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GET TO KNOW NEW PEOPLE UNIT 2

1. Vocabulary

An architect an artist an assistant


A businesswoman a cashier a doctor
An engineer a flight attendant a graphic designer
A musician a teacher a waiter
Nurse Police Officer Postman
Assistant Manager Actor Builder
Roommates Receptionist

2. Listen to the numbers and repeat

0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19

3. Listen and write the telephone and extension numbers you hear.

a) ___________________
b) ___________________
c) ___________________
d) ___________________
e) ___________________
f) ___________________

4. Listen and write the occupations under the names you hear.

Hello, I’m Hello, I’m Hello, I’m


Sonia Smith Christopher Boswell Jiro Nakamura
______________ _________________ ________________

Hello, I’m
Hello, I’m Hello, I’m Michele Amado
Kwang- Min Kim Regina Rebello ______________
_________________ ______________

Hello, I’m Hello, I’m Hello, I’m


Christine Samples Mike Amaral Tao Chang
_________________ ______________ ______________

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Grammar Review
1. Study the examples of the verb be in the simple present tense.

I’m a doctor. He’s an assistant manager. They’re friends


You’re an artist. She’s a teacher. We’re roommates

2. Look at the examples again. Complete the chart with the full forms of the verb be.

Be Simple Present

I _______________ We
You _______________ a musician You ______________ musicians.
He / she____________ They

NOTE: use full forms in formal writing. Use contractions in conversations and informal writing.

3. Look at the examples again. Complete the rules for indefinite articles in the chart.
Indefinite articles: a, an

Use _________ with singular nouns that begin with consonant sounds.
Use _________ with singular nouns that begin with vowel sounds.

4. Complete the sentences with a or an and the correct form of the verb be.
Use contractions when possible.

1. A: Hello. My name ____ Enrique Sousa. I ____ ____ Teacher in Argentina.

B: Nice to meet you. I _____ Sherry Pace. And this ____ Penny Jones.

We _____ teacher, too. But in New York City!

2. A: Excuse me. What’s your name?

B: I ____ Todd Danes.

A: What do you do?

B: I ____ ____ engineer in this department.

3. A: This ____ Tonia Michaels, and this ____ Sasha Rodriguez. They ____ graphics

Designers.

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B: Nice to meet you.

4. A: John…?

B: Yes, I ____ John Johannsen. And you _____?

A: I ______ Eric Ross. And this ____ Janet Jones. We _____ assistant managers.

5. Additional Practice for a or an

apple
easy question
university
umbrella
uncle
unfriendly uncle
union
uncomfortable bed
uniform
ugly uniform
angry farmer
bad idea
email
UFO
orange
old house
useful book
underground train
half
half hour
hair
happy baby
fresh egg
island

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honor
important idea
helping hand
hotel
honest businesswoman
hungry child

Now let’s do it with some phrases.

1. He is ____ boy
2. Yesterday I saw ____ animal.
3. My father is ____ doctor.
4. Marsha is ____ honest girl.
5. The chicken laid ___ egg.
6. Jan ate ____ piece of pizza.
7. Sylvia put ___ old hairbrush in her bag.
8. Mexico is ____ large country.
9. I need ____ English dictionary please.
10. ___ apple a day keeps the doctor away!

Reading
Think about these questions. What do you think is the best job in the world? Why?
The Coolest Job in the World

1 John Harrison works for an ice cream company. He has a very cool job. He tastes the ice
cream! He also tests the ice cream in other ways. If John doesn’t say the ice cream is OK, then
the company doesn’t sell it.

2 First he looks at the ice cream. He checks that everything is mixed together well. For
example, if there are more nuts at the bottom than at the top, then the company doesn’t sell it.
Then he does a taste test. He takes a bite and moves the ice cream all around in his mouth. He
wants to taste all the flavors in each kind of ice cream. No flavor should be stronger than the
others. John also checks the texture. Ice cream should always be smooth and creamy.

3 John doesn’t need a lot of special things to do his job. But there is one thing that he always
has with him: a gold spoon! He uses a gold spoon never wood or plastic to taste the ice
cream because gold doesn’t change the taste of the food.

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4 So how does someone learn to be an ice cream taster? John Harrison says that ice cream is
part of his family history. When he was a teenager, he worked at his uncle’s ice cream
company and began to learn about ice cream. But many universities have programs in food
science, and that’s a good way to start, too.

5 John is also always looking for new ways to combine flavors to make new kinds of ice
cream. This means he’s always working even when he’s eating new desserts at restaurants.
John loves his job. He agrees: it really is the coolest job in the world!

Read the article again. Identify the main idea of each paragraph. Circle the letter of the
correct answer.
1. Paragraph 1
a. The company only sells the ice cream if John makes it.
b. The company only sells the ice cream if John says it is OK.
2. Paragraph 2
a. John tests the ice cream one way.
b. John tests the ice cream in many ways.
3. Paragraph 3
a. John uses a gold spoon to do his job.
b. John likes the taste of the gold spoon.
4. Paragraph 4
a. You can take classes or have on-the-job experience become an ice cream taster.
b. You have to study food science to become an ice cream taster.
5. Paragraph 5
a. John is always thinking about ways to make new kinds of ice cream.
b. John never thinks about his job when he isn’t at work.

Circle the letter of the answer that completes each sentence.

1. If John says the ice cream is OK, then the company _____ it.
a. buys b. sells c. tastes

2. When John tests ice cream, he wants to taste _____.


a. all the flavors in it b. the strongest flavor c. every part of his mouth

3. Ice cream should always be _______.


a. hard b. icy c. creamy

4. Ice cream has always been a part of _____.


a. his family’s life b. the university program c. the restaurant menu

5. John thinks his job is _____.


a. cold b. great c. difficult

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