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  • Present Continuous For Intentions: Calling My Landlady II (Listen + Speak)

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    Listen to the conversation about fixing a broken toilet in an apartment. Learn that sentences in present continuous can be used to express future intentions. After the conversation, practice present continuous with the AI Tutor.

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Calling My Landlady II

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The landlady's husband is coming to fix the leaky toilet. Present continuous sentences are also for expressing future plans. Practice this usage with the AI Tutor.

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Calling My Landlady II

(1) Bob: Listen
So, did you call the landlady about my broken toilet?

"So, ..." is a good way to start a conversation.

(2) Nancy: Listen
Yes. I called the "scary" landlady for you.

"scary" is in quotation marks (""). Bob said the landlady is scary, but Nancy doesn't think the landlady is scary.

(3) Bob: Listen
When is she coming?

This is talking about the future, not now.

(4) Nancy: Listen
Well, she is not coming. She is not a [vocab word=plumber]plumber[/vocab]. Her husband is a plumber, so he is coming.
(5) Bob: Listen
When is her husband coming?
(6) Nancy: Listen
He is coming tomorrow morning. Is that okay?
(7) Bob: Listen
Hmm. Yeah, tomorrow morning is okay.
(8) Nancy: Listen
Great.
(9) Bob: Listen
What time is he coming?
(10) Nancy: Listen
He is coming [vocab word=around]around[/vocab] 8 in the morning.
(11) Bob: Listen
Is he bringing any [vocab word=tool]tools[/vocab]?

"Tools" include a wrench, pliers, a plunger, etc.

(12) Nancy: Listen
Of course. He is bringing the tools.
(13) Bob: Listen
That's great. Is he fixing the sink, too?
(14) Nancy: Listen
He is.
(15) Bob: Listen
Phew. I owe you one, Nancy.

"I owe you one" means you did something for me, so next time, I will do something for you.

(16) Nancy: Listen
Next time, you call the landlady. She is not scary at all. She is really [vocab word=friendly]friendly[/vocab].

"You call the landlady" is almost like a command. It's a suggestion.

(17) Bob: Listen
Got it. Are we still going to the restaurant? It's almost 9 o'clock.

"Got it" means "I got it" or "I understand". It's common in spoken language between friends.

(18) Nancy: Listen
It's only 9 o'clock. Let's go out and enjoy our date!
  • RECORDING
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  • Your answer: A Suggestion
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Calling My Landlady II

(1) Bob: Listen
So, did you call the landlady about my broken toilet?

"So, ..." is a good way to start a conversation.

(2) Nancy: Listen
Yes. I called the "scary" landlady for you.

"scary" is in quotation marks (""). Bob said the landlady is scary, but Nancy doesn't think the landlady is scary.

(3) Bob: Listen
When is she coming?

This is talking about the future, not now.

(4) Nancy: Listen
Well, she is not coming. She is not a [vocab word=plumber]plumber[/vocab]. Her husband is a plumber, so he is coming.
(5) Bob: Listen
When is her husband coming?
(6) Nancy: Listen
He is coming tomorrow morning. Is that okay?
(7) Bob: Listen
Hmm. Yeah, tomorrow morning is okay.
(8) Nancy: Listen
Great.
(9) Bob: Listen
What time is he coming?
(10) Nancy: Listen
He is coming [vocab word=around]around[/vocab] 8 in the morning.
(11) Bob: Listen
Is he bringing any [vocab word=tool]tools[/vocab]?

"Tools" include a wrench, pliers, a plunger, etc.

(12) Nancy: Listen
Of course. He is bringing the tools.
(13) Bob: Listen
That's great. Is he fixing the sink, too?
(14) Nancy: Listen
He is.
(15) Bob: Listen
Phew. I owe you one, Nancy.

"I owe you one" means you did something for me, so next time, I will do something for you.

(16) Nancy: Listen
Next time, you call the landlady. She is not scary at all. She is really [vocab word=friendly]friendly[/vocab].

"You call the landlady" is almost like a command. It's a suggestion.

(17) Bob: Listen
Got it. Are we still going to the restaurant? It's almost 9 o'clock.

"Got it" means "I got it" or "I understand". It's common in spoken language between friends.

(18) Nancy: Listen
It's only 9 o'clock. Let's go out and enjoy our date!
  • RECORDING
    HOLD DOWN AND SPEAK
    PRESS
    HIT
  • Your answer: A Suggestion