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Sunday, December 28, 2014

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Monday, December 22, 2014

2 photos -script

oral tanscript 

I'm going to give each of you a photograph of people with letters. 
So, Bertha, here is your photograph (Thank you) Please show it to Eva but I'd like you to talk about it. 
Eva, you just listen and I'll give you your photograph in a moment. So, Bertha, please tell us what you can see in your photograph.  

EVA: Uh-huh. In this picture I can see a very cute boy. He's a really…I think it's his house but it's very...a very nice and big house and he's having breakfast. An orange juice and cereals and he's reading a ...a letter. It looks like a letter because he reads …his (sic) reading the …in the same time that he's er drinking the orange juice. He also have a newspaper and...he...he looks very...very important person because his er clothes informal but he has a very .. a very nice house and she wears a green T-shirt very colour. I don't know really what about the letter but maybe it's a notice about the...the job or actually some notice about the...his girlfriend.

Now, Eva, here is your photograph. It also shows someone with a letter. Please show it to Bertha and tell us what you can see in the photograph. 

Eva:  Okay. Bertha, in this picture, we can see a room, maybe is the room of of this guy whose in the, in the photo. On the left, we can see one TV and er one chair. At the background we can see the heating and on the left, sorry on the right of the photo we can see a blue sofa. The guy, he's sitting on the floor and maybe he's doing his homework. He's wearing a jumper and and jeans, I think. Er, he's wearing a glasses as well. And he's drinking some tea. Maybe. I think he... he's studying for his exam, I think. 

In some speaking exams you have to talk about photos or pictures. The video and tips below will help you to do really well in this type of speaking exam.
Here are our top tips for describing a photo or a picture in an exam.

If you are asked to describe a photo or a picture in the exam, here is some language you can use:

What is in the picture?

In the picture I can see ...
s / There are ...
There isn’t a ... / There aren’t any ...

Say what is happening 

with the present continuous

The man is
The people are
It’s raining.

Where in the picture?

At the top/bottom of the picture ...
In the middle of the picture ...
On the left/right of the picture ...
next to
in front of
on top of

If something isn’t clear

It looks like a ...
It might be a ...
He could be
Maybe it’s a ...
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our manners at the table -regrets and resolutions-JOY LUCK CLUB

The Joy Luck Club

amy tan's Joy Club: part III, Chapter 2

The Joy Luck Club - Meet the Parents 
Four Directions   told by Waverly Jong

So many mistakes, but Rich is a nice guy and they marry nevertheless.
Lindo Jong As a child, Lindo outwits her mother-in-law to escape her arranged marriage. Later, she brags about her American-born daughter but also longs for Waverly to notice their similarities.
  • Waverly and Rich eat dinner at Auntie Suyuan and Uncle Canning’s house. In her thank-you card, Waverly writes that Rich thought it was the best Chinese food he had ever eaten.
  • Shortly after, a dinner invitation comes from Waverly’s mother. This was exactly what Waverly predicted because her mom is so competitive with Suyuan cooking skill.
  • Waverly hangs out in the kitchen while her mother prepares the meal. Already her mom’s pointing out how she’s a better cook that Suyuan.
  • Waverly builds up the courage to ask for her mom’s first impression of Rich. Waverly’s really nervous because Rich is an average-looking, kind of short, red-headed guy with freckles.
  • Her mom says he has a lot of spots on his face and doesn’t buy it when Waverly insists that freckles are good luck.
  • By Waverly’s standards, the dinner goes terribly. 
  • Let’s call it White Boy in Chinese House.
  • Rich brings a fancy French wine. Waverly’s parents don’t even own wine glasses.
  • Rich then drinks two glasses when everyone else has three sips.
  • Rich insists on using chopsticks, then drops almost everything he tries to eat in his lap, making Shoshana laugh hysterically.
  • Rich helps himself to big portions – before anyone else gets a chance.
  • Rich thinks he’s being polite by refusing to eat seconds, even though Waverly’s father sets the right example by taking four helpings, insisting the food is so delicious he can’t resist.
  • And the coup de grâce is when Waverly’s mother criticizes the main dish (cue for everyone to pronounce it the best food they’ve ever tasted!), and Rich says it just needs a little soy sauce, and proceeds to drench his food.
  • When Rich says goodnight, he uses butchered versions of her parents’ first names: Linda and Tim (instead of Lindo and Tin).
  • At the end of this debacle, Rich looks pathetic in Waverly’s eyes. He doesn’t even have any sense of how badly the whole dinner went.

To watch it with subtitles

          JOYLUCKCLUB Dinner -subtitles

JOYLUCKCLUB Dinner -subtitles