Taxi Language/Dialogue 6

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Taxi Language
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Llengua Taxi

Dialogue 6 Do you like your job?[edit]

I have a job for you
Dialogue 6
1 MAX Good morning, Anna!
2 ANNA Good morning, Max. How are you?
3 MAX Well, a bit tired. Yesterday I was busy all day. I left the bank at 6 in the evening and went out for dinner. I met some friends and...

So...today I’ve got a headache.

4 ANNA I see! Did you drink too much?
5 MAX Yes, I really did. We drank too much.
6 ANNA Oh. It’s really cold today, isn’t it? However, it seems it will be a nice day. They sky is clear. The Sun will soon appear.

Look! There, we can still see the Moon and that bright light is planet Venus. And that thing over there is Mars, the red planet. Mars and Venus seem to be near, but in fact, they are very far away from each other.

7 MAX I see you know a lot about astronomy!
8 ANNA I studied it in my country. I love it. When I’m sad, I close my eyes and I imagine myself somewhere in the universe, travelling on a spaceship and visiting the planets.
9 ANNA Astronomy is very interesting and although you may not notice it, it’s everywhere.

For example: Today is March the 6th. Do you know where the name March comes from? From Planet Mars! For the Romans, Mars was the god of war!

10 MAX That’s really interesting. You are lucky to know all that! I studied economics at City University London. No wonder, economics is a lot more boring.
11 MAX By the way, if you studied astronomy, what do you do in a bank?
12 ANNA I clean. Unfortunately, I couldn’t finish my studies. I found this job by chance. I don’t like it, but it allows me to make a living.
13 MAX And why don’t you switch jobs? Or study again?
14 ANNA I have no time. I have a son and I’m very busy.
15 MAX Then, I’ ll hire you!
16 ANNA Excuse me?
17 MAX I mean If you want a new job, I can offer you one. I need a new secretary at the office.
18 ANNA You’re joking.
19 MAX Not at all. You are hired. Tonight we’ll go out for dinner. I’ll tell you about the job and we’ll sign the contract.]
20 ANNA I am sorry Max, but I’m fine where I am. I don’t need to change my job right now.
21 MAX It’s a good opportunity. You can’t miss it. Are you sure?
22 ANNA Thanks, a lot, really, Max, but I’m not sure, I don’t think it’s a good idea.
23 MAX Well, You’ll see. I think you’re wrong. You should let people help you, if you don't, you will remain in the same situation, cleaning toilets. Think about it. I must go. Taxi!

Text[edit]


Max's text 6


Max thinks Anna is a very interesting woman. She knows a lot of things, she is very beautiful and has a very sweet voice. Max is in love with Anna, that’s why he offers her a job. Max thinks he can buy everything with money, but he is wrong. Money can’t buy everything. Now, he is angry.



Anna's text 6


Anna thinks Max is a nice and gentle workmate, but she isn’t interested in him. Anna doesn’t like her work at the bank, but she is not sure about Max’s proposal. She’s scared. What does Max want?. Why has he offered her this job? Max hardly knows her, he doesn’t even know how she works.



Vocabulary[edit]

Max's vocabulary
Last night I met some friends and we had a great time. But, we drank too much. My friends are really very funny.
My friends and I are all economists but I’m the only one who works in a bank.

Draw economy

Anna's vocabulary
Today we are celebrating my birthday with my family. Well, not everybody, because my parents are in Romania. We’ll phone them tonight.
Anna works cleaning the bank.

Draw housekeeper

When she gets home, Anna likes playing the cello.

Draw female cello player

Song[edit]

Artist: Madonna
Title: Like A Prayer
Link: Song
Lyrics: Interesting words are highlighted with bold letters

Like A Prayer

Life is a mystery,
Everyone must stand alone
I hear you call my name
And it feels like home

When you call my name it's like a little prayer
I'm down on my knees, I wanna take you there
In the midnight hour I can feel your power
Just like a prayer you know I'll take you there

I hear your voice, it's like an angel sighing
I have no choice, I hear your voice
Feels like flying
I close my eyes, Oh God I think I'm falling
Out of the sky, I close my eyes
Heaven help me


Life is a mystery, everyone must stand alone
I hear you call my name
And it feels like...

(Just like a prayer, I'll take you there
It's like a dream to me)


Exercises[edit]

1 What time did Max leave the bank yesterday

At five in the afternoon
At eight in the evening
At one in the afternoon
At 10 in the morning
At six in the evening

2 Anna is rich

True
Flase

3 Max has got a _____ ache

Leg
Back
Foot
Head
Hand

4 The Earth is in

The Milky Way
The Universe
The Solar System
The Sun
The Moon

5 Mars and venus _____ from each other

are near
are far

6 Max is ...

happy
angry
tired

7 Anna likes playing the cello

true
false