1. Pre-Listening Exercise
Practise:- 'May I introduce you to...?'
'This is my friend...'
'How do you do?'
Practise leaving someone:- 'See you
'It was lovely to meet you.'
(Sound of knock on the door)
Mrs Foster: Come in.
(Door opens, footsteps)
Mrs Foster: Do sit down, Mr Fuentos.
Mr Fuentos: Thank you.
Mrs Foster: I understand you want
to see me about Alita.
Mr Fuentos: Yes. I want her to be
Mrs Foster: We all do, Mr Fuentos.
Alita has only been in the school
a little while.
She is a good pupil.
Mr Fuentos: But she does not have
friends. I try to help her but my
English is not very good.
Mrs Foster: We want to help her all
we can. She is shy but the other children
seem to like her.
Mr Fuentos: I would like to invite
them to our home. We have a nice house.
Mrs Foster: Well, that sounds a great
for the future. But first she needs
friends. Does Alita have a hobby?
Mr Fuentos: She likes to dance.
Mrs Foster: Well, some of the children
take dance classes. Soon we'll have
a parents' evening. I will introduce
you to someone who might be able to
Mr Fuentos: That would be great.
Mrs Foster: The children will also
soon be learning about different cultures
in their class. We do not have many
children like Alita. They would love
to hear about her customs.
Mr Fuentos: She is afraid they will
laugh at her.
Mrs Foster: But they won't laugh
at you. Could you come and tell them
about the special things you do?
Mr Fuentos: I think my English is
Mrs Foster: Then bring pictures,
objects. The children will ask questions.
Think about it. It will help Alita
to be one of our community.
Mr Fuentos: I think about it. If
it is for Alita I will try.
Mrs Foster: Well done. And meanwhile
I will see that the children include
her in their games. It takes time
but she will be fine.
Mr Fuentos: I look forward to the
parents' evening. That will be good.
Mrs Foster: Alita is a clever girl.
We will help her all we can.