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Lesson 2 How to improve your English Mack is talking to his friend, Don. (Mack and Don are both boys, or men.) Mack: Hi, Don. How are you doing in your English class? Don: Not so well, I'm afraid. Mack: What's the problem? Don: I'm not improving. Mack: Tell me, how come your English is so good? Don: Well, uh.....I have an American girlfriend. Mack: Aha. That's it. Now I know what to to. (He runs off.) Don: Hey, come back, I was just kidding. prelude: Peter: Probably, they would like to hear you speak English only. So, introduce yourself in English again. Bruce: Hi, everybody. This is Bruce. Peter: However, this is basically an English-teaching program. So every now and then, of course, he will step in (插入)and speak Chinese. But, most of the time, he will explain the key points, if there is any, in English. So, Lesson 2, we have a very short dialogue. Now, by the way, what is the meaning of this word, Dialogue? Bruce: A dialogue is a conversation between two people. Peter: And that is spelled? Bruce: Conversation or Dialogue? Peter: Dialogue. Bruce: Well, you can see it on page 9 here, D-I-A-L-O-G-U-E. But it is also spelled, D-I-A-L-O-G. So, there are two spellings for this word. Peter: The pronunciation is exactly the same. But, conversation can be among 3 or 5 people. Bruce: or sometimes just one person, Peter. Because I sometimes hear you talking to yourself. Peter: Peter is going to be sent to a kind of hospital. Bruce: Funny farm. (疯人院) Peter: He was raised on the farm. Asylum Bruce: m-e-n-t-a-l , a-s-y-l-u-m. Mental Asylum. Peter: Yesterday, Peter was sent to a nearby Mental Asylum because he kept talking to himself. Explanations: 1. improve vi/vt He improved his English by studying every day. He studied every day so his English improved. improvement, make improvment. Peter, you've made a lot of improvment in your Mandarin. Thank you, Bruce, for teaching me. You have made a lot of improvement in your English. Becasue he studies hard, he has made a lot of improvement in his English. 2. Talk vi Talk about; Talk sb into doing sth. talk vt 说服某人做某事 What are you talking about? The teachers were talking about the problem student. He is a problem student. He keeps causing trouble.

His girlfriend talked Mack into quitting smoking. When he gave the speech, we realized that he was just talking nonsense. talk nonsense, 胡说八道 3. hi, hey Hi , as you just said, is a greeting. If I see my good friends or sometimes my students, I will say "Hi". It is a friendly greeting. But, "Hey" means I want you to pay attention to me. I have something important to talk to you about or maybe to show you. Hey, come here. Hey, listen to me. But,"Hey" in this cases, is not quite polite, I'll say. No. We can only use it between friends. 4. how are you doing? How are you getting along? 近来不错吧? How's he doing? How have you been? Howdy. If you go to Texas or other southern states in the Unite States, many people will greet you Howdy. 5. I'm afraid that I'm not doing so well in my English class. I'm afraid here means I think, I guess I'm afraid it is going to rain so we can't go on the picnic. I'm afraid he is not good-looking. Look into the mirror yourself. I'm going to have a blind date (相亲)today. 6. what's the problem? what problem do you have with your English? It seems he has some problems with this work? We can also say " what's the matter" or "what's wrong". Don't say "what's the wrong." 7. I'm not improving. I've not been made any improvement. I've not been improving. why is your Englis so good? 用倒装句 Why is he late for class again? How come you look so ugly? how come 不用倒装 How come he is late again? Where is the handerchief? Don't cry. The truth hurts. How come you failed your Chinese test, Peter? Why did you fail your Chinese test, Peter? Because I goofed around(混时间). I didn't study at all. He goofes around all day. 8. Aha Aha means I understand. I've got it. For example, if you are trying to think of the answer to a problem. Let's see the Capital of Canada is.. Aha, it is Ottawa. 9 run off "run off" also means "run away".