Unidad

11
De compras
Era lunes por la mañana, Mary y John estaban Me gustaría dar una vuelta en las
desayunando en su hotel en Nueva York. tiendas en la Quinta Avenida, si estás
de acuerdo, Laura.
El camarero se acercó a la mesa.
Seguro, eso será divertido.
Disculpe, señor. Le llaman por
teléfono. Entonces las dejaremos allí. John y yo
tenemos que ir y encontrarnos con
Me pregunto quién podrá ser. algunos socios comerciales para
almorzar.
Probablemente sea Paul, querido. Voy
a ir de compras con Laura. Nosotras almorzaremos en el
John se dirigió al teléfono. Era Paul. John charló con Carnegie's con Anne.
Paul un rato y luego regresó a la mesa. Bueno, entonces las dejaremos aquí.
¡Que se diviertan!
¿Quién era?
Mary y Laura cruzaron la calle y entraron a Eddie
Estabas en lo cierto. Era Paul. Él y Bauer's, una tienda de modas de la Quinta Avenida.
Laura estarán aquí en veinte minutos. Ellas tomaron el ascensor al quinto piso.
Vendrán por nosotros en su auto.
Yo quiero comprar algunas camisas
Bueno, es mejor estar listos. para John y un suéter para mí.
Compremos el suéter primero. La
A las nueve y media Paul y Laura estaban en la sección de hombres está en la planta
puerta del hotel. Mary y John ya los estaban baja.
esperando allí.
¿Te gusta este suéter, Laura?
Buenos días, ¿cómo están ambos?
Sí, realmente me gusta. Te queda muy
Bien gracias, Paul. bien.

¿Cuánto cuesta?
¿A dónde quieres ir, Mary?
Preguntémos a esa vendedora.
¡Discúlpeme!

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señora? de la tienda. Mary pagó el suéter y la falda y luego ella y Laura fueron a la planta baja para buscar las camisas de John. señora. A Laura le pareció favor. señora? ¿Hay alguna falda que haga juego? Sí. 31 . Exactamente noventa y cinco dólares.Unidad 11 De compras Mary y Laura siguieron a la vendedora a otra parte ¿Puedo ayudarla. Deseo comprar este suéter. Ambos le iban que hagan juego. pero puedo mostrarle otros modelos con faldas Mary se probó el suéter y la falda. que Mary se veía muy bien con su nueva ropa. Acompáñenme por bien y no eran demasiados caros. Ella les mostró diferentes modelos y colores de suéteres y faldas. ¿Quiere probárselo. ¿Cuánto cuesta? Me agrada éste en azul pálido. temo que no hay. me lo probaré. ¿Es talla mediana? No.

Ninety five dollars exactly ma’am At half past nine. Mary and John were Mary and Laura walked across the street and having breakfast in their hotel in New York. Fifth Avenue. Excuse me! You were right. that would be fun. Is it a medium? We'll drop you off there then. Both fit her very business associates for lunch. I would like to buy this sweater. to look for John's shirts. if that's okay with you. It's probably Paul. ma’am? Laura will be here in twenty minutes. I want to buy some shirts for John. entered Eddie Bauer's. Mary paid for the sweater and the skirt. Mary and John were already waiting there. Yes. dear. John went to the telephone. Unit 11 Out shopping It was Monday morning. I'm afraid there isn´t. John and I have to go and meet some Mary tried on the sweater and skirt. 32 . Have a good time. Excuse me. How much is it? Right. Mary and Laura followed the saleswoman to another part of the store. I do. and with Anne. John Yes. Please follow me ma’am. Laura? shopping with Laura. They took the elevator to the fifth floor. There's a telephone call and a sweater for myself. sir. I’d like to look around the shops on I like this one in pale blue. Mary! chatted with Paul for a while and then returned to the table. It was Paul. They are coming to pick us up in their Yes. I think so. Let's get the sweater first. a fashionable store on Fifth Avenue. department is on the ground floor. Would you like to try it on ma’am? Sure. No. we’ll leave you here then. I'm going Do you like this sweater. for you. The men's I wonder who it could be. She showed them Where do you want to go. Mary? different styles and colors of sweaters and skirts. Paul and Laura were at the door of Is there a skirt to match? the hotel. then she and Laura went down to the ground floor Good. He and Can I help you. car. How much does it cost? Who was it? Let's ask the saleswoman. It really suits you. Laura. how are you both? skirts. but I can show you other styles of matching Good morning. The waiter approached the table. Fine thanks. we better get ready. well and they were not too expensive. Laura thought that Mary looked very good in her new We're having lunch at Carnegie's clothes. It was Paul. Paul.

Unit 11 Out shopping New Vocabulary Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs -Clothes -Enter -Pay -Expensive -Already -Saleswoman -Fit -Pick -Fun -Exactly -Shirts -Get -Suit -Good -Really -Shops -Have -Try -New -Store -Look -Wait Expressions -Sweater -Meet -Want For a while ! Now. Would: used to express polite request Example: Would you like to try it on ma’am? Ref For better reference. we use will to respond to someone else’s request for help. -Mary and John were having breakfast. Often. Will: use as a “willingness”. Unit 3. -They were coming to pick us up. something important! Simple past and past continuous Simple past: Use the simple past to express the idea that an action started and nished at a specic time in the past. often suggest that the speaker will do something voluntarily. then. Example: Good. see Finding Out About Grammar Book. The tenses say that an action begins before. Examples: Simple past tense Past continuous -John went to the telephone. there. -Mary tried a sweater and skirt. is in progress during. and continues after another time or action. Past continuous: The progressive tenses give the idea that an action was in progress during a particular time. we’ll leave you here. page 34-54. -Mary and Laura walked across the -Mary and John were already waiting street. 33 .

y tiene un señora Smith. noches. Usted tendrá compraron una nueva casa en Hackensack. Paul podrá salir de casa una hora más tarde por las mañanas y regresar una hora más temprano por las Luego llamó a Laura y le mostró el cartel. 5%. habitaciones. Clavó el cartel en la cerca al lado de la carretera. entonces? los días. Laura le mostró la casa y él le hizo muchas preguntas. gran patio. si quiere venderla rápidamente. No le pagaré al agente para que terminada. Ésta es real. Queda a solo veinticinco cartel en el baúl de su auto que decía: EN VENTA. Midió las habitaciones y luego elaboró un plano. cobramos una comisión del pequeño. Por ese motivo. millas de Nueva York. la nueva casa todavía no está casa. Paul y Laura dentro de una semana. pero al día siguiente llegó a casa con un una cocina muy moderna. Paul y Laura se mudarán a su nueva casa. la venda por menos de lo que vale. Hace una semana un agente de bienes raíces vino a verlos. Generalmente él sale de su casa a las siete en punto de la mañana para estar en su oficina a las Todavía no puedo darle un valor nueve. pero los dormitorios son más lo que había dicho el agente inmobiliario. Es un poco grande. pero se lo haré saber treinta en la noche. pero el jardín es También. Esta casa no será fácil de vender. también amplia y cómoda. 34 . que queda más cerca de Nueva York. Después de Navidad. Él nunca esta de regreso antes de las siete y estimado. Estará lista poco antes de Navidad. Paul está cansado del largo viaje a Nueva York todos ¿Cuánto vale. pero queda demasiado lejos del trabajo tiene un solo baño y demasiadas de Paul. Paul no pequeños. Nosotros mismos venderemos nuestra Sin embargo. Mientras tanto están tratando de vender la vieja casa. La sala de la nueva casa es más amplia que la de la Cuando Paul volvió a casa esa noche. Nueva que venderla por menos de su valor Jersey. La nueva casa tiene dos baños grandes y respondió. Laura le contó antigua casa. así que cuando se muden.Unidad 12 Una casa nueva Paul y Laura se mudarán pronto a una nueva casa. Su actual vivienda es amplia y cómoda.

and Paul is tired of the long commute to New York only has one bathroom. It will be ready just before Christmas. Then he called Laura and showed her the sign. He measured the rooms Their present home is large and comfortable and and then made out a plan. to be at his office by nine. In the refuse to pay the Realtor to sell our meantime. has a big backyard. It's a little too large. the morning. Paul did not answer. He nailed the sign to the and get home an hour earlier in the evenings. they are trying to sell their old one. The living room in the new house is larger than the living room in their old house but the bedrooms are smaller. York. and too everyday. Laura told a very modern kitchen. We also charge a five percent commission. then? this. asked a lot of questions. Laura showed him the house and he New Vocabulary Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs -Backyard -Ask -Show -Big -Before -Bathrooms -Buy -Tell -Close -Everyday -Bedrooms -Call -Try -Comfortable -Later -Commute -Charge -Large -Never -Estimate -Give -Late -Soon -Fence -Make -Long -Usually -Home -Measure -Old -Kitchen -Move -Quick -Living room -Nail -Small -Real value -Own -Tired -Road -Pay -Sign -Refuse -Trunk -Say -Work -See -Yard -Sell 35 . week ago a real estate agent or "Realtor" came to see them. Paul will be but the next day he arrived home with a FOR SALE able to leave home an hour later in the mornings sign in the trunk of his car. He's never home before seven-thirty in the evening. Mrs. the new house is not ready yet. but it is too far away from Paul's work. from New York. It is only twenty-five miles him what the Realtor had said. New Jersey which is closer to New but I will let you know in a week. After Christmas. Hackensack. This house will not be easy to sell. so when they move. It is also big and comfortable. Paul We will sell our house on our own. fence by the road. real value if you want a quick sale. A house for less than its worth. I and Laura will move into their new house.Unit 12 A new house Paul and Laura are moving into a new house soon. The new house has two big bathrooms and When Paul returned home that evening. Paul and Laura bought a new house in I can't give you an estimate right now. However. but the yard is You’ll have to sell it for less than its small . Smith. He usually leaves home at seven o'clock in many bedrooms. Because of How much is it worth.

it will be cloudy tomorrow. -This house will not be easy to sell. it is going to be cloudy. Going to To express a prediction: use will or be going to: Examples: -According to the weather report. Unit 12 A new house ! Now. Unit 12. 36 . To express a prior plan: use only be going to: Example: A: Why did you buy this paint? B: I am going to paint my bedroom tomorrow. To express willingness: use only will: Example: A: The phone is ringing B: I will get it -You’ll have to sell it for less than its real value. -It will be ready just before Christmas -Paul and Laura will move into their house. Ref For better reference. see Finding Out About Grammar Book. page 182 and 183. something important! Will Vs. -According to the weather report.