Audio Lesson 23

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This is lesson number twenty-three (23). This is -the twenty-third (23rd ) lesson.

HELEN: Hello, everybody! Please listen for a minute!
MARIA: Every day I walk to the bus stop. I wait, and the bus stops for me. I get on the bus and the bus takes me to the city. The conductor comes, and he says “Fares, please!” I give him ten cents and he gives me a ticket.
We must always pay on the bus and the conductor must always give us tickets. The bus takes us to the city, to our work. I get out of the bus in Bank Street, and I walk to my office.
I take my hat and coat off and I put them in a cupboard. Now I’m ready to work.
My boss shows me three or four letters. The letters are important. I must type them for him, then I must show them to him.
He’s a good boss, and he pays me twenty-four dollars ($24)… twenty-four dollars every week.
HELEN: That’s fine, Maria! Well? Can you understand that, everybody? Let’s try again! Listen!
MARIA: Every day I walk to the bus stop. I wait – and the bus stops for me.
HELEN: I wait – and the bus stops for me.

PHILIP: I… me… I get on the bus. The bus takes me to the city.
MARIA: The conductor comes. I give him ten cents. He gives me a ticket.
HELEN: I give him ten cents. He gives me a ticket.
PHILIP: I… me… He… himHe gives me a ticket and I give him ten cents.
MARIA: We must always pay on the bus, and he must always give us tickets.
HELEN: We must always pay, and he must always give us tickets.
PHILIP: We… us… We pay: he gives us tickets.

conductor
office

MARIA: I get out of the bus and I walk to ay office. I take a my hat and coat off, and I put them in a cupboard.
HELEN: I take my hat and coat off. They are my hat and my coat, and I put them in a cupboard,
PHILIP: They… them…
They are my hat and my coat. I put them in a cupboard,
MARIA: My boss shows me three letters. The letters are important, I must type them for him, then I must show them to him.
HELEN: The letters are important. They are important, I must type them – for him. I must show them – to him,
PHILIP: I… Me…
I get on the bus. The bus takes me to the city.
HELEN: You… you…
You get on the bus. The bus takes you to the city.
PHILIP: He… him…
The conductor comes. I give him ten cents. He gives me a ticket.
HELEN: She… her…
Maria is on the bus. She gives him ten cents. He gives her a ticket.
PHILIP: We… us…
We get on the bus. It takes us to the city.
HELEN: They… them…
I must type four letters. They are important, I must type them for my boss. I must show them to him.
The postman calls me…
POSTMAN: Mrs Fraser! Good morning, Mrs Fraser!
HELEN: He has three letters for me.
POSTMAN: I have three letters for you Mrs Fraser.
HELEN: He shows the Letters to me.
POSTMAN: There, Mrs Fraser – three letters for you.
HELEN: Thank you, Postman, thank you very much!
PHILIP: Maria! Hello, Maria! Where are you going?
MARIA: Hello, Philip!
PHILIP: Are you going to visit Carol, or are you going to visit us? Get into the car, and I’ll take you.
MARIA: Thank you very much. I’m going to visit Carol today. But can I come to your house first? Can I come and talk to Helen?
PHILIP: Of course!
MARIA: I must tell her shout ray job.
PHILIP: Good news, Maria, or bad news?
MARIA: No, no, good news! The boss gives me twenty-four dollars every week –
PHILIP: Twenty-four dollars a week.
MARIA: Twenty-four dollars a week. I see. Well, he’ll give me twenty-six dollars a week now. That’ll start next week – twenty-six dollars.
PHILIP: A rise!
MARIA: A rise?
PHILIP: Yes. First twenty-four dollars, now twenty-six dollars. That’s a rise. Aren’t you pleased?
MARIA: I’m very pleased! A rise! I like that!
PHILIP: Yes, that is good news. What will you buy, Maria?
MARIA: I’ll buy presents for my mother and my brother. I’ll buy presents for them. My mother wants new gloves, so I’ll buy them for her. I’ll give them to her next week.
PHILIP: And for your brother? What will you buy for him?
MARIA: He wants a new tennis racquet, but that costs nineteen dollars fifty or twenty dollars. So I’ll buy a green tie and green socks
for him.
PHILIP: That’ll be a very nice present! Can you play tennis, Maria?
MARIA: Oh yes, it’s a good game, and my brother plays well. He likes games; he plays football too. Australians like games. Football and tennis and – cricket?
PHILIP: That’s right – and golf. Yes, we like them. We like to play them, we like to talk about them, and we like to look at them. We like to look at football matches and cricket matches and so on. Well, we’re home. There’s Helen! Come and talk to her.
HELEN: Hello, Maria!
PHILIP: Maria is coming to talk to us. She’ll tell you about her job.
HELEN: Good news, Maria? Please tell me! Come along.

This is lesson number twenty-three. Please read and learn the lesson now. Goodbye!

Lesson tags: along, boss, conductor, cricket, fares, good news, her, him, look at, me, office, pleased, presents, shows, them, ticket, us
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