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English USA

Lesson 9 - Part1

Worksheet - Part1 - Part2

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In the next English USA lesson you will learn to follow requests and polite commands, and to request information politely.

Martin Learner's car has been stolen. He reports it to the police. In today's lesson you will learn to understand requests and polite commands.

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This is English USA on the Voice of America. Now, Lesson 9, Part 1.

 

 

 

Martin:

Hello! Hello! Is this the police? Hello. What? Is this the police? Good. I'm Martin Learner. Martin and M-A-R-T-I-N. Learner and L-E-A-R-N-E-R. Yes. Martin Learner! What? My car. My car is missing! Missing! It is not here! At the hotel. The Denver Hotel. My car is not here! Come to the police station? O.K.

 

 

 

 

DESK Clerk:

Good morning, Mr. Learner. May I help you?

 

Martin:

I'm going to the police.

 

Clerk:

About your car?

 

Martin:

Yes. Where is the police station?

 

Clerk:

The police station!? I don't know. Wait a moment.

 

Clerk:

Mr. Hudson. Where is the police station? It's Mr. Learner. His car is missing. Thank you, Mr. Hudson.

 

Clerk:

The Police Station is on Johnson Street.

 

Martin:

Where is Johnson Street?

 

Clerk:

Go straight ahead for three streets. That's Johnson Street. Turn left.

 

 

 

 

Policewoman:

Tell me where you live, please.

 

Martin:

I live at fourteen-twenty-seven Grant Street. Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Woman:

Fourteen-twenty-seven Grant Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Give me your phone number.

 

Martin:

Four-one-oh, five-five-five, six-seven-two-nine.

 

Woman:

Please show me your driver's license.

 

Martin:

Here.

 

Woman:

O.K.

 

Woman:

Tell me what happened.

 

Martin:

I went to the garage to get my car. I'm going home today. I'm a reporter--

 

Woman:

Stop! Slow down. Now, begin again.

 

Detective:

Good morning, Nikki.

 

Woman:

Good morning, SAM. Come here. SAM, this is Mr. Learner. This is Detective SAM Brook.

 

Detective:

I'm looking for your missing car.

 

Woman:

Sit down, SAM.

 

2.

Please hear the conversation of the woman policeman again.

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Policewoman:

Tell me where you live.

 

 

Give me your phone number.

 

 

Show me your driver's license.

 

 

Tell me what happened.

 

 

Stop. Slow down. Begin again.

 

 

Come here.

 

 

Sit down.

 

3.

 

These sentences are requests by the speaker, in this case the policewoman, for action to be carried out by the listener. Such requests or commands begin with an action word and are very important in many situations. For example, at a police station or office.

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Come here.
Sit down.
Look at the paper.
Spell your name.
Write your name.
Give me your phone number.
Tell me what happened.

Come.
Sit.
Look.
Spell.
Write.
Give.
Tell.

 

4.
 

You might hear or read these requests on the street.

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Stop.  Go.  Walk.  Cross.  Look out.  Move along.

 

5.

 

It's important to learn some of these action words. Write them and study the meanings.

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Stop.  Go.  Come.  Stand.  Sit.  Walk.  Turn.  Look.  Tell.  Give.  Show.  Write.

 

English USA

Lesson 9 - Part1

Worksheet - Part1 - Part2