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Beginner Dialogue: A Great Workout

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Practice speaking about what you can and can't do in this dialogue. You'll have to speak about abilities, as well as speaking about what you like and dislike. Practice speaking about your abilities by starting this dialogue and then continue to discuss your abilities with your classmates.

A Great Workout

(Two friends at the gym)

Janet: Wow, this gym is great! What a fantastic workout!
Susan: Yes, I like coming here very much. What other sports can you do?

Janet: Well, I can play tennis, I can do a little karate and I go windsurfing in the summer.
Susan: You're very fit! I can't do many sports. I like coming to the gym because the exercises are easy.

Janet: Listen, I have an idea. Why don't you come to karate class with me?
Susan: No, I can't do karate...

Janet: ... but you can learn! Karate is a great sport. How about coming with me on Saturday?
Susan: well, .... OK.

Janet: Great, why don't we meet at my house at 10 in the morning?
Susan: Sure, that's a good idea. (changing subjects) By the way, what other hobbies do you have?

Janet: I like going to the cinema, and reading a little.
Susan: Do you like cooking, or baking?

Janet: No, I can't cook. I'm a horrible cook!
Susan: Oh, I love cooking. I tell you what. Why don't I cook lunch after karate class?

Janet: Now that's a great idea!
Susan: OK, karate and lunch on Saturday. It's a date!

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