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English USA

Lesson 7 - Part2

Worksheet - Part1 - Part2

1.

 

In this English USA lesson, you will learn how to tell people where you are from, where you live now, and where you lived in the past. This will help you get acquainted with English speakers when you first meet.

Martin and Stefan are in the coffee shop. Martin finds out Stefan is a student studying health administration, and he meets Stefan's friend Susan.

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This is English USA on the Voice of America. Now, Lesson 7, Part 2.

 

 

 

Martin:
 

OK, Stefan. You live in Baltimore now. What do you do in Baltimore?

 

Stefan:

I am a student.

 

Martin:

Where?

 

Stefan:

At Johns Hopkins University. I am studying health administration.

 

Martin:

That's very interesting.

 

Waitress:

More coffee?

 

Stefan:

No, thank you.

 

Martin:

No, thanks. Let's listen to our tape Stefan.

 

Martin:

There we are.

 

 

 

 

Stefan:

My name is Stefan Nowak.

 

Martin:

I want to get it right. Please spell it for me.

 

Stefan:

S-T-E-F-A-N N-O-W-A-K.

 

Martin:

Where are you from?

 

Stefan:

I am from Poland.

 

Martin:

I know you're from Poland. What city are you from? Warsaw?

 

Stefan:
 

No, I'm not from Warsaw. I'm from Cracow. Where are you from?

 

Martin:

I'm from Chicago.

 

 

 

 

Martin:

That sounds good.

 

2.

Let's listen to part of this conversation again, then you try to answer the questions.

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Stefan:

I'm from Poland. Where are you from?

 

Martin:

I'm from Chicago. What city are you from?

 

Stefan:

I'm from Cracow.

 

3.
 

Now you try to answer.

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Martin:

I'm from Chicago. Where are you from?

 

You:

 

 

 

 

 

Stefan:

I'm from Cracow. Where are you from?

 

You:

 

 

4.
 

Let's listen again.

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Martin:

I live in Baltimore now.

 

Stefan:

I live in Baltimore too.

 

Waitress:

I live in Baltimore. I lived in Florida last year.

 

Martin:

I lived in Berlin.

 

Stefan:

I lived in Warsaw.

 

5.
 

In English, one important way to talk about events in the past is to change the endings of words. "I live in Baltimore now. I lived in Warsaw last year. Live. Lived. I live." means I live in a place now, today, in the present time. "I lived" means I lived in a place some time in the past.

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Martin:

Let's go on.

 

Martin:

You live in Baltimore. You're a student at Johns Hopkins University. Where did you live last year?

 

Stefan:

I lived in Warsaw last year. I worked in Warsaw for two years.

 

Martin:

What did you do?

 

Stefan:

I worked in a hospital. I worked in the office.

 

Martin:

What did you do in the office?

 

Stefan:

There's my friend Susan. Susan! Sorry, Martin. I want you to meet Susan.

 

Susan:

Good morning.

 

Martin:

Good morning. I'm Martin Learner.

 

Susan:

Hello. I'm Susan Wolf.

 

Stefan:

Martin is a reporter. He is writing a story about me.

 

Susan:

Really! Why?

 

Stefan:

Because I'm from Poland.

 

Martin:
 

And he's a student. He's studying at the university. Where are you from, Susan?

 

Susan:

I'm from Ohio.

 

Martin:

What do you do?

 

Susan:

I'm a student too.

 

Martin:

What do you study?

 

Susan:

I study music. I'm a musician.

 

Martin:

Wonderful! Do you live in Baltimore?

 

Susan:

I live in Baltimore now. I lived in Washington last year.

 

Waitress:

What're yu gonna have?

 

Susan:

What?

 

Stefan:

She said, What are you going to have?

 

Susan:

Nothing, thank you. I'm going to study now. Goodbye, Mr. Learner. Bye, Stefan.

 

Martin:

Goodbye.

 

Stefan:

Goodbye, Susan.

 

English USA

Lesson 7 - Part2

Worksheet - Part1 - Part2