Module 4, Unit 6

“Going Out for the Evening”

Base Sentences – (526-540)

526 How long did the movie last?

526 ¿Cuánto tiempo duró la última película?

527 The feature started at 9 o’clock and ended at 11:30.

527 La función comenzó a las 9:00 y terminó a las 11:30.

528 They say the new film is an adventure story.

528 Dicen que la nueva película es una historia de aventuras.

529 A group of us went out to the theater last night.

529 Un grupo de nosotros fuimos al teatro la noche anterior.

530 The new play was good and everybody enjoyed it.

530 La nueva obra era buena y todo el mundo disfrutó.

531 By the time we got there, the play had already begun.

531 En el momento en que llegamos allí, el juego ya había comenzado.

532 The usher showed us to our seats.

532 El acomodador nos enseñó a nuestros asientos.

533 The cast of the play included a famous actor.

533 El elenco de la obra incluye un famoso actor.

534 After the play was over, we all wanted to get something to eat.

534 Después de que el juego había terminado, todos queríamos conseguir algo de comer.

535 There was a big crowd and we had difficulty getting a taxi.

535 Había una gran multitud y tuvimos dificultades para conseguir un taxi.

536 The restaurant was filled, so we decided to go elsewhere.

536 El restaurante estaba lleno, así que decidimos ir a otro lugar.

537 My brother wants to learn how to dance.

537 Mi hermano quiere aprender a bailar.

538 We don’t go dancing very often.

538 No vamos a bailar con mucha frecuencia.

539 Which would you rather do—go dancing or go to a play?

539 ¿Qué prefieres hacer, ir a bailar o ir a una obra de teatro?

540 I’m not accustomed to going out after dark.

540 No estoy acostumbrado a salir por la noche.

Verb Study

1. last => lasted, lasting, lasts

(A) How long did the movie last? (B) The play lasts two and a half hours. (C) The film lasted three hours. (A) ¿Cuánto tiempo duró la última película? (B) El juego tiene una duración de dos horas y media. (C) La película duró tres horas.

2. start, begin, end => started, starts; [began, begun], begins; ended, ending, ends

(A) The feature started at 9 o’clock and ended at 11:30. (B) The movie starts at 9 o’clock and ends at 11:30. (C) What time does the movie start? When does it end? (D) The feature began twenty minutes ago. (E) What time does the next feature begin? (A) La función comenzó a las 9:00 y terminó a las 11:30. (B) La película empieza a las 9:00 y termina a las 11:30. (C) ¿A qué hora empieza la película? ¿Cuándo termina? (D) La función comenzó hace veinte minutos. (E) ¿A qué hora comienza la siguiente función?

3. enjoy => enjoyed, enjoying, enjoys

(A) The new play was good and everybody enjoyed it. (B) He enjoys dancing. (C) Did you enjoy your dinner? (A) La nueva obra era buena y todo el mundo disfrutó. (B) Le gusta bailar. (C) ¿Le ha gustado la cena?

4. get (someplace) => [got, gotten], getting, gets

(A) By the time we got there, the play had already begun. (B) He gets here at 8 o’clock every morning. (C) Did they get there-in time for the feature? (A) En el momento en que llegamos allí, el juego ya había comenzado. (B) Se pone aquí en 8:00 cada mañana. (C) llegaron allí-a tiempo para la función?

5. show => [showed, shown], showing, shows

(A) The usher showed us to our seats. (B) The waiter shows us to our table every day. (C) The usher is showing us to our seats now. (A) El acomodador nos enseñó a nuestros asientos. (B) El camarero nos muestra a nuestra mesa todos los días. (C) El acomodador nos está mostrando a nuestros asientos ahora.

6. include => included, including, includes

(A) The cast of the play included a famous actor. (B) Dinner includes meat, two vegetables, and a dessert. (C) Does the cast include famous actors? (A) El elenco de la obra incluye un famoso actor. (B) La cena incluye carne, dos verduras y un postre. (C) ¿El reparto incluye actores famosos?

7. learn how to => learned how to, learning how to, learns how to

(A) My brother wants to. learn how to dance. (B) My sister is learning how to dance. (C) I want to learn how to speak French. (A) Mi hermano quiere. aprender a bailar. (B) Mi hermana está aprendiendo a bailar. (C) Quiero aprender a hablar francés.?

8. be accustomed to =. is/are accustomed to, was/were accustomed to

(A) I’m not accustomed to going out after dark. (B) She’s not accustomed to serving desserts with dinner. (C) I was accustomed to getting up early every morning. (A) No estoy acostumbrado a salir por la noche. (B) No está acostumbrado a servir postres con la cena. (C) que estaba acostumbrado a levantarse temprano cada mañana.

Word Substitution Drills

1a How long did the movie last?

1b How long did the show last?

1c How long did the film last?

1d How long did the floor show last?

1e How long did the baseball game last?

2a The feature started at 9 o’clock and ended at 11:30.

2b The feature began at 9 o’clock and finished at 11:30.

2c The feature went on at 9 o’clock and was over at 11:30.

3a The feature began at 9 o’clock.

3b The main feature began at 9 o’clock.

3c The second feature began at 9 o’clock.

3d The newsreel began at 9 o’clock.

3e The cartoon began at 9 o’clock.

3f The advertisements began at 9 o’clock.

4a They say the new film is an adventure story .

4b They say the new film is a love story .

4c They say the new film is a war picture .

4d They say the new film is a comedy .

4e They say the new film is a mystery .

4f They say the new film is a dull picture .

5a A group of us went out to the theater last night.

5b A group of us went out to a night club last night.

5c A group of us went out to the amusement park last night.

5d A group of us went out to the country club last night.

5e A group of us went out to the stadium last night.

5f A group of us went out to a double-feature movie last night.

5g A group of us went out to a drive-in movie last night.

6a The new play was good and everybody enjoyed it.

6b The new play was funny and everybody enjoyed it.

6c The new play was quite amusing and everybody enjoyed it.

6d The new play was very entertaining and everybody enjoyed it.

6e The new play was extraordinary and everybody enjoyed it.

7a By the time we got there, the play had already begun.

7b By the time we got there, the first act had already begun.

7c By the time we got there, the second act had already begun.

7d By the time we got there, the final act had already begun.

7e By the time we got there, the second scene had already begun.

7f By the time we got there, the intermission had already begun.

8a The usher showed us to our seats.

8b The usherette showed us to our seats.

8c The host showed us to our seats.

8d The hostess showed us to our seats.

8e The head waiter showed us to our seats.

8f The guide showed us to our seats.

9a The cast of the play included a famous actor .

9b The cast of the play included a famous actress .

9c The cast of the play included a famous singer .

9d The cast of the play included a famous dancer .

9e The cast of the play included a famous opera singer .

9f The cast of the play included a famous Hollywood star .

10a After the play was over, we wanted to get something to eat.

10b As soon as the play was over, we wanted to get something to eat.

10c The minute the play was over, we wanted to get something to eat.

10d By the time the play was over, we wanted to get something to eat.

10e When the play was over, we wanted to get something to eat.

11a There was a big crowd and we had difficulty getting a taxi.

11b There was a big crowd and we had a hard time getting a taxi.

11c There was a big crowd and we experienced some difficulty getting a taxi.

12a The restaurant was filled, so we decided to go elsewhere .

12b The restaurant was filled, so we decided to go some other place .

12c The restaurant was filled, so we decided to go to another place .

12d The restaurant was filled, so we decided to go somewhere else .

13a My brother wants to learn how to dance .

13b My brother wants to learn how to swim .

13c My brother wants to learn how to drive a car .

13d My brother wants to learn how to fly a plane .

13e My brother wants to learn how to speak French .

13f My brother wants to learn how to sail a boat .

13g My brother wants to learn how to play the piano .

14a We don’t go dancing very often.

14b We don’t go swimming very often.

14c We don’t go driving very often.

14d We don’t go sailing very often.

14e We don’t go walking very often.

15a Which would you rather do—go dancing or go to a play ?

15b Which would you rather do—go dancing or go to a movie ?

15c Which would you rather do—go dancing or go to a baseball game ?

15d Which would you rather do—go dancing or go to the theater ?

15e Which would you rather do—go dancing or go to the movies ?

16a I’m not accustomed to going out after dark.

16b I’m not in the habit of going out after dark.

16c I’m not used to going out after dark.

Reading Practice

Going Out for the Evening

My wife and I go to the theater whenever we can. But before we buy tickets we like to know if the play is good or bad. When a new play opens, we usually read the review in our newspaper to get information about it. Mi esposa y yo vamos al teatro cada vez que podamos. Pero antes de comprar los billetes nos gustaría saber si la obra es buena o mala. Cuando una nueva obra comienza, por lo general leído la crítica en nuestro periódico para obtener información al respecto.

Last week a new comedy opened at the theater. The newspaper story said it was very amusing, so we decided to go on Saturday night. La semana pasada abrió una nueva comedia en el teatro. La noticia en el periódico dijo que era muy divertido, así que decidimos ir el sábado por la noche.

My wife took a long time to make, up her mind what to wear and we left our house a little late. By the time we got to the theater, the first act had already begun. Mi esposa tomó un largo tiempo para que, a su mente qué llevar y nos fuimos a nuestra casa un poco tarde. En el momento en que llegamos al teatro, el primer acto ya había comenzado.

We were sorry we missed part of the play, because the rest of it was very funny. The review in the newspaper had been right. It was an extremely entertaining comedy. Nos sentimos que nos perdimos parte de la obra, ya que el resto fue muy divertido. La opinión del diario se había equivocado. Era una comedia muy entretenida.

After the play was over, we met some friends we hadn’t seen for long time. They wanted to go to a night club. It had been many years since my wife and I had gone dancing, but I finally agreed. Después de que el juego había terminado, nos encontramos con algunos amigos que no habíamos visto en mucho tiempo. Ellos querían ir a un club nocturno. Habían pasado muchos años desde que mi esposa y yo habíamos ido a bailar, pero al final me acuerdo.

By the time we got home, it was about two o’clock in the morning. I’m not accustomed to staying out so late and I was extremely tired. En el momento en que llegamos a casa, se trataba de las dos de la mañana. No estoy acostumbrado a estar fuera hasta tan tarde y estaba muy cansado.

When I was younger, I didn’t have the money to go out for an evening like this. Now that I can afford it, I don’t have the energy to really enjoy it. Cuando era más joven, yo no tengo el dinero para salir para una noche como esta. Ahora que me lo puedo permitir, no tengo la energía para disfrutar de ello.

Questions

1. What do we like to know before we buy tickets to a new play?

2. Why do we read reviews of new plays in the newspaper?

3. Why were we late to the theater?

4. What kind of play did we go to see? Did we enjoy it?

5. Where did we go after the play was over?

6. When did we get home?

7. Why was I so tired?

8. Do you enjoy going to the theater or to the movies?

Conversation

DOROTHY: Paul, we haven’t gone out for over a month. Let’s go somewhere this evening. Paul, que no han salido más de un mes. Vamos a algún lado esta noche. PAUL: Fine. Where would you like to go? Look in the newspaper to get information about the movies or the theater. Bueno. ¿Dónde le gustaría ir? Busque en el periódico para obtener información acerca de las películas o el teatro. DOROTHY: I see that a new play opened this week. Veo que una nueva obra se estrenó esta semana. PAUL: It got very bad reviews. The newspaper story said it was the worst play of the year. You don’t want to go there. What else can we do? Se ponía muy malas críticas. La historia del periódico, dijo que era el peor juego del año. Usted no quiere ir allí. ¿Qué más podemos hacer? DOROTHY: I’d enjoy a good concert, but, according to the paper, there aren’t any tonight. Me gustaría disfrutar de un buen concierto, pero, según el diario, no hay ninguno de esta noche. PAUL: Aren’t there any good movies in town? ¿No hay alguna buena película en la ciudad? DOROTHY: How about “Dancing in the Dark”? That should be entertaining. ¿Qué hay de “Dancing in the Dark”? Eso debería ser entretenido. PAUL: We’ve already seen it. It’s an old picture. Don’t you remember? Nosotros ya hemos visto. Es una foto vieja. ¿No te acuerdas? DOROTHY: Well, there’s a good love story at the Center Theater. Pues, hay una buena historia de amor en el Teatro del Centro. PAUL: You know I don’t like love stories. What’s at the neighborhood movie theater? Ya sabes que no me gusta las historias de amor. ¿Qué hay en el cine de barrio? DOROTHY: “Amusing Adventure”, with Robert Roberts. It’s a comedy. “Aventura Divertida”, con Robert Roberts. Es una comedia. PAUL: Good. Let’s go there. What time does the main feature start? Bueno. Vamos a ir allí. ¿A qué hora empieza la función principal? DOROTHY: It started fifteen minutes ago. We just missed it. Comenzó hace quince minutos. Nos perdimos. PAUL: Well, I guess all we can do is stay home and watch television. Pues, supongo que lo único que podemos hacer es quedarse en casa y ver la televisión. DOROTHY: I was afraid you’d say that. Now it will take me another month to get you interested in going out. Temía que dijeras eso. Ahora me va a tomar un mes más para que te interesa en salir.

Word List

act

actor

actress

adventure

advertisement

amusement park

baseball

cartoon

cast

comedy

country club

crowd

dance

dancer

dark

difficulty

double feature

drive-in

dull

elsewhere

extraordinary

famous

feature

film

final

floor show

funny

game

group

guide

head waiter

host

hostess

intermission

love

mystery

newsreel

night club

opera

piano

picture

play

scene

singer

so

somewhere

stadium

star

usher

usherette

war

Verb Forms

amuse, amused, amused

end, ended, ended

experience, experienced, experienced

include, included, included

last, lasted, lasted

play, played, played

sail, sailed, sailed

show, showed, showed

swim, swam, swum

go on, went on, gone on

Expressions

be accustomed to

be filled

be in the habit of

be over

be used to

Supplementary Word List

(Conversation and Reading Practice)

concert

energy

review

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