RUTH: Hello, my name is Ruth and I'll like to welcome you to another programme
in the series 'Say It Again'. In each 'Say It Again' programme, we look at a
different part of the English language. There is always the opportunity for you to
practice. I have a student helper each week, and today it is Lee Kee. Welcome.
LEE KEE: Thank you, Ruth. I'm happy to be back with you today.
RUTH: Do you remember this?
RUTH: It's Grace and her brother Jim talking about the wedding invitation they've
received inviting them to a wedding. Lee Kee, can you remember what we've
been practising over these last few weeks?
LEE KEE: Yes Ruth, we've been practising using the future tense verb 'will'.
We've practised using the verb 'will' in a sentence and we've practised the shortened
version of the verb especially when it is next to a pronoun, like 'I'll' and 'we'll'.
RUTH: Yes, that's right. Let's now listen again to this drama. Grace and Jim
are talking about that wedding. Listen out for all the times they use 'will' and
RUTH: We've talked in a previous programme about Grace's clothes. Lee Kee,
did you hear what Jim is going to wear?
LEE KEE: Jim said that for the wedding he will wear his navy blue suit and grey
RUTH: I don't think that a suit and tie are what Jim likes to wear, do you?
LEE KEE: No, I don't. I think Jim would enjoy wearing jeans and a tee shirt.
RUTH: What will happen if the weather is hot? Can you imagine how Jim would
LEE KEE: I think Jim would feel very uncomfortable if it's too hot, especially if
he's wearing a tie. Grace wanted it to be a sunny day so that they could take lot of
RUTH: Lee Kee, how will they go to the wedding?
LEE KEE: Jim wanted to take Grace on the back of his bike. But she said no and
wanted to get a taxi instead.
RUTH: We've heard all about Jim on his bike in previous programmes. I think
Grace is sensible to go to the wedding in a taxi. Listen to that part again.
RUTH: So Lee Kee, where is the wedding going to be?
LEE KEE: The wedding service will be in the pretty church in the village. But
what does the word 'afterwards' mean?
RUTH: It means what will happen after the wedding ceremony. And 'afterwards'
means you are invited to the wedding reception. That's the meal after the wedding
RUTH: As always we have a true story. Today's story is that of Elvis Orongwe.
Elvis is from Nigeria. He was captain of the Nigerian football team. A Nigerian
witch doctor gave him a ring that he was told would protect him from danger.
Elvis's story is being read for us by Malcolm.
"We will make you the captain of our team. When we play football in other
countries, you will lead the team," I was told. As captain of the side, I played as goal
But I had a problem. I feared that something would go wrong when we were playing
in other countries. Fears troubled me each time we travelled to a different country. I
was afraid that we would have an accident. So I made a decision. "I will go and see
the best witch doctor in the country. He will be able to do something for me." I
found out where he lived and went to see him. I told him of my fears. He prayed
to his idols and then gave me a ring. He said "This ring will protect you from danger
everywhere you go." I thanked him and paid him a lot of money for the ring.
Time went by and one day, two friends of mine came to visit me. "We hear that you
went to a witch doctor and received a ring," they said. "We know that the ring is to
protect you, but it won't." They went on to say, "You should know that God in
heaven can protect you far better than any ring." They told me all about God's love
for us. And that because he loved us so much, He sent his only son Jesus Christ to die
on the cross to take away all our sins. I thought about this and realised that what
they were saying was true. They told me how to pray to this God and ask for His
protection. After this happened, I thought, "I know, I'll burn this ring and be rid of it.
once and for all." It was as though a huge weight had been lifted from my shoulders.
Since that day, I have travelled to many countries, safe and secure in the knowledge of
God's love and protection.
RUTH: The name of Jesus Christ is a very powerful name. There is still power in
His name today. In the second half of the Christian's Bible, the book of Romans
chapter 10 and verse 12 says, 'Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord Jesus
Christ will be saved.' We're almost at the end of today's 'Say It Again' programme.
Please join Grace and me again next week for another 'Say It Again' programme.
Until then, goodbye from Lee Kee and me.