Episode 10 - Sportsman

Sammy shows Julia some photos of him playing different sports. Why is she not impressed?


Julia: Hi, Sammy!
Sammy: Hi, Julia.
Julia: What are you doing?
Sammy: I'm using my phone.
Julia: Right. So what are you doing on your phone? Are you writing a romantic SMS message to me?
Sammy: I'm looking at some pictures.
Julia: Oh. Can I see? Have you got some good ones?
Sammy: Sure! Do you want to see some pictures of me doing sports? I'm pretty good.
Julia: Why not?
Sammy: OK. Here's one. That's me playing tennis.
Julia: What?! You're not playing tennis! You're just ...
Sammy: Oh! And this one ... this is me and my dad.
Julia: Oh, yes. And you're playing tennis?
Sammy: What? We're not playing tennis. We're boxing.
Julia: Oh, yes. Right. ... Yes, of course you are. You're boxing. Silly me.
Sammy: Here's another one.
Julia: Oh. It's your sister.
Sammy: That’s right!
Julia: And she's ... I'm sorry, what's she doing?
Sammy: Playing golf!
Julia: She's playing golf?! But where's the ...
Sammy: You're not really into sports, are you?
Julia: I love sports!
Sammy: But you don't really know about sports, do you?
Julia: I know lots about sports, but your photographs ... I mean, this one! Are you playing golf here, too?
Sammy: No, I'm playing badminton! Can't you tell?!
Julia: No!
Sammy: I'll show you another one.
Julia: No. It's OK, really. You don't ...
Sammy: So what about this one? What am I doing in this one?
Julia: I don't know. Playing football for England, probably.
Sammy: Oh, thanks.
Julia: Well?
Sammy: Cricket.
Julia: Really?
Sammy: OK. So what am I doing in this one? What am I doing here?
Julia: Jumping like an idiot?
Sammy: Ha, very funny! No, I'm swimming. My dad and I are having a race.
Julia: Right. But if you're swimming, why are you laughing? I mean, you can't laugh and swim fast.
Sammy: Because I'm winning! Look at my dad. Just look at his face. You can see he's losing. And he knows I'm the best. And look at ...
Julia: No. Sammy, I don't want to see any more. Listen, Sammy. Number one, you're always talking about yourself. And number two, you're always looking at photographs of yourself.
Sammy: And number three?
Julia: Number three, OK. Number three, these aren't sport! They're just stupid games on your computer!
Sammy: No, they're not! They're like ... they're like, you know, real sports.
Julia: How, Sammy? How are these like real sport?
Sammy: You can hurt yourself.
Julia: Hmph.

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Average: 4.8 (5 votes)
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Submitted by Superlearner on Wed, 02/08/2023 - 20:52


If I'm in a good mood, I photograph funny situations with the people around me. I also like take foto nature, cars and pets.

Submitted by Dariusz on Thu, 16/02/2023 - 11:37


My pictures usually show nature and my son. I don't have many pictures of myself.

Submitted by Ibrahimyousef on Sun, 20/11/2022 - 14:29


I don't like taking photo.

Submitted by Bardtinova on Sun, 06/02/2022 - 16:05


I don't like taking photos.

Submitted by Pawani on Wed, 05/02/2020 - 12:42

I would like to take selfies, pets, nature and special situation.
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Submitted by TP on Wed, 05/02/2020 - 12:24

It depends on the situation. Sometimes I take pictures of people including myself. I usually like taking photographs of sceneries of nature.

Submitted by shahhoseini on Fri, 10/01/2020 - 06:40

Hi, I have a question about episode 10. What is the meaning of the following sentence, exactly: "You can hurt yourself."

Hello shahhoseini

'hurt yourself' means to cause injury (hurt) to yourself. In this case, Sammy is saying that video games are sports because when you're playing video games you can get hurt. Julia doesn't seem to agree and is not impressed!

All the best


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Submitted by Dariusz on Sun, 24/11/2019 - 16:38

I don't have many photos of myself but I have a lot of photos of scenery and mine son.