Episode 07: Dumped?

Episode 07: Dumped?

Sarah is angry with Carlos for working as a chef in the café. Is she going to dump him?

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Carlos: Listen, Sarah, I just don’t get what the problem is! I’m only helping out here in the café. It’ll only be for a bit, Tony’ll be back next week.

Sarah: I just thought you wanted more than to make sandwiches in a little café.

Carlos: It’s quite a nice café!

Sarah: Well, yeah, I know it is. I mean, it’s a good place for us all to meet up and hang out, but, well, you know ... I thought you wanted to own a proper restaurant.

Carlos: I do!

Sarah: And when’s that going to happen?

Carlos: I ... I don’t really know ... when I’ve got enough money.

Sarah: And when will that be? 

Carlos: Don’t really know ... soon – I hope!

Sarah: Well, let me know when it happens!

Carlos: Sarah – I’m not sure what you mean.

Sarah: I just, I just think perhaps we should take it easy for a bit, maybe stop seeing each other for a while.

Carlos: Oh. Well ... OK ... I guess ... Whatever.

Sarah: Bye now ... I’ll see you around, OK?

Fadi: Hi, Carlos!

Carlos: Hello there.

Fadi: What’s up, mate?

Carlos: Oh ... Nothing.

Fadi: Don’t believe you. Go on!

Carlos: I’m just a bit fed up of working here.

Fadi: Well, Tony’s back next week, isn’t he?

Carlos: Yeah. That’s not all.

Fadi: What else?

Carlos: Sarah doesn’t want to go out with me any more.

Fadi: Oh. Sorry to hear that ... Well, never mind. Perhaps you’ll make it up.

Carlos: Yeah. Maybe. Hope so.

Fadi: Olivia! Hi! Just the girl I wanted to see!

Olivia: Why’s that?

Fadi: Well, a couple of reasons ...

Olivia: Go on.

Fadi: First, you know the business me and Harry and Johnny are starting?

Olivia: “FindLondon”? The tourist help service?

Fadi: Yeah, that’s it. Well, we need some more capital. I wondered if you wanted to be in on it.

Olivia: Thanks, but no thanks! Like I already said, Fadi, I’ve got enough to do running my own business!

Fadi: OK, fair enough. 

Olivia: What was the other thing?

Fadi: Oh, yeah. I was wondering if you wanted to come out on Friday night? Go see a movie, go for a drink maybe ...

Olivia: Oh ... Thanks, Fadi, but it’ll have to be a no on that one too – I’m looking after Joe on Friday.

Fadi: Joe, your nephew? Oh. He’s always around, isn’t he?

Olivia: Family is important, Fadi!

Fadi: You sound like my dad.

Fadi: Listen, you do want us to carry on seeing each other, don’t you?

Olivia: Yeah ... But nothing serious, eh? Let’s just keep it casual.

Fadi: OK ... Hey, Carlos! I think that’s two of us!

Task 1

Task 2

Task 3

Look at these two sentences with 'enough'.

I have got enough money to invest in the business.
He is good enough to work as a professional chef.

We use 'enough' before nouns but after adjectives.


Task 4

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Submitted by nikoslado on Tue, 24/12/2019 - 23:46

Dear Team,in Task 1it says:''Choose the name of the characters who said each thing in this episode.'' Because it's about rather their thoughts than their saying (they don't say these things,but maybe they think or feel like this), there should be a different wording or formulation of the exercise.Am I right?

Hello nikoslado,

Yes, you are correct that the exercise is about thoughts or intentions rather than words. We can use 'say' to mean 'communicate' in more general terms, however. For example, we can talk about what people 'say' through body language or facial expressions, or even in writing.



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Submitted by jmajo on Wed, 27/11/2019 - 14:37

Thanks for the Episode, it was really helpful.

Submitted by thiagocrvg on Thu, 31/01/2019 - 01:17

Hello, When Faid said to Carlos: “Perhaps you’ll make it up”. What does Fadi mean? Thank you, Thiago.
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Submitted by Peter M. on Thu, 31/01/2019 - 07:31

In reply to by thiagocrvg


Hello thiagocrvg,

When people have had an argument and they get back on friendly terms we say that they have made it up. You can also say that one person has made up with the other person.



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Submitted by truc91 on Thu, 13/07/2023 - 02:12

In reply to by thiagocrvg


"make it up to someone" is an idiom. It's mean to do something good for someone you have upset, in order to become friends with them again. Ex: I'm sorry we can't take you with us, but I promise I'll make it up to you somehow.