Book 6: Success in

Customs and Immigration
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61 Story: Going to the U.S.; Ask Your Classmates 62 Dialog: At the U.S. Border Read Mr. Leung's Answers Personal Questions with 'BE' 63 Dialog: Coming Back to Canada Border Questions

 64-65 Story: Home, Sweet Home! 66 Customs Declaration Card        67 Dialog: At the Immigration Counter More Immigration Questions 68 Dialog: At Canada Customs Word Families 69 Grammar Check: Anything to Declare? 70 Canadian Customs Rules; Gifts 71 Customs Problems: What Do You Think? 72 Story: Steve's Watch Jewelry; Children; Restrictions Supplement 1… Irregular Verbs Supplement 2… Extra Song: Taiwan, Here I Come!

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*Answer not in story.

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Dialog: At the U.S. Border
Who is A? Who is B? How else can you say the underlined parts?

A. B. A. B. A. B. A. B. A. B. A. B. A. B. A.

Hi there folks. Good morning. Where are you headed? We’re going to Seattle to catch a plane to Hong Kong. Where were you born? In China. How about the rest of your family? They were born in China too. Are you Canadian citizens? No, we’re not. We’re landed immigrants. Do you have a U.S. visa? Yes. Here you are. How long are you planning to stay in Seattle? Just overnight. Okay. Enjoy your trip.

 Read Mr. Leung’s answer. What question did the Customs officer ask?
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. ________________________________________? I was born in China. _______________________________? We’re staying in Seattle overnight. _____________________________________? We’re landed immigrants. _____________________________________? My son is four years old. ________________________________________? Yes, I have a U.S. visa. __________________________________________________________? We’re going to Seattle to catch a plane to Hong Kong. 7. ________________________________? My family was born in China too.

Personal Questions with ‘BE’
Past or Present? Fill in the blanks. Then ask your partner the questions.
1. 2. 3. 4. Where ____________ (be) you from? Where ____________ (be) you born? _______(be) you a Canadian citizen? What __________ (be) your job here? 5. What ____________ (be) your job in your home country? 6. Where _________ your parents born? 7. Where _________ your teacher born Success in Customs and Immigration

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Dialog: Coming Back to Canada
Listen and fill in the blanks.

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

Good _____________. _________ do you people ___________? In ________________. ___________ ___________ have you been gone? A day and a __________. What __________ the ____________ of your _____________? To visit some _______________ in Seattle. Are you ____________ back _____________ with you today? About $____________ worth of ___________. Okay. _____________________________________________. You ____________.
Why do Canadians go the States? What is cross-border shopping? Why do some Canadians like to shop in the U.S.?

Discussion Questions

 Border Questions
1. How are the Canadian customs officers’ questions and American customs officers’ questions different ? Why are they different? 2. Fill in the blanks with the correct verb.

At American Customs:
1. How long _______ you ___________ (spend) in the U.S.? 2. Where ______ you __________ (go)? 3. Can I ________ (see) your papers? 4. What ________ (be) the purpose of your visit? 5. ________(be) you a Canadian citizen? 6. Where ___________ (be) you born? 7. How much money ___________ you _______________ (have)? 8. _____ you ______ (have) a U.S. visa? Success in Customs and Immigration

At Canadian Customs:
1. How long _______ you __________ (spend) in the U.S.? 2. Where _______ you _________ (go)? 3. Can I ___________ (see) your papers? 4. What ___________ (be) the purpose of your visit? 5. _______ (be) you a Canadian citizen? 6. Where __________ (be) you born? 7. How much money ________ you ____________ (spend)? 8. _________ you ________________ (bring) back anything? page 63

Story: Home, Sweet Home!
Listen to your teacher tell the story, then fill in the blanks.

 Last month Steve Lau _____________  After he __________ off the plane, to Hong Kong for a business __________. he _______________ in line at the On the _______________ home the flight _____________________ counter attendant __________ him a Canadian until it ________ his turn. immigration form to _________ out.

 The immigration officer ___________ at his ___________ and ____________ him some __________________. page 64

 Next, Steve ______________ to the baggage carousel to _____________ up his ________________________. Success in Customs and Immigration

After that, he __________ to Canada  Finally Steve ______ through Customs. ____________. The customs officer His family ______ ______________ ___________ through his suitcase and for him outside the door. He _________ __________, “Do you ___________ tired, but ________ to ________ back anything to _______________?” home. New Words: carousel flight attendant finally until be (someone’s) turn declare through Home, sweet home. 

 Story Questions
Fill in the blanks with the correct question word, then answer the question. How long What Where How long Who Where What Where What What Who How Who 1. _______ did Steve go?_________________________________________ 2. _______ was the purpose of his visit?_____________________________ 3. _______ was he gone?_________________________________________ 4. _______ did he fill out the form?_________________________________ 5. _______ gave him the form?____________________________________ 6. _______ did he wait in line?____________________________________ 7. _______ did the immigration officer look at?_______________________ 8. _______ did the immigration officer ask?__________________________ 9. _______ did Steve go next?_____________________________________ 10. _______ looked through his suitcase?_____________________________ 11. _______ did the customs officer ask?_____________________________ 12. _______ was waiting for him?__________________________________ 13. _______ did he feel?__________________________________________ page 65

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Instructions: Read the form. Answer your partner's questions.
PAX CREW IMM FR REF DIP MILT

Canada Border Services Agency Declaration Card
Part A – All travelers (must live at the same home address) Last name, first name, and initials

1
Date of birth 
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Citizenship

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Last name, first name, and initials

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Date of birth 
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Citizenship

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Last name, first name, and initials

3
Date of birth 
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Citizenship Town/city

____________________________________________________________________________________________

Home address – Number, street Province or state Arriving by Airline Flight No. Country Purpose of trip Study  Personal  Business 

Postal/Zip Code Arriving from U.S. only  Other country direct  Other country via the U.S.  Yes
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____________________________________________________________________________________________

____________________________________________________________________________________________

I am/we are bringing into Canada:
 Firearms or other weapons  Goods related to my/our profession and/or commercial goods, whether or not for resale (e.g., samples, tools, equipment)  Animals, birds, insects, plants, plant parts, soil, fruits, vegetables, meats, eggs, dairy products, living organisms, vaccines  Articles made or derived from endangered species I/we have shipped goods which are not accompanying me/us. I/we will be visiting a farm in Canada within the next 14 days.

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Part B – Visitors to Canada
Duration of stay in Canada (days) Full value of each gift over CAN$60 Specify quantities Alcohol Tobacco

Part C – Residents of Canada (Complete in the same order as in Part A)
Date left Canada Y M D Value of goods – CAN$ (including gifts, alcohol, & tobacco) Alcohol Specify quantities Tobacco

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Part D – Signatures (age 16 and older)

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Dialog: At the Immigration Counter
A: Hello. May I see your passport and immigration papers? B: Here you are. A: You’re a Canadian resident? B: Yes, that’s right. A: How long were you out of the country? B: One week. A: What was the purpose of your visit? B: For business. A: Fine, that will be all. Next!

More Immigration Questions:
Fill in the blanks, then practice the questions with your partner.

Questions about your status:
were are are may are does do do do is 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. _______ I see your passport and immigration papers? _______ you a Canadian resident? _______ you a permanent resident? _______ you a landed immigrant? Where ________ you born?

Questions about Canada:
_______ you live in Vancouver? How long have you lived there? What _______ your address? (Where do you live?) _______ you own a house in Canada? _______ you work in Canada? (Do you have a job in Canada?) _______ your family live here? (Is your family here?) What family members live here?

Questions about your trip:
did did did did was were do How long _______ you away? (How long were you outside Canada?) When _______ you leave Canada? What _______ your exit point? (What city did you leave from?) Why _______ you go to Hong Kong? (What was the purpose of your visit?) ________ you work in Hong Kong? ________ you have a business in Hong Kong? How many times have you gone to Hong Kong this year? ________ you stop anywhere else on your trip? page 67

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Dialog:

At Canada Customs

A: Anything to declare? B: Yes. I bought some clothes for my wife and some books for my children. A: How much did they cost altogether? B: Altogether they cost $345. A: May I see your receipts? B: Here you are. A: Could you open your suitcase please? B: Sure thing. A: Okay. Everything seems okay. Next! Other Things the Customs Officer May Ask: What is the value? (= How much did it cost?) Any gifts, souvenirs, cigarettes, liquor, jewelry? Where did you buy this? Are you bringing back any food?

Word Families: Fill in the missing words. Then use them in the sentences below.
NOUN VERB ADJECTIVE

1. 2. 3. limit 4.

declare duty-free cost

1. (a) Do you have anything to ____________________________? (b) You need to fill out a customs _____________________ form. 2. (a) This cost $400. Do I have to pay any __________________? (b) He bought some liquor at the _____________________ shop. 3. (a) The speed ___________________ is 50 kilometres an hour. (b) Please ______________________ your coffee break to ten minutes. 4. (a) Food _____________________ are cheaper here. (b) This will __________________ $89.99 with tax.
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 Grammar Check: Anything to Declare?
A. Fill in the blanks with any*/some/no/every....body/one/thing/where.
*Use ‘any’ with questions or negatives. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. Do you have ______________________ to declare? Can ______________________ help me with these suitcases? I can’t go ____________________ until I’ve found my passport. ____________ left this book on the plane. Is it yours? I had a lousy trip. I got sick and couldn’t go ____________________. Did you declare __________________ you bought? She can’t find her passport ___________________. Have you seen it? Is there _______________ in the washroom? Would you like ______________ to drink? I have _____________________ important to ask the flight attendant. Bad news! There is _____________________ wrong with your ticket. Is _________________________ sitting here? I talked to ____________ at Canada Customs and they gave me this form. Excuse me! Does this bus go _________________ near the airport? I’m hungry! Could I get ___________________ to eat? He comes from ________________ in Ontario. ______________ in the class would like to win the 649, but ______________ has won it yet! 18. I looked _____________ for my passport, but I couldn’t find it _____________. Do you think that ____________ took it by mistake?

 B.
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.

Write your own sentences.

everybody: __________________________________________________ nobody: _____________________________________________________ somewhere: __________________________________________________ somebody: ___________________________________________________ something: __________________________________________________ anybody: ____________________________________________________ anything: ____________________________________________________ anywhere: ___________________________________________________
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Canadian Customs Rules
How much can you bring back to Canada duty-free? If you are out of Canada for more than 24 hours, you can bring home things that cost up to $50 duty-free. You may have to show the receipts for the things that you bought. You can’t bring cigarettes or alcohol. If you are out of Canada for 48 hours or more, you can bring home goods that cost up to $200 without paying duty. This can include up to 200 cigarettes, 1.1 litres of wine or liquor, or 24 cans of beer. If you are out of Canada for 7 days or more, you can bring back goods worth $750. This can include up to 200 cigarettes, 1.1 litres of wine or liquor or 24 cans of beer. If you bring back more than your limit, you will have to pay duty. How much will it cost? Usually it costs around one third of the original price.
Instructions: Fill in the chart with information from the story. limit (no duty) under 24 hours
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cigarettes

alcohol/liquor

over 24 hours
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48 hours or more
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7 days or more

GIFTS
You can mail back gifts to people in Canada as often as you want. Each gift must cost less than $60. You can’t send cigarettes or alcohol. If someone gives you a gift while you are away, you must declare it when you come back through Canadian Customs.
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Customs Problems: What do you think?
Read each of the following and discuss the answer with your partner. A. How long were they gone? B. Do they have to pay duty? Why/Why not? C. If they have to pay duty, how much will it be?

1. Mr. Smith went to Taiwan for a week. A friend gave him a Chinese painting worth $800. 2. Mrs. Lee flew to China on a business trip. She was gone for three days. She bought $300 worth of books. 3. While Mrs. Lee was in China, she bought two litres of wine. Can she bring it back to Canada? 4. You are in Japan for a week. You have bought $400 worth of souvenirs. You want to mail some gifts back to some friends. How many gifts can you send home? 5. You went back to your home town for a three week visit. While you were there you bought $600 worth of clothes and souvenirs. Your family gave you a beautiful watch worth $250 as a going-away present. 6. You bought $900 worth of gifts at the duty-free shop on your way home from England. You were out of Canada for ten days.

7. Donna Bei went to Vietnam for two weeks. Someone there gave her a beautiful dress worth $800. She also bought $200 worth of souvenirs. Will she have to pay duty? How much? 8. Fred McDonald went to England for a week. He bought back $750 worth of gifts for his family and a litre of alcohol worth $35. Does he have to pay any duty? How much? 9. Mr. and Mrs. Singh went to India for a month. They brought back $950 worth of souvenirs and gifts. How much duty will they have to pay? 10. When Linda was in Vietnam, she sent back 100 gifts to Canada. They were all sent to the same address and to the same person. Is this a problem? 11. Mary Williams lost all her receipts for the things she bought in Taiwan. Is this a problem?

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Story: Steve’s Watch
When Steve Lau went to Hong Kong, he brought his gold watch with him. He bought the watch in Hong Kong three years ago. Before he left, he showed the watch to a customs officer. The customs officer gave Steve a card. The card said Steve had the watch before he left Canada. Now when Steve comes back through Customs, he won’t have to pay duty on the watch. They will know he didn’t buy it this trip.

 Questions
1. What did Steve bring to Hong Kong? ______________________________ 2. When did he buy it? ___________________________________________ 3. Where did he buy it? ___________________________________________ 4. What did he do before he left? ___________________________________ 5. Why did he need a special card? __________________________________

Jewelry
If you take expensive jewelry with you on your trip, you may need to bring an appraisal report, certified photo, and a copy of the bill of sale. If you have already brought the goods through Customs, make sure you have a copy of your old Customs receipt.

They may ask your children some questions. Make sure you bring ID for each child.

Restrictions 
There are some things that you may not be able to bring into Canada. These could include: meat and meat products, some things made from endangered species, and some antiquities. Check with the Customs Office if you are not sure.

Children
Customs officers are on the lookout for missing children.

What other things are difficult to bring across the border?
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Irregular Verbs
PRESENT BE: am, is; are PAST

(*Irregular past participles in bold print.) PAST PARTICIPLE* PRESENT PAST PAST PARTICIPLE*

become begin bite bleed break bring build buy catch choose come cost cut do drink drive eat fall feed feel fight find fit fly forget freeze get give go grow have hear hit hold hurt keep know

was; were became began bit bled broke brought built bought caught chose came cost cut did drank drove ate fell fed felt fought found fit flew forgot froze got gave went grew had heard hit held hurt kept knew

been become begun bitten bled broken brought built bought caught chosen come cost cut done drunk driven eaten fallen fed felt fought found fit flown forgotten frozen gotten given gone grown had heard hit held hurt kept known

lead leave lend light lose make mean meet put quit read ride ring run say see sell send shake sing sit sleep speak spend stand steal sweep swim take teach tell think throw understand wake wear win write

led left lent lit lost made meant met put quit read rode rang ran said saw sold sent shook sang sat slept spoke spent stood stole swept swam took taught told thought threw understood woke wore won wrote

led left lent lit lost made meant met put quit read ridden rung run said seen sold sent shaken sung sat slept spoken spent stood stolen swept swum taken taught told thought thrown understood woken worn won written supplement 1

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Extra Song: Taiwan, Here I Come!
sing to the tune of ‘California, Here I Come!'*

Taiwan, Taiwan, ______ I ________! _______ to ________ I _________ from. Good _________, __________, and old ____________ to see.... I ________ that in Taiwan I’ll be ________, oh so _________!

At the __________ ___________ I’ll go To the ________________________, oh, I’ll _______ them my ___________ and __________ in my bags, And _______ I’ll be ________ back to Taiwan, back to Taiwan!

In my __________ there’ll _____________ be ___________ for Taiwan and _________

No matter how I __________ old friends and _________
I know that Vancouver’s __________ for me, _________ for me!  My ____________ ___________ is 6:08. Sure ___________ my plane won't be ___________. ___________ up that boarding ____________ Because Taiwan ___________ ________ __________!

Discussion Questions
1. What do you miss most about your home town? 2. What would you do if you went back for a visit? 3. What would you miss most if you left B.C.?
* CALIFORNIA HERE I COME written by Al Jolson, Buddy DeSylva, Joseph Meyer © 1924 Warner Bros Inc., Administered for the World by Warner Chappell Music.

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