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English Conversation Practice - Making Furniture
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SPEAK WITH BILL
SPEAK WITH CARL
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BILL: "Hey Carl, what are you doing with all that wood?"
CARL: "Hi Bill. I'm going to make a coffee table for Jill."
BILL: "That's nice! You know how to build things with wood?"
CARL: "Yeah. We just got back from furniture shopping and the price of furniture is expensive."
BILL: "So, you're going to make a coffee table instead of buying one?"
CARL: "That's right. Furniture is too expensive these days."
BILL: "You're lucky you know how to build things."
CARL: "My dad used to make furniture when he was younger. He taught me a lot."
BILL: "Hey, could you make me something if I pay you?"
CARL: "Sure. What is it?"
BILL: "Carol has been asking for a new desk. Can you build a desk?"
CARL: "Yeah. I built a desk for my daughter when she was in college. She still has it."
BILL: "How much would you charge me?"
CARL: "It depends on what kind of desk you want. Show me a picture later."
BILL: "Ok! I'll ask Carol to find a picture."
CARL: "Maybe I should quit being an accountant and go into furniture making instead."
1. Why is Carl carrying wood?
He is going to build a campfire
He is going to make a coffee table
He is going to install a new deck
He is stacking wood for the fireplace
2. Who taught Carl how to build things?
3. What did Bill ask Carl to make for him?
Dining room table
4. What is Carl's job?
1. He is going to make a coffee table
2. His dad
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