Module 3, Unit 1

“Describing Objects”

Base Sentences – (301-315)

301 What color is your book?

301 ¿De qué color es tu libro?

302 My book has a dark blue cover.

302 Mi libro tiene una cubierta de color azul oscuro.

303 How much does that typewriter weigh?

303 ¿Cuánto pesa esa máquina de escribir?

304 It’s not too heavy, but I don’t know the exact weight.

304 No es demasiado pesado, pero no sé el peso exacto.

305 This round table weighs about forty-five pounds.

305 Esta mesa redonda pesa unos cuarenta y cinco kilos.

306 What size suitcase do you own?

306 ¿Qué tamaño maleta tienes?

307 One of my suitcases is small, and the other one is medium size.

307 Una de mis maletas es pequeña, y el otro es de tamaño medio.

308 I like the shape of that table.

308 Me gusta la forma de la mesa.

309 How long is Jones Boulevard?

309 ¿Cuánto dura Jones Boulevard?

310 That street is only two miles long.

310 Esta calle se encuentra a sólo dos kilómetros de largo.

311 Will you please measure this window to see how wide it is?

311 Haga el favor de medir esta ventana para ver qué tan amplia es?

312 This window is just as wide as that one.

312 Esta ventana es tan amplia como esa.

313 The walls are three inches thick.

313 Las paredes son de tres pulgadas de espesor.

314 This material feels soft.

314 Este material se siente suave.

315 This pencil is longer than that one.

315 Este lápiz es más que eso.

Verb Study

1. weigh (weighs, weighed) =

(A) How much does that typewriter weigh? (B) This table weighs about forty-five pounds. (C) Did you weigh the suitcase? (D) Yes, I weighed the suitcase this morning. (A) ¿Cuánto pesa esa máquina de escribir? (B) Esta tabla pesa unos cuarenta y cinco kilos. (C) ¿Le pesa la maleta? (D) Sí, me pesaba la maleta esta mañana.

2. like (likes) =

(A) I like the shape of that table. (B) Do you like the shape of that window? (C) I like that movie very much. (D) He likes the medium size suitcase. (A) Me gusta la forma de la mesa. (B) ¿Te gusta la forma de la ventana? (C) Me gusta mucho esa película. (D) A él le gusta la maleta de tamaño medio.

3. measure (measured, measuring) =

(A) Will you please measure this window? (B) I’ve already measured that window. (C) I’m measuring the window right now. (D) Did he measure the table to see how long it is? (A) ¿Podrías medir esta ventana? (B) que ya he medido la ventana. (C) Estoy en la medición de la ventana ahora. (D) ¿Se mide la mesa para ver cuánto tiempo es?

4. feel (feels, felt) =

(A) This material feels soft. (B) I feel fine today. (C) I didn’t feel well yesterday. (D) He felt the material to see how soft it was. (A) Este material es suave. (B) Me siento bien hoy. (C) que no me sentía bien ayer. (D) Se sentía el material para ver lo suave que era.

5. own (owns, owned) =

(A) What size suitcase do you own? (B) I own a small suitcase and a medium size one. (C) He owns that automobile. (D) Last year he owned a good automobile. (A) ¿Qué tamaño de maleta tiene? (B) Soy dueño de una pequeña maleta y un tamaño medio de uno. (C) Es dueño de ese automóvil. (D) El año pasado era propietario de un buen coche.

6. have (has, had) =

(A) My book has a dark blue cover. (B) I have two suitcases. (C) Last year I had a good typewriter. (D) Does he have a dark blue book? (A) Mi libro tiene una cubierta de color azul oscuro. (B) Tengo dos maletas. (C) El año pasado tuve una buena máquina de escribir. (D) ¿Tiene un libro de color azul oscuro?

7. be = (is, are, am, was)

(A) What color is your book? (B) The walls are three inches thick. (C) I’m a doctor. (D) He was in New York yesterday. (E) Isn’t John your brother. (A) ¿De qué color es tu libro? (B) Las paredes son de tres pulgadas de espesor. (C) Yo soy un médico. (D) Se encontraba en Nueva York ayer. (E) no es Juan su hermano.

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a What color is your book? Do you remember?

1b What color is your pencil? Do you remember?

1c What color is your typewriter? Do you remember?

1d What color is your camera? Do you remember?

2a My book has a dark blue cover. Have you seen it?

2b My book has a light blue cover. Have you seen it?

2c My book has a bright red cover. Have you seen it?

2d My book has a red and blue cover. Have you seen it?

3a How much does that typewriter weigh? Can you tell me?

3b How much does that table weigh? Can you tell me?

3c How much does that dog weigh? Can you tell me?

3d How much does that elephant weigh? Can you tell me?

4a It’s not too heavy but I don’t’ know the exact weight.

4b It’s not awfully heavy but I don’t’ know the exact weight.

4c It’s very light but I don’t’ know the exact weight.

4d It’s pretty light but I don’t’ know the exact weight.

4e It’s fairly heavy but I don’t’ know the exact weight.

5a This round table weighs about forty-five pounds.

5b This square table weighs about forty-five pounds.

5c This long table weighs about forty-five pounds.

5d This narrow table weighs about forty-five pounds.

5e This small table weighs about forty-five pounds.

6a What size suitcase do you own?

6b What size notebook do you own?

6c What size house do you own?

6d What size apartment do you own?

6e What size diamond do you own?

7a One of my suitcases is small, and the other one is medium.

7b One of my suitcases is large, and the other one is medium.

7c One of my suitcases is little, and the other one is medium.

7d One of my suitcases is big, and the other one is medium.

Reading Practice

Yesterday was Jim’s birthday. He got a lot of presents from his friends and family. All the gifts were wrapped in colored paper. Ayer fue el cumpleaños de Jim. Él tiene un montón de regalos de sus amigos y familiares. Todos los regalos estaban envueltos en papel de colores.

Some of the packages were large, but others were very small. Some were heavy, and others were light. Algunos de los paquetes eran grandes, pero otros eran muy pequeñas. Algunos eran pesados, y otros eran luz.

One square package was blue; there was a book in it. Another one was long and narrow; it had an umbrella in it. Un paquete cuadrado era azul, no había un libro en el mismo. Otro era larga y estrecha, tenía un paraguas en el mismo.

Jim’s sister gave him a big, round package. He thought it was a ball, but it was not. When he removed the yellow paper that covered it, he saw that it was a globe of the world. La hermana de Jim le dio un paquete grande, redondo. Pensó que era una pelota, pero no fue así. Cuando se retira el papel amarillo que lo cubría, vio que se trataba de un globo del mundo.

After that, his brother gave Jim another gift. It was a big box wrapped in green paper. Jim opened it and found another box covered with red paper. He removed the paper and saw a third box; this one was blue in color. Después de eso, su hermano Jim dio otro regalo. Fue una gran caja envuelta en papel verde. Jim abrió y encontró otra caja cubierta con papel rojo. Se quitó el papel y vio un tercer cuadro, éste era de color azul.

Everyone laughed as Jim opened the boxes. There were six of them! In the last one he found a small white envelope. There was a piece of paper in the envelope that said: Todo el mundo se echó a reír como Jim abrió las cajas. Había seis de ellos! En el último se encontró un pequeño sobre blanco. Había un pedazo de papel en el sobre que decía:

“Look in the closet near the high window. You will see three suitcases: a black one, a brown one and a grey one. Your birthday present is in one of these.” “Mira en el armario cerca de la ventana alta Verá tres maletas:.. Uno negro, uno marrón y uno gris Tu regalo de cumpleaños es en uno de ellos.”

Jim went in the large bedroom. He went to the closet and began opening the suitcases. He had to open all of them before he saw his brother’s present. Jim entró en el dormitorio grande. Fue al armario y empezó a abrir las maletas. Tuvo que abrir todos ellos antes de ver el presente de su hermano.

He was very happy. It was just what Jim wanted — a portable typewriter. Estaba muy contento. Era justo lo que Jim quería – una máquina de escribir portátil.

Questions:

1) What was in the square blue package?

2) What did Jim’s sister give him?

3) What was in the long, narrow box?

4) Describe the gift from Jim’s brother.

5) Was Jim happy with the gift from his brother? Why?

Conversation

(name), where have you been? It’s after six o’clock. Wait until I tell you, (name). I’ve been downtown and I saw just what I

wanted. I know. A green dress to match the green shoes you bought last week. No. Not a green dress or red one or yellow one. It isn’t anything for me. It’s for our house. Our house?

What is it? You’ll never guess. It’s a new sofa. A yellow one.. We already have a sofa, (name). A very good one. I never liked it. It’s brown and our other furniture is light blue. It doesn’t

match. The yellow one will look good with our other things. Very well. Tell me about it. First of all, it’s exactly the right size for the wall near the window. The sofa we have now is too

short. Is it wide or narrow? It’s as wide as our old sofa, but it looks narrower because it’s longer. Fine. Then I’ll have a very good place to sleep after dinner.

Word List

apartment

as … as (GSL-16)

awfully

big

bright

camera

color

cover

dark

diamond

describing

elephant

fairly

foot, feet

hard

heavy

high

inch

large

length

light

long

material

medium

mile

narrow

only

ounce

pound

round

shape

short

size

small

soft

square

suitcase

thick

too

typewriter

weight

wet

wide

width

yard

Verb Forms

feel, felt

measure

measured

own, owned

weigh, weighed

Conversation and Reading Practice Vocabulary

ball

bedroom

box

closet

colored

covered

downtown

dress

find

furniture

gifts

globe

laughed

match

package

portable

presents

removed

shoes

sofa

surprise

umbrella

why

wrapped

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