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Conversation
CONVERSATION HANDOUT
Beta Lower Module 2 - Topic 1
WORDS AND EXPRESSIONS TO ASK FOR CLARIFICATION

- Pardon me, - I have a question. - Please, talk slower.

- I beg your pardon, - A doubt/ doubts. - Please, repeat.

- Excuse me, - I don’t understand. - Please, explain it again.

- Please, repeat it again.

- Can you give an (another) example?

- Can you explain ____________ ?

- Can you say it again?

- How do you say ___________ in English?

- What do you call ____________ ?

- What do you mean by ____________ ?

Expressions generally used by


teachers in class.
* Is it clear?

* Do (Did) you understand?

* Do you have any doubts?

* Do you have any questions?

* Do you have other (more) questions?

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Beta Lower Module 2 - Topic 1 continued
ASKING FOR CLARIFICATION

Complete the dialog using the following expressions only once.

Can you repeat...? What’s the difference between...?

How do you say...? I have some doubts


Talk slower How do you spell...?

What do you call...? I have another question

Repeat What do you mean by...?

Situation: Mike is studying for a test. He has some doubts and calls his friend Carla.

Mike: Hi! Carla? This is Mike.


Carla: Hello, Mike. How are you?
Mike: So, so. I’m studying for the Lab test and (1)____________________________.
Carla: Tell me.
Mike: For example, (2)___________________________ "cabina telefónica" in English?
Carla: Telephone booth.
Mike: Oh, yes. And (3)_______________________________ a "parking lot" in Spanish?
Carla: I can’t hear you well. (4)_______________________________, please?
Mike: Sure, "parking lot".
Carla: In Spanish? Well, "estacionamiento".
Mike: Oh! yes. And (5)________________________________ Butcher’s?
Carla: What? (6)________________________________, please.
Mike: Butcher’s.
Carla: I think it is "carnicería".
Mike: And (7)_______________________________ "going out of" and "leaving"?
Carla: No difference. They are synonyms.
Mike: Pardon me, (8)____________________________ that?
Carla: S-Y-N-O-N-Y-M-S
Mike: (9)_____________________________, please.
Carla: O.K. S--------Y--------N--------O--------N--------Y--------M---------S. Got it?
Mike: Yes. Thank you very much for your help... Well ...
(10)______________________________ ... What are you doing tonight?...

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Beta Lower Module 2 - Topic 3
PLACES AND SIGNS

Match the pictures with the places.

1. 7.
a) cinema

b) bus stop

2. 8.
c) hospital

d) airport
3.
9.
f) park

g) gas station

4. 10.
h) highway

i) school
5.
11.
j) parking lot

k) store

6. 12.
l) photo shop

m) library

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Beta Lower Module 2 - Topic 5
DESCRIBING ACTIONS

Build 7 sentences describing what people are doing in this city scene.

Mr. Gardener

Mr. Becker
Sandy

Miss Flash

Mr. Bianchi Joe Dali

Mrs. Shuttle Mr. Mercury

1. _____________________________________________________________________

2. _____________________________________________________________________

3. _____________________________________________________________________

4. _____________________________________________________________________

5. _____________________________________________________________________

6. _____________________________________________________________________

7. _____________________________________________________________________

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Beta Lower Module 2 - Topic 7
SUBJECT PRONOUNS & OBJECT PRONOUNS

I - you - he - she - it - you - we - they me - you - him - her - it - you - us - them

They
____________ it
are watching ____________

1. ____________ isn't interested in___________

2. ____________ are looking at ____________

3. ____________ is listening to ____________

4. ____________ is talking to ____________

5. ____________ is a present from ____________

6. ____________ is playing with ____________

7. ____________ aren't working on ____________

8. ____________ are for _________________

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Beta Lower Module 2 - Topic 9
THE ANIMALS ARE COMING FROM THE ZOO
AND THEY ARE GOING TO THE CITY

Where are the animals going to?


Where are they coming from?

Identify the animals and use the following verbs of action:

COMING FROM GOING TO


COMING INTO GOING INTO ENTERING
COMING OUT OF GOING OUT OF LEAVING

1. __________________________________________________________________
2. __________________________________________________________________
3. __________________________________________________________________

4. __________________________________________________________________
5. __________________________________________________________________
6. __________________________________________________________________

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Beta Lower Module 2 - Topic 11

Look at the following pictures. In each case, identify the place and the action.
Use the appropriate demonstrative pronoun. Follow the example.

Mrs. Miller
That is a supermarket.

Mrs. Miller is buying apples.

The students
1. ________________________________________
________________________________________

The women
2. ________________________________________
________________________________________

Paul and Mary


3. ________________________________________
________________________________________

David
4. ________________________________________
________________________________________

The men
5. ________________________________________
________________________________________

The cashier
6. ________________________________________
________________________________________

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Other Activities
MNEMONICS TO REMEMBER THE CORRECT USE OF THE PREPOSITIONS «IN-ON»
IN CONNECTION WITH MEANS OF TRANSPORTATION
Topic 3

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Other Activities
COMMON PREPOSITIONS
Topic 5

The children are going to The children are going into The children are going out
the zoo. the zoo. of the zoo.

The birds are in the nest. The The picture is above the map. The ball is going over the net.
nest is on the branch. The map is below the picture.

Jenny’s standing in front of Brian always sits behind Polly. The boat is going under the
the mirror. bridge.

Roy is between Susy and Betty. Ryan is very popular. He is The children are coming from
among his schoolmates. school.

Chile is very far from Japan. The boy is sitting near thegirl. Now, he is sitting next to the
girl.

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Conversation Keycheck
CONVERSATION HANDOUT KEY CHECK

Beta Lower Module 2


Topic 1

1. I have some doubts; 2. How do you say; 3. What do you call; 4. Can you repeat; 5. What do you mean by; 6. Repeat ;
7. What is the difference between; 8. How do you spell; 9. Talk slower; 10. I have another question.

Topic 3

1. c ; 2. d ; 3. i ; 4. b ; 5. h ; 6. a ; 7. g ; 8. j ; 9. f ; 10. l ; 11. k ; 12. m

Topic 5
Check your answers with your teacher.
Suggested answers:
1. Mr. Becker is drinking beer; 2. Mr. Mercury is reading the newspaper; 3. Mr. Bianchi is riding a bicycle; 4. Ms.
Flash is crossing the street; 5. Joe Dali is painting the house; 6. Sandy is sunbathing; 7. Mr. Gardener is pushing
a wheelbarrow.

Topic 7

1. She / him; 2. They / it; 3. He / them; 4. She / her; 5. It / them; 6. It / it; 7. They / it; 8. They / him

Topic 9

Check your answers with your teacher.


Suggested answers:
1. A rhino is coming out of the bakery; 2. A hippo is going into the cinema; 3. A camel is coming out of a telephone
booth; 4. A polar bear is going into a restaurant; 5. An elephant is leaving the post office; 6. A bat is leaving a tree.

Topic 11

1. This is a library. The students are reading; 2. That is a park bench. The women are sitting; 3. That is a church.
Paul and Mary are getting married; 4. This is a bus stop. David is standing / waiting for the bus; 5. That is an office.
The men are working; 6. That is a store. The cashier is taking money.

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