English Conversation 01

{“en”:”Welcome to English Conversation channel (Tony Carney) Hello Hello How are you? I’m fine. Thank you. And you? I’m fine. Thank you. Where are you from? I come from England. You come from England. Do you like Manchester United? Mm. I don’t like football. Oh. You don’t like football. I see. Why did you come here? I came for vacation. You came for vacation Are you having fun? Yes. I’m having a great time. What do you like the best about here? What do I like the best? Well, the people are very kind.

Yes. The people here are kind. Do you like the food? Yes. The food is great. Is the food too spicy for you? No. I love spicy food. I can eat spicy food everyday. How much longer will you stay here? I will stay 2 more days. Oh Then you will go home? Yes. Then I will go home. Where do you work? I work for a big company. What kind of company do you work for? I work for an import company. And what about you? I work at the bank. Are you a bank teller? No.

Iu2019m the owner. Oh. Hey. How was your vacation? It was very fun. Where did you go? I went to the beach. Who did you go with? I went with my father, mother and older sister. Do you have house at the beach? No. We stayed at a hotel. Which hotel did you stay at? Itu2019s call the Imperial. Have you stayed there before? Yes. Weu2019ve been going there for years. Itu2019s must be very nice. Yes. Itu2019s very nice and not too expensive. Did you play in the water? Yes.

I went swimming and rowed the banana boat. How about your older sister? She does not like the water. She likes to sit on the beach and read a book. What do your mother and father like to do? They like to eat in the restaurant. How long was your vacation? Three or four days. And will you go there again next year? Of course. Hey. Is that Bill? Ahu2026yeah…Ah…

Do you remember me? From school. Iu2019m sorry. I donu2019t remember you. Did we study together? Yes. And we lived in the same dorm, too. Really? What floor did you live on? I lived on the 9th floor. You lived on the 7th floor. Thatu2019s right. How did you know? I would see you in the elevator sometimes. Iu2019m sorry I donu2019t remember you. Itu2019s alright. It was several years ago. Well, anyway. Itu2019s nice to meet you againu2026 Monica Monica Sales, Right? Yes, see.. so you do remember me. Ok. So where do you live now? I live in an apartment. Oh. Do you live with your parents? No. My parents moved to the country. Oh. They must be very happy there. Yes. They enjoyed it very much. So do you live alone? No. I share the apartment with an old friend. Really? A friend? Is it a boyfriend? No. sheu2019s an old friend from school. Weu2019ve known each other for many years. How about you Bill? Where do you live? Oh, I rent an apartment.

I am by myself. Do you like it there? Yeah. But itu2019s kind of noisy. Oh. Maybe you should complain with your neighbors. Oh. no no no. Iu2019m the one who makes the noise. Hey, I like your shirt. Thanks. Itu2019s new. I got it last week. Hah, Did you get anything else? No, just the shirt. Where did you get it? I got from the weekend market. How much did it cost? It cost about $12. Really? That did not cost too much at all. Yeah, Itu2019s a good price. Hah.. Do you like to wear hats? Yeah, I like to wear hats but only in the winter time when it is cold. Hmm.. Do you like to wear jewelry? I just have the necklace that my girlfriend gave to me. Oh What do you think about fashion? I think it isnu2019t imporatant to be in fashion. Do you have pierced ear? No, I do not have a pierced ear. Do you have tattoo? Yes, I do.

What is the tattoo of? Itu2019s a big blue scary monster. Oh, really? Yes. Wow, can I see it? Are you sure? Yes, I am sure. Ok. Hereu2019s my tatoo. Do you have any bothers and sisters? I have one sister. Who is older? You or your sister? My sister is older than me. Do you get along with your sister? Yes. We get along ok. How about your parents? My father died many years ago. Iu2019m sorry to hear about that. My mother is fine. She is very strong and likes to work. What does your mother do? She teaches at a university. Thatu2019s great! What does she teach? She teaches Psych. Pardon me? I do not understand. She teaches Psychology. Psychology. I understand now. How about you? Are you married? I not married yet. I had a girlfriend for many years. But we broken up. Iu2019m sad to hear that.

Can I retun this? What is this? Itu2019s a shirt. Whatu2019s wrong with it? Nothingu2019s wrong with it. It just doesnu2019t fit. Is the color wrong? No. The color is fine. But the size is much too small. Do you remember when you bought it? I didnu2019t. You didnu2019t buy the shirt. Who bought it? My friend bought it. Do you remember when your friend bought it? She bought it last week. Ok. Good. Do you have the receipt? As a matter of fact. I do. Let me have the shirt and your receipt, please.

Would you like to exchange it for a larger size? Can I get cash back instead? No. But I can give you store credit. What is that? Well, the shirt was $19 and 99 cents, right? Yeah, thatu2019s right. Well, I can give you a store coupon, good for $19 and 99 cents. Or you can exchange the shirt for a larger size. Ok. Iu2019ll take the coupon. Ok. Thank you. Do you have a pet? Yes. I do. What kind of pet do you have? Can you guess? Can I guess? Ok. Do you have pet dog? No. I do not have a pet dog Ok. You do not have a pet dog. Do you have a pet cat? No. I do not have a pet cat. You do not have a pet cat. Do you have a pet fish? No. I do not have pet fish. You donu2019t have a pet fish. You cannot guess? Do you want me to tell you? No. Wait a minute. Iu2019m thinking. Give me one more guess. Ok.

Iu2019ll give you one more guess. I know. You have a pet monkey. What? A pet monkey? Why would I have a pet monkey? Beacause you look like a monkey. I donu2019t like look a monkey. You look like a monkey. Ok. I cannot guess. What kind of pet do you have? I have a pet iguana. An iguana? How unusual Where did you get it? From the pet shop. How long have you had it? Uh… About four years. Wow. What is your iguanau2019s name? Ah. His name is Winnie. Winnie. What does Winnie do? Winnie doesnu2019t do very much. Heu2019s quite lazy. Oh. What does Winnie eat? Winnie is a vegetarian. Winnie eats vegetables. Thatu2019s quite interesting. What kind food do you like? I like all kind foods. Really? Can you eat spicy food? I love spicy food. The hotter the better. You are so lucky. Why I am lucky? Itu2019s terrible when I eat a hot pepper. Can you eat Thai or Mexican food? Yes, I can but only if itu2019s really bland. Do you eat out very often? Sometimes.

Do you have a favourite restaurant? I do have a favourite vegetarian restaurant. Are you a vegetarian? Yes. I am. So you donu2019t eat chicken or pork? No chicken. No pork. But I do eat fish. Are you a vegetarian for health reasons or religious reasons? Most for health reasons. Huh. All the talk about food has made me hungry. Are you hungry? Yes. I am. Would you like to go to my favourite vegetarian restaurant? What is good there? Well, of course. The fresh vegetables are outstanding. Sounds delicious. Letu2019s go. Do you study? Yes. I study at the university. What subject do you study? Iu2019m study marketing. Ok. And… When will you graduate? I will graduate next semester. Ok. Will you continue to study your masteru2019s degree? No.

Not yet. What will you do after you graduate? Iu2019m not sure yet. It depends. Depends on what? It depends on what kinds of job offers I get. What do you mean? Well, if I get a job that provides opportunity. I will take it. What other jobs have you applied for? Oh, Iu2019ve made many applications to all kinds of companies. Ok. What kinds of companies did you apply to? Hotels, factories, import companies. What if you get a job far away from home? I would rather stay close to my family What will you do if you cannot find a job? I cannot find a job. I will stay in school and study for a masteru2019s degree. A masteru2019s degree in what faculty? Iu2019m not sure yet.

I have to think about it. Letu2019s get out of the city this weekend. Mm. Thatu2019s good idea. Iu2019m getting sick of being here. Do you want to go to the beach? We always go to the beach. Letu2019s do something different. How about camping? Hm. Camping… That sounds terrific. All my idea are terrific. Do you have a tent? No. Do you? No. But I can borrow a large one from my friend. How about the sleeping bag? Yes. I have sleeping bag. Do you have one? No. I donu2019t. Do you want to share with me? No, thanks. Iu2019ll buy a new sleeping bag. Do you think we should go far, far away? How much time do you have? I can leave Friday after work. I can leave Friday, too.

When will we have to be back? Iu2019ll have to be back by Sunday. Ok. Weu2019ll back by Sunday. What should we do while weu2019re there? Do you want to go hiking? Hiking… Ok. But we shouldnu2019t go far from the camp ground. If we stay out in the camp ground. Will we bring the barbeque? Of course. What is a camping without a barbeque? Will you make your famous hamburgers? Sure thing. Iu2019ll make hamburgers. Should we invite some friends? Great idea.

Letu2019s invite all of our friends. This is going to be fun. I canu2019t wait. Do you have any hobbies? Yes. I have several. Really? Please tell me more about your hobbies? Well, I do like to collect things. Really? What do you like to collect? I like to collect stamps. Really? Where do you collect stamps from? I collect stamps from all over the world. Why do you do that? Because eventually, I hope to have stamps from every country? Why do you want all of those stamps? I think itu2019s because I wonu2019t be able to go to those countries myself. Oh. What is another hobby of yours? I collect beer.

Pardon me? You collect beer? Well, actually I collect beer cans. Ok. Where do you get the cans from? From every place that I travel to. Do you drink the beer? No. Iu2019m not a beer drinker. Oh. I see. What about you? What are your hobbies? Well, I like to read a lot. Really? What do you read about? I like to read about best sellers and I like to read a lot about science, too. What kind of science do you read about? Variety of topics but I specially like to read about the nature and about electronics. Fascinating Why do you like to read so much? Oh, I think it helps me exercise my brain. Thatu2019s a good reason. If it doesnu2019t make you too tired. Alex! Hey. Hey. This is my friend, Bob. He from England. Hey. Excuse me. Ok. Sit down, please. What city in England do you come from? I come from London. Have ever been there? No, Iu2019ve never been.

I hope to go someday. You can, If you have true desire. Have been here a long time? Iu2019ve been here for about seven years. How about you? Oh. Iu2019ve been here all my life. Why have you stayed here such a long time? Iu2019ve stayed here for many reasons. Are you married? Yes. I am. Is your wife beautiful? Would you like to see a picture of my wife? That would be nice. Iu2019m bored. Letu2019s do something. What do you want to do? I donu2019t know Anything is fine. Letu2019s go see a movie. No I went to see 3 movies this week. Three Wow. Why so many? Because I was bored all week. Well, do you want to play some sports? No, I donu2019t want to play any sports. Why not? Sports are fun. Well, I donu2019t want to run around and get all hot.

Yes Itu2019s kind of hot. How about shopping? You want to go shopping? I like shopping. But have to watch my money until the end of the month. Well, we can go eat dinner. Dinner is a good idea. Where would you like to eat? I heard about this new Japanese restaurant down at the mall. Is it expensive? Itu2019s not too expensive But itu2019s not cheap. Ok Well, that sounds good. When weu2019re finished We can go window shopping. That sounds like fun. Oh. And if we want we can play some indoor, air conditioned sports Really? Which sports has air conditioning? Bowling Bowling Right? Great. Letu2019s go. Ok. Excuse me! Yes Would you like some coffee or tea while youu2019re waiting? Yes. That would be lovely. Thank you. Would you prefer, coffee or tea? Coffee, please.

And how would you like your coffee? Two sugars and some milk. Ok. Iu2019m sorry But we donu2019t have any milk. Is coffeemate alright? Coffeemate is fine. Ok. Itu2019s one coffee. Iu2019ll be right back. Oh. Excuse me. Yes. Do you use fresh ground coffee? No. We donu2019t. We use instant coffee. Nescafeu2019, I think. I see. On second thought Can I have some tea, please? Yes. What kind of tea would you like? What kind of tea do you have? We have Earl Grey, Green Tea or Lipton Green tea is Chinese, is it not? Yes. Iu2019ll try green tea. Ok Would you like that iced or hot? Iced sounds nice. Ok. – Not too sweet – One iced green tea Would you like a cookie? Cookie? No.

Thank you Ok How about an apple? Yes. Iu2019d like an apple. Ok. One iced green tea and one apple Iu2019ll be right back. Have you ever traveled abroad? Yes, I have. In fact, I was born abroad. You were born abroad. Where were you born? I was born in Japan. Youu2019re joking. No, Iu2019m not joking. Itu2019s true. I was made in Japan. Do you speak Japanese? No, I donu2019t. I left when I was young. How old were you? I was nine. You were nine years old. And you do not speak Japanese? No. I was 9 months old. Oh What other countries have you been to? I went to Mexico. How was that? I was great. What did you like the best? Well, the ruins were interesting. Anything else you liked? The beaches were nice. Where else have you been? I lived in London for one year.

Really? How was that? I was only 8 years old. You were 8 years old What were you doing there? I went there with my mother. She was working there. Of all the countries you have been to which is your favorite country? Thailand. Why do you like Thailand? I love Thailand because the food is delicious and the people are very friendly.

Hi. Can I help you? Yes. Iu2019d like to buy a washing machine. Ok. Which brand would you like? I donu2019t care so much about brand. So, Whatu2019s are you looking for? Iu2019m looking for good price and good functions. Ok. Functions and price important to you. Thatu2019s right. Ok. First, May I ask you? What size of washer do you need? What do you mean by u201cwhat size washeru201d? Well, like a small size is 4 kilos, a large size is 8 kilos. Do you have a medium size? Sure. Medium size is six kilos.

Ok. I think I want a medium size. Alright. And do you want a one bin or a two-bin washer. Whatu2019s the difference between one-bin and two-bin? Well, with a two-bin washer. You have to move the clothes to the spinner yourself. And the one-bin? It does it automatically. Itu2019s a two-in-one spin bin. Oh. I understand. Which one cleans better? They clean the same. Really? And do the washers cost the same? Well, the one-bin washer is more expensive but itu2019s simple to use. Simple is important. Well, I think Iu2019d like the one-bin washer. You know? If you like things simple and easy. May I suggest to you the fuzzy logic function? What is the fuzzy logic? Fuzzy logic is a special function It makes using the washer easier. How does the function work? Well, You put in your clothes You put in the soap and the washer does the rest. Sounds perfect! This is exactly the kind of washing machine, Iu2019ve been looking for.

Hey! Did you have a good weekend? No. Not really. Oh, Iu2019m sorry to hear that. What happened? During weekend, my house was robbed. (Tony Carney) Your house was robbed? What do you mean? I mean I was not there and someone came and took everything from my house. Someone took everything form your house? Thatu2019s terrible. Terrible. Yes. I think so. Wow… Did they break anything? Yes. They broke a window to get in. Did they take your television? Yes. They took the television. Oh. Did they take the DVD player? Yes. They took the DVD player Did they take your laptop? Yes. They took the laptop. Did they take your clothes? Yes, theyu2026 No. They did not take my clothes. Oh! Thatu2019s because your clothes are old and out of fashion.

Do you really think my clothes are old-fashioned? Yes. I do. Theyu2019re very old. Oh. this is terrible! Fist, my house gets robbed, and my clothes are old-fashioned. Did you tell the police that your house was robbed? Yes. I told the police. What… did they say? They didnu2019t say much They just took a report. Hello Hi! Is this Tina. Yes. It is. Whou2019s this? This is Alex Do you remember me? Iu2019m sorry.

I do not remember you Did you come into the CS computer shop today? I went to many shops today. Where is yours? Our shop is located at the Galaxy Mall. Which floor is your shop on? CS computer is on the third floor. Oh. Yes I think I remember now. What is your name again? My name is Alex Willis of CS computer. Oh. I remember you now. You are the tall person, very handsome? Yes. Thatu2019s right. You have a good memory, Tina. So what can I do for you, Mr Willis? Do you remember coming into our shop and asking about a catalog for computer games? Yes. I remember asking for the catalog. You could not find it. Right I couldnu2019t find it But you have it now? Yes. I have the catalog. Great. Would you like me to keep it here at the shop for you? No Iu2019m not free to go down there anytime soon.

Well, since you cannot come to the shop. Can I send you the catalog? That would be wonderful! Ok May I have your address, please? 2307 T street, Sacramento, California 95610. Ok Was that 2307 T Street? No. That was 2307 T street. Ok. I have your address. And Iu2019ll send it to you today. Great! Thanks. My pleasure. Mr Willis? Yes? I often have questions about computers and games. You can ask me anything It my business. Thanks for that May I have your phone number? Sure. Itu2019s 018675309. Call me anytime if you have a question. Thanks a lot. My pleasure Good bye! Bye Bye! Honey. Iu2019m home. How are you? Iu2019m terrible.

I have a headache. Iu2019m so sad to hear that. What give you a headache? There are so many reasons. Maybe youu2019ll feel better if you tell me. Well, Work is my biggest headache. What is wrong at work? Itu2019s my boss. He always scolds me. Why does your boss scold you? He says Iu2019m lazy and I take too many breaks. Well, do you take too many breaks? I donu2019t think so. Why donu2019t you ignore your boss? I canu2019t ignore him. He is my boss. Thatu2019s too bad. What else gives you a headache? What else gives me a headache? My co-workers! My co-workers give me a headache. Why do your co-workers give you a headache? Because theyu2019re always gossiping. Do they gossip about you? Probably but not to my face. Thatu2019s too bad. What else gives you a headache? Driving! Driving gives me a headache? Why does driving give you a headache? Well, thereu2019re always traffic jams and thereu2019s no place to park.

Why donu2019t you take a bus to work? Take a bus to work? Itu2019s too crowed and thereu2019s never a seat. Thatu2019s too bad. What can you do to get rid of your headache? Easy. I come home and I see you! Are you excited to go to the party? Yes. Iu2019m very excited about the party. Do you think we should bring something with us? Yes. I think we should bring a gift or something. What would be good to bring? What about bringing flowers? But the flower shop is so far away.

Can you think of something else? What if we bring some chips. Uhu2026Someone else will be bringing chips. Can you think of something else? What about bringing food? Well, we donu2019t have to bring food because thereu2019s going to be a buffer at the party. What about bringing my CD collection? Bringing your music CD collection is a good idea but theyu2019re going to have a DJ at the party. What about bringing some playing-cards? You donu2019t have to bring playing cards. Because thereu2019s going to be a mini casino at the party. Really? Thereu2019re going to be a mini casino at the party? Really! Itu2019s true. Iu2019m not kidding. Can you think of something else? Thereu2019s only one thing the party does not have. Whatu2019s that? The party does not have us. Letu2019s just bring ourselves. Yeah…!. “}

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Learn English | Basic English Conversation Course | 12 lessons

{“en”:”Hello. Welcome to our conversation series. These videos are for intermediate level learners of English. In these videos, we will talk about many expressions to help you communicate in English. When you watch these videos you should do 3 things to help you study. First, our teachers may say a word that you donu2019t know. Please take the time to find that word in a dictionary to help you understand the video. Second, you should always try to repeat after the teacher in the video. Whenever the teacher uses some new vocabulary or expressions, you need to repeat how they say it. Last, you should always review and re-watch the videos, and practice what you learned to help you understand the expressions being taught to you. It takes time and effort, but these videos will help you if you watch them with a sincere interest to learn English. Thank you and enjoy the videos. Hi, everybody. Iu2019m Esther and in this video, weu2019re going to talk about how to describe the cost or price of something.

Now this is important to people like me who like shopping. Rightu2026 So, for example, I like shopping, especially for dresses. So, I might say, the cost of u201cThis dress is affordable.u201d Oku2026 u201cThis dress is affordable.u201d u2018Affordableu2019 means that this dress is not too expensive. I have enough money and I can pay for this dress. I have enough money, I u2018canu2019 buy this dress. So, I would say, u201cThis dress is affordable.u201d I can also say, u201cThis dress is inexpensive.u201d We all know what u2018expensiveu2019 is, but we say u201cinexpensiveu201d, so thatu2019s the opposite. u201cInexpensive.u201d u2018Affordableu2019 and u2018inexpensiveu2019 have very similar meanings. Again, I have enough money to buy this. Itu2019s not too expensive. Then we have u201ccheapu201d. u201cThis dress is cheap.u201d Now u2018cheapu2019 is similar. It means itu2019s not expensive, but itu2019s a little bit more negative. If you say that something is u201ccheapu201d, people may think that the quality is not very good. Itu2019s not very nice.

Ok, now letu2019s look at the opposite. The opposite of these words is u201cexpensiveu201d. u201cThis dress is expensive.u201d It costs a lot of moneyu2026too much money. Maybe I donu2019t want to buy it. We can also say, u201cover-pricedu201d. u201cThis dress is over-priced.u201d That means the price is too high. So again, I donu2019t want to buy this dress. Itu2019s too expensive and over-priced. Ok, letu2019s look at some more examples together. Letu2019s look at some examples. u201cThe hat was affordable because it was on sale.u201d u201cThe hat was affordable because it was on sale.u201d Next. u201cI wish this bag was more affordable.u201d u201cI wish this bag was more affordable.u201d Next. u201cThis computer is surprisingly inexpensive.u201d u201cThis computer is surprisingly inexpensive.u201d Next. u201cThese shoes look beautiful, but they are too cheap.u201d u201cThese shoes look beautiful, but they are too cheap.u201d Next. u201cThat jacket is too expensive.u201d u201cThat jacket is too expensive.u201d And last. u201cI cannot buy this over-priced bag.u201d u201cI cannot buy this over-priced bag.u201d Ok, so in this video, we learned that when we want to describe the cost of something, as not too expensive, we say u201caffordableu201d.

Oku2026 Something is u2018affordableu2019 if itu2019s not too expensive. If I can buy it with the money I have. On the other hand, if something is not affordable, if the cost is very high, we say u201cexpensiveu201d or u201cover-pricedu201d. For me, ahhu2026I think some brands like H&M and Forever21 are affordable. Some people donu2019t think this way. They think itu2019s cheap. Uhhu2026sometimes, yes. Some of the items can be cheap. But for me, I like those brands because they are affordable. Ahhhu2026another store that I like, in Koreau2026itu2019s called Zara or uc790ub77c, in Korea as they say. Uhmu2026they have some items that are affordable and some items that are very expensive. Too expensive for me to buy. Ok, well thatu2019s what I wanted to share in this video.

Thanks for watching. Bye. Hello. Iu2019m Bill. In this video, weu2019re going to talk about something fun that people like to dou2026and thatu2019s vacation. We like to go on vacationu2026and we like to tell people about our vacations. Because, if we can make them jealous, thatu2019s even better. Now, thereu2019s two questions here that weu2019re going to use to talk about u2018vacationu2019. One question is u2018where we gou2019 for vacation. And the other question is u2018what we dou2019 when on vacation.

Now, the first question is, u201cDid you go anywhere for vacation?u201d So, vacation time is finished and itu2019s just time to talk about it. So, they ask this question. And thereu2019s different answers you can give. The easiest. u201cYes, I did.u201d But, thatu2019s boring. Easy is not always good because you want to be interesting when you talk. So, someone asks you, u201cDid you go anywhere for vacation?u201d Well, start by u2018where did you gou2019? u201cI went tou2026Busan.u201d Or u201cI went to Jeju.u201d Popular places people love to go to. Or, you could just say, u201cI went to the beach.u201du2026cause people like the beach. So, thatu2019s a place as well. Now, u201cwent tou201d is good to say. You can also go with u201cvisitedu201d. And again, just u2018what place did you visitu2019? We have, u201cI visited Halla Mountain.u201d Oru2026 u201cI visited Haeundai Beach.u201d Those are all good places to visit. But now, sometimes you canu2019t go on vacation.

Something stops you from going on vacation. And, if that happens, you can use this phrase. We have, u201cNo, I had tou2026u201d And we say, u201cI had tou2026u201d because that means something stopped you. So now, it could be, u201cNo, I had to work.u201d Ughu2026 Oru2026 u201cNo, I had to save money.u201d Because if you need to save money, vacation is not a good idea. Now, letu2019s look at some more examples of using these.

The question wasu2026 u201cDid you go anywhere on vacation this year?u201d Answers can beu2026 u201cI went to the U.S.A.u201d Oru2026 u201cI visited Beijing.u201d Oru2026 u201cI was too busy to go anywhere.u201d Ok, now that we talked about u2018where we gou2019 for vacation, weu2019re going to talk about u2018what we dou2019 when weu2019re on vacation. Alrightu2026 And so, when that happens, we have this question here: u201cWhat did you do on vacation?u201d Because we go somewhere, but now we have to do something. Now, the answers are notu2026like before, with the u201cI went tou2026u201d, u201cI visitedu201d.

Alrightu2026 You got to think a little more, but itu2019s still easy. You start with u2018Iu2019, of course. But now, u2018doing somethingu2019, you need a verb. So, you have to use u2018past tenseu2019 verb, because vacation, itu2019s finished. So you have to say things like, u201cI swamu2026at the beach.u201d Or, u201cI swam in a pool.u201d Somethingu2026something like, u201cI hiked on a mountain.u201d Alrightu2026 Just fill in what you were doing. Oku2026 Now, some people, when they go on vacation, they donu2019t like to do many things. For some, vacation is about being lazy. So some people may just say, u201cAhhh, vacation, I just rested.u201d Thatu2019s time to relax. Time to feel good again. Oku2026 Letu2019s take a look at some more examples of these. Now, this questions isu2026 u201cWhat did you do during your vacation?u201d You can sayu2026 u201cI swam at the beach.u201d Or maybeu2026 u201cI rode a boat to Jeju.u201d Oru2026 u201cI just relaxed and read a lot.u201d Ok, so there you have two good and easy questions about vacations.

You have the u201cDid you go anywhere for vacation?u201d, and then the u201cWhat did you do on vacation?u201d. Now, good to ask these questions to people, but itu2019s better to answer the questions because that means you had vacation. So, I hope you can talk about vacations and I hope you get to take many vacations yourself. Alright, see you next time. Thank you. Uhh, Hi. Iu2019m Bill and what I have for you right now are three questions you can ask a foreigner about their country. Because, I know this. People like to talk about where theyu2019re from. Itu2019s easy and itu2019s comfortable for us to do. Now, the first question we have here is this: u201cWhat is the food like in your country?u201d Now, many Korean peopleu2026they say, u201cOur food is spicy.u201d But now, some countries, they donu2019t eat a lot of spicy food. So, sometimes, they might say, u201cOur food is sweet.u201d Or even, they might answer, how do they make the food.

Something like, u201cOur food is grilled.u201d Or, u201cOur food is fried.u201d This is all possible answers. Now, another thing is about the foodu2026is they could talk about what food is popular. Oku2026 Now, just like this: u201cWe eat a lot ofu2026u201d Now, I know from living in Korea, in Korea, u201cWe eat a lot of kimchi.u201d Alright, itu2019s true. Everydayu2026even me. But now, other countries maybe, like America, u201cWe eat a lot of beef.u201d Itu2019s very popular. Oku2026 Andu2026almostu2026not every day, but almostu2026it seems like that happens. Or even, u201cWe eat a lot of eggs.u201d Just u2018what do you eat a lot of?u2019 Ok, letu2019s look at next question. Alright, now here is another question you can ask a foreigner about their country.

And it goes like this. u201cWhat is your country famous for?u201d This is just about what is popular in their country. What do people do? What do people know about? Oku2026 So now, Iu2019m an American, so if someone were to ask me u201cWhat is America famous for?u201d I could just answer like this: u201cMany people know Hollywood.u201d Ya, Hollywood, where America makes the movies. Oku2026 You can say, u201cMany people know Hollywood.u201d Or, itu2019s ok. u201cItu2019s famous for Hollywood.u201d Oku2026 Now, by u2018itu2019, I mean u2018my countryu2019. So, my country, u2018itu2019su2019 famous for Hollywood. We want to change it a bitu2026 We can talk about Canada.

u201cWhat is Canada famous for?u201d Well, thatu2019s easy, we could do, u201cMany people know maple syrup.u201d Very tastyu2026Canadian food. And also, u201citu2019s famous for maple syrup.u201d Oku2026 So, these are two things that are equal that you can use to answer this question. Ok, letu2019s look at the last question, now. Alright, now, hereu2019s our last question that will help you get a foreigner to tell you about their home country. And, it just goes like this: u201cWhat is there to see in your country?u201d Kind of what is famous, again, but something to see. Something to go see at. Oku2026 So now, what we have here isu2026the answer can gou2026 u201cPeople come to seeu2026u201d Now, if the person is form France, the easy answer is: u201cPeople come to see Eiffel tower.u201d Or someone from China.

u201cPeople come to see the Great Wall.u201d Or again, maybe a Japanese person is visiting. They can say, u201cPeople come to see Mount Fuji.u201d Now again, if you travel to another country and someone asks you about Korea, you can just say, u201cPeople come to see Seoul.u201d Or, u201cPeople come to see Kyeongbuk Palace.u201d The famous things to see. Alright, letu2019s take a look at some examples. Question one. u201cWhat is the food like in your country?u2019 u201cWe eat a lot of vegetables.u201d u201cOur food is mostly fired.u201d u201cWe donu2019t eat much fruit.u201d u201cWhat is your country famous for?u201d u201cItu2019s famous for ice hockey.u201d u201cMany people know about our mountains.u201d u201cItu2019s famous for beautiful beaches.u201d u201cWhat is there to see in your country?u201d u201cPeople come to see our old castles.u201d u201cPeople come to see our historical places.u201d u201cPeople come to see our modern cities.u201d Alright, so there you have three questions that you can ask a foreigner about their country.

Itu2019s a great way to start a conversation. And itu2019s also a great way to learn something about another place. I hope this helps you and I hope you can try it soon. Thank you.. “}

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{“en”:”Good morning. It`s seven thirty. I`m Gary Fenton. Here is the news. The Prime Minister is in the United States today… …for talks with the American president at the White House. The talks are very important for British and American… Look at the time! Julia! It`s half past seven. – Your train`s at quarter to eight. – Coming. Is this OK Lovely, dear. Well, good luck. Thanks, Mum. Bye, Dad. Bye, love. Colin. It`s her first day today. What Oh yes. Thanks, Dad. Bye. That`s u00a34.50, please. – Here you are. – Thank you very much, thank you. OK, bye. Bye.

– Excuse me. – Sorry. – Morning, Ted. – Good morning, Tim. – How are you – I`m fine, thanks. And you Good morning. Can I help you Yes, Martha McKay, please. She`s the producer. That`s 5894. What`s your name, please Julia Drake. Hello. Miss Drake is at Reception. Yes, all right. Mrs McKay is in Room 1 2. That`s on the second floor. – The lift is over there. – Thank you. And what`s your address 94 Tindall Street. How do you spell Tindall T-I-N-D-A double L. Thank you. And your postcode Can you repeat that, please KT9 8NB. And your telephone number 01 372 89531 . Thank you, Ms Fossett. Goodbye. – Hello. I`m… – Julia! Welcome to Apex TV. Come in. No, don`t come in. This is my personal assistant, Rebecca Bond. – How do you do, Rebecca. – Pleased to meet you. Come and meet some of the people in the newsroom. Is Frederick in He`s the Managing Director. No. He`s in London. Oh, I see. Right. Well. Come on then, Julia. That`s Tim Barnes over there. He`s a reporter. Tim, this is Julia. She`s our new trainee. – Hi.

– Hi. This is a very interesting story, Martha. Look at this. – Tell me about it this afternoon. OK – Sure. See you around, Julie. Julia. Sorry My name isn`t Julie. It`s Julia. Oh, right. And address has got two D`s. What Address is A, double D. Right. Thank you. Don`t mention it. Who`s that young woman with Martha and Sean Her name`s Julia. She`s a new trainee. Mmm. She`s very pretty. Well, that`s everyone, I think. Tea or coffee – Coffee, please. – Black or white Oh, white with no sugar, please. Hello. You`re Julia, aren`t you Yes, and…

Pleased to meet you. I`m Gary. Nice to meet you, Gary. What do you do I`m a newsreader. Oh yes! You`re Gary Fenton. You`re my Mum`s favourite news reader. Here you are. Hello, Gary. This is Julia. Er, yes, I know. Anyway, I must be off. See you! He`s very nice. Yes. Hi. I`m home. Hello, dear. How`s your new job Tell me all about it. It`s great. Everyone`s very friendly. Well, almost everyone.

No, I can`t make it today, Ellie… I haven`t got time. I have to finish this programme and… Ellie Ellie! Hi, Tim. Good morning, Julia. How nice to see you. Martha, can we take a look at the diary for this week Now Oh, yes, all right. Well, this morning you`re on the food programme. Then this afternoon you`ve got a meeting with Floyd and Hank. That`s at quarter to two. Then tomorrow you`ve got an appointment at the dentist`s… …in the morning at quarter past ten. Marvellous! Then in the afternoon you`ve got a meeting with Frederick. Oh no, sorry. He can`t make it. He has to go to Paris. So is Tuesday afternoon free now No, you have to finish the Videocom report. Oh, hi, Julia. Then on Wednesday morning you`re at the Birmingham conference. – Martha. Can I have a word – Yes, Tim.

What is it I haven`t got an assistant for this afternoon… …for the story about Carl Stalker. You know, the windows guy. Oh yes. Well who have we got Ah, Chloe`s away. Gita`s on holiday… …and everybody else is busy. But I have to have an assistant. Can I do it Can I be your assistant, Tim That`s an idea. She hasn`t got the experience, Martha. She has to learn. And there`s nobody else. OK. See you later. So what`s this job about “Wonderful Windows. Can you believe it “New windows for just u00a3500.” And who`s this guy Walker Stalker. Carl Stalker. He`s the Managing Director of Wonderful Windows. And he`s got his customers` money… …but they haven`t got their windows. These are all letters from his customers. We have to leave at one thirty sharp.

Jason`s in trouble at school again. Who`s Jason He`s my son. Oh, how many children have you got Two – a son and a daughter. What`s your daughter`s name Kylie. She`s 1 3. Jason`s 1 6. My wife Sharon… OK Julia. Now you wait at the corner with one of these. Stalker`s got a blue Jaguar. What does he look like He`s quite tall. He`s got short, dark hair. When you see him, call me. Tim. Tim. Here he is. A blue Jaguar and… Oh no. It isn`t him. It`s a woman. And it isn`t a Jaguar. Sorry. Wait. Yes. He`s here. A blue Jag, registration number S307 ABW. Great. OK. Get ready, Sean. Mr Stalker. I`m from Apex TV. Can I ask you some questions What the…

No, you can`t. Where is your customers` money, Mr Stalker I`ve got nothing to say. Mr Stalker. You and your wife have got a big house… …and an expensive car, but your customers have got nothing. Where is their money, Mr Stalker Look. Go away and switch that thing off. Where`s the money, Mr Stalker Clear off! Are you all right, Sean Great. We`ve got him now. How about a drink Oh, just a minute. What`s the time It`s half past seven. Excuse me. If that`s Tim, I`m not here. Hello Hi, Rebecca. It`s Tim. Hi Tim. Er, Ellie`s not here. Oh, well, can you video the football match for me – I can`t get back in time. – Yes, OK. – Thanks, Rebecca. See you later. – Yes. Bye, Tim. Ellie! – Is Rebecca still at work – No, she`s at home. Oh, are you and Rebecca… – See you at the usual place – Yeah, see you there. Sorry. Are Rebecca and I… Oh, nothing. Let`s go. Rebecca Bond speaking. Good morning. This is Angus Moon from The Modern Woman magazine. We`d like to do an article on the job of a personal assistant.

Uh huh. Martha McKay`s an old friend of mine… …and she says that you are a wonderful PA. Are you busy now Can I ask you a few questions Well, yes, of course. Great. First a few questions about you. What time do you get up in the morning I always get up at seven o`clock. I have a shower and wash my hair. I have breakfast at half past seven. Then I get dressed.

And what do you normally have for breakfast Breakfast Oh, I usually have a glass of orange juice… …a grapefruit, two slices of toast one with butter and jam… …and one with butter and marmalade. And two cups of coffee. You`re very organized. Well, you have to be for this job. And what do you do in your free time I go to the gym three times a week… …on Monday, Wednesday, and Saturday. On Thursday evening, I go to my dance class… Oh, do you like dancing Yes, I do. I like cooking, too. And I love going to parties. OK, Rebecca.

Thank you very much. But don`t you want to talk about my job Well, I have got one last question. Um, do you know Gary Fenton Gary Yes, of course. He`s one of our newsreaders… And he`s a very good newsreader, isn`t he Gary! You… Hey. It`s only a joke, Rebecca. Well, I don`t think it`s funny. Now, I always come on at the end of the programme… …and try the food and drinks. That`s the next bit. Is everything ready I think so. Frederick`s on the phone, Martha. He`s in New York. OK. Five minutes then, Julia. Five minutes, Neil. Some salt in the lemonade. And some chilli powder in the soup. Hello, Gary. Do you want to try it Oh no. Martha always tries the food and drinks. But, um, can I watch If you want to.

Ready, Martha OK. So, this is our lunch for a warm summer`s day… …a green salad, cheese with French bread… …cold tomato and onion soup, and home-made lemonade. It`s time to try it. No. Why don`t we make a change today Here in the studio today is everybody`s favourite newsreader, Gary Fenton. Would you like to try this delicious meal, Gary I bet you can`t wait to taste it. Here. Try the home-made lemonade first. Isn`t that wonderful, Gary Very nice. Now, what about this soup A nice cold soup, eh Gary Come on, a big spoonful. Well, that`s it for this week. I hope you enjoy your summer lunch as much as Gary. Bye. OK. What would you like I`ll have a glass of white wine, please.

Me, too. Home-made lemonade for me, please, Gary. Very funny. Just a joke, Gary. Just a joke. I`ll have a mineral water. I have to drive. – Ice and lemon – Yes please. Oh, I must give Ellie a ring. Two glasses of white wine… …a mineral water with ice and lemon, and a pint of lager. – Who`s Ellie – Tim`s girlfriend. Oh! Aren`t you Tim`s girlfriend Me No. Ellie`s my flatmate. Tim lives upstairs. Oh, I see. What does she do She works in a hotel, so she works funny hours.

Here we are. Nice, cold drinks. No reply. – Morning, Tim. – Morning, Ted. Oh dear. You look tired. What time were you up this morning About four o`clock. There was an accident at the station. There weren`t any trains for five hours. – Terrible. – Oh hi, Rebecca. Hi. Thanks Ted. What`s the date today, Tim What Today`s date. What is it Er, it`s the fourth of October. And what do you know about the fourth of October It`s the day after the third of October Try again, Tim. Think of your girlfriend. Oh no! It`s Ellie`s birthday. But I haven`t got her a card or a present or anything. Excuse me! Oh, sorry! Good afternoon, Julia. I know. I`m sorry. The trains were all late. There was an accident at the station. Is Martha annoyed Well, she isn`t pleased – this is the second time this week. Yes, but it wasn`t my fault today. And you were late last Thursday, too. Well, that`s it. I must find a flat in town.

Are there any places in there No, there aren`t. What about this Second floor flat – bedroom, living room, small kitchen and bathroom/WC. Yes, but it`s u00a3600 a month. I can`t afford that. No, I suppose not. You could try an agency. I haven`t got time. Ask Martha for some time off this afternoon. Oh come on, Rebecca. I was late this morning, remember Well, try it. Martha`s got a teleconference with Frederick all afternoon. A teleconference Yes. Frederick`s in Tokyo. Oh, so Martha doesn`t need me. So let me see – there`s the room and the kitchen… …and the bathroom and the toilet are in the hall. Yes, that`s right. You share them with the people upstairs. They`re very nice people. And how much is it, Mr Jackson It`s only u00a365 a week.

So are you interested Yes, definitely. – The people upstairs – Uh, yes. Reception. Any luck No. There isn`t anything. Everything`s too far away, too expensive, too noisy, or just grotty. Never mind. Look. Come to my place for a drink. It`s a sort of surprise for Ellie`s birthday. OK. Back in a minute. – This is a nice place, Rebecca. – Yes, I like it. This is Ellie`s room. We`ve got this living room, a kitchen and the bathroom`s down the hall… …next to my bedroom. Where do you live, Gary I`ve got a flat just round the corner. Gary`s got a lovely place. It`s on the top floor and it`s got a great view. Tea, everyone There`s a message on your answerphone. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday to you. Happy birthday, dear Ellie. Happy birthday to you. See you later. Love you. Bye. Love you.

Bye. You old romantic. Well, I think it`s very sweet, Tim. Hi, Rebecca. It`s me… Sshh, everybody. It`s Ellie. Hi, Rebecca. It`s me, Ellie. This is just to say goodbye. I`m really sorry about this, but I`ve got a job in a hotel in San Francisco… …and so… well… er… The rent for this month is on the dressing table in my room. There`s a letter for Tim there, too. Can you give it to him, please So, er… that`s it. Bye. Take care. – Oh dear. Poor Tim. – Well, it was very strange. I mean she wasn`t here last night… …and then she wasn`t here this morning and… Look on the bright side. You need a new flatmate now. Julia needs a room, so… Gary! It`s all right, Julia. Gary`s right. The room is yours, if you want it. – What Really – Yes, really. Oh, thank you! That`s great. Wonderful! Oh, Tim. I`m sorry. I`m sorry I`m late, Tim. I had to go to the police station about Kylie and Jason. They…

Not now, Sean. We need to go in five minutes. What`s the matter with him today – It`s Ellie. – Ellie – She`s gone. – Gone – To the States. – To the States She left yesterday. You see, yesterday was Ellie`s birthday. Tim, Gary, Julia and I went back to my place for a birthday drink for Ellie. Ellie wasn`t there, but there was a message from her on the answerphone. She said that she had a new job in San Francisco and well… goodbye. What did Tim do He just walked out of the flat.

He didn`t say a word. It was all very sad and, well, embarrassing. We didn`t know what to do. No wonder he`s in a bad mood. But it`s not all bad news, because Julia`s my new flatmate now. – Come on, Sean. We haven`t got all day. – Have a nice day. There, that`s the lot. Cup of tea, Mr Drake Um, no, thank you, Rebecca. I`d better be off now. – Thanks, Dad. – Don`t mention it, love. – Bye. – Bye. – Bye. – Bye Rebecca. – Welcome to Wellington Gardens. – I still can`t believe it. Why don`t we have a party – a sort of `Welcome to Julia` thing Oh, yes. Great idea. When Next Friday We can invite some of the neighbours and everyone from work. Everyone Even Frederick Don`t worry.

He`s in South Africa for the rest of the week. So who can we invite Oh, what`s this It`s an invitation to our party. A party, eh When is it It`s next Friday. The eighteenth. Tim, here. Great! I like parties. – We can`t come. – But… We`ve got that programme to finish. Can`t we do it another time It`s Julia`s… No! Oh, well… Hi, Tim. It`s party time. No, it isn`t. OK, I think we can take a look at that now. Last year Richard Bennett gave up his job in a London bank… …and decided to walk to the South Pole. Why did you give up your job, Richard Well, I didn`t like my job and I had a lot of problems at home. I just wanted to get away from it all. I wanted to find myself, if you like. So you left England in August.

What did you do first I flew to Buenos Aires in Argentina. From there I travelled to the Antarctic by boat. When did you actually start your journey to the Pole Well, I had to wait for a few weeks, because the weather was very bad… …so I didn`t set off until the end of September. Did anyone go with you No, I was on my own. And did you reach the South Pole No, I didn`t. After about three hundred kilometres I fell into a huge crevasse… …you know – a big hole – about ten metres deep.

Were you hurt Yes, I broke my arm. I couldn`t climb out. What did you do Well, fortunately, my sledge fell into the hole with me… …so I had food, and I had my radio, too. And I called for help. How long were you there before they found you Five days. There was a bad storm, you see. I thought it was the end, but then suddenly I heard voices and dogs.

I shouted and shouted and faces appeared above me. What did you think about, while you were in the crevasse I thought about my life back in England. And the funny thing was that all my problems at home and at work… …weren`t important any more. I just wanted to be with my family and friends again. Life`s very short, you know. You have to enjoy it while you can. Thank you very much. Can I just look at that last part again I thought about my life back in England. And the funny thing was that all my problems at home and at work… …weren`t important any more. I just wanted to be with my family and friends again. Life`s very short, you know. You have to enjoy it while you can. Thank you very much. Yes, that`s fine. Do you want a cup of coffee Tim Sorry. What did you say Would you like a coffee No thanks, Sean. We`ve got a party to go to. What do you think, Rebecca The skirt or the trousers I can`t afford both.

Hmm. I don`t know. How much are they The skirt`s u00a328.50. The trousers are a bit more expensive, but not much. Look. There`s Gary. Where There. He`s going into the Men`s department. Oh, I suppose he`s buying some new clothes… …for his interview with that magazine. Oh yes. What did he say The readers of Stars and Style magazine voted me…

…the best dressed newsreader on TV. Let`s see what he`s buying. Hi, Gary. What are you doing I`m looking for a shirt and a tie to go with my new suit. Are they for your interview Oh, do you know about that Oh, come on, Gary. Everybody knows. You mention it at least ten times a day. Excuse me. Can I try these on, please Sure.

The changing rooms are over there. Thank you. How many shirts are you taking Only the best is good enough for the best-dressed newsreader. Hi, Tim. OK, Gary. What`s in the bags Oh, these It`s my new suit and things for my interview… …about the best dressed newsreader. Yes, we know. Armani, eh Bet that cost a bit. Well, if it`s good, the price doesn`t matter. Did you hear that Yes, he`s even worse than usual. Somebody should do something about him. When is this interview anyway Straight after the six o`clock news.

Psst! Sean! Sean! Gary Fenton to the studio, please. Five minutes. Oh, there you are, Gary. Why are you so late Good evening. This is Gary Fenton with the six o`clock news. Gary, your visitors. Charlotte Mortimer from Stars and Style magazine. Pleased to meet you, Mr Fenton, or may I call you Gary Of course. Now, can we take some photographs first Oh no. We always see you at your desk, Gary. Well, I feel more comfortable here. But I`m sure all our readers want to know if you`ve got any legs. I`d really prefer to be at my desk. Come on now, Gary. Don`t be shy! All right! What are you wearing Er, well, perhaps at the desk is better. What`s happening The reporter`s interviewing Gary. And Gary always enjoys interviews. Well, he isn`t enjoying this one. I think we should give his trousers back now. Why Oh, all right. So when did you start doing that A couple of years ago. Sorry to interrupt. We found these, Gary. Excuse me. Photograph Come on, Gary. Cheer up.

The magazine got photos of you in your new suit in the end. But you looked so funny in those baggy old trousers. Where did you get them, anyway They were Sean`s. Oh no, Sean! So what are we going to do at this school Tim`s going to interview one of the teachers. She`s won the lottery twice. I`ve never won the lottery. In fact, I`ve never won anything! Is everything OK Sure.

Let`s go. Oh! Tim! Are you all right Yes, I`m fine. I`ve just got stomach-ache, that`s all. You can`t work like this. You should be at home in bed. Look. I`ve never missed a day`s work in my life… …and I`m not going to start now. Anyway, who`s going to do the interview if I`m not there Me. Have you ever done an interview before No, I haven`t, but I`ve watched you several times and Sean`s here. He`s filmed hundreds of interviews. No, it`s OK, I can… Ow, ah! Give me your car keys.

I`m going to take you straight to the doctor. Hi, how are you Hi, Julia. Did you get the interview all right Yes, everything was fine. But what about you I feel a bit sore. They took my appendix out yesterday afternoon. I know. I came to see you, but you were asleep. I was with Rebecca. Uh-huh. I`ve never been in hospital before. How long are you going to be in here I can go home tomorrow and the doctor says… …I can go back to work next week, if I want to. Tim. Don`t you ever stop Hi, Gary. Tim… Oh, hello, Julia. Appendicitis, eh Ah no, I suppose you can`t eat anything at the moment. – Julia – No thanks. I`ve had appendicitis, you know.

Have you, Julia Very painful. Now when did I have it Oh yes. I was at school. It must be oh, twenty years ago. Hello Tim. What did the doctor say All clear. And the best thing is I can eat normally again. Good. Er, Julia… … I, em, wanted to say thank you for all your help when… …you know… and well, erm… …would you like to go out for a meal sometime… …just to, you know, say thank you Yes, I`d love to. Shall we try that new Italian place near the museum Mmm. That would be nice. When Is this evening any good for you Yes, it`s fine. Great.

Shall I call for you about eight I`m going to be in town anyway. So can we meet at the restaurant at say half past seven OK. Tim Barnes. Hi Pete… – This is good. I love Italian food. – Have you ever been to Italy – I lived there for a couple of years. – Really It was after I left university. I worked in a travel company. You know, looking after groups of British tourists. Did you enjoy it Yes, it was great fun. I like travelling. What about you I`ve travelled around a bit, mostly in Asia and South America… …but I`ve never actually lived in another country. Erm… You`ve got some sauce on your cheek. Have I Where – Hi, you two. – Oh, hello, Gary. Can I join you I`m having dinner here, too… …but my friends aren`t here yet… You`ve got a bit of sauce on your cheek, Julia.

Thank you, Gary. I can do it. That was a really good meal. I enjoyed it. Yes, me too. Until Gary arrived. Yes. Um, well, I`ve got an early start tomorrow. Yes. So… Yes. Goodnight. Goodnight. See you tomorrow. – Tim! – Yes I can`t find my keys, I think I`ve left them at work. Oh, isn`t Rebecca in I don`t know. Probably not. Oh dear. Oh hi, hi Tim. I heard voices. I`m just on the phone to my sister, so I`ll see you in a minute. Still locked out Yes.. “}

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