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Meg has to move

Meg is moving soon and she talks with Todd about all the things she needs to do.

Todd: So Meg, are you busy this weekend?

Meg: Yes, I'm so busy because I'm moving.

Todd: Oh, no.

Meg: Yeah, there's a lot of work to do.

Todd: What do you have to do?

Meg: First, I have to prepare my apartment, so I need to pack all of my things.

Todd: That's not fun.

Meg: No, it takes a long time.

Todd: Do you need help?

Meg: Yeah, do you have time to help me?

Todd: I can help you on Sunday.

Meg: Ooh, are you busy on Saturday?

Todd: Yeah, on Saturday I have to work. I have to teach two classes, and then after I teach, I have to grade papers. Oh, it sounds like you're really busy too. Plus, I have to meet my friends that evening.

Meg: Oh, what will you do with your friends?

Todd: I'm helping my friend also. My friend has car problems, so I have to take him to the mechanic, but on Sunday I can help you.

Meg: OK, that would be great because on Sunday I have to take some trash to the dump, and I have to finish some paperwork at city hall to prepare for moving to a new country

Todd: Now, because you're moving, do you have to go to the post office?

Meg: I do have to go to the post office. I almost forgot. At the post office, I have to submit a form to say my new address.

Todd: Ah, that's good because I have to go to the post office, too.

Meg: Oh, really.

Todd: I have to send my mom's birthday gift to her.

Meg: When is your mom's birthday?

Todd: It was one month ago.

Meg: Ah, so you have to send it quickly.

Todd: Yes, I have to get on it.

Meg: OK, well, let's go together.

Todd: So, I'll see you Sunday. What time should I be here?

Meg: I have to go to city hall by three p.m., so can you come at two?

Todd: OK, but if you want to go to the dump, the dump closes at noon, so we have to leave early.

Meg: Ah, OK. Can you come at eleven?

Todd: Yes. OK, so I will see you at eleven o'clock.

Meg: Great, see you then.

Todd: Bye.

Meg: Bye.

Answer these questions about the interview.
Audio Lessons about Phrases and Vocabulary

problems

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My friend has car problems.

We use the word problems when we have trouble in some area. Notice the following:

  1. I have problems at work.
  2. He is having problems at school.

mechanic

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I have to take him to the mechanic

A mechanic is a person who fixes cars. Notice the following:

  1. My dad is a mechanic.
  2. The mechanic fixed my car.

dump

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I have to take trash to the dump.

The dump is a place you can take trash for disposal. Notice the following:

  1. I took my couch to the dump.
  2. You can smell the dump a mile away.

paperwork

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I have to finish some paperwork

Paperwork is completing documents for official use. Notice the following:

  1. I have lots of paperwork at my job.
  2. I hate doing paperwork!

submit a form

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submit a form

When you submit a form, you turn in paperwork or documents. Notice the following:

  1. Did you submit the form?
  2. You can submit the form online.

get on it

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I have to get on it.

When you say you will get on it, that means you will take care of something soon. Notice the following:

  1. Tomorrow is the deadline. You better get on it.
  2. I know, I have to get on this.

Vocabulary Quiz

problems • mechanic • dump
paperwork • submit • get
  1. Do you know a good ?
  2. I took the old bed to the .
  3. I need to this application.
  4. My job has lots of .
  5. You need to on this.
  6. He is having money .

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