A New Life in Mosquito City – Part 23 – Playing Golf

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Brad: Mark what the hell are you doing up this time of the morning?
Mark: Hello, Brad.
Brad: Oh it is fantastic to see you.
Mark: You too.
Brad: It is usually about eleven o’clock, isn’t it?
Mark: Yes yes but like it is my second day on the job.
Brad: Understood. understood.
Mark: I am playing golf with Peter Bestluck today.
Brad: No! You are pulling my leg.
Mark: Yep.
Brad: You are pulling my leg.
Mark: Yep, the richest man in Mosquito City.
Brad: Oh, that is wonderful.
Mark: His stretch limo is going to pick me up in five minutes.
Brad: I saw that. That is for you?!
Mark: It is there already?
Brad: It is there waiting for you.
Mark: I (had) better go.
Brad: You (had) better go.
Mark: See ya.
Brad: Have a great day. Bye.
Mark: Thanks, mate. See ya. (See you later)

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  2. Fabio de Lima Souto says:

    I think the most interesting term here was “pulling my leg” which could be the same as “joking me”, Am I right? The funny thing is that in these dialogues you have the right kind of slang appearing naturally at the right time so that you can kind of guess its meaning. I was once given a list (in alphabetical order!!!) with the most used american slangs and was supposed to memorize them. Guess what, never learned anything like this!!! I think it’s a shame that some actually believe in memorization as an authentic way of learning.

    Bye.

  3. ASHRAF mohmed rashad says:

    I from egypt I have problem evry day no anyone speak english I want
    anyone to speak whith him english
    thank you

  4. Mark White says:

    Hey Agua

    Yeah I have had that problem. It is stupid to have such large class sizes but HEY in a big institution, what can you do? That is how it is.

    The interactive stories work with large classes IF you can get their attention long enough to teach them the instructions.

    http://englishconversations.org/interactive-stories/the-water-car/

    If you teach an episode a week, by the third week, they should all have the technique then it is just up to them to ask you questions about the text.

    Remember in a group of that size some students will never get it. Do not get disconcerted by these practical constraints! Hang in there! Do your best! Good luck!

  5. Agus Rusmana says:

    My God,
    I’ve never known that learning and teaching English can so easy. I’d been thinking that there were no other ways of teaching English which are boring and tiring. I taught English to my students the old ways. Yet they never been improved and got bored already.
    But I still have one problems and haven’t found the answer from your method. My classed are big, about 40 to 50 students each (some of my colleagues have bigger that).
    Could I use this method for that big class? Or are there any modification I can make to fit them. Everytime I speak to one or two students, the other students just talk to each other and never pay any attention.

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