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INTRODUCTION
Chihiro: Hi everyone, I’m Chihiro.
Daniel: Daniel here. Ordering Pizza Part 1.
Daniel: In this lesson, you will learn how to order pizza.
Chihiro: This conversation takes place on the phone.
Daniel: The conversation is between a customer and the pizza shop staff.
Chihiro: The speakers have never met, but the conversation is casual.
Daniel: Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Shop Staff: Rock 'n' Roll Pizza!
Yu: Hi, I'd like to order a pizza.
Shop Staff: Sure. What kind of pizza would you like?
Yu: What do you recommend?
Shop Staff: I personally like the Beatles Deluxe, Elvis Pelvis, and Imagine that, John.
Yu: What do they have on them?
Shop Staff: Well, the Beatles Deluxe has pepperoni shaped like musical notes, the Elvis Pelvis has anchovies shaped like a pelvis, and the Imagine that, John is a pizza with no borders, I mean crust. Get it? No border. No crust. Okay.
Yu: Umm. I'll try the Beatles Deluxe, please.
Shop Staff: What kind of topping would you like?
Yu: Mushrooms and anchovies.
Shop Staff: All right. It's Deadhead 'shrooms and Bon Jovi anchovies. What size?
Yu: What sizes do you have?
Shop Staff: Medium and Elvis. A medium is about 12 inches in diameter and an Elvis is about 20 inches. Remember?
Elvis got pretty fat at the end. He, he.
Yu: Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get it. I'll have a medium.
Shop Staff: What kind of crust would you like?
Yu: What kind of crusts do you have?
Shop Staff: We have soft crusts, cheese crusts, and the Karen Carpenter crust. The Karen Carpenter crust is very thin. 'Cuz, ‘cuz yeah, you know, she was really skinny! Get it?
Yu: Uhh, yeah. I'd like the Karen Carpenter crust.
Shop Staff: Can I get you anything else?
Yu: Yes. Two medium Cokes and two Caesar salads, please.
Shop Staff: So that's two Rockin' Cokes and two Rockin' Caesar salads. Thank you very much. That'll be $28. Our delivery guy will be over in about thirty minutes. Thank you for calling. Keep on rockin' with Rock 'n' Roll Pizza!
Yu: Thank you.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Daniel: That was a very interesting shop assistant...
Chihiro: Yeah, to say the least! Some of you may have noticed that the names of many of these pizzas are from very famous iconic past singers. The Beatles were a very popular British rock band in the 60's made up of four young men, one being John Lennon.
Daniel: I think I’ve heard of him. I’ve also heard of Elvis Presley who was another singer around the same time who touched on a wide variety of music which included rock.
Chihiro: And Bon Jovi is yet another popular rock group that broke out in the 80's and is still popular today.
Daniel: And the fans for the band the Grateful Dead are called Deadheads.
Chihiro: So, as you can see, this pizza shop sticks to its Rock 'n Roll theme by naming their food after well-known rock bands!
Daniel: That’s right. Alright, now, let's move on to the vocabulary for this lesson
VOCAB LIST
Daniel: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
The first word is…
Chihiro: to recommend [natural native speed]
Daniel: to endorse, to speak well of, to suggest
Chihiro: to recommend [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: to recommend [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: border [natural native speed]
Daniel: a line separating land
Chihiro: border [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: border [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: musical note [natural native speed]
Daniel: music notation representing the pitch and duration of a sound
Chihiro: musical note [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: musical note [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: crust [natural native speed]
Daniel: bread used to make pizza
Chihiro: crust [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: crust [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: pelvis [natural native speed]
Daniel: wide, curved bone between the leg bones and the spine
Chihiro: pelvis [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: pelvis [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: topping [natural native speed]
Daniel: smaller food that is added on top of another food
Chihiro: topping [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: topping [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: deluxe [natural native speed]
Daniel: of better quality than the others of its kind
Chihiro: deluxe [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: deluxe [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next.
Chihiro: to imagine [natural native speed]
Daniel: to form an idea in your mind
Chihiro: to imagine [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: to imagine [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Daniel: Let’s have a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Chihiro: The first phrase we’ll look at is, “I personally like....” This is used when someone talks about what they like and makes a suggestion to other people. You can also say, “I personally recommend.” In the dialogue, the shop staff says,
Daniel: “I personally like the Beatles Deluxe.”
Chihiro: Which means that in his opinion, the Beatles Deluxe is good. Daniel, can you give us another example?
Daniel: Sure, how about, “I personally recommend the action movie.”
Chihiro: This means that Daniel liked the action movie and suggests that it is a good movie to watch. He's not, however, certain that other people will like it.
Daniel: Sounds good. The other phrase we'll look at today is, “Get it?” This is an informal way of asking if the other person understands. In the dialogue the shop staff says,
Chihiro: “And Imagine That, John is a pizza with no borders, I mean crust. Get it? No border. No crust.”
Daniel: He's asking the customer if he understands the reason for the name of the pizza. Another example is,
Chihiro: “I get the joke, but he didn't get it.”
Daniel: Which means that the speaker understood the joke, but the other person did not.
Chihiro: Okay, let’s take a look at the grammar for this lesson.

Lesson focus

Daniel: Let's look at the modal verb “would.” “Would” can be used to make polite requests and offers. “Would” is the past tense form of “will” and so it sounds less direct and more polite. It is often combined with the word “like” to talk about what people want to do or have.
Chihiro: Like other modal verbs, “would” follows the formation pattern of other auxiliary verbs. In a statement, the order is subject + “would” + verb. For example, in the dialogue, “I'd like to order a pizza,” is a statement.
Daniel: In the question form, the order is “would” + subject + verb. For example, “Would you like to see the kitchen?”
Chihiro: When using modals like “would,” the word “to” is not used before the infinitive, which is the dictionary verb form “like” with other kinds of verbs. For example, I cannot say, “I would to like some coffee,” but rather, “I would like some coffee.”
Daniel: Right, also in the case of a question and negative form, the auxiliary word “do” is not used, since “would” is already an auxiliary itself. For example, “Would you mind standing?” can never be, “Do you would mind standing?”

Outro

Daniel: That just about does it for today. Good bye, everyone.
Chihiro: Bye for now.
REPETITION OF DIALOGUE
Shop Staff: Rock 'n' Roll Pizza!
Yu: Hi, I'd like to order a pizza.
Shop Staff: Sure. What kind of pizza would you like?
Yu: What do you recommend?
Shop Staff: I personally like the Beatles Deluxe, Elvis Pelvis, and Imagine that, John.
Yu: What do they have on them?
Shop Staff: Well, the Beatles Deluxe has pepperoni shaped like musical notes, the Elvis Pelvis has anchovies shaped like a pelvis, and the Imagine that, John is a pizza with no borders, I mean crust. Get it? No border. No crust. Okay.
Yu: Umm. I'll try the Beatles Deluxe, please.
Shop Staff: What kind of topping would you like?
Yu: Mushrooms and anchovies.
Shop Staff: All right. It's Deadhead 'shrooms and Bon Jovi anchovies. What size?
Yu: What sizes do you have?
Shop Staff: Medium and Elvis. A medium is about 12 inches in diameter and an Elvis is about 20 inches. Remember?
Elvis got pretty fat at the end. He, he.
Yu: Yeah, yeah, yeah, I get it. I'll have a medium.
Shop Staff: What kind of crust would you like?
Yu: What kind of crusts do you have?
Shop Staff: We have soft crusts, cheese crusts, and the Karen Carpenter crust. The Karen Carpenter crust is very thin. 'Cuz, ‘cuz yeah, you know, she was really skinny! Get it?
Yu: Uhh, yeah. I'd like the Karen Carpenter crust.
Shop Staff: Can I get you anything else?
Yu: Yes. Two medium Cokes and two Caesar salads, please.
Shop Staff: So that's two Rockin' Cokes and two Rockin' Caesar salads. Thank you very much. That'll be $28. Our delivery guy will be over in about thirty minutes. Thank you for calling. Keep on rockin' with Rock 'n' Roll Pizza!
Yu: Thank you.

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Luis Fernando
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Hi everyone.


Funny dialogue! All that I like is there: Rock n' roll, pizza, coke and humor.


Congratulatiuisons guys.

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I really enjoyed this dialoge, but honestly I need to improve my listening.😄😄

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I love your dialogs guys! 😁

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The question "Would you mind?" is a polite way of requesting someone to do something. In this case the request is to stand e.g. in an upright position on your feet.


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what does this phrase means 'Would you mind standing?'?