Situation 12 The Nurse's Office
(After social studies, Robert suddenly feels sick again and so doesn't go to his history class, but instead goes to the nurse's office.)
nurse: What is your name?
Robert: Robert Wallace.
nurse: And what is the problem, Robert?
Robert: My stomach hurts.
nurse: You have a stomachache, anything else.
nurse: Okay. Take this medicine. You should feel better in about twenty minutes.
(The nurse gives Robert some water and medicine which he takes. She comes back after about twenty minutes. )
nurse: Do you feel better?
Robert: No. I'm really sick. I think I should stay here until school ends.
nurse: That's a good idea. You have to be careful when you are sick.
Robert: Yes. That's what I think too.
nurse: And since you are very sick, you will have to go home after school then go to bed. You're much too ill to play basketball.
Robert: What? I can't play basketball?
nurse: Of course not. Especially if you're so sick.
Robert: But I took medicine, I feel better now. Can I please go back to class?
nurse: Are you sure you feel better?
Robert: Yes, I feel great.
nurse: Okay then, go back to class.
Situation 13 Basketball Practice 1
(School ends and Robert and Billy get ready to go to basketball practice.)
Billy: Robert, did you get your new shoes?
Robert: No. My Mom said I should use my old Reeboks. What about you?
Billy: I get new shoes yesterday. My Mom bought me a pair of the newest airs of Jordan's.
Robert: No way!
Billy: Really. It cost one hundred and fifty dollars.
Robert: Wow, that's expensive! My Mom would never buy me shoes like that expensive.
Billy: Sure they're expensive, but good shoes make you play basketball better.
Robert: No, that's not true.
Billy: Yes, it is. Look at Michael Jordan, his shoes all the best, so he is the best.
Robert: No. He would be the best even if he had bad shoes.
Billy: How did you know?
Robert: I just know.
Billy: I'm going to ask coach Malone if it's true?
Robert: Good! Ask him. I'll bet you he says I'm right.
Billy: Okay. How much do you want to bet?
Robert: I'll bet you five dollars.
Billy: All right. It's a bet.
Situation 14 Basketball Practice 2
(Robert and Billy run to basketball practice. They go to the coach, coach Malone, to ask him who is right. )
Billy: Coach Malone, tell Robert good shoes make good players.
Coach Malone: What?
Robert: Coach Malone, tell Billy shoes are not important.
Coach Malone: What are you talking about?
Billy: Coach Malone, I got a new Jordan's yesterday and I said they will make me a better basketball player.
Robert: Dim use my old Reeboks, but I said I'll still be a good basketball player.
Coach Malone: You are both right. Good shoes are comfortable and help you not to get hurt, but they won't make you a better player. And a great player would play great in any shoes.
Billy: So, who is right? We bet five dollars. Who wins?
Robert: Yeah, who wins?
Coach Malone: Nobody wins. You are both partially right and you are both partially wrong. Now get ready for practice. Robert, you practice lay ups. Billy, you practice free throws. And don't worry, both of your shoes are fine. If I had shoes that good when I was young, I would have been a much better player.
Billy: See, I was right. Give me my five dollars.
Situation 15 Talking to Michelle
(After practice, Robert goes to where the cheerleaders are practicing and talks to Michelle again.)
Robert: Hey, Michelle. Do you have time to talk?
Michelle: Sure, do you want to talk here or go somewhere else?
Robert: Let's go somewhere else.
Michelle: Okay, where?
Robert: How about McDonald's?
Michelle: I like Burger King better.
Robert: Me too. Let's go to Burger King.
(Robert and Michelle walk to Burger King and order their food.)
Waiter(a boy): Hello, welcome to Burger King. May I take your order?
Robert: Yes, please. I would like a cheeseburger, fires and a coke. What about you Michelle?
Michelle: I will have a hamburger and a milk shake, please.
Waiter(a boy): That's one cheeseburger, one hamburger, one French fires, one coke and one milk shake?
Waiter(a boy): That will be five dollars and seventy-five cents, please.
(Handing him the money.)
Robert: Here you are.
Waiter(a boy): Thank you.
Michelle: You don't have to buy me food. I have money.
Robert: No, but I want to.
(Michelle and Robert go and sit down.)
Michelle: So, what do you want to talk about?
Robert: Oh, nothing.
Michelle: You must want to talk about something. You brought me all the way here and bought me food and everything.
Robert: Well, actually I was wondering if you have a boyfriend?
Michelle: No, why?
Robert: Well, I was wondering if you may want be me girlfriend.
Michelle: Sure, I love to.
Situation 16 Homework
(When Robert goes home, he sits down at the kitchen table, opens his backpack and starts to do his homework.)
Robert: Mom, my homework is a little bit hard today. Can you help me?
Mom: Sure, I'll be happy to help you, but I won't do your homework for you.
Robert: Don't worry, I only ask you when I have a really difficult problem.
(After about one half hour, Robert comes to the difficult problem.)
Robert: Mom, can you help me now?
Mom: Of course, what's the problem?
Robert: I don't know what Samoa is?
Mom: Okay. We can do this in two ways. We can look it up in the dictionary or we can find it on the internet. Which do you think would be interesting?
Robert: The internet.
Mom: And which do you think will have more information?
Robert: The internet.
Mom: Well, we should go to the computer.
Robert: Cool, I didn't know homework could be so fun.
(They go into Robert's room and turns on his computer.)
Mom: Now click on search and then type in ‘Samoa'.
(Robert does this and many pages and information appear.)
Robert: Wow, I can write a whole report now.
Mom: Yes, but don't copy it. You have to write it in your own words, or it is cheating.
Robert: Okay, Mom. And thanks, you are the best!
Mom: And don't play any computer games, just do your homework.
Robert: Mom, you don't have to say that. I really want to study hard.
Mom: I know, but I'm your mother, it's my job to say things like that.
Situation 17 Dinner
(While Robert is finishing his homework, his mother makes dinner. When his father comes home from work, Robert, his father, mother and older brother Sam go into the kitchen to eat dinner.)
Mother: Dinner's ready! Come into the kitchen.
Father: I'll be there soon. I just have to wash my hands.
Father: Sam, Robert, you two wash your hands too.
Sam: Okay, Dad.
Robert: Yes, Sir.
Father: Robert, why are you being so polite?
Robert: No, Sir. I'm not being polite. I've just decided to be a good student. That's all.
Father: I'm happy to hear that. Playing game is fine, but getting good grades in school is important too.
Father: Dear, what's for dinner?
Mother: We have spaghetti and meatballs and garlic bread.
Sam: Great! I love garlic bread.
Robert: Yeah, and I love meatballs.
Father: And you know I like spaghetti a lot. You are the best, dear.
Mother: You don't have to say that. I just love my family and I enjoy making you happy.
Sam: I'm happy. And I will be even happier if you give me some more meatballs.
Father: Say 'please'.
Sam: Please give me some more.
Mother: That's better.
Robert: Dad, can I talk to you after dinner?
Father: Sure, but first let me have a cup of coffee, okay?
Situation 18 Talking to Dad
(Robert and his Dad finish dinner and then go into the living room to talk.)
Father: So, what did you want to talk to me about, Robert?
Robert: Well, Dad. I talked to very nice girl today. And she said she would be my girlfriend.
Father: That's great, Robert. Who is she?
Robert: Her name's Michelle. And she is a cheerleader.
Father: A cheerleader? Is she a nice girl?
Robert: Yes, she is very nice.
Father: Yes, but does she study hard?
Robert: Sure, she studies hard and she is pretty, too.
Father: That's good. The best woman is one who is smart and pretty.
Robert: Like Mom?
Father: Exactly! Your mother is the prettiest and smartest woman I know. That's why I love her so much. You should find the woman just like your mother.
Robert: I know. And I know you'll like Michelle, Dad. She is a lot like Mom.
Father: Okay. When can I meet her?
Robert: Well, why don't I bring her here for dinner this Saturday or Sunday?
Father: That would be fine. Why don't you make it Sunday? Your mother and I are going to the movies on Saturday night.
Robert: Okay, I'll invite her for dinner on Sunday night.
Father: I think that would be fine, but you should ask your Mom for permission, too.
Robert: I'll ask her. Thanks, Dad.
Father: You are welcome. Hey, it's seven fifty-five. I have to watch the news at eight o'clock.
Robert: I'm going to call her tonight and invite her.
Situation 19 Robert Calls Michelle on the Phone
(Robert picks up the phone and dials Michelle's number. The phone rings.)
Michelle's Mom: Hello?
Robert: Yes, hello! May I speak to Michelle, please?
Michelle's Mom: Who's calling?
Robert: Um...is this a 3-2-6-1-6-2-6?
Michelle's Mom: Yes, it is. May I ask who's calling?
Robert: Yes, I am a friend of Michelle from school.
Michelle's Mom: Oh? Well, I'm Michelle's mother. May I tell Michelle who is calling?
Robert: Please tell her that Robert is calling.
Michelle's Mom: Hold on just a minute and I'll get her.
Robert: Thank you.
Michelle: Robert, I can't believe you called so soon.
Robert: Hi, Michelle, how are you?
Michelle: I'm good. I just finished dinner. How are you?
Robert: I'm good, too. Listen, I asked my parents if you could come over for dinner this Sunday, and they said 'yes'. Is that cool?
Michelle: That's really cool!
Robert: So, do you want to?
Michelle: Of course I do. Where do you live? Is it far from city hall? That 's where I live.
Robert: No, it's pretty close. Get a pen. I'll give you the address and phone number.
Michelle: Okay, I'm ready. Go ahead.
Robert: All right. First, you go down main street until you come the public library and turn right at the next street which is 5th Avenue. Go down fifth Avenue for six blocks, and you will see a big park with a playground.
Michelle: Okay, so far so good.
Robert: Turn left just before the park onto 11th street. My house is the second one on the right, 1969 (nineteen sixty-nine), 11th street. Do you think you can find it?
Michelle: No problem. I know right where that park is. What's your phone number?
Robert: My number is 3-2-6--1-1-8-2.
Michelle: Did you say 3-2-6--1-1-2-8?
Robert: No, 3-2-6--1-1-'8-2'.
Michelle: Oh! Okay, I have it. What time should I come?
Robert: How about six o'clock?
Michelle: I have to ask my parents, but I'm sure it'll be fine. I'll let you know in school tomorrow?
Robert: Okay, talk you then, good night!
Michelle: Good night!
Situation 20 The Internet
(While their father and mother are watching the news, Robert and Sam get ready to go into the room to use the internet.)
Sam: Dad, Robert and I are going to use the computer, okay?
Father: Yes, but don't stay up too late.
Sam: Don't worry, we'll go to bed by eleven o'clock.
Sam: Come on Robert, let's go!
Robert: Okay. Good night, Mom. Good night, Dad.
Father: Good night, Robert. Good night, Sam.
Mother: Good night, Robert. Good night, Sam.
(Sam and Robert go into their room.)
Sam: Robert, let's play games.
Robert: No! I want to learn about foreign countries like Samoa and Korea.
Sam: What! Are you crazy? Okay, let's talk to girls in a chat room.
Robert: No! I want to study. Sam, the internet isn't only for games and girls. It's for learning, too.
Sam: I know that! But girls and games are more fun than studying.
Robert: I know.
Sam: No, you don't. How would you know anything about girls? You've never had a girlfriend.
Robert: Yes, I have. I had a girlfriend now.
Robert: Yes, her name's Michelle, and she's coming here for dinner on Sunday.
Sam: First, let's play a few games and then let's talk about your girlfriend.
Robert: Okay, but you have to promise that you'll talk to me when we finish the games.
Sam: I promise!
Situation 21 Talking to Older Brother
(Sam and Robert finish using the internet and begin to talk.)
Robert: Sam, I really like this girl Michelle, what should I do?
Sam: Don't tell her you like her. If you tell the girl you like her, then she won't like you. And don't nice to her. If you too nice to her, then she won't like you either.
Robert: But I like her, how could I be mean to her?
Sam: You don't have to mean to her. Just don't be nice either.
Robert: But if I'm not nice to her, she might like another boy.
Sam: You don't know anything about girls. She will like you even if you not always nice to her.
Robert: But I was going to buy her some flowers tomorrow. Should I not?
Sam: No, that's fine. You should buy her flowers tomorrow, just don't buy her flowers every day.
Robert: Don't worry. I don't have enough money to buy her flowers everyday.
Sam: Well, even if you had all the money in the world, it's not a good idea to be too nice to girls. If you ask Dad, he'll tell you the same thing.
Robert: Um, so, what should I do tomorrow?
Sam: Buy her the flowers, but then don't talk to her too much.
Robert: Can I talk to her after school?
Sam: Sure, but not before that.
Robert: Okay. I'll give her the flowers in the morning and then talk to her after practice.
(Sam begins to yawn.)
Robert: Sam, are you tired?
Sam: Yea, let's go to bed.
Robert: Okay, good night. See you tomorrow.
Sam: Good night.