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  • Hello, great to see you here.

  • From time to time, we call on someone for help, go visit our friends, or ask someone to do something for us.

  • In all these contexts, we can usecall on.”

  • In this lesson well see some conversations that show us the use ofcall on.”

  • Practice the lesson by repeating the dialog out loud after hearing it once.

  • To increase your vocabulary a bit, remember to check out and practice the vocabulary section at the end.

  • Let’s get started now!

  • Hey, did you see that the President called on the wealthy countries

  • for financial aid after the floods destroyed much of the country's agriculture?

  • Called on? What does that mean?

  • Oh, called on means a lot of things.

  • But in my sentence it means that the president asked for help.

  • Okay. I never knew that. So what other things does the phrasecall onmean?

  • It can also mean that you are visiting someone.

  • Like inSince we were in the area, I paid a call on my sister in law”.

  • It means you visited your sister in law?

  • Yes, that’s right.

  • Cancall onalso mean to ask someone to do something, especially to speak in public?

  • Like in “I now call on the other party to give their account of what happened”.

  • Yes, that’s right. Youve got it.

  • So what did you do on your weekend?

  • Nothing much. I was in Beverly Hills, so I called on my best friend Cindy and we hung out.

  • That’s great. My friend called on me on Saturday, too.

  • What did you guys do?

  • We went to the amusement park.

  • It mustve been fun.

  • Yeah, it was.

  • Hey, I heard you moved to another house!

  • Yeah. I did.

  • Did you do it by yourself?

  • No, no. I called on my friends to help me pack my stuff and to move it all to the new place.

  • Oh, that’s good. You couldve called on me, though.

  • Yeah. I was gonna call on you but then I thought you’d be busy.

  • No, I wasn’t. It’s okay; next time you can definitely call on me anytime you need help.

  • Thanks. I hope I won’t be moving again soon!

  • Is your work done?

  • I thought it was, but theyre calling on me to do even more.

  • Haven’t you done enough work for them?

  • I’ve done some, but theyre calling on everyone to do more work, not just me.

  • Oh, that’s too bad. But youll still manage to complete it.

  • Yes, I will.

  • That’s fantastic.

  • But next time maybe you could call on Robin or someone else, so that you can work together.

  • Okay, that would be a good idea.

  • Helping by giving money is financial aid.

  • Some students get financial aid from their college to help them pay for school.

  • Lending your friend money is a kind of informal financial aid.

  • Agriculture is the growing of crops for food and other products.

  • Without agriculture none of us would eat.

  • An amusement park is a place people go to be entertained with rides, food, and games.

  • Disneyland is a very large amusement park, but you might have a smaller one in your own town.

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