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Authors: Lou Fant,Barbara Bernstein Fant,Betty Miller

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My name is ________

      
I'm happy to meet you

      
Where do you live?

      
Where are you from?

      
Where were you born?

      
May I introduce my wife?

      
Additional vocabulary

      
Where do you work?

      
What kind of work do you do?

      
I'm a doctor

      
Additional vocabulary

      
Homemaker

      
Do you go to school?

      
Are you married?

      
I'm single/divorced

      
My husband/wife is dead

      
Do you have any children?

      
How many children do you have?

      
How old are you?

      
Do you mind if I smoke?

      
It's all right/OK

      
Smoking is not allowed

6
   
Health

      
How do you feel?

      
Do you feel all right?

      
I don't feel well

      
Where does it hurt?

      
My stomach is upset

      
I have a cold

      
My nose is runny

      
My head aches

      
I have a toothache/stomachache

      
I need a dentist/doctor

      
Do you have any aspirin?

      
I've run out of medicine

      
I have to buy some medicine

      
I have to take pills

      
You need to have an x-ray

      
It's time to take your temperature

      
You have to have a shot

      
I feel better now

      
I was in bed for two weeks

      
Were any bones broken?

      
You lost a lot of blood

      
They have to draw some blood

      
Have you ever had a tooth pulled?

      
I had a physical last week

      
My husband had an operation

      
My wife is in the hospital

      
My father passed away last month

      
Call the ambulance

      
Do you have hospitalization insurance?

      
I have an appointment at 2:30

      
Where's my toothbrush?

      
I want to brush my teeth

      
I already took a bath/shower

      
Wash your hands/face

      
I haven't shaved yet

      
May I borrow your hair dryer?

      
Brush your hair

      
I lost my comb

7
   
Weather

      
It's beautiful today

      
The sun is hot

      
I enjoy sitting in the sun

      
It was cold this morning

      
It will freeze tonight

      
Maybe it will snow tomorrow

      
There was thunder and lightning last night

      
It rained yesterday

      
Do you have a raincoat?

      
I lost my umbrella

      
Where are your galoshes/rubbers?

      
It's windy today

      
Yesterday evening at sunset, the clouds were beautiful

      
I hope it clears up this afternoon

      
I like spring/summer/autumn/winter best

      
You have to have chains to drive in the mountains in winter

      
I'm afraid of tornados

      
What's the temperature?

      
Has the snow melted?

      
There was a flood last year

      
The temperature is below zero

      
Have you ever been in an earthquake?

8
   
Family

      
Your father is nice looking

      
You look like your mother

      
My brother is younger than I

      
My sister speaks several languages fluently

      
His son wants to be an astronaut

      
Her daughter works here

      
My uncle is a farmer

      
My aunt lives in town

      
Your nephew gave me a book

      
His niece will help you

      
Her grandfather gave her grandmother a book

      
My cousin is a pilot

      
Who is that man?

      
Did you see the woman?

      
The baby is cute

      
The girl told the boy that she loves him

      
Father told the little boy to play outside

      
The little girl's doll is broken

      
How many children are coming?

      
Our family is large/small

      
We had a family reunion last summer

      
We met at Grandfather's farm

      
Additional vocabulary

9
   
School

      
Do you go to school?/Are you in school?

      
I go to college

      
I'm majoring in English

      
Additional vocabulary for majors or courses of study

      
Special education

      
Physical therapy

      
Computer science

      
What course are you taking this semester?

      
I'm a student

      
Additional vocabulary

      
I graduated last year

      
I'm in graduate school now

      
I like to study

      
Where's the administration building?

      
You've got to go to the library and do some research

      
I got an A on my paper

      
I studied all night

      
Where's my calculator?

      
My roommate and I live in a dorm

      
I have a question

      
Did you ask him?

      
The teacher asked me a lot of questions

      
No talking during the test

      
We have a test tomorrow

      
Close/open your books

      
Begin/stop writing

      
I lost my pencil

      
Please don't erase the board

      
Did you pass or fail/flunk?

      
Any questions?

      
You haven't turned in your paper to me yet

      
She and I discussed it

      
Let's take a break

      
When you've been absent, you must bring an excuse

10
   
Food and Drink

       
Have you eaten?/Did you eat?/Are you finished eating?

       
I haven't eaten yet

       
He eats too much

       
Are you hungry?

       
Let's you and I go to a restaurant

       
What are you going to order?

       
Do you want a cocktail?

       
Do you want red or white wine?

       
I'll have a scotch and water

       
They have a lot of different beers

       
He never drinks whiskey

       
Do you want a soft drink?

       
I want a tall Coke/Pepsi

       
I like sandwiches and hamburgers

       
Where's the waiter/waitress?

       
The service is lousy

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