1. W:Excuse me, where is the Bell Museum? M:Oh, it's not far away from here. You can walk.
W:Yes? M:Go straight along this road. Then turn left. . . No, right. Turn right at the first turning.
W:Turn right? M:Yes, Keep walking till the crossroads, then turn left . You'll see a theatre on the righ W:A theatr M:Yes. Beside the theatre, there is a side street.
W:Do I take the street? M:Right. Walk to the end of the street and turn left again.
Then you'll see a church on the left. Next to the church is the museum. W:Oh, this is not easy. I'll try.
M:Good luck. W:Thank you very much.
M:You'll welcome. 2. M:Hi, Jane. It's nice to see you again. I heard that you went to the U. S. during the vacation.
W:Yes, I went to New York to attend a summer course in English. M:Wow. You were lucky. How long did you stay there?
W:About 50 days. I went there on July 5th and came back on August 25th. M:Where did you live in New York?
W:Oh, I lived with an American family, the Smiths. They were very kind people. Shortly after I arrived, we became good friends.
And, living in their house, I could speak English with them every day. Besides, I didn't need to worry about my daily three meals.
They looked after that . M:How nice! And how about the course?
W:The course was also very good. The teachers were nice. They taught us to listen, speak, read and write in English, but it was mostly speaking.
One interesting I found was that the American classes are different from our classes here because they are very free. You can sit anywhere you like in the classroom.
You can ask the teacher questions at any time during the class. And you are welcome to share your ideas with the class. I really like this kind of class.
M:How interesting! Maybe our teacher should try that. 3. M:Well, Stella? Why do you look unhappy?
W:Oh, Bill, I have just had a quarrel with Mr.Philips. W:Mr.Philips! What on earth was it about?
W:Well, I have made three bad mistakes so far this week. Today I forgot to give him an important message, so he got really angry with me.
M:But I don't understand. You are usually very careful and never make mistakes. W:I'm just so tired. I don't know what I'm doing.
M:Why? Have you been going to bed late these days? W:No. I'm usually in bed at about eleven. But I've been woken up at half past four every morning.
And then I can't go back to sleep again. M:Why?
W:It's my new neighbor, the milkman next door. He has to get up at half past four and he always turns te radio on loud.
M:Ask him to turn it down then. W:It's difficult. I don't know him yet.
M:If you don't want to see him, write him a letter. W:Do you think it's good idea?
M:Yes, I do. I'll help you with the letter. W:OK. Let's try.
4. W:Can I talk to you for a moment, Tom? M:Of course, Julia. Sit down. What is it?
W:I've decided to leave. M:Leave?
W:Yes? M:Oh, no. Is it because we're moving out of London?
W:Well, yes. But there are other reasons. M:I see. You've never liked working here.
W:No, no. I've enjoyed working here, but. . . M:But what?
W:Well, I haven't had time for other things. I've worked here for four years. And I'd like to do something different.
M:What do you mean, something different? W:I want to travel. You know, I have never been to other countries.
M:Haven't you? W:No, I haven't. I want to live abroad and learn to speak a different language.
M:Well, what can I say? I'm really sorry. But I understand. W:Thank you Tom.
5. Good morning, Ladies and Gentleman. Welcome to our school. My name is Andrew Brown.
I am a history teacher. I'll give you a quick introduction to the school before I show you around. Our school is called a " free school" . That means that the pupils are free to choose what and how they want to learn.
The school opens at 9a. m. , but the children can arrive when they like. Most of them are in school by ten.
Between nine and ten most people are in the living room and the kitchen downstairs. Some of the children haven't had much breakfast, so there is a lot of eating, tea_drinking and talking.
This is a time when children and teachers can work out what they are to do for the day. Now if you look through the door of that big room you will see those children reading and drawing there.
Some have chosen to do maths. They are on the third floor with Miss Green. Four of the older boys are now on the way to the Cardrome to have their driving lessons.
Several children are in the kitchen helping Miss Cabell with lunch. The children take turns doing this. They all enjoy doing it.
After lunch it's someone else's job to do the washing-up. This job is unpopular and not many of them like to do it.
After lunch the children go on with what they've been doing until 4:30. On Monday and Thursdays the school is also open in the evenings until 9:00p. m. .
On Wednesday afternoon there is a school meeting. On Friday we sometimes take the children to a cinema or a museum.
The school is also open every weekend for those children who want to come. 6. Good morning everybody. My topic for today is " Early Money." I'm going to tell you something about money used in the early days.
To be honest, we know little about how early people came to use money, but we do know some of the things which have been used as money. In some parts of Asia, tea was used for money. The American Indians used nuts and other things.
Perhaps the mos common money of all was an animal found some places today, cows are still used as a kink of money. So you see, things highly valued by everybody may serve as money.
The Chinese were the first people to use coins as money. Oh, sorry, you don't know the word? Well, it is spelled C-O-I-N.
Here are some coins of the past. You can come over and have a look.