大家说英语:20110127 MP3在线课程 Making International Calls

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Hello, everyone, and welcome to The Mall.

Let’s Talk in English.

My name is Andrea.

The title of our lesson today is Making International Calls.

Making International Calls.

Now what is an international call?

Well, when you call from one country to another country, you’re making an international call.

So if I am in Canada and I call my friend in America, I am making an international call.

And there are some important things you need to learn when making an international call.

And we’re going to talk about those things together today in English.

Now here is your FIND IT question.

I know that you can find the answer to this question.

What does Jason use often?

What does Jason use often?

Well, let’s go to the Information Desk.

Hi, friends.

Welcome to the Information Desk.

I’m Christina.

(Chinese).

Let’s go see Jean and Tom.

Can you please repeat that?

OK. I’ll talk to my boss and then I will call you tomorrow.

Good night, sir!

Hi, Jean.

What’s up?

I was just talking to a hotel manager.

You’re using Skype.

So the hotel’s not near here?

It’s in Spain.

My boss wants more customers to travel there.

Wow! Why Spain?

Travel to Spain is cheap now.

Hello, everyone.

It’s good to see you again.

Hey, everyone.

My name is Tom.

And in this conversation I was talking with Jean.

I had a question for her.

Do you remember this question that you learned yesterday?

It’s a phrase.

It’s what you might say with a friend.

That’s right.

What’s up?

I said, ”Hi, Jean. What’s up?” Now remember,

when someone asks you this question, you have to tell them what you’re doing.

What’s up?

Tell them what you’re doing.

And what’s up with Jean?

Well, she was just talking to a hotel manager.

Ah, a hotel manager.

Friends, let’s talk about this key word.

manager.

manager.

manager.

A manager is like a boss of a place.

A hotel manager is the person who is in charge or leading at that time.

But other places also have managers.

Can you think of anywhere else that has a manager?

An office has a manager.

OK.

If you work at an office, maybe you have an office manager.

They are in charge of the office.

OK. An office manager, a hotel manager, the restaurant manager.

You can say the restaurant manager was angry because his worker was late.

So you want to make the manager happy.

And the manager wants to make sure that the customers are happy.

Friends, let’s talk about this key word.

customer.

customer.

customer.

Now a customer is a person who buys something or who pays money for something.

Here at the mall we have many customers, and we like to see customers at our mall.

Oh, that’s right.

Many customers come to the mall.

And in America, there is a saying: The customer is always right.

If the customer doesn’t like something, well, you want to try to make the customer happy because the customer is always right.

That is true.

And Jean has many customers at the travel agency.

People who want to travel, people who enjoy learning about travel go to see Jean at the travel agency.

Well, Andrea, you said this key word a lot.

The word is...

travel.

travel.

travel.

Jean says travel to Spain is cheap now.

Travel is going somewhere.

You can use this word as a verb too.

I am going to travel to Spain.

Or you can talk about travel being cheap or expensive.

Travel is cheap to Spain right now.

Right. So in our conversation travel is a noun.

So travel to Spain is the same as saying a trip to Spain.

Travel to Spain is cheap now, or a trip to Spain is cheap now.

Well, friends, we’re going to review our key words right now.

The first one is...

manager.

manager.

I have an important question.

May I speak to the manager?

customer.

customer.

There are many customers in the store.

They are buying things.

And...

travel.

travel.

Danielle enjoys travel.

She likes to go to new places.

Maybe you can tell someone about your travel experiences.

But right now we’re going to travel on over to Super Sentence Man.

So, some of my friends and I are going to the beach this weekend.

Would you like to join us?

That sounds like fun.

But...

But I need to visit my grandmother soon.

Oh. I understand.

If you don’t want to go to the beach, then...

Of course I want to go with you.

I mean, listen, I will be...

I mean I will call again... No. I mean I can see about...

Wait a minute.

I need a super sentence.

I need a super sentence.

Those are my favorite words.

I am Super Sentence Man, and I have a super sentence just for you.

What is it?

Well, you’ll say a phrase and then you say, ”... and then I will call you tomorrow.” Is that clear?

Yes.

Wait, what?

For example, I’ll talk to my grandmother and then I will call you tomorrow.

Oh, right.

I’ll talk to my grandmother and then I will call you tomorrow.

Great.

Now, can you think of a few of your own super sentences?

Yes. I’ll check the website and then I will call you tomorrow.

Ooh. I’ll check the website and then I will call you tomorrow.

Another?

OK.

Let me ask my sister and then I will call you tomorrow.

OK. Let me ask my sister and then I will call you tomorrow.

Excellent.

Now what will you say to this handsome young man?

I’ll talk to my grandmother and then I will call you tomorrow.

Great.

And that is how you use a super sentence.

Remember, friends, a super sentence every day will make your English great.

Well, then these flowers are for you.

You got me flowers?

I’ll be waiting for your call tomorrow.

So you ask hotels for even better prices?

Yes!

Cool.

You can talk to people in other countries.

Yes, but sometimes I can’t understand the hotel workers’ English.

So I say, ”Can you please repeat that?” Ha, ha. I see.

Your Skype phone is cool.

Thanks.

I use it every day.

I should buy one for Jason because he uses Skype often.

Did you find the answer to our FIND IT question?

Yes? You did? Good job.

Well, let’s look at the answer together.

Here is the question again.

What does Jason use often?

What does Jason use often?

Jason uses Skype often.

So it would be a good idea for me to get him a Skype phone.

That would be a good idea.

Do you use Skype often?

Well, Skype is a great way to call people in different countries.

Now friends, remember, when you say this word Skype, you don’t say the ”e” at the end.

The word is Skype.

Tom, do you often use Skype?

Sky-pe?

I mean Skype. Yes.

No, uh, I don’t often use Skype.

Um, not as often as Jason.

His family is living in another country, so he uses Skype more.

And you just said a key word - we’ve talked about it already.

But let’s look at it together.

It is the word:

country.

country.

country.

Which country are you from?

Your country is the place where you live.

Every country has a leader.

Some countries have their own language and special parts of their country.

Can you think of some countries right now in English?

Spain is a country.

We talked about that in Conversation A.

Yes. What countries have you traveled to?

Or what countries can you talk about in English?

You know a little bit about Japan or Spain or Italy.

These are all different countries.

Now, every country is different.

You can talk about your country like this.

You can say, ”In my country... something.” Like, in my country we take off our shoes before going into a house.

And if you want to know where someone is from, you can also ask, ”Which country are you from?” I am from Canada.

Canada is my home country.

Good.

Which country are you from?

Well, friends, wherever you are, whatever country you are in, you can review this key word.

It is...

country.

country.

What country are you from?

I am from America.

And friends, lets now go and enjoy Conversation C.

Does Jason use Skype for international calls?

Yes, but he doesn’t have a Skype phone.

You can use a Skype phone just like a regular phone.

But the calls are free!

What time is it in Spain now?

Spain is eight hours ahead of us.

So I said ”good night” to the manager!

I want to be in Spain.

Why?

I could go to bed now!

(Background Noise).

Oh. Hey, everybody.

I was just talking on a phone.

Um, well, dialing a number on a phone.

This is a very old phone.

Um, Andrea, have you seen a phone like this before?

Uh, yes, I have.

I used to have a phone like that.

That used to be a regular phone, but today it’s kind of an old phone.

It is an old phone.

Nobody uses this kind of phone anymore.

It’s not normal.

It’s not a regular phone anymore.

But friends, we can talk about this key word.

It is...

regular.

regular.

regular.

Something regular is something that people usually use.

It’s normal.

It’s common.

It’s regular.

In our conversation, Jean says you can use a Skype phone just like a regular phone.

Now your regular phone is probably just a phone that you have at home.

That’s right.

What phone do you have at home?

It has a line.

Most regular phones do have a line like this that goes into the wall.

A regular phone.

Now we can use this word ”regular” in other ways.

Something that you do often is regular.

If you exercise the same way every day, that is your regular exercise.

And if you have a regular car, you have a car like most people.

Your car is not very special.

A sports car like Tom has is not a regular car.

No, it’s not. It’s a pretty cool car.

Well, friends, let’s talk about this pretty cool key word here.

It is the word:

ahead.

ahead.

ahead.

Jean just told me that Spain is eight hours ahead of us.

That means time in Spain is earlier than it is here in America.

Yes. Well, a regular part of our show is reviewing our key words.

Let’s do that now.

regular.

regular.

I want a regular coffee.

I don’t want a special coffee.

And...

ahead.

ahead.

New York is three hours ahead of California.

OK, friends, it’s a regular part of our show to take a break.

We’re going to do that right now whileI make a call.

(Music).

Welcome back, friends.

It’s time to review today’s conversations.

Now do you ever use Skype?

Skype is a great way to make an international call.

Well, let’s review all of our conversations together right now.

Can you please repeat that?

OK. I’ll talk to my boss and then I will call you tomorrow.

Good night, sir!

Hi, Jean.

What’s up?

I was just talking to a hotel manager.

You’re using Skype.

So the hotel’s not near here?

It’s in Spain.

My boss wants more customers to travel there.

Wow!

Why Spain?

Travel to Spain is cheap now.

So you ask hotels for even better prices?

Yes!

Cool.

You can talk to people in other countries.

Yes, but sometimes I can’t understand the hotel workers’ English.

So I say, ”Can you please repeat that?” Ha, ha. I see.

Your Skype phone is cool.

Thanks.

I use it every day.

I should buy one for Jason because he uses Skype often.

Does Jason use Skype for international calls?

Yes, but he doesn’t have a sky phone.

You can use a Skype phone just like a regular phone.

But the calls are free!

What time is it in Spain now?

Spain is eight hours ahead of us.

So I said ”good night” to the manager!

I want to be in Spain.

Why?

I could go to bed now!

Welcome back to the Information Desk.

(Chinese).

I’ll see you tomorrow.

Calendar Phrase.

I can’t understand you.

I can’t understand you.

(Chinese).

(Background Noise).

Hey. What’s wrong?

(Chinese).

Uh...

Please speak English.

I can’t understand you.

I said, ”Nobody understands me.” Please speak up.

I can’t understand you.

I said, ”Nobody understands me.” Please speak clearly.

I can’t understand you.

I said, ”Nobody understands me.” (Background Noise).

Oh. Now I understand you.

I can’t understand you.

I can’t understand you.

(Chinese).

Hello again, friends.

Well, now it’s time for our Question of the Day.

The question today is - Do you us Skype?

Why or why not?

Here it is again.

Do you use Skype?

Why or why not?

Well, Andrea is here.

I’m sure she has an answer.

Andrea, do you use Skype?

Yes, I do use Skype.

Now I don’t use Skype a lot.

Somtimes I feel a little bit funny talking to people on Skype.

But it is a great way to keep in touch with family and friends who live far away.

So I use Skype and I hope that I can learn to use it even more.

Oh, you should, because the best part is it’s free if you have the Internet.

Well, friends, thank you for joining us today.

We’ll see you next time on Let’s Talk in English at...

The Mall.

Bye-bye.

Goodbye.

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