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Conversation A : Visiting a Musician

MARTIN: Thank you. Thank you very much. That was wonderful.
MUSICIAN: You're welcome. Do you like the violin?
MARTIN: I love the violin.
MUSICIAN: Would you like some coffee or tea?
MARTIN: No, thanks. I want to ask you some questions.
MUSICIAN: OK.
MARTIN: You're a young musician. How old are you?
MUSICIAN: I'm twenty-one years old.
MARTIN: Do you have a family?
MUSICIAN: I have a family in Finland. I don't have a family here.
MARTIN: Do you work? Do you have a job?
MUSICIAN: I'm a musician. I don't work now. I'm a student.
MARTIN: Do you study at the university?
MUSICIAN: Yes, I do.
MARTIN: Do you Practice at the university?
MUSICIAN: Yes. I Practice at home, too.
MARTIN: Where do you live?
MUSICIAN: I live here. This is my home. Where do you live?
MARTIN: I live in Baltimore.
MUSICIAN: Do you live in an apartment?
MARTIN: Yes, I do.
MUSICIAN: This apartment is very small.
MARTIN: I live in a small apartment, too. It's my home.
MUSICIAN: I live in a big house in Finland. But this is my home here.MARTIN: Did you play the violin in Finland?
MUSICIAN: Oh, yes, I did. I played for many years.
MARTIN: Where did you play?
MUSICIAN: I played at school. And I played at home. My mother played the violin.
MARTIN: Did you play another musical instrument?
MUSICIAN: First, I played the piano. My father played the piano.
MARTIN: Do you play the piano now?
MUSICIAN: No, I don't. I don't study. I don't Practice the piano now.
MARTIN: When did you play the piano?
MUSICIAN: When I lived in Finland.
MARTIN: How long did you play?
MUSICIAN: Ten years.
MUSICIAN: Excuse me. Hello, Manny. Come in.
MANNY: Hi.
MARTIN: Hello, I'm Martin Learner. How are you?
MANNY: Hi, I'm Manny.
MUSICIAN: Mr. Learner is a reporter. Manny is my friend.
MARTIN: I'm happy to meet you.
MANNY: Thanks.
MARTIN: Where is your home?
MANNY: Here.
MARTIN: You live here in this apartment?
MANNY: No, no. I don't live in this apartment. I live here in Bloomington. My home is in Bloomington.
MUSICIAN: My home is very small.
MANNY: My home is very small, too.

Practice 1:“home”是指你居住的地方,它可能是一所房子,也可能是一间公寓。询问你居住在哪,一般用:Where do you live? 你住在哪儿?回答是:I live... 我住在……
Examples:  MARTIN: Where do you live?
MUSICIAN: I live here. This is my home.
MARTIN: Where do you live?
MANNY: I live in Bloomington.
MUSICIAN: Where do you live?
MARTIN: I live in an apartment.

会话A : 拜访音乐家
马  丁:谢谢!非常感谢你。太棒了。
音乐家:不客气!你喜欢小提琴吗?
马  丁:我喜爱小提琴。
音乐家:你喝点咖啡或是茶吗?
马  丁:不,谢谢。我想问你些问题。
音乐家:好的。
马  丁:你是个年轻的音乐家。你多大了?
音乐家:我21岁。
马  丁:你成家了吗?
音乐家:我家人在芬兰。我在这儿没有家庭。
马  丁:你工作吗?你有工作吗?
音乐家:我是个音乐家。我现在还没有工作。我是个学生。
马  丁:你在大学里学习吗?
音乐家:是的。
马  丁:你在大学里练习吗?
音乐家:是的。我也在家里练习。
马  丁:你住在哪儿?
音乐家:我住这儿。这儿是我的家。你住哪儿?
马  丁:我住在巴尔的摩。
音乐家:你住公寓吗?
马  丁:是的。
音乐家:这个公寓太小了。
马  丁:我也住一个小公寓。那是我的家。
音乐家:我在芬兰住一所很大的房子。但这儿是我的家。
马  丁:你在芬兰拉小提琴吗?
音乐家:噢,是的。我演奏许多年了。
马  丁:你在哪儿演奏?
音乐家:我在学校里演奏,在家里演奏,我妈妈拉小提琴。
马  丁:你演奏过其他乐器吗?
音乐家:最开始我弹钢琴。我爸爸弹钢琴。
马  丁:你现在还弹吗?
音乐家:不。我不学钢琴。我现在不练习钢琴。
马  丁:你什么时候弹钢琴?
音乐家:在我住在芬兰的时候。
马  丁:你弹了多久?
音乐家:十年。
音乐家:对不起。你好,马尼。请进。
马  尼:你好!
马  丁:你好,我是马丁·勒纳。你怎么样?
马  尼:嗯!我叫马尼。
音乐家:勒纳先生是个记者。马尼是我的朋友。
马  丁:很高兴认识你。
马  尼:谢谢。
马  丁:你家在哪儿?
马  尼:在这儿。
马  丁:你在这个公寓里住?
马  尼:不,不,我不在这个公寓住。我在布鲁明顿住。
音乐家:我的家里很小。
马  尼:我的家里也很小。

Conversation B

MARTIN: Manny, where do you live in Bloomington?
MANNY: I live at five-twenty-six Hamilton Street.
MARTIN: Do you live in a house?
MANNY: No, I don't.
MARTIN: Do you live in a dormitory?
MANNY: No, I don't.
MARTIN: Do you live in an apartment?
MANNY: Yes, I do. It's very small.
MARTIN: How many rooms does it have?
MANNY: It has one large room and one very small room.
MARTIN: That was beautiful.
MANNY: He's very good.
MUSICIAN: Thanks.
MARTIN: Manny, what do you do?
MANNY: I'm a musician, too.
MARTIN: Are you a student?
MANNY: Yes, I am. I study at the university.
MARTIN: Do you play the violin?
MANNY: No, I don't.
MUSICIAN: Yes, he does.
MANNY: No, I don't.
MUSICIAN: Yes, he does. But he's very bad.
MANNY: Yes, I'm very bad.
MARTIN: Where are you from?
MANNY: I'm from Brooklyn. My family is from Russia. It was their home.MARTIN: Did you live in Russia?
MANNY: No, I didn't. My home was in Brooklyn.
MARTIN: Did you play the violin in Brooklyn?
MANNY: Yes. I was very bad.
MARTIN: What do you play now?
MANNY: I play the clarinet.
MARTIN: Did your father play the clarinet?
MANNY: No, he didn't. He was a chemist.
MARTIN: Did your mother play the clarinet?
MANNY: No, she didn't. But she was a musician. She was a singer.
MARTIN: Do you play another musical instrument?
MANNY: Yes, I do. I play the guitar.
MUSICIAN: He plays the mandolin, too.
MUSICIAN: Excuse me. Teresa! Hi.
THERESA: Hi.
MUSICIAN: This is Teresa.
MANNY: Hi, Teresa.
MARTIN: Hello. I'm Martin. Are you a musician?
TERESA: No. I'm a teacher.
MUSICIAN: She teaches at the high school.
MARTIN: Do you live in Bloomington?
TERESA: Yes, I do.
MUSICIAN: She lives in the apartment downstairs.
TERESA: Manny, do you have your guitar?
MANNY: Yes, I do.
TERESA: Play for us.
MANNY: OK.

Practice 2:询问对方是否住在一所房子里或一间宿舍里,用:Do you live in a(n)...? 你住在……里吗?
Examples:  MARTIN: Do you live in a house?
MANNY: No, I don't.
MARTIN: Do you live in a dormitory?
MANNY: No, I don't.
MARTIN: Do you live in an apartment?
MANNY: Yes, I do.
MARTIN: Do you live in an apartment?
MUSICIAN: Yes, I do.
MARTIN: Did you live in a house?
MUSICIAN: Yes, I lived in a house in Finland.

会话B

马  丁:马尼,你在布鲁明顿的什么地方住?
马  尼:我住在汉弥尔顿街526号。
马  丁:你住在一栋房子里吗?
马  尼:不。
马  丁:你住宿舍吗?
马  尼:不。
马  丁:你住公寓里吗?
马  尼:是的。很小的公寓。
马  丁:有几间房?
马  尼:一间大屋和一个很小的屋。
马  丁:很美。
马  尼:他很棒。
音乐家:谢谢。
马  丁:马尼,你做什么工作?
马  尼:我也是个音乐家。
马  丁:你是个学生吗?
马  尼:是的,我在大学里上学。
马  丁:你拉小提琴吗?
马  尼:不。
音乐家:是的,他拉。
马  尼:不。
音乐家:是的,他演奏,不过很差劲。
马  尼:是的,我很差劲。
马  丁:你来自什么地方?
马  尼:我是布鲁克林人。祖籍是俄罗斯,那是我家人的家。
马  丁:你住在俄罗斯吗?
马  尼:不。我家在布鲁克林。
马  丁:你在布鲁克林拉小提琴吗?
马  尼:是的。我很差劲。
马  丁:你现在干什么呢?
马  尼:我吹单簧管。
马  丁:你父亲吹单簧管吗?
马  尼:不。他是个化学家。
马  丁:你母亲吹单簧管吗?
马  尼:不。但她是个音乐家。她是个唱歌的。
马  丁:你还演奏其他乐器吗?
马  尼:是的。我弹吉他。
音乐家:他也演奏曼陀铃琴。
音乐家:对不起。特雷萨!你好!
特雷萨:你好!
音乐家:这是特雷萨。
马  尼:你好,特雷萨。
马  丁:你好,我叫马丁。你是个音乐家吗?
特雷萨:不,我是个教师。
音乐家:她在高中教书。
马  丁:你住在布鲁明顿吗?
特雷萨:是的。
音乐家:她在楼下的公寓住。
特雷萨:马尼,你带吉他了吗?
马  尼:是的。
特雷萨:为我们演奏吧。
马  尼:好的。

New Words and Expressions 生词和短语

apartment   n. 公寓
instrument   n. 乐器
dormitory   n. 宿舍
clarinet   n. 单簧管
guitar    n. 吉它
mandolin   n. 曼陀铃琴

Proper Nouns 专有名词
Finland   芬兰
Bloomington    布鲁明顿
Teresa   (是 Theresa 的异体)

Language Points 语言要点

1 . I play the piano. 我弹钢琴。
在乐器前面要加定冠词 the。例如:
I play the guitar. 我弹吉它。
He plays the clarinet. 我吹黑管。
She plays the violin. 她拉小提琴。
2 . Do you play another musical instrument?你演奏其它乐器吗?
another 再一个,又一个,另外一个。

Cultural Notes  文化注释

在美国很多人居住在“单门独户”的房子(house)里,这种房子有前、后院、花园、车库及栅栏。在些人住在公寓楼(apartment)里。还有些人住在“大篷车”(mobile home)里,“大篷车”是装有车轮的活动房,可用车牵引,房内生活设施齐全。

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Lesson 40 Describing People (Ⅳ) 描述人物(四)
Lesson 39 Describing People (Ⅲ) 描述人物(三)
Lesson 38 Describing People (Ⅱ) 描述人物(二)
Lesson 37 Describing People (Ⅰ) 描述人物(一)
Lesson 36 Expressing Time 表示时间
Lesson 35 Asking Questions About Specific Time 询问确切时间
Lesson 34 Expressing Both Specific and General Time 表示确切时间和大致时间
Lesson 33 Stating the General Time of Your Activities 表示活动的大致时间
Lesson 32 Giving the Specific Time of Events 表示事件的确切时间
Lesson 31 Events and Activities That You Don't Like 不喜欢的事件和活动
Lesson 30 Expressing Wants 表达愿望
Lesson 29 Shopping 购 物