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Stage 1

Meeting and greeting people


I Cum procedai cnd facei cunotin cu cineva?
Ce spunei?

2 Iat cteva expresii folosite n limba englez


atunci cnd doi oameni fac cunotin. Ascultai-le i
citii-le!
How do you do? l'm Hilary Raisbeck.
And l'm David Kennett How do you do?
( C
Good morning, my name's
V Yang Chong.

Pleased to meet you, Yang Chong


Hello, l'm Anna Polsky.

How do you do?


My name's Harold Brown

Excuse me, are you Dr Brown?


l'm Sharon Ward. Nice to meet you.
Yes, I am.

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Do you know?
How do you do? Aceast expresie e folosit doar
cnd facei cunotin cu cineva. Rspunsul este de
obicei acelai: How do you do?
Enqlish in 20 minutes a day

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3 Aceste persoane se cunosc deja. Citii i ascultai
cum se salut. Care dialog este o conversaie
telefonic?
1 'Hello, darling. How are you?' Tm fine, Mum. How
are you?'
2 'Good aftemoon, David. How are things?1 Tine,
thanks. And you?"
3 'Hi Sharon. How are you?' 'Very well, thank you, Dr
Brown.'
4 'Anna! Nice to see you!'
'Hello, Harry. Nice to see you too.'
5 'Hello?' 'Isthatyou, David?' 'Yes. Hello, Hilary.'
.

Hello ... How are you? Acest salut cere de obicei un


rspuns pozitiv, general, cum ar fi: Very well, thank
you sau I'm fine, thanks.
Nu rspundei spunnd cum v simii de fapt!
4 Gsii rspunsul adecvat (a-e) la fiecare formul de
salut (1-5).
Greeting
1 Excuse me, are you Dr Brown?
2 How do you do?
3 How are you?
4 Hello, I'm Hilary Raisbeck.
5 Hi Sharon! Nice to see you.

Response
a) I'm fine, thanks.
bl Pleased to meet you, Ms Raisbeck.
c) Yes, I am.

d) How do you do?


e) Nice to see you too, Hilary.

How to say it
n ntrebri care ncep cu How, W/io, Wfiat i W/tere
intonaia este cobortoare:
How are you?
n ntrebri care cer un rspuns da/nu, intonaia este
urctoare:
Excuse me, are you Dr Brown?
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20minutes+
Completai aceste dialoguri cu cuvinte i expresii din
chenar. Folosii fiecare cuvnt sau expresie o singur
dat.
1 A: ...^^.^...^..., are you Professor Polsky?
Nice to see you
B: Yes. 1 am.........................?

Fine thanks
2 C: Hello, Sharon........................?
Excuse me
D: .........................and you?
How do you do
How are you
3 E: .........................David !
F: And you! Ascultai nregistrarea pentru a v verifica
rspunsurile.
English in 20 minutes a day

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Getting to know you
Stage 1

Where do you come from?


1 Avei o carte de vizit? Dac da, ce scrie pe ea?
Dac nu, ce ai vrea s scrie pe ea?
2 Citii urmtoarele cri de vizit i completai
propoziiile.

David Kennett
Project Director
Hanford International
Duong Thang Long Cau Giay Hanoi, Vietnam

Hilary Kawbcc
Management Consultant
FINANCIAL ADVTSER
3OI HOANGPU LU V/UHAN
HUBEI PROVINCE CHINA
1827650904
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\8EliotRoad Manchester
Phonc:0647U20
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nior consultant

1 Hilary comes from M..................(nameof town|


2 David Kennett lives in V..................(name of
country)
3 Sharon Ward works in T..................(name of
town)
4 An na Polsky lives in M..................(name of
country)
5 Dr Brown works in K..................(name of town)
6 Yang Chong comes from C..................(name of

country)
3 Uitai-v din nou Ia crile de vizit i bifai (/)
informaia pe care o dau despre fiecare persoan.

Professor Anna
Polsky
Ruzveltova 65
LilIilKi

Macedonia
Business
crd
A

Name

Address

Phone number
email

B
C
D
E
F
English in 20 minutes a day

|f\ 4 Ascultai o faimoas stea de cinema vorbind


despre V^
diferenele dintre oraul ei natal i
Hollywood.
Cutai aceste cuvinte n Word Bank dac e nevoie.
different speak
sma
walk
friendly drive

big see
I come from ... se refer de obicei Ia locul unde vai nscut sau pe care l considerai ca fiind acas".
Un alt mod de a spune de unde suntei este: My
home town is ...
I live in ... se refer la locul unde trii acum.

5 Rspundei la urmtoarele ntrebri. Putei


asculta din nou nregistrarea.
I Where does the film star live?
She lives in.......................................
2 Where does she come from? She comes
from...............
3 What do people say in Minnesota?
They say.......................................and..........
4 What do people do in Hollywood?
They.......................................everywhere.
5 What kind of house does she live in?
She lives in a.......................................house.

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20 minutes+
Rspundei la urmtoarele ntrebri:

1 Where do you come from?


1 come from.................................(name of country or
home town)

2 Where do you live?


1 live in.................................(name of town].
3 What'syour name?
My name
is...........................................................................

4 Where do you work?


I work in.................................(name of town)
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English in 20 minutes a day

Getting to Know you


What do you do every day?
Avei un program zilnic? Exist lucruri pe care le
facei n fiecare zi a sptmnii i unele pe care le
facei doar n weekend?
W<
etekMS
vJeek-enS
6*et up at (?30. G^o to \Ajork..
5tay in bed uwtil ^DO. Gso skoppina.
2 Ascultai-1 pe Michael vorbind despre programul
lui zilnic Alegei dintre verbele de mai jos pentru a
completa textu Putei verifica ce nseamn n Word
Bank.
do
get dressed

finish
have

start
wake up

get up

leave

walk

go

play

watch

I MP., the same things every day.


I..................at seven, but 1 stay in bed until sevenfifteen
Then I..................and..................a shower.
That really wakes me up! I ..............................and

then
..................breakfast - some toast and a cup of
coffee.
1.................. the house at eight thirty
and..................
to the bus stop. I..................to work by bus.
I.................. work at about ni ne, and
I

work at five or six, In the evenino,


dinner and .
television
or

on the computer. I am usualiy in bed by eleven!

U [\
B

*P uti,e cu watch. ^ **h televi5ion (1Y]


wat
^ a video ( } ftcb a film Wa*ch outl ect.
erijai
'ent;
English in 20 minutes a day

Acest timp verbal e folosit pentru a vorbi despre


aciuni fcute n mod obinuit.
I always have coffee for breakfast.
I go to work by bus.

Este folosit i pentru a vorbi despre fapte i adevruri


generale.
People drive on the right in the United States.
People often do the same things every day.

La majoritatea verbelor se adaug -s sau -es cnd se


folosesc cu he, she sau it.
She walks to work every day.
He watcfies television in the evening.

Negativul se formeaz punnd don't sau doesn't


naintea verbului.
I don't go towork by bus. He doesn't watch television.

See Grammar Bank

3 Citii caseta de mai sus pentru a afla de ce Michael


folosete prezentul simplu n descrierea lui.

4 Modificai urmtoarele propoziii folosind he.


1 I get up at seven fifteen.

Michae

2 1 walk to the bus stop.

He.......

3 1 start workat nine.

He.......

4 1 finish work at five or six.

He.......

5 1 watch television

He.......

6 1 play on the computer

He.......

5 Punei propoziiile de mai sus, din stnga, la


negativ folosind don't

i doni. aet u7> <zt seven jtj'teen.


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20 minutes+
Scriei un paragraf despre dumneavoastr completnd
aceste propoziii:
I.............................................(wake up/ at...)
1.............................................(get dressed]
Then I .............................................(have / breakfast)
I.............................................(leave/the house/at...
and I.............................................(go / to work )
l.............................................(finish /work/at...)
In the evenings, I.............................................

English in 20 minutes a day

Getting to know yo
LIV
.

Talk about your family


Ci membri are familia dumneavoastr? Cum
descriei relaiile de rudenie?
aunt
uncie
mother
parents
father
children
daughter
sister
brother
grandfather
grandparents
grandmother
v

2 Privii arborele genealogic al lui Hannaii i stabilii


ce grad de rudenie au urmtorii fat de Hannah.
Stephen:
Mrie and George:
David:
Roa and Gemma:

er
Martin: lanet: Susan: Iulie:

H
fc
-

Mrie Brown m. George Goblev


Janet m. Martin
Roa
Gemma
Owen
Susan Ellis m. Ken Barton (1935-2001)
Julie m. Stephen
1

Hannah
English in 20 minutes a day

3 Cutai verbul io be n Grammar Bank.


Alegei forma corect a verbului pentru a completa
aceste propoziii. Tiai forma incorect.
1 My brother Owen is /are-at university.
2
3
4
5
6

lis/am theonly daughter in my family.


Gemma is/are the same age as me.
Her name is / am Roa.
We is /are a family.
Theyare/is my grandparents.

4 Punei propoziiile de la exerciiul 3 la negativ,


dup modelul dat:
1
Mu bfotker Cwen is net aX universrtu.
2....................................................................................
...
3
4

5
6

Howto say it
n cuvinte cu mai mult de o silab,
de obicei punem accentul pe o singur silab:
famiu
twentu
sixteen
/T\ 5 Ascultai-o pe Hannah vorbind despre familia
ei n timp ce citii ceea %v
ce spune. Observai
unde cade accentul n cuvintele scrise cu cursive.
Ascultai din nou i repetai aceste cuvinte cu voce
tare.
I live with my mother and my father and my two
brothers. They are called Owen and David. Owen is

twenty and he's at university. David is sixteen and he's


at school, like me. I have two grandmolhers and one
grandfather. My olher grandfather is dead. I have
one unde and one aunt. My aunt lanet is my mother's
sister. They have two daughters. Roa is ten and
Gemma is fourteen, ike me. They are my cousins.

20 minutes+
Scriei cteva propoziii despre familia
dumneavoastr i citii-le cu voce tare.
4

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I have....................
My mother's name is . I live with my..........
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English in 20 minutes a day


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Home, sweet home


I Care este pentru dumneavoastr casa ideal?
Seamn cu una dintre acestea?
Putei spune din ce ar sunt casele?

China
Switzerland
Greece
2 Aceste imagini arat diferite tipuri de case. Gsii
pentru fiecare definiia corespunztoare. Folosii-v
de imagini.
R[;^^;;:;;;::;;:;;;;;;;;;:;;;;ic:^

an
detached house

m cm
cm
cm m
cm

B
semi-detached IUK) duplex (US)

^^_

m crn mn
cm m m mn
BL
cm n u
cm m

n
bungalow (UK) ranch house (US)
(UK) row house (US)
United States

terraced house

BBfnBQ: rr^r
blockofflats(UK) apartment building (US)
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Definition
1 a house with two or more storeys that is not
joined to another
2 a house with only one storey
3 a tall building with separate homes on each floor
4 a house that is joined to another house on one
side
5 a house that is ioined to another house on both
sides
C|g 3 Ascultai nregistrarea i bifai (/) cele trei
case pe care le auzii menionate.
Type of home

detacked kou$e

flat
detached house
terraced house
bungalow
semi-detached house
English in 20 minutes a day

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Welcome!
4 Ascultai convesatia dintre doi soi, David i Mrie,
care primesc oaspei la ei acas. Stabilii cine spune
propoziiile A-D.
A 'Hi there. Welcome!'
B 'Mycaris in the drive. Is that OK?
C 'How's the baby?'
D 'She'sfine. Abittired:

David
Mrie

Brian

Susan

Do you know?
n Anglia i SUA este drgu s duci nite flori sau o
cutie de bomboane cnd eti invitat la cineva. Chiar
dac nu e ceva obligatoriu, este un gest foarte apreciat.
5 Privii familia i casa lor, apoi citii propoziiile. Sunt
adevrate (/) sau false (X)?
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They have three children. The family lives in a bungalow.
They have two dogs. The two daughters are twins.

Pets

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fish
cat
tortoise
parrot
husband
chimney
children

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English in 20 minutes a day

AhD
scooter
radio
television (TV(

computer
video camera
English in 20 minutes a day

bedroom
bedroom 2

dining room
6 Gsii pe plan cuvinte adecvate pentru a completa
propoziiile.
1 The family eat their meals in the ..diWfi...mQM..
.
2 Do you want to use the computer? It's in
the...................
3 The children can run around and play in
the...................

4 'Can I use the...................please?'


'Yes, of course. It's the second door along
the...................'
5 They all watch television in the...................
6 We like to sit on the..................and watch the sun
go down.
7 We have some new fish in the.................. Do you
want to see them?
8 David's in the...................He's making some toast
and coffee for breakfast.

20 minutes+
Ascultai din nou conversaia i completai
propoziiile.
1 Where is Brian's car?
It's in...............
2 What does Brian drink?

He drinks..........
3 What does Susan give to Mrie?
She gives her.....
4 How is the baby?
She's...............
5 What does Mrie ask Susan and Brian to do?
She asks them to
6 Where are the children playing?
They're playing ...

7 Who do the children want to see?


......................
Engiish in 20 minutes a day

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Getting to know you
Introducing people
Ce spunei pe romnete cnd Ie facei cunotin unor
persoane? Spunei ceva despre ele, pentru a ncepe
conversaia?
Maya, this is Feter Ling.
He's from our office in 5<vqapore.
2 Ascultai aceste conversaii n timp ce citii. Care este
cea mai puin oficial? Cum v dai seama?
HlLARY:

Hello David. Nice to

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SHARON:

see you again. How are you?


DAVID:
HlLARY:

I'm fine, thanks. And


you?
Very well, thanks. David, do
you know Yang Chong? Yang
Chong, this is David

DR BROWN

PROF. POL

Kennett. He's our project


director in

HlLARY:

^p

SHARON:

Vietnam.
DAVID :
Pleased to meet you,
Yang Chong.
YANG CHONC: How do you do,
Mr Kennett?

MARTIN:
HlLARY:

Do you know?
Ai auzit aceste apelative pe nregistrare: Mr Kennet
Professor Polsky
Dr Brown
Apelativele se pun naintea numelui persoanei n
adresarea politicoas:

Brbai
Femei
cu titluri academice
Mr (mister)
Miss

Brbai i femei

Mrs [misiz]
Dr (doctor)
Professor Ms [miz|

Mrs: se folosete doar pentru femei cstorite;


Miss: pentru o femeie necstorit;
Ms: pentru o femeie, fie cstorit, fie necstorit.
English in 20 minutes a day

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3 Ascultai apelativele de pe nregistrare. Punei


apelativele adecvate lng numele
persoanelor pe care le tii i completai urmtoarele
propoziii. Exersai pronunarea lor.
1 Do you know....................................................?

2
Thisis.............................................................
3 Can I introduce you to........................................?

How to say it
Forme contrase sau scurte:
Tn englez de multe ori lipim cuvintele, mai ales n
vorbirea curent.

De exemplu n verbul to be:


I am Ym you are -* you're he is - fie's she is she's
it is -> ifs
we are we re you are -> you're they are -> they're

See Grammar Bank


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4 Ascultai din nou conversaiile. Bifai (/) formele
contrase.
5 Completai aceste prezentri folosind o form
contras adecvata din caset.
1 Can I introduce you to Dr Harold
Brown?........................a
consultant in Kigali.
2 Hello.........................Sharon Ward. I work at the
Westerfield

Business Centre.
3 This is David Kennett.........................our project
director
in Vietnam.
4 Do you know Hilary?........................a friend from
Manchester.
5 Can I introduce you to Anna and Ivan?........................
from Macedonia.

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20 minutes+
Citii aceste prezentri i spunei dac sunt (I) oficiale
sau (2) colocviale.
1 Can I introduce you to Professor Polsky? ..CM..
2 Do you know Hilary? She's my cousin. Hilary, this is
David......
3 Dr Brown, this is Mrs Ward from the Westerfield
Business Centre in Toronto......
4 Hi! I'm Owen and this is my sister, Hannah......
5 Do you know Dr Brown from Kigali? Dr Brown, this is
David Kennett, our project director in Vietnam......
6 Hilary, this is Susan. She's a friend from university......

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English in 20 minutes a day
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Getting to know you


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What work do you do?
Care este ocupaia dumneavoastr? V place ceea

ce facei? Aflai cum se numete profesia


dumneavoastr n englez i scriei-o n caseta de
mai jos.
My job:
2 Potrivii ocupaiile de mai jos cu fotografiile

o
taxi driver
pilot
hairdresser
sales assistant student
3 Ce suntei dac facei una dintre urmtoarele
munci?
drive a taxi or a cab
.............................

cut hair

.............................

fly planes
.............................
sell things In a snop.............................
study
.............................
English in 20 minutes a day

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4 Ascultai aceste cinci persoane vorbind despre
ocupaiile lor $i stabilii cine vorbete.
Speaker 1 ................UirdreSer................
Speaker 2 .. Speaker 3 .. Speaker 4 .. Speaker 5 ..
Ce le place la profesia lor?
Alegei cte unul dintre rspunsurile din chenar.

Speaker I ...^^,M^^..^...^P^:....
Speaker 2................................................
Speaker3 ................................................
Speaker 4................................................
Speaker 5................................................
likes reading books likes talking to people likes
visiting other countries likes working at night ikes the
other staff

Grammar:
have toihasto
Putei folosi have to pentru a spune c ceva este
necesar sau foarte important.
U's hard work as 1 have to stand all day. She has to
start work at 8.00 every day.
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20 minutes+
Ascultai din nou nregistrarea pentru aceast lecie i
gsii exemple cu have to sau don't have to.
Speaker 1: .. T. S^v^.. ^P.. .^.'^^.. ^!'...
^^.....................................
Speaker
2:.................................................................................
Speaker
3:.................................................................................
Speaker
4:.................................................................................
Speaker
5:..................................................................................
Acum facei singur propoziii.

English in 20 minutes a day

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Getting to know you
Stage 1

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Completing forms and giving personal
detals
I Vei asculta o convorbire telefonic.
Uitai-v Ia formular i gndii-v la urmtoarele
ntrebri:
a) Whodoyou think is speaking?
bl What do you think the conversation is about?
(n\ 2 Ascultai nregistrarea i verificai-v
rspunsurile. 3 Mai ascultai-o o dat i completai
formularul A.

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Travel Insuri

Title Mr Ms
Mrs

Miss S
Other
First name(s)
milu
Surname
Street
Town/City
County
Post code
Telephone
Email address
Period of coverfrom...to
Area to be visited
4 Acum imaginai-v c plecai n vacant i completai
formularul B cu datele dumneavoastr.

ane
Title Mr
Mrs
Ms
Other
First name(s
iss
Surname
Street
Town/City
County
Post code
Telephone
Email address
Period of cover from...to
Area to be visited

Do you know?

First name (prenume) se numete uneori given


name (nume de botez).
Surname (nume) se numete i family name (nume
de familie).
Codul potal este post code (n Anglia) sau zip code
(n SUA)
English in 20 minutes a day

Grammar:
canlcould
Can i could (timpul trecut) se folosesc adesea pentru
a spune c cineva are priceperea sau capacitatea de
a face ceva.

I can swim quite well.


He could drive a car at sixteen.
Can i could sunt folosite i pentru a cere ceva.
Can we use ine phone?
Could you repeat that, please? (mai oficial /
politicos)
Ai auzit aceste expresii n conversaia telefonic
nregistrat:

'How can I help you?'


'Can I take some detaiis?'
'b\ow, could I nave your title?'
'We can insure you for Australia...'
'Could you just wait a minute?'
See Grammar Bank
Care dintre aceste propoziii este o cerere (I) i care
se refer la priceperea sau capacitatea de a face
ceva (2)?
1 lane and Peter can dance very well. ..^.
2 She can drive.......
3 Could we come inside a moment?......
4 Hecouldn't goto Australia as he didn't have enough
money.......
5 Could you answer the phone for me?......

6 I can't do extreme sports.......


7 I can see you like that girl over there.......
8 Could you help me cross the road, please?

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20minutes+
Gsii rspunsul adecvat la urmtoarele ntrebri:

1 How can I help you? ......................


2 Can I take your detaiis?
3 How do you speli that?

4 What's your date of birth?


5 What's your address?
English in 20 minutes a day

a)
b)
c)
d)
e)

A
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The sixth of May, nineteen seventy-six.


I want to buy some travel insurance.
It's forty-two, George Street, Orangeville.
Of course, what do you need to know?
Idaho? It's I-D-A-H-O.

What can you do?


Ce pregtire sau competene avei? Le folosii n
activitatea dumneavoastr? lat cteva exemple. Le
putei verifica n Word Bank, dac e nevoie.
Skills
computing, word processing
teaching
speaking a foreign language
designing
driving
Qualifications
university degree diploma certificate licence
Paper <\uamCat\ons: de5crje
2 Ascultai cinci persoane vorbind despre pregtirea
i competenele lor. Pentru fiecare vorbitor, scriei
care este profesia lui i ce pregtire are sau ce
competene.
Job 1 ... /?^f>s teacker
Qualifications
Skills
teackm
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3
Do you know?
Cineva care are o diplom universitar este a
graduate.

Cineva care practic de mai muli ani o profesie


este experienced.
Cineva care este priceput n profesia lui este
skilled.
Multe persoane learn on the job, adic
acumuleaz competen muncind.
English in 20 minutes a day

Have got i has got sunt deseori folosite n loc de have I


has cnd se vorbete despre posesie. Ai auzit n
nregistrare:
'Have you got a degree?'
'Yes. l've got a degree in maths and a PGCE.'
See Grammar Bank

\ 3 Ascultai din nou conversaiile i gsii i alte


exemple cu have got W^
(posesiune) i can
(capacitate). Care verb este folosit pentru competen i
care pentru pregtire?
skills.............................................
quaiificalions...........................
4 Completai urmtoarele propoziii cu can sau have
got / has got.
1 Peter ....h^...9f^..... a diploma in hairdressing.
2 I .....................teach all winter sports.
3 They.....................speak three languages Spanish, French
and English.
4 .....................you.....................a driving licence?
5 A lot of people.....................word processing and
computer
skills these days.

6 He.....................drive a lorry because


he.....................an
HCV licence.

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20minutes+
Scriei cinci propoziii despre competenele i pregtirea
dumneavoastr, Putei ncepe propoziiile cu:
I
can................................................................................
..........

I have
got....................................................................................
I
can.....................................................................................
.....
I haven't
got................................................................................
I am an
experienced......................................................................
English in 20 minutes a day

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Getting to know you


Seaside Mystery: Part 1

Ascultai o povestire poliist care se petrece ntr-un


ora englez de pe malul mrii. Povestirea are 12 pri
i sunt cte 2 pri n fiecare seciune din Englisft in
Twenty Minutes a Day. Partea a doua este n lecia 19.
Ar putea fi util s urmrii transcrierea nregistrrii n
timp ce ascultai. Distracie plcut!
Acestea sunt cuvinte noi din povestire. Cutai-len
Word Bank dac e nevoie.
seaside
need beach
sorry
warm
weicome difficult
landlady
enjoy task
tomorrow
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Do you know?
Exist numeroase language schooisn Anglia.
Studeni de vrste diferite, din toat lumea, vin aici s
nvee englezete.
Studenii locuiesc deseori la familii engleze cnd
urmeaz cursurile unei astfel de coli.
Persoana care se ocup de ei este numit uneori
landlady.
2 Ascultai urmtoarele persoane i gsii descrierea
adecvat fiecreia.
1 Yoshiko Miyamatsu
2 AlanWhite

3
4
5
a)
b)
ci
d)
e)

Mrs King
Peter Lieb
Carlos Sanchez
The director of the school
Yoshiko's landlady
A student from Germany
A friend of Peter's
A student from lapan

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tu\ 3 Ascultai din nou povestirea i punei


imaginile n ordine corect.

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4 Care dintre studeni spun aceste propoziii? Bifai
(/) Yoshiko, Carlos sau Peter.
1 l'm from Germany.
2 Do you like it in England?
3 The school is very good.
4 Do you want to come?
5 She wants me home at six o'clock tonight.
6 lust say you are busy here at the school.
7 She is a very nice lady.
8 Come on, Peter. Let's go to the beach.
9 I am sorry I can't come with you.
10 Bye, Yoshiko. See you in school tomorrow.
Yosh ko Carlos
i

Pete

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English in 20 minutes a day

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Aceast lecie v d prilejul s exersai ce ai nvat


pn acum. Verificai-v rspunsurile i vedei ce
progrese ai fcut. Scriei-v punctajul n chenare.
Functions
SCORE

.../10
I Gsii n coloana din dreapta propoziiile
corespunztoare situaiilor din stnga.
1 greeting someone you know
2 greeting someone you don't know
3 saying where you are from
4 saying where you live
5 describing what you do every day
6 talking about your family
7 saying what you do for a living
8 saying what you like about your job
9 giving your name
10 describing your qualifications
a) I live in London.
b) I have two sisters and a brother.
c) I leave for work at eight o'clock. d| It's Emily
Parrish.
e) I'm asales assistant.
f) I come from Spain.
g) I like my boss.

h) Hi there, Ed. How are you?


i) l have a degree in biology.
j) How do you do, Mr Ling? I'm Bill Saunders
SCORE

.../10
1 ..........................

grandmother aunt
5 ..........................
6 ..........................

.......
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.......
.......

+
+
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2 ..............................
3 ..............................
4 ..............................

..........dauokter.....
brother
2 Completai tabelul de mai sus cu cuvintele
desemnnd membrii de familie lips.
3 Ce fac aceste persoane?
1 taxi driver
2 hairdresser

3 airline pilot
4 student
He She He She
English in 20 minutes a day

Grammar

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SCORE

.../20
4 Folosii forma corect a unui verb adecvat pentru
a completa propoziiile.
1 I usually........................toast and coffee for
breakfast.
2 Professor Polsky........................from Macedonia.
3 I........................walk to work. I go by bus.
4 My brother........................the same age as you.
5 He.....................a degree in German.
6 l'm a taxi driver so I........................my cab all day.
7 How........................I helpyou?
8 Dr Brown, this .
Peter lones.
5 Scriei formele complete corespunztoare formelor
contrase din aceste propoziii: 1 l'm his boss.
.................................

2 Hurry up! We're late.


3 What'sthetime?
4 He's my brother.
5 They're older than me.
6 Where's the taxi?
6 Aceste propoziii descriu o competen sau o
pregtire? Bifai {/) n coloana corect.
1 l've got a diploma in secretarial skills.
2 She sells insurance.
3 We can all ski very well.
4 Carlos speaks English and Spanish.

5 Yoshiko has a degree in Business.


6 My brother has a licence to drive lorries.

Skill

Qualification

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English in 20 minutes a day

20-

Getting to know you


Stage 1
Applying for a job (1)
La ce interviuri de angajare v-ai prezentat? Ai
completat mai nti o cerere?
Vei asculta o nregistrare cu un tnr la un interviu
de angajare. Pentru ce tip de munc este intervievat?
Ascultai i alegei dintre fotografiile de mai jos.

Do you know?
Pentru majoritatea slujbelor trebui s completai o
application form (cerere).

Unii angajatori cer un CV (Curriculum vitae), care


conine o descriere detaliat a competenelor i
pregtirii dumneavoastr i alte date personale.
Resume: versiunea scurt a CV-ului.
Ascultai din nou i completai cererea de angajare.

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APPLICATION FORM
Please complete this form in BLOCK CAPITALS.
Surname:
VJooD
First name(s): THOMAS 61>Y
Address:
17 cORCHARD R.OAD; NEWPORT
Telephone: 0I2 81$3 \^B%
Please tick (/) as appropriate:
If no full-time job is available, can you work part time?
Yes
Available to work
Monday - Friday

If successful, when can you start work? .. Do you


have any holidays booked? When?
BEFORE
AL)6L)ST
Weekends
No Nights
Yes
No
Are you in full-time education?
O Yes O N
If yes, please give details: I START COLLE6E
IN ................
NEXT YEAR.
Work experience:
Please describe your work experience including parttime work.
BOAT ATTENDANT: I WORK FoR hK<
WHO IS THE
MAK1A6ER.. OF. A......................HIR.E COMPANY. I
HELP. To
THE BOAT5 AND I SOMETIMES LOOK APTER THE
English in 20 minutes a day

4 Citii acest resume i rspundei la ntrebri:


Name: Address: Telephone: Date of birth: Place
of birth: Education:
Skills and qualifications:
Employment:
Resume
Roie Lang
203 Parkway, Bristol, BR45 6HK

01452 467983
19/8/82
London, UK
1989-95 Belmont Primary School 1995-2001
Moorlands High School
2002 Diploma in Hairdressing 2001-now Neil's
Hair Salon
1 Where does Roie live?
2 Where is she from?
3 What does Roie do?
4 What qualifications has she got?
5 Where does she work?

20minutes+
Completai acest resume" cu datele dumneavoastr:
Resume
Name;...........................................................
Address:
Telephone: ... Date of birth: Place of birth: Education:
...
Skills and qualifications:

Employment:
English in 20 minutes a day

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Gettmg to know you
Leave a message
1 Ce bileele si mesaje ai primit sptmna
aceasta? Obinuii s le lsai altora biletele?
2 Citii aceste mesaje i spunei unde este cel mai
probabil s le gsii.

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Time
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Date
frid^H, 2-5 Avn

Ascultai ase mesaje de pe robotul telefonic. Alegei


din chenar propoziia care spune la ce se refer
fiecare apel.
Someone \AjantS to tdL choi/t tke w^eetend.

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Very Happy
Birthday
Someone wants to find a house.
Someone's car is ready.
Someone can't see the doctor today.
Someone is ill.
Someone is visiting her daughter tonight.
Someone wants to talk about the weekend.
English in 20 minutes a day

$4

Ascultai din nou i spunei care apeluri sunt de la


rude sau prieteni. De la cine sunt celelalte apeluri?

Message I .....fe.^...(^M?).(
Message 2 Message 3
Message 4 Message 5 Message 6

Gra
Possessive adjectives
Cnd vrem s spunem c un lucru i aparine cuiva
sau c o persoan este apropiat de cineva, folosim
unul dintre urmtoarele cuvinte:

Singular
my our
your your

Plural

ftis
i
her their
its
Ai auzit aceste exemple n nregistrare: Your
motfier pfioned.
I like nuj job.
See Grammar Bank
5 Completai urmtoarele propoziii cu unul dintre
adjectivele posesive de mai sus. Primele trei sunt din
nregistrare.
1 Can we talk about..................plns for the
weekend?

2 We can't find..................house.
3 l'm afraid I can't make..................appointment.

4 I don't know who he is but I think..................car is


great!
5 That'sa nice dog. What's..................name?
6 Roie phones..................mother every weekend.

20minutes+
Uitai-v nc o dat la mesajele din aceast lecie i
scriei trei mesaje scurte.
1 To remind yourself that you need to buy some
stamps today.
2 To wish your mother a happy birthday.
3 To teii your sister about a telephone caii for her
from a friend.

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Money matters
I

Ce servicii bancare folosii?

.onal Northern Unk

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dre>w Martin Business Advtser


2 Citii extrasul bancar de mai jos i rspundei la
ntrebri.
An

Banking with

NNL
National Northern Link

Current account statement


Account name J.D. Jones Summary fot 20 May -19 June 2004
Account number 60233152
Overdraft limit 200.00
Details

Money out

20 May Start balance


24 May Payment to Freshco S/Mkt
30 May Payment by cheque
2 June
Payment by cheque
4 June
Payment to AP. Garage
6 June
Payment to Spa Club
10 June Received from Amtec Ltd
12 June Payment to Freshco S/Mkt
13 June Payment by cheque
15 June Cash withdrawal 15 June
18 June Payment to LBH C/tax
19 June Payment to Fashionhouse pic Crd Purchase 19 June End
balance
1004.40
Crd Purchase 43.68
104315

105.60

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Transactions
Date
Description
Debit Withdrawals

104 306

76.17

Crd Purchase

35.90

Direct Debit

56.30

Bank Giro Credit


Crd Purchase

62.40

104314

217.20

ATM Brookdale
Credit

80.00

Direct Debit

216.73

Crd Purchase

56.80

2516.30
142.00
2711.92

current account: cont bancar pentru uz curent


savings account: cont bancar pentru a economiei
bani i a ctiga dobnd intereet: dobnda ia
economii overdraft limit: suma maxim pe care
clientul o poate ' mprumuta din cont

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What type of account is it? Tick (/) the correct word.
savings
current
business
What is the customer's
name? ....................................
How many deposits does the statement
show?......................................
How much money does the customer have in the
bank on I9th ]une?
The balance is............................

How much money can the customer have on


overdraft? Tick (/) the correct amount. 100
200
300
English in 20 minutes a day

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At the bank
3 Combinai cuvintele din listele A i B pentru a
forma noi cuvinte. Folosii imaginile.
A
B
traveller's

bank
foreign
cash
business

cheque
credit

security

How to say it
book
machine
camera
currency
manager
cheques

adviser
crd

In UK, cuvntul clerk se pronun cu sunetul a", ca


n start,
n US clerk se pronun aa cum se scrie, cu un
sunet er", ca n her.
Travel money (UK): bank note selling rate
2.247 dollars 2.142 dollars 1372 euros 12.65 dollars
10.33 rnd 2.131 francs 1.651 dollars
Australia
14*1 Canada Eurozone Hong Kong South Africa
Switzerland USA
money exchange (bureau de change)
exchange rates

Do you know?
Pentru cumprturi putei plti cu numerar (pay by
cash), scrie un cec (write a cheque) pentru suma
respectiv, sau plti cu crd de credit (pay by credit
crd).
Cnd cumprai ceva pltind cu numerar, restul pe
care-l primii se numete change.
credit cards

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bank notes (UK) bills (US)
wallet
coins

calculator
English in 20 minute* a day

foreign currency
coins
English in 20 minutes a day

9
4 Ascultai discuia lui Mr Brown la banc i
completai paragraful urmtor cu traveller's cheques
sau cash.
Mr Brown asks the cashier to sell him some dollars.
She asks him if he wants (I).......................or
(2)...................Hesays he wants $1000 in
(3)....................and $500 in (4)................She says
he can have the (5).........................now, but she hasn't
got enough (6)...........................at the
moment. He says he can come back tomorrow. She
asks him tosign the (7)...........................in the
top left-hand corner.

O
5 Citii aceste formulare i completai-le cu
informaiile date.
f\lpJL National Northern Link

Denton Branch
P.O. BOX 123 Brookdale N027 40A
Pay
Cheque No.

ED3E33

13-20-90
Date

Sort Code

13.-E0..T0

Account No

SDED1S1


only
MRS FJ BLAKE
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It's 15th August 2005. Felicity Blake is sending a
cheque for 50 to her daughter Elizabeth Blake.
Felicity also wants to pay two cheques and some cash
into her current account: a) Cheque 1: 32.50 b)
Cheque 2: 112.00 c) Cash: 80 (3 x 20 + 2 x 10)
den

NNL
National Link

Date______
Cashier's stamp
iern

Bank credit
CODE NUMBER

13-20-90
National Northern Link
DENTON
ACCOUNT

MRS FJ BLAKE

PAID IN BY

13.-2D-.TD 5Q2D151
Notes 50 Notes 20 Notes 10 Notes 5 Coins 1
TOTAL CASH Cheques
TOTAL

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20 minutes+
Gsii pentru cuvintele 1-5 definiiile
corespunztoare.
1 bankaccount
a) someone who works in a bank
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2 cheque
3

cash

4 bank clerk
5

paying in slip

b)
c)
d)
e)

a form to pay money into a bank account


arrangement to keep money in a bank
a form to pay money to another person
money in coins or bank notes.

English in 20 minutes a day


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Stage 1
Saying thank you
Ce spunei cnd vrei s i mulumii unei alte
persoane? Folosii anumite expresii? i cum vi se
rspunde?
lat cteva expresii uzuale pentru mulumiri i
rspuns la mulumiri.
a) Thank you for coming.

b)
c)
d)
e)
f)

You're welcome.
That would be lovely.
That's very kind of you.
This is delicious!
Thank you so much.

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vei folosi? Bifai (/) sub litera corespunztoare din
tabel.
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Someone offers to carry your bags.

Someone cooks something special for you.

Someone gives you a present.

Someone thanks you for helping them.

Someone leaves your home after a party.

6 Someone invites you out for the evening.

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3 Acum verificai-v rspunsurile cu dialogurile din


nregistrare.
4 Citii aceste formule de ncheiere pentru scrisori:
Informai (friends and family)
Formal
Love

Yours sincerely

With love
Love from
Lots of love
Best wishes
AII the best

Yours faithfully (when


the letter begins:
Dear Sir/Madam)

Acum gsii formula de introducere aferent formulei


de ncheiere:
1 Dear Mr Parkinson
2 DearSir
3 DearCamilia
4 Dear Mum

a) Lots of love
b) Yours faithfully
c) Yours sincerely

d) Best wishes
English in 20 minutes a day

5 Citii aceste dou scrisori. Care este ctre un


prieten apropiat? Ctre cine este cealalt? Care este
scopul fiecreia?

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lovely wonderful
beautifuU aelicious:
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evenimente,
obiecte, p
gt-eo^ne;
obiecte, p u mncare;
6reo3ne.
ereo^ne;
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20 minutes+
Completai aceast scrisoare de mulumiri ctre o
prieten, folosind expresii din chenar.
Sunday. I6th March
Dear Marina

for a delicious meal last night. What a wonderful


cook ..

What about dinner at the Mango


Restaurant...............? I
could pickyou up at six from your house ,
and...............
go to a club afterwards................know.
Harry
on Saturday we could Best wishes Thanks Let me
you are
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What do you look like?


Cum v descriei nfiarea n propria limb? Vorbii
despre ochi, pr i aspectul general?
Aceste cuvinte descriu toate nfiarea unei
persoane. Putei verifica ce nseamn n Word Bank.
short
thin
big
small good-looking
fat
pretty black
brown
long (hair)
blond
dark
bald
tall

medium-build
fit

blue

grey

curly (hair)

2 Acum punei cuvintele n urmtoarele categorii:

good-tool^Lng
3 Privii fotografiile (a-f) i gsii-le corespondentul
n descrierile 1-6 de mai jos.

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1 He's tall with grey hair.
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2 She's very pretty with long blond hair.
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3 They both have long curly hair and big blue eyes.

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4 He's thin but he looks fit.
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5 She's got short, dark hair and glasses.
|__|
6 He's bald and he's got a beard.
|__|
English in 20 minutes a day

Do you know?
Good-looklng se folosete de obicei pentru un
brbat.
Pretty se folosete de obicei pentru o femeie sau o
fat.
Este mai bine s evitai s spunei n englezete c
cineva este fat sau thin, cci poate fi considerat
nepoliticos.

Grammar:
Linking words and9 but
And leag dou propoziii similare.
She's tall and she's got blond hair.
But leag dou afirmaii, cnd a doua afirmaie
modific informaia deja dat de prima.
He's a big man, but he's notfat.
4 Potrivii afirmaiile 1-6 cu a-f pentru a face
propoziii cu but.
1 She is sixteen.................................:
a)
but he's not very fit.
2 He's young
j
b)
but my daughter's eyes are brown.
3 We're in our forties now
'-.................c)
but she looks twenty-one.
4 Those girls are in their twenties
d)
but they act like teenagers.
5 l've got blue eyes
e]
but he looks much younger.
6 He's fifty years old
f)

but we still feel young!


5 Alegei and sau but pentru a completa
urmtoarele propoziii.
1 He is thirteen...............he's a teenager now.
2 Cm 1.6 metres tall................I'm shorter than my
brother- he's nearly 2 metres
3 She has brown eyes...............she's very pretty.
4 My parents are old,...............they are both very fit.
5 He's a big man, ...............he's not fat.
6 She's nineteen...............she's a student.
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20 minutes+
Ascultai-o pe Gloria descriindu-1 pe noul ei ef i
completai propoziiile:
1 He's got...............eyes and...............hair.
2 He's a big man, but he's not........................
3 He's taller than my...............
4 He's quite........................
Scriei trei propoziii pentru a v descrie pe
dumneavoastr niv:
5....................................................................................
...........
6
English in 20 minutes a day

Getting to know you


Likes and dislikes (I)
I Ce v place i ce nu v place? Diagrama de mai
jos prezint cteva cuvinte pe care le putei folosi n
acest sens.
La nevoie putei cuta cuvintele n Word Bank.
Verbs:
(tont like dislike ow\ i

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ddjec-tives:

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lite

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l^vely
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2 Ascultai ce spun aceste persoane despre ce le


place i ce nu i bifai (/) lucrurile despre care
vorbesc.
Speaker I
Speaker 2
Speaker 3
where they live
their job
sport
holidays
animals
family
where they live
their job
sport
holidays
animals
family
where they live
their job
sport
holidays
animals
family
English in 20 minutes a day

3 Ascultai din nou i stabilii ce le place i ce nu.


Propoziiile acestea sunt adevrate (/) sau false (X) ?
1 Speaker I dislikes the people he works with......
2 He likes getting time off......
3 Speaker 2 likes being with her children......
4 She doesn't like her job......
5 Speaker 3 likes living in the town......
6 He likes dogs......
4 Completai aceste propoziii de dou ori. nti cu
un cuvnt sinonim cu Iove, apoi cu unul sinonim cu
hale.
1 I.....IPX?.....pizza.
2 He...............his job
3 1 thinkfootball is.......

Ute
He
pizza.
.. his job.
think football is
4 They...............getting up early.
5 I...............going to the dentist.
6 She's got a...............car.
They...............getting up early
I...............going to the dentist.
She's got a...............car.

Grammar:
Verb + -ing)
Pentru a spune dac ne place sau nu o activitate,

folosim like {don't min, fiate etc.) + verb + -ing.


I like reading travel books
1 don't like watching television.
I enjoy going to the cinema.
I hate washing the car.
I don't mind helping mum at the weekends.

20minutes+
Scriei cinci propoziii despre activiti sau lucruri
care v plac sau v displac.
1 ...................................................................................
.................
2 ...................................................................................
.................
3 ...................................................................................
.................
4 ...................................................................................
.................
5....................................................................................
................
English in 20 minutes a day

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Cum facei cunotin cu noi prieteni n ara

dumneavoastr? Ai folosit veodat internetul


pentru a cunoate pe cineva? Unde v ducei ca
s v relaxai i s v distrai?
Citii aceste mesaje de chat pe internet i subliniai
cuvintele care exprim plcere sau neplcere:
the friendly chat room

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<Sergii> Kirsty. I hope you don't mind if l teii you a
bit about myself. As you know, my name is Sergii
Bakker and I come from Tallinn in Estonia, l'm here
in London because my ather works for a British
company We live in Dulwich in south London. It's a
nice part of the city with some lovely houses and
parks. I miss my friends in Tallinn but I don't like
Tallinn, especially in the winter when it gets very
cold.
England is fantastic for me because I want to be
an English teacher and l can spend a lot of time
learning English here. I enjoy reading English
books. 1 think a great way to leam is to have
English friends. My problem is that I find it difficult
to meet many English people because 1 don't like
going to pubs and clubs very much. I like talking on

the internet and I hope you do, too.


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English in 20 minutes a day

3 Completai tabelul despre Sergii i Kirsty.

Sergii likes
London
doesn't like

doesn't like

Kirsty likes

4 Gsii aceste verbe n mesaje. Putei cuta n


Word Bank ce nseamn fiecare.
want

hope
miss
Alegei verbul corect pentru a completa urmtoarele
propoziii,
1 1..................you like your new job.
2 I like travelling but I..................my home and
family.
3 Do you..................to watch TV tonight?
4 I..................you get this letter tomorrow.
5 I..................to have long hair.
6 Happy Birthday! We..................you have a great
day.

Gramma
Linking words because, so

Because introduce un motiv pentru un anumit lucru.


I live in London because mu father works for a
British company.
So introduce o consecin pentru un anumit lucru.

My aunt lives in Dulwich too, so I know it quite well.


See Grammar Bank
5 Gsii celelalte exemple n mesaje.

20 minutes+

Alegei because sau so pentru a completa aceste


propoziii:
1 1 enjoy being a travel representative because /
so 1 like meeting people.
2 We're in London on Saturday because / so we
can come to your party.
3 l'm at home this evening because / so you can
caii me after 7 p.m.
4 Please give me your address because / so I can
write to you.
5 You can't see the doctor because / so you haven't
got an appointment.
English in 20 minutes a day

etting to Know
Stage 1
Applying for a job (2)
Cum v prezentai unui potenial angajator?
Ce lucruri pozitive putei spune despre dumneavoastr?
Aceste cuvinte sunt folosite pentru a descrie caliti
personale. Putei cuta n Word Bank ce nseamn
fiecare.
polie
try to understand ...
happy
good with people
hard-working
get on with ...
Citii urmtorul extras din cererea de angajare a lui
Thomas Wood i rspundei la ntrebrile despre el.
1 Why does Thomas think the job could be useful for
him?
It could help him to prepare for
studying..................at........
2 What personal skills does he have?
3 What does he like about Freshco Supermarkets?
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7. Teii us why you want to join Freshco Supermarkets
and why you think you are suitable for this type of work.

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3 Ascultai mai departe interviul lui Thomas Wood la


Freshco i completai urmtoarea parte a formularului.
8. What do you do when a) a customer is rude to you?
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TO c\e ar\ary. I liS-feKi +o -fUew CKV\A Tr-y fo
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aS Ihe ....................
b) it's time to go home and you still have work to finish?

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English in 20 minutes a day

Articolul nehotrt a este folosit pentru ceva sau


cineva nedeterminat:
Have you got a job? (orice slujb)
Freshco is a supermarket chain. (Exist i alte lanuri
de supermarketuri.)
sau pentru a descrie ocupaia unei persoane:
He's a doctor.
Articolul nehotrt an este folosit pentru cuvinte care
ncep cu o vocal (a e io sau )
I orit wantan officejob. She's an engineer.
Articolul hotrt tfie este folosit pentru ceva sau
cineva determinat i deja cunoscut:
The manager at this store is new. (Exist un singur
manager.)
Wftat's tfie problem? (tim c exist o anumit
problem.
See Grammar Bank

4 Completai aceste propoziii cu a, an sau the.


I She's...................doctor and her sister works in
office.
2 I got...................letter and...................invitation
today.
...................letter is from my son
and...................invitation is to
Director's dinner.
great
3 We live in...................centre of town, but
it's................
place to meet people and make friends.

4 I haven't got...................TV, but I have


got...................computer
and I like talkingon...................internet.
5 If you've got...................problem, you can
teii...................
manager about it. He's very good with people.

20 minutes+
Scriei rspunsurile dumneavoastr la aceste
ntrebri:
1 What do you do when a customer is rude to you?
I.....................................................................................
............
2 What do you do when it's time to go home and
you still have work to finish?
I.....................................................................................
............
English in 20 minutes a day

etting to know
More family talk
Cine e ruda dumneavoastr favorit? Ce v place la
aceasta? Cu care din urmtoarele cuvinte ai descrieo? (Putei cuta In Word Bank ce nseamn fiecare.)

k\ sm
funny

kind

9
interesting
Vei auzi o fat vorbind despre rudele ei. Gsii n
propoziiile de mai jos pe cele corespunztoare celor
patru rude.

f) lives in London
a good listener
a) works in a hospital

b) doesn't get angry


c)
d)
e)
g)
h)
i)
j)
1

loves his job


lives with myaunt and uncie
always brings me something nice
is an interesting person
wants to listen to me
is very funny sometimes
is younger than me
My father

2 My grandmother
3 My brother
4 My uncie Harry

DDD

nan
an
an
English in 20 minutes a day

3 Ascultai din nou i stabilii dac aceste propoziii


sunt adevrate (/), false (X) sau nu tii (?) deoarece
fata nu spune.
1 Her father works very hard.
2 She lives in England with her mother.
3 Her grandmother is a good listener.
4 Her grandmother lives in the same town.
5 Her brother is in the same class.
6 Her brother is twelve and his name is Mark.
7 Uncie Harry is her father's brother.
8 Unele Harry is an actor and he lives in London
True (/) False (X) Don't know (?

Grammar:
Present Simple Tense (2)
Formarea prezentului simplu cu he, she sau it:
Dac verbul se termin cu -ss, -o, sau -eh, adugai
-es.
She misses her father He goes to my schooi He
watches TV every day.
La alte verbe adugai doar -s.
He brings hersomething nice She gets angry
sometimes.
Nu uitai c verbele to have i to be sunt neregulate.
See Grammar Bank
Completai propoziiile cu forma corect a verbului
dintre paranteze.
1 She..................(miss) her father very much when

he is away.
2 The boy with blond hair..................(go) to the
same schooi as his sister.
3 Her grandmother..................(like) to see herat the
weekend.
4 My boyfriend always.................. (bring) me
flowers.
5 She........................ (do not mind) living with her
parents.
6 Harry..................(get) on very well with his sister.
7 He..................(havel a job in Paris.

20minutes+
Completai acest paragraf despre una dintre rudele
dumneavoastr:
My favourite relative is my...................I like him / her
because...................
My..................lives................... He/She
is..................old. I see him/her
...................He / She has..................hair
and..................eyes. I think he / she
is...................
English in 20 minutes a day

Seaside Mystery: Part 2


The story so far: Yoshiko is a new student at the
Greenwood I language school in Brighton. Carios
and Peter are students at i the school, too. They
meet Yoshiko at a party for new
students. Yoshiko can't go to the beach with Carios
and Peter
after the party, because her landlady, Mrs King, wants
her to I come home at six o'clock. Carios and Peter
say goodbye to
Yoshiko. They think Mrs King is a difficult woman.
I Rspundei la urmtoarele ntrebri legate de
povestire. I who are Peter and Carios?
2 Where is the language school?
3 Why does Yoshiko go home after the party?
4 What do Peter and Carios do after the party?

2 Urmtoarele cuvinte i expresii apar n partea a


doua a povestirii.
Bifai-le (/) pe cele pe care le cunoatei deja. Vedei
dac putei ghici ce nseamn celelalte, ascultnd
povestirea.
dark
girlfriend
Spanish
knock
busy
dinner
at the moment
rude
in Iove
worried
Hurry up!
husband

9
3 Ascultai povestirea i potrivii ntre ele cele dou
jumti ale urmtoarelor propoziii.
too busv to see them.
1 Peter wants to
2 Carlos' girlfriend

3 Peter knows
4 They knock
5 Mrs King

6 She says Yoshiko is


7 Peter thinksthat
8 Carlos thinks that
9 Carlos thinks Peter 10 Peter is worried

where Yoshiko lives.


is in Iove with Yoshiko.
Mrs King is busy.
Mrs King is rude.
about Yoshiko.
on the door.

comes from Spain.


opens the door.
go to the beach before it gets dark.

Do you know?
Let's (prescurtare pentru Let us) se folosete pentru a
sugera ce ar trebui s facei dumneavoastr i
altcineva.
'Let's have something to eat before we go out.'
Let me se folosete pentru a-i spune unei alte
persoane ce vrei s facei.
'Let me drive you to the station.'
4 Gsii trei exemple cu Let" n transcrierea
nregistrrii prii a doua din Seaside Mystery.
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chenare.
Functions
! Completai acest formular folosind cuvinte i
expresii din chenarul de mai jos.
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First names
Family name
Address: 7 Longmarket,........................8001,
South Africa
Telephone number
E mail address
Your date of birth
Your age in years on Ist September 2005 Your
sex........................

Nationality
South African
12/4/84
21 years
Mayo
021348675 Female
Cape
Town
Gloria Jane
g.mayo@iafrica.com

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Gsii n coloana din dreapta propoziiile


corespunztoare activitilor 1-7.
1 leaving a message
He's very tall with grey hair.
2 expressing appreciation
Do come to my party.
3 ending a letter
1 Iove to dance.
4 inviting someone
5 describing someone
6 saying what you like
7 saying what you don't like
d) With lotsof Iove
hate football.
f) Please phone me later.
g) Thank you for a wonderful evening,
& rv
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b)
c)

Vocabulary

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SCORE

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Folosii dou din aceste cuvinte pentru a descrie
fiecare persoan din imaginile de mai jos. Folosii
cuvintele o singur dat.
thin

pretty

young

angry
fat
bald

worried

happy

Grammar
^ SCORE

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4 Completai acest tabel.

Pronoun

Possessive adjective

my

i you
he
she
it
we
they

be
ike
look
have
Completai propoziiile cu unul dintre aceste verbe Tn
forma corect:
1 What a wonderful cook you..................... !

2 We.....................to the beach every day.


3 .....................he got brown hair?
4 We.....................forward to meeting you aii.
5 Let's.....................it again sometime.
6 She.....................to understand what their problems
are.
7 I.....................that it's a great place to work.
8 She.....................a cheque for $2000 every week.
9 He.....................getting time off.
10 Carlos.....................his girlfriend every day.
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think phone

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