2. Visiting neighbours: 31 May, 2020


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Maria: Hello Kim

Kim: Hello Maria, come in.

Maria: Thanks.

Kim: Can I take your jacket, Maria?

Maria: Thanks, Kim.

Kim: Dave, this is Maria, our neighbour. Maria this is my husband Dave.

Dave: Hi Maria. Nice to meet you.

Maria: Nice to meet you too.

Kim: Maria, would you like a drink of orange juice?

Maria: Yes please.

Kim: Take a seat on the sofa.

Maria: Thanks, your home is so lovely.

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It’s question time:

  1. Who are they? … Kim, Maria, and Dave.
  2. Where are they?…..Kim and Dave’s home.
  3. What does Maria drink?….orange juice.
  4. Where does Maria sit down? …on the sofa.
  5. Who is Kim’s husband?…Dave.


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Maria: That’s a nice wedding picture. When did you get married?

Kim: Three years ago in Bluff.

Maria: Are those your parents, Kim?

Kim: Yes, and my brother is standing next to them.

Maria: Who is this in the purple dress?

Kim: That is my sister. How many people are in your family Maria?

Maria: I have three brothers and one sister.

Kim: That is really big. Are you the oldest?

Maria: No, I’m the second oldest.


It’s question time.

  1. When did Kim get married?… 3 years ago.
  2.  Who is in the purple dress? …. Kim’s sister.
  3. How many people are in Maria’s family?… three brothers and one sister.
  4.   Is Maria the oldest in her family?… No, she’s the second oldest.
  5. Where did Kim and Dave get married? …In Bluff.


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Kim: So Maria, how is everything going?

Maria: Great, we are very happy here. We just got a dog.

Kim: Really? Is it a boy or a girl?

Maria: It’s a boy, and his name is Max.

Kim: What colour is he?

Maria: Max is brown.

Kim: What kind of dog is he?

Maria: He is a golden lab. Kim, Is there a vet near here?

Kim:  Yes, there is a vet one block away from here.

Maria: Great, thanks.


Question time: Can you answer these questions?

  1. What pet does Maria have?…… a dog.
  2. What colour is Max?……brown – golden brown.
  3. What kind of dog is Max?… He is a golden lab.
  4. Where is the vet? …It’s one block away.


It’s Quiz time:  Can you say two words?

  1. Can you say two drinks?……orange juice and water
  2. Can you say two family members?…….. mother and father
  3. Can you say two towns?………….Bluff and Gore
  4. Can you say two pets?…………..dog and cat.

That’s all for English time today.

Thanks for listening and see you next time.



1. Introductions & neighbours: May 24, 2020


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Kim:  Hello!

Maria: Hi

Kim: My name is Kim, what is your name?

Maria: My name is Maria, and my husband is Tim.

Kim: Maria, where are you from?

Maria: We’re from Colombia, and you?

Kim: I’m from Invercargill. What do you do?

Maria: We’re cleaners, and you?

Kim: I work at the supermarket.

Maria: Oh, it’s raining. It was nice talking, see you next time, bye.

Kim: Yes, I have to go now, see you next time.

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It is question time. Can you answer these questions?

  1. Who are they? … Kim and Maria.
  2. Where are Maria and Tim from? Colombia.
  3. Where is Kim from? New Zealand.
  4. What does Maria do? She is a cleaner.
  5. What does Kim do? She works at the supermarket.
  6. How is the weather? It is raining.

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Kim: Oh, hi Maria! It is a lovely day today!

Maria: Hi Kim, yes it is sunny. What are you doing now?

Kim: Oh, I’m going to exercise.

Maria: So where are you going?

Kim: I’m going to bike in the park.

Maria: Oh really, I like walking in the park in Autumn.

Kim: It’s a lovely park, and so big.

Maria: Well, I’ll see you later…. when will you be home?

Kim: I’ll be home in two hours…about 3 pm ..I’m going to the post office too.

Maria: OK, see you after 3 o’clock.


It’s question time. Can you answer the questions?

  1. Who are they? …Maria and Kim.
  2. What is Kim going to do?…She is going to exercise.
  3. How will Kim exercise?…She will bike in the park.
  4. When will Kim get back home? In two hours…. around 3 pm.
  5. How is the weather?…It is sunny.

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Kim: Good Morning Maria, how are you?

Maria: Good thanks, and you?

Kim: I’m good. I’m driving to work in five minutes..(8 am). Do you want a ride?

Maria: Thanks, but I like to walk to the school, and then to work.

Kim: Oh, it’s going to rain, so take your jacket.

Maria: Ok, I’ll do that. Can we talk after work?

Kim: Yes, we can if you like. I’ll be home at 6 pm.

Maria: Great, see you then. Bye.


It’s question time. Can you answer the questions?

  1. What time is it?…It’s 8 o’clock in the morning.
  2. Where is Kim going? She’s going to work.
  3. How is she going there? By car, she will drive her car.
  4. Where is Maria going? She is going to school, then work.
  5. How will Maria go to work? On foot, she will walk.
  6. What time will they meet? After 6 pm.


It’s quiz time. Can you say two words?

Can you say 2 people?………Kim and Maria.

Can you say 2 countries?…..Colombia and New Zealand.

Can you say 2 jobs?……….Cleaning and supermarket worker.

Can you say 2 kinds of weather?………rainy and sunny.

Can you say 2 cities? Invercargill and Auckland.

Can you say 2 kinds of exercise? Cycling and walking.


Thanks for joining in. See you again next week!