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hello everyone today we are going to

learn English greetings first we'll go

over the basics and the most common ways

to greet someone in English I'll give a

variety of example sentences greeting

someone you have never met hi my name is

Steve it's nice to meet you you can

respond to this by saying it's a

pleasure to meet you I'm Jack another

common question to ask is what do you do

for a living you can respond to this by

saying I work in a restaurant I work in

a bank I work in a software company I am

a dentist

usually you will not need to ask for a

name it is implied that each person

should say their name but in case they

don't you can ask what is your name many

times I don't hear the name if you would

like for them to repeat their name you

can say what was that again excuse me

pardon me

greeting someone you know hey John how

have you been hi Bob how are you hi

Nancy what have you been up to

Andy it's been a long time how are you

man

if you meet someone unexpectedly you can

say hey Jack

it's good to see you what are you doing

here or what a surprise I haven't seen

you in a long time

how have you been if you see the person

at a restaurant you can say do you come

to this restaurant often or at the movie

theater

what movie did you come to see

appropriate responses hi Steve my name

is Mike it is nice to meet you as well I

heard a lot about you from John he had a

lot of good things to say Wow how long

has it been it seems like more than a

year I'm doing pretty well how about you

the typical response to this type of

greeting is simple not too bad if asked

what you have been up to you can respond

with same ol same ol or the same as

usual

here are some other example responses

I'm pretty busy at work these days but

otherwise everything is great I'm doing

very well

I finally have some free time I just

finished taking a big examination and

I'm so relieved that I'm finally done

with it restaurant responses I've been

here a couple of times but I don't come

on a regular basis

I come pretty often this is my favorite

restaurant I can't believe we haven't

seen each other before I come here at

least twice a week movie response I came

here to see matrix revolution how about

you

greeting example conversations let's

look at several example conversations

then we can move on to the practice

section personai hi my name is Steve it

is nice to meet you person B I'm Jack

it's a pleasure to meet you Steve person

a what do you do for a living Jack

person B I work at the bank

personai what is your name

person B Jackson person a what was that

again person a hey John have you been

person B what a surprise

I haven't seen you in a long time how

have you been

person a I'm doing very well how about

you person B I finally have some free

time I just finished taking a big

examination and I'm so relieved that I'm

done with it

person a hi Nancy what have you been up

to person B the same old same old or the

same as usual

how about you person a I'm pretty busy

at work of these days but otherwise

everything is great person a and E it's

been a long time how are you man person

B what a surprise I haven't seen you in

a long time how have you been person a

do you come to this restaurant often

person B I've been here a couple of

times

but I don't come on a regular basis

the next lesson is the interactive

practice section if you would like to

repeat this lesson or previous lessons

feel free to go back and study as many

times as you need when you are ready go

to the practice section

greeting interactive practice hi how are

you doing I'm doing great

how about you not too bad do you come to

this restaurant often I've been here a

couple of times but I don't come on a

regular basis what have you been up to

I'm pretty busy at work these days but

otherwise everything is great

well have a good evening you too it's

nice to meet you my name is Jack I'm

Steve it's a pleasure to meet you what

was your name again

Steve so Steve what do you do for a

living

I work at the public library how about

you

I'm a university student

that's great it was nice meeting you

yeah it was a pleasure meeting you

hey Jack it's good to see you

Wow how long has it been it seems like

more than a year I'm doing pretty well

how about you not too bad

what movie did you come to see I came

here to see matrix revolution how about

you I'm going to watch Finding Nemo Ford

general phrases

there are a couple of situations you can

express to someone that you are bored

most commonly you will call a friend and

tell them that you are bored or ask them

to do something together the other time

is when someone asks you how you are

doing we will cover both situations in

this session general phrases I'm dying

from boredom I hate being bored I don't

have anything to do my life is so boring

life is so boring

I'm just watching TV until I find

something to do

I was born all weekend

I am so bored today I get bored very

easily

I get bored all the time a common place

to get bored is when you have to visit

family members

it's always boring whenever we go to our

relatives it's nice to visit my

grandmother but it gets boring after a

couple of hours

my cousins are so boring all they do is

watch TV there's nothing to do in the

countryside I'm always bored of their if

you think you are a boring person here

is a way to say that you are boring I

think I'm a little boring I'm a boring

person boring can be used to describe

someone he is a boring person his

personality is very boring

it's boring whenever she's around

using board to answer a question is very

common here are some general questions

that someone might ask

how was your trip how was your vacation

how was your weekend how was the lecture

how was the class

how was the game any of these types of

questions can be answered with a simple

answer it was pretty boring it was

boring I didn't do much

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it wasn't as fun as I thought it was a

little boring

I was bored most of the time because it

was disorganized we had too much extra

time I was bored during our free time

bored calling someone the conversation

when you call someone might sound

something like this hello hi Jane

this is Jill do you have time to talk hi

Jill sure I was watching TV what are you

watching I was just watching a rerun

with friends how about you what are you

doing nothing much I really wanted to

start studying for the psychology test

coming up but I can't seem to motivate

myself as you can see even though Jill

is very bored she didn't say that she

was bored to sensitive people they can

misinterpret the situation if I am bored

and I call you then that could mean that

I am only calling you because I have

nothing better to do so if you are not

very close friends it is better to say

something like nothing much instead of I

am bored

if you are very close friends with

someone then the conversation can be

more direct and honest

what are you doing I'm doing the laundry

I'm so bored I have nothing to do why

don't you come over and help me with the

laundry I'd rather do my own house

chores hey you want to take a break from

your housework and you have coffee at

Starbucks with me

sure that sounds great I'll meet you

there in 30 minutes

bored boring work a different situation

you can tell someone you are bored is

when you are simply talking with a

friend concerning a part of your life

that is boring for example if you have a

boring job you can explain to your

friend how boring it is

how is your work these days worth is so

boring that I'm going crazy

I ran out of things to do and management

is too busy to give me more work I tried

to find things to do but with no luck

I'm basically sitting in my chair

pretending to work that sounds so boring

tell me about it time goes slow when

you're bored I'd rather be busy then at

least the day would go by faster

similar type of boring work is when

doing something that is routine some

sentences expressing boring work are I'm

doing the same thing over and over again

my work is so repetitive that I am

getting bored of it

my work does not interest me

I am only working to pay the bills

I wish I had your job

because some people are so busy they

envy people who have nothing to do at

work

I'm so bored I have nothing to do at

work I just surfed the internet all day

long

dang I'm so busy at work it's driving me

crazy I really wish I had your job

board interactive practice

hey there what have you been up to

nothing really how about your work

it's so boring there I really wish I had

a different job is it really that bad

yeah most of the time I have nothing to

do but whenever I have something to do

it's boring work because it's the same

old thing why don't you find a different

job then maybe I should

hi Steve what's your plan for tonight

I don't have any plans are you doing

something special

well if you're bored let's plan on

meeting up tonight

that sounds like a good idea should we

invite Bob he's a little boring what do

you mean

well he doesn't drink play video games

pool or really anything the only thing

he talks about is history you do have a

point we'll leave them out tonight

all right let's meet at 8:30 in front of

the University Bookstore perfect I'll

see you later tonight hello hi Jane what

are you doing I'm doing the laundry I'm

so bored

I have nothing to do

why don't you come over and help me with

the laundry

I'd rather do my own house chores hey

you want to take a break from your

housework and have coffee at Starbucks

with me

sure that sounds great I'll meet you

there in 30 minutes

how is your day general statements

this lesson is a little shorter than

others because speaking in the present

tense

is not as common as speaking in the

future or past tense

although speaking in the future tense or

the past tense is more common it is

still important to know how to

communicate in the present tense here

are some example sentences

I see Bob over there by the newspaper

stand I'm going to the library I'm on my

way home I'm going to the bus stop

jack is going to the store Jill is

stopping by now the meeting is starting

now

the manager is waiting for you in her

office tell the receptionist that you

are here to see mr. Quang questions a

very common question you will run into

is how are you doing how is your day

going what are you doing now

to answer these types of questions you

must remember that you are talking about

what is currently going on now so you

must use the present tense here are some

ways to answer the above question

I'm enjoying the beautiful weather

without any worries in the world I'm

playing a video game

on my computer because I have nothing to

do I'm at the grocery store buying

ingredients for tonight's dinner

I'm at the gym working out as you can

see each sentence is starting with I am

instead of I will be or I was we will

discuss past tense and future tense in

the next sessions

more descriptive answers you can give

are the following I'm pretty busy right

now

I'm doing my homework because I have an

exam tomorrow

my project deadline is coming up so I'm

currently in the process of finishing my

tasks

I'm taking the day off from work today

because I have so many errands I'm going

to the post office to send some packages

to my friends

I'm looking for a job the job market

does not look that great but I can't

give up

I'm applying for a job at a consulting

firm in Taiwan

I'm listening to music while thinking

about my situation

how is your day example conversation

let's use this time now to incorporate

what we have learned so far

hi jack what are you doing hi Mary

I'm filling out a job application

are you finished with school already

no I have one more semester but it would

be great to have a job lined up

how is your day going

quite busy I'm preparing for my

presentation tomorrow on our marketing

strategy I'm not even half done yet

you must be stressed by now that's an

understatement

what are you doing now I'm playing pool

with my friends at a pool hall

I didn't know you play pool are you

having fun

I'm having a great time how about you

what are you doing I'm taking a break

from my homework there seems to be no

end to the amount of work I have to do

I'm glad I'm not in your shoes how is

your day Interactive practice

what are you doing now I'm watching TV

what are you watching

I'm watching friends what are you doing

I'm doing my homework but I really need

to take a break you want to do something

yes but I shouldn't I got to finish my

assignment now all right call me later

then okay bye

where are you going now

I'm going to the bank

aren't you supposed to be at work I'm

working now I'm making a deposit for our

company

where do you work

I work for a restaurant as a controller

Wow

that's great great seeing you I have to

go now I'll talk to you later

hi Steve what are you doing here I'm

meeting a friend here for dinner how

about you I'm on my way home but I

needed to stop by the bookstore to buy a

textbook didn't you finish school yet I

have one more year and then I'm done

what are you majoring in I'm majoring in

sociology how do you like your major I

really find the subject very interesting

I'm enjoying all my classes that's great

I had better go now I don't want to miss

the bus

all right I'll talk to you later

okay see you later

tomorrow's plan I am going to

in the previous lesson we concentrated

on present tense using I am

when we speak in the future tense we can

still use I am but it is important what

follows the two words that will make it

future tense

here are a couple examples

I'm going to see Bob tomorrow

I'm going to meet John at the airport at

6 o'clock tonight

I'm going to go home in an hour I'm

going to the bus stop right after class

I'm going to do that tomorrow

when using going to after I am it is

important that a future indicator is

present for example if I say I am going

to meet John this can also be present

tense that we practiced previously but

if you add a future indicator like at 6

o'clock tonight

then it becomes future tense other

future tense indicators are going to go

going to be I will I have to let's

practice using these words I'm going to

be dead if I don't finish this project

by tomorrow I'm going to go home next

week I'll meet you there at 5:00 I can't

go tonight because I have to work late

tomorrow's plan questions and answers

when asking questions about the future

you can ask questions like

what are you going to do tonight

what are you going to do next week

when do you plan on doing your homework

when are you going to eat dinner

what time do we have to leave for the

airport

what should we do tonight

there are many different questions you

can ask by changing a few words you can

make numerous questions properly about

the future when you are answering

questions that relate to the future

remember to use the future tense here

are some ways to answer the questions

directly above what are you going to do

tonight

I plan on meeting John after dinner

we're going to go to a nightclub I'm

going to take my girlfriend out to

dinner and if we have time we might try

to see a movie what are you doing next

week

since I'm on vacation next week I plan

on going to the Sun to visit some

friends down there next week I have to

go shopping for all the Christmas

presents I have to buy a present for my

dad mom and my two sisters

when do you plan on doing your homework

I think I'm going to do my homework

after I watch the World Cup I don't

think I'll be able to concentrate until

after the game is over

I'm so unmotivated to do my homework but

I'll eventually have to do it so I'll

get around to them probably after dinner

what time do you have to leave for the

airport the flight comes in at 4:30 so I

plan on leaving at around 3:30 the

security is pretty tight so I should get

there early

I plan on arriving there two hours

before my flight what should we do

tonight

after dinner let's go grab a couple of

beers then we can go shopping for a

couple of hours and afterwards we can

rent a video and watch it at my place

I'm pretty busy tonight I have to do

laundry vacuum and then make dinner so I

won't be able to meet you tonight

tomorrow's plan example conversation

let's use this time to incorporate what

we have learned so far

Bob is in the hospital did you get a

chance to visit him I'm going to see Bob

tomorrow I thought you had to meet John

tomorrow I'm going to meet John at the

airport at 6 o'clock tonight

I'm going home now do you want to head

out together

no thanks I'm going to go home in about

an hour

didn't you need to buy a present for

your brother's birthday

I'm going to do that tomorrow

I'm going to go to the bus stop right

after class so I won't have time to meet

you

that's okay we can always get together

tomorrow why do you look so stressed

I'm going to be dead if I don't finish

this project by tomorrow

I thought you had two weeks to finish

this project

I don't have time to explain now I'll

talk to you later since we are done with

school when are you going home I'm going

to go home next week

me too do you want to meet at the train

station on Sunday

sure I'll meet you there at five

practice answering questions

what are you going to do tonight

what are you doing next week

when do you plan on doing your homework

when are you going to eat dinner what

time do we have to leave for the airport

what should we do tonight

tomorrow's plan interactive practice

do you have any plans tonight

I have class until five o'clock but I'm

free after that

do you want to grab dinner

I don't have any dinner plans so that

sounds great

what time should we meet

I need to go to the bookstore first so

let's meet at 6 o'clock

let's go to Everland next week I can't

I'm Way too busy

what are you doing next week

on Monday I'm going to meet my professor

Tuesday I have a job interview Wednesday

I'm going to the dentist and on Thursday

I have to go visit my parents

why are you so busy

I've been procrastinating for a long

time what are you doing over the weekend

I'm going to exercise meet some friends

and then watch TV

who are you going to meet my friend from

middle school is visiting so we are

going to have dinner on Saturday

how long is he going to stay

he is only here for a day

where are you going to eat dinner

I plan on taking him to an Italian

restaurant

yesterday the past general statements

today's lesson is going to target past

tense communication this goes

hand-in-hand with the last two lessons

and changing a few words around can make

a future or present tense sentence into

a past tense sentence to begin here are

a couple of sentences that are common to

say I went to the airport yesterday

I met Bob last week

I was an hour late for my meeting

I went to the bus stop but I was thirty

seconds late a person on the street told

me that the bus just went by

I completed that task this morning

speaking in the past requires past tense

words let's take a closer examination

for the sentences above past tense went

met was completed

present-tense go meet em complete

future tense going to will meet going to

be will complete

as you can see by some of the examples

in the charts some words change when

speaking in the past tense besides some

words that change many times a word with

a leather D or e D at the end changes

the word to past tense here are some

examples

I was being polite so I opened the door

for him I stapled the papers together to

keep them organized the paper ripped at

the bottom so I taped them together

I switched the presence around because I

found out Jane doesn't like red lipstick

I was very interested in the topic so I

paid close attention

the tricky part is to know when to add

ad to the end of a word to make it past

tense

there are some exceptions that cause

confusion for example

I rode my bike to school it would be

incorrect to say I ride it I built the

house from scratch

the incorrect way to say I build it i

sat on the chair next to the emergency

exit incorrect way to say sitted so

remember to use past tense words

correctly or the other person might not

understand what you're saying

yesterday the past questions and answers

when asking questions about the past you

can ask questions like how did you enjoy

the movie

what time did you get home last night

how was your date with Jackie how was

the traffic going to the airport what

have you been up to

how was the party

how come you didn't come to class

yesterday

how did the presentation go here are

some ways you can answer these types of

questions remember to use past tense

because these actions already occurred

how did you enjoy the movie

it was a long movie but overall the

movie was great

I really didn't like the movie it was

slow and boring I enjoyed the movie so

much that I saw it again

what time did you get home last night

I got home at 2:00 in the morning

I didn't make it home until 11:00 last

night I made it home at midnight how was

your date with Jackie the date went so

well we had dinner at a seafood

restaurant and then we saw a movie

together I don't think it went too well

we hardly had anything to talk about

I really thought Jackie was bored to

death the date was all right she called

me this morning to go out again but I

haven't responded yet what have you been

up to I just graduated from school so

I'm happy that I'm done

I met Jackie yesterday and we spent the

evening together in a nice restaurant

the only thing I have done in the last

three months is computer games what did

you do last weekend

last weekend I visited my parents

I went golfing on Saturday I shot a

great score

I stayed home and watched TV all weekend

long

you

how come you didn't come to class

yesterday

I was very sick yesterday

I missed the bus and by the time I got

to campus class was already over

and slept in because I didn't hear the

alarm ring how did your presentation go

it went okay a few of the people asked

some tough questions but overall it was

good I messed up so bad I brought the

wrong folder from my office so I didn't

have any notes it was the best

presentation of the day my boss told me

I was organized focused and spoke

clearly yesterday the past example

conversation

study some examples and then we will be

at the practice session why didn't you

come to my party last night I'm sorry I

couldn't make it I had to go visit my

grandmother at the hospital

oh I'm sorry to hear that is he doing

okay

they just completed a small operation

and the doctor said she should recover

you

did you get a chance to go to that new

restaurant down the street

yeah I ordered the special but the

server screwed up my order

that sucks so what ended up happening

they finally got my stake out but it was

overcooked it was a terrible experience

what did you do last weekend I went on a

date with Sammy

really how was it I couldn't ask for a

better night we talked all throughout

our to our dinner and then we sat by the

river and cuddled into the night didn't

you finish finals week

don't remind me I think I've failed most

of the exams why did you do so terrible

my mind just went blank I think I

overloaded my brain I just couldn't

concentrate during the exams

you

yesterday the past interactive practice

what did you do last night I met some

friends and we had some drinks at the

bar

did you drink a lot I got so drunk that

I don't remember how I got home

why did you drink so much

I was so depressed I just wanted to

forget about everything

how was the airplane ride

it was a 12-hour flight it was so boring

I tried to sleep but it was too

uncomfortable on the plane

how about the movies they play on

international flights I saw both movies

they played I was just unlucky

did you take a book with you

I accidentally packed it with my luggage

that I checked in

what did you do last weekend

I went to a party

how was the party

it was way too crowded and the food was

gone before I got there

what time did you get home

it was pretty boring so I left at 10:00

and got home before 11:00 whether summer

and autumn in this section we will learn

about the four different seasons along

with the difference between Celsius and

Fahrenheit also we will learn about

weather in different parts of the world

in the next session we will practice

more dialogue but this is a good

starting point when learning to hold a

conversation about the weather

summer

depending on the location summer can be

warm and pleasant or unbearably hot and

humid although you will describe summer

in one particular way you should be

aware of how other people describe

summer in different parts of the world

in Nevada Arizona Egypt or other places

that are like deserts people might say

summer is very hot and dry it's not so

bad when we are in the shade

summer is extremely hot the Sun will

burn you if you don't wear sunscreen

because it's not humid it is easy to get

used to in Seattle the summer is the

best season

summer is the only time of year that it

doesn't rain much

summer is like a paradise in Seattle

if summer wasn't so good here I would

move to a different City

in New York Korea or other hot and humid

places people can say summer is both hot

and humid Here I am

always sticky because I sweat so much

during the summer

without air-conditioning I don't know

how I would survive

spring and fall autumn

from my perception I noticed that spring

and autumn are generally pleasant

seasons for many areas of the world I

haven't heard enough to say one way or

another so I can only write down what I

know

my favorite season is autumn

the only reason I don't like the fall is

due to all the leaves I have to rake up

fall is so beautiful because of all the

different color leaves everywhere it

rains a lot around here during the fall

it gets cold in late autumn in our

country autumn is like summer it's hot

and humid my favorite season is spring

because of the budding flowers I love

the spring because it's not cold nor hot

the spring season here causes a lot of

people to sneeze due to all the flowers

appearing many people with allergies

hate to the spring weather winter

winter has many differences between

locations some places might be extremely

cold like Korea New York Alaska

Greenland etc in some places might be

perfect like Hawaii Los Angeles Mexico

and other hot places

hot places that enjoy Pleasant summer

warmth

I don't think we have a winter here

during the winter months it's still 80

degrees so everyone loves the winter

months because it's not too hot

wintertime is the best time to visit

because the temperature is the best

during January

I like to go to Hawaii for my winter

vacations because it's so cold in my

home city cold places it's freezing out

it doesn't snow often but when it does

it stays around for several weeks

because it stays cold for three months

the city will be covered with a layer of

snow because it will never melt

it doesn't get too cold here but it's

always raining and very gloomy the

winter here is cold and dry we hardly

get any precipitation whether Fahrenheit

and Celsius it's unfortunate that some

countries still use the Fahrenheit

system it would be so much easier if

everything was in Celsius but because

the United States still uses the

Fahrenheit system knowing the conversion

of Celsius to Fahrenheit will help when

speaking to Americans how do you convert

Fahrenheit to Celsius

well you subtract 32 from Fahrenheit

multiply it by five and then divide by

nine

how do you convert Celsius to Fahrenheit

you multiply Celsius by 9/5 then add 32

here is an example dialog what is the

average temperature in Seoul during June

it is usually about 26 degrees Celsius

during June

what is that in Fahrenheit that would be

about 80 degrees Fahrenheit usually it

takes some time to convert to degrees

using the conversion method so it's

easier to have general temperatures

already memorized here is a small table

so you can quickly respond when talking

with a foreigner about the temperatures

you don't need to remember everything

but if you know a couple of numbers you

can just change the other numbers

slightly for example if you know that

eighty degrees is about 27 degrees

Celsius then the temperature is 77

degrees you can figure that it will be

about 25 degrees Celsius also you don't

have to be very accurate in conversion

many people just want general numbers

and being off by a half a degree will

not do any harm finally during the

winter months it gets so cold that the

temperature goes below zero degrees

Celsius let's practice a few sentences

using negative numbers how cold does it

usually get in Korea usually around

minus five degrees Celsius but sometimes

it gets as cold as minus 12 degrees how

cold does it get in Alaska

depending on the area but it's common

for the temperatures to be below zero

is that in Fahrenheit or Celsius

aaron height that means it's 20 below

zero remember although numbers below

zero are negative numbers it's not

common to say negative to degrees it's

not wrong to say it and everyone will

understand

however when speaking to many people

almost everyone says minus two degrees

another common way to say it is below

zero is to say two below as in the

example above

whether questions and answers in this

session we are primarily going to

practice speaking key sentences that

will help you carry a conversation about

the weather

asking about the weather

do you know what the weather will be

like tomorrow

do you know if it's going to rain

tomorrow

did you see the weather forecast

what is the weather like in Korea

Seattle Los Angeles

how's the climate in Korea

does it rain much in Denver

how different is the weather between

Kazan and Seoul what is your favorite

season of the year

answering questions about the weather

the weather is supposed to be sunny and

warm tomorrow

it's supposed to rain for the next

several days

I didn't see the news yesterday so I

don't know what the weather is going to

be like

whether in Los Angeles is usually hot in

the summer and mild in the winter it

never really gets that cold

the weather in Kazan is very similar to

Seoul the main difference is that Seoul

gets a little more snow in the winter

and a little hotter in the summer this

is primarily because Busan is right next

to the water my favorite season of the

year is spring it's not too cold and the

anticipation of a good summer puts me in

a good mood statements about the weather

I heard Seattle is a very gloomy city

with so many clouds

the weather is beautiful this time of

year

I hate the rain it makes me feel

depressed

autumn is a great season the summer

months are so humid in Korea

I can't stand the cold winter months

it's a beautiful day today isn't it

I wish the weather was like this every

day it's been raining for five days

straight I wonder when it will stop

raining

I hate the snow the roads are dangerous

to drive in and when it melts the

streets are very dirty

I love snowboarding so I always look

forward to the winter the winter months

are tolerable because I don't mind the

cold

Korea has four distinct seasons

whether long description

we will learn how to speak longer in a

future lesson but if you want to give it

a try now here are two examples question

what is the weather like in Korea

answer well the weather in Korea is

unique with four distinct seasons in the

winter the temperature is about zero

degrees Celsius but because it doesn't

rain much in the winter there isn't much

snow and the air is very dry in spring

the days warm up significantly but the

nights gets a little chilly the summer

has two characteristics it is very hot

and humid most of the time and for about

three weeks or so we have a rainy season

called monsoon it gets very rainy and

windy during that time period but we all

look forward to autumn it is a beautiful

time of year and the temperature is very

pleasant if you plan on visiting Korea I

highly recommend visiting during autumn

question

which season do you like the most

answer

I like summer the most but at the same

time I hate it I like summer because

it's warm I don't mind the heat and I

like the longer days so I can do more

activities like swimming bicycling

rollerblading and many other outdoor

activities

I usually take a short vacation during

the summer so I always look forward to

that however the part about summer I

hate the most is during the monsoon

season I can't tolerate the humidity but

when it gets hot and humid along with

the rain and the wind then it gets

terrible weather interactive practice

hey John it's beautiful out today isn't

it yeah I wish it would be like this

every day

did you see the weather forecast

unfortunately it's supposed to start

raining tomorrow night do you know what

the weather is going to be like tomorrow

it's supposed to be the same as today I

don't think the weather will change much

for the next week or so that's great why

are you so happy do you have anything

planned yeah I'm going to Everland with

my family this weekend so I was hoping

for good weather

I can't believe it is raining so much

it's not really that bad last year we

had floods in four different areas of

the city

really does it always rain so much

during this time of year

this is not as bad as usual during the

monsoon season we usually have rain for

three weeks

today we will learn about small talk

small talk involves many different

topics we will have several sessions on

small talk once we have covered other

subjects such as sports jobs school etc

but for now we will go through the

basics of small talk conversation to

initiate small talk we can use what

we've learned from our previous several

sessions hi Bill how are you doing

I'm doing great how are you doing I'm

doing well myself wasn't that simple if

you studied the material in Prior

sessions this should be real easy for

you now that we have initiated the small

talk it's your responsibility to keep

the conversation going in order to do so

you can talk about anything that is not

too personal let's first ask what the

other person has been doing lately what

have you been up to lately

well I just started to work at the bank

so I'm pretty busy learning everything

you can elaborate on what you have

learned to keep the conversation alive

in this example you are going to ask

more questions about school and work

does that mean you already finished

school I thought you had one more

semester left

I took summer courses so I finished one

semester early

it's great that you got a job I'm really

happy for you

Thanks as you can now tell the

conversation is getting old you have a

choice of ending the conversation or

changing the subject

let's practice ending the conversation

we should get together for lunch

sometime yeah that would be great

I'll call you sometime okay I'll see you

later alright see ya

small talk to example dialogues in this

conversation we initiated the

conversation and talked about the other

person however sometimes you will not

have anything to talk about in order to

keep the conversation alive you should

think about topics such as the weather

hi Mary

oh hi

how are you doing I'm doing alright how

about you not too bad but the weather is

great isn't it

yes it's absolutely beautiful today

I wish it was like this more frequently

me too

so where are you going now

I'm going to meet a friend of mine at

the department store

you going to do a little shopping yeah I

have to buy some presents from my

parents

what's the occasion

it's their anniversary

that's great well you better get going

you don't want to be late I'll see you

next time

sure bye this example is when you run

into someone this is an easy type of

Smalltalk because when you run out of

things to say

you can always say bye there are times

when you don't have that option let's

practice a situation where you cannot

leave such as an interview I go into

depth about the interview communication

in a different section for now I am

going to emphasize the small top portion

of an interview there are times when you

will not have the opportunity for small

talk but in other cases you might have

to talk about general things hi my name

is Josh it's a pleasure to meet you hi

Josh I'm glad to be here

did you have any problems finding this

place

I didn't have any problems I found

directions

on the internet so it was pretty easy to

find

however the traffic was not that great

traffic is never good around here

I agree

it would be great if there was a train

or a subway line that went through here

that would be so great I would

definitely take the train if they had it

trains are great because you can read a

book or get a little rest instead of

having to fight the traffic very true

well let me begin by telling you about

our company this is a good example of

small talk it shows that you are easy to

speak with and most importantly you

found a small connection even though it

was about a small topic such as the

traffic problem in this type of

situation don't feel that you have to

constantly talk if it is not relevant to

the topic it might be better not to say

anything but if you can add on to the

topic it's a good thing the person who

is giving the interview has the control

and that person will direct the small

talk to the interview when the time is

right in my example above have made a

small transition from the traffic and

started the interview process if you are

interested about interviews please go to

the interview section you may now move

on to the practice session

small talk interactive practice hey Paul

what are you doing here how's it going

I'm meeting up with a friend here how

have you been man not too bad I'm still

in school and having a little fun

how are you enjoying mr. Lee's history

class it's so boring tell me about it if

it wasn't a requirement I wouldn't have

taken it how about you what have you

been up to I finished school last spring

I'm searching for a job now

but I'm slacking off I heard the job

market is not that hot right now

I can always take a low-end job but I'm

not that desperate yet well good luck to

you

Thanks it was good seeing you again

yeah I'll catch you later have a good

night

you're John right yes

oh you're in my English class right yeah

I'm Marta well it's good to finally meet

you

how are you enjoying the class I'm not

sure some days it seems okay but other

days I am totally bored in class I know

what you mean I haven't seen the Sun in

two weeks the weather has been pretty

terrible recently

I'm really hoping the weather gets

better

do you have something coming up to tell

you the truth it's just been depressing

seeing so much rain

I don't blame you it has been pretty

gloomy for some time now

this is my stop I'll see you later

I'll see you in class bye

hello everyone today we are going to

practice speaking about movies in

English

movies asking a friend

before you watch a movie you need to

plan ahead with friends either you are

asking a friend to watch a movie or you

are answering in either case we will

cover it here

the following questions and statements

are used when asking a friend to watch a

movie hey John

do you want to or wanna go see a movie

tonight

I'm going to watch Terminator 2 do you

want to join let's go see the matrix

tomorrow what time should we meet at the

theater let's watch a movie after dinner

the Titanic is coming out this Friday

let's go see it if there are not enough

details a response can be in a question

form here are a couple of examples

who is all going who are you watching it

with where are you watching it what time

are you watching the movie normal

answers that sounds great I always

wanted to see that let's go let's meet

at the theater at 4 o'clock sure do you

want to eat lunch together before the

movie I have already seen that movie

what else is playing I can't I have to

work that night the movie sounds scary I

don't like horror movies I really don't

like the actors I'm going to pass movies

example conversation let's look at a

couple of example conversations before

going to the practice section

hey John I'm going to see the matrix

with Peter and Brad do you want to come

when are you guys going we're going to

see the eight o'clock showing that would

be great

where are you guys meeting we're meeting

at the theater at 7:30 great I'll meet

you guys there

hey Jill what's up Mike

I was wondering if you have any plans

for tomorrow night um I don't think I

have anything special for tomorrow why

do you want to see the Titanic with me I

wanted to see that yeah let's go what

time is good for you

how about 7:30 sure I'll meet you at the

theater at 7:00 movies interactive

practice

I hear Batman is supposed to be good do

you want to go see it tomorrow I have to

eat dinner with my family tomorrow

we can watch The Late Show I think it

starts at 9:45

that would be great what time can you be

at the theater by I can be there by 9:15

okay I'll meet you there what are you

doing tomorrow

nothing really let's watch a movie or

something what's on these days I think

they're playing Lord of the Rings that

sounds pretty good let's watch that

where should we meet

how about the subway entrance alright

I'll meet you there at 1:00 o'clock hey

Steve what are you doing these days

just working the same as usual

have you seen sherry no I haven't seen

that yet let's go watch it sometime it's

a weekend and you should take a break

well to think of it that sounds great

I'll give you a call tomorrow about noon

and let you know the time okay I'll see

you tomorrow

see you what should we do this Saturday

Rocky 6 is supposed to come out to this

Friday yeah but I don't know if it's

going to be any good the only reason I

want to see it is because I have seen

the previous 5 true okay let's see it

this Saturday how about we hook up for

lunch at 12:00 and then go see the movie

afterwards

sounds like a plan let's meet in front

of tower records at 12 o'clock movie

types action and drama

there are many different types of movies

you probably know them all in your

language but let's learn what they are

in English also we will learn how to say

a couple of sentences related to a movie

type

if you disagree with the sentence feel

free to change some words around so they

fit what you want to say although there

are many categories we will learn the

most basic ten types of movies action

drama comedy romantic comedy horror

science fiction suspense or thriller

Western commentary or nonfiction

action movies with lots of fighting

shooting exploding

what kind of movie do you like

I like action movies because they're

fast paced

action movies are my favorite

I like all the action movies with a lot

of guns

I like fight scenes that are

choreographed

drama everyone knows drama like Titanic

and Schindler's List what type of movie

do you like I like all sorts of drama I

like movies that play with my emotion

drama movies are great because they are

the most realistic this sad drama movies

that make me cry

movie types comedy and horror

comedy funny movies with many jokes or

actors acting in funny ways

I love all types of comedy because I

love to laugh

comedy is my favorite because it is very

entertaining to me

I like comedy that makes fun of

political things

comedy is so hilarious that I always

enjoy watching them

romantic comedy

funny movies with a strong romantic

theme opposite to action because usually

guides like action in the ladies like

romantic comedies

many people view romantic comedies as

chick flicks

check means girl flick means movie chick

flick is a girly type of movie a movie

a girl will like take your girlfriend to

type of movie or something like that

romantic comedy is funny movies that

involve a lot of romance

I love all the storylines of romantic

comedy movies

or scary movies that will give you

nightmares for three months

when I was a little kid I couldn't sleep

because of horror movies

horror movies are not scary anymore

I have yet to see a horror movie that

really scares me

I hate horror movies because I cannot

sleep I always have nightmares after

watching horror movies so I try to avoid

them

movie types other types science-fiction

futuristic movies like Star Wars Star

Trek theme of time travel superhuman

powers and so on many science fiction

movies are about the future the success

of a science fiction movie is usually

dependent on how much they spend on

special effects after watching a science

fiction movie such as Star Wars I always

wish I lived in the future

Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas are

two great people in the science-fiction

world

suspense or thriller the movie that

intentionally keeps you in a heightened

state I am always on the edge of my seat

when I watch suspenseful movies

I can't stand to watch suspenseful

movies because my stomach always gets

upset

the suspense just kills me it's so

exciting to watch a suspense movie

Western old-time cowboy movies western

movies are not so popular anymore Clint

Eastwood was a popular western actor

western movies show a little bit about

the United States during the early years

watching The Last Samurai I always hoped

an Asian country will make a movie

called the last cowboy

commentary or nonfiction educational and

true commentaries and nonfiction films

are usually educational non-profit

organizations usually create

commentaries supported by the government

popular nonfiction films are about

chimpanzees and gorillas sometimes

nonfiction films are sad because of the

hidden truth that is revealed movie

types interactive practice

what types of movies do you like

I like comedies how about you

action action is fun too

what types of movies do you like

I like all sorts of movies primarily

drama and science fiction that's an

interesting combination

how about western movies Western and

horror are the two types of movies that

I don't care for why don't you like

horror they're entertaining some are

entertaining but I find most of them

stupid and childish for example I don't

understand why a person always goes into

a house alone when something is

suspicious haha I know you mean but it's

just a movie they need the characters to

do that hey you want to see a movie

tomorrow sounds like a good plan what do

you want to see

Legally Blonde

ah my girlfriend wanted to see that

movie I have to take her later so I

don't want to watch it ahead of time how

about the cube

isn't that a scary movie how scary can

it be come on it'll be fun okay I'll

give it a try that's the spirit I'll see

you tomorrow after class okay see you

tomorrow

movie discussion general statements

every time I finish watching a movie I

either ask someone or if someone asks me

what did you think about the movie for

the most part the answer is a simple

line sentence it was alright it could

have been better it was pretty good I

liked it

it was entertaining it was so stupid I

almost fell asleep

lame boring too unrealistic

I can go on for a long time describing

movies I have listed a few so you get an

idea how to answer simple movie

questions movie discussion describing a

movie didn't understand do you remember

the scene when Mary walked into the

dining room

why was she carrying a knife she didn't

use it and the camera focused on it I

can't understand why she betrayed him

the whole movie concentrated on her

trust and loyalty it just doesn't make

sense good scene I love the scene when

Russell Crowe showed his face to the

Emperor after the first gladiator fight

what did you think about the last fight

scene between neo and Agent Smith in the

rain the courtroom scene between Jodie

Foster and Richard Jer was absolutely

amazing great movie that was such a cool

movie it was the best movie I've seen in

a long time any time I see a great movie

I tend to look at my watch

often that's because I don't want the

movie to end

the movie was great I liked everything

about it I'm definitely going to buy the

DVD situational questions what would you

have done would you have taken the

million dollars and give up your wife

for a night would you choose money and

fame or family and stability some movies

are known to be based on the true story

these types of movies are very

interesting because they actually

happened the only reason they are not

considered to be nonfiction movies is

because the director or writer will add

some scenes that didn't happen or change

some facts around so the movie is more

appealing to the masses the conversation

can start from movies such as

Schindler's List when coming out of a

theater I heard a couple talk briefly

about this what did you think about the

movie I thought it was great it was very

powerful how much of it do you think was

true I learned about Germany and World

War two in one of my classes and this

movie showed everything I learned from

class wow it's amazing that these things

have happened in our history movie

discussion example dialogue did you like

the movie it was better than I thought

I liked it that movie

have many cheesy or stupid scenes yeah

I'm glad that they didn't have love

scenes sometimes a love scene destroys a

good movie

I thought the scene where the girl was

washing her hair and Tom Cruise came to

say goodbye

was stupid why did they have to do that

there it didn't make any sense I agree

they didn't need that scene I don't see

the harm in that scene they didn't do

anything or show anything what's the big

deal when you are talking about good

movies versus great movies each and

every scene counts

that's true but besides those one or two

scenes the movie was great I liked

everything about it I really liked the

samurai that was beating up Cruz in the

beginning of the movie the guy second in

command

he was cool too every movie has a guy

like him they tried to make him awesome

even though they don't say much I don't

understand why Tom Cruise went back to

that village if he was the only survivor

wouldn't that make everyone suspicious

about where his loyalties lie

it was clear in the movie that he loved

the place and should the samurais

clearly everyone knows that he isn't a

traitor I would have done the same thing

in his position I think so too

but isn't it suspicious that he is the

only survivor well all the samurais were

looking for a death in battle Cruz

wasn't but only the boss received the

satisfaction of being killed with a

sword nobody else did

true what are we going to order I am

going to have a chicken burger because

of the mad cow disease me too I'm just

having a soup and a salad

favorites what is your favorite

favourites are things that you like the

most

asking questions is the most common way

to use the word favorite here are some

examples who is your favorite singer who

is your favorite person who is your

favorite athlete who was your favorite

ex-girlfriend who was your favorite

elementary teacher you put favorite in

front of the noun just change the word

at the end and you can make dozens of

sentences what is your favorite show

what is your favorite movie what is your

favorite dessert what is your favorite

program what is your favorite class what

was the title of your favorite song what

was the name of your favorite sitcom we

use who and what in our sentences it's

possible to use we're how and when but

the most common is what and who

provide a couple of sentences for the

other words

where is your favorite vacation spot

when is your favorite time of day

how is your favorite noodles cooked it's

not common because even though it is

grammatically correct you can ask the

same question with what what is your

favorite vacation spot what is your

favorite time of day nobody is really

going to notice and it's not a big deal

after this lesson is over

I suggest practicing with what and who

but don't bother with the others it's

not that important

favorite answering questions

to answer these types of questions it is

very easy all you have to do is change

your to my repeats the last portion of

the question and add your answer we'll

practice a couple of times

what is your favorite show my favorite

show is Smurfs

what is your favorite movie my favorite

movie is matrix

what is your favorite dessert

my favorite dessert is cheesecake

who is your favorite singer

my favorite singer is Josh Groban who is

your favorite athlete my favorite

athlete is Tiger Woods who was your

favorite elementary teacher my favorite

elementary teacher was mrs. Mouse

different ways to ask about favorite

things you don't necessarily have to use

the word favorite favorite basically

means what you like the most so you can

ask favorite questions without the word

favorite

what do you like to eat the most my

favorite food is ice cream

what is a childhood memory that stands

out my favorite childhood memory is a

time I went fishing with my dad which

professor do you like the most

my favorite professor is Professor Kim

likewise you can answer questions

without using the word favorite what is

your favorite baseball team I like

Seattle Marino's the most what is your

favorite type of food I love Italian

food especially pasta they are so good

who is your favorite music group

I really enjoy listening to debauch a

mode

favorite interactive practice

what are you doing tomorrow

I'm going to stay home and watch a video

what are you going to watch I rented

last of the Mohican have you seen it

that was one of my favorite movies you

will not be disappointed

what's your favorite food

I like Chinese food the most have you

been to the Chinese restaurant on 44th

Street

no I haven't is it good it's my favorite

Chinese restaurant I believe you will

like it that sounds great

let's go

hey Jack how were your classes this

semester

they were not too bad I really liked my

poly science class

would you consider it your favorite

class

I don't know if I would call it my

favorite but it ranks up to there

what class was your favorite then

I took a business communication class

last year and it was terrific

I never took that yet if it was your

favorite I think I will check it out

hoppy questions and answers

hobbies are a hot topic anytime similar

to favorite things hobbies are favorite

things that you do this is a small

section so let's get started

questions you can ask what are your

hobbies what do you do in your spare

time

what do you like to do

what do you like to do for fun

if you had extra time what would you do

with it

there is not much else you can say

remember that we can create many

different sentences but we want to use

what is most common in spoken English so

we need to stay with the most common

words answering questions

my hobbies consist of golfing reading

novels and watching movies

I like to play computer games in my free

time

if I'm not working then I'm busy

chatting with people on the Internet

during my spare time I like to cook

I'd like to read magazines

in the summer I play golf and in the

winter I go skiing I love every type of

sport making statements I need to find a

hobby I have nothing to do all day maybe

you wouldn't be so lonely if you had a

hobby hobbies are great because it

allows you to do what you most enjoy

although I have many hobbies I wish I

had more time to do more I love to go

snowboarding it's exhilarating I would

go skiing more often but it takes such a

long time to go up to the mountains

I wish golfing wasn't so expensive I

would golf almost every day if I could

afford it

hobbie various questions and answers if

you had all the money in the world what

would you do I would probably find some

hobbies and join an organization that

works for a good cause you just stay

home most of the week don't you ever get

bored a lot of my hobbies are things I

do by myself such as oil painting

sculpting and drawing so actually I have

a lot to do but it's not enough time I'm

so bored I have nothing to do maybe you

should start thinking about some hobbies

is studying considered a hobby studying

is usually associated with school or

work so it's not usually considered a

hobby but if it's not true these

purposes then I guess it can be a hobby

that's just my opinion though

what do you do in your spare time

I do a lot of writing so I write every

chance I get

like many topics in English a

conversation will go towards the content

of the conversation so let's review with

longer dialogues in practice hobby

interactive practice

hey Bob what are you doing I met home

painting I didn't know you painted what

type of painting is it I enjoy oil

painting I learned it in one of my extra

classes in college that sounds so

interesting I wish I learned the hobby

hobbies are never too late to learn they

offer a variety of classes at the local

community college you should look into

them I think I will thanks for the info

hey Joanne what are you up to

I'm just watching some television I'm so

bored I don't know what I'm going to do

today and it is only 10:00 in the

morning me too

do you think we are boring people I

don't think we are boring it's just that

we don't have any hobbies that's right

what do you think we should do as a

hobby that all depends on what you like

to do for example I like to doodle on

the notepad so I'm thinking about doing

some real drawings I like to play the

piano for fun

yeah that can be a good hobby hobbies

are great I'm going to make a list of

all the things I like to do

that's a great idea I'm going to do the

same

exercise questions exercising can be

done in many different ways here is a

small list to get us started walking

jogging running sports aerobics rowing

boat commuting it to work etc here are

some questions do you exercise at all do

you work out what type of exercising do

you do where is a good place to exercise

why don't you exercise where do you

usually jug how long do you take a walk

for how often do you jog where do you do

aerobics how long do you usually run for

everyday exercise walking jogging and

more walking every morning rights when I

get up I like to take a 30-minute walk I

like to take walks with my dog

Golf is a healthy sport because of all

the walking it requires I heard from

some doctors that walking is the

healthiest form of exercise there is a

trail by my house that is perfect for

20-minute walk we usually go to a nearby

lake and walk around it jogging every

night I go to an elementary school

across from my house and jog a few laps

around the playground I go jogging in

the morning when the air is still fresh

some people find jogging stressful but I

find it is an easy way to relieve some

of my stress it feels so good after

jogging for half an hour

I usually dog on a treadmill because

it's convenient sports

we will have another more comprehensive

lesson on sports in a different lesson I

usually play a lot of basketball I get

enough exercise from soccer I like to

play sports because it is a good form of

exercise and allows me to have fun all

at the same time

although bowling is a sport I don't

consider it as a form of exercise I play

volleyball a couple hours a day I

practice baseball with my school team

every day I'm in my high school's track

and field team I'm a long distance

runner

I don't play soccer because it requires

too much running running constantly is a

hard thing to do

others aerobics is an excellent form of

exercise I use a video at home to do my

aerobic sessions I like to do aerobics

because it targets specific areas I get

my exercise from rowing I'm on the

junior varsity crew team I ride my

bicycle to work every day I take the

stairs because it gives me a little bit

of a workout I go to the local park and

ride my rollerblades exercise

interactive practice hi Michael where

are you going nowhere special

I was just taking a walk

for to get a little exercise I'm so out

of shape hey I play basketball with a

bunch of friends twice a week it's great

exercise and it's fun too why don't you

come out and play with us that sounds

great

give me a call next time you guys play

all I do all day is work and watch TV I

really should start thinking about my

health I never thought about it but

you're right what do you think we should

do for starters we should start doing

more outdoor activities that way we'll

get some exercise I was thinking about

taking tennis lessons I always have an

hour to spare in the afternoon what do

you think about that that's not a bad

idea how much is it I heard it is only

about 120 dollars a month for each

lessons playing tennis twice a week will

be a good start

count me in gym exercises lifting

weights professional weight lifters are

called

bodybuilders but since the number of

bodybuilders are not significant we are

going to concentrate more on regular

weights lifting I don't lift weights but

when I see a friend who is noticeably

bigger due to weight lifting weights

these are the types of things I say have

you been lifting you do not need to say

lifting weights when you say lifting

it's understood that you are talking

about weights you got big man how long

have you been lifting other

terminologies for lifting weights are

pumping iron pressing iron pressing

weights working out weight training

hitting the gym gym exercises questions

and answers here are some questions you

can ask

where do you work out what club do you

work out at when do you usually work out

how often do you work out how many hours

do you work out in a day to ask how they

work out or what their routine is you

can ask when you bench how many reps and

sets do you do wrecks are repetitions in

weightlifting terminology this means how

many times they lift in one set do you

do low reps with heavy weights or many

reps with light weights how many sets do

you do when you work out to your arms if

you are the person being asked to these

questions here are ways you can answer I

work out at 24 hour fitness I work out

at Bally's I work out at Samsung health

club I started lifting weights about two

years ago I have been lifting weights

for about two years now I just started

nine months ago I usually work out two

hours a day four times a week I usually

work out every day for an hour I go to

the gym three times a week I go in

every other day I can benchpress 220

pounds I squat 400 pounds I curl 90

pounds I'm trying to gain bulk so I'm

doing low reps with heavy weights I'm

trying to get ripped so I'm doing a lot

of repetitions ripped means to get lines

to show up in the muscle

it's called ripped because when you rep

it a piece of paper you see a line in

the paper where the tear is so a person

is ripped when you can see lines on his

body due to muscles Jim exercises

other methods other ways to workout in a

health club many people lift weights in

a health club but many people also go to

lose weights using machines such as the

treadmill and bicycle machines here are

some things you can say in a

conversation if you fall into this

category when I go to the health club I

usually spend 30 minutes on the

treadmill 20 minutes on the bicycle and

finally 10 minutes on the step master

there is no place to run in the city so

I have to do my running on the treadmill

it always rains around here so I like to

exercise in the gym I usually do the

treadmill but I try to work on the

Nautilus machines at least twice a week

my wife exercises four times a week

my husband can't last 10 minutes on the

step machine gym exercises interactive

practice what do you do besides work and

watching TV when I have some time I like

to exercise do you go jogging or do you

go to a health club I joined Samsung

health club a couple months ago how do

you exercise I usually spend 30 minutes

on the bicycle for the cardio and then I

lift weights for about 45 minutes how

often do you go I want to go four times

a week

but I'm too lazy last week I only went

to workout once

hey Jimmy let's go workout later today

sure what time do you want to go how

about 3:30 that sounds good

today we work on legs and forearm Hey I

just played basketball earlier so my

legs are a little sore

let's workout on arms and stomach today

I'm on a weekly schedule

you're messing everything up come on

we're only switching two days you can do

legs on Friday all right I'll meet you

at the gym at 3:30 then damn Scott you

got big yeah I've been working out a lot

how long have you been lifting weights

for a year and

laughs yeah last time I saw you it was

like two years ago

has it been that long

how often do you go to the gym I usually

go every other day for about three hours

that's a lot yeah I used to work out for

an hour a day four times a week and I

saw no results this is what you have to

do to get noticeable results I don't

think I have the discipline for that

just think of it as a hobby then it's

actually fun introduction and general

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questions please stop and go through the

lessons you failed to answer the only

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practice how are you doing I'm doing

great what movies have you seen lately I

saw Forrest Gump the other day what type

of movie is that the movie type is drama

I can't believe you are watching movies

the weather is great you should be

outside I hate the hot weather I'd

rather stay indoors with the

air-conditioner what else do you like to

do besides watching movies I like to

play computer games read books go

shopping and play pool out of those what

is your favorite my favorite is to play

computer games

what is your favorite computer game my

favorite is Diablo

it used to be Starcraft but it is

getting a little old if you like to play

so much when do you ever exercise

although I hate to exercise I go jogging

at least twice a week that's pretty good

by the way what are you doing next

Saturday I am going to the bookstore I

am having a party Saturday night at my

house if you have time you should come

that sounds like fun

great I'll see you on Saturday okay see

you later hello hi Steve this is Mike

what are you doing oh hi I was just

watching TV there's nothing to watch

right now I know I was watching a rerun

I have nothing to do and I was bored me

too let's get together and do something

I'd like to but I have to meet my

parents in an hour for dinner how about

tomorrow

yeah let's plan something tomorrow did

you hear the weather forecast for

tomorrow I think it's going to be the

same as today clear and sunny that's

great

can do something outdoors then are there

any special events going on tomorrow

yeah I think there's a live outdoor

concert by the river tomorrow oh yeah I

heard about that too let's go check it

out do you know what time it starts it

starts at 1:00 p.m. let's meet for lunch

at 11:30 and afterwards we can head over

there perfect

I'll see you in front of the apartment

at 11:30 Steve is that you yeah what's

going on not much what a surprise to see

you here

yeah it's been a couple of months since

I saw you what have you been up to I

just started working out really where do

you work at it I joined Samsung health

club last month

what do you mostly do during your

workout I concentrate mostly on my legs

chest arms and stomach I should start

exercising more it's hard to work while

exercising but it's a great feeling when

I get done I have a running machine at

home I used to use it but I already got

sick of it exercising at home is hard

the environment is not suited for

exercising if I want to

exercise I will need to join a gym I

have a couple of guest passes you want

to check out my health club that's a

good idea let's go over the weekend

great I'll call you Saturday morning all

right

I'll talk to you later okay bye the

weather is terrible

yeah it's been raining a lot these days

I have been watching a lot of videos at

home because of the constant rain

have you heard when it's supposed to get

better I saw the weather reports and

it's going to rain for the next eight

days

that sucks so much what are we going to

do I'm getting pretty bored we should do

something despite the rain I'm with you

what do you have in mind I haven't been

to the mall in a long time let's go

there that sounds good

they have a movie theater there so if we

get bored we can watch a movie

great I'll stop by your place now okay

don't forget to bring your umbrella the

rain can start up anytime

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