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INTRODUCTION
Michael: Must-Know English Social Media Phrases Season 1. Lesson 18 - A Sightseeing Trip.
Michael: Hi everyone, I'm Michael.
Alisha: And I'm Alisha.
Michael: In this lesson, you'll learn how to post and leave comments in English about visiting a landmark. Jennifer visits a famous landmark, posts an image of it, and leaves this comment:
Alisha: "How cool is this? I'm standing at the top of the Statue of Liberty!"
Michael: Listen to a reading of the post and the comments that follow.
DIALOGUE
(clicking sound)
Jennifer: "How cool is this? I'm standing at the top of the Statue of Liberty!"
(clicking sound)
Gloria: "Did you take the stairs up or did you cheat and take the elevator?"
Howard: "I thought Chris was afraid of heights?"
Alex: "You're not scared, right?"
Chris: "Well, I chose to skip this…"
POST
Michael: Listen again to Jennifer's post.
Alisha: (SLOW) "How cool is this? I'm standing at the top of the Statue of Liberty!"
Alisha: (Regular) "How cool is this? I'm standing at the top of the Statue of Liberty!"
Michael: Let's break this down.
Alisha: First is the expression "How cool is this?"
Michael: This expression is used when expressing strong emotions about something. Note that the speaker is not actually expecting an answer to the question. We can substitute "cool" for other adjectives, such as "beautiful," "bad," or "weird." For instance, "How weird is this?" Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "How cool is this?" (REGULAR) "How cool is this?"
Michael: Then comes the phrase...
Alisha: "I'm standing at the top of the Statue of Liberty!"
Michael: The Statue of Liberty is a famous landmark in New York. It is 93 meters tall, from ground level to torch. There are staircases inside the statue for visitors to reach the observation point in the crown, and elevators to reach the observation area of the pedestal. Listen again.
Alisha: (SLOW) "I'm standing at the top of the Statue of Liberty!" (REGULAR) "I'm standing at the top of the Statue of Liberty!"
Michael: All together...
Alisha: "How cool is this? I'm standing at the top of the Statue of Liberty!"
COMMENTS
Michael: In response, Jennifer's friends leave some comments.
Michael: Her neighbor, Gloria, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Did you take the stairs up or did you cheat and take the elevator?" (REGULAR) "Did you take the stairs up or did you cheat and take the elevator?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Did you take the stairs up or did you cheat and take the elevator?"
Michael: Use this expression to show that you are being cheeky and funny.
Michael: Her supervisor, Howard, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "I thought Chris was afraid of heights?" (REGULAR) "I thought Chris was afraid of heights?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "I thought Chris was afraid of heights?"
Michael: Use this expression to be humorous and show that you know something about someone.
Michael: Her nephew, Alex, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "You're not scared, right?" (REGULAR) "You're not scared, right?"
[Pause]
Alisha: "You're not scared, right?"
Michael: Use this expression to show that you are showing sympathy for how someone might be feeling.
Michael: Her husband, Chris, says...
Alisha: (SLOW) "Well, I chose to skip this…" (REGULAR) "Well, I chose to skip this…"
[Pause]
Alisha: "Well, I chose to skip this…"
Michael: Use this expression to show that you weren't interested in this place/activity.

Outro

Michael: Okay, that's all for this lesson. If a friend posted something about visiting a landmark, which phrase would you use? Leave us a comment letting us know. And we'll see you next time!
Alisha: Bye!

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Tuesday at 06:30 PM
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If a friend posted something about visiting a landmark which phrase would you use?

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Hello Pablo,


Thanks for the comment.


This phrase would be "Did you use the stairs to go up or did you cheat and take the elevator?" - you just missed the word 'go.'


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Pablo José Morales
Tuesday at 12:58 AM
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I like to use some phrase similar to "Did you use the stairs to up or did you cheat and take the elevator?


Thanks for the lesson!

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Wednesday at 05:08 PM
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Hello @Yannick and @Hilton,


Thanks for the posts! I believe that Gloria is a friend to Jennifer in this lesson.


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Hilton Ambrose Kabia
Thursday at 05:58 AM
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If a friend posted something about visiting a landmark. I will use;

How cool it is?

Hilton Ambrose kabia
Thursday at 05:52 AM
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What is the position of Gloria in Jennifer’s post.

Yannick nguala
Tuesday at 10:07 PM
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Hi , Yannick Nguala from Drc i'll use : how cool is this ?