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Lesson 46. Really? That's Amazing!

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Lesson 46; Part A

46.1.jpggalka.jpgListen and repeat these phrases - be careful with the intonation

you-see      Well        suddenly
you know    Аnywау    then
as usual
of course


galka.jpgListen and notice the intonation where it is marked in the text. Important new parts of the story often have this intonation:
Less important parts, or things we know about already, often have this intonation: .


I was walking along the street one day, on Tuesday, I think, and I saw a wallet on the pavement. Well, I picked it upand I thought: I'll take it to the police, and I was in a hurry, you see, so I put it in my bagand forgot about it. And I went to work, as usual, and did the shopping, you know, and went home and then I remembered the wallet. Anyway, I took it out of my bagand had a look inside, and there was some money, and some cards, and tickets and so on, and a photo, and I looked at the photoand suddenly I thought: I know him It was an old friend from school, you seeand the last time I sawhim was years ago. Well, I looked in the wallet and found his phone number and phoned him, and he was pretty surprised, of соursе, but he remembered me, and we're going to meet tomorrow.

Listen again and repeat.

Lesson 46; Part B

galka.jpgListen and repeat these phrases - be careful with the intonation.

Oh?         Sorry?
                     What did you do?   That's great!
Really?
    Whatt did you say?   What happened?   That's amazing!
Was it?
   Yes.                                                      That's terrible!
Did you?


dialogue.jpgThis time A is telling the story and В is listening. Listen and notice the intonation in B's sentences.
A: I was walking along the street one day, on Tuesday, I think, and I saw a wallet on the pavement.
B: Sorry? What did you say?
A: I saw a wallet on the pavement.
B: Oh? What did you do?
A: Well, I picked it upand I thought: I'll take it to the police, and I was in a hurry, you see, so I put it in my bagand forgot about it. And I went to work, as usual, and did the shopping, you know...
B: Yes .
A: ... and went home and then I remembered the wallet. Anyway, I took it out of my bagand had a look inside, and there was some money, and some cards, and tickets and so on, and a photo, and I looked at the photoand suddenly I thought: I know him!
B: Really?
A: It was an old friend from school, you seeand the last time I sawhim was years ago.
B: Was it?
A: Yes. Well, I looked in the wallet and found his phone number and phoned him, and he was pretty surprised, of соursе, but he remembered me, and we're going to meet tomorrow.
B: That's great!

Listen again and say B's part, together with the recording. 




Exercises


dialogue.jpgFill the gaps with the phrases in the box.
 
That's amazing!       Did you?       What happened?       That's terrible!       Yes?          What did you do?      Sorry?
 

  1. A: I was lying in bed last night, round about midnight, and I heard a knock at the door.
    B:  Oh? ___________What did you do?
    A: Well, I went downstairs ...
  2. A: I was waiting for the bus yesterday, as usual, and suddenly I heard an explosion.
    B: _______Did you?
    A: Yes, and I thought, What's that!?
  3. A: I was watching the news one night, and suddenly I saw myself in the shopping centre.
    B: _______Sorry?
    A: I said I saw myself, on TV!
    B: _______That's amazing!
  4. A: I left my wallet on the bus today!
    B: Oh, no! _______That's terrible!
  5. A: Today was awful!
    B: Why? _______What happened?
    A: Well, first the bus was late, then ...
  6. A: I was walking by the river one day last week, down near the bridge, you know?
    B: _______Yes.
    A: And I heard a sort of loud noise in the water...
Listen to check your answers. Check with the Key. Then listen again and repeat.

dialogue.jpgFill the gaps with phrases from В part of the lesson.

A:  I was lying in bed last night, round about midnight, and I heard a knock at the door.46.2.jpg
B:  Oh? ___________Did you?
A:  Yes, and I thought, "That's unusual. ".
B:  ___________What did you do?
A:  Well, I went downstairs, and looked through the window, and it was dark, of course, but I could see a bus in the street, with its lights off and no passengers, and a man standing at my door, with a sort of official-looking cap on his head.
B:  ___________Sorry?
A:  A cap, you know, like bus drivers wear.
B:  Oh↓, I see. ___________What happened?
A:  Well, I opened the door, and he said, 'Mr Johnson?', and I said, 'Yes?' And he said, 'Here's your wallet. I finished work at midnight and I found it on my bus.' What do you think about that?
B:  ___________That's amazing!

Listen to check your answers. (Different answers are possible. There is one possible version on the recording and in the Key.) Read B's part together with the recording. Then read A's part together with the recording.
 


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