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INTRODUCTION
Daniel: Hi everybody, Daniel here.
Chihiro: Chihiro here. Shopping Part 3.
Daniel: So Chihiro, what do we have for our listeners this time?
Chihiro: In this lesson, you will learn how to order goods.
Daniel: The conversation is on the telephone.
Chihiro: And is between a sales person and a customer.
Daniel: Let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Salesperson: Howdy. Cowboy Calvin's Hot Leather Goods!
Jessie: Ummm...I'd like to order some leather goods.
Salesperson: What would you like, Cowboy?
Jessie: Well, I'd like to order LJ254 and CH192.
Salesperson: So you'd like the pink suede jacket with frills and a pink cowboy hat with yellow laces?
Jessie: Um...yes. And can you change the yellow laces to red ribbons?
Salesperson: Okay. Would you like the bright Marilyn Monroe red or the mysterious Grace Kelly burgundy?
Jessie: I'll try the Marilyn Monroe red. That sounds sexy.
Salesperson: All right. And how would you like to pay for them?
Jessie: By check.
Salesperson: Great. We'll send an invoice along with the products. Where should we mail ‘em to?
Jessie: The Princeton Maximum Security Prison in Iowa.
Salesperson: Oh, we get a lot of orders from there! Is it that time of the year again?
Jessie: Yes, it is, and we're really excited.
Salesperson: Hold your horses. You'll get them in two weeks.
Jessie: Thank you.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Daniel: This sounds like an... interesting party...
Chihiro: You mean the party itself or the fact that it's at The Princeton Maximum Security Prison?
Daniel: Well, both! But you know that costume parties or themed parties are not rare in the States.
Chihiro: Yeah, you're right. The main costume event would be Halloween, but some people have other costume parties throughout the year just for fun. Any costume parties for you Daniel?
Daniel: Nooo way. How about you, Chihiro?
Chihiro: You know what? I hate preparing for costume parties because it's always a headache trying to figure out what you should wear, but once you're there, it's actually a lot of fun!
Daniel: I’ll take your word for it…No.
Chihiro: Ha ha.
VOCAB LIST
Chihiro: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
The first word is:
Daniel: leather [natural native speed]
Chihiro: preserved animal skin used for clothing or other things
Daniel: leather [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: leather [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next…
Daniel: cowboy [natural native speed]
Chihiro: man who rides a horse and takes care of horses or cows
Daniel: cowboy [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: cowboy [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next…
Daniel: suede [natural native speed]
Chihiro: leather with a soft brushed surface
Daniel: suede [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: suede [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next…
Daniel: lace [natural native speed]
Chihiro: patterned cloth with patterns of holes that is very thin and light
Daniel: lace [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: lace [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next…
Daniel: ribbon [natural native speed]
Chihiro: narrow piece of cloth used for decoration
Daniel: ribbon [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: ribbon [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next…
Daniel: mysterious [natural native speed]
Chihiro: difficult to understand, strange
Daniel: mysterious [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: mysterious [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next…
Daniel: invoice [natural native speed]
Chihiro: bill, document stating amount of money needed to pay for certain goods and services
Daniel: invoice [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: invoice [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next…
Daniel: prison [natural native speed]
Chihiro: building where people are locked up and kept as punishment for a crime
Daniel: prison [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: prison [natural native speed]
VOCAB AND PHRASE USAGE
Chihiro: Let’s take a closer look at the usage for some of the words and phrases from this lesson.
Daniel: The first word we’ll look at is…
Chihiro: “Howdy!”
Daniel: This is an informal greeting, or another way to say “hello.” It is often associated with the Southwest rural region of the States and is not commonly used by everyone.
Chihiro: Right, sounds very cowboy to me! But I do have friends who say it just for fun. The second phrase we'll look at is,
Daniel: “Is it that time of the year again?”
Chihiro: The words “that time” in the phrase implies a particular something that the speakers know about without having to mention it. This phrase can be used with different time periods as well, for example,
Daniel: “Is it that time of day again?”
Chihiro: Depending on who's speaking and what is being talked about, it could mean anything from that time of day to get coffee to perhaps that time of day when it's time to go home.
Daniel: And we have one more for you today. Let's look at the phrase,
Chihiro: “Hold your horses.”
Daniel: This expression means “slow down” or “wait.” It is believed to have originated in the States due to its horse drawn culture in the 19th century. Think of it as a person on a horse slowing it down. Here's another example,
Chihiro: Daniel, it's time for the grammar point isn't it?
Daniel: “Hold your horses Chihiro, we're not quite done yet.”
Chihiro: Here, Daniel uses this phrase to tell me to slow down... umm, can we carry on now?
Daniel: Yes, yes, now let's go on to the grammar point.

Lesson focus

Daniel: In a previous lesson, we learned about the modal verb “would.” Remember that it is used to make polite requests and offers. In this lesson, we will look at specific examples from the dialogue to review this point. Take a look at these sentences by Jessie in the dialogue.
Chihiro: “I'd like to order some leather goods.”
Daniel: And…
Chihiro: “Well, I'd like to order LJ254 and CH192.”
Daniel: As you can see, every time Jessie makes a statement, he uses this modal form in order to make a polite
request. Notice also that he always uses the contraction “I'd” as opposed to “I would.”
Chihiro: Now let's look at examples of questions by the sales person in the dialogue.
Daniel: “What would you like, cowboy?”
Chihiro: And…
Daniel: “You'd like the pink suede jacket with frills and pink cowboy hat with yellow laces?”
Chihiro: Next…
Daniel: “Would you like the bright Marilyn Monroe red or the mysterious Grace Kelly burgundy?”
Chihiro: Finally…
Daniel: “How would you like to pay for them?”
Chihiro: Every time the sales person asks a question, he always asks with this “would” modal, so that it sounds polite. Notice also that he uses the contraction “you'd.” Thirdly, note the two words “would you” is pronounced wuju in sequence.
Daniel: Okay, to better understand this, take a look at the lesson notes in the PDF for this lesson.

Outro

Chihiro: That just about does it for today.
Chihiro: Okay, see you all next time.
Daniel: Bye!
REPETITION OF DIALOGUE
Salesperson: Howdy. Cowboy Calvin's Hot Leather Goods!
Jessie: Ummm...I'd like to order some leather goods.
Salesperson: What would you like, Cowboy?
Jessie: Well, I'd like to order LJ254 and CH192.
Salesperson: So you'd like the pink suede jacket with frills and pink a cowboy hat with yellow laces?
Jessie: Um...yes. And can you change the yellow laces to red ribbons?
Salesperson: Okay. Would you like the bright Marilyn Monroe red or the mysterious Grace Kelly burgundy?
Jessie: I'll try the Marilyn Monroe red. That sounds sexy.
Salesperson: All right. And how would you like to pay for them?
Jessie: By check.
Salesperson: Great. We'll send an invoice along with the products. Where should we mail ‘em to?
Jessie: The Princeton Maximum Security Prison in Iowa.
Salesperson: Oh, we get a lot of orders from there! Is it that time of the year again?
Jessie: Yes, it is, and we're really excited.
Salesperson: Hold your horses. You'll get them in two weeks.
Jessie: Thank you.

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‪Amer Alkathiri‬‏
Thursday at 12:21 AM
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In the case of a question, wouldn't it be better to start with (should): you'd like the pink suede jacket with frills and pink cowboy hat with yellow laces?

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If you are recording, I would suggest reading the text from the screen. This will still benefit you.


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Thanks Eva for the answer!


But, I didn't get my points. While recording my audio in the line by line audio section, should I speak by looking at the text appeared on the screen or without seeing screen?

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I would suggest learning each sentence first and understanding the meaning of each word in the sentence. Then you can move on to the next one and eventually understand the whole conversation.


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Hi,


I have a doubt. When I practice the line by line audio, should I memorize the sentence first or just read it by looking at the screen? Which one would you suggest?

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Thank you ! another day another lesson , Keep going 😎 .


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