|Title:||Podcast 7: A complete conversation when you meet someone you know in an informal situation|
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|This podcast demonstrates the kinds of things people say when people meet in informal situations, like at a coffee break at work or when two students meet outside class. In this podcast, you will hear a complete conversation when two students meet in a cafeteria.|
|Jim||Oh Hi John. How’s it going?|
|John||OK thanks, but I am really hungry.|
|Jim||Me too. I missed breakfast today. I woke up late.|
|John||Why? Did you go out last night?|
|Jim||No. I was working on my project until late, and I must have forgotten to set my alarm.|
|John||Oh no. Did you miss your class?|
|Jim||No. I just got here in time, but there was no time to eat.|
|John||I am going to get a burger and some fries. What are you going to get?|
|Jim||I think I’ll get a sandwich because I still haven’t finished my project, and I have to hand it in this afternoon.|
|John||Oh ok. Hey, I am going to the cinema tonight. Would you like to come with me?|
|Jim||I have to look after my little brother. My parents are going out tonight. It’s their anniversary. I would love to go, but I can’t tonight.|
|John||That’s a shame. Maybe we can go out at the weekend?|
|Jim||Yes. That would be better. I will have finished all of my homework by then.|
|John||I’ll call you on Friday and we can make a plan|
|Jim||OK. That sounds great.|
|John||See you on Saturday.|
|Jim||Yeah. See you. Bye|
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Words and phrases
‘in time’: means arriving just before the start time of something i.e. not late, but not early either.
‘hand it in’: to submit a piece of homework or a report.
‘anniversary’: a once a year celebration like a wedding day or a birthday.
‘That’s a shame : an exclamation showing disappointment. It is similar to ‘That’s a pity’ or ‘What a shame’.
‘That sounds great’: an exclamation showing enthusiasm or interest in something. It is similar to ‘That sounds good’ or just ‘Great’.