29. A POUND OF MATCHES
Amy: you going out, Alan?
Alan: Yes, I. Why?
Amy: Well, I’ve just washed my hair. I can’t go out. please do some SHOPPING for me.
Alan: Must I?
Amy: Oh,good darling and do it for me.
Alan: All right. Give me our shopping bag.
Amy: Just a minute. I n’t told you what to buy yet.
Alan: No, you n’t.
Amy: I need a lot of things today. Now, a pound of sugar…
Alan: (singing) Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, sugar at a supper time.
Amy: Stop it, Alan! I’ll tell you what to buy.
Alan: All right, all right, go on!
Amy: A pound of sugar, a tin of sardines. A big one. A packet of tea, a jar of jam, three packets of rolled oats for your porridge…
Alan: Porridge? Bah….
Amy: Oh, and some matches. Yes, six boxes of matches.
Alan: we got any bread?
Amy: Oh yes, you can buy a loaf of bread. A smaller one. And six eggs, please. And a carton of milk. That’s all.
Alan: you sure?
Amy: Yes. Can you remember all that?
Alan: Of course! It’s quite simple. A pound of matches, a tin of sugar, five boxes of bread, big ones…
Amy: You’re talking nonsense, Alan.
Alan: Oh, well. You must make a list, that’s all.
LISTEN AND REPEAT
Amy: Do some SHOPPING for me, Alan.
Alan: Tell me what to buy.
Amy: A pound of sugar, a tin of sardines. A big one. A packet of tea, three packets of rolled oats, six boxes of matches, a loaf of bread, a small one. Six eggs and a carton of milk. Can you remember all that?
Alan: Make me a list, Amy.
30. A NEW SUIT
Amy: I say, Alan, you really ought to have a new suit.
Alan: Why? What’s wrong with my old suits? This one, for example.
Amy: It’s got very shabby lately.
Alan: it? In’t noticed that. It’s a very comfortable suit.
Amy: You really have to pay more attention to your clothes.
Alan: All right, darling. But we mustn’t spend money on my new suit for me now. I’ve spent a lot on the car lately.
Alan: Yes. I’ve just bought new tires.
Amy: Well. Wen’t need a very expensive suit.
Alan: Besides, wegoing to have other expenses.
Amy: What other expenses?
Alan: Look at the house. We ought to paint it. And paintnot cheap at all, itjust gone up.
Amy: Oh, the houseall right. You’ve just painted the windows, and the walls can wait.
Alan: Yes, but there’re a lot of repairs to do.
Amy: Well, repairs can wait too. Listen, darling. Yougoing to order a new suit tomorrow. What’s more, yougoing to buy a new hat.
Alan: A new hat? What’s wrong with my old one? It’s very comfortable.
Amy: Oh, Alan!
LISTEN AND REPEAT
Amy: You ought to have a new suit, Alan.
Alan: What’s wrong with my old ones?
Amy: They’ve got very shabby lately.
Alan: I n’t noticed that. Theystill very comfortable. And I mustn’t spend money on a suit now. I’ve spent a lot on the car lately. I’ve just bought new tires. Besides, wegoing to have other expenses. We ought to paint the house. And paintjust gone up. And there’re a lot of repairs to do.
31. A NEW HAT
(Amy buys a hat)
Shop assistant: Good morning, madam. What can I do for you?
Amy: I want a hat to go with this grey coat. You’ve got a nice red one in the window.
Shop assistant: Oh yes, I can get it out for you, madam. Here it ! A very smart hat! Try it on, madam.
Amy: It’s too big. I need a smaller size.
Shop assistant: Herea smaller one. It’s a very pretty shade of green.
Amy: It’s quite nice! But, perhaps, you’ve got a darker green.
Shop assistant: Isorry, madam. Wen’t got dark green hats. But I’ve a lovely black hat here. It’s just right for you.
Amy: A black hat? No. What about that blue one in the other window?
Shop assistant: Which one, madam? This one?
Amy: That’s right.
Shop assistant: Try it on, madam. It’s a beautiful little hat.
Amy: Itpretty, but ittoo small. you got a bigger one?
Shop assistant: Isorry, we n’t. But we can order one for you.
Amy: Can you? Perhaps, that’s a good idea. But I must think about it first. Good bye!
Shop assistant: Thank you, madam. Good bye!
(Alan buys a hat)
Shop assistant: Good morning, sir.
Alan: Morning. I want a hat.
Shop assistant: What size, sir?
Shop assistant: What colour, sir?
Alan: What colour? Bright.
Shop assistant: What about this one, sir?
Alan: It’s all right. How muchit?
Shop assistant: 19 pounds 50 pence, sir.
Alan: Can I pay in cash?
Shop assistant: Certainly, sir.
Alan: Herethe money. Thank you, good bye.
Shop assistant: Thank you, sir. Good bye, sir!
REPEAT USING THE WORD “ONE”
Amy: This hattoo big. I need a smaller hat. - This hattoo big. I need a smaller one.
Amy: This coattoo light. I need a darker coat. - This coat too light. I need a darker one.
Alan: This hattoo small. I need a bigger hat. - This hattoo small. I need a bigger one.
Alan: This suittoo expensive. I need a cheaper suit. - This suittoo expensive. I need a cheaper one.