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SPEAKINGS OF HALF GROUPS!
1. Talk about the past - Rafel & Júlia.
J – Have you got some CD’s, Rafel? Can I have a look?
R – If you like, yes.
J – Where did you take them?
R – Oh, this is one of my favourites CD’s, I like it so much.
J – Oh, I like it too! What’s the name of the singer?
R – He’s call Bernie. It’s a good singer.
J – Where did you buy the CD?
R – At the shopping centre of the town. Is near here.
J – Oh, I know it. Have you got anymore?
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2. Suggestions - Rafel & Júlia.
R – Hi Júlia, what are you doing?
J – Hi Rafel. I’m training for a race event. I’m going to row 2km on Sunday. Why don’t you try it?
No, I’m not interesting into rowing. But I like the idea of doing a competition. What else could I do?
J – How about running? Or cycling?
R – I’m allergic to exercise. I’m not fit enough.
J – Well, you could always try swimming.
R – You’re joking! I’m scared at water.
J – Rafel, why don’t you just sponsor and I’ll help you.
R – O.K. It’s a deal!
3. Making an appointment - Rafel & Júlia.
(Rafel is the dentist).
R – Hello. You’re phoning at the ‘Family Dental’! How can I help you?
J – Hello. I’d like to make an appointment for the revision.
R – Yes, that’s no problem. Is Friday O.K. for you? At 6 o’clock?
J – Yes, that’s fine.
R – And you name is…?
J – Júlia Olivé.
R – Júlia Olivé. O.K. Júlia. Well, see you on Friday at 6 o’clock.
J – O.K. Thanks. See you soon.
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4. Describing an object - Rafel & Júlia.
(I'm the secretary).
R – Excuse me, I’ve lost a sweater. Has anyone handed one in?
J – A sweater? What sort of sweater? What does it look like?
R – It has a hood and pockets. It’s black and white.
J – A black and white sweater with a hood and pockets. Hold on a minute. I’ll go and have a look.
R – OK, thanks.
J – No, sorry. I’m afraid we haven’t got anything like that. Where did you last have it?
R – I think I left it in the room of games.
J – What was in it? Were there any valuables in the pockets?
R – Well, there were 40€, and the house keys.
J – OK. Well, leave your name and number and I’ll contact you if it turns up.
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5. Invitations and excuses - Rafel & Júlia.
J – Hey look, Rafel. That band is playing again this weekend.
R – Yeah? Where's he playing?
J – At the sports centre of the town.
R – Right. I'm definitely going to that. Would you like to go with me?
J – I'd love to, but I'm afraid I can't. My parents wouldn't be very happy about it.
R – Go on! They wouldn't mind.
J – No, sorry. I'm supposed to be going out with them that night anyway.
R – That's a shame. Oh well, do you fancy going out another night?
J – I'll think about it, OK? Thanks for all.
6. Asking about rules - Rafel & Júlia
R – Excuse me.
J – Yes?
R – I'm afraid you can't park your car there.
J – Oh right, sorry. Where am I allowed to park?
R – You can park at Shameles Street, is near here.
J – I just wanted to go into this shop for a moment.
R – Sorry, but you'll have to park somewhere else.
J – OK... Well, is there anywhere near here?
R – Yes, you could park at Harry's Station.
J – Thanks for your help.
7. Giving news - Rafel & Júlia
J – Rafel, Rafel! Look at this! I can't believe it!
R – Tell me! What can't you believe?
J – They've chosen me for the job!
R – Hey! Well done! That's great news. What job did you get?
J – The job of pharmacy assistant.
R – No! Really? That's incredible! How did you do that?
J – I don't know! I'm very happy.
R – So are you going to celebrate?
J – Yes. I'll make a big party with all my friends and you, of course.
An unexpected accident.
2. A LIFE STORY
I was born in Girona in 1992. When I was young, we didn't live in a different house; all my life I've lived in the same place.
I am writing to enquire about lottery funds for a project in our town.
Simple Plan's band.
Simple Plan was formed in Canada in 1999 but his complete formation was in 2000. The original members are Pierre Bouvier (vocals), David Desrosiers (bass guitar), Sébastien Lefebvre (guitar), Jeff Stinco (guitar) and Chuck Comeau (drums). The five-piece initially came together when Comeau and Bouvier founded Reset at age 13 (one old band of music). All of the group’s members write songs.
Simple Plan’s first album was released by ‘Lava Records’ company in 2002. Their second album, Still not getting any…, became their first bestseller in 2004. Since then, their albums have all been always hits at some moment.Simple Plan play both pop, rock and punk music. Some of their best-known songs are Shut up!, I’d do anything and When I’m gone. The band has won a lot of prizes for their music and videos. In 2003 the group took home a MuchMusic Video Award for People’s Choice Favourite Canadian Group, an important prize for them.
5. A DISCUSSION ESSAY
Technologies have changed the world in the last 20 years. Before the Internet was invented, searching information about a specific topic used to be more difficult. Working without Internet would be more difficult and people would have to write his projects on hand. Now, we can communicate a lot of things through this communication channel. But, sometimes, it can be very slow. All in all, I think that Internet is the best invention, because it’s very useful and in the future it will be more developed.
6. A LETTER: EXPLAINING A PROBLEM
I've had a problem recently. My friend Laura met a guy a month ago and he asked her out. They've met a lot of times a few days ago and I thought that everything was O.K. until they had a big argument. She stays sad and I don't know how can I help her. She doesn't talkd about it and she doesn't introduce me her boyfriend so I don't know how he is. I'm worried.
I think that my friend will be better if she met him and talks about the argument. I can't do a lot for them because I think that I shouldn't interfere. But maybe I can try to talk with Laura and help her.
I'd really like some advice because if I don't do something soon, they will probably finish their relationship.