Episode 05 - Speaking or eating?

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

Transcript

Sammy: Shall we sit here?
Man: Yeah ... Yeah ... So I say to him, I say 'What?' And he says '50,000'. And then I say, 'When?' And he says, 'Tomorrow'. And I say, 'What?!'
Julia: That man on his mobile!
Sammy: Yeah! And in a restaurant! I mean, it's a bit rude. ... ‘And I'm like, "What!" and he's like, "What?" and I say, "50,000"' ... Oh. Sorry. I'll just get that. Hello?
Caller: Hello, is that Mr North, the vet?
Sammy: Speaking. How can I help?
Caller: I'm ringing about our meeting tomorrow at nine. Yes, I'm afraid I ... I'm afraid we will be a little late. Is 9.15 OK?
Sammy: That's not a problem. OK, see you then.
Caller: Goodbye. ... Rufus, come on!
Sammy: Sorry, Julia.
Julia: Hello, Sammy! Do you remember me?
Sammy: Sorry.
Julia: Oh! Sorry. I'll just get that. ... Hi, Jack! ... How nice to hear from you! ... Tomorrow ... seven o'clock. Great. See you then.
Sammy: Who was that?
Julia: Jack.
Sammy: Oh. He's very handsome.
Julia: He's OK. Jack is my cousin.
Sammy: Oh! I see! Julia, so, shall we get something to eat?
Julia: Andrea? Andrea? Who is Andrea?
Sammy: My friend.
Julia: Oh, she's your friend! Is she pretty?
Sammy: No, I mean, yes. Well, no. Andrea is my friend. But Andrea is a man, not a woman.
Julia: Sammy, my sister's called Andrea. And my sister's a woman, not a man.
Sammy: Andrea's Italian. And in Italian, Andrea is a man's name.
Julia: Really? Well, let's see. ... And is Andrea pretty or not?
Sammy: Julia, give my phone back, please.
Julia: 'Call Andrea'.
Andrea: Hello, Sammy, how are you?
Sammy: Erm, hi, Andrea. I just wanted to ask ... are you pretty?
Andrea: What?!
Julia: Hi, Andrea. This is Julia. I'm sorry, Sammy's busy now. Bye!
Sammy: I have an idea. Let's switch off our phones and enjoy the meal.
Julia: Good idea.

Task 1: Check your understanding 1

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Task 2: Check your understanding 2

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Task 3: On the telephone 1

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Task 4: On the telephone 2

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Task 5: On the telephone 3

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Discussion

Language level

Beginner: A1
Pre-intermediate: A2
If my phone is ringing when I'm with other, I will ask for permission to answer call .
When I am with other people like friends, family or I have some appointment I am trying to put my phone off and don't use it. It's a rude to get the phone when we don't have to.
It depends on how long it is. If it is a short conversation, I get it and hang up qucikly. If it is a long one, I don't get it.
i even when listen to music ,i use earphones because i dont want to annoy others
I switch my phone to silent. The problem became from when I forget to switch on back and in this way I miss call.
This lesson teach me that memorizing and understanding as many as possible expressions in conversation are very important to understand and memorize conversation that we learn/watch/do. This lesson also teach me about complexity of human interaction in simple daily life situation and how important to control our emotion while reacting also solving unwanted situation/problem/trouble, and stay focus to what we want to do in the beginning/stick to our plan while maintaining good relationship with people close to you.
when i am with other people, at lunch, dinner, in cafetteria or other place, i can hardly take off the telephone. i switch off the sound but any time watch if there are notifications or calls. i am victim by telephone distraction (-:
I don't usually use my phone when i meet other people, but sometimes I have to answer the phone if someone calls me.

Hello Alexander Bladeck,

I'll just get that here means that the speaker is going to answer the phone. We often use get in this way for answering phone calls, a knock at the door etc:

I'll get that = I'll answer it.

Can you get that? = Can you answer that?

 

Peter

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