Conversaciones en un Autobús

LOS CURSOS DE INGLES GRATIS PREFERIDOS POR LOS HISPANOHABLANTES

Old Woman and Old Man

 STEP 3

Listening and Checking with transcription

In this last step, listen to the conversation again while you read the transcription. Finally, read the glossary information and notes at the bottom. This step also means good practice for your reading comprehension skills.

An old woman and an old man are talking about an argument they have just listened to onboard. The old woman is rather deaf and her misunderstandings exasperate him. Let's listen to their conversation...

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OLD MAN

Funny.

OLD WOMAN

What?

OLD MAN

I said they were funny.

OLD WOMAN

Oh ... Who?

OLD MAN

That couple. He called her paranoid.

OLD WOMAN

That's certainly an unusual name.

OLD MAN

Not her name!! Pa-ra-noid. She thinks people are trying to cheat her or always take advantage of her.

OLD WOMAN

She sounds like she's paranoid.

OLD MAN

That's what he said. But she said someone had cheated him.

OLD WOMAN

Who?

OLD MAN

The husband.

OLD WOMAN

I mean who cheated him?

OLD MAN

I don't know!! Didn't say. Some misunderstanding probably.

 

GLOSSARY & NOTES

argument: A dispute where there is strong disagreement.

deaf: Someone who cannot hear; deprived of the sense of hearing, wholly or in part.

misunderstandings = misinterpretations

take advantage of: make excessive use of

Source: English Teaching Forum - Authors: Kathleen Seley & Lewis Barnett

 

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