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LESSON 3 DIALOGUE

– Chris –

Learn English – Session 2 – Chris

Chris lives in Valencia, Spain. He lives with his girlfriend, Jess. They have no children. Chris loves Jess very much.

Chris works as a baker. He has lots of experience as a baker. He likes his job. He is a good baker. Chris is a baker because he likes people to eat good bread.

Chris bakes for the people of Valencia. He bakes bread, pastries and quiche. People like the bread very much and they often return to buy more bread.

Sometimes he visits schools. He talks to students about baking. He runs practical workshops with the students. He teaches them how to make the perfect bread. The students like Chris.

Chris has a dream. His dream is to own a little bakery in a small village. He wants to make bread and pastries for everyone.

He works in the city of Valencia and he has a good salary. He saves his money so one day his dream can come true.

VOCABULARY

  • He lives in…..
  • He lives with…
  • To live
  • His girlfriend
  • They have no children
  • To have children
  • He loves her very much.
  • He works as a baker.
  • For many years
  • He likes his job.
  • He is a good baker.
  • To eat good bread
  • The people of Valencia
  • To buy more
  • He visits schools.
  • To talk to students
  • To bake
  • Practical
  • Workshops
  • He teaches them.
  • How to make….
  • Perfect
  • The students like Chris.
  • To own
  • Small village
  • He works in the city.
  • To have a good salary
  • He saves his money.
  • His dream can come true.

 COMPREHENSION QUIZZES (3 TO COMPLETE)

Interactive Video Comprehension Quiz 1

Summary Statements Comprehension Quiz 2

Drag and Drop Quiz 3: 

 

GRAMMAR PRACTICE: PRESENT SIMPLE 

Positive Form

We will take a look at the Present Simple, this consists of one word (i.e learn). This is also known as a base form of the verb. However, if the verb is in the third person singular we add the –(e)s ending (learns).

When forming a normal sentence, that is, a sentence that is not negative or a question, we call this a positive form. It can also, at times, be called an affirmative form.

In forming a sentence with this present simple form, we can use this formula:

SubjectVerbRest of sentence
I/You/We/TheylearnEnglish
He/She/ItlearnsEnglish

The Present Simple is used to express: a permanent situation that takes place once, never or several times, to state facts or general truths and to talk about future plans.

When referring to a permanent situation that takes place once, never or several times, that is, a habitual action or event, we often use adverbs such as always, never, often, sometimes, usually.

We always learn English on Monday .

He never learns his lesson.

When expressing facts in the present:

I teach in London.

She teaches English in Spain.

For actions that are set by a timetable or schedule.

We go to the cinema every week.

He goes on holiday once a year.

We also use the present simple when we are recounting stories in the present, this is also called the historical present:

In the film he plays a spy.

So he calls to say that he can’t make it.

Negative form

When we use the negative form we use the auxiliary verbs, Do not and Does not. . Does not for the third person and do not for the others. These forms are used if we want emphasis but typically we use the contractions don´t and doesn´t.

SubjectAuxiliaryVerb (base form)Rest of sentence
I/You/We/Theydon´tteachEnglish
He/She/Itdoesn´tteachin Spain

Questions

When we ask a question that is answered Yes or No we use the auxiliary verbs, Do and Does. We use does to make questions in the third person and we use do for the others. In forming a sentence with this present simple form, we can use this formula:.

AuxiliarySubjectVerb (base form)Rest of sentence
DoI/You/We/TheyteachEnglish?
DoesHe/She/Itteachin Spain?

We also use do and does to make negatives. Does not for the third person and do not for the others. These forms are used if we want emphasis but typically we use the contractions don’t and doesn’t.

AuxiliarySubjectVerb (base form)Rest of sentence
Don´tI/You/We/TheyteachEnglish?
Doesn´tHe/She/ItteachIn Spain?

We can also use time expressions such as always, ever, often, sometimes, usually between the subject and the verb.

Wh- Questions

What, where, when, why, who, how can be used as the start of a wh- question. Together with either of the auxiliary verbs, do or does we can ask a question that requires further information in its answer.

Wh- WordAuxiliarySubjectVerb (base form)Rest of sentence
WhydoI/You/We/TheyteachEnglish?
WhatdoesHe/She/Itteachin Spain?

The verb to have has its own particular conjugation in the third person singular, has:

To have

Ihave
Youhave
Hehas
Shehas
Ithas
Wehave
Youhave
Theyhave

PRONUNCIATION PRACTICE

  • Related Pronunciation Video Lesson and interactive exercise: -s Endings 

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