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  • Hello, my name's Benjamin.

  • I'm a lost tourist in London, and I don't know where to go.

  • I'm going to talk to the ticket man in the London Underground and see if he can help me.

  • "Hello, Mr. ticket man. I would like a ticket to Piccadilly."

  • The man starts talking to me: "Blah, blah, blah."

  • He asks me a question.

  • I don't know what to say, so I need to make a noise. "Ah."

  • These are noises that give you time to think about your answer.

  • "Ah, I would like a ticket, please, to Piccadilly Circus."

  • Or, I could say, "Urgh, I want a ticket please."

  • Or "Urm, I, I want to go to --."

  • Or the other one would be, "Mmm, I want a ticket." Okay, good.

  • So then, my ticket man says, "No problem. That will be four pounds fifty, please."

  • I then say, "You know, I think that's a little bit expensive, a bit expensive."

  • So these are all phrases for expressing an opinion - if I think that's too big a price.

  • So I could say, "you know, I think that's too expensive."

  • Or, "I mean, I only really want to go one stop, half a mile. You see, I've only got four pounds. Then, I can't eat."

  • Or, "Well, maybe you could give it to me for a little less."

  • Or, "the thing is, Mr. ticket man, I need to go there as well."

  • These are all expressing an opinion to the ticket man, okay?

  • So, one last way of expressing an opinion.

  • I could say, "Well, it's like this: You see, I want to go to Piccadilly, but I can only give you two pounds."

  • Okay? All ways of saying, of giving an opinion, of starting "I want, I need," okay?

  • The ticket man thinks, and then he says, "Well, for three pounds, I can give you a single. Is that what you want?"

  • "A single? What is a single?"

  • These are all phrases for when I need to think about my answer.

  • So I could say, "Mmm, let me see. A single?".

  • And then I repeat the question he has given to me. Okay?

  • Or I can say, "Um, now, let me think. That might be a good idea."

  • Or, "Just a minute. I'm going to ask my friend."

  • Or, "Hang on, sir. I need to look in my guidebook to find out."

  • Or, "That's a really interesting question."

  • Now, the thing about this phrase here, "It's a really interesting question," it's better maybe in school or university, probably not very appropriate for the London Underground.

  • But it's a good phrase to remember, anyway.

  • Or I could say, "I'm not sure about that. Um, maybe. Could you tell me more?".

  • And then, the ticket man says, "Of course I can tell you more, but you must watch the next video in EngVid."

  • See you soon. My name is Benjamin.

  • Thank you.

Hello, my name's Benjamin.

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    朱朱 posted on 2014/10/16
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