[00:00.00]Oral Workshop: Reproduction
[00:47.54]Lesson 1 Text A How Old Is She?
[00:54.65]A woman was having some trouble with her heart,
[01:00.06]so she went to see the doctor.He was a new doctor,and did not know her,
[01:07.76]so he first asked some questions,and one of them was,
[01:13.17]"How old are you?" "Well,"she answered,
[01:18.47]"I don’t remember,doctor,but I will try to think."
[01:23.67]She thought for a minute and then said,"Yes,I remember now,doctor!
[01:30.17]When I married,I was eighteen years old,and my husband was thirty.
[01:37.25]Now my husband is sixty,I know.And that is twice thirty.
[01:43.34]So I am twice eighteen.That is thirty-six,isn’t it?"
[01:49.53]Text B Could I Speak to Jim,Please?
[02:01.42]B:Oh hello,Sally.This is Dave Thomson here. Could I speak to Jim please?
[02:09.33]A:I’m afraid he’s not in at the moment Dave.
[02:13.83]He went out about an hour ago and he’s not back yet.
[02:19.73]B:Any idea when he might be back?
[02:24.54]A:Well,he shouldn’t be long.He said he was just going to get some paint.
[02:31.12]But I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s stopped off at the pub on the way back.
[02:37.20]B:OK.Well,tell him I’ve called,will you,and I’ll try again later.
[02:47.89]B:Thanks then Sally.Goodbye.
[02:51.78]7.Read the following passage once.
[02:57.48]Underline the key words while reading and retell the story to your partner.
[03:08.16]The river,you see,was never really safe at that time of the year--
[03:14.87]early autumn,I mean,when there is heavy rainfall.
[03:20.78]So when I heard the children had gone swimming,
[03:25.27]as they used to all spring and summer,I knew there might be an awful accident.
[03:32.98]And when they came home late without little Katie,
[03:39.48]I guessed what had happened.