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English Conversation Practice - Getting a Cell Phone
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SPEAK WITH RUTH
SPEAK WITH CAROL
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RUTH: "I think I am finally going to get a cell phone."
CAROL: "You don't have a cell phone?"
RUTH: "No. I didn't think it was necessary, but now I think I should get one."
CAROL: "What made you decide to get one now?"
RUTH: "My car broke down in the middle of the road last night and I had to walk to the nearest pay phone to call a friend. It was scary walking alone at night."
CAROL: "Yeah, cell phones are very convenient. Do you know what kind you want to get?"
RUTH: "Just a basic one. I don't need anything fancy."
CAROL: "Do you want a smartphone?"
RUTH: "What is that?"
CAROL: "You don't know what a smartphone is?"
RUTH: "No. Can you explain it to me?"
CAROL: "A smartphone is a cell phone that also has computer features. You have e-mail and Internet access."
RUTH: "I don't need those things. I don't even have an e-mail address."
CAROL: "You don't have an e-mail address?"
CAROL: "Then how do you send written communication to other people?"
RUTH: "I write and mail letters."
CAROL: "Wow! That's amazing! People don't mail letters anymore."
RUTH: "But I think I will get a cell phone, just in case of an emergency."
CAROL: "That's a good idea! Welcome to modern technology, Ruth!"
1. What is Ruth finally going to get?
2. What happened to Ruth last night?
Her car broke down
Her house was broken into
Her purse was stolen
Her car was stolen
3. Why is Carol amazed?
Ruth does not own a car
Ruth does not have an e-mail address
Ruth is a millionaire
Ruth can speak 5 different languages
4. What does Carol welcome Ruth to?
Her Book Club
1. Cell phone
2. Her car broke down
3. Ruth does not have an e-mail address
4. Modern technology
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