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Phone Date

Phone Date

Date: Jul 06 2001

簡介

1. Learn Vocabulary - Learn some new vocabulary before you start the lesson.

2. Read and Prepare - Read the introduction and prepare to hear the audio.

Hi Friends!
I hope that you are all enjoying a wonderful beginning of July. I am happy because it is sunny and warm this week, and I feel happy to be living in such a beautiful place!
This week’s lesson covers a typical way to ask a friend to go out. In the conversation below, Miguel calls his friend Stephanie, to ask her out to see a movie.
Keep in mind that Miguel and Stephanie are very good friends who have known each other for a long time. Their conversation doesn’t show you how to ask someone you don’t know very well on a date, but it is a great indication of how friends typically talk to each other when making plans.

Dialog

1. Listen and Read - Listen to the audio and read the dialog at the same time.

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2. 學習 - Read the dialog again to see how the vocab words are used.

Stephanie

Stephanie

Miguel

Miguel

Stephanie:  This is Stephanie.

Miguel:  Hey Steph, what’s up? This is Miguel.

Stephanie:  How are you?

Miguel:  Not too bad. How are you doing?

Stephanie:  Good.

Miguel:  So, I’m calling cuz, uh, I want to know what you are up to this weekend.

Stephanie:  I don’t think I have any major plans. What’s going on?

Miguel:  Um, well I don’t have big plans either but I, there’s a movie I really want to see.

Stephanie:  Which one?

Miguel:  It’s called “Shrek”. Have you heard of it?

Stephanie:  (Laughs) Yeah. I heard it’s really, really good.

Miguel:  You haven’t seen it though?

Stephanie:  No.

Miguel:  That’s perfect. So, when are you free? Like both Friday and Saturday?

Stephanie:  Yeah, actually, Saturday would probably be better though. Friday would probably be better.

Miguel:  (Laughs) Okay. Why is Friday better?

Stephanie:  (Laughs) Cuz just being tired after work and stuff, I don’t want to go out and do something rowdy. I’d rather do something kind of mellow. Saturday I’d rather go out and…

Miguel:  And party?

Stephanie:  Yeah!

Miguel:  Oh okay. I’m cool with that. So, um what time is good for you?

Stephanie:  Um, I get off work at like four, five somewhere in there.

Miguel:  We might be able to hit a, a matinee.

Stephanie:  Yeah! Good thinkin’!

Miguel:  We can save some dough.

Stephanie:  Yeah.

Miguel:  Alright. Well, why don’t I just give you a call. Or why don’t you give me a call when you get off work and then we can plan where to see it.

Stephanie:  Okay. That sounds good.

Miguel:  Okay, sounds perfect. I’ll talk to you then.

Stephanie:  Okay!

Miguel:  Okay.

Stephanie:  Bye!

Miguel:  Later.

 

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討論

This is a fun conversation to listen to because Miguel and Stephanie know each other so well, and are comfortable enough when speaking to each other to feel completely at ease. When Miguel tells Stephanie that he wants to see “Shrek”, she laughs, and her laugh lets him know that she also wants to see the same movie. When Stephanie changes her mind about Friday or Saturday being the same, Miguel knows before she tells him that she would rather see a movie on Friday and do something a little bit more crazy on Saturday.
There are a few other important things to notice in this conversation. Listen carefully to Stephanie when she answers the phone. She speaks quickly, so it is hard to hear the words, “This is Stephanie.” Also, when Miguel asks Stephanie out, he asks her if she “wants to” see a movie, but it sounds like he is saying, “wanna,” which is a common occurence.
If you have questions don’t forget to post them on the message boards! I hope you all have a great week!
Tanis

 

意見

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Danielecto

Brazil

Why is it that sometimes we don’t get to listen to the audio???

08:16 PM Apr 15 2008 |

randyjsolis

Costa Rica

There is no sound

08:19 PM Nov 09 2007 |

jamalrahbar2003

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Myname is jamal. Im 26 yaers old . Iwant to make friend whit you

04:52 PM Nov 09 2007 |

Virginia

Bahrain

It is very usful ..thanx

03:48 PM Nov 09 2007 |

gyltby

gyltby

China

It is really really good for me, but I can't hear it now, what a pity!

May be I can hear it next time?

Haha, I feel glad to read it again and again.thank you.

02:08 PM Nov 09 2007 |

AGI

Mongolia

I'd like it.

06:11 AM Nov 09 2007 |

anios

Morocco

interesting activity to teach to my students…thank you.

02:08 PM Nov 08 2007 |

Lady_Wamp

Lady_Wamp

Armenia

I lernt many new words thx

04:47 AM Nov 08 2007 |

83ten

83ten

India

i learnt many things, thanking you be helpful to those who are in need.

06:23 PM Nov 07 2007 |

Zandanhuu

Montserrat

Good job. This lesson very useful for me. thank you

12:42 PM Nov 04 2007 |

d.maj

d.maj

Saudi Arabia

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10:42 AM Nov 03 2007 |

mulee

mulee

Ethiopia

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04:37 PM Nov 02 2007 |

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vendolf2k

Canada

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11:00 AM Nov 02 2007 |

myyyyyr

myyyyyr

Germany

easy & interesting

10:11 AM Nov 02 2007 |

pauldorsa

Nigeria

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01:43 AM Nov 02 2007 |

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Turkey

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05:26 PM Oct 31 2007 |

heramanium

heramanium

Azerbaijan

that's good ..

11:12 AM Oct 29 2007 |

angelo15

angelo15

Greece

Well done. It's a really nice topic. It's quite practical and really entertaining….

10:49 AM Oct 27 2007 |

Louoba

Cote D'Ivoire

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12:24 PM Oct 06 2007 |

explorer143

Pakistan

Good One!
I like it!

10:53 AM Aug 04 2007 |

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