Nurse Story – An Example of an Interactive Story

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Listen to the interactive story and write in the words that Mark says.

1. THE NEW JOB (be verbs)

Alec: A young woman is at a big hospital.
Mark:
Alec: She is a nurse.
Mark:
Alec: What colour is her uniform?
Mark:
Alec: What colour are her shoes?
Mark:
Alec: The nurse is tired.
Mark:
Alec: Is she hungry?
Mark:
Alec: She looks at her watch.
Mark:
Alec: Is it an expensive watch?
Mark:
Alec: It is night.
Mark:
Alec: What time is it?
Mark:
Alec: The nurse goes into a room.
Mark:
Alec: There are eight patients in the room.
Mark:
Alec: The nurse looks at the patients.
Mark:
Alec: She sees an old woman.
Mark:
Alec: The woman is a patient.
Mark:
Alec: She is very old.
Mark:
Alec: How old is she?
Mark:
Alec: Is her hair white?
Mark:
Alec: The old woman is sad.
Mark:
Alec: The young nurse talks to the old woman.
Mark:
Alec: The old woman likes the young nurse.
Mark:
Alec: She feels better.
Mark:
Alec: She feels happy.
Mark:
Alec: The old woman talks about her family.
Mark:
Alec: Is her husband still alive?
Mark:
Alec: The young nurse is a new nurse.
Mark:
Alec: This is her new job.
Mark:
Alec: It is her first job.
Mark:
Alec: She looks at her watch again.
Mark:
Alec: It is late.
Mark:
Alec: She goes home.
Mark:
Alec: The young nurse lives in a small apartment.
Mark:
Alec: Is it on the fourth floor?
Mark:
Alec: She lives with a friend.
Mark:
Alec: The friend is not home.
Mark:
Alec: The young nurse goes into the kitchen.
Mark:
Alec: She looks in the fridge.
Mark:
Alec: What colour is the fridge?
Mark:
Alec: Is it big?
Mark:
Alec: What brand is it?
Mark:
Alec: There are some eggs in the fridge.
Mark:
Alec: The young nurse cooks an omelette.
Mark:
Alec: She eats it.
Mark:
Alec: Is it good?
Mark:
Alec: She makes tea.
Mark:
Alec: What kind of tea is it?
Mark:
Alec: She drinks it.
Mark:
Alec: Is it nice?
Mark:
Alec: The nurse goes to the bathroom.
Mark:
Alec: She takes off her clothes.
Mark:
Alec: She takes a shower.
Mark:
Alec: Is the water hot?
Mark:
Alec: After she takes a shower, she dries herself then she puts on her pajamas.
Mark:
Alec: Are they green?
Mark:
Alec: Are they warm?
Mark:
Alec: The nurse looks in the mirror.
Mark:
Alec: Is it a big mirror?
Mark:
Alec: She looks at her face.
Mark:
Alec: She looks at her skin.
Mark:
Alec: Her skin is not clear.
Mark:
Alec: She has pimples.
Mark:
Alec: What color are her pimples?
Mark:
Alec: She is not pretty.
Mark:
Alec: She does not have a boyfriend.
Mark:
Alec
: She is not happy.
Mark:
Alec: She is lonely.
Mark:
Alec: The nurse goes to bed.
Mark:
Alec: Is her bed big?
Mark:
Alec: There is a computer in her bedroom.
Mark:
Alec: Is it a Macintosh?
Mark:
Alec: The nurse thinks about her life.
Mark:
Alec: She thinks about the old lady.
Mark:
Alec: She goes to sleep.
Mark:
Alec: She dreams.
Mark:
Alec: Is it a good dream?
Mark:
Alec: What is it about?
Mark:
Alec: The next morning, it is a holiday.
Mark:
Alec: The nurse goes shopping.
Mark:
Alec: She goes into a big department store.
Mark:
Alec: What is the name of the department store?
Mark:
Alec: Is it expensive?
Mark:
Alec: The nurse goes to the clothing section.
Mark:
Alec: She tries on a new dress.
Mark:
Alec: Is it a short dress or a long dress?
Mark:
Alec: How much is it?
Mark:
Alec: What color is it?
Mark:
Alec: The nurse buys the dress.
Mark:
Alec: Outside in the street, the nurse sees a young guy.
Mark:
Alec: He is very handsome.
Mark:
Alec: She looks at him but he does not look at her.
Mark:
Alec: How old is he?
Mark:
Alec: Is he intelligent?
Mark:
Alec: Is he a nice guy?
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Alec: Is he interesting?
Mark:

Did you write all of Mark’s responses to the interactive story? Check your work by reading the full transcript of Nurse Story – Part One.

If you want to continue the story, download the Nurse Story file, which contains all the episodes. You can use it to practice speaking and listening with a friend.