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Episode 05 - Speaking or eating?

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

Transcripts

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

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Language level

Beginner: A1
Pre-intermediate: A2

Comments

I'll put on silence or other time I let my phone in the purse

I'll just swicth it off and switch on after the diner.

i put it in silent mode

What mean I'll just get that? Are there other forms to say it?

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

The LearnEnglish Team

Thank you. Your explanation is very helpful.

Thanks ♥

Wow thank you a lot Peter I learned something new.

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