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Part 1 of 2

Like to do = Like doing
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Interviewer: Uh, what do you like to do for fun?

Joe: Uhm, that's a great question. I was just asking myself that the otherday.
Uhm, I really enjoy nature, uhm, going for drives, uh, in like,
where the fall foliage is, or like hiking up in the mountains.

Interviewer: Driving and walking?

Joe: Yeah, hiking in the mountains, getting in touch with nature, and uh,I do,
I love going to the movies, and basically the thing I like more
than anything else is just sitting around with folks talking.
That's what I like to do.


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Interviewer: And what do you like to do for fun here in New York?

Marsha: Uh, movies, uh, shows, uhm, bars.


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Interviewer: Hi.

Diane: Hi.

Interviewer: What, what's your name?

Diane: Diane.

Interviewer: Diane what?

Diane: I can't tell you that.

Interviewer: That's okay. And what are you doing
out here on the street today?

Diane: Uhm, actually going back to work. I was shopping
in Saks FifthAvenue.

Interviewer: What did you go shopping for?

Diane: I didn't really go to buy anything,
but I looked around, and I saw adress that was on sale,
and it caught my eye, so I bought it.

Interviewer: And so you bought it.

Diane: So I bought it.

Interviewer: That's great. And, uh,
do you live here in New York?

Diane: Yes I do.

Interviewer: Where do you live?

Diane: I live on 68thStreet.

Interviewer: Okay, and what did you say you did?
Did you say what you did for aliving?

Diane: No, I didn't say what I did. I'm in publishing.

Interviewer: Great.

Diane: Magazine publishing.

Interviewer: And what do you like to do for fun in New York?

Diane: What do I like to do for fun in New York?
I like to get out of NewYork. I like to go to the country.



4 – Robin (male Robin)


Interviewer: What do you do?

Robin: What do I do? I basically, it's, I'm like a mailman,
but I, I carryaround a little computer thing, and I scan freight out,
have peoplesign for it.  You know, deliver like all paperwork,
important documents, and stuff like that.

Interviewer: Uh-huh. So what do you have in your box here?

Robin: Oh, in here I have, I have all my building set up.
This is how… I walk around with it, instead of carrying it all. I push a cart.

Interviewer: Uh-huh. What do you like to do for fun?

Robin:Uh, after work, I like to go home, relax, watch a little TV.
When payday comes around on Friday, I like to go out and
spend my money,you know, go out dancing or whatever.



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Superimposed on screen: This clip includes a preview of "going to do"and the future with "will".

Cathy: When you live in Manhattan, you leave, every weekend, when you can.

Interviewer: And what are you going to do on your next holiday?

Cathy: I'm not sure. I think on my next holiday I'll probably
get married,and I'll be on my honeymoon.

Interviewer: Congratulations.

Cathy: Well, thank you.

Interviewer: That's wonderful. When are you getting married?

Cathy: Uh, we're planning September next year.

Interviewer: Beautiful. And what do you like to do for fun?

Cathy: I love to hike, I like to camp, I like to jog, I work out.



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Interviewer: What do you like to do for fun?

Mrs.Provenzano: What do I like… Oh, I love the opera.
I love the theatre.



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Interviewer: What do you like to do for fun?

Minda: Uh, I like to go to movies, concerts, uh, out to dinner,
socialize with friends and family.


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Interviewer: And what do you like to do for fun?

Steven: Swim, swim and be outside. Anything outside.



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Interviewer: Where are you from?

Melisson: New York.

Interviewer: And are you originally from New York as well?

Julie: Yes.

Interviewer: Yes?

Julie: Yes.

Interviewer: And what do you like to do for fun in New York?

Melisson: Hmmm, well I like to go out dancing, and I like to, uh,
go to auditions, and I like to, uhm, go out to eat, and stuff like that.


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Superimposed on screen: First, a bit of review…

Interviewer: Come on over here.

Eric: I grew up in Brooklyn.

Interviewer: That's beautiful. What's, what's your name?

Claire: My name is Claire.

Interviewer: Claire what?

Claire: Needell.

Interviewer: And how do you spell your last name?

Claire: N – E – E – D – E – L – L.

(Eric indistinct)

Interviewer: Would you intro… would you introduce me to your friend?

Claire: This is Eric Tobias.

Interviewer: And what do you do?

Claire: Uhm, I work at Pocketbooks, a publishing company.

Interviewer: Uh-huh, and what do you do, sir?

Eric: I work at Pocketbooks as well.

Interviewer: Great, and are you from New York?

Claire: Yes, I grew up in Westchester County,
and I live in Manhattan now.

Interviewer: And do you… are you from New York?

Eric: I grew up in Brooklyn, New York.

Interviewer: All right. And, uh, what do you like to do for fun in New York?

Claire: Oh, God.

Eric: Jeez. That's a good expression "Oh Jeez".
Uhm, what do we like to do? Uhm, I don't know, y
ou might want to go running in Central Park, or bicycle riding, or, uh…

Claire: I don't know. I walk around a lot, go to the movies, eat, drink.

Eric: Mostly eat and drink I think a lot. Eat and drink a lot.

Claire: We spend money. You shop.

Interviewer: When you go shopping, what do you shop for?

Claire and Eric: Clothes.

Interviewer: That's it?

Eric: Yeah, clothes.

Interviewer: That's good.



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Interviewer: What do you like to do for fun?

Jill: I don't have fun. I'm a law student, and all I do is study.

Interviewer: Studying, studying.


Part 2 – Do you like your job?

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Interviewer: Do you like your job?

Erin: I love my job. It’s great.


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Interviewer: Do you like your job?

Declan: I do. I love it.


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Interviewer: Do you like your job?

Pamela: Oh yes, I do like my job.


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Interviewer: Do you like your job?

Shari: I hate it!