The Water Car – Episode 4 – Part A Sample

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This is the first half of Episode 4 of The Water Car, an Interactive Story series for intermediate level English language learners. It focuses on present progressive verbs.

Listen and Write: listen to Aaron and write Mark’s responses.

Episode 4: The Change (present progressive)

Aaron: It is early in the morning in a Japanese guy’s apartment.
Mark:
Aaron: He is asleep in his bed.
Mark:
Aaron: He is dreaming about global warming.
Mark:
Aaron: The ice at the North Pole is melting.
Mark:
Aaron: The ice at the South Pole is melting.
Mark:
Aaron: The sea level is rising.
Mark:
Aaron: Is the sea level really rising?
Mark:
Aaron: There are typhoons and tornadoes.
Mark:
Aaron: Are there tornadoes in Japan?
Mark:
Aaron: The earth is changing. Is it getting cooler?
Mark:
Aaron: Yes?
Mark:
Aaron: Ok.
Mark:
Aaron: Uh-huh.
Mark:
Aaron: Ok. Is it getting cooler?
Mark:
Aaron: Many people are dying.
Mark:
Aaron: That is true.
Mark:
Aaron: Suddenly the guy wakes up.
Mark:
Aaron: Could be. He looks out the window.
Mark:
Aaron: The sun is shining.
Mark:
Aaron: Is it raining?
Mark:
Aaron: But sometimes it rains when the sun shines.
Mark:
Aaron: And it is beautiful.
Mark:
Aaron: It is beautiful.
Mark:
Aaron: Really?
Mark:
Aaron: It is a beautiful day but it is very, very hot.
Mark:
Aaron: The guy gets ready for the university then he leaves his house.
Mark:
Aaron: He walks to the station.
Mark:
Aaron: How long does it take?
Mark:
Aaron: At the station he sees a friend.
Mark:
Aaron: What is the friend doing?
Mark:
Aaron: What is he wearing?
Mark:
Aaron: Do they talk?
Mark:
Aaron: On the train the guy sees the beautiful woman.
Mark:
Aaron: Again. She is wearing a colorful shirt.
Mark:
Aaron: Is she wearing jeans?
Mark:
Aaron: What kind of shoes is she wearing?
Mark:
Aaron: Is she wearing a headscarf?
Mark:
Aaron: Mm. Is she wearing make-up?
Mark:
Aaron: I agree. Is she wearing any earrings?
Mark:
Aaron: She is wearing a necklace.
Mark:
Aaron: What is on it?
Mark:

If you want to check Mark’s answers, The Water Car – Episode 4: Listen and Read.

This was only HALF of Episode 4. To listen to all of episode 4 and the entire 13-episode series, download the full version now: The Water Car.

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