Listen to the recording on school supplies and read along with the conversation. Review the key vocabulary and the sample sentences.
Girl: Dad. [Yeah?] I need a few supplies for school, and I was wondering if . . . .
Dad: Yeah. There are a couple of pencils and an eraser in the kitchen drawer, I think.
Girl: Dad, I’m in eighth grade now, [Oh] and I need REAL supplies for my demanding classes.
Dad: Oh, so you need a ruler too?
Girl: Dad, I need some high-tech tech stuff like a calculator and a laptop computer.
Dad: Uh. I didn’t have any of that when I was in middle school, and I did just fine.
Girl: Yeah, and they weren’t any cars either, WERE there. [Hey] And things are just more progressive now.
Dad: Well, we can rule out the computer . . . unless mom lets you sell the car. And as for the adding machine [Calculator]. Yeah, I think mine from college is kicking around here somewhere.
Girl: Dad, I need a calculator for geometry, and I have heard you can download free software from the Internet.
Dad: Great. My daughter will be playing video games in geometry class.
Dad: Okay. How much is this thing gonna [going to] cost me?
Girl: Well, I saw it at the store for only $99, or you could buy it online.
Dad: Oh. Do they throw in a few aspirin so your father can recover from sticker shock?
Girl: Dad. Please!!!. Everyone has one [I’ve heard that one before.] and you’ve always said you want me to excel in school, and I’ll chip in $10 of my own, and I’ll even clean up my room [Hey!!].
Dad: Hmmm, 100 bucks.
Dad: Well, you’ll be supporting me in my old age, so, I guess. When do you need it?
Girl: Now, right [Now!] now. [Right now?] Mom’s already waiting in the car for us. [Huh?] She said she would buy me an ice cream if I could talk you into buying it for me today.
Dad: Oh, no. I can’t believe this. Aww, man!