Numbers 1 and 2 on your vowel chart.
Text of Long "e" and Short "i"
Friday, February 6, 2009
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
A: May I speak with the manager?
B: Yes. I’m the manager.
A: I read your ad in the paper.
B: Oh. Do you want to apply for the cook job?
A: That’s right. I’m very interested.
B: All right. Please fill out this application form.
A: Can I talk to the supervisor?
B: Yes, I’m the supervisor. Can I help you?
A: I heard about an opening in your factory.
B: That’s right. Would you like to apply?
A: Yes, I would. I’m very interested.
B: Good. Please fill out this application form.
A: May I speak to Mrs. Parker?
B: I’m Mrs. Parker. How can I help you?
A: My friend told me you need a housekeeper.
B: That’s right. Do you want to apply for the job?
A: Yes, I do. I’m very interested.
B: Great. Please fill out the application on the table.
A: I’m calling about your ad for an office assistant.
B: Good. I’m glad you called.
A: Is that job still available?
B: Yes, it is. But you need to fill out an application.
A: All right. When can I come in?
B: You can come in during our office hours, from 9:00 to 5:00
A: Your application is very good.
B: Do you think so?
A: Yes, you have a lot of experience as a cook.
B: I can cook different kinds of food.
A: You can start on Monday at 1 o’clock.
A: Hello. Personnel Department.
B: Hello. This is Dave Jones. I’m calling about the teller job. I already filled out an application.
A: Yes, Mr. Jones. Your application is very good.
B: Thank you. Can I come in for an interview?
A: Yes. Can you come in on Monday at 10:00?
B: On Monday at 10:00? Yes, I can.
A: Do you have experience as a sales clerk?
B: Yes, I do. I have three years experience.
A: Do you know how to use a cash register?
B: Yes, I do. I can use a cash register very well.
A: Can you take inventory?
B: Yes. I know how to take inventory.
A: Do you have experience as a janitor?
B: Yes, I do. I have two years experience.
A: Do you know how to operate a vacuum cleaner?
B: Yes, I do. I can operate one very well.
A: Can you clean large offices?
B: Yes. I know how to clean large offices.
A: May I speak to the manager?
B: Yes, I’m the manager of this service station.
A: I want to ask about the mechanic job.
B: Yes. That job is still available.
A: I have four years experience as a mechanic.
B: Good. We need a mechanic. Fill out this form.
A: What job are you applying for?
B: I’m applying for the cashier job.
A: Do you have any experience?
B: Yes. I was a cashier in El Salvador.
A: Great. Please, fill out this application.
at 6:14 PM
A: Hi, Mary. Why are you at the DMV?
B: I’m here to get my I.D. card.
A: What do you need to bring?
B: I need to bring my birth certificate.
A: Do you have to take a test?
B: No, I don’t. I only need to get my picture taken.
A: My friend Tom is getting his learner’s permit.
B: Does he have to take a test?
A: Yes, he does. He must take a written test.
B: Does he have to take a road test?
A: No. He’ll take the road test when he applies for his driver’s license.
A: Julie. What are you doing at the DMV?
B: I’m applying for my driver’s license.
A: Are you going to take the road test?
B: I already took it. And, I passed it.
A: Congratulations. What do you need to do now?
B: Now I need to get an eye test.
A: Are you applying for a learner’s permit?
B: Yes, I am. And I’m a little nervous?
A: Are you nervous about the written test?
B: Yes, I am. I hope I pass it.
A: If you don’t pass it, you can take it again.
B: I know I can. But I want my learner’s permit now.
A: I passed the written test.
B: That’s great. I’m glad you passed it.
A: Now, I need to learn how to drive.
B: I know how to drive. I can teach you.
A: You can teach me how to drive?
B: Yes, I can. It isn’t difficult.
A: Laura is going to teach me how to drive.
B: That’s great. She’s an excellent driver.
A: Yes. She knows how to drive very well.
B: You don’t know how to drive. That’s your problem.
A: I’m not worried. I’ll learn how to drive.
B: I’m glad Laura is going to teach you.
A: I passed the road test.
B: Now you have a driver’s license.
A: Yes. Now I need to buy a car.
B: What kind of car are you looking for?
A: I don’t want to buy an expensive car.
B: You should look in the want ads.
A: Dora is going to look for a used car.
B: Why does she want a used car?
A: She doesn’t want to buy an expensive one.
B: But used cars aren’t always good cars.
A: I know, but Dora can’t afford a new one.
B: A good used car is hard to find.
A: Manuel is applying for a Driver’s License.
B: He is? Is he a little nervous?
A: Yes, he is. He’s concerned about the road test.
B: I’m sure Manuel will pass it. He’s a good driver.
A: Yes. He knows how to drive very well.
B: He learned how to drive from Laura.
A: I bought a used car yesterday.
B: You did? How does it run?
A: It has some problems. The brakes aren’t good.
B: You need to talk to a good mechanic.
A: I don’t know any good mechanics. Do you?
B: Yes, my friend Al is a good mechanic.
at 6:11 PM
A: This is Doctor’s Clark’s Office.
B: I’d like to make an appointment .
A: What’s the problem?
B: I have a bad cough.
A: Can you come in on Friday at 2:00 PM?
B: 2:00 PM? That will be fine. Thank you.
A: I’d like to change my appointment.
B: When is your appointment.?
A: It’s on Friday at 2:00 PM.
B: I have an opening at 3:00 PM. Is that better?
A: Yes, that time is much better. Thank you.
B: We’ll see you here at 3:00 PM on Friday.
A: How may I help you?
B What do you recommend for a sore throat?
A: I recommend Cold Eze Throat Lozenges.
B: Where can I find them?
A: They’re in Aisle 3 on the top shelf.
B: I’ll try them and see if they work. Thank you.
A: What do you recommend for a bad headache?
B: I suggest you try Aleve. It’s good for pain.
A: Aleve? Where can I find it?
B: You can find it at any pharmacy.
A: Will they have it at Walgreen’s?
B: I’m sure they have it there. Walgreen’s isn’t far.
A: My brother has acid indigestion.
B: I recommend Tagamet . It’s very good for that.
A: Where can I purchase Tagamet?
B: It is sold at most drugstores.
A: Do they sell it at Rite Aide?
B: Yes, I’m sure Rite Aide will have it.
A: Doctor, what can I do for this cough?
B: You need cough syrup.
A: Cough syrup? What kind should I get?
B: I’m giving you a prescription.
A: How often should I take the cough syrup?
B: Take two teaspoons at bedtime.
A: Doctor, can you help me? I ‘m in a lot of pain.
B: You need effective pain medicine.
A: Pain medicine? What kind should I get?
B: I’m giving you a prescription.
A: How often should I take the medicine?
B: Take two capsules every four hours.
A: I’m calling about my pain medicine.
B: Yes, how can I help you?
A: The pharmacist won’t refill my prescription.
B: The doctor has to okay the refill. What’s your pharmacy’s phone number?
A: It’s 826 -5866.
B: The doctor will call the pharmacy today.
A: My ankle is swollen and it hurts.
B: We should take an X-Ray.
A: Why do I need an X-Ray?
B: An X-Ray will tell us if it’s broken or not.
A: What should I do now?
B: You must go to room !06 for the X-Ray.
A: Your ankle isn’t broken. Don’t worry.
B: What’s wrong with it?
A: It’s a sprained ankle. It’ll be better in two weeks.
B: What should I do?
A: Stay off it for a while. Use these crutches.
at 6:06 PM
A: You look worried. What’s the matter?
B: I’m having trouble with my sink.
A: Are you trying to fix it?
B: Yes, but it’s still leaking.
A: Maybe you should call a plumber.
B: You’re probably right.
A: Ace Plumbing Company.
B: Hello. Do you fix kitchen sinks?
A: Yes, we do. What’s your problem?
B: My drain is stopped up. I can’t fix it.
A: We can send a plumber over there tomorrow morning. Is 9:30 AM okay?
B: Oh, that’s great. I’ll be here.
A: This light doesn’t work.
B: Are you trying to repair it?
A: Yes. I’m trying to, but I can’t.
B: Perhaps you should call an electrician.
A: I want to, but I don’t know any electricians.
B: My friend Jose is a good electrician. You should call him.
A: You looked concerned. What’s the problem?
B: This refrigerator doesn’t work.
A: I know why. That refrigerator is very old.
B: I guess we need a new one.
A: Maybe we can buy one on sale.
B: Macy’s has a sale this Saturday.
A: I can’t talk. The bus is leaving.
B: You always almost miss the bus.
A: Because I don’t hear my alarm clock.
B: Maybe you need a louder one.
A: Hello. Manager.
B: Hello? This is Jim Jones in Apartment #25.
A: Yes, Mr. Jones. How can I help you?
B: My oven doesn’t work.
A: Okay. We’ll send someone to check it.
B: Thanks very much.
A: I can’t fix your oven, Mr. Jones.
B: You can’t fix it? Why not?
A: I think we need to replace your stove.
B: Why do you need to replace it?
A: Your stove is too old. The parts are worn.
B: I hope you can replace it soon. I need a stove!
A: Hello. May I speak to the landlord?
B: Speaking. How may I help you?
A: I have a leaky faucet in the bathroom.
B: You need to tighten the handle.
A: I did that. The faucet still leaks.
B: I’ll send a plumber over there immediately.
A: I have another problem here.
B: Another problem? All right, what is it?
A: My front door doesn’t close.
B: I’ll send my brother over there right away.
A: I don’t want him. I want a carpenter.
B: My brother is a carpenter.
A: Oh, he is? That’s great.
B: I’m sure he can fix your front door.
A: I’m sorry to bother you again.
B: What’s the problem this time?
A: It rained very hard last night, you know.
B: Don’t tell me. There’s a leak in your ceiling.
A: Yes. It’s very bad. I have to use a bucket.
B: I’m angry because the roof is only two years old.
A: Can you please do something about it?
B: I’ll send a roofer over there today.
at 6:05 PM