Module 3, Unit 5

“Talking About Neighbors and Friends”

Base Sentences – (346-360)

361 Where did you grow up?

361 ¿Dónde creció?

362 I grew up right here in this neighborhood.

362 Yo crecí aquí en este barrio.

363 My friend spent his childhood in California.

363 Mi amigo pasó su infancia en California.

364 He lived in California until he was seventeen.

364 Vivió en California hasta los diecisiete años.

365 There have been a lot of changes here in the last 20 years.

365 Ha habido muchos cambios aquí en los últimos 20 años.

366 There used to be a grocery store around the corner.

366 Antes había un supermercado a la vuelta de la esquina.

367 All of those houses have been built in the last ten years.

367 Todas esas casas se han construido en los últimos diez años.

368 They’re building a new house up the street from me.

368 Están construyendo una nueva casa en la calle de mí.

369 If you buy that home, will you spend the rest of your life there?

369 Si usted compra esa casa, vas a pasar el resto de su vida allí?

370 Are your neighbors very friendly?

370 Son sus vecinos muy amables?

371 We all know each other pretty well.

371 Todos nos conocemos bastante bien.

372 A young married couple moved in next door to us.

372 Un joven matrimonio se mudó al lado de nosotros.

373 Who bought that new house down the street from you?

373 ¿Quién compró la casa nueva por la calle de usted?

374 An elderly man rented the big white house.

374 Un hombre mayor que alquiló la casa blanca.

375 What beautiful trees those are!

375 Qué hermosos árboles de los que son!

Verb Study

1. grow (grew, grown) up =

(A) Where did you grow up? (B) I grew up here in this neighborhood. (C) I’ve grown up here in this city. (A) ¿Dónde creciste? (B) Yo crecí aquí en este barrio. (C) He crecido en esta ciudad.

2. spend (spent) … childhood =

(A) My friend spent his childhood in California. (B) Where did you spend your childhood? (A) Mi amigo pasó su infancia en California. (B) Cuando pasaste tu infancia?

3. build (built, building) =

(A) They built a new house. (B) They’re building a new house up the street from me. (C) Are you building a new house this year? (A) Se construyó una nueva casa. (B) Están construyendo una nueva casa en la calle de mí. (C) ¿Está construyendo una casa nueva este año?

4. be (were, been) built =

(A) Those houses were built last year. (B) All of those houses have been built in the last 10 years. (C) When were those houses built? (A) Las casas fueron construidas el año pasado. (B) Todas esas casas se han construido en los últimos 10 años. (C) Cuando se construyeron esas casas?

5. move (moved, moving) in =

(A) A young married couple moved in next door. (B) When did they move in? (C) You moved in yesterday, didn’t you? (D) They’re moving in today. (A) Un joven matrimonio se mudó al lado. (B) ¿Cuándo se mueven en? (C) Ha movido en el ayer, ¿verdad? (D) Se mueven con rapidez.

6. buy (bought, buys) =

(A) Who bought that house? (B) If you buy that house, will you live there several years? (C) If he buys that house, will he live there several years? (A) ¿Quién compró esa casa? (B) Si usted compra la casa, va a vivir allí varios años? (C) Si se compra la casa, ¿va a vivir allí varios años?

7. know (knew) each other =

(A) We all know each other pretty well. (B) Do they know each other very well? (C) Did they know each other last year? (D) We knew each other in California several years ago. (A) A todos nos conocemos bastante bien. (B) ¿Saben muy bien entre sí? (C) ¿Se conocen entre sí el año pasado? (D) Nos conocimos en California hace varios años.

8. there (have been, has been, Have there been …?) =

(A) There have been many changes in the last 20 years. (B) There has been a change in John in the last few days. (C) Have there been many changes here in the last five years? (A) Se han producido muchos cambios en los últimos 20 años. (B) Ha habido un cambio de John en los últimos días. (C) ¿Ha habido muchos cambios aquí en los últimos cinco años?

Word/Phrase Substitution Drills

1a Where did you grow up?

1b Where did she grow up?

1c Where did he grow up?

1d Where did Peter and John grow up?

1e Where did they grow up?

2a I grew up in this neighborhood. Where did you grow up?

2b I grew up in this city. Where did you grow up?

2c I grew up on a farm. Where did you grow up?

2d I grew up in a little country town. Where did you grow up?

3a My friend spent his childhood in California.

3b My friend spent his early childhood in California.

3c My friend spent his early years in California.

3d My friend spent his childhood years in California.

4a He lived in California until he was seventeen.

4b He lived in Texas until he was seventeen.

4c He lived in New York until he was seventeen.

4d He lived in Virginia until he was seventeen.

5a There have been a lot of changes here in the last 20 years.

5b There have been a lot of developments here in the last 20 years.

5c There have been a lot of improvements here in the last 20 years.

6a There used to be a grocery store on the corner.

6b There used to be a drug store on the corner.

6c There used to be a department store on the corner.

6d There used to be a movie theater on the corner.

7a All of those houses have been built in the last 10 years.

7b Some of those houses have been built in the last 10 years.

7c A few of those houses have been built in the last 10 years.

7d Many of those houses have been built in the last 10 years.

7e Almost all of those houses have been built in the last 10 years.

8a They’re building a new house up the street from me.

8b They’re building a new apartment house up the street from me.

8c They’re building a new building up the street from me.

8d They’re building a new office building up the street from me.

9a If you buy that home, will you spend the rest of your life there?

9b If you purchase that home, will you spend the rest of your life there?

9c If you rent that home, will you spend the rest of your life there?

10a Are your neighbors very friendly?

10b Are your neighbors very kind?

10c Are your neighbors very quiet?

10d Are your neighbors very noisy?

11a We all know each other pretty well.

11b Some of us know each other pretty well.

11c A few of us know each other pretty well.

11d Most of us know each other pretty well.

11e Three or four of us know each other pretty well.

12a A young married couple moved in next door to us.

12b A young married couple has moved in next door to us.

12c A young married couple is moving in next door to us.

12d A young married couple is going to move in next door to us.

13a Who bought that new house down the street from you?

13b Who bought that new house up the street from you?

13c Who bought that new house across the street from you?

13d Who bought that new house around the corner from you?

13e Who bought that new house two blocks from you?

14a An elderly man rented the big white house.

14b An elderly man has rented the big white house.

14c An elderly man is renting the big white house.

14d An elderly man is going to rent the big white house.

15a What beautiful trees those are!

15b What beautiful flowers those are!

15c What beautiful homes those are!

15d What beautiful trees and flowers those are!

16a We all know each other pretty well. We’re neighbors.

16b We all see each other often. We’re neighbors.

16c We all talk to each other every day. We’re neighbors.

16d We all help each other all the time. We’re neighbors.

Reading Practice

Last summer, my wife Jane and I went to visit the town where we both grew up. We hadn’t been there since we were married ten years ago. El verano pasado, mi esposa Jane y yo fuimos a visitar la ciudad en la que ambos crecimos. No habíamos estado allí desde que nos casamos hace diez años.

First, we went to the neighborhood where my wife spent her childhood. It hadn’t changed very much. The house where she was born was still there, but it was now a different color. En primer lugar, nos dirigimos a la zona donde mi esposa pasó su infancia. No había cambiado mucho. La casa donde nació estaba todavía allí, pero ahora era de un color diferente.

The same neighbors still lived next door. They were very glad to see Jane, and asked us to come in and have a cup of coffee. We learned about all the neighbors, old and new. Los mismos vecinos seguían viviendo al lado. Estaban muy contentos de ver a Jane, y nos pidieron venir y tomar una taza de café. Nos enteramos de todos los vecinos, viejos y nuevos.

Jane had a very good time. As fast as one question was answered, she would ask the next. Jane tenía un muy buen tiempo. Tan rápido como una pregunta fue respondida, se pedirá a la siguiente.

“What happened to the Dunbars who used to have the little yellow house on the corner? Who bought the old Johnson place in the next block? Do Fred and Martha Alberts still live down the street? What about Miss Burton who lived alone in that extremely big house around the corner?” “¿Qué pasó con los Dunbar que solía tener la pequeña casa de color amarillo en la esquina, quién compró la vieja casa de Johnson en el siguiente bloque? ¿Los Fred y Alberts Martha aún viven en la calle? ¿Qué pasa con la señorita Burton que vivía sola en ese gran gran casa de la esquina? “

Then we went to see the neighborhood where I grew up. What a disappointment! It was all changed. All the old houses I remembered were gone and in their place were some very modern ones. I didn’t know any of the people who lived there. Luego nos fuimos a ver el barrio donde me crié. ¡Qué decepción! Era todo cambió. Todas las casas antiguas que recordaba habían desaparecido y en su lugar había algunos muy modernos. Yo no conozco a ninguna de las personas que vivían allí.

Someone has said that you can’t go home again. Jane might not think so, but I believe this is true. Alguien ha dicho que no se puede ir a casa otra vez. Jane no podría pensar que sí, pero creo que esto es cierto.

Questions:

1. How long had it been since Jane and her husband visited their hometown?

2. Had Jane’s neighborhood changed very much?

3. How did she learn all the news about her neighborhood?

4. Was Jane’s husband’s neighborhood the same as when he lived there?

5. Is it true that “you can’t go home again”?

Conversation

1. Looking for a new house =

SALESMAN: I think I have exactly the house you are looking for, Mr. James. It’s in a very good neighborhood. MR. JAMES: Fine. Is it near a shopping center? SALESMAN: Yes, it is. The shopping center is just a short walk. And the school, too. MR. JAMES: Good. Is the house very old? I’d like a new one. SALESMAN: All the houses here are very modern. None of them are over five years old. MR. JAMES: I’d like to see the house. From what you tell me it is just what I want. SALESMAN: I can take you to see it now.

2. Neighborhood friends =

MABEL: Have you met our new neighbors yet? They moved in last Saturday. KITTY: No, I haven’t. I understand they are renting the house. They aren’t buying it. MABEL: That’s right. I’ve talked to one of the children. He’s the same age as my son. There are five in the family: the parents, two sons, and a daughter. KITTY: Let’s go and welcome the new family to the neighborhood. I’m sure they’d like that.

MABEL: That’s a good idea. Perhaps there is something we can do for them. KITTY: Everyone was very kind when I moved here two years ago. It’s good to feel welcome in a new neighborhood.

Word List

beautiful

building

change

childhood

couple

department store

development

drugstore

each other

elderly

farm

flower

friendly

grocery store

improvement

kind

new

noisy

quiet

the rest of

tree

until

Verb Forms

buy, bought, bought

build, built, built

grow up, grew up, grown up

move in, moved in

purchase, purchased

rent, rented, rented

spend, spent, spent

Expressions

all the time

know (someone)

spend (one’s) childhood

Supplementary Word List

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

again

alone

changed

disappointment

idea

modern

shopping center centro comercial Are there shopping centers in small Spanish towns?

true

welcome