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INTRODUCTION
Daniel: Daniel here.
Chihiro: Chihiro here. Selecting a Restaurant.
Daniel: Chihiro, what are we looking at in this lesson?
Chihiro: In this lesson, you will learn how to make suggestions and ask for opinions.
Daniel: This conversation takes place outside a movie theater.
Chihiro: The conversation is between Susan and Mike.
Daniel: And they will be speaking casually.
Chihiro: Okay, let’s listen to the conversation.
DIALOGUE
Susan: Wow, I can't stop crying. That was such a moving story! I loved "Wicked!"
Mike: Yeah, you've told me a million times.
Susan: We should celebrate with a nice dinner. Hey, how about that Italian restaurant across the street? I heard they offer delicious food, impeccable service, and a hip decor.
Mike: It looks pretty pricey, though. I don't think I fit the dress code. I'm wearing jeans.
Susan: Oh. Then how about that Vietnamese place? It looks affordable and casual.
Mike: Yeah, but it's really crowded and noisy.
Susan: What about that steakhouse on the corner? It just opened. It might be worth a shot.
Mike: Yeah. I read about it. It's supposed to be really good. I'm game.
Susan: Okay. Let's go.
POST CONVERSATION BANTER
Daniel: Mmm…Vietnamese food. Sounds yummy! What kind of restaurant would you prefer to eat at, Chihiro?
Chihiro: Well, I personally like Mexican food!
Daniel: Yeah. Recently in America, there are more and more ethnic restaurants, especially in urban centers.
Chihiro: Right. Italian and Mexican restaurants are available almost anywhere. Chinese and Japanese restaurants have also been widely available for a long time now.
Daniel: Yes, and in recent years, the number of other Asian restaurants such as Korean, Thai, and as in the dialogue, Vietnamese, have been on the rise. There are still places where these foods might seem exotic, but on the West Coast and Northeast, and in major urban centers, they have become fairly commonplace.
Chihiro: That's true. What about you listeners? What kinds of ethnic restaurants do you like to go to? Be sure to tell us in the comments section for this lesson.
VOCAB LIST
Chihiro: Let's take a look at the vocabulary for this lesson.
The first word is:
Daniel: moving [natural native speed]
Chihiro: having a strong emotional effect
Daniel: moving [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: moving [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next...
Daniel: impeccable [natural native speed]
Chihiro: without any faults or weaknesses
Daniel: impeccable [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: impeccable [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next...
Daniel: hip [natural native speed]
Chihiro: knowing about and following the latest fashions and styles
Daniel: hip [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: hip [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next...
Daniel: pricey [natural native speed]
Chihiro: informal for expensive
Daniel: pricey [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: pricey [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next...
Daniel: dress code [natural native speed]
Chihiro: set of rules about clothing for a school or work place
Daniel: dress code [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: dress code [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next...
Daniel: affordable [natural native speed]
Chihiro: not too expensive
Daniel: affordable [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: affordable [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next...
Daniel: casual [natural native speed]
Chihiro: not formal, relaxed
Daniel: casual [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: casual [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next...
Daniel: shot [natural native speed]
Chihiro: attempt to do something succesfully
Daniel: shot [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: shot [natural native speed]
Chihiro: Next...
Daniel: to be supposed to [natural native speed]
Chihiro: to be expected to do something
Daniel: to be supposed to [slowly - broken down by syllable]
Daniel: to be supposed to [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 phrase we’ll look at is, “A million times.” This is an exaggeration used to tell somebody that they're doing something many, many times. In the dialogue, Mike tells Susan that she's told him many times that she loves Wicked by using this phrase. You can use the word “million” in different ways, for example…
Chihiro: “Thanks a million!”
Daniel: Which means, “Thank you so very much!” How about another example Chihiro?
Chihiro: Sure. How about, “One in a million?”
Daniel: Yes, that’s a good example. That means that something is very special and rare. Any more?
Chihiro: You bet. Here's one more. ”Feel/look like a million dollars.”
Daniel: Good. As you can see, the word “million” amplifies the feel of the sentence.
Chihiro: Okay, the next phrase we'll look at is,
Daniel: “It might be worth a shot.”
Chihiro: This phrase is used to say that something could be worth doing. Susan says this to talk about a restaurant that could be delicious, therefore, could be worth going to. Okay Daniel, let's have another example.
Daniel: “How about giving him a call? You never know, it might be worth the shot.”
Chihiro: Here Daniel is encouraging me to call the boy, because the outcome may be positive. Okay. Let's take a shot at the grammar point for this lesson.

Lesson focus

Chihiro: Let's take a look at adverbs. Adverbs are words that modify verbs, adjectives, other adverbs, or complete sentences. In this lesson, we will look at adverbs of degree. Adverbs of degree tell us about the degree or intensity of a verb, an adjective or another adverb. Okay Daniel, can you tell us about the placement of these adverbs?
Daniel: Sure. The placement of these adverbs are usually before the main verb, but if there’s an auxiliary verb such as “are”/”is”/”have”/”do,” they come after the auxiliary verb and before the main verb. Chihiro, tell us about the first pattern.
Chihiro: Okay, first we have subject + adverb + verb + an object which is optional. In a sentence it'll sound like this,
Daniel: “It just opened.”
Chihiro: And if it has an auxiliary verb, like this sentence,
Daniel: “It will probably rain tomorrow.”
Chihiro: Then the adverb comes after “will,” the auxiliary. You can also put it after the verb, as in this sentence,
Daniel: “It looks pretty pricey, though.” Okay, I think that's enough examples. Let's talk about negatives. In negative sentences, the adverb comes before “not” if the emphasis is on the negative. Here's an example sentence.
Chihiro: “I definitely don't agree.”
Daniel: Right. However, if the emphasis is not on the negativity, then the adverb comes after “not,” as in,
Chihiro: “I don't often travel.”
Daniel: You don't?
Chihiro: That was just an example, Daniel.
Daniel: Oh, okay.
Chihiro: Okay, speakers may often use them to soften or emphasize verbs, and since these adverbs may be used more often in conversations, they may not be written so often.
Daniel: Be sure to take a look at the grammar explanation in the PDF for this lesson.

Outro

Chihiro: That just about does it for today! Okay, everybody, see you all next time!
Daniel: Bye for now!
REPETITION OF DIALOGUE
Susan: Wow, I can't stop crying. That was such a moving story! I loved "Wicked!"
Mike: Yeah, you've told me a million times.
Susan: We should celebrate with a nice dinner. Hey, how about that Italian restaurant across the street? I heard they offer delicious food, impeccable service, and a hip decor.
Mike: It looks pretty pricey, though. I don't think I fit the dress code. I'm wearing jeans.
Susan: Oh. Then how about that Vietnamese place? It looks affordable and casual.
Mike: Yeah, but it's really crowded and noisy.
Susan: What about that steakhouse on the corner? It just opened. It might be worth a shot.
Mike: Yeah. I read about it. It's supposed to be really good. I'm game.
Susan: Okay. Let's go.

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Hey !


What does it mean the expression "I'm game"?


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