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Carlos: My name is Carlos and this is my family. This is my mother. Her name is Elena. This is my father. His name is Jose Manuel. This is my sister. Her
name is Karina.
Now, these are my grandparents. This is my grandfather. His name is Pedro and this is my grandmother. She's Susana. Here's another photo.
These are our dogs. Their names are Lucy and Lulu. I love my family.
Michelle: Hello, my name is Michelle. I'm 35 years old and I'm an artist. I love my job. It's very interesting.
Carlos: Hi! My name is Carlos. I'm 43 years old and I'm a taxi driver. My job is not very interesting.
Salim: Hello. My name is Salim and I'm an architect. I'm 34. I like my job. It's interesting.
Interviewer: English and History. Very good. OK. Have you ever traveled abroad?
Erin: Yes, I think I have visited about 8 different countries.
Interviewer: Eight! What is the most interesting place you have visited?
Erin: Venice! I love Venice. I've been there three times and I never get tired of it -- the churches, the museums, the canals, the sense of history. It's
Interviewer: Very good. Have you worked as a tour guide before?
Erin: No, not really. I have taken friends around museums that I know well, but I haven't had a paid job as a tour guide.
Interviewer: OK. That's not a problem. Now a practical question: Have you passed your driving test?
Erin: No, but I've taken driving lessons. I'm going to take my test next month.
Interviewer: OK, and one final general question: Who is the most interesting person you have met?
Erin: Mmm, that's tricky. I've met a lot of interesting people. Possibly, my father.
Interviewer: Your father! Can you explain?
Erin: Well, he's worked in so many different places and he's read so much. I really admire him. But then I of course I would, he's my father!
Interviewer: Indeed. OK, thank you very much, Erin. We will get back to you on Tuesday. Thank you for coming.
Erin: Thank you.
Interview 2
Interviewer: Good morning, Mr. Reed. Thank you for coming to the interview.
Richard: Sure. Nice to meet you.
Interviewer: OK. So, let's begin. Have you graduated from college?
Richard: Sure. I majored in Chemistry.
Interviewer: Chemistry. OK. Now, have you ever worked as a tour guide?
Richard: Sure. I worked in Disneyland last year. I was one of the guides on the Jungle Book tour. That was cool. I really liked meeting all those people.
Interviewer: Disneyland. Right. Speaking of people, who is the most interesting person you have ever met?
Richard: The most interesting person I have met. Well, I once met Earle Grave, you know the quarterback for the Bulls. Great guy. I really admire him.
Interviewer: Earle Grave. OK. And have you ever travelled abroad?
Richard: Er. Abroad? No, it's kind of expensive. But I'd like to.
Interviewer: OK. Have you passed your driving test?
Richard: Sure.
Interviewer: OK, thank you very much. We'll contact you next Tuesday. Thank you for coming.
Richard: Sure thing.
Travel Agent: Good morning, can I help you?
Businesswoman: Yes. I'm going to Paris on business next month and when I'm there, I would like to visit some friends in London.
Travel Agent: OK, do you have your flight from New York to Paris? If we book both flights New York to Paris and Paris to London together, we can get you a better
Businesswoman: No, thank you. I have the New York to Paris flight. And I don't want any more planes! I've never been to England before and if I take a plane, I won't
see anything. Just more airports.
Travel Agent: Well, you could rent a car or take the train.
Businesswoman: If I rent a car, I know I'll get lost. No, the train sounds better.
Travel Agent: OK. There are trains leaving Paris every hour.
Businesswoman: If I take the 6 p.m. train, what time will I arrive in London?
Travel Agent: Let me see. You'll arrive in London at 8:15 p.m.
Businesswoman: That sounds great. And how much will it cost?
Travel Agent: Hmm. That will be $175. But if you buy the ticket 2 weeks in advance, there is a discount. It will only cost $150.
Businesswoman: Great. I'll buy the ticket now. Thank you.
Travel Agent: OK, that will be $150.
Interviewer: Thank you for talking to us today. I know you're very busy.
Farmer: Yes, I am, but I'm happy to answer your questions.
Interviewer: Wonderful. First, what are those people in the rice paddy doing?
Farmer: They're putting the young rice plants in the ground. That's because we don't plant seeds like other farmers.
Interviewer: Really? Why not?
Farmer: It's simple—we get a much larger crop if we start with young plants.
Interviewer: And why is there so much water in the rice paddy?
Farmer: That's part of growing rice. We need a warm climate and a lot of water. We're getting a lot of rain this year, and that's good news for rice farmers.
Interviewer: I see. And what happens next?
Farmer: Well, the rice grows, of course. Then we have to get the water out of the rice paddy. We let the water run out, then the rice dries.
Interviewer: And when the rice is dry, what happens next?
Farmer: Then we cut the rice plants and clean them.
Interviewer: It's a lot of work, isn't it?
Farmer: It is a lot of work, but we grow a lot of rice, and that rice is food for many people.

Now the park is a meeting place for everyone in the neighborhood. We cook a lot of soup together—vegetable soup! All the neighbors bring tables and chairs to the park. one of the organizers of the park. Doctor: Hmmm. I eat a good diet. Maria. and it's in a very busy urban area in the eastern part of the city. beans. The city needs more parks like this. we'll help more people start them in their neighborhoods. UNIT 4 LESSON A VOCABULARY Patient: Thanks for seeing me today Dr. so you won't see any flowers or vegetables. Chen. we have dinner in the park one night. LISTENING Speaker A: I guess I'm pretty healthy. I don't work out at a gym. When I was younger. Isabel Ochoa crossed the Atlantic Ocean in a sailboat. I'm in apartment 7C. And every month. Interviewer: Imagine I go to the Jardin Nomade tomorrow. And in spring. One of my friends took his class last year. so I just decided to think about the good things I was learning instead of the time I was spending. My mother and my grandmothers were healthy people. who crossed the ocean in a sailboat! Congratulations. and I started feeling a lot better. people will start working in their gardens. Muramoto: I knew I needed to practice playing the koto for many hours every day. too. What did you do to prepare yourself? Ms. have you lived here long? Nancy: Oh. and I have a lot of energy to do things I enjoy. Doctor: I'm glad you came in. Lisa: It's nice to meet you. the city government helped us to start the park. Lisa. Isabel. are you studying English here? Lisa: No. Your heart sounds good. Mr. Families grow things like tomatoes. Your skin does feel warm. that sounds difficult too! CONVERSATION 2 Nancy: Hi.UNIT 2 LESSON B. VOCABULARY TV Host: Welcome back to the morning show. I'm taking a computer class. but I walk and I like to spend time outdoors. Ken: Nice to meet you too. this term I'm taking Advanced English Writing. I really don't feel well. More than a hundred people come to the dinners. Today we're talking to Isabel Dupont. In the gardens. TV Host: I can imagine! And Ms. . my name is Ken Tanaka. not this term. Interviewer: That sounds wonderful! Has the Jardin Nomade changed the neighborhood? Isabel: Yes. but it's really interesting. I'm Lisa Ortiz. because we wanted a place to grow flowers and vegetables. What will I see? Isabel: Well. there are 40 of these urban gardens in Paris. I live in 7A. ten years. Isabel! Do you plan to cross the ocean again soon? Ms. that does hurt. I got the flu last year and had to miss four days of Work. but sometimes I get fast food when I don't have time to cook. Now. Patient: It might be something I ate. and lettuce in their gardens. thou g h. LISTENING Interviewer: Hello. Some people think you can't get all the nutrients you need from plant foods. Ochoa: I might. Muramoto. So in 2003. It was just a piece of empty land between two very busy streets. LESSON B. Chen: I walked every day while I was training. but next time I'll probably take an airplane! LESSON B. Let's take your temperature. and I didn't have any energy at all. Lisa: That's good! It's a difficult subject. Maria: Nice to meet you too. It keeps me in shape. it's February now. Speaker C: For me. . and welcome to "City Scene' Paris has a very unusual park. and it gets me away from work. we counted your online votes. We wanted a park in our neighborhood. Speaker B: I go to the gym three or four times a week. You just need a little information and a lot of good recipes. and the winner of our contest is Ms. these finalists did some very difficult things. I do get sick every couple of months or so—usually just colds or a headache and sore throat. Doctor: That's your small intestine. People use the park all year. Aki Muramoto learned a new skill—she can now play the koto. I ate everything and I felt fine. Roger Simmons climbed a mountain in Russia. Are you the new neighbor? Maria: Yes. So. Gupta. what did you do to make your body strong enough for such a long walk? Mr. My boss was not happy. Your lungs sound fine. It's called the Jardin Nomade. Today we're going to announce the winner of our Face the Challenge contest! Here they are—our four finalists! As you know. TV Host: That's a good idea! Think like an optimist! Well. then. Maria: Wow! I guess you really like this part of the city! Nancy: It's a great place to live. LISTENING . we got to know our neighbors. but then I got older. And now breathe out. but the extreme cold was still difficult for me. Yeah. My name is Maria Andrews. your challenge was more mental. the key is a vegetarian diet. Lisa: Wow. I don't really do anything special for my health. and we have a great time. my job is pretty stressful. What about you? What are you studying? Ken: Well. I almost never get sick. and the park is so relaxing. Maria: Are there any good restaurants near here? Nancy: Sure! What kind of food do you like? UNIT 3 LESSON B. too. LISTENING CONVERSATION 1 Ken: Hi. The teacher's name is Mr. There are lots of stores. Ken: Really? Which class? Lisa: I'm taking the Web Site Design class. Isabel Ochoa. I'm Nancy Chun. Today. Does it hurt when I press here? Patient: No. about. There's a lot of pressure on me. Ken: I've heard that he's a great teacher. why is the Jardin Nomade unusual? Isabel: Our park is amazing because it's so small. Now I'll listen to your heart. Carter. I am. You might have an intestinal virus. But you'll see kids playing and neighbors talking together. and Bao Chen walked across Shandong province in China—in the extreme cold of January! Some of these challenges were very physical. UNIT 5 LESSON A. Take a deep breath. Let's listen to your lungs first. . Maybe I get my good health from them. . My stomach hurts a little. Doctor: How about when I press here? Patient: Ow! Yeah. I haven't met him yet. it has. there are 54 small gardens in the park. I read some books about vegetarianism. and it seems to take all my energy just to get up in the morning and go to work. So. but you can. I started growing my own tomatoes and other veggies. Nancy: Nice to meet you. Next year. that doesn't hurt.

and it was the first successful European colony here. the colonists knew they had to bring most of the things they needed to survive. it can swim more that 25 miles an hour. If people like it. Still. scientists thought this kind of crocodile was extinct. Interviewer: So what kind of artifacts have you found? Archaeologist: We've found many interesting things. UNIT 9 LESSON A VOCABULARY Narrator: In today's specialized world we usually buy the things we need food. My biggest challenge was to educate people about the crocodiles. They think it's because of three things: the healthy food in Okinawa. I'm at the flower auction where buyers choose flowers to export all over the world. and building. LESSON B. iron nails for building. Over 3 million acres of Cambodian forest are now protected by the government. so everyone is happy. the seas will lose a great treasure. It also helped people realize that the area is important to wildlife. and it can live for up to 30 years. drinks a cup of rice wine. If the big boats destroy the fishing in the Mediterranean. Ninety percent of these people are women. I get headaches almost every day from the chemicals we spray on the flowers. But in the 1990s. and there's always someone here who wants to buy flowers. On some days. Ushi's life is a good example of all of these things. furniture. Protecting the crocodiles means protecting the environment. and they harm the environment. my family needs the money I make. hunting. the clean environment. UNIT 8 LESSON B. Unfortunately. The Antiguan racer only lives on two small islands in the Caribbean. cloth items are just too delicate to last very long in this climate. Many of the everyday things we take for granted today were luxuries for people in the 15th century. people love to cook big pieces for tuna steaks. gambling was popular. Today. bluefin tuna also lived in the Pacific Ocean and Indian Ocean. and now they catch up to 60. Then she makes a breakfast of vegetables and soup and goes out for a walk. new sizes. While Daltry was working in the forests of Cambodia. LISTENING Narrator : The bluefin tuna is one of the most amazing fish in the world. Women would use simple hairbrushes and combs made from wood or bone to keep their hair neat. Men used to smoke tobacco in pipes for relaxation.000 tons of bluefin tuna there every year. and in Europe. Interviewer: That's amazing! And what was your biggest challenge after you discovered the crocodiles? Jenny Daltry: Well. Daltry. When we asked her how to live to be 100. flowers are a very important part of life. With its strong body. about 150 crocodiles. Since then.Interviewer: Today I'm talking to scientist Jenny Daltry. and my next challenge is to help another unpopular animal the Antiguan racer snake. Less than 500 years ago many people used simple tools and weapons to do their own farming. and goes to bed. Rafael: My name is Rafael and I live in Ecuador. she has stopped farming. The Spanish brought tobacco to Europe in the 1500s. In fact. most people are afraid of crocodiles. My discovery showed that there are still Siamese crocodiles living in the wild. Here in Japan. Now scientists are studying them to try to understand their secrets for a long life. putting oranges in bags. She lives in Okinawa. Every year. Ms. and special occasions always call for flowers—weddings. We celebrate the seasons with different kinds of flowers in our houses. we've found a lot of pipes. Glass beads were worn as jewelry. drink rice wine before bed. fishing boats catch more and more of these fish. my future could be very bright. a rose that I developed is for sale at the auction today. It's a different species from the tuna that you buy at the store in cans. Interviewer: What other interesting things did survive? Archaeologist: Well. There are international rules for fishing. Now she has a job at the market. she discovered some of the last Siamese crocodiles in the world. tobacco smoking was already popular in England. Of course. Before I found them. We do grow some flowers right here in Japan. LISTENING Interviewer: Why did you decide to do an archaeological dig at Jamestown? Archaeologist: People think of the Jamestown Colony as the birthplace of the United States. and houses. funerals. and my job pays better than a lot of other jobs. she eats a dinner of mostly vegetables. Growing flowers in greenhouses is a fairly new business in Ecuador. LISTENING Shinobu: Hi. Although we know the colonists brought clothes and bed sheets from Europe. When we visited her five years ago. Those countries export flowers. I'm Peter from the Netherlands. What's unusual about Ushi? She's 103 years old! There are many other amazing people like Ushi in Okinawa. Peter: Hello. too. the bluefin tuna is also delicious. so that the population of tuna can grow again. She wakes up at six o'clock in the morning. Every afternoon she eats lunch with her daughter. where did you find these crocodiles? Jenny Daltry: I found the largest group. Ushi said. Jenny Daltry: That's right. . it's the world's rarest snake! UNIT 6 LESSON B. You could say we're the world's flower experts. no. And in a world of little entertainment. but we also import many kinds of flowers such as carnations. More than 700 people there have celebrated their 100th birthday. clothes. . almost all of these fish were caught. beautiful flowers because we get a lot of sunshine all year not just in the summer months. because it has a lot of fat in its body. I'm watching closely because my rose—well. We've dug up farming tools like hoes and axes. and it can weigh more than 1. LISTENING Radio Host: Ushi Okushima is a typical woman from rural Japan. people use it to make sushi. It's a beautiful fish. many poor people will lose their work. Some scientists say that we should stop catching bluefin tuna for several years. Interviewer: What about clothes? Did you find any of those? Archaeologist: Unfortunately. graduation ceremonies. Men would play cards and roll dice in games of chance. In Japan. They don't think they're as lovable as panda bears or other endangered animals. In the past. That's because the Netherlands has a long history of developing new kinds of flowers—new colors. In the evenings. roses. If the boats catch too many big bluefins. in a traditional house. "Work hard. But to tell you the truth. They catch too many fish. I was traveling in the Caribbean when I found out about this endangered animal. and orchids. The preparation of daily meals was not easy. I explained that crocodiles keep the marshes healthy. on an island in the south of Japan. . in a remote part of Cambodia. and even dice for gambling. and now they are in danger of disappearing. there won't be any young fish in the future. The flowers come from all over the world—from as far away as Kenya and Colombia. A bluefin tuna can grow to be 12 feet long. so by the early 1600s. silver-colored with marks of yellow and blue. and her grandchildren and friends come over to visit. she was working on her small farm and growing food for herself and her family. and the marshes are home to many kinds of birds and animals. new shapes. If this amazing fish disappears. Only 10 percent of the original population of bluefins was left. Women had to cook the vegetables they farmed and the meat hunted by the men. But we didn't really know much about the colonists everyday lives. she goes to her job at the market. And if you develop the next big hit—the new flower that everybody wants farmers will pay a lot of money to grow your plant. but these boats don't follow the rules.500 pounds. and get a good night's sleep' UNIT 7 LESSON B. I'm Shinobu. The greenhouses produce big. . and close relationships with friends and family members. Interviewer: So your discovery is helping to save more than just crocodiles. I don't like working in the greenhouses. So the biggest fishing boats moved to the Mediterranean Sea.

The Indians especially valued metal tools and weapons. You probably also wouldn't expect luxury items like beautiful glass beads. Marcy: Thanks. But most of them start as employees. Ms. I'm also going to spend a few days scuba diving. Just make sure your job is going somewhere. Well. LISTENING Interviewer: I'm here in Bangkok talking to the owner of New Thailand. and this is the year! I'm going to New Zealand for three weeks. It should be related to the kind of business you want to get into. We go to the cemetery with their favorite food and drinks. Ms. but we did find one silver toothpick. I wanted to talk to you about my future. after my children had started their own careers. We'll have cooking lessons every day and cook all of our meals. On those days we remember people in our families who have died. I picked New Zealand because it's a great place for adventure sports. I think I'd like to be a business owner. Interviewer: Tell us. so we know the colonists took care of their teeth. and look at the ocean. Sangumram. Interviewer: Hi. It's mostly a holiday for children. Besides. And I also want to try jetboating. and that's what I love to do. what are your plans for your next vacation? Marcus: I just talked to a travel agent and made my reservations yesterday. and I've always wanted to learn how to make it—not just the easy things like spaghetti. Carter: That's the idea. Julie: Well. and later they open their own business. My wife works as a sales representative for a large drug company. I really like to learn something new on vacation. My friends and I put on strange costumes and go to all the houses in our neighborhood asking for candy. I went through a training program at the hospital to become a nurse's assistant. It's shaped like skulls! Speaker 2: I'm from Chicago. but I do have some volunteer experience. are you planning to go sightseeing there? Carla: Not really. Interviewer: That's great! Now. Sangumram: You know. Mr. Sangumram: Oh. and build up my qualifications. my nephew is a fantastic cook! Interviewer: I agree! This is the best Thai food I've had in Bangkok. And we eat sweet bread. a lot of restaurants here serve Chinese food or Japanese food. Does your wife work with you in the restaurant? Mr. I'm graduating soon. We also bring yellow and orange flowers. Carla? Carla: Well. I get bored if I just sit around. and I don't want to run around during my vacation. One of my friends went to Thailand last year. They work for a boss. but I'm really excited already. and then—who knows? Ms. Have a seat. I help out every other Saturday. LISTENING Speaker 1: Mexico City is my hometown. I was ready to try something new. sorry! The recipes are top secret. Thanks for the advice. I don't think I want to work in a hospital after I graduate. everyone! And have a great vacation! UNIT 11 LESSON A VOCABULARY Marcy: Thanks for seeing me today. one of the best little restaurants I've found here. You go down a river in a very fast boat. but I wanted to serve our native Thai dishes. but some adults like it too. and I enjoy it a lot. in the United States. perhaps. It's really two days. Julie. and special candy.Interviewer: Tobacco pipes! I'm surprised by that! Archaeologist: It's true. Interviewer: Did you find any combs or hairbrushes? Archaeologist: No. So it sounds like you really enjoy your work. My job is really stressful. I'm going to spend a week in Thailand. My favorite holiday is Halloween. Carter: That's what I'm here for. UNIT 10 LESSON B. thanks. May I have your name? Carla: Carla. and that sounds perfect for me. she had enough of cooking and serving food when our kids were growing up. They sometimes have parties on Halloween. And I wanted to work close to home. Marcy: Actually. Interviewer: Well. Interviewer: I understand. Do you have any work experience now? Marcy: Not really. Carter: Anytime. Interviewer: Sounds like a great trip! Now let's ask this gentleman excuse me. and he said it was really peaceful. Carter: Sure—many people have their own business. and just relax. Sangumram: Absolutely! This is the best job I've ever had—and I'm the best boss I've ever had! UNIT 12 LESSON B. which the colonists would give them in exchange for food. Interviewer: That does sound like a dream vacation! Have you decided on your itinerary? Julie: I'm going to go hiking for a week in a national park and I want to climb two of the most famous mountains in New Zealand. Ask away. when did you open this wonderful restaurant? Mr. Ms. I'm going to a cooking school there for two weeks. Carter: No problem at all. and I still don't know what I want to do with my life. and an assistant cook. Tell us a little about your plans for your next vacation. Interviewer: Sounds exciting. Ms. work for a while. we hope you have a great time. Interviewer: Thailand! Sounds great! And what are you going to do there? Marcus: Nothing! I'm going to do absolutely nothing! I'm going to get up late. Sangumram: No. Carter. Sangumram: I opened in 1998. There's a special holiday in Mexico called the Day of the Dead. . LESSON B. but the English brought things they could trade with the Indians. I just love Italian food. I could get a job. on November 1 and November 2. Carter: That's great! Maybe you should become a health care worker—a nurse or a doctor. and lie on the beach. It takes place on October 31. My wife and I live upstairs! Interviewer: That's certainly convenient. Mr. Mr. and we're asking people about their plans for their next vacation trip. a dishwasher. Ms. Interviewer: Can I get the recipes for some of the delicious things you cook here? Mr. LISTENING Interviewer: Today's topic is vacations. Sangumram: That's fine. my vacation isn't until September. Carter! Ms. Interviewer: And where are you going for your next vacation. I'm going to Italy! I've wanted to go there for the longest time! Interviewer: So. and I wanted to be my own boss. I have to ask you one more question if that's alright. Marcus. Marcy: You're right. what's your name? Marcus: My name's Marcus. Mr. We also like to watch scary movies about ghosts and dead people. Marcy. so it's very colorful. I have four employees besides my nephew—two waiters. I always get lots of chocolate and apples. I've been saving my money for my dream vacation. We have time for one more person—hi! Could you tell us your name? Julie: I'm Julie. Ms. Marcy: That makes sense. and drink cold drinks.

but this ranch has been in my family for over 100 years! My ancestors came from Switzerland. a symbol of the king's power. Lori Blackman: I didn't realize I was unusual until I was 10 years old. where they had herds of dairy cattle for milk and cheese. UNIT 3 LESSON B. There are many different kinds of synesthesia. but that's when I decided to fight back. people used blocks of salt for money. LISTENING Radio presenter: Can you imagine hearing a painting? Or seeing music? It sounds impossible. and this northern city has a good climate for me. It's a time for families to be together. Lately. Even if the letter on the page is black. like B is light blue and C is yellow? Then he was really confused! And my younger brother said. LISTENING Speaker 1: Life in Mongolia is definitely not easy. I want to experience life in another wonderful place! UNIT 2 LESSON B. so diseases are another concern when you have flooding. They have a condition called synesthesia. and then no one could buy anything. I live in New Delhi. Speaker 3: It's quiet in this part of western Canada. We have a monsoon season. and that's usually good news for farmers. who knows? Speaker 4: I came to Sapporo. It's nice and warm in the summer. The word synesthesia comes from the Greek words for together and senses. The storms get energy from the warm water. are you there? Caller #1: Hi. And it makes life even more beautiful. We're taking your calls at 555-4962. And we make really big fires outside. riding horses—everything about horses—and you can't have horses in the city! I think I will always live here. the king ordered everyone to use paper money in the year 1294. Coins were first made for people to pay taxes to the government. the king changed his orders—and he killed the man who first told him about paper money! But the idea of paper bills soon went around the world. Maybe next year will be better. no. Finally. Speaker 2: I really like living in Mexico City. The first paper money in Europe was printed in Sweden. And many Indians in North America used small beads called wampum to buy the things that they wanted. people used pieces of gold and silver to buy things. yes. some people didn't like this new invention. My parents moved here right after they got married because of the poor economic conditions in their hometown. when someone sees music. These shells were used by people in many Asian countries. When a person has synesthesia. UNIT 4 LESSON B. Some people can even taste the sounds of words. I can't imagine moving to another place. but they had to weigh the metal. so pick up the phone and tell us your survival story. Not everyone can handle the cold climate. We exchange money for all the things that we want in our lives. It's beautiful to see! UNIT 1 LESSON B. Twenty-seven in all! They say the storms are so strong because the ocean water is warmer. Maybe you've heard of Hurricane Katrina. we've had more days of extreme heat than we used to. I think you have to be born here. In short. you probably have some form of money in your pocket or purse. we had 20. In this part of the U. B is red. the capital of India. but then I definitely want to find a job in a new country. I had gone shopping. And you probably don't know how old this invention is—or where it first came from. and I told him that I didn't like my art lesson in school that day because we had to write all the letters in the wrong colors. the water has been so deep that many people have had to leave their homes and villages. One man says that the worst-tasting word in the English language is the name Derek! Only about one person in a hundred has synesthesia. I'm here. They say it's always hot in the summertime.S. Hello. The first bills were made in China about 1. Coins were much easier to use. but most of them have no problem with their condition. How hot has it been? One summer. and during that time. but soon they were used to buy and sell things as well. I want to get a university degree. . It's true. We have an annual holiday in summer when we think about people in our families who died before us. Some scientists don't agree that global warming is the cause. Radio presenter: Many great artists and musicians have different types of synesthesia. That's because I love raising horses. but that same year. But money hasn't always been metal or paper. a large drum could buy something very expensive. two' parts of their brain react at the same time. I've always been interested in Japanese culture. This caused many different problems in all the cities of Persia.000 years ago. getting a lot of rain is not unusual here. Everyone goes back to their hometown. we've had record-breaking heat waves. but people refused to use it because they didn't think the bills were valuable. a country in Africa. and I didn't see anyone around. Cattle are dying because they don't have enough grass to eat and the water from wells is getting concentrated and salty. Paper money was made much later. in Japan. Last month I survived an attack in a parking lot. The French writer Arthur Rimbaud wrote a famous poem about the colors of vowels—he said that E is white and U is green. too. Lori Blackman actually enjoys it. Here in France. the person sees that it is also green or purple. rivers can overflow. Now we herd beef cattle. three years ago to teach English. and the colors are always the same. Merchants closed their shops. Jasmine: I'm Jasmine. It's called 0-Bon. so this has always been my home.000 deaths in Europe from the heat. however. Crops can't be planted because the soil is too dry. Some composers see every note of their music as a different color. because you can count them. Japan. anybody can see that! It turned out that both of us have synesthesia. Radio Host: That sounds scary. with four seasons. People participate in a special dance. Our biggest climate problem in recent years has been flooding. and after that. They were made from a mixture of gold and silver. a young man and woman grabbed my purse. Marcel: I'm Marcel. LISTENING Radio Show Host: Right now. and they had a picture of a lion on them. and it is for most of us—but not for a few very special people. One day I was talking to my father. There's not much to do. and it's on August 13. People with this condition see each letter of the alphabet in a different color. LISTENING Mari: Hi. Argentina is an agricultural country. and it's cold enough in the winter for the annual Snow Festival. LISTENING Radio Host: The topic is survival. it's not clean. in 1661. and I was returning to my car. I was born here. the portions of the brain for hearing and vision both react. In Malaysia. money is anything that is valuable. Listen to Lori Blackman talk about her experience. However. One of the first kinds of money was small white seashells called cowries. I don't know whether I'll stay here. I'm Mari from Argentina. and we get hit. What happened? Caller #1: It was getting dark. so all of the trains and buses are really crowded and it's hard to travel. too. Radio Host: Do you think that was a good idea? . UNIT 5 LESSON B. Here. Some of the oldest coins were used in Turkey almost 3. Before coins. He didn't know what I was talking about! So I said. For example. Lori Blackman: I think it's really fun seeing the colors in letters. but just as I was unlocking my car door. And I feel lucky to be here. you're wrong. The most common kind is called letter synesthesia. we've had very little rain in recent years. It feels like global warming to me! Joseph: My name's Joseph—from New Orleans. you know. Mexico City just had better employment opportunities. But I won't move to the city like some people do. And even though there's water everywhere. we had a record number of hurricanes and major tropical storms. I intend to stay here for another year. In Ethiopia. But in recent years. everyone is talking about hurricanes.000 years ago. caller number one.Speaker 3: I come from Osaka. In Persia. and this drought is causing a lot of problems. They tried to take my car keys.

The attackers got scared and ran away. royal families around the world employed people called food tasters. It does sound like you got lucky. but animals! When the Red Line was built in the 1990s. a car accident. they ran into a big surprise: a huge stone wall buried underground. Their job was to taste all the dishes in a meal before they were given to the king. I was at home when it happened. You can see a lot of other colors in there. Were you hurt? Caller #3: A little. Next. I've heard that advice before. and a coin from 1744. and the artist really says a lot in it. it's very peaceful. the cook would take a bath and change into different clothes. In the hallway between lines 1 and 2. UNIT 8 LESSON B. not every kind of self-defense works in every situation. Later. Thanks for calling. I can't share the victory with anyone. That seat belt may have saved your life. Thanks for taking my call. I get a lot of energy from other people. He remembers his work in the kitchen. The colors are so bright. I'm kind of a perfectionist. Radio Host: Thank you for calling. Look at it closely. but the important thing is that you survived. The city government decided to keep the pyramid as a part of the station. When the food was ready. Of course. I wouldn't drive without my seat belt even if you paid me to do it. New York has one of the world's longest subway systems. I felt really sick and started sweating a lot. I never even saw the truck. but I always do my best when other people are counting on me. I started yelling as loud as I could. . and they got me to the hospital. but it isn't very relaxing. how can you get excited about a pile of fruit? Conversation 2 Man: I really like that big painting over there. but I wasn't seriously injured because I was wearing my seat belt. you can see every little detail on the grapes. I also like to run by myself. As far as my personality goes. Caller #2: My pleasure. but why do you want a poster? Man: It's such a happy scene. Caller #1: Thank you. but I want to have some fun and get some exercise. And then they have to make some difficult decisions. For years. hello? Caller #3: Hello. It's beautiful. the biggest fear was their food. I want to sign up for a sport at my school. I can see why. not really. But for many kings. Here in Los Angeles. It was almost 50 feet long. but I think that aspirin helped save my life. LESSON B. If the taster didn't die of poisoning. although changing the plan of the station was very expensive. I think you have a much better imagination than I do! Conversation 3 Man: Did you see that painting in the corner? I really want to get a poster of it for our bedroom. Finally. what's your survival story? Caller #2: Hi. Radio Host: Let's take one more call. I was driving to work. UNIT 9 LESSON B. They found many objects. LISTENING Narrator: When cities are building a new subway.000 fossils—the remains of plants and animals that lived millions of years ago. Woman: But all it is just three colored shapes! Man: No. Radio Host: Oh. they often find pieces of history hidden deep under the ground. . but my car was hit hard from the side. a tobacco pipe. There's nothing more fun than celebrating with a group of people after you win! Speaker C: I'm Susan. Then I felt this pressure in my chest. I'm here in Mexico City. the city built a new subway line and uncovered an entire Aztec neighborhood. I had a few cuts and bruises.Caller #1: Well. I've played golf before. there is a pyramid that was built by the Aztec Indians. Today some of the objects are displayed in the subway stations of Mexico City. Woman: Hmm. And I'm very focused. I'm definitely NOT a perfectionist. Caller number three. In the end. Radio Host: You may be right. To protect themselves from poison. Speaker B: My name is Chris. very old inhabitants of the city—not people. scientists discovered more than 2. the lord and his guest ate a little food from each other's plates. Guards would look in the cook's pockets to make sure he wasn't hiding anything. Now all of that information is available on a Web site. Radio Host: Hello. though. Woman: Really? To me. It finally opened in 2008. and I love to run! I enjoy sports like soccer where you do a lot of running. construction workers dug into an area of very old rock. I also have some friends who are on a beach volleyball team. UNIT 7 LESSON B. with thousands of historic objects. I'm Rita. The problem is. I'll practice something again and again until I get it right. some of each dish was fed to a dog. In 1997. LISTENING Speaker A: Hi. mice. I don't have much free time. being a king was not an easy job. Woman: Yeah. I tasted it. I don't notice anything else. But I think it's kind of boring. LISTENING Presenter: In the past. the city decided to preserve only a part of the wall. I mean. I'm also fairly tall. Radio Host: Wow. . people argued about what to do about the wall. caller number two. Then the food went to the table. including pottery. Man: That may be. a man named Mathura Prasad was the official food taster for the lord of Castle Mandawa in India. that's true. then the meal was safe for the king to eat. while construction workers were building a new station called South Ferry. A tiny bit of poison in their dinner could kill them in just a few minutes. so some of my friends think I should sign up for basketball. but the artist doesn't really express any feelings. The pyramid was discovered in 1967 during construction of the station. a new subway line uncovered some very. I think it's like a window—a window into some strange new place. I guess I'm an introvert. Kings had to worry about wars and difficult family members. Then I called for an ambulance. Woman: I don't know if the bedroom is the right place for it. Mine was a heart attack. It reminds me of when I was a little boy playing in my grandfather's garden. and photographed and described for scientists. Mathura Prasad: All the ingredients were kept locked up. When I'm doing something I love. We're going to hear what happened in three different cities. They were all dug up very carefully. They also found bones and teeth from birds. if I run solo and I win a race. and I knew what was happening. It's so dramatic. and I decided the right thing to do was to make a lot of noise. LISTENING Conversation 1 Woman: I can't believe how realistic that painting is! Look. where the Pino Suarez subway station has one of the most unusual decorations in the world. Radio Host: Yes. and very old—maybe the oldest stone wall in New York! Construction stopped. and archeologists were called. The first thing I did was go into the bathroom and put an aspirin in my mouth. I'm kind of an extrovert. and construction of the station started again. I enjoy doing things by myself. In the rocks. Man: Yeah. I could look at that one all day. that is a nice painting. For many years. I had taken a self-defense course. The oldest fossils were 16 million years old. What's your survival story? Caller #3: It's pretty short. The paramedics arrived quickly. and I like it. the same way I do every day. and even camels. and your story is a good reminder for our listeners. Just in case. Thanks for calling. Before entering the kitchen.

. in China. Tourist 1: Really! Tour Guide: And would you believe that these smaller bluestones came from a site in Wales. with impressive rows of sharp teeth. a dictionary. And according to the stories. and a few of the dragons were not very nice. around 400 kilometers away! Tourist 2: You're kidding! Tour Guide: I'm not! And the builders of Stonehenge must have known a lot about transportation because each of these "smaller" stones weighs around 4. there aren't many job opportunities for food tasters. I was driving down big streets with no problems at all. but many people say they have seen the monster. there were sea creatures in North America such as the gigantic mosasaur. What's even more amazing is that prehistoric people transported these stones 30 kilometers. But since most dragons lived in the water. people started building Stonehenge nearly 5. Security: OK. dining room. As far as I'm concerned. And I passed my driving test the first time. fossils are the skeletons of animals preserved in rock. Liling: Hello! My name is Liling and I am from Hong Kong. and the Chinese dragons are just some of the many stories about sea monsters. Tourist 2: That's amazing! Tour Guide: I agree. LANGUAGE EXPANSION Tour Guide: You can see that Stonehenge is very old. we have a beautiful house. We had tons of homework and a written test every week. but it has a big yard.000 kilos! Tourist 1: Remarkable! UNIT 11 LESSON B. This is my house in winter. and living room. In England. In fact. After all. The Roman emperor Nero used tasters to try edible and poisonous mushrooms. UNIT 4 LESSON B. On the second floor. large lakes and oceans are dark. In fact. there are some things we do know. yes. Is this your bag? Gill: Yes. Chinese stories about dragons are thousands of years old. There is just one bedroom in my house. The emperor of Japan doesn't have food tasters either. much like a modern alligator or crocodile. no one does food tasting at Buckingham Palace any more—instead. But today. At a place called Lurking Dragon Hill. That's right. It is also my living room and my dining room! There's a kitchen and a bathroom. including good luck. thank you. The other students were scared to death. On average. Now. Katsuro: My name is Katsuro and I am from Hokkaido in Japan. Her name is Nessie. and she lived—or lives?—in Scotland. in a body of water called Loch Ness. it is. sea monsters! Many cultures have stories of huge animals that live in the water and are occasionally seen by people.Presenter: Food tasters have a long history. madam. though the president of the United States sometimes uses volunteer soldiers for this job. but by hundreds of white mice! UNIT 10 LESSON B. but not me. The largest stones you see are these trilithons—two huge upright stones with a third stone laid on top. Can you see the chimney outside? Ramon: My name is Ramon Garcia and this is my house in Mexico City. On the first floor there is the kitchen. LISTENING Speaker 1: You want to know about my driving class? It was awful! First. And when Christopher Columbus made his second trip to America. they made us read a whole long useless book about driving laws and memorize the names of every part of the car. there are stories about another kind of water monster called the Unktehila. the Unktehila. so there are many versions of the stories. including each other! According to the legends. There are six bedrooms and seven bathrooms. How is that supposed to make you a good driver? I never understand anything until I try it myself! When they finally let us drive. in North America. Tourist 1: Wow! Tour Guide: That's right. perhaps because people have a feeling that they might be true. all the cooks are checked very carefully. residents and scientists often find the fossils of small sea reptiles. So people began to speculate that Nessie was some kind of dinosaur that had somehow survived into modern times in the cold water of Loch Ness. Of course. my name is Betty and this is my house. It's understandable that people would fear an animal like that! And before scientists began to study the fossils of animals like the mosasaur. legendary reptiles called dragons represented many things. Stories about Nessie really took off in the 1700s. These stories have survived for hundreds or even thousands of years. Native Americans found the bones and used them in special ceremonies. mysterious places. Security: Is that all? Gill: Oh. We are lucky. it was great—by the end of the first hour. but that's OK. when scientists began to find fossils in the area. It is a small house. that driving school was a big waste. But even more interesting is the fact that sea monsters did exist at one time! The first sea monster I'll tell you about may be the world's most famous. LISTENING Betty: Hello. he brought along dogs to test the food that native people gave him. It is very small. millions of years ago. According to some Native American tribes. Is it possible that some of the prehistoric sea reptiles survived long enough for people to know about them? Or is it the fossil remains of these animals that have inspired the stories? We may never know. These fossils were from ancient sea reptiles—dinosaurs. I should have saved my money and just practiced driving with my dad. What's interesting to me is that Nessie. all of the king's food is tasted not by people. and my World English book. but they are also very small. they were able to bring rain when there was drought. I have a big family so I need a big house.000 years ago. Joe: My name is Joe and this is my house. It is cold in Hokkaido and so there is a fireplace in my living room. And in Thailand. It might sound unlikely. My favorite place though is the garden. They looked like giant snakes or lizards and they ate everything and everyone. these stones are six meters high. LISTENING Conversation 1 Security: Excuse me. and my wallet. the Unktehila were big trouble. Next. As you know. there is also an indoor swimming pool. the Thunder Beings had to destroy the evil Unktehila so that everything else could live. really. It is a big house with a very big garden. This is my bedroom. King Louis XIV of France used soldiers to carry food from the kitchen to his table. But best of all. Everyone loves a mystery! LESSON C. LISTENING Expert: Today I'm going to talk about three kinds of sea monsters. And while no one really knows why Stonehenge was built. There is a big living room and a dining room with a beautiful view. This is my apartment. the ocean dragons protected people in boats and ships. there are five bedrooms and three bathrooms. And that was without any modern machinery. UNIT 3 LESSON B. Security: What do you have in it? Gill: There are my books: a notebook.

then he played the music—Beethoven or Mozart. I take some more photos. There have already been several unmanned missions to Mars. so astronauts have to be attached to something so they don't float around inside the station. From Barneys. They were out there floating around in space! Interviewer: That does sound exciting! What about the difficult parts? Astronaut: As you know. like at six o'clock. Angela: Reading! You don't usually read. He was always drawing on the blackboard. And one of these days. I could have just stayed home and slept late. Interviewer: That's interesting. UNIT 5 LESSON B. Mike! What are you doing? Mike: Hi. Interviewer: First. I know you want to hear about the moon. and take some photos. Some of the other astronauts just attached themselves to a wall! Interviewer: It doesn't sound very comfortable.Speaker 2: I took a class last semester called "Money and Banking"' in the economics department. as you know. but also radishes and bean sprouts. Jane. Interviewer: Well. sir. but I'll talk about that in a little while. We can grow salad vegetables inside the station. UNIT 6 LESSON B. Then cross 5th Avenue and there is Bergdorf Goodman on the corner of 5th Avenue and East 58th Street. Then I take a nap at twelve o'clock. it is. more companies will see the profit potential of private space flight. That was great! I think I'm going to listen to another one of those audio courses soon. not many companies are doing this. The whole thing was on CDs! I listened to them in my car on the way to work. that's all. so I could really understand. but sooner or later. I take a nap. but is just along for the ride. Turn right on Madison Avenue and you will see Barneys. Conversation 2 Security: Excuse me. Walk for two blocks. I hope we can talk again sometime. UNIT 7 LESSON B. Interviewer: You take a nap! Joel: Yes. a manned mission is scheduled. you may also be able to experience private space flight on sophisticated airplanes. Security: What do you have in it. walk two blocks along East 60th Street. And then in the evening. Speaker B: Many people talk about the importance of tourism. There's one about world history that sounds interesting. and then there were examples of music to listen to. the photographer. if everything goes well. Interviewer: Vegetables?! Astronaut: Mostly lettuce. What are you reading? . Welcome to the show. but also difficult. LISTENING Conversation 1 Angela: Hi. life in space is pretty hard on the body. The secret is the light. scientists from many countries have conducted experiments onboard the space station. Astronaut: Thank you. but have you ever heard of space tourism? It's not cheap. Interviewer: I see. the instructor talked about the history of music for a few minutes. two crew members had to make some repairs outside the station. can I say I love your photos. I'm going back to the station next year. UNIT 12 LESSON B. Interviewer: It sounds pretty tough. Foster. And finally. It was really a lot of fun. so I could go home and look at it later. what is your secret? How do you take such beautiful photos? Joel: It's easy. Some day soon. Security: OK. LISTENING Interviewer: This morning we have Joel Sartore. First. Ms. thank you. From Bloomingdale's. but a few people have spent millions to visit the International Space Station. perhaps we'll have spaceships that can travel much faster than they can now. You see. My experiments involved growing vegetables in space. the space station astronauts can be up there for six months. and I forgot everything as soon as I heard it It was just impossible to follow! I tried to write everything down in my notebook. The light is good early in the morning and late in the evening. LISTENING Tour guide: Welcome to New York's Store Window Walking Tour. on the corner of East 57th Street and 5th Avenue is Tiffany & Co. I would have bought something like that a long time ago. Security: Is that all? Lee: Yes. What else can you tell us about life on the space station? Astronaut: It's exciting. I'd like that. Good morning. Astronaut: Thank you. walk one block along East 61st Street and turn left on 5th Avenue. Astronauts need to exercise a couple of hours every day. The tour starts at Bloomingdale's. let's consider the possibility of colonizing Mars. and they were so different! Professor Stern just talked and talked. While I was there. and in ten years. These planes give passengers the feeling of weightlessness and a great view of the Earth without such a high price tag. for a very interesting discussion. you might be able to go to the moon as a "spaceflight participant. He made lots of little charts and illustrations. On the days he lectured. they can lose a lot of muscle and have other health problems. That manned mission will take at least three years to complete because of the distance from Earth to Mars! But one day. Astronaut: Well. Joel.' someone who isn't on the crew. sir? Lee: My cell phone and my wallet. like about eight o'clock. and that's good for the astronauts' health. Otherwise. Interviewer: Tell us. Thanks for the tip. thank you. LISTENING Interviewer: We're talking with Canadian astronaut Willa Foster. how did a botanist from Canada end up on the International Space Station? Astronaut: Well. I'm reading. Joel: Thank you! Interviewer: So. I get up early. and FAO Schwarz is across from Grand Army Plaza. Speaker 3: I had a course called "Enjoying Great Music". At the moment. if I'd known about it—it actually made me enjoy driving to work! The lectures were recorded on the CD. I'm happy to be here. Angela! Well. something like that—and then he explained what we just heard. with us. Foster. Is that your bag? Lee: Yes. Dr. LESSON C LANGUAGE EXPANSION Speaker A: First. Do you have any plans to go back to the station? Astronaut: Actually. I didn't learn anything from the other professor. and they miss fresh foods. there's very little gravity in space. Joel: Good morning. There were two different professors who taught the class. Professor Chang was a lot better. I'm planning to conduct some experiments with spinach and mushrooms. I always slept in one of the sleep stations—something like a bed with straps to keep you in.

Speaker 2: This is Helen. doctor. Diana: OK. What are you going to do. Doctor: You don't feel well? Can you explain? Patient: Well. UNIT 10 LESSON B. He lived in Switzerland for 28 years and then moved to the United States in 1933. OK. She is wearing a coat. LISTENING 1. Maria? Maria: I don't know. Hope you have a good time! Kenichi: And you! Conversation 2 Tom: What are you going to do for the holiday. we need some drinks. what can I do for you? Patient: Good morning doctor. Salma. 10 hot dogs. So. and hat. Linda: Great. I'm going to go downtown and watch the fireworks. LISTENING Speaker 1: Zahra is wearing black. I'm listening to music. scarf. His family moved to Milan. Angela: OK. What's happening? Salma: Sorry. One bag. 20 hamburgers. Let me see. how can I help you? Patient: I have a headache. She is calling a taxi. Kenichi? Kenichi: I'm going to go to a party with my girlfriend. LISTENING Conversation 1 Kenichi: So Linda. we need. I can't hear you. I think. Conversation B Doctor: Good morning. He graduated from college in Switzerland. but don't forget. It's important. too! Conversation 3 Paul: Hi. He is wearing a black jacket and a purple tie. Doctor: Mmm. say. And food? Diana: Wait a minute. I have a backache as well. Kenichi: Why? Linda: Because there are too many people. What are you going to do? Tom: Well. Speaker 3: Jenny is walking in the park. that's more like you! Conversation 2 Husband: Hi. Kenichi: So what are you going to do? Linda: I'm going to stay home with my family. Diana: Now food. All of her clothes are black. Salma Hayek . LISTENING Miguel: OK. Doctor: Mmm. She is wearing a white coat and brown pants. I do. Dave. I'm not going to go to Times Square this year. Anything else? Patient: Yes. one bag of ice. I think I need to examine you. turn it down! UNIT 8 LESSON B. I have a cough and I don't feel well. we don't.Mike: I'm reading a guitar magazine. Dave is leaving for work. I think you have malaria. UNIT 9 LESSON B. OK? Maria: Great! UNIT 12 LESSON B. can you speak up. Husband: OK. Paul: Sorry. doctor. LISTENING Conversation A Doctor: So. but Albert went to school in Switzerland in 1895. Miguel: OK. Do you want to come? Maria: Sure! What time? Tom: We're going to leave at about six o'clock. 2. honey! Wife: Hi. Miguel: OK. What are you doing? Salma: Oh. what do we need to buy for the party? Diana: Well. Paul: Well. Anything else? Miguel: Hot dogs? Diana: Good idea. I'm important. Albert Einstein Speaker: Albert Einstein was born in Germany in 1879. oh dear! OK. Doctor: Do you have a fever? Patient: Yes. UNIT 11 LESSON B. Doctor: OK. can I call you back? Husband: Why? What are you doing? Wife: I'm meeting some clients. what are you going to do for the holiday? Linda: Well. Get 12 bottles of soda. I have a stomach ache and I have a fever as well. We need some ice. Do we have any hamburgers? Miguel: No. Look.

Bob. Kyoko. Jerry Yang Speaker: Jerry Yang was born on November 6. But I always try to go to bed early. Can I see your passport please? Traveler: Good morning. Helen: Nothing! Come on. Bob: Nothing. Host: Thank you. and I'm from Japan. She started playing tennis when she was five years old. Bob. In the week I don't have time for breakfast. can you tell me something about yourself? Kyoko: Sure. with his mother and brother. my name is Jim. Now please. Your seat number is 18A.S. 3. but what time do you get up? Bob: I get up at about 9 o'clock and have breakfast around 10. please. OK. he learned quickly and. Host: Thank you. he only knew one word of English shoe. My name is Sylvia and. In the afternoon. I sometimes watch sports on TV. Here is the confirmation number. the simple answer is that I do nothing. I see. And here is our next contestant. Contestant Number 3. In the evening. I don't play sports. Helen: OK. at the age of 12. I don't do any exercise. I'm from Bogota in Colombia. I just chill out. I'm a farmer. Helen: Do you like sports? Bob: Yes. please? Traveler: I have an e-ticket. . Eggs. Officer: What is the purpose of your visit? Traveler: I'm here on vacation. So you don't leave the house at all on Sundays. in 1994. Can you introduce yourself? Luis: Yes. Now. We will be boarding at gate number 5 at 2:30. sausages. Anna Kournikova Speaker: Anna Kournikova was born in Moscow in 1981. 4. I'm going to find out more about this girlfriend. Here it is. In 1978. However. You all know tonight's guest. Luis. we'll go to a commercial break and when we come back. Check-in clerk: OK. I'm from Tokyo. but soon returned to Mexico. Great to be here. Helen: OK. Host: And where are you from? Jim: I'm from a small town in Canada called Coldstone. Bob. Can I see your U. so on Sunday I have a big breakfast. She moved to the United States again in 1991 and became an American citizen. bacon. Bob: Thanks. And now our last contestant for tonight's show. UNIT 1 LESSON B. Basketball is my favorite-but I don't play—I just watch. Conversation 2 Officer: Good morning. in Taipei. Host: Thank you. Thank you. Traveler: Thank you. in 1976 he moved to San Jose. we know what you do during the week. Jim Waters. Helen: OK. LISTENING TV Game Host: Hi. everyone. and I'm a doctor. the right one. I'm a musician. look into the camera.Speaker: Salma Hayek was born in Mexico in 1966. Officer: How long are you staying? Traveler: For 2 weeks. She moved to the United States in 1991 to study tennis. Check in clerk: Do you have any bags to check in? Traveler: Yes. UNIT 3 LESSON B. 1968. My name is Kyoko. LISTENING Helen: Good evening. this one's mine. Thank you. Host: And what do you do? Kyoko: I'm an engineer. I need to be ready for Monday morning and work. Welcome to Sunday with the Stars. Actually. You're a star! But on Sunday with the Stars we want to find out what you do in your free time. Back in a minute. Check -in clerk: Thank you. as you can see. LISTENING Conversation 1 Check-in clerk: Good morning. A window seat. I hope you enjoy your vacation. UNIT 2 LESSON B. she again went to the United States to live with her aunt and did not return to Mexico until 1983. And welcome to tonight's show. Silvia: Hello. I'm from Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. Bob: Oh yes. Can I see your ticket and passport. what do you do on Sundays? Bob: Well Helen. with a partner started the company Yahoo! Inc. Jim. So. My name is Luis. Helen: OK. she moved to the United States to go to school. California. I often go to the movies with my girlfriend or we go out for dinner together. Have a nice trip. Officer: Place your left index finger here. Helen. And welcome. that's fine. At the age of eight. Helen: Do you eat in or do you have breakfast in a restaurant? Bob: I like cooking so I eat at home. the works! Helen: And then? Bob: Then I read the Sunday newspaper and I often take a nap at about 1 o'clock. So. Bob. visa please? Traveler: Here it is. Taiwan. can you tell us something about yourself? Jim: Yes. When he arrived in America. Officer: Is this your first time in the United States? Traveler: Yes it is. here's your boarding pass. Officer: Where are you staying? Traveler: I'm staying with friends in Los Angeles. Check in clerk: Window or aisle? Traveler: Excuse me? Check in clerk: Would you like a seat next to the window or one next to the aisle? Traveler: Oh. Great to have you here. it's Bob Hardy the star of Life on the Run. Later.

you have a single room. Have a nice stay. I can't describe it. Robin. Man: I would like a glass of red wine. That's for kids. Guest: Thank you. UNIT 6 LESSON B. Karen. First we went to Disney World and then Universal Studios. UNIT 7 LESSON B. Fish. Dave. Just tonight. and then Sea World. I don't think so. sir. LISTENING Mick: Hey. LISTENING Waiter: Good evening. Mick: Oh. Yes. Tell me more! Glenn: Well. I'll have the fillet mignon and the French dressing on my salad. Waiter: And would you like an appetizer. You guys always go to the movies on Fridays. My name is Ken Lee. What are you doing? Karen: Hi! You'll never guess. Can I help you? Guest: Yes. Guest: Thank you UNIT 4 LESSON B. I'm fixing the roof. Yes. Woman: Do you have any mineral water? Waiter: Yes. Dave: No. three. Walter. Does the filet mignon come with salad? Waiter: Yes. Jean: Ice skating! Wow! Alan doesn't like sports. Waiter: Are you ready to order. guy. Steve: What! You always study in the evening. What would you recommend? Waiter: The butter-baked chicken is excellent Woman: OK. Enjoy your game. please. How's the studying going? Dave: I'm not studying. Man: Good evening. LISTENING . Grant. Guest: Thank you. I'll just have a main dish. Conversation 3 Grant: Hi. Waiter: Filet mignon. fish and more fish. LISTENING Conversation 1 Jean: Hi. Mick: Come on then. What's up? Robin: Hi. I'm playing basketball with some friends. Man: OK. sir. I’m ice skating with Alan. Glenn. Receptionist: Are those your bags? Guest: Yes. can I call you back? Steve: Sure. Disney World was OK. I'll have a bottle of mineral water. today I'm having a rest. Receptionist: Ah yes. I liked the Downtown Disney show. Thank you UNIT 5 LESSON B. we do. Now that was something. no ball game this week. Did you see the Harry Potter exhibition? Glenn: Harry Potter. Mick: Come on. But I went to the Islands of Adventure. Could you fill out this form. of course. Number 303. thanks. We took a ride called the Incredible Hulk Coaster. So. Grant: You're fixing the roof! But you always go to the ball game on Sundays. sir? Man: Mmm let me see. on the third floor. Mr.Traveler: Thank you. Robin: Yes. but it's raining and the roof is leaking. Karen: Not today! Conversation 2 Steve: Hi. Here is your room key. that was cool. madam? Woman: No thank you. Grant: Oh. tell me all about it! How many theme parks did you visit? Glenn: Mm. sir? Man: Medium. Receptionist: You're welcome. Waiter: Butter-baked chicken. I have a reservation. Receptionist: Let me get a bell boy to help you. And for you. Let me see. I would love to. sir. three I think. Conversation 3 Receptionist: Good evening. You lucky. My name is Walter and I am your waiter this evening. and they are heavy. Good luck. it does. Just for one night? Guest: Yes. Waiter: Anything else? Man: No. well. But I didn't like Sea World. And how do you like your steak. How was Orlando? Glenn: Great. Receptionist: Very good. of course. please? Guest: Yes. Lee. You have to try it for yourself. Mick: But what about Universal Studios. I'll take the chicken. that's right. Hey. sir? Man: Can we order drinks first? Waiter: Yes. Receptionist: OK. No. Woman: OK.

Send an SMS to 333 317 3476. three. at least the carrots are healthy even if the coffee isn't. eighteen. Next week's guest is John Parsons. com. twenty-two. With three kids and a big garden I don't have time to get any regular exercise. but it's difficult. my name's Maggie and I'm 70 years old and I come from Winchester in England. twenty-nine. three one seven. the new chief of police and he'll be talking about his ideas on reducing crime. What about these? Shopper: Do you have anything less formal? Shop attendant: Yes. Do you have a bigger size? An 8? Shop attendant: Yes. fourteen. I eat at least one chocolate bar every day. Then I come home and eat a big breakfast. Is it true? Pete: I think we're going to start filming at the end of the year. Shop attendant: Blue. OK one more time. I get up early. Shop attendant: We have some white ones at $80. Kingstown Radio. All in all. My name is Ben. Warren: A baby is not going to change your life? Just wait. Nice going. Cash or charge? Shopper: I'll put it on my card. That's three. twenty-nine. thirty-four. And then of course. I love chocolate. Anita: Hi. What about black? Shopper: Yes. It's Kingstownradio. I'm still going to be recording and touring. we don't eat much red meat. we eat a lot of fruit and vegetables from the garden and although we all eat meat. Warren: So. You can also send us a fax on thirty-four. That's my ambition. It's good exercise. That's all for today from Community Call In. I'm 22 years old and I live and work in Los Angeles. Kingstown. UNIT 8 LESSON B. The rest of the day I visit friends and take my dogs for long walks. but sometimes I don't make it. Warren: So. but I never have the time. of course. LISTENING . seventy-six.mmm I love chocolate. I'm 35 years old and I have three kids. yogurt. How much are they? Shop attendant: They are $150. Warren: Congratulations! So. I do have one bad habit. LISTENING Warren: Hi. That's thirty-four. Do you want to write that down? Got a pen? Here we go: thirty. but it also helps me to relax. eighteen. Shopper: I like these. In Britain. LISTENING Ben: Hi. Pete. high fiber cereal. 25 Main Street. and you're going to be a film star and a father. Babs is going to have a baby in March. on your hundredth birthday. so I can never plan my meals. Well. Can I try them on? Shop attendant: Yes. Pete. What size are you? Shopper: I usually wear a 7 or 7 1/2. remember next week we'll be talking to the chief of police. And that old snail mail still works. We're all looking forward to that. Great to see you. I know I shouldn't and I keep trying to stop. not in blue. thirty-six. how's it going? Your last album was a big success. They'll go with your pants. I try to go to the gym on Sundays. to get a telegram from the Queen. you're already a pop star. One more time. I can plan my day and think through problems as I'm swimming. three. I'm going to record a new album in January. seventy-six. Shopper: White. Welcome to the show. UNIT 10 LESSON B. I love swimming. I know he'll want to hear your views. And then there's chocolate cake . Kingstownradio at coolmail dot com. Do you have anything a little less expensive? Shop attendant: Something cheaper? Let me see. And then? Pete: And then I'm going to have a break. 25 Main Street. Pete: Yeah. Pete: Yeah. thirty. I think I have quite a healthy lifestyle. I know I should get more exercise. I smoke. Our address is Kingstown Radio. Shopper: Ooo! They're a little tight. UNIT 9 LESSON B. Shop attendant: Fine. Again. the work in the garden keeps me fit. like whole meal bread. Shopper: Mmm. folks. Maggie: Hi. And it's back to the studio. But of course. fourteen. Just wait. Let me see. honey. Do you have any plans for another album? Pete: Sure. not this year. thirty.$75. LISTENING Shop attendant: Can I help you? Shopper: Yes. No. UNIT 11 LESSON B. California. I drink about 20 cups of coffee a day! I even drink coffee when I'm working in the garden. these are more casual. I'll say it again. six. usually around 6 o'clock and I go to the pool. four. Shop attendant: Here we are. I just grab a hamburger or hot dog whenever I can and then run off to see the next customer. I think breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I try to eat healthy foods. Warren: So. However. How about these? Are they looser? Shopper: Yes. But it's not going to change my life. Sometimes clients want to see a house at 7 o'clock in the morning and sometimes at 10 o'clock at night. Warren: Great.Radio presenter: So that's it for today. the Queen sends you a telegram. Pete: Good to be on your show. No. black might be OK. seven. Shop attendant: What about these? They're on sale --. So. I do have one bad habit. It was great to hear your views on the new traffic system in town. I'd like some blue shoes to go with these pants. you're going to be a father. you're not going to do another world tour? Pete: No. thirty-six. mainly chicken. So. that's all one word at coolmail dot com. twenty-two. I don't like white. They're perfect. However. Warren: And I hear you're going to make a film. My husband says I'm just a machine for converting coffee into carrots. three. Send us your views to Kingstownradio@coolmail. Warren. Bringing up three young kids is a lot of work and I also have a big garden where I grow organic vegetables to sell in the local market. So why not call us on thirty-four. I think I'll take the blue ones. Shopper: Mmm. thirty-four. Needless to say. Kingstown.four. We love to get your emails. I'm not sure. I'm a very busy real estate agent. maybe you're right. my name's Anita.

OK. let's begin. My pleasure. have you graduated from college? Oh. I studied English and History.Interview 1 Interviewer: Erin: Interviewer: Erin: Good morning Miss Harmon. yes. . First. Thank you for coming to the interview.