Conversations 2

THE NEW OFFICE

Intish Standard English
The school be growing, and new classrooms and offices have just beed builded. Mr. Trayne arrive at his office for the first time, and he sit behind the desk. Within a few minutes, someone knock at the door. The school is growing, and new classrooms and offices have just been built. Mr. Trayne arrives at his office for the first time, and he sits behind the desk. Within a few minutes, someone knocks at the door.
T [picking up the phone]: T [picking up the phone]:
Come in! Come in!
A lady (S) enter the office. A lady (S) enters the office.
S: Good morning, Mr. Trayne. S: Good morning, Mr. Trayne.
T: Yes, good morning. I will be with you in just one moment. [Talk into the phone] Sorry, what doed you say? … Oh, yes. Of course. Well, let me assure you that I don’t allow anyone to cheat in any of my classes. I just sended for your son, and … T: Yes, good morning. I will be with you in just one moment. [Talks into the phone] Sorry, what did you say? … Oh, yes. Of course. Well, let me assure you that I don’t allow anyone to cheat in any of my classes. I just sent for your son, and …
Someone else knock at the door. Someone else knocks at the door.
T: Come in! T: Come in!
Michael enter the office. Michael enters the office.
M: Do you want to see me, sir? M: Do you want to see me, sir?
T: Indeed I do, Love. T: Indeed I do, Love.
S: Perhaps I should come back later. S: Perhaps I should come back later.
T: This will not take long. T: This will not take long.
S: Really? Love, indeed? S: Really? Love, indeed?
T: It be his family name. Now, Love, that beed your mother on the phone, and she ben’t happy. T: It’s his family name. Now, Love, that was your mother on the phone, and she isn’t happy.
M: Yes, I know, sir. We both want to know why I failed your exam. M: Yes, I know, sir. We both want to know why I failed your exam.
T: Simple. You cheated. T: Simple. You cheated.
M: No, sir! I never cheat. M: No, sir! I never cheat.
S: Excuse me, Mr. Trayne, but … S: Excuse me, Mr. Trayne, but …
T: Can you please wait? This be important. T: Can you please wait? This is important.
S: What I be here for be also important. S: What I’m here for is also important.
T: I be sure that it be, but this be more important. T: I’m sure that it is, but this is more important.
M: Why do you say that I cheated? M: Why do you say that I cheated?
T: Because you writed the same answers as George. T: Because you wrote the same answers as George.
M: That could be because we answered the same questions. What doed my mother say on the phone? M: That could be because we answered the same questions. What did my mother say on the phone?
T: She sayed that this be yet another crisis in a series of crisies that you have caused. T: She said that this is yet another crisis in a series of crises that you have caused.
M: No, sir. She would never have sayed that. M: No, sir. She would never have said that.
T: I be telling you, Love. That be what she just sayed on the phone. T: I’m telling you, Love. That’s what she just said on the phone.
S: Excuse me, Mr. Trayne … S: Excuse me, Mr. Trayne …
T: I will come to you soon. Just give me a few more minutes. T: I will come to you soon. Just give me a few more minutes.
S [smiling]: S [smiling]:
With pleasure. With pleasure.
M: Sir, I doedn’t cheat. I have no need to cheat. M: Sir, I didn’t cheat. I have no need to cheat.
T: You be lying, Love. T: You’re lying, Love.
S: Mr. Trayne, I really must … S: Mr. Trayne, I really must …
T: Not now. T: Not now.
S: Yes, now. This boy be not lying. It be you who be lying. S: Yes, now. This boy is not lying. It’s you who’s lying.
T: And who the hell be you? T: And who the hell are you?
S: I be Emily Smith from the local telephone company, and I be here to connect this phone. S: I’m Emily Smith from the local telephone company, and I’m here to connect this phone.

 

AN EXTRA DAY

Intish Standard English
Mrs. Yu be talking to her class which include David, Helen, and Peter. Mrs. Yu is talking to her class which includes David, Helen, and Peter.
Y: Do you have a question, David? Y: Do you have a question, David?
D: No, miss. D: No, miss.
Y: Then why be your hand up? Y: Then why is your hand up?
D: It be my birthday today, miss. D: It’s my birthday today, miss.
Y: Well, happy birthday, David. How old be you? Y: Well, happy birthday, David. How old are you?
D: I be fourteen, miss. D: I’m fourteen, miss.
Y: Well, I wish you … Just a minute. Today be February 29, and fourteen years ago, there beed no February 29. Today cannot be your birthday. Don’t you know what happen every four years? Obviously not. Who do? Yes, Helen. Y: Well, I wish you … Just a minute. Today’s February 29, and fourteen years ago, there was no February 29. Today cannot be your birthday. Don’t you know what happens every four years? Obviously not. Who does? Yes, Helen.
H: Earth go around the sun every 365¼ days, so in every four years, three have 365 days and one have 366 days. February 29 be that extra day. H: Earth goes around the sun every 365¼ days, so in every four years, three have 365 days and one has 366 days. February 29 is that extra day.
Y: Well doed, Helen. Just keep in mind that it be a little less than 365¼ days, so 1900 and 2100 don’t have the extra day. Y: Well done, Helen. Just keep in mind that it’s a little less than 365¼ days, so 1900 and 2100 don’t have the extra day.
P: Miss, I have a question. Do persons who have their birthday on February 29 only have it once every four years? P: Miss, I have a question. Do people who have their birthday on February 29 only have it once every four years?
Y: Interesting question. Actually … Y: Interesting question. Actually …
P: And the legal age to get a driver license be eighteen, right? P: And the legal age to get a driver license is eighteen, right?
Y: Yes, but … Y: Yes, but …
P: So anyone who be beared on February 29 ben’t allowed to drive until seventy-two years later? P: So anyone who’s born on February 29 isn’t allowed to drive until seventy-two years later?

 

SCIENCE

Intish Standard English
Mrs. Zowt be talking with her science class which include John, Nancy, and Ricky. Mrs. Zowt is talking with her science class which includes John, Nancy, and Ricky.
Z: Now, when you be on a moving train, what can you hear? Z: Now, when you’re on a moving train, what can you hear?
R: The noise of the wheels on the tracks, miss. R: The noise of the wheels on the tracks, miss.
Z: Right. What be the cause of that sound? Z: Right. What’s the cause of that sound?
R: The small spaces between the tracks. R: The small spaces between the tracks.
Z: Good. Why be there spaces between the tracks? Z: Good. Why are there spaces between the tracks?
N: Because on a hot day, if there beed no spaces, the tracks would bend, and the trains would go off the tracks. N: Because on a hot day, if there were no spaces, the tracks would bend, and the trains would go off the tracks.
Z: Very good, Nancy. Can anyone can give another example of how heat make things more big? Z: Very good, Nancy. Can anyone can give another example of how heat makes things bigger?
J: The day, miss. J: The day, miss.
Z: The day? Z: The day?
J: Yes, miss. The sun be more hot in summer than it be in winter, right? J: Yes, miss. The sun is hotter in summer than it is in winter, right?
Z: Yes. So? Z: Yes. So?
J: That be why the days be more long in summer than they be in winter. J: That’s why the days are longer in summer than they are in winter.

 
 

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