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2 Talking about services

First, listen to the text. Then study the vocabulary list below and make sure you understand the text. Practice also your pronunciation by reading the text out loud and then do the exercises. (Kuuntele ensin teksti. Käy sitten läpi sanalista ja varmista, että ymmärrät tekstin sisällön. Harjoittele myös ääntämistä lukemalla teksti ääneen. Tee sitten tehtävät.)

Listen

The Smith family had always lived in a big city. Last week, Peter Smith, his wife Amanda Smith and their two kids Susan and Sam moved to a small town in the countryside. The kids were sad to leave the city and all the friends they had made over the years. On the same day the Smith family moved to their new hometown, Amanda decided to visit their new neighbor Eva. She wanted to know all about the services in the town.

Amanda: Eva, would you mind telling me where the closest shopping mall is? I would like to know where to do my grocery shopping, buy clothes and other products.

Eva: Sure. There is a shopping mall about a mile from here. It is open every day till nine in the evening. I go there every Monday and Thursday, would you like to join me next week?

Amanda: That sounds great. Could you also tell me who is the best dentist in the town? I would like to make an appointment for my son Sam.

Eva: You should try Dr. Williams. He is a great dentist and the prices of his clinic are easy on the pocket. Just a minute, I’ll give you his phone number.

Photo: Flickr / infomatique

Vocabulary

Listen

always – aina
to live – asua
to move – muuttaa
countryside – maaseutu
to leave – lähteä, jättää
over the years – vuosien varrella
a hometown – kotikaupunki
to decide – päättää
to visit – vierailla
a neighbor – naapuri
a service – palvelu
would you mind – voisitko (tämän jälkeen verbi –ing-muodossa)
the closest – lähin
a shopping mall – kauppakeskus
I would like – haluaisin (tämän jälkeen to + verbi perusmuodossa)
grocery shopping – ruokaostokset
a product – tuote
a mile – maili (noin 1,6 km)
till – asti, saakka
to join – tässä: liittyä jonkun seuraan
could you – voisitko (could: voisi, tämän jälkeen verbi perusmuodossa)
a dentist – hammaslääkäri
to make an appointment – varata aika
a clinic – klinikka
a price – hinta
easy on the pocket – halpa, edullinen

Look at the text again. Can you answer the following questions: What does the text tell about the Smith family? Who is Eva? Why does Amanda visit Eva? What does Eva say about Dr. Williams?
(Lukaise teksti vielä kerran. Osaatko vastata seuraaviin kysymyksiin: Mitä teksti kertoo Smithin perheestä? Kuka Eva on? Miksi Amanda vierailee Evan luona? Mitä Eva sanoo tohtori Williamsista?

 

Exercise 2.1 Services - Match the words

Where do you need to go to do these things? Match the services and the places. (Missä voit tehdä näitä asioita? Yhdistä palvelu ja paikka.)
Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.

1. do sports A. library
2. get a haircut B. barber's
3. get information about a town C. bank
4. buy cakes and buns D. gym
5. borrow books E. hospital
6. buy gasoline/diesel F. post office
7. open a bank account G. bakery
8. send letters H. tourist information
9. report a crime I. police station
10. get help when you are sick J. gas station


Exercise 2.2 Services - Fill in

Place the correct word in the blanks. (Sijoita sanat oikeaan lauseeseen.)
Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.

join easy on the pocket grocery shopping services products make an appointment


1. You should visit this shop, all their  are eco-friendly.

2. My brother loves this car rental shop (autovuokraamo). He says the prices are .

3. I’m going to go to the movies next Saturday. Would you like to  me?

4. My neighbor does her  three times a week.

5. Our city offers (tarjota) many  for families with kids. There are kindergartens, schools, parks and many free time activities.

6. My daughter has had a temperature (kuume) for a week now. I have to call our doctor to .
 


Exercise 2.3 Writing exercise

Write three sentences where you use these phrases from the text. (Kirjoita kolme lausetta, joissa käytät seuraavia tekstin ilmaisuja.)
Tehtävä arvioidaan arvosanalla 4-10.

1. Could you

2. I would like

3. Would you mind

Photo: Flickr / locomomo (CC BY-NC-ND)


Exercise 2.4 Services - Verbs in the past tense

Look at the first paragraph of the text Talking about services one more time. There are seven verbs in the past tense, can you find them? Pick 5 of them and write them down with their Finnish translations. Write your answers below. (Käy läpi tekstin ensimmäinen kappale vielä kerran. Kappaleessa on seitsemän verbiä, jotka ovat menneessä ajassa, löydätkö ne? Valitse viisi ja kirjoita ne suomenkielisine vastineineen. Kirjoita vastauksesi alle.)
Tehtävä arvioidaan S/K.

1. in Finnish: 
2. in Finnish: 
3. in Finnish: 
4. in Finnish: 
5. in Finnish:

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