Unit 15 Small Talk at the Party
References1 and Comparisons2
Track3 I References
Woman A: I’d love a cup of coffee and I’d like a big piece of chocolate cake. Do you like chocolate cake?
Woman B: I love it! Do you like chocolate cake?
Woman A: I love it. But I prefer biscuits. Well, let’s find coffee and let’s see some cakes and cookies. Both cookies are nice.
Woman B: Yes, but these are better. They are bigger than chocolate cake.
Woman A: Yes, they look good. Would you like a cup of tea or coffee?
Woman B: I prefer a glass of milk, please!
Woman A: Ok!
Man: What would you like?
Woman A: A cup of coffee please and a glass of milk.
Man: Coffee and milk, anything else?
Woman A: Yes, I’d like a piece of chocolate cake and one of those chocolate cookies, please.
Man: Thank you!
Track II. Comparisons
Man: Hello, Jack4 Nikson!
Woman: Hi, daddy, it’s Polla.
Man: Hi, honey, how are you?
Woman: Fine, thanks, how are you?
Man: I’m better now, thank you!
Woman: What’s London like?
Man: Well, London is a very old city.
Woman: Is it older than Chicago?
Man: Yes, it is.
Woman: Is it an interesting city?
Man: Yes, it is very interesting.
Woman: Is it more interesting than Chicago?
Man: It’s more interesting to me.
Man: London is so different.
Woman: Is London more beautiful than Chicago?
Man: I think so.
Woman: Is it bigger than Chicago?
Man: Yes, London is about the same size as New York.
Woman: I’d really like to come to England.
Man: You’d like to come here? Well, maybe.
Woman: Oh, sorry daddy. My friends are at the door, bye!
Man: Bye, Polla. Can you call me, kids!
Small talk at the party
Track III Meeting People
Man A: I’d love to introduce myself, my name is Dave Helsia.
Man B: Nice to meet you, Mr. Helsia. My name is Ming Li.
Man A: Nice to meet you too, but please call me Dave. Where are you come from, Ming?
Man B: I’m from China.
Man A: How interesting! Are you from Beijing?
Man B: Yes, I am.
Man A: I’ve always wanted to visit to Beijing. What’s the best time to go?
Man B: I think, it’s best to go in the fall, the weather is wonderful then.
Man A: How do you like the US?
Man B: I like it very much!
Man A: What do you like best about it?
Man B: I like the people a lot and I like the country, everything is so different！
Man A: How long are you planning to stay?
Man B: I’ll be here for two weeks。
Man A: Well, have a good stay and enjoy yourself!
Man B: Thank you. It was nice talking to you, goodbye!
Man A: Same here, goodbye!
Man B: No, I’m from Guangzhou. It is in the south of China.
Man A: Oh, Guangzhou, I hear it’s nice there.
Man B: It’s very nice in winter, but in summer, it’s very hot.
Track IV Talking about Jobs
Man A: What do you do?
Man B: I am an accountant5!
Man A: Where do you work?
Man B: I work in a computer company.
Man A: Really? What company do you work for?
Man B: I work for IBM.
Man A: That’s interesting! How do you like your job?
Man B: I like it a lot. What about you? What do you do?
Track V Talking about families
Woman A: Do you have any children?
Woman B: Yes, I have two, a boy and a girl.
Woman A: That’s nice. How old are they?
Woman B: My son is nine years old and my daughter is seven.
Woman A: What are their names?
Woman B: My son’s name is David, and my daughter’s name is Tracy.
Woman A: Where do they go to school?
Woman B: They both go to school here in San Francisco.
Woman B: No, I don’t. But I come from a big family. I have two sisters and a brother.
Woman A: Really? What do they do?
Woman B: Well, my older sister is a doctor, she works6 in Boston. And my younger sister is a painter7, she works in New York.
Woman A: That’s interesting! What does your brother do?
Woman B: He is a lawyer, he lives in Seattle.
Track 6 Comparisons
Size: Big / large – small Short – long
Temperature: cold – hot cool – warm
Humidity: wet – dry humid - damp
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