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INTRODUCTION
Chihiro: Hi everybody, Chihiro here.
Daniel: Daniel here. Checking the Weather Forecast.
Daniel: In this lesson, you will learn how to try and convince people.
Chihiro: This conversation takes place inside Mike and Susan's house. The speakers are married so they’ll be speaking casually.
DIALOGUE
Mike: Hey, Susan! Rise and shine! You don't want to spend the first day of our vacation in bed, do you? Get up!
Susan: Ahhh…Geez... What time is it?
Mike: It's six a.m. We've got to hit Central Park today. It's going to be bright and sunny!
Susan: Really? I heard it was going to be sunny, partly cloudy with showers in the late afternoon.
Mike: What? We need to check the weather forecast.
(Mike turns on the TV)
Weather Girl 1: A weakening cold front is expected to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to New York City today.
Mike: I don't believe this! Let's check The Weather Channel. They're more accurate.
Weather Girl 2: Heavy rains and strong winds will hit New York City this afternoon.
(Mike turns off the TV)
Mike: No!
Susan: I guess we're not going rollerblading today.
Mike: We could wear raincoats and a shower cap.
Susan: I don't think so, honey!
Mike: C'mon. It'll be like the movie, "singing and dancing in the rain."
Susan: It'll be more like slipping and dying in the rain, if you ask me.
Mike: C'mon. Don't be a wet blanket.
Susan: I'd rather be a wet blanket than road kill. Let's do something indoors today. Let's go to the Met.
Mike: Whatever you say, dear...(cynical)
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Daniel: So in the end they are staying in the city for their vacation.
Chihiro: Yup, looks like they are! New York is a great city with lots to do, but since these two live there, I don't see why it would hurt to leave the area for a change!
Daniel: Yeah, the furthest Mike wanted to go this day was Central Park! He took days off of work for that!
Chihiro: Oh well, whatever floats your boat I guess. Central Park is a big park in New York City, which is over a square mile (about 3.4km2) in Manhattan. Among the bicyclists, joggers, and inline skaters, they have events such as concerts, performances, and festivals at different times during the year.
Daniel: Cool. It's also a great place to hang out and also serves as a green haven for the people who live in the city.
Chihiro: The other place they mention in the dialogue, The Met, is short for Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's an art museum in New York, which is where Susan suggests they go to stay dry.
Daniel: It has over two million works of art from all over the world and is a popular visiting place for both people who live in New York and tourists who come to visit. It's collection has works from prehistory to modern day, which draws a crowd of five million people every year.
Chihiro: Yeah, that’s a lot.
VOCAB LIST
Daniel: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson. What do we have first?
Chihiro: rise and shine [natural native speed]
Daniel: expression to tell someone to wake up
Chihiro: rise and shine [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: rise and shine [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next...
Chihiro: shower [natural native speed]
Daniel: fall of rain or snow for a short time
Chihiro: shower [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: shower [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next...
Chihiro: weather forecast [natural native speed]
Daniel: prediction of the weather for the near future
Chihiro: weather forecast [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: weather forecast [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next...
Chihiro: weakening [natural native speed]
Daniel: describes something becominig less powerful
Chihiro: weakening [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: weakening [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next...
Chihiro: front (weather) [natural native speed]
Daniel: place where two large areas of air of different temperatures come together
Chihiro: front (weather) [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: front (weather) [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next...
Chihiro: accurate [natural native speed]
Daniel: having no errors
Chihiro: accurate [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: accurate [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next...
Chihiro: to rollerblade [natural native speed]
Daniel: to skate using skates that have wheels in a straight line on the bottom
Chihiro: to rollerblade [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: to rollerblade [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next...
Chihiro: raincoat [natural native speed]
Daniel: coat designed to keep you dry in the rain
Chihiro: raincoat [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: raincoat [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next...
Chihiro: wet blanket [natural native speed]
Daniel: person who makes it difficult for other people to enjoy themselves
Chihiro: wet blanket [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: wet blanket [natural native speed]
Daniel: Next...
Chihiro: roadkill [natural native speed]
Daniel: animals that have been killed by being hit by cars
Chihiro: roadkill [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Chihiro: roadkill [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,
Daniel: “Rise and shine!”
Chihiro: This expression is used to tell someone to wake up and start their day. The rise part refers to getting out of bed and the shine part refers to showing energy. This phrase is often used when there is something exciting planned for the day. It is also used ironically when someone seems sleepy.
Daniel: Yeah, makes you want to say something bad to the person who said it to you, doesn't it?
Chihiro: I know what you mean.
Daniel: The next phrase we'll look at is,
Chihiro: “Don't be a wet blanket.”
Daniel: As we heard in the definitions, a wet blanket is someone who makes it difficult for people to enjoy themselves. This is usually because they are complaining or talking about what might go wrong with the plans. The expression comes from using a wet blanket to put out a fire. In the case of the expression, the fire refers to the enthusiasm that others have about something.
Chihiro: I'm gonna be a wet blanket now and put out the fire to this phrase section because now it's time for the grammar point.
Daniel: Be my guest, I guess.

Lesson focus

Chihiro: In lesson 3 of this Lower Intermediate series, we talked about the future tense using “will.” In this lesson, we will talk about another future tense form using “going to.”
Daniel: “Going to” is often used to talk about future events that are just about to start or are beginning. It is also often used to talk about intentions, decisions, and plans. This form is often used in informal conversations.
Chihiro: The way you form it is, subject + be-verb + “going to” + the infinitive of the verb. Here's an example from the dialogue,
Daniel: “It's going to be bright and sunny.”
Chihiro: Daniel uses “going” to because it's an event that is just about to start. Give us another example,
Daniel: “I'm going to wash my car tomorrow.”
Chihiro: Here, he's talking about a plan.
Daniel: To make this negative, the structure is, subject + be-verb + “not” + “going to” + the infinitive of the verb. An example is,
Chihiro: “We're not going to talk about another grammar form.”
Daniel: Good, because we don't want to confuse the listeners.
Chihiro: And here's a tip to help you not get confused too. In informal spoken English, “going to” sounds like “gonna,” so when you hear this, you know that they're saying “going to.”
Daniel: And another tip, the Lesson Notes in the PDF will help you clear up any questions you may have.

Outro

Daniel: That just about does it for today.
Daniel: Alright then, talk to you later.
Chihiro: See you all soon!
REPETITION OF DIALOGUE
Mike: Hey, Susan! Rise and shine! You don't want to spend the first day of our vacation in bed, do you? Get up!
Susan: Ahhh…Geez... What time is it?
Mike: It's six a.m. We've got to hit Central Park today. It's going to be bright and sunny!
Susan: Really? I heard it was going to be sunny, partly cloudy with showers in the late afternoon.
Mike: What? We need to check the weather forecast.
(Mike turns on the TV)
Weather Girl 1: A weakening cold front is expected to bring scattered showers and thunderstorms to New York City today.
Mike: I don't believe this! Let's check The Weather Channel. They're more accurate.
Weather Girl 2: Heavy rains and strong winds will hit New York City this afternoon.
(Mike turns off the TV)
Mike: No!
Susan: I guess we're not going rollerblading today.
Mike: We could wear raincoats and a shower cap.
Susan: I don't think so, honey!
Mike: C'mon. It'll be like the movie, "singing and dancing in the rain."
Susan: It'll be more like slipping and dying in the rain, if you ask me.
Mike: C'mon. Don't be a wet blanket.
Susan: I'd rather be a wet blanket than road kill. Let's do something indoors today. Let's go to the Met.
Mike: Whatever you say, dear...(cynical)

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The weather ruined his plans

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The acronym 'MET" stands for the 'Metropolitan Museum of Art,' which is an art museum in New York.


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Hi,

Susan said “ Let's go to the Met.” what is meaning of Met?

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The term "weakening cold front" is used in relation to the weather. It means that 'precipitation' (e.g. rain, sleet, snow, ice and hail) and 'cloud' are weakening (decreasing/ becoming fragmented).


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what is the meaning of "weakening cold front"?