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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Soumis par Barbora V le lun 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.

Soumis par Emily Mellor le dim 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.

Soumis par Fedaa2001 le lun 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.

Soumis par Fedaa2001 le dim 23/08/2020 - 11:42

Yes and I found it after I call him on mobile

Soumis par Adriana Passador le lun 20/07/2020 - 13:05

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

Soumis par strouzi le lun 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.

Soumis par shahhoseini le lun 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.

Soumis par Dariusz le mar 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.

Soumis par Galina Khinchuk le lun 18/11/2019 - 10:00

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Soumis par vahidvahediasl le mer 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

Soumis par bawk san aung le sam 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.

Soumis par mirko88 le mer 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.

Soumis par Pawani le mer 29/05/2019 - 14:45

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

Soumis par Cherif le sam 11/05/2019 - 13:11

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

Soumis par Estudent le jeu 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.

Soumis par Rkassem le dim 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.

Soumis par TP le dim 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.

Soumis par Kavi le dim 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

Soumis par teddysl le dim 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....

Soumis par JeniCarvalho le mar 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.

Soumis par Rafaela1 le mar 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

Soumis par student_w le dim 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.

Soumis par dimples le mer 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.

Soumis par Rafaela1 le dim 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♪

Soumis par Lanigo le ven 15/02/2019 - 10:04

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

Soumis par cagla le sam 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 :)

Soumis par Ionela Lusty le jeu 31/01/2019 - 20:11

Usually I find someone pretty fast, because I have a good space orientation.

Soumis par Gianfranco le jeu 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

Soumis par sandragiron le jeu 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

Soumis par dariusclinton le mar 08/01/2019 - 05:40

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

Soumis par Alexander Bladeck le dim 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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