Episode 11: Time is money

Business-minded Johnny is busy as always, while Harry has an important question in mind. What is it?

Do the Preparation task first. Then listen to the audio. Next go to each Task and do the activity. If you need help, you can read the Transcript at any time.

Preparation

Before you listen

We suggest you do the vocabulary activity below before you listen. Then listen to the episode and do the first tasks to check your understanding. Finally, practise some vocabulary and grammar.

Exercise

Transcript

Johnny: Hey, Fadi! How’s it going?

Fadi: Fine, thanks, Johnny. How are you?

Johnny: Good, but busy, busy, busy, as always. Time is money – you know what I mean?

Fadi: Oh yes, I do, I do. I’m a businessman myself, don’t forget!

Johnny: How could I? I’m one of your major shareholders!

Olivia: Hello, everyone! 

Johnny: Hi there! 

Fadi: Come and sit over here!

Olivia: Just popped in to see Harry and Bindyu.

Fadi: Not me?

Olivia: I see quite enough of you!

Fadi: You can never have too much.

Johnny: What’s going on with Harry and Bindyu?

Olivia: Bindyu was taking Harry to meet her parents last night – for the first time. She was really nervous about it.

Johnny: Why was she so nervous? Harry’s a nice guy.

Olivia:  Well, she says her parents are very traditional, quite old-fashioned. They might not approve of her having a boyfriend.

Johnny: I see.

Olivia: And here they are!

Harry: Hi! 

Bindyu: Hello, all!

Olivia: Hello there, you two! So ...?

Bindyu: So ... what?

Olivia: Come on! Tell all – how did it go?

Bindyu: With my parents?

Johnny: Yeah!

Bindyu: Oh! So everyone knows now, do they?

Olivia: You know how it is ...

Harry: Well, there’s not much to know really – Bindyu’s family are all lovely people – very friendly, very welcoming.

Bindyu: Yeah! Everything went fine. They really liked Harry, and were pleased for me.

Olivia: There! I told you there’d be no problem!

Fadi: Sounds like you’re in there, mate!

Harry: Hope so ... I’m thinking of popping the question!

Fadi/Johnny: No! Seriously?

Harry: Yeah! I want to ask her to marry me ...

Task 1

Task 2

We use tag questions to confirm our understanding of something. Look at these sentences.

So everyone knows now, do they?
He isn’t going to ask her now, is he?
She will say yes, won’t she?

Exercise

Task 3

Task 4

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Submitted by jmajo on Fri, 13/12/2019 - 14:09

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Thanks for the Episode, I think I'm improving my English level every day using this site, you're doing a very good job with it. :)

Hello jmajo

We are very happy to hear that! Thanks very much for letting us know.

All the best

Kirk

The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by Luis1 on Mon, 08/04/2019 - 17:48

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I really enjoy this series and I want to ask when will series 4 come out? Thank you
Hello Luis1, I'm glad to hear you like the series! I can't give you a concrete date for Series 4 yet but we are planning a new series in the future. Peter The LearnEnglish Team

Submitted by fidaasiddig on Tue, 05/03/2019 - 13:05

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Fado says(you’re in there, mate! ) what does he mean and if it is possible give me another example for this phrase

Hello fidaasiddig,

This is a very informal phrase. We say You're in there! when someone has made a good impression on another person – especially someone they have romantic feelings about.

 

Peter

The LearnEnglish Team