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  1. No, I don't like to write letters. I like to write books.
  2. I wrote a non-fiction book with a friend of mine who is a pastor.
  3. I became an author when our book was published.
  4. Now I'm writing some fiction books.
  5. A fiction book is called a novel.
  6. When my novel is published, I'll be a novelist.
  7. It's called writing the rough draft.
  8. I edit the book.
  9. I look for mistakes and I try to make the novel better.
  10. No, writing a novel isn't easy. It takes hard work.


  1. I need to mail some packages.
  2. I sold some DVDs and CDs.
  3. I sent the packages to the people who bought the DVDs and CDs.
  4. First I need to put the DVDs and CDs in boxes.
  5. I'm going to buy the boxes at Kmart.
  6. Yes, I need to pack the packages.
  7. I need to put labels on the boxes.
  8. The labels tell the post office where the package comes form and where it is going.
  9. The post office weighs the packages. (The employee at the post office weighs the packages.)
  10. If it's heavier, it needs more postage.


  1. I have to do some household chores today.
  2. I have to wash the dishes.
  3. I use dish soap and a dishcloth when I wash the dishes.
  4. I use a towel to dry the dishes.
  5. I put them in the cabinet when they're dry.
  6. No, it doesn't have a bag. It's bagless.
  7. The vacuum collects dirt.
  8. I dump the dirt into the trash.
  9. I put the trash in the big trashcan.
  10. It picks up the trash on Tuesday morning.


  1. I was really tired when I went to bed.
  2. I tried to sleep for an hour.
  3. I couldn't fall asleep.
  4. First I tried reading.
  5. No, wearing a sleep mask didn't work.
  6. I tried counting sheep.
  7. No, nothing worked.
  8. I finally decided to get up.
  9. I watched news programs.
  10. I watched TV for four hours.


  1. My parents have a garden.
  2. They plant vegetables in their garden.
  3. They plant vegetables.
  4. They plant onions, tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, potatoes and corn.
  5. They plant the seeds in the dirt.
  6. After they plant the seeds, they water the plants.
  7. They keep the weeds out of their garden by pulling them.
  8. No, the plants don't produce vegetables immediately.
  9. The vegetables from the garden are fresh.
  10. Fresh vegetables are the most delicious.
  1. I have to pay bills each month.
  2. It comes due at the beginning of the month.
  3. My water bill comes due on the fourth of each month.
  4. Yes, I can pay my water bill before the fourth of the month.
  5. I use the city water in my house.
  6. I also have to pay my electric bill at the beginning of the month.
  7. My electric bill comes due the seventh of each moth.
  8. I have to pay my car loan on or before the 15th of each month.
  9. I borrowed money from the bank to pay for my car.
  10. My car loan payment comes due on or before the 15th of each month.








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