20. I need some advice, What do you think? Can you help me? 29 Nov, 2020

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I need some advice

A: This is Advice Line, how can I help?

B: Hello, this is Brad. I’m 18 and I love my mum and dad a lot, but sometimes I think I disappoint them.

A: Well, Brad, let’s see. I think there are plenty of things you can do. I know everybody likes compliments, even your mother and father. Why don’t you compliment them on things they have done, and take time to talk to them and listen. It’s important to be a good listener. I think if you do all that, they’ll think you are a great son.

B: Ok, thanks.

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Question time:

  1. What does Brad want?…. to be a better son.
  2. What advice does Tess give?…. to give compliments and to talk to them.
  3. What is  very important?.. to be a better listener.

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#2

What do you think?

A: Hello, this is advice line. How can I help you?

B: Hello, this is Sally. How can I be a better friend?

A: OK, good question. Friendship is very important and you  have to work at it all the time. You may want to ask your friends questions, as it shows that you are interested in them. When it is their birthday, celebrate it with a small gift, such as a card.

B: Ok, great ideas, thanks, I’ll give them a try.

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Question time:

  1. What does Sally want?… to be a better friend.
  2. What advice does Tess give?… to show an interest in them by asking questions.
  3. What is another piece of advice?… to buy a birthday card, or a small gift.

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#3

Can you help me?

A: Hello, this is advice line, how can I help?

B: Hi, I’m Bob, I just got a new job. I want to know how to be a good employee. See, I want my boss and co-workers to appreciate me.

A: OK, great Bob. Well, work is an important part of our lives. So, first of all, don’t be afraid to say I don’t know, or can you help me? You need to remember that everyone makes mistakes and when you make mistakes, just try to learn from them.

B: Well, should I try to do things like go to work very early in the morning?

A: Oh, no no. You don’t have to do that, but if you get to work just a little early is a good idea.

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Question Time:

  1. What did Bob just get?…a new job.
  2. What does he want?… He wants to be appreciated at work.
  3. What should he say if he wants help?… Can you help me?

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19. Future plans, making plans & ambitions: 15 Nov, 2020

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#1

Future Plans

A: So Simon about the future…what will you do next?

S: I really want to go hiking…There are some great tracks near here.

A: Yes, there are, and what will do you do after that?

S: Let’s see… I’m going to look for a job.

A: I see, so what kind of job will you look for?

S: I’d like to work on a farm near here, so I can be near my family.

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Question Time:

  1. Who is he?…. Simon.
  2. What does Simon what to do next?…Go hiking.
  3. What kind of job will Simon do?… A farm job.

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#2

Making Plans

A: Now Simon do you think you’ll get married soon?

S: Me? I’m only 20…I don’t want to get married until I’m 25…I still have a lot of things to see and do.

A: Ah…that sounds interesting. Is there anywhere special you want to go?

S: Well…I’d like to see a few famous sites…I’m interested in history.

A: And in the future… how many children do you think you’ll have?

S: Hmm, let’s see…I don’t know, maybe four.

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Question time

  1. Is Simon married?….No
  2. When does he want to get married?…. 25
  3. How many children does he think he would like?…Maybe four.

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#3

Home and ambitions

A: So Simon, what kind of home would you like?

S: Umm, let’s see…ah, a nice home in the city.

A: Yes, you’ll need a large home for a big family.

S: Yes, one with a big back yard.

A: And were do you see yourself in the future?

S: Well, I want to start a small successful company.

A: So, what kind of company are you thinking of?

S: I’m still deciding on it.

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Question Time

  1. Where does he want to live?…. In the city.
  2. What size home does he need?… A large home.
  3. What will he start in the future?…A small successful company.

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That’s all for today. There is just one more English Time class to go.