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Unidad

7
Un paseo
Es domingo en la tarde. Mary y John estn sentados Es lindo caminar sobre la hierba
en un sof en el saln del hotel. John est leyendo tambin.
un peridico. Mary lleva su mano a la cabeza.
Mira! Puedes ver los pjaros sobre
Todava te duele la cabeza, Mary? ese banco?

S, qu lindo!
S, an me duele la cabeza.

Quires una aspirina? Pronto, John y Mary llegan a un campo de bisbol.


Algunos jvenes estn jugando bisbol. John y
S, pero no tenemos ninguna. Mary se quedan y observan a los muchachos en sus
uniformes blancos y azules. Los muchachos saludan
Es una tarde hermosa. Vamos a dar con la mano y dicen: Hola! Mary y John devuelven
un paseo. Eso ayudar para tu dolor el saludo.
de cabeza y podemos pasar por una
farmacia y comprar algunas aspirinas. Caminemos hasta Times Square.
Yo necesito crema para afeitar
Es demasiado lejos, John. Estoy
tambin.
cansada y tengo un poco de sed.
Buena idea! Vamos inmediatamente. No hay algn caf agradable por
aqu?
La pareja sale del hotel. Ven una farmacia al otro
No s. Preguntmosle a este polica.
lado de la calle. Mary entra en la tienda. John espera
afuera. Mary compra un frasco de aspirinas, crema
Disculpe ocial. Conoce usted un
para afeitar y pasta de dientes. Sale de la tienda y se
caf por aqu?
rene con su marido. Deciden ir al Central Park.
S, seora. Hay uno en la calle
Caminemos por el parque. Amsterdam. Doble a la izquierda en
la esquina y est a trescientas yardas
S, buena idea! a mano derecha. Se llama Charlys.

Somos afortunados. Es domingo en la Muchas gracias.


tarde. Est muy silencioso y no hay
mucha gente en el parque. Ellos siguen las indicaciones del polica. Llegan al
cafe Charlys y entran.

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Unidad 7 Un paseo
Se sientan en una mesa al lado de la ventana. Hay
una estacin del metro en la esquina. Algunas
personas estn saliendo de ella y otras estn
entrando.

La camarera viene y toma su pedido.

T con leche fra, por favor.

No preeres caf, querida?

No, tomar un t con pan tostado.

Y para usted, seor?

Caf, por favor. Y una rosquilla


tambin.

Le gustara su caf con crema?

No, gracias. Lo tomo negro.

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Unit 7 Out for a walk
It's Sunday afternoon. Mary and John are sitting on It's too far, John. I'm tired and a little
a sofa in the lounge of their hotel. John is reading a thirsty. Isn't there a nice coffee shop
newspaper. Mary holds her hand to her head. near here?

Do you still have a headache, Mary? I don't know. Let's ask this policeman.

Yes, I do. My head still hurts. Excuse me ofcer. Do you know a


coffee shop near here?
Do you want an aspirin? Yes, maam . There's one on
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Amsterdam Street. Turn left at the


Yes, I do, but we don't have any. corner, and it's three hundred yards
on your right. It's called Charly's.
It's a lovely afternoon. Let's go for a
walk. That will help your headache Thank you very much.
and we can pass by a drugstore and
buy some aspirin. I need some shaving
cream, too. They follow the policeman's directions. They arrive
at "Charly's" and go in. They sit at a table next to the
Good idea! Let's go right away. window. There is a subway station on the corner.
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The couple goes out of the hotel. They see a Some people are coming out of it and others are
drugstore across the street. Mary goes into the going into it.
store. John waits outside. Mary buys a bottle of
aspirin, shaving cream, and some toothpaste. She The waitress comes and takes their order.
goes out of the store and joins her husband. They
decide to go to Central Park. Tea with cold milk, please.

Let's walk in the park. Don't you prefer coffee, dear?

Yes, good idea! No, I'll have a cup of tea with some
toast.
We're lucky it's Sunday afternoon. It's
And for you, sir?
very quiet and there aren't too many
people in the park. Coffee for me, please. And a
doughnut, too.
It's nice walking on the grass too.
Would you like cream with your
Look! Can you see the birds on that coffee?
bench?
No, thanks. I drink it black.
Yes, how nice!

Soon, John and Mary arrive at the baseball eld.

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Some young boys are playing baseball. John and Something we want you
Mary stand and watch the boys in their white and to know
blue uniforms. The boys wave and say "Hello". Mary
and John wave back. 1. Ma'am = in some parts of the US, used as a
polite way of talking to a woman
Let's walk down the street to Time
Square. 2. Subway = a railway system in which electric
trains travel along passages below ground

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Unit 7 Out for a walk
New Vocabulary

Nouns Verbs Adjectives

-Baseball eld -Shaving cream -Arrive -Pass -Nice


-Bench -Subway station -Buy -Walk -Thirsty
-Birds -Call -Stand -Tired
-Bottle -Decide -Sit
-Corner -Go -Watch
Adverbs
-Drugstore -Help -Wave
-Grass -Hold -Too
-Lounge -Hurt
-Toothpaste -Join

! Now, something important!

Use of the verb have

The verb have has many uses. These are two of them:

To express pain: to express pain in a specic part of the body.


Example: Do you still have a headache?

Possessive: when a person or thing owns something.


Example: I have an aspirin in my bag.
We dont have any.

Prepositions:

Out: used to show movement away from the inside of


a place or a container.
Example: The couple goes out of the hotel.

Into: to the inside or middle of the place, area etc.


Example: Mary goes into the store. John waits outside.

For better reference, see Finding Out About Grammar Book, Unit 3, pages 49-50.
Ref For other uses of have, see Unit 9, pages 155-156.

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Unidad

8
En el restaurante
John y Mary estn saliendo a almorzar con unos Estamos muy bien, gracias, Paul.
amigos. John est esperando en el sof y est Y ustedes?
fumando su pipa. Mary se est alistando.
Yo estoy bien.
Ests lista, Mary? Es casi la una en
punto. Yo tambin estoy bien. Cunto gusto
en verte de nuevo, Mary!
Estoy buscando mi abrigo, querido.
S. Cundo fue la ltima vez que nos
El de pao? encontramos?
Creo que fue el ao pasado,
S, sabes dnde est?
pero no recuerdo bien.
Creo que est en el guardarropa. Por qu no tomamos una copa?
Qu tomars, Mary?
S, aqu est. A qu hora estarn
Paul y Laura en el restaurante, John? Una ginebra con tnica, por favor,
Paul.
A la una y cuarto.
Y t, John?
Queda lejos de aqu el restaurante?
Tomar un whisky con soda.
No creo. Creo que est bastante cerca.
Paul ordena las bebidas y Mary charla con Laura.
Bueno, estoy lista. Vamos. Toman las bebidas en la barra y despus van y se
sientan en la mesa.

John y Mary toman un taxi al restaurante. Sus Veamos el men.


amigos estn esperando en la barra.
Hay roast beef y salmn a la parrilla.
Hola, Paul. Hola, Laura. Qu pena
haber llegado tarde! Yo preero pescado. Probar el
No hay problema. Cmo estn salmn.
ustedes?

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Unidad 8 En el restaurante
Yo pedir el roast beef.

Y t, Laura?

Yo preero algo liviano. Cmo son


los sandwiches?

Preguntemos al mesero.

Paul llama al mesero

Disclpeme!

S, seor. Estn listos para


ordenar?

Casi. Qu sandwiches tiene?

Tenemos de pollo, de atn y de


jamn.

Yo pedir un sandwich de jamn con


mostaza, por favor.

Tambin pediremos un roast beef,


y dos salmones.

Y para tomar, seor?

Qu vino preeres, John, tinto o


blanco?

Tinto, creo, para acompaar la carne.

Un buen Borgoa, por favor.

S, seor.

El mesero se va.

Yo tengo bastante hambre. Espero


que la comida no se demore mucho!

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Unit 8 At the restaurant
John and Mary are going out for lunch with some
What about you, John?
friends. John is waiting on the sofa and smoking his
pipe. Mary is getting ready.
I'll have a whisky and soda.
Are you ready, Mary? It's nearly one
o' clock. Paul orders the drinks and Mary chats with Laura.
They have the drinks at the bar and then go and sit
I am just looking for my coat, dear.
down at the table.
The tweed one? Let's have a look at the menu.

Yes, do you know where it is? There's roast beef and grilled salmon.

It is in the wardrobe, I think I prefer sh. I'll try the salmon.

Oh, yes. Here it is. What time will Paul I'll have roast beef.
and Laura be at the restaurant, John?
What about you, Laura?
At a quarter after one.
I'd like something light. What are the
Is the restaurant far from here? sandwiches like?

I don't think so. I think it's fairly close. Let's ask the waiter.

Right, I'm ready. Let's go. Paul calls the waiter.

John and Mary take a taxi to the restaurant. Their Excuse me!
friends are waiting at the bar.
Yes, sir. Are you ready to order?
Hello, Paul. Hello, Laura. Sorry we're
late! Almost. What sandwiches do you
have?
Not at all. How are you both?
Chicken, tuna and ham.
We're both very well, thank you, Paul.
And you? I'll have a ham sandwich with
mustard, please.
I'm ne.
We'll also have a roast beef and two
I'm ne, too. How nice to see you salmons.
again, Mary.
And to drink, sir?
Yes. When was the last time we met?
What kind of wine do you prefer,
I think it was last year, but I don't John, red or white?
remember well.
Red, I think, to go with the beef.
Why don't we all have a drink?
What will you have, Mary?
A good Burgundy, please.
A gin and tonic, please, Paul.

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Unit 8 At the restaurant
Yes, sir. I'm really hungry. I hope the food
doesn't take too long!
The waiter leaves.

New Vocabulary

Nouns Verbs Adjectives Adverbs Expressions


-Drinks -Get -Close -Also -Going out
-Gin and tonic -Have -Hungry -Fairly
-Ham -Like -Late -Just
-Kind -Meet -Light -Nearly
-Mustard -Take -Ready -Really
-Roast beef -Wait
-Salmon
-Tweed
-Waiter
-Wardrobe

! Now, something important!

Conjunctions

A conjunction is a joiner, a word that connects (conjoins) parts of a sentence. The most
common are and, but, and or. These are some of the uses and some examples.

And:
To express chronologically sequential ideas or actions:
I sent in my application and waited for a response.

To suggest that one idea is the result of another:


We heard the weather report and promptly ran to our house.

But:
To suggest a contrast that is unexpected:
He lost a fortune in the stock market, but he still seems able to live quite comfortably.
To connect two ideas with the meaning of "with the exception of:
Everyone but Paul was accepted in the team.

Or:
To suggest that only one possibility can be realized, excluding one or the other:
You can study hard for this exam or you can fail.
To suggest the inclusive combination of alternatives:
We can broil chicken on the grill tonight, or we can just eat leftovers.

Ref For better reference, see Finding Out About Grammar Book, Unit 7, pages 86-96.

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