Setting Educational Goals

Gina, Nadia and Kim are students in the ESOL program at a community college. They are talking about their goals with a guidance counselor, Mr. Jenkins.

Mr. Jenkins asks, “What are you studying?”

Gina answers, “I’m taking a computer class.”

Nadia says, “I’m taking a grammar class. Kim’s studying English."

Kim says, “If I study English, then I’ll be able to speak better English.”

Mr. Jenkins asks, “Do you have your GED?”

Kim answers, “I have my GED.”

Gina says, “I do, too.”

Nadia says, “If I get my GED, then I’ll have more job opportunities."

Kim says, “If I go to college, then I’ll get a better job.”

Mr. Jenkins says, “All of you have very good ideas about your goals. Keep planning for your futures and work hard.”

Gina, Nadia, and Kim can’t wait to achieve their goals.


Pronunciation of Sentence Stress

Reading Infusion by: Mirtha O. Martinez (7/04)
Revised 5/10/06


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