course. Whenever the weather comes on. A: What was the second story? B: Some actor married a woman young enough to be his daughter. B: This Sunday? A: Of course. A: Yes. not living people. Life after Death A: What are you going to do about your death? B: Well. but it will be in a cemetery where your children can visit you. of course I wiped my feet. A: Is that it? B: Yes. A: Are you going to be buried next to each other? B: Oh. What was on? B: Nothing that would pass as news. That’s all I ever give her.A: I missed the TV news last night. A: What's the weather going to be like this weekend? B: I don't know. you’d better get her something. A: What was the lead story on the news? B: Some actress was in court for driving without a license. someone brought it into the house. A: Then why is there mud on the carpet? B: I don’t know. A: What was the third story? B: A bull chased a man in a supermarket. A: We figure our kids can visit us whenever they go to the beach. I’ll get the vacuum cleaner. mostly I'll try to avoid it. A: Don’t vacuum it now. Our ashes will be shaken into the ocean. are you going to get buried or cremated? B: My wife and I will be cremated. It will be easier to vacuum. Mother’s Day A: What are you getting for your mom? B: What are you talking about? A: Sunday is Mother’s Day. It’s not my mud.

A: A flag should be pretty. It isn’t there. What college do you go to? I go to Pasadena City College. I used it yesterday. B: That’s ridiculous! A: You don’t like pretty women? B: Of course I do. School Life 1. either. Anything else? Yes. B: Only a dollar? Don’t even look for it. 3. I really like it. B: Of course it does. B: How many? A: First you dial seven numbers. You have a lot of plants. B: Where did you lose it? A: I don’t know. I’ll bet he enjoyed his walk. B: That’s only a penny a minute! A: It’s a great price. I vacuumed the entire house. B: I don’t understand. a lot of flags have stripes. B: Yes. well. B: Did you look in your desk? A: Yes. I do. It’s not expensive! A Lost Pen 77. What did you do? I watered all the plants. I Go to College Do you go to college? Yes. B: When did you lose it? A: I think I lost it today. then A: I lost my new pen. yes. the water goes down into the glass. That’s a lot of work. the water would 16 . Then I did my laundry. B: Yikes. B: Where do you get that? A: I buy it at the dollar store. I think I’ll keep my long distance service.A: It’s too much like other flags. Dialing for a Dollar A: I don’t have long distance service with my home phone. A: Without gravity. B: It’s probably around somewhere. A: Oh. But not on our flag! A: Every nation should have a pretty woman on their flag. B: So how do you make long distance calls? A: I use a calling card. it only cost me a dollar. then ten more numbers. Do you like it? Oh. But you have to dial a lot of numbers. And then I made lunch. Gravity for All A: Gravity is very important. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: 2. B: You can’t go to war carrying a flag with a woman on it! 76. I took the dog for a walk. I’ll bet you were hungry! ten numbers. too. B: Did you check all your pockets? A: I checked all my pockets. What else? I like all my classmates. B: What is gravity? A: It’s the force that pulls everything down. B: How much is it? A: It’s one dollar for 100 minutes. Work up an Appetite A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: I had a busy morning. Why do you like it? Because it has great teachers. That takes some time. A: If you pour water into a glass. B: What should our flag look like? A: It should have a pretty woman on it.

B: I’ll read it very loud. Shake Your Pen A: My pen is out of ink. 9. B: I’ll get the yellow pages for an eye doctor. A: I never miss the food and drink section. There is no more ink. too. B: Open the book. A Good Magazine B: It gives you all the news. B: Take your time. A: All the news in only 50 pages. B: You can borrow mine. A: I read it once. A: The light is on. B: He’ll give you a prescription for glasses. They canceled their other news magazines. mom! A: You can watch TV after you do your homework. A: Anything else? B: I need a notebook. B: What do you mean? A: You would float into the sky like a balloon. B: I gave a subscription to my parents. A: Do you need a calculator? B: No. B: See an eye doctor. B: Turn on the light. B: What were you doing? A: I was writing a letter. A: That’s what I need to do. B: I always read the film reviews. School Items A: What do you need for school? B: I need pencils. A: There will be another show next week. and I subscribed. 6. that’s all I need for now. B: I hate the rules! I can’t wait till I grow up. B: So did mine! 7. B: But. A: I shook it. you would go up. A: Do you need a pen? B: No. B: I like the political cartoons. The Soldier A: I like this magazine. 17 . in case your hearing is getting bad. B: That would be fun! 4. I’ll return your pen when I’m done. A: Thank you. New Glasses A: I can’t read my book. B: Tell her I said hello. A: Then why are you watching TV? B: This is my favorite show. A: Me too. B: Shake it a couple of times. B: Who were you writing to? A: It’s to my mom. A: I’ll make an appointment tomorrow. 5. I’ll buy a new one tomorrow. A: How about a dictionary? B: No. 8. A: Read the phone number to me. Do Your Homework A: Have you done your homework? B: Not yet. A: Go do your homework. B: Please? A: You know the rules. we have a big dictionary in the classroom. A: The book is open. A: Okay. B: So do I. B: But the show will be over. The teacher doesn’t permit calculators. B: You’re joking. I guess that’s it. B: Yes. A: Without gravity. A: I like the beautiful photos of the houses for sale. A: Well.go up. I already have a pen.

You might get killed. Like what? Well. A: No more homework. B: Why not? A: They might think I’m stupid. A: I don’t think so. No Parking A: Parking at school is impossible. A: And lots of books. B: I didn’t know that.A: I can’t wait until I graduate. if I have a big test at school. B: So what are you going to do? A: I’m joining the army. B: Well. B: They’re not going to think that! They’ll be glad to help you. A: Well. 10. A: Are you going to college? B: I can’t afford it. B: I’ll say. 13. you should ask your teacher or your classmates for help. Two Plus Two A: How good is your math? B: I can add two and two. A: What do you mean? B: I mean. B: Maybe I’ll teach middle school. Keep Your Eyes Open A: This is a huge library. I’ll have enough money to go to college. When’s that? When I need something. B: You have to be lucky to find a parking space. After I finish. B: With what? A: I’m taking a math course in school. B: Did you yell at them? A: Yes. Do you pray to God? Occasionally. B: Did you find a spot? A: I found a spot. A: What are you going to do with an English major? B: I’m going to be a teacher. B: Not even a church is safe from thieves. B: And? A: And he yelled back at me. it has lots of rooms and lots of space. A: You’d think a library would be safe from thieves. The English Major A: What is your major? B: English. A: They might think that I’ve got an iPod or laptop in there. Prayers A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Do you believe in God? Of course. Does God answer your prayers? Yes. A: Me neither. A: I can’t do that. A: High school or middle school? B: High school. A: I started teaching five years ago. Do you ever pray for money? 18 . B: Now you’re thinking. 14. B: You’re kidding. keep your belongings close to you. B: And lots of thieves. B: But thieves don’t know that. B: I hate homework. B: How rude. A: The only thing in my backpack is used books. I’ve passed all my tests. I did. but someone cut in and took it from me. A: I drove around for half an hour. B: Yes. A: So you’re not very good at math? B: I’m terrible at math. I need some help. B: Me too. 11. B: That’s not a bad idea. A: I teach high school English. A: But I got lucky a few minutes later. 12. B: How do you like it? A: Do you see all this gray hair? It was totally black five years ago.

B: So what? They still drove off. B: It sure isn’t. B: You need to walk faster. 3. B: So? That’s a ticket? A: Yes. B: How many cars? A: Eleven cars. it’s usually late. Don’t Cut the Tires A: I don’t like riding the bus. Buses don’t run late at night.Transportation 1. B: What husband? A: The husband of the driver who ran over two college students at 3 a. I won’t need to do that until I graduate from high school. B: Who cares? Everyone is strange. it doesn’t run 24 hours. A: People will think I’m strange. it’s too crowded. A: The husband said he tried to help the boy. A: Number four. A: That’s a good idea. B: So what? Did he dial 911? A: He said he was thinking about it. either. Hit and Run A: The cops finally found the husband. A: Number two. B: Yes. the white walk sign was blinking. The Crosswalk Don’t Ride the Bus A: Life isn’t fair. A: Number five. it’s too slow. B: Why not? A: The seats and windows are dirty. A: The husband said a fire department was nearby. B: Where were the cars? A: They were in the student parking lot. A: I got a ticket yesterday. Bad guys might rob you. B: You should bring some wipes with you. yeah. 15. A: We had a problem at school. 19 . B: Why not? A: Number one. B: You’re right. B: You’re right. B: Were you in a crosswalk? A: Yes. 2. 4. A: No. and the boy is still in the hospital. The buses are never on time. it’s a $140 ticket. The girl died instantly. B: That’s terrible. B: You’re right. A car is faster. B: He didn't get around to turning himself in. but he didn't get around to it. but the red hand was blinking. You have to stand in the aisle. B: What was the problem? A: Someone cut the tires.m. B: Then you can wipe your seat and window. B: You’re right. B: Don’t worry about what people think. A: That’s for sure. B: Don’t they clean the bus every night? A: I think they do. III. A: Number three. I hope they catch the person. B: That’s not right! A: When I started to cross the street. he pushed him off the hood of the car. B: How many tires were cut? A: One or two tires were cut on each car. B: You’re right.B: Not yet. it’s unsafe. B: Oh. he said he gently placed the boy on the street. What Will People Think? A: I don’t like riding the bus. B: What tires? A: The tires on the cars. B: What for? A: I was crossing the street.

B: So is everyone else. A: Don’t ever be in a hurry when you’re driving. he won’t. Let me get my camera. A: I think I’m going to explode. B: And I don’t have either. B: Well. Where are we going? Into the mountains. A: So the cop will stop those cars? B: Of course. B: No. B: How do you know that? A: I read a lot. He stops the fastest cars. A: Check your tires or you’ll get a flat. Luxury plus speed. A: I have to go to the bathroom. A: My friend got a ticket for doing 75. Where did you park it? I parked it right here. B: How often do I have to do that? A: Once every two months. B: I’ll try. B: Why do you say that? A: The speed limit is 65. A flat costs you time and money. A: But a cop might stop you. What are we waiting for? Let me get the keys. You bought a new car? Yes. A: But you’re doing 75. B: Why didn’t you go before we left? A: I did. I bought a Cadillac. 7. A: That’s not my fault. Hold on! 10. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: 9. B: Well. B: Just hold on. Let’s go for a ride. B: I’m in a hurry. 8. but I have to go again. Are you sure? Yes. Maybe it’s the wrong tree. A: I’m thinking. B: I thought drunks caused most accidents. B: Why not? A: Because you’ll have an accident. I meant to. I remember this big tree. Think about a hamburger. B: That’s a lot. 6. Some cars are doing 85. A: Oh! Don’t hit any more bumps! B: We’ll be at McDonald’s in just a few minutes. Most accidents are because people are in a hurry. B: Oh. I want to show you my new car. B: I know that. B: Your friend was unlucky. hold on a little longer. A: No. A New Car Check Your Tires A: Remember to put air in your tires. B: It’s not my fault.5. it isn’t. No. this is the tree. The Missing Car A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Where’s the car? What do you mean? The car isn’t here. You didn’t tell me to wake you up. A: What do you mean? B: That’s six times a year! A: Yes. A: I hope they are fast minutes. Did someone steal it? 20 . and it takes about five minutes each time. B: Think about something else. A luxury car. B: It’s the next exit. That’s not good. A: Don’t ever be in a hurry. You didn’t wake me up. It’s Okay to Speed A: You’re driving too fast. That sounds nice. I’m Going to Explode Don’t Be in a Hurry A: You’re driving too fast. but I still have to go.

A: They always need more money. They can only give a ticket if they see it happen.A: I sure hope not. A: They don’t believe us? B: No. B: The wind will get you. B: I’d rather not. 11. 12. too. B: Especially for drivers of big trucks. B: Why are you complaining? We’re going almost 20 miles an hour. A: When are they going to fix this problem? B: They said they need more money. Okay. A: How far away is that? B: I think we’ll be there in half an hour. 16. A: It gets worse every year. A: Why not? B: They have to see it happen. 21 . A: It sure is windy today. A: I hope so. Too Many Cars sponge and soap. B: The driver will just honk back at us. Don’t Call the Police Two Birds with One Stone A: Did you see that car? B: Yes. that’s between 2:00 and 4:00 a. A: The speed limit is 65! B: Well. A: Where are all these people going? B: They’re all asking the same question. we can dry it with a towel. B: Well. he went through the red light. I have to go to the bathroom. A: Don’t order for me. A: Then it will look like new B: And you save $10. It’s not a hard job. B: Only two cars can make a left turn every three or four minutes. the police don’t care. I’ll just wait. I’m not hungry. thank you. Wash the Car A: When are we going to stop? B: We’ll stop at the next McDonald’s. Then we can scrub it with a wet Beat the Light A: This is such a long light. A: Maybe we should honk the horn next time. B: It blows trees over. what do we do? B: We don’t do anything. 13. A: What do you mean? B: While you’re using the bathroom. and then I’ll eat yours.m. I’ll order for you. B: After that. B: Maybe they towed it away. A: Never park your car under a tree. B: Look how many cars are waiting in line. A: They need a left-turn arrow. A: This wind is dangerous for drivers. I’ll help you. or the birds will get you. 15. B: Get out of this lane. A: No. Why don’t you wash it? That’s what I’m going to do. I’ll get a bucket. A: We’ll be here forever. 14. A: So. I’ll rinse the car first. B: Was there much damage? A: My dad had to buy a new car. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: My car is dirty. I’ll order some food. I can always pull over. B: I’m very hungry. A: Can we call the police? B: No. A: A tree fell onto my dad’s car. B: We can kill two birds with one stone. A: The wind blows those trucks over. Windy Weather A: Look at this traffic. B: Paper is flying everywhere. Are you going to wash it yourself? Of course. B: It’ll get worse before it gets better. B: Wow! That’s terrible.

Hit and Run A Bad Driver? A: Good afternoon. 22 . killing the girl. B: Who? A: Two students from USC. I’ll be your witness.m. B: You need a car with low mileage. B: Especially the metal ones. Keep saving your money. B: Do you know why I pulled you over? A: I have no idea.000. A: $140. A: Of course it did. B: Well. Why stop after you’ve run over two people? B: I hope they find them and put them in jail for life 21. Beware the Carts A: What happened to your car? B: I got a dent in the parking lot. It will be so much quicker. nobody else does. you’ve got one now. officer. B: Forget it. B: You rolled through that stop sign back there. the car stopped and the passenger pushed the injured student off the hood. that should get you something. so why should I? B: That’s not the attitude of a good driver. Maybe it was from a shopping cart. 18. 20. Go straight. you didn’t. A: But I am a good driver. B: Did he get off the hood? A: No. A Slow Walker A: I need a cheap car. B: What are you talking about? A: I got a ticket downtown for $140. B: Why not? A: Because I’ll never find one for such a low price. A: And then we can turn right at the light. B: Well. A: They were in a crosswalk near school at 3 a. B: You’re right about that. B: What happened to the other student? A: He landed on the hood of the car. A: But I stopped! B: No. B: How much money do you have? A: $1. A: Here you go. I can't believe it. I’ve never had a ticket in my life. please. the white WALK sign was blinking. You slowed down. A: Those shopping carts are dangerous. A: How did you get it? B: I don’t know. but you didn’t come to a full stop.A: But we need to turn left. A: Well. B: So why did you get a ticket? A: The officer said the red hand was blinking. B: Were you speeding? A: No. Have a nice day. Here. I was crossing the street. B: Were you jaywalking? A: No. 17. A: But I need something that’s reliable. B: Your driver’s license and registration. B: Was it blinking when you entered the crosswalk? A: No. B: What happened? A: A speeding car ran a red light. A: Then what? B: Then we’ll just make a U-turn. B: You should fight that ticket. I was in the crosswalk. B: Good idea. All of a sudden I heard your siren. B: I’ll bet the car continued on its way. A: A car that was owned by a little old lady. A Dream Car 19. B: Where have you looked? A: I haven’t looked anywhere yet.

B: All the radios will be on extra loud. but there was a good sale at this store. I have the DVD. You’re trying to tell me something. Rained Out I Have Four Aces A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: 6. Someone has to win. 5. Sorry. and it drives him crazy. B: He never wins your money? A: Nope. Me too. A: I’m a good card player. B: Okay. look. A: I’ll teach you one. I saw it twelve times. A: Because I watch the other players. B: Yes. You think I should quit playing.A: I don’t park at a store that uses metal shopping carts. II. But you can’t win if you don’t play. And watch your DVD. B: That’s a good idea. Teach me how to play. It’s so sad. B: What do you mean? A: People will “tell?you if they have a good hand. they can move. I have four tens. 2. A: Your neighbors will hate you. It might as well be me. That’s what everyone says. B: Why is that? 23 . So do I. B: Is it easy to learn? A: Yes. listen to it more quietly. That didn’t take long. Entertainment 1. Too Much Volume A Card Game A: Let’s play cards. A: Well. B: I can’t wait till I grow up. We can watch my DVD. B: He knows you can’t read his mind. A: What will you do? B: I will play the radio as loud as I want. I always cry at the end. you know he has a good hand? A: I know he has a good hand. Don’t Waste Your Money I hope I win the lotto. B: But I’m listening to it. Your chances are very small. I saved about $50. B: Oh. It is a great movie. Okay. Save your money for school. so I don’t bet. it will only take about 30 minutes. What will you teach me? A: It’s called poker. A: That’s great. B: I don’t know any card games. B: Oh. That’s what everyone says. A: Did you save any money on the sale? B: Yes. Maybe he thinks you’re cheating. Let’s go to your home. 4. B: When he licks his lips. I don’t have four tens. Ha! You can’t win if you do play. B: I will have a radio in every room of my house. A: We each get five cards. 3. A: That’s okay with me. B: Okay. I did. a friend of mine licks his lips. B: How do they do that? A: For example. A Great Movie B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Did you see "Titanic"? Yes. but you’re not supposed to tell me. except this dent will cost about $150. I saw it eight times. please. A: That’s great. A: Remind me to never visit you. A: Turn the radio down. And then we can go to my home. B: If they don’t like it.

but it never is. A: Why doesn’t it close? B: Who knows? They said they’ll fix it before next season. A: They always tell us “what’s next. A: You can travel all over the world. A: Last week they told us about a bear in a back yard.A: What about the baseball game? B: It got rained out. A: Wear a jacket. A: Hmm. B: The dome doesn’t close. A: I figured that. 24 . it’s just coffee. B: There’s no sugar or cream in it. 8. A: What did you do? B: I stood on the Great Wall and looked all around. 10. I went to China yesterday. A: Maybe you should. B: It’s not too bitter for you? A: It’s a little bitter. B: There’s nothing in it. B: What’s the weather like? A: Let me step outside and see. No one is safe on the streets. B: I’ll put on my cap. my goodness. A: I love to go online. B: It’s a little chilly. 9. but it gets colder as the sun goes down. A Sip of Coffee A: Look at the car chase on TV! B: That driver is crazy. B: I know. The Great Wall A Crazy Driver A: I love my computer. 11. A: Rained out? B: Yes. A: No. but it’s okay. A: How could that be? B: Well. A: We’ll get warmer as we walk. A: I thought they were playing under a dome. too. B: I hope the police catch him. B: They should have kid reporters. right? A: Yes. B: The Internet is amazing. it is. you can’t play baseball in a rainstorm. A: Now he’s slowing down. A: It’s more like news for kids. B: I’ll put a glove in each pocket. B: Yesterday they told us about a dog in a pipe. it’s a taste you have to get used to." B: They always make "what’s next" sound exciting. B: How fast is he going? A: They say he’s going 80 miles per hour. 7. B: Oh. that’s not bad. A: I can’t believe he hasn’t crashed. It Isn’t News A: Can I try your coffee? B: Sure. B: I wonder if I should bring my gloves. rained out. B: Computers are so cool. B: Maybe he ran out of gas. A: Look! He just hit that car. A Chilly Day A: Let’s take a walk. A: Last night they told us about a cat in a sofa. just in case it gets colder. B: Sort of like beer. A: Look! He just got out of the car and started running. B: He’s going to kill someone. B: Yes. A: TV news is so stupid. A: The weatherman tells us the temperature in every town. Here you go. B: The sports guy shows us players fighting. A: What do you mean? B: I mean. B: They shouldn’t even call it news. B: Last month they told us about a mouse in a restaurant.

but they all have one thing in common. B: I don’t know which one I like the best. he was on the TV news today. B: Like real people with real problems. let it be! 13. I hope it has a happy ending. Free Money A: Let’s go to a movie. B: We watch people walk by with their dogs. B: How much money does he give away? A: This year he gave away $15. A: What would you like to see? B: Oh. B: I like a good story. B: Actors didn’t curse back then. A: He gave $100 to people in wheelchairs. B: Yes. 25 . Old Movies People-Watching A: B: A: B: A: B: What’s your favorite thing to do? I like to watch people. A: Every Easter Sunday he gives away money. B: Is it his money? A: No." B: What have you heard about it? A: It’s based on a true story about a divorced man and his young son. A: They still make movies like that. 14. yeah. That’s your favorite thing to do? Well. I don’t care. A: Let’s go to an early movie. A: And there was no violence. The Beatles A: The Beatles are the best. I felt like I was actually there. B: We don’t even know what kind most of them are. B: People stood in line just to get one dollar?! 16. B: I’d rather not. A: I love all their songs. yes! “Let it be. B: People today don’t like that. B: Yes. yeah!. that won’t be very crowded. today people like lots of action. B: What about the other homeless people? A: They got $1 each. B: So do I." A: “She loves you. It was like being there? Yes. A: Well. Yeah.. A: There are lots of different kinds. A: I guess you see lots of different dogs. B: Even though they’re in black and white. 12. A: Why not? B: You know I don’t like crowds. See a Movie Starbucks. B: That’s a lot of money. B: Okay. A: That sounds like a good spot. You’re the one who wants to go out. A: No. I want to see "The Pursuit of Happyness. they love to sniff each other when they meet. B: Well. like "She Loves You.. B: “…And you know you should be glad! A: What a great song. Movie stars give him money to give to homeless people. Where do you go to watch people? My girlfriend and I sit outside A: Old movies are the best. let it be…” B: “…There will be an answer. it’s one of them. A: They call him Father Dollar Bill.000. 15. A: A good story is more important than color. A: I like the ones I can sing along with. B: How about “Let It Be? A: Oh.A: B: A: B: What was it like? It was like the real thing. A: I like to see actors who are like real people. B: They are the best musical group ever.

B: Such as? A: Yesterday. I would buy all of her CDs." B: Is that a TV show? A: Yes. B: Do you have a digital TV? A: Of course. 19. B: Yes. 20. That means that she’s fat and ugly. 18. B: The digital signal is very clear. B: You don’t need to have cable. B: Uh-oh. B: Oh. A: But I have rabbit ears. B: I sure would like to see something interesting for a change. B: I'll say! I've gone around the world a dozen times already! A: Now they're adding old TV shows to the old movies. A: Oh. Buy a digital antenna. Dating 1. B: Men singers don’t have to look good. but they never make much money. A: Most of them are already broadcasting in digital. so she’s not ugly. B: Yes. A: But you would buy her CD if she was pretty? B: Yes. a woman complained about a cell phone she bought on eBay. A Good Singer A: All the TV stations are going to go digital. B: Okay. A: It puts me to sleep. really? A: Are you interested? B: Maybe. B: Rabbit ears aren’t strong enough. B: A cooking show follows a sewing show. Going Digital A: I love to watch "Judge Judy. I would never buy her CD. B: Was something wrong with the phone? A: It works only in Canada. It's on every afternoon. 17. but she looks like a man. A: There are lots of ugly men singers. But I don’t have cable. she’s just 26 . it isn’t! B: What do you mean? A: I can’t get a single channel. A: Singers are supposed to sound good. A: Then neither do women singers. Judge Judy A: That woman is a very good singer. too. and he didn't tell the buyer. but you do need a good antenna. B: They should look good. no. PBS could offer new shows.B: Yes. everybody gets the Public Broadcasting System. A: She’s cute. B: Tell me about it. A: What difference does it make? B: Female singers are supposed to be pretty. that will occur next month. B: What's so good about it? A: They have interesting lawsuits. A: A travel show follows another travel show. V. B: I hope Judge Judy made the seller take the phone back. A: A gardening show follows a knitting show. Something for Nothing A: Do you get PBS on TV? B: Yes. B: Who wants to donate? Public TV should be free. A: If more people donate money. B: Did the seller know that? A: Yes. A Blind Date A: I’ve got a date for you. B: Well. What is she like? A: She’s got a great personality.

So what’s the problem with her? A: Who said there is a problem with her? B: The problem is she has no problems —she’s too good for me! 2. B: Thank you. B: I hope I come back as a cat. B: Then why were you looking at her? A: I was looking at something else. A: Cats have beautiful eyes. B: How do you know? A: Because they always do. A: Would you like to go on a blind date? B: You must be joking. A: What’s the matter? B: I saw you looking at that woman. A: She weighs 98 pounds. really? Then spend tonight looking at the sofa. B: I’ve never been to a French restaurant. except my favorite color is blue. too. A: They’re all the same. So do you. that woman with the big boobs. B: And be happy together. A Night by Himself A: You have pretty eyes. Go on a Blind Date A: B: A: B: A: I love you. B: I’m not going to eat any snails! 3. B: You were. B: Oh. 27 . A: We’ll grow old together. A: I was not looking at her. B: And you’re mine forever. B: I’m not in the mood. A: Now you’re mine forever. B: Why not? A: She would laugh at me. A: But what if I’m a fish in my next life? B: I think some fish have blue eyes. A: I’m not interested in her. It was love at first sight? Yes. B: Maybe she’s different. A: I know. I’m serious. B: I would love to have blue cat-eyes. B: What’s the matter with green eyes? A: Nothing. B: Thank you. True Love A: Give me a hug.fat. I loved you the first day I saw you. A: I wish my eyes were blue. Let’s Have Dinner B: I didn’t love you at first. A: I think you’ll love the food. B: Just ask her out to dinner. I love you. A: I hope I don’t come back as a fish. A: We’ll go to a French restaurant. Ask Her Out A: I think you’re very pretty. B: Have you told her? A: Of course not. Blue Eyes A: I’m in love with that girl. B: Maybe in your next life you’ll have blue eyes. A: And then what? B: And then she’ll know that you like her. B: Yes. A: What woman? B: You know. 4. 6. she’s not fat. too. A: No. A: Would you have dinner with me? B: I would like to. you chased me and then you caught me. 5. B: That sounds great. B: Okay. A: Can I pick you up Friday night? B: What time? A: Eight o’clock. 7. it was love at first sight. I had to chase you for a while.

B: That’s dangerous. B: You met a girl at the supermarket? A: She was standing behind me in a really slow line at the checkout counter. so I asked her out. Anywhere else? Then we went to a jazz club. A: Then he didn’t bother to apologize. B: What if I don’t like her? A: Then you don’t date her again. B: That's what you say now. A: Dating will be the furthest thing from my mind. A Bad Date A: I had the worst date the other night. A: A blind date doesn’t mean that she is blind! B: What does it mean? A: A blind date is a date with someone you don’t know. B: What do you mean? A: He's old enough to be my father. it was pleasant.B: I don’t want to date a blind woman. One Date Only A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Did you have a date Friday night? Yes. I did. But you won’t date him again? B: No. in fact. Where did you go? We went to a nice restaurant. A: What does she do? B: Just yesterday. A: He should act his age. B: Well. B: That was nice of you. B: Why would I date someone I don’t even know? A: To try something new and exciting. yet he asked me out. A: Then he drove too fast to the restaurant. B: Why not? A: He's a dirty old man. Yes. and he left a $1 tip! B: I guess you can’t go back to that restaurant. B: Really? Who with? A: A girl I met at the market. That sounds like a nice date. Who did you go out with? A man I met in a coffee shop. B: Just wait until you're 50 years old. 10. B: But a lot of old people are still interested in dating. B: What did you say to her? A: I had two pineapples in my cart. B: Sometimes a slow line can be a good thing. 9. Wait till you're 50 12. B: She asked you about your pineapples? A: I told her I had gotten the last two on the shelf. B: That’s rude. B: That’s not a good start. but I offered her one of mine. Two Pineapples A: I have a date tomorrow night. you can't blame a man for asking. he was half an hour late. 11. I Love You More than Money A: Does your girlfriend ever make you angry? B: Sometimes. A: I thought about getting out and taking a taxi home. He was nice. and she asked where I had found them. 8. A: They should find a nice hobby. B: What happened? A: First of all. Sweet Dreams A: I don't like that man. but there was no chemistry. I told her I wouldn't 28 . B: What happened at the restaurant? A: We had a $40 meal. A: She asked me how she could return the favor.

B: That's what I thought. We can walk right in. A: That’s because they cook it while you wait. That sounds like fun. A Good Lunch A: Lunch was delicious. A: You don’t need a good nose for that —cigarettes stink. Mine is way too big. because you can be too sensitive to odors. A: Yes. B: I put lemon and butter in it. B: Thank you. B: Oh. B: But when I sneak just one cigarette in the morning. isn’t it? A: Yes. I feel like Chinese. A: That was a nice thing to say. too. B: Yes. B: This is a popular restaurant. A: The sandwich was good. 3. I know a good Chinese restaurant. A: What did she say? B: She laughed! She didn't believe me. A Bad Steak A: B: A: B: A: B: I’m calling the waiter. B: I’ve been coming here for years. A: Did she catch you using drugs? B: Sort of. A: Especially on toast. I’m hungry! 2. B: I’ll say. Where do you want to go? Let me think a minute. A: That wasn't very nice of her. that is a good nose. A: What kind of soup was that? B: It was tomato soup. B: I told her she should apply for a job at customs. But that can be a curse. That’s why it’s also the best hamburger in town. B: Yes. A Good Nose A: Some people have good noses. I Feel Like Chinese A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Let’s go out to eat. she can smell it that evening! A: Boy. That sounds delicious. too. 4. What’s the matter? This steak has too much fat. B: I can’t wait. What do you want the waiter to do? Bring me a better steak. Let’s go now. A: And they’re clean. How far away is it? A: B: A: B: It’s only 10 minutes from here. A: Me too. I mean good-smelling. is it? B: It’s the slowest hamburger in town. 29 . They just called my number. A: A great burger and great service. but it isn’t a fast-food restaurant. B: And the pickles were great. VI. A Slow Burger A: I can’t believe how long this line is. She knows whenever I sneak a cigarette. B: Everyone likes bacon and tomato sandwiches. no. B: Excuse me. A: I don’t mean good-looking. A: Tomorrow we’ll have rice and fish for lunch. At the Restaurant 1. I wouldn’t do that. B: She said that nothing is more important to me than money.trade her for all the money in the world. B: I wish I had a good nose. A: That tasted so good. 13. the workers are very polite. A: What did you say? B: I told her I wouldn't trade her for any other woman in the world. My girlfriend has a nose like a drug dog. Do we need reservations? Oh.

Look at the bill when we get it. B: You’re not going to examine it before we order dinner? A: No. and then spit on it. A Good Table A: This hot bread is delicious. B: But we just got here. B: Here comes the waiter. A: It is delicious. too. I’d rather not find out that it’s dirty. A: They probably wouldn’t like that. A: That’s a good idea. B: We’ll never go there again 9. the tables and chairs look okay. please. I would never go to your restaurant. Dirty Nails A: Let’s leave. Hot Bread 7. just one more piece. A: We can give him five more minutes. B: I like this restaurant because they give you free bread. the waiter looked clean. A: If I owned a restaurant. A: It passes inspection. too. B: I’m eating so much bread that I’m getting full. we got seats next to the kitchen. it’s an adventure. B: Yuck! No water for me. B: Maybe they’ll give us free drinks for waiting so long. B: Every time we eat out. B: No. 30 . B: Check out the silverware. A: I’m going to just hope that the bathroom is clean. See if his hands and nails are clean. I think we are paying for it. A: And he poured water into our glasses. step on it. A: You’re crazy. B: Me.A: Why not? B: They will drop the new steak on the floor. A: Well. There’s no charge for the bread. A: He had dirty fingernails. Let’s forget about germs and focus on food. I guess I was wrong. A: Did you see the waiter’s hands? B: No. A: Then stop eating the bread! B: Okay. Bad Service A: Have you seen our waiter? B: Here he comes now. B: Really? A: His nails were black! B: That’s disgusting. A: Okay. A: Last time. A: We’ve been sitting here for almost 10 minutes. I would never serve hot bread before the main course. 8. A: Maybe he’ll send us our waiter immediately. because I’m pretty hungry right now. 6. A: Well. Fear of Germs A: Is this a clean restaurant? B: Well. especially with butter. B: That’s terrible. A: Where do you get these crazy ideas? B: I used to cook in a restaurant! 5. B: I think we should just leave after we fill up on the bread. let’s sit down. A: I wonder if the cooks?nails are dirty. B: I’ll go up front and talk to the manager. B: Who cares? Let’s get out of here. B: Then the waiter will give you a big smile as he brings you the new steak. That isn’t our waiter. and then leave. so I guess it’s okay to eat here. B: You’re forgetting about the bathroom. B: Oops. Pass the butter.

it’s too close to the salad bar. B: Well. I give up. Take Me to the Ball Game 2. A group of eight just sat down at it. B: No. B: I like to hit the ball. B: No. A: I love to eat the peanuts. Which one? B: That one. A: I like to run around the bases. B: I don’t like practice. B: He's a famous artist. B: I want to be a baseball player when I grow up. A: Me too. it’s too close to the kitchen door. A: Bring a glove to catch a foul ball. 3. I Love Baseball A: Can we go to the baseball game? B: Of course. B: Without the food stains. B: So do I. I want to play for the Dodgers. The lake is only 10 miles away. 31 . A: We have to practice every day. A: This looks like a nice table. It’s a lot of fun to slide. Or we can go to the lake. I want to play for the Yankees. Let’s go to the lake. B: I like to slide into the bases. Do I Hear $60. B: Not me. Or we can go to the ocean. We’ll have fresh fish for dinner! 4. B: It certainly is. B: Finally. B: What is it this time? A: An Andy Warhol drawing. B: I hope we’ll catch a foul ball. Sports 1. B: And then you chase it. It gets a little cool at night. I’ll get the bait. A: Great. B: What’s the point? A: How can it be fun? B: They pay money to play this silly game! A: I think golfers have a mental problem. B: Did he sign it? A: Yes. And the napkin has food stains! B: So it's not worth much? A: Only about $30. A: You do this 18 times. 10. Golf Is Silly A: Golf is a silly game. A: I hope we’ll see a home run. VII. Yes. A: How about this table? B: No.000. because there are 18 holes. there is one good table. A: I love baseball. B: Yes. A: And then you hit it again. Where do you want to go? We can go to the river. A: Bring a jacket. it’s too close to the front door. A: Baseball is fun. B: Is it beautiful? A: It's just black ink on a white napkin. you put the ball into a hole in the ground. A: You hit a white ball. A: Okay.000? A: I don't believe the art world. it would probably be worth more. B: I love to eat the hot dogs. I’ll just use my cap to catch a foul ball. I’ll get our fishing rods. A: Yeah. Fresh Fish A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Do you want to go fishing? Yes. We can be there in 20 minutes. A: He drew two butterflies and a flower on a napkin in a restaurant. That’s a good idea.A: Is this table okay? B: No. B: I think they’re nuts.

B: But practice makes perfect. B: If his wife doesn’t mind. A: Somebody should check his birth record. B: I’ll bet they were drinking. I bought some new shoes. Can’t people just have fun at a baseball game? 32 . Are they comfortable? They’re very comfortable. A: He helped make the Yankees the best team ever. B: I’ll bet he was drinking. but it makes me nervous. A: He always visited hospitals to cheer up sick kids. A: Most people would say that. B: How so? A: Two guys got into an argument. Then they’re worth every penny. New Shoes A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Let’s go jogging. B: And Ruth was a good person. A: But I’m worried about Tiger. B: There will never be another Babe. B: Everybody loved him. B: You mean he could drown. all over the nation. I’ll wait until I wear this pair out. 9. 7. too. A: The victim hit his head on the concrete steps and died. 6. A: He shouldn’t SCUBA dive until he retires. A: Did you hear what happened at the baseball game? B: No. 5. I’m Worried about Tiger A: I think he is from outer space. B: He changed the game. B: But he dives to relax. It’s boring. B: What’s wrong with that? A: It can be dangerous. he made the home run popular. You might want to buy a pair. The Season’s Over A: Did you watch that golf tournament? B: The one that Tiger won? A: How did he do it? B: It was nothing for him. That’s a good idea. A: A third guy punched one of the two guys. A: Yes. Babe Ruth A: Tiger is the greatest golfer in the world. B: That’s not nice. please tell me. B: That’s terrible. Where Is Tiger From? A: Who’s the greatest baseball player? B: There are so many great players. you shouldn’t mind. B: Why is that? A: Because he likes to SCUBA dive. How much were they? They were on sale for $80. A: Someone punched out someone. A: He might relax. but who is the greatest? B: I’d have to say Babe Ruth. A: It’s worse than that. Do they help you run faster? No. too. B: No human could possibly play golf that well. B: No human can do that. he makes that shot. A: Whenever he needs a shot to win a tournament. B: You can say that again. 8. A: Yes. A: He sank a 20-foot putt on the last hole to win by one stroke! B: He sank a 25-footer last year at the same tournament to win by one stroke. B: I bet it says he was born on Mars.A: Me neither. but my feet don’t hurt anymore.

like a good amateur golfer. A: That will cost him some money. A: People are friendly. about $7 million. there is. there aren’t enough police. B: There’s only one police officer per 100 criminals. 11. B: No. A Player Cheats A: Why is there so much crime? B: Because parents don’t teach their kids right from wrong. B: There is no crime here. Safety 1. A: But it won’t stop other players from using drugs. it does. Everyone always figures that they won’t get caught. A: This is a great neighborhood. 3. B: Yes. B: Can we get tickets? A: Yes. but only the cheap tickets. B: What's so hard about golf? A: There are so many things you have to do right. 2. 12. B: Yes. A: I wish I could move here. Fire and Smoke 33 . Cheap Seats A: I want to go to the ball game. B: The league suspended him for 50 games. B: That’s a good price. B: Yes. A: There’s a real nice park nearby. B: Maybe you can. it’s cheaper than a hot dog or a beer.m. keep your head down. if someone moves out. B: Forget it. A: The streets and sidewalks are clean. A: He apologized to the fans. Too Much Crime Golf Is No Picnic A: Golf is so hard. B: How much are they? A: They’re only $5 each. B: Like what? A: Like keep your left arm straight. A: So it would be cheaper to hire more police? B: Yes. B: Yikes! Who can remember all that? A: You need to get a lot of lessons when you're really young. B: Where are the seats? A: They’re behind the outfield. A: That will teach him a good lesson. B: He probably won’t use drugs anymore. A: Yes. A: Can’t we hire more police? B: No.10. they are. No One Ever Leaves A: Did you hear about the ball player? B: The home run hitter on drugs? A: He said a doctor helped him with a personal problem. VIII. A: But there are a lot of police. A: Doesn’t crime cost more than police? B: Yes. and follow through. B: You mean like Tiger? A: No. B: He said he wasn’t using drugs. B: Yes. it starts at 7 p. It costs too much money. B: Yes. it is. A: I feel safe here. Golf sounds more like work than fun. they are. it would. A: Is that it? B: Also. B: What's so hard about hitting a little white ball? A: It's hard if you want to do it right. B: Is there a game tonight? A: Yes. B: Maybe we can catch a home run ball.

A: Hold your breath till we get there. 6. B: I’m ready for an accident. B: A good battery would have saved his life. They can’t keep him in jail forever. B: I don’t know. A: It’s common sense. A Puddle on the Floor A: Did you see that puddle of water on the floor? B: Yes. B: It doesn’t matter. A: Someone who slips could hurt their back. Use the Stepladder A: What are you doing? B: I’m going to change the light bulb. B: It isn’t easy to see. A: So maybe he’ll go to jail forever? B: I sure hope so. B: Was he smoking? A: Yes. He loves to start fires. B: It’s so tight that it’s hard for me to breathe. B: Okay. It burnt out. B: Did he die? A: Yes. B: That would teach him a good lesson. B: This time they have charged him with murder. but I don’t know where the orange cones are. B: It’s only a couple of feet. A: Are you crazy? B: What’s the matter? A: Those books will slip and you’ll fall. A: Why did they ever let him out? B: It’s the law. A: But his latest fire killed someone. A: A puddle of water is very dangerous. 8. A: What are you standing on? B: A couple of dictionaries and some textbooks. B: What happened? A: The man fell asleep. B: That’s too bad. A: It’s the law. B: It’s so much trouble. Play with Fire A: They say he has started fifteen big fires. 5. A: What if you fall while you’re holding the light bulb. What about his smoke alarm? A: The battery was dead. he was smoking a cigarette. he did. His cat died. A: But it’s real easy to slip on. B: They could even crack their head open. too. but no battery. A: He had cigarettes. and it breaks and pieces go into your eyes? B: I never thought about that. B: We can leave if we put an orange cone here. B: Especially on these slick floors. I called for a clean-up. 4. B: But it’s uncomfortable. 7. B: It happens all the time. Fasten Your Seatbelt A: Put your seatbelt on. B: Why? A: Because it will protect you in case of an accident. my seatbelt is on. A: You’d be blind for the rest of your life! B: I’ll get the stepladder. A: We should stand here till the cleanup person gets here.A: The house burned down. A: Someone should set him on fire. A: Yes. B: He’s been in jail three times already. A: I’m glad you don’t complain very much. A: Why not? Everyone knows he’s a firebug. The Fire Alarm 34 . Here he comes now with the mop. Sometimes the law doesn’t make sense.

B: Excuse me. B: Why is that? A: Because of all the earthquakes and fires.000 homes! 12. no questions asked. it’s safer than Florida. B: Why is that? A: Because of all the earthquakes and fires. Crime Reduction A: People who live in California are crazy. B: I’ll keep my receipt and my gun. B: I will as soon as I finish this article. I have to go back upstairs anyway. B: But big earthquakes happen only once in a while. 11. B: No. Guns for ALL A: You're yawning. B: No. A: A recent fire destroyed 85 homes. B: Maybe the mayor is just talking about his own neighborhood. A: Well. A: I didn’t know you had a gun. B: What are they paying? A: Up to $200 for each gun. There are a lot of fires. A: Florida doesn’t have earthquakes or fires. B: But big earthquakes happen only once in a while. A: I think I left the water running. A: But most of those hurricanes are harmless. A: Are you sure? B: Of course I’m sure. A: No one believes that the crime rate is going down. A: I have to check the stove. There are a lot of fires. if you bring your receipt. A: Well. B: No. Florida just has hurricanes every year from June to October. you didn’t. 10. Double-Check Everything article. A: Once in a while is once too many. Florida just has hurricanes every year from June to October. Let’s go! The only thing running is the clock! 9. B: Why? We’re already late. B: What’s the matter? A: Maybe I left the burner on. A: Then why does everyone lock their doors? B: I guess they haven't read this A: People who live in California are crazy. it’s safer than Florida. B: Why are they doing this? A: They want to get guns off the street. Hurricane Andrew destroyed 30. 35 . A: Once in a while is once too many. A: A recent fire destroyed 85 homes. B: Still. A: What are you reading? B: It's about crime in Los Angeles. B: Everyone in America should have a gun. A: You should go to bed. A: But most of those hurricanes are harmless. B: It’s getting later every minute. A: What does it say? B: The mayor says the crime rate is going down. B: Who would turn in a gun for $200? A: That isn’t a good deal? B: A good gun costs $400 or more. B: But you’re right. I checked the stove before we left. you didn’t. B: Still. Two Different States A: The city is buying guns.A: I have to go back upstairs. A: Florida doesn’t have earthquakes or fires. B: I sure am. B: But you’re right. maybe they’ll give you $400. B: No.

A: You’re right. A Christmas Flight A: I’m not sleeping here tonight. They’ll give us new sheets. listen to me. 5. it’s better to get there too early than too late. just call the front desk. New Sheets A: What time does your plane leave? B: It leaves at 12:15. and juice. 4. ham. Travel 1. A: Well. The food was delicious. B: Did you like it? A: I loved it. A: I want sheets without stains on them. A: Maybe the room is nice. I want to live there. A: You must be kidding. A: When do you have to be at the airport? B: I have to be there two hours early. B: People who live in Hawaii are lucky. Hurricane Andrew destroyed 30. 2. Time is running out. B: How was the weather? A: It was hot and sunny every day. B: There’s at least one huge accident every day. Let’s stay three nights. 36 . You need to buy a ticket now.000 homes! IX. It’s March. B: Well. A: I thought I would wait until October. Beautiful Hawaii A: I went to Hawaii on vacation. a real breakfast. B: Do they allow pets? A: No pets. B: I’ll bet this is the first time you’ve ever flown during Christmas. The Airport A: I like this hotel. fresh fruit. it’s an hour to get there. 3. B: When are you going? A: During the Christmas holidays. B: Wow! That is nice. let’s bring our own sheets. B: From now on. B: I like that. B: Bacon and eggs? A: With toast. B: I agree. B: Well. B: That means we have to leave the house at 9:15. sausage. Let’s stay for two nights. but not the bed. B: Coffee and a roll? A: No. Seats are selling out right now. A: So we have to be at the airport at 10:15. B: What do you like about it? A: We get a free breakfast. if there are no traffic problems.B: Excuse me. B: What’s the matter? This is a nice room. A Real Meal A: See those stains? B: I sure do. and the water is so blue. B: What did you do at night? A: At night I went out to eat. B: What’s wrong with the bed? A: Look at this sheet. B: No. B: So maybe we better leave at 8:15? A: Yes. I’m not. B: You’d better buy your ticket now. too. B: Yes? A: I need to fly to New York. A: You never know what might happen on these freeways. B: Did you go swimming? A: I went to the beach every day. A: I’m not sleeping on that sheet. no smoking. A: And the rooms are clean. B: What did you like? A: The island is so green.

B: To the Grand Canyon? A: Yes. 10. you don’t want to travel in winter storms. you should go online and try to find a good deal. B: Well. A: How did you like it? B: I loved it. B: Are you going to go anywhere? A: I was thinking of driving to Arizona. B: Have you tried earplugs? A: They don’t work. I've never been there. 6. B: Some people do it just to do it. B: People are always getting up to use the bathroom. B: Cheaper prices won’t do you any good if there are no seats. A: You’re jammed in with people all around you. Prepare for Takeoff A: Some guy rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. B: I think it depends on the season and on your cabin. B: Yes. B: That’s just the altitude change. Fear of Flying A: I hate flying. B: What do you mean? A: Every time we land or take off. my ears hurt so much. B: Can’t you take medicine or something for it? A: I’ve tried everything. A: Kids are crying or climbing over you. B: Well. B: Half of them are coughing. of course I want to go when the weather is nice. I guess that’s why he did it. but nothing works. A: I have no idea how much it will cost. I think he did. A: What’s the point? B: Now he has the world record! A: But someone’s going to break it. B: Because of all the security? A: No. I think. I still remember how amazing it was. Row Your Boat A: I want to cruise to Hawaii.A: But maybe prices will be cheaper in October. be glad you’re not a pilot. either. A: Well. B: That sounds like fun. Lots of fun. B: So do I. B: Are you going to travel alone? A: No. B: Doesn’t everybody? 7. B: That should be a nice trip. my sister and I will travel together. B: I was there when I was a kid. and the other half are sneezing. and lots of food. it hurts. flying used to be okay. 8. A Cruise A: I hate to fly. A: Why would he do that? B: Did he set a new record? A: Yes. B: Well. so what good is it? B: Well. he can enjoy it while it lasts. A: I don’t think he even got paid for it. 9. 37 . A: A long time ago. A: Whatever it is. The Grand Canyon A: I want to go on a cruise ship. B: It’s a flying zoo! A: I wish I could afford first class seats. B: Now it’s like riding a bus. A: You don’t have any elbow room or knee room. A: And I want to get a big cabin with a view. B: Good for him. Where do you want to go? A: Spring break starts tomorrow. because it hurts my ears.

A: How did we end up in that terrible hotel? B: The travel agent gave us a 50percent discount! 12. A Free Trip A: That hotel was terrible. B: Tell me about it. There were about 300 people there to honor us. B: All day long we heard TVs or telephones. B: They added phony charges to our bill. A: Room service brought us a cold dinner. Only one person has ever fallen off a mule.C. too. B: You should try riding a mule on a trail to the bottom. it did. you all deserve it. B: Housekeeping didn't give us fresh towels. Serving Your Country A: I have to hang up. 11. D. B: Who invited them? A: Some private organization. A: All night long we heard people snoring. X. A Long Day A: My dad went to Washington. B: That must have made you feel really special. A: My dad got to see the beautiful new World War II Monument. B: Why didn’t you take a nap when you got home? A: I didn’t get home until 30 minutes ago. A: I had to take my friend to the airport. 13.A: I'm sure I'll like it.C. D. A: Oh. B: How long was the flight? A: It only took about two hours. B: That’s very nice. B: The worst in the whole world. along with about 90 other veterans. B: Only a threat? A: Yes. 14. B: Why is that? A: There was a bomb threat at the airport. yes.m. B: Our nonsmoking room stunk of cigarette smoke. B: Why did he do that? A: He was invited. B: It’s not even 10 o’clock. B: Then you flew back home that evening? A: Yes. B: Don't worry. You helped save our country. B: You got up real early. B: Did you take pictures at the World War II Monument? A: Oh. TV reporters and the Army band were there. When we landed. We all took lots of pictures. Dad. A: Our room was right next to the elevator and the ice machine. Hotel Hell while they looked for the bomb. B: That trip must have cost a lot of money. I’m so sleepy. A: About 90 of us World War II veterans got on the plane at 8 a. A: The walls were so thin. A: No way! I don't want to fall to my death. B: Someday the bomb is going to be for real. A: He said all the money came from private donations. B: Well. B: Why did they invite him? A: To thank him and all the other soldiers who served in World War II. but I was stuck there all day A: That was a great trip to Washington. A: I’m falling asleep on the phone. Jobs 38 .

6. Work Is Hard A: Life is hard. B: I thought you had a job. I have to feed them. What do you do? I’m a babysitter. A: But now work is hard. B: Can you fix a dripping faucet in a kitchen sink? A: Of course.1. One is black and one is dark blue. Another family? A family with only one baby. B: What happened? A: I got laid off. B: What’s to check? A: Are your nails clean? B: Yes. Are you looking for another job? No. I couldn’t wait to graduate. I’m looking for another family. B: What was your last job? A: I was a painter. A: I had a long day. B: What are you going to do? A: I’m looking in the newspaper for a job. B: What else can you do? A: I’m a handyman. A: I thought school was hard. You have to change their diapers. B: Good luck! 2. 3. B: Then I have a job for you in my 39 . Hire Me A: I need a job. they don’t. A: Do your socks match? B: Of course they match. A: I didn’t even have lunch. too. A: Did you double-check your nose and teeth? B: They are clean. A: No. B: Yikes! Thank you. I Am a Babysitter A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: I don’t like my job. check yourself. too. A: Did you shine your shoes? B: My shoes are shined. they are. A: But work goes on forever! B: We have to work for 30 years! 4. ten of my coworkers got laid off. too. B: It sure is. Is that a lot of work? Babies cry all the time. A: I was busy the whole day. That’s a good idea. A: And it was only 12 years. A: Your day was just like mine. B: Me. B: Just you? A: No. B: So am I. A: I had to bring work home with me. too. B: That’s terrible! When did it happen? A: I got laid off last week. School was fun. B: Neither did I. A: Sometimes I wish I was back in school. too. Peas in a Pod A: I’m sleepy. B: So did I. B: I did too. I Need a Job A: I need a job. B: What happened? A: I got laid off because there was no work. B: It went by pretty fast. B: Of course it was. B: So was I. Before Going to an Interview A: Before you go to that interview. B: I agree. A: I did. Work is just as hard as school. B: Me. We work together! 5.

B: What’s bad about it? A: When you finish. A: Do you have any other skills? B: Well. over and over. B: What makes him so bad? A: He’s rude and he yells a lot. what kind of job do you 40 . Light My Fire A: What are we going to do? B: About what? A: About finding a job for me. 9. A: I can’t quit. B: Can’t you report him to his supervisor? A: Of course not. too. A: It’s the best job I’ve ever had. you’d be flipping hamburgers. B: You don’t need a job. 12. Over and Over A: Boy. B: Yes. I don’t want to sit around. B: Have you heard something that you’re not telling me? A: What do you mean? B: Are there going to be layoffs at this place? A: I certainly hope not! B: If you got laid off. A: Well. without a break. all you do is start another job! B: Yes. B: He sounds like a real jerk. B: How long did it take? A: Four hours. that’s right. If I do that.kitchen. A: I tell my students to become a teacher. I’m glad that job is finished. it’s good and bad. A: Especially if it’s the same work. I make enough money for both of us. B: That must be nice. and they ask me what jobs are the best. That sounds like a fair price. 11. A: I’ve never heard him say please or thank you. A: No one would hire you to flip hamburgers. It does get boring. A: That doesn’t matter. B: It’s always nice to finish a job. B: What makes it so good? A: For me. A: No one at work likes him. B: That’s hard to take. B: Teaching is a great job. A: It will cost you only $20 plus parts. because I’m making a good salary. B: Okay. B: What do you mean? A: I mean I have wonderful students. B: You shouldn’t choose money over happiness. they don’t like troublemakers or complainers. B: But that’s what most people do. 8. I know how to flip hamburgers. 7. Become a Teacher A: Do your students ever talk about their jobs? B: Yes. A: Yes. B: Okay. B: I wonder if there is any job that you don’t repeat over and over. I’ve been here for 20 years. I’ll lose my job. B: You’re a lucky man to have a job you love. it’s the students. we could both work at Burger King. A Bad Boss A: I think I have the worst boss in the world. I guess most of us are stuck in a routine. too. A: Teaching is the best part of my whole day. A: Oh great. What If? A: What would you do if you lost your job? B: I have no idea. B: Maybe we’d get laid off there.

B: What about the unfriendly dogs? A: I think if you are friendly to dogs. B: You sure do. of course. no patients. A: So do I. A: They need 300 new workers. B: That’s the truth. I’ll make a fortune. I was born to sell. 17. you should do something that you enjoy. A: So many people are out of work. B: Dogs are like people—not all of them are friendly. B: You didn't read about the company first? A: I didn't have to. B: What did you do? A: I bought some stock. A: I bought it on a hunch. All His Eggs in One Basket A: I was going to be a doctor. yes. the smart doctors are those TV news doctors—no hospitals. It's been in business for 60 years. B: Yes. but I will always pet the friendly dogs. you'll have something—you'll have a lesson you'll never forget! A: I want to be a mail carrier when I grow up. B: So what's the problem? A: I used all my savings on this one company. There are no guarantees. you stay away from hospitals. A: And now I'm glad that I didn't. but I’m worried. A: B: A: B: A: Knock. B: Why? A: Because you get to meet a lot of people.000 people showed up. What are friends for? 14. what do you want to sell? A: Cigarette lighters. B: Well. A: Yes. B: Oh. A: And you get to play with a lot of dogs. thank goodness. I'll have nothing. Knock! I want to move to New York. B: But you hate cigarettes and you hate smoking! 13. A: And you get a lot of exercise every day. thank you. B: And 4. B: Oh. His Parents Are Disappointed A: A new hotel is looking for workers. 16. B: I still have my job. Why do you want to move there? Because I want to make a lot of 41 . they are friendly to you. That’s very nice of you. B: Yes. B: Well. I saw it on the TV news. B: Okay. A: I enjoy selling. B: What happened to your plans? A: I got a D in college chemistry. A: You would do the same for me. because of all the killer germs. Still Working 15. A: If you're a smart doctor. a D is better than an F. you can move in with me. Nice Doggy A: I think I did something real stupid. you didn't become a doctor. you’re supposed to be working.want? A: I’m not sure. B: You put all your eggs into one basket. A: A tutor helped me get the D! B: So. A: If you lose your job. B: Oh. B: Me too. To the state or the city? To the city. B: Well. A: If the company goes out of business. B: Everybody buys stock. B: Of course. B: Why's that? A: A hospital is the most dangerous place in the world.

B: That sounds like a great job. A cow is man’s best friend. and then steam them for 15 minutes. Food 1. A: There sure are—at least a million. until one day my manager caught me. B: Why did you do that? A: Pasta is processed food. and pepper. A New Diet A: I love salads. B: We also get leather. I sliced off a little more for me. A: It hurt her feelings. B: All you will get is sore knuckles. cheese is nice. B: So. B: Natural food has more vitamins. A: I usually eat a simple salad. B: How did you like it? A: I loved it! B: Did you get free food? A: I ate free cheese and meat every day. French dressing is so delicious! Who cares about calories? 2. B: Can I have all those cans of tomato sauce you bought for your pasta? 5. A Good Salad 3. we do. B: How do you prepare the potatoes? A: I wash them. B: What’s the matter with that? A: Her mom is a great cook. 42 . B: I always put cheese in my salads. salt. a little salt and pepper never hurt anything.money. too? B: Yes. A: It was. A: I’m on a new diet. A: Whatever a customer ordered. Nobody will talk to you. A: Oh. B: Why was that? A: I sprinkled salt and pepper on the food before I tasted it. Bad Manners A: My girlfriend’s mom got mad at me at the dinner table. B: So how do you plan to become rich? A: I will knock on the doors of all the corporations. B: Did you get fat? A: No. B: That won’t make you rich. A: Yes. A: I will keep knocking on doors. B: That’s it? A: I add some pepper and salt. that’s so delicious. B: What are you eating now? A: I switched from pasta to potatoes. B: There are a lot of poor people in New York. I Used to Work in a Deli A: I used to work in a deli. Potatoes are natural food. A: What else do we get from cows? B: We get hamburgers and steak. XI. B: What do you put in it? A: Just lettuce. B: That sounds like a dream job. A: So we get cheese from cows. and we get milk. We Get Cheese from Cows A: I love cheese. but I did put on a few pounds. huh? 4. B: What kind of dressing do you use? A: I pour lots of French dressing on top. and celery. A: Where does cheese come from? B: It comes from cows. don’t we? B: Yes. A: And it’s just as easy to prepare. B: Me too. B: Me too. B: No more free cheese for you. B: Oh. B: That’s pretty simple. tomato. A: Then I add butter. A: We get a lot of things from cows. B: Me too.

9. 43 . 8. and one orange every day. B: Doesn’t that get old? A: No. She should have warned you. Yes. look. He almost died when he was little. too. B: Let me see. B: Of course you are. A: Just boil raw peanuts in salt water until the shells are soft. B: Do you know why? A: I think it’s the ice cream. 7. A: I’m sure everything will be okay in a day or two. A: I don't like to eat leftovers. B: How much did you buy? A: I filled up my freezer with ice cream. Your orange is pink. A Pound a Week A: There’s something wrong with my orange. one banana. A: They’re best when they’re hot. B: My brother is allergic to peanuts. A: That’s not good. B: It’s your girlfriend’s fault.A: I apologized to her. I’ll change to something different. A: No. A: I just peeled it. B: I’ll have to try them sometime. A: Well. A: I love boiled peanuts. I figure I’ll finish it all by next week. No More for Me A: I'm stuffed. I hate vegetables. it won’t last forever. if there isn’t another sale. it’s dark pink! B: Are you sure? I never heard of such a thing. B: Maybe you shouldn’t eat there again. B: But the same thing day after day gets old. B: Well. and I’m looking at it right now. there’s nothing wrong with that. B: Then you can start losing weight. it isn’t. It’s called a Pink Navel. B: Me. B: What’s wrong? A: It’s not orange! B: Your orange isn’t orange? A: No. Roasted or Boiled A: I eat the same thing every day. B: Well. B: How much have you gained? A: Three pounds just this month. 10. A: Who ever heard of such a thing? B: Oh. B: You’re kidding. Here’s the little sticker that was on it. A: I guess he has to be very careful about what he eats. 6. B: You started eating ice cream? A: It was on sale. B: No. I guess if it ever does get old. B: He has a very strict diet. you’re right. I love them roasted and salted. but I could tell she was still upset. A Pink Orange A: I love peanuts. because I’m eating food that I like. A: I eat two apples. A: What is this world coming to? A: I’m gaining weight. You ate everything on the table. B: I'm glad to hear there's something you don't like to eat. B: Do you eat fruits and vegetables every day? A: No. A: I like my food hot and fresh. I’m serious. Same Old Diet B: Who knows? Maybe soon we’ll have pink bananas. A: No. B: Boiled? I never heard of that. B: But you eat fruits.

look. Shopping 1. B: You are so smart! 3. B: Try a Google search online. XII. A: Oh yes. 11. Poor Pockets A: I like that shirt. B: Well. A: Maybe four or five pounds? B: My waist is bigger than it was. The Shopping List A: What do we need to buy? Let me look at our list. the cheese with holes in B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: it. but how could you know? A: Because I was watching you. you did. A: Why not? B: I didn’t want to pay for the holes. Pants That Fit A: I need some pants. A: I’m a man. Nonfat. A: How much is it? B: I don’t know. The tag is missing. but the pocket has a huge hole in it. B: I don’t have any idea. A: No problem. A: Ask the clerk. It’s only $20. I Like That Shirt A: I bought you a pair of pants. 44 . A: I don't like it reheated. B: I never used to buy Swiss cheese. B: So do I. don't stand up. A: I'm so full I'm going to burst. and ham. Use a glass! B: I promise I’ll never drink out of the carton again. B: I will. 2. Here’s another shirt just like it. B: That’s a great price. B: You should loosen your belt. B: You should carry them in a purse. and men don’t carry purses! B: Well. you should buy pants with stronger pockets. B: You shouldn’t carry your keys and pens in your pocket. I’m sorry I did it. A: You know what you did. A: I did. B: Does it have a price tag? A: Yes. B: You’d better try them on first. B: What’s wrong with them so soon? A: The pants are fine. These pants have an elastic waistband. 4. I know that we need milk. A: You think they won’t fit? B: I think I’ve put on some weight. B: Okay. please.B: You like to see it disappear. A: Oh. A: You think? B: Maybe a pound or two. Of course. What else? We need cheese. A: I hope they fit. you'll have hot fresh food tomorrow night. What kind of cheese? Swiss. bread. A: But that’s what pockets are for. B: Thank you. A: Don’t drink milk out of the carton. A: I think I’ll buy both of them. B: What are you talking about? A: You know what I’m talking about. B: Well. it does. A: I already loosened my belt and unbuttoned my pants. A: I would if I could find someone who makes strong pockets. B: I hope you kept the receipt. Don’t Be Lazy A: I saw what you did. B: I thought you just bought a pair. B: Maybe I know. B: I didn’t do anything. Of course.

as usual. Bad Business A: Did you go to the 99 Cents store? B: Yes. what’s the problem? A: I sent them $20 using my credit card. 7. A: I already looked there. B: What happened? A: I had a car problem. B: Did you look in the desk drawer? A: Yes. Sharpen the Pencil A: I need a new computer. I got a lot of good deals. 6.5. A: I don’t know how that store makes money. A: What did you buy? B: Well. A: Another good deal. B: Neither do I. a dozen large eggs were only 99 cents. The 99 Cents Store A: It’s six years old. I did. and the oranges. B: What’s the matter with yours? A: Where’s the pencil sharpener? B: Which one? A: Any one. the apples. A: But 90 percent of the world uses PCs. someone used their dirty hands to pick the bananas. all the markets just started offering wipes to shoppers. B: Don’t we have about five 45 . B: Well. A site I went to said they would send me the solution. It’s been a week. but I’m going to give it to a charity. Wipe Everything A: What are those wipes for? B: You use them to wipe the handle of the shopping cart. so I went online. A: Like what? B: Well. B: That’s pretty old. B: But the best deal was five pounds of potatoes for 99 cents. of course. B: Did you find a solution? A: Yes. I guess that’s a $20 lesson for you. I need to sharpen this pencil. B: I think there’s one on the dining room table. B: What’s the matter with the produce? A: Do you think the bananas fell from the sky? B: What do you mean? A: I mean. A: That’s a great idea. B: A PC or a Mac? A: I haven’t decided yet. B: So. B: What are you going to do? A: I sent them an email asking for my money back. too. PC or Mac? A: I got ripped off. B: Are you going to buy a desktop or laptop? A: Oh. B: Well. B: Yes. 9. you better save a wipe for the dirty dollar bills you’re going to pay with. and the others to wipe the produce. B: And that’s not going to change anytime soon. A: I’m going to take five wipes. B: More and more people are using Macs. I did. 8. B: Have you heard from them? A: Not yet. B: And a one-pound tub of soft butter was the same price. a laptop. but they never sent me the solution. A: It still works. but they’re doing something right. B: What do you need five of them for? A: One to wipe the handle. I looked there. A: That’s a good deal.

4. A: Yes. A: What’s the matter with it? B: It’s on the corner. B: The kids love the house. A: Get one with the rubber suction cups on the bottom. A: You’re right. too. B: I don’t like it. B: That’s good. B: Are you sure? A: We will be house rich. We can worry later. To Save Money A: I’m trying to stretch my dollars. but they seem to have legs. that’s a good idea. A New House A: We can’t afford this house. B: That’s a lot of money. B: That’s a good deal. B: Can we afford it? A: They want 20 percent down. I bought a can of cheap coffee and a bag of good coffee. XIII. someone else will. we won’t have money for gas or food. B: Tomorrow I’m going to buy an electric sharpener. 2. Let’s buy it now. B: If the coffee still tastes okay. but cash poor. because I don’t want to live under people with loud feet. B: How are you doing that? A: I started shopping at the dollar store. A: If we don’t buy it. B: Of course. B: When you’re inside. B: Or you’ll see the collision if they crash into the house. 3. B: It’s close to the freeways. B: It’s in a great neighborhood. B: Why did you do that? A: I mixed them together. A: Also. B: That’s perfect. That way it will stay where I put it. the better. you will always hear cars stopping and stopping at the intersection. A: Let’s find a house that’s at the end of a dead end. Housing 1. B: That saves a lot of money. B: We’ll be eating peanut butter sandwiches? A: Without the peanut butter! B: That’s no good! A: We have to find a cheaper house. B: Just put them in the fridge. B: We’d better get ready to go. A: It’s close to the beach. A: Or you’ll hear the collision if someone doesn’t stop.sharpeners? A: Yes. A: We have a 2 o’clock appointment to see the one on Main Street. We can’t live without gas or peanut butter. even though some of the potatoes had eyes. B: What do you mean? A: Our monthly payments will be too high. B: Me. A: So? B: That means it gets twice as much traffic. We Can’t Afford This House 46 . B: You’re right. A: It’s got a big yard. A: I really like this house. A: I bought three pounds of potatoes for a dollar. A: But the house is so nice. 10. The less traffic. B: We won’t have any money for other things? A: No. A: It’s an upstairs unit. B: Yes. On the Corner A: That is a beautiful house. too. A Great Apartment A: I hate looking for an apartment.

A: The neighbors don’t party on the weekends. B: Where’s the checkbook? I’m ready to rent it without even seeing it. A: No rusty old cars are sitting in the front yards. B: Let’s turn on the heat. 7. A: And there are only six units in the whole building. it’s chilly in the apartment. We won’t have neighbors on both sides of us. A: In fact. B: Three bedrooms. B: Perfect. B: People take care of their lawns. B: They’re probably getting something under the table. B: All we have to do is flip a switch. B: The streets are clean and quiet. Fix the Doorbell A: I won’t be able to play with the kids. He said he’d come over tomorrow. I want him to look at our carpet. 5. isn’t it? B: It sure is. Life Was Hard A: Did you call the manager? B: Yes. and a big back yard. too. we have to find something closer to your job. Sell Now A: Do you like this house? B: Yes. A: No pets are allowed. A: And we can afford it! B: So are we going to buy it? A: I’m afraid not. B: We never have to call the police about anything. I still can’t believe our city council allowed this building. A: Actually. I told him our doorbell doesn’t work. B: I don’t even know why we need to fix it. A: And carry it into the house. B: So we’ve got to sell before property values go down? A: Yes. A: It shouldn’t take him long to fix it. 8. B: So why are we selling our house? A: They’re building a 3-story apartment building on the corner. it’s chilly outside. B: No. 9. B: Someone had to chop the wood. A: Did he understand what the problem is? B: Yes. you’ll be too tired to even eat. A: In case we have visitors. We don’t have to listen to barking dogs. A: I’ll check to make sure that all the windows are shut. B: That’s great. B: It’s too far from your job. B: How did they survive in the old days? A: They had fireplaces. isn’t it? A: I can’t spend four hours on the road every day. B: By the time you get home. A: Did he say what time? B: Yes. it’s beautiful. too. 6. B: But they can just knock on the door. A: This is a nice neighborhood. He said he’d be here at 9 o’clock. A: It’s so nice to have a heated apartment. three bathrooms. B: It should be warmer in a few minutes. B: Yes. it would be nice if he’d give us a new carpet. Who Cares? 47 . A: Our kids are completely safe.A: And it’s a corner unit. A: It’s perfect for us and the kids. Almost Perfect A: Boy.

B: Voting is so easy. A: The police need to shoot all the bears. B: He’s a good speaker. A: We’re stuck with him for four more years. but not if they’re rich. B: He will solve our problems. I’ve seen them eating berries. 48 . Vote 1. XIV. A: That is a joke. A: He will end the war. A: It’s too dangerous for kids and pets. B: The mayor won by only 2. B: Why feel sorry for rich people? A: I feel sorry for anyone who loses their home. 2.000 votes. it was. B: Like what? A: He promised to hire 1. but people don’t bother. B: Why not? A: He made promises that he didn’t keep. A: How many rich people do you know? B: None. B: Only 15 percent of the voters turned out. They’re starving to death. A: They should stay in the woods where they belong. A: The election is next week. 10. A: They said about 30 houses burned to the ground. B: So do I. too.000 more police officers. Don’t Vote for Him A: Bears are invading our neighborhoods. B: Of course they are. Me too. Hungry Bears A: Everyone likes him. B: Voting is so important. B: I think everyone will. He Got Reelected A: I can’t believe he won the election. A: Many people think their vote doesn’t matter. A: I’ll vote for him next time. B: How easy is that? A: I guess people just don’t care. B: You don’t solve a problem by shooting it. A: All you have to do is vote and put a stamp on it. B: Maybe I’ll vote for someone else. A: B: A: B: Yes. A: And he’s really smart. A: I feel so sorry for those people. B: Berries aren’t in season all year round. B: How many did he hire? A: One hundred! B: Maybe he had a good reason. B: And they were expensive houses. B: There’s no food in the woods. A: What does that have to do with it? B: Rich people think they’re better than us. A: Can’t they eat grass? B: Do you think a bear is a cow? A: Well. B: Who are you voting for? A: I’m not voting for the mayor. B: Yes. too.A: That was a huge fire in Santa Barbara. We Can Who did you vote for? I voted for Obama. A: Maybe he’s just a liar. B: People need to cover their trash cans. You can even mail your ballot in. 3. He will be a great president. B: The next four years will be good years.

B: Where does he travel to? A: Oh. B: I prefer my quiet little life to all the power in the world. B: He hates Democrats and Republicans. he’s made a few changes. yeah. that’s okay. B: I have enough stress from trying to solve my own problems. A: Only if my candidate wins. he’ll never get reelected once this news gets out. Why Vote? A: I don’t know why I bother to vote. they do put their party before their country. B: He’s the only candidate that I trust.B: They’ll care when they see their taxes go up. A: Well. B: Can you imagine being President? A: Everyone wants you to solve their problems. B: But we have the same old problems. A: Well. most corporations do think only about money. A Powerful Position A: Did you read this article? B: What article? A: It says the mayor spends only 11 percent of his time on city duties. A: Who in the world is Ralph Nader? B: He’s the best man for president. A: Well. B: Oh. we need a relaxed president who thinks clearly. 7. A Traveling Man A: Well. B: But he’s supposed to be making our city a better place. we have a new president. A: But he didn’t have a chance. A: That’s 50 million people who don’t love Obama. A: Why’s that? B: He hates corporations. B: Like what? A: I think he closed the bowling alley in the White House. all over the world. 4. Vote for Ralph A: People say that everybody loves Obama. A: But think about all the power you’d have. You know America always leads the way. B: Only 11 percent? A: About 50 percent of the time he’s traveling. B: Can’t he just go online? A: The rest of the time he’s raising money for his reelection. B: Obama’s got four years to make everyone happy. A: He’s visiting other cities to get ideas. more than 50 million people voted for McCain. 49 . voters will wake up. A: You and everybody else. A: Do any other world leaders have a basketball court? B: They will. B: I would never want to be President. A: He’s never going to make everyone happy. B: Why’s that? A: What good does it do? B: You get to put someone in power that you like. 5. A: Who did you vote for for president? B: I voted for Ralph Nader. 8. He’s changing it to a basketball court. A: Who’s paying for that? B: I think we are! A: Well. Nobody voted for him! B: Sooner or later. B: Well. B: Well. as long as it helps him relax and think more clearly. Change Is Good 6. B: Yes.

A: Officials said that it's possible. and 3? A: Yes. B: Maybe you should run for office. are you going to vote for or against the new taxes? B: Against all of them. they go their own way. and prisons. They promise anything just so they get elected. A: But even if my candidate wins. by mail. 2. B: But Bush visited some of them in the hospital once. A: I meant. and hospitals. A: Not to mention 40.000 American soldiers were killed overseas. roads. B: He spoke to them and made them feel better. B: Of course they say that—their man won! 10.000 wounded soldiers. A: They forget where they came from. B: They forget who put them in power. B: We've already voted for new taxes to pay for all that stuff! A: That's true. he's got plenty of time now! B: No. B: So it's better to save money than to have an honest election? A: Well. he's too busy writing a book about how hard it was to be president. He's telling jokes about his eight years as president. A: How are you going to vote? B: Same as ever. All it costs me is a 42-cent stamp. 11. he’ll break his promises. B: That’s true. B: You mean the measures that will raise our taxes. George Tells Jokes A: Did you get your Official Sample Ballot? B: Yes. schools. B: So are they going to hold another election? A: No. he can’t win unless you and others vote for him. That will cost too much money. B: What do you mean? A: There were more votes than voters! B: But that's impossible. 9. B: Only 4. A: But we need new taxes to pay for highways. A: And when elected. those eight years were a lot of fun for everyone. B: Did they explain how it's possible? A: No. Where did that money go? B: Our legislators spent it on firstclass travel all over the world. he didn't have time to do that. A: Have you decided how you are going to vote? B: Do you mean on Measures 1. A: Well. with the Voter Instructions. A: But the TV ads say that our taxes will not increase. Senator stunk. They said there are some things you can't explain. The ones that will improve our schools. B: Yes. A: Yes. A: Did he speak to every family that lost a soldier? B: No. B: Do you believe the TV ads? 50 . A: They are having a good time with our money. Every Vote Counts A: That's nice that he found the time to make a visit. Give Them More A: That election for U. They’re Lying A: I see that former President Bush is at a conference. of course. the Democratic Party says it was an honest election.B: Well.S. B: So when are we going to stop giving them more? 12.

B: Maybe it will go away in a little while. B: Why? A: Because that gets the blood out of the shirt. B: Maybe you just need to go to the bathroom. B: Paper can be dangerous. with my toes in the sand. B: Maybe the banana was bad. B: How did you do that? A: It’s a paper cut. B: What’s a little blood? A: Your white shirt is ruined. A Blood Stain A: What’s this stain? B: I don’t know. A: It hurts. B: Don’t believe him! Whatever the TV ads tell you. Too Much Stress A: What did the doctor say? B: He thinks I have too much stress. A: No. B: Why do they hurt? A: I type too much. that’s not the problem. B: He might want to cut you open. Health 1. B: Maybe the milk was bad. B: Is it something you ate? A: Maybe. B: A band-aid might not work. A: It’s on the tip of my finger. A Stomachache B: Next time I’ll soak it immediately. B: What did you have for breakfast? A: The usual. 4. A: Maybe I should see a doctor. B: So. A: So how do you think positive? B: I think about nice things. A: But the title of Measure 1 is “Better Schools at No Cost. I’m not sure. B: You should take a break. A: I must not use this finger until the cut heals. A: It looks like blood. A: Stress causes your stomachaches? B: Stress causes different problems with different people. A: I have a stomachache. A: No. A: It didn’t smell bad. the banana was delicious.A: I like the one where the fireman tells us why we should vote Yes.?br> A: I can’t believe that they would lie to us. too. Sore Fingers A: My fingers hurt. B: I think my nose was bleeding. A: He might say I’m okay. B: But typing is causing you pain. I’ll just buy another one.?br> B: The title should be “Better Schools at Huge Cost. B: Paper cuts can hurt a lot. 51 . 5. A: You should wet your shirt immediately. A: He might tell me to rest for a while. A: So what did he tell you to do? B: He said I need to think positive. B: Of course they lie—that’s what politicians do! XV. A: Where are the band-aids? B: I think they’re in the medicine cabinet. 2. B: He might say you have bone cancer. B: Doctors are too expensive. the opposite is true. A: He didn’t give you any medication? B: I hate medication. A: You can wear this one around the house. 3. A: Like what? B: Like a day at the beach. A Paper Cut A: I cut my finger. A: I need to type to make money. cereal with milk and a banana. It makes me feel different.

B: So? A: So. and you have it. B: What did you do? A: I got out of my car. A: They look so stupid taking a puff. A: I want to get a tan. 7. B: Of course you do. A: How did you get it? B: My sister had a cold. 6. Three a Day A: My brother smokes three packs a day.B: It might take a day or two to heal. B: Who thinks that? A: I don’t know. B: What’s wrong with looking pale? A: People think you might be sick. B: You should see a doctor. I don’t like nose drops. Can he still 52 . A Bad Back A: My back is killing me. B: So does every smoker. Cigarette Smoke A: Do you smell that? B: Oh. of course. A: My doctor said I need surgery. A: I know that. B: So why are you arguing with me? Don’t lie in the sun too long! 9. A: Thank you. B: All it takes is will power. A: He’s been a chain smoker for 30 years. I have to breathe through my mouth. B: Of course you can. Nose Drops A: Do you have a cold? B: Yes. B: It smells so bad. A: Nothing seems to work. She gave it to me. Skin Cancer A: Would you put suntan lotion on my back. 8. A: Have you taken anything for your cold? B: No. yes. B: I don’t care. I do. B: It’s better to be pale than to have skin cancer. A: They are so weak. A: They think it’s cool. I don’t want to look so pale. I just blow my nose a lot. B: That’s unbelievable. 10. A: I’ve tried to quit so many times. B: How can he do that? A: When he is almost finished with one cigarette. A: Have you tried nose drops? B: No. B: Maybe a back rub would help. B: A little cigarette controls them. B: Cigarettes stink. B: You shouldn’t lie in the sun for too long. A: They work great. I don’t like to put drops in my nose. forget it. please? B: Sure. A: I can’t stand cigarette smoke. B: He’s a chain smoker. B: And then they blow smoke out of their mouth. A: Then why can’t I quit? B: You have to believe in yourself. A: I don’t have enough will power. B: Smokers think they are so cool. 11. A: Your nose is stopped up? B: Yes. B: That’s it? A: I injured my back one time just by sneezing. Quitting Smoking A: I can’t quit smoking. he uses it to light another. B: So has everyone else. B: Three packs of what? A: Cigarettes. B: You don’t have the money? A: I have no insurance. A: I wish I had never started. A: One cigarette stinks up the whole sidewalk.

I hate seeing them on my face. B: Well. like the government says not to worry about the swine flu. B: You can't believe what you read in the newspapers. B: Yes. At least there are cats and dogs to see. B: All we've seen so far is a couple of lizards. 12. B: I can't believe we haven't seen any animals. B: Maybe I should start smoking. A: Thank goodness! I don't want to see any wild animals. I’m sure. No Need to Worry A: Do you believe everything you hear? B: I don't believe anything I don't see with my own eyes. B: The government says we have nothing to worry about. Use a Tissue A: Don’t pick your nose. B: I haven't even lost one pound of fat? A: If you want to lose fat. but let's hike in town. B: They also ate with their fingers! A: Why do they call it the good old days? B: Maybe because they didn’t have to brush and floss. A: And the government will give you a fourth story. A: I hate flossing more than brushing! B: I can’t wait till all my teeth fall out. spit. they're fun to pop. A: Whatever the cause. B: Well. and we'll all be okay. A: We're hiking to lose weight. Another Pimple A: Oh no. B: Three different people will give you three different stories. A: Everyone tells you a different story about the same thing. B: This trail is hard to climb. maybe it's from the pollution in the air. but the people around him can’t. A: No. 13. A: Brush. B: What did they do in the old days? A: They brushed with their fingers. B: Then maybe it's in your genes. A Hot Hike A: Let's stop for a while. 14. A: You might be right. Spit. Brush.breathe? A: He can. A: It seems like I get a new pimple almost every day. I need a break and some water. B: Okay. you've got to do this hike every day. A: Especially on a hot day like this. A: Who invented flossing? B: A dentist. I eat the same things day after day. B: I wasn’t picking my nose. B: How can he still be alive? A: His doctor says his heart and lungs are strong and healthy. B: Pimples suck. B: I bet I've lost a couple of pounds already. not to see goats and bears. A: But the swine flu just killed 20 people in Mexico. A: You can't believe what you hear on TV or radio. B: It’s such a chore. A: What were you doing? 53 . Brush A: I hate brushing my teeth. B: Do pimples run in your family? A: Not that I've noticed. B: Maybe it's something in your diet. A: All you've lost is some sweat. another pimple on my face. brush. on the bright side. 15. 16. A: Then why are some schools telling the kids to stay home? B: The government says to wash our hands frequently.

B: Don’t rub the numbers off the remote. Stop using it so much. B: Don’t use water on it! A: I’ll use a damp cloth. 18. B: Yes. B: That’s no good. B: What’s the matter? A: I was on a plane. B: Do it quickly. What does she look like now? A: Her face is really fat. It was an emergency. 20. B: What’s wrong with it? A: It aches most of the time. and sometimes it doesn’t. Maybe it’s not old age. B: I didn’t have a tissue. B: And they couldn’t fix your problem? A: They both said I have to live with it. B: Don’t let water get into any of the cracks. B: Start typing instead. B: Maybe we should put it in a plastic bag to keep it clean. but they say the swelling will go down. A: Sometimes the pain goes away. B: Are you right-handed? A: Yes. why don’t both of your hands hurt? A: That’s a good question. B: Oh. so I can change channels during commercials. really? Maybe you should have called 911. maybe I was picking it a little bit. B: Why did they do that? A: A mad dog bit most of her face off. my ear starts to hurt. B: Okay. All my life. A: I’ll squeeze the cloth so it’s almost dry. I think it’s old age. B: What do you think it is? A: I don’t know. B: God bless modern medicine. B: Or you can stay off planes. that’s terrible.B: I was scratching my nose. A: Use a tissue next time. A: Then wait till you find a tissue. A New Face A: Did you see the woman with the new face? B: Did she get a nice job? A: She got an “everything?job! B: What do you mean? A: A team of doctors gave her a whole new face. B: Have you seen a doctor? A: I’ve been to two doctors. A: I think I know the difference between picking and scratching. B: I couldn’t wait. B: It wasn’t that kind of emergency. 54 . An Earful of Pain A: My ear is killing me. A: But I do all my writing with my right hand. B: You’re wearing out your right hand. B: So? A: So. B: If it’s old age. A: I will rub gently but firmly. A: I’ll give it back to you in a couple of minutes. A Dirty Remote A: Our TV remote is filthy. every time the plane goes up. A: Oh. 17. A: I’m going to clean it. please. B: And then will she look normal again? A: I guess so. That way your left hand will do half the work. it’s covered with crud. 19. A Sore Hand A: There’s something wrong with my right hand. mom.

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