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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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Simple advice to set you on the road to being fluent in English

  1. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes. Be confident. People can only correct your mistakes when they hear you make them.
  2. Surround yourself in English. Put yourself in an all English speaking environment where you can learn passively. The best way to learn is through speaking.
  3. Practise every day. Make yourself a study plan. Decide how much time a week you are going to spend studying and stick to it. Establish a routine.
  4. Tell your family and friends about your study plan. Get them to push you to study and also don’t let them interrupt you.
  5. Practise the 4 core skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening. They all need to be worked on for you to improve.
  6. Keep a notebook of new words you learn. Use them in sentences and try to say them at least 3 times when you speak.
  7. Visit EC’s free learn English website at least once a day and complete a lesson.
  8. Memorisation of lists is one of the most common ways of learning vocabulary for a test. It's only a good exercise for short term studying because you often do not retain the information that you have learned for a test.
  9. Use your body clock. If you’re not a morning person, study in the afternoon.
  10. You will find words easier to remember if you try to remember an example sentence using that word rather the word on its own.
  11. Plan to take a test. You’ll find that you work harder when you need to study for something.
  12. Saying that, it’s better not to study just to take a test. Think of the bigger picture. What can you do when you have a good command of English? How will the quality of your life improve?
  13. Give yourself a long term goal. Focus on working towards it.
  14. Give yourself short term goals too and reward yourself when you achieve each one.
  15. Create an atmosphere in which you want to learn, not because you have to. You’ll learn more when you’re learning because you want to.
  16. Know what works best for you. Think about what methods have been successful for you in the past and stick with them.
  17. Figure out how you learn. It can be by memorising, reading, speaking, summarising or other methods. Find out how you study best. It can be in a quiet place by yourself or with a group.
  18. Get help! If you don’t understand something you’ve got to ask someone. Ask your teacher, classmates or friends for help.
  19. Review! Review! Review! Make sure that you take the time to review things you have studied in the past.
  20. It’s not a good idea to study on your own for more than 30 minutes at a time. Take regular breaks, get some fresh air and stretch your legs.
  21. Don’t be in such a hurry to move up a level. Concentrate on the level you are at now.
  22. Watch DVDs rather than TV. It’s better to use something that you can watch over again to catch information you might have missed the first time.
  23. Watching TV only gives you the chance to hear something correctly first time. This is better for high level students. It can be great practice for speaking to native English speakers so you don’t have to ask them to repeat themselves!
  24. Read graded readers. These books are especially written for your level. Read a whole novel. You can do it! You’ll feel great afterwards.
  25. Children’s books have easier words and are a good alternative to graded readers.
  26. Newspapers are a good place to find passive constructs. Read through an article and see if you can find the passive sentences.
  27. Read for the general meaning first. Don’t worry about understanding every word, then go back and look up new words.
  28. For a word you don’t understand in a sentence, look at the other words around it. They will give you a hint. Try to guess the meaning from the context.
  29. Learn root words. They’ll help you guess the meaning of words. For example: scrib = write, min = small
  30. When you learn a new word, think of all its other forms: Beautiful (adjective), beauty (noun), beautifully (adverb).
  31. Learn prefixes (dis-, un-, re-) and suffixes (-ly, -ment, -ful), these will help you to figure out the meaning of words and build your vocabulary.
  32. English, unlike Japanese or French, uses word stress. For new words, count the syllables and find where the stress is. Only one stress per word and always on a vowel. Two syllable verbs have a stress on the second syllable (beGIN). 2 syllable nouns (TEAcher) and adjectives (HAPpy) stress the first.
  33. Use English whenever you can. It’s as simple as that!
  34. Don’t translate into English from your own language. Think in English to improve your fluency. Talk to yourself…but not on the bus otherwise people will think you have gone crazy!
  35. You can’t learn English from a book. Like driving a car, you can only learn through doing it.
  36. The most natural way to learn grammar is through talking.
  37. Keep an English diary or journal. Start by writing a few sentences a day and then get into the habit of writing more.
  38. Why not start an online blog and share your writings with the world?
  39. To become a better writer brainstorm as many ideas and thoughts onto paper without worrying about grammar or spelling. Then think about the structure. After that, write your piece using good grammar and spelling. Finally, read it through or give it to someone else to check for mistakes.
  40. Keep an eye on your punctuation as it can totally change what you’re trying to say. Check out the difference in meaning between these two sentences: “A woman without her man is nothing” and “A woman: without her, man is nothing”.
  41. Sing your heart out! Show the world your beautiful voice! Learn English songs and sing along with them to improve fluency and intonation… anyone for Karaoke?
  42. Get a penfriend or use chat-rooms, forums and community sites. If you can’t speak to someone in English, this is the next best thing.
  43. Shadow English CDs. Listen to a few sentences then repeat what you heard. Focus on the rhythm and intonation.
  44. Have English radio on in your house. Even if you are not actively listening to it, you will still be training your ears.
  45. Mirror CDs. Read out loud along with a CD. Again, this is great for intonation, pronunciation and rhythm.
  46. Dictation. Listen to a CD or friend and write down what you hear.
  47. Nobody likes to hear their own voice, but be brave and try it! Record your voice and listen to your pronunciation and intonation. It will help you to identify your problem areas.
  48. Ask your helpful teacher if you can record his lesson. This is a great way to review. You can also listen to your teachers speaking speed and intonation.
  49. Use an English/English dictionary as it will help you to keep thinking in English and not translating.
  50. If an English/English dictionary seems scary, there are learner’s dictionaries for English students of your level.
  51. Don’t become too reliant on your dictionary. Your dictionary should be an aid, not your main teacher. Try to guess the meaning of words rather than going straight for your dictionary.
  52. Don’t give up! Stay positive! Sometimes you will feel that you aren’t learning quickly enough. Everyone feels like this, don’t worry about it. You’ll get there in the end.
  53. Enjoy it! We learn more when we are having fun!
  54. If you get nervous when speaking, take two deep breaths before you say something. You’ll speak better when you feel relaxed.
  55. Keep yourself motivated by looking back at the textbooks and CDs you used in the past. You’ll be surprised at how easy they seem to you now! Congratulations, your level is improving!
  56. You are never too young or too old to start learning English. Don’t make excuses not to learn. What are you waiting for?
  57. Procrastination can stop you from being successful. To stop procrastinating, it's important you understand if your procrastinating is to avoid studying, or if it is your bad habit.
  58. If you haven’t gotten the results you wanted yet, it’s not because you’re bad at languages, it’s because you haven’t found your own special way of learning yet.
  59. Use resources which match your level. Don’t use texts/listening exercises which are too difficult or too easy. Use materials which challenge you but don’t frustrate you.
  60. Don’t worry about making your accent perfect. It’s an important part of your cultural identity to keep your accent. Native English speakers enjoy hearing English spoken with an accent.
  61. There are many types of English: British, American, South African and so on. None of these are wrong or not as important. English is English.
  62. Instead, be aware of the differences in American and British English and use your words accordingly. For example: Elevator (US) / Lift (British).
  63. Carry cue cards with you. These are small cards which you can write new words on. You can pull them out and look at them whenever you a free minute.
  64. Use post-it notes and stick them around your home. You can use them to label things. Stick one on your pet dog!
  65. You can’t ignore phrasal verbs (two words verbs), there are hundreds of them in English and they’re widely used. The more you focus on their meaning, the more you’ll be able to guess the meaning of new ones. You’ll start to recognise their patterns.
  66. Use your intuition. Go with your gut feeling, you’ll be surprised how often your first guess is the right guess. Like we said before, be confident.
  67. Gather your thoughts. Take a second to think about what you’re going to say. You know the grammar, but maybe you don’t use it correctly when you speak.
  68. Meet new people. Make the effort to mix with English speakers in your town. You could join a club or go to bars where foreigners hang out. Buy one a drink, they love that!
  69. Be the person to start conversations in English. Try to keep the conversations moving and use listening words (‘really?’ / ‘go on…’/ ‘what happened then?’) Don’t wait for others to speak to you. Get in there!
  70. Debate. Discuss topics in a group. Each person should choose a viewpoint (even if you don’t agree with it) and debate it within the group. Make sure you get your point across. Learn to listen actively. Active listening will help in the classroom and it will help you get more out of, and contribute more to, group study sessions. Focus on the person who is talking. Don’t fidget or become distracted by other people or events. Concentrate on the speaker with your ears and eyes. Follow the movements the speaker makes in an effort to hear more. It may help to repeat what you hear others say in an effort to understand their thoughts.
  71. It’s not enough to only learn English words. You can teach a parrot English words but that doesn’t mean it can speak English! You still need to have an understanding of grammar.
  72. Verb tenses are used by English speakers to talk about the timing of actions. You might not have the same expressions in your own language. It’s important that you know these tenses and when to use them.
  73. English has many irregular verbs. You should drill yourself on them.
  74. Keep it up! If you take a break from speaking English, you will find that your level decreases and all your hard work has been wasted.
  75. Don’t be put off by a bad test score. Sometimes students have the ability to pass an English test, but can’t communicate well with English speakers. If you can speak freely in English, you should be proud of yourself.
  76. Remember that as long as you have tried your hardest, you have succeeded!
  77. Learn English with a friend. You’ll have someone you can practise with and you can motivate each other to study.
  78. Remember, the way we write English is not the same as how it’s pronounced. For example ‘Ough’ has over 6 pronunciations. Familiarise yourself the Phonetic Alphabet. It will help you correctly pronounce words in the dictionary.
  79. Get used to the ‘schwa’ sound [ə] - an unstressed and toneless neutral vowel sound. ‘Schwa’ is the most common vowel sound in English. For example, the 'a' in about and the 'u' in supply.
  80. Keep in mind that it takes longer to improve when our level is high. Usually the fastest progress is made when we are beginners. Don’t think that you’re suddenly not learning anymore, it’s just a less noticeable progress.
  81. Make sure that your English matches the occasion. It’s OK to use slang with friends but not in a business meeting. Decide in which situation it’s appropriate to use the words and phrases you have learned.
  82. Textbook English is often different from the way we casually speak. To learn casual ‘slang’ watch movies.
  83. Idioms can be difficult to memorise, but they are great fun to use and they’ll make your English more colourful.
  84. When talking we usually link words together so that two words can sound like one. Simply put, we link words ending with a consonant sound to words beginning with a vowel sound (consonant > vowel). We link words ending with a vowel sound to words beginning with a vowel sound (vowel > vowel). Practise these to improve your listening and pronunciation.
  85. Make use of the internet. It’s full of resources to help you learn: BBC Learning English ; learnenglish.ecenglish.com
  86. Think about your strong and weak points. Write down which areas you want to improve on and work on improving them. Of course, don’t ignore your strong points. Congratulate yourself on how well you’ve done!
  87. Unlearn your mistakes. You probably make the same grammar mistakes over and over again. Use English tests results as a study tool. Go over your mistakes and choose one or two that you want to focus on. Use your favourite grammar book to check rules.
  88. Use the correct article (a/an, the). Be aware that there is more to this rule than a/an= non specific, the=specific. For example: A university (not an university because it begins with a consonant sound). An hour (not a hour because the ‘h’ is often silent).
  89. For fluency, try image training. Before you go to that restaurant think through what the waiter is likely to say to you. Think of what phrases you are going to use.
  90. Much communication comes through body language and gesture. These can be different between cultures and countries. For example, the two-fingered "V" for victory symbol is fine palms-out. If you make it with you palm facing toward you, you'll offend a British person. It means…well, you ask a British person and find out for yourself!
  91. The easiest one - Sleep! You’ll learn more after a good night’s sleep. You’ll be able to concentrate more.
  92. Take an English course in an English speaking country.
  93. If you studying abroad, mix with people from other countries not only people from your own country. It’s not a good idea for you to live in a shared house with people from your own country. Enjoy a more cultural experience by spending time with other nationalities.
  94. Have you thought about getting a job or doing an internship abroad?
  95. Get yourself a qualified teacher. Who wants to learn wrong things?
  96. Nobody can learn all of the English language. No need to worry about trying. A useful shortcut to learning is that in English we have lots of words that have the same pronunciation, but a different spelling and meaning. For example, ‘come here’ has the same pronunciation as, ‘I can hear the birds’. You might find it easier to build vocabulary by knowing the different meanings.
  97. Once you have a basic level of English explore the different ways you can say the same thing. This makes your English more interesting to the listener and it shouldn’t be too difficult for you because you already know the basics. For example, how many ways can we say, ‘Goodbye' in English?
  98. When you are on your English course, be prepared for your class. Do your homework as soon as possible and hand it in on time. Review your notes and your last lesson a few minutes before the class. Doing this will refresh your memory and you'll be warmed up for lesson.
  99. Don't get distracted in class. Focus on the lesson, don't stare out of the window. Don't be late, arrive a few minutes before the start of the lesson. Don't sit next to people who won't speak to you in English. Switch off your phone. Be organised, remember to take your textbook, notebook and pen.
  100. Find a comfortable, peaceful place for quiet study. You need somewhere where you can focus 100%.
  101. Last but not least, learn English with "Let's talk 2018" here

Monday, November 26, 2018

Learn the Phonetic Alphabet

Friday, April 6, 2018

Part 3: Transferring to a University - Lesson 6. Registering for Classes Needed for Transfer

1.
A: Is this where I go to register for classes?
B: This is it.
A: I need to add a few classes.
B: What classes would you like to add?
A: I need to take some classes that will help me transfer.
B: Have you finished any classes so far?
A: This is my first semester.
B: Did you already take the placement test?
A: I took it last month.
B: What English and math classes were you placed in?
A: I got placed in Math 131 and English 1A.
B: Okay. I'll register you for both of those classes.


2


A: Do I need to register here?
B: You're in the right place.
A: I would like to add some classes.
B: What classes do you need?
A: I need to take some GE classes.
B: What classes have you finished so far?
A: I just started here.
B: You're going to need to take the placement test.
A: I took it a month ago.
B: Do you know what English and math classes you placed in?
A: The test placed me in English 1A and Math 131.
B: I'll add those classes to your schedule.


3


A: Is this the registration desk?
B: Yes, this is the place.
A: I need to get some classes.
B: What classes would you like?
A: I need to finish my GE classes so that I can transfer.
B: Have you finished any of your GE classes yet?
A: This is going to be my first semester.
B: Have you taken the placement test yet?
A: I believe I already took the placement test last month.
B: What math and English classes did you get placed in?
A: I was placed in English 1A and Math 131.
B: I'll make sure you have those classes this semester.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Part 3: Transferring to a University - Lesson 5. Filling out a College Application

1.

A: What are you doing?
B: I'm just filling out applications.
A: Applications for what?
B: I'm filling out college applications.
A: But you're already in college.
B: I am going to transfer.
A: What school are you going to transfer to?
B: I still need to fill out the applications.
A: What schools are you applying to?
B: I'm applying to NYU and UCLA.
A: I wish you luck!
B: Thank you. I hope I get accepted.


2.


A: What's up?
B: I'm filling out these applications.
A: What applications?
B: College applications.
A: You're in college already.
B: I'm planning on transferring to another school.
A: Which school?
B: I won't know until I mail these applications.
A: Which schools are you applying to?
B: I'm going to apply to NYU and UCLA.
A: I hope all goes well with that.
B: Cross your fingers.

3.


A: What are you up to?
B: I'm filling out applications.
A: You're filling out applications for what?
B: They're college applications.
A: You're already in college.
B: I'm going to transfer to a different school.
A: What school are you transferring to?
B: I'm not sure yet. I'm still filling out applications.
A: What colleges are you going to apply to?
B: I'm filling out applications to NYU and UCLA.
A: Good luck with that.
B: I hope one of the two accepts me.

Part 3: Transferring to a University - Lesson 4. Classes Needed for Transfer

1.

A: Are you planning on taking classes next semester?
B: Yeah. That's the plan.
A: What classes are you going to take?
B: I'm going to take an English and a math class.
A: What else are you taking?
B: I'm also going to take a psychology class.
A: Is that for your major?
B: It counts toward my major, but I'm taking it as part of my GE.
A: So you're working on finishing your GE?
B: That's all I'm trying to do right now.
A: Why are you only working on your GE classes?
B: Once I finish those classes, then I can transfer.

2.


A: Are you going to take classes next semester?
B: I plan to.
A: Which classes?
B: I will be taking another English and math class.
A: Is there anything else?
B: I'm going to take a psychology class.
A: Are you taking the psychology class as part of your major?
B: It goes toward my GE and my major.
A: So, you're just working on your GE right now?
B: Yeah. That's the plan for right now.
A: Why only your GE classes?
B: I'll be able to transfer once I finish those classes.

3.


A: Were you going to take some classes next semester?
B: Of course!
A: Which ones?
B: I need to take another English and math class.
A: That's it?
B: I think I may also sign up for a psych class.
A: Is the psychology class for your major?
B: That class will count toward my GE and my major.
A: You're just trying to finish your GE?
B: I need to finish these classes for now.
A: I don't understand why you're only working on your GE classes.
B: Because I can't transfer until I finish those classes.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Part 3: Transferring to a University - Lesson 3. Classes Taken for Transfer

1

A: What classes have you taken so far?
B: I've been working on my GE classes.
A: Is that all?
B: That's it for right now.
A: What about your other classes?
B: I'm working towards transferring schools.
A: Which classes have you finished already?
B: I've finished all my English and math classes.
A: How many classes do you have left for your GE?
B: Only three.
A: That's amazing.
B: I'm almost ready to transfer.


2

A: Which classes have you completed?
B: I have been taking classes for my General Education.
A: Those are the only classes?
B: That's all I need to take right now.
A: Why don't you take any other classes?
B: I'm just working on transferring right now.
A: What classes are you done with?
B: I'm done with all my math and English classes.
A: How many more classes do you need to finish for your GE?
B: I have three more.
A: That's great!
B: I just need three more classes, and I can transfer.


3

A: What classes have you been taking?
B: I've been taking my GE classes.
A: That's it?
B: That's all that I need right now.
A: Why haven't you been taking any other classes?
B: I'm taking classes so that I can transfer soon.
A: What classes have you taken so far?
B: I don't need to take any more English or math classes.
A: How many GE classes do you have left?
B: I have about three left.
A: Good job!
B: Yeah. I'm just about ready to transfer.



Part 3: Transferring to a University - Lesson 2. What College to Transfer to

1

A: What are your plans?
B: What plans are you talking about?
A: Your plans as far as college.
B: I want to transfer.
A: You want to transfer?
B: That's what I plan to do.
A: Where do you want to transfer to?
B: I want to go to school out of state.
A: Which state?
B: Maybe New York.
A: That would be a big move.
B: I'm still thinking about it.


2

A: Tell me your plans.
B: I'm not sure what plans you're referring to.
A: I'm talking about your college plans.
B: I'm going to transfer colleges.
A: Is that right?
B: That's what I'm working on doing.
A: Where are you going to transfer to?
B: I don't know yet. Somewhere out of state, probably.
A: Which state exactly?
B: New York would be nice.
A: That's pretty far away.
B: I know it's a big move. That's why I'm still thinking about it.


3

A: What plans have you made?
B: My plans as far as what?
A: Your plans for college.
B: Oh. I plan on transferring.
A: Oh, really?
B: Yeah. That's the plan.
A: What school are you transferring to?
B: I want to transfer to a school out of state.
A: Which state are you thinking of?
B: I wouldn't mind transferring to a school in New York.
A: That's on the other side of the country.
B: I know, but I'm still weighing my options.


Monday, February 5, 2018

Part 3: Transferring to a University - Lesson 1. Transfer Plans

1

A: Are you planning on transferring?
B: Yes. What about you?
A: Yeah, I think so.
B: Where do you want to go?
A: I was thinking either CSULA or UCLA.
B: Those are great schools.
A: Where do you want to transfer to?
B: I'm not really sure yet.
A: You still have time to figure it out.
B: That's true.
A: Hopefully you'll figure it out pretty soon.
B: I will. Good luck with CSULA and UCLA.


2

A: Are you going to transfer?
B: Yes, I'm going to transfer. Are you?
A: Yes. I want to transfer.
B: What school do you want to transfer to?
A: Either CSULA or UCLA.
B: Either school would be a great choice.
A: Where are you going to transfer to?
B: I don't know.
A: You have plenty of time to think about it.
B: You're right.
A: Good luck figuring it out.
B: I'll figure it out eventually.

3

A: Do you plan on transferring schools?
B: I want to. Do you?
A: I'm thinking about it.
B: Where do you want to transfer to?
A: I want to go to CSULA or UCLA.
B: Those are pretty good schools.
A: Where are you planning on transferring to?
B: I haven't thought about it yet.
A: At least you still have time to think about it.
B: I know.
A: I hope that you figure it out.
B: I'll think of something.


Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 14. Using a Copier

1

A: How may I help you today?
B: I need to make some copies.
A: The copier is right over there.
B: Does it cost to use it?
A: We do charge to use the machine.
B: How much does it cost?
A: We charge ten cents a copy.
B: How many copies am I allowed to make?
A: There is no limit to how many copies you can make.
B: Would you mind showing me how to use it?
A: Please read the instructions on the copier.
B: Oh, okay. Thanks.


2


A: What can I do for you?
B: I would like to use the copy machine.
A: The machine is over there.
B: Do I have to pay to use the machine?
A: Yes, you will have to pay to use it.
B: How much?
A: It costs ten cents a copy.
B: Am I limited to a certain number of copies?
A: You can copy as much as you'd like.
B: Could you show me how to use the copier?
A: The instructions for the copier are posted on it.
B: That's fabulous. Thank you.


3


A: May I help you?
B: I need to copy some pages in my book.
A: The copier is right over there, in the corner.
B: Do I need to pay to use it?
A: You have to pay to use the copier.
B: How much do you charge?
A: You need to pay ten cents for every copy.
B: Is there a maximum number of copies I can make?
A: You can make as many copies as you want.
B: I'm going to need you to show me how to use the machine.
A: There are instructions posted on the copier.
B: Thank you for your help.

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 13. Using a Computer

1

A: What can I do for you today?
B: I would like to use a computer.
A: Do you have your library card?
B: I sure do.
A: There is a wait for the computers.
B: That's all right.
A: You need to print your name on this list.
B: Okay. Now what?
A: Once a computer is available, I will let you know.
B: How am I supposed to log on to the computer?
A: All you do is type in the number on the back of your card.
B: That's it? Thank you very much.


2


A: How may I help you?
B: I need to get on the Internet.
A: Do you have your library card with you?
B: Yes, I have it.
A: You're going to have to wait for a computer.
B: That's okay.
A: Please put your name on this list.
B: Then what do I need to do?
A: When there is a computer available, I will call you.
B: What do I do to log on to the computer?
A: Just type in the number on the back of your library card.
B: Okay. Thanks for your help.


3


A: What do you need?
B: I need to use the Internet.
A: You have your library card, right?
B: Yes, I do.
A: There is a wait right now to use the computers.
B: That's fine.
A: Would you please write your name on this list?
B: Then what?
A: I will call you when a computer is free.
B: How do I log on to the computer?
A: Use the number on the back of your library card.
B: Thanks. I'll be sitting over there.

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 12. Returning Books Late

1.

A: How may I help you?
B: I need to return these books.
A: Give them here.
B: Here they are.
A: It appears these books are two weeks late.
B: I forgot they were due.
A: You do realize you are going to have to pay late fees, right?
B: How much is the late fee?
A: The late fee is 25 cents a day.
B: So I have to pay 25 cents for each day the books are late?
A: It's 25 cents for each book.
B: That's a lot of money.


2


A: What can I do for you?
B: I'm returning these books.
A: Let me have them.
B: Here are all of them.
A: These books are two weeks late.
B: I didn't have time to return them.
A: You're going to have to pay late fees.
B: How much?
A: 25 cents a day.
B: 25 cents a day?
A: That means 25 cents for each late book.
B: That's expensive.

3


A: May I help you with something?
B: I would like to return some books.
A: I'll take them.
B: Here you go.
A: These books were due two weeks ago.
B: Yeah. I totally forgot they were due.
A: You will need to pay late fees on these books.
B: How much are the late fees?
A: The fee is 25 cents every day.
B: I have to pay 25 cents a day?
A: And that's for each book that is late.
B: That shouldn't be a problem.

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 11. Paying for Damage Made to a Book

1


A: How may I help you?
B: I need to return these books.
A: What happened to this one?
B: The cover came off.
A: You're going to need to pay for the damage.
B: How much are you talking?
A: It's going to be five dollars.
B: That's not bad at all.
A: It really isn't.
B: Here you go.
A: Thank you very much.
B: You're welcome. Have a nice day.

2

A: What can I do for you?
B: I am returning these books.
A: What did you do to this book?
B: I accidentally ripped the cover.
A: You will need to pay for the damage.
B: How much do I need to pay?
A: I'm going to need five dollars.
B: That's not too expensive.
A: It isn't.
B: Here's the five dollars.
A: Thank you.
B: No problem. Have a good one.

3

A: May I help you with something?
B: I would like to return these books.
A: What happened to this book?
B: I dropped it, and the cover tore off.
A: I'm going to have to charge you for the damage.
B: How much?
A: It's only five dollars.
B: That's not too bad.
A: I know it's not.
B: Here's the money for the book.
A: Thank you for your payment.
B: You are very welcome.

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 10. Checking Out a Video

1.

A: What can I do for you today?
B: I need to return a book.
A: Can I do anything else for you?
B: I would also like to check out this video.
A: Is that all?
B: Yes, just the video.
A: May I see your library card?
B: Here you go.
A: You have to take care of this video.
B: Oh, I will.
A: You will be fined if you damage it.
B: I understand. Thank you very much.


2

A: May I help you?
B: I'm returning a book.
A: Do you need anything else?
B: I also need to check out this video.
A: This is all you want to check out?
B: Just the video.
A: I'm going to need your library card.
B: I have it right here.
A: You'll need to take care of the video.
B: I will.
A: We will fine you if you damage it.
B: I get it. Thank you.

3

A: How may I help you?
B: I would like to return this book.
A: Is that all you need?
B: I also want to check out this video.
A: Is that all you would like to check out?
B: That's all I need.
A: Do you have your library card?
B: Here it is.
A: Make sure to take proper care of this video.
B: That won't be a problem.
A: If you damage the video, you will be fined.
B: I won't damage it.

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 9. Checking Out a Magazine

1

A: What can I do for you today?
B: I need to return a book.
A: Can I do anything else for you?
B: I want to check this magazine out.
A: We don't allow people to check out magazines.
B: Why not?
A: It's just a policy of ours.
B: So what am I allowed to check out?
A: You may check out books or videos.
B: I need to check out this magazine.
A: You will have to just read it in the library.
B: That doesn't make any sense.

2



A: How may I help you?
B: I want to return this video.
A: Is that all you need?
B: I also need to check this magazine out.
A: You're not allowed to do that.
B: I don't understand.
A: It's our policy.
B: What can I check out?
A: Only books or videos.
B: I need this magazine.
A: You will have to read it here.
B: That's weird.

3


A: May I help you?
B: I would like to return this book.
A: May I do anything else for you?
B: I would also like to check out this magazine.
A: I can't let you do that.
B: Why is that?
A: Our policy doesn't allow anyone to check out the magazines.
B: What things am I allowed to check out?
A: You are only allowed to check out books or videos.
B: I really need to check out this magazine.
A: I'm sorry, but that's our policy.
B: That's stupid.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 8. Checking Out a Book


1.

A: What can I do for you today?
B: I need to return a book.
A: Can I do anything else for you?
B: I want to check these books out.
A: Is that all?
B: That's all.
A: May I see your library card, please?
B: It's right here.
A: Will that be all for today?
B: Yes. That's it.
A: These are due back in two weeks.
B: All right. Have a good night.


2.

A: How may I help you?
B: I want to return this video.
A: Is that all you need?
B: I also need to check these books out.
A: Anything else?
B: That's everything.
A: I need your library card.
B: I have it. Here you go.
A: Do you need anything else?
B: That's everything.
A: Your books are due back two weeks from today.
B: Thank you. Good night.


3.

A: May I help you?
B: I would like to return this book.
A: May I do anything else for you?
B: I would also like to check out these books.
A: Will that be all?
B: That's it.
A: Do you have your library card?
B: Oh, yeah. Here you go.
A: Will that be all for today?
B: That'll be all.
A: Your books are due back in two weeks.
B: Thanks. Have a good one.

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 7. Borrowing a Book from Another Library


1.

A: What can I do for you?
B: I am trying to find this book.
A: What's the problem?
B: It doesn't seem like this library has it.
A: Have you checked the computer?
B: I have already.
A: What did it say?
B: It says the book is on the shelf, but I didn't find it there.
A: I can always borrow the book from another library.
B: You can do that?
A: I'll make the call and contact you when it gets in.
B: That's fantastic. Thank you.

2.


A: May I help you?
B: I would like to find this book.
A: Is there a problem?
B: I don't think you guys have it.
A: You should look it up on our computer.
B: I did that.
A: What came up?
B: It should be on the shelf, but I didn't see it.
A: I can try to get the book from a different library.
B: I didn't know you could do that.
A: I will call you when I find it.
B: I appreciate your help.


3.


A: Do you need help with something?
B: I'm looking for this book.
A: Is there something wrong?
B: I don't see it on the shelf.
A: Did you check the computer?
B: I already looked.
A: Did it say anything?
B: It said that the book is on the shelf, but it isn't.
A: I'm sure I can get it from another library.
B: Could you do that?
A: I'll let you know when I get the book in.
B: That's great. Thank you so much.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 6.Late Fees


1.


A: How may I help you?
B: I need to check these books out.
A: Do you have your library card?
B: Here it is.
A: It appears that you have late fees.
B: Really?
A: Yes, really.
B: How much do I owe?
A: You owe $24.50 in late fees.
B: I don't have that much today.
A: I'm sorry, but until you pay it, you won't be able to check out any more books.
B: I'll pay it as soon as possible.


2.


A: What can I do for you?
B: I want to check out these books.
A: I need your library card.
B: I have it right here.
A: It seems you have late fees.
B: Are you sure?
A: Yes, I'm sure.
B: How much?
A: Your late fees come to $24.50.
B: I don't have that right now.
A: You have to pay it off before you can check out more books.
B: I'll do that soon.

3.


A: May I help you?
B: I would like to check out these books.
A: May I see your library card, please?
B: Yes. Here you go.
A: Apparently, you have unpaid late fees.
B: I do?
A: You owe some money.
B: Exactly how much do I owe?
A: You owe $24.50.
B: I won't be able to pay that right now.
A: Until you pay it, you can't check out books.
B: I will pay it. Don't worry.

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 5. Reserving a Book

1.

A: How may I help you?
B: I couldn't find the book I was looking for.
A: Have you checked the database?
B: I checked.
A: Was it on the shelf?
B: It should have been, but it wasn't.
A: Maybe someone took it.
B: Will you be getting another copy anytime soon?
A: I'm sure we will.
B: Would you be able to reserve it for me?
A: I sure will.
B: Thank you very much.

2.

A: May I help you?
B: I can't find the book I want.
A: Why don't you try looking at the database?
B: I checked it already.
A: Do we have it available?
B: It wasn't there.
A: I guess it is lost.
B: Will you be getting another copy?
A: Yes, we will.
B: Could you reserve a copy for me?
A: I can do that.
B: That's great. Thanks a lot.


3.

A: What can I do for you?
B: I was looking for a book, but I couldn't find it.
A: Did you check our database to see if it was on the shelf?
B: I already did.
A: Is it on the shelf?
B: I didn't see it.
A: Apparently somebody took that book out of the library.
B: Will you ever get another copy?
A: We will definitely be getting another.
B: Could you please reserve it for me?
A: That won't be a problem.
B: Thanks. I really appreciate that.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 4. Asking the Librarian for Assistance



1.

A: How are you doing today?
B: Good. Thanks for asking.
A: What may I do for you?
B: I need help with something.
A: What do you need help with?
B: I am looking for a newspaper article.
A: Have you looked in the periodicals?
B: I didn't even think about that.
A: I can show you where they are.
B: That would be a lot of help.
A: Follow me, please.
B: Thank you so much.


2.

A: How are you?
B: I'm great. Thanks.
A: Did you need something?
B: I need your help.
A: How may I help you?
B: I need to find this newspaper article.
A: Have you checked the periodicals section yet?
B: I forgot about that section.
A: If you'd like, I can show you where to find it.
B: Could you do that?
A: Follow me.
B: Thank you for all your help.

3.

A: How's it going?
B: I'm fine. Thank you.
A: Do you need anything?
B: I need you to help me.
A: What can I do for you?
B: I am looking for an article in a newspaper.
A: Did you check the periodicals?
B: I didn't even bother to think of that.
A: I'll show you where to find your article.
B: I get lost in this library.
A: It's right this way.
B: Thanks a lot for your help.

Monday, January 8, 2018

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 3. Asking Questions at the Information Desk


1.

A: What can I help you with today?
B: When does the library close?
A: The library closes at six o'clock.
B: Does it close at that time every day?
A: Not always.
B: Is the library open on Saturdays?
A: Yes.
B: What time do you open and close on Saturday?
A: The hours are from 9 am to 6:30 pm.
B: Okay. Thank you very much.
A: Do you need anything else?
B: No, that's all. Thanks.

2.

A: May I help you?
B: What time will the library be closing?
A: It closes at six.
B: Does it always close at six?
A: No, not every day.
B: Will the library be open on Saturday?
A: Absolutely.
B: What are your hours on Saturday?
A: Saturday's hours are from nine in the morning to six-thirty at night.
B: All right. Thank you.
A: What else can I help you with?
B: That's it. Thank you.

3.

A: What can I do for you?
B: I need to know what time the library closes.
A: The library will be closing at six.
B: Does it close at six every day?
A: No, it doesn't.
B: Are you guys open on Saturdays?
A: Yes, we're open on Saturdays.
B: What time does the library open and close on Saturday?
A: We open at 9 am and close at 6:30 pm.
B: That's cool.
A: Can I help you with anything else?
B: That's everything. Thanks.

Part 2: At the Library - Lesson 2. Applying for a Passport


1.

A: What may I do for you?
B: I need to get a passport.
A: You will need to apply for one.
B: When will I be able to do that?
A: You can do it right now, if you'd like.
B: That's fine.
A: Please fill out this application.
B: Then what do I do?
A: I just need to take your picture.
B: How long will it take for my passport to be ready?
A: You will get it in a few weeks.
B: That's perfect.

2.


A: How may I help you?
B: I want to get a passport.
A: You need to apply for a passport.
B: When can I apply for it?
A: You can apply right now.
B: I'd like to do that.
A: Fill this out, please.
B: What's next?
A: I will need to take your passport picture.
B: When will my passport be ready?
A: It will take about three weeks.
B: That's great. Thank you.

3.


A: What can I do for you?
B: I need a passport.
A: You can apply for one here.
B: When can I do that?
A: If you like, you can apply right now.
B: That would be great.
A: I'm going to need you to complete this application.
B: What else do I have to do?
A: Then I will take your picture for your passport.
B: How long will it take?
A: Your passport will be ready in a few weeks.
B: Thank you. That's perfect timing.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Part: At the Library - Lesson 1. Applying for a Library Card


1.

A: What can I help you with today?
B: I need to check out this book.
A: Do you have your library card?
B: I don't have one.
A: Would you like to apply for one right now?
B: That's fine.
A: I'm going to need you to fill out the application.
B: All right. All done.
A: All right, now please sign the back of the card.
B: Okay. I've signed it.
A: That's all there is to it.
B: Great. Now can I check out this book?


2.

A: May I help you?
B: Could I check out this book?
A: Let me see your library card.
B: I need to get one.
A: You can apply for one right now, if you'd like.
B: Okay. Let me do that right now.
A: Could you fill out this application?
B: I'm finished. Here you go.
A: Could you please sign the back of the card?
B: All right.
A: That's it.
B: Now may I check this book out?

3.

A: What do you need?
B: I would like to check out a book.
A: I'm going to need your library card.
B: I don't have a library card.
A: Why don't you apply for one right now?
B: Sure. That would be great.
A: Please fill out this application.
B: Okay. Here you go.
A: Now, sign your name on the back of the card.
B: Here you go.
A: Here's your library card.
B: Thanks. Now I'd like to check out this book.

Part:College Life - Lesson 24. Fighting a Parking Ticket

1.

A: Hey, I got this parking ticket; can you help me figure a way out of it?
B: First of all, did you park somewhere too long or in the wrong spot?
A: I was there too long.
B: Was the area clearly labeled with the time limit and all?
A: Yeah, I saw it.
B: You will need to convince the judge that you couldn't see the signs.
A: Yeah, I understand.
B: Whatever you do, you need to be respectful and polite to the judge.
A: Yeah, you're right.
B: Just try to talk to him about how IF you made a mistake that it won't happen again.
A: OK, I will.
B: Good luck!


2.

A: Man, I got another parking ticket. I am so unlucky--what can I do?
B: Was your car where it wasn't supposed to be, or did you stay there too long?
A: I was in an area where I wasn't supposed to park.
B: Could you tell where you were supposed to park and for how long?
A: I could tell what I was supposed to do.
B: That's too bad. That means that you can't use receipts or a witness to help you out.
A: I guess not.
B: Try brown-nosing the judge, but don't be too obvious about it.
A: Sure, if it will help.
B: Try and convince him that something was labeled wrong or something.
A: Sounds good!
B: Give it your best shot; it might work.

3.

A: I don't know how to fight a parking ticket.
B: Did you get written up for exceeding the time limit or for parking where you weren't supposed to be?
A: Both.
B: Did you see all the signs and just decide to blow them off?
A: I was confused.
B: Maybe you could explain that you are new and got confused--could you do that?
A: If it might work, I'll go for it!
B: Let the judge see that you are only a poor starving student who won't do it again.
A: I can see how that might work.
B: Without actually saying that the parking ticket guy was an idiot, make it seem as though it was HIS mistake, not yours!
A: I could do that!
B: Try it. It just might save you the price of a parking ticket.

Part:College Life - Lesson 23. Parking at School

1.

A: Can you tell me where I can park?
B: Are you driving a motorcycle or an automobile?
A: I drive an automobile.
B: Fine. You can either park in the student lot or on the street. Do you know what a handicapped space is?
A: Yes, I have seen those spots.
B: Well, when you see the blue spots with the handicapped logo, do not park there unless you have a special permit. Are you going to be parking in the daytime or evening?
A: I park in the evenings.
B: Then you also need to be aware of the time limits on the street signs. Have you seen those signs?
A: Yes, I have seen those signs.
B: The signs always tell you how long you can park there and on what days. Do you know how to read the curb colors?
A: Yes, I know what the curb colors mean.
B: Well, just as long as you realize that red means no parking and white means loading and unloading, I think you know what you need to know.


2.
A: Where should I park?
B: Do you have a car or motorbike?
A: I drive a scooter
B: In that case, you can park either in a student lot or on the street. Are you aware of the marked handicapped spots?
A: No, I haven't seen those spots.
B: The handicapped logo with blue means that you are not to park there unless you have a handicapped permit. Will you mostly be parking during the day or night?
A: I park in the daytime.
B: Make sure you pay special attention to the street signs with time limits. Have you noticed those signs?
A: No, I have not seen the signs.
B: Pay attention to what the signs tell you in terms of time limits and what days you can park there. Do you know what the curb colors mean?
A: No, I don't know what the curb colors mean.
B: Just remember that red means absolutely no parking and white means loading and unloading only. I think you'll be good to go!

3.
A: What is the best place to park?
B: What vehicle do you usually bring to school? Is it an automobile or a motorbike?
A: I drive a motorcycle.
B: OK. That means you can park in the student lot or on the street. Have you seen the handicapped spots?
A: I am not sure what a handicapped spot is.
B: Look for the blue signs and blue marked spaces. Do you usually park in the daytime or the evening?
A: I park days and evenings.
B: Be careful about the time limits on the streets. Have you seen the signs for time limits?
A: What signs?
B: As long as you are careful reading the signs, you will always know how long you can park and what days are OK to park there. Are you aware of the curb colors?
A: What curb colors?
B: If you can remember that red means absolutely no parking and white means that you can only load and unload, you are going to be OK.