Thursday, August 18, 2011

Example of talking about sightseeing

Guide    : We are no approaching the famous Statue of Liberty, which has welcomed visitors to New York   
               Harbor since 1886.

Andrew : Wow! look at it.

James   : Incredible, isn't?

Guide   : The statue was given to the United States by the people of France.
              It was designed by the French sculpture Bartholdi.

Andrew : It's really huge. Do we get to go inside?

James    : Of course. We can climb the stairs all the way up to the crown.

Andrew : Stairs? There's no elevator?

James    : Not to the top. But it's just 142 steps!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Example of Talking works and abilities

Tim       : I don't know what classes to take this semester.
              I can't decide what I want to do with my life.
              Have you thought about it, Brenda?

Brenda : Yes, I have. I think I'd make a good journalist because I love writing.

Tim      : Maybe I could be a teacher because I'm very creative. And I like working with kids.

Brenda : Oh, I wouldn't want to be a teacher. I'm too impatient.

Tim      : I know one thing that I could never do.

Brenda : What's that?

Tim       : I could never be a stockbroker because I'm not good at making decisions quickly.