Battle 1 

Listening and Reading (American)

Part 4

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31  - Hello. Is this your first time here?
- Yes, it is.
- Do you live near here?
- No, I don’t. I live downtown.
- Oh, nice. So, do you want long hair? Short hair?
- I don't know. Something different.
- Do you want a coffee?
- No, thanks. I don’t drink coffee.
- Do you want a magazine?
- Yes, please. Oh, look. Angelina Jolie’s children.
- Do you have children?
- Yes, I do. I have two boys.
- How old are they?
- Eight and ten.

- It’s very short.
- Don’t worry. Wait.

- OK. Do you like it?
- No, I don't. It’s terrible.

32  - What do you do, Wendy?
- I’m a lawyer.
- That’s great. Where do you work?
- I work in an office downtown.
- Do you like your job?
- No, I don’t. I work Monday to Friday, and Saturday.

- Are you here on vacation, Sonia?
- Yes, I am. I’m from Boston.
- What do you do in Boston?
- I’m a waitress.
- That’s great.
- Yes, I like it. I don’t work in the mornings!

 

- Where do you work, Brad?
- I work in a school near here.
- Oh. Are you a teacher?
- No, I’m not. I’m an assistant.
- Do you like your job?
- Yes, I do. The people are great.

 

- Where do you work, Mark?
- I work at a hospital downtown.
- Oh. Are you a doctor?
- Well, uh, I’m a nurse.
- Oh, OK. That’s good. Do you like it?
- No, I don’t. I work very late in the evenings.

33  - Good morning!
- Hello. Geary Street, please.
- OK. The traffic is bad this morning.
- Yes. It’s terrible.
- Do you live in San Francisco?
- Yes, I do.
- Are you OK? What’s the problem?
- I don’t like my new haircut.
- Why not? I like it.
- Really? Do you like it?
- Yes, I do. It’s great!
- Thanks.
- OK. We’re on Geary Street now.
- Great. Please stop over there, at Macy’s. I want a new bag.
- OK. That’s $14.50.
- Here’s $17. Keep the change.
- Thanks a lot! Have a nice day.

34  It’s nine o’clock.
It’s twenty after three.
It’s nine thirty.
It’s ten to ten.
It’s quarter after nine.
It’s quarter to six.

35  - What time do you get up during the week?
- During the week, I get up at 7:00 a.m.
- What time do you go to bed during the week?
- I go to bed at 11:00 p.m.
- What time do you get up on the weekend?
- On the weekend I get up at 10:30.
- What time do you go to bed on the weekend?
- On the weekend I go to bed at 2:00 a.m.

 

- What time do you get up during the week?
- It’s usually about seven, seven o’clock in the morning.
- What time do you go to bed during the week?
- About 12:30 in the morning.
- What time do you get up on the weekend?
- Nine o’clock.
- What time do you go to bed on the weekend?
- Probably closer to 2:00 a.m.

 

- What time do you get up during the week?
- During the week I get up at eight or nine o’clock in the morning.
- What time do you go to bed during the week?
- During the week I go to bed at 11:00 or 12:00 at night.
- What time do you get up on the weekend?
- On the weekends I get up at eleven o’clock in the morning.
- What time do you go to bed on the weekend?
- I go to bed on the weekends at one o’clock in the morning or two o’clock in the morning.

 

- What time do you get up during the week?
- During the week I get up at quarter to seven.
- What time do you go to bed during the week?
- During the week I go to bed at quarter to eleven.
- What time do you get up on the weekend?
- On the weekend I get up at around noon.
- What time do you go to bed on the weekend?
- On the weekend I normally go to bed around 3:00 a.m.

 

- What time do you get up during the week?
- During the week I usually get up around 8:00 a.m.
- What time do you go to bed during the week?
- And I usually go to bed during the week at around 11:00 p.m.
- What time do you get up on the weekend?
- On the weekends... it usually depends, but I try to get up around 10:00 a.m.
- What time do you go to bed on the weekend?
- Depending on the night, probably around 1:00 or 2:00 a.m.

36  - What time do you get up?
- I usually get up around nine or 9:30.
- What do you do next?
- I check my email.
- Do you take a shower?
- Yes, every morning.
- What do you have for breakfast?
- A banana.
- Do you have breakfast sitting down or standing up?
- Sitting down.
- What time do you go to school?
- It depends. I have class at eleven on Wednesdays. The other days I have class in the afternoon.
- Are you in a hurry in the morning?
- No, I usually have a lot of time.
- Do you like mornings?
- No. No, I don’t.

37 - Tony, what time do you get up on weekends?
- I usually get up late - about ten o’clock or ten-thirty. I never get up early. After that, I always take a shower and have a big breakfast.
- Do you have coffee or tea with breakfast?
- Well, actually, I never drink coffee or tea. I usually have orange juice.
- What do you do after breakfast?
- I usually read the newspaper and listen to music.
- Do you do housework?
- Sometimes. But not usually.
- What do you do in the afternoon?
- Nothing special. I sometimes go to the gym.
- What do you do in the evening?
- I always go out with my friends. We usually go to a party and dance!

38  - Good morning. I’m in New York City. It’s January 1st, so it’s winter, and it’s cold, about one degree. People usually stay inside on cold days, but not these people. They swim! This is John Carson and he’s in the Polar Bear Club.
- Hello.
- John, how cold is the water today?
- The water is about 8°C.
- That’s very cold water. Why do you swim in it?
- It’s fun! We like it.
- How many people are in the Polar Bear Club?
- About 30 people. We have men, women, children, old people, a lot of people.
- How often do you swim in the cold water?
- We do this just one time a year, on January 1st.
- And what do you do after?
- I go to a restaurant and have a hot breakfast and a hot coffee.
- I see. Thanks, John.
- You’re welcome.

39  - Tonya! Hi! We usually don’t talk on Saturdays. How are you?
- I’m fine, Nick…
- That’s great. I’m good, too. I’m at my brother’s house and we’re having a family party.
- Oh, that’s good…
- Yes, everyone is here. Brothers, sisters, my parents, uncles and aunts. It’s my father’s mother’s birthday.
- I see.
- We’re eating grilled meat, fish and vegetables, and my mom is making a salad. Oh, and my aunt is making a birthday cake. The children are playing soccer- they’re very cute.
- It sounds like a great time.
- Yes. Now, I’m sorry. Why are you calling? Is everything OK at the office?
- Well, Nick, I’m calling because we have work today.
- Really? But it’s Saturday.
- We always go to the office on the first Saturday of the month. Remember?
- Uh-oh. Is that today?
- Yes, it is. Everyone is here, and we’re working very hard.
- Oh, no. Tonya, I’m sorry.
- It’s OK. But don’t forget next month.
- OK. I promise. Oh, we’re singing “Happy Birthday” now. Talk to you Monday. Sorry again.
- Bye, Nick.

40  - Amy, what do you do?
- I’m an assistant. I work in an office.
- Do you enjoy your job?
- Well, it’s OK. But it isn’t my dream job.
- So what are you doing today?
- I’m helping my father. He’s a vet.
- I see. And how is it?
- Great. I’m helping cute cats and dogs.

 

- What do you do, Marcus?
- Well, I play soccer.
- You’re a professional soccer player?
- That’s right.
- You already have a great job!
- Well, it’s hard work. And I’m getting old.
- I see. You want a new career.
- Yes. After soccer, I want to be a lawyer. So today, I’m working with a lawyer. I’m writing emails and helping her with her papers. It’s very interesting.

 

- Steve, what do you do?
- I’m a policeman.
- Do you like your job?
- I like it, but I work on the street. In the rain, in the snow, in the hot weather... That isn’t fun.
- And you want to change your job.
- Yes, I want to make computer games.
- Really?
- Yes. I need ideas so I’m playing a computer game now. Look, this game is very good.