Part C - Exercises
C 1
B gives affirmative answers using
lam in the first answer then rat in the second answer.

Example:
A: Ch ay noi tieng Viet co gioi khong?
B: 1- (Co), ch ay noi (tieng Viet) gioi lam.
     2- (Co), ch ay noi (tieng Viet) rat gioi.
1-  Co Kim Phng hat co hay khong?
2-  Hom qua co ve co muon khong?
3- Tuan trc i chi co vui khong?
4- Thay i ay co lau khong?
5- Anh an ph co ngon khong?
6-  Hien en trng co sm khong?

C 2- Following the cues, A asks a question and B answers in the negative with lam.
Example:
Cues: hoi sang, en lp, sm
A: Hoi sang ch en lp co sm khong?
B: Toi en lp khong sm lam.
1- hom qua, i an tiem Le Li, at
2- nam nay, hoc kinh te, kho
3- thang trc, i Bac Ninh, vui
4- toi hom qua, hoc bai, khuya
5- hoi sang, i ong Quang, lau
6- chieu th sau, en cau lac bo, muon   

C 3- Ask and answer questions using mi 'not until'.
Example:
A: Bao gi ch i Can Th?     (tuan sau)
B: Tuan sau toi mi i.
A: Ba ay i mua o luc may gi? (tam ri)
B: Tam ri ba ay mi i mua o.
1- Co ay ve hom nao? (toi chu nhat)
2- Anh Khoi day luc may gi? (tam gi mi lam)
3- Bao gi anh Minh i lam Bo Y te? (thang sau)
4- Ch ay i xem phim luc may gi? (bay gi hai mi)
5- Bao gi co gap ong Khanh? (sang mai)
6- May gi ngan hang ong ca? (bon gi ri)

C 4- Ask and answer questions, using (va) mi 'just'.  In what way are these sentences different form the ones in C3?
Example:
A: Anh en t luc nao?      (Mot gi ri)
B: Toi (va) mi en luc mot gi ri.
A: Co i thay Lan bao lau roi?   (may phut)
B: Toi (va) mi i thay ay may phut thoi.
1- Co ay ve Viet Nam (t) hom nao? (hai tuan trc)
2- Thanh lam Bo Giao duc c bao lau roi. (mot thang)
3- Co Chi i Nha Trang (t) luc nao? (tam gi sang nay)
4- Ch b au bao lau roi? (hom qua)
5- Ngan hang ong ca (t) luc nao? (bon ri) 
6- Anh i toi bao lau roi? (khoang 15 phut)

C 5 (C6 in the textbook)
Give Vietnamese equivalents for the following sentences.
1-You speak French very well.  Where did you learn it, then?
  • I'm studying it at Snowy Moutain School.
  • Is it difficuclt to learn French?
  • Yes, it's somewhat difficult.
2- Did Lan come early this morning?
  • Yes, she came very early.
  • How about Minh?
  • He came very late.
  • Why did he come late?
  • Because he studied late last night.
3- When will Mrs. Thu return to London?
  • She won't return until next month?
  • When did she go to Vietnam?
  • She just went last week.
  • And you, when are you going to Viet Nam?
  • I won't go until next year.

C 6 (C7 in the textbook)
Read this conversation, then pratice it with different locations and different times or duration of time.
Hear the Whole Dialog
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: Bay gi ch lam au?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria: Toi ang lam Bo Di tru.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: Ch lam o bao lau roi?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria: Toi lam c ba nam roi.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: Toi thng en bo Di tru, sao toi khong gap ch?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria: A, v toi i Viet Nam.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: The a? The ch i bao lau?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria: Toi i khoang mi tam thang.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: Ch ve Uc t bao gi?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria: Toi mi ve thang trc.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: A nay, ch co biet anh Bnh khong?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria: Bnh nao?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: Bnh lam s quan Uc Ha Noi ay ma.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria:

A, anh Bnh tuy vien van hoa.   Ten anh cua anh ay la Ben Williams.  Toi than vi anh ay lam.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: The a.  Anh ay noi tieng Viet co gioi khong?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria: O, anh ay noi gioi lam.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: Anh ay hoc tieng Viet au, ch biet khong?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria: Toi khong hoi, nhng co le anh ay hoc Point Cook.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: Point Cook la trng nao?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria: o la mot trng ngoai ng cua quan oi Melbourne.
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Colin: Bao gi anh Bnh ve Uc, ch biet khong?
spkr.gif (282 bytes) Maria: Co le thang t sang nam anh ay mi ve.
T vng Vocabulary
A nay Oh say! Oh (see) here!
s quan embassy
...... ay ma that one! Don't you know?
tuy vien (diplomatic) attache, diplomat
van hoa culture, cultural
cua belonging to
than (vi) (closely) acquainted (with)
hoi to ask, to inquire
co le perhaps
ngoai ng foreign language
quan oi the armed forces, the army

C5- English equivalents for exercise C5 (C6 in the textbook).
1- You speak French very well.  Where did you learn it, then?
  • Anh/Ch/...noi tieng Phap gioi lam.  Anh/Ch/... hoc au the/ vay.
  • I am studying it at Snowy Mountain School.
  • Toi ang hoc trng Nui Tuyet.
  • Is it difficult to learn French?
  • Hoc tieng Phap co kho khong?
  • Yes, it is somewhat difficult.
  • Da, cung hi kho.
2- Did Lan come early this morning?
  • Sang nay ch Lan en (co) sm khong?
  • Yes, she came very early.
  • Co, ch ay en sm lam.
  • How about Minh?
  • Con anh Minh (the nao)?
  • He came very late.
  • Anh ay en rat muon/ tre.  // Anh ay en muon/ tre lam.
  • Why did he come late?
  • (Tai) sao anh ay en muon/ tre?
  • Because he studied late last night.
  • (Tai) v toi hom qua anh ay hoc en khuya.
3- When will Mrs. Thu return to London?
  • Bao gi ba Thu ve Luan on?
  • She won't return until next month.
  • Thang sau / ti ba ay mi ve.
  • When did she go to Viet Nam?
  • Ba ay i Viet Nam ( t) bao gi/ hoi nao?
  • She just went last week.
  • Ba ay (va) mi i tuan trc.
  • And you, when are you going to Viet Nam?
  • Con anh/ ch/... bao gi anh/ch/....i Viet Nam?
  • I won't go until next year.
  • Sang nam toi mi i.

C 6- English equivalents for C6 (C7 in the textbook).
Colin: Where are you working now?
Maria: I'm working at the Department of Immigration.
Colin: How long have you been working there?
Maria: I've been working  (there)   three years already.
Colin:

I often go to the Department of Immigration.  Why haven't I met you (there)?
Maria: Oh, because I went to Vietnam.
Colin: Oh really?  So how long were you there? (So you went for how long?)
Maria: I went for eighteen months.
Colin: When did you return to Australia?
Maria: I just came back last month.
Colin: Oh say, do you know Binh?
Maria: Which Binh?
Colin: Why, the Binh who works at the Australian Embassy in Hanoi, that one.
Maria:

Oh, Binh the cultural attache. His English name is Ben Williams. I know him very well.
Colin: Really? Does he speak Vietnamese well?
Maria: Oh, he speak very well.
Colin: Where did he study Vietnamese, do you know?
Maria: I haven't asked, but maybe he studied at Point Cook .
Colin: What school is Point Cook?
Maria: That's a foreign language school of the military in Melbourne.
Colin: When will Binh return to Australia, do you know?
Maria: Perhaps he won't return until April next year .

 

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