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Meeting the neighbours

Before you listen:

Look at the picture. Why do Andreas and Maria go to their neighbour's house?
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  • Andreas and Maria go to their neighbour's house because…
     
    • they have a little dog and want to show it to their neighbours.
       
    • they have no crockery. They want to ask their neighbour if they could borrow some crockery.
       
    • they are moving back to Germany and want to say good-bye.
       
 
 
 

While you listen:

Listen carefully for the details about the house-warming party. Then answer the questions below.
 
 
 
  1. Where is the party?
     
    • The party is in front of the school.
       
    • The party is at the Fernandez's new home.
       
  2. On what day of the week is the party?
     
    • The party is on Friday.
       
    • The party is on Saturday.
       
  3. What time does the party start?
     
    • It starts at 3 o'clock in the afternoon.
       
    • It starts at 5.30 in the afternoon.
       
  4. Who will come to the party?
     
    • Andreas' colleagues will come to the party.
       
    • The neighbours of the Fernandez family will come to the party.
       
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When the workers and the removal van leave, Maria talks to Andreas.
 
Maria:
 
How could they forget the crockery? Now we don't have anything to eat with!
 
Andreas:
 
Calm down, honey. Why don't we ask our neighbours to lend us some plates, knives, forks, spoons and cups?
 
Maria:
 
Good thinking! It will give us an opportunity to introduce ourselves!
 
Andreas:
 
You know what, let's have a house-warming party this Saturday! We can invite all our neighbours.
 
Maria:
 
That's a great idea!
 
 
 
They walk to the neighbour's house and ring the bell. A woman opens the door.
 
Maria:
 
Hi! We're the Fernandez family. We're from next-door! My name is Maria.
 
Betty:
 
Oh hi! Nice to meet you! I'm Betty.
 
Andreas:
 
Nice to meet you too, Betty. I'm Andreas.
 
Maria:
 
Betty, do you have some spare crockery?
 
Betty:
 
Sure, I do. Do you need some?
 
Maria:
 
Yes, please! The removal company forgot ours!
 
Betty:
 
Sure, no problem! Just a second.
 
 
 
She goes inside and comes back with a box full of crockery.
 
Maria:
 
That's so nice, thank you! Betty, would you like to come to our house-warming party this Saturday?
 
Betty:
 
Sure, what time?
 
Maria:
 
Around three in the afternoon.
 
Betty:
 
Can I bring something? A salad maybe?
 
Maria:
 
Yes, please! That's so nice, thank you!
 
 
 

After you listened:

Complete the sentences below. Choose the right words.
 
 
 
  1.  comes up with the idea to have a house-warming party on the weekend.

     
  2. Besides plates, knives, forks and spoons they also need 
    .

     
  3. The neighbour's name is 
    .

     
  4. The woman wants to bring a 
     to the party.

     
 
 
 
 
Are you finished with this part of the story? Then continue with vocabulary: things in the kitchen, food and basics
 
 
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