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INTRODUCTION
Chihiro: Hey, everyone! I’m Chihiro.
Ryan: I’m Ryan. As I Said in English, If You Weren't Running Late, We'd Get More Done!
Chihiro: In this lesson, you'll will learn how to postpone an arrangement.
Ryan: This conversation takes place on the telephone.
Chihiro: This conversation is between Teddy and Drew.
Ryan: The speakers will be speaking casually.
Chihiro: Ok! Let’s listen to the conversation.

Lesson conversation

(telephone rings)
Teddy: Hello?
Drew: Hey, Teddy, it's me. Look, can you pick me up at eight-thirty instead of eight o'clock? I'm running a little late.
Teddy: Sure. Why, what's the holdup?
Drew: I need to get a haircut.
Teddy: A haircut? Why couldn't you go earlier today?
Drew: I would've gotten one earlier if I had woken up on time. I didn't hear my alarm clock ring and I slept in... When I woke up, it was in pieces on the floor. I need to get a new one now.
Teddy: You never were a morning person. Alright, so I'll pick you up at eight-thirty. Just don't get the same haircut as the last time you were here.
Drew: Actually, that's exactly what I was going to do. I'm glad to hear that you liked it.
Teddy: Yeah, sure.
Drew: Later.
English Host: Let’s hear the conversation one time slowly.
Teddy: Hello?
Drew: Hey, Teddy, it's me. Look, can you pick me up at eight-thirty instead of eight o'clock? I'm running a little late.
Teddy: Sure. Why, what's the holdup?
Drew: I need to get a haircut.
Teddy: A haircut? Why couldn't you go earlier today?
Drew: I would've gotten one earlier if I had woken up on time. I didn't hear my alarm clock ring and I slept in... When I woke up, it was in pieces on the floor. I need to get a new one now.
Teddy: You never were a morning person. Alright, so I'll pick you up at eight-thirty. Just don't get the same haircut as the last time you were here.
Drew: Actually, that's exactly what I was going to do. I'm glad to hear that you liked it.
Teddy: Yeah, sure.
Drew: Later.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Chihiro: So, Ryan, are you one to be late or early?
Ryan: I usually arrive just on time.
Chihiro: Well, that's a good thing. It's always nice to tell the person that you are running late. In the United States, business meetings and formal gatherings may have a strict time schedule and lateness is not usually acceptable.
Ryan: But if you're going to be late, then it's definitely better to notify somebody. However, between friends, people may find it normal to wait over half an hour to have somebody pick them up, especially if you're waiting at your house. It's always nice to know just how late somebody will be though, that's why Drew tells Teddy beforehand.
Chihiro: Okay so, Ryan, would you notify somebody if you would, say, be about ten minutes late?
Ryan: Of course. It’s always nice to let them know.
VOCAB LIST
Chihiro: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
: The first word we shall see is:
Ryan: to pick up [natural native speed]
Chihiro: to get somebody or something
Ryan: to pick up [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: to pick up [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ryan: holdup [natural native speed]
Chihiro: delay
Ryan: holdup [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: holdup [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ryan: haircut [natural native speed]
Chihiro: act of cutting or trimming the hair
Ryan: haircut [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: haircut [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ryan: to run late [natural native speed]
Chihiro: to be behind schedule
Ryan: to run late [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: to run late [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ryan: glad [natural native speed]
Chihiro: feeling of joy, happiness
Ryan: glad [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: glad [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ryan: alarm clock [natural native speed]
Chihiro: time showing device with a device that sounds at a time set by somebody
Ryan: alarm clock [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: alarm clock [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ryan: to sleep in [natural native speed]
Chihiro: to sleep more than intended to, to sleep past a time you wanted to wake up
Ryan: to sleep in [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: to sleep in [natural native speed]
: Next:
Ryan: in pieces [natural native speed]
Chihiro: broken into small parts
Ryan: in pieces [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Ryan: in pieces [natural native speed]
KEY VOCABULARY AND PHRASES
Chihiro: Let’s take a closer look at the usage of some for the phrases from this lesson.
Ryan: The first phrase is,
Chihiro: "running a little late."
Ryan: This doesn't mean that the person speaking is jogging, but rather that the person is behind schedule.
Chihiro: You can use it when you want to tell somebody that you are not going to be able to do something at the agreed time. Even if you're very late, you can still use "little," with a tone that indicates that you're not just a little late, but very late!
Ryan: The next phrase we'll look at is, when Teddy says that Drew is not a "morning person." What this means is that Drew does not get up well in the mornings. If you're not a morning person, you can be grumpy, moody, or just hate getting out of bed in the morning.
Chihiro: And if you're not a morning person, you might be a "night owl," which means that you stay up late and prefer to do things at night. So, listeners, are you a morning person or a night owl?
Ryan: Let us know!

Lesson focus

Chihiro: The focus of this lesson is the third conditional. We talked about the second conditional in the first lesson and the first conditional in the fourth lesson of this Intermediate series. In this lesson, we will talk about the third conditional.
Ryan: By using the word "if" with a certain grammar structure, we can talk about things that were possible before but are no longer possible now. In other words, we are talking about something that will never be. We often use it to express regret or to criticize.
Chihiro: Drew says,
Ryan: "I would've gotten one earlier if I had woken up on time."
Chihiro: Here, he's talking about a past situation, which is that if he had awakened on time, by now he would have had a haircut. However, he didn't, so he's telling Teddy his excuse as to why he doesn't have a haircut.
Ryan: The construction is the "if" statement with a past perfect construction, and the "then" statement with "would" and a present perfect statement. Which means the verb "have" plus the "past participle" If you want, you can also switch the order of the sentence around.
Chihiro: Okay, so if you don't know already, you need to really know the past participles of your verbs.
Ryan: Definitely. Okay, Chihiro, can you give us an example of that construction, in other words so it's in plain words?
Chihiro: Of course. For example, "If I had woken up on time, I would've gotten one earlier."
Ryan: So the…
Chihiro: "if I had woken"
Ryan: is the "if" statement with the "had woken" making the past perfect construction, and the
Chihiro: "I would have gotten one earlier"
Ryan: is the "would" plus the present perfect statement.
Chihiro: Hope that explains the construction. Now a little tip on pronunciation. The word "would" often gets contracted in a sentence construction. So for example a sentence like,
Ryan: "If I had known, I would have been careful."
Chihiro: Can be contracted in two ways, the first way is,
Ryan: "If I'd known, I would've been careful."
Chihiro: With the "I had" and "would have" contracted to “I’d” and “would’ve”, or
Ryan: "If I'd known, I'd have been careful."
Chihiro: In that one the "I had" is the same contraction, but in the second part, the "I would" has been contracted to “I’d”. The thing to be careful of here is to know that this contraction is not "I had" but "I would"
Ryan: You'll be able to know this by the sentence construction, although the pronunciation is the same.
Chihiro: Right. Let's give a few more examples before we finish here.
Ryan: Okay, how about "If he'd practiced, he would've been better."
Chihiro: "They would've been hungry if they hadn't eaten."
Ryan: The one that Chihiro gave is the same construction, but in a negative form.
Chihiro: Okay., good job, everybody, I think that's enough for the grammar point today.

Outro

Chihiro: Okay, everybody, that just about does it for today.
Ryan: Okay, bye for now!
Chihiro: See you all soon!

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Monday at 04:36 PM
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Hello Shahedriaz,


Thanks for getting in touch.


You can say that, it is quite a casual way of speaking. If you were to say it formally, you might say "I would have come earlier, had I had got a taxi."


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shahedriaz
Thursday at 09:51 PM
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Is it correct to say, I would have come earlier, if I had gotten a texi

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Tuesday at 01:48 PM
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First Conditional: If+Present Tense+Future Tense If he rides his bike, he will arrive faster

Second Condition: If+Past Tense+Would+Present Tense If I were you, I would drop the humor.

Third Conditional: If+Past Perfect Tense+Would+Present Perfect If I had known, I would have been careful.

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Valery
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Hi! thanks for the interesting lesson.

Could you please explain me the following Drew answer: "I'm glad to hear that you liked it." While his friend told him NOT to get the same haircut as previous time. Is it a joke? but, as for me, it was definitely not a funny tone.


Thanks a lot in advance!