This is ENGLISH USA, on the Voice of America. Now, Lesson 51, Part 2. ENGLISH USA SUARA AMERIKA, Pelajaran Ke 51, Bagian Ke Dua
Dalam pelajaran ini kita akan meninjau kembali kalimat-kalimat yang sudah-sudah, dan melanjutkan cara minta bantuan di toko. Martin Learner berbelanja disebuah toko elektronik dan membeli radio untuk puterinya.
CLERK: May I help you look at telephones? The telephones and televisions are on sale.
MARTIN: Can you help me look at televisions please?
CLERK: What size would you like?
MARTIN: I want a small television for my wife.
CLERK: We have some very good ones for small rooms.
MARTIN: Where are they?
CLERK: Follow me.
MARTIN: This one looks nice. It’s a good size.
CLERK: What room is it for?
MARTIN: It’s for my wife’s office.
CLERK: Does she work at home?
MARTIN: No, she’s a lawyer. She doesn’t have an office at home. Can I try this one?
CLERK: Of course.
CLERK: What does she watch?
MARTIN: In the office? News.
CLERK: What do you watch?
MARTIN: I don’t watch television. I’m a radio reporter. I listen to the radio.
CLERK: That’s interesting. Do you report the news?
MARTIN: No. I write stories about interesting people.
CLERK: Where do you work?
MARTIN: I work at the Voice of America. I work in Washington. How much is this?
CLERK: It’s a hundred and fifty-six dollars. But look at this. This also has a radio. Does your wife have a radio in her office?
MARTIN: I don’t know.
CLERK: Look at this one. All of these are on sale. Excuse me for a minute. I’m going to help that man.
CLERK: Do you like the radio?
MARTIN: No, I don’t like the sound.
CLERK: You need something bigger.
MARTIN: Show me another television.
CLERK: These are the small ones. Do you want to look at a bigger one?
MARTIN: OK. Tell me about these.
CLERK: They’re more expensive. This one is two-hundred twenty dollars. This one s the most expensive. It’s four hundred sixteen dollars. It has excellent stereo sound.
MARTIN: That’s too expensive for the office. She doesn’t need that for news.
CLERK: It’s good for music and movies.
MARTIN: I’m going to think about the television. May I look at the telephones?
CLERK: Sure. We have several kinds. This one is expensive. This one is not.
MARTIN: How much does this one cost?
CLERK: It’s only fourteen dollars and eighty-nine cents.
MARTIN: I wan this one. Now, can you help me with the radios again? I don’t want the smallest. And I don’t want the expensive one.
CLERK: Wait a minute. Did you see this?
MARTIN: No, I didn’t.
CLERK: This is very nice for a girl. What color does she like?
CLERK: I have this in black, blue, pink, red, and green. Buy the blue one.
MARTIN: Is it a good radio?
CLERK: Of course. See. It’s the fifty-nine dollar radio. You liked that one.
MARTIN: Can you show me again?
Uang Amerika disebut “ dollars” dan seratus “cents” sama dengan satu “dollar.” Dengarkanlah Martin dan pelayan toko.
MARTIN: How much does that one cost?
CLERK: It’s fourteen dollars and eighty-nine cents. Fourteen eighty-nine.
Ingatkah Anda bagaimana minta bantuan di toko? Katakan “Can you help me please? Ucapkan kalimat itu sesudah ia menyambut Anda.
CLERK: Good afternoon.
CLERK: Do you need a computer? They are on sale too.
MARTIN: No, thanks. Just the radio and the telephone today.
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