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March 16, 2014

Homework: Useful Language

Filed under: homework — richardlstansfield @ 12:30 pm

Complete the conversations by using the phrases on Page viii of your text book.

The phrases are:

“How do you say ___ in English?”, “I’m sorry. What did you say?”, “How do you say this word?”, “What do we have to do?”, “I don’t understand. What do you mean?”, “Do you mean ___ ?”, and “Can you spell ___ for me, please?”

1.A:
B: We have to do Exercise 3, Part A, on Page 3.

2. A:
B: Sure. You spell it like this: u – n – i – v – e – r – s – i – t – y.

3. A:
B: You say it like this: “u – ni – ver – sit – y.”

4. A:
B: In English, you say “university.”

5. A:
B: Yes, that’s what I mean. / No, I mean …

6. A:
B: I mean …

7. A:
B: I said, “We have to do Exercise 3, Part A, on Page 3.”

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Answers

1.A: What do we have to do?
B: We have to do Exercise 3, Part A, on Page 3.

2. A: Can you spell ___ for me, please?
B: Sure. You spell it like this: u – n – i – v – e – r – s – i – t – y.

3. A: How do you say this word?
B: You say it like this: “u – ni – ver – sit – y.”

4. A: How do you say ___ in English?
B: In English, you say “university.”

5. A: Do you mean ___ ?
B: Yes, that’s what I mean. / No, I mean …

6. A: I don’t understand. What do you mean?
B: I mean …

7. A: I’m sorry. What did you say?
B: I said, “We have to do Exercise 3, Part A, on Page 3.”

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