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Intermediate - A Magazine Subscription A:

ang, ne? Xiaog f a shenme dai Xiao Gang, what are you spacing out about?

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B:

` guo ` shengr` zai ` xiang ` shennup u kuai le, wo song ta engyou ` hao. me b jiao Its almost my girlfriends birthday. Im thinking about what would be a good gift to get her.

A:

` ` erhu xiangshu ` x xiangli an, an, , huazhu angp n dou ng a. A necklace, earrings, perfume, make up; those are all OK.

B:

dou ` e, sh` duo su meic` zhexi a! I get her those things every time. Theyre co clich!

A:

` sh ` ma? ta x ai, huan kan shang zazh` Hey, does she like reading fashion magazines?

B:

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zai ` jieshang nage ` x huan. lao mai shenme......

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Yeah. Shes always buying those when shes out and about...

A:

` n de songg ` ta a! na k ey d` ng y nian ei Then you can order her a years subscription as a gift!

B:

` hao zhuyi! b` ucuo, Not bad! Thats a good idea!

A:

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` an ` y ` y ` ai ` ersh ` ` y dehua, d` ng yuek ge yue q , y q dag kuai, liang duo. nian bai If you order it monthly, youll get one issue per month. One issue is about 20 kuai, so one year is about 200.

B:

` sh` ` ` an, y ` wub kuai. ` y jiusu banyu ek nian e b` u dao ` an ai Even if its bi-monthly, one year wouldnt be more than 500 kuai.

A:

an ` y` ` jiush` ou huasu ou y ou chuangy` . ` , y` Thats right. Not only is it worth the price, its creative too.

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B:

wo m ` la, mein u. jiu hao, ngtian ouju ng. xie u ` qu ` y d` OK, tomorrow Ill go to the post ofce and order it. Thanks, sweetheart.

Key Vocabulary

f adai ` song ` ` xiangli an erhu an xiangshu ` huazhu angp n su ` sh shang zazh` d` ng zhuyi hao

to space out to give as a gift necklace earring perfume, cologne cosmetics common, clich fashion magazine to order good idea
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` an yuek q

monthly [measure word for issues] even if bi-monthly worth it creativity, creative

` jiusu ` an ` ` an banyu ek an ` huasu ` chuangy`

Supplementary Vocabulary

t yu ` zazh` ng zazh` caij

sports magazine economics and nance magazine political magazine -

` sh zheng zazh` ` zazh` a bagu

gossip magazine

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