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English Conversation Practice - Fourth of July
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SPEAK WITH JEFF
SPEAK WITH BILL
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JEFF: "Hey Bill, what are you doing on the fourth of July?"
BILL: "Hi Jeff. My family and I are going to the park to watch the fireworks."
JEFF: "The park?"
BILL: "We do that every year. It has become our annual family tradition."
JEFF: "That's a great tradition. Does it get crowded there?"
BILL: "Yes! It gets very crowded, so we leave early and just hang out at the park all day."
JEFF: "Is there parking available?"
BILL: "Yes, but it is very limited."
JEFF: "What time do you get there?"
BILL: "We usually go around 4 pm. The fireworks show starts around 6 pm."
JEFF: "Do you take your dog?"
BILL: "No. He doesn't like loud noises. It scares him. A couple of years ago, he ran away during the fireworks show."
JEFF: "That's terrible. Poor dog."
BILL: "So, now we leave him with my parents on the fourth of July. Their neighborhood is very quiet."
JEFF: "Your parents don't like fireworks?"
BILL: "Not anymore. They say it's too loud. Their neighborhood does not allow fireworks."
BILL: "They say it's too loud and dangerous."
JEFF: "Oh, I understand. That's why I watch the fireworks on TV."
BILL: "That's a quiet and safe place to watch them."
1. Where are Bill and his family going to watch fireworks on the fourth of July?
At the beach
At the park
In their backyard
2. What time does the fireworks show start?
3. Why did their dog run away a couple of years ago?
He was scared of loud noises
He was chasing a squirrel
He was hungry
He was bored
4. Why aren't fireworks allowed in Bill's parents' neighborhood?
They are loud
They are dangerous
Neither A or B
Both A and B
1. At the park
2. 6 pm
3. He was scared of loud noises
4. Both A and B
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