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Arunima: Going on a blind date for me is the worst. If it's on, let's say, a dating app, they've seen pictures of me in the wheelchair, they've asked the questions that they need to ask and they've made an informed decision about the fact that they want to turn up.
Waiter: It'll be all right.
Waiter: Of course. The tension is good.
Arunima: Tension is never good.
Waiter: But the thing is, you carry it very well. You're full of life and energy, I can tell.
Arunima: I'm so scared because he doesn't have a clue that I'm in a wheelchair. I don't want him to think that he's wasted his time.
Commentator: Arunima's blind date is veterinary surgeon Simon.
Waiter: How are you?
Simon: Very well, thank you. How are you?
Waiter: Very well, thank you. What's your name?
Commentator: He already has one significant other in his life.
Simon: My dog's called Oliver. He's probably my most important relationship at the minute.
Waiter: How are you feeling?
Simon: A bit nervous.
Simon: I broke up with my girlfriend back in the summer, so now I'm ready to find someone new. Watching a film on your own's not as fun.
Waiter: Would you like to follow me?
Simon: Oliver doesn't get the films either. He doesn't get the plots, it's … He doesn't get the jokes, it's … it's not as good.
Arunima: Arunima. Nice to meet you. How are you doing?
Simon: We're going two?
Arunima: Two! We’re going to go two!
Arunima: I'm scared!
Simon: You're scared?
Arunima: Are you a little bit scared?
Simon: A little bit nervous.
Arunima: It'll all be fine, though.
Simon: It'll be all right. We'll have a bit of fun.
Arunima: Yeah, good.
Simon: Where have you come from, then?
Simon: Oh, are you London-based?
Arunima: Yeah, yeah. You?
Simon: Yeah, Kingston. Well, I was working this morning. I'm a vet so I had to check on some patients this morning.
Arunima: I prefer animals to people.
Simon: So do I.
Arunima: Yeah, in every single way.
Arunima: I think when you enter a room and you see somebody that you might be interested in, you make a judgement within five seconds. And with me, I'm worrying constantly what that other person's thinking.
Arunima: The dream is to have a dog. Well, to have, like, a little sidecar and it can just ride along with me.
Arunima: I really have to rely on the person that's looking at me to see me and not the chair.
Simon: Well, I've got a dog. It can work!
Simon: Yeah, so …
Arunima: What's his name?
Arunima: You should have asked if you could have brought him!
Arunima: You know, once we're sat down and chatting and I can … I feel that the other person's OK with it, I'm all right, I'm good to go.
Arunima: All right. Let's cheers to our date.
Arunima: Cheers. I'm a bit less nervous now, so …
Simon: We've settled in quite well. Have you?
Arunima: I know. We've grooved in, haven't we?