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Episode 05 - Speaking or eating?

Sammy and Julia go out for dinner in a restaurant. Why can't they enjoy their meal together?



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Beginner: A1
Pre-intermediate: A2


I tend to give priority to my work, like during a meeting with my colleagues. Luckily, my partner understands the situation and supports me. No problem, I think... ;)

When I go out for a dinner for example I take my phone just if my parents or other important people want tell me. But I do not take my phone for gym or when I am with my wife because that moment is ours.

When i go out with my friends usually i put my phone on vibrate mode and sometimes I'll take call if it's really necessary.

I want to attend this call.
I have to answer this call.
The above sentences are with the same meaning of" I'll just get that"?
Otherwise please give any other sentence with the same meaning of "i'll just get that"
Please help...

Hi Shree99,

For one thing, there can be a difference in meaning between 'I want to' and 'I have to' -- the former implies desire whereas the latter implies obligation. 'attend' is correct and can mean the same thing as 'answer', but is rather formal and so wouldn't be appropriate in as many situations as 'answer' would.

Other examples of things people often say in this kind of situation: 'I need to take this' or 'I have to answer this' or 'Let me get that' or 'Excuse me, but I need to take this call'.

All the best,
The LearnEnglish Team

When I am with our people,I usually attend important Phone calls only .I Just want to enjoy with my friends so I either just ignore calls or send a text message.I don't want to put my mobile on vibrate mode ,because i cant hear that. I just put a different ring tone for very important contacts like my mom,dad,friends in office .I can easily understand whether is it an important call or not.

I just answer my phone, try to finish it as fast as I can, and return with people.

I try to put my mobile phone in silence mode. If it is not, I see whos calling, if it is important I answer and I try to talk quickly to not make feel uncomfortable the people which are with me.

How do you manage your phone when you are with other people?

When i am with other people i try not to answer the phone but if i see who calling me because it may be important to me.

It depends on a person who phones me. If it's important to me I answer that and if it's not important I don't answer that.