Structure : -It’s a nice day, isn’t it ? -Yes, it is. I really love hot weather. -You’re Jenny’s friend, aren’t you. -Yes, I am. -The No.15 bus stops here, doesn’t it ? -Yes, it does. Make small talk
Girl 1: He's really good, isn't he? Girl 2: He sure is! I come to all his concerts. Girl 1: Do you have his new CD? Girl 2: Yes, I do. Tapescript Conversation 1
Girl 3: This line is moving slowly, isn't it? Woman: Yes, it is. We've been here for 20 minutes already. Girl 3: I hope the movie is good. Woman: So do I. Do you think it's going to rain? Girl 3: I hope not! Woman: Me, too. Conversation 2
Boy: The train is late, isn't it? Man: No, today is Sunday. The trains only run twice an hour on Sunday. Boy: Oh, I didn't know that. I usually take the train on weekdays. Man: Oh, do you take the train to school? Boy: Yes, I do. Conversation 3
The train is always late, isn't it? You love violin music, don't you? Pairwork A: It looks like rain, doesn't it? B: Yes, it does. And I forget my umbrella.
It looks like rain, doesn't it? look like 似乎；看上去像 …… eg. It looks like snow. She looks like her mother.
2a To have successful small talk, both people need to ask questions. Listen to the three conversations. Are they examples of successful or unsuccessful small talk? Write “S”(for successful) or “U”(for unsuccessful) in the blanks. Conversation 1 Conversation 2 Conversation 3 U U S
Listen to conversation 3 again. Put the sentences and questions below in order. 2b Listening
a. I hope so. I want to go swimming. b. Yes. It rains every Saturday! c. At Franklin Lake. d. Oh? Where do you swim? e. Do you think it’ll stop by noon? f. It always rains on the weekend, doesn’t it? g. Do you ever go there? A. (Opening Question) (1) B. (Answer) (2) (Question) (3) A. (Answer) (4) B. (Question) (5) A. (Answer) (6) (Question) (7) f b e a d c g
Boy 1: I hate waiting for the bus. Girl 1: So do I. Boy 1: I'm going to be late for school. Girl 1: So am I. Tapescript Conversation 1
Man 1: These shirts are really expensive, aren't they? Woman 1: Yes, they are. Man 1: The prices in this store are too high. Woman 1: Yes, they are. Conversation 2
Girl 2: It always rains on the weekend, doesn't it? Boy 2: Yes. It rains every Saturday! Do you think it'll stop by noon? Girl 2: I hope so. I want to go swimming. Boy 2: Oh? Where do you swim? Girl 2: At Franklin Lake. Do you ever go there? Conversation 3
Explanation 1. I hope so. 我希望如此。 此处 so 是副词，用作替代词。意为 “ 如此 ” “ 如是 ” 。如： — Our team will win. 我们队会赢的。 — I hope so. 我希望如此。
2. by noon 在中午之前 by: not later than ( 不晚于； … 之前 ) e.g. I will call you by 10:00 this evening.
Imagine you are at a bus stop. Make your own small talk. You can use the expressions in the box below. It’s really cold today, isn’t it? The No. 15 bus stops here, doesn’t it? A: It’s really cold today, isn’t it? B: Yes, it is. I hope the bus comes soon. 2c Pairwork