Luke and Sandra are going to have a baby. Sandra is seven months pregnant, so they expect the baby will come in the middle of May. They are both excited and a little nervous about becoming parents for the first time.
When the baby comes, Sandra is going to take a six-month leave of absence from her job. She wants to spend a lot of time with her new baby. After that, she will go back to work, and then Luke will stay home with the baby. Right now he's a student studying law, but he'll be finished with law school by the end of this year.
To prepare for the baby's arrival, Sandra's family and friends are having a baby shower for her. This is her first baby, so she needs a lot of things: a crib, a baby carrier, a high chair, baby clothes, baby bottles, and a lot of diapers.
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Now you try it. Read the paragraph above. If you have a microphone, you can record your voice. Then click on "Play" and compare your recording to mine.
How much do you remember from the reading? Fill in the blanks.
1. Luke and Sandra are going to _______ a baby.
2. They are excited and nervous _________ becoming parents for the first time.
3A: Who will stay home with the baby first?
3B: _________ is going to stay home with the baby first.
4A: What is Luke ___________ right now?
4B: He's studying law.
5A: Who's having a baby shower for Sandra?
5B: ________ family and friends are having a baby shower for her.