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English USA

Lesson 9 - Part2

Worksheet - Part1 - Part2

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In this lesson, you will learn to respond to requests or instructions. Listen to Martin Learner at the police station. Sometimes Martin responds by speaking, sometimes he responds through actions.

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This is English USA on the Voice of America. Now, Lesson 9, Part 2.

 

 

 

Detective:

O.K., Mr. Learner. Where are you from?

 

Martin:

I'm from Baltimore, Maryland. I'm a reporter. I write stories for radio.

 

Detective:

Where are you going?

 

Martin:

I'm going to Baltimore. I'm going home.

 

Detective:

I lived in Maryland. I studied at the University of Maryland. I study in Denver now.

 

Policewoman:

Excuse me, Mr. Learner. Read this.

 

Martin:

Martin Learner. Fourteen-twenty-seven Grant Street, Baltimore, Maryland. Telephone, four-one-oh, five-five-five, six-seven-two-nine.

 

Woman:

O.K.?

 

Martin:

Yes.

 

Woman:

Sign your name here. And sign here.

 

2.

Let's listen to part of the conversation at the police station again. Some requests require you to speak.

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Woman:

Tell me your name.

 

Martin:

Martin Learner.

 

 

 

 

Woman:

Spell your name.

 

Martin:

Martin, M-A-R-T-I-N. Learner, L-E-A-R-N-E-R.

 

 

 

 

Woman:

Give me your phone number.

 

Martin:

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

 

3.
 

Can you give the information requested?

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Woman:

Tell me your name.

 

You:

 

 

 

 

 

Woman:

Spell your name.

 

You:

 

 

 

 

 

Woman:

Give me your phone number.

 

You:

 

 

4.

 

Many requests do not require speech but do require action. Understanding these requests and responding appropriately is important in learning still more English. You might hear these requests in a classroom.

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Stand up.  Sit down.  Open your books.  Look at me.  
Read your books.  Write the answers.  Stand.  Sit.  Open.  
Look.  Read.  Write.

 

5.

Write these words and study their meanings.

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

 

 

 

 

Detective:

O.K., Mr. Learner. Pick up your driver's license. We're going.

 

Martin:

Where are we going?

 

Detective:

We're going to the hotel. We're going to find your car.

 

Martin:

My car is not there. It's missing.

 

Detective:

I know, I know. But I'm going to look.

 

Woman:

Take your coat.

 

Martin:

Thank you.

 

 

 

 

Detective:

Tell me the color of your car.

 

Martin:

It's blue.

 

Detective:

Tell me what kind of car.

 

Martin:

It's a Ford.

 

Detective:

Give me your keys. Wait here. I'm going to look for your car.

 

Detective:

There is no blue Ford.

 

Martin:

I know! It's not here. It's missing.

 

Detective:

First I looked upstairs. Then I looked downstairs.

 

Martin:

I looked upstairs. And I looked downstairs. It's missing!

 

6.
 

Let's listen to some parts of conversations in Lesson 9. They show the use of present time action words and the past time of those same words.

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Martin:

I live in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Detective:

I lived in Maryland. I studied at the University of Maryland. I study in Denver now.

 

 

 

 

Detective:

I'm going to look for your car.

 

Martin:

I looked upstairs. I looked downstairs.

 

7.
 

Remember that one way to talk about events in the past is to change the endings of action words. "Live. Lived. Study. Studied. Look. Looked." Listen to these sentences again.

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Martin:

I live in Baltimore, Maryland.

 

Detective:

I lived in Maryland.

 

Detective:

I study in Denver now. I studied at the University of Maryland.

 

 

 

 

Detective:

I'm going to look for your car.

 

Martin:

I looked upstairs.

 

8.
 

Can you respond to the following requests?

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Woman:

Tell me your name.

 

You:

 

 

 

 

 

Woman:

Write your name.

 

You:

 

 

English USA

Lesson 9 - Part2

Worksheet - Part1 - Part2