Episode 04 - Where are you?

Sammy and Julia are happy to go shopping together. What could possibly go wrong?


Julia: I love this department store.
Sammy: Me, too. Oh!
Julia: What's wrong?
Sammy: I haven't got any money.
Julia: There's a cashpoint just down the road. There! Next to the traffic lights.
Sammy:  Oh, yes. I'll see you in five minutes?

Sammy: Hi, Julia? I'm here.
Julia: Oh, that was quick.
Sammy: Where are you?
Julia: Take the lift. And when you come out, go straight on, then left a bit and you'll see me.
Sammy: Great.
Sammy: Take the lift, come out, go straight on, then left a bit and you'll see me.

Sammy: '… come out of the lift, go straight on, then left a bit and you'll see me.' But where? There's nobody here. ... Julia, hi.
Julia: Are you coming?
Sammy: Am I coming? Julia, I'm here. Where are you?
Julia: You're here? Sammy, I'm here. And I don't know where you are, but you're definitely not here.
Sammy: No, no, you're right. I'm not here. Look, I can see shoes. Are you near shoes?
Julia: Yes, I am.
Sammy: Really?!?
Julia: Yes. Can you see the trousers? Jeans, shorts ...
Sammy: Yes.
Julia: I'm near the trousers, looking at the dresses.
Sammy: Dresses?! Julia, there aren't any dresses.
Julia: Yes, there are, Sammy. And I'm looking at them now ...
Sammy: No, there aren't! Not on this floor ...
Julia: 'Not on this floor'? Sammy, which floor are you on?
Sammy: Basement. Men's clothes.
Julia: Women's clothes, Sammy. First floor.
Sammy: Julia, you said, 'take the lift'.
Julia: Look, I'll see you in two minutes.
Sammy: OK.

Sammy: Julia!
Julia: Sammy!

Task 1: Check your understanding 1


Task 2: Check your understanding 2


Task 3: Directions 1


Task 4: Directions 2


Task 5: Clothes


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Submitted by Bardtinova on Mon, 24/01/2022 - 10:48


I always arrange to meet at the entrance.

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Submitted by Barbora V on Mon, 26/10/2020 - 14:42

I lost my 3 year old dauther once in department store. I had to ask for help a security service. They found her in 2 minutes but in the meantime I almost died.

Submitted by Emily Mellor on Sun, 11/10/2020 - 09:12

Yes. When I dated with my boyfriend in hypermarket, I was on the first floor and looking for new books. He didn't know where I was, so he called me and asked me where I was. He have never been there. I told him to go up the escalator and I would come there.

Submitted by Fedaa2001 on Mon, 24/08/2020 - 11:20

Yes when I went for shopping with my mam I wnet to buy shoes after that I didn't saw her so I called on her mobile and I found my mam in ground floor.

Submitted by Fedaa2001 on Sun, 23/08/2020 - 11:42

Yes and I found it after I call him on mobile
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Submitted by Adriana Passador on Mon, 20/07/2020 - 13:05

Do not. we agreed to meet at the main door of the mall

Submitted by strouzi on Mon, 13/01/2020 - 10:19

Few years ago I had a hard time finding my car in a park. It took me about 45 minutes to find it.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Mon, 06/01/2020 - 13:44

Several years ago, my family and I traveled to a city. I took a hotel. My son was very small and we lost him. I had a hard time finding him.

Submitted by Dariusz on Tue, 19/11/2019 - 23:43

I don't remember a hard time finding in public place but I have had similar in other places. Recently I had the situation when I visited my friend in hospital. there was a little problem to find a hospital room where he was lying.

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Submitted by tenedos on Thu, 03/10/2019 - 19:38

It never happens to me.

Submitted by vahidvahediasl on Wed, 04/09/2019 - 10:29

someday i with my sistetr went to resturant...whean we ate food and we wanted to pay money ..i understood didnt have money...its was very bad moment

Submitted by bawk san aung on Sat, 31/08/2019 - 11:48

I am bad in sort term memory. I usually lost my usual way. May be i used to follow someone all the time. So, I make unique technique to remember my usual way all the time.
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Submitted by mirko88 on Wed, 05/06/2019 - 22:05

I have had hard time finding someone in a public space, actually in the world's biggest mall in Dubai. I was looking for my friend who had already waited for me. She was upset cause I could not find her.

Submitted by Pawani on Wed, 29/05/2019 - 14:45

Actually I'll stop a one place and make a call to his mobile phone.

Submitted by Cherif on Sat, 11/05/2019 - 13:11

it often happens to me to lose my wife in stores too

Submitted by Estudent on Thu, 04/04/2019 - 11:11

Yes, last day I had hard time finding my son. It was only five years old and he's going to go home by himself. He crossed the street. Fortunately a woman yelled at me from the window "over there, over there" oh thank a lot.
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Submitted by Rkassem on Sun, 17/03/2019 - 10:02

Actually it was a dramatically scene my mobile phone wasn't enough charged and the place was very traffic with people and couldn't get in touch with her but I thought then I can wait her outside and finally after 2 hours of waiting I found her.
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Submitted by TP on Sun, 17/03/2019 - 03:00

Nowadays almost everyone of us have mobile phones. It isn't much difficult to find someone. However, back in my childhood I have faced such incidents finding my mum or dad. I felt like I was lost forever.

Submitted by Kavi on Sun, 17/03/2019 - 03:00

One day I went to shopping with my sister and I forgot my vault.we selected the beautiful frock and when we went to pay the bill,I saw I have not my vault in my bag
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Submitted by teddysl on Sun, 17/03/2019 - 02:55

if i had to find someone i ask him or her to come to cashier or some other special place and i will waiting....

Submitted by JeniCarvalho on Tue, 12/03/2019 - 13:56

Someday, when i knew my boyfriend we found in a shopping. It was funny to remember because we were so nervous and i arrived first and stay waiting for his in front a library. I like so much to remember this day.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Tue, 05/03/2019 - 12:59

Where are you? Where have you gone without me? I thought you cared about me, where are you? Frank ٩( ⺤◊⺤)۶

Submitted by student_w on Sun, 24/02/2019 - 16:52

one time, i was in south italy in holiday and i went to sea with my girlfriend. we would met with any friends that were already on the sea. when we came near the beach we called our friends to know where they were, asking the colour of their beach umbrella. they answered us, but with hundreds of umbrellas on the beach, was very hard to find them. after we checked all umbrella with the same colour, we found them.

Submitted by dimples on Wed, 20/02/2019 - 13:55

I had a problem finding someone many times. We always call each other and find ourselves looking for a characteristic place.
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Submitted by Rafaela1 on Sun, 17/02/2019 - 00:27

When shopping, we usually decide a meeting spot and time not to waste time in looking for the other. d(ゝc_,・。)OK♪

Submitted by Lanigo on Fri, 15/02/2019 - 10:04

Ohh...it often happens in supermarket :) When I cannot find someone usually I use the mobile phone.

Submitted by cagla on Sat, 09/02/2019 - 14:31

ı usually lose my way so that ı have a lot of hard times to find someone in a public place. ı have been living in ankara, turkey for 5 years and sometimes ı can't find my home :)

Submitted by Ionela Lusty on Thu, 31/01/2019 - 20:11

Usually I find someone pretty fast, because I have a good space orientation.
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Submitted by Gianfranco on Thu, 24/01/2019 - 22:39

Not in a public place but sometimes in the university I have hard times finding with a friend in a library for example

Submitted by sandragiron on Thu, 10/01/2019 - 10:56

I think that many times we don't listen carefully indications and we assume where is a person who are looking for . In this way we lose a lot information
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Submitted by dariusclinton on Tue, 08/01/2019 - 05:40

I'll tell him to come at the start point, in this case the entry of the store.

Submitted by esrahassan on Tue, 08/01/2019 - 05:36

somtimes but i use mobile to find them
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Submitted by Alexander Bladeck on Sun, 06/01/2019 - 23:59

I like when Sammy says: "there is anybody here", but what is the difference between anybody and anyone, everybody and everyone?

Hello Alexander Bladeck,

There is no difference in meaning between anybody and anyone, somebody and someone etc. Forms with ~one are perhaps a little more formal and less common in everyday speech, but even here it is a very subtle difference.



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