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Paul Sparks, Sino-Canadian International College, Guangxi University, Nanning.
Plans for "Watch, Listen & Speak", Semester 2
Listening & Speaking, Gap Fill, Vocabulary and
to the conversation and fill in the blanks:
Librarian: Can I help
Natalie: Yes. I am a bit
__________. My sociology class is supposed to read a __________ in a book
called Sociology and the Modern Age. According to the __________, the book
is in the library, but I haven't been able to find it.
Librarian: Do you have
your syllabus with you? May I see it?
Natalie: Yes, uh....I
put it in the front of my sociology __________. Oh, here it is.
Librarian: Let me see.
Oh yes. Your professor has placed this book on __________. That means you
cannot find it on the shelves in its usual place. You need to go to a
special room called the reserve room. It's down the __________ and to the
Natalie: I'm sorry - I
still don't understand what you mean by on reserve.
Librarian: You see, your
professor wants every one in the __________ to read the chapter. If one
student removes the book from the __________, it is likely that none of the
other students will have the opportunity to read it. So, your professor has
insured that all students have the __________ to read it by placing it on
Natalie: So, will I be
able to find this book?
Librarian: Yes, when a
book is on reserve, a student can go to the reserve room and ask the reserve
__________ for the book. The student can have the book for a few hours, and
he or she MUST read it in the library __________ that time. That way, the
book stays in the library, and all students have a chance to read it.
Natalie: Okay. Thank
you. I understand now.
Librarian: Will there be
Natalie: No! I am on my
way to the reserve room. __________ again!
Learn to use the words and expressions in a
instructor hands out the syllabus on the first day of class.
If you are not sure
when an assignment is due, check the syllabus.
I need to buy all
the books the instructor has listed on the syllabus.
According to the
syllabus, we have a quiz next week.
All the library's
books by M. Douglas White are on reserve for students in Chemistry 341.
Prof: I'd like to
place these books on reserve for my physics class.
Certainly. Fill out this form, and I'll inform the librarian in the
I need to spend a
few hours in the library to read a textbook my instructor has placed on
I'm sorry. You are
not allowed to take this book from the library. It is on reserve, so you
must read it here.
to be) on one's way (to)
acting of Maya Thurston in her last three movies has caught the
attention of movie lovers everywhere. Maya is on her way to becoming a
I saw Rita on her
way to school. It was raining and she was carrying an umbrella.
Wife: Henry, if you
don't leave now you'll be late for the train.
worry, hon. I'm on my way!
If you are on your
way to the grocery store, could you stop at the pharmacy next door and
buy some aspirin?