Conversations 1

MICHAEL

Intish Standard English
Mr. Trayne walk into his class and see a new student (M) who be standing at the front of the room. Others in the class be Anne and Lisa. Mr. Trayne walks into his class and sees a new student (M) who is standing at the front of the room. Others in the class are Anne and Lisa.
T: Who be you? T: Who are you?
M: Michael, sir. M: Michael, sir.
T: Be that your family name? T: Is that your family name?
M: No, sir. M: No, sir.
T: Okay, young man, let me tell you something. In my class, we only use family names. Be that clear? T: Okay, young man, let me tell you something. In my class, we only use family names. Is that clear?
M: Yes, sir. M: Yes, sir.
T: Good. Now, have you getted a note to join this class? T: Good. Now, have you got a note to join this class?
M: Yes, sir. Here it be. M: Yes, sir. Here it is.
T: Thank you. I beedn’t informed about a new student. So you be Michael Love. T: Thank you. I wasn’t informed about a new student. So you are Michael Love.
M: Yes, sir. M: Yes, sir.
T: Well, there be a seat over there … Mike. T: Well, there’s a seat over there … Mike.
M: It would be more good if you call me Michael, sir. M: It would be better if you call me Michael, sir.
T: And it would be most good if you sit down now. All right, we have school holidays coming up soon. Will anyone be going anywhere? T: And it would be best if you sit down now. All right, we have school holidays coming up soon. Will anyone be going anywhere?
L: Where be you going, sir? L: Where are you going, sir?
T: I will visit my parents. T: I will visit my parents.
A: With your wife and childs? A: With your wife and children?
T: Yes, of course. They live about a hundred kilometers from here. T: Yes, of course. They live about a hundred kilometers from here.
M: My grandparents live more far than that, sir. M: My grandparents live further than that, sir.
T: Well, good for them. Anne, what be your plan for the holidays? T: Well, good for them. Anne, what’s your plan for the holidays?
A: Lisa and I will travel the most far, sir. A: Lisa and I will travel the furthest, sir.
T: Really? To where? T: Really? To where?
L: The sun. L: The sun.
T: Excuse me? T: Excuse me?
A: Lisa and I plan to fly to the sun, sir. A: Lisa and I plan to fly to the sun, sir.
T: That be … impossible. T: That’s … impossible.
A: No, sir. It be possible. Do you want to join us, Michael? A: No, sir. It’s possible. Do you want to join us, Michael?
M: Yeah. That sound great. My mother have often sayed that her sons be as bright as the sun. M: Yeah. That sounds great. My mother has often said that her sons are as bright as the sun.
T: Look, you three, haven’t it occurred to you that if you get anywhere near the sun, you will burn up? T: Look, you three, hasn’t it occurred to you that if you get anywhere near the sun, you will burn up?
A: Sir, we have fixed that problem. A: Sir, we have fixed that problem.
T: Really! How? T: Really! How?
L: We will go at night. L: We will go at night.

 

THE AMAZING RIVER

Intish Standard English
Mrs. Yu be talking with her students David, Helen, and Peter. Mrs. Yu is talking with her students David, Helen, and Peter.
Y: Now today, I want to talk about rivers. Can someone tell me what be the most long river in Asia? Y: Now today, I want to talk about rivers. Can someone tell me what is the longest river in Asia?
P: It be the Amazing River, miss. P: It’s the Amazing River, miss.
Y: The what? Y: The what?
P: The Amazing River. P: The Amazing River.
Y: Peter, you don’t happen to mean the Amazon River, do you? Y: Peter, you don’t happen to mean the Amazon River, do you?
P: That be what I just sayed. P: That’s what I just said.
Y: Well, Peter, the Amazon River be in South America. Can someone else tell me? Y: Well, Peter, the Amazon River is in South America. Can someone else tell me?
D: The Mekong River, miss. D: The Mekong River, miss.
Y: No, it ben’t the Mekong, David. That be in Asia, but there be two rivers in Asia that be more long than the Mekong. The second most long river in Asia be the Yellow River in China, otherwise knowed as the Huang He. Now, which be the most long river in Asia? Y: No, it isn’t the Mekong, David. That is in Asia, but there are two rivers in Asia that are longer than the Mekong. The second longest river in Asia is the Yellow River in China, otherwise known as the Huang He. Now, which is the longest river in Asia?
P: The Amazing River, miss. P: The Amazing River, miss.
H: It be the Yangtze, miss. H: It’s the Yangtze, miss.
Y: At last! Thank you, Helen. Peter, I just sayed that the Amazon River be in South America. Y: At last! Thank you, Helen. Peter, I just said that the Amazon River is in South America.
P: I heared you, miss. It be also in Asia. P: I heard you, miss. It’s also in Asia.
Y: What? Peter, that be the most silly thing that I have ever heared. Y: What? Peter, that’s the silliest thing that I have ever heard.
P: It be true, miss. That be why it be the Amazing River. P: It’s true, miss. That’s why it’s the Amazing River.

 

HOMEWORK

Intish Standard English
Mrs. Zowt walk into her class and see that Ricky be asleep. Some others in the class be John and Nancy. Mrs. Zowt walks into her class and sees that Ricky is asleep. Some others in the class are John and Nancy.
Z: Good morning, class. Z: Good morning, class.
All students except R: All students except R:
Good morning, miss. Good morning, miss.
Z [loudly]: Z [loudly]:
Good morning, Ricky. Good morning, Ricky.
R [waking up suddenly]: R [waking up suddenly]:
Where be I? Where am I?
Z: You be in my science class, Ricky. Why beed you sleeping? Z: You’re in my science class, Ricky. Why were you sleeping?
R: I beed up all night last night doing the homework that you setted yesterday, miss. R: I was up all night last night doing the homework that you set yesterday, miss.
Z: Up all night? Don’t be stupid, Ricky. I sayed yesterday that it be a piece of cake. And you be not to sleep at school in future. Be that clear? Z: Up all night? Don’t be stupid, Ricky. I said yesterday that it’s a piece of cake. And you’re not to sleep at school in future. Is that clear?
R: Yes, miss. I will only sleep at home. R: Yes, miss. I will only sleep at home.
Z: Good. Do you have your homework here? Z: Good. Do you have your homework here?
R: Yes, miss. And I will only study at school. R: Yes, miss. And I will only study at school.
Z: We will see about that. Nancy, do you have your homework here? Z: We will see about that. Nancy, do you have your homework here?
N: No, miss. I eated it because you sayed that it be a piece of cake. It doedn’t taste like cake, though. N: No, miss. I ate it because you said that it’s a piece of cake. It didn’t taste like cake, though.
Z: Be that the most good excuse that you can come with? In fact, that be the most bad that I’ve heared for a long time. My four-year-old daughter could do more well than that. Z: Is that the best excuse that you can come with? In fact, that’s the worst that I’ve heard for a long time. My four-year-old daughter could do better than that.
N: But it be true, miss. N: But it’s true, miss.
Z: What absolute rubbish, Nancy. My three-year-old son couldn’t do any more badly than that. Right, you can come back after school and do the homework then. Z: What absolute rubbish, Nancy. My three-year-old son couldn’t do any worse than that. Right, you can come back after school and do the homework then.
N: That be not fair, miss. I doed the homework already. I telled you that. N: That’s not fair, miss. I did the homework already. I told you that.
Z: Yes, you doed, Nancy, and if you have, it will be more easy to do it again. Z: Yes, you did, Nancy, and if you have, it will be easier to do it again.
J: Miss, may I ask a question? J: Miss, may I ask a question?
Z: Of course. Z: Of course.
J: Should students be in trouble for something that they doedn’t do? J: Should students be in trouble for something that they didn’t do?
Z: No, of course not. Why do you ask? Z: No, of course not. Why do you ask?
J: Because I doedn’t do the homework. J: Because I didn’t do the homework.

 
 

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