1. Nghe và bắt chước theo.
2. Chú ý dấu nhấn và âm cuối của từ.
3. Thu âm phần nói để so sánh và sửa lỗi.
4. Kiên trì luyện tập mỗi ngày.
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|Episode 1:||At the airport|
|Helen:||What does Michal look like?|
|Tim:||Well, he’s tall and well built. He’s got brown eyes and a shaved head.|
|Helen:||Is he handsome?|
|Tim:||Of course he is! He’s my cousin.|
|Helen:||And what’s he like? Is he like you too?|
|Tim:||No, he’s quite shy really.|
|Helen:||Oh look! Is that him?|
|Tim:||Yeah! Michal! Michal! He’s crying. I wonder what’s wrong.|
|Episode 2:||In the flat|
|Tim:||Alice this is my cousin Michal – our new flatmate. He’s really missing his friends.|
|Alice:||Oh, Michal let me take your mind off that…So, where are you from?|
|Michal:||From near Warsaw – the Polish capital.|
|Alice:||Oh, what do you do?|
|Michal:||I’m a guide tourist.|
|Alice:||So interesting! Why are you visiting London?|
|Michal:||To improve my English.|
|Alice:||Oh, well, why not come out with us now? Then we can cheer you up and you can practise your English at the same time.|
|Episode 3:||At the pub|
|Tim:||It’s your round Alice|
|Alice:||What, again? Alright, what do you all want?|
|Helen:||An orange juice please.|
|Michal:||The same for me too.|
|Tim:||Oh come on Michal, you’re not in Poland now. Why not try a traditional pint of English bitter?|
|Tim:||And the usual for me – a G & T, love|
|Helen:||Don’t call Alice “love”.|
Why not, isn’t she lovely? Michal, what do you think?
Episode 4 :Another round
Alice:What’s wrong with you?
Helen:Nothing! You know I think Michal really likes you.
Alice:Don’t be daft! He’s only being polite.
Helen:Do you think so?
Alice:Yes, and why are you so interested all of a sudden?
Helen:No, no reason really. Look, I’ve got to get back to the flat, I’ve got loads of studying to do.
Alice:Oh relax! The books can wait. Tim’s buying the next round. What do you want?
|Episode 5:||Helen at home|
|Mum:||Hello? Helen? It’s mum here. How are you my dear? Studying hard? You know how much your degree means to your father and me.|
|Helen:||I was studying before you phoned me! Listen, I need your advice. I’m in love! But he doesn’t even notice me. He only has eyes for Alice. What can I do?|
|Mum:||Love? Love! There’s plenty of time for that later. Get your head out of the clouds and back into your books. Do you hear me?|
|Helen:||Yes, yes mum.|
|Episode 6:||Breakfast time|
|Alice:||Ooh, not so loud, my head’s killing me.|
|Michal:||I’m feel awful too. I’ve got a pain stomach. My head hurts…..|
|Tim:||Welcome to your first British hangover Michal! What you need now is a good fry-up.|
|Alice:||Bleugh! Oh, morning Helen. You look as bad as I feel. Have you been crying?|
|Helen:||No, no of course not. Just burning the midnight oil studying, studying, studying.|
|Tim:||So, who’s for eggs, beans and toast?|
|Alice:||Urgh! You really are a pain in the neck sometimes Tim!|
|Episode 7:||Paying the rent|
|Helen:||Oh no, it’s that time of the month again – time to pay the rent.|
|Tim:||Comes round fast enough, doesn’t it?|
|Alice:||Yeah and I’m so broke just now. I don’t know where my money goes.|
|Tim:||You need to tighten your belt Alice. Well, I’m fairly flush this month, want me to lend you some cash?|
|Alice:||Tim, would you?|
|Tim:||Sure, you know me, always willing to help a damsel in distress. There’s only one small catch……|
|Episode 8:||The newcomer|
|Alice:||Hi Michal! Look what I found in a box, near the rubbish bins outside the hospital. Can you believe someone wanted to throw her away! Isn’t she adorable?|
|Michal:||What are you going to call her? How about Bronka? That’s a good Polish name.|
|Alice:||Mm, I think she looks more like a Co-Co…Oh, hi Helen, meet our new flatmate. We just need to find a name for her.|
Em, I don’t think so. You know we’re not allowed pets in the flat. It’s against the rules.
|Episode 9:||The favour|
|Michal:||I’m going to see a film tonight. Will anyone like to come with me?|
|Alice:||Oh I’d love to Michal but I have to iron all these shirts for Tim.|
|Helen:||Look, why don’t you go with Michal and I’ll iron the shirts?|
|Michal:||Oh Helen, that’s so kind of you.|
|Alice:||But don’t you want to go to the cinema too?|
|Helen:||Yes but I need to study. I’ll do the shirts, phone the landlord about keeping the cat and then I’ll hit the books.|
|Alice:||Oh thanks, we owe you. Bye!|
|Helen:||Oh Cat! What could I do? They seem made for each other.|
|Episode 10: Choosing a film|
|Alice:||Oh, what do you fancy seeing? There’s Must Love Dogs – a rom-com. Oh I love romantic comedies, don’t you? Pride and Prejudice is on – I adore period dramas. You know all those fine ladies and gents from ages ago, long dresses and grand houses. What kind of films do you like – action, adventure, musicals?|
|Michal:||Films about people living in the future, on other planets.|
|Alice:||Oh, sci-fi – not really my thing.|
|Michal:||Well, what about Nightmare on Elm Street? They’re showing that again here.|
|Alice:||No thanks, horror films don’t do it for me.|
|Michal:||Well, why don’t you choose?|
|Alice:||No, you invited me out, you choose.|
|Michal:||No, I insist.|
|Episode 11: Phoning the landlord|
|Helen:||Hi, dad it’s Helen|
Hello my dear, how are you?
|Helen:||Studying hard as ever, dad. Can I ask you something as our landlord? Our lease says that we’re not allowed animals in the flat. Well, is there a way that we could get around that? You see, Alice found this kitten and everyone really wants to keep her.|
You have a cat in my flat? Oh Helen, why can’t you ever obey the rules?
|Helen:||Oh dad! Please, won’t you bend them for me?|
|Dad:||Just this once.|
|Tim:||Kitty, did you hear what I just heard? She called the landlord “dad”. What a dark horse Helen is!|
|Episode 12: After the film|
|Michal:||Well that rom-com was much better than I expected. It was really romantic. Thank you.|
|Alice:||Oh, it was my pleasure.|
|Michal:||Would you like to do it again – go out on another date with me?|
|Alice:||Another date? Michal, that wasn’t a date we were on there.|
|Michal:||It wasn’t? Oh, I thought it was.|
|Alice:||No, we’re just good friends.|
|Michal:||Yes, we are good friends and I’d like us to be better friends so I’m going to ask you: would you like to go out with me?|
|Episode 13: Tim spills the beans|
|Tim:||So how was the cinema for you two love birds?|
|Alice:||How many times do I have to say this – that wasn’t a date!|
|Tim:||Whoa, easy tiger! Hey this’ll put a smile on your face. Guess who our landlord is?|
|Alice:||How should I know? We give the money to Helen and she always sends off the cheque.|
Go on, guess.
|Alice:||Tom Cruise, the man in the moon, no idea!|
|Tim:||It’s Helen’s dad!|
|Alice:||Helen’s dad! No way! Why would she keep that a secret?|
|Helen:||I’m just putting the kettle on. Anyone fancy a cuppa?|
|Episode 14: Tim strikes it rich|
|Tim:||Can I help you madam?|
|Customer:||I’m looking for a man’s watch.|
|Tim:||Well we have a sumptuous selection here: sports, evening, everyday watches. Do you see anything you like?|
Oh, I rather like that one.
|Tim:||Impeccable taste, madam. Now, just take it over to the cash till there and they’ll wrap it up for you.|
|Customer:||Thank you, goodbye.|
|Tim:||Goodbye…Oh, you’ve dropped something madam. Madam! Oh she’s gone. Let’s see 50, 100, 150 pounds! Well you know what they say Tim, a fool and her money.|
|Episode 15: A heart-to-heart|
|Helen:||What’s up Alice?|
It’s so quiet at work I thought I’d give you a ring. A little bird told me that the landlord is your dad!
|Helen:||How did you find out?|
|Alice:||Never mind about that. Why have you been keeping it a secret for so long?|
|Helen:||Well because as soon as people know how rich my parents are, they start treating me differently. When you and Tim came to live here I wanted to start afresh so I decided not to tell anyone.|
|Alice:||Oh Helen you’re such a silly goose! I promise, it won’t make any difference to us! So no more secrets OK?|
|Episode 16: A kitchen romance|
|Michal:||Oh Bronka! I’m so miserable! Alice doesn’t want to go out with me.|
|Helen:||Oh sorry, Michal. Am I interrupting something here?|
|Michal:||No, no, I’m just pouring my heart out to Bronka.|
Oh yeah, I found out that Alice gave you a knock-back but it’s not the end of the world. There are plenty more fish in the sea you know.
|Michal:||Fish? I don’t want a fish, I want a date!|
|Helen:||Well, there’s someone right in front of you!|
|Michal:||You’re always too busy studying. You wouldn’t go out with a guy like me.|
|Helen:||Oh wouldn’t I? Why don’t you ask first!|
|Helen:||I’d love to!|
|Episode 17: Booking tickets*|
|Agent:||Good morning, London Attractions.|
|Michal:||I’d like to book two tickets for next week. For River Boat cruise please.|
|Agent:||I’m sorry sir, is that Tuesday the first or Thursday the third?|
|Michal:||Thursday the third.|
|Agent:||Right, and what time would you like?|
|Michal:||In an evening.|
|Agent:||Because it’s winter, the last trip is at 7.00. Is that OK?|
|Agent:||OK, just let me put you on hold for a moment please.|
|Episode 18: Emergency|
|Alice:||Oh it’s so quiet tonight! You could hear a pin drop. Gives me a chance to catch up on my reading.|
|Man:||Quick, quick! Get a doctor!|
|Alice:||She’s just gone for a break. What’s the matter?|
I don’t know. It’s my son. He’s stopped breathing.
|Alice:||Oh no! Wait a minute, I’ll just phone for the doctor.|
|Man:||There’s no time. You have to give him mouth to mouth.|
|Alice:||But I haven’t done it before!|
|Man:||You haven’t done it before?|
|Alice:||No, not for real. Wait while I find the phone.|
|Man:||No! No, you must do it now!|
|Episode 19: Tim’s reward|
|Tim:||Hello I’m calling from McCarthy’s. I helped you when you were looking at watches the other day.|
|Tim:||I think I’ve found something of yours. Have you lost anything?|
Not that I’ve noticed. No, nothing seems to be missing.
|Tim:||Well, you dropped £150!|
|Tim:||Yes. Now, how can I return your money?|
|Customer:||Oh how refreshingly honest! But I think a small reward is in order, don’t you?|
|Tim:||Oh I couldn’t.|
|Customer:||You could. I’m sure you have a pretty young girlfriend who needs to be spoiled.|
|Tim:||No I don’t. I’m single just now.|
|Customer:||A good looking man like you? I don’t believe it!|
|Episode 20: A date by the river|
|Helen:||Oh Michal, that river cruise was fantastic.|
|Michal:||It was lovely seeing all those famous buildings, wasn’t it?|
|Helen:||Yes, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye all looked so impressive in the winter light, didn’t they?|
You look lovely in the winter light too you know.
|Helen:||Oh Michal, you’re so sweet.|
|Michal:||It’s true. You’re beautiful Helen.|
|Helen:||You’re quite a hunk yourself, you know.|
|Michal:||That might be true but suddenly I’m feeling a little sea-sick.|
|Helen:||You do look a bit green. You’re not going to throw up, are you?|
|Michal:||Oh yes, I don’t feel well. I think I’m going to be sick.|
|Helen:||Was it something I said?|