13. Winning free tickets & going to a steak restaurant: 23 August, 2020.

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Winning Free Tickets

Maria: You look very excited!

Tim: Yes, I won free tickets to the Fern Hill Steakhouse!

Maria: Really? Wow, how did you win the tickets?

Tim: I answered a question on the ABC Radio Show.

Maria: Well done! You are very lucky.

Tim: Thanks. When would you like to go out for dinner?

Maria: How about tonight?

Tim: OK. I’ll make a reservation at 7 pm for two.

Maria: That sounds great.

Tim: “Hello, I’d like to make a reservation for two at 7 pm tonight.”

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Question Time:

  1. Why is Tim very excited?…He won free tickets to The Fern Hill Steakhouse.
  2. How did he win free tickets?….He answered a question on the ABC radio show.
  3. What time will they go out for dinner tonight?…7 pm.

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At the Fern Hill Steakhouse

Waiter: Good evening.

Tim: We have a reservation for 7 pm

Waiter: Yes, follow me please. Can I get you something to drink?

Tim: We’d like two orange juices please.

Waiter: Here are your drinks. Are you ready to order?

Tim: Yes, we’ll have two New York Steaks, please.

Waiter: How would you like them?

Tim: I’ll have mine medium, please.

Maria: I’ll have mine well-done, thanks.

Waiter: That comes with a potato, soup or salad.

Maria: We’d like potatoes and salad, please.

Waiter: Will that be all?

Tim: Yes, thanks.


Question Time:

  1. What is the name of the restaurant?…..The Fern Hill Steakhouse.
  2. What do they want to drink?…..Orange Juice.
  3. What do they have with their steaks?….Potatoes and salad.


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The Food Arrives

Waiter: Here you are. Two New York Steaks with potatoes and salad.

Tim: Thanks.

Waiter: How are your steaks?

Maria: They’re perfect thanks.

Waiter: Would you like some more bread?

Maria: Yes, please.

Waiter: Would you like some dessert this evening?

Maria: No thanks. I’m full. Can I take this home?

Waiter: Yes, I’ll get your a take-home box.

Tim: That was an excellent dinner, thanks.

Waiter: Here you are.

Maria: Thanks.


Question Time:

1. How are their steaks?….They’re perfect.

2. Do they want more bread?….Yes, they do.d

3. How does Maria take home some food?….. In a take home box.


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12. Talking about hair, getting a haircut & at the DVD store: 16 August, 2020


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Talking about Hair

Maria: Hi Tim, your hair is getting a little untidy.

Tim: It must be time for a haircut.

Maria: When will you get it cut?

Tim: I can get it cut this afternoon.

Maria: So where will you go?

Tim: There is a popular barber on Blue Street. It’s D.J’s Barber Shop.

Maria: How much do they charge?

Tim: $22.50.

Maria: That’s reasonable. Let’s go together. I want to shop nearby.

Tim: Ok, let’s go at 5 pm.

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Question Time

  1. Who has untidy hair?….. Tim.
  2. Where will he get his hair cut?….D.J’s Barber shop.
  3. Where is D.J’s Barber shop located?…..Blue Street.

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Getting a hair cut

Barber: Hello, how can I help you?

Tim: I need a haircut.

Barber: Please have a seat.

Tim: Thank  you.

Barber: How would you like your hair cut?

Tim: Just a trim please.

Barber: Do you live in Invercargill?

Tim: Yes, I do. I live in Heidelburg with my wife.

Barber: So how does it look?

Tim: It looks great.

Barber: Do you want me to wash your hair?

Tim: No thanks. I’ll do it at home. How much do I owe you?

Barber: $23.

Tim: Here you are.

Barber: Thanks. Have a nice day.


Question time

  1. How does Tim want his hair cut?……Just a trim.
  2. Does Tim have his hair washed?…..No, he doesn’t.
  3. How much did his haircut cost?….$23.

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At the DVD store

Maria: Tim, what do yo want to watch tonight?

Tim: How about Mystery 101?

Maria: Excuse me, do you have Mystery 101?

Assistant: Let me check….I’m sorry, it’s checked out.

Maria: Thanks anyway.

Tim: Let’s look at the new DVD’s.

Maria: This looks interesting. It’s called Finding Your Feet. What do you think?

Tim: I’ve heard it’s very good. Let’s get it.

Assistant: May I have your membership card please?

Maria: Here you are.

Assistant: Please return it tomorrow. That’ll be $5.

Maria: Here’s $5.

Assistant: Here you go. Enjoy the movie.

Maria: Thanks.


Question Time:

  1. What movie was checked out?…. Mystery 101.
  2. What movie do they borrow?…. Finding Your Feet.
  3. How much is it to hire a DVD?……$5.



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