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English Conversation Practice - Pesticides
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SPEAK WITH CARL
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STAN: "What are you doing, Carl?"
CARL: "I'm spraying my house with pesticide."
CARL: "We have an ant problem. They're everywhere."
STAN: "How did that happen?"
CARL: "I think we left some food around outside and it attracted ants. Now they're coming into the house."
STAN: "That's terrible."
CARL: "This morning, I found some on the kitchen counter."
STAN: "That pesticide is toxic. You should be careful."
CARL: "I know. That's why I'm wearing a mask. I need to take care of this problem as soon as possible."
STAN: "I understand. My parents had an ant problem a couple of years ago. They used that stuff too."
CARL: "Did it work?"
STAN: "Yeah, but it smelled bad for a few days. They were getting headaches. They came to stay with me."
CARL: "Oh, that's good to know. Maybe we will go stay at a hotel for a few days."
STAN: "You can stay with us if you want."
CARL: "No, that's ok. Carol is so upset because of the ants. I'll take her on a short trip."
STAN: "Good idea!"
1. What kind of insects is Carl having a problem with?
2. Where did he find some this morning?
In his bathroom
On the carpet
On the kitchen counter
In his bed
3. Why should Carl be careful with pesticide?
It stains furniture
It's tastes bad
4. Where is Carl going to take Carol?
To the market
To the movie theater
On a short trip
On a month-long cruise
2. On the kitchen counter
3. Its toxic
4. On a short trip
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