Lesson 4
Phan C - Part C 
Bai tap - Exercises

C 1- Use a calender or a watch to ask each other these questions.

1. Hom qua la th may?
2. Hom nay la th may?
3. Ngay mai la th may?
4. Hom nay la ngay may?
5. Th bay tuan nay la ngay may?
6. Th nam tuan trc la ngay may?

C 2- Practice writing out numbers by writing these sentences.
A:  Toi en My hom 21-2-1984.
B:  Toi en My hom hai mi mot thang hai nam mot nghn chn tram tam mi t.
1. Ch ay ve Qui Nhn ngay 7-6-1981.
2. Co ay i Ha Noi luc 5:30.
3. Anh Phong en sang hom qua, luc 9:30.
4. Ong ay en Uc hoi 4:30 chieu ngay 16-12-1979.
5. Chung toi xem phim ay luc 8:30.
6. Ba Ly sinh Thanh Hoa luc 10:30 em ngay 31-11-1941.

C 3- Using the cues, A asks B when someone is going to do something and B answers.
Cue: anh i My (thang ti)
A:  Bao gi anh i My?
B:  Thang ti toi i (My).
1. ba Oanh ve Anh (th hai tuan ti)
2. ch en tham ong Ba (toi th sau)
3. anh en ong Phng (khoang tam ri toi nay)
4. anh John i bac s (sang mai)
5. co ay en o (hai gi mi lam chieu mai)
6. ch ve a Nang (th bay tuan nay)

C 4- Give the appropriate word to complete the sentence (hom, ngay, luc, hoi)
Please use pencil and paper to do this exercise.
1. Ch ay i Paris __________ th  t.
2. Anh George ve __________ tam gi hai mi.
3. Co ay hoc trng o __________ thang t  nam nay.
4. Huy en bu ien __________ chn gi mi lam.
5. Toi gap bac s Muir Bangkok __________ hai mi lam thang ba.

C 5- From the statement ask a question with ....(t) bao gi or bao gi...
The statement is made by a woman (ba/ch must be used).
  Toi ve hom qua.  (I returned yesterday.)
Ch ve ( t) bao gi? (When did you returned?)
Statement:  Mai toi i.
Question:    Bao gi ch i?
1. Toi oc bai o sang nay roi. (the speaker is a young man)
2. Co Lien ve My Tho hom th bay tuan trc.
3.Toi en  gap ba Dung hom th sau. (the speaker is a young lady)
4. Toi  mai chung toi i an cm Viet.
5. Tuan sau ch ay i Anh.
6. Thang chn nay ong ong se i Canada.

C 6- Give Vietnamese equivalents
1. What day is today?
  • Yesterday was Sunday, so today is Monday.
  • What is the date today?
  • Yesterday was the tenth, so today is the eleventh.
2. When did you arrive in the United States from France?
  • I arrived on the 24th of January 1989.
  • When will you go back to France?
  • I'll go back about March next year.
  • As for me, I'll go back in the year 2003.
3. What time did you go home from the club yesterday? (Hom qua..)
  • I went home at half past even.
  • When are you leaving here to go to Nhatrang?
  • I'm going tomorrow morning at nine.

C 7- Bai tap oc - Reading exercise
Read this conversation, practice it, then hold similar conversations with your friends.
Sue meets Rob and Greg downtown.  They study together, and Sue hasn't seen Rob and Greg for a longtime.

Hear the Whole Dialog
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: Chao hai anh, hai anh i au o? Lau lam roi toi khong gap hai anh.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Rob: Chao ch.  Chung toi i Bo Y te.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: Cac anh lam o a?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Greg: Khong, toi lam Bo Di tru, con anh Rob day tieng Phap trng Erindale.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: Anh Rob la giao vien a?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Rob: Vang, nhng toi cung la sinh vien.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: The a? Anh hoc g?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Rob:

Bay gi toi va anh Greg hoc tieng In-o-ne-xi-a.  Greg sap i Jakarta.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: Bao gi anh Greg i?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Greg: Khoang cuoi nam nay.  Con ch, bay gi ch lam g?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: Toi lam Bo Ngoai Giao.  Toi cung sap i Bang Coc..
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Rob Bao gi ch i?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: au thang ti toi i.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Greg:

The a? Lau lam roi chung ta khong gap nhau.  Toi mai ch va Rob en nha toi chi nhe.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: Toi mai a?...Vang.  Khoang may gi, anh?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Greg: Bay gi, bay ri, nhe.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Sue: Vang, cam n anh.  Thoi , bay gi toi phai i. Chao hai anh nhe.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Greg&Rob: Vang chao ch.
T vng Vocabulary
hai anh you two
lau lam roi for a very long time
sap to be about to
cuoi end, the end
au beginning
au thang ti early next month
chung ta we( including listener)
gap nhau meet/see each other
en..chi come to visit
nhe all right?
thoi,... That's all. Well,..
phai must

Vietnamese equivalents for exercise C6 (C7 in the textbook)
1. Hom nay la th may?
  • Hom qua la chu nhat, vay hom nay la th hai.
  • Hom nay la ngay may?
  • Hom qua la (ngay) mong mi, vay hom nay la (ngay) mi mot.
2. Anh/Ch/.... phap en My ( t)   bao gi?
  • Toi en hom hai mi bon thang gieng nam mot nghn chn tram tam mi chn.
  • Bao gi anh/ch/..ve Phap?
  • Khoang thang ba nam ti toi (se) ve.
  • Con toi, nam hai nghn linh/le ba toi ve.
3. Hom qua anh/ch/... /t  cau lac bo ve nha luc may gi?
  • Toi ve luc bay gi ri.
  • Bao gi anh/ch/.../t ay i Nha Trang?
  • Chn gi sang mai toi se i.

C 7 (C8 in the textbook)
English equivalents for the Reading exercise.

Sue meets Bob and Greg downtown.  They studied Vietnamese together, and Sue hasn't seen Rob and Greg for a long time.



Hello (you two), where are you two going (now)? I haven't seen you (both) for a very long time .
Rob: Hello (Sue). We're going to the Department of Health .
Sue: You work there, do you?
Greg: No, I work at the Department of Immigration , and Rob teaches French at Erindale School.
Sue: You're a teacher are you, Rob?
Rob: Yes, but I'm also a student.
Sue:  Oh really? What do you study?
Rob: Greg and I are studying Indonesian now.  Greg's about to go to Jakarta.
Sue: When are you going, Greg?
Greg: About the end of this year.  And you, what are you doing now?
Sue: I'm working at Foreign Affairs.  I'm also about to go to Bangkok .
Rob: When are you going?
Sue: I'm going at the beginning of next month.
Greg:  Really? We haven't seen each other for a long time.  Tomorrow night You and Rob come to my house for fun/ for a get-together/for a visit, all right?
Sue: Tomorrow night, eh? All right.  About what time, Greg?
Greg: 7:00 or 7:30, O.K.
Sue: All right.  Thank you.  Well, I have to go.  Goodbye (you two).
Greg & Rob: O.K.  Goodbye (Sue).


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