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Read Abdul's Story

Introduction
123_read.mp3    This man can speak a little English. He can not read or write in English.
                He has a problem at work.

01hellomyname.mp3    Hi. My name is Abdul. I am from Morocco.

01iamfrom.mp3    In my country I was an accountant.

02mygranddaughteris.mp3     When I came to the U.S. I needed a job.

02shelikes.mp3     My friend told me about a job in a restaurant.

03wedonthave.mp3     I went to the restaurant.

03wedonthave.mp3     The boss said, "Do you speak English?"

03wedonthave.mp3     I was scared. I said, "Yes." I didn't tell him that I can't read.

04sometimesitell.mp3     I got a job as a dishwasher.

04iteachher.mp3     The boss gave me a schedule..


04iwanthertoknow.mp3     The schedule had: Abdul -- morning shift, 6:00.

05sometimesshemakes.mp3     I came to work at 6 o'clock in the evening.

06sometimesshereads.mp3     The boss was mad!

06sometimesshereads.mp3     He said, "What happened?"

06sometimesshereads.mp3     I was confused, but I stayed calm.

06sometimesshereads.mp3     I said, "I'm sorry. I don't understand. It's 6 o'clock.

04iwanthertoknow.mp3     I said, "Please help me. I am a hard worker."

05sometimesshemakes.mp3     The boss explained the schedule.

05sometimesshemakes.mp3     He told me to ask questions when I don't understand.

04iwanthertoknow.mp3     I will work hard and I will ask questions.

05sometimesshemakes.mp3     I will learn to read and write in English.

Conclusion
45_read.mp3    It is important to ask questions at work.
                Ask someone to explain when you do not understand.