Greetings and Introductions
People greet each other when they meet. And in meeting new people it is common to introduce oneself and be introduced by others.This exercise focuses on different ways to greet people and to make introductions.
Listen to the tape and complete the dialogues.
Bill : Hi, Mary.
Mary: Hi, Bill.How are you doing?
Bill :Fine, thanks.And you?
Mary: Just fine. Bill, I'd like you to meet my classmate, Bob Smith.Bob, this is my friend, Bill Jones.
Bill :Hello.nice to meet you.
Bob: Nice to meet you, too.
Linda: Exercise me, are you Paul Johnson from London? I'm Linda Blake from Smith and Wells.
Paul: Yes, I am Paul Johnson.How do you do.Miss Blake?
Linda: How do you do, Mr.Johnson?May I introduce Charles Green to you ?He's our sales manager.
Paul: Pleased to meet you, Mr. Green.
Mr.Green: I'ts a pleasure to meet you.
Jack: Mum, I've brought one of my friends.
Mother: Ask him in, Jack.
Jack: Come and meet my family, Tom.Mum, this is Tom, my roommate.
Mother: Hello, Tom, it's good to know you.
Tom: How do you do, Mrs.Brown?
Jack:And this is my sister, Jane.
Detecting Incomplete Plosion
In connected speech when a plosion consonant like /k/, /g/, /t/, /d/, /p/, /b/ is followed by another consonant, it is not fully pronounced.This is called incomplete plosion.
Listen to the tape and read after the recording, paying attention to the letters in italics.
1.I like to sing pop songs.
2.basketball is my favorite sport.
3.I want to read science fiction in english.
4.Jack can speak good French.
5.Laura is one of the top student in Grade One.
6.Bob likes to play football after class.
7.Listening is not a big problen for me.
8.I'm sorry you don't like New York very much.
Part B Listening Tasks
Text:Talking about studying English
Listening for general understanding
Listen to this tape once choose the right answer to each question you hear.
At the gathering, students in china and some countries.Yang Weiping, Virginia Wang, both first year college students are talking about their learing of English.
Hello, my neme is Yang Weiping. I'm a freshman at Peking University, and my major is Chemistry.At college we have to study a foreign language .I choose English because I like to listen to English programmes on the radio and TV. I also like British and American pop songs.Someday I hope to visit Britain and the United States. I started learning English several years ago and I'm getting better at it. My favorite activity is listening, especially listening to songs and stories .My big problem, is, however, speaking. I feel nervous whenever I speak, and I never seem to know what to say when people talk to me. But I've decided to overcome my shyness, and learn to speak English by speaking as much as I can.
Hi, my name is virginia Wang. I'm a library science major at the National Univertity in Singapore.In our country, English is important. It is one of official languages and you have to be fluent in English to get a good job.Ive studied English at high school.I'm good at reading because I like learning about new things and new ideas.There are so many booke and articles written in English and our textbooks at university are written in English too.I know writing is also very important, but I find it really difficult. When I graduate from university, I would like a job in the city library where I can read all kind new books.