Listen to the recording on video game systems and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Boy: Dad, Dad! Can I have some money to buy a Game Boy?
Dad: A Game Boy? Those are too expensive.
Boy: No, they’re not. There only twenty-five dollars. I’ve got forty-two dollars before, but Mom didn’t let me buy one.
Dad: Well, let’s look. Let’s think of some ways so that . . . Hmm. Well, maybe we can come up with some ways that you can earn money.
Boy: Let’s see . . . allowance.
Dad: Okay, well allowance. So, how much money can you make a week with allowance? What did Mom tell you?
Boy: She said that if, umm, you get your work done on time, you can get $1.25.
Dad: Okay, so if you get your work done, you get $1.25. Okay, and what are some other ways that you can earn a little bit more money?
Boy: Umm, let’s see. I could work for people.
Dad: Okay, well, maybe you could come up with some odd jobs. What are a couple of things that you could do to earn some money, maybe around here, in the neighborhood?
Dad: What about opening up a lemonade stand?
Boy: I can try that. That’ll be fun.
Dad: Okay. What else can you do?
Boy: Hmmm. Most the kids on our block like candy, so I can start one of those.
Dad: Okay, so maybe selling some candy. [Yeah.] And, what else?
Boy: Umm. I could . . . umm . . . take out the trash everyday.
Dad: Well, I think you have some ideas, so I guess if you save long, you’ll be able to earn enough money to buy something you want. Sound good?
Boy: Like a Game Boy?
Dad: Uh, something you need, let’s say.
Boy: Uh! (Great surprise and disgust)