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LingQ Mini Stories, Story 20 - Alissa is Trying to go to Work

Story number twenty.

This is a story about who is having problems getting to work.

A) Alissa is trying to go to work.

She is trying to start her car.

But it's too cold outside.

So her car isn't starting.

She checks the bus schedule first.

The city buses are too slow.

She checks the train schedule instead.

The trains are running on time.

She decides to take he train to work.

She hopes she won't be late for work.

Now the same story told by Alissa.

B) I needed to go to work.

I tried to start my car.

But it was too cold outside.

So my car wouldn't start.

I checked the bus schedule first.

The city buses were too slow.

I checked the train schedule instead.

The trains were running on time.

I decided to take the train to work.

I hoped I wouldn't be late for work.

Next I'll read some questions.

The answer will come after each question.

Answer with me if you would like.

1) Alissa is trying to go to work.

Is Alissa trying to go to work?

Yes, Alissa is trying to go to work.

2) It's cold outside.

Is it hot outside?

No, it's not hot outside.

It's cold outside.

3) Alissa's car won't start because it's too cold outside.

Does Alissa's car start?

No, Alissa's car won't start because it's too cold outside.

4) Alissa checks the bus schedule first.

Does Alissa check the train schedule first?

No, she doesn't.

Alissa checks the bus schedule first.

5) The city buses were too slow.

Were the city buses slow?

Yes, the city buses were too slow.

6) The trains were running on time.

Were the trains running late?

No, the trains were not running late.

They were running on time.

7) Alissa decided to take the train to work.

Did Alissa decide to take the bus to work?

No, Alissa didn't decide to take the bus.

She decided to take the train to work.

8) Alissa hoped she wouldn't be late for work.

Did Alissa want to be late?

No, she didn't want to be late.

She hoped she wouldn't be late for work.



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Story number twenty.

This is a story about who is having problems getting to work.

A) Alissa is trying to go to work.

She is trying to start her car.

But it's too cold outside.

So her car isn't starting.

She checks the bus schedule first.

The city buses are too slow.

She checks the train schedule instead.

The trains are running on time.

She decides to take he train to work.

She hopes she won't be late for work.

Now the same story told by Alissa.

B) I needed to go to work.

I tried to start my car.

But it was too cold outside.

So my car wouldn't start.

I checked the bus schedule first.

The city buses were too slow.

I checked the train schedule instead.

The trains were running on time.

I decided to take the train to work.

I hoped I wouldn't be late for work.

Next I'll read some questions.

The answer will come after each question.

Answer with me if you would like.

1) Alissa is trying to go to work.

Is Alissa trying to go to work?

Yes, Alissa is trying to go to work.

2) It's cold outside.

Is it hot outside?

No, it's not hot outside.

It's cold outside.

3) Alissa's car won't start because it's too cold outside.

Does Alissa's car start?

No, Alissa's car won't start because it's too cold outside.

4) Alissa checks the bus schedule first.

Does Alissa check the train schedule first?

No, she doesn't.

Alissa checks the bus schedule first.

5) The city buses were too slow.

Were the city buses slow?

Yes, the city buses were too slow.

6) The trains were running on time.

Were the trains running late?

No, the trains were not running late.

They were running on time.

7) Alissa decided to take the train to work.

Did Alissa decide to take the bus to work?

No, Alissa didn't decide to take the bus.

She decided to take the train to work.

8) Alissa hoped she wouldn't be late for work.

Did Alissa want to be late?

No, she didn't want to be late.

She hoped she wouldn't be late for work.


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