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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: Really? A: Yes. Friday the 13th A: Today is Friday the thirteenth. you begin to smell. B: My friend stayed in a hotel on Friday the thirteenth. He’s home today. What did she do? B: She told him to drop his girlfriend. okay! I’ll make a reservation right now. B: But the smell is different. and you have to make a reservation. A: What did your father do? B: He moved out of our house. A: Prove it. A: Yes. A: That’s too bad. not to McDonald’s. What’s That Smell? A: My grandma’s apartment smells funny. B: What do you mean? A: I buried him with his cell phone. A: I knew you didn’t love me. B: What will you do when the battery dies? 29. B: So does mine. A: Thank you. His Line Is Never Busy A: My husband died. 32. A: That was a mistake. A: I think it’s an old people’s smell. A: It’s supposed to be unlucky. B: How can I prove it? A: Take me to dinner. B: I’m sorry for you. 6 . B: That’s a bad day. A: I don’t want to go to hell. A: What happened? B: Someone stole his laptop. A: She had good reason. B: But a nice restaurant costs money. B: When did he die? A: A couple of months ago. B: Okay. we will be unhappy forever in hell. Do You Love Me? A: Do you really love me? B: Of course. A: Yes. B: He stayed on the thirteenth floor. 30. 28. B: Like fruit that is too ripe? A: Yes. I think when you get old. B: You still miss him. B: Yes. just like fruit that is too ripe. B: You’re supposed to stay home all day.A: That’s what many people believe. but she left him a year later. A: I guess he really liked his new girlfriend. B: That’s such a hassle. B: When you go to church? A: No. when I call him on his cell phone. A: That’s what I do. 31. Dad Has a Girlfriend A: My parents are divorced. A: Why did your parents get divorced? B: My father found a new girlfriend. B: So are mine. B: That’s it? That’s all I have to do? A: Take me to a nice restaurant. B: My mother was hurt and angry. B: Let’s go to church with your parents on Sunday. but I talk to him almost every day. B: If we are bad. B: He learned his lesson. A: He was asking for it.
A: What do you listen to? B: Mostly talk radio. a thrift shop has that same smell. B: I think stamps used to cost a penny. B: Many shirts come with an extra button. A Bad Diet 7 . B: Yes. A: What about the pillowcases? B: Yes. Have you looked in the mirror? Do you think I’m getting fat? I didn’t say that. 37. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: But I love coffee. B: Where did you lose it? A: I have no idea. I don’t think so. I took them off the pillows and washed them. A: Have you ever lost a letter in the mail? B: No. A: Let me look. They Deliver A: The price of stamps goes up and up. I dried everything in the dryer. B: A button is hard to find. A: Did you put the sheets on the beds? B: Yes. B: So. A: Yes. No. A: Why do they want tax cuts? B: Because tax cuts will save them money. You eat too much chocolate. old people don’t smell like fruit. 35. B: I found a button in my pant cuffs one time. 36. I haven’t. A: What kind of change? B: They want tax cuts. and I put the pillowcases on the pillows. they do a good job for the money. A: What’s that? B: People talk about current events. A Lost Button A: A button came off my shirt. Did you look in your pant cuffs? A: That’s a good idea. 38. B: No. they do. That’s what I thought you said. Well. it’s not there. B: What are you going to do? A: First. I did. A: What do they say? B: They say they want change. B: You drink too much coffee. A: Neither have I. Did You Say Something? A: I have to go to the bathroom. A: Now a stamp is 42 cents. A: You’re right. Washed and Folded A: Did you do the laundry? B: Yes. What did you say? I said I have to go to the bathroom. B: But in May it will be 44 cents.A: Yes. B: It was before I was born. they smell like a thrift shop. Talk Radio A: Do you listen to the radio? B: I listen day and night. A: That was a long time ago. B: Maybe we shouldn’t complain 34. A: Then what did you do? B: I folded all the towels. it’s your life. I have to find the button. This one does have an extra button. A: What did you wash? B: I washed the sheets and towels. A: Yes. B: Now all you have to do is sew it on. an old smell 33. A: Did you dry everything in the dryer? B: Yes.
but I’m going to call HP first. B: No. B: Will you lose all your files? A: No. my hard drive is easy to remove and replace. There’s nothing to eat. it’s just a couple of screws. B: I went to the market yesterday. 42. A: I don’t want fruit. B: Oh. B: What happened before? A: My hard drive crashed. Mom. let me go with you. A: Oh. Do you want a sandwich? B: Yes. A: You need a bath every day. A New Hard Drive A: I called HP about my computer. A: I don’t see anything. 39. I’m hungry. A Black Screen A: Something’s wrong with my computer. I want something tasty. B: If my hard drive crashes. A: I’m looking. B: The bread is in the cabinet. A: It sure is. B: That’s too bad. It’s good for you. I always back up my files. B: What kind? A: A ham sandwich. B: Plus installation? A: No.A: Mom. A: That’s what you think. A: I think I’ll make a sandwich. A: I can smell you. A: How about some potato chips? B: Yes. How much is a new one? A: It’s not too much. A: Where’s the mustard? B: It’s in the fridge. Time for Your Bath A: It’s time for your bath. B: If I smelled bad. because this happened before. too. B: What did they say? A: They said I need a new hard drive. no. here it is. A: That’s my perfume. That’s bad news. just to make sure. B: Eat the fruit. 40. And a pickle. 43. B: What’s the matter? A: I think I know. 8 . B: Why? A: Because you don’t want to smell bad. A Ham Sandwich A: What is there to eat? B: I don’t know. All you want to eat are hot dogs and candy bars. B: That’s nice. B: But. B: Look in the fridge. B: I can smell you. yes. only about $85. thank you. A: Next time you go to the market. I’m not dirty. B: Exactly what? A: All I get is a black screen. I think. B: When can I wear perfume? 41. I could smell me. young lady. Your Email Address A: What’s your email address? B: It’s bluedog123. I’ll just call you. Look in the fridge. B: Are you sure? A: It’s almost empty. that sounds nice. B: I don’t smell bad. B: You’re smart. A: It’s a lot better than paying someone $60. if we have any. B: I bought lots of oranges and apples. B: Really? A: Yes.
B: Have a nice nap. B: You have lots of friends. Time for a Nap A: I’m going to take a nap. A: The son gave a nice speech about his father. B: Okay. B: So what’s the problem? A: Bluedog123 is just the street.com. A: I will blow my nose sometime for you. Just let me sleep until I wake up. B: Hmm. B: I’ll start dinner at 6:00. I’ll take your word for it.A: Bluedog123. A: No. B: How many best friends do you have? A: I think about twenty-five. You Can Have Some of My Friends A: I have lots of friends. B: That is a lot of friends. A: What did you say? I think I’ve gone deaf. I get it. That’s incomplete. You have to give me the city. B: If not. B: You should unplug the phone. A: You mean I will smell the food cooking? B: You might even dream about dinner. They will be there. A: That’s a good idea. too. B: Do you want me to wake you in an hour? A: No. B: Yes. Are you sure that's all? B: Yes. Thinking about His Funeral A: That was a nice funeral. A: Did you have to blow right next to the phone? B: Did you hear that? A: Of course I heard that. Do you have a best friend? A: Of course. B: Really? How many do you have? A: I don’t know. I’ll be right back. dad. B: Oh. maybe one hundred. Pasadena. B: What do you mean? A: What’s your mailing address? B: 456 Cherry Drive. your nose will wake you up. My email address is bluedog123@yahoo. 45. I have lots of best friends. 9 . I thought a plane had crashed into your house. B: I’m going into the bathroom to blow my nose. A: I think only the family will be there. B: I’ll give you a speech like that. and ZIP code. A: Okay. B: But it went by fast. B: You’re funny. A: I think it was about 45 minutes long. 44. A: I don’t think I’m going to dream about anything. it was. CA 91170. 47. state. I have only one best friend. A: I thought you had an elephant in your house. I’m really tired. too. A: I liked it. B: It wasn’t that loud. I think I’ll be awake by then. B: It was long. A: Do you think anyone will come to my funeral? B: Of course. and you’ll see. thanks. too! 46. The Elephant A: Yikes! What was that noise? B: I had to blow my nose. It was interesting. A: That’s correct.
yes. Is It Raining? A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: What’s the weather like? I don’t know. B: Some men do. Why do you say that? The sky is gray. B: I bet you had to drag him away. B: This city is full of jerks. A: I agree. A: I will chop your toes off. forever. A: I’m watching you. The best thing to do is just stay home. 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: That will make him so happy. because I love you. but not me. Is it raining right now? No. A: Rude people are everywhere. 10 . The Animal Shelter A: Let’s go to the animal shelter. B: Me too. A: He wanted to take it home yesterday. Watch me all you want. B: What do you want to do? A: I want to get a puppy for my son. You Will Die A: Don’t you ever cheat on me. You’re the only woman for me. A: I don’t understand. B: I wonder what he’ll name it. If You Cheat. 50. I swear it. 52. B: Always print clearly. Use numbers. B: I’m an open book. 49. I just woke up. How do you know? The street isn’t wet. B: I don’t want any other woman. if your birth date is January 12. He showed me one that he really liked. A: What does “MM/DD/YY?mean? B: That means Month/Day/Year. I’m not a cheater. B: And they will yell back at you. A: You must be lonely. B: That’s very nice of you. A: I’ll get him one of those little dogs. write 01/12/87. A: What does “MI?mean? B: “MI?stands for Middle Initial. A: Yelling doesn’t do any good. I took him there yesterday. B: Why would I do that? A: Because men like to cheat. B: Let me help you. Let’s Not Go Out A: I hate to go outside. B: But what can you do? A: You can yell at them. please. B: One that won’t grow up too big. I will share my friends with you. you’ll be sorry. B: I have only a few friends. Why don’t you look outside? Okay. A: I will poke your eyes out. B: You won’t catch me. A: And eat too much. 1987. A: Why do you hate to go outside? B: I meet too many jerks. That’s simple enough. 51. A: Oh. B: Do you know which one he would like? A: Oh. one by one. and fill in the bubbles completely.A: I feel sorry for you. A: If I catch you. B: No. B: For example. B: Honey. It looks like rain. 48.
yes. I’ll take it out front right now. We gave him a big carrot for a nose. A Snowman A: I’ll be glad when winter comes. B: What are you talking about? A: The nation is switching to digital TV. B: Did you give him a nose? A: Of course. it gives me money. B: Yes. 54. B: It doesn’t work. B: How long did it take? A: It took us all day. 57. B: How are you going to do that? A: I’ll just use the ATM. Move the Blue Bin A: Did you put the blue bin out on the street? B: Oh. A: Oh.A: I have to go shopping today. A: Does it pick up any digital channels? B: Oh. B: What’s that? A: It’s the Automatic Teller Machine. B: It gives you money? A: I just insert my debit card into the machine. A: That means it will get hotter. I don’t need a converter because I bought a digital TV. B: What do you need to do? A: I need to withdraw some money. B: I am dying from the heat. A: When is he coming? B: He’s busy. 56. which is tomorrow. Of course I’m ready. B: I’ll just take it out to the street tomorrow morning. B: Why is that? A: Because I love the snow. B: It’s not even noon yet. B: What time does the recycle truck come by? A: It usually gets here at noon on Tuesday. A: Last year we made a big snowman. B: Let me help you make one this year. A: Did you buy the converter? B: No. B: And it gives you money? A: Well. no. Digital TV A: Are you ready? B: Ready for what? A: Ready for the big switch. A: Turn on the air conditioner. 55. but it’s my own money. B: What do you mean? A: Every morning you get up late and rush off to work late. B: Do you think I’ll forget to do it? A: You’ll remember to do it. I get six Korean channels but nothing in English! 11 . but you won’t have time to do it. you’d better take it out front. I forgot. B: You’d better take an umbrella. The ATM A: I’m going to the bank. It’s So Hot A: I can’t believe how hot it is. B: Oh. A: Did you call the repairman? B: Of course. B: How big was it? A: It was seven feet tall. B: Okay. A: What happened? B: I don’t know. no. A: Well. What good is that? I thought it gave you free money. B: Oh. you don’t. 53. A: How much was that? B: It was only about $120 for a 13-inch screen. the snow is fun. He said next week.
not worried. A: They're in a different world. B: Then they also shouldn’t tell us if the robber is male or female. B: Are you going to start a family? A: Yes. B: Did the cops find out why he flew into the U. B: Poor guy. 200 pounds. B: I bet Dad did it all the time when he was my age. A: Except we can’t afford it! B: No wonder you’re worried. B: Or artists.? A: His life sucked. Use a Tissue A: Don’t wipe your nose on your sleeve. too? 61. B: I saw Dad wipe his nose on his sleeve yesterday. A: Then go find a tissue in the bathroom. B: How do you know? A: The TV news is reporting a bank robbery.S.S. He was hoping a fighter jet would shoot him down. But Is It Art? A: I don't get art. all my friends use their sleeves.S. A: Your sleeves are not tissues. A: Did you hear about the pilot? B: The one that stole a small plane? A: Yes. B: How do you know? Were you his mommy. 60. because that is sexist. he’s 6 feet tall. he just landed the plane and walked to a restaurant. After two U. 12 . That would be racist. you have to take care of your wife. A: Your daddy was a good little boy. B: But I don’t have a tissue. B: The TV news doesn’t tell us the race anymore. A: And I have to take care of our children. he landed on a highway. B: But how can we identify someone if we don’t know their race? A: Don’t ask me. B: You should be happy. B: Did he crash? A: No. fighter jets followed him for an hour. B: I didn’t have time to get one from there. B: But Mom. but marriage is a lot of responsibility.58. A: That doesn’t make it right. B: They sure are. We want to have a little boy and a little girl. B: Do they know what the robber looks like? A: Yes. B: Yes. B: Worried about what? A: I’m getting married. Just Shoot Me A: People are funny. 59. B: What race is he? A: They didn’t say. and about 30 years old. black hair. B: Did they catch him? A: Yes. B: That sounds wonderful. A: I am happy. Don’t Be a Racist A: The police need our help finding a robber. A: Of course not. A: I will talk to your father about that. he stole a plane in Canada and flew into the U. Two Little Ones A: I’m worried. 62.
A Tough Choice A: Beer is a powerful drug. The hot iron melts the glue so the patch sticks on. 63. A: Who makes up all these jokes? B: Who knows? But there must be a 13 . A: The artist said the jar was both full and empty. B: But it was full of pencils! How could he say it was empty? A: Artists see things differently. A: Which would you prefer? B: What do you mean? A: When you die and go to heaven. A: Neither can I. A: Okay. B: You can sew it up or use an iron-on patch. Fun doesn't come along every five minutes 64. What's So Funny? A: Do you know any good jokes? B: I can't remember jokes. A: We must be here for some reason. B: I could pick only one or the other? A: Yes. B: The patch has glue. A: So I should stop thinking? B: Stop thinking about what the point is. A: Yesterday a pen fell through my pants onto my shoe. the glue washes off. Patch It or Sew It? A: My pants have a hole in the front pocket. I have to fix the hole. B: Did he ever take art lessons? A: I can't believe it. B: Who knows? You live. B: I don't think I want to go to your heaven 65. B: Did you ever see anything that Picasso painted? A: Of course! He's world famous. that's a tough one. B: It is. A: Well.B: I saw a painting of a jar that was full of pencils. A: Tell me about this patch. of course. and then you die. But after about ten washings. B: So are cigarettes. A: Then why aren't I having fun? B: Because you're thinking too much. B: You shouldn't carry pens in your pocket. Nothing's perfect. not even in heaven. they will offer you beer or cigarettes. B: They go in one ear and out the other. B: But cigarettes taste much better when you have a cold beer. B: Where are they? Maybe they are worth millions. B: Boy. I'll start thinking about having some fun. I drew paintings like that in third grade. you can't have everything. B: Maybe we're here to have fun. 66. Life Is for Living A: What's the point? B: The point of what? A: Of living. I would pick cigarettes. B: Just be patient. A: Anyway. A: Who carries a sharp knife in their pocket? B: Criminals. B: Lucky for you it wasn't a sharp knife. A: What's so tough about it? Of course. A: That sounds a lot easier than sewing.
I think I'm average. it's April 22. B: Yes. A: Some of it is okay. my English isn't perfect. because showers waste a lot of water. 70. A: Poems are a little bit like songs. 71. I'll be happy to teach you. B: Shakespeare was a poet.hundred new ones every day. songs would suck. A: Yes. We need to think green. A: No one speaks perfect English. B: Oh." B: But people still write poems. Without music. two. Dumb and Happy A: How smart are you? B: I don't know. B: I don't know anyone who likes it. B: How about if I take shorter showers? A: That's a good idea. buckle my shoe. Live from NBC 4! 14 . too. A: Did he get rich from his poetry? B: Probably not. B: What do you think people joke about the most? A: I think most jokes are about women. A: What do you mean? B: If you're going to make a wish. but songs have music. B: I wonder if every language has jokes. A: Don't you ever wonder what it's like to be super-smart? B: It must be very lonely. A: Did you ever take an IQ test? B: No. 68. B: Spanish is easy. it's Earth Day. B: Don't be ridiculous. B: Yes. B: Maybe I will be the first! A: I've been thinking about learning Spanish. No Time for Rhyme A: Poetry sucks. I guess. the poems that rhyme and are easy to remember. B: Is it your birthday or anniversary? A: No. B: Oh. A: How long will it take me to learn? B: I think it will only take you a year or two. you mean like reuse things and recycle stuff? A: Yes. A: I wish I was really smart. wish that you were really rich or famous. A: How soon can we begin? B: Ahora! That means right now. It's the Only Earth We've Got A: Do you know what today is? B: Yes. B: From now on I'll spend only 20 minutes in the shower. A: Like "One. A: It's more than just a date. save water. B: What's that? A: It's a yearly reminder to take care of our planet. and stop using plastic bags. A: Of course! People everywhere like good jokes. just in English alone. I never did. Spanish Spoken Here A: You're very lucky. really? I think most jokes are about men! 67. 69. A: No one makes any money at it. B: Why do you say that? A: You speak two languages. no one understands what you're saying. All I know is that I got A's and B's in school. A: Why's that? B: Because if you're super-smart. B: Well.
not living people. It will be easier to vacuum. B: What’s the matter with it? 15 . mostly I'll try to avoid it. 73. A: Don’t vacuum it now. A: Well. A: What's the weather going to be like this weekend? B: I don't know. you’d better get her something. B: Look at the bottom of my shoes— they’re clean. 72. A: That's true. A: Well. B: I thought it was next Sunday. It’s all over the news. She knows that I love her. A: We figure our kids can visit us whenever they go to the beach. You left all the mud on the carpet. A: Are you going to be buried next to each other? B: Oh. and all you ever give her is a card? B: It’s okay. B: Okay. She's going to hire a nanny for her eight infants. B: Don’t you want me to clean up the mud? A: Wait till it dries. Mother’s Day A: What are you getting for your mom? B: What are you talking about? A: Sunday is Mother’s Day. A: Then why is there mud on the carpet? B: I don’t know. Whenever the weather comes on. B: I’ll get her a nice card. A: She raised you. What was on? B: Nothing that would pass as news. I switch channels. B: Children seldom visit their parents in a cemetery. of course I wiped my feet. Our ashes will be shaken into the ocean. 75. A: What was the lead story on the news? B: Some actress was in court for driving without a license. A: You're not going to be buried? B: A coffin costs too much and takes up too much space. Wipe Your Feet A: Did you wipe your feet? B: Yes. I’ll get the vacuum cleaner. someone brought it into the house. A: Is that it? B: Yes. Life after Death A: What are you going to do about your death? B: Well.A: I missed the TV news last night. A: What was the third story? B: A bull chased a man in a supermarket. are you going to get buried or cremated? B: My wife and I will be cremated. A: Yes. B: Next time I will be more careful. A: What was the second story? B: Some actor married a woman young enough to be his daughter. but it will be in a cemetery where your children can visit you. A cemetery is for dead people. B: This Sunday? A: Of course. That’s all I ever give her. 74. A New Flag A: I don’t like our flag. A: I mean. It’s not my mud. A: Of course they’re clean. no. A: Wasn't there anything about OctoMom? B: Of course.
it only cost me a dollar. And then I made lunch. Do you like it? Oh. I used it yesterday. Why do you like it? Because it has great teachers. A: Without gravity. A: If you pour water into a glass. B: Of course it does. But you have to dial a lot of numbers. What did you do? I watered all the plants. B: That’s ridiculous! A: You don’t like pretty women? B: Of course I do. I do. I vacuumed the entire house. too. well. School Life 1. B: Only a dollar? Don’t even look for it. B: It’s probably around somewhere. yes. B: You can’t go to war carrying a flag with a woman on it! 76.A: It’s too much like other flags. I’ll bet you were hungry! ten numbers. B: How many? A: First you dial seven numbers. You have a lot of plants. Gravity for All A: Gravity is very important. the water goes down into the glass. I think I’ll keep my long distance service. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: 2. Anything else? Yes. I’ll bet he enjoyed his walk. B: Where do you get that? A: I buy it at the dollar store. B: Yes. But not on our flag! A: Every nation should have a pretty woman on their flag. What else? I like all my classmates. then A: I lost my new pen. B: When did you lose it? A: I think I lost it today. B: That’s only a penny a minute! A: It’s a great price. 3. Then I did my laundry. either. a lot of flags have stripes. B: Yikes. I Go to College Do you go to college? Yes. I really like it. then ten more numbers. What college do you go to? I go to Pasadena City College. B: Did you look in your desk? A: Yes. That takes some time. B: What should our flag look like? A: It should have a pretty woman on it. B: What is gravity? A: It’s the force that pulls everything down. A: A flag should be pretty. B: How much is it? A: It’s one dollar for 100 minutes. B: Did you check all your pockets? A: I checked all my pockets. A: Oh. That’s a lot of work. B: I don’t understand. Dialing for a Dollar A: I don’t have long distance service with my home phone. It isn’t there. B: So how do you make long distance calls? A: I use a calling card. B: Where did you lose it? A: I don’t know. I took the dog for a walk. Work up an Appetite A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: I had a busy morning. It’s not expensive! A Lost Pen 77. the water would 16 .
B: But the show will be over. that’s all I need for now. B: See an eye doctor. A: All the news in only 50 pages. A: I’ll make an appointment tomorrow. B: Who were you writing to? A: It’s to my mom. A: I never miss the food and drink section. B: What do you mean? A: You would float into the sky like a balloon. we have a big dictionary in the classroom. A: Go do your homework. New Glasses A: I can’t read my book. 17 . I’ll buy a new one tomorrow. A: I read it once.go up. A: Thank you. A: Do you need a calculator? B: No. B: I’ll read it very loud. B: He’ll give you a prescription for glasses. B: But. A: The book is open. B: I’ll get the yellow pages for an eye doctor. B: Yes. you would go up. A: Without gravity. B: What were you doing? A: I was writing a letter. and I subscribed. too. 9. B: Tell her I said hello. There is no more ink. A: That’s what I need to do. B: Turn on the light. in case your hearing is getting bad. B: I gave a subscription to my parents. School Items A: What do you need for school? B: I need pencils. They canceled their other news magazines. A: How about a dictionary? B: No. A: Read the phone number to me. The teacher doesn’t permit calculators. A: Well. B: I like the political cartoons. A Good Magazine B: It gives you all the news. Do Your Homework A: Have you done your homework? B: Not yet. B: Please? A: You know the rules. 8. B: I hate the rules! I can’t wait till I grow up. A: Me too. The Soldier A: I like this magazine. B: That would be fun! 4. B: I always read the film reviews. B: You can borrow mine. A: There will be another show next week. B: Shake it a couple of times. B: So did mine! 7. A: Then why are you watching TV? B: This is my favorite show. B: Take your time. I already have a pen. I guess that’s it. I’ll return your pen when I’m done. 6. B: You’re joking. A: Do you need a pen? B: No. B: So do I. A: I like the beautiful photos of the houses for sale. mom! A: You can watch TV after you do your homework. A: Okay. A: I shook it. A: Anything else? B: I need a notebook. Shake Your Pen A: My pen is out of ink. B: Open the book. 5. A: The light is on.
B: Did you find a spot? A: I found a spot. You might get killed. B: And lots of thieves. A: And lots of books. 14. After I finish. 13. 10. Like what? Well. No Parking A: Parking at school is impossible. B: With what? A: I’m taking a math course in school. but someone cut in and took it from me. Do you pray to God? Occasionally. B: Why not? A: They might think I’m stupid. B: They’re not going to think that! They’ll be glad to help you. I need some help. A: You’d think a library would be safe from thieves. B: And? A: And he yelled back at me. A: I started teaching five years ago. A: The only thing in my backpack is used books. B: I hate homework. When’s that? When I need something. A: What do you mean? B: I mean. Prayers A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Do you believe in God? Of course. A: Me neither. B: You’re kidding. B: Not even a church is safe from thieves.A: I can’t wait until I graduate. I’ll have enough money to go to college. B: Yes. A: Are you going to college? B: I can’t afford it. B: Now you’re thinking. I’ve passed all my tests. 12. Keep Your Eyes Open A: This is a huge library. 11. B: That’s not a bad idea. B: But thieves don’t know that. B: How rude. A: Well. Do you ever pray for money? 18 . A: What are you going to do with an English major? B: I’m going to be a teacher. Does God answer your prayers? Yes. The English Major A: What is your major? B: English. A: They might think that I’ve got an iPod or laptop in there. A: I can’t do that. B: Well. if I have a big test at school. A: I drove around for half an hour. B: Maybe I’ll teach middle school. Two Plus Two A: How good is your math? B: I can add two and two. A: No more homework. B: I didn’t know that. B: Me too. B: I’ll say. I did. B: You have to be lucky to find a parking space. you should ask your teacher or your classmates for help. B: Did you yell at them? A: Yes. B: How do you like it? A: Do you see all this gray hair? It was totally black five years ago. A: High school or middle school? B: High school. A: But I got lucky a few minutes later. B: So what are you going to do? A: I’m joining the army. it has lots of rooms and lots of space. keep your belongings close to you. A: I don’t think so. A: I teach high school English. A: So you’re not very good at math? B: I’m terrible at math.
15. he said he gently placed the boy on the street. B: That’s terrible. A: Number five. B: How many tires were cut? A: One or two tires were cut on each car. A: I got a ticket yesterday. What Will People Think? A: I don’t like riding the bus.m. The girl died instantly. either. it’s usually late. The Crosswalk Don’t Ride the Bus A: Life isn’t fair. A: Number three. 19 . The buses are never on time. A: That’s for sure. A: The husband said a fire department was nearby. B: You’re right. A: That’s a good idea. B: It sure isn’t. Buses don’t run late at night. Hit and Run A: The cops finally found the husband. B: Oh. B: Yes. B: What for? A: I was crossing the street. B: He didn't get around to turning himself in. B: You’re right. 3. I won’t need to do that until I graduate from high school. B: Who cares? Everyone is strange. B: You should bring some wipes with you. he pushed him off the hood of the car.Transportation 1. 4. You have to stand in the aisle. B: Why not? A: Number one. B: So what? Did he dial 911? A: He said he was thinking about it. A: Number two. B: So? That’s a ticket? A: Yes. A: People will think I’m strange. it’s a $140 ticket. B: That’s not right! A: When I started to cross the street. B: Don’t worry about what people think. it’s too crowded. Don’t Cut the Tires A: I don’t like riding the bus. B: Then you can wipe your seat and window.B: Not yet. and the boy is still in the hospital. B: You’re right. A car is faster. it’s unsafe. B: You’re right. but he didn't get around to it. I hope they catch the person. A: Number four. B: You’re right. III. Bad guys might rob you. B: Don’t they clean the bus every night? A: I think they do. B: What husband? A: The husband of the driver who ran over two college students at 3 a. A: We had a problem at school. it doesn’t run 24 hours. B: You need to walk faster. B: So what? They still drove off. A: The husband said he tried to help the boy. B: Were you in a crosswalk? A: Yes. it’s too slow. B: Where were the cars? A: They were in the student parking lot. A: No. B: What tires? A: The tires on the cars. B: Why not? A: The seats and windows are dirty. B: How many cars? A: Eleven cars. the white walk sign was blinking. but the red hand was blinking. 2. yeah. B: What was the problem? A: Someone cut the tires.
B: Why do you say that? A: The speed limit is 65. B: And I don’t have either. B: Oh. A: Don’t ever be in a hurry. It’s Okay to Speed A: You’re driving too fast. That’s not good. I want to show you my new car. What are we waiting for? Let me get the keys. Hold on! 10. B: That’s a lot. B: It’s not my fault. B: Well. Most accidents are because people are in a hurry. B: How often do I have to do that? A: Once every two months. but I still have to go. Where did you park it? I parked it right here. B: I thought drunks caused most accidents. A: So the cop will stop those cars? B: Of course. No. I remember this big tree. A: What do you mean? B: That’s six times a year! A: Yes. A luxury car. 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. Where are we going? Into the mountains. Luxury plus speed. Let’s go for a ride. A: I have to go to the bathroom. A: But you’re doing 75. Maybe it’s the wrong tree. B: I’ll try. You bought a new car? Yes. I meant to. A: Don’t ever be in a hurry when you’re driving. B: It’s the next exit. A: I hope they are fast minutes. B: Your friend was unlucky. B: No. A: I’m thinking. 6. You didn’t wake me up. Think about a hamburger. A flat costs you time and money. That sounds nice. A: Oh! Don’t hit any more bumps! B: We’ll be at McDonald’s in just a few minutes. this is the tree. He stops the fastest cars. A New Car Check Your Tires A: Remember to put air in your tires. he won’t. I bought a Cadillac. B: Just hold on. A: Check your tires or you’ll get a flat. B: Well. A: But a cop might stop you. hold on a little longer. B: Why didn’t you go before we left? A: I did. 8. Let me get my camera. You didn’t tell me to wake you up. A: No. A: That’s not my fault. B: So is everyone else. B: I know that. A: My friend got a ticket for doing 75. 7. Did someone steal it? 20 . it isn’t. B: Why not? A: Because you’ll have an accident. Some cars are doing 85. Are you sure? Yes.5. A: I think I’m going to explode. B: How do you know that? A: I read a lot. B: I’m in a hurry. I’m Going to Explode Don’t Be in a Hurry A: You’re driving too fast. and it takes about five minutes each time. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: 9. B: Think about something else. but I have to go again.
Are you going to wash it yourself? Of course. or the birds will get you. he went through the red light. A: It gets worse every year. A: So. Why don’t you wash it? That’s what I’m going to do. B: Wow! That’s terrible. B: Paper is flying everywhere. Wash the Car A: When are we going to stop? B: We’ll stop at the next McDonald’s.A: I sure hope not. B: It blows trees over. 14. A: This wind is dangerous for drivers. A: A tree fell onto my dad’s car. A: Why not? B: They have to see it happen. A: The speed limit is 65! B: Well. thank you. what do we do? B: We don’t do anything. I’ll rinse the car first. I’ll help you. B: Maybe they towed it away. B: Only two cars can make a left turn every three or four minutes. A: It sure is windy today.m. Don’t Call the Police Two Birds with One Stone A: Did you see that car? B: Yes. B: The driver will just honk back at us. I’ll get a bucket. A: What do you mean? B: While you’re using the bathroom. 16. I’ll order for you. B: Get out of this lane. 21 . A: We’ll be here forever. Too Many Cars sponge and soap. too. I’m not hungry. 15. B: It’ll get worse before it gets better. that’s between 2:00 and 4:00 a. B: We can kill two birds with one stone. Windy Weather A: Look at this traffic. A: I hope so. B: The wind will get you. B: I’d rather not. B: Was there much damage? A: My dad had to buy a new car. Then we can scrub it with a wet Beat the Light A: This is such a long light. A: The wind blows those trucks over. A: They don’t believe us? B: No. It’s not a hard job. I’ll just wait. A: No. A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: My car is dirty. B: Why are you complaining? We’re going almost 20 miles an hour. the police don’t care. B: Well. A: Then it will look like new B: And you save $10. 11. They can only give a ticket if they see it happen. Okay. I’ll order some food. A: They always need more money. 12. 13. I have to go to the bathroom. B: After that. A: They need a left-turn arrow. B: I’m very hungry. I can always pull over. A: Can we call the police? B: No. we can dry it with a towel. A: When are they going to fix this problem? B: They said they need more money. B: Look how many cars are waiting in line. A: Maybe we should honk the horn next time. A: How far away is that? B: I think we’ll be there in half an hour. A: Don’t order for me. B: Especially for drivers of big trucks. A: Never park your car under a tree. and then I’ll eat yours. A: Where are all these people going? B: They’re all asking the same question.
you didn’t. B: You need a car with low mileage. A: But I stopped! B: No. B: Did he get off the hood? A: No. Keep saving your money. B: Were you jaywalking? A: No. B: Your driver’s license and registration. I’ve never had a ticket in my life. B: You’re right about that. B: What happened? A: A speeding car ran a red light. B: Do you know why I pulled you over? A: I have no idea. All of a sudden I heard your siren. Maybe it was from a shopping cart. A: Those shopping carts are dangerous. I’ll be your witness. A: They were in a crosswalk near school at 3 a. A: $140.000.m. B: Well. B: So why did you get a ticket? A: The officer said the red hand was blinking. 18. killing the girl. B: I’ll bet the car continued on its way. A: But I am a good driver. officer. the car stopped and the passenger pushed the injured student off the hood. I was in the crosswalk. A: How did you get it? B: I don’t know. You slowed down. A: And then we can turn right at the light. Go straight. Have a nice day. that should get you something. A: Then what? B: Then we’ll just make a U-turn. B: Where have you looked? A: I haven’t looked anywhere yet. Here. 20. B: How much money do you have? A: $1. A: But I need something that’s reliable. I can't believe it. A: Of course it did. A: A car that was owned by a little old lady. B: Why not? A: Because I’ll never find one for such a low price. nobody else does. B: Who? A: Two students from USC. A Dream Car 19. you’ve got one now. the white WALK sign was blinking. B: Were you speeding? A: No. It will be so much quicker. 22 . A: Well. B: What are you talking about? A: I got a ticket downtown for $140. B: Was it blinking when you entered the crosswalk? A: No. so why should I? B: That’s not the attitude of a good driver. B: You should fight that ticket. B: Forget it. B: You rolled through that stop sign back there. please. B: Good idea. B: Especially the metal ones.A: But we need to turn left. but you didn’t come to a full stop. I was crossing the street. A Slow Walker A: I need a cheap car. 17. B: What happened to the other student? A: He landed on the hood of the car. B: Well. A: Here you go. Why stop after you’ve run over two people? B: I hope they find them and put them in jail for life 21. Beware the Carts A: What happened to your car? B: I got a dent in the parking lot. Hit and Run A Bad Driver? A: Good afternoon.
look. A: I’ll teach you one. Ha! You can’t win if you do play. B: But I’m listening to it. A Great Movie B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Did you see "Titanic"? Yes. A: Remind me to never visit you. II. A: That’s great. It is a great movie. but you’re not supposed to tell me. Save your money for school. That didn’t take long. Sorry. 3. 2. I have the DVD. A: That’s okay with me. Teach me how to play. B: Oh. Let’s go to your home. B: How do they do that? A: For example. B: He knows you can’t read his mind. I saved about $50. It’s so sad. A: We each get five cards. B: Okay. except this dent will cost about $150. they can move. Don’t Waste Your Money I hope I win the lotto. B: Oh. it will only take about 30 minutes. Your chances are very small. Someone has to win. That’s what everyone says. so I don’t bet. I have four tens. But you can’t win if you don’t play. B: He never wins your money? A: Nope. A: I’m a good card player. Maybe he thinks you’re cheating. a friend of mine licks his lips. We can watch my DVD. B: That’s a good idea. B: I can’t wait till I grow up. You’re trying to tell me something. B: Is it easy to learn? A: Yes. you know he has a good hand? A: I know he has a good hand. B: When he licks his lips. Rained Out I Have Four Aces A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: 6.A: I don’t park at a store that uses metal shopping carts. A: What will you do? B: I will play the radio as loud as I want. B: I will have a radio in every room of my house. A: Because I watch the other players. B: Why is that? 23 . I always cry at the end. B: All the radios will be on extra loud. I saw it eight times. B: Okay. A: Did you save any money on the sale? B: Yes. B: I don’t know any card games. And then we can go to my home. B: What do you mean? A: People will “tell?you if they have a good hand. So do I. 4. B: If they don’t like it. Okay. A: Well. You think I should quit playing. I did. A: Your neighbors will hate you. B: Yes. and it drives him crazy. It might as well be me. listen to it more quietly. That’s what everyone says. A: Turn the radio down. And watch your DVD. I saw it twelve times. but there was a good sale at this store. Me too. 5. What will you teach me? A: It’s called poker. please. I don’t have four tens. A: That’s great. Entertainment 1. Too Much Volume A Card Game A: Let’s play cards.
8. just in case it gets colder. B: The sports guy shows us players fighting. B: I’ll put on my cap. B: Maybe he ran out of gas. B: Sort of like beer. A Sip of Coffee A: Look at the car chase on TV! B: That driver is crazy. A: I thought they were playing under a dome. A: Now he’s slowing down. A: Wear a jacket. B: I wonder if I should bring my gloves. 9. B: I know. A: We’ll get warmer as we walk. B: How fast is he going? A: They say he’s going 80 miles per hour. A: No. A: What do you mean? B: I mean. A: Look! He just hit that car. A: Hmm. B: There’s no sugar or cream in it." B: They always make "what’s next" sound exciting. B: Last month they told us about a mouse in a restaurant. but it never is. rained out. A: I can’t believe he hasn’t crashed. I went to China yesterday. A: Last week they told us about a bear in a back yard. my goodness. Here you go. B: There’s nothing in it. A: You can travel all over the world. B: What’s the weather like? A: Let me step outside and see. but it’s okay. A: The weatherman tells us the temperature in every town. right? A: Yes. It Isn’t News A: Can I try your coffee? B: Sure. A: How could that be? B: Well. A: Look! He just got out of the car and started running. 10. B: Computers are so cool. B: I hope the police catch him. A: It’s more like news for kids. A: Last night they told us about a cat in a sofa. you can’t play baseball in a rainstorm. it’s a taste you have to get used to. A: What did you do? B: I stood on the Great Wall and looked all around. B: They shouldn’t even call it news. B: Oh. B: The dome doesn’t close. A: Why doesn’t it close? B: Who knows? They said they’ll fix it before next season. too. B: Yes. B: The Internet is amazing. A: I figured that. that’s not bad. but it gets colder as the sun goes down. A: Maybe you should. 7. A: They always tell us “what’s next. it’s just coffee. A: Rained out? B: Yes. B: It’s not too bitter for you? A: It’s a little bitter.A: What about the baseball game? B: It got rained out. 24 . 11. B: I’ll put a glove in each pocket. it is. A: I love to go online. No one is safe on the streets. A: TV news is so stupid. B: It’s a little chilly. A Chilly Day A: Let’s take a walk. The Great Wall A Crazy Driver A: I love my computer. B: They should have kid reporters. B: Yesterday they told us about a dog in a pipe. B: He’s going to kill someone.
A: B: A: B: What was it like? It was like the real thing. B: People today don’t like that. B: I like a good story. Yeah." B: What have you heard about it? A: It’s based on a true story about a divorced man and his young son. A: That sounds like a good spot. yeah!. It was like being there? Yes. let it be…” B: “…There will be an answer. B: People stood in line just to get one dollar?! 16. 25 . 12. B: That’s a lot of money.000. I hope it has a happy ending. B: Even though they’re in black and white. B: I’d rather not. B: Is it his money? A: No. A: And there was no violence. B: Yes. he was on the TV news today. B: They are the best musical group ever. let it be! 13." A: “She loves you. A: I like to see actors who are like real people. A: They still make movies like that. Free Money A: Let’s go to a movie. A: What would you like to see? B: Oh. A: No. I don’t care. B: Okay. The Beatles A: The Beatles are the best. Where do you go to watch people? My girlfriend and I sit outside A: Old movies are the best. A: I guess you see lots of different dogs. A: I like the ones I can sing along with. A: A good story is more important than color. B: Like real people with real problems. B: We watch people walk by with their dogs. but they all have one thing in common. Old Movies People-Watching A: B: A: B: A: B: What’s your favorite thing to do? I like to watch people. I want to see "The Pursuit of Happyness. I felt like I was actually there. yeah. yes! “Let it be. like "She Loves You.. B: We don’t even know what kind most of them are. You’re the one who wants to go out. That’s your favorite thing to do? Well. B: Actors didn’t curse back then.. A: Let’s go to an early movie. they love to sniff each other when they meet. Movie stars give him money to give to homeless people. A: Well. B: How much money does he give away? A: This year he gave away $15. A: Every Easter Sunday he gives away money. 14. B: What about the other homeless people? A: They got $1 each. A: They call him Father Dollar Bill. A: Why not? B: You know I don’t like crowds. A: He gave $100 to people in wheelchairs. A: There are lots of different kinds. 15. B: I don’t know which one I like the best. B: So do I. B: How about “Let It Be? A: Oh. that won’t be very crowded. B: Yes. A: I love all their songs. it’s one of them. today people like lots of action. B: Well. B: “…And you know you should be glad! A: What a great song. See a Movie Starbucks.
A: A gardening show follows a knitting show. but they never make much money. B: Oh. so she’s not ugly. B: Do you have a digital TV? A: Of course. really? A: Are you interested? B: Maybe. everybody gets the Public Broadcasting System. and he didn't tell the buyer. A: What difference does it make? B: Female singers are supposed to be pretty. but you do need a good antenna. A: But I have rabbit ears. It's on every afternoon. A: But you would buy her CD if she was pretty? B: Yes. 19. A: A travel show follows another travel show. Judge Judy A: That woman is a very good singer. B: A cooking show follows a sewing show. 20. Going Digital A: I love to watch "Judge Judy. A: Oh. 17. B: Yes. B: I sure would like to see something interesting for a change. 18. but she looks like a man. But I don’t have cable.B: Yes. B: Well. B: Rabbit ears aren’t strong enough. a woman complained about a cell phone she bought on eBay. too. B: What's so good about it? A: They have interesting lawsuits. she’s just 26 . B: Such as? A: Yesterday. B: Did the seller know that? A: Yes. A Blind Date A: I’ve got a date for you. A: Singers are supposed to sound good. What is she like? A: She’s got a great personality. 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. B: Tell me about it." B: Is that a TV show? A: Yes. I would buy all of her CDs. B: I hope Judge Judy made the seller take the phone back. B: Okay. I would never buy her CD. Buy a digital antenna. A: Most of them are already broadcasting in digital. A: She’s cute. A: It puts me to sleep. B: Men singers don’t have to look good. V. B: The digital signal is very clear. A Good Singer A: All the TV stations are going to go digital. That means that she’s fat and ugly. B: Uh-oh. B: Was something wrong with the phone? A: It works only in Canada. B: You don’t need to have cable. Something for Nothing A: Do you get PBS on TV? B: Yes. B: Yes. A: If more people donate money. no. PBS could offer new shows. that will occur next month. B: Who wants to donate? Public TV should be free. B: They should look good. Dating 1. it isn’t! B: What do you mean? A: I can’t get a single channel. A: There are lots of ugly men singers. A: Then neither do women singers.
A: She weighs 98 pounds. B: You were. B: Maybe she’s different. B: How do you know? A: Because they always do. A: But what if I’m a fish in my next life? B: I think some fish have blue eyes. A: They’re all the same. 5. A: I was not looking at her. B: Okay. True Love A: Give me a hug. A: Now you’re mine forever. I had to chase you for a while. B: Thank you. B: What’s the matter with green eyes? A: Nothing. B: Maybe in your next life you’ll have blue eyes. B: Just ask her out to dinner. B: Oh. A: We’ll go to a French restaurant. you chased me and then you caught me. Go on a Blind Date A: B: A: B: A: I love you. I loved you the first day I saw you. A: I think you’ll love the food. that woman with the big boobs. A: No. B: I’ve never been to a French restaurant. A: I wish my eyes were blue. A: Can I pick you up Friday night? B: What time? A: Eight o’clock. A: Would you like to go on a blind date? B: You must be joking. B: Why not? A: She would laugh at me. I’m serious. 6.fat. except my favorite color is blue. really? Then spend tonight looking at the sofa. B: Have you told her? A: Of course not. B: I would love to have blue cat-eyes. too. it was love at first sight. A: I’m not interested in her. B: That sounds great. B: Yes. A: Cats have beautiful eyes. A: And then what? B: And then she’ll know that you like her. It was love at first sight? Yes. 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. A: I hope I don’t come back as a fish. 27 . B: Then why were you looking at her? A: I was looking at something else. I love you. Let’s Have Dinner B: I didn’t love you at first. B: I’m not in the mood. too. B: Thank you. A: What’s the matter? B: I saw you looking at that woman. B: I hope I come back as a cat. A: We’ll grow old together. Blue Eyes A: I’m in love with that girl. Ask Her Out A: I think you’re very pretty. 4. A: Would you have dinner with me? B: I would like to. B: I’m not going to eat any snails! 3. B: And you’re mine forever. she’s not fat. A Night by Himself A: You have pretty eyes. A: I know. So do you. A: What woman? B: You know. 7. B: And be happy together.
Anywhere else? Then we went to a jazz club. B: That’s not a good start. Where did you go? We went to a nice restaurant. 9. A: Then he drove too fast to the restaurant. A: They should find a nice hobby. B: Sometimes a slow line can be a good thing. B: That’s rude. B: Really? Who with? A: A girl I met at the market. B: Why would I date someone I don’t even know? A: To try something new and exciting. 10. 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. B: Just wait until you're 50 years old. B: What if I don’t like her? A: Then you don’t date her again. I told her I wouldn't 28 . B: That’s dangerous. Yes. B: What did you say to her? A: I had two pineapples in my cart. yet he asked me out. B: You met a girl at the supermarket? A: She was standing behind me in a really slow line at the checkout counter. B: But a lot of old people are still interested in dating. and she asked where I had found them. A: She asked me how she could return the favor. Sweet Dreams A: I don't like that man. B: Why not? A: He's a dirty old man. A: Dating will be the furthest thing from my mind. But you won’t date him again? B: No. you can't blame a man for asking. and he left a $1 tip! B: I guess you can’t go back to that restaurant. he was half an hour late. I Love You More than Money A: Does your girlfriend ever make you angry? B: Sometimes. A: I thought about getting out and taking a taxi home. B: What happened at the restaurant? A: We had a $40 meal. but there was no chemistry. 8. 11. B: She asked you about your pineapples? A: I told her I had gotten the last two on the shelf. B: What do you mean? A: He's old enough to be my father. B: That's what you say now. but I offered her one of mine. That sounds like a nice date. B: That was nice of you. He was nice. I did. A: He should act his age. Wait till you're 50 12. A Bad Date A: I had the worst date the other night. One Date Only A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: Did you have a date Friday night? Yes. in fact. A: Then he didn’t bother to apologize. Two Pineapples A: I have a date tomorrow night. Who did you go out with? A man I met in a coffee shop. it was pleasant. B: Well. A: What does she do? B: Just yesterday. B: What happened? A: First of all. so I asked her out.B: I don’t want to date a blind woman.
4. A: A great burger and great service. I wouldn’t do that. 3. A: That was a nice thing to say. Let’s go now. A Slow Burger A: I can’t believe how long this line is. 13. What do you want the waiter to do? Bring me a better steak. A: That’s because they cook it while you wait. B: I’ve been coming here for years. A: Yes. A: You don’t need a good nose for that —cigarettes stink. B: I can’t wait. 29 . B: Yes. B: That's what I thought. but it isn’t a fast-food restaurant. B: Thank you. How far away is it? A: B: A: B: It’s only 10 minutes from here. She knows whenever I sneak a cigarette. I’m hungry! 2. A: What did you say? B: I told her I wouldn't trade her for any other woman in the world. isn’t it? A: Yes. B: This is a popular restaurant. A: What did she say? B: She laughed! She didn't believe me. B: I wish I had a good nose. too. At the Restaurant 1. is it? B: It’s the slowest hamburger in town. I know a good Chinese restaurant. A Good Lunch A: Lunch was delicious. too. B: But when I sneak just one cigarette in the morning. B: I told her she should apply for a job at customs. A: Did she catch you using drugs? B: Sort of. I Feel Like Chinese A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Let’s go out to eat. That sounds delicious. They just called my number. the workers are very polite. I mean good-smelling. A Good Nose A: Some people have good noses. A: What kind of soup was that? B: It was tomato soup. We can walk right in. B: I’ll say. A: Me too. B: And the pickles were great. because you can be too sensitive to odors. That sounds like fun. A: I don’t mean good-looking. B: She said that nothing is more important to me than money. B: Yes.trade her for all the money in the world. A: Tomorrow we’ll have rice and fish for lunch. that is a good nose. she can smell it that evening! A: Boy. A: That wasn't very nice of her. A: The sandwich was good. VI. A: And they’re clean. A: Especially on toast. B: I put lemon and butter in it. I feel like Chinese. Mine is way too big. Where do you want to go? Let me think a minute. Do we need reservations? Oh. B: Everyone likes bacon and tomato sandwiches. My girlfriend has a nose like a drug dog. A Bad Steak A: B: A: B: A: B: I’m calling the waiter. But that can be a curse. no. B: Excuse me. That’s why it’s also the best hamburger in town. A: That tasted so good. What’s the matter? This steak has too much fat. B: Oh.
B: Maybe they’ll give us free drinks for waiting so long. A: That’s a good idea. B: But we just got here. B: I’m eating so much bread that I’m getting full. especially with butter. A: Well. B: I’ll go up front and talk to the manager. and then leave. I would never serve hot bread before the main course. so I guess it’s okay to eat here. I think we are paying for it. B: That’s terrible. A: Well. Hot Bread 7. B: We’ll never go there again 9. B: Who cares? Let’s get out of here. too. A: I’m going to just hope that the bathroom is clean. A: Then stop eating the bread! B: Okay. A: And he poured water into our glasses. A: They probably wouldn’t like that. B: Really? A: His nails were black! B: That’s disgusting. let’s sit down. A: If I owned a restaurant. A: Okay. because I’m pretty hungry right now. A: Last time. B: I like this restaurant because they give you free bread. just one more piece. B: No. 30 . A: It is delicious. A: We’ve been sitting here for almost 10 minutes. See if his hands and nails are clean. the waiter looked clean. I would never go to your restaurant. A: Did you see the waiter’s hands? B: No. A: I wonder if the cooks?nails are dirty. Look at the bill when we get it. A: It passes inspection. A: Where do you get these crazy ideas? B: I used to cook in a restaurant! 5.A: Why not? B: They will drop the new steak on the floor. and then spit on it. step on it. Bad Service A: Have you seen our waiter? B: Here he comes now. B: You’re not going to examine it before we order dinner? A: No. A Good Table A: This hot bread is delicious. we got seats next to the kitchen. B: You’re forgetting about the bathroom. B: Yuck! No water for me. Let’s forget about germs and focus on food. B: Check out the silverware. A: We can give him five more minutes. 6. please. B: Me. A: You’re crazy. it’s an adventure. B: Here comes the waiter. That isn’t our waiter. Pass the butter. 8. Fear of Germs A: Is this a clean restaurant? B: Well. B: I think we should just leave after we fill up on the bread. B: Oops. A: Maybe he’ll send us our waiter immediately. I’d rather not find out that it’s dirty. There’s no charge for the bread. the tables and chairs look okay. too. Dirty Nails A: Let’s leave. B: Every time we eat out. I guess I was wrong. B: Then the waiter will give you a big smile as he brings you the new steak. A: He had dirty fingernails.
it’s too close to the kitchen door. I’ll get our fishing rods. A: Bring a glove to catch a foul ball. VII. there is one good table. It’s a lot of fun to slide. you put the ball into a hole in the ground. A: Baseball is fun. Take Me to the Ball Game 2. Which one? B: That one. A: He drew two butterflies and a flower on a napkin in a restaurant. B: I love to eat the hot dogs. it’s too close to the front door. I Love Baseball A: Can we go to the baseball game? B: Of course. B: No. B: Yes. 10. A: I like to run around the bases. 3. And the napkin has food stains! B: So it's not worth much? A: Only about $30. B: Finally. I want to play for the Yankees. A: Okay. B: Is it beautiful? A: It's just black ink on a white napkin. Yes. B: No.A: Is this table okay? B: No. A: Bring a jacket. B: It certainly is. B: I hope we’ll catch a foul ball. B: Well. A: How about this table? B: No. B: What is it this time? A: An Andy Warhol drawing. A: We have to practice every day. 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. I want to play for the Dodgers. A: You do this 18 times. I’ll just use my cap to catch a foul ball. B: Did he sign it? A: Yes. A: Yeah. A group of eight just sat down at it. because there are 18 holes. Golf Is Silly A: Golf is a silly game. It gets a little cool at night. B: I think they’re nuts. A: And then you hit it again. Or we can go to the lake. A: I hope we’ll see a home run. A: I love to eat the peanuts. 31 . B: I want to be a baseball player when I grow up. A: Me too. Do I Hear $60. Sports 1. Or we can go to the ocean. it’s too close to the salad bar. I’ll get the bait. We can be there in 20 minutes. it would probably be worth more. B: He's a famous artist. B: So do I. Let’s go to the lake. A: This looks like a nice table. B: And then you chase it. B: I don’t like practice. The lake is only 10 miles away. Where do you want to go? We can go to the river. That’s a good idea. B: Without the food stains. A: I love baseball. A: Great. A: You hit a white ball. Fresh Fish A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Do you want to go fishing? Yes. B: I like to hit the ball. We’ll have fresh fish for dinner! 4. B: Not me. B: I like to slide into the bases.000? A: I don't believe the art world.000. I give up.
Do they help you run faster? No. A: It’s worse than that. you shouldn’t mind. I’ll wait until I wear this pair out. B: I’ll bet he was drinking. I bought some new shoes. but it makes me nervous. all over the nation. B: Everybody loved him. 6. but who is the greatest? B: I’d have to say Babe Ruth. 5. You might want to buy a pair. B: If his wife doesn’t mind. too. please tell me. A: He always visited hospitals to cheer up sick kids. A: But I’m worried about Tiger. How much were they? They were on sale for $80. A: Most people would say that. 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. 7. Then they’re worth every penny. A: Yes. B: Why is that? A: Because he likes to SCUBA dive. A: He helped make the Yankees the best team ever. A: The victim hit his head on the concrete steps and died. B: No human can do that. Are they comfortable? They’re very comfortable. I’m Worried about Tiger A: I think he is from outer space. 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. A: Someone punched out someone. too. but my feet don’t hurt anymore. B: You mean he could drown. A: He shouldn’t SCUBA dive until he retires. A: Yes. 8.A: Me neither. B: And Ruth was a good person. B: I bet it says he was born on Mars. he made the home run popular. Where Is Tiger From? A: Who’s the greatest baseball player? B: There are so many great players. B: But he dives to relax. B: He changed the game. It’s boring. he makes that shot. A: He might relax. A: Did you hear what happened at the baseball game? B: No. B: You can say that again. A: Whenever he needs a shot to win a tournament. Babe Ruth A: Tiger is the greatest golfer in the world. B: How so? A: Two guys got into an argument. B: That’s terrible. B: There will never be another Babe. 9. A: A third guy punched one of the two guys. B: I’ll bet they were drinking. B: But practice makes perfect. B: What’s wrong with that? A: It can be dangerous. That’s a good idea. B: That’s not nice. B: No human could possibly play golf that well. New Shoes A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: Let’s go jogging. A: Somebody should check his birth record. Can’t people just have fun at a baseball game? 32 .
A: But it won’t stop other players from using drugs. B: That’s a good price. and follow through. B: Yes. A: But there are a lot of police. B: There’s only one police officer per 100 criminals. but only the cheap tickets. VIII. there aren’t enough police. Golf sounds more like work than fun. B: He said he wasn’t using drugs. A: So it would be cheaper to hire more police? B: Yes. A: I wish I could move here. A: That will cost him some money. they are. B: The league suspended him for 50 games.m. A: Doesn’t crime cost more than police? B: Yes. Too Much Crime Golf Is No Picnic A: Golf is so hard. it is. it would. A: This is a great neighborhood. B: What's so hard about golf? A: There are so many things you have to do right. A: The streets and sidewalks are clean. B: There is no crime here. A: There’s a real nice park nearby. B: Yes. B: Yes. A: Can’t we hire more police? B: No. B: He probably won’t use drugs anymore. A: That will teach him a good lesson. B: Is there a game tonight? A: Yes. Fire and Smoke 33 . B: Can we get tickets? A: Yes. B: No. about $7 million. It costs too much money. Everyone always figures that they won’t get caught. 2. like a good amateur golfer. 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: Forget it. B: Maybe you can. 12. it’s cheaper than a hot dog or a beer. 11. B: Maybe we can catch a home run ball. B: Yikes! Who can remember all that? A: You need to get a lot of lessons when you're really young. they are. B: Like what? A: Like keep your left arm straight. if someone moves out. B: What's so hard about hitting a little white ball? A: It's hard if you want to do it right.10. A: Is that it? B: Also. A: Yes. B: Where are the seats? A: They’re behind the outfield. B: Yes. it does. there is. Safety 1. it starts at 7 p. A: He apologized to the fans. B: How much are they? A: They’re only $5 each. 3. A Player Cheats A: Why is there so much crime? B: Because parents don’t teach their kids right from wrong. keep your head down. Cheap Seats A: I want to go to the ball game. A: I feel safe here. B: You mean like Tiger? A: No. A: People are friendly. B: Yes.
Sometimes the law doesn’t make sense. B: What happened? A: The man fell asleep. 6. B: But it’s uncomfortable. A: But his latest fire killed someone. but no battery. They can’t keep him in jail forever. A: What are you standing on? B: A couple of dictionaries and some textbooks. A: But it’s real easy to slip on. B: Okay. B: Especially on these slick floors. B: They could even crack their head open. Play with Fire A: They say he has started fifteen big fires. A: What if you fall while you’re holding the light bulb. B: That’s too bad. B: This time they have charged him with murder. A: You’d be blind for the rest of your life! B: I’ll get the stepladder. B: It doesn’t matter. 4. he was smoking a cigarette. The Fire Alarm 34 . B: I’m ready for an accident. B: We can leave if we put an orange cone here. What about his smoke alarm? A: The battery was dead. He loves to start fires. B: I don’t know. Fasten Your Seatbelt A: Put your seatbelt on. Here he comes now with the mop. It burnt out. A: Someone should set him on fire.A: The house burned down. and it breaks and pieces go into your eyes? B: I never thought about that. A: Hold your breath till we get there. Use the Stepladder A: What are you doing? B: I’m going to change the light bulb. 8. 5. A: He had cigarettes. but I don’t know where the orange cones are. A: Why did they ever let him out? B: It’s the law. A: We should stand here till the cleanup person gets here. B: It’s only a couple of feet. my seatbelt is on. B: That would teach him a good lesson. B: Why? A: Because it will protect you in case of an accident. A: Yes. A: Why not? Everyone knows he’s a firebug. A: A puddle of water is very dangerous. A: Someone who slips could hurt their back. A: It’s the law. B: Was he smoking? A: Yes. B: He’s been in jail three times already. B: Did he die? A: Yes. B: It happens all the time. he did. too. B: It’s so tight that it’s hard for me to breathe. 7. B: A good battery would have saved his life. A: It’s common sense. B: It isn’t easy to see. A: So maybe he’ll go to jail forever? B: I sure hope so. B: It’s so much trouble. I called for a clean-up. A Puddle on the Floor A: Did you see that puddle of water on the floor? B: Yes. A: Are you crazy? B: What’s the matter? A: Those books will slip and you’ll fall. A: I’m glad you don’t complain very much. His cat died.
11. I checked the stove before we left. I have to go back upstairs anyway. B: Maybe the mayor is just talking about his own neighborhood. it’s safer than Florida. you didn’t. B: But you’re right. B: Why is that? A: Because of all the earthquakes and fires. A: Florida doesn’t have earthquakes or fires. B: I sure am. 35 . B: No. B: Everyone in America should have a gun. A: Once in a while is once too many. Florida just has hurricanes every year from June to October. A: You should go to bed.000 homes! 12. B: Why is that? A: Because of all the earthquakes and fires. A: Then why does everyone lock their doors? B: I guess they haven't read this A: People who live in California are crazy. Crime Reduction A: People who live in California are crazy. B: But big earthquakes happen only once in a while. B: Still.A: I have to go back upstairs. B: But you’re right. B: Excuse me. A: A recent fire destroyed 85 homes. A: I didn’t know you had a gun. A: Florida doesn’t have earthquakes or fires. A: A recent fire destroyed 85 homes. if you bring your receipt. B: I will as soon as I finish this article. B: Still. A: But most of those hurricanes are harmless. A: Are you sure? B: Of course I’m sure. A: Once in a while is once too many. Florida just has hurricanes every year from June to October. A: What does it say? B: The mayor says the crime rate is going down. A: What are you reading? B: It's about crime in Los Angeles. There are a lot of fires. Two Different States A: The city is buying guns. it’s safer than Florida. Hurricane Andrew destroyed 30. Double-Check Everything article. B: Who would turn in a gun for $200? A: That isn’t a good deal? B: A good gun costs $400 or more. A: I think I left the water running. B: No. B: I’ll keep my receipt and my gun. A: Well. B: But big earthquakes happen only once in a while. 10. you didn’t. A: No one believes that the crime rate is going down. B: What are they paying? A: Up to $200 for each gun. B: What’s the matter? A: Maybe I left the burner on. B: No. B: No. B: It’s getting later every minute. A: I have to check the stove. Let’s go! The only thing running is the clock! 9. B: Why? We’re already late. B: Why are they doing this? A: They want to get guns off the street. Guns for ALL A: You're yawning. A: But most of those hurricanes are harmless. A: Well. maybe they’ll give you $400. no questions asked. There are a lot of fires.
A: I thought I would wait until October. You need to buy a ticket now. B: Well. listen to me. B: I agree. ham. it’s an hour to get there. B: I like that. Let’s stay three nights. B: How was the weather? A: It was hot and sunny every day. B: You’d better buy your ticket now. too. B: I’ll bet this is the first time you’ve ever flown during Christmas. B: When are you going? A: During the Christmas holidays. Let’s stay for two nights. a real breakfast. A: You’re right. B: What did you do at night? A: At night I went out to eat. B: Did you go swimming? A: I went to the beach every day. A: I want sheets without stains on them. I’m not. B: Bacon and eggs? A: With toast. A: So we have to be at the airport at 10:15. fresh fruit. A: When do you have to be at the airport? B: I have to be there two hours early. A: And the rooms are clean. 3. Time is running out. Hurricane Andrew destroyed 30. 2. if there are no traffic problems. A: I’m not sleeping on that sheet. 4. just call the front desk. B: Do they allow pets? A: No pets. The food was delicious.B: Excuse me. Seats are selling out right now. let’s bring our own sheets. but not the bed. B: People who live in Hawaii are lucky. The Airport A: I like this hotel. A Real Meal A: See those stains? B: I sure do. A: You never know what might happen on these freeways. Travel 1. B: What do you like about it? A: We get a free breakfast. and juice. B: So maybe we better leave at 8:15? A: Yes. B: Did you like it? A: I loved it. B: What’s the matter? This is a nice room. 36 . I want to live there. and the water is so blue.000 homes! IX. B: What’s wrong with the bed? A: Look at this sheet. no smoking. Beautiful Hawaii A: I went to Hawaii on vacation. it’s better to get there too early than too late. A Christmas Flight A: I’m not sleeping here tonight. B: Coffee and a roll? A: No. B: What did you like? A: The island is so green. B: Yes? A: I need to fly to New York. B: That means we have to leave the house at 9:15. It’s March. New Sheets A: What time does your plane leave? B: It leaves at 12:15. A: Well. B: Well. B: No. A: Maybe the room is nice. sausage. 5. B: From now on. A: You must be kidding. B: There’s at least one huge accident every day. They’ll give us new sheets. B: Wow! That is nice.
and lots of food. B: That should be a nice trip. A: Whatever it is. B: It’s a flying zoo! A: I wish I could afford first class seats. B: That’s just the altitude change. B: Cheaper prices won’t do you any good if there are no seats. B: Because of all the security? A: No. of course I want to go when the weather is nice. Fear of Flying A: I hate flying. A: I have no idea how much it will cost. because it hurts my ears. Lots of fun. Row Your Boat A: I want to cruise to Hawaii. be glad you’re not a pilot. A: What’s the point? B: Now he has the world record! A: But someone’s going to break it. B: Are you going to travel alone? A: No. B: People are always getting up to use the bathroom. I think he did. I guess that’s why he did it. it hurts. I've never been there. Prepare for Takeoff A: Some guy rowed across the Atlantic Ocean. B: To the Grand Canyon? A: Yes. my ears hurt so much. B: Well. B: Half of them are coughing. I think. B: Some people do it just to do it. 6. he can enjoy it while it lasts. B: So do I. A Cruise A: I hate to fly. 8. A: You don’t have any elbow room or knee room. B: I was there when I was a kid. B: Now it’s like riding a bus. B: Yes. A: Well. so what good is it? B: Well. A: A long time ago. but nothing works. B: Can’t you take medicine or something for it? A: I’ve tried everything. you should go online and try to find a good deal. A: Why would he do that? B: Did he set a new record? A: Yes. Where do you want to go? A: Spring break starts tomorrow. A: Kids are crying or climbing over you.A: But maybe prices will be cheaper in October. my sister and I will travel together. B: Well. 9. 37 . B: Are you going to go anywhere? A: I was thinking of driving to Arizona. The Grand Canyon A: I want to go on a cruise ship. B: Well. B: Have you tried earplugs? A: They don’t work. A: You’re jammed in with people all around you. flying used to be okay. B: Good for him. and the other half are sneezing. either. you don’t want to travel in winter storms. A: How did you like it? B: I loved it. I still remember how amazing it was. B: That sounds like fun. B: I think it depends on the season and on your cabin. A: I don’t think he even got paid for it. B: Doesn’t everybody? 7. 10. A: And I want to get a big cabin with a view. B: What do you mean? A: Every time we land or take off.
B: How long was the flight? A: It only took about two hours. B: Why did they invite him? A: To thank him and all the other soldiers who served in World War II. A: I’m falling asleep on the phone. 11. A: My dad got to see the beautiful new World War II Monument.m. but I was stuck there all day A: That was a great trip to Washington. B: You should try riding a mule on a trail to the bottom. A: How did we end up in that terrible hotel? B: The travel agent gave us a 50percent discount! 12. B: You got up real early. A Long Day A: My dad went to Washington. B: That trip must have cost a lot of money. it did. B: Don't worry. Only one person has ever fallen off a mule. Hotel Hell while they looked for the bomb. A: The walls were so thin. too. D. D. B: All day long we heard TVs or telephones. B: Housekeeping didn't give us fresh towels. I’m so sleepy. B: That must have made you feel really special. B: Then you flew back home that evening? A: Yes. B: Someday the bomb is going to be for real.C. X. Jobs 38 . 13. A: Oh. B: Why didn’t you take a nap when you got home? A: I didn’t get home until 30 minutes ago. A: He said all the money came from private donations. TV reporters and the Army band were there. We all took lots of pictures. B: Why is that? A: There was a bomb threat at the airport. A: Room service brought us a cold dinner. A Free Trip A: That hotel was terrible. B: Well. A: Our room was right next to the elevator and the ice machine. B: Why did he do that? A: He was invited. Serving Your Country A: I have to hang up. Dad. B: They added phony charges to our bill. When we landed. You helped save our country. 14. B: The worst in the whole world. along with about 90 other veterans. A: I had to take my friend to the airport. There were about 300 people there to honor us. B: Did you take pictures at the World War II Monument? A: Oh. A: About 90 of us World War II veterans got on the plane at 8 a. A: All night long we heard people snoring. B: Tell me about it. B: Who invited them? A: Some private organization. B: Our nonsmoking room stunk of cigarette smoke. A: No way! I don't want to fall to my death. B: That’s very nice. B: Only a threat? A: Yes.A: I'm sure I'll like it. B: It’s not even 10 o’clock. you all deserve it. yes.C.
A: I had to bring work home with me. B: It sure is. 3. too. 6. check yourself. B: So was I. A: No. A: Do your socks match? B: Of course they match. That’s a good idea. A: I was busy the whole day. A: Did you shine your shoes? B: My shoes are shined. too. B: I thought you had a job. School was fun. B: Then I have a job for you in my 39 . B: What happened? A: I got laid off because there was no work. You have to change their diapers. Hire Me A: I need a job. B: What’s to check? A: Are your nails clean? B: Yes. I Need a Job A: I need a job. A: I thought school was hard. Before Going to an Interview A: Before you go to that interview. they are. Another family? A family with only one baby. B: What are you going to do? A: I’m looking in the newspaper for a job. Work is just as hard as school. A: But now work is hard. Peas in a Pod A: I’m sleepy. B: Can you fix a dripping faucet in a kitchen sink? A: Of course. B: Yikes! Thank you. I couldn’t wait to graduate. B: What else can you do? A: I’m a handyman. B: Good luck! 2. A: I had a long day. B: So did I. B: Just you? A: No. A: Your day was just like mine. too. too. I have to feed them. A: And it was only 12 years. One is black and one is dark blue. B: What was your last job? A: I was a painter. B: I did too. Are you looking for another job? No. A: But work goes on forever! B: We have to work for 30 years! 4. they don’t. B: Of course it was. B: Neither did I. B: What happened? A: I got laid off. Work Is Hard A: Life is hard. B: Me. We work together! 5. ten of my coworkers got laid off. I Am a Babysitter A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: B: I don’t like my job. A: Sometimes I wish I was back in school. too. A: I didn’t even have lunch. B: So am I. B: Me. Is that a lot of work? Babies cry all the time.1. A: I did. I’m looking for another family. B: It went by pretty fast. B: That’s terrible! When did it happen? A: I got laid off last week. What do you do? I’m a babysitter. B: I agree. A: Did you double-check your nose and teeth? B: They are clean.
B: What makes him so bad? A: He’s rude and he yells a lot. 12. I guess most of us are stuck in a routine. they don’t like troublemakers or complainers. what kind of job do you 40 . you’d be flipping hamburgers. A: Do you have any other skills? B: Well. 11. I make enough money for both of us. A: It’s the best job I’ve ever had. without a break. B: You shouldn’t choose money over happiness. I’ll lose my job. I’ve been here for 20 years. B: Okay. 7. B: But that’s what most people do. A: Well. all you do is start another job! B: Yes. B: What do you mean? A: I mean I have wonderful students. A: Yes. A: Oh great. B: What’s bad about it? A: When you finish. A: No one would hire you to flip hamburgers. A: I tell my students to become a teacher. that’s right. B: Teaching is a great job. it’s good and bad. A: Especially if it’s the same work. too. B: You’re a lucky man to have a job you love. B: You don’t need a job. B: That must be nice. A: I can’t quit. B: What makes it so good? A: For me. Become a Teacher A: Do your students ever talk about their jobs? B: Yes. 9. B: I wonder if there is any job that you don’t repeat over and over. It does get boring. A: No one at work likes him. What If? A: What would you do if you lost your job? B: I have no idea. B: Yes. 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: It will cost you only $20 plus parts. B: Okay. over and over. I know how to flip hamburgers. A: That doesn’t matter. B: How long did it take? A: Four hours. A: Teaching is the best part of my whole day. too. because I’m making a good salary. Over and Over A: Boy. B: That’s hard to take. Light My Fire A: What are we going to do? B: About what? A: About finding a job for me. That sounds like a fair price. B: Maybe we’d get laid off there.kitchen. A Bad Boss A: I think I have the worst boss in the world. I don’t want to sit around. and they ask me what jobs are the best. A: I’ve never heard him say please or thank you. we could both work at Burger King. B: He sounds like a real jerk. it’s the students. I’m glad that job is finished. 8. B: Can’t you report him to his supervisor? A: Of course not. B: It’s always nice to finish a job. If I do that.
thank goodness. A: And you get to play with a lot of dogs. but I will always pet the friendly dogs. B: Of course. A: They need 300 new workers. B: I still have my job. what do you want to sell? A: Cigarette lighters. yes. B: Yes. 17. you didn't become a doctor. B: But you hate cigarettes and you hate smoking! 13. B: So what's the problem? A: I used all my savings on this one company. A: Yes. A: So many people are out of work. you should do something that you enjoy. B: Dogs are like people—not all of them are friendly. A: If the company goes out of business. B: Why? A: Because you get to meet a lot of people. A: B: A: B: A: Knock. Why do you want to move there? Because I want to make a lot of 41 . 16. A: If you lose your job. A: A tutor helped me get the D! B: So. a D is better than an F. thank you. the smart doctors are those TV news doctors—no hospitals. B: What happened to your plans? A: I got a D in college chemistry. B: What did you do? A: I bought some stock. you’re supposed to be working. B: Oh. A: So do I.000 people showed up. To the state or the city? To the city. B: You put all your eggs into one basket. B: And 4. A: And you get a lot of exercise every day. I was born to sell. I'll have nothing. What are friends for? 14. B: That’s the truth. All His Eggs in One Basket A: I was going to be a doctor. no patients. B: Well. B: You sure do. A: And now I'm glad that I didn't. because of all the killer germs. 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. It's been in business for 60 years. B: Oh. you stay away from hospitals. but I’m worried. B: Well. of course. That’s very nice of you. B: Everybody buys stock. they are friendly to you. B: You didn't read about the company first? A: I didn't have to. B: Okay. There are no guarantees. A: I bought it on a hunch. I saw it on the TV news. Still Working 15. A: If you're a smart doctor. B: Why's that? A: A hospital is the most dangerous place in the world. His Parents Are Disappointed A: A new hotel is looking for workers. A: I enjoy selling.want? A: I’m not sure. Knock! I want to move to New York. I’ll make a fortune. B: Well. you can move in with me. B: Me too. B: Yes. B: What about the unfriendly dogs? A: I think if you are friendly to dogs. Nice Doggy A: I think I did something real stupid. B: Oh. A: You would do the same for me.
A Good Salad 3. too? B: Yes. A: There sure are—at least a million. B: So. until one day my manager caught me. a little salt and pepper never hurt anything. B: What do you put in it? A: Just lettuce. B: Why was that? A: I sprinkled salt and pepper on the food before I tasted it. A: Then I add butter. and celery. B: How do you prepare the potatoes? A: I wash them. Nobody will talk to you. B: No more free cheese for you. B: That won’t make you rich. B: Can I have all those cans of tomato sauce you bought for your pasta? 5. but I did put on a few pounds. 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. A: Yes. B: Me too. B: What kind of dressing do you use? A: I pour lots of French dressing on top. A: It was. We Get Cheese from Cows A: I love cheese. A: What else do we get from cows? B: We get hamburgers and steak. XI. A: I will keep knocking on doors. B: Why did you do that? A: Pasta is processed food. B: That sounds like a dream job. A: Oh. don’t we? B: Yes. B: So how do you plan to become rich? A: I will knock on the doors of all the corporations. A: And it’s just as easy to prepare. A: Whatever a customer ordered. Potatoes are natural food. A: I’m on a new diet. I Used to Work in a Deli A: I used to work in a deli. B: That’s pretty simple. A: Where does cheese come from? B: It comes from cows. and then steam them for 15 minutes. I sliced off a little more for me. A: I usually eat a simple salad. A cow is man’s best friend. A: So we get cheese from cows. B: Oh. B: Me too. Bad Manners A: My girlfriend’s mom got mad at me at the dinner table. tomato. salt. and pepper. that’s so delicious. B: We also get leather. B: There are a lot of poor people in New York. cheese is nice. B: That’s it? A: I add some pepper and salt.money. B: What’s the matter with that? A: Her mom is a great cook. and we get milk. we do. French dressing is so delicious! Who cares about calories? 2. B: That sounds like a great job. B: Natural food has more vitamins. A: We get a lot of things from cows. A: It hurt her feelings. A New Diet A: I love salads. huh? 4. 42 . Food 1. B: All you will get is sore knuckles. B: What are you eating now? A: I switched from pasta to potatoes. B: Did you get fat? A: No. B: I always put cheese in my salads. B: Me too.
A: No. A: They’re best when they’re hot. A: That’s not good. 6. Roasted or Boiled A: I eat the same thing every day. B: My brother is allergic to peanuts. 9. A: I’m sure everything will be okay in a day or two. She should have warned you. B: Well. it isn’t. B: It’s your girlfriend’s fault. B: Boiled? I never heard of that. B: Maybe you shouldn’t eat there again. B: Then you can start losing weight. B: I'm glad to hear there's something you don't like to eat. A: I eat two apples. look. A: I love boiled peanuts.A: I apologized to her. because I’m eating food that I like. I guess if it ever does get old. A: I guess he has to be very careful about what he eats. B: Of course you are. B: You started eating ice cream? A: It was on sale. I figure I’ll finish it all by next week. B: You’re kidding. I love them roasted and salted. one banana. A: Well. Same Old Diet B: Who knows? Maybe soon we’ll have pink bananas. B: Doesn’t that get old? A: No. I’m serious. Your orange is pink. B: But you eat fruits. You ate everything on the table. B: Do you eat fruits and vegetables every day? A: No. A: What is this world coming to? A: I’m gaining weight. it’s dark pink! B: Are you sure? I never heard of such a thing. I hate vegetables. 43 . it won’t last forever. and I’m looking at it right now. B: How much did you buy? A: I filled up my freezer with ice cream. and one orange every day. too. A: I don't like to eat leftovers. B: Let me see. A Pink Orange A: I love peanuts. 7. Yes. there’s nothing wrong with that. A: Just boil raw peanuts in salt water until the shells are soft. I’ll change to something different. A: I just peeled it. It’s called a Pink Navel. but I could tell she was still upset. A: I like my food hot and fresh. B: No. B: I’ll have to try them sometime. B: Well. 10. No More for Me A: I'm stuffed. 8. A: No. B: But the same thing day after day gets old. if there isn’t another sale. A: Who ever heard of such a thing? B: Oh. He almost died when he was little. B: Me. B: He has a very strict diet. you’re right. B: How much have you gained? A: Three pounds just this month. B: What’s wrong? A: It’s not orange! B: Your orange isn’t orange? A: No. A Pound a Week A: There’s something wrong with my orange. Here’s the little sticker that was on it. B: Do you know why? A: I think it’s the ice cream.
A: Ask the clerk. A: I hope they fit. 44 . it does. I’m sorry I did it. B: Does it have a price tag? A: Yes. B: Well. B: Try a Google search online. I know that we need milk. B: That’s a great price. XII. you did. B: I hope you kept the receipt. A: You think they won’t fit? B: I think I’ve put on some weight. It’s only $20. Shopping 1. and ham. B: I never used to buy Swiss cheese. B: You should loosen your belt. A: How much is it? B: I don’t know. A: I'm so full I'm going to burst. you should buy pants with stronger pockets. A: You think? B: Maybe a pound or two. Poor Pockets A: I like that shirt. B: What’s wrong with them so soon? A: The pants are fine. A: Don’t drink milk out of the carton. 2. I Like That Shirt A: I bought you a pair of pants. A: You know what you did. the cheese with holes in B: A: B: A: B: A: B: A: it. What kind of cheese? Swiss. Of course. B: Maybe I know. 4. The tag is missing. B: I will. B: You shouldn’t carry your keys and pens in your pocket. Here’s another shirt just like it. A: I don't like it reheated. B: So do I. you'll have hot fresh food tomorrow night. B: I didn’t do anything. but how could you know? A: Because I was watching you. Use a glass! B: I promise I’ll never drink out of the carton again. and men don’t carry purses! B: Well. Don’t Be Lazy A: I saw what you did. B: You should carry them in a purse. A: Maybe four or five pounds? B: My waist is bigger than it was. A: Why not? B: I didn’t want to pay for the holes. B: What are you talking about? A: You know what I’m talking about. B: Thank you. look. B: You’d better try them on first. B: You are so smart! 3. don't stand up. Pants That Fit A: I need some pants. bread. but the pocket has a huge hole in it. A: No problem. Of course. B: I don’t have any idea. A: Oh. A: I did. Nonfat. please. What else? We need cheese. The Shopping List A: What do we need to buy? Let me look at our list. A: Oh yes. These pants have an elastic waistband. A: But that’s what pockets are for. A: I already loosened my belt and unbuttoned my pants. B: Okay. A: I would if I could find someone who makes strong pockets. 11. A: I’m a man. A: I think I’ll buy both of them. B: Well. B: I thought you just bought a pair.B: You like to see it disappear.
B: What are you going to do? A: I sent them an email asking for my money back. A: It still works. A: I’m going to take five wipes. A: Like what? B: Well. B: What do you need five of them for? A: One to wipe the handle. a dozen large eggs were only 99 cents. 8. but I’m going to give it to a charity. but they’re doing something right. Bad Business A: Did you go to the 99 Cents store? B: Yes. B: Did you find a solution? A: Yes. I did. B: Did you look in the desk drawer? A: Yes. B: Don’t we have about five 45 .5. B: I think there’s one on the dining room table. too. B: Well. B: And that’s not going to change anytime soon. the apples. PC or Mac? A: I got ripped off. B: Have you heard from them? A: Not yet. A: That’s a good deal. I got a lot of good deals. A: Another good deal. A: That’s a great idea. all the markets just started offering wipes to shoppers. B: A PC or a Mac? A: I haven’t decided yet. of course. B: And a one-pound tub of soft butter was the same price. A: What did you buy? B: Well. I did. as usual. I guess that’s a $20 lesson for you. what’s the problem? A: I sent them $20 using my credit card. I looked there. B: But the best deal was five pounds of potatoes for 99 cents. 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. a laptop. The 99 Cents Store A: It’s six years old. B: Yes. B: More and more people are using Macs. It’s been a week. but they never sent me the solution. B: What happened? A: I had a car problem. B: That’s pretty old. 9. so I went online. Wipe Everything A: What are those wipes for? B: You use them to wipe the handle of the shopping cart. and the oranges. B: What’s the matter with yours? A: Where’s the pencil sharpener? B: Which one? A: Any one. A: But 90 percent of the world uses PCs. A: I don’t know how that store makes money. B: So. you better save a wipe for the dirty dollar bills you’re going to pay with. A site I went to said they would send me the solution. A: I already looked there. 7. someone used their dirty hands to pick the bananas. B: Are you going to buy a desktop or laptop? A: Oh. 6. B: Neither do I. and the others to wipe the produce. Sharpen the Pencil A: I need a new computer. I need to sharpen this pencil. B: Well.
A: Let’s find a house that’s at the end of a dead end. I bought a can of cheap coffee and a bag of good coffee. We can’t live without gas or peanut butter. A: You’re right. A: I bought three pounds of potatoes for a dollar. Housing 1. because I don’t want to live under people with loud feet. B: That’s perfect. On the Corner A: That is a beautiful house. A Great Apartment A: I hate looking for an apartment. We Can’t Afford This House 46 . 10. B: Tomorrow I’m going to buy an electric sharpener. even though some of the potatoes had eyes. 2. B: Why did you do that? A: I mixed them together. A: What’s the matter with it? B: It’s on the corner. B: When you’re inside. B: How are you doing that? A: I started shopping at the dollar store. A: So? B: That means it gets twice as much traffic. B: What do you mean? A: Our monthly payments will be too high. XIII. B: Just put them in the fridge. A: But the house is so nice. B: I don’t like it. we won’t have money for gas or food. A: Get one with the rubber suction cups on the bottom. B: Are you sure? A: We will be house rich. that’s a good idea. That way it will stay where I put it. A: I really like this house. A: If we don’t buy it. B: Yes.sharpeners? A: Yes. B: It’s close to the freeways. 3. B: Of course. the better. A: Also. We can worry later. B: That saves a lot of money. B: Me. someone else will. A: We have a 2 o’clock appointment to see the one on Main Street. but they seem to have legs. B: You’re right. 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. B: If the coffee still tastes okay. B: That’s a lot of money. you will always hear cars stopping and stopping at the intersection. B: We won’t have any money for other things? A: No. A New House A: We can’t afford this house. The less traffic. B: It’s in a great neighborhood. To Save Money A: I’m trying to stretch my dollars. A: It’s an upstairs unit. B: Can we afford it? A: They want 20 percent down. A: Yes. B: The kids love the house. B: We’d better get ready to go. Let’s buy it now. 4. A: It’s got a big yard. too. B: Or you’ll see the collision if they crash into the house. B: That’s a good deal. too. A: It’s close to the beach. A: Or you’ll hear the collision if someone doesn’t stop. but cash poor. B: That’s good.
B: But they can just knock on the door. Life Was Hard A: Did you call the manager? B: Yes. B: People take care of their lawns. A: And there are only six units in the whole building. too. B: That’s great. A: In fact. Sell Now A: Do you like this house? B: Yes. I told him our doorbell doesn’t work. 9. B: Where’s the checkbook? I’m ready to rent it without even seeing it. three bathrooms. He said he’d come over tomorrow. B: Perfect. you’ll be too tired to even eat. B: So why are we selling our house? A: They’re building a 3-story apartment building on the corner. A: In case we have visitors. A: Did he say what time? B: Yes. B: They’re probably getting something under the table. A: No rusty old cars are sitting in the front yards. B: How did they survive in the old days? A: They had fireplaces. B: It’s too far from your job. A: And we can afford it! B: So are we going to buy it? A: I’m afraid not. B: Three bedrooms. B: No. B: By the time you get home. too. it would be nice if he’d give us a new carpet. it’s chilly outside. Who Cares? 47 . B: It should be warmer in a few minutes. it’s beautiful. B: The streets are clean and quiet. A: It shouldn’t take him long to fix it. Fix the Doorbell A: I won’t be able to play with the kids. A: Did he understand what the problem is? B: Yes. A: I’ll check to make sure that all the windows are shut. We don’t have to listen to barking dogs. B: Let’s turn on the heat. A: Our kids are completely safe. B: All we have to do is flip a switch. A: It’s perfect for us and the kids. A: This is a nice neighborhood. A: It’s so nice to have a heated apartment. 6. A: Actually. 7. We won’t have neighbors on both sides of us. 8. isn’t it? B: It sure is.A: And it’s a corner unit. He said he’d be here at 9 o’clock. A: And carry it into the house. I still can’t believe our city council allowed this building. B: I don’t even know why we need to fix it. I want him to look at our carpet. isn’t it? A: I can’t spend four hours on the road every day. B: Yes. 5. we have to find something closer to your job. A: The neighbors don’t party on the weekends. B: Someone had to chop the wood. A: No pets are allowed. B: So we’ve got to sell before property values go down? A: Yes. and a big back yard. Almost Perfect A: Boy. it’s chilly in the apartment. B: We never have to call the police about anything.
it was. but not if they’re rich. 10. B: The next four years will be good years. They’re starving to death. B: And they were expensive houses. 48 . B: People need to cover their trash cans. B: Why not? A: He made promises that he didn’t keep. We Can Who did you vote for? I voted for Obama. He will be a great president. A: And he’s really smart. B: Like what? A: He promised to hire 1. B: Yes. too. I’ve seen them eating berries. A: He will end the war. A: I feel so sorry for those people. B: You don’t solve a problem by shooting it. too. Vote 1. Me too. Don’t Vote for Him A: Bears are invading our neighborhoods. B: He will solve our problems. A: That is a joke. B: How many did he hire? A: One hundred! B: Maybe he had a good reason. B: Only 15 percent of the voters turned out. A: Many people think their vote doesn’t matter. B: Berries aren’t in season all year round. A: They said about 30 houses burned to the ground. B: Voting is so important. B: Of course they are.A: That was a huge fire in Santa Barbara. 2. A: How many rich people do you know? B: None. but people don’t bother. B: Why feel sorry for rich people? A: I feel sorry for anyone who loses their home. A: Can’t they eat grass? B: Do you think a bear is a cow? A: Well. B: I think everyone will. A: The police need to shoot all the bears. B: How easy is that? A: I guess people just don’t care. You can even mail your ballot in. A: All you have to do is vote and put a stamp on it. A: I’ll vote for him next time. A: The election is next week. B: The mayor won by only 2. A: We’re stuck with him for four more years. B: He’s a good speaker. A: They should stay in the woods where they belong. A: What does that have to do with it? B: Rich people think they’re better than us. A: Maybe he’s just a liar. B: So do I. B: There’s no food in the woods. B: Who are you voting for? A: I’m not voting for the mayor. A: It’s too dangerous for kids and pets.000 votes. 3. XIV.000 more police officers. He Got Reelected A: I can’t believe he won the election. B: Maybe I’ll vote for someone else. B: Voting is so easy. A: B: A: B: Yes. Hungry Bears A: Everyone likes him.
49 . he’s made a few changes. B: I prefer my quiet little life to all the power in the world. 7. Nobody voted for him! B: Sooner or later. A: But think about all the power you’d have. A: You and everybody else. Change Is Good 6. A: But he didn’t have a chance. B: But he’s supposed to be making our city a better place. A: Well. we need a relaxed president who thinks clearly. A: He’s visiting other cities to get ideas. as long as it helps him relax and think more clearly. A: Only if my candidate wins. B: Like what? A: I think he closed the bowling alley in the White House. B: But we have the same old problems. He’s changing it to a basketball court. B: Well. B: Can you imagine being President? A: Everyone wants you to solve their problems. B: Oh. 8. 5. Why Vote? A: I don’t know why I bother to vote. most corporations do think only about money. B: Yes. A Traveling Man A: Well. B: Where does he travel to? A: Oh. voters will wake up. that’s okay. yeah. all over the world. B: He’s the only candidate that I trust. B: I would never want to be President. A: Well. B: Well. A: Who did you vote for for president? B: I voted for Ralph Nader. B: Can’t he just go online? A: The rest of the time he’s raising money for his reelection. A: He’s never going to make everyone happy. A: Well. A: That’s 50 million people who don’t love Obama. B: Why’s that? A: What good does it do? B: You get to put someone in power that you like. A: Who in the world is Ralph Nader? B: He’s the best man for president. B: Only 11 percent? A: About 50 percent of the time he’s traveling. more than 50 million people voted for McCain. B: Obama’s got four years to make everyone happy. B: He hates Democrats and Republicans. You know America always leads the way. B: I have enough stress from trying to solve my own problems. A: Why’s that? B: He hates corporations. 4. Vote for Ralph A: People say that everybody loves Obama. A: Do any other world leaders have a basketball court? B: They will. 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. we have a new president. he’ll never get reelected once this news gets out.B: They’ll care when they see their taxes go up. they do put their party before their country. A: Who’s paying for that? B: I think we are! A: Well.
B: Did they explain how it's possible? A: No. A: But the TV ads say that our taxes will not increase. B: You mean the measures that will raise our taxes. are you going to vote for or against the new taxes? B: Against all of them. A: I meant. roads. A: They are having a good time with our money. he didn't have time to do that. schools. 2. A: Well. and 3? A: Yes. B: What do you mean? A: There were more votes than voters! B: But that's impossible. B: So it's better to save money than to have an honest election? A: Well. B: Of course they say that—their man won! 10. B: Only 4.000 American soldiers were killed overseas. He's telling jokes about his eight years as president. B: So are they going to hold another election? A: No. B: That’s true. B: We've already voted for new taxes to pay for all that stuff! A: That's true. the Democratic Party says it was an honest election. B: Do you believe the TV ads? 50 . those eight years were a lot of fun for everyone. A: How are you going to vote? B: Same as ever. A: Not to mention 40. B: They forget who put them in power. B: But Bush visited some of them in the hospital once. 11. of course. 9. Where did that money go? B: Our legislators spent it on firstclass travel all over the world.000 wounded soldiers. B: So when are we going to stop giving them more? 12. All it costs me is a 42-cent stamp. They said there are some things you can't explain. George Tells Jokes A: Did you get your Official Sample Ballot? B: Yes. Senator stunk. Give Them More A: That election for U. They promise anything just so they get elected. they go their own way.S. A: But we need new taxes to pay for highways.B: Well. A: They forget where they came from. That will cost too much money. A: But even if my candidate wins. and prisons. he's too busy writing a book about how hard it was to be president. he's got plenty of time now! B: No. A: Did he speak to every family that lost a soldier? B: No. with the Voter Instructions. They’re Lying A: I see that former President Bush is at a conference. B: Maybe you should run for office. B: He spoke to them and made them feel better. and hospitals. B: Yes. he can’t win unless you and others vote for him. A: And when elected. Every Vote Counts A: That's nice that he found the time to make a visit. A: Have you decided how you are going to vote? B: Do you mean on Measures 1. he’ll break his promises. The ones that will improve our schools. by mail. A: Officials said that it's possible. A: Yes.
that’s not the problem. Sore Fingers A: My fingers hurt. B: But typing is causing you pain. I’ll just buy another one.?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. B: Why? A: Because that gets the blood out of the shirt. A: It looks like blood. A: No.A: I like the one where the fireman tells us why we should vote Yes. B: Why do they hurt? A: I type too much. B: I think my nose was bleeding. I’m not sure. Health 1. It makes me feel different. B: Paper cuts can hurt a lot. A: He might tell me to rest for a while. B: Don’t believe him! Whatever the TV ads tell you. B: Is it something you ate? A: Maybe. A Blood Stain A: What’s this stain? B: I don’t know. A: No. 5. B: Maybe the milk was bad. too. B: Maybe it will go away in a little while. A: Where are the band-aids? B: I think they’re in the medicine cabinet. the banana was delicious. B: You should take a break. B: Doctors are too expensive. B: Paper can be dangerous. A: Like what? B: Like a day at the beach. B: Maybe you just need to go to the bathroom. A: He might say I’m okay. A: He didn’t give you any medication? B: I hate medication. A: I have a stomachache. A: Maybe I should see a doctor. A: It’s on the tip of my finger. A: It didn’t smell bad. A: You should wet your shirt immediately. B: Of course they lie—that’s what politicians do! XV. B: So. 51 . B: What did you have for breakfast? A: The usual. 4. A: I need to type to make money. cereal with milk and a banana. with my toes in the sand. A: It hurts. the opposite is true. B: He might want to cut you open. 3. A: But the title of Measure 1 is “Better Schools at No Cost. A: I must not use this finger until the cut heals. Too Much Stress A: What did the doctor say? B: He thinks I have too much stress. B: How did you do that? A: It’s a paper cut. A: Stress causes your stomachaches? B: Stress causes different problems with different people. A Stomachache B: Next time I’ll soak it immediately. A: So what did he tell you to do? B: He said I need to think positive.?br> B: The title should be “Better Schools at Huge Cost. B: What’s a little blood? A: Your white shirt is ruined. A Paper Cut A: I cut my finger. A: You can wear this one around the house. B: A band-aid might not work. 2. B: Maybe the banana was bad. B: He might say you have bone cancer.
I don’t like nose drops. A: One cigarette stinks up the whole sidewalk. A: I can’t stand cigarette smoke. B: And then they blow smoke out of their mouth. 8. A: I want to get a tan. I do. Can he still 52 . B: So has everyone else. B: So why are you arguing with me? Don’t lie in the sun too long! 9.B: It might take a day or two to heal. forget it. B: That’s it? A: I injured my back one time just by sneezing. B: Smokers think they are so cool. B: Of course you do. A: I don’t have enough will power. A Bad Back A: My back is killing me. B: So does every smoker. A: Have you tried nose drops? B: No. B: You don’t have the money? A: I have no insurance. A: They are so weak. A: They think it’s cool. B: It smells so bad. B: What’s wrong with looking pale? A: People think you might be sick. B: Who thinks that? A: I don’t know. A: Have you taken anything for your cold? B: No. She gave it to me. B: Maybe a back rub would help. he uses it to light another. please? B: Sure. 11. yes. Nose Drops A: Do you have a cold? B: Yes. Quitting Smoking A: I can’t quit smoking. and you have it. B: It’s better to be pale than to have skin cancer. A: Nothing seems to work. A: They look so stupid taking a puff. A: I wish I had never started. A: Then why can’t I quit? B: You have to believe in yourself. A: How did you get it? B: My sister had a cold. B: All it takes is will power. B: I don’t care. 6. B: Three packs of what? A: Cigarettes. I don’t like to put drops in my nose. B: What did you do? A: I got out of my car. I just blow my nose a lot. B: He’s a chain smoker. Cigarette Smoke A: Do you smell that? B: Oh. B: You should see a doctor. A: My doctor said I need surgery. of course. I don’t want to look so pale. A: I’ve tried to quit so many times. B: How can he do that? A: When he is almost finished with one cigarette. A: I know that. A: Thank you. 7. B: So? A: So. B: You shouldn’t lie in the sun for too long. A: He’s been a chain smoker for 30 years. B: A little cigarette controls them. B: That’s unbelievable. B: Cigarettes stink. Skin Cancer A: Would you put suntan lotion on my back. A: Your nose is stopped up? B: Yes. A: They work great. Three a Day A: My brother smokes three packs a day. 10. I have to breathe through my mouth. B: Of course you can.
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: Then maybe it's in your genes. A: Everyone tells you a different story about the same thing. on the bright side. A: Thank goodness! I don't want to see any wild animals.breathe? A: He can. B: I bet I've lost a couple of pounds already. B: You can't believe what you read in the newspapers. B: Do pimples run in your family? A: Not that I've noticed. 14. B: Okay. Brush. B: This trail is hard to climb. B: How can he still be alive? A: His doctor says his heart and lungs are strong and healthy. A: I hate flossing more than brushing! B: I can’t wait till all my teeth fall out. B: Yes. I hate seeing them on my face. A: Who invented flossing? B: A dentist. like the government says not to worry about the swine flu. Brush A: I hate brushing my teeth. B: All we've seen so far is a couple of lizards. 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: The government says we have nothing to worry about. A: It seems like I get a new pimple almost every day. another pimple on my face. B: Maybe it's something in your diet. but let's hike in town. B: What did they do in the old days? A: They brushed with their fingers. I eat the same things day after day. maybe it's from the pollution in the air. A: All you've lost is some sweat. A: What were you doing? 53 . A: Whatever the cause. B: Maybe I should start smoking. B: Three different people will give you three different stories. A: You might be right. A: Especially on a hot day like this. B: Pimples suck. 16. 13. I need a break and some water. A Hot Hike A: Let's stop for a while. but the people around him can’t. Use a Tissue A: Don’t pick your nose. A: Then why are some schools telling the kids to stay home? B: The government says to wash our hands frequently. 12. spit. not to see goats and bears. you've got to do this hike every day. A: But the swine flu just killed 20 people in Mexico. A: No. A: You can't believe what you hear on TV or radio. B: It’s such a chore. B: I can't believe we haven't seen any animals. A: And the government will give you a fourth story. B: I haven't even lost one pound of fat? A: If you want to lose fat. B: Well. they're fun to pop. brush. B: I wasn’t picking my nose. Another Pimple A: Oh no. A: Brush. I’m sure. B: Well. Spit. A: We're hiking to lose weight. and we'll all be okay. 15.
19. B: That’s no good. A: Then wait till you find a tissue. All my life. A: I think I know the difference between picking and scratching. B: Don’t let water get into any of the cracks. 17. An Earful of Pain A: My ear is killing me. it’s covered with crud. B: I didn’t have a tissue. It was an emergency. B: It wasn’t that kind of emergency. every time the plane goes up. and sometimes it doesn’t. 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. A: Use a tissue next time. B: You’re wearing out your right hand. Maybe it’s not old age. A: But I do all my writing with my right hand. 18. my ear starts to hurt. B: Are you right-handed? A: Yes. A: I’ll squeeze the cloth so it’s almost dry. A: I’ll give it back to you in a couple of minutes. That way your left hand will do half the work. but they say the swelling will go down. B: Why did they do that? A: A mad dog bit most of her face off. that’s terrible. B: Yes. A: Oh. B: So? A: So. B: Have you seen a doctor? A: I’ve been to two doctors. B: Don’t use water on it! A: I’ll use a damp cloth. 54 . B: Or you can stay off planes. B: If it’s old age. mom. B: God bless modern medicine. I think it’s old age. What does she look like now? A: Her face is really fat. B: Oh. maybe I was picking it a little bit. so I can change channels during commercials. A: I’m going to clean it. B: Okay. B: Maybe we should put it in a plastic bag to keep it clean. B: What’s the matter? A: I was on a plane. B: And then will she look normal again? A: I guess so. B: What do you think it is? A: I don’t know.B: I was scratching my nose. B: What’s wrong with it? A: It aches most of the time. B: Do it quickly. B: Start typing instead. A Sore Hand A: There’s something wrong with my right hand. 20. Stop using it so much. B: And they couldn’t fix your problem? A: They both said I have to live with it. B: I couldn’t wait. A: Sometimes the pain goes away. A Dirty Remote A: Our TV remote is filthy. really? Maybe you should have called 911. B: Don’t rub the numbers off the remote. why don’t both of your hands hurt? A: That’s a good question. please. A: I will rub gently but firmly.
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