10. Helping Grandparents, Morning Tea & A Visit: 26 July, 2020.


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Helping Grandparents

Stuart: Hi Nana, hi Grandad, how are you?

Nana: We’re good. How are you Stuart?

Stuart: I’m good. I’m enjoying the holiday.

Nana: How is your study going?

Stuart: Really well, thanks. Can I help you with those groceries?

Nana: That would be great thank you. Just put them on the kitchen bench over there.

Stuart: Right here?

Nana: Yes, that’s fine. Thank you so much.

Stuart: Is there anything else I can do for you?

Nana: Would you mind taking out the rubbish?

Stuart: Of course not.

Nana: I’m so glad to have a grandson like you, Stuart!

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Question time:

  1. Where is Stuart?……. Visiting his grandparents.
  2. What does Stuart help his Nana with first?……The groceries.
  3. What is the second thing Stuart helps with?……The rubbish.

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Morning Tea

Nana: Stuart, would you like a hot drink and scones?

Stuart: Yes, please.

Nana: Would you prefer coffee or tea?

Stuart: Tea please.

Nana: Do you take milk and sugar?

Stuart: Just one spoon of sugar and milk thanks.

Nana: Stuart, can you see the tea on the top shelf?

Stuart: Yes, I can see it.

Nana: Can you get it down for me please?

Stuart: Yes, here you are.

Nana: Thanks


It’s question time

  1. What food and drink will they have?…..A cup of tea and scones.
  2. Where is the tea?….It’s on the top shelf.
  3. How does Stuart like his tea?….With one spoon of sugar and milk.

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A Visit

Nana: Stuart, here is your cousin John and his wife Janet.

Stuart: Hello! The last time I saw you both was at your wedding.

John: Yes, that’s right.

Stuart: How are you these days?

Janet: We’re great thanks. We’re on holiday right now.

Stuart: Me too.

Janet: How are you Stuart?

Stuart: I’m still studying.

Janet: What do you want to be when you graduate?

Stuart: I want to be an engineer.


It’s question time

  1. Who visits?…..John and Janet.
  2. Who is Stuart’s cousin?……John.
  3. What does Stuart want to be when he graduates?….An engineer.


Thanks for joining. See you next time.


9. Asking a favour, dropping someone off & buying movie tickets: 19 July, 2020.


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Kim asks a favour

Kim: Good morning Stuart, did you sleep well?

Stuart: Yes, very well thanks.

Kim: What are you doing this morning?

Stuart: Mmm nothing much.

Kim: Can I ask a favour?

Stuart: Yes, what is it?

Kim: The windows are dirty…so can you wash the windows?

Stuart: Oh yes, of course.

Kim: Thanks Stuart. Dave is busy this morning.

Stuart: Is he?

Kim: Yes, he is working overtime until 3 pm.

Stuart: Well, I’m happy to help out.

Kim: Thanks, the cleaners are in the laundry.

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Question time:

  1. How will Stuart help Kim?….. He will wash the windows.
  2. What is Dave doing?… He’s working overtime.
  3. What time will Dave finish working?….3pm.

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Dropping Someone Off

Kim: Stuart, are you ready to go to the movies now?

Stuart: Yes, I am.

Kim: It feels chilly outside. Do you have a jacket?

Stuart: Yes, I do.

Kim: OK, let’s go in. Get in the car.

Stuart: Can you unlock the door?

Kim: Yes, where shall I drop you off?

Stuart: On the corner of Dee Street and Don Street.

Kim: OK, How will you get home?

Stuart: Mike’s parents will bring me home after the movie.

Kim: OK. Let’s go. Put your seat belt on.


It’s question time.

  1. How is the weather outside?….It feels chilly.
  2. Where will Kim drop off Stuart?….On the corner of Dee and Don Streets.
  3. How will Stuart get home after the movie?….with Mike’s parents.

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Buying Movie Tickets

Cashier: Good evening and welcome to Movie Land. Which movie would you like to see?

Stuart: Which movie do you recommend?

Cashier: Robotman is very popular.

Stuart: OK, we’d like to see it.

Cashier: Is that for 8:00 or 9:45?

Stuart: 8:00 pm please

Cashier: How many tickets would you like?

Stuart: Two thanks.

Cashier: Here are your tickets. Is there anything else?

Stuart: One large popcorn and two orange drinks please.

Cashier: Would you like plain popcorn or hot-butter popcorn?

Stuart: Hot-butter popcorn please.

Cashier: With student discount that is $29 thanks.

Stuart: Here is $30.

Cashier: Here is your change. Enjoy the movie.

Stuart: Thanks.


Question time

  1. How many tickets does Stuart buy?…….Two.
  2. What is the name of the movie?….Robotman.
  3. What food and drinks does he buy? Popcorn and orange drinks.

Thanks for joining, see you again next time.



8. Making dinner plans, eating pizza & making weekend plans: 12 July, 2020.


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Making Dinner Plans

Kim: Stuart, are you hungry?

Stuart: Yes, I’m very hungry.

Dave: What would you like to eat?

Stuart: Pizza at the Pizza Palace. They have student discount.

Kim: OK, let’s order. What toppings do you like?

Stuart: I’d like Ham and Pineapple.

Dave: Pepperoni, please.

Kim: I’ve ordered them on my cell phone.

Stuart: is that for delivery or pick up?

Kim: Pick up, it’s cheaper!

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It’s question time:

  1. How does Stuart feel?…..He is hungry.
  2. What will they eat for dinner?…..Pizza.
  3. What is the name of the pizza restaurant?….The Pizza Palace.

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Eating Pizza

Kim: Oh! The pepperoni pizza is hot, but the ham and pineapple pizza is cold!

Stuart: Mum, I’ll heat it up in the microwave.

Kim: OK, do you want anything else?

Stuart: I’d like some chilli sauce on mine thanks.

Dave: So what does that taste like?

Stuart: It’s very nice.

Kim: Mmmm …I’ll try that on one slice of pizza.

Stuart: I have a friend who puts corn on his pizza.

Kim: Really? Stuart, it sounds very healthy. Would you like some salad too?

Stuart: Yes, please. This is very nice pizza.

Kim: Mmm, I’m full! Who wants this slice?

Stuart: Me, please!


Question Time:

  1. Are both pizzas hot?….no, they’re not.
  2. What does Stuart put on his pizza?….chilli sauce.
  3. Who puts corn on his pizza?… Stuart’s friend.

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Making Weekend Plans

Kim: Stuart, do you have plans for the weekend?

Stuart: Yes, I’d like to see my friends. We’re thinking of going to the movies.

Kim: What are you going to see?

Stuart: Robotman.

Kim: What is that about?

Stuart: It’s about a robot who became a man and his life.

Kim: That sounds interesting.  When is it on?

Stuart: It’s on Saturday night at 8 pm.

Kim: Would you like me to drop you off in the car?

Stuart: That would be great thanks.


Question Time.

  1. What will Stuart do on Saturday night?….He will see a movie with his friends.
  2. What is the name of the movie?….Robotman.
  3. What time is the movie on?…8 pm.

Thanks for joining us at English Time.

Have a happy day!






7. Buying petrol, asking for directions & at the airport: 5 July, 2020.

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Kim and Dave Buy Petrol

Kim: Dave, the petrol tank is almost empty!

Dave: Kim, there’s a petrol station up ahead.

Kim: How much petrol do we need, and what kind?

Dave: $60 of regular.

Kim: I’ll pay inside. Do you want anything?

Dave: Yes, I’d like a newspaper.

Shop assistant: Hello, what pump did you use?

Kim: Number 5.

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Question Time:

  1. Where are Kim and Dave?…. At the petrol Station.
  2. How much petrol did they buy?… $60.
  3. Which pump did they use?…. Number 5.

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Asking for Directions

Dave: Kim, let’s pick up Stuart from the airport.

Kim: Uh, oh. I’m lost. How do I get to the airport?

Dave: Turn right onto Tweed St.

Kim: OK

Dave: Then drive straight over the bridge.

Kim: This is Stead St.

Dave: Yes, and turn right onto Airport Avenue.

Kim: OK. Where can I park the car?

Dave: In the visitors’ car park.


Question Time

  1. Where are Kim and Dave driving to?…The airport.
  2. Who gives directions?….Dave.
  3. Where is the airport?…. Airport Avenue.

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At the Airport

Dave: Flight number NZ5703 has arrived, Kim.

Kim: Look! There’s Stuart now.

Dave: Welcome home, son. We missed you.

Stuart: I missed you too.

Kim: How are you?

Stuart: I’m great thanks, and excited to be home.

Kim: How was  your time at University?

Stuart: It was busy, but we enjoyed fun barbecues and sports trips.

Kim: Do you have all your things?

Stuart: Yes, I have that large suitcase, and this small bag.


Question Time

  1. What flight number was Stuart on?… NZ 5703.
  2. What did Stuart enjoy at university?… The barbecues and sports trips.
  3. How many bags does Stuart have?… Two.


Thanks for joining and see you next time.


6. Making a doctor’s appointment, and getting medicine: 28 June, 2020.


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Kim has a cold

Maria: Good Morning Kim! How are you?

Kim: Oh, I feel sick I have a bad cold.

Maria: That doesn’t sound good. I think you should see the doctor.

Kim: I think you’re right. OK I’ll phone the doctor now.

Receptionist: Good morning, this is the Tower Medical Centre.

Kim: I’d like to make an appointment. I have a bad cold.

Receptionist: Alright, you can come in this afternoon at 2.30.

Kim: Great, thanks. Bye.

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It’s question time.

1. How is Kim feeling?….She feels sick.

2. Which medical centre does she call?…the Tower Medical Centre.

3. What time is Kim’s appointment?…2.30 pm

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Kim Goes to the Medical Centre

Receptionist: Good afternoon, Kim. Please take a seat, the doctor will be with you shortly.

Kim: Thanks.

Doctor: Kim Smith. What’s the trouble today?

Kim: I have a sore throat, a cough and a bad cold.

Doctor: I’ll take a look at your throat, open your mouth and say arrrh!

Kim: Arrrrh.

Doctor: You have an infection. You need medicine. Take this prescription to the chemist.

Kim: Thanks.


It’s question time:

  1. What time is it?….2.30 pm
  2. What does Kim have?….A sore throat, a cough and a bad cold.
  3. Where should Kim take the prescription? …To the chemist.

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Kim Goes to the Chemist.

Shop assistant: Good Afternoon! May I help you?

Kim: Yes, I need to get some medicine.

Shop assistant: Do you have a prescription?

Kim: Yes, here it is.

Shop assistant: Thanks, it will be ready soon. Take a seat.

Kim: Thanks.

Shop assistant: Kim Smith, what is your address?

Kim: 12 Green Street.

Shop assistant: OK. Take your medicine three times a day.

Kim: OK

Shop assistant: OK. That’s fine. That is $5.


It’s question time:

  1. What does Kim take to the chemist?… A prescription.
  2. How often should Kim take the medicine?…Three times a day.
  3. What is Kim’s address?…12 Green Street.

Thanks for joining English time!  See you again.




5. Catching a bus and going to the supermarket: 21 June, 2020.

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#1. Tim and Maria catch a Bus

Maria: Excuse me, which bus goes to Dee St?

Stranger: You have to take the Heidelburg Star

Maria: How often does it come?

Stranger: It comes every 45 minutes. Look, here’s the bus now.

Maria: Hello,Two tickets for Dee St, please.

Bus driver: Pardon?

Maria: Two tickets for Dee St, please

Bus driver: That’s $3.60

Maria: Here’s $5

Bus driver: Here’s your tickets and change. Take a seat.

A: Thanks, How many stops to Dee St?

Bus Driver: About 6.

A: Great.

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It’s question time. Do you know the answers?

1 How will Maria and Tim go to Dee St? … By bus

2 What bus do they take to Dee St?… The Heidelburg Star

3 How much is the bus fare?… $3.60

4 How many stops are there to Dee Street?… 6


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#2. Tim and Maria go shopping at the Supermarket


Maria: Where is the entrance Tim?

Tim: Over here,  I’ll get a trolley.

Assistant: Hello, welcome  to our supermarket, Please use the hand sanitiser.

Tim: OK, thanks. Maria,  what do you have on your list?

Maria:  Not much, first of all we need potatoes and  carrots

Tim: Do we need Anything else?

Maria:  Yes, we do, we need apples and an avocado.

Tim: What do you think about this…..Is this avocado ripe?

Maria: Yes, it’s soft,…… and we need some chicken.

Tim: How much chicken do we need?

Maria: 500 grams. Do we need anything else?

Tim:: Yes, we need 1 can of fish and a dozen eggs (12).

Maria: um,  OK, do we need bread?

Tim:: Yes, a loaf of wholemeal bread AND a bag of sugar.


It’s question time.

  1. Is the avocado ripe?… Yes it is.
  2. How much chicken do they buy?… 500 grams
  3. How many eggs do they buy?… A dozen (12)
  4. How much bread do they buy?…One loaf


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#3. Paying for the groceries

 Maria: Wow Tim, all the lines are so long

Tim: Maria, we only have 10 items, so let’s use the express checkout.

Shop assistant: hello, Is that everything?

Maria: …..And the sugar too.

SA: The total is $44.25. How would you like to pay?

Tim: Cash.

SA:  Do you have a club card?

Tim: Yes, here you are.

SA: Here’s your change. Would you like a receipt?

Maria: Yes, please.

Sa: We have boxes over there, They’re free.

Maria: That’s OK, we have bags.

SA: Great, have a nice day.


It’s question time:


  1. How many items do Tim and Maria buy?….. Ten
  2. What is the total cost of their groceries?… $44.25
  3. What checkout do Tim and Maria use?… The express checkout.
  4. How do they pack their groceries? …In bags. Great


That’s all for today!


4. Paying at the counter, coffee shop & returning jeans: 14 June, 2020.


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Kim pays at the counter

Shop assistant: There is 10% discount on those jeans, so they are $44.10. Will that be cash or card?

Kim: I’ll pay by eftpos.

SA: The total is now $143.10. Please enter your pin here.

Kim: OK

SA: Would you like a receipt?

Kim: Yes, Please.

SA: Here you are. Please keep your receipt as proof of purchase.

Kim: Thanks.

SA: Have a lovely day.

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It’s question time.

  1. Who are they?….. Kim and the shop assistant.
  2. How does Kim pay?…. by eftpos.
  3. Does Kim want a receipt?…. Yes, she does.
  4. How much discount is there?…10 %.



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Kim and Dave go to the Coffee shop.

Kim: Dave, I’d really like a cup of coffee.

Dave: OK, I’m thirsty too.

Shop assistant: Good morning! What would you like?

KIm: I’d like a cup of coffee, please.

Dave: I’d like a bottle of water, please.

SA: How would you like your coffee?

Kim: A flat white, please.

SA: Is that for here or to go?

Kim: For there, thanks.

SA: Would you like anything else?

Dave: Yes, I’d like a cheese roll, please.

SA: That will be $9.50. I will bring it out to you soon.

Kim: Thanks.


It’s question time. Do you know the answers?

  1. Where are Kim and Dave?…at a coffee shop.
  2. What drinks do they order?… a cup of coffee and a bottle of water.
  3. What food does Dave order?…. a cheese roll.
  4. How much does it cost altogether?…. $9.50.



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Kim returns her jeans.

Shop assistant: Hello, may I help you?

Kim: Yes, I want to return the jeans, because there is a hole in the leg.

SA: May I see?…oh, I’m sorry about that. Would you like to exchange them or get a refund?

Kim: I’d like a refund please.

SA: Do you have your receipt?

Kim: Yes, here it is.

SA: Here is your refund. I’m sorry for the trouble.

Kim: No problem.

SA: Have a nice day.


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

  1. Where is Kim?… at the clothes shop.
  2. Why does she go there? ….to return the jeans.
  3. Why does she return the jeans?… there is a hole in the jeans.
  4. Does she exchange the jeans or get a refund? ….. a refund.


Thanks for joining, see you next time.


3. Goodbye & going shopping: 7 June, 2020.


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Kim: Maria, can I get you anything else?

Maria: No thanks, I should go now.

Kim: Why so soon? It’s Friday!

Maria: I usually go to bed early at 9.30 pm. I like to exercise on Saturday mornings.

Kim: That’s good. Do you like strawberry jam?

Maria: Yes, I love it.

Kim: Well, I made some yesterday. I’ll get you a jar.

Maria: Thanks.

Kim: Good night.

Maria: Good night!

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It’s question time. Do you know the answers?

  1. Who are they?……Kim and Maria.
  2. When is it?……..Friday night.
  3. When does Maria go to bed?….9.40 pm.
  4. What does she like to do on Saturday morning?…exercise.
  5. What did Kim give to Maria?….A jar of strawberry jam.

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Kim goes shopping to buy jeans.

Shop assistant (SA): Hello, may I help you?

Kim: Yes, I’m looking for some jeans.

SA: We have some new jeans here. They’re $49.

Kim: That sounds good.

SA: What size are you looking for?

Kim: Size 12.

SA: Look, here’s a pair. Are they alright?

Kim: Do you have any in light blue?

SA: Yes, here you are.

Kim: Oh, they’re perfect.

SA: Would you like to try them on?

Kim: Yes please.


It’s question time.

  1. What is Kim looking for?…. Jeans.
  2. What size does she want? …..size 12.
  3. What colour does she want?….light blue.
  4. How much are they?….$49.
  5. Does she try them on?…..Yes, she does.

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SA: Do you need anything else today?

Kim: Yes, I’d like a pair of boots.

SA: This style is popular – they’re space boots.

Kim: Wow, those are really cute. How much are they?

SA: They’re $99.  What size are you?

Kim: I’m 8 or 8 1/2.

SA: Why don’t you try these on?

Kim: Mmm, they feel tight.

SA: Here are the 8 1/2

Kim: These are much better. Thanks, I’ll take them.


It’s question time.

  1. What is Kim looking for?……Boots.
  2. What style is popular?……Space.
  3. What size does she buy?….. 8 1/2.
  4. How much are they?…. $99.

Thanks for joining. See you next time.


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!