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PART III—SHORT

CONVERSATIONS
Identifying Time (page 52)
1. Introductory verb
2. Pronouns
3. Subject-Verb
Agreement
4. Stress and Intonation
5. Attitude
1. Woman: I ordered that
software last Tuesday. It
should have arrived by now.
Woman: It is. Finally it’s
here.
1. Woman: I ordered that software last
Tuesday. It should have arrived by
now.
Man: This package came for you this
morning. Maybe it’s your new
software.
Woman: It is. Finally it’s here.
2. Man: What a great time
we had in Paris. Let’s go
back soon.
Woman: I’d love to, but don’t
you think we should wait until
next year?
Man: Maybe you’re right. It
was only last month that we
were there.
2. Man: What a great time we had
in Paris. Let’s go back soon.
Woman: I’d love to, but don’t you
think we should wait until next
year?
Man: Maybe you’re right. It was
only last month that we were
there.
3. Man: Hey, Mark I hear
you got a new job.
Congratulations!
Woman: Isn’t it great? But
they want me to start this
Monday. That’s so soon.
Woman: That is a little odd.
Usually they give you two
weeks.
3. Woman : Hey, Mark I hear you
got a new job. Congratulations!
Man : Isn’t it great? But they
want me to start this Monday.
That’s so soon.
Woman: That is a little odd.
Usually they give you two weeks.
4. Man: You travel a lot
for your job, don’t you?
Woman: Yes, I go to Tokyo at
least once a month.
Man: I suffer from jet lag.
Once a year would be enough
for me.
4. Man: You travel a lot for your
job, don’t you?
Woman: Yes, I go to Tokyo at
least once a month.
Man: I suffer from jet lag. Once a
year would be enough for me.
5. Woman: Isn’t the
contract ready yet? We’re
all ready to sign it.
Man: I called the office this
morning. They said we’d have
it by this afternoon.
Woman: This afternoon? I
guess that’s OK, as long as it’s
here before three.
5. Woman: Isn’t the contract
ready yet? We’re all ready to
sign it.
Man: I called the office this
morning. They said we’d have it
by this afternoon.
Woman: This afternoon? I guess
that’s OK, as long as it’s here
before three.
6. Man: I bought this cell
phone just last week and
already it’s stopped working.
Woman: It has a one-year
guarantee, so I’d be happy to
give you a new one for free.
Man: Could you give me a
better one this time? How
about one with a five-year
guarantee?
6. Man: I bought this cell phone just
last week and already it’s stopped
working.
Woman: It has a one-year guarantee,
so I’d be happy to give you a new one
for free.
Man: Could you give me a better one
this time? How about one with a five-
year guarantee?
7. Woman: Did you sign up
for next month’s business
conference?
Man: Not yet. I plan to send in
my registration tomorrow.
Woman: You’d better do it
soon. Friday is the last day for
registration.
7. Woman: Did you sign up for
next month’s business
conference?
Man: Not yet. I plan to send
in my registration tomorrow.
Woman: You’d better do it
soon. Friday is the last day
for registration.
8. Man: I can’t give you any
copier paper today. I’m all
out. You’ll have to wait until
next week.
Woman: Next week? Why?
Can’t you get any before then,
Tim?
Man: I only order office
supplies once a month. Sorry.
8. Man: I can’t give you any copier
paper today. I’m all out. You’ll have to
wait until next week.
Woman: Next week? Why? Can’t you
get any before then, Tim?
Man: I only order office supplies once
a month. Sorry.
9. Woman: I’m calling to find
out when the repairs on my
car will be finished.
Man: We’re working on it
now and your car should be
ready the day after tomorrow.
Woman: That soon? Great! I
thought I’d have to leave it
there until Friday at least.
9. Woman: I’m calling to find out when
the repairs on my car will be finished.
Man: We’re working on it now and
your car should be ready the day after
tomorrow.
Woman: That soon? Great! I thought
I’d have to leave it there until Friday
at least.
10. Man: Am I very late?
Have you been waiting for me
long?
Woman: Not really. My train
arrived just fifteen minutes
ago.
Man: I’m sorry. I thought it
wasn’t supposed to arrive
until 10:30.
10. Man: Am I very late? Have you
been waiting for me long?
Woman: Not really. My train arrived
just fifteen minutes ago.
Man: I’m sorry. I thought it wasn’t
supposed to arrive until 10:30.
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