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Is it in northern California? No. It’s in southern California. Is Pasadena a big city? It’s pretty big. How big is “pretty big? It has about 140,000 people. How big is Los Angeles? It has about 3 million people.
A: But girls like guys who are funny. B: Maybe we should learn some good jokes. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Walking the Dog Where are you going? I have to walk the dog. What kind of dog do you have? I have a little poodle. Poodles bark a lot. They sure do. They bark at everything. They never shut up. Why did you get a poodle? It’s my mom’s dog. So she likes poodles. She says they’re good watchdogs.
I Have a Honda
A: Do you have a car? B: Yes, I do. A: What kind of car do you have? B: I have a Honda. A: Is it new? B: It was new in 2003. A: So, it’s pretty old now. B: Yes, it is. But it still looks good. A: Do you take good care of it? B: Oh, yes. I wash it once a week. A: Do you change the oil? B: My mechanic changes the oil twice a year. 3. Do You Have a Girlfriend?
A: Can I borrow $5? B: Sure. Why do you need it? A: I want to buy lunch. B: Where’s your money? A: It’s not in my wallet. B: Your wallet is empty? A: I don’t have even one dollar in it. B: Being broke is no fun. A: Even if it’s only for a short while. B: It’s always good to have friends. A: Friends will lend you money when you’re broke. B: As long as you pay them back. Going to the Beach A: Let’s go to the beach. B: That’s a great idea. A: We haven’t been in a while. B: We haven’t been in a month. A: The last time we went, you almost drowned. B: No, I didn’t. A: Then why did the lifeguard dive into the water?
A: Do you have a girlfriend? B: No, I don’t. Do you? A: I don’t have a girlfriend, either. B: Why not? A: I don’t know. Maybe I’m not rich enough. B: Girls like guys with money. A: They sure do. B: They like guys with new cars. A: I don’t have money or a new car. B: Me, neither.
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I think he wanted to cool off. He swam right up to you. And then he turned right around. Maybe you’re right. Maybe we should get going. 7. My Wife Left Me
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It has the Rose Parade. It has beautiful houses. It has wonderful restaurants. It has great schools. It’s close to the mountains. The people are friendly. I’m not ever going to leave. 10. The New Mattress
A: Are you married? B: No. I’m divorced. A: When did you get divorced? B: I got divorced two years ago. A: Why did you get divorced? B: My wife left me. A: Why did she leave you? B: She said she didn’t love me anymore. A: Wow! That’s terrible. B: Yes, it was. A: Why didn’t she love you anymore? B: She fell in love with my best friend. What’s on TV? A: I’m bored. B: What’s on TV? A: Nothing. B: There must be something on TV! A: Nothing that’s interesting. B: What about that new game show? A: Which one? B: "Deal or No Deal" A: Tell me you’re joking. B: I love that show. A: I watched it once. That was enough. B: It’s on right now. Let’s watch it together.
A: We need a new mattress. B: What’s the matter with this one? A: It’s not comfortable. B: It seems fine to me. A: I toss and turn all night. B: You should stop drinking coffee. A: Look at these marks on my arms. B: What are they? A: They are bites. B: Did the cat bite you? A: No. The bedbugs in that mattress bit me. B: Okay. Let’s get a new mattress. 11. My Laptop Is So Slow
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A Nice Place to Live
A: I like living here. I agree. Pasadena is a nice city. It’s not too big. And it’s not too small. It has great weather all year long.
A: My laptop is so slow. B: Buy a new one. A: I would if I had the money. B: Why is it so slow? A: That’s a good question. B: Did you take it to a computer shop? A: I would if I had the money. B: Well, I guess you have to live with it. A: Sometimes I want to throw it out the window. B: You don’t want to do that. A: Why not? B: You might hit someone in the head. 12. How about a Pizza?
A: What’s for dinner? B: I’m not sure.
A: How about a pizza? B: You had pizza for lunch. A: But I love pizza. B: Everybody loves pizza. A: So why can’t I have pizza for dinner? B: Because you need variety. A: What’s “variety? B: Different things—not the same thing all the time. A: You mean, like a pepperoni pizza instead of a cheese pizza? B: No, I mean a salad instead of a pizza. 13. The New House
A: We need to save money. B: Why do we need to save money? A: Because we need to buy a house. B: But a house is so expensive. A: That’s why we need to save money. B: How much do we need to save? A: We need to save enough for a down payment. B: How much is that? A: That’s about $30,000. B: Thirty thousand dollars! That will take forever. A: Not if we save every penny. B: Okay. Here’s seven pennies. Fish Are Everywhere A: The ocean is so big. B: You can’t see the end of it. A: It goes on and on forever. B: And it’s deep, too. A: I think it’s five miles deep. B: Are there fish at the bottom? A: There are fish at the top and the bottom. B: Are there more fish or more people? A: I think there are more fish. B: I hope so. I love to eat fish.
A: I’m upset with my mom. B: Why is that? A: I warned her about her new boyfriend. She didn’t listen to me. B: What happened? A: I gave her $1,000 for her birthday. I told her to spend it on herself. B: That was very nice of you. A: I found out that she gave it to her new boyfriend. B: Why did she do that? A: He said he would buy her a nice ring. B: What’s wrong with that? A: He went to Las Vegas. He lost it all gambling. B: I hope your mom broke up with him. 16. Talking Animals
A: Do animals talk to each other? B: Of course they talk to each other. A: What do they talk about? B: They talk about other animals. A: What else do they talk about? B: They talk about food and the weather. A: Do they talk about us? B: Of course they talk about us. A: What do they say about us? B: They say that we are funny-looking. A: Ha! We’re not funny-looking; animals are funny-looking. B: We’re funny-looking because we wear clothes. 17. B: A: B: A: B: A: Housecleaning Day
A Bad Boyfriend
A: I have to clean the house. Yes, it’s very dirty. You can help me. Why me? Because you helped make it dirty. What do you want me to do? I want you to clean the bathroom.
B: Oh, that’s easy. A: Clean the sink, the tub, the counter, and the toilet. B: That’s a lot of work. A: Tell me when you finish. B: I don’t think so. You’ll just give me more work. A TV Lover A: You’re watching too much TV. B: What do you mean? A: I mean you’re wasting your life. B: I’m having fun. A: You’re sitting there with your mouth open. B: Who cares? A: I care. Do something. B: Okay. I did something. A: What did you do? B: I turned up the volume. A: That’s not what I meant by “do something.?
B: When is grandma going to learn about e-mail? Are You Sleepy? A: Why are you yawning? B: I’m sleepy. A: Why don’t you go to bed? B: I want to watch this TV show. A: Maybe you should record it. B: The tape recorder is broken. A: Then you should watch the rerun. B: Why? I’m watching the original. A: But you’ll be asleep in about one minute. B: I’m just yawning because the commercials are on. A: Okay. I’ll tell you how the show ends. B: Zzz.
21.God Is Watching A: It’s Sunday. B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: So? You know what that means. I forgot. Sunday means we go to church. Oh, yeah. Put on a coat and tie. Why? To show respect to God and others. I’m glad Sunday is only once a week. I hope God didn’t hear that. He’ll forgive me. 22.Feed the Cat A: Did you feed the cat? B: I’ll do that in a minute. A: The cat is meowing. He’s hungry. B: Okay. I’ll feed him right now. A: You shouldn’t make him wait. B: I was doing my homework. A: The cat doesn’t care about your homework. B: The cat doesn’t care about anything.
B: Will you do something? Leave me alone. 19. Write to Your Grandma
A: Did you write a letter to grandma? B: Yes, I did. A: Did you tell her about school? B: I told her that school is fun. A: Did you put the letter in an envelope? B: Yes, and I sealed the envelope. A: Did you put a stamp on the envelope? B: I couldn’t find any stamps. A: They’re in the kitchen drawer. B: Okay. I just put a stamp on the envelope. A: Give me the envelope, and I’ll mail it for you.
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That’s the way cats are. All they think about is themselves. Maybe we should get rid of him. Of course not! He’s family.
23.Shave Your Face A: I hate shaving. B: Me too. A: I just cut myself again. B: Did you use a new blade? A: It doesn’t matter. Old blades cut, new blades cut. B: Maybe you should use an electric shaver. A: They make a lot of noise, but they don’t give a close shave. B: Maybe you should stop shaving. A: And grow a beard? B: Sure. Why not? A: Because food and other stuff sticks in my beard. B: Hmm. Here’s an idea. Put cream on your face and have the cat lick it off. 24.Two Polite People A: Excuse me. B: Yes? A: Are you reading this paper? B: Oh, no. Help yourself. A: I asked because the paper is sitting next to you. B: Thank you. That’s polite of you to ask. A: Some people would just pick it up. B: Yes, I know. Some people are rude. A: I always try to be polite. B: So do I. A: The world needs more polite people like us. B: I agree 100 percent. 25. Give Me a Puppy A: Mom, I want a puppy. B: Let me think about it.
A: Why do you have to think about it? B: Because a puppy costs money. A: No, it doesn’t. Puppies are free. B: Yes, but a puppy needs shots. A: Shots for what? B: So it won’t get sick. Just like you get shots. A: I hate shots. B: And a puppy eats food. Food costs money. A: No problem. I’ll give him food off my plate. B: Oh, no you don’t. Puppies don’t eat vegetables. 26. Kittens to Give Away A: Look at all these kittens! B: How many are there? A: Eight. B: They’re all so cute. A: Yes, but I can’t keep them. B: What are you going to do with them? A: I’m going to give them away. Do you want one? B: Yes, I would love one. A: Which one do you want? B: That one. The one that’s all black. A: Yes, I like that one, too. B: I’ll call him Blacky. 27. Happy in Heaven A: My parents go to church every Sunday. B: They trust in God. A: They hope they will go to heaven. B: They probably will. A: But no one knows for sure. B: That’s for sure. A: No one knows what happens after we die. B: If we are good, we will be happy in heaven with God.
B: You still miss him. but she left him a year later. A: He was asking for it. A: Yes. 32. just like fruit that is too ripe. A: What did your father do? B: He moved out of our house. and you have to make a reservation.A: That’s what many people believe. B: You’re supposed to stay home all day. A: What happened? B: Someone stole his laptop. A: Prove it. but I talk to him almost every day. 6 . 28. A: I think it’s an old people’s smell. A: Yes. B: He learned his lesson. B: If we are bad. B: That’s it? That’s all I have to do? A: Take me to a nice restaurant. B: What will you do when the battery dies? 29. B: Yes. you begin to smell. 30. B: My mother was hurt and angry. B: Okay. Friday the 13th A: Today is Friday the thirteenth. B: That’s such a hassle. A: Why did your parents get divorced? B: My father found a new girlfriend. 31. A: That’s what I do. A: That was a mistake. A: I knew you didn’t love me. B: My friend stayed in a hotel on Friday the thirteenth. B: He stayed on the thirteenth floor. A: It’s supposed to be unlucky. B: Like fruit that is too ripe? A: Yes. B: I’m sorry for you. Dad Has a Girlfriend A: My parents are divorced. okay! I’ll make a reservation right now. B: When you go to church? A: No. A: I don’t want to go to hell. What did she do? B: She told him to drop his girlfriend. we will be unhappy forever in hell. B: So does mine. I think when you get old. A: I guess he really liked his new girlfriend. B: How can I prove it? A: Take me to dinner. B: When did he die? A: A couple of months ago. B: But the smell is different. A: Thank you. Do You Love Me? A: Do you really love me? B: Of course. A: She had good reason. B: What do you mean? A: I buried him with his cell phone. not to McDonald’s. B: That’s a bad day. His Line Is Never Busy A: My husband died. B: Really? A: Yes. A: That’s too bad. B: But a nice restaurant costs money. What’s That Smell? A: My grandma’s apartment smells funny. B: Let’s go to church with your parents on Sunday. He’s home today. B: So are mine. when I call him on his cell phone.
B: I think stamps used to cost a penny. B: No. A: Did you dry everything in the dryer? B: Yes. Did you look in your pant cuffs? A: That’s a good idea. A: Have you ever lost a letter in the mail? B: No. Well. B: Yes. Have you looked in the mirror? Do you think I’m getting fat? I didn’t say that. they do. You eat too much chocolate.A: Yes. They Deliver A: The price of stamps goes up and up. A: What do they say? B: They say they want change. A: What kind of change? B: They want tax cuts. I have to find the button. That’s what I thought you said. I took them off the pillows and washed them. 37. B: Where did you lose it? A: I have no idea. A Bad Diet 7 . B: You drink too much coffee. B: A button is hard to find. old people don’t smell like fruit. they smell like a thrift shop. A: What about the pillowcases? B: Yes. A: Now a stamp is 42 cents. A: Let me look. A: Did you put the sheets on the beds? B: Yes. A: Yes. B: So. A: Why do they want tax cuts? B: Because tax cuts will save them money. I did. B: What are you going to do? A: First. it’s not there. they do a good job for the money. 36. Did You Say Something? A: I have to go to the bathroom. I haven’t. 38. A: Then what did you do? B: I folded all the towels. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: But I love coffee. 35. a thrift shop has that same smell. I don’t think so. B: I found a button in my pant cuffs one time. A: What did you wash? B: I washed the sheets and towels. B: Now all you have to do is sew it on. B: But in May it will be 44 cents. B: It was before I was born. A Lost Button A: A button came off my shirt. B: Maybe we shouldn’t complain 34. A: That was a long time ago. A: What’s that? B: People talk about current events. an old smell 33. No. I dried everything in the dryer. A: Yes. it’s your life. B: Many shirts come with an extra button. A: You’re right. Talk Radio A: Do you listen to the radio? B: I listen day and night. and I put the pillowcases on the pillows. Washed and Folded A: Did you do the laundry? B: Yes. This one does have an extra button. A: Neither have I. What did you say? I said I have to go to the bathroom. A: What do you listen to? B: Mostly talk radio.
A: It sure is. That’s bad news. I want something tasty. 40. Time for Your Bath A: It’s time for your bath. A: How about some potato chips? B: Yes. B: Plus installation? A: No. 42. B: Look in the fridge. A: That’s my perfume. young lady. I think. A: I’m looking. B: That’s too bad. B: I can smell you. B: What did they say? A: They said I need a new hard drive. B: I went to the market yesterday. B: But. B: I bought lots of oranges and apples. All you want to eat are hot dogs and candy bars. B: If my hard drive crashes. because this happened before. A Ham Sandwich A: What is there to eat? B: I don’t know. thank you. let me go with you. A: Where’s the mustard? B: It’s in the fridge. It’s good for you. B: No. Look in the fridge. A: That’s what you think. yes. Mom. B: Exactly what? A: All I get is a black screen. no. 8 . There’s nothing to eat. A: Oh. that sounds nice. I could smell me. B: What happened before? A: My hard drive crashed. B: Why? A: Because you don’t want to smell bad. B: I don’t smell bad. B: The bread is in the cabinet. my hard drive is easy to remove and replace. A: It’s a lot better than paying someone $60. B: You’re smart. 39. Your Email Address A: What’s your email address? B: It’s bluedog123. I’ll just call you. How much is a new one? A: It’s not too much. I’m hungry. Do you want a sandwich? B: Yes. B: What’s the matter? A: I think I know. B: Oh. A: I think I’ll make a sandwich. just to make sure. A New Hard Drive A: I called HP about my computer. A Black Screen A: Something’s wrong with my computer. I’m not dirty. A: I can smell you. A: I don’t want fruit. B: What kind? A: A ham sandwich. A: I don’t see anything. B: When can I wear perfume? 41. And a pickle. 43.A: Mom. B: Really? A: Yes. but I’m going to call HP first. here it is. B: Are you sure? A: It’s almost empty. only about $85. B: Will you lose all your files? A: No. B: Eat the fruit. A: You need a bath every day. it’s just a couple of screws. A: Next time you go to the market. B: That’s nice. too. if we have any. B: If I smelled bad. I always back up my files.
it was. maybe one hundred. B: That is a lot of friends.A: Bluedog123. 45. You have to give me the city. It was interesting. Do you have a best friend? A: Of course. A: Okay. B: You have lots of friends. B: How many best friends do you have? A: I think about twenty-five. I get it. B: Okay. too. B: I’ll give you a speech like that. B: You’re funny. You Can Have Some of My Friends A: I have lots of friends. A: I thought you had an elephant in your house. A: I don’t think I’m going to dream about anything. Time for a Nap A: I’m going to take a nap. thanks. A: What did you say? I think I’ve gone deaf. Are you sure that's all? B: Yes. A: That’s a good idea. B: Hmm. Pasadena. and ZIP code. dad. B: Yes. I think I’ll be awake by then. B: If not. A: You mean I will smell the food cooking? B: You might even dream about dinner. B: You should unplug the phone. B: But it went by fast. I have lots of best friends. I’ll be right back. 44. A: Do you think anyone will come to my funeral? B: Of course. B: It was long. your nose will wake you up.com. A: I think only the family will be there. My email address is bluedog123@yahoo. B: It wasn’t that loud. B: Oh. too. Thinking about His Funeral A: That was a nice funeral. That’s incomplete. Just let me sleep until I wake up. A: I liked it. I’m really tired. B: So what’s the problem? A: Bluedog123 is just the street. B: What do you mean? A: What’s your mailing address? B: 456 Cherry Drive. A: Did you have to blow right next to the phone? B: Did you hear that? A: Of course I heard that. A: I will blow my nose sometime for you. B: I’ll start dinner at 6:00. I thought a plane had crashed into your house. B: I’m going into the bathroom to blow my nose. A: The son gave a nice speech about his father. A: I think it was about 45 minutes long. B: Have a nice nap. I have only one best friend. state. A: No. They will be there. too! 46. and you’ll see. I’ll take your word for it. 47. 9 . B: Do you want me to wake you in an hour? A: No. B: Really? How many do you have? A: I don’t know. CA 91170. A: That’s correct. The Elephant A: Yikes! What was that noise? B: I had to blow my nose.
A: I will chop your toes off. A: And eat too much. B: I wonder what he’ll name it. A: I will poke your eyes out. B: I’m an open book. you’ll be sorry. A: I agree. A: If I catch you. B: No. A: You must be lonely. Use numbers. one by one. A: Yelling doesn’t do any good. B: One that won’t grow up too big. because I love you. I will share my friends with you.A: I feel sorry for you. It looks like rain. B: That will make him so happy. forever. The best thing to do is just stay home. B: You won’t catch me. if your birth date is January 12. B: I bet you had to drag him away. Let’s Not Go Out A: I hate to go outside. A: What does “MI?mean? B: “MI?stands for Middle Initial. B: For example. I took him there yesterday. yes. B: Some men do. B: But what can you do? A: You can yell at them. B: This city is full of jerks. You Will Die A: Don’t you ever cheat on me. 49. 1987. I’m not a cheater. A: Rude people are everywhere. If You Cheat. A: I’ll get him one of those little dogs. A: What does “MM/DD/YY?mean? B: That means Month/Day/Year. A: Why do you hate to go outside? B: I meet too many jerks. That’s simple enough. B: And they will yell back at you. 50. He showed me one that he really liked. 10 . B: Always print clearly. write 01/12/87. A: Oh. I just woke up. B: That’s very nice of you. B: What do you want to do? A: I want to get a puppy for my son. but not me. Is it raining right now? No. A: I’m watching you. B: Me too. How do you know? The street isn’t wet. please. Why do you say that? The sky is gray. and fill in the bubbles completely. 51. B: Honey. B: I have only a few friends. The Animal Shelter A: Let’s go to the animal shelter. A: I don’t understand. Fill Out the Form A: Will you look at this form? B: Are you having problems with it? A: I don’t understand some things. B: Let me help you. 52. Watch me all you want. Is It Raining? A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: What’s the weather like? I don’t know. B: I don’t want any other woman. I swear it. A: He wanted to take it home yesterday. You’re the only woman for me. Why don’t you look outside? Okay. B: Why would I do that? A: Because men like to cheat. B: Do you know which one he would like? A: Oh. 48.
which is tomorrow. B: I am dying from the heat. I get six Korean channels but nothing in English! 11 . He said next week. A: Did you call the repairman? B: Of course. the snow is fun. A: When is he coming? B: He’s busy. 55. I don’t need a converter because I bought a digital TV. B: Okay. you don’t. I’ll take it out front right now. but it’s my own money. B: Let me help you make one this year. We gave him a big carrot for a nose. 56. B: Did you give him a nose? A: Of course. B: How are you going to do that? A: I’ll just use the ATM. Of course I’m ready. B: And it gives you money? A: Well. What good is that? I thought it gave you free money. B: What do you need to do? A: I need to withdraw some money. B: What time does the recycle truck come by? A: It usually gets here at noon on Tuesday. B: It doesn’t work. B: Why is that? A: Because I love the snow. 57. but you won’t have time to do it. A: Turn on the air conditioner. B: What’s that? A: It’s the Automatic Teller Machine. A: Well. B: It’s not even noon yet. Digital TV A: Are you ready? B: Ready for what? A: Ready for the big switch. A: Does it pick up any digital channels? B: Oh. I forgot. A: Last year we made a big snowman. The ATM A: I’m going to the bank. B: What are you talking about? A: The nation is switching to digital TV. B: Oh. no. B: How big was it? A: It was seven feet tall. Move the Blue Bin A: Did you put the blue bin out on the street? B: Oh. A: That means it will get hotter. A Snowman A: I’ll be glad when winter comes. A: Oh. no. It’s So Hot A: I can’t believe how hot it is. B: You’d better take an umbrella. B: It gives you money? A: I just insert my debit card into the machine. B: Oh. B: Do you think I’ll forget to do it? A: You’ll remember to do it. yes. B: How long did it take? A: It took us all day. B: Yes. 54.A: I have to go shopping today. B: What do you mean? A: Every morning you get up late and rush off to work late. 53. A: How much was that? B: It was only about $120 for a 13-inch screen. B: I’ll just take it out to the street tomorrow morning. A: Did you buy the converter? B: No. it gives me money. you’d better take it out front. A: What happened? B: I don’t know.
B: Are you going to start a family? A: Yes. B: That sounds wonderful. But Is It Art? A: I don't get art. he’s 6 feet tall. B: They sure are. B: I bet Dad did it all the time when he was my age. He was hoping a fighter jet would shoot him down. Two Little Ones A: I’m worried. 12 . B: The TV news doesn’t tell us the race anymore. B: I didn’t have time to get one from there. black hair. A: And I have to take care of our children. B: Do they know what the robber looks like? A: Yes.S.? A: His life sucked. all my friends use their sleeves. B: Yes. B: You should be happy. A: Except we can’t afford it! B: No wonder you’re worried. B: I saw Dad wipe his nose on his sleeve yesterday. B: Did the cops find out why he flew into the U. A: They're in a different world. We want to have a little boy and a little girl. B: But how can we identify someone if we don’t know their race? A: Don’t ask me. he landed on a highway. B: Worried about what? A: I’m getting married. A: Of course not.S. B: Did he crash? A: No. 200 pounds. Use a Tissue A: Don’t wipe your nose on your sleeve. Just Shoot Me A: People are funny. but marriage is a lot of responsibility. A: Then go find a tissue in the bathroom. Don’t Be a Racist A: The police need our help finding a robber. not worried. 62. 60. he just landed the plane and walked to a restaurant.58. B: How do you know? A: The TV news is reporting a bank robbery. B: Or artists. 59. After two U. B: But Mom. too? 61. fighter jets followed him for an hour.S. A: That doesn’t make it right. because that is sexist. you have to take care of your wife. B: Then they also shouldn’t tell us if the robber is male or female. A: Your daddy was a good little boy. B: But I don’t have a tissue. A: I will talk to your father about that. and about 30 years old. B: Did they catch him? A: Yes. A: Your sleeves are not tissues. B: Poor guy. A: Did you hear about the pilot? B: The one that stole a small plane? A: Yes. B: What race is he? A: They didn’t say. A: I am happy. he stole a plane in Canada and flew into the U. That would be racist. B: How do you know? Were you his mommy.
you can't have everything. B: Just be patient. But after about ten washings. What's So Funny? A: Do you know any good jokes? B: I can't remember jokes. that's a tough one. B: You shouldn't carry pens in your pocket. Fun doesn't come along every five minutes 64. I'll start thinking about having some fun. Nothing's perfect. B: Boy. of course. they will offer you beer or cigarettes. B: Did you ever see anything that Picasso painted? A: Of course! He's world famous. the glue washes off. B: You can sew it up or use an iron-on patch. B: I don't think I want to go to your heaven 65. B: But cigarettes taste much better when you have a cold beer. A: Tell me about this patch. A: So I should stop thinking? B: Stop thinking about what the point is. A: Which would you prefer? B: What do you mean? A: When you die and go to heaven. A: Who makes up all these jokes? B: Who knows? But there must be a 13 . A: We must be here for some reason. A: Neither can I. A: Who carries a sharp knife in their pocket? B: Criminals. B: But it was full of pencils! How could he say it was empty? A: Artists see things differently. B: Where are they? Maybe they are worth millions. A: Okay. A: That sounds a lot easier than sewing. B: They go in one ear and out the other. B: The patch has glue. 66. B: Maybe we're here to have fun. B: Lucky for you it wasn't a sharp knife. I have to fix the hole. Life Is for Living A: What's the point? B: The point of what? A: Of living. A Tough Choice A: Beer is a powerful drug. B: So are cigarettes. B: Who knows? You live. A: Well. not even in heaven. A: Yesterday a pen fell through my pants onto my shoe. A: What's so tough about it? Of course. I drew paintings like that in third grade.B: I saw a painting of a jar that was full of pencils. A: Then why aren't I having fun? B: Because you're thinking too much. B: It is. A: Anyway. The hot iron melts the glue so the patch sticks on. and then you die. Patch It or Sew It? A: My pants have a hole in the front pocket. B: Did he ever take art lessons? A: I can't believe it. B: I could pick only one or the other? A: Yes. I would pick cigarettes. A: The artist said the jar was both full and empty. 63.
A: Yes. A: I wish I was really smart. I think I'm average. and stop using plastic bags. no one understands what you're saying. my English isn't perfect. B: From now on I'll spend only 20 minutes in the shower. No Time for Rhyme A: Poetry sucks. B: Is it your birthday or anniversary? A: No. really? I think most jokes are about men! 67. I guess. the poems that rhyme and are easy to remember. it's April 22. A: Don't you ever wonder what it's like to be super-smart? B: It must be very lonely. A: No one makes any money at it. you mean like reuse things and recycle stuff? A: Yes. B: What's that? A: It's a yearly reminder to take care of our planet. wish that you were really rich or famous. It's the Only Earth We've Got A: Do you know what today is? B: Yes. We need to think green. 68. B: Why do you say that? A: You speak two languages. All I know is that I got A's and B's in school." B: But people still write poems. too. A: What do you mean? B: If you're going to make a wish. because showers waste a lot of water. B: Oh. A: Some of it is okay. Without music. songs would suck. A: Why's that? B: Because if you're super-smart. B: Spanish is easy. I never did. A: It's more than just a date. B: Yes. 70. A: Did you ever take an IQ test? B: No. A: Poems are a little bit like songs. Spanish Spoken Here A: You're very lucky. 69. A: Did he get rich from his poetry? B: Probably not. Live from NBC 4! 14 . B: How about if I take shorter showers? A: That's a good idea. I'll be happy to teach you.hundred new ones every day. B: Don't be ridiculous. B: What do you think people joke about the most? A: I think most jokes are about women. B: Oh. B: Maybe I will be the first! A: I've been thinking about learning Spanish. B: Shakespeare was a poet. A: Like "One. A: Of course! People everywhere like good jokes. A: No one speaks perfect English. just in English alone. two. 71. B: Well. B: Yes. but songs have music. B: I don't know anyone who likes it. B: I wonder if every language has jokes. A: How long will it take me to learn? B: I think it will only take you a year or two. A: How soon can we begin? B: Ahora! That means right now. buckle my shoe. save water. it's Earth Day. Dumb and Happy A: How smart are you? B: I don't know.
She knows that I love her. You left all the mud on the carpet. Whenever the weather comes on. A: Well. A: What's the weather going to be like this weekend? B: I don't know. A: What was the lead story on the news? B: Some actress was in court for driving without a license. Life after Death A: What are you going to do about your death? B: Well. That’s all I ever give her. Wipe Your Feet A: Did you wipe your feet? B: Yes. B: I’ll get her a nice card. mostly I'll try to avoid it. A: Don’t vacuum it now. B: This Sunday? A: Of course. It’s all over the news. B: Okay. A New Flag A: I don’t like our flag. I switch channels.A: I missed the TV news last night. are you going to get buried or cremated? B: My wife and I will be cremated. A: Yes. I’ll get the vacuum cleaner. A cemetery is for dead people. A: Wasn't there anything about OctoMom? B: Of course. It will be easier to vacuum. B: I thought it was next Sunday. It’s not my mud. A: Is that it? B: Yes. 75. B: What’s the matter with it? 15 . A: Of course they’re clean. Our ashes will be shaken into the ocean. B: Next time I will be more careful. A: That's true. 74. you’d better get her something. A: Then why is there mud on the carpet? B: I don’t know. B: Children seldom visit their parents in a cemetery. A: What was the second story? B: Some actor married a woman young enough to be his daughter. 72. 73. A: You're not going to be buried? B: A coffin costs too much and takes up too much space. someone brought it into the house. but it will be in a cemetery where your children can visit you. not living people. A: I mean. A: We figure our kids can visit us whenever they go to the beach. What was on? B: Nothing that would pass as news. no. A: What was the third story? B: A bull chased a man in a supermarket. A: She raised you. A: Are you going to be buried next to each other? B: Oh. B: Don’t you want me to clean up the mud? A: Wait till it dries. of course I wiped my feet. She's going to hire a nanny for her eight infants. Mother’s Day A: What are you getting for your mom? B: What are you talking about? A: Sunday is Mother’s Day. and all you ever give her is a card? B: It’s okay. B: Look at the bottom of my shoes— they’re clean. A: Well.
B: What should our flag look like? A: It should have a pretty woman on it. B: Did you check all your pockets? A: I checked all my pockets. A: A flag should be pretty. I used it yesterday. either. It’s not expensive! A Lost Pen 77. Then I did my laundry. I think I’ll keep my long distance service. B: You can’t go to war carrying a flag with a woman on it! 76. I vacuumed the entire house. a lot of flags have stripes. B: It’s probably around somewhere. the water would 16 . yes. B: Did you look in your desk? A: Yes. What else? I like all my classmates. B: When did you lose it? A: I think I lost it today. School Life 1. Dialing for a Dollar A: I don’t have long distance service with my home phone. What did you do? I watered all the plants. I’ll bet he enjoyed his walk. B: Where did you lose it? A: I don’t know. it only cost me a dollar. I really like it. B: Of course it does. But not on our flag! A: Every nation should have a pretty woman on their flag. I Go to College Do you go to college? Yes. That takes some time.A: It’s too much like other flags. B: That’s ridiculous! A: You don’t like pretty women? B: Of course I do. Why do you like it? Because it has great teachers. And then I made lunch. B: Where do you get that? A: I buy it at the dollar store. the water goes down into the glass. well. I’ll bet you were hungry! ten numbers. B: Yikes. A: Oh. B: What is gravity? A: It’s the force that pulls everything down. Work up an Appetite A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: I had a busy morning. But you have to dial a lot of numbers. What college do you go to? I go to Pasadena City College. then A: I lost my new pen. B: How many? A: First you dial seven numbers. B: Only a dollar? Don’t even look for it. B: How much is it? A: It’s one dollar for 100 minutes. B: That’s only a penny a minute! A: It’s a great price. then ten more numbers. 3. B: Yes. I do. Gravity for All A: Gravity is very important. too. B: I don’t understand. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: 2. You have a lot of plants. That’s a lot of work. Anything else? Yes. A: If you pour water into a glass. I took the dog for a walk. B: So how do you make long distance calls? A: I use a calling card. Do you like it? Oh. A: Without gravity. It isn’t there.
8. A: I like the beautiful photos of the houses for sale. B: But. B: I like the political cartoons. B: What were you doing? A: I was writing a letter. I already have a pen. B: What do you mean? A: You would float into the sky like a balloon. B: I gave a subscription to my parents. too. B: Who were you writing to? A: It’s to my mom. B: So do I. 5. A: The book is open. A: Do you need a pen? B: No. mom! A: You can watch TV after you do your homework. A: Without gravity. B: Yes. A: The light is on. A: How about a dictionary? B: No. There is no more ink. that’s all I need for now. A: Then why are you watching TV? B: This is my favorite show. B: He’ll give you a prescription for glasses. A: Okay. B: I hate the rules! I can’t wait till I grow up. B: You can borrow mine. A: I’ll make an appointment tomorrow. I’ll buy a new one tomorrow. A: Well. I’ll return your pen when I’m done. we have a big dictionary in the classroom. B: You’re joking. A: I read it once. B: Take your time. The Soldier A: I like this magazine. A: All the news in only 50 pages. and I subscribed. B: So did mine! 7. A: Do you need a calculator? B: No. A: Anything else? B: I need a notebook. I guess that’s it.go up. Do Your Homework A: Have you done your homework? B: Not yet. B: I’ll get the yellow pages for an eye doctor. 6. you would go up. The teacher doesn’t permit calculators. A: That’s what I need to do. B: But the show will be over. A: There will be another show next week. A: Thank you. B: Please? A: You know the rules. A: Read the phone number to me. They canceled their other news magazines. A: Me too. B: That would be fun! 4. School Items A: What do you need for school? B: I need pencils. B: Open the book. A: Go do your homework. A: I never miss the food and drink section. 17 . 9. in case your hearing is getting bad. B: See an eye doctor. Shake Your Pen A: My pen is out of ink. B: I always read the film reviews. B: Turn on the light. A: I shook it. New Glasses A: I can’t read my book. B: Shake it a couple of times. B: Tell her I said hello. A Good Magazine B: It gives you all the news. B: I’ll read it very loud.
A: I drove around for half an hour. B: And? A: And he yelled back at me. I’ll have enough money to go to college. When’s that? When I need something. you should ask your teacher or your classmates for help. Do you pray to God? Occasionally. B: Not even a church is safe from thieves. 12. A: But I got lucky a few minutes later. but someone cut in and took it from me. A: I can’t do that. A: High school or middle school? B: High school. Two Plus Two A: How good is your math? B: I can add two and two. Like what? Well. B: How rude. A: I teach high school English. B: Well. A: They might think that I’ve got an iPod or laptop in there. B: They’re not going to think that! They’ll be glad to help you. B: I’ll say. A: I don’t think so. Prayers A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Do you believe in God? Of course. I did. You might get killed. B: With what? A: I’m taking a math course in school. B: I didn’t know that. B: How do you like it? A: Do you see all this gray hair? It was totally black five years ago. No Parking A: Parking at school is impossible.A: I can’t wait until I graduate. if I have a big test at school. B: Did you yell at them? A: Yes. A: No more homework. 10. Does God answer your prayers? Yes. B: And lots of thieves. B: You have to be lucky to find a parking space. A: What do you mean? B: I mean. B: Now you’re thinking. A: The only thing in my backpack is used books. A: I started teaching five years ago. A: What are you going to do with an English major? B: I’m going to be a teacher. B: But thieves don’t know that. B: You’re kidding. B: Did you find a spot? A: I found a spot. A: Well. B: Maybe I’ll teach middle school. it has lots of rooms and lots of space. A: And lots of books. B: Yes. B: So what are you going to do? A: I’m joining the army. The English Major A: What is your major? B: English. B: Me too. Keep Your Eyes Open A: This is a huge library. Do you ever pray for money? 18 . 14. A: Me neither. keep your belongings close to you. A: So you’re not very good at math? B: I’m terrible at math. A: You’d think a library would be safe from thieves. I need some help. After I finish. B: Why not? A: They might think I’m stupid. B: I hate homework. B: That’s not a bad idea. 13. A: Are you going to college? B: I can’t afford it. I’ve passed all my tests. 11.
19 . either. yeah. but the red hand was blinking. I hope they catch the person. B: Oh. B: It sure isn’t. 4. A: People will think I’m strange. B: Yes. B: What for? A: I was crossing the street. Bad guys might rob you. A: That’s for sure. B: Where were the cars? A: They were in the student parking lot. B: What tires? A: The tires on the cars. B: Who cares? Everyone is strange.Transportation 1. A: That’s a good idea.m. he said he gently placed the boy on the street. The buses are never on time. B: Why not? A: The seats and windows are dirty. it’s a $140 ticket. The girl died instantly. A: Number three. You have to stand in the aisle. A: I got a ticket yesterday. B: You should bring some wipes with you. 15. B: You’re right. it’s usually late. B: He didn't get around to turning himself in. B: You’re right. B: You’re right.B: Not yet. it’s unsafe. A: Number two. B: How many cars? A: Eleven cars. B: Don’t worry about what people think. B: That’s terrible. Hit and Run A: The cops finally found the husband. he pushed him off the hood of the car. B: Then you can wipe your seat and window. A: Number five. A: The husband said a fire department was nearby. B: You’re right. it’s too crowded. A: Number four. The Crosswalk Don’t Ride the Bus A: Life isn’t fair. B: You’re right. What Will People Think? A: I don’t like riding the bus. 3. B: So what? Did he dial 911? A: He said he was thinking about it. B: How many tires were cut? A: One or two tires were cut on each car. A: The husband said he tried to help the boy. Don’t Cut the Tires A: I don’t like riding the bus. B: You need to walk faster. B: So? That’s a ticket? A: Yes. B: What husband? A: The husband of the driver who ran over two college students at 3 a. B: Don’t they clean the bus every night? A: I think they do. B: Why not? A: Number one. B: That’s not right! A: When I started to cross the street. III. A car is faster. B: Were you in a crosswalk? A: Yes. 2. A: No. it’s too slow. A: We had a problem at school. but he didn't get around to it. and the boy is still in the hospital. Buses don’t run late at night. I won’t need to do that until I graduate from high school. B: So what? They still drove off. B: What was the problem? A: Someone cut the tires. it doesn’t run 24 hours. the white walk sign was blinking.
B: Your friend was unlucky. 8. Are you sure? Yes. I remember this big tree. I’m Going to Explode Don’t Be in a Hurry A: You’re driving too fast. B: I know that. B: Oh. What are we waiting for? Let me get the keys. A: Don’t ever be in a hurry when you’re driving. he won’t. B: I thought drunks caused most accidents. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: 9. You didn’t tell me to wake you up. A: Oh! Don’t hit any more bumps! B: We’ll be at McDonald’s in just a few minutes. B: No. B: Why didn’t you go before we left? A: I did. The Missing Car A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Where’s the car? What do you mean? The car isn’t here. Some cars are doing 85. B: Just hold on. A: What do you mean? B: That’s six times a year! A: Yes. That’s not good. B: Why not? A: Because you’ll have an accident. A: But you’re doing 75. A: I have to go to the bathroom. Maybe it’s the wrong tree. this is the tree. A: I think I’m going to explode. but I still have to go. A: No. A: I hope they are fast minutes. I want to show you my new car. You bought a new car? Yes. B: Why do you say that? A: The speed limit is 65. B: I’ll try. B: That’s a lot. 7. B: How do you know that? A: I read a lot. Most accidents are because people are in a hurry. but I have to go again. Where did you park it? I parked it right here. A flat costs you time and money. B: So is everyone else. A: But a cop might stop you. Let’s go for a ride. A: My friend got a ticket for doing 75. Hold on! 10.5. A luxury car. Did someone steal it? 20 . A: So the cop will stop those cars? B: Of course. it isn’t. It’s Okay to Speed A: You’re driving too fast. No. A: Check your tires or you’ll get a flat. A: That’s not my fault. B: I’m in a hurry. A: Don’t ever be in a hurry. B: Well. I meant to. B: How often do I have to do that? A: Once every two months. B: Think about something else. hold on a little longer. Where are we going? Into the mountains. He stops the fastest cars. 6. and it takes about five minutes each time. You didn’t wake me up. B: Well. I bought a Cadillac. Luxury plus speed. That sounds nice. B: It’s not my fault. A New Car Check Your Tires A: Remember to put air in your tires. A: I’m thinking. Think about a hamburger. B: It’s the next exit. B: And I don’t have either. Let me get my camera.
B: Get out of this lane. I’ll order some food. I’ll just wait. he went through the red light. I’ll rinse the car first. B: Maybe they towed it away. A: How far away is that? B: I think we’ll be there in half an hour. Too Many Cars sponge and soap. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: My car is dirty. A: We’ll be here forever. B: Especially for drivers of big trucks. A: The speed limit is 65! B: Well. B: Well. I’ll get a bucket. A: They don’t believe us? B: No. B: Was there much damage? A: My dad had to buy a new car. A: I hope so. A: Where are all these people going? B: They’re all asking the same question. A: It gets worse every year. A: Don’t order for me. B: We can kill two birds with one stone. I’m not hungry. Wash the Car A: When are we going to stop? B: We’ll stop at the next McDonald’s. I’ll order for you. A: They always need more money. I have to go to the bathroom. 11. Okay. too. B: It blows trees over. 14. that’s between 2:00 and 4:00 a. what do we do? B: We don’t do anything. Don’t Call the Police Two Birds with One Stone A: Did you see that car? B: Yes. A: What do you mean? B: While you’re using the bathroom. 21 .m. A: This wind is dangerous for drivers. 16. B: Paper is flying everywhere. or the birds will get you. A: Then it will look like new B: And you save $10. B: I’d rather not. A: It sure is windy today. the police don’t care. A: When are they going to fix this problem? B: They said they need more money. A: A tree fell onto my dad’s car. A: Maybe we should honk the horn next time. A: Why not? B: They have to see it happen. A: So.A: I sure hope not. Are you going to wash it yourself? Of course. 13. B: The driver will just honk back at us. 12. I’ll help you. B: I’m very hungry. Windy Weather A: Look at this traffic. B: It’ll get worse before it gets better. A: Can we call the police? B: No. B: Wow! That’s terrible. Why don’t you wash it? That’s what I’m going to do. B: The wind will get you. It’s not a hard job. B: After that. A: No. A: Never park your car under a tree. 15. A: They need a left-turn arrow. and then I’ll eat yours. B: Look how many cars are waiting in line. I can always pull over. B: Only two cars can make a left turn every three or four minutes. B: Why are you complaining? We’re going almost 20 miles an hour. A: The wind blows those trucks over. Then we can scrub it with a wet Beat the Light A: This is such a long light. They can only give a ticket if they see it happen. thank you. we can dry it with a towel.
A: But I need something that’s reliable. officer. I was in the crosswalk. so why should I? B: That’s not the attitude of a good driver.A: But we need to turn left. All of a sudden I heard your siren. B: Do you know why I pulled you over? A: I have no idea. A: Those shopping carts are dangerous. Have a nice day. A: But I stopped! B: No. B: What happened to the other student? A: He landed on the hood of the car.000. 20. Why stop after you’ve run over two people? B: I hope they find them and put them in jail for life 21. the white WALK sign was blinking. B: Good idea. 18. A: Of course it did. B: You should fight that ticket. B: Well. B: What are you talking about? A: I got a ticket downtown for $140. A: Then what? B: Then we’ll just make a U-turn. I was crossing the street. that should get you something. B: Did he get off the hood? A: No. A: Here you go. 17. B: Where have you looked? A: I haven’t looked anywhere yet. Hit and Run A Bad Driver? A: Good afternoon. B: You need a car with low mileage. You slowed down. B: What happened? A: A speeding car ran a red light. A Slow Walker A: I need a cheap car. you didn’t. B: You rolled through that stop sign back there. A: Well. B: Who? A: Two students from USC. I’ll be your witness. B: Well. B: Was it blinking when you entered the crosswalk? A: No. A: They were in a crosswalk near school at 3 a. the car stopped and the passenger pushed the injured student off the hood. B: Your driver’s license and registration. Go straight. Maybe it was from a shopping cart. B: Why not? A: Because I’ll never find one for such a low price. nobody else does. 22 . A: And then we can turn right at the light. B: Forget it. killing the girl. B: Especially the metal ones. Keep saving your money. but you didn’t come to a full stop. you’ve got one now.m. A: But I am a good driver. please. Here. A: $140. I can't believe it. I’ve never had a ticket in my life. B: I’ll bet the car continued on its way. A: How did you get it? B: I don’t know. B: Were you jaywalking? A: No. A: A car that was owned by a little old lady. It will be so much quicker. A Dream Car 19. Beware the Carts A: What happened to your car? B: I got a dent in the parking lot. B: You’re right about that. B: So why did you get a ticket? A: The officer said the red hand was blinking. B: How much money do you have? A: $1. B: Were you speeding? A: No.
it will only take about 30 minutes. look. And watch your DVD. A: Because I watch the other players. Too Much Volume A Card Game A: Let’s play cards. except this dent will cost about $150. Don’t Waste Your Money I hope I win the lotto. but there was a good sale at this store. Someone has to win. B: Why is that? 23 . you know he has a good hand? A: I know he has a good hand. 4. I saw it eight times. A: Your neighbors will hate you. B: I don’t know any card games. I have four tens. Teach me how to play. I saw it twelve times. I have the DVD. B: He knows you can’t read his mind. So do I. they can move. B: I will have a radio in every room of my house. I always cry at the end. Save your money for school. Me too. listen to it more quietly. A: Turn the radio down. and it drives him crazy. We can watch my DVD. It might as well be me. 2. A: That’s great. That didn’t take long. A: What will you do? B: I will play the radio as loud as I want. B: Oh. 3. B: But I’m listening to it. That’s what everyone says. B: All the radios will be on extra loud. B: When he licks his lips. B: Oh. so I don’t bet. II. You think I should quit playing. B: That’s a good idea. It is a great movie. Maybe he thinks you’re cheating. I did. B: Okay. please. Ha! You can’t win if you do play. B: I can’t wait till I grow up. A: I’ll teach you one. B: Okay. A: Remind me to never visit you. B: Yes. It’s so sad. A: That’s okay with me. A: That’s great. 5. Your chances are very small. B: He never wins your money? A: Nope. A: I’m a good card player. B: How do they do that? A: For example. I saved about $50. A: We each get five cards. B: Is it easy to learn? A: Yes. B: What do you mean? A: People will “tell?you if they have a good hand. What will you teach me? A: It’s called poker. And then we can go to my home. Okay. I don’t have four tens. A Great Movie B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Did you see "Titanic"? Yes. Sorry. Rained Out I Have Four Aces A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: 6. That’s what everyone says. B: If they don’t like it. Entertainment 1. A: Did you save any money on the sale? B: Yes. a friend of mine licks his lips. Let’s go to your home. A: Well. but you’re not supposed to tell me.A: I don’t park at a store that uses metal shopping carts. You’re trying to tell me something. But you can’t win if you don’t play.
A: I can’t believe he hasn’t crashed. B: The dome doesn’t close. 24 . B: What’s the weather like? A: Let me step outside and see. but it never is. A: We’ll get warmer as we walk. It Isn’t News A: Can I try your coffee? B: Sure. B: It’s a little chilly. it is. it’s a taste you have to get used to. B: I’ll put a glove in each pocket. B: Computers are so cool. B: Last month they told us about a mouse in a restaurant. A: Now he’s slowing down. A: TV news is so stupid. A: Hmm. right? A: Yes. A: Last night they told us about a cat in a sofa. No one is safe on the streets. A: I thought they were playing under a dome. A: They always tell us “what’s next. I went to China yesterday. A: Maybe you should. A: It’s more like news for kids. B: They should have kid reporters. but it gets colder as the sun goes down. B: He’s going to kill someone.A: What about the baseball game? B: It got rained out. 11. A: Look! He just hit that car. that’s not bad. B: I’ll put on my cap. B: Maybe he ran out of gas. B: They shouldn’t even call it news. it’s just coffee. A Chilly Day A: Let’s take a walk. B: Oh. A: Why doesn’t it close? B: Who knows? They said they’ll fix it before next season. A: Last week they told us about a bear in a back yard." B: They always make "what’s next" sound exciting. A: How could that be? B: Well. A: I figured that. B: There’s nothing in it. B: There’s no sugar or cream in it. A: No. B: Yesterday they told us about a dog in a pipe. A: What did you do? B: I stood on the Great Wall and looked all around. B: The Internet is amazing. A Sip of Coffee A: Look at the car chase on TV! B: That driver is crazy. The Great Wall A Crazy Driver A: I love my computer. but it’s okay. B: I wonder if I should bring my gloves. A: I love to go online. B: It’s not too bitter for you? A: It’s a little bitter. B: Sort of like beer. A: You can travel all over the world. B: How fast is he going? A: They say he’s going 80 miles per hour. my goodness. 9. A: Wear a jacket. A: Look! He just got out of the car and started running. 7. B: Yes. rained out. A: Rained out? B: Yes. Here you go. 10. B: I know. you can’t play baseball in a rainstorm. B: I hope the police catch him. B: The sports guy shows us players fighting. just in case it gets colder. 8. too. A: What do you mean? B: I mean. A: The weatherman tells us the temperature in every town.
I don’t care. Where do you go to watch people? My girlfriend and I sit outside A: Old movies are the best. A: I like the ones I can sing along with. Free Money A: Let’s go to a movie. Yeah. A: I like to see actors who are like real people. B: Is it his money? A: No. B: So do I. A: That sounds like a good spot." A: “She loves you. B: Even though they’re in black and white. like "She Loves You. today people like lots of action. A: Every Easter Sunday he gives away money. B: I’d rather not. B: How about “Let It Be? A: Oh. It was like being there? Yes. A: What would you like to see? B: Oh. A: Why not? B: You know I don’t like crowds. A: Well. B: How much money does he give away? A: This year he gave away $15. Movie stars give him money to give to homeless people.000. A: A good story is more important than color.. A: And there was no violence. A: There are lots of different kinds. I felt like I was actually there. A: They still make movies like that.. 15.A: B: A: B: What was it like? It was like the real thing. Old Movies People-Watching A: B: A: B: A: B: What’s your favorite thing to do? I like to watch people. A: They call him Father Dollar Bill. You’re the one who wants to go out. yeah. B: Okay. that won’t be very crowded. See a Movie Starbucks. yes! “Let it be. 14. let it be! 13." B: What have you heard about it? A: It’s based on a true story about a divorced man and his young son. A: I love all their songs. That’s your favorite thing to do? Well. B: We don’t even know what kind most of them are. let it be…” B: “…There will be an answer. 25 . A: I guess you see lots of different dogs. B: That’s a lot of money. they love to sniff each other when they meet. B: We watch people walk by with their dogs. B: They are the best musical group ever. A: No. B: What about the other homeless people? A: They got $1 each. A: Let’s go to an early movie. B: I don’t know which one I like the best. it’s one of them. I want to see "The Pursuit of Happyness. B: Well. yeah!. B: People today don’t like that. B: Like real people with real problems. I hope it has a happy ending. The Beatles A: The Beatles are the best. B: Yes. he was on the TV news today. B: I like a good story. B: “…And you know you should be glad! A: What a great song. 12. A: He gave $100 to people in wheelchairs. B: Yes. B: Actors didn’t curse back then. B: People stood in line just to get one dollar?! 16. but they all have one thing in common.
but she looks like a man. B: Rabbit ears aren’t strong enough. B: Well. too. B: The digital signal is very clear. B: Tell me about it. B: What's so good about it? A: They have interesting lawsuits. Going Digital A: I love to watch "Judge Judy. really? A: Are you interested? B: Maybe. so she’s not ugly. Something for Nothing A: Do you get PBS on TV? B: Yes. that will occur next month. B: Such as? A: Yesterday. A: A travel show follows another travel show. V. B: Do you have a digital TV? A: Of course.B: Yes. B: Oh. A: But you would buy her CD if she was pretty? B: Yes. and he didn't tell the buyer. B: Did the seller know that? A: Yes. PBS could offer new shows. A Blind Date A: I’ve got a date for you. A: She’s cute. it isn’t! B: What do you mean? A: I can’t get a single channel. What is she like? A: She’s got a great personality. 19. 17. B: Was something wrong with the phone? A: It works only in Canada. B: They should look good. A: It puts me to sleep. B: I'll say! I've gone around the world a dozen times already! A: Now they're adding old TV shows to the old movies. 18. a woman complained about a cell phone she bought on eBay. no. I would buy all of her CDs. A: Then neither do women singers. B: Yes. Dating 1. It's on every afternoon. B: Okay. 20. But I don’t have cable. A Good Singer A: All the TV stations are going to go digital. B: Yes. A: Most of them are already broadcasting in digital. B: Men singers don’t have to look good. but they never make much money. A: But I have rabbit ears. A: Oh. That means that she’s fat and ugly. A: What difference does it make? B: Female singers are supposed to be pretty. A: There are lots of ugly men singers. B: I sure would like to see something interesting for a change. B: I hope Judge Judy made the seller take the phone back. A: Singers are supposed to sound good. B: Who wants to donate? Public TV should be free. A: If more people donate money. but you do need a good antenna. B: You don’t need to have cable. B: A cooking show follows a sewing show. B: Uh-oh. I would never buy her CD. Buy a digital antenna." B: Is that a TV show? A: Yes. Judge Judy A: That woman is a very good singer. she’s just 26 . everybody gets the Public Broadcasting System. A: A gardening show follows a knitting show.
A: Would you have dinner with me? B: I would like to. A: Would you like to go on a blind date? B: You must be joking. B: Have you told her? A: Of course not. A Night by Himself A: You have pretty eyes. she’s not fat. too. B: Maybe she’s different. B: How do you know? A: Because they always do. A: Can I pick you up Friday night? B: What time? A: Eight o’clock. B: That sounds great. Go on a Blind Date A: B: A: B: A: I love you. really? Then spend tonight looking at the sofa. It was love at first sight? Yes. A: But what if I’m a fish in my next life? B: I think some fish have blue eyes. A: Now you’re mine forever. except my favorite color is blue. B: And you’re mine forever. A: I was not looking at her. B: Thank you. So do you. So what’s the problem with her? A: Who said there is a problem with her? B: The problem is she has no problems —she’s too good for me! 2. I love you. 4. A: I hope I don’t come back as a fish. Blue Eyes A: I’m in love with that girl. A: And then what? B: And then she’ll know that you like her. B: Then why were you looking at her? A: I was looking at something else. A: What’s the matter? B: I saw you looking at that woman. 27 . A: She weighs 98 pounds. 6. A: I wish my eyes were blue. B: Maybe in your next life you’ll have blue eyes. I’m serious. A: What woman? B: You know. Ask Her Out A: I think you’re very pretty. you chased me and then you caught me. A: I think you’ll love the food. too. A: I know. I had to chase you for a while. B: Why not? A: She would laugh at me. A: No. B: I’m not in the mood. B: Okay. B: I hope I come back as a cat. B: What’s the matter with green eyes? A: Nothing. A: We’ll grow old together. B: Oh. A: I’m not interested in her. A: Cats have beautiful eyes.fat. A: We’ll go to a French restaurant. 7. B: Thank you. B: Just ask her out to dinner. B: I’m not going to eat any snails! 3. B: And be happy together. it was love at first sight. B: You were. B: Yes. that woman with the big boobs. A: They’re all the same. 5. B: I would love to have blue cat-eyes. I loved you the first day I saw you. B: I’ve never been to a French restaurant. True Love A: Give me a hug. Let’s Have Dinner B: I didn’t love you at first.
A Bad Date A: I had the worst date the other night. A: She asked me how she could return the favor. it was pleasant. he was half an hour late. B: Why not? A: He's a dirty old man. 8. in fact. B: That's what you say now. B: What if I don’t like her? A: Then you don’t date her again. you can't blame a man for asking. B: Well. B: That was nice of you. Anywhere else? Then we went to a jazz club. B: What happened at the restaurant? A: We had a $40 meal. B: That’s dangerous. B: Really? Who with? A: A girl I met at the market. B: What did you say to her? A: I had two pineapples in my cart. Where did you go? We went to a nice restaurant. B: That’s rude. A: Dating will be the furthest thing from my mind. A: Then he didn’t bother to apologize. 10. A: He should act his age. 11. B: You met a girl at the supermarket? A: She was standing behind me in a really slow line at the checkout counter. I Love You More than Money A: Does your girlfriend ever make you angry? B: Sometimes. Two Pineapples A: I have a date tomorrow night. B: What happened? A: First of all. But you won’t date him again? B: No. One Date Only A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Did you have a date Friday night? Yes. A: They should find a nice hobby. but there was no chemistry. A: Then he drove too fast to the restaurant. but I offered her one of mine. B: Sometimes a slow line can be a good thing. 9. B: That’s not a good start. B: What do you mean? A: He's old enough to be my father. Yes. A: What does she do? B: Just yesterday. Who did you go out with? A man I met in a coffee shop. I told her I wouldn't 28 . so I asked her out. B: Why would I date someone I don’t even know? A: To try something new and exciting. I did. and she asked where I had found them. B: But a lot of old people are still interested in dating.B: I don’t want to date a blind woman. B: Just wait until you're 50 years old. yet he asked me out. and he left a $1 tip! B: I guess you can’t go back to that restaurant. Wait till you're 50 12. B: She asked you about your pineapples? A: I told her I had gotten the last two on the shelf. A: I thought about getting out and taking a taxi home. He was nice. That sounds like a nice date. A: A blind date doesn’t mean that she is blind! B: What does it mean? A: A blind date is a date with someone you don’t know. Sweet Dreams A: I don't like that man.
because you can be too sensitive to odors. A: What kind of soup was that? B: It was tomato soup. Let’s go now. B: I’ve been coming here for years. B: Yes. 4. 3. A: That was a nice thing to say. A: And they’re clean. I mean good-smelling. A: I don’t mean good-looking. A: A great burger and great service. VI. A Slow Burger A: I can’t believe how long this line is. B: I can’t wait. is it? B: It’s the slowest hamburger in town. Do we need reservations? Oh. B: I wish I had a good nose. B: This is a popular restaurant. too. B: She said that nothing is more important to me than money. 29 . isn’t it? A: Yes. that is a good nose. Where do you want to go? Let me think a minute. A Good Lunch A: Lunch was delicious. A: You don’t need a good nose for that —cigarettes stink. She knows whenever I sneak a cigarette. My girlfriend has a nose like a drug dog. B: That's what I thought. What’s the matter? This steak has too much fat. A Good Nose A: Some people have good noses. A: The sandwich was good. That sounds delicious. A: Did she catch you using drugs? B: Sort of. 13. A: That wasn't very nice of her. B: And the pickles were great. B: I’ll say. A: Yes. A Bad Steak A: B: A: B: A: B: I’m calling the waiter. B: Excuse me. A: Tomorrow we’ll have rice and fish for lunch. We can walk right in. no. What do you want the waiter to do? Bring me a better steak. A: Me too. B: But when I sneak just one cigarette in the morning. At the Restaurant 1. B: Yes. too. B: Oh. I wouldn’t do that.trade her for all the money in the world. I’m hungry! 2. I know a good Chinese restaurant. How far away is it? A: B: A: B: It’s only 10 minutes from here. I feel like Chinese. A: What did she say? B: She laughed! She didn't believe me. the workers are very polite. I Feel Like Chinese A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Let’s go out to eat. Mine is way too big. A: That’s because they cook it while you wait. B: I told her she should apply for a job at customs. A: Especially on toast. A: What did you say? B: I told her I wouldn't trade her for any other woman in the world. That’s why it’s also the best hamburger in town. she can smell it that evening! A: Boy. They just called my number. But that can be a curse. B: Thank you. B: I put lemon and butter in it. That sounds like fun. B: Everyone likes bacon and tomato sandwiches. A: That tasted so good. but it isn’t a fast-food restaurant.
Pass the butter. A: We can give him five more minutes. Look at the bill when we get it. There’s no charge for the bread. B: I think we should just leave after we fill up on the bread. especially with butter. let’s sit down. and then leave. I would never go to your restaurant. B: Check out the silverware. I would never serve hot bread before the main course. Let’s forget about germs and focus on food. A: That’s a good idea. I think we are paying for it. A: I wonder if the cooks?nails are dirty. the waiter looked clean.A: Why not? B: They will drop the new steak on the floor. B: Maybe they’ll give us free drinks for waiting so long. B: I’ll go up front and talk to the manager. too. because I’m pretty hungry right now. A: They probably wouldn’t like that. A: If I owned a restaurant. B: You’re not going to examine it before we order dinner? A: No. B: Me. A: Okay. Fear of Germs A: Is this a clean restaurant? B: Well. Dirty Nails A: Let’s leave. A: It is delicious. 30 . B: Here comes the waiter. B: Every time we eat out. See if his hands and nails are clean. B: Oops. step on it. A: Then stop eating the bread! B: Okay. A: We’ve been sitting here for almost 10 minutes. A: And he poured water into our glasses. B: We’ll never go there again 9. 6. A: Well. Hot Bread 7. A: He had dirty fingernails. B: I’m eating so much bread that I’m getting full. I guess I was wrong. B: Really? A: His nails were black! B: That’s disgusting. B: Then the waiter will give you a big smile as he brings you the new steak. A: Did you see the waiter’s hands? B: No. and then spit on it. B: I like this restaurant because they give you free bread. we got seats next to the kitchen. just one more piece. A: Last time. it’s an adventure. A: You’re crazy. That isn’t our waiter. B: No. A: Well. A Good Table A: This hot bread is delicious. B: Who cares? Let’s get out of here. B: You’re forgetting about the bathroom. B: But we just got here. A: I’m going to just hope that the bathroom is clean. the tables and chairs look okay. A: Maybe he’ll send us our waiter immediately. Bad Service A: Have you seen our waiter? B: Here he comes now. please. I’d rather not find out that it’s dirty. so I guess it’s okay to eat here. A: It passes inspection. A: Where do you get these crazy ideas? B: I used to cook in a restaurant! 5. B: That’s terrible. too. 8. B: Yuck! No water for me.
it’s too close to the front door. Sports 1. B: I like to hit the ball. Take Me to the Ball Game 2. 10. B: Without the food stains. Or we can go to the lake. I want to play for the Yankees. VII. The lake is only 10 miles away. Which one? B: That one. A: Me too. B: I want to be a baseball player when I grow up. Or we can go to the ocean. A: We have to practice every day. Fresh Fish A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Do you want to go fishing? Yes. A: You do this 18 times. A: Bring a jacket. you put the ball into a hole in the ground. B: Not me. B: I love to eat the hot dogs. B: Is it beautiful? A: It's just black ink on a white napkin. B: I hope we’ll catch a foul ball. 31 . I’ll get our fishing rods. B: It certainly is. 3. it’s too close to the kitchen door. it’s too close to the salad bar. Let’s go to the lake. A: I love baseball. Where do you want to go? We can go to the river. A: He drew two butterflies and a flower on a napkin in a restaurant. Yes. I’ll get the bait. B: Finally. A: This looks like a nice table. B: I don’t like practice. We’ll have fresh fish for dinner! 4. B: No.A: Is this table okay? B: No. I want to play for the Dodgers. I Love Baseball A: Can we go to the baseball game? B: Of course.000. A: And then you hit it again.000? A: I don't believe the art world. A: I hope we’ll see a home run. there is one good table. A: I like to run around the bases. It gets a little cool at night. A group of eight just sat down at it. It’s a lot of fun to slide. A: Great. And the napkin has food stains! B: So it's not worth much? A: Only about $30. A: Okay. B: Well. B: So do I. B: And then you chase it. A: I love to eat the peanuts. That’s a good idea. because there are 18 holes. A: How about this table? B: No. I’ll just use my cap to catch a foul ball. I give up. it would probably be worth more. Golf Is Silly A: Golf is a silly game. A: Yeah. We can be there in 20 minutes. B: I like to slide into the bases. B: Did he sign it? A: Yes. B: What is it this time? A: An Andy Warhol drawing. A: Baseball is fun. A: You hit a white ball. B: He's a famous artist. Do I Hear $60. B: Yes. B: What’s the point? A: How can it be fun? B: They pay money to play this silly game! A: I think golfers have a mental problem. B: No. A: Bring a glove to catch a foul ball. B: I think they’re nuts.
You might want to buy a pair. Then they’re worth every penny. B: I bet it says he was born on Mars. 9. B: I’ll bet they were drinking. he makes that shot. A: Yes. please tell me. B: But he dives to relax. 5. Can’t people just have fun at a baseball game? 32 . B: There will never be another Babe. you shouldn’t mind. Are they comfortable? They’re very comfortable. all over the nation. B: Why is that? A: Because he likes to SCUBA dive. I’m Worried about Tiger A: I think he is from outer space. A: Most people would say that. A: Yes. but who is the greatest? B: I’d have to say Babe Ruth. he made the home run popular. A: A third guy punched one of the two guys. A: He might relax. B: No human could possibly play golf that well. A: He helped make the Yankees the best team ever. B: You mean he could drown. A: Someone punched out someone. A: But I’m worried about Tiger. It’s boring. too. I’ll wait until I wear this pair out. Where Is Tiger From? A: Who’s the greatest baseball player? B: There are so many great players. How much were they? They were on sale for $80. but it makes me nervous. B: Everybody loved him. A: It’s worse than that. Do they help you run faster? No. B: That’s terrible. but my feet don’t hurt anymore. New Shoes A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Let’s go jogging. A: He sank a 20-foot putt on the last hole to win by one stroke! B: He sank a 25-footer last year at the same tournament to win by one stroke. 7. B: What’s wrong with that? A: It can be dangerous. A: The victim hit his head on the concrete steps and died. B: How so? A: Two guys got into an argument. I bought some new shoes. A: Somebody should check his birth record. B: But practice makes perfect. B: And Ruth was a good person. 8. The Season’s Over A: Did you watch that golf tournament? B: The one that Tiger won? A: How did he do it? B: It was nothing for him. Babe Ruth A: Tiger is the greatest golfer in the world. B: That’s not nice. B: You can say that again. too. 6. B: I’ll bet he was drinking.A: Me neither. A: He shouldn’t SCUBA dive until he retires. A: Whenever he needs a shot to win a tournament. A: Did you hear what happened at the baseball game? B: No. A: He always visited hospitals to cheer up sick kids. That’s a good idea. B: He changed the game. B: If his wife doesn’t mind. B: No human can do that.
like a good amateur golfer. they are. B: Yes. there is. Too Much Crime Golf Is No Picnic A: Golf is so hard. it would. it is. A: This is a great neighborhood. but only the cheap tickets. A: I wish I could move here. Golf sounds more like work than fun.m. A: The streets and sidewalks are clean. A: That will cost him some money. A: Yes. A: People are friendly. Fire and Smoke 33 . A: So it would be cheaper to hire more police? B: Yes. B: Can we get tickets? A: Yes. A: I feel safe here. A: He apologized to the fans. B: Yikes! Who can remember all that? A: You need to get a lot of lessons when you're really young. VIII. about $7 million. if someone moves out. Cheap Seats A: I want to go to the ball game. B: That’s a good price. 3. B: There is no crime here. B: He said he wasn’t using drugs. B: How much are they? A: They’re only $5 each. keep your head down. it starts at 7 p. there aren’t enough police. B: There’s only one police officer per 100 criminals.10. B: Where are the seats? A: They’re behind the outfield. A: Doesn’t crime cost more than police? B: Yes. Everyone always figures that they won’t get caught. A: Is that it? B: Also. 2. B: Maybe we can catch a home run ball. B: Yes. A: But there are a lot of police. A: But it won’t stop other players from using drugs. B: Yes. B: No. B: What's so hard about hitting a little white ball? A: It's hard if you want to do it right. B: Forget it. B: Maybe you can. A: That will teach him a good lesson. 11. Safety 1. it does. it’s cheaper than a hot dog or a beer. and follow through. It costs too much money. B: You mean like Tiger? A: No. B: Yes. B: Yes. they are. A Player Cheats A: Why is there so much crime? B: Because parents don’t teach their kids right from wrong. B: He probably won’t use drugs anymore. B: Is there a game tonight? A: Yes. A: There’s a real nice park nearby. B: What's so hard about golf? A: There are so many things you have to do right. B: Like what? A: Like keep your left arm straight. 12. A: Can’t we hire more police? B: No. No One Ever Leaves A: Did you hear about the ball player? B: The home run hitter on drugs? A: He said a doctor helped him with a personal problem. B: The league suspended him for 50 games.
It burnt out. he was smoking a cigarette. Play with Fire A: They say he has started fifteen big fires. B: They could even crack their head open. B: It’s so much trouble. I called for a clean-up. B: It happens all the time. A: I’m glad you don’t complain very much. B: What happened? A: The man fell asleep. B: It isn’t easy to see. B: Okay. B: I don’t know. A: Why did they ever let him out? B: It’s the law. 4. His cat died. A: Hold your breath till we get there. B: It doesn’t matter. too. B: I’m ready for an accident. 8. A: He had cigarettes. A: What if you fall while you’re holding the light bulb. A: Someone should set him on fire. B: Did he die? A: Yes. A: You’d be blind for the rest of your life! B: I’ll get the stepladder. B: A good battery would have saved his life. B: He’s been in jail three times already. A Puddle on the Floor A: Did you see that puddle of water on the floor? B: Yes. A: So maybe he’ll go to jail forever? B: I sure hope so.A: The house burned down. He loves to start fires. Use the Stepladder A: What are you doing? B: I’m going to change the light bulb. What about his smoke alarm? A: The battery was dead. B: It’s so tight that it’s hard for me to breathe. but I don’t know where the orange cones are. A: It’s common sense. B: That’s too bad. A: But it’s real easy to slip on. B: We can leave if we put an orange cone here. A: Someone who slips could hurt their back. Sometimes the law doesn’t make sense. B: But it’s uncomfortable. my seatbelt is on. 6. They can’t keep him in jail forever. Fasten Your Seatbelt A: Put your seatbelt on. 7. A: Are you crazy? B: What’s the matter? A: Those books will slip and you’ll fall. B: Was he smoking? A: Yes. B: Especially on these slick floors. and it breaks and pieces go into your eyes? B: I never thought about that. A: A puddle of water is very dangerous. Here he comes now with the mop. A: What are you standing on? B: A couple of dictionaries and some textbooks. A: It’s the law. The Fire Alarm 34 . 5. A: We should stand here till the cleanup person gets here. A: But his latest fire killed someone. he did. A: Yes. B: That would teach him a good lesson. B: It’s only a couple of feet. B: This time they have charged him with murder. but no battery. A: Why not? Everyone knows he’s a firebug. B: Why? A: Because it will protect you in case of an accident.
A: Florida doesn’t have earthquakes or fires. Hurricane Andrew destroyed 30. B: I’ll keep my receipt and my gun. B: Maybe the mayor is just talking about his own neighborhood. A: What does it say? B: The mayor says the crime rate is going down. A: Are you sure? B: Of course I’m sure. you didn’t. B: But big earthquakes happen only once in a while. A: Well. A: Then why does everyone lock their doors? B: I guess they haven't read this A: People who live in California are crazy. A: I didn’t know you had a gun. A: You should go to bed. Crime Reduction A: People who live in California are crazy. B: What are they paying? A: Up to $200 for each gun. B: Excuse me. B: Why is that? A: Because of all the earthquakes and fires. it’s safer than Florida. Guns for ALL A: You're yawning. B: Who would turn in a gun for $200? A: That isn’t a good deal? B: A good gun costs $400 or more. B: But big earthquakes happen only once in a while. B: What’s the matter? A: Maybe I left the burner on. B: No. B: It’s getting later every minute. A: But most of those hurricanes are harmless. A: Once in a while is once too many. B: No. B: But you’re right. A: What are you reading? B: It's about crime in Los Angeles. B: Everyone in America should have a gun. A: But most of those hurricanes are harmless. 10. A: Florida doesn’t have earthquakes or fires. A: A recent fire destroyed 85 homes. B: I sure am. B: No. B: I will as soon as I finish this article. Double-Check Everything article. B: But you’re right. There are a lot of fires. no questions asked. B: Why are they doing this? A: They want to get guns off the street. There are a lot of fires. B: Still. Florida just has hurricanes every year from June to October. 35 .A: I have to go back upstairs. A: I have to check the stove.000 homes! 12. maybe they’ll give you $400. I checked the stove before we left. A: I think I left the water running. B: Why is that? A: Because of all the earthquakes and fires. Two Different States A: The city is buying guns. Florida just has hurricanes every year from June to October. A: A recent fire destroyed 85 homes. 11. I have to go back upstairs anyway. A: Once in a while is once too many. A: No one believes that the crime rate is going down. you didn’t. B: Why? We’re already late. A: Well. it’s safer than Florida. B: Still. Let’s go! The only thing running is the clock! 9. B: No. if you bring your receipt.
B: Did you like it? A: I loved it. B: What did you do at night? A: At night I went out to eat. B: Wow! That is nice. it’s an hour to get there. A Christmas Flight A: I’m not sleeping here tonight. A: So we have to be at the airport at 10:15. B: When are you going? A: During the Christmas holidays. but not the bed. A: And the rooms are clean. B: You’d better buy your ticket now. no smoking. and the water is so blue. B: Did you go swimming? A: I went to the beach every day. They’ll give us new sheets. if there are no traffic problems. B: What’s the matter? This is a nice room. Let’s stay three nights. B: Bacon and eggs? A: With toast. B: I’ll bet this is the first time you’ve ever flown during Christmas. A: Maybe the room is nice. 2. a real breakfast. let’s bring our own sheets. Beautiful Hawaii A: I went to Hawaii on vacation. just call the front desk. A: I’m not sleeping on that sheet. Travel 1. too. New Sheets A: What time does your plane leave? B: It leaves at 12:15. 3. and juice. A Real Meal A: See those stains? B: I sure do. B: No. Hurricane Andrew destroyed 30. 5. Seats are selling out right now. Let’s stay for two nights. listen to me. B: From now on. B: Well. B: What do you like about it? A: We get a free breakfast. A: You must be kidding.B: Excuse me. B: So maybe we better leave at 8:15? A: Yes. A: Well. B: Yes? A: I need to fly to New York. A: You’re right. it’s better to get there too early than too late. I want to live there. I’m not. B: How was the weather? A: It was hot and sunny every day. A: You never know what might happen on these freeways. B: Do they allow pets? A: No pets. sausage. 36 . You need to buy a ticket now. B: Well. A: I want sheets without stains on them. B: That means we have to leave the house at 9:15. A: When do you have to be at the airport? B: I have to be there two hours early. B: People who live in Hawaii are lucky. B: What did you like? A: The island is so green. B: There’s at least one huge accident every day. It’s March.000 homes! IX. The food was delicious. B: Coffee and a roll? A: No. fresh fruit. ham. The Airport A: I like this hotel. B: I agree. A: I thought I would wait until October. 4. Time is running out. B: What’s wrong with the bed? A: Look at this sheet. B: I like that.
my sister and I will travel together. B: To the Grand Canyon? A: Yes. of course I want to go when the weather is nice. A: A long time ago. but nothing works. 37 . A: Why would he do that? B: Did he set a new record? A: Yes. B: That sounds like fun. A: I don’t think he even got paid for it. B: I think it depends on the season and on your cabin. B: Now it’s like riding a bus. I still remember how amazing it was. B: That should be a nice trip. A: And I want to get a big cabin with a view. I think he did.A: But maybe prices will be cheaper in October. A: You don’t have any elbow room or knee room. B: Yes. Fear of Flying A: I hate flying. I've never been there. B: Well. Prepare for Takeoff A: Some guy rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. Lots of fun. B: Can’t you take medicine or something for it? A: I’ve tried everything. B: It’s a flying zoo! A: I wish I could afford first class seats. flying used to be okay. 6. it hurts. B: Good for him. A: Whatever it is. B: Cheaper prices won’t do you any good if there are no seats. he can enjoy it while it lasts. B: Well. Where do you want to go? A: Spring break starts tomorrow. be glad you’re not a pilot. A Cruise A: I hate to fly. 10. B: Doesn’t everybody? 7. so what good is it? B: Well. and the other half are sneezing. B: Some people do it just to do it. B: I was there when I was a kid. I think. A: You’re jammed in with people all around you. you should go online and try to find a good deal. I guess that’s why he did it. A: How did you like it? B: I loved it. 8. The Grand Canyon A: I want to go on a cruise ship. B: Because of all the security? A: No. and lots of food. B: People are always getting up to use the bathroom. my ears hurt so much. A: I have no idea how much it will cost. B: Are you going to travel alone? A: No. B: Have you tried earplugs? A: They don’t work. B: So do I. B: What do you mean? A: Every time we land or take off. you don’t want to travel in winter storms. Row Your Boat A: I want to cruise to Hawaii. A: Well. either. B: Are you going to go anywhere? A: I was thinking of driving to Arizona. B: Half of them are coughing. A: What’s the point? B: Now he has the world record! A: But someone’s going to break it. 9. B: That’s just the altitude change. because it hurts my ears. B: Well. A: Kids are crying or climbing over you.
B: That must have made you feel really special. B: It’s not even 10 o’clock. B: Only a threat? A: Yes. B: All day long we heard TVs or telephones. A Free Trip A: That hotel was terrible.A: I'm sure I'll like it. I’m so sleepy. but I was stuck there all day A: That was a great trip to Washington. 14. X. Serving Your Country A: I have to hang up. B: You should try riding a mule on a trail to the bottom. B: Did you take pictures at the World War II Monument? A: Oh. TV reporters and the Army band were there. B: Why didn’t you take a nap when you got home? A: I didn’t get home until 30 minutes ago. B: Then you flew back home that evening? A: Yes. A: Room service brought us a cold dinner. B: They added phony charges to our bill. B: Someday the bomb is going to be for real. A: My dad got to see the beautiful new World War II Monument. A: No way! I don't want to fall to my death. You helped save our country. B: Well. you all deserve it. 13. A: The walls were so thin. A: I’m falling asleep on the phone. B: Why is that? A: There was a bomb threat at the airport. A: I had to take my friend to the airport. When we landed.C. Dad. We all took lots of pictures. too. A: He said all the money came from private donations. A: How did we end up in that terrible hotel? B: The travel agent gave us a 50percent discount! 12. B: Housekeeping didn't give us fresh towels. B: Why did they invite him? A: To thank him and all the other soldiers who served in World War II. it did. D. A: Oh. B: Who invited them? A: Some private organization. B: How long was the flight? A: It only took about two hours. A Long Day A: My dad went to Washington. B: Tell me about it. Only one person has ever fallen off a mule. B: You got up real early. 11. A: All night long we heard people snoring. B: Our nonsmoking room stunk of cigarette smoke. yes. A: About 90 of us World War II veterans got on the plane at 8 a. A: Our room was right next to the elevator and the ice machine. B: Why did he do that? A: He was invited. B: Don't worry. D.C. There were about 300 people there to honor us. along with about 90 other veterans.m. B: That’s very nice. Jobs 38 . B: The worst in the whole world. B: That trip must have cost a lot of money. Hotel Hell while they looked for the bomb.
I Am a Babysitter A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: I don’t like my job. I Need a Job A: I need a job. too. B: I agree. B: Of course it was. Work is just as hard as school. B: Just you? A: No. B: What was your last job? A: I was a painter. A: And it was only 12 years. B: Yikes! Thank you. B: Good luck! 2. B: What’s to check? A: Are your nails clean? B: Yes. A: Your day was just like mine. 3. A: Did you double-check your nose and teeth? B: They are clean. A: Do your socks match? B: Of course they match. B: Me. We work together! 5. I couldn’t wait to graduate. A: I didn’t even have lunch. B: So am I. Work Is Hard A: Life is hard. One is black and one is dark blue. B: It sure is. they are. I have to feed them. 6. B: What are you going to do? A: I’m looking in the newspaper for a job.1. Is that a lot of work? Babies cry all the time. B: What happened? A: I got laid off because there was no work. Before Going to an Interview A: Before you go to that interview. That’s a good idea. B: I thought you had a job. too. You have to change their diapers. B: I did too. B: Me. too. B: That’s terrible! When did it happen? A: I got laid off last week. A: But now work is hard. A: But work goes on forever! B: We have to work for 30 years! 4. A: I had to bring work home with me. check yourself. I’m looking for another family. B: It went by pretty fast. A: Sometimes I wish I was back in school. Hire Me A: I need a job. B: So was I. What do you do? I’m a babysitter. B: What happened? A: I got laid off. A: I had a long day. A: I did. B: What else can you do? A: I’m a handyman. Another family? A family with only one baby. A: No. A: Did you shine your shoes? B: My shoes are shined. B: So did I. B: Neither did I. ten of my coworkers got laid off. Peas in a Pod A: I’m sleepy. too. A: I was busy the whole day. B: Then I have a job for you in my 39 . School was fun. B: Can you fix a dripping faucet in a kitchen sink? A: Of course. Are you looking for another job? No. they don’t. A: I thought school was hard. too.
A: Yes. B: Maybe we’d get laid off there. 12. you’d be flipping hamburgers. what kind of job do you 40 . A: It’s the best job I’ve ever had. 7. 9. Over and Over A: Boy. B: But that’s what most people do. too. That sounds like a fair price. What If? A: What would you do if you lost your job? B: I have no idea. B: You shouldn’t choose money over happiness. B: I wonder if there is any job that you don’t repeat over and over. A: It will cost you only $20 plus parts. B: It’s always nice to finish a job. without a break. we could both work at Burger King. all you do is start another job! B: Yes. A: No one at work likes him. Become a Teacher A: Do your students ever talk about their jobs? B: Yes. B: Teaching is a great job. If I do that. B: What’s bad about it? A: When you finish. It does get boring. B: What makes it so good? A: For me. B: That must be nice. A: Well. B: Can’t you report him to his supervisor? A: Of course not. A: Especially if it’s the same work. because I’m making a good salary. Light My Fire A: What are we going to do? B: About what? A: About finding a job for me.kitchen. B: He sounds like a real jerk. over and over. A: That doesn’t matter. B: What makes him so bad? A: He’s rude and he yells a lot. B: Have you heard something that you’re not telling me? A: What do you mean? B: Are there going to be layoffs at this place? A: I certainly hope not! B: If you got laid off. A: Teaching is the best part of my whole day. B: How long did it take? A: Four hours. and they ask me what jobs are the best. B: Okay. A: No one would hire you to flip hamburgers. A: I can’t quit. I guess most of us are stuck in a routine. B: What do you mean? A: I mean I have wonderful students. 8. A: I tell my students to become a teacher. B: Okay. I’m glad that job is finished. A: Do you have any other skills? B: Well. B: You don’t need a job. A: Oh great. that’s right. it’s the students. I’ve been here for 20 years. it’s good and bad. A Bad Boss A: I think I have the worst boss in the world. B: That’s hard to take. I make enough money for both of us. too. they don’t like troublemakers or complainers. I know how to flip hamburgers. A: I’ve never heard him say please or thank you. 11. B: Yes. I’ll lose my job. I don’t want to sit around. B: You’re a lucky man to have a job you love.
B: You sure do. A: If the company goes out of business. B: You put all your eggs into one basket. Still Working 15. A: And now I'm glad that I didn't. no patients. A: A tutor helped me get the D! B: So. but I’m worried. There are no guarantees. B: Why's that? A: A hospital is the most dangerous place in the world. B: Well. A: And you get to play with a lot of dogs. A: Yes. of course. I saw it on the TV news. B: I still have my job. To the state or the city? To the city. B: Well. B: Yes. B: Okay. B: Dogs are like people—not all of them are friendly. you'll have something—you'll have a lesson you'll never forget! A: I want to be a mail carrier when I grow up. the smart doctors are those TV news doctors—no hospitals. B: Oh. A: I enjoy selling. thank you. I'll have nothing. you’re supposed to be working. A: B: A: B: A: Knock. Nice Doggy A: I think I did something real stupid. B: Oh. Knock! I want to move to New York. 17. B: Oh.want? A: I’m not sure. What are friends for? 14. It's been in business for 60 years. B: Me too. A: If you're a smart doctor. you can move in with me. B: Why? A: Because you get to meet a lot of people. B: Well. His Parents Are Disappointed A: A new hotel is looking for workers. B: What happened to your plans? A: I got a D in college chemistry. B: So what's the problem? A: I used all my savings on this one company. you stay away from hospitals. A: And you get a lot of exercise every day. 16. B: Yes. I was born to sell. you should do something that you enjoy. A: If you lose your job. A: They need 300 new workers. B: Everybody buys stock. B: But you hate cigarettes and you hate smoking! 13. A: So many people are out of work. All His Eggs in One Basket A: I was going to be a doctor. you didn't become a doctor. B: And 4. B: What about the unfriendly dogs? A: I think if you are friendly to dogs. yes. thank goodness. That’s very nice of you. B: That’s the truth.000 people showed up. Why do you want to move there? Because I want to make a lot of 41 . they are friendly to you. B: What did you do? A: I bought some stock. but I will always pet the friendly dogs. a D is better than an F. A: So do I. I’ll make a fortune. what do you want to sell? A: Cigarette lighters. B: You didn't read about the company first? A: I didn't have to. because of all the killer germs. A: I bought it on a hunch. B: Of course. A: You would do the same for me.
B: Did you get fat? A: No. A: Where does cheese come from? B: It comes from cows. B: That’s it? A: I add some pepper and salt. Potatoes are natural food. A New Diet A: I love salads. A Good Salad 3. B: So how do you plan to become rich? A: I will knock on the doors of all the corporations. B: There are a lot of poor people in New York. B: What are you eating now? A: I switched from pasta to potatoes. a little salt and pepper never hurt anything. B: How do you prepare the potatoes? A: I wash them. huh? 4. we do. A cow is man’s best friend. A: It hurt her feelings. A: Then I add butter. B: What kind of dressing do you use? A: I pour lots of French dressing on top. A: There sure are—at least a million. B: No more free cheese for you. B: How did you like it? A: I loved it! B: Did you get free food? A: I ate free cheese and meat every day. and pepper. XI. A: We get a lot of things from cows. B: Natural food has more vitamins. 42 . A: Oh. B: What do you put in it? A: Just lettuce. B: That won’t make you rich. A: It was. B: That sounds like a dream job. Bad Manners A: My girlfriend’s mom got mad at me at the dinner table. B: Me too. A: I will keep knocking on doors. Food 1. B: All you will get is sore knuckles. B: So. but I did put on a few pounds. B: What’s the matter with that? A: Her mom is a great cook. B: We also get leather. Nobody will talk to you. French dressing is so delicious! Who cares about calories? 2. cheese is nice. B: Why did you do that? A: Pasta is processed food. A: What else do we get from cows? B: We get hamburgers and steak. A: And it’s just as easy to prepare. and then steam them for 15 minutes. B: That’s pretty simple. B: That sounds like a great job. that’s so delicious. and celery. tomato. A: I usually eat a simple salad. A: I’m on a new diet. B: Why was that? A: I sprinkled salt and pepper on the food before I tasted it. don’t we? B: Yes. B: Can I have all those cans of tomato sauce you bought for your pasta? 5. B: Me too. A: Yes. salt. and we get milk. until one day my manager caught me. I sliced off a little more for me. B: I always put cheese in my salads. We Get Cheese from Cows A: I love cheese. B: Oh. too? B: Yes. A: Whatever a customer ordered. I Used to Work in a Deli A: I used to work in a deli.money. B: Me too. A: So we get cheese from cows.
A: I love boiled peanuts. B: It’s your girlfriend’s fault. A Pink Orange A: I love peanuts.A: I apologized to her. 9. Here’s the little sticker that was on it. B: How much have you gained? A: Three pounds just this month. B: No. and I’m looking at it right now. A: They’re best when they’re hot. there’s nothing wrong with that. A: That’s not good. A: I’m sure everything will be okay in a day or two. Yes. too. 8. A: I don't like to eat leftovers. B: Do you eat fruits and vegetables every day? A: No. A: I just peeled it. B: Maybe you shouldn’t eat there again. I’ll change to something different. I guess if it ever does get old. She should have warned you. B: I'm glad to hear there's something you don't like to eat. if there isn’t another sale. B: Of course you are. look. Same Old Diet B: Who knows? Maybe soon we’ll have pink bananas. A: I guess he has to be very careful about what he eats. B: Boiled? I never heard of that. B: Do you know why? A: I think it’s the ice cream. Roasted or Boiled A: I eat the same thing every day. B: Well. A: Well. B: Me. B: Let me see. and one orange every day. B: You’re kidding. it won’t last forever. 43 . B: Well. I love them roasted and salted. A: Who ever heard of such a thing? B: Oh. B: He has a very strict diet. B: Doesn’t that get old? A: No. Your orange is pink. one banana. B: But you eat fruits. A Pound a Week A: There’s something wrong with my orange. A: No. I’m serious. I figure I’ll finish it all by next week. B: My brother is allergic to peanuts. you’re right. 6. It’s called a Pink Navel. I hate vegetables. He almost died when he was little. A: What is this world coming to? A: I’m gaining weight. it isn’t. You ate everything on the table. No More for Me A: I'm stuffed. but I could tell she was still upset. B: I’ll have to try them sometime. B: What’s wrong? A: It’s not orange! B: Your orange isn’t orange? A: No. 10. A: I eat two apples. B: How much did you buy? A: I filled up my freezer with ice cream. A: I like my food hot and fresh. because I’m eating food that I like. B: But the same thing day after day gets old. A: No. 7. A: Just boil raw peanuts in salt water until the shells are soft. B: You started eating ice cream? A: It was on sale. B: Then you can start losing weight. it’s dark pink! B: Are you sure? I never heard of such a thing.
but the pocket has a huge hole in it. XII. 44 . and men don’t carry purses! B: Well. B: That’s a great price. B: Try a Google search online. B: Okay. and ham. but how could you know? A: Because I was watching you. please. The Shopping List A: What do we need to buy? Let me look at our list. Of course. Use a glass! B: I promise I’ll never drink out of the carton again. B: I don’t have any idea. A: You think? B: Maybe a pound or two. The tag is missing. A: I'm so full I'm going to burst. A: Don’t drink milk out of the carton. A: How much is it? B: I don’t know. B: So do I. Pants That Fit A: I need some pants. B: What’s wrong with them so soon? A: The pants are fine. B: What are you talking about? A: You know what I’m talking about. it does. These pants have an elastic waistband. A: I’m a man. bread. A: I hope they fit. the cheese with holes in B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: it. I know that we need milk. A: You think they won’t fit? B: I think I’ve put on some weight. B: Well. B: Maybe I know. I Like That Shirt A: I bought you a pair of pants. look. Here’s another shirt just like it. What else? We need cheese. 4. B: I didn’t do anything. B: Does it have a price tag? A: Yes. A: Oh. A: Oh yes. 11. B: You should loosen your belt. Poor Pockets A: I like that shirt. It’s only $20. I’m sorry I did it. you should buy pants with stronger pockets. B: I will. B: You should carry them in a purse. A: I think I’ll buy both of them. B: Thank you. A: I don't like it reheated. A: Ask the clerk. A: Maybe four or five pounds? B: My waist is bigger than it was. you did. A: But that’s what pockets are for. Nonfat. B: I never used to buy Swiss cheese. don't stand up. A: I already loosened my belt and unbuttoned my pants. Of course. B: I hope you kept the receipt. A: Why not? B: I didn’t want to pay for the holes. What kind of cheese? Swiss. B: I thought you just bought a pair. B: You’d better try them on first. A: I did.B: You like to see it disappear. you'll have hot fresh food tomorrow night. B: You are so smart! 3. A: No problem. B: You shouldn’t carry your keys and pens in your pocket. 2. A: You know what you did. Shopping 1. Don’t Be Lazy A: I saw what you did. B: Well. A: I would if I could find someone who makes strong pockets.
B: What are you going to do? A: I sent them an email asking for my money back. I looked there. B: Are you going to buy a desktop or laptop? A: Oh. the apples. B: More and more people are using Macs. A: That’s a great idea. B: Well. B: What happened? A: I had a car problem. 9. B: But the best deal was five pounds of potatoes for 99 cents. I got a lot of good deals. a laptop. A: That’s a good deal. someone used their dirty hands to pick the bananas. but they’re doing something right. B: Well. B: Did you look in the desk drawer? A: Yes. you better save a wipe for the dirty dollar bills you’re going to pay with. B: That’s pretty old. A: But 90 percent of the world uses PCs. 6. Wipe Everything A: What are those wipes for? B: You use them to wipe the handle of the shopping cart. PC or Mac? A: I got ripped off. B: What’s the matter with yours? A: Where’s the pencil sharpener? B: Which one? A: Any one. so I went online. B: What do you need five of them for? A: One to wipe the handle. but they never sent me the solution. what’s the problem? A: I sent them $20 using my credit card. I did. 7. and the others to wipe the produce.5. but I’m going to give it to a charity. of course. B: And that’s not going to change anytime soon. all the markets just started offering wipes to shoppers. B: Don’t we have about five 45 . It’s been a week. I need to sharpen this pencil. 8. A: Like what? B: Well. B: Have you heard from them? A: Not yet. B: And a one-pound tub of soft butter was the same price. A: I don’t know how that store makes money. B: So. B: Neither do I. a dozen large eggs were only 99 cents. B: A PC or a Mac? A: I haven’t decided yet. A: What did you buy? B: Well. B: Yes. and the oranges. I guess that’s a $20 lesson for you. A: It still works. A: Another good deal. B: Did you find a solution? A: Yes. I did. B: I think there’s one on the dining room table. Bad Business A: Did you go to the 99 Cents store? B: Yes. A site I went to said they would send me the solution. Sharpen the Pencil A: I need a new computer. A: I already looked there. B: What’s the matter with the produce? A: Do you think the bananas fell from the sky? B: What do you mean? A: I mean. The 99 Cents Store A: It’s six years old. too. as usual. A: I’m going to take five wipes.
B: That’s a lot of money. B: I don’t like it. B: Why did you do that? A: I mixed them together. Housing 1. B: How are you doing that? A: I started shopping at the dollar store. you will always hear cars stopping and stopping at the intersection. B: We won’t have any money for other things? A: No. We can’t live without gas or peanut butter. A: It’s an upstairs unit. 3. B: It’s in a great neighborhood. A Great Apartment A: I hate looking for an apartment. B: Tomorrow I’m going to buy an electric sharpener. A New House A: We can’t afford this house. That way it will stay where I put it. B: Or you’ll see the collision if they crash into the house. A: What’s the matter with it? B: It’s on the corner. the better. B: That’s good. B: Yes. I bought a can of cheap coffee and a bag of good coffee. A: Let’s find a house that’s at the end of a dead end. B: When you’re inside. A: We have a 2 o’clock appointment to see the one on Main Street. A: It’s close to the beach. 10. someone else will. We Can’t Afford This House 46 . B: That saves a lot of money. A: Also. that’s a good idea. B: Are you sure? A: We will be house rich. A: I really like this house. XIII. A: It’s got a big yard. A: I bought three pounds of potatoes for a dollar. A: Or you’ll hear the collision if someone doesn’t stop. 4. Let’s buy it now. B: Of course. B: That’s perfect. B: That’s a good deal. B: If the coffee still tastes okay. B: We’ll be eating peanut butter sandwiches? A: Without the peanut butter! B: That’s no good! A: We have to find a cheaper house. A: If we don’t buy it. even though some of the potatoes had eyes. B: What do you mean? A: Our monthly payments will be too high. we won’t have money for gas or food. B: Just put them in the fridge. B: The kids love the house. A: Get one with the rubber suction cups on the bottom. A: But the house is so nice. 2. B: You’re right. but they seem to have legs. because I don’t want to live under people with loud feet. A: So? B: That means it gets twice as much traffic. We can worry later. B: We’d better get ready to go.sharpeners? A: Yes. too. To Save Money A: I’m trying to stretch my dollars. B: Me. but cash poor. A: You’re right. On the Corner A: That is a beautiful house. A: Yes. The less traffic. B: It’s close to the freeways. too. B: Can we afford it? A: They want 20 percent down.
you’ll be too tired to even eat. A: No pets are allowed. Almost Perfect A: Boy. B: How did they survive in the old days? A: They had fireplaces. A: It shouldn’t take him long to fix it. B: It’s too far from your job. B: Someone had to chop the wood. isn’t it? B: It sure is. A: In fact. B: Yes. 7. B: The streets are clean and quiet. 5. We won’t have neighbors on both sides of us. B: So why are we selling our house? A: They’re building a 3-story apartment building on the corner. B: By the time you get home. A: And carry it into the house. A: The neighbors don’t party on the weekends. 9. B: It should be warmer in a few minutes. A: Did he say what time? B: Yes. isn’t it? A: I can’t spend four hours on the road every day. A: Did he understand what the problem is? B: Yes. Life Was Hard A: Did you call the manager? B: Yes. B: Where’s the checkbook? I’m ready to rent it without even seeing it. it’s chilly outside. A: Actually. B: That’s great. three bathrooms. too. A: And there are only six units in the whole building. B: We never have to call the police about anything. A: It’s so nice to have a heated apartment. A: This is a nice neighborhood. we have to find something closer to your job. A: And we can afford it! B: So are we going to buy it? A: I’m afraid not. Who Cares? 47 . it’s beautiful. I told him our doorbell doesn’t work. 8. We don’t have to listen to barking dogs. B: Let’s turn on the heat. it’s chilly in the apartment. B: No. He said he’d come over tomorrow. 6. it would be nice if he’d give us a new carpet. B: Three bedrooms. B: All we have to do is flip a switch. too. B: People take care of their lawns. A: It’s perfect for us and the kids. B: I don’t even know why we need to fix it. I still can’t believe our city council allowed this building. A: No rusty old cars are sitting in the front yards. B: But they can just knock on the door. B: Perfect.A: And it’s a corner unit. B: They’re probably getting something under the table. He said he’d be here at 9 o’clock. Sell Now A: Do you like this house? B: Yes. A: Our kids are completely safe. I want him to look at our carpet. B: So we’ve got to sell before property values go down? A: Yes. A: I’ll check to make sure that all the windows are shut. Fix the Doorbell A: I won’t be able to play with the kids. and a big back yard. A: In case we have visitors.
A: We’re stuck with him for four more years. B: Of course they are. He will be a great president. A: The election is next week. B: He will solve our problems. B: Voting is so important. Me too. B: Voting is so easy. B: Why feel sorry for rich people? A: I feel sorry for anyone who loses their home. B: How many did he hire? A: One hundred! B: Maybe he had a good reason. You can even mail your ballot in. A: What does that have to do with it? B: Rich people think they’re better than us. A: And he’s really smart. We Can Who did you vote for? I voted for Obama. but not if they’re rich. B: You don’t solve a problem by shooting it. 10. He Got Reelected A: I can’t believe he won the election. A: That is a joke. B: There’s no food in the woods. but people don’t bother. B: Berries aren’t in season all year round. They’re starving to death. B: How easy is that? A: I guess people just don’t care. A: B: A: B: Yes. B: Only 15 percent of the voters turned out. A: Maybe he’s just a liar. B: The mayor won by only 2. XIV. A: Can’t they eat grass? B: Do you think a bear is a cow? A: Well. B: And they were expensive houses. B: Yes. Hungry Bears A: Everyone likes him.A: That was a huge fire in Santa Barbara. 2. it was. B: Why not? A: He made promises that he didn’t keep.000 votes. Vote 1. B: Like what? A: He promised to hire 1. A: They should stay in the woods where they belong. 3. 48 . B: I think everyone will. A: I feel so sorry for those people. too. I’ve seen them eating berries. Don’t Vote for Him A: Bears are invading our neighborhoods. B: The next four years will be good years. A: Many people think their vote doesn’t matter.000 more police officers. A: All you have to do is vote and put a stamp on it. A: I’ll vote for him next time. too. B: He’s a good speaker. A: The police need to shoot all the bears. A: How many rich people do you know? B: None. B: So do I. B: Who are you voting for? A: I’m not voting for the mayor. B: People need to cover their trash cans. A: He will end the war. B: Maybe I’ll vote for someone else. A: It’s too dangerous for kids and pets. A: They said about 30 houses burned to the ground.
most corporations do think only about money. we need a relaxed president who thinks clearly. A: Only if my candidate wins.B: They’ll care when they see their taxes go up. B: Oh. 8. A Powerful Position A: Did you read this article? B: What article? A: It says the mayor spends only 11 percent of his time on city duties. A: He’s never going to make everyone happy. A: But he didn’t have a chance. A: Who did you vote for for president? B: I voted for Ralph Nader. B: Can you imagine being President? A: Everyone wants you to solve their problems. B: I prefer my quiet little life to all the power in the world. 4. as long as it helps him relax and think more clearly. B: Can’t he just go online? A: The rest of the time he’s raising money for his reelection. B: Well. A: Do any other world leaders have a basketball court? B: They will. all over the world. we have a new president. B: Yes. B: But he’s supposed to be making our city a better place. B: Like what? A: I think he closed the bowling alley in the White House. A: Well. A: Well. A: You and everybody else. B: Well. 7. Nobody voted for him! B: Sooner or later. Change Is Good 6. A Traveling Man A: Well. Vote for Ralph A: People say that everybody loves Obama. B: Only 11 percent? A: About 50 percent of the time he’s traveling. they do put their party before their country. A: Who’s paying for that? B: I think we are! A: Well. yeah. that’s okay. A: He’s visiting other cities to get ideas. B: Obama’s got four years to make everyone happy. B: But we have the same old problems. B: He’s the only candidate that I trust. B: Why’s that? A: What good does it do? B: You get to put someone in power that you like. B: Where does he travel to? A: Oh. Why Vote? A: I don’t know why I bother to vote. 5. He’s changing it to a basketball court. B: I would never want to be President. B: I have enough stress from trying to solve my own problems. A: Well. B: He hates Democrats and Republicans. You know America always leads the way. he’ll never get reelected once this news gets out. he’s made a few changes. A: But think about all the power you’d have. A: Who in the world is Ralph Nader? B: He’s the best man for president. 49 . A: Why’s that? B: He hates corporations. more than 50 million people voted for McCain. voters will wake up. A: That’s 50 million people who don’t love Obama.
by mail. A: And when elected. B: But Bush visited some of them in the hospital once. B: You mean the measures that will raise our taxes. A: Well. roads. George Tells Jokes A: Did you get your Official Sample Ballot? B: Yes. are you going to vote for or against the new taxes? B: Against all of them. and 3? A: Yes. A: Yes. of course. B: Did they explain how it's possible? A: No. he can’t win unless you and others vote for him. A: Have you decided how you are going to vote? B: Do you mean on Measures 1. 9. A: Not to mention 40. 2. A: But we need new taxes to pay for highways. and prisons. A: But even if my candidate wins. 11. They said there are some things you can't explain. B: Do you believe the TV ads? 50 . he's too busy writing a book about how hard it was to be president. B: Maybe you should run for office. That will cost too much money. the Democratic Party says it was an honest election. They’re Lying A: I see that former President Bush is at a conference. B: So it's better to save money than to have an honest election? A: Well.000 American soldiers were killed overseas. he didn't have time to do that. they go their own way. B: That’s true. A: But the TV ads say that our taxes will not increase. B: They forget who put them in power. B: He spoke to them and made them feel better. B: Of course they say that—their man won! 10. He's telling jokes about his eight years as president. A: I meant. he's got plenty of time now! B: No. They promise anything just so they get elected. B: What do you mean? A: There were more votes than voters! B: But that's impossible. A: How are you going to vote? B: Same as ever. A: Did he speak to every family that lost a soldier? B: No. The ones that will improve our schools. B: Yes. B: So are they going to hold another election? A: No.B: Well.000 wounded soldiers. those eight years were a lot of fun for everyone. Where did that money go? B: Our legislators spent it on firstclass travel all over the world. Every Vote Counts A: That's nice that he found the time to make a visit. Give Them More A: That election for U. A: They are having a good time with our money. B: Only 4. B: We've already voted for new taxes to pay for all that stuff! A: That's true. he’ll break his promises. A: They forget where they came from. A: Officials said that it's possible. and hospitals. schools. All it costs me is a 42-cent stamp. Senator stunk. with the Voter Instructions. B: So when are we going to stop giving them more? 12.S.
Health 1. A: You should wet your shirt immediately. 5. the banana was delicious. B: What’s a little blood? A: Your white shirt is ruined. I’ll just buy another one. A: Stress causes your stomachaches? B: Stress causes different problems with different people. B: I think my nose was bleeding. A: Maybe I should see a doctor. 3. B: Doctors are too expensive. B: So. A: It looks like blood. 4. B: Maybe it will go away in a little while. B: Of course they lie—that’s what politicians do! XV. 2. A: I have a stomachache. B: Maybe you just need to go to the bathroom. A: It didn’t smell bad. B: Paper can be dangerous. B: He might say you have bone cancer. B: What did you have for breakfast? A: The usual. A: No. A: He didn’t give you any medication? B: I hate medication. B: Don’t believe him! Whatever the TV ads tell you. A: He might tell me to rest for a while. A: Where are the band-aids? B: I think they’re in the medicine cabinet. A: It hurts. A: You can wear this one around the house. 51 . B: Paper cuts can hurt a lot. cereal with milk and a banana.?br> A: I can’t believe that they would lie to us. A: So how do you think positive? B: I think about nice things. A Blood Stain A: What’s this stain? B: I don’t know.A: I like the one where the fireman tells us why we should vote Yes. B: You should take a break. A: I must not use this finger until the cut heals. Sore Fingers A: My fingers hurt. Too Much Stress A: What did the doctor say? B: He thinks I have too much stress. A: He might say I’m okay. the opposite is true. B: Is it something you ate? A: Maybe.?br> B: The title should be “Better Schools at Huge Cost. A: But the title of Measure 1 is “Better Schools at No Cost. B: Why? A: Because that gets the blood out of the shirt. B: How did you do that? A: It’s a paper cut. too. A: Like what? B: Like a day at the beach. B: Maybe the banana was bad. B: But typing is causing you pain. A Stomachache B: Next time I’ll soak it immediately. B: He might want to cut you open. A: So what did he tell you to do? B: He said I need to think positive. A: I need to type to make money. with my toes in the sand. I’m not sure. that’s not the problem. B: Why do they hurt? A: I type too much. A Paper Cut A: I cut my finger. B: A band-aid might not work. B: Maybe the milk was bad. It makes me feel different. A: No. A: It’s on the tip of my finger.
forget it. A: I wish I had never started. A Bad Back A: My back is killing me. A: My doctor said I need surgery. B: So has everyone else. She gave it to me. A: They look so stupid taking a puff. A: They work great. of course. 11. A: How did you get it? B: My sister had a cold. B: A little cigarette controls them. B: That’s unbelievable. 6. A: I don’t have enough will power. A: Then why can’t I quit? B: You have to believe in yourself. B: Three packs of what? A: Cigarettes. and you have it. B: And then they blow smoke out of their mouth. A: I want to get a tan. A: Have you tried nose drops? B: No. Quitting Smoking A: I can’t quit smoking. 7. Nose Drops A: Do you have a cold? B: Yes. B: That’s it? A: I injured my back one time just by sneezing. A: Your nose is stopped up? B: Yes. B: It’s better to be pale than to have skin cancer. Cigarette Smoke A: Do you smell that? B: Oh. B: You don’t have the money? A: I have no insurance. B: Cigarettes stink. I don’t like nose drops. B: So why are you arguing with me? Don’t lie in the sun too long! 9. I do. 10. B: What did you do? A: I got out of my car. Skin Cancer A: Would you put suntan lotion on my back. I have to breathe through my mouth.B: It might take a day or two to heal. B: I don’t care. I just blow my nose a lot. A: He’s been a chain smoker for 30 years. B: Who thinks that? A: I don’t know. B: Maybe a back rub would help. A: One cigarette stinks up the whole sidewalk. A: They are so weak. B: Smokers think they are so cool. I don’t want to look so pale. I don’t like to put drops in my nose. Three a Day A: My brother smokes three packs a day. B: It smells so bad. B: What’s wrong with looking pale? A: People think you might be sick. A: Have you taken anything for your cold? B: No. Can he still 52 . A: They think it’s cool. 8. A: Thank you. he uses it to light another. B: How can he do that? A: When he is almost finished with one cigarette. B: All it takes is will power. A: I’ve tried to quit so many times. yes. please? B: Sure. B: So? A: So. B: You should see a doctor. A: Nothing seems to work. B: So does every smoker. B: Of course you can. B: He’s a chain smoker. A: I can’t stand cigarette smoke. A: I know that. B: Of course you do. B: You shouldn’t lie in the sun for too long.
they're fun to pop. B: I bet I've lost a couple of pounds already. B: It’s such a chore. 13. A: And the government will give you a fourth story. Another Pimple A: Oh no. you've got to do this hike every day. B: I haven't even lost one pound of fat? A: If you want to lose fat. A: But the swine flu just killed 20 people in Mexico. 12. At least there are cats and dogs to see. No Need to Worry A: Do you believe everything you hear? B: I don't believe anything I don't see with my own eyes. B: This trail is hard to climb. and we'll all be okay. A: What were you doing? 53 . not to see goats and bears. B: I wasn’t picking my nose. A: No. B: The government says we have nothing to worry about. A: Brush. A: You can't believe what you hear on TV or radio. A: Who invented flossing? B: A dentist. I’m sure. spit. Spit. B: Maybe it's something in your diet. B: How can he still be alive? A: His doctor says his heart and lungs are strong and healthy. on the bright side. B: You can't believe what you read in the newspapers. A: It seems like I get a new pimple almost every day. B: Well. I need a break and some water. B: They also ate with their fingers! A: Why do they call it the good old days? B: Maybe because they didn’t have to brush and floss. B: Then maybe it's in your genes. B: Maybe I should start smoking. B: Okay. A: Thank goodness! I don't want to see any wild animals. A: Then why are some schools telling the kids to stay home? B: The government says to wash our hands frequently. A: I hate flossing more than brushing! B: I can’t wait till all my teeth fall out. A: We're hiking to lose weight. Brush A: I hate brushing my teeth. 15. Use a Tissue A: Don’t pick your nose. A Hot Hike A: Let's stop for a while. B: Pimples suck. another pimple on my face. but the people around him can’t. B: What did they do in the old days? A: They brushed with their fingers. Brush. B: Three different people will give you three different stories. A: Everyone tells you a different story about the same thing. A: You might be right. A: Whatever the cause. B: Do pimples run in your family? A: Not that I've noticed. brush. B: Yes. B: Well. B: All we've seen so far is a couple of lizards. 16. like the government says not to worry about the swine flu. B: I can't believe we haven't seen any animals. I eat the same things day after day. A: Especially on a hot day like this. 14. but let's hike in town. maybe it's from the pollution in the air. I hate seeing them on my face.breathe? A: He can. A: All you've lost is some sweat.
and sometimes it doesn’t. B: Or you can stay off planes. That way your left hand will do half the work. my ear starts to hurt. 19. B: You’re wearing out your right hand. B: That’s no good. A Dirty Remote A: Our TV remote is filthy. A: Oh. B: Have you seen a doctor? A: I’ve been to two doctors. 20. B: Don’t use water on it! A: I’ll use a damp cloth. B: What’s the matter? A: I was on a plane. B: Start typing instead. A New Face A: Did you see the woman with the new face? B: Did she get a nice job? A: She got an “everything?job! B: What do you mean? A: A team of doctors gave her a whole new face. B: Okay. A: Then wait till you find a tissue. A: I’m going to clean it. A: But I do all my writing with my right hand. A: Use a tissue next time. A: I will rub gently but firmly.B: I was scratching my nose. B: Oh. 18. A: I’ll give it back to you in a couple of minutes. I think it’s old age. B: God bless modern medicine. B: And they couldn’t fix your problem? A: They both said I have to live with it. It was an emergency. every time the plane goes up. B: Maybe we should put it in a plastic bag to keep it clean. so I can change channels during commercials. Maybe it’s not old age. B: If it’s old age. B: So? A: So. but they say the swelling will go down. Stop using it so much. B: Don’t rub the numbers off the remote. All my life. B: Don’t let water get into any of the cracks. why don’t both of your hands hurt? A: That’s a good question. B: Yes. B: I couldn’t wait. 54 . A: I think I know the difference between picking and scratching. B: I didn’t have a tissue. maybe I was picking it a little bit. A Sore Hand A: There’s something wrong with my right hand. please. B: What do you think it is? A: I don’t know. really? Maybe you should have called 911. mom. B: It wasn’t that kind of emergency. B: Why did they do that? A: A mad dog bit most of her face off. A: I’ll squeeze the cloth so it’s almost dry. B: Do it quickly. 17. An Earful of Pain A: My ear is killing me. B: What’s wrong with it? A: It aches most of the time. A: Sometimes the pain goes away. What does she look like now? A: Her face is really fat. that’s terrible. it’s covered with crud. B: Are you right-handed? A: Yes. B: And then will she look normal again? A: I guess so.
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